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  1. Re-Evaluation of the Lower San Fernando Dam. Report 3. The Behavior of Undrained Contractive Sand and Its Effect on Seismic Liquefaction Flow Failures of Earth Structures

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    1989-09-01

    soil flowed between the large chunks of soil and dissapeared into the reservoir bottom. No available information concerning the slide mr- nanism is...the sides. Since a large section of the dam moved as a rigid body, the plant growth of the downstream slope was not disturbed. Unfortunately, there... Plant growth on 0 downstream side atter slip Boulders PHOFILE Fig. 8.12. Plan and Profile of the Slide in the Sheffield Dam (after Engineering News

  2. San Fernando: ¿utopía o proyecto inconcluso?

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    Juan Pablo Murillo

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available El estudio analiza los distintos proyectos de modernización ocurridos en la Facultad de Medicina de San Fernando, en el contexto de una seria crisis institucional a finales del siglo XX. Para ello, a partir de las categorías de colectivo de pensamiento y estilo de pensamiento propuestos por Ludwick Fleck, se hace un estudio de los procesos socio-históricos relacionados con los distintas iniciativas desplegadas en la más antigua escuela de medicina del Perú. Un análisis de las diferentes iniciativas identificadas nos llevan a la hipótesis de que la crisis de San Fernando, como colectivo académico, se basa en las contradicciones propias de un proyecto institucional inconcluso, que además cíclicamente se manifiesta asincrónico y disfuncional, al complejo y cambiante entorno institucional y cultural de la sociedad peruana. El estudio sistematiza las principales características de los diferentes proyectos de modernización institucional. Luego de un análisis del actual contexto del sector salud peruano, a partir de los procesos identificados, se propone una agenda de desarrollo, orientada a generar un ciclo de acumulación y crecimiento académico, que constituya una etapa de transición de cara a los retos que el siglo XXI plantea a los miembros del colectivo San Fernandino.

  3. 76 FR 35024 - Precision Dynamics Corporation San Fernando, CA; Precision Dynamics Corporation, Also Known as...

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    2011-06-15

    ... Employment and Training Administration Precision Dynamics Corporation San Fernando, CA; Precision Dynamics... for Worker Adjustment Assistance on January 28, 2011, applicable to workers of Precision Dynamics... the subject firm. The Valencia, California location of Precision Dynamics Corporation, also known...

  4. Structure of the San Fernando Valley region, California: implications for seismic hazard and tectonic history

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    Langenheim, V.E.; Wright, T.L.; Okaya, D.A.; Yeats, R.S.; Fuis, G.S.; Thygesen, K.; Thybo, H.

    2011-01-01

    Industry seismic reflection data, oil test well data, interpretation of gravity and magnetic data, and seismic refraction deep-crustal profiles provide new perspectives on the subsurface geology of San Fernando Valley, home of two of the most recent damaging earthquakes in southern California. Seismic reflection data provide depths to Miocene–Quaternary horizons; beneath the base of the Late Miocene Modelo Formation are largely nonreflective rocks of the Middle Miocene Topanga and older formations. Gravity and seismic reflection data reveal the North Leadwell fault zone, a set of down-to-the-north faults that does not offset the top of the Modelo Formation; the zone strikes northwest across the valley, and may be part of the Oak Ridge fault system to the west. In the southeast part of the valley, the fault zone bounds a concealed basement high that influenced deposition of the Late Miocene Tarzana fan and may have localized damage from the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Gravity and seismic refraction data indicate that the basin underlying San Fernando Valley is asymmetric, the north part of the basin (Sylmar subbasin) reaching depths of 5–8 km. Magnetic data suggest a major boundary at or near the Verdugo fault, which likely started as a Miocene transtensional fault, and show a change in the dip sense of the fault along strike. The northwest projection of the Verdugo fault separates the Sylmar subbasin from the main San Fernando Valley and coincides with the abrupt change in structural style from the Santa Susana fault to the Sierra Madre fault. The Simi Hills bound the basin on the west and, as defined by gravity data, the boundary is linear and strikes ~N45°E. That northeast-trending gravity gradient follows both the part of the 1971 San Fernando aftershock distribution called the Chatsworth trend and the aftershock trends of the 1994 Northridge earthquake. These data suggest that the 1971 San Fernando and 1994 Northridge earthquakes reactivated portions of

  5. Preliminary Geologic Map of the San Fernando 7.5' Quadrangle, Southern California: A Digital Database

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    Yerkes, R.F.

    1997-01-01

    The city of San Fernando sits atop a structurally complex, sedimentologically diverse, and tectonically evolving late Tertiary-Quaternary basin situated within the Transverse Ranges of southern California. The surrounding San Fernando Valley (SFV) contains the headwaters of the Los Angeles River and its tributaries. Prior to the advent of flood control, the valley floor was composed of active alluvial fans and floodplains. Seasonal streams emanating from Pacoima and Big Tujunga Canyons drain the complex western San Gabriel Mountains and deposit coarse, highly permeable alluvium that contains generally high-quality ground water. The more shallow western part derives mainly from Tertiary and pre-Tertiary sedimentary rocks, and is underlain by less permeable, fine-grained deposits containing persistent shallow ground water and poorer water quality. Home of the 1971 San Fernando and the 1994 Northridge earthquakes, the SFV experienced near-record levels of strong ground motion in 1994 that caused widespread damage from strong shaking and ground failure. A new map of late Quaternary deposits of the San Fernando area shows that the SFV is a structural trough that has been filled from the sides, with the major source of sediment being large drainages in the San Gabriel Mountains. Deposition on the major alluvial fan of Tujunga Wash and Pacoima Wash, which issues from the San Gabriel Mountains, and on smaller fans, has been influenced by ongoing compressional tectonics in the valley. Late Pleistocene deposits have been cut by active faults and warped over growing folds. Holocene alluvial fans are locally ponded behind active uplifts. The resulting complex pattern of deposits has a major effect on liquefaction hazards. Young sandy sediments generally are highly susceptible to liquefaction where they are saturated, but the distribution of young deposits, their grain size characteristics, and the level of ground water all are complexly dependent on the tectonics of the valley

  6. La presencia de San Fernando en nuestra medallística

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    Ricardo Álvarez

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available La Facultad de Medicina de San Fernando no solo es la escuela galénica más antigua de nuestro país, sino además es una de las pocas instituciones peruanas que pueden ufanarse de una existencia continua, que se aproxima al bicentenario. Durante una vida institucional tan dilatada, en un país como el Perú, con una rica y secular tradición en la confección de medallas, era de esperarse que algunos de sus principales acontecimientos hayan quedado perennizados por medio de ejemplares conmemorativos. Es gracias a la medallística, es decir, aquella rama de la numismática que estudia todo lo concerniente a las medallas, que podemos darlos a conocer a los peruanos en general, y a la comunidad sanfernandina en particular, a la par de perpetuarlos en estas páginas.

  7. CDC-SF: PROPER MOTION CATALOGUE FROM CARTE DU CIEL PLATES, SAN FERNANDO ZONE

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    B. Vicente

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Presentamos un catálogo astrométrico de posiciones y movimientos propios, obtenido con las placas Carte du Ciel de la zona de San Fernando, material fotográfico de época media 1901.4 y magnitud Limite V~15. Se ha utilizado un escáner comercial de sobremesa para la digitalización de las placas. Ha sido necesario desarrollar técnicas especiales para el tratamiento del material y corregir la amplia distorsión que introduce el escáner. Las coordenadas ecuatoriales están en el sistema ICRS mediante Tycho-2 que se usa como referencia. Los errores externos comparados con Tycho-2 son de 0:002. Para obtener movimientos propios se ha usado el catálogo UCAC2 como segunda época, obteniendo una incertidumbre de 1.2 mas/año, para las estrellas de V<_14. Como muestra de la calidad del catálogo desarrollado, se presenta un análisis cinemático de siete cúmulos estelares abiertos ASCC 30, BOCHUM 3, NGC 2215, NGC 2301, NGC 2311, NGC 2323 y NGC 2548, determinando las probabilidades de pertenencia de cada estrella y las propiedades fundamentales de cada cúmulo.

  8. Status of groundwater quality in the San Fernando--San Gabriel study unit, 2005--California GAMA Priority Basin Project

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    Land, Michael; Kulongoski, Justin T.; Belitz, Kenneth

    2012-01-01

    Groundwater quality in the approximately 460-square-mile San Fernando--San Gabriel (FG) study unit was investigated as part of the Priority Basin Project of the Groundwater Ambient Monitoring and Assessment (GAMA) Program. The study area is in Los Angeles County and includes Tertiary-Quaternary sedimentary basins situated within the Transverse Ranges of southern California. The GAMA Priority Basin Project is being conducted by the California State Water Resources Control Board in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The GAMA FG study was designed to provide a spatially unbiased assessment of the quality of untreated (raw) groundwater in the primary aquifer systems (hereinafter referred to as primary aquifers) throughout California. The assessment is based on water-quality and ancillary data collected in 2005 by the USGS from 35 wells and on water-quality data from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) database. The primary aquifers were defined by the depth interval of the wells listed in the CDPH database for the FG study unit. The quality of groundwater in primary aquifers may be different from that in the shallower or deeper water-bearing zones; shallow groundwater may be more vulnerable to surficial contamination. This study assesses the status of the current quality of the groundwater resource by using data from samples analyzed for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), pesticides, and naturally occurring inorganic constituents, such as major ions and trace elements. This status assessment is intended to characterize the quality of groundwater resources in the primary aquifers of the FG study unit, not the treated drinking water delivered to consumers by water purveyors.

  9. Rehabilitation and certification of the PGPB Cactus-San Fernando gas pipeline system

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    Graciano, L.S. [Permex Gas y Petroquimica Basica, Mexico City (Mexico); Clyne, A. [GE Energy PII Pipeline Solutions, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Cazenave, P.; Willis, S. [GE Energy PII Pipeline Solutions, Houston, TX (United States); Kania, R. [GE Energy Pipeline Solutions, Calgary, AB (Canada)

    2004-07-01

    The Cactus-San Fernando gas pipeline system is 650 km in length and was constructed in the late 1970s. The system transports more than 1100 million standard cubic feet per day of dry natural gas to electricity generators in Mexico. This paper described a project undertaken to re-validate the pipeline and demonstrate the future integrity of the pipeline system and ensure that it was suitable for operation to 1219 psig. Pipeline sections were inspected using high resolution magnetic flux leakage (MFL) in-line inspection (ILI) tools, and inertial mapping unit vehicles equipped with global positioning surveys (GPS). The combined inspections allowed the project team to accurately identify features of the pipeline that required repairs. External and internal corrosion were identified as the most prevalent defects. RSTRENG methodologies were used to investigate the interaction of individual corrosion anomalies. Corrosion patterns were compared, and above-ground survey data were used to establish the causes of both the external and internal corrosion, as well as to establish future corrosion growth rates. Decision tree analysis was then used to analyze the growth rates and to identify statistical differences between corrosion growth rates as a function of distance along the pipeline. After the ILI reports were generated, an integrity assessment was then conducted to identify necessary repair options. Repairs plans were then developed along with recommended re-inspection intervals for each section. After the integrity assessments were accepted by a certification company, field work was conducted to locate and measure defects. Defects characteristic of major volumetric welding flaws introduced during pipeline construction were identified and repaired with an epoxy sleeve technique. It was concluded that repairs needed to operate the pipeline at the requested pressure were accomplished within a period of 8 months. 7 refs., 2 tabs., 4 figs.

  10. On the coherence of ground motion in the San Fernando valley

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    Hough, S.E.; Field, E.H.

    1996-01-01

    We present an analysis of the coherence of seismic ground motion recorded on alluvial sediments in the San Fernando Valley, California. Using aftershocks of the 17 January 1994 Mw6.7 earthquake recorded at a quasi-dense array of portable stations, we analyze the coherence of three well-recorded magnitude 3.7 to 4.0 events over the frequency range 0.5 to 15 Hz and a distance range of 0.5 to 5.3 km. All stations are located at sites with broadly similar near-site geology, characterized by medium to fine-grain Quaternary alluvial sediments. On average, relatively high values of coherence are observed for distances up to 3 to 4 km and frequencies up to 2 to 3 Hz; coherence drops sharply at frequencies near and above 3 Hz. Although average coherence functions are described reasonably well by a log-linear relationship with frequency, the curves at all distances exhibit a flattening at low frequencies that is not consistent with previous observations of coherence at hardrock sites. The distance decay of coherence is also markedly less strong, with high coherence values observed over station separations corresponding to multiple wavelengths. This may reflect fundamental differences in shallow-wave propagation in the two environments, with high-frequency scattering relatively more dominant in regions of hard-rock near-surface geology. Within a sedimentary basin or valley, the site response itself generally reflects a resonance phenomenon that may tend to give rise to more uniform ground motions. However, previous studies have demonstrated the existence of pathological focusing and amplification effects within complex sedimentary basin environments such as the greater Los Angeles region; our results undoubtedly do not quantify the full range of ground-motion variability at all sites, but rather represent the level of that variability that can be expected, and quantified, for typical source/receiver paths.

  11. Soil types and limiting factors in agricultural production in the San Fernando district, Tamaulipas, Mexico; Tipos de suelo y factores limitantes en la produccion agropecuaria en el distrito San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico

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    Espinosa Ramirez, M.; Garza Cedillo, R.; Andrade limas, E.; Belmonte Serrato, F.

    2009-07-01

    The limiting factors in agricultural production, defined as those properties and characteristics of the geographical environment that influence the development of crops, can be diverse and are grouped with the physical environment of soil. They are the result of soil characteristics and soil degradation processes by anthropogenic influence. Due to the above, the objective of this study was to identify and surveying the limitative factors to agricultural production, as well as to define its ability land use capacity in San Fernando district, Tamaulipas. (Author) 7 refs.

  12. A comparative study of bridge damage due to the Wenchuan,Northridge, Loma Prieta and San Fernando earthquakes

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    Wang Zhiqiang; George C. Lee

    2009-01-01

    A comparative study of selected bridge damage due to the Wenchuan, Northridge, Loma Prieta and San Fernando earthquakes is described in this paper. Typical ground motion effects considered include large ground fault displacement, liquefaction, landslide, and strong ground shaking. Issues related to falling spans, inadequate detailing for structural ductility and complex bridge configurations are discussed within the context of the recent seismic design codes of China and the US. A significant lesson learned from the Great Wenchuan earthquake, far beyond the opportunities to improve the seismic design provisions for bridges, is articulated.

  13. A comparative study of bridge damage due to the Wenchuan, Northridge, Loma Prieta and San Fernando earthquakes

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    Wang, Zhiqiang; Lee, George C.

    2009-06-01

    A comparative study of selected bridge damage due to the Wenchuan, Northridge, Loma Prieta and San Fernando earthquakes is described in this paper. Typical ground motion effects considered include large ground fault displacement, liquefaction, landslide, and strong ground shaking. Issues related to falling spans, inadequate detailing for structural ductility and complex bridge configurations are discussed within the context of the recent seismic design codes of China and the US. A significant lesson learned from the Great Wenchuan earthquake, far beyond the opportunities to improve the seismic design provisions for bridges, is articulated.

  14. El castillo de San Romualdo (San Fernando, Cádiz. Aproximación estratigráfica y evolución constructiva

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    Utrera Burgal, Raquel M.

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available This article shows the results of the archaeological research carried out in the castle of San Romualdo, the most emblematic building of the city of San Fernando and a defensive fortress tied to the control access of Cádiz. The standing building recording has enabled to know the building evolution from its origins until the present. Studies have hitherto confirmed the chronological conclusions already proposed in 2003. That is, the current castle is a medieval Christian building erected in the second half of the 13th century thanks to Mudejar workers and materials reused from a previous building.Presentamos en este artículo los resultados de nuestra investigación arqueológica en el castillo de San Romualdo, el edificio más emblemático de la ciudad de San Fernando y fortaleza defensiva ligada al control del acceso a Cádiz. El análisis estratigráfico de alzados ha permitido conocer la evolución constructiva del edificio, desde sus orígenes hasta la actualidad. Hasta ahora los estudios confirman las conclusiones en cuanto a su datación presentadas en el año 2003, es decir, el castillo, tal y como hoy lo conocemos, es una construcción medieval cristiana, realizada durante la segunda mitad del siglo XIII, con mano de obra mudéjar y con materiales reutilizados de una edificación anterior.

  15. El círculo meridiano automático de San Fernando - San Juan. Sus primeros pasos en el hemisferio sur

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    Mallamaci, C. C.; Muiños, J. L.; Gallego, M.; Pérez, J. A.; Marmolejo, L.; Navarro, J. L.; Sedeño, J.; Vallejos, M.; Belizón, F.

    Se informa sobre el estado actual del Círculo Meridiano Automático de San Fernando-San Juan. El instrumento (Grubb-Parson, de 178mm de abertura y 2665 mm de distancia focal) es gemelo del que se encuentra en las Islas Canarias, y fue instalado durante los meses de julio y agosto de 1996 en la estación astronómica ``Dr. C.U.Cesco" (El Leoncito, Barreal), a unos 200 km de distancia de la ciudad de San Juan, merced a un Convenio de Cooperación Científica, firmado en 1994 entre el ROA (España) y el OAFA (Argentina). En la actualidad se está llevando a cabo un programa de prueba cuyos resultados preliminares muestran que el telescopio está en buenas condiciones para observar estrellas de hasta magnitud aproximada 14.5, con buenos errores de observación (<0.12" en ascensión recta y declinación).

  16. Astrometry with "Carte du Ciel" plates, San Fernando zone. I. Digitization and measurement using a flatbed scanner

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    Vicente, B; Garzón, F

    2007-01-01

    We present an original method of digitizing and astrometrically reducing "Carte du Ciel" plate material using an inexpensive flatbed scanner, to demonstrate that for this material there is an alternative to more specialized measuring machines that are very few in number and thus not readily available. The sample of plates chosen to develop this method are original "Carte du Ciel" plates of the San Fernando zone, photographic material with a mean epoch 1903.6, and a limiting photographic magnitude ~14.5, covering the declination range of -10 < dec < -2. Digitization has been made using a commercial flatbed scanner, demonstrating the internal precision that can be attained with such a device. A variety of post-scan corrections are shown to be necessary. In particular, the large distortion introduced by the non-uniform action of the scanner is modelled using multiple scans of each plate. We also tackle the specific problems associated with the triple-exposure images on some plates and the grid lines presen...

  17. Urban solar photovoltaics potential: An inventory and modelling study applied to the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles

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    Angelici, G. L.; Bryant, N. A.; Freta, R. K.; Friedman, S. Z.

    1980-01-01

    Procedures for analyzing the potential of solar photovoltaic collectors to meet energy requirements in a metropolitan region are described and a modeling effort is applied to the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles. The procedure involves a series of steps designed to produce maps and tabulations revealing the amount of rooftop area available for establishing solar collectors and the proportion of energy requirement that could be potentially supplied by solar photovoltaics within each of the 533 mainline feeder service areas in the study area. For the sixty five square mile study area, the results showed that, with half the available flat and south facing roofs used and assuming the availability of energy storage, 52.7 percent of the actual kWh energy requirements could have been met in 1978 using photovoltaic collectors. Hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly fluctuations in potential supply and actual loads and recommendations of avenues for further research are discussed. Some further potential applications of the modeling technique are suggested.

  18. Astrometry with "Carte du Ciel" plates, San Fernando zone. II. CdC-SF: a precise proper motion catalogue

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    Vicente, Belen; Garzon, Francisco; Girard, Terrence M

    2009-01-01

    The historic plates of the "Carte du Ciel", an international cooperative project launched in 1887, offer valuable first-epoch material for the determination of absolute proper motions. We present the CdC-SF, an astrometric catalogue of positions and proper motions derived from the "Carte du Ciel" plates of the San Fernando zone, photographic material with a mean epoch of 1901.4 and a limiting magnitude of V~16, covering the declination range of -10deg < declination < -2deg. Digitization has been made using a conventional flatbed scanner. Special techniques have been developed to handle the combination of plate material and the large distortion introduced by the scanner. The equatorial coordinates are on the ICRS defined by Tycho-2, and proper motions are derived using UCAC2 as second-epoch positions. The result is a catalogue with positions and proper motions for 560000 stars, covering 1080 degrees squared. The mean positional uncertainty is 0.20" (0.12" for well-measured stars) and the proper-motion un...

  19. Investigación en educación médica en la Facultad de Medicina de San Fernando: una perspectiva sistémica

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    Pedro Jesús Mendoza-Arana

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: It is necessary to establish bases for research in medical education at San Fernando Faculty of Medicine. Identification of investigators working in medical education latu sensu in health educational research is expected, as well as research lines and methods used. Objectives: To identify investigators dedicated to education research in health, and to identify lines of research and main methodologic strategies. Design: Bibliography review of articles y abstracts on health education. Setting: Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru. Participants: Investigators in health education. Methods: Participating units were the Faculty of Medicine’s thirteen academic departments and six institutes. Main outcome measures: Lines of medical research, investigators, methods, types of publication. Results: Main research lines in medical education were: Teaching-learning methods, Education on research, Ethics, Students’ characteristics, Admission/Graduation, and Curricular research. Research on education administration is not currently developed. Only 25% of production became articles, 75% were summaries. Main research units in medical education were Dynamic Sciences, Preventive Medicine, and Nursing School academic departments; and among Institutes, the Institute of Ethics. Research is done by teams in 80% of cases, mostly constituted by 3 to 6 teachers. There was an important student contribution through Sociedad Cientifica de San Fernando. Methods used were usually descriptive designs and case studies. Conclusions: We appeal to articulate Faculty’s research on medical education experience and ability with the agenda of priorities of investigation on human resources in health established by the Ministry of Health.

  20. Presence of Echinococcus oligarthrus (Diesing, 1863) Lühe, 1910 in Lynx rufus texensis Allen, 1895 from San Fernando, Tamaulipas state, in north-east Mexico.

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    Salinas-López, N; Jiménez-Guzmán, F; Cruz-Reyes, A

    1996-07-01

    A bobcat was found recently killed on "Highway 101" near the town of San Fernando, Tamaulipas State, Mexico (100 km south of Brownsville, TX, U.S.A.). The cat (Lynx rufus texensis) was parasitized by several species of nematodes and trematodes, but mainly by a cestode, Echinococcus oligarthrus. The diagnostic characteristics of this cestode are described and illustrated. E. oligarthrus has not been reported previously in North America. This is the first time that the strobilar stage has been recovered from a "bobcat". A potential public health problem may be raised by the presence of this cestode in Mexico.

  1. Historia y evolución del baloncesto en la ciudad de San Fernando. De la Escuela de Aprendices la Bazán a la actualidad = History and evolution of basketball in the city of San Fernando. From the escuela de aprendices la Bazán to the present

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    Javier Bueno Antequera

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available La siguiente investigación trata de aclarar los orígenes del baloncesto en la ciudad de San Fernando (Cádiz, España, así como su evolución e importancia en la actualidad. Existen artículos que tratan sobre el tema pero no están ni contrastados ni muestran una visión específica de dichos orígenes. Con este trabajo, pretendemos reunir y sintetizar estos artículos así como las opiniones de los propios protagonistas a través de entrevistas que llevamos a cabo con los mismos, que se perderían al no estar recogidas de forma escrita. Este trabajo va dirigido a todas aquellas personas interesadas en conocer algo más sobre el propio deporte y la ciudad de San Fernando. Los motivos que nos impulsaron a realizar la presente investigación son: la importancia y el significado que tiene este deporte para la ciudad de San Fernando. Este estudio pretende hacer llegar a los jóvenes, visitantes, deportistas e investigadores de la historia del deporte una pequeña parte de la cultura de esta localidad gaditana, donde la práctica del deporte del baloncesto tiene una larga tradición, desde su comienzo en la Escuela de Aprendices de la Empresa Nacional Bazán de Construcciones Navales Militares SA. de San Fernando hasta la actualidad y la importancia que tuvieron algunos colegios de la ciudad a lo largo de la historia, en la expansión de este deporte----------------------------------------------------------------------------Spain, as well as its evolution and its present importance. There are articles on the subject, though they are not contrasted nor do they show a specific view of those origins. With this work with intend to gather and synthesize these articles as well as the opinions of the main figures by means of the interviews we maintained with them, which otherwise would get lost if they were not kept in written. This work is addressed to all those interested in knowing more about the sport itself and about the city of San Fernando

  2. DESÓRDENES Y JUEGOS DE CHAPAS EN LA PLAZA: ESTUDIANTES, ESPACIO PÚBLICO Y JUVENTUD (SAN FERNANDO, C.1870-C.1900

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    PABLO TORO BLANCO

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo analiza el problema de las vinculaciones existentes entre el proceso formativo de la educación pública secundaria masculina decimonónica, el ámbito de lo público y la constitución de rasgos de identidad colectiva juvenil en un espacio local. A partir de un conjunto acotado de hitos de polémica, rastreados principalmente mediante prensa, bibliografía y memorias e informes de autoridades educacionales y políticas de la localidad de San Fernando, se pretende discutir problemas que, expresados en la escala provincial, forman parte de procesos de más amplia ocurrencia y que dicen relación con el lento proceso de definición social de la juventud como actor reconocido en el Chile moderno.The article analyzes the problem of the links between the formative process of all-boys education in public secondary schools during the nineteenth-century, the public sphere and aspects regarding the construction of collective juvenile identity within a local space. From a brief set of controversial events, examined through press, bibliography, memoirs and reports from educational and political authorities from San Fernando, the article discusses problems that express on a provincial scale, processes that are part of wider occurrences and that are related to the slow social process of recognizing youth as an actor in modern Chile.

  3. Ground-Water Quality Data in the San Fernando-San Gabriel Study Unit, 2005 - Results from the California GAMA Program

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    Land, Michael; Belitz, Kenneth

    2008-01-01

    Ground-water quality in the approximately 460 square mile San Fernando-San Gabriel study unit (SFSG) was investigated between May and July 2005 as part of the Priority Basin Assessment Project of the Groundwater Ambient Monitoring and Assessment (GAMA) Program. The GAMA Priority Basin Assessment Project was developed in response to the Groundwater Quality Monitoring Act of 2001 and is being conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB). The San Fernando-San Gabriel study was designed to provide a spatially unbiased assessment of raw ground-water quality within SFSG, as well as a statistically consistent basis for comparing water quality throughout California. Samples were collected from 52 wells in Los Angeles County. Thirty-five of the wells were selected using a spatially distributed, randomized grid-based method to provide statistical representation of the study area (grid wells), and seventeen wells were selected to aid in the evaluation of specific water-quality issues or changes in water chemistry along a historic ground-water flow path (understanding wells). The ground-water samples were analyzed for a large number of synthetic organic constituents [volatile organic compounds (VOCs), pesticides and pesticide degradates], constituents of special interest [perchlorate, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), 1,2,3-trichloropropane (1,2,3-TCP), and 1,4-dioxane], naturally occurring inorganic constituents (nutrients, major and minor ions, and trace elements), radioactive constituents, and microbial indicators. Naturally occurring isotopes (tritium, and carbon-14, and stable isotopes of hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon), and dissolved noble gases also were measured to help identify the source and age of the sampled ground water. Quality-control samples (blanks, replicates, samples for matrix spikes) were collected at approximately one-fifth (11 of 52) of the wells, and the results for these

  4. Formulación de un plan de desarrollo agropecuario y forestal para una comunidad ejidal del municipio de San Fernando, Chiapas, México

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    Leopoldo Medina Sansón

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El perfil socioeconómico de Chiapas es primordialmente rural, debiendo reconocerse la diversidad de sus actividades agropecuarias y forestales para generar condiciones específicas de desarrollo. Considerando lo anterior, se realizó esta investigación entre mayo de 1998 y diciembre de 1999, como un estudio de caso sobre los aspectos agropecuarios y forestales más relevantes en el ejido Villa Allende, que expresa problemas ejidales característicos de la región. El ejido cuenta con 3.300 hectáreas, 554 ejidatarios y se ubica en el municipio de San Fernando en la Región Central de Chiapas. Se estudiaron las circunstancias de los ejidatarios, conocimiento local y procesos de trabajo agrícola desde una perspectiva de planeación. A partir de ello se generó el plan de desarrollo, el cual es el primero expuesto en el municipio de San Fernando que se dirige al sector ejidal. Su propósito es plasmar una propuesta general en materia agropecuaria y forestal que pueda ser base para la concertación y que permita vislumbrar opciones dirigidas a mejorar la calidad de vida de los habitantes del ejido Villa Allende. Se postulan las siguientes políticas de desarrollo: 1. Fortalecimiento de la producción y la autosuficiencia alimentaria. 2. Impulso al crecimiento económico. 3. Dotación de infraestructura básica. 4. Reordenamiento agropecuario y forestal con criterios sociales, ecológicos y económicos. 5. Promoción de la salud. Con base en las políticas, se enuncian objetivos programas y subprogramas o proyectos.Chiapas' State has an economical profile essentially rural so, it must be recognized the diversity of its agriculture, livestock and forestry to generate specific conditions of development. Considering the previous questions, this research was carried out between May of 1998 and December of 1999, as a case study about the most important aspects that are related to agriculture, livestock and forestry at the Villa Allende ejido, which

  5. Thorium isotopes in colloidal fraction of water from San Marcos Dam, Chihuahua, Mexico

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    The main interest of this stiidy is to assess the contents and distribution of Th-series isotopes in colloidal fraction of surface water from San Marcos dam, because the suspended particulate matter serves as transport medium for several pollutants. The aim of this work was to assess the distribution of thorium isotopes (232Th and 230Th) contained in suspended matter. Samples were taken from three surface points along the San Marcos dam: water input, midpoint, and near to dam wall. In this last point, a depth sampling was also carried out. Here, three depth points were taken at 0.4, 8 and 15 meters. To evaluate the thorium behavior in surface water, from every water sample the colloidal fraction was separated, between 1 and 0.1 μm. Thorium isotopes concentraron in samples were obtained by alpha spectrometry. Activity concentrations obtained of 232Th and 230Th in surface points ranged from 0.3 to 0.5 Bq ṡ L-1, whereas in depth points ranged from 0.4 to 3.2 Bq ṡ L-1, respectively. The results show that 230Th is in higher concentration than 232Th in colloidal fraction. This can be attributed to a preference of these colloids to adsorb uranium. Thus, the activity ratio 230Th/232Th in colloidal fraction showed values from 2.3 to 10.2. In surface points along the dam, 230Th activity concentration decreases while 232Th concentration remains constant. On the other hand, activity concentrations of both isotopes showed a pointed out enhancement with depth. The results have shown a possible lixiviation of uranium from geological substrate into the surface water and an important fractionation of thorium isotopes, which suggest that thorium is non-homogeneously distributed along San Marcos dam.

  6. Reseña de la contribución de San Fernando a la lucha contra la violencia: a review

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    Full Text Available Las actividades de lucha contra la violencia se iniciaron en la Facultad de Medicina San Fernando, UNMSM, en marzo del año 2003. Las primeras acciones estuvieron encaminadas a la organización de un núcleo docente de trabajo y a acopiar la mayor información sobre las consecuencias en salud producidas por la violencia política ocurrida en el Perú en los años 1980 al 2000. En el presente artículo se presenta una reseña histórica de los inicios, los arduos procesos de organización, de capacitación de profesionales de la salud y profesores universitarios así como de la evaluación de los resultados obtenidos en la atención integral en salud a las víctimas de la violencia de las regiones que sufrieron la violencia política y otros logros paralelos de innovación, creatividad y trasferencia de conocimientos, para la sostenibilidad del proceso.

  7. La serie sobre San Fernando de Antonio García Reinoso en la Catedral de Córdoba

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    Palencia Cerezo, José María

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    Full Text Available The recent restoration of canvases painted by García Reinoso to commemorate the canonization of Ferdinand III, the Saint, in Córdoba Cathedral allows not only for the appreciation of the original quality of these works, but also contributes invaluable data for determining their exact chronology. The painted production of this artist, known primarily for his abilities as a draughtsman, is thereby brought into focus, given that very few of his paintings are known, particularly from his mature period. This article offers an iconographical study of the series and interprets certain themes that until now have not been fully addressed in the scholarly literature.

    La reciente restauración de los lienzos pintados por García Reinoso para conmemorar la canonización de Fernando III el Santo en la Catedral de Córdoba, no sólo ha servido para poder admirar las obras en sus calidades originarias, sino que también han aportado datos imprescindibles para fijar su exacta cronología; trayendo a primer plano de la actualidad la pintura de este artista, mayormente conocido por sus cualidades como dibujante, conociéndose suyas muy pocas obras pictóricas, en particular de su momento de madurez. En este artículo se aborda el estudio iconográfico de la serie, procediéndose a la interpretación de unos temas que hasta el momento habían sido tratados bastante desigualmente.

  8. San Fernando del río Negro. Un intento evangelizador jesuítico a los Abipones San Fernando do rio Negro: uma tentativa evangelizadora jesuítica com os Abipones - 10.4025/dialogos.v13i2.406 San Fernando de rio Negro: a jesuit evangelization attempt with the Abipones - doi: 10.4025/dialogos.v13i2.406

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo nos interesa indagar acerca de las características de las reducciones a cargo de la Compañía de Jesús en la región del Chaco argentino. El estudio de caso está dirigido a la misión de San Fernando, integrada por abipones. Sus orígenes datan de 1750 en el actual territorio de la ciudad argentina de Resistencia, en la provincia del Chaco. Entre los objetivos de su fundación existía el plan de evangelizar a los nativos y a la vez proteger a la ciudad de Corrientes de los avances de estas etnias. Más allá de las dificultade económicas, climáticas y de los conflictos interétnicos existentes partimos de la idea de que dicho poblado tuvo un relativo éxito. Intentaremos demostrar estas ideas a partir algunas fuentes jesuíticas. Nos referimos específicamente a las cartas del misionero José Klein, quien estuvo a cargo de la reducción en sus últimos años y mantuvo interesante correspondencia con el Colegio de Corrientes, de Buenos Aires y de Asunción. Los detallados inventarios realizados en el mes de agosto de 1767 a partir de la expulsión, y las cartas mencionadas se transforman en interesantes fuentes para el abordaje de la temática y la aproximación desde la visión jesuítica al mejor conocimiento del funcionamiento interno y externo de las reducciones. El contraste con otras fuentes nos permitirá recrear en parte la vida de los abipones reducidos en este contexto chaqueño, tema que no fue suficientemente abordado desde la historiografía.Neste trabalho nos interessa indagar sobre as características das reduções da Companhia de Jesus na região do Chaco argentino. O estudo de caso é sobre a missão de San Fernando, integrada por abipones. Sua origem se remonta a 1750, no atual território da cidade de Resistencia, província do Chaco. Entre os objetivos para a sua criação figurava o plano evangelizador dos nativos, à vez que proteger a cidade de Corrientes dos avanços destas etnias. Além das

  9. La colección de vaciados de escultura que Antonio Rafael Mengs donó a Carlos III para la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando

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    Antonio Rafael Mengs, primer Pintor de Cámara de Carlos III, donó al rey la extensa colección de vaciados de escultura, que había ido formando a lo largo de los años en Madrid, Roma y Florencia. La Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, creada poco tiempo antes, necesitaba proveerse de modelos en yeso que sirvieran como pauta y fuente de inspiración a los artistas españoles. El repertorio de moldes y modelos de Mengs llegó a España en un momento decisivo para el desarrollo del arte en nue...

  10. La intervención de la Real Academia de San Fernando en la protección del patrimonio : la Comisión de Valentín Carderera (1836

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    Full Text Available El pensamiento ilustrado motivó el nacimiento de la conciencia tutelar, en cuya evolución intervinieron de manera activa las Academias, órganos centralizadores de la protección patrimonial. A raíz de la definitiva desamortización del clero regular, la Real Academia de San Fernando desarrolló un papel fundamental en la formulación de su ordenamiento jurídico. Entre las primeras medidas adoptadas destaca el nombramiento de académicos como comisionados que inventariasen, clasificasen y recolectasen los objetos procedentes de las comunidades suprimidas para la formación de los museos públicos. Este estudio aborda tanto la labor llevada a cabo como los resultados obtenidos por Valentín Carderera como comisionado en Castilla la Vieja y el Reino de León.The Enlightenment caused the birth of guardianship awareness. Academies, as centralized institutions for the protection of heritage, were actively involved in its evolution. On the basis of the definitive disentailment of regular clergy property, the Royal Academy of San Fernando played a key role in the development of its legal framework. Concerning the first steps taken, stands out the appointment of academics as commissioners to inventory, classify and collect the objects from the removed communities to be part of the public museums. This study addresses both the work carried out and the results obtained by the commissioner Valentin Carderera in Old Castile and The Kingdom of Leon.

  11. Application of the alpha spectrometry for the study of core sediment extracted in the San Marcos dam in Chihuahua

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    Mendez G, C.; Renteria V, M.; Montero C, M. E. [Centro de Investigacion en Materiales Avanzados, S. C., Miguel de Cervantes No. 120, Complejo Industrial Chihuahua, 31109 Chihuahua (Mexico); Garcia T, R., E-mail: elena.montero@cimav.edu.mx [Universidad de Sevilla, Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura, Grupo de Fisica Nuclear Aplicada, Av. Reina Mercedes s/n, 41012 Sevilla (Spain)

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    The determination of the specific activities of {sup 210}Po and isotopic uranium by alpha spectrometry was performed in a sediment core from San Marcos Dam. The objective of this work was to analyze the vertical distribution of isotopic uranium and {sup 210}Po and the behavior of these radionuclides along sediment core collected from the San Marcos Dam. Sample was divided into 11 sections, in which {sup 210}Po and isotopic uranium were determined using liquid-liquid extraction with tributyl phosphate. Furthermore, it was made a comparison between the tributyl phosphate technique and the technique of extraction chromatography using UTEVA resins for uranium. The results of specific activities for {sup 210}Po show a trend to decrease along the core, whereas the uranium isotopic does not show a pointed trend. The results of isotopic ratios between the {sup 234}U and {sup 238}U show that they are close to secular equilibrium in each of the core sections. The comparison between the two uranium extraction techniques indicates that the chemical yield is better using the UTEVA technique than tributyl phosphate extraction. (Author)

  12. Re-Evaluation of the Lower San Fernando Dam. Report 1. An Investigation of the February 9, 1971 Slide. Volume 2. Appendixes A-F.

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    GROVND ELEVATO (NGVO 9 DATE START/FNIS/ " S 103 INCNATION . BEARING _ ,, TOTAL DEPTh IFT) _ _ . DRIIIED BY 5 ...*.r F5’CO! CASING 1D No! j.od CORE SIZE...racKrIll ezw " erv;rouo 5e-2t1777, { "f :f LnCtta,.’tm sarxl I V______ _ _ APPENDIX B: EXPLORATION SHAFT APPENDIX B EXPLORATION SHAFT TABLE OF

  13. Re-Evaluation of the Lower San Fernando Dam, Report 1. An Investigation of the February 9, 1971 Slide. Volume 1. Text

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    displacements of the upstream slope were computed by double integration of the quantity [k(t)-k] . The integration was performed assuming that movements could...number Numbers in parentheses are Stanford Univ tests (Table 2) A 1 excluded from averaging .rrnv Coros of Engineers Ae- evaluacion of 1971 IN SITU

  14. Re-Evaluation of the Lower San Fernando Dam; Report 2: Examination of the Post-Earthquake Slide of February 9, 1971

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    Thus no energy correction was required. 2. The Dept. of Water Resources test procedures at that time used the ASTM sampling tube without the liners. The...jAI.~ L NORMA ~LIZED AXIAlL STRESS Time (secon~ds) NORMALIZED EXCESS PORE PRESSURE _ C W tint~~ 11 !1!ll W~ Time s9conds) (F igu e -21,contud ) 12 31

  15. Re-Evaluation of the Lower San Fernando Dam. Report 2. Examination of the Post-Earthquake Slide of February 9, 1971

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    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), and the US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES). Principal Investigators were Dr. Gonzalo Castro for...78. Poulos, Steve J., Castro, Gonzalo and France, John W. (1985) "Liquefaction Evaluation Procedure," Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division...of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, ASCE, Vol. 113, No. 8, August, 1987. Seed, H. Bolton, Idriss, I. M. and Arango , Ignacio (1983) "Evaluation of

  16. The Prado Dam and Reservoir, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, California

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    vireo, a migratory bird living in the trees of the Prado Basin ( Beeman 1985). The vireo has since been officially listed as endangered, and the Basin has...Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles. Beeman , D. 1985 Vireo May Endanger Prado Dam Raising. Press-Enterprise, August 9. On file, Heritage Room, Corona...Use of Federal Lands in Prado Flood Control Basin, by Max Bookman and Donald M. Baker. On file, Orange County Environmental Management Agency Library

  17. CARTE DU CIEL, SAN FERNANDO ZONE

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se expone el estado actual del proyecto de formaci ́on de un cat ́alog o de posiciones y movimientos propios, basado en los dos mayores proyectos astrom ́etricos llevados a cabo p or el Real Instituto y Observatorio de la Armada (ROA, a lo largo de su dilatada historia. La participaci ́on en el doble proyecto fotogr ́afico, Cat ́alogo Astrogr ́afico (AC y Carta del Cielo (CdC y el proyecto de automa tizaci ́on, traslado y puesta a punto del c ́ırculo meridiano, cuyo principal producto ha sido el cat ́alogo HAMC2. Las pl acas de los proyectos AC y CdC est ́an siendo reducidas en forma conjunta para aportar un cat ́alogo de pos ici ́on, primera ́epoca de un intervalo de tiempo que se cierra con el HAMC2. Para la reducci ́on de las placas fotogr ́aficas de la CdC se han usado medios sencillos y novedosos, como el uso de un escaner comercial en su digitaliza ci ́on, estando en este momento a la espera de la reducci ́on definitiva de 30 placas que han tenido que ser reescanea das.

  18. Cultura simbolica y fiestas borbonicas en Nueva Granada. De las exequias de Luis I a la proclamacion de Fernando VII

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    ...: las exequias de Luis I en Santa Fe de Bogota en 1724 y la jura de Fernando VII en San Bartolome de Honda en 1808, centrandonos especialmente en el analisis de las fuentes y la cultura emblematica...

  19. Alleviating dam impacts along the transboundary Se San River in northeast Cambodia : a review of the rapid environmental impact assessment on the Cambodian part of the Se San River due to hydropower development in Vietnam (July 2007 version)

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    Probe International has reviewed 2 reports regarding the environmental impact assessment (EIA) on the Cambodian part of the Se San River resulting from hydropower development in Vietnam. Both reports were prepared for Electricity of Vietnam (EVN), the project owner and developer. The operation of 3 large hydro dams on the upper Se San River has disrupted flow in downstream Cambodia where more than 28,000 people depend on the river for drinking water, irrigation, fishing, livestock watering and transportation. Probe International's focus is on mitigating and compensating for affected communities in downstream Cambodia. Their review of the EIAs recommends that Electricity of Vietnam consider switching from peaking to base load operations at its upper Se San hydro dams to mitigate the impacts in downstream Cambodia. The downstream impacts of EVN dams on the Se San River include loss of life, property, livelihood and habitat; malnutrition; loss of wet season rice production; reduced fish catches; food security at risk; loss of fish protein; loss of river bank agriculture; reduced availability of plants for food and medicine; river bank erosion; reservoir erosion and downstream turbidity; increased transportation risks; loss of fisheries habitat; increased pressure on upland forests; disrupted riverine ecosystem; and disrupted fish migration. The EIA recommendations include the re-regulation of the Se San 4A reservoir; operational changes to reduce downstream fluctuations and erosion; monitoring impact of operations on water quantity and quality downstream; algal monitoring; establishment of early warning system for spillway release; prolonging the wet season filling of the reservoir; reducing nutrient inputs to the rivers and reservoirs and a fish stocking program. 6 figs., 1 appendix.

  20. Fernando de Azevedo

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    Marlos Bessa Mendes da Rocha

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    Full Text Available Buscamos investigar las razones históricas en relación a los acontecimientos y a los conceptos que llevaron a Fernando de Azevedo, en su obra A cultura brasileira, a posicionarse en defensa de las reformas educacionales implementadas por el Estado Nuevo, en grande medida en contraposición a formulaciones defendidas en la primera mitad de los años de 1930, especialmente en el Manifiesto dos Pioneros. En un segundo momento, quisimos entender el porqué de la paradoja entre esos dos momentos. El método, inicialmente, fue desarrollar un ejercicio de hermenéutica sobre la composición del autor en aquella obra, queriendo comprender lo que lo lleva a un entusiasmo con aquellas reformas que, hoy a nuestros ojos, nos parece despropositado. Para establecer un confronto entre los puntos de vista del propio autor, trabajamos sobre tres aspectos: el papel de la Unión en los sistemas de enseñanza; la cuestión de la nacionalización de la educación; y la visión de la enseñanza profesional.

  1. 三块田水库混凝土砌石重力坝设计计算%The Design calculation of concrete masonry gravity dam of San Kuaitian Reservoir

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    三块田水库是一座以灌溉为主兼人饮的C10细石混凝土砌毛石重力坝,最大坝高29.2m。由于原坝址上下游地质条件较复杂不适宜大坝建设,结合工程特性,对采用原坝址的坝型、枢纽布置和坝体结构进行了深入设计研究。推荐浆砌石重力坝,坝身溢洪道泄洪设计方案。经多次优化调整后,坝址及坝型选择、枢纽建筑物布置、坝体结构、坝基处理等均满足设计规范要求,为工程投资决策提供了重要依据。%The SanKuaitian reservoir dam is a C10 fine aggregate concrete rubble masonry gravity dam which the maximum height of 29.2m with functions of irrigation and drinking water supply.Since the geologic condi-tion of the original dam upstream and downstream area is complicated ,not suitable for dam construction ,com-bining the project characters,the deep design research for dam type,dam hydro building layout and dam structure based on the original dam site has been done.The masonry gravity dam ,and spillway release flood on dam design scheme has been recommended.After doing some optimization and adjustment of the design scheme,the dam site and dam type,the dam building layout,the dam structure and the foundation treatment can meet the design standard requirements ,it provides an important reference for project investment decision.

  2. Fernando de los Ríos

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    Semblanza de Fernando de los Ríos: apunte biográfico y elementos centrales de su obra como intelectual y profesor de Derecho Político.Biographical sketch of Fernando de los Rios: biographical information and central elements of his work as intellectual and as Constitutional Law professor.

  3. Profesor Doctor Fernando Sonnet: In Memoriam

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    Alberto José Figueras

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    Full Text Available Recuerdo del Profesor Doctor Fernando Sonnet, destacado docente e investigador, en las áreas de economía agraria, economía de empresas y microeconomía, en el Instituto de Economía y Finanzas de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.Palabras Clave: Fernando H. Sonnet; Recuerdo; Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.Código JEL: B32. Professor Doctor Fernando Sonnet: In MemoriamAbstractRemembrance of Professor Doctor Fernando Sonnet, a senior lecturer and researcher in the areas of agricultural economics, business economics and microeconomics at the Institute of Economics and Finance at the Faculty of Economics, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.Keywords: Fernando H. Sonnet; Memory; Universidad Nacional de CórdobaJEL Classification: B32.

  4. Fernando Alonso murdus ja tunnistas seaduse rikkumist

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    McLareni meeskonnas sõitev vormel-1 kahekordne maailmameister Fernando Alonso tunnistas, et sai salajast teavet konkureerivast Ferrari tiimist, mistõttu hakatakse infoleket uuesti kõrgemal tasemel uurima

  5. Fernando Alonso murdus ja tunnistas seaduse rikkumist

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    McLareni meeskonnas sõitev vormel-1 kahekordne maailmameister Fernando Alonso tunnistas, et sai salajast teavet konkureerivast Ferrari tiimist, mistõttu hakatakse infoleket uuesti kõrgemal tasemel uurima

  6. OCCULTISM AND MEDIUMSHIP IN FERNANDO PESSOA

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    Full Text Available This work is the result of a research on the influence that the occultism had on the work of the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa. To delimitate the study, we selected papers of Fernando Pessoa, which  suggested that the poet considered himself medium, and hence influenced his work, building his depersonalization. This work presents, thus, as main objectiveto analyze personal papers of Fernando Pessoa, whose outstanding characteristic is the presence of occultism and the supposed mediumship defended by him in response to non-literary and heteronymic manifestations. To this end, I focused on specific objectives, which are: a to study the speech of Fernando Pessoa on his supposed mediumship / occultism b to analyze specific texts that are, for the poet, mediumistic manifestations c to study excerpts from a set of personal letters in which Fernando Pessoa suggested being a medium. It is true that this dissertation will address many discussions already made by scholars and specialists in Fernando Pessoa, but we consider the possibility to deepen issues and contribute to the critical fortune of the poet.

  7. Péndulos astronómicos y cronómetros marinos de la armada: el observatorio de San Fernando y los antecedentes del patrón nacional de tiempo (1753-1957

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    Full Text Available This article is a brief review on the precision clocks in use by the Spanish Navy during the XVIII, XIX and XX centuries. It deals with the introduction in Spain of marine chronometers needed for the application of the new techniques of astronomical navigation and also, with the evolution of the methods for time keeping and determination by astronomical pendulum clocks. Both facts placed the Navy and its Observatory in a good starting position for future activity in the field of the scientific study of time in our country.

    Este artículo presenta un breve estudio sobre los relojes de precisión usados por la Armada española durante los siglos XVIII, XIX y XX. Se trata, por una parte, sobre la introducción en España de los cronómetros marinos, necesarios para la aplicación de las nuevas técnicas de navegación astronómica. Se estudia, además, la evolución del sistema de determinación y conservación de la hora mediante péndulos astronómicos, origen del servicio horario del Observatorio de San Femando. Ambas vertientes sitúan a la Marina, y a su Observatorio, en un lugar preferente en los trabajos relacionados con el cómputo científico del tiempo en nuestro país.

  8. El populismo de Fernando Vallejo

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    Oswaldo Ortegón Cufiño

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    Full Text Available Desde una visión interdisciplinaria, este trabajo busca reconocer actitudes populistas en la narrativa y el habla de Fernando Vallejo. Se observa cómo el autor y el gramático narrador de sus novelas y film (1994-2010, 2000 recurren de forma insistente y unívoca a la difusión de un pensamiento demoledor de la vieja institucionalidad, que funda la nación latinoamericana con estrategias comunicativas provocadoras, autoritarias, afectuosas y mesiánicas que, por lo general, tipifican el discurso populista. En la primera parte se discute el entronque ideológicopolítico de Vallejo con la tradición literaria latinoamericana. En la segunda parte se analiza la forma en la que discurren las estrategias comunicativas que se anotan. Algunas de sus novelas, ensayos y presentaciones públicas constituyen la materia de este trabajo. Al final, se destaca la genialidad del lenguaje vallejiano para articular una extraña forma de encantamiento social que carece de un estilo definido.

  9. The effect of regulation caused by a dam on the distribution of the functional feeding groups of the benthos in the sub basin of the Grande River (san Luis, Argentina).

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    Vallania, Adriana; Corigliano, Maria Del Carmen

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    The construction of small dams in principal streams is one of the most common forms of regulation in the province of San Luis since they cause changes of physical, chemical and biological nature downstream. The purpose of this study was to analyze the short-term modifications in the food organization of benthic macroinvertebrates communities due to the construction of a dam in the Grande River (San Luis, Argentina). Two sampling sites were established: one before the dam and another one after it. The samplings were carried out with Surber sampler and during an annual cycle extending from April 1997 to March 1998, and two complementary samplings were done in low and high waters. The field sampling design was stratified randomly, and 3 pseudo replicas were taken in a transect seasonally and monthly and were then averaged. Macroinvertebrates were classified in different functional feeding groups. The comparisons at the level of physical and chemical variables and absolute abundances of the functional groups were carried out by means of the Wilcoxon test for two related samples. The collector-filterers, scrapers and predators increase whereas the collector-gatherers and shredders decreased. There were significant differences at the level of gatherers and shredders.

  10. El deslizamiento de rocas y detritos sobre elrío Santa Cruz y el aluvión resultante por el colapso del dique natural, AndesCentrales de San Juan Rock-debris landslide on Santa Cruz river andresulting flash flood by collapse of the natural dam, Central Andes of SanJuan

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    Laura Perucca

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Durante el verano de 2005 un gran deslizamiento derocas y detritos ubicado en la ladera occidental de la Cordillera de Santa Cruzobturó el valle del río Santa Cruz, en el sudeste de la provincia de San Juan(31º40'12''S; 70º16'18''O. Este deslizamiento originó una presa natural en laquebrada del río y formó un lago de volumen considerable. El 12 de noviembre de2005, probablemente por la enorme presión generada por la masa de agua contrala presa, se produjo el colapso parcial del dique natural, originándose uninesperado aluvión que provocó numerosas pérdidas económicas en las principaleslocalidades del departamento Calingasta y daños considerables en uno de losproyectos más relevantes de la provincia de San Juan, el dique Caracoles sobreel río San Juan. Debido a los costos elevados que implicaría la toma de medidasde mitigación en esta zona montañosa alejada y casi inaccesible, lasprincipales medidas que se pueden tomar se refieren a sistemas de alertatemprana de aluviones agua abajo, el monitoreo hidrológico en la presa y un seguimientosatelital anual para conocer la evolución del deslizamiento.During summer of 2005, a large debris-rockslide occluded the Santa Cruz river valley, from the west slope of theCordillera de Santa Cruz in southeast of San Juan province (S31º40'12'';W70º16'18''. The landslide originated a natural dam in Santa Cruz river andformed a lake of considerable volume. The 12th of November of 2005, probably byeffect of the pressure generated by the same mass of water against the dam, thepartial collapse of this natural dam took place, causing a violent andunexpected flash flood and generating several economic losses in the mainlocalities of Calingasta department and considerable damages in one of the mostrelevant projects of the San Juan province, Caracoles dam, developed in the SanJuan river. Because of the high costs of taking physical remediation measuresto the natural dam in this very farest and almost

  11. Secular changes in the tidal constituents in San Francisco Bay originated by the California Gold Rush and major dam-building projects

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    Rodríguez, I.; Ortiz, M.

    2015-12-01

    Hourly sea-level records for the time period of 1901 to 2012 at Fort Point tidal station in San Francisco Bay are analyzed in an attempt to find the origin of the secular changes found in the tidal constituents. Complex demodulation implemented with a low pass filter window of 8760 hours was employed to extract the amplitude and phase of the principal tidal constituent M2 as a function of time. The 18.6 year nodal signal was removed by using the tide potential of the equilibrium tide. The results show significant trends up to 4 cm in amplitude as well as phase shifts of 17 minutes per century. Moreover, yearly amplitude variations of M2 show to be inversely correlated to river flow discharge. On the other hand, the results of a simplified two-layer numerical hydrodynamic model indicate that long-term tide variations are directly related to the morphological evolution of a sandbank located outside the bay surrounding its entrance, acting as a hydraulic control for the whole bay. According to historical results, the sandbank reached its shallowest depth during the California Gold Rush (1848-1884), when mining debris together with large amounts of sediment were deposited into the estuary. After the Central Valley Water Project was approved (1933), many dams were built decreasing significantly the sediment supply. With the passage of time, the gradual loss of sedimentation also diminished the sandbank, increasing its depth. This fact explains the observed secular long-term advance of the tidal phase, as well as the increasing trend of the M2 amplitude.

  12. San Fernando Valley California Earthquakes of 1971 and 1994

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This slide set compares two earthquakes that were separated by a distance of 10 miles and a time of 23 years. Disproving the notion that once an earthquake has...

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    Department of Transportation — This map layer portrays major dams of the United States, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (NTAD 2015). The map layer was created by extracting dams...

  14. Política en Fernando Savater

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    Juan Malpartida

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se expone la idea de que, en política, tres han sido los objetos principales en la reflexión de Fernando Savater: la libertad, el individuo (nunca desligado de su contraparte, la sociedad y la democracia. Su visión universalista de la política se ha traducido además en críticas demoledoras contra todo pensamiento colectivista o tribal, en especial el nacionalista.

  15. Fernando: An educational ahead-of-time bytecode compiler

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    Puffitsch, Wolfgang

    2015-01-01

    an educational platform. This paper presents the design of Fernando and explains the reasoning behind various design decisions. The design results in an extremely small code base of around 3k lines of code. While high performance was not a primary design goal, our evaluation shows that Fernando achieves...

  16. Fernando Cassinello Pérez, polyhedral architect

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    M. Centellas Soler

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available The work of architect Fernando Cassinello Pérez (Almería, 1928-Madrid, 1975 rests on three pillars: architectural production focused on the design and construction of housing and hotel establishments, academic activity as Professor of Construction at the Escuela de Arquitectura de Madrid, and research concern developed in the IETcc of which he became director, and exercised as an author of books and research papers, as disseminator lecturer, speaker at major conferences or as an active member of international associations linked to construction with concrete. This article will review his prolific activity as polyhedral architect and will find interesting works that designed and built by relying on extensive contemporary and international architectural culture.

  17. El represamiento y aluvión del río Santa Cruz, Andes Principales (31°40'S, provincia de San Juan Landslide dam and outburst of the Río Santa Cruz, Main Andes, (31°40'S, province of San Juan

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    Patricio E. D'odorico

    2009-12-01

    , capaces de causar daños materiales a las poblaciones que se localizan aguas abajo. El aluvión del 12 de noviembre de 2005, descargó 32.100.000 m³ en 67 minutos y recorrió 254 km en aproximadamente 12 horas.In the region of the Main Andes of San Juan, exists a high concentration of landslide deposits that can originate natural dams. The outburst of these dams generated by slide is a common process in this morphology. The analyses of satellite imagery and air photos of previous years allow reconstructing the characteristics and the origin of the slides that formed those natural dams. In this region of the Main Andes, the rapid uplift and erosion of the mountain chain has created abrupt slopes and an internal structure in the materials that determined an increase of the susceptibility to the slope collapse without triggers as the seismic activity or precipitations. The objectives of the present work are (1 to analyze the causes that formed the natural dam and produced the landslide dam and development of the Los Erizos lagoon in the middle course of the Santa Cruz river; (2 the outburst of the dam and their consequent flood; and (3 the morphologic characteristic of the study region. The temporary comparison between air photos with satellite imageries indicates that the natural dam was generated by slip of the western hillside of the Santa Cruz mountain range, located below the Cerro Estrella. However, the constant water flow to the lagoon, has increased its water level until reaching the maximum benchmark of the dam, produced the beginning of the lake drainage and weakening of the dam causing the outburst and its consequent flood. Based on satellite imagery, a temporary analysis of the lagoon is presented, indicating that monitoring is an important tool to alert in the whole San Juan river basin for possible natural dikes, preventing hazards to the populations down water. The alluvium of November 12 of 2005, discharged 32.100.000 m³ in 67 minutes and traveled 254 km in

  18. A reflexividade discursiva em O Marinheiro, de Fernando Pessoa

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    Caio Gagliardi

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Fernando Pessoa conceived all his work as an immense drama. The present paper attempts to identify the place of O Marinheiro, his first and unique play completed in the work of Fernando Pessoa, especially considering its discursive reflexivity. His basic procedure is the interpretation of key excerpts of drama, trough an intertextual approach to historical, mythological and literary data, such as Ultimatum, the utopia of the Quinto Império and the “Mensagem” poem.

  19. Santa Ana River Design Memorandum Number 1. Phase 2. GDM on the Santa Ana River Mainstem Including Santiago Creek. Volume 1. Seven Oaks Dam. Appendixes B Through G

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    approximately 177 square miles, excluding the 32 square miles tributary to Baldwin Lake , has its headwaters in the rugged San Bernardino Mountains. Elevations...include the Newport- Inglewood fault, which caused the 1933 Long Beach earthquake, the Whittier- Elsinore fault zone, and the San Jacinto fault zone...Upper Howell Dam, the Lower Howell Dam and the Lake Ranch Dam. For the latter two dams the fault is reported to have intersected the dam and for the

  20. Dam Safety Concepts

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    2014-01-01

    The majority of dams constructed in the world are dams that can be categorized as embankment dams. Throughout history we can point to many failures of dams, and embankment dams in particular. Nowadays it is clear that the goal to construct stable dams has not been achieved, even with advanced techno

  1. Dam Safety Concepts

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    Duricic, J.

    2014-01-01

    The majority of dams constructed in the world are dams that can be categorized as embankment dams. Throughout history we can point to many failures of dams, and embankment dams in particular. Nowadays it is clear that the goal to construct stable dams has not been achieved, even with advanced

  2. Dam Safety Concepts

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    Duricic, J.

    2014-01-01

    The majority of dams constructed in the world are dams that can be categorized as embankment dams. Throughout history we can point to many failures of dams, and embankment dams in particular. Nowadays it is clear that the goal to construct stable dams has not been achieved, even with advanced techno

  3. Challenging Modernism: Fernando Pessoa and the Book of Disquiet

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    2013-01-01

    In this thesis I studied the Book of Disquiet by Portuguese author Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) in order to determine to what extent the work could be linked to European literary modernism. In the first part of the thesis I focused on text-genetical issues to determine which manuscripts from Pessoa’s

  4. Cabral Martins, Fernando (2008. Dicionário de Fernando Pessoa e do modernismo português. Lisboa: Caminho; 959 pp.

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    Jasmina Markič

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Fernando Pessoa es, sin duda alguna, uno de los mayores poetas portugueses y europeos. En noviembre 2008 fue publicado un extenso libro, una especie de enciclopedia, intitulado Dicionário de Fernando Pessoa e do Modernismo Português. Fernando Cabral Martins, profesor de literatura y cultura portuguesas en la universidad lisboeta Universidade Nova de Lisboa, traductor y ensayista, editor de antologías literarias y autor de estudios sobre los modernistas portugueses, en especial sobre Fernando Pessoa, Mario de Sá Carneiro y Almada Negreiros, es el editor y uno de los autores de esta obra.

  5. Strategies for industrial policy and economic development : Fernando Fajnzylber's ideas

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    2006-01-01

    Resumo:Esta tese estuda a trajetória intelectual de Fernando Fajnzylber com o propósito de recuperar, sistematizar e apresentar uma leitura critica das suas idéias e de seus ideais relacionados a uma estratégia de política industrial e desenvolvimento econômico para a América Latina. Fernando Fajnzylber foi um teórico do desenvolvimento latino-americano e o responsável pela construção do novo enfoque teórico da CEP AL para a década de 1990, que deu origem ao projeto cepalino de "transfonnação...

  6. 土坝动力应变局部化与渐进破坏的自适应有限元分析%An adaptive finite element method for strain localization and progressive failure of earth dam under earthquake

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    黄茂松; 钱建固; 吴世明

    2001-01-01

    为合理描述土坝由于地震荷载引起的应变局部化与渐进破坏现象,本文采用了一种基于类似位移梯度的误差指示的自适应网格有限元技术,同时还将快速的、无条件稳定的分步时域解法与自适应技术结合起来。文中对美国著名的Lower San Fernando土坝的分析,显示了本文提出的有限元新技术的有效性。%An adaptive finite element method for localized deformation and progressive failure of fluid-infiltrated soils under earthquake loading is presented. The present paper is a direct extension of the research reported by Zienkiewicz and the first author[12]. The adaptive technique has been extended to the problems incorporating dynamic loading and effects of the fluid phases. An efficient computation involving adaptive remeshing has been achieved through the introduction of an unconditionally stable staggered time-stepping algorithm. A re-analysis of the Lower San Fernando dam slide under earthquake has demonstrated the ability of the proposed approach to dealing with more complicated strain localization problems.

  7. An approach to fernando savater’s enlightened humanism

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    Marta Nogueroles Jové

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available This article presents a description of the third stage of the intelectual career of Fernando Savater. This phase, thats starts with the publication of Ética como amor propio (1988 is characterized by a strong defense of enlightenment humanismo. In this article we review the principal foundations of the savaterian humanism: ethics of self-esteem, individualism, education, democray, Human rights and universal philosophy

  8. O eu, o outro e a ética da alteridade: um diálogo intertextual entre Fernando Pessoa e Caio Fernando Abreu

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    Anselmo Peres Alós

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: Neste trabalho, analisamos uma obra literária portuguesa (O marinheiro, de Fernando Pessoa e uma outra, brasileira (O marinheiro, conto escrito por Caio Fernando Abreu. Para estabelecer relações inter-literárias entre estes dois textos, utilizamos o conceito de intertextualidade, desenvolvido por Julie Kristeva (1969. No final deste artigo, mostramos que, nos dois textos, há a proposta de um projeto ético e, ao mesmo tempo, estético, presente na produção artísticas destes dois escritores.Palavras-chave: Literatura comparada; literatura portuguesa; Fernando Pessoa; O Marinheiro; literatura brasileira; Caio Fernando Abreu; O Marinheiro; intertextualidade.Résumé: Dans ce travail, nous analysons un uvrage littéraire portugais (O marinheiro, de Fernando Pessoa et un conte brésilien (O marinheiro, conto escrito por Caio Fernando Abreu. Pour étudier les relations interlittéraires entre ces deux textes, nous utilisons le concept d’intertextualité développé par Julie Kristeva (1969. À la fin de cet article, nous montrons que, dans les deux textes, il y a la proposition d’un projet éthique et esthétique, présent dans la production artistique des deux écrivains.Mots-clés: Littérature comparée; littérature portugaise; Fernando Pessoa; O marinheiro; littérature brésilienne; Caio Fernando Abreu; O marinheiro; intertextualité.Keywords: Comparative literature; Portuguese literature; Fernando Pessoa; O marinheiro; Brazilian literature; Caio Fernando Abreu; O marinheiro; intertextuality.

  9. Vías para la articulación de la investigación en educación médica en la Facultad de Medicina de San Fernando con la investigación en recursos humanos en el Perú

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    Pedro Jesús Mendoza Arana

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: En investigaciones previas se ha identificado la desarticulación entre la acción investigadora de la Universidad, y las prioridades de investigación o necesidades de conocimiento, entre otros campos, en el de la educación médica y la investigación educacional en salud, lo que resta aplicabilidad a los resultados de las investigaciones. Objetivos: Identificar factores explicativos de la desarticulación entre la investigación en educación médica en la Facultad de Medicina, y la investigación en recursos humanos en salud en el país. Diseño: Estudio de caso cualitativo. Institución: Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM, Lima, Perú. Participantes: Informantes de la universidad y de la autoridad sanitaria nacional. Métodos: El estudio se basó en entrevistas semiestructuradas a informantes clave tanto de la universidad como de la autoridad sanitaria nacional. Principales medidas de resultados: Factores explicativos de desarticulación. Resultados: Los factores explicativos de la desarticulación entre la investigación en educación médica en la Facultad de Medicina y la investigación en recursos humanos en salud en el país fueron: a Una cultura de investigación dependiente de los recursos universitarios, que son escasos para investigaciones de mayor envergadura como los requeridos por el Ministerio de Salud (MINSA; b Para el MINSA, la UNMSM es una entidad de baja visibilidad; sus publicaciones en el campo de Recursos Humanos no son conocidas; c La investigación sanmarquina se visualiza como fruto de esfuerzos individuales, no de la existencia de equipos de investigación. Conclusiones: Las líneas de investigación consistentes con la experiencia e intereses de los investigadores de la Facultad de Medicina, enmarcadas en las prioridades de investigación de recursos humanos en Salud en el Perú, fueron a la articulación de la formación en pregrado de los recursos humanos en salud

  10. El espejo sombrío por Fernando Soto Aparicio

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    Agustín Rodríguez Garavito

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    Full Text Available Fernando Soto Aparicio ha publicado un nuevo libro. Atrás quedan: Oración Personal a Jesucristo, poemas publicados en 1959; Tránsito de la Doncella, (poemas 1960: Diámetro del Corazón, poemas 1964 y otros. Y las siguiente novelas: "Los Bienaventurados", "La Rebelión de las Ratas, (que oportunamente comentamos en esta Sección. un volumen de cuentos; "Solamente la vida.,, El Viento oscuro de la Cólera y "Mientras llueve".

  11. Fernando Cassinello: la construcción del paseo vertical

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    La obra del arquitecto almeriense Fernando Cassinello Pérez (Almería, 1928-Madrid, 1975)ha sido escasamente publicada a pesar de ser prolífica y de calidad. El desarrollo de su profesión descansa sobre tres pilares: la producción arquitectónica, la actividad académica y la inquietud investigadora. Cassinello encontró en las escaleras un elemento donde depositar el ingenio creativo y un tema sobre el que escribir e investigar, además de transferir ese conocimiento a sus propias obr...

  12. Estudo patográfico de Fernando Pessoa

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    Fernando Pessoa, incontestavelmente um dos maiores gênios da literatura universal, é objeto deste estudo patográfico. Através da análise de sua biografia e obra, os autores buscam delinear seus perfis psicológico e psicopatológico e caracterizar uma associação entre sua evidente bipolaridade e seu padrão criativo. Os dados do estudo revelam claramente um componente bipolar e sugerem haver influência de seu humor de base sobre a atividade literária, quanto ao conteúdo, número de po...

  13. A pessoalidade poética em Fernando Pessoa

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    2015-01-01

    Esta pesquisa investiga a pessoalidade poética em Fernando Pessoa. A base do estudo é a estética da formatividade de Luigi Pareyson, da qual extraímos as principais categorias concernentes à hermenêutica literária. É uma investigação interdisciplinar, no tocante a seu arcabouço estético e literário, mas se trata inequivocamente de uma tese sobre literatura, pois a temática filosófica que é transversal ao todo da pesquisa esclarece e interpreta a pluralidade de poemas de Pessoa, em todos os tó...

  14. Energy efficiency in public buildings - case study of the Centro Administrativo Fernando Ferrari, RS, Brazil; Eficientizacao de predios publicos - estudo de caso: Centro Administrativo Fernando Ferrari, RS

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    Dias, S.S.; Niedersberg, L.C.; Berlitz, F.A. [Secretaria de Energia, Minas e Comunicacao do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil)]. E-mail: dias@via-rs.net

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    This paper presents the development phases of the energetic efficiency project for lighting system developed at the Fernando Ferrari Administration Center of the Rio Grande do Sul State government, Brazil.

  15. Fernando Rosas Pfingsthorn, Premio Nacional de Arte en Música 2006 Fernando Rosas Pfingsthorn, National Arts Prize in Music 2006

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    Carmen Peña Fuenzalida

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta un perfil de la actividad musical desarrollada por Fernando Rosas Pfingsthorn desde que inició su trayectoria en la década de 1950 hasta la actualidad. Se destaca su contribución en la dirección y creación de orquestas de cámara y la labor de proyección de estos conjuntos en el extranjero; la consolidación de programas académicos de formación de músicos; la promoción y apoyo a la fundación de orquestas juveniles e infantiles a lo largo de todo el país, y la participación en proyectos institucionales y privados de difusión musical, dirigidos a diversos públicos y materializados en temporadas de conciertos, festivales, programas de radio y de televisión, entre otros, gracias a una efectiva gestión culturalThis article is focused on the entire career of Fernando Rosas (born 1931 from its beginning in the decade of 1950, until the present day. During almost sixty years, Fernando Rosas has been known as conductor of chamber orchestras, many of which were created by him, and which became widely known throughout Chile and abroad thanks to his great capacity as organizer. He won the National Arts Prize in 2006 considering besides his outstanding achievements as head of academic programs for music students, his promoting and support of youth and children orchestras throughout the country, and his efficient organization of musical extension projects targeted to different audiences on both public and private basis. A significant growth of musical activity in Chile, in terms of concert seasons, music festivals, radio and television broadcasting, among others, is due to his effective leadership

  16. Geomorphic and Ecological Issues in Removal of Sediment-Filled Dams in the California Coast Ranges (Invited)

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    Kondolf, G. M.; Oreilly, C.

    2010-12-01

    Water-supply reservoirs in the actively eroding California Coast Ranges are vulnerable to sediment filling, thus creating obsolete impounding dams (Minear & Kondolf 2009). Once full of sediment, there is more impetus to remove dams for public safety and fish passage, but managing accumulated sediments becomes a dominant issue in dam removal planning. We analyzed the planning process and sediment management analyses for five dams, all of which have important ecological resources but whose dam removal options are constrained by potential impacts to downstream urban populations. Ringe Dam on Malibu Ck, Matilija Dam on the Ventura River, Searsville Dam on San Francisquito Ck, and Upper York Creek Dam on York Ck cut off important habitat for anadromous steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). San Clemente Dam on the Carmel River has a working fish ladder, but only some of the migratory steelhead use it. By virtue of having filled with sediment, all five dams are at greater risk of seismic failure. San Clemente Dam is at greater risk because its foundation is on alluvium (not bedrock), and the poor-quality concrete in Matilija Dam is deteriorating from an akali-aggregate reaction. Simply removing the dams and allowing accumulated sediments to be transported downstream is not an option because all these rivers have extremely expensive houses along downstream banks and floodplains, so that allowing the downstream channel to aggrade with dam-dervied sediments could expose agencies to liability for future flood losses. Analyses of potential sediment transport have been based mostly on application of tractive force models, and have supported management responses ranging from in-situ stabilization (San Clemente and Matilija) to removal of stored sediment (York) to annual dredging to maintain capacity and prevent sediment passing over the dam (proposed for Searsville).

  17. Homenaje al Dr. Fernando Merino Niño

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    Lisbeth Berrueta

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    Full Text Available encuentra tu pasión y hazla posible, dale un propósito a tu vida por encima de todo; que la motivación por alcanzar tus metas sea siempre mayor que el temor al fracaso” Anónimo FERNANDO MERINO NINO (1946-2011 DEDICO SU VIDA A SU PASION MÁS GRANDE: LA INVESTIGACION. Nació en España y a los 7 años de edad se mudó con su familia a Caracas, Venezuela, en donde creció y se obtuvo su título de Médico Cirujano a los 22 años de edad, en las aulas de la ilustre Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV. Posteriormente, continuo su formación académica en Búfalo en el estado de Nueva York, USA, donde obtuvo el grado de Doctor en Ciencias y luego regresa a Venezuela e inicia su carrera como investigador en el Centro de Medicina Experimental del Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC y paralelamente como profesor de la UCV adscrito al Instituto Anatomopatológico de la Universidad Central de Venezuela. Fernando

  18. Alpine dams

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    Alain Marnezy

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Les barrages-réservoirs de montagne ont été réalisés initialement dans les Alpes pour répondre à la demande d’énergie en période hivernale. Une certaine diversification des usages de l’eau s’est ensuite progressivement développée, en relation avec le développement touristique des collectivités locales. Aujourd’hui, la participation des ouvrages d’Électricité De France à la production de neige de culture représente une nouvelle étape. Dans les régions où les aménagements hydroélectriques sont nombreux, les besoins en eau pour la production de neige peuvent être résolus par prélèvements à partir des adductions EDF. Les gestionnaires de stations échappent ainsi aux inconvénients liés à la construction et à la gestion des « retenues collinaires ». Cette évolution, qui concerne déjà quelques régions alpines comme la haute Maurienne ou le Beaufortin, apparaît comme une forme renouvelée d’intégration territoriale de la ressource en eau.Mountain reservoirs were initially built in the Alps to meet energy needs in the winter. A certain diversification in the uses of water then gradually developed, related to tourism development in the local communities. Today, the use of facilities belonging to EDF (French Electricity Authority to provide water for winter resorts to make artificial snow represents a new phase. By taking water from EDF resources to supply snow-making equipment, resort managers are thus able to avoid the problems related to the construction and management of small headwater dams. This new orientation in the use of mountain water resources already affects a number of alpine regions such as the Upper Maurienne valley and Beaufortain massif and represents a renewed form of the territorial integration of water resources.

  19. A educação no governo de Fernando Henrique Cardoso Education in the government of Fernando Henrique Cardoso

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    Eunice Ribeiro Durham

    1999-10-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho apresenta a evolução do sistema educacional durante o governo Fernando Henrique Cardoso, no contexto das transformações ocorridas na última década. Os dados demonstram o nítido progresso ocorrido na educação básica; o artigo analisa as políticas educacionais implementadas e as transformações ocorridas no sistema neste período. Parte especial é dedicada ao ensino superior, na qual se mostra a permanência da crise que afeta as instituições públicas, particularmente as federais, e os avanços registrados nos processos de avaliação do sistema.This work presents the evolution of the educational system during the government of Fernando Henrique Cardoso, in the context of the transformations occurred in the last decade. The data demonstrates a clear progress in elementary education and the article analyses the implemented educational policy and the transformation, which occurred in the system during this time. A special part is dedicated to College, and it is demonstrated the existence of a crisis which affects the public institutions, mainly the Federal ones. It also shows the headway in the process of evaluation of the system.

  20. Iran funds dam completion

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    Iran has signed a contract with unnamed foreign financiers for US$300M to fund two half-finished dam schemes, according to Tehran radio. The schemes are the Ostur dam in Mianeh in East Azerbaijan province and the Molla Sadra dam in Fars province. The Ostur dam will have a storage capacity of 2B m3 and a 160 MW hydro power station.

  1. Estimates o the risks associated with dam failure

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    Ayyaswamy, P.; Hauss, B.; Hseih, T.; Moscati, A.; Hicks, T.E.; Okrent, D.

    1974-03-01

    The probabilities and potential consequences of dam failure in California, primarily due to large earthquakes, was estimated, taking as examples eleven dams having a relatively large population downstream. Mortalities in the event of dam failure range from 11,000 to 260,000, while damage to property may be as high as $720 million. It was assumed that an intensity IX or X earthquake (on the Modified Mercalli Scale) would be sufficient to completely fail earthen dams. Predictions of dam failure were based on the recurrence times of such earthquakes. For the dams studied, the recurrence intervals for an intensity IX earthquake varied between 20 and 800 years; for an intensity X between 50 and 30,000 years. For the Lake Chabot and San Pablo dams (respectively 20, 30 years recurrent earthquake times for a intensity X) the associated consequences are: 34,000 (Lake Chabot) and 30,000 (San Pablo) people killed; damage $140 million and $77 million. Evaculation was found to ameliorate the consequences slightly in most cases because of the short time available. Calculations are based on demography, and assume 10 foot floodwaters will drown all in their path and destroy all one-unit homes in the flood area. Damage estimates reflect losses incurred by structural damage to buildings and do not include loss of income. Hence the economic impact is probably understated.

  2. Hoover Dam Learning Packet.

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    Bureau of Reclamation (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.

    This learning packet provides background information about Hoover Dam (Nevada) and the surrounding area. Since the dam was built at the height of the Depression in 1931, people came from all over the country to work on it. Because of Hoover Dam, the Colorado River was controlled for the first time in history and farmers in Nevada, California, and…

  3. 78 FR 59230 - Special Local Regulations; Annual Marine Events on the Colorado River, Between Davis Dam...

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    2013-09-26

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 Special Local Regulations; Annual Marine Events on the Colorado River, Between Davis Dam (Bullhead City, Arizona) and Headgate Dam (Parker, Arizona) Within the San Diego...

  4. 78 FR 13748 - Environmental Impact Statement for the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project, Los...

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    ... Angeles, CA 90012. Representatives of Native American tribal governments and of all federal, state... individuals and organizations, public agencies, and Native American tribes to comment on the scope of the DEIS... headways reduced from 10 minutes peak/17.5 minutes off-peak to 6 minutes peak/12 minutes off-peak. In...

  5. Tracking on non-active collaborative objects from San Fernando Laser station

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    Catalán, Manuel; Quijano, Manuel; Cortina, Luis M.; Pazos, Antonio A.; Martín-Davila, José

    2016-04-01

    The Royal Observatory of the Spanish Navy (ROA) works on satellite geodesy from the early days of the space age, when the first artificial satellite tracking telescope was installed in 1958: the Baker-Nunn camera. In 1975 a French satellite Laser ranging (SLR) station was installed and operated at ROA . Since 1980, ROA has been operating this instrument which was upgraded to a third generation and it is still keep into a continuous update to reach the highest level of operability. Since then ROA has participated in different space geodesy campaigns through the International Laser Service Stations (ILRS) or its European regional organization (EUROLAS), tracking a number of artificial satellites types : ERS, ENVISAT, LAGEOS, TOPEX- POSEIDON to name but a few. Recently we opened a new field of research: space debris tracking, which is receiving increasing importance and attention from international space agencies. The main problem is the relatively low accuracy of common used methods. It is clear that improving the predicted orbit accuracy is necessary to fulfill our aims (avoiding unnecessary anti-collision maneuvers,..). Following results obtained by other colleagues (Austria, China, USA,...) we proposed to share our time-schedule using our satellite ranging station to obtain data which will make orbital elements predictions far more accurate (sub-meter accuracy), while we still keep our tracking routines over active satellites. In this communication we report the actions fulfill until nowadays.

  6. Lazaretos, historia y proyectos en la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando (II

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    Juana María Balsalobre García

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Aunque su interés ya lia sido expresado en la primera parte del tema, aquí se trata de conjugar la aproximación histórica, acerca del lazareto, establecida por la historiografía, con la relevancia y características de unos proyectos arquitectónicos. En los que destacan los manuscritos escritos por los arquitectos y la importante parte gráfica de sus planos. Con el análisis de esas fuentes documentales se pretende mostrar la imagen académica y también la tipológica. Todos ellos son eslabones de nuestra arquitectura en las décadas centrales del siglo XIX.Although interest has already been expressed in the first part of this article, here the aim is to combine the histórica! details about the lazareto, which have been discovered by studying history, with the relevance and characteristics ofsome architectural projects. Amongst these projects, manuscripts written by architects and their important plans, stand out the most. By analysing these documents one aims to show both the academic image and also the model. These are all links to our architecture from the middie ofthe 19t century.

  7. Democracia y ética: una entrevista con Fernando Savater

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    Bienvenido Argueta Hernández

    2011-01-01

    El 29 de octubre de 2003 el académico Fernando Savater ofreció una conferencia sobre “La ética de la desesperanza” para la entrega de los Premios a la Comunicación que organiza anualmente el Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia -UNICEF-/Guatemala. Savater quién es uno de los filósofos y escritores más importantes en España, tiene una amplia publicación de obras relacionadas con la problemática de la ética, la política, las humanidades y la educación. Entre sus principales obras se en...

  8. Fernando Pessoa: um diálogo com a Lusofonia

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    Vila Maior, Dionísio

    2008-01-01

    Reflexão sobre a “Lusofonia”. Nesse sentido se opera sobre matrizes operatórias configuradas por termos e conceitos diversos: “língua”, “discurso identitário” “unidade” e “diversidade”. Para isso, esta reflexão apoia-se pensamento de Fernando Pessoa acerca da “língua portuguesa”, das “línguas universais”, do “Quinto império” e do “imperialismo cultural”, no sentido de consolidar uma noção: a que fundamenta o princípio de existência de uma ampla Comunidade linguística traçada pelo diapasão da ...

  9. Fernando Vallejo: El ángel del apocalipsis

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    Fabio Martínez

    1988-01-01

    Full Text Available Debo comenzar por decir que Fernando Vallejo, el escritor colombiano que se hizo famoso por su magistral obra sobre la vida de Barba Jacob, no es ningún santo. Músico, cineasta y viajero impenitente, su compleja y prolífica obra, hoy es piedra de escándalo y motivo de las más exacerbadas contradicciones, que van desde un análisis justo y objetivo de su obra hasta la condena moral y filistea , como se puede observar en Medellín , su ciudad natal, donde todos los días -como dice Antonin Artaud- la gente come vagina cocinada con salsa verde.

  10. Fernando Pessoa: um diálogo com a Lusofonia

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    Vila Maior, Dionísio

    2008-01-01

    Reflexão sobre a “Lusofonia”. Nesse sentido se opera sobre matrizes operatórias configuradas por termos e conceitos diversos: “língua”, “discurso identitário” “unidade” e “diversidade”. Para isso, esta reflexão apoia-se pensamento de Fernando Pessoa acerca da “língua portuguesa”, das “línguas universais”, do “Quinto império” e do “imperialismo cultural”, no sentido de consolidar uma noção: a que fundamenta o princípio de existência de uma ampla Comunidade linguística traçada pelo diapasão da ...

  11. Académico Fernando Serpa Flórez

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    José Felix Patiño Restrepo

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    Brillante, generoso, noble, escritor prolífico, un completo caballero, Fernando Serpa Flórez fue el prototipo del médico intelectual, humanista y humanitario. Su vocación por la salud pública lo llevó a ocupar altos cargos en el ramo: Secretario General del Ministerio de Salud, Secretario de Salud de Bogotá, Director del Instituto Nacional de Salud, Director del Ministerio de Salud y Ministro Encargado de Salud. Como Asesor de la Organización Mundial de la Salud, trabajó en Afganistán en el programa de erradicación de la viruela.
    Fue médico, jefe de Ecopetrol. Desde su elevada posición como Magistrado del Tribunal Nacional de Etica Médica, y con el ejemplo de su vida personal, como uno de los miembros más distinguidos de la Academia Nacional de Medicina, Fernando Serpa Flórez ocupa un lugar de particular distinción en la historia
    contemporánea de la medicina colombiana.

    Tuve el privilegio de su amistad por más de medio siglo, como condiscípulo en la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Nacional y luego a través de los años compartiendo afectos e intereses. Me acompaño con talento, lealtad y dedicación como Director del Ministerio cuando ocupé el cargo de Ministro en el Gobierno del eximio Presidente Guillermo León Valencia. Para quienes lo conocimos de cerca, este vástago de
    una brillante familia de médicos, sobrevivirá en nuestra memoria y en sus obras...

  12. San Francisco District Laboratory (SAN)

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — Program Capabilities Food Analysis SAN-DO Laboratory has an expert in elemental analysis who frequently performs field inspections of materials. A recently acquired...

  13. Dam removal: Listening in

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    Foley, Melissa M.; Bellmore, James; O'Connor, James E.; Duda, Jeff; East, Amy E.; Grant, Gordon G.; Anderson, Chauncey; Bountry, Jennifer A.; Collins, Mathias J.; Connolly, Patrick J.; Craig, Laura S.; Evans, James E.; Greene, Samantha; Magilligan, Francis J.; Magirl, Christopher S.; Major, Jon J.; Pess, George R.; Randle, Timothy J.; Shafroth, Patrick B.; Torgersen, Christian; Tullos, Desiree D.; Wilcox, Andrew C.

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    Dam removal is widely used as an approach for river restoration in the United States. The increase in dam removals—particularly large dams—and associated dam-removal studies over the last few decades motivated a working group at the USGS John Wesley Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis to review and synthesize available studies of dam removals and their findings. Based on dam removals thus far, some general conclusions have emerged: (1) physical responses are typically fast, with the rate of sediment erosion largely dependent on sediment characteristics and dam-removal strategy; (2) ecological responses to dam removal differ among the affected upstream, downstream, and reservoir reaches; (3) dam removal tends to quickly reestablish connectivity, restoring the movement of material and organisms between upstream and downstream river reaches; (4) geographic context, river history, and land use significantly influence river restoration trajectories and recovery potential because they control broader physical and ecological processes and conditions; and (5) quantitative modeling capability is improving, particularly for physical and broad-scale ecological effects, and gives managers information needed to understand and predict long-term effects of dam removal on riverine ecosystems. Although these studies collectively enhance our understanding of how riverine ecosystems respond to dam removal, knowledge gaps remain because most studies have been short (methods in the U.S.

  14. Fernando Gamboa y su particular versión de México

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    Molina, Carlos

    2005-01-01

    .... Dichas exposiciones eran también sumarios ilustrados de la nación y su historia. Fueron llevadas a cabo por Fernando Gamboa y Miguel Covarrubias entre 1940 y 1955 aproximadamente. El artículo es...

  15. Dam to the Rescue

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    2011-01-01

    The Three Gorges Dam relieves the summer drought in south and central China,but may contribute to other problems The Three Gorges Dam played an important role in relieving China’s drought in central and eastern prov-inces that had been using increased water discharges from the Dam to irrigate dry farmlands facing the worst drought int he last 60 years in 2011.

  16. Miradas al último espejo: La despedida de Fernando Ortiz

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    Marina Bianchi

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available In his latest book, Miradas al último espejo, Fernando Ortiz remembers people and places of their own existence. He reflects on poetry and emphasizes the importance of tradition. The past lives in words of beauty and emotion, which break the distance between past and present. The soothing power of the verses, sarcasm and irony, relieve resignation over time. The only certainty is life as a journey for the pilgrim. So enjoy the pleasures of this world including undoubtedly love. He conceives the poet's work likes the search for truth. In Miradas al último espejo, Ortiz provides relief from his poetry, says goodbye and thanks the life in a Cervantes wayFiel a los temas recurrentes en sus hondos versos elegíacos, en su último libro Miradas al último espejo, Fernando Ortiz recuerda las personas y los lugares de su existencia, canta los efectos del paso del tiempo y la precariedad de la vida, reflexiona sobre la poesía haciendo hincapié en el papel fundamental de la tradición. Lo que pertenece al pasado sobrevive aquí en unas palabras llenas de belleza y emoción, que pretenden abatir la barrera entre el hoy y el ayer: las distintas épocas se mezclan en el sentir de Ortiz y concurren juntas a guiarlo hasta el punto final. El poder lenitivo de los versos, el sarcasmo y la ironía alivian la resignación ante el fluir temporal y le ayudan a aceptar el disgregarse del ser humano en su rápido recorrido por la vida. La única certeza del peregrino es su viaje, razón por la que tiene que aprovecharlo, mostrando gratitud y gozando de los placeres de este mundo entre los que prima indudablemente el amor. Concibiendo la ardua tarea del poeta como una búsqueda de la verdad para transmitirla en sus versos, en Miradas al último espejo Ortiz avisa a sus lectores del destino que todos compartimos, aconseja sobre cómo actuar a lo largo del camino, ofrece el alivio de su poesía y se despide 'con cervantino agradecimiento de la vida'

  17. Retorcer el tiempo: Fernando Bryce y el arte de historia = Twisting the time: Fernando Bryce’s art of history

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    Miguel Ángel Hernández Navarro

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Durante las últimas dos décadas, toda una generación de artistas se ha interesado por el pasado actuando como virtuales historiadores: investigando, trabajando con documentos primarios y promoviendo visiones críticas de la historia. Este artículo examina la obra del artista peruano Fernando Bryce bajo ese prisma del «arte de historia». A través de un particular método de trabajo, que el artista ha llamado «análisis mimético», Bryce reflexiona sobre la construcción de la historia, la geopolítica, la identidad en Latinoamérica, sobre todo en Perú, los conflictos bélicos del siglo XX o incluso de la vigencia y genealogía del pensamiento revolucionario. Con una estética aparentemente de archivo, Bryce selecciona documentos que posteriormente copia en tinta china sobre papel para construir nuevas lecturas de la historia. Su selección, descontextualización, visualización de historias pasadas y olvidadas contribuye a traer el pasado al presente. Y su método de trabajo –el copiado anacrónico de documentos, la performance de la historia, su repetición «trastornada»– retuerce el tiempo y cuestiona los discursos hegemónicos acerca del pasado.Over the last two decades, a whole generation of artists approach to the past as if they themselves were historians: investigating, working with primary documents and promoting a critical engagement with history. This article considers the work of Peruvian artist Fernando Bryce through the prism of this «art of history». Using a particular work method—which the artist has dubbed «Mimetic analysis»—Bryce reflects on the construction of history, geopolitics, identity in Latin America, particularly in Peru, the armed conflicts of the 20th century or even the validity and genealogy of revolutionary thinking. With an archive-like aesthetics, Bryce selects documents that he subsequently copies in ink on paper in order to construct new readings of history. His selection

  18. Fernando Henrique Cardoso: The Astuzia Fortunata of Brazil’s Sociologist-President La Astuzia Fortunata de Fernando Henrique Cardoso

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    Laurence Whitehead

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Even in the Renaissance, there were not that many Renaissance men. But if it was hard to live many lives in one even for the best placed of Renaissance Europe it is surely harder in contemporary republican Brazil. And yet Fernando Henrique Cardoso or FHC achieved it. How was this possible and at what cost in terms of conflict between the different specialized roles he occupied? What does this tell us about “politics as a vocation” in twenty-first century democratic Brazil? And what light does it shed on the scope for and limit of political leadership in contemporary democracies? To understand how choices are made we need to consider what motivated the career; what baggage the leader brought into office; what team of ministers were assembled and how their talents were used; what rivals (or enemies spurred the leader into self-definition; what ethics were in play. These strands are not arbitrary or beyond systematic analysis. They are what mostly explain how democratic leaders behave, one of the most vital dimension of democratic performance. Fernando Henrique Cardoso o FHC puede ser considerado un hombre del Renacimiento en el Brasil contemparáneo republicano. ¿Cómo es posible y a cual costo en forma de conflicto entre los diferentes roles especializados que ocupó? ¿Qué nos puede decir sobre "la política como una vocación" en el Brasil democrático del siglo veintiuno y sobre el margen o límite del liderazgo político en democracias contemporáneas? Para entender las deciciones tomadas tenemos que considerar qué motivó la carrera; qué "equipaje" el líder trajo al oficio; qué equipo de ministros fue instituido y cómo se usaron sus talentos; qué rivales (o enemigos incentivaron la auto-definición del líder; qué sistema de ética se implementa. Estos ramales políticos no son arbitrarios o más allá de un análisis sistemático. Son lo que más explican como líderes democráticos se conducen, una de las dimensiones m

  19. Fernando Ortiz e Allan Kardec: espiritismo e transculturação Fernando Ortiz and Allan Kardec: spiritism and transculturation

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    Arcadio Díaz Quiñones

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este ensaio explora a importância do espiritismo de Kardec para os princípios de Fernando Ortiz e para seu longo, por vezes tortuoso, inquérito que o leva à noção de "transculturação". Em seus anos de formação, Ortiz foi profundamente influenciado por Lombroso, mas também, como tantos outros escritores e intelectuais, por Kardec. Ele publicou ensaios fundamentais sobre o espiritismo, especialmente sobre as implicações da reencarnação para hierarquias espirituais e sociais. A doutrina de Kardec sobre o progresso espiritual da alma permitiu a Ortiz defender um projeto nacional mais inclusivo. O kardecismo também forneceu metáforas que correm como um fio por seus trabalhos mais importantes sobre as culturas africanas em Cuba, e também por sua poética. A "transmigração" das almas, com suas possibilidades de constantes novos princípios, permitiu a Ortiz introduzir um elemento espiritual e político na ideia de largo alcance que é a transculturação.This essay explores the importance of Kardec's Spiritism in Fernando Ortiz's beginnings and in his long, often roundabout, inquiry leading to the notion of "transculturation". In his formative years Ortiz was deeply influenced by Lombroso but also, like so many other writers and intellectuals, by Kardec. He published fundamental essays on Spiritism, especially on the implications of reincarnation for spiritual and social hierarchies. Kardec's doctrine of the spiritual progress of the soul allowed Ortiz to argue for a more inclusionary national project. Kardecism also provided metaphors that run like a thread through Ortiz's major works on African cultures in Cuba and in his poetics. The "transmigration" of the souls, with its possibilities of endless new beginnnings, enabled Ortiz to introduce a spiritual and political element into the far-ranging idea of transculturation.

  20. Living with dams

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    H.L.F. Saeijs (Henk); K.D. Schuijt (Kirsten)

    2002-01-01

    textabstractDams have proven their usefulness in preventing and mitigating floods, and water scarcity and generating electricity. They are indispensable in present society. But at the same time, they cause serious ecological, social and economical problems. Consequently we have to live with a dams

  1. Gene Wash and Copper Basin Dams are surviving alkali-aggregate reaction

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    Hill, C.J.

    1995-12-31

    Gene Wash and Copper Basin Dams were constructed in 1937 and 1938, and are owned and operated by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD). The dams are located in San Bernardino County, California, close to the Colorado River, and very close to the easternmost point of California. They form two intermediate storage facilities on the Colorado River Aqueduct system which conveys water from Lake Havasu to the Los Angeles and San Diego areas. The locations of the dams are shown. Gene Wash Dam is a concrete arch structure, with a maximum height of arch of 131 feet. There is a gravity thrust block on the right abutment and the total crest length is 430 feet. Copper Basin Dam is a concrete arch dam with a maximum height of arch of 187 feet and a crest length of 253 feet. Plans, elevations and sections for both dams. The dams are in the Whipple Mountains at the eastern edge of the Mojave Desert. Between June and October, maximum temperatures usually exceed 100 degrees Farenheit, while daily low temperatures in this period are generally in the 60`s and 70`s. Winter temperatures are mild, with daytime highs in the 70`s and 80`s, and lows only occasionally below freezing. The area is arid, with total annual rainfall generally between two and ten inches. Both dams were built in desert washes with no permanent flow. The foundation for both structures is a strong, erosion-resistant, red-brown, non-marine sandstone and conglomerate of Tertiary age known as the Copper Basin Formation (Buwalda, 1937). Spillways for both dams are ungated ogee crests, which are separate from the dams. Gene Wash Dam and Copper Basin Dam are geographically close together, are of similar design, and were constructed at the same time, using the same materials. Their performance since construction, not surprisingly, has been similar.

  2. 78 FR 13811 - Special Local Regulation; Annual Marine Events on the Colorado River, Between Davis Dam (Bullhead...

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    2013-03-01

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 Special Local Regulation; Annual Marine Events on the Colorado River, Between Davis Dam (Bullhead City, AZ) and Headgate Dam (Parker, AZ) Within the San Diego Captain of...

  3. 77 FR 70121 - Special Local Regulation; Annual Marine Events on the Colorado River Between Davis Dam (Bullhead...

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    2012-11-23

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 Special Local Regulation; Annual Marine Events on the Colorado River Between Davis Dam (Bullhead City, AZ) and Headgate Dam (Parker, AZ) Within the San Diego Captain of...

  4. 77 FR 67563 - Special Local Regulation; Annual Marine Events on the Colorado River, Between Davis Dam (Bullhead...

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    2012-11-13

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 Special Local Regulation; Annual Marine Events on the Colorado River, Between Davis Dam (Bullhead City, AZ) and Headgate Dam (Parker, AZ) Within the San Diego Captain of...

  5. San Francisco District Laboratory (SAN)

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — Program CapabilitiesFood Analysis SAN-DO Laboratory has an expert in elemental analysis who frequently performs field inspections of materials. A recently acquired...

  6. Discovering "The Italian Flag" by Fernando Melani (1907-1985)

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    Carlesi, Serena; Bartolozzi, Giovanni; Cucci, Costanza; Marchiafava, Veronica; Picollo, Marcello; La Nasa, Jacopo; Di Girolamo, Francesca; Dilillo, Marialaura; Modugno, Francesca; Degano, Ilaria; Colombini, Maria Perla; Legnaioli, Stefano; Lorenzetti, Giulia; Palleschi, Vincenzo

    2016-11-01

    In the occasion of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the founding of Italy (1861-2011), it was decided to analyse the artwork "The Italian Flag" (La Bandiera Italiana) created by the artist Fernando Melani (Pistoia, 1907-1985), one of the precursors of the Poor Art artistic movement in Italy. This project is a follow-up to a previous study which was mainly focused on the pigments and dyes found in his home-studio. The main goal of this paper is to identify a correct diagnostic plan, based on the use of a combination of non-invasive and micro-invasive methodologies, in order to determine the state of preservation and define the best conservation procedures for a contemporary artwork. Visible, infrared and infrared false colour images as well as the Fibre Optic Reflectance Spectroscopy (FORS) technique were applied in situ to analyse The Italian Flag. Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) and micro-Raman spectroscopies, Pyrolysis-Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy (Py-GC/MS), High Performance Liquid Chromatography with Diode Arrays Detection (HPLC-DAD) and Mass Spectrometric Detection (HPLC-ESI-Q-ToF) were all applied to three small samples detached from the three painted (green-blue, white and red-yellow, respectively) areas of the flag. The combination of the data obtained with all these techniques made possible a comprehensive understanding of both the chemical composition and physical behaviour of the materials used by the artist and supported curators in defining the preventive conservation of this artwork.

  7. O TRÁGICO EM ARISTÓTELES E FERNANDO PESSOA

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    Antônio Máximo Ferraz

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available ResumoEm uma carta de amor dirigida à personagemEulália, o autor narra um sonho que teve,envolvendo Aristóteles e Fernando Pessoa.Nesse sonho, aparece fi gurada a dimensãotrágica da existência humana. O trágico, entretanto,não é interpretado como o funesto,mas como uma questão que o real dirige aohomem, inscrevendo-se no seu modo própriode se realizar, inclusive (e principalmente nadimensão amorosa.Palavras-chave: Fernando Aristóteles; Fernando Pessoa; amor;teoria do trágico.AbstractIn a love letter addressed to the characterEulália, the author narrates a dream he oncehad, involving Aristotle and Fernando Pessoa.In this dream appears the tragic dimensionof human existence. However, the tragic isby no means interpreted here as doleful, butrather as a question that life addresses to man,inscribing itself in the very way that man accomplishesand fulfi lls his existence, moreoverand principally in the dimension of love.Keywords: Aristotle; Fernando Pessoa; love; theory oftragic.

  8. Allegheny County Dam Locations

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    Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh / Western PA Regional Data Center — This dataset shows the point locations of dams in Allegheny County. If viewing this description on the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center’s open data portal...

  9. Dams: Pros and Cons

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    The Dam was built for the main purpose of water supply to university community. Data on .... The decision on who is to participate in a full EIA on a water ... METHOD AND MATERIALS ..... Development”, Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems,.

  10. San Marino.

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    1985-02-01

    San Marino, an independent republic located in north central Italy, in 1983 had a population of 22,206 growing at an annual rate of .9%. The literacy rate is 97% and the infant mortality rate is 9.6/1000. The terrain is mountainous and the climate is moderate. According to local tradition, San Marino was founded by a Christian stonecutter in the 4th century A.D. as a refuge against religious persecution. Its recorded history began in the 9th century, and it has survived assaults on its independence by the papacy, the Malatesta lords of Rimini, Cesare Borgia, Napoleon, and Mussolini. An 1862 treaty with the newly formed Kingdom of Italy has been periodically renewed and amended. The present government is an alliance between the socialists and communists. San Marino has had its own statutes and governmental institutions since the 11th century. Legislative authority at present is vested in a 60-member unicameral parliament. Executive authority is exercised by the 11-member Congress of State, the members of which head the various administrative departments of the goverment. The posts are divided among the parties which form the coalition government. Judicial authority is partly exercised by Italian magistrates in civil and criminal cases. San Marino's policies are tied to Italy's and political organizations and labor unions active in Italy are also active in San Marino. Since World War II, there has been intense rivalry between 2 political coalitions, the Popular Alliance composed of the Christian Democratic Party and the Independent Social Democratic Party, and the Liberty Committee, coalition of the Communist Party and the Socialist Party. San Marino's gross domestic product was $137 million and its per capita income was $6290 in 1980. The principal economic activities are farming and livestock raising, along with some light manufacturing. Foreign transactions are dominated by tourism. The government derives most of its revenue from the sale of postage stamps to

  11. Fernando de Noronha island, Brazil: project of hybrid diesel and wind power system; Ilha de Fernando de Noronha, Brasil: projeto do sistema hibrido eolico-diesel

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    Feitosa, Everaldo A.N.; Pereira, Alexandre L.; Rohatgi, Janardan S.; Barros, Maria E.M. de [Pernambuco Univ., Recife, PE (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia Mecanica. Grupo de Energia Eolica

    1996-12-31

    This paper describes the first hybrid system (wind power/diesel) in Brazil, located at Fernando de Noronha island. The electric generation system of the hybrid system is discussed. It is also presented the main project aspects as well as the simulations performed by the Federal University of Pernambuco (group of wind power researches) 7 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.; e-mail: EOLICA at npd.ufpe.br

  12. Colección Fernando Sánchez Creus : catálogo

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    Maroto Barchino, Caridad

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    Catálogo de la Colección Fernando Sánchez Creus de la Biblioteca de Ciencias Políticas y Sociología de la UCM. Incluye nota biográfica, índice de materias, catálogo por materias CDU y catálogo por autores.

  13. [The death of Fernando Pessoa. The differential diagnosis of liver colic].

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    Cruz, I

    1997-01-01

    A clinical review of the most probable cause of death of the poet Fernando Pessoa is made. The many times cited final diagnosis of "hepatic colic" and the limited clinical information available are considered. The spectrum of chronic alcoholism and its risks are questioned by recent advances on pathology knowledge.

  14. Colección Fernando Sánchez Creus : catálogo

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    Catálogo de la Colección Fernando Sánchez Creus de la Biblioteca de Ciencias Políticas y Sociología de la UCM. Incluye nota biográfica, índice de materias, catálogo por materias CDU y catálogo por autores.

  15. Interview to Ronald Fernando Garcia Ruiz, lead scientist COLLAPS experiment, ISOLDE

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    Interview to Ronald Fernando Garcia Ruiz, lead scientist COLLAPS experiment, ISOLDE, on the occasion of the publication on Nature of the high precision measurement by the COLLAPS collaboration of the shift in energy of the electrons sorrounding the Calcium 52 nucleus, depending on the neutron number of the Calcium isotopes.

  16. Imágenes de lo íntimo en Falleba de Fernando Cruz Kronfly

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    Simón Henao Jaramillo

    2016-01-01

    ...) de Fernando Cruz Kronfly. En ella indaga, con ayuda de teorías filosóficas como las de Jean Luc-Nancy, los mecanismos y las estrategias por los cuales la escritura genera una forma frágil de...

  17. A dupla face do discurso homoerótico: Caio Fernando Abreu e Pedro Lemebel

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    Juliana Helena Gomes Leal

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: A partir do levantamento das especificidades da composição simbólica de alguns textos literários produzidos pelo escritor brasileiro Caio Fernando Abreu, na obra Morangos mofados (2005, e, pelo escritor chileno Pedro Lemebel, no livro Adiós mariquita linda (2006 e em La esquina es mi corazón (1997, este artigo versará sobre a natureza heterogênea e móvel subjacente à construção da discursividade homoerótica.  Palavras-chave: Caio Fernando Abreu; Morangos mofados; Pedro Lemebel; Adiós mariquita linda; La esquina es mi corazón; homoerotismo.Resumen: Partiendo del análisis de las especificidades de la composición simbólica de algunos textos literarios producidos por el escritor brasileño Caio Fernando Abreu, en su obra Morangos mofados (2005, y por el escritor chileno Pedro Lemebel, en Adiós mariquita linda (2006 y en La esquina es mi corazón (1997, este artículo tratará de la naturaleza heterogénea y moviente que caracteriza la construcción de la discursividad homoerótica.Palabras-clave: Caio Fernando Abreu; Morangos mofados; Pedro Lemebel; Adiós mariquita linda; La esquina es mi corazón; homoerotismo.Keywords: Caio Fernando Abreu; Morangos mofados; Pedro Lemebel; Adiós mariquita linda; La esquina es mi corazón; homoeroticism.

  18. Dam safety in British Columbia

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    Hunt, H.M.; Round, R.P.D.

    1978-01-01

    Many dams in British Columbia were built before 1900, and a comprehensive inspection and surveillance program has been developed. The background and implementation of this program are described. Topics discussed include program responsibilities, classification of dams, organization, the dam safety program, and coordination with other agencies. (PMA)

  19. Apocalypse as a poetic means of survival in Fernando Vallejo's novel Our Lady of the Assassins/El apocalipsis como recurso poetico de supervivencia en la novela la Virgen de los Sicarios, de Fernando Vallejo

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    Bernal, Lina Barrero

    2013-01-01

    Our Lady of the Assassins (1994), by Fernando Vallejo, features a conservative and traditional grammarian in search of his lost childhood memories and affections, which have shaped his idea of fatherland during his exile...

  20. EL APOCALIPSIS COMO RECURSO POÉTICO DE SUPERVIVENCIA EN LA NOVELA LA VIRGEN DE LOS SICARIOS, DE FERNANDO VALLEJO/APOCALYPSE AS A POETIC MEANS OF SURVIVAL IN FERNANDO VALLEJO'S NOVEL OUR LADY OF THE ASSASSINS

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    Lina Barrero Bernal

    2013-01-01

      Our Lady of the Assassins (1994), by Fernando Vallejo, features a conservative and traditional grammarian in search of his lost childhood memories and affections, which have shaped his idea of fatherland during his exile...

  1. Fernando de Almeida (d. 1660: Tradition and Innovation in Mid-Seventeenth-Century Portuguese Sacred Music

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    Vaz, João

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The Library of the Ducal Palace at Vila Viçosa preserves three large choirbooks of polyphonic repertoire intended for Holy Week, prepared between 1735 and 1736 by a copyist of the Patriarchal Church. These choirbooks contain all the known extant works by Fernando de Almeida (died in 1660. When comparing the music of Fernando de Almeida with that of his near contemporary João Lourenço Rebelo (1610-1661, the different trends in Portuguese early- to mid-seventeenth-century church music become clear, especially if viewed in the light of the acknowledged aesthetic and compositional premises explained in the 1649 Defensa de la mvsica moderna by King João IV. Rebelo’s concertato works incline towards the style of north-Italian composers. The ingenuity of Fernando de Almeida’s style, which is particularly noticeable in his eight-voice Holy Week responsories, lays in the integration of prominent Baroque features within the mould of Iberian Mannerist tradition.La Biblioteca del Palacio Ducal de Vila Viçosa posee tres grandes libros de coro con repertorio polifónico destinado a la Semana Santa, preparados entre 1735 y 1736 por un copista de la Iglesia Patriarcal. Estos libros de coro contienen todas las obras de Fernando de Almeida (m. 1660 que hayan sobrevivido hasta los días de hoy. La comparación de la música de Fernando de Almeida con la de su cási contemporáneo João Lourenço Rebelo (1610-1661 evidencia las distintas orientaciones en la música sacra portuguesa de principios a mediados del siglo XVII, especialmente cuando observadas bajo las premisas estéticas y composicionales explanadas en la Defensa de la mvsica moderna (1649 del Rey D. João IV. El estilo concertato de Rebelo se acerca de los compositores del Norte de Italia. La inventiva del estilo de Fernando de Almeida, particularmente notable en sus Responsorios a ocho voces para la Semana Santa, incorpora prominentes características barrocas en el molde de la tradici

  2. Apolar Compounds in Seaweeds from Fernando de Noronha Archipelago (Northeastern Coast of Brazil)

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    Ferreira, Leandro De Santis; Turatti, Izabel Cristina Casanova; Lopes, Norberto Peporine; Guaratini, Thais; Colepicolo, Pio; Oliveira Filho, Eurico Cabral; Garla, Ricardo Clapis

    2012-01-01

    Hyphenated techniques of gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometer were used to determine fatty acids in eleven species of seaweeds from Fernando de Noronha archipelago. The main compounds detected in all studied species were the alcohol phytol and the fatty acids 14 : 0; 15 : 0; 16 : 0; 18 : 0; 18 : 1 n9; 18 : 2 Δ9,12; 20 : 4; 20 : 5. These fatty acids are commonly found in seaweeds present in warm regions. Thus, we found no specificity in the presence of a particular set of fatty acids and the studied species indicating that they are not useful as taxonomic indicators. However, they could be used in a comparative study with algae found in polluted area because many of the studied seaweeds are widespread and Fernando de Noronha has low human influence. PMID:22272200

  3. Fernando Pessoa’s Fausto and the concept of Subjective Tragedy

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    Rodrigo Alexandre Xavier

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    Full Text Available This paper intends to show, in an embryonic format, how Fernando Pessoa embodied the subjective process, presented in all his work through a heteronimic construction, in his writing project of Portuguese Faust. Consistent with the idea of Static Drama, Pessoa’s Fausto sights the construction of an animistic and apathetic tragedy, supported on a discursive monologism and the tragic conception of existence.

  4. Los elementos de la literatura de terror presentes en "Ajuar Funerario", de Fernando Iwasaki

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    2011-01-01

    El presente trabajo busca analizar el libro de relatos breves Ajuar Funerario, del escritor peruano Fernando Iwasaki, observando sus principales características como cuento de terror, su relación con relatos del mismo género y analizándolo apoyado en esquemas clásicos y las teorías compositivas de Edgar Allan Poe y H.P. Lovecraft

  5. Images of Grotesque Realism in the Last Spanish Narrative: Manuel Talens, Manuel Longares and Fernando Royuela

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    Emilio Peral Vega

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available The present article explores not only one of the most deeply-rooted trend in our literary tradition -grotesque realism- but also one of the most fertile in the last Spanish narrative, specially after the publication of La fuente de la edad, by Luis Mateo Díez, and with an enormous range of examples, restricted for the time being to Manuel Talens, Manuel Longares and Fernando Royuela.

  6. Identidade homossexual e homoerotismo em Terça-Feira Gorda, de Caio Fernando Abreu

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available In this article, we aimed, ina first moment, to evidence some social,historical and cultural aspectsrelated to the sexuality in the Occident,in matter, to the homosexualidentity. In a second moment, we willanalyse the short story “Terça-FeiraGorda”, from the writer CaioFernando Abreu, to examine the homoeroticrelationship among the twomale characters and, above all, highlightthe existent prejudice in relationto the homosexual in our society.

  7. 76 FR 81929 - San Fernando Valley Area 2; Notice of Proposed Administrative Order on Consent Re: 4057 and 4059...

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    ... Goodwin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice; request for... (Agreement)with the Spirito Family Trust and Alice C. Clarno, Trustee, concerning 4057 and 4059 Goodwin... 4059 Goodwin Avenue, Los Angeles, California, may be obtained by calling Marie Rongone at (415)...

  8. 76 FR 72405 - San Fernando Valley Area 2 Superfund Site; Notice of Proposed Prospective Purchaser Agreement Re...

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    ... Site; Notice of Proposed Prospective Purchaser Agreement Re: 4057 and 4059 Goodwin Avenue, Los Angeles...) concerning 4057 and 4059 Goodwin Avenue, Los Angeles, California (Property). The Agreement is entered into..., Glendale/Goodwin Realty I, LLC, an Ohio limited liability company, The Kroger Co., an Ohio corporation,...

  9. USGS Dam Removal Science Database

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    Bellmore, J. Ryan; Vittum, Katherine; Duda, Jeff J.; Greene, Samantha L.

    2015-01-01

    This database is the result of an extensive literature search aimed at identifying documents relevant to the emerging field of dam removal science. In total the database contains 179 citations that contain empirical monitoring information associated with 130 different dam removals across the United States and abroad. Data includes publications through 2014 and supplemented with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Inventory of Dams database, U.S. Geological Survey National Water Information System and aerial photos to estimate locations when coordinates were not provided. Publications were located using the Web of Science, Google Scholar, and Clearinghouse for Dam Removal Information.

  10. Strategies for the implementation of wind turbines in Fernando de Noronha island; Estrategias de implantacao de turbinas eolicas na ilha de Fernando de Noronha

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    Rohatgi, J.; Feitosa, E.; Correa, M. [Pernambuco Univ., Recife, PE (Brazil). Centro de Pesquisa de Energia Eolica

    1990-12-31

    The island of Fernando de Noronha is one of the best sites in Brazil to make use of winds for the electricity generation. Three principal factors contribute to this fact: the high wind potential; the fact that all be electricity generation on the island is done by diesel generator; the pollution of atmosphere due to the burning of diesel oil. At the moment the unit price of energy is very high an due to social reasons it is subsidized. This paper presents the strategies to implement the first wind turbine of medium size of 75 kW (17 m in diameter) so as to contribute effectively to the reduction of diesel oil consumption. 7 refs., 4 figs., 2 tabs

  11. The dam design of Three Gorges Project

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    Wang Xiaomao; Xu Linxiang; Liao Renqiang

    2011-01-01

    The dam of Three Gorges Project is a concrete gravity dam with the crest elevation of 185 m, the maximum height of 181 m and dam axis length of 2 309.5 m. The dam consists of spillway, powerhouse, non-over flow, ship-lift, temporary ship-lock, left diversion wall and longitudinal cofferdam blocks. Some key techniques relating to dam structure design are presented, including hydraulics of flood discharge structure, dam joint design, layout and structural type of penstock, deep anti-sliding stability of dam foundation, reconstruction of temporary ship-lock and closed drainage and pumping of dam foundation.

  12. Tarbela Dam Project

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    Khan, B.A. [WAPDA Tarbela Dam Project (Pakistan); Ahmad, W. [Siemens Pakistan Ltd., Islamabad (Pakistan)

    1999-07-01

    Construction of one of the world's largest water resource development project is discussed. The Tarbela project is built on the Indus River, (itself one of the largest rivers of the world) and consists of a 9,000 feet long and 465 feet high earth and rockfill embankment across the entire width of the river with two spillways cutting through the left bank. On the left bank valley there are two auxiliary embankment dams to close the gap. A total of five tunnels, each a mile long, have been constructed for irrigation releases and power generation. Electricity is being generated by two power generating plants constructed on three of these tunnels. They have a generating capacity of 3,478 MW, supplying 40 per cent of all Pakistani demand. Several 'firsts' are identified. For example, the dam is the world's largest, containing over 200 million cubic yards of earth and rock, as are the five tunnels (14 meters in diameter), as well as the outlet gates. The energy release by the water gushing through the five tunnels at maximum level is more than 13 million KW, approximately equivalent to 10 million horsepower. 1 ref.

  13. Acerca de “LEJOS DEL CORAZÓN”: Comentarios sobre el libro escrito por el Doctor Fernando Juárez Acosta.About "LEJOS DEL CORAZÓN": Comments about the book written by Dr. Fernando Acosta Juarez.

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    Acerca de “LEJOS DEL CORAZÓN”: Comentarios sobre el libro escrito por el Doctor Fernando Juárez Acosta. About "LEJOS DEL CORAZÓN": Comments about the book written by Dr. Fernando Acosta Juarez. Resumen   Una revisión detallada del libro titulado “Lejos del Corazón” escrito por el Doctor en Psicología Fernando Juárez Acosta, ha conducido a la elaboración de este artículo a través del cual se expone un análisis de algunos de los elementos que posibilitan el valor del texto en cuestión, en tanto...

  14. Determination of Seepage and Analysis of Earth Dams (Case Study: Karkheh Dam)

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    A. Kamanbedast; M. Shahosseini

    2011-01-01

    Because of the increasing trend of building dam throughout Iran; it is necessary to optimize dam buildings and operations. Dam or Hydropower industry has two types of buildings; normally: (1) Concrete dams (2) Embankment (earth) dams. Generally, scientists and engineers use different methods to enhance safety and decrease any errors in calculation due to maintenance of water storage especially hydro structure of the dam. It is necessary to investigate the dam seepage control; commonly use...

  15. A rosa e a mensagem: o imaginário grego na poesia de Fernando Pessoa

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    Full Text Available A partir de uma leitura comparativa entre a composição de Fernando Pessoa, especialmente de Mensagem, e a poesia grega Arcaica em que encontramos imagens de Afrodite – versos de Hesíodo e Safo sobre o nascimento e as qualidades da deusa –, este artigo tem como objeto de análise a Rosa. Através do diálogo entre história e literatura, a discussão proposta perpassa as semelhanças encontradas entre a Rosa de Mensagem e a deusa Afrodite de Hesíodo e Safo.

  16. LOS HERMANOS FERNANDO Y JORGE LATORRE: UNA BREVE HISTORIA DEL SURGIMIENTO DEL ROCK NACIONAL

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    Rafael Serrano

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    Full Text Available La historia del rock en Bogotá es ahora un capítulo trascendente para entender algunos aspectos de los llamados años prodigiosos de la contracultura, creada desde la invención de la guitarra eléctrica, hace más de cincuenta años. En Bogotá, este pasaje incluye la presencia de músicos destacados como los hermanos Jorge y Fernando Latorre, con inusuales relatos de la llegada, de contrabando y a lomo de mula, de los primeros equipos de amplificación.

  17. Los hermanos Fernando y Jorge Latorre: una breve historia del surgimiento del rock nacional

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    Rafael Serrano

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available La historia del rock en Bogotá es ahora un capítulo trascendente para entender algunos aspectos de los llamados años prodigiosos de la contracultura, creada desde la invención de la guitarra eléctrica, hace más de cincuenta años. En Bogotá, este pasaje incluye la presencia de músicos destacados como los hermanos Jorge y Fernando Latorre, con inusuales relatos de la llegada, de contrabando y a lomo de mula, de los primeros equipos de amplificación.

  18. O CRONISTA E A CIDADE: A SÃO PAULO DE CAIO FERNANDO ABREU

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    Gustavo Ramos de Souza (UEL

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    Full Text Available A crônica é um gênero dialético. Dividida entre a literatura e o jornalismo, entre a arte e a indústria, a crônica é ao mesmo tempo metropolitana e provinciana, isto é, o cronista é um homem essencialmente urbano, mas sua posição não é que qualquer habitante da cidade. Ele olha o mundo do “rés-do-chão”, busca o que existe de mais supérfluo e efêmero do cotidiano das grandes cidades. De certa forma, a subjetividade do cronista é a lente que filtra a concretude da cidade. Assim, tendo em vista a relação paradoxal entre a cidade e a crônica, este ensaio tem como objetivo analisar três crônicas de Caio Fernando Abreu publicadas no Estado de S. Paulo: “Calamidade Pública”, “Zero grau de Libra” e “Reflexões sobre um fora-da-lei do Atrolho”.PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Crônica. Cidade. Caio Fernando Abreu. Abstract The chronic is a dialectic genre. Divided between literature and journalism, between art and industry, the chronic, at the same time, is metropolitan and provincial, i.e., the chronist is a man essentially urban, but his position is not like of any other townsman. He looks the world through the “ground-floor”; he seeks what is most superfluous and ephemeral in the daily life in major cities. Someway, the subjectivity of the chronist is the filtering lens for the concreteness of the city. Thus, considering the paradoxical relation between the city and the chronic, this essay aims to analyze three chronics by Caio Fernando Abreu published in Estado de S. Paulo: “Calamidade Pública”, “Zero grau de Libra” e “Reflexões sobre um fora-da-lei do Atrolho”.KEYWORDS: Chronic. City. Caio Fernando Abreu

  19. La Bibliografía Científica de Fernando de Buen.

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    Mones, Álvaro

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    Si bien existen varios ensayos biográficos que enfocan diferentes momentos de su vida (ANÓNIMO, 1963, BAHAMONDE, 1962, LÓPEZ et al., 2015, NION, 2015, PEQUEÑO, 2015, SÁNCHEZ CARRILLO, 2001), hasta donde tenemos conocimiento, no se ha publicado aún una bibliografía completa de la obra del Dr. FERNANDO DE BUEN Y LOZANO (Fig. de tapa). Bibliografías parciales se encuentran, entre otros, en los autores arriba citados. Aquí nos atrevemos a hacer el intento, aunque en forma defectuosa, ya que mucha...

  20. La teoría literaria en la obra de Fernando Lázaro Carreter

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    Laura Arroyo Martínez

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se pretenden repasar y sintetizar las principales aportaciones e ideas que don Fernando Lázaro Carreter aportó al conocimiento de la Teoría y la Crítica literaria. Sus trabajos iniciales sobre Estilística literaria y, posteriormente, sus estudios sobre el Formalismo ruso, lo convirtieron en el introductor de dicha disciplina en nuestro país y, por tanto, de ahí surge el interés que su obra hoy suscita, convertida ya en un clásico de la Filología.

  1. Jacques Joset, La muerte y la gramática. Los derroteros de Fernando Vallejo

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    Stefano Tedeschi

    2010-01-01

    Escribir un libro sobre Fernando Vallejo se presenta como una operación siempre algo arriesgada. El tema es controvertido como pocos en el panorama de la literatura hispanoamericana actual: pasiones incondicionales se mueven alrededor de su nombre, hasta llegar a fanatismos quizás merecedores de otros ámbitos. Además Jacques Joset emprende tan atrevida tarea siendo él, como se recuerda en las primeras páginas, « el editor de Cien años de soledad », el que ha pasado largos días de su vida volc...

  2. Fernando Alba: espacio escultórico, espacio arquitectónico y espacio urbano

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    Martínez Sierra, Jovino

    2012-01-01

    El tema objeto de estudio de esta Tesis Doctoral es el análisis de la obra del escultor asturiano Fernando Alba, uno de los escultores contemporáneos de Asturias que cuenta con una trayectoria de más de cuarenta años de actividad ininterrumpida dentro de la plástica y uno de los artistas que ha dejado una muestra importante por número y calidad de su actividad dentro y fuera de la región. El estudio del conjunto de su producción resulta fundamental para el conocimiento del arte asturiano a...

  3. Fernando Cruz Kronfly y la caravana de la modernidad en Colombia

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    Moreno Parrado, Lucila

    2011-01-01

    Este estudio pretende determinar de qué manera Fernando Cruz Kronfly elabora literalmente la problemática de la modernidad en Colombia a través de su novela La caravana de Gardel, cuál es la relación con su obra ensayística, e identificar y explicar su ubicación en el campo de la novela colombiana actual. Con el fin de ahondar en el estudio y análisis de la obra literaria, se toman como referencia los conceptos de Pierre Bourdieu en Las reglas del arte, los cuales sirven para centrar el análi...

  4. La eternidad y el instante Un recorrido temporal por la narrativa de Fernando Vallejo

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    Julia Musitano

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, I would like to analyse El río del tiempo by Fernando Vallejo from the following hypothesis: time in self writing narrative becomes enigmatic until it turns into an edge where souvenirs come and go. Vallejo makes edges that get him out of time, out of any possible representation. These passages provoke the desbarrancadero de los recuerdos, allow the entrance of fiction in a self writing narrative and make the self becomes impersonal. The space, as a place of memory, becomes a temporal edge, and the front door corridor of Santa Anita ́s house controls the writing of memory.

  5. La verdadera máscara. Hacia una poética de Fernando Vallejo

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    Mari Cruz La Chica

    2016-01-01

    En el presente estudio se lleva a cabo un esbozo de la poética de Fernando Vallejo, centrando la atención en dos obras que reflejan el juego entre realidad y ficción, característico de toda su obra. A su vez, analizo otros puntos que me parecen pertinentes de su poética como la contradicción en la complejidad psicológica del narrador, la violencia y el dolor que articulan sus novelas y autobiografías.

  6. Huellas y marcas cervantinas en Única mirando al mar, de Fernando Contreras Castro

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    Morúa Torre, Ana Cecilia

    2013-01-01

    El trabajo que a continuación presentamos, consiste en un breve análisis de algunas huellas y marcas cervantinas encontradas en la novela, Única mirando al mar, del escritor costarricense Fernando Contreras Castro, quién ha manifestado públicamente su interés por El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha diciendo que esta novela es una de sus preferidas (Dobles: 1993: 8). La autora trata de comprobar cómo influye El Quijote en Única mirando al mar, para concluir que esta producción textua...

  7. A modernidade da prosa poética do Livro do desassossego, de Fernando Pessoa

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    Coronel,Luciana Paiva

    2011-01-01

    O livro do desassossego constitui obra privilegiada para a análise das contradições da modernidade. A inovação contida na forma fragmentária desta prosa poética incorpora com freqüência em seu interior momentos nos quais se evidencia uma visão de mundo passadista e impregnada de um misticismo de teor romântico. Traços modernos e antimodernos convivem neste livro indefinível cuja análise pretende iluminar muitas das ambigüidades da vida moderna que Fernando Pessoa pretendeu recriar em sua poes...

  8. La ausencia del movimiento y su rol en la obra estática El Marinero de Fernando Pessoa

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    Monterroza Vergara, Jesús David

    2015-01-01

    El presente artículo tiene como objetivo analizar y revelar las diferentes implicaciones que trae consigo la ausencia del movimiento en la obra estática de Fernando Pessoa, El marinero -- Para ello, el análisis será guiado a partir de las diferentes nociones que tanto Fernando Pessoa, como Maurice Maeterlinck proponen en cuanto al teatro estático y lo que algunos críticos de teatro consideran en cuanto a éste -- A lo largo de este proceso, se tendrán también en cuenta y como punto de co...

  9. From Bishop to President: historical and mediatic constructions of the Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo in brazilian weekly magazines

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    Rafael Foletto

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available This article’s purpose is to understand the historical and mediatic constructions made bay brazilian magazines about Bishop Fernando Lugo, in its path from priesthood to president of Paraguay in 2008, and the repercussions of those in the diplomatic relations between the two countries. The research identified, analyzed and questioned the communication processes promoted by the brazilian ma- gazines Carta Capital, Época, Isto É and Veja, from 2007 to 2010, questioning and problematizing the construction of the symbolic representation of the new politi- cal actor, Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo.

  10. 77 FR 54811 - Safety Zone; TriRock San Diego, San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; TriRock San Diego, San Diego Bay, San Diego... safety zone upon the navigable waters of the San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA, in support of a bay swim in San Diego Harbor. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew...

  11. 78 FR 58878 - Safety Zone; San Diego Shark Fest Swim; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; San Diego Shark Fest Swim; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary final rule. SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone upon the navigable waters of the San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA, in support of San...

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; TriRock San Diego, San Diego Bay, San Diego... temporary safety zone upon the navigable waters of the San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA, in support of a... Bryan Gollogly, Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego; telephone (619) 278-7656, email...

  13. Landscape Evolution Modelling of naturally dammed rivers

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    Gorp, van W.; Temme, A.J.A.M.; Baartman, J.E.M.; Schoorl, J.M.

    2014-01-01

    Natural damming of upland river systems, such as landslide or lava damming, occurs worldwide. Many dams fail shortly after their creation, while other dams are long-lived and therefore have a long-term impact on fluvial and landscape evolution. This long-term impact is still poorly understood and

  14. Landscape Evolution Modelling of naturally dammed rivers

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    van Gorp, Wouter; Temme, Arnaud J. A. M.; Baartman, Jantiene E. M.; Schoorl, Jeroen M.

    2014-01-01

    Natural damming of upland river systems, such as landslide or lava damming, occurs worldwide. Many dams fail shortly after their creation, while other dams are long-lived and therefore have a long-term impact on fluvial and landscape evolution. This long-term impact is still poorly understood and la

  15. 76 FR 12094 - Whitman River Dam, Inc.

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    ... Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Whitman River Dam, Inc. Notice of Application Tendered for Filing.... Applicant: Whitman River Dam, Inc. e. Name of Project: Crocker Dam Hydro Project. f. Location: On the... analysis at this time. n. The Crocker Dam Hydro Project would consist of: (1) The existing...

  16. Nueva documentación contextualizada sobre Fernando Remacha (*1898; †1984

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    Andrés Vierge, Marcos

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper provides new information about Fernando Remacha (1898-1984. First, information is contrasted two critical reviews of La Libertad and El Sol with a incomplete copy of a composition Remacha Eresbil deposited in the Archives of Errentería. Second, are transcribed, analyzed and contextualized nine letters written in 1959. Finally, transcribed and contextualizes a letter the composer Agustín González Acilu Remacha directed in 1967.El presente artículo aporta nueva documentación sobre Fernando Remacha (1898-1984. En primer lugar, se contrasta la información de dos reseñas críticas de La libertad y El Sol con una copia incompleta de una obra de Remacha depositada en el Archivo Eresbil de Errentería. En segundo lugar, se transcriben, analizan y contextualizan 9 cartas escritas en 1959. Finalmente, se transcribe y contextualiza una carta del compositor Agustín González Acilu dirigida a Remacha en 1967.

  17. Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in domestic and wild animals from the Fernando de Noronha, Brazil.

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    Costa, D G C; Marvulo, M F V; Silva, J S A; Santana, S C; Magalhães, F J R; Filho, C D F Lima; Ribeiro, V O; Alves, L C; Mota, R A; Dubey, J P; Silva, J C R

    2012-06-01

    Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago of 21 islands and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, state of Pernambuco, Brazil, which has a varied biodiversity including alien species or sinantropic animals. The objective here was to determine the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in domestic and wild animals from Fernando de Noronha archipelago, Brazil. Between July 2007 and May 2010, blood samples were collected from 764 animals (533 domestic and 231 wild animals). Sera were tested by the indirect fluorescence antibody test (IFAT) or the modified agglutination test (MAT), or by both. Antibodies to T. gondii were found in 80 (80.0%) of 100 chickens ( Gallus domesticus ), 3 (3.0%) of 100 cattle ( Bos taurus ), 59 (60.8%) of 97 sheep ( Ovis aries ), 9 (81.8%) of 11 goats ( Capra hircus ), 7 (43.7%) of 16 horses ( Equus caballus ), 70 (59.3%) of 118 cats ( Felis catus ), 36 (39.6%) of 91 dogs ( Canis familiaris ), 13 (38.2%) of 34 black rats ( Rattus rattus ), and 157 (79.7%) of 197 cattle egrets ( Bubulcus ibis ). Results indicate endemic infection by this zoonotic parasite among the animal and avian fauna in this archipelago from Brazil.

  18. Sem patente nem comenda: “Sargento Garcia”, de Caio Fernando Abreu

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    José Luiz Foureaux de Souza Júnior

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    Full Text Available O artigo tem como objetivo principal mais uma leitura de um dos textos de Caio Fernando Abreu. A obra dele já está suficiente e consolidadamente chancelada pela crítica. Os dois argumentos se sustentam na ideia de que a primeira parte do conto desenha um pano de fundo para a leitura que proponho: o cenário. A segunda parte do artigo desenvolve a leitura em si mesma, chamando a atenção para aspectos que considero importantes para o desenvolvimento da ideia: a assimetria que marca as relações poder, sem especificação particular, articulada pela articulação de termos, expressões e imagens. Identifico esse conjunto de elementos discursivos como “dêiticos”. Deve ficar claro que não faço defesa desta ou daquela escola linguística, procurando atacar e/ou defender teorias acerca dos “dêiticos”. O que importa é tentar “ler” as relações que aqui são ficcionalmente prenunciadas. Por fim, na terceira parte do artigo, acrescento algumas considerações, no sentido de “amarrar” ideias num feixe que, incendiado pelo “fogo” da leitura, complementem as considerações anteriores. Falar em “conclusão” me parece um tanto premeditado.  Palavras-chave: Literatura brasileira, Caio Fernando Abreu, Subjetividade, Homoerotismo

  19. Imágenes de lo íntimo en Falleba de Fernando Cruz Kronfly

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    Simón Henao Jaramillo

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo, inmerso en el estudio de las figuraciones de la comunidad en la literatura colombiana de fin de siglo xx, se centra en la novela Falleba (1979 de Fernando Cruz Kronfly. En ella indaga, con ayuda de teorías filosóficas como las de Jean Luc-Nancy, los mecanismos y las estrategias por los cuales la escritura genera una forma frágil de imágenes, enmarcadas en la espacialidad de la casa, que proyectan una permanente confluencia entre el adentro y el afuera que hace posible la configuración narrativa de una comunidad de lo íntimo. This paper is immersed in the study of community figurations in Colombian literature during last decades of twentieth century. It focuses on the novel Falleba (1979 by Fernando Cruz Kronfly to look into it -with the help of philosophical theories such as Jean-Luc Nancy- mechanisms and strategies by which the writing creates a fragile form of images that projects a permanent confluence between the inside and the outside that makes posible the narrative configuration of a community of intimacy.

  20. FORMATION AND FAILURE OF NATURAL DAMS.

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    Costa, John E.; Schuster, Robert L.

    1988-01-01

    Of the numerous kinds of dams that form by natural processes, dams formed from landslides, glacial ice, and late-neoglacial moraines present the greatest threat to people and property. Landslide dams form a wide range of physiographic settings. The most common types of mass movements that form landslide dams are rock and debris avalanches; rock and soil slumps and slides; and mud, debris, and earth flows. The most common initiation mechanisms for dam-forming landslides are excessive rainfall and snowmelt and earthquakes. Natural dams may cause upstream flooding as the lake rises and downstream flooding as a result of failure of the dam. Although data are few, for the same potential energy at the dam site, downstream flood peaks from the failure of glacier-ice dams are smaller than those from landslide, moraine, and constructed earth-fill and rock-fill dam failures.

  1. Spiders from the Island of Fernando de Noronha, Brazil: Part III: Gnaphosidae (Araneae: Arachnida Aranhas da Ilha de Fernando de Noronha, Brasil: Parte III: Gnaphosidae (Araneae: Arachnida

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    Antonio D. Brescovit

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available The female of Zimiromus hortenciae Buckup & Brescovit, 1993 is described for the first time and Trachyzelotes kulczynskii (Bösemberg, 1902, a species introduced from Europe, is recorded for the first time on the island of Fernando de Noronha, state of Pernambuco. The latter, along with T. lyonneti (Audouim, 1826 recorded from the state of Rio Grande do Sul, is the second species of this genus to be reported from Brazil. The spiders were collected with pitfall traps in five points of the island. Ecological data showed that Gnaphosidae was the fifth best sampled spider family, with 179 specimens, belonging to two species, T. kulczynskii and Z. hortenciae. Trachyzelotes kulczynskii was the most abundant with 118 adults while Z. hortenciae was represented by only 21 adults. Both species were collected during the dry and wet seasons but T. kulczynskii was more abundant during the wet season while Z. hortenciae was more abundant during the dry season. The male:female ratio for the dry season was similar for both species but in the wet season it was three times higher for T. kulczynskii.A fêmea de Zimiromus hortenciae Buckup & Brescovit, 1993 é descrita pela primeira vez. Trachyzelotes kulczynskii (Bösemberg, 1902, uma espécie de origem européia, é registrada pela primeira vez na Ilha de Fernando de Noronha, no estado de Pernambuco. Junto com T. lyonneti (Audouin, 1826, já registrado para o estado do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, é a segunda espécie do gênero introduzida no Brasil. As aranhas foram coletadas com armadilhas de solo em cinco pontos da ilha e os dados ecológicos detectados para Gnaphosidae foram de que esta foi a quinta família melhor amostrada dentre Araneae, com 179 espécimes de duas espécies, T. kulczynskii e Z. hortenciae. Trachyzelotes kulczynskii foi mais abundante com 118 adultos enquanto Z. hortenciae teve 21 adultos coletados. Ambas foram coletadas nas estações seca e chuvosa, sendo que T. kulczynskii foi mais

  2. Instrumentos y trabajos geodésicos de la Armada: la Comisión Hidrográfica de la Península y el Observatorio de San Femando (1859-1887

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    González González, F. José

    1995-06-01

    Full Text Available This article introduces a brief survey on the geodetic tasks carried out by the Spanish Navy in the 19th century, and the scientific instruments used by the San Fernando Observatory and the hydrographical expeditions. Special attention deserves the Iberian Peninsula Hydrographical Expedition, in charge of surveying the Spanish coasts.

    Este artículo presenta un breve estudio sobre los trabajos geodésicos emprendidos por la Armada Española en el siglo XIX, y los instrumentos utilizados por el Observatorio de San Fernando y por las comisiones hidrográficas, especialmente la Comisión Hidrográfica de la Península, encargada del levantamiento cartográfico de las costas españolas.

  3. Big Lake Dam Inspection Report

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This report summarizes an inspection of the Big Lake Dam that was done in September of 1983. The inspection did not reveal any conditions that constitute and...

  4. Fernando Pessoa and Aleister Crowley: new discoveries and a new analysis of the documents in the Gerald Yorke Collection

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    Pasi, M.; Ferrari, P.

    2012-01-01

    The documents concerning the relationship between Fernando Pessoa and Aleister Crowley preserved in the Yorke Collection at the Warburg Institute (London) have been known for some time. However, recent new findings have prompted a new analysis of the dossier. The purpose of this article is to have a

  5. Fernando Pessoa and Aleister Crowley: new discoveries and a new analysis of the documents in the Gerald Yorke Collection

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    Pasi, M.; Ferrari, P.

    2012-01-01

    The documents concerning the relationship between Fernando Pessoa and Aleister Crowley preserved in the Yorke Collection at the Warburg Institute (London) have been known for some time. However, recent new findings have prompted a new analysis of the dossier. The purpose of this article is to have a

  6. O Elástico da Lira ou Outros Lirismos nas Obras de Fernando Aguiar e de Manuel Portela

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    Manaíra Aires Athayde

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Review of two exhibitions from the series 'Nas Escritas PO.EX': Fernando Aguiar, Ex.Po / Po.Ex 1982-2012, June 8-28, 2013; and Manuel Portela, escreler: 1988-2013, September 13 - October 11, 2013, Casa da Escrita, Coimbra, Portugal.

  7. Conflicts Associated with Dam Removal in Sweden

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    Anna G. C. Lejon

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The increasing number of deteriorating old dams that need renovation or have lost their function make dam removal a viable management option. There are at least four major reasons for dam removal: safety, law and policy, economy, and ecology. Here we discuss 17 Swedish dams that were recently considered for removal. Because dam removal usually causes controversy, dam removal initiatives may succeed, fail, or result in a compromise such as a bypass channel for migrating fish. We identify and discuss three major obstructions to dam removal: funding, cultural-historical values, and threatened species. To facilitate dam removal, the reasons for, and the effects of, dam removal must be carefully explained, and the public and stakeholders must be kept informed. In complicated cases in which compromise solutions may be the most feasible outcome, the integration of the knowledge of different stakeholders is crucial. The involvement of diverse stakeholders increases their willingness to find compromises, thus avoiding conflicts and failures.

  8. Pessoas-livros: O Arquivo Bibliográfico de Fernando Pessoa

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    Pedro Sepúlveda

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Although Fernando Pessoa’s work mostly exists in the nearly 30,000 pieces of paper that form the archive held by the Portuguese National Library, it is possible to show how this archive is composed by bibliographical materials, which link it to the book as a medium. Against the common idea of Pessoa as someone who didn’t write books and only left individual pieces of paper, this material evidence shows that the poet conceived an idea of the book and of a set of books, which conditioned his way of writing. This article follows the purpose of contextualizing and determining Pessoa’s concerns with the materiality of a medium different than the one which contains the greater part of his work, by analyzing several evidences of this bibliographical dimension of his writing.

  9. Ácaros em poeira domiciliar das capitais brasileiras e ilha Fernando de Noronha

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    Archibaldo Bello Galvão

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho é um estudo taxinômico de ácaros admitidos ou não como alergizantes, encontrados em amostras de poeira domiciliar, colhidas em todas as capitais do Brasil e Território Fernando de Noronha por guardas da SUCAM e enviadas por essa entidade ao Professor Leonidas de Mello Deane. Foram classificadas dez espécies pertencentes a cinco famílias, cujas posições sistemáticas são determinadas por definições e chaves: Pyroglyphus africanus, Euroglyphus maynei, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, Dermatophagoides farinae, Dermatophagoides deanei, Sturnophagoides brasiliensis, Blomia tropicalis, Suidasia pontifica, Chortoglyphus arcuatus e Cheyletus malaccensis.This paper deals with the geographical distribution of astigmatid mites related to human allergy and found in house dust samples collected in all states capitals in Brazil. Definitions and keys for the identification of the species of mites are presented.

  10. A Pausa Musical como Signo Polissémico na Obra para Guitarra de Fernando Sor

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    Ricardo Iván Barceló Abeijón

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    Full Text Available Através do estudo de numerosas obras para guitarra do famoso músico Fernando Sor (1778-1839, temos descoberto que este artista, além de usar a pausa musical escrita com o objetivo habitual de indicar uma suspensão temporal do som numa partitura, também tem utilizado ocasionalmente esse símbolo assignando-lhe uma função suplementar não convencional: uma mudança de posição da mão esquerda. No presente artigo apresentamos essa função não evidente, que temos denominado pausa-sinal, exemplificada mediante alguns fragmentos musicais pertinentes.

  11. NOTA DE PESQUISA: AS MÁSCARAS DE PLATÃO E FERNANDO PESSOA

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    Rodolfo Lopes

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    Full Text Available A proposta de pesquisa brevemente esboçada nesta nota nasceu de um modo tão insólito quanto talvez seja o seu principal objetivo. Durante uma aula que ministrei na ANPOF de 2016 (inserida no Minicurso Platão e Platonismo, em que tive o prazer de colaborar com os colegas e amigos Gabriele Cornelli e Renato Matoso sobre algumas dificuldades metodológicas resultantes do singular registo em que Platão codificou a sua filosofia, e particularmente a propósito da galeria de personagens que lhe vão dando voz(es, surgiu-me a seguinte hipótese: poderá a heteronímia de Fernando Pessoa contribuir, de algum modo, para reconstituir uma 'teoria da personagem' (implícita em Platão?

  12. Los documentos cifrados en la corte de Fernando VI (1746-1759

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    Pedro Luis Lorenzo Cadarso

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    Full Text Available Este artículo ofrece un estudio de la correspondencia cifrada a mediados del siglo xviii desde una triple perspectiva: paleográfica, reconstruyendo los sistemas de codificación empleados; diplomática, explicando el proceso de expedición y la estructura del discurso de estos documentos: e histórica, reflexionando sobre su empleo en la diplomacia borbónica. Se incluye también un breve estado de la cuestión acerca de la criptografía de la época y un repertorio de fuentes documentales cifradas.This article is a study about the documentes writing in code during the whole reign of Fernando VI (1746- 1759 of Spain. We make use triple view: The Paleography, the Diplomatic and the History. Its also included a brief introduction about the Cryptography and a catalogue of selected documents in code.

  13. Intertextual relationships and litterary competency in Fernando Alonso’s narrative work

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    Sánchéz García, S.

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    Full Text Available The teaching of literature in the school focustheir objectives in the formation of the literarycompetence, for this reason literary studies shouldopt for a global discourse analysis, studying notonly formal and structural aspects of the literarytexts, but also considering the receptor and thecontext under which literary communicationoccurs. The relations established between thediscourse and the reader should be a key elementin addressing the analysis of literary texts. In thisregard we emphasize the importance of intertextualresources for the formation of a strong literarycompetence and development of the intertextreader.Taking into account the ludic and didactic possibilities that the intertextual game presents for the child reader, in this article we analyze the intertextual reference contained in the works of Fernando Alonso. El misterioso influjo de la barquillera and Las raíces del mar. Two narrations that indicate the potential of such texts to stimulate reading and didactic use of the literature.

  14. Recuerdos de un viaje a Marruecos de D. Fernando Amor y Mayor en 1859

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    El sorprendente viaje a Marruecos de Fernando Amor y Mayor en 1859 hay que incardinarlo en una tradición secular de viajes españoles y extranjeros a este país. Se estudian en el artículo las principales de estas corrientes que son: el orientalismo del viaje romántico; los viajeros catalanes; la geografía española y su relación con el colonialismo norteafricano; y los viajeros naturalistas al África hispana. Se analiza también cómo y por qué el viaje de Amor coincide con un notable "boom" bibl...

  15. Fernando González, educador latinoamericano: pensamiento y rebeldía

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    Diana Milena Peñuela Contreras

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    Full Text Available El artículo pretende mostrar algunas de las potencialidades del pensamiento del filósofo antioqueño Fernando González, que lo configuran como educador latinoamericano, a partir de una mirada a sus procesos de creación de formas diferentes de existencia, caracterizadas por la rebeldía y el ejercicio de libertad, las cuales permiten impensar las comprensiones contemporáneas sobre lo educativo. Para ello, se presenta una reconstrucción biográfica que analiza los distintos momentos de su producción escritural, desde una mirada a su ser maestro y a su visión sobre la escuela, la juventud y la educación, que permiten nuevas formas de pensamiento y existencia.

  16. Men in transit: The spectrum of masculinity in Caio Fernando Abreu’s White Limit (1970

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    Juan Filipe Stacul

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available In the present work, we aim at discussing the construction of subjectivity in relation to gender categories, especially in regards to male identity, in Caio Fernando Abreu’s first novel White Limit (Original title: Limite branco, 1970. We believe that the protagonist’s process of aging, alongside with his subject’s formation, in the narrative, takes us to face a fluidity, which puts at stake the notions of what is taken for granted as appropriate for the  individual.  Studies on the displacement of the contemporary subject, Gender Studies, and on men's studies in particular, will serve as the theoretical apparatus for the discussions raised here.

  17. Men in transit: The spectrum of masculinity in Caio Fernando Abreu’s White Limit (1970

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    Juan Filipe Stacul

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    Full Text Available In the present work, we aim at discussing the construction of subjectivity in relation to gender categories, especially in regards to male identity, in Caio Fernando Abreu’s first novel White Limit (Original title: Limite branco, 1970. We believe that the protagonist’s process of aging, alongside with his subject’s formation, in the narrative, takes us to face a fluidity, which puts at stake the notions of what is taken for granted as appropriate for the  individual.  Studies on the displacement of the contemporary subject, Gender Studies, and on men's studies in particular, will serve as the theoretical apparatus for the discussions raised here.

  18. Los huicholes, de Fernando Benítez: un relato de viaje

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    Lucero Margarita Aguirre-Valdés

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    Full Text Available El género relato de viaje cuenta con una nueva apertura para su campo de estudio gracias a las investigaciones del español Luis Alburquerque García. Haciendo uso de sus aportaciones teóricas, este trabajo busca aplicarlas al texto Los huicholes , del escritor y periodista Fernando Benítez. Se demostró que en la construcción de dicha obra participan de igual manera lo referencial y la literatura gracias al constante uso del lenguaje poético; al mismo tiempo que se mantiene en el límite entre dos disciplinas, una objetiva e informativa, y otra, subjetiva y estética.

  19. Teología literaria en El desbarrancadero de Fernando Vallejo

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    Juanita Cristina Aristizábal

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo indaga en las resonancias modernistas en El desbarrancadero (2001 de Fernando Vallejo. Tomando como punto de partida las conexiones que la novela establece con Rubén Darío y Vargas Vila, propone que la escritura de Vallejo dialoga con varias de las coordenadas que marcaron la producción cultural en el periodo de entresiglos en América Latina y Europa. La lectura de la novela se ocupa de la forma que, un siglo más tarde, toman en el discurso de Vallejo temas como el simbolismo, la muerte de Dios, la sacralización de la poesía y la identidad nacional.

  20. Damming the rivers of the Amazon basin

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    Latrubesse, Edgardo M.; Arima, Eugenio Y.; Dunne, Thomas; Park, Edward; Baker, Victor R.; D'Horta, Fernando M.; Wight, Charles; Wittmann, Florian; Zuanon, Jansen; Baker, Paul A.; Ribas, Camila C.; Norgaard, Richard B.; Filizola, Naziano; Ansar, Atif; Flyvbjerg, Bent; Stevaux, Jose C.

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    More than a hundred hydropower dams have already been built in the Amazon basin and numerous proposals for further dam constructions are under consideration. The accumulated negative environmental effects of existing dams and proposed dams, if constructed, will trigger massive hydrophysical and biotic disturbances that will affect the Amazon basin’s floodplains, estuary and sediment plume. We introduce a Dam Environmental Vulnerability Index to quantify the current and potential impacts of dams in the basin. The scale of foreseeable environmental degradation indicates the need for collective action among nations and states to avoid cumulative, far-reaching impacts. We suggest institutional innovations to assess and avoid the likely impoverishment of Amazon rivers.

  1. Dam risk assistant analysis system design

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    In order to reduce the labor intensity and task difficulty of dam risk analysis and to meet the actual requirement of dam risk analysis,it is necessary to establish a dam risk assistant analysis system.The program structure and the implementation ways of the dam risk assistant analysis system are analyzed,and a procedural framework with "three-tier and multi-database" structure and "level structure" is established.The concept of dam risk assessment system modular development is proposed and the coupled mode of function module and data is improved.Finally,the dam risk assistant analysis system is developed using Delphi visual programming language.

  2. Measurement of Creep on the Calaveras Fault at Coyote Dam using Terrestrial Radar Interferometry (TRI).

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    Baker, B.; Cassotto, R.; Fahnestock, M. A.; Werner, C. L.; Boettcher, M. S.

    2015-12-01

    The Calaveras fault in central California is part of the San Andreas fault system. Coyote Dam, an earthen dam that straddles the fault ~13km northeast of Gilroy, experiences creep style deformation that ranges from 10 to 15 mm/yr. Uncertainty in the location of the fault, coupled with the historic rate of deformation, affect the dam's safety factor. Assessing the impact of fault creep on the dam's stability is paramount to its safety evaluation, but is difficult to resolve due to limited spatial and temporal sampling of conventional methods. Terrestrial radar interferometry (TRI), like satellite-based observations, produces high spatial resolution maps of ground deformation. Unlike space-based sensors, TRI can be readily deployed and the observation geometry selected to get the maximum line of sight (LOS) signal. TRI also benefits from high temporal sampling which can be used to reduce errors related to atmospheric phase delays and high temporal sampling also facilitates tracking rapidly moving features such as landslides and glaciers. GAMMA Portable Radar Interferometer (GPRI) measurements of Coyote Dam rock faces were made from concrete piers built upstream and downstream of the dam. The GPRI operates at a radar frequency of 17.2 GHz with a spatial resolution at the dam of approximately 0.9 m x 2.0 m. Changes in LOS path length smaller than 0.1mm can be measured. Data were acquired approximately every 2 to 3 weeks over a 7-month period to map the fault trace through the dam faces. Our study exploits the dense record of observations obtained, and the relatively short distance of the radar to the dam to minimize atmospheric affects. We investigate how the deformation evolves in time and the orientation of fault through the dam, including the strike and dip as measured along the dam surface. Our results show rates consistent with GPS data and regional satellite observations, but produce a much more detailed map of the fault on the dam than possible with GPS or

  3. Fernando Ortiz y las relaciones científicas hispano-cubanas, 1900-1940

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    Naranjo Orovio, Consuelo

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    Full Text Available In the process of establishing science-based cultural and scientific relations between Spain and Cuba, they played a key role the scientific studies and contacts taken up byœFernando Ortiz in Spain with prestigious experts in Anthropology, Criminology, Sociology and History, as well as his conception of culture, science and nation and the continuous contacts with intellectuals who were heir to the principles of the Institución Libre de Enseñanza and members of the Junta de Ampliación de Estudios e Investigaciones Científicas. The consolidation of the cultural relations through the creation of the Institución Hispanocubana de Cultura paved the way for the reception of Spanish intellectual exiles in 1939.

    La formación científica que Fernando Ortiz adquirió en España junto a prestigiosos hombres de la cultura –antropología, criminología, sociología e historia–, su concepción de la cultura, la ciencia, la nación y el contacto continuo con muchos de los intelectuales herederos de los principios de la Institución Libre de Enseñanza y miembros de la Junta para la Ampliación de Estudios e Investigaciones Científicas, fueron elementos claves para el establecimiento de las relaciones culturales y científicas entre España y Cuba, basadas en la ciencia. La consolidación de éstas, con la creación de la Institución Hispanocubana de Cultura, posibilitó la acogida de exiliados intelectuales españoles en 1939.

  4. Métrica, tropos y figuras en las Anotaciones de Fernando de Herrera

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    Torre, Esteban

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available In the year 1580 in Seville, the Works of Garcilaso de la Vega with Annotations by Fernando de Herrera were first published, in which he edits and comments on thirty-five sonnets, five songs, two elegies, one letter, and three eclogues by the Toledo-born poet. With the exception of the letter, each of the other poetic formats is followed by an extensive dissertation of a largely historical and scholarly kind. Yet, what is of greatest interest are the specific comments he makes upon concrete lines of verse, comments which reveal him as possessing a thorough knowledge of the poetic theories in vogue during the second half of the sixteenth century, and also as an extraordinarily perceptive and sensitive literary critic. In this discussion his numerous references to metrical-based issues, as well as to tropological and figurative language, are mulled over, analyzed, and systematized.En el año 1580, se publicaron por primera vez en Sevilla las Obras de Garcilaso de la Vega con anotaciones de Fernando de Herrera, que edita y comenta treinta y cinco sonetos, cinco canciones, dos elegías, una epístola y tres églogas del poeta toledano. Con excepción de la epístola, cada una de las otras formas poemáticas va seguida de una extensa disertación de corte fundamentalmente histórico y erudito. Pero lo más interesante son los comentarios puntuales que hace a determinados versos, que nos revelan a un profundo conocedor de las teorías poéticas vigentes en la segunda mitad del siglo XVI y a un crítico literario extraordinariamente perspicaz y sensible. Se reúnen, analizan y sistematizan aquí sus numerosísimas referencias a las cuestiones métricas y al lenguaje tropológico y figurado.

  5. SAN CARLOS APACHE PAPERS.

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    ROESSEL, ROBERT A., JR.

    THE FIRST SECTION OF THIS BOOK COVERS THE HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL BACKGROUND OF THE SAN CARLOS APACHE INDIANS, AS WELL AS AN HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THEIR FORMAL EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM. THE SECOND SECTION IS DEVOTED TO THE PROBLEMS OF TEACHERS OF THE INDIAN CHILDREN IN GLOBE AND SAN CARLOS, ARIZONA. IT IS DIVIDED INTO THREE PARTS--(1)…

  6. San Carlo Operaen

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    Holm, Bent

    2005-01-01

    En indplacering af operahuset San Carlo i en kulturhistorisk repræsentationskontekst med særligt henblik på begrebet napolalità.......En indplacering af operahuset San Carlo i en kulturhistorisk repræsentationskontekst med særligt henblik på begrebet napolalità....

  7. Douglas County Dam Breach Inundation Areas

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    Kansas Data Access and Support Center — Dam breach analysis provides a prediction of the extent and timing of flooding from a catastrophic breach of the dams. These results are sufficient for developing...

  8. VT High Risk Dam Inundation Areas

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — (Link to Metadata) Preliminary release Storm-Day dam inundation areas digitized from various source Emergency Action Plans. These dams were prioritized for...

  9. Dams and Obstructions along Iowa's Canoe Routes

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    Iowa State University GIS Support and Research Facility — This dataset represents obstruction to canoe and boat users of the canoe routes of Iowa. This may represent actual dams, rock dams (natural or man made), large...

  10. 78 FR 53494 - Dam Safety Modifications at Cherokee, Fort Loudoun, Tellico, and Watts Bar Dams

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    2013-08-29

    ... Dam Safety Modifications at Cherokee, Fort Loudoun, Tellico, and Watts Bar Dams AGENCY: Tennessee... preferred alternative in its final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the dam safety modifications at Cherokee, Fort Loudoun, Tellico, and Watts Bar Dams. The notice of availability (NOA) of the...

  11. CARLOS GARCÍA GUAL, JAVIER GOMÁ LANZÓN, FERNANDO SAVATER. MUCHAS FELICIDADES. TRES VISIONES Y MÁS DE LA IDEA DE FELICIDAD

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    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Book review of: Carlos García Gual, Javier Gomá Lanzón, Fernando Savater. Muchas felicidades. Tres visiones y más de la idea de felicidad. Madrid: Ariel, 2015, 207 pp. ISBN: 978-84-344-1892-9. Keywords: Carlos García Gual, Javier Gomá Lanzón, Fernando Savater, happiness, Epicurus. // Resumen: Reseña: Carlos García Gual, Javier Gomá Lanzón, Fernando Savater. Muchas felicidades. Tres visiones y más de la idea de felicidad. Madrid: Ariel, 2015, 207 pp. ISBN: 978-84-344-1892-9. Palabras clave: Carlos García Gual, Javier Gomá Lanzón, Fernando Savater, felicidad, Epicuro.

  12. EVALUASI KEAMANAN DAM JATILUHUR BERBASIS INDEKS RESIKO

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    Avazbek Ishbaev

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The dams have very important roles to agricultural activities. Especially, West Java with 240,000 hectares of agricultural land, needs a good dam structure that can be used sustainably. Jatiluhur dam in Purwakarta, West Java is one of big dams in Indonesia which has important rules not only for Purwakarta but also for Jakarta, Karawang and Bekasi residents. A study and observation about safety and dam stability is needed to prevent any damage. The purpose of this research were to identify parameters that influenced dam safety and to evaluate dam reliability based on index tools. Analysis was done using risk index tools. The result showed that the condition of the dam of Jatiluhur is still satisfied with indicators, "Idam"-750. The total index risk was 127.22 and the safety factor was 83.04 out of 100. Therefore, Jatiluhur dam could be classified as safe and no need for particular treatments. Jatiluhur dam can be operated in normal condition or abnormal condition with periodic monitoring. Keywords: dam safety, evaluation, Jatiluhur Dam, risk index tools

  13. Webinar: Stepped chute design for embankment dams

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    Changing demographics in the vicinity of dams have led to hazard creep in a number of dams worldwide. Many of these dams now have insufficient spillway capacity as a result of these changes in hazard classification from low to significant or high hazard. Stepped chutes applied to the embankment da...

  14. Dams life; La vie des barrages

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    1996-12-31

    The paper reports on the conclusions of decennial and annual inspections of French dams. Dams surveillance is performed by the operators and consists in visual examinations and measurements. Concrete dams, in particular, always have more or less developed fissures with water sweating threw the concrete mass or the foundations. Old concrete often show low swelling phenomena which are measured too. (J.S.)

  15. The formation and failure of natural dams

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    Costa, J.E.; Schuster, R.L.

    1987-01-01

    Of the numerous kinds of dams that form by natural processes, dams formed from landslides, glacial ice, and neoglacial moraines present the greatest threat to people and property. The most common types of mass movements that form landslide dams are rock and debris avalanches, rock and soil slumps and slides, and mud, debris, and earth flows. The most common initiation mechanisms for dam-forming landslides are excessive rainfall and snowmelt and earthquakes. Landslide dams can be classified into six categories based on their relation with the valley floor. Type I dams (11%) of the 81 landslide dams around the world that were classifed do not reach from one valley side to the other. Type II dams (44%) span the entire valley flood, occasionally depositing material high up on opposite valley sides. Type III dams (41%) move considerable distances both upstream and downstream from the landslide failure. Type IV dams (1%) are rare and involve the contemporaneous failure of material from both sides of a valley. Type V dams (1%) are also rare, and are created when a single landslide sends multiple tongues of debris into a valley forming two or more landslide dams in the same surfaces, that extend under the stream or valley and emerge on the opposite valley side. Many landslide dams fail shortly after formation. Overtopping is by far the most common cause of failure. Glacial ice dams can produce at least nine kinds of ice-dammed lakes. The most dangerous are lakes formed in main valleys dammed by tributary glaciers. Failure can occur by erosion of a drainage tunnel under or through the ice dam or by a channel over the ice dam. Cold polar ice dams generally drain supraglacially or marginally by downmelting of an outlet channel. Warmer temperate-ice dams tend to fail by sudden englacial or subglacial breaching and drainage. Late neoglacial moraine-dammed lakes are located in steep mountain areas affected by the advances and retreats of valley glaciers in the last several

  16. El escultor Fernando del Cid. Algunos datos sobre su vida y su actividad artística

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    Sánchez Rivera, Jesús Ángel

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available The author attempts to outline the profile of a practically unknown sculptor, Fernando del Cid, who worked in Madrid during second half of the 18th century, as well as in other places in Spain. He includes a minimal catalogue of the artist’s works, over half of them newly attributed, with certain reservations.

    El presente artículo pretende esbozar el perfil de un escultor prácticamente desconocido, Fernando del Cid, que habría de desarrollar su actividad durante la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII en Madrid, proyectándola a otros lugares de España. En él incluimos un exiguo catálogo de obras, más de la mitad de ellas atribuidas ahora, con las debidas reservas.

  17. Os sapatinhos vermelhos: o tempo e o gosto da solidão em Caio Fernando Abreu

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    Jessica Sabrina de Oliveira Menezes

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7917.2011v16n1p29 O estudo em questão procura especular a natureza inconstante do ser humano no momento em que este experimenta a sensação de abandono, tomando como objeto de estudo a personagem paradoxal de Caio Fernando Abreu em Os sapatinhos vermelhos. Pretendemos atentar para a relação que se estabelece entre experimentar o vazio e revoltar-se contra o tempo perdido. Debruçamo-nos, nesse sentido, sobre as experiências da depressão e da transgressão à dor. Para tanto, utilizamos como arcabouço teórico os pensamentos de Santo Agostinho, Barthes, Kierkegaard, Kristeva e Peres. Entretanto, é o discurso ficcional (e visceral de Caio Fernando Abreu que nos serve de norte principal.

  18. Cambios en la percepción del deporte en España: La trayectoria deportiva de Fernando Alonso

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    A través de la figura de Fernando Alonso, el lector comprenderá los cambios en la percepción social del deporte de la Fórmula 1 en España. Se analizará el papel del piloto en relación a los medios de comunicación, la publicidad o sus propios seguidores para comprender dicho éxito: ¿Será flor de un día?

  19. Fernando Pessoa and Aleister Crowley: new discoveries and a new analysis of the documents in the Gerald Yorke Collection

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    Pasi, M; Ferrari, P.

    2012-01-01

    The documents concerning the relationship between Fernando Pessoa and Aleister Crowley preserved in the Yorke Collection at the Warburg Institute (London) have been known for some time. However, recent new findings have prompted a new analysis of the dossier. The purpose of this article is to have a new look at the documents that were already known and introduce the documents that have been recently found. The analysis will also be based on a comparison with the related documents from the "Ma...

  20. Fernando Pessoa e as diferentes leituras de sua vida e obra

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    Pedro Teixeira da Mota

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available A vida e obra de Fernando Pessoa podem ser lidas e interpretadas de diferentes modos ou níveis. Entre as linhas de força dela destaca-se a do ocultismo ou esoterismo, patente desde cedo nos seus escritos, leituras e investigações. Devido à sua subtileza e natureza simbólica em que se expressa, o Esoterismo não é facilmente aceite ou compreendido por muitos comentadores menos sensíveis ou interessados em tais dimensões. Esta compreensão torna-se ainda mais difícil porque durante a sua vida Fernando Pessoa entrou em tantas investigações, criou tantas afiliações ou projectos, e porque muitos dos seus textos póstumos esotéricos não estavam datados, prestando-se assim a ser vistos como contraditórias. Torna-se então muito importante compreender as suas fontes de conhecimento culto, quem foram os autores que ele leu mais e anotou e que quais os temas e níveis mais investigados. Hoje é possível, com muitos mais inéditos publicados e a sua obra mais contextualizada pelos trabalhos milhares de investigadores, termos uma leitura e compreensão mais profunda do seu vastíssimo conhecimento, desde a poesia à sociologia, da astrologia e simbolismo às ordens esotéricas e iniciação e uma leitura mais acertada do seu caminho hermenêutico espiritual e do seu lugar na Tradição Literária e Espiritual Portuguesa, que delinearemos também rapidamente desde o galaico-português até ao Modernismo do século XX, partilhando ainda alguns textos esotéricos e autobiográficos mais significativos. Toda esta demanda oculta, manifestada hoje para nós nos seus múltiplos textos, anotações ou ensaios inéditos em vida, culminarão nos seus poemas esotéricos publicados em revistas, na sua obra prima a Mensagem, na defesa das Associações Secretas, e finalmente na sua iniciação, de que algumas indicações são dadas nas notas autobiográficas ou testamentos finais, dos quais partilhamos partes, ao que acrescentaremos alguns dos seus

  1. Tres Torres y un mar: La última obra de Fernando Cassinello

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    García-Sánchez, J. F.

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The work of spanish architect, Fernando Cassinello Pérez has been rarely published, although he built a lot and well. His life is based on three areas: architectural production, academic and research activities. In this research his latest work will be discussed: Three Tower triplets Star-Building (1975 was built on the seafront in Zapillo, Almería; and that is a smart residential work of formal investigation and structural sincerity. Star-Building is an example of how, since the resignation and moderate density, it is possible to construct interesting proposals for housing -oriented towards tourism- on the beachfront. Of course, it deserves to be well known by who nowadays decides to design and build collective architecture. The three project versions will be discussed and described, also explaining how the structure and the traces of the process of building are the genesis and story of this work.La obra del arquitecto almeriense Fernando Cassinello Pérez ha sido escasamente publicada, pero lo cierto es que construyó mucho y bien. Su vida descansa sobre tres pilares: la producción arquitectónica, la actividad académica y la inquietud investigadora. Aquí se expondrá su última obra: las Tres Torres trillizas Star-Building (1975 que construyó frente al Paseo Marítimo de Almería, en el barrio de El Zapillo; y que son un elegante ejercicio residencial de investigación formal y sinceridad estructural. También son un ejemplo de cómo, desde la renuncia y con una densidad moderada, es posible construir interesantes propuestas de viviendas –orientadas al turismo– en la primera línea de playa. Y que, desde luego, merecen ser conocida por quien decida hoy proyectar y construir arquitectura colectiva. Se analizarán y describirán las tres versiones del proyecto; y se explicará cómo la estructura y las huellas del proceso de construcción son la génesis y el argumento de esta obra.

  2. Research on shape optimization of CSG dams

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    Xin CAI

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The multi-objective optimization method was used for shape optimization of cement sand and gravel (CSG dams in this study. The economic efficiency, the sensitivities of maximum horizontal displacement and maximum settlement of the dam to water level changes, the overall stability, and the overall strength security were taken into account during the optimization process. Three weight coefficient selection schemes were adopted to conduct shape optimization of a dam, and the case studies lead to the conclusion that both the upstream and downstream dam slope ratios for the optimal cross-section equal 1:0.7, which is consistent with the empirically observed range of 1:0.6 to 1:0.8 for the upstream and downstream dam slope ratios of CSG dams. Therefore, the present study is of certain reference value for designing CSG dams.

  3. Future directions of dam safety in Canada

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    Verzeni, Gerard [Hydro Quebec, QC, (Canada)

    2010-07-01

    Gerard Verzeni, former director of the dam safety & environment at Hydro-Quebec introduced the future directions of dam safety in Canada. New and numerous challenges are emerging for the dam safety community. Measurable effects of climate changes illustrate that hydraulic forecasts would change drastically. Loads with times and amplitudes which are different from the actual knowledge will apply on dams. The development of new types of dams using recent technologies raises several issues, for example the longevity of such installations. The installations are becoming old and soon will require complete renovation and update for regulation and standards compliance. Concrete dams already need efforts and investment to maintain then in a safe state. Various factors will influence these challenges such as human resources in the dam safe community. In these conditions, it is important that organizations like CDA play an important role in providing support and reference and in being a driver for the whole industry.

  4. Study of Dam-break Due to Overtopping of Four Small Dams in the Czech Republic

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    Zakaraya Alhasan

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Dam-break due to overtopping is one of the most common types of embankment dam failures. During the floods in August 2002 in the Czech Republic, several small dams collapsed due to overtopping. In this paper, an analysis of the dam break process at the Luh, Velký Bělčický, Melín, and Metelský dams breached during the 2002 flood is presented. Comprehensive identification and analysis of the dam shape, properties of dam material and failure scenarios were carried out after the flood event to assemble data for the calibration of a numerical dam break model. A simple one-dimensional mathematical model was proposed for use in dam breach simulation, and a computer code was compiled. The model was calibrated using the field data mentioned above. Comparison of the erodibility parameters gained from the model showed reasonable agreement with the results of other authors.

  5. Management of dams for the next Millennium: proceedings of the 1999 Canadian Dam Association

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    1999-07-01

    The meeting featured seven sessions with 18 papers abstracted/indexed therein as follows: keynote address: tailings dams safety - implications for the dam safety community; 1 - design and performance: performance monitoring of dams: are we doing what we should be doing?; tailings dams from the perspective of conventional dam engineering; and design overview of Syncrude's Mildred Lake east toe berm; 2 - design and modelling: use of a 2D model for a dam break study on the ALCAN hydroelectric complex in Quebec; and spillway design implications resulting from changes in rainfall extremes; 3 - risk and dam safety I: closing the gaps in the dam safety guidelines; the reality of life safety consequence classification; and surveillance practices for the next millenium; 4 - risk and dam safety II: quantitative risk-assessment using the capacity-demand analysis; and new guidelines for dam safety classification; 5 - millenium issues: expectations of immortality, dam safety management into the next millenium; 6 - rehabilitation techniques: the unconventional application of conventional materials; nondestructive testing technology to characterize concrete dam/bedrock interface; method and instrument for detecting crack in concrete; and grouting of the cracks in the Arch 5-6 - Daniel Johnson Dam; and 7 - case studies: rehabilitation of an 80 year old Ambursen type dam; and debris booms for the protection of spillways.

  6. Centenario de la Sede Central de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos

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    Oscar G Pamo

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available El 6 de setiembre de 1903 se inauguró el local de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Mayor de San Marcos de Lima con frente a la Avenida Grau y contiguo al Jardín Botánico. Este nuevo local reemplazó a la antigua sede situada en la Plaza de Santa, después Plaza Italia y hoy Plaza Raimondi, en el sector del Cercado de Lima, donde habían funcionado el Real Colegio de Medicina y Cirugía de San Fernando, desde 1808, y luego la Facultad de Medicina de Lima desde 1856. La obra se gestó con el presidente Nicolás de Piérola en 1897, se empezó a construir en 1899 y fue inaugurado por el presidente Romaña.

  7. Nise da Silveira, Fernando Diniz e Leon Hirszman: política, sociedade e arte

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    Walter Melo

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo aborda o processo de construção do filme Imagens do Inconsciente, mais especificamente do episódio Em Busca do Espaço Cotidiano, sobre Fernando Diniz e sua produção pictórica. O encontro entre a psiquiatra Nise da Silveira e o cineasta Leon Hirszman está marcado pela não dissociação de política, sociedade e arte. O trabalho terapêutico e de reabilitação psicossocial desenvolvido por Nise da Silveira tem como característica o estabelecimento de importantes conexões com o campo das artes, possibilitando o diálogo com toda a sociedade. Esse trabalho de transformação cultural e de mentalidades fez com que fosse questionada a exclusão social dos chamados doentes mentais e transformada a política de assistência no campo da saúde mental no Brasil.

  8. O campo político de FHC The political field of Fernando Henrique Cardoso

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    Alain Touraine

    1999-10-01

    Full Text Available O artigo pretende mostrar que, embora o sociólogo presidente Fernando Henrique Cardoso tenha sido severamente criticado por ter abandonado suas antigas idéias e ter se entregado à ditadura do mercado, um balanço de seu primeiro mandato, além de ser claramente positivo, situa-o no domínio de centro-esquerda, o que faz esperar que sua segunda presidência poderá representar, para o Brasil, o renascimento da vida social e política.This article intends to show that the socialist and president FHC, even having being severely criticized for having abandoned his old ideas and having turned to be part of the market dictatorship, in a balance of his first mandate, has not only a clearly positive mandate, but also situates him in the middle-left domain, which makes us expect that his second presidency can represent the reborn of the social and political life in Brazil.

  9. Geochemistry of the alkaline volcanicsubvolcanic rocks of the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, southern Atlantic Ocean

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    Rosana Peporine Lopes

    Full Text Available The Fernando de Noronha Archipelago presents, on its main island, a centrally-located stratigraphic unit, the Remédios Formation (age around 8 - 12 Ma constituted by basal pyroclastic rocks intruded by dikes, plugs and domes of varied igneous rocks, capped by flows and pyroclastics of mafic to ultramafic rocks of the Quixaba Formation (age around 1 - 3 Ma, which is limited from the underlying unit by an extensive irregular erosion surface. A predominant sodic Remédios series (basanites, tephrites, tephriphonolites, essexite, phonolites can be separated from a moderately potassic Remédios sequence (alkali basalts, trachyandesites, trachytes, both alkaline series showing mostly continuous geochemical trends in variation diagrams for major as well as trace elements, indicating evolution by crystal fractionation (mainly, separation of mafic minerals, including apatites and titanites. There are textural and mineralogical evidences pointing to hybrid origin of some intermediate rocks (e.g., resorbed pyroxene phenocrysts in basaltic trachyandesites, and in some lamprophyres. The primitive Quixaba rocks are mostly melanephelinites and basanites, primitive undersaturated sodic types. Geology (erosion surface, stratigraphy (two distinct units separated by a large time interval, petrography (varied Remédios Formation, more uniform Quixaba unit and geochemistry indicate that the islands represent the activity of a protracted volcanic episode, fueled by intermittent melting of an enriched mantle, not related to asthenospheric plume activity.

  10. Atypical Toxoplasma gondii genotype in feral cats from the Fernando de Noronha Island, northeastern Brazil.

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    Melo, R P B; Almeida, J C; Lima, D C V; Pedrosa, C M; Magalhães, F J R; Alcântara, A M; Barros, L D; Vieira, R F C; Garcia, J L; Mota, R A

    2016-07-15

    Toxoplasma gondii isolates from Brazil have a different phenotypic and genotypic pattern, with predominance of virulent isolates and recombinant genotypes, compared to the North Hemisphere. Considering that a new T. gondii genotype, non-pathogenic to mice, was previously identified from free-range chickens from the Fernando de Noronha Island, Brazil, this study aimed to identify genotypes of this parasite in tissue samples of feral cats (Felis catus) from this Brazilian Island. Anti-T. gondii IgG antibodies were detected in 18/31 (58%) feral cats. Two non-virulent T. gondii isolates were obtained by mouse bioassay. Genotyping was performed by PCR-RFLP using 10 genetic markers (SAG1, SAG2, SAG3, BTUB, GRA6, c22-8, c29-2, PK1, L358 and Apico) and an atypical strain of T. gondii (ToxoDB #146) was identified. This is the first report of this genotype in feral cats. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  11. Relaciones intertextuales y competencia literaria en la obra narrativa de Fernando Alonso

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    Sandra Sánchez García

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La enseñanza de la literatura en la escuela centra sus objetivos prioritarios en la formación de la competencia literaria, por lo que los estudios literarios deben optar por un análisis global del discurso, estudiando no solo aspectos formales y estructurales del texto, sino teniendo en cuenta la figura del receptor y el contexto en los que se produce la comunicación literaria. Las relaciones que se establecen entre el discurso y el lector deben ser un elemento fundamental a la hora de abordar el análisis de los textos literarios. En este sentido queremos destacar la importancia de los recursos intertextuales para la formación de una competencia literaria sólida y el desarrollo del intertexto lector. Teniendo en cuenta las posibilidades lúdicas y didácticas que presentan para el lector infantil los juegos intertextuales, en este artículo analizamos las referencias intertextuales contenidas en las obras de Fernando Alonso: El misterioso influjo de la barquillera y Las raíces del mar. Dos narraciones que reflejan la potencialidad de este tipo de textos para la estimulación lectora y el tratamiento didáctico de la literatura.

  12. De Quito a Burgos: Migraciones y Ciudadanía (Fernando Represa Pérez, Coord.

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    Carlos Peláez Paz

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Un mapa, físico e intelectual, es lo que nos pretende ofrecer Fernando Represa en un viaje imaginario de Quito a Burgos, caminando a través de la compleja y tupida red tejida por los flujos migratorios de nuestro tiempo. En este mapa mental nos quiere señalar varios puntos clave que puedan servir para diseñar una hoja de ruta, un nuevo modo de representación del fenómeno migratorio. El subtítulo del libro, “Migraciones y ciudadanía” es una declaración de intenciones, situando en el horizonte de la titularidad de derechos y deberes, de la participación activa e inclusión en nuestra sociedad de esos “hombres y mujeres, que por muy diversos motivos han abandonado sus hogares para recorrer grandes distancias, físicas o simbólicas", siendo estas últimas en muchas ocasiones más duras e insalvables.

  13. La racionalidad herética de Fernando Vallejo y el derecho a la felicidad.

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    Héctor Hoyos.

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available The article examines the critique of Christianity in the work of Fernando Vallejo through the study of the author’s heretic rationality and its manifestation in the depiction of mass media in the novel Our Lady of the Assassins (1994, trans. 2001. In light of the narrative El desbarrancadero (The Precipice, 2001 and the essay La puta de babilonia (The Whore of Babylon, 2007, one may appreciate how the media in the novel take over the role of social control that the religious icon gained internationally, under the papacy of Leo XIII, and in Colombia under the concordat between the State and the Holy See. Upon analyzing the way in which the essay describes this papacy, the article assesses its relevance for Colombian history within a global context and identifies the political-theological problem of the right to happiness as the substratum that motivates Vallejo’s refection about the relation between the international narcotics trade and the absence of constitutive civil and religious power at the local level.

  14. Brazil's Amazonian dams: Ecological and socioeconomic impacts

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    Fearnside, P. M.

    2016-12-01

    Brazil's 2015-2024 Energy Expansion Plan calls for 11 hydroelectric dams with installed capacity ≥ 30 MW in the country's Amazon region. Dozens of other large dams are planned beyond this time horizon, and dams with consumers. Population displacement is a major impact; for example, the Marabá Dam would displace 40,000 people, mostly traditional riverside dwellers (ribeirinhos). Various dams impact indigenous peoples, such as the Xingu River dams (beginning with Belo Monte) and the São Luiz do Tapajós and Chacorão Dams on the Tapajós River. Brazil has many energy options other than dams. Much energy use has little benefit for the country, such as exporting aluminum. Electric showerheads use 5% of the country's power. Losses in transmission lines (20%) are far above global averages and can be expected to increase as Amazonian hydroelectric dams far from consumer centers come on line. Brazil has tremendous wind and solar potential, but these do not have the same priority as dams. At the root of many questionable policies is a decision-making process in need of reform.

  15. Exporting dams: China's hydropower industry goes global.

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    McDonald, Kristen; Bosshard, Peter; Brewer, Nicole

    2009-07-01

    In line with China's "going out" strategy, China's dam industry has in recent years significantly expanded its involvement in overseas markets. The Chinese Export-Import Bank and other Chinese financial institutions, state-owned enterprises, and private firms are now involved in at least 93 major dam projects overseas. The Chinese government sees the new global role played by China's dam industry as a "win-win" situation for China and host countries involved. But evidence from project sites such as the Merowe Dam in Sudan demonstrates that these dams have unrecognized social and environmental costs for host communities. Chinese dam builders have yet to adopt internationally accepted social and environmental standards for large infrastructure development that can assure these costs are adequately taken into account. But the Chinese government is becoming increasingly aware of the challenge and the necessity of promoting environmentally and socially sound investments overseas.

  16. Dam safety review, classification of dams for the Novia Scotia Power Inc. Black River hydroelectric system

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    Alderman, Aaron; Small, Andy [AMEC Earth and environmental, Fredericton, (Canada); O' Neil, Ellis [Nova Scotia Power Inc., Halifax, (Canada)

    2010-07-01

    In 2009, AMEC was retained by Nova Scotia Power Inc. (NSPI) to conduct a dam safety review of the dams that are part of the Black River Hydroelectric System. This paper presented the results of this dam classification exercise which was carried out for the Bear River hydroelectric system in Nova Scotia, based on the 2007 Canadian Dam Association (CDA) dam safety guidelines. Flood mapping and dam-break analysis were performed for events ranging from the 1:100 year to PMF flood events, including cascading events. These results were used to draw up a classification of the dams. Associated design criteria were then developed. Following the assessment of the dam sites, conclusions and recommendations were discussed. The recommendations were presented in terms of regular maintenance items and reconstruction items, which are now used by NSPI to determine the party responsible for undertaking the recommendation and for evaluation of the maintenance and reconstruction schedules.

  17. Dam Inventory, dams, Published in 2009, 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, Washington County.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Dam Inventory dataset, published at 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Other information as of 2009. It is described as 'dams'. Data...

  18. Interdisciplinary paleovegetation study in the Fernando de Noronha Island (Pernambuco State, northeastern Brazil

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    Luiz C.R. Pessenda

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this research was to reconstruct vegetation changes (with climate inferences that occurred during the Holocene in the Fernando de Noronha Island, Pernambuco State, northeastern Brazil. The research approach included the use of geochemical (mineralogy, elemental, carbon isotopes (δ13C, 14C and pollen analyses in soil organic matter (SOM and sediments collected in Lagoa da Viração and Manguezal do Sueste. The carbon isotopes data of SOM indicated that there was no significant vegetation changes during the last 7400 BP, suggesting that the climate was not the determinant factor for the vegetation dynamics. The pollen analysis of the sediment of a core collected in the Lagoa da Viração showed the absence of Quaternary material in the period between 720 BP and 90 BP. The mineralogical analysis of deeper layer showed the presence of diopside indicating this material was developed "in situ". Only in the shallow part of the core were found pollen of similar plant species of the modern vegetation. The geochemistry and isotope results, in association with the sediment type and pollen analyses of sediment samples of Manguezal do Sueste, indicated variations in the vegetation and in its location since the middle Holocene. Such variations can be associated with climatic events and sea level oscillations and also with anthropogenic events considering the last five hundred years.Esta pesquisa teve o objetivo de reconstruir trocas de vegetação (com referências climáticas que ocorreram durante o Holoceno na ilha de Fernando de Noronha, Estado de Pernambuco, nordeste do Brasil. Para o desenvolvimento da pesquisa utilizou-se de análises geoquímicas (minerais, elementar, isótopos do carbono (δ13C, 14C e análises polínicas em solos e sedimentos coletados na Lagoa da Viração e no manguezal do Sueste. Os isótopos do carbono dos solos indicaram que não houve trocas significativas de vegetação durante os últimos 7400 anos AP, sugerindo

  19. Caracterização de vertissolos da ilha de Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco

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    Flávio Adriano Marques

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available O Arquipélago de Fernando de Noronha (FN possui solos pouco desenvolvidos das classes dos Cambissolos, Vertissolos e Neossolos, com características peculiares relacionadas ao material de origem vulcânico, clima tropical com franco domínio oceânico e relevo ondulado a forte ondulado. Os Vertissolos de FN são formados a partir de rochas básicas, tufos vulcânicos e sedimentos aluvionares e estão associados às superfícies rebaixadas com drenagem impedida do planalto central ou da baixada litorânea. Tendo em vista a necessidade de preservação ambiental, uso agrícola ou geotécnico e características peculiares desse ambiente insular, os Vertissolos de FN precisam de melhor entendimento de seus atributos. O objetivo deste trabalho foi, portanto, caracterizar morfológica, física, química e mineralogicamente Vertissolos de ocorrência comum na ilha de Fernando de Noronha. Três perfis de Vertissolos derivados de diferentes materiais de origem, classes de drenagem e níveis de salinidade e sodicidade foram descritos e coletados para realização das análises de caracterização. Os solos estudados foram: Vertissolo Háplico órtico solódico (P01, Vertissolo Háplico sálico gleissólico (P02 e Vertissolo Háplico sódico gleissólico (P03. Os Vertissolos de FN apresentam feições típicas da ordem, como a textura argilosa a muito argilosa, as superfícies de fricção (slickensides e o fendilhamento horizontal e vertical quando secos. Esses solos são imperfeitamente a maldrenados e sofrem alagamento temporário no período de maior concentração das chuvas. Apresentam elevados valores de soma e saturação por bases, além de teores altos a muito altos de P extraível, de distribuição irregular entre perfis e com dominância de formas inorgânicas. Não obstante, esses apresentam problemas de acumulação de sais, o que restringe a utilização agrícola ou geotécnica deles. Os principais minerais da fração argila dos solos s

  20. Measurement of Dam Deformations: Case Study of Obruk Dam (Turkey)

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    Gulal, V. Engin; Alkan, R. Metin; Alkan, M. Nurullah; İlci, Veli; Ozulu, I. Murat; Tombus, F. Engin; Kose, Zafer; Aladogan, Kayhan; Sahin, Murat; Yavasoglu, Hakan; Oku, Guldane

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    In the literature, there is information regarding the first deformation and displacement measurements in dams that were conducted in 1920s Switzerland. Todays, deformation measurements in the dams have gained very different functions with improvements in both measurement equipment and evaluation of measurements. Deformation measurements and analysis are among the main topics studied by scientists who take interest in the engineering measurement sciences. The Working group of Deformation Measurements and Analysis, which was established under the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), carries out its studies and activities with regard to this subject. At the end of the 1970s, the subject of the determination of fixed points in the deformation monitoring network was one of the main subjects extensively studied. Many theories arose from this inquiry, as different institutes came to differing conclusions. In 1978, a special commission with representatives of universities has been established within the FIG 6.1 working group; this commission worked on the issue of determining a general approach to geometric deformation analysis. The results gleaned from the commission were discussed at symposiums organized by the FIG. In accordance with these studies, scientists interested in the subject have begun to work on models that investigate cause and effect relations between the effects that cause deformation and deformation. As of the scientist who interest with the issue focused on different deformation methods, another special commission was established within the FIG engineering measurements commission in order to classify deformation models and study terminology. After studying this material for a long time, the official commission report was published in 2001. In this prepared report, studies have been carried out by considering the FIG Engineering Surveying Commission's report entitled, 'MODELS AND TERMINOLOGY FOR THE ANALYSIS OF GEODETIC MONITORING OBSERVATIONS

  1. Study on dynamic anti-sliding stability of a high gravity dam considering complex dam foundation

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    Deng-hong CHEN; Cheng-bin DU

    2011-01-01

    There existed some limitations when analyzing the anti-sliding seismic stability of dam-foundation system by traditional pseudo-static method and response spectrum method. The dynamic strength reduction method was used to study on the deep anti-sliding stability of a high gravity dam considering complex dam foundation under strong earthquake-induced ground action. The static analysis was firstly carried out by reducing the shear strength parameters of the dam foundation’s rock mass with equal...

  2. Marcas líricas em “O desempregado”, de Fernando Bonassi

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    Danglei Castro Castro Prereira

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Este texto investiga traços líricos na narrativa contemporânea tomando como corpus a obra Violência e paixão, de Fernando Bonassi (2007. Tem como objetivo explorar a progressiva aproximação entre a prosa e a lírica em narrativas produzidas nas últimas décadas do século XX e XXI. Partimos do pressuposto que, muitas vezes, a narrativa do século XX aproxima diferentes gêneros e constrói uma prosa impregnada de elementos da lírica. Compreendemos a complexidade da delimitação dos gêneros literários nos últimos trinta anos ao investigar marcas líricas em narrativas curtas como as construídas pelo escritor paulistano. Tomaremos como base teórica as considerações de Octavio Paz (1972, 1994, Adorno (2003, Rosenfeld (1991, Berman (1987, no que se refere ao delineamento da narrativa e, em alguns casos, as considerações de Friedrich (1991, Baudelaire (1999 e Octavio Paz (2012 quanto aos elementos da lírica moderna em diálogo com a prosa de ficção. Nosso intuito é investigar elementos como a subjetividade, o traço individual de expressão e a utilização do ritmo, de imagens e sons próprios à lírica como recursos estilísticos na obra Violência e Paixão, de Bonassi.

  3. "Arquitecturas del devenir" Aproximaciones a la performatividad del espacio; comentarios al libro de Fernando Quesada

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    Pablo Martínez Capdevila

    2016-05-01

    mano de una agenda oculta, o por lo menos no explícita: La voluntad de recuperar la dimensión emancipadora y política de la arquitectura y la  necesidad, urgente, de formular nuevas utopías provisionales,  contingentes, lúdicas, y a ser posible, abiertas. Abstract The book Arquitecturas del devenir is a compilation of texts by Fernando Quesada that share two explicit goals. The first one is to put forward the  concepts of becoming and, more specifically, performativity, as possible tools to rethink architecture’s capabilities for the determination of life and the transformation of reality. The second one is to incorporate a series of discourses, external to architecture, in order to "sharpen its capacities." A  commitment to disciplinary openness that leads Quesada to incorporate a rich repertoire of ideas and characters, often rarely visited, and which allows him to address a wide rang of architectural themes from new and enriching perspectives. There are two additional issues that add interest and  consistency to this intense anthology. On the one hand, a general spirit  that could be defined as presocratic and involves the valuation of  indeterminacy, contingency and the intermediate and impure categories. Performativity is thus extended to the very form of the discourse through a series of texts whose ultimate sense remains, somehow, suspended and open, pending on the subjectivity of the reader. On the other hand, a clear antagonism toward the biopolitical techniques, the processes meant to   design our subjectivities, and the world folded upon itself by globalized  capitalism. A resistant attitude that involves a hidden, or at least not  explicit, agenda: the will to regain the emancipatory and political  dimension of architecture and the urgent need to formulate new utopias. Utopias meant to be provisional, contingent, playful and, if possible, open.

  4. The artists' materials of Fernando Melani: A precursor of the Poor Art artistic movement in Italy

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    Carlesi, Serena; Bartolozzi, Giovanni; Cucci, Costanza; Marchiafava, Veronica; Picollo, Marcello

    2013-03-01

    A comprehensive understanding of both the chemical composition and physical behaviour of modern materials is an important consideration in devising correct conservation treatments for contemporary artworks. To this end, national and international research projects and networks have been established that deal mainly with the preservation, conservation, and understanding of materials used by contemporary artists. This paper focuses on the self-taught artist Fernando Melani (1907-1985), one of the precursors of the Poor Art artistic movement in Italy, and for the first time provides a scientific viewpoint on the artist's materials and works. The analyses, which mainly focus on the pigments/dyes found in his home-studio, were carried out primarily by using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR) and ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared Fibre Optic Reflectance Spectroscopy (UV-Vis-NIR FORS). This paper emphasises the performance of FT-IR and FORS in the identification of contemporary artistic materials, since these two techniques have been found to produce highly complementary data. The use of both of these was required in order to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the composition of Melani's materials. Furthermore, one of his artworks, named by Melani himself with its inventory number N. Inv. 2625 (1981), was investigated in situ with the sole use of the FORS technique. The results showed that Melani used traditional inorganic pigments as well as modern organic dyes. Calcite and barite were used as fillers and extenders. Sulphur and abrasive powder were also found, thus confirming his use of a large variety of non-conventional artists' materials.

  5. La Diplomacia Española y la Papal en la Corte Imperial de Fernando II

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    Pavel MAREK

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El presente trabajo aborda el estudio de las facciones cortesanas y los grupos de poder en la época del emperador Fernando II de Habsburgo, describiendo la influencia de España y de la Santa Sede en la creación de diferentes grupos de poder y corrientes políticas en la corte vienesa y praguense. El estudio utiliza como fuente principal las relaciones que enviaban los embajadores españoles y los nuncios papales, gracias a las cuales es posible averiguar las actitudes que ambas potencias católicas tomaban con respecto a los acontecimientos que sucedían en la Europa Central durante el primer tercio del siglo XVII, e identificar los grupos de personas que les ayudaban a realizar sus fines políticos en el periodo convulso del comienzo de la Guerra de los Treinta Años.ABSTRACT: The present study undertakes the revision of the court factions and power elites at the time of the emperor Ferndinand the II of Hapsburg, describing the influence of Spain and the Holy See in the creation of different faction and political groups in Vienna and Praghe Courts. The study uses like main source the relations that the Spanish ambassadors and the papal nuncios sent, thanks to which it is possible to find out the attitudes that both catholic powers took with respect to the events who happened in Central Europe during the first third of century XVII, and to identify the groups of people who helped them to make their political aims in the beginning of the Thirty Years War.

  6. Thecosomata e Gymnosomata (Mollusca, Gastropoda da cadeia Fernando de Noronha, Brasil

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    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available The Mollusca Pteropoda from Fernando de Noronha Chain Northeastern Brazil were studied in order to know their taxonomy and distribution. Collections were carried out during the I Oceanographical Expedition of the REVIZEE Program (Live Resources of the Economical Exclusive Zone from August to September 1995. The studied area is located between 03°04'S-04°23'S and 32°19'W-36°26'W, comprising 35 stations. Sampling was performed through oblique hauls from 50m depth to surface and from 100 m depth to surface, with a Bongo net (300 and 500 µm mesh size, net diameter: 60 cm, that was equipped with a flow meter. Samples in a total of 99 were preserved, immediately, in buffered 4% formaldehyde. Qualitative and quantitative analyses of the samples were performed based on total sample. The samples were analysed on a counting plate "Bogorov" type under a stereo microscope. A total of 8,258 organisms were identified belonging to: 8 families, 16 genera and 27 species. Limacina inflata (d´Orbigny, 1836 and Creseis virgula (Rang, 1828 were frequent and very frequent in the area outranking among the studied Pteropoda. The total density varied from 2.5 to 3,012.05 org.m-³. Highest richness was registered at the Continental Shelf and Slope with 1two species. The Pteropoda association showed higher differences between day and night collections. Limacina inflata caused this difference due to its higher density at night collections and it was independent of the depth, mesh size and temperature. Creseis virgula had its occurrence, mainly, during day time.

  7. 78 FR 60271 - Hollow Dam Power Company; Ampersand Hollow Dam Hydro, LLC; Notice of Application for Transfer of...

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    ... Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Hollow Dam Power Company; Ampersand Hollow Dam Hydro, LLC; Notice of..., Hollow Dam Power Company (transferor) and Ampersand Hollow Dam Hydro, LLC (transferee) filed an application for transfer of license for the Hollow Dam Project, FERC No. 6972, located on the West Branch...

  8. Numerical modelling for stability of tailings dams

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    Auchar, Muhammad; Mattsson, Hans; Knutsson, Sven

    2013-01-01

    A tailings dam is a large embankment structure that is constructed to store the waste from the mining industry. Stability problems may occur in a tailings dam due to factors such as quick rate of raising, internal erosion and liquefaction. The failure of a tailings dam may cause loss of human life and environmental degradation. Tailings Dams must not only be stable during the time the tailings storage facility is in operation, but also long time after the mine is closed. In Sweden, the licens...

  9. Debris Flow Dam Formation in Southeast Tibet

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    CHENG Zunlan; WU Jishan; GENG Xueyong

    2005-01-01

    Glaciers with their deposits abound in the alpine areas of Southeast Tibet. Large debris flows occur frequently from these deposits and form dams that block streams. In this paper, 3 events of large debris flows reported in Peilong Valley located in Southeast Tibet, and which resulted 2 blocking dams resulted, are discussed in details, focusing on the major factors controlling dam formation. The results shows that the first surge group caused by snow and ice avalanches, ice-lake breaks, and large-scale landslides, with a high peak discharge and high velocity, and an abundance of boulders, are most likely to form blocking dams.

  10. Comprehensive evaluation methods for dam service status

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    WU ZhongRu; XU Bo; GU ChongShi; LI ZhanChao

    2012-01-01

    More than 87000 dams have been built in China,and about one third of them are risky projects.A number of high and ultra-high dams are being constructed in China's western region.The current dam construction practice tends to focus on socio-economic benefits and neglect the environment and ecology.Furthermore,periodic examinations are intended to ensure the structural safety of dams.This paper proposes a general evaluation principle for dam service.This principle stipulates that dam projects should have maximum socio-economic benefits and minimum negative effects on the environment and ecology.To satisfy the general principle of mutual harmony,socio-economic benefits,dam safety,environment,and ecology are analyzed,and the evaluation methods for dam service status are discussed.Then,a fusion algorithm of interlayer assessment is proposed on the basis of evidence theory and the fuzzy comprehensive analysis method.Finally,a comprehensive evaluation model is established.Example analysis shows that the proposed theories and methods can fulfill scientific assessment of the service status of dams.

  11. MEMÓRIA E ESQUECIMENTO NA MÍDIA CONTEMPORÂNEA: FERNANDO EM PESSOA DE LAERTE

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    ESTE ENSAIO TOMA COMO CORPUS DE ANÁLISE A HQ O POETA, DE LAERTE, COM O OBJETIVO DE ENTENDER A MEMÓRIA, À LUZ DA SEMIÓTICA DA CULTURA E DO CONCEITO DE HISTÓRIA COMO CONSTELAÇÃO DE TEMPOS DE WALTER BENJAMIN, COMO UM DISCURSO QUE CRUZA O PRESENTE COM OUTRAS TEMPORALIDADES NÃO CONTEMPORÂNEAS. POSTULA-SE AQUI QUE A NARRATIVA DE LAERTE UTILIZA OS VERSOS E A PERSONA DE FERNANDO PESOA E SUA MIGRAÇÃO PARA A TV PARA MOSTRAR A PERTINÊNCIA DA POESIA ENQUANTO MEMÓRIA VIVA NO PROPALADO PÓS-MODERNISMO E EM ...

  12. Fernando Larraz, El monopolio de la palabra. El exilio intelectual en la España franquista

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    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Fernando Larraz nos ofrece en las páginas de esta obra un completo estudio sobre una parcela de investigación hasta ahora prácticamente sin desbrozar, como era la actitud de los intelectuales acomodados en el régimen franquista frente a quienes, comprometidos con la legalidad republicana, seguían su labor en el exilio. Desde el inicio se destaca la complejidad de esta relación entre las que pronto se vieron como dos ramas divergentes, y muchas veces antagónicas, de la cultura española. Lejos ...

  13. Geochemical Evidence for the Formation of Soils by Interaction Between Guano and Volcanic Rocks, Rata Island, Fernando de Noronha (Pernambuco

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    Sonia Maria Barros de Oliveira

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available The phosphatic soils found in the northern part of the Rata island, in the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, wereformed by reaction of bird guano with weathered mafi c rocks of the Quixaba Formation. Phosphate minerals identifi edinclude crandallite as a major constituent. The unique guano signature preserved in soil is characterized by high levelsof Cu, Pb, Zn, As, U, and Sr. On the other hand, the inheritance of the geochemical signature of the nepheline-basalts isdemonstrated by the anomalous concentrations of Ba, Nb, Ta, Cr, Hf, V and Zr in soils, and by the remarkable similaritybetween REE patterns in rock and soils.

  14. ¿Una democracia transparente? : La destitución del ex presidente Fernando Lugo en Paraguay

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    En el presente estudio se pretende analizar si existe una verdadera democracia en Paraguay, investigando el juicio político y la destitución del ex presidente Fernando Lugo en junio del 2012. Tras el golpe de estado en 1989, que puso fin a una dictadura de 35 años, el país empezó la transición hacia la democracia, la cual sigue hoy en día inconclusa. Dentro de un marco teórico de la sociedad civil y utilizando el concepto de accountability, se trata de investigar y comprobar la hipótesis de q...

  15. ¿Una democracia transparente? : La destitución del ex presidente Fernando Lugo en Paraguay

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    En el presente estudio se pretende analizar si existe una verdadera democracia en Paraguay, investigando el juicio político y la destitución del ex presidente Fernando Lugo en junio del 2012. Tras el golpe de estado en 1989, que puso fin a una dictadura de 35 años, el país empezó la transición hacia la democracia, la cual sigue hoy en día inconclusa. Dentro de un marco teórico de la sociedad civil y utilizando el concepto de accountability, se trata de investigar y comprobar la hipótesis de q...

  16. Os corpos biográficos de Fernando Henrique Cardoso: uma abordagem biografemática do jornalismo

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    Alexandre Rocha da Silva

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    Full Text Available Este artigo busca discutir o problema da representação da vida no jornalismo por meio dos conceitos de fait divers e biograema de Roland Barthes. O trajeto teórico é ilustrado por uma análise do perfil “O andarilho”, sobre Fernando Henrique Cardoso. Evidencia-se aí um regime de escrita capaz de apreender não o sujeito, mas sim suas diversas singularidades, representadas por regimes signícos de diferentes níveis de representação.

  17. Safety Aspects of Sustainable Storage Dams and Earthquake Safety of Existing Dams

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    Martin Wieland

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The basic element in any sustainable dam project is safety, which includes the following safety elements: ① structural safety, ② dam safety monitoring, ③ operational safety and maintenance, and ④ emergency planning. Long-term safety primarily includes the analysis of all hazards affecting the project; that is, hazards from the natural environment, hazards from the man-made environment, and project-specific and site-specific hazards. The special features of the seismic safety of dams are discussed. Large dams were the first structures to be systematically designed against earthquakes, starting in the 1930s. However, the seismic safety of older dams is unknown, as most were designed using seismic design criteria and methods of dynamic analysis that are considered obsolete today. Therefore, we need to reevaluate the seismic safety of existing dams based on current state-of-the-art practices and rehabilitate deficient dams. For large dams, a site-specific seismic hazard analysis is usually recommended. Today, large dams and the safety-relevant elements used for controlling the reservoir after a strong earthquake must be able to withstand the ground motions of a safety evaluation earthquake. The ground motion parameters can be determined either by a probabilistic or a deterministic seismic hazard analysis. During strong earthquakes, inelastic deformations may occur in a dam; therefore, the seismic analysis has to be carried out in the time domain. Furthermore, earthquakes create multiple seismic hazards for dams such as ground shaking, fault movements, mass movements, and others. The ground motions needed by the dam engineer are not real earthquake ground motions but models of the ground motion, which allow the safe design of dams. It must also be kept in mind that dam safety evaluations must be carried out several times during the long life of large storage dams. These features are discussed in this paper.

  18. San Pascual (1989) n. 272

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    Editorial. Entrevista madre abadesa. Ofrenda. San Pascual tercer centenario de la canonizacion y cuarto de su muerte. San Pascual, un Santo universal. Pascual Baylón, poeta. grupo Scout Sant Pasqual. Aportaciones, donativos, limosnas, benefactores. Boletin informativo del templo de San Pascual de villareal.

  19. Mechanical effects of excavation rebound of arch dam bedrock and better concreting time of dam body

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    In high ground stress zone, rebound deformation of excavation of arch dam bedrock has a significant impact on the structural behavior, design and construction of arch dam. Based on the analysis of mechanical effects of excavation rebound, with both stress and deformation as two constraint conditions and deformation modulus as a controlling condition, the method to determine a better concreting time of dam body was put forward. All of these play an important guiding role in the excavation of dam bedrock and the construction of dam body.

  20. McNary Dam, Ice Harbor Dam, and Lower Monumental Dam Smolt Monitoring Program; 1996 Annual Report.

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    Hillson, Todd; Lind, Sharon; Price, William (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia, WA)

    1997-07-01

    The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) assumed responsibility for the Smolt Monitoring Program at McNary Dam on the Columbia River in 1990 and at the new juvenile collection facility at Lower Monumental Dam on the Snake River in 1993. In 1996, Smolt Monitoring Program activities also began at the new juvenile collection facility located at Ice Harbor Dam. This report summarizes the 1996 Smolt Monitoring work at all three sites. The work at Ice Harbor consisted of Gas Bubble Trauma (GBT) monitoring only. In general, the 1996 passage season at both the McNary and Lower Monumental sites can be characterized by reduced passage of juveniles through the collection systems due to elevated river flows and spill, and low (<1%) overall facility mortality rates most likely resulting from cooler water temperatures. In accordance with the National Marine Fisheries Service recommendations (NMFS, 1995) all spring migrants were bypassed at McNary Dam in 1996. Mechanical problems within the McNary collection system resulted in collection and sampling activities being delayed until April 18 at this site, while sampling and collection began on the scheduled starting date of April 1 at Lower Monumental Dam. Monitoring operations were conducted through December 14 at McNary Dam and through October 28 at Lower Monumental Dam. An ongoing transportation evaluation summer migrant marking program was conducted at McNary Dam in 1996 by the NMFS. This necessitated the sampling of 394,211 additional fish beyond the recommended sampling guidelines. All total, 509,237 and 31,219 juvenile salmonids were anesthetized and individually counted, examined for scale loss, injuries, and brands by WDFW Smolt Monitoring personnel in 1996 at McNary Dam and Lower Monumental Dam, respectively.

  1. Adaptability to geological faulted foundation of Hardfill dam

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    Kun XIONG; Yunlong HE; Yunfeng PENG

    2008-01-01

    Hardfill dam is a new type of dam which has the advantages of low stress level and even stress distri-bution in a dam body, resulting in low demands to foun-dations. Based on 2D linear elastic and elasto-plastic calculations of gravity dam and Hardfill dam using finite element method (FEM), the stress distribution in a dam body and anti-sliding stabilization is analyzed on the geo-logical faulted foundations with weak weathered rock and soft interlayers. It is concluded that Hardfill dams have better adaptability to geological faulted foundations than gravity dams and is more secure and economically sound.

  2. Manuscritos americanos de la Biblioteca Histórica: Relaciones Históricas de Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxóchitl. American manuscripts at the Biblioteca Historica: Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxóchitl´s Historical Works

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    Ysern de la Calle, Javier

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxóchitl (1578-1648 fue uno de los primeros mestizos en investigar acerca de la historia de sus antepasados. Presentadas tradicionalmente de forma conjunta bajo el título de Obras o Relaciones Históricas, Alva Ixtlilxóchitl escribió diversas relaciones que pasaron de mano en mano durante décadas hasta perderse. Debido a su valor documental, a lo largo de los siglos se realizaron numerosas copias que a su vez se han reproducido nuevamente otras tantas veces. En este artículo se estudia el contenido y procedencia de una de ellas: el manuscrito conservado en la Biblioteca Histórica Márques de Valdecilla. Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxóchitl (1578-1648 was one of the first mestizos to research the history of his ancestors. His works are known with the title of Obras Históricas (Historical Works. He wrote histories which went from hand to hand before getting lost. Over the centuries, his works were published and reproduced several times due to their documentary value. This paper studies the content and origin of one of them: the manuscript kept in the Biblioteca Histórica Marqués de Valdecilla.

  3. Vulnerability of aged concrete gravity dams

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    Gogoi, I. [Assam Engineering Institute, Guwahati (India). Dept. of Civil Engineering; Maity, D. [Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (India). Dept. of Civil Engineering

    2004-07-01

    This paper presented an analysis procedure to predict the effects of aging on the behavior of concrete gravity dams. A time dependent isotropic damage index was determined, presenting the performance of the dam with increasing age. Results revealed that the degradation process is dependent on the design life of the structure. The influence of damage along the dam height was greater than damage observed along its width. In order to consider the time dependent degradation of concrete owing to environmental factors and mechanical loading, an algorithm was presented in order to forecast the behavior of existing dams and to assess the necessity of retrofitting or decommissioning. It was concluded that dam behavior during seismic excitation is influenced by the effects of both the dam reservoir system and initial earthquake damage. With increasing age, dam displacement increases, but hydrodynamic pressures and stresses exerted by reservoirs decrease. It was recommended that more accurate behavior could be determined if further research into the coupled effect of foundation-dam-reservoir interaction with material non-linearity was considered. 15 refs.,15 figs.

  4. Um intelectual multifacetado em um caleidoscópio de ideias: raça no pensamento de Fernando Ortiz = A multifaceted intellectual in a kaleidoscope of ideas: race in the thought of Fernando Ortiz = Un intelectual polifacético en un caleidoscopio de ideas: raza en el pensamiento de Fernando Ortiz

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    Castro, Fernando Luiz Vale

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objetivo realizar uma análise das ideias sobre raça do intelectual cubano Fernando Ortiz (1881-1969, entre as décadas de 1920-40, refletindo sobre alguns dos paradigmas que influenciaram suas reflexões, em especial elementos relacionados à Antropologia Cultural e ao Espiritismo. Busco demonstrar que Ortiz foi um intelectual multifacetado e, portanto, suas concepções sobre raça só podem ser compreendidas quando inseridas em uma perspectiva caleidoscópica, ou seja, suas ideias não podem ser entendidas por um viés unidimensional

  5. Upgrading of Boundary Dam spillway

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    McPhail, Gordon; MacMillan, Dave; Smith, Bert [KGS Group, Winnipeg, (Canada); Lacelle, Justin [SaskPower, Regina, (Canada)

    2010-07-01

    An initial dam safety review was performed in 2005 and identified a number of concerns; the most critical were insufficient spillway capacity and deficiencies in the condition of the existing spillways. This paper described the challenges faced by the upgrading operation on the 50 year old Boundary Dam spillway started in 2008. SaskPower retained the KGS Group to increase the design spillway capacity to 1200 m3/s and remedy observed defects. The construction project involved maintaining the reservoir at full supply level while the 20m long spillway chute and stilling basin below were completely replaced. The difficulties came from the need to complete each year's construction such that the spillway could potentially pass spring flood flows. This paper showed that the upgrade measures selected for implementation were developed through close dialogue between the owner and the designer, with valuable input provided by a panel of external experts as well as from contractors participating in the design process.

  6. Restoring Environmental Flows by Modifying Dam Operations

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    Gregory A. Thomas

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available The construction of new dams has become one of the most controversial issues in global efforts to alleviate poverty, improve human health, and strengthen regional economies. Unfortunately, this controversy has overshadowed the tremendous opportunity that exists for modifying the operations of existing dams to recover many of the environmental and social benefits of healthy ecosystems that have been compromised by present modes of dam operation. The potential benefits of dam "re-operation" include recovery of fish, shellfish, and other wildlife populations valued both commercially and recreationally, including estuarine species; reactivation of the flood storage and water purification benefits that occur when floods are allowed to flow into floodplain forests and wetlands; regaining some semblance of the naturally dynamic balance between river erosion and sedimentation that shapes physical habitat complexity, and arresting problems associated with geomorphic imbalances; cultural and spiritual uses of rivers; and many other socially valued products and services. This paper describes an assessment framework that can be used to evaluate the benefits that might be restored through dam re-operation. Assessing the potential benefits of dam re-operation begins by characterizing the dam's effects on the river flow regime, and formulating hypotheses about the ecological and social benefits that might be restored by releasing water from the dam in a manner that more closely resembles natural flow patterns. These hypotheses can be tested by implementing a re-operation plan, tracking the response of the ecosystem, and continually refining dam operations through adaptive management. The paper highlights a number of land and water management strategies useful in implementing a dam re-operation plan, with reference to a variety of management contexts ranging from individual dams to cascades of dams along a river to regional energy grids. Because many of the

  7. O Conhecimento dos Docentes da Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde da Universidade Fernando Pessoa sobre Aleitamento Materno

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    Monografia apresentada à Universidade Fernando Pessoa como parte dos requisitos para obtenção do grau de Licenciada em Enfermagem O estudo efectuado intitulado “O Conhecimento dos Docentes da Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde da Universidade Fernando Pessoa sobre Aleitamento Materno” tem como objectivo geral identificar os conhecimentos dos docentes sobre aleitamento materno. Actualmente, são várias as organizações (OMS/UNICEF) que promovem e divulgam a o aleitamento materno em todo mund...

  8. Fernando y Buscapé, narradores de la violencia : Un recorrido por La virgen de los sicarios y Ciudad de Dios

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    Este trabajo pretende realizar un análisis comparativo interartístico de la novela La virgen de los sicarios (1994) del escritor colombiano Fernando Vallejo (n. 1942) y la película brasileña Ciudad de Dios (Cidade de Deus) (2002) del director Fernando Meirelles. El objetivo del mismo es demostrar cómo los distintos tipos de violencia – directa, social y estructuralsiguiendo a Johan Galtung; son naturalizados en la narración a partir de diversas estrategias de escritura y montaje, respectivame...

  9. Razão e loucura no conto “Gravata”, de Caio Fernando Abreu

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7917.2014v19n1p95 Neste texto, apresentamos uma análise do conto “Gravata”, do escritor gaúcho Caio Fernando Abreu, a partir de alguns aspectos da sociedade capitalista moderna. “Gravata” pertence ao livro O ovo apunhalado, publicado em 1975, e acumula uma série de leituras sobre si que tratam de aspectos de diferentes áreas do conhecimento como a história, a filosofia e a sociologia. Nesta proposta de leitura, enfatizamos a relação de oposição entre objetividade e subjetividade presente no conto desde a perspectiva do Fator Econômico e da Estrutura Econômica seguindo o viés presente nos estudos do filósofo Karel Kosik (1979. Para tanto, consideramos o contexto no qual o conto foi produzido: o período ditatorial brasileiro, destacando o momento de expansão econômica e de censura cultural vivenciado pelo país. No momento em que o Brasil alçava-se no cenário mundial, tendo a forma de expansão econômica adotada pelos Estados Unidos como modelo a ser seguido, um grande número de pessoas foi atraído para os centros urbanos. O governo tratou, então, de doutrinar com punho de ferro a conduta que deveria ser assumida nas urbes, produzindo uma sensação de deslocamento e muitas vezes até de rejeição naqueles que migravam para as grandes metrópoles, produzindo indivíduos fragmentados, como o protagonista do conto analisado, o qual necessita equilibrar-se sobre uma tênue linha entre a razão e a loucura. The doctrinaire government forced with great power the conduct which should have been assumed by the big cities, resulting on a lost feeling and even rejection by the ones who migrated to the metropoles,making fragmented individuals like the protagonist from the short story in question, which is in need of balancing out between reasoning and craziness.

  10. Research progress on dam-break floods

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    Wu, Jiansong

    2011-08-01

    Because of the catastrophic effects downstream of dam-break failure, more and more researchers around the world have been working on the study of dam-break flows to accurately forecast the downstream inundation mapping. With the rapid development of computer hardware and computing techniques, numerical study on dam-break flows has been a popular research subject. In the paper, the numerical methodologies used to solve the governing partial differential equations of dam-break flows are classified and summarized, and their characteristics and applications are discussed respectively. Furthermore, the fully-developed mathematical models developed in recent decades are reviewed, and also introduced the authors\\' on-going work. Finally, some possible future developments on modeling the dam-break flows and some solutions are presented and discussed. © 2011 IEEE.

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

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

  12. Do we need construct more dams?

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    Chen, J.; Shi, H.

    2013-12-01

    This paper reviews global dam development in association with the growths of global population, economy, and energy consumption in the past several decades, and also evaluates contributions of dam development to future world sustainable development. Eventually, this paper answers whether we need more dams in the future or not. The world population has rapidly increased from 1.6 billion in 1900, 2.5 billion in 1950, 6.1 billion in 2000, to 7.0 billion in 2011, and is projected to reach 9.5 billion in 2050; similarly, the world economy has dramatically expanded. To maintain socioeconomic development, the consumption of water, food and energy has increased rapidly as well. However, the total volume of available water resource over the world is limited, the food production largely depends on water supply, and the main energy sources are still oil, coal and gas at present, which are regarded as non-renewable resources. Accordingly, it is expected that we will face serious problems to deal with the challenges of water crisis, food security and energy shortage in the near future. In order to enhance the capability of regulating water resource, a great number of global dams (and related reservoirs) have been constructed in the last one hundred years; currently, almost all large rivers over the world have been regulated by dams. The reservoirs can supply sufficient water for irrigated land to ensure food production, and the associated hydropower stations can generate electricity. This article collects the dam data from the ICOLD (International Commission on Large Dams) and GRanD (Global Reservoir and Dam) databases, and some socioeconomic data, including population, economy, and consumptions of water, food and energy over the world. Analysis of these data reveals that global dam development has a great impact on the world sustainable development. Further, it is concluded that we need further dam development to maintain our future development.

  13. Transculturación y estudios culturales. Breve aproximación al pensamiento de Fernando Ortiz

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    Erelis Marrero León

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    Full Text Available Los estudios sobre la cultura en el siglo XX tienen en Fernando Ortiz un exponente de excelencia. El eclecticismo metodológico de su trabajo desde la antropología, la historia y la etnografía no solo da cuenta de los rasgos de la cultura cubana, sino que además ofrece herramientas analíticas para comprender el proceso de formación de la cultura latinoamericana. El artículo presenta un recorrido por el pensamiento teórico de Fernando Ortiz, sus motivaciones y herencias intelectuales, hasta llegar a la formulación del neologismo «transculturación». Ello como punto de partida para un análisis sobre las condiciones de posibilidad para pensar a Ortiz efectivamente como parte de un proyecto de estudios culturales en Cuba o como un autor cercano a estos debido a las problemáticas abordadas en su obra.

  14. Sociedade, Nação e Espiritismo: Os combates de Fernando do Ó – 1930-1940

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    Beatriz Teixeira Weber

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available O processo de pluralização do campo religioso brasileiro em finais do século XIX, evidenciou a constituição de um mercado competitivo de bens de salvação. Diante desse quadro de perda do monopólio da igreja católica e a ascensão de outras vertentes religiosas, evidenciamos as lutas dos grupos espíritas e suas respectivas estratégias de inserção no espaço social a partir da trajetória de Fernando Souza do Ó, líder espírita santa-mariense. Nesse sentido, temos por objetivo analisar as posições políticas e filosóficas assumidas por Fernando do Ó no jornal Diário do Interior no período de 1930 a 1940, referenciando assim as interpretações do personagem sobre sociedade e nação.

  15. A study of the Brazilian Fernando de Noronha island and Rocas atoll wakes in the tropical Atlantic

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    Tchamabi, Christine C.; Araujo, Moacyr; Silva, Marcus; Bourlès, Bernard

    2017-03-01

    Observational data and numerical modeling were used to investigate oceanic current wakes surrounding Fernando de Noronha Island (3°51‧S-32°25‧W) and Rocas Atoll (3°52‧S-33°49‧W). These two Brazilian systems are located in the western tropical Atlantic region and are under the influence of the westward flow of the central South Equatorial Current (cSEC). In order to highlight the effects of wakes on ocean dynamics, two different numerical simulations were performed, using the Regional Oceanic Modeling System (ROMS): the first one including Fernando de Noronha Island and Rocas Atoll (Scenario I) and the second one with artificial removal of the island and atoll (Scenario NI). Simulations are validated through the Scenario I that well reproduces the wakes that give rise to the development of eddies downstream of FN and AR. These mesoscale structures have a strong influence on the thermodynamic properties surrounding the Island and the Atoll. Scenario NI allows evidence of the presence of an Island and Atoll shoaling mixed layer throughout the year, primarily on the western side of the Island and the Atoll. Mixing at the base of the mixed layer, inducing a subsurface cooling, is also enhanced in the downstream portion of the Island and Atoll, particularly when the cSEC is strengthened. These simulations support the ;island mass effect; on the high productivity of subsurface waters generally observed on the western side of these islands.

  16. Eclesiologia e Ação Pastoral de Dom Fernando Gomes dos Santos (1910-1985: da hierarquia à comunidade

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    Lindsay Borges

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo tem como objetivo examinar a relação entre a eclesiologia e a ação pastoral de Dom Fernando Gomes dos Santos (1910-1985, ao longo de sua trajetória como padre e, principalmente, como Bispo e Arcebispo. Ao perscrutar esse percurso – por meio dos veículos de comunicação religiosos – evidencia-se como o prelado constituiu-se em referencial das mudanças da Igreja no Brasil, a partir de meados do século XX, partindo de uma visão eclesiológica e uma prática pastoral voltada para o interior da instituição, cujo ápice foi uma concepção reiterada da Igreja como povo de Deus, voltada para a comunidade. Nesse processo, chama atenção a destacada participação de Dom Fernando na criação da Conferência Nacional dos Bispos do Brasil (CNBB, em 1952, e seus pronunciamentos durante o Concílio Vaticano II (1962-1965.

  17. Generation of domestic waste electrical and electronic equipment on Fernando de Noronha Island: qualitative and quantitative aspects.

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    Araujo, Dhiego Raphael Rodrigues; de Oliveira, José Diego; Selva, Vanice Fragoso; Silva, Maisa Mendonça; Santos, Simone Machado

    2017-07-06

    The accelerated growth trajectory of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is a matter of concern for governments worldwide. In developing countries, the problem is more complex because municipal waste management is still a challenge for municipalities. Fernando de Noronha Island, an environmentally protected area, has a transfer station for solid waste before it is sent to the final destination abroad, which is different waste management model to most urban areas. In order to check the specifics of management of WEEE, this study aimed to qualitatively and quantitatively evaluate the generation of this type of waste on the main island of Fernando de Noronha, taking into consideration aspects related to consumption habits and handling of waste. During the in situ research, a questionnaire was applied to a sample of 83 households. The results provide a picture of the generation of WEEE for a period of 1 year, when a production of 1.3 tons of WEEE was estimated. Relationships between education level and monthly income and between education level and number of plasma/LCD TVs and washing machines were confirmed. Another important result is that only two socioeconomic variables (monthly income and education level) are related to two recycling behavior variables. In addition, the population and government treat WEEE as ordinary waste, ignoring its contaminant potential. Despite the existence of relevant legislation concerning the treatment and disposal of WEEE, additional efforts will be required by the government in order to properly manage this type of waste on the island.

  18. La imagen en prensa del alcalde Fernando de Parias durante la Transición en Sevilla (1975-1977

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    Sandra Méndez Muros

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo analiza la imagen en prensa del alcalde de Sevilla Fernando de Parias durante la transición democrática desde noviembre de 1975 a diciembre de 1977. Nuestro objetivo consiste en conocer su responsabilidad para ser considerado un político inadaptado a las circunstancias de la ciudad (emergente sociedad civil, oposición municipal, crisis económica, etc.. Utilizamos como principal fuente de información dos periódicos locales de libre empresa, Abc de Sevilla y El Correo de Andalucía, que nos aportan enfoques diferentes sobre su gestión municipal escasamente estudiada hasta el momento como parte de la Historia reciente de Sevilla. Palabras clave: Transición, democracia, medios de comunicación, ayuntamientos._______________AbstractThis paper analyzes the image of Seville Mayor Fernando de Parias in the press during the democratic transition since November 1975 to December 1977. Our aim is to know his responsibility to be considered an unsuited politician to the circumstances of the city (emergent civil society, municipal opposition, economic crisis, etc.. We use as principal source of information two free enterprise local newspapers, Abc of Seville and El Correo de Andalucía, which contribute theirs different approaches on his municipal management scantily studied up to the moment as part of the recent History of Seville.Keywords: Transition, democracy, mass media, town halls.

  19. Seismic failure modes and seismic safety of Hardfill dam

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    Kun XIONG; Yong-hong WENG; Yun-long HE

    2013-01-01

    Based on microscopic damage theory and the finite element method, and using the Weibull distribution to characterize the random distribution of the mechanical properties of materials, the seismic response of a typical Hardfill dam was analyzed through numerical simulation during the earthquakes with intensities of 8 degrees and even greater. The seismic failure modes and failure mechanism of the dam were explored as well. Numerical results show that the Hardfill dam remains at a low stress level and undamaged or slightly damaged during an earthquake with an intensity of 8 degrees. During overload earthquakes, tensile cracks occur at the dam surfaces and extend to inside the dam body, and the upstream dam body experiences more serious damage than the downstream dam body. Therefore, under the seismic conditions, the failure pattern of the Hardfill dam is the tensile fracture of the upstream regions and the dam toe. Compared with traditional gravity dams, Hardfill dams have better seismic performance and greater seismic safety.

  20. Seismic Analysis of Morrow Point Dam

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    Noble, C R

    2002-04-01

    The main objective of this study is to perform nonlinear dynamic earthquake time history analyses on Morrow Point Dam, which is located 263 km southwest of Denver, Colorado. This project poses many significant technical challenges, one of which is to model the entire Morrow Point Dam/Foundation Rock/Reservoir system which includes accurate geology topography. In addition, the computational model must be initialized to represent the existing dead loads on the structure and the stress field caused by the dead loads. To achieve the correct dead load stress field due to gravity and hydrostatic load, the computer model must account for the manner in which the dams were constructed. Construction of a dam finite element model with the correct as-built geometry of the dam structure and simply ''turning on'' gravity in the computer model will generally lead to an incorrect initial stress field in the structure. The sequence of segmented lifts typical of dam construction has a significant impact on the static stress fields induced in the dam. In addition, the dam model must also account for the interaction between the adjacent dam segments across the dam contraction joints. As a result of these challenges, it was determined that a significant amount of code development was required in order to accurately simulate the motion of the dam structure. Modifications to the existing slide surfaces are needed to allow for appropriate modeling of the shear keys across the contraction joints. Furthermore, a model for hydrodynamic interaction was also implemented into NIKE3D and DYNA3D for fluid representation in the 3D dam system finite element model. Finally, the modeling of the 3D dam system results in a very large computational model, which makes it difficult to perform a static initialization using an implicit code. Traditionally, for these large models, the model has been initialized over a long time scale using an explicit code. However, recent advancements

  1. Informes realizados en 1760 para llevar a cabo los reparos de la iglesia parroquial de San Miguel en Peñaranda de Bracamonte (Salamanca

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    Muñoz González, María Jesús

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    Full Text Available This article deals with the advice offered by four members of the Royal Academy of San Fernando in the eighteenth century upon being consulted concerning the restoration of the church of Peñaranda de Bracamonte (Salamanca, in a impending ruinous state. Through the reports submitted by Ventura Rodriguez, Alejandro González Velazquez, Jaime Marquet and Francisco Sabatini related to the plan, and the official report from the Dominican Friar Marcos de Santa Rosa, it is possible to discern the different approaches of the period to the restoration of old buildings.

    Este artículo trata de los informes que plantean cuatro miembros de la Real Academia de San Fernando en el siglo XVIII al ser consultados para dar su opinión sobre la restauración de la iglesia parroquial de Peñaranda de Bracamonte (Salamanca que amenazaba ruina. A través de los informes realizados por Ventura Rodríguez, Alejandro González Velázquez, Jaime Marquet y Francisco Sabatini sobre el plano e informe oficial del dominico Fray Marcos de Santa Rosa, podemos ver los distintos planteamientos que en la época se tenían sobre las restauraciones de edificios antiguos.

  2. TYPOLOGY OF LARGE DAMS. A REVIEW

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    Gheorghe ROMANESCU

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The dams represent hydrotechnical constructions meant to ensure a judicious use of water resources. The international literature is extremely rich in data regarding the large dams on Earth. In this context, a hierarchy of the main dams is attempted and the role they play in the economic development of the regions they were built in is underlined. The largest dams are built on the big rivers in Asia, North America, South America and Africa. The reservoirs have multiple roles: electricity production, drinking or industrial water supply, irrigations, recreation, etc. High costs and land fragility do not allow the construction of dams in the places most affected by drought or flood. This is why they are usually built in mountainous areas, at great distance from the populated centres. On the Romanian territory, there are 246 large dams, built in the hydrographical basins of Siret, Olt, Arges, Somes, etc. The largest rivers on Earth, by discharge, (Amazon and Zair do not also include the largest dams because the landform and the type of flow have not allowed such constructions.

  3. Nonlinear Seismic Analysis of Morrow Point Dam

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    Noble, C R; Nuss, L K

    2004-02-20

    This research and development project was sponsored by the United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), who are best known for the dams, power plants, and canals it constructed in the 17 western states. The mission statement of the USBR's Dam Safety Office, located in Denver, Colorado, is ''to ensure Reclamation dams do not present unacceptable risk to people, property, and the environment.'' The Dam Safety Office does this by quickly identifying the dams which pose an increased threat to the public, and quickly completing the related analyses in order to make decisions that will safeguard the public and associated resources. The research study described in this report constitutes one element of USBR's research and development work to advance their computational and analysis capabilities for studying the response of dams to strong earthquake motions. This project focused on the seismic response of Morrow Point Dam, which is located 263 km southwest of Denver, Colorado.

  4. Ririe Dam Release Test Assessment

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    72 Lyme Road Hanover, NH 03755-1290 Stephen Hall and Jeremy Giovando US Army Engineer District, Walla Walla 201 North Third Avenue Walla Walla...11/2013 at 0330 2/12/2013 at 1410 10120114 95th St. (1) 10120115 55th St. (2) 2/11/2013 at 1010 2/12/2013 at 2120 10120111 55th St. (1) 9737377...Ririe Dam 2/10/2013 at 1440 0 hr 64,700 N 95th E 2/12/2013 at 1410 47 hr 30 min 0.32 0.32 33,020 55th St. Bridge 2/12/2013 at 2120 54 hr 40 min

  5. 75 FR 55975 - Safety Zone; San Diego Harbor Shark Fest Swim; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; San Diego Harbor Shark Fest Swim; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary final rule. SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone upon the navigable waters of the San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA, in support...

  6. The geomorphic legacy of small dams — An Austrian study

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    Poeppl, R.E.; Keesstra, S.D.; Hein, T.

    2015-01-01

    Dams represent one of the most dominant forms of human impact upon fluvial systems during the Anthropocene, as they disrupt the downstream transfer of water and sediments. Removing dams restores river continuity and channel morphology. Both dam construction and dam removal induce geomorphic channel

  7. Mechanical analysis of a gravity dam

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    Bergant, Urša

    2012-01-01

    In the first part of our work we will present the water supply project in Obala and backend Karst regions. The use of the river Reka and its tributary Suhorka is essential, since an amassment is going to be built on it. We decided to build the dam from rolled concrete, which is economically and environmentally better than a paved barrier or a classic concrete dam. The second part of our work includes tension and stability program calculations. The primary dimensions of the dam-taken from a te...

  8. Sustainability of dams-an evaluation approach

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    Petersson, E.

    2003-04-01

    Situated in the stream bed of a river, dams and reservoirs interrupt the natural hydrological cycle. They are very sensitive to all kinds of changes in the catchment, among others global impacts on land use, climate, settlement structures or living standards. Vice versa dams strongly affect the spatially distributed, complex system of ecology, economy and society in the catchment both up- and downstream of the reservoir. The occurrence of negative impacts due to large dams led to serious conflicts about future dams. Nevertheless, water shortages due to climatic conditions and their changes, that are faced by enormous water and energy demands due to rising living standards of a growing world population, seem to require further dam construction, even if both supply and demand management are optimised. Although environmental impact assessments are compulsory for dams financed by any of the international funding agencies, it has to be assumed that the projects lack sustainability. Starting from an inventory of today's environmental impact assessments as an integral part of a feasibility study the presentation will identify their inadequacies with regard to the sustainability of dams. To improve the sustainability of future dams and avoid the mistakes of the past, the planning procedures for dams have to be adapted. The highly complex and dynamical system of interrelated physical and non-physical processes, that involves many different groups of stakeholders, constitutes the need for a model-oriented decision support system. In line with the report of the World Commission of Dams an integrated analysis and structure of the complex interrelations between dams, ecology, economy and society will be presented. Thus the system, that a respective tool will be based on, is analysed. Furthermore an outlook will be given on the needs of the potential users of a DSS and how it has to be embedded in the overall planning process. The limits of computer-based decision-support in the

  9. Geophysics Methods in Electrometric Assessment of Dams

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    Davydov, V. A., E-mail: davydov-va@yandex.ru; Baidikov, S. V., E-mail: badikek@mail.ru; Gorshkov, V. Yu., E-mail: vitalaa@yandex.ru; Malikov, A. V., E-mail: alex.mal.1986@mail.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Geophysical Institute, Ural Branch (Russian Federation)

    2016-07-15

    The safety assessment of hydraulic structures is proposed to be conducted via geoelectric measurements, which are capable of assessing the health of earth dams in their natural bedding without intervention in their structure. Geoelectric measurements are shown as being capable of pinpointing hazardous parts of a dam, including areas of elevated seepage. Applications of such methods are shown for a number of mini-dams in the Sverdlovsk region. Aparameter (effective longitudinal conductivity) that may be used to monitor the safety of hydraulic structures is proposed. Quantitative estimates of this parameter are given in terms of the degree of safely.

  10. The Calcolithic site of Camino de las Yeseras (San Fernando de Henares, Madrid: an advantageous context to study bell beakers in the central Iberian Peninsula

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    Blasco, Concepción

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper present a first approach to the Calcolithic settlement of “Camino de las Yeseras” in which a third millenium BC occupation has been documented. During the transition to the second millenium BC, Bell Beaker groups appear in the sequence. They exploit new lithic resources, adapt their domestic stock for increased mobility, and practice new diversified funerary rituals in the settlement. The temporal framework is supported by a sequence of many C14 and TL dates.  

    El trabajo ofrece una primera aproximación al Yacimiento Calcolítico de Camino de Las Yeseras donde se ha documentado una ocupación a lo largo del III milenio que, en el tránsito al II milenio AC, acoge a grupos poseedores de cerámica campaniforme que renuevan los equipos materiales con la explotación de nuevos recursos líticos, adaptan su cabaña a una mejor movilidad y practican rituales funerarios diversificados dentro del poblado. El marco temporal se avala con una importante secuencia de dataciones de C14 y TL, plenamente coincidentes.  

  11. Reliablity analysis of gravity dams by response surface method

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    Humar, Nina; Kryžanowski, Andrej; Brilly, Mitja; Schnabl, Simon

    2013-04-01

    A dam failure is one of the most important problems in dam industry. Since the mechanical behavior of dams is usually a complex phenomenon existing classical mathematical models are generally insufficient to adequately predict the dam failure and thus the safety of dams. Therefore, numerical reliability methods are often used to model such a complex mechanical phenomena. Thus, the main purpose of the present paper is to present the response surface method as a powerful mathematical tool used to study and foresee the dam safety considering a set of collected monitoring data. The derived mathematical model is applied to a case study, the Moste dam, which is the highest concrete gravity dam in Slovenia. Based on the derived model, the ambient/state variables are correlated with the dam deformation in order to gain a forecasting tool able to define the critical thresholds for dam management.

  12. Discussion on construction and type selection of China high dams

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    Zhou Jianping; Yang Zeyan; Chen Guanfu

    2009-01-01

    At the beginning of 21st century, with the rapid and steady development of China economy, a lot of large scale hydropower projects with large dams from 200 m to 300 m high are being or to be buih. China dam constructions are reaching the level of 300 m high arch dam, 250 high CFRD (concrete face rockfill dam) and 200 m high RCC (roller compacted concrete) gravity dam. Due to the safety and the economy, the type selection for high dams has become the key issue during the argumentation for the hydropower projects, and further efforts are still needed in this aspect for high dams. After reviewing the high dam constructions in China and abroad, authors proposed some advices for the selection of dam types, and hope that it can provide some helpful information for the researches and the design of high dams.

  13. Structure and mechanics of the San Andreas-San Gregorio fault junction, San Francisco, California

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    Parsons, Tom; Bruns, Terry R.; Sliter, Ray

    2005-01-01

    The right-lateral San Gregorio and San Andreas faults meet west of the Golden Gate near San Francisco. Coincident seismic reflection and refraction profiling across the San Gregorio and San Andreas faults south of their junction shows the crust between them to have formed shallow extensional basins that are dissected by parallel strike-slip faults. We employ a regional finite element model to investigate the long-term consequences of the fault geometry. Over the course of 2-3 m.y. of slip on the San Andreas-San Gregorio fault system, elongated extensional basins are predicted to form between the two faults. An additional consequence of the fault geometry is that the San Andreas fault is expected to have migrated eastward relative to the San Gregorio fault. We thus propose a model of eastward stepping right-lateral fault formation to explain the observed multiple fault strands and depositional basins. The current manifestation of this process might be the observed transfer of slip from the San Andreas fault east to the Golden Gate fault.

  14. 76 FR 34799 - Permanent Dam Safety Modification at Cherokee, Fort Loudoun, Tellico, and Watts Bar Dams, TN

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    2011-06-14

    ... Permanent Dam Safety Modification at Cherokee, Fort Loudoun, Tellico, and Watts Bar Dams, TN AGENCY... various alternatives for permanent modifications to the existing dam facilities at Cherokee, Fort Loudoun, Tellico, and Watts Bar dams in Tennessee. The level of review will be determined after the public...

  15. Santa Anita: la finca, el feudo y el territorio en la nación imaginada por el personaje Fernando Vallejo Santa Anita: Farm, feud and territory in the nation imagined by the character Fernando Vallejo

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    Alberto Cueva Lobelle

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available La finca de Santa Anita es un espacio emblemático que aparece constantemente en la narrativa de Fernando Vallejo; a través del recuerdo de la finca podemos observar una cosmovisión, una manera de ver el mundo ligada al territorio dentro de una escritura literaria que constituye una práctica social fuertemente contextualizada. En este sentido, la imaginación puede ser entendida como un acto comprometido con la realidad y por ello se apreciará el mérito de las variaciones ideológicas y políticas de las agencias humanas y sociales que la escritura literaria pone en movimiento. Por tanto, se analizará el texto como un documento en el que la relación con el poder se presenta como un testimonio de la existencia de unas más o menos abiertas relaciones de lucha y conflicto.The farm of Santa Anita is an emblematic place constantly appearing in Fernando Vallejo's narrative. Through the memory of the farm, we see a worldview, a way of seeing the world linked to the region within a literary writing which constitutes a highly contextualized social practice. In this sense, we consider the imagination as an act committed to reality and therefore we will appraise the ideological and political changes of human and social agencies that literary writing set in motion. Therefore, we will analyze the text as a document in which the relationship with power is presented as a testimony of the existence of more or less opened relations of struggle and conflict.

  16. Determination of Seepage and Analysis of Earth Dams (Case Study: Karkheh Dam

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    A. Kamanbedast

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Because of the increasing trend of building dam throughout Iran; it is necessary to optimize dam buildings and operations. Dam or Hydropower industry has two types of buildings; normally: (1 Concrete dams (2 Embankment (earth dams. Generally, scientists and engineers use different methods to enhance safety and decrease any errors in calculation due to maintenance of water storage especially hydro structure of the dam. It is necessary to investigate the dam seepage control; commonly used by several methods. Seepage is one of the important issues for design, build and maintenance of dams awareness. Seepage problem and its rules helps scientist to select a suitable method of monitoring and solving such problem. These methods of analysis were carried out at civil and construction project. In this study, one of latest method of investigation of seepage behavior were analytically evaluated and compared with the actual rules. Based on determine results; several suggestions and optimization method were suggested. Therefore, an optimum method was scientifically selected. Besides that, flow condition of porous environment with application of numeric program was analyzed. Finally, all the results were lunched out from seep/w soft which is the most significant program about this matter; use of finite elements method is specified for saturated and unsaturated environment. Thus; leakage and seepage were defined as function of (time and position. Subsequently, the best seepage solutions for the dam constructing were scientifically identified.

  17. Analysis of seismic disaster failure mechanism and dam-break simulation of high arch dam

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    Zhang, Jingkui; Zhang, Liaojun

    2014-06-01

    Based on a Chinese national high arch dam located in a meizoseismal region, a nonlinear numerical analysis model of the damage and failure process of a dam-foundation system is established by employing a 3-D deformable distinct element code (3DEC) and its re-development functions. The proposed analysis model considers the dam-foundation-reservoir coupling effect, influence of nonlinear contact in the opening and closing of the dam seam surface and abutment rock joints during strong earthquakes, and radiation damping of far field energy dissipation according to the actual workability state of an arch dam. A safety assessment method and safety evaluation criteria is developed to better understand the arch dam system disaster process from local damage to ultimate failure. The dynamic characteristics, disaster mechanism, limit bearing capacity and the entire failure process of a high arch dam under a strong earthquake are then analyzed. Further, the seismic safety of the arch dam is evaluated according to the proposed evaluation criteria and safety assessment method. As a result, some useful conclusions are obtained for some aspects of the disaster mechanism and failure process of an arch dam. The analysis method and conclusions may be useful in engineering practice.

  18. Long-term dam safety monitoring of Punt dal Gall arch dam in Switzerland

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    M.WIELAND[1; G.F.KIRCHEN[2

    2012-01-01

    The 130 m high Punt dal Gall dam is located at the Swiss-Italian border in the South-eastern part of Switzerland and was completed in 1969.The dam is founded on highly folded and partially crushed dolomite and limestone formations.A grout curtain with an area of 120,000 m 2 was provided for controlling seepage.For the monitoring of the dam deformations five inverted pendulums were installed in the dam and three in the rock foundation of the right abutment outside of the dam.For a seasonal water level fluctuation in the reservoir of about 60 m the maximum amplitude of the radial displacement is 25 mm,which includes both the effects of the water load and temperature effects.Furthermore a comprehensive geodetic network was established,57 joint meters were installed and cracks in the crest gallery are monitored by crack meters.There are also thermometers,piezometers and rocmeters.Springs at the left and right banks of the dam are monitored and chemical analyses of the seepage water and springs are performed regularly.The dam is equipped with strong motion instruments and several near-field earthquakes have been recorded in the past.The paper describes the long-term safety monitoring of this 42 years old arch dam.A short description of the Swiss practice in dam safety monitoring and emergency planning is also given.

  19. Numerical Study of Two-Dimensional Viscous Flow over Dams

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    王利兵; 刘宇陆; 涂敏杰

    2003-01-01

    In this paper, the characteristics of two-dimensional viscous flow over two dams were numerically investigated. The results show that the behavior of the vortices is closely related to the space between two dams, water depth, Fr number and Reynolds number. In addition, the flow properties behind each dam are different, and the changes over two dams are more complex than over one dam. Finally, the relevant turbulent characteristics were analyzed.

  20. Research on Dam Simulation System Based on OpenGL

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    Li, Kairong; Wang, Juanni; Zuo, Kui; Yun, Jian

    Dam, not only has great ability to alleviate water shortages especially during the dry season which improve hydropower capacity, but also plays an imporant rule in the river ecosystem. Dam has significant effect in improving our water environment and protecting ecological system.This paper copes with the three-dimensional model of dams and discusses OpenGL modeling, lighting, material, model transformation, perspective transformation technologies to achieve visualization of the dam, and eventually we visualize the dam through concrete examples.

  1. Análisis cultural e historiográfico de la romería del Rocío en el documental de Fernando Ruiz Vergara

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    César Rina Simón

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Rocío, documental dirigido por Fernando Ruiz Vergara sobre la popular romería de Almonte, generó un amplio debate en la década de los ochenta en torno a los límites de la memoria y el significado de la fiesta y la celebración religiosa en el horizonte convulso de la “transición” política. Más allá de la polémica generada a cerca de la represión franquista y la censura del filme, nos proponemos analizar desde una perspectiva cultural e historiográfica el guión de Ana Vila, sus aportaciones y lagunas a la hora de comprender los significados de la romería.Palabras clave: Virgen del Rocío, romería, ritual, religiosidad “popular”, Fernando Ruiz de Vergara.________________Cultural and historiographical analysis of the pilgrimage of El Rocío in the documentary directed by Fernando Ruiz Vergara.Abstract:Rocío, was a documentary directed by Fernando Ruiz Vergara about the popular pilgrimage to Almonte. In the ‘80s, during the Spanish “Transition” to democracy, the documentary generated an ample discussion about the limits of the memory and the meaning of the festivity and religious ceremony. We leave behind the controversy associated with the repression and censorship of the film under the Franco’s Era, and analyse Ana Vila’s script from a cultural and historiographical standpoint, its contributions and gaps in understanding the meaning of the pilgrimage.Keywords: The Virgin of El Rocío, Pilgrimage, Ritual, “Popular” Religiosity, Fernando Ruiz de Vergara.

  2. Final Design Analysis : Lake Ladora Dam Repair

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This report is intended to present Rocky Mountain Arsenal with details concerning the remedial repair for Ladora Dam to meet the geotechnical concerns and hydrologic...

  3. Chemical - Elwha River Dam Removal Study

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This study examines the ecosystem response of the Elwha River to the removal of the Elwha River dams. We will measure the following attributes of ecosystem response:...

  4. Dams life; La vie des barrages

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    1997-12-31

    This paper summarizes the conclusions of the annual inspections of French dams in operation (fissures, water oozing, concrete swelling etc..). Only the observations which require a special attention are reported. (J.S.)

  5. White Sturgeon Passage at The Dalles Dam

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    2008-01-01

    Researchers at the USGS Western Fisheries Research Center's Columbia River Research Laboratory, working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, sought to better understand upstream and downstream passage of white sturgeon at dams. A study at The Dalles Dam provided the opportunity to compare two fish ladders; one that passes sturgeon upstream to one that does not, to determine if subtle differences in construction result in better passage of white sturgeon. Researchers conducted a study using a combination of acoustic and radio telemetry technologies to obtain information on juvenile and adult white sturgeon near The Dalles Dam, with the objectives of characterizing the distribution and movements of white sturgeon in the immediate vicinity of the dam and to determine timing and routes of upstream and downstream passage.

  6. Physical - Elwha River Dam Removal Study

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This study examines the ecosystem response of the Elwha River to the removal of the Elwha River dams. We will measure the following attributes of ecosystem response:...

  7. Biological - Elwha River Dam Removal Study

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This study examines the ecosystem response of the Elwha River to the removal of the Elwha River dams. We will measure the following attributes of ecosystem response:...

  8. Risk assessment of tailings facility dam failure

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    Hadzi-Nikolova, Marija; Mirakovski, Dejan; Stefanova, Violeta

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents the consequences of tailings facility dam failure and therefore the needs for its risk assessment. Tailings are fine-grained wastes of the mining industry, output as slurries, due to mixing with water during mineral processing. Tailings dams vary a lot as it is affected by: tailings characteristics and mill output, site characteristics as: topography, hydrology, geology, groundwater, seismicity and available material and disposal methods. The talings which accumulat...

  9. Stability and performance of older dams

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    Dharmawardene, W.; Herbig, A.; Morrison, J. [Alberta Environment, AB (Canada); Chan, D. [Alberta Univ., Edmonton, AB (Canada). Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2003-07-01

    There are 1300 licensed dams in Alberta. Most were designed and constructed between the late 1940s and the early 1960s. As a rule, compacted earthfill in preglacial and interglacial valleys in southern Alberta was used to construct all dams of moderate height. At these dam sites, the foundations are of valley infill alluvial soils underlain by weak rocks. The best prevailing engineering practices at the time were used to design these dams. It included drilling, soil testing prior to and during construction, and some stability analyses. Despite these measures, a number of the dams built on soft clays suffered significant deformations and cracking of the embankment during construction. A re-examination of the stability of some of the older dams in Alberta, owned by the provincial department of the Environment, was undertaken six years ago using currently accepted design practices. Allowance was made in the new analyses for the presence of shear zones and fissures in the foundation soils, as well as softening caused by wetting. Despite many years of apparently satisfactory service, Factors of Safety that were marginal or deficient were discovered at many dams. The authors presented case histories of three older dams (North and South McGregor, and North Ridge, all located in southern Alberta) for which the long term Factors of Safety were marginal under normal loading. A number of criteria, such as deformation, stress strain curves of foundation materials and the consequence of failure were taken into consideration in assessing and confirming the requirement for repair before any structural modifications were undertaken. Some of the repairs that were carried out were also briefly described. 12 refs., 4 tabs., 5 figs.

  10. Politica come intrattenimento. Un’analisi della “messa in scena” politica di Fernando Collor de Mello

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    Paula Diehl

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available  Dopo gli anni 1980, la comunicazione politica delle e dei politici è diventata sempre più ibrida, mescolando intrattenimento e rappresentazione politica. Politici come Silvio Berlusconi, Beppe Grillo, ma anche Barack Obama pongono il proprio corpo al centro della rappresentazione mediatica, utilizzandolo non solo come canale di comunicazione, ma anche come fonte di intrattenimento. Prima ancora della “discesa in campo” di Silvio Berlusconi, il caso dell’ex presidente brasiliano Fernando Alfonso Collor de Mello mostra già nel 1989, in modo emblematico, come la fusione di politica e intrattenimento è diventata una delle principale tendenze della comunicazione politica. L’analisi della sua messa in scena da chiarezza a questa tendenza e rivela un fenomeno nuovo della messa in scena mediatica: l’apparizione del terzo corpo del politico.

  11. Empresas o divisas de Isabel de Castilla y Fernando de Aragón (los Reyes Católicos

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    Sagrario López Poza

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available The kings Isabel I of Castile (1451-1504 and Fernando II of Aragon (1452-1516, well-known with Catholic Monarchs title, granted by Pope Alexander VI in 1496, made wide use of devises or imprese as a personal way of representation. Some of them were incorporated to the coat of arms of Spain during their reign, and today we can still see them sculptured in the stone of buildings of 15th and 16th centuries, painted in walls or ceilings or embroidered in flags. Several historians and philologists have tried to make sense of the main imprese used by these kings, but they have succeeded only partially. Emblems provide important information in order to understand the meaning (as it was in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries of the imprese with the motto TANTO MONTA. Besides that well-known devise, the Catholic Monarchs used others to which little attention has been paid till now.

  12. José Fernando Ramírez: su último exilio europeo y la suerte de su última biblioteca

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    ERASMO SÁENZ CARRET

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available José Fernando Ramírez estuvo exiliado en dos ocasiones en Europa y con ello logró enriquecer sus fuentes historiográficas. Revisando la subasta de Londres de 1880, donde fueron vendidas las obras de la segunda biblioteca de este personaje, encontré la riqueza de su acervo bibliográfico: códices, incunables y obras primigenias para la Historia de México. Gran parte del mismo no se quedó en el país y algunas de sus obras se encuentran en España, Estados Unidos y el Reino Unido. Falta localizar la ubicación de su última y más decisiva biblioteca, la de su etapa en la Ciudad de México y en el exilio europeo.

  13. La joven poesía de Caldas: Fernando Mejía Mejía

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    Full Text Available Carlos López Narváez, gran poeta y letrado, cuya autoridad crítica está fuera de toda discusión, ha dicho de Fernando Mejía Mejía que es "un poeta en quien lo más seductor es la personalidad y temperamento del artista, sin el banal disfraz de originalidades rebuscadas; un poeta que procede bajo la norma de la naturaleza, también en los laboratorios del alma, existe en profundidad; un poeta, en fin, que dentro de su hombría deja gorjear al niño: suma que constituye una de las más raras virtudes que puedan existir".

  14. A VELHICE NÃO CONTEMPLADA: INVISIBILIDADE DAS DEMANDAS SOCIAIS DA PESSOA IDOSA EM FERNANDO DE NORONHA - NORDESTE DO BRASIL

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    Sálvea de Oliveira Campelo e Paiva

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    Full Text Available O objetivo geral deste trabalho é apresentar informações epidemiológicas e reflexões sobre os padrões e as desigualdades no processo de envelhecimento. Os resultados da pesquisa sobre o perfil socioeconômico e epidemiológico da população idosa do Distrito Estadual de Fernando de Noronha (DEFN, PE, e uma leitura crítica analisando o IDH, a prevalência de déficit cognitivo, as taxas de envelhecimento e as condições de vida encontradas na ilha reforçam o tom de invisibilidade e negligência das demandas sociais do segmento mais velho da população no conteúdo das políticas públicas do país. Palavras-chave: processo de envelhecimento; desigualdade social; saúde do idoso.

  15. The Notion of Revolutionary War in Fernando Landazábal Reyes and its Repercussions in Colombian Armed Conflict

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    Edgar Velásquez Rivera

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available One of the characteristics of the armed Colombian conflict is the murder of civilians by the members of organisms of national security, who accuse those they kill of participating in a subversive strategy led by the Colombian Communist Party, which in turn supposedly originates in the revolutionary war, antithesis of the classic war. In Colombia, the phenomenon of revolutionary war has been approached in depth by the officer Fernando Landazábal Reyes. This article tries to show the principal features of the revolutionary war, from the perspective of the mentioned military man and the way since it could have reverberated in the armed colombian conflict.

  16. The homoerotic images in Ode Marítima by Fernando Pessoa. Diving in the unfathomable: sea and imaginary

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    Ella Ferreira Bispo

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available The core discussion in this paper focuses on the apprehension of the imaginary corresponding to the social reality of the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935. Our main concern lies on its descriptive effects according to an analysis of the homoerotic images that can be grasped in Ode Marítima by Álvaro de Campos, Pessoa’s most undisciplined and impetuous heteronym. Ode Marítima was first published in 1925 in Orpheu, a magazine that gave rise to Portuguese Modernism. We believe that the issues we highlight herein, based on the confrontation between the anguish felt by the ‘lyric I’ and the ‘closet’ (Sedgwick, 2007, permit a glimpse of the Pessoan imaginary coercively marked by heteronormativity.

  17. Fishes associated with spinner dolphins at Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, tropical Western Atlantic: an update and overview

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    Ivan Sazima

    Full Text Available An update is presented for fish species associated with spinner dolphins at Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, tropical Western Atlantic, providing a general view of their diversity. The associates are mostly reef-dwelling fishes that feed on the dolphin wastes. Twelve species are habitual or occasional plankton-eaters and two species are herbivores that occasionally forage on floating pieces of algae. One species is a strict carnivore, one species is a hitchhiker that forages on a variety of foods including parasites and dead tissue from the dolphins, and one species is a carnivore that joins the dolphin groups to forage on schools of small fishes or squids. We predict that the list of fish associated with spinner dolphins will expand mostly with addition of habitual or occasional plankton-eaters.

  18. Lealtad y fidelidad: la proclamación del rey Fernando VII en Cartago, provincia de Costa Rica, 1809

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    Guillermo Brenes Tencio

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Durante el período colonial, las fiestas reales convierten a las ciudades hispanoamericanas en el escenario público en que se representa el fascinante espectáculo del imaginario monárquico. Todas las colonias del Imperio español en América proclamaban a un monarca físicamente ausente, pero materializado simbólicamente a través de representaciones discursivas e iconográficas. En este escrito se describen y analizan los aspectos más interesantes de la proclamación o ceremonia de jura del rey Fernando VII, en la ciudad colonial de Cartago, entre los días 15 y 23 de enero de 1809.

  19. Al compás del fin del mundo: La Virgen de los sicarios de Fernando Vallejo

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    María Amalia Barchiesi

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The novel La Virgen de los sicarios (Our Lady of the Assassins (1994 by Fernando Vallejo offers a terrifying vision of the apocalyptic and cultural transformations that took place in Colombia from receipt of the globalizing economic policies of the late nineteenth century. This is how a communication model circulated, based mainly on the acoustics which promoted interference and disruption in intersubjective relations, generating destruction and violence. The countless allusions to John’s Book of Revelation in the novel gives a prophetic and eschatological sense to the acoustic signs of an unfinished and devastating modernity which plagued Colombia at the end of last century, with no possibility of salvation. Vallejo's novel attributes this apocalyptic sense the "revelation" of an essential truth of the world and the people of Latin America, the crude unveiling of something hidden and secret, that is, the incorporeal effects of acoustic devices which, consciously or unconsciously, trigger and feed violence in Colombia.

  20. Walter Bouldin Dam failure and reconstruction

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    1978-09-01

    Walter Bouldin is one of several hydroelectric developments of Alabama Power Company. On February 10, 1975, an earth embankment section of Walter Bouldin Dam was breached, causing total evacuation of the forebay reservoir and rendering the 225-MW power plant inoperable. The Federal Power Commission instituted an investigation of the dam failure, and a report on the investigation was published in February 1976. Subsequently, an evidentiary hearing was held before an administrative law judge who issued his initial decision on August 19, 1976. The Commission, on April 21, 1977, issued its Opinion No. 795 in which it adopted the initial decision with modifications and terminated the investigation of failure of Walter Bouldin Dam. Opinion No. 795 directs the staff of the Bureau of Power to prepare, for the future guidance of the Commission, a report on the deficiencies which were found in its investigation, together with advice as to how such deficiencies have been and should be remedied. Also, it directs the staff of the Bureau of Power to address certain general recommendations included in the initial decision. This report was prepared in response to that directive and summaries information on the dam failure and its investigation; the evidentiary hearing; the judge's recommendations, the reconstruction of the Bouldin Dam; and the evalution and status of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Dam safety program. (LCL)

  1. Reliability Analysis of High Rockfill Dam Stability

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    Ping Yi

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available A program 3DSTAB combining slope stability analysis and reliability analysis is developed and validated. In this program, the limit equilibrium method is utilized to calculate safety factors of critical slip surfaces. The first-order reliability method is used to compute reliability indexes corresponding to critical probabilistic surfaces. When derivatives of the performance function are calculated by finite difference method, the previous iteration’s critical slip surface is saved and used. This sequential approximation strategy notably improves efficiency. Using this program, the stability reliability analyses of concrete faced rockfill dams and earth core rockfill dams with different heights and different slope ratios are performed. The results show that both safety factors and reliability indexes decrease as the dam’s slope increases at a constant height and as the dam’s height increases at a constant slope. They decrease dramatically as the dam height increases from 100 m to 200 m while they decrease slowly once the dam height exceeds 250 m, which deserves attention. Additionally, both safety factors and reliability indexes of the upstream slope of earth core rockfill dams are higher than that of the downstream slope. Thus, the downstream slope stability is the key failure mode for earth core rockfill dams.

  2. OVERVIEW OF DAM GULLY EROSION RESEARCH

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    2005-01-01

    Traditionally gully erosion has been identified with the dissection of the landscape in agricultural settings but it is also recognized as a prevalent erosion feature in earthen dam auxiliary spillways and embankments. Flows through earthen spillways and over dam embankments, due to large rainfall events, have the potential to erode and breach the dam or spillway and result in catastrophic releases from the reservoir. The gully erosion process in an earthen spillway or on an embankment can be characterized by stages of initiation, development, and migration of a headcut. A headcut is defined as a near vertical drop at the upstream end of a gully. The rate of headcut migration is important in determining the breach potential of an earthen spillway and dam embankment. A research program is being conducted to examine the gully erosion processes of earthen dam auxiliary spillways and embankments. This paper describes: 1) the unique test facilities constructed to examine the dominant factors affecting the erosion of earthen spillways and embankments; 2) the observations of the erosion processes and results to date; and 3) the predictive relationships that have been developed for dam gully erosion research at the ARS Hydraulic Engineering Research Unit laboratory in Stillwater, OK.

  3. Distributional Impacts of Large Dams in China

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    Bao, X.

    2010-12-01

    Dams on a river are believed to have heterogeneous impacts to the upstream, local and downstream areas. Generally, irrigation dams will bring benefits to the downstream by facilitating more irrigation, while it will bring negative impacts to upstream due to inundation or no impact to local area as a combination result of population dislocation and economic benefits. This paper checked the impacts of large dams (above 100 meters) on the upstream, downstream and local area, using 2000-2008 county level data in China. Robust heterogeneous impacts of different categories of dams (mainly dams serving for irrigation, hydropower, or other purposes) were found on different areas, using IV regression approaches. Dams higher than 100 meters are significantly and heterogeneously impacting agricultural production, urban employment and rural per capita income. Its beneficial impact on agriculture production is significant for downstream especially in continuous drought years. But its impacts on social welfare indicators, such as primary school enrollment and hospital beds, are not heterogeneously different across regions.

  4. Estimating flood inundation caused by dam failures

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    Mocan, N. [Crozier and Associates Inc., Collingwood, ON (Canada); Joy, D.M. [Guelph Univ., ON (Canada). School of Engineering; Rungis, G. [Grand River Conservation Authority, Cambridge, ON (Canada)

    2006-01-15

    Recent advancements in modelling inundation due to dam failures have allowed easier and more illustrative analyses of potential outcomes. This paper described new model and mapping capabilities available using the HEC-RAS hydraulic model in concert with geographic information systems (GIS). The study area was the upper reaches of Canagagigue Creek and the Woolwich Dam near Elmira, Ontario. A hydraulic analysis of a hypothetical dam failure was developed based on the summer probable maximum flood (PMF) event. Limits extended from Woolwich Dam to downstream of the Town of Elmira. An incoming summer PMF hydrograph was set as the upstream boundary condition in the upstream model. Simulation parameters include simulation time-step; implicit weighting factor; water surface calculation tolerance; and output calculation interval. Peak flows were presented, as well as corresponding flood inundation results through the Town of Elmira. The hydraulic model results were exported to a GIS in order to develop inundation maps for emergency management planning. Results from post-processing included inundation maps for each of the simulated time-steps as well as an inundation animation for the duration of the dam breach. It was concluded that the modelling tools presented in the study can be applied to other dam safety assessment projects in order to develop effective and efficient emergency preparedness plans through public consultation and the establishment of impact zones. 1 tab., 2 figs.

  5. Fishes associated with spinner dolphins at Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, tropical Western Atlantic: an update and overview

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    Ivan Sazima

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available An update is presented for fish species associated with spinner dolphins at Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, tropical Western Atlantic, providing a general view of their diversity. The associates are mostly reef-dwelling fishes that feed on the dolphin wastes. Twelve species are habitual or occasional plankton-eaters and two species are herbivores that occasionally forage on floating pieces of algae. One species is a strict carnivore, one species is a hitchhiker that forages on a variety of foods including parasites and dead tissue from the dolphins, and one species is a carnivore that joins the dolphin groups to forage on schools of small fishes or squids. We predict that the list of fish associated with spinner dolphins will expand mostly with addition of habitual or occasional plankton-eaters.Uma atualização é apresentada sobre as espécies de peixes associados a golfinhos-rotadores no Arquipélago de Fernando de Noronha, Atlântico Ocidental, fornecendo uma visão geral sobre sua diversidade. Os peixes associados são principalmente habitantes recifais que se alimentam de dejetos dos golfinhos. Doze espécies são planctófagas habituais ou ocasionais e duas são herbívoras que se alimentam ocasionalmente de algas à deriva. Uma espécie é carnívora estrita, uma vive fixada aos golfinhos e seu alimento é variado, incluindo parasitos e tecido morto dos golfinhos, e uma é carnívora que se junta aos grupos de golfinhos durante a caça a peixes e lulas. Prevemos que a lista de peixes associados a golfinhos-rotadores seja expandida principalmente com adição de planctófagos habituais ou ocasionais.

  6. Fernando de Antequera y el Compromiso de Caspe : ¿una incorporación a España?

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    Jose Luís Martín

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Utilizando los mismos documentos, historiadores castellanistas y catalanistas han ofrecido visiones completamente opuestas sobre el Compromiso de Caspe, en el que fue elegido el castellano Fernando de Antequera rey de Aragón. Unos y otros se sitúan en el siglo XX y trasladan a 1412 sus opiniones sobre las ventajas e inconvenientes de la unidad de España y, según sea su planteamiento, ofrecen una versión negativa de Caspe, quienes creen que Cataluña debe recuperar la independencia de tiempos medievales, o dan una versión altamente positiva, convencidos de que Caspe propició la formación de España, la unión de las Coronas de Castilla y de Aragón.Using the same documents, castiiians and catalonians historians have given compietely different approaches about the Agreement of Caspe, by which the castlllan Fernando de Antequera was elected KIng of Aragón. Both groups of historians belong to the 20th century and transfer to the year 1412 thelr view about the advantages and Inconvenlents of the Spanish Unity. Depending on thelr opinión, there is a negativo versión of that agreement by those who belleve that Catatonía should recover the independence of the middle - ages time. Others give a highiy positivo versión as they are convinced that Caspe favoured the birth of Spain with the joint of the Crowns of Castiie and Aragón.

  7. San Cástulo

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    Jaramillo, Tania

    2014-01-01

    Porque no te acercas y nos entendemos, nos vamos cayendo por el lucro de la colonia, nos perdemos en la esquina de san Cástulo y nos vamos volando a Eleuterio, en una noche, que la luna nos vigile, que nos aguarde, que retrase el día, y la gente permanezca dormida o despierta pero temerosa de la noche, de los policías y los delincuentes, de los violadores y de nosotros, de la vida nocturna, de ese lugar oscuro en alguna parte, donde nos convertimos y aullamos.

  8. San Cástulo

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    Jaramillo, Tania

    2014-01-01

    Porque no te acercas y nos entendemos, nos vamos cayendo por el lucro de la colonia, nos perdemos en la esquina de san Cástulo y nos vamos volando a Eleuterio, en una noche, que la luna nos vigile, que nos aguarde, que retrase el día, y la gente permanezca dormida o despierta pero temerosa de la noche, de los policías y los delincuentes, de los violadores y de nosotros, de la vida nocturna, de ese lugar oscuro en alguna parte, donde nos convertimos y aullamos.

  9. Coma blisters sans coma.

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    Heinisch, Silke; Loosemore, Michael; Cusack, Carrie A; Allen, Herbert B

    2012-09-01

    Coma blisters (CBs) are self-limited lesions that occur in regions of pressure during unconscious states classically induced by barbiturates. We report a case of CBs sans coma that were histologically confirmed in a 41-year-old woman who developed multiple tense abdominal bullae with surrounding erythema following a transatlantic flight. Interestingly, the patient was fully conscious and denied medication use or history of medical conditions. A clinical diagnosis of CBs was confirmed by histopathologic findings of eccrine gland necrosis, a hallmark of these bulIous lesions.

  10. Use and application of inflatable dam seals in large concrete dams

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    Dickes, G. [Structural Preservation Systems Inc., Hanover, MD (United States)

    2001-10-01

    The successful installation of inflatable dam seals has been accomplished at several large concrete dams in the United States. This accomplishment was recently realized for the first time in Canada. The minimization of water intrusion caused by failed water stops in monolithic dams by a small diameter inflatable seal is one of the many uses for the device. Many problems encountered at large concrete dams are related to stress control of alkali-aggregate or alkali silica reaction (AAR, ASR), and the inflatable dam seal fits in as part of this control system. Many of the problems with concrete dams are due to AAR which causes concrete to expand, resulting in cracking of concrete and misalignment of equipment as two of the most important issues. A transverse vertical saw cut through the upper section of the concrete structure was one of the methods used to alleviate the stresses brought about by AAR. This method has been used on a number of occasions in both Canada and the United States. Once the saw cut is complete, from the upstream face to the downstream face, controlling the water flow in the kerf (13-19 millimeter) presents a major challenge. Successfully sealing failed water stops and saw cuts was accomplished by installing inflatable dam seals with vertical heights in excess of 38 meters. A specific seal must be designed in each case. Several elements of the composite construction seal meet the engineering requirements set forth by Dam Safety Officials and Engineers and Owners. Some case histories were presented, namely the Harry S. Truman Dam in Missouri, the Tennessee Valley Authority at several sites, the Hiwassee Dam in North Carolina, the Fontana Dam in Tennessee, and the Mactaquac Generating Station in New Brunswick. 10 refs., 11 figs.

  11. Foundations study using seismic refraction techniques to the Punta Negra Dike, San Juan Province, Argentina; Estudio de fundaciones aplicando el metodo sismico de refraccion en el Dique Punta Negra, Provincia de San Juan, Argentina

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    Cuneo, Ricardo Horacio; Gonzalez, Juan Miguel; Ponti, Norberto A. [Instituto Sismologico Fernando Volponi (Argentina)

    1995-12-31

    The aim of this work is to determine the thickness and morphology of the deposit that lies over the Graywackes Complex and that will serve as foundations of the prospect Punta Negra Dam, to be built at Punta Negra site, on the right band of the San Juan river, in San Juan, Argentina. Besides, this paper will serve as a complement to studies of geoelectric prospection of the area and will confirm the presence of a paleo river-bed. The depths of the foundation rock and its physical properties were calculated through the refraction seismic method and the stacking method. (author). 5 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab

  12. San Diego's Capital Planning Process

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    Lytton, Michael

    2009-01-01

    This article describes San Diego's capital planning process. As part of its capital planning process, the San Diego Unified School District has developed a systematic analysis of functional quality at each of its school sites. The advantage of this approach is that it seeks to develop and apply quantifiable metrics and standards for the more…

  13. Los Angeles og San Francisco

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    Ørstrup, Finn Rude

    1998-01-01

    Kompendium udarbejdet til en studierejse til Los Angeles og San Francisco april-maj 1998 Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole, Institut 3H......Kompendium udarbejdet til en studierejse til Los Angeles og San Francisco april-maj 1998 Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole, Institut 3H...

  14. Game model of safety monitoring for arch dam deformation

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    2008-01-01

    Arch dam deformation is comprehensively affected by water pressure,temperature,dam’s structural behavior and material properties as well as other factors.Among them the water pressure and temperature are external factors(source factors) that cause dam deformation,and dam’s structural behavior and material properties are the internal factors of deformation(resistance factors).The dam deformation is the result of the mutual game playing between source factors and resistance factors.Therefore,resistance factors of structure and materials that reflect resistance character of arch dam structure are introduced into the traditional model,where structure factor is embodied by the flexibility coefficient of dam body and the maximum dam height,and material property is embodied by the elastic modulus of dam.On the basis of analyzing the correlation between dam deformation and resistance factors,the game model of safety monitoring for arch dam deformation is put forward.

  15. The interplay of activists and dam developers : the case of Myanmar’s mega-dams

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    Kirchherr, Julian; J. Charles, Katrina; Walton, Matthew J.

    2017-01-01

    Scholars investigating activism against large dam developments in Asia usually focus on those campaigning, but not on those the campaigns are aimed at–the dam developers. Yet the developers’ perspective is crucial to comprehensively understand the dynamics of social and environmental activism in

  16. Challenges of high dam construction to computational mechanics

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    ZHANG Chuhan

    2007-01-01

    The current situations and growing prospects of China's hydro-power development and high dam construction are reviewed,giving emphasis to key issues for safety evaluation of large dams and hydro-power plants,especially those associated with application of state-of-the-art computational mechanics.These include but are not limited to:stress and stability analysis of dam foundations under external loads;earthquake behavior of dam-foundation-reservoir systems,mechanical properties of mass concrete for dams,high velocity flow and energy dissipation for high dams,scientific and technical problems of hydro-power plants and underground structures,and newly developed types of dam-Roll Compacted Concrete (RCC) dams and Concrete Face Rock-fill (CFR)dams.Some examples demonstrating successful utilizations of computational mechanics in high dam engineering are given,including seismic nonlinear analysis for arch dam foundations,nonlinear fracture analysis of arch dams under reservoir loads,and failure analysis of arch dam-foundations.To make more use of the computational mechanics in high dam engineering,it is pointed out that much research including different computational methods,numerical models and solution schemes,and verifications through experimental tests and filed measurements is necessary in the future.

  17. Design and construction of Nemiscau-1 Dam, the first asphalt core rockfill dam in North America

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    Alicescu, V.; Tournier, J.P. [Hydro-Quebec, Montreal, PQ (Canada); Vannobel, P. [Societe d' Energie de la Baie James, Montreal, PQ (Canada)

    2008-07-01

    The concept of asphalt as a waterproofing medium inside embankment dams was originally developed in Germany in the 1960s. More than 100 asphalt core rockfill (ACRD) dams have been completed or are under construction. They all have a strong record without any seepage problems or required maintenance. After using the glacial till as waterproofing material for its embankment dams for more than 50 years, Hydro-Quebec is now looking to develop new dam concepts, mainly for the zones where natural waterproofing materials do not exist. In order to do so, the company has decided to design and construct the Nemiscau-1 Dam as a prototype ACRD. This paper presented the detailed design criteria, technical specifications as well as some information concerning the construction of the dam such as asphalt mix design. The given dam site, geology and materials is well suited for a dam with an asphalt core and the chosen core thickness of minimum 400 mm was found to be appropriate, given the small net water head. The main reservoir levels as well as the characteristics of the dam were also listed. Information on the general construction of the dam was provided. It was concluded that the longitudinal profile of the rock excavation and concrete plinth must be optimized, with an optimum balance between the rock excavation, the volume and shape of the concrete plinth and finally, the placement of the asphalt core with the manual method. Several combinations of these 3 elements must be analyzed at the design stage and the most cost effective one should be applied on site. 5 tabs., 7 figs.

  18. Interpretações do Brasil: uma análise comparativa entre as ideias de Fernando Henrique Cardoso e Caio Prado Júnior

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    Diogo Del Fiori

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo propõe fazer uma comparação entre a visão de Fernando Henrique Cardoso e Caio Prado Junior, identificando pontos de convergência entre as ideias de ambos os autores quando comparados com a interpretação do PCB, que defende a existência de restos feudais no Brasil e consequentemente uma revolução democrático – burguesa de conteúdo anti-feudal e anti-imperialista com foco na defesa da independência nacional. Para Caio Prado Junior, nunca houve feudalismo e o Brasil sempre esteve sujeito ao imperialismo e Fernando Henrique Cardoso argumenta a relação de dependência da burguesia nacional perante a burguesia internacional. O ponto de divergência entre ambos os autores é o período em que o Brasil é subordinado, sendo que para Caio Prado Junior é desde a colonização, com o imperialismo realizando seu domínio e épocas posteriores como a época do império e república e para Fernando Henrique Cardoso a partir da década de 1960 com a instalação das multinacionais.Abstract This article proposes a comparison between the vision of Fernando Henrique Cardoso and Caio Prado Junior, identifying points of convergence between the ideas of both authors when compared with the interpretation of the PCB, which asserts the existence of feudal remnants in Brazil and consequently a revolution democratic - bourgeois content of anti-feudal and anti-imperialist with a focus on defense of national independence. For Caio Prado Júnior, there was never feudalism and Brazil has always been subject to imperialism and Fernando Henrique Cardoso argues the dependence of the national bourgeoisie against the international bourgeoisie. The point of divergence between both authors is the period in which Brazil is subordinate, and for Caio Prado Junior has since colonization, imperialism with its rule making and later times as the era of empire and republic, and for Fernando Henrique Cardoso from the 1960s with the installation of

  19. INTERPRETAÇÕES DO BRASIL: UMA ANÁLISE COMPARATIVA ENTRE AS IDEIAS DE FERNANDO HENRIQUE CARDOSO E CAIO PRADO JÚNIOR

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    Diogo Del Fiori

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumo Este artigo propõe fazer uma comparação entre a visão de Fernando Henrique Cardoso e Caio Prado Junior, identificando pontos de convergência entre as idéias de ambos os autores quando comparados com a interpretação do PCB, que defende a existência de restos feudais no Brasil e consequentemente uma revolução democrático – burguesa de conteúdo anti-feudal e anti-imperialista com foco na defesa da independência nacional. Para Caio Prado Junior, nunca houve feudalismo e o Brasil sempre esteve sujeito ao imperialismo e Fernando Henrique Cardoso argumenta a relação de dependência da burguesia nacional perante a burguesia internacional. O ponto de divergência entre ambos os autores é o período em que o Brasil é subordinado, sendo que para Caio Prado Junior é desde a colonização, com o imperialismo realizando seu domínio e épocas posteriores como a época do império e república e para Fernando Henrique Cardoso a partir da década de 1960 com a instalação das multinacionais. Palavras Chave: dependência, burguesia, marxismo Palabras claves: la dependencia, la burguesia, el marxismo Summary This article proposes a comparison between the vision of Fernando Henrique Cardoso and Caio Prado Junior, identifying points of convergence between the ideas of both authors when compared with the interpretation of the PCB, which asserts the existence of feudal remnants in Brazil and consequently a revolution democratic - bourgeois content of anti-feudal and anti-imperialist with a focus on defense of national independence. For Caio Prado Junior, there was never feudalism and Brazil has always been subject to imperialism and Fernando Henrique Cardoso argues the dependence of the national bourgeoisie against the international bourgeoisie. The point of divergence between both authors is the period in which Brazil is subordinate, and for Caio Prado Junior has since colonization, imperialism with its rule making and later times as the

  20. APOE-ε4 polymorphism and cognitive deficit among the elderly population of Fernando de Noronha Polimorfismo de APOE-ε4 e déficit cognitivo na população idosa de Fernando de Noronha

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    Anália Nusya Garcia

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Polymorphism of the gene for apolipoprotein E (APOE is an important risk factor for the development of Alzheimer's disease. The ε4 allele of the APOE gene has been linked with a number of neuropsychiatric illnesses, and also with stress and depression among geriatric populations. OBJECTIVE: To identify APOE-ε4 polymorphism and correlate this with cognitive deficit among the elderly population of the island of Fernando de Noronha. METHOD: Neuropsychiatric tests (mini-mental state examination, verbal fluency test and clock drawing test were applied to 52 elderly people without Alzheimer's disease. DNA was isolated from peripheral blood and genotyping of APOE was done by the PCR-RFLP method. RESULTS: 87% of the elderly population (mean age 69.6±7.0 had cognitive deficit. CONCLUSION: The observed frequency of the ε4 allele was 10%, but the correlation between the presence of ε4 and cognitive deficit in this population was not statistically significant.INTRODUÇÃO: Polimorfismos no gene da apoliproteína E (APOE são importantes fatores de risco para o desenvolvimento da doença de Alzheimer (DA. O alelo ε4 do gene APOE tem sido relacionado com declínio cognitivo e algumas doenças neuropsiquiátricas, primariamente a doença de Alzheimer. OBJETIVO: Identificar os polimorfismos de APOE-ε4 e relacionar com deficit cognitivo na população idosa da ilha de Fernando de Noronha. MÉTODO: Foram aplicados testes neuropsiquiátricos (mini exame do estado mental, teste de fluência verbal e teste do relógio em 52 idosos sem DA. O DNA foi isolado do sangue periférico e a genotipagem de APOE foi realizada por PCR-RFLP. RESULTADOS: 87% da população idosa com idade média de 69.6±7.0 apresentou déficit cognitivo. Foi observada uma freqüência de 10% do alelo ε4. CONCLUSÃO: Não foi encontrada significância estatística quando relacionada a presença deste alelo e déficit cognitivo nos idosos avaliados.

  1. Riesgo de caries en los niños de tercer grado de la escuela “Fernando Cuesta Piloto” Risk of dental caries in 3rd grade schoolchildren from “Fernando Cuesta Piloto” elementary school.

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    Lilian Toledo Reyes

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio epidemiológico descriptivo transversal para determinar el riesgo de caries mediante el empleo de un modelo de predicción (tabla de riesgo en 64 infantes que cursan el tercer grado en la escuela “Fernando Cuesta Piloto” en Santa Clara, en el período comprendido de septiembre a mayo del 2006. Para la estimación del riesgo de caries en niños se utilizó un modelo que emplea predictores factibles de medir en nuestros servicios estomatológicos, garantizando la identificación de factores de riesgo asociados con la enfermedad. La recogida de la información se llevó a cabo por el método de encuesta, mediante examen clínico, observación, mediciones y entrevistas individuales. Se pudo observar que el 19,4 % de los examinados se encontró en la categoría de alto riesgo. Se destaca que el factor de riesgo que más se asoció con otros de manera significativa o muy significativa fue el de hábitos nocivos, seguido por antecedentes de caries y caries en familiares. Consideramos que el empleo de este modelo de predicción resulta de vital importancia para garantizar la identificación de factores asociados con la enfermedad y favorecer la proyección estratégica en función de prevenir el inicio de esta.A cross-sectional descriptive epidemiological study was undertaken to determine the risk of dental caries in 64 third-grade children from “Fernando Cuesta Piloto” elementary school located in Santa Clara city, Villa Clara province, in the period from September 2005 to May 2006. For caries risk estimation, a model comprising feasible predictors that may be measured in our dental services was used, thus assuring the detection of disease-related risk factors. The surveying method based on clinical exam, observation, measurement and individual interviews made data collection possible. It was stressed that the most significant risk factor was harmful habits, followed by a history of dental caries in the children and their

  2. EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF THE FAILURE OF CASCADE LANDSLIDE DAMS

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    NIU Zhi-pan; XU Wei-lin; LI Nai-wen; XUE Yang; CHEN Hua-yong

    2012-01-01

    This paper preseuts results of model tests for the landslide dam failure of a single dam and cascade dams in a sloping channel.The dams were designed to be regular trapezoid with fine sand.A new measuring method named the labeled line locating method was used to digitalize the captured instantaneous pictures.Under two differem inflow discharges,the morphological evolution and the flow patterns during one dam failure and the failure of cascade dams were investigated.The results indicate that when the inflow discharge is large,the deformation pattern of the downstream dam is similar to that of the upstream dam,and both dams are characterized with the overtopping scour throughout the dam failure process.When the inflow discharge is small,the upstream dam is scoured mainly through a sluice slot formed by the longitudinal incision,and the downstream dam is characterized with the overtopping scour.The data set presented in this paper can be used for the validation of numerical models and provide a reference for the flood risk management of cascade landslide dams.

  3. Toward policies and decision-making for dam removal.

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    Doyle, Martin W; Harbor, Jon M; Stanley, Emily H

    2003-04-01

    Dam removal has emerged as a critical issue in environmental management. Agencies responsible for dams face a drastic increase in the number of potential dam removals in the near future. Given limited resources, these agencies need to develop ways to decide which dams should be removed and in what order. The underlying science of dam removal is relatively undeveloped and most agencies faced with dam removal lack a coherent purpose for removing dams. These shortcomings can be overcome by the implementation of two policies by agencies faced with dam removal: (1) the development and adoption of a prioritization scheme for what constitutes an important dam removal, and (2) the establishment of minimum levels of analysis prior to decision-making about a dam removal. Federal and state agencies and the scientific community must encourage an initial experimental phase of dam removal during which only a few dams are removed, and these are studied intensively. This will allow for the development of the fundamental scientific understanding needed to support effective decision-making in the future and minimize the risk of disasters arising from poorly thought out dam removal decisions.

  4. International small dam safety assurance policy benchmarks to avoid dam failure flood disasters in developing countries

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    Pisaniello, John D.; Dam, Tuyet Thi; Tingey-Holyoak, Joanne L.

    2015-12-01

    In developing countries small dam failure disasters are common yet research on their dam safety management is lacking. This paper reviews available small dam safety assurance policy benchmarks from international literature, synthesises them for applicability in developing countries, and provides example application through a case study of Vietnam. Generic models from 'minimum' to 'best' practice (Pisaniello, 1997) are synthesised with the World Bank's 'essential' and 'desirable' elements (Bradlow et al., 2002) leading to novel policy analysis and design criteria for developing countries. The case study involved 22 on-site dam surveys finding micro level physical and management inadequacies that indicates macro dam safety management policy performs far below the minimum benchmark in Vietnam. Moving assurance policy towards 'best practice' is necessary to improve the safety of Vietnam's considerable number of hazardous dams to acceptable community standards, but firstly achieving 'minimum practice' per the developed guidance is essential. The policy analysis/design process provides an exemplar for other developing countries to follow for avoiding dam failure flood disasters.

  5. Re-grouting of Maroon Dam foundation

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    Palassi, M. [Tehran Univ. (Iran, Islamic Republic of). Dept. of Civil Engineering; Sharghi, A. [JTMA Co., Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2003-07-01

    The Maroon dam, built on the Maroon River in the Khoozestan province (southwest) of Iran, has a height of 176 metres and a 1.2 billion cubic metre reservoir. It is one of the largest embankment dams in Iran. A number of unpredicted inflows of water into tunnels and other underground openings occurred during the first impoundment of the Maroon dam. Impoundment was halted and the reservoir was emptied to correct the problem. This paper reviews the measures that were implemented during the remediation process, and presented an evaluation of the effectiveness of the process. The foundation treatment involved placing concrete in the caverns, constructing a concrete lining, and extending the grout curtain. The grouting procedure was also described. The overall effectiveness of the concrete work and grouting resulted in a reduction in leakage from 8.5 cubic metres per second to a more acceptable 10 litres per second. 8 figs.

  6. Channel changes downstream from a dam

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    Hadley, R.F.; Emmett, W.W.

    1998-01-01

    A flood-control dam was completed during 1979 on Bear Creek, a small tributary stream to the South Platte River in the Denver, Colorado, area. Before and after dam closure, repetitive surveys between 1977 and 1992 at five cross sections downstream of the dam documented changes in channel morphology. During this 15-year period, channel width increased slightly, but channel depth increased by more than 40 percent. Within the study reach, stream gradient decreased and median bed material sizes coarsened from sand in the pools and fine gravel on the riffle to a median coarse gravel throughout the reach. The most striking visual change was from a sparse growth of streamside grasses to a dense growth of riparian woody vegetation.

  7. Design of tailing dam using red mud

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    Rout, Subrat; Sahoo, Tapaswini; Das, Sarat

    2013-06-01

    Red mud, waste industrial product from aluminum industries produced approximately 75 million tonnes every year with less than half of this is used. Storage of this unutilized red mud takes vast tracts of usable land and pollutes, land, air and water. Construction of high embankments, under passes, flyovers, tailing dams uses vast tract of natural resources (top soil) is also matter of concern as its takes thousands of years to form the natural soil. This paper discusses use of red mud for construction of tailing dam based on laboratory findings and finite element analysis. The geotechnical properties such as plasticity, compaction, permeability, shear strength characteristics and dispersion of red mud are presented. Stability and seepage analysis of tailing dams as per finite element analysis using the above geotechnical parameters is presented.

  8. Fernando Pessoa e Cesare Lombroso: literatura e psiquiatria DOI - 10.5752/P.2358-3428.2012v16n31p29

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    Cláudia Souza

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available  Neste artigo analisaremos as leituras realizadas por Fernando Pessoa sobre a psiquiatria, especialmente os livros de Cesare Lombroso, e a utilização destas leituras na criação literária pessoana. Na primeira década do século XX, Pessoa e seus outros eus (com destaque para Charles Robert Anon e Alexander Search tinham especial interesse nas ciências do psiquismo humano. Este fato pode ser constatado nos diários e notas de leituras presentes no espólio pessoano. Neste artigo iremos explorar as relações entre a literatura e a psiquiatria a partir dos textos deixados pelo autor português.Palavras-chave: Fernando Pessoa. Lombroso. Psiquiatria. Literatura.

  9. Atuação diante das situações de aborto legal na perspectiva dos profissionais de saúde do Hospital Municipal Fernando Magalhães Practice in situations of legal abortion from the perspective of health professionals at Fernando Magalhães public hospital

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    Rejane Santos Farias; Ludmila Fontenele Cavalcanti

    2012-01-01

    ... saúde do Hospital Municipal Fernando Magalhães (HMFM) sobre a atuação diante das situações de aborto legal. Para tal, buscou-se caracterizar os profissionais entrevistados, compreender o processo de...

  10. Study on dynamic anti-sliding stability of a high gravity dam considering complex dam foundation

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    Deng-hong CHEN

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available There existed some limitations when analyzing the anti-sliding seismic stability of dam-foundation system by traditional pseudo-static method and response spectrum method. The dynamic strength reduction method was used to study on the deep anti-sliding stability of a high gravity dam considering complex dam foundation under strong earthquake-induced ground action. The static analysis was firstly carried out by reducing the shear strength parameters of the dam foundation’s rock mass with equal proportion. Then, the time-history seismic analysis was carried out based on the static analysis. It was proposed as one of dynamic instability criterions that the peak values of the dynamic displacements and plastic strain energy change suddenly with increasing strength reduction coefficient. The elasto-plastic behavior of the dam foundation was idealized using Drucker–Prager yield criterion based on associated flow rule assumption. Through the static, dynamic strength reduction analysis and dynamic linear elastic analysis of the overflow dam monolith of a high gravity dam, the results’ reliability of elastic-plastic time history analysis was confirmed. The results also showed that the rock mass strength of the high gravity dam foundation has higher strength reserve coefficient. The instability criterions of dynamic strength reduction method proposed were feasible. Although the static anti-slide analysis methods and standards of gravity dam based on the numerical methods are being discussed at present, the dynamic calculation method and instability criterions proposed in this paper would provide some meaningful suggestions for the dynamic analysis of the similar projects.

  11. Optimizing the dammed: water supply losses and fish habitat gains from dam removal in California.

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    Null, Sarah E; Medellín-Azuara, Josué; Escriva-Bou, Alvar; Lent, Michelle; Lund, Jay R

    2014-04-01

    Dams provide water supply, flood protection, and hydropower generation benefits, but also harm native species by altering the natural flow regime and degrading aquatic and riparian habitat. Restoring some rivers reaches to free-flowing conditions may restore substantial environmental benefits, but at some economic cost. This study uses a systems analysis approach to preliminarily evaluate removing rim dams in California's Central Valley to highlight promising habitat and unpromising economic use tradeoffs for water supply and hydropower. CALVIN, an economic-engineering optimization model, is used to evaluate water storage and scarcity from removing dams. A warm and dry climate model for a 30-year period centered at 2085, and a population growth scenario for year 2050 water demands represent future conditions. Tradeoffs between hydropower generation and water scarcity to urban, agricultural, and instream flow requirements were compared with additional river kilometers of habitat accessible to anadromous fish species following dam removal. Results show that existing infrastructure is most beneficial if operated as a system (ignoring many current institutional constraints). Removing all rim dams is not beneficial for California, but a subset of existing dams are potentially promising candidates for removal from an optimized water supply and free-flowing river perspective. Removing individual dams decreases statewide delivered water by 0-2282 million cubic meters and provides access to 0 to 3200 km of salmonid habitat upstream of dams. The method described here can help prioritize dam removal, although more detailed, project-specific studies also are needed. Similarly, improving environmental protection can come at substantially lower economic cost, when evaluated and operated as a system.

  12. 78 FR 39610 - Safety Zone; Big Bay Boom, San Diego Bay; San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Big Bay Boom, San Diego Bay; San Diego, CA... temporary safety zones upon the navigable waters of the San Diego Bay for the annual Port of San Diego... Sector San Diego, Coast Guard; telephone 619-278-7261, email d11marineeventssd@uscg.mil . If you have...

  13. 75 FR 38412 - Safety Zone; San Diego POPS Fireworks, San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; San Diego POPS Fireworks, San Diego, CA... zone on the ] navigable waters of San Diego Bay in support of the San Diego POPS Fireworks. This safety.... Coast Guard Sector San Diego, CA; telephone 619-278- 7262, e-mail Shane.E.Jackson@uscg.mil . If you have...

  14. 78 FR 42027 - Safety Zone; San Diego Bayfair; Mission Bay, San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; San Diego Bayfair; Mission Bay, San Diego... proposing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Mission Bay in San Diego, CA for the San Diego..., call or email Lieutenant John Bannon, Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego...

  15. 78 FR 29289 - Safety Zone; Big Bay Boom, San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Big Bay Boom, San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA... establish four temporary safety zones upon the navigable waters of San Diego ] Bay for the Port of San Diego... Management, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego; telephone (619) 278-7261, email John.E.Bannon@uscg.mil . If...

  16. 78 FR 53245 - Safety Zone; San Diego Bayfair; Mission Bay, San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; San Diego Bayfair; Mission Bay, San Diego... temporary safety zone upon the navigable waters of Mission Bay in San Diego, CA for the annual San Diego... Management, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego; telephone (619) 278-7261, email John.E.Bannon@uscg.mil . If...

  17. Predicting Water Levels at Kainji Dam Using Artificial Neural Networks

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    Predicting Water Levels at Kainji Dam Using Artificial Neural Networks. ... The aim of this study is to develop artificial neural network models for predicting water levels at Kainji Dam, which supplies water to Nigeria's largest ... Article Metrics.

  18. Inventory of Dams in the State of Iowa

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    Iowa State University GIS Support and Research Facility — Permitted dams in Iowa and associated attributes, as recorded by the Floodplain Section of the DNR. The dams regulated are those with the parameters listed below: a....

  19. National Inventory of Dams Coastal California Extract 2010

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    California Department of Resources — The National Inventory of Dams (NID) is a congressionally authorized database, which documents dams in the U.S. and its territories. The NID was most recently...

  20. Research review of the cement sand and gravel (CSG) dam

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    2012-01-01

    The cement sand and gravel (CSG) dam is a new style of dam that owes the advantages both of the concrete faced rock-fill dam (CRFD) and roller compacted concrete (RCC) gravity dam,because of which it has attracted much attention of experts home and abroad.At present,some researches on physic-mechanical property of CSG material and work behavior of CSG dam have been done.This paper introduces the development and characteristics of CSG dam systematically,and summarizes the progress of the study on basic tests,constitutive relation of CSG material and numerical analysis of CSG dam,in addition,indicates research and application aspect of the dam.

  1. Computational Aspects of Dam Risk Analysis: Findings and Challenges

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    Ignacio Escuder-Bueno

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available In recent years, risk analysis techniques have proved to be a useful tool to inform dam safety management. This paper summarizes the outcomes of three themes related to dam risk analysis discussed in the Benchmark Workshops organized by the International Commission on Large Dams Technical Committee on “Computational Aspects of Analysis and Design of Dams.” In the 2011 Benchmark Workshop, estimation of the probability of failure of a gravity dam for the sliding failure mode was discussed. Next, in 2013, the discussion focused on the computational challenges of the estimation of consequences in dam risk analysis. Finally, in 2015, the probability of sliding and overtopping in an embankment was analyzed. These Benchmark Workshops have allowed a complete review of numerical aspects for dam risk analysis, showing that risk analysis methods are a very useful tool to analyze the risk of dam systems, including downstream consequence assessments and the uncertainty of structural models.

  2. Harvesting river water through small dams promote positive environmental impact.

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    Agoramoorthy, Govindasamy; Chaudhary, Sunita; Chinnasamy, Pennan; Hsu, Minna J

    2016-11-01

    While deliberations relating to negative consequences of large dams on the environment continue to dominate world attention, positive benefits provided by small dams, also known as check dams, go unobserved. Besides, little is known about the potential of check dams in mitigating global warming impacts due to less data availability. Small dams are usually commissioned to private contractors who do not have clear mandate from their employers to post their work online for public scrutiny. As a result, statistics on the design, cost, and materials used to build check dams are not available in public domain. However, this review paper presents data for the first time on the often ignored potential of check dams mitigating climate-induced hydrological threats. We hope that the scientific analysis presented in this paper will promote further research on check dams worldwide to better comprehend their eco-friendly significance serving society.

  3. Fernando Quiñones en su habitado corazón (Las crónicas de al-Ándalus)

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    2007-01-01

    Análisis del libro de poemas Las crónicas de Al-Andalus (1970), de Fernando Quiñones, uno de los primeros títulos del llamado "mester andalusí". Integrado en los comienzos de la etapa de madurez de este autor, este libro ilustra la mezcla de testimonio, poesía narrativa, coloquialismo y culturalismo.

  4. A dependência da política: Fernando Henrique Cardoso e a sociologia no Brasil

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    Afrânio Garcia Jr.

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa a trajetória social, intelectual e profissional de Fernando Henrique Cardoso para entender os diferentes recursos sociais e disposições pessoais utilizados em sua carreira como sociólogo e em suas atividades como especialista da política. Busca demonstrar que os capitais sociais e as disposições responsáveis pelo prestígio como pesquisador e professor de ciências sociais foram distintos dos aplicados no domínio da política, permitindo sua rápida ascensão à presidência da República. Depois de estudar suas origens familiares, focaliza seus investimentos escolares e a escolha do ofício de sociólogo, a carreira promissora sendo bloqueada pelo golpe de 1964. O exílio permitiu a extensão das atividades e o reconhecimento internacional, reinvestidos em novo concurso para a USP; o AI-5 o conduzirá à dupla condição de cientista social e de um dos líderes da frente de oposições aos militares. Por fim, analisa-se a reconversão de seus recursos sociais e pessoais na profissão política.This article analyzes Fernando Henrique Cardoso's social, intellectual and professional trajectory in order to understand the different social resources and personal dispositions carried out in his career as sociologist or in his activities as a professional politician. It seeks to prove that the social capitals and the dispositions that might explain his prestige as researcher and professor of social sciences were very different from those required in the political domain, the ones allowing his fast rise to be the president of the Republic. After having examined his family origins, it focuses his scholar investments and the choice of the sociologist's occupation, a promising career suddenly blocked by the 1964 military coup. The exile encouraged new initiatives and brought him international appraisal, this moment being crowned with his access to the chair of political science at the University of São Paulo; the AI-5 enforced

  5. Dams and transnational advocacy: Political opportunities in transnational collective action

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    Fu, Teng

    Possible arguments to explain the gradual decline in big dam development and its site transferring from developed to developing countries include technical, economic, and political factors. This study focuses on the political argument---the rise of transnational anti-dam advocacy and its impact on state policy-making. Under what conditions does transnational anti-dam advocacy matter? Under what conditions does transnational advocacy change state dam policies (delay, scale down, or cancel)? It examines the role of transnational anti-dam actors in big dam building in a comparative context in Asia. Applying the social movement theory of political opportunity structure (POS) and using the qualitative case-study method, the study provides both within-case and cross-case analyses. Within-case analysis is utilized to explain the changing dynamics of big dam building in China (Three Gorges Dam and proposed Nu/Salween River dam projects), and to a lesser extent, Sardar Sarovar Project in India and Nam Theun 2 Dam in Laos. Different domestic and international POS (DPOS and IPOS) impact the strategies and outcomes of anti-dam advocacies in these countries. The degree of openness of the POS directly affects the capacity of transnational efforts in influencing state dam policies. The degree of openness or closure is measured by specific laws, institutions, discourse, or elite allies (or the absence of these) for the participation of non-state actors on big dam issues at a particular moment. This degree of openness is relative, varying over time, across countries and regions. This study finds that the impact of transnational anti-dam activism is most effective when both DPOS and IPOS are relatively open. Transnational anti-dam advocacy is least effective in influencing state dam policies when both DPOS and IPOS are relatively closed. Under a relatively open DPOS and closed IPOS, transnational anti-dam advocacy is more likely to successfully change state dam policies and even

  6. Lac Courte Oreilles Hydro Dam Assessment

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    Weaver, Jason [Lac Courte Oreilles, Hayward, WI (United States); Meyers, Amy [Kiser Hydro, LLC, Norway, MI (United States)

    2014-12-31

    The main objective of this project was to investigate upgrading the existing hydro power generating system at the Winter Dam. The tribe would like to produce more energy and receive a fair market power purchase agreement so the dam is no longer a drain on our budget but a contributor to our economy. We contracted Kiser Hydro, LLC Engineering for this project and received an engineering report that includes options for producing more energy with cost effective upgrades to the existing turbines. Included in this project was a negotiation of energy price sales negotiations.

  7. Research on Dam Perspective Based on Numerical Solution

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    WANGZi-ru; ZHOUHui-cheng; LIMing-qiu

    2005-01-01

    The numerical solution of dam toe line is solved based on the dam data and topographic map of dam located. The display of dam perspective is also realized by programming of using VC++ and OpenGL. The research results above provide the foundation of construction design, construction lofting and information inquiry, which avoids the drawbacks of only using blueprints to do the same work in the past. The method used is useful in practical engineering.

  8. Caracterização e classificação de cambissolos do arquipélago de Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco Characterization and classification of cambisols from the archipelago Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco, Brazil

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    Flávio Adriano Marques

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho visou caracterizar e classificar Cambissolos de ocorrência comum no Arquipélago de Fernando de Noronha, com o objetivo de testar e contribuir para o desenvolvimento do Sistema Brasileiro de Classificação de Solos (SiBCS. Além disso, uma melhor compreensão desses solos e de sua distribuição na paisagem é de grande importância no planejamento do uso da terra, para nortear ações governamentais visando à exploração sustentável desse complexo turístico-ecológico. Com base no Mapa Detalhado de Solos do Arquipélago de Fernando de Noronha, seis perfis de Cambissolos representativos da área foram selecionados, descritos e coletados, visando à caracterização morfológica, física, química e mineralógica. Os Cambissolos foram adequadamente classificados segundo a nova versão do SiBCS, que incluiu o grande grupo "Ta eutroférrico", sugerido durante o desenvolvimento deste trabalho. Os solos do Arquipélago refletem nas suas propriedades as características marcantes do material de origem vulcânico, do clima tropical com franco domínio oceânico e do relevo. Os Cambissolos Háplicos Ta eutroférricos típicos ocupam as posições mais preservadas do planalto central da ilha principal e possuem os melhores atributos físicos e químicos para utilização agrícola ou geotécnica. Os Cambissolos Háplicos Ta eutróficos lépticos, relacionados com relevos acidentados e geralmente associados com Neossolos Litólicos e afloramentos de rocha, são solos que requerem proteção especial devido à sua alta instabilidade ao processo erosivo. Por sua vez, os Cambissolos Háplicos Sódicos vertissólicos, que ocorrem em áreas ligeiramente rebaixadas do planalto central, apresentam sérios problemas de drenagem e argilas expansivas. Quimicamente, os solos apresentam teores elevados a extremamente elevados de P extraível, de distribuição irregular tanto entre perfis como nos horizontes, o que sugere a influência de fontes

  9. Riparian Habitat - San Joaquin River

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    California Department of Resources — The immediate focus of this study is to identify, describe and map the extent and diversity of riparian habitats found along the main stem of the San Joaquin River,...

  10. 1906 San Francisco, USA Images

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The 1906 San Francisco earthquake was the largest event (magnitude 8.3) to occur in the conterminous United States in the 20th Century. Recent estimates indicate...

  11. Investigation on the Causes of Cracking in Earth Dams (Case study: Mahmood-Abad Earth Dam

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    H. Rahimi

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Cracking of earth dams is a one of the main threat causes of stability of embankment dams. In this research by modeling of the behavior of an embankment dam and employing conditions of the earthquake, the reasons of cracking were inspected using by modeling of earth dam behavior. Based on the literature, one of the main causes of dam failures is sliding and cracking of the dam structure during earthquake. Localized liquefaction of foundation soils was one of the causes of the observed post-earthquake distress within these dams. Material and Methods: In order to study the causes and the results of crack on earth dams, Mahmoodabad earthen dam with a height of 19 m, is located in Zanjan province, northwest of Iran, which suffered a longitudinal crack on the crest and slight sliding of the upstream slope due to 2001 Avaj earthquake was studied. This dam has faced earthquake two times with an interval of two years. During the first earthquake with the magnitude about 6.6 in Richter scale small longitudinal cracks had created on the crest. The developed cracks had been repaired by injecting the cement and then has been hidden by passing the time. After the second earthquake with the magnitude about 6.5 in Richter scale the hidden cracks had been appeared again and the slight movement of the upper slopes of dam reported. Based on the site investigation and documented information about dam, including maps and parameter data, the behavior of the dam has modeled by using Plaxis as a finite element model. In order to check the accuracy of the design of dam, the stability analysis has been conducted using by Xslope as a limit equilibrium model. The foundation conditions and the Geotechnical properties of the layer beneath the dam has been inspected by open excavation. Results and Discussion: Underground investigation about Geotechnical properties of dam foundation has showed that there is a thin sandy layer confined in alluvium material of the

  12. Major dams of the United States, Geographic NAD83, USGS (2006) [dams00x020_USGS_2006

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    Louisiana Geographic Information Center — This map layer portrays major dams of the United States, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The map layer was created by extracting dams 50 feet or...

  13. 43 CFR 418.18 - Diversions at Derby Dam.

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    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Diversions at Derby Dam. 418.18 Section... Operations and Management § 418.18 Diversions at Derby Dam. (a) Diversions of Truckee River water at Derby Dam must be managed to maintain minimum terminal flow to Lahontan Reservoir or the Carson River...

  14. 25 CFR 173.16 - Reserved area, Coolidge Dam.

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    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Reserved area, Coolidge Dam. 173.16 Section 173.16... area, Coolidge Dam. No permit for any commercial business or other activity (except boating concessions...-fourths of a mile from the center of the Coolidge Dam, Arizona....

  15. 21 CFR 872.6300 - Rubber dam and accessories.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Rubber dam and accessories. 872.6300 Section 872...) MEDICAL DEVICES DENTAL DEVICES Miscellaneous Devices § 872.6300 Rubber dam and accessories. (a) Identification. A rubber dam and accessories is a device composed of a thin sheet of latex with a hole in...

  16. SEISMIC RESPONSE OF DAM WITH SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTION.

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    Bycroft, G.N.; Mork, P.N.

    1987-01-01

    An analytical solution to the response of a long trapezoidal-section dam on a foundation consisting of an elastic half-space and subjected to simulated earthquake motion is developed. An optimum seismic design is achieved when the cross section of the dam is triangular. The effect of soil structure interaction is to lower the strain occurring in the dam.

  17. The expected collapse of a large dam Saddam Dam in Iraq; Un grand barrage a haut risque Saddam Dam en Irak

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    Mesny, M. [Conseil general du genie rural, des eaux et des forets, 75 - Paris (France)

    2004-07-01

    The Saddam dam is a very large dam in Iraq on the Tigris River, 80 kilometres upstream from the city of Mosul. It is a fill dam with a clayey silt core. The height of the dam is 120 meters and the capacity of the reservoir is 11 billions m3. But this dam has been built on foundations of gypsum that is a rock soluble in water. The impounding of the reservoir in 1986 has shown that, in spite of the grout curtain, substantial seepage has occurred (up to 1.4 m{sup 3}/s), as well as the dissolution of minerals from foundations (up to 80 tons per day). The substantial increase in permeability and seepage through the dam foundations results in a severe concern about the stability of the dam. The program of injection has been stopped in 1991, due to the circumstances. So there is a real risk that this dam would collapse through a quickly developing leak in the dike, resulting in the devastation of the rich agricultural valley of the Tigris River and in potential human losses at Mosul. A 10 to 20-meter high submersion wave would reach this town 3 to 4 hours after the collapse of the dam. An international action is urgently required to check the conditions of the dam and to propose remedial solutions, which may be a 120-meter deep concrete wall down to the calcareous floor existing below the soluble layers of the foundations. (author)

  18. Environmental assessment : Rodent control program : San Joaquin river levee : San Luis National Wildlife Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The Lower San Joaquin Levee District (LSJLD) requires that six miles of levee situated along the San Joaquin River on San Luis National Wildlife Refuge (SLNWR) be...

  19. Dams life. Dams in operation; La vie des barrages. Barrages en exploitation

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    1997-12-31

    This paper summarizes the conclusions of the annual inspections of French dams in operation (fissures, water oozing, concrete swelling etc..). Only the observations which require a special attention are reported. (J.S.)

  20. DAM-LAKEFRONT PLAZA: Revitalization of an Agriculture Reservoir Dam in Kashar-Tirana/Albania

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    Valbona Koçi

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The Dam-Lakefront Plaza in Kashar-Tirana/Albania is a research project that proposes not only the re-consideration and reinforcement of the artificial Reservoirs Dams built during Socialism in Albania, but envisions the maintenance of dams and revitalization of the lakeside area promoting the public-private collaboration. In addition, it envisions the generation of qualitative and lively public spaces in sub-urban areas as well. Admitting the artificial lakes as specific nodes of man-made infrastructure in the landscape, and consequently the dams (together with the drainage channels as important hydrotechnic elements of the flood protection infrastructure, this research intends to elaborate on one type of landscape infrastructure - the vertical screens, offering a mediation between the natural and built landscape.

  1. O Cadáver, um emblema da morte em “Ápeiron”, de Caio Fernando Abreu

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    André Luiz Gomes de Jesus

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the present article is to investigate the procedures used by Caio Fernando Abreu to construct the representations of death in his work. For this, I take, here, the short-story “Apeiron”, published in the book Inventário do irremediável (1970. In this text, the reflection about death as well as the dissociation process connected to it is triggered by the representation of the mental states of a corpse, a kind of allegorical emblem of the human finitude, since this can be seen as the personification of death. Moreover, the emblematic nature of the dead body also refers to the emptiness of the human life. The short-story establishes an ambiguity, especially because the discursive choice (indirect and free indirect discourse does not allow the reader to relate the ideas presented in the text directly s to the corpse-protagonist or to the narrator, leading him to question if the text is the product of the narrator’s imagination or the unusual maintenance of the dead man’s mental life. Whether the text can be seen as the imagination about death or experience of death, “Apeiron” shows, through the death process,  that Abreu  reflects  on  the sense of the existence. 

  2. Modernización conservadora y democracia en Brasil. Las elecciones de Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1994-1998

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    Alfredo Alejandro Gugliano

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde el primer periodo en que se elije a Fernando H. Cardoso como presidente de Brasil, en 1994, las fuerzas políticas conservadoras apostaron por la mediatización de la voluntad reformista de la sociedad brasileña, a través del perfil renovador del antiguo sociólogo de la dependencia. Así, el pacto social y los consensos se orientaron al servicio de las élites económicas, quienes suponían en riesgo la gobernabilidad del país, después del ascenso de Luis Inácio Lula da Silva entre las preferencias de los electores. En 1998, el argumento de la gobernabilidad conservadora cobró renovada importancia en la reelección del presidente Cardoso, aunque ahora a causa de la reciente crisis finaciera y bursátil, cuyo manejo se atribuyeron las mismas élites que proyectan la modernización conservadora de Brasil.

  3. Actions developed at the Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira to confront microcephaly by Zika virus

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    Tereza de Jesus Campos Neta

    Full Text Available Abstract Objectives: to publicize by inserting institutionally to the context of microcephaly care by Zika virus in the Northeast of Brazil and to describe the activities developed during the epidemic outbreak that occurred in the country in 2015. Methods: analysis on technical documents and institutional announcements in newspapers, on television and radio was carried out from August 2015 to July 2016. Results: the Central Nucleus to Monitor and Study Microcephaly at Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira (IMIP; took part in elaborating a Clinical and Epidemiological protocol for Professionals at Maternity Hospitals and Referral Services from the State Health Department of Pernambuco (SES/PE; IMIP became a National Referral Center in elaborating protocols to identify and monitor children with microcephaly, and a Benchmark Assistance for the State Health Department of Pernambuco. Technical meetings took place with the participation of clinical and medical professionals, researchers, professors and institutional managers, forums, training sessions and workshops along with national and international institutions, technical visits of international organizations and development of studies on Zika virus and microcephaly. Conclusions: the impact by notifying microcephaly cases caused mobilization of services at IMIP, reorganization of work processes and research developments.

  4. O diálogo intertextual com Fernando Pessoa em três contos de José Eduardo Agualusa

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    Altamir Botoso

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo centra-se no estudo de três contos do escritor angolano José Eduardo Agualusa (1960-: Se nada mais der certo leia Clarice, Catálogo de sombras e Livre-arbítrio, que fazem parte do seu livro Manual prático de levitação (2005. Buscaremos evidenciar a presença do poeta português Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935 e de seus heterônimos, Alberto Caeiro, Ricardo Reis e Álvaro de Campos, nos três contos mencionados, pautados por considerações do próprio Agualusa, que procura estabelecer, por meio de sua obra, um diálogo frequente entre as literaturas africana, brasileira e portuguesa, em conformidade com a sua postura de divulgar a cultura e, em particular, a literatura africana para o mundo, diluindo fronteiras que possam separar as literaturas de expressão portuguesa. Nas análises dos textos selecionados, empregaremos como suporte teórico os escritos de Julia Kristeva (1974, Leyla Perrone-Moisés (1990, Tiphaine Samoyault (2008 e Laurent Jenny (1979.

  5. JUSTICIABILIDAD DE LOS DERECHOS SOCIALES (A PROPÓSITO DE UNA ARGUMENTACIÓN DE FERNANDO ATRIA

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    ENZO SOLARI

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo intenta enjuiciar la argumentación de Fernando Atria acerca de los derechos sociales, según la cual estos no deben ser institucionalizados como derechos subjetivos que protegen “primo et per se” un interés particular de sus titulares exigible en concreto judicialmente, sino de acuerdo con instituciones determinadas democráticamente que protegen una dimensión de la ciudadanía caracte- rizable no tanto por el interés de cada cual cuanto por el interés recíproco y general. Para ello, muestra la unilateralidad de esa argumentación: aunque el legislador y la Administración sean los protagonistas del desarrollo de derechos sociales, eso no obsta a que haya buenas razones para que la teoría jurídica y la jurisprudencia –comparadamente y en Chile– los hayan tratado como derechos justiciables, mas según una justiciabilidad limitada, no activista, sino basada en el potencial epistémico de la jurisdicción para mejorar dialógica y deliberativamente la política democrática.

  6. El obispo Fernando Sarracín y el supuesto sínodo diocesano de Segovia de 1303

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    Bartolomé Herrero, Bonifacio

    1998-12-01

    Full Text Available In 1637 the historian Diego de Colmenares included in his "Historia de la insigne ciudad de Segovia" the celebration in 1303 of a diocesan synod in the cathedral of Segovia by the bishop Fernando Sarracín. From the mentioned book, the existence of this synod was publishing till now in historical studies and documentary repertoires. The aim of this article is to demonstrate that the synod of 1303 was never celebrated and its existence is just a wrong elucidation of Colmenares, and it has not been absolutely explained till now.[fr] S'est répandu jusqu'à nos jours, aussi bien par des études historiques que par des répertoires documentaires. Le but de ce travail est de prouver qu'en réalité ce synode ne s'est jamais célébré et que son existence est seulement due à une erreur d'interprétation de Colmenares qui n'avait pas été complètement éclaircie jusqu'à maintenant.

  7. La sacralización del rey. Fernando VII, la insurgencia novohispana y el derecho divino de los reyes

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    Landavazo, Marco Antonio

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available This article analyzes what the author called the «process of sacralization» of King Ferdinand VII’s image in New Spain, and its political and ideological consequences in the Mexican Independence War. The people’s believes, values and attitudes towards the Monarchy were an essential part of the local political culture. These played a decisive role in the course of political and social events of the period.

    En este artículo se describe y analiza lo que he llamado el proceso de sacralización de la figura del rey Fernando VII en Nueva España y las implicaciones políticas e ideológicas que ello tuvo en el curso de la guerra de independencia mexicana, como una forma de mostrar que las creencias, los valores y las actitudes que los novohispanos poseían en torno a la institución monárquica jugaban un papel fundamental en la definición de la cultura política de la época, y condicionaron de hecho, en buena medida, el curso de los acontecimientos más relevantes del periodo.

  8. El tambor blanqueado o la cubanidad musical, en Fernando Ortíz, como vanguardia de las resistencias transculturales

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    José Antonio González Alcantud

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El etnólogo cubano Fernando Ortíz acuñó en los años treinta el concepto de transculturalidad para definir la realidad cultural y musical nueva que la identidad cubana le imponía. Este concepto partía de la conjunción de lo blanco y lo negro, con exclusión de lo indoantillano definitivamente desaparecido para él. En el análisis general del concepto, la música diabólica del tambor africano y su aceptación final por la música nacional cubana ocupa un lugar relevante. Una vez trazada la nueva realidad conceptual a Ortíz le sale un seguidor de calidad, el antropólogo Malinowski, que alza la transculturalidad como bandera de combate frente a la aculturación. Hoy día el término transculturalidad forma parte del discurso de la poscolonialidad, pero tiene una virtud frente a otros, como culturas híbridas: que no ha perdido en nombre de la globalización sus referentes locales.

  9. Fernando vallejo: y la clausura ciudadanía estética de la literatura mundial

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    Brantley Nicholson

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo encara deliberaciones actuales sobre la literatura global, desde la perspectiva de la novela urbana colombiana del siglo XX. Explorando la tensión entre las historias de las narrativas globales y locales, el autor examina hasta qué punto se puede defender que la literatura global y sus apéndices socioculturales se prestan a proyectos emancipatorios, y hasta qué punto esos apéndices simplifican en exceso los espacios de producción literaria densa. Ubicando la Weltliteratur de Goethe en el contexto de una Colombia estéticamente globalizada, e invocando la relación particularmente espinosa entre Fernando Vallejo y Gabriel García Márquez como caso de estudio, este artículo avanza que las casas editoriales internacionales y las culturas de la crítica crean una ciudadanía estética limitante que sigue siendo dominada por las decisiones de mercadeo de las grandes casas editoriales y el gusto de los públicos lectores, muy alejados del contexto de los bestsellers “periféricos”.

  10. Esquemas simbólicos y mito personal: lectura de Memorial del olvido de Fernando Operé

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    Sergio Arlandis López

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Cuando una trayectoria poética queda condensada en un volumen la crítica literaria siempre tiende a buscar claves de continuidad o de ruptura dentro de la misma. El presente trabajo pretende esclarecer algunos de los fundamentos temáticos que han definido la singular obra del poeta Fernando Operé, fijándonos, sobre todo, en la protagonización lírica y en el esquema simbólico-mítico que vertebra su obra Memorial del Olvido. Para ello, hemos tomado como referencia las pautas, directas o indirectas, de estudios mitocríticos como los de Gilbert Durand (1986 y 1993, el modelo del monomito de Campbell (1999 y los esquemas simbólico-rituales estudiados por Eliade (1999 y 2002 y Bachelard (2000 principalmente. Así, podemos comprobar también que dichos modelos exegéticos son perfectamente válidos y aplicables para el análisis de toda una obra, tal y como postuló Charles Mauron a la hora de tratar el concepto de mito personal dentro de la creatividad humana.

  11. Residencia San Pedro, California

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    Neutra, Richard J.

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    Full Text Available Esta vivienda representa una aproximación más hacia la típica casa grande española, con techos de teca de 7 cm, que los señores Rados han edificado y en la que albergan a su gran familia de hijos, los cuales tienen ya sus propios vástagos. Ambos, el señor y la señora Rados, descienden de familias navieras italianas de Trieste, y el propio señor Rados tiene una compañía constructora de barcos en el puerto de San Pedro, que puede verse desde su propia casa. Los dos son verdaderamente unos abuelos muy sociables, cariñosos y atentos. Por añadidura, la señora Rados se entretiene frecuentemente y le agrada el cuidado de la casa. Por ello ha sido proyectada para facilitar sensiblemente toda esta serie de actividades.

  12. 7 CFR 1724.55 - Dam safety.

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    2010-01-01

    ... result from encountering unanticipated or unusual conditions during construction. (5) The independent review of construction shall include: (i) Foundation preparation and treatment. When the foundation has... construction. The reviewer must have demonstrated experience in the design and construction of dams of...

  13. Aquifer performance under the Mactaquac Dam

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    Tawil, A.H. [Acres International, Niagara Falls, ON (Canada); Harriman, F.B. [New Brunswick Power, Fredericton, NB (Canada)

    2001-10-01

    The highest dam in the whole of the Maritimes and New Brunswick in particular is the Mactaquac Dam, with a height of 58 m above the foundation. It forms an integral part of the Mactaquac Hydroelectric Development and the construction of the dam was completed in 1967. Composed of a central core of clay till and external shells of rockfill, it is a zoned embankment. The high artesian pressure rising 6 m above the Saint John River dominates, and the foundation under the dam is composed of a stratum of stiff glacial till underlain with a thick, water bearing aquifer. The aquifer needed to be depressurized during the construction phase and in the long term, and special measures were required to accomplish this. Measurements obtained over a period exceeding 30 years were used to describe the performance of the aquifer, which is discussed in this presentation. A continuous reduction in the yield from the six permanent relief wells in the aquifer was indicated by the instrumentation data. The outflow from the wells diminished by two-thirds over the thirty-four years since first filling the reservoir. The piezometric pressure in the aquifer remained constant over the same period. The sparse results of a two-hour pump test had formed the basis for the design decision not to install a costly foundation seepage cut-off to bedrock, as the conclusions drawn from the pump test were that the aquifer was hydrogeologically confined. 3 refs., 4 tabs., 9 figs.

  14. Increasing dam safety with multi beam sonar

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    Bartsch, M. [SwedPower AB, Stockholm (Sweden); Cederstrom, M.O. [Vattenfall AB, Stockholm (Sweden); Deborg, J. [SwedPower AB, Alvkarleby (Sweden)

    2004-09-01

    Multi-beam sonar technology has been introduced to Vattenfall's dam safety program. Vattenfall is the major energy producer in Sweden and the third largest utility in Europe. Embankment dams are subject to processes such as erosion, settlement and sinkholes. The new portable multi-beam echo sounder system is an important tool to detect minor damages and to intervene before they evolve into expensive or hazardous situations. A first survey of the upstream slope of a rockfill dam with this method provides a topographic map indicating the location of anomalies such as internal erosion or piping. Multi-beam sonar works by combining GPS-RTK positioning, gyro motion sensing, a multi-beam sonar and 3-dimensional digital terrain programs. Vattenfall is using the system to verify and monitor all high hazard rockfill dams in Sweden to ensure long-term stability. The data will be stored as a fingerprint for comparison with future surveys in 15 to 20 years as part of routine safety evaluation. This new technology can also be used to survey breakwaters, erosion of rivers and to locate submerged debris in harbours. 6 figs.

  15. A Final Test for the Big Dam

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    LI LI

    2010-01-01

    @@ The water level at the Three Gorges Dam,the world's largest water control and utilization project,reached its designed highest mark on October 26,which will enable the project to fulfill its functions of flood control,power generation,navigation and water diversion.

  16. Will We. . .? Thai Dam Resource Book.

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    Murphy, Richard, Ed.; And Others

    This resource book is intended as an aid to persons working with Thai Dam refugees. To help the language teacher, some differences between Lao and English are discussed, specifically tonal inflections, positioning, declension of pronouns, conjugation of verbs, interrogatives, classifiers and predicate adjectives. An outline of cultural differences…

  17. Resilience scales of a dammed tropical river

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    Calamita, Elisa; Schmid, Martin; Wehrli, Bernhard

    2017-04-01

    Artificial river impoundments disrupt the seasonality and dynamics of thermal, chemical, morphological and ecological regimes in river systems. These alterations affect the aquatic ecosystems in space and time and specifically modify the seasonality and the longitudinal gradients of important biogeochemical processes. Resilience of river systems to anthropogenic stressors enables their recovery along the flow path; however little is known about the longitudinal distance that rivers need to partially restore their physical, chemical and biological integrity. In this study, the concept of a "resilience scale" will be explored for different water quality parameters downstream of Kariba dam, the largest artificial lake in the Zambezi basin (South-East Africa). The goal of this project is to develop a modelling framework to investigate and quantify the impact of large dams on downstream water quality in tropical context. In particular, we aim to assess the degree of reversibility of the main downstream alterations (temperature, oxygen, nutrients) and consequently the quantification of their longitudinal extent. Coupling in-situ measurements with hydraulic and hydrological parameters such as travel times, will allow us to define a physically-based parametrization of the different resilience scales for tropical rivers. The results will be used for improving future dam management at the local scale and assessing the ecological impact of planned dams at the catchment scale.

  18. Fish reproductive guilds downstream of dams.

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    Vasconcelos, L P; Alves, D C; Gomes, L C

    2014-11-01

    Fish reproductive guilds were used to evaluate the responses of species with different reproductive strategies during two different periods of post-dam construction. The data used for the comparisons were collected in the upper Paraná River floodplain (Brazil), downstream of the Porto Primavera dam, 2 and 10 years after impoundment. The abundance (catch per unit effort, CPUE), species richness, evenness and structure of communities, all within reproductive guilds, were used to test the hypothesis that these metrics vary spatially and temporally. The influence of damming on species structure and the diversity of fish reproductive guilds varied spatiotemporally, and species with opportunistic reproductive strategies tended to be less affected. Conversely, long-distance migratory species responded more markedly to spatiotemporal variations, indicating that the ecosystem dynamics exert greater effects on populations of these species. Thus, the effects of a dam, even if attenuated, may extend over several years, especially downstream. This finding emphasizes the importance of maintaining large undammed tributaries downstream of reservoirs.

  19. Modelling approach for gravity dam break analysis

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    Boussekine Mourad

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The construction of dams in rivers can provide considerable benefits such as the supply of drinking and irrigation water; however the consequences which would result in the event of their failure could be catastrophic. They vary dramatically depending on the extent of the inundation area, the size of the population at risk.

  20. Experimental research on the dam-break mechanisms of the Jiadanwan landslide dam triggered by the Wenchuan earthquake in China.

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    Xu, Fu-gang; Yang, Xing-guo; Zhou, Jia-wen; Hao, Ming-hui

    2013-01-01

    Dam breaks of landslide dams are always accompanied by large numbers of casualties, a large loss of property, and negative influences on the downstream ecology and environment. This study uses the Jiadanwan landslide dam, created by the Wenchuan earthquake, as a case study example. Several laboratory experiments are carried out to analyse the dam-break mechanism of the landslide dam. The different factors that impact the dam-break process include upstream flow, the boulder effect, dam size, and channel discharge. The development of the discharge channel and the failure of the landslide dam are monitored by digital video and still cameras. Experimental results show that the upstream inflow and the dam size are the main factors that impact the dam-break process. An excavated discharge channel, especially a trapezoidal discharge channel, has a positive effect on reducing peak flow. The depth of the discharge channel also has a significant impact on the dam-break process. The experimental results are significant for landslide dam management and flood disaster prevention and mitigation.

  1. Expectations of immortality: dam safety management into the next millennium

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    Palmer, M.D. [Tonkin and Taylor International Ltd., Auckland, (New Zealand)

    1999-07-01

    Topics concerning the problems associated with older and aging dams are considered including: what can be done to extent the lifetime of an old dam, the decision to decommission a dam based on a value judgment that the risk of maintaining the dam is too great for society's acceptance, the possibility of change in the level of risk tolerance with time in a technological environment, traditional surveillance methods used by dam owners in the Y2K situation, and the unreality of dam immortality. Trends and means for preserving older dams for their owner's purposes are outlined, as well as their lifetime compared to that of the downstream systems they serve. Despite the fact that we live in a throwaway society, dam owners cannot just leave their dam asset when they are through with using it. Someone has to maintain the dam, or ensure that it is safely decommissioned when the owner is finished with it. On a worldwide scale the available pool of experienced dam engineers is shrinking. This problem needs to be addressed by a shift towards operating and dam safety management skills based on a firm awareness of dam design principles. A shift in society's expectations has occurred such that dam designers and owners must now recognize the impact a dam can have both on its natural and social environments. Because of the increasing emphasis on paying attention to the impacts of people's activities on the planet, engineers more than anyone else must have a significant influence in that direction. 9 refs.

  2. Socioeconomic and Institutional Dimensions of Dam Removals: The Wisconsin Experience

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    Born; Genskow; Filbert; Hernandez-Mora; Keefer; White

    1998-05-01

    / There are tens of thousands of small dams in the United States; many of these aging structures are deteriorating. Governments and dam owners face decisions regarding repair or removal of these structures. Along with the many benefits society derives from dams and their impoundments, numerous recent ecological studies are revealing the extensive alteration and degradation of river ecosystems by dams. Dam removal-a principal restoration strategy-is an infrequent event. The major reasons for removal have been public safety and the high costs associated with repair; the goal of river ecosystem restoration now warrants greater attention. Substantial study is being given to the environmental aspects of dams and dam removals, but very little attention has been given to the socioeconomic and institutional dimensions associated with the removal of dams, although these factors play a significant role in the removal decision-making process. Based on a case study of dam removals in Wisconsin-where more than 30 of the state's 3600 small dams have been removed in the past few decades-legal, financial, and socioeconomic issues associated with dam removal are documented and assessed. Dam removal has been complex and contentious, with limited community-based support for removal and loss of the impounded waters. In cases examined here, the estimated costs of repairing a dam averaged more than three times the cost of removal. The availability of governmental financing has been a key determinant in removal decisions. Watershed-scale ecological considerations are not major factors for most local interests. As watershed management and restoration increasingly include dam removal options as part of an integrated strategy, more attention will need to be focused on socioeconomic factors and stakeholder perspectives-variables that strongly influence the viability of this management alternative.KEY WORDS: Dam removal; River restoration; Institutions; Stakeholders

  3. River restoration by dam removal: Enhancing connectivity at watershed scales

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    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The prolonged history of industrialization, flood control, and hydropower production has led to the construction of 80,000 dams across the U.S. generating significant hydrologic, ecological, and social adjustments. With the increased ecological attention on re-establishing riverine connectivity, dam removal is becoming an important part of large-scale river restoration nationally, especially in New England, due to its early European settlement and history of waterpower-based industry. To capture the broader dimensions of dam removal, we constructed a GIS database of all inventoried dams in New England irrespective of size and reservoir volume to document the magnitude of fragmentation. We compared the characteristics of these existing dams to the attributes of all removed dams over the last ∼25 years. Our results reveal that the National Inventory of Dams significantly underestimates the actual number of dams (4,000 compared to >14,000. To combat the effects of these ecological barriers, dam removal in New England has been robust with 127 dams having been removed between ca. 1990–2013. These removed dams range in size, with the largest number (30% ranging between 2–4 m high, but 22% of the removed dams were between 4–6 m. They are not isolated to small drainage basins: most drained watersheds between 100–1,000 km2. Regionally, dam removal has re-connected ∼3% (3,770 river km of the regional river network although primarily through a few select dams where abundant barrier-free river lengths occur, suggesting that a more strategic removal approach has the opportunity to enhance the magnitude and rate of river re-connection. Given the regional-scale restoration of forest cover and water quality over the past century, dam removal offers a significant opportunity to capitalize on these efforts, providing watershed scale restoration and enhancing watershed resilience in the face of significant regional and global anthropogenic

  4. RESEARCH ON SEEPAGE MONITORING MODEL OF EARTH-ROCK DAM

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    With the characteristics of seepage flow in earth-rock dams, a seepage monitoring model was established based on the finite element method for 3-D seepage flow together with observed data and was used to analyze and monitor the seepage of dams. In order to find out and monitor the seepage status of the whole dam, the separation of seepage amount for dam body, dam foundation and side banks was made theoretically by using the model. Practical example shows that the accuracy of computed results is satisfactory and the separation results are more objective.

  5. Concept Paper for Real-Time Temperature and Water QualityManagement for San Joaquin River Riparian Habitat Restoration

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    Quinn, Nigel W.T.

    2004-12-20

    The San Joaquin River Riparian Habitat Restoration Program (SJRRP) has recognized the potential importance of real-time monitoring and management to the success of the San Joaquin River (SJR) restoration endeavor. The first step to realizing making real-time management a reality on the middle San Joaquin River between Friant Dam and the Merced River will be the installation and operation of a network of permanent telemetered gauging stations that will allow optimization of reservoir releases made specifically for fish water temperature management. Given the limited reservoir storage volume available to the SJJRP, this functionality will allow the development of an adaptive management program, similar in concept to the VAMP though with different objectives. The virtue of this approach is that as management of the middle SJR becomes more routine, additional sensors can be added to the sensor network, initially deployed, to continue to improve conditions for anadromous fish.

  6. Mining dams safety regulations : where does Canada stand?

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    Priscu, C. [AMEC, Winnipeg, MB (Canada); Small, A. [AMEC Earth and Environmental Ltd., Fredericton, NB (Canada); Lupo, J. [AMEC, Englewood, CO (United States); Diaz, M. [AMEC, Ashford, Kent (United Kingdom); Davies, M. [AMEC, Vancouver, BC (Canada); Musse, M. [AMEC, Santiago (Chile)

    2009-07-01

    While many jurisdictions in Canada use the Canadian Dam Association (CDA) dam safety guidelines, their applicability to the safety of mining dams is limited. Mining dams are some of the largest containment structures in the world, and impound millions of cubic meters of mine process residues in both solid and liquid form. This study presented a review of dam safety regulatory frameworks for mining dams located in various countries. The aim of the study was to compare the Canadian framework with various dam safety legislations in order to evaluate Canada's current status and recommend best practices in dam safety regulations. The study reviewed incremental consequence classifications; best practices in operation, surveillance and maintenance manuals and procedures; emergency preparedness plans; and dam safety inspections. The study showed that Canada has limited documentation regulating the safe management of tailings facilities, and does not have an all-encompassing national guideline for mining dams. It was concluded that an incremental consequence classification (ICC) system should be developed specifically for mining dams. 12 refs.

  7. Seismic failure modes and seismic safety of Hardfill dam

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    Kun XIONG

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Based on microscopic damage theory and the finite element method, and using the Weibull distribution to characterize the random distribution of the mechanical properties of materials, the seismic response of a typical Hardfill dam was analyzed through numerical simulation during the earthquakes with intensities of 8 degrees and even greater. The seismic failure modes and failure mechanism of the dam were explored as well. Numerical results show that the Hardfill dam remains at a low stress level and undamaged or slightly damaged during an earthquake with an intensity of 8 degrees. During overload earthquakes, tensile cracks occur at the dam surfaces and extend to inside the dam body, and the upstream dam body experiences more serious damage than the downstream dam body. Therefore, under the seismic conditions, the failure pattern of the Hardfill dam is the tensile fracture of the upstream regions and the dam toe. Compared with traditional gravity dams, Hardfill dams have better seismic performance and greater seismic safety.

  8. Dam failure analysis for the Lago El Guineo Dam, Orocovis, Puerto Rico

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    Gómez-Fragoso, Julieta; Heriberto Torres-Sierra,

    2016-08-09

    The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, completed hydrologic and hydraulic analyses to assess the potential hazard to human life and property associated with the hypothetical failure of the Lago El Guineo Dam. The Lago El Guineo Dam is within the headwaters of the Río Grande de Manatí and impounds a drainage area of about 4.25 square kilometers.The hydrologic assessment was designed to determine the outflow hydrographs and peak discharges for Lago El Guineo and other subbasins in the Río Grande de Manatí hydrographic basin for three extreme rainfall events: (1) a 6-hour probable maximum precipitation event, (2) a 24-hour probable maximum precipitation event, and (3) a 24-hour, 100-year recurrence rainfall event. The hydraulic study simulated a dam failure of Lago El Guineo Dam using flood hydrographs generated from the hydrologic study. The simulated dam failure generated a hydrograph that was routed downstream from Lago El Guineo Dam through the lower reaches of the Río Toro Negro and the Río Grande de Manatí to determine water-surface profiles developed from the event-based hydrologic scenarios and “sunny day” conditions. The Hydrologic Engineering Center’s Hydrologic Modeling System (HEC–HMS) and Hydrologic Engineering Center’s River Analysis System (HEC–RAS) computer programs, developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, were used for the hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, respectively. The flow routing in the hydraulic analyses was completed using the unsteady flow module available in the HEC–RAS model.Above the Lago El Guineo Dam, the simulated inflow peak discharges from HEC–HMS resulted in about 550 and 414 cubic meters per second for the 6- and 24-hour probable maximum precipitation events, respectively. The 24-hour, 100-year recurrence storm simulation resulted in a peak discharge of about 216 cubic meters per second. For the hydrologic analysis, no dam failure conditions are

  9. Diarréia por rotavírus em crianças desnutridas hospitalizadas no Instituto Materno Infantil Prof. Fernando Figueira, IMIP Rotavirus induced diarrhea in malnourished children hospitalized at the Instituto Materno Infantil Prof. Fernando Figueira, IMIP

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    Renata Cavalcanti Cauás

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: verificar a freqüência do rotavírus em crianças de zero a cinco anos com doença diarréica e desnutrição moderada e grave, hospitalizadas no Instituto Materno Infantil Prof. Fernando Figueira (IMIP. MÉTODOS: foi realizado um estudo série de casos durante o período de agosto de 2004 e junho de 2005. No total fizeram parte do estudo 50 crianças. Utilizou-se um questionário pré-codificado e foi montado um banco de dados no software Epi-info 6.0. As amostras de fezes foram analisadas quanto à presença do rotavírus, através de técnicas de imunoensaio enzimático. RESULTADOS: verificou-se que a freqüência do rotavírus na doença diarréica do grupo estudado foi de 24,0%. Em geral as famílias eram pobres, 96,0% delas com renda familiar per capita inferior a R$150,00. Com relação às crianças dois terços (60,4% receberam leite materno por um período inferior a três meses e 10% delas nunca haviam sido vascinadas. CONCLUSÕES: o estudo traz contribuição para o conhecimento da etiologia da diarréia na criança com desnutrição, no entanto, se faz necessária a realização de estudos com um maior número de crianças para que os resultados possam ser mais conclusivos.OBJECTIVES: to establish rotavirus incidence in diarrheic diseases in children from 0 to five years of age, with moderate and severe malnutrition hospitalized at Instituto Materno Infantil Prof. Fernando Figueira (IMIP. METHODS: a descriptive case study series was performed from August 2004 to June 2005. Fifty children comprised the study. A pre-codified questionnaire was used to build a data base on the Epi-info version 6.0 software. Stool samples were analyzed and the positive ones were selected by electronic microscopy for rotavirus and then tested by enzymatic immunoassay. RESULTS: the incidence of rotavirus in the studied group was of 24.0%. The families were of low income, 96% had per capita income below R$150.00. Near two thirds of the children

  10. Gabcikovo dam and Liptovska Mara dam - statistical analysis of measurement data

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    Hakac, J.; Sabo, M.

    2012-04-01

    Introduction: Water level in the observation wells is measured regularly and one of the reasons is evaluation of the safety of the water constructions. In this paper we are exploring the reliability of the measuring devices that are responsible for evaluation of the safety of the two largest and the most important dams in Slovakia. We test ability of selected statistical methods to detect early inaccuracies of measuring devices and thus improve the evaluation of the safety of the water constructions. As a follow-up study, we used the time series model (Neural network) to predict water levels in the observation wells that were considered to be without defects. Neural Network is also able to show dynamics of the filtration stability of the observational well. Methods: On the Liptovska Mara dam weekly data was used as a monitoring tool. On the Gabcikovo dam five minute time series of the measurements of the water level in observation wells around the right lock chamber were used. Data from the measuring devices of the dams were explored with boxplots, correlations, neural network, etc. The mentioned statistical tools analyze time series and detect the errors that measuring devices make when generating data and can be used to predict errors even in real time. In the second step, agreement between predicted data from neural network and measured data in the real time was evaluated. We used grid search for finding the optimal number of neurons and then predicted errors by using this model. The ability of the neural network in evaluation of the sealing of the dilatation joints on the filtration stability in the years 2009 - 2011 is presented. Results: From the 18 selected measuring devices on the Liptovska Mara dam there are only 3 devices which can be considered as reliable. On the Gabcikovo dam, 8 of 9 measuring devices (observation wells around right lock chamber) were considered as a reliable. There was very good agreement between the predicted and measured data at the

  11. Biografia e sua escrita: a trajetória política de Fernando do Ó (1930-1940 = Biography and it’s writing: the political path of Fernando Ó (1930-1940

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    Mattos, Renan Santos

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A trajetória de Fernando Souza do Ó, importante liderança espírita da cidade de Santa Maria no processo de organização do movimento espírita local, ao assumir a função de “propagador” da doutrina no município no contexto de 1930 a 1940, permite evidenciar os conflitos e concorrências existentes no campo religioso na Cidade de Santa Maria. Nesse sentido, em nosso estudo, partimos da preocupação de como suas ideias representaram uma estratégia de inserção para o movimento espírita na cidade de Santa Maria, e para tanto, recorremos ao conjunto de escritos do autor veiculados na imprensa leiga (Diário do Interior. Nessa lógica, o presente artigo propõe-se a discutir, tendo por referência conceitos de Campo religioso de Pierre Bourdieu e representações de Roger Chartier, questões de trajetória e biografia do personagem, de modo a refletir sobre as dificuldades empíricas acerca da produção de conhecimento histórico a partir do indivíduo. Assim, busca-se evidenciar de que forma as escolhas individuais, os projetos e lutas politicas que permitem a observação de processos, relações no fluxo temporal, trazendo o sujeito na sua historicidade, a sua compreensão de si e do mundo, possibilitando a inferência do movimento espírita em sua dimensão holística ao trazer à tona o conjunto de práticas e ideias presentes no seu interior de modo relacional ao contexto político em que se insere

  12. Damned If You Do, Dammed If You Don't: Debates on Dam Removal in the Swedish Media

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    Dolly Jørgensen

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Dam removal is an increasingly common practice. Dams are removed for various reasons, with safety, economics, and ecosystem restoration being the most common. However, dam removals often cause controversy. Riparian land owners and local communities often have a negative view of removal, and their reasons vary. It may be the loss of recreational benefits such as swimming and boating, loss of cultural and historical context tied to the dam, or fear that removal may have a negative effect on aesthetic values. Because controversies are often picked up by local media, and media in itself is an important channel to build support around a cause, the way in which dam removals are reported and discussed in the media is likely to influence the debate. Here, we examine the ways in which proponents and opponents of dam removal frame the services provided by two contrasting ecosystems, i.e., an existing dam and the potential stream without a dam, by performing a media discourse analysis of the reasons given for removal and the reasons presented for the dam to remain in place. Our source material includes Internet-based newspaper articles and their associated public comments in four dam removal controversies in Sweden. Our analysis indicates that public opposition is not based on knowledge deficiency, where more information will lead to better ecological decision-making, as is sometimes argued in dam removal science; it is instead a case of different understandings and valuation of the environment and the functions it provides.

  13. Dam-breach analysis and flood-inundation mapping for selected dams in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and near Atoka, Oklahoma

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    Shivers, Molly J.; Smith, S. Jerrod; Grout, Trevor S.; Lewis, Jason M.

    2015-01-01

    Dams provide beneficial functions such as flood control, recreation, and storage of water supplies, but they also entail risk; dam breaches and resultant floods can cause substantial property damage and loss of life. The State of Oklahoma requires each owner of a high-hazard dam, which the Federal Emergency Management Agency defines as dams for which failure or improper operation probably will cause loss of human life, to develop an emergency action plan specific to that dam. Components of an emergency action plan are to simulate a flood resulting from a possible dam breach and map the resulting downstream flood-inundation areas. The resulting flood-inundation maps can provide valuable information to city officials, emergency managers, and local residents for planning an emergency response if a dam breach occurs.

  14. GIS inundation mapping and dam breach analysis of Woolwich Dam using HEC-geoRAS

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    Mocan, N. [Crozier and Associates Inc., Collingwood, ON (Canada); Joy, D.M. [Guelph Univ., ON (Canada); Rungis, G. [Grand River Conservation Authority, Cambridge, ON (Canada)

    2006-07-01

    A study was conducted to determine the extent of flood inundation given a hypothetical dam breach scenario of the Woolwich Dam located in the Grand River Watershed, 2.5 km north of the Town of Elmira, Ontario. The dam is operated by the Grand River Conservation Authority and was constructed to provide low-flow augmentation to Canagagigue Creek. Advances in the computational capabilities of numerical models along with the availability of fine resolution geospatial data has lead to significant advances in the evaluation of catastrophic consequences due to the ensuing flood waters when dams fail. The hydraulic models HEC-RAS and HEC-GeoRAS were used in this study along with GIS to produce high resolution spatial and temporal flood inundation mapping. Given the proximity to the Town of Elmira, the dam is classified as having a high hazard potential. The large size and high hazard potential of the dam suggests that the Inflow Design Flood (IDF) is the Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) event. The outlet structure of the spillway consists of 4 ogee-type concrete spillways equipped with radial gates. A low-level concrete pipe located within the spillway structure provides spillage for maintenance purposes. The full flow capacity of the spillway structure is 297 cubic metres per second at the full supply level of 364.8 metres. In addition to GIS flood inundation maps, this paper included the results of flood hydrographs, water surface profiles and peak flow data. It was concluded that techniques used in this analysis should be considered for use in the development of emergency management planning and dam safety assessments across Canada. 6 refs., 3 tabs., 4 figs.

  15. National Dam Inspection Program. Lake Housatonic Dam and Dike (CT 00026 and CT 01714). Connecticut Coastal Basin, Housatonic River, Derby-Shelton, Connecticut. Phase I Inspection Report.

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    8217;’,.-+-.-. ""’"" . .•• "•;. - NATIONAL DAM INSPECTION PROGRAM PHASE I INSPECTION REPORT Identification No.: CT 00026, CT 01714 N *~ Name of Dam: Lake Housatonic Dam and Dike " Town...approach was used between 1868 and 1870 to strengthen the Holyoke dam. The dam that existed there at the time was a timber crib dam, 1,017 feet long and 30

  16. As ambiguidades discursas do ex-Presidente Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1995-2003. Os limites e possibilidades da agenda racial

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    Fernanda Barros Santos

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    Full Text Available Este artigo objetiva analisar os discursos do Presidente Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1995-2003 com vistas a descortinar a aproximação, à época, entre o líder político e a leitura democrática das relações entre negros e brancos no Brasil. Perspectiva esta suscitada no ensaio “Casa-grande&Senzala” (1933 de Gilberto Freyre (1900-1987.  Cabe explicitar que pertinência da análise discursiva do ex-Presidente da República recai sobre as ambiguidades discursivas, cujas mesmas retratam o processo de ruptura e continuidade das iniquidades sociais gestadas sob o signo da “raça”. O  corpus documental do artigo discorre sobre as seguintes preleções: “Assinatura do Decreto que cria o Grupo de Trabalho Interministerial para Valorização da População Negra, Seminário Internacional Multiculturalismo e Racismo: o papel da ação afirmativa nos estados democráticos contemporâneos e Dia Nacional de Valorização da Consciência Negra” (1996. Para metodologia, a pesquisa adota a teoria de Michael Foucault (1926-1984 concernente à obra “A Ordem do Discurso”  (1996. Tendo em vista que nesta o sociólogo analisa que “em toda sociedade a produção do discurso é ao mesmo tempo controlada, selecionada, organizada e redistribuída por certo número de procedimentos que têm por função conjurar seus poderes e perigos, dominar seu caminho aleatório, esquivar sua pesada e temível materialidade” (FOUCAULT, 1966, p.9

  17. How Big of an Effect Do Small Dams Have? Using Geomorphological Footprints to Quantify Spatial Impact of Low-Head Dams and Identify Patterns of Across-Dam Variation.

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    Fencl, Jane S; Mather, Martha E; Costigan, Katie H; Daniels, Melinda D

    2015-01-01

    Longitudinal connectivity is a fundamental characteristic of rivers that can be disrupted by natural and anthropogenic processes. Dams are significant disruptions to streams. Over 2,000,000 low-head dams (dams on geomorphology and ecology are largely untested. Progress for research and conservation is impaired by not knowing the magnitude of low-head dam impacts. Based on the geomorphic literature, we refined a methodology that allowed us to quantify the spatial extent of low-head dam impacts (herein dam footprint), assessed variation in dam footprints across low-head dams within a river network, and identified select aspects of the context of this variation. Wetted width, depth, and substrate size distributions upstream and downstream of six low-head dams within the Upper Neosho River, Kansas, United States of America were measured. Total dam footprints averaged 7.9 km (3.0-15.3 km) or 287 wetted widths (136-437 wetted widths). Estimates included both upstream (mean: 6.7 km or 243 wetted widths) and downstream footprints (mean: 1.2 km or 44 wetted widths). Altogether the six low-head dams impacted 47.3 km (about 17%) of the mainstem in the river network. Despite differences in age, size, location, and primary function, the sizes of geomorphic footprints of individual low-head dams in the Upper Neosho river network were relatively similar. The number of upstream dams and distance to upstream dams, but not dam height, affected the spatial extent of dam footprints. In summary, ubiquitous low-head dams individually and cumulatively altered lotic ecosystems. Both characteristics of individual dams and the context of neighboring dams affected low-head dam impacts within the river network. For these reasons, low-head dams require a different, more integrative, approach for research and management than the individualistic approach that has been applied to larger dams.

  18. Landfill liners from dam reservoir sediments

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    Koś Karolina

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Landfill liners from dam reservoir sediments. Every municipal solid waste landfill has to be properly secured to protect the natural environment from possible leachate. Most often an artificial sealing is used, which is based on a soil liner from cohesive soils (clays, silts. Usability evaluation of bottom sediments from Rzeszowski Reservoir for building these liners was presented in the paper. Sediments from dam reservoirs, gathered as a result of the siltation process, can be a valuable material for earthworks purposes. Determination of their possible ways of usage is important, especially before the planned dredging, because thanks to that this material will not be put on a heap. Based on the analysis of the geotechnical parameters of these sediments it was stated that this material can be preliminary allowed for using in liners.

  19. Augmented Reality to Access Dam Cracks Information

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    Fabiana Frata Furlan Peres

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Augmented reality technology is a tool with great potential for application in several areas, including engineering. During the early phases of the enterprise life cycle, as design and construction, augmented reality has been widely used. Concrete dams, during operation and maintenance phase, require regular inspections as part of the necessary activities to keep their structural safety. Cracks are common pathology in these structures that must be detected, mapped and measured as their evolution may evidence structure compromising, need for maintenance or intervention. In this context this paper aims to present a prototype to access in situ the dam cracks information through the use of augmented reality, thus giving a contribution to the effectiveness and efficiency of inspections

  20. Temporal and spatial distribution of dam failure events in China

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    X.Y.HE; Z.Y.WANG; J.C.HUANG

    2008-01-01

    Reservoirs play a vital role in economic development and flood control.Nevertheless,both human and natural factors may lead to dam failures with catastrophic consequences.Analyzing the data of dam failure events from 1954 to 2003 and using the method of energy spectrum analysis,this paper studies the periodicity of dam failures.The rate of failure of different dam ages is analyzed.The climate is the main factor affecting the rate of dam failure.Climate diagrams are used to analyze the spatial distribution of dam failure events in China.High rate of dam failure occurs with 25-year and 12.5-year periods.The distribution of the percentage of dam failure shows an L-shape as a function of service age.The first 5 years of operation is known as the "infant period",during which,the probability of dam failure is much higher than during any other periods.The failure rate in areas near or north to the 400 mm annual isopluvial line is notably higher than other areas.In areas with high temperature difference among seasons have a high annual average dam failure rate.

  1. Crack status analysis for concrete dams based on measured entropy

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    WU BangBin; WU ZhongRu; CHEN Bo; SU HuaiZhi; BAO TengFei; WANG ShaoWei

    2016-01-01

    The integrity and safety of concrete dams are seriously affected by the existing cracks in dam bodies,and some serious cracks may cause dam failure or disaster.The propagation of cracks in concrete dams is accompanied by changes in energy distribution,which can be represented by changes in the structure's system entropy.Therefore,the entropy theory can be used in analyzing the behavior of dam cracks.Due to the randomness and locality of crack propagation,it is difficult to predict the location of cracks by traditional monitoring methods.To solve this problem,the influence of spatial positions of monitoring points on inspection zones is represented by a weight index,and the weight index is determined by the distance measure method proposed in this paper.Through the weighted linear fusion method,the entropy of multiple monitoring points is obtained for analyzing the behavior of dam cracks in the selected zones.Meanwhile,the catastrophe theory is used as the variation criterion of an entropy sequence in order to predict the instability time of dam cracks.Case studies are put forward on a high arch dam,and the fusion entropy is calculated according to the monitoring data from strain gauges.Results show that the proposed method can effectively predict the occurrence time and location of dam cracks regardless of the layout of monitoring instruments,and it is a new way to analyze the occurrence and propagation of dam cracks.

  2. Dam removal increases American eel abundance in distant headwater streams

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    Hitt, Nathaniel P.; Eyler, Sheila; Wofford, John E.B.

    2012-01-01

    American eel Anguilla rostrata abundances have undergone significant declines over the last 50 years, and migration barriers have been recognized as a contributing cause. We evaluated eel abundances in headwater streams of Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, to compare sites before and after the removal of a large downstream dam in 2004 (Embrey Dam, Rappahannock River). Eel abundances in headwater streams increased significantly after the removal of Embrey Dam. Observed eel abundances after dam removal exceeded predictions derived from autoregressive models parameterized with data prior to dam removal. Mann–Kendall analyses also revealed consistent increases in eel abundances from 2004 to 2010 but inconsistent temporal trends before dam removal. Increasing eel numbers could not be attributed to changes in local physical habitat (i.e., mean stream depth or substrate size) or regional population dynamics (i.e., abundances in Maryland streams or Virginia estuaries). Dam removal was associated with decreasing minimum eel lengths in headwater streams, suggesting that the dam previously impeded migration of many small-bodied individuals (dams may influence eel abundances in headwater streams up to 150 river kilometers distant, and that dam removal may provide benefits for eel management and conservation at the landscape scale.

  3. Will Dam Removal Increase Nitrogen Flux to Estuaries?

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    Arthur J. Gold

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available To advance the science of dam removal, analyses of functions and benefits need to be linked to individual dam attributes and effects on downstream receiving waters. We examined 7550 dams in the New England (USA region for possible tradeoffs associated with dam removal. Dam removal often generates improvements for safety or migratory fish passage but might increase nitrogen (N flux and eutrophication in coastal watersheds. We estimated N loading and removal with algorithms using geospatial data on land use, stream flow and hydrography. We focused on dams with reservoirs that increase retention time at specific points of river reaches, creating localized hotspots of elevated N removal. Approximately 2200 dams with reservoirs had potential benefits for N removal based on N loading, retention time and depth. Across stream orders, safety concerns on these N removal dams ranged between 28% and 44%. First order streams constituted the majority of N removal dams (70%, but only 3% of those were classified as high value for fish passage. In cases where dam removal might eliminate N removal function from a particular reservoir, site-specific analyses are warranted to improve N delivery estimates and examine alternatives that retain the reservoir while enhancing fish passage and safety.

  4. Vegetation - San Felipe Valley [ds172

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    California Department of Resources — This Vegetation Map of the San Felipe Valley Wildlife Area in San Diego County, California is based on vegetation samples collected in the field in 2002 and 2005 and...

  5. Impulsive force of debris flow on a curved dam

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    Chjeng-Lun SHIEH; Chia-Hsien TING; Hung-Wen PAN

    2008-01-01

    Although Sabo dams are an efficient method for river and basin management,traditional Sabo dams have a great impact on ecology and landscape.Moreover,such dams are hit and often damaged by great impulsive force when they block the debris flow.Therefore,alternative shapes for Sabo dam deserve thorough investigation.In this investigation,a curved dam was designed by changing the upstream-dam-surface geometric shape to reduce the impulsive force of the debris flow,with enhanced stability and reduced concrete mass being the anticipated outcomes.In this study,the flume and laboratory facilities simulated the impulsive force of the debris flow to the Sabo dams.Three geometric forms,including vertical,slanted and curved Sabo dams,were used to determine the impulsive force.Impulsive force theories of the debris flow were derived from the momentum equation and the Bernoulli equation.In these,the impulsive force was balanced by the friction force of the Sabo dam and the opposite force of the load cell behind the dam as it was hit by the debris flow.Positive correlations were found when comparing the experimental data with the theoretical results.These findings suggest that our impulsive force theory has predictive validity with regard to the experimental data.The results from both theory and experimental data clearly show that curved dams were sustained less force than the other dams under the same debris flow.This comparison demonstrates the importance of curved geometry for a well-designed Sabo dam.

  6. A climate impact of dam lake and Recep Yazicioglu Gokpinar dam lake sample

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    Ülker Güner BACANLI

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    Full Text Available Dams have both positive and negative effects on the environment. The most important effect can be defined as the regional climate change. In this study, the impact on Denizli city climate of Vali Recep Yazıcıoğlu Gökpınar Dam Lake was determined. In this study, Denizli city meteorological station (maximum, minimum and mean temperatures, total precipitation and wind speed data were used. Before and after from the dam construction; absolute changes are examined. After the dam construction; maximum, minimum and average temperature increase was observed in all months. A rainfall was observed to be increased in January, February and October on after dam construction, but another times was observed to be decreased. The evaporation and wind speed parameter has been little change. Linear regression, the Mann-Kendall and Sen’s Method for trend analysis were used. All techniques considered here consistently reveal that there are upward trend in maximum, minimum and mean temperatures, wind speed, no trend in precipitation and evaporation.

  7. 75 FR 39166 - Safety Zone; San Francisco Giants Baseball Game Promotion, San Francisco, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; San Francisco Giants Baseball Game... Bay off San Francisco, CA in support of the San Francisco Giants Baseball Game Promotion. This safety... Giants will sponsor the San Francisco Giants Baseball Game Promotion on July 16, 2010, on the...

  8. 78 FR 21403 - Notice of Inventory Completion: San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program, San Francisco, CA

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    ... NAGPRA Program, c/o Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San...: Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of... NAGPRA Program, c/o Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San...

  9. 76 FR 55796 - Safety Zone; TriRock Triathlon, San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; TriRock Triathlon, San Diego Bay, San Diego.... Basis and Purpose Competitor Group is sponsoring the TriRock Triathlon, consisting of 2000 swimmers....T11-431 Safety Zone; TriRock Triathlon, San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA. (a) Location. The limits of...

  10. 76 FR 45693 - Safety Zone; San Diego POPS Fireworks, San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; San Diego POPS Fireworks, San Diego, CA... temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of San Diego Bay in support of the San Diego POPS Fireworks... Diego, CA; telephone (619) 278- 7262, e-mail Shane.E.Jakcson@uscg.mil . If you have questions on viewing...

  11. 78 FR 38584 - Safety Zone; San Diego Symphony Summer POPS Fireworks 2013 Season, San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; San Diego Symphony Summer POPS Fireworks 2013 Season, San Diego, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary final rule. SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of San Diego Bay in support of the San Diego...

  12. 76 FR 75908 - Notice of Inventory Completion: The University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA

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    ... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: The University of California, San Diego, San Diego... California on behalf of the University of California, San Diego, have completed an inventory of human remains... contact the University of California, San Diego. Disposition of the human remains and associated funerary...

  13. 77 FR 42647 - Safety Zone: San Diego Symphony POPS Fireworks; San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone: San Diego Symphony POPS Fireworks; San Diego, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary final rule. SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of San Diego Bay in support of the San Diego Symphony POPS...

  14. 75 FR 77756 - Safety Zone; San Diego Parade of Lights Fireworks, San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; San Diego Parade of Lights Fireworks, San Diego, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary final rule. SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone upon the navigable water of the San Diego Bay in San Diego, CA in support of the two...

  15. The San Bernabe power substation; La subestacion San Bernabe

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    Chavez Sanudo, Andres D. [Luz y Fuerza del Centro, Mexico, D. F. (Mexico)

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    The first planning studies that gave rise to the San Bernabe substation go back to year 1985. The main circumstance that supports this decision is the gradual restriction for electric power generation that has been suffering the Miguel Aleman Hydro System, until its complete disappearance, to give priority to the potable water supply through the Cutzamala pumping system, that feeds in an important way Mexico City and the State of Mexico. In this document the author describes the construction project of the San Bernabe Substation; mention is made of the technological experiences obtained during the construction and its geographical location is shown, as well as the one line diagram of the same [Espanol] Los primeros estudios de planeacion que dieron origen a la subestacion San Bernabe se remontan al ano de 1985. La circunstancia principal que soporta esta decision es la restriccion paulatina para generar energia que ha venido experimentando el Sistema Hidroelectrico Miguel Aleman, hasta su desaparicion total, para dar prioridad al suministro de agua potable por medio del sistema de bombeo Cutzamala, que alimenta en forma importante a la Ciudad de Mexico y al Estado de Mexico. En este documento el autor describe el proyecto de construccion de la subestacion San Bernabe; se mencionan las experiencias tecnologicas obtenidas durante su construccion y se ilustra su ubicacion geografica, asi como un diagrama unifilar de la misma

  16. Spiders from Fernando de Noronha, Brazil: part II. proposal of a new genus and description of three new species of jumping spiders (Araneae, Salticidae Aranhas de Fernando de Noronha, Brasil: parte II. proposição de um gênero novo e descrição de três espécies novas de papa-moscas (Araneae, Salticidae

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    Gustavo R. S. Ruiz

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The new genus Matagaia is proposed to include the newly described M. chromatopus sp. nov. from Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, state of Pernambuco, Brazil. In addition, Corythalia insularis sp. nov. and Neonella noronha sp. nov. are also described from this locality. The synanthropic Hasarius adansoni (Audouin, 1826 and Menemerus bivittatus (Dufour, 1831 are also recorded from the Archipelago.O novo gênero Matagaia é proposto para incluir M. chromatopus sp. nov., aqui descrita, do Arquipélago de Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco, Brasil. Além desta espécie, Corythalia insularis sp. nov. e Neonella noronha sp. nov. também são descritas para a mesma localidade. As espécies sinantrópicas Hasarius adansoni (Audouin, 1826 e Menemerus bivittatus (Dufour, 1831 também são registradas para o arquipélago.

  17. Seismic performance evaluation of concrete gravity dams

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    Yamaguchi, Y.; Sasaki, T.; Kanenawa, K. [Public Works Research Institute, Tsukuba City (Japan); Hall, R.; Yule, D. [United States Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS (United States); Matheu, E. [Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA (United States); Chudgar, A. [United States Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC (United States)

    2004-07-01

    This paper addresses technical issues related to seismic design practices and current evaluation methods in Japan and the United States. Nonlinear analysis procedures can identify the ultimate capacity of existing concrete dams, taking into account the most critical nonlinear phenomena controlling the response. A numerical model of a non-overflow monolith of Koyna Dam, subject to earthquake motion, is used as a case study to compare the different approaches for seismic evaluation of concrete gravity dams currently employed in the two countries. The complexity of nonlinear analysis procedures and the scarcity of appropriate calibration strategies force analysts to frequently interpret results using their own judgment. It was concluded that the influence of the input parameters and ground excitation on the nonlinear dynamic response should be investigated in order to identify the most critical conditions. It was also suggested that methodologies for qualitative damage estimation based on results from linear analyses could be used to develop a systematic assessment tool and reference framework for the adequate interpretation of results. 14 refs., 2 tabs., 13 figs.

  18. A Spanish Borderlands Community: San Antonio.

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    Teja, Jesus F. de la

    2000-01-01

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

  19. Simulating dam-breach flood scenarios of the Tangjiashan landslide dam induced by the Wenchuan Earthquake

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    X. Fan

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Floods from failures of landslide dams can pose a hazard to people and property downstream, which have to be rapidly assessed and mitigated in order to reduce the potential risk. The Tangjiashan landslide dam induced by the Mw = 7.9 2008 Wenchuan earthquake had impounded the largest lake in the earthquake affected area with an estimated volume of 3 × 108 m3, and the potential catastrophic dam breach posed a serious threat to more than 2.5 million people in downstream towns and Mianyang city, located 85 km downstream. Chinese authorities had to evacuate parts of the city until the Tangjiashan landslide dam was artificially breached by a spillway, and the lake was drained. We propose an integrated approach to simulate the dam-breach floods for a number of possible scenarios, to evaluate the severity of the threat to Mianyang city. Firstly, the physically-based BREACH model was applied to predict the flood hydrographs at the dam location, which were calibrated with observational data of the flood resulting from the artificial breaching. The output hydrographs from this model were inputted into the 1-D–2-D SOBEK hydrodynamic model to simulate the spatial variations in flood parameters. The simulated flood hydrograph, peak discharge and peak arrival time at the downstream towns fit the observations. Thus this approach is capable of providing reliable predictions for the decision makers to determine the mitigation plans. The sensitivity analysis of the BREACH model input parameters reveals that the average grain size, the unit weight and porosity of the dam materials are the most sensitive parameters. The variability of the dam material properties causes a large uncertainty in the estimation of the peak flood discharge and peak arrival time, but has little influence on the flood inundation area and flood depth downstream. The effect of cascading breaches of smaller dams downstream of the Tangjiashan dam was

  20. Do Hydroelectric Dams Mitigate Global Warming? The Case of Brazil's Curuna Dam

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    Fearnside, P.M. [National Institute for Research in the Amazon (INPA), C.P. 478, 69011-970 Manaus, Amazonas (Brazil)

    2005-10-15

    Hydroelectric dams in tropical forest areas emit greenhouse gases, as illustrated by the Curuna dam in the Amazonian portion of Brazil. Emissions include carbon dioxide from decay of the above-water portions of trees that are left standing in the reservoir and methane from soft vegetation that decays under anaerobic conditions on the bottom of the reservoir, especially macrophytes (water weeds) and vegetation that grows in the drawdown zone and is flooded when the reservoir water level rises. Some methane is released from the reservoir surface through bubbling and diffusion, but larger amounts are released from water passing through the turbines and spillway. Methane concentration in the water increases with depth, and the turbines and spillway draw water from sufficient depth to have substantial methane content. In 1990 (13 years after filling), the Curuna Dam emitted 3.6 times more greenhouse gases than would have been emitted by generating the same amount of electricity from oil.

  1. La poética del fragmento y el tercer espacio de la historia en Noticias del Imperio de Fernando del Paso

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    Ibsen, K

    2006-01-01

    Este trabajo propone estudiar los capítulos metatextuales de Noticias del Imperio (1987), versión novelística del Segundo Imperio Mexicano de Fernando del Paso. Aunque la tensión central en la novela radica en la interacción entre los capítulos "históricos" y los monólogos de Carlota, hay lugar en la novela para otras versiones, otras voces, que por su ineludible textualidad nos exigen imaginar un "tercer espacio" discursivo como alternativa. Ya que los narradores de estas secciones son todo...

  2. Enunciación performática y politización estésica en La virgen de los sicarios de Fernando Vallejo

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    Carlos Leonel Cherri

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo se propone leer en La virgen de los sicarios de Fernando Vallejo un conjunto de operaciones performativas que desembocan en una politización artística que entiende la des-alienación como una operación de regeneración sensitiva (afectiva y que ejerce una resistencia al biopoder por medio de una ética respecto de lo viviente, situación paradigmática en el texto de Vallejo pero que también alcanza otras producciones artísticas contemporáneas en Latinoamérica.

  3. El nomadismo latinoamericano o la búsqueda del vínculo con el origen (una reflexión sobre El viaje de Fernando Solanas)

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    Aleksandra Jablonska

    2012-01-01

    En el artículo se analiza El viaje de Fernando Solanas como una película alegórica en que la metáfora del viaje, frecuentemente usada en los cines latinoamericanos, en esta ocasión parece apuntar hacia una reflexión sobre un continente marcado por el colonialismo y el neocolonialismo, sangrientas dictaduras y represión, corrupción generalizada y especulación desmedida. Se trata, en definitiva, de una reflexión sobre la historia que no es de progreso sino de la decadencia y de la fugacidad, un...

  4. De bispo a presidente: a trilha de Fernando Lugo em espaços públicos e midiáticos

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    A pesquisa visa problematizar e produzir conhecimento sobre o modo como o bispo católico e atual presidente paraguaio, Fernando Lugo, é construído nos espaços midiáticos brasileiros, a saber, as revistas semanais Carta Capital, Época, Isto É e Veja, bem como nas significações de intérpretes qualificados da realidade latino-americana, durante o período de maio de 2007 a julho de 2010. Assim, atentamos para aspectos históricos, políticos, culturais, midiáticos e simbólicos, que perpassam a tril...

  5. O Infante D. Fernando de Portugal, senhor de Serpa (1218-1246): história da vida e da morte de um cavaleiro andante

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    Pereira, Armando de Sousa

    1998-01-01

    Durante a primeira metade do século XIII vive-se em Portugal um ambiente de crise, que atinge o seu auge no reinado de Sancho II e na guerra civil que lhe sucedeu, imagem das profundas mutações económicas, sociais e políticas ocorridas num país ainda em construção territorial. Este cenário é aqui percorrido numa perspectiva individual, a do infante D. Fernando, filho do rei Afonso II e senhor da terra de Serpa, que desempenhou papel activo naqueles acontecimentos; estabelecem-se o itinerário ...

  6. Estudo piloto realizado entre profissionais e estudantes da Universidade Fernando Pessoa, sobre o conhecimento das técnicas de identificação humana

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    Pereira, Vítor Daniel Bettencourt Jardim

    2015-01-01

    Projeto de Pós-Graduação/Dissertação apresentado à Universidade Fernando Pessoa como parte dos requisitos para obtenção do grau de Mestre em Medicina Dentária A Medicina Forense tem cada vez mais importância no que diz respeito a questões legais, sociais e emocionais. Esta ciência tem vindo a desenvolver-se ao longo do tempo mas, mesmo assim, reparamos que certas áreas ainda se encontram pouco exploradas, pois representa uma área com grandes vantagens na identificação humana. Existem di...

  7. [The Fernando Henrique Cardoso (FHC) and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Lula) governments and the policy for the civil servant workforce of the Brazilian government].

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    Costa, Nilson do Rosario; Lamarca, Isabel

    2013-06-01

    This article analyzes the configuration of the active civil servant workforce of the Brazilian government during Fernando Henrique Cardoso - FHC - (1995-2002) and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva - Lula - (2003-2010) mandates. The article associates the condition of the workforce of the Brazilian government with the changes in the government coalition. The residual participation of the Ministry of Health (MOH) in the direct provision of public services influenced the downward trend of the federal workforce.The implementation of the Unified Health System (SUS) was strongly affected by the structural adjustment of the workforce at the federal level during the decades of 1990 and 2000.

  8. Don Fernando José López de Cárdenas, descubridor del Arte Rupestre Esquemático (1783)

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    Nieto Gallo, Gratiniano

    2009-01-01

    Fue en 1783 cuando en realidad podemos decir que comienza la Historia del Arte Rupestre esquemático peninsular con el descubrimiento que de él hizo don Fernando José López de Cárdenas, en la Peña Escrita y en La Batanera de Fuencaliente, noticia de la que dio puntual referencia al Conde de Floridablanca con quien mantenía correspondencia regular en su calidad de pensionado que era de S.M. para colaborar en la recogida de minerales para el Real Gabinete de Historia Natural.

  9. Enunciación performática y politización estésica en La virgen de los sicarios de Fernando Vallejo

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    Carlos Leonel Cherri

    2013-01-01

    El presente trabajo se propone leer en La virgen de los sicarios de Fernando Vallejo un conjunto de operaciones performativas que desembocan en una politización artística que entiende la des-alienación como una operación de regeneración sensitiva (afectiva) y que ejerce una resistencia al biopoder por medio de una ética respecto de lo viviente, situación paradigmática en el texto de Vallejo pero que también alcanza otras producciones artísticas contemporáneas en Latinoamérica.

  10. Don Fernando José López de Cárdenas, descubridor del Arte Rupestre Esquemático (1783

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    Gratiniano NIETO GALLO

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Fue en 1783 cuando en realidad podemos decir que comienza la Historia del Arte Rupestre esquemático peninsular con el descubrimiento que de él hizo don Fernando José López de Cárdenas, en la Peña Escrita y en La Batanera de Fuencaliente, noticia de la que dio puntual referencia al Conde de Floridablanca con quien mantenía correspondencia regular en su calidad de pensionado que era de S.M. para colaborar en la recogida de minerales para el Real Gabinete de Historia Natural.

  11. Assessment model of dam operation risk based on monitoring data

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    2007-01-01

    Although the dams produce remarkable social and economic benefits,the threat made by unsafe dams to the life and property of people who live in the lower river area is un-negligible.Based on the monitoring data which reflect the safety condition of dams,the risk degree concept is proposed and the analysis system and model for evaluating risk degree (rate) are established in this paper by combining the reliability theory and field monitoring data.The analysis method for risk degree is presented based on Bayesian approach.A five-grade risk degree system for dam operation risk and corresponding risk degree is put forward according to the safety condition of dams.The operation risks of four cascade dams on some river are analyzed by the model and approach presented here and the result is adopted by the owner.

  12. Convair Astronautics, San Diego (California

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    1960-05-01

    Full Text Available Este brillante y espectacular complejo industrial se ha creado especialmente para la investigación y fabricación de cohetes intercontinentales y vehículos del espacio de las Fuerzas Aéreas de los EE. UU., en las proximidades de San Diego y cerca del campo de pruebas de Sycamore Canyon.

  13. Predicting surfacing internal erosion in moraine core dams

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    2010-01-01

    Dams that comprise broadly and widely graded glacial materials, such as moraines, have been found to be susceptible to internal erosion, perhaps more than dams of other soil types. Internal erosion washes out fine-grained particles from the filling material; the erosion occurs within the material itself or at an interface to another dam zone, depending on the mode of initiation. Whether or not internal erosion proceeds depend on the adequacy of the filter material. If internal erosion is allo...

  14. Environmental impacts of increased hydroelectric development at existing dams

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    Railsback, S. F. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Cada, G. F. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Petrich, C. H. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Sale, M. J. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Shaakir-Ali, J. A. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Watts, J. A. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Webb, J. W. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

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    This report describes the environmental impacts of a proposed U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiative to promote the development of hydropower resources at existing dams. Hydropower development at existing dams has, in general, fewer impacts than development of additional fossil-fueled resources or hydropower at new dams, although potential cumulative impacts of developing multiple hydropower projects have not been explicitly addressed. Environmental review of project impacts and mitigation needs can ensure that additional hydropower development at existing dams can provide a renewable resource with fewer impacts than alternative resources.

  15. Stochastic Boundary Element Analysis of Concrete Gravity Dam

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    张明; 吴清高

    2002-01-01

    Stochastic boundary integral equations for analyzing large structures are obtained from the partial derivatives of basic random variables. A stochastic boundary element method based on the equations is developed to solve engineering problems of gravity dams using random factors including material parameters of the dam body and the foundation, the water level in the upper reaches, the anti-slide friction coefficient of the dam base, etc. A numerical example shows that the stochastic boundary element method presented in this paper to calculate the reliability index of large construction projects such as a large concrete gravity dam has the advantages of less input data and more precise computational results.

  16. Dam operations affect route-specific passage and survival of juvenile Chinook salmon at a main-stem diversion dam

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    Perry, Russell W.; Kock, Tobias J.; Couter, Ian I; Garrison, Thomas M; Hubble, Joel D; Child, David B

    2016-01-01

    Diversion dams can negatively affect emigrating juvenile salmon populations because fish must pass through the impounded river created by the dam, negotiate a passage route at the dam and then emigrate through a riverine reach that has been affected by reduced river discharge. To quantify the effects of a main-stem diversion dam on juvenile Chinook salmon in the Yakima River, Washington, USA, we used radio telemetry to understand how dam operations and river discharge in the 18-km reach downstream of the dam affected route-specific passage and survival. We found evidence of direct mortality associated with dam passage and indirect mortality associated with migration through the reach below the dam. Survival of fish passing over a surface spill gate (the west gate) was positively related to river discharge, and survival was similar for fish released below the dam, suggesting that passage via this route caused little additional mortality. However, survival of fish that passed under a sub-surface spill gate (the east gate) was considerably lower than survival of fish released downstream of the dam, with the difference in survival decreasing as river discharge increased. The probability of fish passing the dam via three available routes was strongly influenced by dam operations, with passage through the juvenile fish bypass and the east gate increasing with discharge through those routes. By simulating daily passage and route-specific survival, we show that variation in total survival is driven by river discharge and moderated by the proportion of fish passing through low-survival or high-survival passage routes.

  17. Uma cifra três vezes alheia: o alheamento poético, editorial e tradutório no Livro do Desassossego, de Fernando Pessoa

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    Ana Paula de Bortoli

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to think about Fernando Pessoa’s Book of Disquiet, focusing on three forms of estrangement: the poetics of estrangement, the editorial estrangement and the translation as a kind of estrangement. The first one will be considered  through  the reading of In the Forest of Estrangement, a text that carries the concept in  its  title and differs from the rest of the fragments. The second one will be considered from the point of view of  the discourses of the different organizers, editors and translators, the “others” that play an “author-role” in the process of republishing the book. The last part brings the English version In the Forest of Estrangement by Richard Zenith (1999, in order to discuss his fidelity intentions in contrast with the text’s transformations. In tension with this book, published and republished after the author’s death, a private signature remains: the cipher L. do D., which Fernando Pessoa used to classify the texts that belonged to a book kept  unpublished until his death and that was composed such as life.

  18. Le dévoiement moral dans la littérature de la Renaissance : Fernando de Rojas au miroir de Ludovic Arioste

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    Alessandro Leiduan

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Cet article se propose de relever les points de convergence possibles entre La Celestina de Fernando de Rojas et La Lena de l’Arioste. L’analyse des deux œuvres met en lumière l’affleurement, au sein du théâtre italien et du théâtre espagnol du XVIe siècle, d’une réflexion sur le rapport de l’homme au Mal, sur les causes qui peuvent l’amener à se pervertir, à choisir de se mettre volontairement hors la loi, réflexion qui a conduit à légitimer pleinement le rapprochement, souvent évoqué, mais insuffisamment argumenté, des deux pièces.Questo articolo si propone di mettere in luce i punti di convergenza possibili tra La Celestina di Fernando de Rojas e La Lena dell’Ariosto. L’analisi delle due opere ha messo in evidenza l’emergenza, nel teatro italiano e spagnolo del cinquecento, di una riflessione sul rapporto dell’uomo al Male, sulle cause che possono indurre l’essere umano a corrompersi, a scegliere volontariamente di vivere al di fuori di ogni legge, riflessione che ha permesso di legittimare l’accostamento, spesso proposto, ma mai dimostrato, tra le due opere.

  19. Las olas embravecidas. La antropología propugnada en El engaño de las razas de Fernando Ortiz

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    Lastra de Matías, Gilles

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The following paper approaches Fernando Ortiz’s thought through his book El engaño de las razas (1946. The cuban author proposes an anthropology free from the distinctive and discriminatory criterion of races, free from the use of the word “race”. This work, which implies a decidedly critical conception of history, is linked to the reflection on “transculturation”, and in a certain extent, a continuation of it.

    El siguiente artículo estudia el pensamiento de Fernando Ortiz a través de su libro El engaño de las razas (1946. El autor cubano asienta las bases de una antropología libre del criterio distintivo y discriminatorio de las razas, libre del uso de la palabra “raza”. Esta obra, que supone una concepción plenamente crítica de la historia, resulta inseparable de la reflexión sobre la “transculturación”, y en cierta medida, la prolonga.

  20. Los Voluntarios de Fernando VII de Ciudad de México. ¿Baluarte de la capital y confianza del reino?

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    Ruiz de Gordejuela Urquijo, Jesús

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This research aims to approach Fernando VII’s Urban Militia Volunteers in Mexico City, firstly as shock troops in the coup of September 16, 1808 and two years later as a safe keeper in the viceregal capital until its dissolution on the eve of Mexican independence. Thanks to unpublished primary sources we have been able to delve into the life of this controversial military body marked by scandals and serious internal problems and discover if it really was the bulwark of the capital and the credibility of the kingdom as Viceroy Calleja, his colonel, intended.La presente investigación pretende acercarnos a la milicia urbana de los Voluntarios de Fernando VII de ciudad de México, en un primer momento como cuerpo de choque en el golpe de Estado del 16 de septiembre de 1808 y dos años después como garante de la seguridad de la capital virreinal hasta su disolución en vísperas de la independencia mexicana. Gracias a fuentes primarias inéditas hemos podido adentrarnos en la vida de este polémico cuerpo militar jalonado de escándalos y graves problemas internos y descubrir si realmente fueron el baluarte de la capital y la confianza del reino tal y como pretendió su coronel el virrey Calleja.

  1. Elementos poéticos de um conto de Caio Fernando Abreu e sua tradução para a língua inglesa

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    Lara Souto Santana

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Caio Fernando Abreu (1948-1996 tem sua obra composta predominantemente por contos. Este artigo pretende analisar os aspectos poéticos que perpassam um deles: “Sem Ana, blues”, publicado no livro Os dragões não conhecem o paraíso em 1988 e verificar de que forma sua tradução para língua inglesa – “Blues without Ana” –, feita por David Treece e publicada no livro Dragons... em 1990 na Inglaterra, foi apresentada ao leitor do conto na língua citada. Tais elementos fazem a narrativa ser mais que uma história sobre solidão. Lembramos ainda que nossas observações se darão sempre sob ponto de vista de leitores do texto em língua portuguesa. Palavras-chave: Sem Ana, Blues, Blues without Ana, Caio Fernando Abreu, tradução, Poesia.

  2. Autorretrato y viaje interior en el ensayo literario colombiano del siglo XX: Fernando González y Hernando Téllez

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    Efrén Giraldo

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available El artículo considera el autorretrato y el viaje interior, procedimientos introducidos por Michel de Montaigne, en dos escritores colombianos del siglo xx: Hernando Téllez y Fernando González. Se observan las estrategias de autofiguración y construcción de un relato que examina la propia vida, para mostrar la confluencia en ambos autores de una tradición de diarios y escrituras confesionales que se cruza con la crítica, la meditación, el fragmento y el ensayo. Se pretende señalar, con los casos estudiados, la importancia que los procesos de autofiguración tienen a la hora de indagar en la dimensión estética del género ensayístico en Colombia.This article considers self-portrait and inner journey, strategies created by Michel de Montaigne, in two representative XXth century Colombian writers: Fernando González and Hernando Téllez. It is intended to examine strategies in self figuration and narrative about the own life, in order to show the confluence of a tradition related to diaries and confessional writing, intersected by criticism, meditation, essay and fragment. Finally, the article tries to indicate, in both cases, how important self figuration is, in order to quest for aesthetic dimension of Colombian essay.

  3. Monitoring health in African dams : the Kamburu dam (Kenya) as a test case

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    1981-01-01

    textabstractDams are among the obvious efforts to improve the economic situation in a developing country. They aim at using locally available natural resources. At present they are among the most popular means for promoting socio-economic development. A significant number of these programmes have be

  4. Advanced numerical simulation of collapsible earth dams

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    De Farias, M.M.; Cordao Neto, M.P. [Brasilia Univ., Federal District (Brazil). Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2010-12-15

    This paper discussed a systematic methodology for the hydromechanical coupled numerical analysis of earth dams constructed with unsaturated collapsible soil. Every design stage was considered, including construction, reservoir filling, and advance of saturation front until the steady-state flow condition is attained. A transient analysis of safety factors applicable to 3-dimensional conditions was presented, giving consideration to unsaturated materials and the interrelation between hydraulic and mechanical phenomena by solving equilibrium and continuity conditions at the same time. The finite element method was used to formulate equilibrium and continuity conditions for both soil skeleton and pore water, which necessitated a realistic mechanical model for the stress-strain-suction relation in unsaturated porous material and adequate constitutive models related to water flow and storage, giving special consideration to imposing appropriate boundary conditions for each simulation stage. The methodology was applied to the analysis of earth dams composed of soils at optimum, dry of optimum, and mixed compaction conditions. The dry section simulated dams constructed using poorly compacted, dry material, which are prone to collapse. By strategically placing the optimum materials in the areas of the earth fill that are most stressed, the mixed section could be designed less expensively with the same or better performance as the homogenous section at optimum conditions. The coupled analysis provides a higher safety factor than uncoupled analysis and a realistic picture of end-of-construction pore pressure distribution. The simulation of reservoir filling and saturation front advance permitted clear identification of the initialization, development, and evolution of internal failure mechanisms. 21 refs., 6 tabs., 19 figs.

  5. Quasi-stable Slope-Failure Dams in High Asia

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    Shroder, J. F.

    2010-12-01

    Collapses of steep mountain slopes in the Himalaya, Karakoram, Pamir, Hindu Kush, and Tibetan Plateau are well known as a result of:(1) generally high seismicity in active tectonic areas; (2) prior deglaciation leaving undercut, unstable cliffs; (3) present-day debuttressing of rock cliffs by glacial down-wasting in conditions of global warming; and (4) degradation of permafrost cohesion and water-ice cementation in high mountain slopes. Landslide dams across mountain rivers are also well known worldwide and generally do not endure for long because of the common landslide-lake outburst floods (LLOF) whose discharge is commonly sufficiently large to remove much of the dam in a short time. A number of massive slope-failure dams in south High Asia, however, have endured for centuries and require explanations for the length of duration, whereas recent examples require robust assessment for better predictive hazard analysis. Three main factors contribute to longevity of slope-failure dams: (1) mega-rocks >15-30 m that inhibit dam failure in overflow breaches; (2) mega-porosity wherein incoming discharge to the landslide lake is balanced by subterranean water through-flow within the landslide dam; (3) impermeable clay fills caused by remobilization of prior lacustrine-dammed sediment that impart dam strength to allow lasting integrity for a time, and (4) climate-change induced lake-level lowering. Several examples of long-lived or unusually stable, slope-failure dams associated with pronounced structural/tectonic associations include: (1) Pangong Tso, Ladakh and Tibet; (2) Lake Shewa, Afghanistan; (3) Sarez Lake, Tajikistan; and (4) Lake Hunza, Pakistan. Pangong Tso and Lake Shewa were emplaced thousands of years ago and only Lake Shewa shows some instability of the dam front where percolating water maintains lake level but may be causing new slumping. Sarez Lake behind the Usoi landslide dam was emplaced by an earthquake in 1911 and maintains its level by seepage. Lake

  6. Evaluation Model of Life Loss Due to Dam Failure

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    Huang, Dongjing

    2016-04-01

    Dam failure poses a serious threat to human life, however there is still lack of systematic research on life loss which due to dam failure in China. From the perspective of protecting human life, an evaluation model for life loss caused by dam failure is put forward. The model building gets three progressive steps. Twenty dam failure cases in China are preferably chosen as the basic data, considering geographical location and construction time of dams, as well as various conditions of dam failure. Then twelve impact factors of life loss are selected, including severity degree of flood, population at risk, understanding of dam failure, warning time, evacuation condition, number of damaged buildings, water temperature, reservoir storage, dam height, dam type, break time and distance from flood area to dam. And through principal component analysis, it gets four principal components consisting of the first flood character principle component, the second warning system principle component, the third human character principle component and the fourth space-time impact principle component. After multivariate nonlinear regression and ten-fold validation in combination, the evaluation model for life loss is finally established. And the result of the proposed model is closer to the true value and better in fitting effect in comparison with the results of RESCDAM method and M. Peng method. The proposed model is not only applied to evaluate life loss and its rate under various kinds of dam failure conditions in China, but also provides reliable cause analysis and prediction approach to reduce the risk of life loss.

  7. Earthquake safety assessment of concrete arch and gravity dams

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    Lin Gao; Hu Zhiqiang

    2005-01-01

    Based on research studies currently being carried out at Dalian University of Technology, some important aspects for the earthquake safety assessment of concrete dams are reviewed and discussed. First, the rate-dependent behavior of concrete subjected to earthquake loading is examined, emphasizing the properties of concrete under cyclic and biaxial loading conditions. Second, a modified four-parameter Hsieh-Ting-Chen viscoplastic consistency model is developed to simulate the rate-dependent behavior of concrete. The earthquake response of a 278m high arch dam is analyzed, and the results show that the strain-rate effects become noticeable in the inelastic range. Third, a more accurate non-smooth Newton algorithm for the solution of three-dimensional frictional contact problems is developed to study the joint opening effects of arch dams during strong earthquakes. Such effects on two nearly 300m high arch dams have been studied. It was found that the canyon shape has great influence on the magnitude and distribution of the joint opening along the dam axis. Fourth, the scaled boundary finite element method presented by Song and Wolf is employed to study the dam-reservoir-foundation interaction effects of concrete dams. Particular emphases were placed on the variation of foundation stiffness and the anisotropic behavior of the foundation material on the dynamic response of concrete dams. Finally, nonlinear modeling of concrete to study the damage evolution of concrete dams during strong earthquakes is discussed. An elastic-damage mechanics approach for damage prediction of concrete gravity dams is described as an example. These findings are helpful in understanding the dynamic behavior of concrete dams and promoting the improvement of seismic safety assessment methods.

  8. The World Commission on Dams + 10: Revisiting the Large Dam Controversy

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    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The World Commission on Dams (WCD was an experiment in multi-stakeholder dialogue and global governance concerned with a subject area – large dams – that was fraught with conflict and controversy. The WCD Report, Dams and Development: A New Framework for Decision-Making, was published in 2000 and accompanied by hopes that broad-based agreements would be forged on how to better manage water and energy development. Ten years later, this special issue of Water Alternatives revisits the WCD and its impacts, exploring the question: Is the WCD still relevant? The editorial team and the Guest Editors of this special issue of Water Alternatives have selected a range of 20 papers, 6 viewpoints, and 4 book reviews that help to illustrate the evolution in the dams debate. The goal of this special issue is to examine the influence and the impacts of the WCD on the dam enterprise, in general, and on the policies and practices of key stakeholders and institutions, and on the development outcomes for affected communities and environments, in particular. In this introduction, the Guest Editors provide an overview of the special issue, exploring the new drivers of dam development that have emerged during the last decade, including climate change and new financiers of dams, and describing the themes emerging from this diverse set of papers and viewpoints. This special issue demonstrates the need for a renewed multi-stakeholder dialogue at multiple levels. This would not be a redo of the WCD, but rather a rekindling and redesigning of processes and forums where mutual understanding, information-sharing, and norm-setting can occur. One of the most promising developments of the last decade is the further demonstration, in case studies described here, that true partnership amongst key stakeholders can produce transformative resource-sharing agreements, showing that many of the WCD recommendations around negotiated decision making are working in practice. We hope

  9. Minimum Reservoir Water Level in Hydropower Dams

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    Sarkardeh, Hamed

    2017-07-01

    Vortex formation over the intakes is an undesirable phenomenon within the water withdrawal process from a dam reservoir. Calculating the minimum operating water level in power intakes by empirical equations is not a safe way and sometimes contains some errors. Therefore, current method to calculate the critical submergence of a power intake is construction of a scaled physical model in parallel with numerical model. In this research some proposed empirical relations for prediction of submergence depth in power intakes were validated with experimental data of different physical and numerical models of power intakes. Results showed that, equations which involved the geometry of intake have better correspondence with the experimental and numerical data.

  10. Hovercraft drill probes Saraji tailings dam

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    In early operations at BHP-Utah's Saraji Mine in central Queensland, quantities of coking coal were pumped into the tailings dam because the preparation plant's flotation circuit was unable to handle ultra-fines. A reverse circulating drilling rig mounted on a hovercraft was used to recover 22 samples (representing 9 metres of tailings from 11 x 8 x 0.09 metre cores) in an investigation into whether the tailings can now be treated economically. 1 fig.

  11. Thermal effects of dams in the Willamette River basin, Oregon

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    Rounds, Stewart A.

    2010-01-01

    Methods were developed to assess the effects of dams on streamflow and water temperature in the Willamette River and its major tributaries. These methods were used to estimate the flows and temperatures that would occur at 14 dam sites in the absence of upstream dams, and river models were applied to simulate downstream flows and temperatures under a no-dams scenario. The dams selected for this study include 13 dams built and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) as part of the Willamette Project, and 1 dam on the Clackamas River owned and operated by Portland General Electric (PGE). Streamflows in the absence of upstream dams for 2001-02 were estimated for USACE sites on the basis of measured releases, changes in reservoir storage, a correction for evaporative losses, and an accounting of flow effects from upstream dams. For the PGE dam, no-project streamflows were derived from a previous modeling effort that was part of a dam-relicensing process. Without-dam streamflows were characterized by higher peak flows in winter and spring and much lower flows in late summer, as compared to with-dam measured flows. Without-dam water temperatures were estimated from measured temperatures upstream of the reservoirs (the USACE sites) or derived from no-project model results (the PGE site). When using upstream data to estimate without-dam temperatures at dam sites, a typical downstream warming rate based on historical data and downstream river models was applied over the distance from the measurement point to the dam site, but only for conditions when the temperature data indicated that warming might be expected. Regressions with measured temperatures from nearby or similar sites were used to extend the without-dam temperature estimates to the entire 2001-02 time period. Without-dam temperature estimates were characterized by a more natural seasonal pattern, with a maximum in July or August, in contrast to the measured patterns at many of the tall dam sites

  12. Fernando Savater, Ethics Urgency

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    2012-01-01

    .... In the three parts of the book, Savater debate on current issues that give answers to questions that arise, such as what are the ethical and political issues that concern young people and teenagers today...

  13. Fernando Savater, Ethics Urgency

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    Carolina Tovar Torres

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The Ethics of Urgency Book Society presents author's dialogue with high school students and teachers. In the three parts of the book, Savater debate on current issues that give answers to questions that arise, such as what are the ethical and political issues that concern young people and teenagers today? How moral alternatives they reason? What new challenges posed by the Internet and social networks? among others...

  14. The Sierra Nevada-San Joaquin Hydrologic Observatory (SNSJHO): A WATERS Network Test Bed

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    Fisher, J.; Meng, X.; Rice, R.; Butler, C.; Molotch, N.; Harmon, T. C.; Bales, R.

    2007-12-01

    A mountain-to-valley virtual hydrologic observatory in Central California provides a focus for data and information in support of hydrologic research, a testbed for prototype measurement systems, and guidance for development of measurement and cyber infrastructure in an actual observatory. The multiple rivers and watersheds making up the 60,000 km2 greater San Joaquin drainage are physically disconnected by mountain-front dams that provide flood control, hydropower, seasonal water delivery and recreation. However, the mountain and valley portions are institutionally connected in multiple ways. For example, each year the winter snowpack and watershed conditions determine the magnitude of annual runoff. Errors in snowpack measurements and runoff forecasts have huge economic implications for valley water users. Second, valley flood control, water quality, irrigation demand and hydropower operations have a very strong interest in influencing mountain watershed management. The broader aim of the Sierra Nevada-San Joaquin Hydrologic Observatory is to build research infrastructure and promote research for improving the knowledge base for sound hydrologic management in the Sierra Nevada, San Joaquin Valley and across the Western U.S. In the Sierra Nevada the current focus is on developing spatially distributed instrument clusters that, when blended with remotely sensed data, will improve water balance closure from hillslope to watershed scales. Five instrument clusters at or just above the rain-snow transition are in place and under development. In the San Joaquin Valley, the focus is on sensor systems for observing fertilizer application rates in agriculture, groundwater-surface water exchanges in rivers, and flow and mixing in the confluence zones between the main stem San Joaquin and tributary Merced Rivers. A common digital library and analysis framework further links the mountain and valley portions of the virtual observatory (see https://eng.ucmerced.edu/dev00/snsjno).

  15. Dynamic decision making for dam-break emergency management – Part 2: Application to Tangjiashan landslide dam failure

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    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Tangjiashan landslide dam, which was triggered by the Ms = 8.0 Wenchuan earthquake in 2008 in China, threatened 1.2 million people downstream of the dam. All people in Beichuan Town 3.5 km downstream of the dam and 197 thousand people in Mianyang City 85 km downstream of the dam were evacuated 10 days before the breaching of the dam. Making such an important decision under uncertainty was difficult. This paper applied a dynamic decision-making framework for dam-break emergency management (DYDEM to help rational decision in the emergency management of the Tangjiashan landslide dam. Three stages are identified with different levels of hydrological, geological and social-economic information along the timeline of the landslide dam failure event. The probability of dam failure is taken as a time series. The dam breaching parameters are predicted with a set of empirical models in stage 1 when no soil property information is known, and a physical model in stages 2 and 3 when knowledge of soil properties has been obtained. The flood routing downstream of the dam in these three stages is analyzed to evaluate the population at risk (PAR. The flood consequences, including evacuation costs, flood damage and monetized loss of life, are evaluated as functions of warning time using a human risk analysis model based on Bayesian networks. Finally, dynamic decision analysis is conducted to find the optimal time to evacuate the population at risk with minimum total loss in each of these three stages.

  16. Major Dams of the United States - Direct Download

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This map layer portrays major dams of the United States, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The map layer was created by extracting dams 50 feet or...

  17. Numerical Modeling of Sliding Stability of RCC dam

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    Mughieda, O.; Hazirbaba, K.; Bani-Hani, K.; Daoud, W.

    2017-06-01

    Stability and stress analyses are the most important elements that require rigorous consideration in design of a dam structure. Stability of dams against sliding is crucial due to the substantial horizontal load that requires sufficient and safe resistance to develop by mobilization of adequate shearing forces along the base of the dam foundation. In the current research, the static sliding stability of a roller-compacted-concrete (RCC) dam was modelled using finite element method to investigate the stability against sliding. A commercially available finite element software (SAP 2000) was used to analyze stresses in the body of the dam and foundation. A linear finite element static analysis was performed in which a linear plane strain isoperimetric four node elements was used for modelling the dam-foundation system. The analysis was carried out assuming that no slip will occur at the interface between the dam and the foundation. Usual static loading condition was applied for the static analysis. The greatest tension was found to develop in the rock adjacent to the toe of the upstream slope. The factor of safety against sliding along the entire base of the dam was found to be greater than 1 (FS>1), for static loading conditions.

  18. Safety of Italian dams in the face of flood hazard

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    Bocchiola, Daniele; Rosso, Renzo

    2014-09-01

    Most rivers in Italy are segmented by dams that need rehabilitation because of (1) safety requirements by increasingly risk-averse societies, (2) changes in the downstream river and riparian system after dams building, (3) poor initial design at the time of completion and (4) modified priorities of watershed management. Safe design of flood spillways is a major concern, and requires to cope with low frequency flood hazard. One must estimate flood figures with high return periods (R ⩾ 1000-10,000 years) but statistical methods involve large uncertainties because of the short length of the available records. This paper investigates the return period of the design flood of existing spillways RS of large dams in Italy. We used re-normalized flood frequency approach and regionalization using the Generalized Extreme Value distribution. The estimation of the site specific index flood is carried out by simple scaling with basin area at the regional level. The result show that 55% (245) of the 448 examined dams are equipped by spillway with RS > 10,000; and 71% (315) of the dams have RS > 1000. Conversely, 29% (130) of the dams display RS routing may dampen the outflow hydrograph, but one should carefully account for the need of achieving accurate dam safety assessment of these dams based on site specific investigations, also accounting for global change forcing.

  19. Research advance in safety analysis methods for high concrete dam

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    REN; QingWen; XU; LanYu; WAN; YunHui

    2007-01-01

    High tensile stresses occurred in high concrete dams and in their foundation lead to the growing importance of their safety with the increase of concrete dam height.Without any exiting specification or successful experiences of concrete dams up to 300 m at home and abroad for reference,experts feel obliged to figure out how to perform safety analysis on high concrete dam.This paper involves the main contents and mechanical features of the safety analysis on high concrete dam and shows the current state and progress of the analysis methods.For the insufficiency and problems existing in normative methods,study on modern numerical method such as finite element method must be strengthened to find out the stress control criterion which is in accordance with the methods.Two aspects of the safety analysis of high dam--local damage from material level and integral destruction from structure level--should be considered.For the local damage,we should consider the non-homogeneity of material and strengthen the research of meso-damage mechanics.While for integral destruction of the system of high dam and its foundation,a study on non-strength theory should receive enough concerns.Further,attention should be paid to the research on the failure modes and criterions of high concrete dam failure analysis and safety evaluation,and the effect of uncertainty and classification of safety should be considered too.

  20. Measures of struggle against appearance of cracks in earth dams

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    Ibraeva Yulia

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The article describes a method calculation of the basic parameters of the transverse rows of pile of simple printed or precast dam. As well, in this article have been shown all the necessary formulas for this calculation and have been proposed solutions to prevent cracking in the dams.

  1. Geophysical methods for the assessment of earthen dams

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    Dams and levees are an integral part of the fluvial system in watersheds. Their stability is of utmost concern to the Nation and to those directly impacted should failure occur. There are some 88,000 dams and 110,000 miles of levees in the USA. Many of those are earthen embankments and structures su...

  2. 33 CFR 117.705 - Beaver Dam Creek.

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    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Beaver Dam Creek. 117.705 Section 117.705 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY BRIDGES DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS Specific Requirements New Jersey § 117.705 Beaver Dam Creek. The draw of...

  3. 78 FR 7810 - Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group

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    ... Bureau of Reclamation Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: The Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group.... L. 102-575) of 1992. The AMP includes a Federal advisory committee, the AMWG, a technical work...

  4. 75 FR 34476 - Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group

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    2010-06-17

    ... Bureau of Reclamation Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation... Interior (Secretary) is renewing the charter for the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group. The purpose of the Adaptive Management Work Group is to advise and to provide recommendations to the...

  5. 78 FR 21415 - Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group

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    ... Bureau of Reclamation Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: The Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group..., the AMWG, a technical work group, a Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, and...

  6. 77 FR 43117 - Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group

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    ... Bureau of Reclamation Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: The Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group... Federal advisory committee, the AMWG, a technical work group (TWG), a Grand Canyon Monitoring and...

  7. 77 FR 9265 - Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group

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    2012-02-16

    ... Bureau of Reclamation Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: The Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group... Federal advisory committee, the AMWG, a technical work group (TWG), a Grand Canyon Monitoring and...

  8. Institutionalizing the option of dam removal: the New Hampshire initiative.

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    Lindloff, S D

    2003-01-01

    For two years, the State of New Hampshire has worked to institutionalize the option of dam removal. The high gradient streams that flow through the granite hills and mountains of this small northeastern state provided ideal conditions for dam construction, particularly during America's Industrial Revolution of the 1800s when mills were constructed throughout the area. With more than 4,800 dams in the state's database, there are many opportunities for the removal of dams that no longer serve a useful purpose, have become a public safety hazard and impact the river environment. Efforts to facilitate removal of dams in New Hampshire include the formation of a River Restoration Task Force and the creation of a dam removal program within the state agency responsible for regulating dams. This has led to the removal of two dams in the past year, with approximately ten additional projects in various stages of planning. A history of this agency-led initiative, as well as a discussion of the program's strengths, challenges and goals for the future are presented.

  9. How to manage the cumulative flood safety of catchment dams

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    Sep 15, 2008 ... Sustainable Law and Engineering Group, Centre for Accounting, Governance and Sustainability, ... associated with small-dam safety and practical feedback from ... catchment dams nor the supervision over the management of .... same time in an extreme design flood event of only 1-in-200 ..... These guide-.

  10. Will the Three Gorges Dam Stand The Test of Time?

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    @@ Netizens have collected several ar-ticles about the flood-control capacity of the Three Gorges Dam. In these articles, its capacity was differently described as tackling flooding "once-in-10,000-years" "once-in- l,O00-years" or "once-in-a-century" Can you give the specifics of the flood control capacity of the dam?

  11. INTRODUCTION All earth dams in their natural state experience ...

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    Earth Dam constructed within the Precambrian Basement Complex terrain of Southwestern Nigeria. The study was aimed at ... The 2-D resistivity structure revealed that the core of the dam embankment is .... within the rain forest region of Nigeria. The ..... (citrus Sinensis Osbeck) Stored at Ambient Tropical Condition. 251.

  12. Protagonistas destacados en la historia de la Sanidad Militar española: Fernando Weyler y Laviña Distinguished Protagonists in the history of the Spanish Medical service: Fernando Weyler y Laviña

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    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Fernando Weyler y Laviña (1808-1879, fue un eminente médico militar, doctor en cirugía, académico, botánico y notable escritor, que quizá ha sido oscurecido por la gran personalidad de su hijo Valeriano -capitán general del Ejército Español, entre otros cargos militares y civiles- pero su trayectoria profesional, intelectual y científica no desmerece para nada frente a la de su hijo, a pesar de haber sido algo olvidado por la historia. Weyler nació en plena Guerra de la Independencia, una de las épocas más convulsas de nuestra nación, teniendo que realizar sus estudios primarios en Montpellier, trasladándose posteriormente a Barcelona, ciudad en la que terminaría el Bachillerato e iniciaría sus estudios de Medicina, simultaneándolos con los realizados en París. Una vez obtenidos los títulos de licenciatura, en 1829, y el doctorado en 1831, ingresa, por oposición en el Cuerpo de Sanidad Militar. Su trayectoria castrense fue brillante iniciándola en Palma de Mallorca y posteriormente, a petición propia, en Filipinas, regresando a la Península por enfermedad, donde pasó a ejercer de Profesor de la Plana Mayor del Ejército de Cataluña. Participó en múltiples operaciones militares durante la Guerra Carlista entre los años 1838 y 1840, siendo merecedor de diferentes condecoraciones por su destacado comportamiento. Desarrolló una importante labor en el Hospital Militar de Mallorca de Palma, pasando en 1850 a ser jefe de Sanidad Militar de las Islas Baleares. En 1859 fue nombrado jefe de Sanidad del Cuerpo de Observación sobre las costas de África, pasando a Ceuta y participando en la batalla de Wad-Ras. En 1863 fue nombrado inspector en comisión del personal y hospitales de Melilla, pasando posteriormente a Palma de Mallorca para seguir encargándose del Servicio de la Subinspección de las Islas Baleares. En 1869 fue promovido al empleo de inspector médico, con destino como jefe de Sanidad Militar de Cataluña. En

  13. Seepage problem in Papan dam and the treatment

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    Sharghi, A. [JTMA Co., Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Palassi, M. [Tehran Univ. (Iran, Islamic Republic of). Dept. of Civil Engineering

    2003-07-01

    The Papan dam in the Krygyz Republic is 97 metres high. It is located in the Osh Oblast, within a narrow and steep sided gorge on the Ak-Bura River, approximately 20 kilometres south of the City of Osh. The impoundment of the dam revealed large inflows of water to the downstream dam through the upper half of the dam and through the joints in the right abutment. A number of options were considered before a treatment method was selected. The causes of the leakage were poor grouting, and joints and fissures in the abutment. The remedial process involved the use of a plastic concrete cutoff wall extended from the crest of the dam to a depth of approximately 70 metres, in addition to the use of a grouting curtain in the right abutment. 2 figs.

  14. Sediment settling in the Latian Dam in Iran

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    Farhang BEHRANGI; Mohammad Ali BANIHASHEMI; Shayesteh MAHANI; Mohammad Reza RAHMANIAN

    2014-01-01

    Among the difficulties that influence future dam operations, reservoir sedimentation is the most problematic for engineers. This study predicted the amount and pattern of sedimentation for use in estimation of the useful lifespan of reservoirs and identification of optimal locations for outlets and intakes at the initial stages of dam design. Hydrographic surveys of different dams can provide better insight into this phenomenon. Latian Dam in Iran has conducted hydrographic surveys during 7 time periods. The amount and process of sedimentation in this reservoir were determined, and predictions of distribution of sediments were validated by well-known, common methods. The formation of a delta in the reservoir was investigated for different time periods after operation. Future problems due to the impacts of sedimentation on dam operation and the useful lifespan of the reservoir were predicted. In addition, the study results may be used for developing empirical methods to predict sedimentation patterns in other reservoirs.

  15. Management of dam safety at BC Hydro: the database tool

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    Oswell, Terry [BC Hydrom Burnaby, (Canada)

    2010-07-01

    BC Hydro has a wide range of dams, which raises a wide range of issues at many unique sites. A dam safety database was developed in 2000 to deal with the complexity and volume of information provided by deficiency investigations and surveillances. The database contains all documented deficiencies and non-conformances identified in the past 10 years. It records the risk ratings assigned to each issue. This paper described the implementation of the database tool, from the characterization of a dam safety issue to the use of the database itself. The dam safety database is now a key tool in managing the dam safety program at BC Hydro and has been useful for the last 10 years or so in prioritizing the program of deficiency investigations and capital projects. The development of a process to rate non-conformances is currently under study and will be implemented soon to aid in more efficient prioritization of maintenance activities.

  16. Modeling Experiment of Break of Debris-Flow Dam

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    CHENG Zunlan; GENG Xueyong; DANG Chao; LIU Jingjing

    2007-01-01

    Glaciers are extensively developed in the southwest of Tibet and the moraines are widely distributed with large depth. Large-scale debris flows are often reported which blocked rivers and formed dams. In this paper, seven large debris flows in four valleys are discussed, among which five dams developed. 13 sets of experiments have been conducted in laboratory to simulate the formation and failure of the dam. Finally, a model of dam failure is proposed and a formula is established to calculate the flood discharge:Q = kbhhk/T (B)/LG0.41, where bk is the outlet width of the dam atthe original water level, ht the erosive depth, T the time fromoverflow to final state of failure, the average width of lake; L thelength of the lake, and G the total potential energy of the water inthe lake.

  17. Dam Inventory - DAMS_1996_EPA_IN: Inventory of Dams in Indiana, Derived from EPA BASINS (United States Environmental Protection Agency, Point Shapefile)

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — DAMS_1996_EPA_IN is a point shapefile developed by the USEPA BASINS 3.0 program and clipped by Bernardin, Lochmueller and Associates. Clips were performed using the...

  18. Channel evolution on the dammed Elwha River, Washington, USA

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    Draut, A.E.; Logan, J.B.; Mastin, M.C.

    2011-01-01

    Like many rivers in the western U.S., the Elwha River, Washington, has changed substantially over the past century in response to natural and human forcing. The lower river is affected by two upstream dams that are slated for removal as part of a major river restoration effort. In preparation for studying the effects of dam removal, we present a comprehensive field and aerial photographic analysis of dam influence on an anabranching, gravel-bed river. Over the past century with the dams in place, loss of the upstream sediment supply has caused spatial variations in the sedimentary and geomorphic character of the lower Elwha River channel. Bed sediment is armored and better sorted than on the naturally evolving bed upstream of the dams. On time scales of flood seasons, the channel immediately below the lower dam is fairly stable, but progresses toward greater mobility downstream such that the lowermost portion of the river responded to a recent 40-year flood with bank erosion and bed-elevation changes on a scale approaching that of the natural channel above the dams. In general, channel mobility in the lowest 4 km of the Elwha River has not decreased substantially with time. Enough fine sediment remains in the floodplain that – given sufficient flood forcing – the channel position, sinuosity, and braiding index change substantially. The processes by which this river accesses new fine sediment below the dams (rapid migration into noncohesive banks and avulsion of new channels) allow it to compensate for loss of upstream sediment supply more readily than would a dammed river with cohesive banks or a more limited supply of alluvium. The planned dam removal will provide a valuable opportunity to evaluate channel response to the future restoration of natural upstream sediment supply.

  19. Check dam and polyacrylamide performance under simulated stormwater runoff.

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    Kang, Jihoon; McCaleb, Melanie M; McLaughlin, Richard A

    2013-11-15

    High levels of turbidity and fine suspended sediments are often found in stormwater discharges from construction sites even when best management practices (BMPs) for sediment control are in place. This study evaluated turbidity reduction by three check dam types: 1) rock check dam representing a standard BMP, 2) excelsior wattle representing a fiber check dam (FCD), and 3) rock check dam wrapped with excelsior erosion control blanket (rock + excelsior ECB) representing an alternative FCD. Three check dams (all same type) were installed in a lined, 24-m ditch on a 5-7% slope and three consecutive simulated stormwater flows were run in the ditch. Additional tests were performed by adding granular polyacrylamide (PAM) on the check dams in the same manner using two sediment sources differing in clay content. Without PAM treatment, significantly higher effluent turbidity (>900 nephelometric turbidity units (NTU)) exited the ditch with rock check dams than with excelsior wattles or rock + excelsior ECBs (dam types was in the order of excelsior wattle > rock + excelsior ECB > rock check dam, indicating better water pooling behind the wattle. The PAM treatment reduced turbidity substantially (>75% relative to no PAM treatment) for all check dam types and it was very effective in excelsior wattles (<57 NTU) and rock + excelsior ECBs (<90 NTU) even during the third storm event. This study demonstrates that the passive treatment of runoff with PAM on FCDs (or rock + excelsior ECB) in construction site ditches can be very effective for sediment retention and turbidity reduction.

  20. Geophysical Investigations at Hidden Dam, Raymond, California Flow Simulations

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    Minsley, Burke J.; Ikard, Scott

    2010-01-01

    Numerical flow modeling and analysis of observation-well data at Hidden Dam are carried out to supplement recent geophysical field investigations at the site (Minsley and others, 2010). This work also is complementary to earlier seepage-related studies at Hidden Dam documented by Cedergren (1980a, b). Known seepage areas on the northwest right abutment area of the downstream side of the dam was documented by Cedergren (1980a, b). Subsequent to the 1980 seepage study, a drainage blanket with a sub-drain system was installed to mitigate downstream seepage. Flow net analysis provided by Cedergren (1980a, b) suggests that the primary seepage mechanism involves flow through the dam foundation due to normal reservoir pool elevations, which results in upflow that intersects the ground surface in several areas on the downstream side of the dam. In addition to the reservoir pool elevations and downstream surface topography, flow is also controlled by the existing foundation geology as well as the presence or absence of a horizontal drain in the downstream portion of the dam. The current modeling study is aimed at quantifying how variability in dam and foundation hydrologic properties influences seepage as a function of reservoir stage. Flow modeling is implemented using the COMSOL Multiphysics software package, which solves the partially saturated flow equations in a two-dimensional (2D) cross-section of Hidden Dam that also incorporates true downstream topography. Use of the COMSOL software package provides a more quantitative approach than the flow net analysis by Cedergren (1980a, b), and allows for rapid evaluation of the influence of various parameters such as reservoir level, dam structure and geometry, and hydrogeologic properties of the dam and foundation materials. Historical observation-well data are used to help validate the flow simulations by comparing observed and predicted water levels for a range of reservoir elevations. The flow models are guided by, and

  1. San Pascual (1991) Año XXVIII, n. 284

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    Pérez, María Dolores, O.S.C. (Directora)

    1991-01-01

    Editorial. Documento de la Santa sede. San Pascual y la Virgen de Gracia. Nueva revista dedicada a San Pascual. Adoración nocturna. Desde la clausura. Vida en el santuario de San Pascual. Orden Franciscana. Coplas a San Pascual Baylón. San Pascual en el arte. Rutas pascualinas. A l'ombra del claustre.

  2. San Pascual (1991) Año XXVIII, n. 284

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    1991-01-01

    Editorial. Documento de la Santa sede. San Pascual y la Virgen de Gracia. Nueva revista dedicada a San Pascual. Adoración nocturna. Desde la clausura. Vida en el santuario de San Pascual. Orden Franciscana. Coplas a San Pascual Baylón. San Pascual en el arte. Rutas pascualinas. A l'ombra del claustre.

  3. Safety and coping strategy for high dam under complex natural conditions

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    Niu Xinqiang

    2012-01-01

    In respect to current situation and new challenges for high dam construction in China, safety problems are an- alyzed for high dam construction under complex natural conditions such as high elevation, cold area, high seismic inten- sity, large-seale landslide and high dam and huge reservoirs with dam types such as concrete surface rock-fill, asphalt concrete core, roller compacted concrete (RCC) arch dam and so on. From several aspects, including risk response measures for high dam, strengthening safety awareness for high dam design and construction, improving high dam con- struetion technique, intelligent dam safety management system based on IT, developing dam rehabilitation and mainte- nance technologies, useful dam safety and coping strategy is proposed.

  4. EFECTOS PSICOSOCIALES Y CULTURALES DEL DESPLAZAMIENTO. MARTHA NUBIA BELLO, ELENA MARTÍN CARDINAL Y FERNANDO JIOVANI ARIAS (EDITORES. UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA, DIVISIÓN DE EXTENSIÓN: PIUPC; SANTAFE DE BOGOTÁ, 2000

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    Leila Lima

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available A través de los editores, Martha Nubia Bello, Elena Martín Cardinal y Fernando Jiovani Arias, varios autorizados/as autores/as nos entregan interesantes artículos, sobre los efectos psicosociales y culturales del Desplazamiento forzado en Colombia.

  5. Fernando Bouza Álvarez, «Dásele licencia y privilegio». Don Quijote y la aprobación de libros en el Siglo de Oro

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    Full Text Available Review of Fernando Bouza Álvarez, «Dásele licencia y privilegio». Don Quijote y la aprobación de libros en el Siglo de Oro, Akal, Madrid, 2012, 256 pp. ISBN: 978-84-460-3228-1.

  6. The Political Ecology of Chinese Large Dams in Cambodia: Implications, Challenges and Lessons Learnt from the Kamchay Dam

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    Giuseppina Siciliano

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Given the opportunities offered by foreign investment in energy infrastructure mostly by Chinese firms, the Government of Cambodia is giving high priority to developing hydropower resources for reducing energy poverty and powering economic growth. Using a “Political ecology of the Asian drivers” framework, this paper assesses China’s involvement in the development of large dams’ in Cambodia and its impacts on the access of natural resources such as water and energy by dam builders, local communities and the government. This analysis is based on 61 interviews and 10 focus group discussions with affected communities, institutional actors, Chinese dam builders and financiers in relation to the first large Chinese dam built in Cambodia: the Kamchay dam. Based on the results of the analysis this paper makes recommendations on how to improve the planning, implementation and governance of future large dams in Cambodia.

  7. El Manifiesto de Fernando Chueca Goitia. Algunas consideraciones en torno a la autoría del manifiesto de La Alhambra

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    Martínez González, Javier

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    Full Text Available The Manifesto of the Alhambra (1953 is among the most remarkable texts in the historiography of 20th-century Spanish architecture. This status has made it the subject of several studies, none of which has carefully addressed the question of its authorship. Although the Manifesto was signed by 24 Spanish architects, one of them –Fernando Chueca Goitia– considered himself to be its author. So, to whom should the text really be attributed: to the 24 signatories, or to only one of them? By studying Chueca Goitia’s career and through a careful analysis of both the composition and content of the text, this article attempts to show the role played by Fernando Chueca Goitia in the genesis of the Manifesto of the Alhambra, and the extent to which he could claim authorship of the text.El Manifiesto de la Alhambra (1953 es uno de los textos más singulares de la historiografía arquitectónica española del siglo XX. Esta condición le ha hecho objeto de diversos estudios, ninguno de los cuales ha llegado a abordar con detenimiento la cuestión de su autoría. Aunque el Manifiesto venía firmado por veinticuatro arquitectos españoles, uno de ellos –Fernando Chueca Goitia– lo consideró siempre como obra suya. Entonces, ¿a quién debe atribuirse realmente el texto? ¿A los veinticuatro firmantes, o a uno solo de ellos? El estudio de la trayectoria e intereses del arquitecto e historiador español y, principalmente, el análisis detenido de la composición y contenido del texto, permite establecer el papel que Chueca Goitia desempeñó en la génesis del Manifiesto de la Alhambra, y valorar en qué medida y hasta qué punto pudo considerarlo una obra suya.

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    California Department of Resources — This is the Biological Observation Database point layer representing baseline observations of sensitive species (as defined by the MSCP) throughout San Diego County....

  9. Stability of earth dam with a vertical core

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    Orekhov Vyacheslav Valentinovich

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Earth dam with impervious element in the form of asphaltic concrete core is currently the most promising type of earth dams (due to simple construction technology and universal service properties of asphaltic concrete and is widely used in the world. However, experience in the construction and operation of high dams (above 160 m is not available, and their work is scarcely explored. In this regard, the paper discusses the results of computational prediction of the stress-strain state and stability of a high earth dam (256 m high with the core. The authors considered asphaltic concrete containing 7 % of bitumen as the material of the core. Gravel was considered as the material of resistant prisms. Design characteristics of the rolled asphaltic concrete and gravel were obtained from the processing of the results of triaxial tests. The calculations were performed using finite element method in elastoplastic formulation and basing on the phased construction of the dam and reservoir filling. The research shows, that the work of embankment dam with vertical core during filling of the reservoir is characterized by horizontal displacement of the lower resistant prism in the tailrace and the formation of a hard wedge prism descending along the core in the upper resistant prism. The key issue of the safety assessment is to determine the safety factor of the overall stability of the dam, for calculation of which the destruction of the earth dam is necessary, which can be done by reducing the strength properties of the dam materials. As a results of the calculations, the destruction of the dam occurs with a decrease in the strength characteristics of the materials of the dam by 2.5 times. The dam stability depends on the stability of the lower resistant prism. The destruction of its slope occurs on the classical circular-cylindrical surface. The presence of a potential collapse surface in the upper resistant prism (on the edges of the descending wedge does

  10. 33 CFR 165.1102 - Security Zone; Naval Base Point Loma; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA.

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    ... Loma; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA. 165.1102 Section 165.1102 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST... Guard District § 165.1102 Security Zone; Naval Base Point Loma; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA. (a) Location. The following area is a security zone: The water adjacent to the Naval Base Point Loma, San Diego...

  11. Estimating Snow Budget of Karaj Dam Reservoir

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    Manijeh G. Tali

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: Most of the cold period precipitation of Karaj Basin falls in the form of snow. This snow and its run off are important to the dam and the local needs such as agriculture and the drinking water of Tehran. But due to the scarcity and in some elevations the lack of weather stations, measuring this snow cover and its run off is difficult. We have decided to estimate the amount of this snow cover by using surrogate methods such as satellite images of MODIS and temperature thresholds. Approach: To estimate the snow water budget of the Karaj Dam Reservoir Basin, first a temperature threshold of 3° Celsius was defined according to the analysis of daily temperature and precipitation values of Nesa station during 1960-2000. The elevation of this temperature was as low as 1590 m in February and 5734 m in August. During each month the melting snow was computed over the area between 3 and zero degrees Celsius and precipitation below zero degrees was considered as permanent snow cover. The precipitation of areas above 3° was computed as rain. Using this temperature threshold and the DEM map of the basin we estimated the snow cover and snow melt water of the basin. The snow cover area on the MODIS images was estimated and compared with that computed from temperature threshold. Both methods gave relatively similar results. At the end the snow melt water of the whole cold period was calculated and added up to estimate the total snow water budget. Results: The results showed that during the study months most (67.7% of the precipitation comes in the form of snow. And most of this snow (97.5% melts during months March and onward. Its monthly distributions are 3.8% in March, 22.7% in April and 71% in May. The total snow water entering the dam was about 181.73 million cubic meters. Conclusion: The comparison of the results from temperature thresholds with the MODIS images snow cover showed very little and negligible discrepancy. Therefore, this

  12. Physical, chemical, and biological data for detailed study of irrigation drainage in the San Juan River area, New Mexico, 1993-94, with supplemental data, 1991-95

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    Thomas, C.L.; Lusk, J.D.; Bristol, R.S.; Wilson, R.M.; Shineman, A.R.

    1997-01-01

    In response to increasing concern about the quality of irrigation drainage and its potential effects on fish, wildlife, and human health, the U.S. Department of the Interior formed an interbureau task group to prepare a plan for investigating water- quality problems on irrigation projects sponsored by the Department of the Interior. The San Juan River area in northwestern New Mexico was one of the areas designated for study. Investigators collected water, bottom-sediment, soil, and biological samples at more than 50 sites in the San Juan River area during 1993-94. Sample sites included (1) sites located within Department of the Interior irrigation project service areas, or areas that receive drainage from irrigation projects; (2) reference sites for comparison with irrigation project sites; and (3) sites located within the reach of the San Juan River from Navajo Dam to 10 miles downstream from the dam. The types of habitat sampled included the main stem of the San Juan River, backwater areas adjacent to the San Juan River, tributaries to the San Juan River, ponds, seeps, irrigation-delivery canals, irrigation-drainage canals, a stock tank, and shallow ground water. The types of media sampled included water, bottom sediment, soil, aquatic plants, aquatic invertebrates, amphibians, and fish. Semipermeable-membrane devices were used as a surrogate medium to sample both air and water in some instances. Sample measurements included concentrations of major ions, trace elements, organochlorine pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls, polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbon compounds, and stable isotopes of hydrogen and oxygen. This report presents tables of physical, chemical, and biological data collected for the U.S. Department of the Interior National Irrigation Water-Quality Program. Additionally, supplemental physical, chemical, and biological data collected in association with the Navajo Indian Irrigation Project are presented.

  13. 77 FR 57494 - Safety Zone; Fleet Week Fireworks, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 Safety Zone; Fleet Week Fireworks, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco... will enforce the safety zone for the Fleet Week Fireworks in the Captain of the Port, San Francisco...'' W (NAD83) for the Fleet Week Fireworks in 33 CFR 165.1191, Table 1, item number 25. This safety...

  14. 78 FR 10062 - Safety Zone; Sea World San Diego Fireworks, Mission Bay; San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Sea World San Diego Fireworks, Mission Bay; San Diego, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary final rule. SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of Mission Bay in support of the Sea World San Diego...

  15. 77 FR 42649 - Safety Zone: Sea World San Diego Fireworks, Mission Bay; San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone: Sea World San Diego Fireworks, Mission Bay; San Diego, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary final rule. SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is... rule, call or email Petty Officer David Varela, Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego...

  16. 77 FR 60899 - Safety Zone; Sea World San Diego Fireworks, Mission Bay; San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Sea World San Diego Fireworks, Mission Bay; San Diego, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary final rule. SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of Mission Bay in support of the Sea World San Diego...

  17. 77 FR 42638 - Safety Zone: Sea World San Diego Fireworks, Mission Bay; San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone: Sea World San Diego Fireworks, Mission Bay; San Diego, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary final rule. SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of Mission Bay in support of the Sea World San Diego...

  18. 78 FR 29025 - Sea World San Diego Fireworks 2013 Season; Mission Bay, San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Sea World San Diego Fireworks 2013 Season; Mission Bay, San Diego, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary final rule. SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of Mission Bay in support of the Sea World San Diego...

  19. 76 FR 46352 - Approval of Noise Compatibility Program for San Diego International, San Diego, CA

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    ... Federal Aviation Administration Approval of Noise Compatibility Program for San Diego International, San Diego, CA AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice . SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by San Diego Regional...

  20. 78 FR 77597 - Safety Zone; Allied PRA-Solid Works, San Diego Bay; San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Allied PRA-Solid Works, San Diego Bay; San Diego, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary final rule. SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the San Diego Bay in support of a fireworks...