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  1. Antonio Gramsci

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    Bryld, Claus

    2016-01-01

    Artikel, bygget på litteratur og kilder, om den italienske socialist, Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937), især berømt for sine 'fængselsoptegnelser' (Quaderni del carcere), som han skrev som 10-årig politisk fange under Mussolini. Som tænker bevægede Gramsci sig frit mellem republikaneren Niccolo...

  2. Antonio Gramsci

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    Bryld, Claus

    2016-01-01

    Artikel, bygget på litteratur og kilder, om den italienske socialist, Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937), især berømt for sine 'fængselsoptegnelser' (Quaderni del carcere), som han skrev som 10-årig politisk fange under Mussolini. Som tænker bevægede Gramsci sig frit mellem republikaneren Niccolo...

  3. Odonata (Insecta diversity of Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and its adjacent areas in Thattekkad, Kerala, India

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    A.P. Varghese

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Odonata diversity of Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and its adjacent areas in Thattekkad, Kerala, India were documented from 2010 to 2012. Opportunistic observations were carried out to record species diversity. Eighty-two species of Odonata, which included 51 species of Anisoptera (dragonflies and 31 species of Zygoptera (damselflies, were recorded during the study. Of this 21 species are endemic to the Western Ghats. The presence of the IUCN categorized nearly threatened species like Megalogomphus hannyngtoni and vulnerable species like Platysticta deccanensis and Protosticta sanguinostigma is remarkable.

  4. Biographical notes on Ancel Keys and Salim Yusuf: origins and significance of the seven countries study and the INTERHEART study.

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    Wright, C Michael

    2011-01-01

    Ancel Keys and Salim Yusuf are both pioneers in preventive cardiology. Each overcame significant obstacles to demonstrate, through large international studies, how culture and environment influence cardiovascular disease. This paper will explore the origins and outcomes of their landmark studies: the Seven Countries Study, a prospective cohort model, and the INTERHEART Study, a case-control model. Each study advanced our understanding of the interplay between lifestyle, culture, and heart disease.

  5. How Chinese are entrepreneurial strategies of ethnic Chinese business groups in Southeast Asia? : a multifaceted analysis of the Salim Group of Indonesia

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    Dieleman, Maria Helena

    2007-01-01

    Family business groups are ubiquitous in most emerging markets. This book provides a richly documented analysis of the strategy of the Salim Group, one of the largest family conglomerates in Southeast Asia. It argues that the strategy of this group oscillated irregularly between a business model bui

  6. How Chinese are entrepreneurial strategies of ethnic Chinese business groups in Southeast Asia? : a multifaceted analysis of the Salim Group of Indonesia

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    Dieleman, Maria Helena

    2007-01-01

    Family business groups are ubiquitous in most emerging markets. This book provides a richly documented analysis of the strategy of the Salim Group, one of the largest family conglomerates in Southeast Asia. It argues that the strategy of this group oscillated irregularly between a business model

  7. Considerazioni su Antonio Gramsci

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    Marani, Elisa; Middlebury College

    2014-01-01

    Abstract: The aim of this essay is to recall the figure and thought of Antonio Gramsci through biographical aspects relevant to an assessment in his entirety (from his childhood spent in the land of Sardinia to the agitated years in Turin, from the communist militancy to the encounter with Tania, from the arrest to the years of imprisonment). Once imprisoned, Gramsci would elaborate an ambitious project working incessantly on it, while he would be gradually abandoned having become an inconven...

  8. Noticia del hallazgo de un epígrafe altoimperial en el lugar de Pelou, Grandas de Salime (Asturias

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    Villa Valdés, Ángel

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available The present paper reports the discovery at Monte Castrelo de Pelou (Asturias, Spain of an epigraphic inscription dated at the first Century AD. Monte Castrelo is a little hillfort located in the vicinity of Grandas de Salime township, in the western area of Asturias, in northern Spain. This site was traditionally considered a Roman mining settlement, but current archaeological research unveiled the existence of much older occupation strata underlying the Imperial Roman context where the described inscription was located. The new archaeological data reveal that the site was a fortified settlement already during the Iron Age, being reoccupied, again with a military function, during the fourth century AD. The inscription is engraved in cursives on a slate panel. It contains a list of probably 45 to 50 names, although just around 35 of them are still legible to some extent. It is tentatively interpreted as an administrative document reflecting the census of population under control of the hillfort's garrison.El texto recoge la noticia del descubrimiento de un epígrafe del siglo I d.C. en el Monte Cástrelo de Pelou, en Grandas de Salime, un pequeño castro del occidente de Asturias tradicionalmente interpretado como establecimiento minero de filiación romana. Además del horizonte altoimperial del que procede la pieza, las excavaciones arqueológicas han revelado la existencia de un asentamiento subyacente, fortificado durante la Edad del Hierro, y una reocupación posterior, también de carácter militar, datada en el siglo IV d.C. El epígrafe, grabado sobre pizarra en letra cursiva, pudo contener en origen un listado de 45-50 individuos de los que aún son legibles, en distinto grado, unos 35 nombres. Se trata, probablemente, del censo establecido en el territorio subordinado a la guarnición del castro.

  9. ANTONIO CASO, EDUCADOR UNIVERSITARIO

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    Morelos Torres Aguilar

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo es producto de una investigación sobre la trayectoria de Antonio Caso como educador universitario, y se centra en el período de la Revolución Mexicana y la posrevolución. En forma complementaria, se analizan algunas aportaciones del maestro Caso realizadas durante los años 30 del siglo pasado, en particular en el debate sobre la educación socialista y en la formación de intelectuales. El trabajo analiza las principales ideas y acciones de este educador mexicano, relacionadas directamente con las funciones educativas y universitarias.

  10. ANTONIO CASO, EDUCADOR UNIVERSITARIO

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    Morelos Torres Aguilar

    2011-01-01

    El artículo es producto de una investigación sobre la trayectoria de Antonio Caso como educador universitario, y se centra en el período de la Revolución Mexicana y la posrevolución. En forma complementaria, se analizan algunas aportaciones del maestro Caso realizadas durante los años 30 del siglo pasado, en particular en el debate sobre la educación socialista y en la formación de intelectuales. El trabajo analiza las principales ideas y acciones de este educador mexicano, relacionadas direc...

  11. Range extension of the endangered Salim Ali’s Fruit Bat Latidens salimalii (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae in the Anamalai Hills, Tamil Nadu, India

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    Claire F.R. Wordley

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Salim Ali’s Fruit Bat Latidens salimalii is an IUCN Red listed Endangered species known only from a few locations in southern India.  Here we report three records of Latidens salimalii from the Valparai plateau and Anamalai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu where this species has not been previously recorded.  This bat was caught in riparian habitats close to or inside intact tropical wet forest in the Western Ghats. 

  12. A Spanish Borderlands Community: San Antonio.

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    Teja, Jesus F. de la

    2000-01-01

    Discusses the founding of San Antonio, originally San Antonio de Bexar, which, in 1718, came into being as a military settlement involved in Spanish imperial defensive measures. Focuses on the development and continued growth of San Antonio, Texas's most populous city in the 19th century. (CMK)

  13. Antonio Gramsci, Education and Science

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    Balampekou, Matina; Floriotis, Georgis

    2012-01-01

    This paper explores how the ideas of a great political thinker and philosopher Antonio Gramsci, are relevant to education and science and to critical science education. One of the main points in Gramsci's analysis is the social value and impact of certain aspects of the superstructure. He understands that education is a means which can be used for…

  14. Memorial to Professor Antonio Barone

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    Tafuri, Francesco; Pepe, Giampiero; Vaglio, Ruggero

    2014-04-01

    Antonio Barone prematurely passed away on 4 December 2011 at the age of 72, after a one-year battle with cancer. He left behind his wife Sveva and his two sons, Alberto and Livio. Antonio was Professor Emeritus at the University of Napoli Federico II, where he had been teaching for about 40 years. The initial research activity of Antonio was in the field of nuclear physics. In this context, almost 45 years ago, the Ge 'Lithium drift' semiconductor detectors represented a novelty, due to the high energy resolution enabled by those devices. Superconductors stimulated new approaches to radiation detection and this motivated Antonio's interest towards superconductivity. Following the birth of the Laboratorio di Cibernetica of the CNR in 1967 he was given the opportunity to work on a joint USA-Italy project (University of Wisconsin, Madison and CNR Naples) in the field of superconductivity on the peculiar subject of the superconductive 'Neuristors'. His research activity on Josephson junctions opened up a wide variety of very stimulating subjects in which he was deeply involved, ranging from the soliton propagation in 'long' Josephson structures to fluctuations phenomena, from light-sensitive junctions and proximity effect to the development of innovative superconducting devices. The strong interaction of Antonio with the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics of the Academy of Sciences in Moscow, characterizes a long period of his research activity with a precious merging of theoretical and experimental aspects. This body of work converged into the famous monograph on the 'Physics and Applications of the Josephson Effect', written in collaboration with Gianfranco Paternò in 1982. This rapidly became the reference text for the Josephson effect, as documented by thousands of citations and the fact that it was translated into Russian, Japanese and Chinese. In 1983 Antonio was awarded the highest academic title of 'Doctor of the Physical-Mathematical Sciences' by the

  15. As periferias em Antonio Gramsci

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    Santos, Sara Tatiany Curcio dos [UNESP

    2011-01-01

    Antonio Gramsci é um autor que pensa a partir do ponto de vista das periferias e dos subalternos. Suas reflexões foram fundadas numa sociedade marcada por um desenvolvimento econômico desigual e combinado e tem, como tema central, a Revolução Socialista nas periferias. A hipótese que procuramos demonstrar nesse trabalho é a de que, ao longo das reflexões do revolucionário sardo, existe uma dialética entre centro e periferia, na qual esta última se faz centro sempre que ela expressa uma inovaç...

  16. DOCTOR JAIME ANTONIO BARRIOS AMAYA

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    Revista Ciencias Biomedicas

    2014-01-01

    El doctor Jaime Antonio Barrios Amaya, nació en Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, el 4 de noviembre de 1935. Realizó estudios de primaria en el colegio Fernández Baena y de secundaria en el Liceo de Bolívar, donde se graduó de Bachiller superior en 1956. Inmediatamente ingresó a la Universidad de Cartagena, adelantando estudios médicos y egresó en 1963 con el título de Médico Cirujano. Poco tiempo después regresó a la Universidad de Cartagena e ...

  17. 萨利姆的边缘性人生--《河湾》的后殖民主义解读%Salim's Marginalized Life--Postcolonial Interpretation of A Bend in the River

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    刘燕

    2013-01-01

      V.S.奈保尔是后殖民流亡作家的显著代表之一,其代表作《河湾》的主人公萨利姆一直在试图寻找自己的文化身份认同,却一直过着无根人的生活。如同作者奈保尔一样,萨利姆对欧洲和非洲的文化和身份都有着一种疏离感和批判感。本文将从文化和身份两个方面来分析萨利姆的边缘性人生。%V.S. Naipual is one of the typical postcolonial exiled writers;Salim is the protagonist in his masterpiece A Bend in the River who has a rootless life and has struggled to find his cultural identity. However, just like Naipaul, Salim has a sense of alienation and criti-cism. This paper will analyze Salim's marginalized life from the aspect of cultural identity and identity recognition.

  18. San Antonio Bay 1986-1989

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The effect of salinity on utilization of shallow-water nursery habitats by aquatic fauna was assessed in San Antonio Bay, Texas. Overall, 272 samples were collected...

  19. Veto players

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    Warntjen, Andreas; Dowding, Keith

    2010-01-01

    Veto players are political actors whose consent is necessary to adopt a new policy. Put otherwise, they have veto power which allows them to prevent a change to the status quo. The concept is crucial to the influential veto player theory developed by George Tsebelis. Building on earlier work in form

  20. Veto players

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    Warntjen, Andreas; Dowding, Keith

    2010-01-01

    Veto players are political actors whose consent is necessary to adopt a new policy. Put otherwise, they have veto power which allows them to prevent a change to the status quo. The concept is crucial to the influential veto player theory developed by George Tsebelis. Building on earlier work in form

  1. Antonio Lopez: Fashion, Art, Sex & Disco

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    Langkjær, Michael Alexander

    2014-01-01

    Book review. Roger Padilha and his brother Mauricio may already be familiar to some as the New York-based fashion publicists, creators of the fashion public relations agency MAO PR, and as authors of The Stephen Sprouse Book (Rizzoli, 2009). Antonio Lopez: Fashion, Art, Sex & Disco, their second...

  2. San Antonio, Texas: Solar in Action (Brochure)

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    2011-10-01

    This brochure provides an overview of the challenges and successes of San Antonio, TX, a 2008 Solar America City awardee, on the path toward becoming a solar-powered community. Accomplishments, case studies, key lessons learned, and local resource information are given.

  3. Nathaniel Hawthorne Elementary School: San Antonio, Texas.

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    American Educator, 1997

    1997-01-01

    Discusses the successful use of Core Knowledge Curriculum in one inner-city elementary school in San Antonio (Texas) that had previously reflected low student achievement, inconsistent attendance, and student behavioral problems. Improvements in these conditions as revealed through teacher observations are highlighted. (GR)

  4. Antonio Gramsci's Reflection on Quantum Mechanics

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    Tassani, Isabella

    2006-06-01

    As the first step of a wider historical reconstruction of the reception of quantum mechanics in the nineteenth-century philosophy, we are going to consider Antonio Gramsci's philosophy. He asks himself about the nature of quantum objects, if their existence depends on the act of measuring by the experimenter and if this kind of relationship can be interpreted as an argument in favour of an immaterialistic philosophy. We will remark how an idealistic interpretation of quantum mechanics found a fertile field in the Italian culture, characterized by an antiscientific attitude and at the same time needing to find in science a term of comparison.

  5. La presidencia de Miguel Antonio Caro

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    Beatriz González

    2000-05-01

    Full Text Available Cien años de los mil días: Los mil días en treinta y dos pasos. Capítulo 2 El gobierno de Miguel Antonio Caro mantenía un ejército relativamente grande, de unos seis mil hombres. Para su reforma y organización trajo una misión francesa. En el ambiente belicista que se vivía en el país. se publicaron y reeditaron libros sobre la técnica del manejo de las armas.

  6. Juan Antonio Rubio Rodriguez (1944 – 2010)

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    His colleagues and friends

    2010-01-01

    It was with deep sorrow and great sadness that we learnt that Juan Antonio Rubio Rodriguez had passed away on 16th January 2010. Juan Antonio was born in Madrid on 4th June 1944, and received his Ph. D. in Physics in 1971 from“Universidad Complutense de Madrid”. He was a CERN Fellow (1968 – 1971) and subsequently worked at JEN (currently CIEMAT) as a researcher (1971 – 1976). He was leader of the HEP group (1977 – 1981), leader of the Nuclear and Particle Physics Division (1981 – 1983), Director for Basic Research (1983 – 1987) and Scientific Director (1984 – 1987). He was instrumental in the Spanish accession to CERN approved by the Spanish Government at the end of 1982 and ratified by the Spanish Parliament in June 1983. He served at CERN (1987 – 2004) as Group Leader (1987 – 1990), Scientific Advisor to the Director-General (1990 – 2000) and as Division Leader of the Education and Technology T...

  7. Antonio de Cabezón, redivivo

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    Artigas Pina, Javier

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available In 2010 we celebrated the fifth centenary of the birth of the great sixteenth-century Spanish musician, organist Philip II, Antonio de Cabezon. The present work aims to compile the history and meaning of his musical output again albeit briefly, while as a reminder and reflection background to his work raises at present (as discussed in the articles that follow it immediately, in an attempt to claim the best music for keyboard, harp and vihuela dating from the historic period of maximum splendor and projection in the Hispanic world.En el año 2010 se celebró el quinto centenario del nacimiento del gran músico del Quinientos hispano, organista de Felipe II, Antonio de Cabezón. El presente trabajo pretende compilar nueva aunque brevemente la trayectoria y significado de su producción musical, al tiempo que servir de recordatorio, marco inicial, y antecedente, a la reflexión que su obra suscita en la actualidad (como se verá en los artículos que siguen inmediatamente a éste, en un intento de reivindicación de la mejor música para tecla, arpa y vihuela del período histórico de mayor esplendor y proyección en ámbito hispánico.

  8. Antonio Mollari fra Canova e Valadier / Antonio Mollari between Canova and Valadier

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    Elisa Debenedetti

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Non è difficile inserire Antonio Mollari in un contesto europeo. Ad Antonio Canova lo lega una prima, importantissima lettera del 4 maggio 1807 nella quale, in seguito ad un invito trasmessogli dallo scultore, ma di cui è responsabile Filippo III Colonna, enumera tutte le sue opere; la seconda risale al 25 febbraio 1809. Dalla prima missiva si riescono a stabilire numerosi contatti con Giuseppe Valadier: a Corridonia (Collegiata dei Santi Pietro, Paolo e Donato; Ospedale e Chiesa di San Salvatore e a Macerata (Palazzo Conti già Ugolini. Tanto da giungere a considerare Mollari come il continuatore del Valadier nei cantieri marchigiani, dove la presenza del Maestro si manifesta come una sovrapposizione di motivi francesizzanti a soluzioni palladiane: componenti entrambe presenti nel Palazzo Tomassini a Corridonia, ricondotto al Maceratese. Fra l’altro le pagine di due Taccuini valadieriani, certo a lui note, si possono considerare a metà strada fra l’esercizio tipologico ed il modello. It’s not difficult to insert Antonio Mollari into a European context. A first very important letter, dated May 4th 1807, links him to Antonio Canova whereby, after inviting him, by wish of Phillip Colonna III , he then makes a list of all his works of art; the second is dated February 25th 1809. Various contacts with Giuseppe Valadier can be established from the first letter: in Corridonia (Saints Peter, Paul and Donato Collegiate church; St. Saviour’s Hospital and Church and in Macerata (Conti Palace ex Ugolini. So much so as to regard Mollari as Valadier’s continuator in the Marche construction sites, where the Maestro’s presence is expressed like a superimposition of Frenchified motives for Palladian solutions: both components being present in the Tomassini Palace in Corridonia, which can be traced back to Mollari. Moreover the pages of two Valdier Notebooks, which he must have known about, can be considered half way between a typological exercise

  9. Antonio Gramsci a Torino (1911-1922

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    Gesualdo Maffia

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La ciudad de Torino le ofrece a Antonio Gramsci un ambiente muy fecundo para su formación política e intelectual, gracias a la prestigiosa tradición universitaria y a su rápido desarrollo industrial. Gramsci, abandona sus estudios universitarios, se dedica al periodismo político, renovando la difusión del socialismo, ofrece un ejemplo de periodismo crítico, atento a los hechos y a las contradicciones de la sociedad liberal y de sus máximos exponentes. Después de la guera, con el nacimiento del Semanario experimenta junto a otros obreros una nueva concepción de la cultura, plenamente militante e inserta en los procesos productivos, promoviendo una realización concreta de la revolución en Italia

  10. Antonio Gramsci’s Concept of Ideology

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    Ioana CRISTEA (DRĂGULIN

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The term and, later on, the concept of ideology have accompanied the theoretical history of the last two centuries. In this brief analysis, the author aims to highlight the key elements in Antonio Gramsci’s concept of ideology. The first part of this contribution discusses some theoretical landmarks, such as the birth and the basic elements of this concept as well as the main arguments against it coming from the area of politics and its theorists. The second part of the contribution talks about the crucial elements of Gramsci’s thoughts on the concept of ideology. The last part of the paper is devoted the author’s conclusions

  11. Antonio Tabucchi between postmodernism and impegno

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    Cecchini, Leonardo

    Antonio Tabucchi is one of the present-day Italian writers to who most frequently is assigned the label of postmodern; despite he has often expressed his scepticism about such a classification. But Tabucchi has equally expressed his scepticism about the traditional notion of impegno (social......’oca al passo – and proposes to locate Tabucchi’s work within the category of ”postmodern impegno” , a category proposed by scholars as P. Antonello, F. Mussgnug and others. Tabucchi does not propose an antagonistic reading of reality, but places himself inside the ambiguity of the postmodern condition...... and from whence he puts forward his emancipatory discourse. Tabucchi’s impegno is open-ended and fragmented, ethical and post-ideological. His aim is to turn literature into an open debate between writer, characters and readers, a debate that does not want to provide answers but rather to disturb...

  12. Réplica a Antonio Carreira

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    2014-01-01

    En el número anterior (33-2) de esta revista se publicó una nota del filólogoespañol Antonio Carreira (“Crítica de la edición crítica”) que constituye una“Respuesta a Margit Frenk”. Responde, en efecto, a un artículo (“Un poema enmovimiento”) en el que he cuestionado la metodología utilizada actualmenteen las ediciones más serias de poemas líricos españoles de los siglos xvi y xvii.A modo de ejemplo, analizo la edición que hizo A. Carreira de un famoso romancillode Góngora, el primero de su i...

  13. Harold Entwistle's "Antonio Gramsci: Conservative Schooling for Radical Politics."

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    Giroux, Henry A.; And Others

    1980-01-01

    Three authors review the book by Harold Entwistle about the theoretician of Marxist social theory, Antonio Gramsci. Conclusions are that the book does not accurately reflect Gramsci's view on education. (KC)

  14. Contaminants investigation of the San Antonio River of Texas, 1995

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — In 1992, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conducted a contaminants investigation on fish collected from the San Antonio and Guadalupe Rivers in southeast Texas....

  15. Antonio Buero Vallejo y Rodolfo Usigli: historiografia y dramaturgia

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    Schmidhuber de la Mora, Guillermo

    2012-01-01

    El articulo propone un analisis comparativo de las obras de teatro historico del mexicano Rodolfo Usigli y del espanol Antonio Buero Vallejo bajo las opticas criticas de Friedrich Nietzsche y Hayden...

  16. Dogos. El camino místico de Antonio Portela

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    Elsa García Sánchez; Rafael Pontes Velasco

    2013-01-01

    Dogos (2011), the second poetry book by Antonio Portela, is full of mysteries. Since the work trusts nothing to chance and the order of his factors alters the product, we should analyze it step by step, poem by poem...

  17. Réplica a Antonio Carreira

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    Margit Frenk

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available En el número anterior (33-2 de esta revista se publicó una nota del filólogoespañol Antonio Carreira (“Crítica de la edición crítica” que constituye una“Respuesta a Margit Frenk”. Responde, en efecto, a un artículo (“Un poema enmovimiento” en el que he cuestionado la metodología utilizada actualmenteen las ediciones más serias de poemas líricos españoles de los siglos xvi y xvii.A modo de ejemplo, analizo la edición que hizo A. Carreira de un famoso romancillode Góngora, el primero de su impresionante edición crítica de los romancesdel poeta y atribuidos a él. Para que se sepa de qué estamos hablando, necesito exponer brevemente los antecedentes de ese debate.

  18. Eisenstein contemporain : entretien avec Antonio Somaini

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    Bruno Leites

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Entretien avec Antonio Somaini à propos des films, des écrits et des dessins de Sergei Eisenstein. Somaini est actuellement un des plus grands spécialistes de l’œuvre d’Eisenstein. À l’entretien, nous parlons de nombreux sujets : les défis de traduire les ouvrages d’Eisenstein, les phases de sa carrière, le développement de sa pensée, la relation de ses films avec ses écrits, sa pratique du dessin et sa passion pour les dessins de Walt Disney. C’est un long entretien dans laquelle nous parlons aussi des principaux concepts d’Eisenstein, tels que l’extase, le pathos, l’organicité, l’attraction, la régression et la plasmaticité. Somaini nous parle également de la spécificité de son travail et de l’urgence de reprendre Eisenstein. D’un côté, il faut le faire sortir de l’histoire du cinéma exclusivement et l’inclure dans le réseau le plus vaste des arts et de la pensée des années 1920, 1930 et 1940. De l’autre côté, il faut penser son projet comme essentiellement contemporain. Comme Somaini l’a dit, ce que nous pensons beaucoup aujourd’hui, le dispositif cinématographique, le rapport entre le cinéma et l’histoire de l’art, l'influence des images sur l’ensemble de l’expérience humaine, cela a toujours été le problème d’Eisenstein.

  19. DYNAMIC PROPERTIES OF CORRUGATED-PIPE TYPE SALiM VIBRATION ISOLATOR%波纹管式液固混合介质隔振器的动力学特性

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    高雪; 陈前; 滕汉东

    2011-01-01

    波纹管式液固混合介质隔振器是一种主要用于低频重载动力机械隔振的新型隔振器,主要由波纹管弹性单元体和多层波纹管容器组成.首先建立了弹性单元体的弹性板壳模型,在考虑波纹管结构几何非线性及内部气体耦合的前提下,利用参数摄动法推导了单元体在外部油压和内部气压共同作用下的非线性轴向刚度.在此基础上,推导了隔振器的轴向刚度,发现刚度具有分段线性一非线性的特点,并且与弹性单元体和波纹管容器的各参数密切相关.进而建立了等效的分段双线性隔振系统的动力学方程,利用平均法与数值仿真分析了隔振系统的非线性频响特性,结果表明系统具有软弹簧特性,而主共振稳态幅值关于频率的分岔会导致幅值跳跃现象的出现.%Corrugated-pipe type solid and liquid mixture vibration isolator (SALiM) is a new type of isolator for vibration isolation of heavy equipment with low frequency. Firstly, this paper establishes the mechanics model of elastic solid elements by introducing plate-shell model. Based on geometry nonlinearity of corrugated-pipe, the stiffness of the element under outer liquid pressure and inner air pressure can be obtained by the perturbation method. Then the stiffness of isolator is derived and analyzed, and as a result, the stiffness is piecewise nonlinear and determined by parameters of the solid elements and corrugated-pipe container. In addition, the equation of motion of a single degree of freedom system is given, which consists of a SALiM vibration isolator and mechanical equipment. The properties of the frequency response function of the system are analyzed using average method which is a classical analytic method for solving nonlinear differential equations. And it is found that this system with SALiM isolator shows softening stiffness behaviour. The jumping phenomenon clearly occurs under certain

  20. Antonio Machado in the texts of Julia Uceda

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    María Teresa Navarrete Navarrete

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The poetry of Antonio Machado has greatly influenced the poets after the Spanish civil war. Lectures, seminars, quotes, dedications and intertextuality are - in addition to the famous celebration in Colliure - a common reference point to many authors. The paper presents the influences and studies of the Sevillian poet Julia Uceda dedicated to Antonio Machado. The author of the article not only uses the classical analysis of José Olivio Jiménez and Juan José Morales to study the traces of Machado in the later Spanish poetry, but also compares both Sevillian poets and emphasizes their poetic intuition.

  1. Notas a diez poemas de guerra de Antonio Machado

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    De Paz, Amelia

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Main possible data concerning the editing of Antonio Machado’s last poems: dates of composition, biographical context, mistakes in further editions, reconstruction according to autographs.Principales datos que pueden establecerse con respecto a la edición de la poesía escrita por Antonio Machado en su etapa final: fechas de composición, circunstancias biográficas, errores de transmisión, fijación textual a partir de los autógrafos

  2. Un Ecce Homo de Antonio del Castillo en Granada

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    Montes González, Francisco

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The author presents a previously unknown painting by the Baroque artist from Cordoba, Antonio del Castillo y Saavedra. It is an Ecce Homo, a late work, and located in a private collection in Granada.Este artículo presenta el último aporte en el catálogo del pintor barroco cordobés Antonio del Castillo y Saavedra. Se trata de un lienzo con la iconografía del Ecce Homo, perteneciente a su última etapa artística, localizado en una colección particular de Granada.

  3. LPD 17 San Antonio Class Amphibious Transport Dock (LPD 17)

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    Selected Acquisition Report (SAR) RCS: DD-A&T(Q&A)823-542 LPD 17 San Antonio Class Amphibious Transport Dock (LPD 17) As of FY 2017 President’s...LPD 17 December 2015 SAR March 8, 2016 11:18:10 UNCLASSIFIED 4 CAPT Darren Plath LPD 17 Amphibious Transport Dock Ship Program Office (PMS317) PEO...Information Program Name LPD 17 San Antonio Class Amphibious Transport Dock (LPD 17) DoD Component Navy Responsible Office References SAR Baseline

  4. A ideologia na obra de Antonio Carlos Pacheco e Silva

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    Francisco B. Assumpção Jr.

    Full Text Available O autor apresenta, através da obra de Antonio Carlos Pacheco e Silva, a questão ideológica na psiquiatria. Discute também sua importância naquele momento histórico brasileiro, bem como sua influência na psiquiatria brasileira até os dias de hoje.

  5. Antonio Gramsci and His Relevance for the Education of Adults

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    Mayo, Peter

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    This paper, drawing on original sources, provides an overview of and a discussion on those writings and ideas, in Antonio Gramsci's huge corpus of work, that are relevant to the education of adults. This should provide a fitting tribute to this major social theorist of the 20th century on the 70th anniversary of his death. Among the topics…

  6. San Antonio Creek Restoration, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

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    constrictor Racer Potential Masticophis lateralis Chaparral whipsnake Potential Lampropeltis getula California kingsnake Observed Pituophis catenifer...Unpublished master’s thesis, University of California , Santa Barbara. Grant, C. 1978a. Chumash: Introduction . In California , edited by Robert F. Heizer, pp...Final Draft Environmental Assessment San Antonio Creek Restoration Vandenberg Air Force Base California

  7. Biological and associated water-quality data for lower Olmos Creek and upper San Antonio River, San Antonio, Texas, March-October 1990

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    Taylor, R. Lynn

    1995-01-01

    Biological and associated water-quality data were collected from lower Olmos Creek and upper San Antonio River in San Antonio, Texas, during March-October 1990, the second year of a multiyear data-collection program. The data will be used to document water-quality conditions prior to implementation of a proposal to reuse treated wastewater to irrigate city properties in Olmos Basin and Brackenridge Parks and to augment flows in the Olmos Creek/San Antonio River system.

  8. PANEGÍRICO A JUAN ANTONIO SAMARANCH: Juan Antonio Samaranch Torelló: Una obra inabarcable

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    Full Text Available Me gustaría abstraerme de mis sentimientos personales para poder describir en estas pocas líneas la figura del tristemente desaparecido Juan Antonio Samaranch Torrelló. Pero mi amistad y, sobre todo, mi admiración por él me lo impide. Necesitaría más espacio, más tiempo y más palabras para expresar mis sentimientos. Toda su vida la dedicó al deporte y a su gestión. Ha muerto con 89 años y lo hizo sin concederse un respiro, sin renunciar un instante a vivir el deporte desde todas sus aristas. Seguro que en sus últimos instantes pensó que la vida se le había quedado corta, que le faltó tiempo para seguir trabajando. Su obra es inabarcable. Fue un hombre de una inteligencia superior, que tuvo la paciencia y el deseo ferviente de llevar de la mano a todo un universo deportivo. El deporte era su pasión y el trabajo su devoción.

  9. La imagen del arzobispo y cardenal Francisco Antonio de Lorenzana

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    de la Cruz Alcañiz, Cándido

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    Full Text Available Francisco Antonio de Lorenzana y Buitrón (1722-1804 as an historic personage generates a projection in a continuous image. The author presents and analyses the portraits from his period as Archbishop of Mexico (1766-1772 and those from his period as Archbishop of Toledo (1772-1800, all testimonies of his social activities.

    Francisco Antonio de Lorenzana y Buitrón (1722-1804 como personaje histórico genera una proyección advertida en una imagen continuada. Damos a conocer y analizamos los retratos de su etapa como arzobispo de México (1766-1772 y como arzobispo de Toledo (1772-1800, testimonios de su actividad social.

  10. Antonio Aliprandi, un estucador lombardo en la Valencia de 1700

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    Full Text Available En torno a 1700 aparecen en Valencia varios artistas extranjeros que residirán en la ciudad varios años dejando en ella un considerable volumen de obras. Uno de ellos, Antonio Aliprandi, se especializará en la factura de revestimientos de estuco para interiores principalmente eclesiásticos. En el presente texto se realiza un recorrido por las obras de Aliprandi en Valencia y se documentan varias de ellas hasta el momento sólo atribuidas a su mano.Around 1700 many foreign artists appear in Valencia where they will stand for several years leaving in our town quite a lot of handcrafts. One among them, Antonio Aliprandi, will specialize himself on recovering many buildings with stucco, mainly in churches. This text makes a journey along Aliprandi's art pieces in Valencia after working on files to find the documents refered to them.

  11. Antonio Scarpa (1752-1832): father of Italian ophthalmology.

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    Grzybowski, Andrzej

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    Antonio Scarpa (1752-1832) was a prominent scholar who contributed greatly to otolaryngology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, neuroanatomy, and surgery. In 1801, he published a textbook on ophthalmology, the first Italian textbook on this subject and the most propagated European ophthalmic textbook in the first half of the 19th century. The book included important descriptions of lacrimal system disorders, many oculoplastic procedures, and the first description of posterior staphyloma.

  12. City of San Antonio, Texas Better Buildings Program

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    Meyer, Liza C. [City of San Antonio, TX (United States); Hammer, Mary C. [City of San Antonio, TX (United States)

    2014-06-30

    The San Antonio Better Buildings Program is a unified single-point-of-service energy efficiency delivery mechanism targeting residential, commercial, institutional, industrial and public buildings. This comprehensive and replicable energy efficiency program is designed to be an effective demand side management initiative to provide a seamless process for program participants to have turn-key access to expert analysis, support and incentives to improve the performance of their in-place energy using systems, while reducing electrical energy use and demand.

  13. Manuel Antonio Noriega. Panama kindral liigub vanglast vanglasse / Arko Olesk

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    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke 7. sept. lk. 13. Narkootikumide salakaubaveo, väljapressimise ja rahapesu eest USA vanglas viibiva Panama endise sõjaväejuhi Manuel Antonio Noriega vabanemisest, uuest kohtuteest Prantsusmaal, Panamas tagaselja tehtud kohtuotsusest mõrvade, inimõiguste rikkumise ja korruptsiooni eest. Panama sõjalise diktaatori eluteest, võimulepääsemisest ning USA sõjalisest invasioonist 1989. aastal, mis lõpetas kindrali võimu

  14. Leyendo (todavía a Antonio Gramsci

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    Gilberto Loaiza Cano

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    Full Text Available Este ensayo explica, con base en una trayectoria muy personal, la importancia de la obra del pensador italiano Antonio Grasmci para la historiografía intelectual y política colombiana, tanto del siglo XIX como del XX. Además de la obra de Gramsci, ha sido importante el diálogo con autores tales como Mijail Bajtin, Edward P. Thompson, Maurcie Agulhon, Pierre Rosanvallon.

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    Este ensayo explica, con base en una trayectoria muy personal, la importancia de la obra del pensador italiano Antonio Grasmci para la historiografía intelectual y política colombiana, tanto del siglo XIX como del XX. Además de la obra de Gramsci, ha sido importante el diálogo con autores tales como Mijail Bajtin, Edward P. Thompson, Maurcie Agulhon, Pierre Rosanvallon.

  16. Ideology, Politics and Society in Antonio Gramsci's Theory of Hegemony

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    In this article, I examine Antonio Gramsci's theory of hegemony by situating it in relation to a more general intellectual and socio-political context involving orthodox Marxism, October Revolution and Italian fascism. I first briefly outline the problem of economism in Marxist theory, as it is the main object of Gramsci's critique developed fully in the Prison Notebooks. The next two sections are devoted to October Revolution and Italian fascism, interpreted as two elements of...

  17. Security studies and Antonio Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks

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    2014-01-01

    The article argues that although Antonio Gramsci did not define a new field of research that we could call security studies, his views and ideas on international rela-tions presented in the Prison Notebooks focused around security issues. It may be even stated that his writings anticipated to some extent the birth of security studies after the Second World War – or even the modern theorizing on economic and cultural security.

  18. Security studies and Antonio Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks

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    Dominik Smyrgała

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    Full Text Available The article argues that although Antonio Gramsci did not define a new field of research that we could call security studies, his views and ideas on international rela-tions presented in the Prison Notebooks focused around security issues. It may be even stated that his writings anticipated to some extent the birth of security studies after the Second World War – or even the modern theorizing on economic and cultural security.

  19. Marco Antonio Chaer Nascimento a festschrift from theoretical chemistry accounts

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    2014-01-01

    In this Festschrift dedicated to the 65th birthday of Marco Antonio Chaer Nascimento, selected researchers in theoretical chemistry present research highlights on major developments in the field. Originally published in the journal Theoretical Chemistry Accounts, these outstanding contributions are now available in a hardcover print format. This volume will be of benefit in particular to those research groups and libraries that have chosen to have only electronic access to the journal. It also provides valuable content for all researchers in theoretical chemistry.

  20. The Value of Distributed Solar Electric Generation to San Antonio

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    Jones, Nic [Solar San Antonio, TX (United States); Norris, Ben [Clean Power Research, Napa, CA (United States); Meyer, Lisa [City of San Antonio, TX (United States)

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    This report presents an analysis of value provided by grid-connected, distributed PV in San Antonio from a utility perspective. The study quantified six value components, summarized in Table ES- 1. These components represent the benefits that accrue to the utility, CPS Energy, in accepting solar onto the grid. This analysis does not treat the compensation of value, policy objectives, or cost-effectiveness from the retail consumer perspective.

  1. Manuel Antonio Noriega. Panama kindral liigub vanglast vanglasse / Arko Olesk

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    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke 7. sept. lk. 13. Narkootikumide salakaubaveo, väljapressimise ja rahapesu eest USA vanglas viibiva Panama endise sõjaväejuhi Manuel Antonio Noriega vabanemisest, uuest kohtuteest Prantsusmaal, Panamas tagaselja tehtud kohtuotsusest mõrvade, inimõiguste rikkumise ja korruptsiooni eest. Panama sõjalise diktaatori eluteest, võimulepääsemisest ning USA sõjalisest invasioonist 1989. aastal, mis lõpetas kindrali võimu

  2. The Player Engagement Process

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    2011-01-01

    Engagement is an essential element of the player experience, and the concept is described in various ways in the literature. To gain a more detailed comprehension of this multifaceted concept, and in order to better understand what aspects can be used to evaluate engaging game play and to design...... engaging user experiences, this study investigates one dimension of player engagement by empirically identifying the components associated with the desire to continue playing. Based on a description of the characteristics of player engagement, a series of surveys were developed to discover the components......, categories and triggers involved in this process. By applying grounded theory to the analysis of the responses, a process-oriented player engagement framework was developed and four main components consisting of objectives, activities, accomplishments and affects as well as the corresponding categories...

  3. Al Qaeda, Caliphate and Antonio Gramsci: One State, One Region, then One World?

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    AU/ACSC/3778/AY09 AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE AIR UNIVERSITY AL QAEDA, CALIPHATE AND ANTONIO GRAMSCI : ONE STATE, ONE REGION, THEN ONE WORLD...Caliphate and Antonio Gramsci : One State, One Region, then One World? 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S...manages relationships in comparison to the ideas and thoughts of Antonio Gramsci . Gramsci was a prolific Italian Socialist writer whose thoughts on

  4. Intorno ad Antonio Rimpatta: un rebus di primo Cinquecento

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    Valerio Mosso

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available L’attività di Antonio Rimpatta, pittore bolognese attivo ad inizio ‘500, è stata ricostruita negli ultimi 60 anni secondo ipotesi differenti. Il corpus di dipinti riunito da Zeri è stato in alcuni casi integrato da quelli già attribuiti all’anonimo Maestro della Sacra conversazione Setmani, mentre altre volte l’accorpamento è avvenuto con il frate Antonio da Bologna già menzionato da Vasari. Gli studi più recenti tendono a unificare i tre gruppi sotto il nome di Rimpatta, ma questa soluzione sembra ignorare alcuni problemi significativi. In questo contributo vengono rilette alcune principali opere del presunto catalogo di Rimpatta, evidenziando gli scarti troppo evidenti, soprattutto a livello di cultura figurativa. Si conferma la coincidenza Rimpatta/frate Antonio da Bologna: essa è caratterizzata da un linguaggio principalmente peruginesco e centro-italiano, con alcuni rimandi a Boltraffio (come dimostra il San Sebastiano nella Walters Art Gallery di Baltimore. Si vuole invece tenere separato l’autore del gruppo Setmani. Questo maestro si rivela assai più rilevante, in grado di realizzare capolavori aggiornati sulla più moderna pittura nata tra Milano e Venezia a cavallo tra XV e XVI secolo. L’evidente rapporto tra Rimpatta e il Maestro Setmani potrebbe allora spiegarsi non con la loro coincidenza, ma con una collaborazione tra i due pittori; tale incontro potrebbe immaginarsi a Bologna verso il 1500, subito dopo la nascita di opere come la pala Casio di Boltraffio o la pala Scarani del Perugino.

  5. Nature and Culture in the Rituals of San Antonio

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    Velasco Maíllo, Honorio M.

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper I analyze the cult of San Antonio Abad, San Antón, as an example of the ritual fusion of nature and culture in the different communities commemorating this Saint. The festive practices of this «old Saint» are associated to preChristian rites related to fire and the protection of animals. The cult to this Saint was very pread out in Europe, and was even exported to the American colonies. It is a clear example of how popular practices appropriate Church initiatives within their own logic, bordering heterodoxy at times, while expressing mechanisms of resistance to change. Yet it is clear that this cult has survived because it has adapted. When industrialization came to the countryside, the animal blessing gave way to machine blessing. When stockbreeding is on the wane, the cult adjusts to new ecological sensibilities and the blessings go to pets. St. Antonio unifies nature and culture, rural and urban, remote cults with ecology.

    En este artículo reflexiono en torno al culto de San Antonio Abad o San Antón como una muestra de la fusión naturaleza y cultura a través de los ritos que llevan a cabo las distintas poblaciones que festejan a este santo. Las prácticas festivas de este “santo viejo” están asociadas a prácticas precristianas relacionadas con el culto al fuego y la protección de los animales. El culto de este santo popular estuvo muy extendido por Europa y fue exportado a las colonias americanas. Sirve como expresión muy clara de cómo las apropiaciones populares se han producido una y otra vez estimuladas por iniciativas eclesiásticas y se han desarrollado según los modos propios las prácticas propuestas, rozando en ocasiones la heterodoxia y expresando mecanismos de resistencia al cambio. Aunque por otra parte este culto se ha mantenido gracias a que se ha adaptado; el campo se industrializó y dejó de celebrarse la bendición de animales para pasar a bendecir las máquinas. Cuando prácticamente se

  6. Antonio Berti and the early history of aphasia in Italy.

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    2006-12-01

    Whilst the debate about cerebral localisation of articulate speech was raging in France in the 1860s and in particular with reference to the observations of Paul Broca, there were also some Italians who attempted to make a contribution on the subject. Among those was the physician Antonio Berti, who in 1865 furnished some interesting observations on the association of aphasia with the frontal lobe. In this paper we intend to revive this forgotten episode that represents one of the early Italian observations on the issue of cortical localisation of speech.

  7. Cineclube Antonio das Mortes and its independent film production

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    Marina da Costa Campos

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    Full Text Available This article analysis the production of experimental films made by Cineclube Antonio das Mortes (CAM in 1980, in Goiania, Through the term "independent film". This work is an initial study, therefore, it’s intended, first, to discuss the various conceptions given to “independent cinema” in Brazilian cinema history, from the late 1940s until 1980. Then, this work will try to understand how this production of this Cineclube approaches or moves away from the different conceptions that this term has acquired over the decades.

  8. 77 FR 35376 - San Antonio Water System; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order and Soliciting Comments...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission San Antonio Water System; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order and... Antonio Water System (SAWS). e. Name of Project: SAWS Naco Hydroelectric Project. f. Location:...

  9. HERRERO ANTONIO GARCÍA DÉNIZ [Material gráfico

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    Antiguedad: SIGLO XIX Antonio García Déniz, nacido el 19 de enero de 1936 nos cuenta que ya con 10-11 año ayudaba en la herrería de su padre Juan García Osorio, que a su vez aprendió igualmente de su padre Juan García (abuelo de Antonio García Déniz). Nos relata Antonio que su padre tuvo 4 hermanos que también eran herreros-cuchilleros, al igual que los 5 hermanos de Antonio. Recuerda Antonio que su abuelo de soltero trabajó como herrero en el puerto de Las Palmas, donde cree que pr...

  10. Prevalence of hypertension in Mexico City and San Antonio, Texas.

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    Haffner, S; González Villalpando, C; Hazuda, H P; Valdez, R; Mykkänen, L; Stern, M

    1994-09-01

    Few data are available on the prevalence of hypertension in Mexico. We compared the prevalence of mild hypertension (systolic blood pressure > or = 140 mm Hg and/or diastolic blood pressure > or = 90 mm Hg and/or use of antihypertensive medications) in 1500 low-income Mexican Americans who participated in the San Antonio Heart Study and 2280 low-income Mexicans who participated in the Mexico City Diabetes Study. The crude prevalence of mild hypertension was 17.1% in Mexican men versus 24.4% in Mexican American men (P = .001) and 17.4% in Mexican women versus 22.0% in Mexican American women (P = .005). After adjustment for age, body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), educational attainment, and percent native American genetic admixture (Caucasian and native American), the odds ratio (Mexico City/San Antonio) was 0.55 (95% CI, 0.39, 0.77; P women. In a pooled model including both men and women, the odds ratio was 0.67 (95%, CI, 0.53, 0.84; P < .001). In the pooled model, city, age, female sex, NIDDM, BMI, WHR, and low educational attainment were significantly related to the prevalence of hypertension. The causes for these differences in hypertension prevalence are not known but may reflect a less modernized lifestyle in Mexico City, including greater physical activity, less obesity, and the consumption of a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet.

  11. ARTE-POLÍTICA NA MARGEM: ENTREVISTA COM ANTONIO JARDIM

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    Antonio Jardim

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    Full Text Available ResumoEntrevista concedida pelo músico Antonio Jardim, professor adjunto do Depto. de Ciênciada Literatura da UFRJ. Com nuances, modulações e dissonâncias, a conversa versousobre temas como: a relação entre música e política, a distinção entre realidade erealizações no âmbito da verdade, a questão dos suportes em música e em literatura, ore-pensamento da história como presença, a educação, o pensamento de Marx, as relaçõesde Heidegger com o nazismo. AbstractInterview with the musician and professor of Th eory of Literature Antonio Jardim (UFRJ. Most important topics: relations between music and politics; distinctions between reality and realizations in the scope of truth; different medias, be them in music or literature; the re-thinking of History as presence; education; Marx’s thought; relations of Heidegger with Nazism.Keywords: Politics; music; poetic. Antonio Jardim Graduado em Composição Musical pela Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (1981, em Licenciatura em Educação Artística – Habilitação em Música – Conservatório Brasileiro de Música – Centro Universitário (1995, em Filosofi a pelo Instituto de Filosofi ae Ciências Sociais (1990, Mestrado em Música – Conservatório Brasileiro de Música – Centro Universitário (1988 e Doutorado em Letras (Poética pela Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (1997. Atualmente é Professor Adjunto da Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiroe da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Tem experiência na área de Artes, com ênfase em Composição Musical, atuando principalmente nos seguintes temas: música, poética, fi losofi a, poesia e canção.

  12. Dogos. El camino místico de Antonio Portela

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    Elsa García Sánchez

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    Full Text Available Dogos (2011, the second poetry book by Antonio Portela, is full of mysteries. Since the work trusts nothing to chance and the order of his factors alters the product, we should analyze it step by step, poem by poem. Indeed his proposal of a mystical allegory, which consists in a rising path towards a peak of poetic and vital self-knowledge, is not within reach of most people. Autonomous, independent and probably against the current poetic trends, Portela pays tribute both to his favorite classic poets and to David Bowie´s thirty-one songs, in order to ennoble his words and immortalize his idols in his verses.

  13. Impensar la teoría social de Antonio Gramsci

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    Full Text Available En este artículo no trato de "repensar" la teoría de Antonio Gramsci para redefinir sus conceptos ni dar ciertos ejemplos que hagan coincidir la teoría con la realidad, como lo hace la pseudociencia. Por el contrario, deseo "impensar" su teoría para poner a juicio la validez de los conceptos, haciendo una reflexión crítica con la finalidad de aportar algo nuevo a una obra que ha sido ampliamente estudiada por críticos y comentaristas, y responder en dónde radica la vigencia del pensamiento clásico para el análisis de los fenómenos contemporáneos.

  14. Un documento mutilado de Antonio Nariño

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    Mario Germán Romero

    1979-06-01

    Full Text Available Con el titulo de Vida i escritos del Jeneral Antonio Nariño, tomo I, apareció en 1859 un volumen de 258 páginas, editado en la imprenta bogotana de Pizano y Pérez, bajo la dirección de don José María Vergara y Vergara. Entre las piezas escogidas para este primer torno -es bueno advertir que nunca apareció el segundo-, figura un Ensayo sobre un nuevo plan de administración en el Nuevo Reino de Granada, presenlado por Nariño al virrey don Pedro Mendinueta "para que lo dirigiese a S.M", y fechado el 16 de noviembre de 1797.

  15. Miguel Antonio Caro, el Banco Nacional y el Estado

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    Salomón Kalmanovitz

    1999-09-01

    Full Text Available La Regeneración fue el movimiento político y Miguel Antonio Caro el ideólogo que hicieron que Colombia retornara a la matriz institucional centralizada legada por los españoles, en reacción a la dirección liberal y federalista que pretendió orientarla por la senda del desarrollo capitalista, vía su integración al mercado mundial. Esta fue una tendencia continental, de acuerdo con Douglass North, aún en países donde los liberales ganaron las guerras civiles del siglo XIX (North, 134-135. En este ensayo se trata de analizar el pensamiento económico de Caro y más precisamente sus percepciones sobre la banca central, como parte integral de su concepción del Estado que terminaron por imponerse para la Colombia del siglo XX.

  16. Landscape concept in photography: from Luigi Ghirri to Antonio Ottomanelli

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    Teodora Malavenda

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available In the 80s of the last century the Italian photography, like other art forms, reflected the political, economic and cultural changes of the Nation. It was the time of a new documentary photography that investigated the transformation of the urban areas. Within this process the landscape was the subject of a new interpretation. In 2013 this process of documentation was worked out again, but in a modern way, by Antonio Ottomanelli. In his project "Collateral Landscape", he took pictures in different cities of the world such as Kabul, Baghdad, Sadr City, Herat, Dokan, New York, Gaza City. Distant places and only apparently different from each other. In fact, all of them have been destroyed by war or, in the case of New York, have been target of a terrorist attack.

  17. Las influencias iniciales en Antonio Nariño

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    Alberto Miramón

    1965-04-01

    Full Text Available No es una mera casualidad el hecho de que Antonio Nariño viera la luz en Santa Fe en el mismo mes y año en que se concluyó en París la publicación de La enciclopedia; entraña toda una admonición del destino. Porque de ese modo, aparentemente coincidencial, el renacimiento borbónico, fugaz en España y mal acogido por la nación, cuyas actividades eran contrariadas por las reformas de Carlos III, se había extendido ampliamente en las provincias de ultramar, en donde todo parecía, al contrario, presagiarle un fecundo porvenir.

  18. Antonio Gagliardi, La donna mia. Filosofia araba e poesia medievale

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    Trousselard, Sylvain

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    Le présent volume, signé Antonio Gagliardi, enseignant et chercheur à l’Università degli Studi de Turin, entre dans le cadre d’un vaste programme de recherche consacré à l’influence de la philosophie arabe au sein de la production littéraire médiévale, et plus largement au sein de la culture occidentale. À travers plusieurs exemples littéraires précis dont Il mare amoroso, la production de Guittone d’Arezzo et celle de Dante, il expose de quelle manière s’est produite la rupture aux XIIe et X...

  19. El anhelo metafísico de Antonio Machado

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    Carlos Llano Cifuentes

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available In Antonio Machado's poetry, a dissatisfied agnosticism appears; that is, a kind of agnosticism which wants to quit being such, an agnosticism with metaphysical longings. Machado knows that the absence of trascendence does not offer peacefulness, but tediousness and resignation against the changing reality. Being lacks the plenitude it once had and, in this sense, there exists in Machado a double way to understand reality: longing for what was and confirmation of the present. All this generates a vacuum in the human being, a thirst of trascendence not satisfied and, at the sme time, hope as longing of trascendence which can only be expressed in metaphysics and poetry. Machado's account on trascendence does not exclude immanence. It is found in and from the self, for itself and in other, and even in the absolutely other.

  20. Juan Antonio Rubio appointed as Director-General of CIEMAT

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    Juan Antonio Rubio, Head of CERN's ETT unit (Education and Technology Transfer) has been appointed by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science as the Director General of the Research Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology, CIEMAT. Dr Rubio's career began at the Spanish Nuclear Energy Commission where he held the posts of Investigator, Head of the High Energy Group and Head of Nuclear Physics and High Energy Division. Later, he was named Director of the Department of Basic Investigation and Scientific Director of the CIEMAT. In 1987 he joined CERN as Scientific Adviser to the Director General and Group Leader of the Scientific Assessment Group. Up to now, Dr Rubio has been the Head of the ETT unit, as well as Coordinator for Latin America and Commissioner for the 50th Anniversary of the Organization. He was born on 4 June 1944 in Madrid, and holds a Doctorate in Physical Sciences from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

  1. Active Learning for Player Modeling

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    Shaker, Noor; Abou-Zleikha, Mohamed; Shaker, Mohammad

    2015-01-01

    Learning models of player behavior has been the focus of several studies. This work is motivated by better understanding of player behavior, a knowledge that can ultimately be employed to provide player-adapted or personalized content. In this paper, we propose the use of active learning for player...... experience modeling. We use a dataset from hundreds of players playing Infinite Mario Bros. as a case study and we employ the random forest method to learn mod- els of player experience through the active learning approach. The results obtained suggest that only part of the dataset (up to half the size...... of the full dataset) is necessary for the construction of accu- rate models that are as accurate as those constructed from the full dataset. This indicates the potential of the method and its benefits in cases when obtaining the data is expensive or time, storage or effort consuming. The results also indicate...

  2. Active Learning for Player Modeling

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    Shaker, Noor; Abou-Zleikha, Mohamed; Shaker, Mohammad

    2015-01-01

    Learning models of player behavior has been the focus of several studies. This work is motivated by better understanding of player behavior, a knowledge that can ultimately be employed to provide player-adapted or personalized content. In this paper, we propose the use of active learning for player...... experience modeling. We use a dataset from hundreds of players playing Infinite Mario Bros. as a case study and we employ the random forest method to learn mod- els of player experience through the active learning approach. The results obtained suggest that only part of the dataset (up to half the size...... of the full dataset) is necessary for the construction of accu- rate models that are as accurate as those constructed from the full dataset. This indicates the potential of the method and its benefits in cases when obtaining the data is expensive or time, storage or effort consuming. The results also indicate...

  3. Spatial Vegetation Data for San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Vegetation Mapping Project

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    National Park Service, Department of the Interior — This metadata is for the vegetation and land-use geo-spatial database for San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (SAAN) and surrounding areas. This project is...

  4. The Pedagogical Politics of Antonio Gramsci--"Pessimism of the Intellect, Optimism of the Will."

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    Morgan, W. John

    1987-01-01

    The author attempts to trace the theoretical view of working-class adult education implicit in the work of a leading figure in the history of the communist movement in Western Europe, Antonio Gramsci. (CH)

  5. L'Ordine Nuovo: The Legacy of Antonio Gramsci and the Education of Adults.

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    Armstrong, Paul F.

    1988-01-01

    The author presents a biography of Antonio Gramsci and discusses the influence of Karl Marx on Gramsci's key ideas concerning mode of production, superstructure, hegemony, consciousness, praxis, and intellectuals. Gramsci's emphasis on adult education for socialism is discussed. (CH)

  6. Nii kauge, kuid nii omane Brasiilia / Antonio Claudio Carvalho ; interv. Reet Varblane

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    Vestlus brasiilia kunstniku Antonio Claudio Carvalhoga 15. X, päeval pärast tema näituse avamist Kunstihoone galeriis. Kunstist, kunstnikest, endast, oma loomingust, kunsti tähendusest praeguses Brasiilias jm.

  7. Suller Antonio Angotti tuli Eestisse kahe kohvriga / Jaan Väljaots

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    2002-01-01

    Raudtee-erastaja Antonio Angotti tunnistab elamisloa taotlemisel valeandmete esitamist. Kommenteerivad Mart Laar, Toivo Jürgenson, Väino Sarnet, Vallo Toomet, Anti Oidsalu, Mihkel Pärnoja ja Ignar Fjuk. Parlamendisaadik

  8. Antonio Buero Vallejo y Rodolfo Usigli: Historiografía y dramaturgia

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    Guillermo Schmidhuber de la Mora

    2012-01-01

    The article proposes a comparative analysis of the historical plays written by Mexican Rodolfo Usigli and by Spanish Antonio Buero Vallejo in the critical light of Friedrich Nietzsche and Hayden White...

  9. Antonio Buero Vallejo y Rodolfo Usigli: Historiografía y dramaturgia

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    Guillermo Schmidhuber de la Mora

    2011-01-01

    The article proposes a comparative analysis of the historical plays written by Mexican Rodolfo Usigli and by Spanish Antonio Buero Vallejo in the critical light of Friedrich Nietzsche and Hayden White...

  10. Contaminants investigation of the Guadalupe and San Antonio Rivers of Texas, 1992

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The Guadalupe and San Antonio River Basins drain a combined area of 26,547 km2 (10,250 square miles), transporting wastewaters from agricultural, livestock, and...

  11. Accuracy Assessment Points for San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Vegetation Mapping Project

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    National Park Service, Department of the Interior — This metadata is for the 2006 accuracy assessment points (spatial database) created from the sample points collected at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.

  12. Nii kauge, kuid nii omane Brasiilia / Antonio Claudio Carvalho ; interv. Reet Varblane

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    Carvalho, Antonio Claudio

    2005-01-01

    Vestlus brasiilia kunstniku Antonio Claudio Carvalhoga 15. X, päeval pärast tema näituse avamist Kunstihoone galeriis. Kunstist, kunstnikest, endast, oma loomingust, kunsti tähendusest praeguses Brasiilias jm.

  13. Hypertension in the San Antonio Heart Study and the Mexico City Diabetes Study: sociocultural correlates.

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    Hazuda, H P

    1996-01-01

    WE EXAMINED THE ASSOCIATION between sociocultural status (assimilation, modernization, and socioeconomic status) and blood pressure among people of Mexican origin living in San Antonio, Texas, and Mexico City. In San Antonio, higher levels of sociocultural status, especially education and structural assimilation, were generally associated with favorable blood pressure. In Mexico City, greater modernization had a consistently beneficial effect on blood pressure in women, but a consistently har...

  14. Free-living marine nematodes from San Antonio Bay (Río Negro, Argentina)

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    Villares, Gabriela; Lo Russo, Virginia; Pastor de Ward, Catalina; Milano, Viviana; Miyashiro, Lidia; Mazzanti, Renato

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    Abstract The dataset of free-living marine nematodes of San Antonio Bay is based on sediment samples collected in February 2009 during doctoral theses funded by CONICET grants. A total of 36 samples has been taken at three locations in the San Antonio Bay, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina on the coastal littoral at three tidal levels. This presents a unique and important collection for benthic biodiversity assessment of Patagonian nematodes as this area remains one of the least known regions. I...

  15. Sediment-quality and water-toxicity data from 10 sites on the Westside Creeks and San Antonio River, San Antonio, Texas, 2014

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    Crow, Cassi L.; Wilson, Jennifer T.; Kunz, James L.

    2016-01-01

    Sediment samples and samples for water-toxicity testing were collected during 2014 from several streams in San Antonio, Texas known locally as the Westside creeks (Alazán, Apache, Martínez, and San Pedro Creeks) and from the San Antonio River. Samples were collected once during base-flow and again after periods of storm-water runoff (post-storm conditions) to determine baseline sediment- and water-quality conditions. Streambed-sediment samples were analyzed for selected constituents, including trace elements and organic contaminants such as pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), brominated flame retardants, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

  16. Mito e le visioni musicali di Antonio Buero Vallejo

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    Giada Ferrante

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Nel corso della sua attività drammaturgica Antonio Buero Vallejo si confrontò con la scrittura di un unico «libreto para una ópera», intitolato Mito. Il libretto non fu mai musicato, ma venne pubblicato nel 1968 sulle pagine della rivista Primer Acto, preceduto da una breve introduzione dell’autore. Nel 1976, Mito apparve in un’edizione Espasa- Calpe curata da Francisco García Pavón, inseme a La doble historia del Doctor Valmy. Basandosi su quest’ultima pubblicazione, fedele al testo originale, l’articolo indaga la scrittura di Buero, attraverso una sistematica analisi delle didascalie e della costruzione dialogica dell’opera, evidenziando i numerosi suggerimenti musicali del drammaturgo. Dopo una breve introduzione all’opera, si esaminano nel dettaglio gli interventi dell’autore, cercando di rintracciare i diversi ambiti musicali entro cui si muove Buero, per poi arrivare a mostrare la possibile alternanza di un sistema musicale tonale e un sistema musicale dodecafonico. La scrittura musicale sottesa a «Mito» testimonia della spiccata sensibilità del drammaturgo, permettendo di affermare che Buero concepì il testo in forma musicata, fin dalle prime fasi della sua stesura, sostituendosi, in molti casi, all’eventuale compositore, fino a proporre originali e suggestive soluzioni sonore che questo articolo si prefigge di delineare. During his dramatic activity, Antonio Buero Vallejo measured himself with the writing of a single «libreto para una ópera», entitled Mito. This libretto was never set to music, but was published in 1968 in Primer Acto, preceded by a brief introduction of the author. In 1976 Mito appeared in an Espasa-Calpe volume, edited by Francisco García Pavón, together with La doble historia del Doctor Valmy. Based on this edition, true to the original text, the article investigates Buero’s writing through a methodical analysis of the stage directions and the dialogical construction of the text

  17. Il mestiere di tradurre 1: entrevista a Juan Antonio Vivanco

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    Full Text Available Hijo del poeta Luis Felipe Vivanco y de la escritora María Luisa Gefaell, Juan Antonio Vivanco Gefaell lleva más de tres décadas desarrollando una prestigiosa labor como traductor. Por sus manos han pasado autores italianos tan dispares como Roberto Saviano (La belleza y el infierno, Debolsillo, 2010, Paolo Maurensig (Canon inverso, Mondadori, 1997, Pier Paolo Pasolini (Escritos corsarios, Ed. Del Oriente, 2009 o Paolo Cottino (La ciudad imprevista, Bellaterra, 2005, por citar unos pocos.Traductor minucioso y preciso no sólo de textos narrativos, también se deben a él textos técnicos que abarcan media docena de especialidades humanísticas: desde  libros de antropología como el interesante Genes, pueblos y lengua de Luca Cavalli Sforza (Crítica, 1997, a textos de etnografía como La tierra del remordimiento de Ernesto de Martino (Bellaterra, 1999 en cuya traducción, nos comenta, disfrutó de forma especial, hasta llegar a densos manuales como la Historia de España de Joseph Pérez (Crítica, 1999 o Crisis e inflación entre la Antigüedad y la Edad Media de Georges Depeyrot (Crítica, 1996. Intentar abarcar el trabajo de Juan Antonio Vivanco implicaría, sin duda, citar las mejores editoriales de nuestro país y una amplia variedad temática hasta abarcar disciplinas tan diversas como la micología, el alpinismo, la historia del Arte y, especialmente, sus múltiples traducciones de estudios sobre Islam y Oriente Medio.Zibaldone. Estudios italianos le agradece que se haya prestado a inaugurar este espacio, Il mestiere di tradurre, contestando a unas preguntas sobre su trayectoria y su  profesión. Entrevista de Juan José Tejero y Juan Pérez Andrés. 

  18. Multi-Player Quantum Games

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    Benjamin, S C; Benjamin, Simon C.; Hayden, Patrick M.

    2001-01-01

    Game theory is a mature field of applied mathematics. It formalizes the conflict between competing agents, and has found applications ranging from economics through to biology. Recently the first efforts have been made to introduce quantum information into game theory. For two-player games, it has been found that when the allowed `moves' are extended to include everything quantum mechanically possible, then the predominant strategies in the game can disappear, and only reappear if the players degrade the quantum coherence. Here we present the first study of quantum games with more than two players. We demonstrate that such games can exhibit `coherent' equilibrium strategies which have no analogue in classical games, or even in two-player quantum games. These equilibria are generally of a cooperative nature: quantum players can exploit their environment highly efficiently through the use of collaborative strategies.

  19. Antonio García Nossa, un pensador latinoamericano

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    Julián Sabogal Tamayo

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente ensayo se propone mostrar algunos aspectos fundamentales de la vida y la obra del pensador latinoamericano, nacido en Colombia, Antonio García Nossa. En primer lugar se aportan algunos datos biográficos del maestro y del carácter multifacético de su pensamiento. Se presentan algunas opiniones de importantes personalidades contemporáneas suyas, sobre la importancia de su obra. Se hace luego un recorrido sucinto a través de sus principales líneas de pensamiento, identificadas en las obras: aportes a una teoría latinoamericana del desarrollo, interpretación independiente de la historia y la realidad de América Latina, estudio de los problemas agrarios latinoamericanos y las alternativas de solución, las propuestas de una sociedad futura, etc. Se concluye mostrando que el propósito intelectual del maestro García era la creación de un pensamiento independiente y que se trata de un gran hijo de Colombia, desafortunadamente ignorado por las presentes generaciones de intelectuales.

  20. Social media, publicidad y empresa. Entrevista a Antonio Fumero

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    Ana Mª Belmonte Jiménez

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Antonio Fumero es Ingeniero de Telecomunicación y MBA por la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM. Especialista en la Gestión de la Tecnología e Innovación, trabajó dos años en la Unidad de Desarrollo Tecnológico e Innovación de BBVA como asesor de Nuevas Tecnologías. Actualmente desarrolla su actividad como investigador en la UPM, colaborando con la Cátedra Telefónica para Internet de Nueva Generación y el Departamento de Ingeniería de Sistemas Telemáticos (DIT en la dinamización y coordinación de un grupo de investigadores en Redes y Software Social (iRSS. Desempeña labores de diseminación, asesoría y análisis como experto para distintas organizaciones corporativas e institucionales. Recientemente ha creado su propia empresa, Win Win consultores. También es community manager de Color-Uiris y senior consultant de TalentBrokers.

  1. Antonio Banfi e le filosofie della Germania del novecento

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    Stefano Poggi

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Tra le figure più importanti del dibattito filosofico italiano del Novecento, Antonio Banfi ha svolto nell'Italia del secondo dopoguerra anche un ruolo politico di rilievo come senatore del PCI. La sua interpretazione del marxismo ha presentato una forte accentuazione umanistica. Tra i suoi scolari filosofi e storici della filosofia come Giulio Preti, Enzo Paci, Remo Cantoni, Paolo Rossi. Il saggio prende in esame la prima fase della riflessione filosofica di Banfi, nella quale ha una importanza decisiva la conoscenza diretta del dibattito tedesco tra le due guerre mondiali, in primo luogo della fenomenologia di Husserl e della ontologia di N. Hartmann. I Principi di una teoria della ragione - libro apparso alla fine degli anni '20 - e poi una serie di incisivi saggi degli anni '30 documentano una conoscenza approfondita e critica di un dibattito di cui mostrerà di nutrirsi in misura decisiva l'interpretazione di Banfi non solo di Hegel, ma anche di Marx.

  2. Jesús Antonio Bejarano: un destino inconcluso

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    Bernando Tovar Zambrano

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available El miércoles 15 de septiembre del presente año, a las 6:30 de la tarde, fue asesinado por oscuras fuerzas, en la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, el profesor Jesús Antonio Bejarano. Configurando un tétrico mensaje pues a Bejarano, que andaba sin escoltas, lo hubieran podido matar en cualquier parte de la ciudad - el crimen se cometió a pocos pasos del salón de clases, en el edificio de Postgraduados de Economía. Y como para que no hubiera dudas acerca del mensaje, le dispararon un tiro de gracia en la cabeza, por detrás, exactamente para destruir el cerebro del intelectual. Aunque constituye una víctima más en la interminable estadística de violencia que inunda de sangre a Colombia, la muerte de Bejarano representa una gran pérdida para el país en general y para la comunidad académica en particular.

  3. Antonio Porta and Seventeenth-Century Central European Architecture

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    Krummholz, Martin

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The text places the work of Antonio Porta (1631/32-1702 in the broader context of European architecture. It emphasises the close connections between Porta's architecture and the work of Francesco Caratti and Jean Baptiste Mathey, and the common starting-point for these artists, which was the Viennese architecture of Filiberto Lucchese and Giovanni Pietro Tencalla. The architecture of the Troja chateau of Count Sternberg can also be interpreted in this context; it draws on the analogous suburban summer residences in Vienna (Lusthäuser. There were also significant connections between mid-17th century Central European architecture and the Piedmont metropolis of Turin, which was being developed on a grand scale at that time. On the one hand there were many artists from the Lugano region active in Turin who later went on to work in Central Europe, and on the other numerous Central European aristocrats stayed for a while in Turin as part of their grand tour. It was via Turin that the influences of French architecture were reflected in the Bohemian and Central European milieus.

  4. The rhetoric of media and literary forms: Antonio Delfini

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    Paolo Gervasi

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The present paper aimed at showing the cognitive impact of the conceptual and perceptual organization of media on literary forms.On the one hand, McLuhan stated that the medium is a metaphor, as long as it shifts information across different conceptual domains. On the other hand, cognitive theories argued that the metaphor is a strategy of conceptualization of the experience. Mediology, cognitive poetics and literary criticism can cooperate in order to describe the conceptual metaphors conveyed by the media, and the way they interact with the literature in the deeply interconnected semiotic context of the XXth Century.Antonio Delfini’s writings and composition strategies reveal the hybridization produced by the contact between the rhetoric and the conceptual organization of literary texts, and the formal organization of the media. In Delfini’s work, the process of hybridization is realized by reusing textual fragments produced by media. Such an hybridization also consists in a wider phenomenon of exchange between the cognitive schemas produced by media, and the very idea of literature practiced by the author. Delfini, indeed, conceives the structures of newspapers and journals as a conceptual model for making sense of reality. 

  5. Maidservant as muse: The dramatic reinvention of Antonio Canova

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    Christina Ferando

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available In the mid-1870s, the playwright Lodovico Muratori (1834-1919 wrote a play based on the life of the sculptor, Antonio Canova, that focused on a fictional, unconsummated passion between Canova and his housekeeper, Luigia Giuli. This play, published by the Milanese editor Carlo Barbini concurrently with several plays about famous Italian artists, including Michelangelo, Raphael, and Tintoretto, emphasized Canova’s connection to these great masters, in particular his role as both artist and lover. By examining the way political and artistic values changed in Italy over the course of the century, this paper arges that Muratori’s insistent repetition of the trope of ‘Luigia as muse’ is an implicit critique of neoclassicism. Artistic inspiration is disengaged from imitation and the rote act of copying and located instead in the very personal and subjective emotions of the artist. By the late nineteenth century, in order to maintain the validity of an otherwise outmoded style, neoclassicism and its suffocating image of repetition were necessarily recast to fit the political, sociological and artistic developments of the time.

  6. Viziunea lui Antonio Gramsci asupra creării statului modern italian (Antonio Gramsci’s vision on the creation of the modern italian state

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The main conclusion that Antonio Gramsci reached after studying the historical period in which the Italian modern state and the Italian nation were formed, was that the Risorgimento failed. The author aim in this study is to shortly describe the fundamental elements of the Gramscian theory through which has been interpreted the Risorgimento phenomenon.

  7. Patriotismo y autonomismo en José Antonio Saco

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    1994-12-01

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    Tan pronto como llegó a España, inició José Antonio Saco su intensa carrera de escritor político, dedicado al estudio de la "cuestión cubana". Se trata de mostrar aquí, mediante el análisis de las más importantes piezas de su publicística, el sentimiento patriótico de Saco hacia Cuba y sus reiteradas propuestas para mejorar la condición colonial de la isla mediante la instauración de un régimen autonómico. Con ello, además, se aseguraría España la conservación de aquella posesión. Saco no creía factible la independencia de Cuba, ni deseable la anexión a los Estados Unidos –que, a su juicio, llevaría a la pérdida del carácter "nacional" hispánico de aquella sociedad insular-, pero pedía la promulgación de las leyes especiales anunciadas desde 1837, que podían haber otorgado a los cubanos participación política, y a la isla una autonomía semejante a la que gozaban las colonias inglesas. Con esta fórmula se hubieran evitado los movimientos y guerras de insurgencia.

  8. Performance of semiquantitative food frequency questionnaires in international comparisons. Mexico City versus San Antonio, Texas.

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    Stern, M P; Gonzalez, C; Hernandex, M; Knapp, J A; Hazuda, H P; Villapando, E; Valdez, R A; Haffner, S M; Mitchell, B D

    1993-05-01

    International dietary comparisons present a number of methodologic difficulties. We developed two semiquantitative food frequency questionnaires for use in Mexico City and San Antonio, Texas. The Mexico City questionnaire contained 85 food items and the San Antonio questionnaire contained 108. Thirty-six items were common to both questionnaires. The questionnaires were administered to 128 Mexican Americans, 35 to 64 years old, residing in a low-income barrio neighborhood of San Antonio and to 644 similarly aged Mexicans residing in a low-income "colonia" of Mexico City. Major differences in fat and carbohydrate intake as a percent of total kilocalories were observed between the two study groups, with Mexico City residents consuming approximately 18 to 21% of calories from fat and 68 to 72% from carbohydrate compared to 29 to 33% from fat and 48 to 52% from carbohydrate for Mexican Americans from San Antonio. Both of these differences were highly statistically significant (P San Antonio, seven were high in fat (> 30% of kilocalories), whereas this was true of only three of the top-ten foods in Mexico City.

  9. PPARα gene variants as predicted performance-enhancing polymorphisms in professional Italian soccer players

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    Proia P

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Patrizia Proia,1 Antonino Bianco,1 Gabriella Schiera,2 Patrizia Saladino,2 Valentina Contrò,1 Giovanni Caramazza,3 Marcello Traina,1 Keith A Grimaldi,4 Antonio Palma,1 Antonio Paoli5 1Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Unit, 2Department of Biological, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy; 3Regional Sports School of CONI Sicilia, Sicily, Italy; 4Biomedical Engineering Laboratory, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece; 5Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova, Padua, Italy Background: The PPARα gene encodes the peroxisome proliferator-activator receptor alpha, a central regulator of expression of other genes involved in fatty acid metabolism. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of G allele of the PPARα intron 7 G/C polymorphism (rs4253778 in professional Italian soccer players. Methods: Sixty professional soccer players and 30 sedentary volunteers were enrolled in the study. Samples of venous blood were obtained at rest, in the morning, by conventional clinical procedures; blood serum was collected and total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and triglycerides were measured. An aliquot of anticoagulant-treated blood was used to prepare genomic DNA from whole blood. The G/C polymorphic site in PPARα intron 7 was scanned by using the PCR-RFLP (polymerase chain reaction restriction fragment length polymorphism protocol with TaqI enzyme. Results: We found variations in genotype distribution of PPARα polymorphism between professional soccer players and sedentary volunteers. Particularly, G alleles and the GG genotype were significantly more frequent in soccer players compared with healthy controls (64% versus 48%. No significant correlations were found between lipid profile and genotype background. Conclusion: Previous results

  10. The Edubox Learning Design Player

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    Tattersall, Colin; Vogten, Hubert; Hermans, Henry

    2005-01-01

    Tattersall, C., Vogten, H. & Hermans, H. (2005). The Edubox Learning Design Player. In: Koper, R. & Tattersall, C., Learning Design: A Handbook on Modelling and Delivering Networked Education and Training (pp. 303-310). Berlin-Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.

  11. The Astro Learning Design Player

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    Sharples, Paul; Wilson, Scott; Popat, Kris; Griffiths, David; Beauvoir, Phillip

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    Sharples, Paul Wilson, S., Popat, K., Griffiths, D., Beauvoir, P. (2009) The Astro Learning Design Player. This software is distributed under the three clause BSD license, copyright TENCompetence Foundation

  12. The Edubox Learning Design Player

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    Tattersall, Colin; Vogten, Hubert; Hermans, Henry

    2005-01-01

    Tattersall, C., Vogten, H. & Hermans, H. (2005). The Edubox Learning Design Player. In: Koper, R. & Tattersall, C., Learning Design: A Handbook on Modelling and Delivering Networked Education and Training (pp. 303-310). Berlin-Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.

  13. Ultrasonographically Assessed Maximum Carotid Artery Wall Thickness in Mexico City Residents and Mexican Americans Living in San Antonio, Texas: Association With Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risk Factors

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    Wei, Ming; Gonzalez, Clicerio; Haffner, Steven M; O'Leary, Daniel H; Stern, Michael P

    1996-01-01

    ... (high triglyceride and low HDL cholesterol levels) compared with Mexican Americans living in San Antonio, Tex, we questioned whether they also had more atherosclerosis than San Antonio Mexican Americans...

  14. "The Barrios and the Ghettos Have Organized!" Community Action, Political Acrimony, and the War on Poverty in San Antonio.

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    Clayson, William

    2002-01-01

    Discusses the history and problems of the Community Action Program and the War on Poverty from the 1960s-1980s, highlighting San Antonio, Texas, and the San Antonio Neighborhood Youth Organization. Suggests that the War on Poverty's historical significance was more political than economic, and it emerged as a program that Hispanic and Black San…

  15. Selected streambed sediment compounds and water toxicity results for Westside Creeks, San Antonio, Texas, 2014

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    Crow, Cassi L.; Wilson, Jennifer T.; Kunz, James L.

    2016-12-01

    IntroductionThe Alazán, Apache, Martínez, and San Pedro Creeks in San Antonio, Texas, are part of a network of urban tributaries to the San Antonio River, known locally as the Westside Creeks. The Westside Creeks flow through some of the oldest neighborhoods in San Antonio. The disruption of streambed sediment is anticipated during a planned restoration to improve and restore the environmental condition of 14 miles of channelized sections of the Westside Creeks in San Antonio. These construction activities can create the potential to reintroduce chemicals found in the sediments into the ecosystem where, depending on hydrologic and environmental conditions, they could become bioavailable and toxic to aquatic life. Elevated concentrations of sediment-associated contaminants often are measured in urban areas such as San Antonio, Tex. Contaminants found in sediment can affect the health of aquatic organisms that ingest sediment. The gradual accumulation of trace elements and organic compounds in aquatic organisms can cause various physiological issues and can ultimately result in death of the aquatic organisms; in addition, subsequent ingestion of aquatic organisms can transfer the accumulated contaminants upward through the food chain (a process called biomagnification).The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the San Antonio River Authority, collected sediment samples and water samples for toxicity testing from sites on the Westside Creeks as part of an initial characterization of selected contaminants in the study area. Samples were collected in January 2014 during base-flow conditions and again in May 2104 after a period of stormwater runoff (poststorm conditions). Sediment samples were analyzed for selected constituents, including trace elements and organic contaminants such as pesticides, brominated flame retardants, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). In addition, as an indicator of ecological health (and

  16. Implementation of an Online Climate Science Course at San Antonio College

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    Reyes, R.; Strybos, J.

    2016-12-01

    San Antonio College (SAC) plans to incorporate an online climate science class into the curriculum with a focus on local weather conditions and data. SAC is part of a network of five community colleges based around San Antonio, Texas, has over 20,000 students enrolled, and its student population reflects the diversity in ethnicity, age and gender of the San Antonio community. The college understands the importance of educating San Antonio residents on climate science and its complexities. San Antonio residents are familiar with weather changes and extreme conditions. The region has experienced an extreme drought, including water rationing in the city. Then, this year's El Niño intensified expected annual rainfalls and flash floods. The proposed climate science course will uniquely prepare students to understand weather data and the evidence of climate change impacting San Antonio at a local level. This paper will discuss the importance and challenges of introducing the new climate science course into the curriculum, and the desired class format that will increase the course's success. Two of the most significant challenges are informing students about the value of this class and identifying the best teaching format. Additionally, measuring and monitoring enrollment will be essential to determine the course performance and success. At the same time, Alamo Colleges is modifying the process of teaching online classes and is officially working to establish an online college. Around 23% of students enrolled in SAC offered courses are currently enrolled in online courses only, representing an opportunity to incorporate the climate science class as an online course. Since the proposed course will be using electronic textbooks and online applications to access hyperlocal weather data, the class is uniquely suited for online students.

  17. Carta de Domenico Antonio Cardone a Alain Guy. Palmi, 8 de Mayo de 1984

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    1984-01-01

    Carta de Domenico Antonio Cardone a Alain Guy en la que le agradece haber realizado un libro tan magnífico como la Histoire de la philosophie espagnole.- Observaciones: Se conserva el sobre. Se adjunta una Fe de errata. Domenico Antonio Cardone fundó y dirigió la Sociedad Filosófica Calabrese (1948-1979) y fue candidato al Premio Nóbel de la paz en 1963- Bibliografía que aparece en la carta: Guy, Alain. Histoire de la philosophie espagnole Toulouse: Université de Toulouse le Mirail, 1983

  18. Antonio García Nossa: el pensador de la socioeconomía colombiana

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    Pieza de comunicación de la exposición Antonio García Nossa, pensado de la socioeconomía colombiana. El Siglo XX significa para el país y para la Universidad Nacional, el siglo en el que las ciencias logran adquirir protagonismo en los problemas locales, nacionales y regionales. En este sentido, Antonio García Nossa representa el posicionamiento de un pensamiento económico científico, con características críticas y sociales, en el centro del pensamiento colombiano. Para la universidad Naciona...

  19. Geology and water quality at selected locations in the San Antonio area, Texas, Progress Report, 1969

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    Reeves, R.D.; Blakey, J.F.

    1970-01-01

    The Edwards aquifer is the principal source of water supply for the San Antonio area. Increasing urban development on or adjacent to the recharge area of the aquifer is causing great concern because of possible pollution of the ground water. A detailed map of the surface geology has been prepared for areas where the greatest threat of pollution exists. Water-quality data are being collected throughout the San Antonio area to provide background reference information and to detect any current pollution of the ground water in the Edwards and associated limestones.

  20. Free-living marine nematodes from San Antonio Bay (Río Negro, Argentina).

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    Villares, Gabriela; Lo Russo, Virginia; Pastor de Ward, Catalina; Milano, Viviana; Miyashiro, Lidia; Mazzanti, Renato

    2016-01-01

    The dataset of free-living marine nematodes of San Antonio Bay is based on sediment samples collected in February 2009 during doctoral theses funded by CONICET grants. A total of 36 samples has been taken at three locations in the San Antonio Bay, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina on the coastal littoral at three tidal levels. This presents a unique and important collection for benthic biodiversity assessment of Patagonian nematodes as this area remains one of the least known regions. In total 7,743 specimens of free-living marine nematodes belonging to two classes, eight orders, 37 families, 94 genera and 104 species were collected.

  1. Un dipinto di Antonio da Faenza per Recanati e il frate "prospettico" Giovanni Antonio da Camerino. Osservazioni sulla fortuna dei maestri romagnoli nelle Marche del '500

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    Francesca Coltrinari

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available L'articolo presenta il contratto per la pala dell'altare maggiore della chiesa di San Francesco a Recanati, commissionata ad Antono da Faenza il 12 gennaio 1530. Il documento permette di ampliare le conoscenze sul pittore e architetto faentino, chiarendo il rapporto con il frate Giovanni Antonio da Camerino, esperto di prospettiva e architettura, committente anche delle opere del pittore a Montelupone e di mettere meglio a fuoco l'importanza di Recanati quale centro di contatti per gli artisti attivi nella Marca di Ancona nel primo Cinquecento. La riflessione viene allargata poi alla committenza di Antonio da Faenza e alla presenza nelle Marche del '500 di innumerevoli pittori romagnoli, interpretabile come indicatore di un preciso orientamento di gusto.  The article presents the contract for the altarpiece of the main altar of the church of San Francesco in Recanati, commissioned to Antono from Faenza on 12 January 1530. The document allows us to enlarge knowledge of the painter and architect, clarifying the relationship with friar Giovanni Antonio from Camerino, expert in perspective and architecture, who is also the patron of the painter's works in Montelupone; it also permits to better focus the importance of Recanati as a center of contacts for many artists active in the Marca of Ancona in the early XVI century. The reflection then expands to the patronage of Antonio da Faenza and to the presence in the XVI century Marche of many painters come from Romagna, that we can explain as a precise indicator of a taste orientation.

  2. Frontal Lobe Function in Chess Players

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    Vahid Nejati

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Chess is considered as a cognitive game because of severe engagement of the mental resources during playing. The purpose of this study is evaluation of frontal lobe function of chess players with matched non-players. Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST data showed no difference between the player and non-player groups in preservation error and completed categories but surprisingly showed significantly lower grade of the player group in correct response. Our data reveal that chess players dont have any preference in any stage of Stroop test. Chess players dont have any preference in selective attention, inhibition and executive cognitive function. Chess players' have lower shifting abilities than non-players.

  3. Antonio Machado y Ruiz (1875-1939) / koost. ja tlk. Andres Ehin

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    2006-01-01

    Hispaania luuletajast Antonio Machadost. Sisaldab ka autori luuletusi "Vanasõnad ja laulud XXIX", "Kas mu süda on uinunud?", "Kõrgmaa laulud", "Tuul, toreda päeva tuul", "Eile öösel nägin und", "Neli luuletust"

  4. Bridging the Scholar-Practitioner Gap: The San Antonio Export Leaders Program

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    Jackson, Sara C.

    2013-01-01

    Bridging the gap between theory and practice enables trade service providers to effectively reach the small business community interested in entering foreign markets. This paper describes how the award-winning San Antonio Export Leaders program is a model for applying theoretical concepts to the practice of international business.

  5. Compounds of emerging concern in the San Antonio River Basin, Texas, 2011–12

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    Lambert, Rebecca B.; Opsahl, Stephen P.

    2016-11-16

    The City of San Antonio and the surrounding municipalities in Bexar County, Texas, are among the fastest growing cities in the Nation. Increases in residential and commercial development are changing runoff patterns and likely will increase chemical loads into streams. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the San Antonio River Authority, evaluated the concentrations and distributional patterns of selected “compounds of emerging concern” (CECs) by collecting and analyzing water-quality samples from 20 sites in the San Antonio River Basin, Tex., during 2011–12. On the basis of their chemical composition or similar uses, the CECs discussed in this fact sheet are wastewater compounds, pharmaceutical compounds (hereinafter referred to as “pharmaceuticals”), and steroidal hormone and sterol compounds (hereinafter referred to as “steroidal hormones and sterols”). Three synoptic sampling events were completed during 2011–12 to analyze for CECs in the San Antonio River Basin. Samples were analyzed for 54 wastewater compounds, 13 pharmaceuticals, 17 steroidal hormones, and 4 sterols. Overall, the concentrations of all CECs analyzed for during this study were low, generally close to or less than the laboratory reporting level.

  6. Best Practices Case Study: Imagine Homes - Stillwater Ranch, San Antonio, TX

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    2011-04-01

    This case study describes Imagine Homes, who met Builders Challenge criteria on more than 200 homes in San Antonio with rigid foam exterior sheathing, ducts and air handler in conditioned space in a spray-foam insulated attic, and high-efficiency HVAC, windows, and appliances.

  7. Problematizing the "Taken for Granted" in Educational Issues: Karl Marx, Antonio Gramsci, and Michel Foucault.

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    Qi, Jie

    This paper explores how educators would raise different questions about educational issues by using Karl Marx's framework, Antonio Gramsci's conception, and Michel Foucault's notions, respectively. First, the paper compares the historical perspectives of Marx and Foucault. Marx concludes that history is a progressive linear production and that…

  8. Kaks vaadet ülikonnamoele / Antonio, Keyvan Bardi ; intervjueerinud Kaarin Kivirähk

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    Baltmani peadisainer Antonio (Aivar Lätt) räägib ülikonnamoest ja ülikondade kandmisest, eritellimusteenusest Baltman Unique. Prantsuse kangatootja Dormeuili Kesk- ja Ida-Euroopa regioonijuht Keyvan Bardi räägib kangatööstusest ja ülikonnakangastest

  9. Rimi juht : Citymarket kaob, hinnad alanevad / Antonio Soares ; interv. Toivo Tänavsuu

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    2005-01-01

    Kesko Foodi ja ICA ühisettevõtte Rimi Balticu juht Antonio Soares ei pea võimalikuks Balti turu väiksuse tõttu Citymarketi kaubamärgi jätmist Eestisse. Citymarketid kujundatakse ümber Rimi Hüpermarketiteks

  10. Antonio Buero Vallejo y Rodolfo Usigli: Historiografía y dramaturgia

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    Guillermo Schmidhuber de la Mora

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available The article proposes a comparative analysis of the historical plays written by Mexican Rodolfo Usigli and by Spanish Antonio Buero Vallejo in the critical light of Friedrich Nietzsche and Hayden White, so as to explore the validity of Iberoamerican theatre as historiography. It also examines the relationship between history, metaphor, synecdoche and metonymy in their plays

  11. Antonio Machado y Ruiz (1875-1939) / koost. ja tlk. Andres Ehin

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    Hispaania luuletajast Antonio Machadost. Sisaldab ka autori luuletusi "Vanasõnad ja laulud XXIX", "Kas mu süda on uinunud?", "Kõrgmaa laulud", "Tuul, toreda päeva tuul", "Eile öösel nägin und", "Neli luuletust"

  12. Antonio Nariño: precursor de la libertad del pensamiento y de imprenta

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    Vicente Pérez Silva

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    Full Text Available Colombia conmemora en esta fecha - 9 de abril de 1965- el segundo centenario del nacimiento de Antonio Nariño, justa y merecidamente llamado el Precursor de nuestra Independencia. Vamos, pues, a tributar con estas líneas un modesto homenaje recordatorio al considerarlo también como el Precursor de la libertad de pensamiento y de imprenta.

  13. Guerra, pueblo y cultura: Antonio Machado en el congreso de Valencia (1937

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    Escalera Cordero, Matías

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available These notes scrutinize the key ideas taken from the speech of the poet Antonio Machado in the last session of the Second Writers Congress in Valencia, on July, 1937; meanwhile Spanish people was fighting against the inside and foreigner fascism forces. And it explains how at that moment Antonio Machado synthesizes –face the antifascist companions– their main thoughts written all along the war time, as press writings, as public speeches; on interviews or by the waves, on the radio.Este artículo analiza, una a una, las ideas claves del discurso que Antonio Machado pronuncia en la última de las sesiones celebradas en Valencia, en el mes de julio de 1937, ante los intelectuales y escritores antifascistas que se han reunido en España en el II Encuentro de Escritores en Defensa de la Cultura, con el fin de apoyar a la República española en combate contra las fuerzas golpistas interiores y contra las potencias fascistas exteriores. Además, muestra cómo Antonio Machado sintetiza en ese discurso las líneas esenciales de su pensamiento expresado tanto en los artículos de la serie de Mairena, como en sus numerosas intervenciones públicas durante la guerra.

  14. Rimi juht : Citymarket kaob, hinnad alanevad / Antonio Soares ; interv. Toivo Tänavsuu

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    Kesko Foodi ja ICA ühisettevõtte Rimi Balticu juht Antonio Soares ei pea võimalikuks Balti turu väiksuse tõttu Citymarketi kaubamärgi jätmist Eestisse. Citymarketid kujundatakse ümber Rimi Hüpermarketiteks

  15. Kaks vaadet ülikonnamoele / Antonio, Keyvan Bardi ; intervjueerinud Kaarin Kivirähk

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    Baltmani peadisainer Antonio (Aivar Lätt) räägib ülikonnamoest ja ülikondade kandmisest, eritellimusteenusest Baltman Unique. Prantsuse kangatootja Dormeuili Kesk- ja Ida-Euroopa regioonijuht Keyvan Bardi räägib kangatööstusest ja ülikonnakangastest

  16. Antonio Buero Vallejo y Rodolfo Usigli: Historiografía y dramaturgia

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    Guillermo Schmidhuber de la Mora

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available The article proposes a comparative analysis of the historical plays written by Mexican Rodolfo Usigli and by Spanish Antonio Buero Vallejo in the critical light of Friedrich Nietzsche and Hayden White, so as to explore the validity of Iberoamerican theatre as historiography. It also examines the relationship between history, metaphor, synecdoche and metonymy in their plays

  17. A la memoria de José Antonio Rojas Tercero, 1959-2008

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    José Miguel Fernández Fernández

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available La revista recuerda la figura de José Antonio Rojas, Catedrático de Economía Financiera y Contabilidad dde la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha desde el punto de vista humani y profesional

  18. EL HIBRIDISMO NARRATIVO EN LA PASION TURCA DE ANTONIO GALA

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Resulta indiscutible que la consistencia estructural  de una obra narrativa es sumamente trascendental e influye en su valor esencial. Andrés Amorós señala que “la novela puede incluir dentro de sí toda clase de elementos ajenos siempre que no parezcan postizamente añadidos, sino que se integran en una unidad de ambiente y estructura que apasione al lector”. Y agrega subrayando que “Lo único que nos parece claro es que hoy admitimos cualquier detalle o cualquier recurso técnico siempre que poseen un sentido o una coherencia estructural”. Además advierte que “Lo que nos molesta son los fragmentos que aparecen como fácilmente separables, sin que sufra por ello la unidad del cosmos narrativo”.  Considerando lo anteriormente señalado, creímos que  las críticas dirigidas a la estructura de una novela es una cuestión de gran trascendencia que debe ser estudiada seria y atentamente. Esto es el caso de La pasión turca, segunda novela del escritor español Antonio Gala, que  según Carmen Rigalt es“un símbolo del éxito que le ha acompañado durante casi dos décadas” (P.2. Esta obra ha sido criticada por parte de investigadores como Emilia Cortes Ibáñez  y Manuel Asensio Moreno por tener algunas partes novelísticas innecesarias como especie de “relleno” y  tienden  a engordarla desde el punto de vista narrativo. La existencia de este tipo de elementos es habitual. Oscar Barrero Pérez nos presenta el ejemplo de la estancia de Pascual en Madrid ocurrida en La familia de Pascual Duarte de Cela como un  relleno sobrante. Tal estancia - según él-  constituye “una digresión espacial no precisamente obligada”.   Nuestro objetivo en este trabajo es examinar hasta qué punto son justos y objetivos estos juicios. Para tal efecto, proponemos la hipótesis de que las partes señaladas por los críticos y otras más, fruto  de nuestro trabajo,  podrían constituir una especie de hibridismo narrativo y parten

  19. The Effectiveness Evaluation among Different Player-Matching Mechanisms in a Multi-Player Quiz Game

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    Tsai, Fu-Hsing

    2016-01-01

    This study aims to investigate whether different player-matching mechanisms in educational multi-player online games (MOGs) can affect students' learning performance, enjoyment perception and gaming behaviors. Based on the multi-player quiz game, TRIS-Q, developed by Tsai, Tsai and Lin (2015) using a free player-matching (FPM) mechanism, the same…

  20. The NBA’s Maximum Player Salary and the Distribution of Player Rents

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    Full Text Available The NBA’s 1999 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA included provisions capping individual player pay in addition to team payrolls. This study examines the effect the NBA’s maximum player salary on player rents by comparing player pay from the 1997–1998 and 2003–2004 seasons while controlling for player productivity and other factors related to player pay. The results indicate a large increase in the pay received by teams’ second highest and, to a lesser extent, third highest paid players. We interpret this result as evidence that the adoption of the maximum player salary shifted rents from stars to complementary players. We also show that the 1999 CBA’s rookie contract provisions reduced salaries of early career players.

  1. Biological and associated water-quality data for lower Olmos Creek and upper San Antonio River, San Antonio, Texas, April - September 1989

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    Taylor, R. Lynn; Ferreira, Rodger F.

    1995-01-01

    Biological and associated water-quality data were collected from lower Olmos Creek and upper San Antonio River in San Antonio, Texas, during April-September 1989. Benthic macroinvertebrate, periphyton, and phytoplankton communities were sampled at three sites along the Olmos Creek/San Antonio River system. Total mean densities of benthic macroinvertebrates for the three sites ranged from 670 to 10,000 organisms per square meter. The most abundant macroinvertebrates were the class Insecta (insects). Total densities of periphyton ranged from 2,900 to 110,000 cells per square millimeter. Cyanophyta (blue-green algae) and Bacillariophyta (diatoms) were the predominant periphyton organisms. Total densities of phyto- plankton ranged from 5,000 to 47,000 cells per square milliliter. Blue-green algae accounted for more than one- half of the phytoplankton in each sample. Hardness ranged from 160 to 250 milligrams per liter as calcium carbonate, and alkalinity ranged from 130 to 220 milligrams per liter as calcium carbonate. The largest dissolved nitrite concentration was 0.038 milligram per liter. The largest total phosphorus concentration was 0.150 milligram per liter, over one-half of which was dissolved orthophosphate. Total aluminum and total iron were the only trace elements in water to exceed the reporting threshold by large concen- trations. Total aluminum concentrations ranged from 70 to 280 micrograms per liter, and total iron concentrations ranged from 70 to 340 micrograms per liter. Lead was the most prominent trace element in bottom-material samples, with concentrations ranging from 30 to 230 micrograms per gram.

  2. Estimation of streamflow gains and losses in the lower San Antonio River watershed, south-central Texas, 2006-10

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    Lizarraga, Joy S.; Wehmeyer, Loren L.

    2012-01-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the San Antonio River Authority, the Evergreen Underground Water Conservation District, and the Goliad County Groundwater Conservation District, investigated streamflow gains and losses during 2006-10 in the lower San Antonio River watershed in south-central Texas. Streamflow gains and losses were estimated using 2006-10 continuous streamflow records from 11 continuous streamflow-gaging stations, and discrete streamflow measurements made at as many as 20 locations on the San Antonio River and selected tributaries during four synoptic surveys during 2006-7. From the continuous streamflow records, the greatest streamflow gain on the lower San Antonio River occurred in the reach from Falls City, Tex., to Goliad, Tex. The greatest streamflow gain on Cibolo Creek during 2006-10 occurred in the reach from near Saint Hedwig, Tex., to Sutherland Springs, Tex. The San Antonio River between Floresville, Tex., and Falls City was the only reach that had an estimated streamflow loss during 2006-10. During all four synoptic streamflow measurement surveys, the only substantially flowing tributary reach to the main stem of the lower San Antonio River was Cibolo Creek. Along the main stem of the lower San Antonio River, verifiable gains larger than the potential measurement error were estimated in two of the four synoptic streamflow measurement surveys. These gaining reaches occurred in the two most downstream reaches of the San Antonio River between Goliad and Farm Road (FM) 2506 near Fannin, Tex., and between FM 2506 near Fannin to near McFaddin. There were verifiable gains in streamflow in Cibolo Creek, between La Vernia, Tex., and the town of Sutherland Springs during all four surveys, estimated at between 4.8 and 14 ft3/s.

  3. Miguel Antonio Caro y la cultura de su época

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    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Miguel Antonio Caro y la cultura de su época. Rubén Sierra (editor. Bogotá: Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2002, 394 páginas. La imagen que aparece en la portada de Miguel Antonio Caro y la cultura de su época puede utilizarse como motivo para ubicar el contenido mismo del texto. Es decir, esa figura sirve como mapa del recorrido monográfico que proponen los diferentes autores de la compilación. Se trata de una caricatura de Alfredo Greñas publicada originalmente el19 de abril den 1890 en el periódico de oposición El Zancudo. Sobre un paisaje sabanero la efigie de Rafael Núñez corta desdeñosamente la cuerda de una cometa.

  4. Aproximações exploratórias entre Antonio Gramsci e o esporte

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    Fabrício Luís Duarte

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Por diversas hipóteses, as quais vêm sendo levantadas em estudos recentes, o interesse de Antonio Gramsci pelo esporte foi próximo de zero. Entretanto, suas lucubrações e seu legado são profícuos, pois contribuem indiretamente à intelecção desse fenômeno, um dos mais expressivos da atualidade. Este trabalho tem como objetivo trazer à tona um pouco dessa discussão, isto é, aproximar de forma exploratória Antonio Gramsci e o esporte. Para tanto, foi realizada uma revisão bibliográfica, que buscou investigar a obra do filósofo sardo, alguns de seus intérpretes no Brasil, bem como artigos de estudiosos do esporte que utilizam Gramsci como referencial teórico-metodológico, fundamentalmente da literatura anglófona.

  5. El palacio de don Antonio de Mendoza en Guadalajara. Aspectos decorativos y formales

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    Rodríguez Rebollo, Ángel

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available The Palace of Don Antonio de Mendoza in Guadalajara was constructed at the beginning of the sixteenth century. In spite of the absence of documentation, there are clear stylistic similarities between this palace and the Calahorra Palace (Granada and the tomb of Cardinal Mendoza. The Codex Escurialensis was used for the decoration of the first floor column capitals as well as the façade decoration.

    El Palacio de Don Antonio de Mendoza en Guadalajara fue construido a principios del XVI. Pese a no estar documentado, las similitudes estilísticas con el Palacio de la Calahorra (Granada y el sepulcro del Cardenal Mendoza son claros. El Codex Excurialensis fue usado en la decoración de los capiteles del primer piso y en la decoración de la fachada principal.

  6. Miguel Antonio Caro y la cultura de su época

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    David Valencia Villamizar

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Miguel Antonio Caro y la cultura de su época. Rubén Sierra (editor. Bogotá: Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2002, 394 páginas. La imagen que aparece en la portada de Miguel Antonio Caro y la cultura de su época puede utilizarse como motivo para ubicar el contenido mismo del texto. Es decir, esa figura sirve como mapa del recorrido monográfico que proponen los diferentes autores de la compilación. Se trata de una caricatura de Alfredo Greñas publicada originalmente el19 de abril den 1890 en el periódico de oposición El Zancudo. Sobre un paisaje sabanero la efigie de Rafael Núñez corta desdeñosamente la cuerda de una cometa.

  7. Alcances y limites del concepto de sociedad civil en Antonio Gramsci

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    Valdenésio Aduci Mendes

    2008-01-01

    El trabajo analiza los alcances y límites del concepto de sociedad civil en el pensamiento político de Antonio Gramsci. El artículo está orientado por la siguiente cuestión: ¿En que medida las reflexiones políticas de Antonio Gramsci sobre la sociedad civil y el Estado proyectan alcances teóricos y estratégias para repensar el problema político del presente, o sea, el problema de la disyunción entre economia y sociedad política y entre el Estado y la sociedade civil? Inicialmente se analizará...

  8. Los realismos en Beatus Ille de Antonio Muñoz Molina.

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    Papa Mamour Diop

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available ENGLISH: This work deals with the current debate about reality and its literary and artistic expression: realism. In Beatus Ille, Antonio Muñoz Molina’s first novel, the fictional universe reveals three kinds of realism: the epic and elegiac realism, the historic realismand the magic realism. SPANISH: En este trabajo, abordamos el actual debate sobre la realidad y su expresión literaria y artística: el realismo. En Beatus Ille, primera novela de Antonio Muñoz Molina, eluniverso novelesco permite percibir tres tipos de realismos: el realismo épico elegiaco, el realismo histórico o contrafactual y el realismo mágico.

  9. Exploring the Power Output of Small Wind Turbines in Urban San Antonio, Texas

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    Casillas, Jose; Sperduti, Stephanie; Cardenas, Rosa

    2015-03-01

    The means of transporting power from a centralized power plant by transmission lines has several disadvantages. Electricity transmission and distribution networks are costly, require long planning processes and are unsightly to residents. These networks are also susceptible to natural disasters creating massive disruptions to consumers. For these reasons distributed power sources such as solar panels and small wind turbines are becoming a more desirable and viable means of energy production. We report on the status of a study to determine the maximum output power of small wind turbines in urban San Antonio, Texas. Wind speed data along with power measurements from small wind turbines in urban San Antonio will be reported. U.S. Department of Education Title V HSI-STEM and Articulation Award No. P031C110145.

  10. Glosarios de las lenguas del pacífico Antonio Pigafetta (1519-1522

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    Jordi Canals

    1992-12-01

    Full Text Available El italiano Antonio Pigafetta (1480?-? ha pasado a la posterioridad como el cronista de la expedición de Magallanes, el capitán portugués al mando de la flota de la corona de Castilla que entre 1519 y 1522 dio par vez primera la vuelta al mundo una vez encontrada una vía rápida con el Pacifico a través de la Tierra de Fuego.

  11. Spinoza «protobiologo». Emozioni e sentimenti secondo Antonio Damasio

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    Mariagrazia Portera

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available My essay reconstructs the broad outline of Antonio Damasio's thought, with particoular reference to his book Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow and the Feeling Brain (2003, where Damasio describes from a neurobiological point of view human feelings and emotions. In doing that, he highlights how most of the main outcomes of contemporary neurobiological research confirms Spinoza's conception about feelings and emotions (Ethica, 1677.

  12. Antonio Mollari, ingegnere in capo di Acque e Strade: disegni tecnici e progetti (1818-1819

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    Orietta Verdi

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Nei fondi conservati all’Archivio di Stato di Roma sono stati rintracciati più di 20 disegni di opere stradali e idrauliche di Antonio Mollari, oltre al suo curriculum vitae alla data del 1817, quando egli produsse i suoi titoli per partecipare alla selezione dei candidati per i posti di ingegnere pontificio, presso la Direzione Generale di Acque e Strade. Dai disegni firmati da Antonio Mollari e dalla documentazione conservata nel fondo del Consiglio d’Arte, organo consultivo della Direzione Generale, si può tentare di ricostruire brani sconosciuti della sua attività di perito di parte nelle controversie tra confinanti e soprattutto è possibile individuare le opere da lui progettate ed eseguite nella sua breve e intermittente carriera (1818-1819 di ingegnere in capo di Acque e Strade nella delegazione di Urbino e Pesaro e successivamente come ingegnere camerale nella legazione di Ravenna. In the funds retained in the State Archive of Rome, more than 20 designs of roads and hydraulic works by Antonio Mollari were discovered in addition to his curriculum vitae, dated 1817, where he lists his credentials to take part in the selection for the position of papal engineer at the General Directorate of Water and Roads. The drawings, signed by Antonio Mollari, and the records kept in the Found of the Council of Art, advisory body of the General Directorate, allow us to reconstruct his activities as expert witness in disputes between neighbours and especially to identify the works he designed and carried out in his short career (1818-1819 as engineer-in-chief of Water and Roads in the delegation of Urbino and Pesaro and later as an engineer chamber in the legation of Ravenna.

  13. A Dios al maestro. Luis Antonio Restrepo Arango 1938-2002

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    Darío Acevedo Carmona

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Nos hemos reunido hoy para realizar el ritual de despedida de Luis Antonio Restrepo Arango. No ha muerto un hombre cualquiera, ha muerto un gran maestro, intelectual destacado, buen amigo, cariñoso padre y compañero. Aunque como desgraciadamente estamos acostumbrados en este país a tantas muertes, tenemos que hacer un alto en el camino para pensar en el rico legado que nos deja.

  14. Interview de Antonio Ereditato de l'université de Bern

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    “This result comes as a complete surprise,” said OPERA spokesperson, Antonio Ereditato of the University of Bern. “After many months of studies and cross checks we have not found any instrumental effect that could explain the result of the measurement. While OPERA researchers will continue their studies, we are also looking forward to independent measurements to fully assess the nature of this observation.”

  15. Conceptions of Hegemony in Antonio Gramsci’s Southern Question and the Prison Notebooks

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    2008-01-01

    The article focuses on Antonio Gramsci’s Southern Question and the Prison Notebooks and tries to demonstrate that he just re-theorises the formative stages of class power beginning from economic relations to political power, in other words, ruling class power developing from civil hegemony into political hegemony along the lines of classical Marxist texts. For Gramsci, hegemony does not only refer to ideological and cultural leadership of the ruling groups and classes over the allies, but als...

  16. Genetic and environmental determinants of type II diabetes in Mexico City and San Antonio.

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    Stern, M P; Gonzalez, C; Mitchell, B D; Villalpando, E; Haffner, S M; Hazuda, H P

    1992-04-01

    To study genetic and environmental determinants of non-insulin-dependent (type II) diabetes, we compared a random sample of 35- to 64-yr-old Mexican-American men and women living in several low-income barrio neighborhoods of San Antonio to similarly aged Mexicans living in a low-income colonia of Mexico City (Colonia Liberales). A total of 1138 Mexican Americans, representing 64.3% of the original sample, and 646 Mexicans, representing 69.2% of the original sample, participated in the survey. Diabetes was diagnosed using World Health Organization criteria. Genetic susceptibility to type II diabetes was inferred from the percentage of Native American genetic admixture as estimated from skin reflectance measurements. The prevalence of diabetes was 36% higher among San Antonio Mexican Americans than among Mexicans in Mexico City; this difference was highly statistically significant (age- and sex-adjusted prevalence ratio 1.36, P = 0.006). This excess was observed despite the fact that genetic susceptibility, as inferred from the admixture estimates, was similar in the two cities. On the other hand, Mexicans were somewhat leaner as measured by body mass index and skin folds. Mexican women consumed fewer total calories than Mexican-American women, but there was no difference in the caloric intake of men. Mexico City residents ate less fat (18-19% of total calories vs. 31-32% in San Antonio, P less than 0.001), more carbohydrate (64-65 vs. 49%, P less than 0.001), and performed more physical activity than San Antonio Mexican Americans. Mexicans appeared to consume more refined sugar than Mexican Americans.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

  17. Adapting playware to multiple players

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    Þorsteinsson, Arnar Tumi; Lund, Henrik Hautop; Mastorakis, Nikos

    2011-01-01

    With the creation of playware as intelligent hardware and software that creates play, it is possible to adapt the play tool to the individual user, and even to multiple users playing at the same time with the play tool. In this paper, we show how it is possible to implement adaptivity in modular...... to such differences, and argues that adaptivity is needed to make games fit to the individual users in both single-player games and multi-player games. As a case study, we implemented such adaptivity on modular interactive tiles for the single-user game ColorTimer, and for the multiple-user games PingPong, in which...

  18. Psychological games of entangled players

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    Zak, Michail

    2012-01-01

    The paper introduces a new approach to theory of differential games in which entangled players try to predict and influence actions of their adversaries. The entanglement is generated be a joint probability density known by the players. Incase of complex density, its imaginary part represents a measure of uncertainty of the density distribution. The novelty of the approach is in non-Newtonian mathematical formalism thatis based upon a behavioral model of Livings. The model is quantum-inspired: it represented by a modified Madelung equation which the quantum potential is replaced by different, specially chosen "computational" potential. It consists of motor dynamics simulating actual behavior of the object, and mental dynamics representing evolution of the corresponding knowledge-based and incorporating this knowledge in the for m of information flows into the motor dynamics. Due to feedback from mental dynamics, motor dynamics attains quantum-like properties: its trajectory splits into a family of different t...

  19. Antonio Caso y las redes filosóficas mexicanas: sociología de la creatividad intelectual Antonio Caso and Mexican Philosophical Networks: Sociology of Intellectual Creativity

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    Alejandro Estrella González

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available A partir de las herramientas sociológicas que nos ofrece Randall Collins para el análisis de la producción y circulación de los objetos filosóficos, este artículo pretende calibrar la creatividad de la obra del pensador mexicano Antonio Caso. Con este fin, se analiza la trayectoria social e intelectual de Caso en el marco de las redes filosóficas de finales del siglo XIX y comienzos del XX, así como la genealogía maestro-discípulo que de él emana y cuya ruptura anuncia la nueva configuración del campo filosófico mexicano que emergería durante los años treinta y cuarenta.On the basis of the sociological tools offered by Randall Collins for the analysis of the production and circulation of philosophical objects, this article seeks to measure the creativity of the work of Mexican thinker Antonio Caso. To this end, the author analyzes Caso's social and intellectual career within the framework of late 19th and early 20th philosophical networks, as well as the teacher-disciple genealogy that emanated from him, the end of which announced the new configuration of a Mexican philosophical field that emerged in the 1930s and 1940s.

  20. Dom Antonio de Noronha and the secret plan for the Cuieté

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    Laura de Mello e Souza

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Filed in the Manuscript Division of the National Library, the work Livro Segundo das Cartas que o Ilmo. e Exmo. Sr. D. Antonio de Noronha Capitão General da Capitania de Minas Gerais escreveu durante o seu governo que teve princípio em 28 de maio de 1776(Second Book of the Letters that His Illustrious Excellency Mr. D. Antonio de Noronha, Captain General of the Captaincy of Minas Gerais, wrote during his government that began on May 28, 1776 is a remarkable set of documents not only about the government of Minas Gerais, but also about important administrative authorities of that period. This Codex includes the Plano secreto para a nova conquista do Cuieté(Secret plan for the new conquest of the Cuieté and the letters to the Marquis of Angeja and the minister Martinho de Mello e Castro, which are herein published. Written by the governor D. Antonio de Noronha himself, the documents show instructions and measures to be taken regarding the Cuieté region, in the sertão (hinterland of Minas Gerais, and reflect on critical issues in the context of the colonization of Portuguese America, such as the exercise of power by part of the metropolitan authorities, the specificity of the colonial population, the settlement of border areas, and the expansion of government and bureaucracy.

  1. Alcances y limites del concepto de sociedad civil en Antonio Gramsci

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    Valdenésio Aduci Mendes

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo analiza los alcances y límites del concepto de sociedad civil en el pensamiento político de Antonio Gramsci. El artículo está orientado por la siguiente cuestión: ¿En que medida las reflexiones políticas de Antonio Gramsci sobre la sociedad civil y el Estado proyectan alcances teóricos y estratégias para repensar el problema político del presente, o sea, el problema de la disyunción entre economia y sociedad política y entre el Estado y la sociedade civil? Inicialmente se analizará el concepto de Estado ampliado, donde Gramsci sitúa la relación entre la fuerza y el consenso, la relación entre sociedad política y sociedad civil. En este sentido, Gramsci busca asimilar/superar la propuesta de la tradición hegelo-marxiana, lo que nos llevará al centro de la crítica de Gramsci al liberalismo económico, así como al economicismo presente en la tradición marxista. Se concluye que el pensamiento de Antonio Gramsci es actual en el sentido de que sigue siendo referencia para cuestionar la perspectiva neoliberal de sociedade actual, la cuál procura separar la esfera económica de la esfera política.

  2. Wintering and breeding bird monitoring data analysis 2010-2013: San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

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    Twedt, Daniel J.

    2013-01-01

    Following guidance issued within the Avian Inventory and Monitoring in National Parks of the Gulf Coast Network: Gulf Coast Network Avian Monitoring Plan, 40 point locations were established and monitored within San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. During three breeding seasons (May – Jun) and winters (Dec – Feb) between 2010 and 2013, birds were monitored at 20 or 30 of these point locations via time-distance point counts (breeding) or area searches (winter). To ensure data from all 40 random locations were included in analyses, monitoring data from two consecutive years were combined. As a result, some points were monitored twice during the period of analysis. Even so, I have treated each survey as an independent monitoring event, thereby assuming each visit to be equally representative of the bird community for the entirety of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. When translating avian densities to park-wide populations, I used an area of 334 ha to represent San Antonio Missions National Historical Park including the Rancho de las Cabras unit.

  3. Water quality modelling in the San Antonio River Basin driven by radar rainfall data

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    Almoutaz Elhassan

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Continuous monitoring of stream water quality is needed as it has significant impacts on human and ecological health and well-being. Estimating water quality between sampling dates requires model simulation based on the available geospatial and water quality data for a given watershed. Models such as the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT can be used to estimate the missing water quality data. In this study, SWAT was used to estimate water quality at a monitoring station near the outlet of the San Antonio River. Precipitation data from both rain gauges and weather radar were used to force the SWAT simulations. Virtual rain gauges which were based on weather radar data were created in the approximate centres of the 163 sub-watersheds of the San Antonio River Basin for SWAT simulations. This method was first tested in a smaller watershed in the middle of the Guadalupe River Basin resulting in increased model efficiency in simulating surface run-off. The method was then applied to the San Antonio River watershed and yielded good simulations for surface run-off (R2 = 0.7, nitrate (R2 = 0.6 and phosphate (R2 = 0.5 at the watershed outlet (Goliad, TX – USGS (United States Geological Survey gauge as compared to observed data. The study showed that the proper use of weather radar precipitation in SWAT model simulations improves the estimation of missing water quality data.

  4. FROM BOUNDARY TO THE ENHANCEMENT OF HERITAGE: DISTRICT OF SAN ANTONIO PUEBLA MEXICO

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    Adriana Hernández Sánchez

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available The city of Puebla and its historic center despite being in the cities considered World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is losing some of its wealth by projects that have not benefited the area. Despite this, it retains important areas that remain with customs and traditions that make them unique. One such example is the neighborhood of San Antonio, one of the most feared and stigmatized in the city of Puebla by the presence of gangs and that was the tolerance red zone for forty years. This paper tries to show the origin of this neighborhood that has always struggled with the concept of limit, first considered the outskirts of the ancient city, a provider of materials for the construction of the city, container of equipments and services, peripheral to the monuments area with a patrimonial delimitation that has benefited it but also affected it. But how reassess a neighborhood like San Antonio?, in response to this question has made a book that will promote the wealth of the neighborhood of San Antonio.

  5. Two-Player Graph Pebbling

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    Prudente, Matthew James

    Given a graph G with pebbles on the vertices, we define a pebbling move as removing two pebbles from a vertex u, placing one pebble on a neighbor v, and discarding the other pebble, like a toll. The pebbling number pi( G) is the least number of pebbles needed so that every arrangement of pi(G) pebbles can place a pebble on any vertex through a sequence of pebbling moves. We introduce a new variation on graph pebbling called two-player pebbling. In this, players called the mover and the defender alternate moves, with the stipulation that the defender cannot reverse the previous move. The mover wins only if they can place a pebble on a specified vertex and the defender wins if the mover cannot. We define η(G), analogously, as the minimum number of pebbles such that given every configuration of the η( G) pebbles and every specified vertex r, the mover has a winning strategy. First, we will investigate upper bounds for η( G) on various classes of graphs and find a certain structure for which the defender has a winning strategy, no matter how many pebbles are in a configuration. Then, we characterize winning configurations for both players on a special class of diameter 2 graphs. Finally, we show winning configurations for the mover on paths using a recursive argument.

  6. Motivational profile quality players handball

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    Alfonso Martínez Moreno

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available In the sport context, elite category, it is necessary to know all the factors, which in one way or another, affect the athletes throughout the different competitions. The object of study is to know the motivational profile of elite handball players. The sample consisted of 495 players, of whom 47.8% were boys and 52.2% girls, their ages ranged from 12 to 16 years, with an average of 13.8 years (dt = 1.0. Descriptive statistical analyzes of the sample, absolute and relative frequencies were performed for the qualitative variables and for the quantitative values minimum, maximum, mean, standard deviation, Cronbach's alpha. Correlation between variables, with the Pearson correlation coefficient. The MANCOVA test was performed to determine if there were differences between the dimensions of the questionnaire, according to age and years of practice. The results reveal that handball players elite category of the sample object of study have mainly intrinsic motivation, achieving high scores on general motivation, motivation achievement and motivation stimulation. In addition to moderately high values in introjected regulation and very low values in demotivation.

  7. [Dietary behaviours of volleyball and basketball players].

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    Szczepańska, Elzbieta; Spałkowska, Agnieszka

    2012-01-01

    In sports, such as basketball and volleyball, players must demonstrate the speed, strength, stamina and concentration. Correct nutrition affects the strength of the muscles and the extension of capacity. It is also necessary for the proper functioning of the nervous system and determines the rate of regeneration after physical effort. The aim of this study was to assess dietary behaviours of professional volleyball and basketball players and compare the prevalence of correct behaviours in both groups. 209 professional volleyball and basketball players from sports clubs localized in six Silesian cities were survived with the mean of author questionnaire. The chi-square test was used to examine differences in the prevalence of the correct behaviours among players. Analysis of the results obtained showed that 52% of the players had 4-5 meals a day. 35% of respondents had wholemeal bread and/or groats daily. Milk and dairy products daily ate 71% of surveyed players, meat and sausages 70% respectively. 41% of respondents had cottage cheese and 28% had fish several times a week. Vegetables and fruit were eaten by 21% and respectively 23% of respondents. Sweets were eaten daily by 40% of surveyed, while fast-food were eaten several times a week by 17% of players. Nutrients for athletes were used by 32%, and vitamin supplementation by 48% of respondents. Prevalence of correct dietary behaviour in the group of professional volleyball and basketball players differed. Basketball players statistically more frequently than volleyball players had 4-5 meals a day, had wholemeal bread and/or thick groats, milk and dairy products, meat and sausages, especially poultry. They had raw vegetables and fruit several times a day. They drank more than 2.5 liters of fluids per day. They also significantly more frequently than volleyball players consumed the fast-food occasionally or never. Dietary behaviours of surveyed players were incorrect. Comparison of prevalence of proper behaviours

  8. Vitamin D Deficiency Among Professional Basketball Players.

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    Fishman, Matthew P; Lombardo, Stephen J; Kharrazi, F Daniel

    2016-07-01

    Vitamin D plays an important role in several systems of the human body. Various studies have linked vitamin D deficiency to stress and insufficiency fractures, muscle recovery and function, and athletic performance. The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in the elite athletic population has not been extensively studied, and very few reports exist among professional athletes. There is a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency among players attending the National Basketball Association (NBA) Combine. Cross-sectional study; Level of evidence, 3. This is a retrospective review of data previously collected as part of the routine medical evaluation of players in the NBA Combines from 2009 through 2013. Player parameters evaluated were height, weight, body mass index (BMI), and vitamin D level. Statistical analysis using t tests and analysis of variance was used to detect any correlation between the player parameters and vitamin D level. Vitamin D levels were categorized as deficient (32 ng/mL). After institutional review board approval was submitted to the NBA, the NBA released deidentified data on 279 players who participated in the combines from 2009 through 2013. There were 90 players (32.3%) who were deficient, 131 players (47.0%) who were insufficient, and 58 players (20.8%) who were sufficient. A total of 221 players (79.3%) were either vitamin D deficient or insufficient. Among all players included, the average vitamin D level was 25.6 ± 10.2 ng/mL. Among the players who were deficient, insufficient, and sufficient, the average vitamin D levels were 16.1 ± 2.1 ng/mL, 25.0 ± 3.4 ng/mL, and 41.6 ± 8.6 ng/mL, respectively. Player height and weight were significantly increased in vitamin D-sufficient players compared with players who were not sufficient (P = .0008 and .009, respectively). Player age and BMI did not significantly differ depending on vitamin D status (P = .15 and .77, respectively). There is a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency

  9. Player-character dynamics in multi-player Role Playing Games

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    Tychsen, Anders; McIlwain, Doris; Brolund, Thea

    2007-01-01

    This paper presents the results of a comprehensive empirical study of the impact of integrating complex game characters in multi-player Role Playing Games across tabletop and digital formats. Players were provided with characters that had detailed background history, personality and goals. Player...... and player engagement with their character and no correlation between enjoyment and similarity between player and character personality. © 2007 Authors & Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA)....... and character personality were assessed using the Extended Personal Attributes Questionnaire (EPAQ) and further questionnaires administered to measure player enjoyment and the player-character relationship. Results include a high level of player enjoyment across all formats, a high correlation between enjoyment...

  10. An investigation of player to player character identification via personal pronouns

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    Hichens, Michael; Drachen, Anders; Richards, Deborah

    2012-01-01

    The player character is an important feature of many games, where it is through the character that the player interacts with game world. There has been considerable interest in the relationship between the player and the player character. Much of this work has examined the identification of players...... in playing video games, did have a statistically significant affect, indicating that different levels of identification are more dependent on the player than on the game. This indicates that players are not a homogeneous group with respect to player character identification and is an important consideration...... with their characters, generally taking either a textual analysis approach, or has been empirical work that has explicitly identified the idea of identification through survey instruments, etc. The work presented here takes a different empirical approach, focusing on the use of various pronoun forms (first, second...

  11. Serious eye injury in badminton players.

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    Kelly, S P

    1987-10-01

    Serious eye injury can occur in badminton players and may become more frequent. The causes and nature of such injuries in this sport in six patients are discussed. All were playing competitive doubles matches. Penetrating eye injury due to a shattered glass spectacle lens occurred. Players should be advised not to wear spectacles with glass lenses. Ocular protection in this sport is desirable, and the forward player should hold the racket in front of the face.

  12. The Prevalence of Injuries in Professional Turkish Soccer Players

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    Yamaner, Faruk; Gumusdag, Hayrettin; Kartal, Alparslan; Gumus, M.; Gullu, A.; Imamoglu, O.

    2011-01-01

    Study aim: To assess the prevalence and anatomical sites of injuries in professional soccer players in one game season. Material and methods: A cohort of 510 professional male soccer players consisting of 48 goalkeepers, 194 defence players, 189 mid-field players and 79 forward players of the 1st and 2nd Turkish Professional Soccer Leagues in…

  13. Chess players' fame versus their merit

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    2015-01-01

    We investigate a pool of international chess title holders born between 1901 and 1943. Using Elo ratings we compute for every player his expected score in a game with a randomly selected player from the pool. We use this figure as player's merit. We measure players' fame as the number of Google hits. The correlation between fame and merit is 0.38. At the same time the correlation between the logarithm of fame and merit is 0.61. This suggests that fame grows exponentially with merit.

  14. Physiological characteristics of international female soccer players.

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    Manson, Sarah A; Brughelli, Matt; Harris, Nigel K

    2014-02-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the physiological characteristics of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) eligible international female soccer players aged 14-36 years and to determine if measures were significantly different for players selected (i.e., starters) to the starting line up for an FIFA tournament as compared with those not selected (i.e., nonstarters). Fifty-one (N = 18 Under 17; N = 18 Under 20; N = 15 Senior) international female soccer players participated in this study. The subjects underwent measurements of anthropometry (height and body mass), lower body strength (isokinetic testing), sprint kinetics and kinematics (nonmotorized treadmill), leg power (unilateral jumping), and maximal aerobic velocity (30:15 intermittent fitness test) during the final preparatory stage for an FIFA event. Outcomes of the age group data indicate that differences in physiological capacities are evident for the Under 17 players as compared with those for the Under 20 and Senior capped international players, suggesting a plateau in the acquisition of physical qualities as players mature. Starters tended to be faster (effect size [ES] = 0.55-1.0, p velocity (ES = 0.78-2.45, p velocity (ES = 0.87, p players, where maximal aerobic velocity was the primary difference between starters and nonstarters (ES = 0.83-2.45, p players. Coaches should emphasize the development of speed, maximal aerobic velocity, and leg strength in developing female soccer players.

  15. Cooperation: New Players in Africa

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    Philippe Hugon

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available In the context of globalisation and the current global financial crisis, new players are emerging in cooperation in Africa. These partners loosen financial constraints and conditionalities, increase the room for manoeuvre and stimulate commodity markets. On the other hand, they also increase the risks of renewed indebtedness and potentially weaken the coordination of aid policies. Do these partnerships call the new cooperation practices of OECD countries into question? Do they justify the return to a realpolitik or are they repeating the earlier mistakes of industrial powers? Can these mistakes be corrected? The question also arises as to whether the global crisis, which has a profound effect on Africa, will lead to a withdrawal or to a passing of the baton on to new, emerging powers. This article highlights the new geopolitical issues concerning Africa in a multipolar world, then discusses the new players involved in cooperation in Africa, before going on to explore the horizons that are opening up for cooperation in Africa, in particular with regard to the global crisis.

  16. The Crucifix Chapel of Aci Sant’Antonio: Newly discovered frescoes

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    Antonino Cosentino

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract In this paper we present the discovery of a series of frescoes for the first time, revealed in 2012 during a restoration carried out in the Crucifix chapel in the Mother Church of Sant’Antonio in the town Aci Sant’Antonio (Catania, Sicily. The murals were preserved in each of the corners of the square chapel behind the XIX° century counter wall.  In this paper we also show the application of multispectral imaging (MSI and portable XRF spectroscopy (pXRF for the identification of pigments on this interesting case of painted murals.  Documentation from the 19th century remodeling is available, and when taken into account along with this case study, represents an interesting case of “terminus ante quem” (TAQ chronology since we are aware of the date when the last retouching to the square chapel walls could have been applied.  AbstractQuesto lavoro presenta per la prima volta la scoperta di una serie di affreschi effettuata nel 2012 durante il restauro della cappella del crocifisso nella chiesa madre di Aci Sant’Antonio, Sicilia. Le pitture murali si sono conservate in ognuno degli angoli della cappella quadrata dietro le contropareti aggiunte nel XIX secolo. In questo articolo si mostra anche l’applicazione combinata dell’imaging multispettrale (MSI e della spettroscopia di fluorescenza X portatile (pXRF per l’identificazione dei pigmenti su queste pitture murali da poco scoperte. Dopo una ricerca d’archivio, e’ stata ritrovata la documentazione degli interventi che hanno portato alla copertura degli affreschi nel XIX secolo. Dal momento che siamo al corrente dell’anno in cui gli ultimi interventi sugli affreschi possono essere stati eseguiti, questi murali rappresentano un interessante caso di  cronologia “terminus ante quem” (TAQ, in particolare per quel che riguarda l’uso dei pigmenti. 

  17. The potential risk of personal stereo players

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    Hammershøi, Dorte; Ordoñez, Rodrigo Pizarro; Reuter, Karen

    2010-01-01

    The technological development within personal stereo systems, such as MP3 players, e. g. iPods, has changed music listening habits from home entertainment to everyday and everywhere use. The technology has developed considerably, since the introduction of cassette players and CD walkmen. High...

  18. The potential risk of personal stereo players

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    Hammershøi, Dorte; Ordoñez, Rodrigo Pizarro; Reuter, Karen

    2010-01-01

    The technological development within personal stereo systems,such as MP3 players, e. g. iPods, has changed music listening habits from home entertainment to everyday and everywhere use. The technology has developed considerably, since the introduction of cassette players and CD walkmen. High...

  19. Who Are the Players in Canadian Curriculum?

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    Milburn, Geoffrey

    1987-01-01

    Labels range of persons advocating different theoretical positions of Canadian curriculum as "players." Describes players as "managers,""predictors,""transformers,""sleuths,""analysts." Values varied viewpoints for attention to language regarding curriculum, critical review of ideas/concepts, examination of current policies, awareness of history…

  20. QuizUp Single Player Web

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    Gunnar Marteinsson 1983; Kristinn Júlíusson 1993; Sonja Jónsdóttir 1992; Steinar Þór Árnason 1993

    2016-01-01

    In this report we discuss the B.Sc. project named QuizUp Single Player Web. The project was developed at Reykjavik University in the spring of 2016 in collaboration with Plain Vanilla Games, the makers of the world famous QuizUp app. We developed a Single Player Web application based on the original multiplayer game.

  1. Inferring Player Experiences Using Facial Expressions Analysis

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    Tan, C.T.; Bakkes, S.; Pisan, Y.; Blackmore, K.; Nesbitt, K.; Smith, S.P.

    2014-01-01

    Understanding player experiences is central to game design. Video captures of players is a common practice for obtaining rich reviewable data for analysing these experiences. However, not enough has been done in investigating ways of preprocessing the video for a more efficient analysis process. Thi

  2. Fundamentos de Inteligencia Artificial: Entrevista con Antonio Benítez

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    Asier Arias

    2012-01-01

    Antonio Benítez, profesor de Lógica en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, ha dedicado buena parte de su labor docente e investigadora a la inteligencia artificial y a la filosofía de la mente y de la ciencia cognitiva. Recientemente ha publicado una obra en tres volúmenes titulada Fundamentos de Inteligencia Artificial (el tercer volumen, dedicado a la inteligencia artificial bioinspirada, aparecerá en los próximos meses). La misma ofrece una guía práctica de introducción a la programación...

  3. Antonio Gramsci y la sociología clásica decimonónica

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    Rodrigo Santofimio Ortiz

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This article analyzes the contribution made by Antonio Gramsci to the sociology of the nineteenth century as well as to more contemporary sociology. First, the article reviews the discussion around the scientific status of the discipline; second, the establishment of social order (society and the role of the individual as a philosopher; and third, the way Gramsci expresses sociology of "historical and political" social facts. The methodology is based on an analytical review of the texts of Gramsci and of the criticism to interpretations refering to the thinker.

  4. La Dormitio Virginis in Catalogna e una tavola di Antonio da Fabriano

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    Silvia Caporaletti

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Il pittore Antonio di Agostino è documentato a Fabriano tra 1451 e 1489. I documenti sembrano suggerire che la sua attività fu circoscritta alla città natale. La Dormitio Virginis della Pinacoteca civica "B. Molajoli" di fabriano sconfessa però questa dimensione puramente locale. Il pittore si è infatti servito di un modello estraneo alla tradizione artistica italiana della metà del Quattrocento. Zeri riteneva che l’opera ripetesse un “modulo frequente nei retablos spagnoli”. Questa ipotesi, accantonata dalla critica più recente, trae ora invece nuova forza da un’accurata analisi della fortuna del tema della Dormitio Virginis nella pittura spagnola tra XIV e XV secolo: la tavola fabrianese si ispira a una tradizione iconografica e compositiva che ha avuto un solido sviluppo in Catalogna. L’idea che la cultura di Antonio da Fabriano partecipi della “koiné” artistica mediterranea, incontro di cultura fiamminga e valenciano-catalana, è confermata anche dal discusso San Girolamo di Baltimora e da un documento che sembrerebbe alludere ad un viaggio del pittore da Genova verso Sud.  Thanks to several documents we know that between 1451 and 1489 the painter Antonio di Agostino was in Fabriano, where he seems to have lived and worked for his entire life. However, the Dormitio Virginis owned by the Pinacoteca Civica "B. Molajoli" of Fabriano tells us something different about his artistic culture: the painter was inspired by a model alien to Italian painting in the middle of the fifteenth century. Zeri argued that the painting recalls a representation that is usual in the Spanish retablos. This idea has been recently rejected by scholars, but it is now supported by a new analysis of the spread of the representation of the Dormitio Virginis in Spanish painting in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries: Antonio’s painting is strictly related to a traditional Catalan iconography. The culture of Antonio da Fabriano is connected to

  5. Fundamentos de Inteligencia Artificial: Entrevista con Antonio Benítez

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    Antonio Benítez, profesor de Lógica en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, ha dedicado buena parte de su labor docente e investigadora a la inteligencia artificial y a la filosofía de la mente y de la ciencia cognitiva. Recientemente ha publicado una obra en tres volúmenes titulada Fundamentos de Inteligencia Artificial (el tercer volumen, dedicado a la inteligencia artificial bioinspirada, aparecerá en los próximos meses). La misma ofrece una guía práctica de introducción a la programación...

  6. Satisfación del cliente interno en la ESE hospital San Antonio de Marmato Caldas

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    Tesis:(Especialista en Administración de la Salud). Universidad Católica de Manizales. Facultad de Salud, 2015 A través de la investigación realizada respecto a la satisfacción del cliente interno en la ESE Hospital San Antonio de Marmato se pretendió evaluar e indagar sobre los factores intrínsecos y extrínsecos que afectan dicha satisfacción dentro de la institución, se obtuvo que los factores extrínsecos juegan un papel fundamental en los resultados obtenidos.

  7. Formación en valores en grado cero: Institución Educativa Antonio Villavicencio

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    Ramírez Martínez, Jacqueline; Cano Dedios, Johana Marcela; Pinzón Arias, María Isabel

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    Esta investigación pretendió indagar en la Práctica de Valores de niños y niñas de grado Cero a partir de las comprensiones y las prácticas sobre valores que orientan los docentes y padres de familia de grado Cero, con la finalidad de hacer un reconocimiento de sus repertorios en la formación en valores de la I.E.D Antonio Villavicencio. Además se pretende diseñar una propuesta pedagógica en la formación de valores en ambientes de aprendizaje.

  8. La cultura en los países no desarrollados: sobre un libro de Antonio Tovar

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    Full Text Available El profesor Antonio Tovar es una de las personas más importantes e interesantes de la España contemporánea. Importante en el ámbito científico como investigador, filólogo, traductor de clásicos, ensayista, pedagogo, conocedor en fin de todos los saberes que implican el conocimiento de treinta idiomas y dialectos, desde el indoeuropeo y el sánscrito hasta las lenguas indígenas del Paraná.

  9. Antonio Cornejo Polar: una política de la lectura

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    Perus, Françoise

    2012-01-01

    Este ensayo representa una aportación al estudio crítico de la literatura latinoamericana. Analiza la labor de Antonio Cornejo Polar (1936-1997) en sus propuestas de reorganizar y transmitir el legado colonial como condición metodológica para dejar atrás la supuesta condición periférica de la literatura latinoamericana. La labor crítica de Cornejo Polar se organiza en torno a dos ejes fundamentales, una perspectiva teórica-crítica, que orienta la necesaria relectura de los textos; y en...

  10. Miguel Antonio Caro y el pensamiento conservador ante las independencias hispanoamericanas

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    2011-01-01

    Durante el siglo XIX, las vivas polémicas ideológicas sobre la conquista y la colonización de América, se intensificaron entre las elites latinoamericanas. El caso ejemplar fue el del conservador ultramontano Miguel Antonio Caro (1843-1909), militante activo del partido nacionalista de la “Regeneración” y ejecutor como también promotor principal de la “Constitución de 1886”. Su proyecto político concebido como misional y patriótico fue enfurecido en la disutopía que planteó, la de salvaguarda...

  11. Siete demonios para un cuerpo: mujer, penitencia y culpa en una obra de Antonio Bermejo

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    Fortuny, Natalia

    2008-01-01

    Este trabajo analiza el óleo Santa María Magdalena Penitente, del potosino Antonio Bermejo, pintado en Lima en 1623. El análisis se vale de distintas herramientas teóricas y diferentes enfoques para indagar algunos de los temas que conformaron el arte virreinal andino. A manera de introducción se expone la importancia de María Magdalena y el sacramento de la Penitencia en la religión católica y en la América de entonces, en el marco del canon postridentino: consecuencias estéticas de la contr...

  12. Los avatares de la biblioteca privada de Nicolás Antonio (1687-1690

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    Luis ARIAS GONZÁLEZ

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Cuando fallece en Madrid Nicolás Antonio, el año de 1684, toda la fortuna que deja a sus herederos, son deudas; deudas a las que fundamentalmente le había llevado el afán investigador y publicista al que dedicó su vida entera. El único bien que le queda a sus deudos, será su colección particular de libros. Precisamente, lo que le sucede a la misma es el tema central de un documento manuscrito, inédito hasta ahora y que se encuentra depositado en la Biblioteca Universitaria Salmantina.

  13. Antonio Palacios y el ferrocarril metropolitano. Patrimonio Industrial en el Metro de Madrid

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    Olivares Abengozar, Susana

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    Antonio Palacios Ramilo, relevante arquitecto de la 1ª mitad del siglo XX, responsable de emblemáticos edificios del centro de la capital (Círculo de Bellas Artes, Palacio de Correos...), es también autor de otro tipo de arquitectura mucho menos conocida. En su calidad de arquitecto oficial de la Compañía Metropolitana Alfonso XIII, diseñó no sólo las estaciones, bocas y templetes del metro de Madrid, sino también toda una serie de edificios auxiliares entre los que destacan las centrales y s...

  14. The new library building at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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    Kronick, D A; Bowden, V M; Olivier, E R

    1985-01-01

    The new University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Library opened in June 1983, replacing the 1968 library building. Planning a new library building provides an opportunity for the staff to rethink their philosophy of service. Of paramount concern and importance is the need to convey this philosophy to the architects. This paper describes the planning process and the building's external features, interior layouts, and accommodations for technology. Details of the move to the building are considered and various aspects of the building are reviewed. Images PMID:3995205

  15. Finite stage asymmetric repeated games: Both players' viewpoints

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    Li, Lichun

    2017-01-05

    In asymmetric zero-sum games, one player has superior information about the game over the other. It is known that the informed players (maximizer) face the tradeoff of exploiting its superior information at the cost of revealing its superior information, but the basic point of the uninformed player (minimizer)\\'s decision making remains unknown. This paper studies the finite stage asymmetric repeated games from both players\\' viewpoints, and derives that not only security strategies but also the opponents\\' corresponding best responses depends only on the informed player\\'s history action sequences. Moreover, efficient LP formulations to compute both player\\'s security strategies are provided.

  16. Injuries in racket sports among Slovenian players.

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    Kondric, Miran; Matković, Branka R; Furjan-Mandić, Gordana; Hadzić, Vedran; Dervisević, Edvin

    2011-06-01

    On the sample of 83 top Slovenian athletes we have studied the frequency of injuries among table tennis, tennis and badminton players, types of injuries and severity of injuries--the latter based on data of players absences from training and/or competition processes. The most liable parts to injuries are shoulder girdle (17.27%), spine (16.55%) and ankle (15.83%), while foot (10.07%) and wrist (12.23%) are slightly less liable to injuries. The most frequent injuries in racket sports pertain to muscle tissues. According to this data, the majority of injuries occur halfway through a training session or a competition event, mostly during a competition season. The injuries primarily pertain to muscle tissues; these are followed by joint and tendon injuries. There are no differences between male and female players. Compared to other racket sports players, table tennis players suffer from fewer injuries.

  17. Decreased Nerve Conduction Velocity in Football Players

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    Daryoush Didehdar

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Background: Lower limbs nerves are exposed to mechanical injuries in the football players and the purpose of this study is to evaluate the influence of football on the lower leg nerves. Materials and Methods: Nerve conduction studies were done on 35 male college students (20 football players, 15 non active during 2006 to 2007 in the Shiraz rehabilitation faculty. Standard nerve conduction techniques using to evaluate dominant and non dominant lower limb nerves. Results: The motor latency of deep peroneal and tibial nerves of dominant leg of football players and sensory latency of superficial peroneal, tibial and compound nerve action potential of tibial nerve of both leg in football players were significantly prolonged (p<0.05. Motor and sensory nerve conduction velocity of tibial and common peroneal in football players were significant delayed (p<0.05. Conclusion: It is concluded that football is sport with high contact and it causes sub-clinical neuropathies due to nerve entrapment.

  18. Outcomes of microfracture in professional basketball players.

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    Cerynik, Douglas L; Lewullis, Gabriel E; Joves, Brian C; Palmer, Michael P; Tom, James A

    2009-09-01

    Surgical treatment for chondral defects of the knee in competitive running and jumping athletes remains controversial. This study evaluated the performance outcomes of professional basketball players in the National Basketball Association (NBA) who underwent microfracture. Data from 24 professional basketball players from 1997 to 2006 was obtained and analyzed. NBA player efficiency ratings (PER) were calculated for two seasons before and after injury. A control group of 24 players was used for comparison. Study group and control group demographics including age, NBA experience, and minutes per game demonstrated no statistical difference. Mean time to return to an NBA game was 30.0 weeks from the time of surgery. The first season after returning to competition PER and minutes per game decreased by 3.5 (P 0.05) and 3.0 min (P NBA game. On return to competition player performance and minutes per game are diminished.

  19. Executive functioning in highly talented soccer players.

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    Verburgh, Lot; Scherder, Erik J A; van Lange, Paul A M; Oosterlaan, Jaap

    2014-01-01

    Executive functions might be important for successful performance in sports, particularly in team sports requiring quick anticipation and adaptation to continuously changing situations in the field. The executive functions motor inhibition, attention and visuospatial working memory were examined in highly talented soccer players. Eighty-four highly talented youth soccer players (mean age 11.9), and forty-two age-matched amateur soccer players (mean age 11.8) in the age range 8 to 16 years performed a Stop Signal task (motor inhibition), the Attention Network Test (alerting, orienting, and executive attention) and a visuospatial working memory task. The highly talented soccer players followed the talent development program of the youth academy of a professional soccer club and played at the highest national soccer competition for their age. The amateur soccer players played at a regular soccer club in the same geographical region as the highly talented soccer players and play in a regular regional soccer competition. Group differences were tested using analyses of variance. The highly talented group showed superior motor inhibition as measured by stop signal reaction time (SSRT) on the Stop Signal task and a larger alerting effect on the Attention Network Test, indicating an enhanced ability to attain and maintain an alert state. No group differences were found for orienting and executive attention and visuospatial working memory. A logistic regression model with group (highly talented or amateur) as dependent variable and executive function measures that significantly distinguished between groups as predictors showed that these measures differentiated highly talented soccer players from amateur soccer players with 89% accuracy. Highly talented youth soccer players outperform youth amateur players on suppressing ongoing motor responses and on the ability to attain and maintain an alert state; both may be essential for success in soccer.

  20. Incidence of Stingers in Young Rugby Players.

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    Kawasaki, Takayuki; Ota, Chihiro; Yoneda, Takeshi; Maki, Nobukazu; Urayama, Shingo; Nagao, Masashi; Nagayama, Masataka; Kaketa, Takefumi; Takazawa, Yuji; Kaneko, Kazuo

    2015-11-01

    A stinger is a type of neurapraxia of the cervical roots or brachial plexus and represents a reversible peripheral nerve injury. The incidence of and major risk factors for stingers among young rugby players remain uninvestigated. To investigate the incidence, symptoms, and intrinsic risk factors for stingers in elite rugby union teams of young players. Descriptive epidemiology study. A total of 569 male rugby players, including 358 players from 7 high school teams and 211 players from 2 university teams, were investigated using self-administered preseason and postseason questionnaires. The prevalence of a history of stingers was 33.9% (95% CI, 30.3-37.9), and 20.9% (119/569) of players experienced at least 1 episode of a stinger during the season (34.2 [95% CI, 26.2-42.1] events per 1000 player-hours of match exposure). The reinjury rate for stingers per season was 37.3% (95% CI, 30.4-44.2). Using the multivariate Poisson regression method, a history of stingers in the previous season and the grade and position of the player were found to be risk factors for stingers during the current season. The mean severity of injury was 2.9 days, with 79.3% (191/241) of the players not losing any time from playing after sustaining a stinger injury and 5.8% (14/241) of the players recovering within more than 14 days. The most frequent symptom was numbness in the unilateral upper extremity, and the most severe symptom was weakness of grasping (mean severity, 6 days). A logistic regression analysis indicated that a history of stingers in the previous season and an injury with more than 3 symptoms, especially motor weakness, were correlated with the severity of injury. Young rugby players with a history of stingers have a significantly high rate of repeat injuries. Although nearly 80% of the players experienced only minimal (0-1 day) time loss injuries, neurological deficits sometimes last beyond 1 month. A history of stingers was identified to be the strongest risk factor for

  1. Antonio Rodríguez Huéscar y José Ortega y Gasset: Tres cartas

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    Esteban Enguita, José Emilio; Lasaga Medina, José

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    El objetivo principal de este artículo es comentar las cartas que se enviaron Antonio Rodríguez Huéscar y José Ortega y Gasset entre 1942 y 1943. Dichas cartas se incluyen en el artículo. The principal aim of this paper is to comment on the letters which Antonio Rodríguez Huéscar and José Ortega y Gasset sent each other between 1942 and 1943. The above said letters are included in the paper

  2. Los artículos sobre libertad de imprenta de Bentham y Miguel Antonio Caro: divergencias y eventuales correspondencias

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    Gonzalo A. Ramírez Cleves

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza los escritos del jurista inglés jeremy bentham sobre libertad de prensa y su influencia en Venezuela y Colombia en el siglo XIX, teniendo en cuenta la publicación que se hizo de un artículo sobre el tema en La Bagatela de antonio nariño en 1811. El escrito compara el pensamiento de bentham sobre el tema con las ideas conservadoras de miGuel antonio caro a finales del siglo xix publicadas en el periódico El Nacional.

  3. Los artículos sobre libertad de imprenta de Bentham y Miguel Antonio Caro: divergencias y eventuales correspondencias

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    Gonzalo A. Ramírez Cleves

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    Full Text Available El artículo analiza los escritos del jurista inglés Jeremy Bentham sobre libertad de prensa y su influencia en Venezuela y Colombia en el siglo XIX, teniendo en cuenta la publicación que se hizo de un artículo sobre el tema en La Bagatela de Antonio Nariño en 1811. El escrito compara el pensamiento de Bentham sobre el tema con las ideas conservadoras de Miguel Antonio Caro a finales del siglo XIX publicadas en el periódico El Nacional.

  4. PEDAGOGICAL HERITAGE OF ANTONIO GRAMSCI AS A SUBJECT OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOURSE BY MODERN RESEARCHERS ABROAD

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    Olga Dmitrievna Fedotova

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    Full Text Available In this article the problems of research and evaluation of Antonio Gramsci’s theoretical heritage are considered. Empirical data were taken from electronic bibliographic abstract databases «ProQuest Dissertations & Theses» and «Scopus». The article presents the results of two series of research concerning researchers’ publications on Antonio Gramsci’s theoretical heritage issues. The first series aims at defining the state and dynamics of publications by the categories of «Gramsci’s heritage studies». The second series specifies the points of the first series, and contains the issues of using «Gramsci and Education» criterion for defining the authorship of the publications on his theoretical heritage. The article shows that publication activity of teachers can be considered within three clusters of time period. Empirical data analysis by «Gramsci and Education» criterion allows for some meaningful conclusions about chronological distribution and content of publications by modern teachers abroad.

  5. Carnaval de Sodoma de Pedro Antonio Valdez: retratos y vestiduras travestis

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    Julio Penenrey Navarro

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available El travestimiento y las identidades queer son temas obviados y desentendidos por la crítica literaria que la novela Carnaval de Sodoma (2002, del escritor dominicano Pedro Antonio Valdez, ha merecido hasta el momento. A través del surgimiento de tres personajes travestidos de la obra —Tora, el Barón del cementerio-La Fortunata y Changsán- Princesa de Jade— examinaremos cómo la acción travesti desestabiliza el imaginario de naturalización y de complementariedad que el discurso normativo ha asignado a los géneros tradicionales (masculino/femenino, y repensaremos nociones como género y sexualidad, comúnmente establecidas por el pensamiento heterocentrado como entidades fijas e inmutables. Cross-dressing and queer identities constitute themes that are ignored and neglected by the literary critic that the novel Carnaval de Sodoma (2002, by Dominican writer Pedro Antonio Valdez has had until now. We will analyze three transvestite characters —Tora, the Baron of the graveyard-La Fortunata and Changsán-Princess of Jade— and examine how the transvestite action destabilize the naturalization and complementarization imaginary that the normative discourse has assigned to the traditional genders (masculine/femenine. We will rethink notions such as gender and sexuality, usually established by the heterocentered thought as fixe and immutable entities.

  6. A tradição esquecida: estudo sobre a sociologia de Antonio Candido

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    Jackson Luiz Carlos

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo pretende avaliar a importância de Antonio Candido nas Ciências Sociais brasileiras e a relação entre Sociologia e crítica literária na obra do autor. Nesse sentido, Os Parceiros do Rio Bonito (tese defenfida em 1954 na USP, publicada em livro em 1964 é filiado ao ensaísmo e aproximado de Formação da Literatura Brasileira (1959. Discute-se em que medida Os Parceiros do Rio Bonito deve ser lido como monografia antropológica e produto acadêmico da FFCL/USP e/ou como interpretação mais ampla da formação social brasileira. Nossa hipótese afirma que o livro responde, apesar da evidente distância temática, à mesma preocupação que orientou a redação de Formação da Literatura Brasileira, apontando para uma unidade interna à diversidade da produção intelectual de Antonio Candido, o que a vincula a problemas típicos da tradição ensaística brasileira.

  7. Juan Gómez de Mora, Antonio Mancelli y Cassiano dal Pozzo

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    Barbeito, José Manuel

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    Full Text Available When in 1626 Cardinal Barberini arrived in Madrid, one of the rooms in his chambers in the Casas del Tesoro was decorated with a group of maps and plans. Thanks to new documentation in the Royal Palace Archive, we have a description of these works and know that they were purchased from Antonio Mancelli through the intervention of Gómez de Mora. Given that Cassiano dal Pozzo, a passionate collector of drawings and prints was one of the members of the Cardinal’s legation, the author analyses the relationship among these three personages, with the city of Madrid as the stage, and for which precisely Mancelli created the first urban planimetry.Cuando en 1626 vino a Madrid el cardenal legado Barberini, una de las estancias de su aposento en las Casas del Tesoro se decoró con un conjunto de mapas y planos. Gracias a nueva documentación del Archivo de Palacio poseemos una descripción de estas obras y sabemos que se compraron a Antonio Mancelli por intermedio de Gómez de Mora. Dado que entre los miembros de la legación se encontraba Cassiano dal Pozzo, apasionado coleccionista de dibujos y grabados, el artículo analiza la relación entre estos tres personajes. Y lo hace sobre el escenario de una ciudad, Madrid, que deberá precisamente a Mancelli su primera planimetría urbana.

  8. El cardo, el ave y la verdad. Entrevista con el pintor Antonio López

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    Jean-Philippe Peynot

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Antonio López es reconocido como uno de los más grandes pintores actuales por numerosas instituciones y por un público muy amplio. Al escoger pintar su entorno más cercano, de manera realista y sin imponer siquiera un estilo, supo que su camino sería difícil y solitario, lejos de los críticos de arte, curadores, galeristas y otros actores de la escena contemporánea. De la fidelidad de su mirada nació una obra, y de esta obra nació el pintor, que nos habla en esta entrevista, al horizonte de una verdad. Entre otros reconocimientos Antonio López recibió el Premio Príncipe de Asturias de las Artes en 1985 y el Premio Velázquez de Artes Plásticas en 2006.

  9. Complex landsliding processes affecting San Antonio de Pascua, Siquirres, Costa Rica

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    Giovanni Peraldo

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo tiene como propósito describir, mediante reconocimiento de campo y fotointerpretación, el área compleja de remoción en masa de San Antonio de Pascua, en el cantón de Siquirres, Provincia de Limón. Debido a este proceso complejo de remoción en masa, la población de San Antonio de Pascua se ve afectada en su desarrollo futuro a nivel de infraestructura, producción primaria, entre otros. Aún cuando es una población rural, podría tener un proceso de desarrollo acelerado debido a los cambios que provocaría la construcción de un proyecto hidroeléctrico de gran tamaño por parte del Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE, por lo que hay que prevenir desde ahora un desarrollo desadaptado a las características adversas del medio. Asimismo, se plantea la preocupación sobre la construcción del embalse de la obra hidroeléctrica proyectada por el ICE cerca del área, pues esta obra podría desequilibrar el medio en cuanto a aguas subterráneas y acelerar procesos de remoción en masa en el área de estudio y sus alrededores.

  10. Biblioteca Pública del distrito de Latina "Antonio Mingote". Madrid/España

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    Rodríguez Partearroyo, F.

    1997-12-01

    Full Text Available The public library "Antonio Mingote" of Latina’s district in Madrid is one element more that maintains The Regional Plan of Libraries of Comunidad de Madrid. It is about a building that adjusts to the canon of the scheme for district's public library, with outstanding technical and architectural contributions, as much for the distribution of the spaces as for the constructive solutions particularly in the treatment of its front's materials.

    La biblioteca pública "Antonio Mingote" del distrito de Latina en Madrid es un elemento más que da soporte al Plan Regional de Bibliotecas de la Comunidad de Madrid. Se trata de un edificio que se ajusta canónicamente al esquema de biblioteca pública de distrito, con aportaciones técnicas y arquitectónicas notables, tanto por la distribución de los espacios como por las soluciones constructivas, en especial en el tratamiento de sus cerramientos exteriores.

  11. Antonio E. Puente: Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Independent Practice.

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    Presents Antonio E. Puente as the 2011 winner of the American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Independent Practice. "For his decades of efforts to enhance the recognition of psychologists in providing health care services, through his work with the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Panel to develop and maintain appropriate CPT codes for the breadth of professional practice; for his willingness to participate in litigation establishing the expertise of neuropsychologists to testify in court about their findings; for his tireless work in cross-cultural assessment relative to criminal trials; for his leadership of professional societies in clinical neuropsychology; for his promotion of legislation and policy at all levels of government; and for his countless other contributions to the enhancement of independent practice in psychology. Antonio Puente is a far-thinking visionary who freely shares his knowledge to improve the quality of psychological practice and the reimbursement system that attests to the worth of the profession. He is the very embodiment of the psychologist for whom this award is intended." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved).

  12. Examining Player Anger in World of Warcraft

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    Barnett, Jane; Coulson, Mark; Foreman, Nigel

    This questionnaire study of the sources of anger in World of Warcraft applies classical quantitative measurement scale construction to a new problem, generating a host of questionnaire items that could find use in future studies, and identifying four major categories of events that cause negative effect among players. First, 33 players provided examples of in-game scenarios that had made them angry, and their responses were culled to create a 93-item battery rated by hundreds of player respondents in terms of anger intensity and anger frequency. An iterative process of factor analysis and scale reliability assessment led to a 28-item instrument measuring four anger-provoking factors: Raids/Instances, Griefers, Perceived Time Wasting, and Anti-social Players. These anger-causing scenarios were then illustrated by concrete examples from player and researcher experiences in World of Warcraft. One striking finding is that players become angry at other players' negative behavior, regardless of whether that behavior was intended to harm.

  13. Applied physiology of female soccer players.

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    Davis, J A; Brewer, J

    1993-09-01

    Women's soccer is in its infancy as a sport and research into its physiological demands and the physical characteristics of players is somewhat limited. There is now an increasing demand for scientific investigation of the female game and of the players, match analysis and role variations requiring particular attention. Current research suggests that the demands of the game for women are similar to those placed on male players. Women are reported to cover a similar distance (mean 8471m) to their male counterparts during a game and much the same proportions of the game appear to be devoted to exercise of varying intensities. Furthermore, female and male players appear to tax the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems to a similar level. The physical and physiological characteristics of female soccer players are comparable with those of other female games players and are more favourable than average for the population. Mean body fat percentages of between 19.7 and 22.0% and VO2max values of between 47.1 and 57.6 ml/kg/min have been reported for elite female players, while faster than average sprint times are also characteristic of them.

  14. Simulation of hydrologic conditions and suspended-sediment loads in the San Antonio River Basin downstream from San Antonio, Texas, 2000-12

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    Banta, J. Ryan; Ockerman, Darwin J.

    2014-01-01

    Suspended sediment in rivers and streams can play an important role in ecological health of rivers and estuaries and consequently is an important issue for water-resource managers. To better understand suspended-sediment loads and transport in a watershed, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the San Antonio River Authority, developed a Hydrological Simulation Program—FORTRAN model to simulate hydrologic conditions and suspended-sediment loads during 2000–12 for four watersheds, which comprise the overall study area in the San Antonio River Basin (hereinafter referred to as the “USGS–2014 model”). The study area consists of approximately 2,150 square miles encompassing parts of Bexar, Guadalupe, Wilson, Karnes, DeWitt, Goliad, Victoria, and Refugio Counties. The USGS–2014 model was calibrated for hydrology and suspended sediment for 2006–12. Overall, model-fit statistics and graphic evaluations from the calibration and testing periods provided multiple lines of evidence indicating that the USGS–2014 model simulations of hydrologic and suspended-sediment conditions were mostly “good” to “very good.” Model simulation results indicated that approximately 1,230 tons per day of suspended sediment exited the study area and were delivered to the Guadalupe River during 2006–12, of which approximately 62 percent originated upstream from the study area. Sample data and simulated model results indicate that most of the suspended-sediment load in the study area consisted of silt- and clay-sized particles (less than 0.0625 millimeters). The Cibolo Creek watershed was the largest contributor of suspended sediment from the study area. For the entire study area, open/developed land and cropland exhibited the highest simulated soil erosion rates; however, the largest contributions of sediment (by land-cover type) were pasture and forest/rangeland/shrubland, which together composed approximately 80 percent of the land cover of the

  15. Tradición y modernidad en la obra de Antonio López = Tradition and Modernity in Antonio López’s works

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    María Ruiz de Loizaga Martín

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    Full Text Available Resumen: A lo largo de su trayectoria artística, son muchas y muy variadas las influencias que ha recibido Antonio López hasta emerger como el principal representante del realismo español. Esas fuentes tan diversas –pintores del Trecento y el Quattrocento, el cubismo, el surrealismo, la pintura metafísica, el mundo clásico, el arte español, Velázquez, Vermeer, etc.– reflejan su progresiva evolución pictórica, que no presenta rupturas, y evidencian la admiración que siente hacia otros artistas y su conocimiento de la historia del arte antiguo y contemporáneo. Asimismo, algunas de sus obras, como sus vistas aéreas, sugieren su comparación con el impresionismo. El papel que juega la fotografía es un elemento fundamental en esta comparativa. La admiración que despierta no es sólo a nivel profesional, sino también humano. A través de las entrevistas, el receptor es consciente de la humanidad de este genio y del sentido e intención última de su obra.Abstract: Antonio López has been the recipient of many different influences throughout his artistic career, crowned by the unofficial title of main figure of Spanish Realism. These sources, that range from Trecento and Quattrocento paintings to Cubism, Surrealism, metaphysical painting, the classic world, Spanish art, Velázquez or Vermeer show a steady pictorial development and demonstrate his admiration for other artists and his knowledge of Ancient and Contemporary art history. In addition, his aerial views can be compared with Impressionism. Photography’s role is a basic element in this comparison. His works trigger the admiration both from a technical and a human point of view. By the interviews, the public is aware of the humanity of this genius as well as the meaning and the final intention of his work.

  16. Computing Decoupled Residuals for Compact Disc Players

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    Odgaard, Peter Fogh; Stoustrup, Jakob; Andersen, Palle

    2006-01-01

    In order to improve Compact Disc Players playability regarding playing Compact Discs with surface faults, like scratches and fingerprints etc, the attention has been put on fault tolerant control schemes. Almost every of those methods are based on fault detection. The standard approach is to use...... a pair of residuals generated by Compact Disc Player. However, these residuals depend on the performance of position servos in the Compact Disc Player. In other publications of the same authors a pair of decoupled residuals is derived. However, the computation of these alternative residuals has been...

  17. Towards Player-Driven Procedural Content Generation

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    Shaker, Noor; Yannakakis, Georgios N.; Togelius, Julian

    2012-01-01

    Generating immersive game content is one of the ultimate goals for a game designer. This goal can be achieved by realizing the fact that players’ perception of the same game differ according to a number of factors including: players’ personality, playing styles, expertise and culture background....... While one player might find the game immersive, others may quit playing as a result of encountering a seemingly insoluble problem. One promising avenue towards optimizing the gameplay experience for individual game players is to tailor player experience in real-time via automatic game content generation......-driven content generation....

  18. Antonio Mollari e l’architettura nelle Marche dal Neoclassico al Purismo / Antonio Mollari and architecture in Marche region from Neoclassicism to Purism

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    Fabio Mariano

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    The early architectural "functionalist" Neoclassicism introduced in the Papal State by the genius of Vanvitelli, with his early works in the Marches, had defined a new design language and a particular simplified taste in architectural decorum, played on the widespread use of clay enriched with essential emphases stone, which will affect the architectural production in the Marches to beyond the eighteenth century. The Napoleonic invasion (1797 will shake the backwardness of the state papal introducing new modern principles of land management and planning, mapping and cadastral new tools, new types of architecture-related services, new roles assigned to public engineers and architects. Linearity, proportion and good taste became theoretical assumptions; constructive correctness and rational correspondence between functions and plans became the yardstick; a serene simplification of forms constantly connected to the economic program was married with recovery of the classical models and Vitruvian read back through the mediation treatises of Vignola and especially of Palladio. All news largely implemented after the Restoration of the Papal rule, where the professional figure of Antonio Mollari, after his exploits in the new Stock Exchange Building in Trieste, is inserted in the vein of architectural Purism. It was "more than a passing circumvention the neoclassical experience", it was a final declination of the broader cultural movement of the European neoclassical, by now exhausted, placed in a few decades, until the papacy of Pius IX, and before the next eclectic anthology of historical revivals.

  19. High School Football Players Use Their Helmets to Tackle Other Players Despite Knowing the Risks

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    Kuriyama, Andrew M; Nakatsuka, Austin S

    2017-01-01

    There is greater attention to head-related injuries and concussions in American football. The helmet's structural safety and the way that football players use their helmets are important in preventing head injuries. Current strategies include penalizing players for high-risk behavior such as leading with their helmet or hitting an opposing player above the shoulder. Passive strategies include helmet modification to better protect the head of the players or to change the playing style of the players. Hawai‘i high school varsity football players were surveyed to determine how they use their helmets and how a new helmet design would affect their style of play. One hundred seventy-seven surveys were completed; 79% said that they used their helmet to hit an opposing player during a tackle and 46% said they made this contact intentionally. When asked about modifying helmets with a soft material on the outside, 48% said they thought putting a soft cover over a regular helmet would protect their head better. However, many participants said that putting a soft cover over their regular helmet was a bad idea for various reasons. Most young football players use their helmets to block or tackle despite being taught they would be penalized or potentially injured if they did so. By gaining a better understanding of why and how players use their helmets and how they would respond to new helmet designs, steps can be taken to reduce head injuries for all levels of play.

  20. Technical player profiles related to the physical fitness of young female volleyball players predict team performance.

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    Dávila-Romero, C; Hernández-Mocholí, M A; García-Hermoso, A

    2015-03-01

    This study is divided into three sequential stages: identification of fitness and game performance profiles (individual player performance), an assessment of the relationship between these profiles, and an assessment of the relationship between individual player profiles and team performance during play (in championship performance). The overall study sample comprised 525 (19 teams) female volleyball players aged 12-16 years and a subsample (N.=43) used to examine study aims one and two was selected from overall sample. Anthropometric, fitness and individual player performance (actual game) data were collected in the subsample. These data were analyzed through clustering methods, ANOVA and independence chi-square test. Then, we investigated whether the proportion of players with the highest individual player performance profile might predict a team's results in the championship. Cluster analysis identified three volleyball fitness profiles (high, medium, and low) and two individual player performance profiles (high and low). The results showed a relationship between both types of profile (fitness and individual player performance). Then, linear regression revealed a moderate relationship between the number of players with a high volleyball fitness profile and a team's results in the championship (R2=0.23). The current study findings may enable coaches and trainers to manage training programs more efficiently in order to obtain tailor-made training, identify volleyball-specific physical fitness training requirements and reach better results during competitions.

  1. El mayor laboratorio en física del mundo Juan Antonio Rubio, candidato a dirigir el CERN

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    The spanish Government presented last Friday at the CERN Council Juan Antonio Rubio, as candidate for the post of Director General of CERN. It's the first time that the spanish Government proposes a candidate for the Direction of this international research center. (2/3 page)

  2. Antonio de Mendoza; First Viceroy of Mexico. The Tinker Pamphlet Series for the Teaching of Mexican American Heritage.

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    Miller, Hubert J.

    As Mexico's first viceroy, Antonio de Mendoza's most noteworthy achievement was his laying the basis of colonial government in New Spain which continued, with modifications, for 300 years. Although he was lenient in dealing with the shortcomings of his Indian and Spanish subjects, he took a firm stand in dealing with the rebellious Indians in the…

  3. Rio de Janeirost Tallinna, 75 kraadi Celsiuse järgi / Antonio Claudio Carvalho ; tõlk. Reet Varblane

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    Carvalho, Antonio Claudio

    2006-01-01

    Juhendaja Antonio Claudio Carvalho Eesti Kunstiakadeemia üliõpilastele toimunud maalimeistriklassist "Ava oma silmad" ja lõpunäitusest Eesti Kunstiakadeemia galeriis. Enne näitust näitasid üliõpilased tööd, mida nad ise pidasid parimaks, kunstikriitik Heie Treierile

  4. Los Angeles Takes over Its School District: An Overview of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's Bid to Restructure LAUSD. Policy Note

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    Ramirez, Hernan

    2007-01-01

    Across the nation, takeovers of schools or entire systems by mayors, state legislatures, or control boards have come as a result of increasing pressure to improve low performing schools, particularly those in central cities serving disadvantaged or minority students. Citing a need for improvement in the city's schools, Antonio Villaraigosa…

  5. Antonio Carlos Secchin, o poeta como crítico ou o crítico como poeta.

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    Luís Jobim, José

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    Neste artigo, tratarei  da obra poética de Antonio Carlos Secchin , um escritor cuja atividade como crítico literário teve amplo conhecimento em todo Brasil, mas cuja poesia até agora não recebeu a devida atenção.

  6. Food, feeding, and refuelling of Red Knots during northward migration at San Antonio Oeste, Rio Negro, Argentina

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    Gonzalez, PM; Piersma, T; Verkuil, Y; González, Patricia M.

    1996-01-01

    We studied the food and feeding ecology of Red Knots Calidris canutus rufa on an area of rocky flat, or restinga, near San Antonio Oeste in the northwest of Golfo San Matias, Provincia de Rio Negro, Argentina in March 1992. These Red Knots are on their way north, from ''wintering'' areas in Tierra d

  7. Rodriquez V. San Antonio Independent School District: Gathering the Ayes of Texas--The Politics of School Finance Reform

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    Yudof, Mark G.; Morgan, Daniel C.

    1974-01-01

    An historical account is given of movements toward educational finance reform in Texas, culminating in the Rodriquez v. San Antonio Independent School District case and its aftermath. The role of political pressures applied by various interest groups is traced and the prospects for future reform assessed. (EH)

  8. An Evaluation of the Horizon Scholarship Program in the Edgewood Independent School District, San Antonio, Texas: The First Year.

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    Peterson, Paul E.; Myers, David; Howell, William G.

    This report provides preliminary information on what needs to be learned about the systematic impact of voucher programs and the characteristics of students and families who make use of the Horizon voucher program in the Edgewood Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas. This initial report answers questions about the systemic impact of…

  9. Rio de Janeirost Tallinna, 75 kraadi Celsiuse järgi / Antonio Claudio Carvalho ; tõlk. Reet Varblane

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    Carvalho, Antonio Claudio

    2006-01-01

    Juhendaja Antonio Claudio Carvalho Eesti Kunstiakadeemia üliõpilastele toimunud maalimeistriklassist "Ava oma silmad" ja lõpunäitusest Eesti Kunstiakadeemia galeriis. Enne näitust näitasid üliõpilased tööd, mida nad ise pidasid parimaks, kunstikriitik Heie Treierile

  10. Proceedings of the 1989 Structural Integrity Program Conference Held in San Antonio, Texas on 5-7 Dec 1989

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    1990-04-01

    ASD/ENF 0800-0830 A Procedure for Separation of Gust and Maneuver Loads Dr F. Eichenbaum and J. W. Chapman - Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company D...Systems Research Laboratory Ward Rummel Martin Marietta / Denver Lindy Shambaugh Pratt & Whitney / Florida Bob Stone San Antonio-A LC/MMFR Sharon Vukelich

  11. The Cheerleader and the Football Player.

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    Patil, Malati

    2001-01-01

    Describes an activity in physics using a narrative about a bet between a cheerleader who claims she can lift a 300-pound football player off the ground. Includes questions, teaching notes, and solutions. (MM)

  12. Menstrual cycle disorders in female volleyball players.

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    Wodarska, M; Witkoś, J; Drosdzol-Cop, A; Dąbrowska, J; Dąbrowska-Galas, M; Hartman, M; Plinta, R; Skrzypulec-Plinta, V

    2013-07-01

    The aim of this study was to examine the relation between increased physical activity and menstrual disorders in adolescent female volleyball players. The study was conducted on 210 Polish female volleyball players, aged 13-17 years, the authorship questionnaire was used. The results of the study showed that irregular menstruation occurred in 19% of girls, spotting between menstrual periods in 27% and heavy menstruation was reported in 33% of girls. Out of all volleyball female players participating in the study, 94 girls (45%) declared absence of menstrual periods after regular cycles. Statistical analysis showed that the more training hours per week, the bigger probability of the occurrence of irregular menstruation. It was concluded that the number of hours of volleyball training per week affects regularity of menstrual cycles in female volleyball players. The absence of menstruation might be caused by the duration of training per week or years of training.

  13. Towards Generic Models of Player Experience

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    Shaker, Noor; Shaker, Mohammad; Abou-Zleikha, Mohamed

    2015-01-01

    further examine whether generic features of player be- haviour can be defined and used to boost the modelling per- formance. The accuracies obtained in both experiments in- dicate a promise for the proposed approach and suggest that game-independent player experience models can be built.......-dependent and their applicability is usually limited to the system and the data used for model construction. Establishing models of user experience that are highly scalable while maintaing the performance constitutes an important research direction. In this paper, we propose generic models of user experience in the computer games...... domain. We employ two datasets collected from players in- teractions with two games from different genres where accu- rate models of players experience were previously built. We take the approach one step further by investigating the mod- elling mechanism ability to generalise over the two datasets. We...

  14. Video Player Keyboard Shortcuts: MedlinePlus

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    ... page: https://medlineplus.gov/hotkeys.html Video Player Keyboard Shortcuts To use the sharing features on this ... enable JavaScript. MedlinePlus offers a set of accessible keyboard shortcuts for our latest Health videos on the ...

  15. Scouting the Elite, Unbreakable Football Player.

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    Moore, M

    1981-02-01

    Some NFL football teams see physiological profiling as a means to protect and enhance their competitive and business success. Whether football players will benefit by increased performance and fewer injuries remains to be seen.

  16. Discharge between San Antonio Bay and Aransas Bay, southern Gulf Coast, Texas, May-September 1999

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    East, Jeffery W.

    2001-01-01

    Along the Gulf Coast of Texas, many estuaries and bays are important habitat and nurseries for aquatic life. San Antonio Bay and Aransas Bay, located about 50 and 30 miles northeast, respectively, of Corpus Christi, are two important estuarine nurseries on the southern Gulf Coast of Texas (fig. 1). According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, “Almost 80 percent of the seagrasses [along the Texas Gulf Coast] are located in the Laguna Madre, an estuary that begins just south of Corpus Christi Bay and runs southward 140 miles to South Padre Island. Most of the remaining seagrasses, about 45,000 acres, are located in the heavily traveled San Antonio, Aransas and Corpus Christi Bay areas” (Shook, 2000).Population growth has led to greater demands on water supplies in Texas. The Texas Water Development Board, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission have the cooperative task of determining inflows required to maintain the ecological health of the State’s streams, rivers, bays, and estuaries. To determine these inflow requirements, the three agencies collect data and conduct studies on the need for instream flows and freshwater/ saline water inflows to Texas estuaries.To assist in the determination of freshwater inflow requirements, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Texas Water Development Board, conducted a hydrographic survey of discharge (flow) between San Antonio Bay and Aransas Bay during the period May–September 1999. Automated instrumentation and acoustic technology were used to maximize the amount and quality of data that were collected, while minimizing personnel requirements. This report documents the discharge measured at two sites between the bays during May–September 1999 and describes the influences of meteorologic (wind and tidal) and hydrologic (freshwater inflow) conditions on discharge between the two bays. The movement of water between the bays is

  17. Does the Quantum Player Always Win the Classical One?

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    ZHAO Hai-Jun; FANG Xi-Ming

    2004-01-01

    @@ We study quantum games in which the players have different strategic spaces. We find that the player who can use a quantum strategic space does not always possess more payoffs than the player who is restricted to apply only classical strategies. We find the condition of the classical player getting more payoffs than the quantum player. We also find that the game exhibits intriguing structures.

  18. RETIRED MATCHES AMONG MALE PROFESSIONAL TENNIS PLAYERS

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to explore the effect of characteristics of various games and players on the proportion of retired tennis matches in the Open Era of tennis. The data included over 420,000 matches played among 17,553 tennis players in the period from 1968 to the end of 2010. The influence of the surface type was clearly confirmed, with the proportion of retired matches being higher on hard and clay courts compared to grass and carpet surfaces. Similarly, more retired matches were observed in outdoor venues than in indoor ones. The impact of other variables, tournament types, rounds at which the game was played and both players' ranks, is more ambiguous. Our interpretation of the obtained results is presented in the paper. Network analytic methods were applied to extract players with the most retired matches in their careers. Eventually, we defined a group of top tennis players and gave a more precise insight into retired matches in that group. Correspondence analysis was used to visually display the two-mode network of top players and the proportion of retired matches by surface type

  19. Cortical thinning in former professional soccer players.

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    Koerte, Inga K; Mayinger, Michael; Muehlmann, Marc; Kaufmann, David; Lin, Alexander P; Steffinger, Denise; Fisch, Barbara; Rauchmann, Boris-Stephan; Immler, Stefanie; Karch, Susanne; Heinen, Florian R; Ertl-Wagner, Birgit; Reiser, Maximilian; Stern, Robert A; Zafonte, Ross; Shenton, Martha E

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    Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. Soccer players are at high risk for repetitive subconcussive head impact when heading the ball. Whether this leads to long-term alterations of the brain's structure associated with cognitive decline remains unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate cortical thickness in former professional soccer players using high-resolution structural MR imaging. Fifteen former male professional soccer players (mean age 49.3 [SD 5.1] years) underwent high-resolution structural 3 T MR imaging, as well as cognitive testing. Fifteen male, age-matched former professional non-contact sport athletes (mean age 49.6 [SD 6.4] years) served as controls. Group analyses of cortical thickness were performed using voxel-based statistics. Soccer players demonstrated greater cortical thinning with increasing age compared to controls in the right inferolateral-parietal, temporal, and occipital cortex. Cortical thinning was associated with lower cognitive performance as well as with estimated exposure to repetitive subconcussive head impact. Neurocognitive evaluation revealed decreased memory performance in the soccer players compared to controls. The association of cortical thinning and decreased cognitive performance, as well as exposure to repetitive subconcussive head impact, further supports the hypothesis that repetitive subconcussive head impact may play a role in early cognitive decline in soccer players. Future studies are needed to elucidate the time course of changes in cortical thickness as well as their association with impaired cognitive function and possible underlying neurodegenerative process.

  20. Dispersal and effects of the Antonio Gramsci oil spill in the Stockholm archipelago

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    Notini, M.; Mattsson, J.; Linden, O.

    1980-02-01

    In February 1979 the Russian tanker Antonio Gramsci grounded outside Lettland; 6000 tons of oil were spread in the Baltic. A part of this was passed to the Swedish coast by easterly winds. Effects of the oil have been studied. The greatest effects were observed on organisms living by the seashore, especially crustaceans, which were in direct contact with the oil. The oil had been in the water quite a long time before it reached the Swedish coast. The most poisoning components (volatile aromatics) were not present, and the effects were limited. In some places cleaning caused damages because of the steam used. Fish from the area contained more oil than normal. In mussels there was no excess oil.

  1. Fundamentos de Inteligencia Artificial: Entrevista con Antonio Benítez

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    Asier Arias

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Antonio Benítez, profesor de Lógica en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, ha dedicado buena parte de su labor docente e investigadora a la inteligencia artificial y a la filosofía de la mente y de la ciencia cognitiva. Recientemente ha publicado una obra en tres volúmenes titulada Fundamentos de Inteligencia Artificial (el tercer volumen, dedicado a la inteligencia artificial bioinspirada, aparecerá en los próximos meses. La misma ofrece una guía práctica de introducción a la programación en inteligencia artificial de clara y cabal factura, además de una cuidada introducción a los aspectos teóricos de la disciplina. En esta entrevista nos habla de esta obra y de la ciencia cognitiva en general.

  2. Francisco antonio cano: escultor y maestro de la escuela nacional de bellas artes

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    Marta Fajardo

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available The teacher Francisco Antonio Caro (Yarumal, 1865 – Bogotá, 1935 was the first Colombian artist to exercise sculpture in a professional way. From his professorship, he taught the foundations of his work and responded with efficiency to public and private responsibilities. Although he is recognized as one of Colombian’s more outstanding painters of his generation, his work as sculptor has not been equally valued. Our purpose is to point out Cano’s most significant contributions to commemorative and ornamental sculpture which, besides enriching spaces and places of Bogotá and other cities, exercised a remarkable educational work directed as much toward the people of the city as to his students in the National School of Fine Arts.

  3. Dietary intakes of macronutrients among Mexican Americans and Anglo Americans: the San Antonio heart study.

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    Haffner, S M; Knapp, J A; Hazuda, H P; Stern, M P; Young, E A

    1985-12-01

    Twenty-four-hour dietary recalls were obtained on 1254 Mexican Americans (MA) and 916 Anglo Americans (AA), aged 25 to 64, as part of the San Antonio heart study, a population-based survey of cardiovascular risk factors from 1979 to 1982. In order to separate the effects of ethnicity from those of socioeconomic status (SES), we sampled subjects in three distinct neighborhoods: a low income MA neighborhood (barrio), a middle income neighborhood, and an upper income, predominantly Anglo, neighborhood. Intakes of protein, fat, and carbohydrate were similar to those found in other dietary surveys (NHANES, LRC). MA females living in the barrio consumed more cholesterol than either Anglos or MAs living in the other two neighborhoods. In MA males, the rise in the Hegsted Score with increasing SES paralleled the rise in LDL cholesterol with rising SES reported previously by our group. Females consumed a less atherogenic diet than males.

  4. Antonio Smith (1832-1877: propuesta de catalogación de su obra

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    Lorena Villegas Medrano

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Smith en la búsqueda de una expresión personal se apartó de la jerarquía temática impuesta por la Academia de Pintura. Cultivó dos géneros preferentemente: el paisaje y la caricatura. Sin embargo, su figura ha sido escasamente estudiada, no existiendo un catastro de su obra. Por lo que proponemos catalogarla dentro del marco de la investigación "Antonio Smith, ¿Historia del paisaje en Chile?" La metodología empleada considera los aspectos formales de procedencia y publicaciones de las obras aplicando estándares implementados por el Centro de Documentación de Bienes Patrimoniales. Este trabajo busca generar información concisa, especializada y actualizada del legado de Smith.

  5. Sul soggiorno del pittore Antonio Mancini in Irlanda nell’autunno del 1907

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    Michele Amedei

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available This essay focuses on the portraits painted by Antonio Mancini (Rome, 1852-1930 during his stay in Dublin, in autumn 1907. Mancini, who belonged to the Italian Verismo movement, painted several self-portraits as well as portraits of well known Irish figures including Ruth Shine (Hugh Lane’s sister, Lady Augusta Gregory and William Butler Yeats. For the Irish intellectuals he met in Dublin Mancini became a symbol of individuality, humility and sincerity. As a result, Mancini’s imagination may be interpreted in relation with that of Martin, the young protagonist of Yeats and Lady Gregory’s play The Unicorn from the Stars (1907. This study concludes with an interpretation of Mancini’s painting entitled The Maker of Figures donated by John Singer Sargent to the Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane in the early 1900s.

  6. Hormone-receptor positive breast cancer: highlights from the 39(TH) San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

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    Zucchini, Giorgia; Montemurro, Filippo

    2017-06-01

    The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium is considered one of the most influential international meetings focusing on breast cancer management, covering several areas of study from basic research to clinical practice topics. a number of oral presentations addressing hormone receptor-positive breast cancer brought new data about critical subjects like the optimal duration of adjuvant endocrine therapy, new prognostic markers and their potential role in guiding adjuvant treatment choices, new insights into genomic alterations acquired during the metastatic process, and pharmacologic strategies to overcome resistance to endocrine therapy. This article aims at summarizing some of the presentations that, in our opinion, are expected to have an impact on clinical practice and research programs in this patient population.

  7. Antonio Ascenzi (1915-2000), a pathologist devoted to anthropology and paleopathology.

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    Giuffra, V; Minozzi, S; Marinozzi, S; Fornaciari, G

    2010-02-01

    Antonio Ascenzi is well known within the scientific community for his original contributions to morbid anatomy and in particular for his studies on the fields of bone biology, bone biomechanics, haematology and congenital heart disease. Additionally, Ascenzi was also interested in human evolution and applied his deep knowledge of pathology to ancient human remains, conducting research in paleoanthropology on fossilized Neanderthal specimens found in Italy. The name of Ascenzi is linked with the discovery and study of the most ancient Italian bone fossils, namely the Ceprano skull, an early specimen of Homo erectus. Furthermore, his pioneering researches on the Uan Muhuggiag and Grottarossa mummies and his rigorous studies on several aspects and problems concerning the pathologies of past human populations made him a pioneer in the fields of Italian mummiology and paleopathology. The thread that linked his diversified research interests outside and within human anthropology was a profound passion for the search and discovery of scientific truth.

  8. Excavaciones en la misión San Antonio de Padua, Alta California

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    Robert L. Hoover

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    Full Text Available California Polytechnic State University has carried out archeological studies in Mission Antonio de Padua, located in Monterrey County, California. The archeo­logical potential of this site has made it useful in designing research plans for teaching anthropology students.This article describes in detail the characteristics of the residences and other buildings that make up the mission, as well as the business and domestic activities that took place in each. During excavation, it was possible to observe how the different stages of construction at the mission show the degrees of influence and merging of the materials and techniques introduced by the missionaries, with forms and functions that were a contribution of the native people, producing a series of artifacts that reflect a Spanish-Mexican-Indian cultural syncretism.

  9. Razonamiento a priori y argumento ontológico en Antonio Rosmini

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    Juan F. Franck

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Rosmini’s criticism of the ontological argument finds its place between those of Aquinas and of Kant. With the former he shares the denial of the evidence of God’s essence quoad nos, and with the latter, his acknowledgment of the decisive character of the nucleus of the ontological argument for all other proofs of God’s existence. Such nucleus consists for Rosmini in the possibility of developing an a priori reasoning, different from the ontological one, be it in its Anselmian, Cartesian or Leibnizian form, which would justify the validity of the other proofs and the fascination exercised by the ontological argument. Key words: A Priori Reasoning, Ontological Argument, Antonio Rosmini.

  10. Technical photography for mural paintings: the newly discovered frescoes in Aci Sant’Antonio (Sicily, Italy

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    A. Cosentino

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    Full Text Available A cycle of 18th century frescoes, depicting the last days of Christ on earth, were recently discovered in Aci Sant’Antonio (Sicily, Italy. The paintings survive along the corners of an originally square chapel that was altered in the early 20th century, acquiring the current octagonal plan. This paper presents the results of the technical photography documentation of these wall paintings and illustrates the methodological challenges that were posed during their examination. Raking light photography was used to reveal the paintings’ state of conservation, details of the plaster work and painting techniques. Ultraviolet fluorescence and infrared false color photography were also performed to evaluate areas of interest for further analytical and diagnostic studies. The first striking feature is the lack of giornate. Only pontate are clearly seen in all the scenes thus indicating that in the larger paint areas, a mixed of fresco and secco technique would have been used.

  11. Characterization of the geothermal resource at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas. Phase I report

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    Lawford, T.W.; Malone, C.R.; Allman, D.W.; Zeisloft, J.; Foley, D.

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    The geothermal resource under Lackland Air Force Base (AFB), San Antonio, Texas was studied. It is the conclusion of the investigators that a geothermal well drilled at the site recommended by this study has a high probability of delivering geothermal fluids in sufficient quantity and at adequate temperatures to support a projected space and domestic hot water heating system. An exploratory production well location is recommended in the southwest sector of the base, based upon geologic conditions and the availability of sufficient open space to support the drilling operation. It is projected that a production well drilled at the recommended location would produce geothermal fluid of 130 to 145/sup 0/F at a rate of approximately 1000 gpm with reasonable fluid drawdowns. The Environmental Assessment for the drilling portion of the project has been completed, and no irreversible or irretrievable impacts are anticipated as a result of this drilling program. The permitting process is proceeding smoothly.

  12. Antonio Saura, ilustrador de Círculo de Lectores: El Nuevo Pinocho (1994

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    Jimeno Revilla, Raquel

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    Full Text Available Under the direction of Hans Meinke (1981 to 1997, Círculo de Lectores, the most relevant book club in Spain, decided to commit their policy to a philosophy of cultural diffusion, based on quality editions, thereby sharing with other European book clubs their spirit of graphic innovation. To this end, Meinke and his team gradually built a network of artists, writers and other figures of intellectual status, among whom Antonio Saura stands out as the most direct contributor. For Círculo de Lectores, Saura carried out some of his most outstanding illustrated works, such as The New Pinocchio. This article focuses on this book given its singularity in both graphic and chromatic terms within the painter’s overall production.Bajo la dirección de Hans Meinke entre 1981 y 1997, Círculo de Lectores, club del libro más relevante dentro del panorama español, decide apostar por una filosofía de difusión cultural basada en las ediciones de calidad, compartiendo con otros clubes del libro europeos el espíritu de innovación gráfica. Para ello, Meinke y su equipo de trabajo van construyendo paulatinamente una red de artistas, escritores y otras figuras de la clase intelectual, entre los que destaca Antonio Saura como colaborador más directo. Dentro de Círculo de Lectores, Saura realizará algunos de sus trabajos más destacados en su faceta de ilustrador, como El nuevo Pinocho, en cuyo análisis está centrado este artículo debido a la singularidad que, tanto a nivel gráfico como cromático, representa dentro de la producción del pintor

  13. El amor: duelo y encuentro en la poesía de Juan Antonio Massone

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    Miguel Angel Godoy

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo expone ricas facetas del motivo amatorio presentes en la obra poética de Juan Antonio Massone. Factor importante y decidor en varios de sus libros, obtiene en este estudio un trato pormenorizado y pleno de matices. Los capítulos están rotulados con versos del poeta y cada uno desarrolla un aspecto esencial de esta acepción afectiva. Desde el desamparo al júbilo, tanto como los significados de compañía y orfandad, conforman un amplio registro de esta voz lírica que, en la interioridad dramática de la presencia ausente del amor y en la ilimitación ansiada de un encuentro perdurable, confirma algunos de sus rasgos más sobresalientes que contrastan con la exteriorización prevaleciente en la literatura de las últimas décadasThis work displays rich motives of amatory stages present in this poetic compilation of Juan Antonio Massone. The study obtains a detailed treatment filled with various shades, important and decisive factor in divers books of the author. The chapters are inscribed with the poets verses, and each one develops an essencial aspect of an affective aserption. From solitud to joy, never less than the meaning of company and orphanage, conforms a wide register of the lyric voice that in the dramatic interior of the present absence of love and in the unlimited anxiety of a perpetual encounter, confirms some outstanding characteristics that contrasts with the prevailing exterior in literature of these last decades

  14. Francisco Antonio Zea: periodista, botánico y político

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    Soto Arango, Diana E.

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    Full Text Available This work analyzes the journalistic facet of Francisco Antonio Zea, whose first article, «Avisos de Hebephilo», was published in 1791 in the Papel Periódico de la ciudad de Santa Fé de Bogotá. His interest for the press shows at his stage of student in the National Institute of France, but won't be up to 1803, at his return to Madrid, when he proves his talent for the organization and journalistic administration on The Mercury and on the Gazette de Madrid. Later on, being manager of the Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid, he shares the management of the Semanario de Agricultura y Artes, and, finally, in 1818 establishes and directs the Venezuelan Correo del Orinoco.

    Este trabajo analiza la faceta periodística de Francisco Antonio Zea, cuyo primer artículo, «Avisos de Hebephilo», se publicó en 1791 en el Papel Periódico de la ciudad de Santa Fé de Bogota. Su interés por la prensa se manifiesta en su etapa de estudiante en el Instituto Nacional de Francia, pero no será hasta 1803, a su regreso a Madrid, cuando evidencie sus dotes para la organización y dirección periodísticas en El Mercurio y en la Gaceta de Madrid. Posteriormente, siendo director del Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid, comparte la dirección del Semanario de Agricultura y Artes, y, finalmente, en 1818 funda y dirige el venezolano Correo del Orinoco.

  15. Arte e movimento estudantil: análise de uma obra de Antonio Manuel

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    Artur Freitas

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Podem as manifestações visuais, e no limite a própria visualidade, participar crítica e reflexivamente dos grandes debates do espaço público? Em linhas gerais, é justamente a crença nesse poder de intervenção crítica que manteve acesa, no caso das artes plásticas, uma intensa atividade pública, contestatória e coletiva das vanguardas brasileiras durante o regime militar, sobretudo em seus primeiros anos de vigência. E é a partir desse contexto histórico que este artigo pretende analisar algumas implicações estéticas e ideológicas presentes na obra Movimento estudantil 68, serigrafia de Antonio Manuel premiada no Salão Paranaense de 1968. Produzida em plena efervescência política do movimento estudantil, mas exibida ao público nos primeiros dias de vigência do Ato Institucional nº 5, Movimento estudantil 68 será aqui entendida como uma trama discursiva em que se cruzam história e visualidade.Can the visual manifestations participate critic and reflexively of the great debates of the public space? Usually, during the first years of military regime, the plastic arts believed in this participation, and this faith sustained the public, oppositional and collective activity of the Brazilian vanguards. In this historical context, therefore, this article will analyze some aesthetic and ideological implications presents in the work Movimento estudantil 68, engraving of Antonio Manuel rewarded in the Salão Paranaense of 1968. Movimento estudantil 68 was produced in the political effervescence peak of student movement, but it was exhibited for the public in the first days ofAct Institutional number 5.Thus, this art work will be understood here as a discursive plot, a crossing between history and visuality.

  16. ANTONIO DE MONTSERRAT – LA RUTA DE LA SEDA Y LOS CAMINOS SECRETOS DEL TANTRA

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    Oscar R. Gómez

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta la biografía de Antonio de Monserrat con el objeto de insertar en el pensamiento crítico budista a quien se considera el primer occidental iniciado en la filosofía tántrica e impulsor de ésta en Occidente a través de la Compañía de Jesús. Para ello, primero se hace un recorrido histórico que pone en foco cómo el budismo es desplazado de la India y se refugia entre las poblaciones de Asia central como la etnia Uigur en la actual Turquestán, cómo es adoptado por los emperadores chinos y se expande a lo largo de toda la Ruta de la Seda. La combinación del budismo indio con influencias occidentales (grecobudismo dio origen a diversas escuelas budistas en Asia Central y en China. Luego se caracteriza en forma sintética la versión esotérica que adquiere el budismo (el tantra y que se consolida en el siglo VIII en el Tíbet como budismo vajrayana (tántrico. Ésta es la forma de budismo que toman los gobernantes, que promueve la igualdad completa de personas y género, la idea del sujeto como una construcción de la cultura y la noción de deidades metafóricas —útiles para modelar el carácter de las personas pero de absoluta inexistencia— además del postulado budista de verdad relativa. Esta visión no teísta —o transteísta, como Gómez la prefiere llamar— se reflejaba en la total tolerancia religiosa del imperio Chino, Uigur y Mongol, que garantizaba la seguridad y el libre intercambio por la Ruta de la Seda. Es esta visión de sujetos no divididos en castas ni diferenciados por sangre lo que maravilla a de Montserrat al decir que los tibetanos “no tienen reyes entre sí” e inflama la avidez de quienes viajaron especialmente (a partir de los escritos de éste a iniciarse en el budismo tántrico tibetano como los jesuitas Antonio de Andrade y Juan de Brito. El tercer apartado se dedica de lleno a la biografía de Antonio de Monserrat y a precisar su contacto con el tantra. Abstract This

  17. Geochemistry of the thermal springs from San Antonio El Bravo zone, Chihuahua, Mexico; Geoquimica de manantiales termales de la zona de San Antonio El Bravo, Chihuahua, Mexico

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    Tello Hinojosa, Enrique [Gerencia de Proyectos Geotermoelectricos de la Comision Federal de Electricidad, Morelia (Mexico)

    1996-05-01

    Isotopic and chemical analysis o water produced by 14 springs in the San Antonio El Bravo, Chihuahua, Mexico geothermal area, were carried out in order to establish the geochemical characteristics of the groundwater and to know their interaction with deeper geothermal fluids. We made two samplings of water and gases in 1984 and 1995. The chemical composition of waters produced by the springs in of sodium-bicarbonate-chloride type. It was found, according to the Na:K:Mg relative content, that most hot springs are located in the partial equilibrium zone, whereas the lowest temperature hot springs shift toward the groundwaters domain. The temperature estimated from gas geothermometry was 129 degrees celsius. The isotopic composition at Ojo Caliente and Infiernito springs presents enrichment in {delta}{sup 18}O, product rock-water interaction at high temperature. The Agua Roque spring is located in the line of meteoric waters. Analysis of metals was carried out too, the concentration of gold element is 0.09 mg/l in Ojo Caliente and Infiernito springs, whereas silver, aluminum and iron elements were not detected. The water quality of the springs for agricultural use, is classified between C2-S1, C3-S1, C3- S2, C4-S3 and C4-S4 types, that suggests that only the water from Agua Roque can be used for irrigation. The arsenic element was not detected but the concentration of the boron element is high for irrigation use (2.39 ppm). [Espanol] Los analisis quimicos e isotopicos de agua de 14 manantiales de la zona de San Antonio El Bravo. Chihuahua, Mexico, fueron realizados con el fin de conocer las caracteristicas geoquimicas del acuifero somero y su interaccion con fluidos geotermicos. Se realizaron 2 muestreos tanto de agua como de gases en 1984 y 1995. En ambos muestreos se encontro que la composicion quimica del agua de todos los manantiales es del tipo bicarbonatado-clorurado-sodico. De acuerdo con el contenido relativo de Na:K:Mg el agua de los manantiales mas calientes

  18. Costo institucional de la crisis hipertensiva en el policlínico "Antonio Maceo" Institutional cost of hypertensive crisis in the "Antonio Maceo" polyclinic

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    Yosvany Tabares Silverio

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: la hipertensión arterial afecta la salud de las poblaciones en todas las partes del mundo. Representa por sí misma una enfermedad y también un factor de riesgo para otras afecciones cardiovasculares. Su impacto es en el área de la epidemiología, la salud pública, y en el aspecto económico. Objetivo: determinar el costo institucional de la atención al paciente con crisis hipertensiva en el servicio urgencia del policlínico "Antonio Maceo" de La Habana en el primer semestre del año 2008. Métodos: se realizó un estudio del tipo de descripción de costos. El enfoque metodológico utilizado fue el costo de la enfermedad, siguiendo los pasos recomendados en la Guía Metodológica para las Evaluaciones Económicas en Salud en Cuba. Los costos fueron expresados en pesos cubanos no convertibles del año 2008. La perspectiva de análisis adoptada fue la institucional. El universo de estudio estuvo constituido por 216 pacientes. En el cálculo del costo total institucional se consideraron las variables: costo por medicamentos, por medios diagnósticos, por salarios, entre otras. Resultados: se estudiaron 209 pacientes con urgencia hipertensiva (96,8 % y 7 con emergencia hipertensiva (3,2 %. El costo total de la atención del paciente con crisis hipertensiva ascendió a 5 451,68 pesos en moneda nacional y el costo promedio por paciente fue de 25,23. Conclusiones: el costo mayor en la atención al paciente con crisis hipertensiva estuvo relacionado con el salario directo. La adecuada dispensarización y tratamiento de los pacientes hipertensos pudiera disminuir el costo de la atención médica.Introduction: high blood pressure affects the health of populations at world scale. By itself represent a disease and a risk factor for other cardiovascular affections. Its impact is on the epidemiology, public health areas and in the economic feature. Objective: to determine the institutional cost of the patient care with hypertensive crisis

  19. Morphology of young handball players

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    Adair da Silva Lopes

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to compare anthropometric and body composition variables from the best male handball athletes competing in the Santa Catarina state youth competition to variables from the other athletes in the same competition, by game position. Seven of the twelve coaches participating in the Santa Catarina Open Youth Games 2004 (up to 18 years freely consented to select the seven best athletes in the competition (one goalkeeper, one pivot, two wingers and three backcourt players. In addition to these seven players, there were a further 79 team members taking part, bringing the total sample size to 86 athletes. The following variables were analyzed: body weight (MC, height (ES, arm span (ENV, hand breadth (DPA, wrist breadth (DRU, forearm circumference (PA, percentage fat (%G, fat mass (MG and lean body mass (MCM. Descriptive statistics (means and standard deviations were employed to classify the athletes according to court position. The chosen athletes were compared with the others using the single-sample t test (p RESUMO Este estudo objetivou comparar variáveis antropométricas e da composição corporal dos melhores atletas de uma competição juvenil (até 18 anos de handebol masculino de Santa Catarina, em relação aos demais atletas da competição por posição de jogo. Sete dentre os doze técnicos participantes dos Joguinhos Abertos de Santa Catarina 2004 aceitaram, voluntariamente, realizar a escolha da seleção dos sete melhores atletas da competição (um goleiro, um pivô, dois extremas e três armadores. Contabilizou-se, além dos sete atletas da seleção, mais 79 atletas titulares de suas equipes, totalizando na amostra, 86 atletas. Foram analisadas as variáveis: massa corporal (MC, estatura (ES, percentual de gordura (%G, massa de gordura (MG, massa corporal magra (MCM, envergadura (ENV, diâmetro palmar (DPA, diâmetro biestilóide rádio-ulnar (DRU e perímetro do antebraço (PA. Utilizou-se a estat

  20. Sports injuries in Plus League volleyball players.

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    Cieśla, E; Dutkiewicz, R; Mgłosiek, M; Nowak-Starz, G; Markowska, M; Jasiński, P; Dudek, J

    2015-06-01

    Although physical activity brings a range of lifelong health benefits, it may also lead to injuries that pose a significant threat to health. It is particularly noticeable in people involved in professional sports where sport-related injuries commonly occur and are associated with intense exercise which aims to improve physical fitness. The article attempts to determine incidence of sports injuries reported by Plus League volleyball players, as well as to identify their most common types and causes. The research project involved 90 Plus League volleyball players aged 18-37 with the average age of 25.11 (SD±5.378). A method of diagnostic survey was applied to collect empirical data by means of questionnaire developed by the authors (researchers). The results were statistically analysed and verified with the analysis of variance (ANOVA) and χ2 test at the significance level (or critical P-value) of P≤0.05. Over 87% of the respondents suffered from at least one sport-related injury. In total, 362 injuries occurred, on average 4.02 injuries per one volleyball player. The most common sports injuries involved ankle or talocrural joint (46 injuries), knee and lower leg muscles (30), interphalangeal articulations of fingers (30) as well as shoulder joint. More than half of the injuries (57%) occurred twice or three times. Volleyball players commonly sustain injuries through contact with an opposing player in competition. Sport-specific injuries may also occur due to exhaustion, lack of rest and undertreated injuries. The most common volleyball-related injuries are primarily talocrural joint, hand and shoulder injuries. Common types of injuries that can affect volleyball players include muscles, joints and ligaments injuries, sprains and strains as well as bruises. Most of these injuries are caused by exhaustion, contact with an opposing player during competition and fatigue. The incidence of sport-related injuries seems to be influenced by such factors as somatic

  1. Do media players cause interference with pacemakers?

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    Thaker, Jay P; Patel, Mehul B; Shah, Ashok J; Liepa, Valdis V; Brunett, Joseph D; Jongnarangsin, Krit; Gardiner, Joseph C; Thakur, Ranjan

    2009-11-01

    Electrical devices generate electromagnetic fields that may interfere with pacemakers. Media players cause telemetry interference with pacemakers, but it is not known whether they cause direct interference with pacemakers. The purpose of this study was to examine the interaction between pacemakers and 3 different media players. In this prospective, randomized study, 54 patients with dual chamber pacemakers who were in sinus rhythm underwent baseline observation, followed by observation under telemetry communication. These patients were then randomly evaluated with 3 media players (iPod 3G, iPod Photo, and iPod Touch Apple, Cupertino, CA) with and without telemetry communication for 1 minute each. Patients were monitored for pacemaker malfunction using a single-channel ECG during exposure to media players. The pacemaker was interrogated after each exposure and an interrogation report was printed for evaluation. Pacemaker interference was categorized as type I, II, or III. Types I and II interference described telemetry interference and type III interference was defined as any direct interference with pacemaker function or programmed parameters. A total of 54 patients (29 men and 25 women; mean age 77.2 +/- 9.3 y) were evaluated. In total, of the 162 tests (for telemetry interference) 36.4% were positive (Type I and II). Type III interference was also evaluated in 162 tests and none showed any evidence of direct interference. Media players cause telemetry interference with pacemakers, but they do not directly interfere with pacemaker function.

  2. Game Performance Evaluation in Male Goalball Players

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    Molik Bartosz

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Goalball is a Paralympic sport exclusively for athletes who are visually impaired and blind. The aims of this study were twofold: to describe game performance of elite male goalball players based upon the degree of visual impairment, and to determine if game performance was related to anthropometric characteristics of elite male goalball players. The study sample consisted of 44 male goalball athletes. A total of 38 games were recorded during the Summer Paralympic Games in London 2012. Observations were reported using the Game Efficiency Sheet for Goalball. Additional anthropometric measurements included body mass (kg, body height (cm, the arm span (cm and length of the body in the defensive position (cm. The results differentiating both groups showed that the players with total blindness obtained higher means than the players with visual impairment for game indicators such as the sum of defense (p = 0.03 and the sum of good defense (p = 0.04. The players with visual impairment obtained higher results than those with total blindness for attack efficiency (p = 0.04, the sum of penalty defenses (p = 0.01, and fouls (p = 0.01. The study showed that athletes with blindness demonstrated higher game performance in defence. However, athletes with visual impairment presented higher efficiency in offensive actions. The analyses confirmed that body mass, body height, the arm span and length of the body in the defensive position did not differentiate players’ performance at the elite level.

  3. Motivation and Sport Injuries in Handball Players

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    Laguna, María

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the study was to test whether different levels of motivation are related to the injuries suffered by elite athletes. The sample consists of 80 professional handball players of ASOBAL League, with a mean age of 24.83 years (+ 5.21. Motivation was assessed through the CPRD scale (Gimeno, Buceta & Pérez-Llantada; 1999 and a self-report questionnaire was used to register sports injuries. The results indicate that there is a relationship between motivational levels and the risk for injury. Specifically, players with high motivated players had a greater number of moderate injuries. Although it may seem paradoxical, it is possible that an excessively high motivation leads to overachievement and risk behaviors, which in turn facilitate the appearance of lesions.

  4. Cricket club looking for new players

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    The CERN Cricket Club, having lost several key players, has had a very difficult season so far and is desperately in need of new players. Having qualified for the Cricket Switzerland semi-finals for the last two years (unfortunately losing both), this year we are bottom of the Western Pool, having played the last two league matches with only 10 players. If you are interested in playing cricket please join us at net practice, which takes place on the Prevessin site each Thursday evening from 18:00 to around 20:00 (weather permitting) or send me an e-mail (see below). Please have a look at the Cricket Club web site for more information: http://cern.ch/Club-Cricket/ Chris Onions, President of the CERN Cricket Club   (christopher.onions@gmail.com)

  5. Big Data for Business Ecosystem Players

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    Perko Igor

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    Full Text Available In the provided research, some of the Big Data most prospective usage domains connect with distinguished player groups found in the business ecosystem. Literature analysis is used to identify the state of the art of Big Data related research in the major domains of its use-namely, individual marketing, health treatment, work opportunities, financial services, and security enforcement. System theory was used to identify business ecosystem major player types disrupted by Big Data: individuals, small and mid-sized enterprises, large organizations, information providers, and regulators. Relationships between the domains and players were explained through new Big Data opportunities and threats and by players’ responsive strategies. System dynamics was used to visualize relationships in the provided model.

  6. Adapting virtual camera behaviour through player modelling

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    Burelli, Paolo; Yannakakis, Georgios N.

    2015-01-01

    Research in virtual camera control has focused primarily on finding methods to allow designers to place cameras effectively and efficiently in dynamic and unpredictable environments, and to generate complex and dynamic plans for cinematography in virtual environments. In this article, we propose...... a novel approach to virtual camera control, which builds upon camera control and player modelling to provide the user with an adaptive point-of-view. To achieve this goal, we propose a methodology to model the player’s preferences on virtual camera movements and we employ the resulting models to tailor...... the viewpoint movements to the player type and her game-play style. Ultimately, the methodology is applied to a 3D platform game and is evaluated through a controlled experiment; the results suggest that the resulting adaptive cinematographic experience is favoured by some player types and it can generate...

  7. Mean Field Games with a Dominating Player

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    Bensoussan, A., E-mail: axb046100@utdallas.edu [The University of Texas at Dallas, International Center for Decision and Risk Analysis, Jindal School of Management (United States); Chau, M. H. M., E-mail: michaelchaumanho@gmail.com; Yam, S. C. P., E-mail: scpyam@sta.cuhk.edu.hk [The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Statistics (Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China) (China)

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    In this article, we consider mean field games between a dominating player and a group of representative agents, each of which acts similarly and also interacts with each other through a mean field term being substantially influenced by the dominating player. We first provide the general theory and discuss the necessary condition for the optimal controls and equilibrium condition by adopting adjoint equation approach. We then present a special case in the context of linear-quadratic framework, in which a necessary and sufficient condition can be asserted by stochastic maximum principle; we finally establish the sufficient condition that guarantees the unique existence of the equilibrium control. The proof of the convergence result of finite player game to mean field counterpart is provided in Appendix.

  8. There is no game without a player

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    Larsen, Lasse Juel

    on the subject matter from the catalogue of game theory. All four suggestions exclude the player from the relationship. This paper introduces a phenomenological point of view and includes the player in order to understand the relationship between structure and dressing. It argues that players constitute a bridge......This paper is a search for meaning or to be more precise a study of how meaning is produced between ontology and fiction in computer games. It sets out to investigate the relationship between formal abstract game structures and game representation (dressing) by presenting four suggestions...... or the center which establishes, upholds and renegotiate the relationship between formal game structure and game dressing. It also argues that players’ interaction with both structure and dressing produce meaning and the production of meaning is the relationship between formal abstract game structures and game...

  9. Modelling Virtual Camera Behaviour Through Player Gaze

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    Picardi, Andrea; Burelli, Paolo; Yannakakis, Georgios N.

    2012-01-01

    In a three-dimensional virtual environment, aspects such as narrative and interaction largely depend on the placement and animation of the virtual camera. Therefore, virtual camera control plays a critical role in player experience and, thereby, in the overall quality of a computer game. Both game...... industry and game AI research focus on the devel- opment of increasingly sophisticated systems to automate the control of the virtual camera integrating artificial intel- ligence algorithms within physical simulations. However, in both industry and academia little research has been carried out...... on the relationship between virtual camera, game-play and player behaviour. We run a game user experiment to shed some light on this relationship and identify relevant dif- ferences between camera behaviours through different game sessions, playing behaviours and player gaze patterns. Re- sults show that users can...

  10. Individual recovery profiles in basketball players.

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    Moreno, Jordi; Ramos-Castro, Juan; Rodas, Gil; Tarragó, Joan R; Capdevila, Lluís

    2015-01-01

    In the sport context, recovery has been characterized as a multifactor process (physiological, psychological, behavioral, social, etc.). This study takes a multidisciplinary approach to find psychophysiological markers of the stress-recovery process. It aims to determine how athletes' specific recovery actions relate to their perceptions of recovery, and Heart Rate Variability (HRV). A total of 196 assessments were analyzed from 6 players on a men's professional basketball team within the Liga LEB Oro basketball federation (2012/2013 season). Perceptions of recovery, recovery strategies, and HRV were recorded. The results show a pattern of individual differences in behavior related to athletes' recovery actions and HRV profiles throughout the season (p < .05). Moreover, we observed that each player had different recovery needs. In light of these results, we suggest an individualistic approach to evaluating and monitoring recovery to attend more accurately to each player's recovery needs.

  11. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (26th) Technical Documentation Division Held at San Antonio, Texas on 7-10 May 1984.

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    1984-05-10

    963-A PROCEEDINGS * TWENTY-SIXTH ANNUAL MEETING TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION DIVISION C:) ~ 7-10 May196BE4 ’-X.MAR 15 5 t.EL Tropicano Hotel San Antonio...with the U.S. Navy for four years as a Lt. J.G. Mr. Knob joined the Engineering Data Mangement Section of the American Defense Preparedness Association...Preparedness Association Technical Documentation Division May 8-11, 1984 El Tropicano Hotel , San Antonio, Texas -S

  12. Cervical joint position sense in rugby players versus non-rugby players.

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    Pinsault, Nicolas; Anxionnaz, Marion; Vuillerme, Nicolas

    2010-05-01

    To determine whether cervical joint position sense is modified by intensive rugby practice. A group-comparison study. University Medical Bioengineering Laboratory. Twenty young elite rugby players (10 forwards and 10 backs) and 10 young non-rugby elite sports players. Participants were asked to perform the cervicocephalic relocation test (CRT) to the neutral head position (NHP) that is, to reposition their head on their trunk, as accurately as possible, after full active left and right cervical rotation. Rugby players were asked to perform the CRT to NHP before and after a training session. Absolute and variable errors were used to assess accuracy and consistency of the repositioning for the three groups of Forwards, Backs and Non-rugby players, respectively. The 2 groups of Forwards and Backs exhibited higher absolute and variable errors than the group of Non-rugby players. No difference was found between the two groups of Forwards and Backs and no difference was found between Before and After the training session. The cervical joint position sense of young elite rugby players is altered compared to that of non-rugby players. Furthermore, Forwards and Backs demonstrated comparable repositioning errors before and after a specific training session, suggesting that cervical proprioceptive alteration is mainly due to tackling and not the scrum.

  13. Injury incidence and balance in rugby players.

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    M, Jaco Ras; Puckree, Threethambal

    2014-01-01

    Objective : This study determined and correlated injury incidence and balance in rugby players. A prospective survey with balance testing was conducted on first year rugby academy players (N= 114). Injury incidence, static and dynamic balance were tested pre and post-season using a Biosway portable balance system. The data was analysed using paired and independent samples t-tests at pscrum-half (14.80%) playing position, injuries in the 2nd half of the match (57%), and during contact (67%). Conclusion : Injury incidence was related to static and dynamic balance in forward right direction only.

  14. Fault Predictive Control of Compact Disk Players

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    Odgaard, Peter Fogh; Wickerhauser, Mladen Victor

    2006-01-01

    Optical disc players such as CD-players have problems playing certain discs with surface faults like scratches and fingerprints. The problem is to be found in the servo controller which positions the optical pick-up, such that the laser beam is focused on the information track. A scheme handling ...... of the feature based control scheme, such that a prediction step is included. The proposed scheme is compared with the feature based control scheme, in the perspective of handling surface faults, by simulations. These simulations show the improvements given by the proposed algorithm....

  15. Un tríptico identificado de Adriaen Thomasz Key atribuido a Antonio Moro en España

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    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Study of the two doors of a large triptych with portraits of the donors and patron saints in grisaille, attributed until now to Antonio Moro, have led to the conclusion that for stylistic and technical reasons they were painted by Adriaen van Key, thereby contributing to the amplification of the most recent monograph by J. Jonckheere.

    El estudio de las dos puertas de un tríptico de gran tamaño con los retratos de los donantes y santos patronos en grisalla, atribuidas hasta ahora a Antonio Moro, nos inclina por razones de técnica y estilo a restituirlas hoy a Adriaen van Key contribuyendo a la ampliación de la monografía más reciente de K. Jonckheere.

  16. Surface-water quality in the upper San Antonio River Basin, Bexar County, Texas, 1992-98

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    Banta, J. Ryan; Slattery, Richard N.; Crow, Cassi L.

    2012-01-01

    The potential effects of chemicals in rivers and streams on human health or the ecology have long been a source of concern to water managers. Chemicals in rivers may result from natural or anthropogenic sources (such as industrial or residential practices) which are commonly associated with urbanized watersheds. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the San Antonio Water System, examined water-quality data collected from periodic and stormflow sampling events at five sites in the upper San Antonio River Basin during 1992–98. These water-quality data were compared among sites as well as between periodic and stormflow events. The samples were collected from five continuous streamflow-gaging stations in Bexar County, Texas. Samples were analyzed for major ions, nutrients, trace elements, and organic compounds, including selected pesticides.

  17. O que é a Multidão? Questões para Michael Hardt e Antonio Negri

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    Full Text Available Multidão, livro mais recente de Michael Hardt e Antonio Negri, é uma tentativa de nomear e compreender as condições que envolvem a dinâmica social do século xxi. Na entrevista a seguir, Hardt e Negri discorrem sobre as possibilidades de constituição da multidão como agente político, discutem os fundamentos do livro e defendem conceitos que consideram determinantes para a compreensão dos novos tempos, tais como biopolítica e biopoder.Multitude, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri’s latest book, is an attempt at understanding conditions involving social dynamics in the xxi century. In the interview below, Hardt and Negri consider the constitution of the multitude as a political agent, discuss the structure of their book and support concepts seen as crucial for the comprehension of our time, such as biopolitics and biopower.

  18. Antonio Costa, La mela di Cézanne e l’accendino di Hicthcock. Il senso delle cose nei film

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    Full Text Available «Sono diecimila persone, forse, che non hanno dimenticato la mela di Cézanne ma sono un miliardo gli spettatori che si ricorderanno dell’accendino di Delitto per delitto» (5. Così Godard recitava all’interno delle Histoire(s du cinéma, e così si apre il saggio di Antonio Costa, prendendone spunto anche per il titolo.

  19. The Bioelectromagnetics Society Annual Meeting (12th), Held in San Antonio, Texas on June 10-14, 1990. Abstracts

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    1990-06-01

    Patricia K. Holahan , ’James J. Kerbacher, and David N. Erwin. Department of Radiology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX...solve the bioheat transfer equation for the prostate region of the human body. A commercial finite element software package called ANSYS-PCTHERMAL has...below 100 KHz, as called for in the IEEE SCC-28-IV proposal, this meter is capable of assessing the hazard due to induced body currents for single or

  20. Antonio Scarpa y su obra Saggio di osservazioni e d’esperienze sulle principali malattie degli occhi

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    Full Text Available Antonio Scarpa fue un gran anatomista y cirujano del siglo xviii y principios del xix. Llamado «padre de la oftalmología italiana», escribió el Saggio di osservazioni e d’esperienze sulle principali malattie degli occhi, libro de gran valor científico y artístico.Scarpa describió varias partes del cuerpo humano, que tienen su nombre.

  1. United States Air Force Personalized Medicine and Advanced Diagnostics Program Panel: Representative Research at the San Antonio Military Medical Center

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    2016-05-20

    DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE 59TH MEDICAL WING (AETC) LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE TEXAS MEMORANDUMFORSGVT ATTN: DEBRA M NIEMEYER FROM: 59 MDW/SGVU... Dato of Mooting) 181 PLATFORM PRESENTATION (At c ivilian lnstitulionsfNamo of Meeting, State, Dato of Mooting) University of Texas at San Antonio...SAMHS & Universities Research Forum {SURF2016). TX, 05-20-2016 D OTHER (Describe: Name of Mooting, City, State, and Dato of Meeting) 6. WHAT IS THE

  2. Sprint, agility, strength and endurance capacity in wheelchair basketball players

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    Yanci, J; Granados, C; Otero, M; Badiola, A; Olasagasti, J; Bidaurrazaga-Letona, I; Iturricastillo, A; Gil, Sm

    ...; and secondly, to analyse the physical characteristics measured by sprint, agility, strength and endurance field tests in wheelchair basketball (WB) players. 16 WB players (33.06 ± 7.36 years, 71.89...

  3. Jet Lag a Drag on Pro Baseball Players

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    ... 163187.html Jet Lag a Drag on Pro Baseball Players Study found traveling across time zones linked ... might be more than just tiring for pro baseball players: The resulting jet lag may actually harm ...

  4. Antonio Ballesteros y Mercedes Gaibrois: América como tema

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    Carmen Morales García

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    Full Text Available Desde 1961 la Casa Colón posee el Fondo Ballesteros. Comprado en un primer momento para proporcionar un fondo bibliográfico a la naciente Biblioteca Colombina. El Fondo Ballesteros constituye hoy por hoy uno de los fondos más interesante dentro del panorama de los archivos y bibliotecas históricos de esta isla. El interés que despierta al investigador viene sin duda marcado por la naturaleza de los mismos. No viene generado por organismos ni diversas instituciones o personas, ni siquiera podemos denominarlos fondos familiares sino que su origen parte de una labor productiva, concretamente los instrumentos materiales, manuscritos, instituciones y personas que aportaron directa e indirectamente en el desarrollo de la vida social y profesional de dos grandes historiadores: Antonio Ballesteros y Mercedes Gaibrois. Conocer las líneas de investigación de este fondo comprende también, conocer el desarrollo personal, intelectual y social de este «matrimonio». Una simbiosis que se plasma no sólo a nivel familiar sino a nivel profesional. Donde no se puede entender la obra medieval, moderna, universal y americanista de Ballesteros sin la sombra de Gaibrois. Sombra que se alarga por razones familiares, sociales y lo más interesante, ideológicas hasta Canarias.From 1961 the Columbus ´house possesses the Fund Ballesteros. Bought in a first moment to provide a bibliographical fund to the nascent library of Christopher Columbus. The Fund Ballesteros constitutes today per today one of the funds but interesting inside the panorama of the files and historical libraries of this island. Their main characteristic is the peculiar of its nature. It is not a fund generated by institutions or people but rather their origin is the productive work of two historians: Antonio Ballesteros and Mercedes Gaibrois. To know the you line of investigation of this Found you must understand the personal development, intellectual and social of this marriage. Because you

  5. Schistosomiasis japonica in Barrio San Antonio, Basey, Samar , The Philippines. I. Epidemiology and morbidity.

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    Lewert, R M; Yogore, M G; Blas, B L

    1979-11-01

    Barrio San Antonio is a coastal settlement on the San Juanico straits in the municipality of Basey on the island of Samar, the Philippines. It has a population of approximately 1,900 in 320 households. Initially, 851 residents (45%) of 240 households participated in this survey to determine the prevalence and intensity of Schistosoma japonicum infection, and morbidity as indicated by associated hepatomegaly and splenomegaly. As a result of an initial single stool examination of 1 ml by a modified formalin concentration technique, 40% of this population was found to be infected. On subsequent examinations, with the addition of serologic techniques and recording the history of therapy, approximately 70% of this population was found to be infected with S. japonicum after the age of 10 years. If judged by the number of eggs produced per milliliter of feces, infection intensity in this population might be considered to be low. However, 25% (73 of 391 positives on single examination) exhibited schistosomal hepatomegaly or hepato-splenomegaly and had a mean egg count of 10.9. Those infected but without hepatomegaly had a slightly lower mean egg count of 8.4. Of the infected males with hepatomegaly, 75% were 19 years of age or less and 45% of these were producing less than 10 eggs/ml of stool. Of infected females with hepatomegaly, only 28% were 19 years of age or less, and 68% of these were producing less than 10 eggs/ml. Abdominal pain, distress, diarrhea, and dysentery were significantly more frequent in the infected than uninfected persons, and this frequency was related to egg output. The heights and weights of these infected individuals were less than those of the uninfected members of this population and significantly less than the Filipino norm. The small percentage of the infected population (6.6%) that were producing 51% of the eggs had a mean egg count of approximately 260 with a mean age of 33.7. In this group, 7 of the 22 individuals were in the age group 10

  6. Training Patterns of Wheelchair Basketball Players in Turkey

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    Tatar, Yasar

    2008-01-01

    The aim of this study was to analyze technical drills, warm-up and cool-down exercises used by wheelchair basketball players of the Turkish league in relation to training sessions. 33 male wheelchair basketball players participated in the study (mean age 26.6[plus or minus]5,95 years). All players reported that they used warm-up exercises before…

  7. Automatic player detection and identification for sports entertainment applications

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    Mahmood, Zahid; Ali, Tauseef; Khattak, Shadid; Hasan, Laiq; Khan, Samee U.

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, we develop an augmented reality sports broadcasting application for automatic detection, recognition of players during play, followed by display of personal information of players. The proposed application can be divided into four major steps. In first step, each player in the image i

  8. Synthetic Players: A Quest for Artificial Intelligence in Computer Games

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    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Synthetic players are the computer-controlled actors in a computer game. In this paper, we describe both the implementation issues and the behavioural expectations related to synthetic players. We recognize the role of synthetic players by analysing the components of games in general and computer games in particular.

  9. Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk in Collegiate Football Players and Nonathletes

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    Dobrosielski, Devon A.; Rosenbaum, Daryl; Wooster, Benjamin M.; Merrill, Michael; Swanson, John; Moore, J. Brian; Brubaker, Peter H.

    2010-01-01

    Collegiate American football players may be at risk for cardiovascular disease. Objective: To compare cardiovascular disease risk factors and cardiovascular structure and function parameters of football players, stratified by position, to a group of sedentary, nonathletes. Participants: Twenty-six collegiate football players and 13 nonathletes…

  10. Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk in Collegiate Football Players and Nonathletes

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    Dobrosielski, Devon A.; Rosenbaum, Daryl; Wooster, Benjamin M.; Merrill, Michael; Swanson, John; Moore, J. Brian; Brubaker, Peter H.

    2010-01-01

    Collegiate American football players may be at risk for cardiovascular disease. Objective: To compare cardiovascular disease risk factors and cardiovascular structure and function parameters of football players, stratified by position, to a group of sedentary, nonathletes. Participants: Twenty-six collegiate football players and 13 nonathletes…

  11. Understanding the Mismatch Between Coaches' and Players' Perceptions of Exertion

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    Brink, Michel S.; Kersten, Anna W.; Frencken, Wouter G. P.

    2017-01-01

    A mismatch between the training exertion intended by a coach and the exertion perceived by players is well established in sports. However, it is unknown whether coaches can accurately observe exertion of individual players during training. Furthermore, the discrepancy in coaches' and players' percep

  12. High School Rugby Players' Perception of Coaching Effectiveness

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    Broodryk, Retief; van den Berg, Pieter Hendrick

    2011-01-01

    The aims of this study were firstly to determine the players' perceptions of their respective coaches' coaching effectiveness and secondly, determine the difference between big and small schools of the players' perceptions of their respective coaches' coaching effectiveness. Four hundred and seventy six players from 22 schools were asked to fill…

  13. Preferred Leadership Behaviours of Male and Female Badminton Players

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    Pr eferences for specific coaching behaviours of male and female Badminton players were measured by the modified and revised Leadership Scale for Sport. Eighty two (Males=61, Females=21) badminton players were selected from amongst the players representing th eir respective university teams in East - zone Inter - university Badminton (Men/Women) tournaments held at Bilaspur (CG). The present investigation noted ...

  14. Automatic player detection and identification for sports entertainment applications

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    Mahmood, Zahid; Ali, Tauseef; Khattak, Shadid; Hasan, Laiq; Khan, Samee U.

    In this paper, we develop an augmented reality sports broadcasting application for automatic detection, recognition of players during play, followed by display of personal information of players. The proposed application can be divided into four major steps. In first step, each player in the image

  15. Dynamic Difficulty Balancing for Cautious Players and Risk Takers

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    Guy Hawkins

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Dynamic balancing of game difficulty can help cater for different levels of ability in players. However, performance in some game tasks depends on not only the player's ability but also their desire to take risk. Taking or avoiding risk can offer players its own reward in a game situation. Furthermore, a game designer may want to adjust the mechanics differently for a risky, high ability player, as opposed to a risky, low ability player. In this work, we describe a novel modelling technique known as particle filtering which can be used to model various levels of player ability while also considering the player's risk profile. We demonstrate this technique by developing a game challenge where players are required to make a decision between a number of possible alternatives where only a single alternative is correct. Risky players respond faster but with more likelihood of failure. Cautious players wait longer for more evidence, increasing their likelihood of success, but at the expense of game time. By gathering empirical data for the player's response time and accuracy, we develop particle filter models. These models can then be used in real-time to categorise players into different ability and risk-taking levels.

  16. Understanding the Mismatch Between Coaches' and Players' Perceptions of Exertion

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    Brink, Michel S; Kersten, Anna W; Frencken, Wouter G

    2016-01-01

    A mismatch between the intended training exertion by the coach and the perceived exertion by players is well established in sports. However, it is unknown if coaches are able to accurately observe exertion of individual players during training. Furthermore, the discrepancy in coaches' and players' p

  17. Kinanthropometric characteristics in teenager basketball players

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    Maria Abella del Campo

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Basketball is a sport with a high heterogeneity anthropometric as playing position. Point guard is usually the lowest player but also the fastest. Guard is similar to point guard, faster and more agile than the others. Small forward has an intermediate height between the inside and outside players and it combines height with velocity. And center (pivot has a physical role, it has the highest and more muscle mass. The aim of this study is to describe the kinanthropometric profile of male cadet “Valencia Basket Club”. Material and Methods: A total of 20 male cadet basketball players were evaluated (15.35±0.59 years old. An anthropometrist level 1 took anthropometric measures according to the methodology of the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK. Body composition was calculated according to the kinanthropometry consensus of the Kinanthropometry Spanish Group (GREC, somatotype with Heath-Carter’s method and adiposemuscular and cardiovascular risk index. Results: Differences in values of weight, height, skinfold and body composition from variables of sample and position were observed. Lower values were from point guard position and higher values were from center position. An increasing trend of these parameters was established in the following order: point guard, guard, small forward and center. Conclusions: The Valencia Basket Club cadet player overall somatotype is balance ectomorph. To know kinanthropometric profile may be beneficial to develop specific training and nutrition plans as well as to see evolution and characteristics for optimal performance

  18. Soccer skill development in talented players.

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    Huijgen, B C H; Elferink-Gemser, M T; Ali, A; Visscher, C

    2013-08-01

    The aim of the study was to gain insight into the development of soccer-specific skills and whether differences between talented players exist on the Loughborough Soccer Passing Test (LSPT). Two scores were derived from the LSPT: 1) execution time: time to complete 16 passes (speed) and 2) skill performance time: execution time including bonus and penalty time for accuracy. The study consisted of 2 parts, the first of which incorporated a quasi-longitudinal design with 270 talented players aged 10-18 years performing the LSPT (661 measurement occasions); multilevel modelling was applied. Secondly, differences between those players allowed to continue in the development program (selected, n=269) and players who were forced to leave (de-selected, n=50) were investigated using independent sample t-tests. The longitudinal data showed that the predicted execution time (i. e., speed) improved approximately 18% from age 10-18 years (Pskill performance time (i. e., combination of speed and accuracy) was predicted to improve approximately 32% (Pskill performance time (P0.05). In conclusion, in high-level youth soccer, the combination of speed and accuracy in soccer skills might be more important than speed alone. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.

  19. Mental rotation performance in male soccer players.

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    Full Text Available It is the main goal of this study to investigate the visual-spatial cognition in male soccer players. Forty males (20 soccer players and 20 non-athletes solved a chronometric mental rotation task with both cubed and embodied figures (human figures, body postures. The results confirm previous results that all participants had a lower mental rotation speed for cube figures compared to embodied figures and a higher error rate for cube figures, but only at angular disparities greater than 90°. It is a new finding that soccer-players showed a faster reaction time for embodied stimuli. Because rotation speed did not differ between soccer-players and non-athletes this finding cannot be attributed to the mental rotation process itself but instead to differences in one of the following processes which are involved in a mental rotation task: the encoding process, the maintanence of readiness, or the motor process. The results are discussed against the background of the influence on longterm physical activity on mental rotation and the context of embodied cognition.

  20. Motivational Traits of Elite Young Soccer Players

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    Stewart, Craig; Meyers, Michael C.

    2004-01-01

    Among the most overlooked aspects in the development of elite young soccer players is that of specific psychological traits. Of those traits, motivation has important implications for programs whose objectives are identification and cultivation of young, skilled performers. The growth in popularity of soccer by youth and the successes experienced…

  1. Soccer Skill Development in Talented Players

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    Huijgen, B. C. H.; Elferink-Gemser, M. T.; Ali, A.; Visscher, C.

    2013-01-01

    The aim of the study was to gain insight into the development of soccer-specific skills and whether differences between talented players exist on the Loughborough Soccer Passing Test (LSPT). Two scores were derived from the LSPT: 1) execution time: time to complete 16 passes (speed) and 2) skill per

  2. A combined approach for the attribution of handwriting: the case of Antonio Stradivari's manuscripts

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    Fichera, Giusj Valentina; Dondi, Piercarlo; Licchelli, Maurizio; Lombardi, Luca; Ridolfi, Stefano; Malagodi, Marco

    2016-11-01

    Numerous artefacts from Antonio Stradivari's workshop are currently preserved in the "Museo del Violino" (Museum of the Violin) in Cremona, Italy. A large number of them are paper models containing instructions and technical notes by the great violin maker. After his death, this collection has had several owners, while new annotations added to the original ones, sometimes imitating Stradivari's handwriting, caused problems of authenticity. The attribution of these relics is a complex task and, until now, only a small part of them has been examined by palaeographers. This paper introduces a multi-analytical approach able to facilitate the study of handwriting in manuscripts with the combined use of image processing and X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy: the former provides a fast and automatic screening of documents; the latter allows to analyse the chemical composition of inks. For our tests, 17 paper relics, dated between 1684 and 1729, were chosen. Palaeographic analysis was used as reference. The results obtained showed the validity of the combined approach proposed herein: the two techniques proved to be complementary and useful to clarify the attribution of different pieces of handwriting.

  3. ANTONIO GRAMSCI E A EDUCAÇÃO (ESCOLA UNITÁRIA

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    Elcio Arestides de Mattos Silva

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available A educação não está restrita à sala de aula ou a qualquer espaço físico pré-determinado. Ela acontece a todo o momento. Muitas vezes, sem nos darmos conta, se educa, até sem palavras. A escola unitária configura-se numa escola que leve em conta as faixas etárias e que não exclua ninguém do processo educativo. Tal escola considera a todos no seu todo, sem desprezar os diversos aspectos da dimensão humana. O objetivo desse artigo, à luz das contribuições de Antonio Gramsci é discutir o papel da escola e a possibilidade da formação do homem omnilateral. Nesse sentido, concorda-se com Gramsci quanto a possibilidade e efetividade da escola unitária, objeto que precisa estar na agenda brasileira, quando se pensa em emancipação social. 

  4. Antonio Banderas: Hispanic Gay Masculinities and the Global Mirror Stage (1991-2001

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    Joseba Gabilondo

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    Full Text Available Here I map out the Atlantic intertwining between neo-liberal/neo-imperial Spain and cinema by analyzing Antonio Banderas's body politics as the postmodern (post- or neoimperialist Don Juan. Banderas's career trajectory from 1991 to 2001 coincides with larger political and historical developments. He arrived in Hollywood in the early 1990s, a moment when different but interconnected historical events came together— the end of the Cold War and the neo-liberal globalization of the United States with treaties such as NAFTA and GATT; the growing public profile of the fundamentalist religious right and gays; and the mainstream population's (unwilling acceptance of Latinos as a differentiated community. Hollywood needed a new kind of masculinity that gathered in all these new dimensions of United States identity while not completely shedding traditional Hollywood male typology, and Banderas fulfilled all the requirements. At the same time in Banderas Spain acquired a global card of presentation for its new neoimperialist and Atlantic pursuits in Latin America.

  5. Memorial and biographical history of Spain: El jinete polaco by Antonio Muñoz Molina

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    Felipe Oliver Fuentes Kraffczyk

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The novel El jinete polaco by Antonio Muñoz Molina is a highly complex work in which the narrator mixes multiple plotlines in an effort to recreate or remember part of his family past. In the process, the collective memory of the town and people of Mágina (an allegoric space that represents the peasant life of the olive growers of southern Spain appears as a rich and contradictory montage of dreams and failures. And in a third level of discourse, the recent past of Spain also emerges through the main historic al events: the civil war, the protracted military government, and the economic development and current consolidation of democracy. In order to achieve this complex and ambitious narrative project, in El jinete polaco time is not represented as uninterrupted historical timeline but as the rich mixture of the simultaneous experiences of different life courses in terms of both values and cultural patterns in order to understand how the rapid social change affects relations between the various age groups. In other words, time is constructed as a synthesis of the biographical dimension within collective memory and major historical events. This paper seeks to point out the similarities and differences between biographical discourse, collective memory and history.

  6. La poesía objetual de Antonio Gómez

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    Felipe Muriel Durán

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Antonio Gómez hereda la estética surrealista a través del poeta catalán Joan Brossa. La mirada de Gómez aísla los objetos, los manipula y los reordena. Su objetivo es conmover y despertar en la mente del espectador una cadena de asociaciones. La obra de Gómez, recopilada hasta hoy en Made in Mérida (1993, Peccata minuta (2000, De acá para allá (2007, ofrece dos grupos de textos: los que reflexionan metapoéticamente sobre la creación y los que analizan críticamente temas como la Monarquía, la religión, el consumismo… Su poesía se define por el minimalismo. Sus materiales son los objetos humildes y los símbolos del Poder. El artículo contiene el análisis semiótico de más de una veintena de objetos poéticos.

  7. Las palabras ciegas: acercamiento a la poética de Antonio Gamoneda

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    María Pérez Heredia

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se plantea la búsqueda de la poética de Antonio Gamoneda. Se trata de una poética que parte del dolor para buscar la luz, siempre centrándose en la reflexión metaliteraria. El poeta aprende a mirarse a sí mismo, en versos puramente introspectivos, para poder así mirar el mundo. Para exponer el hecho de que la lirica gamonediana es en sí misma metaliteraria, se parte del análisis de diversos poemas, que abarcan la mayor parte de la trayectoria poética del poeta. El silencio como elemento previo a la creación, expresado en la página en blanco, será fundamental, así como el hecho de nombrar, de dar nombre a las cosas. Gamoneda, a través de la contemplación de la adquisición del habla de su nieta Cecilia, explorará el poder creador de la palabra.

  8. Historic and Holocene environmental change in the San Antonio Creek Basin, mid-coastal California

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    Scott Anderson, R.; Ejarque, Ana; Rice, Johnathan; Smith, Susan J.; Lebow, Clayton G.

    2015-03-01

    Using a combination of pollen, non-pollen palynomorphs (NPPs) and charcoal particle stratigraphies from sediment cores from two sites, along with historical records, we reconstructed paleoenvironmental change in mid-coastal California. The San Antonio Creek section contains a discontinuous, Holocene-length record, while Mod Pond includes a continuous late Holocene record. Together the records allow for interpretation of most of the present interglacial. The longer record documents coastal sage scrub and chaparral dominated by woodland elements early in the Holocene to about 9000 yr ago, a potential decline in woodland communities with drying conditions during the middle Holocene to about 4800 yr ago, and an expansion of coastal sage scrub with grassland during the late Holocene. Evidence for climatic fluctuations during the last 1000 yr at Mod Pond is equivocal, suggesting that the Medieval Climate Anomaly-Little Ice Age had modest impact on the Mod Pond environment. However, evidence of significant environmental change associated with cultural transitions in the 18th-19th centuries is stark. Introduction of non-native plants, establishment of cattle and sheep grazing, missionization of the native population, changes in burning practices during the Spanish period and enhanced cropping activities during North American settlement worked together to substantially modify the mid-California coastal landscape in about a century's time.

  9. El progresismo ecuatoriano en el siglo XIX. La reforma del presidente Antonio Flores (1888-1892

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    Full Text Available La corriente política denominada progresismo en el siglo XIX ecuatoriano, una suerte de “tercera vía” distante de liberales y conservadores, se origina a mediados de siglo como proyecto republicano opuesto al autocratismo de Gabriel García Moreno. Luego del asesinato del mandatario, obtiene a fines de siglo un amplio reconocimiento en la esfera pública, movilizando un ideario reformador en que la categoría de progreso aparece como ideología, proceso y finalidad social. Alcanza su punto culminante con la presidencia de Antonio Flores en 1888, un católico liberal de formación europea apoyado desde Roma por el papa León XIII. Las reformas secularizantes de Flores originan su rechazo frontal por los depositarios del legado garciano, encabezados por la Iglesia ecuatoriana, y no llegan a concretarse en transformaciones institucionalizadas. La revolución liberal de 1895 en el país será en buena medida deudora de los avances impulsados por la corriente progresista

  10. Building America Case Study: Occupant Comfort from a Mini-Split Heat Pump, San Antonio, Texas

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    IBACOS worked with builder Imagine Homes to evaluate the performance of an occupied new construction test house following construction of the house in the hot, humid climate of San Antonio, Texas. The project measures the effectiveness of a space conditioning strategy using a multihead mini-split heat pump (MSHP) system in a reduced-load home to achieve acceptable comfort levels (temperature and humidity) and energy performance. IBACOS collected long-term data and analyzed the energy consumption and comfort conditions of the occupied house after one year of operation. Although measured results indicate that the test system provides comfort both inside and outside the ASHRAE Standard 55-2010 range, the occupants of the house claimed both adequate comfort and appreciation of the ease of use and flexibility of the installed MSHP system. IBACOS also assisted the builder to evaluate design and specification changes necessary to comply with Zero Energy Ready Home, but the builder chose to not move forward with it because of concerns about the 'solar ready' requirements of the program.

  11. Football players, asset management & the unexploited potential of enhanced player engagement in football management & marketing

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    Cortsen, Kenneth

    2014-01-01

    This article gives insights into why and how football brands (e.g. clubs and governing bodies) can benefit from enhancing the activation of players in football management and football marketing initiatives.......This article gives insights into why and how football brands (e.g. clubs and governing bodies) can benefit from enhancing the activation of players in football management and football marketing initiatives....

  12. Football players, asset management & the unexploited potential of enhanced player engagement in football management & marketing

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    Cortsen, Kenneth

    2016-01-01

    This article gives insights into why and how football brands (e.g. clubs and governing bodies) can benefit from enhancing the activation of players in football management and football marketing initiatives.......This article gives insights into why and how football brands (e.g. clubs and governing bodies) can benefit from enhancing the activation of players in football management and football marketing initiatives....

  13. Anthropometric Characteristics of Spanish Professional Basketball Players

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    Vaquera Alejandro

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The study of elite basketball players’ anthropometric characteristics alongside those of body composition contributes significantly to their profiling as professional athletes and plays an important role in the selection process, as these characteristics can have a significant impact on performance. In the current study, 110 professional basketball players from a series of Spanish professional Leagues (ACB, LEB and EBA and youth level National Teams (U20 and U18 had their anthropometric profiles measured and compared to determine differences between them. Furthermore, all 110 players were divided into three different categories according to their playing position: guards, forwards and centres. The results obtained show no significant differences between players in different competitions in weight, height and the sum of skinfolds. Nonetheless, there were several differences related to body fat content (13.03% in ACB players and 10.52% in the lower categories and National Teams. There were also several differences found between the different playing positions amongst all playing levels in body mass (79.56 ± 2.41, 91.04 ± 1.51 and 104.56 ± 1.73 kg, height (182.28 ± 0.96, 195.65 ± 1.00 and 204.08 ± 0.67 cm, skinfold distribution and perimeters. However, there were no significant differences in body fat content between the different playing positions. The conclusions obtained from this study provide a better understanding to basketball specialists regarding the selection process of players at the elite level, especially on the transition from youth elite programs to men’s elite leagues.

  14. The architecture of the chess player's brain.

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    Hänggi, Jürgen; Brütsch, Karin; Siegel, Adrian M; Jäncke, Lutz

    2014-09-01

    The game of chess can be seen as a typical example for an expertise task requiring domain-specific training and experience. Despite intensive behavioural studies the neural underpinnings of chess performance and expertise are not entirely understood. A few functional neuroimaging studies have shown that expert chess players recruit different psychological functions and activate different brain areas while they are engaged in chess-related activities. Based on this functional literature, we predicted to find morphological differences in a network comprised by parietal and frontal areas and especially the occipito-temporal junction (OTJ), fusiform gyrus, and caudate nucleus. Twenty expert chess players and 20 control subjects were investigated using voxel-based and surface-based morphometry as well as diffusion tensor imaging. Grey matter volume and cortical thickness were reduced in chess players compared with those of control men in the OTJ and precunei. The volumes of both caudate nuclei were not different between groups, but correlated inversely with the years of chess playing experience. Mean diffusivity was increased in chess players compared with that of controls in the left superior longitudinal fasciculus and the Elo score (a chess tournament ranking) was inversely related to mean diffusivity within the right superior longitudinal fasciculus. To the best of our knowledge we showed for the first time that there are specific differences in grey and white matter morphology between chess players and control subjects in brain regions associated with cognitive functions important for playing chess. Whether these anatomical alterations are the cause or consequence of the intensive and long-term chess training and practice remains to be shown in future studies.

  15. Dynamic Visual Acuity Training in Cricket Players

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    Renee Edgar, B.Optom

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    Full Text Available Background: Dynamic visual acuity (DVA is the ability of an observer to correctly identify details of a moving target and is considered to be important for tasks like driving. Dynamic Visual Acuity is better in athletes involved in sports such as basketball and baseball; however, no previous studies have considered the sport of cricket. We conducted a study to determine whether there was any difference in DVA between cricket and non-cricket players. Method: Dynamic visual acuity was measured by asking subjects to identify the orientation of the gap of a moving Landolt C target as a four-alternative forced-choice task. The Landolt C targets had confusion bars surrounding them. The participants in the study were tested twice with a break of seven weeks. In between the two measurements, participants underwent two training sessions (similar to the testing sessions, each three weeks apart. Results: The initial mean DVA for cricket players was 107.7 deg/sec, and the mean DVA for non-cricket players was 105.5 deg/sec, with a target size of 6/15. The subjects who participated in training (cricketers and non-cricketers improved in DVA by 41 deg/sec in contrast to the improvement in the non-training subjects of 18 deg/sec (p=0.0032. The cricketers who participated in the training improved in DVA by 44 deg/sec, whereas the cricketers who did not participate in the training improved by 19 deg/sec (p=0.0167. Conclusions: We found no significant difference in initial DVA between the cricket players and the non-cricket players. The training resulted in an extremely significant improvement in DVA performance by both the cricketers and non-cricketers.

  16. Evaluating Australian football league player contributions using interactive network simulation.

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    Sargent, Jonathan; Bedford, Anthony

    2013-01-01

    This paper focuses on the contribution of Australian Football League (AFL) players to their team's on-field network by simulating player interactions within a chosen team list and estimating the net effect on final score margin. A Visual Basic computer program was written, firstly, to isolate the effective interactions between players from a particular team in all 2011 season matches and, secondly, to generate a symmetric interaction matrix for each match. Negative binomial distributions were fitted to each player pairing in the Geelong Football Club for the 2011 season, enabling an interactive match simulation model given the 22 chosen players. Dynamic player ratings were calculated from the simulated network using eigenvector centrality, a method that recognises and rewards interactions with more prominent players in the team network. The centrality ratings were recorded after every network simulation and then applied in final score margin predictions so that each player's match contribution-and, hence, an optimal team-could be estimated. The paper ultimately demonstrates that the presence of highly rated players, such as Geelong's Jimmy Bartel, provides the most utility within a simulated team network. It is anticipated that these findings will facilitate optimal AFL team selection and player substitutions, which are key areas of interest to coaches. Network simulations are also attractive for use within betting markets, specifically to provide information on the likelihood of a chosen AFL team list "covering the line ". Key pointsA simulated interaction matrix for Australian Rules football players is proposedThe simulations were carried out by fitting unique negative binomial distributions to each player pairing in a sideEigenvector centrality was calculated for each player in a simulated matrix, then for the teamThe team centrality measure adequately predicted the team's winning marginA player's net effect on margin could hence be estimated by replacing him in

  17. Multi-Player and Multi-Choice Quantum Game

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    杜江峰; 李卉; 许晓栋; 周先意; 韩荣典

    2002-01-01

    We investigate a multi-player and multi-choice quantum game. We start from a two-player and two-choice game,and the result is better than its classical version. Then we extend this to N-player and N-choice cases. In the quantum domain, we provide a strategy with which players can always avoid the worst outcome. Also, by changing the value of the parameter of the initial state, the probabilities for players to obtain the best pay-off will be much higher than in its classical version.

  18. Prospective study of injury in volleyball players: 6 year results.

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    Pastor, M F; Ezechieli, M; Classen, L; Kieffer, O; Miltner, O

    2015-01-01

    The volleyball game has a high complexity and thus entails a lot of strain to the players. Due to this high and different training and competition strain comprehensive and individual training plans should be developed with competing training objectives in order to prevent injuries. The aim of the study was to analyse prospectively over six seasons the acute and overuse injuries of a German male professional volleyball team. The study included 34 male national league players from season the 2007/08 to 2012/13. All players received a sport medicine examination and a functional diagnosis before each season. Based on the results the players received an individual training plan. The players suffered 186 injuries. The prevalence of acute injuries was 1.94 per player and overuse injuries 0.64 per player. The incidence of acute injuries was 3.3/1000 h volleyball and overuse injuries 1.08/1000 h volleyball. The largest number of injuries was found in the spine. The players had most likely minor injuries. The players had significantly fewer injuries in their second season (1.92) than in their first season (3.25; p= 0.004). It could be concluded that volleyball is a sport with a relative low prevalence of injuries compared to other team sports. The prevalence of injury is 2.58 per player. Due to an injury a player dropped out 16.91 days per season. An individual training program seems to reduce the incidence of injury.

  19. Recognition accuracy by experienced men and women players of basketball.

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    Millslagle, Duane G

    2002-08-01

    This study examined 30 experienced basketball players' recognition accuracy by sex, playing position (guard, forward, and center), and situations in the game of basketball. The study used a perceptual cognitive paradigm in which subjects viewed slides of structured and unstructured game situations and accurately recognized the presence or absence of the basketball. A significant difference in recognition accuracy by sex, players' position, and structure of the game situation was found. Male players' recognition accuracy was better than the female players'. The recognition accuracy of subjects who played guard was better than that of subjects who played forward or center. The players' recognition accuracy was more accurate when observing structured plays versus unstructured plays. The conclusion of this study suggested that experienced basketball players differ in their cognitive and visual searching processes by sex and player position within the sport of basketball.

  20. Identification af explosive power factors as predictors of player quality in young female volleyball players.

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    Grgantov, Zoran; Milić, Mirjana; Katić, Ratko

    2013-05-01

    With the purpose of determining the factor structure of explosive power, as well as the influence of each factor on situational efficiency, 56 young female volleyball players were tested using 14 tests for assessing nonspecific and specific explosive power. By factor analysis, 4 significant factors were isolated which explained the total of over 80% of the common variability in young female volleyball players. The first factor was defined as volleyball-specific jumping, the second factor as nonspecific jumping and sprinting, the third factor as throwing explosive power, while the fourth factor was interpreted as volleyball-specific throwing and spiking speed from the ground. Results obtained by regression analysis in the latent space of explosive power indicate that the identified factors are good predictors of player quality in young female volleyball players. The fourth factor defined as throwing and spiking speed from the ground had the largest influence on player quality, followed by volleyball-specific jumping and nonspecific jumping and sprinting, and to a much lesser extent, by throwing explosive power The results obtained in this age group bring to the fore the ability of spiking and serving a ball of high speed, which hinders the opponents from playing those balls in serve reception and field defence. This ability, combined with a high standing vertical jump reach and spike approach vertical jump reach (which is the basis of the 1st varimax factor) enables successful performance of all volleyball elements by which points are won in complex 1 (spike) and complex 2 (serve and block). Even though the 2nd factor (nonspecific jumping and sprinting) has a slightly smaller impact on situational efficiency in young players, this ability provides preconditions i.e. preparation for successful realisation of all volleyball elements, so greater attention must be paid to perfecting it in young female volleyball players.

  1. Antonio María Barriga Villalba, El Multifacético

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    Pablo Gómez Martinez

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    Esta sesión solemne que celebramos hoy, gracias a la obligante solicitud del cadémico Laurentino Muñoz, ha debido realizarse el año pasado, pero debido a múltiples inconvenientes y al congestionado calendario de las actividades de la Academia, ello no fue posible, por lo cual rogamos a los oyentes se sirvan disimular la tardanza de esta celebración.

    Para la Academia Nacional de Medicina que ha conservado a través de los años una severa tradición de reconocimiento de los valores humanos, es especialmente grato rendir este homenaje de admiración a los ilustres hombres de ciencia que la honraron con sus ejecutorias ya los distinguidos miembros de la profesión médica que tuvieron su raigambre en ese maravilloso rincón de la patria: el departamento del Huila.

    Aprovechando esta ocasión, vamos a colocar en la galería de los presidentes, los retratos de dos ilustres académicos: del miembro honorario profesor Antonio María Barriga Villalba y el del miembro de número doctor Arturo Arboleda.

    El limitado tiempo de que dispongo, me impide hacer un relato detenido de la vida de Barriga Villalba, y un estudio crítico a fondo de su obra. Me limitaré con la venia de la audiencia, a destacar sólamente algunas realizaciones de sus actividades y de su dedicación a la docencia, pidiéndoles disculpas por las omisiones que pudieran tener estas pocas palabras.

    Nació en Bogotá el día 9 de junio de 1894. Contrajo matrimonio con doña Luisa Del Diestro de cuya unión hubo tres hijos: Luis, Antonio y Fernando. Murió este año a la edad cumplida de 91 años, rodeado del amor y cariño de los suyos.

    Hizo sus estudios secundarios en el Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, bajo la dirección del doctor Liborio Zerda, en donde recibió el título de bachiller. Por su dedicación, por sus dotes de inteligencia, fue nombrado colegial de número, posición reservada a muy pocos estudiantes sobresalientes del

  2. Letteratura tecnica e formazione degli architetti ai tempi di Antonio Mollari

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    Alessandro Gambuti

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    Full Text Available Nel corso del Settecento, nella letteratura tecnica, a seguito della critica razionalista del pensiero illuminista, cominciano a comparire principî scientifici per migliorare la formazione degli architetti. Nel 1764 Girolamo Fonda, matematico, pubblica gli Elementi di Architettura civile e militare e dedica la prima parte alla “Sodezza delle fabbriche”, premettendo le regole costruttive alla convenienza e all’estetica. Francesco Milizia avvia i Principj di Architettura civile (1781 con i temi della bellezza e della comodità, ma, nella terza parte, tratta della solidità con citazioni di meccanica, fisica e ingegneria. Qualche anno dopo (1788, Girolamo Masi stampa, per la “gioventù romana”, Teoria e Pratica dell’Architettura civile; seguendo il metodo del Fonda e continuando l’opera del Milizia egli propone nozioni sui materiali e sulle “resistenze” con il sussidio di illustrazioni e tabelle. Nel 1772 era stato ristampato il Manuale… di Giovanni Branca con la revisione di Leonardo de Vegni, dilettante di architettura; una notevole utilità didattica apportarono le incisioni di Giovan Battista Cipriani, allegate ai Principj… del Milizia (1800 e le Osservazioni ed aggiunte di Giovanni Antonio Antolini alla stessa opera (1817. All’inizio dell’Ottocento, l’Architettura pratica di Giuseppe Valadier dette un incremento alla formazione professionale degli architetti per mezzo di lezioni teoriche e disegni di procedimenti ed attrezzature per i costruttori di edifici. During the XVIIIth century, in the technical treatises, owing to the rationalist criticism of the Enlightenment movement, scientific principles begin to appear in order to improve the education of the architects. In 1764 Girolamo Fonda, a mathematician, publishes Elementi di Architettura civile e militare and gives up the first part to the “Solidity of Buildings”, putting before the construction rules to the convenience and beauty. Francesco Milizia opens

  3. MIGUEL ANTONIO CARO Y EL PENSAMIENTO CONSERVADOR ANTE LAS INDEPENDENCIAS HISPANOAMERICANAS

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    Full Text Available Durante el siglo XIX, las vivas polémicas ideológicas sobre la conquista y la colonización de América, se intensificaron entre las elites latinoamericanas. El caso ejemplar fue el del conservador ultramontano Miguel Antonio Caro (1843-1909, militante activo del partido nacionalista de la “Regeneración” y ejecutor como también promotor principal de la “Constitución de 1886”. Su proyecto político concebido como misional y patriótico fue enfurecido en la disutopía que planteó, la de salvaguardar la herencia española y desestimar la ruptura peninsular, que tantos liberales radicales del continente exigieron como presupuesto de desarrollo y civilización de nuestros pueblos. El siguiente artículo hace una estimación de las principales ideas que Caro tuvo frente al problema sociopolítico de las independencias latinoamericanas, la polémica pasional que desató en su defensa de España como su acendrada y acérrima recuperación de la civilización hispánica en nuestros territorios. Al cumplirse los 200 años de nuestro proceso de emancipación, este escrito brinda la posibilidad de repensarnos en la construcción de nuestra identidad y construcción de la nacionalidad, a partir de uno de los líderes, dirigentes y batalladores insignes del pensamiento latinoamericano.

  4. Player Transformation of Educational Multiplayer Games

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    Magnussen, Rikke; Misfeldt, Morten

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    Children's great interest in multiplayer games has led to attempts to design educational multiplayer games. In this study, we have studied a test of an educational multiplayer game designed for mathematics education for children aged nine to twelve. In our observations, it became clear that pupils...... transformed the game to accommodate social interaction. With these transformed ways of playing the game, they managed to get to the top of the high score list while avoiding the educational parts of the game. Players transforming educational games to escape learning elements can be a problem when these games...... are used for formal education. In this paper we argue that player transformation of educational games can, however, be the basis of exciting and unconventional learning of valuable things, such as how to transform information technology to better accommodate social interaction....

  5. Common Injuries of Collegiate Tennis Players

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to determine the common injuries of Filipino collegiate tennis players; 110 varsity tennis players with a mean of 20 years old (SD ± 1.7 with an average playing experience of 12 years participated in the study. There was a 100% occurrence of at least one injury with an average rate of 5.98 injuries per person. The authors observed that the most commonly injured anatomical region is the lower extremity; ankles were recorded as the most commonly injured part. Other commonly injured areas included the shoulders and lower back. Furthermore, the most common injury type is tendinitis, sprains, and strains. The recorded injuries were mostly associated with overuse injuries, and the findings were similar to those of most other studies on tennis injuries. A larger sample size may provide more conclusive findings on tennis injuries, particularly in different levels of competition, such as recreational or professional athletes.

  6. Towards Generic Models of Player Experience

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    Shaker, Noor; Shaker, Mohammad; Abou-Zleikha, Mohamed

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    -dependent and their applicability is usually limited to the system and the data used for model construction. Establishing models of user experience that are highly scalable while maintaing the performance constitutes an important research direction. In this paper, we propose generic models of user experience in the computer games...... further examine whether generic features of player be- haviour can be defined and used to boost the modelling per- formance. The accuracies obtained in both experiments in- dicate a promise for the proposed approach and suggest that game-independent player experience models can be built.......Context personalisation is a flourishing area of research with many applications. Context personalisation systems usually employ a user model to predict the appeal of the context to a particular user given a history of interactions. Most of the models used are context...

  7. Macro-players in stock markets

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    It is usually assumed that stock prices reflect a balance between large numbers of small individual sellers and buyers. However, over the past fifty years mutual funds and other institutional shareholders have assumed an ever increasing part of stock transactions: their assets, as a percentage of GDP, have been multiplied by more than one hundred. The paper presents evidence which shows that reactions to major shocks are often dominated by a small number of institutional players. Most often the market gets a wrong perception and inadequate understanding of such events because the relevant information (e.g. the fact that one mutual fund has sold several million shares) only becomes available weeks or months after the event, through reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Our observations suggest that there is a radical difference between small ($ 5% $) price changes which, on the contrary, may be caused by massive sales (or purchases) by a few players. This suggests that the mechanisms which a...

  8. Evolutionary game theory: molecules as players.

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    Bohl, Katrin; Hummert, Sabine; Werner, Sarah; Basanta, David; Deutsch, Andreas; Schuster, Stefan; Theissen, Günter; Schroeter, Anja

    2014-12-01

    In this and an accompanying paper we review the use of game theoretical concepts in cell biology and molecular biology. This review focuses on the subcellular level by considering viruses, genes, and molecules as players. We discuss in which way catalytic RNA can be treated by game theory. Moreover, genes can compete for success in replication and can have different strategies in interactions with other genetic elements. Also transposable elements, or "jumping genes", can act as players because they usually bear different traits or strategies. Viruses compete in the case of co-infecting a host cell. Proteins interact in a game theoretical sense when forming heterodimers. Finally, we describe how the Shapley value can be applied to enzymes in metabolic pathways. We show that game theory can be successfully applied to describe and analyse scenarios at the molecular level resulting in counterintuitive conclusions.

  9. Left ventricular biomechanics in professional football players.

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    von Lueder, T G; Hodt, A; Gjerdalen, G F; Steine, K

    2017-04-04

    Chronic exercise induces adaptive changes of left ventricular (LV) ejection and filling capacities which may be detected by novel speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) and tissue Doppler imaging (TDI)-based techniques. A total of 103 consecutive male elite Norwegian soccer players and 46 age-matched healthy controls underwent echocardiography at rest. STE was used to assess LV torsional mechanics and LV systolic longitudinal strain (LS). Diastolic function was evaluated by trans-mitral blood flow, mitral annular velocities by TDI, and LV inflow propagation velocity by color M-mode. Despite similar global LS, players displayed lower basal wall and higher apical wall LS values vs controls, resulting in an incremental base-to-apex gradient of LS. Color M-mode and TDI-derived data were similar in both groups. Peak systolic twist rate (TWR) was significantly lower in players (86.4±2.8 vs controls 101.9±5.2 deg/s, Pplayers (-124.5±4.2 vs -106.9±6.7 deg/s) and peaked earlier during the cardiac cycle (112.7±0.8 vs 117.4±2.4% of systole duration, both Pplayers. Augmented diastolic wall strain (DWS), a novel measure of LV compliance in players, was associated with improved myocardial mechanical efficiency. The described myocardial biomechanics may underlie augmented exertional cardiac function in athletes and may have a potential role to characterize athlete's heart by itself or to distinguish it from hypertensive or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. © 2017 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  10. The El Dorado of Handball? Foreign Female Players Stay, while Domestic Players Return from Abroad.

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    Bon, Marta; Topič, Mojca Doupona; Šibila, Marko

    2016-04-01

    The main purpose of this research was to study the characteristics of migration in European women's handball based on the Slovenian example and to find the differences between the foreigners coming to Slovenia and the Slovenians transferring to foreign clubs. The research was based on 16 open face-to-face semi-structured interviews (8 Slovenians (age 29.5 ± 6.2 years) and 8 foreigners (age 35.5 ± 8.7 years)). We found out that the most powerful factor in foreigners was the financial one, while within Slovenian players it was their personal desire for progression within their sport, the club's reputation and poor conditions in their previous club. The results confirm that when making a decision on transfer, all players had the support of family and friends, while the clubs of foreign players were not as supportive. Most interviewees considered their careers successful and did not regret going abroad. The research indicates that the largest differences discovered between Slovenians and foreigners were that foreign female players chose to stay in the new country (Slovenia), while domestic players returned home after few years playing abroad. In conclusion, the results show that in top-level handball there are important differences between migration models which are based on nationality and also that the migration models change throughout time, which is largely connected with the socioeconomic events in the country of origin or transfer.

  11. Tibia and fibula fractures in soccer players.

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    Boden, B P; Lohnes, J H; Nunley, J A; Garrett, W E

    1999-01-01

    We performed a retrospective review of 31 athletes who sustained a fracture of the lower leg from a direct blow while playing soccer. Fifteen fractures involved both the tibia and fibula 11 only the tibia, and 5 only the fibula. Information was collected using a standardized questionnaire. The mean follow-up from the time of injury was 30 months. Injuries typically occurred in young, competitive athletes during game situations. The mechanisms were broadly classified into several categories: contact during a slide tackle (13, 42%), a collision with the goalkeeper (8, 26%), two opposing players colliding while swinging for a loose ball (7, 23%), or a player being kicked by a standing opponent (3, 10%). The majority of fractures (26, 90%) occurred while the athletes were wearing shin guards. The point of impact was with the shin guard prior to the fracture in 16 cases (62%). Return to competitive soccer averaged 40 weeks for combined tibia and fibula fractures, 35 weeks for isolated tibia fractures, and 18 weeks for isolated fibula fractures. Injuries were associated with a high incidence of major complications (12 out of 31, 39%), especially in concurrent tibia and fibula fractures (8 out of 15, 50%). These findings suggest that lower leg fractures in soccer players are serious injuries, often necessitating a prolonged recovery time. In addition, this study questions the ability of shin guards to protect against fractures.

  12. Pietro Antonio Tomasello de Padua : un ingeniero militar véneto en la Sicilia de Carlos V

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    Maurizio Vesco

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En 1522 el virrey de Sicilia, Ettore Pignatelli, conde de Monteleone, inició una gran campaña para fortalecer las defensas de las principales ciudades de la costa de Sicilia: Palermo, Trapani, Milazzo, Siracusa y, algunos años más tarde, incluso Messina. El ingeniero real Pietro Antonio Tomasello de Padua, un técnico militar Veneto, pidió renovar el sistema de defensas de la isla, con la introducción por primera vez de bastiones circulares y poligonales en fortalezas y murallas de la ciudad. La obra, desconocida hasta ahora, de este importante ingeniero militar activo en Sicilia desde 1523 hasta 1537, año de su muerte, está siendo reconstruida con una importante documentación de archivo. La investigación destaca líneas de continuidad en la estrategia de guerra de Carlos V, lanzada en Sicilia desde la época del virrey Conde de Monteleone. En consecuencia, se hace necesario revisar este extraordinario carácter general dado por los historiadores de la política militar de Ferrante Gonzaga. También hay que revisar la actualización y la autoría de muchas de las fortificaciones más importantes de Sicilia: el fuerte de San Salvador de Messina, anteriormente atribuido a Antonio Ferramolino de Bérgamo, las fortificaciones de defensa y escarpes del castillo de Milazzo y la torre circular de Castellammare de Palermo (estos últimos fechados en la segunda mitad del siglo XV, todas las obras son de Pietro Antonio Tomasello, realizadas en el segundo cuarto del siglo XVI.In 1522 the Viceroy of Sicily Ettore Pignatelli, Count of Monteleone, started a significant campaign for the strengthening of the outworks of the main cities located along the Sicilian coast: Palermo, Trapani, Milazzo, Siracusa and, after a few years, also Messina. The Royal Engineer Pietro Antonio Tomasello from Padua, a military technician from the Veneto region, was charged with renovating the island’s defensive system and introducing for the first time modern circular

  13. EVALUATING AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAYER CONTRIBUTIONS USING INTERACTIVE NETWORK SIMULATION

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    Full Text Available This paper focuses on the contribution of Australian Football League (AFL players to their team's on-field network by simulating player interactions within a chosen team list and estimating the net effect on final score margin. A Visual Basic computer program was written, firstly, to isolate the effective interactions between players from a particular team in all 2011 season matches and, secondly, to generate a symmetric interaction matrix for each match. Negative binomial distributions were fitted to each player pairing in the Geelong Football Club for the 2011 season, enabling an interactive match simulation model given the 22 chosen players. Dynamic player ratings were calculated from the simulated network using eigenvector centrality, a method that recognises and rewards interactions with more prominent players in the team network. The centrality ratings were recorded after every network simulation and then applied in final score margin predictions so that each player's match contribution-and, hence, an optimal team-could be estimated. The paper ultimately demonstrates that the presence of highly rated players, such as Geelong's Jimmy Bartel, provides the most utility within a simulated team network. It is anticipated that these findings will facilitate optimal AFL team selection and player substitutions, which are key areas of interest to coaches. Network simulations are also attractive for use within betting markets, specifically to provide information on the likelihood of a chosen AFL team list "covering the line".

  14. DON ANTONIO ALFARO, UN CORSARIO AL FRENTE DEL HOSPITAL DE SAN CARLOS EN LA ISLA DE LEÓN

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    Benicia Vidal Galache

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    Full Text Available Ante la inminencia de la llegada de las tropas de Napoleón a la Isla de León, hoy San Fernando, se improvisó en la localidad un hospital para la atención de los prisioneros franceses enfermos y heridos en la batalla de Bailén. La dirección del establecimiento se encomendó a D. Antonio Alfaro, cirujano naval formado en el Real Colegio de Cirugía de Cádiz. En la plantilla de facultativos hubo también médicos, cirujanos y practicantes escogidos entre los prisioneros franceses. Analizamos la vida de Alfaro y las especiales circunstancias en las que se inició aquel hospital militar.DON ANTONIO ALFARO, A CORSAIR LEADING THE SAN CARLOS HOSPITAL IN THE ISLA DE LEÓNWith the imminence of the arrival of the troops of Napoleon to the Isla de Leon, today San Fernando, a hospital for the care of the sick and wounded French prisoners at the battle of Bailén was improvised at the village. The address of the establishment was entrusted to D. Antonio Alfaro, naval surgeon trained in the Real Colegio de Cirugía of Cádiz. The staff was composed also by doctors, surgeons and medical assistants chosen among the French prisoners. We analyse the life of Alfaro and the special circumstances in which that military hospital was started.

  15. Risk factors for cardiovascular mortality in Mexican Americans and non-Hispanic whites. San Antonio Heart Study.

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    Mitchell, B D; Stern, M P; Haffner, S M; Hazuda, H P; Patterson, J K

    1990-03-01

    A lower cardiovascular mortality in Mexican-American men than in non-Hispanic white men has been consistently observed. In contrast, no such ethnic difference has been observed in women. To determine whether this sex-ethnicity interaction in mortality is matched by a corresponding sex-ethnicity interaction in cardiovascular risk factors, the authors compared risk factors between 3,301 Mexican Americans and 1,877 non-Hispanic whites from the San Antonio Heart Study, a population-based study of cardiovascular disease and diabetes conducted in San Antonio, Texas (1979-1988). In both men and women, triglycerides, systolic and diastolic blood pressures, and body mass index (weight (kg)/height (m)2) were higher and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol was lower in Mexican Americans than in non-Hispanic whites. Although Mexican-American men were more likely than non-Hispanic white men to be smokers, Mexican Americans of both sexes smoked, on average, fewer cigarettes per day than non-Hispanic whites. Cardiovascular risk scores, which were constructed from Framingham Study risk equations to summarize the combined effect of multiple risk factors, were higher in Mexican Americans than in non-Hispanic whites of both sexes. The cardiovascular risk profile was less favorable for both Mexican Americans who grew up in Mexico and Mexican Americans who grew up in San Antonio. Although it is possible that in their younger years Mexican Americans had a more favorable cardiovascular risk profile, these results may also indicate that some protective factor, either genetic or life-style, is present in Mexican-American males but absent in non-Hispanic white males.

  16. Antonio Ros de Olano, Director General de Infantería, Artillería y Sanidad Militar

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    Llamado "el general prudente", Antonio Ros de Olano fue un personaje muy conocido en su época. Destacó como militar y político, participando en batallas y levantamientos. Como escritor, publicó libros de memorias sobre episodios militares y fue un precursor de la narrativa fantástica en España. Fue amigo de Espronceda, Campoamor, Larra y muchos otros que participaron en la famosa tertulia del "El Parnasillo" en café del Príncipe de Madrid. En su vertiente política, fue ministro de Isabel II, ...

  17. A propósito de un gran economista colonial, Don Antonio de Narváez y La Torre

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    Sergio Elías Ortiz

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    Full Text Available Al preclaro nombre del Precursor don Pedro Fermín de Vargas, señalado como "nuestro primer economista" en reciente artículo publicado en el Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico, bajo la firma de Alberto Miramón, tenemos que agregar otro, no menos brillante en nuestro concepto: el del Mariscal de Campo don Antonio de Narváez y La Torre, autor de la Relación o Informe de la Provincia de Santa Marta y Río Hacha.

  18. Autores Clásicos en la biblioteca del ilustrado Antonio Ruiz De Padrón

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    Francisco Salas Salgado

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    Full Text Available Se estudia en este artículo los libros de autores grecolatinos que poseía la amplia biblioteca del ilustrado canario Antonio Ruiz de Padrón (1757-1823, cuyo conocimiento debemos a los inventarios realizados en 1814 y 1823. Se comprueba de esta manera la vigencia de los autores clásicos propiciada con toda seguridad por enorme importancia que la corriente neoclásica tuvo en la época de la Ilustración.http://dx.doi.org/10.14195/2183-1718_66_20

  19. DEL LÍMITE A LA REVALORIZACIÓN DEL PATRIMONIO: BARRIO DE SAN ANTONIO PUEBLA MÉXICO

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    La ciudad de Puebla y su Centro Histórico a pesar de estar dentro las ciudades consideradas Patrimonio Cultural de la Humanidad por la UNESCO, está perdiendo parte de su riqueza por proyectos que no han beneficiado a la zona. A pesar de lo anterior, conserva barrios muy importantes que permanecen con costumbres y tradiciones que los hacen únicos. Uno de estos ejemplos es el Barrio de San Antonio, uno de los más temidos y estigmatizados de la ciuda...

  20. Abundance estimates of southern right whales (Eubalaena australis) in Bahía San Antonio, Patagonia, Argentina

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    Vermeulen, Els; Cammareri, Alejandro

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    Aerial surveys were conducted to estimate the abundance of southern right whales in Bahía San Antonio, a bay located in the north-western region of the San Matías Gulf (40°50¿S 64°50¿W), Rio Negro, Patagonia Argentina. The transect for the realization of aerial surveys was designed using the program DISTANCE 6.0 and consisted out of 14 North-South (up to S 40.9°) parallel transect lines with a 2.5km separation, covering a total surface of 418km² (mean coverage probability=0.78). Transect leng...

  1. Ontogeny of an adventurous mind: the origin of Antonio García-Bellido's contributions to developmental genetics.

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    García-Bellido, Antonio

    2009-01-01

    This interview with Antonio Garcia-Bellido explores three aspects of his work. First and foremost is the origin of his contributions: trying to define what allowed him to become a pioneer of developmental genetics. The second part deals with the nature of his major contributions, as seen by himself. In a third section he expresses his views on a number of subjects that relate mostly to the future of developmental biology and to evolution. A list of his most significant publications is appended as an annex.

  2. University Thought Illustrated Neogranadino [ Colombian ] Attorney and Protector of Indians Francisco Antonio Moreno y Escandon ( 1768-1798 . General Introduction and Document I

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    Fernando Betancourt-Serna

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Four hundred thirty years of Colombian university (1580-2014, the main references of its historiography are the following personalities: the neogranadino Alfonso de Zamora, OP, the Italian Joseph Cassani SJ, the peninsular Francisco Nunez, OP, neogranadino Jacinto Antonio Buenaventura, OP, and neogranadino Francisco Antonio Moreno and Escandon. Of these five historians of the Nueva Granada University neogranadino works of Alfonso de Zamora, OP and Italian Joseph Cassani they were published. The peninsular Francisco Nunez, OP, if not mistaken, there is no news of the release of his "Memorial" of lengthy litigation (1639-1704 between the University of Santo Thomas Aquinas (1580 and the Javeriana University (1621 of the New Kingdom of Granada in relation to the exclusivity of university degrees to the first intended. The neogranadino Jacinto Antonio Buenaventura, OP, a representative of the university tradition in the university reform illustrated the eighteenth century in the Viceroyalty of New Granada, his unpublished writings published in 2011....

  3. Sympathetic enhancement in futsal players but not in football players after repeated sprint ability test.

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    Chen, Yung-Sheng; Liao, Chih-Jung; Lu, Wan-An; Kuo, Cheng-Deng

    2015-01-01

    Heart rate variability (HRV) can disclose the specific adaptation of sympathovagal modulation to exercise. This study investigated the change in HRV measures after anaerobic and aerobic intermittent exercises in university football and futsal players. 36 male university students with physically active lifestyle (n=14), football (n=12), and futsal (n=10) participated in this study. The participants completed the repeated sprint ability (RSA) test and Yo-Yo (YY) intermittent recovery test level 1 in randomised order. ECG signals of the participants were recorded in supine position 15 min before and 30 min after exercises. Before exercise, and 5 and 30 min after exercise, the blood pressures were also taken. In the RSA protocol, the percentage changes in normalised high-frequency power (nHFP) were significantly decreased, while the percentage changes in the very low/high frequency power ratio (VLHR) and low/high frequency power ratio (LHR) were significantly increased in futsal players after exercise, as compared with the controls. No significant changes in all HRV indices were found in the YY protocol, except the respiratory frequency. After exercise, the percent decrease in vagal modulation in futsal players was significantly reduced, while the percentage increase in sympathetic modulation in futsal players was significantly enhanced in the RSA test, but not in the YY test, as compared with the control group. The increase in sympathetic activity and the decrease in vagal activity in the futsal players were greater than the corresponding increase and decrease in the football players in the RSA test.

  4. Vascular Health in American Football Players: Cardiovascular Risk Increased in Division III Players

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    Deborah L. Feairheller

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Studies report that football players have high blood pressure (BP and increased cardiovascular risk. There are over 70,000 NCAA football players and 450 Division III schools sponsor football programs, yet limited research exists on vascular health of athletes. This study aimed to compare vascular and cardiovascular health measures between football players and nonathlete controls. Twenty-three athletes and 19 nonathletes participated. Vascular health measures included flow-mediated dilation (FMD and carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT. Cardiovascular measures included clinic and 24 hr BP levels, body composition, VO2 max, and fasting glucose/cholesterol levels. Compared to controls, football players had a worse vascular and cardiovascular profile. Football players had thicker carotid artery IMT (0.49 ± 0.06 mm versus 0.46 ± 0.07 mm and larger brachial artery diameter during FMD (4.3±0.5 mm versus 3.7±0.6 mm, but no difference in percent FMD. Systolic BP was significantly higher in football players at all measurements: resting (128.2±6.4 mmHg versus 122.4±6.8 mmHg, submaximal exercise (150.4±18.8 mmHg versus 137.3±9.5 mmHg, maximal exercise (211.3±25.9 mmHg versus 191.4±19.2 mmHg, and 24-hour BP (124.9±6.3 mmHg versus 109.8±3.7 mmHg. Football players also had higher fasting glucose (91.6±6.5 mg/dL versus 86.6±5.8 mg/dL, lower HDL (36.5±11.2 mg/dL versus 47.1±14.8 mg/dL, and higher body fat percentage (29.2±7.9% versus 23.2±7.0%. Division III collegiate football players remain an understudied population and may be at increased cardiovascular risk.

  5. Vascular Health in American Football Players: Cardiovascular Risk Increased in Division III Players

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    Feairheller, Deborah L.; Aichele, Kristin R.; Oakman, Joyann E.; Neal, Michael P.; Cromwell, Christina M.; Lenzo, Jessica M.; Perez, Avery N.; Bye, Naomi L.; Santaniello, Erica L.; Hill, Jessica A.; Evans, Rachel C.; Thiele, Karla A.; Chavis, Lauren N.; Getty, Allyson K.; Wisdo, Tia R.; McClelland, JoAnna M.; Sturgeon, Kathleen; Chlad, Pam

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    Studies report that football players have high blood pressure (BP) and increased cardiovascular risk. There are over 70,000 NCAA football players and 450 Division III schools sponsor football programs, yet limited research exists on vascular health of athletes. This study aimed to compare vascular and cardiovascular health measures between football players and nonathlete controls. Twenty-three athletes and 19 nonathletes participated. Vascular health measures included flow-mediated dilation (FMD) and carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT). Cardiovascular measures included clinic and 24 hr BP levels, body composition, VO2 max, and fasting glucose/cholesterol levels. Compared to controls, football players had a worse vascular and cardiovascular profile. Football players had thicker carotid artery IMT (0.49 ± 0.06 mm versus 0.46 ± 0.07 mm) and larger brachial artery diameter during FMD (4.3 ± 0.5 mm versus 3.7 ± 0.6 mm), but no difference in percent FMD. Systolic BP was significantly higher in football players at all measurements: resting (128.2 ± 6.4 mmHg versus 122.4 ± 6.8 mmHg), submaximal exercise (150.4 ± 18.8 mmHg versus 137.3 ± 9.5 mmHg), maximal exercise (211.3 ± 25.9 mmHg versus 191.4 ± 19.2 mmHg), and 24-hour BP (124.9 ± 6.3 mmHg versus 109.8 ± 3.7 mmHg). Football players also had higher fasting glucose (91.6 ± 6.5 mg/dL versus 86.6 ± 5.8 mg/dL), lower HDL (36.5 ± 11.2 mg/dL versus 47.1 ± 14.8 mg/dL), and higher body fat percentage (29.2 ± 7.9% versus 23.2 ± 7.0%). Division III collegiate football players remain an understudied population and may be at increased cardiovascular risk. PMID:26904291

  6. Calzadas y soleras de Santiago como elementos patrimoniales: los casos de las calles Lira y Antonio Ricaurte, una tentativa polémica. /The pavements of the streets: Lira and Antonio Ricaute in Santiago, Chile. Heritage objects.

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    Larrañaga, Itxiar

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    Full Text Available La calle Lira, desde Avda. del Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins hasta Manuel Antonio Matta, destaca por su admirable adoquinado en granito entre soleras del mismo material, y la línea central de tranvía con las tapas de alcantarillado en el centro de la línea. La factura del adoquinado refleja que su realización es de una época del siglo XX en que ya se tenía madurez en el arte de su construcción. Se reflexiona sobre la eventual consideración de estos elementos como objetos culturales y patrimoniales./Lira street, from Libertador Bernardo O’higgins Avenue to Manuel Antonio Matta Avenue, features an admirable cobbled pavement made out of granite as well as the curbs on each side. Along the middle of the street there is a streetcar line, and in between its rails there are sewer lids along the line.The quality of the placing of the cobbles and their materials is proof of a certain maturity in the art of construction during the 20th century. The article proposes that these elements should be considered as cultural heritage objects.

  7. Energy Balance during Taekwondo Practice in Elite Male Taekwondo Players.

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    Cho, Kang Ok; Garber, Carol Ewing; Lee, Sukho; Kim, Yeon Soo

    2013-03-01

    The goal of this study was to evaluate energy expenditure and dietary intake of nutrients during Taekwondo practice in elite Korean male Taekwondo players. Elite Korean male high school (high school player: HP; n = 59) and college players (college player: CP; n = 58) wore an accelerometer to measure energy expenditure and recorded their daily dietary intake for nutritional analysis over the course of five days. Nutritional adequacy ratios for total energy (0.82), vitamin C (0.97), calcium (0.78), and folate (0.75) were below recommended levels for all players. When comparing daily nutrient intake and energy expenditure between HP and CP, the HP group had significantly higher total calorie intake (402.7 kcal, p Taekwondo practice, the total energy expenditure (151.2 kcal, p = 0.001), total activity counts (130,674 counts, p = 0.038) and energy expenditure during Taekwondo practice (257.7 kcal, p Taekwondo players.

  8. Heart rate and activity profile for young female soccer players

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    The physical and physiological demands of high-level male soccer have been studied extensively, while few studies have investigated the demands placed on females during match-play, however, there is no information available about the heart rate and activity profile of young female soccer players during match play. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine cardiovascular (heart-rates HR) and physical demands of young female soccer players during a match. Players were observed during a fr...

  9. Temperamental Predictive Factors for Success in Korean Professional Baseball Players

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    Objective In this five-year cohort study, we hypothesize that factors of temperament and character in professional baseball players predict the speed of obtaining success and the quality of success as well as anxiety control. Methods Participants included 120 male rookie players from the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) and 107 male non-players with no history of playing baseball. The personality/characters and state/trait anxieties of participants were assessed with the Temperament and Char...

  10. Nutritional Habits & Knowledge in the Division I Collegiate Football Player

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    Hale, Mallory

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    Objectives: Athlete’s nutritional habits and knowledge can directly affect their performance. The purpose of this study is to investigate the nutritional habits and knowledge of the Division I collegiate football player. Methods: The participants of this study are male Division I college football players at Utah State University. The athletes included 45 players ranging from 18-26 and include freshman through seniors. Results: Over eighty six percent of the athletes were unaware that a ...

  11. La guerra civil de 1876-1877 y el castigo de los “curas rebeldes”: el caso del obispo de pamplona,ignacio antonio parra

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    La primera semana del año 1878, custodiado por la 2ª compañía del Batallón Santander al mando del capitán Alejandro Azuero, el obispo Ignacio Antonio Parra de la diócesis de Nueva Pamplona era llevado a la ciudad de Barranquilla, lugar en donde debía cumplir una pena de dos mil días de confinamiento. Algunos días antes de su partida, el presidente del Estado Soberano de Santander, el liberal-radical Marco Antonio Estrada, se había presentado ante el obispo Parra para comunicarl...

  12. El español Antonio Romera y la historiografía artística chilena: una propuesta de organización fundacional

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    Full Text Available The authors reconstruct the personality of the Murcian Antonio Romera (1908-1975, who, following his exile at the end of the Spanish Civil War, became one of the essential figures in the configuration of artistic criticism in Chile.

    En este artículo se recrea la personalidad del murciano Antonio Romera (1908-1975, que, tras su exilio al final de la guerra civil española, se convirtió en una de las figuras capitales para la configuración de la crítica artística en Chile.

  13. Zonificación ambiental de la reserva natural Bahía San Antonio, Argentina: aplicación del índice de calidad ambiental

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    Carbone, María Elizabeth; Piccolo, María Cintia; Perillo, Gerardo Miguel Eduardo

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    Las actividades humanas y los procesos naturales son los elementos necesarios en los cambios que afectan a los diferentes ambientes en las zonas costeras patagónicas. El objetivo de este trabajo es determinar la calidad ambiental actual de las localidades que conforman la reserva bahía San Antonio. Mediante la aplicación del Índice de Calidad Ambiental (EQI). Los resultados obtenidos permitieron zonificar el área de la siguiente manera: San Antonio Oeste donde el índice oscila entre un valor ...

  14. Antonio Ordóñez Plaja. Académico Honorario

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    Gustavo Malagón Londoño

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available El pasado 20 de abril registramos con verdadero pesar el fallecimiento de este gran maestro de la medicina colombiana, ejecutivo ejemplar, intachable hombre público, excelente miembro de familia, amigo a toda prueba. Poseedor de una envidiable personalidad y una inagotable inteligencia, como lo demostró hasta los últimos momentos de su vida, siempre se destacó por sus agudos y certeros comentarios sobre la situación del país, sobre los problemas del mundo actual, sobre el presente estado de la salud en Colombia y muy respetuoso del buen nombre de todas las personas, destacó siempre sus valores y se abstuvo de emitir juicios sobre sus defectos. Tuve el privilegio de ser su amigo y disfrutar de largas y cálidas sesiones de amenos comentarios matizados siempre con anécdotas que no escapaban a su privilegiada memoria. En ningún momento se dejó amilanar por la soledad y con las afortunadas visitas frecuentes de su cariñosa hija, acompañado de su empleada doméstica y su mascota, supo superar el vacío inmenso que le dejó su incomparable Beatriz, fallecida hace varios años y quien fue su esposa fiel, confidente y consejera inigualable. Mientras pudo disfrutar de una completa visión, fue insaciable lector y escritor de importantes publicaciones reconocidas como documentos de obligada consulta sobre temas médicos de su especialidad, sobre educación profesional para la salud, sobre condiciones físicas y sociales de la tercera edad, sobre problemas familiares y aspectos de comportamiento de la niñez y la adolescencia, sobre nutrición Infantil. Mientras tuvo condiciones físicas para transportarse, concurrió en forma asidua y participativa a las frecuentes reuniones de la Academia. - See more at: http://www.encolombia.com/medicina/revistas-medicas/academedicina/vol97/antonio-plaja/#sthash.0i1xlqss.dpuf

  15. Déficit hídrico en San Antonio Oeste, Argentina

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    Gerardo M.E. Perillo

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    Full Text Available Se calcularon los componentes del balance hídrico en San Antonio Oeste (SAO, Argentina. SAO se localiza en el sector Nororiental de la Patagonia, en una zona semiárida de escasa productividad agropecuaria como consecuencia del elevado déficit anual y la insuficiencia del drenaje superficial. El objetivo principal de este trabajo es evaluar el déficit en SAO a partir de metodologías adaptadas a las condiciones de sitio. Para ello se realizaron balances hídricos climáticos normales y secuenciales de acuerdo con Thornthwaite y Matter (1955 en base a datos pertenecientes a la estación SAO del Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. Se seleccionó y calibró el método de estimación de la evapotranspiración potencial más adecuado, mediante una comparación entre cuatro métodos empíricos y FAO Penman-Monteith. Para la caracterización de las condiciones edáficas del terreno se realizó un análisis de textura del suelo y contenido de materia orgánica en tres sitios representativos próximos a la estación SAO. El método de evapotranspiración potencial de Christiansen presentó la mayor correlación (r2=0,994 cuyo error relativo medio es 1,1 y 24,2 % en verano e invierno, respectivamente. Las interrelaciones entre las variables precipitación y evapotranspiración potencial en los balances hídricos normales señalaron volúmenes anuales deficitarios en todos los períodos de análisis (1961-2000 del orden de los 1170 mm. Estos volúmenes ocurren principalmente durante los meses de septiembre a marzo, concentrando más del 80 % del total anual. El período que mostró mayor déficit es el 1971-1980 (1258 mm/año. En contraposición, en los decenios 1981-1990 y 1991-2000 los valores de déficit fueron moderadamente inferiores (approx. 12 % al citado período. Los aportes metodológicos y resultados obtenidos deben ser considerados en las políticas de planificación y manejo del riego, máxime en un contexto económico de creciente

  16. Towards Player Adaptivity in a Serious Game for Conflict Resolution

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    Grappiolo, C.; Cheong, Yun-Gyung; Togelius, J.

    2011-01-01

    to resolve this type of conflict, the underlying system generates level content automatically which adapts to player experience and behaviour. Preliminary results demonstrate the efficiency of the procedural content generation mechanism in guiding the training of players towards targeted learning objectives.......We present a technology demonstrator for an adaptive serious game for teaching conflict resolution and discuss the research questions associated with the project. The prototype is a single-player 3D mini-game which simulates a resource management conflict scenario. In order to teach the player how...

  17. Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery in Female Professional Tennis Players

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    Young, Simon W.; Safran, Marc R.; Dakic, Jodie; Nguyen, Michael L.; Stroia, Kathleen

    2013-01-01

    Objectives: Recent publications have highlighted the relatively poor outcome of other overhead athletes, particularly baseball players, with regard to return to sports at the same or higher level after shoulder surgery. However, true assessment of their ability when returning to sport is not as clear. Further, ability to return to other overhead sports has not been reported. Our objective was to assess outcome and time to return to previous level of function following shoulder surgery in professional tennis players. Methods: The records of all female tennis players on the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) professional circuit between January 2008 and June 2010 were reviewed to identify players who underwent shoulder surgery on their dominant (serving) shoulder. Details of the surgery including date, procedures performed, and complications were recorded. The primary outcomes were ability and time to return to professional play, and if they were able to return to their previous level of function, as determined by singles ranking. Pre and post-operative singles rankings were used to determine rate and completeness of return to preoperative function. Their highest ranking pre-injury, post operatively, and the time to return to pre-injury ranking were evaluated. Results: During the study period eight professional women tennis players from the WTA underwent shoulder surgery on their dominant arm. All surgery was performed arthroscopically, 7 out of 8 players had more than one procedure performed during the surgery. In total, 3 players underwent debridement of a partial rotator cuff tear and 2 players underwent repair of a complete supraspinatus tear. Three players had an anterior labral repair or reconstruction for anterior instability, and one player underwent repair of a SLAP lesion. Two players underwent neurolysis of a suprascapular nerve, and three players in total underwent a subacromial decompression. All players (100%) returned to professional play. The mean

  18. A Multi-agent player for Settlers of Catan

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    There are many games that have been a challenge to Research in Artificial Intelligence. One such game is Settlers of Catan (SoC). The purpose of this thesis is to develop a Multi-agent player for SoC. Although it is difficult to focus on all the dimensions of the game during implementation, therefore a good enough solution is proposed. An emphasis is placed on building a good trader for the player. Once a working solution had been built, the player was tested against other players which inclu...

  19. Understanding the Mismatch Between Coaches' and Players' Perceptions of Exertion.

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    Brink, Michel S; Kersten, Anna W; Frencken, Wouter G P

    2017-04-01

    A mismatch between the training exertion intended by a coach and the exertion perceived by players is well established in sports. However, it is unknown whether coaches can accurately observe exertion of individual players during training. Furthermore, the discrepancy in coaches' and players' perceptions has not been explained. To determine the relation between intended and observed training exertion by the coach and perceived training exertion by the players and establish whether on-field training characteristics, intermittent endurance capacity, and maturity status explain the mismatch. During 2 mesocycles of 4 wk (in November and March), rating of intended exertion (RIE), rating of observed exertion (ROE), and rating of perceived exertion (RPE) were monitored in 31 elite young soccer players. External and internal training loads were objectively quantified with accelerometers (PlayerLoad) and heart-rate monitors (TRIMPmod). Results of an interval shuttle-run test (ISRT) and age at peak height velocity (APHV) were determined for all players. RIE, ROE, and RPE were monitored in 977 training sessions. The correlations between RIE and RPE (r = .58; P players will do and what they actually did on the field. When doing this, they consider the intermittent endurance capacity of individual players.

  20. Executive functions predict the success of top-soccer players.

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    Vestberg, Torbjörn; Gustafson, Roland; Maurex, Liselotte; Ingvar, Martin; Petrovic, Predrag

    2012-01-01

    While the importance of physical abilities and motor coordination is non-contested in sport, more focus has recently been turned toward cognitive processes important for different sports. However, this line of studies has often investigated sport-specific cognitive traits, while few studies have focused on general cognitive traits. We explored if measures of general executive functions can predict the success of a soccer player. The present study used standardized neuropsychological assessment tools assessing players' general executive functions including on-line multi-processing such as creativity, response inhibition, and cognitive flexibility. In a first cross-sectional part of the study we compared the results between High Division players (HD), Lower Division players (LD) and a standardized norm group. The result shows that both HD and LD players had significantly better measures of executive functions in comparison to the norm group for both men and women. Moreover, the HD players outperformed the LD players in these tests. In the second prospective part of the study, a partial correlation test showed a significant correlation between the result from the executive test and the numbers of goals and assists the players had scored two seasons later. The results from this study strongly suggest that results in cognitive function tests predict the success of ball sport players.

  1. Executive functions predict the success of top-soccer players.

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    Torbjörn Vestberg

    Full Text Available While the importance of physical abilities and motor coordination is non-contested in sport, more focus has recently been turned toward cognitive processes important for different sports. However, this line of studies has often investigated sport-specific cognitive traits, while few studies have focused on general cognitive traits. We explored if measures of general executive functions can predict the success of a soccer player. The present study used standardized neuropsychological assessment tools assessing players' general executive functions including on-line multi-processing such as creativity, response inhibition, and cognitive flexibility. In a first cross-sectional part of the study we compared the results between High Division players (HD, Lower Division players (LD and a standardized norm group. The result shows that both HD and LD players had significantly better measures of executive functions in comparison to the norm group for both men and women. Moreover, the HD players outperformed the LD players in these tests. In the second prospective part of the study, a partial correlation test showed a significant correlation between the result from the executive test and the numbers of goals and assists the players had scored two seasons later. The results from this study strongly suggest that results in cognitive function tests predict the success of ball sport players.

  2. Player Collaboration in the Explorative Sound Environment ToneInk

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    Hansen, Anne-Marie S.; Andersen, Hans Jørgen; Raudaskoski, Pirkko Liisa

    2016-01-01

    In the present paper, ToneInk, a prototype of a music based play scenario that investigates player collaboration, is introduced. ToneInk is an explorative sound environment that differs from the majority of music based games in that players can collaborate and be creative in the way they express...... mutual awareness, and in general were more passive when they needed to monitor a screen interface that supported the sound environment. Player collaboration was strongest when players negotiated rhythm, while the negotiation of melody was temporally offset and consisted of long individual explorations....

  3. Membongkar Veto Player dalam Politik Kepartaian Indonesia Menuju Pemilu 2014

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    Arya Budi

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available The article explains about how party elites, then identified as veto players, in Indonesia’s 2014 election organize themselve into party organization. The authority institutionalization of the veto player creates a decisional and positional quadrant of each party in terms of party politics of 2014 election. The findings of veto player pattern in such a party politics confirm forms of a centripetal force of politics in party organization. Finally, veto player behavior causes a spectrum of political cybernetics among political parties based on its turbulence, cohesiveness, and switching elites.

  4. Seroprevalence of 13 common pathogens in a rapidly growing U.S. minority population: Mexican Americans from San Antonio, TX

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    Blangero John

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Infection risks vary among individuals and between populations. Here we present information on the seroprevalence of 13 common infectious agents in a San Antonio-based sample of Mexican Americans. Mexican Americans represent the largest and most rapidly growing minority population in the U.S., and they are also considered a health disparities population. Methods We analyzed 1227 individuals for antibody titer to Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Helicobacter pylori, Toxoplasma gondii, cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, herpes simplex virus-1, herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2, human herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6, varicella zoster virus (VZV, adenovirus-36, hepatitis A virus, and influenza A and B. Seroprevalence was examined as a function of sex, age, household income, and education. Results Seroprevalence estimates ranged from 9% for T. gondii to 92% for VZV, and were similar in both sexes except for HSV-2, which was more prevalent in women. Many pathogens exhibited a significant seroprevalence change over the examined age range (15-94 years, with 7 pathogens increasing and HHV-6 decreasing with age. Socioeconomic status significantly correlated with serostatus for some pathogens. Conclusions Our findings demonstrate substantial seroprevalence rates of these common infections in this sample of Mexican Americans from San Antonio, Texas that suffers from high rates of chronic diseases including obesity and type-2 diabetes.

  5. Antonio de Cabezón y el órgano en el “Nuevo Mundo”

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    Delgado Parra, Gustavo

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available In this article I intend to contextualising succinctly the figure of Antonio de Cabezón in the New World, taking into account his works of music Obras de Música that circulated in Mexico since 1586, only eight years after its publication in Madrid by his son Hernando in 1578. In connection with this I argue the existence of a prototype of a Mexican organ, based on the Blockwerk principle, linked to the Castilian organ of Cabezón’s time, represented in this case by a group of historic organs built and located in the province of Oaxaca in southeastern Mexico.En el presente artículo pretendo contextualizar de manera sucinta la figura de Antonio de Cabezón en el Nuevo Mundo, a partir de las copias de sus Obras de Música que circularon en México desde el año de 1586, a tan solo ocho años de haber sido publicadas en Madrid por su hijo Hernando el año de 1578. Asimismo, argumento la existencia de una tipología de órgano en México, heredera del principio del Blockwerk, vinculada con el órgano castellano de la época cabezoniana, representada, en este caso, por un grupo de órganos históricos de la provincia de Oaxaca en el sureste de México.

  6. Trend in the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome and its impact on cardiovascular disease incidence: the San Antonio Heart Study.

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    Lorenzo, Carlos; Williams, Ken; Hunt, Kelly J; Haffner, Steven M

    2006-03-01

    With the current obesity epidemic, one would expect a prevalence increase in the metabolic syndrome. Therefore, in the San Antonio Heart Study, a population-based study with worsening obesity, we examined the metabolic syndrome and its effect on incident cardiovascular disease (CVD). We enrolled 5,158 subjects in two cohorts: 1979-1982 and 1984-1988. We reexamined 3,682 (71.4%) subjects in 1987-1990 (cohort 1) and 1991-1996 (cohort 2) and assessed a 7.5-year incidence of CVD in 4,635 (90.0%) participants. We used the metabolic syndrome definition of the National Cholesterol Education Program-Adult Treatment Panel III. At baseline, the metabolic syndrome was less prevalent in cohort 1 than in cohort 2: in men, 20.4 vs. 29.3% (P women, 16.3 vs. 26.3% (P women of both Mexican-American and non-Hispanic white ethnic groups between 1979-1982 and 1991-1996 (P for trend diabetes, total cholesterol, smoking, and family history of heart attack. Further adjustment for the metabolic syndrome reduced this difference (1.26 [0.93-1.71]) because the metabolic syndrome predicted incident CVD (1.58 [1.14-2.18]). In San Antonio, Texas, an increase in the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome between 1979-1982 and 1984-1988 contributes to explain a higher CVD incidence.

  7. Correspondencia de Antonio Maura con Emilia Pardo Bazán, Sofía Casanova y Concha Espina

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    Simón Palmer, María del Carmen

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Don Antonio Maura held correspondence with three renowned women writers from 1901 until he died in 1925: Emilia Pardo Bazán, Sofía Casanova y Concha Espina. The way he supported them —once as a member of the Royal Spanish Language Academy and later as Director— for the award of various prizes, his signature for Sofía Casanova´s and Concha Espina´s candidature for the Nobel prize and his favourable opinion about women gaining admittance to the Academy reveal him as an exception in those days.Don Antonio Maura mantuvo correspondencia con tres renombradas escritoras desde el año 1901 hasta el de su fallecimiento en 1925: Emilia Pardo Bazán, Sofía Casanova y Concha Espina. El apoyo que les prestó, como miembro y luego director de la Real Academia Española, para la concesión de diversos premios, su firma al frente de las candidaturas al Nobel de Sofía Casanova y Concha Espina y su opinión favorable a la entrada de mujeres en la Academia lo descubren como una excepción en su tiempo.

  8. Los liberalismos de José María Vigil y Antonio Caso y el realismo directo

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    José Hernández

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    Full Text Available Jose Maria Vigil (1829-1909 and Antonio Caso (1883-1946 were two defenders of liberal democracy and of the possibility of a limited but effective conscious management of public and social affairs, within the adverse contexts of Mexico during the administration of Porfirio Diaz as well as the post-revolutionary period. Both authors based their positions on a critique concerning positivism and social-historical determinism, which would aim at a way of thinking quite distant from subjectivist thought, although very close to an epistemological "direct realism" that establishes that the world is not actually a subjective or inter-subjective construction, that may be interpreted in the same subjective or inter-subjective way. However, it is not either something that might be known through a mental or conceptual copy or representation of its entities and processes. Perhaps, the most evocative defender of direct realism in history has been the 18* Century Scottish philosopher, Thomas Reid (1710-1796, a great "common-sensist", explicitly recovered by Vigil and vindicated in a tacit manner by Antonio Caso.

  9. Concussion knowledge in high school football players.

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    Cournoyer, Janie; Tripp, Brady L

    2014-01-01

    Participating in sports while experiencing symptoms of a concussion can be dangerous. An athlete's lack of knowledge may be one factor influencing his or her decision to report symptoms. In an effort to enhance concussion education among high school athletes, legislation in Florida has attempted to address the issue through parental consent forms. To survey high school varsity football players to determine their level of knowledge about concussions after the initiation of new concussion-education legislation. Cross-sectional study. Descriptive survey administered in person during a team meeting. A total of 334 varsity football players from 11 high schools in Florida. Participants completed a survey and identified the symptoms and consequences of a concussion among distractors. They also indicated whether they had received education about concussions from a parent, formal education, neither, or both. The most correctly identified symptoms were headache (97%), dizziness (93%), and confusion (90%), and the most correctly identified consequence was persistent headache (93%). Participants reported receiving education from their parents (54%) or from a formal source (60%). Twenty-five percent reported never receiving any education regarding concussions. No correlations were found between the method of education and the knowledge of symptoms or consequences of concussion. The high school football players we surveyed did not have appropriate knowledge of the symptoms and consequences of concussions. Nausea or vomiting, neck pain, grogginess, difficulty concentrating, and personality or behavioral changes were often missed by participants, and only a small proportion correctly identified brain hemorrhage, coma, and death as possible consequences of inappropriate care after a concussion. Even with parents or guardians signing a consent form indicating they discussed concussion awareness with their child, 46% of athletes suggested they had not.

  10. A new game plan for C players.

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    Axelrod, Beth; Handfield-Jones, Helen; Michaels, Ed

    2002-01-01

    It's a big driver of business success, but one that executives are loath to talk about: upgrading the talent pool by weeding out "C" players from management. These aren't the incompetent or unethical managers whom organizations dismiss without a backward glance; C performers deliver results that are acceptable--barely--but they fail to innovate or to inspire the people they lead. The authors of The War for Talent have studied what it takes to upgrade an organization's talent pool. In this article, they explore the hidden costs of tolerating under-performance and acknowledge the reasons why executives may shy away from dealing decisively with C players. They recommend that organizations take an "iron hand in a velvet glove" approach to managing subpar performers. That is, companies should establish rigorous, disciplined processes for assessing and dealing with low-performing managers but still treat them with respect. The authors outline three ironhanded steps. First, executives must identify C players by evaluating their talents and distributing employee performances along an assessment curve. Second, executives must agree on explicit action plans that articulate the improvements or changes that C performers must achieve within six to 12 months. And third, executives should hold managers accountable for carrying out the action plans. Without such discipline, procrastination, rationalization, and inaction will prevail. The authors also emphasize the need for the "velvet glove." Executives must ensure that low performers are treated with dignity, so they should offer candid feedback, instructive coaching, and generous severance packages and outplacement support. The authors' approach isn't about being tough on people; it's about being relentlessly focused on performance.

  11. Comparison of Shoulder Strength in Routinely Trained Badminton Players and Non-Badminton Players

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    Full Text Available Background: Shoulder pain is a common reason for patients to seek medical help in any healthcare center. Shoulder pain is influenced by a few factors such as gender, posture during daily activities, aging and psychological factors. Based on the study of Epidemiology of Injuries and Prevention Strategies in Competitive Swimmers, shoulder pain due to shoulder injuries can be reduced by strengthening the shoulder muscle. Badminton has become one of the most popular sports in Asia, especially in Indonesia. This study was conducted to determine if badmintonis able to strengthen the shoulder muscle group. Methods: A cross-sectional analytic experimental study was conducted on September 2015 at Lodaya Badminton Training Center and Bale Padjadjaran of Universitas Padjadjaran. Subjects were 30 healthy male routinely trained badminton players and 30 non-badminton players who voluntarily follow the rstudy procedures. Strength measurement procedures were provided to the subjects after getting informed consent.  Data analysis was performed using T-test. Results: The shoulder strength  in routinely trained badminton players was significantly different from  non-badminton players (P<0.05. Conclusions: Shoulder strength can be improved through routine training of badminton to reduce risk of shoulder injury.   DOI: 10.15850/amj.v4n2.1083

  12. Probabilistic one-player Ramsey games via deterministic two-player games

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    Belfrage, Michael; Spöhel, Reto

    2009-01-01

    Consider the following probabilistic one-player game: The board is a graph with $n$ vertices, which initially contains no edges. In each step, a new edge is drawn uniformly at random from all non-edges and is presented to the player, henceforth called Painter. Painter must assign one of $r$ available colors to each edge immediately, where $r \\geq 2$ is a fixed integer. The game is over as soon as a monochromatic copy of some fixed graph $F$ has been created, and Painter's goal is to 'survive' for as many steps as possible before this happens. We present a new technique for deriving upper bounds on the threshold of this game, i.e., on the typical number of steps Painter will survive with an optimal strategy. More specifically, we consider a deterministic two-player variant of the game where the edges are not chosen randomly, but by a second player Builder. However, Builder has to adhere to the restriction that, for some real number $d$, the ratio of edges to vertices in all subgraphs of the evolving board neve...

  13. DIFFERENCES IN FUNCTIONAL AND MOTOR ABILITIES OFYOUNG FOOTBALL PLAYERS, BASKETBALL AND VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS

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    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available The main goal of this research is to determine whether and what differences exist between the three groups of subjects (high-quality football, volleyball and basketball cadets and youth age, in the motoric and functional abilities, as well as to identify dif- ferences between subgroups within each sport. The sample consists of 61 volleyball, 31 basketball player and football player 31 (total n = 123 male, cadet and youth age are members of local clubs. Subjects were born between 01.01.1991 and 12.12.1994. The sample of variables are the values of 17 tests for the evaluation of functional and mobile status. The Motor-functional status on the basis of the results of secondary value of foot- ball, basketball and volleyball make a clear conclusion that the football players showed the best results in almost all the tests and that they had the smallest disbalance in the power of certain groups of muscles.The football players hve the highest homogeneity.

  14. Meniscal ossicle in a professional soccer player.

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    Ogassawara, R; Zayni, R; Orhant, E; Noel, E; Fournier, Y; Hager, J-P; Chambat, P; Sonnery-Cottet, B

    2011-06-01

    Meniscal ossicles are an unusual finding and a rare cause for knee pain. They are often initially diagnosed as a loose body, chondrocalcinosis or meniscal calcification within the knee joint. Few cases have been reported in the literature. We present a case of a meniscal ossicle with an associated femoral cartilage lesion in a healthy 26-year-old male professional soccer player who presented with swelling and pain. The purpose of this article is to discuss the origins, radiological features, clinical symptoms and prognosis of meniscal ossicles.

  15. Payoff Shares in Two-Player Contests

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    Full Text Available In imperfectly discriminating contests with symmetric valuations, equilibrium payoffs are positive shares of the value of the prize. In contrast to a bargaining situation, players’ shares sum to less than one because a residual share of the value is lost due to rent dissipation. In this paper, we consider contests with two players and investigate the relationship between these equilibrium shares and the parameters of a class of asymmetric Tullock contest success functions. Our main finding is that any players’ shares that sum up to less than one can arise as the unique outcome of a pure-strategy Nash equilibrium for appropriate parameters.

  16. Acing common skin problems in tennis players.

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    Basler, R S; Garcia, M A

    1998-12-01

    The following measures can help prevent skin disorders in tennis players: wearing properly fitted shoes to avoid tennis toe, talon noir, and calluses; applying lubricants to protect against blisters and chafing; washing skin thoroughly to reduce the risk of acne mechanica; and wearing a hat and sunscreen to guard against photoinjury. 'Stringer's fingers' can be prevented by breaking the habit of adjusting the racket strings after each point. Should these disorders become troublesome, conservative treatments are usually effective. For example, calluses may be carefully pared, and pain from a subungual hemorrhage can be relieved by piercing the toenail with a hot paper clip.

  17. Predicting Player Churn In the Wild

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    Hadiji, Fabian; Sifa, Rafet; Drachen, Anders;

    2014-01-01

    a crucial value, allowing developers to obtain data-driven insights to inform design, development and marketing strategies. One of the key challenges is modeling and predicting player churn. This paper presents the first cross-game study of churn prediction in Free-to-Play games. Churn in games is discussed...... with the individual retention model for each game in the dataset used, we develop a broadly applicable churn prediction model, which does not rely on gamedesign specific features. The presented classifiers are applied on a dataset covering five free-to-play games resulting in high accuracy churn prediction....

  18. Match analysis and player characteristics in rugby sevens.

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    Ross, Alex; Gill, Nicholas; Cronin, John

    2014-03-01

    Rugby sevens is a contact sport contested by two teams of seven players who compete over two 7-min halves, most frequently played in a tournament style. The IRB Sevens World Series is thought of as the preeminent rugby sevens competition in the world and has grown in competitiveness from its inception in 2000. The decision to include rugby sevens in the 2016 Olympics is likely to increase the global profile and participation in the game. Many rugby sevens players concurrently compete in 15-a-side rugby union as backs and loose forwards; however, a continued increase in the popularity of rugby sevens will likely see the emergence of the specialist rugby sevens player. Often thought of as the abbreviated version of rugby union, rugby sevens is played under nearly identical laws and on the same field dimensions as the 15-man code. However, research has shown the movement demands of rugby sevens and rugby union are dissimilar, with rugby sevens players spending a larger proportion of the game running at high intensity (≥ 5 m s(-1)). Given the dissimilarity in match demands in conjunction with differences in the competition structure between the codes, it appears the considerable depth of literature specific to performance in rugby union may be of little value for the preparation of rugby sevens players. Investigations of the physical characteristics of rugby sevens players show backs are lighter and shorter than forwards, while players across all positions possess a lean body composition. International rugby sevens players have similar speed characteristics to rugby union backs across distances of 10-30 m; however, rugby sevens players appear to have superior intermittent aerobic endurance. Despite being of likely importance, little is known of the strength and power characteristics of rugby sevens players. Research into the speed and aerobic endurance characteristics of rugby sevens players has not distinguished between backs and forwards and, as such, it is unclear

  19. Sex-specific differences in injury types among basketball players

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Eri Ito, Jun Iwamoto, Koichiro Azuma, Hideo MatsumotoInstitute for Integrated Sports Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, JapanAbstract: The purpose of the present study was to investigate sex-specific differences in injury types among basketball players. According to our database, during the 20-year period between October 1991 and June 2011, 1,219 basketball players (640 males and 579 females consulted our sports medicine clinic; in total, 1,414 injuries in basketball players (729 injuries in males and 685 injuries in females were recorded. The mean age of patients was 19.6 years. The most common injury site was the knee, followed by the foot and ankle, lower back, and upper extremities. There was a higher proportion of female players presenting with a knee injury, compared with male players (50.4% vs 41.7%, and a lower proportion of female players presenting with an upper extremity injury (5.1% vs 9.7%. The proportion of anterior cruciate ligament injury in the 10–19-year-old age group was higher among female players than among male players (45.9% vs 22.1%, while the proportions of Osgood–Schlatter disease in the 10–19-year-old age group and jumper's knee (patellar and femoral tendinopathy in the 20–29-year-old age group were higher among male players than among female players (12.5% vs 1.8% and 14.6% vs 3.7%, respectively. However, the proportions of other injuries did not differ significantly between male and female players. The present observational study, which was performed using a retrospective case-series design, showed the existence of sex-specific differences in knee injuries sustained while participating in basketball.Keywords: sports injury, sex, anterior cruciate ligament injury, Osgood–Schlatter disease, basketball

  20. Strength asymmetry of the shoulders in elite volleyball players.

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    Hadzic, Vedran; Sattler, Tine; Veselko, Matjaž; Markovic, Goran; Dervisevic, Edvin

    2014-01-01

    Volleyball players are reported to have shoulder strength imbalances. Previous authors have primarily investigated small samples of male players at a single skill level, without considering playing position, and with inconsistent findings. To evaluate shoulder strength asymmetry and a history of shoulder injury in a large sample of professional volleyball players of both sexes across different playing positions and skill levels. Descriptive laboratory study. A sample of 183 volleyball players (99 men, 84 women). We assessed shoulder internal-rotator and external-rotator concentric strength at 60°/s using an isokinetic dynamometer and dominant-nondominant differences in shoulder strength and strength ratios using repeated-measures analyses of variance. Peak torque was normalized for body mass and external-rotation/internal-rotation concentric strength. Internal-rotation strength was asymmetric in favor of the dominant side in both sexes, regardless of previous shoulder injury status. Male volleyball players had a lower shoulder strength ratio on the dominant side, regardless of previous shoulder injury status. However, this finding was valid only when hand dominance was taken into account. Female volleyball players playing at a higher level (ie, first versus second division) were 3.43 times more likely to have an abnormal strength ratio. Playing position was not associated with an abnormal shoulder strength ratio or strength asymmetry. In male volleyball players, the external-rotation/internal-rotation strength ratio of the dominant shoulder was lower, regardless of playing position, skill level, or a previous shoulder injury. In female players, the ratio was less only in those at a higher skill level. Although speculative, these findings generally suggest that female volleyball players could have a lower risk of developing shoulder-related problems than male volleyball players. Isokinetic shoulder testing may reveal important information about the possible risk

  1. Scapula Kinematics of Youth Baseball Players

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    Oliver Gretchen

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Literature has revealed the importance of quantifying resting scapular posture in overhead athletes as well as quantifying scapular kinematics during dynamic movement. Prior to this project much of the attention in throwing research had been focused on the position of the humerus without description of the positioning of the scapula. Therefore, it was the purpose of this study to present scapular kinematics during pitching in youth baseball players. Twenty-five youth baseball players (age 11.3 + 1.0 years; body height 152.4 + 9.0 cm; body mass 47.5 + 11.3 kg, with no history of injury, participated in the study. Scapular kinematics at the events of maximum humeral external rotation (MER and maximum humeral internal rotation (MIR during the pitching motion were assessed three-dimensionally while pitching fastballs for strikes. Results revealed that at the event of MER, the scapula was in a position of retraction, upward rotation and a posterior tilt. While at the event of MIR, the scapula was protracted, upward rotated and tilted anteriorly.

  2. Scapula Kinematics of Youth Baseball Players.

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    Oliver, Gretchen; Weimar, Wendi

    2015-12-22

    Literature has revealed the importance of quantifying resting scapular posture in overhead athletes as well as quantifying scapular kinematics during dynamic movement. Prior to this project much of the attention in throwing research had been focused on the position of the humerus without description of the positioning of the scapula. Therefore, it was the purpose of this study to present scapular kinematics during pitching in youth baseball players. Twenty-five youth baseball players (age 11.3 + 1.0 years; body height 152.4 + 9.0 cm; body mass 47.5 + 11.3 kg), with no history of injury, participated in the study. Scapular kinematics at the events of maximum humeral external rotation (MER) and maximum humeral internal rotation (MIR) during the pitching motion were assessed three-dimensionally while pitching fastballs for strikes. Results revealed that at the event of MER, the scapula was in a position of retraction, upward rotation and a posterior tilt. While at the event of MIR, the scapula was protracted, upward rotated and tilted anteriorly.

  3. Sport commitment in adolescent soccer players

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    Noelia Belando Pedreño

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to contribute to the postulates of the self-determination theory, the hierarchical model of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation by Vallerand, and social goals. A structural regression model was estimated to analyze the relations between social goals (responsibility and relationships, praise for autonomous behavior, satisfaction of the basic psychological needs and intrinsic motivation in commitment to sport. A sample of 264 young Spanish soccer players aged between 14 and 16 (M =14.74, SD =.77 participated in the study. Structural Equation Modeling results showed that the social responsibility goal, the social relationship goal and praise for autonomous behavior predicted perceived competence. Furthermore, the relationship goal also predicted the need for relatedness. Satisfaction of the basic psychological needs for competence and relatedness predicted intrinsic motivation. Intrinsic motivation positively predicted future commitment to sport. These results highlighted the importance of social goals, praise for autonomous behavior and psychological mediators in encouraging greater commitment in young soccer players. Future research should focus on the coach’s role in generating greater commitment to sport through the development of intervention methodologies based on social goals.

  4. Protective Equipment and Player Characteristics Associated With the Incidence of Sport-Related Concussion in High School Football Players

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    McGuine, Timothy A.; Hetzel, Scott; McCrea, Michael; Brooks, M. Alison

    2015-01-01

    Background The incidence of sport-related concussion (SRC) in high school football is well documented. However, limited prospective data are available regarding how player characteristics and protective equipment affect the incidence of SRC. Purpose To determine whether the type of protective equipment (helmet and mouth guard) and player characteristics affect the incidence of SRC in high school football players. Design Cohort study; Level of evidence, 2. Methods Certified athletic trainers (ATs) at each high school recorded the type of helmet worn (brand, model, purchase year, and recondition status) by each player as well as information regarding players’ demographics, type of mouth guard used, and history of SRC. The ATs also recorded the incidence and days lost from participation for each SRC. Incidence of SRC was compared for various helmets, type of mouth guard, history of SRC, and player demographics. Results A total of 2081 players (grades 9–12) enrolled during the 2012 and/or 2013 football seasons (2287 player-seasons) and participated in 134,437 football (practice or competition) exposures. Of these players, 206 (9%) sustained a total of 211 SRCs (1.56/1000 exposures). There was no difference in the incidence of SRC (number of helmets, % SRC [95% CI]) for players wearing Riddell (1171, 9.1% [7.6%–11.0%]), Schutt (680, 8.7% [6.7%–11.1%]), or Xenith (436, 9.2% [6.7%–12.4%]) helmets. Helmet age and recondition status did not affect the incidence of SRC. The rate of SRC (hazard ratio [HR]) was higher in players who wore a custom mouth guard (HR = 1.69 [95% CI, 1.20–2.37], P football players. Players who had sustained an SRC within the previous 12 months were more likely to sustain an SRC than were players without a history of SRC. Sports medicine providers who work with high school football players need to realize that factors other than the type of protective equipment worn affect the risk of SRC in high school players. PMID:25060072

  5. Gender Differences in Coping among Elite Table Tennis Players

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    Kirimoglu, Huseyin

    2011-01-01

    The current study aims to investigate the explanatory power of social support and coping in relation to a competitive sport event between male and female table tennis players. 246 university students table tennis players (120 men and 126 women) from different region and part of Turkey were invited to participate in a survey study included the…

  6. Development of repeated sprint ability in talented youth basketball players.

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    Wierike, S.C. te; Jong, M.C. de; Tromp, E.J.; Vuijk, P.J.; Lemmink, K.A.; Malina, R.M.; Elferink-Gemser, M.T.; Visscher, C.

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    Factors affecting repeated sprint ability (RSA) were evaluated in a mixed-longitudinal sample of 48 elite basketball players 14 to 19 years of age (16.1±1.7 years). Players were observed on six occasions during the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 seasons. Three basketball-specific field tests were administe

  7. Relative risk for concussions in young female soccer players.

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    Strand, Sarah; Lechuga, David; Zachariah, Thomas; Beaulieu, Kathryn

    2015-01-01

    The objective of this study was to determine the relative risk and reported symptoms of concussions in 11- to 13-year-old, female soccer players. For this, a survey to compare the reported incidence of concussion in age-matched female soccer players to nonsoccer players was performed. The survey included 342 girls between the ages of 11 and 13: 195 were involved in an organized soccer team and 147 were not involved in organized soccer but were allowed to participate in any other sport or activity. A total of 94 of the 195 soccer players, or 48%, reported at least one symptom consistent with a concussion. The most prevalent symptom for these girls was headache (84%). A total of 34 of the 147 nonsoccer players, or 23%, reported at least one symptom consistent with a concussion in the previous six months. These results determined that the relative risk of probable concussions among 11- to 13-year-old, female soccer players is 2.09 (p concussions in young female soccer players is significantly higher than in a control group of nonsoccer players of the same sex and age.

  8. Development of repeated sprint ability in talented youth basketball players.

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    Koen A.P.M. Lemmink; S.C. te Wierike; E.J. Tromp; M.T. Elferink-Gemser; M.C. de Jong; R.M. Malina; P.J. Vuijk; C. Visscher

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    Factors affecting repeated sprint ability (RSA) were evaluated in a mixed-longitudinal sample of 48 elite basketball players 14 to 19 years of age (16.1±1.7 years). Players were observed on six occasions during the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 seasons. Three basketball-specific field tests were

  9. [Muscular trunk stability in professional and amateur volleyball players].

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    Miltner, O; Siebert, C; Tschaepe, R; Maus, U; Kieffer, O

    2010-03-01

    The aim of this study was to analyse the efficiency of muscular activity in the trunk stabilisation of professional volleyball players compared to a group of amateur hobby players. The results were compared amongst the groups as well as with a reference group consisting of asymptomatic individuals. The question to be answered was whether or not professional volleyball players possess a characteristic strength profile in their trunk musculature and if differences exist with regard to the individuals' competitive playing level. In this comparative study 12 professional volleyball players (German Bundesliga) and 18 non-professional volleyball players were analysed with regard to their isometric strength profile in all three planes. The reference group was provided by the Proxomed company, which had previously analysed healthy untrained individuals (n = 1045) of various age groups. A sports-specific profile for the musculature of volleyball players revealed a significant reduction in the flexion and rotation strength as well as a well-developed lateral flexion strength (highly significant when compared to the reference group). With reference to the level played, better strength values in flexion and lateral flexion were found among the professional athletes. Professional volleyball players present with a characteristic trunk musculature strength profile. A detailed analysis of the muscle strength of the spine as part of a sports medicine work-up could prove helpful in preventing injuries and overuse problems in professional and hobby volleyball players.

  10. Player Collaboration in the Explorative Sound Environment ToneInk

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    Hansen, Anne-Marie; Andersen, Hans Jørgen; Raudaskoski, Pirkko Liisa

    2016-01-01

    mutual awareness, and in general were more passive when they needed to monitor a screen interface that supported the sound environment. Player collaboration was strongest when players negotiated rhythm, while the negotiation of melody was temporally offset and consisted of long individual explorations....

  11. Differences in energy capacities between tennis players and runners.

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    Novak, Dario; Vucetić, Vlatko; Zugaj, Sanja

    2013-05-01

    The primary purpose of this study was to determine differences between elite athletes and tennis players in order to provide a clearer picture regarding the energy demands in modern tennis. Forty-eight (48) athletes and 24 tennis players from Croatian national leagues were compared in morphological and physiological parameters of an all-out incremental treadmill test with gas exchange measurements. Tennis players' HRmax (192.96+/-7.75 bpm) shows values that are most different to 400-meters sprinters (200.13+/-6.95 bpm). Maximum running speed of tennis players on the treadmill (vmax) is no different with the speed achieved by sprinters, while there are significant differences among other athletes. Values in running speed at anaerobic threshold (vAnT) show no statistically significant difference with the values for athlete sprinters and 400-m sprinters. Values of RvO2max for tennis players indicate significant similarities with athlete sprinters and 400-m sprinters while the values of RvO2AnT are nearly identical with the values for sprinters and show no statistically significant differences (ptennis players approximate most different those of the middle and long distance runners. This singles out the possible importance of the anaerobic capacity and the high level of sprint endurance in tennis players. Knowing these characteristics is the basis for planning and implementing training systems that will enable the increase and optimal usage of energy capacities of tennis players in possibly improving sports results.

  12. Translucent Players: Explaining Cooperative Behavior in Social Dilemmas

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    Full Text Available In the last few decades, numerous experiments have shown that humans do not always behave so as to maximize their material payoff. Cooperative behavior when non-cooperation is a dominant strategy (with respect to the material payoffs is particularly puzzling. Here we propose a novel approach to explain cooperation, assuming what Halpern and Pass call translucent players. Typically, players are assumed to be opaque, in the sense that a deviation by one player in a normal-form game does not affect the strategies used by other players. But a player may believe that if he switches from one strategy to another, the fact that he chooses to switch may be visible to the other players. For example, if he chooses to defect in Prisoner's Dilemma, the other player may sense his guilt. We show that by assuming translucent players, we can recover many of the regularities observed in human behavior in well-studied games such as Prisoner's Dilemma, Traveler's Dilemma, Bertrand Competition, and the Public Goods game.

  13. Labor Market Structure and Salary Determination among Professional Basketball Players.

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    Wallace, Michael

    1988-01-01

    The author investigates the labor market structure and determinants of salaries for professional basketball players. An expanded version of the resource perspective is used. A three-tiered model of labor market segmentation is revealed for professional basketball players, but other variables also are important in salary determination. (Author/CH)

  14. The Mental Skills Training of University Soccer Players

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    Sadeghi, Hassan; Omar-Fauzee, Mohd-Sofian; Jamalis, Marjohan; Ab-Latif, Rozita; Cheric, Majid Chahrdah

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to identify the kind of mental skills training needed most by the university soccer players. Eight male university football players (aged 25 to 36) from one large university in Kuala Lumpur agreed to participate in this study. On average, they have 10 years of playing experience. All of them have signed the informed…

  15. Differences in Soccer Kick Kinematics between Blind Players and Controls

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    Giagazoglou, Paraskevi; Katis, Athanasios; Kellis, Eleftherios; Natsikas, Christos

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of the current study was to examine the kinematic differences during instep soccer kicks between players who were blind and sighted controls. Eleven male soccer players who were blind and nine male sighted performed instep kicks under static and dynamic conditions. The results indicated significantly higher (p less than 0.05) ball…

  16. Playing time between senior rugby players of different ethnic groups ...

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    Discovery High Performance Centre, Sports Science Institute of South Africa, and MRC/UCT Research Unit for Exercise ... nutritional advice, life skills and technical rugby coaching. The ... Players were given feedback on their performance in each of the 3 ..... the skill acquisition that is required by a high-level adult player.

  17. Development of repeated sprint ability in talented youth basketball players.

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    Koen A.P.M. Lemmink; S.C. te Wierike; E.J. Tromp; M.T. Elferink-Gemser; M.C. de Jong; R.M. Malina; P.J. Vuijk; C. Visscher

    2013-01-01

    Factors affecting repeated sprint ability (RSA) were evaluated in a mixed-longitudinal sample of 48 elite basketball players 14 to 19 years of age (16.1±1.7 years). Players were observed on six occasions during the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 seasons. Three basketball-specific field tests were administe

  18. Analysis of motor activities of professional soccer players.

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    Andrzejewski, Marcin; Chmura, Jan; Pluta, Beata; Kasprzak, Andrzej

    2012-06-01

    The objective of this study was to determine the distance covered by professional soccer players during matches with the use of the computerized match analysis system Amisco Pro® (version 1.0.2, Nice, France). Kinematic examination included the specification of the distance covered by 31 players participating in 4 matches in the Union of European Football Association Cup competitions during the 2008-2009 season. Data were analyzed based on players' positions on the pitch, changes in the players' motor activity intensity level, and match period (first or second half). The results of statistical analysis revealed that the average total distance covered by all players (n = 31) was 11,288 ± 734 m. With respect to the player's position on the pitch, the midfielders traveled the longest average distance (11,770 ± 554 m) during the game. This was 3% longer than the distance achieved by the attackers at 11,377 ± 584 m, and 7% longer than that achieved by the defenders 10,932 ± 728 m. The analysis of physical loads on soccer players during a match is highly useful for training individualization. It provides a tool for effective planning and for recording the loads on players, which is an indispensable element of modern coaching.

  19. [Suya es la radio : 50 aniversario de Radio Alcoy, entrevista a Mario Silvestre, Antonio Doménech y Tomás Gisbert

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    Radio Alcoy; Rubio Orsi, Lorenzo; Gallego Fernández, María Llanos; Gisbert, Tomás; Doménech, Antonio; Cremades Zaragoza, Remigio; Esplugues Jordá, Francisco; Silvestre Pons, Mario

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    Grabación conmemorativa por el cincuentenario de la emisora EAJ-12, Radio Alcoy en base a los recuerdos de tres locutores históricos de la emisora: Mario Silvestre, Antonio Doménech y Tomás Gisbert

  20. A Status Study of the Academic Capabilities and Achievements of Three Ethnic Groups: Anglo, Negro, and Spanish Surname, in San Antonio, Texas.

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    McDowell, Neil Allen

    The doctoral dissertation compared intelligence, general ability, and reading achievement of 735 Negro, Anglo, and Spanish-surnamed first-graders from the San Antonio Independent School District. Intelligence and general ability were measured by pretest. The "Goodenough-Harris Draw-A-Man Test" was used to test intelligence and "The Inter-American…

  1. Annual compilation and analysis of hydrologic data for Escondido Creek, San Antonio River Basin, Texas

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    Reddy, D.R.

    1971-01-01

    History of Small Watershed Projects in Texas The U.S. Soil Conservation Service is actively engaged in the installation of flood and soil erosion reducing measures in Texas under the authority of the "Flood Control Act of 1936 and 1944" and "Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act" (Public Law 566), as amended. The Soil Conservation Service has found a total of approximately 3,500 floodwater-retarding structures to be physically and economically feasible in Texas. As of September 30, 1970, 1,439 of these structures had been built. This watershed-development program will have varying but important effects on the surface and ground-water resources of river basins, especially where a large number of the floodwater-retarding structures are built. Basic hydrologic data under natural and developed conditions are needed to appraise the effects of the structures on the yield and mode of occurrence of runoff. Hydrologic investigations of these small watersheds were begun by the Geological Survey in 1951 and are now being made in 12 study areas (fig. 1). These investigations are being made in cooperation with the Texas Water Development Board, the Soil Conservation Service, the San Antonio River Authority, the city of Dallas, and the Tarrant County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1. The 12 study areas were chosen to sample watershed having different rainfall, topography, geology, and soils. In five of the study areas, (North, Little Elm, Mukewater, little Pond-North Elm, and Pin Oak Creeks), streamflow and rainfall records were collected prior to construction of the floodwater-retarding structures, thus affording the opportunity for analyses of the conditions "before and after" development. A summary of the development of the floodwater-retarding structures in each study areas of September 30, 1970, is shown in table 1. Objectives of the Texas Small Watersheds Project The purpose of these investigations is to collect sufficient data to meeting the following

  2. Las características de los órganos italianos en la época de Antonio de Cabezón

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    Donati, Pier Paolo

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    Full Text Available In 1548 Antonio de Cabezon was able to take a trip to Italy. On that occasion, he could certainly learn and play the organ Italian. New sources and unpublished documents have recently enabled us to identify a new and reliable profi le of the organs of Italian origins. Eliminated false history, errors of chronology and clichés, the acquisition of technical data other than those handed down by tradition have opened a new historical perspective of which is here given an account. Updated illustration of the characteristics of the organs of the Italian Renaissance follow the guidelines of performance practice entailed and a comparison with the Spanish instruments practiced by Antonio de Cabezon.En 1548 Antonio de Cabezón fue capaz de hacer un viaje a Italia. En esa ocasión, él sin duda podría aprender y tocar el órgano italiano. Las nuevas fuentes y documentos inéditos, nos han permitido recientemente para identifi car un perfi l nuevo y confi able de los órganos de origen italiano. Eliminado los errores históricos, falsos de fecha y clichés, la adquisición de los datos técnicos distintos de los transmitida por tradición han abierto una nueva perspectiva histórica de la cual aquí se da cuenta. Ilustración actualizada de las características de los órganos del Renacimiento italiano sigue las directrices de la práctica interpretativa que derivan de ella y un enfrentamiento con los instrumentos españoles practicadas por Antonio de Cabezón. [it] Le caratteristiche degli organi italiani al tempo di Antonio de Cabezón Nel 1548 Antonio de Cabezón ebbe modo di compiere un viaggio in Italia. In quell’occasione poté sicuramente conoscere e suonare gli organi italiani. Nuove fonti e inediti documenti hanno recentemente permesso di delineare un nuovo ed attendibile profi lo degli organi italiani delle origini. Eliminati falsi storici, errori di cronologia e luoghi comuni, l’acquisizione di dati tecnici diversi da quelli tramandati

  3. A student operated, faculty mentored dental clinic service experience at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for the underserved refugee community: an interprofessional approach.

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    Farokhi, Moshtagh R; Glass, Birgit Junfin; Gureckis, Kevin M

    2014-01-01

    As the number of refugees settling in San Antonio increases, so will their health care needs. Due to limited resources and stress, they suffer from acute and chronic diseases, reducing their potential for success in their new host country. The need for proper health education coupled with a stable holistic health care facility is essential for their future success. In 2009, nursing students began serving the San Antonio refugee population. By 2011, dental and medical students joined to create the student-run San Antonio Refugee Health Clinic (SARHC). SARHC serves the refugees by providing free health care/education while connecting them to San Antonio's primary health care system. Select dental, medical, and nursing students under the mentorship of their faculty operate the SARHC clinic. The students work in collaborative teams where select members of the refugee community and bilingual students provide translational assistance. The nursing students take vital signs and medical students perform physical exams after gathering a history of present illness. Dental students provide oral health/nutritional education and screenings inclusive of head and neck examination and oral cancer risk assessment. Thirty-two dental, 83 medical, and 118 nursing students rotated through the clinic last year, serving patients with the most common chief complaints of dental, musculoskeletal, dermatological, and gastrointestinal nature. The most common dental findings for this population have been dental caries, periodontal disease, and other dental diseases requiring urgent care. Sub-programs such as the student interpreter program, ladies' health education, and the Refugee Accompaniment Health Partnership have resulted from the SARHC initiative to meet the refugees' needs. Currently under development is a future collaboration with local San Antonio clinics such as the San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic to serve as their dental home. The use of this interprofessional model has resulted

  4. Neuropsychological consequence of soccer play in adolescent U.K. School team soccer players.

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    Stephens, Richard; Rutherford, Andrew; Potter, Douglas; Fernie, Gordon

    2010-01-01

    To assess mild head injury effects in adolescent soccer players, neuropsychological performance across school team soccer players, rugby players and noncontact sport players was assessed in a quasi-experimental cross-sectional design. One hundred eighty-five males were tested (ages 13-16; response rate 55%) and 86 contributed data to the analyses after exclusion for recent concussion and overlapping sports participation. Soccer players showed lower premorbid intellectual functioning, but neither soccer players nor rugby players showed neuropsychological decrement compared with noncontact sport players. Cumulative heading did not predict neuropsychological performance. While no specific attribute of soccer was linked with neuropsychological impairment, head injury predicted reduced attention for all participants.

  5. Evaluating the heading in professional soccer players by playing positions.

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    Erkmen, Nurtekin

    2009-09-01

    The aim of this study is to evaluate the accuracy and coordination of heading in professional soccer players of different positions. A total of 243 professional soccer players were examined for the study. The Federation Internationale de Football Association Medical Assessment and Research Center (F-MARC) test battery was used to evaluate heading in soccer players. In the heading of the ball thrown from middle of the goal, forwards were better than goalkeepers (p heading of the ball thrown from the right side of the goalpost, defenders were better than goalkeepers (p heading of goalkeepers being worse than the others; goalkeepers use their hands in both training and matches, whereas for forwards and defensive players being better than goalkeepers depends mainly on their positions in soccer. Trainers and coaches should give place specific training programs to improve heading ability in the training schedule of soccer players at a professional level.

  6. Shoulder injuries in rugby players: mechanisms, examination, and rehabilitation.

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    Helgeson, Kevin; Stoneman, Paul

    2014-11-01

    The sport of rugby is growing in popularity for players at the high school and collegiate levels. This article will provided the sports therapist with an introduction to the management of shoulder injuries in rugby players. Rugby matches results in frequent impacts and leveraging forces to the shoulder region during the tackling, scrums, rucks and maul components of the game. Rugby players frequently sustain contusion and impact injuries to the shoulder region, including injuries to the sternoclavicular, acromioclavicular (AC), and glenohumeral (GH) joints. Players assessed during practices and matches should be screened for signs of fracture, cervical spine and brachial plexus injuries. A three phase program will be proposed to rehabilitate players with shoulder instabilities using rugby specific stabilization, proprioception, and strengthening exercises. A plan for return to play will be addressed including position-specific activities. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  7. La politización en las lecturas canónicas: Miguel Antonio Caro, lector de Jorge Isaacs

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    Carlos Arturo López Jiménez

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The article herein shows some conceptual features of Miguel Antonio Caro’s intellectual project and its intrinsic strengths. Furthermore, it details the type of politicization which Caro imposed on some of the work of his contemporaries politicization which, in turn, was later imposed on him-self by contemporary historiography. More to the point, I evidence how Caro, when asserting that a particular text by Jorge Isaacs (The native tribes of the Magdalena basin was scientific, immediately proceeded to politicize Isaac’s work, among other things, because he (Caro did not have the relevant arguments needed to confront Isaacs’ text in its own terms and framework. Thus, in order to dismiss Isaacs’ objections raised against the government of Nuñez, Caro places the aforementioned work by the author of María, among the texts that threatened social order by presenting it as part and parcel of positivism, empiricism, liberalism, and all other intellectual efforts based on a damaging sensualism.//Aquí muestran algunos aspectos conceptuales del proyecto intelectual de Miguel Antonio Caro y su consistencia interna. Además, preciso el tipo específico de politización que este escritor impuso sobre algunos trabajos que le fueron contemporáneos –politización de la cual el mismo Caro ha sido objeto por parte de historiografía contemporánea–. Específicamente, presento cómo Miguel Antonio Caro, al afirmar que un texto de Isaacs (Las tribus indígenas del Magdalena es científico, politiza su trabajo por la imposibilidad de atacarlo dentro de los límites argumentativos del texto de Isaacs. De esta forma, para hacer a un lado las objeciones que Isaac eleva contra el gobierno de Núñez, Caro ubica el trabajo del autor de María en el grupo de escritos que amenazan el orden social, al presentarlo de la mano con el positivismo, empirismo, liberalismo y demás esfuerzos intelectuales fundados en un “nocivo” criterio sensualista.

  8. Roberto M. Gerstmann y Antonio Quintana Contreras: Estética y fotografía de los indígenas del Norte Grande Roberto M. Gerstmann and Antonio Quintana Contreras: Aesthetic and Photography of the Norte Grande Natives

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    Margarita Alvarado P

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se analiza la obra de dos fotógrafos activos en Chile en los años 30 y 60 del siglo XX. Se reflexiona sobre un corpus de fotografías del Norte Grande chileno, con el fin de definir sus modalidades de producción fotográfica e intentar comprender cómo éstas influyen y/o determinan ciertas formas de representación de las alteridades de los indígenas del desierto y el altiplano (chileno. Se lleva a cabo un análisis comparativo entre la fotografía producida bajo el lente de un esteticista como Roberto M. Gerstmann Henckel, y el registro en imágenes de un documentalista como Antonio Quintana Contreras, para así establecer ciertas diferencias y coincidencias estéticas y formales en las maneras en que se materializa la representación fotográfica de lo Andino.The following paper analyzes the work of two photographers that worked in Chile between the years 1930 and 1960. It reflects on a corpus of Chilean Norte Grande photographs, aiming to define the patterns of photographic production and trying to understand how these influence and/or determinate certain forms of otherness representation in the Chilean desert and its altiplano. The paper will carry a comparative analysis between photographs produced by the lens of an aesthete such as Roberto M. Gerstmann Henckel and the images registered by a documentalist, such as Antonio Quintana Contreras, so as to establish formal and aesthetical differences and coincidences in the way they materialize photographic representations of the Andes world.

  9. A Method for Using Player Tracking Data in Basketball to Learn Player Skills and Predict Team Performance.

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    Brian Skinner

    Full Text Available Player tracking data represents a revolutionary new data source for basketball analysis, in which essentially every aspect of a player's performance is tracked and can be analyzed numerically. We suggest a way by which this data set, when coupled with a network-style model of the offense that relates players' skills to the team's success at running different plays, can be used to automatically learn players' skills and predict the performance of untested 5-man lineups in a way that accounts for the interaction between players' respective skill sets. After developing a general analysis procedure, we present as an example a specific implementation of our method using a simplified network model. While player tracking data is not yet available in the public domain, we evaluate our model using simulated data and show that player skills can be accurately inferred by a simple statistical inference scheme. Finally, we use the model to analyze games from the 2011 playoff series between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma City Thunder and we show that, even with a very limited data set, the model can consistently describe a player's interactions with a given lineup based only on his performance with a different lineup.

  10. Bone Mineral Density of Adolescent Female Tennis Players and Nontennis Players

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    Kevser Ermin

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to determine differences in bone mineral density (BMD among adolescent female tennis players (TPs and nontennis players (NTPs and to assess body composition as a predictor variable of BMD. Nineteen female TPs and 19 female NTPs, ages 14 to 18 years, participated in this study. Lumbar spine, total hip, femoral neck, forearms BMD, and body composition were assessed using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA. Lumbar spine and total hip BMD measurements for TP were greater than NTP. However, these differences were not statistically significant (=0.37 and 0.12, resp.. TP had significantly greater femoral neck BMD than NTPs (=0.02. This difference might play an important role in preventing osteoporosis and decreasing the risk of fractures at the hip later in life.

  11. Antonio Quilis, La concodancia gramatiaal en Za Zengua espanola hablada en Madrid, C. S. I. C., Madrid 1983, pags. 128

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    Mitja Skubic

    1983-01-01

    Full Text Available El libra de Antonio Quilis, de poco más de cien páginas, nos ofrece los resultados de las encuestas sabre la concordancia sintáctica en el habla de Madrid. El Autor que es también cultivador y conocedor de la fonética del español­ pensemos en su importante trabajo sobre la fonética acústica de la lengua española (Gredos, Madrid 1981 - vuelve aqué a su vocacion de sintáctico, visible en sus trabajos sabre la estructura del español la edición de la Gramática de Nebri­ja y en el amor con que cuidó la presentación al mundo de habla castellana de las obras de B. Pottier.

  12. Relationship between Cognitive Processes and Depression in Elder People Institutionalized at the San Antonio Elderly Home in Bucaramanga

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    Ana Mercedes Cerquera Córdoba

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available The goal of this article is to identify the relationship between the state of the cognitive processes and the level of depression in elder women at the San Antonio elderly home in Bucaramanga city. In this study, information was collected by means of the application of two instruments (Mini-mental and Beck’s geriatric scale of depression and an in-depth interview with a nonprobabilisticsample of 67 elder women from the population studied. Correlationalelements of detriment and depression with significant events of thelife cycle were found. This research is based on the necessity of finding out the actual conditions of the elder women with regards to the two variables and their correlation, in order to improve the population’s mental and emotional health, beginning with actions started by the professionals who assist the elder women. The results suggest that there is a correlation between the detriment of cognitive processes and the presence of depression.

  13. Antonio Ros de Olano, Director General de Infantería, Artillería y Sanidad Militar

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    J.Mª Alonso de Vega

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    Full Text Available Llamado "el general prudente", Antonio Ros de Olano fue un personaje muy conocido en su época. Destacó como militar y político, participando en batallas y levantamientos. Como escritor, publicó libros de memorias sobre episodios militares y fue un precursor de la narrativa fantástica en España. Fue amigo de Espronceda, Campoamor, Larra y muchos otros que participaron en la famosa tertulia del "El Parnasillo" en café del Príncipe de Madrid. En su vertiente política, fue ministro de Isabel II, diputado y senador vitalicio. En su carrera militar, ascendió a Teniente General y entre sus numerosos cargos, fue Director General de Sanidad Militar.

  14. SOME CLOSE UPS BETWEEN WORK, SCHOOL AND EDUCATION REGARDING THE PEDAGOGICAL AND POLITICAL CONSIDERATIONS BY ANTONIO GRAMSCI

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    Jefferson Carriello do Carmo

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this text are mainly two. First to emphasize some theorical questions regarding deep concepts and the proposed thematics as a way to rescue even in a brief and short path the general Picture of the concernings from Antonio Gramsci. Second, to verify that this subjects goes thru the political and ideological instances regarding the current elaboration called “Education as an Hegemony” . From this point on was noticed that the school proposition doesn´t represent a humane homesick tradicionalist overview and not even a technicist-professional aprouch but a new kind of interested school. In other words a more technicist and organic school in relation to the industrial modern world, based on scientific and technological principles made in a syntesis space between practice and theory, between handmade work and intelectual strenght. Key words: Education, work, politics, single school, industrialization.

  15. In- visibilidades de la estatua doble del prócer colombiano Antonio Nariño

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    Carolina Vanegas Carrasco

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available La oposición visibilidad/invisibilidad es el eje de análisis de la construcción iconográfica y la recepción de las estatuas de Antonio Nariño —original y copia— realizadas por el escultor francés Henri-Léon Gréber (1855-1941 e instaladas en 1910 en dos ciudades colombianas (Bogotá y Pasto con motivo del Centenario de la Independencia. A partir de ello se evidencian los alcances simbólicos de la escultura conmemorativa en su estrecha relación con su lugar de emplazamiento y los discursos que la acompañan, así como la importancia de la actualización de sus usos.

  16. Household transmission of pandemic (H1N1) 2009, San Antonio, Texas, USA, April-May 2009.

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    Morgan, Oliver W; Parks, Sharyn; Shim, Trudi; Blevins, Patricia A; Lucas, Pauline M; Sanchez, Roger; Walea, Nancy; Loustalot, Fleetwood; Duffy, Mark R; Shim, Matthew J; Guerra, Sandra; Guerra, Fernando; Mills, Gwen; Verani, Jennifer; Alsip, Bryan; Lindstrom, Stephen; Shu, Bo; Emery, Shannon; Cohen, Adam L; Menon, Manoj; Fry, Alicia M; Dawood, Fatimah; Fonseca, Vincent P; Olsen, Sonja J

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    To assess household transmission of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in San Antonio, Texas, USA, during April 15-May 8, 2009, we investigated 77 households. The index case-patient was defined as the household member with the earliest onset date of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (ARI), influenza-like illness (ILI), or laboratory-confirmed pandemic (H1N1) 2009. Median interval between illness onset in index and secondary case-patients was 4 days (range 1-9 days); the index case-patient was likely to be or =50 years of age (4%-12%). Early in the outbreak, household transmission primarily occurred from children to other household members and was lower than the transmission rate for seasonal influenza.

  17. La teoría narrativa en la obra de Antonio Rodríguez Almodóvar

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    José Cenizo Jiménez

    2005-01-01

    Nuestro estudio tiene como fin el análisis de la teoría narrativa en la obra de Antonio Rodríguez Almodóvar. Éste, natural de Alcalá de Guadaíra (Sevilla), donde nació en 1941, es catedrático (recién prejubilado) de Lengua y Literatura en el IES «Ramón Carande» de Sevilla y doctor en Filología Moderna. Amén de por su actividad política (fue Primer Teniente de Alcalde del Ayuntamiento de Sevilla y director del Pabellón de Andalucía en la Exposición Universal de 1992) y de sus cargos en la Admi...

  18. El Maestro Antonio García Nossa, vigencia de su pensamiento económico y social

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    Mosquera Mesa Ricardo

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    Full Text Available La preocupación constante del profesor Antonio García por superar el pensamiento desarrollista realizado desde el centro, lo llevó también a delimitar campos con esquemas ortodoxos que se comenzaron a elaborar desde .la periferia, particularmente la comprensión del carácter y contradicciones del capitalismo dependiente de nuestros países, campo en el cual fue un indiscutible pionero. El análisis de nuestros problemas de atraso y subdesarrollo siempre estuvieron
    motivados en la entrega de elementos para la reorientación de la concepción estratégico-táctica que guiará el accionar. político, es decir, fue una investigación comprometida, con nuestra realidad latinoamericana y con su pueblo.

  19. El soñador de espigas lejanas de Antonio Colinas o la memoria de la poesía

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    Clara I. Martínez Cantón

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo propone una aproximación crítica al poema El soñador de espigas lejanas, publicado por Antonio Colinas a finales de 2013. Se identifican y analizan sus características más representativas: fragmentarismo, narración, historicismo, viaje interior y, sobre todo, su binarismo, de carácter simbólico. Su extensión y estos rasgos definitorios lo ligan al género del poema largo y, con él, a la tradición hispanoamericana, que ha dado grandes obras siguiendo esta forma poética. Se verán las similitudes y diferencias entre esta nueva composición y otras obras del autor. Es también objeto de estudio la manera de avanzar rítmicamente del poema.

  20. El poema largo en Antonio Colinas. “Sepulcro en Tarquinia” y “la tumba negra”

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    Clara Isabel Martínez Cantón

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    Full Text Available El propósito de este artículo es estudiar y profundizar en los dos poemas largos fundamentales de la obra de Antonio Colinas: “Sepulcro en Tarquinia” y “La tumba negra”. Estos dos poemas marcan en cierto modo su obra, ya que cada uno pertenece a una época muy distinta y cada uno define una concepción diferente de la poesía. Se explorarán las diferencias formales, de tono, de temática, las distintas estrategias rítmicas que permiten avanzar al poema, etc. La forma del poema largo esconde además una aspiración de poema esencial, que permite observar la evolución del pensamiento y del quehacer poético del autor.

  1. Social class, admixture, and skin color variation in Mexican-Americans and Anglo-Americans living in San Antonio, Texas.

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    Relethford, J H; Stern, M P; Gaskill, S P; Hazuda, H P

    1983-05-01

    Social class may act in different ways as a barrier to gene flow in urban populations, depending on ethnicity. We test the hypothesis that biological variation is affected by social class subdivision using skin reflectance data collected for 393 Anglo-American and 930 Mexican-American adults in the major urban population of San Antonio, Texas. Two socioeconomic groups were sampled for the Anglo-American population: a middle-income transitional group and a high-income suburban group. In addition, we sampled a third socioeconomic group for Mexican-Americans: a low income barrio. Sex and age effects on skin color are minimal. Social class has no effect on skin color variation for Anglo-Americans, whereas there is a highly significant effect on social class subdivision for Mexican-Americans. Admixture estimates were derived from skin reflectance data and show that the proportion of native American ancestry decreases as social class increases.

  2. Antonio de Capmany and the city of Barcelona: the value of experience in the path of progress

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    Ramon GRAU I FERNÁNDEZ

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    Full Text Available In his time, Antonio de Capmany (1742-1813 was the most prominent intellectual in the service of the interests of Barcelona, in a willingness to articulate the energy of that city with the efforts of enlightened despotism to relaunch Spain as a continental and colonial power. Extensive knowledge and assimilation of European culture of the Enlightenment allowed him to associate the historical experience of the Catalan capital with modern values. It was not a simple varnish, since the defense of Barcelona as the focus of progress was constructed from documented empirical data and sensory impressions, according to the principles preached by the great British philosophers against speculative rationalism and its incessant occurrences.

  3. La teoría narrativa en la obra de Antonio Rodríguez Almodóvar

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    2015-01-01

    Nuestro estudio tiene como fin el análisis de la teoría narrativa en la obra de Antonio Rodríguez Almodóvar. Éste, natural de Alcalá de Guadaíra (Sevilla), donde nació en 1941, es catedrático (recién prejubilado) de Lengua y Literatura en el IES «Ramón Carande» de Sevilla y doctor en Filología Moderna. Amén de por su actividad política (fue Primer Teniente de Alcalde del Ayuntamiento de Sevilla y director del Pabellón de Andalucía en la Exposición Universal de 1992) y de sus cargos en la Admi...

  4. Discusiones en torno a las relaciones entre literatura y cine en la escritura experimental de Antonio Di Benedetto

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    Sofía Criach

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo se inscribe en la discusión en torno a la relación existente entre la cinematografía y la llamada “literatura experimental” de Antonio Di Benedetto. Se parte de la consideración del cine como manifestación artística central en la escena de los años 50, es decir, como un fenómeno cultural de amplio alcance cuyas proyecciones se pueden advertir en la literatura de mediados de siglo. Esta apreciación, por un lado, explica ciertos aspectos de las dos corrientes literarias con las que el escritor de Mendoza ha sido relacionado: el objetivismo francés y el behaviorismo de la novela norteamericana de entreguerras; por el otro, ilumina muchas características formales y temáticas de sus textos.

  5. Occurrence of the haemocyte parasite Bonamia sp. in flat oysters Ostrea puelchana farmed in San Antonio Bay (Argentina).

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    Kroeck, Marina A; Montes, Jaime

    2005-02-28

    Culture of native flat oysters Ostrea puelchana d'Orbigny in San Antonio Bay (San Matías Gulf, Argentina) began in 1995. After elevated mortality (33%) occurred in September 1996, 18 mo after immersion, histopathological analysis and evaluation of parasitic prevalence was carried out. In October 1997, after 31 mo of cultivation, cumulative mortality was 80%, and in December of the same year, when individuals reached marketable size, mortality was 95% and culture was discontinued. The present study describes the haemocytic parasitism that affected O. puelchana, and suggests that a Bonamia sp. was the etiological agent. This parasite should be considered as a different species from Bonamia sp. detected in Australia and New Zealand until more studies are made to determine the correct taxonomy. This work constitutes the first record of this haemocyte parasite in flat oysters from the Argentinean coast.

  6. Antonio Caso y las redes filosóficas mexicanas: sociología de la creatividad intelectual

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    A partir de las herramientas sociológicas que nos ofrece Randall Collins para el análisis de la producción y circulación de los objetos filosóficos, este artículo pretende calibrar la creatividad de la obra del pensador mexicano Antonio Caso. Con este fin, se analiza la trayectoria social e intelectual de Caso en el marco de las redes filosóficas de finales del siglo XIX y comienzos del XX, así como la genealogía maestro-discípulo que de él emana y cuya ruptura anuncia la nueva configuración ...

  7. Sympathetic enhancement in futsal players but not in football players after repeated sprint ability test

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    Chen, Yung-Sheng; Liao, Chih-Jung; Lu, Wan-An; Kuo, Cheng-Deng

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    Background Heart rate variability (HRV) can disclose the specific adaptation of sympathovagal modulation to exercise. This study investigated the change in HRV measures after anaerobic and aerobic intermittent exercises in university football and futsal players. Method 36 male university students with physically active lifestyle (n=14), football (n=12), and futsal (n=10) participated in this study. The participants completed the repeated sprint ability (RSA) test and Yo-Yo (YY) intermittent r...

  8. Coach/player relationships in tennis.

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    Prapavessis, H; Gordon, S

    1991-09-01

    The present study examined the variables that predict coach/athlete compatibility. Compatibility among a sample of 52 elite tennis coach/player dyads was assessed using a sport adapted version of Schutz's (1966) Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation-Behaviour (FIRO-B), a sport adapted version of Fiedler's (1967) Least Preferred Co-worker scale (LPC), and Chelladurai and Saleh's (1980) Leadership Scale for Sport (LSS). Self-ratings of the quality of the interaction were obtained from both coach and athlete. Multiple-regression analyses using self-rating scores as the dependent measure were carried out to determine which variables best predicted the degree of compatibility. The sole inventory that significantly predicted compatibility was the LSS. More specifically, the discrepancy between the athlete's preferences and perceptions on the autocratic dimension was the best predictor. Implications for tennis coaches and recommendations for future research in this area are discussed.

  9. Gamification in Fostering Creativity: Player Type Approach

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    Marius Kalinauskas

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    Full Text Available Purpose – to analyze gamification, as the method for promoting creativity in individual and collective levels with the respect to player types.Design/methodology/approach – This research serves as a general review/viewpoint which seeks to examine collective creativity as a phenomenon and gamification as the tool for promoting individual and collective creativity. The paper is based on the comparative analysis of scientific literature and related sources from game design, psychology, business and entertainment.Findings – Although the gamification is gaining more public attention, there is a lack of studies which would reveal its relations in fostering individual and collective creativity. One of the main goals of any gamified content is to raise the engagement into activities in non-game contexts. The objective of creative work is to come up with some ideas, methods or tools which would be significantly new and innovative in the case of a certain issue. The theory of “flow” is used widely in explaining the working principles of gamification. In this state, the information absorption rates are increased and the group or individual is immersed into performed activities. This may lead to prolonged periods while accumulating knowledge, and thus, improving creative capabilities in the specific domain. However, creative performance in different fields has various approaches. It is also related to personal characteristics. The success of gamification is also dependent on the types of “players” which participate in the activity. Having the common picture of personality type in creative performance and in game based tasks may allow creating gamification strategy for optimal engagement into creative work according to the features of a person.Research limitations/implications – There are very few empirical studies which would support correlation between experiencing the “flow” state and a raise of creativity. The idea of unified

  10. Cellular Players in Skeletal Muscle Regeneration

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    Laura Cristina Ceafalan

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    Full Text Available Skeletal muscle, a tissue endowed with remarkable endogenous regeneration potential, is still under focused experimental investigation mainly due to treatment potential for muscle trauma and muscular dystrophies. Resident satellite cells with stem cell features were enthusiastically described quite a long time ago, but activation of these cells is not yet controlled by any medical interventions. However, after thorough reports of their existence, survival, activation, and differentiation there are still many questions to be answered regarding the intimate mechanism of tissue regeneration. This review delivers an up-to-date inventory of the main known key players in skeletal muscle repair, revealed by various models of tissue injuries in mechanical trauma, toxic lesions, and muscular dystrophy. A better understanding of the spatial and temporal relationships between various cell populations, with different physical or paracrine interactions and phenotype changes induced by local or systemic signalling, might lead to a more efficient approach for future therapies.

  11. Morphological classification of novice female volleyball players

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    José António Ribeiro Maia

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    Full Text Available The characteristics of physique have been the subject of several studies in sport sciences because high-level competitive sports place maximum demands on the physical constitution of players. Furthermore, the specifi c function performed by a player in a game may be related to a particular modality. The goals of this study were: (1 to describe and to compare, from a somatic point of view, the physiques of 71 female volleyball players at beginner levels A and B (aged 12-14 years; and (2 to identify the components of somatic structure that best differentiate the athletics by level of experience. In order to evaluate the players’ somatic structure,we performed 21 measurements including: weight and height, diameters, circumferences, upper and lower limb measurements and skinfolds thicknesses. Discriminant function analysis (DFA was used to identify the power of variables classifi cation. No difference was found in physique between level A and level B players. They were classifi ed by somatotype as mesomorphic endomorphs (A = 4.76 - 3.78 - 1.85; and B = 4.37 - 4.02 - 1.88. RESUMO As características morfológicas têm sido objeto de vários estudos em Ciências Desporto, pelo fato de o fenômeno do desporto de alta competição exigir o máximo da estrutura física dos atletas e pela expectativa da função que o atleta desempenha em jogo. O presente estudo teve como objetivo: (1 descrever e comparar, do ponto de vista somático, a estrutura morfológica de 71 atletas de voleibol do sexo feminino dos escalões de formação A e B (entre os 12 e 14 anos de idade; (2 identifi car os componentes da estrutura somática que melhor diferenciam as atletas de níveis distintos. Para a avaliação da estrutura somática das atletas foram efetuadas 21 avaliações, incluindo além do peso e altura, comprimento dos membros, perímetros, diâmetros e pregas de adiposidade subcutâneas. Com o intuito de verifi car o poder discriminatório das variáveis na

  12. Stem Cells and Neuroprotection: Understanding the Players

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    Virginia Pearce

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    Full Text Available The use of neuroprotective therapies begs the question of how such therapies could affect preexisting stem cell populations within the host, as well as those introduced through cell-replacement therapy. Multiple mechanisms may mediate stem cell responses to neuroprotectants such as host/donor age and gender, cellular lineage/differentiation status, and mitochondrial dynamics. Current therapeutic sources for stem cells are embryonic, somatic, or induced pluripotent, with very little known about the effects of gender, age, cell type, and mitochondrial dynamics. With the advent of therapies to stimulate and recruit endogenous stem cells or transplant donor cells into damage areas in the hopes of recuperative regeneration of lost neurons, it is important to discuss mechanisms that dictate the winning players in the neuroprotection game. This review will focus on our current understanding of the characteristics of renewing stem cells that may affect neuroprotection.

  13. Dr. Antonio Fernández Mirabal, ejemplo de profesor, cirujano maxilofacial y oncólogo

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    Full Text Available En febrero de 1962, el Dr. Antonio Fernández Mirabal se incorporó como Instructor de Cirugía Bucal a la Facultad de Estomatología de La Habana. Un mes después fue enviado al Instituto Nacional de Oncología y Radiobiología para pasar un curso de Oncología Bucal, al término del cual compartió su vida laboral entre la mencionada facultad y el instituto, mientras comenzaba una ascendente carrera de superación profesional, académica y científica. El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo dar a conocer la trayectoria profesional, académica e investigativa del Dr. Antonio Fernández Mirabal. En el mes de mayo de 2013 se realizó una entrevista personal. Posteriormente se consultó su expediente docente en el Departamento de Cuadros de la Facultad de Estomatología de La Habana y se consultaron otras fuentes bibliográficas publicadas. Se destacaron los aspectos de su formación escolar, su entorno familiar y sus estudios universitarios de pregrado y posgrado, donde se mostraban los diferentes títulos alcanzados, sus temas de investigación, su contribución a la docencia de pregrado y posgrado, así como las medallas, reconocimientos y distinciones obtenidas durante más de 50 años de vida laboral. La vida de este destacado profesor es un ejemplo a imitar por los jóvenes graduados profesionales de la salud en general y por los cirujanos maxilofaciales, oncólogos y cirujanos de cabeza y cuello.

  14. Algumas aproximações sobre trabalho, escola e educação no pensamento de Antonio Gramsci

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    Jefferson Carriello do Carmo

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Os objetivos do texto são dois. Primeiro balizar algumas questões teórico-conceituais de fundo presente no tema proposto, com vistas a recuperar, ainda que de forma breve e resumida, o quadro mais geral das preocupações de Antonio Gramsci. Segundo verificar que essa temática passa pela instância política e ideológica presente na elaboração chamada “educação como hegemonia”. A partir disso constatou-se que a proposta de escola não representa um saudosismo humanista tradicional nem um profissionalismo tecnicista, mas um novo tipo de escola interessada. Em outras palavras, uma escola mais técnica e mais orgânica em relação ao mundo industrial moderno, baseada em princípios científicos e tecnológicos,constituída num espaço de síntese entre a prática e a teoria, entre o trabalho manual e o intelectual.Abstract The objective of this text are mainly two. First to emphasize some theorical questions regarding deep concepts and the proposed thematics as a way to rescue even in a brief and short path the general Picture of the concernings from Antonio Gramsci. Second, to verify that this subjects goes thru the political and ideological instances regarding the current elaboration called “Education as an Hegemony”. From this point on was noticed that the school proposition doesn´t represent a humane homesick tradicionalist overview and not even a technicist-professional aprouch but a new kind of interested school. In other words a more technicist and organic school in relation to the industrial modern world, based on scientific and technological principles made in a syntesis space between practice and theory, between handmade work and intelectual strenght.

  15. Effects of acculturation and socioeconomic status on obesity and diabetes in Mexican Americans. The San Antonio Heart Study.

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    Hazuda, H P; Haffner, S M; Stern, M P; Eifler, C W

    1988-12-01

    The authors hypothesized that increased socioeconomic status and acculturation of Mexican Americans to mainstream US society would be accompanied by a progressive lessening of obesity and non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. This hypothesis was tested in 1979-1982 in the San Antonio Heart Study, a population-based study of 1,288 Mexican Americans and 929 non-Hispanic whites, aged 25-64 years, randomly selected from three San Antonio neighborhoods: a low-income barrio, a middle-income transitional neighborhood, and a high-income suburb. Socioeconomic status was assessed by the Duncan Socioeconomic Index, a global measure of socioeconomic status based on occupational prestige. Acculturation was assessed by three scales which measure functional integration with mainstream society, value placed on preserving Mexican cultural origin, and attitude toward traditional family structure and sex-role organization. In Mexican-American men, increased acculturation was accompanied by a statistically significant, linear decline in both obesity and diabetes, while socioeconomic status had no significant effect on either outcome. In Mexican-American women, on the other hand, increased acculturation and increased socioeconomic status were accompanied by statistically significant, linear declines in both outcomes. However, the effects of acculturation on obesity and diabetes prevalence in women were stronger than the effects of socioeconomic status. In women, obesity also appeared to be a more important mediator of the relation between socioeconomic status and diabetes than of the relation between acculturation and diabetes. The results of this study suggest that culturally mediated factors exert a more pervasive influence on obesity and diabetes in Mexican Americans than do socioeconomically mediated factors. The influence of socioeconomic status in women, however, cannot be ignored, particularly with regard to obesity.

  16. Refining previous estimates of groundwater outflows from the Medina/Diversion Lake system, San Antonio area, Texas

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    Slattery, Richard N.; Asquith, William H.; Gordon, John D.

    2017-02-15

    IntroductionIn 2016, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the San Antonio Water System, began a study to refine previously derived estimates of groundwater outflows from Medina and Diversion Lakes in south-central Texas near San Antonio. When full, Medina and Diversion Lakes (hereinafter referred to as the Medina/Diversion Lake system) (fig. 1) impound approximately 255,000 acre-feet and 2,555 acre-feet of water, respectively.Most recharge to the Edwards aquifer occurs as seepage from streams as they cross the outcrop (recharge zone) of the aquifer (Slattery and Miller, 2017). Groundwater outflows from the Medina/Diversion Lake system have also long been recognized as a potentially important additional source of recharge. Puente (1978) published methods for estimating monthly and annual estimates of the potential recharge to the Edwards aquifer from the Medina/Diversion Lake system. During October 1995–September 1996, the USGS conducted a study to better define short-term rates of recharge and to reduce the error and uncertainty associated with estimates of monthly recharge from the Medina/Diversion Lake system (Lambert and others, 2000). As a followup to that study, Slattery and Miller (2017) published estimates of groundwater outflows from detailed water budgets for the Medina/Diversion Lake system during 1955–1964, 1995–1996, and 2001–2002. The water budgets were compiled for selected periods during which time the water-budget components were inferred to be relatively stable and the influence of precipitation, stormwater runoff, and changes in storage were presumably minimal. Linear regression analysis techniques were used by Slattery and Miller (2017) to assess the relation between the stage in Medina Lake and groundwater outflows from the Medina/Diversion Lake system.

  17. Metals from mine waste as potential cause of oxidative stress in burrowing crab Neohelice granulata from San Antonio bay.

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    Giarratano, Erica; Gil, Mónica N; Marinho, Carmen H; Malanga, Gabriela

    2016-10-01

    The Natural Protected Area San Antonio bay is of particular importance for its congregation of migratory shorebirds and it has been declared one of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network International site (WHSRN). Present study represents the first assessment of variation on oxidative stress biomarkers in male crab Neohelice granulata from San Antonio bay (Río Negro, Argentina) under field conditions, associated mainly to metal contamination coming from passive mining wastes. Three sites were sampled once every three months from November 2012 to August 2013 within this sea inlet (Pile, Fishery and Port) and a control site at the southeast of the bay (Punta Perdices). Accumulation of Ni, Zn, Cr and Al varied only with seasons although without a constant trend, meanwhile Cd, Cu and Pb also varied among sites being highest in Pile and Port. Biochemical results indicated that variations in catalase activity was only site specific being maximum in Pile; meanwhile lipid radical, α-tocopherol and metallothioneins were only seasonal specific being higher in autumn and winter. Seasonal variation was also found for total thioles, being the content higher in summer and autumn than in winter. Correlation analysis revealed that malondialdehyde and α-tocopherol have a positive association with Al and negative with Ni, meanwhile GST has a positive association with Fe. Crabs from the closest area to the waste pile did not exhibit a differentiated oxidative pressure despite the higher accumulation of metals. It is possible that crabs from contaminated areas have developed a tolerance to metals, indicating a strong ecotoxicological selective pressure. More studies are needed to assess whether there is a transfer of metals through the food chain. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. University Football Players, Postural Stability, and Concussions.

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    Graves, Barbara Sue

    2016-02-01

    Concussion in football athletes is certainly more prevalent and has potentially serious outcomes. With current concerns and increasing return-to-play issues, additional assessment focus is needed. Division 1 college football athletes, from 18 to 20.9 years (n = 177; age, 19.7 ± 1.2 years; height, 182.3 ± 4.5 cm; weight, 97.3 ± 10.6 kg), before fall practice, over a period of 3 years, underwent baseline postural stability testing (sensory organization test [SOT], NeuroCom). Individuals, who were diagnosed with a concussion (headache, dizziness, fatigue, confusion, or loss of consciousness) during practice or actual competition (n = 15; age, 18.9 ± 0.9 years; height, 181.8 ± 2.5 cm; weight, 86.6 ± 3.6 kg), underwent serial evaluation after injury and 24 hours after concussion. As soon as the player was considered asymptomatic, the test was completed on the first and 14th day. A control group of noninjured male athletes (n = 15; age, 19.1 ± 0.4 years; height, 178.2 ± 3.2 cm; weight, 78.6 ± 2.1 kg) were tested for the same time frame. This particular study was only one part of the total evaluation conducted for the concussed athlete's return to play. Results indicated that the concussion group had a statistically significant (p = 0.037) change from their baseline SOT score and the control group (p = 0.025). This change remained significant until day 14 of posttesting. These data indicate that the SOT, when available, may be a positive additional assessment of concussed college-aged football players. Professionals, when dealing with concussion in competitive sports, do need to continue to work together, but awareness of SOT assessments may also contribute to the return-to-play decisions.

  19. Relatos de el viejo Antonio. Una invitación para occidente. (Análisis desde la visión intelectual de San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas)

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    Valdespino Vargas, Carla

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    PROEMIO ACERCA DEL VIEJO ANTONIO A lo largo de este trabajo, estaremos hablando del Viejo Antonio, esto nos obliga a abrir un espacio para acercarnos a él. Aquí intentaremos explicar, a grandes rasgos, quién es y cuál es su función dentro del movimiento. Jan de Vos, en su libro Una tierra para sembrar sueños (2002), muestra los resultados de la investigación que realizó sobre la persona del Viejo Antonio, de la cual leeremos un Resumen El personaje que Mar...

  20. SPORTS SHOES PURCHASE INTENTION AMONG MALAYSIAN VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS VS. NON-VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS: A CONCEPTUAL PAPER

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    GOH PIN SIANG

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to advance the understanding of volleyball players’ purchase intention toward sport shoes by investigating the relationship between the independent variables (endorsement, advertising, pricing and electronic word-of-mouth and purchase intention. Descriptive research and causal research will be used as the research design, thus questionnaire and experimentation will be used to obtain data. Primary data in this study is attained by distributing the questionnaire to the Malaysian volleyball players throughout several volleyball tournament venues in Malaysia. The experiment will be conducted by comparing two groups of respondents, including volleyball players and non-volleyball players. This study is limited to several independent variables such as endorsement, advertising, pricing and electronic word-of-mouth. This study is significant for marketers for solving the challenges faced in the sport industry. It also helps to identify consumers’ purchase preferences for sport shoes. The marketer would understand more about their targeted customers’ intentions to purchase, thus the sport industry related with sport marketing in Malaysia might gain more profit.

  1. Cervical range of motion and proprioception in rugby players versus non-rugby players.

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    Lark, Sally D; McCarthy, Peter W

    2007-06-01

    In this study, we examined the effects of number of years of playing rugby on neck function. Active cervical spine range of motion and proprioception were assessed in 14 non-rugby-playing but trained sportsmen (mean age 28 years, s = 7) and 46 rugby players (26 rugby forwards: mean age 26 years, s = 5; mean years played 14 years; 20 backs: mean age 24 years, s = 5; mean years played 14 years). Active cervical range of motion in flexion, extension, left and right lateral flexion, plus left and right rotation were measured using a cervical range of motion device. The ability to reposition the head in a central position with eyes closed was taken as a measure of proprioception. Results show that rugby forwards generally had the least active cervical range of motion, particularly neck extension (forwards, 43 degrees ; backs, 55 degrees ; controls, 58 degrees ), with the decrement correlating with the number of years played. In addition, repositioning was significantly worse in rugby players after neck extension than non-rugby players (6 degrees vs. 3 degrees ). The active cervical range of motion of rugby forwards is similar to that of whiplash patients, suggesting that participation in rugby can have an effect on neck range of motion that is equivalent to chronic disability. Reduced active cervical range of motion could also increase the likelihood of injury and exacerbate age-related neck problems.

  2. Soccer and Relative Age Effect: A Walk among Elite Players and Young Players

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    Manuel Jacob Sierra-Díaz

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Grouping people according to chronological age is popular in fields such as education and sport. Athletes who are born in the first months of the year usually have cognitive and physical development differences in contrast to those born in the last months of the same year. That is why competitive teams tend to select older players more often than youngsters. Age differences between athletes born in the same year as well as an over-representation of older players are known as the Relative Age Effect. This effect is extensively described in young and elite team sports such as basketball, volleyball or, ice-hockey, as well as in soccer. The purpose of this study is to examine the state-of-the-art of the Relative Age Effect in youth and elite soccer players. This review summarizes recent research articles on the Relative Age Effect related to competitive soccer from 2010 to 2016. The systematic literature search was conducted in four databases: SPORTDiscus, Medline, EBSCO host and Google Scholar. Although causes and final solutions have not been clearly achieved yet, it is necessary to continue investigating this phenomenon in order to provide a starting point for future research.

  3. Sport-specific factors predicting player retention in junior cricket.

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    Talpey, Scott; Croucher, Tom; Bani Mustafa, Ahmed; Finch, Caroline F

    2017-04-01

    Understanding factors that motivate young athletes to continue participation in sport can help key stakeholders cultivate an environment that fosters long-term participation. This investigation sought to determine the performance and participation factors that influenced continued participation in junior cricket. Administration-level data were collected each annual season across a seven-year period by a community-level junior cricket association in Australia and analysed to identify the performance and participation-based predictors of player retention. All players were males aged <16 years. Players were categorised according to whether they remained in (or departed from) the association at the end of each playing season. A multivariate logistic regression model with a stepwise variable selection was employed to identify significant independent predictors of player retention. The number of innings batted and overs bowled were significant participation-related contributors to junior cricket player retention. Performance factors such as the number of wickets taken and the number of runs scored also significantly influenced player retention. Finally, team age group, the number of previous seasons played and age were also significant factors in player retention. This demonstrates that sufficient opportunity for children to participate in the game and expression of skills competence are key factors for retention in cricket.

  4. Active tuning of stroke-induced vibrations by tennis players.

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    Chadefaux, Delphine; Rao, Guillaume; Androuet, Philippe; Berton, Eric; Vigouroux, Laurent

    2017-08-01

    This paper investigates how tennis players control stroke-induced vibration. Its aim is to characterise how a tennis player deals with entering vibration waves or how he/she has the ability to finely adjust them. A specific experimental procedure was designed, based on simultaneously collecting sets of kinematic, vibration and electromyographic data during forehand strokes using various commercial rackets and stroke intensities. Using 14 expert players, a wide range of excitations at spectral and temporal levels were investigated. Energetic and spectral descriptors of stroke-induced vibration occurring at the racket handle and at the player's wrist and elbow were computed. Results indicated that vibrational characteristics are strongly governed by grip force and to a lower extent by the racket properties. Grip force management drives the amount of energy, as well as its distribution, into the forearm. Furthermore, hand-grip can be assimilated to an adaptive filter which can significantly modify the spectral parameters propagating into the player's upper limb. A significant outcome is that these spectral characteristics are as much dependent on the player as on the racket. This contribution opens up new perspectives in equipment manufacture by underlining the need to account for player/racket interaction in the design process.

  5. A Novel Music Player Controlling Design Based on Gesture Recognition

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    Yi Liu

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This study has proposed a novel music player controlling method based on gesture recognition, which translating the gesture interacting signal into a controlling instruction for the music player. Firstly, utilizing the laptop’s webcam to capture the image information, and then employing the image processing method to tackle it. The skin color detection was used to obtain the information of gesture candidates, and a background subtraction was introduced to eliminate the distributing information. Moreover, in order to ensure the rapid and effective implementation of music player proposed here, the barycenter of a gesture was calculated as one Recognized Reference Information (RRI; a ratio between the gesture’s width and height was also selected as the other RRI; the comparison of these two RRI values was utilized to obtain a pattern signal of the gesture which was corresponding to the controlling instruction for the Music Player. Eventually, a Music Player was programmed and the pattern signal generated by gesture recognition was used to control the Music Player as willing to realize four basic functions: “play”, “pause”, “previous” and “next”. A series of tests using our gesture recognition based Music Player was conducted under the condition with different kinds of complex backgrounds, and the results showed the satisfactory performance of our interactive designing.

  6. Physical performance of elite and subelite Spanish female futsal players

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    Rubio-Arias, JA; Carrasco-Poyatos, M; Alcaraz, PE

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this study was to determine the parameters distinguishing top female futsal players from lower level players. Twenty-seven female futsal players participated in the study, composed of professional first division (elite; n = 15) players and semi-professional second division players (sub-elite; n = 14). Active and passive straight leg raise tests, isokinetic strength of the knee extensor and flexor muscles at 60° · s-1 angular velocity, squat and counter movement jumps, 30 m sprint, 30 m agility, repeated sprint ability test and maximum ball speed during shooting were measured. The elite players were more agile and kicked harder than sub-elite players in maximum ball speed during the shooting test (P ≤ 0.05). However, no significant differences between teams were observed in active and passive hamstring flexibility, jumping ability, repeated sprint ability test, 30 m sprint time, H/Q ratio and absolute and relative torque from 60° · s-1 angular velocity. Based on these findings we conclude that agility and maximum ball speed during shooting may be important determinant factors of Spanish female futsal actions and could distinguish ability at high-level games. PMID:27601786

  7. Physical performance of elite and subelite Spanish female futsal players

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    DJ Ramos-Campo

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to determine the parameters distinguishing top female futsal players from lower level players. Twenty-seven female futsal players participated in the study, composed of professional first division (elite; n=15 players and semi-professional second division players (sub-elite; n=14. Active and passive straight leg raise tests, isokinetic strength of the knee extensor and flexor muscles at 60º • s-1 angular velocity, squat and counter movement jumps, 30 m sprint, 30 m agility, repeated sprint ability test and maximum ball speed during shooting were measured. The elite players were more agile and kicked harder than sub-elite players in maximum ball speed during the shooting test (P≤0.05. However, no significant differences between teams were observed in active and passive hamstring flexibility, jumping ability, repeated sprint ability test, 30 m sprint time, H/Q ratio and absolute and relative torque from 60° • s-1 angular velocity. Based on these findings we conclude that agility and maximum ball speed during shooting may be important determinant factors of Spanish female futsal actions and could distinguish ability at high-level games.

  8. Throwing speed and accuracy in baseball and cricket players.

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    Freeston, Jonathan; Rooney, Kieron

    2014-06-01

    Throwing speed and accuracy are both critical to sports performance but cannot be optimized simultaneously. This speed-accuracy trade-off (SATO) is evident across a number of throwing groups but remains poorly understood. The goal was to describe the SATO in baseball and cricket players and determine the speed that optimizes accuracy. 20 grade-level baseball and cricket players performed 10 throws at 80% and 100% of maximal throwing speed (MTS) toward a cricket stump. Baseball players then performed a further 10 throws at 70%, 80%, 90%, and 100% of MTS toward a circular target. Baseball players threw faster with greater accuracy than cricket players at both speeds. Both groups demonstrated a significant SATO as vertical error increased with increases in speed; the trade-off was worse for cricketers than baseball players. Accuracy was optimized at 70% of MTS for baseballers. Throwing athletes should decrease speed when accuracy is critical. Cricket players could adopt baseball-training practices to improve throwing performance.

  9. Tracking of Ball and Players in Beach Volleyball Videos

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    Gomez, Gabriel; Herrera López, Patricia; Link, Daniel; Eskofier, Bjoern

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents methods for the determination of players' positions and contact time points by tracking the players and the ball in beach volleyball videos. Two player tracking methods are compared, a classical particle filter and a rigid grid integral histogram tracker. Due to mutual occlusion of the players and the camera perspective, results are best for the front players, with 74,6% and 82,6% of correctly tracked frames for the particle method and the integral histogram method, respectively. Results suggest an improved robustness against player confusion between different particle sets when tracking with a rigid grid approach. Faster processing and less player confusions make this method superior to the classical particle filter. Two different ball tracking methods are used that detect ball candidates from movement difference images using a background subtraction algorithm. Ball trajectories are estimated and interpolated from parabolic flight equations. The tracking accuracy of the ball is 54,2% for the trajectory growth method and 42,1% for the Hough line detection method. Tracking results of over 90% from the literature could not be confirmed. Ball contact frames were estimated from parabolic trajectory intersection, resulting in 48,9% of correctly estimated ball contact points. PMID:25426936

  10. SUPERSTITIOUS BEHAVIOR AMONG JUDO, TAEKWONDO AND BOXING PLAYERS

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    Gaurav Dureja

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The present study was designed to measure superstitious behavior among Judo, Taekwondo and Boxing players. Material: Thirty (N=30 male inter-college level players with the age group of 19-25 years were selected through purposive sampling technique to act as subjects from affiliated colleges of Panjab University, Chandigarh. They were further divided into three groups: Group-A [Judo (n=10], Group-B [Taekwondo (n=10] and Group-C [Boxing (n=10]. One Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA was applied to find out the differences among judo, taekwondo and boxing players. Where ‘F’ values found significant, Least Significant Differences (LSD Post-hoc test was applied to find out the direction and degree of difference. Results: The level of significance was set at 0.05. The result revealed significant differences among judo, taekwondo and boxing players on the sub parameters: clothing and appearance, preparation, team ritual and coach. However, no significant differences have been observed on the sub-parameters fetish, game/competition, prayer and parameter superstitious (Total. Conclusions: The obtained results showed significant differences on the sub-parameter Coach among Judo, Taekwondo and Boxing players. While calculating the mean values of entire groups, it has been observed that Boxing players demonstrate significantly better on the sub-parameter Coach. Therefore, it can be ascertained that Boxing players are more confident that coach bring a lucky charm to our game.

  11. Luis de Góngora y Argote, Soledades/Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Primero sueño : México, Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2009, edición, prefacio y estudios preliminares: Antonio Carreira (Soledades) y Antonio Alatorre (Primero Sueño), 155 páginas

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    La primera edición conjunta de los poemas Soledades, del escritor español Luis de Góngora y Argote (1561-1627) y Primero Sueño, de la autora mexicana sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695) ha sido recientemente publicada por Fondo de Cultura Económica en un libro de lujo y de distribución mundial. El libro se compone de un “Prefacio” y de dos trabajos introductorios a cargo de los reconocidos especialistas Antonio Carreira, autor de una “Guía de lectura para las Soledades” y Antonio Alatorre, ...

  12. Somatotype, size and body composition of competitive female volleyball players.

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    Malousaris, Grigoris G; Bergeles, Nikolaos K; Barzouka, Karolina G; Bayios, Ioannis A; Nassis, George P; Koskolou, Maria D

    2008-06-01

    The aim of this study was to describe the morphological characteristics of competitive female volleyball players. For this purpose, body weight and height, breadths and girths as well as skinfold thickness at various body sites were assessed in 163 elite female volleyball players (age: 23.8+/-4.7 years, years of playing: 11.5+/-4.2, hours of training per week: 11.9+/-2.9, means+/-S.D.). Seventy-nine of these players were from the A1 division and the rest from the A2 division of the Greek National League. Two-way ANOVA was used to compare the differences in these characteristics between competition level and playing position. Body height ranged from 161cm to 194cm, and the mean value (177.1+/-6.5cm) was not inferior to that of international players of similar calibre. Adiposity of these players (sum of 5 skinfolds: 51.8+/-10.2mm, percent body fat: 23.4+/-2.8) was higher than that reported in other studies in which, however, different methodology was used. Volleyball athletes of this study were mainly balanced endomorphs (3.4-2.7-2.9). The A1 division players were taller and slightly leaner with greater fat-free mass than their A2 counterparts. Significant differences were found among athletes of different playing positions which are interpreted by their varying roles and physical demands during a volleyball game. The volleyball players who play as opposites were the only subgroup of players differing between divisions; the A2 opposites had more body fat than A1 opposites. These data could be added in the international literature related to the anthropometric characteristics of competitive female volleyball players.

  13. Performance Outcomes After Metacarpal Fractures in National Basketball Association Players.

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    Guss, Michael S; Begly, John P; Ramme, Austin J; Hinds, Richard M; Karia, Raj J; Capo, John T

    2016-12-01

    Background: The aim was to determine whether players in the National Basketball Association (NBA) who sustain metacarpal fractures demonstrate decreased performance upon return to competition when compared with their performance before injury and that of their control-matched peers. Methods: Data for 32 NBA players with metacarpal fractures incurred over 11 seasons (2002-2003 to 2012-2013) were obtained from injury reports, press releases, and player profiles (www.nba.com and www.basketballreference.com). Player age, body mass index (BMI), position, shooting hand, number of years in the league, and treatment (surgical vs nonsurgical) were recorded. Individual season statistics for the 2 seasons immediately prior to injury and the 2 seasons after injury, including player efficiency rating (PER), were obtained. Thirty-two controls matched by player position, age, and performance statistics were identified. A performance comparison of the cohorts was performed. Results: Mean age at the time of injury was 27 years with an average player BMI of 24. Players had a mean 5.6 seasons of NBA experience prior to injury. There was no significant change in PER when preinjury and postinjury performances were compared. Neither injury to their shooting hand nor operative management of the fracture led to a decrease in performance during the 2 seasons after injury. When compared with matched controls, no significant decline in performance in PER the first season and second season after injury was found. Conclusion: NBA players sustaining metacarpal fractures can reasonably expect to return to their preinjury performance levels following appropriate treatment.

  14. A Profile of Fitness Parameters and Performance of Volleyball Players

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    Govind B. Taware

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Background: Ball games require comprehen-sive ability including physical, technical, men-tal and tactical abilities. Among them, physicalabilities of players exert marked effects on theskill of the players themselves and the tacticsof the team. Therefore players must have thephysical abilities to meet the demand of thesport. Volleyball is one of the most popularlyplayed games in the world. Unfortunately, thelevel of performance of the Indian volleyballplayers lags far behind the international stan-dards. Aim of the Study: The present study wasaimed to assess flexibility, muscular endurance,power and cardio-respiratory endurance of vol-leyball players and to compare the results withage matched controls. Also, to compare thefindings of the volleyball players with that ofthe international norms from the available lit-erature and to make some suggestions for theimprovement in their performance level. Ma-terial and Methods: The study was carried outin 40 male volleyball players aged between 17to 26 years and 40 ages matched male controls.Physical fitness parameters namely flexibility,muscular endurance, power and cardio-respi-ratory endurance were measured, data was ana-lyzed using unpaired ‘t’-test. Results: It was ob-served that all physical fitness parameters weresignificantly more in players as compared totheir aged-matched controls but when values ofthe subjects were compared to internationalstandards; our subjects were behind the recom-mended norms for the elite volleyball players.Conclusion: The volleyball players have moreadvantage of flexibility muscular endurance,power and cardio-respiratory endurance.

  15. Management of female handball players' activity applying interactive technologies

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    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The efficiency of developed methods for the control of female handball players' readiness to competitive activity was determined. The opportunities of team management regarding the specification of playing role, the formation of the starting line of players and the replacement according to game priorities in attack or defense were considered. The availability of the adequate zone of handball players' mobilizing readiness that allows to have a significant influence on individual effectiveness in the conditions of optimal management and to increase the quality of team game was determined.

  16. Design of a WAV audio player based on K20

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    Xu Yu

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The designed player uses the Freescale Company’s MK20DX128VLH7 as the core control ship, and its hardware platform is equipped with VS1003 audio decoder, OLED display interface, USB interface and SD card slot. The player uses the open source embedded real-time operating system μC/OS-II, Freescale USB Stack V4.1.1 and FATFS, and a graphical user interface is developed to improve the user experience based on CGUI. In general, the designed WAV audio player has a strong applicability and a good practical value.

  17. Vitamin D profile in National Football League players.

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    Maroon, Joseph C; Mathyssek, Christina M; Bost, Jeffrey W; Amos, Austin; Winkelman, Robert; Yates, Anthony P; Duca, Mark A; Norwig, John A

    2015-05-01

    By maintaining phosphate and calcium homeostasis, vitamin D is critical for bone health and possibly physical performance. Hence, vitamin D is important to athletes. Few studies have investigated vitamin D levels in relation to fractures and performance in athletes, and no published study has included a multiracial sample of professional American football players. To assess vitamin D levels, including the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency, in professional American football players and to evaluate the association of vitamin D levels with race, fracture history, and the ability to obtain a contract position, which may be a marker for athletic performance. Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. Serum vitamin D levels of 80 professional football players from a single team in the National Football League were obtained during the 2011 off-season (mean age, 26.5±3.7 years; black, n=67 [84%]). These levels were used to compare injury reports from the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 seasons. Statistical analyses were performed to test if vitamin D levels were related to race, fracture history, and the ability to obtain a contract position. Mean vitamin D level was 27.4±11.7 ng/mL, with significantly lower levels for black players (25.6±11.3 ng/mL) versus white players (37.4±8.6 ng/mL; F 1,78=13.00, P=.001). All athletes who were vitamin D deficient were black. When controlling for number of professional years played, vitamin D levels were significantly lower in players with at least 1 bone fracture when compared with no fractures. Players who were released during the preseason because of either injury or poor performance had significantly lower vitamin D levels than did players who played in the regular season. Black professional football players have a higher rate of vitamin D deficiency than do white players. Furthermore, professional football players with higher vitamin D levels were more likely to obtain a contract position in the National Football League

  18. Particle Swarm Optimization of Electricity Market Negotiating Players Portfolio

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    Pinto, Tiago; Vale, Zita; Sousa, Tiago

    2014-01-01

    for market players. The ALBidS system allows MASCEM market negotiating players to take the best possible advantages from each market context. However, it is still necessary to adequately optimize the players’ portfolio investment. For this purpose, this paper proposes a market portfolio optimization method......, based on particle swarm optimization, which provides the best investment profile for a market player, considering different market opportunities (bilateral negotiation, market sessions, and operation in different markets) and the negotiation context such as the peak and off-peak periods of the day...

  19. Cryptographically Blinded Games: Leveraging Players' Limitations for Equilibria and Profit

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    Hubacek, Pavel; Park, Sunoo

    2014-01-01

    In this work we apply methods from cryptography to enable mutually distrusting players to implement broad classes of mediated equilibria of strategic games without trusted mediation. Our implementation uses a pre-play 'cheap talk' phase, consisting of non- binding communication between players pr...... prior to play in the original game. In the cheap talk phase, the players run a secure multi-party computation protocol to sample from an equilibrium of a "cryptographically blinded" version of the game, in which actions are encrypted...

  20. Thermoregulation, Fluid Balance, and Sweat Losses in American Football Players.

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    Davis, Jon K; Baker, Lindsay B; Barnes, Kelly; Ungaro, Corey; Stofan, John

    2016-10-01

    Numerous studies have reported on the thermoregulation and hydration challenges athletes face in team and individual sports during exercise in the heat. Comparatively less research, however, has been conducted on the American Football player. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to review data collected in laboratory and field studies and discuss the thermoregulation, fluid balance, and sweat losses of American Football players. American Football presents a unique challenge to thermoregulation compared with other sports because of the encapsulating nature of the required protective equipment, large body size of players, and preseason practice occurring during the hottest time of year. Epidemiological studies report disproportionately higher rates of exertional heat illness and heat stroke in American Football compared with other sports. Specifically, larger players (e.g., linemen) are at increased risk for heat ailments compared with smaller players (e.g., backs) because of greater body mass index, increased body fat, lower surface area to body mass ratio, lower aerobic capacity, and the stationary nature of the position, which can reduce heat dissipation. A consistent finding across studies is that larger players exhibit higher sweating rates than smaller players. Mean sweating rates from 1.0 to 2.9 L/h have been reported for college and professional American Football players, with several studies reporting 3.0 L/h or more in some larger players. Sweat sodium concentration of American Football players does not seem to differ from that of athletes in other sports; however, given the high volume of sweat loss, the potential for sodium loss is higher in American Football than in other sports. Despite high sweating rates with American Football players, the observed disturbances in fluid balance have generally been mild (mean body mass loss ≤2 %). The majority of field-based studies have been conducted in the northeastern part of the United States, with limited

  1. Generative Agents for Player Decision Modeling in Games

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    Holmgård, Christoffer; Liapis, Antonios; Togelius, Julian

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents a method for modeling player decision making through the use of agents as AI-driven personas. The paper argues that artificial agents, as generative player models, have properties that allow them to be used as psyhometrically valid, abstract simulations of a human player...... to or divergence from these. Essentially, at each step the action of the human is compared to what actions a number of reinforcement-learned agents would have taken in the same situation, where each agent is trained using a different reward scheme. Finally, extensions are outlined for adapting the agents...

  2. Sports players : the heroes of the mediated sacred sphere

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    María del Mar RUBIO-HERNÁNDEZ

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Broadcasted sport is one of the elements of the mediated culture which mobilizes extremely passionate masses. Thus, it can be considered as a mythical expression within current society, since contemporary era is witness to the revival of the sacred which manifests through rituals, myths and the divinization of certain products and celebrities. This article analyzes how media depictions exalt players as objects of worship and devotion. It will specifically focus on the most successful Spanish sportsmen such as the tennis player Rafael Nadal and the players of the national soccer team and how they are promoted as national heroes in advertising.

  3. CAREER TRANSITION FROM JUNIOR TO SENIOR IN BASKETBALL PLAYERS

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    Alberto Lorenzo

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of the study was to investigate what factors affect basketball players in the transition from junior and amateur to senior and professional sport respectively. The study was a qualitative research which uses a semi-structured interview to get the data. There were interviewed five Spanish basketball players who were starting playing in a team of Basketball Club Association (C.B.A.. The results showed that the participants face several changes both in the sport and in the life outside sport. At the same time, the results indicated the existence of several coping strategies that help the player in his career transition.

  4. «Un esclavo que se llama Antonio»: venta de dos esclavos asiáticos en Galicia a inicios del siglo XVII

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    Ménard, Caroline

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Slavery has existed in the Iberian Peninsula since the Antiquity and up to the Modern Era - and moreover, it was not restricted to the submission of people coming from Africa. This paper will look at the sale of two slaves originally from Asia, Antonio and Domingo, in 1603 in the port of Vigo - it will explore their journey, the role of the Carreira da India Portuguese mariners as sailors, their origin and sale price. Antonio and Domingo might represent a minority compared to all the slaves living at that time in Galicia, but their difference is a rich illustration of the process as it was then working.

    La esclavitud era conocida en la Península Ibérica desde la Antigüedad y durante la Época Moderna y no se limitó a la sumisión de personas de origen africana. Este artículo trata de la venta de dos esclavos de origen asiático, Antonio y Domingo, en el puerto de Vigo en 1603; en él se analiza la ruta emprendida por éstos, el papel desempeñado por los marineros portugueses de la Carreira da India como vendedores, así como su origen y precio. Antonio y Domingo representan una minoria dentro del conjunto de los esclavos viviendo en ese momento en Galicia, pero su presencia es un ejemplo ilustrativo de la dinámica vigente en la época. [gl] A escravitude era coñecida na Península Ibérica dende a Antigüidade e durante a Época Moderna e non se limitou a sumisión de persoas de orixe africana. Este artigo trata da venda de dous escravos de orixe asiática, Antonio e Domingo, no porto de Vigo no 1603. No artigo analízase a ruta realizada por estes e a súa orixe e prezo, así como o papel xogado polos mariñeiros portugueses na Carreira da India como vendedores. Antonio y Domingo representan unha corrente minoritaria dentro do conxunto dos escravos que viven en Galicia nesta época, mais a sua presencia é un bon exemplo da dinamica vivida nesta época.

  5. EL REFLEJO DE LA SOCIEDAD FRANQUISTA EN EL CINE DE JUAN ANTONIO BARDEM: Muerte de un ciclista (1955 y Calle Mayor (1956

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    Maria Marcos Ramos

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN El cine se ha mostrado como un método excepcional con el que poder estudiar la sociedad que representa. En el presente artículo se analiza cómo fue la sociedad franquista de los años cincuenta analizando para ello los personajes que aparecen en dos películas de la filmografía de Juan Antonio Bardem: Muerte de un ciclista (1955 y Calle Mayor (1956. Gracias al análisis de los personajes se podrá conocer cómo fue la sociedad franquista, el papel que representaban las distintas clases sociales, así como la función que tenían hombres y mujeres en una sociedad marcada por la política y la religión.   PALABRAS CLAVE: Sociedad, Franco, Calle Mayor, Muerte de un ciclista, Juan Antonio Bardem.     ABSTRACT The film has been shown as an exceptional method with which to study the society it represents. In this article we look at how society Franco fifties analyzing for it the characters appearing in two films in the filmography of Juan Antonio Bardem was: Death of a Cyclist (1955 and Calle Mayor (1956. By analyzing the characters can learn how Franco society was the role representing different social classes, and the role they had men and women in a society marked by politics and religion.   KEYWORDS: Society, Franco, Calle Mayor, Death of a cyclist Juan Antonio Bardem.     RESUMO O filme tem sido mostrado como um método excepcional para estudar a sociedade que o representa. Neste artigo, veremos como era a sociedade franquista dos anos cinquenta, analisando para isso os personagens que aparecem em dois filmes do filme de Juan Antonio Bardem: Muerte de un ciclista (1955 e Calle Mayor (1956. Ao analisar os personagens podemos aprender como foi a sociedade franquista, o papel que representavam diferentes classes sociais, e o papel que tiveram homens e mulheres em uma sociedade marcada pela política e pela religião.   PALAVRAS CHAVE: Sociedade, Franco, Calle Mayor, Muerte de un ciclista, Juan Antonio Bardem.

  6. Beneficial Long Communication in the Multi-Player Electronic Mail Game

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    De Jaegher, K.J.M.

    2015-01-01

    In the two-player electronic mail game (EMG), as is well-known, the probability of collective action is lower the more confirmations and re-confirmations are made available to players. In the multi-player EMG, however, as we show players may coordinate on equilibria where they require only few of

  7. Prediction of type 2 diabetes using simple measures of insulin resistance: combined results from the San Antonio Heart Study, the Mexico City Diabetes Study, and the Insulin Resistance Atherosclerosis Study

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    Hanley, Anthony J G; Williams, Ken; Gonzalez, Clicerio; D'Agostino, Jr, Ralph B; Wagenknecht, Lynne E; Stern, Michael P; Haffner, Steven M

    2003-01-01

    ...) to predict type 2 diabetes, we used combined prospective data from the San Antonio Heart Study, the Mexico City Diabetes Study, and the Insulin Resistance Atherosclerosis Study, which include well...

  8. El rastro y la ruina: tras la huella de Antonio José Ponte y Abilio Estévez Traces and ruins: tracking Antonio José Ponte and Abilio Estévez

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    Elena C. Palmero González

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Un tema recurrente en los estudios contemporáneos sobre la memoria es el de los rastros, huellas o vestigios memoriales. Tras una fecunda sistematización en el pensamiento filosófico, lo que podríamos llamar una teoría del rastro impacta hoy los estudios de la literatura y la cultura, sacando a la luz originales poéticas. Me intereso por la noción porque pretendo en este trabajo vincularla al tema de las autobiografías de artistas. Específicamente focalizo mi estudio en dos textos de carácter autobiográfico de escritores cubanos contemporáneos, que en la diversidad de sus estilos literarios, permiten al lector reconstituir un fragmento de la historia cultural reciente en la isla. Seguir las pistas dejadas por el autobiógrafo, escuchar el susurro de su relato íntimo, articulando su expresión subjetiva al horizonte problemático de lo colectivo son mis objetivos centrales al acometer el estudio de Inventario secreto de La Habana (2004 de Abilio Estévez y La fiesta vigilada (2007 de Antonio José Ponte.Um tópico frequente nos estudos contemporâneos sobre a memória é o dos rastros, marcas ou vestígios memoriais. Após uma fecunda sistematização no pensamento filosófico, o que poderíamos chamar de uma teoria do rastro impacta hoje os estudos da literatura e da cultura, trazendo à luz poéticas originais. Interesso-me por essa noção porque pretendo neste trabalho vinculá-la ao tema das autobiografias de artistas. Especificamente, meu artigo está focalizado em dois textos de caráter autobiográfico de escritores cubanos contemporâneos que, na diversidade de seus estilos literários, permitem ao leitor reconstituir um fragmento da história cultural recente da ilha. Seguir as pistas deixadas pelo autobiógrafo, escutar o sussurro de seu relato íntimo, articulando sua expressão subjetiva ao horizonte problemático do coletivo, são meus objetivos centrais ao empreender o estudo de Inventario secreto de La Habana (2004

  9. Young Football Players Tackle Greatest Concussion Risk At Practice

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    ... https://medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_160579.html Young Football Players Tackle Greatest Concussion Risk at Practice But ... Children under the age of 14 who play football are at risk of concussions, and a small ...

  10. Physical profiles of elite male field hockey and soccer players ...

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    Physical profiles of elite male field hockey and soccer players - application to sport-specific tests. ... South African Journal of Sports Medicine ... of field tests for hockey and soccer for the purposes of talent identification and training prescription.

  11. Intermittent Testing and Training for High-Level Football Players

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    Football is the most popular sport in the world, played by over 400 million men and women. In addition to the wide range of sport-specific technical and tactical skills needed, several physical components have been shown to be necessary to perform at a high level. The present PhD thesis is based...... on four articles that focus on physical testing and training for elite and sub-elite football players.The first article (Study I) aims to identify and establish aerobic capacities and anthropometric characteristics of elite female football players with the use of laboratory tests, and to examine whether...... with other field tests the Yo-Yo IR2 has become an important tool for monitoring the physical fitness of football players. However, the burden of testing, for players (physically and mentally) and the coaching staff (time consuming), is large and there is a probability that the tests may contain overlapping...

  12. Comparative Study on Anxiety between Student Players of Different ...

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    cognitive and behavioral components. The root .... on the induced stress on the heart rate of players before the game and physical work load and ... analysis rather than to assume the relationships based on previous theories per se (Reilly and.

  13. Research on Dietary Nutrition Supplement of Taekwondo Players

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    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available To comprehend the characteristics of Taekwondo and the problems lying in the nutrient and dietary structure of Taekwondo players through this study and then formulate a scientific and reasonable structure in nutrient and dietary for Taekwondo players, in order to improve their athletic ability in the meantime of improving their physical quality. To comprehend energy consumption characteristics of Taekwondo and current situation of nutrient and dietary structure of Taekwondo players through methods of literature collection and comparative research and then come up with a scientific and reasonable structure in nutrient and dietary. A reasonable nutrient and dietary structure can not only improve physical function and guarantee a normal internal metabolism of Taekwondo players, but also can effectively improve their athletic ability and improve their performance in competition.

  14. Tackle-injury epidemiology in koshuis rugby players at Stellenbosch ...

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    Little is known about the epidemiology of tackle injuries in koshuis rugby players. Objectives. To (i) calculate ... Department of Sport Science, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa. Corresponding ..... prevention. Int J Sports Sci ...

  15. Hypoconnectivity and Hyperfrontality in Retired American Football Players

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    Hampshire, Adam; MacDonald, Alex; Owen, Adrian M.

    2013-10-01

    Recent research has raised concerns about the long-term neurological consequences of repetitive concussive and sub-concussive injuries in professional players of American Football. Despite this interest, the neural and psychological status of retired players remains unknown. Here, we evaluated the performances and brain activation patterns of retired National Football League players (NFL alumni) relative to controls using an fMRI-optimised neuropsychological test of executive function. Behaviourally, the NFL alumni showed only modest performance deficits on the executive task. By contrast, they showed pronounced hyperactivation and hypoconnectivity of the dorsolateral frontal and frontopolar cortices. Critically, abnormal frontal-lobe function was correlated with the number of times that NFL alumni reported having been removed from play after head injury and was evident in individual players. These results support the hypothesis that NFL alumni have a heightened probability of developing executive dysfunction and suggest that fMRI provides the most sensitive biomarker of the underlying neural abnormality.

  16. Soccer players' fitting perception of different upper boot materials.

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    Olaso Melis, J C; Priego Quesada, J I; Lucas-Cuevas, A G; González García, J C; Puigcerver Palau, S

    2016-07-01

    The present study assessed the influence of upper boot materials on fitting perception. Twenty players tested three soccer boots only differing in the upper boot material (natural calf leather, natural kangaroo leather and synthetic leather). Players reported fitting perception and preference on specific foot areas using a perceived fitting scale. Ratings were averaged for every foot area. Repeated measures ANOVA was used to analyze the differences between boots. The kangaroo leather boots were perceived tighter and closer to the preferred fitting in general fitting, metatarsals area and instep area. The synthetic leather boots were perceived as the loosest and as the most distant boot from the preferred fitting in medial front area and instep area. In conclusion, the type of upper boot material influences the fitting perception of soccer players. The kangaroo leather was the material whose fitting was perceived closest to the players fitting preference.

  17. How Players Lose Interest in Playing a Game

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    Bauckhage, Christian; Kersting, Kristian; Sifa, Rafet

    2012-01-01

    Analyzing telemetry data of player behavior in computer games is a topic of increasing interest for industry and research, alike. When applied to game telemetry data, pattern recognition and statistical analysis provide valuable business intelligence tools for game development. An important problem...... introduce methods from random process theory into game data mining in order to draw inferences about player engagement. Given large samples (over 250,000 players) of behavioral telemetry data from five different action-adventure and shooter games, we extract information as to how long individual players...... have played these games and apply techniques from lifetime analysis to identify common patterns. In all five cases, we find that the Weibull distribution gives a good account of the statistics of total playing times. This implies that an average player’s interest in playing one of the games considered...

  18. Development of speed qualities of skilled water-polo players

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    Ostrovsky M.V.

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Swimming preparation of water-polo players is the basic factor of victory of command. There are a few variants of development of speed swimming preparation. The effective pedagogical mean of stimulation of speed qualities is brief exercises at the end of employments after long aerobic work. The purpose of work is an improvement of method of speed preparation of skilled water-polo players. 26 skilled water-polo players (MS -14 and KMS - 12 took part in an experiment in age from 21 to 32 years. The results of correction of structure of training employment are in-process presented in micro cycle. They are directed on the improvement of speed qualities of water-polo players.

  19. Diagnosis Aerobic Component of Operational Preparedness Skill Players

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    Vasylyuk Vasyl

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Considerable importance for the control system, selection and orientation of the players on the stage long-term preparation plays a selection of effective methods of testing the various components of functional fitness athlete for timely, objective information about the players. The use of reliable scientific methods of effective monitoring of the athlete contributes to the further improvement of skills, increase athletic achievements. The purpose of this article is to describe and summarize modern methods of diagnosis and development of aerobic component of operational preparedness players qualifications. This article describes methods that actively and effectively used in leading European football teams. Specifically Yo-Yo test, test Shuttle (beep-test, Bangsbo test, test Hoff-Helgerud, test Conconi, Wingate-test. These tests have a high level of reliability and security mechanisms for assessing aerobic power players.

  20. Preferred Leadership Behaviours of Male and Female Badminton Players

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    Rajkumar S HARMA

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    Full Text Available Pr eferences for specific coaching behaviours of male and female Badminton players were measured by the modified and revised Leadership Scale for Sport. Eighty two (Males=61, Females=21 badminton players were selected from amongst the players representing th eir respective university teams in East - zone Inter - university Badminton (Men/Women tournaments held at Bilaspur (CG. The present investigation noted the statistically significant differences among East - zone Inter - university level male as well as female B adminton player’s preferences for specific coaching behaviour. Differences were not observed between male and female badminton players in all the dimensions together of specific coaching behaviours of preferred leadership. It is recommended that coaches a lign their coaching style to meet the needs of their teams.

  1. A measure for the batting performance of cricket players : research ...

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    Abstract. A single measure that can be used to assess the performance of batsmen ... a formula for batting performance and a classification table for Test players. Keywords: Batting performance, Consistency, Cricket, Present form of a batsman ...

  2. Real-Time Game Adaptation for Optimizing Player Satisfaction

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    Yannakakis, Georgios; Hallam, John

    2009-01-01

    A methodology for optimizing player satisfaction in games on the "playware" physical interactive platform is demonstrated in this paper. Previously constructed artificial neural network user models, reported in the literature, map individual playing characteristics to reported entertainment...

  3. Extensive monitoring through multiple blood samples in professional soccer players

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    Heisterberg, Mette F; Fahrenkrug, Jan; Krustrup, Peter

    2013-01-01

    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to make a comprehensive gathering of consecutive detailed blood samples from professional soccer players, and to analyze different blood parameters in relation to seasonal changes in training and match exposure.Blood samples were collected five times during a six...... months period and analyzed for 37 variables in 27 professional soccer players from the best Danish league. Additionally, players were tested for body composition, VO2max and physical performance by the Yo-Yo intermittent endurance sub-max test (IE2).Multiple variations in blood parameters occurred during...... of the season. Leucocytes decreased with increased physical training. Lymphocytes decreased at the end of the season. VO2max decreased towards the end of the season whereas no significant changes were observed in the IE2 test.The regular blood samples from elite soccer players reveal significant changes...

  4. A characterization of 2-player mechanisms for scheduling

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    Christodoulou, George; Vidali, Angelina

    2008-01-01

    We study the mechanism design problem of scheduling unrelated machines and we completely characterize the decisive truthful mechanisms for two players when the domain contains both positive and negative values. We show that the class of truthful mechanisms is very limited: A decisive truthful mechanism partitions the tasks into groups so that the tasks in each group are allocated independently of the other groups. Tasks in a group of size at least two are allocated by an affine minimizer and tasks in singleton groups by a task-independent mechanism. This characterization is about all truthful mechanisms, including those with unbounded approximation ratio. A direct consequence of this approach is that the approximation ratio of mechanisms for two players is 2, even for two tasks. In fact, it follows that for two players, VCG is the unique algorithm with optimal approximation 2. This characterization provides some support that any decisive truthful mechanism (for 3 or more players) partitions the tasks into gro...

  5. Ranking benchmarks of top 100 players in men's professional tennis.

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    Reid, Machar; Morris, Craig

    2013-01-01

    In men's professional tennis, players aspire to hold the top ranking position. On the way to the top spot, reaching the top 100 can be seen as a significant career milestone. National Federations undertake extensive efforts to assist their players to reach the top 100. However, objective data considering reasonable ranking yardsticks for top 100 success in men's professional tennis are lacking. Therefore, it is difficult for National Federations and those involved in player development to give empirical programming advice to young players. By taking a closer look at the ranking history of professional male tennis players, this article tries to provide those involved in player development a more objective basis for decision-making. The 100 names, countries, birthdates and ranking histories of the top 100 players listed in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) at 31 December 2009 were recorded from websites in the public domain. Descriptive statistics were reported for the ranking milestones of interest. Results confirmed the merits of the International Tennis Federation's junior tour with 91% of the top 100 professionals earning a junior ranking, the mean peak of which was 94.1, s=148.9. On average, top 100 professionals achieved their best junior rankings and earned their first ATP point at similar ages, suggesting that players compete on both the junior and professional tours during their transition. Once professionally ranked, players took an average 4.5, s=2.1 years to reach the ATP top 100 at the mean age of 21.5, s=2.6 years, which contrasts with the mean current age of the top 100 of 26.8, s=3.2. The best professional rankings of players born in 1982 or earlier were positively related to the ages at which players earned their first ATP point and then entered the top 100, suggesting that the ages associated with these ranking milestones may have some forecasting potential. Future work should focus on the change in top 100 demographics over time as well

  6. Autógrafo y copia en la documentación de Antonio Nariño Autograph and copy of documents signed by Antonio Nariño

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    Ruth Alejandra Villa Navia

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se transcriben tres documentos colombianos de 1821 firmados por Antonio Nariño, de los cuales el primero de ellos es lo que parece el borrador de una carta dirigida al Congreso de Colombia para ofrecer un proyecto de constitución de su propia autoría; el segundo es la copia de un amanuense de la epístola mencionada, donde también se copia la respectiva respuesta del Congreso y la introducción de la constitución mencionada; y el tercero, una carta dirigida al libertador americano Simón Bolívar donde le da cuenta de su decisión de presentar el proyecto aludido, intentando terminar con los enfrentamientos entre los dos partidos políticos de la época, centralista y federalista. Los documentos manuscritos se analizan formalmente para dar cuenta de los rasgos propios del autor intelectual del texto y de los que son aporte del copista, mostrando posibles alteraciones lingüísticas como resultado del proceso de transcripción y, además, se revisan algunas características ortográficas y fonéticas de los documentos, pertenecientes al español americano.Three Colombian documents signed by Antonio Nariño in 1821 are transcribed in this paper. The frst seems to be a draft of a letter addressed to the Congress of Colombia offering a constitutional project of his own authorship. The second is an amanuensis’ copy of that letter, with the corresponding answer of the Congress and the introduction of the aforementioned project. The third is a letter addressed to the Liberator Simón Bolívar in which Nariño tells him about his decision to submit the constitutional project in order to fnish the confrontations between the two political parties of that time, centralism and federalism; and in which he also tells him about the latest events in Colombia. The manuscripts are analyzed formally to specify the typical features of the mastermind and of the copyist of the text; showing possible linguistic changes resulting from the

  7. Il nuovo volto delle città umbre nella restaurazione pontificia: Antonio Mollari a Foligno / The new aspect of Umbria cities during the papal restoration: Antonio Mollari in Foligno

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    Paolo Belardi

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    Full Text Available Il «Concorso per la Decorazione della facciata, e ristauro della Torre», bandito nel febbraio del 1834 dal Comune di Foligno, inaugura la stagione umbra delle “facciate addossate”: vere e proprie maschere di pietra e stucco che non si sostituiscono alla facciate preesistenti, ma si giustappongono ad esse in guisa di contrafforte. In questo modo, nelle zone ad alto rischio sismico, l’esigenza di rinforzo strutturale si connette strettamente alle istanze di aggiornamento di gusto nell’ornato urbano. Antonio Mollari, autore del progetto prescelto dalla commissione deputata dalla Pontificia Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna, è un pioniere di tale strategia. Il suo progetto di concorso per la nuova facciata del Palazzo Comunale di Foligno lo inserisce a buon diritto nel novero degli architetti e degli ingegneri che, nella prima metà dell’Ottocento, cambiano radicalmente il volto delle città umbre con un lungo elenco di edifici pubblici di grande qualità: Pietro e Vincenzo Ghinelli, Luigi Poletti, Virginio Vespignani, Ireneo Aleandri. The “Concorso per la Decorazione della facciata, e ristauro della Torre” (contest for façade decoration and tower restoration announced in February 1834 by Foligno’s Municipality, inaugurates the Umbrian period of “leaned-against façade”: authentic stone and plaster masks that do not replace preexisting façades, but juxtapose to them as a buttress. Thus, in high seismic risk areas, the necessity of a structural support is strictly connected to the request of a revision of the urban decoration style. Antonio Mollari, author of the project selected by the appointed Bologna’s “Pontificia Accademia di Belle Arti” committee, is a pioneer of the above metioned strategy. His contest project for the new façade of Foligno’s Palazzo Comunale rightfully places him in that group of architects and engineers who, in the first half of the XIXth century, radically changed Umbrian cities aspect with

  8. Upper extremity sensorimotor control among collegiate football players.

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    Laudner, Kevin G

    2012-03-01

    Injuries stemming from shoulder instability are very common among athletes participating in contact sports, such as football. Previous research has shown that increased laxity negatively affects the function of the sensorimotor system potentially leading to a pathological cycle of shoulder dysfunction. Currently, there are no data detailing such effects among football players. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the differences in upper extremity sensorimotor control among football players compared with that of a control group. Forty-five collegiate football players and 70 male control subjects with no previous experience in contact sports participated. All the subjects had no recent history of upper extremity injury. Each subject performed three 30-second upper extremity balance trials on each arm. The balance trials were conducted in a single-arm push-up position with the test arm in the center of a force platform and the subjects' feet on a labile device. The trials were averaged, and the differences in radial area deviation between groups were analyzed using separate 1-way analyses of variance (p football players showed significantly more radial area deviation of the dominant (0.41 ± 1.23 cm2, p = 0.02) and nondominant arms (0.47 ± 1.63 cm2, p = 0.03) when compared with the control group. These results suggest that football players may have decreased sensorimotor control of the upper extremity compared with individuals with no contact sport experience. The decreased upper extremity sensorimotor control among the football players may be because of the frequent impacts accumulated during football participation. Football players may benefit from exercises that target the sensorimotor system. These findings may also be beneficial in the evaluation and treatment of various upper extremity injuries among football players.

  9. Analysis of the Motor Activities of Professional Polish Soccer Players

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    Andrzejewski Marcin

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. The aims of the present study were to determine the activity profiles of a large sample of Polish Premier League soccer players during elite-standard soccer matches depending on their position on the pitch and the intensity range of physical activity. Material and methods. The study sample comprised 1,178 players in 5 outfield positions: external defenders (ED, n = 289, central defenders (CD, n = 307, central midfield players (CM, n = 327, external midfield players (EM, n = 152, and forwards (F, n = 103. Altogether, 81 Polish League games held during four domestic seasons (2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, and 2013-2014 were used in the analysis. A semi-automatic computerised player tracking system (Amisco Pro®, version 1.0.2, Nice, France was applied to create the match activity profiles of the teams. Results. The results of statistical analysis revealed that the average total distance covered by all the players (n = 1,178 was 11,313 ± 852 m. With respect to the players’ position on the pitch, the central midfielders travelled the longest average distance (11,894 ± 765 m during the game. The longest distance was covered in the V1 intensity range (62%, followed by V2 (15%, V3 (10%, V4 (8%, V5 (3%, and V6 (2%. Conclusions. The objective of this study was to verify the differences among playing positions and to quantify the demands placed on elite Polish soccer players in each individual position during match play. While analysing elite-level match play in terms of the overall distance covered in different categories of intensity, we found a number of statistically significant differences between different playing positions. The data presented in this study can be regarded as norms for elite soccer players, serve for present and future comparison, and represent the scientific basis for developing position-specific conditioning/training protocols in soccer.

  10. Biomechanics of heading a soccer ball: implications for player safety.

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    Babbs, C F

    2001-08-08

    To better understand the risk and safety of heading a soccer ball, the author created a set of simple mathematical models based upon Newton's second law of motion to describe the physics of heading. These models describe the player, the ball, the flight of the ball before impact, the motion of the head and ball during impact, and the effects of all of these upon the intensity and the duration of acceleration of the head. The calculated head accelerations were compared to those during presumably safe daily activities of jumping, dancing, and head nodding and also were related to established criteria for serious head injury from the motor vehicle crash literature. The results suggest heading is usually safe but occasionally dangerous, depending on key characteristics of both the player and the ball. Safety is greatly improved when players head the ball with greater effective body mass, which is determined by a player"s size, strength, and technique. Smaller youth players, because of their lesser body mass, are more at risk of potentially dangerous headers than are adults, even when using current youth size balls. Lower ball inflation pressure reduces risk of dangerous head accelerations. Lower pressure balls also have greater "touch" and "playability", measured in terms of contact time and contact area between foot and ball during a kick. Focus on teaching proper technique, the re-design of age-appropriate balls for young players with reduced weight and inflation pressure, and avoidance of head contact with fast, rising balls kicked at close range can substantially reduce risk of subtle brain injury in players who head soccer balls.

  11. Implementation of Mobile Streaming Media Player Based on BREW

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    WANG Zhong-rong; LIU Zhao

    2006-01-01

    Nowadays mobile streaming service through cell phone is becoming the highlight of new value-added mobile services. Based on the present CDMA1x wireless data network and Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless (BREW) platform, adopting compression technologies of H.264 and QCP, a set of streaming media players are designed and implemented, and the principle, structure, key technologies and performance analysis of this system are introduced. This player works well in practice.

  12. The strategy of players on the European gas market

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    Lecarpentier, A

    2006-07-01

    One result of opening up the European gas market to competition has been to increase the number and diversity of the players involved, whether producers, suppliers or electric utilities. However, while the gas on offer is still controlled by a handful of market players given the increasing importance of state-owned companies from exporting countries outside Europe, the downstream gas sector continues to show a strong concentration of incumbent operators seeking a dominant position in the supply of gas. (author)

  13. An Analysis of Futsal Players' Self-Esteem Levels

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    Kocak, Mehmet

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to investigate the self-esteem levels of futsal players according to certain variables. The samples of the study constituted 119 females and 96 males; a total of 215 players with an average age of 21.57 ± 2.20 years. The research was carried out with the end of "Rosenberg self-esteem Scale" developed by…

  14. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AMONG FEMALE BASEBALL PLAYERS: A PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBE

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    Dalwinder Singh

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Purpose : The present study was conducted to determine the emotional intelligence among Indian female baseball players. Material : For the purpose of present study, two hundred (N=200 senior national female baseball players were selected through purposive sampling technique from different regions of India. They were selected from four different regions: A (North region baseball players=50, B (East region baseball players=50, C (West region baseball players=50 and D (South region baseball players=50. To collect the required data for the present study, the questionnaire developed by Hyde et al. (2001 on emotional intelligence was administered. One Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA was employed to compare the entire regions. Where ‘F’ values were found significant, LSD (Least Significant Difference Post-hoc test was applied to find out the direction and degree of difference. The level of significance was set at 0.05. Results : Significant differences were observed among North, East, West and South regions female baseball players on the sub-parameters; empathy, self-development, value orientation and on the parameter Emotional Intelligence (Total. No significant differences were noticed on the sub-parameters; self-awareness, self-motivation, emotional stability, managing relations, integrity, commitment and altruistic behaviour. Conclusion: The outcome of results might be due to the fact that East region female baseball players are able to pay attention to the worries and concerns of others, can listen to someone without the urge to say something, can stay focused under pressure, are able to handle multiple demands and able to identify and separate their emotions.

  15. A Musculoskeletal Profile of Elite Female Soccer Players

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    Chiaia, Theresa A.; Maschi, Robert A.; Stuhr, Robyn M.; Rogers, Jennifer R.; Sheridan, Monique A.; Callahan, Lisa R.; Hannafin, Jo A.

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to identify lower-extremity (LE) musculoskeletal characteristics of elite female soccer players and to determine whether differences between dominant and nondominant extremities exist with respect to strength, flexibility, and range of motion. Physical data were collected from 26 female professional soccer players. Core control, hip and knee passive range of motion (PROM), LE flexibility, hip abductor strength, and dynamic functional alignment were assessed for ea...

  16. An Analysis of Futsal Players' Self-Esteem Levels

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    Kocak, Mehmet

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to investigate the self-esteem levels of futsal players according to certain variables. The samples of the study constituted 119 females and 96 males; a total of 215 players with an average age of 21.57 ± 2.20 years. The research was carried out with the end of "Rosenberg self-esteem Scale" developed by…

  17. Analyzing online game players: from materialism and motivation to attitude.

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    Chang, Ju-Hui; Zhang, Hongxia

    2008-12-01

    The online game market has been growing rapidly and has received an increasing amount of attention in recent years. The results of a survey conducted in China to explore online game players' attitude formation reveal that (a) the online game player's level of materialism positively influences the motivation for playing, (b) motivation positively influences attitude toward online games, and (c) motivation fully mediates the effects of materialism on attitude.

  18. Return to Sport and Performance After Microfracture in the Knees of National Basketball Association Players

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    Harris, Joshua D.; David M. Walton; Erickson, Brandon J.; Verma, Nikhil N.; Abrams, Geoffrey D.; Bush-Joseph, Charles A.; Bach, Bernard R.; Cole, Brian J.

    2013-01-01

    Background: Use of microfracture in the knees of National Basketball Association (NBA) players is controversial. Hypotheses: (1) There would be a high rate of return to sport (RTS) in NBA players following microfracture, (2) players would RTS the season following surgery, (3) preoperative player performance would not be significantly different on RTS, and (4) there would be no significant difference in RTS rate or postoperative performance in players undergoing microfracture in comparison wit...

  19. Quantitative evaluation of trunk muscle strength in wheelchair basketball players

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    Sileno da Silva Santos

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Trunk muscle strength affects trunk controlling playing an important role in performance and to define the classes of wheelchair basketball players. Trunk control capacity differs among players and quantitative assessments of trunk muscle strength have not been investigated. The aim of this study was to identify and correlate quantitative measures of trunk muscle strength with the wheelchair basketball players' classification. Forty-two male wheelchair basketball players with spinal cord injury, amputation, post-poliomyelitis sequelae, and cerebral palsy had their trunk extension and flexion strength evaluated with isokinetic dynamometer. The classes 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, and 4.0 were considered for statistical analysis. Comparison of trunk muscle strength differed significantly between classes: 1.0 and 3.0; 1.0 and 4.0; 2.0 and 3.0; and 2.0 and 4.0. High correlation was found between the trunk muscle strength and players' classes. The findings of the present study showed a strong correlation of trunk muscle strength and wheelchair basketball classes being able to distinguish players in their classes. However, this quantitative method of evaluation of the trunk muscle strength cannot be solely used to make a decision on the full trunk control.

  20. N-player quantum games in an EPR setting

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    Chappell, James M; Abbott, Derek

    2012-01-01

    The $N$-player quantum game is analyzed in the context of an Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) experiment. In this setting, a player's strategies are not unitary transformations as in alternate quantum game-theoretic frameworks, but a classical choice between two directions along which spin or polarization measurements are made. The players' strategies thus remain identical to their strategies in the mixed-strategy version of the classical game. In the EPR setting the quantum game reduces itself to the corresponding classical game when the shared quantum state reaches zero entanglement. We find the relations for the probability distribution for $N$-qubit GHZ and W-type states, subject to general measurement directions, from which the expressions for the mixed Nash equilibrium and the payoffs are determined. Players' payoffs are then defined with linear functions so that common two-player games can be easily extended to the $N$-player case and permit analytic expressions for the Nash equilibrium. As a specific exa...