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  1. Critical analysis of the daylight saving time; Analisis critico al horario del verano

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    Romero Paredes Rubio, Hernando [Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana Ciudad-Ixtapalapa, Mexico, D.F., (Mexico)

    2001-07-01

    The critical analysis is presented as a synthesis of the problem untied since the implementation of the daylight saving time. The often related history is retaken to introduce the reader into the context of the causes of a such program. The geometric aspect of the solar trajectories is discussed and the length of the day as a function of the latitude and the time of the year to have technical elements for the time displacement in a certain region. The technical implementation of the daylight saving time based on three elements is justified: time of dawn and the decline (length of the day), national economic motivation and tourism industry. Stands out that although the daylight saving time schedule has a set of social and economic benefits it is not centered in the individual but in the society as a whole. The errors in handling the information and the misinformation are pointed out as the main causes of the controversy, the discord and the political manipulation of competing groups. [Spanish] El analisis critico se presenta como una sintesis del problema desatado desde la implementacion del horario de verano. La historia muchas veces contada se retoma para introducir al lector en el contexto de las causas de un tal programa. Se discute el aspecto geometrico de las trayectorias solares y la longitud del dia como una funcion de la latitud y de la epoca del ano para tener elementos tecnicos para el desplazamiento horario en una region determinada. Se justifica la implementacion tecnica del horario de verano en funcion de tres elementos: hora de alba y del ocaso (longitud del dia), motivacion economica nacional e industria turistica. Se destaca que si bien el horario de verano tiene un conjunto de beneficios sociales y economicos no se centra en el individuo sino en la sociedad en su conjunto. Se senalan los errores de manejo de la informacion y la desinformacion como los principales causantes de la polemica, el desacuerdo y la manipulacion politica de grupos

  2. Analysis of the astronomical elements and its impact in the daylight saving time in Mexico; Analisis de los elementos astronomicos y su repercusion en el horario de verano en Mexico

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    Rodriguez Torres, Juan M; Navarrete Padilla, Roberto [Universidad de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Guanajuato (Mexico)

    2000-07-01

    The analysis of the denominated daylight time is presented in Mexico, starting from the consideration of the astronomical elements that they determine the conformation of the day. In a principle we contemplates that only variable but along the process others were included that are decisive of the process of this change in the time. With the above-mentioned like reference is contemplated the analyses starting from the following general variable: a) astronomical variable, b) economic variable c) variable bio-environmental. The analysis for the astronomical part is developed starting from including the elements that determine the concept by day Astronomical and Civil day and its starting from statements and approaches outlined by the official sources and the bio-environmental (in specific the biological rhythms) for some results of investigators' studies in the matter. [Spanish] Se presenta el analisis del denominado Horario de Verano (H. de V.) en Mexico, a partir de la consideracion de los elementos astronomicos que determinan la conformacion del dia. En un principio se contemplo esa unica variable pero a lo largo del proceso se incluyeron otras que son determinantes del proceso de cambio en el tiempo. Con lo anterior como referencia se contempla el analisis a partir de las siguientes variables generales: a) variable astronomica, b) variable bio-ambiental c) variable economica. El analisis de la parte astronomica se desarrolla a partir de incluir los elementos que determinan el concepto de dia Astronomico y dia Civil y su relacion, por otro lado la parte economica se revisa a partir de afirmaciones y criterios planteados por las fuentes oficiales y la bio-ambiental (en especifico los ritmos biologicos) por algunos resultados de estudios de investigadores en la materia.

  3. Value of travel time savings

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    Le Masurier, P.; Polak, J.; Pawlak, Janet

    2015-01-01

    A team of specialist market researchers and Value of Time experts comprising members from SYSTRA, Imperial College London and the Technical University of Denmark has conducted a formal audit and peer review of research undertaken by Arup/ITS Leeds/Accent to derive Value of Travel Time Savings...... Preference (RP) models that were used to derive final Values of Travel Time (VTT). This report contains the findings of our audit and peer review of the procedures adopted by the research team during data collection of the three surveys (SP, RP and Employers Surveys); a peer review of the reported approach...

  4. Estimated time of arrival and debiasing the time saving bias.

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    Eriksson, Gabriella; Patten, Christopher J D; Svenson, Ola; Eriksson, Lars

    2015-01-01

    The time saving bias predicts that the time saved when increasing speed from a high speed is overestimated, and underestimated when increasing speed from a slow speed. In a questionnaire, time saving judgements were investigated when information of estimated time to arrival was provided. In an active driving task, an alternative meter indicating the inverted speed was used to debias judgements. The simulated task was to first drive a distance at a given speed, and then drive the same distance again at the speed the driver judged was required to gain exactly 3 min in travel time compared with the first drive. A control group performed the same task with a speedometer and saved less than the targeted 3 min when increasing speed from a high speed, and more than 3 min when increasing from a low speed. Participants in the alternative meter condition were closer to the target. The two studies corroborate a time saving bias and show that biased intuitive judgements can be debiased by displaying the inverted speed. Practitioner Summary: Previous studies have shown a cognitive bias in judgements of the time saved by increasing speed. This simulator study aims to improve driver judgements by introducing a speedometer indicating the inverted speed in active driving. The results show that the bias can be reduced by presenting the inverted speed and this finding can be used when designing in-car information systems.

  5. Household savings behaviour in crisis times

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    Carin van der Cruijsen; Jakob de Haan; David-Jan Jansen; Robert Mosch

    2011-01-01

    We analyze whether households' savings behaviour was affected by adverse experiences during the crisis and knowledge about banking supervision. Using a survey among Dutch households, we find that both factors have affected the allocation of savings. Individuals whose bank went bankrupt or received government support during the crisis gather more information about banks and saving instruments and are more likely to have savings at several banks. Respondents with better knowledge about banking ...

  6. Inferring Saving in Training Time From Effect Size Estimates

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    Burright, Burke

    2000-01-01

    .... Students' time saving represents a major potential benefit of using them. This paper fills a methodology gap in estimating the students' timesaving benefit of asynchronous training technologies...

  7. Do You Automate? Saving Time and Dollars

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    Carmichael, Christine H.

    2010-01-01

    An automated workforce management strategy can help schools save jobs, improve the job satisfaction of teachers and staff, and free up precious budget dollars for investments in critical learning resources. Automated workforce management systems can help schools control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve employee satisfaction.…

  8. Saving Money and Time with Virtual Server

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    Sanders, Chris

    2006-01-01

    Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 consistently proves to be worth its weight in gold, with new implementations thought up every day. With this product now a free download from Microsoft, scores of new users are able to experience what the power of virtualization can do for their networks. This guide is aimed at network administrators who are interested in ways that Virtual Server 2005 can be implemented in their organizations in order to save money and increase network productivity. It contains information on setting up a virtual network, virtual consolidation, virtual security, virtual honeypo

  9. Investigating the distribution of the value of travel time savings

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    Fosgerau, Mogens

    2006-01-01

    The distribution of the value of travel time savings (VTTS) is investigated employing various nonparametric techniques to a large dataset originating from a stated choice experiment. The data contain choices between a fast and more expensive alternative and a slow and less expensive alternative....... Increasing the implicit price of time leads to an increased share of respondents who decline to pay to save time. But a significant proportion of respondents, 13%, remain willing to pay to save time at the highest price of time in the design. This means that the right tail of the VTTS distribution...

  10. Valuation of travel time savings in viewpoint of WTA.

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    Shao, Chang-Qiao; Liu, Yang; Liu, Xiao-Ming

    2014-01-01

    In order to investigate the issues in measurement of value of travel time savings (VTTS), the willingness-to-accept (WTA) for the private car owner is studied by using surveyed data. It is convincing that trip purpose, trip length, time savings, cost savings, income, and allowance from employee have effects on the WTA. Moreover, influences of these variables are not the same for different trip purposes. For commuting trips, effects of income and allowance from employee are significant while time savings and cost savings are dominated for leisure and shopping trips. It is also found that WTA is much higher than expected which implies that there are a group of drivers who are not prone to switching to other trip modes other than passenger car.

  11. Consumption and Savings of First Time House Owners

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    Ejarque, João; Leth-Petersen, Søren

    We characterize savings behavior around the point of the first house purchase. Using a panel data set with income and wealth information on Danish first-time house owners we document that households save for the down payment, mortgage to the limit, run down liquid assets at purchase, and adjust...

  12. Effects of daylight savings time changes on stock market volatility.

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    Berument, M Hakan; Dogan, Nukhet; Onar, Bahar

    2010-04-01

    The presence of daylight savings time effects on stock returns and on stock volatility was investigated using an EGARCH specification to model the conditional variance. The evidence gathered from the major United States stock markets for the period between 1967 and 2007 did not support the existence of the daylight savings time effect on stock returns or on volatility. Returns on the first business day following daylight savings time changes were not lower nor was the volatility higher, as would be expected if there were an effect.

  13. EFFECTIVE SAVINGS IN PRODUCTION TIMES AND COST

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    time periods. 2.EXPERIMENTAL PROCEDURE. Materials. The following experiments were conducted in polyester resin matrix. (containing. 65% styrene) using hydroquinone as inhibitor; dimethyl aniline as accelerator and benzoyle peroxide as catalyst (see tables 1-6). Test Method. Six different tests were conducted each ...

  14. EFFECTIVE SAVINGS IN PRODUCTION TIMES AND COST

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    controlling arm in production [4]. A minute error in the accelerator-to-resin percentage quantity required to achieve this purpose can ... tremendous wastes by way of down-time periods during handlay-up processes where applications of a second coat of resin would have to wait for the already applied coat to cure, And, in ...

  15. Daylight Saving Time Transitions and Road Traffic Accidents

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    Tuuli Lahti

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Circadian rhythm disruptions may have harmful impacts on health. Circadian rhythm disruptions caused by jet lag compromise the quality and amount of sleep and may lead to a variety of symptoms such as fatigue, headache, and loss of attention and alertness. Even a minor change in time schedule may cause considerable stress for the body. Transitions into and out of daylight saving time alter the social and environmental timing twice a year. According to earlier studies, this change in time-schedule leads to sleep disruption and fragmentation of the circadian rhythm. Since sleep deprivation decreases motivation, attention, and alertness, transitions into and out of daylight saving time may increase the amount of accidents during the following days after the transition. We studied the amount of road traffic accidents one week before and one week after transitions into and out of daylight saving time during years from 1981 to 2006. Our results demonstrated that transitions into and out of daylight saving time did not increase the number of traffic road accidents.

  16. Issues in the valuation of travel time savings

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    Gissel, Stine

    1998-01-01

    The subject of the paper is the valuation of travel time savings (emanating from investment in transport infrastructure). In the first part of the paper the question is approached within a microeconomic framework. It is discussed if and how the theory can give indications on the relative value...... of travel time elements and on the extrapolation of time values into the future. In the second part of the paper the same questions are investigated on the basis of the results of several empirical studies....

  17. Wilckodontics - A Novel Synergy in Time to Save Time

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    K., Sirisha; M., Srinivas; D., Ravindranath; Gowd, Pratap

    2014-01-01

    The systematic search for improvements in orthodontic therapy is shared by several dental specalities especially periodontics. Rapid orthodontic treatment procedures are now focusing on performing Alveolar Corticotomies (ACS) shortly before the application of orthodontic forces. This method has been suggested to enhance tooth movement and, consequently, reduces orthodontic treatment time as a whole. Thus, this article attempts to review the historical perspective of these therapeutic approaches, discusses the biological reasons underlying its use, mentions its main indications and contraindications and its modifications. PMID:24596806

  18. Freight Transport Time Savings and Organizational Performance: A Systemic Approach

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    Evangelos Sambracos

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper investigates the effect of freight transport time savings (FTTS on the performance of transport consuming companies. In the first part existing methods on FTTS valuation are critically discussed and their limitations are identified. Following, a conceptual model is built introducing an alternative approach for the valuation of FTTS that is based on the system perspective of firms, integrating the disciplines of systems thinking, performance measurement, transport and logistics decision making. Evidence from a Systems Dynamics’ simulation experiment on a retailer suggests that the effect of FTTS on performance depends highly on the structure of the firm's transport related processes and decision making process. Through the development and simulation of several scenarios concerning the reaction of the firm to the FTTS, it is concluded that the value of FTTS is sensitive to the type of the reaction and its time profile.

  19. Thresholds in choice behaviour and the size of travel time savings

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    Obermeyer, Andy; Treiber, Martin; Evangelinos, Christos

    2014-01-01

    Travel time savings are usually the most substantial economic benefit of transport infrastructure projects. However, questions surround whether small time savings are as valuable per unit as larger savings. Thresholds in individual choice behaviour are one reason cited for a discounted unit value for small time savings. We demonstrate different approaches for modelling these thresholds using synthetic and stated choice data. We show that the consideration of thresholds is important, even if t...

  20. Save Time and Money through Chemistry (by Ken Carpenter)

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    Hazari, Al

    1998-01-01

    Useful Chemistry Publishing: Dayton, OH, 1997. 261 pp. Figs. and tables. ISBN: 0965566714. $24.95 (soft cover only). Would you like to learn about the 5 W's of everyday chemistry and chemicals? Who(m) should you see to learn to identify and appraise jewelry? What should you eat for breakfast? When should you get up from your sleep? Where is cholesterol in the human body? Why do pool owners add hydrochloric acid? Then read Save Time and Money through Chemistry, by Ken Carpenter. This book is loaded with practical and useful chemistry information that every person who took chemistry in high school or college wishes he or she had been introduced or exposed to. I know I do.

  1. Telemonitoring of CPAP therapy may save nursing time.

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    Anttalainen, Ulla; Melkko, Sari; Hakko, Sirkka; Laitinen, Tarja; Saaresranta, Tarja

    2016-12-01

    Telemonitoring might enhance continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) adherence and save nursing time at the commencement of CPAP therapy. We tested wireless telemonitoring (ResTraxx Online System®, ResMed) during the habituation phase of the CPAP therapy in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). In total, 111 consecutive OSAS patients were enrolled. After CPAP titration, patients were followed with the telemonitoring (TM, N = 50) or the usual care (UC, N = 61). The TM group used fixed pressure CPAP device with and the UC group similar device without wireless telemonitoring. Patients and study nurses were unblinded. The evaluated end-points were hours of CPAP use >4 h/day, mask leak telemonitoring time was recorded during the habituation phase. CPAP adherence was controlled in the beginning and at the end of the habituation phase and after 1-year of use. TM and UC groups did not differ in terms of patient characteristics. The average length of the habituation phase was 4 weeks in the TM group and fixed 3 months in the UC group. Median nursing time was 39 min (range 12-132 min) in the TM group and shorter compared to that of 58 min (range 40-180 min) (p patient in the UC group. Both treatment groups had high CPAP usage hours (>4 h/day) and the change in usage at the end of the habituation phase did not differ between the groups (p = 0.39). Patients in both groups were equally satisfied with the treatment protocol. CPAP adherence (6.4 h in TM vs. 6.1 h in UC group, p = 0.63) and residual AHI (1.3 in TM vs. 3.2 in UC group, p = 0.04) were good in both groups at 1-year follow-up. Wireless telemonitoring of CPAP treatment could be relevant in closing the gap between the increasing demand and available health-care resources. It may save nursing time without compromising short- or long-term effectiveness of CPAP treatment in OSAS.

  2. A properly adjusted forage harvester can save time and money

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    A properly adjusted forage harvester can save fuel and increase the realizable milk per ton of your silage. This article details the adjustments necessary to minimize energy while maximizing productivity and forage quality....

  3. Intelligent Patient Education: Saving Time and Increasing Nurses Efficiency

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    Rafat Rezapour-Nasrabad

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Background: Patient education completes value chain process in presenting therapy and care services to patients. Thus, it is necessary to use the latest technologies in patients’ education. The present study aims to design an educational software to provide the verified scientific, educational and care data of the patients.Methods: The software is performed in three stages:1-      Formation of databases including the nursing care based on the latest educational and care standards2-      Design an intelligent software to present care education based on nursing process3-      For pilot study, the relevant software is installed on some systems and it is used in at least three hospitals.Results: The mentioned software presents valuable data in accordance to the needs of patients. Some of the advantages of this software include:-          Customization of education as their reading is easier.-          Simplicity of use with software can increase the availability of data for the patients.-          This software helps the nurses to guide the patients to receive the trainings in each stage of care process.Conclusion: Implementation of intelligent education system of patient reduces the frequency of visit to health centers and unnecessary admissions and this effectiveness cost of this system can save time and energy of disabled patients and increase the efficiency of nurses.

  4. Impact of Extended Daylight Saving Time on National Energy Consumption Report to Congress

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    Belzer, D. B.; Hadley, S. W.; Chin, S-M.

    2008-10-01

    The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. No. 109-58; EPAct 2005) amended the Uniform Time Act of 1966 (Pub. L. No. 89-387) to increase the portion of the year that is subject to Daylight Saving Time. (15 U.S.C. 260a note) EPAct 2005 extended the duration of Daylight Saving Time in the spring by changing its start date from the first Sunday in April to the second Sunday in March, and in the fall by changing its end date from the last Sunday in October to the first Sunday in November. (15 U.S.C. 260a note) EPAct 2005 also called for the Department of Energy to evaluate the impact of Extended Daylight Saving Time on energy consumption in the United States and to submit a report to Congress. (15 U.S.C. 260a note) This report presents the results of impacts of Extended Daylight Saving Time on the national energy consumption in the United States. The key findings are: (1) The total electricity savings of Extended Daylight Saving Time were about 1.3 Tera Watt-hour (TWh). This corresponds to 0.5 percent per each day of Extended Daylight Saving Time, or 0.03 percent of electricity consumption over the year. In reference, the total 2007 electricity consumption in the United States was 3,900 TWh. (2) In terms of national primary energy consumption, the electricity savings translate to a reduction of 17 Trillion Btu (TBtu) over the spring and fall Extended Daylight Saving Time periods, or roughly 0.02 percent of total U.S. energy consumption during 2007 of 101,000 TBtu. (3) During Extended Daylight Saving Time, electricity savings generally occurred over a three- to five-hour period in the evening with small increases in usage during the early-morning hours. On a daily percentage basis, electricity savings were slightly greater during the March (spring) extension of Extended Daylight Saving Time than the November (fall) extension. On a regional basis, some southern portions of the United States exhibited slightly smaller impacts of Extended Daylight Saving Time on energy savings

  5. Improving value of travel time savings estimation for more effective transportation project evaluation.

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    2012-12-01

    Estimates of value of time (VOT) and value of travel time savings (VTTS) are critical elements in benefitcost : analyses of transportation projects and in developing congestion pricing policies. In addition, : differences in VTTS among various modes ...

  6. Daylight savings time transitions and the incidence rate of unipolar depressive episodes

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    Hansen, Bertel T; Sønderskov, Kim M; Hageman, Ida

    2017-01-01

    Background: Daylight savings time transitions affect approximately 1.6 billion people worldwide. Prior studies have documented associations between daylight savings time transitions and adverse health outcomes, but it remains unknown whether they also cause an increase in the incidence rate...... of depressive episodes. This seems likely because daylight savings time transitions affect circadian rhythms, which are implicated in the etiology of depressive disorder. Therefore, we investigated the effects of daylight savings time transitions on the incidence rate of unipolar depressive episodes. Methods......: Using time series intervention analysis of nationwide data from the Danish Psychiatric Central Research Register from 1995 to 2012, we compared the observed trend in the incidence rate of hospital contacts for unipolar depressive episodes after the transitions to and from summer time to the predicted...

  7. Time horizon for AFV emission savings under Tier 2

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    Saricks, C. L.

    2000-03-20

    Implementation of the Federal Tier 2 vehicular emission standards according to the schedule presented in the December, 1999 Final Rule will result in substantial reductions of NMHC, CO, NO{sub x}, and fine particle emissions from motor vehicles. Currently, when compared to Tier 1 and even NLEV certification requirements, the emissions performance of automobiles and light-duty trucks powered by non-petroleum (especially, gaseous) fuels (i.e., vehicles collectively termed AFVs) enjoy measurable advantage over their gasoline- and diesel-fueled counterparts over the full Federal Test Procedure and, especially, in Bag 1 (cold start). For the lighter end of these vehicle classes, this advantage may disappear shortly after 2004 under the new standards, but should continue for a longer period (perhaps beyond 2008) for the heavier end as well as for heavy-duty vehicles relative to diesel-fueled counterparts. Because of the continuing commitment of the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities coalitions to the acquisition and operation of AFVs of many types and size classes, it is important for them to know in which classes their acquisitions will remain clear relative to the petroleum-fueled counterparts they might otherwise procure. This paper provides an approximate timeline for and expected magnitude of such savings, assuming that full implementation of the Tier 2 standards covering both vehicular emissions and fuel sulfur limits proceeds on schedule. The pollutants of interest are primary ozone precursors and fine particulate matter from fuel combustion.

  8. EXCEL gradebooks: an EXCELlent strategy for saving teacher time.

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    Lemery, L D; Lemery, S R

    2001-01-01

    Time ultimately is the most precious commodity across professions. In the teaching profession, educators put in pre-class development time, class contact time, and post-class grading and grade calculation time (as well as other administrative time). End-of-term grade calculation can be a massive, time-wasting headache. If teachers develop electronic spreadsheets that track attendance and use formulas to do the final calculations automatically as data is entered into the spreadsheets, then teachers can nearly eliminate end-of-term number crunching and use that time for other endeavors.

  9. Time to tighten the belts? Exploring the relationship between savings and obesity

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    Monahan, Mark; Guariglia, Alessandra; Roberts, Tracy E.

    2017-01-01

    Background Literature suggests that the higher the rate of time preference people have, the less likely they are to save for the future. Likewise, it has been hypothesised that rising rates of being overweight/obesity are associated with an increase in peoples’ marginal rate of time preference. Aim To investigate the relationship between being overweight/ obese and the rate of time preference in an older English population, using savings as a proxy for time preference. Methods Three different econometric methods—Random-effects Probit Estimation, Fixed-effects Estimation, and Generalised Method of Moments Estimation—were used to explore the link between being overweight/ obese and rate of time preference in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing dataset. Six waves of panel data spanning eleven years provided the data to test whether savings variables are related to being overweight/ obese. Results The decision to save was shown to hold a statistically significant negative relationship with body mass index but only in the Generalised Method of Moments model. Placing savings in safe, low risk investments was significantly related to a lower probability of being obese but only in the random-effects Probit model. The proportion that people saved relative to their income was not found to be significantly associated with the probability of being overweight/ obese in any of the models. Conclusion There is an unclear relationship between saving behaviour and being overweight/ obese in an older English population. A financial variable such as savings is a potentially appropriate but imperfect proxy for the rate of time preference of the population. Further research is required to clarify the relationship in order to help develop strategies for obesity prevention. The inconsistency in the results between methods highlights the importance of using a wide range of alternative techniques before implementing important policy decisions. PMID:28662132

  10. Time to tighten the belts? Exploring the relationship between savings and obesity.

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    Pickering, Karen; Monahan, Mark; Guariglia, Alessandra; Roberts, Tracy E

    2017-01-01

    Literature suggests that the higher the rate of time preference people have, the less likely they are to save for the future. Likewise, it has been hypothesised that rising rates of being overweight/obesity are associated with an increase in peoples' marginal rate of time preference. To investigate the relationship between being overweight/ obese and the rate of time preference in an older English population, using savings as a proxy for time preference. Three different econometric methods-Random-effects Probit Estimation, Fixed-effects Estimation, and Generalised Method of Moments Estimation-were used to explore the link between being overweight/ obese and rate of time preference in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing dataset. Six waves of panel data spanning eleven years provided the data to test whether savings variables are related to being overweight/ obese. The decision to save was shown to hold a statistically significant negative relationship with body mass index but only in the Generalised Method of Moments model. Placing savings in safe, low risk investments was significantly related to a lower probability of being obese but only in the random-effects Probit model. The proportion that people saved relative to their income was not found to be significantly associated with the probability of being overweight/ obese in any of the models. There is an unclear relationship between saving behaviour and being overweight/ obese in an older English population. A financial variable such as savings is a potentially appropriate but imperfect proxy for the rate of time preference of the population. Further research is required to clarify the relationship in order to help develop strategies for obesity prevention. The inconsistency in the results between methods highlights the importance of using a wide range of alternative techniques before implementing important policy decisions.

  11. Time to tighten the belts? Exploring the relationship between savings and obesity.

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    Karen Pickering

    Full Text Available Literature suggests that the higher the rate of time preference people have, the less likely they are to save for the future. Likewise, it has been hypothesised that rising rates of being overweight/obesity are associated with an increase in peoples' marginal rate of time preference.To investigate the relationship between being overweight/ obese and the rate of time preference in an older English population, using savings as a proxy for time preference.Three different econometric methods-Random-effects Probit Estimation, Fixed-effects Estimation, and Generalised Method of Moments Estimation-were used to explore the link between being overweight/ obese and rate of time preference in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing dataset. Six waves of panel data spanning eleven years provided the data to test whether savings variables are related to being overweight/ obese.The decision to save was shown to hold a statistically significant negative relationship with body mass index but only in the Generalised Method of Moments model. Placing savings in safe, low risk investments was significantly related to a lower probability of being obese but only in the random-effects Probit model. The proportion that people saved relative to their income was not found to be significantly associated with the probability of being overweight/ obese in any of the models.There is an unclear relationship between saving behaviour and being overweight/ obese in an older English population. A financial variable such as savings is a potentially appropriate but imperfect proxy for the rate of time preference of the population. Further research is required to clarify the relationship in order to help develop strategies for obesity prevention. The inconsistency in the results between methods highlights the importance of using a wide range of alternative techniques before implementing important policy decisions.

  12. Daylight-saving time: Consumption and demand saving and pollutants emission reduction; El cambio de horario de verano: Ahorros en consumo y demanda, y reduccion de contaminantes

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    Ramos, Gaudencio; Diaz, Rodrigo; Fiscal, Raul; Alquicira, Claudia; Martinez, Serafin; Maqueda, Martin [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1997-12-31

    This paper presents some of the saving obtained in demand and in fuels with the daylight-saving time, as well as the main aspects considered to make an evaluation of it. [Espanol] Se presentan los ahorros obtenidos en consumo, demanda y combustibles con el cambio de horario de verano, asi como los principales aspectos considerados para efectuar la evaluacion de los mismos.

  13. Saving Space and Time: The Tractor That Einstein Built

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    2006-01-01

    In 1984, NASA initiated the Gravity Probe B (GP-B) program to test two unverified predictions of Albert Einstein s theory of general relativity, hypotheses about the ways space, time, light, and gravity relate to each other. To test these predictions, the Space Agency and researchers at Stanford University developed an experiment that would check, with extreme precision, tiny changes in the spin direction of four gyroscopes contained in an Earth satellite orbiting at a 400-mile altitude directly over the Earth s poles. When the program first began, the researchers assessed using Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to control the attitude of the GP-B spacecraft accurately. At that time, the best GPS receivers could only provide accuracy to nearly 1 meter, but the GP-B spacecraft required a system 100 times more accurate. To address this concern, researchers at Stanford designed high-performance, attitude-determining hardware that used GPS signals, perfecting a high-precision form of GPS called Carrier-Phase Differential GPS that could provide continuous real-time position, velocity, time, and attitude sensor information for all axes of a vehicle. The researchers came to the realization that controlling the GP-B spacecraft with this new system was essentially no different than controlling an airplane. Their thinking took a new direction: If this technology proved successful, the airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) were ready commercial markets. They set out to test the new technology, the "Integrity Beacon Landing System," using it to automatically land a commercial Boeing 737 over 100 times successfully through Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) GPS technology. The thinking of the researchers shifted again, from automatically landing aircraft, to automating precision farming and construction equipment.

  14. Daylight saving time transitions and hospital treatments due to accidents or manic episodes

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    Lönnqvist Jouko

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Daylight saving time affects millions of people annually but its impacts are still widely unknown. Sleep deprivation and the change of circadian rhythm can trigger mental illness and cause higher accident rates. Transitions into and out of daylight saving time changes the circadian rhythm and may cause sleep deprivation. Thus it seems plausible that the prevalence of accidents and/or manic episodes may be higher after transition into and out of daylight saving time. The aim of this study was to explore the effects of transitions into and out of daylight saving time on the incidence of accidents and manic episodes in the Finnish population during the years of 1987 to 2003. Methods The nationwide data were derived from the Finnish Hospital Discharge Register. From the register we obtained the information about the hospital-treated accidents and manic episodes during two weeks before and two weeks after the transitions in 1987–2003. Results The results were negative, as the transitions into or out of daylight saving time had no significant effect on the incidence of accidents or manic episodes. Conclusion One-hour transitions do not increase the incidence of manic episodes or accidents which require hospital treatment.

  15. Chapter 10: Peak Demand and Time-Differentiated Energy Savings Cross-Cutting Protocol. The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures

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    Kurnik, Charles W [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Stern, Frank [Navigant, Boulder, CO (United States); Spencer, Justin [Navigant, Boulder, CO (United States)

    2017-10-03

    Savings from electric energy efficiency measures and programs are often expressed in terms of annual energy and presented as kilowatt-hours per year (kWh/year). However, for a full assessment of the value of these savings, it is usually necessary to consider the measure or program's impact on peak demand as well as time-differentiated energy savings. This cross-cutting protocol describes methods for estimating the peak demand and time-differentiated energy impacts of measures implemented through energy efficiency programs.

  16. New time-saving predictor algorithm for multiple breath washout in adolescents

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    Grønbæk, Jonathan; Hallas, Henrik Wegener; Arianto, Lambang

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Multiple breath washout (MBW) is an informative but time-consuming test. This study evaluates the uncertainty of a time-saving predictor algorithm in adolescents. METHODS: Adolescents were recruited from the Copenhagen Prospective Study on Asthma in Childhood (COPSAC2000) birth cohort...

  17. The human circadian clock's seasonal adjustment is disrupted by daylight saving time

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    Kantermann, Thomas; Juda, Myriam; Merrow, Martha; Roenneberg, Till

    2007-01-01

    A quarter of the world's population is subjected to a 1 hr time change twice a year (daylight saving time, DST). This reflects a change in social clocks, not environmental ones (e.g., dawn). The impact of DST is poorly understood. Circadian clocks use daylight to synchronize (entrain) to the

  18. Relationship Between Timing of Multiple Retention Bonuses and the Quality of Officers Retained on the Cost Savings for the Navy

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    BETWEEN TIMING OF MULTIPLE RETENTION BONUSES AND THE QUALITY OF OFFICERS RETAINED ON THE COST SAVINGS FOR THE NAVY by Marley E. Cassels...RETENTION BONUSES AND THE QUALITY OF OFFICERS RETAINED ON THE COST SAVINGS FOR THE NAVY 5. FUNDING NUMBERS 6. AUTHOR(S) Marley E. Cassels 7...objectives and providing cost savings. We found that a quality auction system could provide cost savings as much as $1,850,000 or could increase costs by

  19. A Study on the Optimal Duration of Daylight Saving Time (DST in Korea

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    Byeong-Hee Mihn

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Daylight saving time aims at spending effective daylight in summer season. Korea had enforced daylight saving time twelve times from 1948 to 1988. Since 1988, it is not executed, but it is recently discussed the resumption of DST. In this paper, we investigate the trend of DST in other countries, review the history of DST in Korea, and suggest the optimal DST duration in terms of astronomical aspects (times of sunrise and sunset. We find that the starting day of DST in Korea is apt for the second Sunday in Mayor the second Sunday in April according to the time of sunrise or to the difference between Korean standard meridian and observer`s, respectively. We also discuss time friction that might be caused by time difference between DST and Korea Standard Time (KST.

  20. Assessing Your Assets: Systems for Tracking and Managing IT Assets Can Save Time and Dollars

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    Holub, Patricia A.

    2007-01-01

    The average school district loses more than $80,000 per year because of lost or damaged IT assets, according to a QED survey cosponsored by Follett Software Company. And many districts--59 percent--still use manual systems to track assets. Enter asset management systems. Software for managing assets, when implemented properly, can save time,…

  1. Estimating the Value of Life, Injury, and Travel Time Saved Using a Stated Preference Framework.

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    Niroomand, Naghmeh; Jenkins, Glenn P

    2016-06-01

    The incidence of fatality over the period 2010-2014 from automobile accidents in North Cyprus is 2.75 times greater than the average for the EU. With the prospect of North Cyprus entering the EU, many investments will need to be undertaken to improve road safety in order to reach EU benchmarks. The objective of this study is to provide local estimates of the value of a statistical life and injury along with the value of time savings. These are among the parameter values needed for the evaluation of the change in the expected incidence of automotive accidents and time savings brought about by such projects. In this study we conducted a stated choice experiment to identify the preferences and tradeoffs of automobile drivers in North Cyprus for improved travel times, travel costs, and safety. The choice of route was examined using mixed logit models to obtain the marginal utilities associated with each attribute of the routes that consumers choose. These estimates were used to assess the individuals' willingness to pay (WTP) to avoid fatalities and injuries and to save travel time. We then used the results to obtain community-wide estimates of the value of a statistical life (VSL) saved, the value of injury (VI) prevented, and the value per hour of travel time saved. The estimates for the VSL range from €315,293 to €1,117,856 and the estimates of VI from € 5,603 to € 28,186. These values are consistent, after adjusting for differences in incomes, with the median results of similar studies done for EU countries. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. Operating Room Time Savings with the Use of Splint Packs: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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    Tyler Gonzalez

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: The most expensive variable in the operating room (OR is time. Lean Process Management is being used in the medical field to improve efficiency in the OR. Streamlining individual processes within the OR is crucial to a comprehensive time saving and cost-cutting health care strategy. At our institution, one hour of OR time costs approximately $500, exclusive of supply and personnel costs. Commercially prepared splint packs (SP contain all components necessary for plaster-of-Paris short-leg splint application and have the potential to decrease splint application time and overall costs by making it a more lean process. We conducted a randomized controlled trial comparing OR time savings between SP use and bulk supply (BS splint application. Methods: Fifty consecutive adult operative patients on whom post-operative short-leg splint immobilization was indicated were randomized to either a control group using BS or an experimental group using SP. One orthopaedic surgeon (EMB prepared and applied all of the splints in a standardized fashion. Retrieval time, preparation time, splint application time, and total splinting time for both groups were measured and statistically analyzed. Results: The retrieval time, preparation time and total splinting time were significantly less (p

  3. Transition into daylight saving time influences the fragmentation of the rest-activity cycle

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    Tuulio-Henriksson Annamari

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Daylight saving time is widely adopted. Little is known about its influence on the daily rest-activity cycles. We decided to explore the effects of transition into daylight saving time on the circadian rhythm of activity. Methods We monitored the rest-activity cycles with the use of wrist-worn accelerometer on a sample of ten healthy adults for ten days around the transition into summer time. Identical protocols were carried out on the same individuals in two consecutive years, yielding data on 200 person-days for analysis in this study. Results There was no significant effect on the rest-activity cycle in the sample as a whole. Fragmentation of the rest-activity cycle was enhanced in a subgroup of persons having sleep for eight hours or less (P = 0.04 but reduced in those who preferred to sleep for more than eight hours per night (P = 0.05. The average level of motor activity was increased in persons having the morning preference for daily activity patterns (P = 0.01. Conclusion Transition into daylight saving time may have a disruptive effect on the rest-activity cycle in those healthy adults who are short-sleepers or more of the evening type.

  4. Quantifying Adoption Rates and Energy Savings Over Time for Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

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    Hanes, Rebecca [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Carpenter Petri, Alberta C [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Riddle, Matt [Argonne National Laboratory; Graziano, Diane [Argonne National Laboratory

    2017-10-09

    Energy-efficient manufacturing technologies can reduce energy consumption and lower operating costs for an individual manufacturing facility, but increased process complexity and the resulting risk of disruption means that manufacturers may be reluctant to adopt such technologies. In order to quantify potential energy savings at scales larger than a single facility, it is necessary to account for how quickly and how widely the technology will be adopted by manufacturers. This work develops a methodology for estimating energy-efficient manufacturing technology adoption rates using quantitative, objectively measurable technology characteristics, including energetic, economic and technical criteria. Twelve technology characteristics are considered, and each characteristic is assigned an importance weight that reflects its impact on the overall technology adoption rate. Technology characteristic data and importance weights are used to calculate the adoption score, a number between 0 and 1 that represents how quickly the technology is likely to be adopted. The adoption score is then used to estimate parameters for the Bass diffusion curve, which quantifies the change in the number of new technology adopters in a population over time. Finally, energy savings at the sector level are calculated over time by multiplying the number of new technology adopters at each time step with the technology's facility-level energy savings. The proposed methodology will be applied to five state-of-the-art energy-efficient technologies in the carbon fiber composites sector, with technology data obtained from the Department of Energy's 2016 bandwidth study. Because the importance weights used in estimating the Bass curve parameters are subjective, a sensitivity analysis will be performed on the weights to obtain a range of parameters for each technology. The potential energy savings for each technology and the rate at which each technology is adopted in the sector are quantified

  5. Effects of daylight-saving time changes on stock market volatility: a comment.

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    Kamstra, Mark J; Kramer, Lisa A; Levi, Maurice D

    2010-12-01

    In a recent article in this journal, Berument, Dogan, and Onar (2010) challenged the existence of the previously documented daylight-saving effect. Kamstra, Kramer, and Levi's original finding (2000) was that average stock market returns on Mondays following time changes are economically and statistically significantly lower than typical Monday returns. Kamstra, et al. hypothesized that the effect may arise due to heightened anxiety or risk aversion on the part of market participants after they experience a 1-hr. disruption in their sleep habits, in accordance with prior findings in the psychology literature linking sleep desynchronosis with anxiety. Berument, et al. replicated the original findings using ordinary least squares estimation, but when they modeled the mean of returns using a method prone to producing biased estimates, they obtained puzzling results. The analysis here, based on standard, unbiased modeling techniques, shows that the daylight-saving effect remains intact in the U.S.

  6. Energy saving actions in the Italian industry : An analysis on the energetic and environmental consequences; Interventi di razionalizzazione energetica nell`industria italiana analisi delle ricadute energetico-ambientali

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    Di Franco, N. [ENEA, Centro Ricerche Casaccia, Rome (Italy). Dip. Energia; Faberi, S. [ISIS, Istituto di Studio per l`Informatica e i Sistemi, Rome (Italy)

    1996-08-01

    In this work the consequences of an energetic diagnoses campaign, lead by ENEA in about 600 small-medium Italian factories, have been analysed. The goal of the study is to determine the amount of global energy saving that the national industry can achieve, and, in addition, to specify the most efficacious actions for every productive field. Besides economic and energetic savings, positive environmental consequences owing to energetic diagnoses have been considered. Payback times, in spite of low present prices of energy, are interesting (about 2/3 years for the most important enterprises). Global energy savings have been calculated; they show an amount of about 6-8 Mtep per year, that corresponds to 20-27 % of total energetic consumptions of Italian industry.

  7. Effects of Daylight Saving Time changes on stock market volatility: a reply.

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    Berument, Hakan; Dogan, Nukhet

    2011-12-01

    There is a rich array of evidence that suggests that changes in sleeping patterns affect an individual's decision-making processes. A nationwide sleeping-pattern change happens twice a year when the Daylight Saving Time (DST) change occurs. Kamstra, Kramer, and Levi argued in 2000 that a DST change lowers stock market returns. This study presents evidence that DST changes affect the relationship between stock market return and volatility. Empirical evidence suggests that the positive relationship between return and volatility becomes negative on the Mondays following DST changes.

  8. Can tranexamic acid conserve blood and save operative time in spinal surgeries? a meta-analysis.

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    Hui, Shangyi; Xu, Derong; Ren, Zhinan; Chen, Xin; Sheng, Lin; Zhuang, Qianyu; Li, Shugang

    2017-12-12

    It is widely accepted that tranexamic acid (TXA) effectively reduces blood losses and transfusions in major surgeries. However, limited studies investigated the role of TXA in conserving blood and saving operative time in spine surgeries. Purpose This meta-analysis was conducted to gather scientific evidences for TXA efficacy on conserving blood and saving operative time in spine surgeries. A meta analysis. Patient Sample Eighteen RCTs and 18 non-RCT studies involving 2,572 patients were included in the final analyses, comparing the effectiveness of intravenous TXA with a placebo/no treatment group. Outcome Measures Outcomes of interest include intraoperative, postoperative and perioperative blood losses, allogeneic blood transfusion rates, cell salvage transfusion amounts, operative time and the number of postoperative thrombosis events. An exhaustive literature search was conducted in the MEDLINE and EMBASE databases from January 2000 through March 2017. Meta analysis was performed using Review Manager (RevMan) version 5.0 (The Cochrane Library, Oxford, United Kingdom). For continuous outcomes, the means and standard deviations were pooled to a mean difference (MD) and 95 % confidence interval (CI). Odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) were calculated for dichotomous outcomes. The quantity of heterogeneity was assessed using I2 statistics. When there was no statistical evidence of substantial heterogeneity (I2≤50%), a fixedeffect model was adopted; otherwise, a random-effect model was chosen. Subgroup analysis was performed when more than 3 studies were included on one issue, based on low or high dose of TXA. Beijing Talent Fund (2016) was received to support this work. Significantly reduced intraoperative [weighted mean difference (WMD) =-280.09.00, Poperative time (WMD= -4.69, P=0.003) were observed in TXA group. Furthermore, subgroup analysis revealed that high dose TXA could reduce both intraoperative/perioperative allogeneic transfusion rates

  9. Impact of a University-Based Outpatient Telemedicine Program on Time Savings, Travel Costs, and Environmental Pollutants.

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    Dullet, Navjit W; Geraghty, Estella M; Kaufman, Taylor; Kissee, Jamie L; King, Jesse; Dharmar, Madan; Smith, Anthony C; Marcin, James P

    2017-04-01

    The objective of this study was to estimate travel-related and environmental savings resulting from the use of telemedicine for outpatient specialty consultations with a university telemedicine program. The study was designed to retrospectively analyze the telemedicine consultation database at the University of California Davis Health System (UCDHS) between July 1996 and December 2013. Travel distances and travel times were calculated between the patient home, the telemedicine clinic, and the UCDHS in-person clinic. Travel cost savings and environmental impact were calculated by determining differences in mileage reimbursement rate and emissions between those incurred in attending telemedicine appointments and those that would have been incurred if a visit to the hub site had been necessary. There were 19,246 consultations identified among 11,281 unique patients. Telemedicine visits resulted in a total travel distance savings of 5,345,602 miles, a total travel time savings of 4,708,891 minutes or 8.96 years, and a total direct travel cost savings of $2,882,056. The mean per-consultation round-trip distance savings were 278 miles, average travel time savings were 245 minutes, and average cost savings were $156. Telemedicine consultations resulted in a total emissions savings of 1969 metric tons of CO 2 , 50 metric tons of CO, 3.7 metric tons of NO x , and 5.5 metric tons of volatile organic compounds. This study demonstrates the positive impact of a health system's outpatient telemedicine program on patient travel time, patient travel costs, and environmental pollutants. Copyright © 2017 International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR). Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  10. Bats on a budget: torpor-assisted migration saves time and energy.

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    McGuire, Liam P; Jonasson, Kristin A; Guglielmo, Christopher G

    2014-01-01

    Bats and birds must balance time and energy budgets during migration. Migrating bats face similar physiological challenges to birds, but nocturnality creates special challenges for bats, such as a conflict between travelling and refueling, which many birds avoid by feeding in daylight and flying at night. As endothermic animals, bats and birds alike must expend substantial amounts of energy to maintain high body temperatures. For migratory birds refueling at stopovers, remaining euthermic during inactive periods reduces the net refuelling rate, thereby prolonging stopover duration and delaying subsequent movement. We hypothesized that bats could mitigate similar ambient-temperature dependent costs by using a torpor-assisted migration strategy. We studied silver-haired bats Lasionycteris noctivagans during autumn migration using a combination of respirometry and temperature-sensitive radiotelemetry to estimate energy costs incurred under ambient temperature conditions, and the energy that bats saved by using torpor during daytime roosting periods. All bats, regardless of sex, age, or body condition used torpor at stopover and saved up to 91% of the energy they would have expended to remain euthermic. Furthermore, bats modulated use of torpor depending on ambient temperature. By adjusting the time spent torpid, bats achieved a rate of energy expenditure independent of the ambient temperature encountered at stopover. By lowering body temperature during inactive periods, fuel stores are spared, reducing the need for refuelling. Optimal migration models consider trade-offs between time and energy. Heterothermy provides a physiological strategy that allows bats to conserve energy without paying a time penalty as they migrate. Although uncommon, some avian lineages are known to use heterothermy, and current theoretical models of migration may not be appropriate for these groups. We propose that thermoregulatory strategies should be an important consideration of future

  11. ANALISIS TIME HEADWAY KENDARAAN TRUK PADA JARINGAN JALAN ARTERI DI KOTA MAKASSAR

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    Liwangka, Herawati

    2015-01-01

    Time headway adalah selisih waktu antar kendaraan yang beriringan yang melewati suatu titik tertentu dalam satu lajur. Penelitian yang dilaksanakan di tiga jalan Arteri kota Makassar yaitu Jalan Nusantara, Jalan Sultan Alauddin dan Jalan Perintis Kemerdekaan ini bertujuan untuk menganalisis indikator statistik time headway kendaraan truk, menganalisis model distribusi time headway kendaraan truk dan menganalisis komparasi model distribusi time headway kendaraan truk antar berbagai variasi wak...

  12. Analisi matematica

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    2014-01-01

    Il presente testo intende essere di supporto ad un secondo insegnamento di Analisi Matematica in quei corsi di studio (quali ad esempio Ingegneria, Informatica, Fisica) in cui lo strumento matematico parte significativa della formazione dell'allievo. I concetti e i metodi fondamentali del calcolo differenziale ed integrale in più variabili, le serie di funzioni e le equazioni differenziali ordinarie sono presentati con l'obiettivo primario di addestrare lo studente ad un loro uso operativo, ma critico. L'impostazione didattica dell'opera ricalca quella usata nel testo parallelo di Analisi Matematica I. La modalità di presentazione degli argomenti ne permette un uso flessibile e modulare. Lo stile adottato privilegia la chiarezza e la linearità dell'esposizione. Il testo organizzato su due livelli di lettura. Uno, più essenziale, permette allo studente di cogliere i concetti indispensabili della materia, di familiarizzarsi con le relative tecniche di calcolo e di trovare le giustificazioni dei principali r...

  13. A Three-Stage Saving-Based Heuristic for Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows and Stochastic Travel Times

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    Zheng Wang

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a saving-based heuristic for the vehicle routing problem with time windows and stochastic travel times (VRPTWSTT. One of the basic ideas of the heuristic is to advance the latest service start time of each customer by a certain period of time. In this way, the reserved time can be used to cope with unexpected travel time delay when necessary. Another important idea is to transform the VRPTWSTT to a set of vehicle routing problems with time windows (VRPTW, each of which is defined by a given percentage used to calculate the reserved time for customers. Based on the above two key ideas, a three-stage heuristic that includes the “problem transformation” stage, the “solution construction” stage, and the “solution improvement” stage is developed. After the problem transformation in the first stage, the work of the next two stages is to first construct an initial solution for each transformed VRPTW by improving the idea of the classical Clarke-Wright heuristic and then further improve the solution. Finally, a number of numerical experiments are conducted to evaluate the efficiency of the described methodology under different uncertainty levels.

  14. Different versions of the savings method for the time limited vehicle routing problem

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    Petr Kučera

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The time limited vehicle routing problem (TLVRP stems from the vehicle routing problem. The main difference is that the routes are paths (not cycles, i.e. vehicles do not return to the central city (or at least we do not observe their way back. Costs are given for the straight routes between each pair of the cities and represent the time necessary for going through. Each path must not exceed a given time limit. The sum of times for all routes is to be minimized.This problem is NP-hard. There are many various possibilities how to design the heuristics (approximation methods to solve it. One of the ways of how to obtain an approximation method for the TLVRP is to modify the famous savings method by Clark and Wright (1964 for this purpose. In this paper we suggest several different versions of this method, test them in some instances, and evaluate and mutually compare the results of individual versions.

  15. ANALISIS PERBANDINGAN ALGORITMA KRIPTOGRAFI KLASIK VIGENERE CIPHER DAN ONE TIME PAD

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    Muhammad Khoiruddin Harahap

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Kriptografi memiliki peranan yang besar dalam dunia keamanan data. Dengan adanya ilmu yang mempelajari bagaimana menjaga data agar tetap terahasia, diharapkan dapat menciptakan rasa aman bagi siapapun yang ingin menyimpan dan merahasiakan data mereka. Ada beberapa algoritma kriptografi yang tergolong kedalam kriptografi klasik, diantaranya adalah Vigenere Cipher dan One Time Pad. Secara umum proses enkripsi dan dekripsi dari kedua metode ini terlihat sama, namun tetap saja ada perbedaannya. Perbedaan kedua algoritma ini terletak pada kunci yang digunakan, algoritma Vigenere Cipher menggunakan kunci yang sama dan selalu berulang, sedangkan algoritma One Time Pad menggunakan kunci yang selalu berbeda terhadap huruf yang akan dienkripsinya.

  16. Social Security and Saving: A Time-Series Econometrics Pedagogical Example (With "R" Code)

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    Wassell, Charles S., Jr.

    2018-01-01

    In 1974, and then again in 1996, Martin Feldstein published studies of the impact of the Social Security system on private saving in the U.S. economy. He found that Social Security depressed personal saving by a substantial amount--up to 50 percent. The author uses the Feldstein data and empirical models in this article to illustrate the steps in…

  17. The nest egg: tax-time savings innovations for lower-income households

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    Jeff Zinsmeyer

    2009-01-01

    Recognizing how hard it is for low-income workers to save, D2D Fund develops, tests, and rolls out asset-building innovations nationwide. One promising approach makes it easier for people to save part of their tax refund.

  18. ANALISIS LITERASI EKONOMI

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    Peter Garlans Sina

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract: Analysis of Economic Literacy. The aim of this research is as an effort to increase economic literacy for individuals and households who want to achieve prosperity. Therefore, the obligation of improving the economic literacy needs to be done in a well-planned manner and come from the strong intention to learn in order to improve the economic literacy. It could have an effect on the assets accumulation, a better debt management, as a protection, as well as to increase savings and managing spending intelligently.   Keyword: economic literacy, asset, debt, protection, saving, spending   Abstrak: Analisis Literasi Ekonomi. Tulisan ini bertujuan sebagai upaya meningkatkan literasi ekonomi bagi individu maupun rumah tangga yang menginginkan mencapai kesejahteraan. Oleh karena itu, kewajiban meningkatkan literasi ekonomi perlu dilakukan secara terencana dan diawali dari niat untuk belajar meningkatkan literasi ekonomi karena dapat berefek pada akumulasi aset, pengelolaan utang yang tepat, proteksi, meningkatkan tabungan dan cerdas mengelola pengeluaran.   Kata kunci: literasi ekonomi, aset, utang, proteksi, menabung, pengeluaran

  19. The life and times of the Savings Method for Vehicle Routing Problems

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    GK Rand

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Forty five years ago, an academic and practitioner from the north of England published a method of tackling the vehicle routing problem (VRP in an American journal. Little could they have realised how the method they devised would still be a significant part of the research agenda nearly half a century later. Adaptations of their method are significant components in the analysis of the many different extensions to the problem that have been investigated. This paper provides the historical background to the development of the savings method and subsequent proposed variations to the basic savings formula and other improvements, and then charts the role the savings method has played in the investigation of VRPs with additional constraints. Some interesting examples of practical applications of the savings method are reported. Finally, comments are made on the use of the savings method in commercial routing packages.

  20. Real-time sample entropy predicts life-saving interventions after the Boston Marathon bombing.

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    Peev, Miroslav P; Naraghi, Leily; Chang, Yuchiao; Demoya, Marc; Fagenholz, Peter; Yeh, Daniel; Velmahos, George; King, David R

    2013-12-01

    Identifying patients in need of a life-saving intervention (LSI) during a mass casualty event is a priority. We hypothesized that real-time, instantaneous sample entropy (SampEn) could predict the need for LSI in the Boston Marathon bombing victims. Severely injured Boston Marathon bombing victims (n = 10) had sample entropy (SampEn) recorded upon presentation using a continuous 200-beat rolling average in real time. Treating clinicians were blinded to real-time results. The correlation between SampEn, injury severity, number, and type of LSI was examined. Victims were males (60%) with a mean age of 39.1 years. Injuries involved lower extremities (50.0%), head and neck (24.2%), or upper extremities (9.7%). Sample entropy negatively correlated with Injury Severity Score (r = -0.70; P = .023), number of injuries (r = -0.70; P = .026), and the number and need for LSI (r = -0.82; P = .004). Sample entropy was reduced under a variety of conditions. (Table see text). Sample entropy strongly correlates with injury severity and predicts LSI after blast injuries sustained in the Boston Marathon bombings. Sample entropy may be a useful triage tool after blast injury. © 2013.

  1. Analisis Kombinasi Algoritma One Time Pad Dan Algoritma Elgamal Dalam Pengamanan Pesan

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    Zulfidar

    2016-01-01

    Security of messages was required in order to prevent messages when sent can be opened by other parties that are not invited in which could ultimately threaten the safety and comfort of the sender and the receiver of the message. To secure the message in the application of science done cryptography that aims to transform the original message (plaintext) into an encrypted message (ciphertext), in which to open the message requires a key.Algorithm One Time Pad is known as the hol...

  2. Analisis Pengurangan Waste Time dengan Pendekatan Lean Manufacturing pada Proses Produksi di PT. Pancakarsa Bangun Reksa

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    Nasution, Syally Dwi Andrina

    2015-01-01

    PT. Pancakarsa Bangun Reksa merupakan perusahaan yang memproduksi mesin dan peralatan yang digunakan pada pabrik kelapa sawit. Perusahaan menggunakan sistem make to order sehingga produksi yang dilakukan berdasarkan pesanan. Storage tank merupakan salah satu produk yang dihasilkan oleh perusahaan dan merupakan produk yang paling sering diproduksi oleh perusahaan. Dalam menjalankan proses produksi, waktu pengerjaan terlalu lama (waste time) dan banyak aktivitas yang tidak bernilai tambah (non ...

  3. Adverse Effects of Daylight Saving Time on Adolescents' Sleep and Vigilance.

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    Medina, Diana; Ebben, Matthew; Milrad, Sara; Atkinson, Brianna; Krieger, Ana C

    2015-08-15

    Daylight saving time (DST) has been established with the intent to reduce energy expenditure, however unintentional effects on sleep and vigilance have not been consistently measured. The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that DST adversely affects high school students' sleep and vigilance on the school days following its implementation. A natural experiment design was used to assess baseline and post-DST differences in objective and subjective measures of sleep and vigilance by actigraphy, sleep diary, sleepiness scale, and psychomotor vigilance testing (PVT). Students were tested during school days immediately preceding and following DST. A total of 40 high school students were enrolled in this study; 35 completed the protocol. Sleep duration declined by an average of 32 minutes on the weeknights post-DST, reflecting a cumulative sleep loss of 2 h 42 min as compared to the baseline week (p = 0.001). This finding was confirmed by sleep diary analyses, reflecting an average sleep loss of 27 min/night (p = 0.004) post-DST. Vigilance significantly deteriorated, with a decline in PVT performance post-DST, resulting in longer reaction times (p sleep and vigilance in high school students resulting in increased daytime sleepiness. Larger scale evaluations of sleep impairments related to DST are needed to further quantify this problem in the population. If confirmed, measures to attenuate sleep loss post-DST should be implemented. © 2015 American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

  4. Time Savings with Rituximab Subcutaneous Injection versus Rituximab Intravenous Infusion: A Time and Motion Study in Eight Countries.

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    Erwin De Cock

    Full Text Available Rituximab is a standard treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The SABRINA trial (NCT01200758 showed that a subcutaneous (SC rituximab formulation did not compromise efficacy or safety compared with intravenous (IV infusion. We aimed to quantify active healthcare professional (HCP time and patient chair time for rituximab SC and IV, including potential time savings.This non-interventional time and motion study was run in eight countries and 30 day oncology units. Rituximab SC data were collected alongside the MabCute trial (NCT01461928; IV data were collected per routine real-world practice. Trained observers recorded active HCP time for pre-specified tasks (stopwatch and chair time (time of day. A random intercept model was used to analyze active HCP time (by task and for all tasks combined in the treatment room and drug preparation area, drug administration duration, chair time and patient treatment room time by country and/or across countries. Active HCP and chair time were extrapolated to a patient's first year of treatment (11 rituximab sessions.Mean active HCP time was 35.0 and 23.7 minutes for IV and SC process, respectively (-32%, p <0.0001. By country, relative reduction in time was 27-58%. Absolute reduction in extrapolated active HCP time (first year of treatment was 1.1-5.2 hours. Mean chair time was 262.1 minutes for IV, including 180.9 minutes infusion duration, vs. 67.3 minutes for SC, including 8.3 minutes SC injection administration (-74%, p <0.0001. By country, relative reduction was 53-91%. Absolute reduction in extrapolated chair time for the first year of treatment was 3.1-5.5 eight-hour days.Compared with rituximab IV, rituximab SC was associated with reduced chair time and active HCP time. The latter could be invested in other activities, whereas the former may lead to more available appointments, reducing waiting lists and increasing the efficiency of day oncology units.ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01200758.

  5. Impact of daylight saving time on road traffic collision risk: a systematic review.

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    Carey, Rachel N; Sarma, Kiran M

    2017-07-02

    Bills have been put forward in the UK and Republic of Ireland proposing a move to Central European Time (CET). Proponents argue that such a change will have benefits for road safety, with daylight being shifted from the morning, when collision risk is lower, to the evening, when risk is higher. Studies examining the impact of daylight saving time (DST) on road traffic collision risk can help inform the debate on the potential road safety benefits of a move to CET. The objective of this systematic review was to examine the impact of DST on collision risk. Major electronic databases were searched, with no restrictions as to date of publication (the last search was performed in January 2017). Access to unpublished reports was requested through an international expert group. Studies that provided a quantitative analysis of the effect of DST on road safety-related outcomes were included. The primary outcomes of interest were road traffic collisions, injuries and fatalities. Twenty-four studies met the inclusion criteria. Seventeen examined the short-term impact of transitions around DST and 12 examined long-term effects. Findings from the short-term studies were inconsistent. The long-term findings suggested a positive effect of DST. However, this cannot be attributed solely to DST, as a range of road collision risk factors vary over time. The evidence from this review cannot support or refute the assertion that a permanent shift in light from morning to evening will have a road safety benefit. © Article author(s) (or their employer(s) unless otherwise stated in the text of the article) 2017. All rights reserved. No commercial use is permitted unless otherwise expressly granted.

  6. Structured printed referral letter (form letter; saves time and improves communication

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    R.P.J.C. Ramanayake

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Referral of patients to hospitals, specialists and other institutions is an essential part of primary health care. Patients are referred to specialists when investigation or therapeutic options are exhausted in primary care or when opinion or advice is needed from them. Referral has considerable implications for patients, health care system and health care costs. Good communication between primary and secondary care is essential for the smooth running of any health care system. Referral and reply letters are the sole means of communication between doctors most of the time and breakdown in communication could lead to poor continuity of care, delayed diagnoses, polypharmacy, increased litigation risk and unnecessary testing. A referral letter also helps to avoid patient dissatisfaction and loss of confidence in family physician. Studies of referral letters have reported that specialists are dissatisfied with their quality and content. Inclusion of letter writing skills in the medical curriculum, peer assessment and feedback have shown to improve the quality of referral letters. . Form letters have shown to enhance information content and communication in referral process. In Sri Lanka referral letters are usually hand written and frequent complaints are that these letters do not contain adequate information and retrieval of information is a problem due to poor legibility and clarity. Sometimes Primary care doctors refer patients to hospitals and specialists with only verbal instructions. To address these short comings this form letter was introduced. Based on the guidelines and systematic review of published articles, items of information to be included were decided. Printed forms of the letter are kept in the practice and the doctor has to just fill up relevant information under each heading. The objectives of introducing this structured referral letter was to improve the quality and standard of referral letters and save time for both general

  7. Variable versus constant power strategies during cycling time-trials: prediction of time savings using an up-to-date mathematical model.

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    Atkinson, G; Peacock, O; Passfield, L

    2007-07-01

    Swain (1997) employed the mathematical model of Di Prampero et al. (1979) to predict that, for cycling time-trials, the optimal pacing strategy is to vary power in parallel with the changes experienced in gradient and wind speed. We used a more up-to-date mathematical model with validated coefficients (Martin et al., 1998) to quantify the time savings that would result from such optimization of pacing strategy. A hypothetical cyclist (mass = 70 kg) and bicycle (mass = 10 kg) were studied under varying hypothetical wind velocities (-10 to 10 m x s(-1)), gradients (-10 to 10%), and pacing strategies. Mean rider power outputs of 164, 289, and 394 W were chosen to mirror baseline performances studied previously. The three race scenarios were: (i) a 10-km time-trial with alternating 1-km sections of 10% and -10% gradient; (ii) a 40-km time-trial with alternating 5-km sections of 4.4 and -4.4 m x s(-1) wind (Swain, 1997); and (iii) the 40-km time-trial delimited by Jeukendrup and Martin (2001). Varying a mean power of 289 W by +/- 10% during Swain's (1997) hilly and windy courses resulted in time savings of 126 and 51 s, respectively. Time savings for most race scenarios were greater than those suggested by Swain (1997). For a mean power of 289 W over the "standard" 40-km time-trial, a time saving of 26 s was observed with a power variability of 10%. The largest time savings were found for the hypothetical riders with the lowest mean power output who could vary power to the greatest extent. Our findings confirm that time savings are possible in cycling time-trials if the rider varies power in parallel with hill gradient and wind direction. With a more recent mathematical model, we found slightly greater time savings than those reported by Swain (1997). These time savings compared favourably with the predicted benefits of interventions such as altitude training or ingestion of carbohydrate-electrolyte drinks. Nevertheless, the extent to which such power output variations

  8. Quality Saving Mechanisms of Mitochondria during Aging in a Fully Time-Dependent Computational Biophysical Model.

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    Daniel Mellem

    Full Text Available Mitochondria are essential for the energy production of eukaryotic cells. During aging mitochondria run through various processes which change their quality in terms of activity, health and metabolic supply. In recent years, many of these processes such as fission and fusion of mitochondria, mitophagy, mitochondrial biogenesis and energy consumption have been subject of research. Based on numerous experimental insights, it was possible to qualify mitochondrial behaviour in computational simulations. Here, we present a new biophysical model based on the approach of Figge et al. in 2012. We introduce exponential decay and growth laws for each mitochondrial process to derive its time-dependent probability during the aging of cells. All mitochondrial processes of the original model are mathematically and biophysically redefined and additional processes are implemented: Mitochondrial fission and fusion is separated into a metabolic outer-membrane part and a protein-related inner-membrane part, a quality-dependent threshold for mitophagy and mitochondrial biogenesis is introduced and processes for activity-dependent internal oxidative stress as well as mitochondrial repair mechanisms are newly included. Our findings reveal a decrease of mitochondrial quality and a fragmentation of the mitochondrial network during aging. Additionally, the model discloses a quality increasing mechanism due to the interplay of the mitophagy and biogenesis cycle and the fission and fusion cycle of mitochondria. It is revealed that decreased mitochondrial repair can be a quality saving process in aged cells. Furthermore, the model finds strategies to sustain the quality of the mitochondrial network in cells with high production rates of reactive oxygen species due to large energy demands. Hence, the model adds new insights to biophysical mechanisms of mitochondrial aging and provides novel understandings of the interdependency of mitochondrial processes.

  9. Model Heuristic Time Invariant Fuzzy Time Series dan Regresi Untuk Prediksi Laba dan Analisis Variabel yang Mempengaruhi

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    Ica Admirani

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Model of prediction with fuzzy time series method has ability to capture the pattern of past data to predict the fu ture of data does not need a complicated system, making it easier to use. The research aims to built prediction system using model of  heuristic time invariant fuzzy time series and multiple linear regression to predict profit and analysis of variables that affect profit. Profit forecasting aims to determine the company's prospects in the future in order to remain exist in doing its business. The variables that use in the modelling are profit as the dependent variable, and sales, cost of goods sold, general and administrative expenses, selling and marketing expenses and interest income as the indepent variables. Profit forecasting modelling begins by defining universe of discourse and interval actual data of profit, then determine fuzzy set and actual data fuzzified. Furthermore, fuzzy logical relationship and fuzzy logical relationships group to fuzzified data. The prediction process consist of two prediction phase there are training phase aimed to determine trend predictor and testing phase to determine prediction results. By using 24 profit data samples resulted prediction error by using Mean Absolute Percentage Error is 11,64% and added 13 data for testing obtained prediction error is 22,27%.  In analysis of variables that affect profit is known that sales variable most effect on profit than other variables with a regression coefficient 0.976.

  10. The life and times of the Savings Method for Vehicle Routing Problems

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    Wark and Holt. (1994) proposed a method in which routes were also formed by growing clusters of cus- .... The savings method has proved a useful building block in the construction of algorithms for this problem. ..... (WPSP), a varia- tion of the parallel-machine scheduling problem, to sequence families of jobs on identical.

  11. Standardization: Hardware and Software Standardization Can Reduce Costs and Save Time

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    Brooks-Young, Susan

    2005-01-01

    Sadly, technical support doesn't come cheap. One money-saving strategy that's gained popularity among school technicians is equipment and software standardization. When it works, standardization can be very effective. However, standardization has its drawbacks. This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of standardization.

  12. Assessment of retinal sensitivity using a time-saving strategy in normal individuals

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    Suzumura H

    2012-11-01

    .Keywords: time-saving strategy, frequency-of-seeing curve, dynamic, Swedish Interactive Threshold Algorithm Standard, Octopus perimeter, Humphrey field analyzer

  13. Energy Savings Lifetimes and Persistence

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    Hoffman, Ian M. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Schiller, Steven R. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Todd, Annika [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Billingsley, Megan A. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Goldman, Charles A. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Schwartz, Lisa C. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)

    2016-02-01

    This technical brief explains the concepts of energy savings lifetimes and savings persistence and discusses how program administrators use these factors to calculate savings for efficiency measures, programs and portfolios. Savings lifetime is the length of time that one or more energy efficiency measures or activities save energy, and savings persistence is the change in savings throughout the functional life of a given efficiency measure or activity. Savings lifetimes are essential for assessing the lifecycle benefits and cost effectiveness of efficiency activities and for forecasting loads in resource planning. The brief also provides estimates of savings lifetimes derived from a national collection of costs and savings for electric efficiency programs and portfolios.

  14. Effects of daylight-saving time changes on stock market returns and stock market volatility: rebuttal.

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    Kamstra, Mark J; Kramer, Lisa A; Levi, Maurice D

    2013-02-01

    In a 2011 reply to our 2010 comment in this journal, Berument and Dogen maintained their challenge to the existence of the negative daylight-saving effect in stock returns reported by Kamstra, Kramer, and Levi in 2000. Unfortunately, in their reply, Berument and Dogen ignored all of the points raised in the comment, failing even to cite the Kamstra, et al. comment. Berument and Dogen continued to use inappropriate estimation techniques, over-parameterized models, and low-power tests and perhaps most surprisingly even failed to replicate results they themselves reported in their previous paper, written by Berument, Dogen, and Onar in 2010. The findings reported by Berument and Dogen, as well as by Berument, Dogen, and Onar, are neither well-supported nor well-reasoned. We maintain our original objections to their analysis, highlight new serious empirical and theoretical problems, and emphasize that there remains statistically significant evidence of an economically large negative daylight-saving effect in U.S. stock returns. The issues raised in this rebuttal extend beyond the daylight-saving effect itself, touching on methodological points that arise more generally when deciding how to model financial returns data.

  15. The methodology for the evaluation of the energy saving by the daylight saving time in Mexico; Metodologia para la evaluacion del ahorro de energia debido al cambio de horario durante la epoca del verano

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    Ramos Niembro, Gaudencio [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1996-12-31

    A description is made of the methodology for the evaluation of energy saving by the daylight saving time in Mexico. A mathematical model was developed that would allow the quantitative evaluation of the energy saving by the daylight saving time, through measurements of the consumption of different users from the domestic commercial and industrial sector, considering the various variables that impact the consumption [Espanol] Se describe la metodologia para la evalucion del ahorro de energia por el cambio de horario de verano en Mexico. Se desarrollo un modelo matematico que permitiera evaluar cuantitativamente el ahorro de energia debido al cambio de horario durante la epoca de verano, atraves de mediciones de consumos de los diferentes usuarios de los sectores domestico, comercial e industrial, considerando las diversas variables que impactan en el consumo

  16. TED-Time and life saving External Defibrillator for home-use.

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    Weiss, Teddy A; Rosenheck, Shimon; Gorni, Shraga; Katz, Ioni; Mendelbaum, Mendel; Gilon, Dan

    2014-06-01

    Sudden Cardiac Death--SCD --is a major unmet health problem that needs urgent and prompt solution. AICDs are very expensive, risky and indicated for a small group of patients, at the highest risk. AEDs--Automatic External Defibrillators--are designed for public places and although safe, cannot enter the home-market due to their cost and need for constant, high-cost maintenance. We developed TED, a low-cost AED that derives its energy off the mains, designed for home-use, to save SCD victims' lives. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  17. The daylight saving time in Mexico; El cambio de horario durante la epoca del verano en Mexico

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    Covarrubias Ramos, Rogelio [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1996-12-31

    The daylight saving time in Mexico for energy saving is analyzed; such a change is made forwarding the clocks one hour in all Mexico the first Sunday of April and backing them an hour the last Sunday of October. Mention is made the reasons why Mexico adopted this measure, the social-economic impact that brings along and the benefits of this daylight saving time. The case of countries that also apply this measure is analyzed. It is expected that this measure attains benefits for the society either collectively or individually through the ecology and the economy. [Espanol] Se analiza el cambio de horario en la epoca de verano en Mexico para ahorrar energia; dicho cambio se realiza al adelantar una hora al reloj en todo el territorio de Mexico el primer domingo de abril y retrazarlo una hora el ultimo domingo de octubre. Se mencionan las razones por las cuales Mexico adopto esta medida, el impacto socio-economico que traera consigo y los beneficios del cambio de horario. Se aborda la situacion de los paises que tambien aplican esta medida. Se espera que esta medida logre beneficios para la sociedad, ya sea en modo colectivo o individual, para la ecologia y para la economia.

  18. Time-saving design of experiment protocol for optimization of LC-MS data processing in metabolomic approaches.

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    Zheng, Hong; Clausen, Morten Rahr; Dalsgaard, Trine Kastrup; Mortensen, Grith; Bertram, Hanne Christine

    2013-08-06

    We describe a time-saving protocol for the processing of LC-MS-based metabolomics data by optimizing parameter settings in XCMS and threshold settings for removing noisy and low-intensity peaks using design of experiment (DoE) approaches including Plackett-Burman design (PBD) for screening and central composite design (CCD) for optimization. A reliability index, which is based on evaluation of the linear response to a dilution series, was used as a parameter for the assessment of data quality. After identifying the significant parameters in the XCMS software by PBD, CCD was applied to determine their values by maximizing the reliability and group indexes. Optimal settings by DoE resulted in improvements of 19.4% and 54.7% in the reliability index for a standard mixture and human urine, respectively, as compared with the default setting, and a total of 38 h was required to complete the optimization. Moreover, threshold settings were optimized by using CCD for further improvement. The approach combining optimal parameter setting and the threshold method improved the reliability index about 9.5 times for a standards mixture and 14.5 times for human urine data, which required a total of 41 h. Validation results also showed improvements in the reliability index of about 5-7 times even for urine samples from different subjects. It is concluded that the proposed methodology can be used as a time-saving approach for improving the processing of LC-MS-based metabolomics data.

  19. Improving value of travel time savings estimation for more effective transportation project evaluation : [summary].

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    2012-01-01

    The daily commute to a job is a cost of working. Workers may share stories about the extent or rigors of their commute, or they may enjoy the time with reading, music, or drive-time radio personalities. For any trip, many factors contribute to a trav...

  20. Playing with Game Time: Auto-Saves and Undoing Despite the ‘Magic Circle’

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    Chuk Moran

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Typically the time of games played on computer systems is considered as linear and progressive. Those studying games talk this way and often linear time is the idiom by which players make sense of their experiences at play. This article focuses on some recent games that explicitly engage players with time, a practice that I argue highlights the complicated relationship between the player, game time, and clock time. It is common to treat videogames as exception from the world, bounded in a kind of “magic circle” (Huizinga, 1938/1955. This can be seen in the most ready explanation of time; the basically uninterrupted arrow of player progress through the space of the game, made canonical by Jesper Juul (2005. However, there are many other kinds of time in games, and how players use these times says something significant about a game. There is something more to the magic circle than a condition of pure interiority. The magic circle is play that situates a game and it hosts a special intensity opening to larger forces. This is often ignored in the contemporary use of the term in scholarly discussions of computer-based games. The overly respectful attitude that games are distinct from regular life results in the construction of a “pure” zone strictly internal to games, and time in this zone appears as a line. This article argues that such a vision is incomplete. Time in videogames need not be understood as a single line, or any diagram of lines at all. The complex and overlapping rhythms that crosscut everyday life do not stop at a magical barrier that contains and protects the game; these varied rhythms both influence how games are played, and describe the variety of times that games contain. By attending to other times than a line, we can recognize other patterns in gaming. I suggest that the act of undoing highlights this particular temporal intensity of videogames. In this paper, I argue that undoing is not simply the restoration of a

  1. Measuring the impact of efficient household travel decisions on potential travel time savings and accessibility gains

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    Recker, W. W.; Chen, C.; McNally, M. G.

    2000-01-01

    Using the conceptual framework of time-space geography, this paper incorporates both spatio-temporal constraints and household interaction effects into a meaningful measure of the potential of a household to interact with the built environment. Within this context, personal accessibility is described as a measure of the potential ability of individuals within a household not only to reach activity opportunities, but to do so with sufficient time available for participation in those activities...

  2. Measuring the Impact of Efficient Household Travel Decisions on Potential Travel Time Savings and Accessibility Gains

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    Recker, Will; Chen, Chienho

    2000-01-01

    Using the conceptual framework of time-space geography, this paper incorporates both spatio-temporal constraints and household interaction effects into a meaningful measure of the potential of a household to interact with the built environment. Within this context, personal accessibility is described as a measure of the potential ability of individuals within a household not only to reach activity opportunities but to do so with sufficient time available for participation in those activities...

  3. SAVED LEAVE BONUS

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    2000-01-01

    Staff members participating in the RSL programme are entitled to one additional day of saved leave for each full period of 20 days remaining in their saved leave account on 31 December 1999.Allowing some time for all concerned to make sure that their periods of leave taken in 1999 are properly registered, HR division will proceed with the crediting of the appropriate number of days in the saved leave accounts from 25 January 2000.Human Resources DivisionTel.73359

  4. Engaging science communication that are time-saving for scientists using new online technology

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    Lilja Bye, Bente

    2016-04-01

    Science communication is a time consuming and challenging task. Communicating scientific results comes on top of doing science itself and the administrative work the modern day scientists have to cope with. The competition on peoples time and attention is also fierce. In order to get peoples attention and interest, it is today often required that there is a two-way communication. The audience needs and wants to be engaged, even in real-time. The skills and times required to do that is normally not included in the university curricula. In this presentation we will look at new technologies that can help scientists overcome some of those skills and time challenges. The new online technologies that has been tested and developed in other societal areas, can be of great use for research and the important science communication. We will illustrate this through an example from biodiversity, wetlands and these fields use of Earth observations. Both the scientists themselves representing different fields of research and the general public are being engaged effectively and efficiently through specifically designed online events/seminars/workshops. The scientists are able to learn from each other while also engaging in live dialogues with the audience. A cooperation between the Group of Earth Observations and the Ramsar Convention of Wetlands will be used to illustrate the method. Within the global Earth observation community, where this example comes from, there is a great potential for efficient capacity building, targeting both experts, decision-makers and the general public. The method presented is demonstrating one way of tapping into that potential using new online technologies and it can easily be transferred to other fields of geoscience and science in general.

  5. Energy saving in illumination using sensorial presence devices; Ahorro de energia en iluminacion utilizando sensores de presencia

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    Cortes Eslava, Alejandro [Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)

    2001-03-01

    This is an analysis and evaluation of electrical energy saving that a system of illumination controlled by presence sensors provides in an enclosure with low transit within the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) that is one of the libraries of the Institute of Anthropological Investigations. The data on which the analysis is sustained and the results deducted come from a time counter located at the site. [Spanish] Este es un analisis y evaluacion de los ahorros de energia electrica que suministra un sistema de iluminacion controlado por sensores de presencia en un recinto con bajo transito dentro de la Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) que es una de las bibliotecas del Instituto de Investigaciones Antropologicas. Los datos de donde se sustenta el analisis y se deducen los resultados provienen de un contador de tiempo de uso localizado en el sitio.

  6. Immunity-Based Optimal Estimation Approach for a New Real Time Group Elevator Dynamic Control Application for Energy and Time Saving

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    Mehmet Baygin

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays, the increasing use of group elevator control systems owing to increasing building heights makes the development of high-performance algorithms necessary in terms of time and energy saving. Although there are many studies in the literature about this topic, they are still not effective enough because they are not able to evaluate all features of system. In this paper, a new approach of immune system-based optimal estimate is studied for dynamic control of group elevator systems. The method is mainly based on estimation of optimal way by optimizing all calls with genetic, immune system and DNA computing algorithms, and it is evaluated with a fuzzy system. The system has a dynamic feature in terms of the situation of calls and the option of the most appropriate algorithm, and it also adaptively works in terms of parameters such as the number of floors and cabins. This new approach which provides both time and energy saving was carried out in real time. The experimental results comparatively demonstrate the effects of method. With dynamic and adaptive control approach in this study carried out, a significant progress on group elevator control systems has been achieved in terms of time and energy efficiency according to traditional methods.

  7. Household Savings

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    Browning, Martin; Lusardi, Annamaria

    In this survey, we review the recent theoretical and empirical literature on household saving and consumption. The discussion is structured around a list of motives for saving and how well the standard theory captures these motives. We show that almost all of the motives for saving that have been...... of standard optimization techniques and focuses instead on direct consideration on saving. We provide a section on facts: who save and how much. We then discuss informally the recent decline in the U.S. saving rate and whether the theory is of much use in understanding this and other changes in aggregate...... be rationalized within a simple life cycle model. We also review a great number of studies of the consumption Euler equations. Based on our analysis of the studies cited we conclude that there is still mixed evidence that consumption is excessively sensitive to income. We also examine in depth the recent...

  8. Does device-based testing save time during automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator implantation?

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    Gupta, Anoop K; Khasnis, Atul; Thakur, Ranjan K; Lokhandwala, Yash

    2004-01-01

    Defibrillation testing can be done either via an external cardiac defibrillator or directly via the implanted defibrillator during implantation (device-based testing). The advantage of one testing methodology over the other has not been adequately studied. Seventy-four patients (72% men) were randomized into two groups depending on the defibrillation testing methodology used--external cardiac defibrillation and device-based testing groups. R-wave, pacing threshold, pacing impedance, defibrillation threshold, defibrillation pathway impedance and total procedure time were not significantly different between the two groups. Device-based testing did not significantly reduce the procedure time. Lead and defibrillation parameters were similar in both the groups; lead repositioning and replacement were required in three patients in the external cardiac defibrillation group.

  9. Valuation of travel time savings for intercity travel: The Madrid-Barcelona corridor

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    Roman, Concepcion; Carlos Martin, Juan; Espino, Raquel

    2014-01-01

    (which started to operate in February 2008) competes directly with one of the densest airline domestic markets in the world, and its introduction produced substantial improvements in level of service, achieving reductions in travel time of more than 50% over the conventional train. A specifically...... encountered in WTP with respect to other travellers. Finally, the obtaining of the elasticity values for the choice probabilities provided us valuable information to understand competition in this market. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved....

  10. Energy consumption and the use of thermal insulating materials. A comparative analysis on the tendencies over the time; Consumo de energia y uso de aislamientos termicos - un analisis comparativo de tendencias en el tiempo

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    Ordonez C, Luis Felipe [Aislantes Minerales, S. A. de C. V. Mexico, D. F. (Mexico)

    1994-12-31

    Through the observations and comparisons conducted on the behavior of change tendencies of population growth, Gross Internal Product and energy consumption, one can analyze if the energy saving tendencies in Mexico are positive and similar to the tendencies in the consumption of thermal insulating materials and similar to other countries figures. The analysis of these figures allows US to detect if the energy saving efforts can be correlated with the consumption of thermal insulating materials and with the standard of living of a country (determined by its per capita income) and establish a future performance index of energy conservation for the adequate utilization o insulating materials of economical thickness. The index proposed in this paper serves this purpose and yields interesting results. Along recent years and as a result of the industrialization level and way of living in Mexico, the energy consumption has increased in a higher rate than the population growth, based on 1980 figures. In this same period, the gross internal product per capita has also increased in a slightly lower rate to the population growth. This means that the figure for Energy Intensity, defined as the rate of energy consumption over the gross internal product, has slightly increased in the same period accounted for, meaning that the country has become more inefficient in recent years. At the same time, the production capacity of thermal insulating materials has remained constant since 1980 until early 1994. This compares unfavorably with all the developed countries, in which the energy intensity has diminished considerably in the last years, while the thermal insulating materials rate has augmented at a rhythm of similar proportions. [Espanol] A base de realizar observaciones y comparaciones del comportamiento de las tendencias de cambio en crecimiento poblacional, Producto Interno Bruto y consumo de energia, se puede analizar si las tendencias de ahorro de energia en Mexico son

  11. Is Advanced Real-Time Energy Metering Sufficient to Persuade People to Save Energy?

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    Leite H.

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available In order to promote a low-carbon economy, EU citizens may soon be able to check their electricity consumption from smart meter. It is hoped that smart meter can, by providing real-time consumption and pricing information to residential users, help reducing demand for electricity. It is argued in this paper that, according the Elaborative Likelihood Model (ELM, these methods are most likely to be effective when consumers perceive the issue of energy conservation relevant to their lives. Nevertheless, some fundamental characteristics of these methods result in limited amount of perceived personal relevance; for instance, energy expenditure expense may be relatively small comparing to other household expenditure like mortgage and consumption information does not enhance interpersonal trust. In this paper, it is suggested that smart meter can apply the “nudge” approaches which respond to ELM as the use of simple rules to make decision, which include the change of feedback delivery and device design.

  12. Savings times: approaching of two technologies; Racionalizacao do tempo: uma integracao de tecnologias

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    Migueis, Carlos Otavio; Eppinghaus, Guilherme; Ferreira, Ipojucan; Alfano, Pedro Paulo; Campello, Sergio [Vetcogray, Macae, RJ (Brazil)

    2008-07-01

    As the result of merging both wellhead and production subsea systems technologies, a new concept of flowbases and tubing hangers has been developed. This new generation of equipment will allow a significant reduction in rig time during drilling and completion operations just processing at the same time steps that before were supposed to be done separately. In order to implement this merge of technologies, concepts and techniques already well known in drilling and completion will be used. One of the main modifications is to adopt in the internal upper half profile of the flowbase the same profile used in the wellheads. This will allow the use of existent cam type running tools, wear bushing running tools and BOP test tools. Also the casing hanger pack-off (CVU) sealing and locking technology will be used to lock and seal the tubing hanger. The new method of running the flowbase, using a cam type running tool, became possible due to the adoption of the technology for landing the wellhead with the support of an ROV. In the other hand, the tubing hanger was fully redesigned using as reference the existent casing hangers. The new concept is an evolution for the actual concept and will allow the time reduction in rig operations, enhancing the performance of the unlocking system of the tubing hanger during its retrieval. During the development of this new flowbase and tubing hanger system, it was necessary the development of a set of new tools, such as: one trip pack-off landing, energizing/deenergizing, test and tubing hanger retrieving tool; one trip pack-off unlocking and tubing hanger retrieving tool. In order to confirm the viability of the concepts, a series of design reviews were conducted involving different Vetco Gray SDS and SPS experts from various departments such as product engineering and service. Doing this it became possible to fully evaluate the operation from drilling to completion also checking if the applicability of the current equipment that today

  13. [THE FAILURE MODES AND EFFECTS ANALYSIS FACILITATES A SAFE, TIME AND MONEY SAVING OPEN ACCESS COLONOSCOPY SERVICE].

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    Gingold-Belfer, Rachel; Niv, Yaron; Horev, Nehama; Gross, Shuli; Sahar, Nadav; Dickman, Ram

    2017-04-01

    Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) is used for the identification of potential risks in health care processes. We used a specific FMEA - based form for direct referral for colonoscopy and assessed it for procedurerelated perforations. Ten experts in endoscopy evaluated and computed the entire referral process, modes of preparation for the endoscopic procedure, the endoscopic procedure itself and the discharge process. We used FMEA assessing for likelihood of occurrence, detection and severity and calculated the risk profile number (RPN) for each of the above points. According to the highest RPN results we designed a specific open access referral form and then compared the occurrence of colonic perforations (between 2010 and 2013) in patients who were referred through the open access arm (Group 1) to those who had a prior clinical consultation (non-open access, Group 2). Our experts in endoscopy (5 physicians and 5 nurses) identified 3 categories of failure modes that, on average, reached the highest RPNs. We identified 9,558 colonoscopies in group 1, and 12,567 in group 2. Perforations were identified in three patients from the open access group (1:3186, 0.03%) and in 10 from group 2 (1:1256, 0.07%) (p = 0.024). Direct referral for colonoscopy saved 9,558 pre-procedure consultations and the sum of $850,000. The FMEA tool-based specific referral form facilitates a safe, time and money saving open access colonoscopy service. Our form may be adopted by other gastroenterological clinics in Israel.

  14. Real Time Voltage and Current Phase Shift Analyzer for Power Saving Applications

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    Ondrej Krejcar

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays, high importance is given to low energy devices (such as refrigerators, deep-freezers, washing machines, pumps, etc. that are able to produce reactive power in power lines which can be optimized (reduced. Reactive power is the main component which overloads power lines and brings excessive thermal stress to conductors. If the reactive power is optimized, it can significantly lower the electricity consumption (from 10 to 30%—varies between countries. This paper will examine and discuss the development of a measuring device for analyzing reactive power. However, the main problem is the precise real time measurement of the input and output voltage and current. Such quality measurement is needed to allow adequate action intervention (feedback which reduces or fully compensates reactive power. Several other issues, such as the accuracy and measurement speed, must be examined while designing this device. The price and the size of the final product need to remain low as they are the two important parameters of this solution.

  15. Atrial defibrillation threshold in humans minutes after atrial fibrillation induction; "A stitch in time saves nine".

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    Vardas, P E; Manios, E G; Kanoupakis, E M; Dermitzaki, D N; Mavrakis, H E; Kallergis, E M

    2001-09-01

    To assess the effects of atrial fibrillation duration on the defibrillation threshold in atrial fibrillation patients seconds or minutes after initiation of the arrhythmia. Nineteen patients with recurrent symptomatic atrial fibrillation were evaluated. After programmed induction of atrial fibrillation, the defibrillation threshold was assessed after two sequential periods of arrhythmia in the same patient: an "ultrashort" period of 30 s duration and a "short" period, which lasted 10 min. After the specified period, internal cardioversion was attempted using a balloon-guided catheter that allows the delivery of biphasic shocks between one electrode array placed in the left pulmonary artery and a proximal electrode array on the lateral right atrial wall. The defibrillation threshold was assessed with energy steps of 0.5 J with a starting level of 0.5 J. Mean time from induction to successful defibrillation was 92+/-30 s after the "ultrashort" period of atrial fibrillation and 910+/-86 s after the short period. The defibrillation threshold was significantly greater after 10 min of atrial fibrillation than after 30 s of arrhythmia (2.32+/-0.61 J vs 1.31+/-0.66 J, Pdefibrillation threshold. Prolongation of atrial fibrillation over minutes in patients with paroxysmal arrhythmia increases the energy requirements for successful defibrillation. Copyright 2001 The European Society of Cardiology.

  16. Why do many resource-rich countries have negative genuine saving? Anticipation of better times or rapacious rent seeking

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    van der Ploeg, F.

    2010-01-01

    We investigate the Hartwick rule for saving of a nation necessary to sustain a constant level of private consumption for a small open economy with an exhaustible stock of natural resources. The amount by which a country saves and invests less than the marginal resource rents equals the expected

  17. ANALISIS KINERJA DENGAN MENGGUNAKAN PENDEKATAN RASIO CAMEL

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    Sri Murdiati

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk menganalisis tingkat kesehatan bank dilihat dari kategori CAMEL. Metode penelitian yang digunakan adalah studi kasus di PD BPR BKK Banjarharjo.Dalam menguji hipotesis digunakan alat analisis CAMEL. Hasil penelitian ini yaitu modal pada 2008 sampai 2010 termasuk dalam kriteria sehat. ROA meningkat 2008 sampai 2010 dengan kriteria sehat bagi biaya operasional yang dikeluarkan oleh pendapatan operasional yang seimbang. Rasio Kas tahun 2008 sampai 2010 termasuk dalam kriteria sehat berarti bank memiliki kemampuan untuk mengelola asset yang digunakan untuk membayar kewajiban. LDR mengalami tren yang signifikan selama tahun 2008 sampai 2010 sehingga dana yang diterima bank untuk meningkatkan baik tabungan, deposito berjangka, modal inti, yang berarti kemampuan bank untuk meningkatkan penyaluran kredit, IRR menunjukan nilai positif dalam menghadapi resiko pasar.Pengembangan tingkat kesehatan pada tahun 2008 sampai 2010 untuk komponen Capital, Assets, Laba dan Likuiditas meningkat. The goal of this research is to analyze the healtiness of banks seen from CAMEL category. The research applied a case study in PD BPR BKK Banjarharjo. The hypotheses tested using CAMEL analysis tools. The result of the study is that the modal used 2008 until 2010 is consideredin a healthy criteria. The increasing ROA in 2008 until 2010 is considered healthy criteria for operational expenses incurred by the operating income. Such condition meant that the banks are able to manage the assets which are used to pay the obligations. The significant increasing of LDR over the years 2008 until 2010 makes the received funds by the bank to increase the savings deposits, time deposits and the core capital. As the recunts, the banks are able to increase credit disstribution. More over, the IRR showed a positive values in the face of market risks and the development of healthy levels in 2008 until 2010 for the components of Capital, Assets, Earnings and

  18. On a way to save memory when solving time domain boundary integral equations for acoustic and vibroacoustic applications

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    Thirard, Christophe; Parot, Jean-Marc

    2017-11-01

    Solving acoustic equations in the time domain, possibly coupled with the description of flexible structure dynamics, remains attractive as compared to solving the same in the frequency domain: this allows for better consideration of local non-linearities (acoustics/structure), and the boundary integral formulation (also known as BEM) offers an exact description of the infinite acoustic field based on a simple surface mesh (no need for 3D-volume discretization). Some issues remain however: the required memory space and computation time continue to grow rapidly when the number of elements of the surface mesh increases. In the case of a structure with a regular non-slender shape, the computational cost, measured in terms of required memory space, varies by Helmholtz number to the power of 4. This paper illustrates how the accelerating method called NGTD helps overcome this difficulty. This paper shows the applicability of 2 level NGTD to acoustic and vibroacoustic problems described solely by the hypersingular formulation for surfaces. It goes into more detail on some important aspects of the interpolation process and on the memory saving obtained. Implementation within the MOT (;March-On-Time;) ASTRYD code shows the benefits of this method. The memory requirement shows an estimated trend lower than power 1.35 of the number of surface elements.

  19. Applications of a saving method with max-min ant system to a vehicle routing problem with time windows and speed limits

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    Suphan Sodsoon

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to solve a Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows and Speed Limits (VRPTWSL, which has received considerable attention in recent years. The vehicle routing problem with time windows is an extension of the well-known Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP and involves a fleet of vehicles set of from a depot to serve a number of customers at different geographic locations with various demands within specific time and speed limits before returning to the depot eventually. To solve the problem, an efficient Saving Method-Max Min Ant System (Saving-MMAS with Local Search algorithm is applied. Using minimization of the total transportation costs as the objective of the extension VRPTWSL, a mathematic model is constructed. Finally, the Saving-MMAS algorithms indicated the good quality of the method in this problem.

  20. Andare in analisi

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    Loris Azzaroni

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Credo si possa affermare che alle soglie del nuovo millennio l’Italia si è ormai guadagnata un posto di tutto rispetto nel campus internazionale dell’analisi musicale. Solo qualche decennio fa essa era specialità consapevolmente praticata da pochissime persone, spesso isolate e ingiustamente trascurate o addirittura evitate dalla musicologia ufficiale. Ora in Italia le iniziative, le organizzazioni di studiosi, le associazioni scientifiche - tra queste cito qui per brevità solo il Gruppo di Teoria e Analisi Musicale (GATM e la Società Italiana di Analisi Musicale (SIDAM - sono certamente numerose; anzi, sono così numerose che, semmai, potrebbe essere venuto il momento di cominciare a distinguere il grano dal loglio. E all’estero, d’altra parte, la produzione italiana in campo analitico è ormai riconosciuta come parte integrante del patrimonio collettivo della comunità scientifica. Non è più tempo quindi di continuare semplicemente ad osservare che l’analisi musicale esiste anche nel nostro paese e limitarsi a rallegrarsene. E’ tempo invece di cominciare a tentare di stendere un bilancio, provvisorio s’intende, di quali siano a tutt’oggi i risultati di tanto lavoro, di tanti sforzi, di tanti tentativi e intraprese. Questo sito potrebbe diventare il luogo ideale anche per questo tipo di valutazione.

  1. Life-cycle models of saving and the effect of the timing of divorce on retirement economic well-being.

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    Fethke, C C

    1989-05-01

    The long-term effect of the current high rate of divorce upon the future economic status of individuals has not been thoroughly analyzed. This study reviews the retirement, precautionary, and bequest motives for saving, then evaluates how marriage dissolution may (a) decrease the family's savings rate, (b) cause shifts in the family's portfolio to assets with lower rates of return, and (c) destroy or deplete existing family assets. Whether divorce interrupts the savings process or destroys assets, it is unlikely that most individuals will be able to save enough in later life to overcome the loss. The long-term effect may well be that, in future years, we will recognize a new category of elderly poor, those who have experienced the dissolution of their marriage.

  2. Spectral analysis of uneven time series of geological variables; Analisis espectral de series temporales de variables geologicas con muestreo irregular

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    Pardo-Iguzquiza, E.; Rodriguez-Tovar, F. J.

    2013-06-01

    In geosciences the sampling of a time series tends to afford uneven results, sometimes because the sampling itself is random or because of hiatuses or even completely missing data or due to difficulties involved in the conversion of data from a spatial to a time scale when the sedimentation rate was not constant. Whatever the case, the best solution does not lie in interpolation but rather in resorting to a method that deals with the irregular data. We show here how the use of the smoothed Lomb-Scargle periodogram is both a practical and efficient choice. We describe the effects on the estimated power spectrum of the type of irregular sampling, the number of data, interpolation, and the presence of drift. We propose the permutation test as being an efficient way of calculating statistical confidence levels. By applying the Lomb-Scargle periodogram to a synthetic series with a known spectral content we are able to confirm the validity of this method in the face of the difficulties mentioned above. A case study with real data, including hiatuses, representing the thickness of the annual banding in a stalagmite, is chosen to demonstrate an application using the statistical and physical interpretation of spectral peaks. (Author)

  3. Analysis of passive systems as a tool for energy saving in buildings: solar control; Analisis de sistemas pasivos como herramienta para el ahorro de energia en edificaciones: Control solar

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    Saravia, Maricela; Morillon Galvez, David [Instituto de Ingenieria, UNAM, Mexico, D. F. (Mexico)

    1999-07-01

    A bioclimatic study of El Salvador is presented, with the purpose of using window eaves as elements of passive solar control and to determine the optimal angles of orientation, in order to diminish the thermal gains by direct solar radiation and to manage to get close to the comfort conditions. The former with the intention of integrating measures that help to obtain energy efficiency and comfortable buildings, for the conditions of warm humid climate, characteristic of a Central American country like El Salvador. Besides offering a document of consultation among the professionals dedicated to the design and as base of bioclimatic considerations that must have the construction regulations. As a conclusion the optimal angles of eaves for each orientation are presented and a quantitative estimation of the savings that would imply not to consume electrical energy in cooling systems using these elements as a protection to the direct solar radiation. [Spanish] Se presenta un estudio del bioclima de El Salvador, con el fin de utilizar aleros de ventana como elementos de control solar pasivo y determinar los angulos optimos por orientacion, para disminuir las ganancias termicas por radiacion solar directa y lograr acercar a las condiciones de confort. Lo anterior con el objeto de integrar medidas que coadyuven a lograr edificios energeticamente eficientes y confortables, para las condiciones de clima calido humedo, caracteristico de un pais centroamericano como El Salvador. Ademas de brindar un documento de consulta entre los profesionales dedicados al dise y como base de consideraciones bioclimaticas que debe tener el reglamento de construcciones. Como conclusion se presentan los angulos optimos de alero por cada orientacion y una estimacion cuantitativa del ahorro que implicaria el no consumir energia electrica en sistemas de enfriamiento utilizando estos elementos como una proteccion a la radiacion solar directa.

  4. Analisis Penerapan Lean Production Process untuk Mengurangi Lead Time Process Perawatan Engine (Studi Kasus PT.GMF AEROASIA

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    Wahyu Adrianto

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Engine maintenance strives to always improve its service excellence with tools such as gate system where the system is expected to realize the lead time for 60days. In the implementation of the gate system is still not able to meet the expected target. During maintenance or overhaul the engine is still encountered waste or waste that causes the target cannot be met. Lean Manufacturing is an approach that aims to minimize waste that occurs in the process flow.Understanding the conditions of the process described in Value Stream Mapping for further elaborate activities that have the value-added and non-value added.Through seven waste concept, then be weighted to determine the most dominant type of waste.From the data processing is obtained that through the Value Stream Mapping is known gate 1 and gate 3 is the point that there are many wastes. Weighting and ranking of seven existing waste in the process of the activity obtained results in the form of a waste critical sequence of seven existing waste. Highest weights on the type of waste waiting with a weight of 0.38. Results of Root Cause Analysis in mind that the root cause of waste waiting for that data is maintained, the lack of attention to people development, There are still bugs in the system and miscommunication.

  5. Feature Selection as a Time and Cost-Saving Approach for Land Suitability Classification (Case Study of Shavur Plain, Iran

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    Saeid Hamzeh

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Land suitability classification is important in planning and managing sustainable land use. Most approaches to land suitability analysis combine a large number of land and soil parameters, and are time-consuming and costly. In this study, a potentially useful technique (combined feature selection and fuzzy-AHP method to increase the efficiency of land suitability analysis was presented. To this end, three different feature selection algorithms—random search, best search and genetic methods—were used to determine the most effective parameters for land suitability classification for the cultivation of barely in the Shavur Plain, southwest Iran. Next, land suitability classes were calculated for all methods by using the fuzzy-AHP approach. Salinity (electrical conductivity (EC, alkalinity (exchangeable sodium percentage (ESP, wetness and soil texture were selected using the random search method. Gypsum, EC, ESP, and soil texture were selected using both the best search and genetic methods. The result shows a strong agreement between the standard fuzzy-AHP methods and methods presented in this study. The values of Kappa coefficients were 0.82, 0.79 and 0.79 for the random search, best search and genetic methods, respectively, compared with the standard fuzzy-AHP method. Our results indicate that EC, ESP, soil texture and wetness are the most effective features for evaluating land suitability classification for the cultivation of barely in the study area, and uses of these parameters, together with their appropriate weights as obtained from fuzzy-AHP, can perform good results for land suitability classification. So, the combined feature selection presented and the fuzzy-AHP approach has the potential to save time and money for land suitability classification.

  6. Daylight saving time (summer 2001) for a culture of energy care; Horario de verano 2001 por una cultura del cuidado de la energia

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    2001-09-01

    As in other headings, such as the care of water and the environment, in what corresponds to energy care, we must take a foresighted attitude so that in a near future we not only can continue covering our energy needs, but also that we do not lack of it, because it is an indispensable service for modern life, practically in any field of the human activity. In this article it is mentioned how the daylight saving time works, the impact in the consumption and demand of electrical energy, resulting from the daylight saving time program 1996-2000. Energy impact, certification of the energy impact due to the application of the program in Mexico, the environmental impact, how the organism adapts harmonically to the summer schedule, the daylight saving program in the world, the daylight saving time program in Mexico, the adjustment in the period of application, and the accumulated results 1996-2000 by the establishment of the daylight saving time program. [Spanish] Al igual que en otros rubros, tales como el cuidado del agua y del medio ambiente, en lo que corresponde al cuidado de la energia, debemos tomar una actitud previsora para que en un futuro cercano no solo podamos continuar cubriendo nuestras necesidades de energia, sino para que esta no nos falte, porque se trata de un servicio indispensable para la vida moderna, practicamente en cualquier campo de la actividad humana. Este articulo se habla sobre como funciona el horario de verano, el impacto en el consumo y la demanda de energia electrica, resultados del horario de verano 1996-2000, Impacto energetico, certificacion del impacto energetico debido a la aplicacion del horario de verano en Mexico, el impacto ambiental, el organismo se adapta armonicamente al horario de verano, el horario de verano en el mundo, el horario de verano en Mexico, el ajuste en el periodo de aplicacion, y resultados acumulados 1996-2000 por el establecimiento del horario de verano.

  7. Secure savings

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    Dawn, Tom

    1996-09-01

    When it was installed, Dartmoor Prison`s environmental management system promised enough savings in labour and energy to pay for itself in well under five years. The system`s benefits are appreciated by staff and are thoroughly practical. (author)

  8. Analisis Cadangan Devisa Indonesia

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    Lusia Bunga Uli

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract This study aims to determine the relationship between variables export, import, and exchange rate against Foreign Exchange Reserves in Indonesia. The data used in the empirical study of a sequence of data monthly time of year 2011.01 through 2014.12 from Bank Indonesia and the Central Statistics Agency (BPS. The analysis tool used is Auto Regression Vector Model (VAR. The results of this study indicate that the one-way relationship between the variables of foreign reserves and export. Then one-way relationship between exchange rate and exports. Lastly, there is a two-way relationship between imports and foreign exchange reserves, two-way relationship between exchange rate and foreign exchange reserves, two-way relationship between imports and exports, two-way relationship between the exchange rate and imports. The results also showed foreign exchange reserves are significantly influenced by the movement itself at a probability of 1 %. Export variable negative and not significantly affect the foreign exchange reserves. While imports of positive and not significant to the foreign exchange reserves. Foreign Exchange Reserves Indonesia is positively influenced by the exchange rate and not significant. Keywords: Foreign exchange reserves, exports, imports, exchange rate   Abstrak. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui seberapa keterkaitan antar variabel ekspor, impor, dan nilai tukar rupiah terhadap Cadangan Devisa Indonesia. Data yang digunakan dalam kajian empiris ini merupakan data runtutaan waktu bulanan dari tahun 2011.01 sampai 2014. 12 yang berasal dari Bank Indonesia dan Badan Pusat Statistik (BPS. Alat analisis yang digunakan yaitu Vector Autoregression Model (VAR. Hasil dari penelitian ini menunjukkan bahwa hubungan searah antara variabel cadangan devisa ke ekspor. Lalu hubungan searah antara kurs terhadap ekspor Terakhir, terdapat hubungan dua arah antara impor dan cadangan devisa, hubungan dua arah antara kurs dan cadangan

  9. Multi-Train Energy Saving for Maximum Usage of Regenerative Energy by Dwell Time Optimization in Urban Rail Transit Using Genetic Algorithm

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    Fei Lin

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available With its large capacity, the total urban rail transit energy consumption is very high; thus, energy saving operations are quite meaningful. The effective use of regenerative braking energy is the mainstream method for improving the efficiency of energy saving. This paper examines the optimization of train dwell time and builds a multiple train operation model for energy conservation of a power supply system. By changing the dwell time, the braking energy can be absorbed and utilized by other traction trains as efficiently as possible. The application of genetic algorithms is proposed for the optimization, based on the current schedule. Next, to validate the correctness and effectiveness of the optimization, a real case is studied. Actual data from the Beijing subway Yizhuang Line are employed to perform the simulation, and the results indicate that the optimization method of the dwell time is effective.

  10. Analysis on factors affecting household customers decision in using electricity at peak time and its correlation towards saving electricity

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    Pasasa, Linus; Marbun, Parlin; Mariza, Ita

    2015-09-01

    The purpose of this paper is to study and analyse the factors affecting customer decisions in using electricity at peak-load hours (between 17.00 to 22.00 WIB) and their behaviors towards electricity conservation in Indonesian household. The underlying rationale is to influence a reduction in energy consumption by stimulating energy saving behaviors, thereby reducing the impact of energy use on the environment. How is the correlation between the decisions in using electricity during peak load hours with the household customer's behavior towards saving electricity? The primary data is obtained by distributing questionnaires to customers of PT. PLN Jakarta Raya and Tangerang Distribution from Household segment. The data is analysed using the Structural Equation Model (SEM) and AMOS Software. The research is finding that all factors (Personal, Social, PLN Services, Psychological, and Cultural) are positively influence customer decision in using electricity at peak load hours. There is a correlation between the decisions in using electricity during peak load hours with the household customer's behavior towards saving electricity.

  11. Hand Hygiene Saves Lives

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  12. Buy now, saved later? The critical impact of time-to-pandemic uncertainty on pandemic cost-effectiveness analyses.

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    Drake, Tom; Chalabi, Zaid; Coker, Richard

    2015-02-01

    Investment in pandemic preparedness is a long-term gamble, with the return on investment coming at an unknown point in the future. Many countries have chosen to stockpile key resources, and the number of pandemic economic evaluations has risen sharply since 2009. We assess the importance of uncertainty in time-to-pandemic (and associated discounting) in pandemic economic evaluation, a factor frequently neglected in the literature to-date. We use a probability tree model and Monte Carlo parameter sampling to consider the cost effectiveness of antiviral stockpiling in Cambodia under parameter uncertainty. Mean elasticity and mutual information (MI) are used to assess the importance of time-to-pandemic compared with other parameters. We also consider the sensitivity to choice of sampling distribution used to model time-to-pandemic uncertainty. Time-to-pandemic and discount rate are the primary drivers of sensitivity and uncertainty in pandemic cost effectiveness models. Base case cost effectiveness of antiviral stockpiling ranged between is US$112 and US$3599 per DALY averted using historical pandemic intervals for time-to-pandemic. The mean elasticities for time-to-pandemic and discount rate were greater than all other parameters. Similarly, the MI scores for time to pandemic and discount rate were greater than other parameters. Time-to-pandemic and discount rate were key drivers of uncertainty in cost-effectiveness results regardless of time-to-pandemic sampling distribution choice. Time-to-pandemic assumptions can "substantially" affect cost-effectiveness results and, in our model, is a greater contributor to uncertainty in cost-effectiveness results than any other parameter. We strongly recommend that cost-effectiveness models include probabilistic analysis of time-to-pandemic uncertainty. Published by Oxford University Press in association with The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine © The Author 2013; all rights reserved.

  13. Hand Hygiene Saves Lives

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  16. Feature Selection as a Time and Cost-Saving Approach for Land Suitability Classification (Case Study of Shavur Plain, Iran)

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    Hamzeh, Saeid; Mokarram, Marzieh; Haratian, Azadeh; Bartholomeus, Harm; Ligtenberg, Arend; Bregt, Arnold

    2016-01-01

    Land suitability classification is important in planning and managing sustainable land use. Most approaches to land suitability analysis combine a large number of land and soil parameters, and are time-consuming and costly. In this study, a potentially useful technique (combined feature selection

  17. A cost- and time-saving strategy of spraying TiO2 self-cleaning coatings in tubular substrates by air cold plasma

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    Zhang, Lujie; Yu, Shuang; Wang, Kaile; Zhang, Jue; Fang, Jing

    2017-11-01

    In this study, using an atmospheric pressure air plasma jet generated by a dielectric barrier structure with hollow electrodes (HEDBS), we developed an ultrafast process for spraying TiO2 self-cleaning films inside tubular substrates. Importantly, SEM images showed that the TiO2 particles were dispersed evenly in the tubular substrates. Furthermore, Raman and XRD pattern indicated the anatase structure of the HEDBS-spayed TiO2 coating after heating at 270 °C. Further results of the self cleaning test suggested that the proposed cost- and time-saving HEDBS approach with air working gas could provide a feasible way for synthesizing thin TiO2 nanofilms.

  18. Analisi del movimento e nuove tecnologie

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    Baldassarre, Giuseppe

    2012-01-01

    2010 - 2011 Metodologia della Ricerca – Analisi del movimento e nuove tecnologie di Giuseppe Baldassarre Lo studio dell’analisi del movimento attraverso l’uso delle nuove tecnologie, ha negli ultimi decenni, avuto un notevole sviluppo anche se è ancora agli stadi primordiali. Il lavoro approfondirà la conoscenza delle tecniche e dei nuovi strumenti utilizzati nell’analisi del movimento degli esseri umani e come loro possono determinare una gamma vastissima di rilevazioni finalizzate ...

  19. Relative roles of emissions and meteorology in the diurnal pattern of urban PM10: analysis of the daylight saving time effect.

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    Muñoz, Ricardo C

    2012-06-01

    Daylight saving time (DST) is a common practice in many countries, in which Official Time (OT) is abruptly shifted 1 hour with respect to solar time on two occasions every year (in fall and spring). All anthropogenic emitting processes tied to OT like job and school commuting traffic, abruptly change in this moment their timing with respect to solar time, inducing a sudden shift between emissions and the meteorological factors that control the dispersion and transport of air pollutants. Analyzing 13 years of hourly particulate matter (PM10) concentrations measured in Santiago, Chile, we demonstrate that the DST practice has observable non-trivial effects in the PM10 diurnal cycle. The clearest impact is in the morning peak of PM10 during the fall DST change, which occurs later and has on average a significant smaller magnitude in the days after the DST change as compared to the days before it. This decrease in magnitude is most remarkable because it occurs in a period of the year when overall PM10 concentrations increase due to generally worsening of the dispersion conditions. Results are shown for seven monitoring stations around the city, and for the fall and spring DST changes. They show clearly the interplay of emissions and meteorology in conditioning urban air pollution problems, highlighting the role of the morning and evening transitions of the atmospheric boundary layer in shaping the diurnal pattern of urban air pollutant concentrations.

  20. The Dismal State of Pathology Laboratories in Dental Colleges – A Stitch in Time Can Save Nine!

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    Rehani, Shweta; Sethi, Sneha

    2016-01-01

    Being a pathologist, we all are aware of the protocols which need to be followed in the histopathology laboratories. However, quite often due to our carelessness or busy schedules we tend to skip one or two steps in the protocol. These steps may appear to be insignificant at that time but later on they may take a toll on the diagnosis by creating an artefact. Here, we have presented a case of a similar artefact which tried to mask our diagnostic ability. PMID:28209016

  1. Aplikasi Analisis DNA dalam Bidang Forensik

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    Elza Ibrahim Auerkari

    2015-01-01

    Analisis DNA dalam bidang forensik merupakan teknik yang relatif baru dan berkembang pesar sesuai dengan peningkatan kualitas dan kuantitas kriminalitas disamping dapat digunakan dalam penentuan hubungan keluarga...

  2. Transforming parts of a differential equations system to difference equations as a method for run-time savings in NONMEM.

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    Petersson, K J F; Friberg, L E; Karlsson, M O

    2010-10-01

    Computer models of biological systems grow more complex as computing power increase. Often these models are defined as differential equations and no analytical solutions exist. Numerical integration is used to approximate the solution; this can be computationally intensive, time consuming and be a large proportion of the total computer runtime. The performance of different integration methods depend on the mathematical properties of the differential equations system at hand. In this paper we investigate the possibility of runtime gains by calculating parts of or the whole differential equations system at given time intervals, outside of the differential equations solver. This approach was tested on nine models defined as differential equations with the goal to reduce runtime while maintaining model fit, based on the objective function value. The software used was NONMEM. In four models the computational runtime was successfully reduced (by 59-96%). The differences in parameter estimates, compared to using only the differential equations solver were less than 12% for all fixed effects parameters. For the variance parameters, estimates were within 10% for the majority of the parameters. Population and individual predictions were similar and the differences in OFV were between 1 and -14 units. When computational runtime seriously affects the usefulness of a model we suggest evaluating this approach for repetitive elements of model building and evaluation such as covariate inclusions or bootstraps.

  3. Hand Hygiene Saves Lives

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  5. A Modified Lung and Cardiac Ultrasound Protocol Saves Time and Rules in the Diagnosis of Acute Heart Failure.

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    Russell, Frances M; Ehrman, Robert R

    2017-06-01

    Multiorgan ultrasound (US), which includes evaluation of the lungs and heart, is an accurate method that outperforms clinical gestalt for diagnosing acutely decompensated heart failure (ADHF). A known barrier to ultrasound use is the time needed to perform these examinations. The primary goal of this study was to determine the test characteristics of a modified lung and cardiac US (LuCUS) protocol for the accurate diagnosis of ADHF. This was a secondary analysis of a prospective observational study that enrolled adult patients presenting to the emergency department with undifferentiated dyspnea. Intervention consisted of a modified LuCUS protocol performed by experienced emergency physician sonographers. A positive modified LuCUS protocol was defined as the presence of B+ lines in both the left and right anterosuperior lung zones, plus a left ventricular ejection fraction investigation of the full LuCUS protocol, was 100% for the diagnosis of ADHF. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  6. Effects of transitions into and out of daylight saving time on the quality of the sleep/wake cycle: an actigraphic study in healthy university students.

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    Tonetti, Lorenzo; Erbacci, Alex; Fabbri, Marco; Martoni, Monica; Natale, Vincenzo

    2013-12-01

    The main goal of the present study was to examine the effects of transition into and out of daylight saving time (DST) on the quality of the sleep/wake cycle, assessed through actigraphy. To this end, 14 healthy university students (mean age: 26.86 ± 3.25 yrs) wore an actigraph for 7 d before and 7 d after the transition out of and into DST on fall 2009 and spring 2010, respectively. The following parameters have been compared before and after the transition, separately for autumn and spring changes: bedtime (BT), get-up time (GUT), time in bed (TIB), sleep onset latency (SOL), fragmentation index (FI), sleep efficiency (SE), total sleep time (TST), wake after sleep onset (WASO), mean activity score (MAS), and number of wake bouts (WB). After the autumn transition, a significant advance of the GUT and a decrease of TIB and TST were observed. On the contrary, spring transition led to a delay of the GUT, an increase of TIB, TST, WASO, MAS, and WB, and a decrease of SE. The present results highlight a more strong deterioration of sleep/wake cycle quality after spring compared with autumn transition, confirming that human circadian system more easily adjusts to a phase delay (autumn change) than a phase advance (spring transition).

  7. Indoor Solar Thermal Energy Saving Time with Phase Change Material in a Horizontal Shell and Finned-Tube Heat Exchanger

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available An experimental as well as numerical investigation was conducted on the melting/solidification processes of a stationary phase change material (PCM in a shell around a finned-tube heat exchanger system. The PCM was stored in the horizontal annular space between a shell and finned-tube where distilled water was employed as the heat transfer fluid (HTF. The focus of this study was on the behavior of PCM for storage (charging or melting and removal (discharging or solidification, as well as the effect of flow rate on the charged and discharged solar thermal energy. The impact of the Reynolds number was determined and the results were compared with each other to reveal the changes in amount of stored thermal energy with the variation of heat transfer fluid flow rates. The results showed that, by increasing the Reynolds number from 1000 to 2000, the total melting time decreases by 58%. The process of solidification also will speed up with increasing Reynolds number in the discharging process. The results also indicated that the fluctuation of gradient temperature decreased and became smooth with increasing Reynolds number. As a result, by increasing the Reynolds number in the charging process, the theoretical efficiency rises.

  8. Indoor solar thermal energy saving time with phase change material in a horizontal shell and finned-tube heat exchanger.

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    Paria, S; Sarhan, A A D; Goodarzi, M S; Baradaran, S; Rahmanian, B; Yarmand, H; Alavi, M A; Kazi, S N; Metselaar, H S C

    2015-01-01

    An experimental as well as numerical investigation was conducted on the melting/solidification processes of a stationary phase change material (PCM) in a shell around a finned-tube heat exchanger system. The PCM was stored in the horizontal annular space between a shell and finned-tube where distilled water was employed as the heat transfer fluid (HTF). The focus of this study was on the behavior of PCM for storage (charging or melting) and removal (discharging or solidification), as well as the effect of flow rate on the charged and discharged solar thermal energy. The impact of the Reynolds number was determined and the results were compared with each other to reveal the changes in amount of stored thermal energy with the variation of heat transfer fluid flow rates. The results showed that, by increasing the Reynolds number from 1000 to 2000, the total melting time decreases by 58%. The process of solidification also will speed up with increasing Reynolds number in the discharging process. The results also indicated that the fluctuation of gradient temperature decreased and became smooth with increasing Reynolds number. As a result, by increasing the Reynolds number in the charging process, the theoretical efficiency rises.

  9. A stitch in time saves nine: suture technique does not affect intestinal growth in a young, growing animal model.

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    Gurien, Lori A; Wyrick, Deidre L; Smith, Samuel D; Maxson, R Todd

    2016-05-01

    Although this issue remains unexamined, pediatric surgeons commonly use simple interrupted suture for bowel anastomosis, as it is thought to improve intestinal growth postoperatively compared to continuous running suture. However, effects on intestinal growth are unclear. We compared intestinal growth using different anastomotic techniques during the postoperative period in young rats. Young, growing rats underwent small bowel transection and anastomosis using either simple interrupted or continuous running technique. At 7-weeks postoperatively after a four-fold growth, the anastomotic site was resected. Diameters and burst pressures were measured. Thirteen rats underwent anastomosis with simple interrupted technique and sixteen with continuous running method. No differences were found in body weight at first (102.46 vs 109.75g) or second operations (413.85 vs 430.63g). Neither the diameters (0.69 vs 0.79cm) nor burst pressures were statistically different, although the calculated circumference was smaller in the simple interrupted group (2.18 vs 2.59cm; p=0.03). No ruptures occurred at the anastomotic line. This pilot study is the first to compare continuous running to simple interrupted intestinal anastomosis in a pediatric model and showed no difference in growth. Adopting continuous running techniques for bowel anastomosis in young children may lead to faster operative time without affecting intestinal growth. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  10. ANALISIS PENGARUH FINANSIAL LEVERAGE DAN OPERATING LEVERAGE TERHADAP RENTABILITAS PERUSAHAAN PADA PT. PANCONIN CIPTA PERKASA DI MAKASSAR

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    NURINNA, RAHMA

    2008-01-01

    2013 Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menjelaskan dan mengetahui serta menganalisis pengaruh finansial leverage dan operating leverage terhadap rentabilitas perusahaan pada PT. Panconin Cipta Perkasa di Makassar.??? Sedangkan metode analisis yang digunakan dalam penelitian ini adalah analisis financial leverage, analisis operating leverage, analisis rentabilitas, analisis regresi linear berganda, analisis korelasi, analisis determinasi. Hasil analisis mengenai financial leverage dan operatin...

  11. Household Saving in Australia

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    Richard Finlay; Fiona Price

    2014-01-01

    This paper investigates household saving behaviour in Australia, as well as the drivers behind the recent rise in the aggregate household saving ratio. Our results explaining differences in saving behaviour across households are consistent with theory and previous findings. As might be expected, households' saving ratios tend to increase with income, but decrease with wealth and gearing. Financially constrained and migrant households tend to save more than other households, all else equal. Wh...

  12. From ZeRO to HeRO: Saving lives one HeRO at a time.

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    Ratcliff, Dr Charlotte; Hansrani, Miss Monica

    2016-01-01

    haemodialysis life with no other options available. She was treated successfully with the HeRO graft, which at two months was patent and problem free. The patient had been able to return to work for the first time in 15 months. Utilising the HeRO graft in this way may provide new, potentially long term, options for safe and effective dialysis in patients with central venous stenosis. Copyright © 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.

  13. Selection of population controls for a Salmonella case-control study in the UK using a market research panel and web-survey provides time and resource savings.

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    Mook, P; Kanagarajah, S; Maguire, H; Adak, G K; Dabrera, G; Waldram, A; Freeman, R; Charlett, A; Oliver, I

    2016-04-01

    Timely recruitment of population controls in infectious disease outbreak investigations is challenging. We evaluated the timeliness and cost of using a market research panel as a sampling frame for recruiting controls in a case-control study during an outbreak of Salmonella Mikawasima in the UK in 2013. We deployed a web-survey by email to targeted members of a market research panel (panel controls) in parallel to the outbreak control team interviewing randomly selected public health staff by telephone and completing paper-based questionnaires (staff controls). Recruitment and completion of exposure history web-surveys for panel controls (n = 123) took 14 h compared to 15 days for staff controls (n = 82). The average staff-time cost per questionnaire for staff controls was £13·13 compared to an invoiced cost of £3·60 per panel control. Differences in the distribution of some exposures existed between these control groups but case-control studies using each group found that illness was associated with consumption of chicken outside of the home and chicken from local butchers. Recruiting market research panel controls offers time and resource savings. More rapid investigations would enable more prompt implementation of control measures. We recommend that this method of recruiting controls is considered in future investigations and assessed further to better understand strengths and limitations.

  14. Telecardiology application in jordan: its impact on diagnosis and disease management, patients' quality of life, and time- and cost-savings.

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    Khader, Yousef Saleh; Jarrah, Mohamad Ismail; Al-Shudifat, Abde-Ellah M; Shdaifat, Amjad; Aljanabi, Husham; Al-Fakeh, Shadwan Ismeil; Turk, Elias Emil; Zayed, Khaled Ali; Al Quran, Hanadi A; Ellauzi, Ziad Mohd; Al Tahan, Mohammad

    2014-01-01

    Objectives. To assess the impact of live interactive telecardiology on diagnosis and disease management, patients' quality of life, and time- and cost-savings. Methods. All consecutive patients who attended or were referred to the teleclinics for suspected cardiac problems in two hospitals in remote areas of Jordan during the study period were included in the study. Patients were interviewed for relevant information and their quality of life was assessed during the first visit and 8 weeks after the last visit. Results. A total of 76 patients were included in this study. Final diagnosis and treatment plan were established as part of the telecardiology consultations in 71.1% and 77.3% of patients, respectively. Patients' travel was avoided for 38 (50.0%) who were managed locally. The majority of patients perceived that the visit to the telecardiology clinic results in less travel time (96.1%), less waiting time (98.1%), and lower cost (100.0%). Telecardiology consultations resulted in an improvement in the quality of life after two months of the first visit. Conclusions. Telecardiology care in remote areas of Jordan would improve the access to health care, help to reach proper diagnosis and establish the treatment plan, and improve the quality of life.

  15. Analisis Semiotik Sajak Bulang Cahaya

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    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan menggali makna tanda yang terdapat dalam sajak Bulang Cahaya karya Rida K Liamsi. Untuk menggali makna itu, pendekatan analisis semiotik Roland Barthes digunakan. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa sajak ini berisi tanda-tanda bersumber dari kosa kata Melayu lama. Sajak ini juga berisi simbol-simbol yang berkaitan dengan kehidupan orang Melayu. Penggunaan kata-kata Melayu lama dan simbol Melayu memperkuat setting Melayu dalam sajak ini. Analisis makna menunjukkan bahwa seseorang merasakan kedukaan sangat mendalam ketika cintanya harus berakhir, tetapi ia terus merasakan kerinduan dengan kekasihnya yang telah pergi. Mitos cinta yang terdapat dalam pusinya adalah orang tahu bahwa putus cinta itu menyakitkan tetapi orang tetap saja jatuh cinta.

  16. Analisis Morfologis Nomina Bahasa Jerman

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    Siahaan, Jujur

    2008-01-01

    Tulisan ini mendeskripsikan morfologi nomina, yang membahas tentang bagaimana kategori dan proses morfologis pembentukan nomina bahasa Jerman. Metode yang digunakan dalam analisis ini adalah metode kualitatif deskriptif. Data kepustakaan seperti: buku teks ( Themen neu, Wieso nicht ?, Sprachkurs Deutsch), Jurnal (Scala, Journal für Deutschland, Europa Magazin ) dan majalah Jugend, die Mitmach Gesellschaft serta Juma merupakan sumber data. Data yang sudah terkumpul melalui teknik studi p...

  17. Analisis Morfologis Nomina Bahasa Jerman

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    Siahaan, Jujur

    2008-01-01

    Tulisan ini mendeskripsikan morfologi nomina, yang membahas tentang bagaimana kategori dan proses morfologis pembentukan nomina bahasa Jerman. Metode yang digunakan dalam analisis ini adalah metode kualitatif deskriptif. Data kepustakaan seperti: buku teks ( Themen neu, Wieso nicht ?, Sprachkurs Deutsch), Jurnal ( Scala, Journal für Deutschland, Europa Magazin ) dan majalah Jugend, die Mitmach Gesellschaft serta Juma merupakan sumber data. Data yang sudah terkumpul melalui teknik studi pusta...

  18. ANALISIS PENILAIAN PRESTASI KERJA PEGAWAI

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    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Tujuan analisis ini untuk mengetahui sistem, evaluasi dan perubahan penilaian prestasi kerja pegawai UPT Balai Konservasi Tumbuhan Kebun Raya Cibodas -LIPI. Pengambilan sampel dalam penelitian ini dilakukan secara acak dengan metode yang digunakan terdiri dari beberapa bagian, yaitu studi pustaka, studi lapangan dan metode analisis. Metode yang digunakan adalah Metode Analisis SWOT. Hasil analisis menunjukkan banyak kelemahan yang muncul daripada kekuatan yang dimiliki. Peluang dan ancaman yang ada pun tidak memotivasi dalam mengimplementasi ke sistem penilaian prestasi kerja. Oleh karena itu perlu upaya mengevaluasi dan mengubah sistem penilaian prestasi kerja pegawai. Pemberian umpan balik akan mendorong kearah kemajuan dan kemungkinan meningkatkan kualitas kerja pegawai. Maka penilaian harus dibuat seobjektif dan seteliti mungkin berdasarkan data yang tersedia.The purpose of this study is  to determine the system, the  evaluation and the assessment of employees’ job performance in UPT Botanical Gardens Plant Conservation Center Cibodas - LIPI. UPT Botanical Gardens Plant Conservation Center Cibodas - LIPI has not carry out  an optimal job performance assessment. There are indications that the condition relate to the presence of subjectivity in the assessment so depth analysis is needed to find out the solution. Sampling technique uses random sampling. SWOT analysis is used to analyze the data along with study of literature and field study. The result shows that more weaknesses reveale in job performance assessment system than strengths.Opportunities and treats are ignored in implementing the job performance assessment system. Evaluation and modification are needed to improve employees’ job quality.

  19. ANALISIS COST – BENEFIT TEKNOLOGI INFORMASI

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    Khakim Ghozali

    2002-07-01

    Full Text Available Pada penelitian ini akan dibahas bagaimana melakukan analisis Cost - Benefit untuk investasi di bidang Teknologi Informasi. Dengan melakukan analisis Cost Benefit ini maka akan dapat diketahui apakah sebuah investasi di bidang teknologi informasi menguntungkan ataukah merugikan perusahaan. Setelah menentukan arah investasi organisasi teknologi informasi pada level bisnis maka perlu dilakukan analisis yang lebih detil mengenai dampak finansial terhadap organisasi tersebut. Hal ini melibatkan business case accounting atau analisis cost benefit . Teknik ini digunakan untuk menentukan jenis analisis termasuk capital investment yang terjadi, yang melibatkan perhitungan financial ratio seperti Payback Period, Return On Investment (ROI, Net Present Value (NPV,Internal Rate Of Return (IRR.Kata kunci: cost-benefit, business case accounting, teknologi informasi.

  20. ARC Code TI: Save

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Save is a framework for implementing highly available network-accessible services. Save consists of a command-line utility and a small set of extensions for the...

  1. Fatalism and Savings

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    Stephen, Wu; Joel, Shapiro

    2010-01-01

    We examine the impact of fatalism, the belief that one has little or no control over future events, on the decision of whether or not to save. We develop a model that predicts that fatalism decreases savings for moderately risk averse individuals, increases savings for highly risk averse individuals, and otherwise has no impact. Furthermore, fatalism decreases effort in learning about savings and investment options. We use data from National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) and find genera...

  2. On savings ratio.

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    Xiaochuan, Z.

    2011-01-01

    This paper explores the factors that affect saving and consumption behaviours, in a context where some believe that the high savings ratio of the East Asia and oil-producing countries is one major cause for the global imbalances and the crisis. The paper elaborates on the factors behind the high savings ratios in East Asia and oil producing countries and low savings ratios in the United States. It argues that the high savings in East Asia can mainly be explained by cultural and structural fac...

  3. Retirement plans, personal saving, and saving adequacy.

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    Yakoboski, P

    2000-03-01

    This Issue Brief addresses three questions raised by recent trends in personal saving: How are national savings measured and what is the meaning of the trends in measured personal saving rates, given what is included and what is not included in those measures? What is the effect of retirement saving programs--in particular, 401(k) plans and individual retirement accounts (IRAs)--on personal saving levels? What are the implications of existing saving behavior for the retirement income security of today's workers? The National Income and Product Accounts (NIPA), the most commonly referenced gauge of personal saving, is a widely misunderstood measure. One could argue that a complete measure of saving would include increases in wealth through capital gains, but NIPA does not factor accrued and realized capital gains on stocks and other assets into the saving rate. By one measure, accounting for capital gains results in an aggregate personal saving rate of 33 percent--more than double the rate of four decades ago. A major policy question is the impact of tax-qualified retirement saving plans (i.e., IRAs and 401(k) plans) on personal saving rates. Empirical analysis of this issue is extremely challenging and findings have been contradictory. These programs now represent an enormous store of retirement-earmarked wealth in tax-deferred vehicles: Combined, such tax-deferred retirement accounts currently have assets of about $4 trillion. Ninety percent of IRA contributions are now the result of "rollovers" as employees leave employer plans, like 401(k) plans. While leakage from the system remains a challenge, the majority of the assets in the system can be expected to be available to fund workers' retirements. One could argue that, from a retirement income security perspective, workers in general are better off because IRA and 401(k) programs exist. Surely, many of the dollars in these programs would have been saved even without the programs; but they would not necessarily

  4. Transient and steady state analysis in the frequency domain for time-invariant and time variant electrical networks using the algebraic operational matrices approach; Analisis transitorio y de estado estable en el dominio de la frecuencia de redes electricas invariantes y variantes en el tiempo utilizando el enfoque algebraico de las matrices operacionales

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    Lazaro Castillo, Isidro Ignacio

    1999-02-01

    In this work, the problem of predicting waveform distortion is addressed in a more general form. The problem is presented in such a way that the solution process is not restricted to be held in the Fourier's domain but it can be worked out in any domain generated by any basis given by all the know orthogonal series expansions, Fourier series included. In this work, it is shown that orthogonal series such as Hartley series or Walsh series can be more efficiently used for solving harmonic distortion problems than the conventional form considered in the harmonic domain. It is clear from this work that the harmonic domain is indeed a particular case of the formulation presented here. The theory used for presenting and solving the harmonic distortion problem is based mainly on the concept of the operational matrices developed in the areas of Control and Systems. The approach has the advantage of providing a general framework for solving steady state and dynamic problems in electric networks and systems in general. An important fact presented in this thesis is that for both cases, steady state and dynamic analysis, an analytical solution can be provide. Power systems are operated to have periodic operating points with the quality required by the demand. In general, electrical networks include some on-linear devices. However, the analysis of non-linear networks as such is difficult specially when the analysis is required in the frequency domain. To make the problem tractable, it is generally accepted that it can be linearized about an operating point. It is shown that linearizing networks excited by periodic sources produce linear time varying systems. Unfortunately, the analysis of networks with time varying components is more complicated than the analysis of networks with constant elements. The solution of differential equations in the time domain leads to a considerable numerical effort. Usually, the practical network engineer is interested in getting qualitative

  5. Spending to save

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    Larsen, Anders

    2013-01-01

    framework and guidelines for the following EEO period, i.e. 2013-2020. This paper focuses on the net savings impact and describes the evaluation method used to determine this. Three complementary analyses are described: 1) An analysis of the additionality of the reported saving, 2) an analysis...... the energy distribution companies meet their overall saving obligation, the net savings impact are about a third of the savings reported by the obligated parties. Further it was found that while energy savings in the public and business sector have a high net impact, some subsidies given under the EEO...... are inappropriately high. The net impact in the residential sector, on the other hand, was found to be very low. The evaluation recommended that the new EEO design addresses the additionality issues in order to ensure that savings realised in the residential sector are more cost-effective from a socioeconomic...

  6. Urban air pollution concentrations: Harmonic analysis of time series data; Analisi armonica di serie temporali di dati di concentrazione di inquinanti in atmosfera urbana

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    Berico, M.

    1991-05-01

    This paper presents the results of the Fourier analysis of time series data relevant to urban atmospheric concentrations of TSP, SO/sub 2/ and NO/sub 2/. The relationships among main periodicities obtained and the possible pollutant sources are discussed. In addition, an evaluation of the correlations between the data samples for the same period made by studying the normalized cross-spectral density function are carried out.

  7. ANALISIS PERBAIKAN SISTEM PENTANAHAN TELEKOMUNIKASI

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    Umar Umar

    2015-04-01

    Hasil dari penelitian ini adalah perbaikan sistem pentanahan site Kampung Baru dengan menggunakan konfigurasi single point connection window (SPCW, untuk mengamankan sistem telekomunikasi dari kebocoran arus dan petir serta imbasnya.  Perbaikan sistem pentanahan di site Kampung Baru menggunakan banyak elektroda yang membentuk persegi dikarenakan topografi tempat di sana yang memungkinkan dan efektif adalah menggunakan sistem tersebut. Berdasarkan hasil analisis dan perhitungan perbaikan sistem di site Kampung Baru, didapatkan nilai perhitungan sistem pentanahan adalah 1.34 Ohm serta pengukurannya 1.21-1.25 Ohm.

  8. ANALISIS PERBAIKAN SISTEM PENTANAHAN TELEKOMUNIKASI

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    Basuki Nugraha

    2015-09-01

    Hasil dari penelitian ini adalah perbaikan sistem pentanahan site Kampung Baru dengan menggunakan konfigurasi single point connection window (SPCW, untuk mengamankan sistem telekomunikasi dari kebocoran arus dan petir serta imbasnya.  Perbaikan sistem pentanahan di site Kampung Baru menggunakan banyak elektroda yang membentuk persegi dikarenakan topografi tempat di sana yang memungkinkan dan efektif adalah menggunakan sistem tersebut. Berdasarkan hasil analisis dan perhitungan perbaikan sistem di site Kampung Baru, didapatkan nilai perhitungan sistem pentanahan adalah 1.34 Ohm serta pengukurannya 1.21-1.25 Ohm.

  9. Analysis of sample composition using resonant ionization and time-of-flight techniques; Analisis de composicion de muestras mediante ionizacion resonante y tecnicas de tiempo de vuelo

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    Cruz, A. de la; Ortiz, M.; Campos, J.

    1995-07-01

    This paper describes the setting up of a linear time-of-flight mass spectrometer that uses a tunable laser to produce resonant ionization of atoms and molecules in a pulsed supersonic beam. The ability of this kind of systems to produce time resolved signals for each species present in the sample allows quantitative analysis of its composition. By using a tunable laser beam of high spectral resolution to produce ionization, studies based on the structure of the photoionization spectra obtained are possible. In the present work several isotopic species of ordinary and deuterated benzene have been studied. Special care has been dedicated to the influence of the presence of a 13C in the ring. In this way values for spectroscopic constants and isotopic shifts have been obtained. Another system based in a homemade proportional counter has been designed and used is an auxiliary system. The results obtained with it are independent of these mentioned above and compatible with them. This system is of great utility for laser wavelength tuning to produce ionization in the mass spectrometer. (Author) 98 refs.

  10. Reducing time delay in the thrombolysis of myocardial infarction: an internal quality improvement project. ARIAM Project Group. Analisis del Retraso en Infarto Agudo de Miocardio.

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    Saturno, P J; Felices, F; Segura, J; Vera, A; Rodriguez, J J

    2000-01-01

    The objectives of this study were to improve thrombolytic therapy in acute myocardial infarction by reducing the "door-to-needle" time in a 285-bed university hospital in Spain. A quality management approach was used involving all the relevant staff. Target standard was set at 35 minutes. Baseline data, intervention effect, and continuous monitoring were analyzed using x control charts. Analysis of baseline data showed a wide out-of-control variation and 72 minutes' average delay. Cause analysis revealed organizational and clinical problems that were subjected to intervention. Postintervention data showed a stable process, with an average of 30 minutes. Continuous monitoring showed further improvement in average time and predictable variation. The template of the current control chart has an average of 26 minutes. Quality management methods, particularly staff involvement in problem analysis and intervention design, and the use of control charts were useful to understand, solve, and continuously monitor an important clinical problem whose existence was evident only after it was measured.

  11. ANALISIS DAYA SAING KEDELAI INDONESIA

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    Sarwono Sarwono

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available RCA (Revealed Comparative Advantage index of soybean in Indonesia from 1983 up to 2013 is less than one, mostly. It means that the competitiveness of soybean in Indonesia is low. The purpose of this study is to analyze the factors influence the soybean competitiveness. OLS (Ordinary Least Square was used as the analysis method. Hypotheses test based on that analysis model is not bias, so that, classic divergence test is needed. It is for getting the Best Linier Unbiased Estimator (BLUE appraisal. T statistic and F statistic were also applied. The result of this research shows that production and export have positive and significant influence. In addition, exchange rate and government policy do not influence the Indonesia soybean competitiveness.Indeks RCA (Revealed Comparative Advantage kedelai Indonesia dari tahun 1983-2013 kecenderungan bernilai kurang dari satu yang berarti daya saing kedelai Indonesia rendah.Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menganalisis faktor-faktor yang mempengaruhi daya saing kedelai Indonesia.Metode analisis yang digunakan adalah Ordinary Least Square (OLS.Pengujian hipotesis berdasarkan model analisis tersebut tidak bias maka perlu dilakukan uji penyimpangan klasik yang tujuannya agar diperoleh penaksiran yang bersifat Best Linier Unbiased Estimator (BLUE.Pengujian statistik menggunakan uji t statistikdan uji f statistik.Hasil penelitian ini menunjukkan bahwa produksi dan ekspor berpengaruh secara positif dan signifikan terhadap daya saing kedelai Indonesia. Nilai tukar rupiah dan kebijakan pemerintah tidak berpengaruh terhadap daya saing kedelai Indonesia.

  12. Influence of malaxation time of olive paste on oil extraction yields and chemical and organoleptic characteristics of virgin olive oil obtained by a centrifugal decanter at water saving

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    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Experimental tests were carried out to ascertain the influence of malaxation time of olive paste on extraction yields and qualitative characteristics of virgin olive oils obtained by a centrifugal decanter at water saving. Results show that malaxation time has to be no less than 45 minutes to have a satisfactory oil extraction yield. Furthermore, it was ascertained that the malaxation time, protracted up to 90 minutes, does not have influence upon qualitative and organoleptic characteristics of oils. Only the total phenols content of oils changed significantly when the malaxation time of olive paste increased from 15 to 90 minutes. However, in this research has been demonstrated that in some cases the total phenols content of oils increased during the first 30-45 minutes of malaxation and after it diminished. This is due to the variation of total phenols content of vegetable water that in the first time increased and after diminished very quickly. Because of the partition equilibrium law, the total phenols content of oil changed in the same way. Finally, results show that the composition of volatile substances of head-space of oils did not change increasing the malaxation time of olive paste obtained from good quality olive fruits.Se realizaron pruebas experimentales para verificar la influencia del tiempo de batido sobre los rendimientos en aceite y sobre las características de la calidad de los aceites obtenidos con un decanter centrifugo con ahorro de agua. Los resultados conseguidos indicaron que el tiempo de batido no debe ser inferior a 45 minutos para poder obtener rendimientos en aceite satisfactorios. Además, se pudo verificar que la operación de batido, aun siendo prolongada a 90 minutos, no influencia significativamente en las características cualitativas y organolépticas de los aceites. Solo el contenido de fenoles totales en los aceites disminuyó cuando el tiempo de batido fue incrementado de 15 a 90 minutos. Sin embargo, se

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  14. Development of a tool for the analysis and diagnosis in real time of centrifugal pumps; Desarrollo en una herramienta para el analisis y diagnostico en tiempo real de bombas centrifugas

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    Pacheco, J.J.; Aviles, J.J.; Zaleta, A.; Olivares, A. [Facultad de Ingenieria Mecanica, Electrica y Electronica (FIMEE), Universidad de Guanajuato (Mexico)

    2007-11-15

    In this paper the development of a computer tool for the analysis of centrifugal pumps is presented. This tool allows the user to analyze the performance of the pump by means of the analysis of the behavior curves at its design conditions, reference and operation. In order to realize the analysis it is necessary that the user feeds the tool with the missing and necessary information according to norm ASME PTC 8.2 and under the specified conditions of calibration of the same norm, to eliminate possible errors in the results, a bad qualification or erroneous acquisition of the signals. The system must early be fed with the polynomials of the behavior curves of the pump in its design conditions to later correct the behavior based on a velocity of present operation. [Spanish] En este trabajo se presenta el desarrollo de una herramienta computacional para el analisis de bombas centrifugas. Dicha herramienta permite al usuario analizar el desempeno de la bomba mediante el analisis de las curvas de comportamiento en sus condiciones de diseno, referencia y operacion. Para realizar el analisis es necesario que el usuario alimente la herramienta con la informacion faltante y necesaria de acuerdo a la norma ASME PTC 8.2 y bajo las condiciones de calibracion especificadas en la misma norma, para eliminar posibles errores en los resultados a una mala calificacion o adquisicion erronea de las senales. El sistema tiene que ser anticipadamente alimentado con los polinomios de las curvas de comportamiento de la bomba en sus condiciones de diseno para posteriormente corregir el comportamiento en funcion de una velocidad de operacion actual.

  15. How to Save Money by Saving Energy.

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    This pamphlet presents energy conservation tips to help consumers save money. Conservation measures suggested here cover topics such as: (1) insulation; (2) space heating and cooling; (3) hot water heating; (4) cooking; (5) laundry; (6) lighting; (7) electrical appliances; (8) buying or building a home; and (9) buying, maintaining and driving a…

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  17. Polish households’ saving strategies

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    Paulina Anioła

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    Full Text Available The article presents the results of households’ saving strategies types classification. A cluster analysis method, based on households’ saving portfolio, was used for classification. Six types of strategies were distinguished: low risk, conservative, very passive, very conservative, diversification and aggressive.

  18. Potential energy savings

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    Schultz, Jørgen Munthe

    1996-01-01

    This chapter describes the chosen methods for estimating the potential energy savings if ordinary window glazing is exchanged with aerogel glazing as well as commercial low-energy glazings.......This chapter describes the chosen methods for estimating the potential energy savings if ordinary window glazing is exchanged with aerogel glazing as well as commercial low-energy glazings....

  19. Plugging into Energy Savings.

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    Harrigan, Merrilee

    1999-01-01

    The nonprofit Alliance to Save Energy has been helping schools reduce energy consumption through a combination of retrofits, classroom instruction, and behavior. Lists eight small steps to big energy savings, among them: involve the whole school, stop leaks, turn off computers, and recycle. (MLF)

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  1. Information transfer saves time and trouble. Reduction of the use of energy for work-related passenger transportation; Tiedon siirtaeae vaehemmaellae. Tyoehoen liittyvaen henkiloeliikenteen energiankulutuksen vaehentaeminen

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    Himanen, V. [VTT Communities and Infrastructure, Espoo (Finland). Transport Research; Kasanen, P. [PEK Konsultointi (Finland); Lehto, M. [VTT Building Technology, Espoo (Finland)

    1996-12-31

    In this study more efficient ways of using energy are studied. The focus of the study is in work. Work itself can be organized so as to decrease the amount of travelling and thus to save energy. Information and communication technologies offer remarkable potential for reducing transport; instead of people, information can be moved. Telework or flexiwork, telemeetings, tele-education and services that are made accessible telematically are examples of arrangements that could result in reduced travel. The most obvious possibilities for organizing work in order to reduce travelling are to be found in the so called information occupations. Telemeetings are more suitable for discussing matters of routine rather than dealing with topics that involve uncertainties and possibilities for surprises. Rationalizing routine contacts so that they require less travelling than now offers a remarkable energy saving potential. In order to estimate the energy saving potential in Finland assumptions have been made on the numbers of jobs and tasks suitable for telework and telemeetings, the shares of people willing to do telework, and the shares of teleworking days of total working days. Three cases are studied more closely: the flexiwork project in Jaervenpaeae, smart offices in the Helsinki region and the mobile phones of the domestic care workers in Kuorevesi. Recommendations are made concerning the development of information and communication technologies, organization of work, changes in dwellings and the organization of satellite or neighbourhood offices. (109 refs.)

  2. Analisis Pseudo Prasasti dari Sukabumi

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    Titi Surti Nastiti

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract.  On August 2011, the Pikiran Rakyat Daily Newspaper reported about some inscription which is predicted as an ancient object. Those objects are trust­ed as a material remains from Pajajaran period. Based on observation, according to the substance those inscription are grouped become 3 there are stone, animal skin, and palm. However, based on reading and analysis to those inscription there arc no characteristic which is shows it's an ancient object. Based on alphabet estimation it show that the alphabet on the inscriptions arc inclined almost the same with a faded Roman alphabet letter. So, it summarized that the inscriptions from Sukabumi City is not a remained from pajajaran period. Kata kunci: analisis, epigrafi, kerajaan pajajaran, prasasti

  3. KLASIFIKASI TINGKAT KEPUASAN PELANGGAN DENGAN ANALISIS DISKRIMINAN

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    A Rizkiana

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Persaingan yang semakin ketat dalam dunia usaha khususnya yang bergerak dalam bidang jasa, mengharuskan perusahaan menempatkan orientasi kepuasan pelanggan sebagai tujuan utama. Untuk mempertahankan pelanggan, memperluas pangsa pasar dan meningkatkan keuntungan, perusahaan harus berupaya menciptakan suatu strategi yang dapat memberikan nilai kepuasan terhadap pelanggan. Penelitian ini menganalisis kepuasan pelanggan Leasing Company di Kabupaten Semarang dengan analisis diskriminan. Penelitian ini dilaksanakan dengan tujuan untuk mengetahui perbedaan yang signifikan kepuasan pelanggan pengguna jasa Leasing Company dengan membentuk model diskriminan. Metode penelitian yang digunakan adalah metode survey dengan pengumpulan data primer menggunakan angket melalui pengambilan sampel proporsional. Kepuasan pelanggan dibedakan menjadi tiga kategori yaitu tidak puas, cukup puas dan sangat puas. Sedangkan variabel yang diduga mempengaruhi tingkat kepuasan pelanggan adalah usia pelanggan, lama aktifitas, lama waktu pelunasan, besar uang muka (DP, pendapatan, pengeluaran, dan harga kendaraan. Berdasarkan hasil analisis diskriminan tiga factor melalui uji prasyarat dan uji kelayakan variabel, diperoleh dua variabel yang layak dianalisis, yaitu lama waktu pelunasan pinjaman dan besar uang muka. Model diskriminan tiga faktor yang terbentuk adalah zScore =0,969 0,077 dan zScore = 4,146 + 0,085  dengan  sebagai variabel lama pelunasan dan  sebagai variabel uang muka. Hasil validasi menunjukkan angka ketepatan model yang cukup tinggi yaitu 54%. Competition in business, especially in services sector, causing every company must put orientation on customer satisfaction as a primary goal. To retain customers, expand market share and improve profitability, companies must strive to create a strategy to create customer's satisfaction. This study analyzes Leasing Company customer satisfaction in Kabupaten Semarang with discriminant analysis. The purpose of this study

  4. Energy saving report; Energispareredegoerelse

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    2003-05-01

    Making the energy consumption more efficient in Denmark by means of energy saving are connected to the Danish government's overall National Growth Strategy. A reduced consumption of energy as a result of economic attractive energy saving initiatives leads to reduced energy costs and consequently an improvement of Denmark's competitive power. Furthermore, reducing the energy consumption decreases the vulnerability towards rising energy prices, and the security of supplies is increased. Finally energy conservation serves as a means of reducing environmental impact from the energy sector. Energy consumption is not damaging to the environment in itself, however, to the extent that energy consumption causes negative impact on the environment, e.g. through discharge of environmentally damaging substances generated during energy production, a reduction of the energy consumption will benefit the environment. Energy saving in itself does not lead to a decrease in CO{sub 2} emission in Denmark unless it is accompanied by an adjustment of CO{sub 2} quotas on production of electricity. The Danish Government emphasizes that the energy saving efforts are cost-effective both for the society and for the consumers. The energy saving report contains an updated projection of the Danish energy consumption and an evaluation of the impacts of the energy saving efforts. The impacts of more effective end use of energy are described, and an account of the barriers preventing the realization of a number of potential economic attractive energy saving initiatives is made. Finally the energy saving report presents a number of proposals for new energy saving initiatives. (BA)

  5. Simplification and Saving

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    Beshears, John; Choi, James J.; Laibson, David; Madrian, Brigitte C.

    2012-01-01

    The daunting complexity of important financial decisions can lead to procrastination. We evaluate a low-cost intervention that substantially simplifies the retirement savings plan participation decision. Individuals received an opportunity to enroll in a retirement savings plan at a pre-selected contribution rate and asset allocation, allowing them to collapse a multidimensional problem into a binary choice between the status quo and the pre-selected alternative. The intervention increases plan enrollment rates by 10 to 20 percentage points. We find that a similar intervention can be used to increase contribution rates among employees who are already participating in a savings plan. PMID:24443619

  6. ANALISIS EKSPOR KOPI INDONESIA

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    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT   This study aimed at analyzing, firstly, the factors influencing the coffee export of Indonesia; secondly, the factors influencing the domestic coffee supply; and thirdly, the factors influencing the domestic coffee demand. This research used secondary data, time series data of 1975–1997 which were collected from many resources, i.e. Statistical Center Bureau (BPS, Trade Department, Indonesian Coffee Exporter Association, Forestry and Commercial Agricultural Enterprise Department, and the Indonesian Bank. The factors influencing the coffee export of Indonesia as well as the domestic coffee demand and supply were analyzed by simultaneous equation model in the form of double logarithm using the two stage least square method (2SLS. The research results show that the factors influencing the export quantity of coffee were the coffee FOB price, the coffee price in domestic markets, the exchange rate and the coffee supply of the previous year. The coffee export price had negative correlation with the coffee export quantity of Indonesia with export supply elasticity toward the export price of 2.04. In other words, the increase of coffee export price was followed by the decrease of coffee export quantity. This condition was due to the low quality of the coffee export of Indonesia. The coffee price at domestic markets has positive correlation with the coffee export quantity of Indonesia. Export was still conducted when the coffee price at domestic markets increased because the demand for domestic coffee was still very low. Other factors positively influencing the coffee export quantity were the exchange rate of rupiah and the coffee supply of the previous year. The factors influencing the domestic coffee supply were the domestic coffee price, technology level and the coffee supply of the previous year. The domestic coffee price positively related to the coffee supply at domestic markets with a supply elasticity of 0.04. This means that the

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  16. Saving gas project

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    Vasques, Maria Anunciacao S. [PETROBRAS S.A., Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Garantizado, Maria Auxiliadora G. [CONCREMAT Engenharia, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2009-12-19

    The work presented was implemented in municipalities around the construction of the pipeline project Urucu-Coari-Manaus, the Engineering / IETEG-IENOR, because of the constant release of workers, consequently the finishing stages of this work and its future completion. The Project aims to guide saving gas with the workforce, their families and communities to the enterprise of small business cooperatives and solidarity within the potential of the site. This project is developed through the workshops: entrepreneur ship, tourism, use, reuse and recycling of products, and hortifruiti culture, agroecology, agribusiness (cooperativism solidarity) and forestry. Its execution took place in two phases, the first called 'pilot' of 12/12/2007 to 27/03/2008 in sections A and B1, in the municipality of Coari stretch and B2 in Caapiranga. The second phase occurred from 30/06 to 27/09/08, in the words B1, in the municipalities of Codajas and Anori words and B2 in Iranduba, Manacapuru and Anama. The workshops were held in state and municipal schools and administered by the Institute of Social and Environmental Amazon - ISAM, which had a team of coordinators, teachers, experts and masters of the time until the nineteen twenty-two hours to implement the project. (author)

  17. ANALISIS EFEKTIVITAS PEMBERIAN PINJAMAN PROGRAM PEMBIAYAAN UMKM OLEH KOPERASI

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    Hadi Ismanto

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstrak: Analisis Efektivitas Pemberian Pinjaman Program Pembiayaan UMKM Oleh Koperasi. Program Pembiayaan memiliki peran yang penting bagi UMKM, namun sering menghadapi masalah penunggakan dan kemacetan pembayaran angsuran. Penelitian ini berupaya untuk mengetahui sebab-sebab tidak lancarnya pengembalian Program Pembiayaan UJKS sehingga diharapkan dapat menyusun strategi yang lebih baik lagi dalam menyeleksi calon peminjam agar angka pinjaman bermasalah dapat ditekan. Populasi dalam penelitian ini adalah semua UMKM yang menjadi Peminjam (peminjam program pembiayaan UJKS Mitra Usaha dan masih tergolong aktif hingga bulan November 2013 dan telah memperoleh fasilitas pembiayaan sekurang-kurangnya enam bulan berjalan. Penelitian ini menemukan bahwa faktor-faktor yang berpengaruh positif terhadap tingkat pengembalian pinjaman (lancar atau menunggak adalah omzet usaha, lama usaha dan nilai plafon pinjaman. Hal ini dapat dijadikan bahan pertimbangan bagi UJKS dalam menjalankan program pembiayaan sehingga menjadi lebih efektif dalam menjalankannya.   Kata Kunci: UMKM, UJKS, Program Pembiayaan, Lancar, dan Macet.   Abstract: Effectiveness Analysis of SMEs Financing Program by Cooperative. Financing programs have an important role to SMEs, but often face the problem of repayment failures and installment payments. This study examines the causes of saving and loan cooperatives’ repayment problems. The population of this study is all SMEs borrowing from Mitra Usaha saving and loan cooperative. Furthermore these SMEs must be categorized as active SMEs until November 2013 and they had been receiving loan for at least six months. The study found that the variables such as: the length of the business, the business volume, and the value of the loan have a positive impact on repayment rate.   Keywords: SMEs, Saving and Loan Cooperative, Financing Program

  18. Keputusasaan dan Perilaku Bunuh Diri: Meta Analisis

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    Full Text Available Angka kejadian bunuh diri meningkat di Indonesia dan seluruh dunia yang mendorong penelitian terhadap perilaku bunuh diri juga berkembang. Keputusasaan dikenali sebagai prediktor yang kuat terhadap perilaku bunuh diri, termasuk ide-ide bunuh diri dan percobaan bunuh diri (Beck dkk, 1990; Reinecke dan Franklin-Scott, 2005. Namun hasil empiris tentang korelasi antara keputusasaan dan perilaku bunuh diri masih tergolong belum konsisten. Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk mengetahui hubungan keputusasaan dan perilaku bunuh diri melalui studi meta analisis. Total studi yang digunakan adalah 27 studi. Meta analisis yang dilakukan berdasarkan penghitungan kesalahan sampling dan kesalahan pengukuran. Hasil meta analisis menunjukkan bahwa secara umum, korelasi keputusasaan dan perilaku bunuh diri tergolong medium, dengan r=0.360, dan taraf kepercayaan 95%.

  19. Analisis del crecimiento de cinco hibridos de zanahoria mediante la metodologia del analisis funcional

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    Vega Rojas, Tatiana; Mendez Soto, Carlos; Rodriguez Montero, Werner

    2012-01-01

    El analisis de crecimiento de 5 hibridos de zanahoria (Daucus carota L.) se efectuo en Cipreses de Oreamuno, Cartago, con el objetivo de describir el crecimiento y la fenologia del cultivo de zanahoria...

  20. Household water saving: Evidence from Spain

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    Aisa, Rosa; Larramona, Gemma

    2012-12-01

    This article focuses on household water use in Spain by analyzing the influence of a detailed set of factors. We find that, although the presence of both water-saving equipment and water-conservation habits leads to water savings, the factors that influence each are not the same. In particular, our results show that those individuals most committed to the adoption of water-saving equipment and, at the same time, less committed to water-conservation habits tend to have higher incomes.

  1. Analisis Hubungan Pola Migrasi Penduduk dengan Transportasi Laut (Studi Kasus: Jawa – Kalimantan

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    Rizky Ramadhan Eka Putra

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Transportasi laut yang handal dibutuhkan untuk mengangkut para migran Jawa – Kalimantan karena kondisi geografisnya yang dipisahkan oleh laut. Tetapi pada saat peak time terjadi lonjakan penumpang kapal yang drastis sehingga kapal mengangkut penumpang melebihi kapasitasnya dan melebihi load factor yang diijinkan. Selain itu, terdapat beberapa kapal yang tidak cocok dioperasikan pada rute Jawa – Kalimantan. Tugas Akhir ini menganalisis tentang hubungan pola migrasi penduduk dengan transportasi laut menggunakan metode kuesioner dan analisis regresi logistik biner. Selain itu, di dalam tugas akhir ini juga berisi analisis pangsa pasar perusahaan pelayaran yang melayani rute Jawa – Kalimantan menggunakan Herfindahl-Hirschman Indeks (HHI dan perencanaan transportasi laut untuk migrasi Jawa – Kalimantan menggunakan vehicle routing problem (VRP. Hasil hasil analisis menunjukkan bahwa terdapat variabel X dan atribut Y yang mempengaruhi jumlah migrasi melalui transportasi laut. Setiap lokasi penelitian menghasilkan variabel X dan atribut Y yang berbeda-beda. Di dalam analisis pangsa pasar menunjukkan PT. Pelni mempunyai pangsa pasar terbesar dan struktur pasar adalah pasar ekonomi monopoli. Pada perencanaan transportasi laut menghasilkan skenario 3.2 sebagai rute dan penugasan kapal yang optimal untuk melayani migrasi penduduk Jawa – Kalimantan beserta tarif yang akan dibebankan kepada para migran.

  2. Aplikasi Analisis DNA dalam Bidang Forensik

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    Full Text Available Analisis DNA dalam bidang forensik merupakan teknik yang relatif baru dan berkembang pesar sesuai dengan peningkatan kualitas dan kuantitas kriminalitas disamping dapat digunakan dalam penentuan hubungan keluarga. Permasalahannya adalah bagaimana kemampuan analisis DNA ini dalam mengidentifikasi individu pada kasus-kasus tersebut. Dari 3,3 milyar pasang basa yang membentuk genom manusia, terdapat sekitar 3 juta perbedaan di antara setiap dua individu. Untuk tujuan identifikasi DNA dalam bidang forensik, regio yang sangat penting adalah lokus polimorfik DNA termasuk regio ukuran satelit (Satelite sequence pada bagian yang tidak mengkode produk tertentu dari genom manusia. Bila frekuensi folimorfis DNA pada suatu populasi diketahui, probabilitas dari identifikasi, lokus polimorfik dengan frekuensi yang diketahui dalam suatu populasi dapat dipilih sebagai DNA maeker. Analisis DNA merupakan suatu metode yang sangat potensial yang dewasa ini telah diterima secara luas sebagai suatu cara identifikasi dalam bidang forensik, sebab hanya dibutuhkan sedikit sampel saja yang dapat diambil dari semua sel berinti di seluruh tubuh. Penggunaan analisis DNA dan bank data DNA berkembang dengan pesat serta merupakan sarana yang penting sebagai pelengkap terhadap bidang kedokteran dan kedokteran gigi forensik lainnya. Guna efisiensi identifikasi di bidang forensik dianjurkan agar metode-metode yang ada dikombinasi.

  3. Heuristics and Biases in Retirement Savings Behavior

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    Shlomo Benartzi; Richard Thaler

    2007-01-01

    Standard economic theories of saving implicitly assume that households have the cognitive ability to solve the relevant optimization problem and the willpower to execute the optimal plan. Both of the implicit assumptions are suspect. Even among economists, few spend much time calculating a personal optimal savings rate. Instead, most people cope by adopting simple heuristics, or rules of thumb. In this paper, we investigate both the heuristics and the biases that emerge in the area of retirem...

  4. IRA's for College Savings.

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    McPherson, Michael S.; Byce, Charles R.

    This paper analyzes the merits of proposals to encourage saving for college by permitting families to use funds accumulated in Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA's) to pay postsecondary education expenses. The paper argues that tax treatment of such expenditures might parallel that for expenditures of IRA's for retirement purposes--deferring tax…

  5. Driver Education Saves Gas.

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    American Automobile Association, Falls Church, VA. Traffic Engineering and Safety Dept.

    The argument that driver education should be dropped because driver education cars use gas is shortsighted. High school driver education is an excellent vehicle for teaching concepts of energy conservation. A small investment in fuel now can result in major savings of gasoline over a student's lifetime. In addition good driver education courses…

  6. Hand Hygiene Saves Lives

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    Full Text Available ... than a million infections in the hospital while being treated for something else. The best way to help prevent infection is to practice proper hand hygiene. Hand Hygiene Saves Lives shows how patients can play an active role ...

  7. New Savings through Sustainability

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    Battise, Laura

    2011-01-01

    After three years of budget cuts, California school district leaders are hard-pressed to find ways to make further reductions without impacting educational quality. However, some seasoned leaders have turned to broad sustainability strategies to find new sources of savings and revenue. This article presents case studies in which three district…

  8. Saving Malta's music memory

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    Sant, Toni

    2013-01-01

    Maltese music is being lost. Along with it Malta loses its culture, way of life, and memories. Dr Toni Sant is trying to change this trend through the Malta Music Memory Project (M3P) http://www.um.edu.mt/think/saving-maltas-music-memory-2/

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  10. Gun control saves lives

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    homicides[3-5] and that it coincided with the introduction of stricter gun control legislation. One study estimated that more than 4 500 lives were saved across five SA cities from 2001 to 2005.[5] Pro-gun interest groups seeking to promote gun ownership and diffusion have attacked these findings, suggesting that stricter gun ...

  11. Results of the study on the impact of the daylight saving time in Mexico that was coordinated by the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico; Resultados del estudio sobre el impacto del horario de verano en Mexico que fue coordinado por la Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

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    Velez Ocon, Carlos [Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)

    2001-07-01

    Due to the multiple discussions that were raised in ample sectors of the society on the occasion of the implantation of the daylight saving last year, the Federal Government offered to make an integral study of the impact that causes this measure in the Mexican society. Later, the Secretariat of Energy asked for this study to Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM). In talks with the representatives of that Secretariat, it was determined that the study had to cover the largest number of sectors and activities of the society in which it could exist a suspicion of impact by this change, and which in addition had an important relevance in the life of the society. These areas were eighteen, that are listed in alphabetical as follows: agriculture, commerce, education, energy, family, finances, cattle raising, individual, industry, environment, mass media, health, public security, telecommunications, free time, transport, tourism, border zones. Altogether 70 institutions, 121 professors and investigators participated, 36 of which pertain to 15 dependencies of the UNAM; 46% belong to institutions in the Federal District and 54% to private institutions. It is worth to clarify that the time that was granted to make the study was of three months as of 1 May, which gave little margin to make specific studies with the purpose of successfully obtaining new information. Most of the analysis was made with already existing information in the corresponding sectors. [Spanish] Debido a las multiples discusiones que se suscitaron en amplios sectores de la sociedad con motivo de la implantacion del horario de verano el ultimo anos, el Gobierno Federal ofrecio realizar un estudio integral del impacto que causa esta medida en la sociedad mexicana. Posteriormente, la Secretaria de Energia le solicito este estudio a la Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM). En platicas con los representantes de esa Secretaria, se determino que el estudio debia cubrir el mayor numero de

  12. Analisis Bentuk Gerak Tari Kreasi Geunta pada Sanggar Seulaweuet

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    Syafriana, Rina; Supadmi, Tri; Fitri, Aida

    2016-01-01

    Penelitian ini berjudul “Analisis bentuk gerak tari kreasi Geunta di sanggar Seulaweuet” adapun yang menjadi masalah pada penelitian ini adalah bagaimanakah analisis bentuk gerak tari kreasi Geunta di sanggar Seulaweuet. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mendeskripsikan analisis bentuk gerak tari kreasi Geunta di sanggar Seulaweuet. Penelitian ini menggunakan pendekatan kualitatif dengan jenis deskriptif. Subjek penelitian adalah Pemimpin Sanggar Seulaweuet dan penari tari Geunta sedangkan yang...

  13. Studi Meta-analisis Hubungan Religiusitas Dan Pemaafan

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    Kurniati, Ni Made Taganing

    2011-01-01

    Penelitian ini ditujukan untuk melakukan studi meta-analisis terhadap penelitian-penelitian empiris tentang hubungan antara religiusitas dengan pemaafan (forgiveness). Metode meta-analisis Glassian dan koreksi kesalahan sampling dari Hunter dan Schmidt digunakan untuk mencapai tujuan ini. Ditemukan 152 studi dari 11 penelitian empiris tentang hubungan antara religiusitas dengan pemaafan (N=32.901), yang dipublikasikan antara tahun 1993 hingga 2008, untuk dianalisis dalam meta-analisis ini. Ha...

  14. Analysis of the potencial of natural illumination for the savings and efficient use of the energy in buildings located in hot climates; Analisis del potencial de la iluminacion natural para ahorro y uso eficiente de la energia en las edificaciones en climas calidos

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    Garcia Chavez, J. R. [Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco, Division de Ciencias y Artes para el Diseno, Departamento de Medio Ambiente, (Mexico)

    1997-12-31

    Daylight is an essential factor in lightening buildings. Its use is not only oriented to supply illumination to the spaces to provide adequate lightening levels for the optimum execution of their occupants` tasks, but also to supply the appropriate illumination level required in each case for specific functions, as well as to contribute to the psychophysiological health of its users and provide a favorable ambient and the germicide action in the ultraviolet component of the sunlight and besides a portion of vitamin {sup D,} that is needed for people`s health. On the other hand, the rational and efficient use of daylight can contribute to the diminish the consumption of electric power, that is used for the artificial lightning of buildings. This situation is particularly important in hot climates, where the consumption of electricity for lightening interior spaces is huge, mainly in non-dwelling buildings. In this paper the possibilities of the utilization of daylight are explored and analyzed for the purpose of achieving energy savings and the visual thermal and lightning comfort in buildings. [Espanol] La luz natural diurna es un factor indispensable en los edificios. Su uso no solamente esta orientado a proveer de iluminacion a los espacios para proporcionar niveles de iluminancia adecuados para la optima realizacion de las tareas visuales de los ocupantes, sino tambien para proporcionar la calidad luminica que se requiere para cada caso y funcion especificas, asi como contribuir a la salud psicofisiologica de los usuarios al brindarles un ambiente favorable y la accion germicida en la componente ultravioleta luminica y ademas, un contenido de vitamina {sup D,} necesario para la salud de las personas. Por otra parte, el uso sensato y eficiente de la luz natural diurna puede contribuir a reducir el consumo de energia electrica que se utiliza para el alumbrado artificial de los edificios. Esta situacion es de particular importancia en climas calidos, donde los

  15. Estimated saving potential and efficient use of energy in air conditioning by means of the solar protection; Potencial estimado de ahorro y uso eficiente de energia en aires acondicionados mediante la proteccion solar

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    Mejia D, David; Morillon G, David; Rodriguez V, Luis [Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)

    2001-07-01

    In here it is presented the analysis of the impact of the solar gains through the transparent parts of a prototype house of social interest, located in a dry warm climate. This analysis was made to determine the gains through windows for the summer time and under the following conditions: without outside solar protections, with the use of eaves, solar breakers and finally with the use of both systems of solar protection. The results were compared to obtain the considered potential of energy saving in cooling equipment, that could be obtained in future houses to build. [Spanish] Se presenta el analisis del impacto de las ganancias solares a traves de las partes transparentes de un prototipo de vivienda de interes social, ubicado en un clima calido seco. Dicho analisis se realizo para determinar las ganancias a traves de ventanas para la epoca de verano y bajo las siguientes condiciones: sin protecciones solares exteriores, con el empleo de aleros, con quiebrasoles y finalmente con el empleo de ambos sistemas de proteccion solar. Se compararon los resultados para obtener el potencial estimado de ahorro de energia en equipo de enfriamiento, que se tendria en las futuras viviendas por construir.

  16. Analisis psicosocial del consumo de alcohol en adolescentes mexicanos

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    Sanchez Sosa, Juan Carlos; Villarreal Gonzalez, Maria Elena; Musitu Ochoa, Gonzalo

    2013-01-01

    El objetivo del presente estudio fue realizar un analisis psicosocial del consumo de alcohol en adolescentes mexicanos, considerando de forma simultanea las variables personales, familiares, escolares y sociales...

  17. RECRUITMENT FINANCED BY SAVED LEAVE (RSL PROGRAMME)

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    Division du Personnel; Tel. 73903

    1999-01-01

    Transfer to the saved leave account and saved leave bonusStaff members participating in the RSL programme may opt to transfer up to 10 days of unused annual leave or unused compensatory leave into their saved leave account, at the end of the leave year, i.e. 30 September (as set out in the implementation procedure dated 27 August 1997).A leave transfer request form, which you should complete, sign and return, if you wish to use this possibility, has been addressed you. To allow the necessary time for the processing of your request, you should return it without delay.As foreseen in the implementation procedure, an additional day of saved leave will be granted for each full period of 20 days remaining in the saved leave account on 31 December 1999, for any staff member participating in the RSL programme until that date.For part-time staff members participating in the RSL programme, the above-mentioned days of leave (annual, compensatory and saved) are adjusted proportionally to their contractual working week as...

  18. Genuine savings and sustainability

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    Hanley, Nicholas David; Dupuy, Louis Paul; MCLAUGHLIN, Eoin

    2015-01-01

    Genuine Savings has emerged as the leading economic indicator of sustainable economic development at the country level. It derives from the literatures on weak sustainability, wealth accounting and national income accounting. We discuss the theoretical underpinnings of GS, focusing on the relationship between changes in a nation's extended capital stock and the future path of consumption. The indicator has entered widespread use propelled by the World Bank's publications, despite its varying ...

  19. Save More Tomorrow: Using Behavioral Economics to Increase Employee Saving.

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    Thaler, Richard H.; Benartzi, Shlomo

    2004-01-01

    As firms switch from defined-benefit plans to defined-contribution plans, employees bear more responsibility for making decisions about how much to save. The employees who fail to join the plan or who participate at a very low level appear to be saving at less than the predicted life cycle savings rates. Behavioral explanations for this behavior…

  20. Social Capital and Savings Behavior

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    Newman, Carol; Tarp, Finn; Khai, Luu Duc

    In this paper, we analyze household savings in rural Vietnam paying particular attention to the factors that determine the proportion of savings held as formal deposits. Our aim is to explore the extent to which social capital can play a role in promoting formal savings behavior. Social capital...

  1. Saving water through global trade

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    Chapagain, Ashok; Hoekstra, Arjen Ysbert; Savenije, H.H.G.

    2005-01-01

    Many nations save domestic water resources by importing water-intensive products and exporting commodities that are less water intensive. National water saving through the import of a product can imply saving water at a global level if the flow is from sites with high to sites with low water

  2. Analisis Arsitektur Aplikasi Web Menggunakan Model View Controller (MVC pada Framework Java Server Faces

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    Gunawan Gunawan

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Aplikasi web yang khususnya memiliki kompleksitas besar dalam melakukan transaksi data sehingga konsep arsitektur (pattern perlu menjadi perhatian khusus untuk dapat mengoptimalkan kinerja performansi sistem ketika pengguna (user menggunakan dalam waktu yang bersamaan dengan jumlah yang banyak. Analisis performa arsitektur aplikasi web yang menggunakan model 2 (MVC dengan menggunakan framework Java Server Faces (JSF dan model 1 sebagai pembanding. Metode yang digunakan adalah Load dan Scalability Testing dengan dua cara yaitu uji coba terhadap response time karena peningkatan ukuran dari database dan uji coba terhadap response time karena peningkatan jumlah user yang menggunakan sistem secara bersamaan (concurrent users dan waktu tunggu (ramp-up yang ditentukan menggunakan Apache Jmeter. Analisis menunjukkan bahwa dalam implementasi arsitektur web yang menggunakan model 1 waktu rata-rata yang dibutuhkan untuk merespon permintaan user lebih cepat dan efisien dibanding model 2 (MVC.  

  3. Analisi degli errori in produzioni scritte di apprendenti sinofoni

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    Gloria Limonta

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Normal 0 14 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Tabella normale"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} Il presente articolo propone un’analisi degli errori rilevati in un corpus di testi prodotti da un gruppo di studenti universitari sinofoni. Scopo di tale analisi è individuare le possibili interferenze della lingua madre (cinese mandarino all’interno de processo di acquisizione della L2 (italiano, al fine di comprendere più approfonditamente le principali difficoltà linguistiche incontrate da apprendenti sinofoni nell’acquisizione dell’italiano. Nel primo capitolo si prendono brevemente in considerazione gli aspetti della lingua cinese che si distanziano maggiormente dal sistema linguistico dell’italiano e che per questo rappresentano frequenti fonti di errore nel processo di apprendimento.  Il capitolo 2 è invece dedicato all’esposizione dei risultati dell’analisi svolta.    Normal 0 14 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Tabella normale"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} The article offers an analysis of the errors found in a corpus of texts produced by a group of Chinese-speaking university students.  The objective of the analysis is to identify possible interferences from their mother tongue (Mandarin Chinese in the process of acquiring the L2 (Italian, in order to gain a deeper understanding of the main linguistic difficulties encountered by Chinese

  4. Analisis Strategi Bersaing Pada PT. Anugerah Dwi Abadi

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    Putra, Imano Santoso

    2017-01-01

    Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mendeskripsikan kondisi lingkungan internal dan eksternal yang sedang terjadi di Perusahaan serta menyusun strategi pengembangan bisnis bagi Perusahaan. Analisis lingkungan internal akan menganalisa tiap aspek di dalam lingkungan internal bisnis yaitu pemasaran, keuangan, produksi, dan sumber daya manusia. Sedangkan analisis lingkungan ekternal menggunakan analisa PEST yang berfokus pada faktor politik, ekonomi, sosial, dan teknologi, dan Porter's Five Forces An...

  5. Locomotive energy savings possibilities

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    Leonas Povilas LINGAITIS

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Economic indicators of electrodynamic braking have not been properly estimated. Vehicles with alternative power trains are transitional stage between development of pollution- free vehicles. According to these aspects the investigation on conventional hybrids drives and their control system is carried out in the article. The equation that allows evaluating effectiveness of regenerative braking for different variants of hybrid drive are given. Presenting different types of locomotive energy savings power systems, which are using regenerative braking energy any form of hybrid traction vehicles systems, circuit diagrams, electrical parameters curves.

  6. Water Saving for Development

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    Zacharias, Ierotheos

    2013-04-01

    The project "Water Saving for Development (WaS4D)" is financed by European Territorial Cooperational Programme, Greece-Italy 2007-2013, and aims at developing issues on water saving related to improvement of individual behaviors and implementing innovative actions and facilities in order to harmonize policies and start concrete actions for a sustainable water management, making also people and stakeholders awake to water as a vital resource, strategic for quality of life and territory competitiveness. Drinkable water saving culture & behavior, limited water resources, water supply optimization, water resources and demand management, water e-service & educational e-tools are the key words of WaS4D. In this frame the project objectives are: • Definition of water need for domestic and other than domestic purposes: regional and territorial hydro-balance; • promotion of locally available resources not currently being used - water recycling or reuse and rainwater harvesting; • scientific data implementation into Informative Territorial System and publication of geo-referred maps into the institutional web sites, to share information for water protection; • participated review of the regulatory framework for the promotion of water-efficient devices and practices by means of the definition of Action Plans, with defined targets up to brief (2015) and medium (2020) term; • building up water e-services, front-office for all the water issues in building agricultural, industrial and touristic sectors, to share information, procedures and instruments for the water management; • creation and publication of a user friendly software, a game, to promote sustainability for houses also addressed to young people; • creation of water info point into physical spaces called "Water House" to promote education, training, events and new advisory services to assist professionals involved in water uses and consumers; • implementation of participatory approach & networking for a

  7. A simple, time-saving, microwave-assisted periodic acid-Schiff´s staining of glycoproteins on 1D electrophoretic gels.

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    Moravec, Jiri; Mares, Jan

    2017-12-01

    We introduce an optimized periodic acid-Schiff´s staining of glycoproteins on 1D electrophoretic gels. Thanks to heating in a household microwave oven the protocol of standard periodic acid-Schiff´s staining has been accelerated from 6 h to below 10 min employing standard chemistry. At the same time, we show that the microwave-assisted glycoprotein staining is at least as sensitive as the conventional approach. All glycoproteins stained by the microwave-accelerated procedure were successfully identified using MALDI TOF/TOF mass spectrometry. The ensuing reduction in gel staining time and simplification of the staining protocol should significantly increase laboratory throughput when glycoprotein detection on electrophoretic gels is required in large numbers. © 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  8. When is the best time for temporary stoma closure in laparoscopic sphincter-saving surgery for rectal cancer? A study of 259 consecutive patients.

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    Figueiredo, M N; Mège, D; Maggiori, L; Ferron, M; Panis, Y

    2015-08-01

    There is no consensus regarding the best timing for temporary stoma closure after proctectomy for rectal cancer, especially if the patient requires adjuvant chemotherapy. This study aimed to assess whether the timing of stoma closure could influence postoperative morbidity. Patients with rectal cancer undergoing laparoscopic proctectomy with temporary stoma were included and divided into three groups according to the delay of stoma closure after proctectomy: ≤60 days (Group A), 61-90 days (Group B), and >90 days (Group C). From 2008 to 2013, 259 patients (146 men, median age 61 years) were divided into Groups A (n = 65), B (n = 115), and C (n = 79). At the time of stoma closure, seven (11%) patients received adjuvant chemotherapy in Group A versus 42 (37%) in Group B (p = 0.0002) and 24 (30%) in Group C (p = 0.004), and peristomal hernia was noted in four patients (6%) in Group A versus 14 (12%) in Group B and 21 (27%) in Group C (p stoma closure site) was noted in one patient in Group A versus zero in Group B versus four in Group C (p = 0.03). Median hospital stay was 5 days in Group A versus 6 in Group B versus 6 in Group C (p = 0.004). Our results suggested that timing of temporary stoma closure can influence postoperative morbidity. Best results were obtained if stoma closure was performed before 90 days, even during adjuvant chemotherapy. There is no benefit in delaying stoma closure after completion of adjuvant chemotherapy.

  9. Learning to save lives!

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    2003-01-01

    They're all around you and watch over you, but you won't be aware of them unless you look closely at their office doors. There are 308 of them and they have all been given 12 hours of training with the CERN Fire Brigade. Who are they? Quite simply, those who could one day save your life at work, the CERN first-aiders. First-aiders are recruited on a volunteer basis. "Training is in groups of 10 to 12 people and a lot of emphasis is placed on the practical to ensure that they remember the life-saving techniques we show them", explains Patrick Berlinghi, a CERN first-aid instructor from TIS Division. He is looking forward to the arrival of four new instructors, which will bring the total number to twelve (eleven firemen and one member of the Medical Service). "The new instructors were trained at CERN from 16 to 24 May by Marie-Christine Boucher Da Ros (a member of the Commission Pédagogie de l'Observatoire National Français du Secourisme, the education commission of France's national first-aid body). This in...

  10. ANALISIS POTENSI PENGEMBANGAN PUSAT PERTUMBUHAN EKONOMI DI KABUPATEN KARANGANYAR 2009-2013

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    Arumpaka Priangga

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menentukan kecamatan yang berpotensi sebagai pusat pertumbuhan ekonomi di Kabupaten Karanganyar. Data yang digunakan dalam penelitian ini adalah data sekunder yaitu berupa data times series dengan periode waktu tahun 2009-2013 yang bersumber dari BPS Provinsi Jawa Tengah, BPS Kabupaten Karanganyar dan jurnal serta literatur yang berkaitan dengan penelitian. Metode analisis yang digunakan yaitu Tipologi Klassen, Analisis Location Quotient (LQ, Model Rasio Pertumbuhan (MRP, Analisis Overlay, Analisis Skalogram. Hasil penelitian ini menunjukkan bahwa yang menjadi pusat pertumbuhan ekonomi di Kabupaten Karanganyar dan kawasan kerjasamanya adalah Kawasan Barat dengan pusat pertumbuhan ekonomi Kecamatan Gondangrejo, Kawasan Tengah dengan pusat pertumbuhan Kecamatan Karanganyar, Kawasan Timur dengan pusat pertumbuhan Kecamatan Matesih, dan Kawasan Selatan dengan pusat pertumbuhan Kecamatan Jumantono. Kesimpulan dari penelitian ini bahwa terdapat empat kecamatan pusat pertumbuhan yang saling berinteraksi dengan kecamatan di sekitarnya. This study aims to determine the potential districts as centers of economic growth in Karanganyar. The data used in this research is secondary data in the form of data time series with the time period of 2009-2013 taken from BPS Central Java province, BPS Karanganyar as well as journals and any other literatures which are related to the research. The analytical methods being used are Typology Klassen, Location Quotient analysis (LQ, Growth Ratio Model (MRP, Overlay analysis, and Schallogram analysis. The results of this study indicate that the center of economic growth in Karanganyar and its regional cooperation are the Western Region with the center of economic growth is in the District Gondangrejo, Central Region with the growth center is in Karanganyar, Eastern Region with Subdistrict Matesih as its center of economic growth, and South Region with Subdistrict Jumantono as its center. The

  11. Chinese hotel general managers' perspectives on energy-saving practices

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    Zhu, Yidan

    As hotels' concern about sustainability and budget-control is growing steadily, energy-saving issues have become one of the important management concerns hospitality industry face. By executing proper energy-saving practices, previous scholars believed that hotel operation costs can decrease dramatically. Moreover, they believed that conducting energy-saving practices may eventually help the hotel to gain other benefits such as an improved reputation and stronger competitive advantage. The energy-saving issue also has become a critical management problem for the hotel industry in China. Previous research has not investigated energy-saving in China's hotel segment. To achieve a better understanding of the importance of energy-saving, this document attempts to present some insights into China's energy-saving practices in the tourist accommodations sector. Results of the study show the Chinese general managers' attitudes toward energy-saving issues and the differences among the diverse hotel managers who responded to the study. Study results indicate that in China, most of the hotels' energy bills decrease due to the implementation of energy-saving equipments. General managers of hotels in operation for a shorter period of time are typically responsible for making decisions about energy-saving issues; older hotels are used to choosing corporate level concerning to this issue. Larger Chinese hotels generally have official energy-saving usage training sessions for employees, but smaller Chinese hotels sometimes overlook the importance of employee training. The study also found that for the Chinese hospitality industry, energy-saving practices related to electricity are the most efficient and common way to save energy, but older hotels also should pay attention to other ways of saving energy such as water conservation or heating/cooling system.

  12. International Comparison of Household Savings Behaviour: The German Savings Puzzle

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    Axel Börsch-Supan

    2002-01-01

    This mea discussion paper presents excerpts of the International Savings Comparison Project covering household savings behaviour in seven countries. The whole series of comparative country studies can be found in a special issue of the journal “Research in Economics†, Volume 55, Number 2, June 2001. The introduction gives an outline of the research program of the project. A project as complex as the International Savings Comparison Project has sparked discussions and controversy. Tullio J...

  13. "You can save time if…"-A qualitative study on internal factors slowing down clinical trials in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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    Nerina Vischer

    Full Text Available The costs, complexity, legal requirements and number of amendments associated with clinical trials are rising constantly, which negatively affects the efficient conduct of trials. In Sub-Saharan Africa, this situation is exacerbated by capacity and funding limitations, which further increase the workload of clinical trialists. At the same time, trials are critically important for improving public health in these settings. The aim of this study was to identify the internal factors that slow down clinical trials in Sub-Saharan Africa. Here, factors are limited to those that exclusively relate to clinical trial teams and sponsors. These factors may be influenced independently of external conditions and may significantly increase trial efficiency if addressed by the respective teams.We conducted sixty key informant interviews with clinical trial staff working in different positions in two clinical research centres in Kenya, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Senegal. The study covered English- and French-speaking, and Eastern and Western parts of Sub-Saharan Africa. We performed thematic analysis of the interview transcripts.We found various internal factors associated with slowing down clinical trials; these were summarised into two broad themes, "planning" and "site organisation". These themes were consistently mentioned across positions and countries. "Planning" factors related to budget feasibility, clear project ideas, realistic deadlines, understanding of trial processes, adaptation to the local context and involvement of site staff in planning. "Site organisation" factors covered staff turnover, employment conditions, career paths, workload, delegation and management.We found that internal factors slowing down clinical trials are of high importance to trial staff. Our data suggest that adequate and coherent planning, careful assessment of the setting, clear task allocation and management capacity strengthening may help to overcome the identified

  14. "You can save time if…"-A qualitative study on internal factors slowing down clinical trials in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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    Vischer, Nerina; Pfeiffer, Constanze; Limacher, Manuela; Burri, Christian

    2017-01-01

    The costs, complexity, legal requirements and number of amendments associated with clinical trials are rising constantly, which negatively affects the efficient conduct of trials. In Sub-Saharan Africa, this situation is exacerbated by capacity and funding limitations, which further increase the workload of clinical trialists. At the same time, trials are critically important for improving public health in these settings. The aim of this study was to identify the internal factors that slow down clinical trials in Sub-Saharan Africa. Here, factors are limited to those that exclusively relate to clinical trial teams and sponsors. These factors may be influenced independently of external conditions and may significantly increase trial efficiency if addressed by the respective teams. We conducted sixty key informant interviews with clinical trial staff working in different positions in two clinical research centres in Kenya, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Senegal. The study covered English- and French-speaking, and Eastern and Western parts of Sub-Saharan Africa. We performed thematic analysis of the interview transcripts. We found various internal factors associated with slowing down clinical trials; these were summarised into two broad themes, "planning" and "site organisation". These themes were consistently mentioned across positions and countries. "Planning" factors related to budget feasibility, clear project ideas, realistic deadlines, understanding of trial processes, adaptation to the local context and involvement of site staff in planning. "Site organisation" factors covered staff turnover, employment conditions, career paths, workload, delegation and management. We found that internal factors slowing down clinical trials are of high importance to trial staff. Our data suggest that adequate and coherent planning, careful assessment of the setting, clear task allocation and management capacity strengthening may help to overcome the identified internal factors and

  15. Using EasyMatch® to anticipate the identification of an HLA identical unrelated donor: A validated efficient time and cost saving method.

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    Dubois, Valérie; Detrait, Marie; Sobh, Mohamad; Morisset, Stéphane; Labussière, Hélène; Giannoli, Catherine; Nicolini, Franck; Moskovtchenko, Philippe; Mialou, Valérie; Ducastelle, Sophie; Rey, Sylvie; Thomas, Xavier; Barraco, Fiorenza; Tedone, Nathalie; Marry, Evelyne; Garnier, Federico; Bertrand, Yves; Michallet, Mauricette

    2016-11-01

    In the absence of an HLA matched familial donor, a search for an unrelated donor or cord blood unit is initiated through worldwide registries. Although a first look-up on available HLA information of donors in the "book" at BMDW (Bone Marrow Donor Worldwide) can provide a good estimation of the number of compatible donors, the variety of resolution typing levels requires confirmatory typing (CT) which are expensive and time consuming. In order to help recipient centers in their work. The French donor registry (France Greffe de Moelle/Agence de la Biomedecine) has recently developed a software program called "EasyMatch®" that uses haplotype frequencies to compute the likelihood of phenotypic match in donors according to various typing resolution levels. The goal of our study is to report a single monocentric user-experience with EasyMatch®, demonstrating that its routine use reduced the cost and the delay of the donor search in our center, allowing the definition of a new strategy to search compatible unrelated donors. The strategy was first established on a retrospective cohort of 217 recipients (185 adults and 32 children=before score) and then validated on a prospective cohort of 171 recipients (160 adults and 11 children=after score). For all patients, we calculated the delay between the registration day and the donor identification day, and the number of CT requested to the donor centre. Considering both groups, we could observe a significant decrease of the number of CT from 8 to 2 (p<0,001), and a significant decrease of the median delay to identify a suitable donor from 43 to 31days (p<0.0001). EasyMatch® estimates the number of potentially identical donors, but doesn't foresee availability of the donors. It provides us an easy tracking of mismatches, an estimation of the number of potential donors, the selection of population following ethnic origin of patients and a high prediction when probability is high or low. It affords a new approach of donor

  16. Saving water through global trade

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    Chapagain, Ashok; Hoekstra, Arjen Ysbert; H. H. G. Savenije

    2005-01-01

    Many nations save domestic water resources by importing water-intensive products and exporting commodities that are less water intensive. National water saving through the import of a product can imply saving water at a global level if the flow is from sites with high to sites with low water productivity. The report analyses the consequences of international virtual water flows on the global and national water budgets. The assessment shows that the total amount of water that would have been r...

  17. The Saving Behaviour of a Two Person Household

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    Browning, Martin

    2000-01-01

    The facts that wives are typically younger than their husbands and that women typically live longer than men imply that wives may have more incentive to save for old age than do husbands. A theoretical model of the determination of household saving and portfolio choice is introduced which takes...... into account differences in preferences for saving. The most important result is that the level and the composition (portfolio) of saving and the time path of consumption are dependent on the distribution of income within the household...

  18. La salud bucal y la atencion odontologica de las mujeres embarazadas: estudio bibliometrico, revision sistematica y analisis de contenido

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    Concha Sanchez, Sonia Constanza; Villarreal Neira, Camila; Morales Borrero, Carolina; Acevedo Arguello, Cesar; Almario Barrera, Andrea Johanna

    2017-01-01

    .... Los objetivos de este trabajo fueron: realizar un analisis bibliometrico, una revision sistematica y analisis de contenido de los articulos encontrados asociados a estas tematicas. Metodologia...

  19. EFFECTIVE SAVINGS IN PRODUCTION TIMES AND COST

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    e-mail:mcedeson@yahoo.com) ... into consideration their workshop temperatures for particular work-piece based, of course, on the .... the lamination in polyester resin of two car body components: (1) two sides of a car fender and (2) the floor ...

  20. Saving Time with Automated Account Management

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    School Business Affairs, 2013

    2013-01-01

    Thanks to intelligent solutions, schools, colleges, and universities no longer need to manage user account life cycles by using scripts or tedious manual procedures. The solutions house the scripts and manual procedures. Accounts can be automatically created, modified, or deleted in all applications within the school. This article describes how an…

  1. Simulations to save time, money, and lives

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    Sackett, D.E. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)

    1996-11-01

    The Laboratory`s Conflict Simulation Laboratory (CSL) has been developing computerized programs to simulate combat and other conflicts since 1974. All branches of the military use these systems for training purposes and to prepare for operations as diverse as the 1989 invasion of Panama and peacekeeping in Somalia. The CSL is presently continuing development of the Joint Tactical Simulation (JTS) and recently began work on the Joint Conflict and Tactical Simulation (JCATS) program for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Army is still using the CSL`s first model, Janus.

  2. Analisis Tes Argumentasi Materi Terapung Dan Tenggelam

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    Viyanti Viyanti

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Tujuan penelitian mengembangkan tes yang berorientasi pada keterampilan argumentasi.  Instrumen tes digunakan untuk memetakan kemampuan argumentasi siswa dan pemahaman siswa tentang argumentasi.  Instrumen tes berorientasi pada argumentasi dikembangkan berdasarkan skema argumentasi Toulmin.  Populasi penelitian adalah siswa SMA kelas XI Kota Bandar Lampung.   Sampel menggunakan teknik cluster random sampling untuk 37 siswa. Berdasarkan perhitungan dan analisis statistik item konten tiap elemen perlu diperbaharui lagi dan divalidasi oleh ahli argumentasi ilmiah dan ahli konten materi.  Hasil pengembangan tes argumentasi ilmiah ini menjadi landasan untuk menyusun instrumen tes yang lebih lengkap sehingga dapat mengukur semua struktur pendukung komponen argumentasi.

  3. Effects of external debt on national savings in Botswana | Oageng ...

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    The main objective of the study was to investigate the effects of external debt on national savings in Botswana using time series economic tools for the period 1980-2014. Annual data for Savings as percentage of GDP, GDP per capita, Exports as percentage of GDP, Exchange rates, Gross Fixed Capital Formation as ...

  4. Estructura economica y desempleo en Colombia: un analisis VEC

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    Bonilla Cardenas, Santiago

    2011-01-01

    .... Utilizando un modelo VEC y mediante el analisis de las funciones impulso respuesta y de descomposicion de varianza, se concluye que aumentar el grado de desarrollo estructural de la economia es...

  5. APLIKASI META-ANALISIS DALAM PENGUJIAN VALIDITAS AITEM

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    Soetjipto, Helly Prajitno

    2016-01-01

    Proses validasi dan penghitungan reliabilitas skala psikologi dianggap sebagai salah satu langkah penting. Anggapan ini bisa dipahami karena penyusunan dan pengujian skala merupakan langkah yang sangat menentukan analisis dan kesimpulan penelitian.

  6. APLIKASI META-ANALISIS DALAM PENGUJIAN VALIDITAS AITEM

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    Helly Prajitno Soetjipto

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Proses validasi dan penghitungan reliabilitas skala psikologi dianggap sebagai salah satu langkah penting. Anggapan ini bisa dipahami karena penyusunan dan pengujian skala merupakan langkah yang sangat menentukan analisis dan kesimpulan penelitian.

  7. ANALISIS PENGELOLAAN LINGKUNGAN PERMUKIMAN DI KABUPATEN SOPPENG

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    Bakhrani Rauf

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini  bertujuan untuk mendeskripsikan pengelolaan lingkungan permukiman di Kabupaten Soppeng pada aspek: (1 penyediaan dan penanganan lahan terbuka hijau (open space; (2 penyediaan dan penanganan drainase; (3  penanganan sampah; (4 penyediaan dan penanganan pembuangan veses (septic tank. Jenis penelitian ini adalah penelitian kuantitatif dengan pendekatan survei.  Sampel wailayah penelitian ini adalah satu RW di ibu kota kabupaten dan satu RW di desa yang dipilih dengan metode purpossive sampling,  yaitu RW yang sudah maju di ibu kota kabupaten dan RW yang tertinggal di desa. Responden sebanyak 50 kepala keluarga yakni masing-masing 25 kepala keuarga di setiap RW, dipilih dengan  systematic random sampling.  Teknik pengumpulan data yang dilakukan adalah melakukan observasi langsung dan dilengkapi dengan wawancara terhadap responden. Analisis yang digunakan adalah analisis deskriptif. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa pengelolaan lingkungan permukiman di Kabupaten Soppeng pada aspek: (1 ketersediaan dan penanganan lahan terbuka hijau (open space ditemukan belum memadai; (2 ketersediaan drainase (air kotor dan air hujan ditemukan belum memadai; (3 Penanganan sampahbelum memadai; dan (4 penanganan veses dan penyediaan septic tankbelum memadai.

  8. ANALISIS PERIKANAN HUHATE DI PERAIRAN LARANTUKA, FLORES

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    Mohamad Adha Akbar

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Informasi mengenai beberapa aspek perikanan huhate sangat diperlukan sebagai bahan untuk perencanaan pengelolaan perikanan yang berkelanjutan. Penelitian ini dilakukan di Larantuka, Flores Timur pada tahun 2014 dengan tujuan untuk menganalisis perikanan huhate sebagai salah satu tulang punggung perikanan TCT. Kegiatan penelitian diprioritaskan pada analisis unit alat tangkap, daerah penangkapan, komposisi hasil tangkapan dan estimasi Total Faktor Produktivitas (TFP perikanan huhate. Basis data pengukuran adalah himpunan  data pendaratan dan observasi lapang. Hasil penelitian menunjukan bahwa karakteristik armada terdiri dari kapal yang terbuat dari fibreglass dengan kisaran bobot kapal 6 - 30 GT. Daerah penangkapan di sekitar perairan Laut Sawu dan Laut Flores. Hasil tangkapan utama didominansi oleh cakalang (Katsuwonus pelamis sebanyak 82%, juwana tuna (Thunnus spp. 17% dan tongkol (Auxis spp. 1% serta hasil tangkapan ikutan lemadang (Coryphaena hippurus dan marlin (Makaira spp. < 1%. Hasil analisis tangkapan per unit upaya (CPUE memberikan nilai rata-rata sebesar 1,1 ton/trip (0,4-1,7 ton/trip dengan nilai tertinggi terjadi pada Februari, sedangkan terendah terjadi pada Januari. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan terdapat hubungan yang signifikan antara tren bulanan CPUE dan nilai TFP.

  9. Analisis Faktor yang Mempengaruhi Indeks Prestasi Mahasiswa

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    Putriaji Hendikawati

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini dilaksanakan untuk mengungkap dan menganalisis faktor-faktor yangmempengaruhi perolehan indeks prestasi mahasiswa. Populasi penelitian adalahmahasiswa program studi Pendidikan Matematika FMIPA Unnes dan dipilih sampelsebanyak 3 kelas. Pengambilan sampel dilakukan dengan cara stratified cluster randomsamplingdengan sampel penelitian berjumlah 114 mahasiswa.Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa Indeks Prestasi (IP mahasiswa dipengaruhioleh beberapa variabel antara lain: variabel suasana hati, membagi waktu, hubungandengan keluarga, penjelasan dosen, suasana tempat tinggal, kegiatan selain kuliah, bakat,adaptasi lingkungan, pantauan orang tua, perhatian orang tua, pergaulan, makan dan gizi,IQ dan EQ, kemampuan sosialisasi, kondisi keuangan, suasana belajar kampus, pancaindera kemampuan menangkap materi, dan olahraga. Setelahdilakukan analisis faktor danproses reduksi diperoleh5 faktor yang mempengaruhi IP mahasiswa. Lima faktor tersebutadalah Faktor Manajemen Diri, Faktor Lingkungan Sekitar, Faktor Kondisi Eksternal,Faktor Kondisi Fisik dan Faktor Olahraga.Hasil penelitian ini bermanfaat bagi mahasiswa serta para dosen khususnyapenentu kebijakan di jurusan Matematika FMIPA Unnes, untuk mengembangkan sertameningkatkan faktor-faktor yang mempengaruhi IP mahasiswa yang berhubungan dengankebijakan dalam kampus agar dapat memberikan kontribusi positif bagi perolehan IPmahasiswa. Kata kunci: analisis faktor, indeks prestasi, mahasiswa.

  10. Variacion geografica en Phrynosoma orbiculare (Sauria: Phrynosomatidae): analisis de las subespecies

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    Moreno-Barajas, Ruth; Rodriguez-Romero, Felipe; Velazquez-Rodriguez, Alma; Aragon-Martinez, Andres

    2013-01-01

    ... de componentes principales y de correlacion canonica. Los analisis con morfometria lineal no muestran una clara definicion, sin embargo con la morfometria geometrica, mediante el analisis de variacion canonica se obtuvieron diferencias significativas...

  11. Analisis de contenido de fotografias cientificas de la naturaleza: propuesta de una plantilla

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    Doucet, Anne-Vinciane

    2014-01-01

    .... En tercer lugar, se describen los modelos de Lasswell, de Panofsky y Shatford y la semiologia para el analisis de las fotografias, antes de detallar el metodo seguido para el analisis de contenido...

  12. REMINDER: Saved Leave Scheme (SLS)

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    2003-01-01

    Transfer of leave to saved leave accounts Under the provisions of the voluntary saved leave scheme (SLS), a maximum total of 10 days'* annual and compensatory leave (excluding saved leave accumulated in accordance with the provisions of Administrative Circular No 22B) can be transferred to the saved leave account at the end of the leave year (30 September). We remind you that unused leave of all those taking part in the saved leave scheme at the closure of the leave year accounts is transferred automatically to the saved leave account on that date. Therefore, staff members have no administrative steps to take. In addition, the transfer, which eliminates the risk of omitting to request leave transfers and rules out calculation errors in transfer requests, will be clearly shown in the list of leave transactions that can be consulted in EDH from October 2003 onwards. Furthermore, this automatic leave transfer optimizes staff members' chances of benefiting from a saved leave bonus provided that they ar...

  13. IDENTIFIKASI MISKONSEPSI SISWA SMP PADA KONSEP FOTOSINTESIS MELALUI ANALISIS GAMBAR

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    Devi Ariandini

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Tujuan dari penelitian ini adalah untuk mengidentifikasi miskonsepsi siswa dengan analisis menggambar. Tiga puluh empat siswa di kelas 8 di sekolah menengah pertama digunakan sebagai subyek dalam penelitian ini. Teknik sampel menggunakan teknik purposive sampling. Data yang diperlukan untuk penelitian ini dikumpulkan melalui kuesioner, menggambar analisis rubrik, dan wawancara. Identifikasi Kesalahpahaman ditentukan dengan menggambar siswa berdasarkan menggambar kriteria klasifikasi oleh Kose (2008. Siswa diperintahkan untuk menarik tentang konsep fotosintesis setelah proses pembelajaran. Gambar siswa dianalisis dengan rubrik dan setelah itu mereka diwawancarai. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan tidak semua tingkat kriteria menggambar dari tingkat 1 sampai 5 diidentifikasi. Dari hasil analisa, gambar paling banyak ditemukan adalah pada tingkat 4. Gambar pada tingkat 4 dikategorikan sebagai gambar lengkap konsep fotosintesis dan tidak ada kesalahpahaman ditemukan. Berdasarkan gambar mereka, ada siswa 2,9% diidentifikasi yang diselenggarakan kesalahpahaman. Ada perbedaan jumlah siswa yang diadakan kesalahpahaman antara gambar hasil analisis dan hasil wawancara. Dari hasil wawancara, ada siswa 35,2% dimiliki kesalahpahaman, lebih dari menggambar hasil analisis. Ini berarti bahwa identifikasi kesalahpahaman melalui analisis gambar tidak efektif. Kesalahpahaman siswa yang paling sering terjadi pada konsep fotosintesis adalah tempat berlangsungnya fotosintesis. Faktor yang membuat kesalahpahaman siswa yaitu karena siswa itu sendiri dan lingkungannya. Kata Kunci: fotosintesis, kesalahpahaman, konsep, menggambar analisis

  14. Social Capital and Savings Behaviour

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    Newman, Carol; Tarp, Finn; Van Den Broeck, Katleen

    We explore the extent to which social capital can play a role in imparting information about the returns to saving where potential knowledge gaps and mistrust exists. Using data from Vietnam we find strong evidence to support the hypothesis that information transmitted via reputable social...... organizations increases the proportion of liquid assets held in the form of deposits that yield a return. Our results imply that targeting information on the benefits of deposit saving through formal networks or groups would be effective in increasing the number of households that save at grassroots level....

  15. Essay on Saving and Consumption

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    Fabris Nikola

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Consumption and saving decisions are at the heart of both short- and long-term macroeconomic analyses. Since the global crisis outbreak, one of the main issues for indebted countries has been whether to pursue a policy which promotes saving or to try to induce economic growth by increasing consumption. Consensus has not been reached on this issue, which is based on an old debate of whether a country should pursue a policy of Keynesianism or monetarism.

  16. Energy saving statutes and regulations

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    Rado, L.

    1981-11-01

    The West German Federal government and the state governments are endeavouring to introduce energy saving measures with the aid of statutes, regulations, and ordinances. In his introductory remarks, the author briefly refers to the various activities since 1974 and on the basis of a 1976 report subjects the present status of statutes and ordinances on energy saving measures to a critical analysis. Special emphasis is placed on the interest of the gas supply industry.

  17. FY 1995 cost savings report

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    Andrews-Smith, K.L., Westinghouse Hanford

    1996-06-21

    Fiscal Year (FY) 1995 challenged us to dramatically reduce costs at Hanford. We began the year with an 8 percent reduction in our Environmental Management budget but at the same time were tasked with accomplishing additional workscope. This resulted in a Productivity Challenge whereby we took on more work at the beginning of the year than we had funding to complete. During the year, the Productivity Challenge actually grew to 23 percent because of recissions, Congressional budget reductions, and DOE Headquarters actions. We successfully met our FY 1995 Productivity Challenge through an aggressive cost reduction program that identified and eliminated unnecessary workscope and found ways to be more efficient. We reduced the size of the workforce, cut overhead expenses, eliminated paperwork, cancelled construction of new facilities, and reengineered our processes. We are proving we can get the job done better and for less money at Hanford. DOE`s drive to do it ``better, faster, cheaper`` has led us to look for more and larger partnerships with the private sector. The biggest will be privatization of Hanford`s Tank Waste Remediation System, which will turn liquid tank waste into glass logs for eventual disposal. We will also save millions of dollars and avoid the cost of replacing aging steam plants by contracting Hanford`s energy needs to a private company. Other privatization successes include the Hanford Mail Service, a spinoff of advanced technical training, low level mixed waste thermal treatment, and transfer of the Hanford Museums of Science and history to a private non-profit organization. Despite the rough roads and uncertainty we faced in FY 1995, less than 3 percent of our work fell behind schedule, while the work that was performed was completed with an 8.6 percent cost under-run. We not only met the FY 1995 productivity challenge, we also met our FY 1995-1998 savings commitments and accelerated some critical cleanup milestones. The challenges continue

  18. The Saving Behaviour of a Two Person Household

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    Browning, Martin

    and portfolio choice taking into account differences in preferences for saving. The model is a non-cooperative game in which each person can use their own current income to contribute to current (household) consumption or to a range of assets. The results derived are in marked contrast to 'unitary' models......Wives are typically younger than their husbands and women typically live longer than men. These two facts mean that for a typical married couple, wives have more incentive to save for old age than do husbands. This paper presents a theoretical model of the determination of household saving...... of intertemporal allocation that assume a single household utility function and conclude that saving is unaffected by the distribution of income within the household. The most important result is that the level and the composition (portfolio) of savings and the time path of consumption is highly dependent...

  19. Energy Savings Performance Contract Energy Sales Agreement Toolkit

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    FEMP developed the Energy Savings Performance Contracting Energy Sales Agreement (ESPC ESA) Toolkit to provide federal agency contracting officers and other acquisition team members with information that will facilitate the timely execution of ESPC ESA projects.

  20. The power of the age standardized incidence rate to discover the gene link between cancer diseases: development of a new epidemiological method to save money, time, and effort for genetic scientists.

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    Alghamdi, Ibrahim G; Hussain, Issam I; Alghamdi, Mohamed S; El-Sheemy, Mohammed A

    2015-01-01

    This study provides an incipient epidemiological rule using the concept of direct method of standardization to determine the genetic link between cancer diseases. The overall 8 or 10 years age standardized incidence rate (ASIR) for both cancer diseases, for example (A) and (B) should be calculated for all regions of the country. A line chart should be used to display the overall ASIR trend of both diseases (A and B). Pearson's correlation can be used to determine the strength of the association between the overall ASIRs of both diseases. The overlap or opposite direction of the overall ASIR trend of both diseases (A and B) should be determined and studied for possible associations between cancer diseases. If the trend of the overall 8 or 10 years ASIR of a disease (A) follows that of disease (B) in all regions of the country, then the genes of patients with both diseases (A and B) will be highly homogeneous, and they should be studied in the region with the highest and lowest overall ASIR for both diseases (A and B). In addition, if there is an opposite direction or overlapping trend for both diseases (A and B) in certain regions of the country or among specific groups of people with the same demographic characteristics, then the genes of patients will be investigated for both diseases to identify the potential gene link between cancer diseases. This study revealed that the overall ASIR trends of female breast cancer, prostate cancer, and ovarian cancer are very similar in all regions of Saudi Arabia and England. Our epidemiological evidence helps to save money, time, and effort for testing the potential gene link between cancer diseases.

  1. Analisis Model Manajemen Insiden Berbasis Cloud Computing

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    Anggi Sukamto

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Dukungan teknologi informasi yang diterapkan oleh organisasi membutuhkan suatu manajemen agar penggunaannya dapat memenuhi tujuan penerapan teknologi tersebut. Salah satu kerangka kerja manajemen layanan teknologi informasi yang dapat diadopsi oleh organisasi adalah Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL. Dukungan layanan (service support merupakan bagian dari proses ITIL. Pada umumnya, aktivitas dukungan layanan dilaksanakan dengan penggunaan teknologi yang dapat diakses melalui internet. Kondisi tersebut mengarah pada suatu konsep cloud computing. Cloud computing memungkinkan suatu instansi atau perusahaan untuk bisa mengatur sumber daya melalui jaringan internet. Fokus penelitian ini adalah menganalisis proses dan pelaku yang terlibat dalam dukungan layanan khususnya pada proses manajemen insiden, serta mengidentifikasi potensi penyerahan pelaku ke bentuk layanan cloud computing. Berdasarkan analisis yang dilakukan maka usulan model manajemen insiden berbasis cloud ini dapat diterapkan dalam suatu organisasi yang telah menggunakan teknologi komputer untuk mendukung kegiatan operasional. Kata Kunci—Cloud computing, ITIL, Manajemen Insiden, Service Support, Service Desk.

  2. Hand Hygiene Saves Lives

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    Full Text Available ... choice, my future Preconception Health (Full) Injury, Violence & Safety A Time To Act Binge Drinking Break the ... CDC-TV videos cover a variety of health, safety and preparedness topics and include closed-captioning. Videos ...

  3. Hand Hygiene Saves Lives

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    Full Text Available ... my choice, my future Preconception Health (Full) Injury, Violence & Safety A Time To Act Binge Drinking Break the Silence: Stop the Violence Injury Prevention Research In the Swim of Things ...

  4. Hand Hygiene Saves Lives

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    Full Text Available ... Adult Vaccines (3:41) Adult Vaccines (3:01) Childhood Immunizations Get Vaccinated and Prevent Measles (1:01) ... health, my choice, my future Preconception Health (Full) Injury, Violence & Safety A Time To Act Binge Drinking ...

  5. ANALISIS VARIABEL KEUANGAN YANG MEMPENGARUHI KEBIJAKAN DEVIDEN

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini dilakukan untuk menguji pengaruh variabel keuangan yang terdiri dari: rasio pro-fitabilitas (return on assets, likuiditas (cash ratio, rasio hutang (debt to equity ratio, market value (earnings per share, dan perputaran total aset (total assets turnover terhadap kebijakan dividen yang diproksikan dengan dividend payout ratio (DPR pada perusahaan manufaktur yang terdaftar di Bursa Efek Indonesia tahun 2004-2008. Prosedur pemilihan sampel penelitian menggunakan purposive sampling sehingga menghasilkan 8 perusahaan yang memenuhi kriteria sampel. Data sekunder dikumpulkan dengan teknik dokumentasi bersumber dari Indonesian Capital Market Directory (ICMD, laporan keuangan, dan hasil Rapat Umum Pemegang Saham (RUPS. Teknik analisis yang digunakan dalam penelitian ini adalah analisis regresi linear berganda. Hasil penelitian ini adalah secara simultan variabel ROA, CR, DER, EPS dan TATO berpengaruh terhadap DPR. Secara parsial variabel yang mempengaruhi DPR adalah CR, EPS dan TATO. Varabel lainnya, yaitu ROA dan DER ditemukan tidak berpengaruh terhadap DPR. This research was conducted to examine the influence of the financial variables which consists of: return on assets (ROA, cash ratio (CR, debt to equity ratio (DER, earnings per share (EPS, and total asset turnover (TATO to the dividend policy that indicated by the dividend payout ratio (DPR of listed manufacturing company in Indonesia Stock Exchange  2004 to 2008. The sample selection procedure used was a purposive sampling so that it produced eight companies that met the sample criteria. Se-condary data was collected by the documentation technique were obtained from the Indonesian Capital Market Directory (ICMD, financial statements, and the results of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. The analysis technique used was multiple linear regression analysis. The research found that five variables of kind of ROA, CR, DER, EPS dan TATO simultaneously influence to dividend

  6. ANALISIS PERSISTENSI INFLASI JAWA TENGAH

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    Poppy Erviyana

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Tujuan dari penelitian ini adalah Untuk mengukur dan mengetahui tingkat persistensi inflasi umum serta menghitung dan mengetahui jangka waktu yang diperlukan untuk kembali ke tingkat alamiahnya.Variabel dalam penelitian ini yaitu inflasi umum Jawa Tengah periode tahun 2008 hingga 2013. Metode penelitian yang digunakan adalah model autoregressive. Berdasarkan penelitian diperoleh hasil olah data menggunakan Eviews 6 dapat diketahui bahwa persistensi inflasi umum di Jawa Tengah tergolong tinggi yaitu 0.85. Serta waktu yang dibutuhkan inflasi untuk kembali ke tingkat alamiahnya yaitu selama 6 bulan. Adapun saran dari penelitian ini antara lain diharapkan melalui Tim Pengendali Inflasi Daerah (TPID terdapat semacam kebijakan yang bisa mengontrol inflasi agar efek shock dapat diantisipasi yaitu dengan membuat lalu lintas produksi dan distribusi khusus kelompok komoditas penyusun inflasi yang dihubungkan per Kabupaten Provinsi Jawa Tengah. Untuk mengantisipasi efek shock akibat cuaca ekstrem, dapat melakukan kerja sama dengan Badan Meteorologi dan Geofisika (BMKG dalam hal monitoring dan peramalan cuaca sebagai bahan perumusan kebijakan tersebut. The aim of this research is to measure and determine the level of general inflation then calculate and determine the duration needed to diminish to the natural level. The variable in this research is general inflation in Central Java from 2008 to 2013. The method used is the model of autoregressive time series. Based on the results of the research using Eviews 6, the data showed that persistence of general inflation in Central Java is high, it is 0.85. As well as the time required to diminish the inflation back to natural level requires long time, they are 6 months. The suggestion from this study are expected through Inflation Control Team Regional (TPID make some kind of policy that could control the inflation of foodstuffs in order to effect the shock can be anticipated that by making the traffic production

  7. ANALISIS POSITIONINGLAYANAN BCA CABANG KUTA

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    Amen Wirajaya

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The aims of this study are investigating PT Bank Central Asia, Tbk. Kuta Branch positioning to its competitor in Bali;and superiority services of PT Bank Central Asia, Tbk. Kuta Branch based on customer perception and determining the best relevant marketing strategy for PT Bank Central Asia, Tbk. Kuta Branch to counter its  competitor.  The  data  will  be  analyzed  using  statistical  method  of  Multi  Dimensional  Scaling  and Correspondence analysis. The result of this study shows that BCA Kuta has similiarities with Mandiri, it means that Mandiri is the nearest competitor of BCA Kuta. BCA is superior in waiting time of teller services, ATM services, internet banking, and mobile banking.

  8. Analisis pengaruh Quick Ratio, Working Capital to Total Asset, Inventory Turnover, Operating Ratio, Time Interest Earned terhadap Return On Asset pada perusahaan manufaktur sektor Food and Beverage yang terdaftar di Bursa Efek Indonesia

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    Munthe, Dedi Suhadi

    2014-01-01

    The problem of this study is whether the Quick Ratio, Working Capital to Total Assets, Inventory Turnover, Operating Ratio, and Time Interest Earned effect simultaneously and partially on the Return on Assets in manufacturing companies Food and Beverage sector listed in Indonesia Stock Exchange. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of Quick Ratio, Working Capital to Total Assets, Inventory Turnover, Operating Ratio, and Time Interest Earned simultaneously and partially on the...

  9. Analisis Ekonomi Usaha Ternak Kelinci

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    Darman Darman

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Rabbit livestock development has been started since the 80's and received a positive response from all walks of society and government officials in addressing nutrition fulfillment. The main obstacle in its development is still a psychological effect among men with cattle and rabbits in terms of cutting as well as to eat. On the other animals are prolific rabbit and bear a short distance so as to produce a sufficiently high number of children in a short time unit (per year so that the meat is known as a reliable provider. Rabbit farm business other than as a fulfillment of nutrition (subsistence needs the support to lead to market-oriented commercial enterprises. Have tried to do an intensive analysis of enterprise-scale rabbit breeding 20 males and 5 tails as a business producing meat and pelts for one year. The results of the economic analysis suggests that gains on the scale of the business amounted to Rp 9.206.200/tahun or Rp 767.183/bulan (in this calculation is carried out an assessment of the remaining rabbit pieces that have not aged, as in cash opnam remaining number of (young cattle. 

  10. Hand Hygiene Saves Lives

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  11. Historical-statistical analysis of energy consumption in energy management; Analisis historico-estadistico del consumo energetico en la administracion de energia

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    Guizar Bejarano, Ruben [IMENOR (Mexico); Oven, Mark [RCG/Hagler, Bailly, Inc., Washington (United States)

    1992-12-31

    Traditionally the specific consumption of energy has been considered as the most adequate index to evaluate the efficiencies in the productive processes. Nevertheless, this index, in some instances is highly susceptible to suffer significant variations, due to factors such as equipment condition, raw materials quality, operational parameters, climate and production level. This last one definitely is the most important and requires a deeper analysis. In this presentation a methodology is developed to analyze the energy consumption as well as their specific energy consumption with respect to production. Enough historical data are utilized to allow for a statistical analysis. This study is of equal usefulness in an energy diagnosis, as in a management program of energy saving. In presenting the possibility of identifying potential energy saving, stands out the advantages of the analysis and the conclusions that can be derived from it. Through the actual data collected in several industries during the energy diagnosis, various possible results of the analysis are presented. Finally, how this type of analysis can be adapted to a more precise control of the energy consumption is described and be used as a base for establishing goals in energy efficiency in the long term. [Espanol] Tradicionalmente se ha considerado al consumo especifico de energia como el indice energetico mas adecuado para evaluar las eficiencias de los procesos productivos. Sin embargo, este indice es en ocasiones altamente susceptible a sufrir variaciones importantes, debido a factores como el estado de los equipos, la calidad de la materia prima, los parametros operativos, el clima, y el nivel de produccion. Este ultimo es decididamente el mas importante, y requiere un analisis mas profundo. En esta presentacion se desarrolla una metodologia para analizar tanto consumos de energia como consumos especificos de energia con respecto a la produccion. Se utilizan suficientes datos historicos para permitir

  12. ANALISIS KUALITAS PRODUK SEPATU TOMKINS

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    Ria Arifianti

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Tujuan dari penelitian ini adalah untuk memperoleh kajian tentang pelaksanaan pengendalian kualitas sepatu Tomkins pada PT Primarindo Asia Infrastruktur Tbk Bandung, Pengendalian kualitas menggunakan peta kendali c dan memilih metode yang paling efektif antara peta kendali c dengan pengendalian kualitas yang digunakan perusahaan. Kualitas berkaitan dengan pemenuhan permintaan, atau melebihi permintaan, pemenuhan kebutuhan konsumen untuk saat ini dan masa yang akan datang. Hal ini berarti bahwa produk yang dihasilkan memenuhi kebutuhan  konsumen dan cocok dengan penggunaan konsumen. Tipe penelitian adalah kuantitatif. Pengumpulan datanya adalah studi literatur dan studi lapangan. Studi lapangan berkaitan dengan observasi dan wawancara. Teknik penarikan sampelnya menggunakan purposive random sampling. Data yang digunakan adalah data produksi tahun 2007 sampai dengan 2009. Pengendalian yang dilakukan perusahaan pada saat produksi berdasarkan pada spesifikasi produk yang telah ditetapkan di awal. Pengolahan data menggunakan peta kendali c  menunjukkan semua proses produksi berada dalam batas kendali. Hal ini berarti penggunaan peta kendali c lebih efektif dibandingkan dengan metode yang digunakan perusahaan.The objective of this research were to determine the quality control processof Tomkins shoes at PT. Primarindo Asia Infrastructure Tbk. Bandung.Quality can be defined is meeting, or exceeding, customer requirements now and in the future. This means the product or service is fit for customer’s use. Controlling product quality using c chart.It select the method which one is better or effective for the company. The research methode type is qualitative. Data collection methods are literature and field studies. Field study covers observation and interview.The sampling technique by purposive random sampling. Sample is used that occurred during production years 2007-2009. Control is carried out by Firm, at the time of production based on

  13. ANALISIS VARIABILITAS CURAH HUJAN DAN SUHU DI BALI

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    Ogi Setiawan

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Indonesia sebagai negara kepulauan yang terdiri dari pulau-pulau besar dan kecil menjadi sangat rentan terhadap dampak perubahan iklim. Salah satu pulau yang juga rentan terhadap perubahan iklim adalah pulau Bali. Dampak potensial adanya perubahan iklim adalah perubahan pola hujan, peningkatan suhuudaradankenaikanpermukaanlaut. Sektoryangakanmenerimadampakperubahaniklimdengan serius adalah sektor kehutanan dan pertanian. Untuk mendukung upaya mitigasi dan adaptasi maka diperlukan informasi perubahan iklim yang terjadi. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui variabilitas iklim di Bali. Metode yang digunakan adalah analisis kecenderungan curah hujan, analisis perubahan suhu udara, analisis perubahan tipe iklim dan analisis pergeseran bulan basah, lembab dan kering. Data hujan yang digunakan adalah data hujan dari GPCC (1961-1998 dan BMKG Bali (19992008, sedangkan data suhu berasal dari BMKG Bali (2004-2008. Hasil analisis menunjukkan bahwa di pulau Bali secara umum sudah mengalami perubahan iklim. Tipe iklim berdasarkan Schmidt-Ferguson mengalami perubahan dari relatif basah menjadi agak kering. Suhu udara rata-rata bulanan serta curah hujan bulanan dan tahunan memiliki kecenderungan yang semakin meningkat. Bulan basah dan bulan kering telah mengalami pergeseran dan perubahan jumlahnya. Dampak perubahan iklim terhadap ekosistem hutan di Bali belum diketahui dengan pasti, namun terdapat beberapa implikasi perubahan iklim terhadap sektor kehutanan diantaranya kebakaran hutan dan perubahan jadwal penanaman.

  14. ENERGY SAVING MODES DEFINITION OF TRAINS HANDLING

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    D. M. Kyslyi

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. Traction calculations with the definition of energy-efficient trajectories provide search for rational energy consumption depending on the time course of the train. When selecting energy-efficient trajectory of the train and the development of regime charts conducting trains must take into account variables such as: the profile of the site, weight train, locomotive series, etc. When increasing the speed of the growth it occurs the resistance movement, which is proportional to the square of the speed, which leads to higher costs of fuel and energy resources. In contrast, the reduction of costs due to the decrease in speed leads to an increase in travel time of the train, which should be consistent with the timetable and other technical and economic parameters, depending on the speed. The article describes one way to reduce the cost of energy for traction. The aim of the article is to reduce energy consumption by identifying energy-saving control modes. It occurs with the locomotive optimization function of control actions on the running time of the train and the flow of energy in the management of the train from the end of the acceleration to go to the coasts. Methodology. The technique of choice of energy saving path of the train and power control and electric locomotives with electric transmission provides the calculation of multiple paths with variable input data and parameters of the composition of the train situation. The methodology takes into account the uniform mathematical methods of search and parametric optimization. For uniformity of motion needed to slow down the accelerating forces are balanced. Findings. On the basis of calculations of multiple advanced algorithms determine the trajectories of energy-saving trains, built multiparametric locomotive power control function, which can reduce energy consumption by 11 to 13% depending on the weight of the train and the train situation. Originality. The author obtained the energy-saving

  15. Water Saving Strategies & Ecological Modernisation

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    Hoffmann, Birgitte; Jensen, Jesper Ole; Elle, Morten

    2005-01-01

    -tainable water management. The paper focuses on the experiences from different water saving initiatives carried out since the mid 80s relating them to some central aspects of Ecological Modernisation theories: · Demands for tools and targets · New tasks and roles for suppliers, consumers and stakeholders...... to 125 l/capita/day in 2002. A series of different strategies, targets and tools have been implemented: Emphasizing demand side instead of supply side, using and communicating indicators, formulating goals for reducing water consumption and developing learning processes in water management. A main......Drawing on case studies of water saving campaigns and new collaborations, the pa-per will serve, on the one hand, as an interpretation of the water saving strategy in Co-penhagen in the light of Ecological Modernisation, and on the other hand, as a critical discussion of Ecological Modernisation...

  16. Control Evaluation Information System Savings

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    Eddy Sutedjo

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this research is to evaluate the control of information system savings in the banking and to identify the weaknesses and problem happened in those saving systems. Research method used are book studies by collecting data and information needed and field studies by interview, observation, questioner, and checklist using COBIT method as a standard to assess the information system control of the company. The expected result about the evaluation result that show in the problem happened and recommendation given as the evaluation report and to give a view about the control done by the company. Conclusion took from this research that this banking company has met standards although some weaknesses still exists in the system.Index Terms - Control Information System, Savings

  17. Can connectionism save constructivism?

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    Marcus, G F

    1998-05-01

    Constructivism is the Piagetian notion that learning leads the child to develop new types of representations. For example, on the Piagetian view, a child is born without knowing that objects persist in time even when they are occluded; through a process of learning, the child comes to know that objects persist in time. The trouble with this view has always been the lack of a concrete, computational account of how a learning mechanism could lead to such a change. Recently, however, in a book entitled Rethinking Innateness. Elman et al. (Elman, J.L., Bates, E., Johnson, M.H., Karmiloff-Smith, A., Parisi, D., Plunkett, K., 1996. Rethinking Innateness: A Connectionist Perspective on Development. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press) have claimed that connectionist models might provide an account of the development of new kinds of representations that would not depend on the existence of innate representations. I show that the models described in Rethinking Innateness depend on innately assumed representations and that they do not offer a genuine alternative to nativism. Moreover, I present simulation results which show that these models are incapable of deriving genuine abstract representations that are not presupposed. I then give a formal account of why the models fail to generalize in the ways that humans do. Thus, connectionism, at least in its current form, does not provide any support for constructivism. I conclude by sketching a possible alternative.

  18. 12 CFR 561.42 - Savings account.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Savings account. 561.42 Section 561.42 Banks... AFFECTING ALL SAVINGS ASSOCIATIONS § 561.42 Savings account. The term savings account means any withdrawable account, except a demand account as defined in § 561.16 of this chapter, a tax and loan account, a note...

  19. Are Women Empowered to Save?

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    Frances Woolley

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Female economic empowerment – rising earnings, increased opportunities, greater labour force participation – has given many women the means to save. The shifting of responsibility for retirement security from employers and governments onto individuals has given women a reason to save. But are women actually saving? In this paper, we explore the relationship between the gender dynamics within a family and the accumulation of wealth. We find that little evidence in support of the conventional wisdom that families with a female financial manager save more and repay their debts more often. We find some evidence that male financial management leads to greater savings, and other evidence suggesting that savings patterns have a complex relationship with intra-family gender dynamics. El empoderamiento económico de la mujer – el aumento de los ingresos, mayores oportunidades, mayor participación laboral – ha dado a muchas mujeres los medios para ahorrar. Al pasar la responsabilidad de los ingresos de la jubilación de los empleadores y el gobierno a los individuos ha dado a las mujeres un motivo para ahorrar. ¿Pero realmente ahorran las mujeres? En este artículo se analizan las relaciones entre las dinámicas de género en una familia, y la acumulación de riqueza. Se ha llegado a la conclusión de que hay poca evidencia que apoye la creencia convencional de que las familias en las que una mujer gestiona las financias ahorran más y devuelven sus créditos más frecuentemente. Se ha encontrado alguna evidencia de que la gestión financiera por varones acarrea mayores ahorros, y otras evidencias que sugieren que los patrones de ahorro tienen una relación compleja con las dinámicas de género dentro de la familia.

  20. Saving Face and Group Identity

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    Eriksson, Tor; Mao, Lei; Villeval, Marie-Claire

    2015-01-01

    Are people willing to sacrifice resources to save one's and others' face? In a laboratory experiment, we study whether individuals forego resources to avoid the public exposure of the least performer in their group. We show that a majority of individuals are willing to pay to preserve not only...... their self- but also other group members' image. This behavior is frequent even in the absence of group identity. When group identity is more salient, individuals help regardless of whether the least performer is an in-group or an out-group. This suggests that saving others' face is a strong social norm....

  1. Save journalism - to what end?

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    Tobie Wiese

    2011-01-01

    I was given a rather sexy heading – 'Forget the rhino, save journalism' – under which to say a few words. I would agree with the assumption that both are under threat, but while most people will have a natural inclination to save an endangered animal I’m not so sure about how many will stand up for the survival of journalism. After all, why do we need journalism? And secondly, it seems to me that much of the woes that journalism is going through at present are self-inflicted.
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  2. The power of the age standardized incidence rate to discover the gene link between cancer diseases: development of a new epidemiological method to save money, time, and effort for genetic scientists

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    Alghamdi IG

    2015-03-01

    . Our epidemiological evidence helps to save money, time, and effort for testing the potential gene link between cancer diseases. Keywords: epidemiology, medical statistics, direct standardization, England, Saudi Arabia

  3. Evaluation of the energy saving potential in illumination using presence sensors; Evaluacion del potencial de ahorro de energia en iluminacion utilizando sensores de presencia

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    Cortes Eslava, Alejandro [Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico, D. F. (Mexico)

    1999-07-01

    The analysis and the evaluation of the energy saving that would provide a system of illumination controlled by sensors of presence in an enclosure with low transit, evaluating the economic profitability of the system is presented. The data, from which the analysis is sustained and the results are deducted, coming from the use and installation of a timer in the area. [Spanish] Se presenta el analisis y la evaluacion de los ahorros de energia que suministraria un sistema de iluminacion controlado por sensores de presencia en un recinto con bajo transito, evaluando la rentabilidad economica del sistema. Los datos, a partir de los cuales se sustenta el analisis y se deducen los resultados, provienen de la utilizacion e instalacion de un contador de tiempo de uso en el recinto.

  4. Energy saving plan: use of solar energy in the university of Valencia (Spain); Uso de la energia solar en la universidad de Valencia (Espana) para ahorrar energia electrica

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    Gomez Gomez Amo, J.L.; Tena, F.; Martinez Lozano, J.A.; Utrillas, M.P. [Grupo de Radiacion Solar, Universidad de Valencia (Spain)

    2005-07-15

    The University of Valencia financed a pilot project that would study the installation's feasibility of a generating station with photovoltaic energy, solar type, in order to replace or complement conventional sources of energy. This paper presents some of the preliminary results of the study's application in an University building, along with the analysis of the initial situation and the proposals for the handling of reactive energy and the outer and inner lighting as solutions for energy saving. This experimental project entitled Study of the Energy Saving Strategies and the Viability of Installing Solar Energy equipment in the Buildings of the University of Valencia throws preliminary data specifying the amount of investment necessary to obtain real annual benefits, as well as the recovery time of the investment and the beneficial ecological impact in quantitative terms of a measurable CO{sub 2} reduction. [Spanish] La Universidad de Valencia financio un proyecto piloto que estudiaria la factibilidad de instalacion de una estacion generadora de energia fotovoltaica de tipo solar para sustituir o complementar fuentes convencionales de energia. Este trabajo presenta algunos de los resultados preliminares de la aplicacion del estudio en un edificio de la Universidad junto con el analisis de la situacion inicial y las propuestas del manejo de energia reactiva, de iluminacion exterior e interior como soluciones para el ahorro de energia. Este proyecto experimental titulado Estudio de las estrategias del ahorro de la energia y de la viabilidad de instalar energia solar en los edificios de la Universidad de Valencia arroja datos preliminares que especifican el monto de la inversion necesaria para obtener beneficios anuales reales, asi como el tiempo de recuperacion de la inversion y el impacto ecologico benefico en terminos cuantitativos de una reduccion cuantificable de CO{sub 2}.

  5. Cost-Benefit of the energy saving in the bioclimatic designs; Costo-Beneficio del ahorro de energia en los disenos bioclimaticos

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    Lopez P, J. Manuel A. [Doble Dos Soluciones de Negocios, S.A. de C.V., Mexico, D.F. (Mexico); Morillon G, David; Rodriguez V, Luis [Instituto de Ingenieria de la UNAM, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)

    1999-07-01

    Tools and criteria for the Cost-Benefit analysis from the energy saving in bioclimatic designs (BD) are presented, for which, a reference project is established and the costs and benefits of energy saving in BD with base in that project are evaluated. A case study is presented taking as reference the traditional design of the air conditioning of a building and with this base the estimation of cost-benefit of the same building is made, but with passive systems. The tools used are those that allow to consider related resources such as time and money; in that sense, are used criteria such as: Present value (PV), Equivalent Annual Cost (EAC) and the Cost of the Conserved Energy (CCE). The costs related to the construction, maintenance and operation of the design are taken into account. The differences between the reference design and the BD, established from the application of these criteria, allow to evaluate the economic margin of the BD as far as operation and maintenance is concerned. Finally the CCE of the bioclimatic measures is evaluated as an initiative of energy saving and the present value is calculated of the energy saving in the entire useful life of a bioclimatic design. [Spanish] Se presentan herramientas y criterios para el analisis Costo-Beneficio del ahorro de energia en disenos bioclimaticos (DB), para lo cual, se establece un proyecto de referencia y se evaluan los costos y beneficios del ahorro de energia en DB con base en ese proyecto. Se presenta el estudio de un caso tomando como referencia el dise tradicional de la climatizacion de un edificio y con base en este, se realiza la estimacion de costos y beneficios del mismo edificio, pero con sistemas pasivos. Las herramientas usadas, son aquellas que permiten considerar recursos relacionados como son tiempo y dinero; en ese sentido, se usan criterios como: Valor Presente (VP), Costo Anual Equivalente (CAE) y el Costo de la Energia Conservada (CEC). Se toman en consideracion los costos relacionados

  6. Energy Savings in a Market Economy

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    Nørgaard, Jørgen

    1998-01-01

    The paper outlines the concept of energy savings as opposed to energy efficency. Afterwards are described briefly the up and down role of energy savings in recent Danish energy policy. It discusses the failure of leaving electricity savings and Integrated Resource Planning to the electricity...... and discussed. This finally leads to the difficulties in combining a more free market for energy in EU with a strong efforts to save energy. Ideas for electricity and heat saving policies are suggested....

  7. Pembelajaran Biokimia melalui Analisis Kasus-kasus Olahraga untuk Meningkatkan Sport Scientific Literaci Mahasiswa

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract: Biochemistry Teaching through Sport-case Analyses to Improve Students' Sport Scientific Literacy. This quasi-experimental study focuses on examining the effect of biochemistry teaching on students' sport scientific literacy (SSL. The study involved 107 students of a teacher training institution, selected using a stratified random sampling. The results of t-test utilizing pre-test and post-test control group design show that biochemistry teaching affects students' SSL, as indicated by the scores of the experimental group which were four times higher than those of the control group. The SSL level of the experimental group increased from level 2 (nominal and level 3 (functional to level 3 (functional, level 4 (conceptual, and level 5 (multidimensional. Abstrak: Pembelajaran Biokimia melalui Analisis Kasus-kasus Olahraga untuk Meningkatkan Sport Scientific Literaci Mahasiswa. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui pengaruh pembelajaran biokimia melalui analisis kasus-kasus olahraga terhadap literasi sport scientific mahasiswa. Sebanyak 107 mahasiswa dari program studi ilmu keolahragaan sebuah LPTK di Surabaya dipilih sebagai sampel dengan menggunakan sampling random berstrata. Desain yang digunakan adalah desain pretest-posttest control group dari desain kuasi eksperimen. Data dianalisis dengan uji-t sampel independen. Hasil peneli­tian menunjukkan bahwa pembelajaran biokimia melalui analisis kasus-kasus olahraga merupakan suatu metode yang efektif untuk meningkatkan sport Scientific literacy (SSL mahasiswa. Rerata skor perolehan SSL yang diperoleh mahasiswa kelompok eksperimen sekitar 4 kali lebih tinggi daripada yang diperoleh mahasiswa kelompok kontrol. Tingkatan SSL mahasiswa naik dari level 2 (nominal dan level 3 (fungsional menjadi level 3 (fungsional, level 4 (konseptual, dan level 5 (multidimensional.

  8. Energy saving obligations—cutting the Gordian Knot of leverage?

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    Rohde, Clemens; Rosenow, Jan; Eyre, Nick; Giraudet, Louis-Gaëtan

    2015-01-01

    International audience; Better leverage of public funding is essential in order to trigger the invest-ment needed for energy efficiency. In times of austerity governments in-creasingly look at policy instruments not funded by public expenditure and Energy Savings Obligations represent one option. Because Energy Savings Obligations are paid for by all energy customers, the degree to which they are able to raise additional private capital for energy efficiency invest-ments is crucial with regar...

  9. The Valuation and Hedging of Variable Rate Savings Account

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    Frank de Jong; Jacco Wielhouwer

    2001-01-01

    Variable rate savings accounts have two main features. The client rate is variable and deposits can be invested and withdrawn at any time. However, customer behaviour is not fully rational and actions are often performed with a delay. This paper focusses on measuring the interest rate risk of variable rate savings accounts on a value basis (duration) and on the problem how to hedgethese accounts. In order to model the embedded options and the customer behaviour we implement a partial adjustme...

  10. ANALISIS GEN HAEMAGGLUTININ PADA VIRUS CAMPAK LIAR

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    Subangkit Subangkit

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available AbstrakPenyakit Campak disebabkan oleh virus campak yang termasuk genus Morbilivirus dan Family Paramyxoviridae. Penyakit campak masih menjadi masalah kesehatan karena masih ditemukan Kejadian Luar Biasa (KLB di Indonesia. Salah satu penyebab terjadinya KLB tersebut diduga sebagaiakibat perbedaan antigenesitas antara strain vaksin yang digunakan dengan strain virus campak liar yang beredar di Indonesia. Penelitian ini bertujuan mendapatkan gambaran tentang karakteristik genetik gen Haemagglutinin virus campak liar yang ada di Indonesia. Spesimen yang digunakan sebanyak 27 isolat virus penyebab KLB dari 17 propinsi selama periode tahun 2003-2010. Isolat virus dilakukan pemeriksaan secara RT-PCR dan sekuensing dengan metode Sanger. Hasil sekuensing dianalisis dengan menggunakan perangkat lunak Bioedit 7.0 dan MEGA 4.0. Hasil penelitian didapatkan perbedaan 10 asam amino antara virus campak strain vaksin CAM-70 dan virus campak liar pada posisi D416N; K424T; V451M; N455T; V466I; I473T; F476L; Y481S atau Y481N; H495N; G505D. Kesimpulan penelitian ini adalah terdapat perbedaan karakteristik genetik antara virus campak liar di Indonesia berbeda dengan strain virus vaksin CAM-70.Kata kunci : Campak, Analisis Molekuler, Hemagglutinin, CD46AbstractMeasles is caused by virus belonging to the genus Morbilivirus and Family Paramyxoviridae. Measles is still a public health problem because outbreak of measles still found in Indonesia. Outbreak is suspected as a result of differences in antigenicity between vaccine strains used with wild-type measles virus strains circulating in Indonesia. This study aims to get genetic characteristics of wild-type measles virus haemagglutinin gene in Indonesia. The specimens were used 27 viral isolates from 17 provinces period 2003-2010. Viral isolates examined by RT-PCR and sequencing with Sanger method. Sequencing analysis were conducted using Bioedit 7.0 and MEGA 4.0 software. The results showed 10 amino acid differences

  11. Advisory expert system for energy analysis in industrial boilers; Sistema experto asesor en el analisis energetico de calderas industriales

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    Kemper Valverde, Nicolas; Lara Rosano, Felipe; Vazquez Nava, Rodolfo [Laboratorio de Inteligencia Artificial, Instituto de Ingenieria UNAM, Mexico, D. F. (Mexico)

    1994-12-31

    This paper presents an expert system for the operational analysis of industrial boilers, estimating the potential of heat recovery, in the small and medium size industry. The package is friendly, practical, flexible easy to maintain and expandable to take into consideration the user`s specific requirements and allows the analysis of the energy losses in the combustion, feed water, drains, and insulation, identifying the enhancements and estimating the saving potential, in energy as well as economical. [Espanol] En este trabajo se presenta un sistema experto para analizar la operacion de calderas industriales estimando el potencial de recuperacion de calor, en la pequena y mediana industria. El paquete es amigable, practico, flexible, facil en su mantenimiento y expandible para tomar en consideracion los requerimientos especificos de los usuarios y permite el analisis de las perdidas de energia en la combustion, agua de alimentacion, purgas y aislamientos, identificando las mejoras y estimando ahorros potenciales, tanto energeticos como economicos.

  12. Save the Boulders Beach Penguins

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    Sheerer, Katherine; Schnittka, Christine

    2012-01-01

    Maybe it's the peculiar way they walk or their cute little suits, but students of all ages are drawn to penguins. To meet younger students' curiosity, the authors adapted a middle-school level, penguin-themed curriculum unit called Save the Penguins (Schnittka, Bell, and Richards 2010) for third-grade students. The students loved learning about…

  13. Save Our Streams and Waterways.

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    Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Center for School Improvement and Performance.

    Protection of existing water supplies is critical to ensuring good health for people and animals alike. This program is aligned with the Izaak Walton League of American's Save Our Streams program which is based on the concept that students can greatly improve the quality of a nearby stream, pond, or river by regular visits and monitoring. The…

  14. Do the Rich Save More?

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    Dynan, Karen E.; Skinner, Jonathan; Zeldes, Stephen P.

    2004-01-01

    The question of whether higher-lifetime income households save a larger fraction of their income was the subject of much debate in the 1950s and 1960s, and while not resolved, it remains central to the evaluation of tax and macroeconomic policies. We resolve this longstanding question using new empirical methods applied to the Panel Study of…

  15. Saving Green on Energy Costs

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    Tacke, Diane L.

    2006-01-01

    In recent years, colleges and universities have begun efforts to reduce their energy costs, an initiative that can not only save an institution money, but also strengthen relationships across campus. Board leadership has been central to this endeavor in setting goals, prioritizing projects, and financing those projects. Using her experiences with…

  16. Analisis Karakteristik Hujan untuk Pendugaan Debit Aliran Rencana Sungai Anafri di Kota Jayapura

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    Nurfaijin Nurfaijin

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRAK Penelitian ini bertujuan mengkaji karakteristik hujan wilayah DAS Anafri, menghitung debit aliran rencana, dan mengkaji kapasitas Sungai Anafri dalam merespon pengalihragaman hujan menjadi aliran permukaan. Kajian karakteristik hujan yakni ketebalan, intensitas, dan durasi hujan dilakukan dengan analisis statistik data hujan. Analisis distribusi data hujan diasumsikan sesuai dengan Metode Gumbel, sehingga untuk menentukan hujan periode ulang 2 tahun, 5 tahun, 10 tahun, dan 25 tahun menggunakan persamaan Gumbel. Hujan periode ulang digunakan untuk menghitung debit aliran rencana Metode Rasional. Analisis kapasitas sungai dilakukan dengan membandingkan debit aliran rencana dalam periode ulang T dengan kapasitas sungai. Penghitungan kapasitas sungai dilakukan pada penampang PI (bagian hulu, P2,dan P3 (bagian hilir. Debit aliran rencana yang digunakan dalam analisis kapasitas sungai adalah debit aliran Q25tahun (107,478 m³/detikdan 163,726 m³/detik. Hasil analisis menunjukan bahawa, terjadinya limpasan pada penampang sungai PI dan P2 pada saat menampung debit banjir yang diketahui penyebab utamanya adalah bank full capacity kecil, maka alternat! ( penanganan yang direkomendasikan adalah peninggian tanggul sungai. Analisis kapasitas sungai menggunakan debit banjir periode ulang 25 tahun menunjukan bahwa, terjadi limpasan pada lokasi penampang PI sampai P2 dengan panjang ruas 400 m yang terjadi pada tanggul sisi kanan dan tanggul sisi kiri dengan panjang ruas 40 meter. Limpasan terjadi setinggi 0,1 m hingga 1,6 m pada tanggul sisi kanan dan 0,1 m hingga 0,3 m pada tanggul sisi kiri, sehingga peninggian tanggul yang direkomendasikan adalah setinggi 1,6 mpada sisi kanan dan 0,3 m pada tanggul sisi kiri. ABSTRACT This study aims to examine the characteristics of rainfall watershed of Anafri calculate the flow rate plan, and assess the river capacity to respond diversion of rain to be surface runoff. In this study, the analysis of rainfall

  17. ANALISIS PENGEMBANGAN SEKTOR BASIS EKONOMI DAN POTENSI PENINGKATAN PERTUMBUHAN EKONOMI KABUPATEN BLORA

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    Yayik Kartika Sari

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui dan menganalisa keadaan pertumbuhan ekonomi, pengembangan sektor basis ekonomi, dan faktor yang memiliki pengaruh dominan terhadap pertumbuhan ekonomi di Kabupaten Blora tahun 1990-2013 dengan menggunakan alat analisis basis ekonomi dan persamaan simultan dengan metode Two Stage Least Squared (2SLS. Variabel endogen dalam penelitian ini adalah pertumbuhan ekonomi, pendapatan asli daerah, dan upah minimum, sedangkan variabel eksogennya adalah angkatan kerja, tabungan, pengeluaran pemerintah daerah, dan jumlah penduduk. Hasil penelitian ini menunjukkan bahwa terdapat 3 sektor basis ekonomi di Kabupaten Blora yang diperoleh dari analisis basis ekonomi yaitu sektor pertambangan dan galian; sektor pertanian; dan sektor keuangan, persewaan, dan jasa perusahaan. Berdasarkan hasil uji persamaan simultan menunjukkan bahwa variabel tabungan, pengeluaran pemerintah daerah, upah minimum, dan jumlah penduduk merupakan faktor yang memiliki pengaruh dominan terhadap pertumbuhan ekonomi di Kabupaten Blora. Saran dalam penelitian ini adalah Pemerintah Kabupaten Blora harus mengembangkan ketiga sektor basis ekonomi dan faktor yang berpengaruh dominan tersebut serta harus melakukan proteksi terutama untuk sektor basis ekonomi, sehingga dapat membantu meningkatkan pertumbuhan ekonomi di Kabupaten Blora.  The purpose of this research was to determine and analyze the condition of economic growth, the economic base sector for development, and factors which have a dominant influence on the economic growth in Blora years 1990-2013 and used analysis of the economic base and the analysis of simultaneous equations with Two Stage Least Square method (2SLS. The rate of economic growth, regional income, and the minimum wage is an endogenous variable, while the labor force, savings, regional government expenditure, and resident are exogenous variable. The results showed that there are three sectors of the economic base in Blora

  18. ANALISIS MODEL KEPUASAN TERHADAP PEMBELIAN ULANG

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    Naili Farida

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Tujuan penelitian ini yaitu untuk menguji pengaruh brand equity, nilai pelanggan dan lifestyle yang dimediasi kepuasan konsumen terhadap pembelian ulang produk gadget di Kota Semarang. Responden dalam penelitian ini adalah seluruh konsumen yang telah melakukan pembelian produk gadget merek Samsung, sebanyak 120 orang. Teknik sampling yang digunakan yaitu purposive sampling. Teknik analisis yang digunakan yaitu Partial Least Square (PLS. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa terdapat pengaruh brand equity terhadap kepuasan, namun dalam konteks lifestyle dan nilai pelanggan tidak ada pengaruh terhadap kepuasan. Sedangkan kepuasan menunjukkan adanya pengaruh terhadap pembelian ulang. Diharapkan dari hasil penelitian ini mampu meningkatkan pembelian ulang melalui brand equity, lifestyle dan nilai pelanggan dalam konteks kepuasan. The objective of the research was to test the influence of brand equity, customer value and lifestyle which were mediated by consumer satisfaction toward re-purchasing of gadget products in Semarang. The respondents of the study were all consumers who have purchased Samsung gadget products. It was a purposive sampling study with 120 respondents. The data were analyzed by Partial Least Square (PLS. The result of the study showed that there was an influence of brand equity toward satisfaction, but in the lifestyle context and customer value did not give any influence toward satisfaction. Whereas; the satisfaction gave influence toward re-purchase. It is expected that this study can increase the repurchasethrough brand equity, lifestyle and customer values in the satisfaction context.

  19. Analisis Komponen Biaya Asuransi Jiwa Dwiguna (Endowment

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    Desak Nyoman Trisnawati

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Asuransi adalah suatu istilah penyediaan jasa yang bergerak dalam bidang pertanggungan atau perlindungan. Seseorang yang telah mengasuransikan dirinya akan menyetujui kontrak yang disebut dengan polis. Di Indonesia terdapat beberapa jenis asuransi jiwa, salah satunya adalah asuransi jiwa dwiguna. Asuransi jiwa dwiguna adalah asuransi jiwa yang kepada tertanggung akan diberikan sejumlah uang pada akhir asuransi sesuai dengan polis. Jika tertanggung meninggal selama masa asuransi atau setelah akhir asuransi, kepada tertanggung akan diberikan uang sebesar uang pertanggungan. Untuk memenuhi pertanggungan, akan dibayarkan sejumlah uang yang disebut dengan premi. Premi terdiri dari premi netto dan premi bruto, premi netto adalah premi yang perhitungannya hanya berdasarkan faktor mortalita, sedangkan premi bruto adalah gabungan dari premi netto dengan faktor-faktor lain seperti faktor biaya. Penelitian ini membahas tentang analisis komponen biaya pada asuransi jiwa dwiguna. Komponen dari biaya asuransi jiwa dwiguna ini adalah biaya penutupan awal, biaya pengumpulan premi dan biaya pemeliharaan.Semua perhitungan aktuaria menggunakan tabel CSO 1980 dengan bunga 9%. Dengan menerapkan metode Eliminasi Gauss Jordan besarnya komponen biaya dari asuransi jiwa dwiguna masing-masing, biaya penutupan awal sebesar dan , biaya pengumpulan premi sebesar 0,075 dan biaya pemeliharaan sebesar 2.

  20. ANALISIS FAKTOR-FAKTOR YANG MENDORONG WISATAWAN MELAKUKAN KEPUTUSAN PEMBELIAN TIKET PESAWAT MELALUI MOBILE BOOKING PADA SITUS TRAVELOKA.COM

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    Erni Muliana

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    Full Text Available Pembelian kebutuhan perjalanan wisata secara online merupakan bagian dari transaksi business to-customer (B2C. Produk yang ditawarkan biasanya terdiri dari: pemesanan paket wisata, penjualan tiket pesawat dan kereta api, kamar hotel dan penyewaan transportasi. Penelitian dilakukan dengan tujuan untuk mengetahui faktor-faktor yang mendorong wisatawan melakukan keputusan pembelian tiket pesawat melalui mobile booking pada situs Traveloka.com serta faktor yang paling banyak berkontribusi dalam menentukan keputusan pembelian tersebut. Teknik pengumpulan data yang digunakan adalah kuesioner online dan kuesioner yang disebarkan secara langsung (offline kepada 250 responden, penentuan responden ditetapaka menggunakn metode purposive sampling, sedangkan teknik analisis data yang digunakan adalah teknik analisis faktor. Hasil analisis faktor yang didapatakan menjelaskan 67,066% dari keseluruhan total variance, dan hasil analisis data menunjukkan empat faktor terbentuk yang mendorong wisatawan melakukan keputusan pembelian tiket pesawat melalui mobile booking pada situs Traveloka.com, yaitu: kemudahan dan sistem informasi website (24,396 %, pelayanan konsumen/customer service (15,211%, citra perusahaan (14,681 %, dan motivasi pembelian (12,779%, adapun faktor yang paling berkontribusi dalam mendorong wisatawan melakukan keputusan pembelian tiket pesawat melalui mobile booking pada situs Traveloka.com adalah faktor terbentuk yang memiliki faktor laoding tertinggi dari keseluruhan faktor yang terbentuk, yaitu faktor “Kemudahan dan Sistem Informasi Website”, faktor ini terdiri dari 13 variabel yakni: (1 Kemudahan pencarian situs web, (2 kecepatan waktu mengakses (load time, (3 nama domain perusahaan, (4 kemudahan pemesanan, (5 Informasi yang lengkap, (6 Informasi yang akurat, (7 Informasi yang menarik, (8 Pemaparan informasi yang tepat, (9 Ketersediaan dan aksesibilitas, (10 Harga yang kompetitif, (11 Pengalaman secara keseluruhan, (12 Keamanan data

  1. Energy savings in Polish buildings

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    Markel, L.C.; Gula, A.; Reeves, G.

    1995-12-31

    A demonstration of low-cost insulation and weatherization techniques was a part of phase 1 of the Krakow Clean Fossil Fuels and Energy Efficient Project. The objectives were to identify a cost-effective set of measures to reduce energy used for space heating, determine how much energy could be saved, and foster widespread implementation of those measures. The demonstration project focused on 4 11-story buildings in a Krakow housing cooperative. Energy savings of over 20% were obtained. Most important, the procedures and materials implemented in the demonstration project have been adapted to Polish conditions and applied to other housing cooperatives, schools, and hospitals. Additional projects are being planned, in Krakow and other cities, under the direction of FEWE-Krakow, the Polish Energie Cities Network, and Biuro Rozwoju Krakowa.

  2. Analisis Upaya Pencegahan Kecelakaan Kerja Pada Pekerja Bangunan Perusahaan X

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    Sahrial Angkat

    2009-01-01

    Analisis Upaya Pencegahan Kecelakaan Kerja pada Pekerja Bangunan Perusahaan X mencoba menjawab permasalahan upaya-upaya apakah yang telah dilakukan untuk mencegah kecelakaan kerja pada pekerja bangunan di Kota Medan, bagaimana pengaruh pelatihan K3 terhadap kecelakaan kerja, bagaimana pengaruh rekruitment terhadap kecelakaan kerja, bagaimana pengaruh status pekerja terhadap kecelakaan kerja, bagaimana pengaruh penggunaan alat pelindung diri terhadap kecelakaan kerja. Populasi penelitian ad...

  3. Analisis Sektor/Sub Sektor Unggulan di Kabupaten Bungo

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    Gafur Gafur

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract. This study aimed to analyze the leading sectors in Bungo. The method used is Location Quotient (LQ, Dynamic Location Quotient (DLQ, specialization index, Growth Ratio Model (MRP. Based on analysis of LQ and DLQ, there are only two basis sectors at present and in the future, namely the construction sector and trade, hotels and restaurants. Based on the analysis of Specialization Index, in Bungo Regency has a concentration of the economy in the agricultural sector and the manufacturing sector. Based on MRP analysis also showed that prominent sector growth at the level of Bungo and Jambi Province, namely electricity, gas and water supply; the building sector; and trade, hotels and restaurants. Keywords : Location Quotient (LQ, Dinamic Location Quotient (DLQ, Specialization Index, Growth Ratio Model   Abstrak. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menganalisis sektor unggulan di Kabupaten Bungo. Metode yang digunakan adalah analisis Location Quotient (LQ, Dinamic Location Quotient (DLQ, indeks spesialisasi, Model Rasio Pertumbuhan (MRP. Berdasarkan analisis LQ dan DLQ,  hanya ada 2 sektor yang menjadi sektor basis pada saat ini dan pada masa yang akan datang yaitu sektor bangunan dan sektor perdagangan, hotel dan restoran. Berdasarkan analisis Indeks Spesialisasi, di Kabupaten Bungo telah terjadi konsentrasi ekonomi pada sektor pertanian dan sektor industri pengolahan. Berdasarkan analisis MRP juga dapat diketahui bahwa sektor yang menonjol pertumbuhannya pada tingkat Kabupaten Bungo dan Provinsi Jambi yaitu sektor listrik, gas dan air bersih; sektor bangunan; serta sektor perdagangan, hotel dan restoran. Kata Kunci : Location Quotient (LQ, Dinamic Location Quotient (DLQ, indeks spesialisasi, Model Rasio Pertumbuhan

  4. ANALISIS SENTIMEN PENGGUNA TWITTER MENGGUNAKAN METODE SUPPORT VECTOR MACHINE BERBASIS CLOUD COMPUTING

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    Rizky Maulana

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    Full Text Available Twitter merupakan jejaring sosial dengan pertumbuhan tercepat sejak tahun 2006 menurut MIT Technology Review (2013, Indonesia menempati Negara ketiga penyumbang tweet terbanyak dengan jumlah 1 milyar tweet. Fakta tersebut menjadikan Twitter menjadi salah satu sumber data text yang dapat digali dan dimanfaatkan untuk berbagai keperluan melalui metode-metode pengambilan data teks atau text mining, salah satunya adalah analisis sentimen pengguna terhadap tokoh-tokoh publik indonesia. Penelitian ini membuat sebuah sistem yang dapat melakukan analisis sentimen pengguna twitter terhadap tokoh publik secara real time dengan menggunakan Twitter Streming API dan metode Support Vectore Machine (SVM memanfaatkan pustaka libSVM sebagai salah satu machine learning untuk text classification. Algoritma Porter digunakan dalam proses stemming untuk ekstraksi fitur dan metode Term Frequency untuk pembobotan. Perangkat lunak dibangun dengan menggunakan bahasa pemrograman PHP untuk sisi server yang berjalan pada platform cloud Windows Azure dan Java untuk sisi client yang berjalan pada platform Android. Dari hasil penelitian dengan 1.400 tweet pada dataset dan 200 data uji didapatkan akurasi sebesar 79,5%.

  5. Genuine Savings Rates in Developing Countries

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    Kirk Hamilton; Michael Clemens

    1999-01-01

    .... After developing the theory of genuine savings-traditional net savings less the value of resource depletion and environmental degradation plus the value of investment in human capital-this article...

  6. Cost-benefit of energy saving in bioclimatic designs; Costo-beneficio del ahorro de energia en los disenos bioclimatios

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    Lopez P, J. Manuel A. [Doble dos soluciones de Negocios (Mexico); Morillon G, David; Rdriguez V, Luis [Universidad Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)

    2001-06-01

    Tools and criteria for Cost-Benefit Analysis (ACB) of energy saving in bioclimatic designs (DB) are presented, for which a reference project is established. Based on the traditional design of air conditioning of a building and with the support of this one, the estimation of costs and benefits of the same building is made; but with passive systems. The tools used consider related resources such as time and money. Criteria are used such as: Present value (VP), Equivalent Annual Cost (EAC) and the Cost of the conserved Energy (CEC). The costs related to the construction, maintenance and operation of the design are taken into consideration. The differences between the design of reference and the Bioclimatic Design, established from the application of these criteria, allow evaluating the economic margin as far as operation and maintenance. Finally, the cost of the conserved energy of the bioclimatic measures is evaluated as an initiative for energy saving and calculates the present value from them in all of the period of useful life of the bioclimatic design. [Spanish] Se presentan herramientas y criterios para el analisis Costo-Beneficio (ACB) del ahorro de energia en los disenos bioclimaticos (DB), para lo cual se establece un proyecto de referencia. Basado en el diseno tradicional de la climatizacion de un edificio y con apoyo en este, se realiza la estimacion de costos y beneficios del mismo edificio; pero con sistema pasivos. Las herramientas usadas consideran recursos relacionados como son tiempo y dinero. Se usan criterios tales como: Valor Presente (VP), Costo Anual Equivalente (CAE) y el Costo de la Energia conservada (CEC). Se toman en consideracion los costos relacionados con la construccion, mantenimiento y operacion del diseno. Las diferencias entre el diseno de referencia y el Diseno Bioclimatico, establecidas a partir de la aplicacion de estos criterios, permiten evaluar el margen economico en cuanto a la operacion y el mantenimiento. Finalmente, se

  7. Analisis Nilai Murni Dalam Seteguh Karang

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    Jumali Hj. Selamat

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini menganalisis nilai­nilai murni dalam kehidupan remaja berdasarkan teks Seteguh Karang karya Tuan Faridah Syed Abdullah dari perspektif pendekatan moral. Analisis ini bertujuan melihat penyemaian nilai murni dalam karya untuk membentuk akhlak dan budi pekerti remaja. Menerusi pemupukan nilai murni diharap dapat melahirkan remaja yang berilmu pengetahuan, berakhlak mulia, berjiwa murni dan berkeupayaan memberi sumbangan kepada agama, bangsa dan tanah air. Kajian ini mendapati teks ini menyentuh nilai­nilai murni, seperti nilai baik hati, kasih sayang, keberanian, kerjasama, kesyukuran dan rasional. Peristiwa yang dilalui oleh manusia menyerlahkan pelbagai ragam, perlakuan dan hubungan manusia dari aspek positif dan negatif untuk dijadikan cerminan perbandingan dan contoh teladan. Elemen ini memberi pengalaman dan pengetahuan dalam kehidupan remaja. Abstract: This article analyzes the moral values in the adolescent life based on text Seteguh Karang authored by Tuan Faridah Syed Abdullah from the moral approach perspective. This analysis intends to observe the inculcation of moral values in the text to form the adolescent morals and characters. The inculcation of moral values is expected to generate adolescents who are knowledgeable, honorable, noble­minded and able to contribute to the religion, race and country. The analysis has found that this text touches moral values such as kindness, compassion, courage, cooperation, gratitude to God and rationalness. All events traversed by humans display various treatment and human relationships from positive and negative aspects to become a reflection of comparison and role models. This element provides the experience and knowledge in the adolescent life. Key Words: novel, moral values, adolescents, moral approach, human life

  8. ANALISIS EFISIENSI TEKNIS BANK PEMBANGUNAN DAERAH

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    Himawan Arif Sutanto

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menganalisis tingkat efisiensi Bank Pembanguna Daerah (BPD di Indonesia. Data yang digunakan dalam penelitian ini berasal dari 26 BPD yang tercatat pada Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK dan Assosiasi Bank Pembangunan Daerah (ASBANDA sampai akhir tahun 2013. Teknik analisis data yang digunakan dalam penelitian ini adalah metode non parametrik dengan pendekatan Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA asumsi VRS. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa efisiensi Bank Pembangunan Daerah Seluruh Indonesia menunjukkan belum seluruhnya mencapai efisien dengan rata-rata tingkat efisiesni sebesar 93,2%. Sebanyak 12 Bank dari 26 BPD seluruh Indonesia telah mencapai efisiensi 100%. Sedangkan 14 BPD lainnya tidak efisien (< 100% dalam menjalankan operasionalnya. Bank Jateng merupakan BPD yang memiliki tingkat efisiensi terendah yaitu 78,6%. Beban suku bunga merupakan penyebab dari sebagian besar BPD tidak efisien. Oleh karena itu BPD dapat melakukan langkah perbaikan efisiensi dengan meninjau kembali kebijakan suku bunga dan meningkatkan penyaluran kredit agar input yang dikeluarkan sesuai dengan outputnya dengan mengacu pada Bank Pembangunan Daerah yang telah mencapai efisien.This reaseach aims at analizing the efficiency rate of Bank Pembangunan Daerah (BPD in Indonesia. The data are 26 BPDs listed in Financial Services Authority (OJK and the Association of Bank Pembangunan Daerah (ASBANDA. Non-paramretric approach, Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA by having VRS assumption was applied. The result shows that all BPDs in Indonesia has not been efficient yet; its average efficiency is  93,2%. There are only 12 banks that has 100% efficiency. The rest of the banks are not efficient in operating the bank. As a matter of fact, Bank Jateng is one of BPDs which has the lowest efficiency, 78%. The interest burdens becomes the main factor that cause the inefficiency of BPDs, so that, they should review the policies of interests and increase lending. The

  9. The payout behaviour of German savings banks

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    Köhler, Matthias

    2016-01-01

    Our analysis finds that despite the growing number, the majority of savings banks currently do not make any payouts. Furthermore, savings banks distribute only a small part of their net profit to the shareholders. This means that they can still build up capital even if they make payouts. Savings banks also hold significantly more capital than is called for by the regulatory framework. Finally, the regression analysis shows that savings banks that have less capital distribute profits to their ...

  10. 75 FR 9126 - Truth in Savings

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    2010-03-01

    ... CFR Part 230 Truth in Savings AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. ACTION... amending Regulation DD, which implements the Truth in Savings Act, and the official staff commentary to the..., which implements the Truth in Savings Act, and the official staff commentary to the regulation. The...

  11. 75 FR 31673 - Truth in Savings

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    ... CFR Part 230 Truth in Savings AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. ACTION: Final... implements the Truth in Savings Act, and the official staff commentary to the regulation. The final rule... adopted a final rule amending Regulation DD, which implements the Truth in Savings Act, and the official...

  12. 75 FR 47173 - Truth in Savings

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    2010-08-05

    ... ADMINISTRATION 12 CFR Part 707 RIN 3133-AD72 Truth in Savings AGENCY: National Credit Union Administration (NCUA... rule amending part 707, which implements the Truth in Savings Act, and the official staff... . Include ``[Your name] Comments on Interim Final Rule (Truth in Savings)'' in the e-mail subject line. Fax...

  13. Analisis de los factores que influyen en la explosividad del polvo de carbon en las minas subterraneas

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    Baquero, K; Blandon, A; Molina J

    2012-01-01

    .... A las muestras de polvo de carbon se les efectuaron los analisis de explosividad, y a las de los mantos, se les hicieron los analisis proximos, granulometricos, petrograficos, del punto de ignicion...

  14. 77 FR 20123 - Fee Change for Paying Agents Redeeming Definitive Savings Bonds and Savings Notes

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    ... Fiscal Service Fee Change for Paying Agents Redeeming Definitive Savings Bonds and Savings Notes AGENCY..., the Department of the Treasury will no longer pay fees to paying agents for redeeming definitive savings bonds and savings notes. The purpose of this change is to reduce Treasury's program costs. DATES...

  15. 12 CFR 562.4 - Audit of savings associations and savings association holding companies.

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    ... 12 Banks and Banking 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Audit of savings associations and savings association holding companies. 562.4 Section 562.4 Banks and Banking OFFICE OF THRIFT SUPERVISION, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY REGULATORY REPORTING STANDARDS § 562.4 Audit of savings associations and savings...

  16. 76 FR 31680 - General Reporting and Recordkeeping by Savings Associations and Savings and Loan Holding Companies

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    ... Office of Thrift Supervision General Reporting and Recordkeeping by Savings Associations and Savings and.... Title of Proposal: General Reporting and Recordkeeping by Savings Associations and Savings and Loan..., federal stock associations), 12 CFR 545.96(c) (agency business records, Federal stock associations), 12...

  17. ANALISIS DAN MODEL STRATEGI PENINGKATAN DAYA SAING PRODUK EDAMAME BEKU

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    Sandryas Alief Kurniasanti

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Jember regency is a agricultural and plantation central area. The soybean plant is principal commodity that competes fiercely with production of corn. PT Mitratani Dua Tujuh (PT MT 27 try to find new technology by processing edamame to frozen edamame that focus in the export market. The primary market of frozen edamame besides domestic market is Japan. The aim of this research is to analyze competitiveness and formulated the priority of competitiveness alternative strategy on frozen edamame product in PT MT 27. The research method used is the analysis of competitiveness by using revealed comparative advantage to know the export performance of the product on the world market then analyze a factor of competition by using Diamond Porter's Theory. Alternative strategies are resulted from the SWOT analysis and priorities are determined by using analytical hierarchy process from the expert source. The research results about alternative strategy priority to increase the competitiveness of frozen edamame products in PT MT 27 are: (1 market diversification, (2 product diversification, (3 improve cooperation overseas, (4 develop a research and development division, (5 develop corporate social responsibility, (6 proper financial management, and (7 to develop an agricultural area greenhouse-based to avoid bad weather as tropical country. Managerial implications of this research are expanding existing markets, and develop type of product produced to satisfy the export market and also savings cost production. Keywords: competitiveness, frozen edamame, Mitratani Dua Tujuh, competitiveness strategiesABSTRAKKabupaten Jember merupakan sentra  daerah pertanian dan perkebunan. Tanaman kedelai merupakan komoditas utama yang bersaing ketat dengan produksi jagung. PT Mitratani Dua Tujuh (PT MT 27 mencoba untuk mencari terobosan baru yaitu dengan mengolah edamame menjadi edamame beku siap makan. Pasar utama edamame beku ini selain pasar domestik adalah Jepang. Tujuan

  18. Connecting possibilistic prudence and optimal saving

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    Ana María Lucia Casademunt

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we study the optimal saving problem in the framework of possibility theory. The notion of possibilistic precautionary saving is introduced as a measure of the way the presence of possibilistic risk (represented by a fuzzy number influences a consumer in establishing the level of optimal saving. The notion of prudence of an agent in the face of possibilistic risk is defined and the equivalence between the prudence condition and a positive possibilistic precautionary saving is proved. Some relations between possibilistic risk aversion, prudence and possibilistic precautionary saving were established.

  19. Energy Savings Measure Packages. Existing Homes

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    Casey, Sean [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Booten, Chuck [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)

    2011-11-01

    This document presents the most cost effective Energy Savings Measure Packages (ESMP) for existing mixed-fuel and all electric homes to achieve 15% and 30% savings for each BetterBuildings grantee location across the United States. These packages are optimized for minimum cost to homeowners for source energy savings given the local climate and prevalent building characteristics (i.e. foundation types). Maximum cost savings are typically found between 30% and 50% energy savings over the reference home; this typically amounts to $300 - $700/year.

  20. Energy saving synergies in national energy systems

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    Thellufsen, Jakob Zinck; Lund, Henrik

    2015-01-01

    In the transition towards a 100% renewable energy system, energy savings are essential. The possibility of energy savings through conservation or efficiency increases can be identified in, for instance, the heating and electricity sectors, in industry, and in transport. Several studies point...... to various optimal levels of savings in the different sectors of the energy system. However, these studies do not investigate the idea of energy savings being system dependent. This paper argues that such system dependency is critical to understand, as it does not make sense to analyse an energy saving...... without taking into account the actual benefit of the saving in relation to the energy system. The study therefore identifies a need to understand how saving methods may interact with each other and the system in which they are conducted. By using energy system analysis to do hourly simulation...

  1. Federal Aviation Administration retained savings program proposal

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    Hostick, D.J.; Larson, L.L. [Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Hostick, C.J. [IBP, Inc., Pasco, WA (United States)

    1998-03-01

    Federal legislation allows federal agencies to retain up to 50% of the savings associated with implementing energy efficiency and water conservation measures and practices. Given budget pressures to reduce expenditures, the use of retained savings to fund additional projects represents a source of funds outside of the traditional budget cycle. The Southwest Region Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has tasked Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to develop a model retained savings program for Southwest Region FAA use and as a prototype for consideration by the FAA. PNNL recommends the following steps be taken in developing a Southwest Region FAA retained savings program: Establish a retained savings mechanism. Determine the level at which the retained savings should be consolidated into a fund. The preliminary recommendation is to establish a revolving efficiency loan fund at the regional level. Such a mechanism allows some consolidation of savings to fund larger projects, while maintaining a sense of facility ownership in that the funds will remain within the region.

  2. ANALISIS PEMISAHAN UAP KERING PADA SEPARATOR PEMBANGKIT UAP AP1000

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    Sukmanto Dibyo

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Pembangkit uap merupakan penukar panas, yang bagian atasnya adalah steam drum yang memuat separator uap. Separator ini memisahkan kandungan air yang terbawa oleh uap dari sisi shell. Uap kering yang dihasilkan dari separator digunakan untuk memutar turbin. Tujuan penelitian ini adalah menganalisis karakteristik pemisahan uap kering pada separator pembangkit uap AP1000, berdasarkan parameter fraksi void dalam kondisi aliran dua fasa dengan menggunakan RELAP5/SCDAP.Mod3.4. Data awal mencakup data dimensi dan parameter temperatur, tekanan, laju alir massa (943,0 kg/s, fraksi void, entalpi cair dan uap saturasi. Untuk memperoleh karakteristik separator maka analisis ini difokuskan pada sistem separator secara terpisah pada kondisi tunak. Nodalisasi untuk RELAP5/SCDAP.Mod3.4, terdiri dari model separator (default, volume, junction dan time-dependent junction dengan time-dependent volume sebagai kondisi batas. Kondisi uap kering terlihat pada parameter fraksi void yang keluar dari separator. Hasil menunjukkan bahwa semakin tinggi temperatur uap dari sisi shell pembangkit uap maka cenderung semakin tinggi uap kering yang dihasilkan. Pemisahan uap kering yang keluar dari separator ditunjukkan pada parameter fraksi void sebesar sekitar 0,99. Kata kunci: separator uap, pembangkit uap, RELAP5/SCDAP.Mod3.4, fraksi void A steam generator is heat exchanger in which the top side is steam drum containing steam separator. The separator is used to separate the water content carried by the steam come from The shell side. Dry vapor produced from the separator is used to turn turbines. this paper analyzes the dry Steam separation characteristic In The separator of AP1000 steam generator based on the parameters of void fraction in two phase flow using RELAP5/SCDAP.Mod3.4. The initial data include data dimensions and operating data (temperature, pressure, flow rate (943.0 KG/S, void fraction, enthalpy of water and saturation vapor. To obtain the characteristics of

  3. Analysis of the Precautionary Saving Motive Based on a Subjective Measure : (SAVE 2005-2007)

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    Ziegelmeyer, Michael

    2009-01-01

    The importance of the precautionary saving motive for households’ saving behaviour is unquestioned in the literature of the last two decades. However, the magnitude of precautionary savings and its influencing factors could not be satisfactorily determined. A subjective measure of the desired amount of precautionary savings in the German SAVE study 2005-2007 allows for the evaluation of these questions on a new basis without relying on a specific definition of wealth. This study supports the ...

  4. ANALISIS TRANSIEN PADA FIXED BED NUCLEAR REACTOR

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    M. Rizaal

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Desain teras Fixed Bed Nuclear Reactor (FBNR yang modular memungkinkan pengendalian daya dapat dilakukan dengan mengatur ketinggian suspended core dan laju aliran massa pendingin. Tujuan penelitian ini adalah mempelajari perubahan daya termal teras sebagai akibat perubahan laju aliran massa pendingin yang masuk ke teras reaktor dan perubahan ketinggian suspended core serta mempelajari karakteristik keselamatan melekat yang dimiliki FBNR saat terjadi kegagalan pelepasan kalor (loss of heat sink. Keadaan neutronik teras dimodelkan pada kondisi tunak dengan menggunakan paket program Standard Reactor Analysis Code (SRAC untuk memperoleh data fluks neutron, konstanta grup, fraksi neutron kasip, konstanta peluruhan prekursor neutron kasip, dan beberapa parameter teras penting lainnya. Selanjutnya data tersebut digunakan pada perhitungan transien sebagai syarat awal. Analisis transien dilakukan pada tiga kondisi, yaitu saat terjadi penurunan laju aliran massa pendingin, saat terjadi penurunan ketinggian suspended core, dan saat terjadi kegagalan sistem pelepasan kalor. Hasil yang diperoleh dari penelitian ini menunjukkan bahwa penurunan laju aliran massa pendingin sebesar 50%, dari kondisi normal, menyebabkan daya termal teras turun 28% dibanding daya sebelumnya. Penurunan ketinggian suspended core sebesar 30% dari ketinggian normal menyebabkan daya termal teras turun 17% dibanding daya sebelumnya. Sementara untuk kondisi kegagalan sistem pelepasan kalor, daya termal teras mengalami penurunan sebesar 76%. Dengan demikian, pengendalian daya pada FBNR dapat dilakukan dengan mengatur laju aliran massa pendingin dan ketinggian suspended core, serta keselamatan melekat yang handal pada kondisi kegagalan sistem pelepasan kalor. Kata kunci: FBNR, transien, daya, laju aliran massa, suspended core Modular in design enables Fixed Bed Nuclear Reactor (FBNR power controlled by the adjustment of suspended core and coolant flow rate. The main purposes of this paper

  5. Analisis Pembiayaan Kesehatan Keluarga Penderita Talasemia

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    Arif Kurniawan

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Pembiayaan kesehatan sekitar 146 (60% penderita talasemia di Banyumas, tahun 2011 ditanggung rumah tangga dalam bentuk pembayaran langsung (out of pocket payment. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menganalisis ability to pay, willingness to pay, dan need assessment pembiayaan kesehatan penderita talasemia di Kabupaten Banyumas. Jenis penelitian ini adalah observasional analitik dengan rancangan studi kasus. Penelitian ini menggunakan desain studi cross sectional dengan teknik pengambilan sampel simple random sampling. Jumlah sampel penelitian 30 responden yang mempunyai anggota keluarga penderita talasemia di Kabupaten Banyumas. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan keluarga penderita talasemia mempunyai ability to pay rata-rata adalah Rp34.448,8/bulan dan rata-rata willingness to pay pengobatan talasemia adalah Rp133.833,3/ bulan. Pola pembiayaan kesehatan talasemia di Kabupaten Banyumas menggunakan 93,3% Jaminan Kesehatan Masyarakat (Jamkesmas, 3,3% biaya sendiri, dan 3,3% asuransi kesehatan. Sebelum mendapatkan Jamkesmas, 90,0% responden membayar dengan out of pocket, berhutang, berhemat pada kebutuhan nonkesehatan, dan menjual perhiasan/sawah. Kebutuhan pelayanan kesehatan yang diharapkan keluarga penderita talasemia adalah konsultasi talasemia dan desain khusus ruang perawatan anak. Kebutuhan pembiayaan kesehatan keluarga penderita talasemia adalah uang transportasi ke rumah sakit sebagai bentuk biaya tidak langsung. Health financing of majority thalassemia patients, around 146 people (60% in Banyumas year 2011 is assured by Households in direct payments to health care providers (out-of-pocket payment. This study aimed to analyze the ability to pay, willingness to pay, and need assessment of health financing thalassemia in Banyumas. This research an analytic observation- Analisis Pembiayaan Kesehatan Keluarga Penderita Talasemia Health Financing Analysis of Thalassemia Patient Family Arif Kurniawan, Arih Diyaning Intiasari al with case study design

  6. Short-term indicators. Intensities as a proxy for savings

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    Boonekamp, P.G.M.; Gerdes, J. [ECN Policy Studies, Petten (Netherlands); Faberi, S. [Institute of Studies for the Integration of Systems ISIS, Rome (Italy)

    2013-12-15

    The ODYSSEE database on energy efficiency indicators (www.odyssee-indicators.org) has been set up to enable the monitoring and evaluation of realised energy efficiency improvements and related energy savings. The database covers the 27 EU countries as well as Norway and Croatia and data are available from 1990 on. This work contributes to the growing need for quantitative monitoring and evaluation of the impacts of energy policies and measures, both at the EU and national level, e.g. due to the Energy Services Directive and the proposed Energy Efficiency Directive. Because the underlying data become available only after some time, the savings figures are not always timely available. This is especially true for the ODEX efficiency indices per sector that rely on a number of indicators. Therefore, there is a need for so-called short-term indicators that become available shortly after the year has passed for which data are needed. The short term indicators do not replace the savings indicators but function as a proxy for the savings in the most recent year. This proxy value is faster available, but will be less accurate than the saving indicators themselves. The short term indicators have to be checked regularly with the ODEX indicators in order to see whether they can function still as a proxy.

  7. IMPLEMENTASI ALGORITMA APRIORI UNTUK ANALISIS PENJUALAN DENGAN BERBASIS WEB

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    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Transaksi penjualan merupakan suatu usaha penjualan yang dilakukan setiap menit, setiap hari, setiap minggu bahkan bertahun-tahun. Sehingga data akan semakin menumpuk bisa berasal dari proses manual maupun proses komputasi. Sehingga data yang ada belum dimanfaatkan dengan baik oleh pengambil keputusan. Tulisan ini bertujuan untuk memberikan laporan hasil penelitian mengenai implementasi algoritma apriori untuk analisis penjualan. Penelitian ini didukung dengan metodologi pengembangan perangkat lunak yang disebut linear incremental development. Pada proses yang dilakukan pada implementasi perangkat lunak ini terdapat beberapa langkah seperti penentuan masalah, identifikasi dan penyelesaian resiko, pengembangan dan test, serta perencanaan siklus berikutnya. Setiap langkah pada tahapan tersebut digunakan untuk memetakan permasalahan yang ada hingga terbentuknya suatu aplikasi sesuai kebutuhan. Sebagai hasil dari penelitian ini adalah aplikasi berdasarkan algoritma apriori yang terdiri dari pemilihan Itemset dan aturan asosiasi. Keluaran dari perangkat lunak ini digunakan untuk data acuan stok barang serta mengotomatisasi perhitungan analisis penjualan barang. Kata kunci: sequential linear incremental, algoritma apriori, penjualan, implementasi.

  8. Analisis Dinamik Sudut Defleksi pada Model Vibrasi Dawai

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    Imam Mufid

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Model McKenna menggambarkan gerak vertikal dawai dan gerak torsi pada balok yang digantungnya. Sudut defleksi merupakan sudut yang terbentuk pada gerak torsi. Dengan mengasumsikan bahwa dawai tidak pernah kehilangan ketegangan, maka diperoleh sistem tak berpasangan yang dapat dianalisis secara terpisah. Pada artikel ini ditunjukkan pengaruh faktor eksternal terhadap kestabilan dan perilaku dari model sudut defleksi. Untuk mengetahui kestabilan dan perilaku dari sudut defleksi digunakan analisis sistem dinamik. Berdasarkan hasil analisis, dengan menambahkan massa dari balok yang digantung akan diperoleh tiga solusi yang berbeda berdasarkan nilai eigennya. Faktor eksternal memiliki pengaruh terhadap kestabilan dan perubahan besarnya sudut yang terbentuk pada model sudut defleksi, hal ini disebabkan setelah ditambahkan faktor ekstern medan vektor dari model bergerak secara tidak beraturan atau bersifat chaotic

  9. Batman sebagai Pahlawan Borjuis (Analisis Semiotika pada Film Batman Returns)

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    Muthia, Shafira Indah; Nugroho, Adi; Lukmantoro, Triyono

    2013-01-01

    Nama : Shafira Indah MNIM : D2C009036Judul : Batman Sebagai Pahlawan Borjuis(Analisis Semiotika pada Film Batman Returns)ABSTRAKBatman merupakan salah satu karakter superhero (pahlawan super) yangeksistensinya dalam dunia perfilman Hollywood tidak dapat diragukan lagi. Mengawalikesuksesan melalui komik dan serial TV, Batman telah berhasil menjadi film superheroterbaik dan terlaris sepanjang masa. Namun penelitian ini akan mengkritik sosok pahlawanborjuis yang direpresentasikan dalam karakter ...

  10. ANALISIS KRIMINOLOGIS TERHADAP TINDAK KEJAHATAN PEMERKOSAAN LELAKI (MALE RAPE)

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    AKSAN, ARDHIANSYAH

    2014-01-01

    2014 ARDHIANSYAHAKSAN (B111 10105), dengan judul ???Analisis Kriminologis Terhadap Tindak Kejahatan Pemerkosaan Lelaki (Male Rape)???. Di bawah bimbingan bapak Prof. Dr. AndiSofyan, S.H., M.H., sebagai Pembimbing I dan bapak KaisaruddinKamaruddin, S.H., sebagai Pembimbing II. Tujuan dari penelitian ini adalah untuk mengetahui faktor penyebab terjadinya tindak kejahatan pemerkosaan lelaki (male rape) dan upaya yang dapat ...

  11. Analisis Semiotika Komunikasi Pada Program Acara Talkshow Sarah Sechan

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    Tondo, Hendra; Rembang, Max R; Kalangi, J. S

    2016-01-01

    Penelitian ini berjudul “Analisis Semiotika Komunikasi Pada Program Acara Talkshow Sarah Sechan di Net. Tv”. Acara talkshow Sarah Sechan merupakan salah satu program acara televisi yang unik dan menarik untuk ditonton. Setiap program acara televisi termasuk tayangan talkshow Sarah Sechan di Net.tv pasti akan berusaha menyajikan tayangan yang unik, menarik, informatif dan menghibur agar diminati oleh pemirsa/penonton. Dalam program acara Talkshow Sarah Sechan terdapat tanda atau signal dalam k...

  12. Uso de Analisis de Covarianza (ANCOVA en investigacion cientifica.

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    Badii, M.H.

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The basics of the ANalisis of COVAriance (ANCOVA are given. The objectives and the application of ANCOVA are laid out. Techniques for the estimation of contrasts and for the control and reduction of the degree of error are discussed. The application of a simple ANCOVA using real data is highlighted. The application of this technique in fixing the auxiliary variable in experimentation is emphasized.

  13. ANALISIS INSTRUMEN CYBER-TERRORISM DALAM KERANGKA SISTIM HUKUM INTERNASIONAL

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    SAMAD, ALFIRA NURLILIANI

    2015-01-01

    2015 ALFIRA NURLILIANI SAMAD (B11109468) Analisis Instrumen Cyber- terrorism Dalam Kerangka Sistim Hukum Internasional. Penulisan skripsi ini dibimbing oleh Bapak Dr. Abd. Maasbah Magasing sebagai pembimbing I dan Bapak Maskun sebagai pembimbing II. Bentuk baru dari kejahatan terorisme menjadi cyber-terrorism telah berpengaruh pada aturan-aturan hukum yang berlaku di negaranegara maupun hukum internasional, karena aturan-aturan tentang terorisme, baik aturan hukum n...

  14. Models of Energy Saving Systems

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    Nørgård, Jørgen Stig

    1999-01-01

    The paper first describes the concepts and methods around energy saving, such as energy chain, energy services, end-use technologies, secondary energy, etc. Next are discussed the problems of defining and adding energy services and hence end-use energy efficiency or intensity. A section is devoted...... to what is termed lifestyle efficiency, including the cultural values and the ability of the economy to provide the services wanted. As explained, integrated resource planning with its optimizing the whole energy chain cannot be combined with sub-optimizing part of it, for instance the supply technology...... only. The need for including also the economic policy in the energy planning is illustrated with what is termed the efficiency pittfall. This points towards difficulties in imaging an integrated resource planning combined with a liberalized market. The three variable parameters, population, energy...

  15. ANALISIS FAKTOR-FAKTOR YANG MEMPENGARUHI IMPOR KAPAS DI INDONESIA

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    Ari Budi Basuki

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menganalisis pengaruh produksi kapas domestik, konsumsi kapas, GDP riil dan kurs rupiah ke dollar AS terhadap impor kapas. Jenis penelitian ini adalah penelitian kuantitatif dengan data time series berdasarkan tahun 1980-2013. Data diperoleh dari Indexmundi, International Monetary Fund dan United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNSCAD. Hasil analisis Error Correction Model (ECM menunjukkan bahwa variabel produksi kapas domestik dalam jangka pendek dan jangka panjang tidak berpengaruh terhadap impor kapas, variabel konsumsi kapas dalam jangka pendek dan jangka panjang berpengaruh positif terhadap impor kapas, variabel GDP riil dalam jangka pendek dan jangka panjang tidak berpengaruh terhadap impor kapas, dan variabel kurs rupiah terhadap dollar dalam jangka pendek dan jangka panjang tidak berpengaruh terhadap impor kapas. Kesimpulan dari penelitian ini adalah faktor produksi kapas, GDP riil dan kurs dalam jangka pendek dan jangka panjang tidak berpengaruh terhadap impor kapas, namun dalam jangka pendek dan jangka panjang faktor konsumsi kapas mempengaruhi impor kapas. Saran yang berkaitan dengan hasil penelitian ini adalah Pemerintah perlu meningkatkan total produksi kapas dalam negeri dengan cara mengembangkan penelitian dan pembenihan kapas dalam negeri termasuk jenis transgenic. Pemerintah perlu mengurangi penggunaan kapas terutama dengan cara mensubtitusi kapas tersebut dengan kapas sintetis This study aimed to analyze the influence of domestic cotton production, cotton consumption, real GDP and the exchange rate rupiah to the US dollar against the import of cotton. This research is a quantitative study with time series data based on years of 1980-2013. Data obtained from Indexmundi, International Monetary Fund and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNSCAD. Results of analysis Error Correction Model (ECM shows that domestic cotton production variables in the short term and the

  16. European Union Energy Saving Policy

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    Nikolay Y. Kaveshnikov

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This article analyses methods of energy efficiency stimulation in the European Union. The author investigates basic areas of the EU activity; in particular, the author estimates results of implementation of the Energy Star program, new provisions of labeling of energy-using products, measures to increase energy efficiency in buildings. The paper also analyzes the provisions of the Directive 2012/27 that is the first EU document, providing for a comprehensive approach to energy saving at all stages: production, transformation and consumption. Today EU policy includes: 7 a general political and regulatory framework laid down by the European action plan on energy efficiency and Directive 2012/27; 2 national action plans on energy efficiency, which should be in line with indicative targets set at the EU level; 3 special EU documents in key areas of energy efficiency (buildings, energy-consuming equipment etc.; 4 accompanying instruments, such as target funding, information dissemination, support of specialized networks. The paper gives a comprehensive analysis of the key methods of implementation of EU policy in the area of energy saving. The author concludes that EU operates within the framework of the open method of coordination. The system of mandatory/voluntary technical standards has allowed to achieve significant success, but indicative planning and monitoring of national actions are not completely effective. In the long term EU policy in the area of energy efficiency is restrained by member states unwillingness to delegate to the European Union a more detailed powers in this field and to give the EU bodies facilities to execute more strict control. In the short term - in conditions of economic crisis, the EU countries are not ready to invest significant budget funds in projects with long payback period.

  17. Estetika Tari Minang dalam Kesenian Randai Analisis Tekstual-Kontekstual

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    Sri Rustiyanti

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT   This paper reveals textual and contextual Randai, among other things, an analysis of Gerak Ga­ lombang Randai, an analysis of the character of Anak Randai, and at the end of the study series, to reveal the values contained in Randai as a cultural reality, which in principle is an inseparable part of the existence of Minangkabau community as the cultural support. The variety of motion used in Gerak Galombang Randai is not only a decoration of the motion beauty (tangible, but it also can be translated, as well as a symbol or emblem that has educational meanings (intangible, and can be an example of the daily life of the indigenous Minangkabau society.   Keywords: Minang Dance aesthetic, Randai, textual­contextual analysis     ABSTRAK   Tulisan ini mengungkap teksual dan kontekstual Randai, di antaranya, analisis terhadap gerak galombang Randai, analisis karakter tokoh anak Randai, dan sebagai akhir dari rang- kaian penelitian ini, mengungkapkan nilai-nilai yang terdapat pada Randai sebagai realitas budaya, yang pada prinsipnya merupakan bagian yang tak dapat dipisahkan dari eksistensi masyarakat Minangkabau sebagai penyangga kebudayaan. Ragam gerak yang digunakan dalam gerak galombang Randai itu kiranya tidak hanya sekedar hiasan keindahan gerak be- laka (tangibel, namun ia dapat diterjemahkan, sekaligus merupakan simbol atau lambang yang bermakna  mendidik (intangibel, dan dapat   menjadi teladan dalam kehidupan se- hari-hari dalam masyarakat adat di Minangkabau.   Kata Kunci: estetika Tari Minang, Randai, analisis tekstual-kontekstual

  18. ANALISIS PENGARUH KINERJA LINGKUNGAN TERHADAP KINERJA INDUSTRI KECIL

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    Sukirman -

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Tujuan penelitian adalah mengidentifikasi, menganalisis praktik pengelolaan lingkungan pada sentra industri kecil dibandingkan best practices dalam upaya meningkatkan kinerja lingkungan di Kabupaten Pati. Kajian difokuskan pada pengelolaan lingkungan secara efektif dengan melibatkan variabel inisiatif lingkungan, keterlibatan karyawan, dan integrasi dengan supplier. Populasinya adalah seluruh perusahaan Industri Kecil di Kabupaten Pati. Sampel berjumlah 97 perusahaan. Teknik sampling menggunakan kluster sampling, dengan sampel pada sentra industri kecil di Kabupaten Pati.  Analisis menggunakan analisis deskriptif dan analisis komparatif. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan praktik pengelolaan lingkungan pada sentra industri kecil di Kabupaten Pati belum dilaksanakan secara optimal. Sementara itu, variabel integrasi supplier berpengaruh langsung terhadap kinerja perusahaan.The purpose of this study is to identify and to analyze an environmental management practice which is compared to the best practices in order to improve environmental performance in the industrial centers in Pati District. This study focuses on managing the environment effectively by involving environmental initiative variables, employee involvement, and integration of suppliers. Population in this study was all small industrial enterprises in Pati regency which has 97 companies as data samples. Data were collected by using cluster sampling techniques, and samples were taken from small industrial centers in the District of Pati. Data were analyzed by using descriptive and comparative methods. Results of this study showed that environmental management practices in small industrial centers had not been implemented optimally. Meanwhile, supplier integration variables influenced directly toward corporate performance.

  19. The risk of divorce and household saving behavior

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    Libertad González Luna; Berkay Özcan

    2008-01-01

    We analyze the impact of an increase in the risk of divorce on the saving behaviour of married couples. From a theoretical perspective, the expected sign of the effect is ambiguous. We take advantage of the legalization of divorce in Ireland in 1996 as an exogenous increase in the likelihood of marital dissolution. We analyze the saving behaviour over time of couples who were married before the law was passed. We propose a difference-in-differences approach where we use as comparison groups e...

  20. Exergy analysis in a space with ceiling shield; Analisis exegetico en un espacio con techo escudo

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    Laboratorio de Energia Solar, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)

    2009-07-15

    The Solar Laboratory of Energy (LES) of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) was designed to be comfortable in spite of the extreme climate where it was built. One of the novel characteristics was the shield type ceiling used in cubicles. In order to compare the effect that had had with respect to the environmental conditions, one had to resort to an exergy analysis, since exergy is a measurement of the capacity of the energy to carry out a work. As a first system the data of the national meteorological system as initial conditions were used. The comparative system used as initial conditions the temperature and relative humidity measurements obtained in 1992 in a cubicle of the LES. Both systems were taken as open. The final conditions were settled at 25 Celsius degrees and 50% of relative humidity in a first case and variables (with respect to the perimeter a comfort zone) in a second case. The saving obtained was of 69% and 33% respectively. Although it is not possible to determine what percentage corresponds to the exclusive saving of the ceiling shield, we see that the cover all altogether, presents a significant exergy saving in respect to modifying the environmental conditions directly. [Spanish] El Laboratorio de Energia Solar (LES) de la Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) fue disenado para ser confortable a pesar del clima extremoso donde fue construido. Una de las caracteristicas novedosas fue el uso de techo tipo escudo en cubiculo. Para comparar el efecto que se tuvo respecto a las condiciones ambientales, se recurrio a un analisis exergetico, ya que la exergia es una medida de la capacidad de la energia para realizar un trabajo. Como un primer sistema se utilizaron los datos del sistema meteorologico nacional como condiciones iniciales. El sistema comparativo utilizo como condiciones iniciales las mediciones de temperatura y humedad relativas obtenidas en 1992 en un cubiculo del LES. Ambos sistemas fueron tomados como abiertos

  1. Saving orphan drug legislations: misconceptions and clarifications.

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    Hyry, Hanna I; Cox, Timothy M; Roos, Jonathan C P

    2016-01-01

    Orphan-drug sales are rocketing, with revenue expected to total $176 billion annually by 2020. As a share of the industry, orphan drugs now account for close to 15% of all prescription revenue globally (excluding generics) and the sector is set to grow at more than twice the rate (10.5%) of the overall prescription market (4.3%). But this success also equates to costs--borne by individual patients and cash-strapped health systems. Prices for orphan drugs can be 19 times higher than for other medications, hampering access for patients, many of whom are children. With ever more such expensive drugs reaching the market, the situation is becoming unsustainable and putting the survival of the orphan drug legislation itself at risk. Here the authors consider why there has been an increase in orphan drug designations, how orphan drug prices are set and regulated, before discussing proposals for how changes which could save the legislation.

  2. Save lives, make hospital safe in emergencies: framework for ...

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    Save lives, make hospital safe in emergencies: framework for disaster preparedness in hospitals in Nigeria. ... Nigerian Journal of Postgraduate Medicine ... All over the world, it is becoming obvious that there is a need to make hospitals safe at times of disasters and emergencies, when the need for their services become ...

  3. The valuation and hedging of variable rate savings accounts

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    de Jong, F.C.J.M.; Wielhouwer, J.

    2001-01-01

    Variable rate savings accounts have two main features. The client rate is variable and deposits can be invested and withdrawn at any time. However, customer behaviour is not fully rational and actions are often performed with a delay. This paper focusses on measuring the interest rate risk of

  4. Determinants of National Savings: A Short and Long Run ...

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    The study investigated the determinants of national savings by employing the Johansen cointegration technique and error correction model to examine the short run and long run dynamics of the system using time-series data for Ghana over the 1975-2008 period. The study found all the variables to be integrated of order ...

  5. Life-cycle asset allocation with focus on retirement savings

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    Konicz, Agnieszka Karolina

    for the long period are based on a classical continuous-time optimization based on the closed-form solution obtained by Richard (1975). This model is first simplified by removing the insurance policy, such that the focus is on the pension savings. In particular, fully funded contribution-defined pension......We consider optimal asset allocation of a pension saver with uncertain lifetime. The objective is to maximize the expected utility of the retirement savings. The model accounts for characteristics of a pension saver given by her mortality risk, risk attitude, type of retirement contract, trading...... schemes are considered with different payout possibilities: lump sum payment at retirement and payment in installments. Richard’s model is extended by introducing deferred labor income linear taxation of contributions to the pension savings. The first year decisions account moreover for aspects...

  6. VO₂ thermochromic smart window for energy savings and generation.

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    Zhou, Jiadong; Gao, Yanfeng; Zhang, Zongtao; Luo, Hongjie; Cao, Chuanxiang; Chen, Zhang; Dai, Lei; Liu, Xinling

    2013-10-24

    The ability to achieve energy saving in architectures and optimal solar energy utilisation affects the sustainable development of the human race. Traditional smart windows and solar cells cannot be combined into one device for energy saving and electricity generation. A VO2 film can respond to the environmental temperature to intelligently regulate infrared transmittance while maintaining visible transparency, and can be applied as a thermochromic smart window. Herein, we report for the first time a novel VO2-based smart window that partially utilises light scattering to solar cells around the glass panel for electricity generation. This smart window combines energy-saving and generation in one device, and offers potential to intelligently regulate and utilise solar radiation in an efficient manner.

  7. Psychological determinants of household saving behaviour

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    Nyhus, Ellen Katrine

    2002-01-01

    This dissertation reports the results of a study that examined the impact of psychological variables on household saving and borrowing behaviour. Understanding saving behaviour is important for policy makers and financial institutions, but a comprehensive explanatory model that can explain individual differences in saving does not yet exist. The aim of this research has been to contribute towards the construction of such a model. The study was designed to answer four research q...

  8. Aging, Saving, and Public Pensions in Japan

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    Horioka, Charles Yuji; Suzuki, Wataru; Hatta, Tatsuo

    2007-01-01

    We analyze the impact of population aging on Japan's household saving rate and on its public pension system and the impact of that system on Japan's household saving rate and obtain the following results: first, the age structure of Japan's population can explain the level of, and past and future trends in, its household saving rate; second, the rapid aging of Japan's population is causing Japan's household saving rate to decline and this decline can be expected to continue; third, the pay-as...

  9. Raising household saving: does financial education work?

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    Gale, William G; Harris, Benjamin H; Levine, Ruth

    2012-01-01

    This article highlights the prevalence and economic outcomes of financial illiteracy among American households, and reviews previous research that examines how improving financial literacy affects household saving...

  10. An integrated tiered service delivery model (ITSDM based on local CD4 testing demands can improve turn-around times and save costs whilst ensuring accessible and scalable CD4 services across a national programme.

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    Deborah K Glencross

    Full Text Available The South African National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS responded to HIV treatment initiatives with two-tiered CD4 laboratory services in 2004. Increasing programmatic burden, as more patients access anti-retroviral therapy (ART, has demanded extending CD4 services to meet increasing clinical needs. The aim of this study was to review existing services and develop a service-model that integrated laboratory-based and point-of-care testing (POCT, to extend national coverage, improve local turn-around/(TAT and contain programmatic costs.NHLS Corporate Data Warehouse CD4 data, from 60-70 laboratories and 4756 referring health facilities was reviewed for referral laboratory workload, respective referring facility volumes and related TAT, from 2009-2012.An integrated tiered service delivery model (ITSDM is proposed. Tier-1/POCT delivers CD4 testing at single health-clinics providing ART in hard-to-reach areas (350-1500 tests/day, serving ≥ 200 health-clinics. Tier-6 provides national support for standardisation, harmonization and quality across the organization.The ITSDM offers improved local TAT by extending CD4 services into rural/remote areas with new Tier-3 or Tier-2/POC-Hub services installed in existing community laboratories, most with developed infrastructure. The advantage of lower laboratory CD4 costs and use of existing infrastructure enables subsidization of delivery of more expensive POC services, into hard-to-reach districts without reasonable access to a local CD4 laboratory. Full ITSDM implementation across 5 service tiers (as opposed to widespread implementation of POC testing to extend service can facilitate sustainable 'full service coverage' across South Africa, and save>than R125 million in HIV/AIDS programmatic costs. ITSDM hierarchical parental-support also assures laboratory/POC management, equipment maintenance, quality control and on-going training between tiers.

  11. Penentuan Karakteristik Tremor Gunungapi Semeru Jawa Timur Berdasarkan Analisis Spektral (Studi Kasus: Oktober 2015-Desember 2015

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    Dea Hertiara Municha

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    Full Text Available Gunungapi Semeru merupakan salah satu gunung aktif di Indonesia dengan tipe erupsi vulkanian dan strombolian. Penelitian ini menggunakan data seismik digital G. Semeru yang terekam pada bulan Oktober 2015- Desember 2015. Data yang akan digunakan dalam penelitian ini yaitu data tremor vulkanik gunungapi Semeru. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui perubahan aktivitas vulkanik yang berdasarkan pada perubahan kegiatan tremor vulkanik. Tremor vulkanik merupakan gempa yang sering terjadi di sekitar gunungapi, gempa ini terjadi akibat aktivitas pergerakan magma ke atas di dalam gunungapi. Salah satu cara untuk mengetahui karakteristik aktivitas Gunung Semeru yaitu dengan analisis spektral. Analisis spektral ini dilakukan dengan menerapkan Fast Fourier Transform. Tujuan dari transformasi ini adalah untuk merubah sinyal dari domain waktu ke domain frekuensi sehinggal diperoleh spektrum frekuensi dari sinyal-sinyal vulkanik. Berdasarkan analisis spektral pada gunung Semeru ini didominasi tremor harmonik yang memiliki ciri-ciri bentuk sinyal puncak spektral yang teratur serta memiliki frekuensi dasar tremor harmonik berkisar 0.1 Hz-2 Hz, sedangkan frekuensi dominan tremor harmonik berkisar 0.2 Hz-3.5 Hz, serta kandungan frekuensi tremor G. Semeru tergolong rendah. Serta terjadi perubahan tertinggi frekuensi dasar dan frekuensi dominan pada stasiun Puncak. Semeru Volcano is one of the active volcanoes in Indonesia with the types of volcanian and strombolian eruptions. This research used digital seismic data of Semeru Volcano that had been recorded on October 2015 to December 2015. The data used in this research was data volcanic tremor of Semeru volcano. This study aimed to determine the changes in volcanic activities based on changes in volcanic tremor activities. Volcanic tremors are frequent earthquakes that are occurred around volcanoes, these earthquakes occurred due to magma movements upward in the volcano. One way to characterize the activity

  12. ANALISIS KERUSAKAN DINDING SIMPAI BERDASARKAN TINJAUAN STRUKTURAL Kasus: Rumah –Rumah di Pontianak, Kalimantan Barat

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    Lestari Lestari

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRAK . Analisis Kerusakan Dinding Simpai Berdasarkan Tinjauan Struktural (Lestari ANALISIS KERUSAKAN DINDING SIMPAI BERDASARKAN TINJAUAN STRUKTURAL Kasus: Rumah –Rumah di Pontianak, Kalimantan Barat Lestari Program Studi Arsitektur Fakultas Teknik Universitas Tanjungpura Jalan Ahmad Yani Pontianak 78124 Kalimantan Barat email: lest_tazkiya@yahoo.com Dinding simpai merupakan istilah yang dikenal oleh masyarakat khususnya di Kalimantan Barat untuk dinding plesteran semen dengan perkuatan kawat/ plat baja. Metode membangun dinding ini banyak digunakan pada rumah tinggal dan khusus digunakan pada struktur rangka kayu. Rangka kayu sekaligus sebagai rangka dinding, sehingga dinding sangat erat kaitannya dengan struktur yang digunakan. Dinding simpai ada yang kuat dan bertahan lama namun ada pula yang mengalami kerusakan hanya beberapa tahun setelah pembangunan. Kerusakan umumnya muncul seiring dengan kerusakan struktural. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menganalisis kerusakan pada dinding simpai khususnya akibat pengaruh struktural dengan mengidentifikasi karakteristik kerusakan. Dinding yang diteliti adalah dinding simpai yang digunakan sebagai selubung bangunan atau dinding luar. Metode observasi digunakan dalam pengumpulan data penelitian. Hasil analisis dapat diketahui bahwa kerusakan dinding simpai sangat erat kaitannya dengan kerusakan pada struktur yang digunakan. Kata kunci: kerusakan, dinding simpai, struktur ABSTRACT. Plester wall with reinforcement or as well known as simpai has long been known to build the wall of houses in West Kalimantan. This method is used particularly to build a wall on a wood frame structure. Wooden frame used as a framework of the wall. This cause the walls are related to the structure used. There are simpai walls durable for a long time but there are also have significant damage just a few years after construction. The damages generally occur as well as the structural damages. This study is aimed to analyze the

  13. Analisis Profil Daerah Kabupaten Klaten Tahun 2002-2005

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    Priyono Priyono

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    Full Text Available Klaten Regency is a regency that owning very strategic situation, that is lay between 3 (three metropolis (Jogjakarta, Surakarta, and Semarang. This Regency is having immeasurable properties, there are agriculture area, tourism, mining, and so on. This condition is obliging that this regency have to make an inventarisation of their properties to make a profile so thisregency can make a good decision to their region especially to their peoples. This research use secondary data analisys that collected from region statistics and by collecting data from many related institution and than it can gives some resource balance of this sub-province. Topographic condition of Klaten Regency predominated with flat and landuse which is rice field areal still majority, designate that this area is compatible used for agriculture. This condition is proved with big paddy supply which reach 300 ton per year while other agriculture product just only about tens of thousand ton. Agriculture sector is a potential sector to buils but the condition is worsed by the degradation of rice field areal with 26 hectare per year and also the increasing of the amount of resident every year that is proving the high requirement of land. Besides agriculture, this sub-province is also supported with mine and tourism sector. Mining sector are stone, clay, and sand are caused by the location of this area is in volcanic hill side. Tourism sector also contribute big Region Original Income to this Regency which progressively mount every year. By 3 (three tourism object type, this sector can contribute Region Original Income equal to 773.674.000 rupiahs and supported with hotel facility, restaurant, and accessibility which mounting every year. However, amount of terminal which in this time there is not yet supported the demand.This Regency also experience of the increasing of economic sector, that is the financial that is the amount of Foreign Capital Proyect and Nation Capital Proyect

  14. Energy Saving by Chopping off Peak Demand Using Day Light

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    Ashok Kumar Maitra

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available An artificial intelligent technique has been implemented in this research using real time datas to calculate how much energy can be chopped from peak load demand. The results are based on real time data that are taken from power delivering centers. These datas do reflect the present condition of power and a solution to those critical conditions during the peak period. These are done in such a way such that helps in judicious scheduling of load. The time based load scheduling has been done so as to understand the basic criteria for solving power crisis during morning peak and early evening peak. The sunray availability and percentage of load that will use day light saving (DLS technique has been taken into account in this work. The results shows that about 0.5% to 1% of load can be shedded off from the peak load period which otherwise is reduction of power. Thus it otherwise also means that an equivalent amount of energy is saved which amounts to a large saving of national money. This result is obtained on monthly and even daily basis. Thus this paper justifies DLS gives a new renewable technique to save energy.

  15. Saving environment for human survival.

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    Joshi, N C

    The environmental crisis is complex, requiring many solutions. However, it is the responsibility of the State Government to protect and improve the environment. This can not be accomplished by merely writing legislation but by enforcing measures to save the natural world. The world environmental crisis has resulted in the ubiquitous poverty of developing nations (called the "pollution of poverty"). The growing control of resources has allowed a small consortium of powerful countries the ability to enjoy Earth's resources while other developing countries suffer in the abyss of the crisis. A redistribution of power and resources shared by the entire global community is needed. Although measures such as the Environmental Protection Act of 1986 have begun to set standards for a higher quality of living, not all industries have been regulated by the act, and no effective method of monitoring industrial pollution has been established in India. Factors such as depleting jungles, the squandering of natural resources such as soil, water and air and rapid urbanization have accelerated the need for stronger environmental laws and greater awareness and actions. A philosophy that emphasizes the inter-dependence of man and nature most be adopted globally if the augmenting crisis is to be abated.

  16. Saving oil in a hurry

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    2005-07-01

    During 2004, oil prices reached levels unprecedented in recent years. Though world oil markets remain adequately supplied, high oil prices do reflect increasingly uncertain conditions. Many IEA member countries and non-member countries alike are looking for ways to improve their capability to handle market volatility and possible supply disruptions in the future. This book aims to provide assistance. It provides a new, quantitative assessment of the potential oil savings and costs of rapid oil demand restraint measures for transport. Some measures may make sense under any circumstances; others are primarily useful in emergency situations. All can be implemented on short notice ? if governments are prepared. The book examines potential approaches for rapid uptake of telecommuting, ?ecodriving?, and car-pooling, among other measures. It also provides methodologies and data that policymakers can use to decide which measures would be best adapted to their national circumstances. This ?tool box? may help countries to complement other measures for coping with supply disruptions, such as use of strategic oil stocks.

  17. Energy-saving motor; Energiesparmotor

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    Lindegger, M.

    2002-07-01

    This report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) describes the development and testing of an advanced electrical motor using a permanent-magnet rotor. The aims of the project - to study the technical feasibility and market potential of the Eco-Motor - are discussed and the three phases of the project described. These include the calculation and realisation of a 250-watt prototype operating at 230 V, the measurement of the motor's characteristics as well as those of a comparable asynchronous motor on the test bed at the University of Applied Science in Lucerne, Switzerland, and a market study to establish if the Eco-Motor and its controller can compete against normal asynchronous motors. Also, the results of an analysis of the energy-savings potential is made, should such Eco-Motors be used. Detailed results of the three phases of the project are presented and the prospects of producing such motors in Switzerland for home use as well as for export are examined.

  18. Savings Behavior and Satisfaction with Savings: A Comparison of Low- and High-Income Groups.

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    Davis, Elizabeth P.; Schumm, Walter R.

    1987-01-01

    Data on 1,739 married couples from 13 states were analyzed. Associations between satisfaction with savings and level of savings with measures of motivation to save, motivations to spend, and family resources were found to differ substantially between low- and high-income couples. (Author/CH)

  19. Genuine Saving as a Sustainability Indicator

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    Hamilton, Kirk

    2000-01-01

    Growth theory provides the intellectual underpinning for expanded national accounting and, through the measure of genuine saving, an indicator of when economies are on an unsustainable development path. This theory points in useful directions for countries concerned with sustainable development. The genuine savings analysis raises an important set of policy questions that goes beyond the t...

  20. Analysis of savings mobilization determinants among rural ...

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    Successive governments and development partners in the country have always initiated programmes that stress availability of credit to rural farmers for agricultural development, while neglecting savings mobilization. Therefore, this study examined some important determinants of savings mobilization in Ijumu Local ...

  1. Can survey participation alter household saving behaviour?

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    Crossley, Thomas; de Bresser, Jochem; Delaney, L.; Winter, Joachim

    2017-01-01

    We document an effect of survey participation on household saving. Indentification comes from random assignment to modules within a population-representative internet panel. The saving measure is based on linked administrative wealth data. Households that responded to a detailed questionnaire on

  2. Saving Behavior and Portfolio Choice After Retirement

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    van Ooijen, Raun; Alessie, Rob; Kalwij, Adriaan

    2015-01-01

    This paper reviews the literature on saving behavior and portfolio choice after retirement and provides a descriptive analysis of this behavior by Dutch elderly households. Studying saving behavior in the Netherlands is informative because of the very different institutional background compared to

  3. Building Savings and Investments Culture among Nigerians

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    food, the more developed the society becomes because the money not spent on consumption is saved to provide the resources that are needed to fund investment. (Olusoji, 2003). Smiths (1776) recognized the importance of savings when he observed that capital is increased by parismony and diminished by prodigality ...

  4. 76 FR 3487 - Truth in Savings

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    2011-01-20

    ... ADMINISTRATION 12 CFR Part 707 RIN 3133-AD72 Truth in Savings AGENCY: National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: On July 22, 2009, NCUA published a final rule amending NCUA's Truth in... through automated systems. This final rule amends NCUA's Truth in Savings rule and official staff...

  5. [A delicate and life saving appendectomy].

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    Gaudiot, Claude

    2014-01-01

    An appendectomy which was practiced in the camp of Dachau to save the life of one of the torturers looks like a dangerous wager and the writer shows how a good surgeon could win the bet through his skillfulness and save life of his comrades and his own.

  6. Must losing taxes on saving be harmful?

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    Huizinga, Harry; Nielsen, Søren Bo

    2004-01-01

    Internationalization offers enhanced opportunities for individuals to place savingsabroad and evade domestic saving taxation. This paper asks whether the concomi-tant loss of saving taxation necessarily is harmful. To this end we construct a modelof many symmetric countries in which public goods ...

  7. Values and Technologies in Energy Savings

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    Nørgård, Jørgen Stig

    2000-01-01

    The chapter is based on the assumption, that technology improvement is not sufficient to achieve a sustainable world community. Changes in people´s values are necessary. A simple model suggest how values, together with basic needs and with the environmental and societal frames, determine people......´s behavioural pattern and lifestyles. Deliberate changes in social values are illustrated by a historical example. From the side of technology the basic principles in the economy of energy savings are briefly described. The marginally profitable energy savings provides an economic saving. The application...... of this saving can cause what is called the rebound effect, which reduces the savings obtained from the technology. Ways to avoid this effect are suggested, and they require value changes, primarly around frugality, consumption, and hard-working. There are indications that some of the necessary changes are well...

  8. Saving electricity in a hurry - update 2011

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    Pasquier, Sara Bryan

    2011-06-15

    As demonstrated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami-triggered blackouts in Japan, electricity shortfalls can happen anytime and anywhere. Countries can minimise the negative economic, social and environmental impacts of such electricity shortfalls by developing emergency energy-saving strategies before a crisis occurs. This new IEA report highlights preliminary findings and conclusions from electricity shortfalls in Japan, the United States, New Zealand, South Africa and Chile. It draws on recent analysis to: reinforce well-established guidelines on diagnosing electricity shortfalls, identifying energy-saving opportunities and selecting a package of energy-saving measures; and highlight proven practice for implementing emergency energy-saving programmes. This paper will be valuable to government, academic, private-sector and civil-society stakeholders who inform, develop and implement electricity policy in general, and emergency energy-saving programmes in particular.

  9. Housing-related lifestyle and energy saving

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    Thøgersen, John

    2017-01-01

    A new instrument for measuring housing-related lifestyle (HRL) is introduced and employed for identifying national and cross-national HRL segments in 10 European countries (N = 3190). The identified HRL segments are profiled and the practical importance of HRL for everyday energy-saving efforts...... in the home and for the energy-consumer’s openness to new energy saving opportunities (i.e., energy saving innovativeness) is investigated. The HRL instrument’s 71 items load on 16 dimensions within five lifestyle elements. Multi-group confirmatory factor analysis reveals that the instrument possesses metric...... of relevant background characteristics. A multivariate GLM analysis reveals that when differences in housing-related lifestyles are controlled, neither country of residence nor the interaction between lifestyle and country of residence influence energy saving innovativeness or everyday energy-saving efforts...

  10. Risk transfer via energy savings insurance

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    Mills, Evan

    2001-10-01

    Among the key barriers to investment in energy efficiency improvements are uncertainties about attaining projected energy savings and apprehension about potential disputes over these savings. The fields of energy management and risk management are thus intertwined. While many technical methods have emerged to manage performance risks (e.g. building commissioning), financial risk transfer techniques are less developed in the energy management arena than in other more mature segments of the economy. Energy Savings Insurance (ESI) - formal insurance of predicted energy savings - is one method of transferring financial risks away from the facility owner or energy services contractor. ESI offers a number of significant advantages over other forms of financial risk transfer, e.g. savings guarantees or performance bonds. ESI providers manage risk via pre-construction design review as well as post-construction commissioning and measurement and verification of savings. We found that the two mos t common criticisms of ESI - excessive pricing and onerous exclusions - are not born out in practice. In fact, if properly applied, ESI can potentially reduce the net cost of energy savings projects by reducing the interest rates charged by lenders, and by increasing the level of savings through quality control. Debt service can also be ensured by matching loan payments to projected energy savings while designing the insurance mechanism so that payments are made by the insurer in the event of a savings shortfall. We estimate the U.S. ESI market potential of $875 million/year in premium income. From an energy-policy perspective, ESI offers a number of potential benefits: ESI transfers performance risk from the balance sheet of the entity implementing the energy savings project, thereby freeing up capital otherwise needed to ''self-insure'' the savings. ESI reduces barriers to market entry of smaller energy services firms who do not have sufficiently strong balance

  11. Chapter 17: Estimating Net Savings: Common Practices

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    Violette, D. M.; Rathbun, P.

    2014-09-01

    This chapter focuses on the methods used to estimate net energy savings in evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) studies for energy efficiency (EE) programs. The chapter provides a definition of net savings, which remains an unsettled topic both within the EE evaluation community and across the broader public policy evaluation community, particularly in the context of attribution of savings to particular program. The chapter differs from the measure-specific Uniform Methods Project (UMP) chapters in both its approach and work product. Unlike other UMP resources that provide recommended protocols for determining gross energy savings, this chapter describes and compares the current industry practices for determining net energy savings, but does not prescribe particular methods.

  12. High Order Thinking Skills: Analisis Soal dan Implementasinya dalam Pembelajaran Fisika di Sekolah Menengah Atas

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    Siswoyo Siswoyo

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract This study investigated the implementation of High Order Thinking Skills in high school physics teaching focused on the analysis of the questions that were developed by teachers in Jakarta. Data obtained in training physics teachers in Jakarta. Teachers followed training on how to develop the learning of physics to develop higher order thinking skills. Then the teachers were asked to develop physics problems test as an instrument measuring tool of learning physics at school. Problems that have been made and then analyzed based on the general criteria and the criteria of making about a matter that meets the requirements of high-order thinking skills. Based on the analysis it can be concluded that to devise a matter of meeting the requirements of high order thinking skills required considerable time and good skills especially can apply Bloom's taxonomy in merumsukan indicators of competence to be measured. Keywords: High order thingking skills, physics, Bloom Taxonomy. Abstrak Penelitian ini mengkaji penerapan High Order Thinking Skills dalam pembelajaran fisika di SMA yang difokuskan pada analisis soal-soal yang dikembangkan oleh guru-guru DKI Jakarta. Data diperoleh dalam pelatihan guru fisika di DKI Jakarta. Sebelum membuat soal guru-guru mendapatkan pelatihan bagaimana mengembangkan pembelajaran fisika yang dapat mengembangkan keterampilan berpikir tingkat tinggi (high order thinking skills. Kemudian guru-guru diminta untuk mengembangkan soal-soal fisika sebagai instrumen alat ukur pembelajaran fisika di sekolahnya. Soal-soal yang telah dibuat kemudian dianalisis berdasarkan kriteria umum pembuatan soal dan kriteria soal yang memenuhi persyaratan high order thinking skills. Berdasarkan hasil analisis dapat disimpulkan bahwa untuk dapat menyusun soal yang memenuhi persyaratan high order thinking skills dibutuhkan waktu yang cukup lama dan keterampilan yang baik terutama dapat menerapkan taksonomi Bloom dalam merumsukan indikator

  13. Will Renewable Energy Save Our Planet?

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    Bojić, Milorad

    2010-06-01

    This paper discusses some important fundamental issues behind application of renewable energy (RE) to evaluate its impact as a climate change mitigation technology. The discussed issues are the following: definition of renewable energy, concentration of RE by weight and volume, generation of electrical energy and its power at unit area, electrical energy demand per unit area, life time approach vs. layman approach, energy return time, energy return ratio, CO2 return time, energy mix for RES production and use, geographical distribution of RES use, huge scale of energy shift from RES to non-RES, increase in energy consumption, Thermodynamic equilibrium of earth, and probable solutions for energy future of our energy and environmental crisis of today. The future solution (that would enable to human civilization further welfare, and good living, but with lower release of CO2 in atmosphere) may not be only RES. This will rather be an energy mix that may contain nuclear energy, non-nuclear renewable energy, or fossil energy with CO2 sequestration, efficient energy technologies, energy saving, and energy consumption decrease.

  14. ANALISIS PENERAPAN 8 STANDAR NASIONAL PENDIDIKAN PADA SMP NEGERI 2 DOLOPO KABUPATEN MADIUN

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    Luki Eko Cahyono

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    Penelitian ini menggunakan desain penelitian Deskriptif Kualitatif. Jenis penelitian adalah studi kasus. Data yang digunakan adalah data Primer. Teknik pengumpulan data yang digunakan adalah wawancara dan dokumentasi. Teknik keabsahan data adalah Triangulasi Sumber dan teknik analisis data yang digunakan adalah pendekatan Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities, dan Threats (Analisis SWOT. Kesimpulan penelitian ini adalah (1 Hasil analisis Strenght (Kekuatan adalah sekolah sudah merencanakan, melaksanakan dan mengevaluasi sebagian besar indikator dalam pemenuhan Standar Nasional Pendidikan sehingga meningkatkan mutu pendidikan sekolah. (2 Hasil analisis Weakness (kelemahan adalah keterbatasan anggaran dana dan sumber daya manusia baik peserta didik, pendidik, maupun tenaga kependidikan dalam pemenuhan seluruh unsur Standar Nasional Pendidikan. (3 Hasil analisis Opportunities (peluang adalah Pemberian workshop dan pelatihan kepada pendidik dan tenaga kependidikan meningkatkan kualitas pendidikan sekolah, dan perencanaan, pelaksanaan pembiayaan serta evaluasi penganggaran yang baik memberikan dampak positif terhadap semua unsur operasional sekolah maupun sarana prasarana sekolah. (4 Hasil analisis Threats (Tantangan adalah perencanaan, sosialisasi, pelaksanaan dan evaluasi serta tindak lanjut yang tidak dijalankan dengan manajemen yang baik dalam upaya pemenuhan Standar Nasional Pendidikan akan menghambat peningkatan kualitas pendidikan sekolah. (5 Hasil penerapan Standar Nasional Pendidikan pada SMP Negeri 2 Dolopo menggunakan analisis SWOT menunjukkan bahwa Kekuatan lebih besar daripada Kelemahan dan Peluang lebih besar dari Ancaman, yang berarti Standar Nasional Pendidikan telah terpenuhi dan menghasilkan Akreditasi Sekolah nilai A.

  15. Saving Can Save from Death Anxiety: Mortality Salience and Financial Decision-Making

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    Zaleskiewicz, Tomasz; Gasiorowska, Agata; Kesebir, Pelin

    2013-01-01

    Four studies tested the idea that saving money can buffer death anxiety and constitute a more effective buffer than spending money. Saving can relieve future-related anxiety and provide people with a sense of control over their fate, thereby rendering death thoughts less threatening. Study 1 found that participants primed with both saving and spending reported lower death fear than controls. Saving primes, however, were associated with significantly lower death fear than spending primes. Study 2 demonstrated that mortality primes increase the attractiveness of more frugal behaviors in save-or-spend dilemmas. Studies 3 and 4 found, in two different cultures (Polish and American), that the activation of death thoughts prompts people to allocate money to saving as opposed to spending. Overall, these studies provided evidence that saving protects from existential anxiety, and probably more so than spending. PMID:24244497

  16. Saving can save from death anxiety: mortality salience and financial decision-making.

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    Tomasz Zaleskiewicz

    Full Text Available Four studies tested the idea that saving money can buffer death anxiety and constitute a more effective buffer than spending money. Saving can relieve future-related anxiety and provide people with a sense of control over their fate, thereby rendering death thoughts less threatening. Study 1 found that participants primed with both saving and spending reported lower death fear than controls. Saving primes, however, were associated with significantly lower death fear than spending primes. Study 2 demonstrated that mortality primes increase the attractiveness of more frugal behaviors in save-or-spend dilemmas. Studies 3 and 4 found, in two different cultures (Polish and American, that the activation of death thoughts prompts people to allocate money to saving as opposed to spending. Overall, these studies provided evidence that saving protects from existential anxiety, and probably more so than spending.

  17. Saving can save from death anxiety: mortality salience and financial decision-making.

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    Zaleskiewicz, Tomasz; Gasiorowska, Agata; Kesebir, Pelin

    2013-01-01

    Four studies tested the idea that saving money can buffer death anxiety and constitute a more effective buffer than spending money. Saving can relieve future-related anxiety and provide people with a sense of control over their fate, thereby rendering death thoughts less threatening. Study 1 found that participants primed with both saving and spending reported lower death fear than controls. Saving primes, however, were associated with significantly lower death fear than spending primes. Study 2 demonstrated that mortality primes increase the attractiveness of more frugal behaviors in save-or-spend dilemmas. Studies 3 and 4 found, in two different cultures (Polish and American), that the activation of death thoughts prompts people to allocate money to saving as opposed to spending. Overall, these studies provided evidence that saving protects from existential anxiety, and probably more so than spending.

  18. Electric energy savings from new technologies

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    Moe, R.J.; Harrer, B.J.; Kellogg, M.A.; Lyke, A.J.; Imhoff, K.L.; Fisher, Z.J.

    1986-01-01

    Purpose of the report is to provide information about the electricity-saving potential of new technologies to OCEP that it can use in developing alternative long-term projections of US electricity consumption. Low-, base-, and high-case scenarios of the electricity savings for ten technologies were prepared. The total projected annual savings for the year 2000 for all ten technologies were 137 billion kilowatt hours (BkWh), 279 BkWh, and 470 BkWh, respectively, for the three cases. The magnitude of these savings projections can be gauged by comparing them to the Department's reference case projection for the 1985 National Energy Policy Plan. In the Department's reference case, total consumption in 2000 is projected to be 3319 BkWh. Thus, the savings projected here represent between 4% and 14% of total consumption projected for 2000. Because approximately 75% of the base-case estimate of savings are already incorporated into the reference forecast, reducing projected electricity consumption from what it otherwise would have been, the savings estimated here should not be directly subtracted from the reference forecast.

  19. FAKTOR-FAKTOR ORGANISASIONAL SEBAGAI PENCETUS KECENDERUNGAN AGRESI DI TEMPAT KERJA : STUDI META-ANALISIS

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    Intaglia Harsanti

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    Full Text Available Artikel ini menyajikan studi meta-analisis dari literature eksperimen dan survey yang diujikan dengan menggunakan korelasi antara faktor-faktor organisasi dan agresi di tempat kerja. Jumlah subjek yang diteliti sebanyak 31 penelitian dari 20 artikel. Rangkuman analisis menunjang hipotesis bahwa faktor-faktor organisasi memiliki hubungan dengan agresi di tempat kerja. Analisis ini mengoreksi nilai kesalahan sampling dan pengukuran. Hasilnya menunjukkan bahwa faktor-faktor organisasi diidentifikasikan sebagai prediktor terhadap agresi di tempat kerja.

  20. STATE BENEFIT - INCENTIVE FOR SAVINGS AND INVESTMENTS

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    CLAUDIA ISAC

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The present paper aims to be an answer for many investors with financial powers, seeking financial instruments with yields above the average interest rate on the banking market. One such tool, fairly new to the Romanian banking market, has been implemented for about 14 years, and is becoming more and more an instrument for savings, investments or an aid in the purchase of a house. Regardless of the perspective presented in the table of contents, the incentive for choosing such a banking product is the state benefit, a form through which the administration creates the conditions necessary to update and develop the housing system. In the thesis I have explored aspects of legislation which, in such a short period of time have changed 3 times the amount and the method of granting the state benefit and I have also tried a quick historical and legislative evolution of the implementation of Bauspar system throughout Europe. It is pointed out that in comparison with other countries - namely Germany, England or Austria where this system is well-known and has been implemented for over 120 years - Romania is at the beginning of its journey, a fact proved especially by the number of signed contracts in relation to the number of inhabitants.

  1. Saving Resources with Plagues in Genetic Algorithms

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    de Vega, F F; Cantu-Paz, E; Lopez, J I; Manzano, T

    2004-06-15

    The population size of genetic algorithms (GAs) affects the quality of the solutions and the time required to find them. While progress has been made in estimating the population sizes required to reach a desired solution quality for certain problems, in practice the sizing of populations is still usually performed by trial and error. These trials might lead to find a population that is large enough to reach a satisfactory solution, but there may still be opportunities to optimize the computational cost by reducing the size of the population. This paper presents a technique called plague that periodically removes a number of individuals from the population as the GA executes. Recently, the usefulness of the plague has been demonstrated for genetic programming. The objective of this paper is to extend the study of plagues to genetic algorithms. We experiment with deceptive trap functions, a tunable difficult problem for GAs, and the experiments show that plagues can save computational time while maintaining solution quality and reliability.

  2. 12 CFR 583.20 - Savings and loan holding company.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Savings and loan holding company. 583.20... REGULATIONS AFFECTING SAVINGS AND LOAN HOLDING COMPANIES § 583.20 Savings and loan holding company. The term savings and loan holding company means any company that directly or indirectly controls a savings...

  3. Energy-saving methodology for material handling applications

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    Makris, P.A.; Makri, A.P.; Provatidis, C.G. [National Technical University of Athens, School of Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Design and Control Systems Division, 9 Iroon Polytechniou Street, Zografou Campus, GR-15773 Athens (Greece)

    2006-10-15

    This paper presents an energy saving approach to the problem of order picking in warehousing environment, which is directly related to the well-known Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP). While the available heuristic algorithms for the order-picking problem search for the route that minimizes the travel time, here the problem is addressed from the energy saving point of view. In a few words, the least energy-consuming route is identified in order to quantify the trade off in time and energy between the fastest route and the most energy economic one. Keeping in mind that often energy is as important as time, especially during a low-demand period, the current paper sheds some light into a two dimensional way of addressing the warehouse material handling problem, which saves time as well as energy. A very interesting finding is that a relatively small loss of service time in many cases may lead to a significant decrease of consumed energy without any additional cost. (author)

  4. Identifiksi Sebaran Litologi berdasarkan Analisis Data Resistivitas di Gunung Wungkal

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    Nurul Dzakiya

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Analisis data untuk mengidentifikasi sebaran litologi yang memiliki potensi bahan galian industri di Daerah Gunung Wungkal Yogyakarta dengan menggunakan metode resistivitas dan survei geologi permukaan telah dilakukan. Hasil korelasi kedua data tersebut menunjukkan sebaran litologi merupakan pelapukan intrusi batuan beku yang kemudian menghasilkan material lempung (6,0-10 m, lempung pasiran (11-30 m dan lapukan batuan diorit (30-55 m yang berada di kedalaman berbeda. Ketebalan batuan di permukaan sekitar 225-231 meter berdasarkan penampang peta geologi dengan arah sebaran dari Barat Laut hingga Tenggara. Proses pelapukan dan alterasi di daerah ini intensif (alterasi argilik dengan jenis morfologi perbukitan intrusi terdenudasi dan dataran Alluvial.

  5. Analisis Penerimaan PAD Pada Dinas Perikanan dan Peternakan Kabupaten Tebo

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    Eko Purnarianto

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract. This study aims to analyze potential, efficiency, effectivity and contribution of PAD admission at Department of Fishery and Animal Husbandry in Tebo Regencyincluding the strategy establishment to increase its revenue.The analysis used is a potential formula, efficiency ratio, effectivity ratio, contributions ratio and SWOT analysis.The results shows that the potential revenue of retribution slaughterhouse (RPH, the potential sales of livestock, and potential sales fishery product are beyond the current target. The efficiency level of retribution slaughterhouse (RPH and sales of fishery product is poor, but the sales of livestock is very efficient. Effectivity level of livestock and fishery product sales are low, whileretribution slaughterhouses(RPH is not effective regarded to its potential  but in the contrary for its target. Contribution of PAD admission of Fishery and Animal Husbandry Department is very low regarded Tebo Regency PAD. The result of SWOT analysis of retribution slaughter house (RPH admission using WO (Weakness-Opportunity strategy, livestock sales using SO (Strength-Oppurtunity strategy, and fishery product sales using ST (strength-threat strategy. Keywords: Retribution SlaughterHouse (RPH, Sales of Fishery, Livestock Sales, SWOT Analysis   Abstrak. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menganalisis potensi, efisiensi, efektivitas dan kontribusi penerimaan PAD pada Dinas Perikanan dan Peternakan Kabupaten Teboserta menetapkan strategi untuk peningkatan penerimaan PAD. Analisis yang digunakan adalah rumus potensi, rasio efisiensi, rasio efektivitas, rasio kontribusi dan analisis SWOT.Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa potensi penerimaan retribusi rumah potong hewan (RPH, potensi penjualan hasil peternakan, potensi  penjualan hasil perikanan lebih besar dari target yang telah ditetapkan. Tingkat efisiensi retribusi RPH dan penjualan hasil perikanan tidak efisien, penjualan hasil peternakan sangat efisien. Tingkat

  6. ANALISIS KEAMANAN DATA PADA BLOCK CIPHER ALGORITMA KRIPTOGRAFI RSA

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    Full Text Available Komunikasi adalah proses dasar dari pertukaran informasi. Efektifitas komunikasikomputer secara umum adalah melalui internet atau beberapa saluran komunikasi lainnya.Tujuan utama tulisan ini adalah berdasarkan pada analisis hasil yang diberikan Weinermengatakan bahwa jika private key d digunakan dalam algoritma kriptografi RSA kurang darin292, maka sistem tersebut kurang aman. Di sini penulis menganalisa pada hasil yang diberikanoleh Weiner dan mencoba untuk meningkatkan range dari private key d sampai n0.5. Karena nadalah perkalian p dan q, yang mana bilangan relative prima. Sehingga mempengaruhi kinerjaenkripsi algoritma yang lebih aman.

  7. BERMAIN DAN KOMPETENSI SOSIAL ANAK: STUDI META ANALISIS

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    Full Text Available Studi ini bertujuan untuk menguji hubungan antara bermain dan kompetensi sosial anak dengan menggunakan metaanalisis terhadap 20 penelitian yang berasal dari 17 artikel. Artikel terdiri dari 10 studi eksperimen dan 7 studi survei. Hipotesis yang diajukan dalam penelitian ini adalah ada hubungan positif antara bermain dan kompetensi sosial anak. Ringkasan hasil analisis tidak mendukung diterimanya hipotesis karena hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa hubungan antara bermain dan kompetensi sosial anak tidak selalu positif. Penjelasan tentang mengapa hubungan antara bermain dan kompetensi sosial anak tidak selalu positif didiskusikan dalam pembahasan.

  8. Potentials for Heat Savings in Greater Copenhagen

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    Nørgaard, Jørgen; Karlsson, Kenneth

    1998-01-01

    This report describes methodologies for analysing heat saving potentials. The background for the lack of activities in that field is suggested. Various elements of heat savings are described, including changes in daily behaviour and life styles. Definition of various levels of potentials...... are suggested. Two scenarios for future heat savings are established, deviating in the rates of renovation, demolition, and construction of buildings, as well as in the thermal insulation standards, ventilation systems ,and in the daily behaviour. The results are that compared to the base year 1995, heat...

  9. User behaviour impact on energy savings potential

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    Rose, Jørgen

    2014-01-01

    When buildings are to undergo energy upgrading in Denmark, the national compliance checker, Be10, is often used to calculate expected energy savings for different energy-saving measures. The Be10 calculation is, however, very dependent on a variety of standard assumptions concerning the building ......, 3) Domestic hot water consumption and 4) Air change rate. Based on the analysis, a methodology is established that can be used to make more realistic and accurate predictions of expected energy savings associated with energy upgrading taking into account user behaviour....

  10. User behaviour impact on energy savings potential

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    Rose, Jørgen

    2014-01-01

    and the residents' behaviour and if these defaults do not reflect actual circumstances, it can result in non-realisation of expected energy savings. Furthermore, a risk also exists that residents' behaviour change after the energy upgrading, e.g. to obtain improved comfort than what was possible before...... the upgrading and this could lead to further discrepancies between the calculated and the actual energy savings. This paper presents an analysis on how residents’ behaviour and the use of standard assumptions may influence expected energy savings. The analysis is performed on two typical singlefamily houses......, 3) Domestic hot water consumption and 4) Air change rate. Based on the analysis, a methodology is established that can be used to make more realistic and accurate predictions of expected energy savings associated with energy upgrading taking into account user behaviour....

  11. Statistical Uncertainty in the Medicare Shared Savings...

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — According to analysis reported in Statistical Uncertainty in the Medicare Shared Savings Program published in Volume 2, Issue 4 of the Medicare and Medicaid Research...

  12. USAID IT Reform Cost Savings/Avoidance

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    US Agency for International Development — The Office of the Chief Information Officer in the Management Bureau of USAID launched initiatives designed for IT cost savings and avoidance. This dataset includes...

  13. Energy savings in Danish residential building stock

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    Tommerup, Henrik M.; Svendsen, Svend

    2006-01-01

    A large potential for energy savings exists in the Danish residential building stock due to the fact that 75% of the buildings were constructed before 1979 when the first important demands for energy performance of building were introduced. It is also a fact that many buildings in Denmark face...... comprehensive renovations in the coming years and in connection with this renovation process energy saving measures can be implemented relatively inexpensive and cost effective. This opportunity should be used to insure the buildings in the future as far as energy consumption is concerned. This paper gives...... buildings representing the residential building stock and based on these calculations an assessment of the energy-saving potential is performed. A profitable savings potential of energy used for space heating of about 80% is identified over 45 years (until 2050) within the residential building stock...

  14. Energy efficiency: Building labels lead to savings

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    Walls, Margaret

    2017-03-01

    Various programmes have been introduced to increase energy efficiency in buildings. A study of commercial buildings in Los Angeles, USA, now finds that voluntary certification programmes have been effective at lowering energy use, bringing savings of up to 30%.

  15. Potential Logistics Cost Savings from Engine Commonality

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    Henderson, Robert L; Higer, Matthew W

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this MBA Project is to determine potential logistics cost savings the USAF and DoD could have realized through the life of the F-16 fighter aircraft had they required engine commonality...

  16. The School Advanced Ventilation Engineering Software (SAVES)

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    The School Advanced Ventilation Engineering Software (SAVES) package is a tool to help school designers assess the potential financial payback and indoor humidity control benefits of Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) systems for school applications.

  17. GSA IT Reform Cost Savings/Avoidance

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    General Services Administration — GSA IT provides data related to Agency IT initiatives that save or avoid expenditures. This data is provided as a requirement of OMB's Integrated Data Collection...

  18. Glaucoma: Screening Can Save Your Sight!

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    ... of this page please turn Javascript on. Feature: Glaucoma Glaucoma: Screening Can Save Your Sight! Past Issues / Fall 2009 Table of Contents People with glaucoma see the world through a tunnel. Glaucoma is ...

  19. Household Credit and Saving: Does Policy Matter?

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    Peter Lawrence

    2002-01-01

    This paper surveys the existing literature on the determinants of household savings and credit in developing countries and examines the ways in which macro-level policies might impact on household financial behaviour.

  20. Rotating Savings and Credit Associations as Insurance

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    Stefan Klonner

    2000-01-01

    Recent theoretical research on rotating savings and credit associations (Roscas) suggests that identical individuals prefer a random to a bidding Rosca when participants save for a lumpy durable or an investment good. Here,in contrast, under the assumption that participants are risk averse and that their incomes are stochastic and independent, it is shown that a random Rosca is not advantageous, while participation in a bidding Rosca improves ex ante expected utility if temporal risk aversion...

  1. Essays on rotating savings and credit associations

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    Klonner, Stefan

    2001-01-01

    Recent theoretical research on rotating savings and credit associations (Roscas) suggests that identical individuals prefer a random to a bidding Rosca when participants save for a lumpy durable or an investment good. Here, in contrast, under the assumption that Rosca funds are used for consumption, that participants are risk averse, and that their incomes are stochastic, independent and privately observed, it is shown that a random Rosca is not advantageous, while a bidding Rosca is so if te...

  2. The spirit of capitalism and savings behavior

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    Heng-fu Zou

    1995-01-01

    This paper presents a capitalist-spirit model of savings by including wealth in the intertemporal utility function. While this model includes the life-cycle model and bequest model as two special cases, it sheds light on why wealth holding has tended to increase with age, why decumulation of wealth after retirement has not happened, and why households with and without children have not shown significant differences in their savings behavior. The capitalist-spirit approach is especially useful...

  3. Potential energy savings and thermal comfort

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    Jensen, Karsten Ingerslev; Rudbeck, Claus Christian; Schultz, Jørgen Munthe

    1996-01-01

    The simulation results on the energy saving potential and influence on indoor thermal comfort by replacement of common windows with aerogel windows as well as commercial low-energy windows are described and analysed.......The simulation results on the energy saving potential and influence on indoor thermal comfort by replacement of common windows with aerogel windows as well as commercial low-energy windows are described and analysed....

  4. Individual savings accounts for social insurance

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    Bovenberg, Lans; Hansen, Martin Ino; Sørensen, Peter Birch

    2008-01-01

    Using Danish data, we find that about three-fourths of the taxes levied to finance public transfers actually finance benefits that redistribute income over the life cycle of individual taxpayers rather than redistribute resources across people. This finding and similar results for other countries...... provide a rationale for financing part of social insurance via mandatory individual savings accounts. We discuss the advantages and disadvantages of mandatory individual savings accounts for social insurance and survey some recent alternative proposals for such accounts...

  5. Analysis and application of equivalents in power systems; Analisis y aplicacion de equivalentes en sistemas de potencia

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    Salinas Barrera, Humberto

    1987-09-01

    proven exhaustively with models of the Electric Power System of the Comision Federal de Electricidad with: 405 nodes, 111 generators and 613 branches, giving precise results even in the most extreme conditions, the savings of computational time go from 30 to a 50% according to the type of study made. [Spanish] El objetivo principal de esta tesis es el de presentar un modelo de reduccion de redes que pueda ser utilizado en la simulacion de diversos fenomenos que ocurren en la operacion de los Sistemas Electricos de Potencia (SEP). El trabajo muestra el desarrollo y aplicacion del equivalente en estudios de: Flujos de potencia en estado estable, estabilidad transitoria, comportamiento dinamico generalizado y comportamiento de la frecuencia simplificado. Este modelo surge como resultado de la observacion y analisis del comportamiento del SEP, separando efectos de: cargas, generaciones, red electrica y sus elementos en derivacion. El algoritmo utiliza un enfoque alterno a la presentacion tradicional de equivalentes, donde las cargas se ponderan en el proceso de eliminacion a sus nodos vecinos, basados en una reduccion vectorial de las lineas o transformadores que se involucran al nodo eliminado. De igual forma se transfieren los efectos de los elementos en derivacion. Los resultados asi obtenidos tienen un desajuste pequeno en potencia reactiva por lo que es necesario compensar el caso base reducido. La compensacion solo es necesaria en los nodos que fueron vecinos a uno eliminado durante el proceso y esta compensacion se hace considerando las ramas que finalmente resultaron conectadas a dicho nodo. El algoritmo utiliza los voltajes obtenidos en el caso base original para calcular las potencias complejas de salida de cada una de las ramas que conectan al nodo que se compensa. Las sumatorias de potencias resultantes son los ajustes al caso base reducido. El modelo de equivalentes propuesto permite el analisis de contingencias en puntos donde los equivalentes tradicionales no

  6. Consistent cost curves for identification of optimal energy savings across industry and residential sectors

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    Klinge Jacobsen, Henrik; Baldini, Mattia

    Energy savings are a key element in reaching ambitious climate targets and may contribute to increased productivity as well. For identification of the most attractive saving options cost curves for savings are constructed illustrating potentials of savings with associated costs. In optimisation...... modelling these cost options are then compared with the cost of producing energy and all savings with negative costs and cost below the cost of producing the energy including the associated externality costs are expected to be implemented. There are however several methodological issues associated...... with constructing and applying the cost curves in modelling: • Cost curves do not have the same cost interpretation across economic subsectors and end-use technologies (investment cost for equipment varies – including/excluding installation – adaptation costs – indirect production costs) • The time issue of when...

  7. Creation of Carbon Credits by Water Saving

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    Yasutoshi Shimizu

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Until now, as a way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from Japanese homes, the emphasis has been on reduction of energy consumption for air-conditioning and lighting. In recent years, there has been progress in CO2 emission reduction through research into the water-saving performance of bathroom fixtures such as toilets and showers. Simulations have shown that CO2 emissions associated with water consumption in Japanese homes can be reduced by 25% (1% of Japan’s total CO2 emissions by 2020 through the adoption of the use of water-saving fixtures. In response to this finding, a program to promote the replacement of current fixtures with water-saving toilet bowls and thermally insulated bathtubs has been added to the Government of Japan’s energy-saving policy. Furthermore, CO2 emission reduction through widespread use of water-saving fixtures has been adopted by the domestic credit system promoted by the Government of Japan as a way of achieving CO2 emission-reduction targets; application of this credit system has also begun. As part of a bilateral offset credit mechanism promoted by the Government of Japan, research to evaluate the CO2 reduction potential of the adoption of water-saving fixtures has been done in the city of Dalian, in China.

  8. DEVELOPMENT OF KOSOVO PENSION SAVING TRUST FUND

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    Ymer Havolli

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Pension system in Kosovo has experienced various developments in the last three decades. These changes have been driven by both, political and economic developments. The political developments were most important, especially that the previous system failed due to the lack of access to the fund in the post-war Kosovo. The newly established system in post-war Kosovo continues its operations with principles of modern pension fund, savings-based. KPST was established by Law in December 2001 as a not-for-profit institution. As such, the sole objective of KPST is to serve only the best interests of its contributors. KPST is funded in a similar way as are all defined contribution pension funds i.e. by charging fees on assets under management (pension assets. KPST is funded in a similar way as are all defined contribution pension funds i.e. by charging fees on assets under management (pension assets. Throughout this discussion paper, the implications of the crisis, management, asset management issues and most importantly, investment strategy are discussed and some potential solutions to these problems are proposed in order to increase the flexibility of the fund to improve performance in times of crisis.

  9. Use a defibrillator, save a life

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    2012-01-01

    With the work for Long Shutdown 1 looming on the horizon, the CERN Fire Brigade is anticipating a heavy workload: more people working at CERN means more call-outs. So the more trained first-aiders around to help out before the paramedics arrive, the better. Would you know what to do in a medical emergency?   It could happen at any time: two colleagues are having a coffee at work, when one suddenly clutches his or her chest and falls to the floor unconscious. What would you do? Run to find a first-aider? Call the ambulance and wait, finishing your coffee? Neither response is entirely correct. On Monday 11 June in Building 40 the CMS safety group, in collaboration with the Fire Brigade and the Medical Service, demonstrated the recommended, potentially life-saving response to cardiac arrest (see the video), including the correct use of a defibrillator, ten of which were recently installed in key CERN locations (the Bulletin reported).     “In countries where...

  10. ANALISIS PENGARUH EFEKTIVITAS PERPINDAHAN PANAS DAN TAHANAN TERMAL TERHADAP RANCANGAN TERMAL ALAT PENUKAR KALOR SHELL & TUBE

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    Chandrasa Soekardi

    2015-01-01

    Kajian dalam tulisan ini berisi gambaran tentang hasil analisis pengaruh rata-rata faktor efektivitas perpindahan panas dan faktor koefisien perpindahan panas global terhadap dimensi utama hasil perancangan APK shell...

  11. El esquema cruzado como forma de analisis cualitativo en ciencias sociales

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    Corvalan, Javier

    2011-01-01

    El articulo analiza los fundamentos epistemologicos y metodologicos del esquema cruzado en el campo de las ciencias sociales y en particular del analisis cualitativo, considerando que el origen de tal...

  12. Auditorias de conocimiento. Analisis de dominio en las bases de datos Scopus y WoK

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    Gonzalez Guitian, Maria Virginia; de Zayas Perez, Maria Rosa

    2012-01-01

    A partir del analisis de la produccion cientifica de las base de datos Scopus y WoK entre los anos 1994 y hasta 2010, se hace un acercamiento a la visualizacion del dominio "Auditorias de Conocimiento...

  13. Analisis espacio-temporal de la ocurrencia de incendios forestales en Durango, Mexico

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    Perez-Verdin, Gustavo; Marquez-Linares, Marco Antonio; Cortes-Ortiz, Armando; Salmeron-Macias, Maricela

    2013-01-01

    .... Utilizando una base de datos de la Conafor, periodo 2000-2011, se realizo un analisis espacio-temporal de la ocurrencia de los incendios forestales en Durango, uno de los estados con mayor afectacion en el pais...

  14. Procedimiento para la obtencion de requerimientos funcionales a partir del analisis de procesos de negocio

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    Perez Jimenez, Surelys G; Jaime Puldon, Joan

    2009-01-01

    ...) en su primera etapa, el analisis de procesos (BPA). Mediante la utilizacion del procedimiento, se obtuvieron los requerimientos a automatizar del Sistema de Gestion de Informacion de un hotel capitalino y se comparan con los obtenidos aplicando...

  15. Como utilizar el analisis de redes sociales para temas de historia

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    Rodriguez Trevino, Julio Cesar

    2013-01-01

    El Analisis de Redes Sociales (ARS) es una aproximacion interdisciplinar que ha tenido un rapido desarrollo en los ultimos anos, tanto por el numero de publicaciones existentes, como por la variedad de campos de aplicacion...

  16. Competencias laborales del auditor de servicios de salud: un analisis funcional Venezuela, 2008

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    Chirinos-Munoz, Monica S

    2010-01-01

    .... Discusion Este mapa funcional refleja de forma detallada las funciones simples y complejas que un auditor de servicios de salud segun la metodologia del analisis funcional deberia aplicar en el campo...

  17. Meta-analisis de la definicion del uso racional de energia en varios paises

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    Nova Arevalo, Nestor

    2012-01-01

    En el presente articulo se realiza una comparacion estadistica de la defmicion emitida por varios paises sobre el concepto de Uso Racional de la Energia --URE--, usando analisis textual como metodo...

  18. ANALISIS KELEMBAGAAN PEMASARAN KENTANG VARIETAS GRANOLA TERHADAP PENDAPATAN PETANI DI KECAMATAN TOMBOLOPAO KABUPATEN GOWA

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    ANDI LELANOVITA.S

    2017-01-01

    ANALISIS KELEMBAGAAN PEMASARAN KENTANG VARIETAS GRANOLA TERHADAP PENDAPATAN PETANI DI KECAMATAN TOMBOLOPAO KABUPATEN GOWA TESIS Oleh : ANDI LELANOVITA.S Nomor Induk Mahasiswa : 201311812 PROGRAM PASCASARJANA MAGISTER MANAJEMEN UNIVERSITAS MUHAMMADIYAH MAKASSAR MAKASSAR 2015

  19. Analisis geoquimico de testigos de hielo provenientes de travesia antartica-resultados preliminares

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    Hammes, Daiane F; Simoes, Jefferson C; Ceron, Masiel S; Santos, Maria A.R; Vieira, Rosemary

    2009-01-01

    En este trabajo se presenta la metodologia empleada para muestras de hielo y nieve y su analisis de tipo quimico, con el objeto de reconstruir tanto la historia climatica como la composicion quimica...

  20. Descripcion y analisis de las criticas de arte publicadas por La Gaceta Literaria

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    Gomez Alfeo, Maria Victoria; Garcia Rodriguez, Fernando

    2009-01-01

    Documentacion y analisis de las criticas de arte publicadas por La Gaceta Literaria, revista periodica quincenal, fundada y dirigida por Ernesto Gimenez Caballero, referente obligado de la "Generacion del '27...

  1. Analisis Whiteness Kaolin Asal Mandor Pada Variasi Temperatur Pemanasan

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    Nelly Wahyuni

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Kebutuhan kaolin di dunia industri semakin meningkat. Salah satu paramater penting yang sangat menentukan nilai jual dan aplikasi kaolin adalah nilai whiteness-nya. Pada penelitian akan dilakukan analisa mengenai pengaruh temperature pemanasan terhadap nilai  whiteness kaolin yang berasal dari daerah Mandor, Kabupaten Landak, Kalimantan Barat. Nilai whiteness kaolin asal Kecamatan Mandor pada variasi temperatur pemanasan 0 ⁰C,   200 ⁰C, 400 ⁰C , 600 ⁰C , 800 ⁰C , 1000 ⁰C dan   1200 °C yaitu: 89,46; 86,91; 84,45; 87,35; 88,93; 91,04; dan 91,72. Nilai whiteness ini didukung dengan beberapa data hasil analisis yang  meliputi gravimetri, X-Ray Difraction (XRD dan Diferensial Thermal Analysis/Thermal Gravimetry Analysis (DTA/TGA. Analisis gravimetri menunjukkan adanya kenaikan rasio Si/Al pada setiap variasi temperatur pemanasan. Peningkatan rasio Si/Al diperkuat dengan data XRD bahwa  terjadi peningkatan persentase mineral kuarsa (sumber Si dan rusaknya struktur mineral kaolinit (sumber Al. Termogram DTA menunjukkan telah terjadi proses dehidroksilasi kaolinit pada temperatur 550,20 oC, serta penurunan berat dengan selisih 1,756% pada TGA. Berdasarkan standar industri  untuk whiteness, maka kaolin dari daerah Mandor dapat digunakan sebagai bahan baku pada industri cat dan pelapis, cat mobil, cat mobil otomotif, karet, keramik serta kertas.

  2. Identifikasi Bahaya Listrik Melalui Analisis Arc Flash Di Penyulang Bekasap 6 PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia Duri

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    Pramono, Wahyudi Budi; Susanti, Lestari Indah; Warindi, Warindi

    2016-01-01

    Sistem proteksi merupakan suatu sistem pengaman terhadap peralatan listrik. jika terjadi gangguan. Salah satu bahaya listrik adalah arc flash. Arc flash merupakan ledakan panas, gas panas, dan logam cair yang diakibatkan oleh short circuit (arus pendek) pada peralatan. Studi short circuit diperlukan dalam analisis peristiwa arc flash. Tujuan dari analisis ini untuk menentukan insiden energi yang berpotensi terjadi selama peristiwa arc flash serta lama waktu terjadinya. Penelitian ini dilakuka...

  3. ANALISIS HARGA POKOK PRODUKSI DAN PENERAPAN TARGET COSTING PADA UD WAJUKU MAKASSAR

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    2017-01-01

    ABSTRAK Analisis Harga Pokok Produksi dan Penerapan Target Costing pada UD Wajuku Makassar The Analysis of The Cost of Goods Manufactured and Implementation of Target Costing in UD Wajuku Makassar Chaidir Hafid Asri Usman Syahrir Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui perhitungan harga pokok produksi baju kaos polos sebelum dan setelah penerapan metode target costing pada UD Wajuku Makassar. Metode pengumpulan data yang digunakan adalah dokumentasi. Metode analisis dat...

  4. ANALISIS HUKUM JUAL BELI AIR SUSU IBU (ASI) DITINJAU DARI HUKUM ISLAM

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    ABDULLAH, RIZKY DWI PUTRI

    2017-01-01

    2017 Rizky Dwi Putri Abdullah (B11113098), Analisis Hukum Jual Beli Air Susu Ibu (ASI) ditinjau dari Hukum Islam, dibawah bimbingan Achmad selaku Pembimbing I dan Fauziah P. Bakti selaku Pembimbing II. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui pelaksanaan jual beli air susu ibu atau ASI dan untuk mengetahui analisis kedudukan hukum dari jual beli ASI ditinjau dari Hukum Islam. Penelitian ini dilakukan di Kota Makassar, tepatnya di Majelis Ulam...

  5. Design and analysis of an intelligent public FV lighting system; Diseno y analisis de un alumbrado publico FV inteligente

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    Hanessian D, Ana V.; Gordon, Manuel [Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Unidad Azcapotzalco, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)

    2009-07-01

    In the Mexico's National Energy Balance of 2008, it is considered that of the total of the electrical power consumption in our country, 18% is dedicated to lighting. Conscious of the necessity of saving energy in public lighting in this article is presented the design, construction and analysis of the power consumption of a public light fed with electricity of photovoltaic cells and the control of intensity on the light in inverse way of the natural light. A lamp constructed based in light emitting diodes (LEDs) is used. This has the quality of consuming very little energy that could be provided by the sun and be stored to use it at night. With this system, proven at scale, energy savings are obtained superior to 50% of the conventional one and, in relation to the commercial photovoltaic (FV) luminaries up to 30%. [Spanish] Del Balance Nacional de Energia, de Mexico, de 2008, se considera que del total del consumo de energia electrica en nuestro pais, el 18% esta dedicado a la iluminacion. Conscientes de la necesidad de ahorrar energia en alumbrado publico, en este articulo se presenta el diseno de construccion y analisis del consumo energetico de una luminaria publica alimentada con electricidad de celdas fotovoltaicas y el control de intensidad de la luz de manera inversa a la luz natural. Se utiliza un foco construido a base a los diodos emisores de luz (LEDs, por sus siglas en ingles). Estos tienen la cualidad de consumir muy poca energia que podra ser suministrada por el sol y almacenada para utilizarla en la noche. Con este sistema, probado a escala, se logran ahorros de energia superiores al 50% del convencional y, en relacion a las luminarias fotovoltaicas (FV) comerciales, hasa el 30%.

  6. Analisis experimental del desgaste entre UHMWPE y acero inoxidable 316L empleados en la manufactura de protesis coxofemorales

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    Gustavo Rodriguez Canizo, Ricardo; Azael Garcia Garcia, Leonardo; Vite Torres, Manuel; Alejandro Merchan Cruz, Emmanuel; Manuel Sandoval Pineda, Juan

    2010-01-01

    .... En esta investigacion se presenta un analisis tribologico del desgaste en los componentes mencionados, ya que cuando las superficies en contacto se desgastan, la funcionalidad mecanica del sistema...

  7. Mejoramiento de procesos clave a traves del analisis del valor anadido en empresas de base tecnologica de producciones por proyecto del sector hidraulico en Cuba

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    Hernandez Oro, Reina Maylin; Medina Leon, Alberto A; Hernandez Perez, Gilberto D

    2012-01-01

    ...) del sector hidraulico cubano. En el procedimiento se combinan de forma coherente diferentes tecnicas, tales como el Analisis Decisional Multicriterio para la seleccion de los procesos clave y el Analisis del Valor Anadido...

  8. ELECTROMAGNETIC HEATING AS A WAY OF CUTTING COSTS WHILE SAVING ENERGY: TIME EVOLUTION CALENTAMIENTO ELECTROMAGNÉTICO COMO ALTERNATIVA PARA REDUCIR COSTOS Y AHORRAR ENERGÍA: EVOLUCIÓN

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    Iván Amaya

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available In this review article, an electromagnetic heating time evolution is presented, stating a brief description of the main applications in some of the top fields regarding this technology and striving to indicate fields for further research in an area that becomes more important with each passing day. It was found that the food industry and that plasma related products are the most important branches of this technology, where a vast majority has focused on microwaves instead of using radiofrequency. Some other areas are also discussed and at the end possible future researches are outlined, such as a mixed heating dryer and a sulfur lamp.Este artículo de revisión presenta la forma como ha evolucionado la utilización de energía electromagnética para generar calentamiento, mencionando algunos campos clave de esta tecnología en aras de indicar nichos y posibles campos de investigación de un campo que cada vez toma más fuerza. Se encontró que las aplicaciones principales se centran alrededor del procesamiento de comida y de aplicaciones de plasma, utilizando en su mayoría microondas en vez de radiofrecuencia. Al final se enumeran algunas áreas que, desde el punto de vista de los autores, merecen mayor nivel de investigación, como son secadores de calentamiento mixto y la lámpara de azufre.

  9. Analisis Makna Lagu Bugis “Sajang Rennu” Ciptaan Yusuf Alamudi Melalui Pendekatan Hermeneutika

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    Herianah Herianah

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Tulisan ini bertujuan membahas makna lagu Bugis Sajang Rennu ciptaan Yusuf Alamudi melalui pendekatan hermeneutika. Penelitian ini menggunakan metode deskriptif kualitatif dengan teknik inventarisasi, baca-simak, dan pencatatan dalam pengumpulan datanya. Teknik analisis data melalui tahap identifikasi, klasifikasi, analisis, dan deskripsi. Analisis makna lagu dengan pendekatan hermeneutika ini dilakukan melalui tiga tahap, yaitu analisis kata dalam larik lagu, analisis larik dalam bait, dan analisis bait dalam lagu. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa makna lagu Sajang Rennu ciptaan Yusuf Alamudi adalah adanya rasa sirik ‘malu’ dari seorang lelaki karena kekasih pujaan hatinya menikah dengan orang lain tanpa kabar berita. Konsekuensi dari rasa sirik ‘malu’ ini membuatnya berpikir untuk mengakhiri hidupnya. Abstract: This writing is intended to discuss the meaning of Buginese song Sajang Rennu by Yusuf Alamudi using hermeneutic approach. This research applies descriptive qualitative method by collecting data using inventory technique, reading-observing, and noting. The technique of data analysis is identification, classification, analysis, and description. The result of the research shows that the meaning of Sajang Rennu by Yusuf Alamudi is sirik or feeling embarassed of a man since his girl friend gets married to another man without any notification before. The consequence of sirik makes him think of suicide. It is figured by the statement that one day people will find a new grave, and he is in. Key Words: meaning; Buginese song; hermeneutic research

  10. Optimal savings management for individuals with defined contribution pension plans

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    Konicz, Agnieszka Karolina; Mulvey, John M.

    2015-01-01

    The paper provides some guidelines to individuals with defined contribution (DC) pension plans on how to manage pension savings both before and after retirement. We argue that decisions regarding investment, annuity payments, and the size of death sum should not only depend on the individual’s age...... (or time left to retirement), nor should they solely depend on the risk preferences, but should also capture: (1) economical characteristics—such as current value on the pension savings account, expected pension contributions (mandatory and voluntary), and expected income after retirement (e.......g. retirement state pension), and (2) personal characteristics—such as risk aversion, lifetime expectancy, preferable payout profile, bequest motive, and preferences on portfolio composition. Specifically, the decisions are optimal under the expected CRRA utility function and are subject to the constraints...

  11. Health Externalities and Heat savings in Energy System Modelling

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    Zvingilaite, Erika

    and included in an energy system optimisation model. The performed analysis of the Danish heat and power sector concludes that accounting for spatial variation of health damage costs in heat and power system optimisation model has an effect on the optimal technology mix and distribution of energy plants among...... and technologies, more remote location of energy plants and by reducing energy consumption. Considerable technical potential for energy demand reduction exists, particularly in buildings. In countries with cold climate, such as Denmark, energy demand for heating of buildings accounts for a significant share...... of the total energy consumption. Due to the long lifetime of buildings, they are an important part of the futureenergy systems. However, energy system studies often treat energy consumption and energy savings in buildings exogenously. At the same time heat savings in buildings are usually examined separately...

  12. Electricity consumption and electricity saving in the Swedish households

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    Bernstroem, B.M.; Eklund, Y.; Sjoeberg, L.

    1997-03-01

    The objective of the present study is to determine which factors influence electricity consumption behavior of Swedish households, the level of knowledge about electricity use and the willingness to pay for the use of electricity. In Sweden, as in many other developed countries, the need for electric power is constantly increasing. The major reason for this increase in electricity consumption is the lifestyle of a modern society. A feature in the nuclear power discussion is that the government in Sweden is having a hard time to establish how to phase-out all nuclear power plants by 2010. An additional major change in Swedish energy policy is the deregulation of the electricity market, which started in the beginning of 1996. There is an increased demand for strategies to save electricity among households. The results of this study stress the difficulties in reducing electricity consumption and to develop new electricity saving strategies in Sweden 125 refs, 6 figs, 21 tabs

  13. Investment Irreversibility and Precautionary Savings in General Equilibrium

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    Ejarque, João

    Partial equilibrium models suggest that when uncertainty increases, agents increase savings and at the same time reduce investment in irreversible goods. This paper characterizes this problem in general equilibrium with technology shocks, additive output shocks and shocks to the marginal efficiency...... if the shocks affect the marginal efficiency of investment. For all types of shocks, when concavity of the utility function is moderate or high, the irreversibility constraint never binds and the increase in variance has a negligible impact. Persistence in the shock process induces precautionary savings rather...... of investment. Uncertainty is associated with the variance of these random variables, and irreversibility is introduced by a non negativity constraint on investment. I find that irreversibility and changes in uncertainty can be responsible for sizeable movements in aggregate consumption and investment only...

  14. Cleaning lady saves the day

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    2009-01-01

    At lunch time on Wednesday 21 January a guest at the CERN hostel put her food in the microwave oven and switched it on. "Within seconds I smelt plastic. I looked into the oven and saw flames. I switched it off, took my food out. But the flames continued and so I ran for the door." In the corridor she ran into Jane Kiranga, a cleaning lady working for the company ISS. Without hesitation Jane picked up a portable fire extinguisher, returned to the kitchen and stopped the fire. The Fire Brigade arrived a few minutes later and only needed to ventilate the kitchen. "Jane was just in time, because the flames had not left the oven yet. Her model behaviour deserves recognition," said the team leader on duty for the CERN Fire Brigade. A few days later Jane received a gift voucher from the Prevention and Training section of the Safety Commission (photo).

  15. ANALISIS SENSITIVITAS TURBULENSI ALIRAN PADA KANAL BAHAN BAKAR PWR BERBASIS CFD

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    Endiah Puji Hastuti

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Turbulensi aliran pendingin pada proses perpindahan panas berfungsi untuk meningkatkan nilai koefisien perpindahan panas, tidak terkecuali aliran dalam kanal bahan bakar. Program CFD (CFD=computational fluid dynamics, FLUENT adalah program komputasi berbasis elemen hingga (finite element yang mampu memprediksi dan menganalisis fenomena dinamika aliran fluida secara teliti. Program perhitungan CFD dipilih dalam penelitian ini karena selain akurat juga dapat memberikan visualisasi dengan baik. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk memahami karakteristika perpindahan panas, massa dan momentum dari dinding rod bahan bakar ke pendingin secara visual, pada medan temperatur, medan tekanan, dan medan energi kinetika pendingin, sebagai fungsi dinamika aliran di dalam kanal, pada kondisi tunak dan transien. Analisis dinamika aliran pada kanal bahan bakar PWR berbasis CFD dilakukan dengan menggunakan sampel data reaktor PWR dengan daya 1000 MWe dengan susunan bahan bakar 17x17. Untuk menguji sensitivitas persamaan aliran yang sesuai dengan model aliran turbulen pada kanal bahan bakar dilakukan pemodelan dengan menggunakan persamaan k-omega (Ƙ-ω, k-epsilon (Ƙ-ε, dan Reynold stress model (RSM. Pada analisis sensitivitas aliran turbulen di dalam kanal digunakan model mesh hexahedral dengan memilih tiga geometri sel yang masing masing berukuran 0,5 mm; 0,2 mm dan 0,15 mm. Hasil analisis menunjukkan bahwa pada analisis kondisi tunak (steady state, terdapat hasil yang mirip pada model turbulen Ƙ-ε standard dan Ƙ-ω standard. Pengujian terhadap kriteria Dittus Boelter untuk bilangan Nusselt menunjukkan bahwa model Reynold stress model (RSM direkomendasikan. Analisis sensitivitas terhadap geometri mesh antara sel yang berukuran 0,5 mm, 0,2 mm dan 0,15 mm, menunjukkan bahwa geometri sel sebesar 0,5 mm telah mencukupi. Aliran turbulen berkembang penuh telah tercapai pada model LES dan DES, meskipun hanya dalam waktu singkat (3 s, model LES memerlukan waktu komputasi

  16. Short-Term Saved Leave Scheme

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    2007-01-01

    As announced at the meeting of the Standing Concertation Committee (SCC) on 26 June 2007 and in http://Bulletin No. 28/2007, the existing Saved Leave Scheme will be discontinued as of 31 December 2007. Staff participating in the Scheme will shortly receive a contract amendment stipulating the end of financial contributions compensated by save leave. Leave already accumulated on saved leave accounts can continue to be taken in accordance with the rules applicable to the current scheme. A new system of saved leave will enter into force on 1 January 2008 and will be the subject of a new im-plementation procedure entitled "Short-term saved leave scheme" dated 1 January 2008. At its meeting on 4 December 2007, the SCC agreed to recommend the Director-General to approve this procedure, which can be consulted on the HR Department’s website at the following address: https://cern.ch/hr-services/services-Ben/sls_shortterm.asp All staff wishing to participate in the new scheme ...

  17. Short-Term Saved Leave Scheme

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    2007-01-01

    As announced at the meeting of the Standing Concertation Committee (SCC) on 26 June 2007 and in http://Bulletin No. 28/2007, the existing Saved Leave Scheme will be discontinued as of 31 December 2007. Staff participating in the Scheme will shortly receive a contract amendment stipulating the end of financial contributions compensated by save leave. Leave already accumulated on saved leave accounts can continue to be taken in accordance with the rules applicable to the current scheme. A new system of saved leave will enter into force on 1 January 2008 and will be the subject of a new implementation procedure entitled "Short-term saved leave scheme" dated 1 January 2008. At its meeting on 4 December 2007, the SCC agreed to recommend the Director-General to approve this procedure, which can be consulted on the HR Department’s website at the following address: https://cern.ch/hr-services/services-Ben/sls_shortterm.asp All staff wishing to participate in the new scheme a...

  18. Energy Savings from Industrial Water Reductions

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    Rao, Prakash; McKane, Aimee; de Fontaine, Andre

    2015-08-03

    Although it is widely recognized that reducing freshwater consumption is of critical importance, generating interest in industrial water reduction programs can be hindered for a variety of reasons. These include the low cost of water, greater focus on water use in other sectors such as the agriculture and residential sectors, high levels of unbilled and/or unregulated self-supplied water use in industry, and lack of water metering and tracking capabilities at industrial facilities. However, there are many additional components to the resource savings associated with reducing site water use beyond the water savings alone, such as reductions in energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, treatment chemicals, and impact on the local watershed. Understanding and quantifying these additional resource savings can expand the community of businesses, NGOs, government agencies, and researchers with a vested interest in water reduction. This paper will develop a methodology for evaluating the embedded energy consumption associated with water use at an industrial facility. The methodology developed will use available data and references to evaluate the energy consumption associated with water supply and wastewater treatment outside of a facility’s fence line for various water sources. It will also include a framework for evaluating the energy consumption associated with water use within a facility’s fence line. The methodology will develop a more complete picture of the total resource savings associated with water reduction efforts and allow industrial water reduction programs to assess the energy and CO2 savings associated with their efforts.

  19. Barriers for realisation of energy savings in buildings; Barrierer for realisering af energibesparelser i bygninger

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    Jensen, O.M.

    2004-07-01

    Many years' efforts within the energy labelling area have shown large saving potentials in heating and use of electricity in buildings. At the same time it has been proved that these saving potentials, even when economically advantageous, only are cashed to a limited extent. The reason to this is ascribed to barriers that meet the individual building owner who wants to start saving energy. Most barriers are known and a lot of these have been sought overcome for some time. The questions are how many barriers still exist, have new barriers arisen and the character of these barriers. On this background the objective of this survey has been to concretize and study the barriers, which are blocking reasonable energy savings. Focus has especially been on barriers for realisation of heating savings, but through a general evaluation of energy savings of barriers other forms of energy saving methods have been taken into consideration. Special interest has been directed towards houses, typically one family houses, which are affected by the Energy Labelling Scheme. The concept barriers include all kinds of barriers, also barriers that not are acknowledged as barriers by the individual house owner, or that on closer inspection turn out to be something else than actual barriers. This note suggests an alternative inertia model, in order to create an idea of the inertness characteristic of the many house owners who understand the message but fail to act on it. (BA)

  20. Testing the predictive power of genuine savings as a long-run indicator of future well-being

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    David Greasley; Nick Hanley; Jan Kunnas; Eoin McLaughlin; Les Oxley; Paul Warde

    2012-01-01

    This paper reports the first long-run test of how Genuine Savings (also called comprehensive investment or adjusted net savings) predicts future well-being. The theory of weak sustainability suggests that a country with a positive level of Genuine Savings (GS) should experience non-declining future utility. Despite the widespread uptake of GS, previous tests of its predictive power are for short time intervals. We assemble data for British capital back to 1750, and construct several net inves...

  1. ANALISIS RELEVANSI LULUSAN PERGURUAN TINGGI DENGAN DUNIA KERJA

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    Ali Muhson

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract: A Relevance Analysis of University Graduates with World of Work. Education should be oriented to the competencies required by the workforce as a percentage of unemployment among the educated increase continuously. This study aims to examine the relevance of YSU Economic Education graduates. The study only focuses on the type of work and subjects taught. The subject of this study is the alumni of Economic Education Study Program. Sampling technique used is snowball sampling. Data collection technique using questionnaires and documentation while the technique of data analysis using descriptive analysis. The result suggests that the majority of the graduates find their first job as private a teacher, a private employee and a tutor, while current job of the most graduates are private teacher, private employee, and civil servant (teacher. The data shows that more than 50 percent of the graduates work in the education area. This implies that the relevance level based on the type of work is categorized as sufficient. Majority of the graduates teaches social science, economic, and entrepreneurship, hence it can be concluded that the relevance level based on the subjects taught is highly relevant.   Keyword: relevance of graduates, type of work, unemployment, employment     Abstrak: Analisis Relevansi Lulusan Perguruan Tinggi dengan Dunia Kerja. Pendidikan harus berorientasi pada kompetensi yang dibutuhkan oleh dunia kerja karena persentase penganggur di kalangan terdidik terus meningkat. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengkaji tingkat relevansi (kesesuaian lulusan Pendidikan Ekonomi UNY. Kajian hanya diarahkan pada jenis pekerjaan dan mata pelajaran yang diampu. Penelitian ini mengambil subjek alumni Prodi Pendidikan Ekonomi dari berbagai angkatan. Teknik sampling yang digunakan adalah snowball sampling. Teknik pengumpulan data menggunakan angket dan dokumentasi sedangkan teknik analisis data menggunakan analisis deskriptif. Penelitian ini

  2. ANALISIS SPASIAL FAKTOR LINGKUNGAN DAN KEJADIAN DBD DI KABUPATEN DEMAK

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    Musyarifatun Farahiyah

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available AbstractDengue Haemoragic Fever (DHF was still a public health problem in Demak District, Central Java. In the year of 2012, there were 483 DHF cases and 6 of them were died. Based on those cases, there was no clear information how those cases spread related to environmental and demographic factor. This research aimed to do spatial analysis of DHF incidence then it was related to House Index (HI, Container Index (CI, and the density of houses and occupant. It was an observational research using survey method. This Research took 150 samples of DHF cases. The site of DHF incidence was identified using Geographic Positioning System (GPS device, to gained its coordinat. Environmental and demographic data was collected based on secondary information from District Health Office of Demak. The colected data would be analyzed spatially using ArcView GIS software. This research showed that there was no association between environmental factors (HI, CI with the Incidence Rate (IR of DHF (p-value < 0,05. However, the level of HI and CI was 13,17% and 7,08% respectively. It was a potential condition for DHF spreading in the community. Spatial analysis indicated that Mranggen Sub-district had the most number of DHF incidence that the pattern of spreading covered all area of villages. The higher of population and house density, the higher of Incidence Rate of DHFKeywords : spatial analysis of DHF, environmental factors, DemakAbstrakDemam berdarah dengue (DBD masih merupakan permasalahan serius di Kabupaten Demak Pripinsi Jawa Tengah. Pada tahun 2012, Di Kabupaten Demak terdapat 483 kasus DBD dengan 6 kematian, namun belum diketahui bagaimana sebaran kasus tersebut secara spasial dikaitkan dengan faktor lingkungan dan demografi. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk melakukan analisis spasial kejadian DBD yang dihubungkan dengan House Index (HI, Container Index (CI, kepadatan penduduk dan kepadatan rumah. Penelitian ini merupakan penelitian observasional dengan metode

  3. ANALISIS KELAYAKAN FINANSIAL WISATA AIR WADUK JATIGEDE KABUPATEN SUMEDANG

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    Bambang Susanto

    2016-04-01

    pendahuluan agar manfaatnya jauh lebih besar dari biaya yang dikeluarkan. Oleh sebab itu untuk kepentingan ilmiah perlu dilakukan kajian akademisnya berupa Analisis kelayakan Finansial. Berdasarkan analisis kelayakan keuangan   ,dapat  disimpulkan bahwa wisata air di Waduk jatigede Kabupaten Sumedang  memberikan manfaat yang lebih dibandingkan dengan biaya yang dikeluarkan . ini dapat dilihat dari hasil analisis net present value yang positif, internal rate of return yang lebih besar dari tingkat bunga bank serta benefit cost yang lebih besar dari satu. Kata Kunci: Kelayakan Finansial; Wisata Air.

  4. To Save Our Schools, To Save Our Children. The Approaching Crisis in America's Public Schools.

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    Frady, Marshall; And Others

    The first two-thirds of this book, an adaptation of the 1984 television documentary "To Save Our Schools, To Save Our Chldren," reports on an ABC News Closeup study of the challenges facing education in the United States. The book discusses the vast dispartities between educational ideals and realities, suggests that the future of…

  5. Feeding your piggy bank with intentions : A study on saving behaviour, saving strategies, and happiness

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    De Francisco Vela, S.; Desmet, P.M.A.; Casais, M.

    2014-01-01

    The act of saving money can connect one’s present state to a meaningful future state, especially if we consider money not as a direct source of happiness, but as a resource for engaging in meaningful activities. To explore how design can contribute to making the act of saving more meaningful, we

  6. ANALISIS KONSEP HERMENEUTIKA DALAM TAFSIR ALQURAN

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    M. Ilham Muchtar

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The Quran is the holy book has been and will always be interpreted over time. Along with the times, today introduced methods of hermeneutics as an alternative instrument to uncover the meaning behind the text of a verse. Hermeneutics, as a method of interpretation, not only looked at text, but also trying to explore the content of its literal sense. Hermeneutics trying to dig meaning by considering the horizons surrounding the text, either horizon authors, readers horizon, and horizon of the text itself. Application of the concept of hermeneutics in interpreting the Quran is againts to the general rules of Islam, hermeneutics relativize boundaries between verses muhkam and mutasyābih, usūl and furu', qaṭ'īyah and ẓanīyah. Will lead to the deconstruction of the concept of revelation are protected lafadz and meaning. Using the methods of hermeneutics to explain Alquran categorized turned away from the Quran

  7. Analisis Terhadap Faktor Penyebab Prostitusi Pada Anak

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    Fathonah, Rini

    2015-01-01

    Nowadays, the issue of child prostitution is increasingly prevalent. Kids are supposed to get a proper education, so that their behavior is not distorted. This time, it has undergone a shift, where the kids have had to find a job to survive. With so many limitations, eventually, the kids can only do simple jobs, such as prostitution. This research was done by examining the causes of the child prostitution, by referring to the existing norms and principles. Child prostitution is caused by seve...

  8. Analisis Pemeriksaan Laboratorium pada Penderita Malaria

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    Permadi, I GEDE Wempi

    2012-01-01

    Malaria is the disease initially in the area of the Marsh called the disease of freshwater marshes.Scientific research on malaria make progress in their important first in 1880, when a French army doctor workingin the military hospital of Constantine in Algeria named Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran observed parasites forthe first time, inside the red blood cells of people suffering from malaria. This paper outlines some of thediagnostic screening for malaria. Examination of the diagnosis of ma...

  9. ANALISIS PEMERIKSAAN LABORATORIUM PADA PENDERITA MALARIA

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    I GEDE Wempi Permadi

    2013-01-01

    ABSTRACTMalaria is the disease initially in the area of the Marsh called the disease of freshwater marshes.Scientific research on malaria make progress in their important first in 1880, when a French army doctor workingin the military hospital of Constantine in Algeria named Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran observed parasites forthe first time, inside the red blood cells of people suffering from malaria. This paper outlines some of thediagnostic screening for malaria. Examination of the diagnos...

  10. ANALISIS DAN PERANCANGAN APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEM

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    Soni Soni

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the research was to design a web-based applicant tracking system to support Human ResourcesManagement system. Research methods were library study and system design. It can be concluded that the applicanttracking system is able to help HRD staff to chose staff candidates, manage recruitment time, create an applicantdatabase, and it can be function as a web bursa kerja site (EE.Keywords: applicant tracking system, candidate selection, employee recruitment

  11. Analisis Tingkat Permintaan Rumah di Kota Medan

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    Alhasymi, Muhammad

    2016-01-01

    The aim of research is to analyze how much the average level of demand housing in Medan City per year. And how the influence of house price, earningsregionalper capita and inflation for a demand housing in Medan City. This research used secondary dataof time series during period 1994-2013 (20 years), stemming from Statistical Center (BPS) and Real Estat Indonesia (REI) North Sumatra. The data was analyzed using multiple regression analysis model using Ordinary Least Square (OLS). From...

  12. PENGGUNAAN ALAT PERAGA ROTATION TIMER DAN RODA FLEKSIBEL UNTUK MENINGKATKAN KEMAMPUAN ANALISIS SISWA

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    Fathiah Alatas

    2015-11-01

    Time in learning physics concepts uniform circular motion to obtain good responsePenelitian ini untuk mengetahui penggunaan alat peraga Rotation Timer dan roda-roda fleksibel untuk meningkatkan kemampuan analisis siswa konsep gerak melingkar beraturan. Penelitian ini dilakukan di kelas digunakan kelas X MIA 2 (untuk kelompok eksperimen menggunakan alat peraga rotation timer dan kelas X MIA 1 (untuk kelompok kontrol menggunakan roda fleksibel di Madrasah Aliyah Pembangunan UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta tahun 2014. Metode penelitian adalah metode kuasi eksperimen dengan desain nonequivalent control groupdesigndan teknik pengambilan sampel purposive sampling. Instrumen yang digunakan adalah  instrumen tes berupa soal uraian dan non tes berupa lembar observasi aktivitas siswa dan angket respon siswa. Berdasarkan analisis data tes diperoleh nilai rata-rata kemampuan menganalisis siswa yang menggunakan alat peraga Rotation Timerlebih rendah dibanding nilai rata-rata kemampuan menganalisis siswa yang menggunakan alat peraga roda-roda fleksibel. Kemampuan menganalisis siswa kelompok eksperimen unggul pada pada aspek mengorganisasi dengan mengacu pada hasil Uji N-Gain dimana kelas eksperimen memperoleh peningkatan sebesar 26%, sedangkan kelas kontrol hanya sebesar 20%. Pada aspek membedakan kelompok kontrol memperoleh peningkatan yang lebih unggul sebesar 31%, sementara kelompok eksperimen hanya memperoleh peningkatan sebesar 24% dan pada aspek mengatribusikan kelas kontrol mengalami peningkatan yang lebih unggul dengan peningkatan sebesar 20%, sementara kelompok eksperimen  hanya memperoleh peningkatan 17%. Selanjutnya berdasarkan analisis data nontes, untuk lembar observasi aktivitas siswa menyimpulkan bahwa kelas eksperimen  dalam keadaan kurang kondusif, dibandingkan dengan kelas kontrol

  13. Energy savings modeling of osmotic dehydration process of pork meat in molasses

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    Filipović, Vladimir; Lončar, Biljana; Nićetin, Milica; Knežević, Violeta; Filipović, Jelena; Pezo, Lato

    2015-01-01

    The goal of the presented research is defining energy savings mathematical models of the osmotic dehydration process of pork meat in sugar beet molasses and analysing the effects of applied technological parameters in the process. Quantity of saved energy in the process of osmotic dehydration ranged from 891,57 to 1770,92 kJ·kg-1 meat. In this paper developed mathematical models of energy savings in the process of pork meat osmotic dehydration are presented. Time of the process was the most i...

  14. Analisis Kualitas Batu-bata Bersumber Bahan Tambahan Sampah Serbuk Gergaji dalam Berbagai Variasi Berat

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    Full Text Available Latar belakang: Serbuk gergaji kayu merupakan salah satu sumber sampah organik yang belum banyak dimanfaatkan. Keberadaannya tidak jauh di sekitar kita, relatif murah dan mudah mendapatkannya. Di beberapa negara luar seperti Uganda, Algeria, India dan lain-lain memanfaatkan serbuk gergaji ini untuk berbagai keperluan diantaranya sebagai bahan campuran batu-bata, pembentuk polimer selulosa nitrat, dan bahan adsorben polutan organik phenol. Penelitian sebelumnya memanfaatkan serbuk gergaji sebagai bahan tambahan campuran batu-bata (kaolin, tanah liat, serbuk gergaji dengan rasio 90:70:40. Metode: Penelitian ini merupakan eksperimen semu. Selanjutnya penulis tertarik untuk mengembangkan penelitian tersebut, untuk serbuk gergaji dibuat variasi berat bahannya, sementara yang lainnya tetap. Ukuran batu-bata dirancang berukuran 10,00 x 5,00 x 2,00 cm. Untuk mengetahui kualitas batu-bata yang dihasilkan, penulis melakukan analisis kualitas terhadap batu-bata yang dihasilkan dengan berbagai variasi berat tersebut. Kualitas yang diuji baru pada tahapan daya serap air dan kandungan garam. Selain uji kualitas batu-bata juga dilakukan analisis valuasi ekonominya. Penelitian ini dilakukan pada skala laboratorium dengan harapan dapat dijadikan bahan acuan apabila akan diaplikasikan di lapangan. Hasil: Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa variasi berat serbuk gergaji antara rasio 20:70:90 dan 40:70:90 menunjukkan ada perbedaan peringkat rata-rata yang bermakna dalam hal daya serap batu-bata terhadap air begitu juga antara rasio 20:70:90 dan 60:70:90. Semua campuran batu-bata berdaya serap > 20%, belum memenuhi standar kualitas berdasarkan SNI 15-2094-2000, namun semua campuran batu-bata mempunyai kadar garam  (NaCl 20%, yet meet the standards of quality based on SNI 15-2094-2000, but all of a mixture of brick had higher levels of salt (NaCl <50%, this means that it meets quality standards based on SNI 15-2094 -2000. Conclusion:Burning of bricks made from sawdust

  15. Demonstration of energy savings of cool roofs

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    Konopacki, S.; Gartland, L.; Akbari, H. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States). Environmental Energy Technologies Div.; Rainer, L. [Davis Energy Group, Davis, CA (United States)

    1998-06-01

    Dark roofs raise the summertime air-conditioning demand of buildings. For highly-absorptive roofs, the difference between the surface and ambient air temperatures can be as high as 90 F, while for highly-reflective roofs with similar insulative properties, the difference is only about 20 F. For this reason, cool roofs are effective in reducing cooling energy use. Several experiments on individual residential buildings in California and Florida show that coating roofs white reduces summertime average daily air-conditioning electricity use from 2--63%. This demonstration project was carried out to address some of the practical issues regarding the implementation of reflective roofs in a few commercial buildings. The authors monitored air-conditioning electricity use, roof surface temperature, plenum, indoor, and outdoor air temperatures, and other environmental variables in three buildings in California: two medical office buildings in Gilroy and Davis and a retail store in San Jose. Coating the roofs of these buildings with a reflective coating increased the roof albedo from an average of 0.20--0.60. The roof surface temperature on hot sunny summer afternoons fell from 175 F--120 F after the coating was applied. Summertime average daily air-conditioning electricity use was reduced by 18% (6.3 kWh/1000ft{sup 2}) in the Davis building, 13% (3.6 kWh/1000ft{sup 2}) in the Gilroy building, and 2% (0.4 kWh/1000ft{sup 2}) in the San Jose store. In each building, a kiosk was installed to display information from the project in order to educate and inform the general public about the environmental and energy-saving benefits of cool roofs. They were designed to explain cool-roof coating theory and to display real-time measurements of weather conditions, roof surface temperature, and air-conditioning electricity use. 55 figs., 15 tabs.

  16. Saving Lives and Money Two Wheels at a Time

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    2010-03-01

    the showroom floor of any dealership. Both services recognize the high risk associated with riding a sport bike, and seek to curtail the accidents...manufacturers are in the business to maximize their profits through the sale of motorcycles. The sport bikes we see today on the showroom floor of any...years. Adding to the aforementioned characteristics, the newest motorcycles on the showroom floor all have the latest technology trickled down from

  17. Fuel Handling Equipment Maintenance for Critical Path Time Savings

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    Saville, M.; Williams, A.

    2015-07-01

    By sharing lessons learned and operating experience gained by AREVA Stearns RogerTM Services from more than 45 years of servicing, maintaining, and upgrading Fuel Handling Equipment (FHE) and as the original equipment manufacturer to 56% of domestic U.S. FHE (PWR and BWR) as well as 19 units overseas, this paper presents trends and market forces that have led to the neglect of FHE, the risks of not adequately maintaining FHE, and the financial benefits of proactively maintaining FHE. The benefit to audiences is to come to a better understanding of how critical path delays can be avoided and thus reduce nuclear power plant operating costs. Note that statistics and monetary values given herein are based on recent typical experiences of AREVA Stearns RogerTM Services. Examples discussed are based on actual lessons learned. For the purposes of this paper, upgrades are considered a part of equipment maintenance unless specifically discussed separately. (Author)

  18. Deceleration-Stats Save Much Time During Phototrophic Culture Optimization

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    Hoekema, S.; Rinzema, A.; Tramper, J.; Wijffels, R.H.; Janssen, M.

    2014-01-01

    In case of phototrophic cultures, photobioreactor costs contribute significantly to the total operating costs. Therefore one of the most important parameters to be determined is the maximum biomass production rate, if biomass or a biomass associated product is the desired product. This is

  19. new time-saving transformation system for Brassica napus | Kong ...

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    mediated transformation system for Brassica napus was developed. A series of combinations of optical densities, infection durations, concentrations of acetosyringone and silwet L77 were evaluated. Maximum transformation efficiency reached ...

  20. A new time-saving transformation system for Brassica napus

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    2009-06-03

    Jun 3, 2009 ... transformation and rooting efficiencies in canola (Brassica napus L.) from hypocotyl segment explants. Plant Cell Rep. 21: 599-604. Ce´sar Petri, SL, Nuria A, Jose E, Lorenzo B (2008). An antibiotic- based selection strategy to regenerate transformed plants from apricot leaves with high efficiency. Plant Sci.

  1. A new time-saving transformation system for Brassica napus

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    STORAGESEVER

    2009-06-03

    mediated transformation system for Brassica napus was developed. A series of combinations of optical densities, infection durations, concentrations of acetosyringone and silwet L77 were evaluated. Maximum transformation.

  2. Electrical Monitoring Devices Save on Time and Cost

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    2015-01-01

    In order to protect the Solar Dynamics Observatory's instruments from blowing their fuses and being rendered unusable, Goddard Space Flight Center worked with Micropac Industries Inc., based in Garland, Texas, to develop solid-state power controllers, which can depower and then resupply power to an instrument in the event of an electric surge. The company is now selling the technology for use in industrial plants.

  3. Energy savings and comfort changes in buildings

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    Krighaar, M. [COWI (Denmark); Ivanauskas, A. [Klaipedos Energija SPAB (Lithuania)

    2000-07-01

    This article presents the results from a demonstration project on building installations in the city Klaipeda, Lithuania. The project demonstrates the energy savings and increased comfort level achieved by installation of various energy saving measures and includes a cost benefit analysis. The demonstration area consists of eight typical buildings. The outcome of the project provides a valuable basis for future decisions to be made concerning reconstruction of heating installations and enables the results and experience to be transferred to 2,500 buildings in Klaipeda and buildings in Lithuania in general. (au)

  4. Analisis Pengaturan Sistem Catu Daya Pada Satelit Nano

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    Fasny F. A Rafsanzani

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Keberhasilan suatu misi satelit nano sangat bergantung kepada keandalan Electrical Power System (EPS untuk menjaga subsistem-subsistem pada satelit nano agar tetap berfungsi. Oleh karena itu dibutuhkan sebuah pengendalian distribusi daya yang efektif. Penelitian ini menjelaskan tentang bagaimana cara pendistribusian daya listrik yang efektif dan sesuai dengan kondisi satelit nano ketika terkena sinar matahari atau ketika kondisi gelap pada saat mengorbit diluar angkasa. Untuk menjelaskan hal tersebut dilakukan simulasi dan analisis pada perancangan modul power management EPS yang terdiri dari rangkaian boost converter LT3757 dan battery charger IC LT3652. Hasil simulasi menunjukan bahwa pada saat kondisi terang sistem akan mencatu daya beban menggunakan daya masukan panel surya yang sebelumnya telah melewati komponen boost converter (12 Volt, sekaligus mengisi daya batere hingga terisi penuh (7,4 Volt. Tetapi pada saat kondisi gelap sistem akan mencatu beban dengan daya yang dihasilkan oleh batere (7,4 Volt.

  5. ANALISIS LEMBAR KERJA SISWA DALAM MENINGKATKAN KOMUNIKASI MATEMATIS TULIS SISWA

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    Fimmatur Rizka Ardina

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    Komunikasi merupakan suatu kemampuan yang penting untuk dimiliki setiap manusia. Komunikasi dalam artikel ini difokuskan pada komunikasi matematis tulis. Komunikasi matematis tulis ini akan berhubungan dengan lembar kerja siswa yang dipakai dalam proses pembelajaran. Tujuan penulisan artikel ini adalah untuk mendeskripsikan proses analisis LKS sebagai alat untuk meningkatkan komunikasi matematis tulis siswa. Jenis penelitian yang digunakan adalah kualitatif deskriptif. LKS akan dianalisis menggunakan standar indikator kemampuan komunikasi NCTM (2000 yang dimodifikasi sehingga terdapat empat indikator yaitu (1 siswa dapat menuliskan ide yang dimiliki dengan jelas dan tepat (2 siswa dapat menuliskan alasan untuk jawaban yang diberikan (3 siswa dapat memberikan tanggapan untuk ide atau jawaban siswa lain (4 siswa dapat menuliskan kembali ide orang lain menggunakan bahasanya sendiri. Berdasarkan hasil penelitian dapat disimpulkan bahwa LKS oleh Tim MGMP Kota Malang tidak dapat digunakan sebagai alternatif untuk meningkatkan kemmapuan komunikasi matematis tulis siswa.

  6. A NOVEL OPTIMIZED ENERGY-SAVING EXTRACTION PROCESS ON COFFEE

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    Cheng-Chi Wang

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    Full Text Available In this paper, Taguchi method is applied to optimize ultrasound thermal process for extracting caffeine and flavor from coffee. The use of ultrasound can abridge experiments in cost, energy loss and time; the different operating conditions for extraction experiments are executed and the results are also compared. The results show that the best design factors for caffeine are 95℃ of extraction temperature, 28 kHz of operating frequency and 30 s of extraction time. The proposed optimized extraction method is efficient and energy-saving compared with the general process for making coffee.

  7. Il difficile cammino dell’analisi musicale in Italia

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    Claudio Annibaldi

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    Full Text Available Si immaginino gli atti d’un convegno sull’analisi musicale che abbia avuto luogo in un paese come la Francia, la Germania, l’ Inghilterra o gli Stati Uniti. Potrebbe mai accadere che essi vengano pubblicati sostituendo il discorso ufficiale d’apertura dei lavori con un testo tutto nuovo epperò simulante d’esser quello effettivamente pronunciato dall’autore? E potrebbe mai accadere - essendo costui un noto critico musicale e il direttore della collana editoriale comprendente gli atti in questione - che questo nuovo testo sia da lui dedicato a uno sfoggio della propria competenza analitica capace solo di esibire una visione dilettantesca della tecnica musicale tout court? Penso proprio di no. Eppure questo è accaduto in Italia non molti anni fa, quando le Edizioni Unicopli pubblicarono, nella collana dei "Quaderni di Musica/Realtà", gli atti di un convegno sull’analisi musicale tenuto nel 1989 a Reggio Emilia: il primo del genere negli annali della musicologia italiana. L’episodio rende bene l’idea dei pericoli incombenti sul cammino di quegli studiosi che, a far data dal convegno suddetto, si sono adoperati a che la pratica analitica acquisisse anche da noi la dignità scientifica di cui gode, appunto, in paesi come la Francia, la Germania, l’Inghilterra o gli Stati Uniti. Quei pericoli si chiamano ‘dilettantismo tecnico’, ‘arroganza intellettuale’, ‘ vezzo d’ imporre l’uno e l’altra grazie a un qualche tipo di potere personale’, ‘necessità di subire tale imposizione in cambio di qualche vantaggio pratico’.

  8. ANALISIS MAKRO EKONOMI SEBELUM DAN SESUDAH PENERAPAN REDENOMINASI MATA UANG

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    Maria Febrida

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Rencana redenominasi rupiah di Indonesia menjadikan pengalaman beberapa negara yang telah menerapkan redenominasi mata uang penting untuk ditinjau dari sisi makro ekonomi saat sebelum dan sesudah redenominasi sehingga menjadi dasar pertimbangan bagi Indonesia mengambil keputusan dalam rencana penerapan redenominasi rupiah. Tujuan penelitian ini untuk mengetahui ada tidaknya perbedaan kondisi inflasi, nilai tukar, ekspor, penanaman modal asing (PMA dan pertumbuhan ekonomi 1 tahun sebelum dan 1 tahun sesudah menerapkan redenominasi pada 20 negara yang telah menerapkan redenominasi. Penelitian ini menggunakan metode penelitian kuantitatif dengan alat analisis uji beda dua rata-rata sampel berpasangan. Hasil analisis menunjukkan bahwa pada variabel nilai tukar terdapat perbedaan antara sebelum dan sesudah redenominasi yaitu nilai tukar semakin lemah setelah penerapan redenominasi, sedangkan pada variabel inflasi, ekspor, PMA, dan pertumbuhan ekonomi tidak terdapat perbedaan sebelum dan sesudah redenominasi. Rupiah redenomination which planned by Indonesia make the experience of countries that have implemented the currency redenomination is important to be reviewed in terms of macroeconomic before and after the redenomination so that it becomes a basic consideration for Indonesia to take decisions in the plan of implementation rupiah redenomination. The purpose of this study is to determine whether there is difference in the conditions of inflation, exchange rate, exports, foreign direct investment (FDI and economic growth in the current 1 year before and 1 year after implementing the redenomination in the 20 countries that have implemented the currency redenomination. This study used a quantitative method, with analysis dependent sample t-test which showed that there is a difference between before and after redenomination in exchange rate variable is getting weaker after the implementation of the redenomination, while there is no difference before

  9. ENCAPAI SUMBER DAYA MANUSIA UNGGUL (ANALISIS KINERJA DAN KUALITAS PELAYANAN

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    Ketut Sudarma

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini  bertujuan untuk menganalisis pengaruh kemampuan individu, kepuasan kerja, komitmen organisasi terhadap kinerja dan kinerja terhadap kualitas pelayanan. Sampel penelitian berjumlah 76 orang. Teknik pengambilan sampel menggunakan proportional random sampling. Variabel penelitian terdiri dari kemampuan individu, kepuasan kerja, komitmen organisasi, dan kinerja serta kualitas pelayanan  Analisis data menggunakan regresi dua tahap. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa kemampuan individu, kepuasan kerja dan komitmen organisasi mempunyai pengaruh positif signifikan terhadap kinerja dan kinerja berpengaruh positif signifikan terhadap kualitas pelayanan. Ini berarti semakin meningkat kinerja, maka semakin meningkat juga kualitas pelayanan. Dari hasil analisis deskriptif persentase tampak secara rata-rata  semua variabel penelitian  menunjukkan kategori baik, namun pada aspek-aspek tertentu pada masing-masing variabel masih terdapat kekurangan. Hasil penelitian ini diharapkan dapat menjadi masukan bagi pimpinan dalam meningkatkan kinerja dan kualitas pelayanan. Upaya perbaikan dimulai dari peningkatan kemampuan melalui pendidikan dan latihan, monitoring pelaksanaan kerja secara rutin, menumbuhkan komitmen kerja dan perbaikan standar operasi prosedur.The aim of the study is toanalyze the influence of individual abilities, job satisfaction, organizational commitment to performanceand performance againstservice quality. This samplingmethod is using 76 samples by the proportionalrandom sampling techniques. Variables consisted of individual ability, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and performance andservice qualitydata analysisusingtwo-stageregression. The results showedthat theability of individuals, job satisfaction and organizational commitment had asignificant positive effecton performance and the performance ofa significant positive effecton quality of service. It means the higher performance, the higher service

  10. ANALISIS KENDALA POTENSIAL PENERAPAN TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT HOTEL PLAZA SEMARANG

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    Hendrajaya -

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menemukan faktor-faktor yang terbentuk dari kendala penerapan Total Quality Management (TQM, sebagai upaya untuk menganalisis masalah-masalah potensial dari penerapan TQM di Hotel Plaza, Semarang. Sampel dari penelitian ini sejumlah 65 karyawan Hotel Plaza, Semarang yang terdiri dari manajer dan staf. Teknik analisis menggunakan Faktor Analisis. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan, bahwa kendala potensial dari implementasi TQM dapat disimpulkan menjadi lima faktor, yaitu faktor inkonsistensi, visi-misi, transformasi budaya, manajerial dan manajemen kualitas. Penelitian ini memberikan rekomendasi bahwa peningkatan fungsi-fungsi korporat melalui optimalisasi kualitas sebagai strategi bisnis dan orientasi pada kepuasan konsumen dengan melibatkan seluruh anggota organisasi, akan menjadi dasar untuk memaksimalkan daya saing perusahaan dalam hal produk, layanan, SDM, lingkungan dan seluruh proses yang dapat mendukung upaya perbaikan produktivitas. This study aims to determine the constraint factors and to analyze the potential problems of TQM implementation of Plaza Semarang Hotel. The sample of 65 employees of TQM implementation of Plaza Semarang Hotel, consist of managers and staffs. Factor analysis is used to achieve the results of the potential constraint implementation of Total Quality Management which can be summarized into five factors, they are: the factor of inconsistencies, the factor of vision and mission, cultural transformation factors, managerial factors and the factors of quality management. In order to increase the corporate functions through the optimization of quality as a business strategy and to achieve customer satisfaction, this study suggests that all members of the organization should be involved by the company as on-going basis to maximize the competitiveness of the organization on products, services, human resources, environment and all processes that support productivity improvement.

  11. ANALISIS FAKTOR-FAKTOR YANG MEMPENGARUHI INDEPENDENSI PENAMPILAN AKUNTAN PUBLIK

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    Ardiani Ika S.

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Tujuan dari penelitian ini adalah untuk menguji secara empiris faktor-faktor yang mempengaruhi independensi penampilan akuntan publik baik secara parsial dan simultan. Faktor-faktor tersebut adalah financial interests, hubungan bisnis dengan klien, pelayanan asuransi dan audit, hubungan antara klien atau yg diaudit dengan auditor, kompetisi antara Kantor Akuntan Publik (KAP, ukuran KAP dan audit fee. Populasi dalam penelitian ini adalah para auditor di akuntan publik di Semarang tahun 2009. Metode penyeleksian sampel yang digunakan adalah convenience sampling dan jumlah respondennya 35. Alat analisis yang digunakan adalah multiple regression analysis. Dimulai dengan analisis kuantitatif untuk mengetes validitas dan reabilitas. Kemudian dilanjutkan uji asumsi klasik termasuk normality, multicollinearity, and heteroscedastisity. Hasil menunjukkan bahwa 6 variabel yang sudah dikaji secara simultan dan partial tersebut mempunyai efek yang signifikan terhadap independensi penampilan akuntan publik dengan R square 0.749. The objective of this study is to test empirically the factors that influence the independence of public accountant appearance both partially and simultaneously. The factors cover financial interests, business relationships with clients, assurance services and audit services, the length of relationship between client or auditee and auditor, the competition between Public Accountan Offices (KAPs, the size of KAP, and audit fee. The population in this study was the auditors who worked in the public accountant’s office in Semarang in 2009. The sample selection method is a convenience sampling and the  number of  respondents are 35. The Analysis tools used is multiple regression analysis. It starts by applying quantitative analysis to test the validity and reliability. Then, it is continued by testing the classical assumptions which include normality, multicollinearity, and heteroscedastisity. The result shows that the six

  12. Analisis espectroscopico de estrellas variables Delta Scuti

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    The rampant success of quantum theory is the result of applications of the 'new' quantum mechanics of Schrodinger and Heisenberg (1926-7), the Feynman-Schwinger-Tomonaga Quantum Electro-dynamics (1946-51), the electro-weak theory of Salaam, Weinberg, and Glashow (1967-9), and Quantum Chromodynamics (1973-); in fact, this success of 'the' quantum theory has depended on a continuous stream of brilliant and quite disparate mathematical formulations. In this carefully concealed ferment there lie plenty of unresolved difficulties, simply because in churning out fabulously accurate calculational tools there has been no sensible explanation of all that is going on. It is even argued that such an understanding is nothing to do with physics. A long-standing and famous illustration of this is the paradoxical thought-experiment of Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen (1935). Fundamental to all quantum theories, and also their paradoxes, is the location of sub-microscopic objects; or, rather, that the specification of such a location is fraught with mathematical inconsistency. This project encompasses a detailed, critical survey of the tangled history of Position within quantum theories. The first step is to show that, contrary to appearances, canonical quantum mechanics has only a vague notion of locality. After analysing a number of previous attempts at a 'relativistic quantum mechanics', two lines of thought are considered in detail. The first is the work of Wan and students, which is shown to be no real improvement on the iisu.al 'nonrelativistic' theory. The second is based on an idea of Dirac's - using backwards-in-time light-cones as the hypersurface in space-time. There remain considerable difficulties in the way of producing a consistent scheme here. To keep things nicely stirred up, the author then proposes his own approach - an adaptation of Feynman's QED propagators. This new approach is distinguished from Feynman's since the propagator or Green's function is not obtained

  13. Analisis maslahah dalam millennium development goals

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    N. Oneng Nurul Bariyah

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The analysis of Maslahah in the Millennium Development Goals . This research is a study Maslahah of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs. The focus of this research is Maslahahof five MDG targets, namely: 1 Reduction of extreme poverty and hunger, Equity in education, 3 Supporting the equation of gender and empowerment of women, 4 Reduce child mortality, 5 Improve maternal health The method of research used qualitative analysis. The data sources of this study is literature, Because this type of research is library research. The results Showed that the millennium goals are maslahah values that have an influence on the maintenance of maqasid al-Shari’ah, namely: to maintain religion, mind, spirit, Ancestry, wealth, lineage. All of this indicates the existence of universal values of Islamic law as rahmatan lil’alamin and suitable for all times and places salih likulli zaman wa makan.

  14. Analisis Responsivitas Bursa Syariah oleh Variable Makroekonomi

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    Yoghi Citra Pratama

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study is to analyze the stock response because of M2, exchange rate (rupiah to US dollar, and rate of SBI. The data used in this study is monthly time series data from January 2006 until May 2012. Those variables are JII, M2, exchange rate rupiah to US dollar, and rate of SBI. Research method used in this study is Vector Error Correction Model (VECM. The cointegration test indicates that among research variables there is long term equilibrium and simultaneous relationship. The empirical result of impulse response show that the effect of SBI rate and M2 are negative and the effect of exchange rat is positive. The result on variance decomposition test, show that the most effect of JII shock is influenced by JII itself.DOI: 10.15408/aiq.v4i2.2100

  15. Analisis Perbandingan Perhitungan Re-Order Point

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    Haryadi Sarjono

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to compare the Re-Order point (ROP between the ongoing policy of the company to the theoretical calculation according to the method of Economic Order Quantity (EOQ in manufacturing company. The research methodology that is used in this research is the method of quantitative analysis. It is a scientific approach to managerial decision making in which the source data is the primary data obtained directly from resource persons to provide the necessary data. The data is taken from the data the raw materials the company from 2007 to 2012. The results of this study state that the re-order point calculations specific to the year 2012 only, according to the company policy is 34,508 Kg, while according to the calculation method of EOQ is 91 925 Kg. This difference is due to the calculation of safety stock and the use of time while waiting.

  16. Energy, Carbon-emission and Financial Savings from Thermostat Control

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    Blasing, T J [ORNL; Schroeder, Dana [University of Georgia, Athens, GA

    2013-08-01

    Among the easiest approaches to energy, and cost, savings for most people is the adjustment of thermostats to save energy. Here we estimate savings of energy, carbon, and money in the United States of America (USA) that would result from adjusting thermostats in residential and commercial buildings by about half a degree Celsius downward during the heating season and upward during the cooling season. To obtain as small a unit as possible, and therefore the least likely to be noticeable by most people, we selected an adjustment of one degree Fahrenheit (0.56 degree Celsius) which is the gradation used almost exclusively on thermostats in the USA and is the smallest unit of temperature that has been used historically. Heating and/or cooling of interior building space for personal comfort is sometimes referred to as space conditioning, a term we will use for convenience throughout this work without consideration of humidity. Thermostat adjustment, as we use the term here, applies to thermostats that control the indoor temperature, and not to other thermostats such as those on water heaters. We track emissions of carbon only, rather than of carbon dioxide, because carbon atoms change atomic partners as they move through the carbon cycle, from atmosphere to biosphere or ocean and, on longer time scales, through the rock cycle. To convert a mass of carbon to an equivalent mass of carbon dioxide (thereby including the mass of the 2 oxygen atoms in each molecule) simply multiply by 3.67.

  17. ANALISIS KESULITAN SISWA SMA DALAM PEMECAHAN MASALAH MATEMATIKA KELAS XII IPA DI KOTA YOGYAKARTA

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    Ayu Aji Wedaring Tias

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mendeskripsikan letak kesulitan siswa yang dominan dan faktor-faktor kesulitan yang dialami siswa SMA dalam memecahkan masalah matematika. Penelitian ini termasuk penelitian deskriptif dengan pendekatan kuantitatif dan kualitatif. Subjek penelitian ini adalah 94 siswa SMA Negeri di Kota Yogyakarta yang berasal dari tiga sekolah dengan kategori tinggi, sedang, dan rendah. Pemilihan subjek penelitian dilakukan dengan stratified proportional random sampling. Pengumpulan data dilakukan dengan menggunakan dokumen, tes, dan wawancara. Analisis data dilakukan dengan metode analisis deskriptif kualitatif dengan pendekatan kuantitatif dan kualitatif yang memberikan gambaran mengenai letak dan faktor kesulitan siswa. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa kesulitan matematika siswa terletak pada kesulitan mengingat fakta 1,77%, kesulitan memahami fakta 3,54%, kesulitan menerapkan fakta 3,54%, kesulitan menganalisis fakta 10,18%, kesulitan mengingat konsep 1,33%, kesulitan memahami konsep 13,27%, kesulitan menerap-kan konsep 11,95%, kesulitan menganalisis konsep 4,42%, kesulitan memahami prosedur 7,52%, kesulitan menerapkan prosedur 15,49%, kesulitan menganalisis prosedur 16,37%, kesulitan mengingat konsep visual-spasial 1,33%, kesulitan memahami visual-spasial 3,54%, kesulitan menerapakan visual-spasial 3,10%, dan kesulitan menganalisis visual-spasial 2,65%. Faktor-faktor kesulitan yang dialami siswa SMA dalam memecahkan masalah matematika kelas XII program IPA yakni: siswa kurang teliti, tergesa-gesa dalam mengerjakan soal, lupa, kurang waktu untuk mengerjakan soal, cepat menyerah, terkecoh, dan cemas. Kata Kunci: analisis kesulitan, pemecahan masalah matematika, kemampuan pemecahan masalah   AN ANALYSIS OF SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS’ DIFFICULTIES IN MATHEMATICS PROBLEM SOLVING BASED AT GRADE XII OF SCIENCE PROGRAM IN YOGYAKARTA CITY Abstract This research aims to describe the locations of the difficulties and the factors

  18. Lighting Energy Saving with Light Pipe in Farm Animal Production

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    Hans von Wachenfelt

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The Swedish animal production sector has potential for saving electric lighting of €4-9 million per year using efficient daylight utilisation. To demonstrate this, two light pipe systems, Velux® (house 1 and Solatube® (house 2, are installed in two identical pig houses to determine if the required light intensity, daylight autonomy (DA, and reduced electricity use for illumination can be achieved. In each house, three light sensors continuously measure the indoor daylight relative to an outdoor sensor. If the horizontal illuminance at pig height decreases below 40 lux between 08.00 and 16.00 hours, an automatic control system activates the lights, and electricity use is measured. The daylight factor (DF and DA are determined for each house, based on annual climate data. The mean annual DA of 48% and 55% is achieved for house 1 and house 2, respectively. Light pipes in house 2 have delivered significantly more DA than those in house 1. The most common illuminance range between 0 and 160 lux is recorded in both houses, corresponding to approximately 82% and 83% of daylight time for house 1 and house 2, respectively. Further, the daylighting system for house 2 has produced a uniform DF distribution between 0.05 and 0.59. The results demonstrate that considerable electric energy savings can be achieved in the animal production sector using light pipes. Saving 50% of electric lighting would correspond to 36 GWh or 2520 t CO2 per year for Sweden, but currently the energy savings are not making the investment profitable.

  19. Sistem Informasi untuk Transaksi dan Analisis Inventori

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    Cynthia Damayanti

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This research aim to developed an inventory information system which integrated convensional data records with an analysis system based on inventory theories to answer questions about supplying stock, i.e. the latest inventory counts, prediction of future sales, when to order supply and how much to order these supply. In this research, purchasing and selling data records that usually seperated, had been integrated into an inventory database so up to date inventory list can be shown at demand. Furthermore, with data of past time sales, system will predict future sales using Least Square Linear Regretion method and Moving Average method. Inventory analysis will determine the Economic Order Quantity and Reorder Cycles for single item and multi item. An early warning also will notify user when an item reach the reorder point. This information system software that can be used to answer similar inventory problems in retail or warehouse company. As addition, research shown that sales with increasing/decreasing pattern had a more accurate prediction using Linear Regretion, while Moving Averages are better for stable sales. Research also shown multi items order collectively for the same supplyer more cost beneficial rather than single item orders.

  20. ANALISIS PERILAKU PENGGUNA ANGKUTAN UMUM TRANSPORTASI ANTARMODA

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    Y. I. Wicaksono

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available [Title: Analysis of User Behaviour for Public Transport Special for Intermodes Transportation]In traveling, each rider will choose the route that gives the minimum fare. The journey can be expressed in terms of monetary cost, travel time, distance, safety, comfort, and cost is not borne by the traveler (social cost. Attributes are specific to each road segment (link, so it can’t be aggregated for a more long. Attribute segment in transport modeling approach behavior (behavioral, including 2 primary system, the system of activity attributes and attribute the traveler service systems. Pretty much the traveler who wants to use mass transit intermodal transportation. This research was conducted in the city of Semarang Metropolitan Indonesia: identify the purpose and perception of public transport user behavior on the network and create a model for inter-user behavior on public transport intermodal network. The combined value of the coeffient of determination of the overall model is 0.931. This means that the model is able to explain 93.1% inter-user behaviour. Behavioural characteristic of users of public transport in the intermodal network in the form of the number of activities that a lot, have enough users mature age, education level is high enough, is not associated with gender, the limitations of private vehicle ownwership. Perception of public transport user behaviior on the network inter-linked with the comfort, safety, convenience, capacity, quality and quantity of good network, resonable travel expenses, as well as interdiciplinary operator.

  1. Analisis Konten dan Kebijakan Akses Institutional Repository

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    Amirul Ulum

    2016-07-01

    Abstract; Institutional repository has become a major concern of higher education in Indonesia. The number of institutional respository was increased, one of the reason is the ranking web of repositories has been conducted by the Cybermetrics Lab in 2008. At that time, many institutions started to build institutional repository in order to manage the scientific work and also trying to reach the better ranks. Meanwhile, it is an achievement of institution performance which can be promote and increase visibility for the institution. University of Surabaya has also developed the institutional repository and managed by the library. The aims of this study is to analyze the content availability and access policies defined by the University of Surabaya repository  providing services to the academic community and external users. The method used in this study by using observations of the institutional repository University of Surabaya with a literature review to clarify the analysis of the content and access policies. The results of this study indicate that the library's role is has the authority to manage the scientific work of academic community can be done through the institutional repository. However there is still need for library to be proactive to communicate regulations on mandatory deposit of scientific work and create intensive promotion of the institutional repository.

  2. ANALISIS PEMERIKSAAN LABORATORIUM PADA PENDERITA MALARIA

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    I GEDE Wempi Permadi

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACTMalaria is the disease initially in the area of the Marsh called the disease of freshwater marshes.Scientific research on malaria make progress in their important first in 1880, when a French army doctor workingin the military hospital of Constantine in Algeria named Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran observed parasites forthe first time, inside the red blood cells of people suffering from malaria. This paper outlines some of thediagnostic screening for malaria. Examination of the diagnosis of malaria as gold standard still not satisfactoryas found parasitic blood through thin blood test. Examination of malaria in outline there are three, namely formicroscopic examination examination serologis and examination of dna. 1. Microscopic examination is still astandard gold for enforcement the diagnosis of diseases malaria. 2. Examination serologis detection using anantibody; detection techniques antibody can not tell that infection ' s going on but could have an antibody thatdetected is notching reaction immunologi of infection in the past. Meanwhile, with the technique of a spesificantigen can't portray degrees parasitemia patients. 3. DNA (PCR , more sensitive to a plasmodium but theweakness this technique is clear to financing costs and not all laboratory can do checking this.

  3. Analisi del DNA e probabilità

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    Davide Sisti

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available DNA is a long molecule, which is the basis of the chemistry of living beings. The DNA of an individual is the cause of its uniqueness, whether it is a unicellular organism, a plant or an animal. Until about two decades ago the study of DNA was very difficult, but now PCR (polymerase chain reaction generates in a short time specific sequences of DNA which initially are present only in a small quantity. The possible sources of DNA can be wide-ranging; consider that in simple contact, cells of our skin may separate in flakes containing DNA; from such samples PCR can read sequences of the DNA. Generally DNA analysis allows us to reach a percentage of attribution with an error of about 1/1012 (which means an error every 1000 billion analyses. Nevertheless, the extreme ease of leaving traces of DNA is the Achilles heel of biomolecular methods: if at a crime scene other people have passed, if the victim had contact with someone else before his death, if the objects have been touched by others in the past, different patterns of DNA will be found, which must, of course, be contextualized in order not to make serious errors of interpretation.

  4. Building Savings and Investments Culture among Nigerians

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    DR Nneka

    If this persists, the Nigeria populace will be engulfed in poverty trap. It is therefore necessary to build among Nigerians savings and investments culture. A review of ... On the other hand, investment is the commitment of capital to the purchase of ... of making money available for future purchases with the expectation that.

  5. Can wolves help save Japan's mountain forests?

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    Barber-meyer, Shannon

    2017-01-01

    Japan’s wolves were extinct by 1905. Today Japan's mountain forests are being killed by overabundant sika deer and wild boars. Since the early 1990s, the Japan Wolf Association has proposed wolf reintroduction to Japan to restore rural ecology and to return a culturally important animal. In this article I discuss whether the return of wolves could help save Japan's mountain forests.

  6. Poison centre network saves lives | IDRC - International ...

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    Oct 27, 2010 ... Snakebites, food poisoning, exposure to toxic chemicals: all are potentially fatal if the correct antidote isn't identified and applied — fast. Since 1988, INTOX, a computer-based program involving a global network of poison centres, has been providing those life-saving capabilities in minutes.

  7. Short Communication: Electrical energy saving through lamps ...

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    Modern Buildings of all types relies heavily on the use of electrical energy. This energy has to be properly utilized in order to avoid many problems both to the electric utilities supply companies and also to the consumer. This paper presents energy saving through replacement process of conventional electric lamps known ...

  8. Boiler house modernization through shared savings program

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    Breault, R.W. [Tecogen, Waltham, MA (United States)

    1995-12-31

    Throughout Poland as well as the rest of Eastern Europe, communities and industries rely on small heat only boilers to provide district and process heat. Together these two sectors produce about 85,000 MW from boilers in the 2 to 35 MW size range. The bulk of these units were installed prior to 1992 and must be completely overhauled to meet the emission regulations which will be coming into effect on January 1, 1998. Since the only practical fuel is coal in most cases, these boilers must be either retrofit with emission control technology or be replaced entirely. The question that arises is how to accomplish this given the current tight control of capital in Poland and other East European countries. A solution that we have for this problem is shared savings. These boilers are typically operating with a quiet low efficiency as compared to western standards and with excessive manual labor. Installing modernization equipment to improve the efficiency and to automate the process provides savings. ECOGY provides the funds for the modernization to improve the efficiency, add automation and install emission control equipment. The savings that are generated during the operation of the modernized boiler system are split between the client company and ECOGY for a number of years and then the system is turned over in entirety to the client. Depending on the operating capacity, the shared savings agreement will usually span 6 to 10 years.

  9. Food Processing Contracts: Savings for Schools.

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    Van Egmond-Pannell, Dorothy

    1983-01-01

    Food processing contracts between schools and food manufacturers can result in huge cost savings. Fairfax County, Virginia, is one of 30 "letter of credit" sites in a three-year study of alternatives. After one year it appears that schools can purchase more for the dollar in their local areas. (MD)

  10. Saving and credit cooperatives in Mexico

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    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The Saving service and Credit Popular (Cajas de Ahorro y Credito Popular first appeared in Mexico in 1951 at the initiative of the priest Pedro Velazquez, similar to the popular savings banks that existed in Canada, which had been founded by Alphonse Desjardins in the early XX century.These savings service (Cajas de Ahorro were developing successfully in almost all Mexican communities, most of them remained faithful to the principles and ordinances of the church that gave rise to them, without the government participate in this activity and without policies encouraging or regulatory actions. It was not until 1991 when the General Law of Organizations and Auxiliary Credit Activities (Ley General de Organizaciones y Actividades was enacted. However in 2000 they began to emerge problems arising from fraudulent activities by some people taking advantage of loopholes established irregular saving services. Consequently and in order to solve these problems was changing the law. The last of the fraud occurred with the popular financial called FICREA (2015, to which was amended regulatory law again and while thus sought to avoid another fraud, who really was affected is a large amount very poor indigenous and peasants.Received: 03.06.2015Accepted: 17.07.2015

  11. Should Reformers Support Education Savings Accounts?

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    Ladner, Matthew; Smith, Nelson

    2016-01-01

    In this article, "Education Next" talks with Matthew Ladner and Nelson Smith on the topic of Education Savings Accounts (ESAs). ESAs apply the logic of school choice to the ever-expanding realm of education offerings. Rather than simply empowering families to select the school of their choice, ESAs provide families with most or all of…

  12. Charter School Spending and Saving in California

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    Reed, Sherrie; Rose, Heather

    2015-01-01

    Examining resource allocation practices, including savings, of charter schools is critical to understanding their financial viability and sustainability. Using 9 years of finance data from California, we find charter schools spend less on instruction and pupil support services than traditional public schools. The lower spending on instruction and…

  13. Defining a standard metric for electricity savings

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    Koomey, J.; Akbari, H.; Blumstein, C.; Brown, M.; Brown, R.; Calwell, C.; Carter, S.; Cavanagh, R.; Chang, A.; Claridge, D.; Craig, P.; Diamond, R.; Eto, J.H.; Fulkerson, W.; Gadgil, A.; Geller, H.; Goldemberg, J.; Goldman, C.; Goldstein, D.B.; Greenberg, S.; Hafemeister, D.; Harris, J.; Harvey, H.; Heitz, E.; Hirst, E.; Hummel, H.; Kammen, D.; Kelly, H.; Laitner, S.; Levine, M.; Lovins, A.; Masters, G.; McMahon, J.E.; Meier, A.; Messenger, M.; Millhone, J.; Mills, E.; Nadel, S.; Nordman, B.; Price, L.; Romm, J.; Ross, M.; Rufo, M.; Sathaye, J.; Schipper, Lee; Schneider, S.H.; Sweeney, J.L.; Verdict, M.; Vorsatz, D.; Wang, D.; Weinberg, C.; Wilk, R.; Wilson, J.; Worrell, E.

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    The growing investment by governments and electric utilities in energy efficiency programs highlights the need for simple tools to help assess and explain the size of the potential resource. One technique that is commonly used in this effort is to characterize electricity savings in terms of

  14. Estimates of Savings Achievable from Irrigation Controller

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    Williams, Alison; Fuchs, Heidi; Whitehead, Camilla Dunham

    2014-03-28

    This paper performs a literature review and meta-analysis of water savings from several types of advanced irrigation controllers: rain sensors (RS), weather-based irrigation controllers (WBIC), and soil moisture sensors (SMS).The purpose of this work is to derive average water savings per controller type, based to the extent possible on all available data. After a preliminary data scrubbing, we utilized a series of analytical filters to develop our best estimate of average savings. We applied filters to remove data that might bias the sample such as data self-reported by manufacturers, data resulting from studies focusing on high-water users, or data presented in a non-comparable format such as based on total household water use instead of outdoor water use. Because the resulting number of studies was too small to be statistically significant when broken down by controller type, this paper represents a survey and synthesis of available data rather than a definitive statement regarding whether the estimated water savings are representative.

  15. Why Save Wilderness?--Fruits and Veggies!

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    Kowalewski, David

    2015-01-01

    Why save wilderness? Environmental educators usually offer ecosystemic and aesthetic reasons, yet clearly this abstract approach has failed to resonate with the wider public. In this article I adopt a nutritional strategy based on a broad array of sources. Wild plant food, in terms of economics, ubiquity, and other measures, performs very well…

  16. Saving energy: bringing down Europe's enery prices

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    Molenbroek, E.; Blok, K.

    2012-01-01

    In June 2011 the European Commission proposed a new Directive on Energy Efficiency. Its purpose is to put forward a framework to deliver the EU’s target of reducing its energy consumption by 20% by 2020. Currently, the EU is only on track to achieve half of those savings. Apart from the

  17. Savings Growth and the Path of Utility

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    Hamilton, K.; Withagen, C.A.A.M.

    2007-01-01

    We derive an expression relating the change in instantaneous utility to the growth of net (genuine) saving in an economy with multiple stocks and externalities that maximizes welfare in the utilitarian sense. This result is then shown to hold for decentralized competitive efficient economies as

  18. Exploring Demand Charge Savings from Commercial Solar

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    Darghouth, Naim [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Barbose, Galen [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Mills, Andrew [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Wiser, Ryan [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Gagnon, Pieter [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Bird, Lori [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)

    2017-07-31

    Commercial retail electricity rates commonly include a demand charge component, based on some measure of the customer’s peak demand. Customer-sited solar PV can potentially reduce demand charges, but the magnitude of these savings can be difficult to predict, given variations in demand charge designs, customer loads, and PV generation profiles. Moreover, depending on the circumstances, demand charges from solar may or may not align well with associated utility cost savings. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are collaborating in a series of studies to understand how solar PV can reduce demand charge levels for a variety of customer types and demand charges designs. Previous work focused on residential customs with solar. This study, instead, focuses on commercial customers and seeks to understand the extent and conditions under which rooftop can solar reduce commercial demand charges. To answer these questions, we simulate demand charge savings for a broad range of commercial customer types, demand charge designs, locations, and PV system characteristics. This particular analysis does not include storage, but a subsequent analysis in this series will evaluate demand charge savings for commercial customers with solar and storage.

  19. 5 CFR 9701.527 - Savings provision.

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    2010-01-01

    ....527 Administrative Personnel DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY-OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT) DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Labor-Management Relations § 9701.527 Savings provision. This subpart does not...

  20. Reactors Save Energy, Costs for Hydrogen Production

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    2014-01-01

    While examining fuel-reforming technology for fuel cells onboard aircraft, Glenn Research Center partnered with Garrettsville, Ohio-based Catacel Corporation through the Glenn Alliance Technology Exchange program and a Space Act Agreement. Catacel developed a stackable structural reactor that is now employed for commercial hydrogen production and results in energy savings of about 20 percent.

  1. Shared services centers can drive significant savings.

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    McDowell, Jim

    2011-06-01

    A study of more than 30 U.S. integrated delivery systems (IDSs) found that implementing effective shared services centers can drive significant cost savings in human resources, accounts payable, and procurement. Many IDSs have not adopted effective shared services strategies. Implementing administrative shared services involves low risk and a relatively low start-up investment.

  2. School Safety: Saving Lives with AEDs

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    Slusser, Greg

    2012-01-01

    Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) on school and university campuses have saved many lives. Students, teachers and community members have been among the fortunate ones pulled from the brink of death. Medical studies validating the effectiveness of AEDs in schools and other public settings have been published in numerous medical journals.…

  3. Savings education: Learning the value of self-control.

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    Patricia A. Hutton

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available This article proposes a funded school-based allowance and savings program targeted at economically disadvantaged students with poor educational outcomes to help poor children develop less present-biased time preference patterns so as to increase student effort and skills acquisition, avoid the pitfalls that pave the path of adolescence and move from poverty to middle class status as adults. Time orientation is associated with low educational investments, poor educational outcomes, out-of wedlock and teenage childbirth, criminality, and poverty, and nothing better characterizes the role of time preferences in distinguishing socioeconomic classes than attitudes and behavior with respect to money income. In poverty, money income is to be spent whereas in the middle class and the wealthy, money is to be managed and invested and children are taught the value of self-control and delayed gratification through the accumulation, savings and investment of regular allowances. We propose a model program parameterized in a way that children, given complete freedom of choice, should develop more future oriented preferences resulting in greater effort and skills acquisition in school, and the habits of conduct necessary for productive work life. Program cost, which cannot exceed program design, can be reasonably anticipated and is directly related to the benefit - the more that a child saves, the higher the cost, but the more likely that the child has acquired a future time orientation. We present evidence that even if the estimated maximum disbursements occurred and only a minimal percent of participating students changed their lives, the estimated benefits should outweigh disbursement costs.

  4. Breakthrough Energy Savings with Waterjet Technology

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    Lee W. Saperstein; R. Larry Grayson; David A. Summers; Jorge Garcia-Joo; Greg Sutton; Mike Woodward; T.P. McNulty

    2007-05-15

    Experiments performed at the University of Missouri-Rolla's Waterjet Laboratory have demonstrated clearly the ability of waterjets to disaggregate, in a single step, four different mineral ores, including ores containing iron, lead and copper products. The study focused mainly on galena-bearing dolomite, a lead ore, and compared the new technology with that of traditional mining and milling to liberate the valuable constituent for the more voluminous host rock. The technical term for the disintegration of the ore to achieve this liberation is comminution. The potential for energy savings if this process can be improved, is immense. Further, if this separation can be made at the mining face, then the potential energy savings include avoidance of transportation (haulage and hoisting) costs to move, process and store this waste at the surface. The waste can, instead, be disposed into the available cavities within the mine. The savings also include the elimination of the comminution, crushing and grinding, stages in the processing plant. Future prototype developments are intended to determine if high-pressure waterjet mining and processing can be optimized to become cheaper than traditional fragmentation by drilling and blasting and to optimize the separation process. The basic new mining process was illustrated in tests on two local rock types, a low-strength sandstone with hematite inclusions, and a medium to high-strength dolomite commonly used for construction materials. Illustrative testing of liberation of minerals, utilized a lead-bearing dolomite, and included a parametric study of the optimal conditions needed to create a size distribution considered best for separation. The target goal was to have 50 percent of the mined material finer than 100 mesh (149 microns). Of the 21 tests that were run, five clearly achieved the target. The samples were obtained as run-of-mine lumps of ore, which exhibited a great deal of heterogeneity within the samples. This

  5. Analisis Peluang dan Tantangan Pengembangan Agroindustri Kelapa

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    Suci Wulandari

    2017-03-01

    phases. Through the implementation of Knowledge Management, coconut agroindustry isexpected to become the business units that have optimal value capable of performingcompetitiveness. Finally, it will satisfy the consumers through on time delivery product, createthe customer loyalty which in turn increase the sales growth and gain the result in financialaspects in earning growth

  6. A Novel Sensor Platform Matching the Improved Version of IPMVP Option C for Measuring Energy Savings

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    Ching-Yuan Chang

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available It is easy to measure energy consumption with a power meter. However, energy savings cannot be directly computed by the powers measured using existing power meter technologies, since the power consumption only reflects parts of the real energy flows. The International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP was proposed by the Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO to quantify energy savings using four different methodologies of A, B, C and D. Although energy savings can be estimated following the IPMVP, there are limitations on its practical implementation. Moreover, the data processing methods of the four IPMVP alternatives use multiple sensors (thermometer, hygrometer, Occupant information and power meter readings to simulate all facilities, in order to determine an energy usage benchmark and the energy savings. This study proposes a simple sensor platform to measure energy savings. Using usually the Electronic Product Code (EPC global standard, an architecture framework for an information system is constructed that integrates sensors data, power meter readings and occupancy conditions. The proposed sensor platform is used to monitor a building with a newly built vertical garden system (VGS. A VGS shields solar radiation and saves on energy that would be expended on air-conditioning. With this platform, the amount of energy saved in the whole facility is measured and reported in real-time. The data are compared with those obtained from detailed measurement and verification (M&V processes. The discrepancy is less than 1.565%. Using measurements from the proposed sensor platform, the energy savings for the entire facility are quantified, with a resolution of ±1.2%. The VGS gives an 8.483% daily electricity saving for the building. Thus, the results show that the simple sensor platform proposed by this study is more widely applicable than the four complicated IPMVP alternatives and the VGS is an effective tool in reducing the

  7. A novel sensor platform matching the improved version of IPMVP option C for measuring energy savings.

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    Tseng, Yen-Chieh; Lee, Da-Sheng; Lin, Cheng-Fang; Chang, Ching-Yuan

    2013-05-22

    It is easy to measure energy consumption with a power meter. However, energy savings cannot be directly computed by the powers measured using existing power meter technologies, since the power consumption only reflects parts of the real energy flows. The International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) was proposed by the Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO) to quantify energy savings using four different methodologies of A, B, C and D. Although energy savings can be estimated following the IPMVP, there are limitations on its practical implementation. Moreover, the data processing methods of the four IPMVP alternatives use multiple sensors (thermometer, hygrometer, Occupant information) and power meter readings to simulate all facilities, in order to determine an energy usage benchmark and the energy savings. This study proposes a simple sensor platform to measure energy savings. Using usually the Electronic Product Code (EPC) global standard, an architecture framework for an information system is constructed that integrates sensors data, power meter readings and occupancy conditions. The proposed sensor platform is used to monitor a building with a newly built vertical garden system (VGS). A VGS shields solar radiation and saves on energy that would be expended on air-conditioning. With this platform, the amount of energy saved in the whole facility is measured and reported in real-time. The data are compared with those obtained from detailed measurement and verification (M&V) processes. The discrepancy is less than 1.565%. Using measurements from the proposed sensor platform, the energy savings for the entire facility are quantified, with a resolution of ±1.2%. The VGS gives an 8.483% daily electricity saving for the building. Thus, the results show that the simple sensor platform proposed by this study is more widely applicable than the four complicated IPMVP alternatives and the VGS is an effective tool in reducing the carbon

  8. Analisis Kemiskinan dan Disparitas Ekonomi di Kabupaten Banyuwangi Melalui Pendekatan Partisipatif

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    Nur Anim Jauhariyah

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Gambaran kemiskinan di Kabupaten Banyuwangi, walaupun telah terjadi penurunan jumlah penduduk miskin secara konsisten, namun jumlah penduduk yang hidup di bawah garis kemiskinan dapat dikatakan masih cukup besar. Analisis kemiskinan di Kecamatan Wongsorejo, Kalipuro, dan Licin menggunakan pendekatan partisipatif Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA dan disparitas ekonomi menggunakan analisis Indeks Williamson dan Indeks Entropy Theil. Hasil analisis menunjukkan bahwa enyebab kemiskinan dan ketimpangan ekonomi di Kecamatan Wongsorejo, Kalipuro, dan Licin antara lain Umur, tingkat pendidikan, kondisi rumah tempat tinggal,  sebagai beberapa faktor internal penyebab kemiskinan  dan kebijakan pemerintah, keterbatasan modal, frekuensi kegiatan penyuluhan sebagai faktor eksternal yang mempengaruhi tingkat pendapatan rumah tangga dan merupakan indikator penyebab terjadinya kemiskinan di Kecamatan Wongsorejo, Kalipuro, dan Licin. Hasil analisis IW menunjukkan bahwa pada Tahun 2012, ketimpangan tertinggi berada di Kecamatan Muncar dengan nilai ketimpangan 0,4645 diikuti Kecamatan Wongsorejo 0,3279 dan Kalipuro 0,2616. Hasil analisis indeks entropi theil menunjukkan bahwa pada Tahun 2012, ketimpangan tertinggi berada di Kecamatan Kecamatan Wongsorejo 0,0264 diikuti Kecamatan Licin 0,0188 dan Kalipuro 0,0153. Kebijakan yang dapat digulirkan sesuai dengan data sekunder dan primer untuk menurunkan angka kemiskinan dan disparitas ekonomi di Kecamatan Wongsorejo, Kalipuro, dan Licin yaitu dengan pembentukan strategi pengembangan agribisnis berbasis komunitas petani. Karena mengingat kaum miskin mayoritas adalah bekerja pada sektor pertanian

  9. Meta Analisis sa Pagsusuri ng Maiikling Kwento sa mga Tesis at Disertasyon

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    Regina I. Cuizon

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Anumang mga pagbabago na makikita sa mundo ay bunga ng pananaliksik. Ang meta-analisis ay isa sa mga bunga ng pananaliksik na ginagamit sa kasalukuyan bilang teknik upang malaman iba pang mga nagsulputang informasyon. Ito’y pag-aaral sa mga pag-aaral. Isang kritikal at sistematikong pagsusuri sa istruktura ng mga pag-aaral. Maging gabay sa mga gradwadong paaralan sa pagpili ng paksang pagaaralan. Pangunahing layunin na matiyak ang mga pamamaraan sa pagsusuri ng maiikling kwento ng mga tesis at disertasyong nagawa mula sa mga piling SUCs. Desinyong kwalitatibo - kontent analisis sa pagsusuri ng: kaanyuan ayon sa suliranin, metodolohiya, paglalahad at interpretasyon ng mga datos, natuklasan, konklusyon, at rekomendasyon; kahinatnan ayon sa pagkatulad, pagkakaiba at kabuluhan; Emerging tema. Napag-alaman na ang karaniwang pinag-aralan ay 30% kahalagahang pangkatauhan, 20% larawangdiwa ng mga kababaihan at 10% gramatikang aspeto. Sa metodolohiyang ginamit, 80% desinyong kwalitatibo at 20% kwantitatibo-kwalitatibo. Sa paglikom ng datos 60% diretsahang pagsusuri, 30% talatanungan at 10% tseklis. Sa pag-analisa 90% kontent analisis at 10% gramatikal analisis. Batay sa natuklasan, ang pagsusuri ng maiikling kwento sa mga tesis at disertasyon mula sa iba’t ibang paaralan gamit ang meta analisis ay isang epektibo, mabisa, objektibong paraan at kagamitan na magagamit sa makatarungang paghatol; pamumuna sa kabuluhan at kagandahan; paghaham- bing sa mga kritikal na isyu; at pormulasyon ng panibagong pamantayan at batas.

  10. A comparison of modern investment-linked pension savings products

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    Linneman, Per; Bruhn, Kenneth; Steffensen, Mogens

    2015-01-01

    This paper is a continuation of and a supplement to the paper by Jørgensen & Linnemann. Both papers deal with TimePension – a (formula-based) smoothed investment-linked annuity pension scheme. Both papers compare TimePension with other pension savings products using stochastic financial simulation....... TimePension as well as the financial model and simulation concept being used in both papers were introduced in the paper op cit. Jørgensen & Linnemann compare TimePension with a traditional with-profits scheme involving bonus entitlement and an investment-linked Unit Link scheme with a fixed proportion...... of assets invested in equities and other so-called risky assets. Here, TimePension is compared with two investment-linked life-cycle (target date) products. The focus is especially on the decumulation period, and we show that despite the fact that the life-cycle products reduce investment risk in retirement...

  11. Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures; January 2012 - March 2013

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    Jayaweera, T.; Haeri, H.

    2013-04-01

    Under the Uniform Methods Project, DOE is developing a framework and a set of protocols for determining the energy savings from specific energy efficiency measures and programs. The protocols provide a straightforward method for evaluating gross energy savings for common residential and commercial measures offered in ratepayer-funded initiatives in the United States. They represent a refinement of the body of knowledge supporting energy efficiency evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) activities. This document deals with savings from the following measures: commercial and industrial lighting, commercial and industrial lighting controls, small commercial and residential unitary and split system HVAC cooling equipment, residential furnaces and boilers, residential lighting, refrigerator recycling, whole-building retrofit using billing analysis, metering, peak demand and time-differentiated energy savings, sample design, survey design and implementation, and assessing persistence and other evaluation issues.

  12. Program-oriented approach to resource saving issues in construction materials industry

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    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The construction as a sector of the economy is one of the largest consumers of energy resources, and the building materials industry is today one of the most energy-intensive construction industry. At the enterprises of the building materials industry the different approaches and methods are used to solve resource and energy problems. Energy saving is considered not as an complex approach in the enterprise activity, but as activity for the implementation of specific energy-saving projects, which have limitations in time and in resources. The authors suggest to use a softwareoriented approach to solving the problems of resource and energy saving. For practical application of program-oriented approach we offer to use a structuring method of the decision-making, not previously used to solve problems of resource and energy saving.

  13. 76 FR 16477 - General Reporting and Recordkeeping by Savings Associations and Savings and Loan Holding Companies

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    ... [email protected] . OTS will post comments and the related ] index on the OTS Internet Site... each savings and loan holding company), 12 CFR part 226 (Regulation Z, truth in lending), 12 CFR part...

  14. ANALISIS INVENTORI REAKTOR DAYA EKSPERIMENTAL JENIS REAKTOR GAS TEMPERATUR TINGGI

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    Sri Kuntjoro

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRAK ANALISIS INVENTORI REAKTOR DAYA EKSPERIMENTAL JENIS REAKTOR GAS TEMPERATUR TINGGI. Berkaitan dengan rencana Badan Tenaga Nuklir Nasional (BATAN untuk mengoperasikan reaktor eksperimental jenis Reaktor Gas Temperatur Tinggi (RGTT, maka diperlukan analisis keselamatan terhadap reaktor terutama yang berkaitan dengan issue lingkungan. Analisis sebaran radionuklida dari reaktor ke lingkungan pada kondisi operasi normal atau abnormal diawali dengan estimasi sumber radionuklida di teras reaktor (inventori teras berdasarkan pada tipe, daya, dan operasi reaktor. Tujuan penelitian adalah melakukan analisis inventori teras untuk disain Reaktor Daya Eksperimental (RDE jenis reaktor gas temperature tinggi berdaya 10 MWt, 20 MWt dan 30 MWt. Analisis dilakukan menggunakan program ORIGEN2 berbasis pustaka penampang lintang pada temperatur tinggi. Perhitungan diawali dengan membuat modifikasi beberapa parameter pustaka tampang lintang berdasarkan temperatur rata-rata teras sebesar 5700 °C dan dilanjutkan dengan melakukan perhitungan inventori reaktor untuk reaktor RDE berdaya 10 MWt. Parameter utama reaktor RDE 10 MWt yang digunakan dalam perhitungan sama dengan parameter utama reaktor HTR-10. Setelah inventori reaktor RDE 10 MWt diperoleh, dilakukan perbandingan dengan hasil dari peneliti terdahulu. Berdasarkan kesesuaian hasil yang didapat dilakukan desain untuk reaktor RDE 20MWEt dan 30 MWt untuk memperoleh parameter utama reaktor tersebut berupa jumlah bahan bakar pebble bed di teras reaktor, tinggi dan diameter teras. Berdasarkan pareameter utama teras dilakukan perhitungan inventori teras RDE 20 MWt dan 30 MWt dengan metode yang sama dengan metode perhitungan pada RDE 10 MWt. Hasil yang diperoleh adalah inventori terbesar untuk reaktor RDE 10 MWt, 20 MWt dan 30 MWt secara berurutan untuk kelompok Kr adalah sekitar 1,00E+15 Bq, 1,20E+16 Bq, 1,70E+16 Bq untuk kelompok I sebesar 6,50E+16 Bq, 1,20E+17 Bq, 1,60E+17 Bq dan untuk

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    NONE

    2010-07-01

    Energy saving is worthwhile in various ways: One saves money, preserves the environment and simultaneously contributes to climate protection. There are numerous possibilities of the energy conservation. The handbook under consideration is to help to survey the variety of measures of modernization and to enable the optimal decision. In addition, the handbook contains numerous practical hints, how the everyday consumption of electricity can be lowered as simply and fast as possible and the environment can be protected effectively.

  16. Public Policy Toward Life Saving: Maximize Lives Saved vs. Consumer Sovereignty

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    William Gould; Richard Thaler

    1980-01-01

    This paper is a theoretical analysis of individual and societal demands for life saving. We begin by demonstrating that the allocation of health expenditures to maximize lives saved may be inconsistent with the willingness-to-pay criterion and consumer sovereignty. We further investigate the effects of information on aggregate willingness to pay. This discussion is related to the concepts of statistical and identified lives. Methods of financing health expenditures are considered. We show tha...

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    2000-08-01

    Hyosung is the biggest thread manufacturing company in Korea and the fourth in the World. It has integrated production system from nylon, polyester, and spandex thread to tirecord, textile fabrics, carpet and dyeing. Hyosung Kumi 1 factory, the biggest PET thread manufacturer in Korea producing 600 ton per day, is a highly energy consuming factory consuming 16.2 billion of energy and 8% of its sales. However, it saved Korean Won 1.07 billion in 1999 by implementing energy saving steadily.

  18. How to save Medicare: the anti-aging remedy.

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    Blagosklonny, Mikhail V

    2012-08-01

    The unprecedented progress in aging research has revealed that rapamycin, a clinically approved drug, is actually an anti-aging agent, which potentially could be employed to delay age-related diseases, thus extending healthy life span. The possibility of preventing diseases by staying young is remarkable in itself. At the same time this advance could save Medicare as we know it. Here I discuss how anti-aging interventions could solve otherwise intractable political problems without tax increases or curtailment of health care benefits.

  19. REMINDER Saved Leave Scheme (SLS) : Transfer of leave to saved leave accounts

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    HR Division

    2002-01-01

    Under the provisions of the voluntary saved leave scheme (SLS), a maximum total of 10 days'*) annual and compensatory leave (excluding saved leave accumulated in accordance with the provisions of Administrative Circular No. 22B) can be transferred to the saved leave account at the end of the leave year (30 September). We remind you that, since last year, unused leave of all those taking part in the saved leave scheme at the closure of the leave-year accounts is transferred automatically to the saved leave account on that date. Therefore, staff members have no administrative steps to take. In addition, the transfer, which eliminates the risk of omitting to request leave transfers and rules out calculation errors in transfer requests, will be clearly shown in the list of leave transactions that can be consulted in EDH from October 2002 onwards. Furthermore, this automatic leave transfer optimizes staff members' chances of benefiting from a saved leave bonus provided that they are still participants in the schem...

  20. Saved Leave Scheme (SLS) : Simplified procedure for the transfer of leave to saved leave accounts

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    HR Division

    2001-01-01

    As part of the process of streamlining procedures, the HR and AS Divisions have jointly developed a system whereby annual and compensatory leave will henceforth be automatically transferred1) to saved leave accounts. Under the provisions of the voluntary saved leave scheme (SLS), a maximum total of 10 days'2) annual and compensatory leave (excluding saved leave accumulated in accordance with the provisions of Administrative Circular No. 22 B) can be transferred to the saved leave account at the end of the leave year (30 September). Previously, every person taking part in the scheme has been individually issued with a form for the purposes of requesting the transfer of leave to the leave account and the transfer has then had to be done manually by HR Division. To streamline the procedure, unused leave of all those taking part in the saved leave scheme at the closure of of the leave-year accounts will henceforth be transferred automatically to the saved leave account on that date. This simplification is in the ...