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  1. 75 FR 14493 - Safety Zone; Dive Platform, Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa

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    2010-03-26

    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Dive Platform, Pago Pago Harbor, American...; Dive Platform, Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa in the Federal Register (75 FR 5907). We received no... Pago Pago Inner Harbor, in an estimated 160 feet of water, approximately 350-feet from the fuel...

  2. 75 FR 5907 - Safety Zone; Dive Platform, Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa

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    2010-02-05

    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Dive Platform, Pago Pago Harbor, American... a temporary safety zone around a dive platform vessel in Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa, while... Purpose On October 7, 1949 the 4,130-ton gasoline tanker CHEHALIS sank in Pago Pago Inner Harbor, in...

  3. Pago Pago, American Samoa Tsunami Forecast Grids for MOST Model

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Pago Pago, American Samoa Forecast Model Grids provides bathymetric data strictly for tsunami inundation modeling with the Method of Splitting Tsunami (MOST)...

  4. Origin of deep lava flows at the base of the Galápagos Platform

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    Anderson, M.; Wanless, V. D.; Fornari, D. J.; Soule, S. A.; Jones, M.

    2016-12-01

    Side-scan sonar maps of the seafloor at the leading edge of Galápagos platform indicate regions of highly reflective seafloor that have been interpreted as large individual lava flows up to 30 km in length. However, the source for these long flows and whether they represent a single eruptive event is not known. The inferred proximal and distal ends of two lava flows were sampled using the Ocean Exploration Trust remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Hercules on the R/V Nautilus (research cruise #064) in the summer of 2015. In total, 25 basalt samples were collected and measured for major and trace element contents and radiogenic isotope ratios to determine if these uncharacteristically long lava flows are indeed individual eruptive units. Basaltic samples collected from the eastern and western ends of the long flows have distinct major and trace element contents. The western, downslope ends of both lava flows have similar trace element ratios, with La/Yb ranging from 9.2 to 9.7. By contrast, samples collected from the eastern, upslope end of the flow (closest to the platform) have lower La/Yb ratios from 4.8 to 5.7. Additionally, lavas from the western flow ends have lower MgO concentrations (4.2-5.4 wt%) compared to lavas from eastern flow ends (5.1-10.0 wt%). This is inconsistent with the flows forming from a homogeneous magma and suggests that the long lava flows are comprised of several different flow units. We suggest that the higher trace element ratios observed in samples collected from the western edge of the flows represent lower extents of melting at the leading edge of the Galápagos mantle plume, while the eastern, upslope flows have undergone higher extents of melting similar to those erupted at Fernandina volcano.

  5. Benthic data for corals, macroalgae, invertebrates, and non-living bottom types from Fagatele Bay, Pago Pago, and Fagasa, American Samoa, 2004-2008 (NODC Accession 0066319)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set was derived from surveys in Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Pago Pago (Rainmaker and Aua), and Fagasa (Sita Bay and Cape Larsen) conducted in...

  6. Benthic data for corals, macroalgae, invertebrates, and non-living bottom types from Fagatele Bay, Pago Pago, and Fagasa, American Samoa, 2004-2008. (NODC Accession 0066319)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set was derived from surveys in Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Pago Pago (Rainmaker and Aua), and Fagasa (Sita Bay and Cape Larsen) conducted in...

  7. Perspectivas de los sistemas de pago

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    Daniel Heymann

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available ResumenLos agentes, instrumentos y mecanismos que intervienen en la realización de transacciones cotidianas han ido variando considerablemente a lo largo del tiempo, de acuerdo a la evolución de las prácticas, tecnologías e instituciones que determinan costumbres y mecanismos de pago. La organización de los esquemas de intercambio, y de los sistemas financieros en general se ha convertido en tema saliente de discusión contemporánea. Estas notas presentan un breve análisis de la cuestión, centrado sobre los procedimientos para procesar pagos.Código JEL: E42. AbstractThe agents, instruments and mechanisms involved in everyday transactions have varied considerably over time, according to the evolution of practices, technologies and institutions that determine customs and payment mechanisms. The organization of exchange schemes, and financial systems in general, has become salient topic of contemporary discussion. This paper presents a brief analysis of the matter, focused on procedures to process payments. Key words: Monetary Systems,Payment Systems, Currency.Code JEL: E42

  8. Cultural turnover among Galápagos sperm whales

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    Whitehead, Hal; Rendell, Luke

    2016-01-01

    While populations may wax and wane, it is rare for an entire population to be replaced by a completely different set of individuals. We document the large-scale relocation of cultural groups of sperm whale off the Galápagos Islands, in which two sympatric vocal clans were entirely replaced by two different ones. Between 1985 and 1999, whales from two clans (called Regular and Plus-One) defined by cultural dialects in coda vocalizations were repeatedly photo-identified off Galápagos. Their occurrence in the area declined through the 1990s; by 2000, none remained. We reassessed Galápagos sperm whales in 2013–2014, identifying 463 new females. However, re-sighting rates were low, with no matches with the Galápagos 1985–1999 population, suggesting an eastward shift to coastal areas. Their vocal repertoires matched those of two other clans (called Short and Four-Plus) found across the Pacific but previously rare or absent around Galápagos. The mechanisms behind this cultural turnover may include large-scale environmental regime shifts favouring clan-specific foraging strategies, and a response to heavy whaling in the region involving redistribution of surviving whales into high-quality habitats. The fall and rise of sperm whale cultures off Galápagos reflect the structuring of the Pacific population into large, enduring clans with dynamic ranges. Long-lasting clan membership illustrates how culture can be bound up in the structure and dynamics of animal populations and so how tracking cultural traits can reveal large-scale population shifts. PMID:27853582

  9. La responsabilidad tributaria en el pago de las sanciones tributarias

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    Pérez Jordá, Iván

    2016-01-01

    El presente artículo se centra en la conceptuación y fundamentación de la responsabilidad tributaria en el pago de sanciones tributarias, todo ello adoptando como premisa el principio de personalidad de las sanciones.

  10. Coastal eutrophication, land use changes and Ceratium furca (Dinophyceae) blooms in Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa 2007-2009

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    Morton, Steve L.; Shuler, Andrew; Paternoster, Jeff; Fanolua, Sharon; Vargo, Don

    2011-07-01

    The bloom forming dinoflagellate, Ceratium furca, has been linked with coastal eutrophication worldwide in tropical and subtropical locations. During the summer of 2007, an unusual 6-month long bloom of C. furca was observed in Pago Pago Harbor, Tutuila Island, American Samoa. Incidents of dinoflagellate blooms in this area have not been previously reported. The bloom was first reported in May and dissipated in November 2007. In February-March 2009, a similar C. furca bloom was observed. During both blooms, no fish mortality events were reported. Maximum cell counts were observed on September 20, 2007 at 9 200 cell/mL. At this time, total nitrogen was measured at 1.2 mg/L while total phosphate was below detection limits. Changes in land use practices may have been the primary driver of these blooms. Intense fertilization of athletic fields coupled with ineffective management strategies is hypothesized to have a direct link to the increase in nutrients found in the Pago Pago Harbor and may have been the trigger for the initialization of these blooms. During 2008, the fields were not used due to an infestation of the fire ant, Solenopsis geminata. Once controlled, the fields were opened again in 2009 and fertilizers were applied in January, a month before the bloom was observed.

  11. The Pacific Child: Investing in the Future. Conference Evaluation. Annual Pacific Educational Conference (9th, Pago Pago, August 3-5, 1992).

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    Craven, Diane

    Proceedings of the Pacific Region Educational Laboratory's (PREL) 9th Annual Pacific Educational Conference, held August 3-5, 1992, in Pago Pago, American Samoa are evaluated in this document. Data were collected from an overall conference evaluation survey, individual workshop surveys, workshop program information, anecdotal information, and…

  12. Molecular differentiation within and among island populations of the endemic plant Scalesia affinis (Asteraceae) from the Galápagos Islands

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    Nielsen, Lene Rostgaard

    2004-01-01

    Scalesia affinis, Galápagos, AFLP, endangered populations, discriminant analysis, chloroplast microsatellites......Scalesia affinis, Galápagos, AFLP, endangered populations, discriminant analysis, chloroplast microsatellites...

  13. Marine ecology and conservation of the Galápagos penguin, Spheniscus mendiculus

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    Steinfurth, Antje

    2007-01-01

    The presented thesis outlines several aspects of the marine ecology and conservation of the Galápagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus). This project was realised between July 2003 and September 2005 in the Galápagos islands as a collaborative project between the Charles Darwin Foundation, the Galápagos National Park Service and the University of Kiel in Germany. In two concurrent years, 2004 and 2005, breeding activities of the Galápagos penguin were investigated. The majority of all the b...

  14. Lithological structure of the Galápagos Plume

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    Vidito, Christopher; Herzberg, Claude; Gazel, Esteban; Geist, Dennis; Harpp, Karen

    2013-10-01

    We have measured Ni, Ca, and Mn in olivine phenocrysts from volcanoes in the Galápagos Archipelago to infer the mantle source lithologies. Results show that peridotite is the dominant source lithology for Fernandina, Floreana, Genovesa, Wolf Island, and Darwin Island. These volcanoes largely characterize the PLUME, WD, FLO, and DUM Nd, Sr, and Pb isotopic endmembers of Harpp and White (2001). Volcan Wolf, Alcedo, Marchena, and Cerro Azul, also produced from the melting of peridotite sources, have isotopic compositions that can be defined by mixing of the four isotopic endmembers. Our analysis suggests that peridotite was present in the sources of the volcanoes covered in this study and therefore is the dominant source lithology of the Galápagos plume. Pyroxenite melting is generally focused in two isotopically distinct domains: Roca Redonda, Volcan Ecuador, and Sierra Negra in the enriched western part of the archipelago and Santiago, Santa Cruz, and Santa Fe in the depleted east. One implication of this finding is that the Western and Eastern Pyroxenite Domains represent two separate bodies of recycled crust within the Galápagos mantle plume. Furthermore, both isotopically enriched and depleted domains of the archipelago were generated from mixtures of peridotite and pyroxenite. This suggests that there is no relationship between the source lithology of the Galápagos plume and its isotopic characteristics. The identification of peridotite-source melting in volcanoes with isotopic characteristics that have been attributed to recycled crust points to the importance of mixing in OIB genesis, consistent with studies in the Canary Islands.

  15. Tantalizing tortoises and the Darwin-Galápagos legend.

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    Sulloway, Frank J

    2009-01-01

    During his historic Galápagos visit in 1835, Darwin spent nine days making scientific observations and collecting specimens on Santiago (James Island). In the course of this visit, Darwin ascended twice to the Santiago highlands. There, near springs located close to the island's summit, he conducted his most detailed observations of Galápagos tortoises. The precise location of these springs, which has not previously been established, is here identified using Darwin's own writings, satellite maps, and GPS technology. Photographic evidence from excursions to the areas where Darwin climbed, including repeat photography over a period of four decades, offers striking evidence of the deleterious impact of feral mammals introduced after Darwin's visit. Exploring the impact that Darwin's Santiago visit had on his thinking--especially focusing on his activities in the highlands--raises intriguing questions about the depth of his understanding of the evolutionary evidence he encountered while in the Galápagos. These questions and related insights provide further evidence concerning the timing of Darwin's conversion to the theory of evolution, which, despite recent claims to the contrary, occurred only after his return to England.

  16. Recent colonization of the Galápagos by the tree Geoffroea spinosa Jacq. (Leguminosae).

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    Caetano, S; Currat, M; Pennington, R T; Prado, D; Excoffier, L; Naciri, Y

    2012-06-01

    This study puts together genetic data and an approximate bayesian computation (ABC) approach to infer the time at which the tree Geoffroea spinosa colonized the Galápagos Islands. The genetic diversity and differentiation between Peru and Galápagos population samples, estimated using three chloroplast spacers and six microsatellite loci, reveal significant differences between two mainland regions separated by the Andes mountains (Inter Andean vs. Pacific Coast) as well as a significant genetic differentiation of island populations. Microsatellites identify two distinct geographical clusters, the Galápagos and the mainland, and chloroplast markers show a private haplotype in the Galápagos. The nuclear distinctiveness of the Inter Andean populations suggests current restricted pollen flow, but chloroplast points to cross-Andean dispersals via seeds, indicating that the Andes might not be an effective biogeographical barrier. The ABC analyses clearly point to the colonization of the Galápagos within the last 160,000 years and possibly as recently as 4750 years ago (475 generations). Founder events associated with colonization of the two islands where the species occurs are detected, with Española having been colonized after Floreana. We discuss two nonmutually exclusive possibilities for the colonization of the Galápagos, recent natural dispersal vs. human introduction. © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  17. Contrasting volcanism in Hawaiʻi and the Galápagos

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    Poland, Michael P; Harpp, Karen S.; Mittelstaedt, Eric; d'Ozouville, Noémi; Graham, David W.

    2014-01-01

    The archipelagos of Hawai‘i and the Galápagos originated at mantle hotspots, yet the volcanoes that make up the island chains differ in most respects. Some of the most important differences include the dynamics of magma supply, characteristics of magma storage and transport, morphology, and compositional and structural evolution. Of particular significance in the Galápagos is the lack of well-developed rift zones, which may be related to higher rates of pre-eruptive inflation compared to Hawai‘i, and the absence of widespread flank instability—a common feature of Hawai‘i's volcanoes. The close proximity of the Galápagos to a mid-ocean-ridge system may account for many of the differences between Hawaiian and Galápagos volcanoes. The Galápagos archipelago is built on young, thin oceanic crust, which might allow for contemporaneous growth of numerous volcanoes, and its volcanoes are fed by a mix of plume and asthenospheric melt sources. Hawaiian volcanoes, in contrast, grew in the middle of the Pacific Plate on older, thicker crust, where localized changes in mantle and lithosphere structure and composition did not exert dominant control over volcano evolution.

  18. Protección a los Sistemas de Pagos y de Liquidación de Valores

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    2010-01-01

    Explica los mecanismos de protección que la Ley de los Sistemas de Pagos y de Liquidación de Valores aporta a los agentes económicos en los pagos e inversiones que canalicen mediante dichos sistemas.

  19. Enfoque integral para esquemas de pago por servicios de ecosistemas forestales

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    J.J. Campos

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El desarrollo de un esquema de PSE debe reflejar un proceso continuo y adaptativo. En este artículo se propone una metodología para la aplicación de un enfoque integral para esquemas de pago por servicios de ecosistemas forestales. La experiencia del esquema de pago por servicios de los ecosistemas en Costa Rica así como las lecciones aprendidas en otros países de América Latina muestran la importancia de considerar en detalle las fases de diagnóstico y definición de objetivos; el estudio de condiciones habilitadoras; el diseño técnico de los mecanismos de cobro y pago; así como la implementación y la evaluación continua.

  20. Characterization of canarypox-like viruses infecting endemic birds in the Galápagos Islands.

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    Thiel, Teresa; Whiteman, Noah K; Tirapé, Ana; Baquero, Maria Ines; Cedeño, Virna; Walsh, Tim; Uzcátegui, Gustavo Jiménez; Parker, Patricia G

    2005-04-01

    The presence of avian pox in endemic birds in the Galápagos Islands has led to concern that the health of these birds may be threatened by avipoxvirus introduction by domestic birds. We describe here a simple polymerase chain reaction-based method for identification and discrimination of avipoxvirus strains similar to the fowlpox or canarypox viruses. This method, in conjunction with DNA sequencing of two polymerase chain reaction-amplified loci totaling about 800 bp, was used to identify two avipoxvirus strains, Gal1 and Gal2, in pox lesions from yellow warblers (Dendroica petechia), finches (Geospiza spp.), and Galápagos mockingbirds (Nesomimus parvulus) from the inhabited islands of Santa Cruz and Isabela. Both strains were found in all three passerine taxa, and sequences from both strains were less than 5% different from each other and from canarypox virus. In contrast, chickens in Galápagos were infected with a virus that appears to be identical in sequence to the characterized fowlpox virus and about 30% different from the canarypox/Galápagos group viruses in the regions sequenced. These results indicate the presence of canarypox-like viruses in endemic passerine birds that are distinct from the fowlpox virus infecting chickens on Galápagos. Alignment of the sequence of a 5.9-kb region of the genome revealed that sequence identities among Gal1, Gal2, and canarypox viruses were clustered in discrete regions. This indicates that recombination between poxvirus strains in combination with mutation led to the canarypox-like viruses that are now prevalent in the Galápagos.

  1. Megachile timberlakei Cockerell (Hymenoptera, Megachilidae): Yet another bee species from the Galápagos Archipelago

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    Rasmussen, Claus; Carrión, A.; Castro-Urgal, R.

    2012-01-01

    We here report the leaf-cutter bee Megachile (Eutricharaea) timberlakei Cockerell 1920 (Megachilidae) as a third bee species in the Gala´pagos. The species is currently known from the Hawaiian Islands and was collected during floral inventories on San Cristo´ bal. We provide floral records as well...... as a diagnosis and comparative comments that will assist bee researchers to easily recognize this species from other native and adventive Megachile Latreille to the Americas. We also discuss the possible routes to the Gala´pagos....

  2. Enfoque integral para esquemas de pago por servicios de ecosistemas forestales

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    Campos, J.J.; F. Alpízar; R. Madrigal; Louman, B.

    2007-01-01

    El desarrollo de un esquema de PSE debe reflejar un proceso continuo y adaptativo. En este artículo se propone una metodología para la aplicación de un enfoque integral para esquemas de pago por servicios de ecosistemas forestales. La experiencia del esquema de pago por servicios de los ecosistemas en Costa Rica así como las lecciones aprendidas en otros países de América Latina muestran la importancia de considerar en detalle las fases de diagnóstico y definición de objetivos; el estudio de ...

  3. Comunicado de la Plataforma contra el Préstamo de Pago. Mayo de 2008

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    Lagarde, Micol

    2008-01-01

    El Día del Libro de 2007, la Plataforma contra el Préstamo de Pago en Bibliotecas decidió iniciar una campaña de recogida de firmas para que las personas que rechazaron el pago de un canon por el préstamo de libros en bibliotecas pudieron pedir a la Unión Europea la derogación de la Directiva 2006/115/CE (antes Directiva 92/100/CEE), que regula dicho canon.

  4. Figuras sustitutivas del pago del crédito, antecedentes y su consideración en el derecho actual: la apotimema, la datio in solutum, y la dación en pago

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    Robles, Luis Mariano

    2014-01-01

    El tema de la Dación en pago (Datio in solutum) es un tema de candente actualidad, demandada por amplios colectivos sociales, que prevé la posibilidad de la realización por el deudor de la entrega de su vivienda como sustitutiva del pago de su deuda, ante la imposibilidad de hacer frente al pago del crédito hipotecario. De esta forma, el deudor pretende la entrega del inmueble al acreedor con finalidad solutoria ante la carencia de efectivo para ello. En esta aportación, se trata de analizar ...

  5. Hematology, serum chemistry, and serology of Galápagos penguins (Spheniscus mendiculus) in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.

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    Travis, Erika K; Vargas, F Hernan; Merkel, Jane; Gottdenker, Nicole; Miller, R Eric; Parker, Patricia G

    2006-07-01

    The Galápagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) is an endangered species endemic to the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. In 2003 and 2004, 195 penguins from 13 colonies on the islands of Isabela and Fernandina in the Galápagos archipelago were examined. Genetic sexing of 157 penguins revealed 62 females and 95 males. Hematology consisted of packed cell volume (n = 134), white blood cell differentials (n = 83), and hemoparasite blood smear evaluation (n = 114). Microfilariae were detected in 22% (25/114) of the blood smears. Female penguins had significantly higher eosinophil counts than males. Serum chemistry on 83 penguins revealed no significant differences between males and females. Birds were seronegative to avian paramyxovirus type 1-3, avian influenza virus, infectious bursal disease virus, Marek's disease virus (herpes), reovirus, avian encephalomyelitis virus, and avian adenovirus type 1 and 2 (n = 75), as well as to West Nile virus (n = 87), and Venezuelan, western and eastern equine encephalitis viruses (n = 26). Seventy-five of 84 (89%) penguins had antibodies to Chlamydophila psittaci but chlamydial DNA was not detected via polymerase chain reaction in samples from 30 birds.

  6. Galápagos Birds and Diseases: Invasive Pathogens as Threats for Island Species

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    Martin Wikelski

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Exotic diseases and parasites have caused extinctions on islands and continents, particularly when they spread through assemblages of immunologically naïve species. Hawaii has lost a substantial part of its endemic bird fauna since the introduction of avian malaria at the beginning of the 20th century. In contrast, the Galápagos archipelago still possesses its entire endemic avifauna. Several of these Galápagos bird populations are in decline, however, and wildlife managers seek guidance to counteract a potential man-made ecological disaster. We recommend that endemic birds be tested for susceptibility to disease outside the Galápagos so that protection efforts can be better designed to deal with actual threats. At present, the best and perhaps only management option is to protect the isolation of these island communities because treating or vaccinating wild bird populations against diseases is almost impossible. If the isolation of the Galápagos Islands is successful, we will preserve the complete avifauna of an archipelago for the first time in the history of human colonization in the Pacific eco-region.

  7. Vascular plants from the Galápagos Islands: new records and taxonomic notes

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    Werff, van der Henk

    1977-01-01

    From April 1974 to October 1975 the author conducted field work on the Galápagos Islands for a vegetation study of Santa Cruz and Volcán Alcedo, Isabela. Plants were collected on other islands as well. Thirty-five taxa are new for the archipelago. When determining the material, I found some changes

  8. Reproductive ecology of Scalesia cordata (Asteraceae), an endangered species from the Galápagos Islands

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    Philipp, Marianne; Nielsen, Lene Rostgaard

    2010-01-01

    The genus Scalesia is endemic to the Galápagos Islands. Scalesia cordata is a tree occurring only in the southern part of Isabela as small, remnant populations of larger forests. We studied the reproductive ecology of a population protected in an enclosure in order to reveal the extent to which t...

  9. Gastrointestinal Parasites in the Waved Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata) of Galápagos.

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    Jiménez-Uzcátegui, Gustavo; Sarzosa, María Soledad; Encalada, Edison; Rodríguez-Hidalgo, Richar; Huyvaert, Kathryn P

    2015-07-01

    Using a fecal flotation technique, we detected three genera of endoparasites in the critically endangered Waved Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata) of Galápagos. These genera were Contracaecum, Tetrabothrius, and Cardiocephaloides. Juvenile albatrosses were more likely to be infected than adults, but we found no effect of sex or mass on infection probability.

  10. Tropical Instability Wave Interactions within the Galápagos Archipelago.

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    In the boreal fall of 2005, the effects of tropical instability waves (TIW) appear as oscillations within the sea surface temperature (SST), meridional current (Vy), and thermocline (20°C) in the eastern equatorial Pacific. Within the Galápagos Archipelago, a strong 3-wave succes...

  11. Low MHC variation in the endangered Galápagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus).

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    Bollmer, Jennifer L; Vargas, F Hernán; Parker, Patricia G

    2007-07-01

    The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) is one of the most polymorphic regions of the genome, likely due to balancing selection acting to maintain alleles over time. Lack of MHC variability has been attributed to factors such as genetic drift in small populations and relaxed selection pressure. The Galápagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus), endemic to the Galápagos Islands, is the only penguin that occurs on the equator. It relies upon cold, nutrient-rich upwellings and experiences severe population declines when ocean temperatures rise during El Niño events. These bottlenecks, occurring in an already small population, have likely resulted in reduced genetic diversity in this species. In this study, we used MHC class II exon 2 sequence data from a DRB1-like gene to characterize the amount of genetic variation at the MHC in 30 Galápagos penguins, as well as one Magellanic penguin (S. magellanicus) and two king penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus), and compared it to that in five other penguin species for which published data exist. We found that the Galápagos penguin had the lowest MHC diversity (as measured by number of polymorphic sites and average divergence among alleles) of the eight penguin species studied. A phylogenetic analysis showed that Galápagos penguin MHC sequences are most closely related to Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti) sequences, its putative sister species based on other loci. An excess of non-synonymous mutations and a pattern of trans-specific evolution in the neighbor-joining tree suggest that selection is acting on the penguin MHC.

  12. Tracing early stages of species differentiation: ecological, morphological and genetic divergence of Galápagos sea lion populations

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    Wolf, Jochen B W; Harrod, Chris; Brunner, Sylvia; Salazar, Sandie; Trillmich, Fritz; Tautz, Diethard

    2008-01-01

    ... the evolutionary processes of local divergence in an isolated marine environment. Galápagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) are top predators in this unique setting and have an essentially unlimited dispersal capacity across the entire species range...

  13. Estrategia de Pago a Proveedores de Pesquería Artesanal de Jaiba en el Departamento Del Magdalena

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    Edwin Causado Rodriguez

    2014-01-01

    El presente artículo, pretende formular una estrategia de pago de materia prima proporcional a los rendimientos obtenidos en el proceso de carne de jaiba de una empresa procesadora del departamento del Magdalena...

  14. Aedes Taeniorhynchus Vectorial Capacity Informs A Pre-Emptive Assessment Of West Nile Virus Establishment In Galápagos

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    Gillian Eastwood; Goodman, Simon J.; Cunningham, Andrew A.; Kramer, Laura D.

    2013-01-01

    Increased connectivity with the mainland has led to the arrival of many invasive species to the Galápagos Islands, including novel pathogens, threatening the archipelago's unique fauna. Here we consider the potential role of the mosquito Aedes taeniorhynchus in maintaining the flavivirus West Nile virus [WNV] should it reach the islands. We report on three components of vectorial capacity - vector competency, distributional abundance and host-feeding. In contrast to USA strains, Galápagos A. ...

  15. Crecimiento restringido por balanza de pagos en Brasil (1963-2005

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    Márquez Aldana Yanod

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Empleando un modelo extendido para calcular el crecimiento consistente con el comportamiento de la balanza de pagos y la ecuación de estructura simple propuesta por Thirlwall, se estimó una tasa de crecimiento mayor que la observada. Esto se explica por el superávit acumulado en la cuenta comercial y en la balanza de pagos y porque los precios no ajustan las demandas en el comercio internacional. Se encontró que las elasticidades ingreso de la demanda son variables y se ven afectadas por la política industrial y comercial. Se concluye que las visiones de oferta (Krugman y demanda (Thirlwall son complementarias.

  16. Pagos parciales a interés simple: una nota financiera

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    Daniel Villalobos Céspedes

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Este escrito pretende ser un aporte a las matemáticas financieras. En especial, plantea formular el concepto de pagos parciales simplificado mediante el uso del criterio de suma de dígitos. La fórmula propuesta permite estimar las distintas variables incógnitas entre las que componen el modelo aquí propuesto. La utilidad del modelo es tanto académica como práctica. Podría ser parte de un software que permita además, el cálculo de cancelación adelantada de un crédito de pago parcial a interés simple.

  17. Seed dispersal networks in the Galápagos and the consequences of alien plant invasions

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    Heleno, R. H.; Olesen, Jens Mogens; Nogales, M.

    2013-01-01

    Alien plants are a growing threat to the Gala´pagos unique biota. We evaluated the impact of alien plants on eight seed dispersal networks from two islands of the archipelago. Nearly 10 000 intact seeds from 58 species were recovered from the droppings of 18 bird and reptile dispersers. The most...... plants were dispersed via two pathways: dryfruited plants were preferentially dispersed by finches, while fleshy fruited species were mostly dispersed by other birds and reptiles....

  18. Coral reef recovery in the Galápagos Islands: the northernmost islands (Darwin and Wenman)

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    Glynn, Peter W.; Riegl, Bernhard; Purkis, Samuel; Kerr, Jeremy M.; Smith, Tyler B.

    2015-06-01

    The remote northernmost Galápagos Islands, Darwin and Wenman, exhibited well-developed coral communities in 1975, which were severely degraded during the 1982-1983 El Niño warming event. Mapping of the coral reef at Darwin, herein Wellington Reef, shows it presently to be the largest known structural reef in the Galápagos. It consists of numerous 1- to 3-m-high Porites framework towers or stacks and overlies a carbonate (coral/calcareous sediments) basement. Pre-disturbance Wellington Reef was constructed chiefly by Porites lobata and Pocillopora elegans, and Wenman coral cover was dominated by Pavona clavus and Porites lobata. Subsequent surveys in 2012 have demonstrated robust recovery in spite of ENSO thermal shock events, involving both high and low stressful temperatures that have caused tissue bleaching and mortality. No losses of coral species have been observed. Radiocarbon dating of 1- to 3-m-high poritid framework stacks, from their peaks to bases, revealed modern ages of up to 690 yr. Incremental stack growth rates ranged from 0.15-0.39 to 1.04-2.40 cm yr-1. The former are equivalent to framework accretion rates of 1.5-3.9 m Kyr-1, the latter to coral skeletal growth rates of 1.0-2.4 cm yr-1. Coral recovery in the central and southern Galápagos has been nonexistent to low compared with the northern islands, due chiefly to much higher population densities and destructive grazing pressure of the echinoid Eucidaris galapagensis. Thus, coral reef resistance to ENSO perturbations and recovery potential in the Galápagos are influenced by echinoid bioerosion that varies significantly among islands.

  19. Seed dispersal networks in the Galápagos and the consequences of alien plant invasions

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    Heleno, Rubén H.; Olesen, Jens M.; Nogales, Manuel; Vargas, Pablo; Traveset, Anna

    2013-01-01

    Alien plants are a growing threat to the Galápagos unique biota. We evaluated the impact of alien plants on eight seed dispersal networks from two islands of the archipelago. Nearly 10 000 intact seeds from 58 species were recovered from the droppings of 18 bird and reptile dispersers. The most dispersed invaders were Lantana camara, Rubus niveus and Psidium guajava, the latter two likely benefiting from an asynchronous fruit production with most native plants, which facilitate their consumpt...

  20. Cryptic differentiation in the endemic micromoth Galagete darwini (Lepidoptera, Autostichidae) on Galápagos volcanoes.

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    Schmitz, Patrick; Cibois, Alice; Landry, Bernard

    2008-10-27

    To gain insight into the early stages of speciation, we reconstructed a DNA-based phylogeny, using combined mitochondrial (cytochrome c oxidase subunits I and II: 1008 bp) and nuclear (elongation factor 1-alpha and wingless: 1062 bp) markers of populations of the moth Galagete darwini endemic to the Galápagos, which belongs to an insular radiation similar in size to that of Darwin's finches. Adults of G. darwini were collected in the arid lowlands of 11 of the Galápagos Islands (Baltra, Española, Fernandina, Floreana, Isabela, Pinta, Pinzón, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, Santiago and Seymour) and the humid highlands of a subset of 5 of them (Fernandina, Floreana, Isabela, Santa Cruz and Santiago). The combined phylogeographic analysis surprisingly revealed that G. darwini populations at higher elevation on the western islands (Fernandina, Isabela and Santiago) represent a distinct lineage from the one in the low arid zones of these same islands. This is the first reported case in the archipelago of genetic cryptic differentiation correlated with elevation on the western Galápagos volcanoes.

  1. Using stylized agent-based models for population-environment research: A case study from the Galápagos Islands.

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    Miller, Brian W; Breckheimer, Ian; McCleary, Amy L; Guzmán-Ramirez, Liza; Caplow, Susan C; Jones-Smith, Jessica C; Walsh, Stephen J

    2010-05-01

    Agent Based Models (ABMs) are powerful tools for population-environment research but are subject to trade-offs between model complexity and abstraction. This study strikes a compromise between abstract and highly specified ABMs by designing a spatially explicit, stylized ABM and using it to explore policy scenarios in a setting that is facing substantial conservation and development challenges. Specifically, we present an ABM that reflects key Land Use / Land Cover (LULC) dynamics and livelihood decisions on Isabela Island in the Galápagos Archipelago of Ecuador. We implement the model using the NetLogo software platform, a free program that requires relatively little programming experience. The landscape is composed of a satellite-derived distribution of a problematic invasive species (common guava) and a stylized representation of the Galápagos National Park, the community of Puerto Villamil, the agricultural zone, and the marine area. The agent module is based on publicly available data and household interviews, and represents the primary livelihoods of the population in the Galápagos Islands - tourism, fisheries, and agriculture. We use the model to enact hypothetical agricultural subsidy scenarios aimed at controlling invasive guava and assess the resulting population and land cover dynamics. Findings suggest that spatially explicit, stylized ABMs have considerable utility, particularly during preliminary stages of research, as platforms for (1) sharpening conceptualizations of population-environment systems, (2) testing alternative scenarios, and (3) uncovering critical data gaps.

  2. Correlatos y Predictores del Cumplimiento de Pago de la Pensión Alimentaria en Padres Divorciados o Separados

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    Isabel Vega Robles

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Actualmente existe un marcado interés por procurar el bienestar económico de los hijos(as después del divorcio o la separación de la pareja parental mediante leyes que establecen y regulan el pago de una pensión alimentaria por parte del padre. Las escasas investigaciones realizadas sobre el tema se centran en analizar el efecto de dichas leyes sin entrar a considerar la influencia de otros factores psicosociales en el cumplimiento de dicho pago. En este estudio se aplicó un cuestionario a doscientos padres de familia divorciados o separados en San José/CR para conocer sobre el cumplimiento de pago de la pensión alimentaria para sus hijos(as, su situación socioeconómica y familiar, la calidad de la relación con sus hijos(as y con su expareja, sus percepciones sobre el rol paterno, su salud mental y las redes de apoyo social. Los datos indican que el cumplimiento de pago de la pensión alimentaria está significativamente asociado a las relaciones con la exesposa, la ocupación laboral y el recurrir al apoyo de amigos. Los resultados se discuten a la luz de las leyes que regulan el pago de las pensiones alimentarias en Costa Rica y sus implicaciones en el ejercicio de la paternidad.

  3. Análisis de la política de pago de dividendos en empresas chilenas

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    MAURICIO GUTIÉRREZ URZÚA

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    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza la tasa de pago de dividendos de las empresas chilenas, considerando aspectos como el pago de dividendos obligatorios, la fuerte concentración de la propiedad, las oportunidades de crecimiento y la presencia de inversionistas institucionales. La investigación se realizó para el período 2001 a 2007, a través de regresiones lineales múltiples, con selección de variables mediante el criterio de stepwise y estimación de parámetros a través de máxima verosimilitud, en donde se encontró evidencia de la utilización de la tasa de pago de dividendos para entregar información sobre los proyectos futuros de la empresa y el tratamiento justo de los accionistas. También se destaca el control ejercido por los inversionistas institucionales.

  4. Energy pole system in the new building of the PAGO AG, Grabs (CH); Energiepfahlsystem im Neubau der PAGO AG, Grabs (CH)

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    Scheuss, U. [NDS-HTL, Ingenieurbuero Lippuner und Partner AG, Grabs (Switzerland)

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    With 570 concrete poles and 80 km of tubes, 100,000 m{sup 3} of ground serve as a cold and heat storage resservoir for a building. The building houses a printing shop, which needs cooling in summer and heating in winter. The energy pole system can be used as a dual system for heating and cooling in both seasons. The project is a pilot project of the BWE (Swiss General Office for Utilities and Power Supply), who also started an extensive accompanying measurig campaign. The results during the first year of operation were very positive, and the performance of the energy pole system was up to expectations. (orig.) [Deutsch] Mittelpunkt der PAGO-Energietechnik ist das Energiepfahlsystem. Mittels 570 Betonpfaehlen und 80 km Rohrschlangen wird das Erdreich unter dem Gebaeude als ueber 100.000 m{sup 3} grosser Waerme- und Kaeltespeicher genutzt. Ueber dieses Energiepfahlsystem wird dieser Druckereibetrieb mit hohen Anforderungen an das Raumklima und viel Maschinenabwaerme sehr umweltschonend im Winter behizt und im Sommer gekuehlt. Das Besondere an diesem System ist diese ganzjaehrige Doppelnutzung zu Heiz- und Kuehlzwecken. Aus diesem Grunde wurde dieses Projekt vom Bundesamt fuer Energiewirtschaft (BEW) als Pilot- und Demonstrationsprojekt anerkannt. Zur Ueberpruefung von dessen Ausbeute und der Wirksamkeit der gesamten Energietechnik wurde vom BEW ein umfangreiches Messprojekt gestartet. Der Innovationswert der PAGO -Energietechnik liegt allerdings nicht allein im Einsatz der alternativen Komponenten. Mindestens so wichtig ist die Konzeption und die Feinabstimmung der gesamten Energietechnik. Der Betrieb lief im ersten Betriebsjahr sehr positiv und von Anfang an ohne groessere Probleme. Das Energiepfahlsystem konnte im wesentlichen die Erwartungen erfuellen. (orig.)

  5. Galápagos mockingbirds tolerate introduced parasites that affect Darwin's finches.

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    Knutie, Sarah A; Owen, Jeb P; McNew, Sabrina M; Bartlow, Andrew W; Arriero, Elena; Herman, Jordan M; DiBlasi, Emily; Thompson, Michael; Koop, Jennifer A H; Clayton, Dale H

    2016-04-01

    Introduced parasites threaten native host species that lack effective defenses. Such parasites increase the risk of extinction, particularly in small host populations like those on islands. If some host species are tolerant to introduced parasites, this could amplify the risk of the parasite to vulnerable host species. Recently, the introduced parasitic nest fly Philornis downsi has been implicated in the decline of Darwin's finch populations in the Galápagos Islands. In some years, 100% of finch nests fail due to P. downsi; however, other common host species nesting near Darwin's finches, such as the endemic Galápagos mockingbird (Mimus parvulus), appear to be less affected by P. downsi. We compared effects of P. downsi on mockingbirds and medium ground finches (Geospiza fortis) on Santa Cruz Island in the Galápagos. We experimentally manipulated the abundance of P. downsi in nests of mockingbirds and finches to measure the direct effect of the parasite on the reproductive success of each species of host. We also compared immunological and behavioral responses by each species of host to the fly. Although nests of the two host species had similar parasite densities, flies decreased the fitness of finches but not mockingbirds. Neither host species had a significant antibody-mediated immune response to P. downsi. Moreover, finches showed no significant increase in begging, parental provisioning, or plasma glucose levels in response to the flies. In contrast, parasitized mockingbird nestlings begged more than nonparasitized mockingbird nestlings. Greater begging was correlated with increased parental provisioning behavior, which appeared to compensate for parasite damage. The results of our study suggest that finches are negatively affected by P. downsi because they do not have such behavioral mechanisms for energy compensation. In contrast, mockingbirds are capable of compensation, making them tolerant hosts, and a possible indirect threat to Darwin's finches.

  6. Cambios en el panorama de los medios de pago: hacia la desintermediación bancaria

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    Salvatierra Abreu, Javier

    2016-01-01

    El uso del dinero metálico se ha convertido en el medio por excelencia para realizar todo tipo de transacciones. Sin embargo, esta forma de realizar los pagos no se ajusta con total perfección al mundo globalizado en el que vivimos. Si bien sigue siendo el medio por excelencia en la mayoría de regiones, poco a poco empiezan a adquirir una mayor importancia sistemas alternativos. Estos sistemas alternativos irán de la mano de la aparición de nuevas tecnologías y formas de banca...

  7. The Last Gala Pagos%最后一只"鞍背龟"

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    2004-01-01

    @@ "乔治"一只生活在南太平洋加拉帕戈斯群岛的陆地龟,又叫鞍背龟(Gal á pagos)加拉帕戈斯龟.它是目前世界上最仅存的一只鞍背龟,它一死这个物种就算灭绝了,所以生物学家目前都忙着给它找伴侣……

  8. Riesgo operacional en el proceso de pago del Procampo. Un enfoque bayesiano

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    2013-01-01

    Este trabajo identifica y cuantifica, a través de un modelo de red bayesiana (RB), los diversos factores de riesgo operacional (RO) asociados al proceso de pago del Programa de Apoyos Directos al Campo (Procampo). El modelo de RB es calibrado con datos de eventos que se presentaron durante el periodo 2008-2011. A diferencia de los métodos clásicos, la calibración del modelo de RB incluye fuentes de información tanto objetivas como subjetivas, lo cual permite capturar de manera más adecuada la...

  9. Criterios para determinar la solidaridad en el pago de acreencias laborales en el trabajo tercerizado

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    Triana Rojas, Juan Andrés; Orozco Giraldo, Samuel Augusto; Rodríguez Rodríguez, César Augusto

    2014-01-01

    Tesis (Programa de Derecho). Universidad de Manizales. Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas, 2014 El presente proyecto tuvo por énfasis la búsqueda de “Criterios para determinar la solidaridad en el pago de acreencias laborales en el Trabajo Tercerizado”, tema de vanguardia por ser la tercerización una de las formas contractuales de mayor prevalencia en el marco de la flexibilización laboral propia del mundo globalizado. La investigación se enmarcó en un paradigma cualitativo, cuyo fundamen...

  10. PROPUESTA METODOLÓGICA PARA UN SISTEMA DE PAGO POR SERVICIOS AMBIENTALES EN EL ESTADO DE MÉXICO

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    Ángeles Alberto Villavicencio

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo propone una metodología para un Sistema de Pago por Servicios Ambientales en el Estado de México, fundamentado en principios de sustentabilidad ambiental, manejo novedoso de recursos naturales y políticas ambientales dirigidas a proteger los ecosistemas y contribuir al crecimiento económico local.

  11. Inbreeding depression in the partially self-incompatible endemic plant species Scalesia affinis (Asteraceae) from Galápagos islands

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    Nielsen, L.R.; Siegismund, Hans Redlef; Hansen, T.

    2007-01-01

    Abstract  A previous study showed that some individuals of the tetraploid Galápagos endemic Scalesia affinis were able to produce offspring after selfing. The present study compares the fitness of self-pollinated offspring with the fitness of cross-pollinated offspring. Germination success, seedl...

  12. Frugivory and seed dispersal in the Galápagos: what is the state of the art?

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    Heleno, Ruben; Blake, Stephen; Jaramillo, Patricia; Traveset, Anna; Vargas, Pablo; Nogales, Manuel

    2011-06-01

    The Galápagos are considered a model oceanic archipelago, with unique flora and fauna currently threatened by alien invasive species. Seed dispersal is an important ecosystem function with consequences for plant population dynamics and vegetation structure. Hence, understanding the seed dispersal abilities of the assemblages of frugivores will inform scientists and managers of the dynamics of plant invasions and improve management planning. Here we provide the first comprehensive review of published information on frugivory and animal seed dispersal in the Galápagos. We collected data from a variety of sources, including notes of the first naturalist expeditions, gray literature available only in Galápagos collections, and peer-reviewed journal articles. Plant-animal frugivorous interactions were retrieved from 43 studies and compiled into an interaction matrix describing 366 unique interactions. Most studies focused on fruit consumption as a driving force for natural selection, but seed fate was seldom considered. Although most (71%) of the interactions involved native plants, more than one-quarter (28%) involved introduced species. Interactions involving birds are considerably more common than those of reptiles and mammals, probably reflecting a research bias towards birds. Despite the historical importance of the archipelago as the laboratory for evolutionary and ecological research, understanding of its seed dispersal systems is limited. We end the review by suggesting 3 priority areas of research on frugivory and seed dispersal in the Galápagos: (i) target research to close knowledge gaps; (ii) the use of a network approach to frame seed dispersal at the community level; and (iii) evaluation of the effect of seed dispersal as a selective pressure acting upon plants and frugivores. Finally, the output of this research has to be properly delivered to the Galápagos National Park Services to help increase management effectiveness.

  13. Imaging magma storage reservoirs beneath Sierra Negra volcano, Galápagos, Ecuador

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    Tepp, G.; Belachew, M.; Ebinger, C. J.; Seats, K.; Ruiz, M. C.; Lawrence, J. F.

    2012-12-01

    Ocean island volcanoes initiate and grow through repeated eruptions and intrusions of primarily basaltic magma that thicken the oceanic crust above melt production zones within the mantle. The movement of oceanic plates over the hot, melt-rich upwellings produces chains of progressively younger basaltic volcanoes, as in the Galapagos Islands. Rates of surface deformation along the chain of 7 active volcanoes in the western Galápagos are some of the most rapid in the world, yet little is known of the subsurface structure of the active volcanic systems. The 16-station SIGNET array deployed between July 2009 and June 2011 provides new insights into the time-averaged structure beneath Sierra Negra, Cerro Azul, and Alcedo volcanoes, and the ocean platform. We use wavespeed tomography to image volcanic island structure, with focus on the magmatic plumbing system beneath Sierra Negra volcano, which has a deep, ~10 km-wide caldera and last erupted in 2005. We compare our results to those of ambient noise tomography. Our 120 x 100 km grid has a variable mesh of 2.5 - 10 km. We have good resolution at depths between 3 and 15 km, with poorer resolution beneath Cerro Azul volcano. Events from Alcedo volcano, which is just outside our array, cause some N-S smearing. Results from wavespeed tomography provide insights into the major island building processes: accretion through extrusive magmatism, magma chamber geometry and depth, radial dike intrusions, and magmatic underplating/sill emplacement. The wide caldera of Sierra Negra is underlain by high velocity (~7 %) material from depths of 5 - 15, and the flanks correspond to low velocity material at all depths. A high velocity zone corresponds to Cerro Azul (~3%). Aligned chains of eruptive centers correlate with elongate high velocity zones, suggesting that radial dikes are the sites of repeated dike intrusions. These chains are preferentially located along ridges linking nearby volcanoes. A comparison of well-resolved zones

  14. The geology and geochemistry of Isla Floreana, Galápagos: A different type of late-stage ocean island volcanism: Chapter 6 in The Galápagos: A natural laboratory for the earth sciences

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    Harpp, Karen S.; Geist, Dennis J.; Koleszar, Alison M.; Christensen, Branden; Lyons, John; Sabga, Melissa; Rollins, Nathan; Harpp, Karen S.; Mittelstaedt, Eric; d'Ozouville, Noémi; Graham, David W

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    Isla Floreana, the southernmost volcano in the Galápagos Archipelago, has erupted a diverse suite of alkaline basalts continually since 1.5 Ma. Because these basalts have different compositions than xenoliths and older lavas from the deep submarine sector of the volcano, Floreana is interpreted as being in a rejuvenescent or late-stage phase of volcanism. Most lavas contain xenoliths, or their disaggregated remains. The xenolithic debris and large ranges in composition, including during single eruptions, indicate that the magmas do not reside in crustal magma chambers, unlike magmas in the western Galápagos. Floreana lavas have distinctive trace element compositions that are rich in fluid-immobile elements (e.g., Ta, Nb, Th, Zr) and even richer in fluid-mobile elements (e.g., Ba, Sr, Pb). Rare earth element (REE) patterns are light REE-enriched and distinctively concave-up. Neodymium isotopic ratios are comparable to those from Fernandina, at the core of the Galápagos plume, but Floreana has the most radiogenic Sr and Pb isotopic ratios in the archipelago. These trace element patterns and isotopic ratios are attributed to a mixed source originating within the Galápagos plume, which includes depleted upper mantle, plume material rich in TITAN elements (Ti, Ta, Nb), and recycled oceanic crust that has undergone partial dehydration in an ancient subduction zone. Because Floreana lies at the periphery of the Galápagos plume, melting occurs mostly in the spinel zone, and enriched components dominate; the Floreana recycled mantle component influence is detectable in volcanoes along the entire southern periphery of the archipelago as well. Floreana is the only Galápagos volcano known to have undergone late-stage volcanism. Here, however, the secondary stage activity is more compositionally enriched than the shield-building phase, in contrast to what is observed in Hawai‘i, suggesting that the mechanism driving late-stage volcanism may vary among ocean island

  15. Invaders of pollination networks in the Galápagos Islands: emergence of novel communities

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    Travset, A.; Heleno, R.; Chamorro, S.

    2013-01-01

    The unique biodiversity of most oceanic archipelagos is currently threatened by the introduction of alien species that can displace native biota, disrupt native ecological interactions, and profoundly affect community structure and stability. We investigated the threat of aliens on pollination...... networks in the species-rich lowlands of five Gala´pagos Islands. Twenty per cent of all species (60 plants and 220 pollinators) in the pooled network were aliens, being involved in 38 per cent of the interactions. Most aliens were insects, especially dipterans (36%), hymenopterans (30%) and lepidopterans...... (14%). These alien insects had more links than either endemic pollinators or non-endemic natives, some even acting as island hubs. Aliens linked mostly to generalized species, increasing nestedness and thus network stability. Moreover, they infiltrated all seven connected modules (determined...

  16. Efecto del género en el cumplimiento del pago de impuestos

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    Laura Sour

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Mediante la utilización de evidencia experimental, en este artículo se estudia el efecto del género en el cumplimiento del pago de impuestos, aspecto a menudo ignorado en la evaluación de la incidencia fiscal debido a las dificultades relacionadas con la medición de este comportamiento. Los resultados muestran que al controlar por factores económicos y demográficos, el cumplimiento tributario es mayor en las mujeres que en los hombres. Los resultados del análisis evidencian la necesidad de incluir una perspectiva de género en el diseño de las recomendaciones sobre política fiscal, especialmente en las cuestiones que más afectan a las asalariadas.

  17. Ecological correlates of microfilariae prevalence in endangered Galápagos birds.

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    Siers, Shane; Merkel, Jane; Bataille, Arnaud; Vargas, F H; Parker, P G

    2010-04-01

    This study assesses the ecological factors associated with microfilariae prevalence in wild populations of endangered flightless cormorants (Phalacrocorax harrisi) and Galápagos penguins (Spheniscus mendiculus). Prevalence values were tested for correlation with a large number of environmental variables, as modeled from weather station data and measured by satellite-borne sensors. Predictions were made based on the expected effects of climatic and landscape variables on sustained populations of arthropod vectors required for transmission of microfilariae. In general, findings were consistent with predictions in both cormorants and penguins; prevalence correlated positively with temperature, precipitation, and vegetation density, and negatively with measures of environmental variability. Resulting correlates were used to derive predictive distributions of prevalence values in cormorants throughout the archipelago. Evidence is presented implicating the mosquito Aedes taeniorhynchus as a likely vector. Knowledge of environmental variables that predict risk of disease transmission by arthropod vectors may be useful in control measures should novel pathogens be introduced to the ecosystem.

  18. FALLAS DEL MERCADO Y CAPACIDAD DE PAGO: UNA PROPUESTA PARA LOS SERVICIOS DE ACUEDUCTO Y ALCANTARILLADO

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    Luis Eduardo Amador Cabra

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Los estudios realizados en el país sobre la asignación de subsidios utilizando la estratificación como instrumento de política pública se han enfocado en estudiar si la estratificación permite reflejar el diferencial de ingresos de los hogares. Bajo este contexto, para que el modelo de subsidios establecido en la ley 142 de 1994 resulte más equitativo, es necesario que se introduzca la estructura de ingresosy gastos de las familias, puesto que el pago de los servicios públicos participa en una proporción significativa dentro del gasto de los hogares.

  19. Riesgo operacional en el proceso de pago del Procampo. Un enfoque bayesiano

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    José Francisco Martínez Sánchez

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo identifica y cuantifica, a través de un modelo de red bayesiana (RB, los diversos factores de riesgo operacional (RO asociados al proceso de pago del Programa de Apoyos Directos al Campo (Procampo. El modelo de RB es calibrado con datos de eventos que se presentaron durante el periodo 2008-2011. A diferencia de los métodos clásicos, la calibración del modelo de RB incluye fuentes de información tanto objetivas como subjetivas, lo cual permite capturar de manera más adecuada la interrelación (causa-efecto entre los diferentes factores de riesgo operativo.

  20. Lineage identification and genealogical relationships among captive Galápagos tortoises.

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    Benavides, Edgar; Russello, Michael; Boyer, Donal; Wiese, Robert J; Kajdacsi, Brittney; Marquez, Lady; Garrick, Ryan; Caccone, Adalgisa

    2012-01-01

    Genetic tools have become a critical complement to traditional approaches for meeting short- and long-term goals of ex situ conservation programs. The San Diego Zoo (SDZ) harbors a collection of wild-born and captive-born Galápagos giant tortoises (n = 22) of uncertain species designation and unknown genealogical relationships. Here, we used mitochondrial DNA haplotypic data and nuclear microsatellite genotypic data to identify the evolutionary lineage of wild-born and captive-born tortoises of unknown ancestry, to infer levels of relatedness among founders and captive-born tortoises, and assess putative pedigree relationships assigned by the SDZ studbook. Assignment tests revealed that 12 wild-born and five captive-born tortoises represent five different species from Isabela Island and one species from Santa Cruz Island, only five of which were consistent with current studbook designations. Three wild-born and one captive-born tortoise were of mixed ancestry. In addition, kinship analyses revealed two significant first-order relationship pairs between wild-born and captive-born tortoises, four second-order relationships (half-sibling) between wild-born and captive tortoises (full-sibs or parent-offspring), and one second-order relationship between two captive-born tortoises. Of particular note, we also reconstructed a first-order relationship between two wild-born individuals, violating the founder assumption. Overall, our results contribute to a worldwide effort in identifying genetically important Galápagos tortoises currently in captivity while revealing closely related founders, reconstructing genealogical relationships, and providing detailed management recommendations for the SDZ tortoises.

  1. Estado del arte para el sistema de pago electrónico para el sistema integrado de transporte

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    El presente documento pretende mostrar el estado del arte de los sistemas inteligentes de pago en transporte público. Las plataformas informáticas (TICs) utilizadas en los sistemas de transporte más avanzados no solo sirven para fundamentar el pago sino que van más allá enriqueciendo el conocimiento del sistema y aumentando así el potencial de eficiencia en la gestión estratégica y táctica, y de paso permiten ajustar las políticas de tarificación. La investigación se nutre de artículos cientí...

  2. Vulnerabilidad de la balanza de pagos colombiana en la perspectiva resumen de la deuda pública

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    Juan Pablo Radziunas Pulido

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Producto de una indagación acerca de la vulnerabilidad de la balanza de pagos colombiana referida al problema de la deuda externa desde fines de la década pasada, a la luz de algunos indicadores de vulnerabilidad y dos ejercicios referidos a la sostenibilidad y la solvencia intertemporal. La evidencia empírica para Colombia sugiere inicialmente que no existe vulnerabilidad externa y la balanza de pagos presenta indicios de sostenibilidad tanto en el corto como en el largo plazo. Sin embargo, las elevadas tasas de interés real de la deuda externa requieren un mayor superávit de la balanza comercial, lo que implica un mayor esfuerzo exportador a lo que debe agregarse como condición necesaria, que el crecimiento que actualmente se experimenta sea sostenible.

  3. Seismicity patterns during a period of inflation at Sierra Negra volcano, Galápagos Ocean Island Chain

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    Davidge, Lindsey; Ebinger, Cynthia; Ruiz, Mario; Tepp, Gabrielle; Amelung, Falk; Geist, Dennis; Coté, Dustin; Anzieta, Juan

    2017-03-01

    Basaltic shield volcanoes of the western Galápagos islands are among the most rapidly deforming volcanoes worldwide, but little was known of the internal structure and brittle deformation processes accompanying inflation and deflation cycles. A 15-station broadband seismic array was deployed on and surrounding Sierra Negra volcano, Galápagos from July 2009 through June 2011 to characterize seismic strain patterns during an inter-eruption inflation period and to evaluate single and layered magma chamber models for ocean island volcanoes. We compare precise earthquake locations determined from a 3D velocity model and from a double difference cluster method. Using first-motion of P-arrivals, we determine focal mechanisms for 8 of the largest earthquakes (ML ≤ 1.5) located within the array. Most of the 2382 earthquakes detected by the array occurred beneath the broad (∼9 km-wide) Sierra Negra caldera, at depths from surface to about 8 km below sea level. Although outside our array, frequent and larger magnitude (ML ≤ 3.4) earthquakes occurred at Alcedo and Fernandina volcano, and in a spatial cluster beneath the shallow marine platform between Fernandina and Sierra Negra volcanoes. The time-space relations and focal mechanism solutions from a 4-day long period of intense seismicity June 4-9, 2010 along the southeastern flank of Sierra Negra suggests that the upward-migrating earthquake swarm occurred during a small volume intrusion at depths 5-8 km subsurface, but there was no detectable signal in InSAR data to further constrain geometry and volume. Focal mechanisms of earthquakes beneath the steep intra-caldera faults and along the ring fault system are reverse and strike-slip. These new seismicity data integrated with tomographic, geodetic, and petrological models indicate a stratified magmatic plumbing system: a shallow sill beneath the large caldera that is supplied by magma from a large volume deeper feeding system. The large amplitude inter

  4. Recycled crust in the Galápagos Plume source at 70 Ma: Implications for plume evolution

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    Trela, Jarek; Vidito, Christopher; Gazel, Esteban; Herzberg, Claude; Class, Cornelia; Whalen, William; Jicha, Brian; Bizimis, Michael; Alvarado, Guillermo E.

    2015-09-01

    Galápagos plume-related lavas in the accreted terranes of the Caribbean and along the west coast of Costa Rica and Panama provide evidence on the evolution of the Galápagos mantle plume, specifically its mantle temperature, size and composition of heterogeneities, and dynamics. Here we provide new 40Ar/39Ar ages, major and trace element data, Sr-Nd-Pb isotopic compositions, and high-precision olivine analyses for samples from the Quepos terrane (Costa Rica) to closely examine the transitional phase of the Galápagos Plume from Large Igneous Province (LIP) to ocean island basalt (OIB) forming stages. The new ages indicate that the record of Quepos volcanism began at 70 Ma and persisted for 10 Ma. Petrological evidence suggests that the maximum mantle potential temperature (Tp) of the plume changed from ∼1650° to ∼1550 °C between 90-70 Ma. This change correlates with a dominant pyroxenite component in the Galapagos source as indicated by high Ni and Fe/Mn and low Ca olivines relative to those that crystallized in normal peridotite derived melts. The decrease in Tp also correlates with an increase in high-field strength element enrichments, e.g., Nb/Nb*, of the erupted lavas. Radiogenic isotope ratios (Nd-Pb) suggest that the Quepos terrane samples have intermediate (Central Domain) radiogenic signatures. The Galápagos plume at 70 Ma represents elevated pyroxenite melt productivity relative to peridotite in a cooling lithologically heterogeneous mantle.

  5. Tracing early stages of species differentiation: Ecological, morphological and genetic divergence of Galápagos sea lion populations

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    Brunner Sylvia

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Oceans are high gene flow environments that are traditionally believed to hamper the build-up of genetic divergence. Despite this, divergence appears to occur occasionally at surprisingly small scales. The Galápagos archipelago provides an ideal opportunity to examine the evolutionary processes of local divergence in an isolated marine environment. Galápagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki are top predators in this unique setting and have an essentially unlimited dispersal capacity across the entire species range. In theory, this should oppose any genetic differentiation. Results We find significant ecological, morphological and genetic divergence between the western colonies and colonies from the central region of the archipelago that are exposed to different ecological conditions. Stable isotope analyses indicate that western animals use different food sources than those from the central area. This is likely due to niche partitioning with the second Galápagos eared seal species, the Galápagos fur seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis that exclusively dwells in the west. Stable isotope patterns correlate with significant differences in foraging-related skull morphology. Analyses of mitochondrial sequences as well as microsatellites reveal signs of initial genetic differentiation. Conclusion Our results suggest a key role of intra- as well as inter-specific niche segregation in the evolution of genetic structure among populations of a highly mobile species under conditions of free movement. Given the monophyletic arrival of the sea lions on the archipelago, our study challenges the view that geographical barriers are strictly needed for the build-up of genetic divergence. The study further raises the interesting prospect that in social, colonially breeding mammals additional forces, such as social structure or feeding traditions, might bear on the genetic partitioning of populations.

  6. A new model for the growth of basaltic shields based on deformation of Fernandina volcano, Galápagos Islands

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    Bagnardi, Marco; Amelung, Falk; Poland, Michael P.

    2013-01-01

    Space-geodetic measurements of surface deformation produced by the most recent eruptions at Fernandina – the most frequently erupting volcano in the Galápagos Archipelago – reveal that all have initiated with the intrusion of subhorizontal sills from a shallow magma reservoir. This includes eruptions from fissures that are oriented both radially and circumferentially with respect to the summit caldera. A Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image acquired 1–2 h before the start of a radial fissure eruption in 2009 captures one of these sills in the midst of its propagation toward the surface. Galápagos eruptive fissures of all orientations have previously been presumed to be fed by vertical dikes, and this assumption has guided models of the origin of the eruptive fissure geometry and overall development of the volcanoes. Our findings allow us to reinterpret the internal structure and evolution of Galápagos volcanoes and of similar basaltic shields. Furthermore, we note that stress changes generated by the emplacement of subhorizontal sills feeding one type of eruption may control the geometry of subsequent eruptive fissures. Specifically, circumferential fissures tend to open within areas uplifted by sill intrusions that initiated previous radial fissure eruptions. This mechanism provides a possible explanation for the pattern of eruptive fissures that characterizes all the western Galápagos volcanoes, as well as the alternation between radial and circumferential fissure eruptions at Fernandina. The same model suggests that the next eruption of Fernandina will be from a circumferential fissure in the area uplifted by the 2009 sill intrusion, just southwest of the caldera rim.

  7. SISTEMAS REGIONALES DE PAGO. Una perspectiva comparativa sobre Europa y el mundo en vías de desarrollo

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    Barbara Fritz

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El “no sistema” financiero mundial vigente se caracteriza por la inestabilidad. A falta de soluciones globales, ha surgido una serie de convenios regionales de cooperación monetaria para hacer frente a esta inestabilidad. Este artículo se centra en sistemas regionales de pagos como primer paso de cooperación monetaria regional. A fin de evaluar sus posibles contribuciones para lograr una mayor estabilidad macroeconómica de los países miembros, desarrollamos una tipología de los sistemas de pagos y comparamos de manera sistemática iniciativas históricas y actuales de Europa, Asia y América Latina, utilizando como referencia el Plan Keynes original. Mostramos que los sistemas regionales de pagos implican efectos benéficos en la medida en que reducen los costos de transacción del comercio intrarregional y crean incentivos para una mayor cooperación macroeconómica. Sin embargo, su contribución a la estabilización macroeconómica depende del diseño específico de cada acuerdo regional.

  8. Microrefugia and species persistence in the Galápagos highlands: a 26,000-year paleoecological perspective.

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    Collins, Aaron F; Bush, Mark B; Sachs, Julian P

    2013-01-01

    The Galápagos Islands are known to have experienced significant drought during the Quaternary. The loss of mesophytic upland habitats has been suggested to underlie the relatively lower endemism of upland compared with lowland plant assemblages. A fossil pollen record spanning the last 26,000 years from an upland bog on Santa Cruz Island, revealed the persistent presence of highland pollen and spore types during the last glacial maximum and a millennial-scale series of droughts in the mid Holocene. The absence of lowland taxa and presence of mesic taxa led to the conclusion that the highland flora of the Galápagos persisted during both these periods. The resiliency of the highland flora of the Galápagos to long-term drought contradicts an earlier hypothesis that an extinction of highland taxa occurred during the last glacial maximum and that rapid Holocene speciation created the modern plant assemblage within the last 10,000 years. Based on the palynological data, we suggest that, even during the height of glacial and Holocene droughts, cool sea-surface temperatures and strong trade-wind activity would have promoted persistent ground level cloudiness that provided the necessary moisture inputs to maintain microrefugia for mesophytic plants. Although moist conditions were maintained, the lack of precipitation caused the loss of open water habitat during such events, and accounts for the known extinctions of species such as Azolla sp., and Elatine sp., while other moisture dependent taxa, i.e., Cyathea weatherbyana, persisted.

  9. Chronic lack of breeding by Galápagos Blue-footed Boobies and associated population decline

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    David Anchundia

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available A survey of Blue-footed Boobies (Sula nebouxii excisa throughout the taxon's range in Galápagos, Ecuador found ~6400 adults, compared to a rough estimate of 20,000 in the 1960s. Few pairs bred in 2011-2013 and almost no birds in juvenile plumage were seen. Long-term data suggest that poor breeding began in 1998. Lack of recruitment over this period would mean that the current population is mostly elderly and experiencing senescent decline in performance. Anthropogenic effects such as introduced predators are unlikely to explain this decline because islands with and without such factors exhibited the same low breeding. The poor reproduction seems to be linked to diet. Previous work indicated that sardine and herring (Clupeidae supported successful breeding, but these fish were mostly absent from the diet during this study, except in the central part of Galápagos, where most breeding attempts during this study occurred. Elsewhere in the eastern Pacific sardine abundance has decreased dramatically by natural processes in the last 15 years, as part of a well-documented and apparently natural cycle. This cyclic change in abundance provides a possible explanation for the recent demographic changes in Blue-footed Boobies in Galápagos. Whether natural or anthropogenic in origin, the implications of senescent decline in breeding ability and survival are dramatic for this genetically distinct icon of biodiversity and ecotourism.

  10. Nature’s Eden? The Production and Effects of ‘Pristine’ Nature in the Galápagos Islands

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    Hennessy Elizabeth

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    Full Text Available Best known for inspiring Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, the Galápagos Islands are often referred to as an “evolutionary Eden” and celebrated as one of the world’s few remaining bastions of “pristine” nature. However, recent concerns of a crisis of over-development prompted UNESCO to put the Galápagos on its list of World Heritage Sites “In Danger.” In this paper, we interrogate the conception of pristine nature which undergirds the recent crisis discourse and argue that such understandings of nature are not in fact natural, but are social productions that reflect particular ways of understanding island space. We then explore the material and political effects of understandings of “pristine” nature by showing how they work to structure the tourism industry and investment in public infrastructure in ways that have created social inequalities as well as negative environmental impacts. We then briefly discuss measures taken so far to address the crisis situation, arguing that they would benefit from critical attention to the complexity of social-environmental relations in the Galápagos and a re-thinking of the nature of the islands.

  11. Implicancias territoriales de los esquemas de pago por servicios ambientales (PSA en cuencas norandinas

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    Ricardo Castro-Díaz

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    Full Text Available Tras la promoción del desarrollo sostenible, la pugna por la conservación de los espacios naturales o semi-intervenidos ha buscado programas que integren el crecimiento económico, los flujos ecosistémicos y el mejoramiento de las condiciones socioeconómicas de comunidades locales. Ante esto, las naciones latinoamericanas han creado marcos políticos de pago por servicios ambientales (PSA; empero, existe un vacío empírico en las implicaciones territoriales que tienen estos programas en determinados sistemas socioecológicos históricamente funcionales para el campesinado. Este artículo identifica los “supuestos” que fomentan los programas PSA en América Latina y analiza teóricamente las implicancias territoriales del cambio de uso del suelo sobre la titulación de tierras, el poder y el equilibrio, las estructuras comunitarias, la exclusión e inequidad social, la resignificación de los elementos territoriales y la lógica del nuevo mercado.

  12. Efecto de actividades turísticas sobre el comportamiento de fauna representativa de las Islas Galápagos, Ecuador

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    González-Pérez,Fernanda; Cubero-Pardo, Priscilla

    2010-01-01

    Fueron consideradas clave para actividades turísticas en 16 sitios de las Islas Galápagos: la raya sartén marmoleada (Taeniura meyeri), raya águila (Aetobatus narinari), tiburón de aleta blanca (Triaenodon obesus), tortuga verde (Chelonia mydas), cormorán no volador (Phalacrocorax harrisi) y lobo marino de Galápagos (Zalophus califórnianus), con el objetivo de analizar reacciones a corto plazo ante actividades de buceo apnea o "snorkeling", buceo autónomo o "scuba", paseos en bote o "panga-ri...

  13. Población, sociedad y economía en la campaña rioplatense el pago de la costa en el siglo XVIII

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    Olivero Guidobono, Sandra Fabiana

    2004-01-01

    Estudio de historia de la población de un pago rural, lindero con la ciudad de Buenos Aires, productor cerealero en el temprano Siglo XVIII. A través del análisis de padrones de población, listas nominativas, libros parroquiales, testamentos, dotes y proc Estudio de historia de la población de un pago rural, lindero con la ciudad de Buenos Aires, productor cerealero en el temprano Siglo XVIII. A través del análisis de padrones de población, listas nominativas, libros parroquiales, testamen...

  14. Pronto pago laboral : Rol del síndico concursal y análisis de las reformas introducidas por la ley 26.684/11

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    Analizar las principales reformas introducidas por la ley 26.684 del año 2011 a la ley de concursos y quiebras con relación al pronto pago e identificar cuáles son las nuevas obligaciones que la nueva legislación impone al contador público que actúa como síndico ante un concurso preventivo o una quiebra. • Identificar los principales artículos de la legislación actual en materia de pronto pago que hayan sufrido modificaciones en la última reforma. • Identificar las nuevas ...

  15. Galápagos and Californian sea lions are separate species: Genetic analysis of the genus Zalophus and its implications for conservation management

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    Wolf Jochen BW

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Accurate formal taxonomic designations are thought to be of critical importance for the conservation of endangered taxa. The Galápagos sea lion (GSL, being appreciated as a key element of the Galápagos marine ecosystem, has lately been listed as 'vulnerable' by the IUCN. To date there is, however, hardly any scientific evidence, whether it constitutes a separate entity from its abundant Californian neighbour (CSL. In this paper, we delineate the taxonomic relationships within the genus Zalophus being comprised of the Galápagos sea lion, the Californian sea lion and the already extinct Japanese sea lion (JSL. Results Using a set of different phylogenetic reconstruction approaches, we find support for monophyly of all three taxa without evidence of reticulation events. Molecular clock estimates place time to common ancestry of the Galápagos sea lion and the Californian sea lion at about 2.3 ± 0.5 mya. Genetic separation is further suggested by diagnostic SNPs in the mitochondrial and nuclear genome. Microsatellite markers confirm this trend, showing numerous private alleles at most of the 25 investigated loci. Microsatellite-based estimates of genetic differentiation between the Galápagos sea lion and the Californian sea lion indicate significant genetic differentiation. Gene diversity is 14% lower in the Galápagos sea lion than in the Californian sea lion, but there is no evidence for recent bottleneck events in the Galápagos sea lion. Conclusion Based on molecular evidence we build a case for classifying the Galápagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki, the Californian sea lion (Zalophus californianus and the Japanese sea lion (Zalophus japonicus as true species. As morphological characters do not necessarily fully reflect the rapid divergence on the molecular level, the study can be considered as a test case for deriving species status from molecular evidence. We further use the results to discuss the role of genetics in

  16. Distribution of Thelastomatoid Nematodes (Nematoda: Oxyurida) in Endemic and Introduced Cockroaches on the Galápagos Island Archipelago, Ecuador.

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    Sinnott, Devinn; Carreno, Ramon A; Herrera, Henri

    2015-08-01

    The thelastomatoid pinworm fauna (Nematoda: Oxyurida: Thelastomatoidea) was surveyed in 3 endemic species and 6 introduced species of cockroach hosts (Insecta: Blattaria) in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. A total of 658 host specimens were examined from preserved collections that had been collected between 1966 and 2003 from 7 islands in the archipelago. Eight species of pinworms were identified from these cockroach hosts, including the dominant species Cephalobellus ovumglutinosus and a Severianoia sp. as well as Leidynema appendiculata, Hammerschmidtiella diesingi, an unidentified Cephalobellus species resembling Cephalobellus magalhaesi, an unidentified Protrellus species closely resembling Protrellus shamimi, and an undescribed Blattophila sp. Five new host records are identified for C. ovumglutinosus including the endemic Galápagos cockroaches Chorisoneura carpenteri, Ischnoptera snodgrassii, and Ischnoptera santacruzensis. These endemics were also infected with an undescribed Blatticola sp. Other species recorded resemble known pinworms from other hosts around the world. Prevalence between islands and between host species was variable, but total prevalence for individual pinworm species was consistently low (<10%). A single host specimen examined was infected with more than 1 pinworm species; otherwise only a single species was observed in each infected host. At least 1 introduced pinworm species carried to the islands via invasive cockroach hosts was present in endemic host species, but several globally widespread introduced pinworm species were absent from endemic cockroaches. Santa Cruz was inhabited by the greatest number of pinworm species, likely due to a higher rate of invasive host introduction. This survey, the first from this region, showed that the distribution and transmission of pinworms in the Galápagos Islands is complex and may provide future models of invertebrate dispersal and speciation in an ecosystem already rich with examples of

  17. Microrefugia and species persistence in the Galápagos highlands: A 26,000-year paleoecological perspective.

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    Aaron F Collins

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The Galápagos Islands are known to have experienced significant drought during the Quaternary. The loss of mesophytic upland habitats has been suggested to underlie the relatively lower endemism of upland compared with lowland plant assemblages. A fossil pollen record spanning the last 26,000 years from an upland bog on Santa Cruz Island, revealed the persistent presence of highland pollen and spore types during the last glacial maximum and a millennial-scale series of droughts in the mid Holocene. The absence of lowland taxa and presence of mesic taxa led to the conclusion that the highland flora of the Galápagos persisted during both these periods. The resiliency of the highland flora of the Galápagos to long-term drought contradicts an earlier hypothesis that an extinction of highland taxa occurred during the last glacial maximum and that rapid Holocene speciation created the modern plant assemblage within the last 10,000 years. Based on the palynological data, we suggest that, even during the height of glacial and Holocene droughts, cool sea-surface temperatures and strong trade-wind activity would have promoted persistent ground level cloudiness that provided the necessary moisture inputs to maintain microrefugia for mesophytic plants. Although moist conditions were maintained, the lack of precipitation caused the loss of open water habitat during such events, and accounts for the known extinctions of species such as Azolla sp., and Elatine sp., while other moisture dependent taxa, i.e. Cyathea weatherbyana, persisted.

  18. La unidad de pago por capitación del sistema de seguridad social en salud, 1996-2005

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    Mejía Mejía, Aurelio

    2005-01-01

    La unidad de pago por capitación –UPC– corresponde a la prima del seguro en el sistema de seguridad social en salud de Colombia. Con este monto, complementado en ciertos casos con las cuotas moderadoras y los copagos de los afiliados, se busca garantizar el acceso a los servicios del plan obligatorio de salud –POS–, por lo que su definición por el organismo regulador debería ajustarse, en teoría, a los costos del plan.

  19. Definición de mecanismos de pago en esquema PPS aplicado a hospitales públicos

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    Deloitte

    2010-01-01

    Esta presentación se expuso durante el Tercer Encuentro Técnico sobre la Estructuración de Proyectos de Asociación Público-Privada, llevado a cabo en Mérida, Yucatán, México, el 20, 21 y 22 de enero de 2010. El objetivo de esta presentación es analizar las alianzas público-privadas en el sector hospitalario, tocando puntos cruciales como la transferencia de riesgos, los mecanismos de pago, posibles innovaciones a considerar, entre otros temas relevantes. Asimismo, se menciona un ejemplo en On...

  20. LA EXCEPCIÓN EN EL JUICIO DE AMPARO PARA EL PAGO DE PENSIÓN ALIMENTICIA

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    La temática que pretende resolver en este ensayo consiste en prever una excepción a lo dispuesto en las fracciones VIII y IX del artículo 129 de la ley de amparo, a través de un caso hipotético por cuanto hace al pago de alimentos, partiendo de la realización de una ponderación de los derechos entre dos menores y por tanto atender a las circunstancias del caso en concreto señalar cuál es que debe prevalecer.

  1. New littoral mite species (Acari, Oribatida, Fortuyniidae) from the Galápagos archipelago, with ecological and zoogeographical considerations.

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    Pfingstl, Tobias; Schatz, Heinrich

    2017-03-17

    Two species of Fortuyniidae, found on the Galápagos Islands (Ecuador) are described and illustrated based on the adult and juvenile instars. Alismobates galapagoensis sp. nov. was found on six islands of the archipelago, in littoral and supralittoral habitats. It is morphologically similar to A. inexpectatus Pfingstl & Schuster, 2012 from Bermuda, but differs from that species and all other known congeners by a prominent cuticular ridge on epimeron III among other unique character combinations. Litoribates caelestis gen. and sp. nov. was found on the islands Santa Cruz and Bartolomé in the littoral zone under Maytenus and mangroves. Notes on distribution and ecological preferences of both species are included.

  2. LA EXCEPCIÓN EN EL JUICIO DE AMPARO PARA EL PAGO DE PENSIÓN ALIMENTICIA

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    Ubaldo Marquez Roa

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available La temática que pretende resolver en este ensayo consiste en prever una excepción a lo dispuesto en las fracciones VIII y IX del artículo 129 de la ley de amparo, a través de un caso hipotético por cuanto hace al pago de alimentos, partiendo de la realización de una ponderación de los derechos entre dos menores y por tanto atender a las circunstancias del caso en concreto señalar cuál es que debe prevalecer.

  3. Avian Pox Discovered in the Critically Endangered Waved Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata) from the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.

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    Tompkins, Emily M; Anderson, David J; Pabilonia, Kristy L; Huyvaert, Kathryn P

    2017-07-17

    The Waved Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata) is a critically endangered seabird in a rapidly shrinking population in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. The introduction of novel pathogens and parasites poses a threat to population persistence. Monitoring disease prevalence and guarding against the spread of such agents in endemic taxa are conservation priorities for the Galápagos, where recent increases in the prevalence of avian pox may have contributed to population declines and range contractions in other bird species. During November 2013-January 2014, we identified 14 Waved Albatross nestlings at our study site on Española Island with avian pox-like lesions and clinical signs. Other seabirds, landbirds, and adult Waved Albatrosses were apparently unaffected. Histopathology of tissue samples from five infected nestlings revealed inclusion bodies in all samples, consistent with avipoxvirus infection. We documented higher mortality (6 of 14 nestlings) in affected nestlings than in unaffected young in this small outbreak of avian pox, the first report of its kind in the world's only tropical albatross.

  4. Male reproductive success and its behavioural correlates in a polygynous mammal, the Galápagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki).

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    Pörschmann, Ulrich; Trillmich, Fritz; Mueller, Birte; Wolf, Jochen B W

    2010-06-01

    Sexual selection theory predicts competitive males and choosy females. Nevertheless, since molecular marker-based studies, paternity outside the expected mating patterns has increasingly been described. Even in highly polygynous systems, where paternity is expected to be strongly skewed towards large, dominant males, alternative mating tactics have been suggested. We examined reproductive success in the polygynous Galápagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki). Semiaquatic territoriality allows females to move freely and may lower the degree of polygyny otherwise suggested by both territorial behaviour and strong sexual dimorphism. We assigned paternities with 22 microsatellites and analysed how male reproductive success was related to size, dominance status, intra-sexual agonistic behaviour, proximity to females, and attendance in the colony. Male behaviour was consistent across two seasons for all parameters under consideration. Attendance was by far the most important determinant of paternal success. Skew in reproductive success towards large, dominant males was weak and dominance status played no role. This appears to be caused by an extremely long reproductive season lasting five or more months, making it difficult for any male to monopolize receptive females. Females seem to choose displaying males that were present in the colony for a long time rather than dominance per se. Sexual dimorphism in Galápagos sea lions may thus be more influenced by selection for fasting than fighting ability. Our data provide further evidence for alternative mating tactics, as several males gained relatively high reproductive success despite short attendance and hardly any involvement in agonistic interactions.

  5. Literatura, ciencia y evolución: análisis de una experiencia educativa en Galápagos

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    Nicolás Cuvi

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se analiza una experiencia de divulgación y enseñanza de la teoría de la evolución realizada con estudiantes de ciencias naturales y literatura, en el archipiélago de Galápagos, mediante el uso del libro de ciencia en ficción titulado El misterioso reloj de Darwin (Cuvi, 2010. Se sostiene que la estrategia adoptada, la ciencia en ficción situada en contexto, es pertinente para la educación formal y no formal de adolescentes en temas como la teoría de la evolución, ecología, historia natural, geografía y conservación, necesarios para la sostenibilidad en un ámbito isleño y vulnerable como Galápagos. Se argumenta que el mestizaje del conocimiento, la construcción de una Tercera Cultura, la comprensión del mundo desde las simetrías, es materializada mediante la ciencia en ficción. Con esto no solo se construyen sociedades mejor conocedoras de su entorno y del funcionamiento de los sistemas de soporte de la vida, sino mejor alfabetizadas en los sentidos literario, científico y ecológico.

  6. Impacto de la digitalización en la televisión de pago en España 

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    M Medina

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. El mercado audiovisual se ha transformado radicalmente en los últimos treinta años, y especialmente tras la implementación de la televisión digital terrestre en Europa. Nuevos competidores están ofreciendo contenidos de pago y ahora operadores tradicionales de televisión en abierto también compiten con ofertas de pago. Metodología. Ante estas amenazas, nos preguntamos por el futuro de la televisión de pago y qué estrategia deberán seguir las compañías actuales. Para investigarlo, analizaremos las ofertas actuales bajo tres aspectos: el modelo de negocio basado en las fuentes de ingresos y la oferta, los clientes y los competidores. Conclusiones. Después de analizar los datos, concluimos que a pesar de las amenazas, la televisión de pago será el motor del cambio, y que los deseos de pagar por ver televisión aumentarán, siempre y cuando se tenga acceso a contenidos populares en exclusiva.

  7. Pago por servicios ambientales hidrológicos: caso de estudio Parque Nacional del Nevado de Toluca, México

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    Edgar Brunett

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El potencial hídrico que representa el Parque Nacional Nevado de Toluca se ha visto disminuido por numerosos impactos antrópicos, lo que exige crear estrategias para su conservación. Este estudio tiene como objetivo estimar la disposición a pagar haciendo una encuesta en una muestra de usuarios del Valle de Toluca en el marco de un programa de Pago por Servicios Ambientales Hidrológicos. Los resultados muestran que los usuarios dispuestos a pagar rebasan el 50%, con cantidades que oscilan entre 30 y 80 pesos mensuales, sin embargo hay un sector de los encuestados que no estarían dispuestos a contribuir, pero realizarían acciones enfocadas al cuidado del medio ambiente.

  8. Tropical Pacific climate variability over the last 6000 years as recorded in Bainbridge Crater Lake, Galápagos

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    Thompson, Diane M.; Conroy, Jessica L.; Collins, Aaron; Hlohowskyj, Stephan R.; Overpeck, Jonathan T.; Riedinger-Whitmore, Melanie; Cole, Julia E.; Bush, Mark B.; Whitney, H.; Corley, Timothy L.; Kannan, Miriam Steinitz

    2017-08-01

    Finely laminated sediments within Bainbridge Crater Lake, Galápagos, provide a record of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events over the Holocene. Despite the importance of this sediment record, hypotheses for how climate variability is preserved in the lake sediments have not been tested. Here we present results of long-term monitoring of the local climate and limnology and a revised interpretation of the sediment record. Brown-green, organic-rich, siliciclastic laminae reflect warm, wet conditions typical of El Niño events, whereas carbonate and gypsum precipitate during cool, dry La Niña events and persistent dry periods, respectively. Applying this new interpretation, we find that ENSO events of both phases were generally less frequent during the mid-Holocene ( 6100-4000 calendar years B.P.) relative to the last 1500 calendar years. Abundant carbonate laminations between 3500 and 3000 calendar years B.P. imply that conditions in the Galápagos region were cool and dry during this period when the tropical Pacific E-W sea surface temperature (SST) gradient likely strengthened. The frequency of El Niño and La Niña events then intensified dramatically around 1750-2000 calendar years B.P., consistent with a weaker SST gradient and an increased frequency of ENSO events in other regional records. This strong interannual variability persisted until 700 calendar years B.P., when ENSO-related variability at the lake decreased as the SST gradient strengthened. Persistent, dry conditions then dominated between 300 and 50 calendar years B.P. (A.D. 1650-1900, ± 100 years), whereas wetter conditions and frequent El Niño events dominated in the most recent century.

  9. Marginal coral populations: the densest known aggregation of Pocillopora in the Galápagos Archipelago is of asexual origin

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    Iliana B Baums

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Coral populations at distributional margins frequently experience suboptimal and variable conditions. Recurrent El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO warming events have caused extensive mortality of reef-building corals in the Eastern Pacific, and particularly impacted branching pocilloporid corals in the Galápagos Islands. Pocillopora spp. were previously more common and formed incipient reefs at several locations in the Archipelago but now occur as scattered colonies. Here, we report an unusually concentrated aggregation of colonies and evaluate their current genetic diversity. In particular we focus on a large population of 1614 live Pocillopora colonies found in a volcanic lagoon along the southern shore of Isabela Island. Forty seven colonies were sampled, primarily using a spatially explicit sampling design, and all colonies belonged to Pocillopora mitochondrial open reading frame lineage type 3a. Typing of additional Pocillopora samples (n = 40 from three other islands indicated that this stand is the only known representative of type 3a in the Galápagos Islands. The Isabela Pocillopora type 3a colonies harbored Symbiodinium ITS-2 clade C1d. Multilocus genotyping (n = 6 microsatellites capable of resolving individual clones indicated that this stand is monogenotypic and thus the high density of colonies is a result of asexual reproduction, likely via fragmentation. Colony size distribution, while imperfect, suggested the stand regrew from remnant colonies that survived the 1997/98 ENSO event but may postdate the 1982/83 ENSO. The community of Pocillopora colonies at Isabela is of particular ecological value due to its high density and support of associated organisms such as fish and benthic invertebrates. The Galapagos Pocillopora corals will continue to provide insights into the genetic structure and population dynamics of marginal coral populations.

  10. Equivalency of Galápagos giant tortoises used as ecological replacement species to restore ecosystem functions.

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    Hunter, Elizabeth A; Gibbs, James P; Cayot, Linda J; Tapia, Washington

    2013-08-01

    Loss of key plant-animal interactions (e.g., disturbance, seed dispersal, and herbivory) due to extinctions of large herbivores has diminished ecosystem functioning nearly worldwide. Mitigating for the ecological consequences of large herbivore losses through the use of ecological replacements to fill extinct species' niches and thereby replicate missing ecological functions has been proposed. It is unknown how different morphologically and ecologically a replacement can be from the extinct species and still provide similar functions. We studied niche equivalency between 2 phenotypes of Galápagos giant tortoises (domed and saddlebacked) that were translocated to Pinta Island in the Galápagos Archipelago as ecological replacements for the extinct saddlebacked giant tortoise (Chelonoidis abingdonii). Thirty-nine adult, nonreproductive tortoises were introduced to Pinta Island in May 2010, and we observed tortoise resource use in relation to phenotype during the first year following release. Domed tortoises settled in higher, moister elevations than saddlebacked tortoises, which favored lower elevation arid zones. The areas where the tortoises settled are consistent with the ecological conditions each phenotype occupies in its native range. Saddlebacked tortoises selected areas with high densities of the arboreal prickly pear cactus (Opuntia galapageia) and mostly foraged on the cactus, which likely relied on the extinct saddlebacked Pinta tortoise for seed dispersal. In contrast, domed tortoises did not select areas with cactus and therefore would not provide the same seed-dispersal functions for the cactus as the introduced or the original, now extinct, saddlebacked tortoises. Interchangeability of extant megaherbivores as replacements for extinct forms therefore should be scrutinized given the lack of equivalency we observed in closely related forms of giant tortoises. Our results also demonstrate the value of trial introductions of sterilized individuals to test

  11. Evidence for influence of the Galápagos hotspot on the East Pacific Rise MORB composition during times of superfast spreading

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    Geldmacher, J.; Höfig, T.; Hauff, S. F.; Hoernle, K.; Garbe-Schoenberg, C.

    2011-12-01

    ODP/IODP Hole 1256D on the Cocos Plate is located on oceanic crust that formed 15 m.y. ago at the East Pacific Rise (EPR) during a period of superfast spreading (~11-20 Ma). This site is considered to be a reference site for crust formed during fast (>8 cm/y) and particularly superfast (>20 cm/y) spreading rates. The question exists whether its formation was geochemically influenced by the Galápagos hotspot. Today, the effect of the Galápagos hotspot on mid ocean ridge geochemistry can only be seen along the Cocos-Nasca Spreading Center (located immediately north of the hotspot). It has been speculated that Galápagos plume material might have reached the EPR during times of superfast spreading due to processes such as increased "ridge suction" (Niu & Hékinian, 2004). To test this idea, MORB samples from several DSDP, ODP and IODP drill sites that formed along the EPR between 3°S and 7°N and between 9 and 21 Ma have been studied to delineate any effect of the Galápagos hotspot on their geochemistry. N-MORB from sites formed during times of superfast spreading show slighty, but systematically, lower incompatible element ratios (e.g. La/Yb 0.66, Ce/Lu >0.8). In addition, the melts formed during superfast spreading show generally higher Eu/Hf and Eu/Eu* ratios which is interpreted to indicate a recycled gabbroic component in their source. Despite their more depleted incompatible trace element patterns, Pb (double-spike) and Nd isotope ratios of the superfast spreading MORB are enriched (higher 206Pb/204Pb, 207Pb/204Pb and lower 143Nd/144Nd) compared to the samples from MORB created during normal spreading. The combined trace element and isotope data suggest that EPR MORB created during superfast spreading was formed by greater degrees of melting of a possibly trace element depleted, but isotopically enriched source component. It is suggested that the source of these melts may represent Galápagos plume material that has experienced trace element depletion during

  12. SeaWiFS satellite monitoring of oil spill impact on primary production in the Galápagos Marine Reserve.

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    Banks, Stuart

    2003-01-01

    Near daily satellite monitoring of ocean colour using sea viewing wide angle of field viewing sensor (SeaWiFS) allowed the oceanic and near coastal chlorophyll-a distributions to be followed across the Galápagos Marine Reserve (GMR) from space. In the aftermath of the Jessica spill early indications suggested that, compared to the three preceding years 1998-2000, local chlorophyll concentrations over January 2001 were elevated across the Galápagos Marine Reserve [Biological Impacts of the Jessica Oil Spill on the Galápagos Environment: Preliminary Report. Charles Darwin Foundation, Puerto Ayora, Galápagos, Ecuador, 2001]. At the time of the spill the central and eastern extent of the archipelago was experiencing a spatially extensive moderate bloom event (0.5-2.5 mgm(-3) chl-a) extending over the central islands, including the source of the spill and areas of known impact such as the islands of Santa Fé, eastern Santa Cruz and Floreana directly in the advection path.Further investigation shows that chlorophyll across the affected regions of western San Cristóbal, Santa Fé, southeast Santa Cruz, eastern Floreana and eastern Isabela declined in the week directly following the spill event, yet rose in the successive month to levels analogous to preceding years. Although there may have been a localised effect of the spill upon near coast phytoplankton primary production in the short term, the observed variance in the weeks following the spill was not significant in comparison to the normal high variation between years and within the El Niño/Southern Oscillation signal.

  13. Cocos Plate Seamounts offshore NW Costa Rica and SW Nicaragua: Implications for large-scale distribution of Galápagos plume material in the upper mantle

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    Herbrich, Antje; Hoernle, Kaj; Werner, Reinhard; Hauff, Folkmar; Bogaard, Paul v. d.; Garbe-Schönberg, Dieter

    2015-01-01

    The origin of intraplate volcanism not directly part of a hotspot track, such as diffuse seamount provinces, and the extent of mantle plume influence on the upper mantle remain enigmatic. Here we present new 40Ar/39Ar age data and geochemical (major and trace-element and Sr-Nd-Pb isotopic) data from seamounts on the Cocos Plate presently located offshore of NW Costa Rica and SW Nicaragua. The seamounts (~ 7-24 Ma) require mixing of an enriched ocean island basalt composition, similar to that of the Northern Galápagos Domain, with two depleted components. One of the depleted components is similar to East Pacific Rise normal mid-ocean ridge basalt and the other has more depleted incompatible elements, either reflecting secondary melting of MORB or a depleted Galápagos plume component. Seamounts with ages significantly younger than the ocean crust formed in an intraplate setting and can be explained by northward transport of Galápagos plume material along the base of the Cocos Plate up to 900 km away from the hotspot and 250-500 km north of the Galápagos hotspot track. We propose that melting occurs due to decompression as the mantle upwells to shallower depth as it flows northwards, either due to changes in lithospheric thickness or as a result of upwelling at the edge of a viscous plug of accumulated plume material at the base of the lithosphere. The tholeiitic to alkaline basalt compositions of the Cocos Plate Seamounts compared to the more silica under-saturated compositions of Hawaiian rejuvenated and arch (alkali basalts to nephelinites) lavas are likely to reflect the significant difference in age (< 25 vs ~ 90 Ma) and thus thickness of the lithosphere on which the lavas were erupted.

  14. Repercusiones de los nuevos sistemas de pago profesionales en la profesión y la formación médica

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    Edgar Jarillo Soto

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Las formas de pago y financiamiento a los proveedores de servicios médicos, especialmente a los profesionales de la salud, se han constituido actualmente en un aspecto dinamizador de los cambios que se presentan al interior de la profesión médica. El modelo tradicional de pago a un médico (proveedor por un servicio que recibe un demandante de su servicio (paciente está modificándose tanto por los costos que la provisión del servicio implica, como por las formas de atención. En respuesta, las organizaciones complejas públicas o privadas de atención médica desarrollan modelos de pago que rompen con la estructura tradicional. De esos modelos destacan cuatro que parecen tener mayor impacto sobre la autonomía profesional médica. En este trabajo se analizan y señalan algunas implicaciones que tienen para la formación de personal y para la profesión, la intervención gerencial, los cambios organizacionales, el estatuto de afiliación, y los estímulos y la retribución salarial. Se analizan los Grupos Relacionados de Diagnóstico (GRD como forma que parece tocar el centro de la profesión.

  15. Potencial invasor de los galápagos exóticos en el País Vasco = Invasive potential of exotic turtles in the Basque Country.

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    J. Patiño- Martínez, A. Marco

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available La comercialización masiva de galápagos exóticos como mascotas y su liberación indiscriminada al medio natural pueden provocar una invasión perjudicial para especies autóctonas. Se han estudiado en el país vasco 228 galápagos alóctonos provenientes de cautividad, así como bases de datos sobre galápagos exóticos en centros de recuperación de fauna amenazada en Vizcaya, guipúzcoa y Alava. Estas mascotas son abandonadas tras una media de 6 años de cautividad, principalmente en abril, junio y julio. Su buena aclimatación, la proporción de sexos 9 hembras: 1 macho y su alta tasa de supervivencia les convierte en potenciales colonizadores. Se avidencian dificultades para la reproducción de estas especies exóticas en el País Vasco, lo que limitaría su potencial invasor, que se reduciría al impacto causado directamente por los individuos liberados.

  16. Nuevos documentos hebraico-aljamiados de Aragón (1. Fragmentos de un registro contable de pagos de la aljama de Tarazona

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    Castaño, Javier

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Preliminary study and transcription of the surviving fragments of an expenditures' register of the Jewish community of Tarazona (1406-1407. The forty-two entries written in Aragonese aljamía deal with payments implemented by communal officers on different issues: fiscal disbursements, communal defence expenses and public debt, trial and execution of an informer, religious expenses (maintenance of buildings and charity institutions, officers' salaries, and payment of the Sukkot arba‘ah minim. Especially relevant are the references to dependence relations regarding the Saragossa Jewish community.

    Estudio introductorio con transcripción de los fragmentos de un registro contable de 1406 y 1407 de los pagos de la aljama de Tarazona (Aragón. Los cuarenta y dos cargos anotados en aljamía romance aragonesa, que incluye interesantes detalles léxicos, proporcionan información acerca de pagos realizados por oficiales de la aljama sobre asuntos diversos: fiscalidad y gastos de defensa de la aljama, su endeudamiento, el proceso y la ejecución de un malsín, gastos de sus instituciones religiosas y de asistencia social, sueldos de oficiales y pago por la aljama de las «cuatro especies» utilizadas en Sucot. Especialmente importantes son las referencias a la relación de dependencia respecto de la judería de Zaragoza.

  17. ANÁLISIS DE LA DISCLOSURE DE LOS REQUERIMIENTOS DE PAGOS PÚBLICOS: INFLUENCIA DE LA LEGISLACIÓN Y FUNDAMENTOS DE LA TEORÍA CONTABLE

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    Lucas Oliveira Gomes Ferreira

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available La finalidad del estudio es analizar la disclosure de los requerimientos de pagos públicos a la luz de la Teoría Contable, además de verificar si la legislación vigente interfiere en el tratamiento contable de esos valores. Em ese sentido, fue realizada investigación bibliográfica y documental sobre el armazón legal y procedimentos contables adoptados y efectuada colecta de datos en el Sistema de Colecta de Datos de la Secretaría del Tesoro Nacional (SISTN, en el período de 2004 a 2009, además de estudio realizado por el Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF en 2004. La justificativa del estudio está en la percepción de que más de la mitad de los requerimentos de pago públicos no está registrada en las cuentas públicas. Como consecuencia, considerando que los requerimentos de pago configuran (1 derecho líquido y cierto al requirente en el proceso, y (2 deuda efectiva del ente público, la falta de disclosure perjudica tanto al beneficiado por la decisión judicial - que no ve reflejado su derecho en las cuentas públicas y tampoco tiene expectativa para cobrar -, en lo referente al gestor gubernamental y a la sociedad - que no disponen de informaciones confiables que permitan gerenciar esos valores de manera eficaz. La innovación consiste en la discusión sobre la identificación del adecuado momento del hecho generador de los requerimientos de pago públicos y de la propuesta de disclosure considerando la clasificación de riesgo. Concluye que la influencia de la legislación vigente y la no observancia de los fundamentos de la doctrina contable están entre los probables factores que han afectado la adecuada contabilización de los requerimentos de pago en el ámbito de la Administración Pública brasileña.

  18. Estrategia de Pago a Proveedores de Pesquería Artesanal de Jaiba en el Departamento Del Magdalena

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    Edwin Causado Rodriguez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo, pretende formular una estrategia de pago de materia prima proporcional a los rendimientos obtenidos en el proceso de carne de jaiba de una empresa procesadora del departamento del Magdalena. Acudiendo a la entrevista personal a trabajadores del área de producción, aseguramiento de la calidad, y proveedores de materia prima, sobre los factores que intervienen en la captura y procesamiento de este producto, y al análisis de registros históricos de rendimientos del proceso de los dos últimos años. Esta estrategia de pago ha de beneficiar tanto a la empresa al ofrecerle una proporcionalidad entre sus costos y precios de venta, como también al pescador, a fin de que éste aproveche el recurso en forma sostenible, a través una talla media de captura implementada por el INPA en su momento y adecuada por el INCODER y la Corporación Autónoma Regional del Magdalena – CORPAMAG. Por último, de acuerdo con los muestreos de producto realizados, existe una mayor tendencia a encontrar jaibas con el tamaño mínimo de pesca exigidos por las entidades reguladoras, lo cual facilita una proporcionalidad entre los costos de materia prima por tallas y los precios de venta de producto terminado.Palabras Clave: Jaiba; talla media de captura; pescador artesanal; aprovechamiento sostenible. Supplier Payment Strategy Handcrafted Crab Fishery in theMagdalena DepartmentAbstractThis article seeks to formulate a strategy for payment of material proportional to income in the process of a crab meat processing company in the department of Magdalena. Going to interview workers in the area of production, quality assurance, and raw material suppliers on the factors involved in the capture and processing of this product, and analysis of historical records of the process yields two recent years. This payment strategy has to benefit both the company by offering a proportionality between costs and selling prices, as well as a fisherman, so that to

  19. Estrategias de pago por contenidos de la prensa digital: una aproximación teórica

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    Manuel Goyanes Martínez

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available La relativa deficiencia de los cibermedios con modelos de negocio gratuitos ha provocado la exploración y ensayo de nuevos tipos de negocio destinados al pago del lector final. Uno de los aspectos más controvertidos de los estudios sobre la gestión mediática es la confusión teórica entre modelo de negocio y estrategia. Su utilización de modo intercambiable ha significado la aceptación de supuestos erróneos ya superados en la academia sobre estudios económicos y del management. El presente artículo reflexiona sobre la necesidad de aclarar términos básicos del entorno mediático y propone una nomenclatura sobre las estrategias  y modelos de negocio de la prensa digital actual. Para ello se estudian una serie de casos paradigmáticos con los que ejemplificar cómo el empleo de un leguaje reduccionista ha contribuido a oscurecer el análisis estratégico de la prensa digital. Concretamente el presente artículo presenta una perspectiva innovadora a la hora de analizar determinadas experiencias de pago por contenidos que la literatura ha calificado como cibermedios y que, sin embargo, está investigación analiza como de alianzas estratégicas entre compañías mediáticas.Most free digital media haven’t been able to make a profit. That situation has forced them to pursue new business models in search of paying readers mostly through trial-and-error tactics. When confronting the academic investigation of this new challenge faced by media managers, one major problem arises: the theoretical confusion between the terms “business model” and “corporate strategy”. Both are often used in an interchangeable fashion and that has resulted in the widespread acceptance among scholars of plain wrong assumptions avoided by traditional management and economic studies. This paper reflects on the need to clarify the basic terms used in the media management environment and proposes an unambiguous nomenclature intended to better serve

  20. Galápagos hydroclimate of the Common Era from paired microalgal and mangrove biomarker 2H/1H values

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    Nelson, Daniel B.; Sachs, Julian P.

    2016-03-01

    Tropical maritime precipitation affects global atmospheric circulation, influencing storm tracks and the size and location of subtropical deserts. Paleoclimate evidence suggests centuries-long changes in rainfall in the tropical Pacific over the past 2,000 y, but these remain poorly characterized across most of the ocean where long, continuous proxy records capable of resolving decadal-to-centennial climate changes are still virtually nonexistent despite substantial efforts to develop them. Here we apply a new climate proxy based on paired hydrogen isotope ratios from microalgal and mangrove-derived sedimentary lipids in the Galápagos to reconstruct maritime precipitation changes during the Common Era. We show that increased rainfall during the Little Ice Age (LIA) (∼1400-1850 CE) was likely caused by a southward migration of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), and that this shift occurred later than previously recognized, coeval with dynamically linked precipitation changes in South America and the western tropical Pacific. Before the LIA, we show that drier conditions at the onset of the Medieval Warm Period (∼800-1300 CE) and wetter conditions ca. 2 ka were caused by changes in the El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO). Collectively, the large natural variations in tropical rainfall we detect, each linked to a multicentury perturbation of either ENSO-like variability or the ITCZ, imply a high sensitivity of tropical Pacific rainfall to climate forcings.

  1. Créditos, deudas y pagos en el área rural castellano-leonesa (siglos XI-XIV

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    Guillermo CASTÁN LANASPA

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available No es habitual en los estudios de Historia Rural realizados hasta la fecha, concernientes a nuestro país, encontrar apartados concretos, ni aún a veces referencias, relativos a un asunto que, como el crédito, las deudas y las formas de pago, parece, apriori, básico para entender la economía campesina y su evolución en los siglos medievales; y, sin embargo, por lo que sabemos, el recurso a estos mecanismos económicos era habitual por necesariol. Es cierto que la documentación conservada de la época no es muy explícita en lo referente a este tema (como a otros muchos que, sin embargo, han merecido amplio tratamiento en las monografías, pero existen documentos, aunque dispersos, suficientes para hacer una primera aproximación al tema. Por lo demás, no se puede olvidar la existencia de otras fuentes que, como las Crónicas, actas de las sesiones de Cortes y fueros, hacen abundantes referencias de inestimable valor.

  2. Kazachstania yasuniensis sp. nov., an ascomycetous yeast species found in mainland Ecuador and on the Galápagos.

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    James, Stephen A; Carvajal Barriga, Enrique Javier; Portero Barahona, Patricia; Nueno-Palop, Carmen; Cross, Kathryn; Bond, Christopher J; Roberts, Ian N

    2015-04-01

    Seven strains representing a novel yeast species belonging to the genus Kazachstania were found at several collection sites on both mainland Ecuador (Yasuní National Park) and the Galápagos (Santa Cruz Island). Two strains (CLQCA 20-132(T) and CLQCA 24SC-045) were isolated from rotten wood samples, two further strains (CLQCA 20-280 and CLQCA 20-348) were isolated from soil samples, and three strains (CLQCA 20-198, CLQCA 20-374 and CLQCA 20-431) were isolated from decaying fruits. Sequence analyses of the D1/D2 domains of the LSU rRNA gene and ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region indicated that the novel species is most closely related to Kazachstania servazzii and Kazachstania unispora. Although the strains could not be distinguished from one another based upon their differing geographical origins, they could be differentiated according to their isolation source (fruit, soil or wood) by ITS sequencing. The species name Kazachstania yasuniensis sp. nov. is proposed to accommodate these strains, with CLQCA 20-132(T) ( = CBS 13946(T) = NCYC 4008(T)) designated the type strain.

  3. Ecological and evolutionary influences on body size and shape in the Galápagos marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus).

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    Chiari, Ylenia; Glaberman, Scott; Tarroso, Pedro; Caccone, Adalgisa; Claude, Julien

    2016-07-01

    Oceanic islands are often inhabited by endemic species that have undergone substantial morphological evolutionary change due to processes of multiple colonizations from various source populations, dispersal, and local adaptation. Galápagos marine iguanas are an example of an island endemic exhibiting high morphological diversity, including substantial body size variation among populations and sexes, but the causes and magnitude of this variation are not well understood. We obtained morphological measurements from marine iguanas throughout their distribution range. These data were combined with genetic and local environmental data from each population to investigate the effects of evolutionary history and environmental conditions on body size and shape variation and sexual dimorphism. Our results indicate that body size and shape are highly variable among populations. Sea surface temperature and island perimeter, but not evolutionary history as depicted by phylogeographic patterns in this species, explain variation in body size among populations. Conversely, evolutionary history, but not environmental parameters or island size, was found to influence variation in body shape among populations. Finally, in all populations except one, we found strong sexual dimorphism in body size and shape in which males are larger, with higher heads than females, while females have longer heads than males. Differences among populations suggest that plasticity and/or genetic adaptation may shape body size and shape variation in marine iguanas. This study will help target future investigations to address the contribution of plasticity versus genetic adaptation on size and shape variation in marine iguanas.

  4. Galápagos hydroclimate of the Common Era from paired microalgal and mangrove biomarker 2H/1H values.

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    Nelson, Daniel B; Sachs, Julian P

    2016-03-29

    Tropical maritime precipitation affects global atmospheric circulation, influencing storm tracks and the size and location of subtropical deserts. Paleoclimate evidence suggests centuries-long changes in rainfall in the tropical Pacific over the past 2,000 y, but these remain poorly characterized across most of the ocean where long, continuous proxy records capable of resolving decadal-to-centennial climate changes are still virtually nonexistent despite substantial efforts to develop them. Here we apply a new climate proxy based on paired hydrogen isotope ratios from microalgal and mangrove-derived sedimentary lipids in the Galápagos to reconstruct maritime precipitation changes during the Common Era. We show that increased rainfall during the Little Ice Age (LIA) (∼1400-1850 CE) was likely caused by a southward migration of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), and that this shift occurred later than previously recognized, coeval with dynamically linked precipitation changes in South America and the western tropical Pacific. Before the LIA, we show that drier conditions at the onset of the Medieval Warm Period (∼800-1300 CE) and wetter conditions ca. 2 ka were caused by changes in the El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO). Collectively, the large natural variations in tropical rainfall we detect, each linked to a multicentury perturbation of either ENSO-like variability or the ITCZ, imply a high sensitivity of tropical Pacific rainfall to climate forcings.

  5. The 2015 Wolf volcano (Galápagos) eruption studied using Sentinel-1 and ALOS-2 data

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    Xu, Wenbin; Jónsson, Sigurjón; Ruch, Joël.; Aoki, Yosuke

    2016-09-01

    An energetic eruption started on 25 May 2015 from a circumferential fissure at the summit of Wolf volcano on Isabela Island, western Galápagos. Further eruptive activity within the Wolf caldera followed in mid-June 2015. As no geodetic observations of earlier eruptions at Wolf exist, this eruption provides an opportunity to study the volcano's magmatic plumbing system for the first time. Here we use interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) data from both the Sentinel-1A and ALOS-2 satellites to map and analyze the surface deformation at four time periods during the activity. These data allow us to identify the two eruption phases and reveal strong coeruptive subsidence within the Wolf caldera that is superimposed on a larger volcano-wide subsidence signal. Modeling of the surface displacements shows that two shallow magma reservoirs located under Wolf at ~1 km and ~5 km below sea level explain the subsidence and that these reservoirs appear to be hydraulically connected. We also suggest that the transition from the circumferential to the intracaldera eruption may have involved ring fault activity.

  6. The 2015 Wolf volcano (Galápagos) eruption studied using Sentinel-1 and ALOS-2 data

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    Xu, Wenbin

    2016-09-28

    An energetic eruption started on 25 May 2015 from a circumferential fissure at the summit of Wolf volcano on Isabela Island, western Galápagos. Further eruptive activity within the Wolf caldera followed in mid-June 2015. As no geodetic observations of earlier eruptions at Wolf exist, this eruption provides an opportunity to study the volcano\\'s magmatic plumbing system for the first time. Here we use interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) data from both the Sentinel-1A and ALOS-2 satellites to map and analyze the surface deformation at four time periods during the activity. These data allow us to identify the two eruption phases and reveal strong coeruptive subsidence within the Wolf caldera that is superimposed on a larger volcano-wide subsidence signal. Modeling of the surface displacements shows that two shallow magma reservoirs located under Wolf at ~1 km and ~5 km below sea level explain the subsidence and that these reservoirs appear to be hydraulically connected. We also suggest that the transition from the circumferential to the intracaldera eruption may have involved ring fault activity.

  7. A 1.5 Ma record of plume-ridge interaction at the Western Galápagos Spreading Center (91°40‧-92°00‧W)

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    Herbrich, Antje; Hauff, Folkmar; Hoernle, Kaj; Werner, Reinhard; Garbe-Schönberg, Dieter; White, Scott

    2016-07-01

    Shallow (elevated) portions of mid-ocean ridges with enriched geochemical compositions near hotspots document the interaction of hot, geochemically-enriched plume mantle with shallow depleted upper mantle. Whereas the spatial variations in geochemical composition of ocean crust along the ridge axis in areas where plume-ridge interaction is taking place have been studied globally, only restricted information exists concerning temporal variations in geochemistry of ocean crust formed through plume-ridge interaction. Here we present a detailed geochemical study of 0-1.5 Ma ocean crust sampled from the Western Galápagos Spreading Center (WGSC) axis to 50 km north of the axis, an area that is presently experiencing a high influx of mantle material from the Galápagos hotspot. The tholeiitic to basaltic andesitic fresh glass and few bulk rock samples have incompatible element abundances and Sr-Nd-Pb isotopic compositions intermediate between depleted normal mid-ocean-ridge basalt (N-MORB) from >95.5°W along the WGSC and enriched lavas from the Galápagos Archipelago, displaying enriched (E-)MORB type compositions. Only limited and no systematic geochemical variations are observed with distance from the ridge axis for offshore Costa Rica, indicating that this composition is derived from the northern portion of the Galápagos plume. The older WGSC requires involvement of an enriched mantle two (EMII) type source, not recognized thus far in the Galápagos system, and is interpreted to reflect entrained material either from small-scale heterogeneities within the upper mantle or from the mantle transition zone. Overall the source material for the 0-1.5 Ma WGSC ocean crust appears to represent mixing of depleted upper mantle with Northern Galápagos Plume material of relatively uniform composition in relatively constant proportions.

  8. Necesidades de formación de los docentes de bachillerato de la Unidad Educativa Liceo Naval, de la provincia de Galápagos, ciudad de San Cristóbal, periodo 2012 - 2013

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    Velastegui Olivo, Augusto Niccolay

    2014-01-01

    La presente tesis plasma el análisis de las necesidades de formación de los docentes de bachillerato. Estudio realizado en el Liceo Naval del cantón San Cristóbal, provincia de Galápagos, periodo lectivo 2012 2013, con la finalidad de ejecutar una fundamentación teórica, diagnóstico y evaluación de las necesidades de formación que tiene los docentes en la actualidad del Liceo Naval de Galápagos, para finalmente en base a los resultados obtenidos del análisis del cuestionario aplicado a 11 d...

  9. Investigating Magmatic Processes on San Cristóbal, Galápagos Through Analysis and Modeling of Newly Acquired Gravity Measurements

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    Cleary, Z.; Harpp, K. S.; Mittelstaedt, E. L.; Bercovici, H.; Mahr, J.; Pimentel, R.; Córdova Aguilar, M. D.

    2016-12-01

    San Cristóbal, in the eastern Galápagos, is one of the oldest islands formed by the same magmatic system currently responsible for volcanic activity in the western archipelago. Unlike the younger western islands, San Cristóbal lacks any morphological evidence of a caldera, which is a characteristic feature of the western Galápagos shield volcanoes. Instead, San Cristóbal consists of two shield complexes dominated by eruptive cones aligned along presumed fissure systems. The island thus provides an opportunity to investigate whether the dichotomy between the morphology of the western and eastern Galápagos volcanoes is a result of evolving magmatic systems or a fundamentally different set of formation processes. We are reporting the results of a recent gravitational survey on San Cristóbal's southwestern shield, which consists of 186 measurements at 500 m spacing along all passable roads. Our results indicate that the Bouguer Anomaly (BA) on the southwest shield of San Cristóbal has a range of 8 mGals. The BA has a relative low along the western part of the shield complex and a relative high in the central and eastern sections. Within the central complex, there is a prominent BA low, which corresponds to a large cone. These results contrast with previous studies performed on the western volcanoes of Fernandina and Sierra Negra (Case et al., 1974; Vigouroux et al., 2008), which exhibit a 30 mGal BA high centered over each caldera. On these volcanoes, the BA high was interpreted as a dense plug of cumulates in the magmatic system beneath the volcano's caldera. Though our results differ from those obtained in the western Galápagos, a study by Schwartz et al.(2014) on the eastern island of Santa Cruz also fails to identify a prominent gravity high. Schwartz et al. concluded that a low magma supply to older islands cannot support the caldera formation process that characterizes the western islands, which are believed to form by evacuation of shallow magma sills

  10. Elucidating fishing effects in a large-predator dominated system: The case of Darwin and Wolf Islands (Galápagos)

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    Ruiz, Diego J.; Banks, Stuart; Wolff, Matthias

    2016-01-01

    Fifty years of artisanal fishing history in Galápagos characterized by boom and bust of resources has changed the natural marine community structure close to fishing ports in the Galápagos Marine Reserve. Nonetheless, the remote Darwin and Wolf Islands are still in a "near natural state" harboring high species richness unique for the archipelago and high biomass. Marine life that aggregates to the pinnacles linked to the wider oceanic seascape makes them interesting and unique systems in terms of community structure and study of on-shore/offshore trophic interactions. Although > 200 km from local fishing ports the two islands also support an artisanal fishery targeting large demersal predators of high trophic levels. They are areas prioritized for conservation actions by Galápagos National Park, and local non-governmental organizations given their natural heritage importance, value to local fishers and revenue from dive tourism attracted by the promise of large marine predator aggregations such as sharks. Given that catch data upon which to base conservation recommendations is sparse it is difficult to accurately estimate present day fishing trends in Darwin and Wolf. We used a trophic steady-state model that connects benthic and pelagic communities to assess the potential effects of a change in fishing intensity in the two islands system. A predator-prey matrix was built using the Ecopath with Ecosim (EwE) software with total biomass estimated at 937 t km- 2. Large fish aggregations accounted for 19%, primary producers for 9.0% and non-fish (seabirds, marine mammals and sea turtles) for less than 0.1% of the total living biomass. The total system size in terms of overall flows was 16,652 t km- 2 year- 1, four times larger than a generic seamount model but smaller than that modeled for a Galápagos upwelling system based upon the western Bolivar Channel region. Consumption and respiration dominated the flows in the system (53.4 and 31.8% respectively). The

  11. Lineamientos para unificar criterios en la determinación de la retención en la fuente sobre pagos laborales

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    Bohórquez Giraldo, John Dairon; Cardona Bedoya, Liliana

    2015-01-01

    Tesis (Maestría en Tributación). Universidad de Manizales. Facultad de Ciencias Contables, Económicas y Administrativas, 2015 La retención en la fuente por ingresos laborales para las personas naturales residentes de la categoría empleados con contrato laboral en Colombia, se puede determinar a través de dos procedimientos que el empleador puede aplicar indistintamente, e independientemente de la modalidad de pago, pero que una vez elegido el procedimiento, se debe aplicar durante todo el ...

  12. Crecimiento económico restringido por la cuenta corriente de la balanza de pagos en el Ecuador: una aplicación a la ley de thirlwall

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    Este trabajo analiza, desde un punto de vista post-keynesiano, las restricciones al crecimiento económico que el Ecuador presenta a través de su Balanza de Pagos. Se lo pretende demostrar, en primer lugar, a través del testeo de presencia de raíz unitaria a las series utilizadas en el estudio, posteriormente, se verificará la existencia de relaciones de cointegración utilizando el método de Johansen. Verificada la existencia de relaciones de cointegración, se procede al cálculo de la tasa d...

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NGDC builds and distributes high-resolution, coastal digital elevation models (DEMs) that integrate ocean bathymetry and land topography to support NOAA's mission to...

  14. Experimental demonstration of a trophic cascade in the Galápagos rocky subtidal: Effects of consumer identity and behavior.

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    Witman, Jon D; Smith, Franz; Novak, Mark

    2017-01-01

    In diverse tropical webs, trophic cascades are presumed to be rare, as species interactions may dampen top-down control and reduce their prevalence. To test this hypothesis, we used an open experimental design in the Galápagos rocky subtidal that enabled a diverse guild of fish species, in the presence of each other and top predators (sea lions and sharks), to attack two species of sea urchins grazing on benthic algae. Time-lapse photography of experiments on natural and experimental substrates revealed strong species identity effects: only two predator species-blunthead triggerfish (Pseudobalistes naufragium) and finescale triggerfish (Balistes polylepis)-drove a diurnal trophic cascade extending to algae, and they preferred large pencil urchins (Eucidaris galapagensis) over green urchins (Lytechinus semituberculatus). Triggerfish predation effects were strong, causing a 24-fold reduction of pencil urchin densities during the initial 21 hours of a trophic cascade experiment. A trophic cascade was demonstrated for pencil urchins, but not for green urchins, by significantly higher percent cover of urchin-grazed algae in cages that excluded predatory fish than in predator access (fence) treatments. Pencil urchins were more abundant at night when triggerfish were absent, suggesting that this species persists by exploiting a nocturnal predation refuge. Time-series of pencil urchin survivorship further demonstrated per capita interference effects of hogfish and top predators. These interference effects respectively weakened and extended the trophic cascade to a fourth trophic level through behavioral modifications of the triggerfish-urchin interaction. We conclude that interference behaviors capable of modifying interaction strength warrant greater attention as mechanisms for altering top-down control, particularly in speciose food webs.

  15. La presentación y el pago de declaraciones tributarias por vía telemática

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    Rafael Oliver Cuello

    2014-06-01

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    La presentación y el pago de declaraciones tributarias por vía telemática ha sido objeto de una reciente regulación común por medio de la Orden HAP/2194/2013, de 22 de noviembre, por la que se regulan los procedimientos y las condiciones generales para la presentación de determinadas autoliquidaciones y declaraciones informativas de naturaleza tributaria. Esta Orden establece, fundamentalmente, una regulación común del sistema de presentación telemática de las autoliquidaciones y declaraciones informativas, refundiendo en una sola norma la regulación existente, lo que evita la dispersión normativa. Dicha regulación común, sin duda, contribuirá a aclarar y simplificar la aplicación de las normas tributarias en este campo tan novedoso y cambiante, y mejorará la seguridad jurídica.

    Por medio de esta Orden ministerial se regulan, entre otros temas, las formas de presentación de las autoliquidaciones (incluido el nuevo sistema de firma con clave de acceso en un registro previo como usuario, denominado PIN 24 horas, las autoliquidaciones de presentación electrónica obligatoria por internet, el procedimiento general para la presentación electrónica por internet de las autoliquidaciones, las formas de presentación de las declaraciones informativas, las declaraciones informativas de presentación electrónica obligatoria por internet (entre otras, la polémica declaración telemática obligatoria del resumen anual del impuesto sobre el valor añadido, así como el procedimiento para la presentación electrónica por internet de las declaraciones informativas.

  16. Characterization and evolution of MHC class II B genes in Galápagos marine iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus).

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    Glaberman, Scott; Moreno, Maria A; Caccone, Adalgisa

    2009-08-01

    Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II molecules play a key role in the adaptive immune system of vertebrates. Class II B genes appear to evolve in a very different manner in mammals and birds. Orthology is commonly observed among mammal loci, while genes tend to cluster phylogenetically within bird species. Here we present class II B data from a representative of another major group of amniotes, the squamates (i.e. lizards, snakes, amphisbaenians), with the ultimate goal of placing mammalian and avian MHC evolution into a broader context. In this study, eight class II B cDNA sequences were obtained from the Galápagos marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) which were divided into five locus groups, Amcr-DAB1 through -DAB5, based on similarities along most of the coding and noncoding portions of the transcribed gene. All marine iguana sequences were monophyletic with respect to class II genes from other vertebrates indicating that they originated from a common ancestral locus after squamates split from other reptiles. The beta-1 domain, which is involved in antigen binding, exhibited signatures of positive selection as well as interlocus gene conversion in both long and short tracts-a pattern also observed in birds and fish, but not in mammals. On the other hand, the beta-2 domain was divergent between gene groups, which is characteristic of mammals. Based on these results, we preliminarily show that squamate class II B genes have been shaped by a unique blend of evolutionary forces that have been observed in differing degrees in other vertebrates.

  17. El Crédito Documentario ¿Mecanismo o garantía de pago según la normativa ucp 600?

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    Isnel Martínez Montenegro

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available La investigación aborda el estudio del Crédito Documentario como mecanismo o garantía de pago utilizado en la compraventa mercantil internacional. En la actualidad estos instrumentos de liquidación y financiamiento ofrecen confianza, seguridad jurídica y económica. El uso de esta práctica financiera, se transforma en la transacción comercial más segura posible. Además de constituir instrumentos de pago, su utilización provee de garantías a las partes contratantes, en las actividades comerciales internacionales. En este sentido el presente artículo se convierte en un análisis de las particularidades y funciones de la institución, logrando conformar bases teóricas para su aplicación; en un mundo en el cual su regulación internacional debe ser usada uniformemente, a consecuencia de las carencias presentadas en los diferentes ordenamientos jurídicos nacionales.

  18. Tipografía y color, un análisis de la prensa gratuita vs. la prensa de pago en España

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    Jesús del-Olmo-Barbero

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo pretende delimitar el modelo de diario gratuito desde el punto de vista formal, en base a su diseño, con especial incidencia en el formato, la tipografía y el color. Para definir su modelo, lo hemos comparado con la prensa de pago. El método empleado es el análisis cuantitativo, de tipo comparado, basado en el estudio de caso. La muestra utilizada comprende ocho diarios editados en España, los cuatro gratuitos de mayor tirada (Qué!, 20 Minutos, Metro Directo y Adn y los cuatro que lideran el mercado de pago (El Mundo, El País, Abc y La Vanguardia. En el marco de una investigación mucho más amplia que pretende definir el modelo de los gratuitos desde el punto de vista de los emisores, del producto y de la audiencia, en este trabajo se presentan los resultados correspondientes al diseño del producto: una evidente similitud de formatos que esconde diferencias muy sutiles en el tratamiento de la tipografía y el color.

  19. Arquitectura de un Billete Electrónico Anónimo: Medios Electrónicos de Pagos Architecture of an Anonymous Electronic Bill: Electronic Payments Systems

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    M.E. García

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se propone la estructura de una secuencia organizada de bits que representa un billete electrónico. Los procedimientos considerados en el trabajo fueron: la comparación y análisis de los sistemas de pago electrónico actuales (First Virtual, Cybercash, Cybercoin, Millicent, eCash, Mondex y Tarjetas Inteligentes, y el análisis de las propiedades de un billete bancario en México. El billete electrónico generado se construye con Funciones Hash, Firmas Digitales y Códigos MAC, y se demuestra que posee buenos atributos de anonimato, integridad y autenticidad, condiciones necesarias en un sistema de pago electrónico.In this paper the structure of an organized sequence of bits that represents an electronic bill is proposed. Two procedures were considered in this work: the comparison and analysis of the current systems of electronic payment (First Virtual, Cybercash, Cybercoin, Millicent, eCash, Mondex and Smart Cards, and the analysis of the properties of a bank bill in Mexico. The generated electronic bill is built with Hash Functions, Digital Signatures and MAC Codes, and it is demonstrated that it has good attributes of anonymity, integrity and authenticity, necessary conditions of an electronic payment system.

  20. Estudio prospectivo de la educación superior del servicio de hostería en las Islas Galápagos.

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    Martínez Baldeón, Edgar Fabián

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    El presente trabajo está enfocado en realizar una investigación acerca del tema planteado: “ESTUDIO PROSPECTIVO DE LA EDUCACIÓN SUPERIOR DEL SERVICIO DE HOTELERÍA EN LAS ISLAS GALÁPAGOS” utilizando la Prospectiva Estratégica, con un análisis y comprensión del tema de investigación personal y actividad del servicio de hotelería en Galápagos, combinando la deducción, la inducción y la abducción, como bases de pensamiento y análisis, apoyada en la comprensión de la complejidad, la dinámica si...

  1. La incidencia de los ingresos petroleros en la balanza de pagos en el Ecuador en el período 1992 - 1997

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    Abad Hanze, Ana Cristina; Gando Cañarte, Pedro Alvaro; Ruales Moncayo, Wilson

    2009-01-01

    A partir de fuentes primarias y secundarias de información se ha realizado un trabajo de análisis de la evolución de la Balanza de Pagos en el Ecuador y la influencia que ejerce el recurso petrolero en la formación de los superávits o déficits observados en cada una de sus cuentas. Se comienza con 1972 cuando el petróleo inició al Ecuador como país agro-minero-exportador y se sigue la secuencia hasta el año 1991, destacando los acontecimientos que marcaron de una u otra forma el curso de...

  2. La “casa oval” del Areópago y los Medóntidas en el origen de la polis de Atenas

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    Valdés Guía, Miriam

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The Geometric elliptical building found at the north slope of the Areopagus, reused as a votive deposit in VII century BC., is useful to reflect about the polis formation process and the step from the basileia to other aristocratic and associative forms of government in the origins of Athens, in relationship with some cults which are converted in references for the whole community.El edificio elíptico encontrado al norte del Areópago de época geométrica, reconvertido en depósito votivo en el siglo VII, sirve para reflexionar sobre el proceso de formación de la polis y el tránsito de la basileia a otras formas de gobierno aristocráticas y colegiadas en los orígenes de Atenas, en relación con determinados cultos que se convierten en referentes de toda la comunidad.

  3. Televisión digital y programación: de la televisión de siempre a la televisión de pago y multicanal

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    Dr. José Luis lbáñez Serna

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo analiza la evolución de la programación en las televisiones en España desde sus inicios a mediados de los años cincuenta con una televisión pública y en blanco y negro hasta la televisión digital multicanal de pago. A pesar de los años transcurridos y de los avances tecnológicos que se han producido la programación no ha variado sustancialmente. Lo que sí ha cambiado ha sido la cantidad de la oferta y la presentación al público; ahora por áreas temáticas.

  4. Comparación de Dos Metodologías para Evaluar la Deducibilidad Fiscal del Pago de Intereses en Proyectos de Inversión

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    Juan Manuel Izar Landeta

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo hace un análisis comparativo de dos conocidas metodologías para considerar la deducibilidad fiscal del pago de intereses por deuda para financiar los proyectos, la primera de ellas consiste en ajustar la tasa de la deuda por el efecto fiscal y la segunda hace el ajuste en los flujos netos del proyecto al considerar la deducibilidad de los intereses.En general, el valor actual neto (VAN del proyecto es mayor si se calcula con el segundo método, excepto en el caso que la proporción financiada con deuda sea pequeña. Independientemente de la técnica usada, si la fracción financiada con deuda aumenta, el VAN del proyecto se incrementa, esto sugiere que los proyectos se financien con la mayor proporción de deuda posible.

  5. La suspensión de la cobertura por la mora en el pago de la prima en el contrato de seguros

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    Núñez del Prado S., Alonso

    2007-01-01

    A partir de la discusión que sobre el tema se tuvo en la comisión creada por el Ministerio de Justicia, para la elaboración de un Proyecto de Ley del Contrato de Seguros en el Perú, en este artículo, se comenta, evalúa y critica la regla, que contemplan algunas legislaciones, incluida la peruana, de ‘suspensión automática de cobertura por mora en el pago de la prima en el contrato de seguros’. El autor, luego de una breve introducción, en que nos ambienta sobre el tema, comenta con detalle la...

  6. Análisis económico-político de la balanza de pagos de Colombia (1994-2013

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    Mariluz Nova Laverde

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Mediante el marco interpretativo de economía-política que comprende los nuevos patrones de acumulación capitalista, el presente documento muestra las recientes dinámicas registradas en la balanza de pagos de Colombia en correspondencia con la consolidación de un modelo económico de enclave, afianzado en procesos de producción extractiva, financiarización, transnacionalización y desnacionalización de la economía. En este orden, se llama la atención sobre la necesidad de orientar la política macroeconómica en función de un desarrollo nacional sostenible.

  7. El pago por servicios ambientales en fincas ganaderas: una percepción de productores de Matiguás, Nicaragua

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    Claudia J. Sepúlveda

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available EL CATIE Y NITLAPAN ESTÁN IMPLEMENTANDO UN PROYECTO EN Nicaragua para evaluar el impacto que tiene el pago por servicios ambientales (PSA en la adopción de sistemas silvopastoriles (SSP. El pago fue calculado mediante un índice de uso del suelo desarrollado por el proyecto y los finqueros lo han estado recibiendo durante los últimos 4 años. Se han desarrollado estudios para determinar el efecto del PSA sobre los cambios de uso del suelo y sus implicaciones socioeconómicas y productivas en diferentes niveles de pobreza, y también para consultar las percepciones que ellos tienen sobre el esquema implementado por el proyecto. En este estudio reportamos la percepción que tienen los finqueros de diferentes estratos de pobreza (‘pobres’ y ‘no-pobres’ acerca del PSA, su operatoria y el impacto sobre la reducción de la pobreza. Los resultados indican que los finqueros de diferentes estratos de pobreza tienen interés en continuar produciendo bajo esquemas de PSA. Sin embargo, indican que tiene fuertes limitaciones principalmente financieras y por lo tanto es necesario que se diseñen políticas que provean incentivos como créditos verdes para la inversión en los cambios de uso de la tierra. Se concluye también que el PSA es una importante herramienta para promover usos sostenibles de la tierra en fincas ganaderas sin importar el estrato de pobreza. Asimismo, que los finqueros clasificados como ‘pobres’, pueden beneficiarse de los sistemas de PSA porque contribuyen al incremento de los indicadores socioeconómicos de sus fincas, y por ende, a un mayor bienestar familiar.

  8. Paleoceanography of the eastern equatorial Pacific over the past 4 million years and the geologic origins of modern Galápagos upwelling

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    Karnauskas, Kristopher B.; Mittelstaedt, Eric; Murtugudde, Raghu

    2017-02-01

    An isolated, volcanic archipelago at the confluence of several major ocean currents, the Galápagos Archipelago (GA) is among the most biologically diverse places on Earth. There remain many open questions concerning evolution and speciation in the GA, with the details of the geologic formation of the islands over the past millions of years representing a key source of uncertainty. Paleoceanographic sea surface temperature (SST) proxy records from the far eastern equatorial Pacific (EEP) indicate that the modern gradient of SST across the GA (the cross-island SST gradient, or CIΔT) emerged relatively abruptly ∼1.6 Ma. As the modern CI ΔT is the result of a blockage and subsequent upwelling of the Equatorial Undercurrent (EUC) by the GA, we infer from these paleoceanographic data that the modern period during which the GA is arranged such that the islands constitute a significant topographic barrier to the EUC began ∼1.6 Ma. An extensive suite of ocean circulation model experiments-new and previously published-confirms that the sign and magnitude of the change in CI ΔT captured in paleoceanographic records can be explained by the islands impinging upon the EUC. Implications for the geologic history of the Galápagos and related biogeographical questions are discussed. Additionally, these results suggest that investigations of the Pan-Pacific SST gradient (PPΔT) should use one of the available proxy sites in the EEP that is not influenced by regional, geologically forced oceanographic changes; such an analysis supports recent suggestions of a more gradual development of the modern PP ΔT over the Plio-Pleistocene.

  9. Balanza de pagos de Venezuela. Análisis del comportamiento económico en el período 1999-2011

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    Armando Urdaneta

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este artículo se centra en analizar el comportamiento de la balanza de pagos correspondiente a la economía venezolana en el periodo 1999-2011, en la cual se observa un proceso de hiperdevaluación de la moneda en un 853%, afectando con ello el poder adquisitivo de todos los habitantes. Dichos planteamientos se soportaron en los postulados de Blanchard (2006, Manzano, Méndez, Pineda y Ríos (2006, Mochón (2008, Fernández, Parejo y Rodríguez (2008, entre otros. La metodología es de tipo analítica y retrospectiva, con diseño bibliográfico, ya que se utilizaron datos secundarios, tales como los informes económicos del BCV, correspondientes a los años 2009, 2010 y 2011, así como también bibliografía relacionada con la variable en estudio, en la cual se pretende hacer una análisis detallado acerca del reporte de la balanza de pago emitido por el Banco Central de Venezuela anualmente, y con ello, describir el comportamiento de las importaciones, la salida de capitales y el intercambio comercial con el exterior, y como estos indicadores han impactado el nivel de reservas internacionales del país en dicho periodo. Como reflexiones se puede evidenciar, que dicho comportamiento es consecuencia de una política fiscal y monetaria expansiva, por parte del Poder Ejecutivo Nacional y el BCV, donde el incremento del gasto público, además de ser mayor a los ingresos fiscales, ha producido un crecimiento desproporcionado de la demanda agregada, la cual a su vez es superior al Producto Interno Bruto (PIB.

  10. Archipelago-wide island restoration in the Galápagos Islands: reducing costs of invasive mammal eradication programs and reinvasion risk.

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    Carrion, Victor; Donlan, C Josh; Campbell, Karl J; Lavoie, Christian; Cruz, Felipe

    2011-05-11

    Invasive alien mammals are the major driver of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation on islands. Over the past three decades, invasive mammal eradication from islands has become one of society's most powerful tools for preventing extinction of insular endemics and restoring insular ecosystems. As practitioners tackle larger islands for restoration, three factors will heavily influence success and outcomes: the degree of local support, the ability to mitigate for non-target impacts, and the ability to eradicate non-native species more cost-effectively. Investments in removing invasive species, however, must be weighed against the risk of reintroduction. One way to reduce reintroduction risks is to eradicate the target invasive species from an entire archipelago, and thus eliminate readily available sources. We illustrate the costs and benefits of this approach with the efforts to remove invasive goats from the Galápagos Islands. Project Isabela, the world's largest island restoration effort to date, removed >140,000 goats from >500,000 ha for a cost of US$10.5 million. Leveraging the capacity built during Project Isabela, and given that goat reintroductions have been common over the past decade, we implemented an archipelago-wide goat eradication strategy. Feral goats remain on three islands in the archipelago, and removal efforts are underway. Efforts on the Galápagos Islands demonstrate that for some species, island size is no longer the limiting factor with respect to eradication. Rather, bureaucratic processes, financing, political will, and stakeholder approval appear to be the new challenges. Eradication efforts have delivered a suite of biodiversity benefits that are in the process of revealing themselves. The costs of rectifying intentional reintroductions are high in terms of financial and human resources. Reducing the archipelago-wide goat density to low levels is a technical approach to reducing reintroduction risk in the short-term, and is being

  11. A micromorphological evaluation of pedogenesis on Isla Santa Cruz (Galápagos Estudio micromorfológico de la edafogénesis en la Isla Santa Cruz (Galápagos Avaliação micromorfológica da génese de solos da Ilha de Santa Cruz (Galápagos

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    Georges Stoops

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    Full Text Available Thin sections of about 200 horizons or layers, representing 60 soil profiles in the coastal area and on the windward slopes of Isla Santa Cruz (Galápagos Islands were analysed. Based on the fabric and the composition of the groundmass and the presence of pedofeatures in individual layers or horizons, clusters of similar material are made and 7 units and 3 subunits distinguished. Plotting these units on a survey map gives a good insight in the spatial distribution of soil materials, expressing different combinations of parent material and precipitation. In the coastal area and the lowest slopes, with a summer dry climate, respectively reddish and greyish and brown materials with a porphyric c/f related distribution pattern and striated b-fabrics, and often with fragmented illuvial clay coatings are observed. The coarse material contains mainly holocrystalline basalt fragments, unweathered in the coastal area, or basalt derived individual minerals. The micromass has a halloysitic-smectitic composition. On the higher slopes, with a permanent moist climate, materials have also a porphyric or fine monic c/f related distribution pattern, but the b-fabric is undifferentiated and no illuvial features are present, gibbsitic features sometimes occur and the micromass consists mainly of halloysite and gibbsite. Subunits are distinguished here according to the microstructure, and the quantity and type of coarse material. Mesocrystalline basalt, often vesicular, dominates over holocrystalline, pointing to the influence of scoria. Soils on the higher slopes are more strongly weathered than those on the drier lower slopes and the coastal area. In depressions in the higher areas, materials with a yellowish or brownish grey micromass with a striated b-fabric, and well developed limpid illuvial clay coatings and impregnative iron oxide nodules occur. The micromass has a halloysite-smectite composition. Contrary to existing hypotheses the reddish soils in the

  12. El pago de servicios ambientales por conservación de la biodiversidad como instrumento para el desarrollo con identidad : caso La Gran Reserva Chachi, cantón Eloy Alfaro, provincia de Esmeraldas

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    Sara Latorre Tomás

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    Full Text Available Los pagos por servicios ambientales (PSA son parte de un paradigma de conservación nuevo basado en el mercado. Éste reconoce que los ecosistemas y su mantenimiento son la base de la subsistencia humana así como del desarrollo económico y social. Asimismo, ve al mercado como el escenario y una herramienta privilegiada para la solución de los problemas ambientales.

  13. Análisis de la Disclosure de los Requerimientos de Pagos Públicos: Influencia de la legislación y fundamentos de la teoría contable

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    Lucas Oliveira Gomes Ferreira

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    Full Text Available La finalidad del estudio es analizar la disclosure de los requerimientos de pagos públicos a la luz de la Teoría Contable, además de verificar si la legislación vigente interfiere en el tratamiento contable de esos valores. En ese sentido, fue realizada investigación bibliográfica y documental sobre el armazón legal y procedimientos contables adoptados y efectuada colecta de datos en el Sistema de Colecta de Datos de la Secretaría del Tesoro Nacional (SISTN, en el período de 2004 a 2009, además de estudio realizado por el Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF en 2004. La justificativa del estudio está en la percepción de que más de la mitad de los requerimientos de pago públicos no está registrada en las cuentas públicas. Como consecuencia, considerando que los reque - rimientos de pago configuran (1 derecho líquido y cierto al requirente en el proceso, y (2 deuda efectiva del ente público, la falta de disclosure perjudica tanto al beneficiado por la decisión judicial - que no ve reflejado su derecho en las cuentas públicas y tampoco tiene expectativa para cobrar -, en lo referente al gestor guberna - mental y a la sociedad - que no disponen de informaciones confiables que permitan gerenciar esos valores de manera eficaz. La innovación consiste en la discusión sobre la identificación del adecuado momento del hecho generador de los requerimientos de pago públicos y de la propuesta de disclosure considerando la clasificación de riesgo. Concluye que la influencia de la legislación vigente y la no observancia de los fundamentos de la doctrina contable están entre los probables factores que han afectado la adecuada contabilización de los reque - rimientos de pago en el ámbito de la Administración Pública brasileña

  14. O planejamento tributário na construção civil: custo pago/incorrido X custo orçado

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    Cristiane Cardoso dos Santos Alves

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    Full Text Available Artigo desenvolvido sob a ótica do planejamento tributário nas empresas de construção civil, tendo como para metro as Instruções Normativas números 84/79,23/83 67/88, expedidas pela Secretaria da Receita Federal, que disciplina mapuração do resultado desse ramo de atividade. Na Instrução Normativa 84/79encontra-se a conceituação as normas sobre assunto, inclusive os métodos de apuração do custo pago incorrido do custo orçado. As instruções seguintes trouxeram alterações no ãmbito do custo pago incorrido do custo orçadores pectivamente. presente artigo tem como finalidade demonstrar que custo orçado melhor opção para recolhimento do imposto de renda contribuição social no decorrer da construção do empreendimento, conclusão chegada por meio de análise das referidas instruções, pesquisas bibliográficas sobre assunto exemplos didáticos com cálculos do imposto contribuição, para comprovar tese. This articJe was developed under the view of tax planning for the civilconstruction companies, based on the Normative Instructions numbered 84/79, 23/83 and 67/88, distributed by the Internal Revenue Services, whichaverages the results on this type of activity. ln the Normative Instructionnumbered 84/79 we found the explanation and the norms about this subject,especial/y the methods used to measure the incurred cost and the expectedcost. The fol/owing instructions brought some alterations in terms of thepaid incurred cost and expected cost, respectively. The present articJewishes to demonstrate that the expected cost is the best way to prepare thetax return form and the social contribution during the construction phase,formulated through the analyses of the referred instructions, bibliographicresearch about the subject and some examples with tax return calculationsto prove this thesis.

  15. Impacto económico de los pagos por carbono y servicios ambientales en las inversiones forestales en la región Caribe de Costa Rica

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    W. Fonseca

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue estimar el balance de la inversión asociada a la restauración forestal por medio del establecimiento de plantaciones (Vochysia guatemalensis e Hieronyma alchorneoides y de la regeneración natural (bosque secundario sin y con manejo intensivo. Se consideraron diferentes escenarios económicos donde se evaluaron ingresos por: venta de la madera, pago de los servicios ambientales (PSA provenientes del Fondo de Financiamiento Forestal (FONAFIFO del gobierno costarricense y por venta de certificados de reducción de emisiones de carbono (CER. Se comparó la actividad forestal contra usos alternativos de la tierra como ganadería, banano y piña. El análisis de las inversiones se evalúo tomando como criterio el valor esperado de la tierra (VET con tasas anuales de descuento aceptables (TMA del 3%, 6% y 9,0% las cuales reflejan las preferencias y condiciones de diferentes inversionistas. Para las plantaciones forestales y bosque secundario sin manejo y con manejo intensivo se estimó una inversión totalpromedio de US$5200, US$1730 y US$1373 ha-1, respectivamente. Los ingresos estimados por la venta de la madera superaron los US$21142 ha-1 entre ambas especies, US$1250 y US$13408 ha-1 para el bosque secundario con manejo mínimo y con manejo intensivo, respectivamente. Los ingresos por CER y por PSA representan cantidades marginales en comparación con los ingresos por madera. El cultivo de piña y el de banano como usos alternativos de la tierra son los más rentables, seguido por las plantaciones forestales y por último la ganadería y los bosques secundarios con y sin manejo, que no solo son los menos rentables, sino que tienen sus valores calculados por debajo del precio de la tierra. La restauración forestal no resulta una actividad atractiva económicamente para el propietario de la tierra, basado solamente en ingresos provenientes de pagos de servicios ambientales o venta de carbono a los precios actuales

  16. The May 2005 eruption of Fernandina volcano, Galápagos: The first circumferential dike intrusion observed by GPS and InSAR

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    The May 2005 eruption of Fernandina volcano, Galápagos, occurred along circumferential fissures parallel to the caldera rim and fed lava flows down the steep southwestern slope of the volcano for several weeks. This was the first circumferential dike intrusion ever observed by both InSAR and GPS measurements and thus provides an opportunity to determine the subsurface geometry of these enigmatic structures that are common on Galápagos volcanoes but are rare elsewhere. Pre- and post- eruption ground deformation between 2002 and 2006 can be modeled by the inflation of two separate magma reservoirs beneath the caldera: a shallow sill at ~1 km depth and a deeper point-source at ~5 km depth, and we infer that this system also existed at the time of the 2005 eruption. The co-eruption deformation is dominated by uplift near the 2005 eruptive fissures, superimposed on a broad subsidence centered on the caldera. Modeling of the co-eruption deformation was performed by including various combinations of planar dislocations to simulate the 2005 circumferential dike intrusion. We found that a single planar dike could not match both the InSAR and GPS data. Our best-fit model includes three planar dikes connected along hinge lines to simulate a curved concave shell that is steeply dipping (~45-60°) toward the caldera at the surface and more gently dipping (~12-14°) at depth where it connects to the horizontal sub-caldera sill. The shallow sill is underlain by the deep point source. The geometry of this modeled magmatic system is consistent with the petrology of Fernandina lavas, which suggest that circumferential eruptions tap the shallowest parts of the system, whereas radial eruptions are fed from deeper levels. The recent history of eruptions at Fernandina is also consistent with the idea that circumferential and radial intrusions are sometimes in a stress-feedback relationship and alternate in time with one another. © 2010 Springer-Verlag.

  17. Deberes, derechos y garantías del contribuyente en los procedimientos de repetición de pago y recuperación de tributos

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    Full Text Available El objetivo general de esta investigación fue verificar el cumplimiento de los deberes, derechos y garantías del contribuyente previstos en la Constitución de la Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela, en los procedimientos tributarios de repetición de pagos y de recuperación de tributos, establecidos en el Capítulo III, Titulo IV del COT de 2001. En tal sentido, se realizó una investigación de tipo documental, bajo un diseño bibliogrfico identificando unidades de anlisis, para cuyo estudio se utilizaron los mtodos deductivo, de anlisis y síntesis, consultando principalmente fuentes secundarias tales como la Constitución Nacional de 1999 y el Código Orgnico Tributario de 2001. De la misma manera, se consultaron autores, de los cuales se obtuvo información a travs de documentos que sustentan los objetivos generales y específicos, tcnicas de observación documental e interpretación clsica del Derecho y del Derecho Tributario. Para el estudio de los resultados, se establecieron categorías de anlisis a objeto de guiar la recolección y presentación de los resultados, determinndose las siguientes conclusiones: (a La Nueva Constitución Nacional establece el mandato expreso de la reforma del COT, aún cuando tal reforma se transformó en un COT totalmente remozado. (b En la Constitución Nacional de 1999, los Principios Tributarios se encuentran mejor explicados. (c En los procedimientos de repetición de pago y recuperación de tributos, las funciones de la Administración Tributaria son ejecutadas incorrectamente por los operadores jurídicos, bien sea por los abusos en el ejercicio de sus funciones, o por los privilegios de la auto-tutela administrativa, que convierten a la relación jurídica, en una relación de hecho por las violaciones al debido proceso, especialmente el derecho a la defensa, a ser oído y a la presunción de inocencia, establecidas en el artículo 49 de la Carta Magna Venezolana.

  18. Ocean Circulation and Water Mass Characteristics around the Galápagos Archipelago Simulated by a Multiscale Nested Ocean Circulation Model

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    Full Text Available Ocean circulation and water mass characteristics around the Galápagos Archipelago are studied using a four-level nested-domain ocean system (HYCOM. The model sensitivity to atmospheric forcing frequency and spatial resolution is examined. Results show, that with prescribed atmospheric forcing, HYCOM can generally simulate the major El Niño events especially the strong 1997-1998 events. Waters surrounding the archipelago show a large range of temperature and salinity in association with four different current systems. West zones of Isabella and Fernandina Islands are the largest upwelling zones, resulting from the collision of the Equatorial Undercurrent (EUC with the islands, bringing relatively colder, salty waters to the surface and marking the location of the highest biological production. Model results, which agree well with observations, show a seasonal cycle in the transport of the EUC, reaching a maximum during the late spring/early summer and minimum in the late fall. The far northern region is characterized by warmer, fresher water with the greatest mixed layer depth as a result of Panama Current waters entering from the northeast. Water masses over the remainder of the region result from mixing of cool Peru Current waters and upwelled Cold Tongue waters entering from the east.

  19. Lunar cycles in diel prey migrations exert a stronger effect on the diving of juveniles than adult Galápagos fur seals.

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    Horning, M; Trillmich, F

    1999-06-01

    In our study of the development of diving in Galápagos fur seals, we analysed changes in diving activity and body mass trends over the lunar cycle. Based on previously observed lunar cycles in colony attendance patterns, we hypothesized a greater impact of prey migrations of deep scattering layer organisms on younger fur seals. Using electronic dive recorders, we determined that seals dived less and deeper on moonlit nights than at new moon, and incurred body mass losses. These changes in foraging over the lunar cycle correlate with the suppression of the vertical migration of prey by lunar light. All effects were more pronounced in juveniles than adult females, with greater relative mass loss during full moon, which must (i) negatively affect long-term juvenile growth rates, (ii) lengthen periods of maternal dependence, and (iii) contribute to the lowest reproductive rate reported for seals. This underlines the importance of studying ontogeny in order to understand life histories, and for determining the susceptibility of animal populations to fluctuations in food availability.

  20. Xylitol production by yeasts isolated from rotting wood in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, and description of Cyberlindnera galapagoensis f.a., sp. nov.

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    Guamán-Burneo, Maria C; Dussán, Kelly J; Cadete, Raquel M; Cheab, Monaliza A M; Portero, Patricia; Carvajal-Barriga, Enrique J; da Silva, Sílvio S; Rosa, Carlos A

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    This study evaluated D-xylose-assimilating yeasts that are associated with rotting wood from the Galápagos Archipelago, Ecuador, for xylitol production from hemicellulose hydrolysates. A total of 140 yeast strains were isolated. Yeasts related to the clades Yamadazyma, Kazachstania, Kurtzmaniella, Lodderomyces, Metschnikowia and Saturnispora were predominant. In culture assays using sugarcane bagasse hemicellulose hydrolysate, Candida tropicalis CLQCA-24SC-125 showed the highest xylitol production, yield and productivity (27.1 g L(-1) xylitol, Y p/s (xyl) = 0.67 g g(-1), Qp = 0.38 g L(-1). A new species of Cyberlindnera, strain CLQCA-24SC-025, was responsible for the second highest xylitol production (24 g L(-1), Y p/s (xyl) = 0.64 g g(-1), Qp = 0.33 g L(-1) h(-1)) on sugarcane hydrolysate. The new xylitol-producing species Cyberlindnera galapagoensis f.a., sp. nov., is proposed to accommodate the strain CLQCA-24SC-025(T) (=UFMG-CM-Y517(T); CBS 13997(T)). The MycoBank number is MB 812171.

  1. MODELAMIENTO DE SISTEMAS HÍBRIDOS PARA ABASTECIMIENTO DE ENERGÍA A UNA DESALADORA EN LAS ISLAS GALÁPAGOS

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    Ángel Guillemes Peira

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    Full Text Available El trabajo tuvo como objetivo modelar los sistemas híbridos basados en las energías renovables, que proporcionen las necesidades energéticas a una planta desaladora (ósmosis inversa, con una capacidad de producción de 50 m3/día. Para el procesamiento de los datos se utilizó el software Hybrid Optimization Model for Electric Renewables. Se tomaron como elementos de partida la demanda eléctrica de una planta desaladora estándar, las especificaciones técnicas de los equipos utilizados, así como los potenciales de radiación solar y las velocidades de viento de la Isla San Cristóbal del archipiélago de Galápagos de Ecuador. Los resultados muestran que el sistema híbrido óptimo, desde el punto de vista técnico-económico es el eólico-fotovoltaico-diesel, compuesto por un aerogenerador, paneles fotovoltaicos, un banco de baterías y un generador diésel.

  2. ¿Es rentable el periodismo de calidad? Disposición al pago en Brasil y España

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    Full Text Available Resumen La profesión periodística afronta una crisis que, al cambio de siglo, se ha agravado con el establecimiento del paradigma digital y son muchos, medios y periodistas, los que se han visto incapacitados para adaptarse al nuevo entorno y aceptar la reforma transversal que la red ha incitado en el modelo de negocio. Este artículo explora la predisposición al pago por el periodismo digital de calidad con la intención de aportar ideas a los profesionales del sector y orientarles en su búsqueda para un negocio sostenible. El texto presenta las reflexiones de 26 periodistas y académicos de Brasil y España que se han recogido mediante entrevistas estandarizadas no programadas. Los resultados muestran la necesidad de fidelizar al público mediante contenido digital exclusivo, participativo y de fácil acceso, aunque se evidencian igualmente las carencias en la formación y adaptación de los profesionales, así como las limitaciones impuestas por el mercado, los internautas y las herramientas digitales.

  3. Sistemas de determinación del precio y condiciones de pago en el contrato internacional de construcción

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    Maximiliano Rodríguez Fernández

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Las incipientes economías latinoamericanas requieren de la implantación de mega proyectos de infraestructura y tecnología a través de los cuales se impulse el desarrollo sostenible del programa estatal que supone el Estado Social Democrático de Derecho; la mayor de las veces, tales proyectos resultan mejor realizados por agentes foráneos que cuentan con la experiencia, solidez financiera y capacidad técnica requerida, de allí que las relaciones que se traban entre los contratistas extranjeros y el empleador estatal, se rijan por los modelos contractuales que sugiere la práctica mercantil internacional para el ámbito de la construcción. Las dificultades que suponen la armonización de las cláusulas sugeridas y el conjunto normativo que regula la materia en el ordenamiento jurídico en el que se implanta el proyecto, particularmente el colombiano, constituyen la motivación de este artículo, con el que se pretende exponer las líneas generales del contrato internacional de construcción, los supuestos y los principales métodos para la determinación del precio, las condiciones de pago y la moneda en que se fija el precio en el contrato internacional de construcción que haya de ser ejecutado en Colombia.

  4. Sistemas de determinación del precio y condiciones de pago en el contrato internacional de construcción

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    Maximiliano Rodríguez Fernández

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Las incipientes economías latinoamericanas requieren de la implantación de mega proyectos de infraestructura y tecnología a través de los cuales se impulse el desarrollo sostenible del programa estatal que supone el Estado Social Democrático de Derecho; la mayor de las veces, tales proyectos resultan mejor realizados por agentes foráneos que cuentan con la experiencia, solidez financiera y capacidad técnica requerida, de allí que las relaciones que se traban entre los contratistas extranjeros y el empleador estatal, se rijan por los modelos contractuales que sugiere la práctica mercantil internacional para el ámbito de la construcción. Las dificultades que suponen la armonización de las cláusulas sugeridas y el conjunto normativo que regula la materia en el ordenamiento jurídico en el que se implanta el proyecto, particularmente el colombiano, constituyen la motivación de este artículo, con el que se pretende exponer las líneas generales del contrato internacional de construcción, los supuestos y los principales métodos para la determinación del precio, las condiciones de pago y la moneda en que se fija el precio en el contrato internacional de construcción que haya de ser ejecutado en Colombia.

  5. Análisis económico-político de la balanza de pagos de Colombia (1994-2013

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    Mariluz Nova Laverde

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Mediante el marco interpretativo de economía-política que comprende los nuevos patrones de acumulación capitalista, el presente documento muestra las recientes dinámicas registradas en la balanza de pagos de Colombia en correspondencia con la consolidación de un modelo económico de enclave, afianzado en procesos de producción extractiva, financiarización, transnacionalización y desnacionalización de la economía. En este orden, se llama la atención sobre la necesidad de orientar la política macroeconómica en función de un desarrollo nacional sostenible.******Through the interpretative framework of political economy which involves the new patterns of capital accumulation, this article shows current dynamics registered in the balance of payments in Colombia corresponding to the consolidation of an enclave economic model. This model has been strengthened in extractive production processes, financialization, transnationalization and denationalization of economy. Thus, special attention is given to the need to guide macroeconomic policy towards a national sustainable development.

  6. MECANISMOS JURÍDICOS DIRIGIDOS A SALVAGUARDAR EL DERECHO A LA SALUD POR EL INCUMPLIMIENTO EN EL PAGO DE APORTES AL SISTEMA GENERAL DE SEGURIDAD SOCIAL EN SALUD POR PARTE DEL EMPLEADOR

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    Eraclio Arenas Gallego

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta los resultados de la investigación institucional denominada: “Implicaciones socio-jurídicas del incumplimiento del pago de los aportes al régimen contributivo del sistema general de seguridad social en salud por parte del empleador”, desarrollada bajo la coyuntura que traza la necesidad de determinar los mecanismos legales y jurisprudenciales, así como su eficacia y eficiencia, dentro de los contenidos que se presentan en la actualidad del ordenamiento jurídico nacional y su real aplicación.

  7. Océaniques ou américaines? Analyse comparative du rattachement à l’Amérique des Galápagos et de l’île de Pâques

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    Christophe Grenier

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Extrêmement isolées jusqu'à ce qu'elles soient rattachées à l'Amérique selon des processus semblables, Galápagos et île de Pâques sont des espaces ouverts ou trappes du système Monde avant d'être respectivement intégrées à l'Équateur et au Chili grâce à leurs aéroports, au développement d'un tourisme fondé sur leur renommée scientifique et à l'immigration du continent

  8. Giant Galápagos tortoises; molecular genetic analyses identify a trans-island hybrid in a repatriation program of an endangered taxon

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    Caccone Adalgisa

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Giant Galápagos tortoises on the island of Española have been the focus of an intensive captive breeding-repatriation programme for over 35 years that saved the taxon from extinction. However, analysis of 118 samples from released individuals indicated that the bias sex ratio and large variance in reproductive success among the 15 breeders has severely reduced the effective population size (Ne. Results We report here that an analysis of an additional 473 captive-bred tortoises released back to the island reveals an individual (E1465 that exhibits nuclear microsatellite alleles not found in any of the 15 breeders. Statistical analyses incorporating genotypes of 304 field-sampled individuals from all populations on the major islands indicate that E1465 is most probably a hybrid between an Española female tortoise and a male from the island of Pinzón, likely present on Española due to human transport. Conclusion Removal of E1465 as well as its father and possible (half-siblings is warranted to prevent further contamination within this taxon of particular conservation significance. Despite this detected single contamination, it is highly noteworthy to emphasize the success of this repatriation program conducted over nearly 40 years and involving release of over 2000 captive-bred tortoises that now reproduce in situ. The incorporation of molecular genetic analysis of the program is providing guidance that will aid in monitoring the genetic integrity of this ambitious effort to restore a unique linage of a spectacular animal.

  9. Joint modeling of canopy interception and soil water flow to compare infiltration rates below two land covers (Galápagos Islands)

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    Dominguez, C.; Pryet, A.; Gonzalez, A.; Tournebize, J.; Chaumont, C.; Villacis, M.; D'ozouville, N. I.; Violette, S.

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    Most volcanic islands face issues due to an imbalance between constantly increasing population and limited freshwater resources. In this context, groundwater exploitation is a valuable strategy and the estimation of recharge rates is crucial for water management planning, specially considering the changes in land use. In the present study we aim to assess the impact of land cover change on the groundwater recharge at the Santa Cruz Island (Galápagos), where a marked vegetation zonation is observed on the windward side. We studied during one year two adjacent land covers that extend on the majority of the island: a secondary forest and a pasture land. We monitored the climatic variables and throughfall over the pasture and under the forest, respectively. At both plots, the soil water suction was measured with automatic tensiometers in a vertical profile at different soil depth. We associate (i) a Rutter-type canopy interception model, with (ii) a 1-D physically-based variably saturated flow model. This allows the estimation of interception losses, cloud water interception, plant transpiration, runoff and deep percolation. The model was calibrated with the throughfall and soil water suction measurements. The model reveals contrasting behaviors in the soil water transfers between the two plots. The difference could be attributed to the reduction of the net precipitation input at the forest, which is caused by higher evaporation losses at the canopy. The approach provides insights about the soil water dynamics under different land covers, and may help to assess the effect of land use change in the groundwater recharge of a vast region of the island.

  10. Pago por desempeño explicado desde la teoría de costos de transacción Pay for performance explained by transaction costs theory

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    Yuri Gorbaneff

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Evaluar la capacidad de la teoría de costos de transacción para explicar los incentivos en la cadena de salud. Métodos: Estudio de un caso de CPS, una aseguradora de salud en Bogotá (Colombia, que prefiere no publicar su nombre. Resultados: CPS se mueve en el ambiente de altos costos de transacción y utiliza la forma híbrida de gobernación en el nivel ambulatorio. La intensidad de incentivos, el control administrativo y el contrato están de acuerdo con la teoría. En el nivel hospitalario, a pesar de la alta incertidumbre, se utiliza el mercado. Los incentivos discretos tipo (1,0 y la ausencia de control administrativo dificultan a CPS relacionar el pago con el desempeño hospitalario. Conclusiones: La teoría de costos de transacción explica satisfactoriamente la configuración de los incentivos. Otro aporte a la literatura lo constituye el criterio para diferenciar entre mercado e híbrido. Se propone que para el mercado son característicos incentivos discretos tipo (1,0, mientras que para híbrido son los incentivos continuos tipo comisión.Objective: To evaluate the ability of transaction costs theory to explain incentives in the health care chain. Methods: We performed a case study of CPS, a health insurance company in Bogota (Colombia, which preferred not to publish its name. Results: CPS moves in the environment of high transaction costs and uses the hybrid form of governance at the outpatient level. Incentive intensity, administrative control and the contract all agree with the theory. At the hospital level, the market is used, despite greater uncertainty. Because of the discrete form (1.0 of the incentives and the absence of administrative control, it is difficult for CPS to relate payment to hospital performance. Conclusions: Transaction costs theory explains the configuration of incentives. Another contribution made by this theory to the literature is the criterion to differentiate between the market and the hybrid

  11. Progressive colonization and restricted gene flow shape island-dependent population structure in Galápagos marine iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus

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    Snell Howard L

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Marine iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus inhabit the coastlines of large and small islands throughout the Galápagos archipelago, providing a rich system to study the spatial and temporal factors influencing the phylogeographic distribution and population structure of a species. Here, we analyze the microevolution of marine iguanas using the complete mitochondrial control region (CR as well as 13 microsatellite loci representing more than 1200 individuals from 13 islands. Results CR data show that marine iguanas occupy three general clades: one that is widely distributed across the northern archipelago, and likely spread from east to west by way of the South Equatorial current, a second that is found mostly on the older eastern and central islands, and a third that is limited to the younger northern and western islands. Generally, the CR haplotype distribution pattern supports the colonization of the archipelago from the older, eastern islands to the younger, western islands. However, there are also signatures of recurrent, historical gene flow between islands after population establishment. Bayesian cluster analysis of microsatellite genotypes indicates the existence of twenty distinct genetic clusters generally following a one-cluster-per-island pattern. However, two well-differentiated clusters were found on the easternmost island of San Cristóbal, while nine distinct and highly intermixed clusters were found on youngest, westernmost islands of Isabela and Fernandina. High mtDNA and microsatellite genetic diversity were observed for populations on Isabela and Fernandina that may be the result of a recent population expansion and founder events from multiple sources. Conclusions While a past genetic study based on pure FST analysis suggested that marine iguana populations display high levels of nuclear (but not mitochondrial gene flow due to male-biased dispersal, the results of our sex-biased dispersal tests and the

  12. H09189: NOS Hydrographic Survey , Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa

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  15. Anestesia para separação de gêmeos isquiópagos no período neonatal: relato de caso Anestesia para separación de gemelos isquiópagos en el período neonatal Anesthetic management for neonatal conjoined twins separation: case report

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    Norma Sueli Pinheiro Módolo

    2002-07-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A separação de gêmeos unidos causa grande interesse devido à complexidade da anestesia e cirurgia, à raridade da patologia e às poucas chances de sobrevida. O objetivo desta descrição é o de contribuir para a literatura existente, relatando os desafios encontrados por nossa equipe no atendimento à cirurgia-anestesia de separação de gêmeos isquiópagos. RELATO DO CASO: Pacientes gêmeos, nascidos a termo, de parto cesariano, pesando juntos 5.100 g, classificados como isquiópagus tetrapus. Duas equipes anestésico-cirúrgicas estavam presentes, sendo o procedimento anestésico esquematizado com aparelho de anestesia, cardioscópio, capnógrafo, oxímetro de pulso, termômetro elétrico, estetoscópio esofágico, todos em dobro. Realizou-se indução anestésica com halotano e fentanil, com os gêmeos em posição lateral e com rotação da cabeça em 45º para facilitar a intubação traqueal. Os recém-nascidos foram mantidos em ventilação controlada manualmente, utilizando o sistema de Rees-Baraka. A anestesia foi mantida com halotano, oxigênio e fentanil. Durante o per-operatório, foram encontrados órgãos abdominais duplos, com exceção do cólon, que era único. As bexigas e os ísquios estavam ligados. Ao final da cirurgia as duas crianças apresentavam-se com sinais vitais estáveis. Os gêmeos permaneceram na Unidade de Terapia Intensiva (UTI Neonatal por quatro semanas e receberam alta em bom estado geral. CONCLUSÕES: Ressalta-se a importância do entrosamento da equipe, do estudo retrospectivo multidisciplinar, da monitorização adequada e acurada observação clínica; todos esses fatores contribuíram para a boa evolução e alta dos gêmeos.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: La separación de gemelos unidos causa gran interés debido a la complexidad de la anestesia y cirugía, a la raridad de la patología y a las pocas chances de sobrevida. El objetivo de esta descripción es el de contribuir

  16. Efecto de actividades turísticas sobre el comportamiento de fauna representativa de las Islas Galápagos, Ecuador Short-term effects of tourism activities on the behavior of representative fauna on the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

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    Fernanda González-Pérez

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Fueron consideradas clave para actividades turísticas en 16 sitios de las Islas Galápagos: la raya sartén marmoleada (Taeniura meyeri, raya águila (Aetobatus narinari, tiburón de aleta blanca (Triaenodon obesus, tortuga verde (Chelonia mydas, cormorán no volador (Phalacrocorax harrisi y lobo marino de Galápagos (Zalophus califórnianus, con el objetivo de analizar reacciones a corto plazo ante actividades de buceo apnea o "snorkeling", buceo autónomo o "scuba", paseos en bote o "panga-ride" y caminatas. Para cada especie se documentó su comportamiento al momento del encuentro con los turistas y su reacción ante dicha situación. El uso del Análisis de Correspondencias reveló que el tipo de reacción de las especies depende significativamente de la actividad turística, a excepción de las rayas sartén marmoleada y águila. Asimismo, los análisis indican que, a nivel de especie, cada actividad turística estuvo asociada significativamente con reacciones animales particulares. Esto sugiere que las especies analizadas son sensibles ante determinadas actividades turísticas, por lo que se deberían implementar recomendaciones de manejo a fin de garantizar la sustentabilidad del ecoturismo.This study focused on the short-term reactions of six key species (Taeniura meyeri, Aetobatus narinari, Triaendon obesus, Chelonia mydas, Phalacrocorax harrisi, and Zalophus califórnianus during tourism activities (SCUBA diving, panga-ride, snorkeling, and hiking at 16 tourist sites on the islands. For each species we recorded its behavior when first encountering tourists and its reaction following this encounter. A Correspondence Analysis revealed that the type of reaction of the species depended significantly on the type of touristic activity, with the exception of the black spotted and eagle rays. Moreover, the analysis showed that, for each species, the different tourist activities were significantly associated with particular animal activities

  17. Pago por servicio ambiental hídrico para la implementación de perímetros de protección de fuentes de agua destinadas al consumo humano

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    José Emilio Baró

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available La protección frente a la contaminación de las fuentes de abastecimiento de agua potable es una necesidad imperiosa para salvaguardar la salud de los habitantes de una región. En el caso de que esta fuente de agua sea subterránea, se pueden definir zonas de protección de la fuente de abastecimiento mediante la delimitación de los perímetros de protección, los cuales definen áreas en donde se limitan una serie de actividades económicas que pueden contaminar las aguas subterráneas. La implementación de estos perímetros se puede facilitar si se aplica el pago del servicio ambiental como una herramienta para proporcionar beneficios económicos a los afectados por las restricciones impuestas por los perímetros de protección, de forma que las áreas protegidas se destinen a otros usos no contaminantes (áreas verdes, zonas recreativas.

  18. Experiencias nicaragüenses en la implementación de mecanismos financieros de pago por servicios ambientales enfocados en agua, captura de carbono y belleza escénica

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    María Encarnación Juárez Martínez

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    Full Text Available El sistema de pagos por servicios ambientales en Nicaragua (PSA es incipiente. Las experiencias de estos años, bajo el enfoque de cuencas en recursos hídricos, captura de carbono y belleza escénica, son el principal soporte para la aprobación de la Ley de PSA de Nicaragua, que daría respuesta a la mayoría de los problemas planteados en este estudio. En este trabajo se sistematiza el marco legal y normativo que respalda las iniciativas de PSA en Nicaragua y los proyectos de PSA desarrollados y en desarrollo, describiendo en tal caso los mecanismos de implementación y resultados obtenidos.  Se realizó una revisión bibliográfica y se efectuaron entrevistas a los técnicos de las instituciones participantes en PSA. Todos los proyectos ejecutados y en ejecución son a escala local con la cooperación de algunas ONG, alcaldías y universidades.  El instrumento legal utilizado para la implementación de PSA, es la ordenanza municipal.

  19. Viabilidad del pago de servicios ambientales hidrológicos PSAH en el Perú – Evaluación del piloto de conservación del servicio ecosistémico en Moyabamba – San Martín – lineamientos para políticas públicas en PSAH

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    Tipacti Milachay, Miguel Ángel

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    Con el objetivo de contribuir en la definición de Políticas Públicas para (a gestión sostenible de los servicios ambientales hidrológicos (SAH) en el Perú; la presente investigación hace un análisis del panorama andino y nacional respecto al tema del pago de servicios ambientales hidrológicos. Asimismo, evalúa una de las pocas experiencias que se vienen desarrollando en el Perú, como es el caso de SAH en Moyobamba en el departamento de San Martín. Por lo actual y novedoso del tema se fusi...

  20. Payment for performance in the Family Health Programme: lessons from the UK Quality and Outcomes Framework Pago para desempeño en el Programa Salud de la Familia y lecciones del Quality and Outcomes Framework de Inglaterra Pagamento para desempenho no Programa Saúde da Família: lições do Quality and Outcomes Framework da Inglaterra

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    Matthew Harris

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Payment for performance financial incentive schemes reward doctors based on the quality and the outcomes of their treatment. In Brazil, the Ministry of Health is looking to scale up its use in public hospitals and some municipalities are developing payment for performance schemes even for the Family Health Programme. In this article the Quality and Outcomes Framework used in the UK since 2004 is discussed, as well as its experience to elaborate some important lessons that Brazilian municipalities should consider before embarking on payment for performance scheme in primary care settings.Esquemas de pago para desempeño recompensan el médico basado en la calidad y en el resultado del tratamiento de sus pacientes. El Ministerio de la Salud brasileño analiza su uso en hospitales públicos y algunos municipios están desarrollando estrategias de pago por desempeño para el Programa de Salud de la Familia. En el artículo se discute el Quality and Outcomes Framework - esquema de pago para desempeño usada en el Reino Unido desde 2004, así como su experiencia para elaborar algunas lecciones importantes que los municipios brasileños deben considerar antes de emprender el esquema de pago por desempeño en la atención primaria.OBJETIVO: Esquemas de pagamento para desempenho recompensam o médico baseado na qualidade e no resultado do tratamento dos seus pacientes. O Ministério da Saúde brasileiro analisa seu uso em hospitais públicos e alguns municípios estão desenvolvendo estratégias de pagamento por desempenho para o Programa de Saúde da Família. No artigo discute-se o Quality and Outcomes Framework - esquema de pagamento para desempenho usado no Reino Unido desde 2004, bem como sua experiência para elaborar algumas lições importantes que os municípios brasileiros devem considerar antes de empreender o esquema de pagamento por desempenho na atenção primária.

  1. Tendência histórica de preços pagos ao produtor na pecuária do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Price tendency received by livestock farmers in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Renato Santos de Souza

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho analisa a evolução histórica dos preços pagos ao produtor dos principais produtos pecuários do Rio Grande do Sul nas últimas três décadas, dando especial atenção às tendências ocorridas a partir da década de 90 e, principalmente, após a estabilização monetária obtida com o Plano Real de 1994. A pesquisa foi realizada com base no histórico de preços médios mensais pagos ao produtor, coletados pela Emater/RS, abrangendo o período de janeiro de 1973 a dezembro de 2004. A análise permitiu concluir que todos os produtos pesquisados (carnes bovina, ovina, suína e de frango, ovos e leite apresentaram uma desvalorização significativa em seus preços reais entre os anos de 1973 e 2004, com tendência declinante até 1994, sendo que o período entre o início da década de 80 e meados da década de 90 foi o de maior declínio nos preços. Além disso, concluiu-se que o período pós-Plano Real foi marcado por uma estabilização dos preços reais da maioria dos produtos analisados, exceto dos preços de produtos da ovinocultura, que apresentaram tendência de elevação no período.This work analyses the historical evolution of prices paid to farmers of main animal derived products from the state of Rio Grande do Sul for the last three decades, emphasizing tendencies that occurred since the 90s, and mainly after the monetary stabilization obtained in 1994 with the "Plano Real". This study was based on records of median monthly prices paid to the farmer, collected by Emater/RS, considering the period since January 1973 until December 2004. The analysis concluded that all of the products considered (beef cattle, sheep and pork meat, poultry, eggs and milk presented a significant decrease in their real price value between 1973 and 2004, with decreasing tendency up to 1994, being that the period between the beginning of the 80s and midst 90s was the one with the highest decrease in prices. Furthermore, it was

  2. Diversity of compounds in femoral secretions of Galápagos iguanas (genera: Amblyrhynchus and Conolophus, and their potential role in sexual communication in lek-mating marine iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus

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    Alejandro Ibáñez

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    Full Text Available Background Chemical signals are widely used in the animal kingdom, enabling communication in various social contexts, including mate selection and the establishment of dominance. Femoral glands, which produce and release waxy secretions into the environment, are organs of central importance in lizard chemical communication. The Galápagos marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus is a squamate reptile with a lek-mating system. Although the lekking behaviour of marine iguanas has been well-studied, their potential for sexual communication via chemical cues has not yet been investigated. Here we describe the diversity of the lipophilic fraction of males’ femoral gland secretions among 11 island populations of marine iguanas, and compare it with the composition of its sister species, the Galápagos land iguana (Conolophus subcristatus. We also conducted behavioural observations in marine iguana territorial males in order to explore the possible function of these substances in the context of male dominance in leks. Methods Femoral secretions were analysed by gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC–MS, and chromatography with a flame ionisation detector (GC-FID in order to characterise the lipophilic composition. To understand the potential role of femoral secretions in marine iguana intraspecific communication, territorial males were sampled for their femoral glands and monitored to record their head bob rate—a territorial display behaviour in males—as well as the number of females present in their leks. Results We found that the gland secretions were composed of ten saturated and unsaturated carboxylic acids ranging in chain length between C16 and C24, as well as three sterols. Cholesterol was the main compound found. Intriguingly, land iguanas have a higher diversity of lipophilic compounds, with structural group of lipids (i.e. aldehydes entirely absent in marine iguanas; overall the chemical signals of both species were strongly

  3. Hacia un enfoque institucional de los Pagos por Servicios Ambientales: perspectivas sobre la oferta y la demanda de servicios ambientales a partir de dos estudios de caso en la frontera agrícola nicaragüense

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    Gert Van Hecken

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    Full Text Available Basado en evidencia empírica de dos estudios de caso en Nicaragua, en este artículo examinamos el concepto de Pagos por Servicios Ambientales (PSA tanto desde una perspectiva de demanda como de oferta. Primero, nuestro análisis de un proyecto de PSA para la promoción de prácticas silvopastoriles sugiere que una combinación de factores económicos y no-económicos motivó a los agricultores a adoptar las prácticas deseadas. El segundo estudio de caso evalúa la propensión a pagar (PAP por un mejor suministro local de agua potable en una cuenca hidrográfica. A pesar de la existencia de una demanda por un servicio mejorado de agua potable en la cuenca baja y una consciencia de interdependencias entre la cuenca alta y la cuenca baja, la viabilidad de un sistema de PSA con financiamiento local es debilitada por la existencia de percepciones locales sobre externalidades agrícolas y derechos (formales e informales de uso de la tierra y de otros recursos naturales. Concluimos que el enfoque 'mercantil-Coasiano' de PSA falla primordialmente al no considerar las interacciones complejas e inevitables entre los mecanismos de PSA y el contexto institucional más amplio en el cual están inmersos. Por tanto, un enfoque más flexible que reconoce los resultados complejos proviniendo de interacciones institucionales podría ser más apropiado para investigar las oportunidades y limitaciones de sistemas de PSA y de otros instrumentos de gobernanza de los recursos naturales.

  4. Tendência histórica de preços pagos ao produtor de hortifrutigranjeiros do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Historical Tendency of prices paid to the horticultural farmers in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    João Garibaldi Almeida Viana

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho tem como objetivo analisar a evolução histórica dos preços pagos ao produtor de hortifrutigranjeiros do Rio Grande do Sul no período de 1973 a 2006, dando especial atenção ao período anterior e posterior à estabilização monetária alcançada com o Plano Real de 1994. As séries históricas de preços nominais mensais dos produtos hortifrutigranjeiros analisados (aipim, batata, cebola, tomate, laranja, bergamota, maçã, pêssego e uva foram disponibilizadas pela EMATER-RS. O trabalho permitiu concluir que todos os produtos analisados apresentaram desvalorização significativa em seus preços de 1973 a 2006. Constatou-se que a década de 1980 foi o período de maior desvalorização para a horticultura, e o período pós-Plano Real foi o de maior desvalorização para a fruticultura.The aim of this study is to analyze the historical evolution of prices paid to the horticultural farmers in Rio Grande do Sul, between 1973 and 2006, paying especial attention to the period before and after the monetary stabilization achieved through the Plano Real, in 1994. The historical series of nominal monthly prices of the analyzed horticultural products (cassava, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, oranges, satsumas, apples, peaches and grapes were obtained from EMATER-RS. Through this study it was possible to conclude that all of the products analyzed had a significant decline in their prices from 1973 to 2006. It was verified that the eighties represent the period with the highest price drops for horticulture, and the period after the implementation of the Plano Real had the strongest price reductions for fruits.

  5. El pago de servicios ambientales como instrumento de gestión ambiental para el abastecimiento sostenible de agua potable a la ciudad de Río Blanco, Nicaragua

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    Yuri Marín

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available SE REALIZÓ UNA VALORACIÓN ECONÓMICA DE LOS RECURSOS HÍDRICOS DE LA microcuenca “La Golondrina” y se formuló una propuesta de operatoria de Pago de Servicios Ambientales para su conservación. El área de estudio corresponde al Cerro Musún, una reserva protegida bajo co-manejo, principal fuente abastecedora de agua potable a la ciudad Río Blanco. La metodología implicó: elaboración de balance hídrico para determinar la oferta hídrica, identificación de zonas críticas para la estimación de los costos ambientales; valoración contingente para estimar la disposición a pagar de la población (DAP, y revisión del marco legal e institucional que regula los recursos hídricos y las facultades de los municipios para la gestión ambiental. Los resultados del estudio indican que los problemas de la microcuenca son de calidad y no de cantidad de agua. Los costos ambientales ($26,980 dólares/año, permitirían implementar un plan de manejo para reubicación de bebederos, reforestación, letrinificación y medidas para la reconversión productiva de áreas degradadas circundantes, con sistemas agroforestales y silvopastoriles. Los ingresos esperados por DAP ($28,100 dólares/año, permiten cubrir totalmente los costos de conservación; se concluye entonces, que el Fondo Ambiental municipal resulta ser social y económicamente viable de implementar.

  6. Payments for Environmental Services: Can They Work? Systèmes de paiement pour services environnementaux : une solution efficace ? Le cas du Mexique Pago por Servicios Ambientales: ¿Pueden funcionar? El caso de México

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    Helena García Romero

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    marginalisées. Toutefois, son impact en termes d’évitement de la déforestation n’est pas très important en raison d’un compromis interne entre les objectifs sociaux et de conservation qui empêche d’obtenir les résultats attendus. Pour harmoniser les deux types d’objectifs, il est indispensable de prendre en compte la nécessité d’une négociation continue des objectifs et des mécanismes permettant de les atteindre entre les différentes parties prenantes : gouvernement, bureaucratie, organisations non-gouvernementales (ONG, et communautés locales. La compréhension et l’anticipation de ce processus d’intervention peuvent permettre d’atteindre les résultats souhaités des programmes PES en termes de réduction de la pauvreté et de conservation des écosystèmes.  Los programas de Pago por Servicios Ambientales (PSA pueden servir como instrumentos de política para lograr objetivos de conservación a través de mecanismos de incentivos. Sin embargo, su éxito depende en gran medida de las soluciones particulares que se den a las limitantes y retos de economía política. El caso mexicano ilustra este tema y provee lecciones útiles sobre el diseño e implementación de un PSA. El Programa de Pago por Servicios Ambientales mexicano ha estado en operación desde 2003. Su objetivo es preservar bosques bien conservados y tener un impacto social a través de pagos a las comunidades con mayor grado de marginación. No obstante, el impacto del programa en términos de deforestación evitada no ha sido muy grande. Esto se debe a fallas en la focalización del programa fruto de la disyuntiva entre objetivos sociales y de conservación. Para alinear ambos objetivos se debe tomar en cuenta la negociación continua sobre el propósito del PSA y los mecanismos de focalización que se da entre los actores relevantes en el diseño y ejecución del programa: gobierno, burocracia, OSCs y comunidades locales. Entender y anticipar ese proceso de política puede

  7. Un registro de 6 000 años de manifestaciones intensas del fenómeno de El Niño en sedimentos de lagunas de las islas Galápagos

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    Full Text Available UN ENREGISTREMENT DE 6 000 ANS DE MANIFESTATIONS INTENSES DU PHÉNOMÈNE EL NIÑO DANS LES SÉDIMENTS LACUSTRES DES ILES GALÁPAGOS. La plupart des modèles visant à fournir un pronostic du phénomène El Niño nécessitent des données historiques sur les variations du climat. C’est spécialement important pour les climatologues qui ont besoin de données les plus anciennes possible. Nous avons trouvé, dans les sédiments lacustres des îles Galápagos un des enregistrements les plus anciens et complets, qui puisse rendre compte de la fréquence des événements El Niño de forte intensité. Les pluies torrentielles provoquées par El Niño abaissent considérablement la salinité des lagons des îles. Il est possible de détecter ces variations dans les sédiments par une analyse minéralogique et géochimique. La formation d’une strate d’eau douce entraîne le changement des micro-algues (diatomées. Ces diatomées ont des membranes cellulaires de silice qui permettent leur conservation dans les sédiments. Une carotte de 4,17 m prélevée sur le lac de cratère de Bainbridge au sud-est de l’île de Santiago nous a fourni un historique détaillé de ces variations de salinité. Cette carotte a été totalement datée au radiocarbone (AMS avec une date de départ de 6 170 ± 55 ans. Nous avons décrit la stratigraphie minéralogique et géochimique complète de cette carotte qui suggère que le lac s’est maintenu sursaturé en sels tout au long de cette période avec plusieurs périodes de courte durée de salinité plus basse que nous attribuons à un accroissement des précipitations dû à l’ENSO. Ces périodes se manifestent sous la forme de 83 bandes minces (<2mm, riches en matière organique et qui contiennent des espèces de diatomées indicatrices de basse salinité. La plupart de ces bandes apparaissent au cours des derniers 2 500 ans et sont encore plus fréquentes au cours des deniers 800-1 000 ans. En plus de l

  8. A relação entre o preço pago pelo consumidor de carne bovina em Santa Maria e o recebido pelo produtor de gado de corte no Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Relationship between price paid by consumers in Santa Maria and prices paid to beef cattle farmers in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    João Garibaldi Almeida Viana

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo analisa em que medida os preços pagos pelos consumidores de carne bovina - ponto final da cadeia - são repassados ao produtor. Os preços dos diferentes cortes de carne foram coletados através de pesquisa mensal de preços, em quatro supermercados de Santa Maria, RS, Brasil. Depois de obtidos os valores percentuais dos diferentes cortes na composição da carcaça, estes valores foram multiplicados pelo preço pago pelo consumidor, obtendo-se assim os preços e as proporções dos cortes referentes ao valor ajustado de um quilo de carcaça pago pelo consumidor. Para a obtenção do preço médio do kg do boi vivo recebido pelos produtores, foram considerados os preços coletados pela EMATER-RS. Verificou-se uma baixa variação ao longo do ano das partes componentes da carcaça, na contribuição do preço total. Na média, o dianteiro contribui com 26,10%, o costilhar com 13,40% e o traseiro com 60,50% do preço total da carcaça. O setor a jusante na cadeia bovina tem função reguladora do preço final ao consumidor, com uma margem de operação de 7,61 pontos ao longo do ano. Nos três quadrimestres ao longo do ano, a associação entre o preço recebido pelo produtor (PRP e o pago pelo consumidor (PPC teve um comportamento diferenciado. As associações verificadas foram fraca, negativamente forte e positivamente muito forte para o primeiro, segundo e terceiro quadrimestres, respectivamente.This study analyses how much of prices paid by the consumers of beef meat are passed on to the farmer. The prices of different types of beef cuts were collected monthly in four supermarkets in Santa Maria-RS, Brazil. The percentage values of different cuts were obtained and multiplied by the price paid by consumers. Thus, it was calculated the adjusted price of kilogram of carcass commercialized at supermarket. The average price per kilogram of live steers received by the farmer was collected by EMATER-RS. There was a low price variation

  9. En torno a la presión fiscal sobre las aljamas de judíos de Tarragona. Del pago de subsidios a la contribución en «coronatges» y «maridatges»

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    Morelló Baget, Jordi

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    coronatges» y «maridatges», cuya contribución en el caso de la aljama de Tarragona se hizo por medio de cuotas rebajadas, en sintonía con un largo proceso de recuperación demográfica y económica. El artículo incluye otras consideraciones relativas a la fiscalidad interna de esas comunidades, en concreto, la percepción y forma de gestión de las sisas (impuestos indirectos y su vinculación al pago de la deuda censal.

  10. H09188: NOS Hydrographic Survey , Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa, 1971-04-14

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  11. PacIOOS Nearshore Sensor 05 (NS05): Pago Pago, American Samoa

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  12. Tendência histórica de preços pagos ao produtor na agricultura de grãos do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Price tendency received by grain agricultural farmers in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Renato Santos de Souza

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho analisa a evolução histórica dos preços pagos ao produtor pelos principais produtos da agricultura do Rio Grande do Sul nas últimas três décadas, dando especial atenção às tendências ocorridas a partir da década de 90 e, principalmente, após a estabilização monetária obtida com o Plano Real de 1994. A metodologia utilizada foi a de análise de séries temporais, realizada com base no histórico de preços médios mensais pagos ao produtor, coletados pela Emater/RS, abrangendo o período de janeiro de 1973 a dezembro de 2005. A análise permitiu concluir que todos os produtos pesquisados (arroz, feijão, milho, soja e trigo apresentaram uma desvalorização significativa em seus preços reais entre os anos de 1973 e 2005, e que a década de 80 foi o período de maior declínio de preços. Além disso, constatou-se que o período após o Plano Real foi marcado pela inexistência de tendência de preços para arroz, trigo e milho, sobretudo pela forma errática com que os mesmos variaram, e pela leve tendência de elevação de preços da soja e de declínio de preços do feijão.This research examines the historical evolution of prices paid to farmers for the most important agricultural products in Rio Grande do Sul for the last three decades, by giving special attention to the changes in prices that occurred since the nineties, and mainly after the monetary stabilization obtained with the "Plano Real" in 1994. The methodology used was the times series, based on longitudinal data collected by Emater/RS regarding the average monthly prices paid to farmers, from January 1973 to December 2005. The results indicated that all studied products (rice, beans, corn, soy, and wheat had a significant decline in their real price values between the years of 1973 and 2005, and the biggest decline occured during the eighties. Besides, it was not identified a clear price trend for rice, wheat and corn in the period after the

  13. Multibeam collection for AHI-06-02: Multibeam data collected aboard Ahi from 2006-02-10 to 2006-03-10, departing from Pago Pago, American Samoa and returning to Pago Pago, American Samoa

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  14. Multibeam collection for AHI-04-02b: Multibeam data collected aboard Ahi from 2004-02-17 to 2004-03-12, departing from Pago Pago, American Samoa and returning to Pago Pago, American Samoa

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  15. Multibeam collection for KM0506: Multibeam data collected aboard Kilo Moana from 2005-04-04 to 2005-04-26, departing from Pago Pago, American Samoa and returning to Pago Pago, American Samoa

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  16. Multibeam collection for AHI-04-02a: Multibeam data collected aboard Ahi from 2004-02-05 to 2004-02-12, departing from Pago Pago, American Samoa and returning to Pago Pago, American Samoa

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  17. Multibeam collection for DRFT10RR: Multibeam data collected aboard Roger Revelle from 2002-03-07 to 2002-03-08, departing from Pago Pago, American Samoa and returning to Pago Pago, American Samoa

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  18. 75 FR 14571 - Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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    ... of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR) Conference Room, Pago Pago, American Samoa. The American... Commerce Government of American Samoa, Pago Pago, American Samoa. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty...

  19. 75 FR 69348 - Change of Addresses for Submission of Certain Reports; Technical Correction

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    ...: American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency, P.O. Box PPA, Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799.... Box PPA, Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799. * * * * * (EEE) Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana...

  20. CRED SVP Drifting Buoy Argos_ID 35648 Data Pago Pago, American Samoa, 200203-200204 (NODC Accession 0067474)

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  1. NOAA Office for Coastal Management Coastal Inundation Digital Elevation Model: Pago Pago Weather Service Office (PPG WSO) - Tutuila

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  2. Industry and Public Sector Cooperation for Information Sharing: Port of Honolulu

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    has family in nearby Pago Pago . The email has all the sad details of a 3 meter tsunami wave that hit Pago Pago , but nothing about Honolulu. 10:40...shares his news about Pago Pago . State Civil Defense has not been able to get through to any one on Pago Pago so she asks Sam for a copy of the email

  3. Introduced marine species in Pago Pago Harbor, Fagatele Bay and the national park coast, American Samoa: survey of October 2002 (NODC Accession 0002177)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The biological communities at ten sites around the Island of Tutuila, American Samoa were surveyed in October 2002 by a team of four investigators. Diving...

  4. Introduced Marine Species in Pago Pago Harbor, Fagatele Bay and the National Park Coast, American Samoa: Survey of October 2002 (NODC Accession 0002177)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The biological communities at ten sites around the Island of Tutuila, American Samoa were surveyed in October 2002 by a team of four investigators. Diving...

  5. Balanza de pagos, estabilidad y crecimiento en México 1979-2005

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    Yanod Márquez Aldana

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available En este escrito se usa, con buenos resultados, un modelo extendido que aprovecha la regla simple de Thirlwall. El crecimiento cayó del 6,76% anual en 1960-1981 al 2,95% en 1982-2004. Los flujos netos de capital, rentas y transferencias favorecen y estabilizan la economía, pero la devaluación no mejora el crecimiento. En México y Estados Unidos se han igualado el crecimiento y las elasticidades ingreso, lo que dificulta la convergencia del ingreso per cápita. México debe diseñar y ejecutar una política industrial si quiere recuperar la tasa de crecimiento y enfrentar la caída de las reservas petroleras y los cambios en las políticas migratorias de Estados Unidos.

  6. Hormonal correlates of siblicide in Galápagos Nazca boobies.

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    Tarlow, E M; Wikelski, M; Anderson, D J

    2001-08-01

    Nazca boobies (Sula granti) show unconditional obligate siblicide immediately after hatching, reducing the typical two-egg clutch size to one. We studied body mass changes and levels of testosterone (T), corticosterone (CORT), and progesterone (P) for A-chicks (dominant, first hatched), B-chicks (subordinate, second hatched), and singletons, during the first 7 days after hatching, when siblicide normally occurs. Mass increase with age was higher for A-chicks than for singletons and B-chicks. This exaggerated the existing developmental advantage of A- over B-chicks that is due to hatching asynchrony. In nests with two chicks, CORT titer was significantly higher in B-chicks than in A-chicks. During ontogenetic development, CORT decreased with age for A-chicks, but did not change for singletons. P showed qualitatively similar ontogenetic changes to CORT, remaining unchanged for A-chicks but increasing for singletons. Thus, both CORT and P levels were lower for A-chicks than for singletons, and both hormones varied inversely with body mass. Overall, T levels did not differ between different categories of chicks. However, one B-chick in the process of reversing the dominance relationship with its older, but weakened, sibling had significantly elevated T. We suggest that CORT and P are regulated to promote exaggerated mass gain in socially challenged A-chicks, facilitating siblicide. Whether T induces aggressiveness during short time intervals of intense sibling rivalry needs further attention.

  7. El antiguo gran pago de Mulsina o el arte de mover las montañas

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    Bellenger, Xavier

    2013-01-01

    La aprehensión de la geografía, tal como es enfocada durante las prácticas rituales profilácticas realizadas en Taquile, pequeña isla peruana del lago Titicaca, aporta importantes datos sobre la disposición y la percepción del espacio sagrado por parte de los miembros de esta comunidad insular agraria de lengua quechua. Igualmente, el modo operatorio practicado por los paqu o chamanes de la isla para granjearse los favores de las divinidades circumlacustres, revela estrategias ancestrales, de...

  8. INCENTIVOS MONETARIOS Y NO MONETARIOS PARA IMPULSAR EL PAGO DE IMPUESTOS. UN EXPERIMENTO CONTROLADO

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    Victoria, Giarrizzo

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Tras siglos donde controlar y castigar conformó la base de las políticas diseñadas para combatir la evasión, los resultados en muchas economías del mundo están lejos de lo esperado. Pagar impuestos es una acción resistida, pocas personas se muestran predispuestas a hacerlo voluntariamente y esa predisposición es menor si la población percibe ineficiencias en el Estado. Cuando eso ocurre, los controles y castigos, si bien necesarios, se vuelven insuficientes y es necesario crear incentivos paralelos. Esta investigación arroja evidencia sobre la utilidad de los incentivos positivos y de la necesidad de reemplazar el tradicional esquema de controles y castigos por un esquema de controles, castigos y premios. Apoyados en un experimento controlado se contrastan los resultados de la asignación de premios al buen contribuyente, demostrando algunas ventajas de los premios no monetarios por sobre los premios monetarios.

  9. Juvenile Galápagos Pelicans Increase Their Foraging Success by Copying Adult Behaviour

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    Brumm, Henrik; Teschke, Irmgard

    2012-01-01

    Social learning is the building block of culture and traditions in humans and nonhuman animals, and its study has a long history. Most investigations have addressed either the causation or the function of social learning. Though much is known about the underlying mechanisms of social learning, demonstrations of its adaptive value in a natural setting are lacking. Here we show that juvenile brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) can increase their foraging efficiency by copying adult diving behaviour, suggesting that social learning helps juveniles to find profitable food patches. Our findings demonstrate the potential fitness consequences of behavioural copying and thus highlight the possible adaptive importance of social learning. PMID:23251646

  10. Identidad y fiscalidad: los gazis de Sevilla ante el pago del Servicio Morisco de 1597

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    Fernández Chaves, Manuel Francisco

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper the author analyses the resistence of cultural Islamic rooted groups, such as the Mudejares and gazis, to be included in the “Service of Grenadans”, which was created after the expulsion of the Moriscos from the Kingdom of Granada in 1591. Based on studies from different sources, mainly notary records, the paper reconstructs the evolution of the gazi and Berber categories from their presence in the kingdom of Granada as of 1502 until their deportation after the Alpujarras war. The author researches how the interpretation and assessment of these two categories changes depending on the interest and position of the different parties involved in the fiscal equalization process that the Moriscos imposed onto other minor categories of the new converted population in Castilian land during the XVI century. The reluctance of Sevillian Mudejares and gazis to pay the new tax shows the differences existing not only within the Morisco community but also between this community and the rest of the Islamic based population in Castile, due to the diverse geographical origin of each group and the conflicts between the deported Grenadan citizen hierarchies with individuals from different origins and social structures.En este trabajo se analiza la resistencia de grupos de raigambre cultural islámica como los mudéjares y gazis a su inclusión en el «servicio de los naturales del Reino de Granada» creado tras la expulsión de los moriscos de dicho reino a partir de 1591. A través del análisis de diversa documentación, fundamentalmente notarial, se reconstruye la evolución de las categorías de gazi y berberisco desde su presencia en el reino de Granada tras 1502 hasta su ulterior deportación tras la guerra de las Alpujarras. Se estudia aquí la variable interpretación y valoración de estas dos categorías según el interés y posición de los distintos actores implicados en el proceso de homogeneización fiscal que los moriscos impusieron a otras categorías menores de la población neoconversa presente en suelo castellano en el siglo XVI. La resistencia de los mudéjares antiguos y gazis de la ciudad de Sevilla muestra las divergencias que existían tanto en el seno de la comunidad morisca como entre ésta y el resto de gentes de origen islámico en Castilla, que se debían a la diversidad de origen geográfico de su procedencia así como a la colisión de las jerarquías deportadas desde la ciudad de Granada con individuos de otra procedencia y estructuras sociales diferentes.

  11. PacIOOS Nearshore Sensor 15 (NS15): Pago Bay, Guam

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  12. Celulares pagos por empregadores: “benefício” ou “malefício”?

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    Full Text Available Ao longo do século XX, os espaços e horários destinados ao trabalho eram isolados daqueles destinados à vida pessoal, familiar ou ao lazer. Na contemporaneidade, no entanto, tornou-se comum atender telefonemas de trabalho nos mais variados locais fora do horário de expediente e até mesmo nas férias. Uma das razões para esse novo tipo de comportamento é a concessão, pelos empregadores, de celulares com contas pagas aos seus funcionários. A presente pesquisa procurou investigar quais são as reações desses funcionários. Para tanto, foram conduzidas entrevistas de perguntas abertas com ocupantes de cargos de níveis gerenciais em empresas particulares do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. Foi possível constatar uma ambivalência generalizada entre os entrevistados. Por um lado, eles consideram tal prática um “benefício”, porque também podem usar o celular da empresa para assuntos pessoais, o que representa uma boa economia. Por outro lado, no entanto, se ressentem da invasão, não remunerada ou previamente acordada, de seu tempo livre. Alguns chegam mesmo a se referir a essa concessão como um “malefício”, ou, ainda mais radicalmente, como uma nova forma de escravidão.

  13. Los acuerdos extrajudiciales de pagos en la mediación consursal

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    En las siguientes páginas se realizará un estudio detallado de la mediación en el ámbito del derecho concursal, su encuadre en el concurso de acreedores y la problemática que plantea la figura del mediador concursal en el caso de un posterior proceso concursal. Departamento de Derecho Mercantil, Derecho del Trabajo e Internacional Privado Máster en Mediación y Resolución Extrajudicial en Conflictos

  14. Principales modificaciones relativas al pago de la deuda tributaria en la nueva ley general tributaria

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    Almudí Cid, José Manuel

    2004-01-01

    La Ley 58/2003, de 17 de diciembre, General Tributaria (en adelante, LGT) ha puesto fin a una prolongada regulación normativa de la deuda tributaria que había despertado importantes críticas por la identificación realizada por el legislador de los diferentes componentes de la deuda tributaria. A novedades plausibles, como es la eliminación de las sanciones tributarias del concepto de deuda tributaria, se une la incorporación del artículo 59 de la LGT, que no tiene parangón en la normativa le...

  15. SISTEMAS DE PAGO SEGURO. SEGURIDAD EN EL COMERCIO ELECTRÓNICO

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    Luis Martínez López

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available The electronic commerce (e-commerce in Internet arose at the end of the 90s as a transforming element of the society in the 21st century. Even though the evolution of the electronic commerce has been important, it has not reached the initial expectations. The lack of tools to support the users' confidence about the new model of commerce through computer networks has been an important problem for its growth. Fortunately, the appearance of technologies and electronic payment systems offer users security and integrity guarantees to carry out electronic transactions. Nevertheless, the lack of confidence keeps being the main barrier (not technical but psychological to achieve the success of the e-commerce. In this paper, we review the three main secure payment protocols in e-commerce, SSL (Secure Sockets Layer, SET (Secure Electronic Transaction and 3D Secure, with the aim of removing any doubt about the lack of security in the electronic commercial transactions.

  16. Shocks a la cuenta corriente de la balanza de pagos. Alguna evidencia para la Argentina

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    Luis Lanteri

    1998-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo busca identificar las posibles perturbaciones (shocks que afectarían la cuenta corriente de la Argentina. A tal efecto, se analiza la transmisión de shocks y se explora su impacto sobre la inversión doméstica y la cuenta corriente, empleando para ello estimaciones econométricas y la técnica de los Vectores Autorregresivos (VAR. El análisis cubre el período 1977/97 (posterior a la Reforma Financiera. Se analizan dos tipos de shocks. Por un lado, los shocks de oferta, tal como los que surgen por cambios en la productividad total de los factores. Estos shocks pueden ser idiosincráticos o específicos del país, si se originaran domésticamente, o globales, si tuvieran su origen en las economías más desarrolladas y se transmitieran al resto de las economías del mundo o si afectaran a la mayoría de los países por igual. En este sentido, el trabajo trata de examinar empíricamente las predicciones de los modelos intertemporales de ciclos económicos, así como tas conclusiones de Glick y Rogoff (1995, Obstfeld y Rogoff (1996 y Elliot y Fatás (1996, respecto de los efectos de los shocks de productividad. Por otra parte, se investiga la importancia de algunos shocks de demanda, como los que se generan por variaciones en los gastos reales del gobierno, tanto a nivel nacional (idiosincráticos, como internacional (globales. También se evalúa el efecto de los cambios en los términos de intercambio externos. Por último, el trabajo analiza la influencia de los cambios en las tasas de interés internacionales y trata de evaluar el rol de los cambios en los salarios respecto de los precios de los bienes de capital; y el efecto de los precios de los bienes no transables en relación con los transables (en el proceso de inversión y en el resultado de la cuenta corriente. Estos dos últimos impulsos tratan de enfocar los factores, del lado de la producción de la economía, que podrían afectar a las tasas de ahorro nacional y de inversión doméstica.

  17. Crecimiento restringido por la balanza de pagos en países exportadores de alimentos

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    Pablo Ignacio Chena

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo analiza las posibilidades de los países exportadores de alimentos en América Latina de evitar la restricción externa y crecer de forma sostenida con las nuevas tendencias en los precios mundiales de los commodities agropecuarios. En este nuevo escenario, el artículo destaca la importancia de la elasticidad ingreso de la demanda interna de alimentos como freno a un modelo de crecimiento impulsado por las exportaciones de bienes de primera necesidad. Todo ello en un contexto en el cual la heterogeneidad estructural propia de las economías latinoamericanas disminuye la efectividad de los cambios en los precios relativos como instrumento para sortear la restricción externa en el largo plazo.

  18. EL PRINCIPIO DE IGNORANCIA Y EL PROBLEMA DE LOS PAGOS EN EL DERECHO PENAL

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    Diego Rengifo Lozano

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En tanto que el principio de ignorancia del derecho no prescribe una conducta determinada ni propone una sanción específica, sino que determina cierta restricción a los recursos de defensa, toda evaluación que se pretenda sobre él presenta cierta dificultad si de forma simultánea no se evalúa tanto la prescripción de la ley (su objetivo específico como la proporcionalidad con que castiga su transgresión. Es precisamente ante esta consideración que los argumentos utilizados tradicionalmente para defender y refutar el principio de ignorancia del derecho se muestran insuficientes frente a la complejidad del problema.

  19. Pagos parciales a interés simple: una nota financiera

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    Daniel Villalobos Céspedes

    2013-01-01

    This paper aims to be a contribution to financial mathematics. In particular, it raises the concept of making partial payments simplified by using the criterion of sum of digits. The formula proposed allows estimating the unknown variables of the model. The usefulness of the model is both academic and practical. It could be part of a software which also enables the calculation of early cancellation of a partial payment credit given in simple interest. Este escrito pretende ser un aporte a ...

  20. Implicancias territoriales de los esquemas de pago por servicios ambientales (PSA en cuencas norandinas

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    Ricardo Castro-Díaz

    2014-01-01

    de uso del suelo sobre la titulación de tierras, el poder y el equilibrio, las estructuras comunitarias, la exclusión e inequidad social, la resignificación de los elementos territoriales y la lógica del nuevo mercado.

  1. Variations of the state of stress and dike propagation at Fernandina volcano, Galápagos.

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    Bagnardi, M.; Amelung, F.

    2012-04-01

    Fernandina volcano forms the youngest and westernmost island of the Galapagos Archipelago, a group of volcanic islands located near the equator and 1000 km west of Ecuador. Twenty-five eruptions in the last two hundred years make Fernandina the most active volcano in the archipelago and one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Most eruptions occur along fissures fed by dikes that propagate from the central magmatic system and from reservoirs centered under the summit caldera. Eruptive fissures in the subaerial portion of the volcano form two distinct sets: (1) arcuate or circumferential fissures characterize the upper portion of the volcano around the caldera while (2) radial fissures are present on the lower flanks. The subaerial portion of the volcano lacks of well-developed rift zones, while the submarine part of Fernandina shows three rifting zones that extend from the western side of the island. Using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) measurements of the surface displacement at Fernandina acquired from 1992 to 2010, and in particular the ones spanning the last three eruptions (1995 - radial, 2005 - circumferential and 2009 - radial) we infer the geometry of the shallow magmatic system and of the dikes that fed these eruptions. A shallow dipping radial dike on the southwestern flank has been inferred by Jónnson et al. (1999) for the 1995 eruption. This event shows a pattern of deformation strikingly similar to the one associated with the April 2009 eruption for which we infer a similar geometry. Co-eruptive deformation for the 2005 event has been modeled by Chadwick et al. (2010) using three planar dikes, connected along hinge lines, in the attempt to simulate a curve-concave shell, steeply dipping toward the caldera at the surface and more gently dipping at depth. Dike propagation in a volcano is not a random process but it is controlled by the orientation of the principal stresses, with the dike orthogonal to the least compressive stress. We calculate stress changes within the volcanic edifice generated by the active geophysical processes (e.g., pressure changes in reservoir, dike emplacement, …) and we investigate what phenomena can produce a stress field compatible with the inferred dike geometries and the observed pattern of eruptive fissures. Stress models are generated in a three-dimensional linear elastic medium, using a 3D boundary element code based on the analytical solutions for triangular dislocations in isotropic elastic half and full space.

  2. Celulares pagos por empregadores: “benefício” ou “malefício”?

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    Lúcia Cipriano

    Full Text Available Ao longo do século XX, os espaços e horários destinados ao trabalho eram isolados daqueles destinados à vida pessoal, familiar ou ao lazer. Na contemporaneidade, no entanto, tornou-se comum atender telefonemas de trabalho nos mais variados locais fora do horário de expediente e até mesmo nas férias. Uma das razões para esse novo tipo de comportamento é a concessão, pelos empregadores, de celulares com contas pagas aos seus funcionários. A presente pesquisa procurou investigar quais são as reações desses funcionários. Para tanto, foram conduzidas entrevistas de perguntas abertas com ocupantes de cargos de níveis gerenciais em empresas particulares do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. Foi possível constatar uma ambivalência generalizada entre os entrevistados. Por um lado, eles consideram tal prática um “benefício”, porque também podem usar o celular da empresa para assuntos pessoais, o que representa uma boa economia. Por outro lado, no entanto, se ressentem da invasão, não remunerada ou previamente acordada, de seu tempo livre. Alguns chegam mesmo a se referir a essa concessão como um “malefício”, ou, ainda mais radicalmente, como uma nova forma de escravidão.

  3. Crecimiento económico y balanza de pagos: evidencia empírica para Colombia

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    García Molina Mario

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se caracteriza el vínculo entre el sector externo y el crecimiento para el caso colombiano durante el periodo 1952-2000 y se llega a verificar la ley de Thirlwall en ese periodo. Es decir, que existe una relación de largo plazo entre el crecimiento del PIB y el crecimiento de las exportaciones, las elasticidad ingreso y precio de la demanda de importaciones y la tasa de cambio real. Siendo la tasa de crecimiento de 4,4% el centro de gravedad hacia el cual tendió el país en el largo plazo.

  4. The 2005 eruption of Sierra Negra volcano, Galápagos, Ecuador

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    Geist, Dennis J.; Harpp, Karen S.; Naumann, Terry R.; Poland, Michael P.; Chadwick, William W.; Hall, Minard; Rader, Erika

    2008-01-01

    Sierra Negra volcano began erupting on 22 October 2005, after a repose of 26 years. A plume of ash and steam more than 13 km high accompanied the initial phase of the eruption and was quickly followed by a ~2-km-long curtain of lava fountains. The eruptive fissure opened inside the north rim of the caldera, on the opposite side of the caldera from an active fault system that experienced an mb 4.6 earthquake and ~84 cm of uplift on 16 April 2005. The main products of the eruption were an `a`a flow that ponded in the caldera and clastigenic lavas that flowed down the north flank. The `a`a flow grew in an unusual way. Once it had established most of its aerial extent, the interior of the flow was fed via a perched lava pond, causing inflation of the `a`a. This pressurized fluid interior then fed pahoehoe breakouts along the margins of the flow, many of which were subsequently overridden by `a`a, as the crust slowly spread from the center of the pond and tumbled over the pahoehoe. The curtain of lava fountains coalesced with time, and by day 4, only one vent was erupting. The effusion rate slowed from day 7 until the eruption’s end two days later on 30 October. Although the caldera floor had inflated by ~5 m since 1992, and the rate of inflation had accelerated since 2003, there was no transient deformation in the hours or days before the eruption. During the 8 days of the eruption, GPS and InSAR data show that the caldera floor deflated ~5 m, and the volcano contracted horizontally ~6 m. The total eruptive volume is estimated as being ~150×106 m3. The opening-phase tephra is more evolved than the eruptive products that followed. The compositional variation of tephra and lava sampled over the course of the eruption is attributed to eruption from a zoned sill that lies 2.1 km beneath the caldera floor.

  5. The Thomisidae and Philodromidae (Araneae of the Galápagos Islands (Ecuador

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    Leon Baert

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Two new species of Thomisidae are described (Mecaphesa reddelli sp. nov. and Tmarus galapagosensis sp. nov.. Of a third species, Mecaphesa inclusa (Banks, 1902, three colour variations are described. Tmarus specimens previously listed from the islands have always erroneously been called T. stolzmanni Keyserling, 1880. The Philodromidae are mentioned for the first time for the archipelago and are represented by two new species: Apollophanes fitzroyi sp. nov. and Apollophanes (? lonesome-georgei sp. nov. 

  6. “Eu não pago 60 mil por uma moto. Por uma Harley eu pago.”: análise do consumo da imagem simbólica

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    Weber, Karina Pereira

    2015-01-01

    Esta pesquisa tem como objetivo a compreensão das imagens simbólicas a partir da relação com a hipermarca Harley-Davidson, partindo do pressuposto que tais imagens impulsionam uma espécie de consumo-imagem da marca, como propomos pensar. A fundamentação teórica da pesquisa consiste nas noções de imaginário e imagem simbólica de Gilbert Durand; na compreensão antropológica da imagem e de sua produção a partir das elucidações de Hans Belting; no entendimento sobre as marcas e consumo, no contex...

  7. Multibeam collection for MRTN06WT: Multibeam data collected aboard Thomas Washington from 1984-08-23 to 1984-09-26, departing from Pago Pago, American Samoa and returning to Mar Del Plata, Argentina

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  8. Multibeam collection for BMRG08MV: Multibeam data collected aboard Melville from 1996-05-07 to 1996-06-08, departing from Suva, Fiji and returning to Pago Pago, American Samoa

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  9. Multibeam collection for MGLN13MV: Multibeam data collected aboard Melville from 2007-02-09 to 2007-03-12, departing from Wellington, New Zealand and returning to Pago Pago, American Samoa

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  10. Multibeam collection for RNDB16WT: Multibeam data collected aboard Thomas Washington from 1989-03-05 to 1989-03-20, departing from Pago Pago, American Samoa and returning to Honolulu, HI

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  11. Multibeam collection for RNDB15WT: Multibeam data collected aboard Thomas Washington from 1989-02-01 to 1989-03-03, departing from Nuku'alofa, Tonga and returning to Pago Pago, American Samoa

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  12. Multibeam collection for PPTU03WT: Multibeam data collected aboard Thomas Washington from 1985-11-21 to 1985-12-26, departing from Manzanillo, Mexico and returning to Pago Pago, American Samoa

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  13. Multibeam collection for DRFT09RR: Multibeam data collected aboard Roger Revelle from 2002-02-25 to 2002-03-07, departing from Lyttelton, New Zealand and returning to Pago Pago, American Samoa

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  14. Multibeam collection for PPTU04WT: Multibeam data collected aboard Thomas Washington from 1986-01-01 to 1986-01-27, departing from Pago Pago, American Samoa and returning to Nuku'alofa, Tonga

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  15. Multibeam collection for MRTN05WT: Multibeam data collected aboard Thomas Washington from 1984-08-12 to 1984-08-21, departing from Honolulu, HI and returning to Pago Pago, American Samoa

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  16. Multibeam collection for AHI-06-01: Multibeam data collected aboard Ahi from 2006-01-12 to 2006-02-04, departing from Honolulu, HI and returning to Pago Pago, American Samoa

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  17. Multibeam collection for AVON03MV: Multibeam data collected aboard Melville from 1999-03-11 to 1999-03-17, departing from Pago Pago, American Samoa and returning to Apia, Western Samoa

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  18. Multibeam collection for KIWI11RR: Multibeam data collected aboard Roger Revelle from 1998-05-03 to 1998-05-08, departing from Suva, Fiji and returning to Pago Pago, American Samoa

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  19. Multibeam collection for MGL0901: Multibeam data collected aboard Marcus G. Langseth from 2009-01-06 to 2009-01-11, departing from Pago Pago, American Samoa and returning to Nuku'alofa, Tonga

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  20. Multibeam collection for AVON02MV: Multibeam data collected aboard Melville from 1999-01-26 to 1999-03-09, departing from Majuro, Marshall Islands and returning to Pago Pago, American Samoa

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  1. Multibeam collection for KM0507: Multibeam data collected aboard Kilo Moana from 2005-04-29 to 2005-05-11, departing from Pago Pago, American Samoa and returning to Honolulu, HI

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  2. Multibeam collection for DRFT11RR: Multibeam data collected aboard Roger Revelle from 2002-03-08 to 2002-03-16, departing from Pago Pago, American Samoa and returning to Hilo, HI

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  3. Multibeam collection for KM0505: Multibeam data collected aboard Kilo Moana from 2005-03-24 to 2005-04-01, departing from Brisbane, Australia and returning to Pago Pago, American Samoa

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  4. Multibeam collection for KM1024: Multibeam data collected aboard Kilo Moana from 2010-12-09 to 2010-12-15, departing from Nuku'alofa, Tonga and returning to Pago Pago, American Samoa

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  5. Multibeam collection for AHI-06-04: Multibeam data collected aboard Ahi from 2006-03-15 to 2006-04-08, departing from Pago Pago, American Samoa and returning to Honolulu, HI

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set is part of a larger set of data called the Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB) where other similar data can be found at...

  6. Multibeam collection for KM1009: Multibeam data collected aboard Kilo Moana from 2010-05-22 to 2010-06-13, departing from Pago Pago, American Samoa and returning to Honolulu, HI

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set is part of a larger set of data called the Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB) where other similar data can be found at...

  7. Multibeam collection for BMRG09MV: Multibeam data collected aboard Melville from 1996-06-11 to 1996-06-29, departing from Pago Pago, American Samoa and returning to San Diego, CA

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  8. Multibeam collection for KIWI12RR: Multibeam data collected aboard Roger Revelle from 1998-05-09 to 1998-05-29, departing from Pago Pago, American Samoa and returning to Honolulu, HI

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set is part of a larger set of data called the Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB) where other similar data can be found at...

  9. Multibeam collection for RR1311: Multibeam data collected aboard Roger Revelle from 2013-08-28 to 2013-08-30, departing from Suva, Fiji and returning to Pago Pago, American Samoa

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  10. Multibeam collection for RR1312: Multibeam data collected aboard Roger Revelle from 2013-08-30 to 2013-09-08, departing from Pago Pago, American Samoa and returning to Alotau, Papua New Guinea

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  11. Largest global shark biomass found in the northern Galápagos Islands of Darwin and Wolf.

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    Salinas de León, Pelayo; Acuña-Marrero, David; Rastoin, Etienne; Friedlander, Alan M; Donovan, Mary K; Sala, Enric

    2016-01-01

    Overfishing has dramatically depleted sharks and other large predatory fishes worldwide except for a few remote and/or well-protected areas. The islands of Darwin and Wolf in the far north of the Galapagos Marine Reserve (GMR) are known for their large shark abundance, making them a global scuba diving and conservation hotspot. Here we report quantitative estimates of fish abundance at Darwin and Wolf over two consecutive years using stereo-video surveys, which reveal the largest reef fish biomass ever reported (17.5 t [Formula: see text] on average), consisting largely of sharks. Despite this, the abundance of reef fishes around the GMR, such as groupers, has been severely reduced because of unsustainable fishing practices. Although Darwin and Wolf are within the GMR, they were not fully protected from fishing until March 2016. Given the ecological value and the economic importance of Darwin and Wolf for the dive tourism industry, the current protection should ensure the long-term conservation of this hotspot of unique global value.

  12. Una remuneración no convencional en el pago de un retablo tardogótico navarro

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    Aceldegui Apesteguía, Alberto J.

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Desconocemos el lugar de nacimiento del pintor Diego Polo aunque no creemos que fuera la villa de Puente la Reina. Sabemos que mantuvo en la citada villa su taller hasta su muerte. Nuestra hipótesis es que el maestro Polo era originario de Aragón, donde debió formarse en el entorno del pintor Martín Bernat. Su llegada a Navarra pudo producirse como consecuencia de la asociación con el entallador maestro Terín. Tampoco sabemos su fecha de nacimiento pero intuimos que debía de estar cercana a la de su colaborador —entre 1460 y 1465— . Debió instalar su taller en Puente la Reina a finales del siglo xv, momento en el que la villa decidió sustituir su vieja iglesia románica de Santiago por la actual —terminada a fines del siglo XVI—, por esta razón Diego Polo no trabajó, que sepamos, para las parroquias —Santiago y San Pedro— de Puente la Reina …

  13. Especificación de requerimientos y mecanismo de pago en las asociaciones público privadas - APP (modelo PFI)

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    Javier Encinas

    2010-01-01

    Esta presentación se expuso durante el Tercer Encuentro Técnico de Capacitación en Materia de Estructuración de Proyectos de Asociación Público-Privada, llevado a cabo en Mérida, Yucatán, México, el 20, 21 y 22 de enero de 2010. Las asociaciones público-privadas (APP) no están estandarizadas internacionalmente, al contrario, son diseñadas para cumplir con los objetivos de la política de su gobierno e implementadas de acuerdo a los recursos del sector público y privado disponibles. El objetivo...

  14. Especificación de requerimientos y mecanismo de pago en las asociaciones público privadas - APP (modelo PFI)

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    Javier Encinas

    2010-01-01

    Esta presentación se expuso durante el Tercer Encuentro Técnico de Capacitación en Materia de Estructuración de Proyectos de Asociación Público-Privada, llevado a cabo en Mérida, Yucatán, México, el 20, 21 y 22 de enero de 2010. Las asociaciones público-privadas (APP) no están estandarizadas internacionalmente, al contrario, son diseñadas para cumplir con los objetivos de la política de su gobierno e implementadas de acuerdo a los recursos del sector público y privado disponibles. El objetivo...

  15. La conflictividad en torno al pago de la renta foral en Galicia a finales del Antiguo Régimen

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    María Concepción Burgo

    1988-01-01

    Full Text Available Uno de los problemas fundamentales con el que tienen que enfrentarse las instituciones monásticas —como cualquier institución rentista—, es el de la deuda derivada de los impagos de las rentas sobre las que se sustenta su economía. Este es, para ellas, un problema crónico que afecta a todos sus ingresos; pero no por ser crónico es inmóvil, la deuda se agudiza en determinados momentos fruto, fundamentalmente, de una coyuntura adversa.

  16. Largest global shark biomass found in the northern Galápagos Islands of Darwin and Wolf

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    Pelayo Salinas de León

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Overfishing has dramatically depleted sharks and other large predatory fishes worldwide except for a few remote and/or well-protected areas. The islands of Darwin and Wolf in the far north of the Galapagos Marine Reserve (GMR are known for their large shark abundance, making them a global scuba diving and conservation hotspot. Here we report quantitative estimates of fish abundance at Darwin and Wolf over two consecutive years using stereo-video surveys, which reveal the largest reef fish biomass ever reported (17.5 t ${\\mathrm{ha}}^{-1}$ ha − 1 on average, consisting largely of sharks. Despite this, the abundance of reef fishes around the GMR, such as groupers, has been severely reduced because of unsustainable fishing practices. Although Darwin and Wolf are within the GMR, they were not fully protected from fishing until March 2016. Given the ecological value and the economic importance of Darwin and Wolf for the dive tourism industry, the current protection should ensure the long-term conservation of this hotspot of unique global value.

  17. Bonos soberanos indexados a la capacidad de pago: propuesta para asegurar la sostenibilidad de la deuda pública externa

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    Félix Jimenez

    2005-01-01

    The possibility of the public debt default without any problem on the macroeconomic fundamental of a country, has shoved by de Mexican (1994), Asian (1997) Russian (1998), Brazilian (1999), Turkish (2001) and Argentinean (2002) crises. All the remedies to overcome or to prevent this kind of situations formulated by the international community have been designed from the lender countries perspectives. They don’t take into account the domestic factors of borrower countries and, hence, they fa...

  18. Disease ecology in the Galápagos Hawk (Buteo galapagoensis): host genetic diversity, parasite load and natural antibodies

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    Whiteman, N.K.; Matson, K.D.; Bollmer, J.L.; Parker, P.G.

    2006-01-01

    An increased susceptibility to disease is one hypothesis explaining how inbreeding hastens extinction in island endemics and threatened species. Experimental studies show that disease resistance declines as inbreeding increases, but data from in situ wildlife systems are scarce. Genetic diversity

  19. Las islas Galápagos, Un viaje a través del espacio y el tiempo

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    Alejandro Castro (Página 81-87

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Para hacer este maravilloso viaje, me equipé con todo lo que nos recomendó la persona encargada de la logística, pero, además, hice algo relativamente parecido a lo que hizo Darwin cuando se embarcó en el Beagle: así como él llevó algunos libros de científicos que le ayudarían a comprender sus observaciones (en especial llevó consigo un texto de Lyell y otro de Humboldt, del mismo modo yo viajé acompañado por su libro “El viaje del Beagle”. En lo que sigue, voy a describir algunas de las fotos que tomé en el archipiélago por medio de lo que dijo Darwin en 1835, año en el que lo visitó. Creo que no puede haber mejores descripciones que las que él hizo . Antes de entrar en materia, permítanme citar un texto muy diciente de Eduardo Galeano, el cual nos remonta al año en cuestión. Ah, se me olvidaba: digo que este viaje fue a través del espacio y del tiempo porque, de hecho, las islas se encuentran a cerca de 1000 Km de la costa ecuatoriana, y porque viajar a ese sitio en compañía del libro que he citado, es una manera de devolverse en el tiempo.

  20. Recargos por mora en el pago de tributos: artículo 94 del Código Tributario

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    Cristina Gayoso

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Comentario a las Sentencias No.734 del Tribunal de lo Contencioso Administrativo y No.1615 del Juzgado Letrado de 1a. Instancia en lo Civil de 11o. Turno.La tasa del recargo (alícuota debe calcularse día por día, mensualmente, según alícuotas fijadas por el Poder Ejecutivo para cada año, tal cual lo establece el art. 94 del Código Tributario. La tasa de recargos por mora debe ser aplicada en forma "lineal" y no "capitalizable" por no existir texto legal que implante un sistema de capitaHzaciórn. (...

  1. Metagenomic-Based Study of the Phylogenetic and Functional Gene Diversity in Galápagos Land and Marine Iguanas

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    Hong, Pei-Ying

    2014-12-19

    In this study, a metagenome-based analysis of the fecal samples from the macrophytic algae-consuming marine iguana (MI; Amblyrhynchus cristatus) and terrestrial biomass-consuming land iguanas (LI; Conolophus spp.) was conducted. Phylogenetic affiliations of the fecal microbiome were more similar between both iguanas than to other mammalian herbivorous hosts. However, functional gene diversities in both MI and LI iguana hosts differed in relation to the diet, where the MI fecal microbiota had a functional diversity that clustered apart from the other terrestrial-biomass consuming reptilian and mammalian hosts. A further examination of the carbohydrate-degrading genes revealed that several of the prevalent glycosyl hydrolases (GH), glycosyl transferases (GT), carbohydrate binding modules (CBM), and carbohydrate esterases (CE) gene classes were conserved among all examined herbivorous hosts, reiterating the important roles these genes play in the breakdown and metabolism of herbivorous diets. Genes encoding some classes of carbohydrate-degrading families, including GH2, GH13, GT2, GT4, CBM50, CBM48, CE4, and CE11, as well as genes associated with sulfur metabolism and dehalogenation, were highly enriched or unique to the MI. In contrast, gene sequences that relate to archaeal methanogenesis were detected only in LI fecal microbiome, and genes coding for GH13, GH66, GT2, GT4, CBM50, CBM13, CE4, and CE8 carbohydrate active enzymes were highly abundant in the LI. Bacterial populations were enriched on various carbohydrates substrates (e.g., glucose, arabinose, xylose). The majority of the enriched bacterial populations belong to genera Clostridium spp. and Enterococcus spp. that likely accounted for the high prevalence of GH13 and GH2, as well as the GT families (e.g., GT2, GT4, GT28, GT35, and GT51) that were ubiquitously present in the fecal microbiota of all herbivorous hosts.

  2. PAGO POR SERVICIOS HIDROLÓGICOS AMBIENTALES EN LA CUENCA DEL RÍO GUAYALEJO, TAMAULIPAS, MÉXICO

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    H. Rodríguez Rodríguez

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available La parte baja de la Cuenca del Guayalejo en el sur del Estado de Tamaulipas, México se ha beneficiado por el agua que capta la “Reserva de la Biosfera El Cielo”, el presente trabajo tuvo como objetivo estimar el costo por servicios ambientales hidrológicos, por uso de agua. Se realizó un seguimiento en cuatro sitios al cultivo de la caña de azúcar. Se obtuvo información estadística con relación a la disponibilidad y uso del agua en la Cuenca, para el análisis se aplicaron los métodos; cambios en la producción (uso agrícola y el valor de recuperación (uso potable e industrial. Los resultados mostraron que los sistemas de riego presurizados influyeron en el mayor rendimiento de caña y eficiencia en el uso de agua, el sitio Katanga tuvo una producción de 126,25 t ha-1, en el predio Mexicali con 0,7 cm de agua produjo una tonelada de caña. El análisis mostró que el costo por servicios ambientales hidrológicos por uso del agua para la agricultura fue de $0,39 (pesos mexicanos por metro cúbico de agua utilizado y para uso potable el costo de recuperación fue de $0,12 por metro cúbico de agua potable e industrial consumido.

  3. Recargos por mora en el pago de tributos: artículo 94 del Código Tributario

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    2015-01-01

    Comentario a las Sentencias No.734 del Tribunal de lo Contencioso Administrativo y No.1615 del Juzgado Letrado de 1a. Instancia en lo Civil de 11o. Turno.La tasa del recargo (alícuota) debe calcularse día por día, mensualmente, según alícuotas fijadas por el Poder Ejecutivo para cada año, tal cual lo establece el art. 94 del Código Tributario. La tasa de recargos por mora debe ser aplicada en forma "lineal" y no "capitalizable" por no existir texto legal que implante un sistema de capitaHzaci...

  4. Caldera collapse: Perspectives from comparing Galápagos volcanoes, nuclear-test sinks, sandbox models, and volcanoes on Mars

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    Howard, K.A.

    2010-01-01

    The 1968 trapdoor collapse (1.5 km3) of Fernandina caldera in the Galapágos Islands developed the same kinds of structures as found in small sandbox-collapse models and in concentrically zoned sinks formed in desert alluvium by fault subsidence into underground nuclear-explosion cavities. Fernandina’s collapse developed through shear failure in which the roof above the evacuating chamber was lowered mostly intact. This coherent subsidence contrasts to chaotic piecemeal collapse at small, rocky pit craters, underscoring the role of rock strength relative to subsidence size. The zoning at Fernandina implies that the deflated magma chamber underlay a central basin and a bordering inward-dipping monocline, which separates a blind inner reverse fault from an outer zone of normal faulting. Similar concentric zoning patterns can be recognized in coherent subsidence structures ranging over 16 orders of magnitude in size, from sandbox experiments to the giant Olympus Mons caldera on Mars.

  5. Pago y sostenibilidad de la deuda pública: ejercicios de simulación para algunas economías latino americanas

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    Andrés Ramírez Hassan

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Se desarrolla el marco teorico implicito en la restricción presupuestaria intertemporal del gobierno. A partir de este se realizan una serie de simulaciones sobre el problema de sostenibilidad de la deuda publica, y los sacrificios fiscales necesarios para juzgar el actual nivel de endeudamiento sostenible. Se observa que Colombia ubicada en el contexto analizado se encuentra en un lugar intermedio con respecto al esfuerzo fiscal necesario para sostener la deuda publica, concretamente se requiere un superavit primario promedio equivalente al 2.51% del PIB. Esta magnitud es inferior a la requerida por Argentina y Brasil, pero superior a los requerimientos de Venezuela, Chile y Mexico

  6. Entre el pago y el mérito : admisión estudiantil e inclusión social en las universidades Chilenas

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    Casanova Cruz, Daniel

    2015-01-01

    In recent years, the debate on access to and social inclusion in higher education has been intense, with university selection and admission standing out as particularly relevant topics. Admissions criteria and admissions in themselves are considered ‘technical-political devices’ or ‘social-technical

  7. 里斯本特莱伊洛德帕克地铁站%Terreiro do Pago Subway station in Lisbon

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    路易莎·凯莉; 行武奇

    2009-01-01

    @@ 特莱伊洛德帕克地铁站的开张对于改善葡萄牙里斯本城市的人们出行状况具有至关重要的意义,原因就在于这个站每年的客流量约为2 000万人次.特莱伊洛德帕克地铁连接着里斯本和巴雷鲁,巴雷鲁是首都延伸线上的一座自治城市,位于特茹河南岸.这项工程于2007年12月完工.

  8. LINEAMIENTOS PARA LA FORMULACIÓN DE PAGOS POR SERVICIOS AMBIENTALES. ESTUDIO DE CASO: ALTA CUENCA DEL RÍO SAUCE GRANDE. ARGENTINA

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    Gerardo Andrés Denegri

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Los objetivos de este trabajo son: presentar un diagnóstico integral de los principales problemas ambientales generados a partir de la pérdida de suelo por erosión hídrica superficial y exponer los principales lineamientos para la formulación del PSA de la Cuenca Alta del Río Sauce Grande. Metodológicamente se procedió a caracterizar el área en estudio, cuantificar la degradación por erosión hídrica superficial, describir las actividades productivas, conocer los principales consumidores de agua, definir los principales actores del sistema, e identificar los Servicios Ambientales, factibles de ser incluidos en un sistema de PSA. La cuenca presenta procesos erosivos de diferente magnitud y en algunas zonas dificultades en el abastecimiento de agua para la población. Existe un proceso de cambio en el uso de suelo de ganadero a agrícola y a turismo rural. Se concluye que en la cuenca existen condiciones para la implementación de un PSA porque se detectaron dos servicios ambientales factibles de ser pagados: agua y paisaje, con demanda creciente y existen actores e instituciones factibles de ejecutarlo.

  9. La teoría de juegos conductual, el dilema del viajero alternativo y la maximización de pagos

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    Moro, Rodrigo; Freidin, Esteban; Tohmé, Fernando; Auday, Marcelo

    2011-01-01

    Dentro del área de teoría de juegos conductual nos enfocamos en un contexto específico, el del juego que denominamos Dilema del viajero alternativo. En este contexto hemos observado que los participantes tienden a elegir estrategias estrictamente dominadas. Para explicar tendencias similares en otros juegos, los investigadores del área han apelado a sesgos cognitivos o bien a factores motivacionales. Proponemos un factor psicológico denominado sesgo en la accesibilidad de objetivos para expli...

  10. Archipelago-Wide Island Restoration in the Galápagos Islands: Reducing Costs of Invasive Mammal Eradication Programs and Reinvasion Risk

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    Victor Carrion; C. Josh Donlan; Karl J Campbell; Christian Lavoie; Felipe Cruz

    2011-01-01

    Invasive alien mammals are the major driver of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation on islands. Over the past three decades, invasive mammal eradication from islands has become one of society's most powerful tools for preventing extinction of insular endemics and restoring insular ecosystems. As practitioners tackle larger islands for restoration, three factors will heavily influence success and outcomes: the degree of local support, the ability to mitigate for non-target impacts, and ...

  11. Fatores influenciadores da atitude e intenção de aquisição de aplicativos pagos por meio de anúncios promocionais

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    Bastos, Evangelina de Mello

    2016-01-01

    Com a disseminação do uso de smartphones, vários aplicativos (apps) estão sendo desenvolvidos para funcionar em sistemas operacionais móveis. O aumento da utilização desses apps pelos consumidores e o seu potencial na comercialização de publicidade móvel (mobile advertising) vem sendo percebido pelas empresas como uma forma promissora de publicidade. A partir da revisão de literatura, foi possível perceber uma lacuna em relação ao campo do mobile advertising, no contexto de resposta a anúncio...

  12. Entre el pago y el mérito : admisión estudiantil e inclusión social en las universidades Chilenas

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    Casanova Cruz, Daniel

    2015-01-01

    In recent years, the debate on access to and social inclusion in higher education has been intense, with university selection and admission standing out as particularly relevant topics. Admissions criteria and admissions in themselves are considered ‘technical-political devices’ or ‘social-technical

  13. Reforma a la sancionabilidad por incumplimiento en el pago del impuesto a la renta de personas naturales y jurídicas.

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    Vidal Maspons, María del Carmen; Franco Lalama, Alberto E.

    2015-01-01

    El ejercicio diario de la profesión de abogado en los diferentes campos, civil, penal, tributario, Aduanero y Rentas, nos ha hecho ver la necesidad de cambiar las estructuras sustantiva y adjetiva en la aplicación de la ley tributaria, en cuanto a procesos y sanciones se refiere. El centro conceptual de la norma, en la nueva estructura jurídica y política que tiene el Ecuador, esto es la Constitución que nos rige desde el 2008, conceptualizada como garantista, nos induce a decir que lo exi...

  14. Health Information in Chamorro (chamoru): MedlinePlus

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    ... and Theirs - English Chule este dikiki na pasu pago Putno hu nina'yi ni' Daibites - chamoru (Chamorro) ... and Theirs - English Chule este dikiki na pasu pago Putno hu nina'yi ni' Daibites - chamoru (Chamorro) ...

  15. A Shark's Eye View of the Ocean Floor: Integration of Oceanographic Research with Educational Outreach

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    Moser, K.; Harpp, K. S.; Ketchum, J. T.; Espinoza, E.; Penaherrera, C.; Banks, S.; Fornari, D. J.; Geist, D.; Mittelstaedt, E. L.; R/v Melville Mv1007 Flamingo Cruise Scientific Party

    2010-12-01

    We have developed an interdisciplinary outreach program in which students will use the geological findings of the recent R/V Melville MV1007 Cruise to answer important questions in the Galápagos Archipelago. The cruise surveyed the seafloor between the Galápagos Platform and the Galápagos Spreading Center. Data collected from this cruise include observations using remote mapping instruments (MR1 sidescan sonar, EM122 multibeam bathymetry, and towed digital camera), dredged rock samples, gravity data, and magnetic data. The primary goal of this expedition was to gain a better understanding of the magmatic and volcanic processes that form the Galápagos seamounts and islands as well as provide information about the interaction between mantle plumes and mid-ocean ridges. The designed outreach program is intended to improve the integration of education and research by making our recent research findings understandable to students and others outside the field. The final product is an interdisciplinary, web-based resource accessible to the general public but targeted specifically for high school students enrolled in earth science courses. This resource begins by using a series of hands-on exploratory exercises to teach students about the origin of the geological features in the study area, with a focus on seamounts and submarine volcanism. Fundamental geoscience skills addressed in the curricular materials include using latitude and longitude, reading geologic maps and interpreting images of the seafloor, and calculating seafloor spreading rates, among others. Through a sequence of increasingly sophisticated exercises grounded in Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning, students practice their skills by interpreting bathymetric maps, exploring the distribution of submarine volcanism in the Galápagos, and investigating plume-ridge interaction. Students use these geological concepts to address important biological questions in the Galápagos, primarily the distribution of

  16. Platform Constellations

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    Staykova, Kalina Stefanova; Damsgaard, Jan

    2016-01-01

    This research paper presents an initial attempt to introduce and explain the emergence of new phenomenon, which we refer to as platform constellations. Functioning as highly modular systems, the platform constellations are collections of highly connected platforms which co-exist in parallel...... and as such allow us to study platforms not only as separate entities, but also to investigate the relationship between several platforms offered and governed by one and the same platform provider. By investigating two case studies of indigenous platform constellations formed around the hugely popular instant...... messaging apps KakaoTalk and LINE, we are able to gain valuable insights about the nature of these new constructions and to capture and synthesize their main characteristics in a framework. Our results show that platform constellations possess unique innovative capabilities, which can improve users...

  17. Análise de investimento em plataformas colhedoras de milho em espaçamento reduzido: efeito de oscilações da produtividade, do preço do milho e da semente Corn gatherer platform investment analysis in reduced spacing: oscillation effect in the productivity, corn and seed price

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    Vilnei de O. Dias

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a viabilidade econômica do investimento em plataformas colhedoras de milho em espaçamento reduzido quanto a aumentos percentuais de produtividade, do preço do milho e da semente. Para tal, foi confeccionado fluxo de caixa diferencial e, a partir desse, determinaram-se a Taxa Interna de Retorno (TIR e a Razão Benefício/Custo (B/C do investimento para as combinações de aumentos de produtividade em diferentes níveis tecnológicos. Fez-se análise de sensibilidade para variações no preço pago pelo produto e nas despesas com sementes para o indicador Valor Presente Líquido (VPL. Foram consideradas áreas de 100 a 300 ha e produtividades de 70; 100; 130 e 160 sc ha-1. Concluiu-se que os acréscimos de produtividade afetam positivamente a TIR e a razão B/C. Quando esses acréscimos são superiores a 7,5%, o investimento é viável economicamente na maioria das situações analisadas. Variações no preço de sementes têm baixo efeito sobre o investimento, e oscilações no preço do milho são toleradas na maioria das situações testadas.The objective of this work was to evaluate the economical viability of the investment in corn gatherer platforms in reduced spacing for the productivity percentile increases of the seed and corn price. For such purpose, a differential cash flow was accomplished and from this same cash it was determined the Return Internal Tax (RIT and investment Benefit/Cost Rate (B/C for the productivity increasing combinations in different technological levels. It was accomplished a sensibility analysis for variations in the product paid price and in the expenses with seeds for the Liquid Present Value (LPV indicator. Areas from 100 to 300 ha were considered and productivities of 70; 100; 130 and 160 sc ha-1. It was concluded that the productivity increments affect RIT and B/C rate. Whenever these increments are superior to 7.5%, the investment is economically viable in most of the

  18. Payment Platform

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    Hjelholt, Morten; Damsgaard, Jan

    2012-01-01

    Payment transactions through the use of physical coins, bank notes or credit cards have for centuries been the standard formats of exchanging money. Recently online and mobile digital payment platforms has entered the stage as contenders to this position and possibly could penetrate societies...... thoroughly and substitute current payment standards in the decades to come. This paper portrays how digital payment platforms evolve in socio-technical niches and how various technological platforms aim for institutional attention in their attempt to challenge earlier platforms and standards. The paper...... applies a co-evolutionary multilevel perspective to model the interplay and processes between technology and society wherein digital payment platforms potentially will substitute other payment platforms just like the credit card negated the check. On this basis this paper formulate a multilevel conceptual...

  19. La adopción ciudadana de la innovación en la administración pública municipal. el pago electrónico del agua en Toluca

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    Millán Vargas, Adrián Osiel

    2016-01-01

    El proceso de innovación en la administración pública, conocido como administración electrónica, en el contexto mexicano se ha enfocado en fortalecer el ámbito interno (sistemas electrónicos, aspectos organizacionales, formación de personal, adaptaciones legales, etc.); un proceso aún con un general impacto incipiente, y un rezago mayormente mostrado en el nivel municipal. De esta forma, el ámbito externo (ciudadanos e infraestructura) no se ha integrado paralela...

  20. Daños, cuasidelito y contravenciones en la aplicación de la normativa tributaria del pago del impuesto al valor agregado IVA, por las ventas a crédito

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    Pérez Salinas, Gladis Cecilia

    2016-01-01

    La presente investigación busca, identificar las principales modificaciones que se han introducido en el sistema tributario ecuatoriano a partir de la promulgación de la Ley reformatoria para la Equidad Tributaria en el Ecuador, publicada en el Registro Oficial No 242 del 29 de diciembre de 2007, hasta la publicación en el Registro Oficial No 583 de 24 de noviembre de 2011 de la Ley de Fomento Ambiental y Optimización de los Ingresos del Estado, en materia del impuesto al valor agregado IVA, ...

  1. Impacto económico por el pago de pasajeros de cruceros para la conservación de recursos naturales: el caso de Bahías de Huatulco, México

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    María Teresa Kido-Cruz

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    Full Text Available Bahías de Huatulco, México, es un destino turístico relativamente joven y con gran atractivo por su belleza escénica, pero se ve amenazado por la llegada masiva de pasajeros de cruceros cada año, por lo que resulta primordial crear instrumentos económicos e implementar políticas que minimicen el daño a los recursos naturales de la zona. En este estudio se utiliza el método del costo de viaje y un modelo probit binomial que utiliza datos de panel para analizar el impacto económico causado por el turista de cruceros, así como su disposición a pagar por la conservación de los recursos naturales. Los resultados principales muestran un excedente del consumidor de 48 dólares por persona, pero también indican que 30% de los pasajeros no estaría dispuesto a pagar un incremento en la cuota de entrada al puerto.

  2. Relación entre el Índice de Precios, la Tasa de Interés, el Tipo de Cambio Real y los Medios de Pago en Colombia, Durante 1970-2004

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    Luis Eduardo Sandoval

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available La economía Colombiana ha sido manejada por diferentes tipos de cambio, debido a que el gobierno y sus instituciones han sufrido diversos cambios legislativos, que han llevado a la consolidación de un Banco Central independiente de las decisiones del Gobierno. El presente artículo busca analizar algunas variables monetarias que permitan brindar elementos de juicio para distinguir condiciones parciales, con las cuales se pueda lograr que se presente equilibrio entre los diferentes mercados participantes de la economía nacional.

  3. Memory maps: two rural judges listing the inhabitants of their district and his economics activities (Pago de los Arroyos, Santa Fe del Río de la Plata, 1738

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    Darío Gabriel Barriera

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The Christmas eve of 1734, a fire devastated the Royal Alcazar of Madrid, headquarters of the Royal family and of the Court. Felipe V ordered build in its place a Palace. To cover the costs, demanded a contribution to the cities of the monarchy. This text examines one of the consequences of this exigeance: listing the population of the south of Santa Fe, the rural judges made a padrón de pobladores. The author discuses hipothesys about the population of this territory and propose contributions about two others fields: the study of the minor judges and the study of the governamental technics at 18 century

  4. Efectos de la crisis económica internacional y del fenómeno del niño sobre la balanza de pagos del Perú, 1997- 1999

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    Arnoldo Rozenberg

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper evaluates the effects of the externa1 crisis (from 1997 to 1999 on the main accounts of the Peruvian’s balance of payments. Estimating mainly its effects on the trade, services, and income accounts of the current balance and financia1 accounts. Also, this paper tries to estimate approximately the probable effects of ‘el Niño’ (1997-1998 on the external sector, to find out more approximate values from the direct effects of these serious external shocks on the commercial and financia1 flows; separating them into autonomous and balancing transactions of the balance of payments. Also, it analyzes the limited use of macroeconomics policy by the Peruvian government to counteract the crisis; or rather the implementation of few partial and late measures to overcome the effects of the domestic contraction and recession,generated by both shocks of externa1 origin.

  5. Marine turtles of the Gal?pagos Islands and adjacent areas of the eastern Pacific on the basis of observations made by J.R. Slevin 1905-1906

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    Fritts, T.H.

    1981-01-01

    The field notes of J. R. Slevin written during the expedition of the California Academy of Sciences to the Galapagos Islands in 1905-1096 contain previously unavailable data on the marine turtles of the eastern Pacific. 'Land basking' by green turtles in Galapagos was predominately, if not exclusively, a female behavior. These terrestrial emergences were not concentrated in the major reproductive season of Galapagos turtles. Female Chelonia were also collected on shore during daylight hours on Socorro Island southwest of Baja California, Mexico. Chelonia, green turtles, were observed to feed on seaweed, the leaves and shoots of mangrove trees, and the leaves of another unidentified shoreline shrub. Comparative data on the gonads of dark and yellow turtles indicated that the latter did not breed in Galapagos during Slevin's stay. Lepidochelys olivacea, the olive ridley, was recorded in Galapagos waters and fed on fish eggs

  6. Partial self-incompatibility in the polyploid endemic species Scalesia affinis (Asteraceae) from the Galápagos: remnants of a self-incompatibility system?

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    Nielsen, Lene Rostgaard; Siegismund, Hans Redlef; Philipp, Marianne

    2003-01-01

    Galápapos, kolonisering, pollinator adfærd, frøsætning, Scalesia, sporofytisk selv-inkompatibilitet, Xylocopa darwini......Galápapos, kolonisering, pollinator adfærd, frøsætning, Scalesia, sporofytisk selv-inkompatibilitet, Xylocopa darwini...

  7. Generación de pagos por certificados de reducción de emisiones, bajo el mecanismo de desarrollo limpio para cercos vivos en la cuenca alta del Río Pasto

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    Javier Sabogal-Aguilar

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo es resultado del proyecto de Restauración y Protección de Agroecosistemas Estratégicos en la Captura de Carbono, Municipio de Pasto, Nariño. Explora la posibilidad que tienen las comunidades y propietarios de pequeños predios de la Cuenca Alta del Río Pasto de contribuir a la mitigación del Cambio Climático a la vez que obtienen ingresos monetarios y otros benefi cios por la participación en proyectos del Mecanismo de Desarrollo Limpio forestales. El documento presenta una metodología novedosa de participación de comunidades de bajos ingresos en proyec tos MDL forestales que se diferencia de las existentes por el alto contenido de participación y confi anza generada entre los pequeños productores y las instituciones desarrolladoras. Se concluye con la evidencia de viabilidad del proyecto MDL forestal planteado y los benefi cios que generó el proyecto en términos académicos, de desarrollo comunitario y de generación de potenciales proyectos que pueden ser desarrollados con posterioridad.

  8. Lista de mapas

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    2014-01-01

    Mapa 1 - Las islas Galápagos. 18 Mapa 2 - El Pacífico centro-oriental. 36 Mapa 3 - Los medios naturales de las Galápagos. 45 Mapa 4 - Primer mapa de las Galápagos (1864). 73 Mapa 5 - Mapa de las Galápagos por Fitzroy (1835). 74 Mapa 6 - Las colonizaciones de un espacio abierto. 80 Mapa 7 - Las zonas que no hacen parte del parque nacional. 234 Mapa 8 - Puerto Ayora. 235 Mapa 9 - Sitios de visita del PNG del 1996. 283 Mapa 10 - Número de visitantes en los principales sitios de visita en el PNG ...

  9. [Lens platform].

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    Łukaszewska-Smyk, Agnieszka; Kałuzny, Józef

    2010-01-01

    The lens platform defines lens structure and lens material. Evolution of lens comprises change in their shape, angulation of haptens and transition of three-piece lens into one-piece lens. The lens fall into two categories: rigid (PMMA) and soft (siliconic, acrylic, colameric). The main lens maaterials are polymers (hydrophilic and hydrophobic). The lens platform has an effect on biocompatibility, bioadhesion, stability of lens in capsule, degree of PCO evolution and sensitiveness to laser damages.

  10. Platform contents

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    Renault, Régis

    2014-01-01

    A monopoly platform hosts advertisers who compete on a market for horizontally differentiated products. These products may be either mass market products that appeal broadly to the entire consumer population or niche products that are tailored to the tastes of some particular group. Consumers search sequentially through ads incurring a surfing cost of moving to the next ad. They may click on an ad at some cost, which provides all relevant information and the opportunity to buy. The platform c...

  11. ITS Platform

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    Tøfting, Svend; Lahrmann, Harry; Agerholm, Niels

    2014-01-01

    Aalborg University and two local companies have over the past four years developed and tested an ITS Platform, which can be used for communication with cars and for providing a number of services to the drivers. The purpose has been to perform a technological test of the possible use of a hidden ...... not have to be very intelligent. This is gradually taken over by applications on smart phones. The ITS Platform with 425 test drivers is now completely developed and can be used for technological testing of e.g. payment systems.......Aalborg University and two local companies have over the past four years developed and tested an ITS Platform, which can be used for communication with cars and for providing a number of services to the drivers. The purpose has been to perform a technological test of the possible use of a hidden...

  12. ITS Platform

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    Tøfting, Svend; Lahrmann, Harry; Agerholm, Niels

    2014-01-01

    Aalborg University and two local companies have over the past four years developed and tested an ITS Platform, which can be used for communication with cars and for providing a number of services to the drivers. The purpose has been to perform a technological test of the possible use of a hidden ...... not have to be very intelligent. This is gradually taken over by applications on smart phones. The ITS Platform with 425 test drivers is now completely developed and can be used for technological testing of e.g. payment systems....

  13. Platform computing

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    2002-01-01

    "Platform Computing releases first grid-enabled workload management solution for IBM eServer Intel and UNIX high performance computing clusters. This Out-of-the-box solution maximizes the performance and capability of applications on IBM HPC clusters" (1/2 page) .

  14. Platform Constellations

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    Staykova, Kalina Stefanova; Damsgaard, Jan

    2016-01-01

    messaging apps KakaoTalk and LINE, we are able to gain valuable insights about the nature of these new constructions and to capture and synthesize their main characteristics in a framework. Our results show that platform constellations possess unique innovative capabilities, which can improve users......’ acquisition and users’ engagement rates as well as unlock new sources of value creation and diversify revenue streams....

  15. American War and Military Operations Casualties: Lists and Statistics

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    2008-05-14

    907) 428-6007, craig.campbell2@us.army.mil American Samoa Attorney General Sialega Malaetasi Togafau, America Samoa Government, P.O. Box 7, Pago ... Pago , AS 96799, (684) 633-4163 Arizona Major General David P. Rataczak, Emergency and Military Affairs Department, 5636 East McDowell Road, Phoenix

  16. Autonomous Generation and Loading of DNA Guides by Bacterial Argonaute

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    Swarts, Daan C.; Szczepaniak, Malwina; Sheng, Gang; Chandradoss, Stanley D.; Zhu, Yifan; Timmers, Elizabeth M.; Zhang, Yong; Zhao, Hongtu; Lou, Jizhong; Wang, Yanli; Joo, Chirlmin; Oost, van der John

    2017-01-01

    Several prokaryotic Argonaute proteins (pAgos) utilize small DNA guides to mediate host defense by targeting invading DNA complementary to the DNA guide. It is unknown how these DNA guides are being generated and loaded onto pAgo. Here, we demonstrate that guide-free Argonaute from Thermus thermophi

  17. 76 FR 6403 - Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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    2011-02-04

    ... and AP meetings will be held at Sadie's by the Sea Hotel, Pago Pago, American Samoa; telephone: (684... Fishery Circle Hook Study ] D. Mariana Archipelago Green Turtle Workshop Report E. Better science needed... American Samoa Longline Circle-hook Study C. Mariana Archipelago Green Sea Turtle Workshop Report D. SSC...

  18. Synthesizing knowledge of ocean islands

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    Jefferson, Anne J.; Lees, Jonathan M.; McClinton, Tim

    2011-11-01

    AGU Chapman Conference on the Galápagos as a Laboratory for the Earth Sciences; Puerto Ayora, Galápagos, Ecuador, 25-30 July 2011 An inspiration for Darwin's theory of evolution, the Galápagos Islands and surrounding waters are a natural laboratory for a wide range of Earth science topics. The Galápagos are perfectly situated for geophysical and geochemical investigations of deep-Earth processes at a hot spot, and proximity to a spreading center allows exploration of hot spot-ridge interactions. Several highly active volcanoes show rapid deformation facilitating investigation of melt transport paths and volcanic structure. The islands exhibit a range of ages, eruptive styles, and climatic zones that allow analysis of hydrogeologic and geomorphic processes. The Galápagos Islands are a World Heritage Site and are an ideal setting for developing an integrated biological and geological understanding of ocean island evolution.

  19. Product Platform Performance

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    Munk, Lone

    engaging in platform-based product development. Similarly platform assessment criteria lack empirical verification regarding relevance and sufficiency. The thesis focuses on • the process of identifying and estimating internal effects, • verification of performance of product platforms, (i...... to support this understanding. Finally a categorisation of different approaches to platform-based product development is introduced, based on the companies from the industrial study.......The aim of this research is to improve understanding of platform-based product development by studying platform performance in relation to internal effects in companies. Platform-based product development makes it possible to deliver product variety and at the same time reduce the needed resources...

  20. Product Platform Modeling

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    Pedersen, Rasmus

    on the notion that reuse and encapsulation of platform elements are fundamental characteristics of a product platform. Reuse covers the desire to reuse and share certain assets across a family of products and/or across generations of products. Product design solutions and principles are often regarded...... as important assets in a product platform, yet activities, working patterns, processes and knowledge can also be reused in a platform approach. Encapsulation is seen as a process in which the different elements of a platform are grouped into well defined and self-contained units which are decoupled from each......This PhD thesis has the title Product Platform Modelling. The thesis is about product platforms and visual product platform modelling. Product platforms have gained an increasing attention in industry and academia in the past decade. The reasons are many, yet the increasing globalisation...

  1. Boussinesq Modeling of Wave Propagation and Runup over Fringing Coral Reefs, Model Evaluation Report

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    2007-12-01

    61 Figure 59. Water level variation recorded at Pago Bay tide gauge in October 2005 ........................ 61 Figure 60...predominant wave direction during the storm was 70° (ENE). Information on water level changes was obtained from a NOAA tide gauge located in Pago Bay...W at er Le ve l( m ) 0.2 0.4 0.6 10/24 00:00 10/16 00:00 10/18 00:00 10/20 00:00 10/22 00:00 Figure 59. Water level variation recorded at Pago Bay

  2. ITS Platform North Denmark

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    Lahrmann, Harry; Agerholm, Niels; Juhl, Jens

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents the project entitled “ITS Platform North Denmark” which is used as a test platform for Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) solutions. The platform consists of a newly developed GNSS/GPRS On Board Unit (OBU) to be installed in 500 cars, a backend server and a specially...... designed digital road map for ITS applications. The platform is freely accessible, which means that third party applications could be run on the platform. It is estimated that using this platform enables the ITS applications to be developed for 20% of the normal cost, hence third party are invited to test...... their applications in this platform. This paper presents the platform’s potentials and explains a series of test applications which are under development on it. Moreover, a number of new projects planned for the platform are demonstrated....

  3. Mobile platform security

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    Asokan, N; Dmitrienko, Alexandra

    2013-01-01

    Recently, mobile security has garnered considerable interest in both the research community and industry due to the popularity of smartphones. The current smartphone platforms are open systems that allow application development, also for malicious parties. To protect the mobile device, its user, and other mobile ecosystem stakeholders such as network operators, application execution is controlled by a platform security architecture. This book explores how such mobile platform security architectures work. We present a generic model for mobile platform security architectures: the model illustrat

  4. Continuous Platform Development

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    Nielsen, Ole Fiil

    low risks and investments but also with relatively fuzzy results. When looking for new platform projects, it is important to make sure that the company and market is ready for the introduction of platforms, and to make sure that people from marketing and sales, product development, and downstream......, but continuous product family evolution challenges this strategy. The concept of continuous platform development is based on the fact that platform development should not be a one-time experience but rather an ongoing process of developing new platforms and updating existing ones, so that product family...

  5. Cross-Platform Technologies

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    Maria Cristina ENACHE

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Cross-platform - a concept becoming increasingly used in recent years especially in the development of mobile apps, but this consistently over time and in the development of conventional desktop applications. The notion of cross-platform software (multi-platform or platform-independent refers to a software application that can run on more than one operating system or computing architecture. Thus, a cross-platform application can operate independent of software or hardware platform on which it is execute. As a generic definition presents a wide range of meanings for purposes of this paper we individualize this definition as follows: we will reduce the horizon of meaning and we use functionally following definition: a cross-platform application is a software application that can run on more than one operating system (desktop or mobile identical or in a similar way.

  6. Platform switching and bone platform switching.

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    Carinci, Francesco; Brunelli, Giorgio; Danza, Matteo

    2009-01-01

    Bone platform switching involves an inward bone ring in the coronal part of the implant that is in continuity with the alveolar bone crest. Bone platform switching is obtained by using a dental fixture with a reverse conical neck. A retrospective study was performed to evaluate the effectiveness of conventional vs reverse conical neck implants. In the period between May 2004 and November 2007, 86 patients (55 females and 31 males; median age, 53 years) were operated and 234 implants were inserted: 40 and 194 were conventional vs reverse conical neck implants, respectively. Kaplan-Meier algorithm and Cox regression were used to detect those variables associated with the clinical outcome. No differences in survival and success rates were detected between conventional vs reverse conical neck implants alone or in combination with any of the studied variables. Although bone platform switching leads to several advantages, no statistical difference in alveolar crest resorption is detected in comparison with reverse conical neck implants. We suppose that the proximity of the implant abutment junction to the alveolar crestal bone gives no protection against the microflora contained in the micrograph. Additional studies on larger series and a combination of platform switching and bone platform switching could lead to improved clinical outcomes.

  7. Platform development supportedby gaming

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    Mikkola, Juliana Hsuan; Hansen, Poul H. Kyvsgård

    2007-01-01

    The challenge of implementing industrial platforms in practice can be described as a configuration problem caused by high number of variables, which often have contradictory influences on the total performance of the firm. Consequently, the specific platform decisions become extremely complex......, possibly increasing the strategic risks for the firm. This paper reports preliminary findings on platform management process at LEGO, a Danish toy company.  Specifically, we report the process of applying games combined with simulations and workshops in the platform development. We also propose a framework......, based on the portfolio management thinking, to measure the degree of modularity embedded in a given platform and to what extent it is aligned with other platforms....

  8. DFH-3 Satellite Platform

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    RenShufang

    2005-01-01

    The DFH-3 satellite platform is designed and developed by China Academy of Space Technology (CAST). It is a medium capability communications satellite platform. The platform adopts threeaxis attitude stabilization control system, having solar array output power of 1.7kW by the end of its design lifetime of 8 years. Its mass is 2100kg with payload capacity of 220kg.

  9. Product Platform Replacements

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    Sköld, Martin; Karlsson, Christer

    2012-01-01

    Purpose – It is argued in this article that too little is known about product platforms and how to deal with them from a manager's point of view. Specifically, little information exists regarding when old established platforms are replaced by new generations in R&D and production environments...... originality and value is achieved by focusing on product platform replacements believed to represent a growing management challenge....

  10. The Creative Platform

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    Byrge, Christian; Hansen, Søren

    This book is about introducing more creativity into general educational courses and cross-disciplinary activities. It is directed toward teachers at all levels in the educational system, but the Creative Platform is a general model, and thus the creative process will fundamentally be the same...... whether you consider thirdgrade teaching, human-resource development, or radical new thinking in product development in a company. The Creative Platform was developed at Aalborg University through a series of research-and-development activities in collaboration with educational institutions and private...... you can use in your work with the Creative Platform. This book is intended as an introduction on how to use the Creative Platform....

  11. Omnidirectional holonomic platforms

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    Pin, F.G.; Killough, S.M.

    1994-06-01

    This paper presents the concepts for a new family of wheeled platforms which feature full omnidirectionality with simultaneous and independently controlled rotational and translational motion capabilities. The authors first present the orthogonal-wheels concept and the two major wheel assemblies on which these platforms are based. They then describe how a combination of these assemblies with appropriate control can be used to generate an omnidirectional capability for mobile robot platforms. The design and control of two prototype platforms are then presented and their respective characteristics with respect to rotational and translational motion control are discussed.

  12. Propuesta para mejorar la atención a los usarios del Gobierno Municipal del Cantón Chunchi

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    Aguirre Aguirre, Miguel Angel

    2006-01-01

    Contenido: Desarrollo de la comunicación al contribuyente. Metodos de comunicacion en la Municipalidad: paneles. Política de comunicacion. Líneas de pago en la Municipalidad. Qué servicios se ofreceran

  13. Advanced offshore oil platforms

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    Ellers, F.S.

    1982-04-01

    Four innovative offshore platforms that are designed to withstand 100-foot waves in waters 600-feet deep are described. These platforms are: (1) Stratfjord B Concrete Gravity-Base Platform; (2) Magnus Steel-Template-Jacket Platform; (3) Hutton Tension-Leg Platform; and (4) Block 280 Guyed Tower. The Statfjord B platform, designed in Norway, rests on four massive concrete columns with storage tanks at the base. It depends solely on its own mass for stability. The Magnus platform, designed by the British, is the heaviest offshore platform yet fabricated, weighing 41,000 tons. Two of the platform's four legs will incorporate flotation chambers so that the structure can be floated to its site in the North Sea. The Hutton structure, also designed in England, will consist of a buoyant hull tethered to the sea floor by slender steel tubes at its four corners. The first platform of its type, the Hutton structure is also destined for the North Sea. The US designed Block 280 guyed tower is designed for service in the Gulf of Mexico in water 1000 feet deep. It will be pinned to the sea floor by a spokelike array of 20 steel cables, each one more than 3000 feet long. The tower and its guys will weigh 43,000 tons, slightly more than the Magnus steel-template jacket and more than four time as much as the Eiffel Tower. At a cost of approximately $2.6 billion, the Magnus is the most expensive offshore platform to date. The Statfjord B was put into production in 1982. The Magnus is scheduled for oil production in 1983. The Hutton and the Block 280 will both be producing in 1984. (JMT)

  14. EURESCOM Services Platform

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    Nieuwenhuis, Lambertus Johannes Maria; van Halteren, Aart

    1999-01-01

    This paper presents the results of the EURESCOM Project 715. In February 1999, a large team of researchers from six European public network operators completed a two year period of cooperative experiments on a TINA-based environment, called the EURESCOM Services Platform (ESP). This platform

  15. Industry Study, Environment Industry, Spring 2009

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    2009-01-01

    Ecuador Charles Darwin Foundation, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador World Wildlife Fund, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador Municipal Recycling Center, Puerto Ayora...Amazonia (LBA), Tapajós National Forest , Brazil Oficinas Caboclas Project, Santarém, Brazil Maguari, Jamaraquá, Nuquini, and Suruacá communities...addition to extensive mineral and forest resources.58 There is a growing environmental market with opportunities for U.S. companies. Investments in

  16. The Common HOL Platform

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    Adams, Mark

    2015-01-01

    The Common HOL project aims to facilitate porting source code and proofs between members of the HOL family of theorem provers. At the heart of the project is the Common HOL Platform, which defines a standard HOL theory and API that aims to be compatible with all HOL systems. So far, HOL Light and hol90 have been adapted for conformance, and HOL Zero was originally developed to conform. In this paper we provide motivation for a platform, give an overview of the Common HOL Platform's theory and...

  17. Ladder attachment platform

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    Swygert,; Richard, W [Springfield, SC

    2012-08-28

    A ladder attachment platform is provided that includes a base for attachment to a ladder that has first and second side rails and a plurality of rungs that extend between in a lateral direction. Also included is a user platform for having a user stand thereon that is carried by the base. The user platform may be positioned with respect to the ladder so that it is not located between a first plane that extends through the first side rail and is perpendicular to the lateral direction and a second plane that extends through the second side rail and is perpendicular to the lateral direction.

  18. Platform-based production development

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    Bossen, Jacob; Brunoe, Thomas Ditlev; Nielsen, Kjeld

    2015-01-01

    Platforms as a means for applying modular thinking in product development is relatively well studied, but platforms in the production system has until now not been given much attention. With the emerging concept of platform-based co-development the importance of production platforms is though...... indisputable. This paper presents state-of-the-art literature on platform research related to production platforms and investigates gaps in the literature. The paper concludes on findings by proposing future research directions....

  19. USA Hire Testing Platform

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    Office of Personnel Management — The USA Hire Testing Platform delivers tests used in hiring for positions in the Federal Government. To safeguard the integrity of the hiring processes and ensure...

  20. MULTIFUNCTIONAL PLATFORMS AND

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    Solar service centres and multifunctional platforms are innovative concepts for providing energy services in ... same time generate income. obeng ..... communities the driving force behind the ... operator(s) had to contact repairers outside their.

  1. The Common HOL Platform

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    Mark Adams

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The Common HOL project aims to facilitate porting source code and proofs between members of the HOL family of theorem provers. At the heart of the project is the Common HOL Platform, which defines a standard HOL theory and API that aims to be compatible with all HOL systems. So far, HOL Light and hol90 have been adapted for conformance, and HOL Zero was originally developed to conform. In this paper we provide motivation for a platform, give an overview of the Common HOL Platform's theory and API components, and show how to adapt legacy systems. We also report on the platform's successful application in the hand-translation of a few thousand lines of source code from HOL Light to HOL Zero.

  2. The Creative Platform

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    Byrge, Christian; Hansen, Søren

    whether you consider thirdgrade teaching, human-resource development, or radical new thinking in product development in a company. The Creative Platform was developed at Aalborg University through a series of research-and-development activities in collaboration with educational institutions and private......This book is about introducing more creativity into general educational courses and cross-disciplinary activities. It is directed toward teachers at all levels in the educational system, but the Creative Platform is a general model, and thus the creative process will fundamentally be the same...... companies. It is a project in which the goal is to make a hands-on approach to a knowledge perspective on enhancing creativity. The underlying ambition of the Creative Platform is to make it easier to promote creativity. At www.uka.aau.dk/The+Creative+Platform, you can find extra materials and instructions...

  3. National Community Solar Platform

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    Rupert, Bart [Clean Energy Collective, Louisville, CO (United States)

    2016-06-30

    This project was created to provide a National Community Solar Platform (NCSP) portal known as Community Solar Hub, that is available to any entity or individual who wants to develop community solar. This has been done by providing a comprehensive portal to make CEC’s solutions, and other proven community solar solutions, externally available for everyone to access – making the process easy through proven platforms to protect subscribers, developers and utilities. The successful completion of this project provides these tools via a web platform and integration APIs, a wide spectrum of community solar projects included in the platform, multiple groups of customers (utilities, EPCs, and advocates) using the platform to develop community solar, and open access to anyone interested in community solar. CEC’s Incubator project includes web-based informational resources, integrated systems for project information and billing systems, and engagement with customers and users by community solar experts. The combined effort externalizes much of Clean Energy Collective’s industry-leading expertise, allowing third parties to develop community solar without duplicating expensive start-up efforts. The availability of this platform creates community solar projects that are cheaper to build and cheaper to participate in, furthering the goals of DOE’s SunShot Initiative. Final SF 425 Final SF 428 Final DOE F 2050.11 Final Report Narrative

  4. The Platformization of the Web: Making Web Data Platform Ready

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    A. Helmond

    2015-01-01

    In this article, I inquire into Facebook’s development as a platform by situating it within the transformation of social network sites into social media platforms. I explore this shift with a historical perspective on, what I refer to as, platformization, or the rise of the platform as the dominant

  5. Platform Performance and Challenges - using Platforms in Lego Company

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    Munk, Lone; Mortensen, Niels Henrik

    2009-01-01

    by the product defining users (product developers) and platform erosion. When the platforms are not used it is due to: unsuitable calculation models, lack of goals, rewards or benefits from management, unattractive tradeoffs and difficulties in understanding the platform. This indicates that platform design...... needs focus on the incentive of using the platform. This problem lacks attention in literature, as well as industry, where assessment criteria do not cover this aspect. Therefore, we recommend including user incentive in platform assessment criteria to these challenges. Concrete solution elements...... ensuring user incentive in platforms is an object for future research...

  6. Preço pago pelo consumidor de carne bovina nas diferentes regiões econômicas do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Price paid by beef meat consumers from different economic regions of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Vicente Celestino Pires Silveira

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available O Estado do Rio Grande do Sul apresenta inúmeras diferenças no aspecto geográfico-econômico-ambiental. No presente trabalho, considera-se a divisão regional proposta por ALONSO et al. (1994, a qual apresenta o Estado dividido em três regiões: metade sul, metade norte e nordeste. Na metade sul, a economia é baseada no setor primário, tendo a pecuária, como principal produto. A metade norte tem sua economia baseada na agricultura e a região nordeste caracteriza-se pela presença de vários setores industriais, com grandes concentrações urbanas. Sabe-se que o consumo é influenciado pela idade, renda, nível de educação, padrão de mobilidade e gosto dos consumidores. O objetivo, neste trabalho, foi verificar o comportamento do preço de diferentes cortes de carne bovina, em nível de consumidor, nas três regiões econômicas do Estado. A pesquisa caracterizou-se por um levantamento mensal em supermercados, durante os anos agrícolas 2006/2007 e 2007/2008, do preço de diferentes cortes de carne bovina em onze cidades. Os menores e os maiores preços da carne bovina verificados nas regiões metade Sul e nordeste, respectivamente, decorrem provavelmente do fato de que uma é a região produtora e a outra principal consumidora. Outro resultado importante é que as maiores variações, no preço dos cortes, ocorreram também nessas regiões. Portanto, num cenário em que a demanda é maior que a oferta, essas regiões parecem ser as primeiras a receberem o impacto nos preços da carne bovina.The State of Rio Grande do Sul presents various situations considering geographical, economical and environmental aspects. This study considers the regional division suggested by ALONSO et al. (1994: Southern half, Northern Half and Northeast. The primary sector is the base of Southern half economy and livestock production is its main product. The Northern half has crop production as its main economical resource, while the Northeast is characterized by the presence of various industrial sectors and large urban concentration. Consumer preferences are directly influenced by age, income, level of education, patterns of mobility and personal taste. The aim of this study was to verify price behaviour of different beef cuts. The research was done through a monthly data collection in supermarkets, during the periods of 2006/2007 and 2007/2008, considering the price of different beef cuts in eleven cities. The lowest and highest prices of beef cuts were verified in the Southern half and in the Northeast, respectively, which is probably due to the fact that one is the main producer and the other is the main consumer. Another important result is that the highest price variation in beef cuts also happened in these regions. Thus, when there is a higher demand than supply, the first to receive these impact on price are these regions.

  7. Anestesia para separação cirúrgica de emergência de onfalópogos Anestesia para la separación quirúrgica de emergencia de onfalópagos Anesthesia for emergency separation of omphalopagus conjoined twins

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    Adriano Bechara de Souza Hobaika

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A taxa de mortalidade da cirurgia de separação de gêmeos unidos no período neonatal é de 50%, podendo chegar a 75% se ocorrer em situação de emergência. O planejamento da cirurgia de separação é meticuloso e envolve exames de imagem, avaliação da circulação cruzada e até a realização de outros procedimentos cirúrgicos de preparação, como a expansão de pele. RELATO DO CASO: Gêmeas onfalópogas com 11 dias de vida foram separadas em caráter de emergência devido ao óbito da irmã por sepse associada à cardiopatia. O fígado era um órgão comum e foi separado. A gêmea sobrevivente veio a óbito seis dias depois. CONCLUSÕES: A separação no período neonatal deve ser evitada devido à imaturidade dos sistemas orgânicos dos pacientes. Contudo, situações de emergência como esta podem impor a realização do procedimento.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: La tasa de mortalidad de la cirugía de separación de gemelos unidos en el período neonatal es de un 50% y puede alcanzar el 75% si ocurre en situación de emergencia. La planificación de la cirugía de separación es meticulosa y exige exámenes de imagen, evaluación de la circulación cruzada e incluso la realización de otros procedimientos quirúrgicos de preparación como la expansión de la piel. RELATO DEL CASO: Gemelas onfalópagas con 11 días de vida, que fueron separadas en carácter de emergencia debido al óbito de la hermana por sepsis asociada a la cardiopatía. El hígado era un órgano común y fue separado. La gemela que sobrevivió falleció seis días después. CONCLUSIONES: La separación en el período neonatal debe ser evitada debido a la inmadurez de los sistemas orgánicos de los pacientes. Sin embargo, situaciones de emergencia como esa, pueden exigir la realización del procedimiento.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The rate of mortality during the surgical separation of conjoined twins in the neonatal period is 50% and can reach up to 75% if it occurs in emergency situations. The planning of the surgical separation procedure is detailed and involves imaging assessment, evaluation of cross-circulation and even other surgical preparation procedures, such as skin expansion. CASE REPORT: Eleven-day-old female omphalopagus conjoined twins underwent emergency surgical separation due to the death of one twin caused by sepsis associated to cardiopathy. The liver was shared by the twins and was separated. The surviving twin died six days later. CONCLUSIONS: Surgical separation of conjoined twins in the neonatal period must be avoided due to the patients' organic system immaturity. However, emergency situations such as the one described herein can require the procedure to be carried out.

  8. Implementación de sistema integrado de servicio al cliente para consultas de deudas, pagos en línea (e-payment) y realización de proformas de embarque para cargas de exportación (eproforma) para la empresa agencia marítima global Marglobal S.A.

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    2015-01-01

    Esta tesis para lograr el objetivo deseado se aplicó el uso de tecnologías web de últimageneración, de tal modo que los sistemasofrezcan soluciones intuitivas y fáciles de usar a los clientes de la empresa, así como también el uso de tecnología de servicios web para lograr integración conentidades externas a través de canales seguros. Obteniendo de esta manera unadisminución del tiempo de atención que los clientes requieren, empoderándolos con la información y procesos disponibles en línea y ...

  9. Transactional Network Platform: Applications

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    Katipamula, Srinivas; Lutes, Robert G.; Ngo, Hung; Underhill, Ronald M.

    2013-10-31

    In FY13, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) with funding from the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Building Technologies Office (BTO) designed, prototyped and tested a transactional network platform to support energy, operational and financial transactions between any networked entities (equipment, organizations, buildings, grid, etc.). Initially, in FY13, the concept demonstrated transactions between packaged rooftop air conditioners and heat pump units (RTUs) and the electric grid using applications or "agents" that reside on the platform, on the equipment, on a local building controller or in the Cloud. The transactional network project is a multi-lab effort with Oakridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) also contributing to the effort. PNNL coordinated the project and also was responsible for the development of the transactional network (TN) platform and three different applications associated with RTUs. This document describes two applications or "agents" in details, and also summarizes the platform. The TN platform details are described in another companion document.

  10. Identification of platform levels

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    Mortensen, Niels Henrik

    2005-01-01

    reduction, ability to launch a wider product portfolio without increasing resources and reduction of complexity within the whole company. To support the multiple product development process, platform based product development has in many companies such as Philips, VW, Ford etc. proven to be a very effective...... because the nature of developing platforms and applications are very different. In single product development reuse is often determined by individual designers, in multiple product development reuse is to a large degree a management issue. It is difficult for a company to switch from single to multiple...... development will be examined. Based on the identification of the above characteristics five platform levels are described. The research presented in this paper is a result of MSc, Ph.D projects at the Technical University of Denmark and consultancy projects within the organisation of Institute of Product...

  11. Universal visualization platform

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    Gee, Alexander G.; Li, Hongli; Yu, Min; Smrtic, Mary Beth; Cvek, Urska; Goodell, Howie; Gupta, Vivek; Lawrence, Christine; Zhou, Jainping; Chiang, Chih-Hung; Grinstein, Georges G.

    2005-03-01

    Although there are a number of visualization systems to choose from when analyzing data, only a few of these allow for the integration of other visualization and analysis techniques. There are even fewer visualization toolkits and frameworks from which one can develop ones own visualization applications. Even within the research community, scientists either use what they can from the available tools or start from scratch to define a program in which they are able to develop new or modified visualization techniques and analysis algorithms. Presented here is a new general-purpose platform for constructing numerous visualization and analysis applications. The focus of this system is the design and experimentation of new techniques, and where the sharing of and integration with other tools becomes second nature. Moreover, this platform supports multiple large data sets, and the recording and visualizing of user sessions. Here we introduce the Universal Visualization Platform (UVP) as a modern data visualization and analysis system.

  12. Geostationary multipurpose platforms

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    Bekey, I.; Bowman, R. M.

    1981-01-01

    In addition to the advantages generally associated with orbital platforms, such as improved reliability, economies of scale, simple connectivity of elements, reduced tracking demands and the restraint of orbital object population growth, geostationary platforms yield: (1) continuous access by fixed ground antennas for communications services; (2) continuous monitoring of phenomena over chosen regions of the earth's surface; (3) a preferred location for many solar-terrestrial physics experiments. The geostationary platform also offers a low-risk and economical solution to the impending saturation of the orbital arc/frequency spectrum, maximizing the capacity of individual slots and increasing the utility of the entire arc. It also allows the use of many small, simple and inexpensive earth stations through complexity inversion and high power per beam. Block diagram and operational flowcharts are provided.

  13. Platforms for antibiotic discovery.

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    Lewis, Kim

    2013-05-01

    The spread of resistant bacteria, leading to untreatable infections, is a major public health threat but the pace of antibiotic discovery to combat these pathogens has slowed down. Most antibiotics were originally isolated by screening soil-derived actinomycetes during the golden era of antibiotic discovery in the 1940s to 1960s. However, diminishing returns from this discovery platform led to its collapse, and efforts to create a new platform based on target-focused screening of large libraries of synthetic compounds failed, in part owing to the lack of penetration of such compounds through the bacterial envelope. This article considers strategies to re-establish viable platforms for antibiotic discovery. These include investigating untapped natural product sources such as uncultured bacteria, establishing rules of compound penetration to enable the development of synthetic antibiotics, developing species-specific antibiotics and identifying prodrugs that have the potential to eradicate dormant persisters, which are often responsible for hard-to-treat infections.

  14. Windows Azure Platform

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    2011-01-01

    The Windows Azure Platform has rapidly established itself as one of the most sophisticated cloud computing platforms available. With Microsoft working to continually update their product and keep it at the cutting edge, the future looks bright - if you have the skills to harness it. In particular, new features such as remote desktop access, dynamic content caching and secure content delivery using SSL make the latest version of Azure a more powerful solution than ever before. It's widely agreed that cloud computing has produced a paradigm shift in traditional architectural concepts by providin

  15. Windows Azure Platform

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    Redkar, Tejaswi

    2010-01-01

    The Azure Services Platform is a brand-new cloud-computing technology from Microsoft. It is composed of four core components-Windows Azure, .NET Services, SQL Services, and Live Services-each with a unique role in the functioning of your cloud service. It is the goal of this book to show you how to use these components, both separately and together, to build flawless cloud services. At its heart Windows Azure Platform is a down-to-earth, code-centric book. This book aims to show you precisely how the components are employed and to demonstrate the techniques and best practices you need to know

  16. Wireless sensor platform

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    Joshi, Pooran C.; Killough, Stephen M.; Kuruganti, Phani Teja

    2017-08-08

    A wireless sensor platform and methods of manufacture are provided. The platform involves providing a plurality of wireless sensors, where each of the sensors is fabricated on flexible substrates using printing techniques and low temperature curing. Each of the sensors can include planar sensor elements and planar antennas defined using the printing and curing. Further, each of the sensors can include a communications system configured to encode the data from the sensors into a spread spectrum code sequence that is transmitted to a central computer(s) for use in monitoring an area associated with the sensors.

  17. Mobile4D platform

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    Botha, Adèle

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available . It is a communication platform that has architecture for creating, deploying and managing services and applications by integrating voice, video and data across a range of IP and telecom communication networks. In 2007, Red Hat made a firm commitment... based on the Mobicents muni ations Platform brand. 2.1.5  Telco specific User‐Generated Services   A variety of communication network operators have started initiatives to address User- Generated Services for the Telecom domain. Some...

  18. Efectos de las políticas sanitarias sobre la contención del gasto sanitario en Chile

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    Planck Barahona-Urbina

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: La literatura económica propone diversos mecanismos de pago a proveedores, con el objetivo de conseguir incentivos en la contención del gasto sanitario. Objetivos: Analizar los fundamentos teóricos y efectividad de los instrumentos de pago, pago asociado a diagnóstico (PAD y pago por prestaciones valoras (PPV, en la contención de costos implementados en Chile a lo largo de los últimas dos décadas, y evaluar cuantitativamente los efectos que han tenido dichos mecanismos de pago prospectivos recientemente creados sobre la utilización de los servicios hospitalarios de la Región Metropolitana (RM y demás regiones del país. Diseño: Análisis econométrico y no paramétrico. Lugar: Chile. Materiales: Se utilizó datos del Ministerio de Salud de Chile (MINSAL y del Fondo Nacional de salud (FONASA. Intervenciones: Aplicación de la metodología de series temporales, análisis envolvente de datos y modelo lógit multinomial para detectar si los mecanismos de pago han tenido el efecto deseado en la contención de costos. Principales medidas de resultados: Efectos de los mecanismos de pago a hospitales. Resultados: Los resultados han puesto de manifiesto que el segundo mecanismo de pago introducido, además de no generar incentivos en la reducción de las estancias promedio a nivel nacional tampoco ha generado niveles de eficiencia mas altos. Conclusiones: El primer mecanismo de pago PAD tiene un efecto positivo en la contención del uso de recurso. Por otro parte, en el segundo mecanismo de pago PPV no solo se utiliza más recursos, sino que además es posible que el sistema esté actuando de forma perversa dificultando la adopción de medidas que favorezcan la eficiencia.

  19. Games and Platform Decisions

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    Hansen, Poul H. Kyvsgård; Mikkola, Juliana Hsuan

    2007-01-01

    is the application of on-line games in order to provide training for decision makers and in order to generate overview over the implications of platform decisions. However, games have to be placed in a context with other methods and we argue that a mixture of games, workshops, and simulations can provide improved...

  20. Creative Platform Learning (CPL)

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    Christensen, Jonna Langeland; Hansen, Søren

    Creative Platform Learning (CPL) er en pædagogisk metode, der skaber foretagsomme og innovative elever, der kan anvende deres kreativitet til at lære nyt. Ifølge den nye skolereform skal Innovation og entreprenørskab tydeliggøres i alle fag. I CPL er det en integreret del af undervisningen...

  1. Games and Platform Decisions

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    Hansen, Poul H. Kyvsgård; Mikkola, Juliana Hsuan

    2007-01-01

    is the application of on-line games in order to provide training for decision makers and in order to generate overview over the implications of platform decisions. However, games have to be placed in a context with other methods and we argue that a mixture of games, workshops, and simulations can provide improved...

  2. Mobile Platforms and Development Environments

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    Helal, Sumi; Li, Wengdong

    2012-01-01

    Mobile platform development has lately become a technological war zone with extremely dynamic and fluid movement, especially in the smart phone and tablet market space. This Synthesis lecture is a guide to the latest developments of the key mobile platforms that are shaping the mobile platform industry. The book covers the three currently dominant native platforms -- iOS, Android and Windows Phone -- along with the device-agnostic HTML5 mobile web platform. The lecture also covers location-based services (LBS) which can be considered as a platform in its own right. The lecture utilizes a sampl

  3. Online stock trading platform

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    Ion LUNGU

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available The Internet is the perfect tool that can assure the market’s transparency for any user who wants to trade on the stock market. The investor can have access to the market news, financial calendar or the press releases of the issuers. A good online trading platform also provides real-time intraday quotes, trading history and technical analysis giving the investor a clearer view of the supply and demand in the market. All this information provides the investor a good image of the market and encourages him to trade. This paper wishes to draft the pieces of an online trading platform and to analyze the impact of developing and implementing one in a brokerage firm.

  4. Available: motorised platform

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    2014-01-01

    The COMPASS collaboration would like to offer to a new owner the following useful and fully operational piece of equipment, which is due to be replaced with better adapted equipment.   Please contact Erwin Bielert (erwin.bielert@cern.ch or 160539) for further information.  Motorized platform (FOR FREE):   Fabricated by ACL (Alfredo Cardoso & Cia Ltd) in Portugal. The model number is MeXs 5-­‐30.  Specifications: 5 m wide, 1 m deep, adjustable height (1.5 m if folded). Maximum working floor height: 4 m. conforms to CERN regulations, number LV158. Type LD500, capacity 500 kg and weight 2000 kg.  If no interested party is found before December 2014, the platform will be thrown away.

  5. Common tester platform concept.

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    Hurst, Michael James

    2008-05-01

    This report summarizes the results of a case study on the doctrine of a common tester platform, a concept of a standardized platform that can be applicable across the broad spectrum of testing requirements throughout the various stages of a weapons program, as well as across the various weapons programs. The common tester concept strives to define an affordable, next-generation design that will meet testing requirements with the flexibility to grow and expand; supporting the initial development stages of a weapons program through to the final production and surveillance stages. This report discusses a concept investing key leveraging technologies and operational concepts combined with prototype tester-development experiences and practical lessons learned gleaned from past weapons programs.

  6. OGC Collaborative Platform undercover

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    Buehler, G.; Arctur, D. K.; Bermudez, L. E.

    2012-12-01

    The mission of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is to serve as a global forum for the collaboration of developers and users of spatial data products and services, and to advance the development of international standards for geospatial interoperability. The OGC coordinates with over 400 institutions in the development of geospatial standards. OGC has a dedicated staff supported by a Collaborative Web Platform to enable sophisticated and successful coordination among its members. Since its origins in the early 1990s, the OGC Collaborative Web Platform has evolved organically to be the collaboration hub for standards development in the exchange of geospatial and related types of information, among a global network of thousands of technical, scientific and management professionals spanning numerous disparate application domains. This presentation describes the structure of this collaboration hub, the relationships enabled (both among and beyond OGC members), and how this network fits in a broader ecosystem of technology development and information standards organizations.

  7. Video analysis platform

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    FLORES, Pablo; Arias, Pablo; Lecumberry, Federico; Pardo, Álvaro

    2006-01-01

    In this article we present the Video Analysis Platform (VAP) which is an open source software framework for video analysis, processing and description. The main goals of VAP are: to provide a multiplatform system which allows the easy implementation of video algorithms, provide structures and algorithms for the segmentation of video data in its different levels of abstraction: shots, frames, objects, regions, etc, permit the generation and comparison of MPEG7-like descriptors, and develop tes...

  8. Cloud Robotics Platforms

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    Busra Koken

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Cloud robotics is a rapidly evolving field that allows robots to offload computation-intensive and storage-intensive jobs into the cloud. Robots are limited in terms of computational capacity, memory and storage. Cloud provides unlimited computation power, memory, storage and especially collaboration opportunity. Cloud-enabled robots are divided into two categories as standalone and networked robots. This article surveys cloud robotic platforms, standalone and networked robotic works such as grasping, simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM and monitoring.

  9. HPC - Platforms Penta Chart

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    Trujillo, Angelina Michelle [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2015-10-08

    Strategy, Planning, Acquiring- very large scale computing platforms come and go and planning for immensely scalable machines often precedes actual procurement by 3 years. Procurement can be another year or more. Integration- After Acquisition, machines must be integrated into the computing environments at LANL. Connection to scalable storage via large scale storage networking, assuring correct and secure operations. Management and Utilization – Ongoing operations, maintenance, and trouble shooting of the hardware and systems software at massive scale is required.

  10. IP Rights and Technological Platforms

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    Robert P. Merges

    2008-01-01

    This paper is about intellectual property rights (IPRs) and platform technologies. After a brief introduction explaining some basics of networks, standards and platforms, I turn to three policy issues. The first is the role of IP in what might be termed platform policies, the decisions by courts and regulators concerning whether and how to promote multi-party access to important digital platforms such as media player hardware, cell phones, PCs, and the like. I argue that for the most part the...

  11. "Platform switching": Serendipity

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    N Kalavathy

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Implant dentistry is the latest developing field in terms of clinical techniques, research, material science and oral rehabilitation. Extensive work is being done to improve the designing of implants in order to achieve better esthetics and function. The main drawback with respect to implant restoration is achieving good osseointegration along with satisfactory stress distribution, which in turn will improve the prognosis of implant prosthesis by reducing the crestal bone loss. Many concepts have been developed with reference to surface coating of implants, surgical techniques for implant placement, immediate and delayed loading, platform switching concept, etc. This article has made an attempt to review the concept of platform switching was in fact revealed accidentally due to the nonavailability of the abutment appropriate to the size of the implant placed. A few aspect of platform switching, an upcoming idea to reduce crestal bone loss have been covered. The various methods used for locating and preparing the data were done through textbooks, Google search and related articles.

  12. "Platform switching": serendipity.

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    Kalavathy, N; Sridevi, J; Gehlot, Roshni; Kumar, Santosh

    2014-01-01

    Implant dentistry is the latest developing field in terms of clinical techniques, research, material science and oral rehabilitation. Extensive work is being done to improve the designing of implants in order to achieve better esthetics and function. The main drawback with respect to implant restoration is achieving good osseointegration along with satisfactory stress distribution, which in turn will improve the prognosis of implant prosthesis by reducing the crestal bone loss. Many concepts have been developed with reference to surface coating of implants, surgical techniques for implant placement, immediate and delayed loading, platform switching concept, etc. This article has made an attempt to review the concept of platform switching was in fact revealed accidentally due to the nonavailability of the abutment appropriate to the size of the implant placed. A few aspect of platform switching, an upcoming idea to reduce crestal bone loss have been covered. The various methods used for locating and preparing the data were done through textbooks, Google search and related articles.

  13. The Prodiguer Messaging Platform

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    Denvil, S.; Greenslade, M. A.; Carenton, N.; Levavasseur, G.; Raciazek, J.

    2015-12-01

    CONVERGENCE is a French multi-partner national project designed to gather HPC and informatics expertise to innovate in the context of running French global climate models with differing grids and at differing resolutions. Efficient and reliable execution of these models and the management and dissemination of model output are some of the complexities that CONVERGENCE aims to resolve.At any one moment in time, researchers affiliated with the Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL) climate modeling group, are running hundreds of global climate simulations. These simulations execute upon a heterogeneous set of French High Performance Computing (HPC) environments. The IPSL's simulation execution runtime libIGCM (library for IPSL Global Climate Modeling group) has recently been enhanced so as to support hitherto impossible realtime use cases such as simulation monitoring, data publication, metrics collection, simulation control, visualizations … etc. At the core of this enhancement is Prodiguer: an AMQP (Advanced Message Queue Protocol) based event driven asynchronous distributed messaging platform. libIGCM now dispatches copious amounts of information, in the form of messages, to the platform for remote processing by Prodiguer software agents at IPSL servers in Paris. Such processing takes several forms: Persisting message content to database(s); Launching rollback jobs upon simulation failure; Notifying downstream applications; Automation of visualization pipelines; We will describe and/or demonstrate the platform's: Technical implementation; Inherent ease of scalability; Inherent adaptiveness in respect to supervising simulations; Web portal receiving simulation notifications in realtime.

  14. Platform computing powers enterprise grid

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    2002-01-01

    Platform Computing, today announced that the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center is using Platform LSF 5, to carry out groundbreaking research into the origins of the universe. Platform LSF 5 will deliver the mammoth computing power that SLAC's Linear Accelerator needs to process the data associated with intense high-energy physics research (1 page).

  15. The Geohazards Exploitation Platform

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    Laur, Henri; Casu, Francesco; Bally, Philippe; Caumont, Hervé; Pinto, Salvatore

    2016-04-01

    The Geohazards Exploitation Platform, or Geohazards TEP (GEP), is an ESA originated R&D activity of the EO ground segment to demonstrate the benefit of new technologies for large scale processing of EO data. This encompasses on-demand processing for specific user needs, systematic processing to address common information needs of the geohazards community, and integration of newly developed processors for scientists and other expert users. The platform supports the geohazards community's objectives as defined in the context of the International Forum on Satellite EO and Geohazards organised by ESA and GEO in Santorini in 2012. The GEP is a follow on to the Supersites Exploitation Platform (SSEP) an ESA initiative to support the Geohazards Supersites & Natural Laboratories initiative (GSNL). Today the GEP allows to exploit 70+ Terabyte of ERS and ENVISAT archive and the Copernicus Sentinel-1 data available on line. The platform has already engaged 22 European early adopters in a validation activity initiated in March 2015. Since September, this validation has reached 29 single user projects. Each project is concerned with either integrating an application, running on demand processing or systematically generating a product collection using an application available in the platform. The users primarily include 15 geoscience centres and universities based in Europe: British Geological Survey (UK), University of Leeds (UK), University College London (UK), ETH University of Zurich (CH), INGV (IT), CNR-IREA and CNR-IRPI (IT), University of L'Aquila (IT), NOA (GR), Univ. Blaise Pascal & CNRS (FR), Ecole Normale Supérieure (FR), ISTERRE / University of Grenoble-Alpes (FR). In addition, there are users from Africa and North America with the University of Rabat (MA) and the University of Miami (US). Furthermore two space agencies and four private companies are involved: the German Space Research Centre DLR (DE), the European Space Agency (ESA), Altamira Information (ES

  16. Identification of platform levels

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    Mortensen, Niels Henrik

    2005-01-01

    reduction, ability to launch a wider product portfolio without increasing resources and reduction of complexity within the whole company. To support the multiple product development process, platform based product development has in many companies such as Philips, VW, Ford etc. proven to be a very effective...... and efficient tool. Transforming product development from single to multiple product development is a significant change in product development often involving major changes of product models, procedures and organization. In the area of product models a set of new models has to be introduced, e.g. models...

  17. Cots Correlator Platform

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    Schaaf, Kjeld; Overeem, Ruud

    2004-06-01

    Moore’s law is best exploited by using consumer market hardware. In particular, the gaming industry pushes the limit of processor performance thus reducing the cost per raw flop even faster than Moore’s law predicts. Next to the cost benefits of Common-Of-The-Shelf (COTS) processing resources, there is a rapidly growing experience pool in cluster based processing. The typical Beowulf cluster of PC’s supercomputers are well known. Multiple examples exists of specialised cluster computers based on more advanced server nodes or even gaming stations. All these cluster machines build upon the same knowledge about cluster software management, scheduling, middleware libraries and mathematical libraries. In this study, we have integrated COTS processing resources and cluster nodes into a very high performance processing platform suitable for streaming data applications, in particular to implement a correlator. The required processing power for the correlator in modern radio telescopes is in the range of the larger supercomputers, which motivates the usage of supercomputer technology. Raw processing power is provided by graphical processors and is combined with an Infiniband host bus adapter with integrated data stream handling logic. With this processing platform a scalable correlator can be built with continuously growing processing power at consumer market prices.

  18. Prokaryotic homologs of Argonaute proteins are predicted to function as key components of a novel system of defense against mobile genetic elements

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    van der Oost John

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In eukaryotes, RNA interference (RNAi is a major mechanism of defense against viruses and transposable elements as well of regulating translation of endogenous mRNAs. The RNAi systems recognize the target RNA molecules via small guide RNAs that are completely or partially complementary to a region of the target. Key components of the RNAi systems are proteins of the Argonaute-PIWI family some of which function as slicers, the nucleases that cleave the target RNA that is base-paired to a guide RNA. Numerous prokaryotes possess the CRISPR-associated system (CASS of defense against phages and plasmids that is, in part, mechanistically analogous but not homologous to eukaryotic RNAi systems. Many prokaryotes also encode homologs of Argonaute-PIWI proteins but their functions remain unknown. Results We present a detailed analysis of Argonaute-PIWI protein sequences and the genomic neighborhoods of the respective genes in prokaryotes. Whereas eukaryotic Ago/PIWI proteins always contain PAZ (oligonucleotide binding and PIWI (active or inactivated nuclease domains, the prokaryotic Argonaute homologs (pAgos fall into two major groups in which the PAZ domain is either present or absent. The monophyly of each group is supported by a phylogenetic analysis of the conserved PIWI-domains. Almost all pAgos that lack a PAZ domain appear to be inactivated, and the respective genes are associated with a variety of predicted nucleases in putative operons. An additional, uncharacterized domain that is fused to various nucleases appears to be a unique signature of operons encoding the short (lacking PAZ pAgo form. By contrast, almost all PAZ-domain containing pAgos are predicted to be active nucleases. Some proteins of this group (e.g., that from Aquifex aeolicus have been experimentally shown to possess nuclease activity, and are not typically associated with genes for other (putative nucleases. Given these observations, the apparent extensive

  19. Communications payloads for geostationary platforms

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    Fordyce, S. W.

    1978-01-01

    Trends in communication satellites show increasing reuse of the frequency spectrum through multiple spot beams and orthogonal polarization, as well as consortia operation. Current reliance on orbital arc separation for frequency reuse may be inadequate for the projected traffic growth and the orbital slotting proposals before the ITU. This paper notes that cost advantages can accrue through common use of spacecraft subsystems and multiple users' platforms aboard a common geostationary platform. The rationale for such platforms is described and potential payloads are suggested.

  20. Utilizing platforms in industrialized construction

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    Bonev, Martin; Wörösch, Michael; Hvam, Lars

    2015-01-01

    construction companies. A promising approach adapted by operations management and design theory regards individual building projects as the adjustment and recombination of components and processes from a set of predefined platforms, while configuration systems assure feasible building solutions. Design...... methods map structural platform characteristics so as to balance commonality and distinctiveness. Originality/value – This paper proposes a general theory of platform-based development and execution in the industrialised construction sector, which goes beyond concurrent approaches of standardising...

  1. Web Platform Application

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    Paulsworth, Ashley [Sunvestment Group, Frederick, MD (United States); Kurtz, Jim [Sunvestment Group, Frederick, MD (United States); Brun de Pontet, Stephanie [Sunvestment Group, Frederick, MD (United States)

    2016-06-15

    Sunvestment Energy Group (previously called Sunvestment Group) was established to create a web application that brings together site hosts, those who will obtain the energy from the solar array, with project developers and funders, including affinity investors. Sunvestment Energy Group (SEG) uses a community-based model that engages with investors who have some affinity with the site host organization. In addition to a financial return, these investors receive non-financial value from their investments and are therefore willing to offer lower cost capital. This enables the site host to enjoy more savings from solar through these less expensive Community Power Purchase Agreements (CPPAs). The purpose of this award was to develop an online platform to bring site hosts and investors together virtually.

  2. Energy Tracking Software Platform

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    Ryan Davis; Nathan Bird; Rebecca Birx; Hal Knowles

    2011-04-04

    Acceleration has created an interactive energy tracking and visualization platform that supports decreasing electric, water, and gas usage. Homeowners have access to tools that allow them to gauge their use and track progress toward a smaller energy footprint. Real estate agents have access to consumption data, allowing for sharing a comparison with potential home buyers. Home builders have the opportunity to compare their neighborhood's energy efficiency with competitors. Home energy raters have a tool for gauging the progress of their clients after efficiency changes. And, social groups are able to help encourage members to reduce their energy bills and help their environment. EnergyIT.com is the business umbrella for all energy tracking solutions and is designed to provide information about our energy tracking software and promote sales. CompareAndConserve.com (Gainesville-Green.com) helps homeowners conserve energy through education and competition. ToolsForTenants.com helps renters factor energy usage into their housing decisions.

  3. The Creative Soccer Platform

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    Johan Torp Rasmussen, Ludvig; Østergaard, Lars Domino

    2016-01-01

    Creativity is essential in soccer due to the unpredictable and complex situations occurring in the game, where stereotypical play gradually loses its efficiency. Further, creativity is an important psychological factor for the development of soccer expertise, and valuing creativity increases...... satisfaction and well-being. Although creative players are highly desired by coaches, the subject of cultivating creativity is mostly ignored and traditional training settings may even hamper the players' creativity. The purpose of this article is to introduce a novel approach for enhancing soccer players......' creativity, The Creative Soccer Platform (TCSP), and to demonstrate the implications of applying it in youth soccer practice, by means of soccer-specific creativity exercises. TCSP encompasses four theoretically based didactic principles (task focus, parallel thinking, horizontal thinking, and no experienced...

  4. Power Quality Indices Estimation Platform

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    Eliana I. Arango-Zuluaga

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available An interactive platform for estimating the quality indices in single phase electric power systems is presented. It meets the IEEE 1459-2010 standard recommendations. The platform was developed in order to support teaching and research activities in electric power quality. The platform estimates the power quality indices from voltage and current signals using three different algorithms based on fast Fourier transform (FFT, wavelet packet transform (WPT and least squares method. The results show that the algorithms implemented are efficient for estimating the quality indices of the power and the platform can be used according to the objectives established. 

  5. Flexible experimental FPGA based platform

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    Andersen, Karsten Holm; Nymand, Morten

    2016-01-01

    This paper presents an experimental flexible Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) based platform for testing and verifying digital controlled dc-dc converters. The platform supports different types of control strategies, dc-dc converter topologies and switching frequencies. The controller platform...... interface supporting configuration and reading of setup parameters, controller status and the acquisition memory in a simple way. The FPGA based platform, provides an easy way within education or research to use different digital control strategies and different converter topologies controlled by an FPGA...

  6. Product Platform Screening at LEGO

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    Mortensen, Niels Henrik; Steen Jensen, Thomas; Nielsen, Ole Fiil

    2012-01-01

    Product platforms offer great benefits to companies developing new products in highly competitive markets. Literature describes how a single platform can be designed from a technical point of view, but rarely mentions how the process begins. How do companies identify possible platform candidates...... after a few changes had been applied to the initial process layout. This case study shows how companies must focus on a limited selection of simultaneous projects in order to keep focus. Primary stakeholders must be involved from the very beginning, and short presentations of the platform concepts...

  7. Platform evolution studies

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    Walton, Barbara A.

    1990-01-01

    The polar orbiting platform (POP), being developed by the Work Package 3 (WP3) Project at the Goddard Space Flight Center, will play a key role in the NASA Leadership Initiative, Mission to Planet Earth (MPE). It becomes, with the addition of payloads, an Earth observation satellite observatory. Mission to Planet Earth also has geostationary platforms (GEOP) as part of its global observational system. A study was begun in March 1988 to assess the applicability of the POP orbital replacement units (ORUs) for a geostationary Earth observing mission. Two test cases, representative of MPE payloads, were studied. Case A was used to emphasize the GEOP configuration and design; it used a Titan/Centaur to achieve orbit. Case B, considered to be much further in the future, included some assembly at the Space Station Freedom manned base and use of an orbital transfer vehicle to achieve orbit; requirements on the manned base to support such a mission were emphasized. The study found the POP systems more than adequate to meet GEOP requirements. Two types of changes were required for the POP ORUs: (1) modification to use only one surface for heat rejection; for the battery ORU, this meant 'opening up' the ORU to retain the radiator area with a corresponding decrease in depth; and (2) deletion of equipment not needed. The Case A configuration was shown to be within the planned capability of the Titan IV/Centaur. Assembly requirements were included for the Case B configuration, which is driven by the large microwave antennas of two of the payloads. The final review was April 19, 1989.

  8. Platform Performance and Challenges - using Platforms in Lego Company

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    Munk, Lone; Mortensen, Niels Henrik

    2009-01-01

    This article studies the performance and challenges of using nine implemented product platforms in LEGO Company. Most of these do produce results, but do not meet their goals due to challenges in their usage in the daily product. The main challenges are that the platforms are not being used...

  9. Rapid prototyping of robotic platforms

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    De Ronde, Willis

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Building a robotic platform from raw materials can take anything from a few weeks to a few years to complete, depending on the complexity and size of the platform. This paper aims to introduce a novel approach of using abrasive waterjet machining...

  10. Preparing for a Product Platform

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    Fiil-Nielsen, Ole; Munk, Lone; Mortensen, Niels Henrik

    2005-01-01

    they lead to increased sales due to more customized product as well as decreased costs due to reuse, making a product development platform a very profitable strategy for product developing companies. A successful implementation of a product development platform is not straightforward though...

  11. Product Platform Screening at LEGO

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    Mortensen, Niels Henrik; Steen Jensen, Thomas; Nielsen, Ole Fiil

    2012-01-01

    Product platforms offer great benefits to companies developing new products in highly competitive markets. Literature describes how a single platform can be designed from a technical point of view, but rarely mentions how the process begins. How do companies identify possible platform candidates......, and how do they assess if these candidates have enough potential to be worth implementing? Danish toy manufacturer LEGO has systematically gone through this process twice. The first time the results were poor; almost all platform candidates failed. The second time, though, has been largely successful...... after a few changes had been applied to the initial process layout. This case study shows how companies must focus on a limited selection of simultaneous projects in order to keep focus. Primary stakeholders must be involved from the very beginning, and short presentations of the platform concepts...

  12. ADAPTABLE ALTERNATE REALITY GAMES PLATFORM

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    Liviu-Adrian Cotfas

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we present an alternate reality games platform that facilitates the creation of ARG projects with different themes and sizes. The platform is well integrated with the most important social media networks, thus facilitating both the involvement of the public and the creation of a more engaging interaction for the participants. A cloud-based architecture was used in order to allow the platform to easily accommodate projects of various sizes and to provide a good level of scalability. The platform is fully localizable in any language and multiple languages can be used at once to create projects that target users from different countries. An initial project that uses gamification to create an immersive learning environment has been created around the developed platform. The project combines professional and public feedback in order to provide an enhanced learning experience.

  13. Paper based electronics platform

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    Nassar, Joanna Mohammad

    2017-07-20

    A flexible and non-functionalized low cost paper-based electronic system platform fabricated from common paper, such as paper based sensors, and methods of producing paper based sensors, and methods of sensing using the paper based sensors are provided. A method of producing a paper based sensor can include the steps of: a) providing a conventional paper product to serve as a substrate for the sensor or as an active material for the sensor or both, the paper product not further treated or functionalized; and b) applying a sensing element to the paper substrate, the sensing element selected from the group consisting of a conductive material, the conductive material providing contacts and interconnects, sensitive material film that exhibits sensitivity to pH levels, a compressible and/or porous material disposed between a pair of opposed conductive elements, or a combination of two of more said sensing elements. The method of sensing can further include measuring, using the sensing element, a change in resistance, a change in voltage, a change in current, a change in capacitance, or a combination of any two or more thereof.

  14. Plat_Forms -- a contest: The web development platform comparison

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    Prechelt, Lutz

    2008-01-01

    "Plat_Forms" is a competition in which top-class teams of three programmers compete to implement the same requirements for a web-based system within 30 hours, each team using a different technology platform (Java EE, .NET, PHP, Perl, Python, or Ruby on Rails). The results will provide new insights into the real (rather than purported) pros, cons, and emergent properties of each platform. The evaluation will analyze many aspects of each solution, both external (usability, functionality, reliability, performance, etc.) and internal (structure, understandability, flexibility, etc.).

  15. Platform projections, compilers, interpreters and portability

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    Bergstra, J.A.; Loots, M.E.

    1999-01-01

    Platform projection semantics extends projection semantics by means of the encapsulation of a processor used for program execution. Platform projection semantics abstracts from platform specific details. For a given program its platform projection semantics may be platform-independent. Two forms

  16. Vertical Relationships within Platform Marketplaces

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    Mark J. Tremblay

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available In two-sided markets a platform allows consumers and sellers to interact by creating sub-markets within the platform marketplace. For example, Amazon has sub-markets for all of the different product categories available on its site, and smartphones have sub-markets for different types of applications (gaming apps, weather apps, map apps, ridesharing apps, etc.. The network benefits between consumers and sellers depend on the mode of competition within the sub-markets: more competition between sellers lowers product prices, increases the surplus consumers receive from a sub-market, and makes platform membership more desirable for consumers. However, more competition also lowers profits for a seller which makes platform membership less desirable for a seller and reduces seller entry and the number of sub-markets available on the platform marketplace. This dynamic between seller competition within a sub-market and agents’ network benefits leads to platform pricing strategies, participation decisions by consumers and sellers, and welfare results that depend on the mode of competition. Thus, the sub-market structure is important when investigating platform marketplaces.

  17. Platform decisions supported by gaming

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    Hansen, Poul H. Kyvsgård; Mikkola, Juliana Hsuan

    2007-01-01

    Platform is an ambiguous multidisciplinary concept. The philosophy behind it is easy to communicate and makes intuitively sense. However, the ease in communication does overshadow the high complexity when the concept is implemented. The practical industrial platform implementation challenge can...... is the application of on-line games in order to provide training for decision makers and in order to generate overview over the implications of platform decisions. However, games have to be placed in a context with other methods and we argue that a mixture of games, workshops, and simulations can provide improved...

  18. NASA's geostationary communications platform program

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    Ramler, J.; Durrett, R.

    1984-01-01

    This paper reviews recent trends in communications satellites and explains NASA's current interest in geostationary communications platforms. Large communications platforms capable of supporting multiple payloads with common utilities have been examined in a number of studies since 1974 and appear to offer a number of potential advantages. In 1981, an Industry Briefing and Workshop sponsord by NASA focused on the institutional, operational and technical issues that will influence the implementation of geostationary platforms. The workshop identified numerous issues and problem areas that needed more detailed study. To address the issues/problems identified, a NASA geostationary communications platform program has been developed. This program is described, focusing on the initial studies to be performed.

  19. Platform attitude data acquisition system

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    Afzulpurkar, S.

    A system for automatic acquisition of underwater platform attitude data has been designed, developed and tested in the laboratory. This is a micro controller based system interfacing dual axis inclinometer, high-resolution digital compass...

  20. Elevated Fixed Platform Test Facility

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Elevated Fixed Platform (EFP) is a helicopter recovery test facility located at Lakehurst, NJ. It consists of a 60 by 85 foot steel and concrete deck built atop...

  1. Platforms for Innovation and Internationalization

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    Rasmussen, Erik Stavnsager; Petersen, Nicolaj Hannesbo

    2017-01-01

    The high-tech global startup has many challenges related to both innovation and internationalization. From a Danish cluster of Welfare Tech firms, eight innovative and international firms were selected and interviewed. Such firms typically have to be agile and operate in virtual networks in almost...... all parts of their value chains. This article contributes to the understanding of how innovation and internationalization to a great extent are interlinked. The firms have developed a core product or service offering, which the firms often describe as “a platform”. Around the platform, they develop...... their products and services for new customers and users in new countries. The firms have to sustain a strong focus on the platform while at the same time developing their platform solution for new products, new customers, and new markets. This pivoting makes it possible to use the platform in a new context...

  2. Disentangling Competition Among Platform Driven Strategic Groups

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    Kazan, Erol; Tan, Chee-Wee; Lim, Eric

    2015-01-01

    In platform-driven markets, competitive advantage is derived from superior platform design and configurations. For this reason, platform owners strive to create unique and inimitable platform configurals to maintain and extend their competitiveness within network economies. To disentangle firm...... competition within platform-driven markets, we opted for the UK mobile payment market as our empirical setting. By embracing the theoretical lens of strategic groups and digital platforms, this study supplements prior research by deriving a taxonomy of platform-driven strategic groups that is grounded...... on competitive attributes of platform- driven markets; namely interfirm modularity and strategic linkages....

  3. Disentangling Competition Among Platform Driven Strategic Groups

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    Kazan, Erol; Tan, Chee-Wee; Lim, Eric

    2015-01-01

    competition within platform-driven markets, we opted for the UK mobile payment market as our empirical setting. By embracing the theoretical lens of strategic groups and digital platforms, this study supplements prior research by deriving a taxonomy of platform-driven strategic groups that is grounded......In platform-driven markets, competitive advantage is derived from superior platform design and configurations. For this reason, platform owners strive to create unique and inimitable platform configurals to maintain and extend their competitiveness within network economies. To disentangle firm...... on competitive attributes of platform- driven markets; namely interfirm modularity and strategic linkages....

  4. The Galapagos archipelago: A natural laboratory to examine sharp hydroclimatic, geologic and anthropogenic gradients

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    Percy, Madelyn; Schmitt, Sarah; Riveros-Iregui, Diego; Mirus, Benjamin B.

    2016-01-01

    Poor understanding of the water cycle in tropical ecosystems has the potential to exacerbate water shortages and water crises in the region. We suggest that the Galápagos Islands provide an excellent proxy to regions across the tropics as a result of sharp hydroclimatic, anthropogenic, and pedohydrologic gradients across the archipelago. Hydroclimatic and pedohydrologic gradients are found across different elevations on single islands, as well as across the archipelago, whereas anthropogenic gradients reflect land use and land cover change across islands as population and growth in tourism have affected individual islands differently. This article highlights specific opportunities to further examine our understanding of the interactions between water and critical zone processes in tropical ecosystems, making connections between the Galápagos archipelago and much of the understudied tropics. The Galápagos archipelago offers a natural laboratory through which we can examine current threats to freshwater security as well as the dynamics of coupled natural and human systems.

  5. Phytic acid/graphene oxide nanocomposites modified electrode for electrochemical sensing of dopamine.

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    Wang, Donglei; Xu, Fei; Hu, Jiajie; Lin, Meng

    2017-02-01

    An electrochemical sensor for determining dopamine was developed by modifying phytic acid/graphene oxide (PA/GO) nanocomposites onto a glassy carbon electrode (GCE). PA functionalized GO was prepared by an ultra-sonication method. Subsequently, the PA/GO nanocomposites were drop-casted on a glassy carbon substrate. The structural feature of the PA/GO modified GCE was confirmed by attenuated total reflection infrared (ATR-IR) spectroscopy. The proposed electrochemical sensor was applied to detect various concentrations of DA by differential pulse voltammetry (DPV). The PA/GO/GCE was considered to be highly sensitive to DA in the range of 0.05-10μM. In addition, the PA/GO/GCE demonstrated high electrochemical selectivity toward DA in the presence of ascorbic acid (AA) and uric acid (UA). The prepared electrochemical DA sensor was applied for detection of DA in dopamine hydrochloride injection and spiked samples of human urine with satisfactory results.

  6. Cockroaches (Blattaria) of Ecuador-checklist and history of research.

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    Vidlička, Lubomír

    2013-01-09

    Cockroaches are an understudied group and the total number of described taxa increases every year. The last checklist of Ecuador species was published in 1926. The main aim of this study was to complete a new checklist of cockroach species recorded in Ecuador supplemented with a research history of cockroaches (Blattaria) on the territory of continental Ecuador. In addition, the checklist contains comments on Ecuadorian faunistic records, including the Galápagos Islands. A total of 114 species (105 in continental Ecuador and 18 in Galápagos Islands) belonging to 6 families and 44 genera are listed. Forty species (38.1 %) occur solely in continental Ecuador and five (27.8 %) are endemic on Galápagos Islands. The results indicate that further research on the cockroach fauna of Ecuador as well as determination of museum collections from this territory is needed.

  7. A Typology of Multi-sided Platforms

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    Staykova, Kalina Stefanova; Damsgaard, Jan

    2015-01-01

    exemplary cases which allow us to illustrate the platform heterogeneity and to support new MSPs typology. As examples we include a physical two-sided platform (Gatwick Airport) that adds a third side, a digital one-sided platform transformed into being two-sided (Pingit) and a digital one-sided platform......In this paper we address how the composition of a platform impacts the platform’s business model. By platform’s business model we mean platform features, platform architecture and platform governance. To this end, we construct the Platform Business Model Framework. We apply the framework to three...... in several configurations. The particular platform architecture can explain the difficulties in designing a viable business models for platforms....

  8. Biogeography of Parasitic Nematode Communities in the Galapagos Giant Tortoise: Implications for Conservation Management.

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    Guillaume Fournié

    Full Text Available The Galápagos giant tortoise is an icon of the unique, endemic biodiversity of Galápagos, but little is known of its parasitic fauna. We assessed the diversity of parasitic nematode communities and their spatial distributions within four wild tortoise populations comprising three species across three Galápagos islands, and consider their implication for Galápagos tortoise conservation programmes. Coprological examinations revealed nematode eggs to be common, with more than 80% of tortoises infected within each wild population. Faecal samples from tortoises within captive breeding centres on Santa Cruz, Isabela and San Cristobal islands also were examined. Five different nematode egg types were identified: oxyuroid, ascarid, trichurid and two types of strongyle. Sequencing of the 18S small-subunit ribosomal RNA gene from adult nematodes passed with faeces identified novel sequences indicative of rhabditid and ascaridid species. In the wild, the composition of nematode communities varied according to tortoise species, which co-varied with island, but nematode diversity and abundance were reduced or altered in captive-reared animals. Evolutionary and ecological factors are likely responsible for the variation in nematode distributions in the wild. This possible species/island-parasite co-evolution has not been considered previously for Galápagos tortoises. We recommend that conservation efforts, such as the current Galápagos tortoise captive breeding/rearing and release programme, be managed with respect to parasite biogeography and host-parasite co-evolutionary processes in addition to the biogeography of the host.

  9. Stratifying the Develoment of Product Platforms

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    Sköld, Martin; Karlsson, Christer

    2013-01-01

    companies develop platforms for different aims, purposes, and product scopes. Following on from this, the requirements for platform development resources, the ways of organizing platform development, and the implications for management styles have not been explored and are presumably varying. To start...... influencing the project length, requirements for platform development resources, principles for organizing, and implications for management styles....

  10. New offshore platform in the Mexican Gulf

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    Beisel, T.

    1982-04-01

    After a construction period of only 10 months, the second steel Offshore platform was recently completed in the Mexican Gulf. The pattern for this structure was the Cognac platform. The erection of the new platform, called the 'Cerveza' platform, is described in the article.

  11. Centrifuge-Based Fluidic Platforms

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    Zoval, Jim; Jia, Guangyao; Kido, Horacio; Kim, Jitae; Kim, Nahui; Madou, Marc

    In this chapter centrifuge-based microfluidic platforms are reviewed and compared with other popular microfluidic propulsion methods. The underlying physical principles of centrifugal pumping in microfluidic systems are presented and the various centrifuge fluidic functions such as valving, decanting, calibration, mixing, metering, heating, sample splitting, and separation are introduced. Those fluidic functions have been combined with analytical measurements techniques such as optical imaging, absorbance and fluorescence spectroscopy and mass spectrometry to make the centrifugal platform a powerful solution for medical and clinical diagnostics and high-throughput screening (HTS) in drug discovery. Applications of a compact disc (CD)-based centrifuge platform analyzed in this review include: two-point calibration of an optode-based ion sensor, an automated immunoassay platform, multiple parallel screening assays and cellular-based assays. The use of modified commercial CD drives for high-resolution optical imaging is discussed as well. From a broader perspective, we compare the technical barriers involved in applying microfluidics for sensing and diagnostic as opposed to applying such techniques to HTS. The latter poses less challenges and explains why HTS products based on a CD fluidic platform are already commercially available, while we might have to wait longer to see commercial CD-based diagnostics.

  12. Platforms for Innovation and Internationalization

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    Erik Stavnsager Rasmussen

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available The high-tech global startup has many challenges related to both innovation and internationalization. From a Danish cluster of Welfare Tech firms, eight innovative and international firms were selected and interviewed. Such firms typically have to be agile and operate in virtual networks in almost all parts of their value chains. This article contributes to the understanding of how innovation and internationalization to a great extent are interlinked. The firms have developed a core product or service offering, which the firms often describe as “a platform”. Around the platform, they develop their products and services for new customers and users in new countries. The firms have to sustain a strong focus on the platform while at the same time developing their platform solution for new products, new customers, and new markets. This pivoting makes it possible to use the platform in a new context but is highly demanding for the firms. They need to be extremely agile and fast-moving but at the same time still to have a focus on the core of the firm: the platform.

  13. Persistent Monitoring Platforms Final Report

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    Bennett, C L

    2007-02-22

    This project was inspired and motivated by the need to provide better platforms for persistent surveillance. In the years since the inception of this work, the need for persistence of surveillance platforms has become even more widely appreciated, both within the defense community and the intelligence community. One of the most demanding technical requirements for such a platform involves the power plant and energy storage system, and this project concentrated almost exclusively on the technology associated with this system for a solar powered, high altitude, unmanned aircraft. An important realization for the feasibility of such solar powered aircraft, made at the outset of this project, was that thermal energy may be stored with higher specific energy density than for any other known practical form of rechargeable energy storage. This approach has proved to be extraordinarily fruitful, and a large number of spin-off applications of this technology were developed in the course of this project.

  14. Cerveza platforms offer economic options

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    Leblanc, L.A.

    1982-08-01

    Two single-piece platforms, Cerveze and Cerveza Ligera, were installed by Union Oil Co. in 925-935 ft of water. The technology and equipment used for the two platforms can be used for units to a depth of 1,400 ft in mild climates and to 1,000 ft in more critical weather areas such as the North Sea. The significant improvements in design and procedures in the construction and installation of the Cerveza Ligera platform are: (1) four leg structure, as opposed to eight, requiring less steel; (2) simplified fabrication; and (3) quicker installation. The most significant area of improvement in the Ligera project compared with Cerveza was in communications. Communications between naval architects and onshore launch foremen during loadout, and between surveyors and tug captains during positioning, are cited as examples.

  15. Elemental composition and mineralogical characteristics of coastal marine sediments of Tutuila, American Samoa.

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    Morrison, R J; Peshut, P J; Lasorsa, Brenda K

    2010-06-01

    Surface sediment samples were collected from 5 pristine coastal areas and 1 potentially contaminated coastal site on Tutuila, the main island of American Samoa, an isolated island group in the South Pacific Ocean. Samples were analysed for total element analysis (15 elements) and mineralogy. The results indicated no evidence of trace element contamination at any site, including Pago Pago Harbour. Inter-site variations could be explained assuming the sediments consisted predominantly of coralline sand and rubble with varying quantities of basaltic materials derived from local catchments.

  16. Resumen

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    Grenier, Christophe

    2014-01-01

    La introducción enfoca en el valor eurístico de la insularidad, el cual permite comparar las islas y el planeta en cuanto a la evolución del mundo contemporáneo. La primera parte muestra que la naturaleza de Galápagos, tan original sea, se ha vuelto en realidad un espacio, puesta de usos multiples. El capitulo I tiene un doble objeto. Describe la naturaleza de Galápagos: una tumultuosa geología e irregularidades climáticas debidas a fluctuaciones de las corrientes oceánicas dificultan las col...

  17. Neil Mather Brice 1934-1974

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    Axford, W. I.; Farley, D. T.; Helliwell, R. A.; Kennel, C. F.

    How many of us express our deepest thoughts about life on our office doors? Neil Brice evidently did, because he posted Oscar Wilde's famous aphorism on his. We are sure Brice wished that he had said it first.Neil Brice is now dead 11 years, killed at age 40 in an airplane crash in Pago Pago, American Samoa. This article is a remembrance of him. Yet it is more than that, for in recalling Brice, we call forth memories of the time when modern magnetospheric physics was being born, a time when our measurements were consistent only in their suggestive inconsistency, a time when there was no refuge for the unimaginative.

  18. Tax Responses in Platform Industries

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    Kind, Hans Jarle; Köthenbürger, Marko; Schjelderup, Guttorm

    Two-sided platform firms serve distinct customer groups that are connected through interdependent demand, and include major businesses such as the media industry, banking, and the software industry. A well known result of tax incidence is that consumers of a more heavily taxed good pay a higher...... price and thus buy less of the good. The present paper shows that this result need not hold in a two-sided market. On the contrary, a higher ad valorem tax may lower end-user prices and spur sales. Thus, two-sided platform firms may not at all engage in tax shifting via price increases. We further show...

  19. Moodle vs. Social Media Platforms

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    Gulieva, Valeria

    Given the competition coming from various social media platforms, it is explored in this paper how students could be encouraged to use Moodle more proactively during their studies. Moodle is a course management system for online learning. It is designed to be a flexible template-based system, which......, known and widely used social platforms. It might be also due to the fact that students do not see the benefits in investing time and efforts in learning the new system. Another reason might be the mandatory nature of Moodle, i.e., it is imposed on students, rather than a free choice – and this might...

  20. A practice scaffolding interactive platform

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    Bundsgaard, Jeppe

    2009-01-01

    , structures the students' activity, and interactively supports subject learning. A PracSIP facilitates students' development of complex competencies, and at the same time it supports the students' development of skills defined in the curriculum. The paper introduces the concept, presents the theoretical......A Practice Scaffolding Interactive Platform (PracSIP) is a social learning platform which supports students in collaborative project based learning by simulating a professional practice. A PracSIP puts the core tools of the simulated practice at the students' disposal, it organizes collaboration...

  1. 2009 Analysis Platform Review Report

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    Ferrell, John [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Washington, DC (United States

    2009-12-01

    This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations provided by an independent external panel of experts at the U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Program’s Analysis platform review meeting, held on February 18, 2009, at the Marriott Residence Inn, National Harbor, Maryland.

  2. 2009 Infrastructure Platform Review Report

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    Ferrell, John [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Washington, DC (United States)

    2009-12-01

    This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations provided by an independent external panel of experts at the U.S. Department of Energy Biomass program‘s Infrastructure platform review meeting, held on February 19, 2009, at the Marriott Residence Inn, National Harbor, Maryland.

  3. Venus Atmospheric Maneuverable Platform (VAMP)

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    Polidan, R.; Lee, G.; Sokol, D.; Griffin, K.; Bolisay, L.

    2014-05-01

    VAMP is a long lived, semi-buoyant, atmospheric “rover” that deploys in orbit, enters the Venus atmosphere and flies in the Venus atmosphere between 55 and 70 km for up to one year as a platform to address VEXAG goals I.A, I.B, and I.C.

  4. Utilizing platforms in industrialized construction

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    Bonev, Martin; Wörösch, Michael; Hvam, Lars

    2015-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the development of a platform-based projectexecution in the industrialised construction sector, with a focus on systematically balancing cost andvalue. Offering custom-tailored buildings at reasonable costs has been a growing concern for manyconst...

  5. Generational Transitions in Platform Markets

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    Kretschmer, Tobias; Claussen, Jörg

    2016-01-01

    The introduction of a new product generation forces incumbents in platform markets to rebuild their installed base of complementary products. Using three different data sets on the U.S. market for video game consoles, we show that incumbents can, to some extent, substitute for rebuilding their new...

  6. Analysis of offshore jacket platform

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    Harish, N.; Mandal, S.; Shanthala, B.; Rao, S.

    -Rohman, M., ‘Multi-loop feedback control of offshore steel jacket platforms’, Computers & Structures 70, 1999, 185–202. 11.Yamamoto, I., Terada, Y., and Yokokura, K., ‘An application of a position keeping control system to floating offshore platform...

  7. Tax Responses in Platform Industries

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    Kind, Hans Jarle; Köthenbürger, Marko; Schjelderup, Guttorm

    Two-sided platform firms serve distinct customer groups that are connected through interdependent demand, and include major businesses such as the media industry, banking, and the software industry. A well known result of tax incidence is that consumers of a more heavily taxed good pay a higher...

  8. 2009 Feedstocks Platform Review Report

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    Ferrell, John [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Washington, DC (United States)

    2009-12-01

    This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations provided by an independent external panel of experts at the U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Program‘s Feedstock platform review meeting, held on April 8–10, 2009, at the Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, D.C.

  9. Product Platform Development in Industrial Networks

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    Karlsson, Christer; Skold, Martin

    2011-01-01

    The article examines the strategic issues involved in the deployment of product platform development in an industrial network. The move entails identifying the types and characteristics of generically different product platform strategies and clarifying strategic motives and differences. Number...

  10. Parametric modelling of nonstationary platform deck motions

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    Mandal, S.

    -sense-stationary processes. Then the time series are modelled by the maximum entropy method which is formulated here for spectral estimation of platform deck displacements. The lower order maximum entropy spectra of nonstationary platform deck displacements are compared...

  11. Front-end conceptual platform modeling

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    Guðlaugsson, Tómas Vignir; Ravn, Poul Martin; Mortensen, Niels Henrik

    2014-01-01

    Platform thinking has been the subject of investigation and deployment in many projects in both academia and industry. Most contributions involve the restructuring of product programs, and only a few support front-end development of a new platform in parallel with technology development....... This contribution deals with the development of product platforms in front-end projects and introduces a modeling tool: the Conceptual Product Platform model. State of the art within platform modeling forms the base of a modeling formalism for a Conceptual Product Platform model. The modeling formalism is explored...... through an example and applied in a case in which the Conceptual Product Platform model has supported the front-end development of a platform for an electro-active polymer technology. The case describes the contents of the model and how its application supported the development work in the project...

  12. The Logic of Digital Platform Disruption

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    Kazan, Erol; Tan, Chee-Wee; Lim, Eric T. K.

    Digital platforms are disruptive IT artifacts, because they facilitate the quick release of innovative platform derivatives from third parties (e.g., apps). This study endeavours to unravel the disruptive potential, caused by distinct designs and configurations of digital platforms on market...... environments. We postulate that the disruptive potential of digital platforms is determined by the degree of alignment among the business, technology and platform profiles. Furthermore, we argue that the design and configuration of the aforementioned three elements dictates the extent to which open innovation...... is permitted. To shed light on the disruptive potential of digital platforms, we opted for payment platforms as our unit of analysis. Through interviews with experts and payment providers, we seek to gain an in-depth appreciation of how contemporary digital payment platforms are designed and configured...

  13. Modeling and analysis of offshore jacket platform

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    Mohan, P.; Sidhaarth, K.R.A.; SanilKumar, V.

    This paper details the results obtained from static analysis, considering both operational and ultimate limit state performance characteristics of a jacket platform, designed at Mumbai high basin. The existing platforms at Mumbai high region...

  14. The Logic of Digital Platform Disruption

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    Kazan, Erol; Tan, Chee-Wee; Lim, Eric T. K.

    Digital platforms are disruptive IT artifacts, because they facilitate the quick release of innovative platform derivatives from third parties (e.g., apps). This study endeavours to unravel the disruptive potential, caused by distinct designs and configurations of digital platforms on market...... environments. We postulate that the disruptive potential of digital platforms is determined by the degree of alignment among the business, technology and platform profiles. Furthermore, we argue that the design and configuration of the aforementioned three elements dictates the extent to which open innovation...... is permitted. To shed light on the disruptive potential of digital platforms, we opted for payment platforms as our unit of analysis. Through interviews with experts and payment providers, we seek to gain an in-depth appreciation of how contemporary digital payment platforms are designed and configured...

  15. Product Platform Development in Industrial Networks

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    Karlsson, Christer; Skold, Martin

    2011-01-01

    The article examines the strategic issues involved in the deployment of product platform development in an industrial network. The move entails identifying the types and characteristics of generically different product platform strategies and clarifying strategic motives and differences. Number...

  16. Software development on the SAP HANA platform

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    Walker, Mark

    2013-01-01

    Software Development on the SAP HANA Platform is a general tutorial guide to SAP HANA.This book is written for beginners to the SAP HANA platform. No knowledge of SAP HANA is necessary to start using this book.

  17. Hierarchical DSE for multi-ASIP platforms

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    Micconi, Laura; Corvino, Rosilde; Gangadharan, Deepak;

    2013-01-01

    This work proposes a hierarchical Design Space Exploration (DSE) for the design of multi-processor platforms targeted to specific applications with strict timing and area constraints. In particular, it considers platforms integrating multiple Application Specific Instruction Set Processors (ASIPs...

  18. A Platform for Spreadsheet Composition

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    Baglietto, Pierpaolo; Mangiante, Simone; Maresca, Massimo; Parodi, Andrea; Stecca, Michele

    2011-01-01

    A huge amount of data is everyday managed in large organizations in many critical business sectors with the support of spreadsheet applications. The process of elaborating spreadsheet data is often performed in a distributed, collaborative way, where many actors enter data belonging to their local business domain to contribute to a global business view. The manual fusion of such data may lead to errors in copy-paste operations, loss of alignment and coherency due to multiple spreadsheet copies in circulation, as well as loss of data due to broken cross-spreadsheet links. In this paper we describe a methodology, based on a Spreadsheet Composition Platform, which greatly reduces these risks. The proposed platform seamlessly integrates the distributed spreadsheet elaboration, supports the commonly known spreadsheet tools for data processing and helps organizations to adopt a more controlled and secure environment for data fusion.

  19. Platform-Independent Courseware Sharing

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    Takao Shimomura

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Courseware distribution between different platforms is the major issue of current e-Learning. SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model is one of the solutions for courseware sharing. However, to make SCORM-conformable courseware, some knowledge about HTML and JavaScript is required. This paper presents a SWF (Sharable Web Fragment-based e-Learning system, where courseware is created with sharable Web fragments such as Web pages, images and other resources, and the courseware can be distributed to another platform by export and import facilities. It also demonstrates how to export a subject that contains assignments and problems and how to import the whole subject, only the assignments, or only the problems. The exported meta-information is architecture-independent and provides a model of courseware distribution.

  20. Stabilisation problem in biaxial platform

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    Lindner Tymoteusz

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The article describes investigation of rolling ball stabilization problem on a biaxial platform. The aim of the control system proposed here is to stabilize ball moving on a plane in equilibrium point. The authors proposed a control algorithm based on cascade PID and they compared it with another control method. The article shows the results of the accuracy of ball stabilization and influence of applied filter on the signal waveform. The application used to detect the ball position measured by digital camera has been written using a cross platform .Net wrapper to the OpenCV image processing library - EmguCV. The authors used the bipolar stepper motor with dedicated electronic controller. The data between the computer and the designed controller are sent with use of the RS232 standard. The control stand is based on ATmega series microcontroller.

  1. DATABASE REPLICATION IN HETEROGENOUS PLATFORM

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    Hendro Nindito

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The application of diverse database technologies in enterprises today is increasingly a common practice. To provide high availability and survavibality of real-time information, a database replication technology that has capability to replicate databases under heterogenous platforms is required. The purpose of this research is to find the technology with such capability. In this research, the data source is stored in MSSQL database server running on Windows. The data will be replicated to MySQL running on Linux as the destination. The method applied in this research is prototyping in which the processes of development and testing can be done interactively and repeatedly. The key result of this research is that the replication technology applied, which is called Oracle GoldenGate, can successfully manage to do its task in replicating data in real-time and heterogeneous platforms.

  2. YARP: Yet Another Robot Platform

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    Lorenzo Natale

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available We describe YARP, Yet Another Robot Platform, an open-source project that encapsulates lessons from our experience in building humanoid robots. The goal of YARP is to minimize the effort devoted to infrastructure-level software development by facilitating code reuse, modularity and so maximize research-level development and collaboration. Humanoid robotics is a "bleeding edge" field of research, with constant flux in sensors, actuators, and processors. Code reuse and maintenance is therefore a significant challenge. We describe the main problems we faced and the solutions we adopted. In short, the main features of YARP include support for inter-process communication, image processing as well as a class hierarchy to ease code reuse across different hardware platforms. YARP is currently used and tested on Windows, Linux and QNX6 which are common operating systems used in robotics.

  3. Multithreading platform for multimedia applications

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    Koster, Rainer; Kramp, Thorsten

    2000-12-01

    Complex multimedia applications have diverse resource and timing requirements. A platform for building such programs therefore should supply the developer with mechanisms for managing concurrency, communication, and real-time constraints but should remain flexible with regard to scheduling policies and interaction models. We have developed such a platform consisting of a user-level threads package and operating system extensions. The threads package offers a message-based threading model uniformly integrating synchronous and asynchronous communication, inter-thread synchronization, and signal handling as well as real-time functionality and application-specific scheduling. To support this user-space flexibility an upcall mechanism links the user-level scheduler to the kernel.

  4. Stabilisation problem in biaxial platform

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    Lindner, Tymoteusz; Rybarczyk, Dominik; Wyrwał, Daniel

    2016-12-01

    The article describes investigation of rolling ball stabilization problem on a biaxial platform. The aim of the control system proposed here is to stabilize ball moving on a plane in equilibrium point. The authors proposed a control algorithm based on cascade PID and they compared it with another control method. The article shows the results of the accuracy of ball stabilization and influence of applied filter on the signal waveform. The application used to detect the ball position measured by digital camera has been written using a cross platform .Net wrapper to the OpenCV image processing library - EmguCV. The authors used the bipolar stepper motor with dedicated electronic controller. The data between the computer and the designed controller are sent with use of the RS232 standard. The control stand is based on ATmega series microcontroller.

  5. Climate News Across Media Platforms

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    Eskjær, Mikkel Fugl

    2015-01-01

    In a changing media landscape marked by technological, institutional and cultural convergence, comparative and cross-media content analysis represents a valuable analytical tool in mapping the diverse channels of climate change communication. This paper presents a comparative study of climate...... change news on five different media platforms: newspapers, television, radio, web-news and mobile news. It investigates the themes and actors represented in public climate change communication as well as the diverse possibilities of participating in public debates and information sharing. By combining...... quantitative and qualitative content analysis the paper documents and explores the extent and character of climate change news across different media platforms. The study aims at contributing to the on-going assessment of how news media are addressing climate change at a time when old and new media...

  6. An Autonomous Platform Simulator (APS)

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    4 Da~c o! Rcp .’rt’ yeur. :nr.e,1 Page Count Master’s Thesi rmT Ju’ne 1 9 9 Ze 16 Supplementary Notat~on 14 The views expressed in this thesis are...the flight volume is based on the firing platform’s current LOS not the LOS at the time of firing. The near and far clipping planes are set to the

  7. Modular Platforms for Optofluidic Systems

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    Brammer, Marko; Mappes, Timo

    2014-01-01

    Optofluidics is increasingly gaining impact in a number of different fields of research, namely biology and medicine, environmental monitoring and green energy. However, the market for optofluidic products is still in the early development phase. In this manuscript, we discuss modular platforms as a potential concept to facilitate the transfer of optofluidic sensing systems to an industrial implementation. We present microfluidic and optical networks as a basis for the interconnection of optofluidic sensor modules. Finally, we show the potential for entire optofluidic networks

  8. Platform development: implications for portfolio management

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    Hsuan, Juliana; Hansen, Poul H. Kyvsgård

    2007-01-01

    complex, possibly increasing the strategic risks for the firm. This paper reports preliminary findings on platform management process at LEGO, a Danish toy company. Specifically, we report the process of applying games combined with simulations and workshops in the platform development. We also propose...... a framework, based on the portfolio management thinking to evaluate the degree of modularity embedded in a given platform and to which extent it is aligned with other platforms."...

  9. Electrorheological fluid-actuated flexible platform

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    Liu, Liyu; Niu, Xize; Wen, Weijia; Sheng, Ping

    2006-04-01

    The design, fabrication, and performance of an electrorheological (ER) fluid-actuated flexible platform integrated on a microfluidic chip are reported in this letter. The digitally regulated ER microvalves control the four diaphragms on which a platform is sustained. With electrical input signals, the platform can perform vibrations at tunable frequencies as well as generate complex leveling modes. The flexible platform can potentially act as a microdamper when its inputs are generated from a sensor, in combination with a feedback control system.

  10. Towards a Framework of Digital Platform Competition

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    Kazan, Erol; Tan, Chee-Wee; Lim, Eric T. K.

    2016-01-01

    This paper advances a framework for examining the competitive principles of mobile payment platforms. We postulate that the strategic interplay of platform layers will drive the competitive dynamics of platform-driven ubiquitous systems. This framework has been employed in a comparative case study...

  11. A Typology of Multi-sided Platforms

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    Staykova, Kalina Stefanova; Damsgaard, Jan

    2015-01-01

    which evolved several steps into being multi-sided (Facebook). Our analysis shows a structural difference between one-sided, two-sided and multi-sided platforms and that platforms consist of a core and potentially also a periphery. The sides of a platform and the ties which connect them can be arranged...

  12. Towards a Framework of Digital Platform Disruption

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    Kazan, Erol; Tan, Chee-Wee; Lim, Eric T. K.

    2014-01-01

    Digital platforms are disruptive information technology (IT) artifacts that erode conventional business logic associated with traditional market structures. This paper presents a framework for examining the disruptive potential of digital platforms whereby we postulate that the strategic interplay...... of governance regimes and platform layers is deterministic of whether disruptive derivatives are permitted to flourish. This framework has been employed in a comparative case study between centralized (i.e., PayPal) and decentralized (i.e., Coinkite) digital payment platforms to illustrate its applicability...... and yield propositions on the nature and impact of digital platform disruptions. Preliminary findings indicate that centralized digital platforms attempt to create unique configurals to obtain monopolistic power by tightly coupling platform layers, which are difficult to replicate. Conversely, decentralized...

  13. Demand forecasting and information platform in tourism

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    Li, Yue; Jiang, Qi-Jie

    2017-05-01

    Information asymmetry and the bullwhip effect have been serious problems in the tourism supply chain. Based on platform theory, this paper established a mathematical model to explore the inner mechanism of a platform's influence on stakeholders' ability to forecast demand in tourism. Results showed that the variance of stakeholders' demand predictions with a platform was smaller than the variance without a platform, which meant that a platform would improve predictions of demand for stakeholders. The higher information-processing ability of the platform also had other effects on demand forecasting. Research on the inner logic of the platform's influence on stakeholders has important theoretical and realistic value. This area is worthy of further study.

  14. Platform economy in Denmark – precarious employment?

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    Rasmussen, Stine; Madsen, Per Kongshøj

    This paper takes a labour market perspective on the emerging concept of the 'sharing economy' or 'platform economy', which we use as a more appropriate term for the phenomenon. Platform economy is in the article understood as those business models that have emerged since the millennium, where...... digital platforms serve as the link between persons wanting to make use of certain activities, services etc. and those owning them and we only have an interest in the work-related platforms. That means platforms, where paid work is offered and demanded. International examples of this new phenomenon...... of this paper is to examine the work-related activities in the Danish platform economy and discuss whether and to what extent these activities are to be considered precarious forms of employment. The paper begins with a discussion of the terms sharing economy and platform economy in order to reach...

  15. Education Platform at ZDM8.

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    Lyman Gingerich, Jamie S; Pickart, Michael A; Pierret, Chris

    2016-04-01

    Interest among the zebrafish community in education and science accessibility for all ages has increased. At the 8th Annual Zebrafish Disease Models Conference (ZDM8), a specifically designed session enabled professional scientists, educators, and students to have a venue to present their science, discuss ideas in education, and partner to navigate a scientific meeting as an educational experience. This meeting report describes the format of the Platform Session as well as challenges and future plans to leverage impact of conferences on the local communities.

  16. Generational Transitions in Platform Markets

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    Kretschmer, Tobias; Claussen, Jörg

    2016-01-01

    The introduction of a new product generation forces incumbents in platform markets to rebuild their installed base of complementary products. Using three different data sets on the U.S. market for video game consoles, we show that incumbents can, to some extent, substitute for rebuilding their new...... installed base by making their new products backward compatible, which lets them draw on the installed base of software for the parent generation. However, while this positive direct effect of backward compatibility dominates in our setting, we also observe a (weaker) negative indirect effect working...

  17. Autonomous Landing on Moving Platforms

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    Mendoza Chavez, Gilberto

    2016-08-01

    This thesis investigates autonomous landing of a micro air vehicle (MAV) on a nonstationary ground platform. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and micro air vehicles (MAVs) are becoming every day more ubiquitous. Nonetheless, many applications still require specialized human pilots or supervisors. Current research is focusing on augmenting the scope of tasks that these vehicles are able to accomplish autonomously. Precise autonomous landing on moving platforms is essential for self-deployment and recovery of MAVs, but it remains a challenging task for both autonomous and piloted vehicles. Model Predictive Control (MPC) is a widely used and effective scheme to control constrained systems. One of its variants, output-feedback tube-based MPC, ensures robust stability for systems with bounded disturbances under system state reconstruction. This thesis proposes a MAV control strategy based on this variant of MPC to perform rapid and precise autonomous landing on moving targets whose nominal (uncommitted) trajectory and velocity are slowly varying. The proposed approach is demonstrated on an experimental setup.

  18. Historical isolation of the Galapagos carpenter bee (Xylocopa darwini despite strong flight capability and ecological amplitude.

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    Pablo Vargas

    Full Text Available Colonization across the Galápagos Islands by the carpenter bee (Xylocopa darwini was reconstructed based on distribution of mitochondrial haplotypes (cytochrome oxidase II (COII sequences and haplotype lineages. A total of 12 haplotypes were found in 118 individuals of X. darwini. Distributional, phylogenetic and phylogeographic analyses suggest early colonization of most islands followed by historical isolation in two main groups: eastern and central-western islands. Evidence of recurrent inter-island colonization of haplotypes is largely lacking, despite strong flight capability and ecological amplitude of the species. Recent palaeogeographic data suggest that several of the current islands were connected in the past and thus the isolation pattern may have been even more pronounced. A contrast analysis was also carried out on 10 animal groups of the Galápagos Islands, and on haplotype colonization of seven animal and plant species from several oceanic archipelagos (the Galápagos, Azores, Canary Islands. New colonization metrics on the number of potential vs. inferred colonization events revealed that the Galápagos carpenter bee shows one of the most significant examples of geographic isolation.

  19. Ecuador: efectos de la emigración en los resultados educativos

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    Mónica Mancheno Karolys

    2010-01-01

    ... países, el efecto de las mismas no ha superado el nivel estrictamente económico. En el Ecuador éste ha permitido mejores resultados en la Balanza de Pagos, y adicionalmente un incremento en los niveles de consumo de los habitantes, pero...

  20. Field survey of the 2009 tsunami in American Samoa

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    Koshimura, S.; Nishimura, Y.; Nakamura, Y.; Namegaya, Y.; Fryer, G. J.; Akapo, A.; Kong, L. S.; Vargo, D.

    2009-12-01

    We conducted a post-tsunami field survey of the 2009 tsunami in Tutuila island, American Samoa from 5 to 8 Oct., 2009, focusing on the measurements of tsunami run-up height, flow depth, extent of inundation zone, coastal erosion/sedimentation, structural damage inspection, and collecting eyewitness accounts. In total, we measured tsunami heights at 50 points in the island using the total station, hand-held GPS and survey rods. Throughout the survey, we found that the tsunami devastated the villages along the western coast with the highest run-up of 16.3 m (above the sea level at tsunami arrival) at Poloa where almost all the houses were washed-away or collapsed, and 12.4 m inundation height at Amanave where the tsunami penetrated approximately 200 m inland. Also, severe damage were found at Leone (south western coast ; 6 m as inundation height), Pago Pago harbor (central coast; 5m as inundation height, 2 m as flow depth and approximately 500 m inland tsunami penetration), and Tula (eastern coast ; less than 6m as inundation height). We also surveyed the structural damage in Pago Pago harbor, by the interpretation of high-resolution satellite images (QuickBird) and on-site inspection with GPS measurement, which leads to the understanding of relations between the tsunami hazard and structural vulnerability. Measured tsunami inundation heights after tide correction.

  1. Argonaute of the archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus is a DNA-guided nuclease that targets cognate DNA

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    Swarts, D.C.; Hegge, J.W.; Hinojo, Ismael; Shiimori, Masami; Ellis, Michael A.; Dumrongkulraksa, Justin; Terns, Rebecca M.; Terns, Michael P.; Oost, Van Der John

    2015-01-01

    Functions of prokaryotic Argonautes (pAgo) have long remained elusive. Recently, Argonautes of the bacteria Rhodobacter sphaeroides and Thermus thermophilus were demonstrated to be involved in host defense. The Argonaute of the archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus (PfAgo) belongs to a different branch in

  2. LADAR Performance Simulations with a High Spectral Resolution Atmospheric Transmittance and Radiance Model-LEEDR

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    2012-03-01

    ISLAND  48.43  73.59  79.86  0.5 0.5 0.46 95.76 145.24 158.33  0.7  0.7 0.67 PAGO   PAGO /INT.AIRP.  67.24  95.11  101.26  0.58 0.57 0.5 132.88 187.69...0.19  0.43  0.41  0.12 0.13 0.09 3.7 6.17 6.42  0.66  0.67 0.63 PAGO   PAGO /INT.AIRP.  0.29  0.57  0.47  0.19 0.21 0.13 4.1 6.75 7.03  0.72  0.73 0.67

  3. Guía para el Cumplimiento del Sustento de Menores (Child Support Handbook in Spanish)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — En esta guía encontrará información de cómo establecer la paternidad, obtener una orden de sustento y cobrar el pago del sustento, sin im­portar si usted está...

  4. Effect of Thermal Radiation on the Integrity of Pressurized Aircraft Evacuation Slides and Slide Materials

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    1981-03-01

    Pres sureI 19. Security Classif. (of this reort) 20. Security Classif. (of this pegs ) 21. No. of Pagos J~ ’E tce UnlsiidUnclassified :179 Ffig DOT F... deta from the new integrity of pressurized evacuation laboratory test method. slide materials exposed to thermal radiation; (2) develop a practical

  5. Manual. According to the Calculation of Wires and Cables,

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    1980-04-23

    electrification of agricultura and for branchings frcm aerial lines to sntrances. Heavy guage wires are applied fcr the construction of large transitions...area and Urals. (5). CES cf Far East and Transbaykal. (b). CBS of Central Asia . (7). OES cf central Siberia and North Kazakhstan. Pago 220. Solution

  6. Platform development: implications for portfolio management

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    Hsuan, Juliana; Hansen, Poul H. Kyvsgård

    2007-01-01

    " The challenge of implementing industrial platforms in practice can be described as a configuration problem caused by a considerable number of variables, which often have contradictory influences on the total performance of the firm. Consequently, the specific platform decisions become extremely...... a framework, based on the portfolio management thinking to evaluate the degree of modularity embedded in a given platform and to which extent it is aligned with other platforms."...... complex, possibly increasing the strategic risks for the firm. This paper reports preliminary findings on platform management process at LEGO, a Danish toy company. Specifically, we report the process of applying games combined with simulations and workshops in the platform development. We also propose...

  7. Digital platforms as enablers for digital transformation

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    Hossain, Mokter; Lassen, Astrid Heidemann

    2017-01-01

    Digital platforms offer new ways for organizations to collaborate with the external environment for ideas, technologies, and knowledge. They provide new possibilities and competence but they also bring new challenges for organizations. Understanding the role of these platforms in digital...... transformation is crucial. This study aims at exploring how organizations are driven towards transformation in various ways to embrace digital platforms for ideas, technologies, and knowledge. It shows the opportunities and challenges digital platforms bring in organizations. It also highlights underlying...... mechanisms and potential outcomes of various digital platforms. The contribution of the submission is valuable for scholars to understand and further explore this area. It provides insight for practitioners to capture value through digital platforms and accelerate the pace of organizations’ digital...

  8. The Dynamics of Digital Platform Innovation

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    Eaton, Ben

    2016-01-01

    Curated platforms provide an architectural basis for third parties to develop platform complements and for platform owners to control their implementation as a form of open innovation. The refusal to implement complements as innovations can cause tension between platform owners and developers....... The dynamic concerning this control of innovation is not well understood in platform literature. This research attempts to address that gap by using qualitative methods to build narrative networks which analyze 45 examples of contested platform innovation. This approach, informed by empirical data sourced...... from 4664 blogs, identifies patterned sequences of actions describing tussles across the examples. Mechanisms are then identified, which explain how control is asserted and resisted. The principle contribution of this research is to describe and explain the dynamics of contested innovation on curated...

  9. "Movable platform" - the idea and energy consumption

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    Czesław PYPNO; Margielewicz, Jerzy; Gąska, Damian

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents the application of the concept of moving sidewalks at railway stations (the movable platform) including the calculation of electricity consumption. Particular focus was placed on issue of energy profit and loss in two stages - through the loss (consumption) of energy by using a moving sidewalk at a railway station platform and the profit (reduced consumption) of energy, by the lack of having to start the train, that supports movable platform, from the initial speed of 0 km/h.

  10. Applied architecture patterns on the Microsoft platform

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    Dovgal, Andre; Noriskin, Gregor

    2014-01-01

    Presented in a scenario-driven tutorial way, we lead you through fictitious example problems and present you with the best solutions. This book is intended for architects, developers, and managers who need to improve their knowledge of the Microsoft application platform. This book will appeal to anyone, especially consultants, who want to get up to speed on selecting the most appropriate platform for a particular problem. A good understanding of the general Windows platform and development technologies would be helpful.

  11. Managing Clouds in Cloud Platforms

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    Ahmat, Kamal A

    2010-01-01

    Managing cloud services is a fundamental challenge in todays virtualized environments. These challenges equally face both providers and consumers of cloud services. The issue becomes even more challenging in virtualized environments that support mobile clouds. Cloud computing platforms such as Amazon EC2 provide customers with flexible, on demand resources at low cost. However, they fail to provide seamless infrastructure management and monitoring capabilities that many customers may need. For instance, Amazon EC2 doesn't fully support cloud services automated discovery and it requires a private set of authentication credentials. Salesforce.com, on the other hand, do not provide monitoring access to their underlying systems. Moreover, these systems fail to provide infrastructure monitoring of heterogenous and legacy systems that don't support agents. In this work, we explore how to build a cloud management system that combines heterogeneous management of virtual resources with comprehensive management of phys...

  12. Web platform for functional design

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    Dijmarescu, M. R.; Dijmarescu, M. C.

    2015-11-01

    Today's global competitive trends, especially those related to industries, determine a much higher degree of pressure and demands for substantial innovation driven improvements, flexible and time sensitive solutions. Improving and optimizing the design activity by shortening its timeline and maintaining a high quality level for its output have become the main success factors. The evolution of design activity is strongly related to the evolution of education and research made in the design field. Thus, the development of web tools which can contain knowledge about mechanical products functionality and structure may be an important achievement for the education and industry. This paper presents a web platform which contains functional-constructive knowledge in the area of mechanical design field and was developed to support design activity. The proposed web tool can provide any user, even one without background in design theory, information about the functionality of products and the way it is related to the product structure.

  13. SERS sensors for DVD platform

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    Brøgger, Anna Line

    This Ph.D. thesis explores the engineering of a portable sensor system for detection of rare and small molecules. The Ph.D. project is part of the research project 'Multi-Sensor DVD platform' (MUSE), aiming to integrate different sensors on a rotating disc. The sensors are chosen to complement each...... other, creating more reliable and stable results for the end user. The rotating disc comprises microfluidic channels, which can be utilized for handling and manipulating liquid samples such as blood or water. The focus of this Ph.D. thesis, is on the integration of one specific sensor on a rotating disc....... The sensor is based upon surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), which detects molecular vibrations. The aim of this thesis is to cover the different aspects of the sensor system. SERS substrates, consisting of nanopillars with gold or silver caps on top, have been fabricated by standard micro and nano...

  14. Platform for controlled supramolecular nanoassembly.

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    Czolkos, Ilja; Hannestad, Jonas K; Jesorka, Aldo; Kumar, Ravindra; Brown, Tom; Albinsson, Bo; Orwar, Owe

    2009-06-01

    We here present a two-dimensional (2D) micro/nano-fluidic technique where reactant-doped liquid-crystal films spread and mix on micro- and nanopatterned substrates. Surface-supported phospholipid monolayers are individually doped with complementary DNA molecules which hybridize when these lipid films mix. Using lipid films to convey reactants reduces the dimensionality of traditional 3D chemistry to 2D, and possibly to 1D by confining the lipid film to nanometer-sized lanes. The hybridization event was observed by FRET using single-molecule-sensitive confocal fluorescence detection. We could successfully detect hybridization in lipid streams on 250 nm wide lanes. Our results show that the number and density of reactants as well as sequence of reactant addition can be controlled within confined liquid crystal films, providing a platform for nanochemistry with potential for kinetic control.

  15. Quantum photonics hybrid integration platform

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    Murray, Eoin; Meany, Thomas; Flother, Frederick F; Lee, James P; Griffiths, Jonathan P; Jones, Geb A C; Farrer, Ian; Ritchie, David A; Bennet, Anthony J; Shields, Andrew J

    2015-01-01

    Fundamental to integrated photonic quantum computing is an on-chip method for routing and modulating quantum light emission. We demonstrate a hybrid integration platform consisting of arbitrarily designed waveguide circuits and single photon sources. InAs quantum dots (QD) embedded in GaAs are bonded to an SiON waveguide chip such that the QD emission is coupled to the waveguide mode. The waveguides are SiON core embedded in a SiO2 cladding. A tuneable Mach Zehnder modulates the emission between two output ports and can act as a path-encoded qubit preparation device. The single photon nature of the emission was veri?ed by an on-chip Hanbury Brown and Twiss measurement.

  16. Quantum photonics hybrid integration platform

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    Murray, E.; Floether, F. F. [Cambridge Research Laboratory, Toshiba Research Europe Limited, 208 Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0GZ (United Kingdom); Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, J.J. Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0HE (United Kingdom); Ellis, D. J. P.; Meany, T.; Bennett, A. J., E-mail: anthony.bennet@crl.toshiba.co.uk; Shields, A. J. [Cambridge Research Laboratory, Toshiba Research Europe Limited, 208 Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0GZ (United Kingdom); Lee, J. P. [Cambridge Research Laboratory, Toshiba Research Europe Limited, 208 Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0GZ (United Kingdom); Engineering Department, University of Cambridge, 9 J. J. Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0FA (United Kingdom); Griffiths, J. P.; Jones, G. A. C.; Farrer, I.; Ritchie, D. A. [Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, J.J. Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0HE (United Kingdom)

    2015-10-26

    Fundamental to integrated photonic quantum computing is an on-chip method for routing and modulating quantum light emission. We demonstrate a hybrid integration platform consisting of arbitrarily designed waveguide circuits and single-photon sources. InAs quantum dots (QD) embedded in GaAs are bonded to a SiON waveguide chip such that the QD emission is coupled to the waveguide mode. The waveguides are SiON core embedded in a SiO{sub 2} cladding. A tuneable Mach Zehnder interferometer (MZI) modulates the emission between two output ports and can act as a path-encoded qubit preparation device. The single-photon nature of the emission was verified using the on-chip MZI as a beamsplitter in a Hanbury Brown and Twiss measurement.

  17. An Investigation of Digital Payment Platform Designs

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    Kazan, Erol; Damsgaard, Jan

    2014-01-01

    platforms that combines platform, technology and business design aspects. The framework is applied to conduct a comparative case study of digital payment platforms. Four types of market actors are considered: banks, mobile network operators, merchants, and startups, which are incumbents and disrupters....... By hosting third-party services, payment instruments are evolving from single-purpose to multi-functional ones. Our research extends existing payment literature from the MSP perspective to emphasize certain digital payment platform components, which impact strategies and complementary products....

  18. Material platforms for integrated quantum photonics

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    Bogdanov, Simeon; Boltasseva, Alexandra; Shalaev, Vladimir M

    2016-01-01

    On-chip integration of quantum optical systems could be a major factor enabling photonic quantum technologies. Unlike the case of electronics, where the essential device is a transistor and the dominant material is silicon, the toolbox of elementary devices required for both classical and quantum photonic integrated circuits is vast. Therefore, many material platforms are being examined to host the future quantum photonic computers and network nodes. We discuss the pros and cons of several platforms for realizing various elementary devices, compare the current degrees of integration achieved in each platform and review several composite platform approaches.

  19. The Innovative Capabilities Of Digital Payment Platforms

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    Kazan, Erol

    2015-01-01

    the support for open innovation. The proposed model has been employed in a comparative case study between two digital payment platforms: Apple Pay and Google Wallet. The findings suggest that digital payment platforms make use of boundary resources to be highly integrative or integratable, which supports...... the intended conjoint commercialization efforts. Furthermore, the architectural design of digital platforms impacts the access to commercialization, resulting to an exclusion or inclusion strategy in accessing value opportunities. Our findings contribute to the open innovation and digital platform literature...

  20. Offshore Wind Park Connection to an HVDC Platform, without using an AC Collector Platform

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    Ahmad, Haseeb

    2012-01-01

    This thesis investigates the comparison between two different alternating current topologies of an offshore wind farms connection to an offshore high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter platform. The offshore high voltage direct current converter platform converts alternating current into direct current. Two different topologies will be investigated. In the first topology, the offshore wind farms are connected to an HVDC converter platform through offshore AC collector platform. An offsho...

  1. 77 FR 20558 - Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Platform Lifts for Motor Vehicles; Platform Lift...

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    2012-04-05

    ... National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 49 CFR Part 571 RIN 2127-AJ93 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Platform Lifts for Motor Vehicles; Platform Lift Installations in Motor Vehicles AGENCY: National.... SUMMARY: This document adopts amendments to the Federal motor vehicle safety standards on platform...

  2. Efficient High Performance Computing on Heterogeneous Platforms

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    Shen, J.

    2015-01-01

    Heterogeneous platforms are mixes of different processing units in a compute node (e.g., CPUs+GPUs, CPU+MICs) or a chip package (e.g., APUs). This type of platforms keeps gaining popularity in various computer systems ranging from supercomputers to mobile devices. In this context, improving their

  3. MCloud platform - common government informational infrastructure

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    Eugenia CEBOTARU

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available MCloud platform is foreseen for the exclusive use by the central administrative authorities and organizational structures within their jurisdiction, subordinated to the Government and is an innovative delivery model based on infrastructure consumption, platform and software as services

  4. Efficient High Performance Computing on Heterogeneous Platforms

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    Shen, J.

    2015-01-01

    Heterogeneous platforms are mixes of different processing units in a compute node (e.g., CPUs+GPUs, CPU+MICs) or a chip package (e.g., APUs). This type of platforms keeps gaining popularity in various computer systems ranging from supercomputers to mobile devices. In this context, improving their ef

  5. Platform Expansion Design as Strategic Choice

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    Staykova, Kalina S.; Damsgaard, Jan

    2016-01-01

    the main characteristics of the two approaches and to identify the potential trade-offs associated with the selection of particular expansion mode. To this end, we construct the Platform Strategy Framework and apply it to two exemplary cases – WeChat, which functions as a feature bundling platform...

  6. Reflection on Foreign Languages Network Teaching Platform

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    LIANG Yuan

    2014-01-01

    This paper aims to build awareness in applying foreign languages network teaching platform to higher education. Teachers rationally use foreign languages network teaching platform to hold an initiative concept, establish a cooperative and in-teractive learning atmosphere, and a prompt and dynamic assessment system.

  7. Maximal workload capacity on moving platforms

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    Heus, R.; Wertheim, A.H.

    1996-01-01

    Physical tasks on a moving platform required more energy than the same tasks on a non-moving platform. In this study the maximum aerobic performance (defined as V_O2max) of people working on a moving floor was established compared to the maximal aerobic performance on a non-moving floor. The main

  8. Maximal workload capacity on moving platforms

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    Heus, R.; Wertheim, A.H.

    1996-01-01

    Physical tasks on a moving platform required more energy than the same tasks on a non-moving platform. In this study the maximum aerobic performance (defined as V_O2max) of people working on a moving floor was established compared to the maximal aerobic performance on a non-moving floor. The main qu

  9. PLATFORM SETS FIVE-YEAR GOALS

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    1996-01-01

    THE 100,000-word Platform for Action adopted on September 15, 1995, at the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, includes six chapters of more than 300 paragraphs. The Platform reviews and evaluates the progress of women since the adoption of the "Nairobi Forward-Looking

  10. A Simulation Platform for Localization and Mapping

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    Sejerøe, Thomas Hanefeld; Poulsen, Niels Kjølstad; Ravn, Ole

    2006-01-01

    In this paper we present a simulation platform for evaluate methods for simultaneous location and mapping. The platform is based on The Kalmtool 3 toolbox which is a set of MATLAB tools for state estimation for nonlinear systems. The toolbox contains functions for extended Kalman filtering as wel...

  11. Selecting a Virtual World Platform for Learning

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    Robbins, Russell W.; Butler, Brian S.

    2009-01-01

    Like any infrastructure technology, Virtual World (VW) platforms provide affordances that facilitate some activities and hinder others. Although it is theoretically possible for a VW platform to support all types of activities, designers make choices that lead technologies to be more or less suited for different learning objectives. Virtual World…

  12. The Innovative Capabilities Of Digital Payment Platforms

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    Kazan, Erol

    2015-01-01

    the support for open innovation. The proposed model has been employed in a comparative case study between two digital payment platforms: Apple Pay and Google Wallet. The findings suggest that digital payment platforms make use of boundary resources to be highly integrative or integratable, which supports...

  13. Platform Expansion Design as Strategic Choice

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    Staykova, Kalina S.; Damsgaard, Jan

    2016-01-01

    the main characteristics of the two approaches and to identify the potential trade-offs associated with the selection of particular expansion mode. To this end, we construct the Platform Strategy Framework and apply it to two exemplary cases – WeChat, which functions as a feature bundling platform...

  14. Venus Atmospheric Maneuverable Platform (VAMP)

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    Polidan, R.; Lee, G.; Sokol, D.; Griffin, K.; Bolisay, L.; Barnes, N.

    2014-04-01

    Over the past years we have explored a possible new approach to Venus upper atmosphere exploration by applying recent Northrop Grumman (non-NASA) development programs to the challenges associated with Venus upper atmosphere science missions. Our concept is a low ballistic coefficient (aircraft that deploys prior to entering the Venus atmosphere, enters the Venus atmosphere without an aeroshell, and provides a long-lived (months to years), maneuverable vehicle capable of carrying science payloads to explore the Venus upper atmosphere. VAMP targets the global Venus atmosphere between 55 and 70 km altitude and would be a platform to address VEXAG goals I.A, I.B, and I.C. We will discuss the overall mission architecture and concept of operations from launch through Venus arrival, orbit, entry, and atmospheric science operations. We will present a strawman concept of VAMP, including ballistic coefficient, planform area, percent buoyancy, inflation gas, wing span, vehicle mass, power supply, propulsion, materials considerations, structural elements, subsystems, and packaging. The interaction between the VAMP vehicle and the supporting orbiter will also be discussed. In this context, we will specifically focus upon four key factors impacting the design and performance of VAMP: 1. Science payload accommodation, constraints, and opportunities 2. Characteristics of flight operations and performance in the Venus atmosphere: altitude range, latitude and longitude access, day/night performance, aircraft performance, performance sensitivity to payload weight 3. Feasibility of and options for the deployment of the vehicle in space 4. Entry into the Venus atmosphere, including descent profile, heat rate, total heat load, stagnation temperature, control, and entry into level flight We will discuss interdependencies of the above factors and the manner in which the VAMP strawman's characteristics affect the CONOPs and the science objectives. We will show how the these factors provide

  15. Reinventing the Platform Core Through Acquisition

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    Toppenberg, Gustav; Henningsson, Stefan; Eaton, Ben

    2016-01-01

    Digital platform leaders need to continuously innovate the platform core to drive the technological trajectory of the overall architecture and business system, of which the platform is a core element. This papers analyses the potential of and challenges to completing this task through...... the acquisition and integration of companies presenting innovative technologies of relevance to the platform core. Using a revelatory case study of Cisco Systems, we develop the explanatory notion of ‘coring acquisition’. In this type of acquisition value is created through the acquisition of companies...... that provide products external to the acquirer that can be assimilated into the platform core. This creates value through the transformational process that we term ‘coring’. We also analyze how the benefits of coring acquisitions are contingent on challenges concerning the integration of acquisitions offering...

  16. Peer-to-Peer Service Sharing Platforms

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    Andersson, Magnus; Hjalmarsson, Anders; Avital, Michel

    2013-01-01

    The sharing economy has been growing continuously in the last decade thanks to the proliferation of internet-based platforms that allow people to disintermediate the traditional commercial channels and to share excess resources and trade with one another effectively at a reasonably low transaction...... cost. Whereas early peer-to-peer platforms were designed to enable file sharing and goods trading, we recently witness the emergence of a new breed of peer-to-peer platforms that are designed for ordinary service sharing. Ordinary services entail intangible provisions and are defined as an economic...... activity that generates immaterial benefits and does not result in ownership of material goods. Based on a structured analysis of 41 internet-based rideshare platforms, we explore and layout the unique characteristics of peer-to-peer service sharing platforms based on three distinct temporal patterns...

  17. ENERCA: e-learning platform

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    Patricia Aguilar-Martínez

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available ENERCA (the European Network for Rare and Congenital Anemias is a European Commission funded project since 2002. Rare anaemias in Europe comprise haemoglobin disorders, such as thalassemias or sickle cell disease, and other rarer disorders, including inherited diseases of the red cell membrane, of the red cell enzymes, as well as anaemias related to disorders of iron metabolism. Education and training on rare anaemias is one of the main objectives of ENERCA and several educational initiatives have been undertaken during the past and present phases of the project. Among these, the organisation of courses for health professionals, the provision of videos with prevention messages for patients and general practitioners were part of the previous phase, ENERCA 3. In the current phase of the ENERCA project, called e-ENERCA, the workpackage dedicated to Education and Training mainly focuses on training of young physicians, biologists or scientists in the field of diagnosis and management of rare anaemias. The specificity of e-ENERCA is to be based principally on new communication e-tool. Two main educational axes will be developed: the organisation of on-site courses including interactive sessions with voting boxes and the implementation of an online e-learning platform.

  18. Basin Assessment Spatial Planning Platform

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    2017-07-26

    The tool is intended to facilitate hydropower development and water resource planning by improving synthesis and interpretation of disparate spatial datasets that are considered in development actions (e.g., hydrological characteristics, environmentally and culturally sensitive areas, existing or proposed water power resources, climate-informed forecasts). The tool enables this capability by providing a unique framework for assimilating, relating, summarizing, and visualizing disparate spatial data through the use of spatial aggregation techniques, relational geodatabase platforms, and an interactive web-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Data are aggregated and related based on shared intersections with a common spatial unit; in this case, industry-standard hydrologic drainage areas for the U.S. (National Hydrography Dataset) are used as the spatial unit to associate planning data. This process is performed using all available scalar delineations of drainage areas (i.e., region, sub-region, basin, sub-basin, watershed, sub-watershed, catchment) to create spatially hierarchical relationships among planning data and drainages. These entity-relationships are stored in a relational geodatabase that provides back-end structure to the web GIS and its widgets. The full technology stack was built using all open-source software in modern programming languages. Interactive widgets that function within the viewport are also compatible with all modern browsers.

  19. The ideal hydrogen demonstration platform

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    Alt, J. [Village Technology, Annapolis, MD (United States)

    2007-07-01

    This paper suggested that the best platform to demonstrate hydrogen's capability as an emission-free fuel regime is an urban pedestrian system. The on-grade bi-directional downtown people-mover was designed to fit in existing street-scapes without eliminating traffic lanes. The system is comprised of rubber-tired tram-buses that are synchronized to arrive at stop-boarding areas at the same time in order to provide a seamless headway along a single, dedicated guide-lane. The system was designed to operate along strategic urban corridors in order to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution. The vehicles are inductively charged with fixed fuel cell generators at stop-boarding areas. A single people-mover has the capacity to replace several thousand car trips and parking movements per day, or 8000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}). It was concluded that the system was designed to dovetail with fuel cell generator stations planned for private vehicles as they begin to be converted in the future. 8 figs.

  20. Comparison of Hybrid Cross-Platform Mobile Applications with Native Cross-Platform Applications

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    NOVAC Ovidiu Constantin

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we present two types of cross platform mobile applications, we will look at the advantages and disadvantages of each one. Hybrid applications are HTML5/Javascript applications which are given a native device wrapper in order to be able to run as a stand-alone application, rather than a web page which has to be rendered in the web browser. These types of application look the same on each platform they are deployed to. Native cross platform applications offers platform-like styling, making almost impossible to tell the difference between a native and a cross platform application.

  1. Reliability of plantar pressure platforms.

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    Hafer, Jocelyn F; Lenhoff, Mark W; Song, Jinsup; Jordan, Joanne M; Hannan, Marian T; Hillstrom, Howard J

    2013-07-01

    Plantar pressure measurement is common practice in many research and clinical protocols. While the accuracy of some plantar pressure measuring devices and methods for ensuring consistency in data collection on plantar pressure measuring devices have been reported, the reliability of different devices when testing the same individuals is not known. This study calculated intra-mat, intra-manufacturer, and inter-manufacturer reliability of plantar pressure parameters as well as the number of plantar pressure trials needed to reach a stable estimate of the mean for an individual. Twenty-two healthy adults completed ten walking trials across each of two Novel emed-x(®) and two Tekscan MatScan(®) plantar pressure measuring devices in a single visit. Intraclass correlation (ICC) was used to describe the agreement between values measured by different devices. All intra-platform reliability correlations were greater than 0.70. All inter-emed-x(®) reliability correlations were greater than 0.70. Inter-MatScan(®) reliability correlations were greater than 0.70 in 31 and 52 of 56 parameters when looking at a 10-trial average and a 5-trial average, respectively. Inter-manufacturer reliability including all four devices was greater than 0.70 for 52 and 56 of 56 parameters when looking at a 10-trial average and a 5-trial average, respectively. All parameters reached a value within 90% of an unbiased estimate of the mean within five trials. Overall, reliability results are encouraging for investigators and clinicians who may have plantar pressure data sets that include data collected on different devices.

  2. A Multichannel Bioluminescence Determination Platform for Bioassays.

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    Kim, Sung-Bae; Naganawa, Ryuichi

    2016-01-01

    The present protocol introduces a multichannel bioluminescence determination platform allowing a high sample throughput determination of weak bioluminescence with reduced standard deviations. The platform is designed to carry a multichannel conveyer, an optical filter, and a mirror cap. The platform enables us to near-simultaneously determine ligands in multiple samples without the replacement of the sample tubes. Furthermore, the optical filters beneath the multichannel conveyer are designed to easily discriminate colors during assays. This optical system provides excellent time- and labor-efficiency to users during bioassays.

  3. CORBA Based Information Integration Platform for CIMS

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    2002-01-01

    A new information integration platform for computer integrated manufacturing system(CIMS) is presented, which is based on agent and CORBA. CORBA enhances the system integration be-cause it is an industry-standard for interoperable, distributed objects across heterogeneous hardware andsoftware platform. Agent technology is used to improve intelligence of integration system. In order to im-plement the information integration platform, we use network integration server to integrate network, de-sign a generic database agent to integrate database, adopt multi-agent based architecture to integrate appli-cation, and utilize wrapper as CORBA object to integrate legacy code.

  4. Design for game based learning platforms

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    Sørensen, Birgitte Holm; Meyer, Bente

    2010-01-01

    Council for Strategic Research, in which an online game-based platform for English as a foreign language in primary school is studied. The paper presents a model for designing for game based learning platforms. This design is based on cultural and ethnographic based research on children's leisure time use......This paper focuses on the challenges related to the design of game based learning platforms for formal learning contexts that are inspired by the pupil's leisure time related use of web 2.0. The paper is based on the project Serious Games on a Global Market Place (2007-2011) founded by the Danish...

  5. Secure smart embedded devices, platforms and applications

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    Markantonakis, Konstantinos

    2013-01-01

    New generations of IT users are increasingly abstracted from the underlying devices and platforms that provide and safeguard their services. As a result they may have little awareness that they are critically dependent on the embedded security devices that are becoming pervasive in daily modern life. Secure Smart Embedded Devices, Platforms and Applications provides a broad overview of the many security and practical issues of embedded devices, tokens, and their operation systems, platforms and main applications. It also addresses a diverse range of industry/government initiatives and consider

  6. Genesis and Evolution of Digital Payment Platforms

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    Hjelholt, Morten; Damsgaard, Jan

    2012-01-01

    Payment transactions through the use of physical coins, bank notes or credit cards have for centuries been the standard formats of exchanging money. Recently online and mobile digital payment platforms has entered the stage as contenders to this position and possibly could penetrate societies...... applies a co-evolutionary multilevel perspective to model the interplay and processes between technology and society wherein digital payment platforms potentially will substitute other payment platforms just like the credit card negated the check. On this basis this paper formulate a multilevel conceptual...

  7. THE NEED FOR FUNCTION PLATFORMS IN ENGINEER TO ORDER INDUSTRIES

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    Alblas, Alex; Wortmann, Hans; Bergendahl, MN; Grimheden, M; Leifer, L; Skogstad, P; Cantamessa, M

    2009-01-01

    Many industries base their innovations on product platforms. Platforms have predefined modularity with standardized interfaces. However, product platforms provide significant challenges to engineering industries that rely heavily on R&D, such as microlithography systems. Developing these systems dep

  8. THE NEED FOR FUNCTION PLATFORMS IN ENGINEER TO ORDER INDUSTRIES

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    Alblas, Alex; Wortmann, Hans; Bergendahl, MN; Grimheden, M; Leifer, L; Skogstad, P; Cantamessa, M

    2009-01-01

    Many industries base their innovations on product platforms. Platforms have predefined modularity with standardized interfaces. However, product platforms provide significant challenges to engineering industries that rely heavily on R&D, such as microlithography systems. Developing these systems dep

  9. THE NEED FOR FUNCTION PLATFORMS IN ENGINEER TO ORDER INDUSTRIES

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    Alblas, Alex; Wortmann, Hans; Bergendahl, MN; Grimheden, M; Leifer, L; Skogstad, P; Cantamessa, M

    2009-01-01

    Many industries base their innovations on product platforms. Platforms have predefined modularity with standardized interfaces. However, product platforms provide significant challenges to engineering industries that rely heavily on R&D, such as microlithography systems. Developing these systems

  10. Summary of Fe opacity measurement platform

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    Nagayama, Taisuke

    2016-05-01

    This powerpoint presentation goes over the Fe opacity measurement platform, including how the experiment works, what can be gathered from the measurements, what can be gathered from the simulations, and the limitations of the experiment.

  11. DESIGN OF OFFSHORE CONCRETE GRAVITY PLATFORMS

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    loads from earth-quake for (earth-quake prone zones) are deployed to archive the design and ... Keywords: concrete gravity platform, offshore, foundation design, manufacturing, construction .... resistance to wind offered by such ice accumu-.

  12. 2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review: Feedstock

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    McCann, Laura [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Washington, DC (United States)

    2012-02-01

    This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations provided by an independent external panel of experts at the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Program’s Feedstock Platform Review meeting.

  13. 2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review. Infrastructure

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    Lindauer, Alicia [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Washington, DC (United States)

    2012-02-01

    This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations provided by an independent external panel of experts at the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Program’s Infrastructure Platform Review meeting.

  14. 2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review: Algae

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    Yang, Joyce [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Washington, DC (United States)

    2012-02-01

    This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations provided by an independent external panel of experts at the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Program’s Algae Platform Review meeting.

  15. Model refinement for offshore platforms: Experimental study

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    Zhang, Min; Chen, Zongli; Wu, Yanjian

    2017-08-01

    Offshore jacket platforms are widely used in offshore oil and gas exploitation. Finite element models of such structures need to have many degrees of freedom (DOFs) to represent the geometrical detail of complex structures, thereby leading to incompatibility in the number of DOFs of experimental models. To bring them both to the same order while ensuring that the essential eigen- properties of the refined model match those of experimental models, an extended model refinement procedure is presented in this paper. Vibration testing of an offshore jacket platform model is performed to validate the applicability of the proposed approach. A full-order finite element model of the platform is established and then tuned to meet the measured modal properties identified from the acceleration signals. Both model reduction and modal expansion methods are investigated, as well as various scenarios of sensor arrangements. Upon completion of the refinement, the updated jacket platform model matches the natural frequencies of the measured model well.

  16. Introducing Blackboard: an electronic learning platform.

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    Cader, Raffik; McGovern, Michael

    Blackboard, an internet-based platform for teaching and learning, was introduced to students on the preregistration nursing programme at Northumbria University. Although clear educational advantages were identified, there were also potential pitfalls.

  17. Designing platform independent mobile apps and services

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    Heckman, Rocky

    2016-01-01

    This book explains how to help create an innovative and future proof architecture for mobile apps by introducing practical approaches to increase the value and flexibility of their service layers and reduce their delivery time. Designing Platform Independent Mobile Apps and Services begins by describing the mobile computing landscape and previous attempts at cross platform development. Platform independent mobile technologies and development strategies are described in chapter two and three. Communication protocols, details of a recommended five layer architecture, service layers, and the data abstraction layer are also introduced in these chapters. Cross platform languages and multi-client development tools for the User Interface (UI) layer, as well as message processing patterns and message routing of the Service Int rface (SI) layer are explained in chapter four and five. Ways to design the service layer for mobile computing, using Command Query Responsibility Segregation (CQRS) and the Data Abstraction La...

  18. STUDY OF VARIOUS INTERNET OF THINGS PLATFORMS

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    Bhumi Nakhuva

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Internet of Things is a technological revolution which provides the vision of connected world of Things. Devices, people and systems are connected with one another in such a way that they can communicate with each other over Internet. So the form of communication from human-human is now turned into humanhuman, human-things and things- things. Variety of platforms are now a days available that can support entire development to deployment of IoT applications and systems. In this paper, we will first start with the introduction of IoT platforms as well as IoT middleware and then will discuss various IoT platforms, compare various IoT platforms and will end up with the conclusion.

  19. Embedded Based Miniaturized Universal Electrochemical Sensing Platform

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    Jiamin Chen

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available We created an embedded sensing platform based on STM32 embedded system, with integrated carbon-electrode ionic sensor by using a self-made plug. Given ration of concentration-unknown nitrate liquid samples, this platform is able to measure the nitrate concentration in neutral environment. Response signals which were transmitted by the sensor can be displayed via a serial port to the computer screen or via Bluetooth to the smartphone. Processed by a fitting function, signals are transformed into related concentration. Through repeating the experiment many times, the accuracy and repeatability turned out to be excellent. The results can be automatically stored on smartphone via Bluetooth. We created this embedded sensing platform for field water quality measurement. This platform also can be applied for other micro sensors’ signal acquisition and data processing.

  20. Computing platforms for software-defined radio

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    Nurmi, Jari; Isoaho, Jouni; Garzia, Fabio

    2017-01-01

    This book addresses Software-Defined Radio (SDR) baseband processing from the computer architecture point of view, providing a detailed exploration of different computing platforms by classifying different approaches, highlighting the common features related to SDR requirements and by showing pros and cons of the proposed solutions. Coverage includes architectures exploiting parallelism by extending single-processor environment (such as VLIW, SIMD, TTA approaches), multi-core platforms distributing the computation to either a homogeneous array or a set of specialized heterogeneous processors, and architectures exploiting fine-grained, coarse-grained, or hybrid reconfigurability. Describes a computer engineering approach to SDR baseband processing hardware; Discusses implementation of numerous compute-intensive signal processing algorithms on single and multicore platforms; Enables deep understanding of optimization techniques related to power and energy consumption of multicore platforms using several basic a...

  1. 2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review. Sustainability

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    Eng, Alison Goss [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Washington, DC (United States)

    2012-02-01

    This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations provided by an independent external panel of experts at the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Program’s Sustainability Platform Review meeting.

  2. 2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review: Analysis

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    Haq, Zia [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Washington, DC (United States)

    2012-02-01

    This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations provided by an independent external panel of experts at the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Program’s Analysis Platform Review meeting.

  3. Developing a social media platform for nurses.

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    Jackson, Jennifer; Kennedy, Maggie

    2015-11-18

    Social media tools provide opportunities for nurses to connect with colleagues and patients and to advance personally and professionally. This article describes the process of developing an innovative social media platform at a large, multi-centre teaching hospital, The Ottawa Hospital, Canada, and its benefits for nurses. The platform, TOH Nurses, was developed using a nursing process approach, involving assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. The aim of this initiative was to address the barriers to communication inherent in the large number of nurses employed by the organisation, the physical size of the multi-centre hospital and the shift-work nature of nursing. The platform was used to provide educational materials for clinical nurses, and to share information about professional practice. The implications of using a social media platform in a healthcare setting were considered carefully during its development and implementation, including concerns regarding privacy and confidentiality.

  4. Energy-aware scheduling on multiprocessor platforms

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    Li, Dawei

    2014-01-01

    Multiprocessor platforms play important roles in modern computing systems, and appear in various applications, ranging from energy-limited hand-held devices to large data centers. As the performance requirements increase, energy-consumption in these systems also increases signi cantly. Dynamic Voltage and Frequency Scaling (DVFS), which allows processors to dynamically adjust the supply voltage and the clock frequency to operate on di erent power/energy levels, is considered an e ective way to achieve the goal of energy-saving. This book surveys existing works that have been on energy-aware task scheduling on DVFS multiprocessor platforms. Energy-aware scheduling problems are intrinsically optimization problems, the formulations of which greatly depend on the platform and task models under consideration. Thus, Energy-aware Scheduling on Multiprocessor Platforms covers current research on this topic and classi es existing works according to two key standards, namely, homogeneity/heterogeneity of multi processo...

  5. Cloud Based Applications and Platforms (Presentation)

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    Brodt-Giles, D.

    2014-05-15

    Presentation to the Cloud Computing East 2014 Conference, where we are highlighting our cloud computing strategy, describing the platforms on the cloud (including Smartgrid.gov), and defining our process for implementing cloud based applications.

  6. Offshore Minerals Management Platforms for the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), Geographic NAD83, MMS (2006) [platforms_mms_2006

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    Louisiana Geographic Information Center — Offshore Minerals Management Platforms for the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). Identifies the location of platforms in GOM. All platforms existing in the database are included.

  7. Creating Math Videos: Comparing Platforms and Software

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    Abbasian, Reza O.; Sieben, John T.

    2016-01-01

    In this paper we present a short tutorial on creating mini-videos using two platforms--PCs and tablets such as iPads--and software packages that work with these devices. Specifically, we describe the step-by-step process of creating and editing videos using a Wacom Intuos pen-tablet plus Camtasia software on a PC platform and using the software…

  8. Distributed E-Service Platform Model

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    PING Hu; YANG Hua; CHEN Jia-xun

    2002-01-01

    E-communication is an internet-oriented application platform for distributed system. The architecture of the platform is discussed in detail in this article. By theory and case study, the distributed model is proved flexible and practicable. Using services and core, developers can extend the e-community and leverage their applications.This model will be great helpful to build a new kind distributed, java-based, internet application.

  9. Virtual health platform for medical tourism purposes.

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    Martinez, Debora; Ferriol, Pedro; Tous, Xisco; Cabrer, Miguel; Prats, Mercedes

    2008-01-01

    This paper introduces an overview of the Virtual Health Platform (VHP), an alternative approach to create a functional PHR system in a medical tourism environment. The proposed platform has been designed in order to be integrated with EHR infrastructures and in this way it expects to be useful and more advantageous to the patient or tourist. Use cases of the VHP and its potential benefits summarize the analysis.

  10. Creating Math Videos: Comparing Platforms and Software

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    Abbasian, Reza O.; Sieben, John T.

    2016-01-01

    In this paper we present a short tutorial on creating mini-videos using two platforms--PCs and tablets such as iPads--and software packages that work with these devices. Specifically, we describe the step-by-step process of creating and editing videos using a Wacom Intuos pen-tablet plus Camtasia software on a PC platform and using the software…

  11. Handheld Microneedle-Based Electrolyte Sensing Platform.

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    Miller, Philip R. [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Rivas, Rhiana [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Johnson, David [Aquila Technologies Group, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Edwards, Thayne L. [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Koskelo, Markku [Aquila Technologies Group, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Shawa, Luay [Aquila Technologies Group, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Brener, Igal [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Chavez, Victor H. [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Polsky, Ronen [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    2015-11-01

    Sandia National Laboratories will provide technical assistance, within time and budget, to Requester on testing and analyzing a microneedle-based electrolyte sensing platform. Hollow microneedles will be fabricated at Sandia and integrated with a fluidic chip using plastic laminate prototyping technology available at Sandia. In connection with commercial ion selective electrodes the sensing platform will be tested for detection of electrolytes (sodium and/or potassium) within physiological relevant concent ration ranges.

  12. Flexible optical chemical sensor platform for BTX

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    Arias Espinoza, Juan Diego; Sazhnikov, Viacheslav; Sabik, Sami; Ionov, Dmitriy; Smits, Edsger; Kalathimekkad, Sandeep; Van Steenberge, Geert; Alfimov, Michail; Posniak, Malgorzata; Schoo, Herman

    2012-01-01

    An in-plane flexible sensor platform for BTX detection was developed using low-cost patterning techniques and foil-based optical components. The platform was produced by a combination of laser patterning, inkjet printing and capillary filling. Key optical components such as lightguides, opticalcladding layers and metallic interconnections were realized on low cost substrates such as paper and PET. The sensing mechanism is based on the change in fluorescence spectra of a reporter dye, supporte...

  13. SCEC Broadband Platform Strong Ground Motion Simulations

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    Kumar, S.; Callaghan, S.; Maechling, P. J.; Olsen, K. B.; Archuleta, R. J.; Somerville, P. G.; Graves, R. W.; Jordan, T. H.; Broadband Platform Working Group

    2011-12-01

    The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) Broadband Platform is a collaborative software development project involving SCEC researchers, graduate students, and the SCEC Community Modeling Environment. The goal of the SCEC Broadband Simulation Platform is to generate broadband (0-10 Hz) ground motions for earthquakes using deterministic low-frequency and stochastic high-frequency simulations. SCEC developers have integrated complex scientific modules for rupture generation, low-frequency deterministic seismogram synthesis, high-frequency stochastic seismogram synthesis, and non-linear site effects calculation into a system that supports easy on-demand computation of broadband seismograms. The SCEC Broadband platform has two primary modes of operation, validation mode, and scenario mode. In validation mode, the earthquake modeling software calculates broadband seismograms for one of three earthquakes, Northridge, Loma Prieta, or Landers at sites with observed strong motion data. Then, the platform calculates goodness of fit measurements that quantify how well the model-based broadband seismograms match the observed seismograms for each event. In scenario mode, the user can specify a scenario earthquake and a list of sites and calculate ground motions at each site for the scenario event. In February 2011, SCEC released Broadband Platform 11.2 as an open-source scientific software distribution. Since that time, we have continued development of the platform by adding a new site response module and new goodness of fit measures by Mayhew and Olsen. Along with a source code distribution of the Broadband Platform, we now offer a virtual software image distribution of the platform to support its use on a variety of computing hardware and operating systems.

  14. Interfacing Clojure with Pogamut 3 platform

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    Gołuński, Marcel; WÄ siewicz, Piotr

    In this paper we present an interface between Pogamut 3 platform and Clojure programming language. Clojure is a state of the art functional language with roots in Lisp. Pogamut 3 is a framework that simplifies creation of embodied agents. Our goal was to introduce Clojure code in our agents logic. Simple emergent behavior of a group of agents was implemented using Clojure code. Performance of execution of Clojure code called from Pogamut platform was measured.

  15. INTERNAL CORROSION MONITORING IN OFFSHORE PLATFORMS

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    Fernando Benedicto Mainier

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Corrosion is one of the main causes of failures in equipment and pipes in off-shore oil production. These failures harm the process, slow the production operational chronogram, and generate high costs of maintenance, beyond generation risks to health and environment. Due to the fact that most of the equipment, tubing and pipes of production platforms are made of steel, in general, carbon steel, the industry of petroleum exploration will always coexist with the corrosive process. The use of a Corrosion Monitoring Plan to diagnostic, to control and to manage the evolution of corrosives process in off-shore oil platforms is the strategy proposed in this work to prevent problems as described above. The Internal Corrosion Monitoring Plan (ICMP, is based on lab analysis of the corrosively of fluids and residues showed periodically in off-shore operational platform; in the corrosion rate determined by the periodic use of test bodies installed inside off-shore oil platforms tubing systems, as mass loss coupons and electric resistance probes; and finally, in periodic operational data collect obtained during the off-shore oil platform systems operation. The ICMP will direct and manage the actions to be taken in case of aggravation of a corrosive process, quickly identifying to the corrosive mechanisms and its localization in the various systems of the platforms. The optimized use of the corrosion inhibitor and other chemical products are one of the main advantages of the ICMP.

  16. Study on Collision Characters for SPAR Platform

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    HU Zhi-qiang; CUI Wei-cheng

    2008-01-01

    This paper presents the research on the external mechanism of collision characters for a SPAR platform. The collision characters of SPAR platform have not attracted so much attention as that of ships in the past, because short of this kind of collision accidents reported. But with the increasing number of SPAR platforms in the world, the possibility of such kind of accident also increases. Therefore, it is necessary to master the character of SPAR collision. Model test technique is employed to study the external mechanism. The collision scenario is a ship colliding with a SPAR platform moored in the site with 1500 meters water depth. The striking ship hits the SPAR platform on the hard tank near water surface in its longitudinal direction. The specifics of the SPAR's motions and the tension forces of the mooring lines are collected to summarize the hydrodynamic characters in the collision scenario. It is found that the maximal displacements and the maximal pitch angles of the SPAR platform, and the maximal tension forces of mooring lines are all linearly proportional to the initial velocity of the striking ship basically. Mooring lines play elastic roles in the collision course.

  17. Integrated microfluidic platforms for investigating neuronal networks

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    Kim, Hyung Joon

    This dissertation describes the development and application of integrated microfluidics-based assay platforms to study neuronal activities in the nervous system in-vitro. The assay platforms were fabricated using soft lithography and micro/nano fabrication including microfluidics, surface patterning, and nanomaterial synthesis. The use of integrated microfluidics-based assay platform allows culturing and manipulating many types of neuronal tissues in precisely controlled microenvironment. Furthermore, they provide organized multi-cellular in-vitro model, long-term monitoring with live cell imaging, and compatibility with molecular biology techniques and electrophysiology experiment. In this dissertation, the integrated microfluidics-based assay platforms are developed for investigation of neuronal activities such as local protein synthesis, impairment of axonal transport by chemical/physical variants, growth cone path finding under chemical/physical cues, and synaptic transmission in neuronal circuit. Chapter 1 describes the motivation, objectives, and scope for developing in-vitro platform to study various neuronal activities. Chapter 2 introduces microfluidic culture platform for biochemical assay with large-scale neuronal tissues that are utilized as model system in neuroscience research. Chapter 3 focuses on the investigation of impaired axonal transport by beta-Amyloid and oxidative stress. The platform allows to control neuronal processes and to quantify mitochondrial movement in various regions of axons away from applied drugs. Chapter 4 demonstrates the development of microfluidics-based growth cone turning assay to elucidate the mechanism underlying axon guidance under soluble factors and shear flow. Using this platform, the behaviors of growth cone of mammalian neurons are verified under the gradient of inhibitory molecules and also shear flow in well-controlled manner. In Chapter 5, I combine in-vitro multicellular model with microfabricated MEA

  18. Embedded Linux platform for data acquisition systems

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    Patel, Jigneshkumar J., E-mail: jjp@ipr.res.in [Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar, Gujarat (India); Reddy, Nagaraj, E-mail: nagaraj.reddy@coreel.com [Sandeepani School of Embedded System Design, Bangalore, Karnataka (India); Kumari, Praveena, E-mail: praveena@ipr.res.in [Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar, Gujarat (India); Rajpal, Rachana, E-mail: rachana@ipr.res.in [Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar, Gujarat (India); Pujara, Harshad, E-mail: pujara@ipr.res.in [Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar, Gujarat (India); Jha, R., E-mail: rjha@ipr.res.in [Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar, Gujarat (India); Kalappurakkal, Praveen, E-mail: praveen.k@coreel.com [Sandeepani School of Embedded System Design, Bangalore, Karnataka (India)

    2014-05-15

    Highlights: • The design and the development of data acquisition system on FPGA based reconfigurable hardware platform. • Embedded Linux configuration and compilation for FPGA based systems. • Hardware logic IP core and its Linux device driver development for the external peripheral to interface it with the FPGA based system. - Abstract: This scalable hardware–software system is designed and developed to explore the emerging open standards for data acquisition requirement of Tokamak experiments. To address the future need for a scalable data acquisition and control system for fusion experiments, we have explored the capability of software platform using Open Source Embedded Linux Operating System on a programmable hardware platform such as FPGA. The idea was to identify the platform which can be customizable, flexible and scalable to support the data acquisition system requirements. To do this, we have selected FPGA based reconfigurable and scalable hardware platform to design the system with Embedded Linux based operating system for flexibility in software development and Gigabit Ethernet interface for high speed data transactions. The proposed hardware–software platform using FPGA and Embedded Linux OS offers a single chip solution with processor, peripherals such ADC interface controller, Gigabit Ethernet controller, memory controller amongst other peripherals. The Embedded Linux platform for data acquisition is implemented and tested on a Virtex-5 FXT FPGA ML507 which has PowerPC 440 (PPC440) [2] hard block on FPGA. For this work, we have used the Linux Kernel version 2.6.34 with BSP support for the ML507 platform. It is downloaded from the Xilinx [1] GIT server. Cross-compiler tool chain is created using the Buildroot scripts. The Linux Kernel and Root File System are configured and compiled using the cross-tools to support the hardware platform. The Analog to Digital Converter (ADC) IO module is designed and interfaced with the ML507 through Xilinx

  19. Remote control of a mobile platform with a smartphone

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    Majcen, Gregor

    2011-01-01

    This thesis describes a system for remote control of a mobile platform using a smartphone. As a mobile platform is used an iRobot Roomba vacuum cleaner equipped with a wireless router and a camera. The mobile platform and the smartphone communicate over the internet. The smartphone is used as a gaming console to control the movement of the mobile platform.

  20. Demand Heterogeneity and the Adoption of Platform Complements

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    J. Rietveld (Joost); J.P. Eggers

    2016-01-01

    textabstractThis paper offers a demand-based theory of how platform maturity affects the adoption of platform complements. We argue that differences between early and late adopters of the platform include willingness to pay for the platform-and-complement bundle, risk preferences, preference for