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  1. CIR v Niko

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    supply chain.14. 3Like any sensible businessman, Niko probably obtained advice from his lawyer and accountant and the transactions were carefully planned and executed. He disposed of his sole ..... another simply because of the tax benefits or disadvantages of a particular option. In terms of the South African tax system, ...

  2. CIR v Niko : A Question of Economic Reality | Stack | Southern ...

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    This article analyses the facts and judgment in CIR v Niko, involving the transfer of business assets from a sole trader to a company, the shares of which were substantially owned by the same sole trader. This case changed the inherently flawed, but prevailing practice at that stage of regarding a lump-sum payment from a ...

  3. Ethopathology and Civilization Diseases: Niko and Elisabeth Tinbergen on Autism. (United States)

    Vicedo, Marga


    The idea that some diseases result from a poor fit between modern life and our biological make-up is part of the long history of what historian of medicine Charles Rosenberg has called the "progress-and-pathology narrative." This article examines a key episode in that history: 1973 Nobel laureate Niko Tinbergen's use of an evolutionary framework to identify autism as a pathogenic effect of progress. Influenced by British psychiatrist John Bowlby's work, Tinbergen and his wife Elisabeth saw autistic children as victims of environmental stress caused mainly by mothers' failure to bond with their children and to protect them from conflicting situations. However, the author argues that their position was not "environmental." For them, autism was due to a failure of socialization but the mechanisms that explain that failure were established by biological evolution. Situating their views within the context of Niko's concern about the derailment of biological evolution by cultural evolution, this article shows that their ideas are of special significance for understanding the persistence of the view that civilization poses a risk to human health.

  4. Mida andis teile Tallinna ülikooli suvekoolis osalemine? / Ipios Nikos, Cheryl Johnson, Jevgenijs Kaktinš...[jt.

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    Küsimusele vastasid arst Ipios Nikos, luteri-anglikaani vaimulik, arheoloog Cheryl Johnson, ökonomist Jevgenijs Kaktinš, filosoofia magistrant Gabriele Avincola ja filosoofia üliõpilane Kaia Otstak

  5. Post in the 'modern': Greek film music and the work of Nikos Mamangakis

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    Pulakis Nik


    Full Text Available This article is focused on Nikos Mamangakis, one of the most ambiguous art-popular composers in Greece. His compositions for cinema are also quite provocative. Mamangakis' cooperation with Finos Film (the major Greek film production company in post-war era and, on the contrary, his collaboration with Nikos Perakis (one of the most well-known contemporary film directors vividly illustrate the transformation of film music from the so-called Old to the New Greek Cinema. Through an overall analysis of two of Mamangakis' most important film scores, I hope to reveal the transition process from a realistic modernist perspective to a postmodern one. A second goal is to present critically the general ideological shift in Greek socio-cultural sphere following the seventies change of polity. This paper underlines the perception of Greek music culture as a special case of Western music, which however holds its very distinct stylistic idioms, cultural practices and ideological functions.

  6. Revisión fragmentaria de mi correspondencia con Nikos y Heleni Kazantzakis

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    Jorge Zalamea


    Full Text Available Ha sido precisa la tozuda insistencia de algunos de mis amigos para que me decida a publicar ahora en las páginas siempre hospitalarias de este Boletín de la Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango una parte de mi correspondencia y de mis recuerdos de Nikos Kazantzakis, el griego a quien Thomas Mann y Albert Schweitzer consideraron como una de las más altas cimas de la literatura europea de nuestro tiempo.

  7. The 'Disadapted' Animal: Niko Tinbergen on Human Nature and the Human Predicament. (United States)

    Vicedo, Marga


    This paper explores ethologist Niko Tinbergen's path from animal to human studies in the 1960s and 1970s and his views about human nature. It argues, first, that the confluence of several factors explains why Tinbergen decided to cross the animal/human divide in the mid 1960s: his concern about what he called "the human predicament," his relations with British child psychiatrist John Bowlby, the success of ethological explanations of human behavior, and his professional and personal situation. It also argues that Tinbergen transferred his general adaptationist view of animal behavior to the realm of human biology; here, his concern about disadaptation led him to a view of human behavior that was strongly determined by the species' evolutionary past, a position that I call evolutionary determinism. These ideas can be seen in the work he carried out with his wife, Elisabeth Tinbergen, on autism. The paper concludes that Tinbergen's vision of human nature constitutes another version of what anthropologist Clifford Geertz called in 1966 the "stratigraphic" conception of the human: a view of human nature as a composite of levels in which a universal ancestral biological core is superimposed by psychological and cultural layers that represent accidental variation at best and pathological deviation at worst.

  8. Optimization of existing transport services – case study of the Niko Transport d.o.o. Company

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    Igor TRUPAC


    Full Text Available The operational efficiency of the transport-logistics chains is affected by all actors involved: linear companies, port authorities, stevedores, forwarders, agents as well as of the level of integration of terminals and hinterland transportation modes. At the moment, only the company Niko Transport d.o.o. offers the intermodal way of transport in Slovenia. As for any other transportation problem, time window constraints and the availability of alternative routings of intermodal transport poses additional challenges.The new strategy of the company was named »We select green«. Its main goal is the same effect with lower pollution. They understand they are part of whole logistic chains for which it is typical to become more and more sensible to the demands that concerns the protection of the environment. That is also one of the priority strategies of the EU. Launched in the Freight Transport Logistics Action Plan, Green Corridors support today the EU's agenda towards decarbonising transport while emphasising the need for efficient logistics. The goal of the article is to present the business of the Niko Transport d.o.o. company on the UK market, the introduction of the multimodal transport, the approval of the Marco Polo project, the selection of courses and partners. A research of the students of the Caledonian University of Glasgow as a part of the project is also presented in the article.

  9. Niko Županić and the Construction of the Yugoslav Ethnogenesis

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    Monika Milosavljević


    Full Text Available The paper considers the role of Niko Županić in the processes of translation of the anthropological and archaeological knowledges into the language of the political activism during the First World War and immediately after. As recorded by Sima Trojanović, Županić was employed at the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade in May 1914, as "anthropological clerk" with the duty to "first of all measure the Serbian people, and only after that the foreigners on the Balkan Peninsula". He was officially stationed here up to 1922, although he spent the war years out of the country, involved in political activism, along with other Serbian and Yugoslav intellectuals, with the aim of creating the state of the Yugoslavs. At the outbreak of the First World War, Županić spent the first three months as a volunteer in Niš, and was then sent to Rome and London, where he took part in the activities of the Yugoslav Board. During 1916 the Serbian Government sent him to the United States, to secure the support of the American Slovenes for the Yugoslav idea. From 1915 till the end of the war, he wrote studies on the South Slavic past and political announcements, drew the borders of the desired territories, held speeches on the unity of the Serbs, Slovenes, and Croats. His book Ethnogenesis of the Yugoslavs (1920, written during the war and at first aimed at the English-speaking audience, richly illustrates the ways in which all these activities intertwined. Here Županić stresses the "creative potency of the blood and racial source" of brachycefaly of the Illyrian natives observed in the case of the Yugoslavs. The critical analysis and contextualization of this volume makes possible the new insights into the concepts of identity in the history of the Serbian anthropology and archaeology. This study did not receive much attention in the archaeological circles, but its ideas have subsequently, selectively and indirectly become the part of the history of the Serbian


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    Nicola Giacomo A.G. Linza IV


    Full Text Available Professor Nikos A. Salingaros, a practicing Urbanist and Architectural Theorist, presents a powerful series of compelling hour-long lectures that apply cutting-edge mathematical techniques to architectural design. This breakthrough lecture series seeks to explain the foundations of architectural form using scientific concepts from hierarchical scaling to memes. Dr. Salingaros has applied the most exciting scientific developments of the past decade, such as fractals, complexity theory, evolutionary biology, and artificial intelligence to produce a series of lectures explaining in great detail the mathematical and scientific basis behind structure, and how structures affect the way in which human beings interact with the built environment. The twelve lectures were integrated to relate topics such as algorithmic processes, cellular automata, Sierpinski carpets, harmony-seeking computations, generative codes, and New Urbanist codes. The lectures were transmitted live via streaming video to participating institutions throughout the world, and have now been made freely available.

  11. Geothermobarometry for ultramafic assemblages from the Emeishan Large Igneous Province, Southwest China and the Nikos and Zulu Kimberlites, Nunavut, Canada (United States)

    Zhao, D.


    To understand and contrast the origins of ultramafic assemblages from basaltic and kimberlitic rocks and their associated deposits, such as V-Ti magnetite and Ni-Cu-(PGE) sulfide deposits and diamond, applicable thermobarometers were evaluated and applied to the ultramafic assemblages from the Emeishan Large Igneous Province (ELIP), Southwest China and from the Nikos and Zulu Kimberlites of Nunavut, Canada. The ELIP is located in the Yangtze Block, Southwest China and composed of Permian Emeishan Flood basalt (EFB) and associated layered mafic-ultramafic intrusions. Some of these intrusions host V-Ti magnetite deposits; while others contain Ni-Cu-(PGE) sulfide deposits. It is not clear why some intrusions host magnetite deposits and others contain sulfide deposits. The P-T conditions for the ultramafic assemblages from the mafic-ultramafic intrusions in the ELIP were calculated in order to understand the origins and the associated mineral deposits. The ultramafic assemblages are peridotite, olivine pyroxenite, pyroxenite in the layered intrusions and the common minerals include spinel, olivine, clinopyroxene, orthopyroxene, and minor magnetite and ilmenite. Using a two pyroxene thermometer and a Ca-Mg exchange barometer between olivine and clinopyroxene, a spinel-olivine-clinopyroxene-orthopyroxene assemblage from the Xinjie intrusion yields a T-P of 905°C and 17 kbar; and a similar assemblage from the Jinbaoshan intrusion yields a T-P of 1124°C and 31 kbar. The Nikos kimberlite, near Elwin Bay on Somerset Island, is located at the northeast end of the northeast-southwest kimberlite zone; and the Zulu kimberlite is located on the neighboring Brodeur Peninsula of Baffin Island, Nunavut. The ultramafic assemblages from the Canadian Kimberlites include garnet lherzolite, garnet-spinel lherzolite, spinel lherzolite, dunite, garnet websterite, spinel websterite and garnet clinopyroxenite. The calculated P-T conditions are in the range of 760 to 1180°C and 25 to 60

  12. Oh Captain, Captain... / Niko-kun

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    Jaapani animafilmid "Kuninganna Emeraldas" ("Queen Emeraldas") : režissöör Yuji Asada :1998 ja "Kosmose piraat kapten Harlock : lõputu odüsseia" ("Space Pirate Captain Harlock : The Endless Odyssey") : režissöör Rintaro : 2002

  13. Artur Lemba - tunglakandja : Ühe suurmehe metaelulugu / Ene Metsjärv ; intervjueerinud Marju Riisikamp

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    Metsjärv, Ene, 1943-


    Pianist, helilooja ja pedagoog Artur Lemba elust ja loometööst. A. Lemba õpilaste Veera Lensini, Salme Lohuaru (kuni 1950 Andre), Valentine Riivese, Tiiu Targamaa, Villem Reimanni ja Elsa Avessoni ülestähendusi oma õpetajast

  14. 25. juulil toimuvad kodukoha suurmehe Jakob Hurda 170. sünniaastapäeva pidustused

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    Vill, Sirje


    Jakob Hurda 170. sünniaastapäeva tähistatakse traditsioonilise kultuuriretkega Jakob Hurdaga seotud paikadesse, autasustatakse õpilaste uurimustööde võitjaid ja teemaüritusel "Jakob Hurt 170" Põlva Kultuuri- ja Huvikeskuses antakse üle laureaatidele Hurda-nimelised kultuuriauhinnad

  15. Oikeusvaltion idea – kontrolloiko valtio oikeutta vai oikeus valtiota? / Niko Soininen

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    Soininen, Niko


    Õigusriigi põhimõtetest Donald Trumpi USA-sse osalise sissesõidukeelu määruse, Euroopa Komisjoni ja Poola valitsuse vahelise õigusriigi nõuete järgimise vaidluse osas ning Soome õiguskantsleri avalduse näidetel

  16. The admissibility criterion under article 35(3)(b) ECHR: a "significant disadvantage" to human rights protection? / Nikos Vogiatzis

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    Vogiatzis, Nikos


    Vastuvõetavuse kriteeriumist Inimõiguste ja põhivabaduste kaitse konventsiooni artikli 35(3)(b) alusel, artiklist tulenevast piirangust õigusemõistmisele rahvusvahelisel tasandil ja individuaalkaebuse esitamise piirangutest Euroopa Inimõiguste Kohtusse

  17. Mütoloogia, ajalugu, kaasaeg : uuskreeka kirjandus eesti keeles Kalle Kasemaa vahendusel / Kaarina Rein

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    Rein, Kaarina


    Käsitletakse Nikos Kazantzakise, Pandelis Prevelakise, Odisseas Elitise, Ilias Venezise, Dido Sotiriu, Manolis Karagatsise, Menis Kumandarease, Aleksandros Papadiamandise, Kostas Asimakopulose, Nikos Kavvadiase loomingut

  18. Kaks teksti Juhan Torgilt : Eesti laste intelligents. 100 aastat Peeter Põllu sünnist / Juhan Tork

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    Tork, Juhan


    Artiklid "Eesti laste intelligents" ja "100 aastat Peeter Põllu sünnist" pärinevad J. Torgi raamatust "Juhan Tork. Seisata, rändur! Kanada, 1993". "Eesti laste intelligents" on tagasivaade J. Torgi monograafiale, mis oli ühtlasi tema doktoriväitekiri. "100 aastat Peeter Põllu sünnist" heidab valgust kahe suurmehe koostööle

  19. Organising for Effective Academic Entrepreneurship

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    van der Sijde, Peter; McGowan, Pauric; van de Velde, Theodor; Youngleson, Jonathan


    The contribution has three parts. In the first part the concept of academic entrepreneurship is explained, defined and put into the context of the entrepreneurial university. In the second part four cases are described: - (1) The Nikos case at the University of Twente: In Nikos teaching, research

  20. Pjarnuski tsentr iskusstv ozhidajet interesnoje leto

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    Rahvusvaheline aktinäitus "Mees ja naine" Pärnu uue kunsti muuseumis. Kreeka kunstnike Michaelis Manoussakise, Nikos Navridise ja Nikos Markou töödest. Tšehhit esindab kunstnikerühm Kamera Skura. Eestlastest äratavad tähelepanu Jaan Toomik ja Lembit Sarapuu

  1. Civic engagement

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    Puuronen, Vesa; Saari, Kari; Neuvonen, Samuli


    Vesa Puuronen, Kari Saari, Samuli Neuvonen, Niko Eskelinen and Klaus Levinsen (2014). (Ch 6), in Mark Ellison and Gary Pollock: Deliverable 4.6: Measuring participation. Europe-wide thematic report....

  2. Kuula. Koduperenaine, kuid mitte meeleheitel / Mart Juur

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    Juur, Mart, 1964-


    Briti duost Everything but the Girl. Heliplaatidest: Niko "The Frozen Borderline: 1968 - 1970", "A Tribute to Joni Mitchell", "Quentin Tarantino's "Death Proof' OST", "Timbaland "Timbaland presents: Shock Value", Kaiser Chiefs "Yours Truly, Angry Mob"

  3. Cthulhu Fhtagn! 10 teost, mida kindlasti kuulata / Stijn Van Cauter ; interv. Priit Kenkmann

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    Van Cauter, Stijn


    Küsimustele doom-metali alazhanrist funeral-doomist vastavad belgia muusik Stijn Van Cauter, Taani muusik Nortt ja soome bändi Thergothoni juhtfiguur Niko "Scorpio" Sirkiä. Doom-muusikaga heliplaatidest

  4. Introduction to Metagenomics at DOE JGI (Opening Remarks for the Metagenomics Informatics Challenges Workshop: 10K Genomes at a Time)

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    Kyrpides, Nikos [DOE JGI


    After a quick introduction by DOE JGI Director Eddy Rubin, DOE JGI's Nikos Kyrpides delivers the opening remarks at the Metagenomics Informatics Challenges Workshop held at the DOE JGI on October 12-13, 2011

  5. Kuni 31. VIII on Pärnu uue kunsti muuseumis väljas XI rahvusvaheline aktinäitus "Mees ja naine"

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    Mark Soosaare kureeritud näitusel osalevad kreeka kunstnikud Nikos Navridis, Michalis Manoussakis ja Nikos Markou, Tšehhi kunstirühmitus Kamera Skura, eesti kunstnikud Lembit Sarapuu, Jaan Toomik, Kaljo Põllu, Ilme ja Riho Kuld. Ateenas Frissirase muuseumis toimub Edward Lucie-Smithi kureeritud aktinäitus "Jumal muutub inimeseks", kus on väljas 11 teost Pärnu Uue Kunsti Muuseumist

  6. Book Reviews


    Matthews, Alan; Goldin, Ian; Colman, David; Bickerton, Thomas W.; Beghin, John C.; Croci-Angelini, Elisabetta


    Books reviewed include: Principles of Agricultural Economics by D. Colman and T. Young; World Agriculture: Toward 2000 by Nikos Alexandratos; Food Subsidies in Developing Countries: Costs, Benefits and Policy Options; Elasticities in International Agricultural Trade by Colin A. Carter and W. H. Gardiner; Macroeconomics, Agriculture and Exchange Rates; Government and Agriculture in Western Europe, 1880-1988 by M. Tracy

  7. Allegory and Nietzschean Values in Kafka, Camus, and Kazantzakis


    Naylor, Paul Kenneth


    The purpose of this these is to explore Nietzschean values as they appear in three modern allegories: Franz Kafka's The Castle, Albert Camus' The Plague, and Nikos Kazantzakis' Zorba the Greek. The intent is to illustrate Friedrich Nietzsche's three stages of the overman as they apply to Kafka, Camus, and Kazantzakis. (91 pages).

  8. Upper Secondary and First-Year University Students' Explanations of Animal Behaviour: To What Extent Are Tinbergen's Four Questions about Causation, Ontogeny, Function and Evolution, Represented? (United States)

    Pinxten, Rianne; Desclée, Mathieu; Eens, Marcel


    In 1963, the Nobel Prize-winning ethologist Niko Tinbergen proposed a framework for the scientific study of animal behaviour by outlining four questions that should be answered to have a complete understanding: causation, ontogeny, function and evolution. At present, Tinbergen's framework is still considered the best way to guide animal…

  9. Vulnerability Analysis of the MAVLink Protocol for Command and Control of Unmanned Aircraft (United States)


    Patton, Nikos Karapanos, Lorenz Meier, Peter Schwabe, Andrew Tridgell, Michael Oborne, Dr. Gareth Owen, and Capt Matthew Vincie, all of whom greatly...Frew and T. Brown . Networking Issues For Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems. In Unmanned Aircraft Systems : International Symposium on Unmanned Aerial

  10. Participation in India's oil industry

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    Bhasin, A.


    The way a small company the size of Niko Resources Ltd. was able to enter the Indian oil patch was described. India was chosen because it presented many indicators of success, including an overall economic growth of 5.3 % in 1994, foreign currency reserves standing at over US $20 billion, exports increase of 20 %, and the introduction of a dramatic program of economic, industrial and trade liberalization. According to most estimates, India's energy demand is likely to increase significantly, and the energy sector will need over US $18 billion worth of expansion by the year 2000. Niko was the first Canadian company to enter the oil and gas exploration and development sector in India, but the competition is becoming fierce. There are two rounds of bidding for exploration each year, and foreign companies are welcome to participate in the existing joint ventures

  11. A Decision Support Tool For Thrift Savings Plan Investors (United States)


    34:1797-1855 (December 1996). Canner, Niko and Gregory N. Mankiw , “An Asset Allocation Puzzle,” American Economic Review, 87:181-192 (March 1997... Economics in 1990 for his seminal research, Markowitz was the first researcher to analyze the overall risk of a portfolio of securities instead of the...bonds and 40% stocks, then this ratio should remain constant regardless of the total percentage of dollars dedicated to risky assets (Canner and Mankiw

  12. Miten tuotteistaa musiikkiäänite nykyistä kannattavammin?


    Suortti, Niko


    KYMENLAAKSON AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU Liiketoiminnan logistiikka SUORTTI, NIKO Miten tuotteistaa musiikkiäänite nykyistä kannattavam-min? Opinnäytetyö 50 sivua + 1 liitesivu Työn ohjaaja lehtori Marianne Roslund Toimeksiantaja Spinefarm Records Lokakuu 2014 Avainsanat musiikki, äänite, tuotteistaminen, markkinointi Internet pakotti yleistyessään koko musiikkiteollisuuden tarkastelemaan vallitsevia ra-kenteitaan. Musiikkiäänitteiden myynnin ja markkinoinnin lisäksi myös musii...

  13. The use of bevacizumab in a multilevel retinal hemorrhage secondary to retinal macroaneurysm: a 39-month follow-up case report


    Tsakpinis, Dimitrios; Nasr, Mayssa B; Tranos, Paris; Krassas, Nikos; Giannopoulos, Theodoros; Symeonidis, Chrysanthos; Dimitrakos, Stavros A; Konstas, Anastasios GP


    Dimitrios Tsakpinis1, Mayssa B Nasr1,2, Paris Tranos3, Nikos Krassas1, Theodoros Giannopoulos2, Chrysanthos Symeonidis1, Stavros A Dimitrakos1, Anastasios GP Konstas212nd University Department of Ophthalmology, Papageorgiou Hospital; 2Glaucoma Unit, 1st University, Department of Ophthalmology, AHEPA Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece; 3Retina Eye Center, Thessaloniki, GreecePurpose: The evaluation of long-term visual outcome after the use of bevacizumab for the management of multilevel hemorrhage...

  14. Soosaar Lucie-Smithi taktikepi all / Reet Varblane

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    Varblane, Reet, 1952-


    "Jumal saab inimeseks": Edward Lucie-Smithi kuraatoriprojekt Ateena Frissirase muuseumis 14. VII-12. IX ja Mark Soosaare kuraatoriprojekt Pärnu Uue Kunsti Muuseumis 5. VI-29. VIII. Sui Jianguo, Tim Maseini ja Jennifer Mehra, Olga Tobrelutsu, Genja Sheffi, Nikos Navridise, Jaan Toomiku, Michalis Manoussakise, Lembit Sarapuu, Kaljo Põllu ja tšehhi rühmituse Kamera Skura töödest

  15. He skenothesia mias gnorimias

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    Nørgaard, Lars


    I artiklen diskuteres mødet mellem Nikos Kazantzakis og Johannes Jørgensen i Assisi foråret 1924. I  Jørgensens dagbøger, nu på Det Kongelige Bibliotek i København, omtales mødet meget kort. Kazantzakis derimod refererer til mødet i sin korrespondance samt udførligt i forordet til sin oversættels...

  16. A Transgressão Moderna e Pós-utópica de Ulisses

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    Carolina Dônega Bernardes


    Full Text Available Always invoked by the literary tradition, the travel of Ulysses confirms, in some works,the ideal of the nostalgic hero bounded for home in order to achieve his nóstos, and, in other works, it reaffirms the impetus of the eternal sailor. Several are the representations of the last journey of Odyssey, including the Divine Comedy by Dante, Ulysses by Joyce and Odyssey by Nikos Kazantzakis. We intend in this article, to evaluate resumption of Homeric myth by Kazantzakis in the context of modernity and Haroldo de Campos in postmodernity.

  17. Cloud Chamber

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    Gfader, Verina

    Cloud Chamber takes its roots in a performance project, titled The Guests 做东, devised by Verina Gfader for the 11th Shanghai Biennale, ‘Why Not Ask Again: Arguments, Counter-arguments, and Stories’. Departing from the inclusion of the biennale audience to write a future folk tale, Cloud Chamber......: fiction and translation and translation through time; post literacy; world picturing-world typing; and cartographic entanglements and expressions of subjectivity; through the lens a social imaginary of worlding or cosmological quest. Art at its core? Contributions by Nikos Papastergiadis, Rebecca Carson...

  18. Antenna Performance Influenced by the Finite Extent and Conductivity of Ground Planes: A Collection of Reprints (United States)


    paper by W.D. Westfall ’Prediction of VLF diurnal phase changes and solar flare effect’, J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 67, No. 2, 916-917, Feb. 1962. B-11 I...tunnel non-uniformities in leaky feeder communication systems, IEEE Trans., Vol. AP-27, No. 4, pp. 560-564, July, 1979. 666 Book review of NikoZa Tesla ...probing of roof structures in coal wines, Radio Science, Vol. 15,%o. 6, 1105-1108, Nov. - Dec., 1980. (Sumuj7 of Mofiche article), Paper is available on

  19. Reproducing crucible steel: a practical guide and a comparative analysis to persian manuscripts

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    Moshtagh Khorasani, Manouchehr


    Full Text Available Different terms are used in old Persian manuscripts, such as Ta’id Besârat, to define and refer to crucible or watered steel and different types of swords. However, there are few manuscripts that describe the way crucible steel cakes and blades were made such as the manuscript Gŏharnâme. The present article deals with the making of crucible steel as described in Persian manuscripts and also with a new reproduction process of making crucible steel as conducted by the Finnish smith Niko Hynninen.Los antiguos manuscritos persas, tales como Ta’id Besârat, emplean diversos términos para definir y referirse al acero de crisol o acero de Damasco y a diversos tipos de espada. Sin embargo, existen pocos manuscritos que describan el modo en que se elaboraban los lingotes y hojas de acero de crisol, entre ellos el manuscrito Gŏharnâme. El presente artículo describe el proceso de elaboración del acero de crisol tal y como lo refieren los manuscritos persas, así como una moderna reproducción del mismo realizada por el forjador finlandés Niko Hynninen.

  20. Brucella abortus ure2 region contains an acid-activated urea transporter and a nickel transport system

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    García-Lobo Juan M


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Urease is a virulence factor that plays a role in the resistance of Brucella to low pH conditions, both in vivo and in vitro. Brucella contains two separate urease gene clusters, ure1 and ure2. Although only ure1 codes for an active urease, ure2 is also transcribed, but its contribution to Brucella biology is unknown. Results Re-examination of the ure2 locus showed that the operon includes five genes downstream of ureABCEFGDT that are orthologs to a nikKMLQO cluster encoding an ECF-type transport system for nickel. ureT and nikO mutants were constructed and analyzed for urease activity and acid resistance. A non-polar ureT mutant was unaffected in urease activity at neutral pH but showed a significantly decreased activity at acidic pH. It also showed a decreased survival rate to pH 2 at low concentration of urea when compared to the wild type. The nikO mutant had decreased urease activity and acid resistance at all urea concentrations tested, and this phenotype could be reverted by the addition of nickel to the growth medium. Conclusions Based on these results, we concluded that the operon ure2 codes for an acid-activated urea transporter and a nickel transporter necessary for the maximal activity of the urease whose structural subunits are encoded exclusively by the genes in the ure1 operon.

  1. Scientific Information Policy Board 90th Meeting

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    Gigi Rolandi, sitting in the middle, chairing his last meeting of the Scientific Information Policy Board before his retirement. Rolandi was the chairman of the board from March 2006 until April 2017, a period that has seen lots of dynamics within the field of authoring, publishing and librarianship - both at CERN and beyond. In the first row from left to right: Eckhard Elsen (Director of Research), Jens Vigen (Head Librarian) Gigi Rolandi (SIPB Chair), Anita Hollier (Archivist) and Urs Wiedemann (Theory). In the second row from left to right: Nikos Kasioumis (Invited speaker), Alexander Kohls (Invited speaker), Stella Christodoulaki (Invited speaker), Nick Ellis (Chair CREB), Clara Troncon (ACCU), Annette Holtkamp (Scientific Information Service), Tim Smith (IT) Brigitte Bloch-Devaux (non-LHC experiments), Constantinos Loizides (ALICE), Thierry Stora (Engineering), John Jowett (Beams), Arjan Verweij (Technology), Anne Gentil-Beccot (Scientific Information Service), Fergus Wilson (LHCb), Ludmila Marian (Invit...

  2. Installation et Configuration Centralisées et Automatisées d’une Ferme de Serveur sous SLC6

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    Tourneyre, Stéphane; Mesnard, Emmanuel

    This report aims to present a study of the change of system installation and configuration of Linux servers with the distribution of Scientific Linux CERN (SLC) within the LHCb experiment at CERN. These servers are primarily used to sort the output data of various sensors detectors proton collisions. It was planned to explore a solution based software Cobbler / Puppet to replace the existing software, Quattor, to help install and configure automatically. First, these tests should be done on virtual machines and then putting these tools in real conditions with machines without hard disk, such as those in production. Currently, the use of software to allow configuration automates Puppet works and meets the expectations of the project manager, Niko Neufeld. Cobbler on, after various tests, it fails to meet our expectations fully. Therefore a thorough study should be continued or finding another software or by adapting Cobbler. For the part of the machines without hard disk, it should be done before the end of...

  3. Secondary Vocational Education in Working Environment

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    Gvido Melink


    Full Text Available The authors present a successful project of secondary vocational education carried out by our school for the occupation of a toolmaker and a machinist for the companies Domel, Indramat and Niko in Železniki, considering the modern methods of teaching adults and having consistently adjusted timetable of the lectures in accordance with the working hours of the candidates and the production process respectively. Lectures, training and practical work in the workshop were performed in the company and school's workshops and laboratories. In the additional chapter the authors draw attention to the problems of payment for the teachers of technical s ubjects, who enter the education process with great working experience from companies but start here as beginners since the school regulations do not define such cases.

  4. Springer Publishing Booth | 4-5 October

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    In the spirit of continuation of the CERN Book Fairs of the past years, Springer Nature will be present with a book and journal booth on October 4th and 5th, located as usual in the foyer of the Main Building. Some of the latest titles in particle physics and related fields will be on sale.   You are cordially invited to come to the booth to meet Heike Klingebiel (Licensing Manager / Library Sales), Hisako Niko (Publishing Editor) and Christian Caron (Publishing Editor). In particular, information about the new Nano database – nanomaterial and device profiles from high-impact journals and patents, manually abstracted, curated and updated by nanotechnology experts – will be available. The database is accessible here: 

  5. Dendrimers as tunable vectors of drug delivery systems and biomedical and ocular applications

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    Full Text Available Marina Kalomiraki,1 Kyriaki Thermos,2 Nikos A Chaniotakis1 1Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, 2Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Crete Voutes, Heraklion, Greece Abstract: Dendrimers are large polymeric structures with nanosize dimensions (1–10 nm and unique physicochemical properties. The major advantage of dendrimers compared with linear polymers is their spherical-shaped structure. During synthesis, the size and shape of the dendrimer can be customized and controlled, so the finished macromolecule will have a specific “architecture” and terminal groups. These characteristics will determine its suitability for drug delivery, diagnostic imaging, and as a genetic material carrier. This review will focus initially on the unique properties of dendrimers and their use in biomedical applications, as antibacterial, antitumor, and diagnostic agents. Subsequently, emphasis will be given to their use in drug delivery for ocular diseases. Keywords: nanoparticles, ocular diseases, encapsulation, macromolecule, diagnostic agent

  6. Media Review: Three Books on a New Economics: A German Perspective

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    Full Text Available The first part of this paper presents the ideas of Niko Paech and Christian Felber, two popular exponents of alternative economic models in Germany and Austria. Both authors invoke psychological and behavioral factors, noting that our current economic system is leaving people dependent, unhappy, and dissatisfied, and that this system’s values are contradictory to our constitutional and fundamental values. The book presented in the second part of the paper helps understand this absurdity. It’s Riane Eisler’s The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics, in which she explains how we can reach an understanding of connections that are still largely invisible, and change the mindsets responsible for replicating harmful behavior and policies reflected in our current economic system.

  7. atlas-ის დეტექტორის გეომეტრიული აღწერის დამუშავება სიმულაციისა და რეკონსტრუქციის პროგრამული პაკეტებისთვის

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    PhD thesis of Niko TSUTSKIRIDZE entitled “Development of Geometry Descriptions of ATLAS Detector for Simulation and Reconstruction Software Packages” concern with the investigation of Data vs Monte-Carlo discrepancies caused by geometry descriptions of ATLAS detector. This research and results will have impact on Physics results published by the ATLAS collaboration while contribute to a reduction of systematic uncertainties. The ATLAS simulation is implemented for a deep and wide range investigation of physics processes from the event generator in a format that is identical to the output of the ATLAS detector data acquisition system. Both the simulated data and detector outputs are running through the same trigger and reconstruction packages. However data analyses shows discrepancies of simulated and real data for some regions of the detector. In several cases they are caused by inaccuracies of the detector geometry descriptions used in the simulation. It is possible to formulate 2 hypotheses about the o...


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    Matilde Morcillo Rosillo


    Full Text Available RESUMEN Este trabajo es una aproximación al estudio de las relaciones hispano-helénicas durante las dictaduras militares de los generales Primo de Rivera en España y Pángalos en Grecia, a través de la prensa griega, la primera, y la correspondencia diplomática española, la segunda. Especial importancia requiere el papel desempeñado por el escritor griego Nikos Kazantzakis como enviado especial del general Pángalos para analizar la situación político-económica y artística de España, teniendo como telón de fondo las circunstancias políticas que tanto en Grecia como en España se están viviendo en esos momentos, e impulsar las relaciones entre ambas naciones, deterioradas después de la Primera Guerra Mundial. Palabras clave: Dictaduras, Primo de Rivera, España, Pángalos, Grecia, Kazantzakis. ABSTRACT This paper is an approach to the study of the Hispano-Hellenic relationships during the military dictatorships of the Primo de Rivera in Spain and Pángalos in Greece, through the Greek press, the first one, and the diplomatic Spanish correspondence, the second one. Special importance requires the role carried out by the Greek writer Nikos Kazantzakis as a special correspondent of general Pángalos to analyze the politico-economic and artistic situation of Spain, having as backdrop the political circumstances of both Greece and Spain in that moment, as well as to impel the relationships between both nations, deteriorated after the First World War. Key words: Dictatorships, Primo de Rivera, Spain, Pángalos, Greece, Kazantzakis.

  9. Предмети на културата (музикални инструменти и музиката в Библията. Към въпроса за музикалността на поетическото слово, за химнографията и лириката на Николай Лилиев

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    Galia Simeonova-Konach


    Full Text Available Cultural artefacts (musical instruments and music in the Bible: On the question of the music of poetry, hymnography and the lyric poetry of Nikolay Liliev The present paper is dedicated to the symbols of musical culture in semiotic and cultural discourse, as reflected by the category “cultural artefacts” (musical instruments in the Bible. At the same time, it is as an attempt to demonstrate the literary critical and musicological potential of the problem. The category “musical instruments” in biblical texts has been discussed in a historical perspective. Another issue analysed in the paper are the rhythmic and metric structures of Byzantine and Bulgarian hymnography. Both these questions are viewed from the perspective of musical and poetical homology in Bulgarian symbolist poetry, specifically in the lyric poetry of Nikolay Liliev, and of the connections of Orthodox hymnography with broadly understood musicality of poetry.   Artefakty (instrumenty muzyczne i muzyka w Biblii. O muzyczności tekstu literackiego, hymnografii i liryki Nikołaja Liliewa Artykuł poświęcony jest roli symboli kultury muzycznej w dyskursie semiotycznym i kulturowym na podstawie kategorii artefaktów kulturowych (instrumentów muzycznych w Biblii oraz stanowi próbę ukazania literacko-krytycznego i muzykologicznego potencjału zagadnienia. Kategoria „instrumenty muzyczne” w tekstach biblijnych została omówiona w perspektywie historycznej. Tekst analizuje również problematykę struktur rytmicznych i metrycznych hymnografii bizantyjskiej i bułgarskiej. W drugiej części artykułu oba zagad­nienia rozpatrywane są w aspekcie muzycznej i poetyckiej homologii poezji symbolistów bułgarskich, na podstawie liryki Nikołaja Lilijewa. Inną kwestię podejmowaną w wyżej wymienionym kontekście są niektóre związki i relacje pomiędzy hymnografią prawosławną a szeroko rozumianą muzycznością poezji.


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    Berislav Majhut


    Full Text Available Josip Kozarac (1858–1906 is considered to be one of the most important Slavonian and Croatian writers of Realism. However, the beginnings of his literary work written for children are seldom mentioned and even less frequently studied. Indeed, a few remarks about that part of Kozarac’s literary work disagree on which stories belong to The Tales of Grandfather Niko (Priče djeda Nike. Such an attitude towards what constitutes the corpus of Kozarac’s work under this title is closely linked to the issue of the affiliation of these stories to children’s literature. This study attempts to provide answers to two intertwined questions: first, do Priče djeda Nike (The Tales of Grandfather Niko belong to children’s literature and second, what is the exact scope of the work known as Priče djeda Nike? Having established that Priče djeda Nike undoubtedly belong to children’s literature, we will try to find their place in the history of Croatian children’s literature. We will argue that this work represents a transitory form of narration between, on the one hand, moralistic stories (which we find in the very popular translations of the stories by German authors Christoph Schmid and Franz Hoffmann and their Croatian epigones and, on the other, entrepreneurship narratives by Davorin Trstenjak, U radu je spas (Labor Will Save Us from 1885 and Dragoslav Heiligstein, Zlatne ruke (Golden Hands from 1930, which paved the way for socially engaged realistic novels, such as Mato Lovrak’s Vlak u snijegu (A Train in the Snow published in 1933 and Družba Pere Kvržice (Pero Kvržica’s Gang published in 1933, and Josip Pavičić’s Poletarci, published in 1937. The study will show that the number of stories published in the first monographic edition of Priče djeda Nike is different from the number of stories published in Pučke novine. The study also analyzes which stories Kozarac himself considered as those belonging to Priče djeda Nike.

  11. The use of bevacizumab in a multilevel retinal hemorrhage secondary to retinal macroaneurysm: a 39-month follow-up case report

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    Full Text Available Dimitrios Tsakpinis1, Mayssa B Nasr1,2, Paris Tranos3, Nikos Krassas1, Theodoros Giannopoulos2, Chrysanthos Symeonidis1, Stavros A Dimitrakos1, Anastasios GP Konstas212nd University Department of Ophthalmology, Papageorgiou Hospital; 2Glaucoma Unit, 1st University, Department of Ophthalmology, AHEPA Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece; 3Retina Eye Center, Thessaloniki, GreecePurpose: The evaluation of long-term visual outcome after the use of bevacizumab for the management of multilevel hemorrhage due to retinal arterial macroaneurysm (MA.Case report: A 71-year-old hypertensive female presented with sudden reduction of visual acuity in her left eye (OS. Fundoscopy revealed an arterial macroaneurysm with preretinal and subretinal hemorrhage in the eye. Due to significant macular involvement, the patient received two intravitreal injections of bevacizumab within 2 months.Results: Significant visual and anatomical recovery was observed 2 months later, which was confirmed by fluorescein angiography. At the end of a follow-up period (39 months visual acuity and visual field were at normal levels.Conclusion: Retinal MA is a relatively rare condition. Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy appears a safe and effective treatment option for selected symptomatic individuals that may offer faster visual rehabilitation. Herein we report, for the first time, a 39-month follow-up of a retinal MA treated with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy.Keywords: arterial retinal macroaneurysm, anti-VEGF, bevacizumab, multilevel hemorrhage

  12. Tinbergen on mirror neurons (United States)

    Heyes, Cecilia


    Fifty years ago, Niko Tinbergen defined the scope of behavioural biology with his four problems: causation, ontogeny, survival value and evolution. About 20 years ago, there was another highly significant development in behavioural biology—the discovery of mirror neurons (MNs). Here, I use Tinbergen's original four problems (rather than the list that appears in textbooks) to highlight the differences between two prominent accounts of MNs, the genetic and associative accounts; to suggest that the latter provides the defeasible ‘best explanation’ for current data on the causation and ontogeny of MNs; and to argue that functional analysis, of the kind that Tinbergen identified somewhat misleadingly with studies of ‘survival value’, should be a high priority for future research. In this kind of functional analysis, system-level theories would assign MNs a small, but potentially important, role in the achievement of action understanding—or another social cognitive function—by a production line of interacting component processes. These theories would be tested by experimental intervention in human and non-human animal samples with carefully documented and controlled developmental histories. PMID:24778376

  13. Cine club

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    Wednesday 1 November 2017 at 20:00 CERN Council Chamber Little England (Mikra Anglia) Directed by Pantelis Voulgaris Greece, 2013, 132 minutes The film is based on the novel of the same name by Ioanna Karystiani.  The action takes place on the island of Andros, where Orsa and her younger sister, Moscha, live. Orsa is deeply in love with Spyros Matabes, a lieutenant, but she has never revealed her secret to anybody. On the other hand, Moscha dreams of leaving Andros and escaping women's fate of marrying sailors, who are usually away from their families. Their mother, Mina, who is married to a captain, considers love to be a trouble and, overriding their emotions, wants her daughters to make wealthy marriages. As a result, Orsa gets married to captain Nikos Vatokouzis, and Moscha to Spyros Matabes, a captain now with whom her sister is in love. The two women live in the family's duplex home and the forbidden love will harm their lives. Original version Greek; English subtitles.

  14. Welcome by the Mayor of Valtetsi (United States)

    Papanikolau, N.

    Welcome by the Mayor of Valtetsi Mr. Chairman Ladies and Gentlemen The municipality of Valtetsi welcomes you and wishes success in your work. Arcadia is both a historical and modern region. Moreover, as a name it remained in the western culture recalling a harmonious and peaceful dream, a lost and desirable situation where the human being lived in balance with nature, a region where the person did not feel yet uprooted. For thousands of years the poetic voices retained vivid this eternal bucolic call of simplicity and accessible happiness. Gazing the starlit sky we will always see Kallisto, the daughter of Lykaona, king of Arcadia and her son Arcadian as they were both transformed in to the constellations Major and Minor Ursus because of the erotic libido of Jupiter and the jealousy of Hera. And we will always remember Centaurus Cheirona, the great schoolteacher of ancient heroes, who was the first to name the constellations according to mythology. Finally we would like to thank the patriot Mr. T. Tzioumi who returns to his beautiful village in Arcadia just like Antaios did. In the geographic place that inspired the arcadian ideal, such activities recall in the limelight Arcadia as was dreamed by Europe. Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen, success in your scientific work. The Municipality of Valtetsi and I myself will be always next to you so that your stay at Arcadia will always remain vivid in your memory. Thank you. Nikos Papanikolaou Mayor of Valtetsi

  15. Effective colonoscopy training techniques: strategies to improve patient outcomes

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    Full Text Available Ioannis S Papanikolaou,1 Pantelis S Karatzas,2 Lazaros T Varytimiadis,2 Athanasios Tsigaridas,2 Michail Galanopoulos,2 Nikos Viazis,2 Dimitrios G Karamanolis21Hepato-gastroenterology Unit, 2nd Department of Internal Medicine, Attikon University General Hospital, University of Athens, 2Gastroenterology Department, Evangelismos Hospital, Athens, GreeceAbstract: Colonoscopy has substantially evolved during the last 20 years and many different training techniques have been developed in order to improve the performance of endoscopists. The most known are mechanical simulators, virtual reality simulators, computer-simulating endoscopy, magnetic endoscopic imaging, and composite and explanted animal organ simulators. Current literature generally indicates that the use of simulators improves performance of endoscopists and enhances safety of patients, especially during the initial phase of training. Moreover, newer endoscopes and imaging techniques such as high-definition colonoscopes, chromocolonoscopy with dyes spraying, and third-eye retroscope have been incorporated in everyday practice, offering better visualization of the colon and detection of polyps. Despite the abundance of these different technological features, training devices are not widely used and no official guideline or specified training algorithm or technique for lower gastrointestinal endoscopy has been evolved. In this review, we present the most important training methods currently available and evaluate these using existing literature. We also try to propose a training algorithm for novice endoscopists.Keywords: endoscopy, colonoscopy, teaching techniques, simulator, endoscopists, colon, polyps

  16. The Importance of Visual Reading for the Interpretation of a Literary Text

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    Full Text Available In this paper, the two authors showcase the results of a research survey on the role of illustrations in the interpretation of literary texts. The survey sample included students of primary education and preschool education, who were given the poem Učenjak (Scholar by Niko Grafenauer and asked to answer questions regarding the character’s personality and appearance, the literary space, and other factors. The first group of interviewees was given the poem illustrated by Lidija Osterc and the other the same poem illustrated by Marjan Manček. The results showed that the illustration had a significant impact on the message conveyed by the poem, particularly when the illustrator added the context by representing the character’s environment (which was not explicitly given in the text. Furthermore, the results showed the need for the comprehensive reading of an illustrated text, given that it is the interaction between the verbal and the visual that provides vital information necessary for the reader to understand the message of the dedicated literary work.

  17. Το δικαστικό προνόμιο της Νέας Μονής Χίου

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    Full Text Available Nikos Oikonomides The Judicial Privilege of Nea Moni on ChiosEmperor Constantine  IX Monomachos granted (1045 to the monastery of Nea Moni on Chios a judicial privilege: any action against the monastery should be brought to court in front of the imperial tribunal only (JGR I, 629-631.In the present article it is argued that this privilege has nothing to do with the western immunitas, because the privilege does not give the monastery any right to judge other people. The privilege is compared to the similar ones granted to the monasteries of Lavra (963-964 and Iviron (1079. And it is interpreted as an effort to protect the founders of Nea Moni, who were seemingly spiritual mysticists, from the monastic establishment of Constantinople, especially the cenobitic Stoudiou movement.In fact, as we learn from Psellos, the founders of Nea Moni were eventually accused and condemned of heresy by the imperial tribunal under empress Theodora (1055-56, but were later re-instated thanks to the support of Patriarch Michael Keroularios. 

  18. Tinbergen on mirror neurons. (United States)

    Heyes, Cecilia


    Fifty years ago, Niko Tinbergen defined the scope of behavioural biology with his four problems: causation, ontogeny, survival value and evolution. About 20 years ago, there was another highly significant development in behavioural biology-the discovery of mirror neurons (MNs). Here, I use Tinbergen's original four problems (rather than the list that appears in textbooks) to highlight the differences between two prominent accounts of MNs, the genetic and associative accounts; to suggest that the latter provides the defeasible 'best explanation' for current data on the causation and ontogeny of MNs; and to argue that functional analysis, of the kind that Tinbergen identified somewhat misleadingly with studies of 'survival value', should be a high priority for future research. In this kind of functional analysis, system-level theories would assign MNs a small, but potentially important, role in the achievement of action understanding-or another social cognitive function-by a production line of interacting component processes. These theories would be tested by experimental intervention in human and non-human animal samples with carefully documented and controlled developmental histories.

  19. Androgen modulation of social decision making mechanisms in the brain: an integrative and embodied perspective

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    Full Text Available Apart from their role in reproduction androgens also respond to social challenges and this response has been seen as a way to regulate the expression of behaviour according to the perceived social environment (Challenge hypothesis, Wingfield et al. 1990. This hypothesis implies that social decision-making mechanisms localized in the central nervous system (CNS are open to the influence of peripheral hormones that ultimately are under the control of the CNS through the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. Therefore, two puzzling questions emerge at two different levels of biological analysis: (1 Why does the brain, which perceives the social environment and regulates androgen production in the gonad, need feedback information from the gonad to adjust its social decision-making processes? (2 How does the brain regulate gonadal androgen responses to social challenges and how do these feedback into the brain? In this paper, we will address these two questions using the integrative approach proposed by Niko Tinbergen, who proposed that a full understanding of behaviour requires its analysis at both proximate (physiology, ontogeny and ultimate (ecology, evolution levels.

  20. Antropology according to contemporary orthodox theologians

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    Full Text Available The article presents anthropological views of some very influential Orthodox theologians. The author starts his attempt from sketching a direct historical context of a rapid development of anthropology since19th century. He indicates that since the middle of 20th century one cannotice an increasing interest concerning on the understanding of human person, human freedom and human rights in social structures. Then he summarizes main points of the mystical anthropology of Vladimir Lossky. This very influential theologian, who concentrated mostly oncategory of person in apophatic and Trinitarian perspective on the basisof the patristic wisdom, has influenced many contemporary religious thinkers.Grounds of the anthropological reflection of Orthodox theologians were described in the second part of the article. Contemporary theologians have been trying to find answers for such questions as: “Who is a human being?”; “How to understand his or her freedom, rights, morality, life and existence?”; “What does compose the essence of his or her relationswith other human beings in the community of the Church and society”– taking into account the Divine Scripture, the teaching of the Churchand modern philosophical reflections.The third part of the article shows four examples of Greek theologians who significantly have contributed to the contemporary discussion on the mystery of human person. Each of them characterizes of a specific attempt towards looking for anthropological solutions from Christian point of view. The author labeled the main interest of each of them by a specific title: Panayiotis Nellas – a Christocentric exponent of patristic anthropology, Nikos Nissiotis – a courageous searcher of bases of dialogical anthropology, Christos Yannaras – a brilliant architect of relational ontology of person, Metropolitan John Zizioulas – a persistent builder of personalistic ecclesiological anthropology.

  1. Planning by Using Digital Technology in the Reconstruction of Cultural Heritage Sites - a Case Study of Qiong-Lin Settlement in Kinmen Area (United States)

    Yang, W. B.; Ye, Y. N.


    ICOMOS Florence Declaration in 2014, encourages an in-depth reflection on human values through cultural heritage and landscapes, which emphasizes the importance of historical heritage sites, in order to achieve the application of cultural heritage records through the public participation, sharing new technology platform and facilitation tools for knowledge diffusion, for instance. Nikos adopted digitized intangible cultural heritage within i-Treasures project to create a novel digital platform in 2016. Nowadays, the display platform developed based on geographic information system has been gradually accepted and widely used to distribute cultural heritage information, aiming to combine geography, time, events, issues, trends with the interactive maps to show the context of data changes from the consideration of planarity; for example, Burnaby City in Canada has cooperated with the Columbia University to create a navigation platform for guidance of tangible cultural heritage based on story maps in order to provide public recognition function. In this study, Qiong-Lin Settlement in Kinmen Area was taken as an example to illustrate the developing process of an overall planning framework for reappearing the glory of historic settlements of cultural heritage sites with digital technology, which included tangible and intangible cultural heritage preservation and transmission planning, community participation and digital navigation programs. The digital technology with the GIS-based digital platform can provide more diverse and interesting information while using an intuitive, graphical user story mapping interface. So that tangible cultural heritage can be effectively understood, interpreted and preserved with the value-added methods, and also intangible cultural heritage can be continuously transmitted to establish a complete system of cultural heritage preservation. The main contents include several navigation technologies, such as 3D laser scanning, UAV images

  2. Second-line afatinib administration in an elderly patient with squamous cell carcinoma

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    Full Text Available Wolfgang Hohenforst-Schmidt,1 Paul Zarogoulidis,2 Michael Steinheimer,1 Naim Benhassen,3 Chrysanthi Sardeli,4 Nikos Stalikas,2 Melpomeni Toitou,2 Haidong Huang5 1Sana Clinic Group Franken, Department of Cardiology/Pulmonology/Intensive Care/Nephrology, “Hof” Clinics, University of Erlangen, Hof, Germany; 2Pulmonary Department – Oncology Unit, “G Papanikolaou” General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece; 3Medical Clinic I, “Fuerth” Hospital, University of Erlangen, Fuerth, Germany; 4Department of Pharmacology & Clinical Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece; 5Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Changhai Hospital/First Affiliated Hospital of the Secondary Military Medical University, Shanghai, China Introduction: The majority of cases of lung cancer are still diagnosed at a late stage. At this stage, palliative therapeutic options including nonspecific cytotoxic drugs, targeted therapy, or immunotherapy can be utilized. In 2016, immunotherapy was approved in Europe for squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. Moreover, afatinib was also approved as second-line therapy for squamous cell carcinoma. Case report: This article presents a case of a 76-year-old male with squamous cell carcinoma who received nab-paclitaxel as first-line therapy, and his treatment was switched to the tyrosine kinase inhibitor afatinib (40 mg after disease progression with left lung atelectasis. After receiving afatinib for only 28 days, the atelectasis resolved. No adverse effects were observed from the afatinib therapy. Discussion: In this case, afatinib 40 mg proved to be an effective alternative treatment for an elderly patient. Treatment choice should be based on the performance status of the patient, cost-effectiveness, and drug treatment guidelines. Keywords: lung cancer, EGFR, afatinib

  3. Our cosmic future : humanity's fate in the universe (United States)

    Prantzos, Nikos


    What is humankind's ultimate fate and destiny in the Universe? Can human life and intelligence go on forever? This captivating and unparalleled book explores the future of the human race in the Universe, for centuries, millennia, and eons to come. Nikos Prantzos, distinguished astrophysicist and popular science writer, focuses not on what will be done, but on what could be done in light of our current knowledge and the speculations of eminent scientists. While he employs many concepts from physics, Prantzos also provides historical accounts of such ideas as terraforming, asteroid mining, interstellar travel, astroengineering, and eschatology, discussing their philosophical and social implications. Moreover, he uses the work of well known science and science-fiction writers--including Verne, Wells, Clarke, Tsiolkovsky, and Dyson--to illustrate many possibilities and concepts. Our Cosmic Future offers compelling answers to such intriguing questions as: Should we return to the Moon and eventually colonize Mars and other planets in our solar system? Why haven't we encountered an extraterrestrial civilization up to this time in our history? How can we avoid various cosmic threats, such as asteroid collisions and supernova explosions? Could we escape the remote, yet certain, death of the Sun? What will eventually happen to stars, our Galaxy, distant galaxies, and the Universe itself? With its artful blend of historical, scientific accounts and themes from classic works of science fiction, Our Cosmic Future is a spellbinding work that will enchant all readers interested in space travel and colonization, cosmology, and humankind's future prospects in the Cosmos.

  4. Zorba, Socrates, and the good life

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    Kovačević Filip


    Full Text Available How should one live in order to live well? What are the defining characteristics of the good life? These questions - the perennial concern of classical scholars - have in the last 25 years become the subject of debates in contemporary social and political theory as well. Foucault (1986, Taylor (1989, Kekes (1995, Cottingham (1998 and Nehamas (1998 have all stressed the importance of the “art of living” or “caring for the self” in light of contemporary political and economic developments. This article, as my contribution to the debate, offers the analysis of two models of the “good life”: the one as presented by Plato and embodied in the literary character of Socrates, and the other as presented by Nikos Kazantzakis and embodied in the literary figure of Zorba. In general terms, Socrates advocates the rule of reason and the denigration and submission of the bodily Eros, while Zorba remains suspicious of the mind - “a careful little shopkeeper” - and stresses the significance of bodily experiences as ways of linking oneself with the rest of the universe. Hence in the article I formulate an ethic of sensual Eros by focusing on Zorba’s way of life and contrast it to the Socratic ethics. I conclude that the concern and respect for the body, for the house in which Eros dwells, is the necessary a priori for the living of the good life. This way of life is not one that rejects reason altogether, but what it does reject is the desire of reason to monopolize the individual’s life processes.

  5. Outros homens, outros tempos e outros lugares : os livros dos outros e os outros nos livros

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    Isabel Leite


    Full Text Available All human beings are different. Unique. Something always remains to prove that everyone is irreplaceable. Centuries of books, crossing worlds, have been touching mankind in both clear and unsuspected ways. One thing we can say for sure: writers and readers cannot live apart. Those who traveled in time and lived in unbelievable places, coming right from the writer’s imagination, can easily be part of our lives. It is absolutely true that for a large variety of reasons, many times we feel such a perfect identification with some characters, that their existence becomes «real». Saint-John Perse, Italo Calvino, Roald Dahl, Nikos Kazantzákis and Victor Hugo, among uncountable names, gave us much of what we are today. But what do they search, undercovered, multiplying themselves in characters, some of them living forever in our memory? What do they look for? Is there a reason for their existence? What did Hermann Hesse and Romain Gary, for instance, think about happiness and love? Words, in our particular case written words, have been powerful enough to eliminate every obstacle, possessing our inner selves in ways far from consciousness. The reader becomes «the other». Inside and outside the book there are no differences. Who are we? Amazing, fantastic, terrifying, although nonexistent libraries, from more than a dozen novels, are the main theme of the present reflection. Because we believe that all words, all books, all libraries can be eternal – it depends on us wanting to become «the other» – there is no place for oblivion.


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    Full Text Available ICOMOS Florence Declaration in 2014, encourages an in-depth reflection on human values through cultural heritage and landscapes, which emphasizes the importance of historical heritage sites, in order to achieve the application of cultural heritage records through the public participation, sharing new technology platform and facilitation tools for knowledge diffusion, for instance. Nikos adopted digitized intangible cultural heritage within i-Treasures project to create a novel digital platform in 2016. Nowadays, the display platform developed based on geographic information system has been gradually accepted and widely used to distribute cultural heritage information, aiming to combine geography, time, events, issues, trends with the interactive maps to show the context of data changes from the consideration of planarity; for example, Burnaby City in Canada has cooperated with the Columbia University to create a navigation platform for guidance of tangible cultural heritage based on story maps in order to provide public recognition function. In this study, Qiong-Lin Settlement in Kinmen Area was taken as an example to illustrate the developing process of an overall planning framework for reappearing the glory of historic settlements of cultural heritage sites with digital technology, which included tangible and intangible cultural heritage preservation and transmission planning, community participation and digital navigation programs. The digital technology with the GIS-based digital platform can provide more diverse and interesting information while using an intuitive, graphical user story mapping interface. So that tangible cultural heritage can be effectively understood, interpreted and preserved with the value-added methods, and also intangible cultural heritage can be continuously transmitted to establish a complete system of cultural heritage preservation. The main contents include several navigation technologies, such as 3D laser scanning

  7. [Aleksandr Lwowicz Blok (1852 - 1909)--character-sketch of the man and scientist]. (United States)

    Schiller, Joanna


    The article is an attempt of a new outlook first of all upon scientific output of many years' (the years 1878 - 1909) lecturer on Russian State Law in the Imperial University of Warsaw--Aleksandr Lwowicz Błok. Historians of literature, researchers of life and output of the scientist's son, an eminent poet-symbolist Aleksandr A. Błok, to a high degree were able to reconstruct lot of life and vicissitudes of the Warsaw professor. Thanks to the preserved university archival materials it was possible to add many details to Błok's biography, especially concerning his professional problems. They were connected with dramatic events in personal life of the professor. According to relations of the part of his university co-workers and students, the circumstances even brought about the symptoms of the mental illness. Prematurely elderly he was a man deeply miserable, lonely and deprived of understanding by associates. Up till now his scientific output has not been described precisely enough. Not numerous memories of his contemporaries (Szymon Askenazy, Nikołaj Dubrowskij) and even inconspicuous modern researches of the Polish (Janusz Woliński) brought about, in the author's opinion, too simplified and schematic character-sketch of Błok as a Russificator and nationalist, mediocre scholar and much worse lecturer. A scientific output of Błok is, indeed, inostensible--he published 2 books only--Master's thesis entitled: Władza państwowa w społeczeństwie europejskim. Poglad na polityczna teorie Lorenza Steina i na francuska rzeczywistość polityczna (1880) [State Authority in European Society. Outlook upon Political Theory of Lorenz Stein and French Political Facts (1880)] and Literatura polityczna w Rosj i o Rosji (1884) [Political Literature in Russia and on Russia (1884)] as an introduction to his course in State Law. Two thirds, so over 20 years of work, he gave to the not accomplished conception of creating a new classification of sciences that together with its

  8. PREFACE: International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP 2010) (United States)

    Lin, Simon C.; Shen, Stella; Neufeld, Niko; Gutsche, Oliver; Cattaneo, Marco; Fisk, Ian; Panzer-Steindel, Bernd; Di Meglio, Alberto; Lokajicek, Milos


    , as well as two banquets held at the Grand Hotel and Grand Formosa Regent in Taipei. The next CHEP conference will be held in New York, the United States on 21-25 May 2012. We would like to thank the National Science Council of Taiwan, the EU ACEOLE project, commercial sponsors, and the International Advisory Committee and the Programme Committee members for all their support and help. Special thanks to the Programme Committee members for their careful choice of conference contributions and enormous effort in reviewing and editing about 340 post conference proceedings papers. Simon C Lin CHEP 2010 Conference Chair and Proceedings Editor Taipei, Taiwan November 2011 Track Editors/ Programme Committee Chair Simon C Lin, Academia Sinica, Taiwan Online Computing Track Y H Chang, National Central University, Taiwan Harry Cheung, Fermilab, USA Niko Neufeld, CERN, Switzerland Event Processing Track Fabio Cossutti, INFN Trieste, Italy Oliver Gutsche, Fermilab, USA Ryosuke Itoh, KEK, Japan Software Engineering, Data Stores, and Databases Track Marco Cattaneo, CERN, Switzerland Gang Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Stefan Roiser, CERN, Switzerland Distributed Processing and Analysis Track Kai-Feng Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan Ulrik Egede, Imperial College London, UK Ian Fisk, Fermilab, USA Fons Rademakers, CERN, Switzerland Torre Wenaus, BNL, USA Computing Fabrics and Networking Technologies Track Harvey Newman, Caltech, USA Bernd Panzer-Steindel, CERN, Switzerland Antonio Wong, BNL, USA Ian Fisk, Fermilab, USA Niko Neufeld, CERN, Switzerland Grid and Cloud Middleware Track Alberto Di Meglio, CERN, Switzerland Markus Schulz, CERN, Switzerland Collaborative Tools Track Joao Correia Fernandes, CERN, Switzerland Philippe Galvez, Caltech, USA Milos Lokajicek, FZU Prague, Czech Republic International Advisory Committee Chair: Simon C. Lin , Academia Sinica, Taiwan Members: Mohammad Al-Turany , FAIR, Germany Sunanda Banerjee, Fermilab, USA Dario Barberis, CERN

  9. Muscle and intensity based hamstring exercise classification in elite female track and field athletes: implications for exercise selection during rehabilitation

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    Full Text Available Panagiotis Tsaklis,1,2 Nikos Malliaropoulos,3–5,10 Jurdan Mendiguchia,6 Vasileios Korakakis,7–9 Kyriakos Tsapralis,11 Debasish Pyne,5 Peter Malliaras101Department of Physiotherapy, Laboratory of Biomechanics and Ergonomics, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece; 2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA; 3National Track and Field Centre, Sports Injury Clinic, Sports Medicine Clinic of SEGAS, 4Thessaloniki Sports Medicine Clinic, Thessaloniki, Greece; 5Rheumatology Department, Sports Medicine Clinic, Mile End Hospital, London, UK; 6Department of Physical Therapy, Zentrum Rehabilitation and Performance Center, Pamplona, Spain; 7Aspetar, Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar; 8Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Thessaly, Trikala, 9Hellenic Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy Diploma, Athens, Greece; 10Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK; 11K Tsapralis Isokinetic Medical Group, Bologna, ItalyBackground: Hamstring injuries are common in many sports, including track and field. Strains occur in different parts of the hamstring muscle but very little is known about whether common hamstring loading exercises specifically load different hamstring components. The purpose of this study was to investigate muscle activation of different components of the hamstring muscle during common hamstring loading exercises.Methods: Twenty elite female track and field athletes were recruited into this study, which had a single-sample, repeated-measures design. Each athlete performed ten hamstring loading exercises, and an electromyogram (EMG was recorded from the biceps femoris and semitendinosus components of the hamstring. Hamstring EMG during maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC was used to normalize the mean data across ten repetitions of each

  10. Aspects de l’histoire de la sociologie en Grèce (1900-1980

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    international sociological community. Sociology was also progressively introduced as a field of scientific study in Greek universities. However, major contemporary Greek sociologists (among them Dimosthènes Danielidis, Avrotélis Eleftheropoulos and Constantinos Karavidas and more recently Nicos Poulantzas and Nicos Mouzelis worked in prestigious European universities but did not connect to the official Greek academicals institutions. That was probably due to their radical ideas, which opposed the structures of dependence and slow economic growth.Algunos aspectos de la historia de la sociología en Grecia (1900-1980La sociología griega ha estado ligada a las evoluciones sociopolíticas e ideológicas del pasado siglo. Dentro del sistema político, la sociología ha funcionado como un elemento de referencia legitimador, como paradigma y como elemento de modernización. Al mismo tiempo, tanto las corrientes radicales de izquierda como de derecha han considerado la sociología como un instrumento de reforma social. Revistas importantes han defendido ideas radicales justificándolas con teorías sociológicas. Tras la IIa Guerra Mundial, el estado, con el apoyo de la comunidad sociológica occidental, ha organizado la investigación sociológica sobre una base más moderna y sistemática, la sociología acaba formando parte de las enseñanzas impartidas en la universidad. Curiosamente los sociólogos griegos mas importantes (entre los cuales Nikos Pulantzas y Muzelis, precedidos por Danielidis, Avrotelis Eleftherópulos u Karavidas, han desarrollado sus carreras en el extranjero o las han ejercido fuera del ámbito institucional, tanto estatal como universitario, lo cual puede ser explicado por el hecho de que sus ideas implicaban la reorganización total del sistema sociopolítico de un país subordinado geopolítica y económicamente durante todo el siglo XX.

  11. PREFACE: International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP 2012) (United States)

    Ernst, Michael; Düllmann, Dirk; Rind, Ofer; Wong, Tony


    Collaborative Tools. We would like to thank Brookhaven Science Associates, New York University, Blue Nest Events, the International Advisory Committee, the Program Committee and the Local Organizing Committee members for all their support and assistance. We also would like to acknowledge the support provided by the following sponsors: ACEOLE, Data Direct Networks, Dell, the European Middleware Initiative and Nexsan. Special thanks to the Program Committee members for their careful choice of conference contributions and enormous effort in reviewing and editing the conference proceedings. The next CHEP conference will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 14-18 October 2013. Conference Chair Michael Ernst (BNL) Program Committee Daniele Bonacorsi, University of Bologna, Italy Simone Campana, CERN, Switzerland Philippe Canal, Fermilab, United States Sylvain Chapeland, CERN, Switzerland Dirk Düllmann, CERN, Switzerland Johannes Elmsheuser, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany Maria Girone, CERN, Switzerland Steven Goldfarb, University of Michigan, United States Oliver Gutsche, Fermilab, United States Benedikt Hegner, CERN, Switzerland Andreas Heiss, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany Peter Hristov, CERN, Switzerland Tony Johnson, SLAC, United States David Lange, LLNL, United States Adam Lyon, Fermilab, United States Remigius Mommsen, Fermilab, United States Axel Naumann, CERN, Switzerland Niko Neufeld, CERN, Switzerland Rolf Seuster, TRIUMF, Canada Local Organizing Committee Maureen Anderson, John De Stefano, Mariette Faulkner, Ognian Novakov, Ofer Rind, Tony Wong (BNL) Kyle Cranmer (NYU) International Advisory Committee Mohammad Al-Turany, GSI, Germany Lothar Bauerdick, Fermilab, United States Ian Bird, CERN, Switzerland Dominique Boutigny, IN2P3, France Federico Carminati, CERN, Switzerland Marco Cattaneo, CERN, Switzerland Gang Chen, Institute of High Energy Physics, China Peter Clarke, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom Sridhara Dasu, University of

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    Heller Jagiellonian University, Krakow Samuli Hemming University of Iceland Yasuaki Hikida DESY, Hamburg Christian Hillmann Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik, Potsdam Stephan Hoehne Max-Planck-Institut für Physik, München Gabriele Honecker CERN, Geneva Carlos Hoyos University of Wales, Swansea Mechthild Huebscher Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid Matthias Ihl University of Texas at Austin Emiliano Imeroni University of Wales, Swansea Nikos Irges University of Crete Negru Iulian University of Craiova Matthias Kaminski Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München Stefanos Katmadas Universiteit Utrecht Shoichi Kawamoto Oxford University Christoph Keller Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zürich Arjan Keurentjes Vrije Universiteit, Brussel Sadi Khodaee Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Zanjan, Iran Michael Kiermaier Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA Elias Kiritsis Centre de Physique Théorique, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau and University of Crete Ingo KirschEidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zürich Johanna Knapp CERN, Geneva Paul Koerber Max-Planck-Institut für Physik, München Simon Koers Max-Planck-Institut für Physik, München Anatoly Konechny Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Peter Koroteev Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP), Moscow Daniel KreflLudwig-Maximilians-Universität and Max-Planck-Institut für Physik, München Chethan KrishnanUniversité Libre de Bruxelles Stanislav Kuperstein Université Libre de Bruxelles Alberto Lerda Università del Piemonte Orientale, Alessandria Roman Linares Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Iztapalapa, México Maria A Lledo Universidad de Valencia Dieter Luest Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and Max-Planck-Institut für Physik, München Joseph Lykken Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), Batavia, IL Carlo Maccaferri Vrije Universiteit, Brussel Oscar Macia Universidad de Valencia Tristan Maillard Centre de

  13. Tendency of using chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons for terrorist purposes / Тенденция применения радиационного, химического и биологического оружия в террористических целях / Tendencija upotrebe hemijskog, biološkog, radiološkog i nuklearnog oružja u terorističke svrhe

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    Marko M. Krstić


    а счет того, что неконвенциональное оружие может быть использовано террористическими структурами и направлено против отдельных государств. / Hemijski, biološki, radiološki i nuklearni terorizam (CBRN danas je ozbiljan problem, a njegova pretnja i korišćenje predstavlja uvod u novu epohu terorizma - epohu mnogo opasniju od bilo kog prethodnog perioda i terorizma sa kojim niko još ne zna kako da se nosi. Uznemirujuća je činjenica da teroristi mogu da dođu u posed oružja za masovno uništenje, a cilj rada je analiza verovatnoće CBRN terorističkih akcija gde je istaknuta sve veća zabrinutost i sve veći znaci konvergencije između terorizma i nekonvencionalnih CBRN oružja u terorističke svrhe. Terorizam danas uključuje tehnologije dostupne svakome, bilo gde i kada, raspoređene kroz inovativna rešenja, gde je neophodno takođe razumeti kompleksnu interakciju između dinamike ponašanja terorističkih grupa i odluka u vezi sa starim i novim tehnologijama. Perspektivu upotrebe CBRN terorizma potvrdile su mnoge države kao akutni bezbednosni izazov koji iziskuje efikasan i brz odgovor i reakciju. U radu će, takođe, biti rasvetljen odnos između terorističkih grupa i nekonvencionalnih oružja, kao i teškoće u identifikaciji faktora koji mogu izazvati njegovu eskalaciju. Nakon tragedije 11. septembra 2001. godine, ali i nekoliko godina pre, zvaničnici mnogih država istakli su mogućnost da terorističke organizacije vremenom dođu u posed nekonvencionalnih oružja i razviju mogućnosti njihove upotrebe protiv pojedinih država.

  14. Editorial

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    Interactive Multimedia Courseware (E-Craft For Craft Education” written by Salyani OSMAN, Noraidah SAHARI, and Nor Azan Mat ZIN from Faculty of Information Science & Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia,Bangi Selangor, Malaysia. The aim of this paper is to test, analyse and discuss the importance of received positive feedback which signifies the courseware is considered acceptable for effectiveness study and help for further improve of the e-CRAFT courseware. The fourth article is titled as “Integrating Lmss in The Educational Process: Greek Teachers’ Initial Perceptions About Lams”, written by Spyros PAPADAKIS from Hellenic Open University, Nikos DOVROS from University of Crete and Giorgos PASCHALIS from University of Patras and Eleni ROSSIOU, University of Macedonia, Greece. This paper has investigated the initial perceptions of Greek teachers about the integration of LAMS, a Learning Activity Management System, in the educational praxis. Through a multifaceted research method, involving a small scale participatory action research, the research team attempted to investigate the preconditions required to integrate LAMS in the everyday lesson. The 5th article is titled as “Odl Students’ Perceived Computer Literacy Competencies, Expectations of Support Intention To Use And Perseverance ”. Written by Hendrik D. ESTERHUIZEN, Seugnet BLIGNAUT (Corresponding author, Suria M. ELLIS and Christo J. ELS from School of Continuing Teacher Education, Faculty of Education Sciences, Potchefstroom, South Africa. This paper reports on disadvantaged South African practising teachers’ perceptions on computer literacy competencies while studying to improve their teaching qualifications. During the process of developing a learning technology integration framework for the School of Continuing Teacher Education at North-West University, South Africa, an initial exploratory survey identified issues and themes for systemic inquiry, in order to provide substance to the