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  1. O Marketing e o Social nos Bancos Brasileiros: Evidências de Relações Assimétricas

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    Sérgio Luiz do Amaral Moretti

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho é investigar a comunicação de alguns bancos nacionais com base no apelo social ou ambiental, comparativamente a evidências de suas práticas de responsabilidade social. A principal razão para este estudo é o crescente uso desse apelo por alguns bancos, inclusive pela própria Federação dos Bancos Brasileiros (Febraban, indicando a importância do tema para os públicos envolvidos. Os últimos dados disponíveis para proceder a esta investigação estão reunidos na pesquisa Avaliação comparativa da responsabilidade socioambiental dos bancos no Brasil, realizada em 2008 pelo Instituto Brasileiro de Defesa do Consumidor (IDEC, e no Relatório Social da Febraban de 2008 sobre as práticas de Responsabilidade Social das Empresas (RSE dos bancos associados à federação. Os resultados desses relatórios foram confrontados com a literatura sobre o tema. Pode-se observar que as práticas do setor bancário em temas como trabalhadores, meio ambiente e consumidores apresentaram resultados assimétricos negativos quando comparados com o ideal mostrado nas campanhas publicitárias. As baixas notas nas práticas relativas ao relacionamento com os consumidores naturalmente chamam mais a atenção, por se tratar da área central do próprio negócio e, sendo assim, já deveriam estar assimiladas nos procedimentos operacionais. As implicações gerenciais são muitas e servem de alerta para as empresas. As reclamações relativas ao atendimento por parte dos consumidores é um sinal de que algo não vai bem nesse setor. DOI: 10.5585/remark.v9i1.2154

  2. O sexo e a Cidade e as marcas: análise dos efeitos do product placement nos jovens portugueses

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    Lameira, Sofia Lourenço

    2016-01-01

    Dissertação de Mestrado em Comunicação Social Esta dissertação tem como objeto de estudo a série de televisão O Sexo e a Cidade, transmitida repetidamente entre 2013 e 2015 no canal temático Fox Life, e pretende analisar o fenómeno product placement e o seu impacto nos espetadores. Deste modo, pretende analisar os efeitos do product placement nos hábitos de compra e comportamentos de consumo dos jovens adultos portugueses, estudando uma amostra de estudantes universitários na cidade de Lis...

  3. Representação social do sexo nos jovens adultos portugueses

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    Alexandra Gomes

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Foi nosso objetivo medir a representação social do sexo através das evocações livres de 1138 jovens adultos portugueses, com idades entre os 18 e os 25 anos, explorando uma abordagem explicativa da possível influência desta representação social nos comportamentos sexuais de risco observados nesta faixa etária. As evocações foram recolhidas através de um questionário online, divulgado pelas universidades e escolas profissionais portuguesas. Foi realizada uma análise prototípica de representações sociais. Os resultados sugerem uma representação social do sexo romantizada, com um núcleo central baseado na ideia de amor e prazer, em que aspetos relacionados com o risco, como preservativo ou infeções sexualmente transmissíveis, pertencem apenas ao sistema periférico, considerando-se que aí são integrados como uma forma de preservar o núcleo central, mas sem interferir na forma como os participantes vivem as suas experiências sexuais. A associação entre a ideia de amor e preservativo parece estar mais associada à heurística de quem "ama protege" o que facilita a não utilização do preservativo, em vez de a aumentar. A representação social do sexo, centrada no amor e no prazer, poderá enquadrar as questões cognitivas, afetivas e comportamentais presentes na explicação e predição da utilização do preservativo, complementando os modelos sociocognitivos já conhecidos.

  4. Exigências nos percursos profissionais de gerentes de banco Demands regarding professional and personal trajectories of bank managers

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    Thaís Augusta Cunha de Oliveira Máximo

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo aborda os percursos de trabalho e formação de gerentes de bancos públicos e privados da cidade de João Pessoa, desde sua inserção até a promoção à função gerencial. Busca-se compreendê-los à luz de autores que analisam o trabalho e suas transformações, segundo uma perspectiva clínica, a exemplo de Zarifian, Dejours e Schwartz, ao lado daqueles que tratam especificamente do trabalho bancário, como Jinkings, Merlo e Barbarini. Realizaram-se dezesseis entrevistas, com pessoas que exercem gerências gerais ou intermediárias. Evidenciou-se a intensa pressão a que estão submetidos os gerentes quanto à capacitação, alcance de resultados e disponibilidade para a empresa. Constatou-se, entretanto, que, mesmo atendendo aos requisitos exigidos, não há garantia de estabilidade na função. Empresas requisitam sempre mais, solicitando um patamar inalcançável, desgastante para a saúde. Esta pesquisa levanta questionamentos sobre as conquistas relativamente à autonomia e formação profissional, que os gerentes experimentam como efeito da reestruturação bancária.This paper deals with the trajectory of bank managers in Joao Pessoa with regard their job and education, spanning from their entry in the system up to the point when they hold a management position, searching to understand this through authors who analyze the work and its transformation from a clinical perspective, like Zarifian, Dejours and Schwartz, as well as those that deal with the bank work, as it is the case of Jinkings, Merlo and Barbarini. Sixteen interviews have taken place with general or intermediaries managers. The study showed that they are submitted to a great pressure with respect to their general ability, competence to obtain results and availability to the bank. It was noted, however, that even fulfilling these demands they do not have stability in the position. They argue that the company continually demands further effort, in an

  5. Participação nos lucros ou resultados e banco de horas: intensidade do trabalho e desgaste operário

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    José Augusto Pina

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: As transformações operadas no processo de trabalho na indústria automobilística no Brasil desde os anos 1990 apontam para o fortalecimento da gestão da força de trabalho como um dos determinantes do processo saúde-doença dos trabalhadores. OBJETIVOS: Discutem-se dois elementos da gestão: a participação nos lucros ou resultados (PLR e o banco de horas (BH e assinala-se a relação de ambos com a intensidade do trabalho e o desgaste operário. Métodos: Apóia-se em revisão bibliográfica e em análise dos acordos coletivos dos metalúrgicos do ABC-SP, entre 2001 e 2008. RESULTADOS: A análise realizada mostrou que a reorganização do tempo de trabalho, o prolongamento da jornada e a manutenção do elevado grau de intensidade do trabalho ocasionados pelo BH e as metas vinculadas à PLR exercem pressão sobre o trabalhador para o aumento quantitativo e qualitativo do trabalho, evidenciando que esses instrumentos gerenciais propiciam a intensificação do trabalho e o desgaste operário. Também afetam drasticamente o tempo de não trabalho fora da jornada, inclusive prejudicando a reposição e o desenvolvimento da capacidade biopsíquica do trabalhador. CONCLUSÃO: A PLR e o BH podem ser caracterizados como uma forma de administração por estresse que eleva e potencializa as cargas de trabalho e o desgaste operário.

  6. Banco de ossos Bone bank

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    Paulo Gilberto Cimbalista de Alencar

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Bancos de ossos são necessários para prover material biológico para uma série de procedimentos ortopédicos. A crescente necessidade de tecidos musculoesqueléticos para transplante é decorrente do desenvolvimento de novas técnicas cirúrgicas e fez com que diversos serviços se dispusessem a ter sua própria fonte de tecidos para transplante. Para aumentar a segurança dos tecidos transplantados, normas foram impostas pelo governo para o funcionamento dos bancos, o que limitou o número de instituições autorizadas. O bom desempenho de um banco de ossos depende de um rígido controle de todas as etapas, passando pela formação de equipes bem treinadas para captação, pela seleção de doadores, pela realização de diversos exames nos tecidos captados e pelo controle rigoroso das técnicas de processamento utilizadas. A associação desses fatores faz com que a abrangência do uso e do número de pacientes receptores seja ampliada, a contaminação de tecidos seja de incidência estatisticamente desprezível e haja rastreabilidade entre doadores e receptores. Este trabalho descreve as considerações técnicas quanto ao funcionamento de um banco, uso de enxertos e aplicações ortopédicas, bem como aspectos éticos e principais obstáculos enfrentados.Bone banks are necessary to provide biological material for a series of orthopedic procedures. The growing need for musculoskeletal tissues for transplantation is due to the development of new surgical techniques, and has made it so that a variety of services were willing to have their own source of tissue for transplantation. To increase the safety of transplanted tissues, standards for the operation of banks were imposed by the government, which limited the number of authorized institutions. The good performance of a bone bank depends on strict control of all stages, from the formation of well-trained teams for capturing, for donor selection, for conducting various tests on the tissues

  7. Análise de eficiência dos Bancos Brasileiros: um enfoque nos investimentos realizados em Tecnologia de Informação (TI Measuring the efficiency of Brazilian Banks: assessing the value of Information Technology (IT investments

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    João Luiz Becker

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available O setor bancário tem investido bilhões de dólares em Tecnologia de Informação (TI, sendo a concorrência e a rivalidade os principais fatores que têm justificado esta prática. Entretanto, ainda é tema de discussão no meio acadêmico se estes investimentos trazem benefícios reais às organizações.Neste estudo, avalia-se a eficiência de 74 bancos brasileiros, destacando-se os investimentos realizados em TI. O modelo proposto é baseado na técnica não-paramétrica Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA, que analisa a conversão dos investimentos realizados em TI (inputs em valores que possam trazer retornos (outputs para as organizações analisadas - apontando indicadores de sucesso e insucesso. Os resultados indicam que: (a os bancos que mais investem em TI apresentam melhores índices de eficiência; (b os bancos "Estrangeiros" e com capital "Privado Nacional e Participação Estrangeira" apresentam os melhores índices médios de eficiência global; e (c nenhum banco "Público Estadual" é classificado como eficiente.Banking sector has spent billions of dollars in Information Technology (IT. Competition and rivalry have been considered the main reasons to justify them. However, whether the investments done in IT actually bring real benefits to the organizations is still a matter of debate in the academy. This study evaluates the efficiency of 74 Brazilian banks, regarding their investments on IT. The proposed model is based on the non-parametric technique of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA, which analyze the conversion of the IT investments (inputs to specific outcomes (outputs - pointing out both successful and unsuccessful indicators. We found that (a banks which most invested in IT show better efficiency rates; (b banks classified by capital as "Private and National with foreign share" and "Foreign" show the highest efficiency rates in the global stage; and (c No "State Public" bank is classified as efficient.

  8. A saúde nos meios de comunicação portugueses. Uma oportunidade para as Relações Públicas?

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    Oliveira, Andrea

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available The development of health literacy is crucial to promoting radical changes in how people perceive and manage health issues. The media have a strategic role for progress in this regard. The aim of predomithis article is to discover the extent to which health literacy promotion takes part in agenda setting in Portugal. A total of 947 news items were analysed. The results show that information on promotion of health literacy is not yet on the Portuguese agenda; and that subjects relating to public health and the fight against disease are those with greatest media coverage in Portugal.

  9. Edificio del trust Harris y banco Savings

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    Skidmore, Owings y Merrill, Arquitectos Ingenieros

    1963-09-01

    Full Text Available This large Chicago project consists of three structures: a new 23 storey block containing the bank and other offices; the central building, with 20 floor levels, recently adapted to present day requirements, and an old garage,' also reconstructed and utilised by the bank. The new building has two distinct functional zones: the lower part, occupied by the bank; and the top 10 storeys which are let as office space. Between the two zones, floor levels 11 and 12 are devoted to general services and installations. On floor 23 the director has his office, and there is also space for a council room and a dining hall for guests. Externally the building is in the form of interesting and contrasting planes and volumes. This gives it a more expansive aspect, which is most necessary owing to the closely built area where it is situated, and enhances an impression of vitality and positive interaction between its structural elements. As a whole this building constitutes a satisfactory solution of the problem of adding a new building to two other already existent ones, so that the character of the latter is maintained, although new techniques are adopted. This project is also noteworthy because of its proportions, elegance and right choice of materials and colour.Construido en Chicago, este rascacielos comprende tres edificios: la nueva torre, de 33 plantas —que aloja las dependencias del Banco y Oficinas—; el edificio central, de 20 plantas —ya existente—, que ha sido adaptado a las necesidades actuales; y un antiguo garaje, asimismo acondicionado para ampliar el espacio del Banco. Analizando el nuevo edificio, distinguimos dos zonas: la inferior, ocupada por el Banco, y las diez plantas superiores, para oficinas en alquiler. Estas zonas aparecen separadas por los pisos 11 y 12, que contienen las instalaciones generales. En el piso 23 se distribuyen las oficinas del director, la sala de Consejos y el comedor para invitados. El aspecto exterior de esta

  10. Reestruturação nos bancos no Brasil: desemprego, subcontratação e intensificação do trabalho A restructure in brazilian banks: unemployment, sub-hiring and work intensification

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    Liliana Rolfsen Petrilli Segnini

    1999-08-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho procurou comprender as mudan��as e as implicações no mercado de trabalho, na organização e no conteúdo do trabalho observadas no processo de reestruturação produtiva no setor bancário, em São Paulo. Para tanto enfocou as especificidades da racionalização do trabalho bancário, com o objetivo de analisar as qualificações requeridas e observadas em diferentes formas de relações empregatícias, em tal reestruturação. Esta análise considerou as relações de gênero nos processos produtivos apontados, por compreendê-las relevantes e necessárias para este estudo. O desemprego, a terceirização do trabalho como forma de precarização social, a intensificação do trabalho e a relativização das exigências de uma "nova qualificação" do bancário foram os principais resultados discutidos neste artigo.This survey sought to understand the changes and work market implications, in the organization and in the work content observed in the process of productive restructure in the banking sector, in São Paulo. For such matter, it pointed out the specificity of the rationalizing of different work processes that form the banking work, required and observed qualifications, in different forms of hiring relations, in the process of productive restructure underway in the sector. This analysis considered the gender relations in the productive processes focussed , understanding them being relevant and necessary to perceive in a wider way the objective of this survey.The unemployment, the outsourced services as a form of social precariousness, the intensification of work and the relative way of the demand of a "new qualification" about the bank clerk were the main results discussed in this article.

  11. NoSQL2 : administrando banco de dados NoSQL com a linguagem SQL

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    Souza, Jane Adriana

    2017-01-01

    Nos últimos anos, novos modelos de banco de dados, chamados NoSQL (Not Only SQL) estão sendo considerados alternativas para a gestão de grandes volumes de dados - Big Data, pois gerenciam e armazenam os dados de forma eficiente, possuem alta escalabilidade, disponibilidade e desempenho satisfatório. A administração de bancos de dados implica na execução de tarefas, tais como criação de bases e objetos, atribuição de privilégios, realização de backups, dentre outras atividades. A execução dess...

  12. Single Sign-On: um estudo de caso em banco de dados Oracle

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    Cássio Tavares Brito

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available É notório que as soluções disponibilizadas pela Tecnologia da Informação (TI trazem benefícios mensuráveis para áreas afins e também áreas meio. Desta forma, aceita-se que com esta evolução tecnológica os Sistemas de Gerenciamento de Banco de Dados Relacional (SGBDR obtiveram um ganho significativo dos recursos referentes a segurança, persistência, processamento e armazenamento de dados. A junção de todos estes recursos possibilita aos Administradores de Banco de Dados (DBA criar, organizar e manter as diversas bases de informações de diversas organizações da forma mais efetiva possível. A este propósito o Serviço de Diretório, nos Bancos de Dados Oracle, veio contribuir para as melhores práticas de Segurança da Informação, que integrado aos Serviços de Diretórios já existentes, tais como: Active Directory (Microsoft, eDirectory (Novell e OpenLDAP, aumentam o leque da interoperabilidade de serviços. Assim, como resultado tem-se o provisionamento automático de identidades dos usuários nas principais funcionalidades, tais como a criação, atualização, desativação e remoção destas contas nos respectivos Bancos de Dados, de forma imediata, e com total transparência. Este trabalho tem como objetivo elaborar um estudo sobre o componente Oracle Internet Directory que provisiona login e senha únicos da rede corporativa sincronizados com o Serviço de Diretório do Banco de Dados Oracle. Quando este componente é registrado nos Bancos de Dados Oracle, otimiza o custo da troca constante das senhas dos respectivos Administradores de Banco de Dados. Assim, fundamenta-se as bases para que o Single Sign-On (Único Ponto de Entrada nos Bancos de Dados Oracle possa ser implementado seguindo as melhores práticas de Gestão de Acesso e Segurança da Informação.

  13. Evolução da epidemia tabágica em adolescentes portugueses escolarizados e vias para o seu controlo: Uma análise baseada nos dados do Health behaviour in School - Aged Children (HBSC Smoking trends in Portuguese school: Aged children and aproaches for a control - An analysis based on the Health Behaviour in School - Aged Children (HBSC data

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    Manuel Macedo

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Fumar tem consequências imediatas na saúde das crianças e dos adolescentes. No entanto, o maior risco que estas correm quando começam a fumar é o de ficarem dependentes do tabaco, muitas vezes para a vida inteira, podendo mais tarde vir a sofrer das inúmeras e graves patologias atribuídas ao tabagismo. Este facto releva a importância de prevenir o consumo de tabaco pelos jovens, para dessa forma controlar a expansão da epidemia tabágica e, consequentemente, evitar os problemas de saúde, económicos, sociais e ambientais a ela associados. Embora Portugal não tenha um plano nacional de prevenção do tabagismo, têm sido desenvolvidas em algumas escolas iniciativas para prevenir o consumo desta droga lícita. Para determinar a eficácia de tais medidas comparamos as prevalências do consumo de tabaco fornecidas pelo Health Behaviour in School - Aged Children (HBSC (11-15 anos de 1997/98 e 2002. Os resultados do estudo mostram que em Portugal se registou um grande aumento da prevalência do consumo de tabaco nos dois sexos, particularmente no feminino. Os dados permitem concluir que a escola não está a ser eficaz na prevenção do tabagismo e que em Portugal continua a ser necessário investir na prevenção primária.While smoking has negative health consequences for children and adolescents, the major risk of smoking onset by these age groups is tobacco dependence, in most cases for the rest of their lives, which can later lead to the suffering of diseases related to smoking. This fact shows the importance of smoking prevention in teens to avoid the negative health, economic and environmental effects related to smoking. Although Portugal does not have a National Smoking Prevention Programme, some schools have developed prevention campaigns to control the spread of the tobacco epidemic. To determine the efficacy of smoking prevention campaigns developed in Portuguese schools we compared the data of smoking prevalence provided by

  14. Proyecto de desarrollo para evaluar la perspectiva del cliente del banco de Machala y desarrollar un plan de marketing para su posicionamiento y promoción a nivel nacional

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    Ávila Rivas, Vladimir; Carvajal Ramón, Javier; Miranda, Luis

    2009-01-01

    El Proyecto trata sobre el Banco de Machala, el cual a lo largo de mas de cuarenta años ha sido uno de los Bancos mas fuertes en la Provincia de El Oro, a pesar de poseer agencias a Nivel Nacional, el Banco no tiene un perspectiva buena en la mente de su target. Esto nos llevo a realizar una investigación de Mercado para comprobar esta suposición, los resultados fueron un poco mas allá de lo esperado, tal y como se estimo, la perspectiva del Banco fuera de la Provincia de El Oro, era muy ...

  15. Um Banco na Misericórdia de Viana do Castelo

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    Hugo Silveira Pereira

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available On the second half of the XIX century, the Portuguese governments believed that the development of the kingdom required the widening of the credit to agriculture and the fostering of communications and education. In 1866 and 1867, to achieve the first of those requirements, the government published two laws that allowed charity institutions like the Misericórdias to use their assets in order to create rural and industrial banks. In Viana do Castelo, the local Misericórdia took advantage of that law and created the Banco Agrícola e Industrial Vianense.

  16. Dos bancos en Caracas, Venezuela

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    Sanabria Equipo, Tomás José

    1967-03-01

    Full Text Available 1. Three main zones can be differentiated in this building. The safety section (strong rooms, control and vigilance of valuables, etc., which is situated underground; the public section (ground and first floors; and the working staff departments, where operations, research and administrative tasks are attended to. These are located in the four top floors. This bank is one of the most important new features of the city, and helps towards the formation of a civic centre, involving the National Financial Centre. 2. In the second bank, the ground floor is taken up with public rooms and halls. The second floor contains the executive offices, and the remaining standard floors are available to let. At the top of the building there is a staff club. Some of the main features of this block are the sound use of the ground site, the plastic quality of the external surfaces, and the flexibility of the internal distribution.1. En este edificio podemos distinguir tres zonas principales: la de seguridad (cajas fuertes, custodia y vigilancia de valores, etc. Que ocupa gran parte de los sótanos; la destinada a atender al público —planta baja y entreplanta— y la zona de trabajo -con las oficinas, en las que se llevan a cabo funciones de tipo «operativo», de «investigación», y «ejecutivas»—, desarrollada en los cuatro pisos superiores. El edificio constituye uno de los más importantes elementos del nuevo paisaje urbano, origina un espacio cívico de gran significación y representa el Centro Financiero Nacional. 2. En este edificio, la planta baja alberga los espacios públicos del Banco; en la entreplanta están situadas las oficinas ejecutivas del mismo; y las restantes lantas «tipo» han sido dedicadas al «alquiler»; en la parte superior del edificio está situado el Club para los empleados del Banco. Sus características fundamentales son: el aprovechamiento racional del solar, el movimiento plástico de las fachadas y la flexibilidad de

  17. Soil seed banks Banco de sementes do solo

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    P.J. Christoffoleti

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available The goal of this literature review is to discuss some of the major aspects of the soil seed bank, from its characteristics down to methodological aspects of its determination. Soil seed bank is the reservoir of viable seeds or of vegetative propagules that are present in the soil and that are able to recompose a natural vegetation. In the agroecossystems the soil seed bank is related to weeds, and the knowledge of its size and composition in terms of species can be used in the prediction of future infestations, to built simulation models of population establishment through time and also the definition of soil and cultural management programs, in order to have a rational use of herbicides.O objetivo desta revisão é discorrer sobre alguns pontos importantes no estudo do banco de sementes no solo, desde as sua características até aspectos metodológicos para sua determinação. Denomina-se de banco de sementes a reserva destas ou de propágulos vegetativos viáveis presentes no solo e que são capazes de recompor uma vegetação. Nos sistemas agrícolas o banco está relacionado com o estudo das plantas daninhas; o conhecimento do seu tamanho e das espécies que o compõem poderá ser utilizado na previsão de infestações futuras, na construção de modelos de estabelecimentos populacionais no tempo e consequentemente na definição de programas de manejo de solo e culturais, visando racionalizar a utilização de herbicidas.

  18. COMPORTAMIENTO ESTRATÉGICO EN BANCA: CASO DEL BANCO NACIONAL Y DEL BANCO DE COSTA RICA

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    Pablo Villalobos González

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available La competencia por clientes en el sector bancario costarricense se ha intensificado en los últimos meses, las campañas publicitarias la hacen evidente.Particularmente ha sido llamativo el enfrentamiento entre el Banco Nacional y el Banco de Costa Rica, pues son los dos bancos más grandes del país y que tienen la característica común de ser estatales.Siguiendo el enfoque del Nuevo Paradigma de Organización Industrial Empírico (NPOIE, y bajo un modelo de localización espacial de tipo Lancasteriano, se construye un vector de atributos para tres productos en ambos bancos, buscando identificar acciones y respuestas y calculando una distancia estratégica entre el mismo producto para las dos instituciones y para cada producto en un banco en dos momentos diferentes (1994 y 1999.Además se analiza brevemente el aspecto de localización geográfica como estrategia competitiva.Se hace evidente que estos bancos siguen estrategias competitivas diferentes; así mientras el Banco Nacional concentra buena parte de sus esfuerzos en innovaciones, cambios, mayor cobertura y en abarcar la mayor cantidad de productos que ofrece la banca universal (supermercado financiero, el Banco de Costa Rica podría decirse es más cauto y enfoca su estrategia en ofrecer mejores precios que su rival.

  19. Análise da associação entre saneamento e saúde nos estados brasileiros, empregando dados secundários do banco de dados indicadores e dados básicos para a saúde 2003- IDB 2003 Analysis of association between sanitation and health in brazilian states, using secondary data from data bank indicadores e dados básicos para a saúde 2003 - IDB 2003

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    Júlio César Teixeira

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente trabalho foi avaliar a associação entre condições de saneamento - cobertura populacional por redes de abastecimento de água, por sistemas de esgotamento sanitário e por serviços de coleta de lixo - e indicadores epidemiológicos - taxa de mortalidade infantil, mortalidade proporcional por doença diarréica aguda em menores de cinco anos de idade e mortalidade proporcional por doenças infecciosas e parasitárias para todas as idades - nos estados brasileiros, utilizando dados secundários do banco de dados Indicadores e Dados Básicos para a Saúde 2003 - IDB 2003 - do Ministério da Saúde.The objective of the present study was to evaluate the association between sanitation and epidemiological indicators - in the brazilian states. Secondary data from data bank Indicadores e Dados Básicos para a Saúde 2003 - IDB 2003 - from Ministry of Health were used. Three types of sanitation were compared: population coverage by water supply system, by sewage disposal, and by domestic garbage collection services. They were compared with infant mortality rate, proportional mortality by acute diarrhea among infants under five years of age, and proportional mortality by infectious and parasitic diseases for all ages.

  20. Composição e abundância de peixes da interface entre as águas abertas e bancos de macrófitas e sua dinâmica nos períodos de crepúsculos matutino e vespertino, no lago Catalão, Amazonas, Brasil.

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    Igor David da Costa

    2011-05-01

    O presente trabalho objetivou verificar a composição e abundância de peixes que realizam movimentos entre os bancos de macrófitas e as águas abertas durante os períodos dos crepúsculos matutino (CM e vespertino (CV. As coletas foram realizadas no lago do Catalão, Amazonas, Brasil, com malhadeiras adjacentes a bancos de Paspalum repens. Foram coletados um total de 222 indivíduos e 37 espécies. 130 indivíduos no CM e 92 no CV, 80 indivíduos foram encontrados saindo no CM e 40 na direção de saída no CV. Auchenipterus nuchalis, Pellona castelnaeana, Triportheus angulatus e T. albus foram as espécies mais capturadas e concentradas no CM, sendo espécie Pimelodus blochii a mais abundantes no CV.

  1. Banco Central de Costa Rica

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    Sauter, Franz

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    Full Text Available This new building is intended to house the various services of the Central Bank of Costa Rica. It has a prestressed concrete structure, and consists of a basement parking space for 105 vehicles, and nine storeys, providing altogether a floor surface of 12,000 ms2. The building rests on a ground area of 40 by 60 ms, and the main structure occupies 22 by 45 ms. This Bank is located in a district of narrow streets, but its main side overlooks a green open space, which will improve its visibility and appearance. The building structure is made up of a framework of prestressed beams and columns. The beams have been concreted at the site, and the joists, which are also prestressed, are factory made. This framework, at each floor level, constitutes the basis of a continuous slab, which renders the total structure exceedingly stiff. The main continuous girders span 11.22 ms spaces, and vary in cross section. The prestressing reinforcements consist of 6 Loeba type cables. This is an original design by Dr. Leonhardt, in which the cables are placed on three horizontal layers, of parabolic outline. Each cable is made up of 12 x 5.4 mm wires, with a breaking stress of 180 kg/mm2 The tensioning stress was 108 kg/mm2, and the total prestress load is 29,700 kgs. The cables run in corrugated metal tubes, and these were kept in precise position with the aid of distance pieces.El nuevo edificio, destinado a agrupar los servicios del Banco Central de Costa Rica, está constituido por una estructura de hormigón pretensado. El inmueble dispone de un sótano, estacionamiento propio para 105 vehículos y nueve plantas, con una superficie total de 12.000 metros cuadrados. Se asienta sobre una base de 40x60 m, donde se levanta un núcleo central de 22x45 metros. Está situado en un barrio de calles estrechas, pero tiene su fachada, principal frente a una zona verde que le proporcionará mayor categoría y visibilidad. La estructura se compone de una retícula de vigas

  2. Banco del Sur y medio ambiente

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    Fabiano Crespilho

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available La presente colaboración pone en la mesa del debate los objetivos de un banco de desarrollo, en la tradición económica-desarrollista, donde la satisfacción del desarrollo de los recursos naturales intentan mejorar no las condiciones de la población sino lograr las ventajas comparativas y el valor agregado que da la inserción al mercado mundial, frente a lo que debería ser un banco de desarrollo que invierta esa ecuación. La explotación de los recursos de una parte importante de la Amazonia está ligada a fomentar toda una serie de obras de infraestructura que harían un gran daño no sólo ecológico a la región sino a generaciones futuras. El autor discute la difícil problemática entre un banco de desarrollo que busca el equilibrio con el medio ambiente y un banco de desarrollo ligado a los intereses tanto del Estado como de las oligarquías exportadoras.

  3. O banco do futuro: perspectivas e desafios

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    André Accorsi

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo, apresentam-se as perspectivas e os desafios dos bancos no futuro. Com o referencial teórico sobre o tema, construiu-se um questionário para identificar o grau de importância atribuído a 20 diferentes questões. Na pesquisa de campo, abarcaram-se 93 bancários dos níveis gerencial e operacional dos principais bancos brasileiros e 9 professores universitários especialistas em mercado financeiro. Os dados coletados foram analisados estatisticamente usando-se o software Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, versão 13.0. Observando-se as principais conclusões da amostra, não há diferença estatística entre os funcionários dos bancos pesquisados, mas o mesmo não ocorreu entre bancários e professores. Algumas variáveis apresentaram maior relevância: combate às fraudes, business intelligence, bancarização e atendimento rápido. A partir da análise fatorial, identificaram-se seis fatores: sustentabilidade e papel do Brasil; mobilidade e segurança; regulação e novas tecnologias; globalização, inserção e privacidade; atendimento inteligente e bancarização. Pela análise discriminante, classificaram-se corretamente 79,3 e 66,7% dos funcionários do Bradesco e do Banco do Brasil, respectivamente, e 78,8% dos gerentes.

  4. Banco Mundial: dos bastidores aos 50 anos de Bretton Woods (1942-1994

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    João Márcio Mendes Pereira

    Full Text Available O artigo examina a história do Banco Mundial desde as primeiras negociações entre Estados Unidos e Grã-Bretanha para o desenho da nova ordem econômica mundial no pós-guerra até o seu aniversário de 50 anos. Argumenta-se que, apesar da fachada técnica, o Banco sempre atuou, ainda que de diferentes formas, na interface dos campos político, econômico e intelectual em nível internacional, em função da sua condição singular de emprestador, ator político e veiculador de ideias e prescrições sobre o que fazer em matéria de desenvolvimento capitalista, em clave anglo-saxônica. Nesse sentido, desde o início o banco utilizou o crédito como alavanca para ampliar a sua influência e institucionalizar ideias econômicas, concepções de mundo e prescrições políticas nos Estados-cliente. Com base em ampla e variada literatura internacional e fontes da própria instituição, o trabalho aborda o tema levando em consideração, de forma articulada, a economia política na qual a instituição operou e o seu funcionamento como burocracia complexa.

  5. Pulmonary function in portuguese firefighters

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    Almeida, A G; Duarte, R; Mieiro, L; Paiva, C; Rodrigues, A M; Almeida, M H; Bárbara, C

    2007-01-01

    Introdução: Nos últimos anos, Portugal tem sido afectado por muitos incêndios florestais. O fumo produzido pela combustão de material orgânico é responsável por efeitos a curto e longo prazo na função respiratória de indivíduos expostos. Objectivo: Caracterizar a função respiratória de bombeiros voluntários portugueses no activo expostos a fumo de incêndio florestal. Métodos: Estudo descritivo transversal. Aplicou-se um questionário individual sobre hábitos pessoais e ocupacionais e mediram-s...

  6. Levantamento de estoques da ostra Crassostrea sp. em bancos naturais no litoral paranaense

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    Euler Batista Erse

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2008v21n2p57 A importância econômica de diversas espécies de ostras nativas, em especial a Crassostrea sp., torna atrativa a exploração desta espécie pelas comunidades litorâneas. A explotação deste recurso natural, baseada somente no extrativismo não sustentável acaba por ameaçar os estoques naturais com a sobrepesca. Baseado neste fato, uma avaliação das condições dos estoques naturais desse animal torna-se importante para futuros projetos de conservação e manejo sustentáveis do recurso. Neste trabalho foram levantados dados referentes aos estoques da ostra Crassostrea sp. de três bancos naturais distintos, sendo estes, um na Ilha da Cotinga, na foz do Rio Maciel e outro na foz do Rio Biguaçú. Em cada banco, foram feitas três amostragens aleatórias durante a maré baixa sizígia utilizando-se de um quadrado de amostragem com dimensão de 30x30 cm. Observamos também neste trabalho que, dos locais de estoques naturais da ostra nativa Cras- sostrea sp. presentes na Baía de Paranaguá, o da Ilha da Cotinga apresenta signifi cativamente os maiores valores quanto ao tamanho se comparados com a o Rio Maciel e o Rio Biguaçú, sendo que, entre os dois últimos, o primeiro apresentou maiores valores. Porém, não houve diferenças signifi cativas nos valores biométricos encontrados entre os bancos amostrados nos respectivos bosques.

  7. THE CHOICE OF ENGLISH MODAL FORMS IN E-MAILS DISCOURSE BY BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE SPEAKERS A ESCOLHA DAS FORMAS MODAIS EM INGLÊS PELOS FALANTES DE PORTUGUÊS DO BRASIL NOS DISCURSOS ELETRÔNICOS

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    DEISE PRINA DUTRA

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper looks at how Brazilian Portuguese speakers express certain speechacts in electronic discourse while writing in English (giving suggestions/advice,asking for a favor, expressing necessity and expressing possibility, taking intoconsideration the modal choices these speakers make. The results show thatthe learners do not treat electronic discourse as a different discourse genrewhile English native speakers do. Learners of English as a foreign and secondlanguage need to become aware of the discourse genre differences.Este trabalho concentra-se em como os falantes de português do Brasilexpressam certos atos de fala em discurso eletrônico escrito em inglês (darsugestões/conselhos, pedir favor, expressar necessidade e expressarpossibilidade, levando em consideração as escolhas modais que esses falantesfazem. Os resultados mostram que os aprendizes não tratam o discurso eletrônicocomo um gênero discursivo diferente enquanto os falantes nativos de inglês ofazem. Os aprendizes de inglês como língua estrangeira e segunda línguaprecisam se tornar conscientes das diferenças dos gêneros discursivos.

  8. Marketing com banco de dados : uma vantagem competitiva no varejo

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    Mendes, Marcelo Teixeira

    2010-01-01

    Trata-se de uma revisão bibliográfica sobre Marketing com banco de dados, que é o marketing auxiliado por um banco de dados de clientes. No varejo, depois do advento da automação comercial, muitas empresas passaram a possuir um grande banco de dados de seus clientes com as mais variadas informações. Através de alguns exemplos enfatiza-se como aspectos conceituais estão relacionados com os casos práticos apresentados

  9. Como o Banco Central tem reagido aos choques (bolhas nos preços das habitações brasileiras? Uma análise por meio por meio do Modelo Dinâmico Estocástico de Equilíbrio Geral (DSGE

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    Cássio Nóbrega Besarria

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem o propósito de analisar os efeitos do choque (bolha nos preços dos imóveis sobre as variáveis macroeconômicas brasileiras (PIB, inflação e taxa de juro. Foram utilizados dois procedimentos metodológicos: inicialmente, serão obtidos os parâmetros estruturais do modelo Dinâmico Estocástico de Equilíbrio Geral (DSGE, por meio do Método Generalizado dos Momentos (GMM. Esses resultados dessa etapa serão utilizados na simulação dos efeitos dos choques nos preços das habitações na economia artificial. Posteriormente, será utilizado o modelo de Vetores Autorregressivos (VAR, no qual os choques serão identificados por meio de restrições de sinais, baseadas nas respostas obtidas pela calibração do modelo teórico. Os resultados mostraram que os efeitos da bolha no mercado habitacional brasileiro afetou positivamente os movimentos subsequentes no produto e na inflação; no entanto, o efeito desse choque se deu de forma transitória sobre essas variáveis, trazendo efeitos persistentes apenas sobre a taxa de juros.

  10. Banco Nacional: jogo de Ponzi, PROER e FCVS

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    Fernando de Holanda Barbosa

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Banco Nacional: Ponzi game, PROER and FCVS. This paper analyses the causes of the failure of Banco Nacional and the resolution method adopted by the Brazilian central bank. The program (PROER designed by the central bank and its legal framework allowed the failed bank to buy " defaulted securities" , financed by the central bank, and to use them as borrowing collateral. The paper also analyses the private and social costs of this bank failure.

  11. Atuação de bancos estrangeiros no brasil: mercados de crédito e derivativos de 2005 a 2011

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    Raquel de Freitas Oliveira

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo insere-se no debate a respeito das consequências da presença de bancos estrangeiros em países em desenvolvimento. Especificamente, é investigada a atuação do conjunto de bancos de controle estrangeiro no Brasil de 2005 a 2011, com foco em sua participação nos mercados de crédito e de derivativos cambiais. Verificaram-se ainda os impactos da crise financeira internacional de 2008/2009 sobre o comportamento desses bancos. A motivação para essa análise está nos papéis que o crédito e a gestão de riscos financeiros desempenham no desenvolvimento econômico. O crédito é um canal fundamental de atuação pelo qual os bancos estrangeiros podem afetar o crescimento da economia doméstica. Os derivativos cambiais fazem parte de importante conjunto de tecnologias para gestão de risco das empresas e investidores que são mais comumente oferecidos pelos bancos estrangeiros e ajudam a explicar os efeitos benéficos da presença desses tipos de banco em economias emergentes. No período amostral, os bancos estrangeiros respondem por pouco mais de um quarto das concessões de crédito livre. Embora os testes realizados não permitam concluir relações de causa e efeito entre variáveis, observa-se que a crise financeira afetou negativamente os bancos estrangeiros, de forma mais intensa e longa do que os bancos privados nacionais. Essa observação pode ser indicativa de uma transmissão do choque de liquidez ocorrido nos mercados desenvolvidos para a economia brasileira. Entretanto, no período pós-crise, a partir do terceiro trimestre de 2010 até o final de 2011, a taxa de crescimento das concessões dos estrangeiros foi superior às dos demais. No mercado de derivativos cambiais, os bancos estrangeiros, inclusive os de menor porte, têm papel importante no fornecimento desses instrumentos, especialmente para o setor não financeiro. Os resultados mostram que, durante a crise, e, especialmente, no período pós-crise, os

  12. Retraction in Cariocan Portuguese.

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    Reis, Isaias

    This study looks at the retraction phenomenon of the alveolar fricatives [s] and [z] in Cariocan Portuguese, the dialect used in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and its correlation with selected social characteristics of the study's informants. No prior study exists that focuses only on this phonological feature in this dialect. Before describing…

  13. Earnings management: estudo de caso do Banco Nacional Earnings management: Central Bank's case study

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    César Medeiros Cupertino

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo promove um estudo de caso de uma das maiores instituições financeiras brasileiras da década de 90: o Banco Nacional S.A. (BNSA. O BNSA teve sua intervenção decretada pelo Banco Central do Brasil em 1995, após ser identificada a existência de ativos insolventes, originados por gerenciamento fraudulento dos lucros da entidade. O estudo visa investigar a gestão fraudulenta de lucros do Banco Nacional S.A., tanto nos seus aspectos motivadores, quanto em relação aos seus efeitos na composição patrimonial da entidade. A abordagem metodológica contempla: (i pesquisa explicativa, quanto aos objetivos do estudo; (ii estudo de caso, quanto aos procedimentos aplicados e (iii pesquisa qualitativa, quanto à abordagem do problema. Constatou-se que pode haver interesses inconciliáveis entre o agente e o principal, conforme disciplinado pela teoria da agência. O artigo, ainda, ressalta a importância do conhecimento dos dados financeiros na identificação dos fatos de interesse, dos ajustes pertinentes e da correta evidenciação da situação patrimonial da entidade.This paper features a case study of one of the main Brazilian banks of the 90's: Banco Nacional S/A (BNSA. The bank had its intervention decreed by Central Bank of Brazil in 1995, after the existence of insolvent assets, originated by fraudulent earnings management, were identified. The study aims to investigate the fraudulent earnings management of BNSA, both in motivational aspects and in relation of the effects in its balance sheet structure. The methodological approach of the study encompasses: (i an explanatory research, regarding the intended aim of the study; (ii case study, regarding the applied procedures; and (iii a qualitative research, regarding the approach to the problem. It was concluded that irreconcilable conflicts of interest might occur between the agent and the principal, according to the Agency Theory. The paper also emphasizes the importance of

  14. STD/AIDS prevention in Portuguese-speaking Africa: a review of the recent literature in the social sciences and health Prevenção das DST/AIDS nos países africanos de língua oficial portuguesa: revisão da literatura recente em ciências sociais e da saúde

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    Simone Monteiro

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available The article reviews academic literature in the social sciences and health on the problems and challenges of STD/AIDS prevention in Portuguese-speaking African countries. Based on a bibliographic survey of the SciELO, PubMed, and Sociological Abstracts databases between 1997 and 2007, the research under review was organized into two groups, according to content. The first group of studies sought to understand STD/AIDS vulnerability among social groups by examining local cultural and socioeconomic factors as related to gender dynamics, sexuality, color/race, religion and health care. The second group encompassed critical assessments of shortcomings in the STD/AIDS educational messages delivered by governments and international agencies. Attention is called to the way in which the presence of traditional medicine systems and the occurrence of civil wars in the post-colonial period impact the STD/AIDS epidemic in the African countries under study.O artigo analisa a produção acadêmica, no campo das ciências sociais e da saúde, sobre os problemas e desafios das ações de prevenção das DST/AIDS nos países africanos de língua oficial portuguesa. A partir do levantamento bibliográfico nas bases SciELO, PubMed e Sociological Abstracts, entre 1997 a 2007, o conteúdo dos trabalhos selecionados foi organizado em dois eixos. O primeiro centra-se na descrição dos estudos sobre a relevância dos fatores culturais e sócio-econômicos locais, relacionados às dinâmicas de gênero, à sexualidade, cor/raça, religião e cuidados em saúde, para o entendimento da vulnerabilidade às DST/AIDS dos diversos grupos sociais. O segundo eixo aborda as avaliações críticas acerca dos equívocos das mensagens educativas sobre DST/AIDS, promovidas pelos governos e agências internacionais, bem como as implicações da presença dos sistemas de medicinas tradicionais e da ocorrência de guerras civis no período pós-colonial para a dinâmica das DST

  15. O Banco Mundial e a construção político-intelectual do "combate à pobreza"

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    João Márcio Mendes Pereira

    Full Text Available Este artigo discute as razões e os meios pelos quais o Banco Mundial lançou, no final dos anos 1960, o lema do "combate à pobreza". Para isso, relaciona a atuação do Banco a fatores externos, ligados às disputas políticas da Guerra Fria e às provisões norte-americanas no âmbito do desenvolvimento. O trabalho mostra que instrumentos o Banco utilizou para levar adiante essa divisa; que argumentos lhe deram sustentação, qual direção política assumiu e que limites enfrentou nos anos 1970. Discute como esse lema foi instrumentalizado pelos programas de ajustamento estrutural implementados durante a década de 1980, culminando na gestação de um novo modelo de política social no início da década de 1990, sintonizado com o neoliberalismo.

  16. Coralline reefs classification in Banco Chinchorro, Mexico

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    Contreras-Silva, Ameris I.; López-Caloca, Alejandra A.

    2009-09-01

    The coralline reefs in Banco Chinchorro, Mexico, are part of the great reef belt of the western Atlantic. This reef complex is formed by an extensive coralline structure with great biological richness and diversity of species. These colonies are considered highly valuable ecologically, economically, socially and culturally, and they also inherently provide biological services. Fishing and scuba diving have been the main economic activities in this area for decades. However, in recent years, there has been a bleaching process and a decrease of the coral colonies in Quintana Roo, Mexico. This drop is caused mainly by the production activities performed in the oil platforms and the presence of hurricanes among other climatic events. The deterioration of the reef system can be analyzed synoptically using remote sensing. Thanks to this type of analysis, it is possible to have updated information of the reef conditions. In this paper, satellite imagery in Landsat TM and SPOT 5 is applied in the coralline reefs classification in the 1980- 2006 time period. Thus, an integral analysis of the optical components of the water surrounding the coralline reefs, such as on phytoplankton, sediments, yellow substance and even on the same water adjacent to the coral colonies, is performed. The use of a texture algorithm (Markov Random Field) was a key tool for their identification. This algorithm, does not limit itself to image segmentation, but also works on edge detection. In future work the multitemporal analysis of the results will determine the deterioration degree of these habitats and the conservation status of the coralline areas.

  17. Banco de sementes e flora emergente de plantas daninhas Seed bank and abovegroud weed

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    R.A. Isaac

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo estudar a relação existente entre o banco de sementes e o posterior estabelecimento da flora emergente de plantas daninhas, sob sistema de semeadura direta e convencional, realizou-se uma pesquisa no município de Pedra Preta-MT. O banco de sementes e a flora emergente foram avaliados, em cada sistema de cultivo, em 50 células contíguas de 1 m². O banco de sementes foi determinado a partir de amostras de 2,4% da área de cada célula na profundidade de 0-5 cm, em setembro de 2003, por meio da técnica de flotação. A flora emergente foi avaliada por meio de seis levantamentos sucessivos, até novembro de 2004, realizados na área total de cada célula, com retirada dos indivíduos após cada avaliação. Esses dados foram utilizados para calcular os parâmetros fitossociológicos e também a correlação entre o banco de sementes e a flora emergente. A similaridade entre o banco de sementes e a flora emergente foi baixa tanto no sistema de semeadura direta quanto no convencional. Houve correlação significativa apenas para Amaranthus deflexus e Eleusine indica entre o banco de sementes e a flora emergente. Para A. deflexus a correlação foi significativa nos dois sistemas de semeadura e, para E. indica, somente para semeadura direta.A study was carried out in Pedra Petra-MT aiming to study the relation between seed bank and posterior aboveground weed in annual crop fields under no-till and tillage systems. The seed bank and weed flora were assessed in fifty contiguous 1 m² cells, under both cultivation systems. The seed bank was determined from soil samples from 4% of the area of each cell at 0-5 cm depth using the flotation technique. The aboveground weed vegetation was evaluated by six successive surveys until November 2004, carried out in the total area of each cell, with removal of the individuals from the area after each evaluation. These data were used to calculate the phyto-sociological parameters and the

  18. Marketing plan NOS: introducing pay per view

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    Pereira, Pedro Azeredo

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    NOS, NOS Comunicações S.A., is a private telecommunications company of the portuguese market which is proud of being the “best communications and entertainment company in the market”. The company was born from a fusion between two of the biggest communications corporations in the country: on the fixed service (TV, fixed phone, fixed internet, etc.) from ZON; and on the mobile service (mobile phone, internet, etc.) from Optimus. It is a leader in all the sectors it operates. Bes...

  19. A portuguese perspective

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    Machado, Helena; Silva, Susana

    2008-01-01

    Commentary on the Nuffield Report from a Portuguese Perspective (Nuffield Council on Bioethics (2007). The forensic use of bioinformation: ethical issues. Cambridge (18 September) (retrieved from http://www.nuffieldbioethics.org/fileLibrary/pdf/ The_forensic_use_of_bioinformation_-_ethical_issues.pdf). This is a document which is of considerable interest to professionals working in the criminal justice system, to key stakeholders, and to scholars and students focused on the forensic ap...

  20. O diálogo entre saúde e política externa na cooperação brasileira em bancos de leite humano

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    Tiago Mocellin Pittas

    Full Text Available Resumo O leite materno é a principal forma de alimentação nos primeiros anos da infância. Na impossibilidade deste tipo de amamentação, surgem alternativas secundárias, como os bancos de leite humano. No caso brasileiro, a adoção desta fonte teve início em 1943, com a instituição do primeiro banco de leite. A partir de então, passando por diferentes fases, foi desenvolvido um modelo nacional que culminou na criação da Rede Brasileira de Bancos de Leite Humano. Como consequência, diversos projetos de cooperação internacional iniciam a partir disso, sendo o modelo brasileiro relevante principalmente para países em desenvolvimento. O objetivo central desta análise é compreender o que motiva o Brasil a promover os bancos de leite internacionalmente. Para realizá-lo, busca-se entender o relacionamento entre saúde e política externa, expressa aqui em termos de soft power, posto que as duas pastas dialogaram nesses atos. Entre os resultados estão expressos ganhos em ambas as áreas e a afirmação da saúde como um fim a ser alcançado no grupo de interesses nacionais do caso.

  1. Tamizaje de enfermedades infecciosas en bancos de sangre, Colombia, 1995

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    Mauricio Beltrán

    1997-06-01

    Full Text Available Con el fin de estimar la prevalencia de las enfermedades transmitidas por la sangre, mediante las pruebas de tamizaje en los donantes de sangre de los bancos del país, pertenecientes a la red nacional, se analizó la información enviada por los bancos de sangre en 1995 a la Coordinación Nacional de Bancos de Sangre en el Instituto Nacional de Salud. Se definieron como variables de estudio las siguientes: unidades de sangre obtenidas, unidades de sangre analizadas y unidades de sangre reactivas para anticuetpos contra el virus de inmunodeficiencia humana tipos 1 y 2 (VIH 1/2, el virus de hepatitis C (VHC, el virus linfotrópico humano (HTLV, Treponemapallidum (sífilis y Typanosoma cruzi (enferrnedad de Chagas y reactivas para el antígeno de superficie de hepatitis B (HBsAg; para el análisis, se utilizó el programa Epi-lnfo 5.1. Durante 1995, en Colombia se recolectaron 370.867 unidades de sangre en 172 bancos. En promedio, el porcentaje de sangre analizada por estos bancos fue superior a 99% para marcadores como VIH 112, HBsAg, VHC y Treponema pallidum; para otros marcadores como T: cruziy HTLV 112 fue de 47,9% y 15,1%, respectivamente. Del total de unidades de sangre analizadas por marcador, 0,3% presentó reactividad para VIH-112; para hepatitis B virus, 0,9%; para hepatitis C virus, 1 ,O%; para T cruz;, 1,2%; para 7: pallidum, 1,4% y para HTLV, 1,2%. Estos porcentajes corresponden a los promedios nacionales de unidades de sangre reactiva en los bancos del país. Los bancos de sangre de algunas seccionales informaron valores hasta cuatro veces superiores al promedio nacional para los marcadores anti-T: cruziy HBsAg. La disponibilidad de sangre en el país es de aproximadamente 11 unidades por cada mil habitantes. El tamizaje en las unidades de sangre detectó 6,08% de unidades de sangre reactivas; es decir que previno, por lo menos, la difusión de igual número de infecciones por cada 100 posibles transfusiones. Ei análisis de la

  2. Skin lesions in envenoming by cnidarians (Portuguese man-of-war and jellyfish: etiology and severity of accidents on the Brazilian coast Lesões dermatológicas observadas nos acidentes por cnidários (águas-vivas e caravelas: etiologia e gravidade dos envenenamentos no litoral do Brazil

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    Vidal Haddad Junior

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available This work attempts to establish dermatological identification patterns for Brazilian cnidarian species and a probable correlation with envenoming severity. In an observational prospective study, one hundred and twenty-eight patients from the North Coast region of São Paulo State, Brazil were seen between 2002 and 2008. About 80% of these showed only local effects (erythema, edema, and pain with small, less than 20 cm, oval or round skin marks and impressions from small tentacles. Approximately 20% of the victims had long, more than 20 cm, linear and crossed marks with frequent systemic phenomena, such as malaise, vomiting, dyspnea, and tachycardia. The former is compatible with the common hydromedusa from Southeast and Southern Brazil (Olindias sambaquiensis. The long linear marks with intense pain and systemic phenomena are compatible with envenoming by the box jellyfish Tamoya haplonema and Chiropsalmus quadrumanus and the hydrozoan Portuguese man-of-war (Physalis physalis. There was an association between skin marks and probable accident etiology. This simple observation rule can be indicative of severity, as the Cubozoa Class (box jellyfish and Portuguese man-of-war cause the most severe accidents. In such cases, medical attention, including intensive care, is important, as the systemic manifestations can be associated with death.Cnidários são animais que apresentam no corpo (especialmente nos tentáculos organelas de defesa chamadas nematocistos, podendo causar graves envenenamentos. Este trabalho procura estabelecer padrões clínicos auxiliares na identificação das espécies de cnidários brasileiros e pesquisar provável correlação das lesões na pele com a gravidade do acidente. Cento e vinte e oito pacientes foram observados no Pronto-Socorro de Ubatuba (Litoral Norte do estado de São Paulo em período de seis anos (2002-2008. Cerca de 80% dos acidentes mostraram apenas manifestações locais (dor, eritema e edema. Nestes casos

  3. The external impacts of Central Bank independence Os impactos externos da independência dos Bancos Centrais

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    Carroll Howard Griffin

    2010-12-01

    , tanto desenvolvidos como em desenvolvimento. Desde a primeira literatura acadêmica a respeito no final dos anos 80, muitos países começaram a adotar essa política e muitos governos a reconheceram como padrão. Assim, muitos países ao redor do mundo concederam autonomia a seus bancos centrais nos anos 80 e 90. A maior parte dos estudos existentes investigou principalmente o impacto da independência do banco central na inflação. Porém, os benefícios teóricos adicionais vão muito além, resultado de um ambiente macroeconômico mais estável e próspero. Ademais, somente agora há dados suficientes para a determinação empírica da veracidade de muitas dessas alegações. Este estudo investiga a independência dos bancos centrais em países em desenvolvimento na América Latina e na Ásia, além de determinados países desenvolvidos, para determinar o real impacto de um banco central autônomo. Também examina fenômenos como crises financeiras (inclusive a crise global em curso no período 2008-2009, estabelecimento de metas de inflação, sistemas legais, desenvolvimento dos países e política fiscal para determinar os efeitos destes itens não somente na inflação, mas no espectro amplo de resultados macroeconômicos. Apesar de haver evidências empíricas para apoiar os benefícios da independência do banco central, seu escopo é limitado a determinadas áreas.

  4. The Portuguese Climate Portal

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    Gomes, Sandra; Deus, Ricardo; Nogueira, Miguel; Viterbo, Pedro; Miranda, Miguel; Antunes, Sílvia; Silva, Alvaro; Miranda, Pedro

    2016-04-01

    The Portuguese Local Warming Website (http://portaldoclima.pt) has been developed in order to support the society in Portugal in preparing for the adaptation to the ongoing and future effects of climate change. The climate portal provides systematic and easy access to authoritative scientific data ready to be used by a vast and diverse user community from different public and private sectors, key players and decision makers, but also to high school students, contributing to the increase in knowledge and awareness on climate change topics. A comprehensive set of regional climate variables and indicators are computed, explained and graphically presented. Variables and indicators were built in agreement with identified needs after consultation of the relevant social partners from different sectors, including agriculture, water resources, health, environment and energy and also in direct cooperation with the Portuguese National Strategy for Climate Change Adaptation (ENAAC) group. The visual interface allows the user to dynamically interact, explore, quickly analyze and compare, but also to download and import the data and graphics. The climate variables and indicators are computed from state-of-the-art regional climate model (RCM) simulations (e.g., CORDEX project), at high space-temporal detail, allowing to push the limits of the projections down to local administrative regions (NUTS3) and monthly or seasonal periods, promoting local adaptation strategies. The portal provides both historical data (observed and modelled for the 1971-2000 period) and future climate projections for different scenarios (modelled for the 2011-2100 period). A large effort was undertaken in order to quantify the impacts of the risk of extreme events, such as heavy rain and flooding, droughts, heat and cold waves, and fires. Furthermore the different climate scenarios and the ensemble of RCM models, with high temporal (daily) and spatial (~11km) detail, is taken advantage in order to

  5. French Influence on Portuguese Architects in the Age of Enlightenment

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    Sampayo, Mafalda

    2017-10-01

    This investigation shows the European influence on the work of Portuguese architects of the Enlightenment period. Based on previous studies we focus our attention on the design of “Praça do Comércio” square and on a hypothesis, that it was based on the French Royal Square. We demonstrate that the design of Lisbon from the second half of the eighteenth-century was influenced by the theories and best practices of the time. We also confirm that the architect Eugénio dos Santos e Carvalho, a member of the reconstruction team for the Baixa, had in his personal library several reference books of French architectural practice that certainly influenced his architecture. The plans for the main square of Lisbon’s lower city, “Praça do Comércio”, can be compared to the “Place de Nos Conquêtes”, predecessor of the “Place Vêndome”, in its design, architecture and dimensions. This research analysed the cartography and iconography of Lisbon’s reconstruction. In particular, the drawings of “Praça do Comércio” and “Place de nos Conquêtes” were exhaustively studied. The comparative study of the elements for both squares lead to the conclusion that the Portuguese square presents many aspects of the French Age of Enlightenment, and in particular those featured in the “Place de nos Conquêtes”. This paper concludes that the Portuguese urban design and architectural projects of the 18th century are the result of previous knowledge where it was always possible to articulate the vernacular with academic design, and where many different influences left their mark on the culture of the period. The plans for the lower part of Lisbon display a mixture of references that relate to architectural and urban planning traditions of the Portuguese military engineering and contemporary French urban planning.

  6. Vivências de sofrimento e prazer no trabalho de gerentes de banco

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    Thaís Augusta Cunha de Oliveira Máximo

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem por objetivo discutir as vivências de sofrimento e prazer no trabalho de gerentes de bancos públicos e privados da cidade de João Pessoa, Paraíba. Para tanto, a psicodinâmica do trabalho foi utilizada como referência teórica principal, tendo em vista a articulação dos materiais produzidos em campo com o que a abordagem ensina sobre o sujeito no trabalho, especificamente no que diz respeito à relação complexa entre sofrimento, prazer e trabalho. Para as análises apresentadas, consideram-se as transformações no trabalho gerencial e nos modos de gestão e de funcionamento dos bancos ocorridos nas últimas décadas. Foram realizadas 16 entrevistas com pessoas que exerciam gerências gerais ou intermediárias, analisadas através da análise de conteúdo temática. Os resultados evidenciaram que os seguintes elementos se colocam como fonte de prazer ou de sofrimento: o trabalho com clientes e outros funcionários, o reconhecimento ou a ausência de reconhecimento desse trabalho, a estrutura organizacional, a carga de trabalho e a pressão por resultados, a autonomia ou a falta de autonomia para tomar decisões e a remuneração. Tais resultados demonstram que a relação entre a organização do trabalho e o sujeito está em contínuo movimento, em equilíbrio dinâmico.

  7. I think in portuguese I think in portuguese

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    Signe Oksefjell Ebeling

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper takes Aijmer (1997, 1998 and Simon-Vandenbergen’s (1998 contrastive work on I think as its starting point. In their studies, both Aijmer and Simon-Vandenbergen show that English think is a fuzzy verb and that this becomes particularly evident in a cross-linguistic perspective. Neither Swedish, Dutch or French seems to have one verb corresponding to the whole semantic range of think. In this article, the polysemous nature of think will be further explored in an English-Portuguese contrastive perspective. The data for the study will be taken from the English- Portuguese parallel corpus COMPARA. Portuguese equivalents of (I think will be analysed and the results compared to the findings of Aijmer and Simon-Vandenbergen. This paper takes Aijmer (1997, 1998 and Simon-Vandenbergen’s (1998 contrastive work on I think as its starting point. In their studies, both Aijmer and Simon-Vandenbergen show that English think is a fuzzy verb and that this becomes particularly evident in a cross-linguistic perspective. Neither Swedish, Dutch or French seems to have one verb corresponding to the whole semantic range of think. In this article, the polysemous nature of think will be further explored in an English-Portuguese contrastive perspective. The data for the study will be taken from the English- Portuguese parallel corpus COMPARA. Portuguese equivalents of (I think will be analysed and the results compared to the findings of Aijmer and Simon-Vandenbergen.

  8. Expectativas desagregadas, credibilidade do Banco Central e Cadeias de Markov

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    Diogo Guillén

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Propomos e implementamos uma medida da credibilidade do Banco Central do Brasil, fazendo uso de uma base de dados com expectativas desagregadas. A hipótese é de que a heterogeneidade das expectativas de longo prazo advenha de crenças distintas com relação à aversão do Banco Central à inflação. Desse modo, a existência de agentes persistentemente otimistas ou pessimistas indicaria falta de credibilidade. Com base neste argumento, construímos um índice utilizando Cadeias de Markov. Nosso índice inova em relação aos disponíveis na literatura por considerar a dispersão das expectativas. Nossos resultados são comparados com os de outros artigos, corroborando o aprimoramento advindo da nova medida da credibilidade.

  9. FRANCHISOR TYPES IN PORTUGUESE FRANCHISING

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    Antonio Navarro García; Enrique Carlos Díez de Castro; Francisco Javier Rondán Cataluña

    2006-01-01

    The identification of the existence of strategic groups within Portuguese franchising constitutes the main aim of the present paper. An empirical study starting from 128 franchising chains operating in Portugal was carried out. The results reveal the existence of five perfectly differentiated strategic groups {franchisor types), which are described starting from the strategic variables that define them. Our main contribution is that the results obtained in the Portuguese franchising sy...

  10. Administración de los problemas financieros en los bancos. Dilema entre los riesgos de liquidez y solvencia

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    Spiros Bougheas

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Elaboramos un marco microeconómico de la banca para analizar cómo influyen las decisiones de administración de la liquidez en la disponibilidad de liquidez para los depositantes, la viabilidad del proceso de transformación de activos y la solvencia de las empresas bancarias. En particular, nos centramos en la manera como la asignación óptima de los depósitos entre las reservas y una cartera de inversión riesgosa, hecha por un banco que maximiza sus ganancias, afecta la probabilidad de cada tipo de quiebra bancaria en un ambiente en el que hay incertidumbre en ambas partes de su balanza general. Nuestra meta principal es examinar los dilemas de administración entre los riegos provenientes de la incertidumbre en el comportamiento de los depositantes y los provenientes de los activos asociados al riesgo inherente a su cartera de inversión. Distinguiendo entre la iliquidez y la insolvencia como causas de las quiebras bancarias, intentamos entender cómo afecta la interacción entre estos dos tipos de riesgo al proceso de transformación de activos del banco.

  11. Caracterização morfoagronômica e citogenética de capim buffel do banco ativo de germoplasma de Cenchrus

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    Bruno, Leila Regina Gomes Passos

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    O objetivo deste trabalho foi caracterizar morfoagronomicamente acessos de capim buffel do Banco ativo de germoplasma (BAG) de Cenchrus da Embrapa Semiárido verificando a variabilidade e eficiência dos caracteres nos acessos em dois cortes consecutivos. Foram utilizados 26 acessos e quatro cultivares de capim buffel em delineamento em blocos ao acaso com três repetições com parcela de nove plantas por acesso, tomando como parcela útil a planta central dentro da parcela. As avaliações foram re...

  12. Ecologia alimentar de Hermodice carunculata (Pallas, 1776) (Polychaeta-Amphinomidae) em bancos de Carijoa riisei (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860) (Anthozoa-Clavuralidae)

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    Hermodice carunculata é considerado um importante predador de cnidários, alimentando-se de zooantideos, anêmonas, gorgônias, hidrocorais e corais escleractíneos. A predação é um importante agente estruturador das comunidades, podendo diminuir ou aumentar a diversidade. O objetivo desse trabalho foi identificar a dieta de H. carunculata nos bancos de Carijoa riisei na praia de Proto de Galinhas-PE e descrever o comportamento alimentar e estratégias de predação de H. carunculata. Foram coletado...

  13. THE PORTUGUESE SCHOOL CONTEXT

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    Liliana Rodrigues

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo tiene como objetivo analizar los discursos del personal docente sobre las jóvenes lesbianas en las escuelas portuguesas. Para ello, llevamos a cabo entrevistas semi-estructuradas con 24 docentes portugueses de las escuelas intermedias y secundarias. Desde el análisis de las entrevistas, se identificaron cuatro temas principales: la polarización de género, la invisibilidad de las lesbianas, la homofobia y ciertas medidas para luchar contra la homofobia. Con base en los discursos hemos llegado a la conclusión de que quienes educan cuentan con pocos conocimientos acerca de la sexualidad de las mujeres lesbianas. A pesar de los avances legislativos en relación con los derechos de las personas Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales y Transgénero en Portugal, el cuerpo docente no está preparado para hacer frente a esta cuestión, tanto dentro como fuera de la escuela. Aunado a lo anterior, esta investigación incluye una serie de recomendaciones para luchar contra la homofobia en el contexto de las escuela portuguesas. Este estudio contribuirá a una mejor comprensión de los discursos y prácticas hacia las jóvenes lesbianas en el contexto de la escuela, así como a la promoción de actitudes no discriminatorias en los centros educativos de Portugal.

  14. Orthographic Context Sensitivity in Vowel Decoding by Portuguese Monolingual and Portuguese-English Bilingual Children

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    Vale, Ana Paula

    2011-01-01

    This study examines the pronunciation of the first vowel in decoding disyllabic pseudowords derived from Portuguese words. Participants were 96 Portuguese monolinguals and 52 Portuguese-English bilinguals of equivalent Portuguese reading levels. The results indicate that sensitivity to vowel context emerges early, both in monolinguals and in…

  15. Disencounters with Africa in the Portuguese language: Postcolonial literature and theory in the Portuguese postempire

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    2017-01-01

    The imaginary of the Portuguese empire in Africa has been strongly present in the narratives of Portuguese national identity. With the Carnation Revolution of 1974 and the recognition of the independence of the former Portuguese colonies in Africa in 1975, the Portuguese language became the trope

  16. COMPORTAMENTO DOS DEZ MAIORES BANCOS BRASILEIROS DURANTE A CRISE DO SUBPRIME: UMA ANÁLISE POR MEIO DE INDICADORES CONTÁBEIS

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    Full Text Available O presente artigo tem por objetivo demonstrar o comportamento dos dez maiores bancos brasileiros no período de junho de 2008 a de setembro de 2009, a partir da análise de indicadores contábeis. Para tanto, foram calculados 16 índices com periodicidade trimestral, extraídos a partir das informações contidas nos relatórios contábeis, caracterizando a pesquisa como documental. Os índices foram separados em cinco categorias: liquidez, capital, rentabilidade, receita e mercado. Os resultados obtidos apontaram que a maioria das instituições financeiras da amostra teve capacidade de gerir seus recursos de forma a obter condições de manter o crédito inicialmente, para então, a partir do primeiro trimestre de 2009, impulsionada pelos bancos públicos, elevar suas operações de crédito. Além disso, a maioria dos bancos apresentou uma tendência anticíclica de fomentar as atividades produtivas, com preferência às atividades de maior liquidez em detrimento da rentabilidade, tendo dessa forma uma postura mais conservadora. Por fim, verificou-se que as iniciativas adotadas pelo governo, o equilíbrio econômico brasileiro e os recursos oferecidos pelos bancos ajudaram a produzir um ambiente para o reaquecimento das atividades empresariais durante o período mais agudo da crise do subprime.

  17. Fred P. Ellison and Portuguese Program Development

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    Milleret, Margo

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    The written record of Ellison's involvement in Portuguese program development begins in 1964 when he became chairman of the Portuguese Language Development Group that met at several Modern Language Association meetings before being accepted by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) in 1967. The record ends in the…

  18. Bancos de semillas en el suelo Soil seed banks

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    M. De Souza Maia

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    Full Text Available En las comunidades vegetales, el banco de semillas en el suelo (BSS constituye el potencial regenerativo. La reposición de los individuos a partir del BSS puede tener un efecto marcado en la composición y en los patrones de vegetación de la comunidad. Numerosas investigaciones se han llevado a cabo en bancos de semillas en hábitats agrícolas o en comunidades naturales. Esta revisión tiene como objetivo analizar los conceptos relacionados a BSS, los procesos de formación de éstos, las implicancias agrícolas y cómo esta información puede ser usada para la conservación de los sistemas productivos.In plant communities, the soil seed bank (SSB represents their regenerative potential. The replacement of individuals from the seed bank may have profound effects on the composition and patterns of the vegetation within the community. Many investigations about seed banks have been made within agricultural habitats or in natural communities. The attempt of this review about the seed banks in the soil is to analyze the concepts related to SSBs, their formation, the agricultural implications and how this information might be used for the conservation of the productive systems.

  19. Obligaciones legales de las asociaciones cooperativas bancos comunales en Venezuela

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    Coromoto Aguilar González, Herleny

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    Full Text Available n Venezuela se promulga la Ley Especial de Los Consejos Comunales en el año 2006. El Consejo Comunal está constituido por tres órganos: Órgano Ejecutivo, Unidad de Gestión Financiera, y Unidad de Contraloría Social. La Unidad de Gestión Financiera o Banco Comunal adquirirá la figura jurídica de cooperativa, por consiguiente el presente trabajo tiene por objeto analizar los deberes formales que debe cumplir el Banco Comunal: 1. Inscribirse en los registros correspondientes; 2. Llevar Libros Legales; 3. Presentar Declaración Informativa de ISLR; 4. Practicar retención de ISLR; 5. Emitir factura de conformidad con lo establecido en la regulación venezolana.Venezuela promulgated the Special Law of the Communal Councils in 2006. The Communal Council is constituted by three agencies: Executive agency, Financial Management Unit, and Social comptroller Unit. The Financial Management Unit or Communal Bank will acquire the legal figure of a cooperative, therefore the present paper intends to analyze the formal duties established in the Venezuelan tax laws, that the Communal Bank must fulfil: 1. To register in the corresponding registration system; 2. Keep the accountancy Books required by tax laws; 3. To file an informative income tax return; 4. To practice income tax withholding; 5. To emit invoice in accordance with Venezuelan tax regulations.

  20. Orden monetario y bancos centrales Monetary order and Central Banks

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    Aglietta Michel

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    Full Text Available Con el enfoque evolucionista e institucionalista de la economía de las convenciones francesa, este trabajo analiza el surgimiento histórico de la banca central y la creación institucional del 'arte de la banca central'. El artículo estudia los modelos formales del orden monetario, la banca libre y la banca central, y analiza los eventos históricos que llevaron a que el Banco de Inglaterra inventara el arte de manejar los bancos centrales en conjunción con el aprendizaje colectivo e institucional que lo hizo posible. Aglietta muestra que la banca central no es una creación del Estado sino una creación institucional endógena al sistema de mercado.With the evolutionist and institutionalist focus of the economics of the French conventions, this paper analyzes the historical rise of the central bank and the institutional creation of the 'art of the central bank'. The article studies formal models of the monetary order, free banking and the central bank, and analyzes the historie events that led to the Bank of England inventing the art of managing the central banks, in conjunction with the collective and institutional learning that made it possible. Aglietta shows that the central bank is not a creation of the State, but rather aninstitutional creation endogenous to the market system.

  1. Clinical Practice in Portuguese Sexology.

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    Alarcão, Violeta; Ribeiro, Sofia; Almeida, Joana; Giami, Alain

    2017-11-17

    Few studies explore the clinicians' knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding sexuality, despite their role in the sexual-health socialization process. This study focuses on Portuguese sexologists engaged in clinical practice. It aims to characterize sexologists' sex education and training and their clinical practices, including diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. This research followed the methodology of an European survey on sexology as a profession (Euro-Sexo). From the 91 respondents who completed questionnaires, 51 (56%) were active in clinical practice. Results indicate that the Portuguese clinical sexologist is significantly older, predominantly male, has had training in sexology, performs more scientific research, and is more engaged in teaching activities when compared to nonclinical working sexologists. This article describes the main sexual problems presented by patients to Portuguese clinical sexologists and highlights differences in the professional groups and approaches toward treating these problems by medical doctors and nonmedical professionals. Results reinforce the idea that there are intra-European differences in the educational background of sexologists and reveal important variations in Portuguese sexologists' education, training, and clinical practice. The representations and practices of the sexologists in Portugal, as in other European countries, are embedded in cultural scenarios and sexual cultures, with implications for the clinical practice.

  2. Underrepresented communities: including the Portuguese ...

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    This research article emanates from a doctoral study which investigated the potential inclusion of the records generated by South African Portuguese community-based organisations into a workable archival collecting initiative of the community. The specific purpose of this article is to report on the current status of ...

  3. O Banco Popular Português do Porto

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    Hugo Silveira Pereira

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    Full Text Available In the midst of the First World War, an entrepreneur in Porto decided to create a new bank, a different bank that should fill in a void in the Portuguese financing system, a popular bank. Emulating what was being done in Central Europe this popular bank had one great objective: to lend money to those who normally couldn’t afford to borrow money. Unfortunately, the good intentions of those investors went up in smoke when they realized that such good intention weren’t profitable nor could they be able to keep the bank running. Quickly did this popular bank became a commercial bank like so many others that were operating in the Portuguese market at the time. After a promising start, the bank suddenly went through some hardships, due to the crisis of the 1920’s and to bad investments, and eventually was shut down, after eleven years of activity.

  4. State, Bank and Agricultural Credit in Sinaloa and Sonora: The Banco de Sinaloa and Banco Agrícola Sonorense, 1933-1976 Estado, banca y crédito agrícola en Sinaloa y Sonora: El Banco de Sinaloa y el Banco Agrícola Sonorense, 1933-1976

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    Gustavo Aguilar Aguilar

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    Full Text Available In the Northwest of México the increase in the agricultural productivity in the years between 1940 and 1970, was due to the expansion of the farming lands, the use of improved seeds and fertilizer, mechanization, the greater availability of credit, the irrigation system and road improvement. The important intervention from the Mexican state to implement policies of investment with the support of internationally development agencies, and grant credit facilities for the development of agriculture trough the creation of official agricultural banks and the facilities to the constitution of private commercial banks. After the disarticulation of the bank in México due to the revolution, is advanced with steady steps in restructuring the banking system with the creation of a new banking law, the foundation of Banco de México and the Comision Nacional Bancaria in 1924; Banco Nacional de Credito Agricola (1926, the Banco Nacional de Credito Ejidal (1935, Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior (1937 and the Banco Nacional Agropecuario (1965, which gave financial support to small farmers and ejidatarios (members of a cooperative. The main farmers of Sinaloa and Sonora in collaboration with the federal government through the Comision Monetaria and the Banco de México founded the Banco de Sinaloa and Banco Agricola Sonorense in 1933. Explain the impact these financial institutions had in the agricultural credit of Sinaloa and Sonora will be the central objective of this work.En el Noroeste de México el incremento en la productividad agrícola entre los años de 1940 y 1970, fue debido a la expansión de las tierras de cultivo, el uso de fertilizantes y semillas mejoradas, la mecanización, la mayor disponibilidad de créditos, a los sistemas de irrigación y el mejoramiento de las carreteras. Así como la importante intervención del Estado mexicano al implementar políticas de inversión con el apoyo de agencias internacionales de desarrollo, y otorgar

  5. Diseño de un banco de ensayos de bombas manuales

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    Arroyo Fernández-Rañada, Jaime

    2006-01-01

    Este proyecto se enmarca dentro de la iniciativa de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid para construir un laboratorio de tecnologías apropiadas al abastecimiento de agua. Este laboratorio se ubicará en un espacio habilitado en Escuela Politécnica Superior de la UC3M e incluirá, en una primera etapa, un banco de ensayo de bombas manuales, cuyo diseño se llevará a cabo en este proyecto, un banco de ensayos para sistemas de bombeo alimentados con paneles fotovoltaicos, y un banco ...

  6. O Papel da ONU e do Banco Mundial na Consolidação do Campo Internacional de Desenvolvimento

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    Fernanda Cimini Salles

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available ResumoO artigo tem por objetivo resgatar o processo histórico de construção do modus operandi das práticas de desenvolvimento, destacando o papel das organizações internacionais nesse processo e como elas mobilizavam seus recursos tangíveis e intangíveis para a conformação de uma agenda legítima de intervenção social. A análise terá como foco as dinâmicas políticas que sucederam a Comissão Pearson, conferência internacional realizada em 1969, que teve como objetivo repensar e propor diretrizes internacionais para o desenvolvimento. O ponto crítico deste momento será o reconhecimento, por parte do Banco Mundial e da ONU, de que a cooperação internacional para o desenvolvimento mobilizava diferentes projetos de coordenação societária que tinham como pano de fundo o problema da desigualdade internacional. A partir da análise dos documentos e discursos da época, é possível perceber que, embora a ONU e o Banco Mundial compartilhassem a percepção de que a ajuda internacional ainda teria um papel a cumprir, esses organismos ofereciam agendas distintas para solucionar o problema do subdesenvolvimento. Com isso, buscar-se-á identificar o projeto que sai vitorioso desse embate e nos fornece elementos para a compreensão da sobrevivência e ampliação da agenda de desenvolvimento no pós-Guerra Fria.

  7. Sono, qualidade de vida e acidentes em caminhoneiros brasileiros e portugueses Sueño, la calidad de vida y accidentes en brasileños y portugueses conductores de camiones Sleep, quality of life and accidents in the lives of Brazilian and Portuguese truck drivers

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    José Carlos Souza

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se os distúrbios do sono, trabalho em turnos, sonolência excessiva diurna (SDE e qualidade de vida (QV de 206 caminhoneiros brasileiros e 200 portugueses. Aplicaram-se a Escala de Sonolência de Epworth, o SF-36 e o PSQI. Os portugueses dormem mais nos dias de trabalho (pSe evaluaron disturbios del sueño, trabajo en turnos, somnolencia diurna excesiva (SDE y calidad de vida (CV, de 206 camioneros brasileños y 200 portugueses. Se aplicaron la Escala de Somnolencia de Epworth, SF-36 y PSQI. Los portugueses duermen más los días de trabajo (pSleep disorders, shift work, excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS and quality of life (QL were evaluated by Epworth sleepiness scale, SF-36 and PSQI in 206 Brazilian and 200 Portuguese truck drivers. Portuguese drivers sleep more on working days (p<0.0001 and on non-working days (p=0.0720 and do more shift work (37.50%, whereas Brazilian drivers wake up earlier on working days (p<0.0001 and on non-working days (p<0.0001. Sleep disorders affected 35.40% of Brazilian drivers and 21.50% of Portuguese drivers (p=0.0019, whereas 32.00% and 21.00% had respectively EDS (p=0.0015. Brazilian truck drivers drive over 16 hours a day (43.20% and use more amphetamines (11.10% (p<0.0001, while Portuguese drivers consume more alcohol (73.50% (p<0.0001. QL scores were better for Portuguese drivers regarding mental health (p<0.0001 and pain (p<0.0001 and better for Brazilian drivers regarding physical function (p<0.0001, vitality (p=0.0002 and social function (p<0.0001. Sleep disorders are highly prevalent in both countries.

  8. Nouns in apposition : Portuguese data

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    Graça Rio-Torto

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    Full Text Available The nature of N1N2 constructions, or nouns in apposition, is controversial: depending on the theoretical framework, they can be considered as compounds or as syntactic constructions. Indeed, nouns in apposition function as a hybrid category, in a double way: (i the same lexical structure in apposition is viewed either as a coordinative construction, as a subordinative or as an attributive construction. (ii N2 functions as a modifier or as an attributive item of N1; in Portuguese, when plural is syntactically mandatory, N1 (the head is systematically pluralized; N2 either rejects inflection or behaves as a predicator, allowing inflectional marks. We claim that Romance NN behave as a specific type of compounds. This assumption is grounded on their behaviour by contrast with phrasal properties. Portuguese compounds are characterized by a narrow relationship between internal structure, headness and inflectional patterns. In Portuguese, by default, the head of compound is inflected. NN related by an attributive semantic link are nowadays particularly unstable and problematic regarding inflection. Inflectional variation — widely attested — helps in determining the status of NN in apposition: as two inflectional patterns are available, we must verify if they correspond to two different constructions or to one structure with two readings. The analysis addressed is supported by empirical data of contemporary Portuguese language extracted from Brazilian and European databases, and requires the theoretical articulation of a double predicative class of N2 (holistic and partitive with inflectional fluctuation of attributive N2 in the second situation: performing a continuum, double inflection is close to holistic predication and single inflection (of N1 is close to partitive predication; systematic double inflection is close to coordination and inflectional oscillation is close to attribution. The predicative power of nouns in apposition supports their

  9. The Portuguese Republic at One Hundred

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    Herr, Richard; Pinto, António Costa

    2012-01-01

    In October 1910 a revolution drove out the king of Portugal and established the Portuguese Republic. In 1926 a military coup overthrew the parliamentary system and led to the authoritarian regime of Salazar, but in April 1974 a revolution led by the military restored the parliamentary republic. In this book edited by Richard Herr (Berkeley) and António Costa Pinto (Lisbon), eighteen Portuguese and American authors present essays in celebration of the centennial of the Portuguese Republic. Wit...

  10. Portuguese migrants in Switzerland: healthcare and health status compared to Portuguese residents.

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    Alves, Luís; Azevedo, Ana; Barros, Henrique; Paccaud, Fred; Marques-Vidal, Pedro

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    Most migrant studies have compared health characteristics between migrants and nationals of the host country. We aimed at comparing health characteristics of migrants with nationals from their home country. Portuguese national health survey (2005-6; 30,173 participants aged 18-75 years) and four national health surveys conducted in Switzerland (2002, 2004, 2007 and 2011, totalling 1,170 Portuguese migrants of the same age range). Self-reported data on length of stay, cardiovascular risk factors, healthcare use and health status were collected. Resident Portuguese were significantly older and more educated than migrants. Resident Portuguese had a higher mean BMI and prevalence of obesity than migrants. Resident Portuguese also reported more frequently being hypertensive and having their blood pressure screened within the last year. On the contrary, migrant Portuguese were more frequently smokers, had a medical visit in the previous year more frequently and self-rated their health higher than resident Portuguese. After adjustment for age, gender, marital status and education, migrants had a higher likelihood of smoking, of having a medical visit the previous year, and of self-rating their current health as good or very good than resident Portuguese. Compared to Portuguese residents, cholesterol screening in the previous year was more common only among migrants living in Switzerland for more than 17 years. Portuguese migrants in Switzerland do not differ substantially from resident Portuguese regarding most cardiovascular risk factors. Migrants consider themselves healthier than Portuguese residents and more often had a recent medical visit.

  11. Portuguese as a Minority Language: Attitudes of Undergraduate Students Studying Portuguese Literature

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    Reis, Sonia Maria Nunes

    2011-01-01

    The differences between European Portuguese (EP) and Brazilian Portuguese (BP) raise some interesting issues that are well worth considering through undergraduate university students' perceptions and attitudes. Instructors of undergraduate courses in Portuguese literature suggest that in terms of curriculum design, curriculum delivery, and…

  12. Análise da associação entre saneamento e saúde nos países da América Latina e do Caribe, empregando dados secundários do banco de dados da Organização Pan-Americana de Saúde - OPAS An analysis of the relationship between health and sanitation in Latin America and the Caribbean, using secondary data from PAHO - The Pan American Health Association

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    Júlio César Teixeira

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve como objetivo avaliar a associação entre condições de saneamento - cobertura populacional por sistemas de abastecimento de água e por sistemas de esgotamento sanitário - e indicadores epidemiológicos - taxa de mortalidade infantil, mortalidade em menores de cinco anos de idade e mortalidade por enfermidades diarréicas agudas em menores de cinco anos de idade - nos países da América Latina e do Caribe, utilizando dados secundários da Organização Pan-Americana de Saúde - OPAS. O universo da pesquisa foi composto por 44 países integrantes da América Latina e do Caribe, com população total estimada de 561,3 milhões de habitantes, para o ano de 2005. O método epidemiológico empregado foi um delineamento ecológico. Pode-se afirmar que a universalização dos serviços de saneamento, a implantação de infra-estrutura urbana, o combate à desnutrição infantil e a ampliação da prevalência de aleitamento materno exclusivo até 120 dias de idade são medidas que contribuirão para a melhoria da saúde infantil na região.This study aimed to assess the relationship between sanitation conditions - population covered by water supply and sewerage services - and epidemiological indicators - infant mortality, mortality in children below 5, and mortality from acute diarrhoeal diseases in children below 5 - in Latin American and Caribbean countries, using secondary data from PAHO - the Pan American Health Organization. The research included 44 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, with an estimated population of 561.3 million inhabitants in year 2005. The epidemiological method used was ecological delineation. It is possible to state that the universalization of sanitation services, implementation of urban infrastructure, fight against infant malnutrition, and increase in the prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding up to 120 days of life are actions that will contribute towards the improvement of infant

  13. L'Archivio del Banco di Napoli e l'Attività dei Banchi pubblici Napoletani

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    Luigi De Rosa

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    bancos para dar lugar al actual Banco di Napoli. Su impresionante documentación contable se conserva en el Archivo histórico de esta entidad. Especialmente interesante es el sofisticado sistema contable instrumentado para contabilizar la emisión, seguimiento, control y cancelación de los certificados de depósito, como puede apreciarse por las explicaciones ofrecidas en la última parte del trabajo.

  14. O comportamento estratégico do processo de internacionalização de um banco estatal : o caso do banco do Brasil

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    Esta dissertação examina a evolução do processo de internacionalização, por investimento externo direto, de um banco estatal. A pesquisa foi desenvolvida por meio de estudo de caso do processo de internacionalização do Banco do Brasil, que se constitui de trabalho descritivo. Foi utilizada uma metodologia qualitativa para a coleta e análise de dados, realizada por meio de pesquisa bibliográfica, documental e de exame de conteúdo, apoiada pelo software NVIVO8. Procurou-se descrever o processo ...

  15. Academic Inbreeding in the Portuguese Academia

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    Tavares, Orlanda; Cardoso, Sónia; Carvalho, Teresa; Sousa, Sofia Branco; Santiago, Rui

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    This paper analyses the inbreeding phenomena in Portuguese public universities. Inbreeding is defined as the recruitment of academics by the same institution that awarded their PhDs. Focusing on 1,217 PhD-holding Portuguese academics, belonging to four public universities and to six disciplinary areas, inbreeding is analysed in order to understand…

  16. A Grammar of Spoken Brazilian Portuguese.

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    Thomas, Earl W.

    This is a first-year text of Portuguese grammar based on the Portuguese of moderately educated Brazilians from the area around Rio de Janeiro. Spoken idiomatic usage is emphasized. An important innovation is found in the presentation of verb tenses; they are presented in the order in which the native speaker learns them. The text is intended to…

  17. A Via Campesina Brasil e a avaliação da primeira década de impactos da reforma agrária do Banco Mundial

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    Eraldo da Silva Ramos Filho

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Com forte influência das políticas de terras do Banco Mundial foram criados, ao longo do último decênio, diferentes programas de crédito fundiário, inaugurando uma nova modalidade de recriação do campesinato protagonizada pelo mercado. Apoiados pelas organizações dos grandes proprietários de terras, encarada como conquista pelo movimento sindical rural e combatida pelas organizações integrantes da Via Campesina estes programas têm mobilizado diferentes leituras sobre os impactos decorrentes de sua implantação. Portanto, este texto tem como objetivos: apresentar a intencionalidade das políticas de terras do Banco Mundial nos países subdesenvolvidos; discutir a construção de territórios imateriais em torno desta política; analisar o processo de criação de um think tank popular no contexto da Via Campesina Brasil e os impactos advindos das políticas de crédito fundiário.

  18. Continuidade, Ruptura ou Reciclagem? Uma Análise do Programa Político do Banco Mundial após o Consenso de Washington

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    João Márcio Mendes Pereira

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    Full Text Available O presente artigo analisa a evolução do programa político do Banco Mundial entre os anos de 1989 e 2014, com base na documentação da própria instituição, considerada a partir da sua condição singular de emprestador, formulador e articulador de políticas e veiculador de ideias e prescrições sobre o que fazer em matéria de desenvolvimento capitalista, em clave anglo-saxônica. Argumenta-se que tal programa se reciclou, se expandiu e se diversificou, uma vez que, além da liberalização, da privatização e do ajuste macroeconômico, passou a impulsionar a reconstrução abrangente da economia, da relação sociedade-natureza, do Estado, da sociedade civil e do próprio self,em chave liberal, nos países clientes. Destaca-se a importância da incorporação do neo-institucionalismo para tal expansão e reciclagem e ressalta-se como esse processo foi concomitante ao alargamento contínuo do mandato do Banco Mundial.

  19. Procedimentos de um banco de ossos e a aplicabilidade dos enxertos por ele proporcionados Procedures of a bank of bones and aplicability of the grafts offered by such

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    Milton V. Roos

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    Full Text Available Os autores demonstram neste estudo a viabilidade e funcionabilidade de um Banco de Ossos e a experiência da utilização durante os dezessete anos de sua criação. O objetivo deste estudo é demonstrar a importância da manutenção de um serviço de Banco de Osso, bem como mostrar suas utilidades nos diversos tipos de intervenções ortopédicas. Ficando demonstrado, o protocolo para obtenção de possíveis doadores, métodos para retirada e armazenagem desses ossos, e a sua utilização em diversos procedimentos ortopédicos.The authors demonstrate in this study the viability and functionality of a Bank of Bones and the experience of the use during the seventeen years of your creation. The objective of this study is to demonstrate the importance of the maintenance of a service of Bank of Bone, as well as to show your usefulness in the several types of orthopedical interventions. Being demonstrated, the protocol for the possible donors' obtaining, methods for retreat and storage of those bones, and your use in several orthopedical procedures.

  20. Realidades de la independencia del Banco de la República Realities of the independence of the Banco de la República

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    Kalmanovitz Salomón

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    Full Text Available La autonomía del banco central Colombiano es parte del proceso político que buscaba reducir el exagerado centralismo colombiano. Sin embargo el poder central no fue limitado en grado suficiente por la Constitución del 1991, como muestra el hecho de que el Ministro de Hacienda es el Presidente de la Junta Directiva del Banco de la República. Esto no sucede en ningun banco independiente del mundo por que los objetivos del gobierno son distintos a los del Banco Central y el Ministerio de Finanzas podría desviar al Banco de sus objetivos antiinflacionarios fundamentales. En Colombia, el gobierno no sólo participa en la Junta para acomodar sus múltiples objetivos sino también hace opocisión pública a la política monetaria y así la desacredita. El articulo plantea que el principio de no reelección hace que el horizonte de tiempo sea muy corto para que el gobierno coseche los frutos de una política de estabilización. El gobierno tiende a gastar en exceso para mejorar su imagen pública y el desajuste lo tiene que enfrentar el gobierno siguiente. De modo que la coordinación entre el Banco Central y el gobierno se torna muy conflictiva.The autonomy of the Central Bank of Colombia is part of a political process which seeks to reduce Colombia' s exaggerated centralismo However, central power was not limited to a sufficient degree by the Constitution of 1991, as demonstrated by the fact that the Minister of Finance is the President of the Board of Directors of the Banco de la República. This does not happen in any independent bank in the world, because the objectives of the government are different from those of the central bank, and the Minister of Finance could divert the Bank away from its fundamental anti-inflationary objectives. This article proposes that the principle of no reelection makes the time horizon very short for the government to reap the fruits of a stabilization policy. The government tends to spend in excess in order to

  1. The application of a customer relationship system (CRM) in Banco Espírito Santo (BES) : case study

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    Bairrão, Luis Tomás Machado

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    Síntese: Hoje, o mercado financeiro apresenta imensos desafios, desde as novas tecnologia, falta de capital e mudança de como os consumidores percepcionam os seus bancos. Um destes desafios é a mudança da relação dos bancos com os seus consumidores, que cada vez se deslocam menos aos balcões. O Banco necessita de ter outra maneira de comunicar com os seus clientes. A relação banco-cliente é essencial para reter e atrair novos clientes. É nesta oportunidade que entra o sistema de CRM ( gestão ...

  2. Evidências Empíricas sobre a Rentabilidade dos Ativos dos Bancos no Brasil antes da Crise Americana do Subprime

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    Fernando da Silva Vinhado

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    Full Text Available Segundo a visão pós-keynesiana, defendida por Tobin (1982, os ativos dos bancos são divididos basicamente entre aqueles de natureza defensiva, representados fundamentalmente por títulos financeiros, com característica de maior liquidez e menor rentabilidade, e as operações de crédito, que são ativos não defensivos com perfil de oferecer menor liquidez e maior rentabilidade. Com base nessa visão e a partir de dados organizados em painel, contemplando 71 instituições financeiras que atuaram no Brasil entre 2000 e 2008, no presente artigo foi utilizada a técnica econométrica do método dos momentos generalizados em sistema (GMM-SYS a fim de analisar empiricamente a influência de variáveis macro e microeconômicas sobre a rentabilidade de ativos dos bancos no país, tanto em títulos financeiros quanto em operações de crédito. Os exercícios econométricos propostos, que objetivaram melhorar a compreensão em relação à formação da rentabilidade dos ativos dos bancos no mercado bancário brasileiro, permitiram identificar aspectos como a persistência nos níveis de rentabilidade, a nacionalidade e personalidade jurídica dos bancos mais rentáveis por tipo de ativo, a influência do tamanho da instituição e do nível de capitalização sobre a rentabilidade dessas aplicações, além das evidências contrárias à hipótese de estrutura-conduta-performance (HCP no mercado bancário brasileiro. As estimativas envolvendo as variáveis macroeconômicas revelaram influência positiva da taxa básica de juros e característica pró-cíclica da rentabilidade dos ativos bancários. Assim, os achados permitem melhor decifrar o comportamento do desempenho dos ativos das instituições financeiras no Brasil, o que pode, inclusive, vir a orientar esforços de gestão e supervisão no sistema financeiro.

  3. Evidências Empíricas sobre a Rentabilidade dos Ativos dos Bancos no Brasil antes da Crise Americana do Subprime

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    Fernando da Silva Vinhado

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    Full Text Available Segundo a visão pós-keynesiana, defendida por Tobin (1982, os ativos dos bancos são divididos basicamente entre aqueles de natureza defensiva, representados fundamentalmente por títulos financeiros, com característica de maior liquidez e menor rentabilidade, e as operações de crédito, que são ativos não defensivos com perfil de oferecer menor liquidez e maior rentabilidade. Com base nessa visão e a partir de dados organizados em painel, contemplando 71 instituições financeiras que atuaram no Brasil entre 2000 e 2008, no presente artigo foi utilizada a técnica econométrica do método dos momentos generalizados em sistema (GMM-SYS a fim de analisar empiricamente a influência de variáveis macro e microeconômicas sobre a rentabilidade de ativos dos bancos no país, tanto em títulos financeiros quanto em operações de crédito. Os exercícios econométricos propostos, que objetivaram melhorar a compreensão em relação à formação da rentabilidade dos ativos dos bancos no mercado bancário brasileiro, permitiram identificar aspectos como a persistência nos níveis de rentabilidade, a nacionalidade e personalidade jurídica dos bancos mais rentáveis por tipo de ativo, a influência do tamanho da instituição e do nível de capitalização sobre a rentabilidade dessas aplicações, além das evidências contrárias à hipótese de estrutura-conduta-performance (HCP no mercado bancário brasileiro. As estimativas envolvendo as variáveis macroeconômicas revelaram influência positiva da taxa básica de juros e característica pró-cíclica da rentabilidade dos ativos bancários.  Assim, os achados permitem melhor decifrar o comportamento do desempenho dos ativos das instituições financeiras no Brasil, o que pode, inclusive, vir a orientar esforços de gestão e supervisão no sistema financeiro.

  4. Análise do nível de adesão ao disclosure do risco de mercado pelos bancos com ações negociadas na BM&FBOVESPA

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    Vinícius Costa da Silva Zonatto; Tarcita Cabral Ghizoni de Sousa; Francisco Carlos Fernandes

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    O objetivo deste estudo é analisar o nível de adesão ao disclosure do risco de mercado pelas instituições financeiras com ações negociadas na Bolsa de Valores, Mercadorias e Futuros (BM&F Bovespa), no tocante às recomendações do Acordo de Basileia II, em especial pelos bancos listados nos Níveis Diferenciados de Governança Corporativa da BM&F Bovespa. A metodologia utilizada na pesquisa consistiu num estudo descritivo, realizado por meio de uma pesquisa documental, com abordagem q...

  5. Modelo de gestão em bancos de olhos e seu impacto no resultado destas organizações

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a eficácia do modelo de gestão adotado pelo Banco de Olhos de Sorocaba (BOS e Banco de Olhos da Santa Casa de Campo Grande (BOSC, segundo os critérios do Prêmio Nacional de Gestão em Saúde (PNGS e demonstrar as características comuns e discordantes entre os dois Bancos de Olhos e um paralelo entre a efetividade do modelo de gestão adotado e o resultado destas organizações na doação de córneas. MÉTODOS: Foi aplicado o questionário "Como estamos progredindo?", disponibilizado pela Fundação Malcolm Baldrige, composto por 40 questões fechadas agrupadas nos sete critérios do PNGS (Liderança, Planejamento Estratégico, Foco no Cliente e no Mercado, Foco em Recursos Humanos, Critério Gestão de Informações, Gestão de Processos, e Resultados em toda a força de trabalho das duas instituições (21 funcionários do BOS e 8 do BOSC. Os resultados foram analisados utilizando o Teste Exato de Fischer e Teste não-paramétrico U de Mann-Whitney para comparação das médias entre as duas instituições. RESULTADOS: Foram entrevistados 21 funcionários do BOS e 8 funcionários do BOSC. O teste de Mann-Whitney mostrou uma maior concordância às proposições do questionário pelos respondentes do BOS em 6 dos 7 itens estudados (Liderança, Planejamento Estratégico, Foco no Cliente e no Mercado, Foco em Recursos Humanos, Gestão de Processos, e Resultados. Não houve diferença estatisticamente significativa no Critério Gestão de Informações. A maior diferença entre as duas instituições foi encontrada no critério Gestão de Processos (p<0.001. CONCLUSÃO: O modelo de gestão presente no BOS apresenta aspectos distintos e estatisticamente significantes comparados ao BOSC, em 6 dos 7 critérios estudados pelo questionário aplicado. O BOS é o que mais se aproxima de conceitos internacionalmente aceitos de excelência em gestão baseados nos critérios do PNGS do que o BOSC, sendo um dos motivos prováveis do

  6. Banco de Reserva Federal Boston - Massachusetts - EE.UU.

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    Stubbing, Hugh

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    Full Text Available Despite its being located in a heavily built-up downtown area of Boston, the new Federal Reserve Bank Building enjoys privileged surroundings, in the middle of ponds and landscaped areas with trees, etc. It was designed taking the maximum advantage of the particular conditions of the property, while reinforcing and increasing prestige attributes of this part of the city, called for, in the urban development plans, to be the centre of community and business activities. The project includes an office tower overlooking the harbour and a low building containing ail public banking functions. The design was based on specific research of the different aspects of banking activities, from the most minute details of furniture and fixtures, through the fenestration work, up to the highly sophisticated security systems.

    Pese a estar situado en un área céntrica de Boston, en una zona densamente urbanizada, el nuevo edificio del Banco Federal goza de un entorno privilegiado, circundado por estanques y jardines con árboles. Su arquitectura procura sacar partido de las particulares características de la parcela, fortaleciendo y elevando la categoría de esa parte de ciudad a la que los planes urbanísticos asignan el papel de centro de actividades comunitarias y comerciales. La construcción cuenta con una torre de oficinas, con amplias vistas sobre el puerto, y un bloque bajo dedicado a actividades bancarias públicas. Para su realización se utilizaron los resultados de investigaciones específicas sobre los diversos aspectos de la actividad bancaria, comprendiendo desde los más pequeños detalles del mobiliario y de la carpintería exterior, hasta los más modernos y complejos sistemas de seguridad.

  7. Tu nos aposte protege

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    Aspirationen af p, t og k i dansk er stedmoderligt behandlet af den gren af den historiske sprogforskning der bygger på skriftligt kildemateriale. Skrivemåden tu nos aposte protege for tu nos ab hoste protege 'bekyt du os mod fjenden' i en tilskrift fra anden halvdel af 1300-tallet i...

  8. La importancia del banco de recursos didácticos

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    En esta comunicación nos centramos en nuestra participación en el proyecto de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación de la Universidad de Sevilla en el que se realizan labores de organización y catalogación de los recursos didácticos del Centro de documentación del Departamento de Didáctica de las Ciencias Experimentales y Sociales.

  9. Elicited Imitation for Brazilian Portuguese

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    Lonsdale, Deryle W.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Elicited imitation (EI is an approach to measuring oral proficiency that consists of having test takers hear a sentence and repeat the sentence exactly as they heard it. Though indirect in nature, EI has successfully shown to correlate with previously established oral proficiency examinations, such as the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI (Lonsdale and Christensen 2014, Matsushita and Lonsdale 2014, Millard 2011, Thompson 2013. This paper discusses the development, administration, and evaluation of an EI test for the Brazilian Portuguese language. We first discuss the relevant background of oral proficiency examination and EI. After presenting the pertinent research questions, we explain the methodology used to develop the EI test, recruit participants, and administer the test. We present the results and analysis and then summarize the findings, limitations, and possible future work

  10. Lexicalization patterns in Brazilian Portuguese

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    Dorival Gonçalves Santos Filho

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Neolatin languages belong to a lexicalization pattern in which the verbal root expresses semantic primitives of MOVE and PATH, leaving MANNER or CAUSE to be expressed by an adverb or the gerund form. In German origin languages, on the contrary, verbs lexicalize the semantic primitives of MOVE, MANNER or CAUSE; as for the PATH, it is expressed by a grammatical element that is associated to the verb. Taking into consideration some of the concepts of event of move, guided by Cognitive Semantics, and an analysis of examples extracted from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings’ books, the present study aims at showing, at least, three lexicalization patterns in which Brazilian Portuguese fits in.

  11. Caracterização de sistemas de banco de dados espaciais para analise de desempenho

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    Resumo: Nesta dissertação, a área de sistemas de banco de dados espaciais é enfocada utilizando a técnica de benchmark para análise de desempenho. Esta técnica requer o monitoramento de sistemas de banco de dados utilizando banco de dados e carga de trabalho (transações) reais ou sintéticos. Vários fatores apontam como ideal o uso de dados sintéticos que melhor representem situações normalmente encontradas em aplicações práticas (reais). Esta dissertação utiliza-se de dados reais (convenciona...

  12. Health Information in Portuguese (português)

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    ... Brigham Young University Drug Abuse Substance Abuse or Dependence - português (Portuguese) Bilingual PDF Health Information Translations E Expand Section Exercise and Physical Fitness Starting an Exercise Program - português ( ...

  13. Chemistry and metallurgy in the Portuguese Empire

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    Habashi, F. [Laval Univ., Sainte-Foy, Quebec City, PQ (Canada)

    2000-10-01

    The foundation and expansion of the Portuguese Empire is sketched, with emphasis on the development of a new type of ship by Prince Henrique the Navigator (AD 1385-1460), known as the caravel. By virtue of its advanced design, it was capable of sailing the stormy seas at high speeds, and thereby was instrumental in extending Portuguese influence over vast territories in South America, Asia and Africa, extending Portuguese know-how in mining, metallurgy, chemistry and trade along with Christianity. The role played by the University of Coimbra, founded in 1306, and the contribution of the Brazilian Geological Survey, established in 1875, and of the School of Mines in Ouro Preto in Brazil in 1876, in the exploitation of the mineral wealth of the Portuguese colonies is chronicled.

  14. The Merit Selection Processes in the Senior Management of the Portuguese Public Administration: Myth or Reality?/O Mérito nos Processos de Seleção da Alta Direção da Administração Pública Portuguesa: mito ou realidade?

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    João Bilhim

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The influence on managerial model of administrative reform in Portugal and in particular with regard to the introduction of higher technical rationality in the processes of public management is widely recognized in Portugal. There were many governments in OECD countries have taken similar initiatives. However, the literature on administrative reform presents enough evidence of the resilience of institutional bureaucracies to change. It turns out that the NPM would assert itself as a standard recipe without respect for cultural diversity and the various administrations, despite taking over as primer, got different expressions and manifestations. This article aims to contribute to this debate. Therefore, examines the influence of meritocracy, as NPM idea, administrative reform of PortugaA influência do modelo gestionário na reforma administrativa em Portugal e, em particular, no que se refere à introdução de maior racionalidade técnica nos processos de gestão pública é amplamente reconhecida em Portugal. Foram muitos os governos que, nos países da OCDE, tomaram iniciativas idênticas. Todavia, a literatura sobre a reforma administrativa apresenta bastante evidência da resili-ência das burocracias institucionais à mudança. Acontece que a NPM quis afirmar-se como uma receita padrão sem respeito pela diversidade cultural das diversas administrações e, apesar de se assumir como cartilha, obteve diferentes expressões e manifestações. Este artigo quer contribuir para este debate. Por isso, examina a influência da meritocracia, como ideia do NPM, na reforma administrativa de Portugal.

  15. Influências do Banco Mundial no projeto educacional brasileiro

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    Altmann Helena

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available A forte influência exercida pelo Banco Mundial (BIRD na política macroeconômica brasileira irradia-se sobre diversos setores, entre eles, a educação. Dada a forte ascendência dessa instituição no Brasil, este artigo tem como objetivo analisar as propostas marcadas por tal influxo no setor educativo. São inicialmente apresentadas as características gerais do plano de reforma educativa defendido pelo BIRD e, num segundo momento, as convergências entre as propostas do BIRD e o projeto educacional implementado no país pelo governo Fernando Henrique Cardoso. Para o mapeamento desse projeto, são adotadas como referências a proposta de governo apresentada em 1994, informações coletadas na página da internet do Ministério da Educação, bem como declarações e artigos do ministro Paulo Renato de Souza. A terceira parte refere-se ao Sistema de Avaliação do Ensino Básico (Saeb e às estratégias educacionais apresentadas pelo ministro em face dos resultados das provas aplicadas em 1999. Desse modo, conclui-se que o projeto educacional brasileiro não pode ser analisado somente a partir dos dados quantitativos apresentados pelo governo, pois, vistos por si mesmos, eles não são suficientes para uma análise sobre os efeitos da expansão do ensino. Tal expansão precisa ser analisada levando-se em conta a variação de seus efeitos em diferentes contextos. Com a expansão do ensino, não há uma eliminação da exclusão, mas a criação de novos mecanismos de hierarquização e de novas formas de exclusão diluídas ao longo do processo de escolarização e da vida social.

  16. Capital óptimo de Bancos Centrales y criterios de distribución de utilidades

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    2005-01-01

    El capital de un banco central tiene varios roles, entre ellos, servir de respaldo para sus acciones de política y absorber posibles pérdidas por las operaciones que realiza o los riesgos que confronta; generar confianza y credibilidad en el público, y contribuir a la independencia financiera y la transparencia de la entidad. En este sentido, el objetivo de este documento es explorar los roles que cumple el capital en los bancos centrales del MERCOSUR y países asociados (en adelante MERCOSUR-...

  17. Permanecer en el tiempo: el caso del Banco Provincia Casa Matriz 1885-2015

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    Carbonari, Fabiana Andrea; Bonicatto, Virginia; Grandis, María Belén de

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    El presente artículo se inscribe en el plan de trabajo de la Beca Interna de Entrenamiento en Investigación de la FAU denominada Italianos en la ciudad de La Plata. El caso del Banco Provincia de la ciudad de La Plata que, durante el ciclo lectivo 2015 desarrolla la Arq. María Belén de Grandis con dirección de la Esp. Arq. Fabiana Carbonari y Codirección de la Dra. Arq. Virginia Bonicatto. La misma tiene por objetivo realizar el estudio histórico sistemático del Banco de la Provincia de Bueno...

  18. Comportamento dos bancos em alta inflação : teoria e experiencia brasileira recente

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    Luiz Fernando Rodrigues de Paula

    1997-01-01

    Resumo:Esta tese tem por objetivo efetuar uma análise sobre o comportamento dos bancos em um contexto de alta inflação, seja numa abordagem teórica centrada na firma bancária, seja realizando um estudo de caso sobre a experiência brasileira. Em particular, procura-se analisar o desempenho, as transformações e as caracteristicas do sistema bancário privado brasileiro no período recente, anterior ao Real, de modo a permitir um entendimento acerca das especificidades do comportamento dos bancos ...

  19. La Reserva Federal de Estados Unidos y el Banco de Inglaterra: Propiedad, estructura e 'independencia'

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    Peter Howells

    2013-01-01

    Este ensayo explora la fundación y desarrollo de la Reserva Federal (Fed) de Estados Unidos (US) y el Banco de Inglaterra (BI), en la perspectiva del debate reciente de la independencia de la banca central y el diseño de la política monetaria óptima. Se muestra que los creadores de la Fed fueron agudamente conscientes de que estaban fundando un banco central (basado en algún grado en el BI al punto en que había evolucionado). Por esto fueron conscientes del poder potencial que la institución ...

  20. O ajuste urbano: as políticas do Banco Mundial e do BID para as cidades

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    Pedro Fiori Arantes

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Ao ajuste estrutural que se seguiu à crise da dívida no Terceiro Mundo, no início dos anos 80 - e ainda persiste como um ajuste permanente -, parece ter ocorrido um correspondente" ajuste urbano". Em ambos os casos, o Banco Mundial e, na América Latina, o BID, tiveram ação decisiva, em parceria com as elites e tecnocracias locais. As estratégias de ação dessas duas instituições financeiras, apesar de sua forte interferência nas políticas públicas dos países em desenvolvimento, constituem um tema novo e ainda pouco abordado pela pesquisa acadêmica. Em nosso caso, o objetivo foi desvendar o modelo de cidade que tem sido por elas defendido e qual seu significado. Na dissertação que realizei pela FAUUSP, constatei que os empréstimos do Banco Mundial e do BID - que aparecem aos gestores públicos como" tábuas de salvação" em tempos de crise -, não são" neutros" e carregam consigo uma agenda afirmativa: pretendem modelar um determinado padrão de uso do recurso público e de organização do Estado. As duas instituições difundem políticas públicas que seguem critérios empresariais de rentabilidade e um modelo de gestão estatal terceirizada, à mercê de um corpo técnico privado - formado por gerenciadoras de projeto, fundações privadas, ONGs e inúmeros consultores. Seu objetivo é transformar uma parcela dos governos locais nos países em desenvolvimento, especialmente os que administram os territórios que dão suporte aos negócios transnacionais, em estruturas administrativas treinadas para responder aos grandes interesses privados, ao mesmo tempo em que se desembaraçam de qualquer compromisso com a democracia real.

  1. EQ-5D Portuguese population norms.

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    Ferreira, Lara Noronha; Ferreira, Pedro L; Pereira, Luis N; Oppe, Mark

    2014-03-01

    The EQ-5D is a widely used preference-based measure. Normative data can be used as references to analyze the effects of healthcare, determine the burden of disease and enable regional or country comparisons. Population norms for the EQ-5D exist for other countries but have not been previously published for Portugal. The purpose of this study was to derive EQ-5D Portuguese population norms. The EQ-5D was applied by phone interview to a random sample of the Portuguese general population (n = 1,500) stratified by age, gender and region. The Portuguese value set was used to derive the EQ-5D index. Mean values were computed by gender and age groups, marital status, educational attainment, region and other variables to obtain the EQ-5D Portuguese norms. Health status declines with advancing age, and women reported worse health status than men. These results are similar to other EQ-5D population health studies. This study provides Portuguese population health-related quality of life data measured by the EQ-5D that can be used as population norms. These norms can be used to inform Portuguese policy makers, health care professionals and researchers in issues related to health care policy and planning and quantification of treatment effects on health status.

  2. Banco de dados orais: uma nova perspectiva aos estudos do português brasileiro

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    Regina Célia Fernandes Cruz

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available This work represents an attempt to facilitate the automatic access to the spontaneous Portuguese data for studies on experimental phonetic area and speech synthesis, maintaining qualitative and quantitative information of the data. This corpus constitutes more than 30 hours of recording with samples of two Portuguese spoken dialects in Amazonia Region: the Amazon Portuguese (AM and theAfro-Brazilian Portuguese (ABP. As a baseline, samples of the Standard Brazilian Portuguese (PB were also used. The corpus inventory,the digitalization of the speech data and the phonetic segmentation using the PRAAT software preceded the construction of the oral database. Using language HTML and other resources of computer science a documentation of the database in a Internet site becomes possible.

  3. Banco de Bilbao en Vitoria – España

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    Hurtado de Saracho, F.

    1973-06-01

    servicios de cajas; cajas de alquiler; hall de público y aseos; y una entreplanta, compuesta por: pequeños despachos de atención directa; banco de la mujer, y pequeños servicios. La planta primera está dedicada a la Dirección, y en ella están situados los despachos del director, del jefe de créditos y del jefe de personal, así como la secretaría, la sala de juntas, la sala de visitas y oficinas. El resto de las plantas se han dejado para ampliaciones sucesivas. La cimentación, sótano y suelo del semisótano son: de hormigón armado; estructura metálica, y forjados a base de viguetas metálicas y bloques cerámicos en el resto del edificio. La fachada de la planta baja es de granito pulimentado y cristal; las tres superiores, de luna de color humo, y los dos áticos, de granito pulimentado, al igual que los remates finales del edificio. La comunicación vertical del edificio se establece mediante: dos ascensores, una escalera de empleados que va desde el sótano hasta la última planta, y una escalera de público, desde la entreplanta hasta el primer ático.

  4. 31 CFR 103.193 - Special measures against Banco Delta Asia.

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    ... FINANCIAL RECORDKEEPING AND REPORTING OF CURRENCY AND FOREIGN TRANSACTIONS Anti-Money Laundering Programs...-money laundering program requirement; (viii) A broker or dealer in securities registered, or required to... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Special measures against Banco Delta...

  5. Almacenes Bayer, Alemania, y Banco Alemán de Leverkusen

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    Schaeffer Heyrothsberge, P.

    1960-10-01

    Full Text Available La plaza del Ayuntamiento, con su nuevo edificio municipal de ocho plantas de altura, va cerrando sus lados con edificaciones nobles, tratadas con verdadera dignidad y respondiendo a un concepto de uniformidad y armonía afín. Entre ellos están los almacenes Bayer y el Banco Alemán.

  6. Conch, Cooperatives, and Conflict: Conservation and Resistance in the Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve

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    David M Hoffman

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In theory, biosphere reserves link biodiversity conservation with development, primarily through sustainable resource utilisation, and alternative, conservation-compatible economies in the buffer and transition zones outside the core area. Successful management should reduce pressure on natural resources within its core area as well as enable local communities to participate in the management of buffer zone resources in a sustainable manner. The Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve was declared in 1996 to protect coral reefs and marine biodiversity, while also enabling fishing cooperatives to maintain their livelihoods based upon the sustainable extraction of lobster, conch, and scalefish. In 2004, eight years after the Reserve′s declaration, Mexican authorities struggled to control marine resource use in the reserve, especially the extraction of queen conch (Strombus gigas. This article provides an overview of the long struggle to conserve queen conch populations in the area. Particular attention is paid to describing the various forms of resistance fishermen employed to counter the increasing regulation and vigilance that accompanied the creation of the Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve. This case chronicles the resistance to regulation and interpersonal violence that erupts when entrenched attitudes and practices are confronted with increasing surveillance. Thus, what was observed in the Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve parallels other research that depicts the forms of resistance to conservation that local people enact when confronted with conservation interventions. Finally, the plight of queen conch in the Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve clearly reflects the conflicts and difficulties found across Mexico in the implementation of the biosphere reserve model.

  7. Portuguese Universities Sharing Remote Laboratories

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    Maria Teresa Restivo

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes a pedagogical assignment based on a cooperative work involving teachers/students from two Portuguese universities. As it happens one is the oldest in the country – University of Coimbra (UC - and the other the largest - University of Porto (UP, about 120 km apart. The authors, believing in the relevance of Information and Communication Technologies (ITs in teaching/learning methodologies and in cooperative teaching methods worked together to plan this pedagogical experience and to run it in a one semester course. Students from UC have been introduced to the remote lab at UP and got the first contact with the remote experiments using easily available sound and image resources based on Skype and an IP camera for better image quality. This first contact has been conducted by the first author at UP with support of the second author at UC. The work will describe briefly the remote experiments used, their inclusion in the course at UC, the associated assessment criteria and, finally, student comments.

  8. Validation of the Otitis Media-6 Questionnaire for European Portuguese

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    Ana Rita Lameiras

    2017-05-01

    Conclusion: The Portuguese version of the Otitis Media-6 questionnaire is a valid, reliable and sensitive instrument to evaluate the health-related quality of life in Portuguese children with otitis media.

  9. Modelo de gestión para cambio de plataforma tecnológica en entidades financieras.Caso específico Banco mediano del sector comercial

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    176 hojas : ilustraciones, 29 x 21 cm + CD-ROM 2163 La presente tesis corresponde a la implementación del Modelo de Gestión para el cambio de plataforma tecnológica en entidades financieras. Caso específico Banco mediano del sector comercial. El Banco en Análisis es una institución del sistema financiero nacional, clasificada por la Superintendencia de Bancos como un Banco mediano del segmento comercial, el mismo mantiene una alianza estratégica con un Banco de Alianza del sistema fina...

  10. Bancos de Dados Meteorológicos: Análise dos Metadados das Estações Meteorológicas no Estado de Santa Catarina, Brasil

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    Luiz Fernando de Novaes Vianna

    Full Text Available Resumo O objetivo desse trabalho foi avaliar os metadados das estações meteorológicas no estado de Santa Catarina com base nas recomendações da Organização Mundial de Meteorologia (OMM. Os metadados das estações foram obtidos, via internet, nos sítios do Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia (INMET, do Agritempo, da Agência Nacional de Águas (ANA e diretamente da Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuária e Extensão Rural de Santa Catarina (Epagri. Os resultados demonstraram que os metadados disponíveis para as estações meteorológicas que cobrem o Estado de Santa Catarina não atendem integralmente às recomendações da WMO. Foram identificados problemas nos processos de codificação e georreferenciamento das estações, no cadastro em relação à responsabilidade institucional pelas estações, problemas de inconsistência cadastral entre estações presentes em mais de um banco de dados e incertezas relacionadas à posição geográfica das estações.

  11. Validation of a Portuguese Version of the Children's Hope Scale

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    Marques, Susana C.; Pais-Ribeiro, J. L.; Lopez, Shane J.

    2009-01-01

    The article describes the development of the Portuguese version of the Children's Hope Scale and the examination of its psychometric properties. A sample of 367 Portuguese students completed the Portuguese-language versions of the Children's Hope Scale (CHS; Snyder et al., 1997), Students' Life Satisfaction Scale (SLSS; Huebner, 1991), Global…

  12. Teaching Portuguese to Spanish Speakers: A Case for Trilingualism

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    Carvalho, Ana M.; Freire, Juliana Luna; da Silva, Antonio J. B.

    2010-01-01

    Portuguese is the sixth-most-spoken native language in the world, with approximately 240,000,000 speakers. Within the United States, there is a growing demand for K-12 language programs to engage the community of Portuguese heritage speakers. According to the 2000 U.S. census, 85,000 school-age children speak Portuguese at home. As a result, more…

  13. Auditoria del arqueo a las inversiones del los bancos que entraron en saneamiento de la region costa

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    Amores Rodriguez, Priscila; Fernandez Ronquillo, Jorge

    2009-01-01

    El presente trabajo consiste en el desarrollo de una Auditoría basada en un Arqueo de Inversiones a los Bancos en saneamiento de la Región Costa, teniendo como principal objetivo indagar las anomalías del porque estos 10 bancos entraron en proceso de Saneamiento; si cumplen con lo establecido en la Ley de Superintendencia de Bancos y Seguros, que va desde la obtención de los datos relevantes hasta determinar posibles hallazgos. El primer capitulo contiene conceptos básicos de las inversiones,...

  14. Review of Portuguese Cistercian Monastic Heritage

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    Martins, Ana M. T.

    2017-10-01

    This paper aims to present a contribution to the history of the reform and renewal in the Portuguese Cistercian monasteries throughout almost nine centuries of cultural and architectural history in this Country. The Cistercian Order played a remarkable role in the affirmation of Portugal (1143) and had unquestionable position, since the medieval period, in the construction of a significant part of the Portuguese culture. The reform of many Monasteries came with the Autonomous Congregation of Alcobaça (1567). In fact, the Portuguese Cistercian Monasteries absorbed the regional ways of construction with masonry (granite in the north and limestone in the south) but it is without a doubt in its architecture that change and renewal can be found as strength and a tool for achieving a status of cultural landmarks. The renewal and reform in the Portuguese Cistercian Monasteries was not restricted to the styles in vogue but also was related to the physical expansion of the monasteries. This could be achieved by adding new aisles and cloisters like in Alcobaça or Salzedas Monasteries. Though there are cases of unconventional renewals and reformations such as the existence of two churches in the Monastery of Salzedas and the example of the open air Museum of the Monastery of S. João de Tarouca were can be found the former medieval monastery, as a result of new archaeological research and a prospective hypothesis of its volumetric layout, in between the walls of the 17th century dormitories and the Church. This continuous architectonic renewal is still being carried out in the 21st century either by the Portuguese Government, through several heritage institutes since the 20th century, or a few individuals on their one.The history of the Portuguese Cistercian Monasteries blends itself with the history of Portugal as the continuous architectonic renewals and reforms were also a result of nine centuries of events and changes in this Country.

  15. “INTERCULTURALIDADE – EMIGRANTES PORTUGUESES EM LONDRES”

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    Ana Maria Romão

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo insere-se no projeto “Empreendedorismo Emigrante Português em Londres, Nice, Mónaco e Andorra”. É financiado pela FCT, sendo a instituição proponente o CEPESE/Universidade do Porto. Este projeto integra uma equipa multidisciplinar e tem por base a análise comparativa do percurso empreendedor de emigrantes portugueses, a sua inserção nos contextos socioeconómicos, culturais e políticos locais e a sua presença nos media (e.g., internet, documentários, imprensa. O mesmo respeita a três situações territoriais distintas: a cidade de Londres (Reino Unido, o principado de Andorra, a Região dos Alpes Marítimos (mais especificamente a cidade de Nice e o Principado do Mónaco. Pretende-se com este artigo estudar a relação dos emigrantes portugueses, em Londres, com as comunidades autóctones e com outros emigrantes de outras culturas em cruzamento nesta cidade. A relação que se estabelece nesta amálgama de pertenças sociais diversificadas, nas quais eles próprios e as novas gerações, seus filhos, hesitam entre assumirem ou rejeitarem estas diversas influências. Esta relação nem sempre é fluída, essencialmente devido ao receio que os pais têm de que os seus filhos assumam comportamentos desviantes em relação à sua cultura de origem, provocando tensões dentro da própria família. A metodologia utilizada centra-se na análise qualitativa de vinte entrevistas individuais, realizadas na cidade de Londres entre os dias 1 e 10 de Julho de 2014. Cada entrevista, com a duração de 15 a 60 minutos, foi orientada por um guião previamente definido. Com o presente estudo pretendemos contribuir para uma melhor abordagem do fenómeno da emigração, analisando as suas implicações/estratégias interculturais em contexto familiar.

  16. La Reserva Federal de Estados Unidos y el Banco de Inglaterra: Propiedad, estructura e 'independencia'

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    Peter Howells

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Este ensayo explora la fundación y desarrollo de la Reserva Federal (Fed de Estados Unidos (US y el Banco de Inglaterra (BI, en la perspectiva del debate reciente de la independencia de la banca central y el diseño de la política monetaria óptima. Se muestra que los creadores de la Fed fueron agudamente conscientes de que estaban fundando un banco central (basado en algún grado en el BI al punto en que había evolucionado. Por esto fueron conscientes del poder potencial que la institución podría tener, de manera que la cuestión del control e influencia fue central. De forma interesante, los padres fundadores finalmente optaron por la independencia de los intereses del dinero de Wall Street en lugar de la independencia del Estado. La reputación de la Fed de competencia política e independencia se debe mucho más al papel de sus fuertes presidentes en años recientes que a cualquier diseño formal. En contraste, el BI fue fundado como un banco privado. Preocupaciones sobre su independencia no jugaron ningun papel en su historia temprana y solamente surgieron después de que había adquirido, paso a paso, las responsabilidades de un banco central. Las primeras preocupaciones serias sobre su independencia fueron durante el periodo de entreguerras cuando se pensaba que el Banco estaba demasiado atento en su apoyo al papel de Londres como centro de finanzas internacionales, a expensas de los intereses de la economía doméstica. En parte por esa razón fue nacionalizado en 1947. Cuando se otorgó su independencia operacional en 1997, se le quitaron dos de sus responsabilidades para evitar conflictos de interés. Lo que enseña la historia de los bancos es, primero, que la independencia del gobierno no es lo esencial para alcanzar una política óptima, sino la libertad de perseguir una sola prioridad, y segundo, que la efectividad con la cual eso se lleva a cabo tiene poco o nada que ver con leyes, actas constitutivas, y estatutos. Traducci

  17. Cyberbullying in Portuguese Schools: Prevalence and Characteristics

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    Matos, Armanda P. M.; Vieira, Cristina C.; Amado, João; Pessoa, Teresa; Martins, Maria José D.

    2018-01-01

    This study examined the extent and nature of cyberbullying in 23 Portuguese schools. A sample of 3,525 sixth-, eighth-, and eleventh-grade students completed a self-response questionnaire assessing their perceptions and experiences of cyberbullying. The findings showed that 7.6% of students have been victimized, and 3.9% have bullied others at…

  18. Probing next Generation Portuguese Academic Network

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    Friacas, Carlos; Massano, Emanuel; Domingues, Monica; Veiga, Pedro

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this article is to provide several viewpoints about monitoring aspects related to recent deployments of a new technology (IPv6). Design/methodology/approach: Several views and domains were used, with a common point: the Portuguese research and education network (RCTS). Findings: A significant amount of work is yet to be…

  19. "Modern Portuguese" and The Narration of Brazil

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    Milleret, Margo

    2016-01-01

    "Modern Portuguese: A Project of the Modern Language Association" was a package of film strips, prerecorded tapes, an instructor's manual, and a textbook first published by Knopf in 1971. It followed the model established by "Modern Spanish" that was also a project of the Modern Language Association (MLA) published in 1960.The…

  20. Building a Portuguese Food Microbiological Information Network

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    Viegas, Silvia; Machado, Claudia; Dantas, Maria; Oliveira, Luísa

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    Introduction: The integration of food data from research, microbiological monitoring, epidemiological investigation and disease surveillance is crucial to manage foodborne risk. Consequently, INSA launched the Portuguese Food Information Resource Programme (PortFIR) in a partnership with GS1 Portugal to create national food chain expert networks and sustainable databases on food composition, consumption and chemical and microbiological contamination. Presently, the Food Microbiological Inform...

  1. Portuguese research program on nuclear fusion

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    Varandas, C.A.F.; Cabral, J.A.C.; Manso, M.E.

    1994-01-01

    The Portuguese research program on nuclear fusion is presented. The experimental activity associated with the tokamak ISTTOK as well as the work carried out in the frame of international collaboration are summarized. The main technological features of ISTTOK are described along with studies on microwave reflectometry. Future plans are briefly described

  2. Clean Energy Solutions Center Services (Portuguese Translation)

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    This is a Portuguese translation of the Clean Energy Solutions Center Services fact sheet. The Solutions Center offers no-cost expert policy assistance, webinars and training forums, clean energy policy reports, data, and tools provided in partnership with more than 35 leading international and regional clean energy organizations.

  3. NASALIZATION IN BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE: AN AUTOSEGMENTAL (REVIEW

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    Consuelo de Paiva Godinho COSTA

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available We propose to make a brief review on nasalization phenomena studies in Portuguese, aiming the phonological process of nasal harmonization that occurs in the variety of Brazilian Portuguese spoken in Vitória da Conquista-BA and region, a phenomenon hitherto not described for any Portuguese dialect. To do so, we consider as fundamental, D’Angelis (2002 analysis, which incorporates relevant concepts presented by Trubetzkoy, from the Prague School, and some points of Camara Jr. propose. We also propose to update the discussion with the approaches along the lines of auto segmental phonology, incorporating some insights of Piggott (1992, discussing with other analyzes for nasalization phenomena in other languages, especially Guarani (language of Tupi-Guarani Linguistic Family, as proposed by Costa (2010, which deals with the phonological processes involving nasality and nasal harmony in Brazilian indigenous languages , in order to verify if the researches on nasality phenomena in other languages can shed some light on the processes that occur in Portuguese.

  4. Do Portuguese SMEs Follow Pecking Order Financing?

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    Bartholdy, Jan; Mateus, Cesario; Olson, Dennis

    2012-01-01

    This paper tests for pecking order behavior in medium-sized private Portuguese firms. In contrast to the usual split between internal funds, debt, and external equity, we separate debt into four components – cheap trade credits (CTC), bank loans (BL), other loans, and expensive credits (EC). We u...

  5. Responsabilidad ambiental y lealtad de clientes en banco de comercio minorista

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    Pesquisadores têm sugerido a validade da introdução da gestão ambiental às estratégias de marketing, contudo nenhuma atenção foi dada à predição da lealdade de clientes de instituições financeiras em decorrência dos posicionamentos ambientais de seus bancos. O objetivo da pesquisaé mensurar se a percepção de clientes pessoas físicas de que um banco de varejo no Brasil é ambientalmente responsável explica a satisfação, a confiança e as lealdades atitudinal e comportamental. Desenvolveu-se um e...

  6. Rede de significados para uma educação transformadora: tecendo as concepções da formação docente, filosofia e da psicologia da educação no banco de dados da ANPED nos anos 2009 a 2013 e os referenciais teóricos do cuidar = Network of meanings for a transformative education: weaving the conceptions training teachers, philosophy and the psychology of education in the database of ANPED in the years 2009 and 2013, and the referential theoretical of care

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    Borges, Rosália Figueiró

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    Full Text Available O cuidado ocorre por uma força que move a capacidade humana de cuidar, evocando esta habilidade em nós e nos outros, ao satisfazer uma resposta a algo ou alguém que importa, atualizando nosso potencial para cuidar. O cuidado, em sua essência, deve ser aprofundado por docentes no que se refere à ontologia, epistemologia, teorias e modelos de cuidar. O estudo possibilita conhecer a relação entre a educação e o cuidar na perspectiva dos docentes do ensino superior nos processos de educar e ensinar. Dessa forma, infere-se que educador em sua formação docente revela atitudes e comportamentos que possui uma associação direta aos pressupostos teóricos do cuidar. O educador possui um papel de cuidador? Se a educação necessita de uma ambiência e de uma dinâmica social para que haja apreensão do conhecimento por parte do aluno, isso denota a existência de ações de cuidar? De que forma cuidamos dos discentes na educação superior? Trata-se de um estudo exploratório, descritivo, desenvolvido a partir de uma abordagem de pesquisa qualitativa de revisão bibliográfica em bases de dados da ANPED nos anos de 2009 e 2013. O estudo possibilita um exercício reflexivo das ações do educador como sujeito que possui uma bagagem de subjetividade e de uma formação docente permeada de valores de transformação de sua realidade para o ensino. A prática educativa possui uma estreita relação na perspectiva do cuidado e das novas tendências do ensino aprendizado no ensino superior

  7. Gestión de riesgos financieros. Experiencia en un banco latinoamericano1

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    Edmundo R. Lizarzaburu

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available El presente documento busca presentar los principales conceptos de riesgos financieros presentes en la banca; en particular, se trabajará el caso de un banco peruano, considerando aspectos tales como la gestión de riesgos, Basilea III y la crisis económica internacional. El caso se desarrolla en el primer semestre del 2012 en el mercado peruano.

  8. Fusiones y adquisiciones: mecanismos de internacionalización de bancos latinoamericanos

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    Julie Janeth Bertel Chadid

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    Full Text Available Desde los años noventa, a nivel global, se han registrado un número elevado de fusiones y adquisiciones (en adelante M&As en el mundo financiero cuyo objetivo es apalancar el crecimiento internacional del sector. Como la banca latinoamericana no ha sido la excepción, hemos examinado si las M&As son mecanismos de internacionalización empleados por los bancos latinoamericanos; para ello, escogimos como casos de estudio el principal banco de Brasil, el de Colombia y el de Perú, observando el comportamiento del indicador y dimensionando el grado de internacionalización, durante el período 1990-2014. Aplicamos varias metodologías de medición a fin de no dejar por fuera aspectos importantes de la internacionalización. Los resultados del estudio presentan evidencia del uso de las M&As por los bancos latinoamericanos como estrategias de internacionalización para llegar a nuevos mercados.

  9. BANCO DE SEMENTES EM ÁREAS DE CAATINGA COM DIFERENTES GRAUS DE ANTROPIZAÇÃO NO SERTÃO DE ITAPARICA-PE

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    Gyslainne Vanderley da Paz

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    Full Text Available A caatinga é caracterizada por regiões áridas e semi-áridas devido a sua irregularidade de precipitação e caracterizada por longos períodos de estiagem. A investigação do banco de semente presente nessas regiões, além de nos dar informações sobre a flora atual, possibilita predizer um cenário futuro das comunidades vegetais diante de pressões antrópicas. Este trabalho tem por objetivo analisar comparativamente a densidade e a composição florística do banco de sementes acumuladas da estação seca provenientes de diferentes áreas de caatinga. Foram selecionadas 14 áreas de caatinga de acordo com grau de antropização, gradiente hídrico e diferentes intensidades de herbivoria nos munincípios de Floresta e Itacuruba, Pernambuco. Foram coletadas 5 amostras de serrapilheira, em 14 parcelas. O material foi levado para casa de vegetação da UFPE, dispostos diretamente em bandejas de isopor, com regas diárias e observado por 3 meses. Foi observado um pico de germinação nas primeiras 4 semanas para o material oriundo de todas as parcelas. Foram identificadas 44 morfoespécies de plântulas de gramíneas, herbáceas e arbóreas. A maior riquezade espécies germinadas foi de herbáceas, bem como as mais abundantes. Não houve diferença signifcativa entre riqueza de espécies e pressão de herbivoria segundo a análise de GLM, mas houve diferença significativa entre a densidade e pressão de herbivoria para todas as distâncias de cursos de água e a partir da análise de NMDL foi observado que só houve diferença significativa entre áreas com curso permanente de água e áreas sem um curso de água próximo (Rglobal = 0.155; p= 0,014.

  10. Estresse ocupacional em profissionais de saúde: um estudo com enfermeiros portugueses

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    A. Rui Gomes

    Full Text Available Este trabalho analisa o estresse ocupacional em 286 enfermeiros de hospitais e centros de saúde portugueses. Avaliaram-se as fontes de estresse, o burnout, os problemas de saúde física, a satisfação e a realização profissional. Os resultados apontaram 30% de enfermeiros com experiências significativas de estresse e 15% com problemas de exaustão emocional. As análises de regressão múltipla apontaram maior capacidade preditiva das dimensões de estresse na exaustão emocional, na saúde física, na satisfação e na realização profissional. As análises comparativas evidenciaram maiores problemas de estresse e reações mais negativas ao trabalho nas mulheres, nos enfermeiros mais novos e com menor experiência, nos trabalhadores com contratos a prazo, nos profissionais que realizam trabalho por turnos e nos que trabalham mais horas.

  11. Fonte investigadora em Educação: registros do banco de teses da CAPES An investigation source in Education: the records in the CAPES theses database

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    Renata de Almeida Vieira

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    Full Text Available Apresenta-se neste artigo o resultado de uma investigação realizada no Banco de Teses CAPES - Resumos, banco de dados multidisciplinar disponibilizado via internet pela Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior - CAPES. Ao congregar informações básicas de pesquisas de pós-graduação stricto sensu - mestrado e doutorado - das diversas áreas e subáreas do conhecimento humano, desenvolvidas em Instituições de Ensino Superior - IES - públicas e particulares de todo o território nacional e defendidas a partir de 1987, esse banco, por meio de resumos, constitui-se em uma fonte de pesquisa abrangente, bem como em um instrumento relevante de divulgação do conhecimento científico brasileiro. Considerada tal abrangência e relevância, ao perceber em consulta às suas bases algumas incongruências nos dados recuperados pelo sistema, bem como falta de informações senão importantes, mas efetivamente necessárias àqueles que pesquisam ou buscam informações preliminares de estudos, efetuou-se uma investigação exploratória em uma amostra de seus registros, a qual se pautou em pesquisa documental e foi iniciada por meio da palavra-chave preconceito. Fruto dessa exploração é o presente ensaio, que tem por objetivo apresentar um panorama das constatações feitas acerca do aspecto formal dos registros e das estrutura dos resumos constantes nesse banco. Objetiva-se, também, marcar a importância de se realizar estudos que contribuam para o fomento de um debate crítico-reflexivo que implique ações resolutivas dos problemas constatados.This article presents results of an investigation made with the CAPES Theses Database - Abstracts, a multidisciplinary database offered through the Internet by CAPES - Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel. By congregating basic information about stricto sensu graduate researches - Master and Doctorate levels - developed in various areas and sub-areas of

  12. Análise do impacto das taxas de juros no desempenho financeiro dos bancos brasileiros

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    Marcus Vinicius Moreira Zittei

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available A rentabilidade dos bancos é geralmente considerada um fator relevante para garantir a solidez do sistema financeiro, reduzindo os riscos associados aos eventos de insolvência nesse setor. No Brasil, há discussões quanto aos lucros das instituições financeiras que atuam no país, centradas no argumento de que tais lucros seriam supostamente muito elevados, onerando demasiadamente o setor produtivo. As instituições bancárias incorporaram processos como forma de adequação ao mercado. Um desses processos é a taxa de juros que representa a remuneração adicional ao capital emprestado, de forma que mantenha a valorização econômica da moeda, com inferência direta pela variação do tempo na atividade de crédito. Este estudo busca analisar o impacto das taxas de juros no desempenho financeiro dos bancos brasileiros. Os dados extraídos compreenderam os períodos de 2009 a 2012 de nove instituições bancárias, que representam 64% dos maiores bancos. Para a coleta dos dados, foi utilizado o sistema de informações cadastrais e contábeis do Banco Central do Brasil e o sistema de informações sobre operações bancárias do Banco Central do Brasil. Os resultados, apurados com o uso da metodologia de dados em regressão linear múltipla e testes não paramétricos demonstram, inicialmente, que a taxa de juros tem forte relação com o lucro líquido de todas as instituições, na medida em que tem uma oscilação na taxa juros, e, consequentemente, terá no lucro. Assim, foram obtidas evidências de que as taxas de juros implicam rentabilidade no setor bancário nacional.

  13. Un Banco de Pruebas Remoto para Experimentación en Robótica Ubicua

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    Adrián Jiménez-González

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    Full Text Available Resumen: La escasez de herramientas experimentales adecuadas ha sido señalada como un factor crítico en el desarrollo de la robótica ubícua. Este artículo describe un banco de pruebas remoto para experimentación en robótica ubicua integrando robots con redes inalámbricas de sensores. El banco de pruebas está compuesto por 5 robots Pioneer 3-AT, por una red de cámaras y por una red inalámbrica de sensores, todos ellos equipados con una amplia variedad de sensores. La arquitectura del banco de pruebas permite una gran diversidad de esquemas de cooperación entre sus elementos abstrayendo sus particularidades y capacidades sensoriales, computacionales y de comunicaciones. Permite ejecutar experimentos con distintos grados de descentralización. El banco de pruebas, instalado en la Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de la Universidad de Sevilla, es abierto y hace posible el acceso de forma remota mediante una interfaz gráfica intuitiva. Abstract: The lack of adequate experimental tools has been highligh- ted as a major critical issue in the development of ubiquitous ro- botics integrating mobile robots and wireless sensor networks. This paper describes a remotely operated testbed for ubiquitous robotics experimentation. It is currently comprised of 5 Pio- neer 3-AT robots, a camera network and a wireless sensor net- work WSN, each equipped with widespread off-the-shelf sen- sors. The testbed architecture allows wide variety of coopera- tion schemes among its elements, abstracting their particula- rities and sensory, computational and communication capabi- lities. It also allows performing experiments with different de- grees of decentralization. The testbed, currently deployed in the School of Engineering at the University of Seville, is open and can be accessed remotely through a friendly graphical user in- terface. Palabras clave: Bancos de pruebas, robótica ubicua, redes inalámbricas de sensores, Keywords: testbeds, networked

  14. FACTORES FINANCIEROS LOCALES INFLUYEN LAS ACTIVIDADES DE LOS BANCOS COOPERATIVOS GRIEGOS / LOCAL FINANCIAL FACTORS INFLUENCING ACTIVITIES OF GREEK COOPERATIVE BANKS

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    GEORGE KONTEOS

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    Full Text Available Este artículo examina la influencia de las condiciones locales en las actividades bancarias centrandose en el caso de los 14 bancos cooperativos en Grecia durante el período 1999-2007. Estos bancos han sido seleccionados por su carácter local y en consecuencia, están más influenciadas por las condiciones locales, en comparación con los bancos con red nacional e incluso internacional. Las condiciones locales pueden ser endógenas y exógenas al banco. Las endógenas al banco es la red bancaria que se desarrolla a nivel local o regional asi como a los miembros de los bancos que son la parte principal de la clientela de estas. Una macroeconómica y exógena condición del banco es la cantidad de ahorros en la localidad donde opera. Las actividades bancarias que han sido examinadas incluyen los depósitos y los préstamos que constituyen la parte principal de las actividades bancarias de los bancos cooperativos en Grecia. El crecimiento de la red bancaria es el principal factor de aumento de las actividades del banco; el crecimiento de los miembros de las cooperativas y el aumento de las economías locales tienen una influencia positiva, pero menos importante en las actividades de los bancos cooperativos./This paper examines the influence of local conditions on banking activities focusing on the case of 14 cooperative banks in Greece for the period 1999-2007. These banks have been chosen because of their local character and consequently they are more influenced by local conditions in comparison to banks having a national and even international network. Local conditions could be endogenous and exogenous to the bank. The endogenous to the bank are the banking network developed locally or regionally, and the members of the banks who are the main part of the banks’ clientele. A macroeconomic and exogenous to the bank condition is the amount of savings in the prefecture in which the cooperative bank operates. The banking activities which have

  15. Sexual and reproductive health of Portuguese adolescents.

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    Mendes, Neuza; Palma, Fátima; Serrano, Fátima

    2014-01-01

    As adolescent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are major sources of morbidity, preventing them is an important health goal for Portuguese society. To review data on the knowledge, attitudes and statistics on sexual and reproductive health. A systematic review was conducted including peer-reviewed articles addressing issues influencing the sexuality of Portuguese adolescents (aged 13 to 19), published up to 2011 and conducted in any type of setting. After crossing-cleaning the reference list, 33 articles were included. The rate of sexual activity by Portuguese adolescents is high (44%-95%), but there has been an increase in the age of intercourse debut (currently 15.6 years). Early commencement of sexual intercourse is associated with smoking and regular alcohol consumption. Condoms are the most frequently chosen contraceptive method for first (76%-96%) and subsequent (52%-69%) sexual encounters. The perception of a double standard in sex still exists in teenage culture for both genders and influence behavior. There are significant differences between migrant and native adolescents: African adolescents initiate sexual intercourse at earlier ages and are more likely to have unprotected sex. Only one-third of Portuguese teenagers have ever visited a health facility to seek counseling concerning contraception or STIs, and less than half have ever attended classes on reproductive health. Very few (12%) have knowledge about Chlamydia trachomatis infection. The prevalence of STIs in Portuguese youth is unknown. The adolescent fertility rate is still high (14.7 births per 1000 females aged 15-19 years), but it, as well as the rate of abortion, is steadily decreasing. There is still a long way to go towards promoting a resourceful young population. Citizens and institutions must focus on increasing both the competence of youths and external supports. Information must be provided systematically and health services must have greater accessibility. Studies

  16. El banco de ojos y el donante idóneo The ideal eye bank and donor

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    Miguel Omar Mokey Castellanos

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    Full Text Available El acelerado crecimiento y desarrollo de la Oftalmología en tecnología y formación de recursos humanos se extiende también a las actividades relacionadas con bancos de ojos y trasplantes de córnea. Por eso, se necesita fomentar una cultura de la donación en oftalmólogos, trabajadores de la salud y en la sociedad en sentido general. Constituyen objetivos de este trabajo: describir en qué se sustenta la actitud de la sociedad cubana ante la donación de órganos y tejidos para solucionar las crecientes demandas de pacientes que requieren de trasplante de córnea; informar las normas de la Asociación Panamericana de Bancos de Ojos, procedimientos y metodología seguidos ante un donante cadavérico de bulbos oculares. En el Servicio de Oftalmología de Hospital “Hermanos Ameijeiras” se han obtenido 2 395 bulbos oculares, con los que se han realizado 723 trasplantes de córnea y distribuido córneas y otros tejidos a distintas instituciones. Los bulbos oculares no útiles para fines ópticos se utilizaron para trasplantes lamelares predesceméticos o no, práctica quirúrgica e investigaciones. Se detectaron donantes positivos a VIH, hepatitis B y C en 3, 30 y 23 de ellos, respectivamente. No se reportaron enfermedades trasmitidas por el trasplante y, muy pocas oculares posquirúrgicas. Aunque las necesidades de córneas para trasplantes actualmente no se satisfacen, llenar esta demanda no puede conducirnos al incumplimiento de normas y procederes que nos alejarían del donante idóneo.The accelerated growth and development of ophthalmology in terms of technology and formation of human resources also embraces eye banks and corneal transplantation. Therefore, it is necessary to promote a culture of eye donation among ophthalmologists, health workers and the general society. The objectives of this paper were to describe the basis of the Cuban society attitudes towards organ and tissue donation as a way of meeting the growing demands of

  17. Impacto da Crise do Subprime na Provisão do Risco de Crédito dos Maiores Bancos NacionaisImpact of the Subprime Crisis in the Provision of Credit Risk of Major National BanksImpacto de la Crisis del Subprime en la Provisión para el Riesgo de Crédito de los Mayores Bancos Nacionales

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    TOLEDO FILHO, Jorge Ribeiro de

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    Full Text Available RESUMOAs instituições financeiras estão diretamente expostas ao risco de crédito, que é o risco de o tomador não cumprir com suas obrigações, ou seja, com o pagamento das dívidas nos seus prazos estabelecidos. Para tanto, os bancos fazem as provisões para este tipo de risco, que constam de seus balanços. Em 2006/2007 houve o impacto de uma nova crise financeira que se espalhou pelo mundo, conhecida como a crise do subprime. O objetivo deste estudo é analisar se as provisões para risco de crédito aumentaram após o início da crise do subprime nos dez maiores bancos nacionais, selecionados de acordo com os seus ativos totais. Para responder a essa questão, foram analisados os balanços patrimoniais de cada um desses bancos no período de 2005 a 2007. Esta pesquisa se caracteriza, quanto aos objetivos, como descritiva e, quanto aos procedimentos, como documental. Quanto à abordagem, caracteriza-se como qualitativa. Os resultados apontam que a crise do subprime gerou pouco impacto na provisão dos riscos de crédito das instituições analisadas. Identificou-se um ligeiro aumento nos índices de provisão no auge da crise em 2006. Em 2007 esses percentuais diminuíram, provavelmente devido à estabilidade econômica do país e da estagnação da crise do subprime naquele ano, pelo menos em seu reflexo no Brasil.ABSTRACTFinancial institutions are directly exposed to the credit risk, that is, the risk of the borrower not fulfill with their obligations, paying their debts in its stated periods established previously. The banks predict this type of risk, including them in their balance-sheets. In 2006/2007 there was the impact of a new financial crisis that spread around the world, known as the crisis of subprime. The objective of this study is to analyze if the provisions for credit risk or liquidation increased the sprouting of the crisis of subprime in ten major national banks, chosen accordant to their total assets. To answer this

  18. Reporting of ethical committee approval and patient consent in the Portuguese Journal of Pulmonology and in the other Portuguese medical journals with impact factor

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Reporting of ethical committee (EC approval and patient consent in publications involving human subjects may be lower than recommended. In this paper this ethical issue was analysed in the Portuguese Journal of Pulmonology and in the other two Portuguese medical journals with impact factor indexed in the ISI Web of Knowledge. Methods: Reporting of EC approval and patient consent was searched in all publications involving human subjects published in the Acta Médica Portuguesa, Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa and Portuguese Journal of Pulmonology, from the 1st July 2010 until the 30th June 2011. The search also looked for the involvement of vulnerable and potentially identifiable subjects. Results: Most of the analysed publications, which included a considerable proportion of vulnerable (23% and of potentially identifiable case reports (14%, were case reports (49%. Overall EC approval ranged from 0% to 28%, in case reports and prospective studies, respectively, whereas overall patient consent ranged from 0% to 26%. There were not statistically significant differences in results among the selected journals. Conclusions: Reporting of EC approval and patient consent in the three leading Portuguese medical journals has been lower than in their leading world counterparts. This should be taken into account and further audited in future, not only for the protection of the research subjects but also to maintain public trust in the process. Resumo: Introdução: A referência a aprovação de comissão de ética (CE e a consentimento dos doentes, nas publicações que envolvem humanos, poderá ser inferior à recomendada. Neste artigo, esta situação foi analisada na Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia e nas outras 2 revistas médicas portuguesas com fator de impacto indexadas na ISI Web of Knowledge. Métodos: A referência a aprovação de CE e a consentimento dos doentes foi pesquisada em todas as publicações que envolveram humanos na

  19. 12th Portuguese Conference on Automatic Control

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    The biennial CONTROLO conferences are the main events promoted by The CONTROLO 2016 – 12th Portuguese Conference on Automatic Control, Guimarães, Portugal, September 14th to 16th, was organized by Algoritmi, School of Engineering, University of Minho, in partnership with INESC TEC, and promoted by the Portuguese Association for Automatic Control – APCA, national member organization of the International Federation of Automatic Control – IFAC. The seventy-five papers published in this volume cover a wide range of topics. Thirty-one of them, of a more theoretical nature, are distributed among the first five parts: Control Theory; Optimal and Predictive Control; Fuzzy, Neural and Genetic Control; Modeling and Identification; Sensing and Estimation. The papers go from cutting-edge theoretical research to innovative control applications and show expressively how Automatic Control can be used to increase the well being of people. .

  20. Good prospects for Portuguese small hydro industry

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    Betamio de Almeida, A.; Serranho, H.

    2000-01-01

    The article outlines the history of hydro in Portugal and discusses the current position of small-scale hydro with particular reference to the Portuguese Small Hydro Association (AMPH). Encouraged by legislation, and the Valoren community programme (which defined investment incentives), many new small hydro projects sprang up in Portugal in the 1990s. In some areas of Portugal the water levels were higher than the urban centres where the water is required: how the problems of integrating power and water were addressed is described. The integration of power and irrigation schemes is also mentioned. In the wake of great expansion in the Portuguese hydro industry, there was a sharp reduction (in 1995-6) and the reasons for that are listed. The 1999 tariff was such that it is likely that small hydro will provide 3.8% of the electric power consumed nationally by 2010

  1. Aflatoxigenic Fungi and Aflatoxins in Portuguese Almonds

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    Rodrigues, P.; Venâncio, A.; Lima, N.

    2012-01-01

    Aflatoxin contamination of nuts is an increasing concern to the consumer's health. Portugal is a big producer of almonds, but there is no scientific knowledge on the safety of those nuts, in terms of mycotoxins. The aim of this paper was to study the incidence of aflatoxigenic fungi and aflatoxin contamination of 21 samples of Portuguese almonds, and its evolution throughout the various stages of production. All fungi belonging to Aspergillus section Flavi were identified and tested for their aflatoxigenic ability. Almond samples were tested for aflatoxin contamination by HPLC-fluorescence. In total, 352 fungi belonging to Aspergillus section Flavi were isolated from Portuguese almonds: 127 were identified as A. flavus (of which 28% produced aflatoxins B), 196 as typical or atypical A. parasiticus (all producing aflatoxins B and G), and 29 as A. tamarii (all nonaflatoxigenic). Aflatoxins were detected in only one sample at 4.97 μg/kg. PMID:22666128

  2. Aflatoxigenic Fungi and Aflatoxins in Portuguese Almonds

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    P. Rodrigues

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Aflatoxin contamination of nuts is an increasing concern to the consumer’s health. Portugal is a big producer of almonds, but there is no scientific knowledge on the safety of those nuts, in terms of mycotoxins. The aim of this paper was to study the incidence of aflatoxigenic fungi and aflatoxin contamination of 21 samples of Portuguese almonds, and its evolution throughout the various stages of production. All fungi belonging to Aspergillus section Flavi were identified and tested for their aflatoxigenic ability. Almond samples were tested for aflatoxin contamination by HPLC-fluorescence. In total, 352 fungi belonging to Aspergillus section Flavi were isolated from Portuguese almonds: 127 were identified as A. flavus (of which 28% produced aflatoxins B, 196 as typical or atypical A. parasiticus (all producing aflatoxins B and G, and 29 as A. tamarii (all nonaflatoxigenic. Aflatoxins were detected in only one sample at 4.97 μg/kg.

  3. The Portuguese background of Ludovicus Nonnius.

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    Ricon Ferraz, A

    1996-01-01

    The Portuguese Renaissance was a period of great prestige for national arts and sciences. Innumerable acts concerning the teaching and practice of medicine at the universities and surgical schools of the kingdom were promulgated and contributed to the development of medicine and surgery. However, the 'Físico-Mor' (the principal physician of the country) and the 'Cirurgiäo-Mor' (the principal surgeon of the country) granted certificates to unqualified, non-graduated people. Therefore the medical assistance in Portugal began to decline. On the other hand the Portuguese Parliament did not allow Jews to practise medicine. When the Inquisition was established in Portugal, its extreme religious intolerance led many Jewish physicians to emigrate. Throughout history an important number of these physicians have been highly praised for their humanism, knowledge, pedagogy and with regard to the social repercussions of their medical practising abroad.

  4. Analysis of the Portuguese building regulation system

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    Costa Branco De Oliveira Pedro, J.A.; Meijer, F.M.; Visscher, H.J.

    2008-01-01

    The Portuguese building regulation system has undergone significant changes in the last 20 years. Almost all building regulations presently in force were approved during that period. Some of those building regulations resulted from the transposition of European Directives. Other building regulations were changed due to improvements in the scientific knowledge. The changes in the building control system were mainly driven by an adaptation to more pressing circumstances of practice. The lack...

  5. Organa: The First Portuguese Lesbian Magazine.

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    Brandão, Ana Maria; Machado, Tânia Cristina

    2016-01-01

    Organa magazine (1990-1992) is the first known lesbian publication in Portugal and exemplifies the distinct course of lesbian activism in Portugal, namely the late emergence and consolidation of a national lesbian community and subculture. Organa also bears similarities with the international gay and lesbian press regarding its alternative character, objectives, editorial contents, and trajectory. Despite having adopted an assimilationist strategy during most of its existence, it is argued that Organa fostered the political mobilization of Portuguese lesbians.

  6. LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY AT PORTUGUESE TEXTBOOK: SOME CONSIDERATIONS

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available It is analyzed how linguistic diversity is dealt with in a Portuguese textbook, where two chapters are designated to it. In these, it is pointed out that speaker ethnic origin can be manifested differently by: morphological changes; use of foreign expressions; accent in oral language. In synthesis, the linguistic diversity is dealt with through activities of identification and reproduction of linguistic varieties to be carried out by the students.

  7. Caries in Portuguese children with Down syndrome

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    Areias, Cristina Maria; Sampaio-Maia, Benedita; Guimaraes, Hercilia; Melo, Paulo; Andrade, David

    2011-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: Oral health in Down syndrome children has some peculiar aspects that must be considered in the follow-up of these patients. This study focuses on characterizing the environmental and host factors associated with dental caries in Portuguese children with and without Down syndrome. METHODS: A sibling-matched, population-based, cross-sectional survey was performed. RESULTS: Down syndrome children presented a significantly greater percentage of children without caries, 78% vs. 58% of ...

  8. Aflatoxigenic Fungi and Aflatoxins in Portuguese Almonds

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    Rodrigues, P.; Venâncio, A.; Lima, N.

    2012-01-01

    Aflatoxin contamination of nuts is an increasing concern to the consumer’s health. Portugal is a big producer of almonds, but there is no scientific knowledge on the safety of those nuts, in terms of mycotoxins. The aim of this paper was to study the incidence of aflatoxigenic fungi and aflatoxin contamination of 21 samples of Portuguese almonds, and its evolution throughout the various stages of production. All fungi belonging to Aspergillus section Flavi were identified and tested ...

  9. Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale: the portuguese version

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    Ana Paula Monteiro Amaral

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale is one of the most world widely used measures of perfectionism. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the psychometric properties of the Portuguese version of the Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale. METHODS: Two hundred and seventeen (178 females students from two Portuguese Universities filled in the scale, and a subgroup (n = 166 completed a retest with a four weeks interval. RESULTS: The scale reliability was good (Cronbach alpha = .857. Corrected item-total correlations ranged from .019 to .548. The scale test-retest reliability suggested a good temporal stability with a test-retest correlation of .765. A principal component analysis with Varimax rotation was performed and based on the Scree plot, two robust factorial structures were found (four and six factors. The principal component analyses, using Monte Carlo PCA for parallel analyses confirmed the six factor solution. The concurrent validity with Hewitt and Flett MPS was high, as well as the discriminant validity of positive and negative affect (Profile of Mood Stats-POMS. DISCUSSION: The two factorial structures (of four and six dimensions of the Portuguese version of Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale replicate the results from different authors, with different samples and cultures. This suggests this scale is a robust instrument to assess perfectionism, in several clinical and research settings as well as in transcultural studies.

  10. Nueva sede del banco hipotecario de España. Madrid. España

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    Full Text Available The new office building of the Banco Hipotecario de España (Mortgage Bank of Spain located in downtown Madrid at 12 Paseo de Recoletos, is one of the most characteristic examples of a determinate construction procedure in this city. The original façades of the building were preserved and restored due to the necessity of taking into account the urban landscape. Stabilizing scaffolding and gunite in the interior of said façades were used in the restoration process. Because of the necessity of clearing and removing earth from the lot to construct three basements, as well as the presence of joint party walls, core walls and perimetre piles with antifuniculars for shoring up were also constructed. This new building meets all the needs of a modern bank, being equipped with an automated management and control system.

    El nuevo edificio de oficinas para el Banco Hipotecario de España, situado en el centro de Madrid en el paseo de Recoletos, n° 12, constituye un ejemplo característico en la ciudad de un determinado proceso constructivo. La obligada consideración del paisaje urbano ha tenido como consecuencia la conservación y restauración de las fachadas del edificio primitivo. En el proceso se han utilizado andamios estabilizadores y gunitado interior de dichas fachadas. La necesidad de vaciar el solar para construir tres sótanos, así como la presencia de las medianerías colindantes, han conllevado la construcción de muros pantallas y pilotes perimetrales con antifuniculares de arriostramiento. El nuevo edificio responde a las necesidades de un banco moderno, así pues va dotado de un sistema automatizado de gestión y control.

  11. Offre pour nos membres

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    Walibi Rhône-Alpes accueille son événement Halloween FreakShow le week-end du 15 et 16 octobre puis tous les jours du 20 octobre au 02 novembre 2016 ! ouverture prolongée jusqu’à 19h et feu d’artifices chaque soir 29, 30 et 31 octobre ! Loup-garou show; 1 labyrinthe; jeu de piste sur le parc (et nombreux lots à gagner); animations (sculpture sur citrouilles et maquillage) et d'autres surpises ! Tarifs pour nos membres : Entrée "Zone terrestre": 23 € au lieu de 29 €. Entrée gratuite pour les enfants de moins de 3 ans, avec accès aux attractions limité. Parking gratuit.

  12. Gestor de Datos de Banco de Pruebas para Generadores Síncronos

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    2012-01-01

    Castellano. En este proyecto se desarrolla una aplicación web que permite la gestión de datos obtenidos en las pruebas que se realizan a los generadores síncronos en Banco de Pruebas. El objetivo de este proyecto es almacenar estos datos en una base de datos de forma que se encuentren centralizados para su posterior explotación.Para llevar a cabo esta tarea, se han utilizado tecnologías como PHP, MySQL, JavaScript y Ajax.

  13. Rentabilidade em Bancos Múltiplos e Cooperativas de Crédito Brasileiros

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    Bittencourt, Wanderson Rocha; Bressan, Valéria Gama Fully; Goulart, Clayton Peixoto; Bressan, Aureliano Angel; Costa, Davi Rogério de Moura; Lamounier, Wagner Moura

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    Resumo O sistema financeiro desempenha papel crucial em qualquer economia. Fatores como forte regulamentação do setor bancário, mensuração e avaliação em termos de desempenho e eficiência vêm sendo fundamentais para as instituições financeiras. A sustentabilidade de longo prazo de cooperativas e bancos demanda a identificação e a comparação das variáveis que influenciam sua rentabilidade. Este estudo realizou a análise de um painel de instituições com características similares, compreendendo ...

  14. INVESTIGACIÓN Y DESARROLLO DE UN BANCO DE GERMOPLASMA CRIOBIOTECNOLOGICO PARA ESPECIES MARINAS

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    Dupre Moragas, Enrique

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    El proyecto busca optimizar e innovar en el desarrollo de nuevas alternativas tecnológicas, a través de la preservación (en un banco de germoplasma) de material genético mejorado, mediante la criopreservación de espermatozoides de moluscos de importancia comercial. Los componentes de la tecnología de criopreservación, tales como la calidad espermática inicial, forma de recolección de los gametos, crioprotectantes, congelación, descongelación y evaluación de la calidad espermática postdesconge...

  15. UM ESTUDO COMPARATIVO ENTRE BANCO DE DADOS ORIENTADO A OBJETOS, BANCO DE DADOS RELACIONAIS E FRAMEWORK PARA MAPEAMENTO OBJETO/RELACIONAL, NO CONTEXTO DE UMA APLICAÇÃO WEB

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    Oliveira, Manoel Marisergio Alves de; UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL RURAL DO SEMI-ÁRIDO - UFERSA; Carlos, Danilo Gomes; UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL RURAL DO SEMI-ÁRIDO - UFERSA; Sousa, Antonio Raimar do Vale Oliveira e; UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL RURAL DO SEMI-ÁRIDO - UFERSA; Castro, Angelica Feliz de; UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL RURAL DO SEMI-ÁRIDO - UFERSA

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    Os bancos de dados relacionais são fortemente utilizados em sua forma direta, ou seja, a aplicação interagindo diretamente com o driver do SGBD, pois os mesmos há muito tempo vêm comprovando aspectos importantes, como confiabilidade e integridade dos dados, porém alguns frameworks oferecem, além disso, outras vantagens, sendo a mais importante a portabilidade entre os SGBDS. Por outro lado, os bancos de dados orientados a objetos oferecem maior agilidade e facilidade na modelagem dos dados. N...

  16. Reconstructing multiple identities: portuguese and afro-portuguese immigrantes in São Paolo

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    Demartini, Zeila de Brito Fabri

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    Full Text Available In the 1970s and 1980s, migratory flows of Portuguese and luso-Africans from old Portuguese African colonies towards to São Paulo were the result of the pressures of difficult and complex African and Portuguese politics. Three very different cultural experiences were in play: that of the portuguese colony, the african context, and the Brazilian character of the destination, Sao Paulo. This paper explores the migrant's complex displacement experiences, the insertion of the migrant into the new context and the conflicts of identity that this migratory process entailed. We concentrate on the recent past, which has not been extensively researched. We use a method we call "summarized life-histories", which seemed appropriate, as we didn’t know what the immigrants would tell us. We present a number of specific cases to exemplify our analysis. Through them, we can see that memories refer to events, people and places from the three continents, through the conscious and unconscious construction of multiple identities.

  17. Evaluación del banco de semillas germinable en tres zonas de vegetación secundaria en la Reserva Natural Ibanasca, (Ibagué, Tolima, Colombia

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    Jennifer Insuasty Torres

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    gradiente de disturbio entre las zonas. Finalmente se recomiendan cinco especies pioneras: Croton magdalenensis, Siparuna echinata, Hedyosmun bonplandianum y Bocconia frutescens y Phytolacca sp., basado en los resultados del banco de semillas teniendo en cuenta que la formación de banco de semillas es una estrategia reproductiva importante en las plantas y constituye una ventaja para las especies pioneras.

  18. Which nation is this? Entangled identities in Portuguese visual arts

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    Full Text Available This article aims to analyse the idea of nation in Portuguese visual arts, exploring what announces the strengthening of the debate on national identity. Based on ethnography of the artistic field, I will discuss the network of intentionalities that underlies this tendency of Portuguese arts.

  19. the portuguese influence on afrikaans with particular reference

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    Henry the Navigator, son of king Joao I of Portu- gal, the Portuguese ..... Mossel Bay retains two Portuguese names -. Cape St Blaize, where .... come part and parcel of Afrikaans early tradition. 11 many years .... Deeli, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii. Pretoria: ...

  20. Towards a Portuguese database of food microbiological occurrence

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    Viegas, Silvia; Machado, Claudia; Dantas, M.Ascenção; Oliveira, Luísa

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    Aims: To expand the Portuguese Food Information Resource Programme (PortFIR) by building the Portuguese Food Microbiological Information Network (RPIMA) including users, stakeholders, food microbiological data producers that will provide data and information from research, monitoring, epidemiological investigation and disease surveillance. The integration of food data in a national database will improve foodborne risk management. Methods and results Potential members were identified and...

  1. Portuguese Study in Higher Education in the United States

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    Milleret, Margo

    2012-01-01

    This study reports the results of a national survey of Portuguese instructors that investigates enrollment growth in regions and institutions of higher education in the United States. It details the reasons why Portuguese enrollments have grown steadily since 1998, while providing data on the numbers of students enrolled in classes and the number…

  2. An Optimality-Theoretic Analysis of Codas in Brazilian Portuguese

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    Goodin-Mayeda, C. Elizabeth

    2015-01-01

    Brazilian Portuguese allows only /s, N, l, r/ syllable finally, and of these, only /s/ is realized faithfully (as well as /r/ for some speakers). In order to avoid unacceptable codas, dialects of Brazilian Portuguese employ such strategies as epenthesis, nasal absorption, debucalization, and gliding. The current analysis argues that codas in…

  3. Integration of nuclear power in the Portuguese network. Present status

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    Videira, F.M.

    1977-01-01

    The main characteristics of the Portuguese electric energy production system and their evolution in the past and near future are presented. Taking into consideration the Portuguese energy resources the alternatives to meet the additional long range electric energy needs are evaluated. Finally some comments are made about the present status of the nuclear option. (Auth.)

  4. How Portuguese and American Teachers Plan for Literacy Instruction

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    Spear-Swerling, Louise; Lopes, Joao; Oliveira, Celia; Zibulsky, Jamie

    2016-01-01

    This study explored American and Portuguese elementary teachers' preferences in planning for literacy instruction using the Language Arts Activity Grid (LAAG; Cunningham, Zibulsky, Stanovich, & Stanovich, 2009), on which teachers described their preferred instructional activities for a hypothetical 2-h language arts block. Portuguese teachers…

  5. Riesgo y derechos sociales: la visión del Banco Mundial y su impacto en Argentina

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    Etchichury, Horacio Javier

    2016-01-01

    El trabajo revisa la visión del Banco Mundial en materia de políticas sociales según el planteo efectuado en la edición 2014 del World Development Report, centrada en las nociones de riesgo y  administración del riesgo. Se coteja esta visión con el marco de derechos sociales que la Argentina ha reconocido y consagrado en su Constitución. El texto analiza las tensiones entre las pautas derivadas de las propuestas del Banco Mundial y las obligaciones del Estado argentino. ----------------------...

  6. Diseño de una metodología para el desarrollo de software en un banco financiero local

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    Abanto Morales, Manuel Jesús; Abanto Morales, Manuel Jesús; Abanto Morales, Manuel Jesús; Abanto Morales, Manuel Jesús

    2012-01-01

    El desarrollo de software en los bancos financieros locales es una tarea vital para incrementar la competitividad del banco en un sector que tecnológicamente es muy dinámico, complejo y diverso. Con este panorama planteado, es mucho más importante contar con las herramientas que permitan construir software de alta calidad técnica; de estas herramientas la más importante es la "metodología de desarrollo de software". Para un mejor análisis la tesis titulada "Diseño de una metodología de des...

  7. Comparative study of anthropometric values between brazilian and portuguese school children

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    Francisco Sobral

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to carry out a comparison of anthropometric values (weight, height and percentage of fat from Brazilian school children with those from Portuguese school children of similar socioeconomic status. 1,010 children of both sexes were enrolled on this study. Measurements were made of weight, height and skinfold (triceps and subescapular. The equation proposed by Slaughter et al. (1988 was applied. The minimum level of signifi cance was set at p RESUMO Este estudo teve por objetivo fazer uma comparação nos valores antropométricos (peso, estatura e percentual de gordura, entre escolares brasileiros e portugueses de nível sócio-econômico semelhantes. Foram avaliados 1010 colegiais dos 7 aos 16 anos de ambos os sexos. Foram realizadas medidas de peso, estatura e dobras cutâneas das regiões triciptal e subescapular. Foi utilizada a equação proposta por Slaughter et al. (1988. O nível de significância mínimo estabelecido foi de p< 0.05. Foi possível verificar que não ocorreram diferenças estatisticamente significativas nas variáveis peso e percentual de gordura. Já na estatura ocorreram diferenças estatisticamente significativas ora a favor dos sujeitos brasileiros, ora a favor dos sujeitos portugueses. Quando realizada a comparação entre o sexo masculino com o feminino, no percentual de gordura, foi possível verificar diferenças estatisticamente significativas a favor do sexo feminino.

  8. Banco de semillas germinable en la franja terrestre de dos humedales urbanos

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    David Santiago Muñoz Romero

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    Full Text Available En los humedales Tibanica y La Vaca, ubicados en la ciudad de Bogotá (Colombia, se caracterizó el banco de semillas germinable (BSG en la franja terrestre con el fin de establecer las implicaciones que puede tener en su recuperación. En cada humedal se definieron 15 parcelas de 4 m2 donde se recolectaron muestras de suelo a diferentes profundidades (0-10 cm, 10-20 cm y 20-30 cm, a partir de las cuales se realizó el conteo e identificación de las semillas germinadas durante 4 meses. Se registraron en total 960 semillas germinadas de 22 especies y 14 familias. La densidad total fue de 1445 semillas.m-2 en Tibanica y 2086 semillas.m-2 en La Vaca. El BSG estuvo compuesto por especies herbáceas en su mayoría naturalizadas y adventicias, en las que predominan la dispersión de semillas anemócora y el ciclo de vida anual. La recuperación de estos humedales a través del banco de semillas es limitado, por lo que se requiere combinar estrategias que superen la barrera que impone el pastizal dominado por Pennisetum clandestinum, así como el enriquecimiento con semillas e individuos de especies propias del ecosistema.

  9. Estado del Arte: El Banco Central de Estados Unidos a sus 100 años

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    Jane D'Arista

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    Full Text Available La creencia en la hipótesis de los mercados eficientes y la adopción de requerimientos de capital para los bancos como la mejor herramienta macroprudencial compatible con las fuerzas del mercado, reemplazó el compromiso previo de la Reserva Federal (Fed de emplear la conexión entre las operaciones de mercado abierto y los cambios en los requerimientos de reservas para limitar el crédito. Desde que se cortó esta palanca sobre la oferta crediticia, el banco central ha dependido de las operaciones de mercado abierto para lograr solamente un objetivo: influir sobre la demanda de crédito cambiando la tasa de referencia de corto plazo. La desequilibrada caja de herramientas contribuyó a un sesgo procíclico en los resultados de sus políticas que reflejó y exacerbó el sesgo procíclico del sistema financiero. El fracaso de evaluar y fortalecer sus herramientas monetarias ha socavado la habilidad de la Fed para restaurar el crecimiento económico y evitar otra crisis financiera. La traducción del inglés al español es de Wesley Marshall y Eugenia Correa.

  10. Impacto de las inversiones en TI en la eficiencia de los bancos argentinos

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    Ángel Agustín Argañaraz

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Las tecnologías de información (TI constituyen en la actualidad una herramienta fundamental para el logro de ventajas competitivas en un contexto sumamente cambiante. Resulta relevante conocer el impacto de su utilización sobre el desempeño de las organizaciones, en particular en sectores como el bancario, que realizan un uso intensivo de información. En el presente trabajo se desarrolla un modelo que posibilita evaluar el impacto de las inversiones en TI sobre la eficiencia de las entidades bancarias. Se utilizó la técnica Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA como herramienta de medición de la eficiencia de acuerdo al modelo elaborado sobre la información obtenida de los estados contables de entidades bancarias de la República Argentina. Los resultados obtenidos demostraron que los bancos alcanzaron un buen nivel de eficiencia global. Se encontró que los más eficientes son las sucursales de entidades financieras del exterior y los bancos locales de capital extranjero.

  11. Estruturação de um Banco de Dentes Humanos

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    Nassif Alessandra Cristina da Silva

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Um Banco de Dentes Humanos (BDH é uma instituição sem fins lucrativos, vinculada a uma faculdade, universidade ou outra instituição. Seu propósito é suprir as necessidades acadêmicas, fornecendo dentes humanos para pesquisa ou para treinamento laboratorial pré-clínico dos alunos, dessa forma eliminando o comércio ilegal de dentes que ainda existe nas faculdades de Odontologia. Cabe também ao BDH zelar pela eliminação da infecção cruzada que existe no manuseio indiscriminado de dentes extraídos. Para o bom funcionamento de um BDH, é fundamental um controle severo de seus procedimentos internos, que incluem a separação e o estoque de dentes, assim como o cadastro e o arquivamento das fichas dos doadores ou beneficiários. Aqui, abordaremos as funções que um BDH pode desempenhar e a forma pela qual hoje o Banco de Dentes Humanos da Faculdade de Odontologia da Universidade de São Paulo (FOUSP funciona e organiza-se.

  12. COMPETÊNCIAS E HABILIDADES PARA ATUAÇÃ O DO ENFERMEIRO EM BANCOS DE OLHOS

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    Roberta Teixeira Prado

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El estudio describe las destrezas y habilidades necesarias para el adecuado rendimiento en los Bancos de Ojos desde la perspectiva de las enfermeras y visa ofrecer subsidios para la práctica profesional de enfermería en estos servicios. Se trata de un estudio exploratorio y descriptivo con enfoque cualitativo. Los datos fueron recolectados a través de entrevistas semi-estructuradas con siete enfermeras que trabajan en este servicio y se analizaron con el apoyo del análisis de contenido. Mediante el análisis de los relatos de los sujetos de este estudio se desprende que la dimensión empresarial recibió un interés significativo en las declaraciones. Dentro de las habilidades necesarias para trabajar en los Bancos de Ojos desde la perspectiva de los servicios de enfermería se incluyen las habilidades relacionadas con la educación, comunicación, liderazgo para mantener la unidad del equipo, la capacidad para hacer frente al cadáver y destreza en los procedimientos técnicos involucrados. Se hizo evidente que las enfermeras deben prestar mayor atención a las dimensiones de la enseñanza y la investigación. Se trata de un nuevo escenario para la práctica de enfermería y requiere que las enfermeras cuenten con habilidades profesionales.

  13. Validation of the Portuguese DSM-IV-MR-J.

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    Calado, Filipa; Alexandre, Joana; Griffiths, Mark D

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    Youth problem gambling is viewed as an emergent public health issue in many countries, and is also an emerging area of public concern in Portugal. However, there is currently no Portuguese instrument that focuses specifically on the measurement of problem gambling among young people. Consequently, the present study aimed to validate the DSM-IV-MR-J for use among Portuguese adolescents and to examine its' psychometric properties. A cross-cultural adaption of this instrument to the Portuguese language was performed using the translation and back translation method. The final version of the instrument was administered to 753 Portuguese high school and first year college students. The findings revealed an acceptable internal reliability and replicated the one-factor structure of this scale. Based on these findings, the Portuguese DSM-IV-MR-J appears to be a valid and reliable instrument, and provides a much needed psychometric tool for the development of more research on youth gambling in Portugal.

  14. Electrochemical desalination of historic Portuguese tiles

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    Ottosen, Lisbeth M.; Dias-Ferreira, Celia; Ribeiro, Alexandra B.

    2015-01-01

    Soluble salts cause severe decay of historic Portuguese tiles. Treatment options for removal of the salts to stop the decay are few. The present paper deals with development of a method for electrochemical desalination, where an electric DC field is applied to the tiles. Laboratory experiments were...... the electrochemical treatment. The removal rate was similar for the two anions so the chloride concentration reached the lowest concentration level first. At this point the electric resistance increased, but the removal of nitrate continued unaffected till similar low concentration. The sulfate concentration...... was successful. Based on the obtained results an important step is taken towards development of an electrochemical technique for desalination of tile panels....

  15. Contrastive hierarchies, privative features, and Portuguese vowels

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    Joaquim Brandão de Carvalho

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Dresher’s (2009 Contrastive hierarchy theory (CHT is intended to provide a unified account of both sides of phonological primes: contrastivity and behaviour. This article explores the point and the possibility of extending CHT, which is based on binary features, to a system of monovalent elements that is much indebted to Schane’s (1984 Particle Phonology. It shows how several aspects of the phonology of European Portuguese nuclei that seem prima facie independent from one another – such as reduction patterns and the inventory of diphthongs and nasal vowels – are constrained by element hierarchy, and, thus, receive a unitary account.

  16. Portuguese food composition database quality management system.

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    Oliveira, L M; Castanheira, I P; Dantas, M A; Porto, A A; Calhau, M A

    2010-11-01

    The harmonisation of food composition databases (FCDB) has been a recognised need among users, producers and stakeholders of food composition data (FCD). To reach harmonisation of FCDBs among the national compiler partners, the European Food Information Resource (EuroFIR) Network of Excellence set up a series of guidelines and quality requirements, together with recommendations to implement quality management systems (QMS) in FCDBs. The Portuguese National Institute of Health (INSA) is the national FCDB compiler in Portugal and is also a EuroFIR partner. INSA's QMS complies with ISO/IEC (International Organization for Standardisation/International Electrotechnical Commission) 17025 requirements. The purpose of this work is to report on the strategy used and progress made for extending INSA's QMS to the Portuguese FCDB in alignment with EuroFIR guidelines. A stepwise approach was used to extend INSA's QMS to the Portuguese FCDB. The approach included selection of reference standards and guides and the collection of relevant quality documents directly or indirectly related to the compilation process; selection of the adequate quality requirements; assessment of adequacy and level of requirement implementation in the current INSA's QMS; implementation of the selected requirements; and EuroFIR's preassessment 'pilot' auditing. The strategy used to design and implement the extension of INSA's QMS to the Portuguese FCDB is reported in this paper. The QMS elements have been established by consensus. ISO/IEC 17025 management requirements (except 4.5) and 5.2 technical requirements, as well as all EuroFIR requirements (including technical guidelines, FCD compilation flowchart and standard operating procedures), have been selected for implementation. The results indicate that the quality management requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 in place in INSA fit the needs for document control, audits, contract review, non-conformity work and corrective actions, and users' (customers

  17. Gerenciamento de resultados em bancos com uso de TVM: validação de modelo de dois estágios Securities-based earnings management in nanks: validation of a two-stage model

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    José Alves Dantas

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Estudos sobre gerenciamento de resultados em bancos têm se preocupado especialmente com o uso da provisão para créditos de liquidação duvidosa (PCLD e utilizam principalmente modelos de dois estágios para a identificação da ação discricionária da administração. Outro tipo de registro que tem recebido atenção dos pesquisadores na identificação dessa prática em bancos é a classificação e a mensuração do valor justo dos títulos e valores mobiliários (TVM. Nesse caso, porém, têm prevalecido modelos de um estágio. Este estudo tem por objetivo desenvolver e validar um modelo de dois estágios para a identificação da discricionariedade nos resultados com TVM. O modelo incorpora preceitos dos poucos estudos sobre o tema, parâmetros utilizados nos modelos para identificação da PCLD discricionária em bancos, além de indicadores macroeconômicos e características específicas de composição da carteira de TVM. Os testes empíricos tiveram por base as informações dos bancos comerciais, bancos múltiplos e caixas econômicas em atuação no mercado brasileiro, entre o terceiro trimestre de 2002 e o quarto trimestre de 2010. Para a validação do modelo proposto, os seus resultados foram cotejados com os decorrentes da aplicação de um modelo de um estágio - metodologia difundida na literatura sobre o tema. Os testes realizados com os dois modelos revelam evidências da prática de alisamento de resultados com o uso de TVM, bem como a utilização da classificação em títulos disponíveis para venda nessas ações de gerenciamento. A consistência dos resultados encontrados nos dois modelos evidencia a validação do modelo proposto, contribuindo para o desenvolvimento de pesquisas sobre o tema que se preocupem não apenas em constatar se há a prática ou não do gerenciamento, mas também associá-la a outras variáveis. Neste estudo, por exemplo, foi constatado que essa prática é mais relevante nos bancos de

  18. Regional geochemical baselines for Portuguese shelf sediments

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    Mil-Homens, M.; Stevens, R.L.; Cato, I.; Abrantes, F.

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    Metal concentrations (Al, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn) from the DGM-INETI archive data set have been examined for sediments collected during the 1970s from 267 sites on the Portuguese shelf. Due to the differences in the oceanographic and sedimentological settings between western and Algarve coasts, the archive data set is split in two segments. For both shelf segments, regional geochemical baselines (RGB) are defined using aluminium as a reference element. Seabed samples recovered in 2002 from four distinct areas of the Portuguese shelf are superimposed on these models to identify and compare possible metal enrichments relative to the natural distribution. Metal enrichments associated with anthropogenic influences are identified in three samples collected nearby the Tejo River and are characterised by the highest enrichment factors (EF; EF Pb Zn < 4). EF values close to 1 suggest a largely natural origin for metal distributions in sediments from the other areas included in the study. - Background metal concentrations and their natural variability must be established before assessing anthropogenic impacts

  19. Cluster analysis in phenotyping a Portuguese population.

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    Loureiro, C C; Sa-Couto, P; Todo-Bom, A; Bousquet, J

    2015-09-03

    Unbiased cluster analysis using clinical parameters has identified asthma phenotypes. Adding inflammatory biomarkers to this analysis provided a better insight into the disease mechanisms. This approach has not yet been applied to asthmatic Portuguese patients. To identify phenotypes of asthma using cluster analysis in a Portuguese asthmatic population treated in secondary medical care. Consecutive patients with asthma were recruited from the outpatient clinic. Patients were optimally treated according to GINA guidelines and enrolled in the study. Procedures were performed according to a standard evaluation of asthma. Phenotypes were identified by cluster analysis using Ward's clustering method. Of the 72 patients enrolled, 57 had full data and were included for cluster analysis. Distribution was set in 5 clusters described as follows: cluster (C) 1, early onset mild allergic asthma; C2, moderate allergic asthma, with long evolution, female prevalence and mixed inflammation; C3, allergic brittle asthma in young females with early disease onset and no evidence of inflammation; C4, severe asthma in obese females with late disease onset, highly symptomatic despite low Th2 inflammation; C5, severe asthma with chronic airflow obstruction, late disease onset and eosinophilic inflammation. In our study population, the identified clusters were mainly coincident with other larger-scale cluster analysis. Variables such as age at disease onset, obesity, lung function, FeNO (Th2 biomarker) and disease severity were important for cluster distinction. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier España, S.L.U.

  20. Solidarity finance through community development banks as a strategy for reshaping local economies: lessons from Banco Palmas

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    Genauto Carvalho de França Filho

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to reflect on the possibilities and challenges of Community Development Banks (CDBs as an innovative method of socioeconomic management of microcredit for poor populations. To this end, we will discuss the case of Banco Palmas in Conjunto Palmeiras in the city of Fortaleza, in the northeastern state of Ceará, as an empirical case study. The analyses presented here are based on information obtained from Banco Palmas between late 2011 and early 2012. In addition, previous studies by other researchers on the bank and other studies on CDBs were important. The primary data collected at Banco Palmas came from documents made available by the bank, such as reports and mappings. The analyses describe some of the characteristics of the granting of microcredit and allow one to situate it in the universe of microfinance and solidarity finance. They also show the significant growth of local consumption, mostly through the use of the Palmas social currency. The Banco Palmas experience, aside from influencing national public policies of solidarity finance, initiated a CDBs network that encourages the replication of these experiences throughout the country.

  1. Banco de ensayos para materiales piezoeléctricos en aplicaciones viales

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    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available The test bench system described in this paper performs experiments on piezoelectric materials used in road traffic applications, covering a range between 14 and 170 km/h, which is considered enough for testing under standard traffic conditions. A software has been developed to control the three phase induction motor driver and to acquire all the measurement data of the piezoelectric materials. The mass over each system’s axis can be selected, with a limit of 60 kg over each wheel. The test bench is used to simulate the real behaviour of buried piezoelectric cables in road traffic applications for both light and heavy vehicles. This new test bed system is a powerful research tool and can be applied to determine the optimal installation and configuration of the piezoelectric cable sensors and opens a new field of research: the study of energy harvesting techniques based on piezoelectric materials.

    En este trabajo se define y propone un banco de ensayos que permite testar materiales piezoeléctricos para aplicaciones viales en sus diferentes configuraciones en un rango de velocidad entre los 14 y los 170 km/h, lo que cubre sobradamente las condiciones de tráfico real. Tanto el control del variador de velocidad del motor trifásico que realiza el accionamiento del banco, como la recogida de resultados de medida en las pruebas de excitación y de fatiga de los compuestos piezoeléctricos, se realiza de forma automatizada mediante código informatico. El peso que soporta cada eje del banco es configurable, permitiendo reproducir las señales obtenidas en aplicaciones donde los materiales piezoeléctricos actúan de sensores enterrados en la calzada para vehículos tanto pesados como ligeros. Gracias a esta nueva herramienta se facilita la investigación con materiales de este tipo en aplicaciones viales optimizando tanto el tipo como la disposición e instalación de los mismos, además de abrir el camino a la novedosa investigación sobre

  2. NOAA NOS SOS, EXPERIMENTAL - Currents

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  3. NOAA NOS SOS, EXPERIMENTAL - Wind

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The NOAA NOS SOS server is part of the IOOS DIF SOS Project. The stations in this dataset have wind data. *These services are for testing and evaluation use only*...

  4. The impact of financial crisis on portuguese firms' capital structure

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    Lemos, Jéssica Andreia Rocha

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    G01, G32 This study aims to verify the impacts of financial crises in the capital structure for Portuguese companies. The purpose is to study different firm-specific determinants of a sample of general PSI Portuguese listed firms at the Euronext Lisbon stock exchange, during the recent crises that endured from 2011 until 2013 and test the impacts on short and long-term debt. In order to test the changes/impacts on Portuguese firms’ capital structure, the most important theor...

  5. Análise da associação entre saneamento e saúde nos estados Brasileiros: estudo comparativo entre 2001 e 2006

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    Teixeira,Júlio César; Gomes,Maria Helena Rodrigues; Souza,Janaina Azevedo de

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    Em um contexto de baixo investimento em saneamento, Teixeira e Guilhermino (2006) estudaram a associação entre as condições de saneamento e os indicadores epidemiológicos nos estados brasileiros, utilizando dados secundários do banco de dados IDB (2003) do Ministério da Saúde. A partir de 2003, os investimentos em saneamento básico no Brasil aumentaram. Assim, o presente trabalho teve como objetivo testar a hipótese de que a ampliação da cobertura por serviços de saneamento básico no período ...

  6. El Museo de Arte del Banco de la República

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    Full Text Available El Banco de la República desde sus comienzos, en los años veinte y treinta del siglo pasado, ha apoyado la cultura. De esas épocas datan los inicios de las colecciones de numismática y orfebrería, creadas con la intención de preservar y defender el patrimonio artístico y cultural colombiano. A ese atesoramiento se une el desarrollo de otras colecciones que son referencia obligada para el conocimiento de la historia de Colombia: la colección documental (bibliográfica, hemerográfica, audiovisual, la de arte, a partir de 1957 y la de filatelia.

  7. Rentabilidade em Bancos Múltiplos e Cooperativas de Crédito Brasileiros

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    Wanderson Rocha Bittencourt; Valéria Gama Fully Bressan; Clayton Peixoto Goulart; Aureliano Angel Bressan; Davi Rogério de Moura Costa; Wagner Moura Lamounier

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    O sistema financeiro desempenha papel crucial em qualquer economia. Fatores como forte regulamentação do setor bancário, mensuração e avaliação em termos de desempenho e eficiência vêm sendo fundamentais para as instituições financeiras. A sustentabilidade de longo prazo de cooperativas e bancos demanda a identificação e a comparação das variáveis que influenciam sua rentabilidade. Este estudo realizou a análise de um painel de instituições com características similares, compreendendo o perío...

  8. Adaptabilidade do tempo de trabalho, banco de horas e horário concentrado

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    Verdasca, Daniela Vieira

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    No presente trabalho pretendemos analisar os regimes de adaptabilidade, banco de horas e horário concentrado, bem como ponderar a sua contribuição para os princípios sempre presentes na temática da duração do trabalho, que por vezes se revelam antagónicos: a proteção do trabalhador, a tutela da sua saúde e da sua vida familiar e pessoal, uma vez que estes mecanismos permitem a variação do tempo de trabalho e logo dos tempos de não trabalho, e a salvaguarda dos interesses de gestão, sendo que ...

  9. La estrategia educativa 2020 o las limitaciones del Banco Mundial para promover el "aprendizaje para todos"

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    Antoni Verger

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available LA NUEVA Estrategia Educativa 2020 del Banco Mundial establece las prioridades de reforma educativa en países en vías de desarrollo para la década siguiente. El título explícito de la estrategia, Aprendizaje para Todos, es un claro reconocimiento de que, más allá de políticas centradas en el acceso, se debe hacer algo más para asegurar que la educación derive en experiencias positivas de aprendizaje. Sin embargo, como este artículo sostiene, las opciones de políticas explícitas y latentes en la Estrategia 2020 no son las más adecuadas para lograr el Aprendizaje para Todos. El artículo desarrolla tres tipos de argumentos al respecto. El primero se refiere al fuerte apego del Banco a un conocimiento disciplinario y un enfoque metodológico que es insuficiente para entender lo que aprenden los niños en la escuela y por qué. El segundo argumento se refiere al sesgo pro-mercado de la Estrategia por lo que respecta a la reforma del sector público y a nuevas formas de oferta educativa. En tercer lugar, el artículo señala las principales ausencias de la Estrategia, con especial atención a las omisiones relacionadas con la compleja relación entre educación y pobreza.

  10. Rentabilidade em Bancos Múltiplos e Cooperativas de Crédito Brasileiros

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    Wanderson Rocha Bittencourt

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available O sistema financeiro desempenha papel crucial em qualquer economia. Fatores como forte regulamentação do setor bancário, mensuração e avaliação em termos de desempenho e eficiência vêm sendo fundamentais para as instituições financeiras. A sustentabilidade de longo prazo de cooperativas e bancos demanda a identificação e a comparação das variáveis que influenciam sua rentabilidade. Este estudo realizou a análise de um painel de instituições com características similares, compreendendo o período de 2009 a 2013. Os resultados indicaram que o retorno sobre o ativo dessas instituições mostrou-se afetado por: empréstimos, eficiência (mensurada por meio de análise envoltória de dados, despesas totais, depósitos totais, outras receitas e taxa Selic. Já o retorno sobre o patrimônio líquido mostrou-se influenciado por: depósitos totais, empréstimos, taxa Selic, PIB, inflação, outras receitas e despesas totais. Na amostra estudada, os resultados indicaram que não há diferença estatística se a instituição financeira for classificada como banco múltiplo ou como cooperativa de crédito quando considerado o ROE como medida de desempenho.

  11. On the autonomy of the Banco de la Repúblican Sobre la autonomía del Banco de la República

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    Temporal inconsistency arguments do not support Central Bank independence advantages when real effects lag behind monetary measures, allowing economic agents to prepare for them. Inflation trend in Colombia is declining at a constant annual rate from 1992, when imports and external price competition begun. Two sudden and drastic changes in monetary policies compromised growth and employment, but could not modify that inflation trend. Exclusive attention to money growth or to interest rate level have induced an increasing volatility in exchange rates. Short term returns to foreign capital investment remain attractive in average, but their very high and increasing volatility can induce speculative capital movements.

    Los argumentos de inconsistencia temporal no justifican la independencia de un Banco Central cuando los efectos reales de la política monetaria ocurren con largos retrasos, pues los agentes económicos disponen de tiempo para modificar sus expectativas y conductas. La inflacion anual en Colombia sigue un tendencia descendente en linea recta desde 1992, cuando aumentarón las importaciones y apareció la competencia de los precios externos. Dos cambios bruscos de política monetaria redujeron el crecimiento y el empleo, pero no pudieron alterar esa tendencia. La exclusiva atención a los medios de pago y las tasas de interés ha inducido una volatilidad creciente en la tasa de cambio. El rendimiento a corto plazo para el inversionista externo mantiene un promedio atrativo, pero su alta y creciente volatilidad puede ocasionar movientos especulativos de capital.

  12. 11th Portuguese Conference on Automatic Control

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    Matos, Aníbal; Veiga, Germano

    2015-01-01

    During the last 20 years the Portuguese association of automatic control, Associação Portuguesa de Controlo Automático, with the sponsorship of IFAC have established the CONTROLO conference as a reference international forum where an effective exchange of knowledge and experience amongst researchers active in various theoretical and applied areas of systems and control can take place, always including considerable space for promoting new technical applications and developments, real-world challenges and success stories. In this 11th edition the CONTROLO conference evolved by introducing two strategic partnerships with Spanish and Brazilian associations in automatic control, Comité Español de Automática and Sociedade Brasileira de Automatica, respectively.

  13. Knowledge management in Portuguese healthcare institutions.

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    Cruz, Sofia Gaspar; Ferreira, Maria Manuela Frederico

    2016-06-01

    Knowledge management imposes itself as a pressing need for the organizations of several sectors of the economy, including healthcare. to evaluate the perception of healthcare institution collaborators in relation to knowledge management in the institution where they operate and analyze the existence of differences in this perception, based on the institution's management model. a study conducted in a sample consisting of 671 collaborators from 10 Portuguese healthcare institutions with different models of management. In order to assess the knowledge management perception, we used a score designed from and based on items from the scores available in the literature. the perception of moderate knowledge management on the healthcare institutions and the statistically significant differences in knowledge management perception were evidenced in each management model. management knowledge takes place in healthcare institutions, and the current management model determines the way staff at these institutions manage their knowledge.

  14. Valores e criatividade em trabalhadores portugueses

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    Almeida, Leonor; Nogueira, Sara Ibérico; Jesus, Adelaide Lopes; Mimoso, Teresa

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    Pretendeu-se caracterizar o sistema de valores e os níveis de criatividade de uma amostra de trabalhadores portugueses, bem como analisar as diferenças entre grupos com base nas variáveis: sexo, habilitações literárias, tipo de empresa e estatuto socioprofissional. O estudo da correlação entre os níveis de criatividade e os valores de vida foi, também, objeto de análise. A amostra foi constituída por 198 indivíduos, 91 do sexo masculino e 107 do sexo feminino. Para operacionalização das variá...

  15. Small Nominals in Brazilian Portuguese Copular Constructions

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    Patrícia Rodrigues

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The focus of this paper is copular clauses in Brazilian Portuguese like Mulher(es é complicado, in which the predicate exhibits an unmarked form for gender and number (masculine singular, despite the presence of the feminine and/or plural form of the noun in subject position. We reject the analyses that propose that (i there is a hidden infinitive clause in the subject position, (ii the agreement is an instance of semantic agreement, and (iii the DP subject is in A-bar position, and argue that the subject is a Small Nominal (they are not projected as full DPs which lacks index features that trigger external agreement (Pereltsvaig 2006.

  16. Caries in Portuguese children with Down syndrome

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    Cristina Maria Areias

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: Oral health in Down syndrome children has some peculiar aspects that must be considered in the follow-up of these patients. This study focuses on characterizing the environmental and host factors associated with dental caries in Portuguese children with and without Down syndrome. METHODS: A sibling-matched, population-based, cross-sectional survey was performed. RESULTS: Down syndrome children presented a significantly greater percentage of children without caries, 78% vs. 58% of non-Down syndrome siblings. This difference in the DMFT index (number of decayed, missing and filled teeth essentially reflects data obtained from treated teeth, for which 91% of children with Down syndrome had never had a tooth treated vs. 67% of siblings. This result was statistically significant, whereas results for decayed and lost teeth did not differ between Down syndrome children and their unaffected siblings. Additionally, in Down syndrome children, a delayed eruption of the second molar occurs. Down syndrome children and their siblings have similar oral hygiene habits, but a higher percentage of Down syndrome children visit a dentist before the age of three years, in comparison to their siblings. Bruxism was also more common in Down syndrome children compared to their siblings. CONCLUSIONS: Our results show that Portuguese children with Down syndrome have lower caries rates than children without Down syndrome. This reduced prevalence may be associated with the parents' greater concern about oral health care in Down syndrome children, resulting in their taking them sooner to visit a dentist, as well as to a higher bruxism prevalence and delayed tooth eruption.

  17. Caries in Portuguese children with Down syndrome.

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    Areias, Cristina Maria; Sampaio-Maia, Benedita; Guimaraes, Hercilia; Melo, Paulo; Andrade, David

    2011-01-01

    Oral health in Down syndrome children has some peculiar aspects that must be considered in the follow-up of these patients. This study focuses on characterizing the environmental and host factors associated with dental caries in Portuguese children with and without Down syndrome. A sibling-matched, population-based, cross-sectional survey was performed. Down syndrome children presented a significantly greater percentage of children without caries, 78% vs. 58% of non-Down syndrome siblings. This difference in the DMFT index (number of decayed, missing and filled teeth) essentially reflects data obtained from treated teeth, for which 91% of children with Down syndrome had never had a tooth treated vs. 67% of siblings. This result was statistically significant, whereas results for decayed and lost teeth did not differ between Down syndrome children and their unaffected siblings. Additionally, in Down syndrome children, a delayed eruption of the second molar occurs. Down syndrome children and their siblings have similar oral hygiene habits, but a higher percentage of Down syndrome children visit a dentist before the age of three years, in comparison to their siblings. Bruxism was also more common in Down syndrome children compared to their siblings. Our results show that Portuguese children with Down syndrome have lower caries rates than children without Down syndrome. This reduced prevalence may be associated with the parents' greater concern about oral health care in Down syndrome children, resulting in their taking them sooner to visit a dentist, as well as to a higher bruxism prevalence and delayed tooth eruption.

  18. Análise do nível de adesão ao disclosure do risco de mercado pelos bancos com ações negociadas na BM&FBOVESPA

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    Vinícius Costa da Silva Zonatto

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo é analisar o nível de adesão ao disclosure do risco de mercado pelas instituições financeiras com ações negociadas na Bolsa de Valores, Mercadorias e Futuros (BM&F Bovespa, no tocante às recomendações do Acordo de Basileia II, em especial pelos bancos listados nos Níveis Diferenciados de Governança Corporativa da BM&F Bovespa. A metodologia utilizada na pesquisa consistiu num estudo descritivo, realizado por meio de uma pesquisa documental, com abordagem quantitativa dos dados. Os dados foram analisados por meio de consulta aos demonstrativos financeiros padronizados de 2010, disponibilizados por 24 bancos no sitio da BM&F Bovespa. Para tratar os dados foram utilizados o teste de Kolmogorov-Smirnov e o teste não-paramétrico de Mann-Whitney. A análise dos dados permitiu identificar os fatores que evidenciam o grau de transparência das informações relacionadas ao risco de mercado que se tornam necessárias para a tomada de decisão dos stakeholders dessas organizações. Os resultados encontrados indicam que instituições participantes de diferentes níveis de governança corporativa apresentam maior adesão às recomendações do Novo Acordo de Basileia para o disclosure do risco de mercado, do que as instituições participantes do mercado tradicional. No entanto, a partir da aplicação do teste não-paramétrico de Mann-Whitney, verificou-se que as práticas de disclosure das organizações em estudo não possuem diferenças estatisticamente significativas.

  19. A Teoria Fundamentada nos Dados nos estudos de Pós-Graduação Stricto Sensu da Enfermagem brasileira

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    Marcelle Miranda da Silva

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    Full Text Available Estudo documental e quantitativo, que objetivou identificar as teses e dissertações defendidas nos Programas de Pós- Graduação em Enfermagem do Brasil que utilizaram o referencial metodológico da Teoria Fundamentada nos Dados (TFD e analisar os aspectos epistemológicos destacados. Os dados foram coletados no Banco de Teses da CAPES, no recorte temporal entre 1996 a 2010. Foram levantados 99 resumos. Realizou-se a leitura analítica dos mesmos para constituição do tema ou problema da pesquisa e do enquadramento teórico. O maior número de produção foi em 2005, na soma dos dois níveis acadêmicos, e 54% das defesas foram sediadas na USP. As áreas temáticas mais expressivas foram: Saúde da Criança/Adolescente; Gestão em Saúde/Enfermagem; Saúde Coletiva e Saúde da Mulher. O principal referencial teórico utilizado foi o Interacionismo Simbólico. A TFD compreende uma metodologia que pode ser empregada na enfermagem, capaz de contribuir no desenvolvimento de novas investigações para o seu aprimoramento contínuo.

  20. For a history of the histories of Portuguese cinema

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    Paulo Cunha

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    Full Text Available For decades, the history of Portuguese cinema was made without historians or academics in the social sciences and humanities, but made by curious, enthusiasts and writers who were committed to the object itself. It was therefore that these early writings, although an essential role in collecting and inventariações sources, promoted the creation of myths, more implicitly or explicitly manipulated the past of Portuguese cinema and conditioned its historic narrative.This thematic dossier brings together four essays that analyze and reflect on different ideas and conceptions of Portuguese Cinema which have been outlined in stocks, texts and films over the decades. The purpose of this dossier is not to answer questions, but take advantage of them to review preconceived ideas and to launch reading hypotheses to classic and current issues in the history of Portuguese cinema.

  1. 'Of peasants, peacocks and priests; a Portuguese village'

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    Iturra, Raul

    2009-01-01

    Made on very early equipment, silent 8mm film and tape recorder. Narration by Sarah Harrison. An early product of the Rivers Video Project. A film about a north Portuguese village in 1985, based on the fieldwork of Raul Iturra

  2. Teachers’ discourses on young lesbians in the portuguese school context

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    Liliana Rodrigues

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to analyze teachers’ discourses on young lesbians in the Portuguese schools. To that end, we carried out semi-structured interviews with 24 Portuguese teachers of middle and secondary schools. After having analyzed the retrieved data from the interviews, we identified four main themes: gender polarization; lesbian invisibility; homophobia; and measures against homophobia. Based on their discourses, we concluded that these interviewees have a small amount of knowledge about lesbian women’s sexuality. Despite the legislative progress concerning the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People's rights in Portugal, teachers are not prepared to deal with this issue both inside and outside the school environment. Furthermore, this research includes some recommendations to deal with homophobia in the Portuguese school context. This study will hopefully contribute to a better understanding of the discourses and practices towards young lesbians in the school panorama, highlighting the importance of promoting non-discriminatory attitudes in the Portuguese schools

  3. Exploration of the Portuguese shipwreck in Goa waters

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    The history of Portuguese shipwrecks began in Goa water since the first quarter of the sixteenth century. The marine and other related documents state that between sixteenth and eighteenth centuries a number of ships has been wrecked off Goa, Cochin...

  4. Trad. Daniele Vitale, Arquitectos portugueses. Identidade, nacionalidade, modernidade

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    (2010. Trad.). Daniele Vitale, Arquitectos portugueses. Identidade, nacionalidade, modernidade, JA Jornal Arquitectos. Publicação Trimestral da Ordem dos Arquitectos Portugal, 237, 93-101. ISSN 0870 1504 Trad. Daniele Vitale

  5. Os Portugueses No Sudoeste Da Nova Inglaterra E A Sua Literatura Infantil (The Portuguese in Southeast New England and Their Children's Literature).

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    Clinkscales, Rosalie Duggan

    The four sections of this paper deal with Portuguese immigrants in southeast New England and with Portuguese-language children's literature. The first section contains a description of Portuguese immigration to the United States from 1511 to the present and notes changes in immigration laws. The second section presents descriptions of the…

  6. Locative inversion and agreement syntax in Brazilian Portuguese

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    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Adopting the Minimalist Program framework (CHOMSKY 2000, 2001, this paper suggests that, in Brazilian Portuguese, sentences with a locative prepositional phrase in preverbal position can be characterized as instances of locative inversion in which prepositional constituents occupy the grammatical subject position. It will be proposed that particularities involving the patterns of locative inversion in Brazilian Portuguese derive from properties of the subject-verb agreement in this language.

  7. Decomposition of gender wage differentials among Portuguese top management jobs

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    2004-01-01

    This paper studies gender wage differentials among top managers in the Portuguese economy. The objective is to investigate whether men and women within the same occupational group, with relatively high levels of human capital, and who are evaluated basically on their performance, are treated unequally in relation to pay. The Oaxaca wage differential decomposition method is used, relying on 1999 micro data gathered by the Portuguese Ministry of Social Security and Employment. The main findings...

  8. [Validation of the Otitis Media-6 Questionnaire for European Portuguese].

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    Lameiras, Ana Rita; Silva, Deodato; O'Neill, Assunção; Escada, Pedro

    2017-05-31

    Otitis media is one of the most prevalent childhood diseases. The impact of otitis media on quality of life of Portuguese children is unknown, because of the unavailability of a tool validated in European Portuguese to assess this consequence of otitis media. The Otitis Media-6 questionnaire (Otitis Media-6) is the most frequently used tool to assess health-related quality of life in children with otitis media. This study aims to create a version in the Portuguese language and culturally adapted to Portugal of the otitis media-6 questionnaire. The Otitis Media-6 questionnaire was translated and culturally adapted to the Portuguese language and population. Then, to assess the instrument psychometric properties, it was applied to a sample of Portuguese children with chronic otitis media with effusion or recurrent acute otitis media. The Portuguese version of Otitis Media-6 questionnaire demonstrated the following psychometric properties: construct validity for baseline (rs = 0.98) and change scores (rs = 0.97), internal consistency (α = 0.780), test-retest reliability (rs = 0.89) and responsiveness to clinical change (t(59) = 10.104). The simplicity and brevity of application of the instrument make it ideal for use in research and in clinical practice, enabling a more objective assessment of the extension of the otitis media impact in children quality of life and a more targeted therapeutic decision. The Portuguese version of the Otitis Media-6 questionnaire is a valid, reliable and sensitive instrument to evaluate the health-related quality of life in Portuguese children with otitis media.

  9. Competitive strategies in fashion industries: Portuguese footwear industry

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    Marques, A. D.; Guedes, G.; Ferreira, F.

    2017-10-01

    Portugal is an important player in the European fashion industry. The Portuguese footwear industry, “low-tech” and traditional industry, dominated by SMEs and located in two main clusters, is a success case in the Portuguese economy. After a long period of decline until 2009, the footwear companies prepared new strategies that made big changes in the image and performance achieved. Since 2009, exports have increased more than 55% and the Portuguese footwear has grown in almost all the most important foreign markets. The competitive strategies followed by the Portuguese footwear companies are different and they can be clearly identified according Porter’s three generic competitive strategies: cost leadership, differentiation and focus strategy. This paper had analysed seven Portuguese footwear companies (seven cases, case study strategy) and the results obtained shows how important is to have the right approach to the markets, according the internal and external resources that each firm has available. The footwear clusters in Portugal and the sectorial organizations are also very important in this competitive performance achieved by the companies. Last years the Portuguese governments recognize this increasing importance of the fashion industries and prepared several programs to promote these industries in Europe and other continents.

  10. STANDARDIZED TERMINOLOGY OF ADULT SPINE DEFORMITY FOR BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE

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    Raphael de Rezende Pratali

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective : To develop a consensus for translation of the most relevant terms used in the study of Adult Spinal Deformity, from their original languages into Brazilian Portuguese. Methods : A panel of 12 experts in spine surgery from the five Brazilian regions was constituted. To obtain the standardization of terminology, the Delphi method with an electronic questionnaire was administered to participants about their opinion on the translation of 13 relevant terms chosen by literature review. Each term was considered standard when there was consensus, that is, concordance higher than 80% among participants as to the suggestion to be adopted, and then on the acceptance of the term and its abbreviation in Portuguese. Results : Initially there was consensus (over 80% concordance on the translation of seven terms in the electronic questionnaire. The other six terms that have not reached consensus were discussed at a meeting among the participants, relying on the opinion of a specialized professional in simultaneous translation of orthopedic terms in Portuguese and other professional majored in Portuguese language. It was decided how these terms should be translated and there was a consensus among all participants regarding their acceptance. Finally, there was consensus among the participants, who agreed with the translation and abbreviation of the 13 propose terms, defining its standardization for Brazilian Portuguese. Conclusion : We present a standard terminology used in the study of Adult Spinal Deformity through consensus among experts, seeking uniformity in the use of these terms in Brazilian Portuguese.

  11. Reproducibility of the Portuguese version of the PEDro Scale

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    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to test the inter-rater reproducibility of the Portuguese version of the PEDro Scale. Seven physiotherapists rated the methodological quality of 50 reports of randomized controlled trials written in Portuguese indexed on the PEDro database. Each report was also rated using the English version of the PEDro Scale. Reproducibility was evaluated by comparing two separate ratings of reports written in Portuguese and comparing the Portuguese PEDro score with the English version of the scale. Kappa coefficients ranged from 0.53 to 1.00 for individual item and an intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC of 0.82 for the total PEDro score was observed. The standard error of the measurement of the scale was 0.58. The Portuguese version of the scale was comparable with the English version, with an ICC of 0.78. The inter-rater reproducibility of the Brazilian Portuguese PEDro Scale is adequate and similar to the original English version.

  12. A trajetória do Banco do Brasil no período recente, 2001-2006: banco público ou banco estatal "privado"? The recent path of the bank of Brazil, 2001-2006: public bank or "private" state-owned bank?

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    Rogerio Pereira de Andrade

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste texto é avaliar a performance do Banco do Brasil (BB no período 2001-2006, enfatizando os seguintes aspectos: O desempenho do BB correspondeu ao de um banco público tradicional que atua como um importante instrumento de governo para a promoção do desenvolvimento? Ou, ao invés disso, a trajetória recente do banco pode ser caracterizada pelo reforço de uma lógica privada de atuação? O texto procura levantar algumas questões relativas ao papel do Estado na atividade econômica, particularmente o papel que um grande banco estatal pode e deve ter para financiar o desenvolvimento em um país periférico (e desigual como o Brasil. A conclusão mais geral é que, desde meados dos anos 1980, o Banco do Brasil tem perdido crescentemente a função básica que costumava exercer como banco público.The purpose of this paper is to assess the performance of the Bank of Brazil (BB in the 2001-2006 period, with a focus on the following aspects: has the BB actually performed the role of a typical public bank, functioning as an important instrument to foster development in Brazil? Or, instead, has its recent path been characterised by the reinforcement of a private logic of behaviour? The paper aims at raising a few questions regarding the role of the state in the economic activity, particularly the role that a big state-owned bank can and must perform to finance development in a peripheral (and unequal country like Brazil. The general conclusion is that, since the mid-80s, the BB has increasingly lost the key function that it formerly exerted as a public bank. A distinct pattern of behaviour has emerged, characterised by the bank's transformation into a "more private, less public" institution.

  13. Relaciones Empíricas Entre Empresas y Bancos. Una Visión Financiera Relaciones Empíricas Entre Empresas y Bancos. Una Visión Financiera

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    Andrea Escobar Grisales

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available The research group on economics and business carried out the project "theoretical and empiricalaspects of firms – banks" relationship. The general objective was developing an investigationabout the channels and variables through which a relationship is establish between firms returnand performance, on one hand, and banks´ solvency and returns´ on the other.The main purpose of this paper is discussing the importance of firms´ financial management onfinancial sector credit policy establishment.El Grupo de Estudios en Economía y Empresa desarrolló, durante 2003, el proyecto Aspectosteóricos y empíricos de la relación empresas-bancos, cuyo objetivo general fue realizar una indagación sobre los canales y las variables a través de los cuales se establece una relación entre la rentabilidad y desempeño de las empresas, con la solidez y rentabilidad de los bancos (con datos de la economía colombiana para el lapso 1995-2000: para ello, se realizaron dos ejercicios, uno de carácter estadístico y otro de análisis financiero. El propósito de este artículo es presentar, en detalle, el análisis financiero de las relaciones empíricas entre bancos y empresas del sector real.

  14. Plan de marketing para el posicionamiento de las tarjetas de crédito del Banco del Austro en la ciudad de Guayaquil.

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    García Fernández, Emily Susana; Yépez Arévalo, Cristina Vanessa

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    Banco del Austro, with more than three years since it has been created, is a different financial institution, designed to satisfy Ecuadorian needs, people who believe that values such as solidity, efficiency and most of all trustworthiness are vital to found business. This project is a marketing planning proposal with the purpose of improving the positioning of the credit cards from Banco del Austro in Guayaquil and to innovate in its services to achieve a raise in the participation of the...

  15. La tercera década: Ley de Educación Superior y el legado del Banco Mundial

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    Full Text Available El trabajo revisa los cambios introducidos a partir de 1995 con la sanción de la Ley de Educación Superior (LES en Argentina, y los relaciona con el Programa de Reforma de la Educación Superior y el ideario del Banco Mundial. Repasa el legado que el Banco considera consolidado en el 2005: la cultura de la evaluación, la producción de información estadística, la introduc- ción de instancias competitivas. A continuación, examina qué aspectos de ese legado siguieron vigentes en el periodo 2005-2015. Por último, el trabajo propone iniciar una revisión crítica del modelo de Universidad a partir de una perspectiva de derechos humanos.

  16. Evaluación externa de los resultados serológicos en los bancos de sangre de Colombia

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analizar los resultados serológicos obtenidos en los bancos de sangre colombianos que participan en el programa externo de calidad (PEC con el fin de mejorar la calidad del tamizaje de la sangre según los principales marcadores serológicos de enfermedades infecciosas de posible transmisión sanguínea. MÉTODOS: Se evaluó un panel de seis sueros con diferente reactividad y positividad a anticuerpos contra los virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH 1-2, el virus de la hepatitis C (VHC, Trypanosoma cruzi, Treponema pallidum y el virus linfotrópico de células T humanas (HTLV, y contra el antígeno de superficie del virus de la hepatitis B (HBsAg. Las técnicas de tamizaje utilizadas fueron el ensayo de inmunoadsorción enzimática (ELISA, el inmunoensayo enzimático de micropartículas (MEIA y la hemaglutinación (HA. Se solicitó a los bancos de sangre participantes que aplicaran a los sueros las pruebas que diariamente realizaban para el tamizaje de unidades de sangre y que enviaran los resultados a la Coordinación Nacional de Bancos de Sangre del Instituto Nacional de Salud de Colombia. RESULTADOS: De 46 bancos de sangre que participaron, 43 (93% devolvieron los resultados en el plazo indicado. La prueba de ELISA fue la más utilizada (83,02%. Se obtuvo un total de 49 (5% resultados positivos falsos y 12 (3% resultados negativos falsos. De estos últimos, 50% correspondieron a la detección de la sífilis; 16,7% a la de la enfermedad de Chagas; 16,7% a la de anticuerpos anti-HBc; 8,3% a la de anticuerpos anti-VHC y 8,3% a la del HBsAg. Ochenta por ciento de los resultados discordantes se presentaron en 23 bancos de sangre con un volumen de menos de 6 000 unidades de sangre al año, y 15% en 5 bancos de sangre con un volumen de 6 000 a 12 000 unidades de sangre al año. De los bancos de sangre que recogían más de 12 000 unidades anuales, solo uno notificó tres resultados positivos falsos. No se notificaron resultados

  17. Análise dos Fundos de Investimentos de Renda Fixa do Banco do Brasil S.A.

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo tem como objetivo identificar o melhor fundo de investimento em renda fixa disponível para o público do varejo no Banco do Brasil. Tema escolhido devido a grande quantidade de investidores que adentraram nesse mercado de investimento depois da estabilização econômica do Brasil, gerando diversas dúvidas e movimentando vultosos volumes de dinheiro. O trabalho foi realizado com oito fundos de investimentos de renda fixa no Banco do Brasil, disponíveis no segmento varejo, compreendendo o período de fevereiro de 2008 a dezembro de 2013. Para tanto foi empregado como ferramenta de avaliação de desempenho dos fundos o Índice de Sharpe (1966. Os resultados indicam o fundo BB Renda Fixa LP Ind 20 mil como sendo o melhor investimento.

  18. A Internet que nos protege

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    2001-02-01

    Full Text Available A partir de uma análise das relações interpessoais nos canais de chat, pretende-se mostrar a Internet como um espaço de proteção da mesma sociedade repressora que a criou, abrindo portas para o desenvolvimento e o resgate dos valores humanos.

  19. Prevalence and management of cardiovascular risk factors in Portuguese living in Portugal and Portuguese who migrated to Switzerland.

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    Alves, Luís; Azevedo, Ana; Barros, Henrique; Vollenweider, Peter; Waeber, Gérard; Marques-Vidal, Pedro

    2015-03-31

    Information regarding the health status of migrants compared to subjects who remain in the country of origin is scarce. We compared the levels and management of the main cardiovascular risk factors between Portuguese living in Porto (Portugal) and Portuguese migrants living in Lausanne (Switzerland). Cross-sectional studies conducted in Porto (EPIPorto, 1999 to 2003, n = 1150) and Lausanne (CoLaus, 2003 to 2006, n = 388) among subjects aged 35-65 years. Educational level, medical history and time since migration were collected using structured questionnaires. Body mass index, blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels were measured using standardized procedures. Portuguese living in Lausanne were younger, more frequently male and had lower education than Portuguese living in Porto. After multivariate adjustment using Poisson regression, no differences were found between Portuguese living in Porto or in Lausanne: prevalence rate ratio (PRR) and (95% confidence interval) for Portuguese living in Lausanne relative to Portuguese living in Porto: 0.92 (0.71 - 1.18) for current smoking; 0.78 (0.59 - 1.04) for obesity; 0.81 (0.62 - 1.05) for abdominal obesity; 0.82 (0.64 - 1.06) for hypertension; 0.88 (0.75 - 1.04) for hypercholesterolemia and 0.92 (0.49 - 1.73) for diabetes. Treatment and control rates for hypercholesterolemia were higher among Portuguese living in Lausanne: PRR = 1.91 (1.15 - 3.19) and 3.98 (1.59 - 9.99) for treatment and control, respectively. Conversely, no differences were found regarding hypertension treatment and control rates: PRR = 0.98 (0.66 - 1.46) and 0.97 (0.49 - 1.91), respectively, and for treatment rates of diabetes: PRR = 1.51 (0.70 - 3.25). Portuguese living in Lausanne, Switzerland, present a similar cardiovascular risk profile but tend to be better managed regarding hypercholesterolemia than Portuguese living in Porto, Portugal.

  20. O banco mundial e o combate à pobreza no nordeste: o caso da Paraíba

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    Full Text Available Neste artigo, é estudada a participação do Banco Mundial no financiamento do Projeto Cooperar, um plano de combate à pobreza, em execução pelo Governo da Paraíba desde 1997. Na primeira parte, enfocamos a atuação do BIRD, analisando as mudanças ocorridas nas estratégias aplicadas no Nordeste e a crescente participação dessa instituição internacional no financiamento de políticas de desenvolvimento voltadas para a região. Procuramos enfatizar as mudanças ocorridas na estratégia do Banco Mundial voltados ao financiamento de projetos orientados pela idéia de desenvolvimento rural, experiências que foram fundamentais para o aperfeiçoamento dos mecanismos de atuação do BIRD no Brasil e que constituem elementos antecedentes da estratégia de combate à pobreza no Nordeste durante a década de 1990. Na segunda parte, a análise é orientada para o Projeto Cooperar, exemplar de política de combate à pobreza no Nordeste, quando são examinadas suas origens, sua estratégia e o nível de interferência do Banco Mundial na implementação da estratégia de desenvolvimento.

  1. Prevalencia de anticuerpos contra Brucella sp. En donantes del banco de sangre de un hospital de Lima

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    Abel Ortega

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available El Perú es un país endémico de Brucelosis, por lo que existe el riesgo de transmisión a través de sangre donada por no ser parte del tamizaje regular que realizan los bancos de sangre. Para conocer la prevalencia de anticuerpos contra Brucella en donantes del banco de sangre del Hospital Edgardo Rebagliati Martins, se analizó 1003 muestras de suero. La prueba tamiz fue Rosa de Bengala (RB; las muestras positivas fueron evaluadas por las pruebas de aglutinación en tubo (AT y 2-Mercaptoetanol (2-ME. Dos donantes fueron positivos a RB, confirmados por AT y 2-ME, se encontró una prevalencia de 0,20% (IC99%: 0,01-0,92. Se demostró la presencia de donantes portadores de anticuerpos contra Brucella con posible Brucelosis activa, evidenciándose la posibilidad de transmisión de esta infección. Se debe realizar mayores estudios con la finalidad de conocer la realidad de otros bancos de sangre.

  2. Propuesta de clasificación de un banco de voces con fines de identificación forense

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    Fernanda López-Escobedo

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta el proyecto que se desarrolla para proponer una clasificación de un banco de voces con fines de identificación forense. Se expone la manera en que la información lingüística puede ser utilizada en una base de datos para reducir el número de falsos positivos y falsos negativos que resultan cuando se llevan a cabo comparaciones automatizadas para la identificación forense de voz. En particular, se abordan los fenómenos fonéticos que se han propuesto para realizar una clasificación de un banco de voces en este nivel de la lengua. A partir de esta información se describe cómo construir un modelo de base de datos y el tipo de búsquedas que se espera lograr. La propuesta de generar descriptores lingüísticos para la clasificación de un banco de voces pretende ser una metodología que permita coadyuvar en la impartición de justicia en México y otros países de habla hispana.

  3. Null Subjects in European and Brazilian Portuguese

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    Pilar Barbosa

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available The goals of this paper are twofold: a to provide a structural account of the effects of the informal ‘Avoid Pronoun Principle’, proposed in Chomsky (1981: 65 for the Null Subject Languages (NSLs, and b to compare, in European and Brazilian Portuguese (EP and BP, the distribution of the third person pronouns in its full and null forms, to check whether in written corpora BP incorporates signs of the ongoing loss of the null subject, largely attested in its contemporary spoken language. The strong theoretical claim is that in the Romance non-NSLs the pre-verbal subject is sitting in Spec of IP, while in the Romance NSLs it is Clitic Left-Dislocated (or is extracted by A-bar movement if it belongs to a restricted set of non-referential quantified expressions. The paper provides quantitative evidence that BP is losing the properties associated with the Null Subject Parameter. In its qualitative analysis, it shows that the contrasts between EP and BP are easily accounted for if the two derivations are assumed and if the null subjects in the two varieties are considered to be of a different nature: a pronoun in EP and a pronominal anaphor in BP.

  4. Multi-headed comparatives in Portuguese

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    Rui Marques

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims at offering a global picture of the subtype of comparative constructions known as ‘multi-headed comparatives’ (from the fact that they exhibit more than one comparative operator in semantic interdependence. As a prerequisite to the fulfilment of his goal, an attempt will be made to clarify the scope of the notion ‘comparative construction’ and to draw a general typology of such constructions. The boundaries of the notion ‘comparative construction’ are defined by contrasting a “genuine” class of comparative constructions with others that hold some syntactic or semantic resemblance to them. Different typologies will be taken into consideration. As for multi-headed comparatives, even though different examples of these constructions have been identified in the scarce literature on the matter, the discussion on their syntactic patterns and meaning is still embryonic. This paper suggests that the expressive power of these comparatives, which seem to provide a particular strategy of information compression, is higher than has been assumed. Four sub-kinds of multi-headed comparatives are identified, based on meaning differences, namely: multi-headed comparatives with a distributive reading, multi-headed comparatives with a cumulative reading, multi-headed comparatives with a comparison of ‘ratios’ reading, and multi-headed comparatives with a comparison of differences reading. While resorting to some classic English examples, the object language will predominantly be Portuguese.

  5. Evaluation protocol for amusia: Portuguese sample.

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    Peixoto, Maria Conceição; Martins, Jorge; Teixeira, Pedro; Alves, Marisa; Bastos, José; Ribeiro, Carlos

    2012-12-01

    Amusia is a disorder that affects the processing of music. Part of this processing happens in the primary auditory cortex. The study of this condition allows us to evaluate the central auditory pathways. To explore the diagnostic evaluation tests of amusia. The authors propose an evaluation protocol for patients with suspected amusia (after brain injury or complaints of poor musical perception), in parallel with the assessment of central auditory processing, already implemented in the department. The Montreal Evaluation of Battery of amusia was the basis for the selection of the tests. From this comprehensive battery of tests we selected some of the musical examples to evaluate different musical aspects, including memory and perception of music, ability concerning musical recognition and discrimination. In terms of memory there is a test for assessing delayed memory, adapted to the Portuguese culture. Prospective study. Although still experimental, with the possibility of adjustments in the assessment, we believe that this assessment, combined with the study of central auditory processing, will allow us to understand some central lesions, congenital or acquired hearing perception limitations.

  6. Origen, protagonistas y alianzas. El Banco de San Luis Potosí, 1897-1916

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    Moisés Gámez Rodriguez

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se expone el origen de la banca en San Luis Potosí, cuyo estudio se centra a partir de la legislación bancaria de 1897, que representa históricamente la institucionalización y modernización de la empresa bancaria mexicana. Como punto de partida se plantea que los perfiles financieros y empresariales de los involucrados en el nacimiento del Banco de San Luis Potosí, y representados en los miembros de su Consejo de Administración, son importantes para entender la configuración del sistema, y también que las redes extendidas en torno a dicha empresa muestran prácticas financieras de la economía de México en el último cuarto del siglo XIX. _________________________ This article explains the origin of banking in San Luis Potosi from the legislation in 1897, which historically represents the institutionalization and modernization of Mexican banking companies. As a starting point, it argues that financial and business profiles of those involved in the birth of Bank of San Luis Potosi and represented in the Board of Directors are important to understand the system configuration. Furthermore, the networks extended around the banking company show financial practices of Mexican economy in the last quarter of the 19th century.

  7. Estrategias de asociación empresarial financiera: El Banco de Zacatecas, 1890-1897

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    Moisés Gámez

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    Full Text Available El artículo muestra la gestación de la banca en Zacatecas a partir de los agentes informales de intermediación financiera que explican su establecimiento; la vinculación entre la formación temprana de los bancos regionales antes de la Ley de 1897 y el sector minero; y los agentes socioeconómicos involucrados en los sistemas financieros así como sus estrategias de asociación. Una primera hipótesis es que el sector minero estimuló la configuración de un sistema bancario que respondiera a las necesidades financieras propias del sector y contribuyera a dinamizar las transacciones económicas. En la estructuración del sistema intervinieron agentes con funciones financieras reconocidos en el estado, que denota una parte de la historia de las redes socieconómicas.The paper shows the birth of the banking system in Zacatecas. First it explain the foundations of the system by analyzing the role of informal agents, acting as intermediaries. Second, the relationship between the early establishment of regional banks (before the 1897 Law, the mining sector and the socioeconomic agents is explored, considering association strategies. Finally, the following preliminary hypothesis is formulated: The mining sector stimulated the configuration of a banking system, which responded to its particular financial needs, improving the dynamics of financial transactions. Furthermore, agents recognized by the State also show the history of socioeconomic networks.

  8. Aspectos linguisticos dos emprestimos em portugues (Linguistic Aspects of Adaptation into Portuguese).

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    Harmon, Ronald M.

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    Examines the process through which modern Portuguese borrows from other languages, mainly French and English. Portuguese adapts these derivatives to conform to its own rules of phonology, morphology, and semantics. (four references) (Author/CK)

  9. Composicion y variabilidad espacialdel banco de semillas de malezas en un area agricolade azul (Argentina Composition and spatial variation of a weed seed bank on an agricultural area in Azul, Argentina

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    Eduardo Requesens

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    Full Text Available No Distrito Azul, zona central da província de Buenos Aires (Argentina, encontram-se ambientes de planície na parte norte e ambientes serranos na parte sul. Esta última, constituí-se numa área predominantemente agrícola, onde a cultura de trigo, principal atividade agrícola, se alterna com culturas de verão como milho, girassol e soja. Com o objetivo de caracterizar globalmente o banco de sementes da área agrícola, foram analisados o conteúdo de sementes, a composição de espécies, a distribuição e variabilidade espacial das espécies que o compõem. A informação básica foi obtida aplicando-se a técnica da emergência em amostras de solo correspondentes a 20 locais alinhados numa faixa de 14 km. A densidade de sementes nos locais de amostragem variou entre 1.173 e 44.000 sem/m2. Na totalidade, foram detectadas 33 espécies. Digitaria sanguinalis foi claramente a espécie dominante, aportando com quase 43 % do banco, seguida de Polygonum aviculare com um aporte de 15 %. As duas espécies, juntamente com Anagallis arvensis e Setaria viridis completam70 % do banco de sementes. A composição específica completa-se com um grupo de 29 espécies, os quais contribuem, cada um delas, com menos de 5%. A distribuição espacial das espécies ao longo da faixa estudada mostrou um grau de agregação variável, sendo encontrada uma correlação positiva significativa entre o tamanho do banco e a relação variância/média. Demonstrou-se, assim, que as espécies mais abundantes em média, apresentaram grande variabilidade espacial. Nelas, foram observados diferentes padrões de distribuição espacial.Azul, in the center of the Province of Buenos Aires (Argentina, includes flat environments in the north and hill environments in the south. Last constitutes a predominantly agricultural area where the wheat crop, principal activity, alternates with summer crops as corn, sunflower and soybean. The objetive of the present paper is to

  10. Fluency profile: comparison between Brazilian and European Portuguese speakers.

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    Castro, Blenda Stephanie Alves e; Martins-Reis, Vanessa de Oliveira; Baptista, Ana Catarina; Celeste, Letícia Correa

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to compare the speech fluency of Brazilian Portuguese speakers with that of European Portuguese speakers. The study participants were 76 individuals of any ethnicity or skin color aged 18-29 years. Of the participants, 38 lived in Brazil and 38 in Portugal. Speech samples from all participants were obtained and analyzed according to the variables of typology and frequency of speech disruptions and speech rate. Descriptive and inferential statistical analyses were performed to assess the association between the fluency profile and linguistic variant variables. We found that the speech rate of European Portuguese speakers was higher than the speech rate of Brazilian Portuguese speakers in words per minute (p=0.004). The qualitative distribution of the typology of common dysfluencies (pPortuguese speakers is not available, speech therapists in Portugal can use the same speech fluency assessment as has been used in Brazil to establish a diagnosis of stuttering, especially in regard to typical and stuttering dysfluencies, with care taken when evaluating the speech rate.

  11. Portuguese validation of the Internet Addiction Test: An empirical study.

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    Pontes, Halley M; Patrão, Ivone M; Griffiths, Mark D

    2014-06-01

    Research into Internet addiction (IA) has increased greatly over the last decade. Despite its various definitions and general lack of consensus regarding its conceptualisation amongst researchers, instruments for measuring this phenomenon have proliferated in a number of countries. There has been little research on IA in Portugal and this may be partly due to the absence of standardised measurement tools for assessing IA. This study attempted to address this issue by adapting a Portuguese version of the Internet Addiction Test (IAT) via a translation-back translation process and Confirmatory Factor Analysis in a sample of 593 Portuguese students that completed a Portuguese version of the IAT along with questions related to socio-demographic variables. The findings suggested that the IAT appears to be a valid and reliable instrument for measuring IA among Portuguese young adults as demonstrated by its satisfactory psychometric properties. However, the present findings also suggest the need to reword and update some of the IAT's items. Prevalence of IA found in the sample was 1.2% and is discussed alongside findings relating to socio-demographic correlates. Limitations and implications of the present study are also discussed. The present study calls for a reflection of the IAT while also contributing to a better understanding of the basic aspects of IA in the Portuguese community since many health practitioners are starting to realise that Internet use may pose a risk for some individuals.

  12. Retention in mental health care of Portuguese-speaking patients

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    Gonçalves, Marta; Cook, Benjamin; Mulvaney-Day, Norah; Alegría, Margarita; Kinrys, Gustavo

    2013-01-01

    We compared service outcomes of dedicated language and cultural competency services in adequacy of care, ER, and inpatient care among Portuguese-speaking patients in ethnic- and non-ethnic-specific behavioral health clinics. We assessed adequacy of mental health care, and use of inpatient emergency department among Portuguese-speaking patients, comparing individuals receiving care from a culturally and linguistically competent mental health care setting (the Portuguese Mental Health Program [PMHP]) with usual mental health care in a community health care system in the USA. Propensity score matching was used to balance patients in treatment and control groups on gender, marital status, age, diagnosis of mental disorder, and insurance status. We used de-identified, longitudinal, administrative data of 854 Portuguese-speaking patients receiving care from the PMHP and 541 Portuguese-speaking patients receiving usual care from 2005–2008. Adequate treatment was defined as receipt of at least eight outpatient psychotherapy visits, or at least four outpatient visits of which one was a psychopharmacological visit. PMHP patients were more likely to receive adequate care. No differences were found in rates of ER use or inpatient mental health care. The present study suggests increased quality of care for patients that have contact with a clinic that dedicates resources specifically to a minority/immigrant group. Advantages of this setting include greater linguistic and cultural concordance among providers and patients. Further research is warranted to better understand the mechanisms by which culturally appropriate mental health care settings benefit minority/immigrant patients. PMID:23427258

  13. El reconocimiento de los bienes de dominio público: El caso de los municipios portugueses

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    Full Text Available Objeto: Este trabajo tiene por objetivos analizar el mencionado en el POCAL (1999, en las NICSP del IPSASB y en diversas opiniones doctrinales con respecto al reconocimiento de los bienes de dominio público (BDP, así como verificar si existen problemas inherentes al reconocimiento de los BDP en Portugal, superables con la adopción de las NICSP. Diseño/metodología/Enfoque: Para este estudio, fue efectuada una revisión de literatura, de la posición del POCAL (1999, de las NICSP del IPSASB, y de la perspectiva doctrinal, con respecto al reconocimiento de los bienes de dominio público. Además, se realizó un estudio de la evolución de los valores de los bienes de dominio público, de los años 2006 a 2013, del total de los 308 municipios portugueses, para concluir acerca de la existencia de dificultades en el reconocimiento de estos activos y de la necesidad de adoptar los normativos internacionales. Aportaciones y Resultados: En algunos municipios portugueses, el proceso de inventario aún no está concluido, existiendo dificultades con respecto al reconocimiento de los BDP. Dichas dificultades resultan de que el POCAL (1999 no presenta los requisitos para el reconocimiento de los activos; problema superado en la NICSP nº 17 del IPSASB (2006b, que refiere esos requisitos. Adoptar un nuevo Sistema de Normalización Contable aplicable a la Administración Pública (SNC-AP, basado en las NICSP, puede ser la solución para dichas cuestiones, introduciendo criterios a considerar en el reconocimiento de los activos, que aseguren la comparabilidad de la información y de los valores del patrimonio de los municipios portugueses. Limitaciones: La inexistencia de criterios de reconocimiento a seguir por los municipios trae limitaciones al nivel de la comparabilidad de los valores de los diferentes componentes del activo presentados por los varios municipios. Valor añadido: Este trabajo nos enseña que, en Portugal, aún existen problemas con

  14. Aspectos legales y éticos vinculados con el establecimiento y uso de los reservorios y bancos de ADN humano

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    Full Text Available La utilidad de los depósitos de material genético humano para la investigación médica, antropológica y básica es indiscutible. Los repositorios y bancos permiten compartir las muestras entre distintos laboratorios de investigación, efectuar nuevos ensayos moleculares en muestras representativas de distintos grupos étnicos o de diversas enfermedades genéticas o hereditarias, acelerar y abaratar la obtención de resultados evitando la implementación de colectas de material biológico cada vez que se inicia un nuevo proyecto científico. Sin embargo, la organización de un repositorio o banco de material genético es compleja, involucra a varias partes (donantes, representantes legales del repositorio o banco, usuarios del material depositado y a distintas entidades y organismos públicos y privados con y sin fines de lucro, tales como organismos que proveen los fondos para financiar los bancos y repositorios, entidades sede de los bancos y repositorios, comités de ética encargados de autorizar y monitorear los depósitos de material genético, empresas farmacéuticas que realizan investigaciones con fines de lucro, organizaciones no gubernamentales sin fines de lucro que colectan fondos para el establecimiento de reservorios de material genético destinados a mejorar la asistencia médica de determinadas afecciones. Esta multiplicidad de actores con intereses diversos genera también diversas interpretaciones de las cuestiones éticas y legales relacionadas con los depósitos de material genético, las cuales se hacen evidentes al analizar las recomendaciones sobre el tema que hacen distintas organizaciones internacionales tales como UNESCO, HUGO, OMS, Comités de Ética de la Comunidad Europea y de Australia, “American Society of Human Genetics”, “American College of Medical Genetics”.

  15. Cultural adaptation and validation of the "Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire"--Portuguese version

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    2006-01-01

    The aim of this study was to translate the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) into Portuguese (Portugal) and to evaluate its reliability and validity by use with Portuguese--speaking patients with Fibromyalgia. After translating the FIQ into Portuguese we administered it to 68 patients with Fibromyalgia together with an informed consent, a Portuguese version of the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) and a formulary with the socio-demographic characteristics and duration of the complai...

  16. Subjective happiness scale: a portuguese adolescent validation

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    Dissertação de mestrado em Psicologia Aplicada Nos últimos anos tem havido um aumento crescente no interesse pelo estudo da felicidade e o do bem-estar subjetivo em diferentes áreas e sobre várias perspetivas. Lyubomirsky e Lepper (1999) focam a importância da subjetividade no estudo do processo da felicidade. Destacando o conceito de felicidade nesta investigação e considerando como suporte quer variáveis positivas como a autoestima e a satisfação com a vida, quer variáveis ne...

  17. Banco de sementes de arroz vermelho em sistemas de semeadura de arroz irrigado Red rice seed bank under seeding systems of flooded rice

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    Luis Antonio de Avila

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    Full Text Available O experimento foi conduzido com o objetivo de estimar a variação do banco de sementes viáveis de arroz vermelho (Oryza sativa L., em três sistemas de semeadura de arroz (O. sativa L. irrigado (semeadura convencional, direta e com sementes pré-germinadas, após três anos de cultivo na mesma área, em São Borja, RS, em solo classificado como Planossolo, com infestação média de 150 plantas de arroz vermelho por m² antes da instalação do experimento. A coleta do solo para estimativa do banco de sementes de arroz vermelho foi realizada com um trado cilíndrico de metal de 10cm de diâmetro. Foram realizadas amostragens de solo, com 12 amostras por parcela em duas profundidades (0-1cm e 1-10cm, para retirar os grãos de arroz vermelho, submetê-los ao teste de tetrazólio e determinar sua viabilidade. O experimento foi um bifatorial em blocos ao acaso, com três repetições, com os sistemas de semeadura de arroz como fator principal e as profundidades de coleta como fator secundário. Os dados demonstraram que o número de sementes viáveis de arroz vermelho no solo foi maior na área onde o arroz foi cultivado no sistema de semeadura convencional (1994 sementes/m², com valores intermediários para o sistema de semeadura direta (597 sementes/m² e menores valores para o sistema de semeadura com sementes pré-germinadas (93 sementes/m². Assim, demonstra-se que a semeadura de arroz no sistema de sementes pré-germinadas favorece o controle do arroz vermelho, mantendo a quantidade de sementes em densidades menores do que nos sistemas de semeadura direta e convencional.An experiment was conducted aiming to estimate the variability of viable seeds of red rice (Oryza sativa L. in soil under three rice (O. sativa L. seeding systems: conventional, no-tillage and water seeded. It was located in São Borja, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, in an albaqualf soil with an average of 150 red rice plants per square meter before establishing the

  18. Seed bank from soil of coffee plantations associated with grevillea trees Banco de sementes do solo proveniente de cafezais arborizados com grevílea

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    cada amostra composta, com quatro repetições, que foram identificadas e contadas posteriormente, com auxílio de uma lupa de 10x de aumento. Para determinação da emergência de plântulas, quatro amostras de 1.000 g de solo de cada campo experimental foram levadas para casa de vegetação, sendo analisada a emergência de plântulas, a partir de contagens realizadas aos 15, 30 e 45 dias após a implantação. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o de blocos casualizados, constando de sete tratamentos (solos provenientes de diferentes densidades de árvores e quatro repetições; a parcela experimental foi constituída por uma bandeja plástica (30 x 22 x 6 cm contendo 1.000 g de solo. As variáveis utilizadas para caracterização do banco e sua dinâmica foram: freqüência relativa, densidade relativa, abundância relativa, índice de valor de importância e diversidade de espécies (índice de Shannon-Weaver. Foram verificados maiores índices para sementes e plântulas monocotiledôneas nos tratamentos mantidos a pleno sol.

  19. Why Is It Difficult to Grasp the Impacts of the Portuguese Quality Assurance System?

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    Veiga, Amélia; Rosa, Maria João; Dias, Diana; Amaral, Alberto

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    This article analyses the impacts of the Portuguese quality assurance system on academic cultures, using the Cultural Theory proposed by Douglas (1970, 1982) and developed by Thompson, Ellis and Wildavsky (1990) as an explanatory framework for Portuguese academics' preference formation in relation to quality assessment. The Portuguese higher…

  20. Raising the Achievement of Portuguese Pupils in British Schools: A Case Study of Good Practice

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    Demie, Feyisa; Lewis, Kirstin

    2010-01-01

    The aim of the research was to study the experiences of Portuguese heritage pupils in British schools. The main findings from empirical data suggest Portuguese children are underachieving at the end of primary education but the case study confirms that in good schools Portuguese pupils do well and have made huge improvements over the periods. The…

  1. Negative Transfer from Spanish and English to Portuguese Pronunciation: The Roles of Inhibition and Working Memory

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    Trude, Alison M.; Tokowicz, Natasha

    2011-01-01

    We examined negative transfer from English and Spanish to Portuguese pronunciation. Participants were native English speakers, some of whom spoke Spanish. Participants completed a computer-based Portuguese pronunciation tutorial and then pronounced trained letter-to-sound correspondences in unfamiliar Portuguese words; some shared orthographic…

  2. Decay or defeat ? : an inquiry into the Portuguese decline in Asia 1580-1645

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    Veen, Ernst van

    2000-01-01

    Already in the 1590s the Portuguese in Asia looked upon the Dutch as a threat and most historiography has not been able to get away from the part that the Dutch played in the Indo-Portuguese drama. The decline of the Portuguese-Asian empire was however the result of endogenous and extrageneous

  3. Collective Memories of Portuguese Colonial Action in Africa: Representations of the Colonial Past among Mozambicans and Portuguese Youths

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    Full Text Available Social representations of the colonization and decolonization processes among young people from a former European colonial power (Portugal and from an African ex-colony (Mozambique were investigated through surveys using open- and closed-ended questions about national history, focusing on the identity functions of collective memories. Hegemonic and contested representations were found of the most prominent events related to Portuguese colonization of Mozambique, arousing a range of collective emotions. A central place is occupied by memories of the Colonial War, which ended with the Carnation Revolution in Portugal and the subsequent independence of the Portuguese African colonies. Overall, the depiction of colonialism was more negative for Mozambican than for Portuguese participants. The violent effects of colonial action were very salient in Mozambican memories, which stressed the most oppressive aspects of the colonial period, associated with slave trade and brutal repression. On the Portuguese side, the idealization of the voyages of discovery persisted, obscuring the most violent effects of colonial expansion. However, collective memories of colonization of former colonizer and former colonized do not simply stand opposed. Both Mozambican and Portuguese participants reported ambivalent feelings towards the colonization process.

  4. The Portuguese Cinema, Trans-temporality and the Myth

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    Sara Castelo Branco

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    Full Text Available Eduardo Lourenço has focused some of his research on the historical-mythical relationship of the Portuguese with their country, claiming that they have been living in a kind of hyper-identity, incorporating an obsession with the past, which co-exists with a waiting utopian by future, as is demonstrates the Sebastianism myth. Focused on the representations of trans-temporality, identity, collective memory and myth, The Portuguese Cinema, Trans-temporality and the Myth, concentrated especially in Eduardo Lourenço's work to propose a research on how the identity myths – created and disseminated by Portuguese literature over the centuries – earned imagistic representations in the twentieth and twenty-first century’s, through a cinema that built or deconstructed these historical and patriotic mythological, inscribing image capacities to continually rebuild one mythologized common heritage.

  5. The financial impact of quality audits in portuguese companies

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    Isabel Cristina Passos Batista

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    Full Text Available This paper discusses the main theme the financial implications that Portuguese companies with the implementation and subsequent certification of the Quality System and respective Quality Audits. The literature review shows that companies do not publish financial results on the subject in question, making it necessary to acquire information through a questionnaire. About 126 questionnaires were sent. Our sample is however 32 validados.Pode to complete questionnaires that the top 5 overall benefits or indirect financial benefits for Portuguese companies were, respectively: improving internal organization; improving the company's image; increasing customer satisfaction; continuous improvement in customer service; improving competitive position. In terms of direct financial benefits the 3 main benefits obtained by the companies were: turnover increase; Performance (cost reduction; Increased business productivity. So it is expected to contribute to the knowledge of the impact, notably financial of Quality Management Systems and respective audits in Portuguese companies.

  6. Health care to immigrant and Portuguese pregnant women in Portugal

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    Emília de Carvalho Coutinho

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    Full Text Available This study aimed to assess the care received and the barriers faced by immigrants and Portuguese pregnant women in Portugal. This is an exploratory qualitative study, resorting to applying semi-structured interviews to 60 immigrant and 22 Portuguese women. Content analysis supported by QSR Nvivo10 program was used. The study was approved by an Ethics Committee. The results showed four categories related to affective dimensions-relational, cognitive, technical-instrumental and health care policy for pregnant women. As for the barriers in health care, these were mentioned by some of the expectant mothers, especially immigrant women. Almost all, both immigrant and Portuguese, pregnant women were satisfied with the health care.

  7. The Mark of Importance in Industry Portuguese Moulds

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    Full Text Available The recent creation of a collective brand to promote the Portuguese tooling cluster in international markets such as value appropriation half highlights the need to understand how important brand for Portuguese companies. This implies ascertain what the position that the brand is taking in customers' minds as well as their degree of notoriety and recognition. This study aims to analyze the importance of brand for the various cluster stakeholders, including businesses, educational institutions and research and development, suppliers, associations and customers. As this study at an early stage of implementation of the mark 'Engineering & Tooling from Portugal "it appears that this is seen as an important factor in the competitiveness of Portuguese companies, despite the brand recognition level is still reducing. This work also seeks to provide guidance to enable the cluster to maximize brand value, we propose the strengthening of the promotion plan and the targeting of key brand attributes. Corporate Social; Image tag. 

  8. Operational Research : Congress of APDIO, the Portuguese Operational Research Society

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    This proceedings book presents selected contributions from the XVIII Congress of APDIO (the Portuguese Association of Operational Research) held in Valença on June 28–30, 2017. Prepared by leading Portuguese and international researchers in the field of operations research, it covers a wide range of complex real-world applications of operations research methods using recent theoretical techniques, in order to narrow the gap between academic research and practical applications. Of particular interest are the applications of, nonlinear and mixed-integer programming, data envelopment analysis, clustering techniques, hybrid heuristics, supply chain management, and lot sizing and job scheduling problems. In most chapters, the problems, methods and methodologies described are complemented by supporting figures, tables and algorithms.   The XVIII Congress of APDIO marked the 18th installment of the regular biannual meetings of APDIO – the Portuguese Association of Operational Research. The meetings bring toget...

  9. Brothers in arms? Portuguese and Brazilian journalistic worlds compared

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    Rui Alexandre Novais

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    Full Text Available This study aims to gauge if there is a ‘de-territorialized’ Portuguese speaking journalistic community or whether diverse professional self-perceptions prevail amongst Portuguese and Brazilian counterparts. Based upon an extensive and manifold comparative analysis of 200 questionnaires – comprising the ‘journalism cultures’, their trust on social institutions’ and the ‘perceived influences on news work’ - it contrasts the cultural proximity of both countries, alongside a degree of globalization, with their rather dissimilar respective political and media contexts. It concludes that notwithstanding the expected psychological proximity and some signs of convergence between the two countries, the comparative evidence displays considerable differences which are the result of their respective institutional, social and cultural embedding. Thus, those partially different professional cultures prevent the existence of a translocal Portuguese speaking journalistic culture and corroborate the importance the contextual conditions

  10. BROTHERS IN ARMS? PORTUGUESE AND BRAZILIAN JOURNALISTIC WORLDS COMPARED

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    Full Text Available This study aims to gauge if there is a ‘de-territorialized’ Portuguese speaking journalistic community or whether diverse professional self-perceptions prevail amongst Portuguese and Brazilian counterparts. Based upon an extensive and manifold comparative analysis of 200 questionnaires – comprising the ‘journalism cultures’, their trust on social institutions’ and the ‘perceived influences on news work’ - it contrasts the cultural proximity of both countries, alongside a degree of globalization, with their rather dissimilar respective political and media contexts. It concludes that notwithstanding the expected psychological proximity and some signs of convergence between the two countries, the comparative evidence displays considerable differences which are the result of their respective institutional, social and cultural embedding. Thus, those partially different professional cultures prevent the existence of a translocal Portuguese speaking journalistic culture and corroborate the importance the contextual conditions

  11. Portuguese Cistercian Churches - An acoustic legacy

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    Rodrigues, Fabiel G.; Lanzinha, João C. G.; Martins, Ana M. T.

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    The Cistercian Order (11th century) stands out as an apologist of the simplicity and austerity of the space. According to the Order of Cîteaux, only with an austere space, without any distractions, the true spiritual contemplation is achieved. This Order was an aggregator and consolidator pole during the Christian Reconquest. Thus, as it happens with other Religious Orders, Cîteaux has a vast heritage legacy. This heritage is witness, not only of the historical, but also social, political, and spiritual evolution. This legacy resumes the key principles to an austere liturgy, which requirements, in the beginning, are based on the simplicity of worship and of the connection between man and God. Later, these requirements allowed the development of the liturgy itself and its relation with the believers. Consequently, it can be concisely established an empirical approach between the Cistercian churches and the acoustics conditioning of these spaces. This outcome is fundamental in order to understand the connection between liturgy and the conception of the Cistercian churches as well as the constructed space and its history. So, an analysis of these principles is essential to establish the relation between acoustic and religious buildings design throughout history. It is also a mean of understanding the knowledge of acoustics principles that the Cistercian Order bequeathed to Portugal. This paper presents an empirical approach on Cistercian monastic churches acoustics. These spaces are the place where the greatest acoustic efforts are concentrated and it is also the space where the liturgy reaches greater importance. On the other hand, Portugal is a country which has an important Cistercian legacy over several periods of history. Consequently, the Portuguese Cistercian monastic churches are representative of the development of the liturgy, the design of spaces and of the acoustic requirements of their churches since the 12th century until the 21st century and it is of

  12. Las implicaciones macroeconómicas de las nuevas regulaciones bancarias con respecto al capital en mercados emergentes: un modelo de duopolio adaptado a bancos aversos al riesgo.

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    Full Text Available Con el propósito de analizar el impacto de la nueva regulación de capital de bancos (Basilea II sobre el ciclo económico de una economía emergente, desarrollo un modelo de duopolio compuesto por bancos locales y extranjeros. Los principales resultados son: por medio de la nueva regulación de capital, la evaluación del riesgo crediticio realizada por un banco internacional en un país, no sólo afecta a los préstamos totales de ese país sino también a los activos totales otorgados en otros países. Segundo, cuando los bancos son aversos al riesgo y a medida que la diversificación del portafolio aumenta, el cambio en los préstamos concedidos en un país por un banco internacional como proporción de la inversión inicial, así como el nivel de los prestamos totales de ese país, pueden resultar fuertemente afectados por el comportamiento de un banco que sigue sólo “noticias” a través de la nueva regulación de capital. Finalmente, incluso cuando la diversificación del portafolio crece sin  límite, la implicación macroeconómica de un cambio en la estimación del riesgo crediticio debida a la nueva regulación de capital, aumenta a medida que los bancos son menos aversos al  riesgo.

  13. The Brazilian Portuguese Lexicon: An Instrument for Psycholinguistic Research.

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    Estivalet, Gustavo L; Meunier, Fanny

    2015-01-01

    In this article, we present the Brazilian Portuguese Lexicon, a new word-based corpus for psycholinguistic and computational linguistic research in Brazilian Portuguese. We describe the corpus development, the specific characteristics on the internet site and database for user access. We also perform distributional analyses of the corpus and comparisons to other current databases. Our main objective was to provide a large, reliable, and useful word-based corpus with a dynamic, easy-to-use, and intuitive interface with free internet access for word and word-criteria searches. We used the Núcleo Interinstitucional de Linguística Computacional's corpus as the basic data source and developed the Brazilian Portuguese Lexicon by deriving and adding metalinguistic and psycholinguistic information about Brazilian Portuguese words. We obtained a final corpus with more than 30 million word tokens, 215 thousand word types and 25 categories of information about each word. This corpus was made available on the internet via a free-access site with two search engines: a simple search and a complex search. The simple engine basically searches for a list of words, while the complex engine accepts all types of criteria in the corpus categories. The output result presents all entries found in the corpus with the criteria specified in the input search and can be downloaded as a.csv file. We created a module in the results that delivers basic statistics about each search. The Brazilian Portuguese Lexicon also provides a pseudoword engine and specific tools for linguistic and statistical analysis. Therefore, the Brazilian Portuguese Lexicon is a convenient instrument for stimulus search, selection, control, and manipulation in psycholinguistic experiments, as also it is a powerful database for computational linguistics research and language modeling related to lexicon distribution, functioning, and behavior.

  14. The Brazilian Portuguese Lexicon: An Instrument for Psycholinguistic Research

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    Estivalet, Gustavo L.; Meunier, Fanny

    2015-01-01

    In this article, we present the Brazilian Portuguese Lexicon, a new word-based corpus for psycholinguistic and computational linguistic research in Brazilian Portuguese. We describe the corpus development, the specific characteristics on the internet site and database for user access. We also perform distributional analyses of the corpus and comparisons to other current databases. Our main objective was to provide a large, reliable, and useful word-based corpus with a dynamic, easy-to-use, and intuitive interface with free internet access for word and word-criteria searches. We used the Núcleo Interinstitucional de Linguística Computacional’s corpus as the basic data source and developed the Brazilian Portuguese Lexicon by deriving and adding metalinguistic and psycholinguistic information about Brazilian Portuguese words. We obtained a final corpus with more than 30 million word tokens, 215 thousand word types and 25 categories of information about each word. This corpus was made available on the internet via a free-access site with two search engines: a simple search and a complex search. The simple engine basically searches for a list of words, while the complex engine accepts all types of criteria in the corpus categories. The output result presents all entries found in the corpus with the criteria specified in the input search and can be downloaded as a.csv file. We created a module in the results that delivers basic statistics about each search. The Brazilian Portuguese Lexicon also provides a pseudoword engine and specific tools for linguistic and statistical analysis. Therefore, the Brazilian Portuguese Lexicon is a convenient instrument for stimulus search, selection, control, and manipulation in psycholinguistic experiments, as also it is a powerful database for computational linguistics research and language modeling related to lexicon distribution, functioning, and behavior. PMID:26630138

  15. Impacto de las inversiones en TI en la eficiencia de los bancos argentinos Impacto dos investimentos em TI na eficiência dos bancos argentinos Impact of IT investments on efficiency in Argentinean banks

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    Full Text Available Las tecnologías de información (TI constituyen en la actualidad una herramienta fundamental para el logro de ventajas competitivas en un contexto sumamente cambiante. Resulta relevante conocer el impacto de su utilización sobre el desempeño de las organizaciones, en particular en sectores como el bancario, que realizan un uso intensivo de información. En el presente trabajo se desarrolla un modelo que posibilita evaluar el impacto de las inversiones en TI sobre la eficiencia de las entidades bancarias. Se utilizó la técnica Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA como herramienta de medición de la eficiencia de acuerdo al modelo elaborado sobre la información obtenida de los estados contables de entidades bancarias de la República Argentina. Los resultados obtenidos demostraron que los bancos alcanzaron un buen nivel de eficiencia global. Se encontró que los más eficientes son las sucursales de entidades financieras del exterior y los bancos locales de capital extranjero.A tecnologia da informação (TI é hoje uma ferramenta fundamental para alcançar vantagens competitivas em um ambiente altamente mutável. É importante conhecer o impacto de sua utilização no desempenho das organizações, especialmente em setores como o bancário, que faz uso extensivo de informações. Neste trabalho, desenvolve-se um modelo que permite avaliar o impacto dos investimentos em TI na eficiência dos bancos. Utilizou-se a técnica Análise Envoltória de Dados (Data Envelopment Analysis - DEA como ferramenta para medir a eficiência de acordo com o modelo elaborado com informações obtidas de demonstrações financeiras de bancos na Argentina. Os resultados mostraram que os bancos atingiram um bom nível de eficiência global. Verificou-se que os mais eficientes são os ramos de instituições financeiras estrangeiras e bancos locais com capital estrangeiro.Information Technology (IT represents an essential tool in the achievement of competitive

  16. O que bilíngues bimodais têm a nos dizer sobre desenvolvimento bilíngue?

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    O objetivo deste trabalho é apresentar o que as pesquisas que estamos desenvolvendo com crianças ouvintes, filhas de pais surdos, adquirindo Língua Brasileira de Sinais (Libras) e Português e Língua de Sinais Americana (ASL) e Inglês (Lillo-Martin et al. 2010) têm a nos dizer sobre desenvolvimento bilíngue. Os dados deste estudo fazem parte de um banco de dados de interações espontâneas coletadas longitudinalmente, alternando contextos de aquisição da Libras e do português como língua alvo, no Brasil e dados coletados longitudinalmente. nos mesmos contextos, de crianças adquirindo ASL e inglês1. Além disso, há também dados do estudo experimental com testes aplicados nos dois pares de línguas que se agregam ao presente estudo. Uma visão geral dos estudos desenvolvidos sobre a aquisição bilíngue bimodal por crianças ouvintes, filhas de pais surdos, será apresentada e, então, serão expostos alguns aspectos linguísticos deste tipo de aquisição, considerando as discussões sobre aquisição bilíngue a partir da pesquisa realizada. PMID:24431480

  17. Demanda de mano de obra y rentabilidad de bancos forrajeros en Esparza, Costa Rica

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    Full Text Available En Esparza (Costa Rica se evaluó la viabilidad de invertir en bancos forrajeros (BF como alternativa de suplementación para vacas en sistema doble propósito durante la época seca (125 días. Se usaron como indicadores de rentabilidad el Valor Presente Neto (VPN y la Tasa Interna de Retorno (TIR. Se realizó un análisis de sensibilidad para el incremento del precio de la leche, los concentrados, la gallinaza y la mano de obra. Los modelos se elaboraron comparando los BF de plantas leñosas perennes de corte y acarreo de Cratylia argentea + caña de azúcar (Saccharum officinarum (BFC y de ramoneo Leucaena leucocephala (BFL vs. suplementos comerciales tipos concentrado y gallinaza. En los BFC se requirieron 71.1 jornales/año y el análisis financiero indicó que son rentables al compararlos con la gallinaza (VPN = US$362.2, TIR = 17% y concentrados (VPN = US$1953.9; TIR=39%. En BFL se requirieron 13 jornales/año y fueron igualmente rentables en comparación con gallinaza (VPN = US$1594.7; TIR = 21% y con concentrados (VPN = US$3619.6; TIR=35%. Los modelos fueron sensibles a la producción y cambios de precios en la leche, gallinaza, concentrados y el valor del jornal. Los BF son una buena alternativa para la suplementación de ganado en la época seca y una importante fuente de empleo en la región; sin embargo, los altos costos de la mano de obra contratada pueden limitar la adopción.

  18. Demanda de mano de obra y rentabilidad de bancos forrajeros en Esparza, Costa Rica

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    Sánchez Sarmiento Luz Yaneth

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    Full Text Available En Esparza (Costa Rica se evaluó la viabilidad de invertir en bancos forrajeros (BF como alternativa de suplementación para vacas en sistema doble propósito durante la época seca (125 días. Se usaron como indicadores de rentabilidad el Valor Presente Neto (VPN y la Tasa Interna de Retorno (TIR. Se realizó un análisis de sensibilidad para el incremento del precio de la leche, los concentrados, la gallinaza y la mano de obra. Los modelos se elaboraron comparando los BF de plantas leñosas perennes de corte y acarreo de Cratylia argentea + caña de azúcar (Saccharum officinarum (BFC y de ramoneo Leucaena leucocephala (BFL vs. suplementos comerciales tipos concentrado y gallinaza. En los BFC se requirieron 71.1 jornales/año y el análisis financiero indicó que son rentables al compararlos con la gallinaza (VPN = US$362.2, TIR = 17% y concentrados (VPN = US$1953.9; TIR=39%. En BFL se requirieron 13 jornales/año y fueron igualmente rentables en comparación con gallinaza (VPN = US$1594.7; TIR = 21% y con concentrados (VPN = US$3619.6; TIR=35%. Los modelos fueron sensibles a la producción y cambios de precios en la leche, gallinaza, concentrados y el valor del jornal. Los BF son una buena alternativa para la suplementación de ganado en la época seca y una importante fuente de empleo en la región; sin embargo, los altos costos de la mano de obra contratada pueden limitar la adopción.

  19. A EDUCAÇÃO SECUNDÁRIA NA AMÉRICA LATINA COMO UM DIREITO DEMOCRÁTICO E UNIVERSAL: UMA ANÁLISE DE DOCUMENTOS DO BANCO MUNDIAL E DO BANCO INTERAMERICANO DE DESENVOLVIMENTO

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    * Professor da Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), da Universidad Nacional San Martin (UNSAM) e da Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP). E-mail: ** Doutor em Educação (Política Educacional) pelo Institute of Education - University of London. Professor do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Educação da Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa - UEPG. E-mail: artigo apresenta uma análise de documentos recentes do Banco Mundial e ...

  20. The subversive war deals with the Portuguese Strategic School and the portuguese experience in the African colonial wars

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    Full Text Available Subversive war has returned to have increased importance in different international scenarios in which major Western powers are involved. These complex scenarios, in some cases even insurgency and counter-insurgency phenomena, were joined by a very different phenomenon: terrorism. Therefore, and given the conceptual confusion and baneful practical consequences of a misevaluation of what a subversive war and concomitant strategies mean, it is imperative to revisit through the doctrine of the Portuguese School of Strategy and the Portuguese experience in the field, as they configure, even today, judicious axes to understand the nature of the typology of the conflict in question.

  1. EL PAPEL DE LA REPUTACIÓN, EL BOCA-OREJA, LA CONFIANZA Y LA INCERTIDUMBRE EN LA CONTRATACIÓN DE UN BANCO

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    de Obesso Grijalvo, Ana María

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available ¿Qué factores influyen en los consumidores cuando tiene que elegir un banco con el que contratar en situaciones de información asimétrica? Es una situación en que la empresa normalmente posee más información que los consumidores, lo que les genera incertidumbre ante un posible comportamiento empresarial oportunista. Para reducirla, el consumidor puede recurrir, por un lado, a señales que envía el propio banco al mercado, como su reputación, y por otro lado, a la búsqueda de información más informal, la comunicación boca-oreja (WOM positiva de conocidos para generar o aumentar su confianza y, a través de esta, desarrollar una intención de contratar con un banco y no con otros. Las relaciones entre esas variables se testaron con una muestra de 155 usuarios de banca cuando aún no habían trabajado con un determinado banco. Los resultados indican la importancia de la reputación del banco y la información positiva recibida de prescriptores para generar confianza, pero con diferencias en función del grado de incertidumbre ex ante percibida, que modera esas relaciones.

  2. Screening de hiv en bancos de sangre evaluación de los equipos de cuarta generación

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    F. Canna

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    Full Text Available La determinación de Ag p24 del virus HIV es recomendada por la Asociación Argentina de Hemoterapia e Inmunohematología para el tamizaje de HIV en los bancos de sangre de Argentina. La implementación de dicha determinación en el banco de sangre de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC implicó un costo elevado para el nulo beneficio obtenido. Se evaluó la eficiencia del ensayo combinado Ag/Ac ELISA de 4ta generación para el screening de HIV, en comparación a la estrategia actualmente utilizada en el banco de sangre de la UNC (ELISA 3ra generación + ELISA Ag p24. Se utilizaron 11 muestras de suero de pacientes infectados con HIV en etapa temprana de seroconversión, 27 muestras de suero de individuos infectados en etapa asintomática de la infección y 39 muestras de suero de individuos no infectados. Se demostró igual sensibilidad (100% y una especificidad menor para el equipo de 4ta generación (95.1% frente al equipo de 3ra generación (97.5%. El ensayo de Ag p24 falló en la detección de 2 muestras HIV tempranas. La alta sensibilidad y especificidad demostradas por los equipos de 3ra y 4ta generación, indica que ambos son adecuados para el tamizaje de HIV en bancos de sangre. Sin embargo, el ELISA de 4ta generación podría ser implementado en los bancos de sangre regionales como una alternativa de menor costo a la estrategia actualmente utilizada. Esta alternativa resulta viable hasta tanto sea posible incorporar en los bancos de sangre la detección de ARN de HIV por técnicas moleculares.Use of detection tests for p24 HIV antigen (p24Ag in blood banks in Argentina is recommended by the Argentinean Society of Hemotherapy and Immunohematology. In the blood bank of the National University of Cordoba (Argentina, the recent implementation of the p24Ag screening test has considerably increased the cost of the battery of screening tests and its use in all blood donations has not produced the benefits expected. A 4th generation EIA

  3. A epilepsia nos tumores cerebrais

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    Full Text Available De 411 casos de tumores cerebrais foram estudados 86 (19,4% que apresentaram manifestações epilépticas. A epilepsia foi estudada quanto à duração, ao tipo de manifestação e à severidade, em relação à natureza e à localização dos tumores cerebrais. A análise dos resultados permitiu aos autores chegarem às seguintes conclusões: 1 a epilepsia incidiu em 19,4% dos casos; 2 o oligodendroglioma, as metástases carcinomatosas e o glioblastoma multiforme foram, pela ordem, os tumores mais epileptogênicos; 3 as áreas frontal, parietal e temporal foram, nessa ordem, as localizações mais epileptogênicas; 4 os carcinomas metastáticos predominaram nos casos com epilepsia com menos de um ano de evolução, enquanto que os astrocitomas predominaram nos casos com mais de três anos; quanto à topografia, predominou a região frontal no primeiro grupo e a temporal, no segundo; 5 nas formas mais severas de epilepsia predominaram os oligodendrogliomas e os meningeomas, quanto à natureza, e a região frontotemporal e a foice, quanto à localização; 6 os craniofaringeomas e os meduloblastomas foram os tumores que mais freqüentemente determinaram o aparecimento de convulsões puras; nesses casos, a sela túrsica e a fossa posterior foram as sedes mais freqüentes; 7 os carcinomas metastáticos e os meningeomas, quanto à natureza, e as regiões frontoparietal e parietal, quanto à localização, foram os mais freqüentemente encontrados nos casos com crises de tipo bravais-jacksoniano.

  4. A metodologia adotada para a construção de um banco de questões de geometria

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    Aline Silva De Bona

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    Full Text Available O trabalho apresenta a metodologia construída por uma professora e um licenciando em Matemática para desenvolver um banco de questões de geometria, segundo três tipos de enunciado e em três níveis de dificuldade. Tal banco de questões será parte integrante de um aplicativo que visa verificar previamente os conhecimentos dos estudantes ingressantes no ensino superior, particularmente, do curso de Licenciatura em Matemática do IFRS–Campus Osório. O objetivo do trabalho é compartilhar a forma de trabalho da seleção e classificação das questões a compor o banco. A metodologia é um relato de experiência de cunho qualitativo, e significativo a todos licenciando de matemática pelo apontamento do quanto é complexo e exige estudos construir atividades de sala de aula. As questões selecionadas são todas públicas, ou seja, compiladas a partir de processos seletivos públicos de nível médio. Aponta-se como resultado parcial a experiência de se planejar atividades desde a sua seleção, classificação e organização para um futuro docente, pois exige estudos de matemática e educação matemática, e essa ação será frequente na sua vida profissional de acordo com o ano da escola básica que selecionará.

  5. Seroprevalencia de marcadores de infecciones transmisibles por vía transfusional en banco de sangre de Colombia

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    Jair Alberto Patiño Bedoya

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar la seroprevalencia de marcadores de infecciones transmisibles por vía transfusional. MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal con fuente de información secundaria, basada en los resultados de pruebas biológicas en los donantes de un banco de sangre de Medellín, Colombia, de 2007 a 2010. Se determinó la seroprevalencia de los marcadores de infección y se compararon según sexo y tipo de donante a través de análisis de frecuencias, chi cuadrado, Fisher y razones de prevalencia. RESULTADOS: La población de base estuvo conformada por 65.535 donantes de los cuales, 3,3% presentaran al menos una prueba biológica positiva. El marcador más prevalente en las pruebas del banco de sangre fue sífilis (1,2%, seguido de tripanosomiasis (1,0%, virus de la hepatitis C (VHC (0,6%, virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH (0,5% y virus de la hepatitis B (VHB (0,2%. Con base en el laboratorio de referencia se halló una prevalencia de 0,6% para sífilis, 0,1% para VHB y 0% para VHC, VIH y Chagas. Se hallaron diferencias estadísticas en la prevalencia de VHB y sífilis según sexo y tipo de donante. CONCLUSIONES: Los resultados son coherentes con las prevalencias dadas por la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS y se pueden correlacionar con la prevalencia mundial de las infecciones transmisibles por via transfusional. Los resultados hallados en las pruebas del banco de sangre posibilitan la disminución del riesgo transfusional pero limitan la optimización de recursos al excluir donantes clasificados como falsos positivos.

  6. Overweight and obesity in Portuguese children: prevalence and correlates.

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    Gomes, Thayse Natacha; Katzmarzyk, Peter T; dos Santos, Fernanda K; Souza, Michele; Pereira, Sara; Maia, José A R

    2014-11-03

    There are widespread differences in overweight/obesity prevalence in children, and understanding the reasons for this is very important. The present study aims: (I) to conduct a meta-analysis on overweight/obesity prevalence in Portuguese children; (II) to identify differences in biological and behavioural characteristics between normal-weight and overweight/obese children; and (III) to investigate the importance of individual- and school-level correlates of variation in children's BMI using multilevel modelling. A search was done for all published papers including Portuguese children during the last decade; further, 686 Portuguese children (9-11 years old) were sampled and their BMI, family income, maturity offset, nutritional habits, physical activity, sedentariness, sleep time, and school environment information were collected. Results showed a stabilization of overweight/obesity during the last decade, 30.6% (95%CI: 0.287-0.34) for boys, 28.4% (95%CI: 0.23-0.35) for girls, and 30.3% (95%CI: 0.27-0.34) for boys and girls together. Differences between weight groups were only found in individual-level biological traits. The multilevel analysis did not identify significant contributions of school-level variables to children's BMI variation. In conclusion, no increase was found in the prevalence of overweight/obesity among Portuguese children since 2000. Normal-weight and overweight/obese children only differ in individual-level characteristics, and school context variables were not related to variation in BMI.

  7. Tense Usage Analysis in Verb Distribution in Brazilian Portuguese.

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    This section of a four-part research project investigating the syntax of Brazilian Portuguese presents data concerning tense usage in verb distribution. The data are derived from the analysis of selected literary samples from representative and contemporary writers. The selection of authors and tabulation of data are also described. Materials…

  8. Genetic evaluation of Addison's disease in the Portuguese Water Dog

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    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Addison's disease, also known as hypoadrenocorticism, has been reported in many individual dogs, although some breeds exhibit a greater incidence than the population as a whole. Addison's is presumed to be an autoimmune mediated hereditary defect but the mode of inheritance remains unclear. In particular, the heritability and mode of inheritance have not been defined for the Portuguese Water Dog although Addison's is known to be prevalent in the breed. Results The analyses present clear evidence that establishes Addison's disease as an inherited disorder in the Portuguese Water Dog with an estimate of heritability of 0.49 (± 0.16; there were no differences in risk for disease across sexes (p > 0.49. Further, the complex segregation analysis provides suggestive evidence that Addison's disease in the Portuguese Water Dog is inherited under the control of a single, autosomal recessive locus. Conclusion The high heritability and mode of inheritance of Addison's disease in the Portuguese Water Dog should enable the detection of segregating markers in a genome-wide scan and the identification of a locus linked to Addison's. Though the confirmation of Addison's disease as an autosomal recessive disorder must wait until the gene is identified, breeders of these dogs may wish to keep the present findings in mind as they plan their breeding programs to select against producing affected dogs.

  9. Genetic evaluation of Addison's disease in the Portuguese Water Dog.

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    Oberbauer, A M; Bell, J S; Belanger, J M; Famula, T R

    2006-05-02

    Addison's disease, also known as hypoadrenocorticism, has been reported in many individual dogs, although some breeds exhibit a greater incidence than the population as a whole. Addison's is presumed to be an autoimmune mediated hereditary defect but the mode of inheritance remains unclear. In particular, the heritability and mode of inheritance have not been defined for the Portuguese Water Dog although Addison's is known to be prevalent in the breed. The analyses present clear evidence that establishes Addison's disease as an inherited disorder in the Portuguese Water Dog with an estimate of heritability of 0.49 (+/- 0.16); there were no differences in risk for disease across sexes (p > 0.49). Further, the complex segregation analysis provides suggestive evidence that Addison's disease in the Portuguese Water Dog is inherited under the control of a single, autosomal recessive locus. The high heritability and mode of inheritance of Addison's disease in the Portuguese Water Dog should enable the detection of segregating markers in a genome-wide scan and the identification of a locus linked to Addison's. Though the confirmation of Addison's disease as an autosomal recessive disorder must wait until the gene is identified, breeders of these dogs may wish to keep the present findings in mind as they plan their breeding programs to select against producing affected dogs.

  10. Funding Allocation and Staff Management. A Portuguese Example

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    Rosa, Maria Joao; Amado, Diana; Amaral, Alberto

    2009-01-01

    For many years the Portuguese Ministry of Education used a funding formula to allocate the State budget to public higher education institutions. Some of its major objectives were higher enrolments and allocation equity. As the expenditure on salaries was a major component of the budget, the formula was supposed to force convergence to established…

  11. Nature of Science and Models: Comparing Portuguese Prospective Teachers' Views

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    Torres, Joana; Vasconcelos, Clara

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    Despite the relevance of nature of science and scientific models in science education, studies reveal that students do not possess adequate views regarding these topics. Bearing in mind that both teachers' views and knowledge strongly influence students' educational experiences, the main scope of this study was to evaluate Portuguese prospective…

  12. Portuguese validation of the children's eating attitudes test

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The Eating Attitudes Test (EAT is the most widely used instrument for evaluating eating disorders in adults and adolescents in a variety of cultures and samples. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyse the psychometric properties of the Portuguese version of the Children's Eating Attitudes Test (ChEAT. METHOD: Nine hundred and fifty-six Portuguese secondary students (565 girls and 391 boys answered the ChEAT. The test-retest reliability was obtained with data from 206 participants from the total sample who re-answered the questionnaire after 4-6 weeks. Psychometric analyses were carried out for the total sample and separately for girls and boys. RESULTS: Internal consistency and test-retest reliability were satisfactory. Principal components factorial analysis yielded four factors in the total sample, accounting for 42.35% of the total variance. Factor structure was similar in the total sample and in both genders. Factors were labelled: F1 "Fear of Getting Fat", F2 "Restrictive and Purgative Behaviours", F3 "Food Preoccupation" and F4 "Social Pressure to Eat". The concurrent validity, explored using the Contour Drawing Figure Rating Scale (CDRS was high. DISCUSSION: The Portuguese version of the ChEAT is a valid and useful instrument for the evaluation of abnormal eating attitudes and behaviours among Portuguese adolescents.

  13. Students in Higher Education Governance: The Portuguese Case

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    Cardoso, Sonia; dos Santos, Sergio Machado

    2011-01-01

    This article aims at analysing and discussing student participation in Portuguese higher education institutions and, specifically, in university governance. In a first moment, it describes this participation under both the previous (1988-2007) and the new legal frameworks (since 2007). A discussion of the changes introduced by this last framework…

  14. Evaluation of genetic diversity of Portuguese Pinus sylvestris L.

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Genetics; Volume 92; Online resources. Evaluation of genetic diversity of Portuguese Pinus sylvestris L. populations based on molecular data and inferences about the future use of this germplasm. J. Cipriano A. Carvalho C. Fernandes M. J. Gaspar J. Pires J. Bento L. Roxo J. Louzada J. Lima- ...

  15. The Faculty Conjugated as Feminine: A Portrait of Portuguese Academia

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    Dias, Diana; Sa, Maria Jose; de Lourdes Machado-Taylor, Maria

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    Portuguese higher education is changing, with a significant impact on academic careers, reinforcing the academic "estate." The focus of this paper is the analysis not only of the gender differences per se, but it also relates them to other variables such as the higher education subsystem, career positioning, the sociocultural background…

  16. The portuguese research reactor: A tool for the next century

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    2000-01-01

    A short presentation is made of the Portuguese Research Reactor utilisation, its problems and the solutions found. Starting with the initial calibration and experiments the routine operation at full power follows. The problems then encountered which drove to the refurbishment are referred. The present status of the system is then presented and from that conclusions for the future are derived. (author)

  17. Sickly Americans, Kindly Portuguese, and Lithuanian Couch Potatoes.

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    Bracey, Gerald W.

    2000-01-01

    Of 27 countries in a World Health Organization survey, American children report the most physical complaints, Portuguese children are most kind to one another, and Lithuanians watch more TV. U.S. and Czech teens are great dieters. Northern Irish, Scottish, and Finnish youngsters love computer games. (MLH)

  18. The Approaches to Studying of Portuguese Students of Introductory Accounting

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    Teixeira, Cláudia; Gomes, Delfina; Borges, Janete

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    The focus of this paper is an investigation into the approaches to studying of Portuguese students of introductory accounting using the short version of the ASSIST instrument. In doing so, it also examined the impact upon the strategy adopted of the discipline area of students and gender. The results validate the use of the inventory with students…

  19. The Portuguese Experience with Public-Private Partnerships

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    Miranda Sarmento, J.; Renneboog, L.D.R.

    2014-01-01

    Abstract: This paper documents the Portuguese experience in Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). Since 1993, Portugal has been using PPPs intensively, mainly for highway construction and in the health sector. This has enabled the country to close the infrastructure gap and avoid the budget

  20. Genetic diversity among old Portuguese bread wheat cultivars and ...

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Genetics; Volume 88; Issue 3. Genetic diversity among old Portuguese bread wheat cultivars and botanical varieties evaluated by ITS rDNA PCR-RFLP markers. A. Carvalho H. Guedes-Pinto J. Lima-Brito. Research Note Volume 88 Issue 3 December 2009 pp 363-367 ...

  1. Supplementary data: Genetic diversity among old Portuguese bread ...

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    Table 1. Passport data of the old Portuguese bread wheat cultivars (2n = 6x = 42;. AABBDD). Cultivar passport code Botanical variety. Cultivar name. 1 milturum. Alentejano. 23 milturum. Eborense. 33 milturum. Galego Rapado. 51 milturum. Mocho de Espiga Ruiva. 4 lutescens. Almadense. 34 lutescens. Gentil Rosso. 48.

  2. The Portuguese Language on the Gold Coast, 1471-1807

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  3. Health Service Quality Scale: Brazilian Portuguese translation, reliability and validity.

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    Rocha, Luiz Roberto Martins; Veiga, Daniela Francescato; e Oliveira, Paulo Rocha; Song, Elaine Horibe; Ferreira, Lydia Masako

    2013-01-17

    The Health Service Quality Scale is a multidimensional hierarchical scale that is based on interdisciplinary approach. This instrument was specifically created for measuring health service quality based on marketing and health care concepts. The aim of this study was to translate and culturally adapt the Health Service Quality Scale into Brazilian Portuguese and to assess the validity and reliability of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the instrument. We conducted a cross-sectional, observational study, with public health system patients in a Brazilian university hospital. Validity was assessed using Pearson's correlation coefficient to measure the strength of the association between the Brazilian Portuguese version of the instrument and the SERVQUAL scale. Internal consistency was evaluated using Cronbach's alpha coefficient; the intraclass (ICC) and Pearson's correlation coefficients were used for test-retest reliability. One hundred and sixteen consecutive postoperative patients completed the questionnaire. Pearson's correlation coefficient for validity was 0.20. Cronbach's alpha for the first and second administrations of the final version of the instrument were 0.982 and 0.986, respectively. For test-retest reliability, Pearson's correlation coefficient was 0.89 and ICC was 0.90. The culturally adapted, Brazilian Portuguese version of the Health Service Quality Scale is a valid and reliable instrument to measure health service quality.

  4. The Implementation of Sustainability Practices in Portuguese Higher Education Institutions

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    Aleixo, Ana Marta; Azeiteiro, Ulisses; Leal, Susana

    2018-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this work is to analyze the current state of implementation of sustainability development (SD) in Portuguese higher education institutions (HEIs). Design/methodology/approach: A questionnaire was developed to measure the level of implementation of SD practices in HEIs as well as the number of rankings, certifications and…

  5. Towards a syntactic analysis of European Portuguese cognate objects

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    Celda Morgado Choupina

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The present paper aims at discussing selected syntactic aspects of cognate objects in European Portuguese, along the lines of Distributed Morphology (Haugen, 2009. Cognate objects may be readily discovered in numerous human languages, including European Portuguese (Chovia uma chuva miudinha. It is assumed in papers devoted to their English counterparts that they belong to various subclasses. Indeed, some of them are genuine cognates (to sleep a sleep... or hyponyms (to dance a jig; Hale & Keyser, 2002. It turns out that in European Portuguese, they can be split into four different categories: (i genuine cognate objects (chorar um choro..., (ii similar cognate objects (dançar uma dança (iii objects hyponyms (dançar um tango and (iv prepositional cognate objects (morrer de uma morte .... There are, then, significant differences between various classes of cognate objects: whereas the genuine ones call imperatively for a restrictive modifier and a definite article, the remaining ones admit it only optionally. It might be concluded, then, that a lexicalist theory set up along the lines of Hale and Keyser is unable to deal successfully with distributional facts proper to various classes of cognate constructions in European Portuguese. That is why the present study is conducted more in accordance with syntactic principles of Distributed Morphology, with a strong impact of hypotheses put forward by Haugen (2009.

  6. Individualism and collectivism: what differences between Portuguese and Romanian adolescents?

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    Ciochină, Laura; Faria, Luísa

    2009-11-01

    This article presents the results of a series of preliminary comparisons, between the Portuguese and Romanian cultural contexts, on the individualism-collectivism (IND/COL) cultural dimension. The IND/COL was evaluated with the Individualism-Collectivism Questionnaire - ICQ -, constructed in New Zealand by Shulruf, Hattie and Dixon (2003, Anonymous Questionnaire of Self-Attitudes - AQSA), and adapted to the Portuguese and Romanian contexts by Ciochină and Faria (2007), using studies of confirmatory factor analysis. The ICQ composed by 26 items, 15 evaluating the IND scale--with three subscales (Uniqueness, Competition and Responsibility)--, and 11 evaluating the COL scale--with two subscales (Harmony and Advice)--, was administered to 395 subjects, 200 Portuguese and 195 Romanian, 10th and 12th graders. On the whole, in the Portuguese and Romanian samples, the multivariate and univariate statistical analyses evidenced the existence of two independent variables--gender and cultural context--, with significant effects, main and of interaction, on the scales and subscales of the ICQ. The results were discussed taking into consideration the specificities of the educational systems in the two cultural contexts, which are inevitably shaped by socio-cultural factors characteristic of the two countries considered in the present study--Portugal and Romania.

  7. Clinical predictive factors for endometriosis in a Portuguese infertile population

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    Calhaz-Jorge, C.; Mol, Ben W.; Nunes, J.; Costa, A. P.

    2004-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Endometriosis is an important clinical situation associated with subfertility. It would be very useful to identify patients at increased risk for endometriosis prior to laparoscopy. In the present study, we evaluate the demographic and clinical characteristics in a cohort of Portuguese

  8. Competencia Comunicativa em Portuges (Communicative Competence in Portuguese).

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    Paiva, Ricardo

    A textbook designed to give speech and writing practice to intermediate and advanced students of Portuguese as a second language includes 14 units intended to cover two semesters' work with approximately five hours per week of instruction. The units typically include: a text forming the basis for free conversation and practice of language…

  9. Health service quality scale: Brazilian Portuguese translation, reliability and validity

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    2013-01-01

    Background The Health Service Quality Scale is a multidimensional hierarchical scale that is based on interdisciplinary approach. This instrument was specifically created for measuring health service quality based on marketing and health care concepts. The aim of this study was to translate and culturally adapt the Health Service Quality Scale into Brazilian Portuguese and to assess the validity and reliability of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the instrument. Methods We conducted a cross-sectional, observational study, with public health system patients in a Brazilian university hospital. Validity was assessed using Pearson’s correlation coefficient to measure the strength of the association between the Brazilian Portuguese version of the instrument and the SERVQUAL scale. Internal consistency was evaluated using Cronbach’s alpha coefficient; the intraclass (ICC) and Pearson’s correlation coefficients were used for test-retest reliability. Results One hundred and sixteen consecutive postoperative patients completed the questionnaire. Pearson’s correlation coefficient for validity was 0.20. Cronbach's alpha for the first and second administrations of the final version of the instrument were 0.982 and 0.986, respectively. For test-retest reliability, Pearson’s correlation coefficient was 0.89 and ICC was 0.90. Conclusions The culturally adapted, Brazilian Portuguese version of the Health Service Quality Scale is a valid and reliable instrument to measure health service quality. PMID:23327598

  10. English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese? Code Choice and Austrian Export

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    Lavric, Eva; Back, Bernhard

    2009-01-01

    This article deals with how "export oriented Austrian companies effect code choice in their business relationships with customers from Romance language speaking countries". The focus lies on the most widespread Romance languages, therefore on French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese speaking customers.The question of code choice in export…

  11. Brazilian Portuguese and German in contact in two virtual communities

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    Layla Cristina Iapechino Souto

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an analysis of code-switching between Brazilian Portuguese and German language in two virtual communities on Facebook: Brasileiros em Berlim and Brasileiros e Brasileiras em Berlim. We have adopted the concepts of durability, permeability and liminality traced by Zinkhahn-Rhobodes (2015 to observe the permeability of the linguistic border between these two languages. 

  12. GOVERNANÇA NOS MERCADOS EMERGENTES

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    Valdir de Jesus Lameira

    2009-07-01

    site do Banco Mundial. Posteriormente utilizou-se o método de regressões lineares múltiplas de modo a investigar possíveis relações estatísticas entre as variáveis. Os resultados apontam para a existência de uma relação positiva entre governança e renda per capita e negativa entre governança e crescimento econômico entre outras relações relevantes.

  13. Análise tridimensional da situação dos bancos de alimentos de Minas Gerais, Brasil

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    Tenuta, Natalia de Oliveira

    2014-01-01

    Bancos de Alimentos (BA) são equipamentos públicos de segurança alimentar e nutricional destinados a captar alimentos prioritariamente perdidos ao longo da cadeia produtiva e distribuir para pessoas em vulnerabilidade social e insegurança alimentar. Como toda política pública, os BAs necessitam de avaliações permanentes, contribuindo para a tomada de decisão e adequada alocação de recursos públicos. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi avaliar os BAs, baseando-se na tríade estrutura-processo-resu...

  14. Descripción de la Estructura Organizacional del Area de Responsabilidad Social del Banco Av Villas

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    Malaver Ruiz, Juan Diego; Peña Ballen, Karen Tatiana

    2014-01-01

    Este proyecto describe el área de responsabilidad social, del Banco AV VILLAS. Para llevar a cabo esta descripción se estudiaran varios aspectos, como la importancia que la Responsabilidad Social tiene dentro de la organización, la estructura que la conforma, las acciones que se llevan a cabo bajo este concepto, las personas que se ven implicadas directa o indirectamente, entre otros. Se especifican los componentes de la estructura organizacional del área de responsabilidad social y...

  15. Propuesta de clasificación de un banco de voces con fines de identificación forense

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    Fernanda López-Escobedo; Julián Solórzano-Soto

    2016-01-01

    En este artículo se presenta el proyecto que se desarrolla para proponer una clasificación de un banco de voces con fines de identificación forense. Se expone la manera en que la información lingüística puede ser utilizada en una base de datos para reducir el número de falsos positivos y falsos negativos que resultan cuando se llevan a cabo comparaciones automatizadas para la identificación forense de voz. En particular, se abordan los fenómenos fonéticos que se han propuesto para realizar un...

  16. Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Portuguese version of the Living with Asthma Questionnaire

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    R. Soles Gonçalves

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To translate and culturally adapt the Living with Asthma Questionnaire (LWAQ to the Portuguese language and to test its reliability and validity. Methods: The Portuguese version of this disease-specific health-related quality of life measure was obtained with forward/backward translations, consensus panels and a pre-test. The Portuguese LWAQ and Medical Outcomes Study – 36 item Short Form (SF-36 questionnaires, and a form for the characteristics of the patients were administered to 61 subjects with asthma. Results: Reliability of LWAQ scores was good with Cronbach's alpha coefficients ranging from 0.70 to 0.97 [with the exception of “preoccupation” (0.62 construct, and “sleep” (0.67 and “effects on others” (0.47 domains] and intraclass correlation coefficients between 0.86 and 0.99. Construct validity was supported by the confirmation of predefined hypotheses involving expected significant correlations between LWAQ total, constructs and domains, and SF-36 dimensions with similar content. Conclusion: The Portuguese LWAQ exhibited suitable psychometric properties, in terms of internal consistency, reproducibility and construct validity. Resumo: Objetivo: Traduzir e adaptar culturalmente o Living with Asthma Questionnaire (LWAQ para a língua portuguesa e testar a sua fiabilidade e validade. Métodos: A versão portuguesa desta medida de qualidade de vida relacionada com a saúde, específica de doença, foi obtida através de traduções e retroversões, painéis de consenso e pré-teste. A versão portuguesa dos questionários LWAQ e Medical Outcomes Study - 36 item Short Form (SF-36, e um formulário das características dos doentes foram administrados a 61 asmáticos. Resultados: A fiabilidade das pontuações do LWAQ foi considerada boa com coeficientes alfa de Cronbach a variarem entre 0,70 e 0,97 [com exceção do constructo «preocupações» (0

  17. Análise SWOT global da exploração dos suínos da raça Bísara

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    2015-01-01

    A procura mundial de produtos de origem animal aumentará cerca de 70% em 2050. Estima-se que mil milhões de pobres dependam dos animais para a sua alimentação e criação de riqueza (FAO, 2014). A raça Bísara, são suínos autóctones portugueses do tronco Celta em risco de extinção. Apesar do seu reduzido efetivo representa para as populações locais um elevado peso económico e social. Este trabalho tem como objetivo, fazer uma caracterização atual da suinicultura, com base nos suínos da ra...

  18. Descobrimentos portugueses: (desintegração do índio brasileiro

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    Caio César Boschi

    2001-03-01

    Full Text Available A chegada dos portugueses às terras da América do Sul, como sabido, trouxe consigo significativas alterações nos quadros mentais dos europeus. A(s forma(s de percepção do indígena foi (foram uma das mais desconcertantes delas. Desde então, a respeito dos desencontros e conflitos, multiplicados estudos, debates e textos vêm sendo produzidos. Todavia, dentre outros aspectos, importa enfatizar a necessidadede se romper com uma visão maniqueísta através da qual esses temassão, predominantemente, abordados pela historiografia. Assim, tornase imperiosa uma discussão interativa entre a europeização dos povos nativos sul-americanos e o processo de exclusão histórica desses últimos. Chamar a atenção para esse enfoque da questão é o objetivo da intervenção anunciada em epígrafe.

  19. Banco de dientes: una alternativa para la rehabilitación de dientes temporales anterosuperiores

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    Débora Vasconcelos Pereira

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    Full Text Available Existe una gran necesidad de rehabilitar el sector anterosuperior en pacientes con dentición temporal destruida por caries o traumatismos para reestablecer su función y estética y mejorar el perfil psicológico del niño. Se presenta la técnica de reposición de coronas y fragmentos para la reconstrucción de dientes temporales anterosuperiores a partir de un banco de dientes, realizada en la disciplina de odontopediatría de la Facultad de Odontología, en la Universidad de Sao Paulo. Se presentan diferentes indicaciones de esta técnica, para rehabilitación de coronas y fragmentos dentarios en el sector anterosuperior en la dentición temporal. El tiempo de seguimiento clínico radiográfico promedio fue de 6 meses, período en el cual se observaron excelentes resultados en relación con la estética, retención, resistencia y función, lo que demostró una alternativa de restauración en pacientes con destrucciones precoces en dientes temporales anterosuperiores.There is a great need to rehabilitate the anterosuperior sector in patients with temporal teething destroyed by caries or traumatisms so as to reestablish its function and aesthetics and to improve the psychological profile of the child. It is presented the technique of replacement of crowns and fragments for the reconstruction of temporal anterosuperior teeth starting from a tooth bank. This technique is applied within the discipline of odontopediatrics at the Faculty of Odontology, in the University of Sao Paulo. Different indications for the rehabilitation of crowns and dental fragments in the anterosuperior sector of temporal teething are shown. The average time of the clinical and radiological follow-up was 6 months. During this period, excellent results in connection with aesthetics, retention, resistance, and function were observed, which demonstrated that it is an alternative of restoration for patients with early destructions of temporal anterosuperior teeth.

  20. PREFERÊNCIA PELA LIQUIDEZ DOS BANCOS NO BRASIL: UMA INVESTIGAÇÃO EMPÍRICA COM DADOS EM PAINEL DINÂMICO

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    Fernando da Silva Vinhado

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    Full Text Available No exercício de suas atividades de intermediador financeiro, os bancos aplicam os recursos captados em ativos financeiros de maior ou menor liquidez, com consequente impacto na rentabilidade, gerando, segundo a Teoria da Preferência pela Liquidez, um trade-off entre liquidez e rentabilidade. Sob essa perspectiva o objetivo desse artigo é melhor compreender o comportamento dos bancos no Brasil quanto às escolhas e formação dos portfólios ativos, mediante investigação empírica através de estimação dinâmica com o estimador GMM-SYS em dados organizados em painel com 104 bancos que atuaram no Brasil entre 2000 e 2011.  Os resultados encontrados no presente estudo contribuem para a melhor compreensão acerca de comportamentos e elementos associados às escolhas de alocação de ativos das instituições financeiras no Brasil, à medida que se identifica, além da persistência das posições ativas dos bancos, as relações entre a personalidade jurídica privada e nacionalidade estrangeira dos bancos com o maior grau de preferência por liquidez, bem como as evidências de comportamento mais conservador na formação dos portfólios ativos por parte das menores instituições e daquelas menos capitalizadas. As variáveis macroeconômicas, PIB e Juros, também se mostraram influentes sobre a configuração das aplicações dos bancos no Brasil.

  1. AMS studies in Portuguese variscan granites

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    Sant'Ovaia, Helena; Martins, Helena; Noronha, Fernando

    2014-05-01

    A large volume of Variscan granitic rocks outcrop in Central Iberian Zone which are well documented concerning geological mapping, petrography and geochemistry but whose magnetic characteristics and fabric remain unknown. In this study we summarize the available AMS data from approximately 644 sampling stations (5152 samples) on different massifs of Variscan Portuguese granites. Despite their different geological, petrographic and geochemical characteristics, magnetic susceptibility (K) values obtained for the majority of the studied granites range from 15 to 300 × 10-6 SI. The dominant paramagnetic behaviour of the granite bodies reflects the presence of ilmenite as the main iron oxide. This feature indicates the reduced conditions involved in the granite melt formation during the Variscan orogeny. The two-mica granites show K values ranging between 15 to 70 × 10-6 SI which are lower than values displayed by the biotite-rich facies scattered within the interval of 70 and 300 × 10-6 SI. The magnetite-bearing granites are scarce but represented in Lavadores, Gerês and Manteigas. Even so, only the Lavadores body could be considered as a true magnetite-type granite (K >3.0 × 10-3 SI) in face of its K, comprised between 1550 and 19303 × 10-6 SI. Magnetic anisotropy can be used as a "marker" for the deformation experienced by granite mushes during their crustal emplacement and further cooling. Magnetic anisotropy can thus be correlated with the finite deformation of a rock, as record by mineral fabrics. Post-tectonic granites, such as those from Vila Pouca de Aguiar, Pedras Salgadas, Caria, Vila da Ponte, Chaves and Lamas de Olo, have a magnetic anisotropy <2.5% which corresponds to a deformation hardly visible to the naked eye. Nevertheless, at microscopic scale, these granites display almost ubiquitous magmatic to submagmatic microstructures (rare wavy extinction in quartz, erratic subgrain boundaries in quartz and, eventually, folded or kinked biotites). For

  2. Optimización en la toma de muestras de distintas variables del banco dinamométrico marca Armfield modelo CM11

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    Bermeo Romero, Ángel David; Salazar Siguenza, Jorge Leonardo

    2016-01-01

    El documento consiste en una optimización del banco Armfield CM11, existente dentro de la carrera de Ingeniería Mecánica Automotriz, al mismo se le coloco nuevos componentes eléctricos y electrónicos, al igual se trabajó con la creación de un programa dentro del software Labview, para control y obtención de datos del banco con el fin de lograr una fiabilidad del mismo, y sea de buen uso para futuras investigaciones dentro de la carrera y del grupo GIIT. This document consists of an optimiz...

  3. Mudança e desenvolvimento organizacional do Banco Central do Equador: uma análise ecológica e uma proposta estratégica

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    Almeida Rueda, Carlos Elias

    2010-01-01

    Trata dos processos de mudança e desenvolvimento organizacional do Banco Central do Equador, tentando estabelecer um marco teórico referencial para a escolha de estratégias de desenvolvimento organizacional. Aborda as diversas teorias sobre organizações, tecnoburocracia, mu dança, inovação, deterioração e desenvolvimento organizacionais, estratégia, ambiente organizacional. Analisa as características principais da República do Equador e os paradigmas organizacionais do Banco Central ...

  4. Escenario de la presencia italiana en La Plata : El edificio del Banco de la provincia de Buenos Aires como objeto de análisis

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    Carbonari, Fabiana Andrea; Grandis, María Belén de

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    El presente artículo se inscribe en el plan de trabajo de la Beca Interna de Entrenamiento en Investigación de la FAU denominada Italianos en la ciudad de La Plata. El caso del Banco Provincia de la ciudad de La Plata que, durante el ciclo lectivo 2015 desarrolla la Arq. María Belén de Grandis con dirección de la Esp. Arq. Fabiana Carbonari. La misma tiene por objetivo realizar el estudio histórico sistemático del Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires. En ese sentido, propone analizar las tra...

  5. Plan de marketing para incrementar la captación de clientes PYMES del sector comercial en el Banco Internacional, agencia Ceibos de la ciudad de Guayaquil.

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    Ponce Vélez, Dennys Orlando; Wiesner Flores, María Gabriela

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    El objetivo de esta propuesta es incrementar la captación de clientes potenciales del sector comercial de las PYMES ubicadas en la Agencia Ceibos del Banco Internacional, mediante la ejecución un plan de marketing el cual permitirá dar a conocer los servicios financieros que dispone el Banco Internacional The objective of this proposal is increasing the lead generation business customers of SMEs located in International Bank - Ceibos Agency, by executing a marketing plan which will raise a...

  6. Auditoría del arqueo a las garantías por la cartera de los bancos en saneamiento de la región costa

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    Flores Aspiazu, Ma. Magdalena; Fernandez Ronquillo, Jorge

    2009-01-01

    El presente trabajo es producto de un estudio realizado a las garantías de los bancos que entraron en saneamiento en la región costa, el cual permitirá establecer si dichas garantías cumplieron con los requisitos establecidos por la Superintendencia de Bancos y Seguros y demás normas aplicables . Cabe mencionar que este trabajo no es una auditoría en sí, sino más bien un análisis con ciertas aplicaciones de auditoría. Primero se presenta una explicación de lo que constituye una garantía,...

  7. In search of better energy performance in the Portuguese buildings—The case of the Portuguese regulation

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    Ferreira, Joaquim; Pinheiro, Manuel

    2011-01-01

    The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) is an important European policy tool to improve energy performance of buildings and has been applied in 27 countries with specific adjustments. The aim of this paper is to analyze the application of the Portuguese energy certification system and regulation to the residential sector using a case type, whilst considering a set of alternative and complementary solutions involving the regulation values for the envelope, interior and exterior thermal insulation, lower air renovation ratio, light colored exterior walls, better glazing system, shading elements and a Trombe Wall. In order to understand the role and the importance of bioclimatic measures in the Portuguese application of the EPBD, a comparison with the Passivhaus Norm applied to warm countries in Europe will be made. Due to the diversity of the Portuguese climate, three different climate regions were considered. Finally, we will discuss what new measures should be added to the Portuguese regulation, so that the proposed recast of the Directive might be transformed into a more effective tool in the search for better energy performance, passive house buildings and sustainable constructions. - Highlights: ► We have analyzed the Portuguese residential application of the EPBD. ► The analysis was based on a case-study building located in 3 climatic zones. ► We conducted a comparative study between the RCCTE demands and the Passivhaus ones. ► The energy demand was improved, introducing different measures by climatic zone. ► To improve buildings performance, the Regulation should consider more passive demands.

  8. El discurso de participación ciudadana en organismos internacionales: El caso del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo

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    Guillermo Cantor

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    Full Text Available Este artículo examina el enfoque institucional sobre participación ciudadana del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo a través de la reconstrucción de los conceptos de participación y democracia explícita e implícitamente contenidos en la Estrategia para Promover la Participación Ciudadana en las Actividades del Banco, con un énfasis en sus potenciales y limitaciones para informar prácticas efectivas. El análisis del discurso está basado en fuentes secundarias, tales como documentos institucionales y transcripciones de reuniones, negociaciones y consultas con diferentes actores intervinientes en el proceso. Como resultado de la investigación, sostengo que la idea prevaleciente de participación plasmada en la estrategia es en gran medida limitada-basada en las nociones de influencia y deliberación; orientada a lograr legitimidad para las operaciones del BID; ymediada por grupos organizados. Asimismo, planteo que tal concepción de participación es producto de los antecedentes de trabajo del BID en materia de participación de la sociedad civil, el modo en que la agenda de participación fue adoptada por el BID y la posición estructural del BID con respecto a los gobiernos miembros.

  9. Hábitos alimentares entre funcionários de banco estatal: padrão de consumo alimentar

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    Fonseca Maria de Jesus Mendes da

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    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de identificar as condições de saúde dos funcionários de um banco estatal, no Estado do Rio de Janeiro, realizou-se estudo seccional em dois setores do banco, através de amostragem sistemática. Entre as condições de saúde, o perfil dos hábitos alimentares foi investigado mediante questionário de freqüência de consumo de grupos de alimentos, analisado por meio de medida-resumo (escore alimentar. Embora a maior parte da população apresente bons hábitos alimentares, os resultados confirmaram grande diferença entre os sexos: cerca de 60% dos homens apresentaram escores maiores do que a média da população (51,2, comparados a 45% das mulheres. Além disso, foi possível verificar que os homens, principalmente os mais jovens, consomem maior quantidade de alimentos com gordura saturada, sal ou açúcar, quando comparados às mulheres. Os achados indicam que a qualidade da dieta junto a outros hábitos e comportamentos, como tabagismo e sedentarismo, devem fazer parte de programas de promoção da saúde no ambiente de trabalho, visando controlar as doenças cardiovasculares e outros agravos.

  10. Portuguese Ornamental Stones - Identity and Cultural Heritage around the World

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    Lopes, Luis

    2016-04-01

    Portugal has established itself as an independent state on October, 5th 1143 being confined to the south-eastern tip of Europe, with sealed land access to the rest of the continent by the others Iberian Peninsula kingdoms, enemies at the time who did not accept Portuguese autonomy. From the fourteenth century, the history of Portugal reports a period of epic discoveries. New commercial maritime routes have been established. Those routes sailing around Africa, passing through India, drove Portuguese people to Macao and Timor. To the East other routes reach the South American continent. Besides commercial interest, and because the church also financed these trips, they had the mission to evangelize the native peoples that were found. In every formed captaincies, over 29 actual countries, numerous churches, hospitals and fortifications were built. Combining a long tradition and mastery of monumental stone building and stonemasonry, which dates back to the Roman Period, Portuguese were able to combine the need to provide ships stability, using already worked stone as ballast. When arrived to these remote locations, quickly and with few local resources, could erect towering and admirable structures that still prevail today. Most of these regions were colonized and gave rise to independent countries in the 70's of the 20th Century, in some of them Portuguese is the official language and these constitutes the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP). This work shows that in addition to the language, traditions, customs, and architecture, there's also a very rich Portuguese Natural Stones monumental heritage building record, which constitutes a very strong link that binds this so special community. References Casal Moura, A., 2000. Granitos e Rochas Similares de Portugal, Instituto Geológico e Mineiro, Lisboa, ISBN 972-98469-5-2. 179. Casal Moura, A.; Carvalho, C.; Almeida, I.; Saúde, J. G.; Farinha Ramos, J.; Augusto, J.; Rodrigues, J. D.; Carvalho, J.; Martins

  11. Proposta de um instrumento de medida para avaliar a satisfação de clientes de bancos utilizando a Teoria da Resposta ao Item Proposal of tool to assess the satisfaction of bank customers using the Item Response Theory

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    Alceu Balbim Junior

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta um instrumento de medida para avaliação da satisfação de clientes de bancos utilizando a Teoria da Resposta ao Item (TRI. Satisfazer os clientes tem sido uma busca constante das organizações que procuram manterem-se competitivas no mercado. Estudos constatam a relação entre a qualidade percebida pelos clientes, a satisfação e fidelidade. A avaliação da satisfação pode ser realizada por meio da qualidade percebida pelos clientes e a construção de ferramentas de avaliação deve contemplar características específicas da atividade em questão. Embasando-se em artigos que avaliam a satisfação de clientes de bancos, propõe-se um instrumento formado por 29 itens. Os itens foram aplicados a 240 clientes a fim de avaliar a satisfação com o banco de maior relacionamento. Utilizando a Teoria da Resposta ao Item, foram identificados os parâmetros dos itens e a curva de informação. A análise do grau de discriminação dos itens indicou que todos são apropriados. A curva de informação obtida evidenciou o intervalo no qual o instrumento apresenta melhores estimativas para níveis de satisfação. O trabalho apresentou o nível médio de satisfação da amostra e a concentração de clientes nos diferentes níveis de satisfação da escala.This paper presents a model for assessing the satisfaction of bank customers using the Item Response Theory (IRT. Organizations are constantly making effort to satisfy customers seeking to remain competitive. Several studies have reported on the relationship between perceived quality, satisfaction, and loyalty. The assessment of satisfaction can be accomplished through the perceived quality, and the development of assessment tools should address specific features of the activity in question. Based on articles that assess the satisfaction of bank customers, this study proposes an assessment tool consisting of 29 items. The items were applied to 240 clients to assess their

  12. MGE-derived nNOS+ interneurons promote fear acquisition in nNOS-/- mice.

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    Zhang, Lin; Yuan, Hong-Jin; Cao, Bo; Kong, Cheng-Cheng; Yuan, Fang; Li, Jun; Ni, Huan-Yu; Wu, Hai-Yin; Chang, Lei; Liu, Yan; Luo, Chun-Xia

    2017-12-02

    Neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) 1 , mainly responsible for NO release in central nervous system (CNS) 2 , plays a significant role in multiple physiological functions. However, the function of nNOS + interneurons in fear learning has not been much explored. Here we focused on the medial ganglionic eminences (MGE) 3 -derived nNOS + interneurons in fear learning. To determine the origin of nNOS + interneurons, we cultured neurons in vitro from MGE, cortex, lateral ganglionic eminence (LGE) 4 , caudal ganglionic eminences (CGE) 5 and preoptic area (POA) 6 . The results showed that MGE contained the most abundant precursors of nNOS + interneurons. Moreover, donor cells from E12.5 embryos demonstrated the highest positive rate of nNOS + interneurons compared with other embryonic periods (E11.5, E12, E13, E13.5 and E14). Additionally, these cells from E12.5 embryos showed long axonal and abundant dendritic arbors after 10 days culture, indicating the capability to disperse and integrate in host neural circuits after transplantation. To investigate the role of MGE-derived nNOS + interneurons in fear learning, donor MGE cells were transplanted into dentate gyrus (DG) 7 of nNOS knock-out (nNOS -/- ) or wild-type mice. Results showed that the transplantation of MGE cells promoted the acquisition of nNOS -/- but not the wild-type mice, suggesting the importance of nNOS + neurons in fear acquisition. Moreover, we transplanted MGE cells from nNOS -/- mice or wild-type mice into DG of the nNOS -/- mice and found that only MGE cells from wild-type mice but not the nNOS -/- mice rescued the deficit in acquisition of the nNOS -/- mice, further confirming the positive role of nNOS + neurons in fear learning. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  13. Environmental radiological impact of some Portuguese uranium mines

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    Galvao, J.P.; Bettencourt, A.O.; Teixeira, M.M.G.R.; Elias, M.D.T.

    1988-01-01

    An environmental radiological surveillance programme has been in progress around the most significant Portuguese uranium mines, from 1976 to 1983. A short description is given of the mines of Urgeirica (including uranium milling), Freixiosa, Pinhal de Souto and Bica. The results of the surveillance programme developed in the vicinity of these facilities are presented and the identified critical pathways are discussed. One of these pathways is the consumption of cabbage, which is an important component in the diet of the Portuguese population. The exposure of the critical groups, due to the intake of 226 Ra through the diet, calculated from the results of this monitoring programme, range from 0.02 to 1.5 mSv.y -1 for the different mines under study. (author)

  14. Use of the word schizophrenia in Portuguese newspapers.

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    Rodrigues-Silva, Nuno; Falcão de Almeida, Telma; Araújo, Filipa; Molodynski, Andrew; Venâncio, Ângela; Bouça, Jorge

    2017-10-01

    Stigmatizing references to schizophrenia have a negative impact on self-esteem, deter treatment seeking and diminish the effectiveness of treatment. To analyze the reporting of schizophrenia in Portuguese newspapers. We analyzed five high circulation Portuguese newspapers between 2007 and 2013. We selected all news containing the word "esquizofrenia" (schizophrenia). Several variables were collected. About 1058 news items contained the word schizophrenia. Schizophrenia was mentioned metaphorically in 40% of the cases and in the context of Crime in 22%. When used in a Criminal context, schizophrenia was mostly attributed to people who were the perpetrators of the crime (93%). When used metaphorically, schizophrenia had a negative connotation in 90% of cases. We found an increasing reporting of schizophrenia in the criminal news and serious crimes. Our results suggest the media has an active role promoting stigma, as well as passively broadcasting and thus passing on prejudices.

  15. Neuronal NOS localises to human airway cilia.

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    Jackson, Claire L; Lucas, Jane S; Walker, Woolf T; Owen, Holly; Premadeva, Irnthu; Lackie, Peter M

    2015-01-30

    Airway NO synthase (NOS) isoenzymes are responsible for rapid and localised nitric oxide (NO) production and are expressed in airway epithelium. We sought to determine the localisation of neuronal NOS (nNOS) in airway epithelium due to the paucity of evidence. Sections of healthy human bronchial tissue in glycol methacrylate resin and human nasal polyps in paraffin wax were immunohistochemically labelled and reproducibly demonstrated nNOS immunoreactivity, particularly at the proximal portion of cilia; this immunoreactivity was blocked by a specific nNOS peptide fragment. Healthy human epithelial cells differentiated at an air-liquid interface (ALI) confirmed the presence of all three NOS isoenzymes by immunofluorescence labelling. Only nNOS immunoreactivity was specific to the ciliary axonemeand co-localised with the cilia marker β-tubulin in the proximal part of the ciliary axoneme. We report a novel localisation of nNOS at the proximal portion of cilia in airway epithelium and conclude that its independent and local regulation of NO levels is crucial for normal cilia function. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. Overweight and Obesity in Portuguese Children: Prevalence and Correlates

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    Full Text Available There are widespread differences in overweight/obesity prevalence in children, and understanding the reasons for this is very important. The present study aims: (I to conduct a meta-analysis on overweight/obesity prevalence in Portuguese children; (II to identify differences in biological and behavioural characteristics between normal-weight and overweight/obese children; and (III to investigate the importance of individual- and school-level correlates of variation in children’s BMI using multilevel modelling. A search was done for all published papers including Portuguese children during the last decade; further, 686 Portuguese children (9–11 years old were sampled and their BMI, family income, maturity offset, nutritional habits, physical activity, sedentariness, sleep time, and school environment information were collected. Results showed a stabilization of overweight/obesity during the last decade, 30.6% (95%CI: 0.287–0.34 for boys, 28.4% (95%CI: 0.23–0.35 for girls, and 30.3% (95%CI: 0.27–0.34 for boys and girls together. Differences between weight groups were only found in individual-level biological traits. The multilevel analysis did not identify significant contributions of school-level variables to children’s BMI variation. In conclusion, no increase was found in the prevalence of overweight/obesity among Portuguese children since 2000. Normal-weight and overweight/obese children only differ in individual-level characteristics, and school context variables were not related to variation in BMI.

  17. Recognizing Textual Entailment: Challenges in the Portuguese Language

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    Full Text Available Recognizing textual entailment comprises the task of determining semantic entailment relations between text fragments. A text fragment entails another text fragment if, from the meaning of the former, one can infer the meaning of the latter. If such relation is bidirectional, then we are in the presence of a paraphrase. Automatically recognizing textual entailment relations captures major semantic inference needs in several natural language processing (NLP applications. As in many NLP tasks, textual entailment corpora for English abound, while the same is not true for more resource-scarce languages such as Portuguese. Exploiting what seems to be the only Portuguese corpus for textual entailment and paraphrases (the ASSIN corpus, in this paper, we address the task of automatically recognizing textual entailment (RTE and paraphrases from text written in the Portuguese language, by employing supervised machine learning techniques. We employ lexical, syntactic and semantic features, and analyze the impact of using semantic-based approaches in the performance of the system. We then try to take advantage of the bi-dialect nature of ASSIN to compensate its limited size. With the same aim, we explore modeling the task of recognizing textual entailment and paraphrases as a binary classification problem by considering the bidirectional nature of paraphrases as entailment relationships. Addressing the task as a multi-class classification problem, we achieve results in line with the winner of the ASSIN Challenge. In addition, we conclude that semantic-based approaches are promising in this task, and that combining data from European and Brazilian Portuguese is less straightforward than it may initially seem. The binary classification modeling of the problem does not seem to bring advantages to the original multi-class model, despite the outstanding results obtained by the binary classifier for recognizing textual entailments.

  18. Analysing public relations education through international standards: The Portuguese case

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    Gonçalves, Gisela Marques Pereira; Spínola, Susana de Carvalho; Padamo, Celma

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    By using international reports on PR education as a benchmark we analyse the status of PR higher education in Portugal. Despite differences among the study programs, the findings reveal that the standard five courses recommendation by the Commission on Public Relations Education (CPRE) are a part of Portuguese undergraduate curriculum. This includes 12 of the 14 content field guidelines needed to achieve the ideal master's program. Data shows, however, the difficulty of positioning public rel...

  19. Cultural organizations and communication in portuguese decentralization policy

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    2014-01-01

    This paper intends to show the Portuguese municipalities’ commitment, since the first decade of this century, in cultural facilities of municipal management and how it provided 12 of the 18 district capitals of mainland Portugal with cultural equipment, but after all we want to know if this effort resulted in a regular, diverse, and innovative schedule. Investing in urban regeneration, local governments have tried to convert cities’ demographic changes (strengthening of the most e...

  20. Accounting quality and the adoption of IASB standards: portuguese evidence

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    Morais, Ana Isabel; Curto, José Dias

    2008-01-01

    Through rule 1606/2002 by the European Commission, Portuguese listed firms were required to adopt IASB standards in the preparation and presentation of consolidated accounts for the periods beginning on or after 2005. IASB standards are developed in environments where accounting practices are especially directed at the private sector, reporting rules are largely unaffected by taxation requirements and capital is traditionally raised in public markets. However, in Portugal, financial reporting...

  1. Parenting and Adolescents’ Self-Esteem: The Portuguese Context

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    Rodrigues, Yara; Veiga, Feliciano; Fuentes, María C.; García, Fernando

    2013-01-01

    This study analyzes the relationships between parenting styles and adolescent’s psychosocial adjustment (self-esteem) in the Portuguese culture. The sample was of 517 adolescents, 214 males (41.39 %), and aged 11 to 18 years. We used the Parental Socialization Scale (ESPA29) to assess the parenting styles (authoritative, authoritarian, indulgent and negligent), and the Multidimensional Self-esteem Scale Form-5 (AF5) that assesses five dimensions of self-esteem: academic, social, emotional, fa...

  2. Corporate social responsibility reporting: The case of Portuguese hospitals

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    Oliveira, Joana Nicolau

    2012-01-01

    A Work Project, presented as part of the requirements for the Award of a Masters Degree in Management from the NOVA – School of Business and Economics This research investigated Portuguese Hospitals’ Corporate Social Responsibility reporting practices, by analyzing Hospitals’ Annual Reports and websites. The main hospital stakeholders were presented and activities pertaining to each group included. Overall, it appears that there is a lack of strategic CSR reporting on both private and publ...

  3. In search of Six Sigma in Portuguese SMEs

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    Fonseca, Luis Miguel

    2017-01-01

    This exploratory research aims to study the reasons for the low implementation level of Six Sigma within Portuguese Small and Medium Enterprises. The results suggest that ISO 9001 certification, and Lean Management, are still regarded as enough for company success. The descriptive analysis and the statistical tests performed led to the conclusion that there are no significant differences for the motivations not to implement Six Sigma between small and medium companies. The qualitative researc...

  4. Using the Portuguese version of the Bicultural Scale in Brazil.

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    Zubaran, Carlos; Foresti, Katia; Persch, Karina Nunes

    2016-01-01

    Brazil has received influxes of people, mainly from Africa, Europe and Japan, forming one of the most heterogeneous populations in the world. Some groups, particularly in Southern Brazil, have retained their original cultural traditions, whilst acquiring elements of the typical local Brazilian cultural identity. This is the first study designed to formally evaluate biculturality in Brazil. To psychometrically assess and validate the Portuguese version of the Bicultural Scale (BS) in Brazil. The BS was adapted and translated to Portuguese and tested for the first time in Brazil in a sample of descendants (n = 160) from four immigrant groups and respective locations in Southern Brazil. A series of psychometric tests were conducted in order to examine the validity of the Portuguese version of the BS. Analyses of variance across scores for all subgroups were also conducted. Factor analysis revealed two main factors contributing to most of the variance in scores. The 10 items measuring affiliation with minority cultural characteristics and the typical Brazilian culture yielded Cronbach's alpha coefficients of 0.69 and 0.78 respectively, whereas the overall Cronbach's alpha for all 20 items of the BS was 0.67. There was a significant correlation between items related to the typical Brazilian culture and the generation since immigration of research participants (r = 0.23, p = 0.004). The mean time taken to complete the questionnaire was 7.4 minutes. The results indicate that the Portuguese version of the BS is a valid, reliable and easy-to-use instrument to assess biculturality experienced by descendants of immigrants in southern Brazil.

  5. Pioneers in angiography: The Portuguese School of Angiography, Second edition

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    Veiga-Pires, J.A.; Grainger, R.G.

    1987-01-01

    Master physician and researcher Egas Moniz and his innovative surgical colleague Reynaldo dos Santoz developed and established the Portugese School, which introduced the science of visualization of the arteries, veins, and lymphatics throughout the body. This second edition of the book on the Portuguese School benefits from the addition of several important documents by these two men, as well as by the inclusion of their brilliant and moving last lectures

  6. Overweight and Obesity in Portuguese Children: Prevalence and Correlates

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    Gomes, Thayse Natacha; Katzmarzyk, Peter T.; dos Santos, Fernanda K.; Souza, Michele; Pereira, Sara; Maia, José A. R.

    2014-01-01

    There are widespread differences in overweight/obesity prevalence in children, and understanding the reasons for this is very important. The present study aims: (I) to conduct a meta-analysis on overweight/obesity prevalence in Portuguese children; (II) to identify differences in biological and behavioural characteristics between normal-weight and overweight/obese children; and (III) to investigate the importance of individual- and school-level correlates of variation in children’s BMI using multilevel modelling. A search was done for all published papers including Portuguese children during the last decade; further, 686 Portuguese children (9–11 years old) were sampled and their BMI, family income, maturity offset, nutritional habits, physical activity, sedentariness, sleep time, and school environment information were collected. Results showed a stabilization of overweight/obesity during the last decade, 30.6% (95%CI: 0.287–0.34) for boys, 28.4% (95%CI: 0.23–0.35) for girls, and 30.3% (95%CI: 0.27–0.34) for boys and girls together. Differences between weight groups were only found in individual-level biological traits. The multilevel analysis did not identify significant contributions of school-level variables to children’s BMI variation. In conclusion, no increase was found in the prevalence of overweight/obesity among Portuguese children since 2000. Normal-weight and overweight/obese children only differ in individual-level characteristics, and school context variables were not related to variation in BMI. PMID:25372884

  7. Impression Management and Organizational Performance: the Portuguese case

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    Borges, Maria de Fátima Ribeiro

    2013-01-01

    This study assesses the influence of performance in the adoption of impression management strategies. The study conducts a content analysis of a sample of 45 chairman’s statements, included in the annual reports for 2010 Portuguese companies in the non-finance sector. Findings indicate that performance does not explain impression management.Consistent with social psychology theory of impression management, larger companies present a favourable image of the firm, however consistent with ...

  8. Sweet samosas: a new food product in the Portuguese market

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    Guiné, Raquel

    2012-01-01

    Since in the present times families have much less time to prepare meals or even deserts, and because sweets are always so well accepted to enjoy a moment of pleasure either alone or shared, it was the aim of this academic work to prepare an alternative desert, not at sale in the Portuguese market, and study its acceptance by the consumers. The product selected was sweet samosas, and these were prepared with different filings (apple & cinnamon, chocola...

  9. Drugs: The portuguese fallacy and the absurd medicalization of Europe

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    Manuel Pinto Coelho

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Drug decriminalization in Portugal is a failure, despite several published articles claiming exactly the opposite. This paper will show that there is an illogical campaign supporting the Portuguese drug policy and an unacceptable manipulation of factual information. A book written by Glenn Greenwald, a lawyer fluent in Portuguese, suggests the opposite of what the research data demonstrates. He claims that Portugal is a success.  Mr. Greenwald is a member of the Cato Institute, an American libertarian think-tank that has been advocating for drug legalization for many years. This complex issue has been broadcast worldwide by the press, both Portuguese and international, boosting the proliferation of the ‘good news’ about the Portuguese drug policy and distorting the real analysis of what is going on in this country. This is happening to an extent that Anand Grover, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right of Everyone to the Highest Attainable Standard of Physical and Mental Health, working in the area of drug dependence did invite the world to ‘reflect about human rights in drug use’ and ‘place health at the core of drug policy’. In their report, he highlighted two core issues, ‘health’ and ‘human rights.’ Could this be used to  justify the approach of legalization of drugs, at any price? Have they laid down their arms and are dangerously opening the way to the medicalization of drug dependency? Surprisingly, the two recent 2010 and 2011 EMCDDA (European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction Reports, which emphasized the use of substitution drugs as a main tool to tackle opioid dependence, show clearly that Europe looks eager to follow this path.Is this the right path?

  10. Extracting BI-RADS Features from Portuguese Clinical Texts.

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    Nassif, Houssam; Cunha, Filipe; Moreira, Inês C; Cruz-Correia, Ricardo; Sousa, Eliana; Page, David; Burnside, Elizabeth; Dutra, Inês

    2012-01-01

    In this work we build the first BI-RADS parser for Portuguese free texts, modeled after existing approaches to extract BI-RADS features from English medical records. Our concept finder uses a semantic grammar based on the BIRADS lexicon and on iterative transferred expert knowledge. We compare the performance of our algorithm to manual annotation by a specialist in mammography. Our results show that our parser's performance is comparable to the manual method.

  11. THE ROLE OF QUALITY: SPANISH WOOL IN PORTUGUESE TRADE IN THE EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Cross-referencing qualitative and quantitative statistics from handwritten Portuguese trade sources shows the Spanish in the first half of the 19th century using Portuguese trade to introduce their wool in English and other markets. High quality Spanish merino wool played a key role in Portuguese trade during this period, particularly in the golden years of 1809-1819 and 1825. Its quality intensified both legal trade and smuggling.

  12. Property, Plant and Equipment disclosure requirements and firm characteristics: the Portuguese Accounting Standardization System

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    Botelho, Rafaela; Azevedo, Graça; Costa, Alberto J.; Oliveira, Jonas

    2015-01-01

    In the new Portuguese accounting frame of reference (Portuguese Accounting Standardization System – Sistema de Normalização Contabilística), the issues related to Property, Plant and Equipment assets are dealt with in the Accounting and Financial Reporting Standard (Norma Contabilística de Relato Financeiro – NCRF) 7 (Property, Plant & Equipment). The present study intends to assess the degree of compliance with the disclosure requirements of this accounting standard by Portuguese unlisted co...

  13. Compensación de potencia reactiva mediante bancos asimétricos de capacitores; Reactive Power Compensation by Unbalanced Capacitor Banks

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    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available A pesar de que los sistemas de distribución primaria y secundaria son desbalanceados por naturaleza, lacompensación de potencia reactiva en estos sistemas, se realiza comúnmente mediante bancos decondensadores trifásicos balanceados. En este trabajo se presenta la formulación general para el problemade compensación de potencia reactiva en sistemas desbalanceados mediante bancos de condensadoresdesbalanceados. Se presentan cuatro ejemplos de compensación en el secundario de bancos desbalanceadosde transformadores monofásicos. Todos los ejemplos muestran que la compensación por bancosdesbalanceados de capacitores incrementa los beneficios con respecto al uso de bancos balanceados  In spite of the fact that primary and secondary distribution systems are unbalanced by nature, thereactive power compensation on these systems is commonly developed by the use of balanced capacitorbanks. In this paper, the general formulation for the reactive power compensation problem onunbalanced systems with unbalanced capacitor banks is developed. Four examples of reactive powercompensation on the secondary of unbalanced three-phase transformers banks are presented. All theexamples show that the compensation by unbalanced capacitor banks increases the active power lossessaving as well as reduce the transformer’s load and contributes to balance the line currents when the loadis unbalanced.

  14. Sintomatologia depressiva e ansiosa em utilizadores portugueses do Facebook

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    Full Text Available El Facebook se ha convertido en una de las herramientas más importantes de comu - nicación actual. Esta red social permite a los usuarios la interrelación, el intercambio de información y el sentido de pertenencia a un grupo o estilo social. En este estudio, se ha evaluado la sintomatología depresiva y ansiosa en los usuarios portugueses del Facebook. La muestra está compuesta de 201 usuarios portugueses del Face - book (123 del sexo femenino y 78 del sexo masculino con edades entre los 18 y los 73 años. Para llevar a cabo este trabajo, fueron hechos dos cuestionarios (uno socio- demográfico y el otro relativo al uso del Facebook, el Inventario de Depresión de Beck y la Escala de Autoevaluación de Ansiedad de Zung. Los resultados confirman que los valores de ansiedad y depresión varían de acuerdo con las variables sociode- mográficas, pero invalidan un aumento en los valores de ansiedad y depresión en los usuarios portugueses del Facebook.

  15. [Empowerment, stress vulnerability and burnout among Portuguese nursing staff].

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    Orgambídez-Ramos, Alejandro; Borrego-Alés, Yolanda; Ruiz-Frutos, Carlos

    2018-01-01

    The work environment in Portuguese hospitals, characterized by economic cutbacks, can lead to higher levels of burnout experienced by nursing staff. Furthermore, vulnerability to stress can negatively affect the perception of burnout in the workplace. However, structural empowerment is an organizational process that can prevent and decrease burnout among nurses. Consequently, the aim of the study was to examine to what extent structural empowerment and vulnerability to stress can play a predictive role in core burnout in a sample of Portuguese nurses. A convenience sample of 297 nursing staff members from Portuguese hospitals was used in this study. Core burnout was negatively and significantly related to all the dimensions of structural empowerment, and it was positively and significantly related to vulnerability to stress. Regression models showed that core burnout was significantly predicted by access to funds, access to opportunities and vulnerability to stress. Organizational administrations must make every effort in designing interventions focused on structural empowerment, as well as interventions focused on individual interventions that enhance skills for coping with stress.

  16. Does Portuguese economy support crude oil conservation hypothesis?

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    Bashiri Behmiri, Niaz; Pires Manso, José R.

    2012-01-01

    This paper examines cointegration relationships and Granger causality nexus in a trivariate framework among oil consumption, economic growth and international oil price in Portugal. For this purpose, we employ two Granger causality approaches: the Johansen cointegration test and vector error correction model (VECM) and the Toda–Yamamoto approaches. Cointegration test proves the existence of a long run equilibrium relationship among these variables and VECM and Toda–Yamamoto Granger causality tests indicate that there is bidirectional causality between crude oil consumption and economic growth (feed back hypothesis). Therefore, the Portuguese economy does not support crude oil conservation hypothesis. Consequently, policymakers should consider that implementing oil conservation and environmental policies may negatively impact on the Portuguese economic growth. - Highlights: ► We examine Granger causality among oil consumption, GDP and oil price in Portugal. ► VECM and Toda–Yamamoto tests found bidirectional causality among oil and GDP. ► Portuguese economy does not support the crude oil conservation hypothesis.

  17. Fitness Profiles of Elite Portuguese Rugby Union Players

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    Vaz, Luís; Morais, Tomaz; Rocha, Henrique; James, Nic

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this study was to describe the fitness profiles of senior elite Portuguese rugby players. Forty-six senior Portuguese rugby players, classified as backs (n=22; age 26.2±2.8) and forwards (n=24; age 26.7±2.9) were assessed during physical testing sessions carried out for the Portuguese National rugby team. The body composition, maximum strength and anaerobic capacity of players are hypothesized to be important physical characteristics as successful performance in rugby is predicated on the ability to undertake skilled behaviours both quickly and whilst withstanding large forces when in contact situations. No absolute differences were found between the backs and forwards for the speed performance variables although positional differences were found across all speeds when assessed relative to body mass since the forwards were significantly heavier. Coaches and the management team can use this information for monitoring progressive improvements in the physiological capacities of rugby players. These physical characteristics of elite rugby players provide normative profiles for specific positions and should form the basis of developmental programmes for adolescents. PMID:25114750

  18. Migration intentions among Portuguese junior doctors: Results from a survey.

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    Ramos, Pedro; Alves, Hélio

    2017-12-01

    Migration of health personnel during periods of economic crisis represents a challenge for policymakers in origin and destination countries. Portugal is going through a period of economic hardship and much has been speculated about an increase in junior doctors' migration during this period. Using a questionnaire administered to a sample of Portuguese junior doctors who were still in the general residency (1st-year after medical school), we aim at determining the prevalence of migration intentions among Portuguese junior doctors and to identify the most important drivers of career choice for those who are considering emigrating in the near future. In our sample, 55% of Portuguese junior doctors are considering working abroad in the coming 10 years. Several variables were associated with an intention to work abroad: female sex (odds ratio [OR] 0.559; 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.488-0.640), the National Medical Exam score (OR 0.978; 95% CI 0.961-0.996;), having studied abroad (OR 1.756; 95% CI 1.086-2.867) and considering income and research opportunities as key factors for future specialty choice (OR 1.356; 95% CI 1.132-1.626; OR 2.626; 95% CI 1.228-4.172). Our study warns of the shortages the country may face due to doctors' migration and the main factors behind migration intentions in Portugal. Developing physician retention strategies is a priority to appropriately address these factors. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  19. Fitness Profiles of Elite Portuguese Rugby Union Players

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    Vaz Luís

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to describe the fitness profiles of senior elite Portuguese rugby players. Forty-six senior Portuguese rugby players, classified as backs (n=22; age 26.2±2.8 and forwards (n=24; age 26.7±2.9 were assessed during physical testing sessions carried out for the Portuguese National rugby team. The body composition, maximum strength and anaerobic capacity of players are hypothesized to be important physical characteristics as successful performance in rugby is predicated on the ability to undertake skilled behaviours both quickly and whilst withstanding large forces when in contact situations. No absolute differences were found between the backs and forwards for the speed performance variables although positional differences were found across all speeds when assessed relative to body mass since the forwards were significantly heavier. Coaches and the management team can use this information for monitoring progressive improvements in the physiological capacities of rugby players. These physical characteristics of elite rugby players provide normative profiles for specific positions and should form the basis of developmental programmes for adolescents.

  20. Life-cycle assessment of typical Portuguese cork oak woodlands.

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    González-García, Sara; Dias, Ana Cláudia; Arroja, Luis

    2013-05-01

    Cork forest systems are responsible for making an important economic contribution to the Mediterranean region, especially Portugal where the cork oak woodlands or montados contain about 32% of the world's area. The environmental profile derived from reproduction cork production and extraction in two Portuguese regions (Tagus valley and Alentejo) representative of the Portuguese sector were assessed in detail using the Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology from a cradle-to-gate perspective. The production line was divided into four stages considering all the processes involved: stand establishment, stand management, cork stripping and field recovery. According to the environmental results, there were remarkable differences between the two production scenarios mainly due to the intensity and repetition of forest activities even though the cork yield was reported to be the same. The management system in the Alentejo region presented the worse environmental profile in almost all the impact categories under assessment, mainly due to the shorter cycle duration of the mechanical cleaning and pruning processes. Cork stripping was identified in both scenarios as the production stage with the highest contribution to the environmental profile due to the cleaning and pruning processes. A sensitivity assessment concerning the cork yield was performed since the average production yields in the Portuguese montados are lower than the ones used in this study. Thus, if the cork yield is reduced, the environmental profile in both scenarios gets worse since almost all the forest activities involved are the same. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  1. Child abuse: validation of a questionnaire translated into Brazilian Portuguese

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    Glaucia Marengo

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available This study sought to validate the Portuguese translation of a questionnaire on maltreatment of children and adolescents, developed by Russell et al. and to test its psychometric properties for use in Brazil. The original questionnaire was translated into Portuguese using a standardized forward-backward linguistic translation method. Both face and content validity were tested in a small pilot study (n = 8. In the main study, a convenience sample of 80 graduate dentistry students with different specialties, from Curitiba, PR, Brazil, were invited to complete the final Brazilian version of the questionnaire. Discriminant validity was assessed by comparing the results obtained from the questionnaire for different specialties (pediatric dentistry, for example. The respondents completed the questionnaire again after 4 weeks to evaluate test-retest reliability. The comparison of test versus retest questionnaire answers showed good agreement (kappa > 0.53, intraclass correlation > 0.84 for most questions. In regard to discriminant validity, a statistically significant difference was observed only in the experience and interest domains, in which pediatric dentists showed more experience with and interest in child abuse compared with dentists of other specialties (Mann-Whitney test, p < 0.05. The Brazilian version of the questionnaire was valid and reliable for assessing knowledge regarding child abuse by Portuguese-speaking dentists.

  2. Satisfação dos serviços: uma análise da percepção dos clientes do Banco do Brasil. Services satisfaction: an analysis of the Banco do Brasil customers’ perceptions

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    Roberto Schoproni Bichueti

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The financial market has been seeking recognition in their area of ​​expertise through transactions resulting from the availability of computing platforms and telecommunications. In this sense, we tried to understand the behavior and preferences of customers regarding self-services, internet and phone banking of the Banco do Brasil in Santa Maria, RS. The collection of survey data was developed by applying a questionnaire, using descriptive statistics to analyze the data in order to obtain the socioeconomic profile of clients and the use of available technologies, observing the perception and customer satisfaction for products and services. Firstly, a literature search was conducted, in which several sources were analyzed to construct the theoretical framework. In the second step, we carried out a survey research with questionnaires to customers of the Banco do Brasil in high traffic areas in the city of Santa Maria, RS. The sample was characterized as non-probabilistic and convenience. Through analysis of results, we found that the level of customer satisfaction in relation to the most valued items is high, especially the preference of customers for the self-service.O mercado financeiro vem buscando reconhecimento na sua área de atuação através de transações resultantes da disponibilização de plataformas de informática e de telecomunicação. Nesse sentido, procurou-se conhecer o comportamento e a preferência dos clientes em relação aos serviços de autoatendimento, telefônico e Internet Banking do Banco do Brasil na cidade de Santa Maria, RS. A coleta de dados da pesquisa foi desenvolvida através da aplicação de um questionário, fazendo-se uso da estatística descritiva na análise dos dados, visando a obter o perfil socioeconômico dos clientes e da utilização das tecnologias disponíveis, observando-se a percepção e satisfação dos clientes em relação aos produtos e serviços.  Primeiramente, foi realizada uma

  3. [Density, size structure and reproductive activity of the pink conch Eustrombus gigas (Mesogastropoda: Strombidae) in Banco Chinchorro, Mexico].

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    Cala, Yuself R; Navarrete, Alberto de Jesús; Ocaña, Frank A; Rivera, José Oliva

    2013-12-01

    The pink conch Eustrombus gigas is an important fisheries resource. At the regional level in the Caribbean, over-exploitation and habitat destruction have caused a decrease in the abundance of this resource. In order to provide necessary information for the species management in Mexico, this work aimed to analyze the total density, adult density, size structure and reproductive behavior of pink conch population at Banco Chinchorro during 2009-2010. Data from three seasons were obtained (rainy, dry and cold fronts periods) in three areas: Norte (North), Centro (Center) and Sur (South). The organisms were separated into two groups: (a) the criteria based upon legal harvest in Mexico: legal size conchs (siphonal length > 200 mm) and illegal size conchs (siphonal length sexual maturity using the 15 mm lip thickness standard: lip or = 15 mm as adult conch. Copulation, spawning, egg masses and aggregations were evaluated as reproductive evidences. The highest total density was observed during the dry season with 384ind./ha, and the lowest during the rainy season with 127ind./ha. The highest density was reported at Sur (385ind./ha) and the lowest at Norte (198ind./ ha). The highest adult density was observed during the rainy season (8.33ind./ha), and the lowest occurred in the dry season (6.1 ind./ha). Adult density values were 5.55, 7.05 and 8.33ind./ha for Centro, Sur and Norte areas, respectively. Adult densities were lower than the threshold needed for reproduction, and 42% of the population may be vulnerable to fishing, as they had the minimum size for catch (Lsi 200 mm). Furthermore, only 2.2% of the population reached a Gl > 15 mm as sexual maturity indicator. During the study period, only six evidences of reproductive activity were observed. The smaller densities reported at Banco Chinchorro may cause reproduction events to be almost absent which in turn is sufficient evidence to show that the Allee Effect is acting on the queen conch population and there is an

  4. Elemental composition by EDXRF of marine sponges from the Berlengas portuguese natural park - western portuguese coast

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    Araujo, Maria Fatima; Conceicao, Ana; Barbosa, Teresa

    2001-01-01

    Marine sponges are sedentary and unselective filter-feeding metazoans, which are nowadays represented by more than six thousand species with the Demospongiae being the most representative, inhabiting all aquatic environments. Due to their way of feeding, by filtering large amounts of water, these benthic organisms are particularly exposed to pollutants. Previous studies have demonstrated their aptitude in being used as environmental monitors. Besides, some authors have evidenced a selective bio-accumulation capability for some transition elements (e.g. Ni, Zn) which is dependent on the species. The present work aims at the investigation of marine sponges collected at the Berlengas Islands located at Western Portuguese Coastal area. These islands constitute a National Park with controlled access and low signal of anthropogenic influences, being a nearly ideal habitat to evaluate a possible selective bio-accumulation. Thirty-five sponges collected in August 1998, at the Berlengas National Park were classified and analysed by Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry (EDXRF). The major, minor and some trace elements: Al, Si, K, Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Se, Br, Rb, Sr, Zr, I and Pb were determined. Besides, sediment samples were also taken from the area to assess some lithological influence on the sponge composition. Due to the high percentage of elements that do not emit characteristic X-ray lines, absorption corrections for quantitative calculations were carried out taking into account the ratio between the inelastic and elastic scattered incident radiation of compounds and standard reference materials, from a silver secondary target. A lithological influence on the sponge major elemental composition is demonstrated. The absence of any trace metal contamination was confirmed and a clear selective bio-accumulation in some trace elements, such as Ni, Zn and As was detected

  5. [Endocrinology in Portugal - Census 2016. Board of the Portuguese College of Endocrinology and Nutrition of the Portuguese Medical Association].

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    Guimarães, Joana; Afonso, António; Carvalho, Davide; Marques, Ana Paula; Martins, Teresa; Mascarenhas, Mário Rui; Pereira, Conceição; Rodrigues, Dírcea; Saraiva, Catarina; Cardoso, Helena

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    On September 2016, the Board of the College of Endocrinology and Nutrition of the Portuguese Medical Association carried out a national survey, about all Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Departments of the public hospitals included in the Portuguese National Health Service and a simplified version of this survey was sent to all endocrinologists working in Portugal and registered with the Portuguese Medical Association. Data related to organizational and human resources were collected, reporting the situation by the end of year 2015. The census registered 107 individuals and 27 Departments. The ratio of endocrinologists-population was 1.4, much lower than in the other European countries (varies between 2 to 4), resulting in alarming shortages of services in some areas of Portugal and in worse quality indicators. These data suggest that actions should be taken to increase the number of endocrinologists and departments in the country. In recent years, the number of residents has significantly increased, which will make it possible to correct this situation.

  6. LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND IDENTITY: THE PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE AS A SYMBOLIC IDENTIFICATION SPACE ON DOCUMENTARY: LANGUAGE – LIVES IN PORTUGUESE

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    Joelton Duarte de Santana

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    Full Text Available Language as a social element is constitutive to every human being. Language gives each person, as well as to his or her own linguistic community, an individual and peculiar way to figure out the world and its surroundings. Language is influenced by several processes, including sociocultural and historical ones. If we say that each language may allow its speaker to do a very own world reading, a question about its language behavior in other continents arises. This way we were able to understand how sociocultural influences could improve the whole cultural identity construction process. Both defining linguistic communities and specifying social groups, language becomes a symbolic space of identification. The movie – Language- lives In Portuguese reunites Portuguese speakers reports around the world aiming to illustrate Portuguese language as a nations identity construction, autoafirmation and legitimation factor through social, cultural and historic processes. This study is based on the belief in such a kind of dialogism between Language and Culture. The sociolinguistic studies nowadays do not intend, as they used to, understanding or describing structural language aspects and very individuals ones, but especially to reflect upon relations among subject, language, identity, culture and history.

  7. Microcrédito em Moçambique: o «case-study» do Novo Banco

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    2014-01-01

    Criado no final dos anos 70, o conceito de microcrédito nasceu no Bangladeche com Muhammad Yunus e o Grameen Bank – o «banco da aldeia», em Bangla –, pioneiros na fundação de um sistema bancário baseado no mutualismo, na confiança, participação e criatividade, concedendo empréstimos aos mais pobres dos pobres, especialmente, às mulheres. O «pai» do microcrédito afirma com frequência: «É minha convicção que todos os seres humanos são potenciais empreendedores. Todos temos uma...

  8. Marketing digital como estratégia competitiva: o uso do portal digital do Banco do Brasil S.A.

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    O conteúdo abordado nesta dissertação de mestrado, intitulada “Marketing digital como estratégia competitiva: o uso do Portal Digital do Banco do Brasil S.A.” trata-se de um estudo descritivo e exploratório. Assim, descreve a evolução da tecnologia da informação no setor bancário e investiga se o Portal Digital, disponível na plataforma desta instituição financeira, contribui para um melhor relacionamento entre os clientes de três carteiras “Pessoa Jurídica” e a referida instituição, bem como...

  9. TÉCNICAS DE CONSERVACIÓN IN VITRO PARA EL ESTABLECIMIENTO DE BANCOS DE GERMOPLASMA EN CULTIVOS TROPICALES

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    Neiva S\\u00E1nchez-Chiang

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de esta revisión bibliográfica fue describir las principales técnicas para conservación in vitro de germoplasma por corto y largo plazo. Estas técnicas permiten el establecimiento de bancos de germoplasma. Este trabajo se centra en su uso en cultivos tropicales. Las técnicas de conservación in vitro han permitido la preservación de recursos fitogenéticos para su uso ulterior con fines de mejoramiento genético, investigación y de seguridad alimentaria. En muchos centros de investigación se han utilizado estas técnicas para almacenar tejidos y semillas de cultivos tropicales, los cuales de forma convencional son difíciles de preservar.

  10. Densidad, estructura de tallas y actividad reproductiva del caracol rosado Eustrombus gigas (Mesogastropoda: Strombidae en Banco Chinchorro, México

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    Yuself R Cala

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Eustrombus gigas es uno de los recursos pesqueros costeros más valiosos en la región del Caribe y constituye un molusco con un elevado valor estético y ecológico. En esta investigación se evalúa su densidad total, densidad de adultos, la estructura de tallas y frecuencia de evidencias reproductivas en Banco Chinchorro, México, periodo 2009-2010; durante tres períodos (de lluvias, seca y de frentes fríos en tres zonas: Norte, Centro y Sur. La densidad total para el área de estudio varió de 127ind./ha en lluvias a 384ind./ha en seca, la menor densidad se presentó en la zona Norte del Banco (198ind./ha y la mayor en la zona Sur (385ind./ha. La densidad de caracoles adultos fue baja (6.11ind./ha en seca y 8.33ind./ha en lluvias y 5.55, 7.05 y 8.33ind./ha para las zonas Centro, Sur y Norte, respectivamente. Las densidades de adultos estuvieron por debajo del umbral mínimo necesario para mantener la reproducción. El 42% de la población es vulnerable a la pesca (Lsi≥200mm; sin embargo, solo 2.2% de la población alcanza un Gl>15mm. Solo se observaron seis evidencias de reproducción durante el período de estudio, lo que señala la presencia del efecto Allee en la población y la urgente necesidad del cierre de su pesquería. Se proponen tres puntos importantes para el manejo de la especie: cierre de la pesca, monitoreo de la población y la implementación refugios pesqueros

  11. A tuberculose pulmonar nos presídios da região de saúde de Presidente Prudente-SP, Dir XVI -1998-2002

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    Rossi, Zuleica Oliani [UNESP

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    A tuberculose continua sendo um grave problema de saúde pública no Brasil e no Mundo. Em lugares de confinamento, como os presídios, o bacilo de Koch encontra condições ideais para disseminação local e na comunidade. Objetivo: Comparar a tuberculose pulmonar nos presídios e na população geral da região de saúde de Presidente Prudente - SP. Método: Estudo retrospectivo utilizando dados do banco EpiTB , referentes à tuberculose pulmonar em presidiários e não presidiários, homens, de 19 a 59 ano...

  12. Adaptação transcultural dos Bancos de Itens de Ansiedade e Depressão do Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS para língua portuguesa

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    Natália Fontes Caputo de Castro

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    Full Text Available O Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS, estruturado em domínios físicos e psicossociais, superou lacunas ao propor nova ferramenta de avaliação de resultados aplicáveis às doenças crônicas com base em técnicas avançadas de estatística (TRI e testes adaptativos computadorizados (CAT. O objetivo do estudo foi adaptar culturalmente os Bancos de Itens de Ansiedade e Depressão do PROMIS para a língua portuguesa. O processo seguiu rigorosas recomendações do FACIT por meio da tradução avançada, reconciliação, retrotradução, revisão do FACIT, revisores independentes, finalização das etapas pelo FACIT, pré-teste e incorporação dos resultados do pré- teste. A versão traduzida foi pré-testada em dez pacientes, sendo necessária a modificação nos itens 3, 46 e 53 de Ansiedade e no item 46 de Depressão. As alterações alcançaram a equivalência de significado e a versão final foi compatível com as habilidades linguísticas e culturais da população brasileira. Concluiu-se que a versão traduzida é semântica e conceitualmente equivalente aos originais.

  13. Mensuração do Mix de Marketing de Serviços, da Satisfação e da Lealdade em Clientes de um Banco de Varejo

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    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Especificidades dos serviços, tais como a intangibilidade, a inseparabilidade, a variabilidade e a perecibilidade fazem dos serviços um assunto que deve ser tratado de forma diferente em relação ao marketing industrial. Gilmore (2003 e Kotler, Hayes e Bloom (2002, dentre outros, apresentam o mix de marketing de serviços (7Ps: os processos, as pessoas, as evidências físicas, o produto, a praça, a promoção e o preço. Além disso, a acirrada competição nos serviços força as empresas a buscarem diferenciação, visando a satisfação e a lealdade dos clientes. O objetivo deste artigo é verificar qual a relação entre o composto de marketing de serviços, proposto por Kotler, Hayes e Bloom (2002 com a satisfação e entre a satisfação e a lealdade, na percepção dos clientes de um banco de varejo. Os resultados apóiam o modelo testado, ou seja, os 7Ps (com exceção da evidência física impactam positivamente a satisfação dos clientes e a satisfação tem impacto positivo e significativo na lealdade. DOI: 10.5585/remark.v12i2.2337

  14. ORIENTAÇÕES METODOLÓGICAS PARA A CONSTITUIÇÃO DE UM BANCO DE DADOS LEXICAL PARA A ELABORAÇÃO DE DICIONÁRIOS PEDAGÓGICOS.

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    Adilson do Rosário TOLEDO

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    Este trabalho se insere na área da Lexicografia (BÉJOINT, 2000; BORBA, 2003; WELKER, 2004; WERNER, DURÃO, RUANO, 2009; DURÃO, 2009, 2010, mais especificamente, no campo da Metalexicografia, na interface com a Linguística Contrastiva (LADO, 1957 em seu modelo contemporâneo (SELINKER, 1994; DURÃO, 2007. O objetivo funda mental desta pesquisa é a investigação de metodologia adequada para a elaboração de dicionário pedagógico contrastivo em língua materna Parte-se do pressuposto de que as estratégias de desenvol vimento de interlíngua, na aquisição/aprendizagem de crianças em fase inicial de escolarização, ficam potencializadas com o uso de dicionário pedagógico de qualidade, cujas unidades léxicas sejam originadas da própria comunidade de fala. Um dos recursos metodológicos à disposição para a construção de um Banco de Dados Lexical para este fim pode estar nos fundamentos da Teoria da Variação e Mudança Linguísticas (WEINREICH, LABOV, HERZOG, 1968; LABOV, 1972; SILVA-CORVALÁN, 1989; TARALLO, 1990. O trabalho se desenvolverá em três etapas coordenadas: análise instrumental, coleta de dados e apresentação de resultados.

  15. NOAA NOS SOS, EXPERIMENTAL, 1902-present, Salinity

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The NOAA NOS SOS server is part of the IOOS DIF SOS Project. The stations in this dataset have salinity data. *These services are for testing and evaluation use...

  16. NOAA NOS SOS, EXPERIMENTAL, 1902-present, Conductivity

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The NOAA NOS SOS server is part of the IOOS DIF SOS Project. The stations in this dataset have conductivity data. *These services are for testing and evaluation use...

  17. Eucalyptus Forest Information System for the Portuguese pulp and paper industry

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    Luis Fonseca; Rita Crespo; Henk Feith; Jose Luis Carvalho; Antonio Macedo; Joao Pedro Pina

    2000-01-01

    To support the management of the Portuguese eucalyptus forest, the Association of Portuguese Pulp and Paper Industries (CELPA) decided to develop a Eucalyptus Forest Information System (EFIS). The specific goals of the EFIS are: characterization and development of the eucalyptus forest over time; planning of successive national eucalyptus forest inventories; estimation...

  18. Computer Assisted Language Learning and the Internationalisation of the Portuguese Language in Higher Education Contexts

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    Sevilla-Pavón, Ana

    2015-01-01

    The internationalisation of the Portuguese language has become a priority for academic institutions of different Portuguese-speaking countries which are trying to adapt to the current context of globalisation and ubiquitous communications through digital media. In order to achieve it, several challenges should be faced, namely providing…

  19. Masculinities and Sport: The Emphasis on Hegemonic Masculinity in Portuguese Physical Education Classes

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    Silva, Paula; Botelho-Gomes, Paula; Goellner, Silvana Vilodre

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to analyse representations of hegemonic masculinity in physical education (PE) mixed classes, the only curricular discipline having sport as its contents in the Portuguese educational system. The analysed data come from semi-structured interviews with Portuguese secondary school teachers and students and from class…

  20. Gaucher disease: N370S glucocerebrosidase gene frequency in the Portuguese population

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    Lacerda, L.; Amaral, O.; Pinto, R.; Oliveira, P.; Aerts, J.; Sá Miranda, M. C.

    1994-01-01

    In the Portuguese population the most frequent form of Gaucher disease is type 1. The N370S glucocerebrosidase gene mutation accounts for 63% of mutated alleles. The frequency of this mutation was accurately determined in the Portuguese population, which does not present an Ashkenazi Jewish genetic

  1. Organisational Cultures in Public and Private Portuguese Universities: A Case Study

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    Ferreira, Aristides I.; Hill, Manuela M.

    2008-01-01

    Perceptions of organisational culture made by three categories of staff playing managerial roles in each of two Portuguese Universities (one public and the other private) were compared using a questionnaire adapted from the Organisational Culture Assessment Instrument and translated into Portuguese. The four scales of the questionnaire, designed…

  2. PMN-Portuguese Meteor Network and OLA-Observatório do Lago Alqueva agreement

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    Saraiva, C.

    2018-01-01

    The PMN-Portuguese Meteor Network has two new video meteor detecting systems at OLA- Observartório do Lago Alqueva, situated at the South East Portuguese territory with a pristine night sky and more than 290 clear nights each year.

  3. Evaluating the Portuguese National Reading Plan: Teachers' Perceptions on the Impact in Schools

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    da Costa, António Firmino; Pegado, Elsa; Ávila, Patrícia; Coelho, Ana Rita

    2015-01-01

    This article focuses on teachers' perceptions of the implementation and impact in Portuguese schools of a wide-ranging and long-term reading promotion programme. The Portuguese National Reading Plan (PNRP) was a public policy initiative whose purpose was to increase literacy levels and reading habits among the population. The Plan identified…

  4. Design Management, Learning and Innovation: Results from a Portuguese Online Questionnaire

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    Monteiro Barata, José M.

    2013-01-01

    This paper is an output of a Portuguese public research project: "DeSid"--"design as a company's strategic resource: a study of the impacts of design" (FCT). The "DeSid" research project was created with the main purpose to make a diagnosis of the use of design inside the Portuguese manufacturing industry. This paper…

  5. The Differential Use of Spanish and Portuguese along the Uruguayan-Brazilian Border

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    Waltermire, Mark

    2012-01-01

    Since the late 1800s, the Uruguayan Government has attempted to enforce cultural and linguistic norms along the border with Brazil through the prohibition of Portuguese, especially in schools, despite the fact that this is the heritage language of most border residents. This research focuses on the differential use of Spanish and Portuguese in…

  6. Syntactic Structure and Information Structure: The Acquisition of Portuguese Clefts and "Be"-Fragments

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    Lobo, Maria; Santos, Ana Lúcia; Soares-Jesel, Carla

    2016-01-01

    This article investigates the acquisition of different types of clefts and of "be"-fragments in European Portuguese. We first present the main syntactic and discourse properties of different cleft structures and of "be"-fragments in European Portuguese, and we discuss how data from first language acquisition may contribute to…

  7. Age and Input Effects in the Acquisition of Mood in Heritage Portuguese

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    Flores, Cristina; Santos, Ana Lúcia; Jesus, Alice; Marques, Rui

    2017-01-01

    The present study analyzes the effect of age and amount of input in the acquisition of European Portuguese as a heritage language. An elicited production task centred on mood choice in complement clauses was applied to a group of fifty bilingual children (six- to sixteen-year-olds) who are acquiring Portuguese as a minority language in a German…

  8. 75 FR 15611 - Safety Zone; United Portuguese SES Centennial Festa, San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA

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    ...-AA00 Safety Zone; United Portuguese SES Centennial Festa, San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA AGENCY: Coast... navigable waters of the San Diego Bay in support of the United Portuguese SES Centennial Festa. This... Centennial Festa, which will include a fireworks presentation originating from a tug and barge combination in...

  9. Ter/Haver-Existential Clauses in Brazilian Portuguese: Variation and Change.

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    This paper discusses the details of existential sentences constructed with the Portuguese verbs "ter" and "haver" in the interpersonal form. The uses of these verbs are discussed and analyzed in detail. The history and evolution of linguistic changes in Brazilian Portuguese are discussed in an attempt to detect historical…

  10. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RESEARCH AND TEACHING: THE CHART OF POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS IN PORTUGUESE

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    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to investigate the relationship between research and teaching, concerning the rearrangements operated in the chart of possessive pronouns,  observing in which way sociolinguistic studies have been applied to the teaching of Portuguese through the didactic material prepared for High School and the courses of Portuguese as a Foreign Language.

  11. Parenting Practices and Quality of Life in Dutch and Portuguese Adolescents : A Cross-Cultural Study

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    Nunes, Cristina; Bodden, Denise; Lemos, Ida; Lorence, Barbara; Jimenez, Lucia; Bodden, Denise

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this study was to examine differences in Quality of life (QoL) and parenting practices, as well as the impact of parenting practices on QoL in Dutch and Portuguese adolescents. A total of 168 Portuguese (44.64% girls, 55.36% boys) and 155 Dutch adolescents (55.68% girls, 44.32% boys) aged

  12. Parenting Practices and Quality of Life in Dutch and Portuguese Adolescents: A Cross-Cultural Study

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    Nunes, C.; Bodden, D.H.M.; Lemos, I.; Lorence, B.; Jimenez, L.

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this study was to examine differences in Quality of life (QoL) and parenting practices, as well as the impact of parenting practices on QoL in Dutch and Portuguese adolescents. A total of 168 Portuguese (44.64% girls, 55.36% boys) and 155 Dutch adolescents (55.68% girls, 44.32% boys) aged

  13. Factorial Validity and Invariance of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale among Portuguese Youngsters

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    Vasconcelos-Raposo, Jose; Fernandes, Helder Miguel; Teixeira, Carla M.; Bertelli, Rosangela

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of the present study was to examine the reliability, factorial validity and measurement invariance (across gender, age and physical activity participation) of a Portuguese version of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES). The sample consisted of 1,763 Portuguese youngsters (731 male and 1,032 female) with ages between 15 and 20 years.…

  14. SIMOcean: Maritime Open Data and Services Platform for Portuguese Institutions

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    Almeida, Nuno; Grosso, Nuno; Catarino, Nuno; Gutierrez, Antonio; Lamas, Luísa; Alves, Margarida; Almeida, Sara; Deus, Ricardo; Oliveira, Paulo

    2016-04-01

    Portugal is the country with the largest EEZ in the EU and the 10th largest EEZ in the world, at 3,877,408 km2, rendering the existence of an integrated management of Portuguese marine system crucial to monitor a wide range of interdependent domains. A system like this assimilates data and information from different thematic areas, ranging from ocean and atmosphere state variables to higher level datasets describing human activities and related environmental, social and economic impacts. Currently, these datasets are collected by a wide number of public and private institutions with very diverse purposes (e.g., monitoring, research, recreation, vigilance) leading to dataset duplication, inexistence of common data and metadata standards across organizations, and the propagation of closed information systems with different implementation solutions. This lack of coordination and visibility hinders the marine management, monitoring and vigilance capabilities, not only by making it more difficult to access, or even be aware of, the existence of certain datasets, but also by minimizing the ability to create added value products or services through dataset integration from different sources. Adopting Open Data approach will bring significant benefits by reducing the cost of information exchange and data integration, promoting the extensive use of this data. SIMOcean (System for Integrated Monitoring of the Ocean), co-funded by the EEA Grants Programme, is integrated in the initiative of the Portuguese Government to develop a set of coordinated systems providing access to national marine data. These systems aim to improve the Portuguese marine management, monitoring and vigilance capabilities, aggregating different data, including specific human activities datasets (vessel traffic, fishing records, oil spills), and environment variables (waves, currents, wind). Those datasets, currently scattered among different departments of the Portuguese Meteorological (IPMA) and the

  15. A introdução da penicilina nos Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal (1944-1946

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    Bell, Victoria

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The Portuguese Red Cross began to import of penicillin regularly following September 1944. Until June 1945, the humanitarian institution controlled the distribution of the antibiotic, subsequently, due to the increase in world production penicillin began to be imported by means of the pharmaceutical industry. We consulted and analyzed files of patients admitted to Coimbra University Hospitals between September 1944 and August 1946. These files, located in Coimbra University Archive, enabled us to collect information on the introduction of penicillin and on the first cases treated with the antibiotic at these hospitals. In the present paper, we aim to shed some light upon how penicillin was received in one of the main Portuguese central hospitals, the frequency with which it was prescribed, the most common diseases in which the antibiotic was utilized, the dosage administrated, the length of the treatment and the physicians responsible for prescribing the antibiotic.A importação regular de penicilina para Portugal iniciou-se em Setembro de 1944 através da Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa. Até Junho de 1945 a importação e distribuição do medicamento foram controladas por esta instituição humanitária mas a partir desta data, com o aumento da produção mundial, a penicilina começou a ser importada por intermédio da indústria farmacêutica. No Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra consultamos papeletas (processos individuais de doentes internados nos Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra desde Setembro de 1944 até Agosto de 1946. A investigação realizada permitiu-nos recolher informações sobre a introdução da penicilina e sobre os primeiros tratamentos efetuados com o medicamento nestes hospitais. Com base nos dados recolhidos pretendemos, pelo presente artigo, mostrar como foi feita a receção da penicilina num hospital central de grande dimensão, um dos principais hospitais portugueses, saber a frequência com que era prescrita, as

  16. Nitric Oxide Synthase Enzymes in the Airways of Mice Exposed to Ovalbumin: NOS2 Expression Is NOS3 Dependent

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    Full Text Available Objectives and Design. The function of the airway nitric oxide synthase (NOS isoforms and the lung cell types responsible for its production are not fully understood. We hypothesized that NO homeostasis in the airway is important to control inflammation, which requires upregulation, of NOS2 protein expression by an NOS3-dependent mechanism. Materials or Subjects. Mice from a C57BL/6 wild-type, NOS1−/−, NOS2−/−, and NOS3−/− genotypes were used. All mice strains were systemically sensitized and exposed to filtered air or ovalbumin (OVA aerosol for two weeks to create a subchronic model of allergen-induced airway inflammation. Methods. We measured lung function, lung lavage inflammatory and airway epithelial goblet cell count, exhaled NO, nitrate and nitrite concentration, and airway NOS1, NOS2, and NOS3 protein content. Results. Deletion of NOS1 or NOS3 increases NOS2 protein present in the airway epithelium and smooth muscle of air-exposed animals. Exposure to allergen significantly reduced the expression of NOS2 protein in the airway epithelium and smooth muscle of the NOS3−/− strain only. This reduction in NOS2 expression was not due to the replacement of epithelial cells with goblet cells as remaining epithelial cells did not express NOS2. NOS1−/− animals had significantly reduced goblet cell metaplasia compared to C57Bl/6 wt, NOS2−/−, and NOS3−/− allergen-exposed mice. Conclusion. The airway epithelial and smooth muscle cells maintain a stable airway NO concentration under noninflammatory conditions. This “homeostatic” mechanism is unable to distinguish between NOS derived from the different constitutive NOS isoforms. NOS3 is essential for the expression of NOS2 under inflammatory conditions, while NOS1 expression contributes to allergen-induced goblet cell metaplasia.

  17. Nitric Oxide Synthase Enzymes in the Airways of Mice Exposed to Ovalbumin: NOS2 Expression Is NOS3 Dependent

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    Bratt, Jennifer M.; Williams, Keisha; Rabowsky, Michelle F.; Last, Michael S.; Franzi, Lisa M.; Last, Jerold A.; Kenyon, Nicholas J.

    2010-01-01

    Objectives and Design. The function of the airway nitric oxide synthase (NOS) isoforms and the lung cell types responsible for its production are not fully understood. We hypothesized that NO homeostasis in the airway is important to control inflammation, which requires upregulation, of NOS2 protein expression by an NOS3-dependent mechanism. Materials or Subjects. Mice from a C57BL/6 wild-type, NOS1−/−, NOS2−/−, and NOS3−/− genotypes were used. All mice strains were systemically sensitized and exposed to filtered air or ovalbumin (OVA) aerosol for two weeks to create a subchronic model of allergen-induced airway inflammation. Methods. We measured lung function, lung lavage inflammatory and airway epithelial goblet cell count, exhaled NO, nitrate and nitrite concentration, and airway NOS1, NOS2, and NOS3 protein content. Results. Deletion of NOS1 or NOS3 increases NOS2 protein present in the airway epithelium and smooth muscle of air-exposed animals. Exposure to allergen significantly reduced the expression of NOS2 protein in the airway epithelium and smooth muscle of the NOS3−/− strain only. This reduction in NOS2 expression was not due to the replacement of epithelial cells with goblet cells as remaining epithelial cells did not express NOS2. NOS1−/− animals had significantly reduced goblet cell metaplasia compared to C57Bl/6 wt, NOS2−/−, and NOS3−/− allergen-exposed mice. Conclusion. The airway epithelial and smooth muscle cells maintain a stable airway NO concentration under noninflammatory conditions. This “homeostatic” mechanism is unable to distinguish between NOS derived from the different constitutive NOS isoforms. NOS3 is essential for the expression of NOS2 under inflammatory conditions, while NOS1 expression contributes to allergen-induced goblet cell metaplasia. PMID:20953358

  18. Physical activity, BMI and metabolic risk in Portuguese adolescents

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    Full Text Available DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1980-0037.2016v18n1p103   It has been reported, in the last decades, a significant decrease in physical activity (PA levels, with a consequent increase in obesity and metabolic risk factors among youth. The aims of this study were to describe PA levels, the prevalence of overweight/obesity and metabolic risk factors, and to examine the association between PA and body mass index (BMI with metabolic risk among Portuguese youth. The sample comprises 212 Portuguese adolescents (12-16 years old. Height and weight were measured. PA was estimated with the Bouchard questionnaire (3 days recall, as well as with the use of a pedometer (used for 5 consecutive days. Metabolic risk factors comprised fasting glucose, triglycerides, HDL-cholesterol, systolic blood pressure and waist circumference. Subjects were classified as normal weight, overweight or obese according to BMI; the maturational status was indirectly estimated with the maturity offset procedure. A continuous metabolic risk score was computed (zMR and PA values were divided into tertiles. Qui-square test, t-test and ANOVA were used in statistical analyses. SPSS 18.0 and WinPepi softwares were used and p<0.05. A moderate to high prevalence of overweight/obesity and HDL-cholesterol was found, as well as a high prevalence of high blood pressure and low to moderate PA levels among Portuguese youth. The relationship between BMI and zMR showed that obese adolescents have higher zMR when compared to normal weight or overweight adolescents. This finding suggests that increased levels of PA and reduction in the prevalence of overweight/obesity may have a positive role against the development of metabolic risk factors.

  19. MOCASSIM - an operational forecast system for the Portuguese coastal waters.

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    Vitorino, J.; Soares, C.; Almeida, S.; Rusu, E.; Pinto, J.

    2003-04-01

    An operational system for the forecast of oceanographic conditions off the Portuguese coast is presently being implemented at Instituto Hidrográfico (IH), in the framework of project MOCASSIM. The system is planned to use a broad range of observations provided both from IH observational networks (wave buoys, tidal gauges) and programs (hydrographic surveys, moorings) as well as from external sources. The MOCASSIM system integrates several numerical models which, combined, are intended to cover the relevant physical processes observed in the geographical areas of interest. At the present stage of development the system integrates a circulation module and a wave module. The circulation module is based on the Harvard Ocean Prediction System (HOPS), a primitive equation model formulated under the rigid lid assumption, which includes a data assimilation module. The wave module is based on the WaveWatch3 (WW3) model, which provides wave conditions in the North Atlantic basin, and on the SWAN model which is used to improve the wave forecasts on coastal or other specific areas of interest. The models use the meteorological forcing fields of a limited area model (ALADIN model) covering the Portuguese area, which are being provided in the framework of a close colaboration with Instituto de Meteorologia. Although still under devellopment, the MOCASSIM system has already been used in several operationnal contexts. These included the operational environmental assessment during both national and NATO navy exercises and, more recently, the monitoring of the oceanographic conditions in the NW Iberian area affected by the oil spill of MV "Prestige". The system is also a key component of ongoing research on the oceanography of the Portuguese continental margin, which is presently being conducted at IH in the framework of national and European funded projects.

  20. Portuguese pellets market: Analysis of the production and utilization constrains

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    Monteiro, Eliseu; Mantha, Vishveshwar; Rouboa, Abel

    2012-01-01

    As opposite in Portugal, the wood pellets market is booming in Europe. In this work, possible reasons for this market behavior are foreseen according to the key indicators of biomass availability, costs and legal framework. Two major constrains are found in the Portuguese pellets market: the first one is the lack of an internal consumption, being the market based on exportations. The second one is the shortage of raw material mainly due to the competition with the biomass power plants. Therefore, the combination of the biomass power plants with pellet production plants seems to be the best option for the pellets production in the actual Portuguese scenario. The main constrains for pellets market has been to convince small-scale customers that pellets are a good alternative fuel, mainly due to the investment needed and the strong competition with natural gas. Besides some benefits in the acquisition of new equipment for renewable energy, they are insufficient to cover the huge discrepancy of the investment in pellets heating. However, pellets are already economic interesting for large utilizations. In order cover a large amount of households, additional public support is needed to cover the supplementary costs of the pellets heating systems. - Highlights: ► There is a lack of internal consumption being the pellets market based on exportation. ► The shortage of raw material is mainly due to the biomass power plants. ► Combining pellet plants with biomass power plants seems to be a wise solution. ► The tax benefits of renewable energy equipments are not enough to cover the higher investment. ► Pellets are already economic interesting for large utilizations in the Portuguese scenario.

  1. National survey of the Portuguese elderly nutritional status: study protocol.

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    Madeira, Teresa; Peixoto-Plácido, Catarina; Goulão, Beatriz; Mendonça, Nuno; Alarcão, Violeta; Santos, Nuno; de Oliveira, Rita Machado; Yngve, Agneta; Bye, Asta; Bergland, Astrid; Lopes, Carla; Nicola, Paulo; Santos, Osvaldo; Clara, João Gorjão

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    Worldwide we are facing a serious demographic challenge due to the dramatic growth of the population over 60 years. It is expected that the proportion of this population will nearly double from 12 to 22 %, between 2015 and 2050. This demographic shift comes with major health and socio-economic concerns. Nutrition is a fundamental determinant of both health and disease and its role in extending a healthy lifespan is the object of considerable research. Notably, malnutrition is one of the main threats to health and quality of life among the elderly. Therefore, knowledge about nutritional status among the elderly is essential for the promotion and maintenance of healthy ageing and to support the development of health protection policies and equity in elderly health care. This is a nationwide nutrition survey of the Portuguese population over 65 years old, with data collection through face-to-face interviews. A representative and random sample of community dwelling elderly and nursing homes residents will be obtained by multistage sampling stratified per main Portuguese regions, sex and age groups. Minimum sample size was estimated to be 2077 elderly (979 in the community and 1098 in nursing homes). Data will be collected on food habits and eating patterns, nutritional status, food insecurity, lifestyle, self-rated general health status and self-reported diseases, functionality, loneliness, cognitive function, emotional status and demographic and socio-economic characterization. This is the first national survey to evaluate the prevalence of nutritional risk and malnutrition of the Portuguese population above 65 years old, including those living in nursing homes. It will allow the identification of population subgroups of elderly with increased odds of malnutrition and nutritional risk. In addition, this survey will contribute to the identification of psychosocial and clinical predictors of malnutrition among elderly, which is an important risk factor for other

  2. Dinâmica do banco de sementes de plantas daninhas sob diferentes sistemas de manejo de solo Weed seedbank dynamics under different soil management systems

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    E. Voll

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    Full Text Available Um experimento foi conduzido em campo no período de 1982 a 1998, em Londrina-PR, com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito de diferentes sistemas de manejo de solo nas reduções anuais de um banco de sementes de plantas daninhas e seus períodos de sobrevivência, sendo as plantas daninhas manejadas através de herbicidas, e a seqüência anual de cultivo soja após trigo. Os tratamentos de manejo de solos foram: 1 semeadura direta; 2 arado de discos e grade niveladora; 3 grade aradora e grade niveladora; 4 escarificação e grade niveladora. O delineamento experimental foi o de blocos ao acaso, com quatro repetições. A identificação e contagem das sementes presentes no solo foram feitas em 1990, 1995 e 1998. As estimativas de sobrevivência (a 1% da população inicial das gramíneas capim-marmelada (Brachiaria plantaginea e capim-colchão (Digitaria horizontalis , nos quatro sistemas de manejo, foram de 5 a 10 anos e 5 a 7 anos, respectivamente; as das espécies de folhas largas, como caruru (Amaranthus spp., de 5 a 9 anos, carrapicho-de-carneiro (Acanthospermum hispidum , de 7 a 9 anos, de 10 a 20 anos, e picão-preto (Bidens pilosa, de 3 a 4 anos, e a comelinácea trapoeraba (Commelina benghalensis de 10 a 20 anos. As sementes de espécies de plantas daninhas apresentaram características distintas de sobrevivência, em função do manejo do solo, do controle ao longo dos anos e das características morfológicas e fisiológicas das sementes.A field experiment was conducted from 1982 to 1998, in Londrina-PR, Brazil, to evaluate the effects of different soil management systems on the survival of a weed seedbank, with the weeds managed by herbicides, and the annual sequence of crops consisting of soybean - wheat. The soil management treatments were: 1 no-till; 2 mouldboard; 3 heavy disc, and 4 chisel. The experimental design was a randomized complete block, with four replications. Seed identification and counting were performed in 1990, 1995

  3. Validation of the Basic Psychological Needs in Exercise Scale in a Portuguese sample.

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    Moutão, João Miguel Raimundo Peres; Serra, Luis Filipe Cid; Alves, José Augusto Marinho; Leitão, José Carlos; Vlachopoulos, Symeon P

    2012-03-01

    In line with self-determination theory (SDT: Deci & Ryan, 1985, 2002) the satisfaction of the basic psychological needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness has been identified as an important predictor of behavior and optimal functioning in various contexts including exercise. The lack of a valid and reliable instrument to assess the extent to which these needs are fulfilled among Portuguese exercise participants limits the evaluation of causal links proposed by SDT in the Portuguese exercise context. The aim of the present study was to translate into Portuguese and validate the Basic Psychological Needs in Exercise Scale (BPNES: Vlachopoulos & Michailidou, 2006). Using data from 522 exercise participants the findings provided evidence of strong internal consistency of the translated BPNES subscales while confirmatory factor analysis supported a good fit of the correlated 3-factor model to the data. The present findings support the use of the translated into Portuguese BPNES to assess the extent of basic psychological need fulfilment among Portuguese exercise participants.

  4. Portuguese validation of the Short Health Anxiety Inventory: Factor structure, reliability, and factor invariance.

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    Morales, Alexandra; Reis, Sibília; Espada, José P; Orgilés, Mireia

    2016-09-01

    The Short Health Anxiety Inventory is a brief instrument to assess health anxiety widely used across countries; however, no validated version is available for Portuguese-speaking population. Factorial structure, reliability, and equivalency factor with the Spanish version were analyzed with Portuguese adolescents aged 14-18 years. A Portuguese adolescent cohort ( N = 629) and a comparative Spanish adolescent cohort ( N = 1502) were evaluated. The original two-factor version was the best fitting model for the Portuguese version. The reliability was excellent. Complete measurement invariance across both countries was supported. The Portuguese version of the Short Health Anxiety Inventory is a valid screening inventory to assess health anxiety in adolescents.

  5. First hoisting of the Portuguese flag at CERN

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    Unknown, Unknown

    1986-01-01

    First hoisting of the Portuguese flag at CERN, following the country's membership. Photo taken on January 22 (or 23), 1986. From left to right: António Costa Lobo (Portugal's ambassador to the UN in Geneva), Gaspar Barreira, Karin Wall (José Mariano Gago's wife), José Mariano Gago (Portugal's JNICT president), Catarina Wall Gago (José Mariano Gago's daughter), João Varela, Herwig Schopper (CERN's Director-General), Eduardo Arantes e Oliveira (Portugal's Secretary of State for Science), , Margarida Nesbitt Rebelo, , Mário Pimenta, , Gustavo Castelo Branco, João Seixas, Sérgio Ramos, and Peter Sonderegger.

  6. Study of 25 X-chromosome SNPs in the Portuguese

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    Pereira, Vania; Tomas Mas, Carmen; Amorim, António

    2011-01-01

    The importance of X-chromosome markers in individual identifications, population genetics, forensics and kinship testing is getting wide recognition. In this work, we studied the distributions of 25 X-chromosome single nucleotide polymorphisms (X-SNPs) in population samples from Northern, Central...... and Southern Portugal (n=305). The data were also compared with previous data from the Mediterranean area confirming a general genetic homogeneity among populations in the region. The X-SNP distribution in the three Portuguese regional samples did not show any significant substructure and the X...

  7. Mechano-sorptive creep of Portuguese pinewood chemically modified

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    Barroso Lopes Duarte

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The effect of chemical modification on mechano-sorptive creep in bending was studied by experimental work. Stakes with 20 × 20 × 400 mm RTL of Portuguese wood species (Pinus pinaster Aiton modified with 1,3-dimethylol-4,5- dihydroxyethyleneurea (DMDHEU, m-methylated melamine resin (MMF, tetraethoxysilane (TEOS and amid wax (WA were measured under asymmetric moistening conditions over a period of 42 days (app. 1000 hours with stress level (SL of 12 MPa, according to ENV 1156.

  8. Seaweeds from the Portuguese coast: A potential food resource?

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    Soares, C.; Machado, S.; Vieira, E. F.; Morais, S.; Teles, M. T.; Correia, M.; Carvalho, A.; Domingues, V. F.; Ramalhosa, M. J.; Delerue-Matos, C.; Antunes, F.

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    The Portuguese coast presents a large amount of potentially edible seaweeds that are underexploited. The identification of different macroalgae species and their availability in the northern and central coast of the continental territory was assessed. The nutritional value of seaweeds is discussed based on a literature review (when available) focused on data for species collected in Portugal with the aim to define the most important nutritional parameters that should be characterized in the samples. Possible health concerns related with the presence of contaminants are also considered.

  9. Modifications and modernization of the Portuguese research reactor (RPI)

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    Cardeira, F.M.; Menezes, J.B.

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    The Portuguese Research Reactor (RPI) reached its criticality in April 1961 and has successfully operated for more than 30 years without important incidents. Several replacements of equipment and improvements were introduced during this period, the most important occurring in the modernisation period (1987-1991), with the purpose of improving safety and reliability of the reactor exploitation. The reactor has been shut-down during more than two years for important works of replacement and refurbishment of the primary piping and pool lining. The objective of this paper is to describe the main works performed on RPI reactor during its life time concerning replacements, upgrading and modernisation of reactor equipment and installations. (orig.)

  10. Reuma.pt - the rheumatic diseases portuguese register.

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    Canhão, H; Faustino, A; Martins, F; Fonseca, J E

    2011-01-01

    Since June 2008, Portuguese rheumatologists have been collecting on a routine basis, data into the nationwide Reuma.pt, the Rheumatic Diseases Portuguese Register from the Portuguese Society of Rheumatology (SPR), which includes rheumatic patients (rheumatoid arthritis - RA, ankylosing spondylitis - AS, psoriatic arthritis - PsA and juvenile idiopathic arthritis - JIA) receiving biological therapies or patients receiving synthetic disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). The aim of this publication is to describe the structure of Reuma.pt and the population registered since June 2008. Demographic and anthropometric data, life style habits, work status, co-morbidities, disease activity and functional assessment scores, previous and current therapies, adverse events codified by the Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities (MedDRA), reasons for discontinuation and laboratory measurements are registered at each visit. The platform is based on a structured electronic medical record linked to a SQL Server database. All Rheumatology Departments assigned to the Portuguese National Health Service (n=21), 2 Military Hospitals (Lisboa and Porto), 1 public-private Institution and 6 private centers adhered to the Register. Until now, 18 centers have entered data into Reuma.pt. By January 2011, 3438 patients and 16130 visits had been registered. 2162 (63%) were RA patients, 700 of them treated with biological agents and 1462 with synthetic DMARDs. From the 515 (15%) AS patients, 297 were medicated with biological and 218 with non-biological therapies. 293 (8%) were PsA patients, 151 treated with biological drugs and 142 with other treatment strategies. 368 (11%) had the diagnosis of JIA, 68 were under biological treatment and 300 were managed with other treatment options. The register also includes 100 (3%) patients with other rheumatic diseases, submitted to treatments that required hospital day care infusions including 18 exposed to biological therapies. Registers

  11. V Congress of the Portuguese Society of Cosmetological Sciences - Proceedings

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    V National Congress of Dermatocosmetics Sciences V Congresso Nacional de Ciências Dermatocosméticas IV Congress of Portuguese Society of Science Cosmetological IV Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa de Ciências Cosmetológicas (SPCC) 15 May | 15 Maio Lisboa - Universidade Lusófona Honor Commitee /Comissão de Honra Magnífico Reitor da Universidade Lusófona, Mário Moutinho Presidente do Conselho de Administração da Universidade Lusófona, Manuel de Almeida Damásio Ministro da Saúde, Paulo Macedo...

  12. The Portuguese man-of-war: Gone with the wind

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    Ferrer, Luis; Pastor Rollan, Ane

    2017-01-01

    ), causing a great socio-economic impact. Here we investigate the most likely region of origin and routes of these individuals using the Sediment, Oil spill and Fish Tracking model (SOFT). This model was run backwards in time using only the wind drag velocity (i.e., the wind velocity multiplied by a wind...... located near or on the northwest and southwest coasts of France and England, respectively, and in the English Channel, the southern Celtic Sea and the northwestern Bay of Biscay. However, at the end of the simulation period (i.e., at the beginning of August 2009), most of these Portuguese man-of-war were...

  13. Jurisprudência do crime de tortura nos tribunais de justiça do Brasil (2005-2010

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    Full Text Available O presente artigo apresenta o resultado da pesquisa: Julgando a tortura: Análise de Jurisprudência nos Tribunais de Justiça do Brasil (2005-2010,[1] que buscou colher dados dos acórdãos proferidos pelos Tribunais de Justiça de todos os Estados do Brasil em processos judiciais relativos ao crime de tortura. A partir desse material empírico, foi possível obter informações presentes nos acórdãos, tais como: o perfil do acusado e da vítima, local da tortura, propósito da tortura, argumentos das decisões e relação entre a decisão de primeiro e segundo graus. Conhecer os casos que chegam aos Tribunais de Justiça e analisar como eles são julgados foram uns dos principais objetivos desse levantamento. Cabe destacar que, diante da notória deficiência e ausência de dados sobre tortura no Brasil, essa pesquisa se torna ainda mais relevante.[1] A pesquisa foi iniciada em maio de 2011, encerrou-se em janeiro de 2015 e teve como objetivos: construir um banco de dados de jurisprudência de tortura a partir de acórdãos coletados nos Tribunais de Justiça (TJs dos estados brasileiros, analisar as decisões e compará-las. O relatório completo foi publicado em janeiro de 2015 e encontra-se disponível em: https://issuu.com/julgandoatortura

  14. La raccolta delle rimese degli Italiani in Canada nei documento del Banco di Napoli (Servizio Emigrati: 1908-1927 =The collection of remittances of Italians in Canada in the documents of Banco di Napoli (Emigration Service: 1908-1927

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    Full Text Available L’emigrazione italiana verso il continente americano ha rappresentato un fenomeno dell’età contemporanea di ingenti dimensioni: la grandissima comunità italiana negli Stati Uniti è stata oggetto di numerosi approfondimenti storiografici, letterari, cinematografici, oltre a costituire ormai parte integrante della storia, dell’economia e, in genere, della società americana. Tuttavia, una parte degli emigranti scelse differenti mete: l’America Latina, il Canada. Questo articolo si sofferma sulla nascita e l’integrazione nell’economia canadese della prima comunità italiana −a inizio ‘900− che avrebbe costituito la base per flussi migratori successivi più cospicui, nel secondo dopoguerra. La ricerca, di taglio storico-economico, mette in luce soprattutto l’aspetto finanziario della vicenda, e presenta un’analisi dettagliata –basata sulla documentazione del Servizio Emigrati dell’Archivio Storico del Banco di Napoli– del servizio di raccolta e spedizione in patria delle rimesse degli emigrati da parte delle banche canadesi incaricate: un fenomeno che andò incrementandosi con la crescita della comunità italo-canadese. The Italian emigration to America was a phenomenon of huge dimensions of the contemporary age: the large Italian community in the US has been the subject of numerous insights historiographical, literary, film, besides being now an integral part of the history, of the economy and, in general, of the American society. However, part of the emigrants chose different destinations: Latin America, Canada. This article focuses on the birth and the integration in the Canadian economy of the first Italian community −at the beginning of '900− which would have formed the basis for increased levels of migratory flows, after World War II. The research, historical-economic cutting, highlights especially the financial aspect of the story, and presents a detailed analysis −based on the documentation of the Migrant

  15. Informação e consulta nas multinacionais: A experiência de representantes portugueses em Conselhos de Empresa Europeus

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    Full Text Available A partir da experiência de representantes portugueses em Conselhos de Empresa Europeus (CEE, aborda‑se a avaliação que aqueles fazem do cumprimento dos dois princípios basilares da Directiva: a informação e a consulta. A este propósito, são tidas em conta duas dimensões da vida dos CEE: a dimensão funcional e a dimensão das possibilidades práticas. A primeira reporta-se ao modo como a informação e a consulta se encontram vertidas nos textos dos acordos que ditam o modus operandi dos CEE e ao modo como os representantes dos trabalhadores avaliam a informação que lhes é transmitida. A segunda dimensão encontra-se mais orientada para o princípio da consulta e para as possibilidades de os CEE condicionarem as decisões das multinacionais. Ainda que ambas as dimensões sejam olhadas como pouco entusiasmo pelos representantes portugueses, este texto, apoiando‑se no exemplo da GM-Europa, não deixa, todavia, de fazer referência ao papel que os CEE podem desempenhar na construção de uma identidade laboral transnacional.

  16. Estrutura do setor bancário e o ciclo recente de expansão do crédito: O papel dos bancos públicos federais

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    Full Text Available Este artigo tem por objetivo analisar a evolução recente da estrutura do setor bancário brasileiro e o ciclo recente do crédito no Brasil, focalizando em especial no desempenho e no papel dos bancos públicos, emparticular os grandes bancos federais – BNDES, Banco do Brasil e CEF. Em particular, destaca-se o papel contracíclico dos bancos públicos no mercado de crédito, além de sua importância no desenvolvimento de algumas linhas de financiamento de mais longo prazo, como financiamento do investimento, crédito agrícola e crédito habitacional. A ênfase do estudo se dá no período pós-real e no boom recente do crédito, ou seja, o período 2003-2009.

  17. Banco de sementes do solo de uma Floresta Estacional Semidecidual, em Viçosa, Minas Gerais.

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    Juvenal Pinheiro Batista Neto

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    Full Text Available Avaliou-se quantitativa e qualitativamente a florística do banco de sementes do solo de um fragmento de Floresta Estacional Semidecidual Montana, no município de Viçosa, MG. No final da estação chuvosa (março/2004, foram coletadas duas amostras de solo de 20 x 15 cm, com 5 cm de profundidade, no centro de seis subparcelas contíguas de 10 x 20 m, em dez parcelas permanentes de 20 x 60 m, em dez locais, totalizando 120 amostras (3,6 m2. As amostras de solo foram colocadas em estruturas de sombreamento de 11,5 % e 60 %, e as sementes germinadas foram identificadas em graminóides, herbáceo-cipós, arbustivas e arbóreas. Foram registradas 3.416 sementes germinadas, sendo 30,2 % graminóides, 29,2 % herbáceo-cipós, 17,5 % arbustivas e 23,1 % arbóreas, estas duas últimas distribuídas em 17 famílias, 25 gêneros e 31 espécies. Melastomataceae, Cecropiaceae e Piperaceae contribuíram com 31,8 %, 10,0 % e 8,8 % do total de espécies, respectivamente, sendo que Miconia cinnamomifolia e Leandra purpurascens foram responsáveis por 59,3 % das sementes arbustivo-arbóreas germinadas. As pioneiras se destacaram com 61,3 % das espécies e 88,5 % das sementes germinadas. Não foram registradas espécies secundárias tardias. A densidade média de sementes germinadas para todos os hábitos e locais foi de 949 sementes/m2. O número de espécies e de sementes germinadas do grupo arbustivo-arbóreo diferiu significativamente pelo teste Kruskal-Wallis (P ≤ 0,05 entre os locais estudados. Esses resultados indicam que, no banco de sementes do solo, há predomínio de espécies pioneiras que são importantes para a sucessão em clareiras ou após o corte da floresta. Porém, esse estoque de sementes não é suficiente para a continuidade do processo de sucessão, que inclui o estabelecimento de maior proporção de espécies secundárias iniciais e tardias. Isso indica que há necessidade de um manejo adequado do banco de pl

  18. DiagnÃstico e aÃÃes de melhorias logÃsticas em um banco de alimentos: estudo de caso

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    Esta dissertaÃÃo trata-se de um estudo de caso realizado em um Banco de Alimentos localizado em Fortaleza, o Mesa Brasil SESC. O objetivo geral da pesquisa à propor melhorias logÃsticas ao Banco de Alimentos de modo a aumentar o nÃvel de serviÃos do atendimento Ãs associaÃÃes cadastradas. A logÃstica do Mesa Brasil se caracteriza pela redistribuiÃÃo para as associaÃÃes beneficentes dos alimentos doados por empresas parceiras. Esses alimentos estÃo fora dos padrÃes de comercializaÃÃo, mas aind...

  19. DISEÑO DE UN BANCO PARA LA DETERMINACIÓN PRÁCTICA DEL COEFICIENTE DE VÁLVULAS, NORMA VDI/VDE 2173

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    César Zambrano Miranda

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    Full Text Available Se presenta el proceso de diseño de un banco de entrenamiento para la determinación del coeficiente de flujo de válvulas de control, usando las indicaciones de la norma VDI/VDE 2173, que establece parámetros para la elaboración de este tipo de ensayos. Se adopta un criterio de ergonomía para el dimensionamiento preliminar del banco con base en datos de la antropometría colombiana. Los elementos estructurales del equipo son posteriormente diseñados mediante la comparación de cálculos de teoría de falla con análisis de elemento finito en SolidWorks.

  20. Din?mica das assembl?ias de peixes em bancos de macrofitas flutuantes do sistema fl?vio lacustre da ?rea do Catal?o, Amazonas, Brasil

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    Nas plan?cies de inunda??o da regi?o amaz?nica, uma grande por??o das assembl?ias de peixes utiliza os bancos de macr?fitas aqu?ticas como ?rea de alimenta??o, reprodu??o, ref?gio, ber??rio, e como meio dispersor. A intensidade e a varia??o do n?vel das ?guas influenciam consideravelmente na composi??o, riqueza e abund?ncia das esp?cies em certas localidades. Foram analisados dados das assembl?ias de peixes de bancos de macr?fitas da ilha do Xiborena durante os anos 2003-2007 com o intuito de...

  1. El financiamiento de las competencias profesionales del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID en la educación superior tecnológica (EST de México

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    Carlos Martínez Padilla

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    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza la relación que tiene lugar entre el gobierno mexicano con organismos internacionales como el Banco Mundial (BM y, el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID para el financiamiento de las competencias profesionales en las Instituciones de Educación Superior Tecnológicas (IEST. Desde la perspectiva teórica de la Nueva Gestión Pública (NGP se argumenta que el BID, a través de sus programas de competencias profesionales, tiene una gran influencia en las funciones y atribuciones de las Universidades Politécnicas (UUPP y, que dichos programas responden más a una lógica de compromisos institucionales que a una evaluación efectiva de resultados

  2. Sistemas gerenciadores de banco de dados relacionais Fuzzy: uma aplicação em recuperação de informação

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    Sarajane Marques Peres

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta uma aplicação de Sistemas de Banco de Dados Relacionais Fuzzy na Recuperação de Informação Textual. O sistema implementado permite observar as vantagens obtidas na recuperação de documentos textuais quando a imprecisão e a incompletude da informação é considerada no processo de busca e tomada de decisão. Os testes realizados mostram, de forma simplificada, a eficiência alcançada através do processamento e a persistência da informação em sua forma natural, possibilitadas pelo uso integrado da Teoria de Conjuntos Fuzzy e da Tecnologia de Banco de Dados.

  3. Una contabilidad especial para una actividad no bancaria. La recaudación de contribuciones en el Banco de España (1867-1888

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    Rafael Moreno Fernández

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    Concluye el segundo contrato en 1888, y no se renueva por Hacienda, a pesar de la disposición positiva del Banco. Esto, por el contrario, no supuso más que la extinción de la recaudación activa. La liquidación de cuentas con Hacienda, tras 20 años de servicio, se prolongaría hasta entrado el siglo XX. Con todo ello el Banco adquirió un enorme bagaje en la gestión y control de un negocio de gran volumen y dificultad operativa que, sin duda, aplicó en el desarrollo de su red de Sucursales.

  4. Informe Especial: O Ensino e a Promocao do Portugues na Romenia (Special Report: The Teaching and Promotion of Portuguese in Romania).

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    Ploae-Hanganu, Mariana

    1996-01-01

    This article reflects the most significant advances made in the teaching and promotion of Portuguese in Romania in the past 20 years. The Portuguese program at the University of Bucharest is described as are special courses given in commemoration of landmark dates in Portuguese history and special events celebrating Portuguese history and culture.…

  5. Banco de sementes no solo em sistemas de cultivo lavoura-pastagem Soil seedbank in integrated crop-pasture systems

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    Fernanda Satie Ikeda

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito de sistemas de cultivo, do preparo do solo e dos níveis de adubação sobre o banco de sementes, em solos de áreas submetidas a: três sistemas de cultivo - lavoura contínua (L, lavoura-pastagem-lavoura (LPL e pastagem-lavoura-pastagem (PLP; dois sistemas de preparo do solo - convencional (C e semeadura direta (D; dois níveis de adubação - manutenção (1 e corretiva gradual (2; e uma área de pastagem contínua, com preparo convencional e adubação corretiva gradual. No sistema de cultivo lavoura-pastagem, a densidade de sementes, excluindo-se as áreas de cultivo de LPLC1 e de LPLC2, foi menor do que nas lavouras contínuas e maior do que na pastagem contínua. Nas áreas de lavoura, o banco de sementes foi menor em áreas com semeadura direta do que com preparo convencional do solo, mas nas áreas de PLP, com adubação corretiva gradual, não houve diferença entre os sistemas de preparo do solo. A adubação causou redução na densidade de sementes apenas nas áreas de cultivo de LPLC e PLPC. A adoção de sistemas de cultivo lavoura-pastagem com semeadura direta pode auxiliar no manejo de plantas daninhas em áreas de lavoura de grãos.The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of cultivation and tillage systems, and fertilization level, on soil seedbanks of areas submitted to: three cultivation systems - continuous crop (L, crop-pasturecrop (LPL, pasture-crop-pasture (PLP; two tillage systems - tillage (C and no-tillage (D; two fertilization levels - maintenance (1 and gradual corrective (2; and a continuous pasture area under tillage and gradual corrective fertilization. Seed density of crop-pasture cultivation systems, was lower than in continuous crop, and higher compared to continuous pasture system, except for LPLC1 and LPLC2 cultivated areas. The seedbanks in continuous cropping areas was lower in no-tillage than in tillage system areas, but in PLP areas with

  6. From the board of the bank: sorne experiences and reflections En la Junta del Banco: algunas experiencias y reflexiones

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    Flórez Enciso Luis Bernardo

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    Full Text Available This article presents some interesting and polemical reflections about the Central Bank, the degree of credibility of its policies, the setting of goals in matters of monetary and exchange rate policy, the use of available instruments, and the trade-off between inflation and unemployment. For the author, autonomy is a necessary but not sufficient condition for achieving a lower rate of inflation. The struggle against inflation requires a large degree of social support, coordination between all the economic institutions of the State, and the responsibility of private institutions. The problem of dynamic inconsistency between credibility and results would be resolved when there is recogni tion of the superiori ty of an adjustable rule, in which credibility would be the result of a dynamic process of mutual teaching and learning between economic agents and the Central Bank, and in which economic policy instruments achieve a greater stability beca use a short term vision is transcended.En este artículo se presentan interesantes y polémicas reflexiones sobre la autonomía del Banco Central, el grado de credibilidad de sus políticas, la fijación de metas en materia de de política monetaria y cambiaria, el uso de instrumentos disponibles y el trade-off entre la inflación y el desempleo. Para el autor, la autonomía es una condición necesaria pero no suficiente para lograr una menor tasa de inflación. La lucha contra la inflación requiere de un gran respaldo social, de la coordinación entre todas las instituciones económicas del Estado y la responsabilidad de las entidades privadas. El problema de la inconsistencia dinámica entre credibilidad y resultados se resolvería cuando se reconozca la superioridad de una regla ajustable en donde la credibilidad sea el resultado de un proceso dinámico de aprendizaje y enseñanza mutua entre los agentes económicos y el Banco Central, y donde los instrumentos de política económica logren una mayor

  7. Did the corporatization of Portuguese hospitals significantly change their productivity?

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    Ferreira, Diogo; Marques, Rui Cunha

    2015-04-01

    This paper aims to investigate if the market structure reforms in the Portuguese health system have improved hospital performance and productivity. A robust non-parametric Malmquist index is applied to measure group performance. The significance of the results achieved is examined using a conditional and non-conditional subsampling bootstrapped-based methodology, enhanced by the likelihood cross validation criterion based on the k-nearest neighbors method. The sample contains information about 216 non-corporatized and 176 corporatized Portuguese hospitals for the period 2002–2009. Five models were applied, based on three study dimensions (internment, emergencies and doctor visits). The results show that although corporatized hospitals presented the highest efficiency consistency, they had also the lowest levels of productivity, while the hospitals under the traditional administrative public management system were the ones with the best average performance. However, several best practices were also found in all groups, being the limited companies were often dominated by both noncorporatized and public enterprise entities. Consistent output ranges where all groups present dominance over the others were also identified. It was possible to conclude that the more autonomy the hospital had from the Ministry of Health, the lower was its productivity.

  8. Accounting quality and the adoption of IASB standards: portuguese evidence

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    Ana Isabel Morais

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Through rule 1606/2002 by the European Commission, Portuguese listed firms were required to adopt IASB standards in the preparation and presentation of consolidated accounts for the periods beginning on or after 2005. IASB standards are developed in environments where accounting practices are especially directed at the private sector, reporting rules are largely unaffected by taxation requirements and capital is traditionally raised in public markets. However, in Portugal, financial reporting is closely related to tax reporting and banks play a key role in providing finance and inside access to information. We investigate whether adopting IASB standards is associated with higher earnings quality and higher value relevance. We compare the earnings quality and value relevance of accounting data of 34 Portuguese listed firms before (1995-2004 and after (2004-2005 the adoption of IASB standards. We find that firms, during the period when they adopt IASB standards, report less smooth earnings than those firms in periods when they adopted national accounting standards, which seems to suggest an improvement in earnings quality. However, we also find that the value relevance of accounting information decreases with the adoption of IASB standards.

  9. Risk Levels of Toxic Cyanobacteria in Portuguese Recreational Freshwaters

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    Carina Menezes

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Portuguese freshwater reservoirs are important socio-economic resources, namely for recreational use. National legislation concerning bathing waters does not include mandatory levels or guidelines for cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins. This is an issue of concern since cyanotoxin-based evidence is insufficient to change the law, and the collection of scientific evidence has been hampered by the lack of regulatory levels for cyanotoxins in bathing waters. In this work, we evaluate the profile of cyanobacteria and microcystins (MC in eight freshwater reservoirs from the center of Portugal, used for bathing/recreation, in order to determine the risk levels concerning toxic cyanobacteria occurrence. Three of the reservoirs did not pose a risk of MC contamination. However, two reservoirs presented a high risk in 7% of the samples according to the World Health Organization (WHO guidelines for MC in bathing waters (above 20 µg/L. In the remaining three reservoirs, the risk concerning microcystins occurrence was low. However, they exhibited recurrent blooms and persistent contamination with MC up to 4 µg/L. Thus, the risk of exposure to MC and potential acute and/or chronic health outcomes should not be disregarded in these reservoirs. These results contribute to characterize the cyanobacterial blooms profile and to map the risk of toxic cyanobacteria and microcystins occurrence in Portuguese inland waters.

  10. Domingos Vandelli and the deficit in royal Portuguese treasury

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    Ricardo Dalla Costa

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This work aims to discuss the economic situation and policy recommendations of Vandelli to solve the difficulties in economic situation in Portugal at the end of seven hundred. Starting with a prior proposal for Vandelli on institutionalization of knowledge in Sciencia of Finance to further expose the difficulties in maintaining the Kingdom in not justifiable times as costly ordered and even military expenditures, investments in manufacturing, arts and science without there being at that time a real war economy. As a result, it failed to materialize the idea of a Portuguese Economic Society since it was transmuted into a Science Academy. With regard to the deficit in the Royal Treasury, there was an increase of Portuguese State spending concurrently with the drop in revenue from overseas, and finally opportunism behind the financial difficulties of the metropolis led Vandelli to do harsh criticism to financial managers and usurers who took advantage of an emblematic situation and suggest economic policies to balance public finances

  11. Uveodermatologic lymphoma in two young related Portuguese water dogs.

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    Escanilla, Natàlia; Leiva, Marta; Ordeix, Laura; Peña, Teresa

    2012-09-01

    Canine lymphoma (CL) is one of the most common forms of spontaneous canine neoplasia. Improved understanding of the genetic and environmental factors associated with CL may provide benefits for the study of non-Hodgkin's and Hodgkin's lymphoma in humans. Uveodermatologic lymphoma is reported in a single household of Portuguese water dog, and the etiology is discussed. A 1-year-old female intact Portuguese water dog was referred to the Ophthalmology Service of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the Autonomous University of Barcelona because of acute blepharospasm of the right eye in association with a multinodular dermatosis. Physical and ophthalmological examination and a complete diagnostic work-up, including skin and ocular histopathology and immunohistochemistry, were performed. Three months prior, in Galicia (Spain), 1200 km away from Barcelona, a male dog of the same litter showed very similar oculodermatological clinical signs and skin histopathology, and immunohistochemistry were obtained. The clinical diagnoses were anterior exudative uveitis, iridal masses, and secondary glaucoma. Histopathology and immunohistochemistry revealed a nonepitheliotropic lymphoma rich in B cell in dog 1 and rich in T cell in dog 2. It is proposed that an underlying genetic predisposition could have played a role in the development of lymphoma in these two young related dogs. © 2012 American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.

  12. Portuguese road safety campaigns: an analysis of its influence

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    Manuel José Fonseca

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Focused in road safety campaigns, thisstudy aims to analyze the attitude of the Portuguesedrivers towards these campaigns, particularly in relationto different creative dimensions. In addition,based on this attitude, this research aims to proposea segmentation of Portuguese drivers accordingto their attitude towards these campaigns. In termsof methodology we developed a conceptual modelinvolving creative dimensions of these campaigns.Subsequently a questionnaire was administered toa sample of 305 Portuguese drivers, where it wasintended to assess the influence of each dimensionto the driving behavior. Based on the results wecome up with some contributions to the validationof the model and also to identify three distinctgroups of drivers in terms of att itude to communicationcampaigns: “Indiff erent”, “Influenced”, and“Interested.”As main results, we found that theseroad safety campaigns are not consensual, and thatthere are drivers who reject this type of campaignsand others who identify themselves as being stronglyinfluenced by them. It was also found that thestructure of messages based in dramatic tones andfear appeals could lead to an increase in its persuasivepotential.

  13. Attitudes of Portuguese medical residents' towards clinical communication skills.

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    Loureiro, Elizabete; Severo, Milton; Ferreira, Maria Amélia

    2015-08-01

    To explore the attitudes and perceptions of Portuguese residents towards Clinical Communication Skills (CCS) and the need for complementary training. 78 medical residents responded to an on-line questionnaire which comprised demographic data, open-ended questions and a Portuguese version of the Communication Skills Attitude Scale (CSAS). Residents gave significantly higher scores (Pcommunication skills in general, compared to CSAS2 (attitudes towards the teaching/learning process of CCS). Residents doing their residency training in other parts of the country, other than the north, reveal a higher perception of insufficient training (72.7% vs. 38.7%, P=0.036). Residents showed more positive attitudes towards communication skills than towards the teaching/learning process. They admit to need more training in CCS in their residency year and highlight that the clinical cycle of undergraduate education should integrate these topics. Content analysis indicates that residents' perceptions are context-influenced. Integration of CCS in the undergraduate education, enhanced during post-graduate training. Training of clinical faculty and supervisors/tutors and the role that stakeholders have to play in order to promote continuous training in CCS; encourage patient-centeredness and reflective practice, as to facilitate transfer of acquired skills to clinical practice. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  14. Meat Safety: An Evaluation of Portuguese Butcher Shops.

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    Santos, Ana; Cardoso, Margarida Fonseca; Costa, José M Correia da; Gomes-Neves, Eduarda

    2017-07-01

    Butcher shops are end points in the meat chain, and they can have a determinant role in cross-contamination control. This study aims to determine whether Portuguese butcher shops comply with European and Portuguese law regarding the sale of fresh meat and meat products. Butcher shops (n = 73) were assessed for meat handler and facility hygiene and for maintenance of the premises. Handlers (n = 88) were given a questionnaire composed of questions about knowledge and practice, including hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) and good practice in food industry, to assess their knowledge of and compliance with food safety practices. A checklist of 27 items was used to evaluate facility and meat handler hygiene and butcher shop maintenance. Our results revealed some lack of compliance in all the areas evaluated. The mean knowledge and practice score among the operators was 68.0%, and the mean "visual inspection" score for the butcher shops was 64.0%. Severe deficiencies were observed in the mandatory implementation of HACCP principles in this type of small food business. These findings indicate a need to modify training to enhance compliance with European food safety regulations at this step of the meat chain.

  15. Construct Validation of the Portuguese Version of the Restraint Scale

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    João Carvalho

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    Full Text Available AimThe main purpose of this study was to adapt the Restraint Scale (RS to Portuguese and examine its psychometric properties, specifically its construct validity.MethodIn this study, 238 normal-weight adults (82% women; Mean age = 36.6, SD = 15.0 participated in an online survey containing measures of Restraint Scale, Three Factor Eating Questionnaire, Dutch Eating Behaviour Questionnaire, and Body Dissatisfaction and Drive for Thinness scales.ResultsExploratory factor analyses corroborated the two-factors structure found in previous studies, in particular when three items without clear factorial assignment and low correlation were excluded. A final two-factors version of the RS containing seven items presented a very good fit to the measurement model and good internal consistency. Confirmatory factor analysis of the 7-items RS in relation to a three-factor model of overeating, dieting and body dissatisfaction measures revealed that the RS was the only restraint measure loading in all three factors.ConclusionThis suggests that the 7-items Portuguese version of the RS has good psychometric properties and unique features that lend it appropriate to identify and study unsuccessful chronic dieters.

  16. On the Syntax of Canonical Comparatives in European Portuguese

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    Gabriela Matos

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Comparative constructions in English and other Germanic and Romance languages have been analysed either as subordinate or coordinate structures. Focussing European Portuguese (=EP we will argue, from a syntactic point of view, that there is evidence for the coordinate nature of canonical comparatives in this language. In fact, not only many properties of these constructions distinguish them from subordinate structures, but also most of the characteristics attributed to the subordinate status of comparatives can also be accounted for within the coordinate approach. In particular, the selection of the comparative phrase by the degree marker in the first term of comparison may be viewed as a case of correlative coordination. In the same line of reasoning, the islands effects exhibited by comparative clauses do not constitute a compelling evidence for the systematic presence of a wh-operator, since they may also arise in other cases of A-bar movement. So, though accepting that Comparative and Subcomparative deletions are two distinct cases of Operator-variable chain, relying on empirical evidence across other Romance languages, we will analyse Comparative Deletion in European Portuguese as an instance of (Quantified Null Object and we will impute Subcomparative deletion to Quantifier Raising at LF for scope assignment purposes.

  17. Validation of Geriatric Care Environment Scale in Portuguese Nurses

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    João Paulo de Almeida Tavares

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    Full Text Available The number of hospitalized older adults in Portugal necessitates a better understanding of the acute care environment for older adults. This study translated and examined the psychometric qualities of the Geriatric Care Environment Scale (GCES among 1,068 Portuguese registered nurses (RNs. Four factors emerged from the exploratory factor analyses: resource availability, aging-sensitive care delivery, institutional values regarding older adults and staff, and continuity of care. The internal consistency of the GCES was α=.919. The GCES was significantly associated with the variables of region, hospital type, unit type, and RNs perception of hospital educational, staff knowledge, difficulty, rewarding, and burdensome in caring for older adults. Nurses who worked in hospitals centers in the northern region and medical and surgery units had more positive perceptions of the geriatric care environment. More positive perception was also found among RNs that reported more educational support, had more knowledge, and felt more rewarding and less difficulty and burden in caring older adults. This process resulted in a valid and reliable measurement of the geriatric care environment Portuguese version which provides hospital leadership with an instrument to evaluate organizational support for geriatric nursing practice and target specific areas that support or hinder care delivery.

  18. Short Assessment of Health Literacy for Portuguese-speaking Adults

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate a short health literacy assessment tool for Portuguese-speaking adults. METHODS: The Short Assessment of Health Literacy for Portuguese-speaking Adults is an assessment tool which consists of 50 items that assess an individual's ability to correctly pronounce and understand common medical terms. We evaluated the instrument's psychometric properties in a convenience sample of 226 Brazilian older adults. Construct validity was assessed by correlating the tool scores with years of schooling, self-reported literacy, and global cognitive functioning. Discrimination validity was assessed by testing the tool's accuracy in detecting inadequate health literacy, defined as failure to fully understand standard medical prescriptions. RESULTS: Moderate to high correlations were found in the assessment of construct validity (Spearman's coefficients ranging from 0.63 to 0.76. The instrument showed adequate internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha=0.93 and adequate test-retest reliability (intraclass correlation coefficient=0.95. The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve for detection of inadequate health literacy was 0.82. A version consisting of 18 items was tested and showed similar psychometric properties. CONCLUSIONS: The instrument developed showed good validity and reliability in a sample of Brazilian older adults. It can be used in research and clinical settings for screening inadequate health literacy.

  19. Integrating renewable energy sources in the Portuguese power system

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    Martins, Nuno; Cabral, Pedro; Azevedo, Helena

    2012-01-01

    The integration of large amounts of renewable energy is an important challenge for the future management of electric systems, since it affects the operation of the electric power system and the design of the transmission and distribution network infrastructure. This is specially due to the connection requirements of the renewable energy technologies, to the extension and adjustment of the grid infrastructure and to the identification of new solutions for operational reserve, in order to maintain the overall system flexibility and security. In this paper, the impact of high penetration of intermittent energy sources, expected in long term in the Portuguese Power System, is analysed and the operational reserve requirements to accomplish a reliable and reasonable electrical energy supply are identified. It was concluded that pumped storage power plants, special power plants with regulating capabilities, will have an important task to provide the operational reserve requirements of the Portuguese Power System. This technology assumes a fundamental role not only to ensure the adequate levels of security of supply but also to allow the maximum exploitation of the installed capacity in renewable energy sources. (authors)

  20. Human Rights and Consership in the Portuguese Press

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    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available This article analyzes the censorship system existing in Portugal in the XVIII century, when a rigid jurisdiction with respect to press freedom was instituted by Portuguese State and how “Gazeta de Lisboa” succeeded in informing its public about the revolutionary events that took place in France during the year of 1789. Many years after that, in 1948, other important event – the Universal Declaration of Human Rights approved by the United Nations General Assembly, did not receive the attention of Portuguese Press. Of the 15 newspapers and magazines with wider circulation that were consulted, only three published the news of the approval. Also I did not fi nd in any of the archives documents which proved the exercising of censorship or punishment, by the dictatorial regime of Salazar, in the form of disciplinary processes against the newspapers with relation to the publication of news referring to the Declaration. I am inclined toward the theory of the act of self-censorship imposed by the editor on himself, in both events.

  1. Metodología de gestión de proyectos para la división de infraestructura y proyectos del Banco Popular

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    Ruiz-Moya, José Vidal

    2015-01-01

    Proyecto de graduación (Maestría en Gerencia de Proyectos) Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, Área Académica de Gerencia de Proyectos, 2015. The Division of infrastructure projects of Banco Popular has among its main functions to manage the institutional infrastructure projects, manage and administer the institutional maintenance of buildings and lease expiration control contracts for leased premises; directing the efforts of these areas to objectives of the Directorate of Administrative...

  2. Aproximación a un modelo de indicadores de alerta temprana considerando la función de pérdida del Banco Central

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    Armagno, Daniel; García Fronti, Javier; Rey, Sebastián

    2004-01-01

    Nuestro interés en este trabajo es estudiar las causas que llevan al debilitamiento de las entidades bancarias. Para ello incluiremos en el análisis, al responsable de la toma de decisiones del Banco Central que tiene en consideración una función de pérdida del tipo desarrollada en Dermirgüç–Kunt, A. and E. Detragiache (1999). Aplicando un modelo logit y evaluamos los resultados obtenidos.

  3. Multifaceted NOS Instruction: Contextualizing Nature of Science with Documentary Films

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    Bloom, Mark; Binns, Ian C.; Koehler, Catherine

    2015-01-01

    This research focuses on inservice science teachers' conceptions of nature of science (NOS) before and after a two-week intensive summer professional development (PD). The PD combined traditional explicit NOS instruction, numerous interactive interventions that highlighted NOS aspects, along with documentary films that portrayed NOS in context of…

  4. Orthodontic force stimulates eNOS and iNOS in rat osteocytes

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    Tan, S.D.; Xie, R.; Klein Nulend, J.; van Rheden, R.E.; Bronckers, A.L.J.J.; Kuijpers-Jagtman, A.M.; Von den Hoff, J.W.; Maltha, J.C.

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    Mechanosensitive osteocytes are essential for bone remodeling. Nitric oxide, an important regulator of bone remodeling, is produced by osteocytes through the activity of constitutive endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) or inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS). We hypothesized that these

  5. Orthodontic force stimulates eNOS and iNOS in rat osteocytes.

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    2009-01-01

    Mechanosensitive osteocytes are essential for bone remodeling. Nitric oxide, an important regulator of bone remodeling, is produced by osteocytes through the activity of constitutive endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) or inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS). We hypothesized that these

  6. El Banco de San Carlos: la quiebra del principio de prudencia tras la salida en 1790 de Cabarrús y su equipo directivo

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    Rafael Moreno

    2013-07-01

    Precisamente, la primera actuación de los comisarios iba a poner reparos a determinadas partidas con Hacienda, motivadas por el negocio fundacional de las provisiones. La evaluación entonces de la situación del Banco refleja un faltante de capital y se propone destinar a su saneamiento la totalidad del beneficio del ejercicio. Sometida esta decisión a los accionistas, acuerdan no recibir dividendo alguno, dedicándolo a la reconstitución del capital, manteniendo así el principio de prudencia, tras esgrimirse poderosas razones. Con nuevos directores en 1790, aunque se incrementa la evaluación del defecto en el capital, se rompe el principio de prudencia, anulando las razones que soportaron la decisión del año precedente, y se reparte un dividendo del 5%. Esta decisión quedaba soportada por unas expectativas que ya existían el año anterior y que no permitían reducir la fuerte incertidumbre existente. Tres años después el Rey indemnizará al Banco en cantidad suficiente cubriendo, finalmente, tal desequilibrio. Durante ese tiempo el establecimiento siguió repartiendo dividendos, perseverando en el camino de haber quebrado el principio de prudencia antes sentado y en contra del buen crédito del Banco.

  7. Portuguese Society of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery/Portuguese Society of Cardiology recommendations for waiting times for cardiac surgery.

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    Neves, José; Pereira, Hélder; Sousa Uva, Miguel; Gavina, Cristina; Leite Moreira, Adelino; Loureiro, Maria José

    2015-11-01

    Appointed jointly by the Portuguese Society of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (SPCCTV) and the Portuguese Society of Cardiology (SPC), the Working Group on Waiting Times for Cardiac Surgery was established with the aim of developing practical recommendations for clinically acceptable waiting times for the three critical phases of the care of adults with heart disease who require surgery or other cardiological intervention: cardiology appointments; the diagnostic process; and invasive treatment. Cardiac surgery has specific characteristics that are not comparable to other surgical specialties. It is important to reduce maximum waiting times and to increase the efficacy of systems for patient monitoring and tracking. The information in this document is mainly based on available clinical information. The methodology used to establish the criteria was based on studies on the natural history of heart disease, clinical studies comparing medical treatment with intervention, retrospective and prospective analyses of patients on waiting lists, and the opinions of experts and working groups. Following the first step, represented by publication of this document, the SPCCTV and SPC, as the bodies best suited to oversee this process, are committed to working together to define operational strategies that will reconcile the clinical evidence with the actual situation and with available resources. Copyright © 2015 Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia. Published by Elsevier España. All rights reserved.

  8. Population genetic structure of Helicobacter pylori strains from Portuguese-speaking countries.

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    Oleastro, Mónica; Rocha, Raquel; Vale, Filipa F

    2017-08-01

    The human gastric colonizer Helicobacter pylori is useful to track human migrations given the agreement between the bacterium phylogeographic distribution and human migrations. As Portugal was an African and Brazilian colonizer for over 400 years, we hypothesized that Portuguese isolates were likely genetically closer with those from countries colonized by Portuguese in the past. We aimed to characterize the population structure of several Portuguese-speaking countries, including Portugal, Brazil, Angola, and Cape Verde. We included strains isolated in Portugal from Portuguese and from former Portuguese colonies. These strains were typed by multilocus sequence typing (MLST) for seven housekeeping genes. We also retrieved from Multi Locus Sequence Typing Web site additional housekeeping gene sequences, namely from Angola and Brazil. We provided evidence that strains from Portuguese belong to hpEurope and that the introgression of hpEurope in non-European countries that speak Portuguese is low, except for Brazil and Cape Verde, where hpEurope accounted for one quarter and one half of the population, respectively. We found genetic similarity for all strains from Portuguese-speaking countries that belong to hpEurope population. Moreover, these strains showed a predominance of ancestral Europe 2 (AE2) over ancestral Europe 1 (AE1), followed by ancestral Africa 1. H. pylori is a useful marker even for relative recent human migration events and may become rapidly differentiated from founder populations. H. pylori from Portuguese-speaking countries assigned to hpEurope appears to be a hybrid population resulting from the admixture of AE1, AE2 and ancestral hpAfrica1. © 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  9. A categoria "pobreza" nas formulações de política social do Banco Mundial

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    2004-11-01

    Full Text Available Tendo em vista um dos objetivos atuais do Banco Mundial - o da "luta contra a pobreza" -, este trabalho propõe-se a contextualizar o momento da incorporação da categoria "pobreza" no receituário dessa instituição, por meio da análise de alguns de seus relatórios que tratam do tema, para, em seguida, analisar qual o significado do uso desse conceito na formulação de propostas de políticas sociais para os países "em desenvolvimento". Sugere-se que o uso do conceito de pobreza refere-se a um marco teórico bem definido - proposto pelo neoliberalismo -, que, ao priorizar os "pobres" como alvo de suas políticas, implica o deslocamento da política social da noção universalizada de "direito" e, em última instância, sugere a supressão da idéia e da realidade da cidadania social.

  10. La intervención del Banco Mundial en el Proceso de Reforma a la Educación Colombiana

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    Guillermo Andrés Duque Silva

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    Full Text Available Este estudio analiza las políticas que buscan el ajuste lineal del sistema educativo colombiano a las demandas del mercado con el fin de seguir las directrices de los organismos internacionales, específicamente del Banco Mundial. Para lo cual se ha realizado un recorrido histórico de las políticas educativas más relevantes que sustentan la implementación de la evaluación por competencias en la educación colombiana, con la finalidad de reducir el proceso educativo a una preparación para el trabajo y el mundo laboral. El artículo se enfoca en mostrar que la intervención del BM ha transformado las obligaciones del Estado en cuanto a la prestación del servicio educativo, así como, la investigación, en los niveles de enseñanza superior de un derecho fundamental al nivel de un instrumento orientado en atender los problemas del sistema económico e industrial nacional.

  11. Accounting regulation and enforcement mechanisms: the auditor's role in the portuguese listed groups

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    Ana Fialho Silva

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this article is to examine the extent to which the clauses for the exclusion of subsidiaries from consolidation are used, in order to assess the degree of compliance with accounting regulation and the effectiveness of the statutory auditor as an enforcement mechanism in case of observed non-compliance. The presentation of consolidated financial statements by Portuguese companies was not regulated in detail before the implementation of the EU's Seventh Directive and the general obligation to prepare consolidated accounts had not applied to Portuguese companies until 1991. Regulators have been responsible for the endorsement of accounting rules and managers are responsible for the information disclosed by Portuguese companies regarding the scope of group accounting. In practice, the scope of consolidation depends on the judgment of makers and managers of the parent company. Auditors may play a key role in the process of guaranteeing the correct application of prevailing standards and thus encompassing the enforcement of accounting regulations and contributing to the quality of disclosed information. Our sample includes the consolidated financial statements of all the Portuguese companies listed in the Lisbon Stock Exchange on December 31st for the year 1999, to which the Official Accounting Plan is applicable. Our conclusion is that diversity exists among accounting practices regarding the adopted group concept and the use of the clauses for excluding subsidiaries from consolidation. The role of the auditors as enforcement actors seems to be minor, as we did find few qualifications in their audit reports in the cases of observed non-compliance with the accounting regulation.Em Portugal não existiu regulamentação sobre informação consolidada até 1991, quando foi publicado o Decreto-Lei nº 238/91, de 2 de Julho, que transpôs para o ordenamento jurídico-contábil português as normas de consolidação de contas estabelecidas

  12. Bibliotecas universitárias portuguesas no universo da web 2.0Portuguese academic libraries in the web 2.0 universe

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    Alexandra Santos

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A agregação das designadas tecnologias da Web 2.0 aos serviços materializados nos Websites e nos portais das grandes instituições tem provocado um forte impacto, em particular, no plano da concepção dos serviços, do marketing e da aprendizagem social. O presente artigo analisa um sector tradicional como sãos as bibliotecas, mas no seio de um ambiente inovador e exigente como as universidades, no sentido de identificar como estará este conceito e recurso a ser adoptado nas bibliotecas das universidades portuguesas. Adoptando a metodologia de estudo de caso e recorrendo à revisão bibliográfica para identificar plataformas e produtos Web 2.0 foi construída uma grelha de análise dos Websites das bibliotecas das universidades portuguesas, onde são contempladas algumas plataformas de publicação, discussão, partilha, relacionamento, agregação e colaboração, analisáveis no plano do seu acesso, participação e edição de conteúdos, sejam eles feitos exclusivamente pela instituição, ou pelos próprios utilizadores. Com base nesta análise foi possível concluir que as bibliotecas das universidades portuguesas ainda não adoptaram uma cultura organizacional que incorpore plenamente este tipo de plataformas, apesar de todas as potencialidades que delas podem advir no plano do desenvolvimento da inteligência colectiva.The aggregation of the so called Web 2.0 technologies to the materialized services in the great institutions websites and portals is causing an enormous impact, particularly on the level of service conceptions, marketing and social learning. In a traditional sector such as the library’s, but also within the universities progressive environment, how are this concept and this resource being adopted by portuguese academic libraries? Applying case study methodology and using bibliographic revision in order to identify platforms and web 2.0 products, an analysis grid of the portuguese academic and libraries websites

  13. Length of migration and eating habits of Portuguese university students living in London, United Kingdom.

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    Vilela, Sofia; Santos, Susana; Padrão, Patrícia; Caraher, Martin

    2014-01-01

    Several studies have pointed adverse effects of long term migration on eating habits. Research is needed to understand if this effect occurs also with a short length of migration, as is the case of international students. Our aim was to evaluate the effect of short and long term migration on eating habits of Portuguese university students. Participants were 46 English and 55 Portuguese students from universities in London, United Kingdom. The findings from this study highlight the difficulties that Portuguese students faced in maintaining a traditional Mediterranean diet after moving to a Northern European environment.

  14. The challenge of corporatisation: the experience of Portuguese public hospitals.

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    Rego, Guilhermina; Nunes, Rui; Costa, José

    2010-08-01

    The inability of traditional state organisations to respond to new economic, technological and social challenges and the associated emerging problems has made it necessary to adopt new methods of health management. As a result, new directions have emerged in the reform of Public Administration together with the introduction of innovative models. The aim is to achieve a type of management that focuses on results as well as on effort and efficiency. We intend to analyse to what extent the adoption of business management models by hospital healthcare units can improve their performance, mainly in terms of standards of efficiency. Data envelopment analysis (DEA) was used to investigate the efficiency of a set of public Portuguese hospitals. The aim was to evaluate the impact of business management in Portuguese public hospitals with regards to efficiency, specifically taking into account the fact that lack of resources and increased health care needs are a present and future reality. From a total of 83 public hospitals, a sample of 59 hospitals was chosen, of which 21 are state-owned hospital enterprises (SA) and 38 are traditional public administration sector hospitals (SPA). This study evaluates hospital performance by calculating two efficiency measures associated with two categories of inputs. The first efficiency measures the costs associated with hospital production lines and the number of beds (representing fixed capacity) as inputs. The annual costs generated by the hospitals in the consumption of capital and work (direct and indirect costs) are used. A second measure of efficiency is calculated separately. This measure includes in the inputs the number of beds as well as the human resources available (number of doctors, number of nurses and other personnel) in each hospital. With regard to output, the variables that best reflect the hospital services rendered were considered: number of inpatient days, patients discharged, outpatient visits, emergencies

  15. Does it pay to be social responsible? Portuguese SMEs feedback

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    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The research on corporate social responsibility has been focused mainly on Anglo-Saxon countries and big companies. Most scholars agree there is a positive relationship between companies social and economic performance, however, this is not unanimous. Moreover, during economic downturns, companies struggle for survival and might consider corporate social responsibility efforts should be postponed. This research investigates if there is a positive relationship between social performance and key business results using a large sample of small and medium Portuguese companies over an extended period of time. Design/methodology/approach: The investigation is made by using survey responses from a sample of 2.222 small and medium companies (SMEs over a 10 year period, from the Portuguese IAPMEI – Public Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation Benchmarking and Good Practices database. The hypothesis that there is a positive relationship between social and key business results performance was tested with correlation analysis and was complemented with semi-structured interviews of key Portuguese Sustainability Managers. Findings: The research results support the existence of valid positive relationships between companies’ social performance and key business results, confirming it does pay to invest in corporate social responsibility even in less favorable economic scenarios and for small and medium companies across all business sectors. Research limitations/implications: It was not possible to use more powerful statistical methods such as Partial Least Squares (PLS or Structural Equation Modelling (SEM due to data constraints and more qualitative research should be done to triangulate the results and better understating of the cause and effect relationships. Practical implications: Both managers and academics should be aware of the relevance of corporate social responsibility to assure companies enduring success and create benefits for

  16. IMPACTO DA ESTRUTURA ORGANIZACIONAL DE DOIS HOSPITAIS PÚBLICOS PORTUGUESES NA EXECUÇÃO DOS SEUS OBJECTIVOS

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    Jorge Alves Faria

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    Full Text Available Este artigo tem por objectivo procurar compreender o impacto da estrutura organizacional de dois hospitais públicos portugueses, com diferentes figuras jurídicas, na execução dos seus objectivos, através da percepção dos seus colaboradores. Pretendemos dar um contributo sobre como os gestores dos hospitais podem controlar e modificar a estrutura e o desenho da organização e de que forma essas modificações podem vir a influenciar a execução dos seus objectivos. Assim, recorremos à metodologia do estudo de caso, através do questionário como principal instrumento de recolha de dados, efectuado a 612 colaboradores de ambos os hospitais. Para além de não terem sido encontradas diferenças significativas na estrutura organizacional, entre os dois hospitais, este estudo permite-nos concluir, que o tipo de estrutura organizacional adoptado tem impacto na execução dos objectivos de uma organização, não sendo, no entanto, o único factor que afecta a sua execução.

  17. As redes sociais na internet e suas apropriações por jovens brasileiros e portugueses em idade escolar

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    Full Text Available O fenômeno das redes sociais on-line é marcante na atual fase da internet 2.0, tendo crescido vertiginosamente, a partir do ano 2005, com a adesão majoritária de jovens, que as acessam por computadores fixos e móveis, em plataformas dos mais variados tipos. Por meio delas, trocam mensagens e compartilham conteúdos os mais diversos. Diante desse cenário, com base em duas pesquisas convergentes, pretende-se discutir os usos e as apropriações das redes sociais on-line por jovens alunos do ensino fundamental e médio e destacar os pontos mais pertinentes da atual fase da internet nos contextos pessoal, familiar e escolar. Foram aplicados questionários, inspirados em modelo de pesquisa elaborado na Itália, a 404 alunos brasileiros de oito escolas no Rio de Janeiro e a 549 alunos portugueses de 11 escolas na região portuguesa de Castelo Branco. Com essa rica empiria, verificou-se em que pontos os jovens se aproximam dos ideais de uma nova subjetividade (o leitor imerso nas novas mídias e de um jovem naturalmente afeito aos suportes digitais (o nativo digital

  18. Work organization and the health of bank employees Organización del trabajo y salud de empleados del banco Organização do trabalho e saúde de trabalhadores bancários

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    Full Text Available The Brazilian banking sector has undergone an intense restructuring process and taken a leading position in the incorporation of new technologies and organizational innovations. Computerization in the industry, in association with forms of work organization, has resulted in changes that reflect on the workers' health. Based on the theoretical and methodological frameworks of historical and dialectical materialism, this qualitative study investigates the work conditions of bank employees in order to identify the extent to which changes in work organization interfere with these workers' health. Data were collected through interviews held with 11 bank employees. In addition to physical sickening due to occupational diseases directly related to work intensification, the results also show an increased incidence of mental suffering and a feeling of loss of professional identity. Work-related frustration, instability and concerns related to psychological pressure resulting from the need to achieve goals predominated in the reports.La Banca Brasileña pasó por un intenso proceso de reestructuración y ha ocupado posiciones de liderazgo en la incorporación de nuevas tecnologías e innovaciones organizacionales. La informatización de la industria, junto con nuevas maneras de organización del trabajo, dio lugar a cambios que reflejaron en la salud de los trabajadores. Con base en el marco teórico y metodológico del materialismo histórico y dialéctico, este estudio cualitativo tuvo como objetivo investigar las condiciones laborales de los empleados del banco para identificar el grado en que los cambios en la organización del trabajo influyeron en la salud de los trabajadores. Los datos fueron recolectados a través de entrevistas con once empleados del banco. Los resultados mostraron, además de las enfermedades físicas profesionales directamente relacionadas con la intensificación del trabajo, aumento de la incidencia de sufrimiento mental y la

  19. Portuguese traditional sausages: different types, nutritional composition, and novel trends

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    Full Text Available Traditional sausages—smoked, fermented or dried—are meat products that are part of the traditional daily diet in rural Portugal, and also highly valued in major cities with an increasing demand. These ethnic meat products are manufactured mainly by small-scale industries or artisanal producers according to and/or inspired by traditional processes. They are present in a wide variety of types, many recognized for their quality (38 certified products. Presently, cure technologies used are important for the potential they represent in transformation and diversification. Additionally, they add flavors and colors to meat that are much appreciated, surpassing meat preservation proposes. A review on the types and manufacturing technological aspects associated to Portuguese traditional sausages (PTS is provided in this article. Additionally, nutritional composition of the products is presented. Future developments foreseen in the field, in the light of current knowledge and market trends, are finally addressed.

  20. Greenhouse gas (N2O emission from Portuguese estuaries

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    Tagus, Minho and Lima estuaries are source of N2O to the atmosphere. Particularly, in Lima estuary anthropogenic N input seems to play an important role on N2O emission. However, in a global perspective N2O attained emissions represent a reduced fraction (2O yr-1, Barnes and Upstill-Goddard, 2011. Values are comparable with those registered in some Portuguese estuaries and other European less eutrophic estuaries. However, it is known that higher N2O emissions in estuaries may occur during winter and spring (Sun et al., 2014. Thus, these systems may represent on an annual basis a larger source of N2O, which can only be clarified in future studies. Only a full comprehension of the global estuarine nitrogen cycle will provide an efficient basis of scientific knowledge for sustainably management of such ecosystems and ultimately reduce N2O emissions.

  1. Portuguese Version of Teacher Feedback Scale: A Preliminary Study

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    Márcia Laranjeira

    2018-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Teacher feedback in the classroom has a powerful influence on pupils’ performance and motivation. The study aims to analyze psychometric properties of the Portuguese version of the Teacher Feedback Scale (TFS in a sample of 228 children in the 4th grade of schooling. Exploratory factor analysis shows similarities with the original version, and the differences observed were based on the children’s cognitive development characteristics and cultural specificities of the two samples. The relationship between teacher feedback and students’ motivational variables was confirmed, such as the preference that the children expressed for the school subjects. The possibility to make some changes in the items is contemplated, in order to increase validity and reliability of the measure. The data highlight the potential of using the TFS in schools, which could contribute towards clarifying the teachers’ role in the formation of pupils’ self-concept.

  2. Consequential Constructions in Contemporary European Portuguese: A Contribution

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    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to provide an integrated description of consequential constructions in European contemporary Portuguese, relating their syntactic, semantic and pragmatic behavior. It will be argued that the discourse segment introduced by the connectives 'consequentemente', 'de forma que', 'daí' '(que', 'de modo que', 'por isso', 'assim' can be analyzed in terms of a supplement (Huddleston & Pullum 2002, not syntactically integrated with its anchor, but semantically related to it. Semantically, consequential constructions may be paraphrased by causal ones involving an adverbial subordinate clause. But, unlike causal constructions, consequential ones connect two distinct speech acts. The suppression of the consequential connective may trigger two different readings, but it will be argued that, for pragmatic reasons (Levinson 2000, the preferential reading is still the consequential one.

  3. The Volatile Composition of Portuguese Propolis Towards its Origin Discrimination

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    Soraia I. Falcão

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    Full Text Available The volatiles from thirty six propolis samples collected from six different geographical locations in Portugal (mainland, Azores archipelago and Madeira Island were evaluated. Populus x canadensis Moenchen leaf-buds and Cistus ladanifer L. branches essential oils were comparatively analysed. The essential oils were isolated by hydrodistillation and analysed by Gas Chromatography (GC and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS. Cluster analysis based on propolis samples volatiles chemical composition defined three main clusters, not related to sample site collection. Cluster I grouped 28 samples with high relative amounts of oxygen-containing sesquiterpenes (20-77%, while cluster II grouped 7 samples rich in oxygen-containing monoterpenes (9-65% and the only sample from cluster III was monoterpene hydrocarbons rich (26%. Although Populus x canadensis and Cistus ladanifer were associated as resin sources of Portuguese propolis, other Populus species as well as plants like Juniperus genus may contribute to the resin in specific geographical locations.

  4. Core conversion anaylses for the Portuguese Research Reactor

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    Matos, J.E.; Stevens, J.G.; Feldman, E.E.; Stillman, J.A.; Dunn, F.E.; Kalimullah, K.; Marques, J.G.; Barradas, N.P.; Ramos, A.R.; Kling, A.

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    Design and safety analyses are presented for conversion of the Portuguese Research Reactor (RPI) from the use of HEU fuel to the use of LEU fuel. The analyses were performed jointly by the RERTR Program at the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and the Instituto Tecnologico e Nuclear (ITN). The LEU fuel assembly design uses U 3 Si 2 -Al dispersion fuel with 4.8 g U/cm 3 and is very similar to the HEU fuel design. The results of neutronic studies, steady-state thermal-hydraulic analyses, accident analyses, and revisions to the Operating Limits and Conditions demonstrate that the RPI reactor can be operated safely with the new LEU fuel assemblies. Delivery of the LEU fuel is expected around the end of 2006, with conversion in early 2007. The HEU fuel is planned to be returned to the US in 2008.

  5. Energy performance of Portuguese and Danish wood-burning stoves

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    Carvalho, Ricardo; Jensen, Ole Michael; Tarelho, Luis A. C.

    2011-01-01

    In Europe, considerable amounts of renewable energy resources are used for residential heating with wood-burning stoves, which can cause considerable energy losses and environmental impacts. A better understanding of its operating characteristics will permit to improve the buildings energy...... carried out through the measurement of the main operating parameters: flue gas temperature and composition, combustion air flow rate, and fuel consumption rate. The results showed that the appliances emitted energy intermittently, with a mean heat flow rate into the indoors of 5 kWth, representing mean...... efficiency and indoor climate, and to reduce the emission of air pollutants to the environment. This study aimed to analyze the operating conditions of a Portuguese made stove and compare it with the most efficient Danish made stoves tested at the Technological Institute. The combustion experiments were...

  6. Energy demand in Portuguese manufacturing: a two-stage model

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    Borges, A.M.; Pereira, A.M.

    1992-01-01

    We use a two-stage model of factor demand to estimate the parameters determining energy demand in Portuguese manufacturing. In the first stage, a capital-labor-energy-materials framework is used to analyze the substitutability between energy as a whole and other factors of production. In the second stage, total energy demand is decomposed into oil, coal and electricity demands. The two stages are fully integrated since the energy composite used in the first stage and its price are obtained from the second stage energy sub-model. The estimates obtained indicate that energy demand in manufacturing responds significantly to price changes. In addition, estimation results suggest that there are important substitution possibilities among energy forms and between energy and other factors of production. The role of price changes in energy-demand forecasting, as well as in energy policy in general, is clearly established. (author)

  7. SOCIAL NETWORKSANALYSIS AND LITERACY: CONTRIBUITION TO THE PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE TEACHING

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper, part of a study in language studies, by mapping the speech of 24 teenagers come from a rural district of Londrina, Paraná, shows social networks analysis as an analytical metode appropriate to recognize the linguistic reality of the students, because this recognition is necessary for the development of teaching materials that respond to current needs. Under the bias of Sociolinguistica, especially its educational component, that carry the studies of literacy, discussions on the results certify the work with the Social Network Analysis (ARS as an efficient answer to the search for ways to effective teaching of Portuguese language as mother tongue. It is the school’s responsibility to take into consideration factors such as the social interaction networks in which students, identity issues, and the level of literacy of the students’ out-of-school lives for the ideal learning.

  8. Performance assessment of Portuguese wind farms: Ownership and managerial efficiency

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    Pestana Barros, Carlos; Sequeira Antunes, Olinda

    2011-01-01

    This paper analyzes ownership and unobserved managerial ability as factors affecting the performance of a representative sample of Portuguese wind farms by means of frontier models. These farms are ranked according to their technical efficiency during the period 2004-2008 and homogenous and heterogeneous variables are disentangled in the cost function, which leads us to advise the implementation of common policies as well as policies by segments. Economic implications arising from the study are also considered. - Research highlights: → Wind farms are heterogeneous displaying distinct ownership and managerial characteristics that affect efficiency. → Managerial practices has a positive impact on the efficiency. → Ownership has a positive impact on the efficiency. Large wind farms are more efficient.

  9. Returns to schooling in the Portuguese economy: a reassessment

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    Maria Manuel Campos

    2018-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper provides an overview of the evolution of private returns to schooling in the Portuguese economy along the 1986-2013 period. We estimate the returns separately for men and women, at the mean and along the conditional wage distribution. Returns to schooling are found to be high, particularly for women, and to increase along the distribution. The magnitude of the returns increased throughout the 1986-2013 period, but particularly in the 1990s. We also provide estimates of the relative wage premium associated with specific levels of educational attainment and find that they are highest for tertiary education. In the first decades under analysis, relative wage premia associated with the 9th grade stand above those estimated for secondary education, whereas in the most recent period these differences are negligible.

  10. Morphological, mechanical and antioxidant properties of Portuguese almond cultivars

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    Oliveira, Ivo; Meyer, Anne S.; Afonso, Silvia

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    The aim of this study was to evaluate morphological (of fruit and kernel), mechanical (namely shell rupture force) and antioxidant properties (including phenolics and flavonoid content) of five Portuguese almond cultivars, comparing them with two commercial cultivars (Glorieta and Ferragnès). Of ...... high kernel weight, low percentages of double kernels or losses during shelling and considerable higher phenolics and flavonoids content may be considered by industry during selection of almond.......). Of the analyzed traits, nut and kernel dimensions varied substantially and were used to describe cultivars. However, some traditional cultivars recorded similar (Pegarinhos), or even higher (Amendoão, Casanova and Refêgo) nut and kernel weight than commercial cultivars. Furthermore, shelling percentage...... of traditional cultivar (Bonita) was higher than commercial cultivars. Rupture force necessary to break fruits of all traditional cultivars was higher than commercial ones, and was correlated to nut weight cultivars. The phenolics, flavonoids content and antioxidants were higher for Casanova. Parameters like...

  11. Trans fatty acids in the Portuguese food market.

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    Costa, Nádia; Cruz, Rebeca; Graça, Pedro; Breda, João; Casal, Susana

    2016-06-01

    Consistent evidence exist on the harmful health effects of industrial trans fatty acids (TFA). In order to have accurate data on TFA intake and implement adequate measures to reduce their intake, each country should have updated estimates of TFA content in the diet. The objective of the present study was to provide data on the TFA content in food commercialized in the Portuguese market. The results on the TFA content of 268 samples acquired between October and December 2013 are reported. Samples were categorized as margarines and shortenings (n = 16), spreadable chocolate fats (n = 6), fried potatoes and chips (n = 25), industrial bakery (n = 4), breakfast cereals (n = 3), pastry products (n = 120), seasonings (n = 5), instant soups (n = 5), instant desserts (n = 6), chocolate snacks (n = 4), microwave popcorn (n = 4), cookies, biscuits and wafers (n = 53), and fast-food (n = 13), with butter (n = 4) included for comparison purposes. TFA were quantified by gas chromatography. Total TFA content in the fat ranged from 0.06% to 30.2% (average 1.9%), with the highest average values in the "biscuits, wafers and cookies" group (3.4% TFA), followed by the pastry group (2.0%). Fifty samples (19%) had TFA superior to 2% in the fat. These findings highlight there is still much need for improvement in terms of the TFA content in Portuguese foods, particularly in traditional pastry.

  12. The portuguese partnership in an OLD european project : the benefits of e-learning

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    Menezes, Helena; Gil, Henrique

    2002-01-01

    The paper aims to present the data collected on the Portuguese participation in a European project (Comenius) related to distance learning. In particular, we present the main advantages of using e-learning platforms in the educational context.

  13. Fear of Failure in Sport: A Portuguese Cross-cultural Adaptation

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    Full Text Available Abstract The Performance Failure Appraisal Inventory (PFAI is a multidimensional measure of threat appraisals associated with one's fear of failure. Whilst emerging research has supported the validity and reliability of the PFAI with North American and British sport participants, its psychometric proprieties remain untested within Portuguese samples. This study examined the psychometric proprieties of the PFAI with a sample of 556 Portuguese athletes. A confirmatory factor analysis was employed to test whether the proposed multi-factorial structure of the PFAI fits well the Portuguese data.All factors displayed good internal consistency, convergent validity, and discriminant validity. Multi-group analysis revealed cross-validity and the models' invariance. The correlations between fear of failure and sport anxiety measures revealed evidence of its concurrent validity. The PFAIappears to be a psychometrically sound measure anda valid and reliable tool for assessing fear of failure in Portuguese sport contexts.

  14. Investigating Responses to Compliments by Brazilian Portuguese Speaking EFL Learners: A Contrastive Analysis

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    Full Text Available This paper reports a study on politeness strategies of Brazilian Portuguese speakers and American English speakers regarding their responses to compliments. The aim of this research is to gain an insight into the politeness characteristics of Brazilian Portuguese speakers by analyzing how Brazilian students react when receiving compliments. It also aims to investigate how politeness from Brazilian Portuguese speakers differs from politeness of American English speakers when receiving compliments. The population for this research consists of 12 students with intermediate and upper-intermediate levels of EFL from the Cooperative de Trabalho Magna, a private school in Brazil. The study followed a descriptive and interpretive qualitative research method, where 133 answers were analyzed and then contrasted with Chen’s (1993 study of politeness strategies between American English and Chinese speakers. This study shows that, unlike American English speakers, Brazilian Portuguese speakers need to justify and give reasons for the compliment received.

  15. Vocabulary of Emotions Test (VET: A Cross-cultural Validation in Portuguese and Croatian Contexts

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    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available This article discusses the adaptation and cross-cultural validation of the Vocabulary of Emotions Test (VET in the Portuguese and Croatian contexts, an Emotional Intelligence ability measure with 35 items, which assesses individual's ability to understand emotion. Based on Mayer and Salovey's (1997 theoretical framework of emotional intelligence, VET was originally developed in Croatian academic settings by Takšić, Harambašić and Velemir (2003. This study involved 1119 secondary school students, 682 Portuguese and 437 Croatian, attending different grades and courses. Overall, in both Croatian (original version and Portuguese (adapted version contexts, VET evidenced good psychometric properties particularly concerning sensibility, difficulty item analysis and reliability, although slightly better indicators were found in the Croatian original version. Moreover, cultural and gender differences were found, benefiting Portuguese students and girls.

  16. Energy-Saving Opportunities for Manufacturing Companies (English/Portuguese Brochure)

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    2011-07-01

    This English/Portuguese brochure describes the Industrial Technologies Program Save Energy Now model and provides information on tools and resources to help manufacturing facilities reduce industrial energy intensity.

  17. Sleep patterns and insomnia among portuguese adolescents: a cross-sectional study

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    2014-11-01

    Conclusions: There are high prevalence of inadequate sleep patterns, insufficient sleep and insomnia among Portuguese adolescents. Insufficient sleep is associated with sleep patterns and social and behavioural factors. These results add to our knowledge of adolescent sleep worldwide.

  18. Acute and Transient Psychoses - The Portuguese School and the Concept of Holodisphrenia

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    Full Text Available This paper addresses the Portuguese school and the concept of holodisfrenia. During the current, I will briefly analyse the origin and individuation of these kinds of acute polymorphic psychosis. Subsequently I will discuss the Portuguese School, by examining its roots, its principal individualities, and by isolating the elements that distinguish it. Finally I will elaborate on the clinical aspects of the Holodisfrenias, highlighting that which is contemporary and pertinent in the concept.

  19. THE LINGUISTIC CONTACT IN SERRA DOS TAPES, RS: IMPLICATIONS TO BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE TEACHING WITH POMERANIAN MAINTENANCE

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    Luís Isaías Centeno do Amaral; Daiane Mackedanz

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    This paper is the result of a study with a pre-school group, in the Primary School Martinho Lutero, located in Santa Augusta city, RS. We aim to promote thoughts towards to Pomerano and Brazilian Portuguese linguistic contact; more specifically, since the adoption of a more culturally sensitive pedagogy to students sociolinguistics specificities influences Portuguese teaching process, considering that most of the half analyzed joined school or as Pomerano monolingual or as Pomerano/ Por...

  20. The Budgeting of Portuguese Public Museums: a dynamic panel data analysis

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    João Coelho; Carlos Santos

    2008-01-01

    In this paper, the first panel on sources of funding for Portuguese publicly owned museums is explored. There has been little work in this field worldwide, and none for Portugal. Evidence in this paper seems contrary to that relating to the UK and to the US. We find that incremental budgeting still plays a major role on the funding of Portuguese museums, allowing for inefficient management and moral hazard: the interests of museums’ management may diverge clearly from those of the authorities...

  1. Kinship care in child protection : Norwegian and Portuguese professional social workers' expressed perspectives

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    Sæbjørnsen, Siv Elin Nord

    2011-01-01

    Master's thesis in Social work This is a qualitative study and the data is collected through qualitative interviews with Norwegian and Portuguese social workers. The aims of the study is to explore the Norwegian and Portuguese social workers’ expressed perspectives with relevance to kinship care and to look for coherence between policies, professional perspectives and the current performance of the practice. Also this study aims to illuminate some of the most relevant current laws, poli...

  2. Sex-related dietary changes of Portuguese university students after migration to London, UK

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    Santos, S.; Vilela, S.; Padrão, P.; Caraher, M.

    2015-01-01

    Aim: To assess the changes in eating habits and food choice motives of Portuguese university students after migration to London, according to sex.\\ud \\ud Methods: Fifty-five Portuguese university students (52.7% female) from 12 randomly selected London universities underwent a face-to-face interview. Trained interviewers administered a structured questionnaire comprising questions on socio-demographic characteristics, the frequency of consumption of selected food and beverage items, and the m...

  3. The usefulness of financial reporting for internal decision-making in portuguese municipalities

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    Nogueira, Sónia P.; Jorge, Susana M.; Cervera Oliver, Mercedes

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    The purpose of this paper is to analyse the perception of internal users regarding the usefulness of municipal financial reporting in the context of decision-making in Portuguese Local Administration. This research is quantitative and positive, based on a cross-section analysis through online application of a questionnaire to decision-makers (politicians and technicians) of the 308 Portuguese municipalities. The approach is based on the information usefulness paradigm. Results indicate a...

  4. Role of U.S. Security Assistance in Modernizing the Portuguese Armed Forces: A Historical Analysis.

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    Portuguese Air Force Fiscal Year 1986 IMET/FMS Training Program Security Assistance Management Manual * "Portuguese Navy: A Naval Fleet that is...of the techniques of fiscal management and, within the limits that he had set for the regime, his program of economic recovery succeeded .... What...1984). Currency: Escudo * Agriculture: generally developed; 8.8,% of GDP; main crops - grains, potatoes, olives, grapes (wine); deficit foods - sugar

  5. Born global companies: A case study about the internationalization behaviours of Portuguese companies

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    Carlos, Diogo Miguel Pais Grou Simões

    2015-01-01

    Portuguese Born Global Companies have been performing an important role in the Portuguese market, mainly due to their innovative ideas and the positive contribution to exportations. This study focuses on the international strategies of four of these companies, comparing them with four international Non-Born Global Companies, in qualitative analysis. It will be possible to see a preference by the Non-Born Global Companies over proximate cultural countries. By following opportunities instead...

  6. Criterios básicos de diseño de banco de ensayos para impactos de vidrios de seguridad

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    Postigo, S.

    2011-10-01

    validación del equipo de ensayo a una calibración final. En este trabajo se presenta una propuesta de los criterios básicos de diseño a tener en cuenta para abordar el diseño de un banco de ensayos para impactos de vidrios de seguridad con el objetivo de fabricar un péndulo que cumpla con los límites establecidos en la calibración. Para ello, se han evaluado prototipos y resultados de diseño relativos a impacto, utilizando criterios dinámicos. De acuerdo con ello, se han propuesto tres criterios básicos de diseño, que aplicados en la fabricación de un banco de ensayos real han permitido alcanzar la calibración exigida por la norma UNE-EN 12600:2003. Asimismo, se han comprobado la repetibilidad y reproducibilidad entre los ensayos de impactos, lo que manifiesta la solidez de la configuración.

  7. GREGORIO OSSA CERDA Y “OSSA Y ESCOBAR”. UN BANCO DE AVÍOS MINEROS, C. 1855-1884

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    LUIS VALENZUELA

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN En el presente artículo se estudia un ejemplo de las instituciones de crédito creadas a mediados del siglo XIX para el fomento de la actividad minera en la zona de Atacama. La firma “Ossa y Escobar”, creada en 1855 por el rico banquero copiapino Gregorio Ossa Cerda, se convirtió en uno de los habilitadores mas importantes de la zona de Atacama, en pleno crecimiento debido al descubrimiento de ricas minas de plata como Tres Puntas y Chimbero en la década de 1840, y posteriormente extendió sus actividades al mineral boliviano de Caracoles, descubierto en 1870. Sin embargo, la no diversificación de sus actividades, y la decadencia de las explotaciones mineras, condujo a la decadencia y liquidación final de la firma en 1884. PALABRAS CLAVES: Instituciones de crédito, banco de avío minero, crédito, inversiones, especulación minera. ABSTRACT In this article, the author analyzes an example of credit institutions who have been founded at 1850s to foment the mining activity in Atacama‟s zone. The firm “Ossa y Escobar”, was created in 1855 by the rich Copiapó banker Gregorio Ossa Cerda, and became one of the most important mining ventures of a zone in rapid growth due to the discovery of rich silver mines in Tres Puntas and Chimbero, in the 1840s, and subsequently, extended to the Bolivian mine camp of Caracoles, discovered in 1870. However, the firm did not diversify its activities, and this, plus the decadence of mining in Atacama, carried the firm to its final liquidation in 1884. KEYWORDS: Credit institutions, mining lending bank, credit, investment, mining speculation.

  8. A política monetária e a crise financeira: podem os Bancos Centrais se antecipar?

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    Marcelo Milan

    Full Text Available Resumo Este trabalho investiga o comportamento dos bancos centrais (BCs dos EUA e do Brasil frente à recente crise financeira global. O artigo avalia a atuação das autoridades monetárias por meio de uma leitura sistemática das atas dos respectivos comitês de política monetária entre 2004 e 2011. Procura também identificar conceitos necessários para uma correta leitura e reconhecimento da conjuntura macroeconômica e logo uma possível antecipação ou reação adequada à eclosão da crise. Em ambos os casos os BCs não parecem ter sido capazes de diagnosticar corretamente a evolução da conjuntura macroeconômica, principalmente em termos de detectar a bolha no setor imobiliário dos EUA e se antecipar ao estouro da mesma quando esta adquiriu proporções preocupantes. Quando os mercados financeiros entraram em pânico, os BCs tiveram de reagir pragmaticamente de reagir, mas de forma desorganizada, emergencial e, possivelmente, despreparada, em função da complexidade dos sistemas monetário e financeiro e provavelmente dos respectivos interesses financeiros envolvidos. Finalmente, argumenta-se também que parte desta incapacidade de antecipação pode derivar, entre outros, dos modelos macroeconômicos convencionais empregados pelos BCs e de uma confiança absoluta na hipótese dos mercados eficientes.

  9. Declining densities and reproductive activities of the queen conch Strombus gigas (Mesogastropoda: Strombidae in Banco Chinchorro, Eastern Caribbean, Mexico

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    Alberto De Jesús Navarrete

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Queen conch is a gastropod inhabiting the Caribbean Sea, it represents the second largest fishery after the spiny lobster, but it has been extensively captured in the area. In order to know its population status in Chinchorro Bank, we determined conch density changes and its effects on reproductive activities, between July and November 2009. For this, data on conch density, morphology and reproductive activities were obtained from 15 sites within three fishing zones, and compared with previously collected data (1990, 1992, 1994, and 1997. Data showed that adult density decreased with time, from 10 700ind./ha in 1990, to 198ind./h in 2009. Neither egg masses nor spawns were found and mating was only observed once in July 2009. In July, adult (lip>4mm density in the Southern zone was 23ind./ha whereas in the Northern zone and Central zone densities were 15 and 9ind./ha respectively. In November, density was somewhat higher: Southern zone 96ind./ha; Central zone 39ind./ha and Northern zone had 38ind./ha. In July, mean shell length was 170.80±46.28mm, with a higher median abundance at 180-189mm. In November, higher frequency was 187.63±45.14mm, maximum at 210-219mm interval. For the last 10 years period, mean adult conch densities have diminished in each zone, which might be the main cause of decreased reproductive activities of the conch at Banco Chinchorro. It is therefore an immediate need to analyse the management plan for this species in this Reserve and perhaps to promote a re-population of queen conch and culture activities. Rev. Biol. Trop. 61 (4: 1671-1679. Epub 2013 December 01.

  10. Flujos de nutrientes en un banco de ostras de la Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta, Colombia

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    Gómez López Diana Isabel

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available Water flow through a plastic tunnel (1OL x 0.80W x 0.30H m was used to determine nutrient retention and release rates over two substrates (with and without oysters in a natural oyster bank at the northeastern end of the Cienaga Grande de Santa Marta. In general terms, nutrient fluxes are inversally related to the water flow. Values obtained over the substrate without oysters were higher than those observed over the substrate with oysters. Such differences can be explained by the low oyster density in the area and the great microbial activity and typical sediment diffusion processes in this estuarine ecosystem.Un flujo de agua a través de un túnel plástico (10 L x 0.80 W x 0.30H m fue utilizado para determinar las tasas de liberación-retención de amonio y fosfatos sobre dos tipos de sustratos (con y sin ostras en un banco de ostras en el sector nororiental de la Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta. En general se observa que los flujos de amonio y fosfatos son inversamente proporcionales al caudal de agua, y que los valores obtenidos en el sustrato sin ostras son mayores comparados a los obtenidos en el sustrato con ostras. Estas diferencias entre los sustratos pueden haberse debido a la baja densidad de ostras en el área (7.5 ostras/ m2 y a la gran actividad microbiana y procesos de difusión de los sedimentos característicos de este ecosistema estuarino.

  11. Impairment em instituições financeiras listadas nos níveis 1 e 2 de governança corporativa

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    Daiane Pias Machado

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo geral deste estudo é verificar os reflexos do impairment em empresas brasileiras do setor financeiro, listadas nos níveis 1 e 2 de Governança Corporativa da BM&FBovespa. Este estudo possui objetivos descritivos, com procedimento documental e a abordagem qualitativa do problema. A análise dos dados permitiu observar que os grupos em que houve o reconhecimento de perdas por impairment e estimativas de perdas foram: Ativos Financeiros, Ativos Não Financeiros mantidos para venda, Imobilizado, Tangível e Intangível, sendo que o grupo “Ativos Financeiros” recebeu valores mais expressivos de perdas por impairment e sua respectiva provisão. Observou-se também a utilização do valor do impairment na reconciliação do Lucro Líquido e Patrimônio Líquido em BRGAAP para IFRS. Além disso, identificaram-se diversas premissas estabelecidas pelas instituições para a mensuração e reconhecimento das perdas, entre elas, inadimplência nos pagamentos, deterioração da posição competitiva do devedor, ocorrência de quebra contratual, probabilidade de falência ou reorganização financeira, desaparecimento de um mercado ativo para um ativo financeiro. Os bancos Bradesco e Banrisul foram os que utilizaram um maior número de diferentes premissas.

  12. The Portuguese adaptation of the Gudjonsson Suggestibility Scale (GSS1) in a sample of inmates.

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    Pires, Rute; Silva, Danilo R; Ferreira, Ana Sousa

    2014-01-01

    This paper comprises two studies which address the validity of the Portuguese adaptation of the Gudjonsson Suggestibility Scale, GSS1. In study 1, the means and standard deviations for the suggestibility results of a sample of Portuguese inmates (N=40, Mage=37.5 years, SD=8.1) were compared to those of a sample of Icelandic inmates (Gudjonsson, 1997; Gudjonsson & Sigurdsson, 1996). Portuguese inmates' results were in line with the original results. In study 2, the means and standard deviations for the suggestibility results of the sample of Portuguese inmates were compared to those of a general Portuguese population sample (N=57, Mage=36.1 years, SD=12.7). The forensic sample obtained significantly higher scores in suggestibility measures than the general population sample. ANOVA confirmed that the increased suggestibility in the inmates sample was due to the limited memory capacity of this latter group. Given that the results of both studies 1 and 2 are in keeping with the author's original results (Gudjonsson, 1997), this may be regarded as a confirmation of the validity of the Portuguese GSS1. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  13. Validation of the urgency questionnaire in Portuguese: A new instrument to assess overactive bladder syndrome.

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    Moraes, Rodolfo Pacheco de; Silva, Jonas Lopes da; Calado, Adriano Almeida; Cavalcanti, Geraldo de Aguiar

    2018-01-01

    Overactive Bladder (OAB) is a clinical condition characterized by symptoms reported by patients. Therefore, measurement instruments based on reported information are important for understanding its impact and treatment benefits. The aim of this study was to translate, culturally adapt and validate the Urgency Questionnaire (UQ) in Portuguese. Initially, the UQ was translated and culturally adapted to Portuguese. Sixty-three volunteers were enrolled in the study and were interviewed for responding the Portuguese version of the UQ and the validated Portuguese version of the Overactive Bladder Questionnaire short-form (OABq-SF), used as the gold standard measurement for the validation process. Psychometric properties such as criterion validity, stability, and reliability were tested. Forty-six subjects were included in the symptomatic group (presence of "urgency"), and seventeen were included in the asymptomatic group (control group). There was difference between symptomatic and asymptomatic subjects on all of the subscales (p≤0.001). The UQ subscales correlated with the OABq-SF subscales (p≤0.01), except the subscale "time to control urgency" and the item "impact" from the visual analog scales (VAS). However, these scales correlated with the OABq-SF - Symptom Bother Scale. The UQ subscales demonstrated stability over time (pPortuguese version of the UQ proved to be a valid tool for the evaluation of OAB in individuals whose native language is Portuguese. Copyright® by the International Brazilian Journal of Urology.

  14. Validation of Brief Young Adult Alcohol Consequences Questionnaire (B-YAACQ): Portuguese version.

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    Ferreira, Joaquim A; Martins, Jorge S; Coelho, Mariana S; Kahler, Christopher W

    2014-10-28

    Extant literature suggests that Portuguese college students frequently drinking alcohol and experience a variety of alcohol-related negative consequences. However, to our knowledge, there is no validated measure to assess negative consequences of drinking alcohol for college students in Portugal. This article describes a validation of the Portuguese version of the Brief Young Adult Alcohol Consequences Questionnaire. Originally developed by Kahler, Strong, and Read (2005), this 24-item questionnaire is a widely used self-report measure with strong psychometric properties and validity for the evaluation of the negative consequences of drinking in college students. We collected data from 620 students at the University of Coimbra (Portugal). Participants completed (a) a background questionnaire, (b) the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), (c) the Daily Drinking Questionnaire - Revised (DDQ-R), and (d) the Brief Young Adult Alcohol Consequences Questionnaire (B-YAACQ) translated into Portuguese as part of this study. Analyses showed that items fit a unidimensional Rasch model well with items infit statistics raging from .82 to 1.27, supporting using all items to create a total sum score of the Portuguese version of the B-YAACQ. The Portuguese version of the B-YAACQ showed adequate internal reliability (α = .87) and concurrent validity. Results support its use and integration in research on interventions targeted to reduce adverse effects associated with excessive drinking among Portuguese college students.

  15. Leicester Cough Questionnaire: translation to Portuguese and cross-cultural adaptation for use in Brazil.

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    Felisbino, Manuela Brisot; Steidle, Leila John Marques; Gonçalves-Tavares, Michelle; Pizzichini, Marcia Margaret Menezes; Pizzichini, Emilio

    2014-01-01

    To translate the Leicester Cough Questionnaire (LCQ) to Portuguese and adapt it for use in Brazil. Cross-cultural adaptation of a quality of life questionnaire requires a translated version that is conceptually equivalent to the original version and culturally acceptable in the target country. The protocol used consisted of the translation of the LCQ to Portuguese by three Brazilian translators who were fluent in English and its back-translation to English by another translator who was a native speaker of English and fluent in Portuguese. The back-translated version was evaluated by one of the authors of the original questionnaire in order to verify its equivalence. Later in the process, a provisional Portuguese-language version was thoroughly reviewed by an expert committee. In 10 patients with chronic cough, cognitive debriefing was carried out in order to test the understandability, clarity, and acceptability of the translated questionnaire in the target population. On that basis, the final Portuguese-language version of the LCQ was produced and approved by the committee. Few items were questioned by the source author and revised by the committee of experts. During the cognitive debriefing phase, the Portuguese-language version of the LCQ proved to be well accepted and understood by all of the respondents, which demonstrates the robustness of the process of translation and cross-cultural adaptation. The final version of the LCQ adapted for use in Brazil was found to be easy to understand and easily applied.

  16. Infant behaviour questionnaire - revised version: a psychometric study in a Portuguese sample.

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    Costa, Raquel; Figueiredo, Bárbara

    2018-04-01

    Although the original characteristics of temperament tend to remain constant over the course of development, environmental circumstances may influence infants' reactions and behaviour. Parents' reports of infant temperament are rich informants of infant behaviours in different contexts. This study aimed to examine the psychometric properties of the Portuguese version of the Infant Behaviour Questionnaire - Revised (IBQ-R) and test the adequacy of the original and other previously published structures to the Portuguese data. 330 mothers and 81 fathers of children aged between 3 and 12 months completed the Portuguese version of the IBQ-R. The confirmatory factorial analysis revealed a non-adequate model fit of the IBQ-R original structure to the Portuguese data; nonetheless, it did reveal an adequate model fit of a previous published IBQ-R structure. This structure, although only slightly different from the original one, seems to be more suitable for the Portuguese data. This study provides data that indicates that the IBQ-R is a reliable questionnaire to evaluate infant temperament in the Portuguese culture.

  17. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: Clinical practices in five Portuguese neonatal intensive care units

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    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available With the advent of surfactant, prenatal corticosteroids (PNC and advances in technology, the survival rate of extremely low birth weight (ELBW infants has improved dramatically. Rates of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD vary widely among neonatal intensive care units (NICUs and many studies using multiple interventions have shown some improvement in BPD rates. Implementing potentially better practices to reduce BPD has been an effort made over the last few decades. Aim: To compare five Portuguese NICUs in terms of clinical practices in very low birth weight (VLBW infants, in order to develop better practices to prevent BPD. Patients and methods: 256 preterm neonates, gestational age (GA < 30 weeks and/or birthweight (BW < 1250g admitted to five Portuguese NICUs (centers 1 to 5 between 1st January 2004 and 31st December 2006, were studied. VLBW infants with major malformations, grade IV intraventricular haemorrhage in the first week of life and metabolic or neuromuscular disease were excluded. BPD was defined as oxygen dependency at 36 weeks of postconceptional age. We considered a practice to be improved as clinically significant whenever a decrease greater than 10% in the prevalence of BPD adjusted for the practice, GA and BW was achieved compared to BPD prevalence adjusted only for GA and BW. Results: The overall prevalence of BPD was 12.9%. Our results revealed that PNC use should be improved in centers 4 and 5; fluid policy in center 4; oxygen therapy and sepsis prevention in centers 1 and 2. Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA treatment should be improved in center 2. Conclusion: The implementation of potentially better practices to reduce lung injury in neonates in Portuguese NICUs, according to each NICU, must be addressed to increase the prescription of PNC, to use a lower FiO2, to be careful with fluid administration in the first weeks of life and to prevent PDA and sepsis. It is necessary to follow guidelines, recommendations or

  18. Práticas interdisciplinares nos anos iniciais do Ensino Fundamental: um estudo de teses e dissertações

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    Marilac Luzia de Souza Leite Sousa Nogueira

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo é resultado de uma pesquisa que se propôs a analisar práticas escolares interdisciplinares desenvolvidas nas séries iniciais do ensino fundamental, tratadas em teses e dissertações brasileiras, com a intenção de elucidar práticas pedagógicas diferenciadas da convencional. Foram analisadas pesquisas compreendidas entre os anos de 1987 a 2005, identificadas a partir do Banco de Teses da CAPES. Obteve-se um total de 2.503 trabalhos, dentre os quais 489 trataram de temas voltados para a educação escolar. Com base na leitura dos resumos, identificamos 49 pesquisas que abrangeram a primeira fase do ensino fundamental e, destas, apenas 14 abrangeram práticas pluridisciplinares ou interdisciplinares. Estas foram analisadas com base nos seguintes descritores: instituição, ano de defesa, grau acadêmico, série escolar, disciplinas abrangidas, métodos e estratégias de ensino, nível de integração curricular, recursos e materiais didáticos, referencial metodológico de ensino, público envolvido e tipo de interação entre ele, nível de integração disciplinar (multidisciplinar, pluridisciplinar ou interdisciplinar, o que nos possibilitou oferecer um panorama crítico-analítico das pesquisas que tratam da questão interdisciplinar nesse nível de escolaridade

  19. Cultura popular e Turismo: O Ceará nos anos 1970 / Popular Culture and Tourism: Ceará, Brazil, in the 70’s

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    Ana Amélia Rodrigues de Oliveira

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false PT-BR X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 O artigo analisa o processo de atribuição de valor econômico à cultura popular, a partir da sua vinculação à atividade turística. Até a década de 1950, a cultura popular era entendida socialmente, apenas como um elemento constitutivo da identidade brasileira, calcada nos ideais de pureza e autenticidade. Com a criação de órgãos como o Banco do Nordeste e a Sudene, o governo federal tenta inserir o Nordeste na lógica de desenvolvimento capitalista, e começa a ver na produção popular uma possibilidade de gerar renda a partir do investimento na produção artesanal. O desenvolvimento do turismo influenciará na inserção das tradições populares no circuito econômico como atrativo turístico. Popular Culture and Tourism: Ceará, Brazil, in the 70’s - This paper analyzes the process of assigning economic value to popular culture and its link to tourism. Until the 1950's, popular culture was understood socially in an ideal of purity and authenticity, as a constitutive element of national identity. With creation of institutions such as Banco do Nordeste and Sudene, federal government intends to include the Brazilian Northeast in the capitalist development logic, and see the popular production as a possibility to generate income from investment in craft production. Tourism development will mark the insertion of popular traditions in the economic circuit as a tourist attraction.

  20. Avaliação dos bancos de sementes do solo de fragmentos florestais de mata estacional semidecidual clímax e secundária e seu potencial em recuperar áreas degradadas

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    Marissol Aparecida Peres

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available O banco de sementes do solo é constituído por serrapilheira e sementes não germinadas capazes de substituir plantas que possam ter desaparecido da floresta. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar o banco de sementes do solo de fragmentos de floresta estacional semidecidual em diferentes estágios de sucessão e o seu potencial em recuperar áreas degradadas. A partir da coleta do banco de sementes do solo em dois fragmentos florestais de Mata Clímax e Secundária foi instalado o experimento com 4 tratamentos (Mata Clímax a pleno sol; Mata Clímax sombreada; Mata Secundária a pleno solo; Mata Secundária sombreada utilizando 4 repetições no delineamento de blocos casualizados. A avaliação consistiu em identificar e quantificar as plântulas emergidas. Observouse que a Mata Secundária apresentou maior diversidade florística e densidade de indivíduos que a Mata Clímax, que o sombreamento mostrou efeito positivo no potencial de germinação do banco de sementes do solo das Matas Clímax e Secundária e que o banco de sementes do solo apresenta potencial em recuperar áreas degradadas.

  1. A Linguagem Motion Graphics nos Videoclipes Brasileiros

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    Herom Vargas

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Com o desenvolvimento das tecnologias digitais de edição, animação e pós-produção, a linguagem motion graphics se configurou como ferramenta criativa nas relações entre som e imagem. Este artigo tem como objetivo identificar e analisar aspectos inovadores da utilização da linguagem motion graphics nos videoclipes de artistas brasileiros, no período de 1990 a 2010. Por meio de categorias de avaliação relacionadas 1 aos softwares de composição visual, 2 à evolução da linguagem do clipe no período e 3 às relações entre música, vídeo e gráficos utilizados, quatro estágios de aplicação criativa dos recursos dessa linguagem nos videoclipes brasileiros foram estabelecidos.

  2. ¿Las emociones nos distraen?

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    Antonia Pilar Pacheco-Unguetti

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available ¿Leerás este artículo hasta el final sin interrupciones? Puede que, mientras lo intentas, recibas algún mensaje de whatsapp, se abra una ventana emergente en tu ordenador con una oferta de viajes al Caribe o el cartero llame dos veces a tu puerta. También puede ser que simplemente no tengas un buen día y te resulte especialmente difícil concentrarte. Vivimos expuestos a multitud de estímulos distractores externos, algunos tan inesperados o extraños que entorpecen irremediablemente nuestra concentración en una tarea (distracción por novedad. Pero la distracción también puede tener una causa interna y cómo nos sentimos puede influir en cuánto nos distraemos.

  3. Fragilidad financiera en colombia y las decisiones de política monetaria del banco de la república, 1996-2012

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    José Mauricio Gil León

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo evalúa cuál ha sido el papel de las decisiones de política monetaria del Banco de la República dentro de los procesos de inestabilidad financiera acaecidos en Colombia en el período 1996-2012. Según la revisión de hechos, la crisis de 1999 puso en duda el papel estabilizador del banco central, lo cual reflejó una postura contra-cíclica demasiado débil para la recuperación, y la crisis de 2008 encontró un banco más preparado, aunque con respuesta tardía a los procesos emergentes de fragilidad financiera. A través de estimaciones econométricas se evidencia que una política monetaria contractiva puede inducir una crisis financiera cuando la reacción se da en momentos de mayor estrés financiero. This paper evaluates what has been the role of the monetary policy decisions taken by the Central Bank during the financial instability processes that Colombia has gone through during 1996 – 2012. According to the fact analysis, the 1999 crisis questioned the role of the central bank, which defended a counter-cyclic posture that was not strong enough to lead the economic recovery. The 2008 crisis found a stronger stand­ing Central Bank, even though it answered late to the emerging processes regarding financial fragility. With the use of econometric studies it was proven that a contractive monetary policy can accelerate a financial crisis when the measure is implemented in moments when the financial stress is too high.

  4. Microcrédito e empoderamento de mulheres : o caso do Banco Popular Crédito Solidário

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    Moreira, Nathalia Carvalho

    2016-01-01

    Muitos estudos têm indicado a importância das microfinanças para a redução da pobreza e desigualdades sociais, incluindo o empoderamento feminino. Neste contexto, este trabalho teve como objetivo geral analisar o empoderamento das clientes de uma instituição de microfinanças – o Banco do Povo Crédito Solidário (BPCS), em Santo André (SP). Foi classificada como uma pesquisa qualitativa, descritiva e do tipo grounded theory e estudo de caso. Foram realizadas 10 visitas de campo a microempresári...

  5. Diseño y construcción de un banco didáctico para pruebas de motores monofásicos.

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    Cornejo Ponce, Erick Alexander; Tinajero Guerra, Jorge Oswaldo

    2015-01-01

    El presente proyecto de grado sirve como guía didáctica del laboratorio donde se muestran los distintos tipos de motores monofásicos más comunes para aplicaciones residenciales, comerciales e industriales. El banco se conforma de una infraestructura metálica donde se instalan bloques de controles, protecciones y equipos de medición para analizar el funcionamiento en vacío de los motores; motor monofásico de fase partida o arranque por devanado auxiliar, motor monofásico de arranque por capac...

  6. Estudio de factibilidad para la construcción y equipamiento de un camal en el cantón San Miguel de los Bancos. Provincia de Pichincha.

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    Muñoz Acuña, Verónica Alexandra

    2011-01-01

    El presente proyecto tiene como objetivo realizar el estudio de factibilidad para la construcción y equipamiento de un camal que se dedique a bridar el servicio de faenamineto de ganado bovino en el cantón San Miguel de los Bancos. En el Ecuador actualmente las técnicas de faenamineto de reses son muy precarias, esto se debe a la falta de infraestructura, tecnología y cultura sanitaria y alimentaria. De la misma manera el sufrimiento animal producto de un defectuoso sacrificio, hace q...

  7. Modelo de banco de dados para gerenciamento dos testes de controle de qualidade dos equipamentos de radiologia convencional do Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho

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    Ribeiro Rildo Santos; Couto Nelson Fraga do; Carvalho Antonio Carlos Pires; Azevedo Ana Cecília Pedrosa de

    2004-01-01

    Foi elaborado um sistema para gerenciamento informatizado dos testes de controle de qualidade exigidos pela Portaria 453/98 da Secretaria de Vigilância Sanitária do Ministério da Saúde, visando otimizar sua execução, armazenamento e interpretação. Os testes de controle de qualidade são parte do programa de garantia de qualidade que deve ser implantado em toda instalação de radiodiagnóstico médico e odontológico. Para isso, foi elaborado um banco de dados utilizando o programa Microsoft Access...

  8. Edgar Frank Codd e o Banco de Dados Relacional: uma contribuição para a História da Computação

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    Souza, Odécio

    2015-01-01

    No presente ensaio, pretendemos analisar a participação de Edgar Frank Ted Codd na organização das bases teóricas que permitiram a criação do "Objeto Tecnológico" conhecido como "Sistema Gerenciador de Banco de Dados Relacional", oferecendo assim uma contribuição para a História da Computação In this essay, we intend to analyze the participation of Edgar Frank "Ted" Codd in the organization of the theoretical foundations that allowed the creation of the "Technologica...

  9. LA MISIÓN DEL BANCO MUNDIAL EN COLOMBIA, EL GOBIERNO DE LAUREANO GÓMEZ (1950-1951 Y LA ASOCIACIÓN NACIONAL DE INDUSTRIALES (ANDI

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    Eduardo Sáenz Rovner

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza cómo las medidas e cononu cas implementadas por el presidente Laureano Gómez entre 1950 y 1951 afectaron los intereses de los empresarios colombianos, incluidos los grandes industriales congregados en la Asociación Nacional de Industriales, ANDI, fundada en Medellín en 1944. La política económica de Gómez fue guiada por las recomendaciones del Banco Mundial y por las presiones norteamericanas que buscaban una liberalización de la economía internacional en los primeros años de la posguerra.

  10. Caracterização e uso da variabilidade genética de banco ativo de germoplasma de Coffea canephora Pierre ex Froehner

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    Rocha, Rodrigo Barros; Embrapa Rondônia; Santos, Diogo Vieira; ULBRA; Ramalho, André Rostand; Embrapa Rondônia; Teixeira, Alexsandro Lara; Embrapa Rondônia

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    Estratégias eficientes para manipular a variabilidade genética são determinantes para o sucesso dos programas de melhoramento de Coffea canephora. Combinações entre genitores divergentes expressam maior efeito heterótico, devendo a seleção de matrizes considerar, simultaneamente, a divergência genética e o desempenho agronômico superior.Objetivou-se, neste trabalho, quantificar a diversidade genética de acessos de C. canephora do Banco Ativo de Germoplasma da Embrapa Rondônia, visando à ident...

  11. Um estudo dos principais modelos de transações em banco de dados móveis e uma proposta diferenciada do modelo pro-motion

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    Silva, Edson Carlos da

    2003-01-01

    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro Tecnológico. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciência da Computação. Este trabalho apresenta um estudo sobre as principais arquiteturas e modelos de transações móveis. Faz uma revisão sobre os principais problemas encontrados no ambiente móvel, suas características, modelos e propriedades da transação, bem com uma revisão sobre as transações convencionais dos Sistemas Gerenciadores de Banco de Dados Distribuídos # SGBDD # ...

  12. A assistência do Banco Mundial ao desenvolvimento de Moçambique: uma análise dos projectos de investimento

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    Chamusse, Anastácia Sebastião

    2008-01-01

    Este estudo é uma análise dos projectos de desenvolvimento levados a cabo em Moçambique com o financiamento do Banco Mundial, através da sua afiliada a Associação Internacional para o Desenvolvimento, que se encontravam activos até finais de Junho de 2005. O estudo identifica os principais constrangimentos enfrentados na implementação dos referidos projectos bem como os benefícios efectivos e esperados dos mesmos para o crescimento económico de Moçambique. Este trabalho mostra ...

  13. Auditoría forense y su implementación por parte de la Superintendencia de Bancos y Seguros del Ecuador.

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    Bustamante Luna, Juan Alfredo

    2008-01-01

    El problema que se intenta resolver con este proyecto es el de evitar que las instituciones financieras del país sufran de fraudes financieros tanto internos como externos y esto se puede lograr a través de la aplicación de la Auditoría Forense. Los principales beneficiarios del resultado de este trabajo serán por una parte las entidades financieras y por otra la Superintendencia de Bancos y Seguros, entidad de control que debería normar el rol de los auditores o inspectores en los proceso...

  14. EpiFibro - um banco de dados nacional sobre a síndrome da fibromialgia: análise inicial de 500 mulheres

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    Marcelo C. Rezende

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A fibromialgia (FM é uma condição dolorosa do sistema musculoesquelético, geralmente acompanhada de vários sintomas em outros sistemas, com uma prevalência no Brasil estimada em 2,5%. Apresentamos os dados iniciais do EpiFibro, um banco de dados nacional de pacientes com FM atendidos em serviços públicos e privados. OBJETIVO: Avaliar como é feito o diagnóstico da doença, identificar um conjunto de domínios clínicos considerados relevantes por médicos e por pacientes com FM, analisar o impacto da doença na qualidade de vida dos pacientes e comparar os achados entre pacientes de serviços público e privado. MÉTODOS: Foram analisadas as respostas das primeiras 500 mulheres nesse banco de dados. Esse banco de dados foi baseado em um questionário contendo dados demográficos e clínicos. O Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ, traduzido e validado para o Brasil, foi preenchido pelos médicos e/ou pacientes. RESULTADOS: Uma análise preliminar do banco de dados EpiFibro revelou que as pacientes com FM no Brasil têm um alto impacto da doença avaliada pelo FIQ, uma alta prevalência de sintomas associados, um baixo grau de educação (um achado que pode ser explicado pelo fato de a saúde pública no Brasil ser usada principalmente por aqueles desfavorecidos socialmente e a maioria percebe a sua dor como sendo difusa a partir do início da doença. CONCLUSÃO: Depressão e ansiedade são percebidas como as principais causas dos sintomas da FM, mas uma quantidade significativa considera o esforço no trabalho como o primeiro gatilho. Há um atraso de poucos anos em busca de ajuda médica e para chegar ao reumatologista.

  15. Caryological notes in some portuguese Ranunculaceae

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    Queirós, Margarida

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    Full Text Available Chromosome numbers of fourteen portuguese laxa of Ranunculaceae are reported: Helleborus foetidus 20 = 32; Nigella damascena 2n = 12; N. gallica 2n = 12; Delphinium Pentagynum 2n = 16; D. Halteratum subsp. verdunense 2n = 16; Anemone palmeta 2n = 32; Clematis campaniflora 2n = 16; Ranunculus muricatus 2n = 48; R. repens 2n = 32; R. bulbosus subsp. aleae var. adscendens 2n =16; R. sceleratus 2n = 32; R. paludosus 2n = 32; R. nigrescens 2n = 16; Aquilegia vulgaris subsp. dichroa 2n = 14. The chromosome numbers are in accordance with previous results.

    Se estudia el número cromosómico de algunos táxones de Ranunculaceae portugueses: Helleborus foetidus 2n = 32; Nigella damascena 2n = 12; N. gallica 2n = 12; Delphinium Pentagynum 2n = 16; D. Halteratum subsp. verdunense 2n = 16; Anemone palmeta 2n = 32; Clematis campaniflora 2n = 16; Ranunculus muricatus 2n = 48; R. repens 2n = 32; R. bulbosus subsp. aleae var. adscendens 2n =16; R. sceleratus 2n = 32; R. paludosus 2n = 32; R. nigrescens 2n = 16; Aquilegia vulgaris subsp. dichroa 2n = 14. Estos recuentos coinciden con los obtenidos anteriormente por otros autores.

  16. BMI and self-perceived body shape in Portuguese children

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    Eduarda Maria Coelho

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Este estudio examinó la relación entre la percepción subjetiva forma del cuerpo (silueta y el índice de masa corporal (IMC en niños portugueses, de acuerdo con el género, y se determinaron los valores del IMC para cada una de las siluetas. Método: Participó una muestra de 4211 niños, de entre 7 y 10 años de edad. La imagen corporal se evaluó utilizando las Siluetas de Imagen Corporal de Collins de la imagen corporal y se utilizaron las Curvas de Cole et al. para definir la obesidad. Resultados: La media del IMC fue mayor cuando el número de la silueta seleccionado aumentaba, excepto en las siluetas 2 y 7 para los niños y para la 7 en las niñas. La mayoría de las personas que seleccionaron la silueta número 5 o superior eran obesos/as. El ANOVA mostró diferencias significativas en el IMC según las figuras seleccionadas en ambos sexos (p < .001. El coeficiente de correlación entre las siluetas de la imagen corporal y el IMC fue de .54 (p < .001 para la muestra total; de .50 (p < .001 para los niños, y de .57 (p < .001 para las niñas. En los modelos de regresión, el porcentaje de varianza explicada del IMC por las imágenes seleccionadas fue del 25.6% en los varones y del 30.8% en las niñas. Conclusiones: El presente estudio sugiere que en la infancia (7-10 años, la conciencia de la forma del cuerpo no se halla estabilizada, y que las niñas son más precisas que los niños. La forma del cuerpo evaluado por la escala correlacionó moderadamente con el IMC, lo que sugiere que las Siluetas de Collins podrían ser una medida válida para evaluar la obesidad en niños portugueses.

  17. Marketing y satisfacción de los clientes de créditos en el Banco de la Nación de la oficina especial N° 1 San Borja Lima, 2015

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    Serrato Cherres, Arthur Giuseppe

    2016-01-01

    La investigación, que se ha titulado: “Marketing y Satisfacción de los Clientes de Créditos en el Banco de la Nación de la Oficina Especial N° 1 San Borja - Lima, 2015”; ha dado respuesta al problema: ¿Existe relación entre el marketing y satisfacción de los clientes de Créditos en el banco de la Nación, Oficina Especial N° 1 San Borja 2015? El objetivo general ha sido: Evaluar en qué medida se relaciona el marketing y satisfacción de los clientes de Créditos, en el banco de la...

  18. Translation, cultural adaptation and validation for Brazilian Portuguese of the Cardiff Acne Disability Index instrument.

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    Grando, Luciana Rosa; Horn, Roberta; Cunha, Vivian Trein; Cestari, Tania Ferreira

    2016-04-01

    The Cardiff Acne Disability Index was originally developed in English for measuring quality of life of acne patients. Considering the psychosocial impact of this disease, it is important to have instruments culturally and linguistically validated for use in Brazilian adolescents. To translate the Cardiff Acne Disability Index into Brazilian Portuguese, culturally adapt it, and verify its reliability and validity in adolescent patients with acne. In the first step, the Cardiff Acne Disability Index was translated and validated linguistically to Brazilian Portuguese in accordance with international guidelines published. In the second step, the validation of the Cardiff Acne Disability Index into Brazilian Portuguese instrument was performed, when patients aged from 12 to 20 years with acne were selected. The participants were interviewed to collect demographic data, submitted to the classification of acne by the Global Acne Grading System and invited to respond the Cardiff Acne Disability Index into Brazilian Portuguese version and DLQI (>16 years) or CDLQI (≤16 years). The internal consistency of Cardiff Acne Disability Index into Brazilian Portuguese was assessed by Cronbach's alpha coefficient and concurrent validity was measured by the Spearman correlation coefficient and Student 's t-test for paired samples. The study included 100 adolescents. The Cardiff Acne Disability Index into Brazilian Portuguese version showed good reliability and internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha = 0.73). The concurrent validity of the scale was supported by a strong and significant correlation with CDLQI / DLQI instruments (rs=0.802;pPortuguese version is a reliable, valid and valuable tool to measure the impact of acne on quality of life in adolescent patients.

  19. Psychometric properties of the Portuguese version of the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire-Trauma Specific (AAQ-TS): A study with Portuguese Colonial War Veterans.

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    Pinto-Gouveia, José; Carvalho, Teresa; Cunha, Marina; Duarte, Joana; Walser, Robyn D

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    The Acceptance and Action Questionnaire-Trauma Specific (AAQ-TS) is a self-report measure designed to assess-trauma-related psychological (in)flexibility, as conceptualized in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. However, there are no studies to date regarding its psychometric properties. This study explores such properties in the Portuguese version of the AAQ-TS, in Portuguese Colonial War Veterans. A Principal Components Analysis (PCA) was conducted in a sample from the general population of war Veterans (N=371). Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) as well as reliability and convergent validity studies were performed in a different sample from the same population (N=312). For the discriminant validity a clinical sample with a war-related PTSD (N=42) and a non-clinical sample without PTSD (N=44) were used. The CFA suggested a re-specified 15-item model with good global adjustment and factorial validity. The AAQ-TS showed internal consistency, a good temporal reliability, convergent validity with psychopathological symptoms (related to PTSD, anxiety, depression and stress) and peritraumatic dissociation (altered awareness and depersonalization/derealization). The questionnaire also discriminates between war Veterans with and without a PTSD diagnosis. The major limitation relates to the samples' characteristics and sampling methods, which can limit the generalization of results. The Portuguese version of the AAQ-TS is a reliable and valid measure to assess experiential avoidance related to trauma in Portuguese Colonial War Veterans. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  20. POTENCIAL DEL BANCO DE SEMILLAS EN LA REGENERACIÓN DE LA VEGETACIÓN DEL HUMEDAL JABOQUE, BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA

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    MONTENEGRO-S. ALBA L.

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    Full Text Available Se estudió el banco de semillas germinable (BS en seis parches de vegetación en lazona conservada del humedal Jaboque: 1 Rumex conglomeratus - Polygonum sp. 2Juncus effusus - Polygonum sp. 3 Typha latifolia 4 Juncus effusus 5 Pennisetumclandestinum - Polygonum sp. 6 Pennisetum clandestinum – Holcus lanatus. En cadaparche se evaluó la composición, la densidad de las especies presentes en el BS el tipode BS que poseen algunas de las especies nativas del humedal la similitud entre lacomposición del BS y la vegetación. El BS del humedal Jaboque actualmente presentaun estado de degradación variable en todos los parches, revelado por la alta dominanciade unas pocas especies y la presencia de semillas de especies oportunistas. Por loanterior, si el BS se expresa luego de un disturbio, su potencial para la regeneración delos parches es bastante limitado; bajo las condiciones generadas por el disturbio, lasespecies oportunistas pueden germinar y ser favorecidas conduciendo a la competencia,el reemplazamiento y/o la eliminación de las especies del humedal. Con base en lapresencia de las especies propias del humedal en el BS y en los parches de vegetaciónse evidencian tres tipos de vulnerabilidad a la extinción local, 1 Especies muyvulnerables: son susceptibles a la extinción local, debido a que tienen baja frecuenciaen la vegetación y están ausentes en el BS (Carex luridiformis y Ludwigia peruvianao a que están ausentes en la vegetación y presentes en el BS (Juncus microcephalusy Eleocharis spp., 2 Especies vulnerables: presentan bajas frecuencias en lavegetación y forman algún tipo de BS (Cyperus rufus y 3 Especies no vulnerables:son poco susceptibles a la desaparición local por poseer mecanismos para asegurarsu permanencia, principalmente mediante la regeneración clonal (Ludwigia peploidesy Typha latifolia o combinada con la reproducción sexual, además presentan laformación de BS grandes de tipo persistente, cuyas semillas