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  1. Ikea das Rendas

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    Bergman, Aeron; Salinas, Alejandra

    2008-01-01

    FIALENA fabric design by Anna Svanfeldt for IKEA of Sweden. It took Maria da Guia 2 months to reproduce the Ikea pattern using traditional Portuguese improvised knots. 2008 Installasjon i Museu das Rendas, Vila do Conde, Portugal, 01.09.2008 - 01.10.2008. Sponsor: City of Villa do Conde.

  2. Mohammed Abu-Bajeh

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Chemical Sciences. Mohammed Abu-Bajeh. Articles written in Journal of Chemical Sciences. Volume 114 Issue 6 December 2002 pp 675-686. Absolute quantum yield measurements for the formation of oxygen atoms after UV laser excitation of SO2 at 222.4 nm · Mohammed Abu-Bajeh Melanie ...

  3. Torture in Abu Ghraib.

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    Keller, Allen S

    2006-01-01

    Iraqi detainees subjected to torture and mistreatment at Abu Ghraib prison may continue to suffer from significant physical and psychological consequences of their abuse. This article reports two cases of Iraqi individuals allegedly tortured at Abu Ghraib. Detailed forensic evaluations were conducted approximately one year after their abuse in accordance with international guidelines. The findings of these evaluations substantiate their allegations of torture and confirm the profound health consequences of torture. Furthermore, these cases support assertions that abuse of prisoners was not limited to being perpetrated by guards, but also occurred systematically in the context of interrogations. These cases also raise concerns about inadequate medical care for Iraqi detainees.

  4. Abu Dhabi presses oil development program

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    Anon.

    1992-01-01

    This paper reports that Abu Dhabi Co. for Onshore Operations (ADCO), the biggest oil producer in the United Arab Emirates, reports 1991 was a successful year despite the Persian Gulf war. Meantime, Abu Dhabi's Zakum, the second largest oil field in the Persian Gulf, boosted production to more than 300,000 b/d, and officials said production will rise further when a platform complex is recommissioned in 1993

  5. Crimes of obedience: "groupthink" at abu ghraib.

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    Post, Jerrold M; Panis, Lara K

    2011-01-01

    Clear evidence of authorization at the highest levels belies administration statements to the effect that the torture at Abu Ghraib was an aberration and simply unauthorized actions by rogue soldiers. The administration reflected a "group mind," demonstrating many qualities of "groupthink." Whatever was necessary, including torture and violation of the Geneva accords, the system in effect authorized, because of the perceived danger to the system and the desperate requirement to get the information out of "them" by whatever means necessary, information that could save lives. The sanctioned violence demonstrated the qualities identified by Kelman and Hamilton (1989) in their study of the Mylai massacre as characteristic of sanctioned massacres: authorization, routinization, and dehumanization. It would seem that officials and participants exhibited all of these characteristics in the decision to conduct extreme interrogation on the "unlawful combatants" imprisoned at Abu Ghraib.

  6. Abu Dhabi’s New Urban Islands and Shorefront Development

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    El Amrousi Mohamed

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Abu Dhabi is in the process of urbanizing a group of Islands that surround its northern and eastern coastlines. Al-Lulu, Al-Saadiyat, Al- Maryah, Al-Reem and Yas Islands are all new urban enclaves that were desert islands and marshlands yet, have been developed over the past decade to urban islands that include epic and entertainment centres such as the Abu Dhabi Louvre, Guggenheim Museum, Ferrari World, NYU Abu Dhabi, the Paris Sorbonne Abu Dhabi in addition to iconic and exclusive waterfront residential units. These new islands re-brand the image of the main archipelago of Abu Dhabi that for decades retained a grid street pattern and pragmatic concrete blocks created in the late 1970s. The new urban islands transform Abu Dhabi’s image into a multinational modern Arab city seeking to become part of the global city network. Abu Dhabi’s new urban islands also act as breakwaters that protect the main archipelago’s coastline from erosion resulting from tidal change, because they are designed to include concrete and stone breakwater barriers. This paper represents a cross-disciplinary research between Civil Engineering and Architecture Departments in an attempt to explore the emerging infrastructure and urban expansion of Abu Dhabi from a multi-disciplinary perspective. We also highlight through simulating the effect of breakwaters on wave heights two scenarios for Al-Lulu Island the importance of these new barrier Islands on the urban expansion of Abu Dhabi.

  7. Um teste direto da teoria de renda permanente: o caso brasileiro

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    Fábio Augusto Reis Gomes

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo busca averiguar se a teoria da renda permanente (TRP é capaz de explicar a evolução do consumo no Brasil através de um teste direto com base em revisões de consumo induzidas por inovações na renda. De acordo com a TRP, o consumo reage às mudanças na renda na medida em que a renda corrente contem informação sobre a renda permanente. Para mensurar esta relação, foi estimado um modelo ARIMA (p,1,q para a renda corrente e, como resultado, foi possível verificar se as revisões de consumo e renda permanente se assemelham. Por fim, a TRP foi rejeitada.

  8. Gasto privado com saúde por classes de renda

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    KILSZTAJN SAMUEL

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O artigo analisa a participação do gasto privado com saúde das famílias no PIB e no total da renda familiar per capita e a distribuição do gasto privado com saúde das famílias por classes de renda. MÉTODOS: A pesquisa utilizou os microdados da Pesquisa Nacional por Amostra de Domicílios de 1998, com a divisão da população em quatro classes de renda familiar per capita e a distribuição dos gastos em planos de saúde, consultas médicas, consultas com outros profissionais de saúde, exames, medicamentos, artigos ortopédicos e aparelhos médicos, óculos e lentes, odontologia, hospitais, enfermagem domiciliar e outros gastos com saúde. RESULTADOS: Apenas 7,2% da população com renda familiar per capita até 1 salário mínimo em 1998 tinha direito a algum plano de saúde, e o gasto privado com saúde das famílias desta classe, que representava 52,5% da população, era em média de R$ 5,36 por pessoa. Para as pessoas com renda familiar per capita acima de 9 salários mínimos, os planos de saúde atingiam 83,2% da população e o gasto privado com saúde das famílias R$ 133,04. CONCLUSÕES: A implantação do Sistema Único de Saúde foi acompanhada pelo crescimento expressivo dos planos de saúde nos anos 90. Mesmo se todo o gasto público com saúde fosse destinado à população sem planos de saúde, ainda assim o gasto destas pessoas em 1998 só alcançaria R$ 352,62, ou seja, 43% do gasto com saúde das pessoas com planos, R$ 819,08.

  9. Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd as a Modern Muslim Thinker

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    NUR ZAINATUL NADRA ZAINOL

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd is a thinker who has produced works in the fields of theology, philosophy, law, politics and humanities. Abu Zayd’s thought, partly on the Quran and its hermeneutics has stirred controversy in Egypt and the Muslim world. This research focuses on the controversy surrounding Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd which led to the declaration of his apostasy by the Supreme Court of Egypt in 1995, as well as his controversial thoughts on the Quran, its method of exegesis and certain fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence issues such as the hijab (veil and polygamy. This paper serves as a literature review which employs the content analysis as a methodology to elaborate on Abu Zayd’s controversial thoughts based on his books, as well as through the views of Muslim and Western scholars on those thoughts.

  10. DOCUMENTATION AND MONITORING OF BUILT HERITAGE IN ABU DHABI, UAE

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    S. Muhammad

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The ancient oasis-city of Al Ain in Abu Dhabi Emirate still retains the most important and outstanding cultural heritage of United Arab Emirates (UAE. The larger area of Abu Dhabi Emirate comprised of archaeological sites, cultural landscapes and historic buildings dating back to 3rd millennium to the recent pre-oil era. Traditional materials like stone, earth and palm wood were used in combination with local construction methods. For the last seven years the newly formed Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi1 has been actively involved in conservation of built heritage in Abu Dhabi Emirate with the help of its Conservation Section. Documentation prior to any conservation and restoration works is considered as a basic pre-requisite for understanding an historic building or site. It is a process which continues during the conservation of any monument and is the only accurate tool for recording information in order to understand the structure, ultimately leading to the management of cultural heritage. Application and use of tools, ranging from basic manual techniques to 3D laser scanning, based on the best practices and international guidelines the exercise will help in establishing a documentation lab with standard procedures, specifications and tools for the documentation and monitoring the built heritage of Abu Dhabi Emirate. This paper will discuss a range of case studies and will demonstrate how documentation and monitoring of the built heritage has augmented the various conservation initiatives on a variety of building types.

  11. O impacto da escolaridade sobre a distribuição de renda

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    Marcio Antonio Salvato

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho investiga o impacto da escolaridade sobre a distribuição de renda do trabalho de Estados/ regiões do Brasil, usando um método semiparamétrico, seguindo DiNardo, Fortin e Lemieux (1996 e informações da PNAD de 1999. Foram construídas densidades contrafactuais, reponderando a distribuição da região/Estado mais pobre (Nordeste/Ceará pelo perfil de escolaridade da mais rica (Sudeste/São Paulo. Resultados: entre 12% e 36% do diferencial de renda é explicado pelo diferencial de escolaridade; a reponderação pela escolaridade aumentou em cerca de 55% a renda média nos contrafactuais; a renda do contrafactual do Nordeste equivale a 93% da renda média brasileira; quanto mais elevado for o percentil de renda considerado, maior é a contribuição da diferença de escolaridade para a diferença de renda; a dispersão de renda das regiões mais pobres aumenta quando fornecemos a elas o nível de escolaridade das regiões mais ricas, mantendo-se o perfil salarial da região.

  12. Abu Kamil algèbre et analyse diophantienne

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    Rashed, Roshdi

    2012-01-01

    The mathematical wrks of Abu Kamil (floruit circa 880) were produced two generations after the works of Al-Khwarizmi, the founder of algebra. They opened up fields of research that proved fertile up until the seventeenth century, and were soon to become both a reference and a model. Their influence was decisive on the development of algebra in Arabic no less than in Latin and Hebrew. There will be found in the present publication the first rigorously critical edition of Abu Kamil s works, as well as the first ever translation into a modern language.Text and translation are preceded by an exhau

  13. Renda, Relações Sociais e Felicidade no Brasil

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    Carlos Antonio Costa Ribeiro

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é descrever a distribuição de "bem-estar subjetivo" ou "felicidade" na população brasileira. Após uma breve revisão da literatura em psicologia, economia e sociologia sobre o tema, o texto apresenta dados comparando o Brasil com outros 134 países. O ponto central do artigo consiste na elaboração de um modelo estatístico para descrever os principais fatores correlacionados à "felicidade" da população. Em contraste com trabalhos anteriores sobre o Brasil, nossa análise revela que, além das condições materiais (principalmente a renda, diversas formas de relações sociais e de percepções são fundamentais para explicar a variação na distribuição de "felicidade". Os dados analisados são provenientes da pesquisa "Dimensões Sociais das Desigualdades", composta por uma amostra probabilística da população brasileira coletada junto a 8.048 domicílios em 2008.

  14. Balik-Terrorism: The Return of the Abu Sayyaf

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    Abuza, Zachary

    2005-01-01

    ...), a group previously known for its brutal, though hardly political, kidnappings. Though "Abu Sayyaf" is usually proceeded with the words the "al Qaeda-linked," there was little tangible evidence of such a link from the mid-1990s to 2002...

  15. Perkembangan Teater di Bali melalui Sosok Dramawan Abu Bakar

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    I Nyoman Darma Putra

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract A Western-style of theatre has developed in Bali since the turnof the twentieth century, but it has rarely attracted scholarly attention. Studies on the performing arts in Bali have mainly focused on Balinese (traditional dance and drama. This should come as no surprise given that Balinese dance and drama have developed as a broad and inseparable part of Balinese custom and religious practice. Against this phenomena, this article traces the development of Western-style theatre in Bali through the artistic activities of the prominent playwright, performer and director, Abu Bakar. From the 1960s until the present, Abu Bakar has been an active promoter of Westernsty letheatre in Bali as well as in the main cities of Java andeven in Singapore. He has also has helped students and theatre groups around Bali to study and perform theatre. Initially, Abu Bakar established his own theatre group, Poliklinik, which hascontinued to stage performances as well as collaborating with young people or student theatre study clubs. His extensiverecord of artistic activity has been recorded in newspaper reports and reviews and these form the main source of documentation in this article. By examining qualitative data collected from newspaper archives and interviews, including with Abu Bakar, this article proposes a contemporary historyof theatre or modern drama in Bali.

  16. Middle East gas export projects: The case of Abu Dhabi

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    Al Marzooqi, H.

    1995-01-01

    Abu Dhabi is ranked in the industry journals in the top 5 in the world tables of both oil and gas reserves. Gas is produced both Onshore and Offshore from associated and non-associated fields. Production has tripped during the last ten years and will increase further in the next few years as a result of current and planned investment. Development of Abu Dhabi's gas resources is aimed at enhancing oil production and recovery, meeting local and export demand and eliminating waste. Companies in Abu Dhabi are involved in all the main sectors of gas industry including production, processing, transportation and sales. The first large LNG export project by sea in Arabian Gulf was established in 1977 from Abu to Japan. Development continues and the gas is exported as LNG and is also processed into LPG and Pentane Plus for export. Japan remains the main market. The volume of Condensate available for export and processing will increase significantly in the next few years. In order to ensure a continuing and increasing supply of gas to world markets, in future years, prices will need to provide an adequate return on investment and should also reflect the environmental advantages of gas. 9 tabs

  17. Forma, valor e renda na arquitetura contemporânea

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    Pedro Fiori Arantes

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A arquitetura contemporânea vive hoje uma arriscada fusão com a publicidade e a indústria do entretenimento. Tal convergência exige uma expansão da forma arquitetônica até o limite de sua materialidade. Em busca da renda informacional máxima, característica do universo das marcas mundiais, constatamos uma inversão de seus antigos fundamentos construtivos e produtivos, subvertidos por um jogo de volumes e efeitos para além de qualquer regra ou limitação. Aliado às técnicas digitais de projeto e à reorganização dos canteiros de obra, esse novo fetichismo da forma, análogo à autonomização do poder e da riqueza abstrata no capitalismo contemporâneo, define a nova condição da arquitetura de ponta.Contemporary architecture is dangerously enmeshed with the entertainment industry and the field of advertising. This meshing has pushed architectural form to the limits of materiality. Architecture today searches for maximum informational rent, a process typical of global product branding; through this process, established building and production principles are subverted by a play of volumes and effects beyond any rule or limitation. Relying on digital design technologies and the reorganization of the building site, this new fetishism of form, analogous to the autonomization of power and abstract wealth in contemporary capitalism, defines the new condition of cutting-edge architecture.

  18. Mudanças de renda no Brasil: fatores espaciais, setoriais, educacionais e de status social

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    José Alcides Figueiredo Santos

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumo São analisadas as influências das variáveis espaciais, setoriais, educacionais e de status social nas mudanças de renda no Brasil entre 1992 e 2011. Estes fatores são considerados tanto de modo específico quanto em suas relações com classe social. O estudo combina o uso de medidas de diferenças observadas e de diferenças ajustadas por regressão quantílica. Nos modelos estimam-se tanto efeitos absolutos (em reais quanto relativos (percentuais. O trabalho aborda particularmente as alterações na renda mediana das categorias, mas observa também para as mudanças nos níveis superiores e inferiores da distribuição. A perda relativa de renda do Brasil metropolitano mostrou-se fortemente intrínseca à dimensão socioespacial. A queda nas discrepâncias brutas (não ajustadas de renda, de raça e de gênero envolveram combinações bem diferentes entre efeitos diretos e indiretos. Reduções nas desigualdades espaciais, setoriais e educacionais contribuíram para a diminuição da heterogeneidade dentro das classes sociais. Todos os cenários desenhados pelo jogo de controles estatísticos mostram que diminuiu sensivelmente a vantagem de renda dos que apresentam mais escolaridade. As mudanças de renda foram menores justamente entre as posições sociais que foram menos afetadas por alterações na distribuição ou dispersão da educação e os seus efeitos diretos e indiretos na renda.

  19. TRADISI FIQH DALAM PEMIKIRAN KHALID ABU AL-FADL

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    Qurrotul Ainiyah

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available This research is descriptive and reflective, with lifting the theme "Tradition Fiqh Thought Khalid Abu al-Fadl", the theme is intended to explore the key ideas of Khalid discourse on contemporary Islamic legal by analyzing one of his main work, Speaking in God's Name: Islamic Law, Authority, and Women.dengan using content analysis approach to examine in depth the ideas Khalid Abu al-Fadl of Islamic law, the results of this study is the ideology of Salafism Khalid Critics argue that Islamic reformism partly responsible for creating credo closed, intolerant, and shallow in understanding the sacred texts of Islam deserves to be taken seriously.   Keywords: Fiqh, Khalid

  20. Coincident Observations of Surface Ozone and NMVOCs over Abu Dhabi

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    Abbasi, Naveed; Majeed, Tariq; Iqbal, Mazhar; Tarasick, David; Davies, Jonathan; Riemer, Daniel; Apel, Eric

    2016-07-01

    The vertical profiles of ozone are measured coincidently with non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs) at the meteorological site located at the Abu Dhabi international airport (latitude 24.45N; longitude 54.22E) during the years 2012 - 2014. Some of the profiles show elevated surface ozone >95 ppbv during the winter months (December, January and February). The ground-level NMVOCs obtained from the gas chromatography-flame ionization detection/mass spectrometry system also show elevated values of acetylene, ethane, propane, butane, pentane, benzene, and toluene. NMVOCs and ozone abundances in other seasons are much lower than the values in winter season. NMVOCs are emitted from an extensive number of sources in urban environments including fuel production, distribution, and consumption, and serve as precursor of ozone. Transport sources contribute a substantial portion of the NMVOC burden to the urban atmosphere in developed regions. Abu Dhabi is located at the edge of the Arabian Gulf and is highly affected by emissions from petrochemical industries in the neighboring Gulf region. The preliminary results indicate that wintertime enhancement in ozone is associated with large values of NMVOCs at Abu Dhabi. The domestic production of surface ozone is estimated from the combination of oxygen recombination and NMVOCs and compared with the data. It is estimated that about 40-50% of ozone in Abu Dhabi is transported from the neighbouring petrochemical industries. We will present ozone sounding and NMVOCs data and our model estimates of surface ozone, including a discussion on the high levels of the tropospheric ozone responsible for contaminating the air quality in the UAE. This work is supported by National Research Foundation, UAE.

  1. Abu Dhabi and Dubai: Economic development as in Arabian Nights?

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    Benner, Maximilian

    2011-01-01

    The development of Abu Dhabi and Dubai during past years seems breathtaking. Both emirates pursue a strategy of diversifying their economic structure and thus of becoming less dependent on oil and gas. The obvious goal is to secure their prosperity for an era beyond oil. Diversification is a relevant strategic imperative for other resource-rich developing countries, too. In view of the current transformation processes in Arab countries the question whether differing strategies of the two emir...

  2. Do the Photos Tell it All? Representing Torture in the Images from Abu Ghraib

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    Dauenhauer, Katrin

    2009-01-01

    In 2004, pictures of U.S. military personnel abusing detainees of the Abu Ghraib prison came to public attention, triggering a new debate on torture. This essay examines the shock potential of the photographs from Abu Ghraib as well as the representability of pain. It argues that the role of photography in the Abu Ghraib torture scandal is a complex and complicated one, oscillating between becoming complicit in the torture and exposing it.

  3. Judicial System Restructuring and Modernization in Abu Dhabi

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    Lawrence Groo

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this article is to provide a practical overview of the recently initiated modernization of Abu Dhabi’s judicial system. Beginning in 2007, Abu Dhabi’s Government launched a comprehensive effort to transform the Emirate’s judicial system. While the implementation of these reforms is ongoing, with the adoption of the law in May 2007 establishing the new judicial architecture the initial phase of the modernization program is already complete. The restructuring process encompasses court management and administration reform, a new judicial training regime, a redesigned organizational structure for the Emirate’s Judicial Department and courts, and the establishment of a system-wide strategic planning and budgeting process. Many of these initiatives are supported by applying advanced IT-based applications. Given the early achievements and ambitious broader aims of the restructuring process, Abu Dhabi’s example is relevant not only to the other Emirates within the Federal UAE system, but also within the context of the wider Middle East region.

  4. Análise de Convergência da Renda em Santa Catarina entre 2001 e 2012: PIB per capita, Espacialidade, Renda Pessoal e Demografia

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    Krisley Mendes

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho analisa a convergência absoluta e condicional da renda em Santa Catarina. Primeiramente, com base no PIB per capita, analisando a dependência espacial entre os 293 municípios do estado. Posteriormente, com base em microdados da PNAD, analisando a dinâmica da desigualdade entre gerações. O modelo teórico provém de Solow (1956 e Jones (1997 e os instrumentos derivam das ferramentas da econometria espacial e da análise de dados em painel, utilizando as correções para amostras complexas. Os resultados mostram que há convergência de renda entre os municípios de Santa Catarina, podendo levar cerca de 20 anos para que a desigualdade se extinga. A análise espacial não apontou dependência espacial. Entre as gerações também há convergência, sendo fortemente impulsionada por políticas educacionais e de treinamento do trabalhador. Cada ano de estudo adicional acrescenta 20% no diferencial de renda e cada ano de experiência 7%.

  5. Designing Professional Development for Principals in a Context of Change: The Case of Abu Dhabi

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    Blaik Hourani, Rida; Stringer, Patricia

    2015-01-01

    Schools in Abu Dhabi are going through a period of transformation and reform. The Abu Dhabi Education Council commenced a professional development plan for principals to enhance their capabilities to manage and initiate change in light of the reforms. This study was conducted to explore principals' perspectives on professional development…

  6. Introduction of an Emergency Response Plan for flood loading of Sultan Abu Bakar Dam in Malaysia

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    Said, N. F. Md; Sidek, L. M.; Basri, H.; Muda, R. S.; Razad, A. Z. Abdul

    2016-03-01

    Sultan Abu Bakar Dam Emergency Response Plan (ERP) is designed to assist employees for identifying, monitoring, responding and mitigation dam safety emergencies. This paper is outlined to identification of an organization chart, responsibility for emergency management team and triggering level in Sultan Abu Bakar Dam ERP. ERP is a plan that guides responsibilities for proper operation of Sultan Abu Bakar Dam in respond to emergency incidents affecting the dam. Based on this study four major responsibilities are needed for Abu Bakar Dam owing to protect any probable risk for downstream which they can be Incident Commander, Deputy Incident Commander, On-Scene Commander, Civil Engineer. In conclusion, having organization charts based on ERP studies can be helpful for decreasing the probable risks in any projects such as Abu Bakar Dam and it is a way to identify and suspected and actual dam safety emergencies.

  7. Acceptance for Beneficial Use (ABU) Update for 241-AW-104 Waste Transfer Project

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    MEWES, B.S.

    2001-01-01

    In October of 2000 an Engineering Task Plan (ETP), RPP-6869, was drafted to define objectives, document requirements, and define organizational responsibilities for the purpose of design installation and turnover of the 241-AW-104 Pump Replacement Project The ETP included an Acceptance for Beneficial Use (ABU) checklist, which delineated all tasks necessary to turn the 241-AW-104 Replaced Transfer Pump over to Operations, Maintenance, and Plant Engineering Signature approval of the respective Engineering Data Transmittal (EDT 630501) signified agreement that the ABU checklist was all-inclusive. In January 2001 an additional EDT (EDT 624153) was drafted to define completed ABU items, provide corresponding supporting documentation, and status open items in need of completion. This supporting document is to serve two purposes: (1) update ABU checklist items completed since January 2001, and (2) define remaining ABU checklist items in need of completion

  8. Human Right Abuses of Prisoners at Abu Ghraib

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    Lisa D. Henry

    2017-01-01

    Abu Ghraib, located a few miles on the western end of Baghdad, was an infamous prison facility, during the reigns of Saddam Hussein. Thousands of inmates were held at one time in the facility. Inmates were subjected to executions and torture along with despicable living conditions. After U.S. intimated the collapse of the vile regime of Hussein in 2002-03, lootings followed. The prison facility was also a target of such mob attacks. This led to the facility’s already bare minimum fixtures des...

  9. Análise das estratégias de renda dos Agricultures Familiares de Itapejara D’ Oeste – PR

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    Ana Paula Schevinski Villwock

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Sabendo-se que a reprodução social da agricultura familiar se consolida na diversificação das fontes de renda e na capacidade de se adaptar aos novos contextos sociais da modernidade, questiona-se: quais são as estratégias de renda dos agricultores familiares que pertencem a categorias de maior e menor renda? Para tanto, procurou-se analisar as estratégias de renda de um grupo representativo de agricultores familiares do município de Itapejara D’Oeste categorizados entre grupos de alta e baixa renda nos anos de 2005 e 2010. Como resultado se identificou que o aumento de renda decorreu da junção do binômio grãos e leite com a possibilidade de dispor de um maior acesso a área agrícola cultivável; bem como, da oportunidade de dispor de uma renda não agrícola.

  10. Parking problems in Abu Dhabi, UAE toward an intelligent parking management system “ADIP: Abu Dhabi Intelligent Parking”

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    Alkheder, Sharaf A.; Al Rajab, Murad M.; Alzoubi, Khalid

    2016-01-01

    Car parking is a serious problem in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries in general and in United Arab Emirates (UAE) in particular. This problem has been associated with the exceptional growth in the number of cars, buses, trucks, and other modes of transportation over the past few decades. In Abu Dhabi (the capital city of UAE), finding a parking at some locations is a real challenge due to the lack of available parking slots in the city. In 2009, in order to organize the randomness in ...

  11. Measurement of solar energy radiation in Abu Dhabi, UAE

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    Islam, M.D.; Kubo, I.; Ohadi, M.; Alili, A.A.

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents data on measurement of actual solar radiation in Abu Dhabi (24.43 deg. N, 54.45 deg. E). Global solar radiation and surface temperatures were measured and analyzed for one complete year. High resolution, real-time solar radiation and other meteorological data were collected and processed. Daily and monthly average solar radiation values were calculated from the one-minute average recorded values. The highest daily and monthly mean solar radiation values were 369 and 290 W/m 2 , respectively. The highest one-minute average daily solar radiation was 1041 W/m 2 . Yearly average daily energy input was 18.48 MJ/m 2 /day. Besides the global solar radiation, the daily and monthly average clearness indexes along with temperature variations are discussed. When possible, global solar energy radiation and some meteorological data are compared with corresponding data in other Arab state capitals. The data collected indicate that Abu Dhabi has a strong potential for solar energy capture

  12. Renewable energy policy options for Abu Dhabi: Drivers and barriers

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    Mezher, Toufic; Dawelbait, Gihan; Abbas, Zeina

    2012-01-01

    Climate change and fossil fuel depletion are the main drivers for the recent focus on Renewable Energy (RE) resources. However, since the high cost of RE technologies is the main obstacle facing the diffusion of RE power generation, economic and political intervention is inevitable. In the United Arab Emirates (UAE) population and economic growth are the main causes of a sharp increase of energy demand. Two key related factors highlight the need to establish a RE sector: first the UAE has one of the highest carbon footprint in the world and second, the rate of depletion of its main energy generation resource – fossil fuel. In this study, we present a review of overall policies in sixty-one countries, focusing on their efforts to adopt RE resources in the power sector, and on their implementation of fundamental policies implemented. Furthermore, we investigate the applicability to Abu Dhabi UAE of the main RE policies implemented worldwide. As a result of our analysis, we recommend the implementation of a mixed policy of Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) and the Quota system for RE electricity generation in order for the UAE to meet its 7% target by 2020. - Highlights: ► Comprehensive review of renewable energy policy mechanisms. ► Summarizes the renewable energy policy adoptions, targets, and installed capacity in many countries. ► Gives recommendations on renewable energy policy options for Abu Dhabi, an oil rich country.

  13. Measurement of solar energy radiation in Abu Dhabi, UAE

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    Islam, M.D.; Kubo, I.; Ohadi, M.; Alili, A.A. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, P.O. Box 2533 (United Arab Emirates)

    2009-04-15

    This paper presents data on measurement of actual solar radiation in Abu Dhabi (24.43 N, 54.45 E). Global solar radiation and surface temperatures were measured and analyzed for one complete year. High resolution, real-time solar radiation and other meteorological data were collected and processed. Daily and monthly average solar radiation values were calculated from the one-minute average recorded values. The highest daily and monthly mean solar radiation values were 369 and 290 W/m{sup 2}, respectively. The highest one-minute average daily solar radiation was 1041 W/m{sup 2}. Yearly average daily energy input was 18.48 MJ/m{sup 2}/day. Besides the global solar radiation, the daily and monthly average clearness indexes along with temperature variations are discussed. When possible, global solar energy radiation and some meteorological data are compared with corresponding data in other Arab state capitals. The data collected indicate that Abu Dhabi has a strong potential for solar energy capture. (author)

  14. Analysis of Modern Elements in Works of Abu Turab Khosravi

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    Hosniyeh Nejatzadeh Eidgahi

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Contemplation on the theoretical foundations of modern fiction and modern texts denotes the fact that some of these texts highlight the new features of trends of modernism in literature closely related to the theme and motif including the inherent time and abstract thought. So far only some modernist elements were analyzed theoretically, while their competence and highlight is of important in modernist narratives that will be discussed in the current research. Features such as highlighted concepts of dying, deabsolutism and imbalance. The collections Divane Somenat, Havieyeh and Ketab-e Viran have the highest frequency in the use of the above components. The contemplation on the works by Abu Turab Khosravi from the perspective of characteristics listed as well as a few other basic components is a clear way and representation of his stories deep structure for the audience. The current paper modernist narratives are analytical-descriptive and in addition to introducing and analyzing each component of the narrative, one or more concrete example is given. The results show Abu Turab Khosravi is a technic-oriented writer and modernist features of delicate relationship with the fiction theme are hidden in narratives requiring to be explored in this context.

  15. Studi Eksperimental Pembuatan Ekosemen dari Abu Sampah dan Cangkang Kerang sebagai Bahan Alternatif Pengganti Semen

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    Frieska Ariesta Syafnijal

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Telah dibuat ekosemen dari bahan abu sampah organik dan abu cangkang kerang. Sampah organik dibakar dengan insinerator pada suhu 1000oC. Abu cangkang kerang dipanaskan dengan furnace pada suhu 700oC. Hasil pengujian komposisi awal XRD (X-Ray Diffraction, Abu sampah organik mengandung 69,7% CaCO3; 12,1% KCl; 4% Cd0.15Gd0.85; 3% SiO2; 8,1% Fe ( Se0.5Te0.5 dan 3% Al2ErGe2, Abu cangkang kerang mengandung 100% CaCO3. Ditentukan tiga variasi jumlah komposisi Abu sampah:Abu cangkang kerang yaitu Ekosemen A (58,2%:40%; Ekosemen B (49,1%:49,1% dan Ekosemen C (54,01%:44,09%. Sebagai variabel kontrol digunakan Semen Portland jenis OPC (Ordinary Portland Cement merek ‘Semen Gresik’. Dilakukan pengujian fisika yaitu kuat tekan mortar dan densitas serbuk. Pengujian XRD dilakukan untuk mengetahui komposisi kimia dari ekosemen. Dari hasil pengujian fisika didapat ekosemen B paling mendekati nilai ‘Semen Gresik’ OPC yaitu kuat tekan 3 hari (7,2 kg/cm2 dan densitas serbuk (2,535 gr/ml.   

  16. Abu Ghraib: Prisoner Abuse in the Light of Islamic and International Laws

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    Syed Serajul Islam

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract: This study analyses the prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib in the light of Islamic and International laws. Using documentary sources, the paper argues that Islamic law is far superior than the International law as enshrined in the Geneva Conventions and the United Nations Charter on the treatment of prisoners of war. It found the abuse of the prisoners at Abu Ghraib a routine operation carried out in obedience to orders issued by the higher authorities. The photographs portraying images of dehumanization in Abu Ghraib is unacceptable either in Islamic or international law.

  17. 241-SY-101 multi-functional instrument tree acceptance for beneficial use (ABU)

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    1995-01-01

    This document formally demonstrates that the ABU process for the 241-SY-101 risers 17B and 17C Multi-functional Instrument Trees (MIT's) has been properly completed in accordance with the approved ABU checklists. For each item required on the ABU Checklist, a bibliography of the documentation prepared and released to satisfy the requirements is provided. Release of this documentation signifies that the tank farm Operations, Engineering, and Maintenance organizations have accepted responsibility for the MIT'S in 241-SY-101 Risers 17B and 17C

  18. Modernisation or Westernisation of Johor under Abu Bakar: A Historical Analysis.

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    Full Text Available Abstract: The transformation of Johor under Abu Bakar has been variously described as modernisation or westernisation. Westernisation argument is flawed because during the period under consideration, Johor was not yet fully under the control of the West. The archival records show that Johor’s transformation was self-initiated to promote the welfare of the people. The reforms Abu Bakar brought about in Johor affected more the Malay culture than Islamic rules and practices. Even then these reforms not simply modernised but elevated the position of certain aspects of Malay culture. It is, therefore, appropriate to describe Abu Bakar as the father of modern Johor.

  19. Crescimento econômico municipal em Mato Grosso: uma análise de convergência de renda

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    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa os efeitos dos componentes setoriais do valor adicionado bruto sobre o crescimento econômico e a convergência de renda em Mato Grosso de 2001 a 2007. Adaptou-se o modelo de Barro e Sala-i-Martin para β convergência com técnicas econométricas espaciais. Os testes de autocorrelação espacial indicaram dependência espacial nas taxas de crescimento e composições setoriais da renda per capita no valor adicionado total. Houve convergência absoluta e condicional da renda nos municípios mato-grossenses. O setor agropecuário foi o principal responsável pelas oscilações econômicas, tanto para formação do valor adicionado como para a geração de renda.

  20. Arrendamento privado em Portugal: uma leitura a partir da regulação das rendas

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    Alves, Sonia; Azevedo, Alda; Moura Ferreira, Pedro

    2017-01-01

    Este artigo contribui para o debate do papel do Estado na regulação do sector de arrendamento privado em Portugal num momento em que é implementado um Novo Regime de Arrendamento Urbano. A informação estatística disponível, nomeadamente sobre a duração dos contratos e os valores das rendas, alerta...

  1. A formação do capital social em uma comunidade de baixa renda.

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    Souto-Maior Fontes, Breno Augusto

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    Full Text Available Este artigo objetiva analisar as inserções em redes egocentradas de indivíduos de uma comunidade de baixa renda na cidade do Recife. A partir de algumas considerações iniciais sobre redes egocentradas, ensaiamos uma análise de redes construídas em uma comunidade de baixa renda. Os dados de que dispomos para análise foram extraídos de uma pesquisa empírica em uma comunidade de baixa renda na cidade do Recife. O nosso objetivo é verificar o quão de particular existe nessas populações de baixa renda, e o que se pode extrair de regularidades em redes egocentradas, e também observar, a partir de índices de capital social construídos, que posições diferenciadas na estrutura social podem existir quando se introduz a variável "rede social". Interessa-nos particularmente discutir as hipóteses de FLAP sobre relações sociais como recursos ou como capital. Os índices construídos nos remeterão a três grandes blocos de questões: (a o número de relações onde se inscrevem capacidades potenciais para ajudas; (b a extensão das redes de ajuda, função da intensidade das relações; e (c os recursos que podem ser alocados a partir dessas relações. As bases empíricas desse artigo dizem respeito a informações extraídas de redes egocentradas da comunidade de Chão de Estrelas, Recife. Foram aplicados 295 questionários, a partir de amostra aleatória simples em um universo de 1.131 domicílios (sendo escolhida uma pessoa adulta por domicílio.

  2. SEGMENTAÃÃO DA BAIXA RENDA BASEADO NO ORÃAMENTO FAMILIAR

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    Juracy Gomes Parente

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available O mercado de baixa renda vem ganhando relevância econômica e as peculiaridades no seu padrão de consumo precisam ser entendidas. O objetivo deste trabalho da área de marketing é identificar, com base em um estudo de agrupamentos, padrões heterogêneos de consumo deste grupo de consumidores. Neste sentido, o presente artigo realiza um estudo descritivo do orçamento de uma amostra de 338 famílias de baixa renda de São Paulo oriundas da Pesquisa de Orçamentos Familiares (POF do IBGE â Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística. Usando micro dados da POF e aplicando a técnica de análise de conglomerados na composição do orçamento familiar, foram identificados cinco segmentos distintos de famílias de baixa renda, que foram aqui denominados de: "Sofredores do aluguel", "Jeitinho Brasileiro", "Valorização do ter", "Batalhadores pela sobrevivência" e "Investidores".

  3. Stratigraphy, facies analysis and depositional environments of the Upper Unit of Abu Roash "E" member in the Abu Gharadig field, Western Desert, Egypt

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    Hewaidy, Abdel Galil; Elshahat, O. R.; Kamal, Samy

    2018-03-01

    Abu Roach "E" member is of an important hydrocarbon reservoir-producing horizon in the Abu Gharadig Field (north Western Desert, Egypt). This study is used to build facies analysis and depositional environments model for the Upper Unit of the Abu Roash "E" member in Abu Gharadig Field. This target has been achieved throughout the sedimentological, wire line logs, lithostratigraphic and biostratigraphic analyses of more than 528 feet cores. The high-resolution biostratigraphic analysis provides a calibration for the paleo-bathymetry and depositional environmental interpretations. Biozonation and lithostratigraphic markers are used to constrain stratigraphic correlation. Integration between the core description and petorographic microfacies analysis by microscope examination provide an excellent indication for the rock types and depositional environments. Five depositional facies types are detected including carbonate inner ramp, tidal flats, tidal channels, supra-tidal and tide dominated delta facies. This model helps in the understanding of the Upper Unit of Abu Roash "E" member reservoir distribution as well as lateral and vertical facies changes that contribute to the development strategy for the remaining hydrocarbon reserves for this important oil reservoir.

  4. The Abu Ghraib Scandal: Impact on the Army Profession and the Intelligence Process

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    Bland, Dean

    2005-01-01

    .... Allegations of physical and emotional abuses by U.S. military personnel against Iraqi detainees in the Abu Ghraib prison shocked the world and led to calls for investigations, punishments, resignations, and war policy adjustments...

  5. Pembuatan dan Pengujian Kualitas Semen Portland Yang Diperkaya Silikat Abu Ampas Tebu

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    Suci Wulandari, Indah Pratama

    2015-01-01

    Penelitian ini mengkaji pengaruh penambahan abu ampas tebu terhadap kuat tekan mortar dan sifat fisis semen portland komposit, meliputi: kehalusan semen, kebutuhan air semen, waktu pengikatan semen, pemuaian dan komposisi kimia semen. Dari hasil penelitian, besar kuat tekan pada penggunaan abu ampas tebu dengan kadar 9% merupakan penambahan optimum pada mortar yang direndam larutan kapur jenuh Sedangkan dari hasil pengujian fisis yang meliputi kehalusan semen, kebutuhan air semen, waktu pengi...

  6. OIL SPILL DETECTION AND MONITORING OF ABU DHABI COASTAL ZONE USING KOMPSAT-5 SAR IMAGERY

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    H. A. Harahsheh

    2016-01-01

    Abu Dhabi Government endorsed vision for its Maritime Strategy ‘A safe, secure and sustainable maritime domain for Abu Dhabi'. This research study share this vision using the concept of monitoring as tool for marine protection against any possible oil pollution. The best technology to detect and monitor oil pollution and in particularly oil spill is SAR imagery In this case study we chose KOMPSAT-5 SAR. KOMPSAT-5 carries X-band SAR for earth observation, and is capable of day-...

  7. Modernisation or Westernisation of Johor under Abu Bakar: A Historical Analysis.

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    A Rahman Tang Abdullah

    2008-01-01

    Abstract: The transformation of Johor under Abu Bakar has been variously described as modernisation or westernisation. Westernisation argument is flawed because during the period under consideration, Johor was not yet fully under the control of the West. The archival records show that Johor’s transformation was self-initiated to promote the welfare of the people. The reforms Abu Bakar brought about in Johor affected more the Malay culture than Islamic rules and practices. Even then these refo...

  8. In the remote western desert oasis of Egypt -Abu Minqar community ...

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    Les habitants du village oasien d'Abu Minqar, au centre du désert occidental, ont démontré que les populations peuvent prendre en mains leurs ressources et en assurer une gestion des plus efficaces et équitables. Comme tous les habitants de l'oasis de Farafra, les agriculteurs d'Abu. Minqar font face à nombreux défis ...

  9. PERBANDINGAN KEMAMPUAN SILIKA GEL DARI ABU SABUT KELAPA DAN ABU SEKAM PADI UNTUK MENURUNKAN KADAR LOGAM Cd2+

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    Full Text Available Penelitian mengenai pembuatan silika gel dari bahan baku abu sabut kelapa (ASK dan abu sekam padi (ASP telah dilakukan dengan memanfaatkan kandungan silikanya. Bahan baku ASK dan ASP ditambah larutan NaOH dengan pemanasan dan peleburan pada suhu 500C selama 30 menit menghasilkan larutan natrium silikat, kemudian larutan natrium silikat masing-masing diasamkan dengan HCl 3 M hingga pH 7 dan dikeringkan hingga menjadi silika gel abu sabut kelapa (SG-ASK dan silika gel abu sekam padi (SG-ASP. Hasil karakterisasi XRD menyatakan bahwa SG-ASK dan SG-ASP menghasilkan silika berbentuk amorf, sedangkan hasil analisis FT-IR menyatakan bahwa silika gel memiliki gugus fungsi Si-OH, Si-O dan Si-H. Hasil penelitian mengenai uji penyerapan ion logam Cd2+ menunjukkan bahwa penyerapan optimum ion logam Cd2+ dalam larutan oleh SG-ASK adalah pada pH 6, waktu kontak 60 menit dan konsentrasi optimum 7,45 ppm. Hasil uji penyerapan optimum ion logam Cd2+ dalam larutan oleh SG-ASP pada pH 7, waktu kontak 90 menit dan konsentrasi optimum 11,78 ppm. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa kemampuan SG-ASP lebih besar dibandingkan dengan kemampuan SG-ASK dalam menurunkan kadar ion logam Cd2+ dalam larutan.Research on the manufacture of gel silica from coconut husk ash (ASK and rice husk ash (ASP has been conducted by utilizing their silica contents. ASK and ASP were added by an NaOH solution, then by heated and melted at temperature 500C for 30 minutes to produce sodium silicate solution. The solution was then acidified separately with HCl 3 M up to pH 7 and dried into silica gel of coconut husk ash (SG-ASK and silica gel of rice husk ash (SG-ASP. The result of XRD characterization showed that SG-ASK and SG-ASP both produced amorphous silica, while the result of FT-IR analysis showed that silica gel had functional groups of Si-OH, Si-O and Si-H. The research on the test adsorption of Cd2+ metal ions showed that the optimum adsorption of Cd2+ metal ions in solution by SG

  10. Stated preferences for future management developments in the hospitality sector: a case study of Abu Dhabi, UAE

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    2014-01-01

    Abu-Dhabi (AD) is the largest of the seven Emirates that comprise the United Arab Emirates. Abu-Dhabi, the capital of the UAE with 1,493,000 inhabitants, accounts for 86.7% of the total surface area of the state. The emirate of Abu-Dhabi, through its Policy Agenda 2007-2008, the strategic Plan 2008-2012 and the Plan Vision Abu-Dhabi 2030 has recently re-branded itself and has made a series of assertive moves in order to boost the tourism and hospitality sectors as a means to a more diversifie...

  11. Oferta de trabalho, comportamento criminal e redistribuição de renda

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    2007-01-01

    Este trabalho desenvolve e calibra um modelo de equilíbrio dinâmico de crime. O objetivo É estudar e quantificar os determinantes do comportamento criminal: aparato de polícia, condições do mercado de trabalho, perfil etário da população, composição do capital humano, crescimento econônomico e desigualdade de renda. Diferentemente dos trabalhos anteriores, o modelo considerado aqui leva em conta a decisão individual sobre lazer. Isso permite capturar as diferenças no padrão da ofe...

  12. A renda da terra e suas cambalhotas: uma discussão sobre renda fundiária urbana, solo como mercadoria e a centralidade do Iguatemi

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    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa o processo de produção do mais novo centro de negócios de Salvador - a centralidade da área do Iguatemi. Valendo-se de uma discussão teórica sobre a renda da terra, este trabalho utiliza categorias de análise que possibilitam desvendar o processo de valorização de trechos do solo urbano nessa cidade. Partindo da interpretação de dados oriundos de projetos de planejamento municipal, estatísticas, legislação de uso do solo, notícias da imprensa, este trabalho mostra que essa centralidade surgiu como resultado de um sistema integrado de ações de diferentes agentes governamentais e privados nos últimos 40 anos. O artigo revela que por trás de discursos oficiais de desenvolvimento urbano e de políticas governamentais de planejamento, desenvolveram-se agendas e práticas de um planejamento urbano invisível, que alocou recursos e materializou trabalho numa porção .solo virgem. da cidade do Salvador. Este processo resultou na elevação do valor da renda fundiária dessa área, o que atendeu a interesses privados. Este estudo configura-se num esforço de tornar o invisível visível e fornece algumas bases para o uso de novos e alternativos modelos de interpretação da produção do espaço urbano. Abstract This article analyzes the process of production of the Salvador¥s newest central business district - the Iguatemi Area. Using the Land Income Theory, this paper applies its analytical tools to reveal the process of increasing of land income on this part of the city. Based on the data from municipal planning projects, statistics, land use legislation and press coverage, the paper show s that this new center is a result of an integrated system of different governmental and private agencies actions in the last 40 years. The article reveals that behind urban development official discusses and governmental planning policies, one agenda and practices of invisible urban planning were developed, seeking to

  13. Produto interno bruto, emprego e renda do macrossetor da construção civil paranaense em 2006

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    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta os multiplicadores de emprego e renda, direto, indireto e induzido para a economia do estado do Paraná, dando ênfase à indústria da Construção Civil. O primeiro passo para a realização do trabalho foi estimar a matriz de insumo-produto do estado do Paraná para 2006, por meio do método RAS. Na sequência, obteve-se o Produto Interno Bruto do macro-setor da Construção Civil ─ cerca de 8,07% do PIB do estado. Também foram estimados os volumes de emprego e renda direto e indireto induzido. Os resultados apontaram que o consumo final da indústria da Construção Civil gera 423,5 mil empregos, no valor de 2.418 milhões de reais de renda do trabalho.

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

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

  15. Cash Transfers and Mayoral Elections: The Case of Sao Paulo's Renda Mínima

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    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Several recently published studies analyze the effects of national conditional cash transfer (CCT programs, such as the Brazilian Bolsa Família and the Mexican Oportunidades, on presidential elections. Most of them show that these programs boost incumbents' electoral support among the poor. This research note is the first scholarly attempt to investigate this phenomenon at a lower-level unit of a federal state, by assessing the impact of a municipal cash transfer program on a mayoral election. Specifically, it investigates whether Renda Mínima, the cash transfer program of the city of Sao Paulo, affected beneficiaries' electoral behavior in favor of the incumbent candidate in the 2004 mayoral election. This note analyzes survey data from CEBRAP/IBOPE and shows that cash transfers did, indeed, affect beneficiaries' behavior in the predicted direction, but only in cases where they did not benefit from any other CCT program, such as the federal Bolsa Família or the São Paulo state Renda Cidadã. These results suggest that the pro-incumbent effect of CCT programs may be diluted by similar programs launched by governments at other tiers of a federation, even if they are led by the same party.

  16. Quanto custa para as famílias de baixa renda obterem uma dieta saudável no Brasil?

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do estudo foi identificar o custo necessário para a obtenção de uma dieta saudável no Brasil e analisar o comprometimento dessa prática na renda familiar. Foram utilizados dados da Pesquisa de Orçamentos Familiares de 2008. Aquisições de alimentos foram coletadas durante sete dias em 55.970 domicílios. Dois subconjuntos compostos apenas por famílias de baixa renda (≤ R$ 415,00 per capita/mês e ≤ US$ 1,00 per capita/dia foram analisados. A partir dos alimentos obtidos, foram calculados calorias, despesa com alimentação e o preço médio dos oito grupos alimentares presentes no Guia Brasileiro. Foram comparados os gastos atuais e ideais para os oito grupos. As obtenções excederam às recomendações para feijões, óleos/gorduras, doces, carnes/ovos e não alcançaram as recomendações para frutas, hortaliças, lácteos e cereais. Atingir as recomendações aumentaria os gastos com a alimentação em 58%, para indivíduos de renda/per capita de ≤ US$ 1,00 per capita/dia, e em 39%, para indivíduos com renda ≤ R$ 415,00, e comprometeria em 145% a renda familiar. Brasileiros de menor poder aquisitivo necessitam aumentar a renda para atingir a dieta ideal.

  17. PREPARASI DAN KARAKTERISASI ZEOLIT DARI ABU LAYANG BATUBARA SECARA ALKALI HIDROTERMAL

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    Full Text Available Preparasi zeolit dari abu layang batubara PLTU Suralaya secara alkali hidrotermal telah dilakukan. Preparasi dilakukan terhadap abu layang yang telah direfluks dengan HCl 1M dan tanpa refluks. Larutan NaOH dengan konsentrasi tertentu ( 1 ; 2 dan 3 M dicampur dengan abu layang batu bara dengan rasio 10 ml larutan tiap 1 gram abu layang, ke dalam tabung Teflon 100 ml dalam suatu autoclave stainless-steel. Autoclave kemudian dipanaskan pada temperature 80-16 oC selama tiga hari. Zeolit sintesis yang dihasilkan selanjutnya diuji secara kualitatif dengan menggunakan Spektroskopi Inframerah, dan Difraksi Sinar-X. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa aktivasi abu layang dengan proses alkali hidrotermal dapat menghasilkan material yang mempunyai struktur mirip zeolit (zeolit-like. Produk hidrotermal terdiri dari campuran zeolit (Zeolit P, Zeolit Y serta kristal sodalit dan mullit. Pada temperatur 160 oC, diperoleh zeolit dengan kristalinitas lebih tinggi dari pada 100 oC, baik melalui refluks atau tanpa refluks. Karakteristik zeolit yang terbentuk sangat ditentukan oleh kondisi proses, yang meliputi konsentrasi NaOH, waktu, dan temperatur.

  18. Reflections on the Reggio Emilia Approach as Inspiration for Early Childhood Teacher Education in Abu Dhabi, UAE

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    Baker, Fiona S.

    2015-01-01

    This article discusses a teacher educator's reflections on her participation in an international study group and visits to the infant-toddler and pre-schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, as inspiration for early childhood teacher education in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The following five themes are reflected on, for teacher education in the context of Abu Dhabi:…

  19. Communication and Collaboration in Library Technical Services: A Case Study of New York University in Abu Dhabi

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    Parrott, Justin

    2016-01-01

    New York University Abu Dhabi Library has developed new strategies to increase efficiency in technical services processing between units based in New York and Abu Dhabi. This case study discusses the challenges specific to the international context and the methods used to overcome them, increase speed processing, and ultimately improve patron…

  20. Science as Interests but Not for Career: Understanding High School Students' Engagement in Science in Abu Dhabi

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    Yang, Guang; Badri, Masood; Al-Mazroui, Karima; Al-Rashedi, Asma; Nai, Peng

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    Understanding high school students' engagement in science is important for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Drawing on data from the ROSE Survey conducted in Abu Dhabi schools in 2013, this paper used a multi-dimensional framework to explore associations between high school students' engagement in science and a range of student psychosocial and…

  1. SINTESIS SILIKA AEROGEL DENGAN BAHAN DASAR ABU BAGASSE

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    Full Text Available SYNTHESIS OF SILICA AEROGEL FROM BAGASSE ASH. Synthesis of silica aerogel from bagasse ash was done by alkaline extraction followed by sol-gel. Bagasse ash was extracted with NaOH at its boiling temperature for one hour with continue stirring, to produce sodium silicate. Subsequently, sodium silicate was pass through ionic exchanger resin, to produces silicic acid (SA. Silicic acid solution was then added with TMCS and HMDS as surface modifier agent. In order to form gel pH must be adjusted to final pH of 8-9 by addition of NH4OH solution. The resulting gel then was aged and dried at ambient pressure and at a certain time and temperature. Characterization of products was done by measuring its pore volume, surface area, and hydrophobisity (contact angle. TMCS serves as water expeller from the pores and subsequently surface was modified by HMDS and TMCS. HMDS content will linearly increase surface area, pore volume, and the contact angle of the resulting silica aerogel. Characteristics of silica aerogel was generated by varying the composition of the SA:TMCS:HMDS resulting has a surface area of 50-488 m2/g, pore volume from 0.2 to 0.9 m3 /g, the contact angle of 48-119 and pore diameter ranging from 5.7-22.56 nm. Based on the resulting pore diameter, the synthesized of silica aerogel categorized as mesoporous.      Abstrak   Sintesis silika aerogel dari bahan dasar abu bagasse dilakukan dengan ekstraksi basa dan diikuti dengan sol-gel. Abu bagasse diekstrak dengan NaOH pada suhu didihnya sambil diaduk selama satu jam, menghasilkan sodium silikat. Selanjutnya, sodium silikat dilewatkan resin penukar ion, menghasilkan asam silicic (SA. Larutan asam silicic kemudian ditambahkan trimethy­l­chlorosilane (TMCS dan hexamethyldisilazane (HMDS sebagai agen pemodifikasi permukaan. Untuk terjadinya gel pH diatur hingga mencapai 8-9 dengan penambahan larutan NH4OH. Gel yang dihasilkan kemudian di-aging dan dikeringkan pada tekanan ambien pada suhu dan

  2. The Theatre of Cruelty: Dehumanization, Objectification & Abu Ghraib

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    Christiana Spens

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    Full Text Available A clumsy pyramid of kneeling men, naked apart from the hoods over their heads, with a smiling, fair-headed woman and a grinning man with a moustache, wearing green cleaning gloves; a slight woman with a blank expression and a man on the floor, on a limp leash; a hooded, robed figure, standing on a box with his arms outstretched and a pose similar to the crucifixion, with sinister wires behind him, and otherwise blank surroundings.  A row of more hooded, naked men, forced to do sexual acts as a female prison guard (Lynndie England, tanned and wearing various shades of khaki, grins and does a thumbs up sign, pointing at him, her cigarette tilted and her expression not altogether different from Bonnie in 'Bonnie and Clyde. 'A man in uniform and a black beanie hat, sitting on an Iraqi prisoner. Another pyramid of naked detainees, with a man and women behind them, smiling arm in arm, as if they are standing by a caught wild boar or large fish, or a well-organised barbeque. The moustached man (Charles Graner, again smiling and giving a thumbs up sign, this time over a corpse, whose bloody eyes have been bandaged. A naked prisoner covering his ears, as several dogs bark at him, and soldiers watch on. Another prisoner chained to a bed-frame, with some underpants covering his face.  These infamous scenes, shown in the Abu Ghraib photographs, shocked many people, and the perpetrators of the torture depicted were condemned by the relevant authorities. They transformed from clandestine mementos of hidden violence to records of an international scandal and evidence of serious crime. Their meaning changed depending on who saw them, how they were interpreted, what reactions they provoked, and the rulings of the courts regarding the people involved. They went from being private victory shots, to an international public relations disaster, to evidence of breaking of the Geneva Convention.

  3. Valores que motivam mulheres de baixa renda a comprar produtos de beleza.

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    Full Text Available O artigo tem como objetivo identificar valores individuais que motivam mulheres de baixa renda, mesmo vivendo com severas limitações financeiras, a comprar produtos de beleza, que poderiam, à primeira vista, ser considerados itens supérfluos. O modelo de cadeia meios-fim de Gutman (1982 e os tipos de valores de Rokeach (1973 e Floch (1990 constituíram sua base conceitual. Foram conduzidas entrevistas em profundidade, empregando a técnica laddering (REYNOLD; GUTMAN, 1988, com 17 mulheres de baixa renda residentes na cidade do Rio de Janeiro. As entrevistas também foram interpretadas com o auxílio de análises de conteúdo e de discurso. Os resultados trazem evidências de que, com o uso de produtos de beleza, as consumidoras de baixa renda buscam elevar sua autoestima, constantemente abalada pelas restrições financeiras, que as coloca em permanente situação de desvantagem. Também buscam, por meio da beleza, obter respeito de classes sociais hierarquicamente superiores, já que a aparência parece ser uma maneira eficaz para diminuir sua percepção de discriminação por serem pobres. As entrevistadas mostraram-se muito conscientes de suas limitações orçamentárias para aquisição de produtos de beleza, comprando apenas o que podem pagar. A marca dos produtos selecionados para compra surgiu como fator importante em suas escolhas, não para obter status, mas como garantia da qualidade dos produtos. Este trabalho buscou ampliar o conhecimento sobre o comportamento de consumo dos grupos sociais na base da pirâmide, examinando questões ainda pouco exploradas, como valores de sua subcultura. Sob a perspectiva gerencial, esta pesquisa propõe contribuições para a gestão do composto de marketing de empresas que pretendam atuar nesse mercado.

  4. DELIGNIFIKASI BAMBU PETUNG (DENDROCALAMUS ASPER DENGAN EKSTRAK ABU JERAMI PADI DAN KAYU

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    Endah Sulistiawati

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    Full Text Available Kebutuhan tekstil di Indonesia terus meningkat seiring dengan bertambahnya jumlah penduduk. Selama ini pemenuhan tekstil sebagian besar diimpor dari beberapa negara, antara lain: India, China, dan Jepang. Di sisi lain, Indonesia merupakan negara agraris, dengan limbah pertanian yang melimpah. Juga tanaman bambu tumbuh subur dan banyak terdapat di negeri ini. Keunggulan serat tekstil bambu adalah bersifat antiseptik, tahan terhadap mikroba. Penelitian ini merupakan salah satu langkah dalam pembuatan serat tekstil alami dari bambu petung (Dendrocalamus asper dan limbah pertanian yaitu abu jerami padi dan kayu, yaitu tahap delignifikasi. Tujuan penelitian ini mencari waktu perendaman bambu dalam ekstrak abu yang memberikan hasil terbaik. Bambu dipotong dan dibelah tipis, berukuran panjang 15 cm, setebal 0,5 mm. Mula-mula sampel bambu ditimbang (antara 12 sampai 57 gram, lalu direndam dalam ekstrak abu (jerami padi dan kayu sebanyak 500 ml dalam sebuah botol berkapasitas 600 ml dan ditutup. Perendaman dilakukan pada suhu kamar. Waktu perendaman bervariasi dari 4 jam hingga 80 jam. Setelah perendaman selesai, hasil disaring. Sampel filtrat dititrasi untuk diketahui konsentrasi alkali aktifnya. Bambu yang telah direndam lalu dikeringkan menggunakan oven pada suhu 110ºC sampai berat tetap. Selisih berat antara bambu awal dan akhir (kering dihitung, dan dianggap sebagai lignin yang terdegradasi. Dari penelitian dapat disimpulkan bahwa perendaman menggunakan ekstrak abu jerami padi memberikan hasil yang lebih baik dari pada ekstrak abu kayu, karena pengurangan berat padatan lebih besar. Hasil yang tertinggi pada perendaman menggunakan ekstrak abu jerami padi selama 76 jam, dengan selisih berat (basis kering mencapai 44,5%.

  5. Abu Dhabi-Great Britain and the crisis over jurisdiction 1959-1960

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    Federico Velez

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Las demandas presentadas por el Jeque Shakhbout en 1959 para obtener la plena soberanía jurídica sobre el emirato de Abu Dhabi generaron una crisis diplomática plasmada en la correspondencia interna del gobierno Británico. Con sus demandas, el Jeque Shakhbout forzaba a la burocracia a cargo de los Estados de la Tregua – La Oficina de Asuntos Extranjeros en Londres, el representante del gobierno Británico en Bahreín, y los agente administrativos y políticos en Dubai y Abu Dhabi a reexaminar las bases legales de la presencia Británica en la zona y los límites éticos del sistema judicial impuesto sobre sus habitantes. La crisis va mas allá de una discusión sobre los poderes jurisdiccionales. La crisis nos ofrece una ventana a las contradicciones inherentes a la  presencia Británica en la zona, en el marco del movimiento nacionalista árabe y del desarrollo de la industria petrolera y la futura redefinición de la relación entre Abu Dhabi  y la Gran Bretaña.Palabras clave: Abu Dhabi, Gran Bretaña, colonialismo___________________________Abstract:Demands to the British government for supreme jurisdiction over his territory presented by the ruler of Abu Dhabi in 1959 created a diplomatic crisis captured in the internal correspondence of the British government. Sheikh Shakhbout forced the entire bureaucracy that was dealing with the Trucial States – the Foreign Office in London, the British Resident in Bahrain, and the Political and Administrative Agents in Abu Dhabi and Dubai – to reexamine the legality of their presence in the region and the ethical limits of the judicial system imposed on this land.The crisis went beyond the mere discussion over jurisdictional powers. It is also a window into the contradictions linked to the British presence in the region, within the framework of the nascent Arab Nationalist movement and the development of the oil industry . All of which will soon change the nature of the relationship between

  6. Distribution of heavy metals in the coastal area of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

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    Al Rashdi, Saeed; Arabi, Alya A; Howari, Fares M; Siad, Abdi

    2015-08-15

    Fifty-seven sediment samples were collected from Abu Dhabi coastal area, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The concentrations of heavy metals including antimony, arsenic, barium, cadmium, cobalt, copper, mercury, lead, molybdenum, nickel and zinc were obtained using Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS) and X-ray fluorescence. Heavy metal contaminations in Abu Dhabi had increased since 2004. Nevertheless, the enrichment factors, geoaccumulation indices and the pollution load index of 0.3 showed no pollution with any of the measured metals except arsenic. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  7. Opinião de mulheres de baixa renda, residentes em cidade do interior sobre planejamento familiar

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    Anamaria Carneiro

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    Full Text Available Apresenta opinião de mulheres de baixa renda, residentes em zona rural do interior, sobre concepção e contracepção; identifica o nível de conhecimento sobre planejamento familiar e demonstra os aspectos sócio-culturais que influenciam na opinião destas mulheres.

  8. Renda da terra e o espaço urbano capitalista contemporâneo

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    RENAN PEREIRA ALMEIDA

    Full Text Available RESUMO Este trabalho visa expor e discutir quais correntes do pensamento econômico são capazes de apresentar formulações que dialoguem com a conformação espacial das cidades no capitalismo contemporâneo. Para isso, parte-se de uma apresentação dos pressupostos de um modelo neoclássico tradicional de Economia Urbana, seguido da apreciação crítica desse modelo. A partir dessa crítica, expõem-se as diversas visões das escolas de pensamento econômico em relação ao conceito de renda da terra, o qual é entendido como uma categoria de análise ainda útil para se entender tal estrutura espacial, bem como são fundamentais as considerações sobre as particularidades do urbano.

  9. Migração e distribuição regional de renda no Brasil

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    Santos, Cézar Augusto Ramos

    2006-01-01

    O objetivo deste trabalho é analisar o impacto da migração interestadual sobre a distribuição de renda regional brasileira. Inicialmente, estima-se uma regressão minnceriana para o logaritmo do salário contra diversas variáveis de controle mais uma dummy de migração, usando dados da Pesquina Nacional de Amostra de Domicílios (PNAD). Em seguida, são construídos contrafactuais em que não há migração entre os estados brasileiros. A partir dessa análise contrafactual, observa-se que a migração pr...

  10. Fatores que Influenciam a Compra de Produtos Têxteis Oficiais por Torcedores de Futebol de Baixa Renda

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    Lucas Rial Butier

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    Full Text Available Este estudo tem como objetivo identificar os principais fatores que influenciam os torcedores de baixa renda a adquirirem produtos têxteis oficiais e licenciados por um clube da elite do futebol brasileiro, aparentemente inviáveis para sua capacidade de compra. A revisão de literatura abordou o marketing no futebol brasileiro, incluindo o torcedor de futebol, licenciamento da marca, consumidores de baixa renda e artigos esportivos têxteis. Para identificarmos os principais fatores foi escolhido o método de análise conjunta, técnica estatística à qual ajuda a entender a complexidade do processo de escolha e decisão de compra dos consumidores. Foram realizadas entrevistas em profundidade com torcedores, lojistas, vendedores e pessoas com atuação no mercado esportivo. Os atributos selecionados para a análise conjunta foram preço, forma de pagamento, durabilidade e ajudar, ou não, o Clube. A pesquisa foi respondida por 149 torcedores durante a realização de dois jogos do Campeonato Brasileiro de 2012. Os resultados da análise conjunta sugerem que os principais fatores, ou atributos, que influenciam os torcedores no processo de compra são, em ordem de importância relativa, ajudar o clube, como mais importante, preço, forma de pagamento e, como menos importante, a durabilidade do produto.DOI: 10.5585/podium.v2i2.44

  11. Implementing a multifaceted intervention to decrease central line-associated bloodstream infections in SEHA (Abu Dhabi Health Services Company) intensive care units: the Abu Dhabi experience.

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    Latif, Asad; Kelly, Bernadette; Edrees, Hanan; Kent, Paula S; Weaver, Sallie J; Jovanovic, Branislava; Attallah, Hadeel; de Grouchy, Kristin K; Al-Obaidli, Ali; Goeschel, Christine A; Berenholtz, Sean M

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    OBJECTIVE To determine whether implementation of a multifaceted intervention would significantly reduce the incidence of central line-associated bloodstream infections. DESIGN Prospective cohort collaborative. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Intensive care units of the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company hospitals in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. INTERVENTIONS A bundled intervention consisting of 3 components was implemented as part of the program. It consisted of a multifaceted approach that targeted clinician use of evidence-based infection prevention recommendations, tools that supported the identification of local barriers to these practices, and implementation ideas to help ensure patients received the practices. Comprehensive unit-based safety teams were created to improve safety culture and teamwork. Finally, the measurement and feedback of monthly infection rate data to safety teams, senior leaders, and staff in participating intensive care units was encouraged. The main outcome measure was the quarterly rate of central line-associated bloodstream infections. RESULTS Eighteen intensive care units from 7 hospitals in Abu Dhabi implemented the program and achieved an overall 38% reduction in their central line-associated bloodstream infection rate, adjusted at the hospital and unit level. The number of units with a quarterly central line-associated bloodstream infection rate of less than 1 infection per 1,000 catheter-days increased by almost 40% between the baseline and postintervention periods. CONCLUSION A significant reduction in the global morbidity and mortality associated with central line-associated bloodstream infections is possible across intensive care units in disparate settings using a multifaceted intervention.

  12. Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG): An Al-Qaeda Associate Case Study

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    Enduring Freedom -Philippines PNP Philippine National Police viii PSF Philippine Security Forces SAF Special Action Forces SOF...Enduring Freedom Philippines. 1 5 Table 2. U.S. approaches to ASG 46 Robinson...Implications for Future Defense Strategy.” 48 Anthony Measures, “What is Abu Sayyaf?” Centre on Religion and Geopolitics. May 17, 2016. Accessed

  13. The Westernization of Arab Pedagogies: Abu Dhabi Attempts to Move towards a Knowledge Economy

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    2014-01-01

    As the oil reserves in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are forecast to become depleted over the next 50 to 150 years, the emirate of Abu Dhabi has set a vision to develop a knowledge economy in order to develop alternative sources of revenue in areas such as tourism, alternative energy and innovative business enterprises. Reformation of its…

  14. Variation by Gender in Abu Dhabi High School Students' Interests in Physics

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    Badri, Masood; Mazroui, Karima Al; Al Rashedi, Asma; Yang, Guang

    2016-01-01

    Abu Dhabi high school students' interest in physics in different contexts was investigated with a survey conducted in connection with the international project, The Relevance of Science Education (ROSE). The sample consisted of 2248 students in public and private schools. Means of most items that belong to the school physics context for both girls…

  15. Abu Ghraib and the War against Terror - a case against Donald Rumsfeld

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    Smeulers, A.L.; Niekerk, S.

    2009-01-01

    The pictures of the inhuman and abusive treatment of Iraqi prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison shocked the world. The authors of this contribution will take a criminological approach to the crimes committed and will show-by using an analytical framework used by organizational criminologists-that the

  16. Some dared call it torture: cultural resonance, Abu Ghraib, and a selectively echoing press

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    Rowling, C.M.; Jones, T.M.; Sheets, P.

    2011-01-01

    This study draws upon research on "indexing" and "cascading activation" to explore U.S. political and news discourse surrounding the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. Specifically, we systematically analyze White House, military, congressional, and news messages. In so doing, we incorporate scholarship on

  17. ANALISIS EKONOMI ISLAM TERHADAP BAGI HASIL PEMBIAYAAN MUDHARABAH UNTUK USAHA MIKRO PADA BAITUL QIRADH ABU INDRAPURI

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    Jumadi Jumadi

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    Full Text Available This study generally aims to analyze the concept of mudharabah financing in Baitul Qiradh (BQ Abu Indrapuri for micro-enterprises. Specifically, the paper reviews the systems implemented in the management and revenue-sharing mechanisms derived from these micro-enterprises. This study employs primary and secondary data which were collected through interview and documentation studies. The data were analyzed using descriptive analysis method. The findings show that generally the concept of mudharabah financing in BQ Abu Indrapuri is based on Fatwa Dewan Syariah Nasional No. 07/DSN/MUI/IV/2000. In the implementation level, however, the application of profit sharing and collateral system was not fully shariah compliance. The imbalance between the concept and implementation because the BQ still refers to the conventional banking rules. =========================================== Penelitian ini secara umum bertujuan untuk menganalisis konsep pembiayaan mudharabah pada Baitul Qiradh (BQ Abu Indrapuri untuk usaha mikro. Secara spesifik, tulisan mengkaji tentang sistem yang diterapkan dalam pengelolaan dan mekanisme pembagian pendapatan yang diperoleh dari usaha mikro tersebut. Penelitian ini menggunakan data primer dan sekunder yang dikumpulkan dengan teknik wawancara bebas, dan studi dokumentasi. Data yang diperoleh dianalisis dengan menggunakan metode deskriptif analisis. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa secara umum konsep pembiayaan mudharabah pada BQ Abu Indrapuri berpedoman pada Fatwa Dewan Syariah Nasional No.07/DSN/MUI/IV/2000. Akan tetapi, dalam implementasinya masih terdapat hal-hal yang tidak sesuai dengan konsep syariah yaitu pada sistem bagi hasil dan jaminan. Terdapat ketimpangan antara konsep dan implementasi disebabkan karena BQ Abu Indrapuri masih mengacu pada aturan sistem perbankan konvensional.

  18. A relação entre renda e composição domiciliar dos idosos no Brasil: um estudo sobre o impacto do recebimento do Benefício de Prestação Continuada

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    Maira Andrade Paulo

    2008-01-01

    Este trabalho investiga a relação entre renda e arranjo domiciliar do idoso. Duas hipóteses são levantadas na literatura acerca do impacto da renda no arranjo domiciliar. Por um lado, o recebimento de uma renda pode impulsionar os idosos a buscarem privacidade e independência, optando por morarem sozinhos. Por outro lado, uma renda recebida pelo idoso pode atrair familiares que buscam usufruir dos benefícios dessa renda. Essa discussão é bastante oportuna no atual contexto brasileiro, que vem...

  19. Diferencial salarial público-privado e desigualdade de renda per capita no Brasil

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    Pedro H. G. F. Souza

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    Full Text Available O estudo estima a contribuição específica do diferencial salarial entre trabalhadores com características semelhantes dos setores público e privado para a desigualdade na renda domiciliar per capita no Brasil. A estimação baseia-se em simulações contrafactuais e o cálculo das contribuições para a desigualdade em uma decomposição de fatores do coeficiente de Gini. Os dados são provenientes da PNAD 2009. O diferencial equivale a cerca de 17% da massa salarial dos servidores públicos, é regressivo e altamente concentrado, mas tem volume pequeno na renda total (1% e, por isso, contribui para cerca de 3% da desigualdade total. Os efeitos sobre a desigualdade da composição da força de trabalho nos setores são muito maiores que efeitos da segmentação do mercado de trabalho entre os dois setores. Essas conclusões são pouco sensíveis a modificações de definições de setor e diferentes técnicas de estimação.We estimate the contribution of the wage differential between workers with the same attributes in the public and private sectors to the household per capita income inequality in Brazil. The estimate is based on counterfactual simulations and the contribution to inequality on a factor decomposition of the Gini coefficient. Data comes from the Brazilian National Household Survey PNAD 2009. The differential corresponds approximately to 17% of the wage bill of workers in the public sector, is regressive and highly concentrated. However, because it amounts to a small share of the total income (1% its contribution to the total inequality is of 3%. The sector composition effects on inequality are times higher than the segmentation (price effects. These conclusions are robust to changes in the definition of the sectors and to different estimation techniques.

  20. Produto interno bruto, emprego e renda do macrossetor da construção civil paranaense em 2006

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    Este artigo apresenta os multiplicadores de emprego e renda, direto, indireto e induzido para a economia do estado do Paraná, dando ênfase à indústria da Construção Civil. O primeiro passo para a realização do trabalho foi estimar a matriz de insumo-produto do estado do Paraná para 2006, por meio do método RAS. Na sequência, obteve-se o Produto Interno Bruto do macro-setor da Construção Civil ─ cerca de 8,07% do PIB do estado. Também foram estimados os volumes de emprego e renda direto ...

  1. Avaliação de projetos de eficiência energética no segmento baixa renda

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    Oliveira, Felipe Conti de Souza

    2012-01-01

    O presente trabalho visa avaliar o resultado dos projetos de eficiência energética para o segmento baixa renda, comparando resultados de projetos de troca de equipamentos obsoletos por equipamentos novos e eficientes, com projeto de cunho educativo para o consumo eficiente de energia. Faz também parte do trabalho verificar os resultados das ações dos dois projetos combinados.

  2. Quando o liberal e o socialista se defrontam: Bastiat, Proudhon e a renda do capital

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    Carlos Leonardo Kulnig Cinelli

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available O artigo ocupa-se do debate travado entre Bastiat e Proudhon sobre a legitimidade da renda do capital. A seção inicial apresenta a conjuntura política da França à época da controvérsia. A seguir, delineiam-se as visões econômicas dos dois pensadores à luz das doutrinas liberal e socialista do período. Na terceira seção, revisam-se as contribuições iniciais ao debate formuladas por Bastiat e Proudhon sobre os conceitos do juro e do capital. Após, são contrapostos os seus respectivos argumentos econômicos e metodológicos no tocante à natureza da sociedade regida pelo lucro. A quinta seção apresenta a discussão final sobre a proposta de crédito gratuito de Proudhon, duramente criticada por Bastiat. Como conclusão, avalia-se a extensão efetiva das divergências entre os dois protagonistas.

  3. Pemurnian Silika Pada Abu Layang Dari Pembangkit Listrik Di Paiton (PT YTL) Dengan Pelarutan Asam Klorida Dan Aqua Regia

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    Anggia, Denida Mega; Suprapto, Suprapto

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    Penelitian mengenai pemurnian silika melalui pelarutan menggunakan asam klorida (HCl) dan aqua regia pada abu layang yang berasal dari PT YTL, Paiton, telah dilakukan.Parameter yang digunakan dalam penelitian ini adalah konsentrasi asam dan waktu pelarutan HCl. Pengaruh pelarutan unsur Fe, Ca, dan Al dari sampel juga diteliti.Dari hasil XRD abu layang, terkandung mineral quartz, mullite, hematite dan kalsium oksida. Kondisi paling baik pada saat pelarutan sampel adalah menggunakan pelarutan a...

  4. Reading teh Myth: Public Teaching of Abu Bakar Ba'asyir

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    Timothy Earl Behrend

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Abu Bakar Ba 'asyir, menurut media di luar Indonesia, dituduh sebagai penganjur terorisme dan revolusi melalui organisasi yang disebut Jamaah Islamiyah. Namanya sering dikaitkan dengan Al Qaidah, dan sejumlah peristiwa terorisme. Ia ditangkap karena desakan sejumlah negara atas Indonesia, melalui tuduhan sebagai aktor terorisme. Abu Bakar Ba'asyir sendiri merupakan seorang muslim taat, disiplin, tetapi juga absolutis dan simplistis. Ia memang, melalui pengajarannya, tampak berobsesi menegakkan syari'at Islam di negara Indonesia, untuk mengganti sistem kafir. Dalam hal ini, ia seorang radikalis. Tetapi, sesungguhnya ia bukan penganjur terorisme dan kekerasan dalam mencapai tujuannya, sebagaimana dituduhkan media. Sikap radikalnya, sesungguhnya, tak beda dengan sikap radikal kaum Kristen fundamentalis yang pernah terjadi di barat, terutama Amerika Serikat. Selain itu, ia juga sangat menentang Amerika yang dipandangnya telah melakukan hegemoni dan terorisme budaya.

  5. Comunicación y territorialización. Extraños en Abu Ghraib

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    Cristina Peñamarín

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo estudia los medios en los procesos de territorialización y de formación de “causas colectivas”, que mueven la acción política, en los discursos públicos durante la guerra de Irak y en las fotografías de Abu Ghraib. Para ello, analiza la transmisión de emociones colectivizadoras de acuerdo con las diferentes categorizaciones de los otros. The paper studies media in territory processes and the formation of "collective causes", that can move political action, in public discourses during Iraq war and in Abu Ghraib pictures. For this purpose, it analyses transmission of collective emotions based on different categories of “the others”.

  6. Global solar radiation: Multiple on-site assessments in Abu Dhabi, UAE

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    El Chaar, Lana; Lamont, Lisa A. [Petroleum Institute, Electrical Engineering Department, P.O. Box 2533, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

    2010-07-15

    Renewable energy technology and in particular solar energy is being considered worldwide due to the fluctuations in oil prices, global warming and the growing demand for energy supply. This paper investigates the climate conditions available in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in particular Abu Dhabi to implement Photovoltaic (PV) technology. Measured solar radiation was analyzed for five different geographical locations to ensure the suitability of this region. Hourly, daily and monthly global horizontal irradiation (GHI) were collected and processed. Statistical methods were used to evaluate the computed GHI and showed high values especially during the summer period. Moreover, clearness index was calculated to investigate the frequency of cloudy sky days and results have shown a high percentage of clear days during the year. This paper highlights a promising future for Abu Dhabi in the solar energy sector and in particular Photovoltaic (PV) technology. (author)

  7. Branding, legitimation and the power of museums: The case of the Louvre Abu Dhabi

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    Btihaj Ajana

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    Full Text Available Museums and cultural developments are on the rise in the Gulf region. The United Arab Emirates is home to some of the most ambitious and extravagant museum projects in the world. In this article, I consider the example of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, exploring some of its underlying dynamics and context. I focus mainly on the relationship between branding and legitimation while placing my analysis within a wider critical debate, which includes discussions on the link between museums and identity, the legitimizing role of architecture, and the various contentious concerns and controversies surrounding the Louvre Abu Dhabi project. I conclude that the United Arab Emirates and other neighbouring countries have an excellent opportunity for innovation in the cultural field if they are willing to critically and ethically found their cultural developments on an ethos of inclusivity, openness, experimentation, non-exploitation and curatorial courage.

  8. Application of a precipitation method for uranium recovery from Abu-Zaabal phosphoric acid plant, egypt

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    El-Hazek, N.M.T.; Hussein, E.M.

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    Current industrial recovery of uranium from 30% phosphoric acid-produced by the dihydrate process-is based on solvent extraction method. Uranium recovery from concentrated phosphoric acid (45-52% P 2 O 5 ) produced by evaporation of the 30% acid or directly produced by the hemihydrate process, by solvent extraction is difficult to apply in practice. In addition to possible contamination of the acid by the organic solvents and/or their deterioration. This paper investigates the possibility of applying a precipitation method (Weterings and Janssen, 1985) for uranium recovery from both low (28% P 2 O 2 ) and high (48% P 2 O 5 ) concentration phosphoric acids produced by abu-Zaabal phosphoric acid plant (abu-Zaabal fertilizers and chemicals Co., Egypt). The 28% acid produced by H 2 SO 4 dihydrate method and the 48% acid produced by evaporation of the 28% acid

  9. Variation by Gender in Abu Dhabi High School Students' Interests in Physics

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    Badri, Masood; Mazroui, Karima Al; Al Rashedi, Asma; Yang, Guang

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    Abu Dhabi high school students' interest in physics in different contexts was investigated with a survey conducted in connection with the international project, The Relevance of Science Education (ROSE). The sample consisted of 2248 students in public and private schools. Means of most items that belong to the school physics context for both girls and boys were below the score of (3.0). The most interesting topics for both genders were connected with fantasy items. The least interesting items (particularly for girls) were connected with artifacts and technological processes. Girls assigned the highest scores for "why we dream" and "life and death." Boys assigned the highest scores for "inventions and discoveries" and "life outside of earth." The main message of the study is that new curricular approaches and textbooks can be developed through combining technological and human contexts. The implications for curriculum development, teacher professional development programs, and other education strategies in Abu Dhabi are discussed in light of the ROSE survey.

  10. "Where Is the Love?": The Ethics of Empathy in Abu Ghraib

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    Sturgeon, Elizabeth M.

    2007-01-01

    Abu Ghraib. The name conjures horrifying images of abuse, torture, and man's inhumanity to man. In one photograph, a pyramid of naked detainees huddles outside a jail cell; in another, a soldier holds the end of a dog leash which is attached at the neck to a prostrate prisoner; in another, a soldier gives the thumbs-up sign in front of a line of…

  11. On thinking and not being able to think: reflections on viewing the Abu Ghraib photos.

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    Moss, Donald B

    2007-04-01

    Using experiences from childhood, from encounters with contemporary art, from clinical experience, and, most elaborately, from an initial viewing of the Abu Ghraib photos, the author argues that the interpretability of experience depends upon its being legible. This legibility, in turn, depends upon the interpreter maintaining contact with his/her own capacities for thought, and, more fundamentally, with the vitally necessary community of others with whom he/she shares those capacities.

  12. Did the contagion effect exist? Evidence from Abu Dhabi, Jordan and America

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    Ho, Liang-Chun; Huang, Chia-Hsing

    2014-01-01

    This article aims to test the contagion effect between the stock markets of Abu Dhabi, Jordan and America. The Lagrange multiplier (LM) principle for causality in variance test is used in this study. Four American stock indexes, Dow Jones Industrial Average, NASDAQ Composite, RUSSELL 2000, and PHLX Semiconductor Sector Index, are in this study. The testing results of the four major American stock price indexes and the Jordan stock index (Amman) are significant. The testing results of the f...

  13. Elemen Kebangsawanan dalam Pemilihan Pemimpin: Analisis Kontekstual Pemilihan Saidina Abu Bakr, Muawiyyah serta Kesultanan Melayu

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    Mohd Haidhar Kamarzaman; Norakmal Azraf Awaluddin; Muhammad Akmal Othoman; Yusri Mohamad Ramli

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    Pemilihan pemimpin negara dalam Islam merupakan tugas yang berat ini selaras dengan kepentingannya dilihat sebagai pengganti Rasulullah (s.a.w) iaitu menyebarkan Islam dan mentadbir kelangsungan Islam. Namun yang menjadi fokus kepada penulisan ini adalah faktor kebangsawanan dalam pelantikan pemimpin dalam Islam. Kajian ini memfokuskan kepada sejarah bagaimana elemen kebangsawanan kaum Quraisy bagi Saidina Abu Bakar r.a menjadi faktor yang berpengaruh dalam pelantikan beliau sebagai khalifah ...

  14. Weqaya: A Population-Wide Cardiovascular Screening Program in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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    Harrison, Oliver; Al Siksek, Zaid

    2012-01-01

    Objectives. We sought to determine cardiovascular risk factor prevalence rates among adults in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Methods. We used self-reported indicators, anthropometric measures, and blood tests to screen 50 138 adults aged 18 years or older taking part in a population-wide cardiovascular screening program. Results. Participants’ mean age was 36.82 years (SD = 14.3); 43% were men. Risk factor prevalence rates were as follows: obesity, 35%; overweight, 32%; central obesity, 55%; diabetes, 18%; prediabetes, 27%; dyslipidemia, 44%; and hypertension, 23.1%. In addition, 26% of men were smokers, compared with 0.8% of women. Age-standardized diabetes and prediabetes rates were 25% and 30%, respectively, and age-standardized rates of obesity and overweight were 41% and 34%. Conclusions. This population-wide cardiovascular screening program demonstrated a high cardiovascular burden for our small sample in Abu Dhabi. The data form a baseline against which interventions can be implemented and progress monitored as part of the population-wide Abu Dhabi Cardiovascular Disease Program. PMID:21940918

  15. Human brucellosis in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2010-2015.

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    Al Shehhi, Nawal; Aziz, Faisal; Al Hosani, Farida; Aden, Bashir; Blair, Iain

    2016-10-12

    Worldwide, human brucellosis remains an important and widespread infection. In the past, there were limited data on the occurrence of human brucellosis in the United Arab Emirates and the reported incidence appeared to be low compared with similar areas. In 2009, a new web-based infectious disease surveillance system was introduced in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. This paper reports data from this new system on human brucellosis for the 6 years 2010 to 2015. A dataset was extracted for each case of human brucellosis reported to the notification system for the 6 year period January 2010 to December 2015. Annual brucellosis rates by age-group, gender, nationality and, geographical region were calculated and compared. A total of 480 cases of brucellosis were reported. The overall crude notification rate was 3 · 3 per 100,000 population but higher rates were seen in certain population subgroups notably expatriate males of working age in the Eastern Region (approximately 10 per 100,000) and UAE nationals of all ages and both genders in Abu Dhabi (between 4 -- 24 per 100,000). These findings reflect environmental and behavioral factors linked to occupation and leisure time activities associated with the large number of small non-commercial livestock farms in Abu Dhabi. Controlling human brucellosis in these circumstances will be challenging.

  16. PEMANFAATAN ABU VULKANIK GUNUNG MERAPI SEBAGAI GEOPOLIMER (SUATU POLIMER ANORGANIK ALUMINOSILIKAT

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    E. Kusumastuti

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    Full Text Available Sintesis geopolimer telah dilakukan dengan memanfaatkan abu vulkanik Gunung Merapi. Geopolimer merupakan suatu polimer anorganik aluminosilikat dengan rantai Si-O-Al yang disintesis dari material yang kaya akan silika dan alumina dengan larutan pengaktif natrium hidroksida. Analisis kandungan kimia abu vulkanik Merapi menunjukkan bahwa material ini termasuk material pozzolan dengan kandungan silika dan alumina yang tinggi, yakni 45,7% berat SiO2; 14,00% berat Al2O3; 16,1% berat CaO; 18,2% berat Fe2O3 dan 3,86% berat K2O. Perbandingan mol SiO2/Al2O3 dalam abu vulkanik Merapi tergolong tinggi yakni 5,55. Abu vulkanik Merapi dapat disintesis menjadi geopolimer meskipun mempunyai rasio mol SiO2/Al2O3 yang tinggi dengan menggunakan larutan pengaktif NaOH 66,67% serta menambah waktu curing selama 3 hari pada suhu 70°C untuk membantu proses kondensasi (lepasnya molekul air pada proses geopolimerisasinya. Geopolimerisasi abu vulkanik Merapi pada suhu kamar tidak dapat terjadi, ditandai dengan kekuatannya yang sangat rendah. Karakterisasi pada geopolimer berbahan dasar abu vulkanik menunjukkan bahwa kuat tekan optimum dicapai pada komposisi dengan perbandingan abu vulkanik/Na silikat/NaOH/H2O sebesar 50/10/4/6 dengan kekuatan 61,16 MPa. Analisis kualitatif berupa fasa mineral dengan XRD dan ikatan kimia dengan FTIR menunjukkan bahwa telah terbentuk fasa amorf aluminosilikat geopolimer dengan ikatan Si–O–Si atau Si–O–Al. Synthesis of geopolymer has been done by using Merapi volcanic ash. Geopolymer is an aluminosilicate inorganic polymer with Si-O-Al chain that has been synthesized from silica-and alumina-rich materials by using activator solution natrium hydroxide. The analysis of Merapi volcanic ash content showed that it was a pozzolan material containing high-silica alumina, with 45,7% of SiO2; 14,00% of Al2O3; 16,1% of  CaO; 18,2% of Fe2O3 and 3,86% of K2O. Mol ratio of SiO2/Al2O3 was high, it is 5,55. Although it

  17. A COMUNICAÇÃO PUBLICITÁRIA NAS INSTITUIÇÕES FINANCEIRAS PARA O SEGMENTO DE ALTA RENDA

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    Montresor, Paulo Eduardo Noronha

    2007-01-01

    Esta pesquisa investiga como quatro dos maiores bancos que atuam no Brasil - Bradesco, Itaú, Citibank e BankBoston - utilizam a comunicação para seduzir o público de alta renda. O objetivo é definir quais são os apelos e os valores utilizados nos comerciais de televisão e entender por que os filmes são muitos similares nos argumentos de persuasão. A importância desta pesquisa se define em conseqüência da forte presença dos bancos no meio TV e pelo fato de os principais bancos no Brasil terem ...

  18. United Arab Emirates- fall of $0.75/b of retroactive prices from Abu Dhabi for the month of february

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    1996-01-01

    The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) announced a fall of $0.75/b of petroleum prices for sales executed in february. The production of the new deposit Neewat al-Ohalan, put in production in june 1995 is 7000 b/day. The production of the Mubarraz field is 20 000 b/day. The Abu Dhabi Onshore Oil Operating Company (Adco) has announced that all these projects have been realized in 1995. It is the first company of Abu Dhabi and its production capacity is one million of barrels by day. The contract for a refinery of 4.5 millions of tons /year at Mahmood Kot near Multan has been attributed to the Babcock King Wilkinson britain company and is expected for 2000. The project plans an extension of the pipeline, from Karachi to Multan, on 350 km towards Faisalabad and Lahore. (N.C.)

  19. Mapping b-values beneath Abu Dabbab from June to August 2004 earthquake

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    Full Text Available Abu Dabbab area is considered as one of the most active earthquake sources in Egypt. It is defined by its swarm type activity, and complicated stress pattern. This study was conducted to evaluate the two and three dimensional spatial distribution of b-value at Abu Dabbab area (Margin of the northern Red Sea Rift, Egypt. The gridding technique of Wiemer and Wyss (1997 was used to compute b-value using ZMAP software. The b-value is calculated from a catalog consisting of 850 well-located earthquakes, which were recorded from 1st June to August 2004, using the maximum likelihood method. These earthquakes were recorded by temporary digital seismic network, with magnitudes ranging from −1 to 3.4 ML. It is important to mention that the variations of b-value with time cannot be easily detected for a short period. Hence, this study has been carried out to examine the variations of b-value in space. The computed b-value in the Abu Dabbab area does not follow a uniform distribution. A small volume of anomalously high b-value (b > 1.8 exists in the central part of the area at a depth between 6 and 9 km. This seems to agree with the reported low velocity value derived from previous P-wave travel time tomography studies (Hosny et al., 2009 and the low Q value (Abdel-Fattah et al., 2008. The existence of an anomalously high b-value region may be attributed to the presence of a magma reservoir or dyke zone beneath the northern Red Sea Rift that causes an intensively heterogeneous fractured crust or unusually high pore pressure.

  20. Age Specific Cytological Abnormalities in Women Screened for Cervical Cancer in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

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    Al Zaabi, Muna; Al Muqbali, Shaikha; Al Sayadi, Thekra; Al Ameeri, Suhaila; Coetsee, Karin; Balayah, Zuhur; Ortashi, Osman

    2015-01-01

    Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women worldwide, with about 500,000 new cases and 270,000 deaths each year. Globally, it is estimated that over one million women currently have cervical cancer, most of whom have not been diagnosed, or have no access to treatment that could cure them or prolong their lives. In the United Arab Emirates (UAE) cervical cancer is the third most common cancer in women. A population-based cross-sectional retrospective survey of cervical smear abnormalities was conducted in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE, from January 2013 to December 2013 by collecting consecutive liquid-based cytology samples from the Department of Pathology at the SKMC Hospital in Abu Dhabi city. The total number of women screened for cervical cancer for the year 2013 at SKMC was 4,593, with 225 (4.89%) abnormal smears. The majority of the abnormal smear results were atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS) 114 (2.48%). This study showed 60% increase in the rate of abnormal cervical smears in the UAE over the last 10 years. In this study the highest incidence of high grade abnormalities were seen in women above the age of 61 years (1.73%), this might be due to the fact that this group of women missed the chance of screening of cervical cancer earlier in their lives or could be explained by the well-known second peak of HPV infection seen in many prevalence studies. We conclude that the rate of abnormal cervical smear in the screened Abu Dhabi women is not different from the rate in developed countries. A notable increase in both low and high grade abnormalities has occurred within the last decade.

  1. A distribuição de quase-renda e a estratégia de diferenciação no café

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    Saes, Maria Sylvia Macchione

    2007-01-01

    A estratégia de diferenciação por parte dos produtores rurais visa evitar a concorrência preço e o declínio de sua participação no valor total gerado pela cadeia produtiva. A diferenciação leva à criação de quase- renda positiva, mas não garante que, na relação com os compradores, a renda extra seja distribuída favoravelmente para o segmento rural. O trabalho tem como objetivo discutir teoricamente como será distribuída a quase-renda ao longo tempo, considerando a relação entre produtores rur...

  2. Modernização da Agricultura em Moçambique: determinantes da renda agrícola

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    Carlos E. Guanziroli

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho é verificar até que ponto as tecnologias oriundas da revolução verde foram efetivamente adotadas na África Subsaariana e, nos casos em que foram adotadas, se tiveram sucesso em melhorar a renda e a produtividade da agricultura. Para este fim, o trabalho faz primeiramente um breve resumo do estado das artes da revolução verde na África, mostrando quais países avançaram mais e como se correlaciona a utilização de fertilizantes químicos com os aumentos de produtividade. Faz-se também uma discussão sobre as características do processo de intensificação num caso em particular, o de Moçambique. Finalmente, com base nos microdados do Tratado de Inquérito Agrícola (TIA, se testa um modelo econométrico de MQO que visa avaliar os determinantes da renda agrícola e, em particular, do uso de fertilizantes químicos.

  3. Seguranca alimentar, renda e Programa Bolsa Familia: estudo de coorte em municipios do interior da Paraiba, Brasil, 2005-2011

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    Caroline Sousa Cabral

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem por objetivo avaliar o impacto do Programa Bolsa Família na superação da Insegurança Alimentar. Realizou-se um estudo de coorte em 2005 e 2011, em amostra de famílias residentes em São José dos Ramos e Nova Floresta, Paraíba, Brasil. Em 2005 foram avaliados 609 domicílios e em 2011 foram encontradas e entrevistadas 406 famílias. Houve aumento da segurança alimentar/insegurança alimentar leve e melhoria nos indicadores socioeconômicos. Percebeu-se uma relação significativa entre a elevação da renda e a melhoria dos níveis de Insegurança Alimentar. O programa impacta positivamente no aumento da renda, propiciando melhorias dos níveis de segurança alimentar/insegurança alimentar leve. Percebeu-se que outras variáveis socioeconômicas podem estar contribuindo na melhoria deste perfil. Diante disso, no combate à insegurança alimentar e nutricional, são necessárias outras políticas e programas que ajam nos demais determinantes.

  4. Electromagnetic mapping of buried paleochannels in eastern Abu Dhabi Emirate, U.A.E.

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    Fitterman, D.V.; Menges, C.M.; Al Kamali, A.M.; Essa, Jama F.

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    Transient electromagnetic soundings and terrain conductivity meter measurements were used to map paleochannel geometry in the Al Jaww Plain of eastern Abu Dhabi Emirate, U.A.E. as part of an integrated hydrogeologic study of the Quaternary alluvial aquifer system. Initial interpretation of the data without benefit of well log information was able to map the depth to a conductive clay layer of Tertiary age that forms the base of the aquifer. Comparison of the results with induction logs reveals that a resistive zone exists that was incorporated into the interpretation and its lateral extent mapped with the transient electromagnetic sounding data. ?? 1991.

  5. Comunicación y territorialización. Extraños en Abu Ghraib

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    Peñamarín, Cristina

    2009-01-01

    El trabajo estudia los medios en los procesos de territorialización y de formación de “causas colectivas”, que mueven la acción política, en los discursos públicos durante la guerra de Irak y en las fotografías de Abu Ghraib. Para ello, analiza la transmisión de emociones colectivizadoras de acuerdo con las diferentes categorizaciones de los otros. The paper studies media in territory processes and the formation of "collective causes", that can move political action, in public discourses d...

  6. Medical ethics at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib: the problem of dual loyalty.

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    Clark, Peter A

    2006-01-01

    Although knowledge of torture and physical and psychological abuse was widespread at both the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, and known to medical personnel, there was no official report before the January 2004 Army investigation of military health personnel reporting abuse, degradation or signs of torture. Military medical personnel are placed in a position of a "dual loyalty" conflict. They have to balance the medical needs of their patients, who happen to be detainees, with their military duty to their employer. The United States military medical system failed to protect detainee's human rights, violated the basic principles of medical ethics and ignored the basic tenets of medical professionalism.

  7. Cornici di tortura Lo scandalo di Abu Ghraib come rituale mediatizzato tra fotogiornalismo e arte contemporanea

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    Marco Solaroli

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    Full Text Available This paper deals with the scandal of Abu Ghraib. The diffusion of the torture photographs is analyzed as a peculiar form of mediatized ritual, which has cristallized them in the public memory and performatively activated a number of practices of creative re-contextualization and symbolic re-articulation. In particular, the paper problematizes a wide range of forms of artistic representations of the torture photographs, according to three main analytical dimensions: inter-iconic translation, authorial intentions, degree of institutionalization.

  8. Recent benthic foraminifera assemblages from mangrove swamp and channels of Abu Dhabi (UAE)

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    Fiorini, Flavia; Lokier, Stephen W.; Odeh, Weaam A. S. Al; Paul, Andreas; Song, Jianfeng; Freeman, Mark; Michel, Françoise

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    Zonation of Recent mangrove environments can be defined using benthic foraminifera, however, little is known about foraminifera from mangrove environments of the Persian/Arabian Gulf. The objective of this study is to produce a detailed micropaleontological and sedimentological analysis to identify foraminiferal associations from mangrove swamps and channels located on the eastern side of Abu Dhabi Island (UAE). Detailed sediment sampling collection in mangal environments of Eastern Abu Dhabi was carried out to assess the distribution of benthic foraminifera in different sedimentary facies in the mangal and in the surrounding natural environments of the upper and lower intertidal area (mud flats and channels). A 100 m transect across a natural channel in a mangal on the eastern side of Abu Dhabi Island was sampled in detail for sedimentological and foraminiferal analysis. Forty-seven samples were collected at 2 meter intervals along the transect in a number of different sedimentary facies including; fine sediment in areas exposed during low tide and close to mangrove trees (Avicennia marina), fine sediment rich in leaf material, coarse sediment in channels, and coarse sediments with a shell lag. At each sampling location environmental parameters were recorded, including water depth, salinity, temperature and pH. Samples collected for foraminiferal analysis were stained in rose Bengal in order to identify living specimens. Samples collected on the mud flat at the margin of the channel show a living foraminiferal assemblage characterised by abundant foraminifera belonging to the genera Ammonia, Elphidium, Cribroelphidium, Triloculina, Quinqueloculina, Sigmoilinita, Spiroloculina, Peneroplis and Spirolina. Samples collected in the lower (wet) intertidal area close to Avicennia marina roots, presented a low-diversity assemblage mostly comprising small-sized opportunistic foraminifera of the genera Ammonia and Cribroelphidium along with rare Triloculina and

  9. A Comparative Analysis into U.S. Military Abuses at the My Lai Massacre and Abu Ghraib Prison Scandal

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    loneliness and depression .24 He also reveals the escalation of violence that took place, such as shooting stray dogs for sport.25 As mentioned above... YouTube video, 9:51, posted by “Ryan Plant,” December 1, 2012, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDAd8i7dAWs. 24 Aiden Delgado, Sutras of Abu Ghraib...terrorist group of global reach has been 80 “Ghosts of Abu Ghraib,” YouTube video, 78:16, directed by

  10. Renda da pesca artesanal: Análise dos sistemas de produção na pesca em Tramandaí – RS

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    Full Text Available O presente artigo busca estudar os fatores que contribuem para a composição da renda das famílias de pescadores artesanais de Tramandaí no litoral norte do Rio Grande do Sul. Para essa análise foi utilizada a abordagem sistêmica como uma ferramenta de entendimento da complexidade da comunidade pesqueira. A partir dos dados levantados foi possível a definição de seis tipologias de pescadores artesanais, foi compreendido os diferentes fatores formadores da renda e foi constatado algumas das estratégias de reprodução social deste grupo.

  11. Crescimento econômico, diferenciais regionais de renda e migração : teoria e evidências empíricas

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    Oliveira, Carlos Wagner de Albuquerque

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    Os modelos neoclássicos que versam sobre crescimento econômico apresentam como corolário a convergência de renda entre regiões. Não obstante, o Brasil se caracteriza historicamente pela concentração geográfica da produção e da renda. Recentemente, essa possibilidade tem sido incorporada pela teoria, cujos argumentos se pautam na existência de vantagens comparativas, retornos crescentes de escala, economias de aglomeração e externalidades marshallianas. A questão então...

  12. STS-45 Earth observation of the Persian Gulf and the island of Abu Ali

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    STS-45 Earth observation taken aboard Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104, is of the northern reaches of the Persian Gulf with the sunglint pattern centered on the Saudi Arabian island of Abu Ali. Bright features along the coast are thought to be deposits of oil, released from a terminal offshore of Kuwait during the recent Persian Gulf War. Further up the coast, in Kuwait, the black, oil-soaked desert surrounding the site of the oil well fires is clearly visible. View was taken from an altitude of 160 nautical miles with OV-104 located at 28 degrees north and 52.8 degrees east. During the STS-45 mission, an international survey team focused on oil contamination of the shallow-water habitants in the area north of Abu Ali Island. Crewmembers contacted the NOAA survey vessel, the R/V Mt. Mitchell, several times and photographed water color and sunglint within the study area and throughout the entire Persian Gulf. These photographic data are expected to aid the Persian Gulf researchers in

  13. A COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT OF HOUSING DYNAMICS IN ABU DHABI AND DOHA

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    Full Text Available Abu Dhabi and Doha have evolved rapidly in the twentieth century due to the investment of oil and gas revenues. The fast economic growth resulted in an extensive period of urbanization. The various urban dynamics had a great impact with regards to new housing typologies during the last few decades. Doha’s housing market is studied in comparison with Abu Dhabi’s market considering their population growth rates, real estate market conditions, socio-cultural characteristics, and political approaches. The study is focused on the period from 2004 to 2013 where rapid urban development took place in both cities. The comparative assessment is based on three key aspects: housing typologies, housing distribution, in addition to housing supply and demand. The paper highlights that the urban growth in both cities is initiated via government investments, especially in the real estate market. This is reflected in the case of very similar housing dynamics in both cities. A gradual replacement of low-rise residential villas by high-rise residential towers (apartments/ penthouses is currently observed in both cities.

  14. Natural Radioactivity in Abu-Tartor Phosphate Deposits and the Surrounding Region, New Valley, Egypt

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    Khater, A.E.; Higgy, R.H.; Pimpl, M.

    1999-01-01

    Abu-Tartor phosphate mine. New Valley district, is one of the biggest phosphate mines in Egypt which will start full production soon. The planned ore rocks (24.8%P 2 O 5 ) annual production is 4 million tons. The aim of this study is to estimate the natural radioactivity levels in Abu-Tartor phosphate deposits and the surrounding region. The environmental radioactivity levels in the surrounding region will be considered as pre-operational levels which are essential to determine the radiological impacts of phosphate mining later on. Phosphate samples (ore rocks, wet rocks and beneficiation wastes) and environmental samples (soil, water and plant)were collected. The specific activities of Ra-226 (U-238) series, Th-232 series and K-40 were measured using gamma-ray spectrometry based on Hyper pure Germanium detectors. The specific activities of uranium isotopes (U-238, U-235 and U-234) were measured using alpha spectrometry based on surface barrier detectors after radiochemical separation. The specific activity of Pb-210 was measured using low background proportional gas counting system after radiochemical separation . The results were discussed and compared with national and international values

  15. The operation, products and promotion of waterpipe businesses in New York City, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

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    Joudrey, P J; Jasie, K A; Pykalo, L; Singer, S T; Woodin, M B; Sherman, S

    2016-07-10

    We evaluated the customers, operations, products and advertising of these businesses to explore the unique policy challenges created by the suppliers of waterpipes. We completed a cross-sectional survey consisting of structured site observations and in-person interviews of businesses in New York City, Abu Dhabi and Dubai identified using Google, Yelp, Timeout Dubai and Timeout Abu Dhabi and neighbourhood visits in 2014. Regular customers made up 59% of customers. Franchises or chains were 28% of businesses. Waterpipes made up 39% of sales with 87% of businesses offering food within their menu. Flavoured tobacco made up 94% of sales. Discounts were offered by 47% of businesses and 94% of businesses used advertising, often through social media. The market consists of largely independent businesses, with a large regular customer base, frequently offering diversified services beyond waterpipes. These businesses advertise using both traditional and social media. The economics of waterpipe businesses is very different from the economics of cigarettes, and unique regulatory strategies are needed to control this epidemic.

  16. The stratigraphic record of Khawr Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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    Lokier, S. W.; Herrmann, S.

    2012-04-01

    Well-constrained modern depositional analogues are vital to the development of accurate geological reservoir models. The development of realistic hydrocarbon reservoir models requires the application of high-precision, well-constrained outcrop and sub-surface data sets with accurately-documented facies geometries and depositional sequence architectures. The Abu Dhabi coastline provides the best modern analogue for the study of ramp-style carbonate depositional facies akin to those observed in the sub-surface reservoirs of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). However, all previous studies have relied on temporally limited surface datasets. This study employed thirty five shallow subsurface cores spanning the width of the Khawr Al Maqta - the narrow shallow tidal channel that separates Abu Dhabi Island from the mainland. The cores were taken over a transect measuring 1.2 km in length by 50 m wide thus providing a high-resolution record of sub-surface facies geometries in a stratigraphically complex setting. Geometries in these Pleistocene to Holocene facies are complex with interdigitating, laterally heterogeneous carbonate, siliciclastic and evaporite units represented throughout the area of the study. Carbonate facies range from molluscan rudstones to marls and are all indicative of deposition in a shallow, relatively low energy marine setting akin to that seen in the environs of Abu Dhabi Island today. Texturally mature quartz sands occur as thin lenses and as thin cross bedded or laminated horizons up to twenty five centimetres thick. Glauconitic mudstones are common and locally exhibit evidence of rootlets and desiccation cracks. Evaporites are present in the form of gypsum occurring as isolated crystals and nodules or as massive chicken-wire units in excess of three metres thick. All of these textures are consistent with evaporite development in the shallow subsurface. Early, shallow-burial diagenesis has been important. Bioclasts are pervasively leached throughout

  17. Occurrence and origin of mono-, di- and trimethylalkanes in modern and Holocene cyanobacterial mats from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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    Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Kenig, F.; Kock-van Dalen, A.C.; Rijpstra, W.I.C.; Huc, A.Y.; Leeuw, J.W. de

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    n-Alkanes, highly branched isoprenoids, monomethylalkanes (MMAs), dimethylalkanes (DMAs), and trimethylalkanes (TMAs) are the most abundant components in the hydrocarbon fractions of extracts of four modern and two Holocene cyanobacterial mats (1500 and 5110 ± 170 y ) collected in Abu Dhabi (United

  18. Critical Success Factors in the Curriculum Alignment Process: The Case of the College of Business at Abu Dhabi University

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    Camba, Pitzel; Krotov, Vlad

    2015-01-01

    The main goals of this article are to (a) assist business schools in understanding the curriculum alignment process, and (b) uncover critical success factors in curriculum alignment. Based on a case study conducted at the College of Business at Abu Dhabi University, a detailed curriculum alignment process description is provided. The process…

  19. Setting Up an ePathology Service at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi: Joint Collaboration With Cleveland Clinic, United States.

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    Nahal, Ayoub; Batac, Crystal Mildred O; Slaw, Renee J; Bauer, Thomas W

    2018-04-24

    - The production of whole slide images is the most advanced form of digital pathology, in which a high-resolution digital scanner is used to rapidly scan glass microscope slides and produce a computer-generated whole slide image that can be saved, stored in a network-attached storage device, and accessed through slide management software within the hospital domain and remotely by authorized users. Digital transformation of glass slides has revolutionized the practice of anatomic pathology by facilitating and expediting consultative services, improving clinical workflow, and becoming an indispensable tool in education and research. - To highlight the institutional need of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) and the cultural background for obtaining the United Arab Emirates' first comprehensive digital pathology program; to describe a multiphase road map for achieving full implementation of this platform; and to describe the system's clinical applications and its future potential growth. - At Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, we prioritized our efforts to initiate digital consultations (eConsultations) and digital immunohistochemistry services (eIHC) with Cleveland Clinic Laboratories (Cleveland, Ohio). After this, we established an internal archiving system together with a subspecialty-based, organ-specific digital library of pathologic diseases. - We describe the strategic adoption and implementation of digital pathology into the clinical workflow of the pathology and laboratory medicine institute of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, and we highlight its impact on clinical operations, educational activities, and patient care.

  20. Bolsa Família e desigualdade da renda domiciliar entre 2006 e 2011 = Bolsa Família and inequality of household income between 2006 and 2011

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    Full Text Available Os programas de transferência condicionada de renda têm crescentemente desempenhado um papel importante no combate à pobreza em vários países da América Latina, principalmente no Brasil. O objetivo deste artigo é analisar a contribuição do programa Bolsa Família na diminuição da desigualdade da renda domiciliar per capita no Brasil, entre 2006 e 2011. Para isso, analisa-se a participação relativa de oito fontes de renda – trabalho, aposentadorias, programa Bolsa Família (variável proxy, pensões, abonos, doações, aluguéis e juros – no Brasil e nas suas cinco macrorregiões. Assim, além do artigo detalhar a técnica matemática utilizada para decompor o Índice de Gini, apresenta e discute os resultados empíricos encontrados para o Brasil e suas macrorregiões. Dentre os resultados, destaca-se a capacidade do programa Bolsa Família em contribuir para a queda da desigualdade da renda domiciliar nacional, o que se explica por sua acentuada focalização

  1. Health insurance reform and the development of health insurance plans: the case of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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    Hamidi, Samer; Shaban, Sami; Mahate, Ashraf A; Younis, Mustafa Z

    2014-01-01

    The Emirate of Abu Dhabi has taken concrete steps to reform health insurance by improving the access to health providers as well as freedom of choice. The growing cost of health care and the impact of the global financial crisis have meant that countries are no longer able to solely bear the cost. As a result many countries have sought to overhaul their health care system so as to share the burden of provision with the private sector whether it is health care plan providers or employers. This article explores and discusses how the policy issues inherent in private health care schemes have been dealt with by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Data was collected in early 2013 on health care plans in Abu Dhabi from government sources. The Abu Dhabi model has private sector involvement but the government sets prices and benefits. The Abu Dhabi model adequately deals with the problem of adverse selection through making insurance coverage a mandatory requirement. There are issues with moral hazards, which are a combination of individual and medical practitioner behavior that might affect the efficiency of the system. Over time there is a general increase in the usage of medical services, which may be reflective of greater awareness of the policy and its benefits as well as lifestyle change. Although the current health care system level of usage is adequate for the current population, as the level of usage increases, the government may face a financial burden. Therefore, the government needs to place safeguards in order to limit its exposure. The market for medical treatment needs to be made more competitive to reduce monopolistic behavior. The government needs to make individuals aware of a healthier lifestyle and encourage precautionary actions.

  2. An ethnozoological study in the adjoining areas of Mount Abu wildlife sanctuary, India

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    Mahawar Madan

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background There is evidence that human beings are familiar with use of animals for food, cloth, medicine, etc. since ancient times. Enormous work has been done on ethnobotany and traditional medicine. Like plants, animal and their products are also possessing medicinal properties that can be exploited for the benefit of human beings. In India, many ethnic communities are dispersed all over the country and these people are still totally depended on local traditional medicinal system for their health care. India is gifted with faunal and floral biodiversity, Mount Abu wildlife sanctuary is also one of them, and thus the aim of this work was to take an ethnozoological field survey among Garasiya people (main tribal group of this area in the adjoining areas of this sanctuary. Method In order to document the ethnozoological information about animal and their products prevalent among these people in the adjoining area of Mount Abu wildlife sanctuary, a study was carried out from January, 2008 to April, 2008. Data were collected through semi-structured questionnaire and open interview with 25 (16 male and 9 female selected Garasiya people. The name of animal and other ethnozoological information were documented. Photographs and discussion were also recorded with the help of camera and voice recorder. Result A total of 24 animal species were used in 35 different medicinal purposes including asthma, weakness, tuberculosis, cough, paralysis and blister and for other religious purposes. It has been find out that animal used by Garasiya, consist of fourteen mammals, five birds, three reptiles, one arthropods and one amphibian. The meat of Cynopterus sphinx used to relieved fever and cough has the highest FL (96% although flesh of Sus scrofa and tooth of Elephas maximus have the lowest FL (12%. Some protected species such as Elephas maximus (elephant, Semnopithecus priam (monkey, Cervus unicolor (sambhar were also mentioned as important medicinal

  3. Oil Spill Detection and Monitoring of Abu Dhabi Coastal Zone Using KOMPSAT-5 SAR Imagery

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    Harahsheh, H. A.

    2016-06-01

    Abu Dhabi Government endorsed vision for its Maritime Strategy `A safe, secure and sustainable maritime domain for Abu Dhabi'. This research study share this vision using the concept of monitoring as tool for marine protection against any possible oil pollution. The best technology to detect and monitor oil pollution and in particularly oil spill is SAR imagery In this case study we chose KOMPSAT-5 SAR. KOMPSAT-5 carries X-band SAR for earth observation, and is capable of day-and-night imaging under all weather condition. It provides three operation modes: High Resolution Mode to provide 1 m resolution, Standard Mode to provide 3 m resolution and Wide Swath Mode to provide 20 m resolution with 100 km swath at 550 km altitude, with four modes of polarization. KOMPSAT-5 provides products for various applications; security and defense, mapping, and natural resource management, environmental monitoring, disaster monitoring and more. For our case study we chose to work with Wide Swath mode (WS) with Vertical polarization (VV) to cover a wide area of interest located to the north west of Abu Dhabi including some important islands like "Zirku Island", and areas with oil production activities. The results of data acquired on 4th May 2015 show some spot of oil spill with length estimated about 3 KM, and the daily satellite data acquisition over the period July 24 through July 31 shows serious and many oil spill events some are small, but many others are considered to be big with area size around 20 km2. In the context of oil spill pollution in the seas, we have to consider the development and increase of overseas transportation, which is an important factor for both social and economic sectors. The harmful effects of marine pollution are numerous, from the damage of marine life to the damage of the aquatic ecosystem as whole. As such, the need for oil slick detection is crucial, for the location of polluted areas and to evaluate slick drift to protect the coastline

  4. OIL SPILL DETECTION AND MONITORING OF ABU DHABI COASTAL ZONE USING KOMPSAT-5 SAR IMAGERY

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    H. A. Harahsheh

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Abu Dhabi Government endorsed vision for its Maritime Strategy ‘A safe, secure and sustainable maritime domain for Abu Dhabi'. This research study share this vision using the concept of monitoring as tool for marine protection against any possible oil pollution. The best technology to detect and monitor oil pollution and in particularly oil spill is SAR imagery In this case study we chose KOMPSAT-5 SAR. KOMPSAT-5 carries X-band SAR for earth observation, and is capable of day-and-night imaging under all weather condition. It provides three operation modes: High Resolution Mode to provide 1 m resolution, Standard Mode to provide 3 m resolution and Wide Swath Mode to provide 20 m resolution with 100 km swath at 550 km altitude, with four modes of polarization. KOMPSAT-5 provides products for various applications; security and defense, mapping, and natural resource management, environmental monitoring, disaster monitoring and more. For our case study we chose to work with Wide Swath mode (WS with Vertical polarization (VV to cover a wide area of interest located to the north west of Abu Dhabi including some important islands like ”Zirku Island”, and areas with oil production activities. The results of data acquired on 4th May 2015 show some spot of oil spill with length estimated about 3 KM, and the daily satellite data acquisition over the period July 24 through July 31 shows serious and many oil spill events some are small, but many others are considered to be big with area size around 20 km2. In the context of oil spill pollution in the seas, we have to consider the development and increase of overseas transportation, which is an important factor for both social and economic sectors. The harmful effects of marine pollution are numerous, from the damage of marine life to the damage of the aquatic ecosystem as whole. As such, the need for oil slick detection is crucial, for the location of polluted areas and to evaluate slick drift to

  5. An ethnozoological study in the adjoining areas of Mount Abu wildlife sanctuary, India.

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    Jaroli, D P; Mahawar, Madan Mohan; Vyas, Nitin

    2010-02-10

    There is evidence that human beings are familiar with use of animals for food, cloth, medicine, etc. since ancient times. Enormous work has been done on ethnobotany and traditional medicine. Like plants, animal and their products are also possessing medicinal properties that can be exploited for the benefit of human beings. In India, many ethnic communities are dispersed all over the country and these people are still totally depended on local traditional medicinal system for their health care. India is gifted with faunal and floral biodiversity, Mount Abu wildlife sanctuary is also one of them, and thus the aim of this work was to take an ethnozoological field survey among Garasiya people (main tribal group of this area) in the adjoining areas of this sanctuary. In order to document the ethnozoological information about animal and their products prevalent among these people in the adjoining area of Mount Abu wildlife sanctuary, a study was carried out from January, 2008 to April, 2008. Data were collected through semi-structured questionnaire and open interview with 25 (16 male and 9 female) selected Garasiya people. The name of animal and other ethnozoological information were documented. Photographs and discussion were also recorded with the help of camera and voice recorder. A total of 24 animal species were used in 35 different medicinal purposes including asthma, weakness, tuberculosis, cough, paralysis and blister and for other religious purposes. It has been find out that animal used by Garasiya, consist of fourteen mammals, five birds, three reptiles, one arthropods and one amphibian. The meat of Cynopterus sphinx used to relieved fever and cough has the highest FL (96%) although flesh of Sus scrofa and tooth of Elephas maximus have the lowest FL (12%). Some protected species such as Elephas maximus (elephant), Semnopithecus priam (monkey), Cervus unicolor (sambhar) were also mentioned as important medicinal resources. We also found that cough, asthma and

  6. Comparing photo modeling methodologies and techniques: the instance of the Great Temple of Abu Simbel

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    Sergio Di Tondo

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available After fifty years from the Salvage of the Abu Simbel Temples it has been possible to experiment the contemporary photo-modeling tools beginning from the original data of the photogrammetrical survey carried out in the 1950s. This produced a reflection on “Image Based” methods and modeling techniques, comparing strict 3d digital photogrammetry with the latest Structure From Motion (SFM systems. The topographic survey data, the original photogrammetric stereo couples, the points coordinates and their representation in contour lines, allowed to obtain a model of the monument in his configuration before the moving of the temples. The impossibility to carry out a direct survey led to touristic shots to create SFM models to use for geometric comparisons.

  7. Restoration and Preservation of Engraved Limestone Blocks Discovered in Abu Mousa Excavation, Suez - Egypt

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    Nabil A. Abd El-Tawab BADER

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available A lot of engraved limestone blocks were discovered at Awlad Abu Musa (east of Suez, Egypt in 1995/2007 by Supreme Council of Antiquities. The stone blocks were seriously affected by archaeological environments during burial environment in agriculture land. They were covered with thick clay layer with soil particles that disfigured them and hid their inscriptions. Prior to the conservation intervention, the materials were characterized by X-ray diffraction, optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, Chemical analyses of ground water and microbiological study. After the material characterization, the conservation and restoration of the stone blocks were carried out including cleaning, consolidation, reduction of salts, Re-jointing, restoration and completion of lost parts. After that the blocks were exhibited in Suez museum.

  8. Application of Electrical Resistivity Tomography Technique for Characterizing Leakage Problem in Abu Baara Earth Dam, Syria

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    Walid Al-Fares

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT survey was carried out at Abu Baara earth dam in northwestern Syria, in order to delineate potential pathways of leakage occurring through the subsurface structure close to the dam body. The survey was performed along two straight measuring profiles of 715 and 430 m length in up- and downstream sides of the dam’s embankment. The analysis of the inverted ERT sections revealed the presence of fractured and karstified limestone rocks which constitute the shallow bedrock of the dam reservoir. Several subsurface structural anomalies were identified within the fractured bedrock, most of which are associated with probable karstic cavities, voids, and discontinuity features developed within the carbonates rocks. Moreover, results also showed the occurrence of a distinguished subsiding structure coinciding with main valley course. Accordingly, it is believed that the bedrock and the other detected features are the main potential causes of water leakage from the dam’s reservoir.

  9. Applying post classification change detection technique to monitor an Egyptian coastal zone (Abu Qir Bay

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    Mamdouh M. El-Hattab

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    Full Text Available Land cover changes considered as one of the important global phenomena exerting perhaps one of the most significant effects on the environment than any other factor. It is, therefore, vital that accurate data on land cover changes are made available to facilitate the understanding of the link between land cover changes and environmental changes to allow planners to make effective decisions. In this paper, the post classification approach was used to detect and assess land cover changes of one of the important coastal zones in Egypt, Abu Qir Bay zone, based on the comparative analysis of independently produced classification images of the same area at different dates. In addition to satellite images, socioeconomic data were used with the aid of land use model EGSLR to indicate relation between land cover and land use changes. Results indicated that changes in different land covers reflected the changes in occupation status in specific zones. For example, in the south of Idku Lake zone, it was observed that the occupation of settlers changed from being unskilled workers to fishermen based on the expansion of the area of fish farms. Change rates increased dramatically in the period from 2004 to 2013 as remarkable negative changes were found especially in fruits and palm trees (i.e. loss of about 66 km2 of land having fruits and palm trees due to industrialization in the coastal area. Also, a rapid urbanization was monitored along the coastline of Abu Qir Bay zone due to the political conditions in Egypt (25th of January Revolution within this period and which resulted to the temporary absence of monitoring systems to regulate urbanization.

  10. Small Ruminant Production System Efficiency under Abu-Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Arid Land Conditions

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    Eihab Fathelrahman

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    Full Text Available Sheep and goat production systems in the United Arab Emirates (UAE operate under scarce natural resource constraints. A cross-sectional survey that covered 661 mixed farms, including major sheep and goat production, was conducted in the three regions of Abu Dhabi Emirate (Al-Ain, Western Region and Abu Dhabi city during 2012. A Cobb-Douglas, double-logarithmic stochastic frontier production function and maximum likelihood estimation were applied to estimate important economic derivatives and the associated risk of small ruminant production in this arid area. The highest impact of an input on the output level was found to be labor for raising sheep and alfalfa grass for raising goats. Both labor and alfalfa variables were found to be overutilized for sheep and goat production, respectively. Overall, the results indicate that average technical efficiency is 0.62 for raising sheep and only 0.34 for raising goats in the study area. Technical efficiency analysis included measuring the frequency of farms at each level of estimated technical efficiency in the range between zero and one. Zero for the technical efficiency coefficient indicates a lack of technical efficiency in resource use. The results of this study indicated that only 1% of the sheep farms show a technical efficiency coefficient of 0.25 or less; the same can be said for 41% of goat producers. However, these technical efficiencies were found to be more than 0.75 for 12% and 5% of the sheep and goat farms, respectively. Overall, goat farming in the UAE was found to be less efficient than sheep production. The results also indicated that flock size and type of breed were the most influential factors relative to other factors, and both show a positive relationship with technical efficiency. Other than flock size, factors, such as owners’ years of experience and management practices, were found to be more influential on goat farming system efficiency relative to sheep farming.

  11. Hydrogeochemical analysis and evaluation of groundwater in the reclaimed small basin of Abu Mina, Egypt

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    Salem, Zenhom E.; Atwia, Mohamed G.; El-Horiny, Mohamed M.

    2015-12-01

    Agricultural reclamation activities during the last few decades in the Western Nile Delta have led to great changes in the groundwater levels and quality. In Egypt, changing the desert land into agricultural land has been done using transferred Nile water (through irrigation canal systems) or/and groundwater. This research investigates the hydrogeochemical changes accompanying the reclamation processes in the small basin of Abu Mina, which is part of the Western Nile Delta region. In summer 2008, 23 groundwater samples were collected and groundwater levels were measured in 40 observation wells. Comparing the groundwater data of the pre-reclamation (1974) and the post-reclamation (2008) periods, groundwater seems to have been subjected to many changes: rise in water level, modification of the flow system, improvement of water quality, and addition of new salts through dissolution processes. Generally, Abu Mina basin is subdivided into two areas, recharge and discharge. The dissolution and mixing were recognized in the recharge areas, while the groundwater of the discharge region carries the signature of the diluted pre-reclamation groundwater. The salts of soil and aquifer deposits play an important role in the salt content of the post and pre-reclamation groundwater. NaCl was the predominant water type in the pre-reclamation groundwater, while CaSO4, NaCl and MgSO4 are the common chemical facies in the post-reclamation groundwater. The post-reclamation groundwater mostly indicates mixing between the pre-reclamation groundwater and the infiltrated freshwater with addition of some ions due to interaction with soil and sediments.

  12. The dethronement of income as a cause of health: an essay O destronamento da renda como causa da saúde: um ensaio

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    Philip Musgrove

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Income, whether of nations, groups or individuals, appears in many analyses to have a strong relation to health status and even to be the principal explanatory variable for health differences. Poor people tend to be sicker than average, and sick people tend also to be poorer than average. Of course, income is needed to buy the goods and services that contribute to protecting and improving health, but its importance has been overstated. Cross-sectional relations that ignore history exaggerate how much income matters for health. Income is "dethroned" as the king of explanations by four lines of evidence: (1 distribution matters more than totals or averages, and the distribution of financial protection through insurance, rather than the distribution of income, is particularly crucial; (2 historically, income growth by itself contributed little to health improvements; (3 it matters more, how rapidly and thoroughly people and nations adopt sound health interventions; and (4 some recent changes in lifestyle (diet and physical activity that accompany income growth actually worsen health. These causes are especially relevant for infant and child health, somewhat less so for maternal health. The less important income is, the easier it is to improve health; so it is good news that countries and people need to escape from poverty, but they don't have to be rich to be healthy.Renda, tanto de nações, grupos ou indivíduos, aparece em muitas análises como fortemente relacionada ao estado de saúde, além de ser a variável explanatória principal para a análise das diferenças em saúde. Pessoas pobres tendem a ser mais doentes que a média e pessoas doentes tendem a ser mais pobres do que a média. Certamente a renda é necessária para a compra de bens e serviços que contribuem para a promoção e melhoria da saúde, porém sua importância tem sido exagerada. Análises transversais que ignoram a história comentam exageros no quanto a renda

  13. State secret privilege versus human rights: lessons from the European Court of Human Rights ruling on the Abu Omar case / Arianna Vedaschi

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    Riigisaladuse ülimuslikkusest julgeoleku eesmärgil ning inimõiguste ja põhivabaduste kaitse konventsiooni artikli 3 tõlgendamisest Euroopa Inimõiguste Kohtu Abu Omar lahendi (23.veebr 2016) põhjal

  14. ADSORPSI Pb2+ DALAM LIMBAH CAIR ARTIFISIAL MENGGUNAKAN SISTEM ADSORPSI KOLOM DENGAN BAHAN ISIAN ABU LAYANG BATUBARA SERBUK DAN GRANULAR

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    Full Text Available Batubara  merupakan  salah  satu  sumber energi  alternatif  yang murah. Oleh karena itu,  penggunaan  batubara  di  Indonesia meningkat pesat  setiap  tahunnya. Penggunaan batubara  ini  menghasilkan  limbah  yang  dapat mencemari lingkungan baik limbah gas  seperti   CO2, NOX,  CO,  SO2,  hidrokarbon  maupun  limbah  padat  yang berupa abu  layang dan  abu  dasar. Abu  layang  mengandung SiO2, Al2O3,  dan sisa karbon yang tidak terbakar sehingga potensial digunakan sebagai adsorben. Pada penelitian ini, kemampuan adsorpsi abu layang ditingkatkan melalui aktivasi termal dan diuji untuk menjerap ion Pb2+ dalam limbah cair artifisial. Adsorpsi dilakukan pada sistem kolom yang berlangsung kontinyu menggunakan bahan isian abu layang teraktivasi, dalam bentuk serbuk dan granular, pada laju alir influen yang bervariasi. Hasilnya, laju alir mempengaruhi nilai kapasitas (qo, konstanta thomas (KtH dan waktu breakthrough.Kata Kunci : Pb2+ , adsorpsi, abu layang, breakthrough Coal is one of the inexpensive alternative energy. Therefore, the usage of coal in indonesia has been increased every year. It produces waste that can pollute the environment including gases waste such as CO2, NOX, CO, SO2, hydrocarbons and solid waste including fly ash and bottom ash. Coal fly ash is composed of  SiO2, Al2O3 and unburned carbon that enables it to act as a potential adsorbent. In this research, the adsorption capasity has increased by thermal activation and used to adsorp Pb2+ ion in wastewater.  The adsorption was carried out in packed column contains powder and granular activated fly ash. In the system, flow rate was varied.  The results show that flow rate influences adsorption capacity, Thomas constant and breakthrough time.Keywords: Pb2+, adsorption, coal fly ash, breakthrough

  15. Pobreza e distribuição de renda em áreas rurais: uma abordagem de inferência

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    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho desenvolve aplicações de metodologias para a estimativa de índices de pobreza e de distribuição de renda em áreas rurais considerando-se os erros amostrais das Pesquisas Amostrais por Amostras Domiciliares - PNADs. São obtidos estimativas com intervalos de confiança para diversos indicadores e para diversas áreas rurais do Brasil e explicitadas as áreas onde se observou alterações significativas na proporção de pobres, intensidade da pobreza e distribuição de renda no período 1995-2001. Os resultados das estimativas apontam para a ocorrência de variação significativa e positiva nos indicadores de pobreza nos Estados de São Paulo, Pernambuco, Alagoas e queda significativa dos mesmos indicadores no Ceará, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina e Goiás. Verificou-se uma queda significativa no mesmo período na concentração de renda nas áreas rurais de Tocantins, Piauí, Paraíba, região metropolitana rural, região Nordeste rural, região Nordeste metropolitana rural e região Sul metropolitana rural e nos estados de São Paulo, Paraná e Ceará, constatou-se uma elevação significativa do valor do índice de Gini. Com base em valores calculados de elasticidades da pobreza foi possível estabelecer uma avaliaçao das regiões rurais do país em termos de efetividade de combate à pobreza em termos de políticas de crescimento e distributivas.The work develops applications of methodologies for the estimation of poverty indexes and income distribution in rural areas, being considered the sample errors of the National Survey for Household Sampling - PNADs. Are obtained estimates with confidence intervals for several indicators and for several rural areas of Brazil and stressed the areas where it was observed significant alterations in the poor proportion, poverty intensity and income distribution in the period 1995-2001. The results of the estimates point for the occurrence of significant and positive variation in the

  16. O que realmente importa em programas de transferência condicionada de renda? Abordagens em diferentes países

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    Daiane Medeiros Roque

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    Full Text Available Diferentes estratégias de proteção social têm sido utilizadas no mundo visando combater a fome e promover a mobilidade social. Dentre elas, os programas de transferência condicionada de renda têm se destacado pelo desenho contratual e pela estrutura de governança que tem a promoção do comportamento positivo do indivíduo, e não a assistência, como elemento central. Portanto, famílias que participam desses programas recebem, em geral, determinada quantia financeira destinada a satisfazer as necessidades básicas e contribuir para o atendimento das condições positivas impostas à sua manutenção no programa. Conhecer as condicionalidades e perceber sob qual contexto de investigação essas práticas têm sido abordadas no meio acadêmico torna-se fator de relevância científica e social. Nessa direção, este trabalho teve como propósito discutir os diferentes desenhos dessa política em diversos países. Para tanto, 50 trabalhos científicos, distribuídos por 28 países, foram analisados, visando contextualizar metodologias e resultados alcançados. Para realizar tal análise, foi procedido um estudo exploratório, a partir da técnica de metaestudo, utilizando como referência a base de dados do Banco Mundial, sítios eletrônicos e artigos sobre o assunto, publicados entre 2003 e 2011, com a finalidade perceber sob qual ótica têm sido estudados os principais programas de transferência de renda do mundo. Dentre os principais resultados alcançados, merece destaque o fato de, indiferentemente do país ou programa de transferência considerado, a manutenção das crianças na escola e o cuidado com a saúde infantil são condições centrais de inclusão e manutenção da família no sistema de transferência.

  17. Structural interpretation of seismic data of Abu Rudeis-Sidri area, Northern Central Gulf of Suez, Egypt

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    Hesham Shaker Zahra

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    Full Text Available The 2D and 3D seismic data are interpreted to evaluate the subsurface geologic structures in the Abu Rudeis-Sidri area that occupy the northern central part of the Gulf of Suez. The 2D seismic data are used for determination of the structural configurations and the tectonic features which is analyzed through the study of interpretation with the available geologic data, in which the geo-seismic depth maps for the main interesting tops (Kareem, Nukhul, Matulla, Raha and Nubia Formations are represented. Such maps reflect that, the Miocene structure of Abu Rudeis-Sidri area is an asymmetrical NW-SE trending anticlinal feature dissected by a set of NW-SE fault system (clysmic. Added, the Pre-Miocene structure of the studied area is very complex, where the area is of NE dip and affected by severe faulting through varying stratigraphic levels.

  18. Mineralogy and mineral chemistry of rare-metal pegmatites at Abu Rusheid granitic gneisses, South Eastern Desert, Egypt

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    Full Text Available The Abu Rushied area, situated in the South Eastern Desert of Egypt is a distinctive occurrence of economically important rare-metal mineralization where the host rocks are represented by granitic gneisses. Correspondingly, mineralogical and geochemical investigation of pegmatites pockets scattered within Abu Rusheid granitic gneisses revealed the presence of Hf-zircon, ferrocolumbite and uranyl silicate minerals (uranophane and kasolite. Electronmicroprobe analyses revealed the presence of Nb-Ta multioxide minerals (ishikawaite, uranopyrochlore, and fergusonite, uraninite, thorite and cassiterite as numerous inclusions in the recorded Hf-zircon and ferrocolumbite minerals.Abu Rusheid pegmatites are found as small and large bodies that occur as simple and complex (zoned pegmatites.Abu Rusheid rare-metal pegmatites occur as steeply dipping bodies of variable size, ranging from 1 to 5 m in width and 10 to 50 m in length. The zoned pegmatites are composed of wall zone of coarser granitic gneisses, intermediated zone of K-feldspar and pocket of mica (muscovite and biotite, and core of quartz and pocket ofmica with lenses of rare metals.The zircon is of bipyramidal to typical octahedral form and short prisms. Because the zircon of the investigated Abu Rushied pegmatite frequently contains hafnium in amounts ranging between 2.31 and 11.11%, the studied zircon was designated as Hf-rich zircon. This zircon commonly exhibits a normal zoning with rims consistentlyhigher in Hf than cores. The bright areas in the crystal either in core or rim showed a remarkable enrichment in hafnium content (8.83–11.11% with respect to the dark zones (3.19%. The investigated ferroclumbite commonly exhibits zoning; the dark zone is low in the Ta and U but the light zone is enriched in Ta (13% and U (1%. EMPAanalyses indicate the chemical composition of ishikawaite with U ranging from 0.68 to 0.79 per formula unit.Uranopyrochlore species has dominant uranium in the A

  19. Relação entre renda e consumo alimentar habitual de β-caroteno, vitamina C e vitamina E de crianças

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    Objetivo Analisar a relação entre renda e consumo alimentar de b-caroteno, vitamina C e vitamina E em crianças na cidade de João Pessoa, Brasil. Método Foram avaliadas 183 crianças com idade entre 2 e < 10 anos, em uma amostra representativa estratificada por níveis de renda da população de João Pessoa. O instrumento de pesquisa consistiu de questionários que abordaram aspectos sócio-econômicos, demográficos, antropométricos e de consumo alimentar. Analisou-se os resultados com o software R, ...

  20. Habitação de baixa renda como produto do capital : o programa de arrendamento residencial (PAR) em Presidente Prudente-SP

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    Sibila Corral de Arêa Leão Honda

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    Esta pesquisa busca contribuir para uma análise crítica sobre a produção da habitação de baixa renda em cidades médias, no período entre 1999 e 2008. A pesquisa aborda a política habitacional no Brasil pós-Constituição Federal de 1988, com ênfase no papel dos municípios e nos novos programas de financiamento que possibilitam a articulação com a iniciativa privada para a produção de habitações de baixa renda, particularmente as que utilizam recursos do Programa de Arrendamento ...

  1. Makam Sayyid Husein Bin Abu Bakar Al-Aydarus: Jaringan Spiritual Usmani Di Indonesia Akhir Abad Ke-19

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    SUPRATMAN, FRIAL RAMADHAN

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    This article investigates Indonesian history with transnational approach espe- cially in tracing social community of Indonesia in the context of globalization during nineteenth century. In this article, author focuses on holy tomb of ulama or saint (wali), Sayyid Husein bin Abu Bakar al-Aydarus, who died in the late eighteenth century and buried in Batavia. Although he died more than a century a go, his influence through tomb still can be sensed until now. In the nineteenth century, the tomb ...

  2. Seasonal variations in the biochemical composition of some common seaweed species from the coast of Abu Qir Bay, Alexandria, Egypt

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    Khairy, Hanan M.; El-Shafay, Shimaa M.

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    Variations in protein, carbohydrate, lipid, ash, moisture, fatty acid and aminoacid contents of the seaweeds Ulva lactuca Linnaeus (Chlorophyta),Jania rubens (Linnaeus) J.V. Lamouroux and Pterocladia capillacea (S.G. Gmelin) Bornet(Rhodophyta) were studied seasonally from spring to autumn 2010. The seaweeds were collected from a rocky site near Boughaz El-Maadya on the coast of Abu Qir Bay east of Alexandria, Egypt. Remarkable seasonal variations were recorded in the levels of the studied pa...

  3. International knowledge mobility and urban development in rapidly globalizing areas: building global hubs for talent in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

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    Ewers, Michael

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    This paper examines the processes through which the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai attract and integrate knowledge workers into their labor markets. It focuses on how the UAE has acquired the human capital to create post-oil economies, deploying its oil windfalls into massive urban development strategies in order to create global hubs for talent. More significantly, it analyzes how the UAE’s strategies and frameworks for attracting global knowle...

  4. ARTESANATO, ARTE E CULTURA LOCAL: uma possibilidade de renda e desenvolvimento da atividade turística

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    Jean Carlos Vieira Santos

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho é diagnosticar, conhecer e apresentar o artesanato do interior do estado de Goiás, a partir de peças que inicialmente eram confeccionadas para o uso doméstico de moradores e que atualmente têm ocupado alguns lugares comerciais desse espaço urbano. O recorte de estudo deste artigo é o urbano do município de Quirinópolis, localizado na microrregião homônima. Para atingir os objetivos propostos, a pesquisa parte da discussão da categoria geográfica lugar, chegando aos territórios comerciais e de criação dos sujeitos envolvidos com o saber fazer artesanal. Para a construção do trabalho, o referencial teórico (livros, jornais, internet e revistas, os trabalhos de campo, o levantamento fotográfico, as entrevistas informais, as aplicações de questionários e o trabalho de gabinete foram fundamentais. No caso das artesãs investigadas, os principais resultados apontam que 32% têm entre 51 e 60 anos de idade; 37% alegam que o principal motivo de trabalhar com o artesanato é a possibilidade de aumentar a renda familiar; e para 55% dessas pessoas, o trabalho artesanal desenvolvido em Quirinópolis é um potencial turístico do lugar.

  5. Population status, demography and habitat preferences of the threatened lipstick palm Cyrtostachys renda Blume in Kerumutan Reserve, Sumatra

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    Widyatmoko, Didik; Burgman, Mark A.; Guhardja, Edi; Mogea, Johanis P.; Walujo, Eko B.; Setiadi, Dede

    2005-09-01

    Population status and demography of a population of the threatened lipstick palm Cyrtostachys renda in a peat swamp ecosystem of Kerumutan Reserve, Sumatra (one of the largest remaining populations) was documented at 16 different sites, covering a wide range of forest and habitat types, vegetation associations, and population sizes. Population sizes were dominated by suckers comprising 89% of the total population. Individuals with stem heights between 0 and 4 m (47.5%), stem diameters between 4 and 10 cm (82.0%), and leaf scar numbers between 0 and 60 (69.2%) dominated. Ages of individuals were estimated and used to fit a curvilinear relationship between age and stem height. Wild plants reach reproductive maturity within 25-30 years, or when they have stem heights in excess of 2.0 m, or when they have 15-25 leaf scars. They can survive more than 80 years. Cultivated plants appear to reproduce earlier and produce more seeds than wild plants. Individual growth was plant size-dependent with the adult stage being the most productive. Higher mortality was experienced by suckers, especially in continuously waterlogged conditions and locations with dense canopies. Sucker growth was faster than seedling growth, an adaptation that may allow the species to cope with periodically waterlogged conditions. Population abundances varied with habitat types; well-drained areas were the most suitable habitat. To conserve the most important remaining populations of the lipstick palm, it is crucial to protect well-drained sites in Kerumutan Reserve.

  6. A Review of the Water and Energy Sectors and the Use of a Nexus Approach in Abu Dhabi

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    Paul, Parneet; Al Tenaiji, Ameena Kulaib; Braimah, Nuhu

    2016-01-01

    Rapid population increase coupled with urbanization and industrialization has resulted in shortages of water in the Middle East. This situation is further exacerbated by global climate change due to greenhouse gas emissions. Recent research advocates that solutions to the global water security and scarcity crisis must involve water–energy nexus approaches. This means adopting policies and strategies that harmonize these inter-related sectors to minimize environmental impact while maximizing human benefit. In the case of Abu Dhabi, when designing and locating oil/gas refineries and associated power generation facilities, previous relevant decisions were based on simple economic and geographical grounds, such as nearness to oil rigs, pipelines, existing industries and port facilities, etc. The subsequent design and location of water abstraction and treatment works operated by the waste heat from these refining and/or power generation processes was catered for as an afterthought, meaning that there is now a mismatch between the water and energy supplies and demands. This review study was carried out to show how Abu Dhabi is trying now to integrate its water–energy sectors using a nexus approach so that future water/power infrastructure is designed optimally and operated in harmony, especially in regard to future demand. Based upon this review work, some recommendations are made for designers and policy makers alike to bolster the nexus approach that Abu Dhabi is pursuing. PMID:27023583

  7. Geological heritage under strong urbanization pressure: El-Mokattam and Abu Roash as examples from Cairo, Egypt

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    AbdelMaksoud, Kholoud M.; Al-Metwaly, Wael M.; Ruban, Dmitry A.; Yashalova, Natalia N.

    2018-05-01

    Urban geological heritage is prone to anthropogenic pressure linked to urbanization. In order to understand the necessity of conservation of such a heritage located in two areas of Cairo (Egypt), namely El-Mokattam and Abu Roash, their assessment is undertaken. It is established that the both areas possess geological heritage. As much as five types of the latter are represented in each of them. The most important in El-Mokattam is geomorphological type (the Mokattam Mountain itself), and the most important in Abu Roash are palaeogeographical (facies and palaeoecosystems) and structural (outcrop-scale fold and faults) types. In the both areas, the geological heritage is destroyed because of rapid and often uncontrolled (even illegal) urbanization. According to the results of the satellite images interpretation, the urban area has grown by 1.4 times in El-Mokattam and 3.4 times in Abu Roash during the period of 2000-2017 when many unique objects were damaged and destroyed. Some aesthetic properties have been also lost, which has decreased the important of these objects to tourists, as well as many students and researchers. Assigning official protected status and possible geopark creation can facilitate efficient conservation of the urban geological heritage of Cairo.

  8. Preliminary crustal deformation model deduced from GPS and earthquakes’ data at Abu-Dabbab area, Eastern Desert, Egypt

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    Abdel-Monem S. Mohamed

    2013-06-01

    From the seismic tomography study, the 3D Vp and Vp/Vs crustal models indicate high Vp/Vs values forms an elongated anomaly, in the central part of the study area, that extends from a depth of 12 km to about 1–2 km of depth is obtained. By using this crustal model in relocations all seismicity informed that most of the seismicity strongly tend to occur in a cluster manner exactly above the southern part of the study area. Based on the conducted source mechanism study, it is noticed that shallow earthquakes are associated by a high CLVD ratio (up to 40%. Furthermore, initiation of a high level seismic activity, without a large seismic main shock is observed in the Abu-Dabbab area. The distribution of micro-earthquakes tends to align in an ENE–WSW direction marking a zone of activity verse the Red Sea. The nucleation of the seismic activity beneath the southern part of the Abu-Dabbab crust is more consistent with the obtained crustal deformation result by increasing the crustal movement in the south part than the northern part. Then, based on the obtained results of the above mentioned studies; seismic tomography; source mechanisms, and crustal deformation we conclude that these seismic activities that are associated by crustal deformation are owing to some magma activity beneath the crust of the Abu-Dabbab area.

  9. A Review of the Water and Energy Sectors and the Use of a Nexus Approach in Abu Dhabi.

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    Paul, Parneet; Al Tenaiji, Ameena Kulaib; Braimah, Nuhu

    2016-03-25

    Rapid population increase coupled with urbanization and industrialization has resulted in shortages of water in the Middle East. This situation is further exacerbated by global climate change due to greenhouse gas emissions. Recent research advocates that solutions to the global water security and scarcity crisis must involve water-energy nexus approaches. This means adopting policies and strategies that harmonize these inter-related sectors to minimize environmental impact while maximizing human benefit. In the case of Abu Dhabi, when designing and locating oil/gas refineries and associated power generation facilities, previous relevant decisions were based on simple economic and geographical grounds, such as nearness to oil rigs, pipelines, existing industries and port facilities, etc. The subsequent design and location of water abstraction and treatment works operated by the waste heat from these refining and/or power generation processes was catered for as an afterthought, meaning that there is now a mismatch between the water and energy supplies and demands. This review study was carried out to show how Abu Dhabi is trying now to integrate its water-energy sectors using a nexus approach so that future water/power infrastructure is designed optimally and operated in harmony, especially in regard to future demand. Based upon this review work, some recommendations are made for designers and policy makers alike to bolster the nexus approach that Abu Dhabi is pursuing.

  10. Recent benthic foraminifera and sedimentary facies distribution of the Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) coastline

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    Fiorini, Flavia; Lokier, Stephen W.

    2014-05-01

    The distribution of benthic foraminifera and sedimentary facies from Recent coastline environments adjacent to the coastline of Abu Dhabi (UAE) was studied in detail with the aim to: 1) provide reliable analogs for understanding and interpreting the depositional environment of ancient shallow-marine sediments from the UAE; 2) assess any modifications in the distribution of benthic environments and sedimentary facies in an area affected by significant anthropogenic activities - particular construction and land reclamation. A total of 100 sea-floor sediment samples were collected in different shallow-marine sedimentary environments (nearshore shelf, beach-front, channels, ooid shoals, lagoon and mangals) close to the coastline of Abu Dhabi Island. Where possible, we revisited the sampling sites used in several studies conducted in the middle of last century (prior to any significant anthropogenic activities) to assess temporal changes in Recent benthic foraminifera and sedimentary facies distribution during the last 50 years. Five foraminiferal assemblages were recognized in the studied area. Species with a porcellaneous test mainly belonging to the genera Quinqueloculina, Triloculina, Spiroloculina, Sigmoilinita are common in all studied areas. Larger benthic foraminifera Peneroplis and Spirolina are particularly abundant in samples collected on seaweed. Hyaline foraminifera mostly belonging to the genera Elphidium, Ammonia, Bolivina and Rosalina are also common together with Miliolidae in the nearshore shelf and beach front. Agglutinated foraminifera (Clavulina, Textularia, Ammobaculites and Reophax) are present in low percentages. The species belonging to the genera Ammobaculites and Reophax are present only in the finest grain samples particularly in lagoons and mangal environments and have not been reported previously in the studied area. The majority of the ooid shoal sediments, the coarser sediments of the beach-front and samples collected in dredged channels

  11. Kajian Termodinamika Adsorpsi Hibrida Merkapto-Silika dari Abu Sekam Padi Terhadap Ion Co(II

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    Dwi Rasy Mujiyanti

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    Full Text Available AbstrakTelah dilakukan penelitian tentang kajian termodinamika adsorpsi hibrida merkapto-silika dari abu sekam padi terhadap ion Co(II. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menentukan kapasitas dan energi adsorpsi hibrida merkapto-silika (HMS dan silika gel (SG terhadap ion Co(II. Pada penelitian ini, silika gel dibuat menggunakan natrium silikat dari abu sekam padi. Selanjutnya, senyawa organik 3-(trimetoksisilil-1-propantiol diimobilisasi pada SG menghasilkan HMS. Adsorben dikarakterisasi menggunakan difraktometer sinar-X dan spektrofotometer FTIR. Larutan Co(II kemudian dikontakkan dengan SG dan HMS pada variasi pH, waktu, dan konsentrasi awal. Hasil penelitian kapasitas adsorpsi yang diperoleh HMS hampir tiga kali lebih besar dibandingkan dengan SG, dengan besarnya kapasitas adsorpsi masing-masing yaitu 250,00 mg/g dan 90,91 mg/g. Sedangkan energi adsorpsi yang diperoleh adalah 51,69 KJ/mol untuk SG, dan 23,65 KJ/mol untuk HMS.Kata kunci : sekam padi, hibrida merkapto-silika, adsorpsi, ion Co(IIAbstractA research on the study of the thermodynamics of adsorption mercapto-silica hybrid from rice husk ash to the ions Co (II has been done. This study aims to determine capacity and energy adsorption of hybrid mercapto-silica (HMS and silica gel (SG to the ions Co (II . In this study, silica gel was made using sodium silicate from rice husk ash. Furthermore, the organic compound 3-(trimethoxysilil -1-prophantiol immobilized on SG to HMS produced. Adsorbents were characterized using X-ray diffraction and FTIR spectrophotometer. Solution of Co (II is then contacted with the SG and HMS at the variation of pH, time , and initial concentration. The results obtained by HMS adsorption capacity is almost three times larger than the SG, the magnitude of adsorption capacity of each is 250.00 mg / g and 90.91 mg / g . While the adsorption energy obtained is 51.69 KJ / mol for SG , and 23.65 KJ / mol for HMS.Keywords : rice husk, mercapto-silica hybrid , adsorption

  12. Destruction of a Holothuria scabra population by overfishing at Abu Rhamada Island in the Red Sea.

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    Hasan, Mohamed Hamza

    2005-10-01

    Populations of Holothuria scabra at Abu Rhamada Island were investigated during 52 months, from July 1999 to October 2003. During the first 23 months (July, 1999-May, 2001) the Island had a robust population with a tri-modal size frequency distribution curve, very high densities (85.7-95.1 ind./100 m2 at the sandy habitat), high abundance (3362-3110 individuals) and biomass (46.7-34.3 kg/100 m2). Also, during this period most individuals were at depths between 4 and 6m and no individuals were recorded deeper than 15m. The population declined after harvesting began (June, 2001) and by March, 2002 the size frequency distribution showed a bimodal pattern with an obvious decrease in abundance of large individuals. There was also a slight reduction in densities (73.2-60.1 ind./100 m2 at the sandy habitat), abundance (2292-1682 individuals) and biomass (21.6-11.3 kg/100 m2), and a marked shift towards deeper waters. Overfishing reached its maximum during the final 19 months of the study, and by October, 2003, density (30.7-0.4 ind./100 m2 at the sandy habitat), abundance (802-10 individuals) and biomass (6.9-0.1 kg/100 m2) were all greatly reduced. The size frequency distribution of the population became unimodal, large animals disappeared and no recruits were seen. During this period, individuals were found at very deep depths (30 to >40 m). The study also showed that sandy substrate was the preferred habitat for H. scabra, accommodating the largest number of individuals. The population of H. scabra at Abu Rhamada Island was found to spawn biannually from 1999 to 2001, then only once during 2002 when high fishing pressure occurred, and ceased completely in 2003. The sex ratio was not significantly different from 1:1 before fishing begun, but shifted to an increasing male bias reaching 93% males by January 2003. None of the small animals remaining after January, 2003 could be sexed. Size at sexual maturity decreased from prefishing (185 mm for females and 160 mm for

  13. Genesis of the Abu Marawat gold deposit, central Eastern Desert of Egypt

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    Zoheir, Basem A.; Akawy, Ahmed

    2010-06-01

    Gold mineralisation at the Abu Marawat mine, central Eastern Desert of Egypt, is related to a system of massive and sheared, milky quartz veins cutting a sequence of Neoproterozoic island arc metavolcanic/volcaniclastic rocks and related banded iron formation (BIF). Sulphide-bearing quartz veins and related hydrothermal breccia bodies display a range of textures including sheared, boudinaged and recrystallised quartz, open space filling and microbreccia. These variable textures imply a complex history of crack-seal mechanism characterising the relation between mineral deposition and a major N-S-trending shear zone, during a late brittle-ductile deformation event which affected the area at about 550 Ma. Gold-base metal mineralisation is associated with brecciation and fracturing of the iron ore bands, close to silicified shears and related quartz veins. The auriferous quartz lodes are characterised by the occurrence of visible pyrite-chalcopyrite ± pyrrhotite ± sphalerite ± galena mineralisation. Gold is refractory in pyrite and chalcopyrite, but rare visible gold/electrum and telluride specks were observed in a few samples. Hydrothermal alteration includes pervasive silicification, pyritisation, sericitisation, carbonatisation confined to a delicate set of veins and altered shears, and a more widespread propylitic alteration assemblage (quartz + chlorite + pyrite + calcite ± epidote). Fluid inclusion petrography and microthermometric studies suggest heterogeneous trapping of a low-salinity (1.4-6.7 wt.% eq. NaCl) aqueous solution and a carbonic fluid. Evidence for fluid immiscibility during ore formation includes variable liquid/vapour ratios in inclusions along individual trails and bulk inclusion homogenisation into liquid and occasionally to vapour at comparable temperatures. The trapping conditions of intragranular aqueous-carbonic inclusions approximate 264-378 °C at 700-1300 bar. Similar temperature estimates have been obtained from Al

  14. KATALIS HETEROGEN DARI ABU VULKANIK UNTUK PEMBUATAN BIODIESEL DARI MINYAK MIKROALGA 1,2 CHLORELLA Sp

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    Catur Rini Widyastuti

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Proses produksi biodiesel secara konvensional menggunakan bahan baku yang terbatas jumlahnya, proses yang rumit, dan banyaknya limbah yang dihasilkan menyebabkan produksi biodiesel dalam skala besar tidak dapat direalisasikan dengan mudah. Mikroalga merupakan sumber bahan alam terbarukan yang sangat potensial untuk produksi biodiesel karena kandungan minyaknya yang tinggi, kecepatannya tumbuh pada lahan yang terbatas, serta merupakan produk non-pangan. Salah satu jenis mikroalga dengan kandungan minyak yang relatif besar (28-32% berat kering adalah mikroalga Chlorella sp. Selain bahan baku, pemilihan proses yang lebih sederhana dan ekonomis perlu dikembangkan. Selama ini, proses produksi biodiesel konvensioanal banyak menghasilkan air limbah pada tahap pemisahan produk dari katalis yang larut dan produk samping yang dihasilkan. Oleh karena itu, untuk mengurangi limbah yang dihasilkan selama proses pemisahan tersebut, jenis katalis heterogen dapat digunakan untuk menggantikan katalis homogen alkali yang biasa digunakan. Katalis padat tersebut dapat disintesis dari abu vulkanik yang mengandung unsur-unsur seperti SiO2, Al2O3, Fe2O3, TiO2, MnO, CaO, MgO, Na2O, K2O, P2O5, serta beberapa elemen minor seperti Zr, Sr, dan V. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengkaji jenis katalis dan aktivitasnya dalam reaksi transesterifikasi minyak mikroalga Chlorella sp menjadi biodiesel. Tahap awal penelitian yang dilakukan adalah preparasi minyak mikroalga yang akan digunakan untuk uji aktivitas katalis. Minyak mikroalga diperoleh dengan ekstraksi menggunakan metode maserasi menggunakan pelarut n-heksana. Rendemen minyak yang diperoleh sebesar 12,26%. Dari hasil uji GC-MS diketahui dua kandungan asam lemak terbesar dalam minyak mikroalga, yaitu Dodecanoic acid sebesar 59.52% dan n-Decanoic acid sebesar 12.64%. Selanjutnya minyak mikroalga direaksikan dengan metanol dengan rasio molar 1:6 menggunakan jenis katalis yang disintesis dari abu vulkanik. Preparasi katalis

  15. Renda familiar, preço de alimentos e aquisição domiciliar de frutas e hortaliças no Brasil

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    Rafael Moreira Claro

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar a influência da renda familiar e do preço de alimentos sobre a participação de frutas e hortaliças dentre os alimentos adquiridos pelas famílias brasileiras. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados dados da Pesquisa de Orçamentos Familiares realizada pelo Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística, com amostra probabilística de 48.470 domicílios brasileiros entre 2002 e 2003. A participação de frutas e hortaliças no total de aquisições de alimentos foi expressa como percentual do total de calorias adquiridas e como calorias provenientes desses alimentos ajustadas para o total de calorias adquirido. Empregaram-se técnicas de análise de regressão múltipla para estimação de coeficientes de elasticidade, controlando-se variáveis sociodemográficas e preço dos demais alimentos. RESULTADOS: Observou-se aumento da participação de frutas e hortaliças no total de aquisições de alimentos com a diminuição de seu próprio preço ou com o aumento da renda. A diminuição do preço de frutas e hortaliças em 1% aumentaria sua participação em 0,79% do total calórico; o aumento de 1% na renda familiar aumentaria essa participação no total calórico em 0,27%. O efeito da renda tendeu a ser menor nos estratos de maior renda. CONCLUSÕES: A redução do preço de frutas e hortaliças, tanto pelo apoio à cadeia de produção dos alimentos quanto por medidas fiscais, é um promissor instrumento de política pública capaz de aumentar a participação desses alimentos na dieta brasileira.

  16. The safety issue of roadside advertising – comparison of polish and abu dhabi regulations

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    Mackun Tomasz

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available In Poland a large number of advertisements are located by the roadside. These ads do not support road traffic management and unlike the road marking system are not subject to any regulations. The advertiser’s goal is to communicate a message to as many recipients as possible. Drivers with different individual abilities, such as attention focusing, eye accommodation, speed of information processing, can be distracted, blinded or confused by the content and form of the advertising. There are elements of the road network, such as intersections, pedestrian crossings, road junctions etc. where the driver must assess the situation on the road, predict the behaviour of other users, make decisions and finally complete a manoeuvre. It all happens in a limited span of time when actions should be taken calmly with full attention. It is obvious that the attention of drivers, especially in those zones, should be focused on the task of driving. In this article, the authors present a perspective on selected national laws, and also quote Abu Dhabi’s advertising placement manual [1] as a good example of how to manage roadside advertising.

  17. Teks al-Qur’an dalam Pandangan Nashr Hamid Abu Zayd

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    Ahmad Fauzan

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available A thought to have an important role to someone. If true thinking it will affect a good understanding leads to attitudes and behavior. However, if the faulty thinking that very result in the destruction of the attitudes and behavior and may even lead to the destruction of one’s Islamic faith. For a Muslim, thinking of concepts related to faith must rely on the descriptions that have been described by Allah SWT and His Messenger and do not necessary diligence in achieving it as the judge actions in fiqh. Because the truth related to faith is not what will go in or unreasonable, scientific or unscientific. But the truth of faith is related to what are established Allah SWT and His Messenger, although not satisfying logic and can not sensed. Related to the above, this paper tries to explain an example of a false thought linked to al-Qur’an faith brought by a prominent modernist Islamic thinker, Nasr Hamid Abu Zaid. Because, to know the truth can sometimes be achieved after knowing a falsehood.

  18. Gravity and Areomagnetic Signatures and their Geological Significance in the Abu Gharadig Basin, Nortwestern Desert, Egypt

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    Ibrahim, H.A.

    2000-01-01

    Geological interpretation of Bouguer gravity anomalies and total intensity magnetic anomalies of two profiles from the Abu Gharadig Basin suggests a general northward increase in basement depth (about 3 to 6 km). Gravity modeling using software given by Enmark (1981) and Beg et. al (1987) are applied along the gravity profiles, giving reliable results agreeing with the available geological information on the area. The magenetic profiles are interpreted and analyzed using two methods: non-linear optimization techniques and interactive techniques. A prominent uplift of the basement rock is observed to the south, which is considered a part of the major basement high in the north Western Desert of the Egypt. In addition a significant deepning of the basement is found to the north, which represents a part of the major subsidence including the present Mediterranean BasinThe abnormal thickness of the sedimentary section of varius facies, and the presence of deep-causative intrabasement (acidic or basic bodies) are possibly considered the main cause for 1) the origin of different gravity anamolies (negative and positive respectively); and 2) the origin of different magnetic anomalies (low and high), particularly those in the middle part of the study area. (author)

  19. Gametogenesis and spawning of Spirobranchus tetraceros (Polychaeta, Serpulidae in Abu Kir Bay, Egypt

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    Full Text Available The serpulid polychaete Spirobranchus tetraceros of Red Sea / Indo-pacific origin, recently has succeeded to establish a foothold in Alexandria Mediterranean waters. Worms were monthly scraped from submerged iron substrates at Abu Kir Bay during the period December 2000 – November 2001. Both light and TEM were used to study gametogenesis and time of spawning of S. tetraceros.Gametogenesis was asynchronous and oogenesis could be divided into two previtellogenic, two vitellogenic and a spawning stage. Oocyte development took about 8 months, from October to June. Spawning occurred from late May - early June until October. Thus S. tetraceros is a long period spawner. The maximum diameter of ripe oocyte is 78 mm. The spermatogenic phase could be divided into three stages: spermatogonia, spermatocytes and spermatids (including spermatozoa. The duration of sperm development took about 8 months. Spermatocytes persist from October to March. By March the sperms grew rapidly until they became spermatozoa in May. The sperm could be considered ect-aquasperm with regard to its fertilization biology.

  20. Benefits of a single payment system: case study of Abu Dhabi health system reforms.

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    Vetter, Philipp; Boecker, Klaus

    2012-12-01

    In 2005 leaders in the wealthy Emirate of Abu Dhabi inherited an health system from their predecessors that was well-intentioned in its historic design, but that did not live up to aspirations in any dimension. First, the Emirate defined a vision to deliver "world-class" quality care in response to citizen's needs. It has since introduced tiered mandatory health insurance for all inhabitants linked to a single standard payment system, which generates accurate data as an invaluable by-product. A newly created independent health system regulator monitors these data and licenses, audits, and inspects all health service professionals, facilities, and insurers accordingly. We analyse these health system reforms using the "Getting Health Reform Right" framework. Our analysis suggests that an integrated set of reforms addressing all reform levers is critical to achieving the outcomes observed. The reform programme has improved access, by giving all residents health cards. The approximate doubling of demand has been matched by flexible supply, with the private sector adding 5 new hospitals and 93 clinics to the health system infrastructure since 2006. The focus on reliable raw-data flows through the single standard payment system functions as a motor for improvement services, innovation, and investment, for instance by allowing payers to 'pay for quality', which may well be applicable in other contexts. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. Characterization of historic mortars and earthen building materials in Abu Dhabi Emirate, UAE

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    Marcus, Benjamin L

    2012-01-01

    The Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) is responsible for the conservation and management of historic buildings and archaeological sites in the Emirate. Laboratory analysis has been critical for understanding the composition of historic materials and establishing appropriate conservation treatments across a wide variety of building types, ranging from Iron Age earthen archaeological sites to late-Islamic stone buildings. Analysis was carried out on historic sites in Al Ain, Delma Island and Liwa Oasis using techniques such as micro-x-ray fluorescence (MXRF), scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDX), polarized light microscopy (PLM), and x-ray diffraction (XRD). Testing was conducted through consultant laboratories and in collaboration with local universities. The initial aim of the analysis was to understand historic earthen materials and to confirm the suitability of locally sourced clays for the production of mud bricks and plasters. Another important goal was to characterize materials used in historic stone buildings in order to develop repair mortars, renders and grouts.

  2. Application of a precipitation method for uranium recovery from abu-zaabal phosphoric acid plant, Egypt

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    El-hazek, N.M.T.; Hussein, E.M.

    1995-01-01

    Current industrial recovery of uranium from 30% phosphoric acid-produced by the dihydrate process-is based on solvent extraction method. Uranium recovery from concentrated phosphoric acid (45-52% p o5 ) produced by evaporation of the 30% acid or directly produced by the hemihydrate process, by solvent extraction is difficult to apply in practice. In addition to possible contamination of the acid by the organic solvents and/or their deterioration. This paper investigates the possibility of applying a precipitation method (Weterings and Janssen, 1985) for uranium recovery from both low (28% P 2 O 5 ) and high (48% P 2 O 5 ) concentration phosphoric acids produced by abu-zaabal phosphoric acid plant (Abuzaabal fertilizers and chemicals Co., Egypt). The 28% acid produced by H 2 SO 4 dihydrate method and the 48% acid produced by evaporation of the 28% acid The applied precipitation method depends on using NH 4 F as a uranium precipitant from both low and high concentration phosphoric acids in presence of acetone as a dispersing agent. All the relevant factors have been studied

  3. Evaluating the impact of technology use in energy management in Abu Dhabi Distribution Company

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    Al Haddabi, A. [Abu Dhabi Distribution Co., Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates). Dept. of Power Network Development; El-Baz, H.; Gadalla, M. [American Univ. of Sharjah, Sharjah (United Arab Emirates). College of Engineering

    2009-07-01

    A decision support system (DSS) was used at the Abu Dhabi distribution company (ADDC) in the United Arab Emirates to help planners and managers choose and implement the most reliable and economic network configuration. The impact of using a Geographical Information System (GIS) and Distribution Management System (DMS) on the reliability and cost of alternative network-distribution systems was also examined. The study took into account reliability costs as well as maintenance and investment costs to achieve the optimal feeder automation plan for the best transmission-system reliability. The planning of a distribution system involves two aspects, notably reliability and capacity of the system to meet load growth. Examples of improving distribution network performance after implementing GIS and DMS technologies were presented. The system reliabilities were measured by the System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI), System Average Interruption Frequency Index (SAIFI), and the Un-served KWh per Customer. The results showed that GIS and DMS technologies can improve system reliability indices by up to 45 per cent depending on the network architecture, with less than 10 per cent increase in related investment costs. 26 refs., 1 tab., 5 figs.

  4. Geomorphology of Dra Abu el-Naga (Egypt): The basis of the funerary sacred landscape

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    Bardají, T.; Martínez-Graña, A.; Sánchez-Moral, S.; Pethen, H.; García-González, D.; Cuezva, S.; Cañaveras, J. C.; Jiménez-Higueras, A.

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    A geological and geomorphological analysis has been performed in the necropolis of Dra Abu el-Naga in order to understand the role played by these two factors in the development of the sacred landscape. The investigation focuses upon two aspects of the development of the necropolis, the selection criteria for tomb location and the reconstruction of the ancient funerary landscape. Around 50 tombs were surveyed, analysing the characteristics of their host rock and classifying them according to a modified Rock Mass Rating Index, in order to understand how rock quality affected tomb construction. This analysis resulted in the definition of five rock-quality classes (I to V) from very good to very poor rock. The geological study also resulted in a proposed geological-geomorphological model for the evolution of this zone of the Theban necropolis that complements previous works by other authors. Due to the lack of precise dating evidence this chronology is a relative one and is based on the chronology given by other authors for similar deposits and events. Two catastrophic events, represented by mega-landslides, have been identified, the first one predates the deposition of early Pleistocene fluvial deposits, and the second one possibly occurred during the middle-late Pleistocene. Two weathering surfaces developed under wetter than present climatic conditions and have been tentatively correlated to the mid-late Pleistocene humid period and the African-Humid Period (early-mid Holocene).

  5. Elemen Kebangsawanan dalam Pemilihan Pemimpin: Analisis Kontekstual Pemilihan Saidina Abu Bakr, Muawiyyah serta Kesultanan Melayu

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    Mohd Haidhar Kamarzaman

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    Full Text Available Pemilihan pemimpin negara dalam Islam merupakan tugas yang berat ini selaras dengan kepentingannya dilihat sebagai pengganti Rasulullah (s.a.w iaitu menyebarkan Islam dan mentadbir kelangsungan Islam. Namun yang menjadi fokus kepada penulisan ini adalah faktor kebangsawanan dalam pelantikan pemimpin dalam Islam. Kajian ini memfokuskan kepada sejarah bagaimana elemen kebangsawanan kaum Quraisy bagi Saidina Abu Bakar r.a menjadi faktor yang berpengaruh dalam pelantikan beliau sebagai khalifah Islam yang pertama, Muawiyyah sebagai pemimpin Bani Umayyah yang pertama dan kebangsawanan dalam pemilihan pemimpin di Tanah Melayu seterusnya merentasi perbahasannya ke Malaysia dari sudut pelantikan kesultanan dan pembesar melayu serta pelantikan Perdana Menteri yang mewakili era moden. Metodologi yang digunakan adalah kajian kepustakaan dengan merujuk segala karya-karya berkaitan perkara yang dibincangkan dalam kajian ini. Hasil kajian dalam penulisan ini adalah kebangsawanan merupakan satu faktor yang melengkapkan pemilihan pemimpin walaupun bukan satu syarat yang muktamad dalam Islam. Bahkan istilah kebangsawanan itu juga digunakan mengikut kesesuaian budaya setempat sebagaimana yang ditunjuki dalam dua konteks pemilhan khalifah Islam yang pertama, Muawiyyah dan Tanah Melayu seterusnya Malaysia.

  6. KATALIS HETEROGEN DARI ABU VULKANIK UNTUK PEMBUATAN BIODIESEL DARI MINYAK MIKROALGA CHLORELLA SP

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    Catur Rini Widyastuti

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Selama ini, proses produksi biodiesel konvensioanal banyak menghasilkan air limbah pada tahap pemisahan produk dari katalis yang larut dan produk samping yang dihasilkan. Oleh karena itu, untuk mengurangi limbah yang dihasilkan selama proses pemisahan tersebut, jenis katalis heterogen dapat digunakan untuk menggantikan katalis homogen alkali yang biasa digunakan. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengkaji jenis katalis dan aktivitasnya dalam reaksi transesterifikasi minyak mikroalga Chlorella sp menjadi biodiesel. Tahap awal penelitian yang dilakukan adalah preparasi minyak mikroalga yang akan digunakan untuk uji aktivitas katalis. Minyak mikroalga diperoleh dengan ekstraksi menggunakan metode maserasi menggunakan pelarut n-heksana. Rendemen minyak yang diperoleh sebesar 12,26%. Dari hasil uji GC-MS diketahui dua kandungan asam lemak terbesar dalam minyak mikroalga, yaitu Dodecanoic acid sebesar 59.52% dan n-Decanoic acid sebesar 12.64%. Selanjutnya minyak mikroalga direaksikan dengan metanol dengan rasio molar 1:6 menggunakan katalis yang disintesis dari abu vulkanik. Preparasi katalis dilakukan dengan dua metode yang berbeda, yaitu refluks dengan larutan H 2 SO 2 M dan secara alkali hidrotermal menggunakan larutan NaOH 2M. Reaksi transesterifikasi berlangsung pada suhu 60 o 4 C dengan penambahan katalis padat sebanyak 5% selama 60 menit. Yield biodiesel yang diperoleh dari reaksi menggunakan katalis yang dipreparasi dengan larutan H 2 SO adalah 28,27% dengan densitas 0,684 g/ mL. Sedangkan reaksi dengan katalis yang dipreparasi secara alkali hidrotermal menghasilkan biodiesel sebanyak 23% dengan densitas 0,69 g/mL.

  7. Sobre a sustentabilidade das associações voluntárias em uma comunidade de baixa renda

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    Augusto Souto-Maior Fontes

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    Full Text Available Este artigo tem por objetivo analisar a relação entre o desenho das redes egocentradas de uma comunidade de baixa renda e os prováveis efeitos sobre o desempenho das associações voluntárias (associações de moradores e organizações não-governamentais do bairro. Perguntamo-nos sobre que fatores poderiam explicar o fato de alguns moradores passarem do papel de simples consumidores de serviços oferecidos pelas organizações do bairro para o de participantes na gestão dessas entidades. Maior ou menor engajamento na participação em associações voluntárias freqüentemente tem sido explicados ou por características psicossociais dos participantes (que resultaria em níveis diversos de motivação, ou em características oriundas de atributos individuais (sexo, idade, estado civil, renda etc.. Penso que características do desenho das redes egocentradas (centralidade, multiplexidade, predominância de relações fracas ou fortes, territorialidade dos laços sociais etc. são também elementos importantes a serem considerados. Admitimos, portanto, que a sustentabilidade de uma organização comunitária - isto é, o fato de essas organizações terem um forte apoio da comunidade - seria em parte função da estruturação das redes de seus participantes. Essas hipóteses são testadas empiricamente a partir de informações extraídas das redes egocentradas de habitantes da Comunidade de Chão de Estrelas, em Recife. Foram aplicados 250 questionários, a partir de amostra aleatória simples de um universo de 1.131 domicílios.To analyze the relationship between the format of the networks of a low-income community and the probable effects on the performance of district voluntary associations (community groups and NGO' s. How can we explain why some inhabitants start as simple consumers of the services offered by the district associations to later become participants in the management of those organizations. The explanation for the

  8. As Experiências de Consumo de Eletrônicos de Consumidores de Baixa Renda no Brasil

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    Marcelo de Rezende Pinto

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available A partir da constatação de que ainda são incipientes os estudos que buscam relacionar as experiências de consumo em uma perspectiva social, atrelada à percepção de que pouco se pesquisou sobre os consumidores pobres urbanos, este trabalho tem por objetivo geral investigar como as experiências de consumo de eletrônicos pelos consumidores de baixa renda interagem com o sistema cultural e simbólico envolvido no fluxo da vida social cotidiana. Por meio de uma abordagem interpretativista e construtivista, conduziu-se uma pesquisa de inspiração etnográfica a fim de se vivenciar o dia a dia dos consumidores no seu ambiente natural por meio de entrevistas em profundidade, observações e notas de campo. Os dados da investigação empírica foram examinados com base na Análise de Conteúdo. Com a intenção de ir além das descrições, o trabalho também visou à construção de uma teoria substantiva por meio da grounded theory construtivista tal como proposta por Strauss e Corbin (2008 e Charmaz (2006. A teoria substantiva gerada salientou que nas experiências de consumo de aparelhos eletrônicos de consumidores pobres é possível perceber uma intensa relação com o sistema cultural e simbólico construída entre os sujeitos pesquisados.DOI:10.5585/remark.v12i1.2316

  9. Pobreza e desigualdade de renda entre famílias da zona rural de Mato Grosso de 2004 a 2006 Poverty and income inequality among families in rural areas of Mato Grosso from 2004 to 2006

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    Benedito Dias Pereira

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    Full Text Available Investigou-se a desigualdade da distribuição de renda e a pobreza das famílias residentes nas áreas rurais de Mato Grosso em 2004 e 2006, com base nos microdados da PNAD (IBGE. Em especial, o coeficiente de Gini foi decomposto por fonte de renda, para se identificar a contribuição relativa de determinada fonte de renda na desigualdade da renda total. Dentre os principais resultados encontrados, verificou-se que há elevada desigualdade na distribuição de renda entre as famílias rurais mato-grossenses, que a renda das atividades agrícolas contribui para aumentar essa desigualdade e que essa renda se constitui em variável importante e estratégica para a economia do Estado. Os indicadores também sugerem que houve incremento da pobreza entre as famílias rurais do Estado entre 2004 e 2006.Investigates on income distribution inequality and poverty of families living in rural areas of Mato Grosso in 2004 and 2006, based on the microdata of PNAD (IBGE. In particular, the Gini coefficient was broken by source of income to identify the relative contribution of a particular source of income inequality in total income. Among the key findings, it appears that there is high inequality in the income distribution among households in Mato Grosso, that the agriculture income contributes to increasing inequality and that this income is one important and strategic variable for the economy of the state. The indicators also suggest that there was an increase in poverty among rural families of the state between 2004 and 2006.

  10. PEMANFAATAN ZEOLIT DARI ABU SEKAM PADI DENGAN AKTIVASI ASAM UNTUK PENURUNAN KESADAHAN AIR

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    VH Putranto

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    Full Text Available Aktivasi menggunakan asam kuat dalam sintesis zeolit dikenal dapat meningkatkan kemampuan zeolit sebagai adsorben. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk memanfaatkan abu sekam padi sebagai sumber silika yang diaktivasi dengan HCl 2 M pada sintesis zeolit secara hidrotermal dan memanfaatkan zeolit hasil sintesis untuk menurunkan tingkat kesadahan air sumur. Proses aktivasi dilakukan dengan menggunakan larutan HCl 2 M. Zeolit hasil sintesis diuji secara kualitatif menggunakan Spektrofotometer Inframerah (FTIR dan Difraksi Sinar-X (XRD kemudian dimanfaatkan untuk menurunkan kadar ion logam Ca2+ dan Mg2+ penyebab kesadahan air dengan variasi waktu kontak (0, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 90, dan 120 menit dilanjutkan variasi massa zeolit sintetis (0,05; 0,1; 0,125; 0,25; serta 0,5 gram per volume air sumur 25 ml. Hasil uji komposisi kimia dengan Fluoresensi Sinar-X menunjukkan abu sekam padi yang telah diaktivasi memiliki kadar silika (SiO2 yang lebih tinggi yakni mencapai 95,83%. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa zeolit sintetis yang dihasilkan merupakan zeolit tipe NaY (zeolite like dengan kristal cancrinite sebagai fasa dominan. Adsorbsi optimum ion logam Ca2+ dan Mg2+ dalam air sumur oleh zeolit hasil sintesis terjadi pada waktu 60 menit dengan penyerapan optimum sebesar 94,71% Ca2+ dan 84,55% Mg2+ serta pada massa adsorben optimum 0,125 gram dengan penyerapan optimum sebesar 93,02% Ca2+ dan 83,78% Mg2+.Activation using a strong acid in zeolite synthesis is known can enhance the ability of zeolite as adsorbent. This study aims to utilize rice husk ash as a source of silica, which is activated with 2 M HCl in zeolite synthesis hydrothermally and apply the zeolite to reduce the level of hardness in well water. The activation process is performed by using HCl 2 M solution. Zeolite product is analyzed qualitatively using infrared spectrometer (FTIR and X-ray Diffraction (XRD and then used to reduce the levels of metal ions Ca2+ and Mg2+ which cause water hardness

  11. Implementation of improved underbalanced drilling in AbuDhabi onshore field

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    Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO) is considering Underbalanced Drilling (UBD) as a means to develop lower permeability units in its fields. In addition to productivity and recovery gains, ADCO also expects reservoir characterization benefits from UBD. Reservoir screening studies were carried out on all of ADCO's reservoirs to determine their applicability for UBD. The primary business benefits of UBD were determined to be reservoir characterization, damage Mitigation, and rate of Penetration "ROP" Improvement. Apart from the primary benefits, some of the secondary benefits of UBD that were identified beforehand included rig performance. Since it's a trial wells, the challenge was to drill these wells safely, efficiently and of course meeting well objectives. Many operators worldwide drill these well in underbalanced mode but complete it overbalanced. In our case the plan was to drill and complete these wells in underbalanced condition. But we had to challenge most operators and come up with special and unique casing hanger design to ensure well control barriers exists while fishing the control line of the Downhole Deployment Valve "DDV". After intensive studies and planning, the hanger was designed as per our recommendations and found to be effective equipment that optimized the operational time and the cost as well. This report will provide better understanding of UBD technique in general and shade on the special designed casing hanger compared to conventional or what's most used worldwide. Even thought there were some issues while running the casing hanger prior drilling but managed to capture the learning's from each well and re-modified the hanger and come up with better deign for the future wells. Finally, the new design perform a good performance of saving the operation time and assisting the project to be done in a safe and an easy way without a major impact on the well cost. This design helped to drill and complete these wells safely with

  12. Abu Ghraib and Beyond: Torture as an Extension of the Desiring Machine

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    Hania Nashef

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available In his discussion of Dante’s Inferno, Edward Said writes that “Maometto” or Mohammed occupies the eighth circle in the nine circles of Hell, belonging to “a rigid hierarchy of evils.”  According to Said, “Maometto” is “endlessly being cleft in two from his chin to his anus,” a punishment in Dante’s belief is well deserved because of Maometto’s sensuality and “pretensions to theological eminence.”  Such graphic description of torment evokes scenes of torture we have of late witnessed in Abu Ghreib and Guantanamo.  Prisoners, not only, were subjected to physical abuse but were also subjected to acts of sexual perversion as was revealed by the photos.  Furthermore, the latter showed those who partook in these actions seemed to be enjoying the power that the exercise of torture gave them.  Robert J.C. Young states that Colonialism “was not only a machine of war … but also a desiring machine.”  This poses the question as to whether torture does allow for the enactment of repressed desire by allowing it to surface by providing it with a venue in which it becomes acceptable.  Moreover, does Colonialism in its previous or in its current form, only sustain itself fundamentally through constant violence, of which perversion is a vital component as these practices are playing into the repertoire of the evil East, or is the perversion an extension of a suppressed Oedipus complex?

  13. Antioxidant activity and mineral composition of three Mediterranean common seaweeds from Abu-Qir Bay, Egypt

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    Khairy, Hanan M.; El-Sheikh, Mohamed A.

    2015-01-01

    Antioxidant activity and mineral composition were evaluated seasonally from spring to autumn 2010 in the three common seaweeds Ulva lactuca Linnaeus (Chlorophyta), Jania rubens (Linnaeus) J.V. Lamouroux and Pterocladia capillacea (S.G. Gmelin) Bornet (Rhodophyta). The antioxidant activity was measured with β-carotene, total phenol content and DPPH (2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl). Seaweeds were collected from the rocky site near Boughaz El-Maadya Abu-Qir Bay of Alexandria, Egypt. The results showed maximum increase of β-carotene in P. capillacea during summer. A significant increase in total phenolic content at P ⩽ 0.05 was found in the red alga (J. rubens) during summer. Also, U. lactuca showed the maximum antioxidant scavenging activity especially during summer. Minerals in all investigated samples were higher than those in conventional edible vegetables. Na/K ratio ranged between 0.78 and 2.4 mg/100 g, which is a favorable value. All trace metals exceeded the recommended doses by Reference Nutrient Intake (RNI). During summer season, it was found that Cu = 2.02 ± 0.13 and Cr = 0.46 ± 0.14 mg/100 g in U. lactuca and Fe had a suitable concentration (18.37 ± 0.5 mg/100 g) in P. capillacea. The studied species were rich in carotenoids, phenolic compounds, DPPH free radicals and minerals, therefore, they can be used as potential source of health food in human diets and may be of use to food industry. PMID:26288568

  14. Bio leaching of Uranium - bearing material from Abu Thor area, West Central Sinai, Egypt for recovering uranium

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    Abd El Wahab, G.M.; Amin, M.M.; Aita, S.K.

    2012-01-01

    A uranium-bearing material was recorded within the Intra-Carboniferous Paleokarst Profile of Um-Bogma Formation at Abu Thor area, West Central Sinai, Egypt. The present paper is concerned with the bio leaching of U and Cu using Aspergillus Niger (A. Niger) followed their proper recovery. The working Abu Thor representative sample assays 0.22% U as the element of interest as well as up to 25% CuO beside the other rock constituents SiO 2 (33%), Al 2 O 3 (10.4%) and CaO(8.5%). The effective bio leaching of U and Cu from Abu Thor ore sample using A.Niger was performed at the following optimum conditions: an incubation time of 6 days, sample/ liquid (S/L) ratio of 1/10, ph value of 1 and a temperature of 60 degree C. The prepared bio leach liquor assays 0.19 g/l of U and 15.8 g/l of Cu with leaching efficiencies of 97% and 79%, respectively. Uranium was recovered using 25% TBP in kerosene at O/A ratio of 1/1 and contact time of 5 min with achieved extraction efficiency of 96%. However the stripping of U was conducted by using 8% Na 2 CO 3 at A/O ratio of 1/1 and contact time of 5 min with stripping efficiency reached 99%. On the other hand, Cu was directly precipitated as CuS using the freshly released H 2 S gas with the addition of solid Na 2 S. The optimum precipitation conditions were S/L ratio of 1/100, ph 1.5 and room temperature where the precipitation efficiency of Cu achieved 99%

  15. Látex de amapá (Parahancornia fasciculata (Poir Benoist, Apocynaceae: remédio e renda na floresta e na cidade

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    Murilo da Serra Silva

    Full Text Available O estudo abordou a cadeia de produção e de comercialização e os aspectos do consumo do látex medicinal de amapá amargoso (Parahancornia fasciculata em Belém e Ponta de Pedras, no Pará. Nosso objetivo foi investigar diversos aspectos do manejo e uso desse produto, revelando a sua importância na vida de seus produtores e consumidores. Foram utilizados a abordagem da 'cadeia de produção ao consumo' e métodos qualitativos e quantitativos de pesquisa, incluindo pesquisa de mercado, entrevistas com extrativistas, comerciantes e consumidores, oficinas, turnês guiadas e inventário florestal. Os oito mil litros de látex de amapá comercializados anualmente na região de Belém beneficiam, principalmente, consumidores de baixa renda, que têm tradição secular do uso desse látex. A renda obtida com esse produto representa 42% da renda total dos extrativistas com produtos florestais não madeireiros. A grande abundância da espécie e a distribuição diamétrica das árvores indicam possibilidade de regeneração natural. A melhoria na técnica de extração do látex realizada por alguns extrativistas revela que eles têm conhecimento da anatomia da árvore. A tradição de uso e manejo do látex e as características ecológicas da espécie sugerem grande potencial para programas de produção sustentável.

  16. PRODUÇÃO DE BEBIDA LÁCTEA TIPO UMBUZADA COMO ALTERNATIVA DE RENDA PARA O PEQUENO AGRICULTOR DO SUDOESTE BAIANO

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    Rezende, Adriano Alves de; Guimaraes, Gislaine Fernandes; Miyaji, Mauren; Fontan, Gabrielle Cardoso Reis; Bonomo, Renata Cristina Ferreira

    2007-01-01

    Este trabalho tem como objetivo apresentar os resultados obtidos por meio da pesquisa desenvolvida no sudoeste baiano para integrar a produção extrativista do umbu com o aproveitamento de subprodutos do leite, na qual se utiliza o soro dequeijo para a produção de uma bebida láctea tipo umbuzada. São abordados, ainda, o aspecto financeiro com o intuito de demonstrar a viabilidade econômica da produção da bebida e o aspecto sócio econômico do projeto, que tem um como foco a geração de renda ext...

  17. Baixa Renda: O Consumo Simbólico e o Comércio Informal de Acessórios Femininos

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    Elisângela Domingues Michelatto Natt; Bruna Fernanda Barbosa; Francisco Giovanni David Vieira; Alexandre de Pádua Carrieri

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    Para compreender mais do universo do consumo simbólico, foi realizada uma pesquisa sobre o consumo de acessórios femininos por mulheres de baixa renda. As participantes foram revendedoras ambulantes e suas clientes. Sob a perspectiva do consumo simbólico foi possível observar alguns aspectos comuns ao consumo dessa classe de mulheres que recorrem às suas experiências de consumo para relacionar-se no universo social e marcar sua presença nele. Em termos gerenciais essa pesquisa se faz importan...

  18. Inserção, renda e satisfação profissional de médicos formados pela Unesp

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a inserção profissional, o nível de renda e de satisfação de médicos formados na Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu (Unesp assim como possíveis fatores associados a tais desfechos. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal, tendo como população-alvo todos os médicos formados entre 1968 e 2005, utilizando-se um questionário autoaplicável. RESULTADOS: A taxa de resposta foi de 45%, 1.224 dos 2.864 questionários enviados por correio. A média de idade dos participantes foi de 46,5 anos (± 10,9 e 64,4% eram homens. A maioria (98,6% referiu exercer a profissão, residir no Estado de São Paulo (96,4%, ter feito residência (92,0% e frequentar eventos científicos regularmente (80,2%. Referiram morar em cidades do interior 70,4% e ter clínica privada 67,4% dos egressos. Renda mensal entre R$ 10 e 15 mil foi relatada por 28,4% e satisfação profissional grande ou muito grande por 66,1% deles. Nos modelos de regressão logística, mantiveram-se significativamente associados a maior renda: sexo masculino, ter clínica privada, ter filhos e estar profissionalmente satisfeito. Maior satisfação associou-se com menor idade e maior renda, fazer doutorado, considerar que foi bem preparado para a profissão, afirmar que faria Medicina novamente e avaliar positivamente sua qualidade de vida e saúde mental. CONCLUSÕES: A inserção profissional de ex-alunos é importante na avaliação institucional, devendo ser realizada regularmente para subsidiar as discussões sobre reforma curricular.

  19. Somatização em migrantes de baixa renda no Brasil Somatization in Brazil's low-income migrants

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    Miguel Antônio de Mello Silva

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem por objetivo compreender o entrelaçamento da cultura com reações psicológicas de indivíduos expostos ao processo de migração e estabelecer relações entre o fenômeno da migração e adoecimento psicossomático. O enfoque metodológico é essencialmente qualitativo, baseado em representações sociais de pacientes migrantes e da equipe de funcionários e profissionais de um centro de saúde do município próximo de Campinas. A análise demonstrou que a migração era percebida negativamente, como uma causadora de doenças quando havia perda do emprego/renda e fragmentação de laços familiares e comunitários. Se tais elementos estavam estabilizados, fatores estressantes do cotidiano permaneciam mascarados (mantidos fora da consciência e a piora da saúde não era atribuída à migração ou à qualidade de vida. O problema da migração e doença, pela perspectiva do centro de saúde, incluía abordagem terapêutica exclusivamente biológica sem outra perspectiva que contribuísse para os sujeitos assimilarem as novas condições de vida num novo ambiente sócio-cultural.This paper aims to debate relations between culture and psychological reactions of individuals exposed to the process of migration and to establish relations between migration and psychosomatic sickening. The methodological approach is essentially qualitative and based on social representations of migrant patients, staff and professionals of a public health unit near Campinas. The analysis demonstrated that migration was negatively experienced as producing ailments when loss of job/income, break of family/community ties was involved. When these elements were stabilized, stressful factors of daily life remained covered (out of conscience and worsening in health condition was attributed neither to migration nor to life quality. The problem of migration and ailments, from the health center perspective, involved merely biological procedures and did not

  20. PREPARASI KATALIS ABU KULIT KERANG UNTUK TRANSESTERIFIKASI MINYAK NYAMPLUNG MENJADI BIODIESEL (Preparation of Cockle Shell Powder Catalyst for Transesterificationof Calophyllumi inophyllum L. Oil to Biodiesel

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    Zuhra Zuhra

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    menggunakan katalis padat dari kulit kerang. Dari pola XRD mengindikasikan bahwa CaCO3 terkonversi dari kulit kerang sempurna menjadi CaO ketika kulit kerang dikalsinasi pada suhu 900 oC. Hasil rekaman SEM diperoleh ukuran partikel katalis setelah dipijar menjadi kecil. Aktivitas katalis tertinggi diperoleh pada penggunaan abu kulit kerang yang dikalsinasi pada suhu 900 oC. Rendemenmetil ester tertinggi mencapai 87,4% setelah 3 jam reaksi. Katalis abu kulit kerang telah terbukti dapat digunakan untuk reaksi transesterifikasi minyak nabati menjadi biodiesel. Kata kunci: Kulit kerang, biodiesel, katalis heterogen, kalsium oksida, minyak nyamplung, transesterikasi

  1. Genesis of Uranium in the younger granites of gabal abu hawis area, central eastern desert of Egypt

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    Ahmed, F.Y.; Moharem, A.F.

    2003-01-01

    The younger granites cropping out in gabal abu hawis area are considered as uraniferous (fertile) granites (the fertile is mainly is mainly attributed to presence of radioactive zircon). Abu hawis granitic pluton is dissected by joints faults of different trends forming two mineralized shear zones in the northern peripheries and southern border. The younger granites hosting uranium mineralizations along the two mineralized shear zones. The uranium minerals include uranophane and carnotite. The altered granites have much lower Th/U ratios (0.03-0.10) than those of the fresh granites (1.69-2.05), indicating strong mobilization of uranium in this pluton by super-heated solutions that resulted from supergence meteoric water as well as U-addition by hypogene fluids. These solutions could pass through the structural network of fractures, joints and fault planes and have leached some of labile uranium from the surrounding rocks and/or the younger granites themselves. Then, changing in the physicochemical conditions of these solutions caused uranium precipitation as uranium minerals filling the cracks in the rock and/or adsorbed on the surface of clay minerals and iron oxides in the two shear zones

  2. Renewable energy policies in the Gulf countries. A case study of the carbon-neutral 'Masdar City' in Abu Dhabi

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    Reiche, Danyel

    2010-01-01

    The Gulf countries are largely dependent on exporting oil and natural gas for their national budgets. They mainly use domestic fossil fuels for their domestic energy supply. In spite of favorable geographic conditions, especially for solar energy, renewable energies are still a niche application. Abu Dhabi, besides Dubai, the most important emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has now started a process of 'transforming oil wealth into renewable energy leadership', and has set the long-term goal of a 'transition from a 20th Century, carbon-based economy into a 21st Century sustainable economy'. This article is a case study about 'Masdar City', a planned carbon-neutral town in Abu Dhabi. The article describes the key characteristics of Masdar City, analyses the drivers behind the project, identifies the main actors for its implementation, and seeks obstacles to creation and development as well as the policy behind Masdar City. Finally, a first judgment of possible diffusion effects of the project is done. (author)

  3. Influence of Chemical Parameters on Artemia sp. (Crustacea: Anostraca Population in Al Wathba Lake in the Abu Dhabi Emirate, UAE

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    Anitha Saji

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Long term monitoring programme on Brine shrimp (Artemia sp. is being carried out by the Environment Agency, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (EAD with the prime purpose of understanding the population dynamics, ecology and habitat requirements of Artemia at Al Wathba Lake, situated within Al Wathba Wetland Reserve, which is an artificial wetland near Abu Dhabi City. The present study, being a component of this programme, intends to understand the influence of chemical parameters such as dissolved oxygen, nitrate, nitrite, phosphate, ammonia and total organic carbon on Artemia biomass and cyst production at different sites of the Al Wathba Lake. The study was carried out by sampling lake water quarterly for a period of 5 years from 2010 to 2014. The Artemia population was found to have direct impact of the above mentioned parameters on its abundance. The abundance was highest during the year 2010. Further, temperature, dissolved oxygen, nitrate and cadmium were found to be the most crucial parameters for production of Artemia. The study further aimed to determine the significant relationship between physico-chemical parameters and Artemia sp. population dynamics and cyst production.

  4. Agricultura familiar e as rendas não-agrícolas na Região Metropolitana de Porto Alegre : um estudo de caso dos municípios de Dois Irmãos e Ivoti - RS

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    Marco Antonio Verardi Fialho

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    Esta estudo discute a importância das rendas não-agrícolas na composição da renda total dos agricultores familiares de uma região fortemente marcada pela pluriatividade de seus produtores rurais. Os dados utilizados neste estudo foram obtidos a partir de uma pesquisa de campo realizada junto a 57 agricultores familiares dos municípios de Dois Irmãos e Ivoti, RS. A metodologia utilizada consistiu na identificação e quantificação das rendas agrícolas e não-agrícolas bem como na caracterização d...

  5. O Topo da Distribuição de Renda no Brasil: Primeiras Estimativas com Dados Tributários e Comparação com Pesquisas Domiciliares (2006-2012

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    Marcelo Medeiros

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta a primeira estimativa da concentração de renda entre os mais ricos no Brasil calculada com base nas declarações de Imposto de Renda de Pessoas Físicas para os anos de 2006 a 2012. As principais medidas de desigualdade são as frações da renda total apropriada pelos 0,1%, 1% e 5% mais ricos. Os resultados são testados e comparados com os das pesquisas domiciliares brasileiras. O artigo conclui que os dados tributários revelam uma concentração no topo substancialmente maior do que as outras fontes e, em termos gerais, ela permanece estável no período analisado.

  6. CAPITAL HUMANO OU CAPITALISMO SELVAGEM? UM BALANÇO DA CONTROVÉRSIA SOBRE DISTRIBUIÇÃO DE RENDA DURANTE O “MILAGRE” BRASILEIRO

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    Ricardo Strazzacappa Barone

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    Full Text Available RESUMO O artigo tem por objetivo realizar um balançoda controvérsia sobre a distribuição de renda no Brasil na década de 1960. Para tanto, apresentamos os principais argumentos da interpretação “oficial”, fundamentada e justificada no trabalho de Langoni (1973, bem como as principais críticas a ela endereçadas pelas interpretações alternativas. A interpretação “oficial” considerou que o aumento na desigualdade da distribuição de renda entre 1960 e 1970 seria consequência natural e transitória do descompasso entre demanda e oferta de mãodeobra qualificada, num contexto de intenso crescimento econômico. Consideramos, em linha com as interpretações alternativas, que a interpretação “oficial” apresentouargumentos que obscureceram a importância de elementos teóricos e empíricos relacionados com ahierarquia organizacional das empresas, a política econômica do governo militar e o padrão de desenvolvimento capitalista no Brasil.

  7. Distribuição das rendas do petróleo e indicadores de desenvolvimento municipal no Brasil nos anos 2000S

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    Fernando Antonio Slaibe Postali

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Em 1997, o governo brasileiro aprovou a Lei 9478/97, que estabelecia novos critérios para a distribuição de royalties do petróleo entre os municípios brasileiros e ampliou as possibilidades de uso desses recursos em áreas sociais. O objetivo deste artigo é investigar empiricamente se os royalties distribuídos sob esta lei contribuíram para a melhoria dos indicadores sociais dos municípios contemplados, em relação à média nacional, no período de 2000 a 2007. Utilizou-se o Índice Firjan de Desenvolvimento Social (IFDM e seus três componentes: IFDM - Educação, IFDM - Saúde e IFDM - Emprego&Renda, como medida de desenvolvimento social. Os resultados mostram que as rendas do petróleo não produziram impactos significativos nos indicadores sociais de saúde e de educação dos municípios beneficiados, mas, de forma surpreendente, geraram efeitos negativos sobre seus setores formais de trabalho.

  8. Ekstraksi Kalium dari Abu Tandan Kosong Sawit Sebagai Katalis Pada Reaksi Transesterifikasi Minyak Sawit

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    Mohammad Imaduddin

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Process of the transesterification reaction of palm oil with methanol by using ash of palm empty fruit bunches (EFB as base catalyst has been conducted. The studied variables were effect of weight ash of EFB (5, 10, 15, 20, 25 g and the molar ratio (3:1; 6:1; 9:1; and 12:1 of methanol to palm oil. Sample of ash was prepared through heating, screening, and reashing. A certain amount of ash was extracted in methanol with mixing for about 1 h at room temperature and the product was used as catlayst for transesterification process. The composition of the methyl esters (biodiesel was analyzed using GC-MS and 1H NMR, whereas characters of biodiesel were analyzed using ASTM methods. The results of AAS analysis showed that potassium carbonate content in ash of EFB was 25.92% w/w. The main components of biodiesel were mixture of methyl palmitate and methyl oleat as the major compounds. The increasing of EFB ash weight (catalyst concentration in reaction of transesterification enhanced the biodiesel conversion of 53.0; 76.9; 88.2; 90.5 and 97.8% (w/w respectively. The increasing of the molar ratio of methanol to palm oil, the biodiesel conversion enhanced too, that were 74.0; 90.5; 92.3 and 98.8% (w/w respectively. The properties of biodiesel were relatively conformed with specification of biodiesel (ASTM D 6751. © 2008 BCREC UNDIP. All rights reserved.(Received: 25th September 2008, Accepted: 5th October 2008[How to Cite: M. Imaduddin, Y. Yoeswono, I. Tahir. (2008. Ekstraksi Kalium dari Abu Tandan Kosong Sawit Sebagai Katalis Pada Reaksi Transesterifikasi Minyak Sawit. Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering and Catalysis, 3 (1-3: 14-20.  doi:10.9767/bcrec.3.1-3.7119.14-20][How to Link/DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.9767/bcrec.3.1-3.7119.14-20 || or local:  http://ejournal.undip.ac.id/index.php/bcrec/article/view/7119][Cited by: Scopus 1 | ] 

  9. Hydrography, nutrients and plankton abundance in the hot spot of Abu Qir Bay, Alexandria, Egypt

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    Full Text Available The hydrography, nutrient levels and plankton abundance were investigated monthly for a complete annual cycle in the southwestern part of Abu Qir Bay, the most polluted and biologically productive area on the Egyptian Mediterranean coast. Intense temporal and spatial variability was observed in all measured parameters characteristic of the effects of several effluents discharged into the bay. Based on the present investigation, the southwestern Bay can be divided ecologically and biologically into two parts: one including the near shore strip, which is directly affected by the waste waters, and a second comprising the southwestern part of the coastal strip and the offshore stations, both of which are relatively far away from the land-based effluents. The Bay water was characterized by low transparency (monthly average: 64-280 cm, dissolved oxygen (monthly average 2.0-6.8 mg/l and surface salinity (monthly average: 24.8-37.9 ppt, the highest limits usually being in the offshore section. Water fertility and plankton production were high in the Bay indicating an occasionally acute degree of eutrophication, particularly nearshore. Great variations occurred in the concentrations of nutrients throughout the year, with monthly averages of 0.8-50.88 mM for ammonia, 0.42-3.28 mM for nitrite, 1.29-17.36 mM for nitrate, 0.32-3.61 mM for reactive phosphate and 1.09-33.34 mM for reactive silicate. Similarly, the abundance of both phytoplankton and zooplankton showed pronounced temporal and spatial variability, whereas the monthly average chlorophyll-a fluctuated between 2.06 and 52.64 mg/l and zooplankton between 31x103 and 248.6x103 ind./m3. However, the absolute values of all parameters indicated remarkably wider ranges of variations. Significant correlation was found between chlorophyll-a and some ecological parameters like temperature, salinity, transparency, dissolved oxygen, nitrite and between zooplankton and temperature, while there was a significant

  10. Detailed study of seismic wave attenuation from four oilfields in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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    Bouchaala, F.; Ali, M. Y.; Matsushima, J.

    2018-02-01

    In the present study, we provide a detailed study of seismic wave attenuation obtained from four oilfields. The reservoir zones of these oilfields are complicated due to complex fracture networks, the presence of tar mat and high heterogeneity of carbonate rocks of which the subsurface of Abu Dhabi is mainly composed. These complexities decrease signal-to-noise ratio and make attenuation estimation difficult. We obtained high-resolution attenuation profiles from vertical seismic profiling (VSP) and sonic waveform data. The VSP data were recorded in all four oilfields and the sonic data were acquired in the reservoir zones of oilfields I and IV. We found that the VSP scattering attenuation ({Q}{{S}{{c}}{{a}}{{t}}}-1) varies from -0.080 to 0.180 over a depth range of 400-3500 m. We attributed this significant scattering to the high heterogeneity of carbonate rocks. The scattering profiles seem to be sensitive to fractures, lithology heterogeneity and tar mat, but their effect is superimposed. The VSP intrinsic attenuation varies from -0.15 to 0.246 with high variation within each formation. Since intrinsic attenuation is closely related to fluids, we assumed that this variation is due to the non-uniform distribution of fluids caused by the complex porosity network of the subsurface. The sonic monopole attenuation ({Q}{{M}{{f}}}-1) in the reservoir zones ranges between 0.033-0.094 and dipole inline attenuation ({Q}{{I}{{n}}{{l}}}-1) ranges from 0.040-0.138. The sonic attenuation appears to be sensitive to the presence of fluid and type of fractures, where it shows high attenuation for open fractures and low attenuation for resistive fractures. The zones with high clay content display high sonic intrinsic attenuation in the reservoir of oilfield II. We explain this by the frictional movement between the clay and carbonates due to the elasticity contrast of these two materials. Therefore, the solid grain friction may be the dominant attenuation mechanism in those zones.

  11. Variability of Surface pollutants and aerosol concentration over Abu Dhabi, UAE - sources, transport and current levels

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    Phanikumar, Devulapalli V.; Basha, Ghouse; Ouarda, Taha B. M. J.

    2015-04-01

    In the view of recent economic, industrial, and rapid development, Abu Dhabi (24.4oN; 54.4oE; 27m msl) has become one of the most populated regions in the world despite of extreme heat, frequent dust storms, and with distinctive topography. The major sources of air pollution are from the dust and sand storms, greenhouse gas emissions, and to some extent from industrial pollution. In order to realize the accurate and comprehensive understanding of air quality and plausible sources over this region, we have made a detailed analysis of three years simultaneous measurements during 2011-13 of pollutants such as O3, SO2, NO2, CO, and PM10 concentrations. Diurnal variation of meteorological parameters such as temperature and wind speed/relative humidity clearly shows daytime maximum/minimum in summer followed by pre-monsoon, post-monsoon and winter. The prevailing winds over this region are mostly from northwesterly direction (Shamal wind). Diurnal wind pattern showed a clear contrast with the majority of the wind pattern during nighttime and early morning is from the westerly/northwesterly and daytime is from southwesterly/southeasterly directions. The diurnal pattern of O3 shows minimum during 08 LT and increases thereafter reaching maximum at 17 LT and decreases during nighttime. However, the diurnal pattern of SO2 and NO2 show a peak at ~ 08 LT and dip at ~ 14 LT during all the seasons with some variability in each season. On the other hand, the diurnal pattern of CO shows a peculiar picture of elevated levels during daytime peaking at ~ 10 LT (prominent in summer and post-monsoon) followed by a sharp decrease and minimum is ~14 LT. PM10 concentration has an early morning peak at ~ 02 LT and then decreases to a minimum value at ~11 LT and again increases in the afternoon hours (maximum at ~17 LT) depicting a forenoon-afternoon asymmetry. Monthly variation of PM10 shows maximum in pre-monsoon season and minimum in winter. Our observations show the diurnal pattern of

  12. 75 FR 2921 - In the Matter of the Designation of Said Ali al-Shihri, Also Known as Abu-Sayyaf, Also Known as...

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 6872] In the Matter of the Designation of Said Ali al-Shihri... Known as Abu Sufian Kadhdhaab Matrook, Also Known as Sa'id Ali Jabir al-Khathim al-Shihri, Also Known as... January 23, 2003, I hereby determine that the individual known as Said Ali al- Shihri, and also known as...

  13. Out-of-School Experience Categories Influencing Interest in Biology of Secondary School Students by Gender: Exploration on an Abu Dhabi Sample

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    Badri, Masood; Yang, Guang; Al Mazroui, Karima; Mohaidat, Jihad; Al Rashedi, Asma; Al Housani, Najwa

    2017-01-01

    This study employed the international Relevance of Science Education questionnaire to survey the interest in biology and the out-of-school experiences of Abu Dhabi secondary school students (median age 17, mean age 17.53 and mode age of 16) in the third semester of 2014. It included 3100 participants. An exploratory factor analysis was used to…

  14. School Children's Use of Digital Devices, Social Media and Parental Knowledge and Involvement--The Case of Abu Dhabi

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    Badri, Masood; Alnuaimi, Ali; Al Rashedi, Asma; Yang, Guang; Temsah, Khaled

    2017-01-01

    This paper looks at the usage of social media devices and applications, and parental knowledge and involvement among Abu Dhabi children in Grade 6 or higher. It examines the young children's usage of personal computers, mobile phones and tablet PCs, and social media related apps. The paper tries to understand the reasons for joining or not joining…

  15. Molecular adjuvants based on nonpyrogenic lipophilic derivatives of norAbuMDP/GMDP formulated in nanoliposomes: stimulation of innate and adaptive immunity.

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    Knotigová, Pavlína Turánek; Zyka, Daniel; Mašek, Josef; Kovalová, Anna; Křupka, Michal; Bartheldyová, Eliška; Kulich, Pavel; Koudelka, Štěpán; Lukáč, Róbert; Kauerová, Zuzana; Vacek, Antonín; Horynová, Milada Stuchlová; Kozubík, Alois; Miller, Andrew D; Fekete, Ladislav; Kratochvílová, Irena; Ježek, Jan; Ledvina, Miroslav; Raška, Milan; Turánek, Jaroslav

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    The aim of this work was to demonstrate an immunostimulatory and adjuvant effect of new apyrogenic lipophilic derivatives of norAbuMDP and norAbuGMDP formulated in nanoliposomes. Nanoliposomes and metallochelating nanoliposomes were prepared by lipid film hydration and extrusion methods. The structure of the liposomal formulation was studied by electron microscopy, AF microscopy, and dynamic light scattering. Sublethal and lethal γ-irradiation mice models were used to demonstrate stimulation of innate immune system. Recombinant Hsp90 antigen (Candida albicans) bound onto metallochelating nanoliposomes was used for immunisation of mice to demonstrate adjuvant activities of tested compounds. Safety and stimulation of innate and adaptive immunity were demonstrated on rabbits and mice. The liposomal formulation of norAbuMDP/GMDP was apyrogenic in rabbit test and lacking any side effect in vivo. Recovery of bone marrow after sublethal γ-irradiation as well as increased survival of mice after lethal irradiation was demonstrated. Enhancement of specific immune response was demonstrated for some derivatives incorporated in metallochelating nanoliposomes with recombinant Hsp90 protein antigen. Liposomal formulations of new lipophilic derivatives of norAbuMDP/GMDP proved themselves as promising adjuvants for recombinant vaccines as well as immunomodulators for stimulation of innate immunity and bone-marrow recovery after chemo/radio therapy of cancer.

  16. Hydrology of the coastal sabkhas of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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    Sanford, Ward; Wood, Warren

    2001-05-01

    Water fluxes were estimated and a water budget developed for the land surface and a surficial 10-m-deep section of the coastal sabkhas that extend from the city of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, west to the border with Saudi Arabia. The fluxes were estimated on the basis of water levels and hydraulic conductivities measured in wells and evaporation rates measured with a humidity chamber. In contrast with conceptual models proposed in earlier studies, groundwater inflow is estimated to be small, whereas the largest components of the water budget are recharge from rainfall and evaporation from the water table. Estimates within a rectilinear volume of sabkha, defined as 1 m wide by 10 km long by 10 m deep, indicate that about 1 m3/year of water enters and exits by lateral groundwater flow; 40-50 m3/year enters by upward leakage; and 640 m3/year enters by recharge from rainfall. Based on the water and solute fluxes estimated for the upward leakage into the sabkha, 7-8 pore volumes of brine have entered the sabkha from below since the time the sabkha became saturated (7,000 years ago) as a result of the last global sea-level rise. Résumé. Les flux d'eau ont été estimés et le bilan hydrique a été réalisé pour la surface et les dix premiers mètres sous la surface de sebkhas littorales qui s'étendent à partir de la ville d'Abou Dhabi (Émirats Arabes Unis) à l'ouest de la frontière avec l'Arabie Saoudite. Les flux ont été estimés à partir des niveaux piézométriques et des conductivités hydrauliques mesurés dans les puits et à partir de mesures d'évaporation au moyen de capteurs d'humidité. En opposition avec les modèles conceptuels proposés dans les premières études, on estime que les apports par les eaux souterraines sont faibles, alors que les termes du bilan hydrique les plus importants sont la recharge par la pluie et l'évaporation à partir de la nappe. Les estimations dans un parallélépipède rectangle de sebkha, d'1 m de large, de

  17. Recent benthic foraminifera and sedimentary facies from mangrove swamps and channels of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

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    Fiorini, Flavia; Odeh, Weaam A. S. Al; Lokier, Stephen W.; Paul, Andreas

    2016-04-01

    Zonation of Recent mangrove environments can be defined using benthic foraminifera, however, little is known about foraminifera from mangrove environments of the Arabian Gulf. The objective of this study is to produce a detailed micropaleontological and sedimentological analysis to identify foraminiferal associations in several coastline environments (mangrove swamps and channels) located on the eastern side of Abu Dhabi Island (UAE). Detailed sediment sampling collection in mangal environments of Eastern Abu Dhabi was carried out to assess the distribution of living and dead benthic foraminifera in different sedimentary facies in the mangal and in the surrounding area comprising natural environments of the upper and lower intertidal area (mud flats and channels) and areas modified by anthropogenic activities (dredged channels). The fine-grain sediments collected near mangrove (Avicenna marina) roots presented a high abundance of living and dead foraminifera tests. The assemblages in these samples show very low diversity and are almost entirely constituted of small-sized opportunistic species belonging to the genera Ammonia and Elphidium. In particular: • Samples collected on the mud flat and in ponds at the margin of the channel show a foraminiferal assemblage characterised by abundant foraminifera belonging to the genera Ammonia, Elphidium, Triloculina, Quinqueloculina, Peneroplis and Spirolina. • Samples collected in the lower (wet) intertidal area close to Avicenna marina roots, presented a low-diversity assemblage mostly comprising opportunistic foraminifera of the genera Ammonia and Elphidium along with rare miliolidae. • Samples from the upper intertidal area (dry) close to Avicenna marina roots, produced an assemblage exclusively composed of small-sized opportunistic Ammonia and Elphidium, together with abundant specimens belonging to the genera Trochammina. Throchammina specimens have not been previously recorded from Recent sedimentary samples of

  18. The development of stromatolitic features from laminated microbial mats in the coastal sabkha of Abu Dhabi (UAE)

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    Paul, Andreas; Lessa Andrade, Luiza; Dutton, Kirsten E.; Sherry, Angela; Court, Wesley M.; Van der Land, Cees; Lokier, Stephen W.; Head, Ian M.

    2017-04-01

    Stromatolitic features are documented from both marine and terrestrial environments worldwide. These features form through a combination of trapping and binding of allochthonous grains, and through microbially mediated and/or controlled precipitation of carbonate minerals. The combined effects of these processes result in the continuous vertical and lateral growth of stromatolites. While the Abu Dhabi coastal sabkha is well known for a vast microbial mat belt that is dominated by continuous polygonal and internally-laminated microbial mats, no stromatolitic features have been reported from this area so far. In this study, we report evidence for stromatolitic features from the coastal sabkha of Abu Dhabi, based on observations in an intertidal but permanently submerged pool. This pool lies embedded within the laminated microbial mat zone, and is marked by the development of true laminated stromatolite at its margins and microbial build-ups at its centre. In order to characterise processes that lead to the formation of these stromatolitic features, and to develop a conceptual model that describes their development in the context of variations in sea level, tidal energy and other environmental factors, we employ a multitude of environmental, sedimentological, mineralogical and geochemical methods. These methods include the analysis of water data in terms of temporal variations in temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen and water level, the analysis of petrographic thin sections of both lithified and unlithified features as well as an analysis of the stromatolites' mineralogical composition, and the amounts of incorporated organic carbon and calcium carbonate. Initial results suggest that the development of the observed stromatolitic features in the coastal sabkha of Abu Dhabi is the result of a complex interplay between simultaneous erosion of laminated microbial mat, and biotic/abiotic lithification processes. Initially, the location of this pool was characterised by

  19. Consumo no Brasil: teoria da renda permanente, formação de hábito e restrição à liquidez

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    Fábio Augusto Reis Gomes

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    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa a série de consumo agregado do Brasil. Como usual, investiga-se, primeiramente, a aplicabilidade da hipótese do passeio aleatório do consumo, derivada teoricamente a partir das hipóteses de ciclo de vida/renda permanente e expectativas racionais (TRP. Utilizando a decomposição de Beveridge e Nelson (1981 verificamos que o consumo apresenta, além de uma tendência estocástica, uma parte cíclica estacionaria, o que não é compatível com a TRP. Este resultado está em conformidade com o resultado de Reis et alii (1998 de que grande parte da população brasileira está restrita a consumir sua renda corrente, existindo um ciclo comum entre consumo e renda. Em uma tentativa de gerar um processo estocástico para o consumo compatível com a evidência empírica introduzimos formação de hábito nas preferências de um consumidor representativo. No entanto, o processo daí derivado não se mostrou significativo diante da possibilidade dos consumidores serem restritos à liquidez.This article analyzes the behavior of aggregate consumption series in Brazil. As usual, the random walk hypothesis of consumption, derived theoretically from the life cycle/permanent income and rational expectations hypothesis (PIH, is tested. The Beveridge e Nelson (1981 decomposition indicates that the consumption series has a stochastic trend and a cyclical stationary component, incompatible with the PIH. This result is in line with Reis et alii (1998, who concluded that a large fraction of Brazilian people is credit constrained, which generates a common cycle between consumption and income. Following, we introduce habit formation in the preference of a representative consumer in order to attempt to produce a process of consumption compatible with the empirical evidence. However, such a process does not prove itself statistically significant amidst the possibility of credit constraint consumers.

  20. Selective Recovery of Yttrium and Ytterbium Oxides from Abu Rusheid REEs Concentrate via Alkaline Leaching and Solvent Extraction

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    El-Sheikh, E.M.

    2017-01-01

    The REEs concentrate prepared from Abu Rusheid lamprophyre ore material is found to assay 44.65% Y_2O_3 and 13.87% Yb_2O_3 together with less amounts of 10 other REEs. This concentrate has been subjected to alkaline leaching process using seven different alkali reagents (single or mixed). From the obtained results, the mixed Na_2CO_3/(NH_4)HCO_3 reagent has been able to leach up to 87.32 % of Yb and 98.73% of Y together with a minor amount of Eu( 1.44)%. Finally, TBP extractant has been used to separate highly pure Yb and Y concentrate oxides from the nitrate solution

  1. Preliminary crustal deformation model deduced from GPS and earthquakes’ data at Abu-Dabbab area, Eastern Desert, Egypt

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    Mohamed, Abdel-Monem S.; Hosny, A.; Abou-Aly, N.; Saleh, M.; Rayan, A.

    2013-06-01

    A local geodetic network consisting of eleven benchmarks has been established to study the recent crustal deformation in the Abu-Dabbab area. Seven campaigns of GPS measurements have been collected started from October 2008 and ended in March 2012. The collected data were processed using Bernese version 5.0, and the result values were adjusted to get the more accurate positions of the GPS stations. The magnitudes of horizontal displacements are variable from one epoch to another and in the range of 1-3 (±0.2) mm/yr. Due to the differences in rates of the horizontal displacement; the area is divided into two main blocks. The first one, moves to the east direction of about 3 mm/yr, while the second block, moves to the SW direction of about 6 mm/yr. According to the strain fields that were calculated for the different epochs of measurement, the main force is compression force and is taken the NW-SE to NWW-SEE direction. This force could be because of local and regional tectonic processes affecting on the study area. The maximum values of compression stress are found in the southern central and western part of study area. Estimated accumulation of this strain energy may be considered as an indicator of the possibility of earthquake occurrence. From the seismic tomography study, the 3D Vp and Vp/Vs crustal models indicate high Vp/Vs values forms an elongated anomaly, in the central part of the study area, that extends from a depth of 12 km to about 1-2 km of depth is obtained. By using this crustal model in relocations all seismicity informed that most of the seismicity strongly tend to occur in a cluster manner exactly above the southern part of the study area. Based on the conducted source mechanism study, it is noticed that shallow earthquakes are associated by a high CLVD ratio (up to 40%). Furthermore, initiation of a high level seismic activity, without a large seismic main shock is observed in the Abu-Dabbab area. The distribution of micro-earthquakes tends to

  2. Facies and sedimentary environments of the Abu Qada Formation at Gabal El-Gunna, Southeastern Sinai, Egypt

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    Tarek Y.M.A. El-Hariri

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The biostratigraphy, microfacies association, mineralogical interferences, depositional environments and geochemical properties of the Abu Qada Formation, which exposed at Gabal El-Gunna Southeastern Sinai, Egypt were delineated. It belongs to the planktonic foraminiferal Whiteinella archaeocretacea Zone of the Late Cenomanian-Early Turonian and consists of calcareous shale and limestone. The calcareous shale facies is characterized by chlorite, smectite and illite with high concentration of P2O5, Zn, Ni, V, and Cr. The carbonate rocks are characterized by foraminiferal wakestone and bioclastic grainstone. These microfacies associations are characterized by barite with high content of Sr. The facies types with faunal contents, geochemical and mineralogical studies suggest a restricted to shelf lagoon open circulation environment.

  3. Energies and media nr 31. The EPR. Its role in the nuclear sector. Finland, Flamanville, Abu Dhabi. The reactor range

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    2010-02-01

    After some comments on recent events in the nuclear sector in different countries (energy policy and projects in the USA, China, Italy, UK, Germany), this publication discusses the role of the EPR. It briefly outlines the characteristics of the third generation reactors compared with that of the first and second ones, evokes the influence of September 11 on design specifications, and evokes the international discussions about the project of fourth-generation reactors and the researches on nuclear fusion. It outlines the current context and the role of nuclear energy in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, briefly describes the opportunities offered by the use of thorium, and by fast neutron reactors. It comments the construction of the EPRs in Finland and in Flamanville, some characteristics of the EPR control system, and how France failed in selling the EPR to Abu Dhabi. It finally evokes the French offer in terms of nuclear reactors

  4. Baixa Renda: O Consumo Simbólico e o Comércio Informal de Acessórios Femininos

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    Elisângela Domingues Michelatto Natt

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Para compreender mais do universo do consumo simbólico, foi realizada uma pesquisa sobre o consumo de acessórios femininos por mulheres de baixa renda. As participantes foram revendedoras ambulantes e suas clientes. Sob a perspectiva do consumo simbólico foi possível observar alguns aspectos comuns ao consumo dessa classe de mulheres que recorrem às suas experiências de consumo para relacionar-se no universo social e marcar sua presença nele. Em termos gerenciais essa pesquisa se faz importante porque apresenta algumas peculiaridades desse processo de consumo, revelando informações que podem contribuir para a avaliação das estratégias de mercado.

  5. Política de estabilização de renda para a agricultura familiar: uma análise de risco

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    Maria Aparecida Silva Oliveira

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Os produtores familiares foram prejudicados pelas políticas de substituição de importações e de modernização da agricultura, sofrendo com elevadas transferências de renda para fora do setor. Uma forma de ressarci-los seria implementando uma política de estabilização de renda que asseguraria rentabilidade estável aos produtores. O objetivo deste artigo é determinar os benefícios de uma política de estabilização de renda implementada na agricultura familiar para agricultores e consumidores de arroz, feijão, milho e mandioca, e os custos para agricultores comerciais nesses mercados. Utilizou-se o modelo de Newbery e Stiglitz, que considera a redução do risco com a política de estabilização de renda. A política implicaria aumento de receita para produtores familiares. Os benefícios de transferência superariam os de eficiência para produtores familiares e consumidores. Os benefícios para a agricultura familiar superariam os custos da agricultura comercial com a política nos mercados de feijão, mandioca e milho, e os benefícios totais superariam os custos totais nos mercados de feijão e milho, ao contrário ocorreria nos mercados de arroz e mandioca, embora neste fosse pequena a diferença. Conclui-se que a implementação da política seria viável nos mercados onde a participação da agricultura familiar fosse maior que a da comercial e naqueles importadores.Income transfers from family farm to nonagricultural sectors occurred due to imports to substitution policy. A way of compensating this segment could be set by an income stabilization policy that would improve the income distribution in the agricultural sector. Also it could assure a stable profitability to farmers. The objective of this paper is to determine the benefits of an income stabilization policy implemented to the family farms producing rice, beans, corn and cassava. The research also aims to determine the costs of this policy for commercial farmers

  6. Aspectos relacionados aos efeitos da desigualdade de renda na saúde: mecanismos contextuais Issues regarding the effects on health of income inequality: contextual mechanisms

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    Roger Keller Celeste

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available O Brasil é um dos países mais desiguais em distribuição de renda e a influência desse fator na saúde das pessoas é controversa. Este artigo revisou a metodologia para estudos contextuais e mecanismos de ação que podem explicar o efeito contextual da desigualdade de renda na saúde. O estudo de efeitos contextuais necessita de teorias multiníveis bem formuladas que identifiquem o papel de cada variável no modelo, e o nível de agregação ideal das variáveis contextuais. Foram identificadas quatro explicações: (1 artefato estatístico; (2 comparação social;(3 subinvestimento público; (4 capital social. A contribuição relativa de cada um desses mecanismos não está ainda bem avaliada. Concluímos que a existência de diferentes mecanismos de ação pode explicar parte da heterogeneidade dos resultados. Outra explicação é que a desigualdade de renda pode captar outros construtos, como estratificação social ou políticas públicas e, em alguns casos, pode não ser um bom marcador de tais construtos. Estudos com maior poder de estabelecimento de relação causal são necessários. Uma possibilidade é a avaliação do impacto de políticas de intervenção direcionadas para redistribuição de renda.Brazil is one of the most unequal countries in income distribution. The influence of this factor on people's health is controversial. This article reviews the contextual effects and possible pathways linking income inequality to health. Contextual effect studies need well-developed multilevel theories, identifying the roles of variables in the explaining model, especially the role of individual level variables and the level of aggregation of contextual variables. Four explanations for the relationship between income inequality and health were identified: (1 statistical artifact; (2 social comparison; (3 underinvestment in social police; (4 social capital. The relative contribution of each of these mechanisms has not been well

  7. Monitoring vegetation change in Abu Dhabi Emirate from 1996 to 2000 and 2004 using Landsat Satellite Imagery

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    Starbuck, M.J.; Tamayo, J.

    2007-01-01

    In the fall of 2001, a study was initiated to investigate vegetation changes in the Abu Dhabi Emirates. The vast majority of vegetation present in the region is irrigated and analysis of vegetation change will support groundwater investigations in the region by indicating areas of increased water use. Satellite-based imaging systems provide a good source of data for such an analysis. The recent analysis was completed between February and November 2002 using Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper satellite imagery acquired in 1996 and Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus imagery acquired in 2000. These assessments were augmented in 2004with the study of Landsat 7 imagery acquired in early 2004. The total area of vegetation for each of seven study areas was calculated using the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) technique. Multiband image classification was used to differentiate general vegetation types. Change analysis consisted of simple NDVI image differencing and post-classification change matrices. Measurements of total vegetation are for the Abu Dhabi Emirate indicate an increase from 77,200 hectares in 1996 to 162,700 hectares in 2000 (110% increase). Based on comparison with manual interpretation of satellite imagery, the amount of under-reporting of irrigated land is estimated at about 15% of the actual area. From the assessment of 2004 Landset imagery, it was found that the growth of irrigated vegetation in most areas of Emirate had stabilized and had actually slightly decreased in some cases. The decreases are probably due to variability in the measurement technique and not due to actual decreases in area of vegetation. (author)

  8. Observations of the atmospheric boundary layer height over Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Investigating boundary layer climatology in arid regions

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    Marzooqi, Mohamed Al; Basha, Ghouse; Ouarda, Taha B. M. J.; Armstrong, Peter; Molini, Annalisa

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    Strong sensible heat fluxes and deep turbulent mixing - together with marked dustiness and a low substrate water content - represent a characteristic signature in the boundary layer over hot deserts, resulting in "thicker" mixing layers and peculiar optical properties. Beside these main features however, desert ABLs present extremely complex local structures that have been scarcely addressed in the literature, and whose understanding is essential in modeling processes such as the transport of dust and pollutants, and turbulent fluxes of momentum, heat and water vapor in hyper-arid regions. In this study, we analyze a continuous record of observations of the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) height from a single lens LiDAR ceilometer operated at Masdar Institute Field Station (24.4oN, 54.6o E, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates), starting March 2013. We compare different methods for the estimation of the ABL height from Ceilometer data such as, classic variance-, gradient-, log gradient- and second derivation-methods as well as recently developed techniques such as the Bayesian Method and Wavelet covariance transform. Our goal is to select the most suited technique for describing the climatology of the ABL in desert environments. Comparison of our results with radiosonde observations collected at the nearby airport of Abu Dhabi indicate that the WCT and the Bayesian method are the most suitable tools to accurately identify the ABL height in all weather conditions. These two methods are used for the definition of diurnal and seasonal climatologies of the boundary layer conditional to different atmospheric stability classes.

  9. Isolation of keratinophilic fungi from the soil of islands of Greater Tunb, Abu-Musa and Sirri, Persian Gulf, Iran

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    Mohsen Nosratabadi

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Background and Purpose: Keratinophilic fungi are among the important groups of fungi living in the soil. This study aimed to isolate and identify keratinophilic fungi from the soil of three Iranian islands, namely Greater Tunb, Abu Musa, and Sirri, located in the Persian Gulf using morphological and molecular (polymerase chain reaction methods. Materials and Methods: In this study, a total of 60 soil samples were collected from the three islands of Greater Tunb, Abu Musa, and Sirri. The samples were analyzed for the presence of the keratinophilic fungi using a hair baiting technique. Furthermore, the identification of keratinophilic fungi was accomplished through the employment of molecular and sequencing techniques. Results: A total of 130 fungal isolates, including 11 genera with 24 species, were collected. Accordingly, Chrysosporium tropicum (24;18.5%, C. keratinophilum (17; 13.1%,  Chrysosporium  species (15; 11.5%, Aspergillus  species ( 8;6.1%, Aspergillus flavus (8; 6.1%, Penicillium  species (8;6.1%, Alternaria spp ( 6; 4.6%, Phoma  species (5;  3.8%, Aphanoascus verrucosus (4;3.1%, Fusarium chlamydosporum (4; 3.1%, Aspergillus trreus (4;3.1%, Acremonium  species (4; 3.1%, and other fungi( 23; 17.8 % isolates were identified . All isolates of keratinophilic fungi were isolated from the soils with the pH range of 7-9. Conclusion: The results of this study contributed towards a better conceptualization of the incidence pattern of keratinophilic fungi in the regions of Iran. Given that no study has investigated this issue, the findings of the present study can be beneficial for the management of public health surveillance, physicians, and epidemiologists.  

  10. Structure, Aboveground Biomass, and Soil Characterization of Avicennia marina in Eastern Mangrove Lagoon National Park, Abu Dhabi

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    Alsumaiti, Tareefa Saad Sultan

    Mangrove forests are national treasures of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other arid countries with limited forested areas. Mangroves form a crucial part of the coastal ecosystem and provide numerous benefits to society, economy, and especially the environment. Mangrove trees, specifically Avicennia marina, are studied in their native habitat in order to characterize their population structure, aboveground biomass, and soil properties. This study focused on Eastern Mangrove Lagoon National Park in Abu Dhabi, which was the first mangrove protected area to be designated in UAE. In situ measurements were collected to estimate Avicennia marina status, mortality rate (%), height (m), crown spread (m), stem number, diameter at breast height (cm), basal area (m), and aboveground biomass (t ha-1 ). Small-footprint aerial light detection and ranging (LIDAR) data acquired by UAE were processed to characterize mangrove canopy height and aboveground biomass density. This included extraction of LIDAR-derived height percentile statistics, segmentation of the forest into structurally homogenous units, and development of regression relationships between in situ reference and remote sensing data using a machine learning approach. An in situ soil survey was conducted to examine the soils' physical and chemical properties, fertility status, and organic matter. The data of soil survey were used to create soil maps to evaluate key characteristics of soils, and their influence on Avicennia marina in Eastern Mangrove Lagoon National Park. The results of this study provide new insights into Avicennia marina canopy population, structure, aboveground biomass, and soil properties in Abu Dhabi, as data in such arid environments is lacking. This valuable information can help in managing and preserving this unique ecosystem.

  11. Elasticidade-preço da demanda por etanol no Brasil: como renda e preços relativos explicam diferenças entre estados

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    Veronica Fernandez Orellano

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo estuda a demanda por etanol no Brasil no período 2001-2009, considerando as características regionais de renda e de preços relativos. Essas características explicam variação relevante na elasticidade-preço da demanda, aspecto até então desconsiderado em estudos anteriores. Foi estimado um modelo econométrico a partir de um painel de dados estaduais mensais, no qual variáveis instrumentais foram usadas para controlar a endogeneidade na análise da demanda. Conclui-se que a demanda é mais elástica em estados mais pobres e em que o preço relativo está próximo a 70%, a taxa técnica de substituição entre etanol e gasolina, parâmetro relevante para as decisões de consumo de proprietários de veículos flex-fuel. Essas regiões apresentam maiores elasticidades-preço da demanda, em última análise, por conta de diferenças logísticas e tributárias, as quais definem o preço relativo. Esses resultados diferem daqueles obtidos por Salvo e Huse (2013, pois identificam diferenças regionais que independem da heterogeneidade das preferências dos consumidores, mas decorrem da configuração logística e de renda. Os resultados sugerem implicações para as políticas tributária e de infraestrutura logística, as quais, ao afetarem o nível de preços relativos de etanol e gasolina, afetam a sensibilidade da demanda com relação às variações de preço.

  12. Solostamenides paucitesticulatus n. sp. (Monogenoidea: Mazocraeidea: Microcotylidae) from the freshwater mullet Liza abu (Heckel) (Mugiliformes: Mugilidae) from Atatürk Reservoir on the Euphrates River in southern Turkey.

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    Kritsky, Delane C; Öktener, Ahmet

    2015-06-01

    Solostamenides paucitesticulatus n. sp. (Monogenoidea: Microcotylidae) from the gills of the abu mullet Liza abu (Heckel) in Atatürk Reservoir in southern Turkey is described. Among other features, the new species is easily distinguished from its three congeners, Solostamenides mugilis (Vogt, 1879), Solostamenides pseudomugilis (Hargis, 1956) and Solostamenides polyorchis Zhang & Yang, 2001, by having fewer hooks on the male copulatory organ (11 to 14), testes (5 to 9), and haptoral clamps (31 to 47).

  13. Uranium distributions in the mineral constituents of granitoid rocks and the associated pegmatites at Wadi Abu Had, north eastern desert, Egypt

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    Nossair, L.M.; Moharem, A.F.; Abdel Warith, A.

    2007-01-01

    Wadi Abu Had area is located at the northern part of the Eastern Desert of Egypt. It covers about 55 km2 of the crystalline basement rocks stretching between latitudes 28o 15'- 28o 25' N and longitudes 32o 25' - 32o 35' E. Abu Had younger granites are fertile (uraniferous) granites as they possess U-contents greater than 11 ppm. Their associated pegmatites show higher U-contents than those of granitoid rocks and hosting secondary uranium minerals. Numerous unzoned and zoned pegmatite pockets are associated with the marginal parts of granodiorite and within younger granites. Zoned pegmatites are the most radioactive ones. They are composed of extremely coarse-grained milky quartz core, intermediate zone of mica and wall zone of feldspars. An alteration zone with secondary uranium minerals (uranophane and beta-uranophane) is found at the contact between quartz core and the intermediate zone.

  14. A GIS-BASED MULTI-CRITERIA EVALUATION SYSTEM FOR SELECTION OF LANDFILL SITES: a case study from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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    S. M. Issa

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Landfill sites receive 92% of total annual solid waste produced by municipalities in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. In this study, candidate sites for an appropriate landfill location for the Abu Dhabi municipal area are determined by integrating geographic information systems (GIS and multi-criteria evaluation (MCE analysis. To identify appropriate landfill sites, eight input map layers including proximity to urban areas, proximity to wells and water table depth, geology and topography, proximity to touristic and archeological sites, distance from roads network, distance from drainage networks, and land slope are used in constraint mapping. A final map was generated which identified potential areas showing suitability for the location of the landfill site. Results revealed that 30% of the study area was identified as highly suitable, 25% as suitable, and 45% as unsuitable. The selection of the final landfill site, however, requires further field research.

  15. The meaning of education after Abu Ghraib: revisiting Adorno’s politics of education O que pode significar a educação após Abu Ghraib: revisitando a política de educação de Adorno

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    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available How might education be used to question the common sense of the war on terrorism or to rouse citizens to challenge the social, political, and cultural conditions that led to the horrible events of Abu Ghraib? Just as crucially, we must ponder the limits of education. Is there a point where extreme conditions shortcircuit our moral instincts and ability to think and act rationally? If this is the case, what responsibility do we have to challenge the reckless violence-as-fi rst-resort ethos of the Bush administration? Such questions extend beyond the events of Abu Ghraib, but, at the same time, Abu Ghraib provides an opportunity to connect the sadistic treatment of Iraqi prisoners to the task of redefi ning pedagogy as an ethical practice, the sites in which pedagogy takes place, and the consequences of pedagogy to rethinking the meaning of politics in the twenty-fi rst century. In order to confront the pedagogical and political challenges arising from the reality of Abu Ghraib, I want to revisit a classic essay by Theodor Adorno in which he tries to grapple with the relationship between education and morality in light of the horrors of Auschwitz. Keywords: Education. Adorno. Auschwitz. Abu Ghraib. Como pode a educação ser usada para questionar o senso comum da guerra ao terrorismo ou para insuflar os cidadãos a desafi ar as condições sociais, políticas e culturais que conduziram aos eventos horríveis de abusos contra prisioneiros iraquianos na prisão americana de Abu Ghraib? Só assim, de modo crucial, podemos ponderar os limites da educação. Até que ponto as condições extremas causam curto-circuito em nossos instintos morais e em nossa capacidade de pensar e agir racionalmente? Se for esse o caso, qual nossa responsabilidade em desafi ar o etos imprudente da “violência como primeiro recurso” da administração de Bush? Tais questões estendem-se além dos eventos de Abu Ghraib, mas, ao mesmo tempo, Abu Ghraib fornece uma

  16. Utilizations and Perceptions of Emergency Medical Services by Patients with ST-Segments Elevation Acute Myocardial Infarction in Abu Dhabi: A Multicenter Study.

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    Callachan, Edward Lance; Alsheikh-Ali, Alawi A; Nair, Satish Chandrasekhar; Bruijns, Stevan; Wallis, Lee A

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    Data on the use of emergency medical services (EMS) by patients with cardiac conditions in the Gulf region are scarce, and prior studies have suggested underutilization. Patient perception and knowledge of EMS care is critical to proper utilization of such services. To estimate utilization, knowledge, and perceptions of EMS among patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. We conducted a multicenter prospective study of consecutive patients admitted with STEMI in four government-operated hospitals in Abu Dhabi. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with patients to assess the rationale for choosing their prehospital mode of transport and their knowledge of EMS services. Of 587 patients with STEMI (age 51 ± 11 years, male 95%), only 15% presented through EMS, and the remainder came via private transport. Over half of the participants (55%) stated that they did not know the telephone number for EMS. The most common reasons stated for not using EMS were that private transport was quicker (40%) or easier (11%). A small percentage of participants (7%) did not use EMS because they did not think their symptoms were cardiac-related or warranted an EMS call. Stated reasons for not using EMS did not significantly differ by age, gender, or primary language of the patients. EMS care for STEMI is grossly underutilized in Abu Dhabi. Patient knowledge and perceptions may contribute to underutilization, and public education efforts are needed to raise their perception and knowledge of EMS.

  17. Utilizations and Perceptions of Emergency Medical Services by Patients with ST-Segments Elevation Acute Myocardial Infarction in Abu Dhabi: A Multicenter Study

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    Callachan, Edward Lance; Alsheikh-Ali, Alawi A.; Nair, Satish Chandrasekhar; Bruijns, Stevan; Wallis, Lee A.

    2016-01-01

    Background: Data on the use of emergency medical services (EMS) by patients with cardiac conditions in the Gulf region are scarce, and prior studies have suggested underutilization. Patient perception and knowledge of EMS care is critical to proper utilization of such services. Objectives: To estimate utilization, knowledge, and perceptions of EMS among patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Methods: We conducted a multicenter prospective study of consecutive patients admitted with STEMI in four government-operated hospitals in Abu Dhabi. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with patients to assess the rationale for choosing their prehospital mode of transport and their knowledge of EMS services. Results: Of 587 patients with STEMI (age 51 ± 11 years, male 95%), only 15% presented through EMS, and the remainder came via private transport. Over half of the participants (55%) stated that they did not know the telephone number for EMS. The most common reasons stated for not using EMS were that private transport was quicker (40%) or easier (11%). A small percentage of participants (7%) did not use EMS because they did not think their symptoms were cardiac-related or warranted an EMS call. Stated reasons for not using EMS did not significantly differ by age, gender, or primary language of the patients. Conclusions: EMS care for STEMI is grossly underutilized in Abu Dhabi. Patient knowledge and perceptions may contribute to underutilization, and public education efforts are needed to raise their perception and knowledge of EMS. PMID:27512532

  18. Poisoned social climate, collective responsibility, and the abuse at Abu Ghraib--Or, the establishment of "rule that is lack of rule".

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    Mestrovic, Stjepan G; Romero, Rachel

    2012-01-01

    The authors draw upon the experiences of one of the co-authors as an expert witness in sociology for mitigation at three of the courts-martial pertaining to the abuse at Abu Ghraib that were held at Ft. Hood, Texas in the year 2005 (for Javal Davis, Sabrina Harman, and Lynndie England). In addition, this paper is based upon the thousands of pages of affidavits, testimony, and U.S. Government reports concerning Abu Ghraib. These internal government reports, as well as the Levin-McCain report, point to collective responsibility and the responsibility of individuals high in the chain of command for establishing unlawful techniques. We review the shortcomings of a purely psychological approach for understanding the abuse, and turn to Durkheim's original understanding of anomie as a state of social derangement or rule by lack of rule to introduce the ideas of the social origins of and social responsibility for the abuse. We conclude with sociological suggestions for reforming some of the legal, medical, psychiatric, and other professional complicity in the abuse at Abu Ghraib. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  19. Proposição e teste de um modelo de turismo para a população de baixa renda na cidade de São Paulo [doi: 10.5329/RECADM.20090801002

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    Renata Giovinazzo Spers

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    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false PT-BR X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 RESUMO No campo de oportunidades que a população de classe de baixa renda apresenta, esse artigo visa analisar essas oportunidades na área do turismo, com o objetivo de propor um modelo de turismo voltado para as classes C e D, especificamente na região de São Paulo (capital e verificar sua aceitação junto à população de baixa renda. O modelo foi estruturado com base na teoria sobre o mercado popular, adaptando serviços de turismo existentes aos interesses e renda disponível deste segmento popular, tendo em vista o referencial conceitual analisado. A partir de uma pesquisa de campo, pode-se comprovar que as mudanças propostas para estruturar o modelo de turismo para baixa renda tiveram boa aceitação pelo público-alvo. Este público busca um pacote turístico com boa qualidade, preço baixo e com supressão de serviços dispensáveis (como arrumação do quarto todos os dias, refeições e televisão no quarto. Além disso, pode-se notar o interesse desse público por alguns roteiros de turismo e passeios ecológicos, representando uma oportunidade a ser explorada junto a uma parcela da população disposta a gastar parte de sua renda com o lazer, especialmente com viagens.   Palavras-chave Estratégias para baixa renda; Mercado popular; Turismo popular.   ABSTRACT In the opportunities that the income market bring to the firms, this paper will explore the opportunities in the tourism industry. The purpose of this paper is to develop a tourism model to low-income market in São Paulo, and to test it’s acceptance. The model was structured based on the theory about the low-income market, adapting the services to the interest of the potential consumers. The research proved that the changes had well acceptance. It becomes clear that the income market looks for quality and low price, excluding unessential services. Besides that, it’s possible to notice

  20. Contributions to a shallow aquifer study by reprocessed seismic sections from petroleum exploration surveys, eastern Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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    Woodward, D.

    1994-01-01

    The US Geological Survey, in cooperation with the National Drilling Company of Abu Dhabi, is conducting a 4-year study of the fresh and slightly saline groundwater resources of the eastern Abu Dhabi Emirate. Most of this water occurs in a shallow aquifer, generally less than 150 m deep, in the Al Ain area. A critical part of the Al Ain area coincides with a former petroleum concession area where about 2780 km of vibroseis data were collected along 94 seismic lines during 1981-1983. Field methods, acquistion parameters, and section processing were originally designed to enhance reflections expected at depths ranging from 5000 to 6000 m, and subsurface features directly associated with the shallow aquifer system were deleted from the original seismic sections. The original field tapes from the vibroseis survey were reprocessed in an attempt to extract shallow subsurface information (depths less than 550 m) for investigating the shallow aquifer. A unique sequence of reproccessing parameters was established after reviewing the results from many experimental tests. Many enhancements to the resolution of shallow seismic reflections resulted from: (1) application of a 20-Hz, low-cut filter; (2) recomputation of static corrections to a datum nearer the land surface; (3) intensive velocity analyses; and (4) near-trace muting analyses. The number, resolution, and lateral continuity of shallow reflections were greatly enhanced on the reprocessed sections, as was the delineation of shallow, major faults. Reflections on a synthetic seismogram, created from a borehole drilled to a depth of 786 m on seismic line IQS-11, matcheddprecisely with shallow reflections on the reprocessed section. The 33 reprocessed sections were instrumental in preparing a map showing the major structural features that affect the shallow aquifer system. Analysis of the map provides a better understanding of the effect of these shallow features on the regional occurrence, movement, and quality of

  1. Hedge, redução de volatilidade dos lucros e o efeito sobre o imposto de renda das companhias abertas brasileiras

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    Valdir de Jesus Lameira

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo, procurou-se identificar se as companhias abertas brasileiras teriam conseguido benefícios fiscais ao fazer hedge, fato esse derivado de uma expectativa de queda da sua carga tributária (Imposto de Renda a pagar. Com esse objetivo, inicialmente pesquisou-se em que situações have-ria possibilidade de geração desse benefício. Após essa revisão, foram estudadas situações em que a companhia tivesse grande volatilidade de seus resultados e os efeitos que o hedge traria no valor do I.R. a ser pago. Assim, pôde-se mensurar o efeito do resultado do hedge na carga tributária dessas companhias nesse período, simulando uma situação teórica para melhor evidenciarem-se os efeitos resultantes dessa prática. Posteriormente, utilizouse uma regressão linear múltipla para relacionar o valor do imposto de renda pago por companhias abertas brasileiras no ano de 2003 com os valores de hedge em 2002 e 2003 e os prejuízos acumulados em 2002. Os resultados são fundamentados em vasta bibliografia referente ao assunto.In this article we try to identify if Brazilian public companies hedge in response to tax incentives. With this goal, we first identify in which conditions the hedge causes reductions in tax obligations. Next, we study theoretical situations in which the companies' financial results change from great losses to great profits and we observe the impact in the companies' tax liabilities. Finally, we observe the results of a regression that tries to explain the tax obligations in 2003 in function of the hedge values in 2002, 2003 and the net operational losses in 2002. We conclude that it is possible to hedge in response to tax benefits in some special situations. Our results and conclusions are supported by other studies.

  2. Sedimentology and Reservoir Characteristics of Early Cretaceous Fluvio-Deltaic and Lacustrine Deposits, Upper Abu Gabra Formation, Sufyan Sub-basin, Muglad Rift Basin, Sudan

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    Yassin, Mohamed; Abdullatif, Osman; Hariri, Mustafa

    2017-04-01

    Sufyan Sub-basin is an East-West trending Sub-basin located in the northwestern part of the Muglad Basin (Sudan), in the eastern extension of the West and Central Africa Rift System (WCARS). The Early Cretaceous Abu Gabra Formation considered as the main source rock in the Muglad Basin. In Sufyan Sub-basin the Early Cretaceous Upper Abu Gabra Formation is the main oil-producing reservoir. It is dominated by sandstone and shales deposited in fluvio-deltaic and lacustrine environment during the first rift cycle in the basin. Depositional and post-depositional processes highly influenced the reservoir quality and architecture. This study investigates different scales of reservoir heterogeneities from macro to micro scale. Subsurface facies analysis was analyzed based on the description of six conventional cores from two wells. Approaches include well log analysis, thin sections and scanning electron microscope (SEM) investigations, grain-size, and X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis of the Abu Gabra sandstone. The cores and well logs analyses revealed six lithofacies representing fluvio-deltaic and lacustrine depositional environment. The sandstone is medium to coarse-grained, poorly to moderately sorted and sub-angular to subrounded, Sub-feldspathic arenite to quartz arenite. On macro-scale, reservoir quality varies within Abu Gabra reservoir where it shows progressive coarsening upward tendencies with different degrees of connectivity. The upper part of the reservoir showed well connected and amalgamated sandstone bodies, the middle to lower parts, however, have moderate to low sandstone bodies' connectivity and amalgamation. On micro-scale, sandstone reservoir quality is directly affected by textures and diagenesis.The XRD and SEM analyses show that kaolinite and chlorite clay are the common clay minerals in the studied samples. Clay matrix and quartz overgrowth have significantly reduced the reservoir porosity and permeability, while the dissolution of feldspars

  3. Impacto do sistema de tributos e benefícios sociais sobre a desigualdade de renda e a pobreza : uma análise para as grandes regiões brasileiras e o Estado de Pernambuco

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    2005-01-01

    Apesar de ter uma carga tributária como proporção do PIB equivalente a de países desenvolvidos e um gasto social que não pode ser considerado desprezível, o Brasil não consegue utilizar seu sistema de tributos e benefícios sociais de forma que a incidência do mesmo se traduza em um nível satisfatório de desigualdade de renda e de pobreza. Tendo em vista as disparidades existentes entre as regiões brasileiras, este sistema teria diferentes impactos sobre a renda da população por conta da heter...

  4. Infant Feeding Practices of Emirati Women in the Rapidly Developing City of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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    Hazel Gardner

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Rapid economic and cultural transition in the United Arab Emirates (UAE has been accompanied by new challenges to public health; most notably a rapid rise in chronic disease. Breastfeeding is known to improve health outcomes in adulthood, is associated with reduced risk of developing chronic disease, and is therefore an important public health issue for this rapidly increasing population. Factors associated with infant feeding practices were examined in a cohort of 125 Emirati women and their infants, with data collected at birth and 3, 6 and 15 months postpartum by questionnaires and interviews. Participants were recruited in the Corniche Hospital, the main maternity hospital in the city of Abu Dhabi. Factors affecting the duration of breastfeeding and the introduction of complementary foods were investigated using univariate and multivariate statistics. Recommended infant feeding practices, such as exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life and timely introduction of appropriate complementary foods, were poorly adhered to. Factors implicated in early cessation of breastfeeding included: time to first breastfeed, mother’s education level, employment status and early introduction of complementary foods.

  5. GIS-modelling of the spatial variability of flash flood hazard in Abu Dabbab catchment, Red Sea Region, Egypt

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    Islam Abou El-Magd

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    Full Text Available In the mountainous area of the Red Sea region in southeastern Egypt, the development of new mining activities or/and domestic infrastructures require reliable and accurate information about natural hazards particularly flash flood. This paper presents the assessment of flash flood hazards in the Abu Dabbab drainage basin. Remotely sensed data were used to delineate the alluvial active channels, which were integrated with morphometric parameters extracted from digital elevation models (DEM into geographical information systems (GIS to construct a hydrological model that provides estimates about the amount of surface runoff as well as the magnitude of flash floods. The peak discharge is randomly varied at different cross-sections along the main channel. Under consistent 10 mm rainfall event, the selected cross-section in middle of the main channel is prone to maximum water depth at 80 cm, which decreases to nearly 30 cm at the outlet due to transmission loss. The estimation of spatial variability of flow parameters within the catchment at different confluences of the constituting sub-catchments can be considered and used in planning for engineering foundations and linear infrastructures with the least flash flood hazard. Such information would, indeed, help decision makers and planning to minimize such hazards.

  6. Abu-Sahl al-Masihi (died circa 1010 AD): The Persian physician in the early medieval era.

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    Taghavi-Shirazi, Maryam; Ghods, Roshanak; Hashem-Dabaghian, Fataneh; Zargaran, Arman

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    In the early medieval era, in the time which is called the Islamic Golden Age, medicine flourished through the practice of Persian physicians (9th to 12th century AD). Abu-Sahl al-Masihi (died circa 1010 AD) was one of the physicians in that period who had great influence on the progress of medicine by his own writings as well as his influence on great scholars like Biruni and Avicenna as their teacher. He was a polymath and had many writings in various fields of science, in particular medical sciences. Some of his manuscripts in medicine were Al-Mia fil-Tibb (Book of the Hundred), Kitab al-Teb al-Koli (The General Medicine), Ezhar al-Hekmat Allah Ta'ala fi Khalgh al-Ensan (God's Mystery on the Creation of Man), Resalat al-Adwiya (Treatise of Drugs), Osool Elm Nabz (the Principles of Pulse), and Resala f ī Taḥqiq Amral-Waba' (On the determination of the matter of infectious diseases). As a sign of his impact in Persian medicine, many later physicians (until 19th century) referred to and cited his works in their manuscripts several times.

  7. Isotopic Investigation to Reveal Origin and Recharge of Groundwater in Liwa Area, Western Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

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    AlKatheeri, E. S.; Murad, A. A.; Howari, F. M.

    2007-01-01

    Liwa area is located in the Western Region of the Abu Dhabi Emirate in UAE. Environmental isotopes namely 2 H , 1 8O and 3 H were used to study the Quaternary aquifer in the aforementioned area. The analyses indicate that groundwater samples obtained from the study area have significant variation of isotopic content. The range of δ2 H is from -17 to 16.5, while the δ1 8O is ranging from +1.07 to +6.05. This large variation in both oxygen and hydrogen contents may be related to different origin of groundwater. δ2 H - δ1 8O relationship points to potential evaporation of recharged water prior to infiltration as observed from the slope of 4 and y-intercept of about 9. The reported results demonstrate that investigated aquifer is recharged from high elevation source which is Northern Oman Mountains, as seen from the distribution of the samples relative to the LMWL. Groundwater samples have been classified based on their depth to shallow-medium aquifer and deep aquifer. Samples from deeper aquifer have depleted values of isotopes and this indicates that deep groundwater is ancient and originated from rains of different climatic regime.

  8. Impact of stylolitization on diagenesis of a Lower Cretaceous carbonate reservoir from a giant oilfield, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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    Paganoni, Matteo; Al Harthi, Amena; Morad, Daniel; Morad, Sadoon; Ceriani, Andrea; Mansurbeg, Howri; Al Suwaidi, Aisha; Al-Aasm, Ihsan S.; Ehrenberg, Stephen N.; Sirat, Manhal

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    Bed-parallel stylolites are a widespread diagenetic feature in Lower Cretaceous limestone reservoirs, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Diagenetic calcite, dolomite, kaolin and small amounts of pyrite, fluorite, anhydrite and sphalerite occur along and in the vicinity of the stylolites. Petrographic observations, negative δ18OVPDB, fluid inclusion microthermometry, and enrichment in 87Sr suggest that these cements have precipitated from hot basinal brines, which migrated along the stylolites and genetically related microfractures (tension gashes). Fluid migration was presumably related to lateral tectonic compression events related to the foreland basin formation. The low solubility of Al3 + in formation waters suggests that kaolin precipitation was linked to derivation of organic acids during organic matter maturation, probably in siliciclastic source rocks. The mass released from stylolitization was presumably re-precipitated as macro- and microcrystalline calcite cement in the host limestones. The flanks of the oilfield (water zone) display more frequent presence and higher amplitude of stylolites, lower porosity and permeability, higher homogenization temperatures and more radiogenic composition of carbonates compared to the crest (oil zone). This indicates that oil emplacement retards diagenesis. This study demonstrates that stylolitization plays a crucial role in fluid flow and diagenesis of carbonate reservoirs during basin evolution.

  9. Infant Feeding Practices of Emirati Women in the Rapidly Developing City of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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    Gardner, Hazel; Green, Katherine; Gardner, Andrew

    2015-09-02

    Rapid economic and cultural transition in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been accompanied by new challenges to public health; most notably a rapid rise in chronic disease. Breastfeeding is known to improve health outcomes in adulthood, is associated with reduced risk of developing chronic disease, and is therefore an important public health issue for this rapidly increasing population. Factors associated with infant feeding practices were examined in a cohort of 125 Emirati women and their infants, with data collected at birth and 3, 6 and 15 months postpartum by questionnaires and interviews. Participants were recruited in the Corniche Hospital, the main maternity hospital in the city of Abu Dhabi. Factors affecting the duration of breastfeeding and the introduction of complementary foods were investigated using univariate and multivariate statistics. Recommended infant feeding practices, such as exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life and timely introduction of appropriate complementary foods, were poorly adhered to. Factors implicated in early cessation of breastfeeding included: time to first breastfeed, mother's education level, employment status and early introduction of complementary foods.

  10. MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN DEBATES IN THEEARLY ‘ABBASID PERIOD: The Cases of Timothy I and Theodore Abu Qurra

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    Full Text Available The era of the early ‘Abbasid caliphate made an important mark on the history of the world by the event of the Greek translation movement, i.e. the translation of Greek thoughts into the Arabic language. In addition to this development, the era also saw the flourishing of interreligious discourse, in both polemical literatures and religious debates, especially between Christians and Muslims. This article tries to describe how those two historical remarks are correlated under the light of other factors such as politics and religious identity. The earliest debate was happened between caliph al-Mahdi (r. 755-785 CE and a Nestorian Catholicos, Timothy I (728- 823 CE, as the first sample of religious discourses. The second one is the debate between the caliph al-Ma’mun (r. 813-833CE, who arranged many religious debates in his court, with Theodore Abu Qurra (755 – 830 CE, Bishop of Harran. By knowing the motives of the two caliphs who sponsored those events, readers would catch a better picture of the historical contexts of that time.

  11. Seasonal variations in the biochemical composition of some common seaweed species from the coast of Abu Qir Bay, Alexandria, Egypt

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    Hanan M. Khairy

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    Full Text Available Variations in protein, carbohydrate, lipid, ash, moisture, fatty acid and aminoacid contents of the seaweeds Ulva lactuca Linnaeus (Chlorophyta,Jania rubens (Linnaeus J.V. Lamouroux and Pterocladia capillacea (S.G. Gmelin Bornet(Rhodophyta were studied seasonally from spring to autumn 2010. The seaweeds were collected from a rocky site near Boughaz El-Maadya on the coast of Abu Qir Bay east of Alexandria, Egypt. Remarkable seasonal variations were recorded in the levels of the studied parameters in the three species. Pterocladia capillacea was characterized by the highest protein andcarbohydrate content throughout the different seasons, whereas Ulva lactuca contained more lipids (4.09 ± 0.2% than J. rubens and P. capillacea. The highest total fatty acids were recorded in J. rubens during the three seasons, while saturated fatty acids were predominant in P. capillacea during spring. This is due mainly to the presence of palmitic acid(C16:0, which made up 74.3% of the saturated fatty acids. The highest level of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA in these algae was measured in J. rubens; DHA (22:6ω3 was the main acid, making up 26.4% of the total fatty acids especiallyduring summer. Proline was the major component of the amino acids in the three algal species, with maximum amounts in U. lactuca.

  12. Shams 1 - Design and operational experiences of the 100MW - 540°C CSP plant in Abu Dhabi

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    Alobaidli, Abdulaziz; Sanz, Borja; Behnke, Klaus; Witt, Thomas; Viereck, Detlef; Schwarz, Mark André

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    SHAMS 1 ("Shams" means "Sun" in Arabic) Concentrated Solar Power plant is a very successful example of a modern plant, which combines the known configuration of a parabolic trough technology with the well-established power generation technologies operated at 540°C live steam temperature while respecting the specific requirement of the daily starts and shutdowns. In addition to the high live steam temperature challenge and being located in the middle of the desert approx. 120 km south west of the city of Abu Dhabi, the plant has to face, the plant has to fact several atmospheric challenges like the high dust concentration, wind storms, and high ambient temperature. This paper, written jointly by Shams Power Company - the project and operating company and MAN Diesel & Turbo - the steam turbine original manufacturer, describes the challenges in optimizing the design of the steam turbine to fulfill the requirement of fast start up while operating the plant on daily transient pattern for minimum 30 years. It also addresses the several atmospheric challenges and how the project and operating company has overcame them. Finally, the paper gives a snap shot on the operational experience and record of the plant showing that despite the very challenging environment, the budgeted target has been exceeded in the first two years of operation.

  13. Uranium extraction from ores with salicylic acid; I - uranium extraction from input phosphate ore of Abu Zaabal phosphate plant, Egypt

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    Hussein, E.M.

    1997-01-01

    Salicylic acid has been tested (for environmental importance) to extract U from input phosphate ore of Abu-Zaabal phosphate plant, Egypt prior to its processing for production of phosphatic fertilizers. Uranyl ion forms with this acid three stable complexes; namely [UO 2 Sal] degree, [U O 2 SaL 2 ] 2- and UO 2 SaL-3] 4- depending on the total uranyl and salicylic acid concentrations and their ratios. Study of relevant extraction factors revealed however that, the extraction process is controlled by the amount of salicylic acid used, alcohol/aqueous ratio, solid/liquid ratio and time of agitation. The obtained results showed that uranium is selectively leached by the application of such a leaching reagent. In order to recover U from the obtained pregnant leach liquor, the latter is adjusted by ammonia to PH 5-6.5, where the crystalline pp t of N H 4 [UO 2 SaL 3 ] 4 H 2 O has formed. This precipitation has been carried out after concentrating the obtained pregnant leach liquor by its recycle for U extraction from new ore batches. The precipitated ammonium uranyl tri salicylate is calcined at 500 degree C for obtaining pure orange yellow trioxide (UO 3 ) powder. On the basis of one ton ore treatment, an economic flowsheet for U recover y from the study ore material has been suggested

  14. Multivariate Linear Regression and CART Regression Analysis of TBM Performance at Abu Hamour Phase-I Tunnel

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    Jakubowski, J.; Stypulkowski, J. B.; Bernardeau, F. G.

    2017-12-01

    The first phase of the Abu Hamour drainage and storm tunnel was completed in early 2017. The 9.5 km long, 3.7 m diameter tunnel was excavated with two Earth Pressure Balance (EPB) Tunnel Boring Machines from Herrenknecht. TBM operation processes were monitored and recorded by Data Acquisition and Evaluation System. The authors coupled collected TBM drive data with available information on rock mass properties, cleansed, completed with secondary variables and aggregated by weeks and shifts. Correlations and descriptive statistics charts were examined. Multivariate Linear Regression and CART regression tree models linking TBM penetration rate (PR), penetration per revolution (PPR) and field penetration index (FPI) with TBM operational and geotechnical characteristics were performed for the conditions of the weak/soft rock of Doha. Both regression methods are interpretable and the data were screened with different computational approaches allowing enriched insight. The primary goal of the analysis was to investigate empirical relations between multiple explanatory and responding variables, to search for best subsets of explanatory variables and to evaluate the strength of linear and non-linear relations. For each of the penetration indices, a predictive model coupling both regression methods was built and validated. The resultant models appeared to be stronger than constituent ones and indicated an opportunity for more accurate and robust TBM performance predictions.

  15. ATLAS virtual visit features Al-Quds University, a Palestinian university with campuses in Abu Dis and al-Bireh.

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    claudia marcelloni

    2012-01-01

    Mon, 02 Apr - 14:00 CET (15:00 local) ATLAS virtual visit features Al-Quds University, a Palestinian university with campuses in Abu Dis and al-Bireh. As part of the "Physics Without Frontiers" project, funded by ICTP, Al-Quds is hosting a one day particle physics masterclass. During the day the students are given an introduction to particle physics, the LHC and the ATLAS Experiment, before having the chance to analyse real LHC data. This virtual visit comprises of a live tour around the ATLAS control room and the opportunity to ask questions to the ATLAS physicists. Al-Quds Physics has active research in accelerators, biophysics, laser, nuclear & particle, plasma, and solid state. A new collaboration is underway Forschungszentrum Jülich in spintronics, bioelectronics Alquds Physics is involved in the regional synchrotron SESAME in Jordan. Members include nine states from the region and over 10 observers worldwide. SESAME was established a long the same philosophy behind building CERN.

  16. Consumo infantil de alimentos industrializados e renda familiar na cidade de São Paulo Association of children's consumption of processed foods and family income in the city of São Paulo, Brazil

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    Rita de Cássia de Aquino

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever o consumo infantil de alimentos industrializados e a relação com a renda familiar per capita, com base em inquérito domiciliar. MÉTODOS: O consumo alimentar de uma amostra probabilística da população infantil residente na cidade de São Paulo, entre zero e 59 meses de idade (n=718, foi estudado em 1995/1996 por meio de inquérito recordatório de 24h. Analisou-se a relação entre o consumo de 24 alimentos industrializados e a renda familiar per capita, distribuída em quartis. RESULTADOS: O consumo de açúcar foi maior entre as crianças de menor renda, enquanto achocolatados, chocolates, iogurte, leite em pó modificado e refrigerantes foram mais consumidos por crianças de maior renda familiar per capita (pOBJECTIVE: To describe children's consumption of processed foods and its relationship with per capita family income based on a household survey. METHODS: Food consumption was studied in a statistical sample of 718 children living in the city of São Paulo in the period 1995-1996. A 24-hour dietary recall was used. Data regarding the association of children's consumption of 24 processed foods and per capita family income (arranged in quartiles was analyzed. RESULTS: Consumption of sugar was higher among children of low income families whereas the consumption of chocolate powder, chocolate, yogurt, infant formula and soft drinks was higher among children of high income families (p< 0.05. CONCLUSIONS: It seems that per capita family income affects the consumption of some processed foods.

  17. Prevalência e fatores associados à consulta médica entre adultos de uma comunidade de baixa renda do Sul do Brasil

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    Gisele Alsina Nader Bastos

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: estimar a prevalência de consultas médicas, nos três meses que antecederam à entrevista, em adultos de 20 anos ou mais, de uma comunidade de baixa renda, do Sul do Brasil, em 2O09. MÉTODOS: foi realizado estudo transversal, com análise ajustada por meio de Regressão de Poisson. RESULTADOS: a prevalência de consulta médica nos 3.391 entrevistados foi 76,2% (Intervalo de Confiança de 95% (IC95% 74,8; 77,6% no último ano e 64,8% (IC95% 63,0; 66,7% nos últimos três meses, maior entre as mulheres (67,8% do que entre os homens (60,2% (p<0,001. Na análise ajustada, para homens, o desfecho associou-se mais fortemente: ao aumento de idade (p=0,001 e autopercepção de saúde ruim/ muito ruim (p<0,001. Entre mulheres, ao aumento da idade (p=0,001, possuir médico de referência (p=0,001, local usual de atendimento (p<0,001 e morbidades (p= 0,001. CONCLUSÕES: a diferença na utilização de consultas deve ser considerada no planejamento e organização do acesso.

  18. Insegurança alimentar entre beneficiários de programas de transferência de renda Food insecurity among recipients of government assistance

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    Francielle Richetti Anschau

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar a proporção de insegurança alimentar domiciliar entre a população beneficiária de programas de transferência de renda e os fatores relacionados a essa condição. MÉTODOS: Estudo de delineamento transversal, cuja amostra foi constituída por 421 famílias beneficiárias, residentes no município de Toledo, Paraná. Os dados foram coletados entre setembro de 2006 e fevereiro de 2007, em entrevistas domiciliares, por meio da Escala Brasileira de Insegurança Alimentar e do Questionário de Classificação Econômica, ambos incluídos em questionário sociodemográfico. Para análise das variáveis, foram aplicados os testes de Qui-quadrado, razão de chances, regressão logística multivariada. RESULTADOS: A insegurança alimentar esteve presente em 74,6% dos domicílios, 5,9% na forma grave e 23,8% moderada. Segundo o teste de Qui-quadrado, as variáveis independentes que mostraram associação com a insegurança foram renda per capita, classe econômica D ou E, presença de menores de 18 anos, 7 ou mais membros no domicílio, baixa escolaridade e desemprego ou trabalho informal do chefe. Na regressão logística multivariada, considerando a variável dependente a condição de segurança alimentar/insegurança leve, mantiveram-se associadas à insegurança moderada/grave a classe econômica D/E (OR=2,88, presença 5/6 moradores (OR=2,90 e 7 ou mais (OR=3,05, trabalho informal ou desemprego do responsável pelo domicílio (OR=1,87. CONCLUSÃO: O fato de a transferência de renda ainda deixar em situação de insegurança alimentar um contingente grande de beneficiários (74,6% é explicado pela extrema condição de vulnerabilidade social a que essa população está submetida. Os resultados deste estudo sugerem a necessidade de políticas públicas multissetoriais, com enfoque prioritário para geração de emprego e de renda.OBJECTIVE: This study analyzed the rate of food insecurity among recipients of government

  19. Field-scale forward modelling of a shallow marine carbonate ramp: the Upper Jurassic Arab Formation (onshore Abu Dhabi - UAE)

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    Marchionda, Elisabetta; Deschamps, Rémy; Nader, Fadi H.; Ceriani, Andrea; Di Giulio, Andrea; Lawrence, David; Morad, Daniel J.

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    The stratigraphic record of a carbonate system is the result of the interplay of several local and global factors that control the physical and the biological responses within a basin. Conceptual models cannot be detailed enough to take into account all the processes that control the deposition of sediments. The evaluation of the key controlling parameters on the sedimentation can be investigated with the use of stratigraphic forward models, that permit dynamic and quantitative simulations of the sedimentary basin infill. This work focuses on an onshore Abu Dhabi field (UAE) and it aims to provide a complete picture of the stratigraphic evolution of Upper Jurassic Arab Formation (Fm.). In this study, we started with the definition of the field-scale conceptual depositional model of the Formation, resulting from facies and well log analysis based on five wells. The Arab Fm. could be defined as a shallow marine carbonate ramp, that ranges from outer ramp deposits to supratidal/evaporitic facies association (from bottom to top). With the reconstruction of the sequence stratigraphic pattern and several paleofacies maps, it was possible to suggest multiple directions of progradations at local scale. Then, a 3D forward modelling tool has been used to i) identify and quantify the controlling parameters on geometries and facies distribution of the Arab Fm.; ii) predict the stratigraphic architecture of the Arab Fm.; and iii) integrate and validate the conceptual model. Numerous constraints were set during the different simulations and sensitivity analyses were performed testing the carbonate production, eustatic oscillations and transport parameters. To verify the geological consistency the 3D forward modelling has been calibrated with the available control points (five wells) in terms of thickness and facies distribution.

  20. Frailty in community-dwelling older people in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: a cross-sectional study

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    Saleha Jaber Al-Kuwaiti

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available BackgroundFrailty describes the ageing-associated loss of physiological and psychological reserves leading to an increased risk of adverse health outcomes. Many developed countries view frailty as a major priority for their health and social care systems. Less is known about frailty in less-developed countries. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of frailty in a sample of community dwelling older people in the United Arab Emirates.MethodsThis was a cross sectional study of community dwelling Emirati adults aged 55 years and older (n=160 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Data was collected at interview by questionnaire and physical measurements. Frailty was defined according to the criteria of the Fried Frailty Index. The prevalence of frailty and its association with selected independent variables was assessed.ResultsThe overall prevalence of frailty (95% CI was 47% (39-55. Higher levels of frailty were seen in older age groups, women, those who were non-married, those with recent hospital admission, those with co-morbid conditions, those on more than five medications and those with lower forced expiratory volume and mini-mental state examination score. After adjustment in a multiple logistic regression model only age and gender were found to be independently associated with frailty.ConclusionA high prevalence of frailty was found amongst older Emiratis. Given that frailty is associated with adverse health outcomes and can be a means of identifying opportunities for intervention in clinical practice and health policy, further attention and consideration within professional and public health policy circles is needed.

  1. Aerosol Direct Radiative Forcing and Forcing Efficiencies at Surface from the shortwave Irradiance Measurements in Abu Dhabi, UAE

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    Beegum S, N.; Ben Romdhane, H.; Ghedira, H.

    2013-12-01

    Atmospheric aerosols are known to affect the radiation balance of the Earth-Atmospheric system directly by scattering and absorbing the solar and terrestrial radiation, and indirectly by affecting the lifetime and albedo of the clouds. Continuous and simultaneous measurements of short wave global irradiance in combination with synchronous spectral aerosol optical depth (AOD) measurements (from 340 nm to 1640 nm in 8 channels), for a period of 1 year from June 2012 to May 2013, were used for the determination of the surface direct aerosol radiative forcing and forcing efficiencies under cloud free conditions in Abu Dhabi (24.42°N, 54.61o E, 7m MSL), a coastal location in United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the Arabian Peninsula. The Rotating Shadow band Pyranometer (RSP, LI-COR) was used for the irradiance measurements (in the spectral region 400-1100 nm), whereas the AOD measurements were carried out using CIMEL Sunphotometer (CE 318-2, under AERONET program). The differential method, which is neither sensitive to calibration uncertainties nor model assumptions, has been employed for estimating forcing efficiencies from the changes in the measured fluxes. The forcing efficiency, which quantifies the net change in irradiance per unit change in AOD, is an appropriate parameter for the characterization of the aerosol radiative effects even if the microphysical and optical properties of the aerosols are not completely understood. The corresponding forcing values were estimated from the forcing efficiencies. The estimated radiative forcing and forcing efficiencies exhibited strong monthly variations. The forcing efficiencies (absolute magnitudes) were highest during March, and showed continuous decrease thereafter to reach the lowest value during September. In contrast, the forcing followed a slightly different pattern of variability, with the highest solar dimming during April ( -60 W m-2) and the minimum during February ( -20 W m-2). The results indicate that the aerosol

  2. Avaliação da usabilidade de telefones celulares no mercado brasileiro: gênero, idade, escolaridade e renda familiar têm alguma influência ?

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    Fernando Henrique Oliveira de Aguiar

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    Full Text Available Atualmente métodos de investigação de usabilidade desempenham papel significativo durante o ciclo de desenvolvimento de um produto, uma vez que tal construto pode ser um indicador de maior ou menor adequação dos consumidores aos novos lançamentos e consequentemente sobre sua decisão de compra. O objetivo deste trabalho foi a identificação da influência de gênero, idade, escolaridade e renda failiar na usabilidade de telefones celulares no mercado brasileiro. A coleta de dados foi realizada por qeustionário adaptado com vistas à avaliação de produtos eletrônicos móveis, verificando-se a usabilidade em seus seis componentes hierárquicos (Facilidade de Aprendizagem e Uso, Disponibilidade e Capacidade de Resolver Problemas, Aspectos Afetivos e Propriedades Multimidia, Comandos e Mínima Carga de Memória, Controle e Eficiência, e Tarefas Típicas para Telefone Celular. Gênero e idade foram as variáveis que se mostraram com maior poder de influência. A Facilidade de Aprendizagem e Uso não mostrou a unifatorialidade mostrada no trabalho original e deve ser motivo de futuros estudos, pois aparentemente o construto contém os fatores Facilidade de Aprendizagem, Ferramentas Oferecidas pelo Aparelho e Facilidade de Uso todos juntos sob o mesmo guarda-chuva, o que não se mostrou uma verdade estatística.

  3. New ceramic data from East Kalimantan : the cord-marked and red-slipped sherds of Liang Abu's layer 2 and Kalimantan's potter chronology

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    Plutniak, S.; Agus Oktaviana, A.; Sugiyanto, B.; Chazine, J.M.; Ricaut, F.X.

    2014-01-01

    Archaeological research in the Liang Abu rock shelter (East Kalimantan) led to the discovery and analysis of a pottery assemblage including red-slipped, cord-marked and incised pottery sherds, radiocarbon dated to 1672 ± 21 BP and 1524 ± 22 BP. In order to discuss our findings we undertake a reappraisal of the pottery material and associated radiocarbon dates from archaeological sites on Borneo Island, which provide us with an appropriate framework for a comparative analysis. This allows us to to include the inland region of Kalimantan in the technological network of Neolithic Island South East Asia. (author)

  4. KAJIAN TERJEMAHAN AL-QUR’AN (Studi Tarjamah al-Qur’an Basa Jawi “Assalam” Karya Abu Taufiq S.)

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    Indrati, Anisah

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    This article examines the translation of the Koran in the Java language with title Kitab al-Qur'an Tarjamah Basa Jawi "Assalaam" by H. Abu Taufiq S. The focus of study in this article is to disclose the background and motivation of the writing of Tarjamah Qur 'an Basa Jawi "Assalaam", revealing the methods used and analyze the advantages and disadvantages of the Book Tarjamah Qur'an Basa Jawi "Assalaam". In addition this article also reveals the community's response to the study of the Koran ...

  5. Comparative Review of Abu al-Tayyib al-Mutanabbi’s & Masu’d Sa’d Salman Odes

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    2014-11-01

    This survey reviews similar contents of the two Divan using comparative aspect in Abu al-Tayyib and Masu’d Sa’d-i Salman’s poems. Several exemplifications show that Masu’d Sa’d-i Salman sometimes translated al-mutanbbi’s poets and used them artily. Sometimes however, we can find identical contents originating from connotation between the two poets, so they should not be considered as adoption or translation.

  6. Perfil lipídico e obesidade em escolares de baixa renda Lipid profile and obesity in low income school children

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    Luciane Peter Grillo

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar o perfil lipídico de escolares de baixa renda e sua relação com a obesidade. METODOLOGIA: A população em estudo foi composta por 257 escolares, com idade entre 3 e 14 anos, freqüentadores de instituições chamadas COMBEMI, no município de Itajaí - SC. Dados socioeconômicos foram coletados para caracterização da amostra. As concentrações lipídicas de colesterol total (CT, frações HDL-c (lipoproteína de alta densidade e LDL-c (lipoproteína de baixa densidade e triglicerídeo (TGL foram determinadas e avaliadas segundo os pontos de corte propostos pelas III Diretrizes Brasileiras sobre Dislipidemias. A condição de obesidade foi estabelecida entre os escolares, por meio do índice peso/estatura, em escore z, nas crianças, e do Índice de Massa Corporal, em percentis, nos adolescentes, sendo os pontos de corte maior que 2 e maior que o percentil 95, respectivamente. Os dados foram analisados segundo teste t de "Student", Mann-Whitney e Qui-quadrado. A associação entre dislipidemias e obesidade foi avaliada por meio da "odds ratio". RESULTADOS: A renda per capita média foi de R$ 86,65. As médias de CT, TGL, HDL-c e LDL-c foram 145, 61, 82 e 49 mg/dl, respectivamente. A hipercolesterolemia esteve presente em 3,1% da amostra, hipertrigliceridemia em 4,7%, LDL-c elevado em 6,6% e inadequados níveis de HDL-c em 17,9%. O percentual de obesidade encontrado foi de 7,4% nos escolares. Diferenças entre os sexos não foram observadas. Os níveis de HDL-c baixo associaram-se de maneira significante com a presença de obesidade (OR: 3,27 IC= 1,08-9,74. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados apontam para um perfil lipídico diferenciado, com médias inferiores se comparados aos da literatura, sendo apenas a lipoproteína HDL-c associada à presença de obesidade entre os escolares de baixa renda.PURPOSE: To evaluate the lipid profile of school children from low-income families and its relation with obesity. METHODOLOGY: The study

  7. Crescimento econômico e as políticas de distribuição de renda e investimento em educação nos estados brasileiros: teoria e análise econométrica

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    Joilson Dias

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é desenvolver e testar empiricamente um modelo de crescimento econômico que incorpore educação, distribuição de renda e nível tecnológico. Nos testes empíricos, uma das variáveis importantes é a razão das escolaridades dos empregados e empregadores. Além desta é utilizada uma medida de tecnologia e os seguintes índices de desigualdade de renda: i participação na renda dos 40% mais pobres; ii participação na renda dos 10% mais ricos; iii participação na renda da classe média; e iv o coeficiente de Gini e duas outras variáveis de controle: v a percentagem de trabalhadores autônomos; e vi a taxa de desemprego. A econometria de painel de dados empregada consiste de testes de raiz unitária, para verificar a estacionariedade dos dados, heterogeneidade, autocorrelação, dependência seccional, e as estimativas de efeitos fixos, randômicos e dinâmicas. Os resutados demonstram que a taxa de crescimento da produtividade dos Estados brasileiros é afetada positivamente: a pelo aumento na razão do nível educacional dos empregados vis-à-vis empregadores; b por políticas de redistribuição de renda que favoreçam os 40% mais pobres e a classe média; e c pela tecnologia importada. Contudo, os investimentos em educação dos Estados brasileiros possuem efeitos negativos sobre a taxa de crescimento de suas produtividades, estes agem como um imposto realocativo dos insumos do setor produtivo de bens para o de educação no curto prazo.The objective of the paper is to develop and empirically test an economic growth model that incorporates education, income distribution effects and technology. In the empirical tests, one of the driving forces of productivity growth is the ratio of the average knowledge levels of employees and entrepreneurs. Besides this variable and a measure of technology the following variables are considered: i the income index of the 10% richest; ii the income index of the 40% poorest

  8. Renewable energy policies in the Gulf countries. A case study of the carbon-neutral 'Masdar City' in Abu Dhabi

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    Reiche, Danyel [Department of Political Studies and Public Administration (PSPA), American University of Beirut, Jesup Hall, Room 205, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020 (Lebanon); Wuppertal Institute (Germany)

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    The Gulf countries are largely dependent on exporting oil and natural gas for their national budgets. They mainly use domestic fossil fuels for their domestic energy supply. In spite of favorable geographic conditions, especially for solar energy, renewable energies are still a niche application. Abu Dhabi, besides Dubai, the most important emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has now started a process of 'transforming oil wealth into renewable energy leadership', and has set the long-term goal of a 'transition from a 20th Century, carbon-based economy into a 21st Century sustainable economy'. This article is a case study about 'Masdar City', a planned carbon-neutral town in Abu Dhabi. The article describes the key characteristics of Masdar City, analyses the drivers behind the project, identifies the main actors for its implementation, and seeks obstacles to creation and development as well as the policy behind Masdar City. Finally, a first judgment of possible diffusion effects of the project is done. (author)

  9. Renewable Energy Policies in the Gulf countries: A case study of the carbon-neutral 'Masdar City' in Abu Dhabi

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    Reiche, Danyel, E-mail: dr09@aub.edu.l [Department of Political Studies and Public Administration (PSPA), American University of Beirut, Jesup Hall, Room 205, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020 (Lebanon); Wuppertal Institute (Germany)

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    The Gulf countries are largely dependent on exporting oil and natural gas for their national budgets. They mainly use domestic fossil fuels for their domestic energy supply. In spite of favorable geographic conditions, especially for solar energy, renewable energies are still a niche application. Abu Dhabi, besides Dubai, the most important emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has now started a process of 'transforming oil wealth into renewable energy leadership,' and has set the long-term goal of a 'transition from a 20th Century, carbon-based economy into a 21st Century sustainable economy.' This article is a case study about 'Masdar City,' a planned carbon-neutral town in Abu Dhabi. The article describes the key characteristics of Masdar City, analyses the drivers behind the project, identifies the main actors for its implementation, and seeks obstacles to creation and development as well as the policy behind Masdar City. Finally, a first judgment of possible diffusion effects of the project is done.

  10. Insegurança alimentar no Nordeste e Sul do Brasil: magnitude, fatores associados e padrões de renda per capita para redução das iniquidades

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    Luiz Augusto Facchini

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    Full Text Available O artigo analisa a insegurança alimentar em domicílios urbanos com crianças menores de sete anos de idade. Por meio de estudo transversal localizou-se, nas áreas de abrangência de unidades básicas de saúde, 5.419 domicílios na Região Nordeste e 5.081 na Região Sul do Brasil. A insegurança alimentar foi avaliada usando-se a Escala Brasileira de Insegurança Alimentar. A prevalência de insegurança alimentar moderada ou grave foi 22,9% no Nordeste e 7,5% no Sul. Em ambas as regiões, na análise ajustada, a maior probabilidade de insegurança alimentar moderada e grave foi identificada em domicílios chefiados por mulheres, com cor da pele materna preta e parda/mestiça, com menor escolaridade materna, menor renda familiar per capita e beneficiários do Bolsa Família. A insegurança alimentar moderada ou grave seria reduzida em 59,5% no Nordeste e em 45,4% no Sul, com uma renda familiar per capita mínima de R$ 175,00 ao mês. O aumento da renda familiar dos mais pobres e a melhor focalização do Bolsa Família são essenciais para a diminuição da insegurança alimentar no país.

  11. Integrated geophysical studies on the area east of Abu Gharadig basin, southern Cairo, Egypt, using potential field data

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    El-Awady, Mohammed Mohamed; El-Badrawy, Hussein Tawfek; Abuo El-Ela, Amin Mohamed; Solimaan, Mohamed Refaat; Alrefaee, Hamed Abdelhamid; Elbowab, Mostafa

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    Potential field data of the area east of Abu Gharadig basin were used to delineate the tectonic framework of probable economic interest and for future development plans for the area. To achieve this goal, the RTP and Bouguer gravity maps of the study area were subjected to several filtering and processing techniques. The regional magnetic map shows NE-SW high regional magnetic trends at the northwestern and southeastern parts as well as low magnetic trends at the central part reflecting thick non-magnetized sediments and/or deep highly magnetized basement rocks. Similarly, the regional gravity map shows NE-SW diagonal high and low gravity trends across the entire area of study as well as a distinct increase of gravity values toward the northwest corner reflecting thickening of sedimentary cover and/or deepening of denser basement rock at the central part. The residual maps reveal many anomalies of shallow sources with different polarities, amplitudes and extensions in the form of alternating high and low gravity and magnetic indicating that the basement rocks are dissected by faults forming uplifted and downthrown blocks. Edge detection techniques outlined effectively the boarders and extensions of the structural highs and lows through showing gravity and magnetic maxima over the edges of these tectonic features. Moreover, the River Nile course is controlled by shallow normal faults affecting the recent Nile sediments and is clearly shown by edge detection maps of gravity data. Euler deconvolution of magnetic and gravity data reveals clustering of solution along fault trends or causative bodies centers. The Euler depth estimate to the basement surface shows a good correlation with the depth determined by the power spectrum method where its value ranges around 4 km. The interpreted basement tectonic map of the study area is dominated by ENE-WSW Syrian Arc, NW-SE Gulf of Suez and Red Sea, NE-SW Aqaba, E-W Mediterranean and N-S East Africa tectonic trends. The older

  12. O Bolsa Família: problematizando questões centrais na política de transferência de renda no Brasil The Family Allowance Program: reflecting on core issues in Brazil's income transfer policy

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    Maria Ozanira da Silva e Silva

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    Full Text Available O Programa Bolsa Família foi criado em 2003 com o objetivo de unificar os Programas de Transferência de Renda iniciados em nível municipal, estadual e federal desde 1995. É concebido como uma expressão do processo de desenvolvimento desses programas no Brasil. Transferência de renda é entendida enquanto uma transferência monetária direta efetuada a indivíduos ou a famílias. O pressuposto central é de que articular uma transferência de renda com políticas e programas estruturantes, principalmente no campo da educação, saúde e trabalho, direcionados a famílias pobres, pode interromper o ciclo vicioso da pobreza do presente e sua reprodução no futuro. Portanto, uma articulação entre uma transferência monetária com políticas e programas estruturantes, direcionados a famílias pobres, pode possibilitar a construção de uma política de enfrentamento à pobreza e à desigualdade social. Nesse artigo, é apresentado o desenvolvimento histórico dos Programas de Transferência de Renda, no Brasil, orientado por um esforço problematizador do significado e do alcance desses programas no âmbito das políticas sociais brasileiras, considerando suas potencialidades e limites enquanto política de inclusão social.Introduced in 2003, Brazil's Family Allowance Program was intended to unite several Income Transfer Programs run at the Municipal, State and Federal levels since 1995. Designed as an expression of the development of direct monetary transfers to families or individuals, its key assumption is that linking income transfers to poor families with structural policies and programs (mainly in the fields of education, healthcare and jobs could break through the vicious cycle of poverty in the present and halt its future replication. Linking cash transfers to structuring policies and programs for poor families might well underpin a policy combating poverty and social inequality. This paper presents a retrospective of these Income

  13. Contribuição dos produtos florestais não madeireiros na geração de renda na Floresta Nacional do Tapajós - Pará

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    Guerra, Fabiola Gisela Pinto de Queiroz

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    Esta pesquisa teve como objetivo analisar e contribuição dos Produtos Florestais Não Madeireiros na geração de renda para as comunidades na Floresta Nacional do Tapajós Nela são apresentados os principais produtos florestais não madeireiros comercializados na Flona Tapajós, suas cadeias produtivas, as quantidades extraídas, custos de produção, preços, receitas e margens de lucro. A metodologia utilizada para coleta dos dados junto aos extrativistas e suas associações comunitárias se deu atrav...

  14. Uma análise do capital humano sobre o nível de renda dos estados brasileiros: MRW versus Mincer

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    Ricardo Corrêa Cangussu

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available O capital humano, a produtividade e o capital físico são considerados os principais fatores na determinação do PIB per capita das economias. Conforme a abordagem neoclássica, a acumulação de capital humano explica praticamente um terço da variação do rendimento per capita entre os países. No entanto, ainda persistem discussões sobre as formas em que esse fator afeta o PIB per capita. O objetivo do presente estudo é comparar duas formas funcionais da função de produção para os Estados brasileiros: as propostas por Solow (1956 e por Mincer (1974. Também foram feitas estimações do retorno marginal da educação, além da realização de uma análise da importância do capital humano na determinação do PIB per capita utilizando diferentes métodos de estimação, no período 1980-2002. Os resultados rejeitaram a especificação neoclássica com inclusão do capital humano em favor da minceriana. Adicionalmente, o retorno marginal estimado da educação foi de 15%, e os resultados empíricos sustentam a teoria de que o capital humano é um dos principais fatores na determinação do nível de renda.Human capital, productivity and physical capital are considered the main factors in the economies' GDP per capita determination. According to the neoclassical approach, human capital accumulation explains about a third of the variation in per capita income across countries. However, there is no consensus on the ways in which human capital influences GDP per capita. The present study's goal is to compare two production functions functional forms for the Brazilian States: the one developed by Solow (1956 and the one developed by Mincer (1974. The marginal return of education also has been estimated and we have analyzed the relevance of human capital on GDP per capita determination through a variety of estimation methods, for the 1980-2002 period. The empirical results rejected the neoclassical specification with human capital in favor

  15. Economia popular solidária: alternativa de geração de trabalho e renda e desafio aos profissionais do Serviço Social

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    Nascimento, Aline Fátima do

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available O processo de reestruturação produtiva tem produzido mudanças na sociedade contemporânea, em decorrência das transformações ocorridas nos processos e relações de trabalho. A reestruturação produtiva no Brasil trouxe como principais características a redução da demanda por mão-de-obra, ao mesmo tempo em que exigiu maior qualificação e intensificou a exploração sobre a força de trabalho, ampliando as manifestações da questão social, objeto de trabalho do assistente social. Para atender às demandas não supridas pelo sistema capitalista, desenvolvem-se pelo mundo inteiro, experiências que procuram romper com a lógica capitalista, dando lugar a outras formas de produção e organização do trabalho. Os empreendimentos de Economia Popular Solidária desenvolvem-se neste contexto de transformações, como formas alternativas de geração de trabalho e renda protagonizados pelos indivíduos excluídos do mercado formal de trabalho. Juntamente com as necessidades básicas de sobrevivência, os valores da solidariedade, da ajuda mútua e da cooperação estão presentes e, fazem parte das relações sociais entre estes indivíduos, norteando suas ações. Estes empreendimentos têm possibilitado a garantia da subsistência e sobrevivência das classes populares que, em sua maioria, se encontram em situação de vulnerabilidade social. Além disso, configuram-se como um campo de trabalho promissor e privilegiado aos assistentes sociais comprometidos com os interesses e necessidades das classes populares.

  16. BAIXA RENDA DO LITORAL CATARINENSE

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    Luciane Peter Grillo

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio tuvo como objetivo verificar los riesgos nutricionales de los escolares entre 5 y 12 años de edad de las familias de clase baja pertenecientes a la red de enseñanza pública de la ciudad de Camboriú - SC. Fueron evaluados 819 escolares (579 niños y 240 adolescentes. Los riesgos nutricionales fueron verificados mediante la clasificación antropométrica y se constató que el 78% estaban eutróficos, 13% desnutridos y 9% con sobrepeso. La ingestión alimenticia indicó un consumo excesivo de proteínas (48% e insuficiente en azúcares (96%, vegetales (80%, grasas (68%, cereales (68% y frutas (48%. Los datos socio-económicos demonstraron que la clase predominante fue la D (43%, seguida de la C (30%, E (22% y B (5%. Se encontró que un 46% de escolares presentavan anemia ferropriva. El estudio sugiere que por medio de la identificación y el análisis de los factores nutricionales será posible la construcción de estrategias de intervención más eficaces para la promoción de la salud, siendo la cuestión nutricional un elemento primordial.

  17. Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd and the foundation of his hermeneutics: A critical review of the attitude that the Quran is the product of culture

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    Halilović Seid

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    Full Text Available In the cognitive stage of religious traditions, science, in the light of the authority of religious revelation and reason, was dominant in relation to culture, which means that it was possible to determine the true value of different cultures using scientific knowledge. Nowadays, the completely opposite approach is gaining in popularity. Namely, when they discovered the fundamental weaknesses of empiristic definition of science, postmodern philosophers started more vocally saying that culture actually has a crucial influence on the method and internal science structure. Thus, science loses its cognitive independence and becomes the product of culture. In other words, each culture creates a separate scientific knowledge in accordance with its other cognitive layers and needs of the members of that culture. Among the Muslim reformist thinkers, influential Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd wrote in a most comprehensive and thorough manner about the text of the Quran undergoing the influence of culture from the time of life of t he Prophet Muhammad. He explained that the interpreter necessarily has a crucial role in forming the meaning of a text and that the meaning of the text will not be determined on its own until the hermeneutical position of the person reading and interpreting it is taken into consideration. Abu Zayd believed that the primal meaning of the Quran was conditioned by cultural and historic contexts of the time when the Quran appeared and that meaning was no longer credible. However, according to his opinion, the essence of the Quran message will be discovered using hermeneutics, when we harmonize the text with our contemporary cultural realities. With his pioneering attitude, Abu Zayd broke all ontological and metaphysical principles of mystical hermeneutics in the traditional cognitive environment of Islam. The renowned representatives of Islamic mystical heritage insisted that essential and inner meanings of the Quran text are in no way

  18. Maslyuzhenko D.N. Turko-Mongol Traditions in the “State of Nomadic Uzbeks” of Abu al-Khair Khan

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    Full Text Available The author of this article identifies the daily and political traditions in the Khanate of Abu al-Khair, which researchers traditionally call the “State of nomadic Uzbeks”. This State was created in the south of Western Siberia in the 1430’s and annexed by military means to the land of Shiban’s (the younger brother of Batu descendants. The overwhelming majority of researchers consider it as a Muslim State since its very foundation, substantiating their allegations by indication both on the reading of khutba in honor of Khan after he took the “throne of Sain Khan” and on the presence of the sheikhs and Sufis in his entourage. At the same time, the authority of Abu al-Khair had the strong support of nomadic elite of more than twenty tribes. Precisely this elite, its inquiries and interests, which were advocated on the nobility councils, formed the existing political and daily traditions. These traditions reflect the preservation of Turko-Mongol customs among nomadic populations. We can find analogies of these practices in the earlier customs among the precursors of post-Golden Horde State, i.e., in the Mongol Empire and the ulus of Jochi. Traditions of the Abu al-Khair’s Khanate represented a phenomenon of cultural inertia, which were restored in the conditions of Islamization and could become the adats. This effect is particularly significant in view of the specific attitude of Sufi tariqats to the phenomena of social life. In political terms, of particular importance among these was the restoration of the Toy and the related kurultay that could take place in accordance with the existing steppe (animals calendar. The khans restored the ritual of robes and belts’ distribution as the main mechanism for redeployment of posts and responsibilities among the steppe aristocracy. Military tradition was also focused on samples of the previous time, which was particularly manifested in the selection of wings and avant-garde. In the course

  19. Desigualdade de renda e situação de saúde: o caso do Rio de Janeiro Income inequality and health: the case of Rio de Janeiro

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    Célia Landmann Szwarcwald

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    Full Text Available Este estudo ecológico testa a associação entre desigualdade de renda e condições de saúde no Município do Rio de Janeiro. Utilizaram-se técnicas de geoprocessamento e de regressão múltipla, além do coeficiente de mortalidade infantil, da taxa de mortalidade padronizada por idade, da esperança de vida ao nascer e da taxa de homicídios. Os padrões de desigualdade de renda foram avaliados por meio do índice de Gini, do índice de Robin Hood e da razão da renda média entre os 10% mais ricos e os 40% mais pobres. Os resultados evidenciam correlações significativas dos indicadores de desigualdade de renda com todos os indicadores de saúde, demonstrando que as piores condições de saúde não podem ser dissociadas das disparidades de renda. Para os homicídios, a concentração de indivíduos residentes em favelas se mostrou relevante, sugerindo uma piora adicional das condições de saúde através da deterioração das interações comunitárias e do aumento da criminalidade. A análise geoepidemiológica aponta para o vínculo entre as piores condições de saúde e a concentração residencial de pobreza. Conclui-se que há necessidade urgente de se implementarem políticas compensatórias para amenizar os efeitos danosos da desigualdade social.This ecological analysis addresses the association between income inequality and health status in the municipality of Rio de Janeiro. Data were analyzed using geo-processing and multiple regression techniques. The following health indicators were used: infant mortality rate; standardized mortality rate; life expectancy at birth; and homicide rate among 15-29-year-old males. Patterns of income inequality were assessed through income distribution indicators: Gini index, Robin Hood index, and top 10%/bottom 40% average income ratio. The results indicate significant correlations between income distribution indicators and health indicators, providing additional empirical evidence of the

  20. Technical feasibility of a seabed gallery seawater intake at Ras Abu Ali Island, Arabian Gulf, Saudi Arabia

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    Open-ocean intake systems require extensive and advanced pretreatment unit operation to produce feed water with low membrane fouling potential in seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) facilities. Alternatively, subsurface intake systems tend to produce high quality raw seawater even before pretreatment. Subsurface intakes extract seawater indirectly through the geological structure of shoreline or nearshore sediments. Water percolation through geological units provides physical and biological treatment, so that the raw seawater is microbiologically stable with relatively low particulate and organics content. Overall, utilization of subsurface intakes will reduce the intensity of pretreatment, which reduces operating cost, lowers chemical and energy consumption, and reduces environmental impacts. An important aspect in the feasibility of a subsurface intake is the compatibility of the local geological environment. In this study, a field investigation was conducted at Ras Abu Ali Island in the Arabian Gulf. This location currently contains an of existing oil company facilities and a proposed governmental marine fish hatchery facility. Recreational, commercial, and domestic potable water uses require the need to use the SWRO process to meet demands. Characterization of the shoreline and marine offshore bottom were performed as well as observation of tidal fluctuations and wave heights. A specific grid area was chosen where 35 sediment samples were collected from the seabed floor for laboratory analysis of grain size distribution, sediment porosity, and hydraulic conductivity. Onsite observation showed that the marine bottom has a low slope creating a wide intertidal area. The lowest tidal zone is more than 150 m from the shoreline defining a far seaward boundary for the intake construction point. A relatively thin layer of mixed-type sediment (carbonate and siliciclastic) covers the marine hardground bottom. The unlithified bottom sediment contains a low mud percentage

  1. Transferência condicionada de renda e segurança alimentar e nutricional Conditional cash transfer programs and food and nutrition security

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    Luciene Burlandy

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa as interações entre programas de transferência condicionada de renda (TCR e a segurança alimentar e nutricional (SAN, a partir de uma revisão da literatura. Considera que a TCR impacta os gastos com alimentação, especialmente quando há dinamismo de mercado e os investimentos com outros bens que afetam o bem- estar nutricional das famílias, incluindo a demanda por educação e cuidados com a saúde. No entanto, o impacto no estado nutricional, especialmente no crescimento infantil, não é inequívoco, pois depende de outras ações que afetam este processo, tais como a disponibilidade de serviços de saúde; educação; saneamento; os custos das famílias para acessá-los; o tempo de implementação dos programas; o valor transferido; o tamanho das famílias, além das regras intrafamiliares de alocação de recursos. De igual modo, cabe analisar o processo de implementação dos programas uma vez que podem afetar (positiva ou negativamente os valores, relações e práticas sociais que contribuem para a conformação da pobreza e da SAN. A integração da TCR com outros programas é essencial para garantir seu impacto na SAN e o atual Conselho Nacional de Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional constitui espaço estratégico para o planejamento integrado de políticas neste campo.This paper analyses the relationship between Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT programs and Food and Nutrition Security (FNS, based on a review of the literature. CCT programs spur outlays on food, particularly in dynamic markets, as well as investments in other goods affecting the nutritional wellbeing of families, including demands for healthcare and education. However, the impact on children's nutritional status and early childhood growth is not clear, as other factors also affect this process, such as: the availability of public services (healthcare; education; sanitation and the costs of accessing them; duration of the programs; transfer

  2. Desigualdade de renda e eficiência técnica na geração de bem-estar entre os estados brasileiros

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    Emerson Marinho

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo estima as medidas de eficiência técnica dos estados brasileiros na geração de bem-estar, entre os anos de 1986 e 1998, utilizando o método não-paramétrico Data Envelopment Analisys (DEA. São utilizadas como medidas de bem-estar a medida de Sen e, alternativamente, o PIB per capita e o Índice de Desenvolvimento Humano (IDH. Adicionalmente, são calculadas as medidas de desigualdade de renda inter/intra-regional de Theil para se analisar a trajetória da desigualdade no Brasil como uma determinante do bem-estar. Comparando as medidas de desigualdade no início e no final do período, nota-se que apenas nas regiões nordeste e sudeste ocorreram reduções significativas da desigualdade e que as medidas de desigualdade totais não sofreram qualquer modificação significativa durante o período analisado. Quanto às medidas de eficiência na geração de bem-estar, o modelo utilizando a medida de bem-estar de Sen aponta os estados de São Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul, Amazonas, Roraima e Amapá como sendo os mais eficientes na geração de bem-estar. O modelo com PIB per capita, replica basicamente os resultados anteriores. Finalmente, utilizando o IDH, os estados acima citados, mantém-se ainda como os mais eficientes com exceção do estado de São PauloIn this paper we utilize the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA, a non-parametric method, to estimate measures of technical efficiency of the Brazilian states in the generation of welfare between 1986 and 1998. The basic welfare measures considered include the measure developed by Sen and, alternatively, GDP per capita and the Human Development Index (HDI. Additionally, Theil's inter and intra-regional income inequality measures are calculated so that the path of income inequality as a determinant of welfare could also be analyzed for Brazil. Comparing these inequality measures in the beginning and in the end of the period in analysis, we note that only in the Northeast and in the

  3. Violence in Venezuela: oil rent and political crisis Violência na Venezuela: renda petroleira e crise política

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    Roberto Briceño-León

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available This article analyzes the changes in violence in Venezuela during the last forty years. It links the ups and downs of the oil revenues and the political crisis of the country to the changes in the homicide rates, which increased from 7 per 100 thousand inhabitants in 1970 to 12 in 1990, 19 in 1998 and 50 in 2003. The article characterizes Venezuela as a rentist society and shows its trajectory from rural violence to the beginning of urban violence, the guerilla movements of the 60s, the delinquent violence related to the abundance of oil revenues and the violence during the popular revolt and the sackings of 1989 in Caracas. After this, we analyze the coups d'état of 1992 and the influence the political violence exerted upon criminal violence. We describe the political and party changes in the country, their influence upon the stabilization of homicide rates since the mid-90s and their remarkable increase during the H. Chávez government. The article finishes with an analysis of the current situation, the official prohibition to publish statistics on homicides and with some thoughts about the perspective of greater violence in Venezuela.O presente artigo analisa as mudanças na violência ocorridas na Venezuela nos últimos quarenta anos, relacionadas com os altos e baixos da renda petroleira e com a crise política no país, fatos que contribuíram para um aumento nas taxas de homicídios: de 7 por cada cem mil habitantes em 1970 a 12 em 1990, 19 em 1998 e 50 no ano de 2003. O artigo caracteriza a Venezuela como sociedade rentista e, a partir daí, faz uma retrospecção cobrindo desde a violência rural até os inícios da violência urbana, o movimento guerrilheiro dos anos sessenta, a criminalidade resultando da abundância dos recursos petroleiros e a violência em decorrência da revolta popular e dos saques ocorridos em 1989 em Caracas. Em seguida são analisados os golpes de Estado de 1992 e o impacto que a violência política exerceu

  4. Determination of lead, mercury and cadmium concentrations in different organs of Barbus grypus and Liza abu of Karoon River in 2011

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    A ghorbani ranjbary

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Accumulation of heavy metals in fish body causes the destruction of soft tissues and suppression of immune system. Moreover, consumption of contaminated fish causes several consequences in humans. This survey was conducted to determine the concentration of lead, mercury and cadmium in muscle tissue, gill as well as liver of Barbus grypus and Liza abu. These two species are native fishes of Karoon River in Ahvaz area. A total number of 80 sample was obtained during the winter of 2010. After preparation and chemical digestion of fish samples, the amounts of heavy metals were determined by spectrophotometer method. According to the results, the overall lead concentration in different organs of the two species was more than mercury and cadmium concentrations. Furthermore, the accumulation of heavy elements in gills was estimated higher than the other organs. Although a significant difference (P

  5. Abu Bakr Qalandar. Qalandar-name. Chapter 9. “The Ascension (Mi’raj of the Messenger [of Allah] (Peace Be upon Him!”.

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    Ismagil R. Gibadullin

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    Full Text Available This article contains an excerpt from the poem “Qalandar-name” of Sufi sheikh and Islamic scholar of Anatolian origin, Abu Bakr Qalandar Rumi, who lived in Crimea. The ninth chapter is devoted to the ascension of the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (peace be upon him!, which is known as the Mi’raj in the Islamic tradition. This chapter is full of highly emotional and mystical reflections on the significance of this event. This topic becomes particularly meaningful in the context of religious and mystical work “Qalandar-name”. It points to a shift from the traditional expressions of honor with respect to the primary figures of early Islamic history (righteous Caliphs, relatives of the Prophet, Imams of four Sunni madhhabs to the presentation of mystical revelations and experiences of the author.

  6. THE GENIUS LOCI AT THE GREAT TEMPLE OF ABU SIMBEL: HERMENEUTIC READING IN THE ARCHITECTURAL LANGUAGE OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TEMPLES OF RAMSES II IN NUBIA

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    Nelly Ramzy

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    Full Text Available Archaeologists have long wondered about the Temple of Abu Simbel: its location within the Nubian territory far from major Egyptian cities, and its unique design. Utilizing the hermeneutic process of understanding the whole from the parts and then situating the whole within a bigger whole (context, this study is a trial to arrive at a better interpretation of this monument. Drawing on the characteristic analysis of the temple's Genius Loci as developed by Norberg-Schulz, as well as on Heidegger's anticipatory fore-structures, the study goes on to show that both of the location and the unique structure of the temple were the outcome of political and conceptual aspects of the period, more than being a religious tradition. Reaching this conclusion, another goal had been achieved, where the validity of hermeneutic analyses as a useful tool for discovering new dimensions about historical monuments and archaeological sites had been attested.

  7. Leaching Characteristics of Uranium And Copper from Their Mineralization in the Carbonate Rich latosol of Abu-Thor Locality, South Western Sinai, Egypt

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    El-Sheikh, E.M.; Ghazala, R.A.; Abdelwarith, A.; Salem, F.; Ali, S.

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    The chemical processing of the poly-mineralized carbonate rich latosol ore occurring at Abu-Thor locality of south western Sinai area has been studied for the recovery of uranium and copper metal values. A technological sample assaying 700 ppm U and 9.7% Cu was collected. In the present study, two successive percolation leaching procedures were performed after determination of optimum leaching factors by agitation leaching process. The first was carried out for uranium recovery by using urea as organic leaching agent which was possible to achieve leaching efficiency exceeding 90.3%. This procedure was followed by a second one for copper recovery using ammonium hydroxide solution and ammonium carbonate. The obtained dissolution efficiency was about 93%. The leached metal values namely U and Cu from the studied ore were then extracted as marketable products in the form of ammonium diuranate and copper sulphate, respectively.

  8. Cultural Changes and Chronology from the Transition Late Bronze to Iron Age in Palestine: New Evidence from Tell Abu al-Kharaz, Jordan Valley

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    Fischer, P. M.

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    The 12th century BCE was a period of turmoil in the Southern Levant. The Canaanite Late Bronze Age culture - during several hundred years dominated by Egypt - received quite abruptly strong influences from the Eastern Mediterranean. The bearer of these new cultural elements, the so called Sea Peoples who included the Philistines, settled in Palestine after attacking Egypt. The changes that took place in Palestine are best reflected in the material culture which demonstrates Aegean and Cypriote elements. The exact date of their arrival in Palestine is a matter of recurrent discussion but the majority of scholars agree that it happened in the 12th century BCE. Philistine culture is usually associated with the area around today's Gaza. Nevertheless, the current excavations at Tell Abu al- Kharaz in the Transjordanian Jordan Valley provide evidence of Eastern Mediterranean/Philistine culture and a number of radiocarbon dates from first class find contexts. (author)

  9. Seismic data interpretation for hydrocarbon potential, for Safwa/Sabbar field, East Ghazalat onshore area, Abu Gharadig basin, Western Desert, Egypt

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    Naser A. Hameed El Redini

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Safwa/Sabbar oil field located in the East Ghazalat Concession in the proven and prolific Abu Gharadig basin, Western Desert, Egypt, and about 250 km to the southwest of Cairo, it’s located in the vicinity of several producing oil fields ranging from small to large size hydrocarbon accumulation, adjacent to the NW-SE trending major Abu Gharadig fault which is throwing to the Southwest.All the geological, “structure and stratigraphic” elements, have been identified after interpreting the recent high quality 3D seismic survey for prospect generation, evaluation and their relation to the hydrocarbon exploration.Synthetic seismograms have been carried out for all available wells to tie horizons to seismic data and to define the lateral variation characters of the beds.The analysis has been done using the suitable seismic attributes to understand the characteristics of different types of the reservoir formations, type of trap system, identify channels and faults, and delineating the stratigraphic plays of good reservoirs such as Eocene Apollonia Limestone, AR “F”, AR “G” members, Upper Bahariya, Jurassic Khatatba Sandstone, upper Safa and Lower Safa Sandstone.The top Cenomanian Bahariya level is the main oil reservoir in the Study area, which consist of Sandstone, Siltstone and Shale, the thickness is varying from 1 to 50 ft along the study area.In addition to Upper-Bahariya there are a good accessibility of hydrocarbon potential within the Jurassic Khatatba Sandstone and the Eocene Apollonia Limestone. More exploring of these reservoirs are important to increase productivity of Oil and/or Gas in the study area.

  10. Transferência de renda e segurança alimentar no Brasil: análise dos dados nacionais Cash transference and food insecurity in Brazil: analysis of national data

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    Ana Maria Segall-Corrêa

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O objetivo deste trabalho foi analisar, na Pesquisa Nacional por Amostra de Domicílios 2004, a hipótese de que a participação em programas governamentais de Transferência de Renda está associada à situação de segurança alimentar no domicílio. MÉTODOS: Utilizaram-se dados secundários da Pesquisa Nacional por Amostra de Domicílios com entrevistas em 112.716 domicílios. Incluíram-se neste trabalho os domicílios particulares permanentes e improvisados, em que as informações sobre segurança alimentar foram fornecidas por um morador, limitando-se ainda àqueles com rendimento domiciliar per capita de até um salário-mínimo, representando isto 51,2% dos domicílios da amostra. Foram elaborados três modelos de estimativas de transferência de renda com resultados semelhantes; escolheu-se o Modelo 3 por resultar em menor probabilidade de superestimar efeitos. Para estimar o efeito da transferência de renda na prevalência de segurança alimentar, foram incluídos apenas os domicílios que recebiam transferência de renda correspondendo a 14,2% do total de domicílios entrevistados. A associação entre segurança alimentar e transferência de renda, controlando por outras variáveis independentes, foi estimada mediante modelos de regressão logística, método stepwise, para cada uma das três faixas de rendimento domiciliar per capita. RESULTADOS: Os programas de transferência de renda considerados neste estudo apresentaram um valor médio de benefícios de R$81,68 por domicílio. A regressão logística múltipla mostrou aumento em torno de 8,0% na chance de segurança alimentar, para cada 10 reais de acréscimo nos valores das transferências. As condições de: residência em área rural, pessoa de referência do sexo masculino e de raça/cor branca também apresentaram associação positiva com segurança alimentar. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados confirmam a hipótese do estudo, indicando associação positiva da

  11. 141 ©sakarya üniversitesi ilahiyat fakültesi dergisi 14 / 2006, s. 141-157 arap dili ve belagatı EBÛ HİLÂL EL -‘ASKERÎ’YE GÖRE LAFIZ VE ANLAM Halim ÖZNURHAN * LAFZ AND MANA ACCORDING TO ABU HILAL AL-ASKARI

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    Problem of lafz (word or sentence) and mana (meaning) discussed by the Arab critics. Abu Hilal al-Askari, one of them, takes division between lafz and mana and discusses each one separately. Although Abu Hilal al-Askari does not devote a specific chapter to discussion of lafz and mana, he does examine them in various chapters of the Kitab as-Sinaatayn. He also discussed several aspects, problems and defects of lafz and mana.:

  12. The relationship between levels of income inequality and dental caries and periodontal diseases A associação dos níveis de desigualdade de renda com cárie dental e doença periodontal

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    Roger Keller Celeste

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between income inequality at a lagged time of 2 and 11 years with two short latency outcomes (untreated dental caries and gingivitis and two long latency outcomes (edentulism and periodontal attachment loss > 8mm. We used data from the Brazilian oral health survey in 2002-2003. Our analysis included 13,405 subjects aged 35-44 years. Different lagged Gini at municipal level were fitted using logistic and negative binomial multilevel analyses. Covariates included municipal per capita income, equivalized income, age, sex, time since last dental visit and place of residence (rural versus urban. Crude estimates showed that only untreated dental caries was associated with current and lagged Gini, but in adjusted models only current Gini remained significant with a ratio of 1.19 (95%CI: 1.09-1.30 for every ten-point increase in the Gini coefficient. We conclude that lagged Gini showed no association with oral health; and current income Gini was associated with current dental caries but not with periodontal disease.Avaliar a associação entre desigualdade de renda (Gini municipal defasada em 2 e 11 anos com dois desfechos de curta latência (cárie dentária não tratada e gengivite e dois de longa latência (edentulismo e perda de inserção periodontal > 8mm. Foram utilizados dados do inquérito brasileiro de saúde bucal em 2002-2003. A análise incluiu 13.405 indivíduos com idades entre 35-44 anos. Foram usados modelos de regressão multinível. Covariáveis incluídas: renda municipal per capita, renda domiciliar equivalente, idade, sexo, tempo decorrido desde a última consulta odontológica e local de residência (rural versus urbano. Estimativas brutas mostraram que apenas cárie dental não tratada estava associada ao Gini (atual e defasado no tempo, mas em modelos ajustados apenas Gini atual manteve uma relação significativa com razão de 1,19 (IC95%: 1,09-1,30 para cada dez

  13. OS IMPACTOS NA RENDA DAS FAMÍLIAS DA COMUNIDADE DE SOMBRAS GRANDES E MILAGRES E A INTERVENÇÃO DO PROJETO DOM HELDER CÂMARA - PDHC

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    Rosane Fernandes de Sousa Gurgel

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Segundo dados da Organização das Nações Unidas - ONU, a pobreza atualmente assola mais de 1/3 da população mundial. No Brasil esta realidade ganha destaque, sobretudo nas regiões Norte e Nordeste do País e é neste contexto que a Comunidade de Sombras Grandes e Milagres, no município de Caraúbas – RN esta inserida. Até cinco anos atrás as famílias viviam numa situação de pobreza extrema, que foi alterada pela intervenção integrada de ações e políticas públicas, através do Projeto Dom Helder Câmara – PDHC/Secretaria de Desenvolvimento Territorial - SDT/Ministério do Desenvolvimento Agrário - MDA/Fundo Internacional de Desenvolvimento Agrícola - FIDA/ Fundo Global para o Meio Ambiente - GEF – ONU, que dentre tantas atividades passou a substituir o trabalho com a agricultura convencional e a produção de carvão, pela agricultura sustentável com o cultivo de hortas agroecológicas, entre outros. O presente artigo tem como objetivo apresentar uma breve descrição das mudanças ocorridas na renda das famílias a partir da produção, cultivo e comercialização de hortaliças, o que permitiu saltar de uma renda de R$ 90 reais mensais, pouco mais de 1/3 do salário mínimo em 2005, e chegar a uma renda atual (março 2012 de quase 900 reais ao mês. Caracterizando também os benefícios e a relação das famílias com o meio ambiente a luz desta atividade. Assim, a pesquisa é de natureza qualitativa, pois considera informações socioeconômicas e ambiental, e quantitativa, com base na análise de dados obtidos a partir da aplicação de questionários e entrevistas.

  14. As causas imediatas do crescimento da renda, da redução da desigualdade e da queda da extrema pobreza na Bahia, no Nordeste e no Brasil entre 2003 e 2011

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    O objetivo deste trabalho é explicar as causas imediatas do crescimento da renda domiciliar per capita, da redução da desigualdade e da queda da extrema pobreza para cinco recortes geográficos – Brasil, Nordeste, Bahia, Região Metropolitana (RM) de Salvador e Bahia não metropolitana – durante o período recente de crescimento pró-pobre (2003-2011). Com base em decomposições dinâmicas dos três aspectos, este texto procura verificar se as mudanças dos últimos anos seguem ou não um mesmo padrão g...

  15. Da invisibilidade à regularização fundiária : a trajetória legal da moradia de baixa renda em Porto Alegre-século XX

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    Betania de Moraes Alfonsin

    2000-01-01

    O objetivo desta dissertação é analisar a evolução da legislação urbanística do município de Porto Alegre, ao longo de todo o século XX, no que diz respeito ao tratamento que a mesma dispensou aos territórios de moradia da população de baixa renda nesta cidade do Sul do Brasil. Através de uma ampla pesquisa na legislação urbanística foi possível identificar seis grandes "Ciclos" históricos na trajetória da política habitacional conduzida pelo Governo municipal: 1. A invisibilização 2. A expul...

  16. Mensuração dos custos e avaliação de rendas em sistemas de produção de leite caprino nos Cariris Paraibanos.

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    DAL MONTE, H. L. B.; COSTA, R. G.; HOLANDA JUNIOR, E. V.; PIMENTA FILHO, E. C.; CRUZ, G. R. B. da; MENEZES, M. P. C.

    2013-01-01

    Objetivou-se mensurar o custo de produção do leite e avaliar a renda na atividade caprina por sistemas de produção. Os sistemas de produção estão localizados na microrregião dos Cariris Paraibanos e foram definidos por critérios de eficiência técnica e econômica, com método de agrupamento por análise multivariada e formação de cinco grupos. O método utilizado para o custo de produção foi o custo operacional, e o critério adotado para a conversão do custo da atividade leiteira para o custo do ...

  17. Sistema de informação geográfica para mapeamento da renda líquida aplicado no planejamento da agricultura irrigada Algorithm to mapping net income applied in irrigated agriculture planning

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    Wilson A. Silva

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi desenvolver um algoritmo na linguagem computacional MATLAB para aplicações em sistemas de informações geográficas, visando ao mapeamento da renda líquida maximizada de cultivos irrigados. O estudo foi desenvolvido para as culturas do maracujá, da cana-de-açúcar, do abacaxi e do mamão, em área de aproximadamente 2.500 ha, localizada no município de Campos dos Goytacazes, norte do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. Os dados de entrada do algoritmo foram informações edafoclimáticas, funções de resposta das culturas à água, dados de localização geográfica da área e índices econômicos referentes ao custo do processo produtivo. Os resultados permitiram concluir que o algoritmo desenvolvido se mostrou eficiente para o mapeamento da renda líquida de cultivos irrigados, sendo capaz de localizar áreas que apresentam maiores retornos econômicos.The objective of this work was to develop an algorithm in MATLAB computational language to be applied in geographical information systems to map net income irrigated crops to plan irrigated agriculture. The study was developed for the crops of passion fruit plant, sugarcane, pineapple and papaya, in an area of approximately 2,500 ha, at Campos dos Goytacazes, located at north of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The algorithm input data were: information about soil, climate, crop water response functions, geographical location and economical cost indexes of the productive process. The results allowed concluding that developed algorithm was efficient to map net income of irrigated crops, been able to locate areas that present larger economical net income.

  18. Características sociodemográficas e nutricionais de crianças brasileiras menores de 2 anos beneficiárias de programas de transferência condicionada de renda em 2006

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    Juliana Bergamo Vega

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Programas de transferência condicionada de renda (PTCR visam o combate à pobreza e à fome e a garantia da segurança alimentar. Crianças menores de 2 anos de famílias beneficiárias são mais vulneráveis às condições ambientais. Este estudo objetiva caracterizar esta população segundo variáveis socioeconômicas, demográficas e nutricionais. Utilizaram-se dados secundários da Pesquisa Nacional de Demografia e Saúde da Crian ça e da Mulher (PNDS-2006. Descreveram-se os dados em média e desvios-padrão. Para as associações utilizou-se o teste qui-quadrado e intervalos de confiança de 95%. Das 1735 crianças 29,4% eram beneficiárias de PTCR com renda média familiar de R$430,20 e valor médio dos benefícios de R$75. Dentre as que residiam no Nordeste ou na região rural do país, uma em cada três recebiam PTCR. Entre as que viviam em insegurança alimentar grave, 52,3% pertenciam a PTCR. Classes econômicas D e E e baixa escolaridade materna associaram-se a PTCR. Entre os desvios nutricionais das crianças beneficiárias, prevaleceu o peso elevado para idade. Das que interromperam o aleitamento materno exclusivo antes dos dois meses, 31,2% eram de PTCR. Identifica-se a necessidade de educação nutricional preventiva a fim de otimizar a utilização do benefício.

  19. Orçamento público, região e financiamento em saúde: rendas do petróleo e desigualdades entre municípios

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    Delba Machado Barros

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available ResumoOs efeitos da aplicação das rendas petrolíferas para o desenvolvimento socioeconômico e o financiamento de políticas públicas têm sido questionados na literatura. O objetivo principal deste estudo foi analisar a importância das compensações financeiras – royalties e participação especial – para o financiamento municipal da saúde na região Norte Fluminense do estado do Rio de Janeiro, que é responsável por mais de 70% do petróleo produzido no Brasil. A metodologia envolveu a análise de dados secundários das receitas e despesas municipais com saúde nos anos 2000. Os resultados sugerem que a variação de recursos orçamentários relacionados ao petróleo se associou à diferença significativa na despesa total com saúde nos municípios da região. No entanto, a execução e a distribuição das despesas por tipo não ocorreram de forma proporcional à variação na disponibilidade das receitas. A forte dependência das rendas petrolíferas sugere maior autonomia municipal no gasto em saúde se comparado a outros municípios do país. Conclui-se que é preciso estabelecer outros critérios de distribuição e uso de recursos para favorecer a equalização dos gastos e a articulação entre as ações dos governos no ambiente regional.

  20. Salário mínimo, benefício previdenciário e as famílias de baixa renda Minimum wage, social security benefits and low-income families

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    Cláudio Salvadori Dedecca

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem foco nas famílias com rendimento per capita de até ¼ do salário mínimo. São analisadas as condições de inserção no mercado de trabalho e a influência dos benefícios previdenciários para o padrão de renda auferido. A preocupação, portanto, volta-se para a importância dos benefícios da previdência, no sentido de atenuar a fragilidade de renda destas famílias e as conseqüências da desvinculação do valor do seu piso do salário mínimo para este padrão de rendimentos. Analisando-se as características dos componentes das famílias de baixa renda, observa-se que, diante das transformações estruturais no processo de produção e do cenário conjuntural da economia brasileira, aqueles com idade ativa não apresentam os pré-requisitos necessários para se inserirem de forma digna no mundo do trabalho. Dessa forma, o estudo da composição da renda das famílias mais pobres mostra que a renda dos inativos - aposentados e pensionistas - é fundamental para retirar tais famílias do limite da linha de pobreza. O perfil dos componentes das famílias será analisado a partir dos microdados da Pesquisa Nacional por Amostra de Domicílios - PNAD/IBGE - para 2004, segundo idade, nível de escolaridade, cor ou raça e inserção no mercado de trabalho propriamente dita: tipo de atividade exercida e posição na ocupação. A comparação do perfil dos componentes das famílias mais carentes com o do total das famílias mostrará que as rendas de aposentadoria e pensão tornam-se fundamentais não apenas para diminuição da desigualdade, mas, fundamentalmente, para redução da pobreza.This article discusses families with per capita income of up to ¼ of the minimum monthly wage in Brazil. The conditions of participation in the labor market and the influence of social security benefits on the pattern of income earned are analyzed. The concern, therefore, is with the importance of social security benefits in attenuating

  1. Converting the organic fraction of solid waste from the city of Abu Dhabi to valuable products via dark fermentation – Economic and energy assessment

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    Bonk, Fabian; Bastidas-Oyanedel, Juan-Rodrigo; Schmidt, Jens Ejbye

    2015-01-01

    Graphical abstract: Display Omitted - Highlights: • The cost and energy demand for dark fermentation using OFMSW were established. • Dark fermentation using OFMSW can produce a carbon source for bioprocesses of about 330 USD/t COD . • A maximum purification cost of VFAs from dark fermentation using OFMSW was established to 15 USD/m 3 . • Replacing fossil fuel based products by dark fermentation will probably lead to net energy savings. - Abstract: Landfilling the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW) leads to greenhouse gas emissions and loss of valuable resources. Sustainable and cost efficient solutions need to be developed to solve this problem. This study evaluates the feasibility of using dark fermentation (DF) to convert the OFMSW to volatile fatty acids (VFAs), fertilizer and H 2 . The VFAs in the DF effluent can be used directly as substrate for subsequent bioprocesses or purified from the effluent for industrial use. DF of the OFMSW in Abu Dhabi will be economically sustainable once VFA purification can be accomplished on large scale for less than 15 USD/m 3 effluent . With a VFA minimum selling price of 330 USD/t COD , DF provides a competitive carbon source to sugar. Furthermore, DF is likely to use less energy than conventional processes that produce VFAs, fertilizer and H 2 . This makes DF of OFMSW a promising waste treatment technology and biorefinery platform

  2. Organic richness, kerogen types and maturity in the shales of the Dakhla and Duwi formations in Abu Tartur area, Western Desert, Egypt: Implication of Rock–Eval pyrolysis

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    Mohamed M. El Nady

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study is to assess the organic material for petroleum potential and characterize the relationships between organic material, thermal maturity, and the depositional environments. This is done using “14” samples from the shales of the Dakhla and Duwi formations in Abu Tartur area. The samples have been analyzed using the geochemical method of Rock–Eval pyrolysis. The analysis shows that the total organic carbon content lies between 0.56 and 1.96 wt%. It also shows that kerogen is a mixture of type II and III that is dominant, and is deposited in the shallow and restricted marine environment under prevailing reducing conditions. This type of kerogen is prone to oil and oil/gas production. The geochemical diagrams show that all the studied samples have good thermal maturation. The Dakhla and Duwi formations which have been divided into all zones are mature (have Tmax over 435 °C, and have organic carbon content located at the oil window (Tmax between 435 and 443 °C.

  3. The impact of Lighting on Vandalism in Hot Climates: The Case of the Abu Shagara Vandalised Corridor in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

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    Emad Mushtaha

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    Full Text Available This study mainly discusses how the immature behaviour of a part of the society, resulting in vandalism, affects the building aesthetics and design features in the districts of the city of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE. Initially explaining the term “vandalism” in itself, this study goes on to debate on the reasons behind vandalism, its different types, and its effects on the environment. Throughout the discussion, studies of the relationship between vandalism and reflectivity are examined, considering how the characteristics and features of the buildings affect vandalism. Three methodology tools were used: a questionnaire, an Integrated Environmental Solution Virtual Environment (IESVE software program, and illuminance measurements. Simulation scenarios of the current situation of Abu Shagara were performed, which took into account several options with respect to wall material, flooring material, and types of lighting. All in all, ten simulation cases were conducted and compared, which allowed the identification of the best simulation scenario. The type of lighting had a greater impact on the simulation scenario results than the type of wall and flooring materials. The type of lighting varied as per its polar grid and light distribution.

  4. Converting the organic fraction of solid waste from the city of Abu Dhabi to valuable products via dark fermentation – Economic and energy assessment

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    Bonk, Fabian, E-mail: fbonk@masdar.ac.ae; Bastidas-Oyanedel, Juan-Rodrigo, E-mail: jbastidas@masdar.ac.ae; Schmidt, Jens Ejbye, E-mail: jschmidt@masdar.ac.ae

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    Graphical abstract: Display Omitted - Highlights: • The cost and energy demand for dark fermentation using OFMSW were established. • Dark fermentation using OFMSW can produce a carbon source for bioprocesses of about 330 USD/t{sub COD}. • A maximum purification cost of VFAs from dark fermentation using OFMSW was established to 15 USD/m{sup 3}. • Replacing fossil fuel based products by dark fermentation will probably lead to net energy savings. - Abstract: Landfilling the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW) leads to greenhouse gas emissions and loss of valuable resources. Sustainable and cost efficient solutions need to be developed to solve this problem. This study evaluates the feasibility of using dark fermentation (DF) to convert the OFMSW to volatile fatty acids (VFAs), fertilizer and H{sub 2}. The VFAs in the DF effluent can be used directly as substrate for subsequent bioprocesses or purified from the effluent for industrial use. DF of the OFMSW in Abu Dhabi will be economically sustainable once VFA purification can be accomplished on large scale for less than 15 USD/m{sup 3}{sub effluent}. With a VFA minimum selling price of 330 USD/t{sub COD}, DF provides a competitive carbon source to sugar. Furthermore, DF is likely to use less energy than conventional processes that produce VFAs, fertilizer and H{sub 2}. This makes DF of OFMSW a promising waste treatment technology and biorefinery platform.

  5. Suitability of Gypsum for the Production of Gypsum Plaster an Example from the Abu-Ruweis Evaporites (Upper Triassic), as Subayhi Area, Northwest Jordan

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    Saqqa, W.; Arikat, M.

    2003-01-01

    The gypsum of Abu Ruweis Formation (Upper Triassic) of the northwestern Jordan was chemically, physically and mechanically assessed for likely industrial uses. Chemical results indicate that the investigated gypsum (calcium sulfate dihydrate) is highly pure. This is confirmed by the high ratios of CaO (32-33%) andSO 3 (41-43%) and the very low content of other elements such as Mg, Al and Si. Trace elements are also negligible. The CaSO 4 % (86-88%), purity ratio (CaO/SO 3 ) (0.85) , and combined water (≅5%) for β-hemihydrate gypsum agree well with the jordanian standards for gypsum plaster. Thermal analyses indicate that the temperature required to obtain hemihydrate gypsum falls between 175deg-200deg. A significant mass variation or maximum loss on weight (-20%) was achieved after initial dehydration by heating to 200deg. Heating to 225deg is far enough to evolve all combined water molecules. The results of fineness, consistency, setting time, compressive strength and flexural strength for β-hemilhydrate agree, in most of the case, with the local and international standards intended for gypsum building components. The study showed that the absorption and consistency ratios for final gypsum product are proportional to porosity, whilst the consistency itself decreases with the increase of applied stresses. (author)

  6. Converting the organic fraction of solid waste from the city of Abu Dhabi to valuable products via dark fermentation--Economic and energy assessment.

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    Bonk, Fabian; Bastidas-Oyanedel, Juan-Rodrigo; Schmidt, Jens Ejbye

    2015-06-01

    Landfilling the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW) leads to greenhouse gas emissions and loss of valuable resources. Sustainable and cost efficient solutions need to be developed to solve this problem. This study evaluates the feasibility of using dark fermentation (DF) to convert the OFMSW to volatile fatty acids (VFAs), fertilizer and H2. The VFAs in the DF effluent can be used directly as substrate for subsequent bioprocesses or purified from the effluent for industrial use. DF of the OFMSW in Abu Dhabi will be economically sustainable once VFA purification can be accomplished on large scale for less than 15USD/m(3)(effluent). With a VFA minimum selling price of 330 USD/tCOD, DF provides a competitive carbon source to sugar. Furthermore, DF is likely to use less energy than conventional processes that produce VFAs, fertilizer and H2. This makes DF of OFMSW a promising waste treatment technology and biorefinery platform. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  7. Alimentação saudável, escolaridade e excesso de peso entre mulheres de baixa renda Healthy eating, schooling and being overweight among low-income women

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    Ana Paula Machado Lins

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar os fatores associados à prevalência do excesso de peso e obesidade em uma população de mulheres adultas de baixa renda, moradoras de uma região metropolitana; e sua associação com variáveis socioeconômicas, demográficas, reprodutivas e comportamentais, destacando a alimentação saudável. MÉTODOS: Foi realizado um estudo transversal de base populacional com uma amostra probabilística de 758 mulheres de 20 anos ou mais moradoras de Campos Elíseos - Duque de Caxias. Utilizou-se análise bivariada e regressão multivariada hierarquizada para identificar fatores associados ao excesso de peso e obesidade. RESULTADOS: Encontrou-se uma prevalência de obesidade de 23% e prevalências de 56,0%, quando somados o excesso de peso e a obesidade. Encontrou-se associação inversa entre anos de estudo, excesso de peso e obesidade. A maioria das mulheres referiu alimentação saudável (73,6%, que aumentou positivamente com a renda, escolaridade e idade. Não consumir semanalmente verduras esteve associado ao excesso de peso e não realizar alimentação saudável esteve associado à obesidade. CONCLUSÕES: Os resultados demonstraram que mesmo em uma população com renda baixa, um maior nível de escolaridade tem impacto na prevenção deste agravo e nas escolhas alimentares.The scope of this study was to analyze the factors associated with the prevalence of being overweight and obesity in a population of low-income adult women living in a metropolitan region and its association with socioeconomic, demographic, reproductive and lifestyle variables, highlighting the importance of healthy eating. A population-based, cross-sectional study was conducted with a random sample of 758 women aged 20 or older living in Campos Elíseos - Duque de Caxias - State of Rio de Janeiro. Bivariate and multivariate hierarchical regression was used to identify factors associated with overweight and obesity. A prevalence of 23% of obesity was found

  8. Desnutrição e obesidade em crianças: delineamento do perfil de uma comunidade de baixa renda Obesity and malnutrition in children: profile of a low-income community

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    Maria Eugênia F.A. Motta

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: fazer o diagnóstico nutricional através da avaliação antropométrica de crianças residentes em uma comunidade de baixa renda, detectando os estados extremos: nutrição insuficiente (peso baixo para a idade, peso baixo para a estatura e retardo de crescimento linear e excessiva (sobrepeso e obesidade. MÉTODOS: foi realizado um estudo descritivo transversal. A partir de um censo, identificaram-se as crianças menores de 11 anos residentes em uma comunidade de baixa renda, das quais foram aferidos o peso e a estatura (ou comprimento. Utilizou-se a curva de referência do National Center for Health Statistics. Os pontos de corte adotados foram: +2 escore z para sobrepeso e obesidade, respectivamente, ambos de acordo com o indicador peso/estatura. RESULTADOS: as prevalências encontradas foram 3,8% de peso baixo para a idade e 24% de risco para peso baixo para a idade; 1,2% de peso baixo para a estatura e 21,6% de risco para peso baixo para a estatura; 5% de retardo de crescimento linear e 14,3% de risco para retardo de crescimento linear; 10,1% de sobrepeso e 4,6% de obesidade. CONCLUSÕES: os principais desvios nutricionais foram detectados nas crianças daquela comunidade, ressaltando-se a ocorrência concomitante de desnutrição crônica e obesidade, em percentuais semelhantes.OBJECTIVE: To establish the nutritional diagnosis of children living in a low-income community through anthropometric evaluation, detecting insufficient nutrition (low weight-for-age, wasting and stunting and excessive nutrition (overweight and obesity. METHODS: A community-based survey identified children below 11 years living in a low-income community. Their weight and height (or lengths were measured. The National Center for Health Statistics growth curve was used as reference. The cut-off points used were: low-weight-for-age z score of +2, according to weight-for-height. RESULTS: Prevalence rates were 3.8% for low weight for age, and 24% for low

  9. Mammography and Pap test screening among low-income foreign-born Hispanic women in the USA Mamografia e teste Papanicolau em mulheres latinas de baixa renda nos Estados Unidos

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    Maria E. Fernandez

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    Full Text Available Little is known about the factors influencing screening among low-income Hispanic women particularly among recent immigrants. A sample of 148 low-income, low-literate, foreign-born Hispanic women residing in the Washington DC metropolitan area participated in the study. The mean age of the sample was 46.2 (SD = 11.5, 84% reported annual household incomesEste estudo determinou os fatores que influenciam a conduta de mulheres latinas de baixa renda nos EUA, em face do monitoramento pela mamografia (MM e por meio do teste de Papanicolau (TP, em uma amostra de 148 mulheres latinas, residentes na região metropolitana de Washington DC. A idade média na amostra foi de 46,2 anos (desvio padrão 11,5, e 84% relatavam renda familiar anual menor que quinze mil dólares. Todas as mulheres falavam espanhol e apresentavam níveis reduzidos de aculturação; 96% destas informavam ter realizado TP, mas 24% não relatavam adesão às normas recomendadas de rastreamento. Entre aquelas com quarenta anos ou mais, 62% haviam realizado MM, mas somente 33% de acordo com as normas de rotina. A freqüência de conceitos equivocados sobre o câncer neste grupo de mulheres foi maior que a observada para mulheres latinas em outros estudos. Modelos logísticos multivariados para variáveis correlacionadas à conduta no rastreamento pelo TP e MM indicam que fatores como o medo do teste, vergonha e desconhecimento tiveram influência. Concluiu-se que as mulheres nesse estudo apresentaram menor freqüência de rastreamento por MM que mulheres não latinas, além de apresentarem também níveis mais reduzidos de adesão às normas de rastreamento por TP e MM.

  10. Produção de milho híbrido no Estado do Ceará: aspectos tecnológicos, competitivos, geração de emprego e renda

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    Denise Michele Furtado da Silva

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo geral deste estudo é analisar o Programa de Milho Híbrido considerando-se a competitividade, o nível tecnológico, a geração de emprego e renda no Estado do Ceará. A pesquisa foi realizada nos municípios com maiores produções de milho híbrido na região do Estado do Ceará (Iguatú, Milagres e Capistrano. Os dados utilizados foram obtidos junto aos produtores de milho, através de entrevistas diretas. Foram calculados os índices tecnológicos de cada tecnologia e conjunto de tecnologias utilizado pelos produtores de milho híbrido. Foram calculados os indicadores de rentabilidade como margem bruta, lucro operacional e índices de lucratividade. As tecnologias de controle de mato, semente, e desbaste apresentaram maior contribuição no índice tecnológico geral da produção de milho híbrido, enquanto a tecnologia de pós-colheita teve menor participação neste índice. A renda média, por hectare, com milho híbrido em todos os municípios é superior a do milho variedade. Os indicadores analisados mostram que a cultura de milho híbrido é rentável e que os produtores pesquisados são competitivos.The main objective of this article was to analyse the hybrid corn program considering competitiveness, techonology level, creation of job opportunities and income in the state of Ceará. The research was conducting in the main hybrid corn producing counties (Iguatú, Milagres e Capistrano. The data were obtained by interviewing corn producing farmers. Technology index for each technology as well as for all the tecnonologies as a group, used by corn farmers, was calculated. The rentability indicators such as gross profit, operational profit and profitability index were determined. The technologies of weed control, seed quality and thinning of crop contributed more in the formation of general technology index of hybrid corn production, where as the technology of after harvesting had the lowest participation in the construction

  11. Educação ambiental e emprego de equipamentos economizadores na redução do consumo de água em residências de famílias de baixa renda em uma escola de ensino fundamental

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    Gisele Vidal Vimieiro

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    O objetivo desse trabalho é avaliar o emprego da educação ambiental e da instalação de equipamentos sanitários economizadores na redução do consumo de água em domicílios de famílias de baixa renda e na escola de ensino fundamental do bairro Capitão Eduardo, periferia de Belo Horizonte. Pretendeu-se ainda gerar resultados que pudessem dar subsídios à avaliação da viabilidade de implantação de políticas públicas de financiamento para famílias de baixa renda e escolas públicas para a aquisição d...

  12. Baixa renda como fator de proteção contra asma em crianças e adolescentes usuários do Sistema Único de Saúde Low income as a protective factor against asthma in children and adolescents treated via the Brazilian Unified Health System

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    Murilo Carlos Amorim de Britto

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O estudo visou analisar o papel da baixa renda como fator de risco para o desenvolvimento de asma em crianças e adolescentes. MÉTODOS: Estudo de caso-controle com questionário. RESULTADOS: Foram estudados 687 participantes, de 5 a 15 anos de idade, usuários do Sistema Único de Saúde, em um hospital terciário, sendo 54,7% masculinos. Quase metade (49,1% residia na zona metropolitana do Recife e o restante no interior. Moravam em casa de alvenaria 98,1%, com média de 5,7 cômodos e 4,8 moradores. Suas mães estudaram em média 6,8 anos. A mediana da renda mensal per capita foi de R$ 103,75. Baseando-se na renda mensal per capita inferior a 25 e 50% do salário mínimo, classificou-se a amostra em muito baixa renda, baixa renda e renda satisfatória, cujos percentuais foram, respectivamente: 39, 37,3 e 23,7. Não se observou associação entre baixa renda e desenvolvimento de asma. CONCLUSÕES: A baixa renda não exerce, em crianças e adolescentes usuários do Sistema Único de Saúde do nordeste do Brasil, efeito protetor no surgimento de asma, como poderia se supor, baseando-se na teoria da higiene. Todavia, estudos de coorte são necessários para confirmar estes achados.OBJECTIVE: To analyze the role that low income plays in the development of asthma in children and adolescents. METHODS: A case-control study using a questionnaire. RESULTS: A total of 687 participants were studied at a tertiary hospital via the Brazilian Unified Health System. Ages ranged from 5 to 15 years, and 54.7% of the participants were male. Nearly half of the individuals (49.1% lived in the metropolitan area of the city of Recife, and the remainder lived in the countryside. Most (98.1% lived in concrete houses or apartments, with a mean of 5.7 rooms and 4.8 occupants per residence. Mean maternal level of education was 6.8 years of schooling. The median monthly per capita income was R$ 103.75 (Brazilian reals. The sample was stratified according to cut

  13. PRODUÇÃO E RENDA NO ASSENTAMENTO SANTA TEREZA, MUNICÍPIO DE PORANGATU, GOIÁS PRODUCTION AND INCOME IN THE SANTA TEREZA SETTLEMENT, PORANGATU MUNICIPALITY, GOIÁS STATE, BRAZIL

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    Renato Pinto da Silva Junior

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    O objetivo desta pesquisa foi estudar o desempenho econômico da agricultura familiar no assentamento Santa Teresa, em Porangatu, ao Norte de Goiás. Os dados foram obtidos por entrevista direta de uma amostra com 45 assentados, no ano agrícola 2001/2002. Análises fatorial e de regressão múltipla foram utilizadas para explicar a rentabilidade dos negócios. A região apresenta baixa precipitação pluviométrica, poucos recursos hídricos e um pequeno mercado para os produtos do assenta-mento. Os produtores receberam financiamentos do governo para investimentos e custeio agrícola, mas não, capacitação e assistência técnica. As principais atividades desenvolvidas são a pecuária leiteira, a suinocultura, a avicultura e a produção de arroz e milho. A pequena quantidade de capital para custeio agrícola induz à adoção de tecnologia intensiva em mão-de-obra e pequena escala de produção (47,9% da área é cultivada e, como conseqüência, 77,5% da mão-de-obra não é utilizada. Isso explica o baixo nível de produtividade e o alto risco das culturas anuais, embora todas as atividades agrícolas apresentem margem bruta positiva de R$ 2.188,00 por ano. A pecuária de leite foi a única atividade que apresentou renda líquida positiva. E a renda oriunda da aposentadoria representa 65% da renda familiar. As análises fatorial e de regressão indicaram que a eficiência técnica, o uso dos recursos terra e mão-de-obra familiar estão diretamente relacionados à melhor rentabilidade econômica da parcela, enquanto a área com lavouras anuais e o uso da mão-de-obra contratada estão inversamente relacionados com esta rentabilidade.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Assentamentos de reforma agrária; produção e renda; análise fatorial.

    This research aimed to study the economic

  14. Evaluasi karakteristik abu sekam padi dengan kitosan molekul tinggi nanopartikel sebagai bahan dentinogenesis (Characteristic evaluation of rice husk ash with chitosan high molecule nanoparticle as dentinogenesis material

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    langsung karena biokompatibel, namun bahan ini memiliki banyak kekurangan. Trioksida Mineral agregat mengandung sejumlah kecil arsenik dan setting time-nya lama, sementara HEMA dalam SIKMR bersifat sitotoksik. Abu sekam padi nanopartikel (ASPn merupakan sumber potensial dari silika. Kitosan molekul tinggi nanopartikel (KMTn dapat merangsang pembentukan dentin reparatif. Kombinasi dari kedua bahan tersebut memiliki sifat biokompatibel dan memiliki kemampuan pelapisan yang baik. Tujuan: Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menganalisa karakteristik mikrostruktur hubungan permukaan abu sekam padi dengan kitosan molekul tinggi nanopartikel pada jaringan dentin untuk melindungi jaringan pulpodential kompleks. Metode: Dua puluh empat gigi premolar mandibula yang diekstraksi untuk tujuan ortodontik digunakan sebagai sampel, gigi dibuat preparasi kavitas klas I dengan kedalaman 3 mm di atas cemento enamel junction (CEJ. Kemudian masing-masing gigi dibelah dua arah bucco-lingual dan setiap bagian dipotong menggunakan disc bur servikal. Sampel dibagi 3 kelompok, kelompok I diaplikasikan MTA, kelompok II diaplikasikan SIKMR, kelompok III diaplikasikan ASPn + KMTn. Karakterisasi dilakukan dengan menggunakan Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM pada interface antara bahan uji dan dentin berdekatan dengan pulp untuk melihat struktur mikro permukaan. Hasil: Microstructure bahan ASPn + KMTn yang diaplikasi pada dentin menunjukkan struktur seperti tag yang lebih signifikan daripada MTA. ASPn + KMTn menunjukkan kemampuan pelapisan yang lebih baik dari MTA. Porositas ASPn + KMTn lebih sedikit dari MTA dan SIKMR. Simpulan: Penelitian ini menunjukkan bahwa kombinasi biomaterial ASPn + KMTn dapat digunakan sebagai biomaterial aktif yang dapat menjaga integritas pulpa.

  15. 3D stratigraphic forward modelling of Shu'aiba Platform stratigraphy in the Bu Hasa Field, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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    Hu, J.; Lokier, S. W.

    2012-04-01

    This paper presents the results of three dimensional sequence stratigraphic forward modelling of the Aptian age Shu'aiba Formation from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Shu'aiba Formation lies within the uppermost part of the Lower Cretaceous Thamama Group and forms one of the most prolific hydrocarbon reservoir intervals of the Middle East with production dating back to the 1960's. The Shu'aiba Formation developed as a series of laterally-extensive shallow-water carbonate platforms in an epeiric sea that extended over the northern margin of the African-Arabian Plate. This shallow sea was bounded by the Arabian Shield to the west and the passive margin with the Neo-Tethys Ocean towards the north and east (Droste, 2010). The exposed Arabian Shield acted as a source of siliciclastic sediments to westernmost regions, however, more offshore areas were dominated by shallow-water carbonate deposition. Carbonate production was variously dominated by Lithocodium-Baccinella, orbitolinid foraminifera and rudist bivalves depending on local conditions. While there have been numerous studies of this important stratigraphic interval (for examples see van Buchem et al., 2010), there has been little attempt to simulate the sequence stratigraphic development of the formation. During the present study modelling was undertaken utilising the CARBONATE-3D stratigraphic forward modelling software (Warrlich et al., 2008; Warrlich et al., 2002)) thus allowing for the control of a diverse range of internal and external parameters on carbonate sequence development. This study focuses on platform development in the onshore Bu Hasa Field - the first giant oilfield to produce from the Shu'aiba Formation in Abu Dhabi. The carbonates of the Bu Hasa field were deposited on the southwest slope of the intra-shelf Bab Basin, siliciclastic content is minor. Initially these carbonates were algal dominated with rudist mounds becoming increasingly important over time (Alsharhan, 1987

  16. Comparison of the diagenetic and reservoir quality evolution between the anticline crest and flank of an Upper Jurassic carbonate gas reservoir, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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    Morad, Daniel; Nader, Fadi H.; Gasparrini, Marta; Morad, Sadoon; Rossi, Carlos; Marchionda, Elisabetta; Al Darmaki, Fatima; Martines, Marco; Hellevang, Helge

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    This petrographic, stable isotopic and fluid inclusion microthermometric study of the Upper Jurassic limestones of an onshore field, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) compares diagenesis in flanks and crest of the anticline. The results revealed that the diagenetic and related reservoir quality evolution occurred during three phases, including: (i) eogenesis to mesogenesis 1, during which reservoir quality across the field was either deteriorated or preserved by calcite cementation presumably derived from marine or evolved marine pore waters. Improvement of reservoir quality was due to the formation of micropores by micritization of allochems and creation of moldic/intragranular pores by dissolution of peloids and skeletal fragments. (ii) Obduction of Oman ophiolites and formation of the anticline of the studied field was accompanied by cementation by saddle dolomite and blocky calcite. High homogenization temperatures (125-175 °C) and high salinity (19-26 wt% NaCl eq) of the fluid inclusions, negative δ18OVPDB values (-7.7 to -2.9‰), saddle shape of dolomite, and the presence of exotic cements (i.e. fluorite and sphalerite) suggest that these carbonates were formed by flux of hot basinal brines, probably related to this tectonic compression event. (iii) Mesogenesis 2 during subsidence subsequent to the obduction event, which resulted in extensive stylolitization and cementation by calcite. This calcite cement occluded most of the remaining moldic and inter-/intragranular pores of the flank limestones (water zone) whereas porosity was preserved in the crest. This study contributes to: (1) our understanding of differences in the impact of diagenesis on reservoir quality evolution in flanks and crests of anticlines, i.e. impact of hydrocarbon emplacement on diagenesis, and (2) relating various diagenetic processes to burial history and tectonic events of foreland basins in the Arabian Gulf area and elsewhere.

  17. Geochemistry, Radioactivity and Gamma-Ray Dose Assesment of Igneous Rocks, of Abu El Hassan El Aswad Area, North Egypt Eastern Desert

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    Abdel-Monem, A.A.; Moussa, E.M.; Abd El Fattah, M.M.G.; Wetait, M.A.

    2011-01-01

    Abu El Hassan Al Aswad area, Northern Eastern Desert, Egypt, is located between lat. 26 degree 45/ and 26 degree 58 / N and long. 33 degree 0/ and 33 degree 11 /50// E, covering approximately 270 km 2 . It is covered by a suite of igneous rocks, which are classified according to their silica and potash contents into ultra basic rock class with the least silica and potash contents, basic rock class, intermediated rock class and acidic rock class with the highest silica and potash contents. The ultra basic rocks with SiO 2 2 (42-57%), K (0.15-0.5), U (0.8-3 ppm) and Th (1-7 ppm), produce the gamma ray doses (AEDE, 0.266 mSv/y; AGDE, 0.1475 mSv/y). The intermediate rocks with SiO 2 (57-65%), K (0-8-2.5%), U (2-8 ppm) and Th (3.5-14.5 ppm) produce the gamma ray doses (AEDE, 0.083 mSv/y; AGDE, 0.4784 mSv/y). The acidic rocks with SiO 2 (65-75%), K (2.6-4.3%), U (4.5-10 ppm) and Th (13-26 ppm) produce the gamma ray doses (AEDE, 0.1692 mSv/y; AGDE, 0.9571 mSv/y).It is suggested that the ultra basic, basic and the intermediated rock classes can be used safely as building materials as well as for indoor and outdoor decorations. The acidic rock class may be used for outdoor decorations but not as building materials or indoor decoration due to its high AGDE values, which when added to the other gamma ray exposure source may exceed the International Accepted Radiation Dose Limit to member of the public which is (1-3 mSv/y)

  18. Epidemiological investigation of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in dromedary camel farms linked with human infection in Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates.

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    Muhairi, Salama Al; Hosani, Farida Al; Eltahir, Yassir M; Mulla, Mariam Al; Yusof, Mohammed F; Serhan, Wissam S; Hashem, Farouq M; Elsayed, Elsaeid A; Marzoug, Bahaaeldin A; Abdelazim, Assem S

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    The objective of this research was to investigate the prevalence of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection primarily in dromedary camel farms and the relationship of those infections with infections in humans in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Nasal swabs from 1113 dromedary camels (39 farms) and 34 sheep (1 farm) and sputum samples from 2 MERS-CoV-infected camel farm owners and 1 MERS-CoV-infected sheep farm owner were collected. Samples from camels and humans underwent real-time reverse-transcription quantitative PCR screening to detect MERS-CoV. In addition, sequencing and phylogenetic analysis of partially characterized MERS-CoV genome fragments obtained from camels were performed. Among the 40 farms, 6 camel farms were positive for MERS-CoV; the virus was not detected in the single sheep farm. The maximum duration of viral shedding from infected camels was 2 weeks after the first positive test result as detected in nasal swabs and in rectal swabs obtained from infected calves. Three partial camel sequences characterized in this study (open reading frames 1a and 1ab, Spike1, Spike2, and ORF4b) together with the corresponding regions of previously reported MERS-CoV sequence obtained from one farm owner were clustering together within the larger MERS-CoV sequences cluster containing human and camel isolates reported for the Arabian Peninsula. Data provided further evidence of the zoonotic potential of MERS-CoV infection and strongly suggested that camels may have a role in the transmission of the virus to humans.

  19. Observations on the health of infants at a time of rapid societal change: a longitudinal study from birth to fifteen months in Abu Dhabi.

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    Gardner, Hazel; Green, Katherine; Gardner, Andrew S; Geddes, Donna

    2018-02-07

    Rapid economic and cultural transition in the United Arab Emirates has been accompanied by a rise in chronic disease. Early childhood is known to affect health outcomes in adulthood. This prospective longitudinal study examined the general health of Emirati infants born in a government maternity hospital in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in October 2002. One hundred twenty-five women, who had recently given birth, were interviewed as part of a larger study encompassing a wide range of cultural, social, and behavioural aspects of health. They were then re-interviewed at three (n = 94), six (n = 59) and 15 months postpartum (n = 52). Data are presented using univariate statistics. In this study seven infants (6%) were born prematurely and four infants (3%) were classified as small for gestational age, while 11 (9%) of the infants weighed less than 2500 g. Low birth weight infants (LBW) were significantly more likely to require treatment in the neonatal intensive care unit (OR = 30.83, p = 0.00). Iron supplementation during pregnancy was associated with fewer underweight infants (OR = 3.92, p = 0.042). No associations were found between infant birth weight and maternal age, age at marriage, consanguinity, education level, current maternal employment, parity, pre-existing anaemia or anaemia in pregnancy, diabetes, folic acid intake, multivitamin intake or infant gender. Maternally-reported infant health issues, vaccination, medication, breast-feeding and infant nutrition, and use of secure car seats are also reported. The health of infants at birth in this UAE sample showed improvements compared to previous studies. The proportion of LBW infants is decreasing and continuing improvements in health care in the UAE are having a positive impact on infant health.

  20. O que pode significar a educação após Abu Ghraib: revisitando a política de educação de Adorno

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    How might education be used to question the common sense of the war on terrorism or to rouse citizens to challenge the social, political, and cultural conditions that led to the horrible events of Abu Ghraib? Just as crucially, we must ponder the limits of education. Is there a point where extreme conditions shortcircuit our moral instincts and ability to think and act rationally? If this is the case, what responsibility do we have to challenge the reckless violence-as-fi rst-resort ethos of ...

  1. Determination of Sediment Profile for 210Pb, Pb, U and Th from Sultan Abu Bakar Dam Due to Soil Erosion from Highland Agriculture Area, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

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    Zaini Hamzah; Seh D. Riduan; Ahmad Saat

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    Problem statement: Sultan Abu Bakar Dam in Cameron Highlands act as a catchments to accumulate all eroded soil carried by the run off flow through Bertam River, the main river that passes through the highland agriculture area. All suspended solid that carried out by the river contain various kind of hazard potential to the environment. U, Th and Pb are the potential hazard elements carried out by water and accumulate at the dam. Approach: Five sampling point were selected where five 30cm core...

  2. Yield and net income of unripe corn in function of the hilling dates / Produção e renda líquida de milho verde em função da época de amontoa

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    Diovany Doffinger Ramos

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    foi nos tratamentos 14-42 e 14-28-42 DAS e a menor foi no sem amontoa (7.000 espigas ha-1. A produção de espigas comerciais variou de 38.000 espigas ha-1 no tratamento 28 DAS e 41.000 espigas ha-1 nos tratamentos 14, 42, 28-42 e 14-28-42 DAS. O custo de produção variou de R$ 1.315,90 ha-1, no tratamento sem amontoa, a R$ 1.774,17 ha-1, onde se fez amontoa aos 14-28-42 DAS. A maior renda líquida foi de R$ 2.684,10 ha-1 onde não se fez amontoa e a menor foi de R$ 2.166,81 ha-1 onde se fez amontoa aos 14-42 DAS. Nas condições em que foi desenvolvido o experimento concluiu-se que deve ser recomendado o cultivo sem amontoa porque apresentou o menor custo de produção e a maior renda líquida.

  3. Hábitos orais de sucção: estudo piloto em população de baixa renda Suction oral habits: initial study in low income population

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    Valdinês G.S. Cavassani

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    Full Text Available Hábitos orais de sucção têm sido fonte de estudo pelos danos que podem causar em toda morfologia e função do sistema estomatognático, sendo comumente iniciados e observados na infância. Fatores emocionais e nutricionais podem contribuir para a manifestação desses hábitos. OBJETIVO: Verificar alterações fonoaudiológicas, odontológicas e otorrinolaringológicas em crianças de baixa renda portadoras de hábitos orais de sucção. FORMA DE ESTUDO: Clínico retrospectivo não randomizado. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Foram avaliadas nove crianças (01 menino e 08 meninas com idades entre 5 a 9 anos durante o I Mutirão da Comunicação realizado no Hosphel, São Paulo, no dia 27 de outubro de 2001. RESULTADOS: O distúrbio fonoaudiológico mais comum foi o articulatório (55,56%, seguido pelo distúrbio de motricidade oral (33,33%. A mordida aberta esteve presente em 8 casos (88,89%. Com relação ao tipo de respiração apresentou-se com 7 casos com respiração bucal (77,78%. CONCLUSÕES: Os hábitos orais foram capazes de promover alterações fonoaudiológicas, odontológicas e otorrinolaringológicas. Medidas de promoção de saúde devem ser lançadas para crianças de baixa renda visando eliminar os fatores responsáveis pela origem dos hábitos orais viciosos de sucção, tais como: alimentação e educação. Além de medidas de tratamento multidisciplinar, devem ser estabelecidas fonoaudiologia, ortodontia, otorrinolaringologia em saúde pública, solucionando o paradigma das alterações decorrentes desses hábitos comumente perceptíveis na infância.Suction oral habits have been observed in childhood due to emotional and nutritional factors, leading to dental and speech and voice consequences. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was the observation of dental and speech and articulation abnormalities in low-income children with suction oral habits. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical non randomized study. MATERIAL AND METHOD

  4. Produção e renda bruta de rabanete e alface em cultivo solteiro e consorciado = Yield and gross income of radish and lettuce in monocrop and intercrop system

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    João Dimas Graciano

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    Full Text Available O objetivo do trabalho foi verificar a produtividade e a renda bruta da alface e do rabanete em cultivo solteiro ou consorciado. Foram estudados a cultivar alface Crespa Grand Rapids Nacional e a de rabanete Crimson Vip, em cultivo solteiro com três ou quatro linhas, e os consórcios R4A3 e R3A4. O rabanete cultivado sob quatro fileiras de plantas no canteiro teve aumento significativo de 1,16 t ha-1 de massa fresca de plantas com raiz comercial em relação ao cultivado sob três fileiras. No cultivo solteiro, os maiores valores (16,36 cm de altura, 25,04 cm de diâmetro e 137.780 plantas ha-1 foram obtidoscom quatro fileiras e no consórcio, os maiores valores de altura (13,84 cm e diâmetro (21,86 cm foram com quatro fileiras e o maior número de plantas comerciais (133.220 plantas ha-1 foi com três. A razão de área equivalente (RAE, para o consórcio R4A3 foi de 1,69 e para o consórcio R3A4 foi de 2,05. Ao considerar a renda bruta, o consórcio R3A4 deve ser recomendado já que induziu aumentos monetários de R$ 24.748,00; R$ 1.224,00 e R$ 39.686,00 em relação ao consórcio R4A3 e aos cultivos solteiros com quatro fileiras deplantas de alface e rabanete, respectivamente.The objective of this paper was to verify yield and gross income oflettuce and radish in monocrop and intercrop systems. Crespa Grand Rapids Nacional lettuce and Crimson Vip radish varieties were studied in monocrop system with three and four rows, as well as the R4A3 and R3A4 intercroppings. Radish cultivated under four rows of plants in plot had significant increase of 1.16 t ha-1 of fresh mass in plants with commercial root in relation to those cultivated under three rows. In monocrop system, the highest values (16.36 cm height, 25.04 cm of diameter and 137,780 plants ha-1 were obtained from four rows and with intercrop, the highest values of height (13.84 cm anddiameter (21.86 cm were obtained from four rows, and the highest number of commercial plants (133

  5. Políticas públicas, distribuição de renda e pobreza no meio rural brasileiro no período de 1995 a 2005

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    Renata Couto Moreira

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho buscou discutir o papel das políticas públicas no processo histórico de concentração de renda e pobreza no meio rural brasileiro. Com base nas informações das pessoas acima de 10 anos residentes nas áreas rurais das Pesquisas Nacionais por Amostra de Domicílios (PNAD, para o período de 1995 a 2005, calcularam-se os índices de desigualdade de Gini, de Theil (R e L e os índices de pobreza de Foster-Greer-Thorbecke (1984 e de Datt (1998. Os dados e resultados indicam para a existência da relação entre a persistente condição de pobreza da população rural e as políticas agrária e econômica adotadas no período.The objective of the present work is to discuss about the role of public policies in the historic process of income concentration and poverty in the Brazilian rural territory. With basis in information about persons up to 10 years residents in rural areas from the National Research of Domiciles Sample (PNDA for the period from 1995 to 2005, there was calculated the Gini and Theil (R and L inequality Index, and the Foster-Greer-Thorbecke (1984 and Datt (1998 poverty Index. The data and results bring the indication of the existence of the relation between the persistent condition of poverty of the rural population and the agrarian and economic policies adopted in the period.

  6. Mensuração das elasticidades-preço da demanda, cruzada e renda no mercado de etanol brasileiro: um estudo usando painéis cointegrados

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    Leonardo Chaves Borges Cardoso

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available A futura escassez das fontes fósseis de energia não é opinião partilhada por toda a academia, mas a necessidade de fontes energéticas renováveis é, sim, um consenso. Com base nisso, o etanol de primeira geração a partir da cana-de-açúcar brasileira se torna uma excelente alternativa energética por apresentar melhores indicadores nos quesitos intensidade em terras, custo de produção e redução de CO2 em relação a outras culturas para produção de etanol. Porém, não há estudos que estimem a demanda de longo prazo utilizando dados em painel e que obtenham estimativas regionais para as cinco regiões brasileiras. Diante de tal lacuna, este artigo tem por objetivo estimar as elasticidades-preço, renda e cruzada da demanda por etanol, tanto no curto quanto no longo prazo. As estimativas são feitas para todo o Brasil e para as cinco regiões brasileiras, no período de julho de 2001 a julho de 2011, com bases mensais. São usados dados em painel, e as estimativas utilizam como principais estimadores o General Least Squares (GLS com correção para heterocedasticidade para encontrar as relações de curto prazo e Dynamic Ordinary Least Squares (DOLS para as de longo prazo. Os resultados indicam que o etanol é um bem elástico a preço, com elasticidade por volta de -1,42 e -3,30 para o curto e longo prazo, respectivamente, e que as elasticidades-preço e cruzada de curto prazo aumentaram no período pós-flex.

  7. Protótipo de um sistema de aquecimento de água para população de baixa renda usando energia solar e elétrica, com reaproveitamento de calor

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    Marco Antônio Silva Pereira

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo consiste em uma pesquisa sobre os vários meios de aquecimento de água para o banho, buscando o uso de alternativas para viabilizar o acesso da população de baixa renda a esses benefícios. A ideia principal é fazer uma combinação dos vários sistemas existentes a fim de produzir um protótipo eficiente e de baixo custo. O protótipo constitui-se de um sistema de aquecimento solar, recuperador de calor e de um misturador de água automatizado. A representação do sistema foi obtida por meio de uma maquete do protótipo ecológico de chuveiro, englobando as diversas tecnologias estudadas.Palavras-chave: Aquecedor solar. Recuperador de calor. Misturador automatizado. Microcontrolador.Prototype of a water heating system for low-income population using solar energy and power, with reuse of heatAbstractThis paper consists of a survey on the various means of heating water for the bath, trying to use of alternatives to allow access of the low-income population. The main idea is to make a blend of various existing systems in order to produce an efficient and cost effective prototype. The prototype consists of a system of solar heating, heat recovery and an automated water mixer. The representation of the system was obtained through a model of the ecological prototype shower encompassing the several studied technologies.Keywords: Solar heating. Heat recovery. Automated mixer. Microcontroller.

  8. Impacto da Educação na Renda das Famílias Rurais da Amazônia: Uma Análise a Partir da Agricultura Familiar no Acre.

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    Francisco Dietima da Silva Bezerra

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available No Brasil, tem se observado nas últimas décadas, a persistência de um quadro histórico de alta desigualdade de renda que têm contribuindo para que o país seja considerado como uma das nações mais desiguais do planeta. Dentre os fatores que têm contribuído para manter as disparidades de rendimentos em patamares tão elevados, destaca-se a heterogeneidade educacional, principalmente no meio rural. Diante da importância do tema tratado, a presente pesquisa consiste em analisar o impacto da educação no desempenho econômico das famílias rurais do Estado do Acre. Utiliza-se a metodologia do projeto de pesquisa Análise Socioeconômica dos Sistemas de Produção Familiar no Estado do Acre (ASPF, desenvolvido pelo Centro de Ciências Jurídicas e Sociais Aplicadas (CCJSA da Universidade Federal do Acre (UFAC, a partir de indicadores de resultado econômico e medidas de relação. Os resultados indicam que no Vale do Acre o nível de escolaridade influencia significativamente no desempenho econômico das famílias analisadas, diferentemente do Vale do Juruá, em que o desempenho econômico tem menor relação com a escolaridade das famílias e é mais fortemente condicionado por outros fatores estruturais e/ou de mercado.

  9. Magma intrusion in the upper crust of Abu Dabbab area, South East of Egypt from Vp and Vp/Vs tomography

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    Hosny, A.; El Hady, S.M.; Mohamed, A.A.; Panza, G.F.

    2007-12-01

    3-D images of P-wave velocity and Vp/Vs ratio have been produced for the upper crust of the Abu Dabbab area, North Mars Alam city. The inversion of local travel times of high quality data recorded at eleven mobile seismic stations around the study area is carried out. The best, in the least-squares sense, 1-D Vp model and the average value of Vp/Vs (1.72) were computed as prerequisites of the 3-D inversion that reaches a depth of 14 km. From the 3-D model it is evident that the distributions of Vp and Vp/Vs are characterized by marked lateral and vertical variations delineating structural heterogeneities. Due to the presence of a thin layer of sedimentary rocks saturated with surface water, low P-wave velocity and high Vp/Vs values are noticed near the surface. At greater depths, high Vp and low Vp/Vs zones may indicate crustal rocks with relatively higher rigidity and brittle behavior, while high Vp/Vs and low Vp may identify zones of relatively softer rocks, with ductile behavior. Low P-wave velocity values are observed at the intersections among the faults. Some magma intrusions could be associated to the Vp/Vs values which form an elongated anomaly, in the western part of the study area, which extends from a depth of 12 km to about 1-2 km of depth. If the obtained 3-D model is used in the relocation of selected events, they turn out to be strongly clustered in correspondence with the high velocity anomalies detected in the central part of the study area. Most of the seismicity tends to occur at the boundaries between the high and low velocity anomalies and at pre-existing weakness zones, i.e. the areas of intersection among different faults. The occurrence of the seismic activity in the vicinity of low velocity anomalies and at the boundary between velocity contrast could also be explained by the occurrence of serpentinization processes in the crust of the study area. (author)

  10. Burial and thermal history simulation of the Abu Rudeis-Sidri oil field, Gulf of Suez-Egypt: A 1D basin modeling study

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    Awadalla, Ahmed; Hegab, Omar A.; Ahmed, Mohammed A.; Hassan, Saad

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    An integrated 1D model on seven wells has been performed to simulate the multi-tectonic phases and multiple thermal regimes in the Abu Rudeis-Sidri oilfield. Concordance between measured and calculated present-day temperatures is achieved with present-day heat flows in the range of 42-55 mW/m2. Reconstruction of the thermal and burial histories provides information on the paleotemperature profiles, the timing of thermal activation as well as the effect of the Oligo-Miocene rifting phases and its associated magmatic activity. The burial histories show the pre-rift subsidence was progressive but modest, whereas the syn-rift was more rapid (contemporaneous with the main rifting phases and basin formation). Finally, the early post-rift thermal subsidence was slow to moderate in contrast to the late post-rift thermal subsidence which was moderate to rapid. The simulated paleo heat flow illustrates a steady state for the pre-rift phase and non-steady state (transient) for syn-rift and postrift phases. Three geothermal regimes are recognized, each of which is associated with a specific geological domain. 1) A lower geothermal regime reflects the impact of stable tectonics (pre-rift). 2) The higher temperature distribution reflects the syn-rift high depositional rate as well as the impact of stretching and thinning (rifting phases) of the lithosphere. 3) A local higher geothermal pulse owing to the magmatic activity during the Oligo-Miocene time (ARM-1 and Sidri-7 wells). Paleoheat flow values of 100mW/m2 (Oligo-Miocene rifting phase) increased to 120mW/m2 (Miocene rifting phase) and lesser magnitude of 80mW/m2 (Mio- Pliocene reactivation phase) have been specified. These affected the thermal regime and temperature distribution by causing perturbations in subsurface temperatures. A decline in the background value of 60mW/m2 owing to conductive cooling has been assigned. The blanketing effect caused by low thermal conductivity of the basin-fill sediments has been simulated

  11. Mortalidade no primeiro ano de vida e a distribuição de renda e de recursos públicos de saúde, São Paulo (Brasil Mortality within the first year of life in relationship to the distribution of income and of public facilities, S. Paulo (Brasil

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    Carlos Augusto Monteiro

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    Full Text Available Foi feito estudo para identificar em torno de 1976 a distribuição da freqüência do óbito infantil, a distribuição da renda e a distribuição da disponibilidade de determinados recursos públicos de saúde nos 55 distritos e sub-distritos do município de São Paulo (Brasil, para analisar as possíveis identificações entre estas distribuições. A freqüência do óbito infantil foi crescente no sentido centro-periferia da cidade, o mesmo ocorrendo com a concentração de famílias de baixa renda. Os recursos públicos de saúde estudados, água do abastecimento público, leitos hospitalares e centros de saúde do Estado, foram decrescentes no mesmo sentido centro-periferia. Tanto a distribuição crescente da baixa renda quanto a distribuição decrescente dos recursos públicos acham-se positiva e significativamente correlacionadas à distribuição crescente da mortalidade infantil. Na área periférica da cidade, correspondente à área de maior mortalidade, encontra-se a mais alta concentração de famílias de baixa renda e, também, as menores disponibilidades de recursos públicos de saúde providos direta ou indiretamente pelo Estado. Conclui-se que renda e recursos públicos operam no mesmo sentido, ou seja, de reforço mútuo às desigualdades registradas ao nível da mortalidade infantil, e não no sentido inverso, como talvez se pudesse crer. Discute-se o duplo processo desigual da distribuição das riquezas na cidade de São Paulo, o que se dá na distribuição direta da renda e o que se dá, posteriormente, quando o Estado participa daquela distribuição provendo serviços públicos.It was made a study to identify the distribution of the infant death rates and the distribution of income, and the distribution of certain public health facilities in the 55 districts of the city of S. Paulo (Brazil and, then, to analyze the similarity among them. The infant death rates and concentration of low income families increased

  12. O direito de participar da riqueza da nação: do Programa Bolsa Família à Renda Básica de Cidadania The right to share in the nation's wealth: from the Family Allowance Program to Basic Citizenship Income

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    Eduardo Matarazzo Suplicy

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho apresenta os resultados positivos do Programa Bolsa Família no combate à fome e a erradicação da pobreza, ressaltando que o Bolsa Família constituí-se na primeira etapa para a implantação da Renda Básica de Cidadania - RBC, no Brasil, conforme previsto pela Lei 10.835 de 2004. A RBC será instituída por etapas, a critério do Poder Executivo, começando pelos mais necessitados. Será o direito de todas as pessoas, incondicionalmente, receberem uma renda que, na medida do possível, será suficiente para atender as suas necessidades vitais. Não se trata de uma caridade ou uma assistência, mas de um direito de todos participarem da riqueza da nação. A racionalidade deste instrumento para garantir real liberdade e dignidade a todos é também aqui analisada.This paper presents the positive outcomes of Brazil's Family Allowance Program, in terms of combating hunger and eradicating poverty, stressing that this is the first step towards introducing a Basic Income for Citizenship (RBC - Renda Básica de Cidadania in Brazil, as established in 2004 through Law N° 10,835. This Basic Income for Citizenship will be phased in by stages at the discretion of the Executive Branch, starting with the neediest segments of the population. Everyone will be endowed with the unconditional right to receive an income that will be sufficient - as far as possible - to cover vital requirements. This is not a matter of charity or welfare, but rather an across-the-board right to share in the wealth of the nation. The rationality of this tool for ensuring real freedom and dignity for all is also examined here.

  13. Redução da desigualdade da distribuição de renda entre 2001 e 2006 nas macrorregiões brasileiras: tendência ou fenômeno transitório? 2001-2006 income distribution decreasing in the Brazilian regions: tendency or transitory phenomena?

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    Maria Cristina Cacciamali

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo é contribuir para o debate sobre a queda da desigualdade na distribuição domiciliar de renda no Brasil no início do século XXI. Assim, nessa diminuição, analisamos a participação relativa de três fontes de renda (trabalho, aposentadorias e pensões e transferências públicas nas cinco macrorregiões brasileiras - Norte (urbana, Nordeste, Centro-Oeste, Sudeste e Sul, entre os anos de 2001 e 2006. Para atingir os propósitos, estruturamos o texto em três seções. A primeira seção apresenta aspectos selecionados da literatura especializada brasileira sobre as causas da variação da desigualdade de renda. A segunda apresenta a técnica matemática de decomposição utilizada. Finalmente, na terceira seção, analisam-se os resultados empíricos para Brasil e cinco macrorregiões selecionadas. À guisa de conclusão, destacamos, dentre os resultados, a importância das transferências públicas de renda e, principalmente, as mudanças nos mercados de trabalho regionais para a diminuição do grau de desigualdade.The aim of this paper is to contribute to the debate on the decrease of the concentration degree of the family's income distribution in Brazil in the first five years of the XXI Century. On this purpose, we approach the phenomenon analyzing the importance of five types of income ( labor, property rents, donation, retirement and public cash transference in the five macro regions in Brazil - North, Northeast, Middle-West, Southeast, South, during the period 2001-2006.To reach the purposes, the text was structured in three parts. The first one highlights stylized facts on this decreasing from the Brazilian specialized literature. The second section presents the mathematical technique used to build the decomposition. Finally, in the third section we analyze the results obtained for the five macro regions. We detached, specially, the magnitude of the employment's creation and, secondarily, the public cash

  14. Impacto das crises de sibilância em crianças de 0 a 3 anos de uma área de baixa renda no sul do Brasil = Impact of wheezing episodes in children 0 to 3 years old from a low-income area in Southern Brazil

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    Costa, Sofia Bezerra de Oliveira

    2013-01-01

    Conclusões: Este estudo mostrou que a prevalência de sibilância foi alta entre as crianças pequenas atendidas em um centro de saúde de uma região de baixa renda da cidade de Porto Alegre, sendo que os primeiros sintomas geralmente ocorreram durante os primeiros dois anos de vida. Além disso, alta frequência de uso de medicamentos e internação hospitalar demonstram o impacto da doença pulmonar obstrutiva neste grupo etário

  15. Renda e evolução da geração per capita de resíduos sólidos no Brasil Evolution of income and per capita generation of solid wastes in Brazil

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    Heliana Kátia Tavares Campos

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available A redução da geração de resíduos sólidos é a prioridade para o manejo dos resíduos sólidos no Brasil, de acordo com a Política Nacional de Resíduos Sólidos. Este texto apresenta dados sobre a evolução da geração per capita de resíduos sólidos no Brasil e em outros países desenvolvidos, bem como os esforços e as dificuldades encontradas por estes últimos para a sua redução ou estabilização. São levantadas hipóteses sobre fatores sociais, econômicos e culturais que interferem no consumo e na consequente geração de resíduos sólidos, visando contribuir com o debate sobre o tema. Em uma primeira análise sobre a evolução da geração per capita dos resíduos sólidos no Brasil verifica-se uma maior propensão ao seu crescimento em função, principalmente, da melhoria da renda da população pobre e fatores culturais como a redução do tamanho das famílias e a entrada da mulher no mercado de trabalho.Reducing solid wastes generation is a priority for solid waste management in Brazil, according to the National Policy of Solid Waste. This paper presents data on trends in per capita solid wastes generation in Brazil, and in other developed countries, as well as the efforts and difficulties to reduce or stabilize that flow. In order to contribute to the debate on the subject, some hypotheses are raised about social, economic and cultural factors that affect consumption and the consequent generation of solid wastes. In a first analysis of the evolution of the per capita generation of solid wastes in Brazil, there is a greater propensity for growth due mainly to the improvement in the income of the poor and to cultural factors, such as reduction of the family size and inclusion of women in the labor market.

  16. Investigação sobre a existência de inovações disruptivas das grandes empresas multinacionais para o mercado brasileiro de baixa renda Large multinational companies innovations to the low-income Brazilian market

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    Silvia Novaes Zilber

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi identificar se grandes empresas multinacionais no mercado brasileiro, antes focadas prioritariamente nas classes de maior poder aquisitivo, promoveram algum tipo de inovação, particularmente inovações disruptivas, a fim de atender ao emergente mercado de baixa renda, impactando a gestão da produção e/ou cadeia de suprimentos dessas multinacionais. Para isso foi utilizado o método de estudo de casos múltiplos, estudando-se as empresas Nestlé, Unilever e Johnson & Johnson. Os resultados mostraram que as multinacionais que atuam no mercado brasileiro estudadas não promoveram inovações disruptivas para atuar na base da pirâmide, pois consideraram que a faixa de classes D e E não é atrativa o suficiente para investirem no desenvolvimento de produtos para essa faixa, atendendo preferencialmente a classe C através de pequenas modificações em produtos e distribuição. Dessa forma, não foram encontradas evidências de inovações disruptivas, mas inovações sustentadoras e incrementais ligadas à adequação de produtos existentes.The objective of this study was to identify whether major multinational companies in the Brazilian market, focused primarily on higher income classes, have promoted some kind of innovation, particularly disruptive innovations, to meet the emerging low-income market, impacting the operation management and/or supply chain of these multinationals. To this end, a multiple case study method was used at Nestlé, Unilever and Johnson & Johnson. Results showed that multinational companies operating in the Brazilian market have not promoted disruptive innovations directed to the base of the pyramid, once they felt that the "D" and "E" classes are not attractive enough to justify investments in product development, directing investments preferentially to the "C" class through small changes in products and distribution. This way, no evidence of disruptive innovations was found; only

  17. Investigação sobre a existência de inovações disruptivas das grandes empresas multinacionais para o mercado brasileiro de baixa renda Large multinational companies innovations to the low-income Brazilian market

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    Silvia Novaes Zilber

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi identificar se grandes empresas multinacionais no mercado brasileiro, antes focadas prioritariamente nas classes de maior poder aquisitivo, promoveram algum tipo de inovação, particularmente inovações disruptivas, a fim de atender ao emergente mercado de baixa renda, impactando a gestão da produção e/ou cadeia de suprimentos dessas multinacionais. Para isso foi utilizado o método de estudo de casos múltiplos, estudando-se as empresas Nestlé, Unilever e Johnson & Johnson. Os resultados mostraram que as multinacionais que atuam no mercado brasileiro estudadas não promoveram inovações disruptivas para atuar na base da pirâmide, pois consideraram que a faixa de classes D e E não é atrativa o suficiente para investirem no desenvolvimento de produtos para essa faixa, atendendo preferencialmente a classe C através de pequenas modificações em produtos e distribuição. Dessa forma, não foram encontradas evidências de inovações disruptivas, mas inovações sustentadoras e incrementais ligadas à adequação de produtos existentes.The objective of this study was to identify whether major multinational companies in the Brazilian market, focused primarily on higher income classes, have promoted some kind of innovation, particularly disruptive innovations, to meet the emerging low-income market, impacting the operation management and/or supply chain of these multinationals. To this end, a multiple case study method was used at Nestlé, Unilever and Johnson & Johnson. Results showed that multinational companies operating in the Brazilian market have not promoted disruptive innovations directed to the base of the pyramid, once they felt that the "D" and "E" classes are not attractive enough to justify investments in product development, directing investments preferentially to the "C" class through small changes in products and distribution. This way, no evidence of disruptive innovations was found; only

  18. ANÁLISE COMPARATIVA DE CUSTOS DE PRODUÇÃO E RENDA NA ATIVIDADE LEITEIRA NA REGIÃO SUL GOIANO: 1997/1998 COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE DAIRY PRODUCTION COSTS AND INCOME IN SOUTHERN GOIÁS STATE 1997/1998

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    O estudo visa a analisar comparativamente o custo de produção e a renda da atividade leiteira na Mesorregião Sul Goiano, de outubro de 1997 a setembro de 1998, a partir de uma amostra intencional composta por 34 produtores, divididos em três grupos. Os elementos de análise foram: unidade animal (UA, vaca em lactação (VL, hectare de pastagem (ha e relação renda total e custo total. Os dois primeiros indicam o desempenho relativo do plantel leiteiro, enquanto o terceiro avalia o das pastagens. A relação renda total-custo total apresenta índices inferiores à unidade (0,60 a 0,93 que indicam que, em termos médios, os empresários não conseguiram obter retornos positivos líquidos para suas inversões. Os resultados e índices, calculados a partir dos valores “caixa”, revelam que todas as relações renda-custo são maiores que a unidade (1,06 a 1,31, que indica o relativo sucesso financeiro dos empresários do setor leiteiro da região Sul Goiano. Dificuldades devem ser superadas pelo setor leiteiro, tais como reduzir os custos fixos da atividade; melhorar a produtividade, o manejo do rebanho e a utilização das pastagens; reduzir as diferenças na profissionalização dos produtores; evitar a instabilidade na produção mensal de leite e nos preços recebidos pelos produtores.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Renda; custo; rentabilidade leiteira.

    This paper shows a comparative analysis of the dairy cattle production cost and income in the Southern Goiás State mesoregion using data from an intentional sample of 34 producers, from October 1997 to September l998. The main variables were the animal unit (UA, the number of milking cows (VL, hectare of pasture (ha, and total income/total cost ratio. The first two indicate the herd relative performance while the third evaluates

  19. Crenças e influências sobre dietas de emagrecimento entre obesos de baixa renda Beliefs and influences on weight loss diets among low-income obese individuals

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    Ana Paula Rodrigues Cavalcanti

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    Full Text Available A obesidade tornou-se uma epidemia carente de controle imediato, principalmente entre pobres, mulheres e pessoas de baixa escolaridade. A OMS solicita e vários estudos corroboram que estudos esclarecedores sobre os comportamentos psicológicos e sociais interferentes na aderência terapêutica aos regimes devem ser encorajados. Este estudo usou a Teoria da Ação Racional - TAR, de M. Fishbein, em Psicologia Social, e comparou duas séries de entrevistas abertas (em 2001 e 2005 que eliciaram as crenças positivas (vantagens e negativas (desvantagens sobre fazer dieta entre obesos de baixa renda de João Pessoa, Paraíba, além dos referentes (pessoas de opinião influente destes pacientes quanto a segui-la. Os resultados de 2001 foram corroborados em 2005, revelando o medo das doenças relacionadas à obesidade e a vontade de sentir mais saúde e leveza de corpo. Mães, filhos e principalmente o cônjuge aparecem como apoiadores do regime. Ressaltou-se que não bastaria força de vontade, mas também reflexão e construção de habilidades de controle, apropriação e modificação das condições de vida. Preocupações estéticas não foram prioritárias. Estas informações podem fomentar melhores resultados na aderência terapêutica.Obesity has become an epidemic that requires immediate control, mainly among the poor, particularly women and the less educated. The WHO requests and several studies confirm that support is needed for research projects examining psychological and social behavior that hampers compliance with weight loss diets. This paper uses the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA of M. Fishbein (1975 in social psychology, comparing two series of open interviews (conducted in 2001 and 2005 that disclosed positive (advantageous and negative (harmful beliefs about weight loss diets among low-income obese patients in João Pessoa, Paraíba State, as well as their guides (people of influential opinion on following their diets. The 2001

  20. Fatores associados à assistência pré-natal entre mulheres de baixa renda no Estado de São Paulo, Brasil Factors associated with pre-natal care among low income women, State of S.Paulo, Brazil

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    Maria José Duarte Osis

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    Full Text Available São apresentados resultados de pesquisa que avaliou o Programa de Assistência Integral à Saúde da Mulher (PAISM, realizada em 1988, no Estado de São Paulo, Brasil. Foram entrevistadas 3.703 mulheres de baixa renda que tinham entre 15 e 49 anos de idade, utilizando um questionário estruturado e pré-testado. Os resultados referem-se às 669 mulheres grávidas durante 1987 ou 1988 que responderam às questões sobre assistência pré-natal, parto e puerpério. Foi analisada a associação entre algumas de suas características sociodemográficas e comparecimento às consultas pré-natais, a idade gestacional em que foi feita a primeira consulta e o número total de consultas. Os resultados mostraram associação entre características sociodemográficas e comparecimento ao pré-natal. A maior percentagem de grávidas que fizeram pré-natal tinham mais que o primeiro grau de escolaridade. Foi maior a proporção de mulheres que começaram o pré-natal até o terceiro mês de gravidez entre aquelas que não tinham filho vivo (74%, que viviam com um companheiro (70%, que tinham mais que o primeiro grau de escolaridade (88% e as que moravam no interior do Estado (71%.This paper presents the results of a study carried out in 1988 in the State of S. Paulo, with the purpose of evaluating the Program for Women's Integral Health Care. A total of 3.703 low income women of 15-49 years of age were interviewed using a structured, pre-tested form. The data in this paper relate to 669 women who had been pregnant during 1987 or 1988 and who were asked about pre-natal, delivery and post-partum care. The association between some of their socio-demographic characteristics and the pre-natal care received, months pregnant at the time of first visit and total number of visits, were analysed. Results showed an association between socio-economic characteristics and pre-natal care received. The greatest percentage of pregnant women who had had pre-natal care was

  1. A historical analysis of the evolution of the program efficiency 'Low income households consumers of electrical energy' in the interior of Sao Paulo state; Uma analise historica da evolucao da eficiencia do programa 'Consumidor de baixa renda de energia eletrica' no interior do estado de Sao Paulo

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    Dias, Jose Antonio Siqueira [Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), SP (Brazil). Fac. de Engenharia Eletrica e de Computacao. Dept. de Eletronica e Microeletronica], e-mail: siqueira@demic.fee.unicamp.br; Tavares, Mauricio Lopes [Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ/USP), Piracicaba, SP (Brazil). Dept. de Economia, Administracao e Sociologia], e-mail: mautavar@uol.com.br

    2004-07-01

    An analysis of the criteria used to select the beneficiaries of the federally-funded social program 'Consumidor de baixa renda de energia eletrica (Low Income Households Consumers of Electrical Energy)' in the State of Sao Paulo is presented. The study is based on statistical data obtained from the database of Companhia Paulista de Forca e Luz - CPFL, one of the most important electrical energy distributor in the mentioned region. The concept of 'low income household' is also discussed, based on studies presented by IBGE - Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica and by FIPE - Fundacao Instituto de Pesquisas Economicas, comparing the expected number of low income households with the actual number of consumers who receive the subsidy. (author)

  2. Cause-specific mortality and income inequality in São Paulo, Brazil Mortalidad según causas básicas y desigualdad de renta en el Municipio de Sao Paulo, Brasil Mortalidade segundo causas básicas e desigualdade de renda no Município de São Paulo

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    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To analyze cause-specific mortality rates according to the relative income hypothesis. METHODS: All 96 administrative areas of the city of São Paulo, southeastern Brazil, were divided into two groups based on the Gini coefficient of income inequality: high (>0.25 and low (OBJETIVO: Analizar causas básicas de óbito según la teoría de renta relativa. MÉTODOS: Los 96 distritos del Municipio de Sao Paulo, SP, Brasil fueron divididos en dos grupos según desigualdad de renta, con base en el índice de Gini (alta ? 0,25 y baja OBJETIVO: Analisar causas básicas de óbito segundo a teoria de renda relativa. MÉTODOS: Os 96 distritos do Município de São Paulo, SP, foram divididos em dois grupos segundo desigualdade de renda, com base no índice de Gini (alta > 0,25 e baixa <0,25. Foi aplicada a metodologia propensity score matching para controlar por fatores de confusão referentes às diferenças socioeconômicas e demográficas entre os distritos. RESULTADOS: A diferença entre a mortalidade de distritos desiguais e mais igualitários foi estatisticamente significativa para homicídios (8,57 por 10.000 residentes [IC95% 2,60; 14,53], doença isquêmica do coração (5,47 por 10.000 [IC95% 0,76; 10,17], aids (3,58 por 10.000 [IC95% 0,58; 6,57] e doenças respiratórias (3,56 por 10.000 [IC95% 0,18; 6,94]. As dez causas básicas mais frequentes foram responsáveis por 72,3% do total da diferença. A mortalidade infantil também foi estatisticamente maior para distritos mais desiguais (2,80 por 10.000 [IC95% 0,86; 4,74], assim como mortalidade masculina (27,37 por 10.000 [IC95% 6,19; 48,55] e feminina (15,07 por 10.000 [IC95% 3,65; 26,48]. CONCLUSÕES: Os resultados encontrados estão de acordo com o esperado pela teoria da renda relativa. A mortalidade por todas as causas básicas analisadas foi maior em distritos mais desiguais depois do uso da metodologia do propensity score matching. Estudos sobre a desigualdade de renda realizados

  3. Preditores sócio-demográficos, de estilo de vida e gineco-obstétricos das concentrações séricas ou plasmáticas de homocisteína, ácido fólico e vitaminas B12 e B6 em mulheres de baixa renda de São Paulo, Brasil

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    Almeida,Lana Carneiro; Tomita,Luciana Yuki; D'Almeida,Vânia; Cardoso,Marly Augusto

    2008-01-01

    O presente estudo investigou fatores sócio-demográficos, de estilo de vida e gineco-obstétricos associados às concentrações séricas ou plasmáticas de homocisteína, ácido fólico, vitaminas B12 e B6 em mulheres de baixa renda de São Paulo, Brasil. Concentrações séricas de ácido fólico e vitamina B12 foram analisadas por fluoroimunoensaio; concentrações plasmáticas de homocisteína e vitamina B6, por cromatografia líquida de alta performance em fase reversa. Variáveis independentes foram inicialm...

  4. Yield and gross income of arracacha in monocrop and intercropping with the Japanese bunching onion and parsley Produção e renda bruta de mandioquinha-salsa em cultivo solteiro e consorciado com cebolinha e salsa

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    Néstor Antonio Heredia Zárate

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to study the yield performance and to determine the gross income of arracacha (Arracacia xanthorrhiza Bancroft, cultivar Amarela de Carandaí, grown in monoculture as well as in intercropping with the Japanese bunching onion (Allium fistulosum L., cultivar Todo Ano (A-JBO and parsley (Petroselinum crispum (Mill., cultivar Lisa Preferida (A-P. Arracacha and the Japanese bunching onion were vegetatively propagated, while parsley was propagated by seeds. The Japanese bunching onion was first harvested 87 days after the planting (DAP, with resprouts harvested 154 and 212 DAP. Parsley was first harvested 105 days after the sowing (DAS, and, resprouts, 171, 212, and 268 DAS. Arracacha was harvested 268 DAP. At the harvest carried out 212 DAP, the Japanese bunching onion plants in monocrop significantly exceeded those in intercropping in 1.73 cm height and 0.99 t ha-1 commercial fresh mass (CFM. In parsley, the CFM yield in monocrop significantly exceeded the intercropping figures in 0.63, 0.66, and 0.72 t ha-1 at harvests carried out respectively 171, 212, and 268 DAS. Plant height and CFM of the Japanese bunching onion and parsley increased after every new harvest, except in parsley, for plant height 171 DAS and CFM 268 DAS. No significant differences were found in any of the evaluated characteristics when arracacha as single crop was compared to the A-JBO intercropping arrangement. Nevertheless, the A-P intercropping arrangement significantly reduced all characteristics in relation to the other systems, except for yield of non-commercial arracacha roots. A-JBO intercropping arrangement was viable (LER = 1.49 and therefore may be employed by farmers. A-P intercropping, on its turn, was unfeasible (LER = 0.97.Este trabalho teve como objetivo estudar o desempenho produtivo e determinar a renda bruta obtida a partir do cultivo da mandioquinha-salsa (Arracacia xanthorrhiza Bancroft, cultivar Amarela de Carandaí, em

  5. Karakteristik Fisiko-Kimiawi (Morfologi, Higroskopisitas, pH dan Toksisitas Panel Bangunan yang Dihasilkan dari Komposit Limbah Abu Terbang Batu Bara (Fly Ash, Daun-Ampas Tebu, Jerami-Sekam Padi dan Ijuk (Palm Fiber

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    Yulianto P. Prihatmaji

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    Full Text Available Telah dilakukan penelitian tentang karakteristik fisiko-kimiawi (morfologi, higroskopisitas, ph dan toksisitas panel bangunan yang dihasilkan dari komposit limbah abu terbang batu bara (fly ash, daunampas tebu, jerami-sekam padi dan ijuk (palm fiber. Berdasarkah hasil uji dan analisis fisiko-kimiawi kaitannya dengan morfologi secara makroskopis menunjukkan bahwa komposit panel bangunan dari berbagai macam jenis bahan baku tersebut tampak menyatu secara solid dengan ikatan kimia antar bahan yang terlibat. Bahan organik yang berupa limbah ampas-daun tebu, jerami-sekam padi, dan ijuk tampak menyatu padu dengan komponen anorganiknya berupa fly ash dan semen. Kaitannya dengan higroskopisitasnya, produk panel bangunan yang dihasilkan tampaknya tidak terpengaruh oleh iklim dan kelembaban di dalam maupun di luar ruang karena kadar air panel bangunan yang diuji pada hari ke-30 dan hari ke-60 relatif stabil yakni 19,65% yang berarti normal. Kaitannya dengan tingkat keasaman (pH, panel bangunan yang dihasilkan menunjukkan kondisi yang aman/tidak menyebabkan iritasi karena pH: 7-8 yang berarti tidak mengiritasi/aman. Adapun hasil uji dan analisis toksisitas fly ash dilakukan menggunakan indikator biologis; mencit menunjukkan harga LD50: 32,915 mg/kg (bb yang berarti relatif tidak berbahaya. Kutu air menunjukkan harga LC50: 75,515 ppm (7,552% yang berarti hampir tidak toksik dan ikan mas menunjukkan harga LC50: 121,943 ppm (12,194% yang berarti tidak toksik. Oleh sebab itu produk panel bangunan yang dihasilkan dapat dipastikan aman dikonsumsi.

  6. EFEK PENGGUNAAN ABU GOSOK DAN SERBUK BATA MERAH PADA PEMBUATAN TELUR ASIN TERHADAP KANDUNGAN MIKROBA DALAM TELUR (THE EFFECT OF USING THE ASH AND THE RED BRICK POWDER IN MAKING OF THE SALTED EGGS TO THE MICROBIAL CONTENT OF THE EGGS

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    Heru Yuniati

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Background: Salting is a way of preserving eggs with the dough / salt solution to boiling and boil for some time. As mixing the dough salt to soak the eggs, rub ash is commonly used in comparison with red brick powder. Purpose: determine the ability of red brick powder media in inhibiting bacteria than rub ash. Material and Method: Ten salted egg is made using a mixture of ash, salt and water in the ratio 4:2:2 ml, While ten more salted egg is made using a mixture of red brick powder, salt, and water in the ratio 4:2:2. Once the dough is well blended, each egg wrapped in dough evenly with a thickness of ± 2 mm. Then the eggs are stored in a plastic bucket in the open space. Microbial testing performed on total bacteria, and yeasts, as well as testing done to contain coliform, E. coli and Salmonella / Shigella on days 0, 5, 10, 15, and 20. Results: The total bacteria and yeasts in the two salted egg products decreased during salting, except on days -20, where an increase in total bacteria on salted egg with rub ash medium, but not on salted eggs with red brick powder medium. At the end of salting, the total number of bacteria of salted eggs for 4 x 102 and 0.9 x 102 colonies / gram, and total yeast and 0.45 x 102 8.7 x 102 colonies / gram. Conclusion: Salted eggs are made ​​using rub ash and red brick powder did not contain coliform bacteria, E. coli and Salmonella / Shigella, while the total number of bacteria and yeasts in the egg there is a difference. Keywords: Egg sauce, rub ash, red brick dust, microbes     ABSTRAK Latar Belakang: Pengasinan adalah cara mengawetkan telur dengan adonan garam dan merebusnya sampai mendidih selama beberapa waktu. Sebagai pencampur dalam adonan garam digunakan abu gosok dibandingkan dengan serbuk bata merah. Tujuan: mengetahui kemampuan media serbuk bata merah dalam menghambat bakteri dibandingkan dengan abu gosok. Bahan dan Cara: Sepuluh butir telur asin dibuat menggunakan campuran abu gosok

  7. Mineral chemistry and geochemistry of the Late Neoproterozoic Gabal Abu Diab granitoids, Central Eastern Dessert, Egypt: Implications for the origin of rare metal post-orogenic A-type granites

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    Sami, Mabrouk; Ntaflos, Theodoros; Farahat, Esam S.; Ahmed, Awaad F.; Mohamed, Haroun A.

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    The Neoproterozoic Gabal Abu Diab pluton is a part of the Arabian Nubian shield (ANS) continental crust and located in the Central Eastern Desert (CED) of Egypt. It constitutes multiphase granitic pluton intruded into granodiorite and metagabbro-diorite rocks with sharp and nonreactive contacts. Based on field observations, colors, structural variations and petrographic investigations, this granitic outcrop consists of an inner core of two-mica granite (TMG) followed outward by garnet bearing muscovite granite (GBMG) and albite granite (AG). Petrographical study indicated that medium to coarse-grained TMG is dominated by K-feldspar (Or88-98), quartz, plagioclase (albite, An0-7), muscovite and biotite with hypidiomorphic texture. With exception the appearance of garnet and the disappearance of biotite the GBMG resembles the TGM, while AG is leucocratic without any mafic mineral. The main accessories are zircon, Nb and Ta-bearing rutile, columbite, ilmenorutile, ilmenite, magnetite and apatite. This mineralogical similarity and the existence of columbite group minerals (CGM) in all granitoids, indicates a cogenetic relationship. Microprobe analyses reveal that, besides the CGM, rutile and ilmenite are the main repository phases for Nb-Ta-Ti. Columbite-(Mn) exists as individual subhedral crystals (up to 100μm in size) or intimate intergrowth with Nb-bearing rutile and/or ilmenite. The CGM are represented mostly by columbite-(Mn) with Ta/(Ta+Nb) and Mn/(Mn+Fe) ratio ranging from 0.02-0.08 and 0.4-0.9, respectively suggesting extreme degree of magmatic fractionation. Rutile contains significant amounts of Ta (up to 4 wt.% Ta2O5) and Nb (up to 22 wt.% Nb2O5). Biotites are phlogopite-annite in composition (Ann47-60Phlog40-53,on average) and are enriched with AlIV that characterize peraluminous granites. Garnets contain 60-69 mol.% spessartine and 28-36 mol.% almandine where, the ratio of spessartine and almandine together exceeds 95 mole percent, similar to garnet occur

  8. A esterilização de mulheres de baixa renda em região metropolitana do sudeste do Brasil e fatores ligados à sua prevalência Female sterilization among low income women in a metropolitan region of southeastern Brazil and factors related to its prevalence

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    Elisabeth Meloni Vieira

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    Full Text Available Estudo realizado na região metropolitana de São Paulo, Brasil, entre março e julho de 1992, entre 3.149 mulheres de baixa renda com idade entre 15 e 49 anos, mostrou que 21,8% estavam esterilizadas. Entre as mulheres unidas, 29,2% estavam esterilizadas e 34,4% usavam a pílula. Quatrocentos e sete mulheres esterilizadas abaixo dos 40 anos, que haviam se submetido à cirurgia há pelo menos um ano antes da data da entrevista, foram perguntadas sobre sua história reprodutiva, uso prévio de métodos anticoncepcionais, o processo de decisão para esterilizar-se, o acesso à esterilização e à adaptação após o procedimento. Os resultados mostraram que mesmo para as mulheres de baixa renda o acesso à esterilização é regulado pelo pagamento ao médico. A baixa qualidade e cobertura das atividades de planejamento familiar do Programa de Assistência Integral à Saúde da Mulher, assim como a ausência de regulamentação, está provavelmente contribuindo para a escolha da esterilização feminina por mulheres jovens. A forma que a esterilização tem sido realizada fere preceitos éticos. O estudo mostra que a irreversibilidade do procedimento não foi adequadamente entendida por quase 40% das mulheres esterilizadas. Discute-se a aceitabilidade da esterilização como resultado de uma estratégia social complexa com o envolvimento de vários setores da sociedade brasileira aliada à necessidade de regulação da fertilidade das mulheres. A necessidade de regular e controlar o procedimento também é discutida. A regulamentação criaria condições mais justas de acesso à esterilização para as mulheres de baixa renda e poderia salvaguardar aspectos éticos na sua escolha.A survey carried out in the metropolitan region of S. Paulo between March and July, 1992, shows that of 3,149 low income women aged from 15 to 49, 21.8% had been sterilized. Of those women living in marital union 29.2% had been sterilized and 34.4% were on the pill

  9. Abu Sada Caroline, ONG palestiniennes et construction étatique. L'expérience de Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees (PARC dans les Territoires occupés palestiniens, 1983-2005, Institut Français du Proche-Orient, Beyrouth, 2007, 252 p.

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    Vincent Romani

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available For more than one reason, Caroline Abu Sada's book is seminal. First of all, her work studies the re-shaping of polity inside the Palestinian society since the second Intifada. Based on the authors' PhD dissertation, this book contributes to the limited works on political sociology addressing post-Oslo Palestine (after 2000. This book is also promising in terms of methodology, claiming to conduct a ''bottom-up'' approach looking at a society still over-analyzed in terms of polemology, elites...

  10. Família, pobreza e acesso a programas de transferência de renda nas regiões metropolitanas brasileiras Familia, pobreza y acceso a programas de transferencia de renta en las regiones metropolitanas brasileñas Family, poverty and access to income transfer programs in the metropolitan regions of

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    Lilia Montali

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do artigo é evidenciar nas regiões metropolitanas brasileiras os arranjos familiares mais vulneráveis ao empobrecimento e investigar o acesso destes aos programas de transferência de renda, bem como alguns efeitos desses programas sobre a renda das famílias. Os arranjos domiciliares mais vulneráveis ao empobrecimento são assim identificados por possuírem os mais baixos rendimentos familiares per capita e concentração nos decis inferiores de renda. Apresentam estruturação e composições distintas, bem como vivenciam diferentes momentos do ciclo de vida familiar, mas são os mais fragilizados diante da mudança no padrão de emprego por apresentarem composição familiar desfavorável para a inserção de seus componentes no mercado de trabalho. Nas regiões metropolitanas brasileiras, o empobrecimento dos domicílios ocorrido nos anos 90 e início dos 2000 reflete a queda dos rendimentos do trabalho decorrente da precarização do mercado sob a reestruturação produtiva e o baixo crescimento econômico até 2004. Até 2006, sob a recuperação econômica, tais rendimentos não retornaram aos níveis da metade dos anos 90. Entre as políticas de combate à pobreza emergem aquelas de transferência de renda, que, no início dos anos 2000, apresentavam abrangência incipiente. Intensificam-se no decorrer da década, possibilitando aumento do acesso dos domicílios com rendimentos mais baixos. Na análise comparativa entre os dados da PNAD 2004 e 2006, procura-se identificar o acesso aos programas de transferência de renda pelos domicílios caracterizados por diferentes tipos de arranjos familiares, considerando sua estruturação e momento do ciclo de vida familiar. Um dos impactos a serem investigados dentre estes é a redução dos domicílios sem rendimento. Investigase também a diminuição da desigualdade de renda entre os arranjos familiares mais vulneráveis e os demais tipos, mesmo que ainda permaneçam as diferen

  11. Psicologia e nutrição: predizendo a intenção comportamental de aderir a dietas de redução de peso entre obesos de baixa renda Psychology and nutrition: predicting behavioral intention to follow weight reduction diets among low-income obese patients

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    Ana Paula Rodrigues Cavalcanti

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo foi realizado entre 189 obesos de baixa renda atendidos por nutricionistas na rede pública de saúde de João Pessoa, Paraíba. Levantou as crenças positivas e negativas e os referentes mais expressivos sobre estes pacientes quanto ao comportamento de seguir uma dieta médica para redução de peso. Um instrumento de medida da intenção comportamental de efetivamente seguir tais dietas foi construído, o que permitiu verificar a ênfase do aspecto normativo geral e atitudinal nos obesos com renda de até um salário-mínimo sobre sua intenção comportamental. Isto pode indicar dois pontos eficazes a serem explorados em comunicações dirigidas a esta classe social em campanhas de saúde para redução de peso. Esta medição torna-se útil para ações preventivas de saúde; a obesidade é considerada uma epidemia mundial carente de controle imediato, aumentando em incidência principalmente nas classes mais baixas dos países em desenvolvimento.The present study was accomplished with 189 low income obese attended by public health nutritionists of João Pessoa, Paraíba. We found out positive and negative beliefs plus the most expressive referees on these patients about the behavior of following a medical diet to reduce weight. This permitted to build a behavioral intention measurement instrument to check those who might really follow these diets. It was verified the emphasis on general normative and attitudinal aspects over obese who had up to one minimum-wage income. This may indicate two efficacious points to be explored on targeted communications to this social class during weight loss public health campaigns. This measurement can be turned into preventive health actions; obesity is considered worldwide as epidemics, in need of immediate control, growing in incidence mainly among lower ranks of the population of developing countries.

  12. Anemia e renda per capita familiar de crianças freqüentadoras da creche do Centro Educacional Unificado Cidade Dutra, no Município de São Paulo Anemia and per capita income in children enrolled in a childhood education center in São Paulo, Brazil

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    Teresinha Stumpf Souto

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a freqüência de anemia de acordo com a renda familiar per capita de crianças matriculadas no Centro de Educação Infantil (CEI do Centro Educacional Unificado (CEU Cidade Dutra, no Município de São Paulo, São Paulo, em 2004. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal, com 190 crianças de 11 a 57 meses de idade distribuídas em duas faixas de renda familiar per capita ( 1 salário mínimo. Foram consideradas anêmicas as crianças com taxa de hemoglobina OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the frequency of anemia according to family per capita income in children enrolled in a day care center in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2004. METHODS: This cross-sectional study enrolled 190 children aged 11 to 57 months divided into two groups of per capita income ( 1 minimum wage. Hemoglobin level was evaluated in capillary blood (finger-stick test using a Hemocue® portable photometer. Anemia was considered when hemoglobin level was below 11g/dL. The results were analyzed using chi-square and Kruskal-Wallis tests. RESULTS: Anemia was found in 31.6% of the investigated children, with a higher proportion in younger children. The frequency of anemia was, respectively, 72.7%, 41.2%, 19.7% and 15.4% in children aged 11-23 months age, 24-35 months, 36-47 months, and 48-57 months. Among children of families with low per capita income, the frequency of anemia was 36.7%. In families earning more than one minimum wage per capita per month, there were 22.9% of children with anemia. CONCLUSIONS: At the day care center, the frequency of anemia was higher among children aged 11-23 months, especially when the family per capita income was less than one minimum wage per month.

  13. Beyond the income inequality hypothesis and human health: a worldwide exploration Más allá de la hipótesis de desigualdad en el ingreso e influenciar la salud humana: una exploración mundial Além da hipótese de desigualdade de renda e influência na saúde humana: uma exploração global

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    Alvaro J Idrovo

    2010-08-01

    , el capital social (medido por el Índice de Percepción de Corrupción o la confianza generalizada y el régimen político (medido por el Indice de Libertad, las variables independientes. El Indice de Percepción de Corrupción (un indicador indirecto del capital social fue usado para incluir más países en desarrollo en el análisis. Fueron calculados los coeficientes de correlación de Spearman entre el índice de Gini con las demás variables independientes. El análisis de trayectoria fue realizado para evaluar el efecto de la desigualdad de renta, de los proxys de capital social y del régimen político en la esperanza de vida. RESULTADOS: Los coeficientes de trayectoria sugieren que la desigualdad en la renta tiene un mayor impacto directo sobre la esperanza de vida al nacer que a través del capital social. El régimen político actúa sobre la esperanza de vida al nacer a través de la desigualdad en el ingreso. CONCLUSIONES: La desigualdad en la renta y el capital social tienen efectos directos sobre la esperanza de vida al nacer. El modelo de régimen de "clase/bienestar" puede ser útil para entender las desigualdades sociales y de salud entre países, mientras que la "hipótesis de desigualdad en la renta" es solo una aproximación parcial útil para analizar diferencias dentro de cada país.OBJETIVO: Analisar se a relação entre a desigualdade de renda e a saúde humana é mediada pelo capital social, assim como a influência do regime político na distribuição de renda nos países. MÉTODOS: Estudo ecológico de trajetórias utilizando dados transversais de 110 países. A variável de desfecho foi a esperança de vida ao nascer; as variáveis independentes foram: desigualdade de renda (medida pelo índice de Gini, capital social (medido pelo índice de percepção de corrupção ou confiança generalizada e regime político (medido pelo Índice de Liberdade. O Índice de Percepção de Corrupção (um indicador indireto do capital social foi usado

  14. Prevalência de depressão e fatores associados em comunidade de baixa renda de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul Prevalence of depression and associated factors in a low income community of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul

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    Ricardo Vivian da Cunha

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estimar a prevalência e os fatores demográficos e socioeconômicos associados à depressão em adultos e idosos em uma comunidade de baixa renda de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal realizado com adultos com >20 anos de idade residentes nos distritos sanitários da Restinga e Extremo Sul, na cidade de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, de julho a dezembro de 2009. A variável dependente do estudo foi a depressão, avaliada pela Escala de Depressão Pós-Natal de Edimburgo. As variáveis independentes foram sexo, idade, situação conjugal atual, escolaridade e nível econômico. Empregou-se teste qui-quadrado de Pearson na análise bruta e regressão de Poisson com variância robusta na análise ajustada. RESULTADOS: Dentre os entrevistados, a prevalência de depressão encontrada foi de 16,1% (IC95%: 14,9%; 17,4%. Após análise ajustada, observou-se que a depressão esteve associada ao sexo feminino (RP = 2,38. Além disso, observou-se tendência de maiores ocorrência de depressão conforme o aumento da faixa etária e diminuição dos níveis de escolaridade e renda. CONCLUSÕES: Os valores de depressão encontrados foram semelhantes a outros estudos populacionais. Atenção específica deve ser destinada a mulheres e indivíduos de baixa escolaridade, que apresentaram maiores ocorrências de depressão.OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence and demographic and socioeconomic factors associated with depression in adults and in the elderly in a low income community of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of adults with > 20 years of age living in the Health Districts of Restinga/Extremo Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, between July and December 2009. The dependent variable was depression measured by the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. Independent variables were sex, age, current marital status, educational level and economic level. The Chi-square test was used for the

  15. Influência do cálculo de depreciação no imposto de renda e no fluxo de caixa de uma atividade de transporte florestal Influence of methods for calculating depreciation on the income tax and cash flow of a forest transportion activity

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    Luis Carlos de Freitas

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho buscou ilustrar um cenário de alternativas na cobrança de impostos, baseado em diferentes métodos de depreciação. A referência foi a atividade de transporte florestal, sendo o estudo desenvolvido para o caminhão bitrem. O fluxo de caixa foi calculado antes e depois dos impostos, sendo estes determinados com base num porcentual incidido sobre a renda tributável, que variou em função das metodologias utilizadas no cálculo da depreciação. Após a elaboração do fluxo de caixa pós-impostos, realizou-se um estudo econômico utilizando o Valor Presente Líquido (VPL. O impacto do imposto de renda ocasionou retrações na VPL de 53,36%, 52,22%, 50,54%, 48,07% e 47,72% quando se consideraram, respectivamente, os seguintes métodos de depreciação: soma inversa dos dígitos, fundo de renovação, linear, exponencial e soma dos dígitos. A metodologia mais compatível para o bitrem foi a mesma que apresentou maior VPL (soma dos dígitos, indicando que o método adotado pelo governo pode acarretar sobrecarga tributária. Isso reflete a necessidade de se estabelecerem critérios mais justos na cobrança de impostos, através da adoção de metodologias mais adequadas às realidades dos equipamentos.This work sought to illustrate a scenario of alternatives to taxation, based on different methods of depreciation. The parameter was the forest transportation activity, being the study developed for the Bitrem truck. Cash flow was calculated before and after taxation, which values were determined on the basis of a percentage on the taxable income, varying according to the methodologies used for calculating depreciation. After drawing up the post-taxation cash flow, an economic study was carried out using Net Present Value (NPV. The impact of the income tax caused a reduction in NPV of 53.36%, 52.22%, 50.54%, 48.07% and 47.72% respectively when considering the following methods of depreciation: inverse sum of the digits ; sinking fund

  16. Adolescent maternity in a low income community: experiences revealed by oral history Maternidad en la adolescencia en una comunidad de bajos ingresos: experiencias a través de historia oral Maternidade na adolescência em uma comunidade de baixa renda: experiências reveladas pela história oral

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    Luiza Akiko Komura Hoga

    2008-04-01

    fatores associados a cada família, cultura e sociedade. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi descrever as experiências da trajetória da maternidade na adolescência. O método da história oral foi desenvolvido e coletado as narrativas de 21 adolescentes mães moradoras em uma comunidade de baixa renda localizada na Cidade de São Paulo, Brasil. As seguintes categorias descritivas emergiram das narrativas: Gravidez: um evento da fase inicial do relacionamento; Conhecimento e acesso insuficientes aos contraceptivos, a inferioridade de gênero e o desejo de Deus: os modos de visualizar a gravidez; Fugir dos problemas familiares e definir o curso da vida: os significados pessoais atribuídos à gravidez; Mais ganhos que perdas: o balanço da maternidade na adolescência. A maternidade na adolescência no contexto da baixa renda envolve fatores muito complexos e requer um cuidado integral e integrado, centrado na pessoa e na família.

  17. A vivência de alunos de graduação em enfermagem na assistência à saúde da mulher em uma comunidade de baixa renda: uma abordagem fenomenológica The background got on assistance to woman health in a low income community by undergraduate students of nursing: A phenomenological approach

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    Miriam Aparecida Barbosa Merighi

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    Full Text Available Neste estudo nossa trajetória dirigiu-se para a compreensão da experiência vivida pelos alunos do Curso de Graduação em Enfermagem, da EEUSP, na assistência à mulher em uma comunidade de baixa renda da cidade de São Paulo. Obtivemos descrições dos alunos e os dados foram analisados seguindo os passos da fenomenologia. Identificamos cinco temas: experiência gratificante, estimulante e valiosa; experiência de vida, de crescimento pessoal e de quebra de preconceito; atividade que permite conhecer o outro lado da assistência; atividade prática que possibilita sedimentação do conhecimento adquirido teoricamente; experiência importante e necessária. A experiência vivenciada pelos alunos mostrou-se satisfatória favorecendo o processo de ensino-aprendizagem.Our trajectory in this study has addressed to the comprehension of experience which undergraduate students in the Nursing School of USP. This work has been developed in a low incomme community of São Paulo city. We've got descriptions of the students and the data were discussed following the steps of phenomenological assay. We've identified five themes: rewarding experience, stimulant and necessary; experience of life, personal growth and disrupting with prejudice; activity which permits to know the other side of assistance; important and valuable experience; practice activity which makes possible the acquired know edge sedimentation theoretically. The graduation students experience was satisfactory and it was favorable to the teaching-learning process.

  18. Profit, rent, patrimony, and risk on the large landed estates in southern Portugal toward the end of the nineteenth century Lucro, renda, património e risco nos grandes domínios fundiários do sul de Portugal nos finais do século xix

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    Ana Novais

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    Full Text Available This study focuses on the economic rationality of large landed estates in the Iberian Peninsula. It assumes these estates submit to a rational land use, that is sensitive to economic change. Its goal is to discuss the main criteria for economic management of landed estates in Southern Portugal during the last decades of the nineteenth century: namely profit, risk, rent, and patrimony. A multiple-criteria programming model, farming economic accounts, and compared analysis are used in developing a case study. The article concludes for a patrimonial logic within which a policy for compromise between income and risk was followed.Este estudo discute a racionalidade económica dos grandes domínios fundiários da Península Ibérica. Assume-se que a exploração agrícola destas terras se baseia em critérios de racionalidade económica, sensíveis às transformações económicas. Pretende identificar os principais critérios presentes na gestão dos grandes domínios fundiários do Sul de Portugal, nos últimos decénios do século xix: lucro, renda, risco e património. A discussão parte do estudo da Casa de Ficalho, e apoia-se num modelo de programação multi-critério, na contabilidade dos domínios, e numa análise comparativa. Conclui-se que esta racionalidade se alicerça num compromisso entre a maximização do rendimento e a minimização do risco económico, dentro de uma lógica patrimonial.

  19. Perfil sociodemográfico e estado de saúde auto-referido entre idosas de uma localidade de baixa renda Perfil sociodemográfico y estado de salud auto-referido entre ancianas de una comunidad de escasos recursos Socio-demographic profile and self-reported health status of elderly women in a low-income community

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    Ana Inês Sousa

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Os objetivos foram elaborar diagnóstico sociodemográfico e identificar a auto-percepção quanto ao estado de saúde de mulheres idosas de uma localidade de baixa renda do município do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Trata-se de estudo descritivo, de corte seccional, desenvolvido em três momentos: grupos focais exploratórios; Censo da População Idosa e inquérito domiciliar com as idosas identificadas no Censo. Os sujeitos foram 369 idosas, correspondendo a 83,5% da população elegível. As mulheres corresponderam a 62,8% do total de idosos da comunidade, apresentando uma condição social nada favorável (49,3% são analfabetas, 44,7% estão viúvas, 62,3% tem renda mensal de até um salário mínimo e 22,0% declararam não ter renda. Apesar de 62,0% afirmarem que têm uma boa saúde, 80,5% referiram apresentar algum problema de saúde. Pela sua própria condição (idosa, mulher e pobre, o grupo já se encontra potencialmente numa situação de risco e de desvantagem social em relação a outros grupos.El objetivo fue elaborar un perfil sociodemográfico e identificar la auto-percepción en relación al estado de salud de mujeres ancianas que viven en una comunidad de escasos recursos de un municipio de Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Se trata de un estudo de tipo descriptivo, de corte seccional, desarrollado en tres momentos: grupos focales exploratórios; Censo de la población anciana y encuestas en los domicilios con las ancianas identificadas en el Censo. Los sujetos del estudio fueron 369 ancianas, lo que corresponde a 83,5% de la población elegible . Las mujeres correspondieron a 62,8% del total de ancianos de la comunidad y presentan una condición social nada favorable (49,3% son analfabetas, 44,7% son viudas, 62,3% tienen una renta mensual de hasta un salario mínimo y 22,0% declararon no tener ningún ingreso . A pesar de que 62,0% de las ancianas aseguren contar con una buena salud, 80,5% afirmaron que tienen algún problema de salud. Por

  20. Investigation of Intelligence Activities At Abu Ghraib

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    physical assault, such as delivering head blows rendering detainees unconscious, to sexual posing and forced participation in group masturbation . At the...and shall in no circumstances include regulation imposing on internees any physical exertion dangerous to their health or involving physical or moral...disciplinary measures NOT: -Be inhumane, brutal, or dangerous to health -Include imprisonment in a place without daylight The authorized disciplinary

  1. Strategic Decision to Utilize Abu Ghraib

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    manuscript is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Master of Strategic Studies Degree. The views expressed in this student academic...submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Master of Strategic Studies Degree. The U.S. Army War College is accredited by the Commission...operations. Endnotes 1 Catharine MacKinnon, ― Feminism Unmodified: Discourses on Life and Law,‖ 1987, http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes

  2. Abu al-Layth al-Libi

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    success. As an Arab participant acknowledged very early on, “the situation was really harsh. All the brothers were tired,” as they lacked food and... glorious battles that occurred during the early Islamic period.133 He stressed the importance of the battlefield as the path to achieve honor and dignity...diaspora in Waziristan. In the words of Walid Othmani, a French jihadi trained by al-Qa`ida in Waziristan in 2008, “[Al-Libi] was someone well-known and

  3. Da negociação às estratégias: relações conjugais e de gênero no discurso de mulheres de baixa renda em São Paulo From negotiation to strategie: marital relationships and gender in São Paulo low - income women discourse

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    Raquel Souzas

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho resulta de amplo estudo monográfico acerca de questões relativas a saúde reprodutiva de mulheres de baixa renda em São Paulo. Partimos do pressuposto de que pautas de negociação entre os casais podem ser desveladas por meio do discurso de mulheres e, a partir destes, reconstituídas as relações conjugais em termos de questões como as negociações ou a sua impossibilidade, conflitos e violência de gênero, relevantes para as saúde reprodutiva e sexual das mulheres. No referido estudo realizamos uma pesquisa de campo do tipo qualitativa, com 16 mulheres, utilizando a técnica de história oral do tipo temática. No presente artigo, centramos a análise nas concepções sobre casamento e intimidade, procurando articular, na discussão, as concepções de poder, sexualidade e gênero. Buscamos, igualmente, os sentidos que adquirem as relações conjugais, as infidelidade e fidelidade, a união e a liberdade. Destacamos dos discursos permanências e mudanças que desvelam o processo de "adaptação" e "modernização" do grupo, num contexto em que se constroem relações sociais e políticas mais modernizadas, características de um novo tempo social.This paper results from a wide monographic study on issues related to reproductive health of low-income women in the city of São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil. It is based on the assumption that negotiation guidelines between couples can be disclosed through their discourse and that from these the marital relationships in terms of possibility or impossibility of negotiation, gender, conflicts and violence. Such issues are highly relevant for women's reproductive and sexual life. A qualitative field survey using the oral-thematic history technique was carried out with 16 women. The analysis is focused on the concepts of marriage and intimacy. The concept of power, sexuality and gender were articulated in the discussion. What meanings the concepts of marital

  4. Afecções oculares prevalentes em crianças de baixa renda atendidas em um serviço oftalmológico na cidade do Recife - PE, Brasil Prevalence of ocular disorders in poor children attending an ophthalmologic clinic in Recife - PE, Brazil

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    Raquel Costa Albuquerque

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Descrever os distúrbios visuais diagnosticados em um grupo de crianças carentes, assistidas no serviço oftalmológico do Instituto Materno-Infantil de Pernambuco (IMIP. MÉTODOS: Estudo descritivo, realizado com uma amostra representativa (n=388, selecionada de forma aleatória da clientela de baixa renda na faixa etária de 0 a 15 anos, atendida no período de fevereiro a outubro de 2001 no IMIP. Os diagnósticos, estabelecidos pelos médicos oftalmologistas do serviço, foram classificados de acordo com o CID-10. RESULTADOS: Os distúrbios visuais mais detectados (63,9%, foram os transtornos dos músculos oculares, do movimento binocular, da acomodação e da refração, sendo o estrabismo e a hipermetropia os mais comuns. Seguiram-se os transtornos da conjuntiva e da pálpebra (20,0%, da coróide e da retina (5,1% e do cristalino (3,9. Transtornos da esclerótica e do humor vítreo, glaucoma congênito, cegueira e outros distúrbios foram observados em menor freqüência. CONCLUSÕES: Os distúrbios visuais são comuns nas crianças carentes, sendo os erros de refração e o estrabismo os mais observados na casuística estudada, o que justifica programas de triagem na população infantil.PURPOSE: To describe the commonest visual disorders in a group of poor children attending the Ophthalmology Clinic at the "Instituto Materno-Infantil de Pernambuco (IMIP". METHODS: Descritive study. A randomly selected sample (n=388 of children under the age of 15, from low-income families, seen at IMIP between February and October 2001. Eye disorders were classifical according to the ICD-10 by ophthalmologists in the clinic. RESULTS: Visual problems related to eye muscular disorders (binocular movement, accommodation, refraction were detected in most cases (63.9% and hyperopia and strabismus were the commonest. Disorders of the conjunctiva and eyelid were found in 20% of the cases, followed by choroid and retina (5.1% and the lens (3

  5. Economia popular solidária: alternativa de geração de trabalho e renda e desafio aos profissionais do Serviço Social = Popular solidarity economy: alternative for geration of income and work and a challenge for Social Work professionals

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    Nascimento, Aline Fátima do

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available O processo de reestruturação produtiva tem produzido mudanças na sociedade contemporânea, em decorrência das transformações ocorridas nos processos e relações de trabalho. A reestruturação produtiva no Brasil trouxe como principais características a redução da demanda por mão-de-obra, ao mesmo tempo em que exigiu maior qualificação e intensificou a exploração sobre a força de trabalho, ampliando as manifestações da questão social, objeto de trabalho do assistente social. Para atender às demandas não supridas pelo sistema capitalista, desenvolvem-se pelo mundo inteiro, experiências que procuram romper com a lógica capitalista, dando lugar a outras formas de produção e organização do trabalho. Os empreendimentos de Economia Popular Solidária desenvolvem-se neste contexto de transformações, como formas alternativas de geração de trabalho e renda protagonizados pelos indivíduos excluídos do mercado formal de trabalho. Juntamente com as necessidades básicas de sobrevivência, os valores da solidariedade, da ajuda mútua e da cooperação estão presentes e, fazem parte das relações sociais entre estes indivíduos, norteando suas ações. Estes empreendimentos têm possibilitado a garantia da subsistência e sobrevivência das classes populares que, em sua maioria, se encontram em situação de vulnerabilidade social. Além disso, configuram-se como um campo de trabalho promissor e privilegiado aos assistentes sociais comprometidos com os interesses e necessidades das classes populares

  6. Desenvolvimento de correlação para estimativa da taxa de geração per capita de resíduos sólidos urbanos no estado de São Paulo: influências da população, renda per capita e consumo de energia elétrica

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    Reinaldo Pisani Junior

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    Full Text Available RESUMO A previsão da geração dos resíduos sólidos urbanos (RSU é fundamental para escolha e dimensionamento das operações e dos processos envolvidos na cadeia de gerenciamento em âmbito municipal. O desafio da sustentabilidade financeira desse gerenciamento passa pela criação de indicadores que permitam a cobrança individualizada e proporcional da geração per capita de cada munícipe. Buscou-se, então, desenvolver equações para estimar a taxa de geração per capita (TGP de RSU nos municípios do estado de São Paulo. Adotou-se a premissa de que as variáveis população (P, renda per capita diária (RPC e consumo per capita diário de energia elétrica (Ce nos municípios eram intervenientes na TGP. A série de dados envolveu 238 municípios que rotineiramente pesaram seus resíduos no ano-base de 2013. Diversas funções foram testadas com o intuito de ajustar as TGPs observadas às calculadas pelo método dos mínimos quadrados. A qualidade dos ajustes foi avaliada por meio da comparação dos valores previstos e observados com a reta bissetriz do primeiro quadrante, dos coeficientes de correlação de Pearson (r e de determinação (R2, das raízes quadradas dos erros médios ao quadrado (RMSEs e dos erros percentuais médios (Ep. A equação que melhor representou o conjunto de dados forneceu r de 0,49, R2 de 0,24, RMSE de 0,217 kg.hab-1.d-1 e Ep de -14,1%. Apesar de R2 relativamente baixo, foi demonstrado, pelo teste de t de Student, que a equação proposta foi capaz de representar valores médios e resultar em mesma variância com probabilidade acima de 99%, fato que permitiu considerar a equação adequada para prever as TGPs nos municípios paulistas.

  7. Frequência de sintomas no último ano de vida de idosos de baixa renda em São Paulo: estudo transversal com cuidadores informais Frequency of symptoms in the last year of life of underprivileged elders in São Paulo: a cross-sectional study with informal caregivers

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    João Paulo Consentino Solano

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    Full Text Available O crescimento da população idosa brasileira fez aumentar a prevalência de doenças crônicas e o número de pessoas sofrendo de diversos sintomas ao final da vida. Este estudo objetivou entrevistar cuidadores de idosos falecidos, investigando a presença, intensidade e duração de sintomas no último ano, e se os mesmos foram tratados. Arrolaram-se idosos por inquérito domiciliar de base populacional em setores de baixa renda do Butantã, São Paulo. Eram elegíveis os idosos falecidos durante o período de dois anos de seguimento. Oitenta e um cuidadores foram entrevistados entre três e 16 meses pós-óbito e responderam um questionário sobre onze sintomas. Os sintomas mais referidos foram dor (78%, fadiga (68%, dispnéia (60%, depressão e anorexia (58% cada. Dor, dispnéia e fadiga foram os mais intensos. Dor, fadiga e depressão duraram 6 meses ou mais. Ficaram sem tratamento 79% dos idosos com depressão, 77% daqueles com incontinência urinária e 67% daqueles com ansiedade. É necessário implementar conceitos e ações de cuidados paliativos para dar aos idosos mais dignidade e qualidade ao final da vida.The Brazilian population of elders is growing, resulting in high prevalences of chronic diseases and people facing distressing symptoms in their last years. This study aimed at interviewing family caregivers of deceased elders to investigate the presence, severity and duration of common symptoms in the last year, as well as whether the symptoms were managed or not. Elders were enrolled in a population-based study in deprived areas of Butantã, São Paulo. After a two-year follow-up, any death was eligible for the study. Eighty-one caregivers were interviewed between three and sixteen months after elder's death and answered a questionnaire on eleven symptoms. The most commonly reported symptoms were pain (78%, fatigue (68%, dyspnea (60%, depression, and anorexia (58% each. Pain, dyspnea and fatigue were the most severe. Pain

  8. ARANDU RENDA REKO: A VIDA DA ESCOLA GUARANI MBYA

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    KALNA MARETO TEAO

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: This paper intends to analyze the visions of the Guarani Mbya on the school in the indigenous village of Três Palmeiras, Espírito Santo. According to the presupposition that the understanding of the school in the village is due to the comprehension of the Mbya culture. Moreover, the school as an exogenous space to the Guarani culture creates conflicts amongtwo differents worlds: the native and the surrounding society. Those conflicts are marked by the statement of the ethnic identity of the Guarani, through their way of being or nhandereko. The visions of the school are divided according to the variations of the social groups in the indigenous society: the adults and the political leaderships, the teachers, the parents and the community.RESUMO: Este trabalho busca analisar as visões dos Guarani Mbya sobre a escola na aldeia indígena de Três Palmeiras, Espírito Santo. Partimos do pressuposto de que o entendimento da escola na aldeia deve-se a compreensão da cultura Mbya. Além disso, a escola como espaço exógeno à cultura guarani promove conflitos entre dois mundos distintos: a indígena e a da sociedade envolvente. Esses conflitos são marcados pela afirmação da identidade étnica dos Guarani, através do seu modo de ser ou nhandereko. As visões sobre a escola dividem-sebasicamente de acordo com as variações dos grupos sociais da sociedade indígena em questão: mais velhos e lideranças políticas, os pais e a comunidade e os professores.

  9. Valor, renda e "imaterialidade" no capitalismo contemporâneo

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    Sávio Machado Cavalcante

    Full Text Available O capitalismo contemporâneo é marcado pela crescente conjunção da produção tradicional de mercadorias "físicas" com a criação de bens e serviços intangíveis que são permutados pela informação, conhecimento ou apelo artístico ou cultural que possuem. Esse cenário foi possibilitado por novas tecnologias que modificam os processos de trabalho e promovem questionamentos sobre a teoria do valor desenvolvida por Marx. O objetivo deste artigo é problematizar essas questões a partir de intervenções de autores brasileiros que confluem para as seguintes conclusões: ciência e tecnologias são mobilizadas para a produção de mercadorias "sem valor", consequentemente, a apropriação capitalista assume um caráter cada vez mais rentista, e é possível analisar tal processo a partir de determinações da teoria do valor de Marx que levam à autonomização da forma capital em relação a seus conteúdos. Assim, argumenta-se que, em vez de sua obsolescência, o valor passa por uma transformação qualitativa e permanece como norma produtiva, ainda que sob uma forma "desmedida".

  10. Índices antropométricos e estado nutricional de escolares de baixa renda de um município do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (Brasil: um estudo piloto Anthropometric indices and nutritional status of low-income school-aged children of a county of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: a pilot study

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    Full Text Available Estudou-se o crescimento e o estado nutricional, por meio de índices antropométricos, de 185 crianças (97 meninos e 88 meninas em idade escolar (7,0-10,9 anos de baixa renda familiar do município de Nova Iguaçu, Estado do Rio de Janeiro (Brasil. A antropometria nutricional identificou 3,52 e 6,25% das crianças como desnutridas recentes e crônicas, respectivamente; valores que se comparam aos descritos para crianças faveladas do Município do Rio de Janeiro. Em geral, as medianas de altura das crianças ficaram abaixo do 25.º centil do padrão internacional de crescimento, sendo que a partir dos 10 anos a mediana da altura dos meninos foi inferior ao 10.º centil. As médias de peso e altura dessas crianças foram comparáveis à do nordeste urbano, superiores à da Paraíba, e inferiores às crianças de classe média de São Paulo. Os valores de 7 dobras cutâneas, do perímetro do braço, e da área de gordura do braço foram superiores nas meninas de todas as faixas etárias. A área muscular do braço foi maior nos meninos do que nas meninas de todas as faixas etárias.The growth and nutritional status of 185 school-aged children (97 boys and 88 girls of low socio-economic level in Nova Iguaçú, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, were studied. Nutritional anthropometry identified 3.52 and 6.25% of the children as suffering from wasting and stunting, respectively. These prevalences of malnutrition were comparable to those described in pre-school children living in a "favela" (shanty town of Rio de Janeiro. In general, the median height fell below the 25th centile of the international standard of growth. The value of 10 year-old boys fell below the 10th centile. The mean values of weight and height of these children were comparable to those of children from the Northeastern region of Brazil ("Nordeste", higher than those found for children in the State of Paraíba, Brazil, and lower than those for middle-class children of the State of

  11. Experiência da gravidez após os 35 anos de mulheres com baixa renda Experiencia del embarazo después de los 35 años de mujeres con ingreso bajo Experience of pregnancy beyond 35 years of age of women with low income

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    Cristina Maria Garcia de Lima Parada

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se apreender as representações sociais sobre gravidez após os 35 anos a partir de mulheres com baixa renda que vivenciaram essa experiência. A abordagem qualitativa foi empregada com base na Teoria das Representações Sociais. Foram realizadas entrevistas semiestruturadas com 25 gestantes usuárias de um serviço público de referência do interior paulista. Os dados foram sistematizados pela técnica do Discurso do Sujeito Coletivo. Verificou-se que a opção pela gravidez tardia se atrela ao desejo da mulher de consolidar suas relações em novas uniões conjugais, à estabilidade financeira e à maturidade do casal. As mulheres representam esta experiência como positiva, se houver planejamento prévio, envolvimento do companheiro e se for bem aceita pela família, após sua constatação. Sem a satisfação destas condições, as representações revestem-se de sentimentos negativos ligados a dor, sofrimento e morte. As conclusões deste estudo enfatizam a importância de os serviços públicos de saúde considerarem estes aspectos.El objetivo fue aprehender las representaciones sociales sobre el embarazo después de los 35 años de mujeres de bajo ingreso que han vivido esa experiencia. Se empleó el enfoque cualitativo y para el análisis de los datos, se utilizó el Discurso del Sujeto Colectivo. Fueron realizadas entrevistas semiestructuradas con 25 gestantes usuarias de un servicio público de referencia del interior de São Paulo. En los tres temas tratados: opción concientizada para la maternidad, conflictos y disgustos en el embarazo y la participación activa de la pareja, se puede verificar que la gestación después de los 35 años está fuertemente relacionada con el deseo de la mujer de consolidar sus relaciones en nuevas uniones conyugales, con la estabilidad financiera y con la madurez de la pareja. También, fue posible aprehender que las mujeres representan el embarazo tardío como experiencia positiva, si

  12. Vivencias de la paternidad en la adolescencia en una comunidad brasileña de baja renta Vivências da paternidade na adolescência em uma comunidade brasileira de baixa renda The experience of paternity during adolescence in a low-income Brazilian community

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    Luiza Akiko Komura Hoga

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Existen lagunas en el conocimiento relativo a la paternidad en la adolescencia. Esta investigación tuvo como objetivo explorar las vivencias de la paternidad en la adolescencia. El método de investigación fue la historia oral temática; fueron entrevistados 19 residentes de una comunidad brasileña de baja renta. Las categorías descriptivas de la experiencia fueron: a Lagunas en la educación sexual, falta de cuidado con la anticoncepción y el deseo de ser padre, contribuyeron para la ocurrencia de la paternidad en la adolescencia; b Los adolescentes fueron sorprendidos por la gravidez y aceptaron las responsabilidades paternales en la medida de sus posibilidades; c La paternidad en la adolescencia significó alcanzar la madurez rápidamente y tener la vida transformada, y, d Arrepentimiento o felicidad: resultados distintos de la paternidad en la adolescencia. Las intervenciones junto a los adolescentes deben ser realizadas de forma segura, ética y contextualizada.Existem lacunas no conhecimento relativo à paternidade na adolescência. Esta investigação teve o objetivo de explorar as vivências da paternidade na adolescência. O método de investigação foi a história oral temática e entrevistados 19 moradores de uma comunidade brasileira de baixa renda. As categorias descritivas da experiência foram: a Lacunas na educação sexual, falta de cuidado com a anticoncepção e o desejo de ser pai contribuíram para a ocorrência da paternidade na adolescência; b Os adolescentes foram surpreendidos pela gravidez e assumiram as responsabilidades paternas na medida de suas possibilidades; c A paternidade na adolescência significou amadurecimento rápido e ter a vida transformada e d Arrependimento ou felicidade: resultados distintos da paternidade na adolescência. As intervenções junto aos adolescentes devem ser realizadas de forma segura, ética e contextualizada.There are gaps in the knowledge related to paternity during

  13. Concepções de gênero entre homens e mulheres de baixa renda e escolaridade acerca da violência contra a mulher, São Paulo, Brasil Gender conceptions related to violence against women among men and women of low income and low educational level, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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    Márcia Thereza Couto

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho aborda como homens e mulheres de baixa renda e escolaridade, da cidade de São Paulo, Brasil, pensam suas relações afetivo-familiares e os diferentes contextos de violência que vivenciam. Trata-se de estudo qualitativo, utilizando grupos focais, com vistas a subsidiar estudo mais global acerca de violência contra a mulher e saúde. Foram realizados quatro grupos focais (dois com mulheres e dois com homens, na faixa etária de 25 a 35 anos, abordando as representações, livres e instigadas por ditos populares, de: homem e mulher ideais; as relações afetivo- sexuais e familiares; os concretamente vividos; e a violência doméstica. Usa-se a análise temática. Os resultados apontam para cisões entre atributos físicos e condutas morais na mulher ideal referida pelos homens, já aquela referida pelas mulheres define uma autonomia controlada. Os homens tiveram dificuldades em definir o homem ideal, já para as mulheres o ideal é o homem-família. Quanto à violência, é em princípio sempre condenável. É tolerável e instintiva para homens; e fatalidade ou destino, pela natureza masculina, para mulheres, tornando-se evento natural e trivial dos cotidianos de ambos. O referencial de gênero permite compreensão da violência como ocorrência comum, mas de sentidos diferentes entre gêneros.This article discusses how men and women of low income and educational level, living in São Paulo City, think their affective and familiar relationships and the different violent contexts they live in. It consists of a qualitative study, based on focus groups and subsiding a more global study on violence against women and health. It has been conducted four groups (two with men and two with women, aging 25 to 35 years broaching, free and instigated by popular sayings, conceptions on: the ideal man and woman, concretely experienced sexual affective and familiar relationships and on domestic violence. Thematic analysis was used. The results

  14. A composição dos custos de armação e a renda das expedições de pesca da frota pesqueira artesanal da região do Médio rio Madeira, Amazonas, Brasil The composition of cost and income of fishing expedictions of small-scale fishing fleet in the Medium Madeira River region, state of Amazonas, Brazil

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    Renato Soares Cardoso

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Estudos buscando identificar as características físicas, operacionais e econômicas da frota pesqueira sediada na Amazônia Central foram efetuados, deixando lacunas sobre as características da frota nas regiões periféricas. Este trabalho teve como objetivo analisar os custos necessários para a entrada de novas embarcações na atividade pesqueira e fornecer informações relativas ao custo das expedições e da renda econômica da atividade. O estudo foi realizado na região do Médio rio Madeira e foram coletadas por intermédio de questionários, informações sobre os custos de manutenção, armação e a renda das viagens de pesca, no período de junho de 2003 a maio de 2004, junto aos proprietários ou encarregados de barcos de pesca e pescadores de canoas motorizadas. O maior investimento dos proprietários de embarcações foi para a aquisição dos apetrechos, sendo os próprios pescadores os principais financiadores. As expedições de pesca das embarcações foram financiadas por seis agentes, sendo os principais financiadores os pescadores e o frigorífico. O combustível foi o principal item dos custos a encarecer as expedições dos barcos e, combustível e gelo, como custo encarecedor para as canoas. Os armadores e encarregados de barcos de pesca ganharam em média 0,6 e 0,5 salário mínimo, respectivamente, por expedição, e os pescadores 0,3 salário mínimo, enquanto pescadores de canoas motorizadas ganharam em média 0,5 salário mínimo.Studies emphasizing the physical, operational and economics characteristics of the fishing fleet were realized, focusing the fleet based in Central Amazon but with gaps about the characteristics in peripheral regions. In this sense the work aimed to analyze the necessary costs to entry of new vessel on activity and to provide information in relation to the costs of fishing expeditions and economic revenue of fishing activity. The study was realized in the Medium Madeira River region

  15. Improved community conditions in a brazilian slum: a significant consequence of its evaluation Mejoría de la situación de una comunidad brasileña de baja renta: expresiva consecuenciadesuevaluación Melhoria da situação de uma comunidade brasileira de baixa renda: expressiva conseqüência de sua avaliação

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    Thereza Penna Firme

    2007-06-01

    desenvolvimiento de sus valores morales; (b reducción de violencia, abuso sexual, trabajo infantil y consumo de drogas; (c impacto substancial en la propia institución evaluadora con relación a su compromiso en construir y innovar procedimientos metodológicos. Se espera que la mejoría de la situación sea preanunciador del desenvolvimiento de un futuro digno para las comunidades.Este trabalho descreve as atividades de um programa de desenvolvimento social local em comunidades de baixa renda, bem como, sua concomitante avaliação e suas principais conseqüências, conduzidos por uma organização sem fins lucrativos, no Brasil. Os aspectos mais originais desta experiência foram: (a reconhecimento da capacidade da comunidade em detectar suas próprias necessidades; (b seleção dos melhores parceiros para realizar as ações e de uma equipe competente para conduzir a avaliação e a meta-avaliação; (c ênfase na capacitação das comunidades em avaliação, auto-determinação, e auto-sustentabilidade; e ainda (d devolução contínua de processo e resultados a parceiros, financiadores, e comunidades. Algumas das conseqüências visíveis desta avaliação foram: (a a percepção do crescimento do número de crianças na escola, do seu desempenho e do respeito por valores morais; (b redução de violência, abuso sexual, trabalho infantil e consumo de droga; (c substancial impacto na própria instituição avaliadora no que se refere ao seu compromisso de construir e inovar metodologias. Espera-se que a melhoria da situação atual seja um preditor do desenvolvimento de um futuro digno para as comunidades.

  16. EFEITOS DA CAMA-DE-FRANGOS E DA ÉPOCA DE PRODUÇÃO E A RENDA BRUTA DA CEBOLINHA “TODO ANO” EFFECTS OF CHICKEN MANURE AND HARVESTING DATE ON "TODO ANO" GREEN ONION YIELD AND GROSS INCOME

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    Maria do Carmo Vieira

    2007-09-01

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    O estudo foi desenvolvido com a cebolinha Todo Ano, em Dourados-MS, entre 13 de março e 16 de junho de 2000, em um solo classificado como latossolo roxo distroférrico de textura argilosa. Foi estudada a cama-de-frango de corte semidecomposta, incorporada (0,7 e 14 t.ha-1 ou em cobertura do solo (0,7 e 14 t.ha-1, com colheitas aos 60 e 95 dias após o plantio, arranjadas no fatorial 3 x 3 x 2, no delineamento experimental de blocos casualizados, com quatro repetições. A análise estatística foi efetuada com confundimento da interação tripla. A altura das plantas, diâmetro do coleto, números de folhas e de pseudocaules e as massas frescas e secas das plantas de cebolinha sem raízes foram mensuradas para cada período de colheita. As cebolinhas colhidas aos 60 dias após o plantio foram menores, em relação às com 95 dias. O efeito significativo da interação época de colheita x cama-de-frango de corte semidecomposta incorporada, para massa fresca, foi detectada pelo teste de Tukey nas plantas colhidas aos 95 dias após o plantio, onde o uso de 14 t.ha-1 induziu aumentos de 33,9% e 85,3%, respectivamente, em relação à utilização de 7 t.ha-1 e 0 t.ha-1. Houve aumentos significativos de 21,4% e 79,8% de massa fresca e de 18,2% e 54,8% de massa seca das plantas cultivadas em solos com 14 t.ha-1 de cama-de-frango de corte semidecomposta em cobertura do solo, respectivamente, em relação às cultivadas com 7 t.ha-1 e 0 t.ha-1. A renda bruta total foi melhor com a colheita aos 95 dias após o plantio, principalmente quando cultivada em solo com 14 t ha-1 de camade-frango de corte semidecomposta incorporada (R$ 44.418,25.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Allium fistulosum; resíduo orgânico; época de colheita; produtividade; retorno econ

  17. First principles calculations of structural, electronic and thermal ...

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    Home; Journals; Bulletin of Materials Science; Volume 37; Issue 5. First principles calculations of structural, electronic and thermal properties of lead chalcogenides PbS, PbSe and PbTe compounds. N Boukhris H Meradji S Amara Korba S Drablia S Ghemid F El Haj Hassan. Volume 37 Issue 5 August 2014 pp 1159-1166 ...

  18. "Levante a mão aqui quem nunca tirou criança!": revisitando dados etnográficos sobre a disseminação de práticas abortivas em populações de baixa-renda no Brasil "Those of you who have never had an abortion, raise your hand!": rethinking ethnographic data on the dissemination of abortion practices among low-income populations in Brazil

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    Ondina Fachel Leal

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    Full Text Available A partir de dados quantitativos sobre a magnitude do aborto em pesquisas recentemente publicadas, este artigo retoma dados etnográficos a respeito da pratica do aborto com o objetivo de estabelecer uma discussão sobre sua disseminação, suas possíveis configurações culturais e sua legitimidade social no contexto de populações urbanas de baixa-renda no Brasil. O presente trabalho refere retrospectivamente a duas diferentes pesquisas empíricas e aponta uma estimativa sobre prevalência de aborto em torno de 34%; apresenta dados descritivos e os significados sociais tecidos em torno desta prática. Os estudos aqui apresentados buscam contribuir para o entendimento da tomada de decisão da mulher no que tange esta opção reprodutiva em um contexto onde o aborto é ilegal. O principal resultado destas pesquisas é apontar para uma fluidez de significados a respeito da interrupção da gravidez, o que permite construir uma tipologia que classifica os abortos, na perspectiva da população estudada, em toleráveis, condenáveis e recomendáveis. Através dos dados apresentados é possível inferir o quanto a dimensão do problema - tanto no que diz respeito ao numero de casos quanto à realidade das práticas abortivas e métodos - pouco mudou em um período de 20 anos no Brasil.Based on recently published research findings on abortion rates, this paper re-examines original ethnographic data on abortion in order to open a discussion on the dissemination of abortion, its possible cultural configurations and its social legitimacy among low-income populations in Brazil. It refers retrospectively to two works of empirical research studies and presents an estimate of the prevalence of abortion of around of 34%; it describes abortion practices and the social representation of what abortion means in a given context. The studies presented here seek to contribute to the understanding of women's decision-making regarding this reproductive choice in a

  19. A organização familiar para o cuidado dos filhos: percepção das mães em uma comunidade de baixa renda La organización familiar para el cuidado de los hijos: percepción de las madres en una comunidad de baja renta Family organization regarding children care: mothers perception in a low income community

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    Viviane Barrére Martin

    1999-10-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivos compreender a percepção que mães de uma comunidade de baixa renda da cidade de São Paulo, têm sobre o significado do seu papel na estrutura familiar, em relação ao cuidado dos filhos e as estratégias utilizadas para desempenhar esse cuidado. A análise etnográfica nos possibilitou reconhecer 6 domínios culturais e resultados reveladores de que a mãe ocupa lugar central na família e é responsável pela educação, criação e socialização dos filhos. A adaptação do seu papel caracteriza-se pelo atendimento às necessidades de sobrevivência dos filhos, entretanto com o crescimento das crianças, demonstra insegurança frente à isso.El estudio tuvo como objetivos comprender la percepción que madres de una comunidad de baja renta de la ciudad de São Paulo tienen sobre el significado de su papel en la estructura familiar, con relación al cuidado de los hijos y las estrategias que utilizan para desempeñar ese cuidado. El análisis etnográfico posibilitó reconocer 6 dominios culturales y resultados reveladores de que la madre ocupa lugar central en la familia, es responsable por la educación, crianza y socialización de los hijos. La adaptación de su papel se caracteriza por el cubrimiento de las necesidades de supervivencia de los hijos, pero con el crecimiento de los hijos la madre demuestra inseguridad en su desempeño.The purposes of this study are to understand the perception that the mothers from a low income community in São Paulo city have about the meaning of their role in the family structure, concerning children care and the strategies used in family organization to carry out this care. The ethnographic analysis allowed us to identify 6 cultural domains and results showed that the mother have a main role in the family. They are the great responsible for the education, raising and socialization of the children. The adaptation of their role is characterized by their attention

  20. Investigating the role played by social support in the association between religiosity and mental health in low income older adults: results from the São Paulo Ageing & Health Study (SPAH Investigando o papel do suporte social na associação entre religiosidade e saúde mental em idosos de baixa renda: resultados do São Paulo Ageing & Health Study (SPAH

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    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Religiosity has been associated with mental health, especially in the elderly. There is a shortage of studies on the factors that mediate this association, including social support. The aim of this study was to assess the association between the various dimensions of religiosity and the prevalence of common mental disorders among the elderly, and to verify whether social support can work as a mechanism that explains such mediation. METHOD: The sample consisted of an elderly population living in a low income region of the city of São Paulo (N = 1,980. Data on the socio-demographic profile of this population and on the prevalence of common mental disorders were collected, and indicators of religiosity and social support were identified. RESULTS: 90.7% of the sample considered themselves to be religious. In terms of denomination, 66.6% were Catholic. Forty-one per cent attended some kind of religious activity at least once or more times a week. The presence of common mental disorders was not associated with religious affiliation or subjective religiosity. The prevalence of common mental disorders in followers attending religious services was approximately half (OR between 0.43 and 0.55, p OBJETIVO: A religiosidade tem sido associada à saúde física e mental com especial importância na população idosa. Existe uma carência de estudos abordando os mediadores desta associação, dentre eles o suporte social. O objetivo deste trabalho é analisar a associação entre dimensões de religiosidade e prevalência de transtornos mentais comuns entre idosos e testar o suporte social como mecanismo de mediação desta suposta associação. MÉTODO: A amostra foi constituída pela população idosa de uma região de baixa renda de São Paulo (N = 1.980. Foram coletados dados sociodemográficos, suporte social, indicadores de religiosidade e prevalência de transtorno mental comum. RESULTADOS: 90,7% da amostra considerou-se religiosa (66,6% Cat

  1. Investigating the role played by social support in the association between religiosity and mental health in low income older adults: results from the São Paulo Ageing & Health Study (SPAH Investigando o papel do suporte social na associação entre religiosidade e saúde mental em idosos de baixa renda: resultados do São Paulo Ageing & Health Study (SPAH

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Religiosity has been associated with mental health, especially in the elderly. There is a shortage of studies on the factors that mediate this association, including social support. The aim of this study was to assess the association between the various dimensions of religiosity and the prevalence of common mental disorders among the elderly, and to verify whether social support can work as a mechanism that explains such mediation. METHOD: The sample consisted of an elderly population living in a low income region of the city of São Paulo (N = 1,980. Data on the socio-demographic profile of this population and on the prevalence of common mental disorders were collected, and indicators of religiosity and social support were identified. RESULTS: 90.7% of the sample considered themselves to be religious. In terms of denomination, 66.6% were Catholic. Forty-one per cent attended some kind of religious activity at least once or more times a week. The presence of common mental disorders was not associated with religious affiliation or subjective religiosity. The prevalence of common mental disorders in followers attending religious services was approximately half (OR between 0.43 and 0.55, p OBJETIVO: A religiosidade tem sido associada à saúde física e mental com especial importância na população idosa. Existe uma carência de estudos abordando os mediadores desta associação, dentre eles o suporte social. O objetivo deste trabalho é analisar a associação entre dimensões de religiosidade e prevalência de transtornos mentais comuns entre idosos e testar o suporte social como mecanismo de mediação desta suposta associação. MÉTODO: A amostra foi constituída pela população idosa de uma região de baixa renda de São Paulo (N = 1.980. Foram coletados dados sociodemográficos, suporte social, indicadores de religiosidade e prevalência de transtorno mental comum. RESULTADOS: 90,7% da amostra considerou-se religiosa (66,6% Cat

  2. Minister arutas Abu Dhabis küberkaitset

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    Kaitseminister Margus Tsahkna arutas kohtumisel Araabia Ühendemiraatide kaitseministriga küberkaitse koostöövõimalusi. Tsahkna kohtus koos Eesti ettevõttega Milrem Araabia Ühendemiraatide suurima kaitsetööstusettevõttega IGG Aselsan Systems. Milrem ja IGG sõlmisid lepingu, mille kohaselt Milrem hakkab Araabia Ühendemiraatidele müüma mehitamata roomiksõidukeid

  3. Ibn Sina, Abu Ali [known as Avicenna] (980-1037)

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    2000-11-01

    Islamic philosopher and scientist, born in Kharmaithen, near Bukhara (now Uzbekistan). Avicenna's life was marked by swings of fortune, from physician and favored scholar of a Samanid prince, to peripatetic country doctor when the Samanid regime fell. He became court physician in Hamadan (Iran), where he was for a time imprisoned as a political prisoner. He ended his life in a peaceful, contem...

  4. Abu Ghraib: Periodismo de investigación

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    Full Text Available La develación de escándalos político-militares de magnitud por parte de los medios en los años sesenta y setenta iniciaron transformaciones inesperadas hasta la renuncia del presidente Nixon. La nueva generación de reporteros no ha tomado el relevo de las viejas glorias del periodismo estadounidense, ahora se prefieren reportajes amarillistas e información insustancial.

  5. ANALISA DAYA SERAP SILIKA GEL BERBAHAN DASAR ABU SEKAM PADI

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    Full Text Available Rice husk ash Silica Gel is aproduct which call be used in preventing the humidity by absorbing the water ion on the water andonthe air. This absorbing isbased onthe size, the composition and the total amount ofpolluter which contained on the Silica Gel. The purpose of making this silica gel is to seehow much thiskind of Silica Gel can absorb and compare it to the synthetic one,and also processing rise husk ashto be something useful, Ion water can be absorbed much more by using this natural silica gel if it is compared to the synthetic silica gel. This is because of its capable inabsorbing more –OHand O from water and air. Afterdoing a research with column method, silica gel was beingput in 50 ml water. Fromthis research, natural silica can absorb much more water (0.0010 gr/ml, 0.285 % water level ofweigh in comparing with synthetic one (0.008gr/ml with 0.248 %water level ofweight andsintering (0,007 gr/ml 0.253%water level and non-sintering silica gel contains 39.22 % weight of silica, 30.93 %weight of sintering silica gel, and 33.40 % of the synthetic. More silica and water level, means more total amount of absorbing. This silica gel application is considered with capability ofabsorbing andthe level of the water.

  6. 874-IJBCS-Article-Dr OJIE Abu Winifred

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    All rights reserved. Original ... this study only had high HIV/AIDS awareness and adequate knowledge in some areas, but lack such in other key areas ... 53.8 years for women and 52.6 years for men in 1991 to ..... in India: questionnaire survey.

  7. The Saadyital Island cultural district in Abu Dhabi

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    The concept of cultural quarters or districts is based on the seminal work by Jacobs (1970), Marshall (1920) and Schumpeter (1934). The concept, developed in the back of economic geography context (Monk and Monk 2007), has received considerable attention and has grown exponentially in terms of popularity. Essentially, cluster (or geographical district) formation and emergence can be attributed to the emphasis placed on the encouragement of industrial clusters in early 1950s as a response to d...

  8. Yunus, Abu'l-Hasan ibn (950-1009)

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    Astronomer, born in Egypt, calculated trigonometric functions for use in astronomy and wrote an astronomical handbook, al-Zij al-Hakimi al-kabir, the Great Tables of Caliph al-Hakim, which contained observations made by Yunus, including 30 lunar eclipses used by SIMON NEWCOMB in his lunar theory. Yunus was also an astrologer, predicting the date of his own death in seven days' time. He made prepa...

  9. Invited Editorial | Abu-Zidan | African Health Sciences

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    Crossroad between camel bites and crocodile bites. Full Text: EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT · http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v15i2.1 · AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More ...

  10. PENENTUAN KOEFISIEN TRANSFER MASSA EKSTRAKSI KALIUM DARI ABU BATANG PISANG

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    Full Text Available Potassium is the one of chemical compounds which can be extracted from ash of pseudo stem of banana by methanol solid-liquid extraction method. The experiment investigated the effect of temperature on mass transfer coefficient of potassium extraction process from ash of banana’s pseudo stem. This experiment conducted in a three necks flask which equipped with mechanical stirrer, condenser, thermometer and heating mantle. The sample was heated to desired temperature, 30oC, 45 oC and 60 oC. and maintained constant while reaction time. The reaction was timed as soon as the mechanical stirrer was turned on. Samples were drawn at specified time interval 0, 15, 30, 60, 120, 180 and 240 minutes. The result showed increasing temperature increased mass-transfer coefficient. The highest value of mass-transfer coefficient was 0,0235 /minute at 60oC.The correlation between mass transfer coefficient and investigated variables is shown in the dimensionless equation below: The average error is 6.56 %

  11. Dari Ibrahim M. Abu Rabi’ tentang Problematika Studi Islam Kontemporer

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    encouraging Islamic studies with a scientific perspective developing at this time. The issue becoming increasingly complex cannot be explained satisfactorily by the classical Ulum al-Din theory which is only focused on text, especially only a portion of the text. Halal and haram for example are felt helpless facing increasingly varied social problems. Islamic studies would not want to open and open up to the disciplines of science, not mono-dicipline.

  12. Pengaruh mutasi dengan radiasi sinar gamma (CO₆₀ terhadap produktivitas jamur tiram abu-abu (Pleurotus sajur-caju

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    Ira Djajanegara

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Irradiation aplied to living organisms may have positive or negative effects on physiological and morphological properties of the organisms. One way to gain genetic variation with better properties than the parental strain is by Gamma (Co 60 radiation application. During this experiment, Gama (Co 60 rays was applied to the grey oyster (Pleurotus sajur-caju mushroom mycellia during exponential phase. Radiation was applied at 0.75 KGray with dose velocity of 1.149 KGray. Analysis of mushroom productivity performances indicate that diameter of mycellia, fresh weight, dry weight, diameter of fruit body and the amount of fruit body of the mutant and control were not significantly different. However, the isozyme pattern showed a different pattern between the mutant and the control which indicates that mutation process has already occured. These data show that mutation did not affect the productivity of the mushroom. Therefore, mutation may affect the nutritional quality of the mushroom instead. Further experiment to verify this possibility is suggested.

  13. A queda da desigualdade de renda corrente e a participação do 1% de domicílios de maior renda, 2000-2010

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    Claudio Salvadori Dedecca

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available According to OECD, the recent process of deterioration of the income distribution chain in developing and developed countries has been marked by increased participation of 1% of households with higher income. In the past decade, Brazil has escaped the general trend of deterioration of the income distribution. This paper shows that the reduction of economic inequality was accompanying the reluctance of the participation of top 1%, arguing that the reproduction of the movement more generally requires that this participation has been reduced in the current decade, to enable sustained growth and development with social justice.

  14. Programa Bolsa Família: uma análise do programa de transferência de renda brasileiro Bolsa Família (Family Grant Programme: an analysis of Brazilian income transfer programme Le programme Bolsa Família (Bourse familiale : analyse du programme brésilien de transfert conditionnel de revenus El programa Bolsa Família: un análisis del programa brasileño de transferencia de ingresos

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    Luciana Mourão

    2012-02-01

    ésentés pour chacun de ces aspects, et tout résultat considéré comme convergent ou divergent a fait l'objet d'une discussion. La conclusion générale est que le programme a généré des résultats significatifs pour le pays, mais qu'il existe encore des problèmes à prendre en considération, notamment les facteurs conditionnels et la gestion intégrée du programme.Los programas de transferencia de ingresos se llevan a cabo en varios países y desempeñan un importante papel en la lucha contra la pobreza. Este artículo presenta un estudio de los resultados del Programa Bolsa Família, puesto en marcha en Brasil por el gobierno de Lula da Silva en 2004. En los últimos siete años se han realizado muchas evaluaciones del programa, permitiendo estudios sobre sus resultados e sus puntos fuertes y débiles. En el artículo se tratan cinco temas centrales relacionados con el programa: (1 acceso al programa, (2 resultados de la lucha contra el hambre, (3 impactos financieros del programa, (4 factores condicionantes de la educación y la salud, y (5 programas complementarios y movilidad social. Se presentan los resultados de la investigación científica para cada uno de estos temas y se debaten todos los que se consideran convergentes o divergentes. Como resultado general se llegó a la conclusión de que el programa ha generado resultados significativos para el país, pero todavía quedan cuestiones que hay que revisar, como los factores condicionantes y la gestión integrada del programa.Programas de transferência de renda são comuns em vários países e exercem importante função no combate à pobreza. O presente artigo apresenta uma revisão dos resultados do Programa Bolsa Família, implementado no Brasil, pelo Governo Lula, em 2004. Durante esses sete anos, foram muitas as avaliações já realizadas sobre o Programa e que permitem traçar um panorama dos resultados, bem como dos pontos fortes e fracos do Bolsa Família. São discutidos no artigo cinco aspectos

  15. Socioeconomic inequities in the health and nutrition of children in low/middle income countries Inequidades sociales en la salud y nutrición de niños en países de renta baja y media Iniqüidades sociais na saúde e nutrição de crianças em países de renda baixa e média

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    Fernando C Barros

    2010-02-01

    socioeconómicas intra-países, relativas al uso de servicios de salud, estado nutricional, morbilidad y mortalidad. Se adoptó un modelo conceptual con cinco categorías jerárquicas en la producción de inequidades: contexto y posición socioeconómica, diferencias en la exposición, en la vulnerabilidad, en los hechos de salud y en las consecuencias. En investigación realizada en la base PubMed, en el período de 1990-2007 fueron encontrados 244 artículos relacionados al tema. Fueron también analizados los resultados de cerca de 100 pesquisas de ámbito nacional recientes, incluyendo Pesquisas Nacionales de Demografía y Salud y Pesquisas por Conglomerados de Múltiples Indicadores, del Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia. RESULTADOS: Niños de familias pobres, en comparación con aquellas de familias más ricas, son más susceptibles a la exposición a agentes patogénicos; una vez expuestas, tienen un riesgo aumentado de enfermar, debido a su menor resistencia y menor cobertura de medidas preventivas. Una vez que se toman enfermos, tienen menor acceso a servicios de salud, la calidad de los servicios que logran utilizar tiende a ser inferior, con menor acceso a tratamientos médicos que garanticen su sobrevivencia. Como consecuencia, niños de familias más pobres presentan mayores tasas de mortalidad y mayor riesgo de ser subnutridas. CONCLUSIONES: Excepto obesidad infantil y prácticas inadecuadas de amamantamiento, todas las otras condiciones adversas analizadas tuvieron mayor prevalencia entre los niños de familias menos favorecidas. La documentación cuidadosa de los múltiples niveles de determinantes de las inequidades socioeconómicas en salud infantil es esencial para el entendimiento de la naturaleza del problema, y para el establecimiento de intervenciones que puedan reducir estas diferencias.OBJETIVO: Descrever o efeito das iniqüidades sociais sobre a nutrição e saúde de crianças de países de renda baixa e média. MÉTODOS: Foram

  16. Preditores sócio-demográficos, de estilo de vida e gineco-obstétricos das concentrações séricas ou plasmáticas de homocisteína, ácido fólico e vitaminas B12 e B6 em mulheres de baixa renda de São Paulo, Brasil Socio-demographic, lifestyle, gynecological, and obstetric predictors of serum or plasma concentrations of homocysteine, folic acid, and vitamins B12 and B6 among low-income women in São Paulo, Brazil

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    Lana Carneiro Almeida

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo investigou fatores sócio-demográficos, de estilo de vida e gineco-obstétricos associados às concentrações séricas ou plasmáticas de homocisteína, ácido fólico, vitaminas B12 e B6 em mulheres de baixa renda de São Paulo, Brasil. Concentrações séricas de ácido fólico e vitamina B12 foram analisadas por fluoroimunoensaio; concentrações plasmáticas de homocisteína e vitamina B6, por cromatografia líquida de alta performance em fase reversa. Variáveis independentes foram inicialmente selecionadas segundo pressupostos teóricos, correlação de Pearson ou teste Kruskal-Wallis (p This study examined the socio-demographic, lifestyle, gynecological, and obstetric factors associated with serum or plasma concentrations of homocysteine, folic acid, and vitamins B12 and B6 among low-income women in São Paulo, Brazil. Serum concentrations of folic acid and vitamin B12 were measured by fluoroimmunoassay, while plasma vitamin B6 and homocysteine levels were measured by reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography. Independent variables were initially selected by Pearson correlation or Kruskal-Wallis test (p < 0.20. Based on cut-off values, altered concentrations of homocysteine, folic acid, and vitamins B12 and B6 were found in 20%, 6%, 11%, and 67% of participants, respectively. Age was positively correlated with vitamin B6 and homocysteine plasma concentrations (p < 0.001. Body mass index was positively correlated with vitamin B6 plasma concentration (p < 0.001. Multiple linear regression models accounted for 10.2%, 5.8%, 14.4%, and 9.4% of folic acid, vitamins B12 and B6, and homocysteine plasma or serum concentrations, respectively. In this study, socio-demographic, lifestyle, gynecological, and obstetric variables showed important predictive value for serum or plasma levels of the biochemical indicators assessed.

  17. Políticas de transferência de renda no Brasil e na Argentina

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    Rosa Maria Marques

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available This article deals with the conditioned income-transfer developed by the governments of Lula and Dilma, in the Brazilian case, and by Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, in Argentina. In other words, the programs Bolsa Família and "Asignación Universal por Hijo para Protección Social". They are comparatively analyzed with regard to their institutionality, the access criteria, the conditionings and the concept of poverty, in order to discuss whether they constitute or not a social right and the relative importance of the amount given.

  18. A PERVERSA CONCENTRAÇÃO DE RENDA VIA SISTEMA TRIBUTÁRIO

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    Flávia Rebecca Fernandes Rocha

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The Brazilian state has a significant tax revenues based primarily on taxes on the consumption of goods and services. Thus, the article shows, that it makes it regressive and unfair to encompass rich and poor in the same propor tions, while the taxation of speculative capital and assets that could intervene heavily in the distribution of income does not exist or is very shy . Also highlights that, in mediated form, the tax burden of a country reflects the correlation of class forces in dispute and, in Brazil, has strengthened and propelled the perverse concentration of national income, which allied efforts to train primary surplus results in damage to budget funding for implementation and funding of public policies. At last, it sho ws that, the double punishment falls on the working classes is the payment of excise taxes is the absence of public po licies to match the needs of a society riven by inequality.

  19. Mães adolescentes de baixa renda: um estudo sobre as relações familiares

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    Deusivania Vieira da Silva Falcão

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The family is the first nucleus of social-affective influence of human being. The aim of this research is to investigate low-income adolescent’s family relationship. A semi-structured interview was applied to 25 adolescent mothers and 25 grandmothers. The interviews were recorded, transcribed and analysed according to Bardin. The results denoted that the unfavorable family relations prevailed before and during the pregnancy. After the baby’s arrival, in the perspective of adolescent mothers, family relationships become more favorable. However, the grandmothers presented favorable and unfavorable aspects. Among other factors this can be related to the life’s project idealised for their daughters. Some adolescents were financially and emotionally dependent from their original family, and this appeared to interfere in the mother-baby interaction.

  20. Consumidores de baixa renda: uma revisão dos achados de estudos feitos no Brasil

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    Marie Agnes Chauvel

    Full Text Available As famílias de classe C, D e E (Critério Econômico Brasil representam, aproximadamente, três quartos da população brasileira. Na década de 1990, esses consumidores começaram a despertar a atenção das empresas e dos estudiosos da área de marketing. Ainda assim, existem, até o momento, poucos estudos acadêmicos sobre esse tema. Este artigo se propõe efetuar uma revisão desses trabalhos, de cunho essencialmente descritivo e interpretativo, confrontando e discutindo seus achados dentro de uma perspectiva interpretativa. Seu objetivo é o de tentar avançar na interpretação dos resultados dessas pesquisas, buscando, assim, contribuir para a construção de novos estudos. O artigo está estruturado em torno dos temas abordados nos estudos analisados: classe social; gestão do orçamento; experiência da compra; e papel do preço e da marca nas decisões de compra. Traz, como conclusão, uma proposta de articulação dos elementos interpretativos encontrados nas pesquisas analisadas. Resumidamente, duas racionalidades parecem coexistir na formação das decisões de consumo: uma, "dura", material, derivada da escassez de recursos, que impõe uma racionalização estrita dos gastos; outra, de ordem simbólica, ancorada em elementos culturais e particularmente, nas dimensões relacionais e hierárquicas da sociedade brasileira, bem como em instituições de forte significado nessa sociedade, como a família e a religião.

  1. Pemanfaatan limbah abu terbang (fly ash) , abu dasar (bottom ash) batubara dan limbah padat (sludge) industri karet sebagai bahan campuran pada pembuatan batako

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    Faisal, Hendri

    2012-01-01

    Brick-making research has been conducted from a mixture of fly ash as a cement mixed with aggregate materials based bottom ash and sludge, and sand, where fly ash and cement used as an adhesive matrix. The percentage addition of fly ash is 10%, 20%, 30%, 40% and 50% of initial weight of cement. The percentage addition of bottom ash and sludge as an aggregate is 5%, 10%, 15%, 20% and 25% of initial weight of sand with the time of hardening for 28 days. Parameter tests performed include: metals...

  2. Identify re-development concepts to enhance Abu Roash “C” oil reservoir productivity Sitra Area, Abu Gharadig Basin, Western Desert, Egypt

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    H. Salama

    2017-06-01

    The resultant stratigraphic units consist of: genetically related depositional cycles (3 cycles and their components of facies sequences (5 facies types, each cycle has its own distribution, facies classification and reservoir characteristics.

  3. Nonpyrogenic Molecular Adjuvants Based on norAbu-Muramyldipeptide and norAbu-Glucosaminyl Muramyldipeptide: Synthesis, Molecular Mechanisms of Action, and Biological Activities in Vitro and in Vivo

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    Effenberg, R.; Turánek Knötigová, P.; Zyka, D.; Čelechovská, H.; Mašek, J.; Bartheldyová, E.; Hubatka, F.; Koudelka, Š.; Lukáč, R.; Kovalová, Anna; Šaman, David; Křupka, M.; Barkocziova, L.; Kosztyu, P.; Šebela, M.; Drož, L.; Hučko, M.; Kanásová, M.; Miller, A.D.; Raška, M.; Ledvina, M.; Turánek, J.

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    Roč. 60, č. 18 (2017), s. 7745-7763 ISSN 0022-2623 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LO1304 Institutional support: RVO:61388963 Keywords : N-acetylmuramyl peptides * muramyl dipeptide * adamantylamide dipeptide Subject RIV: CC - Organic Chemistry OBOR OECD: Organic chemistry Impact factor: 6.259, year: 2016

  4. Biodiversidade e geração de trabalho e renda : o caso dos produtos do cerrado

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    Silva, Agnaldo

    2008-01-01

    O acelerado avanço do agronegócio convencional sobre as áreas do cerrado na região Centro-Oeste tem provocado um efeito devastador sobre o bioma. Sobretudo sobre as populações que o habitam que são possuidoras de saberes tradicionais vinculados às suas histórias. Correm o risco de desaparecerem em face da ausência de um modelo que de fato enfrente o discurso único da supremacia do agronegócio convencional em detrimento de outras formas de promoção do desenvolvimento regional. A experiência...

  5. Rendimentos crescentes e a distribuição internacional de renda Increasing returns and the international distribution of income

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    Alexandre de Zagottis

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available The existence of increasing returns in high technology industries assigns a path dependent character to the international division of labor. Rich countries, first entrants in these industries, enjoy permanent advantages that prevent, in a free market environment, the development of such industries in middle-income countries. This dynamics allows the former group of countries to experience a higher growth rate of labor productivity than the latter, and, as a result, increases the gap between the workers' standard of living in these countries. It is up to the States of middle-income countries the task of devising development strategies capable of breaking such pattern and improving the international distribution of income.

  6. Uma ponte para a especulação: ou a arte da renda na montagem de uma "cidade global"

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    Mariana Fix

    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa conflitos e articulações por trás da transformação de uma antiga área alagadiça, as várzeas do rio Pinheiros, em uma das regiões mais valorizadas de São Paulo e, atualmente, sua fachada globalizada. O texto discute, particularmente, os nexos que se constituem, nas últimas décadas, entre a financeirização global da economia e os arranjos específicos que se configuram em São Paulo; entre mecanismos supostamente avançados - como operações urbanas, Cepacs e fundos de investimento imobiliário - e formas típicas de acumulação primitiva, nas quais força, fraude, opressão e pilhagem são exibidas de modo recorrente; entre "a cidade própria" das elites e a cidade dita clandestina, que ocupa beiras de córrego, encostas de morros, margens de represas. Tomo como referência três ícones dessa paisagem urbana: uma ponte estaiada, imagem-síntese da cenografia da "nova cidade"; um gigantesco emprendimento murado, que mescla residência, comércio de luxo e escritórios; e um complexo empresarial com torres de escritório e hotel, interligados por um shopping subterrâneo.

  7. Solar disinfection of water for low income communities; Desinfeccao solar de agua para comunidades de baixa renda

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    Felix, Lorna Falcao

    2010-03-15

    The use of solar energy for water disinfection, and is accessible to disadvantaged communities because of its low cost, has the advantage of using disposable materials such as bottles of polyethylene terephthalate (PET). We present a study that used two methods of disinfection: the methodology proposed by the project Solar Water Disinfection (SODIS), which consisted of water disinfection by solar radiation and temperature and the methodology which the temperature of the water for disinfection. In both, we seek to eliminate microorganisms that cause serious diseases such as dysentery, typhoid, cholera, etc. Water samples were collected in the community of Bass, where the population has low income and the incidence of waterborne diseases is high. The experiments were divided into two stages. In step 1 we studied the feasibility of disinfection and in step 2 the feasibility of the pilot plant to obtain adequate levels of disinfection temperatures desired. The results showed the efficiency of the disinfection process, reaching an average of 80 to 100% death of microorganisms, but regrowth was observed in some samples. Finally on the good results of stage 1, is designed and built and tested in an experimental pilot plant, which has shown to be feasible to promote water disinfection through the use of solar energy. The water after treatment is in accordance with the limits established by Brazilian legislation for clean water, maintaining a positive performance for the disinfection and acceptable levels of bacterial regrowth. (author)

  8. Optical and radiative properties of aerosols over Abu Dhabi in the ...

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    Introduction. Atmospheric aerosols strongly influence the radiation budget of ... the radiative balance of the earth–atmosphere sys- tem due to ... resources modelling for photo voltaic (PV) and .... scene information (e.g., cloud and aerosol prop-.

  9. Pengaruh Kondisi Perawatan Pada Kekuatan Dan Struktur Mikro Beton Memadat Sendiri Dengan Volume Abu Terbang Tinggi

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    Sondakh, Chichilya S.P; Manalip, H; Wallah, S

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    In the process of normal concrete casting is often to experience constraints due to the distance between the reinforcement is too dense, so it can resulting segregation. Therefore the last few years started to develop Self Compacting Concrete (SCC). SCC is a concrete that is able to solidify themselves with fairly high of slump. In contrast to normal concrete, the composition of cement that needed in the mix design of SCC more than the normal concrete's. This is also often used as research to...

  10. Abu-Qamar, MZ. et al., Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. (2012) 9 ...

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    In order to alleviate diabetic foot problems, patients sometimes seek complementary therapies outside the professional context. This paper describes the use of complementary remedies as a topical treatment for diabetic foot ulcers among Jordanians. Qualitative content analysis was used to analyse written responses of 68 ...

  11. KUAT TEKAN BATA RINGAN DENGAN BAHAN CAMPURAN ABU TERBANG PLTU ASAM-ASAM KALIMANTAN SELATAN

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    Ninis Hadi Haryanti

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Various researches regarding the utilization of coal fly ash are currently being explored in order to increase its economic value as well as decrease its harm to environment.at the same time. The purpose of this reasearch is to know compressive pressure and weight of light-weight brick by using fired-coal waste from ”Asam-Asam” Coal Fired Steam Power Plant. The test result towards fly ash’s characteristics from ”Asam-Asam” Coal Fired Steam Power which has been done beforehand, is inline with the requirement of SNI 03-2460-1991. However the result of compressive pressure test still meets the requirement of SNI 03-0349-1989.Test has been conducted about compressive pressure and light-weight brick by using mixed materials of fly ash.  The compositions of light-weight brick’s production are cement and fly ash for 50% each, including mixed foam, polymer and hardener, 0.50% for each of them, in order to achieve the highest average result of light-weight brick’s compressive pressure by 39.99 kg/cm2 or 3.92 MPa. Meanwhile its density obtains 0.78 kg/dm3 or 780 kg/m3. ‘D’ light-weight brick’s compositions are cement by 42.86% and fly ash by 28.57% including unslaked lime by 28.57%. Whereas the mixed compositions of foam, polymer and hardener for each 0.50% and 0.38%.The test result above still fulfils the requirement of SNI 03-0349-1989, which is 21 kg/cm2 for the solid concrete brick quality level IV as well as fulfils the theory of light-weight brick according to Tjokrodimuljo (2007, concrete is categorized as light if its weight is less than 1800 kg/m3

  12. The death of distinctions: From 9/11 to Abu Ghraib.

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    2004-09-01

    War, the great simplifier, is the inevitable enemy of distinctions, especially when conflicts evoke survival fears, sounding echoes from humanity's environment of evolutionary adaptation. Throughout the twentieth century, attackers and targets grew more distant, weaponry grew more destructive, and distinctions -- between combatants and civilians, between legitimate and protected targets, between defensive and offensive strategies, between the innocent and the guilty -- faded. In the twenty-first century's first major conflict, "the war against terror," distinctions have faded still further, making nearly indistinguishable the frontier between preemption and prevention and between interrogation and torture. Proclaimed a "new type of war" in which old rules and customary safeguards would often be inapplicable, this conflict quickly came to be characterized by political embarrassment and operational scandal.

  13. Lessons of Abu Ghraib: Understanding and Preventing Prisoner Abuse in Military Operations

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    was real. See Stanley Milgram, Obedience to Authority: An Experimental View (New York: Harper-Collins, 1983). 49 According to Albert Bandura , moral...responsibility, as when a group of people share in the deci- sions and actions leading to harm. See Albert Bandura et al., “Mechanisms of moral disengagement in...the exercise of moral agency,” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 71 (1996), 364–374; and also Albert Bandura , “Moral disengagement in the

  14. PENENTUAN WAKTU KONTAK DAN pH OPTIMUM PENYERAPAN METILEN BIRU MENGGUNAKAN ABU SEKAM PADI

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    Anung Riapanitra

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Dyes are widely used for colouring in textile industries, significant losses occur during the manufacture and processing of the product, and these lost chemical are discharged in surrounding effluent. Adsorption of dyes is an effective technology for treatment of wastewater contaminated by the mismanaged of different types of dyes. In this research, we investigated the potential of rice husk ash for removal of methylene blue dyeing agent in aqueous system. The aim of this research is to find out the optimum contact time and pH on the adsorption of methylene blue using rice husk ash. Batch kinetics studies were carried out under varying experimental condition of contact time and pH. An adsorption equilibrium condition was reached within 10 minutes and the optimum condition for adsorption was at pH 3. The adsorption of methylene blue was decreasing with decreasing the solution pH value.

  15. From Artaxerxes to Abu Ghraib: on religion and the pornography of imperial violence

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    Bruce Lincoln

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available In the wake of September 11, 2001, much has been written about religious groups commonly called ‘terrorist’, building on an older literature whose equally tendentious buzzwords were ‘cult’ and ‘fundamentalism’. In general, the conclusions advanced within such works tilt sometimes in the direction of alarm, and sometimes in that of reassurance. The amount of academic attention devoted to a given threat ought reflect its seriousness, based on calculations of the likelihood that threat will be realized and the destruction it can unleash. Among the most dangerous of situations is that in which an extremely powerful state bent on conquest finds and deploys religious arguments that encourage its aggressive tendencies and imperial ambitions. Believing that it may be useful to consider data sufficiently removed from the present to afford some critical distance, I have devoted much of my research in recent years to the role played by religion in Achaemenid Persia (550–330 bce, the largest, wealthiest, most powerful empire of antiquity before the emergence of Rome. As a convenient summary of that research, I propose to discuss two Achaemenian data, each of which can assume emblematic status. Only after that exercise will I return to contemporary materials and issues.

  16. Gangguan fisiologis wereng batang padi coklat akibat pemberian abu terbang batubara

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    Hafiz Fauzana

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Coal fly ash (CFA can be used as a control agent of brown plant hopper (BPH Nilaparvata lugens (Hemiptera; Delphacidae. This study was aimed to investigate the physiological disorders in BPH when exposed to CFA. The research was conducted by carrying out tests covering the mortality of BPH, measurement of BPH weight before and after CFA treatment, an analysis of the moisture content in BPH, an analysis of the BPH tissue, and a chemical analysis of BPH. The results of the study showed that the mortality rate of BPH after treatment was 71%. The physiological disorders due to CFA treatment was indicated by a 67.04% weight reduction as opposed to a 6.9% weight increase on the control specimens. The average moisture content of the treated BPH was significantly lower than that of the control specimens. CFA caused a shrinkage of body tissues and an increase in the contents of silica and alumina on BPH.

  17. Family Food Environment and Child Eating Behavior in a Private School of Abu Dhabi

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    Al Amoodi Sara Ahmed Abdulla Saeed

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    Conclusion: This study is in line with other studies showing that aspects in the family food environment have an influence on eating behaviour of children. Educating parents on food environment and its impact on child behaviour is crucial in order to make them able to develop feeding strategies most likely to benefit children's' health.

  18. Nexus of Crime and Terrorism: The Case of the Abu Sayyaf Group

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    2016-12-01

    which may mean not using the bus or going out to eat or shopping at malls.128 Terror attacks, especially against innocent civilians, undermine the...recognized by government officials in their speeches, dinner receptions and awards ceremonies.”537 Underlining the contribution of Muslim leaders who

  19. Arafati nõunik : "Yasser on kuningas, kes elab vangis" / Walid Abu Zalaf ; interv. Katrin Lust

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    2004-01-01

    Yasser Arafati meedianõunik, Palestiina ja Araabia suurima lehe al-Quds tegevjuht vastab küsimustele oma töö, juutide-palestiinlaste vahelise viha, Arafati ning tema perekonna asupaiga kohta. Lisa: Nõunikud: Arafati elu pole ohus

  20. Karakteristik Kimia dan Fisika Semen Pozolan Kapur yang Diperkaya Silika Abu Sekam Padi

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    Assa, Asma; Adinata, Erwin

    2013-01-01

    Development of infrastructures intensively in the last decades has increased the demand for building materials, such as cement. This also causes the prices of Portland Cement, the most common type of cements has also increased and sometimes it is difficult to find it in the markets. Another type of cement namely Lime Pozolan Cement (SPK) may be used to substitute for Portland Cement for building construction which receives relatively low loads. The SPK is produced from pozolan materials and l...

  1. Imperial porphyry from Gebel Abu Dokhan, the Red Sea Mountains, Egypt

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    Makovicky, Emil; Frei, Robert; Karup-Møller, Sven

    2016-01-01

    were treated in Part I of this report. The rocks were moderately altered ; greenschist facies alteration took place under essentially isochemical conditions but relatively high oxygen fugacity. The rocks retain many magmatic textures. Whole-rock chemical analyses show that we deal with high-K to medium.......88 Ga and εNd from +5.1 to +5.7 were inferred. The magmas which led to formation of the Imperial Porphyry appear to be derived from a subduction-modified depleted mantle and underwent only minor contamination by older continental crust. Trace-element features, notably the high Th, U, K, Rb and Cs...... contents, are consistent with crust contamination. Imperial Porphyry erupted during the second Great Oxygenation Event of the Earth atmosphere. Mineralogical observations as well as rock colour and texture, particularly the pleochroic epidote – piemontite, should allow archaeologists to reliably assign...

  2. Imperial porphyry from Gebel Abu Dokhan, the Red Sea Mountains, Egypt

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    Makovicky, Emil; Frei, Robert; Karup-Møller, Sven

    2016-01-01

    The prestigious red Imperial Porphyry was quarried from Mons Porphyrites in the Red Sea Mountains of Egypt. The porphyry, reserved for imperial use in Rome and Constantinople, was widely reused in Romanesque and Renaissance times, and in the Ottoman Empire. At the locality, the rocks vary from da...

  3. Lessons of Abu Ghraib: Understanding and Preventing Prisoner Abuse in Military Operations

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    Bartone, Paul T

    2008-01-01

    ... them. Especially in ambiguous circumstances, then, it is important that standards of behavior be clear and explicit throughout all phases of an operation and that leaders at all levels represent and reinforce those standards.

  4. Histoire de l'analyse diophantienne classique d'Abu Kamil à Fermat

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    Rashed, Roshdi

    2013-01-01

    This is the first study of the history of Diophantine analysis and the theory of numbers from Ab? K?mil to Fermat (9th-17th century). It thus offers an elaborate and detailed overview on a fundamental chapter on classical mathematical thought and its relation to algebra and Diophantus' Arithmetica.

  5. PENGARUH ABU PELEPAH PISANG SEBAGAI KATALISATOR BASA PADAT TERHADAP ANGKA ASAM PRODUK BIODIESEL

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    Primata Mardina

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available The effect of ash from pseudo stem of banana as base solid catalyst on free fatty acid content in biodiesel product from crude rice bran oil was investigated. The base solid-catalyzed transesterification for synthesis of biodiesel from crude rice bran oil was carried out in a laboratory scale reactor. The reaction temperature and stirring speed were maintained constant at 60oC and 400 rpm for 30, 60 and 90 minutes. Molar ratio of metanol to crude rice bran oil was 6:1 and the concentration of catalyst was 1% , 2% and 3% based weight of oil. The results showed that the addition of concentration of solid base catalyst brought positive trend on free fatty acid content in biodiesel, which expressed by the declining of the acid value. The smallest acid value was 76.1885 mg KOH/gram at 3% w/w catalyst for 90 minutes of reaction time.

  6. PEMANFAATAN ABU KULIT BUAH KAPUK RANDU SEBAGAI ALTERNATIF BAHAN PENGEMBANG KUE

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    Yuniarti, Nenik; Sulhadi, Sulhadi; Darsono, Teguh

    2017-01-01

    Kapok tree (C. pentandra) is a plant that is commonly found in Indonesia. The skin of kapok fruit containing sodium substances can be utilized as raw material for making baking soda. The purpose of this study is to determine the increase in the volume of cakes owned by food developers. This research method by soaking the ashes of the skin in the air at least 12 hours. Soaked ashes of filtered ashes and evaporated water until temperature of 890 C until the result of baking soda solids. Baking ...

  7. Al Bahr Al-Muhîth: Tafsir Bercorak Nahwu Karya Abu Hayyân Al-Andalusî

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    M Rusydi Khalid

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    Full Text Available البحر المحيط هو كتاب تفسير القرآن الكريم الذى ألفه أبو حيان الأندلسى الذى ولد بغرناطة الأندلس ف 654ه وتوفى بالقاهرة فى 745 ه .أبو حيان كان إماما فى علوم شتى كالعربية نحوها وصرفها و الفقه والحديث والتفسير فهو نحوي عصره ولغويه ومفسره و محدثه ومقرئه ومؤرخه وأديبه. هذا الكتاب  طبع فى ثمانية مجلدات كبار توسع فيه أبو حيان فى الإعراب والمسائل النحوية وذكر الخلاف بين النحاة والمعانى اللغوية للمفردات واستعمالاتها وتوجيه القراءات نحويا وبالبلاغة ووجوهها   ولم يهمل فى تفسيره نواحى التفسير الأخرى وكان يورد فى ثنايا الكتاب أسباب النزول والناسخ والمنسوخ والأحكام الفقهية للآيات.

  8. Ibn Rushd, Abu'l Waleed Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Ibn Muhammad [known as Averroes] (1128-98)

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    Murdin, P.

    2000-11-01

    Islamic philosopher, lawyer, physician and astronomer, born in Cordoba, Spain, became physician to the Caliph of Morocco. Ibn Rushd's controversial views on philosophy—he was the greatest Islamic proponent of ARISTOTLE—led to the burning of his books and banishment by the Caliph. He wrote numerous books (87 survive) dealing with philosophy, logic, medicine, jurisprudence and astronomy, which ...

  9. PENENTUAN KOMPOSISI KIMIA ABU VULKANIK DARI ERUPSI GUNUNG MERAPI (Determination of Chemical Composition of Volcanic Ash from Merapi Mt. Eruption

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    Endang Tri Wahyuni

    2012-07-01

     In order to identify the utilizing potential and the environmental effect of ash from Merapi Mount eruption in 2010, determination of its chemical composition has been performed, including major, minor and trace elements. In addition,  pH of the ash, and iron concentration in rivers, wells, and  tower for water collection were also determined. The ash samples was taken in December 2010- January 2011, after the eruption stopped, located in Magelang, Sleman, and Klaten regions, in various distances from the summit.The results of the determination show that the Merapi Mt. ash contains major (Al, Si, Ca, and  Fe, minor (K, Mg, Mn, Na, P, S, and Ti, and  trace elements (Au ,As, Ba, Co, Cr, Cu, Mo, Ni, Pb, S, Sb, Sn, Sr, V, Zn, dan Zr.   The elements can be categorized into  widely used elements, i.e.   Al, Si, Ca, Fe, Ti, V, and  Zn, and economic high value element,  i.e.  Au, as well as  the environment and health negative affect elements  such as As, Cr, Cr, Cu, Pb, Ni, and S. It is also found that the  ash taken from different locations with farther distances from the mountain, has similar chemical composition.  Moreover, based on the large content of Al, Ca, and  Si  (around 56%, 4%, and  18 %respectively,  enabling the ash to be used as raw material for  cement or other cement based materials production. In addition, since Ti and Fe is also found in adequate level in the ash, it is also possible to extract the metals to get the pure one having wide and valuable functions. The presence of K and P, as fertilizer components, in the ash with significant amount, it is also interesting to evaluate the effect of the ash covering the soil on its fertile. However, the low pH of the ash is also observed that is due  to the presence of S in considerable amount, leading to the soil becomes unfertile. Although the hazard heavy (Pb, Cd, Cr, Cu, and Ni are found in the ash, the contamination of the metals in the rivers and wells are not detected.  Dispersion of the ash is also indicated to increase Fe content in the rivers and wells, but no effect in the water collected in the covered tower, enabling it to be used as drinking water. It is hoped that the detail chemical composition reported in this paper, is useful for further research and development in geological, civil and mineral engineering, agriculture, fishery, and environmental fields.

  10. Integrated geophysical studies on the area east of Abu Gharadig basin, southern Cairo, Egypt, using potential field data

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    Mohammed Mohamed El-Awady

    2016-12-01

    Euler deconvolution of magnetic and gravity data reveals clustering of solution along fault trends or causative bodies centers. The Euler depth estimate to the basement surface shows a good correlation with the depth determined by the power spectrum method where its value ranges around 4 km. The interpreted basement tectonic map of the study area is dominated by ENE–WSW Syrian Arc, NW–SE Gulf of Suez and Red Sea, NE–SW Aqaba, E–W Mediterranean and N–S East Africa tectonic trends. The older tectonic trends were reactivated then intersected by younger ones.

  11. APLIKASI ABU SEKAM PADA KONDISI DIBAWAH KAPASITAS LAPANG PADA LIMA VARIETAS PADI GOGO: HASIL DAN KOMPONEN HASIL

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    Ahadiyat Yugi Rahayu

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective of the study was to know application of burned-rice husk under lower soil field capacity on yield and yield components. The pot study was done at wire house Faculty of Agriculture Jenderal Soedirman University. Randomized complete block design was applied with the factors of variety (Situ patenggang, Limboto, Towuti, Batutegi dan Aek sibundong and burned-rice husk (0, 2, 4, 6 t/ha, and three times replication.  The result showed that application of burned-rie husk up to 6 t/ha could not improve yield and yield component at all varieties. Towuti and Aek sibundong varieties resulted the higher numbers of tiller and panicle, and weight of grain wth the values of 38,8 and 41,8; 26,31 and 27,71; 36,06 and 37,24 g, respectively. Aek sibundong had a highest value of 1000 seeds weight of 25,09 g. Batu tegi resulted the highest value on  panicle length and, number of grain per panicle and per pot of 23,62; 206,71 and  2540,58, respectively

  12. Technical feasibility of a seabed gallery seawater intake at Ras Abu Ali Island, Arabian Gulf, Saudi Arabia

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    Rachman, Rinaldi; Missimer, Thomas M.

    2014-01-01

    high quality raw seawater even before pretreatment. Subsurface intakes extract seawater indirectly through the geological structure of shoreline or nearshore sediments. Water percolation through geological units provides physical and biological

  13. Pemanfaatan Silika Abu Sekam Padi sebagai Bahan Pengisi Rubber Membrane Filter Press untuk Memisahkan Minyak Inti Sawit

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    Nasruddin

    2012-01-01

    This research was aimed to obtain rubber membrane filter press (RMFP) from natural rubber (NR) as well as synthetic rubber (chloroprene rubber and nytrike butadiene rubber). The research method was done my vulcanizing natural rubber, synthetic rubber, and filler to shape RMFP. Research formulation was done with 8 units of experiments using variations of mixers that have been pre-determined. The examination to the RMFP was done with ASTM test methods that cover parameters such as viscometer mo...

  14. Upaya Meningkatkan Kualitas Bokashi Melalui Pemberian Cangkang Telur, Abu Dapur, Dan Urine Sapi Serta Penerapannya Dalam Budidaya Sawi Secara Organik

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    Walunguru, Lena; Lende, Aloysius Ng

    2008-01-01

    Increasing Quality of Bokashi by Apply Eggshell Powder, Ash, and Cow Urine and Application in Cultivation of Organic Mustard Green. The research aimed to know quality of bokashi added eggshell powder, ash, and cow urine to plant productivity.The research used Completely Randomized Block Design consisting of eight treatments were bokashi (B0), bokashi added eggshell powder (B1), bokashi added ash (B2), bokashi added cow urine (B3), bokashi added eggshell powder and ash (B4), bokashi added egg...

  15. 75 FR 66360 - Transportation and Energy Products and Services Trade Mission; Doha, Qatar, and Abu Dhabi and...

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    2010-10-28

    ... the target markets, as well as U.S. companies seeking to enter these markets for the first time, are... partnerships which will allow their companies to expand in to new markets. The mission will include, but is not... chain systems and strategies; energy products and services; smart grid technologies; mass transportation...

  16. Metallothionein and Glutathione Content as Biomarkers of Metal Pollution in Mussels and Local Fishermen in Abu Qir Bay, Egypt

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    Aziza A. Saad

    2016-01-01

    Ethical Approval. Ethical approval was given by the ethics committee of Alexandra University (US Department of Health and Human Services, Registration of an Institutional Review Board, IORG0008812 Medical Research Institute, Expires 4/8/2019, OMB No: 0990-0279.

  17. Pengaruh Penambahan Limbah Padat Abu Terbang Batubara(fly Ash) Terhadap Kekuatan Tekan Dan Porositas Genteng Tanah Liat Kabupaten Pringsewu

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    Febriyansyah, Puji; Tarkono,; Zulhanif,

    2013-01-01

    Fly ash, chemicallyis analumino-silicamineral containing Ca, K, and Na elements, fly ash has amoderate to high bonding capacity characteristic , and has acement-forming properties. In this study the authors use the industrial fly ash coal waste as an alternative mixture of tile manufacture. The tiles manufactured by mixing clay, sand, water and fly ash. Then smoothed with ekstuder machine and forming kuweh then aerate for 3 days, before do the dieing process . Tile dried for 4 days, then do f...

  18. Analyzing and comparing the two grade- ten mathematics textbooks versions (Arabic and English used in Abu Dhabi schools.

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    Yousef Abosalem

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available This study was conducted to compare two grade- ten mathematics textbooks according to Bloom's Taxonomies. In the Arabic version, 37 out of 70 periods (55.29% were given to plane geometry and trigonometry, whereas 29 out of 70 periods (41.41% were allocated for geometry and trigonometry. Also, 12 periods (17.14% were allocated for algebra in the Arabic version, whereas 19 periods (27.14% in the English version. As concluded in the above percentages, more concentration was given to geometry in the Arabic version compared to Algebra in the English version. The results indicated that in the geometry chapter in the Arabic version, the educational objectives percentages ranged from 40.0 %( comprehension to 8.75 (synthesis and evaluation, and 62.86 % of the educational objectives were in the lower levels of Bloom's Taxonomies. Whereas in the English version the Geometry chapter ranged from 45.65 % (application to 10.87% (synthesis, and for the same chapters, 63.04 % were in the lower levels of Bloom's taxonomies. For the Algebra chapter, the objectives ranged from 56.25% (application to 6.25 %( synthesis and evaluation and from 47.62 % (application to 4.76 % (comprehension and synthesis in the Arabic and English versions respectively. With respect to educational objectives, 79.11 % of the educational objectives were at the application level in Arabic version compared to 93.27 % for the application in the English one.

  19. Shaping Pedagogical Approaches to Learning through Play: A Pathway to Enriching Culture and Heritage in Abu Dhabi Kindergartens

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    Baker, Fiona S.

    2018-01-01

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Social Affairs has launched an initiative to revive traditional play so as to increase children's knowledge of the UAE's rich culture, traditions and heritage. Inspired by the initiative, this qualitative study is a synthesis of locally written historical accounts interlaced with 52 Emirati kindergarten…

  20. Design multiperiod optimization model for the electricity sector under uncertainty – A case study of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi

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    Betancourt-Torcat, Alberto; Almansoori, Ali

    2015-01-01

    Highlights: • Generic and novel multiperiod stochastic model is developed for UAE power sector. • The presented model is formulated as a mixed-integer linear programing problem. • Power infrastructure over 25 years is outlined under natural gas price uncertainty. • Low electricity prices and better social and environmental benefits were obtained. - Abstract: In this study, a multiperiod model that considers uncertainty in the gas feedstock fuel price is developed for the optimal design of electric power systems. The optimization problem was formulated as a multiperiod stochastic programming model using the GAMS® modeling system. Previous studies have analyzed the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) power infrastructure either using a deterministic point of view or simulation tools (e.g., MESSAGE and MARKAL). These previous research has demonstrated that natural gas will remain playing a significant role as key feedstock fuel in the UAE’s power sector. However, the present work is designed to be the first to consider different supply options for the natural gas feedstock (i.e., domestic, pipeline imports, and LNG imports) and electricity imports in the UAE power sector. Moreover, the natural gas supply and electricity import options are considered to be decision variables in the problem’s formulation. Additionally, the considered case studies assumed a realistically existing power infrastructure for the UAE, whereas previous works considered the planning of the UAE power infrastructure as a Greenfield project. Also, to the authors’ knowledge this is the first work to consider a robust optimization model for planning the UAE power infrastructure under uncertainty in the long term horizon. The model was used to study the planning of the power plant infrastructure in the UAE between 2015 and 2040 under uncertainty in the natural gas price. The optimization results show that the model is a valuable tool for planning the optimal power plant infrastructure of the country, reducing levelized electricity costs, and mitigating social and environmental damages

  1. Pengaruh Kombinasi Pupuk Kandang Sapi dan Abu Sabut Kelapa sebagai Pupuk Utama dalam Budidaya Tanaman Brokoli (Brassica oleracia L.

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    Eko Binti Lestari

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available This research aims to study the effectiveness of coconut fibre ash as an additive nutrient for growth and yield of Broccoli (Brassica oleracia L., and to determine the best combination between manure and coconut fibre ash in organic farming of Broccoli. This research conducted using single factor experiment that arranged in Randomized Completely Block Design (RCBD. The treatments are (1 Manure 0,75 kg + Coconut fire ash 24,3 g (2 Manure 0,75 kg + Coconut fibre ash12,15 g, (3 Manure 0,75 kg + without Coconut fibre ash, (4 Manure 1 kg + Coconut fibre ash 24,3 g, (5 Manure 1 kg + Coconut fibre ash 12,15  g, (6 Manure 1 kg + without coconut fibre ash, (7 Manure 1,25 kg + Coconut fibre ash 24,3 g, (8 Manure 1,25 kg + Coconut fibre ash 12,15 g, (9 Manure 1,25 kg + without coconut fibre ash. The result showed that the combination between manure and coconut fibre ash have not significantly different in number of leaves, flowering time, fresh weight, flower size, fresh weight of flower. However, the combination between manure 1,25 kg and coconut fibre ash 24,3 g is considered to be the most efficient in organic farming of Broccoli.

  2. A virulent parent with probiotic progeny: comparative genomics of Escherichia coli strains CFT073, Nissle 1917 and ABU 83972

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    Vejborg, Rebecca Munk; Friis, Carsten; Hancock, Viktoria

    2010-01-01

    Escherichia coli is a highly versatile species encompassing a diverse spectrum of strains, i.e. from highly virulent isolates causing serious infectious diseases to commensals and probiotic strains. Although much is known about bacterial pathogenicity in E. coli, the understanding of which geneti...

  3. The use of the Egyptian dialect in the satirical newspaper Abu naddāra zarʾa

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    Zack, L.; Durand, O.; Langone, A.D.; Mion, G.

    2014-01-01

    The Egyptian dialect of the second half of the nineteenth century is very well documented. Indeed, there are many textbooks and works of grammar on the subject, such as those by Spitta-Bey (1880), Nallino (1900), Willmore (1901), Vollers (1890) and Burkitt & Vollers (1895), as well as dictionaries

  4. OS PROGRAMAS DE TRANSFERÊNCIA CONDICIONADA DE RENDA NA AMÉRICA LATINA: especificidades de uma realidade que se mantém

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    Aline Fátima do Nascimento

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available This article aims to develop a reflection about the income transfer programs developed in Latin America and the various conditionalities that are required from the beneficiaries to stay in the programs, considering four countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico. Therefore, initially it is presented a context of the socio-economical landscape of Latin America, which highlights the structural reforms, economic growth and social spending of the countries mentioned. The second step is to characterize the Program Income Transfer, focusing the conditionalities of each of the countries analyzed in order to identify their proposals, similarities and differences, and attempting to problematize the conditionalities required from the beneficiaries to stay in the programs, relating them to meet the Millennium Development Goals.

  5. Entre o bordado e a renda: condições de trabalho e saúde das labirinteiras de Juarez Távora/Paraíba

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    Tânia Batista da Cunha

    Full Text Available Este artigo trata da análise da atividade desenvolvida por um grupo de mulheres, em uma cidade do interior da Região Nordeste do Brasil, que se dedicam a um artesanato denominado “labirinto”. Trata-se de um bordado trabalhoso, utilizado para produzir peças de decoração e vestuário. O objetivo do estudo é verificar a relação das condições e da organização do trabalho e a saúde das labirinteiras. Foram utilizados os aportes teóricos da ergonomia da atividade e da psicodinâmica do trabalho, por permitirem analisar o trabalho real e as vivências subjetivas de prazer e sofrimento ligadas ao trabalho. Como instrumentos metodológicos, foram utilizadas observações, entrevistas individuais e entrevistas em grupo. Os resultados indicam que se trata de uma atividade majoritariamente desenvolvida por mulheres que se acham inseridas no mercado informal de trabalho. O processo, a organização e as condições de trabalho tornam essas trabalhadoras dependentes de comerciantes intermediários, em situação vulnerável para a saúde e sem poder de mobilização para se organizarem em cooperativas de trabalho.

  6. Epidemiologia do óbito fetal em população de baixa renda Epidemiology of fetal death in a low income population

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    Márcia M. A. de Aquino

    1998-03-01

    Full Text Available A morte fetal não é uma entidade rara e, em países em desenvolvimento, suas causas mais prevalentes continuam sendo passíveis de controle e/ou tratamento. O objetivo deste estudo foi investigar causas de morte fetal em uma população brasileira. Foi um estudo descritivo realizado no Hospital Maternidade Leonor Mendes de Barros, em São Paulo. Foram estudadas 122 gestantes com diagnóstico de óbito fetal e idade gestacional de vinte semanas ou mais. Os procedimentos estatísticos utilizados foram média e desvio-padrão. As principais causas de morte identificadas foram hipertensão arterial e infecções e em um quarto dos casos a causa não foi determinada. Concluiu-se que uma proporção importante de óbitos era prevenível e que houve taxa significativa de causas não-identificadas. Os resultados deste estudo poderão ser úteis para orientação de programas de prevenção primária, principalmente quanto à assistência pré-natal.Fetal death may not be considered an unusual event and, in developing countries, the most prevalent causes could be possibly controlled and/or treated. The purpose of the present study was to investigate causes of fetal death in a Brazilian population. This is a descriptive study performed at the Hospital Maternidade Leonor Mendes de Barros in São Paulo. The study subjects were 122 pregnant women with diagnosis of fetal death and gestation age of 20 or more weeks. The statistical procedures used were means and standard deviation. The main causes of the fetal death were hypertensive disorders and infections and, for a quarter of the cases, they were not identified at all. It is concluded that an important percentage of fetal deaths would have been prevented and that there was a significant number of unidentified causes. Results of the present study might be useful to orientate a primary prevention health program, specially concerning antenatal care.

  7. Consumo alimentar e antropometria relacionados à síndrome de fragilidade em idosos residentes em comunidade de baixa renda de um grande centro urbano

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    Amanda de Carvalho Mello; Marilia Sá Carvalho; Luciana Correia Alves; Viviane Pereira Gomes; Elyne Montenegro Engstrom

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    Resumo: O objetivo deste estudo foi descrever dados antropométricos e de alimentação relacionados à síndrome de fragilidade em idosos. O desenho foi transversal, com indivíduos ≥ 60 anos de inquérito domiciliar realizado em Manguinhos, Município do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (n = 137). Foram obtidos o diagnóstico de síndrome de fragilidade segundo Fried et al., medidas antropométricas e aplicado questionário de frequência de consumo alimentar, comparando-se às recomendações do Ministério da Saúde...

  8. Discriminação e Segmentação no Mercado de Trabalho e Desigualdade de Renda no Brasil

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    Ricardo Paes de Barros; Samuel Franco; Rosane Mendonça

    2007-01-01

    In this paper we avaluate the contribution of two different forms of discrimination (by gender and color) and three different types of segmentation (spacial, sectorial and between the formal and informal segments) in the labor market, regarding the reduction of the inequality degree in the labor remuneration and in per capita income. With the exeption of the segmentation between the formal and informal segments, all the other forms of discrimination and segmentation declined during the the de...

  9. Electric power generation using photovoltaic solar cells for low income rural population; Geracao de energia eletrica com celula solar fotovoltaica para populacao rural de baixa renda

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    Gastaldi, Andre Fava; Souza, Teofilo Miguel de; Mesquita, Rafael Pimenta [Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP), Guaratingueta, SP (Brazil). Centro de Energias Renovaveis], e-mail: teofilo@feg.unesp.br

    2004-07-01

    With the growing electric energy use demand and almost not expansion of the energy mesh (basically composed by hydroelectric plants) existing in the country, several others methods of alternative energy generation may be necessary. Beyond that, the usually employed energy is becoming much more costly, rarer and politically more impracticable like burn fuels as oil and coal. The use of renewable approaches of energy, that are 'infinite' energies (as the wind and the light of the sun, for example), can become an excellent alternative. In this new energy group, the solar energy transformed by the use of photo voltage cells is becoming very important. The 'clear' solar radiation tends to be a more intelligent and practical option, and the future technology of energy storage will be able to solve the problem of the regions that have less sunny days. Its main advantages on the other alternative sources of energy are the trustworthiness and the previsibility. Its biggest disadvantage consists on the fact that technical limitations can not allow a solar energy generator to distribute electricity for a city. It is interesting to notice that with the development of projects as this in alternative energy, isolated areas that does not access electricity distribution network (as some far regions), it has become the most viable option of generation of electric energy. Another point is that even with the distribution network it has to be checked if it is possible to use this electricity consulting the company credential that work at those localities of consumption. Moreover, many regions of the country already installed the solar energy system for water heating, confirming that, the existing structure allows the installation of a a solar cells generation energy system without many problems. In this project, we introduce a method for electric energy generation by solar cells for rural population of low gains. This option uses low cost materials but with a good quality level. Also presents a comparative table showing a kit for rural areas employment which is constituted of: 3 fluorescent light bulbs (power of 9 W, 3 hours per day, 7 days per week), 1 T.V. of 14' ' (power of 15 W, 3 hours per day, 7 days per week) and 1 Radio (power of 5 W, 6 hours per day, 5 days per week). (author)

  10. Renda da Terra, Expansão da Fronteira Imobiliária, Gentrificação e Exclusão no Brasil (2009-2015

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    Fabian Scholze Domingues

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    Full Text Available This article uses the differential rent theory of David Ricardo to offer an economic explanation for the recent rise in property prices and rents seen in Brazil between 2009 and 2015. Unlike the advocates of the existence of a speculative bubble in the housing market, it is proposed that increase price in rents and properties come from the expansion of the urban frontier, largely caused by the public policies of housing geared to low-income classes. As in the Ricardian model, the analysis is done by dividing the society into three social classes: workers, capitalists and rentiers. It is argued that nominal prices will not decrease, as would be expected if the origin of the phenomenon had been located in the credit market. Thus, the main beneficiaries of this policy is the class of rentiers, not the worker class, neither the capitalist class. The differential rent theory also allows explain movements of gentrification and exclusion, ie revaluation central areas with good urban infrastructure, but degraded, resulting in the exclusion of large population, removed to areas far from the center of metropolitan areas. As a result, to solve the long term problem of housing shortage and ensure the right to housing, the government should create a coordinated set of regulatory measures for the housing policy. These policies should aimed not only housing construction, as well as control of the rent prices, to reduce the excessive burden on housing, and create of a social tax on vacant dwellings, to curb property speculation.

  11. A DESIGUALDADE DE RENDA E A EDUCAÇÃO PODEM EXPLICAR A CRIMINALIDADE?: uma análise para os estados brasileiros

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    Renata Costa de Carvalho

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to understand the Economics of Crime, an issue very relevant today in Brazilian states. From theoretical and empirical research and test, it will analyze the hypothesis that the homicide rate is positively related to the level of income inequality and negatively with the level of education, expenses with security and income. The test will be conducted for all states, except the Federal District, in the nine years between 2001 and 2009. The methodology is based on the econometric model on panel data with fixed effects and random effects estimator which model was used in the Ordinary Minimum Square (OLS. As the result has found that the fixed effects model showed the most meaningful statistics, the random effects model showed the expected sign on its coefficient in 50 % of the explanatory variables, while the Hausman test proved that the random effect model is better to explain the hypothesis.

  12. CAPITAL PORTADOR DE JUROS E PROGRAMAS DE TRANSFERÊNCIA DE RENDA: monetarização das políticas sociais e contra reforma

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    Giselle Souza da Silva

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available this article focuses on social policies, from a Marxist analysis about the monetary capital and on its ́ dynamics, which involves the whole society in times of financial capitalism. We discuss how the development process of monetary capital affects social policies in a contemporary basis, imposing them a new financial logic by rearranging the pattern of social protection in the Brazilian society. We understand that it undermines the constitutional victories presented in the Constitution of 1988 regarding the defense of its ́ fundamental principles, as well as the implementation of the policies pursued. Finally, we analyze the way this form of capital expands its ́ dynamics towards the poor people by the programs of income transference and how it promotes the monetary influence over the social policies.

  13. Chlamydia trachomatis: um importante agente de infecções respiratórias em lactentes de famílias de baixa renda

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    Edna Lucia Souza

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Determinar a prevalência de infecção do trato respiratório inferior (ITRI por Chlamydia trachomatis em lactentes internados e descrever as características clínicas, laboratoriais e radiológicas da doença. MÉTODOS: Este foi um estudo do tipo corte transversal, realizado durante um período de 12 meses. Foram incluídos todos os lactentes de até 6 meses internados consecutivamente no Centro Pediátrico Professor Hosannah de Oliveira da Universidade Federal da Bahia, em Salvador, BA, com diagnóstico clínico ou clínico-radiológico de ITRI. O diagnóstico de infecção por C. trachomatis foi realizado através da pesquisa de anticorpos da classe IgM, utilizando-se o ensaio imunoenzimático (ELISA. A prevalência de ITRI por C. trachomatis foi determinada, e foram calculadas as razões de prevalência para essa infecção e variáveis clínicas e laboratoriais. RESULTADOS: Cento e cinquenta e um lactentes realizaram sorologia para C. trachomatis, das quais 15 (9,9% foram positivas. A infecção por C. trachomatis ocorreu unicamente entre os menores de 5 meses, principalmente naqueles menores de 2 meses. Três crianças com infecção por C. trachomatis nasceram de parto cesáreo. Conjuntivite e eosinofilia ocorreram em 33,3% dos casos. As radiografias de tórax se mostraram alteradas em 92% dos casos. Demonstrou-se associação da infecção por C. trachomatis com duração de internação superior a 15 dias (p = 0,0398 e com oxigenoterapia (p = 0,0484. CONCLUSÕES: Houve alta prevalência de ITRI por C. trachomatis na população estudada. A infecção por esta bactéria foi associada a uma forma mais grave da doença, demonstrando a importância de se investigar essa infecção na gestante de forma a evitar o adoecimento de recém-nascidos.

  14. Modelo de investimento de longo prazo em renda fixa com alavancagem da rentabilidade baseado na expectativa atuarial e no diferencial da taxa de juros

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    Giachero, Osvaldo Silvio

    2008-01-01

    A proposta de um investimento de longo prazo, que faça o investidor vislumbrar taxas de retorno acima da média de mercado, poderá carrear recursos ao sistema financeiro, que alcançarão os filões do setor produtivo carente de capital de longa maturação. Entretanto, os sistemas financeiros estão fadados à dualidade de que maior rentabilidade nas captações, ao mesmo tempo em que aumenta a atratividade dos poupadores, também onera o custo final do capital, inviabilizando a implemen...

  15. Esposas como principais provedoras de renda familiar Esposas como principales proveedoras de la renta familiar Wives as the main household earners

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    Izabel Guimarães Marri

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho procura discutir um aspecto ainda pouco explorado do papel da mulher na formação dos rendimentos familiares, que é a situação na qual as esposas obtêm, no mercado de trabalho, rendimentos superiores aos de seus cônjuges. Além da descrição de características demográficas e socioocupacionais destas mulheres e de seus cônjuges, procura-se discutir as seguintes questões: como algumas das características observadas estão correlacionadas com a probabilidade de as famílias terem as esposas como principais provedoras; a não reversão dos padrões tradicionais de divisão do trabalho, já que a mulher mantém um número de horas muito maior do que seus cônjuges nas tarefas domésticas, mesmo quando é a principal provedora financeira do casal; e os diferenciais no rendimento médio de maridos e esposas provedores e a decomposição deste diferencial entre o que pode ser atribuído às características produtivas de ambos os grupos e o que é geralmente chamado de discriminação.Este trabajo procura discutir un aspecto aún poco explorado del papel de la mujer en la formación de los rendimientos familiares, que es la situación en la cual las esposas obtienen, en el mercado de trabajo, rendimientos superiores a los de sus cónyuges. Además de la descripción de características demográficas y socio-ocupacionales de estas mujeres y de sus cónyuges, se busca discutir los siguientes aspectos: como algunas de las características observadas están correlacionadas con la probabilidad de que las familias tengan a las esposas como principales proveedoras; la no reversión de los estándares tradicionales de división del trabajo, ya que la mujer dedica un número de horas mucho mayor que sus cónyuges a las tareas domésticas, aún cuando es la principal proveedora financiera de la pareja; los diferenciales en el rendimiento promedio de maridos y esposas proveedores y la descomposición de este diferencial entre lo que puede ser atribuido a las características productivas de ambos grupos y lo que es generalmente llamado discriminación.In this article three questions related to wives who outearn their husbands in Brazil are examined. First we discuss the demographic and socio-economic characteristics associated with the probability that the wife will be the main earner. Second, the patterns of the division of labor among couples where the women are the primary earners are examined, especially as to whether the women spend more time on domestic work than their husbands. Third, we quantify differentials in income between wife and husband earners and examine how these differentials are explained by differences in (1 professional characteristics between men and women and (2 discrimination.

  16. Biodiesel and employment and income generation: an analysis of input-output; Biodiesel e geracao de emprego e renda: uma analise de insumo-produto

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    Lucena, Thomas Krisp de; Young, Carlos Eduardo Frickmann [Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Niteroi, RJ (Brazil). Dept. de Economia], e-mail: thomaskl@ig.com.br

    2008-07-01

    This article analysis the National Program of Biodiesel Production, and presents a methodology to estimate the direct and indirect effects of employment and wages generation using the Input-Output Model developed by Leontief. Four different simulations are carried out, but even in the most optimistic case, the results presented by the Government exceed considerably the estimates obtained using data from the Brazilian national accounts. The main recommendation is that these estimates need to be redone, in order to present more realistic expectations for the job and income generation from the expansion of the bio diesel. (author)

  17. Evaluation of land capability and suitability for irrigated agriculture in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE, using an integrated AHP-GIS model

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    Aldababseh, A.; Temimi, M.; Maghelal, P.; Branch, O.; Wulfmeyer, V.

    2017-12-01

    The rapid economic development and high population growth in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have impacted utilization and management of agricultural land. The development of large-scale agriculture in unsuitable areas can severely impact groundwater resources in the UAE. More than 60% of UAE's water resources are being utilized by the agriculture, forestry, and urban greenery sectors. However, the contribution of the agricultural sector to the national GDP is negligible. Several programs have been introduced by the government aimed at achieving sustainable agriculture whilst preserving valuable water resources. Local subsistence farming has declined considerably during the past few years, due to low soil moisture content, sandy soil texture, lack of arable land, natural climatic disruptions, water shortages, and declined rainfall. The limited production of food and the continuing rise in the food prices on a global and local level are expected to increase low-income households' vulnerability to food insecurity. This research aims at developing a suitability index for the evaluation and prioritization of areas in the UAE for large-scale agriculture. The AHP-GIS integrated model developed in this study facilitates a step by step aggregation of a large number of datasets representing the most important criteria, and the generation of agricultural suitability and land capability maps. To provide the necessary criteria to run the model, a comprehensive geospatial database was built, including climate conditions, water potential, soil capabilities, topography, and land management. A hieratical structure is built as a decomposition structure that includes all criteria and sub-criteria used to define land suitability based on literature review and experts' opinions. Pairwise comparisons matrix are used to calculate criteria' weights. The GIS Model Builder function is used to integrate all spatial processes to model land suitability. In order to preserve some flexibility for future agricultural pathways, different types of crops are considered. This process helped in recommending a set of findings that will determine whether large-scale plantations are recommended for the UAE. It also identifies the kind of crops that have the highest potential to adapt to the hot and dry weather without affecting the crops yield.

  18. 76 FR 73760 - In the Matter of the Designation of Ibrahim Suleiman Hamad al-Hablain, Also Known as Abu Jabal...

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 7698] In the Matter of the Designation of Ibrahim Suleiman... poses a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States. Consistent with the...

  19. Jebel Hafit and the Al Ain oases (Eastern Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates): an integrative approach of a cultural landscape through the scope of geodiversity

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    Giusti, Christian; Louchet, André; Beuzen-Waller, Tara; Ragala, Rachid; Pavlopoulos, Kosmas; Fouache, Éric; Cohen, Marianne; Desruelles, Stéphane; Gramond, Delphine

    2015-04-01

    As it can be seen on satellite images, geological, and geomorphological maps, the Jebel Hafit and its foothills are a rare example of landforms developed at the transition between a compressive area in the east, i.e. the Northern Oman Mountains, and a stable cratonic platform in the west, i.e. the Arabic Platform which, from a structural point of view, represents the foreland of the previous folded domain. The mountains of Jebel Hafit formed in response to two main orogenic events in Late Cretaceous (obduction of Semail Ophiolite and associated rocks) and in the Late Eocene to Miocene (formation of foreland folds). Concerning the environment, landforms of the Jebel Hafit appears today under extreme arid climatic conditions. But, as it is evidenced by the density and variety of archaeological remains that have led to the inscription of the sites on the World Heritage List, the situation was different yesterday. It is well known that desert have changed through time, so present conditions may not necessarily be those that have moulded desert surface. This is particularly clear when we travel back by the thought from present to a more or less distant period in the past. It is therefore legitimate to study the biophysical remnants of paleo-environments, which accompany the development of human settlements and the increasing impact of societies on the environment. A particular challenge will be to discriminate clearly the effect of the active present-day climatic-driven processes (such as thermal fatigue weathering, salt weathering, wind corrasion, sporadic flooding…) and those of prehistoric times, which requires a geoarchaeological and paleoenvironmental approach of the Holocene as a whole and also before (Late Pleistocene). An important point not to be forgotten is that severe rainstorms happen on the area only at a highly variable temporal scale, especially hurricanes coming from the Indian Ocean and that may travel west of the Oman Mountains. At the level of human settlements and occupation, it is possible to characterize a threefold transition: first, the former transition between the pre-Islamic prehistoric societies and the development of Muslim societies; second, the more recent transition between the traditional historical society (farmers) and the contemporary society, characterized by the growth of urbanization, the creation of modern transport infrastructure and the concomitant growth of tourist flows; third, the current transition between the yesterday and tomorrow Al Ain City, due to the transformation of a local town centred on national economics all along the second half of the twentieth century, into an international town more open to the wider world with the management of a possible increased 20 % of tourist flow because of the inscription of Cultural Sites of Al Ain on the UNESCO's World Heritage List. It is not possible to completely ignore the fact that the Jebel Hafit and its foothills are partly crossed by an international boundary. In case of political tensions, this may cause some difficulties for the management of this territory, with contradictory requirements between security, tourism, traditional land use, and scientific research.

  20. Changing the face of Abu Ghraib through mental health intervention: U.S. Army mental health team conducts debriefing with military policemen and Iraqi detainees.

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    Smith, Marshall H; Brady, Patrick J

    2006-12-01

    A critical incident stress debriefing (CISD) was conducted with two U.S. Army military police officers (MPs) and 11 Iraqi detainees who experienced the untimely death of a detainee. The CISD was conducted by a psychiatrist and a psychologist, who used the seven-step debriefing model created by Jeffrey Mitchell in 1983. A primary goal of CISD is to diminish the impact of a traumatic event and ultimately to prevent the onset of post-traumatic stress disorder. An unexpected finding was that the debriefing provided an opportunity for the MPs and detainees to clear preconceived notions about each other, enhancing mutual collaboration. The purpose of this article is to describe how a mental health team used a CISD as an intervention in treating MPs and detainees who experienced a common tragic event.

  1. Prevalence of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in dromedary camels in Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates.

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    Yusof, Mohammed F; Eltahir, Yassir M; Serhan, Wissam S; Hashem, Farouk M; Elsayed, Elsaeid A; Marzoug, Bahaaeldin A; Abdelazim, Assem Si; Bensalah, Oum Keltoum A; Al Muhairi, Salama S

    2015-06-01

    High seroprevalence of Middle East respiratory syndrome corona virus (MERS-CoV) in dromedary camels has been previously reported in United Arab Emirates (UAE). However, the molecular detection of the virus has never been reported before in UAE. Of the 7,803 nasal swabs tested in the epidemiological survey, MERS-CoV nucleic acid was detected by real-time PCR in a total of 126 (1.6 %) camels. Positive camels were detected at the borders with Saudi Arabia and Oman and in camels' slaughter houses. MERS-CoV partial sequences obtained from UAE camels were clustering with human- and camel-derived MERS-CoV sequences in the same geographic area. Results provide further evidence of MERS-CoV zoonosis.

  2. Molecular Adjuvants Based on Nonpyrogenic Lipophilic Derivatives of norAbuMDP/GMDP Formulated in Nanoliposomes: Stimulation of Innate and Adaptive Immunity

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    Turánek Knotigová, P.; Zyka, Daniel; Mašek, J.; Kovalová, Anna; Křupka, M.; Bartheldyová, E.; Kulich, P.; Koudelka, Š.; Lukáč, R.; Kauerová, Z.; Vacek, A.; Stuchlová Horynová, M.; Kozubík, Alois; Miller, A. D.; Fekete, Ladislav; Kratochvílová, Irena; Ježek, Jan; Ledvina, M.; Raška, M.; Turánek, J.

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 32, č. 4 (2015), s. 1186-1199 ISSN 0724-8741 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP304/10/1951; GA TA ČR TA01011165 Grant - others:GA MŠk(CZ) ED0006/01/01; GA ČR(CZ) GBP503/12/G147; GA MŠk(CZ) CZ.1.07/2.3.00/30.0043; GA MŠk(CZ) CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.01642 Program:GB Institutional support: RVO:61388963 ; RVO:68081707 ; RVO:68378271 Keywords : adjuvant * bone-marrow radioprotection * liposome * muramyl dipeptide * vaccine Subject RIV: CC - Organic Chemistry; CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry (FZU-D); BO - Biophysics (BFU-R) Impact factor: 3.260, year: 2015

  3. A granular t abu search algorithm for a real case study of a vehicle routing problem with a heterogeneous fleet and time windows

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    Bernal, Jose; Escobar, John Willmer; Linfati, Rodrigo

    2017-07-01

    We consider a real case study of a vehicle routing problem with a heterogeneous fleet and time windows (HFVRPTW) for a franchise company bottling Coca-Cola products in Colombia. This study aims to determine the routes to be performed to fulfill the demand of the customers by using a heterogeneous fleet and considering soft time windows. The objective is to minimize the distance traveled by the performed routes. Design/methodology/approach: We propose a two-phase heuristic algorithm. In the proposed approach, after an initial phase (first phase), a granular tabu search is applied during the improvement phase (second phase). Two additional procedures are considered to help that the algorithm could escape from local optimum, given that during a given number of iterations there has been no improvement. Findings: Computational experiments on real instances show that the proposed algorithm is able to obtain high-quality solutions within a short computing time compared to the results found by the software that the company currently uses to plan the daily routes. Originality/value: We propose a novel metaheuristic algorithm for solving a real routing problem by considering heterogeneous fleet and time windows. The efficiency of the proposed approach has been tested on real instances, and the computational experiments shown its applicability and performance for solving NP-Hard Problems related with routing problems with similar characteristics. The proposed algorithm was able to improve some of the current solutions applied by the company by reducing the route length and the number of vehicles.

  4. Pengaruh Peningkatan Jumlah Abu Kulit Buah Kelapa Sebagai Katalis Dalam Pembuatan Metil Ester Dengan Bahan Baku Minyak Sawit Mentah (Crude Palm Oil)

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    Sihotang, Allen Rianto

    2014-01-01

    Methyl esters are generally synthesized through transesterification with mild alcohol to using conventional alkaline catalysts are NaOH, KOH, and others. So by using coconut husk ash as a catalyst can be an alternative to conventional catalysts are very expensive. In the manufacture of methyl ester in this study is using two-stage reaction such as, esterification reaction with a strong acid catalyst (H2SO4) to reduce free fatty acids and transesterification with methanol which variated the am...

  5. A new species of decorator crabs, genus Menaethiops Alcock, 1895 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Majoidea: Epialthidae), from Abu-Musa Island, Persian Gulf, Iran.

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    Naderloo, Reza

    2015-03-02

    Menaethiops abumusa n. sp. is closely similar to M. bicornis Alcock, 1985, and M. gadaniensis Kazmi & Tirmizi, 1999, regarding the relatively contiguous rostral spines. The new species is easily distinguishable from its two congeners by having distinctly round angles of orbital eaves and distally divergent rostral spines. Whereas in M. bicornis, and M. gadaniensis, the angles of orbital eaves are anteriorly produced and rostral spines are closely attached to each other along their entire length.  Other morphological differences include the carapace spination/granulation, basal antennal segments, and morphology of the male's first gonopod. Menaethiops gadaniensis was described from Gadani, Pakistan and was only known from the type locality, but is here recorded for the first time from the Gulf of Oman.

  6. Pemanfaatan Abu Tandan Kosong Kelapa Sawit Untuk Menurunkan Kandungan Minyak/Lemak BOD Dan COD Dari Limbah Cair Pabrik Kelapa Sawit

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    Sari, Riris Duma

    2011-01-01

    An investigation of the utilization of oil palm empty fruit bunch ash to reduce the content of oil/grease, BOD and COD from oil mill effluent. Samples of palm oil mill effluent from wastewater treatment plant of PT Nusantara IV (Persero) oil processing unit sopsa of Padang Lawas district. Samples taken from the last pond will be discharged into the environment. Empty Fruit of Oil Palm Ash taken from the kitchen burning empty fruit bunches PT Nusantara IVB (Persero) units Sosa of Padang Law...

  7. Opening Address [International Conference on Human Resource Development for Introducing and Expanding Nuclear Power Programmes, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), 14-18 March 2010

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    Amano, Y [International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)

    2012-10-15

    Full text: It is a pleasure for me to open this IAEA conference on Human Resource Development for Introducing and Expanding Nuclear Power Programmes. I am very grateful to the Government of the United Arab Emirates for hosting this important event. As you know, the world is witnessing a resurgence of interest in nuclear power. The IAEA has projects on introducing nuclear power with no fewer than 58 of our Member States. We expect between 10 and 25 new countries to bring their first nuclear power plants on line by 2030. These are momentous changes. However, some countries are concerned about a possible shortage of skilled professionals in the nuclear field in the coming decades. The generation of professionals who built and led the nuclear power industry for much of the past 50 years is approaching retirement and in some countries not enough students are coming up through the educational system to take their place. Naturally, we, at the IAEA, want to do all we can to help Member States address this issue. That is why we have organized this conference. The situation is different in each country. For countries with expanding nuclear power programmes, the challenge is to scale up their existing education and training in order to have the required qualified workforce on time. Countries planning to supply nuclear technology to others must not only meet their national human resource needs, but also be able to transfer education and training capacity together with the technology they provide. Finally, countries embarking on nuclear power cannot become too dependent on their technology supplier and need to develop their own home grown expertise and skills base. The IAEA would be happy to help interested States to formulate country specific policies on human resource development, education, training and knowledge management in support of nuclear power programmes. We could also help countries make better use of training facilities, research reactors and other educational infrastructure. We could play a role in ensuring high standards for nuclear education and training and establish a framework for countries to recognize each other's educational qualifications. I look forward to hearing the ideas of this very knowledgeable and distinguished audience and wish you every success with the conference. (author)

  8. The Possibility of Using Irradiated Khishni (Liza abu) Fish Meal Instead of the Imported Protein Sources in The Diet of Common Carp (Cprinus carpio L.)

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    AL shammaa, A.A; Abu Tabigh, S.M; Al Fadily, M.K.

    2005-01-01

    Two experiments were done,the first for ten week,in which fish meal (FM) were used instead of animal protein (AP). A total of (12) group of young common carps Cyprinus carpio L.(25.98±0.27 gm.) were fed on four experimental diets. The first three diets were with 4%, 8% and 12% of (FM) (total replacement),specific growth rate, final fish weight and protein efficiency ratio. Whereas, in the second experiment, a total of (15) groups of C.carpio (36,44±0.23 gm)were fed on five experimental diets in which (FM) were used by 12% and 15% instead of (AP) as well as by 10% and 15% instead of Soyabean meal . The fifth diets was with 0% (F M). Statistical analysis (CRD and Dun cans test ) showed no significant differences (P>0.05) between the experimental diet according to food conversion ratio. According to these results dried irradiated Khishni can be used as a (FM). and to be a good replacer for all (AP) and 50% of Soyabean (c.p. 44%) in the diet of common carp.) (author)

  9. A granular t abu search algorithm for a real case study of a vehicle routing problem with a heterogeneous fleet and time windows

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    Bernal, Jose; Escobar, John Willmer; Linfati, Rodrigo

    2017-01-01

    We consider a real case study of a vehicle routing problem with a heterogeneous fleet and time windows (HFVRPTW) for a franchise company bottling Coca-Cola products in Colombia. This study aims to determine the routes to be performed to fulfill the demand of the customers by using a heterogeneous fleet and considering soft time windows. The objective is to minimize the distance traveled by the performed routes. Design/methodology/approach: We propose a two-phase heuristic algorithm. In the proposed approach, after an initial phase (first phase), a granular tabu search is applied during the improvement phase (second phase). Two additional procedures are considered to help that the algorithm could escape from local optimum, given that during a given number of iterations there has been no improvement. Findings: Computational experiments on real instances show that the proposed algorithm is able to obtain high-quality solutions within a short computing time compared to the results found by the software that the company currently uses to plan the daily routes. Originality/value: We propose a novel metaheuristic algorithm for solving a real routing problem by considering heterogeneous fleet and time windows. The efficiency of the proposed approach has been tested on real instances, and the computational experiments shown its applicability and performance for solving NP-Hard Problems related with routing problems with similar characteristics. The proposed algorithm was able to improve some of the current solutions applied by the company by reducing the route length and the number of vehicles.

  10. Exposição à violência entre adolescentes de uma comunidade de baixa renda no Nordeste do Brasil Exposure to violence among adolescents in a low-income community in the northeast of Brazil

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    Geisy Lanne Muniz Luna

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available O estudo analisou a exposição dos adolescentes à violência, considerando o acesso à arma, o uso abusivo de álcool e/ou uso de drogas ilícitas e sua autoestima, e investigou a influência de fatores socioeconômicos, escolares e características familiares com a exposição a esse fenômeno. Estudo transversal, realizado em Fortaleza, Ceará, em 2009, com 458 adolescentes. Foram utilizados questionários e/ou entrevistas estruturadas para coleta dos dados e na análise aplicamos o teste de correlação de Pearson, com a confiabilidade de 95%. Ao correlacionar a exposição do adolescente à violência com as variáveis naturalidade (p = 0,020, tempo de estudo em anos (p = 0,009, absenteísmo escolar (p This a cross-sectional study made in Fortaleza, Ceará, 2009, which included 458 teenagers and analyzed their exposure to violence, describing their access to weapons, alcohol abuse, illegal drug use and their self-esteem by investigating their socio-economic, school and family characteristics and exposure to the phenomenon. A questionnaire and/or structured interviews were used for data collection, and analysis involved Pearson's chi-square test, with 95% reliability. Of the 458 participants, 17.7% were considered to be exposed to criminal violence. Significant variables for exposure to violence included: place of birth (p = 0.020, years of schooling (p = 0,009, school absenteeism (p < 0.001, the father as the head of the family (p = 0.026, alcohol-addicted parents (p < 0.001, good/very good family relationships (p = 0.009, and parents' dissatisfaction with their children's friends (p < 0.001. Thus, it is necessary that public policies focus on a support network for care of adolescents and that urban centers organize themselves socially and politically in the quest for understanding the effects of exposure to violence among adolescents in low-income communities.

  11. Lows income residential tariff - An analysis of the application under the cross subsidies viewpoint; A tarifa residencial de baixa renda: uma analise de sua aplicacao perante a questao de subsidios cruzados

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    Prado Junior, Fernando Amaral de Almeida [Secretaria de Estado de Energia, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

    1998-12-31

    The paper evaluates the impacts of a new policy in electricity pricing applied to residential customers with low income, specially in the view point of crossed subsides. This paper shows some inconsistencies in the new policy and relate the experience of CESP - Companhia Energetica de Sao Paulo - in it`s propose of adapting the low income to its franchise area. Also made an analysis of the policy`s homogeneity among different utilities. (author) 6 refs., 7 figs.; e-mail: fprado at sp.gov.br

  12. Solar stove as a mechanism of appropriate energy by the low-income population in Sergipe, Brazil; Fogao solar como mecanismo de apropriacao de energia pela populacao de baixa renda em Sergipe

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    Brazil, Osiris Ashton Vital; Silva, Maria Susana [Sergipe Parque Tecnologico (SERGIPETEC), Aracaju, SE (Brazil); Araujo, Paulo Mario Machado de; Doria, Mary Barreto; Claudia Andrade, Leao Ana [Instituto de Tecnologia e Pesquisa (LEM/ITP), Aracaju, Sergipe (Brazil). Lab. de Energia e Materiais; Teixeira, Olivio [Universidade Federal do Sergipe (UFS), Aracaju, SE (Brazil)

    2008-07-01

    This work presents the experience from the realization of social workshops technology of construction and use of the solar stove box type in Sergipe State. The workshops were realized in 2007 and in the beginning from 2008 like mechanisms to appropriate the low income family to the use of the solar energy. The workshops accompanying enables to analyze the dynamic and propose betterments in the construction process of the innovation. The incentive to the solar stove use is justified by the fact of low income population frequently use logs like energetic for cook. The reached results in the workshops made possible the discussion of the mechanism from appropriation of the solar stove by the population in the government State action optic. (author)

  13. Controle dos resíduos sólidos com envolvimento de população de baixa renda The involvement of low-income population in the control of solid waste

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    José Luiz Crivelatti de Abreu

    1990-10-01

    Full Text Available Tendo em vista a melhora de condições de saúde em uma favela da cidade de São Paulo, Brasil, foram realizados dois estudos sobre a alteração de comportamento relacionados à coleta e triagem do lixo, com participação ativa da população. Utilizando técnicas da aprendizagem, foram conseguidas modificações no comportamento coletivo de modo a melhorar as condições de salubridade no local. Os resultados, que mostram a adequação dos procedimentos empreendidos, sugerem possíveis contribuições da psicologia à saúde pública.Two studies were undertaken with a view to improving the health conditions of a shanty town area in the city of S. Paulo, Brazil. The objective was to modify littering behavior and to implement litter-control procedures with the participation of the inhabitants. Results demonstrated the adequacy of the procedures adopted and suggest a possible contribution on the part of psychology to public health.

  14. Setor de turismo, desenvolvimento econômico e desigualdade de renda: um estudo para a Região Nordeste do Brasil, a partir da matriz insumo-produto inter-regional

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    O setor de turismo tem chamado atenção no cenário internacional devido ao elevado crescimento das atividades turísticas no mundo. Nesse contexto, o Nordeste do Brasil possui grandes vantagens comparativas, pois é uma região com dotação de fatores propícios ao aproveitamento econômico dessas atividades, como, por exemplo, o litoral extenso formado por belas praias. Assim, neste estudo foram analisadas as participações das atividades turísticas na economia do Nordeste e suas relações intersetor...

  15. Analysis of the feasibility of solar heating systems composite for packaging recyclable for use in rural low income; Analise da viabilidade economica de sistemas de aquecedores solares compostos por embalagens reciclaveis para utilizacao em comunidades rurais de baixa renda

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    Gabriel Filho, Luis Roberto Almeida; Maiochi, Tamara; Pereira, Danilo F.; Magalhaes, Marcelo M. de [Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP), Tupa, SP (Brazil)], email: gabrielfilho@tupa.unesp.br; Cremasco, Camila P. [Faculdade de Tecnologia (FATEC), Presidente Prudente, SP (Brazil); Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP), Botucatu, SP (Brazil). Dept. de Bioestatistica

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    Solar heaters are an appropriate technology for tropical and sub tropical to warm bath water through the energy in sunlight. The development of conventional solar heaters is in the market and its acceptance is still low due to high cost. However, low-cost solar heaters have been developed in recent years to meet a consumer demand that currently do not have access to this technology, especially low-income rural communities. The aim of this study was to analyze the economic feasibility of solar water heaters built with recyclable materials (plastic bottles and milk cartons) through the consequent reduction of sales of electricity. For development work, a heater was built with recyclable materials in accordance with the manuals provided by the Department of the Environment of Parana (SEMA) and found time to use electric showers by families of rural properties in order to determine the costs and billing of electricity. By spending on materials, we concluded that the system was feasible, with amortization over 13 months in fixed installments of R$ 23.79. (author)

  16. A prática do auto-exame da mama em mulheres de baixa renda: um estudo de crenças The practice of breast self-examination among low-income women: a study of beliefs

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    Suy-Mey C. de Mendonça Gonçalves

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    Full Text Available Tem sido objeto de preocupação da literatura médica e, mais recentemente, da psicológica, a alta prevalência do câncer de mama nas mulheres. O diagnóstico precoce muito favorece na redução dos índices e, entre os meios de detecção, o "auto-exame da mama" se caracteriza como uma prevenção secundária, sem custos e segura. Pesquisas demonstram, contudo, que a prática do auto-exame da mama é insatisfatória, principalmente em mulheres de escolaridade e nível sócio-econômico baixos. Segundo a Teoria da Ação Racional (TRA, a maioria dos comportamentos humanos pode ser explicada em termos de crenças comportamentais ou normativas. Nesse sentido, a presente pesquisa teve por objetivo investigar as crenças modais salientes desse estrato populacional, desprovido de informações claras e serviços de saúde efetivos, através de um levantamento em uma amostra de 40 mulheres entrevistadas em ambulatórios públicos de João Pessoa (PB. As entrevistas continham itens sobre as vantagens e desvantagens do auto-exame da mama, conhecimentos e dados sócio-demográficos. A média de idade da amostra foi de 32,5 anos (DP = 11,37. As entrevistas indicaram um total de 132 crenças comportamentais, que foram categorizadas em nove dimensões e 166 crenças normativas, categorizadas em quatro dimensões. Estes resultados demonstraram que as crenças influenciam a adesão à prática do auto-exame da mama e servirão de base para que os profissionais que lidam com campanhas públicas de prevenção voltem sua atenção para esses aspectos e abordem conteúdos que promovam não só a prática do auto-exame da mama, mas outras estratégias preventivas nesta significativa população.It has been object of concern to the medical literature and, more recently, to psychology, the high prevalence of breast cancer in women. The early diagnosis helps to decrease the index, and among the methods for detection, the "breast self-examination" appears as a secondary prevention, secure and without costs. Researches have shown, however, that the practice of breast self-examination is not satisfactory, mainly to women of a low schooling as well as a low social-economic level. According to the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA, most of human behavior can be explained in terms of behavioral or normative beliefs. So, the present research aims to investigate the prominent modal beliefs of low income women, who lack clear information and effective health services, by using a sample of 40 women interviewed at a public hospital in João Pessoa (PB, Northeast of Brazil. The interviews contained items about the advantages and disadvantages of the breast self-examination, knowledge and sociodemographic data. The average age of the sample was 32,5 years (DP = 11,37. Results indicate a total of 132 behavioral beliefs, which were classified into 9 dimensions and 166 normative beliefs, classified into 4 dimensions. These results demonstrate that beliefs do influence adherence to a practice of breast self-examination, and might make public prevention campaigns to turn their attention to these aspects, promoting not only the practice of breast self examination, but other preventive strategies for this significant portion of the population.

  17. Ways to use and building solar heating with reusable materials in rural and urban low-income communities; Formas de utilizacao e construcao de aquecedores solares com materiais reaproveitaveis em comunidades rurais e urbana de baixa renda

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    Gabriel Filho, Luis Roberto Almeida; Putti, Fernando Ferrari [Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP), Tupa, SP (Brazil); Seraphim, Odivaldo Jose [Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (FCA/UNESP), Botucatu, SP (Brazil). Fac. de Ciencias Agronomicas; Cremasco, Camila Pires [Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (FCA/UNESP), Botucatu, SP (Brazil); Faculdade de Tecnologia (FATEC), Presidente Prudente, SP (Brazil); Caneppele, Fernando de Lima [Universidade de Sao Paulo (FZEA/USP), SP (Brazil). Fac. de Zootecnia e Engenharia de Alimentos; Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP), Itapeva, SP (Brazil)

    2012-11-01

    The search for cleaner energy sources, gave rise to the solar heaters, which are the most widely used systems in energy savings for heating water, but due to its high investment cost, this device becomes inaccessible to low-income communities. Noting the demand for low cost system for these communities, the project aimed to promote the scientific dissemination in academia and the population to build solar heaters composed of recyclable packaging such as milk cartons and bottles pet. and due to large populations still residing in rural areas, this becomes feasible, because it is a small-scale system and easy construction and because of this facility may be disseminated among the neighbouring owners, and can be used for domestic use, as well as in rural utensils hygiene. For the realization of the project, the prototypes were developed in the interior of the Sao Paulo cities and rural properties. The courses will aim the dissemination and the methods to be carried out the construction of the systems and the end was carried out a questionnaire, which sought to verify the effective deployment and construction in residential properties. From the present study seeks to start a deployment of these types of systems at State level, and aims to create public policies for the promotion of their actual deployment in all cities in the State from this project. (author)

  18. GUARANTEED MINIMUM INCOME FOR ALL: A CASE OF THE EU AND EEA -- RENDA MÍNIMA PARA TODOS: O CASO DA UNIÃO EUROPEIA E DO ESPAÇO ECONÔMICO EUROPEU

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    Full Text Available For the European Union, the question and the Future of Social Security Law, comes at critical moment: the natural tendency for creation new barriers that is inherent for each national welfare state as an international threshold of inequity has been even enhanced by pending European integration. All mature European welfare states are restrictive and every nation has filters which separates out desirable migrants in terms of their labour market potential. This article proves that neither old member states, nor the new ones are an exception. In our comparison, German social assistance scheme (especially the special Law on Social Benefits for Asylum-Seekers guarantees, thanks to the active Constitutional Court, better positions for migrants than respective Czech laws. Even so, German laws set forth enough protective clauses to being able marginalised asylum-seekers as in the Czech Republic or any other member state of the EEA. Keywords: Guaranteed Minimum Income. European Welfare State. Social Security.

  19. Os efeitos do Programa Minha Casa Minha Vida para a população de baixa renda em Marília-SP: a construção de uma ilusão

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    The central idea of this thesis is on understanding how the construction and production of housing comprises a trama urbana in Brazil. Through a sociological perspective and the historic rescue, we seek to highlight the effects and limitations of recent urban policy brazilian and, more specifically, the housing policy for the low-income population, focused on Program My Home My Life. It is understood that this Program aimed at democratizing the access to housing for people excluded from the h...

  20. Redes sociais em comunidades de baixa renda: os efeitos diferenciais dos laços fracos e dos laços fortes Social networks in low-income communities: the differential effects of weak and strong ties

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    Antônio Augusto Pereira Prates

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo demonstramos, a partir de uma replicação qualitativa de um estudo quantitativo, que os sistemas fechados de interação - aqui denominados capital social - e os abertos - laços fracos - são fenômenos de natureza distinta e, consequentemente, desempenham funções distintas na determinação da capacidade de articulação coletiva de indivíduos e no grau de eficácia de ações coletivas. A hipótese principal do artigo é que, enquanto capital social tem a ver com maior capacidade dos membros da comunidade para articular mobilização social, os laços fracos dizem respeito à capacidade de a comunidade conseguir benefícios, como saneamento básico, segurança pública, transporte coletivo, saúde e lazer - aqui denominada eficácia coletiva. A metodologia adotada baseia-se na replicação qualitativa de um survey, com três estudos de caso em comunidades periféricas da Região Metropolitana de Belo Horizonte, sobre a importância dos laços fracos para a ação eficaz da comunidade diante do poder público.This article demonstrates, through a qualitative replication of a quantitative research - a survey - that the concepts of closed interaction systems - social capital - and open ones - weak ties - refer to different kinds of social phenomena and, therefore, have independent roles in determining the individuals' capability of collective articulation as well as the effectiveness of the collective actions. The main hypothesis is that while social capital has to do with the people's ability to articulate social mobilization, weak ties have to do with the community's capability to obtain services such as sanitation, public safety, transportation, health care and leisure facilities - here called collective effectiveness. The study comprised a qualitative replication of a survey, with three case studies of low-income communities in the Belo Horizonte metropolitan area.

  1. Vegetable oil as fuel for electric power generation at Rondonia, BR, small agglomerate as way of revenue generation; Oleo vegetal como combustivel para energia eletrica em pequenos aglomerados de Rondonia como forma de geracao de renda

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    Moret, Artur de Souza [Fundacao Universidade Federal de Rondonia (UNIR), Porto Velho, RO (Brazil)]. E-mail: amoret@unir.br

    2006-07-01

    This text approaches the question energy having as based alternative combustible reference in vegetal oils and the Decentralized Generation of Energy, for attendance of isolated systems and with small load, having as conceptual base the partner-economic-ambient sustain ability, being the economic chain of the entailed and conditional energy to the ambient, social aspects, technician, politicians, financiers and economics. This text intends to demonstrate to the mechanisms used in a research and development project (P and D) for the determination and domain of energy generation, electricity and power, from vegetal oils of suitable oleaginous to the State of Rondonia for a Extractive Reserve. Having as reference the contribution for the local and sustainable development of isolated localities, for the generation of job and income, for the energy self-sufficiency of isolated localities and to make available alternative to the companies of the electric sector of energy availability of isolated communities. (author)

  2. O cuidador familiar, o paciente gravemente enfermo e a morte : a visão e os possíveis aprendizados de familiares cuidadores de pacientes gravemente enfermos em uma comunidade de baixa renda de um centro urbano brasileiro

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    O envelhecimento populacional e o aumento das doenças crônicas não transmissíveis geram uma demanda crescente por Programas de Cuidados Domiciliares em Atenção Primaria à Saúde, de capacitação de familiares cuidadores e de profissionais da saúde para lidar com a doença avançada e a terminalidade. Esta pesquisa subscreve essa realidade e objetiva compreender a visão de quem cuida de um familiar com doença avançada e os possíveis aprendizados dos cuidadores durante esse processo de cuidar de qu...

  3. Concepts of anemia among low income Nicaraguan women Conceptos de anemia entre mujeres nicaragüenses de baja renta Conceitos de anemia entre mulheres nicaragüenses de baixa renda

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    Rita L. Ailinger

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Anemia is a common health problem among women throughout the world, however, there has been minimal research on women's concepts of anemia. The purpose of this study was to examine concepts of anemia in low income Nicaraguan women. A qualitative design was used. Audio-taped open-ended interviews in Spanish with 14 women were used to obtain data. Tapes were transcribed and content analyzed. The findings indicate that few of the women had biomedically accurate concepts of anemia, such as that it was due to lack of iron from poor eating. Others held folk medical beliefs including home remedies, for example drinking the milk of a mare or beet juice and eating certain foods such as bean soup. Most of the women did not know any symptoms of anemia and a few reported that it can develop into leukemia. These concepts of anemia are instructive for nurses working with patients from Nicaragua and will be useful in developing nursing interventions to alleviate this public health problem.La anemia es un problema de salud común entre las mujeres alrededor del mundo, sin embargo, se han realizado pocas investigaciones sobre los conceptos de anemia entre las mujeres. El propósito de este estudio fue examinar los conceptos de anemia en mujeres Nicaragüenses de bajos ingresos económicos. La investigación fue de orden cualitativa. Para la recolección de datos, se realizaron entrevistas semiestructuradas, grabadas en castellano, con 14 mujeres. Las cintas grabadas fueron transcritas y se realizó un análisis de contenido. Los resultados indican que pocas mujeres poseen conocimientos biomédicos sobre anemia, por ejemplo, la ingestión de alimentos pobres en hierro. Otras expresaron creencias populares, como remedios caseros, ingestión de leche de yegua o jugo de remolacha y ciertos alimentos como sopa de judías. La mayoría de las mujeres no conocía ningún síntoma de anemia y pocas relataron que creían que esta enfermedad podría transformarse en leucemia. Estos conceptos de anemia son instructivos para las enfermeras que trabajan con pacientes en Nicaragua y será de mucha utilidad para desarrollar intervenciones de enfermería para aliviar este problema de salud pública.A anemia e um problema de saúde comum entre as mulheres de todo a mundo inteiro, mas tem havido um mínimo de investigação sobre os conceitos de anemia entre as mulheres. O objetivo deste estudo foi o de analisar os conceitos de anemia em mulheres nicaragüenses com baixos rendimentos. Foi utilizado um desenho qualitativo. Para a coleta de dados, entrevistas semi-estruturadas foram conduzidas, áudio gravadas em espanhol para 14 mulheres. As fitas foram transcritas e tornou-se uma análise conteúdo. Os resultados indicam que poucas mulheres possuem conhecimento biomédico preciso sobre anemia, tal como ingestão de alimentos pobre em ferro. Outras mantiveram outras crenças populares incluindo remédios caseiros, ingestão de leite de égua ou suco de beterraba e certos alimentos como sopa de feijão. A maioria das mulheres não conhecia nenhum sintoma de anemia e poucas relataram que pode progredir para leucemia. Estes conceitos de anemia são esclarecedores para os enfermeiros que trabalham com doentes na Nicarágua e que será muito útil para desenvolver intervenções de enfermagem para minorar o problema de saúde pública.

  4. Gallery forest restoration by the attainment of carbon credit: a social-environmental proposal for low-income community; Restauracao de mata ciliar pela viabilizacao de credito de carbono: uma proposta socio-ambiental para comunidade de baixa renda

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    Coelho, Maria Carolina Crisci

    2007-07-01

    Due to intensification in climate changes by anthropogenic causes, to the recognition of the environmental importance of the Gallery Forest and its intense degradation, this work presents an analysis of the possibilities of carbon credit attainment by low-income community, as part of an incentive program for the restoration of these areas. Two ways are demonstrated: projects of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), in the scope of the Kyoto Protocol, that generate credits called certified emission reductions; and projects based on voluntary scheme, that generate voluntary emission reductions. Both are difficult to organize and implement. For example: the eligibility of an area, baseline study, monitoring, non-permanence risks of storage carbon, technical and operational structures, operational and business costs, regulated market in consolidation and guarantee of credit acquisition. Nevertheless, this second market presents greater flexibility and acceptance for the forest projects. The social-environmental benefits of these projects are significant and the valuation of their environmental services can revert in financial incentives for low-income community, since that adequately remunerated. The carbon credit can help in the implementation of these projects, contributing for local restoration of the areas and also for carbon capture by the atmosphere, which this is a global subject. (author)

  5. Employment and income generation within the framework of the 'Luz para todos' program in the State of Amazonas, Brazil; Geracao de emprego e renda no ambito do programa Luz para Todos no estado do Amazonas

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    Souza, Rubem Cesar Rodrigues; Moraes, Betsy Eddy Praia; Souza, Cristiane Daliassi Ramos de [Universidade Federal do Amazonas (UFAM), Manaus, AM (Brazil). Centro de Desenvolvimento Energetico Amazonico

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    The low level of the electric demand to be accomplished in the isolated Amazon communities, associated to the low purchasing power of those populations and the high costs for electrification of these, they impose the implementation of concrete actions of generation of job and income when it intend to assure the universalization of the electric power service in isolated Amazon communities, as ir the case of the program 'Luz para Todos'. The present article shows that is being developed by the committee state manager of the program 'Luz para Todos' in the amazon state, demonstrating that it is possible to assure good results since the effective involvement of several agents is made possible. (author)

  6. A Substituição da Contribuição Patronal para o Faturamento: Efeitos Macroeconômicos, sobre a Progressividade e Distribuição de Renda no Brasil

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    Wilton Bernardino da Silva

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Na esfera Nacional, as Medidas Provisórias 563/2012, 582/2012, 601/2012 e 612/2013 propõem a substituição da alíquota previdenciária patronal do INSS por uma alíquota tributária de 1% ou 2% sobre o faturamento, esta alteração sendo feita em setores econômicos intensivos em trabalho. O presente estudo avalia impactos econômicos dessas mudanças sobre os agregados, setores e famílias na economia brasileira. Os resultados sugerem que os efeitos da substituição se devem exclusivamente à redução da carga tributária embutida na proposta, mas sem impacto relevante na redução das distorções do sistema tributário brasileiro.

  7. METROPOLlZAÇÃO E GESTÃO URBANA NA ILHA DO MARANHÃO: efeitos socioambientais da produção imobiliária de baixa renda

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    Frederico Lago Burnett

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyzes the process of metropolization on the island of Maranhão under the influence of low-income housing production in two periods of its history. If, at first, federal funding for the construction of large housing estates on the border of the capital caused the occupation of rural areas far from the central district of Paço do Lumiar and São José de Ribamar, at present, the cost of land and the high concentration in São Luis, led the Program "My House, My Life" to disperse thousands of homes in isolated points in those cities, denying the poorest the right of Iiving in the city.

  8. Tecnologia, distribuição de renda e implicações para o crescimento: algumas notas sobre a visão da Cepal nas décadas de 1970 e 80

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    Angela Welters

    2009-06-01

    industrialization in the mid-seventies and in the eighties is reviewed. It is argued that although both authors belong to the same theoretical tradition, there is a key difference in how they perceive the viability of peripheral capitalism.

  9. Tecnologia, distribuição de renda e implicações para o crescimento: algumas notas sobre a visão da CEPAL nas décadas de 1970 e 1980

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    Angela Welters

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    Full Text Available This paper discusses how Prebisch and Fajnzylber, two authors representative of the thought of the Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLA, interpreted the industrialization crisis experienced by many Latin American countries beginning in the mid-seventies. The focus of the paper is on the effect of technology and income distribution on growth, two variables that played a significant role in shaping the crisis. The ideas of the two authors are compared, and ECLA´s criticism of import-substitution policies in the mid-seventies and in the eighties is reviewed. It is argued that although both authors belong to the same theoretical tradition, there is a key difference in how they perceive the viability of capitalism in developing countries.

  10. Prevalence, Risk Factors and Antimicrobial Resistance of ...

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    Background: Asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU) in antenatal women is microbiological diagnosis ... 287 asymptomatic pregnant women who attended the antenatal clinic at a tertiary care ... that antimicrobial treatment of ABU during pregnancy.

  11. Bush lubas al-Zarqawi järglase kinni püüda / Aadu Hiietamm

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    Hiietamm, Aadu, 1954-

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    USA president George W. Bush teatas, et tapetud terrorivõrgustiku al Qaeda Iraagi haru liidri Abu Musab al-Zarqawi järglaseks nimetatud Abu Hamsa al-Muhajir on kuulutatud enim tagaotsitavaks terroristiks

  12. Benefits and Harms of Treatment of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis by the European Association of Urology Urological Infection Guidelines Panel

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    Köves, Bela; Cai, Tommaso; Veeratterapillay, Rajan; Pickard, Robert; Seisen, Thomas; Lam, Thomas B.; Yuan, Cathy Yuhong; Bruyere, Franck; Wagenlehner, Florian; Bartoletti, Riccardo; Geerlings, Suzanne E.; Pilatz, Adrian; Pradere, Benjamin; Hofmann, Fabian; Bonkat, Gernot; Wullt, Björn

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    People with asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU) are often unnecessarily treated with antibiotics risking adverse effects and antimicrobial resistance. We performed a systematic review to determine any benefits and harms of treating ABU in particular patient groups. Relevant databases were searched and

  13. Escherichia coli Isolates Causing Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Catheterized and Noncatheterized Individuals Possess Similar Virulence Properties

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    Watts, Rebecca E; Hancock, Viktoria; Ong, Cheryl-lynn Y

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    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common infectious diseases of humans, with Escherichia coli being responsible for >80% of all cases. Asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU) occurs when bacteria colonize the urinary tract without causing clinical symptoms and can affect both catheterized...... patients (catheter-associated ABU [CA-ABU]) and noncatheterized patients. Here, we compared the virulence properties of a collection of ABU and CA-ABU nosocomial E. coli isolates in terms of antibiotic resistance, phylogenetic grouping, specific UTI-associated virulence genes, hemagglutination...

  14. Pengaruh pemberian abu sekam padi sebagai bahan desikan pada penyimpanan benih terhadap daya tumbuh dan pertumbuhan bibit kakao (The effects of rice husk ash as desiccation material of seed storage on viability and cocoa seedling growth.

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    Pudji Rahardjo

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    Full Text Available Rice husk ash as desiccation material can be used to maintain seed viability in storage through its ability to absorb humidity during its storage. High relative humidity caused seed moisture content to increase so the respiration rate of seed increases and uses faster food stock. Finally the viability of seed is lost. A research on use of rice husk ash as desiccation material of cocoa seed storage was conducted in Agronomy Laboratory and Kaliwining Experimental Station, Indonesian Coffee and Cocoa Research Institute. Completely Randomized Design was used in this research with treatment of rice husk ash application on cocoa seed as follows: 0 g/100 seeds (A, 5 g/100 seeds (B, 10 g/100 seeds (C, 15 g/100 seeds (D, and 20 g/100 seeds (E. This experiment used four replications. Cocoa seeds were stored in plastic bag within carton box in ambient temperature. The storage periods were 1, 2, and 3 weeks, and parameters of observation consisted of electrical conductivity of dipped water of cocoa seeds, percentage of seed germination, percentage of seed emergence, early growth parameters at one month old including seedlings height of seedling, diameter, leaf number, root length, and dry weight. The result of the experiment showed that the use of rice husk ash at 5-10 g/100 seeds could maintain electrical conductivity of dipped water at low level, percentage of seed germination at 99-100 % and percentage of seed emergence at 79-91% after two weeks storage. The use of rice husk ash at 5-10 g/100 seeds after two weeks storage affected height of cacao seedling, but did not affected stem diameters, leaf numbers, root lengths, and dry weights

  15. Abu-Rabia, S. (1996. Attitudes and cultural background and their relationship to reading comprehension in a second language: A comparison of three different social contexts. International Journal of Applied Linguistics24(5, 711-721. Afflerbach, P. (1986

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    Inayatullah Kakepoto

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    Full Text Available This study investigated the effect of content familiarity and test format on Iranian English learners. The participants of this were advanced students studying at different language institutes in Isfahan, Iran. To sample the subjects of this study, the latest version of Oxford Placement Test was administered to 428 students studying at advanced level in 6 different language institutes. Based on the results of the OPT test and for the sake of homogeneity 70 students were considered as the target participants of the study. Each participant was given a test of reading comprehension with familiar content and unfamiliar content. Each test contained multiple choice, true/false, and fill in the blanks test items. Factorial design results indicated that test takers had a significantly better performance on content familiar tests and sub tests. It also became clear that their performance on multiple choice section either in content familiar and content unfamiliar test was superior to that of true/false and fill in the blanks. It will be of endless help to test makers and language teachers to be aware of the role test format and content of the test can play on test takers’ performance.

  16. Enhancement of immune response towards non-lipidized Borrelia burgdorferi recombinant OspC antigen by binding onto the surface of metallochelating nanoliposomes with entrapped lipophilic derivatives of norAbuMDP

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    Křupka, M.; Mašek, J.; Bartheldyová, E.; Turánek Knotigová, P.; Plocková, J.; Korvasová, Z.; Škrabalová, M.; Koudelka, Š.; Kulich, P.; Zachová, K.; Czerneková, L.; Strouhal, O.; Horynová, M.; Šebela, M.; Miller, A. D.; Ledvina, Miroslav; Raška, M.; Turánek, J.

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    Roč. 160, č. 2 (2012), s. 374-381 ISSN 0168-3659 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP304/10/1951; GA TA ČR TA01011165; GA AV ČR(CZ) KAN200520703; GA AV ČR KAN200100801 Grant - others:GA UP(CZ) LF-2010-014; GA UP(CZ) LF-2011-002 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40550506 Keywords : Borrelia burgdorferi * OspC * metallochelating liposomes * MDP Subject RIV: CC - Organic Chemistry Impact factor: 7.633, year: 2012

  17. Stimulation of innate immunity in newborn kids against Cryptosporidium parvum infection-challenge by intranasal/per-oral administration of liposomal formulation of N-L 18-norAbu-GMDP adjuvant

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    Turánek, J.; Kašná, A.; Koudela, Břetislav; Ledvina, Miroslav; Miller, A. D.

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    Roč. 131, č. 5 (2005), s. 601-608 ISSN 0031-1820 R&D Projects: GA MZe QF3115 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z60220518; CEZ:AV0Z4055905 Keywords : Cryptosporidium parvum * immunomodulation * liposomes Subject RIV: EC - Immunology Impact factor: 1.703, year: 2005

  18. Metallochelating liposomes with associated lipophilised norAbuMDP as biocompatible platform for construction of vaccines with recombinant His-tagged 3 antigens: Preparation, structural study and immune response towards rHsp90

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    Mašek, J.; Bartheldyová, E.; Turánek-Knotigová, P.; Škrabalová, M.; Korvasová, Z.; Plocková, J.; Koudelka, Š.; Škodová, P.; Kulich, P.; Křupka, M.; Zachová, K.; Czerneková, L.; Horynová, M.; Kratochvílová, Irena; Miller, A. D.; Zyka, Daniel; Michálek, J.; Vrbová, J.; Šebela, M.; Ledvina, Miroslav; Raška, M.; Turánek, J.

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    Roč. 151, č. 2 (2011), s. 193-201 ISSN 0168-3659 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP304/10/1951; GA AV ČR KAN200520703; GA AV ČR KAN200100801 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100520; CEZ:AV0Z40550506 Keywords : recombinant vaccine * liposome Subject RIV: EC - Immunology Impact factor: 5.732, year: 2011 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6T3D-520M1P7-1&_user=625012&_coverDate=01%2F21%2F2011&_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_orig=gateway&_origi

  19. A Controlled Quasi-Experimental Study of an Educational Intervention to Reduce the Unnecessary Use of Antimicrobials For Asymptomatic Bacteriuria

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    Irfan, Neal; Brooks, Annie; Mithoowani, Siraj; Celetti, Steve J.; Main, Cheryl; Mertz, Dominik

    2015-01-01

    Background Asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU) should only be treated in cases of pregnancy or in-patients undergoing urologic procedures; however, unnecessary treatment of ABU is common in clinical practice. Objective To identify risk factors for unnecessary treatment and to assess the impact of an educational intervention focused on these risk factors on treatment of ABU. Design Quasi-experimental study with a control group. Setting Two tertiary teaching adult care hospitals. Participants Consec...

  20. Strategic Communication Through Design: A Narrative Approach

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    detainees at Abu Grahib and their actions were not indicative of approved United States policy. This incident of abuse, documented by the perpetrators...strategic effects after gaining international exposure due to new media. Abu Gharib is an example of how events at a tactical level can be used by...of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi on June 8, 2006. This characterization was soon to be proved false. Cell phone video footage showed the grim details of the

  1. Armed Conflict in Syria: Overview and U.S. Response

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    of the Euphrates River valley from the Syrian border to Abu Ghraib on the outskirts of Baghdad, and was conducting intense military operations in...underscoring growing tensions among Sunni extremists in the region. In July 2013, ISIL attacked prisons at Abu Ghraib and Taji in Iraq, reportedly...groups, and Baathists in Iraq. Background The group’s ideological and organizational roots (Figure 2) lie in the forces built and led by the late Abu

  2. Assessing Army Values in New Soldiers: Development of a Behaviorally Anchored Peer Evaluation Form

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    incidents like the 2004 Abu Ghraib Prison Scandal and the 2006 Mahmoudiya rape-murder case, though anomalous and atypical, raise questions about whether...41-60. Fay, G. R. (2004) Army Regulation (AR) 15-6. Investigation of the Abu Ghraib Detention Facility and 205th Military Intelligence Brigade...Gebhardt, J.F. (2005). The Road to Abu Ghraib : US Army Detainee Doctrine and Experience. Fort Leavenworth, Kansas: Combat Studies Institute Press

  3. Debunking the Myth of the Strategic Corporal

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    19 CHAPTER 4: Case Study 2: Iraq: Abu Ghraib Prison Torture .............................. 23 CHAPTER 5: Case Study 3: Iraq: Blackhearts...Before (New York: Atria Paperback, 2014), 68·73. 13 incidents include, the U.S. Anny’s detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib , the British detainee abuse in...that encourages more crime. Perhaps the first and most widely publicized Broken Window was the Abu Ghraib detainee abuse scandal. First revealed in

  4. Mobile Reclassification Training for the Army National Guard: A Possible Solution for a Readiness Problem

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    Keasling, Timothy W

    2005-01-01

    .... With incidents at Abu Ghraib Detention Facility demonstrating how important training of RC soldiers is effective reclassification training is the cornerstone of providing qualified ARNG for mobilization...

  5. The Combating Terrorism Center at West Point: Radical Islamic Ideology in Southeast Asia

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    debriefing by the US, Guantanamo Bay 2008 . According to Nasir Abas, a Malaysian JI member, when Abu Bakar Ba’asyir visited the DI camp in Torkham on the...teachings and writings of prominent clerics; there is no equivalent of an Abu Bakar Bashir or Hashim Selamat, to say nothing of a Abu Muhammad al...9 of JI, Abu Bakar Ba’asyir and Abdullah Sungkar, have connections with al-Qa’ida and sent a number of Indonesians and Malaysians to train in Afghan

  6. Asymptomatic bacteriuria Escherichia coli strains

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    Hancock, Viktoria; Nielsen, E.M.; Klemm, Per

    2006-01-01

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) affect millions of people each year. Escherichia coli is the most common organism associated with asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU) in humans. Persons affected by ABU may carry a particular E. coli strain for extended periods of time without any symptoms. In contrast...... to uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC) that cause symptomatic UTI, very little is known about the mechanisms by which these strains colonize the urinary tract. Here, we have investigated the growth characteristics in human urine as well as adhesin repertoire of nine ABU strains; the ability of ABU strains to compete...

  7. Low-income families' perceptions on the use of drugs by one of their members Percepciones de familias con bajos ingresos sobre el consumo de drogas por um miembro de su familia Percepções de famílias de baixa renda sobre o uso de drogas por um de seus membros

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    Mayra Martins; Manoel Antonio dos Santos; Sandra Cristina Pillon

    2008-01-01

    Families who are socially excluded are vulnerable to problems related to the use of psychoactive substances. This study aimed to identify the perception regarding drugs use among families that lived in extreme poverty and participated in a social-educational group in the suburbs of a city in the interior of São Paulo State. A survey-like quantitative study was conducted involving 70 members of families who participated in the social-educational groups of the Program for Integral Assistance to...

  8. Income generation in the supply chain of acai in the design of electric energy supply in isolated communities in the municipality of Manacapuru, AM; Geracao de renda na cadeia produtiva do acai em projeto de abastecimento de energia eletrica em comunidades isoladas no Municipio de Manacapuru-AM

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    Bacellar, Atlas A; Souza, Rubem C.R.; Xavier, Diogo J.C.; Seye, Omar; Bacellar, Atlas A; Santos, Eyde C.S.; Freitas, Katriana T. [Universidade Federal do Amazonas (CDEAM/UFAM), Manaus, AM (Brazil). Centro de Desenvolvimento Energetico Amazonico], Email: abacellar@ufam.edu.br

    2006-07-01

    Efforts endeavored by the State aiming to universalize the electricity use in Brazil, PRODEEM and Programa Luz Para Todos are examples of it, had have as result high insolvency or interruption. The aim of this work is to analyze the potentialities of increasing incomes in communities at the city of Manacapuru - AM, assisted by the research project 'Model of electric power Businesses in Isolated Communities at the Amazon region'- NERAM, under the responsibility of CDEAM of Federal University of Amazonas - UFAM, starting from acai supply chain. The strategy is to implement an industry of acai's pulps with the objectives of adding value to the fruit and to use the pits as biomass to generate power. Cooperative as a legal model of enterprise was adopted in order to be responsible for the industry with the participation of the families that work with the fruit and the community in general. The cooperative plant idealized was based on the report of a socioeconomic research applied at the communities. Three methods were used to analyze the investment: Uniform Annual Value Equivalent, Liquid Present Value and Ratio of Internal Return. The results demonstrated the enterprise's viability since obeying the following premises: 50 tons of minimum production of acai per month; R$ 2.50 as a minimum pulp's sale price; and 0.60 kg of pulp for 1 kg of fruit as minimum productivity, which will create nine new puts of work, warranty of acai's fruit sale, income's increasing for the cooperative and incentive to catch the fruit. (author)

  9. Income generation in the supply chain of acai in the design of electric energy supply in isolated communities in the municipality of Manacapuru, AM; Geracao de renda na cadeia produtiva do acai em projeto de abastecimento de energia eletrica em comunidades isoladas no Municipio de Manacapuru-AM

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    Bacellar, Atlas A.; Souza, Rubem C.R.; Xavier, Diogo J.C.; Seye, Omar; Bacellar, Atlas A.; Santos, Eyde C.S.; Freitas, Katriana T. [Universidade Federal do Amazonas (CDEAM/UFAM), Manaus, AM (Brazil). Centro de Desenvolvimento Energetico Amazonico], Email: abacellar@ufam.edu.br

    2006-07-01

    Efforts endeavored by the State aiming to universalize the electricity use in Brazil, PRODEEM and Programa Luz Para Todos are examples of it, had have as result high insolvency or interruption. The aim of this work is to analyze the potentialities of increasing incomes in communities at the city of Manacapuru - AM, assisted by the research project 'Model of electric power Businesses in Isolated Communities at the Amazon region'- NERAM, under the responsibility of CDEAM of Federal University of Amazonas - UFAM, starting from acai supply chain. The strategy is to implement an industry of acai's pulps with the objectives of adding value to the fruit and to use the pits as biomass to generate power. Cooperative as a legal model of enterprise was adopted in order to be responsible for the industry with the participation of the families that work with the fruit and the community in general. The cooperative plant idealized was based on the report of a socioeconomic research applied at the communities. Three methods were used to analyze the investment: Uniform Annual Value Equivalent, Liquid Present Value and Ratio of Internal Return. The results demonstrated the enterprise's viability since obeying the following premises: 50 tons of minimum production of acai per month; R$ 2.50 as a minimum pulp's sale price; and 0.60 kg of pulp for 1 kg of fruit as minimum productivity, which will create nine new puts of work, warranty of acai's fruit sale, income's increasing for the cooperative and incentive to catch the fruit. (author)

  10. AS POLÍTICAS PÚBLICAS DE REDUÇÃO DA POBREZA COM ÊNFASE NO PROGRAMA DE TRANSFERÊNCIA DE RENDA BOLSA FAMÍLIA NO CONTEXTO DO PROJETO DE REFORMA AGRÁRIA LOCALIZADO NO MUNICÍPIO DE ICÓ-CEARÁ

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    Maria Maglinalda Figueiredo de Sousa

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The present article aims to analyze if the incarne transfer, by means of the family incarne Program, has contributed to eliminate the social vulnerability of the families from the Chico Mendes Settlement Project, having evaluated if the beneficiaries are aware of the program guidelines; if the money passed out to the Families has been used in compliance with the purposes of iI.

  11. O perfil do idoso de baixa renda no Município de São Carlos, São Paulo, Brasil: um estudo epidemiológico Low-income senior citizens in the Municipality of São Carlos, São Paulo State, Brazil: an epidemiological survey

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    Adriana Barbieri Feliciano

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo delineou o perfil de saúde de uma população idosa, residente em São Carlos, São Paulo, Brasil, no ano de 2003. A população do estudo (n = 523 foi constituída pelo universo de pessoas com sessenta anos e mais, cadastradas no Programa Saúde da Família e no Cartão Nacional de Saúde. A prevalência de incapacidades, doenças crônicas e estado cognitivo foi estimada por ponto e por intervalos, construídos com 95% de confiança. Os resultados do estudo mostraram um predomínio de mulheres com baixa escolaridade; 24,8% referiram não receber aposentadoria ou pensão; 43,6% relataram não participar de atividades de integração social; 46,7% necessitavam de ajuda para realizar de uma a três atividades da vida diária. Com relação à morbidade, 74,9% eram portadores de 1 a 5 doenças crônicas não transmissíveis e 56,2% alcançaram escores abaixo de 24 no teste cognitivo, 87% procuraram por serviços de saúde e 22,4% necessitaram de algum tipo de internação. Conclui-se pela necessidade de maior adequação dos profissionais e serviços de saúde para uma efetiva implementação de políticas públicas de atenção adequada aos idosos.This study focuses on the health profile of the elderly population in São Carlos, São Paulo State, Brazil, in 2003. The study population consisted of a sample over 60 years of age (n = 523 registered with the Family Health Program and the Unified National Health System. Point and interval prevalence of disabilities and chronic non-communicable diseases and cognitive status were estimated (95%CI. The study population was predominantly female with low education; 24.8% lacked any kind of retirement pension; 43.6% presented a low level of social integration; 46.7% required some form of help for 1 to 3 routine activities; 74.9% presented 1 to 5 chronic non-communicable diseases; and 56.2% scored under 24 on a cognitive test. Some 87.0% had sought health care and 22.4% required some kind of inpatient care. The results confirmed the need for improved professional training, adequacy of health services, and effective public policy to provide qualified health care for the elderly population.

  12. Reflections about the Brazilian energy policy from a project of DSM (Demand Side Management) in low-income social strata in the Manaus city, AM, Brazil; Reflexoes sobre a politica energetica brasileira a partir de um projeto de GLD (Gerenciamento pelo Lado da Demanda) em extrato social de baixa renda na cidade de Manaus, AM

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    Valois, Ilsa; Cartaxo, Elizabeth [Universidade Federal do Amazonas (UFAM), Manaus, AM (Brazil). Fac. de Tecnologia. Nucleo Interdisciplinar de Energia, Meio Ambiente e Agua

    2008-07-01

    Considering the peculiarities of the different Brazilian regions, this article reports a survey developed in the city of Manaus - AM and makes a political analysis about the electric energy and environmental impacts arising. The main objective is to discuss the importance of rational energy consumption in a region where they add, the problems on the depletion of energy resources, the climatic difficulties, geographical and economic interests inherent in the capitalist system. Within this reality this article discuss aspects of a study by the Amazon Federal University, in the context of a project on energy efficiency. The project swapped 66 inefficient air conditioners for equipment with the stamp PROCEL energy efficiency in seven public schools in the Manaus city. Alongside the exchange program, an educational program selected 111 students whose homes were also monitored through the history of consumption during the life of the project. The result s of monitoring was demonstrated an economy of substantial energy (31%) whereas, in homes, there was no exchange of air conditioners. Should be the positive results only to a new position with respect to the final use of electric energy. It was found that the user's public school belongs to the group of low -income consumers and small the opportunity to reduce their consumption. Consequently, the results point to the inefficient application of resources that limit the possibilities for projects with greater economic and social return. (author)

  13. Demand for natural gas from industries in Brazil: an estimate of the price elasticity, income elasticity and forecast for 2008-2012 using VEC (Vector Error Correction) Model; Demanda por gas natural no Brasil: um estudo sobre as elasticidades preco e renda de longo prazo do segmento industrial e estimativa para o periodo de 2008-2012 usando modelo VEC (Vector Error Correction)

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    Cabral, Renata [Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Economia e Administracao; Parente, Virginia [Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), SP (Brazil). Inst. de Eletrotecnica e Energia

    2008-07-01

    The purpose of the present study is to estimate the long-run elasticities - manly price and income - of the demand for gas natural in the industrial category. After determining that the series under study were non-stationary, we chose to use the cointegration approach, estimating a Vector Error Correction Model (VEC Model). The obtained results show that the price elasticity for industrial sector in Brazil is higher than income elasticity. Although both of then is near to one, the price elasticity is higher that one unit while income elasticity is slightly lower. Predictions for the gas natural consumption in Brazil for industrials for 2008-2012 period are also made. (author)

  14. Low-income families' perceptions on the use of drugs by one of their members Percepciones de familias con bajos ingresos sobre el consumo de drogas por um miembro de su familia Percepções de famílias de baixa renda sobre o uso de drogas por um de seus membros

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    Mayra Martins

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Families who are socially excluded are vulnerable to problems related to the use of psychoactive substances. This study aimed to identify the perception regarding drugs use among families that lived in extreme poverty and participated in a social-educational group in the suburbs of a city in the interior of São Paulo State. A survey-like quantitative study was conducted involving 70 members of families who participated in the social-educational groups of the Program for Integral Assistance to the Family. Results indicated that 67 (95.7% of the subjects were married, at an average age of 37, most of them had not completed grade school, and were unemployed. Fifty five (78.6% had a family member who used alcohol, fifty two (74,3% smoked, and twenty three (32.9% used some kind of illicit drug. The results also showed that living with a relative who was a drug user was perceived as problem that elicited feelings resentment, but also conformism on the part of other family members.En la actualidad, la familia ha sido valorada como un contexto de desarrollo fundamental para la adopción de comportamientos que pueden generar bienestar y promoción de la salud. Familias que son excluidas socialmente son vulnerables a presentar problemas relacionados al consumo de sustancias psicoactivas. El objetivo de ese estudio fue identificar la percepción que los familiares tienen sobre el consumo de drogas. Familias que viven en situación de pobreza extrema. Participantes de un grupo socio-educativo de los alrededores de una ciudad del interior del Estado de São Paulo. El tipo de estudio realizado fue tipo survey, con enfoque cuantitativo. Participaron 70 familiares de los grupos socio-educativos del Programa de Atención Integral a la Familia. Para la interpretación de los datos se utilizó la teoría del desarrollo basado en el curso de vida. Los resultados muestran que 67 (95.7% son casados, con edad promedio de 37 años y la mayoría tiene estudios primarios incompletos y se encuentran desempleados. El 78.6% (55 tienen algún familiar que consume alcohol, 52 (74,3% cigarro y 23 (32.9% algún tipo de droga ilícita. El convivir con un familiar dependiente de drogas es percibido como un problema que genera sentimientos de indignación, al mismo tiempo , conformismo entre los familiares.Famílias que vivem em situação de exclusão social são vulneráveis a problemas relacionados ao uso de substâncias psicoativas. O objetivo deste estudo é identificar a percepção do uso de drogas entre familiares que vivem em situação de pobreza extrema, participantes de um grupo socioeducativo da periferia de uma cidade do interior do Estado de São Paulo. Foi realizado estudo do tipo survey, segundo enfoque quantitativo, com 70 familiares participantes dos grupos socioeducativos do Programa de Atenção Integral à Família. Os resultados indicam que 67(95,7% são casados, com idade média de 37 anos, e a maioria possui ensino fundamental incompleto, estão desempregados e 55(78,6% possuem algum familiar que faz uso do álcool, 52(74,3% do cigarro e 23(32,9% algum tipo de droga ilícita. A convivência com um familiar usuário de drogas é percebida como problema que desperta sentimento de revolta, mas também conformismo, nos demais familiares.

  15. Reflections about the Brazilian energy policy from a project of DSM (Demand Side Management) in low-income social strata in the Manaus city, AM, Brazil; Reflexoes sobre a politica energetica brasileira a partir de um projeto de GLD (Gerenciamento pelo Lado da Demanda) em extrato social de baixa renda na cidade de Manaus, AM

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    Valois, Ilsa; Cartaxo, Elizabeth [Universidade Federal do Amazonas (UFAM), Manaus, AM (Brazil). Fac. de Tecnologia. Nucleo Interdisciplinar de Energia, Meio Ambiente e Agua

    2008-07-01

    Considering the peculiarities of the different Brazilian regions, this article reports a survey developed in the city of Manaus - AM and makes a political analysis about the electric energy and environmental impacts arising. The main objective is to discuss the importance of rational energy consumption in a region where they add, the problems on the depletion of energy resources, the climatic difficulties, geographical and economic interests inherent in the capitalist system. Within this reality this article discuss aspects of a study by the Amazon Federal University, in the context of a project on energy efficiency. The project swapped 66 inefficient air conditioners for equipment with the stamp PROCEL energy efficiency in seven public schools in the Manaus city. Alongside the exchange program, an educational program selected 111 students whose homes were also monitored through the history of consumption during the life of the project. The result s of monitoring was demonstrated an economy of substantial energy (31%) whereas, in homes, there was no exchange of air conditioners. Should be the positive results only to a new position with respect to the final use of electric energy. It was found that the user's public school belongs to the group of low -income consumers and small the opportunity to reduce their consumption. Consequently, the results point to the inefficient application of resources that limit the possibilities for projects with greater economic and social return. (author)

  16. The impact of improvement of water supply and sanitation facilities on diarrhea and intestinal parasites: a Brazilian experience with children in two low-income urban communities O impacto das medidas de melhoria do abastecimento de água e esgoto sobre a diarréia e parasitose intestinal: experiência brasileira com crianças de comunidades de baixa renda

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    Rainer Gross

    1989-06-01

    Full Text Available During the second half of 1986 the impact of the improvement of water supply and excreta disposal facilities on diarrheal diseases and intestinal parasitosis was studied in 254 children up to six years of age from two favelas (shanty towns of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The estimated incidence of diarrhea was 6.2 episodes/child year and the estimated period prevalence reached 31.0 episode days/ child/ year. The point prevalence of parasitosis was 70.7% (Ascaris lumbricoides: 55.4%, Trichuris trichiura: 19.6%, Giardia lamblia: 17.9%. The estimated prevalence of diarrhea decreased with improvement of water supply and sanitation facilities to 45% and 44% respectively, but no statistically significant impact was observed in the case of parasitosis. School education and weaning practice were found to be other important determinants of diarrhea.Em 1986 pesquisou-se, junto a 254 crianças de até 6 anos de idade, residentes em duas favelas de Belo Horizonte (Brasil, o impacto das medidas de melhoramento do abastecimento de água e esgoto na incidência de diarréia e parasitose intestinal. Até então, a incidência de diarréia era estimada em 6,2 casos por criança e ano, com uma duração predominante de 31,0 dias por caso/criança/ano. A taxa de difusão de parasitose alcançava 70,7% (Ascaris lumbricoides: 55,4%, Trichuris trichiura: 19,6%; Giardia lamblia: 17,9%. Após os melhoramentos no abastecimento de água e esgoto, a incidência de diarréia caiu para 45% e 44%, respectivamente. Quanto à parasitose, entretanto, não se constatou nenhum impacto estatisticamente significante. Também verificou-se que o grau de educação escolar e práticas de desmame são determinantes de grande importância na incidência de diarréia.

  17. Desemprego e informalidade na Argentina: uma análise das diretrizes e recomendações da OIT e da Cepal para geração de trabalho e renda à população juvenil = Unemployment and Informality in Argentina: a review of guidelines and recommendations of the ILO and ECLAC to generate jobs and income to the youth

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    Cabral, José Pedro Cabrera

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo traz a reflexão acerca do período de recuperação econômica na Argentina (2003-2007, considerado pelos economistas argentinos como período de consolidação. Os postos de trabalho perdidos, a partir da profunda crise que assolou a década de 90, passam a ser restituídos, segundo as análises econômicas da Organização Internacional do Trabalho – OIT –, Comissão Econômica para América Latina e o Caribe – Cepal – e governo argentino. Utilizamos como referências os relatórios da situação de emprego na América Latina elaborados pela OIT e pela Cepal, como também estudos e pesquisas acerca da situação do emprego e desemprego juvenil na Argentina. Esse processo de recuperação econômica traz como preocupações centrais, de um lado, as altas taxas de desemprego juvenil; de outro, a necessidade de diminuição da informalidade do trabalho para esse segmento.

  18. The great depression in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay : revisiting vulnerabilities and policies

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    Gerona Morales, Marcelo Esteban; Sosa Clavijo, Silvana Maria

    2015-01-01

    In this thesis Marcelo Gerona and Silvana Sosa undertake an analysis of the Great Depression (1928-1934) in a sample of three highly interconnected South American countries: Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay (ABU). The problem tackled in this work is the relative vulnerabilities of ABU, which

  19. Asymptomatic bacteriuria, to screen or not to screen - and when to treat?

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    Cai, Tommaso; Koves, Bela; Johansen, Truls E Bjerklund

    2017-03-01

    Asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU) is a common clinical condition that often leads to unnecessary treatment. The purpose of this review is to outline and evaluate the most recent literature on the management of ABU. The role of ABU management has been evaluated in several patient subgroups: healthy patients without identified risk factors, pregnant women, postmenopausal women, women with recurrent UTI, patients with diabetes, elderly institutionalized patients, patients with renal transplants, patients with indwelling catheters and prior to surgery. Available evidence only supports the need for screening and treatment of ABU in pregnant women and prior to urological procedures breaching the mucosa. In all the other conditions the treatment of ABU is not only useless but also harmful. A short course treatment in pregnant women is recommended; in patients with ABU prior to urological procedures breaching the mucosa the treatment should be given in line with antibiogram and in line with the recommendations of European Association of Urology guidelines. The approach to patients with ABU has changed completely during recent years. Today, screening and treatment of ABU is recommended only in pregnant women and in all patients who are candidates for urological procedures breaching the mucosa.

  20. Determination of thorium and uranium contents in soil samples ...

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    Experimental Nuclear Physics Department, Atomic Energy Authority, Nuclear Research Center, Abu Zabaal, 13759 Cairo, Egyp; Experimental Nuclear Physics Department, Atomic Energy Authority, Nuclear Research Center, Abu Zabaal, 13759 Cairo, Egypt; Faculty of Girls for Art, Science and Education, Ain-Shams ...