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  1. Eastwood's Iwo Jima

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    The anthology Eastwood's Iwo Jima has 14 articles by 13 authors, all about his two war films, Flag of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima (both 2006). With Flags of Our Fathers (2006) and Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Clint Eastwood made a unique contribution to film history, being the first di......, and Japanese patriotism. They present global attitudes toward war memories, icons, and heroism while offering new perspectives on cinema, photography, journalism, ethics, propaganda, war strategy, leadership, and the war on terror....

  2. Eastwood and the Enemy

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    Schubart, Rikke


    Taking the question of why Clint Eastwood made two movies as her point of departure, film scholar Rikke Schubart explores the construction of “us” and “them” in Letters From Iwo Jima. Rather than portray American soldiers as “us” and Japanese soldiers as “them,” the film presents both groups...... of soldiers as equally humane and capable of doing both good and evil. The enemy is not a nation, that is neither the Japanese nor the Americans, but the blind idea of nationalism. In a present day perspective, the film represents a new ethical and global awareness of a conflict between a transnational...... humanism and nationalism in the American war film. Schubart thus argues that Eastwood should be interpreted as a “minor utopian,” an expression coined by historian Jay Winter in his Dreams of Peace and Freedom (2006)....

  3. L’Échange de Clint Eastwood (Changeling, 2008

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    Jean Foubert


    Full Text Available Lors de la sortie de Changeling (prix spécial du 61e festival de Cannes, le réalisateur Clint Eastwood et son scénariste J. Michael Straczynski ont souvent insisté sur le fait que bien qu'improbable, le drame de l’héroïne du film, Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie, n’était pas pour autant le produit de l’imagination d’un écrivain de polar inspiré, mais, comme le confirme le complément du titre de l’œuvre, une histoire vraie. Loin d’être le nouvel avatar du cycle des légendes urbaines, Chang...

  4. Esporte e política em Invictus, de Clint Eastwood

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    Cleber Dias


    Full Text Available O uso político do esporte na África do Sul é reconhecido como um dos mais bem sucedidos. O filme Invictus, de Clint Eastwood, explorou o assunto, narrando ficcionalmente os esforços do governo Mandela (1994-1999 para promover a reconciliação racial através da Copa do Mundo de Rúgbi, realizada em 1995. Este trabalho o toma como objeto de análise, refletindo, a um só tempo, sobre as circunstâncias ao qual a obra se remete e sobre o contexto no qual ela foi produzida. O filme, então, é apontado como uma alegoria sobre os problemas norte-americanos, especialmente aqueles relacionados à imigração e ao multiculturalismo.

  5. Taking representation seriously: rethinking bioethics through Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby. (United States)

    Braswell, Harold


    In this article, I propose a new model for understanding the function of representation in bioethics. Bioethicists have traditionally judged representations according to a mimetic paradigm, in which representations of bioethical dilemmas are assessed based on their correspondence to the "reality" of bioethics itself. In this article, I argue that this mimetic paradigm obscures the interaction between representation and reality and diverts bioethicists from analyzing the tensions in the representational object itself. I propose an anti-mimetic model of representation that is attuned to how representations can both maintain and potentially subvert dominant conceptions of bioethics. I illustrate this model through a case study of Clint Eastwood's film Million Dollar Baby. By focusing attention on the film's lack of adherence bioethical procedures and medical science, critics missed how an analysis of its representational logic provides a means of reimagining both bioethics and medical practice. In my conclusion, I build off this case study to assess how an incorporation of representational studies can deepen-and be deepened by-recent calls for interdisciplinarity in bioethics.

  6. 14th September 2010 - UK Birmingham University Vice Chancellor D. Eastwood signing the guest book with Director for Accelerators and Technology S. Myers (CERN-HI-1009225 13-22)

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    Maximilien Brice


    (CERN-HI-1009225 02-12): visiting the LHC superconducting magnet test hall with Beams Department Head P. Collier; (CERN-HI-1009225 27-34): visiting the ATLAS visitor centre with Collaboration Spokesperson F. Gianotti and Deputy D. Charlton, University of Birmingham. D.Eastwood is accompnied by Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of College (Engineering and Physical Sciences) N. Weatherill and Head of School, School of Physics & Astronomy A.Schofield.

  7. Three Neoclassicisms. Exploring the Possibilities of a Comparative Average Shot Length Through Clint Eastwood, Brian De Palma and Woody Allen

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    Agustín Rubio Alcover


    Full Text Available This study is intended to compare the complete filmographies of the three American directors whose works are analyzed. They are Clint Eastwood, Brian De Palma and Woody Allen. We define the approach as a trampoline for leaping over the wall of a difficult conceptual and methodological blind alley—an understanding of movie editors and their task, but above all their contribution. Their work is disguised as something merely technical and obvious but, even in the best of cases, this attitude never anything other than lazy. It is the analysis route upheld and cultivated by the David Bordwell and Barry Salt that we are prepared to travel along. If we want to abjure an unsustainably radical anti-empiricism without precipitating ourselves into neo-empiricist infantilism or regressing to a chaotic teratology—that is: to try to remain focused on both the wood and the trees—a statistical-type study, aided by the latest-generation digital and computer tools and, more specifically, an Average Shot Length study (which we will refer to from now on with the acronym ASL appears to us an objective and, consequently, literally unobjectionable criterion. It is probably as reductionist as it is stimulating when it comes to reaching conclusions that are non-definitive but undoubtedly worthy of interest, because, faced with the subjectivity of the analysis and at the general macroscopic level of the movie, the normative and the standard blends with the deviant, or exceptional.   

  8. Diagnosing Guerilla Warfare: Was William Clarke Quantrill Missouri’s Francis Marion? (United States)


    the Military Struggle for American Independence. rev ed. A1m Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1990. Sutherland , Daniel, ed. Guerillas, Unionists...Directed by Ray Emigh. Universal Intemational Pictures, 1950. The Outlaw Josey Wales. With Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke. Directed by Clint ...raiding Jayhawkers. 87 The Outlaw Josey Wales. With Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke. Directed by Clint ·Eastwood. Warner Studios, 1976. In one of

  9. Ethiopian Journal of Biological Sciences: Submissions

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    b) It also publishes feature articles, short communications, review articles, book reviews and ... Eastwood and McDonald (2001), or if more than two authors, Eastwood et al. (2001). ... c) Only International System of Units (SI) are acceptable.

  10. The Bridges of Americana County

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    Christiansen, Steen Ledet


    Siden Mystic River har Clint Eastwood cementeret sin status som Hollywood kæledægge og ikon som filmskaber. Inden da, var Clint Eastwood dog et ikon som skuespiller primært for sine roller i Sergio Leones westerns, samt som Harry Callahan i Dirty Harry filmene. Det er netop som ikon, at Clint Eas...

  11. Ameerika vajab kangelasi / Margit Tõnson

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    Tõnson, Margit, 1978-


    Näitleja ja režissöör Clint Eastwood. Tema kaks viimast filmi on Teises Maailmasõjas USA-Jaapani Iwo Jima saarel peetud ebavõrdse lahingu teemal. USA poolt vaadatuna - "Meie isade lipud" ("Flags of Our Fathers"), Jaapani poolt - "Kirjad Iwo Jimalt" ("Letters From Iwo Jima") : Ameerika Ühendriigid 2006. Lisaks režissöörist "Eastwood ei kahetse midagi"

  12. Clint Eastwood lõi Martin Scorseset

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    Ameerika produtsentide gild nimetas aasta parimaks filmiks Martin Scorsese "Aviaatori" ja Ameerika filmilavastajate gild valis aasta parimaks režissööriks Clint Eastwoodi filmi eest "Miljoni dollari tibi" ("Million Dollar Baby")

  13. Truu armastuse võimalikkusest / Jaan Ruus

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    Ruus, Jaan, 1938-2017


    Mängufilm "Madisoni maakonna sillad" ("The Bridges of Madison County") : stsenarist Robert James Walleri romaani põhjal Richard LaGravenese : režissöör ja peaosatäitja Clint Eastwood : Ameerika Ühendriigid 1995

  14. British sounding-rocket programme and the Esrange Special Project

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    Eastwood, G.W.


    British participation in the Esrange Special Project has developed very satisfactorily since the programme was reviewed at the last Esrange Symposium [Eastwood, 1973; Acton, 1973]. Two campaigns have been undertaken at Andoya and several more are projected

  15. A high order solver for the unbounded Poisson equation

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    Hejlesen, Mads Mølholm; Rasmussen, Johannes Tophøj; Chatelain, Philippe


    This work improves upon Hockney and Eastwood's Fourier-based algorithm for the unbounded Poisson equation to formally achieve arbitrary high order of convergence without any additional computational cost. We assess the methodology on the kinematic relations between the velocity and vorticity fields....

  16. Britain at CERN, from 12 to 14 November 2002: le stand de PPARC

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    Patrice Loïez


    Photo 01: Nathan Hill (from Qi3, the company appointed as UK Technology Transfer Co-ordinator for CERN), Basil Eastwood (UK Ambassador to Switzerland), Nigel Griffiths (UK Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Small Business) and Luciano Maiani (CERN Director-General) at the PPARC stand.

  17. Mihhail Barõshnikov voshol v mirovuju pjatjorku

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    23ndat korda anti välja Kennedy Keskuse auhinnad kõige väljapaistvamatele kunsti interpreetidele. Teiste hulgas said auhinna näitleja ja režissöör Clint Eastwood, teatri- ja filminäitleja Angela Lansbury ja balletitantsija ning filminäitleja Mihhail Barõshnikov

  18. How much water is enough? Domestic metered water consumption ...

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    This article is based on an in-depth case study of urban water services to poor households in the community of Eastwood, Pietermaritzburg, in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, for the period 2005-2007. The article adopts a mixedmethodological approach. Despite government progress in delivering water ...

  19. 186 Etude théorique du transport électronique par la simulation ...

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    Choukria SAYAH et al. 186. Etude théorique du ... For that we carried out the microscopic simulations, based on the Monte. Carlo method. ... intervalles, piezoelectric as well as the interactions of alloy and on ionized impurities. ..... SAYA et al. 198. [5] - R. W. Hockney, J. W. Eastwood, "Computer simulation using particles",.

  20. Filmimaailm / Aare Ermel

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    Ermel, Aare, 1957-2013


    Lühisõnumid filmimaailmast: Prantsusmaal käivitub keskkooliõpilastele mõeldud üleriigiline filmiõpe. James Nguyeni õudusfilm "Linnuepideemia: šokk ja terror" osutus keskpäraseks soperdiseks. Clint Eastwood ja mitmed tuntud filmiinimesed tähisatvad tänavu 80ndat sünnipäeva. Lahkus operaator William Lubtchansky

  1. Adding value and motivating employees. (United States)

    Thatcher, John


    Choosing or designing training that ensures that your engineers are meeting standards and gaining competencies to operate safely and effectively means that a lot rests on the skills and expertise of the training provider. John Thatcher, CEO at Eastwood Park, explains how the right training has the potential to improve service and organisational-level performance.

  2. Thickenings and conformal gravity (United States)

    Lebrun, Claude


    A twistor correspondence is given for complex conformal space-times with vanishing Bach and Eastwood-Dighton tensors; when the Weyl curvature is algebraically general, these equations are precisely the conformal version of Einstein's vacuum equations with cosmological constant. This gives a fully curved version of the linearized correspondence of Baston and Mason [B-M].

  3. Thickenings and conformal gravity

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    LeBrun, C.


    A twistor correspondence is given for complex conformal space-times with vanishing Bach and Eastwood-Dighton tensors; when the Weyl curvature is algebraically general, these equations are precisely the conformal version of Einstein's vacuum equations with cosmological constant. This gives a fully curved version of the linearized correspondence of Baston and Mason [B-M]. (orig.)

  4. Eastwood kritiseerib sõjavaatemänge / Andris Feldmanis

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    Feldmanis, Andris, 1982-


    Clint Eastwoodi kaks viimast filmi on Teises Maailmasõjas USA-Jaapani Iwo Jima saarel peetud ebavõrdse lahingu teemal. USA poolt vaadatuna - "Meie isade lipud" ("Flags of Our Fathers"), Jaapani poolt - "Kirjad Iwo Jimalt" ("Letters From Iwo Jima") : Ameerika Ühendriigid 2006

  5. Thickenings and conformal gravity

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    LeBrun, C. (State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, NY (USA). Dept. of Mathematics)


    A twistor correspondence is given for complex conformal space-times with vanishing Bach and Eastwood-Dighton tensors; when the Weyl curvature is algebraically general, these equations are precisely the conformal version of Einstein's vacuum equations with cosmological constant. This gives a fully curved version of the linearized correspondence of Baston and Mason (B-M). (orig.).

  6. Eastwood võttis vastu Veneetsia Kuldlõvi / Andres Laasik

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    Laasik, Andres, 1960-2016


    57. Veneetsia filmifestivalil anti elutöö auhind Ameerika Ühendriikide rezissöörile ja näitlejale Clint Eastwoodile. Riho Undi nukufilmi "Samueli Internet" näidatakse alaprogrammis "Uued territooriumid". Leedu režissööri Sharunas Bartase "Vabadus" osaleb aga võistlusprogrammis

  7. Instructional Leadership as Defined by Virginia Elementary Title I Principals: a Delphi Study


    Eastwood, Rebecca G.


    Rebecca G. Eastwood Abstract Policymakers have tried to link the principal to student outcomes, thus shifting the role of the principal from manager to instructional leader of the school. The significance of instructional leadership has increased especially since the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act in January of 2002. However, a common definition of instructional leadership is difficult to locate in the literature. In this three-round Delp...

  8. Transitions Towards Operational Space-Based Ocean Observations: From Single Research Missions into Series and Constellations (United States)


    have formed the basis of sea ice concentration monitoring over last decades (see Breivik ct al. [20]). As for SST it is importance to secure the...J., Harrison D.E. and Stammer, D.. Eds., ESA Publication WPP- 306, 2010. 12 Gulev, S. Josey. S., Bourassa, M., Breivik , L.-A., Cronin M., Fairall...Harrison D.E. and Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306, 2010. 20 Breivik , L.-A.. Carrieres, T., Eastwood, S., Fleming, A., Girard-Ardhuin, F

  9. Prognostic value of computed tomography classification systems for intra-articular calcaneus fractures. (United States)

    Swords, Michael P; Alton, Timothy B; Holt, Sarah; Sangeorzan, Bruce J; Shank, John R; Benirschke, Stephen K


    There are several published computed tomography (CT) classification systems for calcaneus fractures, each validated by a different standard. The goal of this study was to measure which system would best predict clinical outcomes as measured by a widely used and validated musculoskeletal health status questionnaire. Forty-nine patients with isolated intra-articular joint depression calcaneus fractures more than 2 years after treatment were identified. All had preoperative CT studies and were treated with open reduction and plate fixation using a lateral extensile approach. Four different blinded reviewers classified injuries according to the CT classification systems of Crosby and Fitzgibbons, Eastwood, and Sanders. Functional outcomes evaluated with a Musculoskeletal Functional Assessment (MFA). The mean follow-up was 4.3 years. The mean MFA score was 15.7 (SD = 11.6), which is not significantly different from published values for midfoot injuries, hindfoot injuries, or both, 1 year after injury (mean = 22.1, SD = 18.4). The classification systems of Crosby and Fitzgibbons, Eastwood, and Sanders, the number of fragments of the posterior facet, and payer status were not significantly associated with outcome as determined by the MFA. The Sanders classification trended toward significance. Anterior process comminution and surgeon's overall impression of severity were significantly associated with functional outcome. The amount of anterior process comminution was an important determinant of functional outcome with increasing anterior process comminution significantly associated with worsened functional outcome (P = .04). In addition, the surgeon's overall impression of severity of injury was predictive of functional outcome (P = .02), as determined by MFA. Level III, comparative series. © The Author(s) 2014.

  10. Gran Torino

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    Manuel Gárate


    Full Text Available Las obra del ex-rudo del cine de los 70’ y 80’ no nos deja de sorprender por su sensibilidad y mirada crítica sobre la sociedad norteamericana actual. Clint Eastwood parece seguir actuando de sí mismo; siempre un duro, pero ya anciano, con achaques, dolores y tantas heridas en el cuerpo y en el alma que sólo cabe esperar su redención ante el indefectible paso del tiempo y los golpes de la vida. “Gran Torino” sigue la ruta trazada de “Million Dollar Baby” (2004 o incluso de aquel inolvidable...

  11. Know Your Enemy, Know Yourself

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    Schubart, Rikke; Gjelsvik, Anne


    An introduction to the anthology Eastwood's Iwo Jima: Taken together, Eastwood’s diptych Flags of Our Fathers (2006) and Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) form a unique contribution to film history. It was the first time a director made two films at the same time about the same event, which here...... is the battle over Iwo Jima in 1945 during World War II. And it was also the first time an American director made an American film in Japanese, since Letters from Iwo Jima (despite its English title) is entirely in Japanese. Finally, and what motivated us to produce this anthology, it was the first time...

  12. A high order solver for the unbounded Poisson equation

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    Hejlesen, Mads Mølholm; Rasmussen, Johannes Tophøj; Chatelain, Philippe

    In mesh-free particle methods a high order solution to the unbounded Poisson equation is usually achieved by constructing regularised integration kernels for the Biot-Savart law. Here the singular, point particles are regularised using smoothed particles to obtain an accurate solution with an order...... of convergence consistent with the moments conserved by the applied smoothing function. In the hybrid particle-mesh method of Hockney and Eastwood (HE) the particles are interpolated onto a regular mesh where the unbounded Poisson equation is solved by a discrete non-cyclic convolution of the mesh values...... and the integration kernel. In this work we show an implementation of high order regularised integration kernels in the HE algorithm for the unbounded Poisson equation to formally achieve an arbitrary high order convergence. We further present a quantitative study of the convergence rate to give further insight...

  13. Determining the availability of, and access to, fresh fruit and vegetables in Arcadia and Eastwood, Pretoria

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    Phaphana, HM


    Full Text Available , healthy, and affordable food, even though it may have food outlets. The main aim of public transport planning is to simplify the accessibility to facilities and services, such as one’s working place, shops, restaurants, clinics, visiting friends, etc...

  14. Gran Torino's Hmong Lead Bee Vang on Film, Race, and Masculinity: Conversations with Louisa Schein

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    Louisa Schein


    Full Text Available Bee Vang, of Minneapolis, played the Hmong lead Thao Vang Lor in Clint Eastwood's 2008 Gran Torino. He was sixteen when he shot the film and had no acting training. For 27 days on location in urban Detroit he played before a Hollywood crew opposite an icon of the filmindustry doing multiple takes of each scene and camera angle. The shoot was full of unexpected twists and turns some of which he recounts in these interchanges with Hmong media expert Louisa Schein of the Departments of Anthropology and Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. Over several conversations, condensed here, Vang and Schein talk about Gran Torino, about acting and film critique, about immigrants and stereotypes, about masculinity and sexuality, and about Vang's vision for what needs to change to address problems of race and inequality in and beyond media worlds.

  15. Cine club

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    Wednesday 30 November 2016 at 20:00 CERN Council Chamber Dekalog - 9 Directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski Poland, 1990, 60 minutes "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife". Roman, after discovering his impotence, urges his wife Hanka to take a lover. She reluctantly complies, and Roman, despite his earlier words, becomes obsessively jealous. Spying on her, he learns of her affair, and vows to kill himself - not knowing that Hanka was in fact breaking off the relationship... Dekalog - 10 Directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski Poland, 1990, 59 minutes "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's goods" - especially not when it leads to the conclusion of this black comedy about two brothers who inherit their father's valuable stamp collection and end up paying rather more than they bargained for... Original version Polish; English subtitles Wednesday 7 December 2016 at 20:00 CERN Council Chamber Letters from Iwo Jima Directed by Clint Eastwood USA, 2006, 141 mi...

  16. Cine club

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    Wednesday 14 December 2016 at 20:00 CERN Council Chamber Flags of Our Fathers Directed by Clint Eastwood USA, 2006, 135 minutes The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at The Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in WWII. Original version English; French subtitles Wednesday 11 January 2017 at 20:00 CERN Council Chamber Seven Up! Directed by Paul Almond UK, 1964, 39 minutes A group of seven-year-old British children from widely ranging backgrounds are interviewed about a range of subjects. Director Michael Apted plans to reinterview them at seven-year intervals to determine how their lives and attitudes have changed.   21 Up Directed by Michael Apted UK, 1977, 100 minutes Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a seven-year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years. Original version English; French subtitles


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    Thursday 7 October 2010 at 20:30 Jeudi 7 Octobre 2010 à 20:30 CERN Main Auditorium Amphithéâtre Principal Mystic River   By/de : Clint Eastwood (USA, 2003) 132 min With/avec : Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, Laura Linney   During a summer in 1975, Dave Boyle and two friends, Jimmy and Sean, are playing on a sidewalk in Boston when Dave is abducted by two men and subjected to sexual abuse over a period of several days. Eventually escaping, but haunted into adulthood by his trauma, Dave becomes a primary suspect when Jimmy's daughter, Katie, is found murdered. Sean, assigned to investigate the crime, finds himself facing both demons from the past and demons in the present as the circumstances surrounding Katie's death are uncovered.   Original version english with english subtitles Version originale anglaise soutitrée en anglais * * * * * * * Thursday 14 October 2010 at 20:30 ...

  18. Cine club

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    Thursday 20 November 2014 at 20:00 CERN Council Chamber Unforgiven Directed by Clint Eastwood USA, 1992, 131 minutes   The town of Big Whisky is full of normal people trying to lead quiet lives. Cowboys try to make a living. Sheriff 'Little Bill' tries to build a house and keep a heavy-handed order. The town whores just try to get by. Then a couple of cowboys cut up a whore. Dissatisfied with Bill's justice, the prostitutes put a bounty on the cowboys. The bounty attracts a young gun billing himself as 'The Schofield Kid', and aging killer William Munny. Munny reformed for his young wife, and has been raising crops and two children in peace. But his wife is gone. Farm life is hard. And Munny is no good at it. So he calls his old partner Ned, saddles his ornery nag, and rides off to kill one more time, blurring the lines between heroism and villainy, man and myth. Original version English; French subtitles Thursday 27 November 2014 at 20:00 CERN Counc...

  19. Record Club

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    Autumn selection In the last few weeks, we have added some 36 new films to our DVD selection. The range covers action (Tom Cruise in the historical epic Walkyrie for example), biography (Coco avant Chanel and Harvey Milk), documentary, science fiction (Tron), etc. There are some big summer hits such as Gran Torino by and with Clint Eastwood, the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire and the much acclaimed return of Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler. On the Comedy side, we have added two Louis de Funes classics - Rabbi Jacob and La Folie des Grandeurs. Plus Hook and both episodes of Ben Stiller’s Night in the Museum. And, we will count it as comedy, is the film version of the story of Radio Caroline, properly known as Good Morning England - The Boat That Rocked. Finally, as we approach the holidays, we have some new films for children - Pinocchio, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, Monster vs. Aliens, and more. The full list can be consulted at Select “Discs of the Month”...

  20. Becoming Aggrieved: An Alternative Framework of Care in Black Chicago

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    Laurence Ralph


    Full Text Available Centering on “Eastwood,” a low-income, African American community on the West Side of Chicago in which I have conducted ethnographic research since 2007, I examine the coping mechanisms developed by residents after Mrs. Lana suffers what her doctors view as a psychotic break. I build upon Judith Butler’s conception of grief to reconceptualize madness as a sometimes productive force that allows scholars to see how certain populations are systematically dehumanized. After divulging a brief history of Mrs. Lana’s community, wherein I discuss how it came to inhabit the socioeconomic markers of poverty it is known for today, I explore in further detail the circumstances surrounding Mrs. Lana’s mental illness. Ultimately, I argue that the story of her “madness” is productive because it gives us valuable insight into the ways in which blacks, especially those living in low-income communities that face a dearth of institutional resources, invert popular expectations of mourning, thereby developing a concept of “becoming aggrieved” that does not merely lament death, but also affirms life.

  1. A heterogeneous CPU+GPU Poisson solver for space charge calculations in beam dynamics studies

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    Zheng, Dawei; Rienen, Ursula van [University of Rostock, Institute of General Electrical Engineering (Germany)


    In beam dynamics studies in accelerator physics, space charge plays a central role in the low energy regime of an accelerator. Numerical space charge calculations are required, both, in the design phase and in the operation of the machines as well. Due to its efficiency, mostly the Particle-In-Cell (PIC) method is chosen for the space charge calculation. Then, the solution of Poisson's equation for the charge distribution in the rest frame is the most prominent part within the solution process. The Poisson solver directly affects the accuracy of the self-field applied on the charged particles when the equation of motion is solved in the laboratory frame. As the Poisson solver consumes the major part of the computing time in most simulations it has to be as fast as possible since it has to be carried out once per time step. In this work, we demonstrate a novel heterogeneous CPU+GPU routine for the Poisson solver. The novel solver also benefits from our new research results on the utilization of a discrete cosine transform within the classical Hockney and Eastwood's convolution routine.

  2. Virialization in N-body models of the expanding universe. I. Isolated pairs

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    Evrard, A.E.; Yahil, A.; and Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge)


    The degree of virialization of isolated pairs of galaxies is investigated in the N-body simulations of Efstathiou and Eastwood for open (Ω 0 = 0.1) and critical (Ω 0 = 1.0) universes, utilizing the three-dimensional information available for both position and velocity. Roughly half of the particles in the models form isolated pairs whose dynamics is dominated by their own two-body force. Three-quarters or more of these pairs are bound, and this ensemble of bound isolated pairs is found to yield excellent mass estimates upon application of the virial theorem. Contamination from unbound pairs introduces error factors smaller than 2 in mass estimates, and these errors can be corrected by simple methods. Oribts of bound pairs are highly eccentric, but this does not lead to serious selection effects in orbital phases, since these are uniformly distributed. The relative velocity of these pairs of mass points shows a Keplerian falloff with separation, contrary to observational evidence for real galaxies. All the above results are independent of the value of Ω 0 , but may be sensitive to initial conditions and the point-mass nature of the particles

  3. Los puentes de Madison: una mirada de género

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    Sonia Herrera Sánchez


    Full Text Available Más allá del uso estereotipado y los lugares comunes del amor romántico y el drama, en la película Los puentes de Madison de Clint Eastwood se dibujan y se cuestionan las estrategias familiares y los roles de género de las mujeres rurales estadounidenses en los años 60 a través de su curso vital y de las relaciones sociales establecidas.Abordando cuestiones esenciales para el movimiento feminista como la maternidad, la sexualidad de la mujer, la identidad o la doble jornada en el sector agrícola y haciendo un gran uso del lenguaje audiovisual, la adaptación cinematográfica de la novela de Robert James Waller pone el acento (ya sea de forma intencionada o casual en los tabúes de las mujeres de la época y en los mandatos de género que éstas debían asumir.Beyond the stereotyped used of romantic love and drama on Clint Eastwood’s film The Bridges of Madison County are also shown and questioned family strategies and gender roles of rural women in the 1960s at United States through their lifes and established social relations.Dealing with feminist movement key issues as motherhood, female sexuality, identity, or the double work time on the agricultural sector and making extensive use of audiovisual language, the filmed adaptation of the novel written by Robert James Waller focuses on (either deliberately or accidentaly the taboos of the time women and gender mandates they sould assume.

  4. Learning not to blink (United States)

    McKnight, D. M.


    In all the fields of earth and environmental science, the pursuit of a research question on a topic that has captured one's interest represents both an exciting challenge and a serious responsibility. There is currently a great need to expand knowledge of many aspects of our changing world. Nonetheless, the scientific community, like other communities, has its own culture and values that can seem to be at odds with one's personal motivation and values. Further, it can seem that scientific institutions are organized in a manner to present a set of hurdles that must be cleared in the pursuit of research questions and dissemination of results. One strategy as a scientist is to deal with this community and its cultural constraints on one's own terms. For example, the scientific community has become necessarily focused on review and assessment in the distribution of limited research resources. Further, rankings to assess impact of journals and tracking of citations are being used commonly in assessing success in research. In mentoring interactions there is an opportunity to share experiences of persistence through the publication process, as new findings cannot make a difference unless they are published. One way to deal with the flaws in these metrics is to remain attuned to one's own sense of the intrinsic value and excitement of the research question being studied, and not lose track of the value of forward progress on tough questions, progress that may not be suitable for the high profile journals with a broad scope. In mentoring, it may be as important to convey that it is possible to have a rewarding scientific career by actively choosing when to compromise, to take risks or to go your own way, as to help students learn research techniques. Possible starting points for such discussions are the old spaghetti westerns starring Clint Eastwood.

  5. Computed tomography-guided percutaneous ozone injection of the Gasserian ganglion for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia

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    Full Text Available Jian-Xiong An,1,2 Hui Liu,1 Ruo-Wen Chen,1,2 Yong Wang,1 Wen-Xing Zhao,1 Derek Eastwood,3 John P Williams4 1Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine & Critical Care Medicine, Aviation General Hospital of China Medical University & Beijing Institute of Translational Medicine, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2Department of Anesthesiology, Weifang Medical University, Beijing, People’s Republic of China; 3Department of Pain Services, Wirral University Teaching Hospital, Wirral, Merseyside, UK; 4Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic effect of computed tomography (CT-guided percutaneous ozone injection for refractory trigeminal neuralgia. Design: A retrospective evaluation was performed in the study. Setting: The study was conducted at a university hospital pain center. Patients and methods: A total of 29 patients with a clinical diagnosis of refractory trigeminal neuralgia were enrolled. All patients were treated with a percutaneous ozone injection and one patient was excluded. There were 21 patients with classical trigeminal neuralgia (group A and seven patients with painful trigeminal neuropathy caused by post-herpetic neuralgia (group B. The percutaneous injection was an oxygen–ozone mixture at an ozone concentration of 30 mg/­mL into the Gasserian ganglion performed under CT guidance. The number of ­procedures performed varied from one to as many as 16. Outcomes were evaluated using visual analog scale (VAS pain scores. Results: The combined VAS scores were 7.11 ± 1.23 pretreatment, 2.86 ± 1.69 posttreatment (P < 0.05 and 3.25 ± 2.01 after 6-month follow-up (P < 0.05. In group A, the VAS scores were 7.10 ± 1.04 pretreatment and 2.90 ± 1.84 posttreatment (P < 0.05. In group B, the VAS scores were 7.14 ± 1.77 pretreatment and 2.71 ± 1.25 posttreatment (P < 0.05. After 6-months follow-up, the VAS score was 3.38

  6. Construction and operation of the Howard T. Ricketts Laboratory.

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    Van Lonkhuyzen, R.; Stull, L.; Butler, J.; Chang, Y.; Allison, T.; O' Rourke, D.


    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has proposed to partially fund the construction of the Howard T. Ricketts (HTR) regional biocontainment laboratory (RBL) by the University of Chicago at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, Illinois. The HTR Laboratory (HTRL) would be constructed, owned, and operated by the University of Chicago on land leased to it by DOE. The preferred project site is located north of Eastwood Drive and west of Outer Circle Road and is near the biological sciences building. This environmental assessment addresses the potential environmental effects resulting from construction and operation of the proposed facility. The proposed project involves the construction of a research facility with a footprint up to approximately 44,000 ft{sup 2} (4,088 m{sup 2}). The proposed building would house research laboratories, including Biosafety Level 2 and 3 biocontainment space, animal research facilities, administrative offices, and building support areas. The NIH has identified a need for new facilities to support research on potential bioterrorism agents and emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, to protect the nation from such threats to public health. This research requires specialized laboratory facilities that are designed, managed, and operated to protect laboratory workers and the surrounding community from accidental exposure to agents. The proposed HTRL would provide needed biocontainment space to researchers and promote the advancement of knowledge in the disciplines of biodefense and emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. Several alternatives were considered for the location of the proposed facility, as well as a no action alternative. The preferred alternative includes the construction of a research facility, up to 44,000 ft{sup 2} (4,088 m{sup 2}), at Argonne National Laboratory, a secure government location. Potential impacts to natural and cultural resources have been

  7. Obituary: Gary Lars Grasdalen, 1945-2003 (United States)

    Strom, Stephen Eric


    -forming regions. Grasdalen was also a major contributor to early attempts to understand the nature of intermediate mass young stars - the Herbig Ae/Be stars. His work demonstrated both their pre-main sequence nature via surface gravity measurements and that these objects share infrared properties in common with their lower mass counterparts. Results from these studies were summarized in a review published in "Annual Reviews of Astronomy and Astrophysics" in 1975. This was an early attempt to provide a comprehensive overview of star-formation in molecular cloud complexes and to link the emerging results from mm-wave and infrared observations. Perhaps as noteworthy as the overview was his introduction of the term ``Young Stellar Object" or YSO. In part, this term was invented by Grasdalen as a reaction to the term ``QSO", which in those days (and indeed today) seemed to create an aura of mystery, seductive both to the public and the astronomical community; we star-formation types hoped that YSO would do the same for our field! In 1978, Grasdalen left Kitt Peak for the University of Wyoming where, along with Bob Gehrz and John Hackwell, he made the Mt. Jelm 2.1-meter telescope a world-leading facility for infrared studies. His research interests evolved to include, in addition to YSO research, infrared spectroscopic study of novae, a field that he, Gehrz and Hackwell pioneered and which Bob Gehrz has carried forward, creating an impressive and important oeuvre. Grasdalen was a mentor to a generation of graduates from the University of Wyoming including Kathleen deGioia-Eastwood, Matthew Greenhouse, Karl Klett, Gregory Sloan, Jill Price, Michael Castelaz, Craig Gullixson and Thomas Hayward. To a person, they spoke to the high standards he set, his constant expectation of excellence and critical thinking, the amazing range and depth of his knowledge, and his incredibly creative mind. Following important and influential service on the Optical-Infrared panel for the 1990 decadal survey

  8. Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine (United States)

    Dainty, Christopher


    . Improved beam quality of a high power Yb: YAG laser (oral paper) / Dennis G. Harris ... [et al.]. Intracavity adaptive optics optimization of an end-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser (oral paper) / Petra Welp, Ulrich Wittrock. New results in high power lasers beam correction (oral paper) / Alexis Kudryashov ... [et al.]. Adaptive optical systems for the Shenguang-III prototype facility (oral paper) / Zeping Yang ... [et al.]. Adaptive optics control of solid-state lasers (poster paper) / Walter Lubeigt ... [et al.]. Gerchberg-Saxton algorithm for multimode beam reshaping (poster paper) / Inna V. Ilyina, Tatyana Yu. Cherezova. New algorithm of combining for spatial coherent beams (poster paper) / Ruofu Yang ... [et al.]. Intracavity mode control of a solid-state laser using a 19-element deformable mirror (poster paper) / Ping Yang ... [et al.] -- pt. 6. Adaptive optics in communication and atmospheric compensation. Fourier image sharpness sensor for laser communications (oral paper) / Kristin N. Walker and Robert K. Tyson. Fast closed-loop adaptive optics system for imaging through strong turbulence layers (oral paper) / Ivo Buske and Wolfgang Riede. Correction of wavefront aberrations and optical communication using aperture synthesis (oral paper) / R. J. Eastwood ... [et al.]. Adaptive optics system for a small telescope (oral paper) / G. Vdovin, M. Loktev and O. Soloviev. Fast correction of atmospheric turbulence using a membrane deformable mirror (poster paper) / Ivan Capraro, Stefano Bonora, Paolo Villoresi. Atmospheric turbulence measurements over a 3km horizontal path with a Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor (poster paper) / Ruth Mackey, K. Murphy and Chris Dainty. Field-oriented wavefront sensor for laser guide stars (poster paper) / Lidija Bolbasova, Alexander Goncharov and Vladimir Lukin.