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  1. Definition of Terrorist Act under Eth Law

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    Abstract. While regional and international human rights institutions claim that the definition of a terrorist act under the Anti-terrorism Proclamation No. 652/2009 is overly broad as a result of which citizens not involved in a genuinely terrorist act are prosecuted and jailed, the Ethiopian government defends the law pointing ...

  2. The Scope of Definition of a Terrorist Act under Ethiopian Law ...

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    While regional and international human rights institutions claim that the definition of a terrorist act under the Anti-terrorism Proclamation No. 652/2009 is overly broad as a result of which citizens not involved in a genuinely terrorist act are prosecuted and jailed, the Ethiopian government defends the law pointing that it is ...

  3. Elements of the terrorism reviewed through instrumentum operandi, organizational setup and phases of realization of the terrorist act

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    Zlate Dimovski

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Terrorism is a global threat to all countries regardless their social, economic and religious setting. For the realization of their activities, terrorists use different models. As funds for realization of the terrorist act they use different types of weapons, mainly firearms. Terrorist organizations that practice modern forms of terrorism also use weapons of mass destruction. According to that, they improve the ways of getting funds for the realization of the terrorist acts, its internal organization and the ways of practicing terrorism. In this article, we will give a brief overview of the instrumentum operandi, organizational setup and phases of realization of the terrorist act, with special emphasis on the situation in the Republic of Macedonia.

  4. FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS OF THE STATE POLICY FOR THE PREVENTION OF TERRORIST ACTS IN UKRAINE

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    Mykola Bunchuk

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available The article’s objective is to determine the mechanism for implementing the financial instruments of the state policy to counter terrorist acts in the territory not controlled by Ukrainian authorities in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Methodology. Within the scientific research, for the most effective approaches at the national level to prevent the threat of international terrorism, under the conditions of the deep internal political crisis and extremely difficult economic situation, in order to improve the efficiency of public administration in developing and implementing the anti-terrorism state policies in Ukraine, the paper analyses international and domestic regulations on preventing the terrorist financing, considers factors that affect the deterioration of the social and economic situation of the temporarily occupied parts of Donbas. Results of the research allow formulating the definition of financial instruments of antiterrorist policies, the paper develops and proposes a series of organizational measures in order to prevent the terrorist financing in Ukraine. Practical implications. Based on the above, we propose an option of classification of main illegal mechanisms that may be used to finance terrorist activities in the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions uncontrolled by Ukrainian authorities, dividing them into internal and external. Given the above studied factors and classification of financing of terrorist acts in eastern Ukraine, we can assume that for the purpose of evading duty payable to relevant state bodies of Ukraine, external supplies of inventories in the uncontrolled areas of the Donetsk region, which are later obtained by illegal armed groups, are possibly carried out as follows: on behalf of a commercial entity registered in a foreign country for the Ukrainian commercial entity, registered in settlements located in the uncontrolled territory; crossing of international transit traffic that moves through the

  5. A Comparative View of Terrorist Acts and Legislative Measures Countering this Phenomenon in Albania and the United States of America

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    Lirime Çukaj

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Terrorist acts have been a worrisome phenomenon for all nations. Paradoxically, although states have been conscious about the danger of this phenomenon, there is no definition of terrorist acts so far. States have been skeptical and they have not agreed that the judgment of these criminal offences be performed by international jurisdictions, thus opting for the domestic jurisdiction. Nevertheless, states have lacked the willingness to establish joint criminal policies and find efficacious means to combat these terrorist acts. One of these efficacious means has been the seizure and confiscation of licit and illicit assets possessed by terrorist groups. This is the focus of this short study, which will be inclusive by viewing this topic under the general framework of international acts, our domestic legislation, as well as the American one. This paper aims at presenting the legislative measures taken by the Albanian state to meet international requirements. It endeavors to provide arguments why all licit and illicit assets associated with terrorist acts are seized and confiscated. Special attention is paid to the way these assets are administered. Moreover, this study tries to analyze the achievements and problems in Albania, as well as provide conclusions and recommendations.

  6. How would you handle a terrorist act involving weapons of mass destruction?

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    1999-11-01

    The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, and the American Medical Association are focusing on preparation for terrorist attacks using weapons of mass destruction, which include nuclear, chemical, or biologic agents. A nuclear or chemical terrorism incident combines the problem of treating mass casualties with that of decontaminating patients. Joint Commission surveyors are asking about domestic terrorism preparedness. ACEP will offer a training course within 18 months for physicians, nurses, and paramedics.

  7. [Utilization of complex technologies of molecular genetics for forensic expert identification of unidentified remains of victims of terrorist acts in Moscow in 1999].

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    Ivanov, P L; Zharov, V V; Frolova, S A; Ryseva, E V; Kolmakova, M A; Trusova, G R; Tomilin, V V

    2002-01-01

    This paper presents the first experience gained in Russia in expert identification practice with complex utilization of technologies of molecular genetic individualization of biological objects for solving identification tasks requiring the maximum complete armory of mutually supplementing means. This is particularly important for forensic expert personality identification in cases with many deaths, when indirect identification has to be resorted to, consisting in the use of biological samples from relatives of the victims as the identifying objects. Methodological approaches and concepts of expert studies, used for identification of the remains of people who died in terroristic acts committed in Moscow in September, 1999, are discussed. The results of this study and methodological experience notably extend the potentialities of expert evaluation as regards forensic medical identification of victims of overall disasters, terroristic acts, and war conflicts.

  8. The Path to Terrorist Violence: A Threat Assessment Model for Radical Groups at Risk of Escalation to Acts of Terrorism

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    Olson, Dean T

    2005-01-01

    .... The Path to Terrorist Violence Model, based on a threat assessment model used in the emerging field of threat management for the judiciary and elected officials, is a valid and reliable assessment...

  9. 76 FR 39408 - Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security/ALL-030 Use of the Terrorist Screening...

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    2011-07-06

    ... published privacy impact assessments to provide additional transparency into how DHS has implemented WLS... records notices and privacy impact assessments discussed in this SORN. DHS is planning future enhancements... preparation for, in aid of, or related to terrorism (``known or suspected terrorists''). Categories of records...

  10. Criminality-oriented terrorist learning: an interactive model

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    Eser, Ercan

    2016-01-01

    This thesis, focusing on the reasons beyond immediate terrorist and criminal events, studies ‘how’ and ‘why’ terrorist organizations (TOs) and organized crime groups (OCGs) act, react and evolve. It adopts a ‘criminality oriented approach’ that puts discrete pieces of terrorism under a microscopic examination and explains terrorist learning of criminality: how tacit knowledge required for terror tactics and organized crime is processed and saved in the secret domains of TOs and OCGs and how t...

  11. Public opinion and terrorist acts

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    Malečková, Jitka; Stanišić, Dragana

    2011-01-01

    Roč. 27, Sup. 1 (2011), S107-S121 ISSN 0176-2680 R&D Projects: GA MŠk LC542 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70850503 Keywords : support for terrorism * public opinion * international terrorism Subject RIV: AH - Economics Impact factor: 1.437, year: 2011

  12. [Mitochondrial DNA typing--a new level for solving identification problems in forensic medical expert identification of unidentified remains of victims of terrorist acts in Moscow and the armed conflict in the Chechen Republic].

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    Ivanov, P L; Frolova, S A; Orekhov, V A; Iankovskiĭ, N K; Zemskova, E Iu

    2001-01-01

    Two large-scale episodes described in this paper reflect the first in Russia use of molecular genetic matrilinear markers (analysis of polymorphism of sequences of amplified fragments of mitochondrial DNA hypervariable locuses) in solution of a complex identification problem: forensic medical identification of unidentified fragments of victims of explosions of houses in Moscow in September, 1999, and of soldiers dead in the war conflict in the Chechen Republic in 1994-1996. The results of this work and methodological experience gained in it essentially extend the potentialities of expert studies as regards forensic medical identification of victims of large scale disasters, terroristic acts, and war conflicts.

  13. Terror breeds terrorists.

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    de Zulueta, Felicity

    2006-01-01

    Terrorism can be carried out by the state or by its citizens. The latter may be labelled 'freedom fighters' or 'terrorists' depending on the political context. One of the most important aetiological factors driving Islamic terrorists is the experience of alienation and shame. This sense of being made to feel totally invalidated, of feeling worthless in the eyes of the other, is at the root of rage and violent revenge, implying that the way the current 'War on Terror' is being fought by the United States and the United Kingdom can only lead to more terrorism and danger for our society.

  14. Combatting the Terrorist Threat.

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    1985-05-22

    US State Department in its Patterns of GMo hal Terrorism: 1983 stated that the Soviet Union has provided training, arms, and other direct and indi...Stephen, eds. Responding to the Terrorist Threa. New York: Pergamon Press, 1980. Sterling, Claire. The Terror Network. New York: Reader’s Digest Press

  15. Exploring Terrorist Targeting Preferences

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    2007-01-01

    Israeli embassies, the British and Australian high commissions and commercial complexes housing some 250 Western business interests. For further...hospitals, restaurants, nightclubs, cinema complexes, (and cynically referred to as the “traffic lights of death”), the schematic delineates the extant...been detained for plotting terrorist attacks in pursuit of the international jihadist cause, including Willie Brigette ( Australian , arrested in 2003

  16. Underfunding in Terrorist Organizations

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    Shapiro, Jacob N.; Siegel, David A.

    A review of international terrorist activity reveals a pattern of financially strapped operatives working for organizations that seem to have plenty of money. To explain this observation, and to examine when restricting terrorists’ funds will reduce their lethality, we model a hierarchical terror organization in which leaders delegate financial and logistical tasks to middlemen, but cannot perfectly monitor them for security reasons. These middlemen do not always share their leaders’ interests: the temptation exists to skim funds from financial transactions. When middlemen are sufficiently greedy and organizations suffer from sufficiently strong budget constraints, leaders will not fund attacks because the costs of skimming are too great. Using general functional forms, we find important nonlinearities in terrorists’ responses to government counter-terrorism. Restricting terrorists’ funds may be ineffective until a critical threshold is reached, at which point cooperation within terrorist organizations begins to break down and further government actions have a disproportionately large impact.

  17. A Bayesian belief network of threat anticipation and terrorist motivations

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    Olama, Mohammed M.; Allgood, Glenn O.; Davenport, Kristen M.; Schryver, Jack C.

    2010-04-01

    Recent events highlight the need for efficient tools for anticipating the threat posed by terrorists, whether individual or groups. Antiterrorism includes fostering awareness of potential threats, deterring aggressors, developing security measures, planning for future events, halting an event in process, and ultimately mitigating and managing the consequences of an event. To analyze such components, one must understand various aspects of threat elements like physical assets and their economic and social impacts. To this aim, we developed a three-layer Bayesian belief network (BBN) model that takes into consideration the relative threat of an attack against a particular asset (physical layer) as well as the individual psychology and motivations that would induce a person to either act alone or join a terrorist group and commit terrorist acts (social and economic layers). After researching the many possible motivations to become a terrorist, the main factors are compiled and sorted into categories such as initial and personal indicators, exclusion factors, and predictive behaviors. Assessing such threats requires combining information from disparate data sources most of which involve uncertainties. BBN combines these data in a coherent, analytically defensible, and understandable manner. The developed BBN model takes into consideration the likelihood and consequence of a threat in order to draw inferences about the risk of a terrorist attack so that mitigation efforts can be optimally deployed. The model is constructed using a network engineering process that treats the probability distributions of all the BBN nodes within the broader context of the system development process.

  18. La importancia de los datos

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    Planas Vilà, Mercedes; Lecha Benet, María; Rodríguez, T

    2004-01-01

    .... La importancia de las bases de datos clínicas depende de la calidad de las mismas. Si éstas son pobres, los resultados de los estudios que las han utilizado pueden ser sesgados y de poca confianza...

  19. Speculative security: the politics of pursuing terrorist monies

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    de Goede, M.

    2012-01-01

    Since the terrorist acts of September 11, 2001, finance and security have become joined in new ways to produce particular targets of state surveillance. In Speculative Security, Marieke de Goede describes how previously unscrutinized practices such as donations and remittances, especially across

  20. Assessing Terrorist Motivations for Attacking Critical Infrastructure

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    Ackerman, G; Abhayaratne, P; Bale, J; Bhattacharjee, A; Blair, C; Hansell, L; Jayne, A; Kosal, M; Lucas, S; Moran, K; Seroki, L; Vadlamudi, S

    2006-12-04

    Certain types of infrastructure--critical infrastructure (CI)--play vital roles in underpinning our economy, security and way of life. These complex and often interconnected systems have become so ubiquitous and essential to day-to-day life that they are easily taken for granted. Often it is only when the important services provided by such infrastructure are interrupted--when we lose easy access to electricity, health care, telecommunications, transportation or water, for example--that we are conscious of our great dependence on these networks and of the vulnerabilities that stem from such dependence. Unfortunately, it must be assumed that many terrorists are all too aware that CI facilities pose high-value targets that, if successfully attacked, have the potential to dramatically disrupt the normal rhythm of society, cause public fear and intimidation, and generate significant publicity. Indeed, revelations emerging at the time of this writing about Al Qaida's efforts to prepare for possible attacks on major financial facilities in New York, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia remind us just how real and immediate such threats to CI may be. Simply being aware that our nation's critical infrastructure presents terrorists with a plethora of targets, however, does little to mitigate the dangers of CI attacks. In order to prevent and preempt such terrorist acts, better understanding of the threats and vulnerabilities relating to critical infrastructure is required. The Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) presents this document as both a contribution to the understanding of such threats and an initial effort at ''operationalizing'' its findings for use by analysts who work on issues of critical infrastructure protection. Specifically, this study focuses on a subsidiary aspect of CI threat assessment that has thus far remained largely unaddressed by contemporary terrorism research: the motivations and related factors that

  1. INTERNATIONALLY LEGAL MEASURES TO COMBAT TERRORIST FINANCING

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    Yuniarti Yuniarti

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Following the terrorist attacks in the USA on September 11th, 2001, it was discovered that money laundering was a significant source of finance for terrorists. Although, the amount of money that involve is not as involve as in drug and gun trafficking, terrorist financing had been the most important substance to be monitor. Further, various legal measures have been taken internationally in order to combat terrorist financing. This research analyses the legal measures that have been taken internationally and at EU level to combat terrorist financing. Key words: Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, International Legal measures, EU.

  2. Understanding public confidence in government to prevent terrorist attacks.

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    Baldwin, T. E.; Ramaprasad, A,; Samsa, M. E.; Decision and Information Sciences; Univ. of Illinois at Chicago

    2008-04-02

    A primary goal of terrorism is to instill a sense of fear and vulnerability in a population and to erode its confidence in government and law enforcement agencies to protect citizens against future attacks. In recognition of its importance, the Department of Homeland Security includes public confidence as one of the principal metrics used to assess the consequences of terrorist attacks. Hence, a detailed understanding of the variations in public confidence among individuals, terrorist event types, and as a function of time is critical to developing this metric. In this exploratory study, a questionnaire was designed, tested, and administered to small groups of individuals to measure public confidence in the ability of federal, state, and local governments and their public safety agencies to prevent acts of terrorism. Data was collected from three groups before and after they watched mock television news broadcasts portraying a smallpox attack, a series of suicide bomber attacks, a refinery explosion attack, and cyber intrusions on financial institutions, resulting in identity theft. Our findings are: (a) although the aggregate confidence level is low, there are optimists and pessimists; (b) the subjects are discriminating in interpreting the nature of a terrorist attack, the time horizon, and its impact; (c) confidence recovery after a terrorist event has an incubation period; and (d) the patterns of recovery of confidence of the optimists and the pessimists are different. These findings can affect the strategy and policies to manage public confidence after a terrorist event.

  3. Terrorist Approach to Information Operations

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    2003-06-01

    government leaders by terrorizing their populace. Albert Bandera suggests “terrorists try to exercise influence over targeted officials or nations...information about prisoners held in Pakistan and Guantanamo Bay , and jihad poetry” (p. 7). 83 A well known example of al Qa’ida auto propaganda

  4. The Timing of Terrorist Attacks

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    Jensen, Thomas

    2016-01-01

    I use a simple optimal stopping model to derive policy relevant insights on the timing of one-shot attacks by small autonomous terrorist units or “lone wolf” individuals. A main insight is that an increase in proactive counterterrorism measures can lead to a short term increase in the number...

  5. Unusual but potential agents of terrorists.

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    Holstege, Christopher P; Bechtel, Laura K; Reilly, Tracey H; Wispelwey, Bram P; Dobmeier, Stephen G

    2007-05-01

    Emergency personnel are tasked with the daunting job of being the first to evaluate and manage victims of a terrorist attack. Numerous potential chemical agents could be used by terrorists. The challenge for first responders and local hospital emergency personnel is to prepare for a terrorist event that might use one or more of these agents. As part of that preparation, emergency physicians should have a basic understanding of potential chemical terrorist agents. It is beyond the scope of this article to review all potential terrorist agents. Rather, four potential agents have been chosen for review: sodium monofluoroacetate, trichothecene mycotoxins, vomiting agents, and saxitoxin.

  6. Result of Generalization: Bearing the Consequences of Imprecisely Designating Terrorist Organizations

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    2014-04-23

    respectively. The TEL is solely for immigration purposes, and is pursuant to amendments made to 8 U.S.C. §1182 under the USA Patriot Act in 2001.86 The DoS...assisting partner nations in degrading terrorist group capabilities. Financial and immigration sanctions through terrorist group designation assist in...advantage of the FTO list is the stigma attached to a group placed on the list, signifying the official U.S. opposition to the group’s activities

  7. The Current Legal Framework of the Use of Force against Terrorist Organizations

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    Petra PERISIC

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Events that took place on 9/11, when symbols of American nation were destroyed by hijacked civilian airplanes, raised the issue of the effectiveness of the currently existing legal framework which regulates terrorist activities. Prior to that event, dealing with terrorist activities was mostly regulated by conventions, many of which were ratified by no more than couple of states. However, it became questionable whether these instruments are sufficient to fight terrorists who are not only immune to a threat of sanctions, but are even ready to sacrifice their lives. After the attacks took place, the United States launched against Afghanistan an armed action, ending up in a more than a decade long occupation, holding Taliban regime responsible for the attacks undertaken by Al-Qaida. The United States response to the 9/11 raised an important question: what is the legal response to terrorist attacks? This article explores the current legal framework of the use of force in response to terrorist attacks, especially with regard to distinguishing terrorist acts which are attributable to a certain state, from those which are undertaken by a terrorist group, not associated with any particular state.

  8. Computational social network modeling of terrorist recruitment.

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    Berry, Nina M.; Turnley, Jessica Glicken (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM); Smrcka, Julianne D. (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM); Ko, Teresa H.; Moy, Timothy David (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM); Wu, Benjamin C.

    2004-10-01

    The Seldon terrorist model represents a multi-disciplinary approach to developing organization software for the study of terrorist recruitment and group formation. The need to incorporate aspects of social science added a significant contribution to the vision of the resulting Seldon toolkit. The unique addition of and abstract agent category provided a means for capturing social concepts like cliques, mosque, etc. in a manner that represents their social conceptualization and not simply as a physical or economical institution. This paper provides an overview of the Seldon terrorist model developed to study the formation of cliques, which are used as the major recruitment entity for terrorist organizations.

  9. Rhode Island School Terrorist Attack Preparedness

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    Dube, Michael W. M.

    2012-01-01

    This study examined the state of safety and terrorist attack preparedness in Rhode Island Schools as determined by Rhode Island school leader perceptions. The study is descriptive in nature as it gathers data to describe a particular event or situation. Using a researcher generated survey based on terrorist preparedness guidelines and suggestions…

  10. Dutch politicians' coping with terrorist threat

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    Nijdam, Mirjam J.; Gersons, Berthold P. R.; Olff, Miranda

    2010-01-01

    The psychosocial effects of terrorist threat and close protection have never been studied systematically in political leaders. We conducted a study among 12 Dutch politicians and their partners who were living under terrorist threat and close protection in the aftermath of two political murders.

  11. A Review of Sources on Terrorist Financing

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    Muhamet ALIU

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Terrorism financing is one of the most complex problems the democratic world is facing today. The transfer of funds to support terrorist activities has created enormous challenges across the world. This has fuelled several inter-religious and nationalist hate, and as such has put many nations into war with terrorist organisations. The main objective of this study is to review the sources of terrorist financing. The paper relies on secondary data that were drawn from various books, journals, as well as from institutional materials relevant to the issues raised. It concludes that terrorists are exploiting established financial systems at the global level to move their finances, and that informal systems remain the biggest challenge to thwart terrorist activities.

  12. A generative model for predicting terrorist incidents

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    Verma, Dinesh C.; Verma, Archit; Felmlee, Diane; Pearson, Gavin; Whitaker, Roger

    2017-05-01

    A major concern in coalition peace-support operations is the incidence of terrorist activity. In this paper, we propose a generative model for the occurrence of the terrorist incidents, and illustrate that an increase in diversity, as measured by the number of different social groups to which that an individual belongs, is inversely correlated with the likelihood of a terrorist incident in the society. A generative model is one that can predict the likelihood of events in new contexts, as opposed to statistical models which are used to predict the future incidents based on the history of the incidents in an existing context. Generative models can be useful in planning for persistent Information Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) since they allow an estimation of regions in the theater of operation where terrorist incidents may arise, and thus can be used to better allocate the assignment and deployment of ISR assets. In this paper, we present a taxonomy of terrorist incidents, identify factors related to occurrence of terrorist incidents, and provide a mathematical analysis calculating the likelihood of occurrence of terrorist incidents in three common real-life scenarios arising in peace-keeping operations

  13. Importancia de Proteger una Marca.

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    Nerbys Hernández Dorta

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Las marcas están incluidas dentro de la rama de la Propiedad Industrial y no son más que palabras, símbolos, formas tridimensionales distintivas o figuras que se asocian a un producto o servicio para diferenciarlo y distinguirlo de los iguales o similares que se ofertan en el mercado. También reflejan una calidad constante que el consumidor espera del producto o servicio y constituyen un medio publicitario. El registro de la marca en Cuba se realiza ante la Oficina Cubana de la Propiedad Industrial radicada en la Ciudad de la Habana o ante los Puestos de Trabajo establecidos en cada provincia del país. El mismo le otorga al titular el derecho exclusivo a su uso de modo que nadie más puede usarla en el comercio sin su autorización en territorio cubano, y además protege a la empresa y le permite consolidar su actividad empresarial e imagen ante la clientela y el mercado. En este trabajo se expone una breve reseña de lo que son las marcas, se dan algunos consejos útiles para su confección, su modo de protección en Cuba, la legislación que la protege en el país y la importancia que tiene para las empresas cubanas inscribir sus marcas.

  14. Psychiatric aspects of terrorist violence: Northern Ireland 1969-1987.

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    Curran, P S

    1988-10-01

    For 18 years, Northern Ireland has suffered a changing pattern of civil disorder. Early years were marked by widespread sectarian rioting, shootings, and bombings, which heightened community tension and caused much social and commercial disruption. However, in recent years, terrorist organisations have been more selective in their acts of violence. There are methodological difficulties in assessing the psychological impact of civil disorder and terrorism. But, as well as can be judged from community surveys, hospital admissions and referral data, psychotropic drug usage, suicide and attempted suicide rates, and from assessment of the actual victims of violence, society has not 'broken down' nor has the impact been judged considerable. Possible explanations are discussed.

  15. Disrupting Threat Finances: Utilization of Financial Information to Disrupt Terrorist Organization in the Twenty-First Century

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    2007-04-01

    Patrick D., Captain, and Colonel Michael J. Meese. The Financial Front in the Global War on Terrorism. Edited by R. D. Howard and R. L. Sawyer. Westpoint...Laundering: The Scope of the Problem and Attempts to Combat It.” Tennessee Law Review, 1995. Suskind, Ron . The One Percent Doctrine. New York, NY...prosecuting those responsible for terrorist acts; (5) responding to WMD attacks; (6) managing kidnapping for ransom crimes; and (7) responding to terrorist

  16. When Do Governments Concede to Terrorists

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    2014-06-01

    two factors. What is problematic with many of the studies in the literature is that they do not test for this relationship (Abrahms, 2012; Tucker...not make concessions to terrorists. B. WHEN GOVERNMENTS MAKE CONCESSIONS According to relevant literature within the field, governments do make...knowing that the United States did not make concessions to terrorists (Pillar, p. 40). The remaining hostages were later rescued by Peruvian military

  17. PROSECUTING SOMALIA PIRATES AS TERRORISTS

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    ODHIAMBO E.O.S., ONKWARE K., KASSILLY J., NTABO O. M.

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This article starts from the assumption that piracy resembles terrorism in many aspects and attempts to support it through both a theoretical investigation and practical examples. The argument it makes is that Somali pirates should be prosecuted as terrorists. Moreover, it emphasizes the idea that for Somalia’s neighboring countries and not only the implementation of such an approach consists in resorting to the antiterrorist conventions already in place. Thus, for example, Kenya Navy as a piracyfi ghting agency should rely on these conventions to justify the capture and prosecution of pirates in Kenyan courts. In this respect, we emphasize the idea that only by resorting to an established international legal framework can Kenya identify the tools to counter pirates’ actions within legal limits. Moreover, this should be paralleled by efforts towards rebuilding Somalia and its institutions if long-term solutions are to be envisaged in the eradication of piracy in the Indian Ocean. In conclusion, the article looks at the concepts of piracy, terrorism and development in the Horn of Africa, suggests that piracy is a form of Terrorism and, makes a series of recommendations.

  18. Clinical and psychological aspects of adolescent involvement in extremist and terrorist activities

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    Oshevsky D.S.

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available The article deals with the clinical and psychological aspects of including minors in terrorist and extremist activities. In the historical perspective, it was traced how the views on the role of mental disorders in the genesis of such crimes changed. It is shown that terrorist and extremist activity must be viewed as a complex multi-factor phenomenon, in which socio-psychological components play a leading role. It is noted that the psychopathological process can act as a prerequisite for inclusion in such radical groups. Psychoanalytic, sociological, cognitive approaches, theories of social learning and the concept of diffuse ego-identity making attempts to explain the mechanisms of terrorist and extremist activity in minors are analyzed. The problem of insufficient study of the influence of the Internet and social networks on the formation of readiness for admission to adolescents in radical organizations is posed.

  19. Terrorists: analogies and differences with mental diseases. A phenomenological-metaphysical perspective.

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    Fisogni, Primavera

    2010-01-01

    Are islamic terrorists insane? International scholars generally concede that Al Qaeda members are not mentally ill. But, until now, there has not been a shared consensus and a strong argument that can prove it. This paper intends to throw light on the specific dehumanization of terrorists and to show that they are always responsible for their acts, unlike those who are affected by mental diseases. The members of Al Qaeda deny the world of life and take the distance from its sense and value: in their perspective only subversive action makes sense. However they always maintain a transcendent relation with the world (I-you; I-it). Persons with serious mental diseases have generally lost the sense of their self and the transcendence with the world. Terrorists and people with mental illness share a common separation from the world of life: one is voluntary, the other is the consequence of a number of factors (biological, social, etc.). Terrorists and psychotics have nevertheless something in common: the deprivation of the self. A loss of being that--I argue--is at the origin of the ordinariness of terrorists and the experience of void in psychotics. Two symptoms that reveal the condition of an intimate dryness, from a phenomenological and a metaphysical point of view as a consequence of a distorted relation with the world of life. I shall discuss how ordinariness is strictly related with the blurring definition of terrorism.

  20. The importance of the treatment of the unsafe acts for the prevention of accidents in petrochemical industry; A importancia do tratamento dos atos inseguros para a prevencao de acidentes na industria petroquimica

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    Meneguetti, Alexander A.; Santos, Helio R.F.; Alevato, Hilda; Lima, Luciana S. [Dupont do Brasil S.A., Paulinia, SP (Brazil)

    2008-07-01

    Due to the fact that, the workers' behavior is characterized by its complexity and diversity, this issue has been seen as a great 'black box' in discussions regarding the Management Systems of SHE. Associated with this issue other arises: How conscious people? How to engage them with the process? How to improve the risk control? How to motivate the prevention? Most of these responses are discussed in the Social and Human Sciences for many years. However, it is necessary to closer the technical-operational knowledge and the human aspects, applying in the organizations' daily work, to make the working environment more safe. The purpose of this study, therefore, is examining the possibility of reducing accidents through the identification and treatment of deviations (unsafe acts and unsafe conditions), cause the whole accident, be it serious or not, begins with a small deviation. It was used as a reference tool, the Behavior audit and it is based on field's observations, applied into a production unit of a large petrochemical industry in northern Brazil, during the years 2006 and 2007. (author)

  1. Lone-Actor Terrorist Target Choice.

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    Gill, Paul; Corner, Emily

    2016-09-01

    Lone-actor terrorist attacks have risen to the forefront of the public's consciousness in the past few years. Some of these attacks were conducted against public officials. The rise of hard-to-detect, low-tech attacks may lead to more public officials being targeted. This paper explores whether different behavioral traits are apparent within a sample of lone-actor terrorists who plotted against high-value targets (including public officials) than within a sample of lone actors who plotted against members of the public. Utilizing a unique dataset of 111 lone-actor terrorists, we test a series of hypotheses related to attack capability and operational security. The results indicate that very little differentiates those who attack high-value targets from those who attack members of the public. We conclude with a series of illustrations to theorize why this may be the case. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  2. Terrorist Precursor Crimes: Issues and Options for Congress

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    O'Neil, Siobhan

    2007-01-01

    ... not. Terrorist precursor crimes, offenses committed to facilitate a particular attack or promote a terrorist campaign's objectives, are thought to be often carried out far away from the primary theater...

  3. Immigration: Terrorist Grounds for Exclusion and Removal of Aliens

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    Garcia, Michael J; Wasem, Ruth E

    2007-01-01

    ...., legal permanent residents) or temporarily as nonimmigrants. Notably, any alien who engages in terrorist activity, or is a representative or member of a designated foreign terrorist organization, is generally inadmissible...

  4. Immigration: Terrorist Grounds for Exclusion and Removal Aliens

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    Garcia, Michael J; Wasem, Ruth E

    2008-01-01

    ...., legal permanent residents) or temporarily as nonimmigrants. Notably, any alien who engages in terrorist activity, or is a representative or member of a designated foreign terrorist organization, is generally inadmissible...

  5. A Conceptual Framework for Analyzing Terrorist Groups,

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    Libyan 17 18 8 29 63 6 Other Middle East 7 11 17 7 7 6 Other European 6 10 8 7 8 6 Sub-Sahara African 7 25 68 22 12 6 Other 6 7 7 17 12 6 grow to be...VIOLENCE, BY REGION, 1980-1982 Inter- Attacks Total national on Terrorist Group Incidents’ Incidentsb Americans Latin America MIR ( Movimiento de...details. (Use separate entries for each person, Bla, Bib, etc.) 67 ____ 4- 68 A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR ANALYZING TERRORIST GROUPS B2. Names of other key

  6. Precipitating the decline of terrorist groups : a systems analysis

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    DeGhetto, Todd H.

    1994-01-01

    This thesis shows how a government actor can use systems theory to hasten the decline of a terrorist group. Tle author assumes terrorist groups are social organizations, therefore terrorist groups come to value organizational survival over ideological or programmatic achievements. The same determinants that cause social organizations to decline will cause terrorist organizations to decline. Using systems theory to model terrorism as a system, it is possible to show how to influence these dete...

  7. Real Time Big Data Analytics for Predicting Terrorist Incidents

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    Toure, Ibrahim

    2017-01-01

    Terrorism is a complex and evolving phenomenon. In the past few decades, we have witnessed an increase in the number of terrorist incidents in the world. The security and stability of many countries is threatened by terrorist groups. Perpetrators now use sophisticated weapons and the attacks are more and more lethal. Currently, terrorist incidents…

  8. MARTYRS OR TERRORISTS: SUICIDE BOMBING IN ISLAMIC ...

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    Martyrs or Terrorists: Suicide Bombing in Islamic. Kilani & Suberu. Defining Jihad, Martyrdom and Terrorism. The twin institutions of Jihad and Shahid (martyrdom) had existed in Islam from the nascent period of Islamic history and civilization. The word Jihad is derived from the verbal root Jahada which means struggle.

  9. Dynamical Adaptation in Terrorist Cells/Networks

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    Hussain, Dil Muhammad Akbar; Ahmed, Zaki

    2010-01-01

    Typical terrorist cells/networks have dynamical structure as they evolve or adapt to changes which may occur due to capturing or killing of a member of the cell/network. Analytical measures in graph theory like degree centrality, betweenness and closeness centralities are very common and have long...... history of their successful use in revealing the importance of various members of the network. However, modeling of covert, terrorist or criminal networks through social graph dose not really provide the hierarchical structure which exist in these networks as these networks are composed of leaders...... and followers etc. In this research we analyze and predict the most likely role a particular node can adapt once a member of the network is either killed or caught. The adaptation is based on computing Bayes posteriori probability of each node and the level of the said node in the network structure....

  10. Linguistic evaluation of terrorist scenarios: example application.

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    Darby, John L.

    2007-03-01

    In 2005, a group of international decision makers developed a manual process for evaluating terrorist scenarios. That process has been implemented in the approximate reasoning Java software tool, LinguisticBelief, released in FY2007. One purpose of this report is to show the flexibility of the LinguisticBelief tool to automate a custom model developed by others. LinguisticBelief evaluates combinations of linguistic variables using an approximate reasoning rule base. Each variable is comprised of fuzzy sets, and a rule base describes the reasoning on combinations of variables fuzzy sets. Uncertainty is considered and propagated through the rule base using the belief/plausibility measure. This report documents the evaluation and rank-ordering of several example terrorist scenarios for the existing process implemented in our software. LinguisticBelief captures and propagates uncertainty and allows easy development of an expanded, more detailed evaluation, neither of which is feasible using a manual evaluation process. In conclusion, the Linguistic-Belief tool is able to (1) automate an expert-generated reasoning process for the evaluation of the risk of terrorist scenarios, including uncertainty, and (2) quickly evaluate and rank-order scenarios of concern using that process.

  11. Smoking behaviour under intense terrorist attacks.

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    Keinan-Boker, Lital; Kohn, Robert; Billig, Miriam; Levav, Itzhak

    2011-06-01

    Smoking is one of the varied psychological reactions to stress. This study examined the rate and changes in cigarette smoking among former Gaza and current West Bank Jewish settlers subjected to direct and indirect terrorist attacks during the Al-Aksa Intifada. The relationship with degree of religious observance and emotional distress was explored as well. In this cross-sectional study, the respondents were settlers randomly selected and interviewed by telephone (N = 706). The interview schedule included socio-demographic items, information on direct exposure to terrorist attacks (e.g. threat to life or physical integrity, personal losses, property damage) and on steady and changes in smoking habits, and a scale to measure emotional distress. In contrast with the country population, a larger percentage of settlers who smoked increased the number of cigarettes consumed with exposure to terrorism (10 and 27%, respectively). Respondents who were injured or had their home damaged reported a higher rate of smoking during the preceding year (30 and 20%, respectively). Emotional distress was related to cigarette smoking, but not in the controlled analysis. Religious observance had no effect. Direct or indirect exposure to terrorist attacks had an impact on smoking prevalence rates and on changes in smoking habits. Studies investigating reactions to traumatic events should include a detailed section on smoking while mental health interventions should address the needs of smokers.

  12. Americans Respond Politically to 9/11: Understanding the Impact of the Terrorist Attacks and Their Aftermath

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    Huddy, Leonie; Feldman, Stanley

    2011-01-01

    The 9/11 terrorist attacks have had profound effect on U.S. domestic and foreign security policy, leading to several expensive wars and the erosion of civil liberties (under the USA PATRIOT Act). We review evidence on political reactions to the 9/11 attacks and conclude that subjective reactions to terrorism played an important role in shaping…

  13. Dutch Suspects of Terrorist Activity: A Study of Their Biographical Backgrounds Based on Primary Sources.

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    Maarten van Leyenhorst

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available With the impending defeat of ISIS in Syria and Iraq, supporters of terrorist groups, among them home-grown supporters and returning foreign fighters, have become a huge security threat to their country of return. Some have committed attacks in western countries, even while under the surveillance of authorities. Counter-terrorism is confronted with enormous challenges. One of the most prominent issues is the absence of evidence based knowledge on early warning signs. Experts on radicalization and terrorism have emphasized that neither typologies of terrorists nor accurate descriptions of generalizable risks can be made. This leads to opportunities for those who are willing to prepare and commit acts of terrorism to do so, without the agencies in charge of monitoring such individuals being able to accurately identify relevant threats. An additional deficiency in counter-terrorism research, is its dependency on historic and secondary source material. One of various actors in the Netherlands tasked to evaluate and mitigate relevant risks of terrorist suspects and offenders, is the Dutch Probation Service (DPS. In response to today’s prevailing terrorist threat, a specialized section of the DPS is set up to identify and supervise potential problem behaviour of those who are suspected or convicted of terrorism. The authors have been involved in this Unit Terrorism, Extremism and Radicalization (TER for years. As professionals of TER, the authors have had unique access to both judicial data, such as police files and prosecutor’s data, as to experts in the Dutch field of counter-terrorism. The authors have analysed the pre-sentencing advices of twenty-six clients of the DPS. These files are comprised of several socio-economic, historical, psychopathological and behavioural indicators. The goals are to learn from the analysis of the biographical backgrounds of the suspects and to stimulate the debate on management and supervision of terrorist

  14. TERRORIST PROTECTION PLANNING USING A RELATIVE RISK REDUCTION APPROACH, SESSION VIII: TECHNOLOGY FORUM FOCUS GROUPS.

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    2003-06-16

    Since the events of 9/11, there have been considerable concerns and associated efforts to prevent or respond to acts of terrorism. Very often we hear calls to reduce the threat from or correct vulnerabilities to various terrorist acts. Others fall victim to anxiety over potential scenarios with the gravest of consequences involving hundreds of thousands of casualties. The problem is complicated by the fact that planners have limited, albeit in some cases significant, resources and less than perfect intelligence on potential terrorist plans. However, valuable resources must be used prudently to reduce the overall risk to the nation. A systematic approach to this process of asset allocation is to reduce the overall risk and not just an individual element of risk such as vulnerabilities. Hence, we define risk as a function of three variables: the threat (the likelihood and scenario of the terrorist act), the vulnerability (the vulnerability of potential targets to the threat), and the consequences (health and safety, economic, etc.) resulting from a successful terrorist scenario. Both the vulnerability and consequences from a postulated adversary scenario can be reasonably well estimated. However, the threat likelihood and scenarios are much more difficult to estimate. A possible path forward is to develop scenarios for each potential target in question using experts from many disciplines. This should yield a finite but large number of target-scenario pairs. The vulnerabilities and consequences for each are estimated and then ranked relative to one another. The resulting relative risk ranking will have targets near the top of the ranking for which the threat is estimated to be more likely, the vulnerability greatest, and the consequences the most grave. In the absence of perfect intelligence, this may be the best we can do.

  15. Will it Ever be Possible to Profile the Terrorist?

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    Jonathan A Rae

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available 'This paper critiques the claim that terrorists can be profiled – that is to say that terrorists possess distinguishable attributes that can be conceivably identified by an observer. In doing so, the most prominent profiling parameters - racial, gender, age, pathological, psychological and socioeconomic – are investigated. The above approaches are found to have little to no applied value in identifying terrorists from a societal population. The dominant criticisms of these methods emphasise their crude reductionism, an absence of internal and external validity, and their lack of practical application. Current evidence indicates that the profiling of terrorists is a futile venture.'

  16. La importancia de los organismos electorales

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Estudia la importancia de los organismos electorales en la consolidación de la democracia como sistema político. Puntualiza que toda elección debe estar precedida de un marco regulatorio de jerarquía constitucional o legal que establezca las reglas de juego del acto electoral. El establecimiento de ese marco regulatorio excede la potestad reglamentaria que debe otorgarse al organismo electoral que prepara el acto eleccionario y la competencia del órgano que debe juzgarla.

  17. Tomate y lechuga: importancia productiva y comercial

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    Viteri, Maria Laura; Matías GARCÍA

    2016-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se muestra la evolución positiva de la producción de tomate y lechuga en el mundo. Si bien la superficie global de tomate no aumenta, su incremento obedece a mejoras tecnológicas. Mientras que en lechuga se registran aumentos en superficie implantada. A nivel mundial, China se destaca como el principal oferente tanto de lechuga (55% de la producción mundial de 2011) como de tomate (30%). La importancia de los países exportadores no se relaciona con su capacidad producti...

  18. A Physicist Looks at the Terrorist Threat

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    Muller, Richard

    2009-05-01

    Many people fear a terrorist nuclear device, smuggled into the United States, as the one weapon that could surpass the destruction and impact of 9-11. I'll review the design of nuclear weapons, with emphasis on the kinds that can be developed by rogue nations, terrorist groups, and high-school students. Saddam, prior to the first gulf war, was developing a uranium bomb, similar to the one that destroyed Hiroshima. His calutrons (named after my university) were destroyed by the United Nations. The North Korean nuclear weapon was, like the U.S. bomb used on Nagasaki, based on plutonium. Its test released the energy equivalent of about 400 tons of TNT. Although some people have speculated that they were attempting to build a small bomb, it is far more likely that this weapon was a fizzle, with less than 1 percent of the plutonium exploded. In contrast, the energy released from burning jet fuel at the 9-11 World Trade Center attack was the equivalent of 900 tons of TNT for each plane -- over twice that of the North Korean Nuke. The damage came from the fact that gasoline delivers 10 kilocalories per gram, about 15 times the energy of an equal weight of TNT. It is this huge energy per gram that also accounts for our addiction to gasoline; per gram, high performance lithium-ion computer batteries carry only 1 percent as much energy. A dirty bomb (radiological weapon) is also unattractive to terrorists because of the threhold effect: doses less than 100 rem produce no radiation illness and will leave no dead bodies at the scene. That may be why al Qaeda instructed Jose Padilla to abandon his plans for a dirty bomb attack in Chicago, and to try a fossil fuel attack (natural gas) instead. I will argue that the biggest terrorist threat is the conventional low-tech one, such as an airplane attack on a crowded stadium using the explosive fuel that they can legally buy at the corner station.

  19. importancia para la enseñanza

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    Concepción González Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se realiza una revisión histórica, de aquellos estudios/experiencias relacionados con los procesos de fotosíntesis y respiración que contribuyeron a la desestimación de la “teoría del humus” como modelo de nutrición vegetal. También se incluyen aquellos problemas que preocupaban a los investigadores en ese marco histórico. Se pondrá especial énfasis en la evolución de la formulación de “la fotosíntesis”, ya que en dicho conocimiento se localizó “la clave” que otorgó a los vegetales una importancia vital para la supervivencia de la vida en nuestro planeta. La evolución del conocimiento en ese campo, permitió pasar de un modelo de nutrición vegetal centrado únicamente en el nivel organismo, a la elaboración y aceptación del modelo actual que contempla la nutrición en tres niveles: organismo, celular y ecosistema. Finalmente se muestra la importancia que esta revisión histórica tiene para la enseñanza de este tema.

  20. Personality and Fear of Terrorist attacks in Ghana: The mediating ...

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    The study aimed at determining whether or not neuroticism would account for more variance in predicting risk perception and fear of terrorist attack in Ghana compared to conscientiousness. Moreover, it sought to examine the mediating effect of risk perception on the relationship between neuroticism and fear of terrorist ...

  1. Systems Approach to Terrorism: Countering the Terrorist Training Subsystem

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    2006-12-01

    No 20843 vol. 30, 12 April 1991, cited in Beril Dedeoglu, “ Bermuda Triangle : Comparing Official Definitions of Terrorist Activity,” Terrorism and...30, 12 April 1991, cited in Beril Dedeoglu, “ Bermuda Triangle : Comparing Official Definitions of Terrorist Activity,” Terrorism and Political

  2. Transition from Terrorist Event Management to Consequence Management, Executive Summary

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    1982-03-31

    simulations, exercises and games designed to ,rl 𔃺)e terrorist consequence management is developed.’ The seven tasks, w.t, Ts 2 and 5 deemed to be the rost ...should, and is expected to, provide leadership in this regard. There exists a variety of experience and planning for responding to terrorist events. The

  3. National Intelligence Estimate: The Terrorist Threat to the US Homeland

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    2007-01-01

    .... Among the key judgments in this NIE are the following: the U.S. Homeland will face a persistent and evolving terrorist threat over the next 3 years, with the main threat coming from Islamic terrorist groups and cells, especially al-Qa'ida...

  4. Who sets the Agenda: The Author or the Terrorist?

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    Søndergaard, Leif

    2012-01-01

    Definitions of terrorism. Terorism in the 1980s, i.e. taking hostages and exploding bombs outside the US. UNA-bomber and Oklahoma bomber. Relations between author and terrorist in and outside USA before 9/11. Relations between terrorist and press. President Bush's rhetoric and various reactions...

  5. Agent Based Modeling on Organizational Dynamics of Terrorist Network

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    Bo Li

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Modeling organizational dynamics of terrorist network is a critical issue in computational analysis of terrorism research. The first step for effective counterterrorism and strategic intervention is to investigate how the terrorists operate with the relational network and what affects the performance. In this paper, we investigate the organizational dynamics by employing a computational experimentation methodology. The hierarchical cellular network model and the organizational dynamics model are developed for modeling the hybrid relational structure and complex operational processes, respectively. To intuitively elucidate this method, the agent based modeling is used to simulate the terrorist network and test the performance in diverse scenarios. Based on the experimental results, we show how the changes of operational environments affect the development of terrorist organization in terms of its recovery and capacity to perform future tasks. The potential strategies are also discussed, which can be used to restrain the activities of terrorists.

  6. `Googling' Terrorists: Are Northern Irish Terrorists Visible on Internet Search Engines?

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    In this chapter, the analysis suggests that Northern Irish terrorists are not visible on Web search engines when net users employ conventional Internet search techniques. Editors of mass media organisations traditionally have had the ability to decide whether a terrorist atrocity is `newsworthy,' controlling the `oxygen' supply that sustains all forms of terrorism. This process, also known as `gatekeeping,' is often influenced by the norms of social responsibility, or alternatively, with regard to the interests of the advertisers and corporate sponsors that sustain mass media organisations. The analysis presented in this chapter suggests that Internet search engines can also be characterised as `gatekeepers,' albeit without the ability to shape the content of Websites before it reaches net users. Instead, Internet search engines give priority retrieval to certain Websites within their directory, pointing net users towards these Websites rather than others on the Internet. Net users are more likely to click on links to the more `visible' Websites on Internet search engine directories, these sites invariably being the highest `ranked' in response to a particular search query. A number of factors including the design of the Website and the number of links to external sites determine the `visibility' of a Website on Internet search engines. The study suggests that Northern Irish terrorists and their sympathisers are unlikely to achieve a greater degree of `visibility' online than they enjoy in the conventional mass media through the perpetration of atrocities. Although these groups may have a greater degree of freedom on the Internet to publicise their ideologies, they are still likely to be speaking to the converted or members of the press. Although it is easier to locate Northern Irish terrorist organisations on Internet search engines by linking in via ideology, ideological description searches, such as `Irish Republican' and `Ulster Loyalist,' are more likely to

  7. Forensic Seismology: constraints on terrorist bombings

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    Wallace, T. C.; Koper, K. D.

    2002-05-01

    Seismology has long been used as a tool to monitor and investigate explosions, both accidental and intentional. Seismic records can be used to provide a precise chronology of events, estimate the energy release in explosions and produce constraints to test various scenarios for the explosions. Truck bombs are a popular tool of terrorists, and at least two such attacks have been recorded seismically. On August 7, 1998 a truck bomb was detonated near the US embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. The bomb seriously damaging a dozen buildings, injuring more than 4000 people and causing 220 fatalities. The explosion was recorded on a short-period seismometer located north of the blast site; the blast seismogram contained body waves, Rayleigh waves and vibrations associated with the air blast. Modeling of the body and surfaces wave allowed an estimate of the origin time of the bombing, which it turn could be used as a constraint the timing of the air blasts. The speed of the air waves from an explosion depend on the air temperature and the size, or yield, of the explosion. In an effort to fully utilize the seismic recordings from such attacks, we analyzed the seismic records from a series of controlled truck bomb explosions carried out at White Sand Missile Range in New Mexico. We developed a new set of scaling laws that relate seismic and acoustic observations directly to the explosive mass (yield). These relationships give a yield of approximately 3000 kg of TNT equivalent for the Nairobi bomb. The terrorist bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995 was also recorded on seismometers. One of these records showed 2 discrete surface wavetrains separated by approximately 10 seconds. Some groups seized on the seismic recordings as evidence that there were 2 explosions, and that the US government was actually behind the bombing. However, the USGS monitored the demolition of the remainder of the Murrah Building and showed that the collapse also produced 2 surface

  8. Visual framing of terrorist attacks over the years

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    2017-01-01

    Diploma thesis Visual framing of terrorist attacks over the years focuses on how the selected terrorist attacks are presented in four Czech daily newspapers. The theoretical part of the thesis is focused on visual framing - which is based on the theoretical grounds of the concept of framing - and the visual presentation of terrorist attacks in the media. The aim of the research is to compare the visual framing of the attack in London in July 2005 and in Paris in 2015 using a quantitative cont...

  9. Threat Assessment of Potential Terrorist Attacks to the Transport Infrastructure

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    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents threat assessment of potential terrorist attacks to the transport infrastructure. The range of transportation infrastructure has spread and includes railway, inland waterways, road, maritime, air, intermodal transport infrastructure and intelligent transport systems (ITS. ITS service is the provision of an ITS application through a well-defined organisational and operational framework with the aim of contributing to the user safety, efficiency, comfort and/or to facilitate or support transport and travel operations. Terrorism means acts of violence committed by groups that view themselves as victimized by some notable historical wrong. Although these groups have no formal connection with governments, they usually have the financial and moral backing of sympathetic governments. Typically, they stage unexpected attacks on civilian targets, including transport infrastructure, with the aim of sowing fear and confusion. Based on the analyses, transportation infrastructure is potentially threatened with terrorism attacks, especially road and rail infrastructure (about 23 %, and to a smaller degree the maritime and air transport infrastructure (about 2 %. There were 90,3% of incidents involve land transport (74,5% – vehicles, 9,5% – buses, 6,3% - rail covered the 41-year period 1967-2007 in the USA. Legal steps to fight terrorism have been taken on the international level, furthermore, some institutions have been established for this purpose.

  10. Closing the Gap: Measuring the Social Identity of Terrorists

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    Ludwick, Keith W

    2008-01-01

    .... From that, it is further possible to use the resulting social profile to compare terrorist groups against each other in order to develop predictive models as to the propensity of violence of a particular group...

  11. Survival of the Fittest: Why Terrorist Groups Endure

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    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Why do terrorist groups endure? This question is relevant to scholars and policy makers alike. In the past, this issue was not been addressed in a systematic fashion. Recent work investigates this question using data on transnational groups and finds that factors associated with the home country can influence the duration the group endures. Applying the theory of outbidding to terrorist group survival, we argue that strategic competition among groups predicts group duration. Using the Global Terrorism Database, we develop a dataset using the terrorist group as the unit of analysis to model the duration of group activity and thus include the largest sample of groups yet. Controlling for previous explanations of both group duration and terrorism, we find a robust effect for the impact that group competition has on terrorist group survival.

  12. Terrorist Capabilities for Cyberattack: Overview and Policy Issues

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    2005-01-01

    ... organizations and consider attempting a cyberattack against the critical infrastructure. Cybercrime increased dramatically between 2004 and 2005, and several recent terrorist events appear to have been funded partially through online credit card fraud...

  13. Closing the Gap: Measuring the Social Identity of Terrorists

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    Ludwick, Keith W

    2008-01-01

    .... However, using two well-established theories from social psychology, Social Identity Theory and Social Distance Theory, allows the development of a practical model to develop a social profile of a terrorist group...

  14. Optimal counterterrorism and the recruitment effect of large terrorist attacks

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    Jensen, Thomas

    2011-01-01

    We analyze a simple dynamic model of the interaction between terrorists and authorities. Our primary aim is to study optimal counterterrorism and its consequences when large terrorist attacks lead to a temporary increase in terrorist recruitment. First, we show that an increase in counterterrorism...... makes it more likely that terrorist cells plan small rather than large attacks and therefore may increase the probability of a successful attack. Analyzing optimal counterterrorism we see that the recruitment effect makes authorities increase the level of counterterrorism after large attacks. Therefore......, in periods following large attacks a new attack is more likely to be small compared to other periods. Finally, we analyze the long-run consequences of the recruitment effect. We show that it leads to more counterterrorism, more small attacks, and a higher sum of terrorism damage and counterterrorism costs...

  15. Why Terrorists Overestimate the Odds of Victory 

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    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Terrorism is puzzling behavior for political scientists. On one hand, terrorist attacks generally hail from the politically aggrieved. On the other hand, a growing body of scholarship finds the tactic politically counterproductive. Unlike guerrilla attacks on military targets, terrorist attacks on civilian targets lower the odds of governments making  concessions. This article proposes and tests a psychological theory to account for why militant groups engage in terrorism, given the political costs of attacking civilians.

  16. Something Old, Something New. Guerillas, Terrorists, and Intelligence Analysis

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    2004-08-01

    Guerrillas, Terrorists, and Intelligence Analysis Lieutenant Colonel Lester W. Grau, U.S. Army, Retired Report Documentation Page Form ApprovedOMB No...TITLE AND SUBTITLE Military Review, July - August 2004. Something Old, Something New. Guerillas, Terrorists, and Intelligence Analysis . 5a. CONTRACT...travels and rest stops. INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS 44 July -August 2004 l MILITARY REVIEW They point to the efficacy of torture and extraordi- nary means

  17. Agent Based Modeling on Organizational Dynamics of Terrorist Network

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    Bo Li; Duoyong Sun; Renqi Zhu; Ze Li

    2015-01-01

    Modeling organizational dynamics of terrorist network is a critical issue in computational analysis of terrorism research. The first step for effective counterterrorism and strategic intervention is to investigate how the terrorists operate with the relational network and what affects the performance. In this paper, we investigate the organizational dynamics by employing a computational experimentation methodology. The hierarchical cellular network model and the organizational dynamics model ...

  18. Analysis of Al-Qaeda Terrorist Attacks to Investigate Rational Action

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    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Many studies have been conducted to demonstrate the collective rationality of traditional terrorist groups; this study seeks to expand this and apply collective rationality to Islamic terrorist groups. A series of statistical analyses were conducted on terrorist attacks carried out by Al-Qaeda and affiliated terrorist organization; these were then compared to two more conventional terrorist groups: the Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE. When viewed through the context of the groups’ various motivations and objectives, the results of these analyses demonstrates collective rationality for those terrorist groups examined. 

  19. A project to develop restoration methods for buildings and facilities after a terrorist attack

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    Fingas, M.F. [Environment Canada, Ottawa, ON (Canada). Emergencies Science and Technology Div]|[Environment Canada, Ottawa, ON (Canada). River Road Environmental Technology Centre; Volchek, K.; Hornof, M.; Boudreau, L.; Punt, M. [SAIC Canada, Ottawa, ON (Canada); Payette, P.; Best, M. [Health Canada, Ottawa, ON (Canada); Garbutt, M.; Krishnan, J.; Wagener, S.; Bernard, K. [Health Canada, Winnipeg, MB (Canada); Cousins, T.; Haslip, D. [Defence Research and Development Canada, Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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    A multi-agent project was initiated to review site restoration after a terrorist attack. The objective was to acquire and compile information on all known restoration procedures for buildings, exteriors of buildings, their interior contents, and adjacent areas such as parking lots, lawns and vehicles. All procedures were then tested and validated. Restoration procedures included pickup, neutralization, decontamination, removal and final destruction/deposition of the contaminant, cleaning material and contaminated debris resulting from the terrorist act. This research and development project considered chemical, biological and nuclear contamination with the intent to develop methods to decontaminate and restore buildings after a chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) attack. Ideas were collected from work conducted around the world. The efficacy of best candidates was tested along with all selected chemical target items. The project also involved the preparation of procedures for decontamination and restoration. Ultimately, a tradeoff decision basis will be developed to provide information on abandonment and quarantine versus cleanup. The study revealed that there are several technologies that can be used for the decontamination of structures and equipment after acts of terrorism, however, no one technique will work for all contaminants on all surfaces. The selection of a decontamination method depends on the contaminant, the surface being decontaminated and economic, social and health factors. The amount of waste generated by decontamination is a major feasibility factor. 25 refs., 6 tabs.

  20. Sub Saharan African Terrorist Groups’ use of the Internet

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    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Recent actions by French military forces in Niger and the global prominence of terrorist groups such as Al Shabaab and Boko Haram, have highlighted the growing counter terrorist focus on the countries of Sub Saharan Africa. Additionally in a post Bin Laden world and with the immanent withdrawal of coalition combat troops from Afghanistan, there is the possibility of Africa as a continent becoming the new front in the Global War on Terror ('Mben' et al., 2013. However, it is a mistake to assume that Africa’s story is uniformly one of violence and death. Vibrant cultures and a rugged entrepreneurial spirit have combined with a robust Internet backbone, to create the embryonic emergence of high tech hotspots across Africa. With rising IT literacy levels, more and more Africans are becoming connected to the information super highway on a daily basis (Graham, 2010. A tiny minority of these Africans are terrorists.

  1. Major depressive disorder following terrorist attacks: a systematic review of prevalence, course and correlates

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    Salguero, José M; Fernández-Berrocal, Pablo; Iruarrizaga, Itziar; Cano-Vindel, Antonio; Galea, Sandro

    2011-01-01

    ...) after terrorist attacks. A systematic review was performed. Studies included assessed the impact of human-made, intentional, terrorist attacks in direct victims and/or persons in general population and evaluated MDD based on diagnostic criteria...

  2. Assessing Terrorist Motivations for Attacking Critical "Chemical" Infrastructure

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    Ackerman, G; Bale, J; Moran, K

    2004-12-14

    Certain types of infrastructure--critical infrastructure (CI)--play vital roles in underpinning our economy, security, and way of life. One particular type of CI--that relating to chemicals--constitutes both an important element of our nation's infrastructure and a particularly attractive set of potential targets. This is primarily because of the large quantities of toxic industrial chemicals (TICs) it employs in various operations and because of the essential economic functions it serves. This study attempts to minimize some of the ambiguities that presently impede chemical infrastructure threat assessments by providing new insight into the key motivational factors that affect terrorist organizations propensity to attack chemical facilities. Prepared as a companion piece to the Center for Nonproliferation Studies August 2004 study--''Assessing Terrorist Motivations for Attacking Critical Infrastructure''--it investigates three overarching research questions: (1) why do terrorists choose to attack chemical-related infrastructure over other targets; (2) what specific factors influence their target selection decisions concerning chemical facilities; and (3) which, if any, types of groups are most inclined to attack chemical infrastructure targets? The study involved a multi-pronged research design, which made use of four discrete investigative techniques to answer the above questions as comprehensively as possible. These include: (1) a review of terrorism and threat assessment literature to glean expert consensus regarding terrorist interest in targeting chemical facilities; (2) the preparation of case studies to help identify internal group factors and contextual influences that have played a significant role in leading some terrorist groups to attack chemical facilities; (3) an examination of data from the Critical Infrastructure Terrorist Incident Catalog (CrITIC) to further illuminate the nature of terrorist attacks against chemical

  3. Terrorists and Fair Trial: The Right to a Fair Trial for Alleged Terrorists Detained in Guantánamo Bay

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    Full Text Available This paper inquires into whether the right to a fair trial can be restricted with regard to alleged terrorists within the framework of the ‘war on terror’. After briefly identifying the relevant sources of this right and its content, possible restrictions are analysed. The paper elaborates, in particular, on international humanitarian law, such as the Third and Fourth Geneva Convention, and international human rights law, such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man. It further deals with US constitutional law. We conclude that the right to a fair trial fully applies to alleged terrorists irrespective of the context of their detention (armed conflict or peace or the qualification of these terrorists (de facto or unlawful combatants and thus amounts to a general principle of transnational criminal law.

  4. Análise da Importância da Taxa de Câmbio e do Ataque Terrorista de 11 de Setembro sobre o Desempenho do Transporte Aéreo Internacional de Passageiros no BrasilThe Importance of Exchange Rate Analysis and the Terrorist Attack of September 11 on the Performance of the International Airborne Transportation sector of Passengers in BrazilAnálisis de la Importancia de la Tasa de Cambio y del Ataque Terrorista del 11 de Septiembre sobre el Desempeño del Transporte Aéreo Internacional de Pasajeros en Brasil

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    coefficient, this work aims to demonstrate September 11th event and dollar exchange rate real influence over International Travels Expenses Account in Brazilian Balance of Payment and airborne passengers stream to USA before and after the terrorists attacks. The outcomes from statistics data reject null hypothesis of averages equality between international travels expenses and averages equality between boarded passengers to USA, before and after the event, with 95% trust level. By other hand, the Pearson linear co relational coefficient between dollar exchange rate and international travels expenses was 77, 83%, being significant in 5%.RESUMENLos ataques terroristas cometidos en los EUA el 11/09/2001, que utilizaron como instrumento de destrucción aeronaves comerciales, provocaron grandes cambios políticos y socioeconómicos en todo el mundo, con reflejos que hasta el momento tienen influencia sobre muchos sectores de la economía brasileña. El sentido común indica que este evento agudizó la crisis que afectaba al sector aéreo brasileño desde 1999, en gran parte debido a las oscilaciones en la tasa de cambio de real para dólar norteamericano. Por medio del test paramétrico de diferencias entre medias poblacionales y del coeficiente de correlación linear de Pearson este trabajo se propone demostrar la real influencia del 11 de Septiembre y de la tasa de cambio, sobre la cuenta Viajes Internacionales del balance de pagos brasileño, como también del flujo de pasajeros de transporte aéreo con destino a los EUA antes y después del ataque terrorista. Los resultados estimados a partir de las estadísticas mencionadas rechazaron la hipótesis nula de igualdad de medias entre los gastos con viajes internacionales antes y después del evento, como también se rechazó la misma hipótesis para la cantidad de pasajeros embarcados hacia los EUA con grado de confianza del 95%. Por otro lado, el coeficiente de correlación linear de Pearson entre la tasa de cambio de real por

  5. Reducing the attractiveness of chemical plants to terrorist attacks: dehorning rhinos

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    Khakzad Rostami, N.

    2017-01-01

    The terrorist attacks to two French chemical facilities in June and July 2015 raised the flag about the attractiveness of chemical plants to terrorist groups and the imminent risk of similar attacks in western countries. Although the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US put the security of chemical

  6. Reflection in phraseological neology of traumatic historical events connected with the terrorist threat

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    Full Text Available The article is devoted to the analysis of phraseological units - neologisms which are associated with such traumatic historical events, as the implementation of terrorist acts. Particular emphasis is placed on the description of English, Russian and French phraseological units that have introduced the memory of the terrorist threat in the XX-XXI centuries.: Eng. That’s so 10th September (lit. today September 10, fig: Do not worry ahead of time about nothing; Rus. мочить в сортире (descriptor: беспощадно расправиться; фр. le prince s’est mari, le m chant est mort, c’est une semaine Walt Disney (lit. prince married the villain died, week Walt Disney; descriptor: Idyll, g n ration Bataclan (lit. Bataklan generation; descriptor: young people age of the victims who died in the “Bataklane”, i.e. young people aged 25-35. Phraseology description of new, emerging units is one of the most important problems in theoretical linguistics, namely: to illustrate and confirm the fact that the phrasebook body of a single national language is the result of the two memories - historical and linguistic. At the same time important to consider such a significant factor that determines the specificity of the national phraseological fund as memory selectivity in general and historical memory in particular.

  7. Nigeria as a Potential Terrorist Haven Explaining the Convergence ...

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    Is Nigeria a possible terrorist haven? This article aims to answer this question from two perspectives: international and domestic terrorism. From the perspective of international terrorism and in the standpoint of Western liberalism, for a foreseeable future Nigeria cannot be a haven for terrorism. This is the impossibility ...

  8. Isolating the Terrorists: The Abu Sayyaf Group Case Study

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    Memorandum of Agreement on ancestral Domain (MOA-AD) was scheduled for signing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 5, 2008. The formal signing was aborted ...integratedY Force manifestly has a proper place, especially given that the immoral use of force is a central characteristic ofterrorism.76 Terrorists commit

  9. Protecting chemical plants against terrorist attacks: a review

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    Khakzad Rostami, N.; Reniers, G.L.L.M.E.

    2015-01-01

    Protection of hazardous establishments such as chemical plants intentional incidents has drawn attention from safety and security experts since 9/11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. Although major steps have been taken since, the recent intentional incidents in two chemical plants in France in June and

  10. Understanding Terrorist Network Topologies and Their Resilience Against Disruption

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    Lindelauf, R.; Borm, P.E.M.; Hamers, H.J.M.

    2009-01-01

    This article investigates the structural position of covert (terrorist or criminal) networks. Using the secrecy versus information tradeoff characterization of covert networks it is shown that their network structures are generally not small-worlds, in contradistinction to many overt social

  11. The Counter Terrorist Classroom: Religion, Education, and Security

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    2013-01-01

    The article identifies international cases--from the United States, Europe, and the United Nations--of an emergent interface of religion, education, and security. This is manifest in the uses of religion in education to counter religious extremism, the notional "counter terrorist classroom." To avoid an over-association of extremism with…

  12. Understanding Why Terrorist Operations Succeed or Fail

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    2009-01-01

    level of overt action). This illustrates how operational signature plays in attackers’ calculus as a result of its influence on the chance an operation...ability to act on that information once we have it. Other measures are “on all the time”—e.g., an air filtration system in a public building will help

  13. E-PROCUREMENT: IMPORTANCIA Y APLICACIÓN

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    Full Text Available En el trabajo se aborda uno de los aspectos externos del e-business: el e-procurement. Se valora la importancia de la utilización de la red en general y en la función logística y de compras, en particular. Partiendo de las actividades tradicionales de compras, se explicitan las ventajas que supone respecto a ellas el e-procurement y la importancia estratégica de su aplicación. Asimismo, se profundiza en el propio concepto de e-procurement y en su arquitectura desde el punto de vista de su implantación empresarial.

  14. Americans respond politically to 9/11: understanding the impact of the terrorist attacks and their aftermath.

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    Huddy, Leonie; Feldman, Stanley

    2011-09-01

    The 9/11 terrorist attacks have had profound effect on U.S. domestic and foreign security policy, leading to several expensive wars and the erosion of civil liberties (under the USA PATRIOT Act). We review evidence on political reactions to the 9/11 attacks and conclude that subjective reactions to terrorism played an important role in shaping support for national security policy in the wake of 9/11. Support for a strong national security policy was most pronounced among Americans who perceived the nation as at threat from terrorism and felt angry at terrorists. In contrast, Americans who were personally affected by the attacks were more likely to feel anxious about terrorism, and this anxiety translated into less support for overseas military action. In addition, Americans who felt insecure after the 9/11 attacks and perceived a high future threat of terrorism were more likely than others to support strong foreign and domestic national security policies. Overall, research on American political reactions to 9/11 suggests that support for a strong government response to terrorism is most likely when members of a population perceive a high risk of future terrorism and feel angry at terrorists. © 2011 American Psychological Association

  15. Women Behind Terrorists (Religiousity, Self Adaptation and Husband-Wife Relationship within Suspected Terrorists Family in Pekalongan

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    Full Text Available Women and their religiosity are questioned along with the proliferation of conflict, violence, and religion-based riots which allegedly involving ‘husband’  suspected  terrorists. This article discusses the religiosity of the wives, the adjustment of wives of suspected terrorists against psychological and social burden, and the patterns of marital relations of terrorist suspects in Pekalongan-Central Java. The result of this phenomenological study revealed that the religiosity of terrorist-suspects’ wives are more dominant is exclusive patterned- if it is compared to moderate or inclusive ones. In terms of adjustment, the wives are just accept the fate and tend to be indifferent to the activities of their husbands. The wives also nullifying the public’s negative perception and judgment, but some are closed to the social interaction. While the pattern of relationships that were frequently built tent to be more owner property and head-complement in characteristics. Wives are positioned as husband’s complement for all activities in the fields of social, religious and political.

  16. The role of religious fundamentalism in terrorist violence: a social psychological analysis.

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    Rogers, M Brooke; Loewenthal, Kate M; Lewis, Christopher Alan; Amlôt, Richard; Cinnirella, Marco; Ansari, Humayan

    2007-06-01

    This paper examines the social-psychological factors often implicated in discussions of terrorist violence/martyrdom, with a particular focus on the role of religion. We offer a brief description of the psychological theories underpinning terrorist research before focusing on social-psychological factors. The roles of psychopathology, irrationality and grievance/threat are examined, followed by empirical research on the beliefs which have been associated with the perpetration and support of terrorist violence, and the social factors which foster those beliefs, including social identity, socially carried interpretations, group leadership and individual differences. Although religion is not a single, simple causal factor in terrorist violence, religious elements often feature strongly in the belief systems associated with terrorist violence, and can also feature in other important fostering factors for terrorist violence, such as the use of rhetoric. Finally, the status of lay explanations of terrorist violence, focusing on the role of religious fundamentalism is examined.

  17. E-PROCUREMENT: IMPORTANCIA Y APLICACIÓN

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    Isabel Fernández Quesada; Alberto Gómez Gómez; Javier Puente García; Nazario García Fernández

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    ... que supone respecto a ellas el e-procurement y la importancia estratégica de su aplicación. Asimismo, se profundiza en el propio concepto de e-procurement y en su arquitectura desde el punto de vista...

  18. Estimates of radiological risk from a terrorist attack using plutonium.

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    Durante, Marco; Manti, Lorenzo

    2002-06-01

    The possible use of radioactivity dispersal devices by terrorist groups has been recently reported in the news. In this paper, we discuss the threat of terrorist attacks by plutonium, with particular attention to the dispersal of plutonium by explosion or fire. Doses resulting from inhalation of radioactive aerosol induced by a plutonium explosion or fire are simulated using a Gaussian plume model (the HOTSPOT code) for different meteorological conditions. Ground contamination and resuspension of dust are also considered in the simulations. Our simulations suggest that acute effects from a plutonium dispersal attack are very unlikely. For late stochastic effects, the explosion poses a greater hazard than fire. However, even in the worst-case scenario, the dispersed plutonium would cause relatively few excess cancers (around 80 in a city of 2 million inhabitants) after many years from the explosion, and these excess cancers would remain undetected against the background of cancer fatalities.

  19. Probabilistic Ontology Architecture for a Terrorist Identification Decision Support System

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    Handbook on Ontologies in Information Systems.: Springer-Verlag, 2003. [15] Paulo Cesar G. da Costa. (2005, July) PhD George Mason Univeristy. [Online...Probabilistic Ontology Architecture for a Terrorist Identification Decision Support System Topic 3: Data, Information,and Knowledge Topic 5: Modeling...number. 1. REPORT DATE JUN 2014 2. REPORT TYPE 3. DATES COVERED 00-00-2014 to 00-00-2014 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Probabilistic Ontology

  20. Striking at the Underbelly: Influencing Would-Be Terrorists

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    Husain, The Islamist, 74. 60 movie about Prophet Muhammad was utilized by the terrorists to further their own aims. 6. Economic Deprivation With...him towards the violent path he adopted, but ultimately left. He writes, “To most Arab youths growing up in the 1950s, Nasser represented a dream ...and a symbol: a symbol of Arab nationalism, a dream of Arab unity, of Arab liberation, and of Arab progress. … I was seventeen, and spoiling for a

  1. Prepared for the unthinkable: EDs respond to terrorist attacks.

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    The response to the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon provided many key lessons for disaster preparedness. Volunteer physicians were not used in most cases, but EDs recognized the need for a system to check credentials. Communication from disater sites was problem. Injured patients went to the nearest hospital, even if it was not the most appropriate hospital. Experts recommend using existing disaster plans as templates to design or update your own.

  2. The Red Brigades: A Description of a Terrorist Organization.

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    it necessary and identify by block nlumber) 20. ABSTRACT (Continue on reverse side it necesaary end Identify by block number) CA ATTACHED LJ DD I A...sibility. Jun. 10 Swiss arrest Giustino de Vuono in Lucerne , in connection with murder of Aldo Moro. Jun. 20 Terrorists in Pescara shoot brother of...O’Ballance, Edgar. Language of Violence: The Blood Politics of Terrorism. San Rafael, CA .: Presidio Press, 1979. Parry, Albert. Terrorism From

  3. Generational Changes in Terrorist Movements: The Turkish Case,

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    minimal brain 4 See, Teror ve Terorle Mucadelede Durum Degerlendirmesi, Ankara, 1983, p. 135. s Ibid., p. 133. 6 For a brief discussion of the findings...Generational Changes Studies on the terrorist phenomenon in Western Europe have emphasized the nature and the significance of the generational changes...a pattern that was quite similar to the one observed in d Western Europe . The death or the imprisonment of Turkey’s first urban guerrilla activists

  4. Trash can bomb can fall into the hands of terrorists

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    Leading scientists from CERN described how if terrorists were able to get their hands on plutonium or uranium, they would be able to manufacture a 'trash can' nuclear bomb simply by inserting the radioactive material into a normal bomb. Once detonated a large area could be contaminated leading to the immediate deaths of many with many more future casualties due to cancers caused by the radiation.

  5. Tactics Used by the Terrorist Organisation Boko Haram

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    Full Text Available Boko Haram is no regular terrorist organization; although not as widely-known as the Islamic State or Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram has been declared the deadliest terror group of 2014. Fortunately, the organization seems to currently be on the run; and the successes of the Nigerian government in countering it have been founded on a timely understanding of its modus operandi.

  6. Exploring the effect of terrorist attacks on markets

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    Halkos, George; Zisiadou, Argyro

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to explore the determinants of terrorist unexpected events and if these events can affect economic markets. Based on the existing literature and the methodologies already been used, our purpose is to draw some attention to specific events, which may create losses to investors or even to countries. Specifically, after a thoughtful consideration of the existing relative studies, we discuss a number of empirical findings concerning the main determinants of terrorism. In ...

  7. Closing the Gap: Measuring the Social Identity of Terrorists

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    Introduction a la Psychologie Sociale Vol. 1. Paris: Larousse. 6 David W. Brannan, Philip F. Esler, & N.T. Anders Strindberg, “Talking to...St. Andrews, Scotland: Taylor & Francis, January 2001), Vol. 24, No. 1, 9. 6 • Cognitive component – The individual’s knowledge that he or she is a... Cognitive component – An individual is or becomes radicalized and supports the terrorist organization. This is an awareness of being a member of

  8. The Evolving Terrorist Threat to Southeast Asia. A Net Assessment

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    2009-01-01

    more intrac- table and resilient than in the past.46 In the words of one senior police official, The Malay Muslim conflict today is stronger than it...seeking to fight in Poso and was set up through the Solo branch of KOMPAK, an Islamic charity created in 1998 under the Dewan Dakwah Islam...terms of their parent terrorist organizations’ activities (see, e.g., ICG, 2007d). An additional and equally serious issue concerns the number of

  9. MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS AND TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS, A NEW ALLIANCE

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    planning and training. A second similarity is that both cartels and terrorist organizations depend on corruption for their endeavors. Mexico has a...the southern U.S. and Mexico border with large scale drug trafficking, gun smuggling, human trafficking and smuggling, illegal immigration, and the...threat to U.S. national security. Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated that Mexico (and the U.S.) face a “narco-terrorist” offensive

  10. Mass casualty response in the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks.

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    Roy, Nobhojit; Kapil, Vikas; Subbarao, Italo; Ashkenazi, Isaac

    2011-12-01

    The November 26-29, 2008, terrorist attacks on Mumbai were unique in its international media attention, multiple strategies of attack, and the disproportionate national fear they triggered. Everyone was a target: random members of the general population, iconic targets, and foreigners alike were under attack by the terrorists. A retrospective, descriptive study of the distribution of terror victims to various city hospitals, critical radius, surge capacity, and the nature of specialized medical interventions was gathered through police, legal reports, and interviews with key informants. Among the 172 killed and 304 injured people, about four-fifths were men (average age, 33 years) and 12% were foreign nationals. The case-fatality ratio for this event was 2.75:1, and the mortality rate among those who were critically injured was 12%. A total of 38.5% of patients arriving at the hospitals required major surgical intervention. Emergency surgical operations were mainly orthopedic (external fixation for compound fractures) and general surgical interventions (abdominal explorations for penetrating bullet/shrapnel injuries). The use of heavy-duty automatic weapons, explosives, hostages, and arson in these terrorist attacks alerts us to new challenges to medical counterterrorism response. The need for building central medical control for a coordinated response and for strengthening public hospital capacity are lessons learned for future attacks. These particular terrorist attacks had global consequences, in terms of increased security checks and alerts for and fears of further similar "Mumbai-style" attacks. The resilience of the citizens of Mumbai is a critical measure of the long-term effects of terror attacks.

  11. A data-stream classification system for investigating terrorist threats

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    Schulz, Alexia; Dettman, Joshua; Gottschalk, Jeffrey; Kotson, Michael; Vuksani, Era; Yu, Tamara

    2016-05-01

    The role of cyber forensics in criminal investigations has greatly increased in recent years due to the wealth of data that is collected and available to investigators. Physical forensics has also experienced a data volume and fidelity revolution due to advances in methods for DNA and trace evidence analysis. Key to extracting insight is the ability to correlate across multi-modal data, which depends critically on identifying a touch-point connecting the separate data streams. Separate data sources may be connected because they refer to the same individual, entity or event. In this paper we present a data source classification system tailored to facilitate the investigation of potential terrorist activity. This taxonomy is structured to illuminate the defining characteristics of a particular terrorist effort and designed to guide reporting to decision makers that is complete, concise, and evidence-based. The classification system has been validated and empirically utilized in the forensic analysis of a simulated terrorist activity. Next-generation analysts can use this schema to label and correlate across existing data streams, assess which critical information may be missing from the data, and identify options for collecting additional data streams to fill information gaps.

  12. Breivik--the Norwegian terrorist case.

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    Syse, Aslak

    2014-01-01

    On July 22, 2011, there were two murderous attacks in Norway. Both assaults - the bombing of governmental buildings in Oslo City center and the lethal shooting down of young members of the Labour Party on an island - were planned and accomplished by a lone perpetrator. These episodes give rise to several interesting questions. What happened really, and how could it happen? Was the perpetrator sane or insane? What was the ideological background for the attacks? It is unnecessary to discuss in any detail whether or not these acts should be categorized as terrorism. However, there is good reason to consider what these terror attacks imply for Norwegian society at large. What significance did the attacks have for Norwegian democracy, and did they have any impact on the 2013 parliamentary elections? What will be the future for the offender, both in the short term and in years to come? What will happen to the Norwegian insanity defense? These questions are addressed in this article. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  13. Prevalencia e importancia pronóstica de la anemia en pacientes pluripatológicos

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    2012-03-01

    CONCLUSIONES: la importancia pronóstica de la anemia en pacientes pluripatológicos, resultado no comunicado previamente, refuerza la importancia de una valoración global y completa de estos pacientes.

  14. Costos en el sector publico importancia de la relacion con la presupuestacion

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    Tiberio, Julio Cesar

    2009-01-01

    El trabajo tiene el proposito de divulgar la importancia del tratamiento de los costos en el sector publico, haciendo conocer la necesidad de analizar en profundidad y reflexionar sobre la importancia...

  15. Network Technologies for Networked Terrorists: Assessing the Value of Information and Communication Technologies to Modern Terrorist Organizations

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    2007-01-01

    monitored and audited, they permit terrorist organizations to exercise a global reach at relatively low cost with relatively low risk.13 12 Adams ( 1986 ...groups disrupted by Canadian authorities and the FBI in mid-2006. See, for example, United States v. Batiste, Abraham, Phanor, Herrera, Augustin...careful group would avoid, some groups have made such mistakes. For example, during the shootout with and subsequent arrest of a Red Brigades member in

  16. Reducing the attractiveness of chemical plants to terrorist attacks: dehorning rhinos

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    Khakzad Rostami, N.

    2017-01-01

    The terrorist attacks to two French chemical facilities in June and July 2015 raised the flag about the attractiveness of chemical plants to terrorist groups and the imminent risk of similar attacks in western countries. Although the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US put the security of chemical infrastructures in a spotlight, the majority of previous attempts have since been made toward threat assessment and vulnerability assessment of chemical plants yet overlooking their attractiveness as a...

  17. A Glance at Terrorist Organizations from the Perspective of Organizational Theories

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    Yılmaz, Sefer

    2013-01-01

    The problem of conceptualizing terrorist organization is still a controversial issue, even though it has been taken place in the literature heavily. In this essay, terrorist organizations will be approached in the context of organizational theories. Terrorist organizations will be introduced as exceptional structures besides being consistent with most of the organizational theories, departing from them in terms of strategies they adapt and life expectancy they experience. According to some th...

  18. Change and Continuity in Indonesian Islamist Ideology and Terrorist Strategies

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    Full Text Available The “Islamisation” of Indonesia has exerted a transformative force on every aspect of Indonesian society. That process continues today. It has created streams of change and continuity in thoughts, ideologies and practices, of enormous complexity. Strict doctrinal interpretation of Koranic text is not a new phenomenon, contrary to what some reports in the mass media might suggest. Its roots stretch back at least as far as the 1800s with the outbreak of violent conflicts between those urging a stricter, scripturalist application of Islam, and those adhering to traditionalist and colonialist ideologies --culminating in the Padri war of West Sumatra of 1821-38. Indicating an ostensible continuity of ideology, modern extremist ideologues, such as Abu Bakar Bashir, urge their followers toward violent conflict and terrorist actions based on an ideology of strict “Middle Eastern” interpretation of fundamental Islamic tenets. This paper argues that the strategies of those carrying out radical and violent ideologies are undergoing change, as are the strategies of the authorities tasked with combating them. Radical groups have displayed a shift away from large-scale, attacks on symbolic foreign targets towards low-level violence primarily aimed at law enforcement authorities. Authorities, on the other hand, have shown a greater tendency to shoot dead those suspected of involvement with violent radical groups. This paper will examine the changing strategies of violent radical groups and the continuity, and evolution, of the underlying Islamic ideology that provides religious justification for their violent acts. The paper will argue that engaging Indonesia’s politically active youth in an ideological dialogue on Islamism and democracy provides the best prospect for disengagement from, and breaking the cycle of recruitment for, radical violence and terrorism.[Proses panjang Islamisasi di Indonesia telah menghasilkan kekuatan transformatif di

  19. IMPORTANCIA DE LA POSVENTA EN LA MEZCLA DE MERCADEO ACTUAL

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    Ana Prieto Sánchez; Marle Martínez Ramírez; Yaneth Rincón; Dilú Carbonell

    2007-01-01

    El artículo tiene como objetivo analizar la importancia de la postventa en la mezcla de mercadeo actual. Para lograr este propósito, se utilizó el método de la interpretación de los significados de la información, se llama información a los “datos” recolectados a través de la investigación documental. Se consultaron autores como: Cancer (2005), Kotler (2005), Reyes (2005),Villar (1997), Walther (1997). Con el resultado de la aplicación de este método se procedió a presentar los aspectos relev...

  20. EL NIÑO QUE RONCA: IMPORTANCIA Y MANEJO

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    Dr. Selim Abara

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    El ronquido en los niños es el signo más frecuente de trastorno respiratorio del sueño (TROS). La importancia de estos trastornos reside en su alta prevalencia y las morbilidades asociadas, como trastornos neurocognitivos, rendimiento escolar deficiente, disfunción conductual, complicaciones cardiovasculares, consecuencias metabólicas y mala calidad de vida relacionada con la salud. La sospecha clínica se basa en una buena anamnesis y examen físico, aunque en muchos casos es insuficiente para...

  1. The meaning of collective terrorist threat : Understanding the subjective causes of terrorism reduces its negative psychological impact

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    Fischer, Peter; Postmes, Tom; Koeppl, Julia; Conway, Lianne; Fredriksson, Tom

    This article hypothesized that the possibility to construct intellectual meaning of a terrorist attack (i.e., whether participants can cognitively understand why the perpetrators did their crime) reduces the negative psychological consequences typically associated with increased terrorist threat.

  2. Mental health approaches to child victims of acts of terrorism.

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    Saraiya, Ankur; Garakani, Amir; Billick, Stephen B

    2013-03-01

    It has long been recognized that human beings exposed to severe stress may develop psychological symptoms. With recent terrorist acts around the world including the New York City World Trade Center September 11, 2001 atrocity, there has been a growing interest in the specific impact of terrorist acts on the victims and witnesses. One area that has received less study is the specific impact on children. This paper reviews some of the general effects of traumatic stress on children and the history of the research in this area including a specific discussion of post-traumatic stress disorder in children. This is followed by a review of how children might react to the trauma of a terrorist attack differentiating between three different subgroups of children (preschool age children, school-age children, and adolescents). Then there is a review of what a comprehensive evaluation of childhood victims of terrorism should entail. Finally, treatment modalities that have been shown to be effective are reviewed.

  3. The Peace Movement and Terrorist Organizations in the Federal Republic of Germany.

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    called "Autonomous Left," stragglers of hard-core terrorist groups, low-level anarchists without any existing organization, punks , and homosexuals...received a boost when large-scale protests rocked West Germany. These demonstrators, anarchists linked to the terrorist Red Army Faction (RAF), showed a

  4. A note on the effectiveness of national anti-terrorist policies. Evidence from ETA.

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    Gil-Alana, L.A.; Barros, C.P. (Carlos P.)

    2009-01-01

    This paper analyses the effectiveness of anti-terrorism policies implemented by the Spanish government to counteract ETA terrorist attacks. The aim is to investigate what the best policy is for counteracting terrorist groups: proactive political/retaliatory deterrence policies or reactive political/retaliatory deterrence policies. Counting models are used and the results show that proactive political policies are the most effective.

  5. Kidnapping by Terrorist Groups, 1970-2010: Is Ideological Orientation Relevant?

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    Forest, James J. F.

    2012-01-01

    This article examines whether a terrorist group's ideology has a meaningful impact on its involvement in kidnapping. On a global level, incident data (1970-2010) indicate that in the past decade the number of kidnappings by terrorist groups has increased, while Muslim extremists have replaced left-wing/Marxist revolutionaries as the world's…

  6. Media participation and mental health in terrorist attack survivors.

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    Thoresen, Siri; Jensen, Tine K; Dyb, Grete

    2014-12-01

    Terrorism and disasters receive massive media attention, and victims are often approached by reporters. Not much is known about how terror and disaster victims perceive the contact with media and whether such experiences influence mental health. In this study, we describe how positive and negative experiences with media relate to posttraumatic stress (PTS) reactions among survivors of the 2011 Utøya Island terrorist attack in Norway. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with 285 survivors (47.0% female and 53.0% male) 14-15 months after the terrorist attack. Most survivors were approached by reporters (94%), and participated in media interviews (88%). The majority of survivors evaluated their media contact and participation as positive, and media participation was unrelated to PTS reactions. Survivors who found media participation distressing had more PTS reactions (quite distressing: B = 0.440, extremely distressing: B = 0.611, p = .004 in adjusted model). Perceiving media participation as distressing was slightly associated with lower levels of social support (r = -.16, p = .013), and regretting media participation was slightly associated with feeling let down (r = .18, p = .004). Reporters should take care when interviewing victims, and clinicians should be aware of media exposure as a potential additional strain on victims. Copyright © 2014 International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

  7. Mortality salience, political orientation and minimization of terrorists' secondary emotions.

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    Piñuela Sánchez, Raúl; Yela García, Carlos

    2016-01-01

    From the framework of Terror Management Theory, the objective of the present research is to analyze the effect of mortality salience (MS) on the minimization of Muslim terrorists’ secondary emotions (MSE, which can be understood as a particular kind of dehumanization), as a function of political orientation. An experimental design was used, in which the participants (university students, N= 293) were randomly assigned to a control or experimental group, their political orientation was taken note of, and they were asked to attribute emotions to Muslim terrorists. In accordance with the hypotheses, the results indicate that, among those supporting tenets of the political left, MS originates less minimization of secondary emotions of the terrorists (MSE). However, among people who stand on the right, MS inspires greater MSE (that is, a lower attribution of these emotions). These results support the thesis that the effects of MS are not to be found exclusively in conservative people, and that they do not necessarily imply a conservative shift, but constitute a polarization in previous ideological tendencies or cultural worldview.

  8. Islamic State and Its Attitude to the Terrorist Attacks on the Energy Sector

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    Lukáš Tichý

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The main aim of this article is both to analyze the importance of the terrorist attacks on energy infrastructure and industry for strategy of militant terrorist organization Islamic State against the background of the influence of Islam and to describe a specific example and manifestations of the terrorist activities focused on energy sector in the Middle East and North Africa. In the theoretical level, the article is based on the concept of terrorist attack on energy sector and relation between energy and Sunni Islam. In methodological level, the article is based on the case study method framing terrorist attacks of Islamic State on energy industry and infrastructure in Iraq, Syria and Libya.

  9. The alliance relationship analysis of international terrorist organizations with link prediction

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    Fang, Ling; Fang, Haiyang; Tian, Yanfang; Yang, Tinghong; Zhao, Jing

    2017-09-01

    Terrorism is a huge public hazard of the international community. Alliances of terrorist organizations may cause more serious threat to national security and world peace. Understanding alliances between global terrorist organizations will facilitate more effective anti-terrorism collaboration between governments. Based on publicly available data, this study constructed a alliance network between terrorist organizations and analyzed the alliance relationships with link prediction. We proposed a novel index based on optimal weighted fusion of six similarity indices, in which the optimal weight is calculated by genetic algorithm. Our experimental results showed that this algorithm could achieve better results on the networks than other algorithms. Using this method, we successfully digged out 21 real terrorist organizations alliance from current data. Our experiment shows that this approach used for terrorist organizations alliance mining is effective and this study is expected to benefit the form of a more powerful anti-terrorism strategy.

  10. Narratives from caregivers of children surviving the terrorist attack in Beslan: issues of health, culture, and resilience.

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    Moscardino, Ughetta; Axia, Giovanna; Scrimin, Sara; Capello, Fabia

    2007-04-01

    Acts of terrorism have an extremely negative impact on the mental health of children and families. The school siege in Beslan, Russia, in 2004, represents a particularly traumatizing event as it was directed specifically at children and involved the entire community. This qualitative study aims to: (a) examine caregiver reactions to the terrorist attack in Beslan as reported 3 months after the traumatic event; (b) determine the extent to which indigenous cultural values and religious belief systems play a role in Beslan's caregivers' reactions to such event; and (c) identify variables that may function as sources of resilience to caregivers. A convenience sample of 17 primary caregivers from Beslan with at least one child who survived the school siege were asked to participate in semi-structured interviews. Narratives generated from the interviews were qualitatively analyzed using a thematic approach; nine major themes were identified. Caregivers' concerns centered on children's physical and psychological well-being, the reorganization of family life, and the disruption of community ties. Cultural values of pride, heroism, courage, and revenge emerged as relevant aspects shaping caregivers' reactions to the traumatic event. Possible sources of resilience included the willingness to return to normality, social support, and the reaffirmation of positive, culturally shared values in face of the perceived threat of future terrorist attacks. Findings are discussed in terms of their theoretical implications on the effects of trauma on children and families as well as interventions with highly traumatized populations in diverse cultural settings.

  11. IMPORTANCIA DE LA POSVENTA EN LA MEZCLA DE MERCADEO ACTUAL

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    Ana Prieto Sánchez

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available El artículo tiene como objetivo analizar la importancia de la postventa en la mezcla de mercadeo actual. Para lograr este propósito, se utilizó el método de la interpretación de los significados de la información, se llama información a los “datos” recolectados a través de la investigación documental. Se consultaron autores como: Cancer (2005, Kotler (2005, Reyes (2005,Villar (1997, Walther (1997. Con el resultado de la aplicación de este método se procedió a presentar los aspectos relevantes de la investigación: necesidad de la postventa, atención al cliente, postventa como estrategia competitiva, para finalmente plantear un nuevo modelo de organización de postventa.

  12. Importancia del apoyo familiar en el control de la glucemia

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    RODRÍGUEZ-MORÁN MARTHA

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar la importancia del apoyo familiar en el control de la glucemia en diabéticos no insulino dependientes. Material y métodos. Se diseñó un estudio de casos y controles, considerando como casos a los pacientes con glucemia o = 140 mg/dl. El apoyo familiar se determinó con el cuestionario Environmental Barriers to Adherence Scales, que estima el apoyo otorgado para que el paciente siga las indicaciones terapéuticas. Se incluyeron 32 casos y 50 controles. Resultados. El apoyo familiar que recibe el paciente se asocia significativamente a la presencia de glucemia <140 mg/dl (razón de momios = 3.9; IC95% 1.4-11.1. Las demás variables no mostraron asociación significativa. Conclusiones. El apoyo familiar que reciben los enfermos influye en el control de la glucemia.

  13. Ácidos grasos, alteraciones e importancia nutricional

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    Losada Álvarez, Laura

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    Los ácidos grasos son los componentes más frecuentes en los lípidos presentes en los seres vivos. El estudio de los ácidos grasos se ha convertido en un campo de investigación de creciente importancia debido a su repercusión en los lípidos que los contienen, y en las numerosas funciones biológicas que estos desempeñan. Los ácidos grasos no solo intervienen como almacenes de reserva energética, sino también como componentes estructurales de la célula, moléculas señalizadoras, ...

  14. Suicidal terrorist bombings in Israel--identification of human remains.

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    Kahana, T; Freund, M; Hiss, J

    1997-03-01

    Positive identification of human remains is one of the most important tasks in mass disaster investigations. Religious and jurisdictional demands in Israel, require the identification process to be completed in the shortest possible time. In the 18 suicidal terrorist bombings that took place in Israel between the years 1993-1996, 127 victims and 19 perpetrators were killed, and their severely fragmented bodies were identified within 24 h. The efficient completion of the identification endeavor was enabled by the implementation of a variety of techniques and the close collaboration in the investigation between the different emergency and forensic agencies. This paper presents the mass disaster identification policy and techniques currently used in Israel. The importance of an interdisciplinary approach for the identification of extremely fragmented human remains from mass disasters and the creation of a central data bank of fingerprints and genetic markers is emphasized.

  15. The Clinical Threat Assessment of the Lone-Actor Terrorist.

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    Meloy, J Reid; Genzman, Jacqueline

    2016-12-01

    The Terrorist Radicalization Assessment Protocol (TRAP-18) is a structured professional judgment instrument for the assessment of individuals who present a concern for lone-actor terrorism. It consists of eight proximal warning behaviors and 10 distal characteristics. Previous research has demonstrated its interrater reliability and some concurrent and postdictive validity. In this article, TRAP-18 is retrospectively applied to the case of US Army psychiatrist and jihadist Malik Nidal Hasan, who committed a mass murder at Fort Hood, Texas in 2009. The strengths and limitations of TRAP-18 as a structured professional judgment instrument for mental health clinicians are discussed, and clinical risk management suggestions are made. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. Know thy enemy: Education about terrorism improves social attitudes toward terrorists.

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    Theriault, Jordan; Krause, Peter; Young, Liane

    2017-03-01

    Hatred of terrorists is an obstacle to the implementation of effective counterterrorism policies-it invites indiscriminate retaliation, whereas many of the greatest successes in counterterrorism have come from understanding terrorists' personal and political motivations. Drawing from psychological research, traditional prejudice reduction strategies are generally not well suited to the task of reducing hatred of terrorists. Instead, in 2 studies, we explored education's potential ability to reduce extreme negative attitudes toward terrorists. Study 1 compared students in a college course on terrorism (treatment) with wait-listed students, measuring prosocial attitudes toward a hypothetical terrorist. Initially, all students reported extremely negative attitudes; however, at the end of the semester, treatment students' attitudes were significantly improved. Study 2 replicated the effect within a sample of treatment and control classes drawn from universities across the United States. The present work was part of an ongoing research project, focusing on foreign policy and the perceived threat of terrorism; thus classes did not explicitly aim to reduce prejudice, making the effect of treatment somewhat surprising. One possibility is that learning about terrorists "crowds out" the initial pejorative associations-that is, the label terrorism may ultimately call more information to mind, diluting its initial negative associative links. Alternatively, students may learn to challenge how the label terrorist is being applied. In either case, learning about terrorism can decrease the extreme negative reactions it evokes, which is desirable if one wishes to implement effective counterterrorism policies. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved).

  17. Bombing alone: tracing the motivations and antecedent behaviors of lone-actor terrorists,.

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    Gill, Paul; Horgan, John; Deckert, Paige

    2014-03-01

    This article analyzes the sociodemographic network characteristics and antecedent behaviors of 119 lone-actor terrorists. This marks a departure from existing analyses by largely focusing upon behavioral aspects of each offender. This article also examines whether lone-actor terrorists differ based on their ideologies or network connectivity. The analysis leads to seven conclusions. There was no uniform profile identified. In the time leading up to most lone-actor terrorist events, other people generally knew about the offender's grievance, extremist ideology, views, and/or intent to engage in violence. A wide range of activities and experiences preceded lone actors' plots or events. Many but not all lone-actor terrorists were socially isolated. Lone-actor terrorists regularly engaged in a detectable and observable range of activities with a wider pressure group, social movement, or terrorist organization. Lone-actor terrorist events were rarely sudden and impulsive. There were distinguishable behavioral differences between subgroups. The implications for policy conclude this article. © 2013 American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

  18. Bombing Alone: Tracing the Motivations and Antecedent Behaviors of Lone-Actor Terrorists*,†,‡

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    Gill, Paul; Horgan, John; Deckert, Paige

    2014-01-01

    This article analyzes the sociodemographic network characteristics and antecedent behaviors of 119 lone-actor terrorists. This marks a departure from existing analyses by largely focusing upon behavioral aspects of each offender. This article also examines whether lone-actor terrorists differ based on their ideologies or network connectivity. The analysis leads to seven conclusions. There was no uniform profile identified. In the time leading up to most lone-actor terrorist events, other people generally knew about the offender’s grievance, extremist ideology, views, and/or intent to engage in violence. A wide range of activities and experiences preceded lone actors’ plots or events. Many but not all lone-actor terrorists were socially isolated. Lone-actor terrorists regularly engaged in a detectable and observable range of activities with a wider pressure group, social movement, or terrorist organization. Lone-actor terrorist events were rarely sudden and impulsive. There were distinguishable behavioral differences between subgroups. The implications for policy conclude this article. PMID:24313297

  19. Rural hospital mass casualty response to a terrorist shooting spree.

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    Waage, S; Poole, J C; Thorgersen, E B

    2013-08-01

    Civilian mass casualty incidents may occur infrequently and suddenly, and are caused by accidents, natural disasters or human terrorist incidents. Most reports deal with trauma centre management in large cities, and data from small local hospitals are scarce. A rural hospital response to a mass casualty incident caused by a terrorist shooting spree was evaluated. An observational study was undertaken to evaluate the triage, diagnosis and management of all casualties received from the Utøya youth camp in Norway on 22 July 2011 by a local hospital, using data from the hospital's electronic records. Descriptive data are presented for patient demographics, injuries and patient flow. The shooting on Utøya youth camp left 69 people dead and 60 wounded. A rural hospital (Ringerike Hospital) triaged 35 patients, of whom 18 were admitted. During the main surge, the hospital triaged and treated 22 patients within 1 h, of whom 13 fulfilled the criteria for activating the hospital trauma team, including five with critical injuries (defined as an Injury Severity Score above 15). Ten computed tomography scans, two focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) scans and 25 conventional X-rays were performed. During the first 24 h, ten surgical procedures were performed and four chest drains inserted. No patient died. Critical deviation from the major incident plan was needed, and future need for revision is deemed necessary based on the experience. Communication systems and the organization of radiological services proved to be most vulnerable. © 2013 British Journal of Surgery Society Ltd. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  20. 77 FR 43814 - Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

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    ... counter foreign intelligence and terrorist threats to the DoD and the United States. The system of records... of the Secretary Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records AGENCY: Defense Intelligence Agency, DoD. ACTION: Notice to alter a System of Records. SUMMARY: The Defense Intelligence Agency is proposing to...

  1. The Proliferation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Terrorist Use, Capability, and Strategic Implications

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    Ball, Ryan Jokl [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2017-10-16

    There has been unparalleled proliferation and technological advancement of consumer unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) across the globe in the past several years. As witnessed over the course of insurgency tactics, it is difficult to restrict terrorists from using widely available technology they perceive as advantageous to their overall strategy. Through a review of the characteristics, consumer market landscape, tactics, and countertactics, as well as operational use of consumer-grade UAVs, this open-source report seeks to provide an introductory understanding of the terrorist-UAV landscape, as well as insights into present and future capabilities. The caveat is evaluating a developing technology haphazardly used by terrorists in asymmetric conflicts.

  2. A theory of terrorist leadership (and its consequences for leadership targeting)

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    The article of record as published may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09546553.2012.751912 States often target terrorist leaders with the belief that the leader’s death or capture will cause the terrorist organization to collapse. Yet the history of this strategy of “leadership targeting” provides a mixed record-for every example of effectiveness, there are similar examples of ineffectiveness. The central question of this article is: what makes a terrorist leader important? Specific...

  3. 76 FR 65112 - James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010

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    ... Part 104 RIN 1105-AB39 James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 AGENCY: Department of... regulations implementing the amendments made by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010... was killed as a result of the terrorist-related aircraft crashes of September 11, 2001, or the debris...

  4. Ranking terrorists in networks : A sensitivity analysis of Al Qaeda’s 9/11 attack

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    Husslage, B.G.M.; Borm, Peter; Burg, T.; Hamers, Herbert

    All over the world intelligence services are collecting data concerning possible terrorist threats. This information is usually transformed into network structures in which the nodes represent the individuals in the data set and the links possible connections between these individuals.

  5. Ranking Terrorists in Networks : A Sensitivity Analysis of Al Qaeda’s 9/11 Attack

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    Husslage, B.G.M.; Borm, P.E.M.; Burg, T.; Hamers, H.J.M.; Lindelauf, R.

    2014-01-01

    All over the world intelligence services are collecting data concerning possible terrorist threats. This information is usually transformed into network structures in which the nodes represent the individuals in the data set and the links possible connections between these individuals.

  6. Military Operations Against Terrorist Groups Abroad: Implications for the United States Air Force

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    Ochmanek, David

    2003-01-01

    .... The purpose of this study is to help defense planners anticipate the types of demands that future operations against terrorists will place on the armed forces of the United States, particularly...

  7. Fandoriana - 3 : terrorist-gossudarstvennik protiv terrorista-revoljutsionera / Boris Tuch

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    2005-01-01

    Mängufilm "Riiginõunik" Boriss Akunini romaani järgi : režissöör Filipp Jankovski. Fandorini osas Oleg Menshikov, terrorist Grin - Konstantin Habenski, krahv Pozharski - Nikita Mihhalkov : Venemaa 2005

  8. Asian Organized Crime and Terrorist Activity in Canada, 1999-2002

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    Helfand, Neil S

    2003-01-01

    This study is based on open source research into the scope of Asian organized crime and terrorist activity in Canada during the period 1999 to 2002, and the extent of cooperation and possible overlap...

  9. From Terrorist to Persona: Para-Social Interaction and the ETA Website

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    Yotam Ophir

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The great virtues of the Internet - ease of access, lack of regulation, vast potential audiences, and fast flow of information, among others - have been exploited by terrorist groups. Consequently, the Internet has become a useful and effective platform for terrorist organizations and their supporters. Applying para-social relationships theory, this study examines the ways terrorist groups utilize the Internet to gain sympathy and support for their appeals and goals. The case of ETA’s website (ETA - Euskadi Ta Askatasuna, an armed Basque nationalist and separatist organization, dedicated to Basque prisoners imprisoned in Ireland and fighting extradition to Spain, is used as an illustrative example of the applicability of the para-social theorem. The various tactics adopted for establishing and promoting para-social relationships between media characters and the audiences as revealed in Basque terrorist video clips on YouTube are analyzed.  

  10. EL NIÑO QUE RONCA: IMPORTANCIA Y MANEJO

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    Dr. Selim Abara

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available El ronquido en los niños es el signo más frecuente de trastorno respiratorio del sueño (TROS. La importancia de estos trastornos reside en su alta prevalencia y las morbilidades asociadas, como trastornos neurocognitivos, rendimiento escolar deficiente, disfunción conductual, complicaciones cardiovasculares, consecuencias metabólicas y mala calidad de vida relacionada con la salud. La sospecha clínica se basa en una buena anamnesis y examen físico, aunque en muchos casos es insuficiente para afirmar o descartar la existencia de un TROS; por esta razón es importante contar con pruebas específicas, entre las cuales la polisomnografía es el estándar de oro, pero es necesario establecer criterios para indicar estos exámenes debido a su disponibilidad limitada y a su elevado costo. La adenotonsilectomía es el tratamiento más común de TROS en los niños, sin embargo, el grupo de pacientes con comorbilidad de mayor complejidad requiere un estudio más completo y un tratamiento multidisciplinario. En esta revisión se actualizan los conocimientos acerca de los TROS y su manejo. Se propone un diagrama de flujo para el estudio y manejo de un niño que ronca.

  11. La Vitamina D y su Importancia en la Salud Humana

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    Full Text Available En los últimos años, la vitamina D ha cobrado una importancia creciente en razón de que, además de sus beneficios reconocidos sobre el hueso, ha mostrado claros efectos benéficos en enfermedades crónicas, graves y altamente prevalentes como hipertensión, cáncer, síndrome metabólico,diabetes y esclerosis múltiple; igualmente, estados fisiológicos como el embarazo, la adolescencia y el envejecimiento se ven beneficiados, y sus eventuales adversidades mitigadas, si se mantienen niveles adecuados de 25 hidroxi-vitamina D que debieran estar en más de 40 ng/mL. Muy importante resulta entonces la suplementación con vitamina D en muchas situaciones fi siológicas o patológicas y en las dosis adecuadas, las cuales pueden situarse en el rango de 1000 a 2000 UI diarias, con la adherencia requerida para lograr los resultados óptimos que se persiguen.

  12. Importancia del apoyo familiar en el control de la glucemia

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    MARTHA RODRÍGUEZ-MORÁN

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar la importancia del apoyo familiar en el control de la glucemia en diabéticos no insulino dependientes. Material y métodos. Se diseñó un estudio de casos y controles, considerando como casos a los pacientes con glucemia o = 140 mg/dl. El apoyo familiar se determinó con el cuestionario Environmental Barriers to Adherence Scales, que estima el apoyo otorgado para que el paciente siga las indicaciones terapéuticas. Se incluyeron 32 casos y 50 controles. Resultados. El apoyo familiar que recibe el paciente se asocia significativamente a la presencia de glucemia Objective. To determine the importance of family support in the control of glucemia in non-insulin- dependent diabetes mellitus patients. Material and methods. A case and control study was designed where cases were patients with glycemia or = 140 mg/dl. Family support was determined using the questionnaire Environmental Barriers to Adherence Scales which estimates the support lent by the family to the patient to follow therapeutic indications. The study consisted of 32 cases and 50 controls. Results. Family support received by the patient is significantly associated to the presence of glycemia <140 mg/dl (OR = 3.9; 95% C.I. 1.4-11.1. Other variables did not show significant association. Conclusions. Family support lent to patients influences the control of glycemia.

  13. Importancia económica de los bosques

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    Full Text Available En la actualidad, la población mundial ha adquirido mayor conciencia sobre la importancia de los bosques y su relación con la calidad de vida de las personas. A pesar de lo anterior, la tala indiscriminada continúa y se siguen realizando proyectos que afectan la flora y la fauna de las selvas, sobre todo, en los países menos desarrollados que explotan estos recursos como materia prima.En Costa Rica se ha tratado de mantener cierto control sobre los bosques. Por ejemplo, el 16 de abril de 1996 se publicó en el Diario Oficial La Gaceta, la Ley Forestal No.7575. Dicha Ley dispone una serie de medidas para la conservación de las áreas de protección y de reserva forestal. En el primer caso, se estipulan las distancias requeridas para la protección de las nacientes permanentes, las riberas de ríos, las quebradas o arroyos, las riberas de los lagos y los embalses naturales, las áreas de recarga acuífera y otros. En estas áreas, por ejemplo, no se podrá realizar ningún tipo de construcción ni autorizarse la tala de árboles.

  14. Terrorist Group Dynamics Through the Lens of the Tigantourine Assault in Algeria

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    Full Text Available The Algerian terrorist assault in January 2013 that was carried out by Mokhtar Belmokhtar and his “Battalion of Blood” activists against a BP-Norwegian-Algerian-Japanese gas facility in In Amenas, Algeria, is worth considering as it provides a rare glimpse into several key dimensions of terrorist group dynamics that are important for scholars and counter- terrorism practitioners to understand.

  15. Combating Terrorism: A Case Study of Nigeria Against Boko Haram Terrorist Group

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    www.law.cornell.edu/ wex/federalism#main-menu (accessed March 9, 2014). 4Ibid. 5CIA World Fact Book , Country Studies, “Nigeria Federalism and...research is therefore primarily conducted using published books and articles on NG, terrorism, and BH terrorist group. 10 Definitions Terrorism... illiteracy ), which can be exploited by terrorists. Combining the Direct and Indirect Approaches The combination of direct and indirect approaches in

  16. Prison Radicalization in County Jails: Disrupting Terrorist Acts Through Information Sharing

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    Sophia Moskalenko describes the “pyramid,”37 Fathali Moghaddam a “staircase,”38 and Zeyno Baran refers to a “ conveyor belt.”39 The process often...Middle East Quarterly 12, no. 2 ( Spring 2005): 58–71, http://www.meforum.org/717/assessing-english-translations-of-the-quran. 183 “The Noble Quran...Psychologist 60, no. 2 (2005): 161–169. Mohammed, Khaleel. “Assessing English Translations of the Qur’an.” Middle East Quarterly 12, no. 2 ( Spring 2005): 58

  17. Suburban Bliss or Disillusionment - Why Do Terrorists Quit?

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    Liesbeth van der Heide

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available This study explores the explanatory value of two theories of desistance – the cessation of criminal behavior – in explaining why 27 individuals left the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS. The article focuses specifically on jihadists that turned away from ISIS after March 2011, asking why individuals desist from ISIS and choose to leave the caliphate. A dataset of 27 narratives of desistance was analysed to answer the question to what extent desistance from ISIS by jihadists can be explained by the Laub & Sampson’s life course theory and by Altier, Thorogughood & Horgan’s model of push and pull factors. The primary pathways for desistance are coded according to the two theories. The results show that of the 27 individuals, the majority desisted from the caliphate because of their perception of the excessive use of force by ISIS and their inability to cope with the effects. A minority desisted because of their perception of alternative options outside the terrorist group or because of important life events that happened ‘at home’. Thus, the article concludes that the push and pull factors model is valid in the explanation of desistance from the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq whereas life course theory does not hold explanatory value

  18. Learning from history: The Glasgow Airport terrorist attack.

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    Crichton, Gillies

    Glasgow Airport was the target of a terrorist attack on 30th June, 2007. Many people within Scotland had come to believe that Scotland was immune from terrorism. This perception was in large part informed by Scotland's experience during the protracted Troubles in Northern Ireland, during which the Provisional Irish Republican Army's mainland bombing campaign focused on targets in England, sparing both Scotland and Wales. While Glasgow Airport did not expect such an attack to take place, meticulous planning, organising and testing of plans had taken place to mitigate the unlikely event of such an attack. The attack stands up as a shining example of robust business continuity management, where the airport reopened for business as usual in less than 24 hours from the time of the attack. Little is known about how the airport handled the situation in conjunction with other responding agencies as people tend to want to focus on high-profile disasters only. Yet countless such incidents are happening worldwide on a daily basis, in which there are excellent learning opportunities, and, taken in the spirit of converting hindsight into foresight, the likelihood of similar incidents could potentially be reduced in the future.

  19. Hidden Markov Models for the Activity Profile of Terrorist Groups

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    Raghavan, Vasanthan; Tartakovsky, Alexander G

    2012-01-01

    The main focus of this work is on developing models for the activity profile of a terrorist group, detecting sudden spurts and downfalls in this profile, and in general, tracking it over a period of time. Toward this goal, a d-state hidden Markov model (HMM) that captures the latent states underlying the dynamics of the group and thus its activity profile is developed. The simplest setting of d = 2 corresponds to the case where the dynamics are coarsely quantized as Active and Inactive, respectively. Two strategies for spurt detection and tracking are developed here: a model-independent strategy that uses the exponential weighted moving-average (EWMA) filter to track the strength of the group as measured by the number of attacks perpetrated by it, and a state estimation strategy that exploits the underlying HMM structure. The EWMA strategy is robust to modeling uncertainties and errors, and tracks persistent changes (changes that last for a sufficiently long duration) in the strength of the group. On the othe...

  20. Importancia de la microbiota gastrointestinal en pediatría

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    Full Text Available Las enfermedades del tubo gastrointestinal forman parte importante de la morbilidad y de la mortalidad mundiales; incluyen desde las enfermedades infecciosas, alérgicas, inflamatorias crónicas (como la enfermedad de Crohn y la colitis ulcerativa hasta padecimientos considerados como funcionales, como el síndrome de intestino irritable. En algunas de ellas el tratamiento puede ser difícil, ya que en ocasiones pueden existir diferentes teorías en relación a las mismas y en las que se han encontrado múltiples factores tanto psicosociales como genéticos. En los últimos años ha cobrado gran importancia el papel que desempeña la microbiota intestinal en la génesis de algunas de ellas.   Desde el siglo XV se describió la presencia de microorganismos en el tubo gastrointestinal, pero fue hasta que se originó la biología molecular cuando se logró un mejor conocimiento de la función y la composición del ecosistema gastrointestinal, el cual contribuye de manera importante para los procesos de digestión y absorción de sustratos de la dieta, así como para las funciones inmunológicas y protectoras de la microbiota gastrointestinal en cada organismo, lo que resulta esencial para comprender su participación en el tratamiento y en la prevención de múltiples enfermedades.

  1. Acts of terrorism in Paris and Brussels: common and different

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    Full Text Available The article investigates the common and distinctive features of the terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels in 2015 and 2016. The attacks have confirmed the weakness of European security system in the context of the protection of its citizens from the threat № 1 in the world. The high level of democracy and liberalism are not allowed to use power instruments effectively in the fight against terrorism, which was the result of the fact that the terrorists were able to freely access to the place of their acts and to implement them. It was determined that the common features are the following: in Paris and in Brussels, the attacks were carried out by terrorist militaristic group «The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant» (ISIL; the places of commission of terrorist acts; guns of terrorists; military units of France and Belgium are parties of the armed conflict in Syria on the side of the Syrian opposition and struggle against ISIL; there were a few terrorist attacks. It is proved that the differences are as follows: in Paris, in addition to explosives, packed with nails, also were used automatic weapons and grenades, but only explosives in Brussels; France is more active in the fight against terrorism in the international arena and in every way opposed to violence against humanity, so there is a terrorist attack can be seen as a blow to the democratic and humanitarian values; Belgium is a «political heart» of the European Union that’s why the terrorist attack on it can be seen as a blow to the political system of the EU; in Paris, the attack was supposed to apply except for the population and for high officials in the name of F. Hollande and F. Steinmeier, and in Brussels – only civilians.conducting effective public diplomacy by means of virtual diplomacy. In the context of the establishment of the global information society the key target groups must be: Diasporas, foreign media (including bloggers, investors, influential foreign

  2. The meaning of collective terrorist threat: understanding the subjective causes of terrorism reduces its negative psychological impact.

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    Fischer, Peter; Postmes, Tom; Koeppl, Julia; Conway, Lianne; Fredriksson, Tom

    2011-05-01

    This article hypothesized that the possibility to construct intellectual meaning of a terrorist attack (i.e., whether participants can cognitively understand why the perpetrators did their crime) reduces the negative psychological consequences typically associated with increased terrorist threat. Concretely, the authors investigated the effect of intellectual meaning (induced by providing additional information about potential economic, cultural, and historical reasons for the terrorist attack) on perceived terrorist threat and associated emotional well-being. Study 1 revealed that pictures of terrorist attacks elicited less experienced terrorist threat when they were presented with background information about the terrorists' motives (meaning provided) rather than without additional background information (no meaning provided). Study 2 replicated this effect with a different manipulation of terrorist threat (i.e., newspaper article) and clarified the underlying psychological process: Participants in the high terror salience condition with meaning provided experienced less terrorist threat and thus more emotional well-being in the face of crisis than participants in the high terror salience condition without meaning provided. Theoretical and practical implications in the context of psychological health and mass media effects are discussed.

  3. Responding to Terrorist Incidents in Your Community: Flammable-Liquid Fire Fighting Techniques for Municipal and Rural Firefighters

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    2010-03-08

    The University of Nevada, Reno Fire Science Academy (FSA) applied for grant funding to develop and deliver programs for municipal, rural, and volunteer firefighters. The FSA specializes in preparing responders for a variety of emergency events, including flammable liquid fires resulting from accidents, intentional acts, or natural disasters. Live fire training on full scale burnable props is the hallmark of FSA training, allowing responders to practice critical skills in a realistic, yet safe environment. Unfortunately, flammable liquid live fire training is often not accessible to municipal, rural, or volunteer firefighters due to limited department training budgets, even though most department personnel will be exposed to flammable liquid fire incidents during the course of their careers. In response to this training need, the FSA developed a course during the first year of the grant (Year One), Responding to Terrorist Incidents in Your Community: Flammable-Liquid Fire Fighting Techniques for Municipal and Rural Firefighters. During the three years of the grant, a total of 2,029 emergency responders received this training. In Year Three, two new courses, a train-the-trainer for Responding to Terrorist Incidents in Your Community and Management of Large-Scale Disasters for Public Officials were developed and pilot tested during the Real-World Disaster Management Conference held at the FSA in June of 2007. Two research projects were conducted during Years Two and Three. The first, conducted over a two year period, evaluated student surveys regarding the value of the flammable liquids training received. The second was a needs assessment conducted for rural Nevada. Both projects provided important feedback and a basis for curricula development and improvements.

  4. Importancia clínica de las Chlamydias

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    Full Text Available Introducción: las infecciones por Chlamydia han alcanzado alta incidencia en el mundo. Constituyen importantes patógenos para los animales y el hombre. En la especie humana pueden ocasionar múltiples infecciones en diferentes órganos y sistemas de órganos. Objetivo: resumir los aspectos más novedosos relacionados con las Chlamydias en cuanto a sus características y formas de evitarla. Métodos: se realizó una revisión bibliográfica sobre la importancia clínica de las Chlamydias en la especie humana y su elevada incidencia. Se consultó la base de datos Medline disponible en INFOMED, de donde se extrajeron referencias bibliográficas entre los años 1995 y 2011, acerca de algunos aspectos etiológicos, clínicos, diagnósticos y terapéuticos de acuerdo a los últimos apuntes más relevantes en la literatura médica sobre Chlamydias y su relación con el hombre. Resultados: la Chlamydia Trachomatis en particular responsable del tracoma, primera causa de ceguera prevenible, provoca un impacto deletéreo en la salud reproductiva, produciendo entidades como abortos espontáneos, rotura prematura de membranas, restricción del crecimiento intrauterino, endometritis, conjuntivitis y neumonía del recién nacido. Es responsable además de Linfogranuloma Venéreo, Uretritis no Gonocóccica, Síndrome de Reiter, Enfermedad Inflamatoria Pélvica, Síndrome de Fitz Hugh Curtis, Embarazo Ectópico Crónico, Dolor Pélvico Crónico y más recientemente Carcinoma Cervical, entre otras. Conclusiones: partiendo de la base del impacto social y económico que tiene la infección por Chlamydias en el mundo y en nuestro país, pudimos resumir los aspectos más novedosos en cuanto a los tipos, infecciones que causan y sus características, diagnóstico, terapéutica y medidas generales para evitarlas o reducir su impacto negativo en la sociedad.

  5. Importancia del articulador semiajustable en la rehabilitación

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    Full Text Available Se realiza un estudio sobre la importancia del articulador semiajustable en la rehabilitación protésica. Se define la oclusión dentaria como la relación que se establece entre las arcadas dentarias cuando estas toman contacto entre sí permaneciendo el arco inferior inmóvil con respecto al superior. Debido a que es fundamental en la rehabilitación protésica tratar de respetar la integridad funcional del paciente, nos proponemos como objetivo reestablecer los contactos en los deslizamientos durante los movimientos mandibulares una vez rehabilitado el paciente a su pauta masticatoria. El universo estuvo constituido por 8 pacientes, entre 18 y 34 años que presentaban restauraciones en primeros y segundos premolares en mal estado. Se rehabilitaron con restauraciones extra coronales utilizando el articulador semiajustable. Una vez concluida la rehabilitación solamente se realizaron ajustes oclusales al 25 % de los casos, mientras que el 75 % no requirió ajuste oclusal alguno. Esto demuestra la exactitud de la técnica empleada y la efectividad del articulador semiajustable para dicha rehabilitación.A study on the importance of the semiadjustable articulator in the prosthetic rehabilitation was conducted. Dental oclussion was defined as the relation established between the tooth arches when they get in contact and the lower arch remains inmobile in relation to the upper. Due to the fact that in the prosthetic rehabilitation it is fundamental to try to respect the functional integrity of the patient, we propose ourselves as an objective to reestbalish the contact in the slidings during the mandibular movements once the patient is rehabilitated to his masticatory pattern. The universe consisted of 8 patients aged 18-34 that presented restorations of the first and second premolars in bad state. They were rehabilitated with extracoronal restorations by using the semiadjustable articulator. On concluding the rehabilitation, oclussal adjustments

  6. The development and interaction of terrorist and fanatic groups

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    Camacho, Erika T.

    2013-11-01

    Through the mathematical study of two models we quantify some of the theories of co-development and co-existence of focused groups in the social sciences. This work attempts to develop the mathematical framework behind the social sciences of community formation. By using well developed theories and concepts from ecology and epidemiology we hope to extend the theoretical framework of organizing and self-organizing social groups and communities, including terrorist groups. The main goal of our work is to gain insight into the role of recruitment and retention in the formation and survival of social organizations. Understanding the underlining mechanisms of the spread of ideologies under competition is a fundamental component of this work. Here contacts between core and non-core individuals extend beyond its physical meaning to include indirect interaction and spread of ideas through phone conversations, emails, media sources and other similar mean. This work focuses on the dynamics of formation of interest groups, either ideological, economical or ecological and thus we explore the questions such as, how do interest groups initiate and co-develop by interacting within a common environment and how do they sustain themselves? Our results show that building and maintaining the core group is essential for the existence and survival of an extreme ideology. Our research also indicates that in the absence of competitive ability (i.e., ability to take from the other core group or share prospective members) the social organization or group that is more committed to its group ideology and manages to strike the right balance between investment in recruitment and retention will prevail. Thus under no cross interaction between two social groups a single trade-off (of these efforts) can support only a single organization. The more efforts that an organization implements to recruit and retain its members the more effective it will be in transmitting the ideology to other vulnerable

  7. Comunicacion/educacion: relaciones con el consumo. La importancia para la constituicion de la ciudadania

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    Aparecida Baccega, Maria

    2010-01-01

    .... Este articulo trata de la importancia de establecer las relaciones del campo comunicacion/educacion con la teoria de la practica del consumo con vistas a la formacion de sujetos, capaces de, a partir...

  8. IMPORTANCIA E IMPACTO SOCIAL DE LA TUBERCULOSIS EN LOS NIÑOS

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    Sin importar lo significativa que es la existencia de la tuberculosis (TB) infantil, esta ha sido olvidada y subestimada hasta ahora y es de importancia secundaria en los programas de salud pública y en la...

  9. Atractividad de proyectos de software libre: importancia teorica y estrategias para administracion

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    ... por seus fundadores sozinhos. E dado que o aprimoramento por meio de colaboracao e o principal objetivo dos fundadores de PSL, a importancia de entender e administrar a capacidade de atrair usuarios e contribuidores fica estabelecida...

  10. Importancia de la Manometría Anorrectalen la Infancia

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN Al registrar cambios de presión en órganos musculares huecos, el estudio manométrico anorrectal ha permitido llegar a conclusiones acerca del mecanismo de continencia anorrectal, la función esfinteriana y la sensación rectal. Se utilizó el método de catéteres perfundidos y balón intrarrectal para el estímulo por distensión. Se estudiaron 340 pacientes, 214 masculinos y 126 femeninos, con una edad promedio de 6,5 años. Se formaron 3 grupos: I. Constipación crónica, II. Crónica más encopresis y III. Incontinencia anal. Entre las variables manométricas que se estudiaron: presencia o no del reflejo rectoanal inhibitorio inducido (RRII, presión de reposo, longitud, tanto por ciento de relajación del mismo y volumen crítico capaz de desencadenar respuesta esfinteriana. Se realizó estudio de colon por enema y se halló mayor correlación entre megacolon radiográfico y el mayor porcentaje de ausencia manométrica del RRAI. El grupo II mostró mayor valor de presión basal del EAI con un menor tanto por ciento de relajación y un mayor número de casos con ausencia del RRAI. En el grupo III se obtuvo el valor más bajo de presión basal del EAI mayor por ciento de relajación y mayor número de casos con ausencia del EAI. Se demuestra la importancia del estudio en el manejo integral del niño con afecciones anorrectales, el que fue indispensable en el diagnóstico de la enfermedad de Hirschprung. Su empleo se recomienda en todos los servicios de Gastroenterología Pediátrica.On registering pressure changes in the muscular hollow organs, the anorectal manometric study has allowed to reach conclusions about the mechanism of anorectal continence, the sphincteral function and the anorectal sensation. The method of perfused catheters and intrarectal balloon was used to attain the stimulus by distention. 340 patients, 214 males and 126 females with an average age of 6.5 years old, were studied. Patients were divided into 3 groups

  11. Computing Optimal Mixed Strategies for Terrorist Plot Detection Games with the Consideration of Information Leakage

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    Full Text Available The terrorist’s coordinated attack is becoming an increasing threat to western countries. By monitoring potential terrorists, security agencies are able to detect and destroy terrorist plots at their planning stage. Therefore, an optimal monitoring strategy for the domestic security agency becomes necessary. However, previous study about monitoring strategy generation fails to consider the information leakage, due to hackers and insider threat. Such leakage events may lead to failure of watching potential terrorists and destroying the plot, and cause a huge risk to public security. This paper makes two major contributions. Firstly, we develop a new Stackelberg game model for the security agency to generate optimal monitoring strategy with the consideration of information leakage. Secondly, we provide a double-oracle framework DO-TPDIL for calculation effectively. The experimental result shows that our approach can obtain robust strategies against information leakage with high feasibility and efficiency.

  12. Estimating the Importance of Terrorists in a Terror Network

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    Elhajj, Ahmed; Elsheikh, Abdallah; Addam, Omar; Alzohbi, Mohamad; Zarour, Omar; Aksaç, Alper; Öztürk, Orkun; Özyer, Tansel; Ridley, Mick; Alhajj, Reda

    While criminals may start their activities at individual level, the same is in general not true for terrorists who are mostly organized in well established networks. The effectiveness of a terror network could be realized by watching many factors, including the volume of activities accomplished by its members, the capabilities of its members to hide, and the ability of the network to grow and to maintain its influence even after the loss of some members, even leaders. Social network analysis, data mining and machine learning techniques could play important role in measuring the effectiveness of a network in general and in particular a terror network in support of the work presented in this chapter. We present a framework that employs clustering, frequent pattern mining and some social network analysis measures to determine the effectiveness of a network. The clustering and frequent pattern mining techniques start with the adjacency matrix of the network. For clustering, we utilize entries in the table by considering each row as an object and each column as a feature. Thus features of a network member are his/her direct neighbors. We maintain the weight of links in case of weighted network links. For frequent pattern mining, we consider each row of the adjacency matrix as a transaction and each column as an item. Further, we map entries into a 0/1 scale such that every entry whose value is greater than zero is assigned the value one; entries keep the value zero otherwise. This way we can apply frequent pattern mining algorithms to determine the most influential members in a network as well as the effect of removing some members or even links between members of a network. We also investigate the effect of adding some links between members. The target is to study how the various members in the network change role as the network evolves. This is measured by applying some social network analysis measures on the network at each stage during the development. We report

  13. The Financial Impact of Terrorist Attacks on the Value of the Oil and Gas Industry: An International Review

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    Holwerda, David; Scholtens, Bert; Dorsman, André; Arslan-Ayaydin, Özgür; Baha Karan, Mehmet

    2016-01-01

    Energy firms operate in a strategic industry and their operations are vulnerable to terrorist attacks. We investigate how terrorism impacts stock returns of these firms. We analyze the effect of 105 terrorist attacks on oil and gas companies during 2001–2012. We find that there is no evidence that

  14. The Meaning of Collective Terrorist Threat: Understanding the Subjective Causes of Terrorism Reduces Its Negative Psychological Impact

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    Fischer, Peter; Postmes, Tom; Koeppl, Julia; Conway, Lianne; Fredriksson, Tom

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    This article hypothesized that the possibility to construct intellectual meaning of a terrorist attack (i.e., whether participants can cognitively understand why the perpetrators did their crime) reduces the negative psychological consequences typically associated with increased terrorist threat. Concretely, the authors investigated the effect of…

  15. A First Look on iMiner's Knowledge base and Detecting Hidden Hierarchy of Riyadh Bombing Terrorist Network

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    2007-01-01

    of Investigative Data Mining (IDM). In addition, we present iMiner Information Harvesting System and describe how intelligence agencies could be benefited from detecting hierarchy in non-hierarchical terrorist networks.  In this paper we present results of detection of hidden hierarchy of Riyadh Bombing Terrorist...

  16. Stemming the Growth: Exploring the Risk Factors in Group Membership in Domestic Street Gangs and Foreign Terrorist Organizations

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    between childhood and adulthood. Youth is a time of radical change- the great body changes accompanying puberty, the ability of the mind to search one’s...recruited to a terrorist group via personal connections with existing members. No terrorist wants to try to recruit someone who might betray the

  17. La importancia del VO2max para realizar esfuerzos intermitentes de alta intensidad en el fútbol femenino de élite

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    Objetivo: Determinar la importancia del VO2max en un equipo de fútbol femenino español, analizando si existe alguna relación entre esta variable y la capacidad para efectuar repetidos esfuerzos intermitentes de alta intensidad. Métodos: Participaron 10 jugadoras de fútbol pertenecientes al equipo profesional Rayo Vallecano, (20,3 ± 2,8 años) quienes realizaron: 1) un test en tapiz rodante para determinar el VO2max y 2) el test de Bangsbo que consta de siete sprints con una recuperación act...

  18. The terrorist attacks on the .S in September 2 1 pushed resident ...

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    The terrorist attacks on the .S in September 2 1 pushed resident Bush to move on the war footing; hence, the .S. National Security Strategy, announced in September 2 2, appears to endorse a doctrine of pre emptive war that is highly unilateral, and takes its radar on the global fight against terrorism. Thus, what came to be ...

  19. 75 FR 75904 - Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations; Terrorism Sanctions Regulations; Foreign Terrorist...

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    ... Office of Foreign Assets Control 31 CFR Parts 594, 595, and 597 Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations; Terrorism Sanctions Regulations; Foreign Terrorist Organizations Sanctions Regulations AGENCY: Office of... (``OFAC'') of the U.S. Department of the Treasury is amending the Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations...

  20. After a terrorist attack: Challenges for political and administrative leadership in norway

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    T. Christensen (Tom); P. Laegreid (Per); L.H. Rykkja (Lise Hellebø)

    2013-01-01

    textabstractThis article addresses the challenges that the terrorist attacks on 22 July 2011 in Norway created for central government and, more particularly, for the political and police leadership. The emphasis is on 'meaning making', focusing on how the leaders played out their reactions in the

  1. The Vulnerability of the United States Railroad System to Terrorist Attacks

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    and belief in my ability to complete this project. A final thank you to my wife Tamara, for her abiding love , encouragement, helping me to clearly......will allow their deployment anywhere. These K-9 teams provide a psychological , physical, and visual deterrent against criminal and terrorist threats

  2. A New Forensic Picture Polygraph Technique for Terrorist and Crime Deception System

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    Costello, R. H. Brian; Axton, JoAnn; Gold, Karen L.

    2006-01-01

    The Forensic Terrorist Detection System called Pinocchio Assessment Profile (PAP) employs standard issue polygraphs for a non-verbal picture technique originated as a biofeedback careers interest instrument. The system can be integrated readily into airport screening protocols. However, the method does not rely on questioning or foreign language…

  3. Attention and Memory in School-Age Children Surviving the Terrorist Attack in Beslan, Russia

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    Scrimin, Sara; Moscardino, Ughetta; Capello, Fabia; Axia, Giovanna

    2009-01-01

    Little is known about the impact of terrorism on children's cognitive functioning and school learning. The primary purpose of this study was to report on cognitive functioning among school-age children 20 months after a terrorist attack against their school. Participants included 203 directly and indirectly exposed children from Beslan and 100…

  4. Determining the effectiveness of protective fences from explosions of terroristic orientation

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    Full Text Available The article provides a general methodology for determining the effectiveness of protective fence against explosive devices of a terroristic nature. It also presents an example of using the developed methodology to create a more optimal solution for protective fence for a particular enclosure.

  5. Social Work Students' Experiences and Training Needs after the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks

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    Colarossi, Lisa; Berlin, Scott; Harold, Rena D.; Heyman, Janna

    2007-01-01

    The terrorist attacks of 9/11/01 created a major life disruption for citizens near and far from New York. This study describes field work experiences of social work students in two different geographic locations inside and outside of New York in the six months after 9/11 in terms of their: (1) reports of client problems, (2) receipt of special…

  6. Iraagi väitel tuleb iga teine terrorist Süüriast / Igor Taro

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    2007-01-01

    Bagdadis elurajooni turul hukkus enesetapurünnakus 130 inimest. Iraagi kõrge valitsusametniku sõnul tuleb 50% terrorist üle Süüria piiri. Iraagi peaminister Nuri al-Maliki arvamus. Vt. samas: Mässulised leiavad tuge internetist

  7. Vulnerability analysis and critical areas identification of the power systems under terrorist attacks

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    Wang, Shuliang; Zhang, Jianhua; Zhao, Mingwei; Min, Xu

    2017-05-01

    This paper takes central China power grid (CCPG) as an example, and analyzes the vulnerability of the power systems under terrorist attacks. To simulate the intelligence of terrorist attacks, a method of critical attack area identification according to community structures is introduced. Meanwhile, three types of vulnerability models and the corresponding vulnerability metrics are given for comparative analysis. On this basis, influence of terrorist attacks on different critical areas is studied. Identifying the vulnerability of different critical areas will be conducted. At the same time, vulnerabilities of critical areas under different tolerance parameters and different vulnerability models are acquired and compared. Results show that only a few number of vertex disruptions may cause some critical areas collapse completely, they can generate great performance losses the whole systems. Further more, the variation of vulnerability values under different scenarios is very large. Critical areas which can cause greater damage under terrorist attacks should be given priority of protection to reduce vulnerability. The proposed method can be applied to analyze the vulnerability of other infrastructure systems, they can help decision makers search mitigation action and optimum protection strategy.

  8. Styles of International Mediation in Peace Processes Between States and Terrorist Organizations

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    way, both culturally and historically.40 Zartman and Faure seem to have a broader perspective on negotiating with terrorists, and they recommend...called Foreign Minister Holst, who was visiting in Iceland : “Can you meet me discreetly in Stockholm tonight? It is now or never.” That night Holst

  9. The Myth of My Widow: A Dramatistic Analysis of News Portrayals of a Terrorist Victim.

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    Dramatistic analysis suggests that the "New York Times" portrayals of the 1985 terrorist killing of Leon Klinghoffer, the 69 year old American tourist on the Achille Laurs, may contain a mythic dimension. Through the myth of the hero, the news stories invoked the symbol of the self, inviting intense identification of the individual…

  10. In Their Own Words? Methodological Considerations in the Analysis of Terrorist Autobiographies

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    Mary Beth Altier

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Despite the growth of terrorism literature in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, there remain several methodological challenges to studying certain aspects of terrorism. This is perhaps most evident in attempts to uncover the attitudes, motivations, and intentions of individuals engaged in violent extremism and how they are sometimes expressed in problematic behavior. Such challenges invariably stem from the fact that terrorists and the organizations to which they belong represent clandestine populations engaged in illegal activity. Unsurprisingly, these qualities make it difficult for the researcher to identify and locate willing subjects of study—let alone a representative sample. In this research note, we suggest the systematic analysis of terrorist autobiographies offers a promising means of investigating difficult-to-study areas of terrorism-related phenomena. Investigation of autobiographical accounts not only offers additional data points for the study of individual psychological issues, but also provides valuable perspectives on the internal structures, processes, and dynamics of terrorist organizations more broadly. Moreover, given most autobiographies cover critical events and personal experiences across the life course, they provide a unique lens into how terrorists perceive their world and insight into their decision-making processes. We support our advocacy of this approach by highlighting its methodological strengths and shortcomings.

  11. Analytical technique to address terrorist threats by chemical weapons of mass destruction

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    Dempsey, Patrick M.

    1997-01-01

    Terrorism is no longer an issue without effect on the American mind. We now live with the same concerns and fears that have been commonplace in other developed and third world countries for a long time. Citizens of other countries have long lived with the specter of terrorism and now the U.S. needs to be concerned and prepared for terrorist activities.T he terrorist has the ability to cause great destructive effects by focusing their effort on unaware and unprepared civilian populations. Attacks can range from simple explosives to sophisticated nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. Intentional chemical releases of hazardous chemicals or chemical warfare agents pose a great threat because of their ready availability and/or ease of production, and their ability to cause widespread damage. As this battlefront changes from defined conflicts and enemies to unnamed terrorists, we must implement the proper analytical tools to provide a fast and efficient response. Each chemical uses in a terrorists weapon leaves behind a chemical signature that can be used to identify the materials involved and possibly lead investigators to the source and to those responsible. New tools to provide fast and accurate detection for battlefield chemical and biological agent attack are emerging. Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) is one of these tools that has found increasing use by the military to respond to chemical agent attacks. As the technology becomes smaller and more portable, it can be used by law enforcement personnel to identify suspected terrorist releases and to help prepare the response; define contaminated areas for evacuation and safety concerns, identify the proper treatment of exposed or affected civilians, and suggest decontamination and cleanup procedures.

  12. La escala y su importancia en el análisis espacial

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    La escala y su importancia en el análisis espacial. El concepto de escala subyace a cualquier cometido de análisis espacial en ecología debido a que la heterogeneidad ecológica depende de la escala. Para evaluar su importancia, necesitamos descomponer el concepto de escala en tres dimensiones: ecológica, de muestreo y analítica. Nuestra capacidad de inferencia depende en gran medida de cómo las escalas de muestreo y análisis se ajustan a la dimensión espacial real del fenómeno ...

  13. Kafkaesque rebranding of pro-US fighters as terrorists

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    Full Text Available During the Indochina war the US recruited fighters from the Hmong people of Laos to disrupt North Vietnamese supply and troops movements along the Ho Chi Minh trail. While an estimated 170,000 ex-combatant Hmong and their relatives now live in the US , others seeking asylum have bizarrely fallen foul of the post-9.11 PATRIOTPATRIOTPATRIOT PATRIOT Act.

  14. Culturally sanctioned suicide: Euthanasia, seppuku, and terrorist martyrdom.

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    Pierre, Joseph M

    2015-03-22

    Suicide is one of the greatest concerns in psychiatric practice, with considerable efforts devoted to prevention. The psychiatric view of suicide tends to equate it with depression or other forms of mental illness. However, some forms of suicide occur independently of mental illness and within a framework of cultural sanctioning such that they aren't regarded as suicide at all. Despite persistent taboos against suicide, euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in the context of terminal illness is increasingly accepted as a way to preserve autonomy and dignity in the West. Seppuku, the ancient samurai ritual of suicide by self-stabbing, was long considered an honorable act of self-resolve such that despite the removal of cultural sanctioning, the rate of suicide in Japan remains high with suicide masquerading as seppuku still carried out both there and abroad. Suicide as an act of murder and terrorism is a practice currently popular with Islamic militants who regard it as martyrdom in the context of war. The absence of mental illness and the presence of cultural sanctioning do not mean that suicide should not be prevented. Culturally sanctioned suicide must be understood in terms of the specific motivations that underlie the choice of death over life. Efforts to prevent culturally sanctioned suicide must focus on alternatives to achieve similar ends and must ultimately be implemented within cultures to remove the sanctioning of self-destructive acts.

  15. Culturally sanctioned suicide: Euthanasia, seppuku, and terrorist martyrdom

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    Pierre, Joseph M

    2015-01-01

    Suicide is one of the greatest concerns in psychiatric practice, with considerable efforts devoted to prevention. The psychiatric view of suicide tends to equate it with depression or other forms of mental illness. However, some forms of suicide occur independently of mental illness and within a framework of cultural sanctioning such that they aren’t regarded as suicide at all. Despite persistent taboos against suicide, euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in the context of terminal illness is increasingly accepted as a way to preserve autonomy and dignity in the West. Seppuku, the ancient samurai ritual of suicide by self-stabbing, was long considered an honorable act of self-resolve such that despite the removal of cultural sanctioning, the rate of suicide in Japan remains high with suicide masquerading as seppuku still carried out both there and abroad. Suicide as an act of murder and terrorism is a practice currently popular with Islamic militants who regard it as martyrdom in the context of war. The absence of mental illness and the presence of cultural sanctioning do not mean that suicide should not be prevented. Culturally sanctioned suicide must be understood in terms of the specific motivations that underlie the choice of death over life. Efforts to prevent culturally sanctioned suicide must focus on alternatives to achieve similar ends and must ultimately be implemented within cultures to remove the sanctioning of self-destructive acts. PMID:25815251

  16. A Geographic Information Science (GISc) Approach to Characterizing Spatiotemporal Patterns of Terrorist Incidents in Iraq, 2004-2009

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    Medina, Richard M [ORNL; Siebeneck, Laura K. [University of Utah; Hepner, George F. [University of Utah

    2011-01-01

    As terrorism on all scales continues, it is necessary to improve understanding of terrorist and insurgent activities. This article takes a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) approach to advance the understanding of spatial, social, political, and cultural triggers that influence terrorism incidents. Spatial, temporal, and spatiotemporal patterns of terrorist attacks are examined to improve knowledge about terrorist systems of training, planning, and actions. The results of this study aim to provide a foundation for understanding attack patterns and tactics in emerging havens as well as inform the creation and implementation of various counterterrorism measures.

  17. La importancia de la protección de las playas

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    Las playas son una parte importante de la vida en Estados Unidos. Las playas ofrecen un sinnúmero de beneficios para el medio ambiente, actividades recreativas y la economía local. Aprenda la importancia de las playas y cómo protegerlas.

  18. Forensic Analysis of Terrorist Counter-Financing to Combat Nuclear Proliferation

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    Drame, B. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Toler, L. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Bachner, Katherine [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)

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    The single greatest threat to U.S. homeland security remains the proliferation of nuclear weapons, especially among terrorists and other non-state actors who are not governed by the Non-Proliferation Treaty. One of the most important tools for combating terrorism among such rogue actors is counter-financing. Without funding, terrorists cannot acquire, maintain, or deploy nuclear weapons. According to the official report of the 9/11 Commission, counter-financing could have prevented the attacks of September 11, 2001. Unfortunately, no single country can defeat global terrorism. Successful counter-financing requires significant international cooperation. Since 2001, the United States and the European Union, despite vastly different approaches to intelligence gathering, have shared information through the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (TFTP). That shared information allows authorities to trace suspicious transactions, identify culprits, and map out global terrorist networks. The TFTP successfully thwarted a 2011 plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the U.S. and multiple threats during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London; it also aided in the investigation of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. That program is necessary but not sufficient. To strengthen our ability to detect and disrupt terrorist plotting and prevent nuclear proliferation, we must expand and coordinate two additional transnational measures: (1) the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT), a standardized global messaging network for financial institutions to quickly, accurately, and securely send and receive money transfer instructions, and (2) International Bank Account Numbers (IBAN) to identify individual accounts involved in international transactions. Both initiatives were incompletely adopted in the wake of 9/11, but most global banks use one or neither. More fully implementing and coordinating these two systems would allow for coherent information

  19. 40 years of terrorist bombings - A meta-analysis of the casualty and injury profile.

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    Edwards, D S; McMenemy, L; Stapley, S A; Patel, H D L; Clasper, J C

    2016-03-01

    Terrorists have used the explosive device successfully globally, with their effects extending beyond the resulting injuries. Suicide bombings, in particular, are being increasingly deployed due to the devastating effect of a combination of high lethality and target accuracy. The aim of this study was to identify trends and analyse the demographics and casualty figures of terrorist bombings worldwide. Analysis of the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) and a PubMed/Embase literature search (keywords "terrorist", and/or "suicide", and/or "bombing") from 1970 to 2014 was performed. 58,095 terrorist explosions worldwide were identified in the GTD. 5.08% were suicide bombings. Incidents per year are increasing (PEurope (13.2%) ranked 4th. The literature search identified 41 publications reporting 167 incidents of which 3.9% detailed building collapse (BC), 60.8% confined space (CS), 23.5% open space (OS) and 11.8% semi-confined space (SC) attacks. 60.4% reported on suicide terrorist attacks. Overall 32 deaths and 180 injuries per incident were seen, however significantly more deaths occurred in explosions associated with a BC. Comparing OS and CS no difference in the deaths per incident was seen, 14.2(SD±17.828) and 15.63 (SD±10.071) respectively. However OS explosions resulted in significantly more injuries, 192.7 (SD±141.147), compared to CS, 79.20 (SD±59.8). Extremity related wounds were the commonest injuries seen (32%). Terrorist bombings continue to be a threat and are increasing particularly in the Middle East. Initial reports, generated immediately at the scene by experienced coordination, on the type of detonation (suicide versus non-suicide), the environment of detonation (confined, open, building collapse) and the number of fatalities, and utilising the Kill:Wounded ratios found in this meta-analysis, can be used to predict the number of casualties and their likely injury profile of survivors to guide the immediate response by the medical services and the

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  1. Legal responses to 'Terrorist Speech' : a critical evaluation of the law in Turkey in light of regional and international standards

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    Cengiz, Ilyas

    2016-01-01

    Much scholarly attention has focused on the incremental extension of criminal liability for ‘terroristic speech’ (reflecting the widely acknowledged preventive turn in criminal law). This thesis examines the case law of Turkey's Yargıtay (Court of Cassation) and Constitutional Court on 'terroristic speech' in the light of regional (the European Court of Human Rights), and international (Human Rights Committee and CERD) standards. While this corpus of human rights law has obtained some positiv...

  2. Fear of Terrorism in New York After the September 11 Terrorist Attacks: Implications for Emergency Mental Health and Preparedness

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    Boscarino, Joseph A.; Figley, Charles R.; Adams, Richard E.

    2003-01-01

    To examine the public’s response to future terrorist attacks, we surveyed 1,001 New Yorkers in the community one year after the September 11 attacks. Overall, New Yorkers were very concerned about future terrorist attacks and also concerned about attacks involving biological or nuclear weapons. In addition, while most New Yorkers reported that if a biological or nuclear attack occurred they would evaluate available information before evacuating, a significant number reported they would immedi...

  3. Offensive Counterterrorism Targeted killing in eliminating terrorist target: the case of the USA and Israel

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    Hermínio Matos

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Due to the "global terrorism project", some States have adopted offensive counterterrorism measures which, though within national strategies on security and defense, contemplate the use of military power and the use of lethal force against non-state actors - individuals, groups or terrorist organizations - beyond their national borders. Reformulating the security paradigm has led, in these cases, to policies against terrorism. This is the case of targeted killing - the killing of selected targets - by the USA and Israel. Targeted killing actions - using essentially but not only drones - in Pakistan and Yemen by the American administration, a well as the Israeli response to Palestinian terrorism, are under heated debate in terms of their efficiency and legality. Thus, this paper aims to not only provide an analytical framework on this theme but also analyze the scope and impact of these counter terrorist strategies by the two countries.

  4. Controversies of Conversions: The Potential Terrorist Threat of European Converts to Islam

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    Monika G. Bartoszewicz

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available This article summarising some findings from a doctoral dissertation discusses European converts to Islam. It explores the conditions under which conversion leads to radicalisation and terrorist violence; it analyses recrudescent concomitances of causal mechanisms of this phenomenon. Furthermore, it explores possible pathways existing between conversion, radicalisation and terrorist violence; identifies key variables pertaining to causal pathways and processes; provides hypotheses regarding the radicalisation pathways, and establishes a typology that can serve as a basis for further studies. By dispelling stereotypes on European New Muslims (ENM this research note offers a new, contextual approach to the issue under consideration. In doing so it invites the reader to reconsider the concepts of “convert”, “radicalisation” and “potential”- concepts crucial for questioning the widely expressed assumptions that European converts to Islam are a homogenous “risk group” and a security threat.

  5. Internet Posting of Chemical Worst Case Scenarios: A Roadmap for Terrorists

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    of people convinces the rest of us that we are next in line. Rumors, anxiety , and hysteria created by such inevitable incidents may lead to panic...Terrorists Used Weapons of Mass Destruction?’’ (Armed Forces Journal, April 1998). For a solid com- pilation of essays on superterrorism, see Brad...slightest risk with the lives of their husbands, wives, parents, children , or grandchildren.’’ Let me stress that no one here, including those in law

  6. How Terrorist Groups End: Lessons for Countering al Qa’ida

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    Mexico: Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social , 1983; Rodolfo Cardenal, Historia de una Esperanza: Vida de Rutilio...surprising, since there are few al Qa’ida social - welfare services, hospitals, or clinics (a problem of which al Qa’ida’s leaders are aware). In addition...changes within the group, as well as changes within the larger political and social environment. Third, terrorist groups deliberately choose

  7. Innovation in Terrorist Organizations; Strategic Insights: v.10, issue 2 (Summer 2011)

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    2011-01-01

    This article appeared in Strategic Insights (Summer 2011), v.10 no.2, p.17-29 "Between the end of the 1960's and the mid 1980's, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and its various offshoots pioneered an innovative terrorist strategy, along with several related tactics. The PFLP's innovation lay, first, in the identification of the global community as the primary target audience for Palestinian activism; second, in the selection of the aviation system as the prime targ...

  8. The Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism: Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why?

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    1999-09-01

    differences that separate the psychopath from the political terrorist, although the two may not be mutually exclusive, as in the case of Hindawi. One...involvement. Strentz applies the psychological classification of the antisocial personality, also known as a sociopath or psychopath , to the life-style of this...lead some to believe that they all share psychopathic or sociopathic symptoms. Nevertheless, the question of whether any or all of these guerrilla

  9. Terrorism and the Law of War: Trying Terrorists as War Criminals Before Military Commissions

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    the law of war rather than criminal statutes to prosecute the alleged perpetrators. The report will first present an outline of the sources and...principles of the law of war, including a discussion of whether and how it might apply to the current terrorist crisis. A brief explanation of the background...applying the law of war under United States law, summarize precedent for its application by military commissions, and provide an analysis of the President’s

  10. Cross-Milieu Terrorist Collaboration: Using Game Theory to Assess the Risk of a Novel Threat.

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    Ackerman, Gary A; Zhuang, Jun; Weerasuriya, Sitara

    2017-02-01

    This article uses a game-theoretic approach to analyze the risk of cross-milieu terrorist collaboration-the possibility that, despite marked ideological differences, extremist groups from very different milieus might align to a degree where operational collaboration against Western societies becomes possible. Based upon theoretical insights drawn from a variety of literatures, a bargaining model is constructed that reflects the various benefits and costs for terrorists' collaboration across ideological milieus. Analyzed in both sequential and simultaneous decision-making contexts and through numerical simulations, the model confirms several theoretical arguments. The most important of these is that although likely to be quite rare, successful collaboration across terrorist milieus is indeed feasible in certain circumstances. The model also highlights several structural elements that might play a larger role than previously recognized in the collaboration decision, including that the prospect of nonmaterial gains (amplification of terror and reputational boost) plays at least as important a role in the decision to collaborate as potential increased capabilities does. Numerical simulation further suggests that prospects for successful collaboration over most scenarios (including operational) increase when a large, effective Islamist terrorist organization initiates collaboration with a smaller right-wing group, as compared with the other scenarios considered. Although the small number of historical cases precludes robust statistical validation, the simulation results are supported by existing empirical evidence of collaboration between Islamists and right- or left-wing extremists. The game-theoretic approach, therefore, provides guidance regarding the circumstances under which such an unholy alliance of violent actors is likely to succeed. © 2016 Society for Risk Analysis.

  11. Do police reduce crime? Estimates using the allocation of police forces after a terrorist attack

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    Schargrodsky, Ernesto; Di Tella, Rafael

    2003-01-01

    An important challenge in the crime literature is to isolate causal effects of police on crime. Following a terrorist attack on the main Jewish center in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in July 1994, all Jewish institutions (including schools, synagogues, and clubs) were given 24-hour police protection. Thus, this hideous event induced a geographical allocation of police forces that can be presumed to be exogenous in a crime regression. Using data on the location of car thefts before ...

  12. CAROLIN GOERZIG. TALKING TO TERRORISTS: CONCESSIONS AND THE RENUNCIATION OF VIOLENCE. REVIEWED BY: SCOTT NICHOLAS ROMANIUK

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    Full Text Available “Talking to terrorists remains a taboo” (Goerzig, 2010: p. 125. The adoption and reinforcement of such a moral position by many Western and non-Western governments alike has played no small role in, to a large extent, states to contain the violence and insecurity bred by terror activist in the post-Cold war and post-9/11 periods. Yet, few policymakers seem to recognize the danger in building political and social environments in which dialogue between states and terrorist groups and organizations is little more than depravity or even a betrayal to entire populations. To be sure, the protection of civilian populations has been entrusted to states that might otherwise learn better means of terrorism deterrence if lines of communication between states and terrorists were less constrained. The taboo of which Carolin Goerzig speaks, is one that “has been institutionalized in a legal framework in which … academics are being asked to report on their students and in which attempting to understand the subjectivities of ‘terrorist’ suspects could be interpreted as a ‘glorification of terrorism’” (Jackson quoted in Goerzig, 2010: p. 125.

  13. Stock Market Reaction to Terrorist Attacks: Empirical Evidence from a Front Line State

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    Muhammad Tahir Suleman

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The world financial markets have reacted in a highly consistent pattern to the incident of 9/11 in the United States, suicide blasts at night clubs at Bali in 2002, the Madrid and London train bombings in 2004-2005 and a series of continuous blasts and suicide attacks in Pakistan. In this study, we examined the effect of terrorist attack news on returns and volatility for the Karachi Stock Exchange. We employ the EGARCH model proposed by Engle and Ng (1993as it allows good and bad news to have a different impact on volatility. Our results indicate that terrorist attack news has negative impact on the returns of all the sector indices. However, news of these events increased the volatility of KSE100 index and financial sector index. Further it is concluded that the results of oil and gas, and industry are not statistically significant in response to terrorist attack news, indicating that such type of news does not affect the volatility of these two sectors. Moreover, volatility asymmetry is negative in all of the sectors including KSE100 confirming leverage effect.

  14. Guerilla Warfare & Law Enforcement: Combating the 21st Century Terrorist Cell within the U.S.

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    Major Richard Hughbank

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    Full Text Available Both domestic and international terrorist organizations employ guerrilla warfare tactics, techniques, and procedures. Thus, the ability to identify and defeat the members of these organizations, cripple their infrastructures, and disrupt their financial resources lies in the understanding of modern guerrilla warfare as it develops in the twenty-first century within the United States.3 The forms of asymmetric warfare4 adopted by domestic and international terrorist groups alike is no longer intended to gain simple media exposure or governmental manipulation; they want to make an overpowering impact by causing massive loss of life and severe damage to infrastructure and are often motivated by religious imperatives and political goals. As terrorism analyst Stephen Flynn has observed, "Throughout the 20th century [Americans] were able to treat national security as essentially an out-of-body experience. When confronted by threats, [America] dealt with them on the turf of our allies or our adversaries. Aside from the occasional disaster and heinous crime, civilian life [in the United States] has been virtually terror-free." With the turn of the twenty-first century, terrorist operations have become more prevalent in the United States and are taking shape in the form of modern guerrilla warfare, thus creating new challenges for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. After reviewing the origin and nature of these challenges, this article will offer some suggestions for countering guerilla warfare in the United States.

  15. Public perceptions of the threat of terrorist attack in Australia and anticipated compliance behaviours.

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    Stevens, Garry; Taylor, Melanie; Barr, Margo; Jorm, Louisa; Giffin, Michael; Ferguson, Ray; Agho, Kingsley; Raphael, Beverley

    2009-08-01

    To determine the perceived threat of terrorist attack in Australia and preparedness to comply with public safety directives. A representative sample of 2,081 adults completed terrorism perception questions as part of the New South Wales Population Health Survey. Overall, 30.3% thought a terrorist attack in Australia was highly likely, 42.5% were concerned that self or family would be directly affected and 26.4% had changed the way they lived due to potential terrorist attacks. Respondents who spoke a language other than English at home were 2.47 times (Odds Ratios (OR=2.47, 95% CI:1.58-3.64, pterrorism. Those with high psychological distress perceived higher terrorism likelihood and greater concern that self or family would be directly affected (OR=1.84, 95% CI:1.05-3.22, p=0.034). Evacuation willingness was high overall but those with poor self-rated health were significantly less willing to leave their homes during a terrorism emergency. Despite not having experienced recent terrorism within Australia, perceived likelihood of an attack was higher than in comparable western countries. Marginalisation of migrant groups associated with perceived terrorism threat may be evident in the current findings. This baseline data will be useful to monitor changes in population perceptions over time and determine the impact of education and other preparedness initiatives.

  16. Children's Mental Health in the Context of Terrorist Attacks, Ongoing Threats, and Possibilities of Future Terrorism.

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    Comer, Jonathan S; Bry, Laura J; Poznanski, Bridget; Golik, Alejandra M

    2016-09-01

    Over the past two decades, the field has witnessed tremendous advances in our understanding of terrorism and its impacts on affected youth. It is now well established that a significant proportion of exposed youth show elevated PTSD symptoms in the months following a terrorist attack. In more recent years, research has expanded beyond confirming our understanding of the association between direct terrorism exposure and child PTSD symptoms by elucidating (a) links between terrorism exposure and non-PTSD clinical outcomes (e.g., externalizing problems, substance use), (b) individual differences associated with divergent patterns of risk and resilience, (c) the clinical correlates of media-based contact with terrorism, (d) clinical outcomes associated with exposure to recurrent terrorist attacks, and (e) exposure to extended contexts of uncertainty and the possibilities of future terrorism. Researchers studying the effects of terrorism and political violence on youth have increasingly examined a much broader range of regions in the world, affording needed opportunities to consider the generalizability of prior findings to youth living in different political contexts, in less developed regions of the world, and/or in regions with different rates of recurrent terrorism. In order to understand and, in turn, best meet the clinical needs of the majority of terrorism-affected youth across the globe, more targeted research on exposed youth is needed in developing regions of the world and regions enduring more recurrent terrorist attacks.

  17. Lone Actor Terrorist Attack Planning and Preparation: A Data-Driven Analysis.

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    Schuurman, Bart; Bakker, Edwin; Gill, Paul; Bouhana, Noémie

    2017-10-23

    This article provides an in-depth assessment of lone actor terrorists' attack planning and preparation. A codebook of 198 variables related to different aspects of pre-attack behavior is applied to a sample of 55 lone actor terrorists. Data were drawn from open-source materials and complemented where possible with primary sources. Most lone actors are not highly lethal or surreptitious attackers. They are generally poor at maintaining operational security, leak their motivations and capabilities in numerous ways, and generally do so months and even years before an attack. Moreover, the "loneness" thought to define this type of terrorism is generally absent; most lone actors uphold social ties that are crucial to their adoption and maintenance of the motivation and capability to commit terrorist violence. The results offer concrete input for those working to detect and prevent this form of terrorism and argue for a re-evaluation of the "lone actor" concept. © 2017 The Authors. Journal of Forensic Sciences published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

  18. The challenge of preparation for a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear terrorist attack

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    Alexander David

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Terrorism is not a new phenomenon, but, in the contemporary scene, it has established itself in a manner which commands the most serious attention of the authorities. Until relatively recently, the major threat has been through the medium of conventional weaponry and explosives. Their obvious convenience of use and accessibility guarantees that such methods will continue to represent a serious threat. However, over the last few years, terrorists have displayed an enthusiasm for higher levels of carnage, destruction and publicity. This trend leads inexorably to the conclusion that chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN methods will be pursued by terrorist organisations, particularly those which are well organised, are based on immutable ideological principles, and have significant financial backing. Whilst it is important that the authorities and the general public do not risk over-reacting to such a threat (otherwise, they will do the work of the terrorists for them, it would be equally ill-advised to seek comfort in denial. The reality of a CBRN event has to be accepted and, as a consequence, the authorities need to consider (and take seriously how individuals and the community are likely to react thereto and to identify (and rehearse in a realistic climate what steps would need to be taken to ameliorate the effects of such an event.

  19. The challenge of preparation for a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear terrorist attack.

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    Alexander, D A; Klein, S

    2006-01-01

    Terrorism is not a new phenomenon, but, in the contemporary scene, it has established itself in a manner which commands the most serious attention of the authorities. Until relatively recently, the major threat has been through the medium of conventional weaponry and explosives. Their obvious convenience of use and accessibility guarantees that such methods will continue to represent a serious threat. However, over the last few years, terrorists have displayed an enthusiasm for higher levels of carnage, destruction and publicity. This trend leads inexorably to the conclusion that chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) methods will be pursued by terrorist organisations, particularly those which are well organised, are based on immutable ideological principles, and have significant financial backing. Whilst it is important that the authorities and the general public do not risk over-reacting to such a threat (otherwise, they will do the work of the terrorists for them), it would be equally ill-advised to seek comfort in denial. The reality of a CBRN event has to be accepted and, as a consequence, the authorities need to consider (and take seriously) how individuals and the community are likely to react thereto and to identify (and rehearse in a realistic climate) what steps would need to be taken to ameliorate the effects of such an event.

  20. The Internet information infrastructure: Terrorist tool or architecture for information defense?

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    Kadner, S.; Turpen, E. [Aquila Technologies Group, Albuquerque, NM (United States); Rees, B. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)

    1998-12-01

    The Internet is a culmination of information age technologies and an agent of change. As with any infrastructure, dependency upon the so-called global information infrastructure creates vulnerabilities. Moreover, unlike physical infrastructures, the Internet is a multi-use technology. While information technologies, such as the Internet, can be utilized as a tool of terror, these same technologies can facilitate the implementation of solutions to mitigate the threat. In this vein, this paper analyzes the multifaceted nature of the Internet information infrastructure and argues that policymakers should concentrate on the solutions it provides rather than the vulnerabilities it creates. Minimizing risks and realizing possibilities in the information age will require institutional activities that translate, exploit and convert information technologies into positive solutions. What follows is a discussion of the Internet information infrastructure as it relates to increasing vulnerabilities and positive potential. The following four applications of the Internet will be addressed: as the infrastructure for information competence; as a terrorist tool; as the terrorist`s target; and as an architecture for rapid response.

  1. The State as a Terrorist: France and the Red Hand

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    Thomas Riegler

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The present article explores a less well-known episode in the history of terrorism: The Red Hand (La Main Rouge. During the Algerian war of independence (1954-1962 it emerged as an obscure counterterrorist organisation on the French side. Between 1956 and 1961, the Red Hand targeted the network of arms suppliers for the Algerian Front de Libération Nationale (FLN and executed hits against rebel emissaries both in Western Europe and in North Africa. Today, there is consensus among scholars that the Red Hand had been set up by the French foreign intelligence service in order to strike at the subversive enemy. This makes the Red Hand a telling example of state terrorism and its capacity for unrestricted violence in ‘emergency’ situations. Since the Red Hand’s counterterrorist acts ultimately proved to be futile and due to the repercussions caused in France as well, the case study also highlights the limits of this type of counter-terrorism. 

  2. Terrorist Threats in the Basque Country: its Impact on the Psychosocial Sphere of Victims

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    Javier Martín-Peña

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The ceasefire of armed activities announced by ETA (Basque Homeland and Freedom in 2011 has fostered a debate about the violence and the victims of the terrorist organization. During those years, the violence perpetrated by ETA was characterized by bomb attacks and assassinations. In addition to this blatant violent behavior, a low-intensity violence was also taking place in the Basque Country, consisting of terrorist threats against their targets. There is, however, a lack of evidence-based research into this phenomenon. This investigation studies the impact of terrorist threats on the psychosocial functioning of people threatened by ETA in the Basque Country. Seventy-six people targeted by ETA completed self-reported survey. Terrorist threats and their derived psychosocial consequences were assessed by this way. The findings point out a relationship between terrorist threats and their psychosocial effects, which greatly affected the immediate environment of the targets too. The implications of these findings are discussed. El cese de la actividad armada anunciado por ETA (Euskadi ta Askatasuna – Euskadi y Libertad en 2011 ha promovido un debate sobre la violencia y las víctimas de la organización terrorista. Durante esos años, la violencia perpetrada por ETA se caracterizó por ataques con bombas y asesinatos. Además de este comportamiento claramente violento, en el País Vasco también se estaba produciendo una violencia de baja intensidad, consistente en amenazas terroristas contra sus objetivos. Sin embargo, no hay una investigación basada en la evidencia sobre este fenómeno. Esta investigación estudia el impacto de las amenazas terroristas en el funcionamiento psicosocial de las personas amenazadas por ETA en el País Vasco. Setenta y seis personas amenazadas por ETA completaron una encuesta de autoevaluación. Se evaluaron de esta forma las amenazas terroristas y sus consecuencias psicosociales derivadas. Los resultados indicaron

  3. Importancia de la gerencia en la pequeña y mediana industria

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    Daniel Hernández Rojas

    2015-01-01

    RESUMEN Dada la importancia que siempre han tenido las pequeñas y medianas industrias dentro del panorama económico nacional y dado la complejidad que presentan en su creación y estructura administrativa, financiera y técnica, las gerencias de las mismas se convierte en una gestión primordial para lograr máximos beneficios como resultado de su actividad.

  4. Redescubriendo El suelo: Su importancia ecológica y agrícola

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    Noé Manuel Montaño; Rosalva García Sánchez

    2016-01-01

    Redescubriendo el suelo: su importancia ecológica y agrícola es un libro muy completo, actualizado y sin duda será de consulta obligada para quienes hacen investigación edafológica y como material elemental para los cursos de pre- y posgrado de suelo y materias afines, tanto en México como en América Latina.

  5. Importancia de la gerencia en la pequeña y mediana industria

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    Daniel Hernández Rojas

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Dada la importancia que siempre han tenido las pequeñas y medianas industrias dentro del panorama económico nacional y dado la complejidad que presentan en su creación y estructura administrativa, financiera y técnica, las gerencias de las mismas se convierte en una gestión primordial para lograr máximos beneficios como resultado de su actividad.

  6. La importancia de los estándares en el desarrollo de aplicaciones web

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    Luján Mora, Sergio

    2011-01-01

    Materiales del curso "La importancia de los estándares en el desarrollo de aplicaciones web" impartido en la Facultad de Ingeniería de Sistemas e Informática de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Lima, Perú) en agosto de 2011. Universidad de Alicante (España) y Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Perú).

  7. EL POTENCIAL DE LAS PREGUNTAS Y SU IMPORTANCIA EN EL APRENDIZAJE DE LOS NIÑOS

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    Katherin Torres Torres

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Las preguntas están presentes a lo largo de nuestra vida, pues son la manera por la cual intentamos buscar respuestas o dar explicaciones a todo fenómeno que nos rodea, y desde este punto de vista que las preguntas cobran gran importancia en el desarrollo del aprendizaje de los niños, basándose en el enfoque de Investigación Dirigida, se desarrollo una unidad didáctica la cual se enfoco en potenciar los cuestionamientos por parte de los niños sobre el temas como el medio ambiente, el reciclaje y los problemas presentes en su entrono. Este escrito muestra cual es la importancia de potenciar los cuestionamientos y qué importancia tiene estos en el aprendizaje de los niños. Los resultados luego del desarrollo de la unidad didáctica evidencian que potenciar cuestionamientos en los niños, generan una respuesta positiva por parte de los niños, contribuyeron en la comprensión de la contaminación y el reciclaje.

  8. ACT Test

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    ... Content View Sources Ask Us Also Known As ACT Activated Coagulation Time Formal Name Activated Clotting Time ... What is being tested? The activated clotting time (ACT) is a test that is used primarily to ...

  9. Terror i tvillingtårnene – dystopi og ironi? 9/11 i Darlah og En terrorist i senga

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    Lersbryggen Mørk, Kjersti

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Terror in the Twin Towers – dystopia and irony? 9/11 in Darlah and En terrorist i senga. Through globalization of our media society, children as well as adults are endlessly exposed to information and images from all over the world. In Norway, signs of the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers in USA on September 11th 2001 are now to be found in literature for children and young adults. With globalization theory and post-colonial theory I will examine how two novels present global challenges in general and 9/11 in particular. What does globalization mean for the construction of identity? Who are “we”, and who are “the others”? The novel for young adults, Darlah – 172 timer på månen [Darlah – 172 hours on the moon] (2008 by Johan Harstad, is a dystopia where 9/11 points forward to a full scale catastrophe for humanity. En terrorist i senga [There's a terrorist in my bed] (2008, a novel for children by Endre Lund Eriksen, makes explicit references to 9/11 – but with playfulness and ironic revelation of xenophobia. Both books use aliens from outer space as “the other”, but where Darlah presents a pessimistic view of our global future, En terrorist i senga is optimistic on behalf of the humankind.

  10. Effect of 7 July 2005 terrorist attacks in London on suicide in England and Wales.

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    Salib, Emad; Cortina-Borja, Mario

    2009-01-01

    A reduction in suicide in England and Wales has been reported after the attacks of 11 September 2001 in the USA. It may be plausible therefore to expect a much greater impact on suicide in the UK in response to the events of 7 July 2005, caused by the first suicide terrorist attack by Islamic extremists on British soil. To examine the effect of the 7 July 2005 terrorist attacks in London on suicide rates in England and Wales. Analysis of number of suicide (ICD-10 codes X60-X84) and undetermined injury deaths (ICD-10 codes Y10-Y34) reported in England and Wales in the 12 weeks before and after 7 July 2005. We used Shewhart Control Charts based on Poisson rates to explore adjusted daily and weekly suicide rates and rate differences with respect to 7 July 2005. A brief but significant reduction in daily suicide rate was observed a few days after the terrorist attack in London on 7 July 2005. Further reduction was also observed on the 21 July 2005, coinciding with the second wave of attacks. No similar reduction in suicide was seen during the same period in the previous 4 years. Poisson regression models with indicator variables for each day in July 2005 revealed a reduction of 40% of the expected daily rate for these 2 days only. We found no evidence of any longer-term effect on suicide. The study findings are contrary to our expectation and only weakly support Durkheim's theory that periods of national threat lower the suicide rate through the impact on social cohesion. It is possible that previous experience of IRA terrorism in the UK may have limited the effect of the 7 July 2005 attacks on suicide in England and Wales. The shock value of suicide terrorism and its psychological potency appear to diminish over time as the tactic becomes overused.

  11. [And if it happened to children? Adapting medical care during terrorist attacks with multiple pediatric victims].

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    Alix-Séguin, L; Lodé, N; Orliaguet, G; Chamorro, E; Kerroué, F; Lorge, C; Moreira, A

    2017-03-01

    In light of the recent terrorist attacks in Europe, we need to reconsider the organization of rescue and medical management and plan for an attack involving multiple pediatric victims. To ensure quick surgical management, but also to minimize risk for on-site teams (direct threats from secondary terrorist attacks targeting deployed emergency services), it is crucial to evacuate patients in a swift but orderly fashion. Children are vulnerable targets in terrorist attacks. Their anatomical and physiological characteristics make it likely that pediatric victims will suffer more brain injuries and require more, often advanced, airway management. Care of multiple pediatric victims would also prove to be a difficult emotional challenge. Civilian medical teams have adapted the military-medicine principles of damage control in their medical practice using the MARCHE algorithm (Massive hemorrhage, Airway, Respiration [breathing], Circulation, Head/Hypothermia, Evacuation). They have also learned to adapt the level of care to the level of safety at the scene. Prehospital damage control principles should now be tailored to the treatment of pediatric patients in extraordinary circumstances. Priorities are given to hemorrhage control and preventing the lethal triad (coagulopathy, hypothermia, and acidosis). Managing hemorrhagic shock involves quickly controlling external bleeding (tourniquets, hemostatic dressing), using small volumes for fluid resuscitation (10-20ml/kg of normal saline), quickly introducing a vasopressor (noradrenaline 0.1μg/kg/min then titrate) after one or two fluid boluses, and using tranexamic acid (15mg/kg over 10min for loading dose, maximum 1g over 10min). Prehospital resources specifically dedicated to children are limited, and it is therefore important that everyone be trained and prepared for a scene with multiple pediatric patients. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  12. The Dynamic Terrorist Threat: An Assessment of Group Motivations and Capabilities in a Changing World

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    reconnaissance, with a team sent to survey, plan, and prepare for the attack with help from local dissi- ______________ 104“El Silencio de las Armas...and “Farc se Movilizan al Sur de Bolívar,” El Tiempo , July 16, 2000. 56 The Dynamic Terrorist Threat often funnel food and shelter to its members and...1998. “Farc se Movilizan al Sur de Bolívar,” El Tiempo , July 16, 2000. Farrell, Nick, “US Fears Nuclear Cyber Terror Attacks,” vnunet.com, June 27

  13. Terrorists, Geopolitics and Kenya’s Proposed Border Wall with Somalia

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    Brendon John Cannon

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Addressing border security appears to be a plausible approach for states that suffer from terrorism. Kenya’s border wall is to keep terrorists out of Kenya. Utilizing a comparative approach, this paper explores the efficacy of border walls, particularly Kenya’s wall with Somalia. Findings show that walls rarely accomplish stated goals and have unintended consequences. In Kenya’s case, it may reignite border disputes and separate communities. The success of Kenya’s border wall is low given the high levels of corruption and the fact that walls have been demonstrated to only be as good as the people who guard them.

  14. The Treatment of Images in 11-M Terrorist Attacks. Terrorism and Violence in the Press

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    Dra. Emma Torres Romay

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we want to analyze the pictures publishing in the Spanish and international newspapers before the Madrid terrorist attack, March, 11. With this research we get some ideas about freedom speech limits: the respect of the privacy and, in special, the respect of the pain. At the same time, we´ll remark the importance of the photography in the press and their communication power. For this research we used the March, 11 and 12 newspapers of most important Spanish editors and the digital edition of international press.

  15. An assessment of the terrorist threat to use a nuclear or radiological device in an attack

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    Kingshott, B.F. [Grand Valley State University, 275C DeVos Center, 401 West Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 (United States)]. E-mail: kingshob@gvsu.edu

    2006-07-01

    This paper will discuss terrorism from the perspective of a terrorist organisation acquiring nuclear material to build weapons and how security of radiological material world wide will minimise the risk of such devices being used. It will discuss the need to improve security at nuclear waste processing and storage sites and the adequacy of current security. It will also discuss the phenomenon of suicide attacks by the bomb carriers and the role of the media in informing and educating the general public of the consequences should such a device containing nuclear material be detonated. (author)

  16. Jemaah Islamiyah: Reevaluating the Most Dangerous Terrorist Threat in Southeast Asia

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    leaders recognized the organization needed to adapt. Before Bali 2002, there were signs that JI’s leaders wanted change. Once the Bali cell carried out...critical function essential to a terrorist group’s success. In JI’s case, they are theatrics to reach the international audience, recruit like- minded...old goods.”386 If that is the case, the author’s hypothesis accurately describes how JI has evolved. AQA was the clearest sign that JI’s

  17. Countering Al-Shabaab: A Case to Minimize Transnational Terrorist Threats Against Uganda

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    terrorists after the death of Al-Qaeda member Nabhan Saleh in 2009, who was among the masterminds of the two U.S. Embassy bombings in Nairobi and Dar es ...National Congress AQAP Al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula AQI Al-Qaeda in Iraq ARS Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia AU African Union COG... salaam in 1998. See Bill Roggio, “Uganda Attack Carried out by Shabaab Cell Named after Slain Al-Qaeda Leader,” The Long war Journal, July 15, 2010

  18. Terrorism. Part III--Response procedures for terrorist/tactical violence incidents.

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    Christen, H T; Denney, J P; Maniscalco, P M; Rubin, D L

    1999-01-01

    A safe and effective response to a terrorist/tactical violence incident involves the following critical factors: Identify and train all potential convergent responders. 2-in/2-out--your partner is your life; have a plan to rescue the rescuers. Orient all responders to LACES. Search your command, staging and treatment areas for a secondary device. Restrict media coverage. Control the scene and relocate/evacuate if necessary. Alert medical receiving facilities early in the event chain to enable them to prepare for a patient onslaught.

  19. Cyberspace as a new arena for terroristic propaganda: an updated examination.

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    Minei, Elizabeth; Matusitz, Jonathan

    2012-11-01

    This paper analyzes the role of propaganda use in cyberterrorism. The main premise is that cyberterrorists display various semiotic gestures (e.g., the use of images and Internet videos) to communicate their intents to the public at large. In doing so, they communicate themes-these themes range from hate to anger. Cyberterrorism, then, is a form of theater or spectacle in which terrorists exploit cyberspace to trigger feelings of panic and overreaction in the target population. In many cases, this form of propaganda is the primary means of communication for various cyberterrorist groups to convey their intents. Internet sites also produce numerous opportunities for in-group communication and publicity.

  20. ACTS 2014

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    . For the 2014 festival, the museum has entered into a collaboration with the Department for Performance Design at Roskilde University – with continued focus on sound and performance art, and social art in public spaces. With ACTS, art moves out of its usual exhibition space and instead utilizes the city, its...... various possibilities and public spaces as a stage. ACTS takes place in and around the museum and diverse locations in Roskilde city. ACTS is partly curated by the museum staff and partly by guest curators. ACTS 2014 is supported by Nordea-fonden and is a part of the project The Museum goes downtown.......Co-curator of ACTS 2014 together with Rasmus Holmboe, Judith Schwarzbart and Sanne Kofoed. ACTS is the Museum of Contemporary Art’s international bi-annual festival. ACTS was established in 2011 and, while the primary focus is on sound and performance art, it also looks toward socially oriented art...

  1. Political terrorism and affective polarization in "black" and "red" terrorists in Italy during the years 1968-1988.

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    Pacini, Matteo; Maremmani, Icro

    2018-01-21

    Psychiatric evaluations of violent political crime were mostly performed on a case-by-case basis in a forensic environment, which made them unduly dependent on categories of presumed dangerousness and legal responsibility, rather than on a clinical definition of their mental status. In referring to such "clinical" definitions, the disorder we have in mind is not limited to the major, agitated psychotic manias or mixed states. The presence of a dominant temperament, or protracted hypomania, is enough by itself to explain an individual's engagement in a wide range of activities, not necessarily sociopathic or violent. We put forward the hypothesis that formal and transpolitical radical choices, either in favor of an illegal lifestyle or of activities involving a high level of risk, may be linked with certain mental states, especially when considering small clandestine groups showing a high level of internal ideological consensus, and a no-return attitude toward a commitment to radical choices. Available data about the psycho(patho)logical profile of terrorists are still hard to come by. The only available studies are those on identified living terrorists (judging by the trials of those who personally admitted to having been terrorists), and statistical data imply a number of documented cases belonging to the same terrorist organization. In Italy, the period often called the "years of lead [bullets]" displays an interesting viewpoint for the study of terrorist psychology, for two main reasons: first of all, it is a historically defined period (1968-1988), and second, the number of ascertained participants in terrorist activities was quite large.

  2. Invertebrados marinos de importancia comercial en la costa Pacífica de Panamá.

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    Posada, J. M.; Piedra, A.; Ross, E.; Díaz, J.M.; Sánchez, G. Nikolas; Guerra, Z.; De Leon, M.

    2014-01-01

    En la costa del Pacífico de Panamá se concentra el 95% de la actividad pesquera del país y el 80% de su población. La pesca es de suma importancia en nuestra economía, es el segundo producto de exportación después del banano y representa una fuente de empleo considerable para las poblaciones costeras. Los invertebrados marinos (langosta, camarón y moluscos) representaron, entre el 2003 y el 2012, un promedio del 11% del total de las exportaciones de los productos acuático...

  3. La importancia de las competencias en la educación superior

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    De Faria Campos, Edison

    2010-01-01

    En este artículo analizamos la importancia de las competencias en el sistema de educación superior, y describimos cuatro proyectos importantes en este ámbito: DeSeCo, Tuning Europa, Tuning América Latina y el 6x4 UEALC.  In this article we analyze the importance of the competencies in the higher education system, and describe four important projects in this area: DeSeCo, Tuning Europe, Tuning Latin America and the 6x4 UEALC.

  4. Climaterio y menopausia: importancia de su atención en el nivel primario

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    Miguel Lugones Botell; Tania Y Quintana Riverón; Yolanda Cruz Oviedo

    1997-01-01

    Se realiza una revisión relacionada con el climaterio y la menopausia donde se relacionan sus bases anatomofisiológicas con los diversos aspectos biológicos, psicosociales, sexuales y con las enfermedades crónicas no transmisibles y el cáncer ginecológico, en la que se resalta la necesidad de una atención diferenciada y especializada, así como integral, de estas mujeres, por la importancia que tiene mejorar la calidad y el estilo de vida para hacer prevención y promoción de salud.A review con...

  5. Gestión en las redes educativas: importancia del líder virtual

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    García Carreño, Ingrid del Valle

    2011-01-01

    Esta comunicación, pretende plantear la importancia del líder virtual en la gestión en las redes virtuales educativas o entornos virtuales, dada su relevancia y por la escasez de estudios al respecto. Estamos ante una nueva cultura que supone nuevas formas de entender el mundo que nos rodea, que ofrece nuevos sistemas de comunicación interpersonal de alcance universal e informa de "todo", que proporciona medios para navegar con rapidez a cualquier lugar e instrumentos tecnificados para realiz...

  6. Enfermedades del tejido conectivo: Importancia del diagnóstico precoz

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    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Las Enfermedades del Tejido Conectivo (ETC son entidades de baja prevalencia en la población general. Son de naturaleza inflamatoria y autoinmune, tienden a la cronicidad y al compromiso de muchos parénquimas, órganos y tejidos, dejando en ellos daño estructural y funcional. Dado lo anterior, amenazan la vida o disminuyen la expectativa y calidad de vida. El diagnóstico y tratamiento precoz de estas entidades, permite cambiar su curso y muchas veces lograr remisión. Es por lo tanto de suma importancia tenerlas en mente y sospecharlas como entidades de enfermedad e iniciar un tratamiento oportuno.

  7. EL POTENCIAL DE LAS PREGUNTAS Y SU IMPORTANCIA EN EL APRENDIZAJE DE LOS NIÑOS

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    Katherin Torres Torres

    2014-01-01

    Las preguntas están presentes a lo largo de nuestra vida, pues son la manera por la cual intentamos buscar respuestas o dar explicaciones a todo fenómeno que nos rodea, y desde este punto de vista que las preguntas cobran gran importancia en el desarrollo del aprendizaje de los niños, basándose en el enfoque de Investigación Dirigida, se desarrollo una unidad didáctica la cual se enfoco en potenciar los cuestionamientos por parte de los niños sobre el temas como el medio ambiente, el reciclaj...

  8. Insectos de importancia forense en cadáveres de ratas, carabobo - Venezuela

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    Jonathan Liria Salazar

    2006-01-01

    Objetivos: Determinar la composición de la entomofauna asociada con cadáveres de ratas, para identificar las especies de importancia forense en Carabobo, Venezuela. Materiales y métodos: Se estudiaron los insectos en nueve cadáveres de ratas de laboratorio. Diariamente cada rata (cadáver + bandeja con tierra de sustrato) fue recogida para obtener la fauna asociada. Con los datos de abundancias se calcularon índices de diversidad y equidad, y se empleó el análisis de componentes principales. R...

  9. Inclusión educativa: la importancia de saber leer y escribir

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    Stranges, Ailén

    2016-01-01

    La escritura ha jugado un papel fundamental a lo largo de la historia como instrumento del poder popular y de las masas. La importancia de ésta radica en que crea un nuevo medio de comunicación entre los hombres (Goody, 1990). Por eso es importante que el Estado Nacional le garantice a todos los ciudadanos el derecho a educarse, a saber leer y a saber escribir. Desde la cátedra Taller de Comprensión y Producción de Textos I de la Facultad de Periodismo y Comunicación Social (FPyCS) de la Univ...

  10. IMPORTANCIA, CONTENIDO Y TRANSCENDENCIA DE LOS PAPELES DE TRABAJO DE AUDITORÍA

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    Egúsquiza Pereda, Carlos Alfonso; Facultad de Ciencias Contables, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos

    2014-01-01

    La importancia de los papeles de trabajo de auditoría, no solamente está dada por constituir evidencias del cumplimiento de las normas de auditoría generalmente aceptadas, de las Declaraciones de las normas de auditoría (Statements auditlng standars) y las normas internacionales auditoría - NIAS, sino por el hecho de servir de prueba del control de calidad , seguido durante el proceso de auditoria, base sólida para que el auditor independiente esté en condiciones de tipificar su grado respons...

  11. Prevalencia e importancia pronóstica de la anemia en pacientes pluripatológicos

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    Ignacio Novo-Veleiro; Hugo-Guillermo Ternavasio-de la Vega; Miguel Marcos; Sandra-Patricia Gómez-Lesmes; Cristina De la Calle

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    INTRODUCCIÓN:La presencia de anemia es un hallazgo frecuente entre los enfermos que ingresan en los servicios de Medicina Interna, aunque diferentes estudios han demostrado la influencia de la anemia sobre la calidad de vida, mortalidad y morbilidad en pacientes de edad avanzada, no se han realizado trabajos específicos en sujetos que cumplieran crite-rios estrictos de paciente pluripatológico (PPP). Nuestro objetivo fue ana-lizar la prevalencia e importancia pronóstica de la anemi...

  12. La importancia del trabajo propioceptivo y de la fuerza en adultos mayores

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    Fernández, Hernán

    2013-01-01

    Me decidí a realizar la siguiente ponencia para analizar y reconocer la importancia que implica el trabajo de la fuerza y la propiocepción en adultos mayores. El abordaje que efectuaré está enfocado en el desarrollo de la sarcopenia y el funcionamiento del sistema propioceptivo, como también el efecto que causa el ejercicio físico orientado hacia los problemas anteriormente mencionados. Analizaré los factores hormonales, neurales y la escasa actividad física que implica un creciente aum...

  13. La importancia de la comunicación social en las operaciones de paz

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    Costa, Annelise Faustino da

    2014-01-01

    En la sociedad actual, cada vez más global, es visible la influencia de los medios de comunicación social sobre el pensamiento humano. Estos se constituyeron a lo largo de la historia, adquiriendo cada vez más importancia y funcionalidad en las relaciones sociales. Con el objetivo de actuar en el sistema de seguridad colectiva, las Naciones Unidas (ONU) iniciaron en la década de 1940 las operaciones de paz, y hasta la fecha ha puesto en marcha 67 de ellos en todo el mundo. A lo largo de la hi...

  14. Persistencia de la vena cava superior izquierda. Diagnóstico e importancia prenatal

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    Juan F Jaramillo; Mercy H Estrada Perea; Muriel, Yina Y.

    2010-01-01

    Durante un ultrasonido obstétrico de rutina se deben realizar ciertos planos del corazón en los cuales no es complejo identificar un grupo de anomalías como la persistencia de la vena cava superior izquierda. Cuando se identifica una vena cava superior izquierda aislada, sin otras anomalías del corazón fetal, no existe ninguna repercusión perinatal. Su importancia radica en que un grupo considerable de estos casos se acompaña de cardiopatías congénitas y anomalías anatómicas y cromosómicas...

  15. Importancia de la coordinación entre el comedor escolar y las familias en Cantabria.

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    Río-Sánchez, Sonia

    2013-01-01

    Actualmente por los diferentes estilos de vida que se llevan en nuestra sociedad, cada vez se da menos importancia al momento de la comida, muchas veces por falta de tiempo y otras de interés, por lo que los niños pueden llegar a tener una mala alimentación. La mala alimentación en edades tempranas puede ser la causa y el inicio de muchos problemas en el desarrollo del niño/a, como por ejemplo la obesidad infantil. Por eso es muy importante inculcar buenos hábitos alimenticios desde las pr...

  16. Importancia del momento en que se realiza la ingestión de los nutrientes

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    Pérez-Guisado, Joaquín

    2009-01-01

    En el progreso del deportista, saber cual es el momento oportuno a la hora de ingerir los nutrientes, y la proporción de dichos nutrientes, puede marcar una mejor asimilación y utilización de los mismos. Además de la importancia del desayuno, almuerzo y cena, los tres momentos claves en la suplementación nutricional del deportista son: aproximadamente una hora antes de la sesión deportiva, durante la misma y justo después de la misma. En dichos momentos la proporción de nutr...

  17. Presencia de elementos traza inorgánicos de importancia nutricional en leche de rumiantes

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    Arellano, Flavia Elisa; Alvarez Gonçalvez, Cristina Viviana; Pérez Carrera, Alejo Leopoldo; Calzetta Resio, Andrea Nilda; Fernandez Cirelli, Alicia

    2016-01-01

    La caracterización composicional y la cuantificación de micronutrientes de los productos lácteos de los distintos tipos de rumiantes son fundamentales para brindarle a los consumidores calidad nutricional y garantía de inocuidad. Entre los elementos de mayor importancia encontramos cobre (Cu), manganeso (Mn), hierro (Fe) y zinc (Zn). Existe un rango óptimo de estos nutrientes, y su concentración depende de su metabolismo y su interacción con otros elementos. El objetivo de este trabajo es c...

  18. Importancia de las playas arenosas en el reciclaje de la materia orgánica

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    Araujo De Miguel, Begoña

    2017-01-01

    La costa aporta el 30% de la producción primaria de todo el planeta. Por eso ha adquirido importancia en cuanto a su estudio y preservación. Las playas expuestas de arena son muy eficientes remineralizando la materia orgánica. Por este motivo constituyen un compartimento imprescindible en el análisis de los ciclos biogeoquímicos que se verifican en el ambiente costero. Las predicciones sobre cómo afectará a la costa el cambio climático son preocupantes ya que el nivel del mar ascenderá y m...

  19. IMPORTANCIA CULTURAL DE LA FLORA SILVESTRE DEL DISTRITO DE PAMPAROMÁS, ANCASH, PERÚ

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    Castañeda Sifuentes, Roxana; Departamento de Etnobotánica y Botánica Económica, Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Av. Arenales 1256, Jesús María, Lima, Perú. Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias y Biológicas, Universidad Científica del Sur, Av. Antigua Carretera Panamericana Sur Km. 19, Villa El Salvador, Lima, Perú. Autor para correspondencia. Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Matemática, Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal, Jr. Río Chepén 290, El Agustino, Lima, Perú.; Albán Castillo, Joaquina; Departamento de Etnobotánica y Botánica Económica, Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Av. Arenales 1256, Jesús María, Lima, Perú.

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    El presente estudio etnobotánico se realizó en el distrito de Pamparomás. Los objetivos desarrollados estuvieron referidos en rescatar el conocimiento ancestral asociado a la flora silvestre y determinar las especies de mayor importancia cultural. La metodología aplicada en la investigación se basó en la ejecución de entrevistas informales y semiestructuradas a 202 informantes locales. Los datos de las entrevistas informales fueron obtenidos mediante preguntas abiertas durante las caminatas e...

  20. LA HIDROXIAPATITA, SU IMPORTANCIA EN LOS TEJIDOS MINERALIZADOS Y SU APLICACIÓN BIOMÉDICA

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    Margarita Victoria García-Garduño; José Reyes-Gasga

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    La hidroxiapatita en los tejidos mineralizados reviste una gran importancia ya que se ha demostrado que es un material biocompatible, con aplicación biomédica en Odontología, Ortopedia y Cirugía Máxilofacial. Es el cristal principal de huesos y dientes ya que les confiere su dureza característica y, acompañado por la colágena, los huesos presentan determinada elasticidad. En la naturaleza se le encuentra formando parte de rocas metamórficas. En los tejidos vivos, la hidroxiapatita y sus precu...

  1. Risk communication of terrorist acts, natural disasters, and criminal violence: comparing the processes of understanding and responding.

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    Heilbrun, Kirk; Wolbransky, Melinda; Shah, Sanjay; Kelly, Rebecca

    2010-01-01

    Risk communication is an important vehicle for the scientific understanding of the perception of and response to various kinds of threats. The present study provides apparently the first empirical attempt to compare perceptions, decision-making, and anticipated action in response to threats of three kinds: natural disaster, violent crime, and terrorism. A total of 258 college undergraduates were surveyed using a vignette-based, 2 × 2 × 3 between-subjects design that systematically manipulated threat imminence (high vs. low), risk level (high vs. low), and nature of the threat (natural disaster vs. crime vs. terrorism). There were substantial differences in participants' perceptions and reported actions in response to natural disaster, relative to the other domains of risk, under conditions of high risk. The risk of natural disaster was more likely to lead participants to report that they would change their daily activities and to relocate. It was also more likely than terrorism to lead to action securing the home. It appears that the mechanisms for perception, decision-making, and action in response to threats cannot be generalized in a straightforward way across these domains of threat. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  2. The Path to Terrorist Violence: A Threat Assessment Model for Radical Groups at Risk of Escalation to Acts of Terrorism

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    2005-09-01

    from traditional attempts to identify an assassin profile or to decipher the psychopathology of a perpetrator’s mind. His research led to the...than duly constituted federal, state or local governments, evidence of suspicious behavior, stalking behavior, or research on the personal affairs of...think of violence as a viable course of action including threats, references to approaches or stalking and surveillance of individuals, security

  3. The game-theoretic national interstate economic model : an integrated framework to quantify the economic impacts of cyber-terrorist behavior.

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    2014-12-01

    This study suggests an integrated framework to quantify cyber attack impacts on the U.S. airport security system. A cyber attack by terrorists on the U.S. involves complex : strategic behavior by the terrorists because they could plan to invade an ai...

  4. Modeling Requirements for Simulating the Effects of Extreme Acts of Terrorism: A White Paper

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    Allen, M.; Hiebert-Dodd, K.; Marozas, D.; Paananen, O.; Pryor, R.J.; Reinert, R.K.

    1998-10-01

    This white paper presents the initial requirements for developing a new computer model for simulating the effects of extreme acts of terrorism in the United States. General characteristics of the model are proposed and the level of effort to prepare a complete written description of the model, prior to coding, is detailed. The model would simulate the decision processes and interactions of complex U. S. systems engaged in responding to and recovering from four types of terrorist incidents. The incident scenarios span the space of extreme acts of terrorism that have the potential to affect not only the impacted area, but also the entire nation. The model would be useful to decision-makers in assessing and analyzing the vulnerability of the nation's complex infrastructures, in prioritizing resources to reduce risk, and in planning strategies for immediate response and for subsequent recovery from terrorist incidents.

  5. Persistent paranoid delusions following the September 11 terrorist attacks in a man with no pre-existing mental illness.

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    Reeves, Roy R; Beddingfield, John J

    2006-03-01

    The effects of modern day terrorism on mental health are not well understood. Described here is a 51-year-old male with no pre-existing mental illness who developed paranoid delusions related to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks shortly after they occurred. After about two years of treatment with quetiapine the patient was no longer delusional about terrorism but experienced extensive paranoid delusions about commonly encountered persons, requiring treatment which continues to the current time. Clinicians should be aware of the possible impact of terrorist activities on the mental health of vulnerable individuals.

  6. Defense against terroristic hazards and risk by building planning law; Abwehr terroristischer Gefahren und Risiken durch Bauplanungsrecht

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    Hopkins, Richard

    2012-07-01

    The book on defense against terroristic hazards and risk by building planning law includes the following issues: Introduction: civil engineering and safety. Risk, hazards and urban planning: historical and actual examples for the constructional danger prevention, terroristic threat and urban planning. Risk, hazards and terrorism: sociology and risk, law and risk, terrorism - risk or hazard? Answer to uncertainty - risk prevention, catastrophe law as link. Risk, hazard, terrorism and the public building and regional planning law: regional planning law as point of origin, building law and terrorism, possibility of control by the legal building regulations.

  7. [Analysis on the individual-response behavior and the influence factors to violent terrorist attacks among undergraduates in Guangzhou].

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    Ye, Yunfeng; Rao, Jiaming; Wang, Haiqing; Zhang, Siheng; Li, Yang; Wang, Shengyong; Dong, Xiaomei

    2015-04-01

    To analyze related behaviors of individual preparedness and influencing factors on violent terrorist attacks among undergraduates. A total of 1 800 undergraduates from 5 colleges or universities in Guangzhou were selected, using the stratified cluster method. A questionnaire involving the response to violent terrorist attack behavior was used to assess the individual preparedness behaviors among undergraduates. A self-made questionnaire was applied to collect information on demographic factors, cognitive and preparedness behaviors. The mean score of individual preparedness behavior among undergraduates was 13.49 ± 5.02 while information on seeking behavior was 4.27 ± 1.64, avoidance behavior was 5.97 ± 2.16 and violent terrorist attack response behaviors was 23.73 ± 7.21, with 30.0 percent of undergraduates behaved properly. Significant differences were found in the scores of behaviors on the response to violent terrorist attack with different gender, major they pursue or religious belief (P undergraduates involved in this study. Results from the logistic regression analysis revealed that persons being girls (OR = 1.46, 95% CI: 1.06-2.01), with bigger perceived probability (OR = 1.60, 95% CI: 1.12-2.30), with higher alertness (OR = 3.77, 95% CI: 2.15-6.61), with stronger coping confidence (OR = 0.34, 95% CI: 0.24-0.48) and bigger affective response (OR1 = 3.42, 95% CI: 2.40-4.86; OR2 = 0.23, 95% CI: 0.13-0.41), would present more prominent behavior responses when facing the violent terrorist attack. Individual response behaviors to violent terrorist attacks among undergraduates were relatively ideal. Perceived probability, alertness, coping confidence and affective response appeared to be independent influencing factors related to response behaviors against violent terrorist attack. In colleges and universities, awareness on violent terrorist attacks should be strengthened among undergraduates. Focus should target on psychological education dealing with

  8. The need to counter extremist terrorist manifestations in society and in the penal system

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    Kazberov P.N.

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The article discusses the need for inter-agency work to minimize the extremist-terrorist activities in the community. The problem of the psychology of extremism and terrorism are increasingly in the spotlight representatives of various scientific disciplines. First of all, there is no single legal science in all respects understanding of phenomena such as extremism and terrorism, their classification and evaluation, although a number of positive examples in this respect international cooperation is present. According to current data provided by the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, the General Prosecutor of the Russian Federation, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, as well as the Moscow Bureau for Human Rights, extremism is a real threat to the national security of the Russian Federation. From the data of law enforcement should be the fact that most of the crimes of extremist and terrorist nature committed by persons of young age, the consciousness of which are susceptible to nationalist propaganda. A significant increase in informal youth movements extremist-nationalist orientation. The problem of expansion of extremism is also relevant for the penitentiary system of modern society. The very fact that a significant number of prisoners serving sentences for extremism and terrorism, illustrates the need for them special psychological and educational work

  9. FACTORS IN STRENGHTNING OF TERRORIST ACTIVITY OF “ISLAMIC STATE” GROUPING ACROSS EUROPEAN UNION

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    Nikita Aleksandrovich Lobanov

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    Full Text Available XXI century was marked by the strengthening of globalization and integration processes in whole world. This led to the fact that the international community, especially European countries, faced the number of new threats to the spread of Islamic terrorism, the most urgent of which is the activity of “Islamic State” grouping. In this context it’s important to determine the reasons of intense activity growth of IS and its influence in Europe. The article analyzes the factors, contributing to the spread of terrorism. Also it gives some recommendations, implementation of which, according to the author, could decrease the level of terrorist threat. The purpose of the research is to determine factors of growing influence of “Islamic State” and increasing number of terrorist attacks in European countries. The author concludes that IS problem is a comprehensive threat, to prevent which a number of efforts – both within the European continent and in Middle East – is required. It also requires a systematic approach and a high level of consolidation and coordination within the international community.

  10. The Representation of Islam in Western Media: The Coverage of Norway Terrorist Attacks

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    Emad A. Alghamdi

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Undeniably mass media have become the primary source of information and communication for the majority of, if not all, members of modern societies. The nature of the information thus communicated and the manner in which it is dispensed through media certainly have a profound influence on people’s perceptions of the world around them. The relation between the media, on one hand, and culture, social life, and politics on the other, is an interesting one in which media fulfills dual functions, reflecting and also shaping issues occurring within these three domains (Bell & Garrett, 1998. In the initial media coverage of the 2011 Norway terrorist attacks, some western media authors, inaccurately and unjustly, held Muslims and Islamic groups as being responsible for the attacks. Using Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA, this study seeks to ascertain how language was manipulated in this coverage of the terrorist attacks in order to give expression to blind prejudice against Islam and Muslims. As findings of the analyses reveal, the tones of allegation in these articles and reports differed dramatically from one article to another ranging from tones of mere suspicion to those of overt accusation. The varying degrees of uncertainty or assertion of the authors’ statements were reflected in the varied linguistic forms and devices used within the discourse.

  11. Tracking and Analyzing Individual Distress Following Terrorist Attacks Using Social Media Streams.

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    Lin, Yu-Ru; Margolin, Drew; Wen, Xidao

    2017-08-01

    Risk research has theorized a number of mechanisms that might trigger, prolong, or potentially alleviate individuals' distress following terrorist attacks. These mechanisms are difficult to examine in a single study, however, because the social conditions of terrorist attacks are difficult to simulate in laboratory experiments and appropriate preattack baselines are difficult to establish with surveys. To address this challenge, we propose the use of computational focus groups and a novel analysis framework to analyze a social media stream that archives user history and location. The approach uses time-stamped behavior to quantify an individual's preattack behavior after an attack has occurred, enabling the assessment of time-specific changes in the intensity and duration of an individual's distress, as well as the assessment of individual and social-level covariates. To exemplify the methodology, we collected over 18 million tweets from 15,509 users located in Paris on November 13, 2015, and measured the degree to which they expressed anxiety, anger, and sadness after the attacks. The analysis resulted in findings that would be difficult to observe through other methods, such as that news media exposure had competing, time-dependent effects on anxiety, and that gender dynamics are complicated by baseline behavior. Opportunities for integrating computational focus group analysis with traditional methods are discussed. © 2017 Society for Risk Analysis.

  12. Mining emotional profiles using e-mail messages for earlier warnings of potential terrorist activities

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    Galitsky, Boris; Kovalerchuk, Boris

    2006-04-01

    We develop a software system Text Scanner for Emotional Distress (TSED) for helping to detect email messages which are suspicious of coming from people under strong emotional distress. It has been confirmed by multiple studies that terrorist attackers have experienced a substantial emotional distress at some points before committing a terrorist attack. Therefore, if an individual in emotional distress can be detected on the basis of email texts, some preventive measures can be taken. The proposed detection machinery is based on extraction and classification of emotional profiles from emails. An emotional profile is a formal representation of a sequence of emotional states through a textual discourse where communicative actions are attached to these emotional states. The issues of extraction of emotional profiles from text and reasoning about it are discussed and illustrated. We then develop an inductive machine learning and reasoning framework to relate an emotional profile to the class "Emotional distress" or "No emotional distress", given a training dataset where the class is assigned by an expert. TSED's machine learning is evaluated using the database of structured customer complaints.

  13. Catastrophizing, rumination, and reappraisal prospectively predict adolescent PTSD symptom onset following a terrorist attack.

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    Jenness, Jessica L; Jager-Hyman, Shari; Heleniak, Charlotte; Beck, Aaron T; Sheridan, Margaret A; McLaughlin, Katie A

    2016-08-24

    Disruptions in emotion regulation are a transdiagnostic risk factor for psychopathology. However, scant research has examined whether emotion regulation strategies are related to the onset of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms among youths exposed to trauma. We investigated whether pretrauma emotion regulation strategies prospectively predicted PTSD symptom onset after the 2013 Boston Marathon terrorist attack among adolescents and whether these associations were moderated by the degree of exposure to media coverage of the attack. A sample of 78 Boston-area adolescents (mean age = 16.72 years, 65% female) who previously participated in studies assessing emotion regulation and psychopathology were recruited following the terrorist attack. Within 4 weeks of the attack, we assessed self-reported PTSD symptoms and attack-related media exposure via an online survey. We examined the association of pretrauma emotion regulation strategies with PTSD symptom onset after adjustment for pretrauma internalizing symptoms and violence exposure. Greater pretrauma engagement in rumination predicted onset of PTSD symptoms following the attack. Adolescents who engaged in catastrophizing also had greater PTSD symptoms postattack, but only when exposed to high levels of media coverage of the attacks; the same pattern was observed for adolescents who engaged in low levels of cognitive reappraisal. Engagement in specific emotion regulation strategies prior to a traumatic event predicts the onset of PTSD symptoms among youths exposed to trauma, extending transdiagnostic models of emotion regulation to encompass trauma-related psychopathology in children and adolescents. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  14. Pattern of Fatal Injuries in Counter Terrorist Operations: An Innovative Analysis through Embalming Services.

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    Arora, M M; Bhatia, J K; Rana, Kvs

    2009-04-01

    Mortal remains of the soldiers killed in counter-terrorist operations in Kashmir valley are sent to their home after undergoing mandatory embalming. Injuries on the mortal remains of the soldiers killed in counter terrorist operations between Jan 1999 to Dec 2006 were analysed with respect to the agent, mode of injury, age, rank structure, body parts involved, seasonal variations and changing trends. Fatalities consequent to enemy action across line of control and fatalities of Kargil war were also analysed for comparison. Statistical analysis was done using chi square test for difference in proportions. Over the study period, terrorist induced injuries accounted for 8.16 deaths per thousand troops deployed whereas enemy action from across the line of control accounted for 0.63 deaths per thousand. Terrorist induced fatalities peaked in 2001 and thereafter revealed a declining trend ('p' < 0.001). Fatalities due to enemy action across line of control declined to zero since 25 Nov 2003 consequent to effective ceasefire. Of the total fatalities, 89.5% were killed in action (KIA) while 10.5% died of their wounds after reaching the hospital. Fatality to total injured ratio peaked to 29% in 2001 and than stabilized to about 23%. Mean KIA to total casualty ratio was 21%. The rank structure of the fatalities was officers 8.6%, JCOs 7.3%, and Other Ranks 84.1%. Most of the soldiers died young, 51% being below 25 years of age. Out of the terrorist induced fatalities, 78.2% died of gunshot wounds and 21.5% by splinters and improvised explosive devices (IED). The ratio was reversed in enemy induced fatalities and in Kargil war. Fatalities peaked during June to November and declined in winters. Body region wise, 23.4% of all deaths were due to head injury, 8.4% due to neck and maxillofacial injury, 18.4% due to injury to lungs and 11% due to heart injury. Most frequent target of the fatal bullet was brain (25.4%), closely followed by lungs (22.5%) and heart (12.3%). When

  15. The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878: An Historical Perspective and Implications for Homeland Defense

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    2003-04-07

    Reconstruction Acts the district commanders had to cope with such matters as horse stealing, moonshining , rioting, civil court proceedings, regulating...reconstruction. Today, however, the internal threat may be from terrorists that can easily hide in our society . The military must never be the first line...unnecessarily in law enforcement, American society could possibly be driven toward more unrest. However, for anything short of total civil strife, the

  16. LA IMPORTANCIA Y EL NIVEL DE DESARROLLO DE LAS COMPETENCIAS EN PSICOLOGÍA

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    Pilar Alonso-Martín

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de esta investigación es analizar qué importancia y nivel de desarrollo otorgan a las competencias genéricas, además de observar en qué espacios didácticos reportan haberlas ido adquiriendo y/o desarrollando, así como conocer la organización y planificación de su tiempo de trabajo autónomo. La muestra está compuesta por 83 estudiantes de 3º, 4º y 5º de psicología. Los resultados muestran que el nivel de importancia de las competencias está por encima del nivel de desarrollo alcanzado; los espacios didácticos predominantes son las clases teóricas y las prácticas. El mayor porcentaje de tiempo está dedicado a trabajar en grupo y preparar exámenes. Se han encontrado diferencias significativas en función del sexo, turno y curso. Se plantean sugerencias de mejora para aumentar la calidad docente.

  17. Importancia de las competencias en la formación de enfermería

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    Cecilia Latrach-Ammar

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: conocer la opinión de los profesionales e internos de enfermería sobre la importancia de las competencias de egreso en la formación de estudiantes para la práctica profesional en la Escuela de Enfermería de la Universidad Mayor de Chile, en el 2008. Método: estudio descriptivo de tipo transversal; la recolección de datos se efectuó mediante una encuesta autoadministrada en dos grupos: internos y profesionales de enfermería. Para el análisis de datos se utilizó estadística descriptiva. En los resultados se observa que los grupos encuestados aprecian que las competencias asistencial, general, educativa y de sello son "muy importantes para el desarrollo profesional"; sin embargo, el grado de importancia varía dependiendo de la función que ejercen los encuestados. Conclusión: la presente investigación permite validar, por parte de los egresados y profesionales, las competencias adquiridas por los estudiantes durante su formación universitaria, las cuales responden a las exigencias laborales y permiten la integración de los profesionales a la gestión académica.

  18. La importancia de la oralidad en la cultura contemporánea. El caso de

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    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo titulado "La importancia de la oralidad en la cultura contemporánea. El caso de "El caldero de los cuenteros en Córdoba" la idea es analizar las manifestaciones de la tradición oral en un grupo cultural de la provincia de Córdoba, observando desde una mirada comunicacional cómo las diferentes expresiones culturales son convocadas por este grupo mediante la oralidad.Esta manifestación cultural fue elegida como objeto de análisis ya que por sus características no participa en ninguno de los tres circuitos culturales que –según los teóricos- caracterizan la dinámica de las culturas urbanas latinoamericanas y nos parece importante abordar la oralidad como componente de cultura latinoamericana. Esta forma de encuentro en donde la tradición cultural de los distintos grupos se hace presente es el objeto de análisis de este trabajo, tratar de comprender la importancia de lo oral en la cultura cotidiana, en las tradiciones propias y ajenas, en definitiva, en el imaginario social de nuestros pueblos.

  19. Terrorist threat and perceived Islamic support for terrorist attacks as predictors of personal and institutional out-group discrimination and support for anti-immigration policies: evidence from 9 European countries

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    Doosje, B.; Zimmermann, A.; Küpper, B.; Zick, A.; Meertens, R.

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    Traditionally, research has shown that subtle and blatant prejudices are important predictors of out-group discrimination and support for anti-immigration policies. The present paper shows that, when controlling for these types of prejudices and for political conservatism, terrorist threat and

  20. "We Are Not Terrorists," but More Likely Transnationals: Reframing Understandings about Immigrants in Light of the Boston Marathon Bombings

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    Kasun, G. Sue

    2013-01-01

    The Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 created a new kind of discomfort in the United States about "self-radicalized" terrorists, particularly related to Muslim immigrants. The two suspected bombers, brothers with Chechen backgrounds, had attended U.S. public schools. News media portrayed the brothers as "immigrants" and…

  1. The effect of the September 11 terrorist attacks on suicide and deliberate self-harm : A time trend study

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    De Lange, AW; Neeleman, J

    2004-01-01

    Suicide rates may be affected by world news. Our objective was to investigate the possible impact of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, on suicidal behavior in the Netherlands. There was evidence of an increase in rates of suicide and deliberate self-harm in the weeks immediately following

  2. GITMO detainees and U.S. host communities: is your hospital prepared to live with terrorist inmates in your backyard?

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    Blair, James D

    2009-01-01

    With the transfer of terrorist prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to the US imminent, the dangers for hospitals which have agreements with the Bureau of Prisons to treat inmate populations during All-Hazards events go well beyond those faced in normal forensic patient situations, according to the author.

  3. Parents' Emotion-Related Beliefs and Behaviours in Relation to Children's Coping with the 11 September 2001 Terrorist Attacks

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    Halberstadt, Amy G.; Thompson, Julie A.; Parker, Alison E.; Dunsmore, Julie C.

    2008-01-01

    To assess relationships between parental socialization of emotion and children's coping following an intensely emotional event, parents' beliefs and behaviours regarding emotion and children's coping strategies were investigated after a set of terrorist attacks. Parents (n = 51) filled out the Parents' Beliefs about Negative Emotions questionnaire…

  4. What Are We Really Afraid Of? The Practitioner View of the Terrorist Threat in the United States

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    2005-03-01

    mental disorders listed in the DSM-III that are most frequently associated with terrorists: sociopathy or psychopathy, narcissism, Freudian “thanatos...death wish), and organic or physiological disorders (Corrado 1982:295). Sociopathy and psychopathy are used interchangeably, although sociopathy

  5. Detection of Hidden Hostile/Terrorist Groups in Harsh Territories by Using Animals as Mobile Biological Sensors

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    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Terrorism is the greatest threat to national security and cannot be defeated by conventional military force alone. In critical areas such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Turkey, regular forces cannot reach these hostile/terrorist groups, the instigators of terrorism. These groups have a clear understanding of the relative ineffectiveness of counter-guerrilla operations and rely on guerrilla warfare to avoid major combat as their primary means of continuing the conflict with the governmental structures. In Internal Security Operations, detection of terrorist and hostile groups in their hiding places such as caves, lairs, etc. can only be achieved by professionally trained people such as Special Forces or intelligence units with the necessary experience and tools suitable for collecting accurate information in these often harsh, rugged and mountainous countries. To assist these forces, commercial micro-sensors with wireless interfaces could be utilized to study and monitor a variety of phenomena and environments from a certain distance for military purposes. In order to locate hidden terrorist groups and enable more effective use of conventional military resources, this paper proposes an active remote sensing model implanted into animals capable of living in these environments. By using these mobile sensor devices, improving communications for data transfer from the source, and developing better ways to monitor and detect threats, terrorist ability to carry out attacks can be severely disrupted.

  6. 75 FR 2920 - Designations of Foreign Terrorist Organizations; In the Matter of the Designation of: al-Qa'ida...

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    2010-01-19

    ... Designations of Foreign Terrorist Organizations; In the Matter of the Designation of: al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Also Known as al-Qa'ida of Jihad Organization in the Arabian Peninsula, Also Known as Tanzim Qa'idat al-Jihad fi Jazirat al-Arab, Also Known as al- Qa'ida Organization in the Arabian...

  7. The Reporting of the September 11th Terrorist Attacks in American Social Studies Textbooks: A Muslim Perspective

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    Saleem, Mohammed M.; Thomas, Michael K.

    2011-01-01

    This study analyzes the reporting of the September 11th terrorist attacks in social studies textbooks from a Muslim perspective and reports on findings from a study of the responses of American Muslim children to the treatment of the events of September 11th in social studies textbooks. Constructivist grounded theory was used to centralize the…

  8. Classroom Communication and National Crises: Student Information Needs in the Aftermath of the 2001 Terrorist Attacks on the United States

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    Ulmer, Robert R.; Hemphill, Michael R.

    2007-01-01

    Little is known about students' reactions to their university's attempt to manage their informational and emotional needs during a time of national crisis. A survey of students immediately following the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States found that students wanted the university to stay open and function as a place for sense making…

  9. Introduction: 9/11. The Socio-Political consequences of terrorist attacks

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    Carlos Yordan

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Este dossier especial explora las consecuencias socio-políticas de los ataques terroristas. Los primeros dos artículos examinan el impacto que los eventos del 11 de septiembre de 2001 han tenido sobre los discursos culturales en el mundo occidental. ¿Cúal es la reacción de las democracias al ataque terrorista? Tras los ataques del 11 de septiembre la mayoría de la población hubiera esperado que el gobierno pasara a desarrollar leyes que restringieran las libertades individuales y dieran a las autoridades amplios poderes para rastrear los terroristas y sus acólitos. Los siguientes dos artículos examinan las diferentes formas en que el 11 de septiembre han influenciado la política exterior americana contemporánea. En el último artículo William Messner y Carlos Yordan observan las reacciones estadounidenses a los ataques del 11 de septiembre y la implantación del Consejo de Seguridad para lograr un nuevo sistema global anti-terrorista.Palabras clave: 11/S, Estados Unidos, consecuencias socio-políticas, discursos políticos, Política de Seguridad americana contemporánea.___________________________ABSTRACT:This special issue explores the sociopolitical consequences of terrorist attacks. The first two articles examine the impact the events of 11 September 2009(9/11 had on cultural discourses in the West. What are democracies’ reactions to a terrorists attack? Following the 9/11 attacks, most people would expect the government to pass legislation that would restrict individual liberties and give the authorities wide powers to track terrorists and its supporters. Then, the next two articles examine the different ways the 9/11 attacks influenced contemporary American foreign policy. In the last article, William Messmer and Carlos Yordan look at the United Nations’ reactions to the 9/11 attacks and the Security Council’s establishment of new global counter-terrorism system.Keywords: 9/11; USA; United Nations; sociopolitical

  10. Curculiónidos de Importancia Forestal en México Curculiónidos de Importancia Forestal en México

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    Manuel Darío Salas Araiza

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Important forest weevils of the Mexican Republic were listed, taking as a base various of the principal insect collections of Mexico, the certificates of entry of the Colección Leopoldo Tinoco Corona of the ICA-UG (Instituto de Ciencias Agrícolas de la Universidad de Guanajuato, and reports in the literature. Cited are 33 genera and 54 species of weevils, standing out, for the number of species and ther wide distribution, the genus Pissodes with six species, and for the number forestal hosts on which they feed, Conotrachelus neomexicanus, with 10 pine species. In oak trees the larva of Curculio occidentalis and Curculio spp. damage almost 50% of the acorns. InProsopis and Acacia trees the genera Sibinia and Pantomorus predominate. Se señalan los curculiónidos de importancia forestal en la República Mexicana, tomando como base los catálogos de algunas de las principales colecciones de insectos de México, los registros de la Colección “Leopoldo Tinoco Corona” del ICA-UG (Instituto de Ciencias Agrícolas de la Universidad de Guanajuato y los reportes de la literatura. Se citan 33 géneros y 54 especies de curculiónidos; destacándose por el número de especies y lo amplio de su distribución el género Pissodes con seis; y por el número de hospederos de los que se alimenta, Conotrachelus neomexicanus con 10 especies de pinos. En encinos, las larvas de Curculio occidentalis y Curculio spp. se alimentan del interior de las bellotas, causando hasta un 50% de daño. En Prosopis y Acacia predominan los géneros Sibinia y Pantomorus.

  11. Construction of War Discourse on International News Agencies: Case Study Terrorist attacks November 13th 2015

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    Full Text Available This study analyzes warmongering rhetoric presented by international agencies Reuters, Al Arabiya, Al Jazeera and Associated Press (AP of the information related to the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13th, 2015 for 15 days after the event. We have started from a quantitative and qualitative analysis of 550 information units using the software MAXQDA (v. 11.0.11. Subsequently, the semantic criteria of media discourse: functionality, significance and direction of the goal was applied on the selected sample. The results demonstrate the prevailing demonization of Islam, the exaltation of fear and panic in the discursive construction and it highlighted the spectacle of the information as a communicative strategy on the rhetorical guidance.

  12. The role of occupational health nurses in terrorist attacks employing radiological dispersal devices.

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    Cabrera, Suzanne Lobaton; Beaton, Randal D

    2009-03-01

    The potential for biological, chemical, radiological, or nuclear terrorism has been widely acknowledged since the events of September 11, 2001. Terrorists' use of a radiological dispersal device (RDD), or dirty bomb, is considered to be a threat for which Americans must prepare. Occupational health nurses must have the knowledge and skill set to plan for, respond to, and recover from a radiologic event potentially affecting significant numbers of first responders as well as businesses and their workers. This article describes the hazards related to RDDs and provides resources supporting occupational health nurses' roles in such events occurring near or at their workplaces. Occupational health nurses are prepared to assess and treat RDD causalities using current information to identify signs and symptoms of exposed and contaminated RDD victims. Decontamination, treatment, and recovery methods for workers and businesses affected by an RDD event are described.

  13. A case study of conspiracy theories about Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack

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    2015-01-01

    The results of the public opinion poll performed in January 2015, just after the terrorist attack on the French satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo and the kosher supermarket in Paris, when 17 people were killed, showed that a significant number of French citizens held conspiratorial beliefs about it (17 %). This gave reason to an alternative analysis of public opinion, presented in this paper. We collected 990 on-line articles mentioning Charlie Hebdo from Le Monde web site (one of the leading French news agencies), and looked at the ones that contained words related with conspiracy (in French: `complot', `conspiration' or `conjuration'). Then we analyzed the readers response, performing a semantic analysis of the 16490 comments posted on-line as reaction to the above articles. We identified 2 attempts to launch a conspiratorial rumour. A more recent Le Monde article, which reflects on those early conspiratorial attempts from a rational perspective, and the commentary thereon, showed that the readers hav...

  14. Building Social Scenarios. Self-Fulfilling Prophecies In The Terrorist Attacks In France

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    Claudia Chiorean

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    Full Text Available In nowadays Europe a wind of terror of an intensity comparable to that of the belligerent periods walks freely and occasionally strikes the apparent tranquility of our lives. Islamic fundamentalist attacks seemingly coming from nowhere without prior psychological preparation manage to create hardly measurable effects. Media and consequently public opinion resonate dramatically to a reality that is destabilizing the social political economic cultural individual or group balance in many parts of this bewildered and concerned Europe. It is a tense context in which fear and terror annihilate rationality and freedom of expression being able to maintain a toxic atmosphere of information and independent media can serve conjecturally unintentionally even to the harmful interests of those terrorist groups.

  15. War on Terror: Fantasy and Fiction Behind the Mythology of Terrorist Financing

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    El-Fatih A. Abdel Salam

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    Full Text Available Documentary evidence shows that the series of financial crackdowns initiated since 9/11 have had virtually no impact on terrorism. This is because these efforts are based on a fundamental misconception on how terrorism works. The financial warriors’ predisposition to stereotypes about “Arabs and their money” allowed unsubstantiated rumours–such as Bin Laden’s personal fortune of $300 million–to become established as facts. This study exposes the extent to which Washington policymakers simply transposed the template for the war on drugs on to the war on terror, despite the fact that terrorism is not a profit–driven enterprise. The collateral damage inflicted on organisations like Al-Barakaat, the Somali remittance network, wrongly accused of channeling money to the terrorists, and others are counter-productive as they dent the image of the US in the Muslim world.

  16. Balancing Acts

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    ... Current Issue Past Issues Special Section: Focus on Communication Balancing Acts Past Issues / Fall 2008 Table of ... It was like watching a movie, but every couple of frames were skipping. It was disorienting," the ...

  17. La importancia del pensamiento estadístico en la Ingeniería de Fiabilidad

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    Full Text Available Existe de modo creciente una notable inquietud por el control de la calidad en el tiempo, lo que ha dado lugar a la búsqueda de métodos capaces de abordar eficazmente el análisis de la fiabilidad. Los estudios de Grado y Máster de Ingeniería suelen ofrecer asignaturas tales como Estadística, Estadística Industrial, Control y Gestión de la Calidad o similares, donde se estudia la importancia de la fiabilidad y la calidad de los sistemas. En el ejercicio de sus atribuciones los ingenieros deberían desarrollar una nueva forma de pensar. El pensamiento estadístico es una manera de pensar, de comportarse, de actuar, de trabajar, de interacción con otros.

  18. Restricciones de liquidez en microempresas y la importancia del financiamiento informal en Baja California

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    Martín Ramírez-Urquidy

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    Full Text Available La estructura industrial de México incorpora una proporción significativa de agentes que emprenden negocios a escalas reducidas y en un esquema de informalidad. Esta condición los aleja de los mercados formales de crédito, por lo que enfrentan una restricción permanente de liquidez. Este artículo prueba la hipótesis de que existen microempresas (MES no restringidas a pesar de esta limitación formal. Los resultados ilustran esta posibilidad al encontrar, en una muestra de mes del estado de Baja California, lo que implica el acceso a financiamiento externo y la importancia de las fuentes informales.

  19. Importancia de los aspectos psicosociales en la enfermedad celíaca

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    Trini Fragoso Arbelo

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    Full Text Available Se revisan los conceptos clínicos actuales sobre la enfermedad celíaca. Se definen con precisión los términos enfermedad celíaca activa, silente, latente y potencial. Se enfatiza en los aspectos psicosociales que influyen en su tratamiento y se trazan pautas generales acerca del manejo integral de los pacientes afectados, dada la importancia de la dieta sin gluten de por vida como único tratamiento.The current clinical concepts of celiac disease are reviewed. The terms active, silent, latent and potential related to celiac disease are accurately defined. Emphasis is made on the psychosocial aspects influencing its treatment and general guidelines are drawn on the comprehensive management of the patients suffering from this disease, given the importance of diet without gluten as the only lifelong treatment.

  20. La importancia de la I+D+i en el futuro de la industria textil

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    La innovación tecnológica es fundamental para operar con éxito en el actual entorno de mercado, que es abierto, globalizado y competitivo. Se define la misma y se hace énfasis de su importancia para el futuro del sector textil-confección en España. En los ámbitos de la cadena textil en los cuales la innovación abre nuevas posibilidades se citan los logros en procesos de fabricación de hilados, los textiles técnicos, los nuevos materiales conseguidos a través de las nanotecnologías y las n...

  1. IMPORTANCIA DEL COMERCIO ELECTRÓNICO Y SU INCIDENCIA EN LA LOGÍSTICA DE APROVISIONAMIENTOS

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    María Mitre Aranda

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    El trabajo recoge la importancia y evolución del comercio electrónico desde su concepción tradicional hasta su aplicabilidad vía internet. Se examinan las ventajas e inconvenientes de la red como soporte del comercio electrónico y se pormenoriza sobre la problemática y las ventajas e inconvenientes que el uso del comercio electrónico produce en las actividades logísticas, en general, y en las de compras, en particular.

  2. Estructura e importancia de la cadena productiva y comercial de la miel en México

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    Full Text Available Los objetivos fueron analizar la importancia socioeconómica de la cadena productiva y del proceso comercial de la miel en México, así como examinar la problemática e influencia que dicho proceso ejerce en apicultor, en particular sobre el comportamiento de los precios, el valor generado y su distribución. Se utilizaron como marco metodológico y teórico los fundamentos del comercio interregional y de la economía de los mercados agrarios, los cuales permiten analizar la integración y relación entre los niveles de mercado. Se encontró que la importancia socioeconómica de la apicultura se limita principalmente a su aporte de divisas y generación de empleos e ingresos en el medio rural. El principal canal de comercialización de la miel a granel lo conforman el apicultor, los acopiadores rurales, la empresa comercializadora mayorista y el agente comercial internacional. La producción y comercialización de miel está integrada para su acopio, proceso y entrega al comercializador externo o, en su caso, su distribución al mercado interno, pero con limitado beneficio al apicultor. La cosecha y oferta de miel en el mercado se concentra en pocos meses; esta situación y la necesidad de liquidez de los productores, favorece la ventaja de apropiación de valor que tienen los otros eslabones de la cadena, en especial el mayorista, quien determina el precio. Así, el valor que se agrega a la miel en la cadena productiva y comercial no se distribuye equitativamente, y su diferencia estriba en la capacidad de apropiación o poder de mercado de cada participante.

  3. Importancia de la formación universitaria en gobernabilidad : valoración de actores sociales y expertos.

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    Toscanini Segale, Mauro; Suárez Falconí, Víctor Hugo

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    La presente tesis aborda, como tema central, la importancia de la formación en gobernabilidad a nivel universitario en el contexto ecuatoriano actual, dada la importancia que ha ido adquiriendo este tipo de conocimientos y habilidades para el mejor desempeño de los líderes y actores estratégicos de la sociedad en cualquiera de sus ámbitos. Se indaga acerca del valor estratégico del tema de gobernabilidad desde el punto de vista de fuentes bibliográficas reconocidas, se caracterizan algunas...

  4. FACTOR NUCLEAR κB (NF-κB: SIGNALOSOMA Y SU IMPORTANCIA EN ENFERMEDADES INFLAMATORIAS Y CÁNCER

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    Full Text Available El factor nuclear κB (NF-κB es un dímero constituido por proteínas de la familia Rel. El NF-κB se encuentra en el citoplasma unido a proteínas inhibidoras (IkB. Las IkB son fosforiladas por diferentes cinasas que hacen parte del signalosoma como las cinasas de IKKα e IKKP y el modulador esencial de NF-κB (NEMO, la proteína cinasa activadora de mitosis (MAPK o p38 y la cinasa inductora de NF-κB (NIK. Estas cinasas al ser activadas por señales dependientes de citocinas y luz ultravioleta, fosforilan las IkB provocando su ubiquitinación, su degradación por proteosoma y la subsecuente liberación y translocación al núcleo de NF-κB. Recientemente se le ha dado una gran importancia al NF- k B en la vía de señalización desencadenada por estrés oxidativo, estrés genotóxico y daño en el DNA. A diferencia de la vía denominada clásica, en esta ruta ocurre una SUMOilación de NEMO y translocación al núcleo. En el núcleo NEMO interactúa con la proteína de la ataxia telangiectasia mutada (ATM activada en respuesta a modificaciones en la cromatina y daño en el DNA. El complejo ATM/NEMO es translocado al citoplasma donde la ATM fosforila a las IKK llevando a la ubiquitinación y posterior liberación de NF-κB que es translocado al núcleo. NF-κB desencadena procesos de supervivencia incluyendo el aumento de la transcripción de enzimas antioxidantes como la superóxido dismutasa, catalasa y glutatión. Estas enzimas participan en el control de los niveles de especies reactivas de oxígeno en la célula. La sobreactivación de NF-κB se relaciona con inflamación y cáncer. En la actualidad se desarrolla una búsqueda de fármacos que actúen sobre moléculas del signalosoma de NF-κB, no sólo para el manejo de enfermedades inflamatorias sino también para el uso durante el tratamiento de tumores resistentes a radio y quimioterapia.

  5. MOTIVACIÓN: PERSPECTIVAS TEÓRICAS Y ALGUNAS CONSIDERACIONES DE SU IMPORTANCIA EN EL ÁMBITO EDUCATIVO

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    María Luisa Naranjo Pereira

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    Full Text Available Este artículo tiene como propósito revisar el concepto de motivación, su evolución histórica, los tres principales enfoques relacionados con esta, a saber, conductual, humanista y cognitivo; y, además, presentar algunos aspectos de importancia sobre la motivación en el ámbito educativo. El enfoque conductual enfatiza que las personas actúan motivadas por beneficios o recompensas que puedan recibir. El humanista subraya las cualidades del ser humano, su capacidad para desarrollarse y su libertad de elección. De este enfoque se estudian las teorías motivacionales: Jerarquía de las necesidades de Maslow, Existencia, relación y crecimiento de Alderfer y la Teoría de las necesidades de McClelland. El enfoque cognitivo señala que lo que se piensa que puede ocurrir determina lo que sucede; así, las percepciones de los eventos influyen sobre las emociones y los comportamientos. Si la persona cree que fracasará es probable que fracase y si piensa que tendrá éxito posiblemente lo logre. En esta perspectiva, los pensamientos guían la motivación. De este enfoque se revisa la Teoría de las expectativas de Vroom, la Teoría de la equidad de Adams y el Modelo de fijación de metas y objetivos al que se refiere Trechera. Sobre el ámbito educativo se analiza especialmente la relación entre emoción y motivación y la relación entre la Teoría de las atribuciones y el desempeño académico. Se presentan algunos motivos que pueden orientar el comportamiento estudiantil y, finalmente, se estudian las motivaciones intrínseca y extrínseca, y su influencia en el rendimiento académico del estudiantado.

  6. Teatro como acontecimento: La importancia del error y del inacabamiento de las cosas en la pedagogía teatral

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    Juan Carlos Calderón Gómez

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    Full Text Available Esta reflexión recoge parte de la experiencia metodológica utilizada en mi trabajo como docente en la Universidad de Costa Rica. Se expone cómo los procesos pedagógicos teatrales contribuyen a formar una persona reflexiva, lúdica y con conciencia de la importancia del trabajo en equipo.

  7. Involvement of Russian Organized Crime Syndicates, Criminal Elements in the Russian Military, and Regional Terrorist Groups in Narcotics Trafficking in Central Asia, the Caucasus, and Chechnya

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    ... (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia), and in Chechnya. The purpose of the report is to reveal the role of Russian organized crime and Central Asian terrorist organizations in narcotics trafficking in those areas...

  8. Posse Comitatus and the Use of the Military in Denying Terrorist Access to the United States Along the Border with Mexico

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    Thomas, Greg A

    2005-01-01

    .... The largely unsecured border we share with Mexico is an enticing avenue for illegal immigrants and drug smugglers but also, and more importantly, for potential terrorists hostile to the United States...

  9. Reactions of Indian adolescents to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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    Ray, Munni; Malhi, Prahbhjot

    2005-03-01

    There is information about the impact of disasters and trauma on children, but little is known about the effects of terrorism particularly in India. (i) To assess the knowledge of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to the school going adolescents of India who were miles away from the actual incident. (ii) To compare the reactions to this event among the boys and girls. The study used a survey design with a self-report questionnaire administered to 406 students in 6 schools of standards 9-12. The questionnaire was administered within 3 weeks of occurrence of this event. The mean age of the subjects was 16.34 years (SD= 1.22; range= 13-20) and 44.1% were boys. All the students were aware about this event. Awareness that the twin towers were hit was in 81.06 but only 51.94% knew that Pentagon was also hit. All the children knew who the prime suspect was although only 12.62% were aware about the country to which he belonged. The source of knowledge of the events was the television in 74.7% of the adolescents and 17.95% of them viewed foreign news channels additionally to the Indian channels to gather details about the event. Newspaper, radio and internet were the sources of information in 44.17%, 3.4% and 3.5% children respectively. Of the adolescents who gathered information from the television, 84.7% agreed that there had been an increase in their TV viewing time since the event and it was more than one hour per day in 47.5% of them. None of the students supported the terrorist attacks. The number of students with negative stressors was significantly more than the ones who were unaffected (p 0.0001). The girls were significantly more affected than the boys and while the former expressed anger the latter were more fearful and sad. (p 0.05) The idea of USA going for war against Afghanistan was supported by 69.4% and one third of them believed that such an event might adversely affect India. The adolescents who had witnessed the events on television were more fearful and

  10. The Nation That Cried Lone Wolf: A Data-Driven Analysis of Individual Terrorists in the United States Since 9/11

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    Kitchen of Your Mom” in the Inspire online magazine. Inspire magazine is an important terrorist device because it can be accessed in the United States...terrorist messages and ideals. 24. October 2007—Unknown Two hand grenades that had been fashioned into pipe bombs were thrown outside the Mexican ...City was hit with an improvised explosive on March 6, 2008. The blast was similar to the October 80 2007 attack on the Mexican Consulate and the

  11. Estimation of terrorist attack resistibility of dual-purpose cask TP-117 with DU (depleted uranium) gamma shield

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    Report is devoted to numerical research of dual-purpose unified cask (used for SFA transportation and storage) resistance to terrorist attacks. High resistance of dual-purpose unified cask has been achieved due to the unique design-technological solutions and implementation of depleted uranium in cask construction. In suggested variant of construction depleted uranium fulfils functions of shielding and constructional material. It is used both in metallic and cermet form (basing on steel and depleted uranium dioxide). Implementation of depleted uranium in cask construction allows maximal load in existing overall dimensions of the cask. At the same time: 1) all safety requirements (IAEA) are met, 2) dual-purpose cask with SFA has high resistance to terrorist attacks.

  12. Securing public transportation systems an integrated decision analysis framework for the prevention of terrorist attacks as example

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    Florian Brauner addresses the risk reduction effects of security measures (SecMe) as well as economic and social effects using terrorist threats in public transportation as use case. SecMe increase the level of security but cause interferences and restrictions for customers (e.g. privacy). This study identifies the interferences and analyzes the acceptance with an empirical survey of customers. A composite indicator for the acceptance of different SecMe is developed and integrated into a risk management framework for multi-criteria decision analysis achieving the right balance of risk reduction, costs, and social acceptance. Contents Assessment of Security Measures for Risk Management Measurement of Objective Effectiveness of Security Measures Against Terrorist Attacks Determination of Subjective Effects of Security Measures (Customer Acceptance Analysis) Cost Analysis of Security Measures Multi-Criteria Decision Support Systems Target Groups Scientists with Interest in Civil Security Research Providers and S...

  13. The spectrum of human reactions to terrorist attacks with weapons of mass destruction: early management considerations.

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    DiGiovanni, Cleto

    2003-01-01

    Residents of a community who are intentionally exposed to a hazardous biological, chemical, or radiological agent (including medical first-responders and other civil defense personnel who live in that community) will exhibit a spectrum of psychological reactions that will impact the management of the incident. These reactions will range from a variety of behaviors of normal people under abnormal circumstances that either will help or hinder efforts to contain the threatening agent, deliver medical care, and reduce the morbidity, mortality, and costs associated with the disaster, to the development of new, or exacerbation of preexisting, mental disorders. Anticipating the decisions that people will make and actions they will take as the crisis develops is hindered by the limited number of previous disasters that bear crucial similarities to a terrorist attack with a weapon of mass destruction. Such actions, therefore, could serve as models to predict community reactions. One result of a study that attempted to fill in these gaps suggested that medical first-responders and their spouses/significant others may require separately crafted information and advice to reduce the potential for disharmony within the family that could affect job performance during the crisis. For those persons who exhibit emotional lability or cognitive deficits, evaluation of their psychiatric signs and symptoms may be more difficult than imagined, especially with exposure to nerve agents. Appreciation of these difficulties, and possession of the skill to sort through them, will be required of those assigned to triage stations. The allocation and utilization of mental health resources as the incident unfolds will be the responsibility of local consequence managers; these managers should be aware of the results of a recently-held workshop that attempted to reach consensus among experts in disaster mental health, based on the peer-reviewed literature, on the efficacy and safety of various

  14. Granting Concessions and Paying Ransoms to Terrorists: A Policy Options Analysis of the U.S. Policy on Hostage Recovery

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    the Taliban, says, “Negotiating with the Taliban after more than 10 years of fighting means giving legitimacy and space to militant extremism.”17 In...The latter is exemplified by the Brazilian government, which regularly granted concessions to terrorists in exchange for their citizens. Despite these...detainees who were being held at the U.S. prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.190 Bergdahl, who was stationed in Afghanistan, left his outpost

  15. Identifying Enemies Among Us: Evolving Terrorist Threats and the Continuing Challenges of Domestic Intelligence Collection and Information Sharing

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    criminal cartels seem to be increasing their efforts to control illegal drug-distribution networks north of the border, raising concerns that Mexican...the United States seems related to ordinary crime (and it seems unlikely that cigarette smugglers would be Hezbollah’s top choice for terrorist opera...maritime issues, Kansas City on explosives, Arizona on illegal immi- gration, Los Angeles on drug-trafficking gangs, and so forth. The centers would

  16. Disentangling Islamophobia: The Differential Effects of Symbolic, Realistic, and Terroristic Threat Perceptions as Mediators Between Social Dominance Orientation and Islamophobia

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    The aim of this paper is threefold. First, based on ongoing theoretical discussions on the dimensionality of Islamophobia, this study analyzes whether Islamophobia empirically constitutes a one-dimensional construct or rather a multidimensional construct consisting of anti-Muslim prejudice and anti-Islam sentiment. Second, the effects of symbolic, realistic, and terroristic (safety) threats on Islamophobia were analyzed concurrently. Finally, within the framework of the revised Integrated Thr...

  17. Austria and the Threats from Islamist Radicalisation and Terrorist Involvement: An Overview of Governmental and Non-Governmental Initiatives and Policies

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    Full Text Available Unlike other European countries, Austria has so far been spared from terrorist attacks in the context of radical Islamism. However, the perceived threat, several criminal cases of terrorist involvement as well as being indirectly affected by attacks in other countries led to a high level of public and governmental attention to the issues of radicalisation, terrorist involvement and deradicalisation in Austria. Due to strong public pressure and growing recognition of the existing problem and hazard areas by governmental and non-governmental actors, a number of (1 initiatives providing support and counselling in case of radicalisation have been launched (e.g. Extremism Information Centre; DERAD or extended. Furthermore, (2 governmental agencies and political stakeholders have been pushing for enhanced means for the criminal prosecution and conviction of criminal offenses in the context of terrorism. The article presents an overview and review of new and renewed initiatives as well as (planned policy changes countering radicalisation and deradicalisation and terrorist involvement (support of terrorist organisations, membership, plans for terrorist attacks, etc. and thus a summarising insight into the case of Austria.

  18. Disentangling Islamophobia: The Differential Effects of Symbolic, Realistic, and Terroristic Threat Perceptions as Mediators Between Social Dominance Orientation and Islamophobia

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    Fatih Uenal

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    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is threefold. First, based on ongoing theoretical discussions on the dimensionality of Islamophobia, this study analyzes whether Islamophobia empirically constitutes a one-dimensional construct or rather a multidimensional construct consisting of anti-Muslim prejudice and anti-Islam sentiment. Second, the effects of symbolic, realistic, and terroristic (safety threats on Islamophobia were analyzed concurrently. Finally, within the framework of the revised Integrated Threat Theory (Stephan & Renfro, 2002, and in order to test the mediating effect of threats, SDO is tested as an antecedent of perceived threat and Islamophobia. Respondents from Berlin (N = 355 participated in an online survey. The results indicate that Islamophobia empirically constitutes a two-dimensional phenomenon, consisting of anti-Muslim and anti-Islam sentiment. Whereas symbolic threat is related to both types of Islamophobia, realistic threat is associated only with anti-Muslim prejudice, and terroristic threat is associated only with anti-Islam sentiment. Finally, the results indicate that the relationship between SDO and both dimensions of Islamophobia is mediated by threats. Symbolic threats mediate the relationships between SDO and both dimensions of Islamophobia. Realistic threats mediate the relationship between SDO and anti-Muslim prejudice and terroristic threats between SDO and anti-Islam sentiment.

  19. Importancia agroecológica del coyul (Acrocomia mexicana Karw. ex Mart.

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    Full Text Available Acrocomia mexicana Karw. ex Mart. es una especie que se extiende desde el Pacífico mexicano hasta Centro y Sudamérica. El fruto (coyul es apreciado desde la época prehispánica, sin embargo, su consumo ha disminuido frente a otros frutos nativos y así como de los introducidos con mayor aceptación en el mercado. Se realizó un estudio en San Blas, Nayarit, México, en el que se llevó a cabo la caracterización de un agroecosistema típico donde se explotan poblaciones silvestres y cultivadas de coyul de forma tradicional y se resaltó la importancia económica, ecológica y cultural de la especie. Asimismo, se realizó la caracterización fisicoquímica del fruto; la pulpa y la semilla son fuente principalmente de grasas. De esta especie se pueden obtener subproductos tales como aceites comestibles, alimento para ganado, artesanías, entre otros; igualmente se exponen alternativas de uso llevadas a cabo por otras regiones y países que puedan conducir a conservar espacios ecológicos y culturales.

  20. Repositorio de objetos de aprendizaje: importancia de su uso en la Universidad de Oriente

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    Ing. Alfredo Díaz-Calzada

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available La creciente producción de materiales educativos en formatodigital ha promovido la aparición en estos últimos años, de repositorios que concentran valiosos recursos para docentes, estudiantes e instituciones educativas, en general.En la actualidad los proyectos de Repositorios de Objetos de Aprendizaje (ROA han ido en aumento, es por esto que este trabajo aborda el tema de los ROA y su uso en la Universidad de Oriente, para su desarrollo se hace una revisión de los conceptos básicos de los Objetos de Aprendizaje, ya que no se podría hablar de los ROA sin antes mencionar estos tipos de objetos y después se plantea el porqué del uso de este en la Universidad de Oriente y la estrategia a seguir para su implementación, además de la importancia que tiene la utilización de estos repositorios en la enseñanza-aprendizaje.

  1. La importancia del faccionalismo en la política mesoamericana

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    Bueno Bravo, Isabel

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available In the last few years, mesoamerican studies have focused on power structure analyses which had formerly been left to the wayside but which, nevertheless, have been valued as key elements in the political development of European states. One of these aspects has been group power struggles to obtain political control. This article will explore the importance of factionalism as a dynamic factor in the complex mesoamerican politics of the postclassic period.

    Durante los últimos años, los estudios mesoamericanos están interesándose sobre ciertos aspectos que habían quedado soslayados al analizar las estructuras de poder y que, sin embargo, han sido valorados como elementos claves en el desarrollo político de los pueblos europeos. Uno de dichos aspectos ha sido la lucha de los grupos de poder por obtener el control político. En este artículo abordamos la importancia del faccionalismo como factor dinámico en la compleja política mesoamericana del período Postclásico.

  2. La importancia de la cultura y la política en los procesos de desarrollo

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    Alejandro Isla

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo presenta una reflexión pormenorizada sobre la compleja relación de la antropología como ciencia social con la práctica del desarrollo en tanto intervención tendiente a transformar (mejorar los modos de vida de las poblaciones más relegadas. Se detallan una serie de núcleos temáticos que consideramos centrales para comprender más acabadamente el por qué de la relación enrevesada entre antropología y desarrollo. Asimismo se discute la importancia fundamental de los aspectos políticos y culturales de los procesos de desarrollo considerando a dichos procesos como espacios en los que permanentemente se consolidan y reformulan relaciones de poder entre las partes involucradas dando lugar a un sinnúmero de giros, marchas y contramarchas que se apartan substancialmente de los proyectos esbozados. Finalmente, proponemos -desde la antropología- retomar el análisis vigilante de estos aspectos políticos y culturales para dar lugar a procesos de intervención más controlados y más favorables para quienes los reciben.

  3. La importancia de los activos intangibles en la sociedad del conocimiento

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    Leonidas Torres Citraro

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available La finalidad del presente artículo es establecer la fuerte vinculación que existe entre el conocimiento y los activos intangibles, siendo que estos son los grandes desconocidos en la valoración de las empresas y en el cálculo de las cuentas nacionales, en especial el PIB y la productividad. Fue el investigador Robert Solow, en 1956, uno de los primeros en señalar la importancia del conocimiento en el crecimiento económico, expresando que este es una función de capital, trabajo y conocimiento. Desde la década de 1990 viene creciendo la inquietud sobre la necesidad de analizar y medir los diferentes tipos de activos intangibles para incluirlos, con su justo valor, tanto en las cuentas nacionales como en los estados financieros de las empresas. Pero dichos activos tienen unas características muy especiales, las cuales hacen de su valoración monetaria una difícil tarea. Es impostergable profundizar su análisis y estudio para que no sigan siendo ignorados o minimizados en las prácticas cotidianas de las empresas y los mercados.

  4. La importancia de la educación ambiental ante la problemática actual

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    Róger Martínez-Castillo

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Recibido 15 de febrero de 2010 • Aceptado 17 de marzo de 2010 • Corregido 05 de abril de 2010   El sistema de desarrollo dominante, con sus políticas neoliberales y enfoques mercado-céntricos contribuye a agravar los problemas socio-ambientales, bajo un contexto de la globalización del mercado. Por eso, la preocupación por el manejo sustentable del ambiente, hace imperiosa la necesidad de estructurar una educación ambiental que forme e informe acerca de esta problemática. En este sentido, la educación ambiental viene a constituir el proceso educativo que se ocupa de la relación del ser humano con su ambiente (natural y artificial y consigo mismo, así como las consecuencias de esta relación. De esta manera, la educación ambiental debe constituir un proceso integral, que juega su papel en todo el entramado de la enseñanza y el aprendizaje. Para ello, es necesario establecer un proceso educativo que cuestione la relación de cualquier tema o actividad del ser humano, dentro de un análisis de la importancia o incidencia en la vida social y ambiental, como es la parte pedagógica y su esencia política.

  5. Climaterio y menopausia: importancia de su atención en el nivel primario

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    Miguel Lugones Botell

    1997-10-01

    Full Text Available Se realiza una revisión relacionada con el climaterio y la menopausia donde se relacionan sus bases anatomofisiológicas con los diversos aspectos biológicos, psicosociales, sexuales y con las enfermedades crónicas no transmisibles y el cáncer ginecológico, en la que se resalta la necesidad de una atención diferenciada y especializada, así como integral, de estas mujeres, por la importancia que tiene mejorar la calidad y el estilo de vida para hacer prevención y promoción de salud.A review concerning climateric and menopause is made and their anatomophysiological bases are related to the different biological psychosocial and sexual aspect and to non-communicable chronic disease and gynecological cancer. it is stressed the need of giving these women a diferentiated, specialized and com0prenhensive attention so as to improve their quality of life and their life style and to prevent diseases and promote health.

  6. Osteomielitis: Criterios actuales e importancia para el Estomatólogo

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    Elena Morán López

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available Entre las múltiples afecciones que se presentan en el complejo bucofacial se encuentra la osteomielitis, una enfermedad ósea poco frecuente, que con el advenimiento de los antibióticos ha dejado de ser un problema de salud para muchos países del mundo. Dada la importancia que tiene su conocimiento para el estomatólogo, se recopilan criterios actuales sobre esta entidad en lo referente a la etiopatogenia, manifestaciones clínicas, diagnóstico y tratamiento, especialmente cuando afecta al maxilar o a la mandíbula. Tomando como base algunas consideraciones generales, y abarcando varios elementos, se exponen las características macroscópicas y microscópicas de las lesiones causadas por esta enfermedad.Among the various affections of the orofacial complex is osteomyelitis, a rare bone disease that, with the introduction of antibiotics, has cesed to be a health problem in many countries. Given the importante of the detection of this disease by the dentist, present criteria on this entity as to etiopathogenecity, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and treatment are collected, specially when the maxilla or the jaw is affected. Taking some general considerations and a number of elements as a basis, some macroscopic and microscopic characteristics of the lesions caused by this disease were set forth in this paper.

  7. Importancia de los componentes de la emoción expresada

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    JOSÉ A. MUELA

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde la aparición y posterior desarrollo del constructo de la Emoción Expresada (EE y de la constatación de su relevancia en la predicción de la recaída en la esquizofrenia, se ha venido informando de la mayor importancia de uno de sus componentes, los Comentarios Críticos (CC, sobre los demás, de manera que algunos trabajos podrían haber realizado los cálculos obviando los otros componentes y los resultados habrían sido los mismos. Sin embargo, hay una serie de estudios en los que los CC pierden su preponderancia en favor de la Sobreimplicación Emocional (SE. En el presente trabajo se enuncia una hipótesis que podría explicar este hecho y se comprueba que dicha hipótesis se cumple utilizando la muestra de familias que integraron el estudio de Andalucía.

  8. LA HIDROXIAPATITA, SU IMPORTANCIA EN LOS TEJIDOS MINERALIZADOS Y SU APLICACIÓN BIOMÉDICA

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    Margarita Victoria García-Garduño

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available La hidroxiapatita en los tejidos mineralizados reviste una gran importancia ya que se ha demostrado que es un material biocompatible, con aplicación biomédica en Odontología, Ortopedia y Cirugía Máxilofacial. Es el cristal principal de huesos y dientes ya que les confiere su dureza característica y, acompañado por la colágena, los huesos presentan determinada elasticidad. En la naturaleza se le encuentra formando parte de rocas metamórficas. En los tejidos vivos, la hidroxiapatita y sus precursores están organizados en diferentes grupos animales como los corales, estrellas de mar, etc. Como biomaterial se realizan investigaciones para determinar sus formas óptimas de aplicación, ya que la hidroxiapatita de diferentes orígenes da resultados distintos, y como biomaterial constituye un reto en la investigación ya que no se descarta que por los avances en medicina genómica pueda contribuir a reconstruir órganos a partir de células madre. En este trabajo se revisa y analiza las propiedades físicas, químicas y de biocompatibilidad de la hidroxiapatita a través de las investigaciones reportadas en el tema y los trabajos publicados por los autores en el campo del esmalte dental humano.

  9. Some limitations of "Risk = Threat x Vulnerability x Consequence" for risk analysis of terrorist attacks.

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    Cox, Louis Anthony Tony

    2008-12-01

    Several important risk analysis methods now used in setting priorities for protecting U.S. infrastructures against terrorist attacks are based on the formula: Risk = Threat x Vulnerability x Consequence. This article identifies potential limitations in such methods that can undermine their ability to guide resource allocations to effectively optimize risk reductions. After considering specific examples for the Risk Analysis and Management for Critical Asset Protection (RAMCAP) framework used by the Department of Homeland Security, we address more fundamental limitations of the product formula. These include its failure to adjust for correlations among its components, nonadditivity of risks estimated using the formula, inability to use risk-scoring results to optimally allocate defensive resources, and intrinsic subjectivity and ambiguity of Threat, Vulnerability, and Consequence numbers. Trying to directly assess probabilities for the actions of intelligent antagonists instead of modeling how they adaptively pursue their goals in light of available information and experience can produce ambiguous or mistaken risk estimates. Recent work demonstrates that two-level (or few-level) hierarchical optimization models can provide a useful alternative to Risk = Threat x Vulnerability x Consequence scoring rules, and also to probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) techniques that ignore rational planning and adaptation. In such two-level optimization models, defender predicts attacker's best response to defender's own actions, and then chooses his or her own actions taking into account these best responses. Such models appear valuable as practical approaches to antiterrorism risk analysis.

  10. Holy Terror, Batman! Frank Miller’s Dark Knight and the Superhero as Hardboiled Terrorist

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    Daniele Croci

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Conceived in the late thirties as “bold humanist response to Depression-era fears of runaway scientific advance and soulless industrialism” (Morrison 2012, 6, the superhero has flourished as one of the most resilient archetypes of American popular culture. This essay analyses the literary and cultural contaminations that have engendered an unprecedented revision of the paradigm since the 1980s. In particular, it will take into account three graphic novels by American cartoonist Frank Miller (1957 - , one of leading figures of the mainstream comics renaissance, whose ideas have indelibly influenced the artistic development of both medium and genre. The Dark Knight Returns (1986, The Dark Knight Strikes Again (2002 and Holy Terror (2011 constitute an ideal Batman trilogy that charts the character’s evolution as political counterpoint to the perceived crisis of American identity. In this regard, Reaganism and 9/11 are polarized as historical discontinuities triggering the need for a new kind of a criminal (superhero. It will be in fact demonstrated how the novels hybridise the latent generic links to hardboiled pulp novels (R. Chandler, D. Hammet with narrative and aesthetics elements appropriated from the culturally-received concepts of terrorism and terrorists. This fruitful contamination on the one hand “play[s] with reader assumptions about genre” (Baetens and Frey 2015, 46, while on the other hand deconstructs the ideological underpinnings of the archetype, as the moral dichotomy and the alienation of justice from the law.

  11. Framework for Research on Children’s Reactions to Disasters and Terrorist Events

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    Pfefferbaum, Betty; Noffsinger, Mary A.; Sherrieb, Kathleen; Norris, Fran H.

    2012-01-01

    Clinical work and research relative to child mental health during and following disaster are especially challenging due to the complex child maturational processes and family and social contexts of children’s lives. The effects of disasters and terrorist events on children and adolescents necessitate diligent and responsible preparation and implementation of research endeavors. Disasters present numerous practical and methodological barriers that may influence the selection of participants, timing of assessments, and constructs being investigated. This article describes an efficient approach to guide both novice and experienced researchers as they prepare to conduct disaster research involving children. The approach is based on five fundamental research questions: “Why?, Who?, When?, What?, and How?” Addressing each of the “four Ws” will assist researchers in determining “How” to construct and implement a study from start to finish. A simple diagram of the five questions guides the reader through the components involved in studying children’s reactions to disasters. The use of this approach is illustrated with examples from disaster mental health studies in children, thus simultaneously providing a review of the literature. PMID:23034149

  12. Social integration buffers stress in New York police after the 9/11 terrorist attack.

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    Schwarzer, Ralf; Bowler, Rosemarie M; Cone, James E

    2014-01-01

    Being socially integrated is regarded as a protective factor enabling people to cope with adversity. The stress-buffering effect reflects an interaction between stress and a social coping resource factor on subsequent outcomes. This study, based on 2943 police officers, examines mental health outcomes among officers who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. The Wave 1 data collection took place between September 2003 and November 2004 with a follow-up study (Wave 2) conducted from November 2006 through December 2007. A moderated mediation model was specified that uses event exposure as a distal predictor, earlier stress response as a mediator, and later stress response as an outcome, and social integration as a moderator of this relationship. The mediation hypothesis was confirmed, and moderation occurred at two stages. First, there was a multiplicative relationship between exposure levels and social integration: The higher the exposure level, the more stress responses occur, but this effect was buffered by a high level of social integration. Second, Wave 1 stress interacted with social integration on Wave 2 stress: The more the police officers were socially integrated, the lower the Wave 2 stress, which happened in a synergistic manner. The findings contribute to the understanding of mediating and moderating mechanisms that result in health outcomes such as posttraumatic stress disorder or resilience.

  13. The 9/11 terrorist attack and posttraumatic stress disorder revisited.

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    Breslau, Naomi; Bohnert, Kipling M; Koenen, Karestan C

    2010-08-01

    Research published in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attack reported elevated rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the US population (4.3%-17.0%), attributable to indirect exposure through the media. We use data from a national survey conducted in 2004 to 2005 (National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions Wave 2) (n = 34,653). The list of traumatic events covered in the survey included indirect exposure to 9/11 through media coverage. Respondents who endorsed more than 1 traumatic event were asked to single out "the worst event" they had ever experienced. The worst event (or the only event) was the index event for diagnosing PTSD. Indirect experience of 9/11 had the lowest PTSD risk of all the traumatic events in the list, 1.3%. In the subset that endorsed only 9/11 indirect exposure (n = 3981), the PTSD risk was 0.3%. Of the total sample, 0.7% experienced PTSD in relation to indirect 9/11. Explanations for the lower estimates are discussed.

  14. Las Enfermedades del Arroz y su Importancia Económica en el Valle del Cauca

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    Bernal Correa Alberto

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    Full Text Available El estudio de la presente tesis es el resultado de una serie de experimentaciones y observaciones que he llevado a cabo durante año y medio en la Estación Agrícola Experimental de Palmira y en los cultivos industriales del Valle del Cauca. Parte de este estudio pertenece al programa que he desarrollado desde el departamento de fitopatología de la Estación y parte a conclusiones que he obtenido en algunos trabajos que he efectuado en cultivos industriales. Con este estudio he querido relacionar muy estrechamente la importancia de los sistemas de cultivo del arroz, con la patología económica de esta planta. El cultivo del arroz, desde el punto de vista patológico, es económicamente posible en el Valle del Cauca y si en algunas ocasiones se han presentado serios disturbios de origen patógeno en las plantaciones, se ha debido en gran parte a la ignorancia absoluta que caracteriza a la mayoría de nuestros agricultores en lo que respecta a la sanidad vegetal. Estos disturbios bien pueden considerarse como provocados por los arroceros; unas veces por importación de las enfermedades, especialmente en las semillas, y otras veces por favorecer con sus sistemas culturales la persistencia o mayor intensidad de las afecciones. Quiero contribuir con el presente trabajo a una mejor orientación en los sistemas de cultivo y especialmente demostrar que la sanidad vegetal es tan importante en el éxito de una empresa agrícola, como la sanidad humana en las empresas que dependen del factor obrero. La sanidad vegetal, lo mismo que la sanidad humana, debe comenzar desde el origen del individuo y continuarse de acuerdo con las necesidades que exigen los diferentes estados de su vida. Teniendo en cuenta que siempre es mejor prevenir que curar.

  15. Importancia del manual de los sistemas contables en el sistema de control interno.

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    Nicolás Valdés Rodríguez

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available La dirección administrativa del país en los últimos 3 años ha insistido en la necesidad de profundizar en los mecanismos de control económico –financiero de las entidades, el presente trabajo va dirigido a contribuir en alguna medida a lograr ese propósito. El sistema contable de una Entidad forma parte indisoluble del Sistema de Control Interno de la misma, por la vinculación tan estrecha que existe entre los mismos. El objetivo fundamental del trabajo ”Importancia del Manual de los Sistemas Contables en el Sistema de Control Interno”, es destacar la utilidad práctica, técnica y organizativa que tiene el Manual para elevar la eficiencia del trabajo contable de las Entidades y su repercusión positiva en la eficiencia el sistema de Control Interno establecido. Los beneficios que aporta el Manual radican en que crea una base normativa contable adecuada a las características de cada entidad. Como se sabe en las transformaciones económicas realizadas en el país, la existencia de dos monedas en el trabajo económico-contable de muchas entidades, la puntualización del objeto social y la cartera de productos y servicios han complejizado el trabajo contable, requiriendo una mayor adecuación a las características propias de cada entidad, lo cual se logra con la realización del Manual.

  16. Importancia de implementar el bienestar animal durante embarque y desembarque de bovinos

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    Laura Marcela Arias Sánchez

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    Full Text Available La ciencia del bienestar animal permite dar al animal las condiciones idóneas para mejorar su calidad de vida, esta ciencia evalúa el estado de un individuo frente a los intentos de afrontar los cambios del ambiente, basándose en el estado físico, fisiológico y mental de cada animal. En los sistemas de producción bovinos se desarrollan actividades que conllevan cambio de ambiente para los animales y el aumento de la interacción humano – animal, lo que ocasiona una alteración de las condiciones físicas, mentales y fisiológicas del animal, donde la actividad que genera mayores alteraciones en los bovinos es el transporte, especialmente el embarque y el desembarque, debido a las caídas, golpes, resbalones y cambios de ambiente que se reflejan en la presencia de hematomas, fracturas, contusiones y aumento de los niveles de estrés. Lo cual genera  lesiones de la canal que son el resultado de un impacto de los tejidos blandos acompañado de la ruptura de vasos sanguíneos y alteración de las propiedades organolépticas de la carne, donde el parámetro más importante es el pH, ya que si éste aumenta por los elevados niveles de estrés ante-mortem, favorece la proliferación de microorganismos, reduciendo así la vida útil del producto y convirtiendo el producto en un riesgo para la salud pública. Es por ello que el presente artículo busca identificar y analizar la importancia de implementar el bienestar animal en las actividades de embarque y desembarque en los sistemas de producción bovinos.

  17. Narrativa y ciencia. La importancia de las palabras en la investigación

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    Yolanda M. Guerra García

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza la importancia de saber narrar la ciencia de manera idónea y brinda algunos lineamientos para hacerlo. En un siglo invadido por la tecnología, donde el universo se encuentra al alcance de la mano con solamente un clic en Google o en cualquier otro buscador, pareciera como si cada vez más nos alejáramos de la necesidad de producir conocimiento nuevo, de pensar, repensar y de las técnicas de escribir esos pensamientos en un texto agradable de ser leído. Afortunadamente, hay excepciones frente a la era de copiar y pegar, y todavía se encuentran personas que logran escribir hermosamente, reflejando incluso en sus narraciones los hallazgos de su ciencia. En Colombia, ha comenzado la cultura de la investigación y de los cursos de tercer nivel; la que, vale aclarar, lleva siglos en otros países 1 . Este auge de investigación ha traído consigo la inmensa necesidad de escribir; no hay institución universitaria ni docente que se respete que no haga o deba hacer investigación y, a su vez, convertirse en multiplicador con los estudiantes, de la necesidad de escribir, investigar y de hacerlo apropiadamente. Allí es cuando el tema de la narrativa y la ciencia toma la mayor relevancia. Escribir, por paradójico que parezca, tiene su ciencia. ¿Cómo debe entonces narrarse la ciencia? ¿Es realmente fácil escribir? ¿Hay secretos? ¿Cuál debe ser la estructura de un texto científico? Esto es lo que se investiga y presenta en este artículo, que pretende ser un punto de partida más que de llegada al apasionante mundo de la narrativa y la ciencia.

  18. Importancia médica de los alergenos de ácaros domésticos

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    Liliana Moreno

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    Full Text Available En la actualidad, los trastornos respiratorios están entre los problemas de salud más frecuentes y, entre ellos, el asma aparece como una entidad muy común en niños y adultos. El asma alérgica es una enfermedad multifactorial. El componente ambiental es de gran importancia, lo cual ha sido ampliamente documentado gracias a los avances científicos que en los últimos años se han dado en el campo de la alergología experimental. Los ácaros domésticos son la principal fuente de alergenos en el polvo casero; dichos alergenos son considerados, hoy en día, como los principales inductores de las manifestaciones alérgicas respiratorias. Estos animales son artrópodos de distribución mundial, siendo Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus y Blomia tropicalis los que más frecuentemente se encuentran en el ambiente doméstico. Las mencionadas especies ejercen un gran impacto clínico porque la mayoría de la población asmática y rinítica presenta altos niveles de IgE contra sus alergenos lo cual, sin duda, influye en la patogénesis de la inflamación crónica que caracteriza a esas enfermedades. La presente revisión describe la biología, epidemiología y aspectos moleculares de los alergenos de Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus y Blomia tropicalis, como una información muy útil para los médicos y demás integrantes del equipo de salud que tengan el interés y la oportunidad de efectuar un manejo integral de estos problemas.

  19. IMPORTANCIA E IMPACTO SOCIAL DE LA TUBERCULOSIS EN LOS NIÑOS

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    Magnolia Arango Loboguerrero

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    Sin importar lo significativa que es la existencia de la tuberculosis (TB infantil, esta ha sido olvidada y subestimada hasta ahora y es de importancia secundaria en los programas de salud pública y en la clínica. Por inmadurez inmunológica y fisiopatogenia, hay expresiones clínicas inespecíficas, diversas y muy variables; presenta además dificultades en el diagnóstico por ser causada por poblaciones bacilares escasas, es decir es paucibacilar y difícil de detectar en las baciloscopias; las muestras son dispendiosas de recolectar debido a la limitación normal que tiene el niño para expectorar hasta los 4 a 5 años, lo cual hace que exista un bajo rendimiento de la positividad de los estudios.

    IMPORTANCE AND SOCIAL IMPACT OF TUBERCULOSIS IN CHILDREN

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    No matter how significant children tuberculosis (TB might be, it is a forgotten condition, so far underestimated, of secondary importance in public health programs and from its clinical aspect. Due to immunologic immaturity and physiopathogeny, there are non specific different and very variable manifestations, showing diagnostic difficulties for sputum being paucibacillar, germs not readiliy found in bacilloscopies; sputum samples are hard to collect, since children younger than 5 have trouble in coughing up, so bacilloscopies are seldom positive.

    Keywords: Tuberculosis, Koch bacillus, children pneumopathies

  20. Importancia diferencial de los componentes fundamentales de la esquizotipia: un metaanálisis

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    Ascensión Fumero

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    Full Text Available La esquizotipia puede entenderse como un trastorno incluido en el espectro de la esquizofrenia o como rasgo psicométrico que comprende 3 dimensiones: cognitivo-perceptual, interpersonal y desorganización cognitiva. La primera se relaciona con creencias extrañas y experiencias perceptuales inusuales; la segunda, con anhedonia y déficit en relaciones interpersonales, y la desorganización se identifica con pensamientos, conductas y lenguaje raros. Diferentes estudios han intentado esclarecer cuál de estas dimensiones es el componente esencial del constructo. Para dar respuesta a esta cuestión se llevó a cabo un metaanálisis en el que se realizó una revisión sistemática de las principales bases de datos que comparan las dimensiones de esquizotipia asociadas con diferentes áreas temáticas: composición factorial, síntomas clínicos y marcadores de vulnerabilidad. A partir de 300 artículos encontrados, se seleccionaron 27 estudios. Los resultados indicaron que la dimensión interpersonal parece estar más relacionada con la sintomatología clínica, mientras que la dimensión cognitivo-perceptual predomina en la investigación sobre marcadores de vulnerabilidad. La desorganización cognitiva contribuye a ambas temáticas. Se concluye que las dimensiones de esquizotipia tienen una importancia diferencial en función de las áreas de funcionamiento psicológico en estudio.

  1. Insectos de importancia forense en cadáveres de ratas, Carabobo - Venezuela

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    Jonathan Liria Salazar

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Determinar la composición de la entomofauna asociada con cadáveres de ratas, para identificar las especies de importancia forense en Carabobo, Venezuela. Materiales y métodos: Se estudiaron los insectos en nueve cadáveres de ratas de laboratorio. Diariamente cada rata (cadáver + bandeja con tierra de sustrato fue recogida para obtener la fauna asociada. Con los datos de abundancias se calcularon índices de diversidad y equidad, y se empleó el análisis de componentes principales. Resultados: Se colectaron 13 590 insectos, de los cuales 14,8% correspondieron a cadáveres y 85,2% a bandejas. El orden Diptera fue el más abundante (94,2% seguido por Coleóptera e Hymenóptera (0,2%. Las especies de Diptéra más importantes fueron: Calliphoridae: Lucilia cluvia (Walker, Chrysomya albiceps (Wiedemann y C. megacephala (Fabricius; y Muscidae: Musca domestica Linnaeus. También se encontraron algunos coleópteros como Dermestes ater DeGeer (Dermestidae y Staphylinidae. Conclusiones: La equidad y diversidad fue baja, debido a la dominancia de especies, y la poca sensibilidad de los índices de diversidad a la presencia de especies raras. Se observó la sucesión de especies en donde L. cluvia se relaciona con los primeros días, seguida por C. albiceps y C. megacephala. Se recomienda continuar con estudios relacionados, para su uso como herramienta de ayuda en la medicina legal en Venezuela.

  2. Enteropatógenos de importancia en salud pública

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    Full Text Available La diarrea continúa siendo la tercera causa de muerte en niños menores de 5 años, pese a los avances recientes en el manejo y prevención de esta enfermedad. Es causada por múltiples patógenos, sin embargo, la prevalencia de cada uno varía según el grupo de edad, la zona geográfica y el escenario donde se registran los casos (comunitario vs hospitalario. Los patógenos de mayor relevancia en salud pública son aquellos asociados con mayor carga de enfermedad, severidad, complicaciones y mortalidad. En nuestro medio, el norovirus, Campylobacter y las E. coli diarrogénicas, son los patógenos más prevalentes a nivel comunitario en niños. En este artículo se revisa la epidemiología local y las potenciales áreas de desarrollo en cinco patógenos seleccionados: rotavirus, norovirus, E. coli productora de toxina Shiga (STEC, Shigella y Salmonella. De estos, el rotavirus es el más importante en la población pediátrica y el principal responsable de la mortalidad infantil por diarrea. La introducción de la vacunación contra rotavirus en nuestro país tendrá un importante impacto en la carga de enfermedad y la mortalidad por diarrea. Sin embargo, se requieren estudios de vigilancia para determinar el impacto de la vacunación y el cambio en la epidemiología de la diarrea en el Perú luego de la introducción de nuevas vacunas, así como la vigilancia de las tasas de resistencia antibiótica para las bacterias de importancia clínica.

  3. Importancia de la gerencia del conocimiento: contrastes entre la teoría y la evidencia empírica

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    César Augusto Bernal Torres

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    Full Text Available Este estudio analiza la importancia que las organizaciones dan en Colombia a la gerencia del conoci- miento, para responder a los retos del actual orden económico mundial. Para ello se aplicó una encuesta a 2.249 personas en 83 organizaciones de diferentes tama ̃ nos y sectores de actividad económica, localiza- das en la ciudad de Bogotá. En general, los resultados indican que la gerencia del conocimiento no es una práctica usual en estas organizaciones, situación que contrasta desfavorablemente con el alto grado de importancia que las organizaciones en los países desarrollados dan a estas actividades, consideradas como estratégicas para potenciar su capacidad innovadora y competitividad sostenible. Rasgos estos de los que en general adolecen las empresas en Colombia y los cuales son necesarios potenciar.

  4. Importancia de la gerencia del conocimiento: contrastes entre la teoría y la evidencia empírica

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    César Augusto Bernal Torres

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    Full Text Available Este estudio analiza la importancia que las organizaciones dan en Colombia a la gerencia del conocimiento, para responder a los retos del actual orden económico mundial. Para ello se aplicó una encuesta a 2.249 personas en 83 organizaciones de diferentes tamaños y sectores de actividad económica, localizadas en la ciudad de Bogotá. En general, los resultados indican que la gerencia del conocimiento no es una práctica usual en estas organizaciones, situación que contrasta desfavorablemente con el alto grado de importancia que las organizaciones en los países desarrollados dan a estas actividades, consideradas como estratégicas para potenciar su capacidad innovadora y competitividad sostenible. Rasgos estos de los que en general adolecen las empresas en Colombia y los cuales son necesarios potenciar.

  5. The counter-terrorist campus: Securitisation theory and university securitisation – Three Models

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    Liam Gearon

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    Full Text Available With intensified threats to global security from international terrorism, universities have become a focus for security concerns and marked as locus of special interest for the monitoring of extremism and counter-terrorism efforts by intelligence agencies worldwide. Drawing on initiatives in the United Kingdom and United States, I re-frame three – covert, overt and covert–overt – intersections of education, security and intelligence studies as a theoretical milieu by which to understand such counter-terrorism efforts. Against the backdrop of new legislative guidance for universities in an era of global terrorism and counter-terrorism efforts by security and intelligence agencies and their Governments, and through a review of Open-Source security/intelligence concerning universities in the United Kingdom and the United States, I show how this interstitial (covert, overt and covert– overt complexity can be further understood by the overarching relationship between securitisation theory and university securitisation. An emergent securitised concept of university life is important because de facto it will potentially effect radical change upon the nature and purposes of the university itself. A current-day situation replete with anxiety and uncertainty, the article frames not only a sharply contested and still unfolding political agenda for universities but a challenge to the very nature and purposes of the university in the face of a potentially existential threat. Terrorism and counterterrorism, as manifest today, may well thus be altering the aims and purposes of the university in ways we as yet do not fully know or understand. This article advances that knowledge and understanding through a theoretical conceptualisation: the counter-terrorist campus.

  6. Selected birth defects among males following the United States terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001.

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    Singh, Parvati; Yang, Wei; Shaw, Gary M; Catalano, Ralph; Bruckner, Tim A

    2017-10-02

    The terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 (hereafter referred to as 9/11) preceded an increase in male fetal deaths and reduced male live births among exposed gestational cohorts across several geographic locations in the United States, including California. We analyze whether the extreme stressor of 9/11 may have selected against frail males in utero by testing if the prevalence of male births with selected defects in California fell among cohorts exposed to the stressor during gestation. We used data from the California Birth Defects Monitoring Program from July 1985 to January 2004 (223 conception cohorts). We included six birth defects that as a group of phenotypes disproportionately affect males. We applied time-series methods and defined as "exposed to 9/11" the cohorts conceived in February, March, April, May, June, July, and August 2001. Three of the seven monthly conception cohorts exposed to 9/11 in utero show lower than expected odds of live born males with the studied defects: February 2001 (odds ratio [OR] = 0.39; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.21-0.71), May 2001 (OR = 0.36; 95% CI, 0.16-0.81), and August 2001 (OR = 0.51; 95% CI, 0.28-0.93). The population-wide stressor of 9/11 precedes a reduction in the risk of live born males with selected birth defects. Our analysis contributes to the understanding of adaptation to stress among pregnant women exposed to large and unexpected ambient stressors. Results further support the notion that the prevalence of live born defects may reflect temporal variation in cohort selection in utero against frail males. Birth Defects Research 109:1277-1283, 2017. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  7. "Evita Una Muerte, Esta en Tus Manos" Program: Bystander First Aid Training for Terrorist Attacks.

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    Pajuelo Castro, J J; Meneses Pardo, J C; Salinas Casado, P L; Hernandez Martin, P; Montilla Canet, R; Del Campo Cuesta, J L; Incera Bustio, G; Martin Ayuso, D

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    The latest terrorist attacks in Europe and in the rest of the world, and the military experience in the most recent conflicts leave us with several lessons learned. The most important is that the fate of the wounded rests in the hands of the one who applies the first dressing, because the victims usually die within the first 10 minutes, before professional care providers or police personnel arrive at the scene. A second lesson is that the primary cause of preventable death in these types of incidents involving explosives and firearms is massive hemorraghe. There is a need to develop a training oriented to citizens so they can identify and use available resources to avoid preventable deaths that occur in this kind of incidents, especially massive hemorrhage. A 7-hour training intervention program was developed and conducted between January and May 2017. Data were collected from participants' answers on a multiple-choice test before and after undertaking the training. Improved mean score for at least 75% of a group's members on the posttraining test was considered reflective of adequate knowledge. A total of 173 participants (n = 74 men [42.8%]; n = 99 women [57.2%]) attended the training. They were classified into three groups: a group of citizens/ first responders with no prior health training, a group of health professionals, and a group of nursing students. Significant differences (ρ < .05) between mean pre- and post-training test scores occurred in each of the three groups. There was a clear improvement in the knowledge of the students after the training when pre- and post-training test scores were compared within the three groups. The greatest improvement was seen in the citizens/first responders group. 2017.

  8. Importancia biotecnológica de la microbiodiversidad. Los nuevos cazadores de microbios

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    Judith Piñero Bonilla

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo está orientado a destacar la importancia biotecnológica de los microorganismos con especial referencia al área alimentaria y agrícola, en el contexto histórico y latinoamericano. Los microorganismos han sido recursos valiosos para la humanidad desde que el hombre comenzó a producir sus alimentos artesanalmente incorporando los procesos fermentativos para la transformación de las materias primas o consumiéndolos directamente. Ya en el siglo XIX, con la ayuda del microscopio se empiezan a entender los principios que rigen estos bioprocesos y los estudios posteriores permitieron determinar la utilidad de los microorganismos y su potencial económico para la producción de insumos comercializables, lo que condujo al desarrollo de la microbiología industrial, la base de la biotecnología, la cual se ha ido fortaleciendo con el uso de las herramientas de la ingeniería genética y de las técnicas de la biología molecular con las que se ha podido detectar e identificar una gran variedad de microorganismos incluso de ambientes extremos en los que los métodos de cultivo convencionales han fallado. El potencial encontrado en la microbiodiversidad es parte de una importante actividad científica conocida como bioprospección, para seleccionar los microorganismos con características que le confieran valor comercial. De esta manera, la búsqueda se ha dirigido principalmente hacia los organismos productores de insumos agrícolas, farmacológicos y alimentarios así como su aplicación en actividades de biorremediación. En este sentido, los microorganismos representan un aporte significativo para la ciencia y la economía de los países latinoamericanos, por lo que algunos de ellos y según sus necesidades, han desarrollado líneas de investigación en bioprospección microbiana como parte de las políticas en materia de ciencia y tecnología.

  9. Importancia de los acontecimientos vitales como factores de cambio en el ciclo vital

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: A lo largo del ciclo vital, los individuos experimentan una serie de acontecimientos que, sin duda, influyen en su desarrollo individual y colectivo. Tales acontecimientos parecen introducir cambios en la vida de los sujetos. El presente trabajo pretende analizar la importancia de los acontecimientos vitales como factores de cambio, desde la consideración de que el estudio de los mismos es consustancial con el estudio del ciclo vital. Desde este punto de partida, se ha establecido la existencia de diversos tipos de clasificaciones de acontecimientos, como la aportada por Rodrigo (1985, que plantea la existencia de tres tipos de eventos, eventos normativos relacionados con la edad, eventos normativos relacionados con el tiempo histórico, y finalmente, un tercer tipo de acontecimientos considerados como no normativos, que solamente son experimentados por algunos sujetos a lo largo de su vida. Analizaremos aquellos factores que adquieren significado en el desarrollo de los acontecimientos vitales y en la forma como los perciben los individuos que los experimentan, desde la revisión de los principales modelos explicativos, polarizados en dos grandes paradigmas, organicista y mecanicista, así como el intento de aproximación a través de modelos contextúales-dialécticos a una posición intermedia entre el paradigma organicista y el paradigma mecanicista.ABSTRACT: Throughout the vital cycle, individuals undergo experiences which no doubt exert an influence on their development. The present article analyzes the importance of vital events as change factors. We assume their inseparability. Adopting the classification established by Rodrigo (1985 we distinguish three classes of events, namely, normative events related to age, normative events related to historical time and non normative events which are not universally experienced by all subjects. We will analyze those factors which have relevant meaning in the development of vital events

  10. Crisis-induced depression, physical activity and dietary intake among young adults: evidence from the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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    Wang, Yang; Yang, Muzhe

    2013-03-01

    Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, we provide evidence that young adults respond to crisis-induced depression by exercising less and having breakfast less often. Exogenous variation in the crisis-induced depression is obtained through a unique event in our sample period - the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We compare those who were interviewed just before and just after 9/11 and find a significant and sharp increase in the symptoms of depression. We also provide evidence that this increase is not a September effect, but an effect of the external traumatic event. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  11. Individual Well-Being and the Allocation of Time Before and After the Boston Marathon Terrorist Bombing

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    There is a small literature on the economic costs of terrorism. We consider the effects of the Boston marathon bombing on Americans’ well-being and time allocation. We exploit data from the American Time Use Survey and Well-Being Module in the days around the terrorist attack to implement a regression-discontinuity design. The bombing led to a significant and large drop of about 1.5 points in well-being, on a scale of one to six, for residents of the States close to Boston. The happiness of A...

  12. Pathological personality development after the Chornobyl disaster and the anti terrorist operation.

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    Loganovsky, K M; Gresko, M V

    2016-12-01

    Objective of the study was to determine pathological changes of the personality of the clean up workers (liquida tors) of the Chornobyl accident and the participants in the anti terrorist operation (ATO) in Eastern Ukraine and radiation threat perception assessment.Design, object and methods. The cross sectional and retrospective assessments of the clean up workers of the Chornobyl accident (n = 185), evacuees from the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone (n = 112) from the randomized sample of individuals who are registered in the Clinical and epidemiological registry (CER) of the State Institution «National Research Center for Radiation Medicine of National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine» [NRCRM] and partici pants of the ATO in Eastern Ukraine (n = 62) who underwent treatment and rehabilitation in the Department of Radiation Psychoneurology of the NRCRM Clinic have been done. The neuropsychiatric clinical and psychometric methods as General Health Questionnaire, GHQ 28; Eysenck Personality Inventory, EPI; method of personality diag nostic by H. Schmischek - K. Leongard, and modified social psychological questionnaire (Joint Study Project 1993) - «dangers questionnaire» were used. Extraversion, hyperthymia and demonstrativity in the clean up workers of the Chornobyl accident and evac uees decreased, while emotiveness, pedantry, anxiety, cyclothymia, excitability and dysthymia increased. Extraversion and hyperthymia decreased in the ATO participants while jams, pedantry, cyclothymia, excitability and dysthymia increased. According to the social psychological assessment («dangers questionnaire») there were found that at present the «national conflict» factor takes among the clean up workers the 22th rank place, evacuees - the 18th, while the participants ATO - the 11th, however the risk perception of disease associated with the presence in the environment of radioactive substances in the ATO participants takes the 6th place, the liquidators - the 8th, the evac

  13. Restorative Encounters in Terrorist Victimization in Spain: Theoretical Reflections and Practical Insights from Social Work

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    Alberto Jose Olalde

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available After the ceasefire announcement by the terrorist organization ETA in 2011, new horizons and scenarios of peace have opened in the Basque Country, a land that has been badly hurt by violence over several decades.Restorative justice, a new paradigm for an old kind of justice, the reparation of the harm caused to victims and their consequent importance in the judicial process, has been knocking at our door for a long time. Since the beginning of this decade, following European trends, our country has begun to implement restorative justice at different levels.This article wants to bring the reader closer to understanding of the possibilities which restorative justice offers to the victims of terrorism. We describe the central elements of the restorative encounters held between ex-members of ETA and direct or indirect victims. Furthermore, we support our restorative intervention with theoretical arguments and practical examples from social work. Tras el anuncio del cese de la actividad armada por parte de la organización armada ETA, en 2011, nuevos escenarios y horizontes de pacificación se abren en la historia para esta tierra, castigada por la violencia durante decenas de años.La Justicia restaurativa, un nuevo paradigma para una vieja reivindicación, la reparación de la víctima y su protagonismo en la resolución y abordaje de las consecuencias de los conflictos penales, lleva años asomando a nuestro contexto. Tras la incorporación de España a principios de esta década a las corrientes europeas, se constata la validación de la práctica restaurativa.Este artículo quiere acercar a la persona lectora la comprensión de las posibilidades de justicia restaurativa en victimización terrorista. Describimos los elementos centrales de los encuentros restaurativos celebrados entre ex miembros de ETA y víctimas directas e indirectas. Y nos apoyamos en elementos teóricos y prácticos del trabajo social para nuestra intervención restaurativa.

  14. How States Carry Out Acts of Terror: Wars, Strategies and Tactics in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo

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    MA. Astrit Lleshi

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    Full Text Available Terrorism is a notoriously difficult concept that defies single universal definition. Terrorists intentionally employ violence in order to instill fear in their victims and the wider public. Terrorist movements aim to achieve their political, social and/or religious goals through use of violent acts. (Hoffman, 1998: 43 In most cases terrorism is perpetrated by non-state actors and is "bottom up" challenge to the existing political order. However this article argues that the nature of the crime and not the perpetrator should determine whether some criminal act constitutes terrorism and acts of terror can also be committed by states and/or state actors. In this article, the author will examine the overall strategy and tactics used by the Milosevic and Karadzic regimes in BiH and Kosovo to fulfil their wartime ambitions of maintaining and consolidating control over Serb and Serb-occupied territory, relying primarily upon the indictments and judgments of the ICTY in which they and members of their armed forces acting under their authority have been charged and/or convicted of war crimes and terror, along with reports from international organizations such as the United Nations and other sources. Through an analysis of these tactics against leading definitions of terrorism, it will be demonstrated that rather than fighting against terrorists and insurgents, the Milosevic and Karadzic regimes carried out acts of terror during the wars in Kosovo and BiH, respectively, and furthermore Milosevic was sponsoring state-terrorism in BiH (Blakely, 2012: 3-4.

  15. Importancia del profesionalismo médico ante las exigencias de la humanidad

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    Raidel González Rodríguez

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    álisis educativos los capacita en la identificación de necesidades relativas al proceso docente y en cómo resolverlas, lo cual convierte cada expediente curricular en un permanente problema científico, que les permite intervenir y resolver los problemas propios de la pedagogía dentro del aula y en los procesos extensionistas en su contexto. (4 Sin embargo, de este aspecto que integra la profesionalidad del médico-profesor universitario se adolece en estos tiempos. (5 De las reflexiones expuestas se deriva la necesidad e importancia de la calidad de la profesionalidad médica universitaria en todas sus dimensiones, lo cual trasciende a la eficacia de la gestión docente, encumbra su labor como profesional y permite resultados pertinentes al cumplir con su responsabilidad social de formar egresados competentes, integrales, con deberes ante la sociedad y a la altura de los lineamientos actuales del país

  16. Fear of Terrorism in New York After the September 11 Terrorist Attacks: Implications for Emergency Mental Health and Preparedness

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    Boscarino, Joseph A.; Figley, Charles R.; Adams, Richard E.

    2009-01-01

    To examine the public’s response to future terrorist attacks, we surveyed 1,001 New Yorkers in the community one year after the September 11 attacks. Overall, New Yorkers were very concerned about future terrorist attacks and also concerned about attacks involving biological or nuclear weapons. In addition, while most New Yorkers reported that if a biological or nuclear attack occurred they would evaluate available information before evacuating, a significant number reported they would immediately evacuate, regardless of police or public health communications to the contrary. The level of public concern was significantly higher on all measures among New York City and Long Island residents (downstate) compared to the rest of the state. A model predicting higher fear of terrorism indicated that downstate residents, women, those 45 to 64 years old, African Americans and Hispanics, those with less education/income, and those more likely to flee, were more fearful of future attacks. In addition, making disaster preparations and carefully evaluating emergency information also predicted a higher level of fear as well. A second model predicting who would flee suggested that those more likely to evaluate available information were less likely to immediately evacuate, while those with a higher fear of future attacks were more likely to flee the area. Given these findings and the possibility of future attacks, mental health professionals need to be more involved in preparedness efforts, especially related to the psychological impact of attacks involving weapons of mass destruction. PMID:14730761

  17. Reducing Mortality from Terrorist Releases of Chemical and Biological Agents: I. Filtration for Ventilation Systems in Commercial Building

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    Thatcher, Tracy L.; Daisey, Joan M.

    1999-09-01

    There is growing concern about potential terrorist attacks involving releases of chemical and/or biological (CB) agents, such as sarin or anthrax, in and around buildings. For an external release, the CB agent can enter the building through the air intakes of a building's mechanical ventilation system and by infiltration through the building envelope. For an interior release in a single room, the mechanical ventilation system, which often recirculates some fraction of the air within a building, may distribute the released CB agent throughout the building. For both cases, installing building systems that remove chemical and biological agents may be the most effective way to protect building occupants. Filtration systems installed in the heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems of buildings can significantly reduce exposures of building occupants in the event of a release, whether the release is outdoors or indoors. Reduced exposures can reduce the number of deaths from a terrorist attack. The purpose of this report is to provide information and examples of the design of filtration systems to help building engineers retrofit HVAC systems. The report also provides background information on the physical nature of CB agents and brief overviews of the basic principles of particle and vapor filtration.

  18. Fear of terrorism in New York after the September 11 terrorist attacks: implications for emergency mental health and preparedness.

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    Boscarino, Joseph A; Figley, Charles R; Adams, Richard E

    2003-01-01

    To examine the public's response to future terrorist attacks, we surveyed 1,001 New Yorkers in the community one year after the September 11 attacks. Overall, New Yorkers were very concerned about future terrorist attacks and also concerned about attacks involving biological or nuclear weapons. In addition, while most New Yorkers reported that if a biological or nuclear attack occurred they would evaluate available information before evacuating, a significant number reported they would immediately evacuate, regardless of police or public health communications to the contrary. The level of public concern was significantly higher on all measures among New York City and Long Island residents (downstate) compared to the rest of the state. A model predicting higher fear of terrorism indicated that downstate residents, women, those 45 to 64 years old, African Americans and Hispanics, those with less education/income, and those more likely to flee, were more fearful of future attacks. In addition, making disaster preparations and carefully evaluating emergency information also predicted a higher level of fear as well. A second model predicting who would flee suggested that those more likely to evaluate available information were less likely to immediately evacuate, while those with a higher fear of future attacks were more likely to flee the area. Given these findings and the possibility of future attacks, mental health professionals need to be more involved in preparedness efforts, especially related to the psychological impact of attacks involving weapons of mass destruction.

  19. The Role of Behavioral Responses in the Total Economic Consequences of Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Air Travel Targets.

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    Rose, Adam; Avetisyan, Misak; Rosoff, Heather; Burns, William J; Slovic, Paul; Chan, Oswin

    2017-07-01

    U.S. airports and airliners are prime terrorist targets. Not only do the facilities and equipment represent high-value assets, but the fear and dread that is spread by such attacks can have tremendous effects on the U.S. economy. This article presents the methodology, data, and estimates of the macroeconomic impacts stemming from behavioral responses to a simulated terrorist attack on a U.S. airport and on a domestic airliner. The analysis is based on risk-perception surveys of these two scenarios. The responses relate to reduced demand for airline travel, shifts to other modes, spending on nontravel items, and savings of potential travel expenditures by U.S. resident passengers considering flying domestic routes. We translate these responses to individual spending categories and feed these direct impact results into a computable general equilibrium (CGE) model of the U.S. economy to ascertain the indirect and total impacts on both the airline industry and the economy as a whole. Overall, the estimated impacts on GDP of both types of attacks exceed $10B. We find that the behavioral economic impacts are almost an order of magnitude higher than the ordinary business interruption impacts for the airliner attack and nearly two orders of magnitude higher for the airport attack. The results are robust to sensitivity tests on the travel behavior of U.S. residents in response to terrorism. © 2016 Society for Risk Analysis.

  20. APROXIMACIÓN AL CONCEPTO DE GOBERNANZA EN COLOMBIA Y ALGUNOS APUNTES SOBRE SU IMPORTANCIA EN EL DERECHO AMBIENTAL

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    Erika Castro Buitrago

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    Este artículo presenta un breve estudio sobre la recepción del concepto de Gobernanza en Colombia, su uso en la política ambiental y la investigación interna que existe en esta materia. En especial, el artículo llama la atención sobre la necesidad de estudiar la influencia del término en el ámbito del derecho administrativo ambiental, a partir de la importancia que otros ordenamientos jurídicos le han otorgado. En el caso europeo, la gobernanza se entiende como el modelo ideal de gobernación ...

  1. El uso de repositorios y su importancia para la educación en Ingeniería

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    Texier, José; De Giusti, Marisa Raquel; Oviedo, Néstor Fabián; Villarreal, Gonzalo Luján; Lira, Ariel Jorge

    2012-01-01

    Los repositorios institucionales son depósitos de archivos digitales de diferentes tipologías para accederlos, difundirlos y preservarlos. Este artículo tiene como propósito explicar la importancia de los repositorios en el ámbito académico de la Ingeniería como una manera de democratizar el conocimiento por parte de los docentes, investigadores y alumnos para contribuir al desarrollo social y humano. Estos repositorios, enmarcados generalmente en la iniciativa Open Access, permiten asegurar ...

  2. Importancia de la semiología del dolor en el diagnóstico de un proceso inflamatorio pulpar

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    Andrés Pérez Ruiz; Julia María Martínez Lima; Jannette Carmona Betancourt; María Elena Urgelles Jiménez

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    El dolor es un síntoma de extraordinaria importancia en la práctica estomatológica y particularmente en lo concerniente a las alteraciones de la pulpa dentaria. Con el objetivo de profundizar en el conocimiento de las fases por las que atraviesa un proceso inflamatorio pulpar, que permiten predecir sus manifestaciones dolorosas, se realizó una revisión bibliográfica sobre el tema con un enfoque multidisciplinario y básico-clínico. Se utilizó el método documental para el análisis y tratamiento...

  3. Sitio arqueológico "Las Fundiciones". : Sitios de importancia metalúrgica en el Desierto de Atacama.

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    Salazar, Diego; Guendon, Jean-Louis; Figueroa Larre, Valentina; Salinas, Hernán; Winkler, Lisette; Borie, Cesar

    2007-01-01

    Corpus PCM (Peuples et Cultures du Monde); El sitio arqueológico « Las Fundiciones » se ubica en el Rio San Salvador, en la segunda región de Antofagasta, norte de Chile. El equipo de arqueólogos llegó a éste lugar, atraídos por descripciones y evidencias superfic iales que indicaban que se trataba de un área de importancia metalúrgica asociada a los períodos intermedio tardio y tardío de la prehistoria regional. Parte del proyecto de colaboración (CNRS-CONICYT), implicaba una evaluación prel...

  4. Determinación del Índice de Importancia Relativa en Oreochromis sp cultivadas con biofloc y alimento balanceado

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    Ibarra Mayorga, Eulalia; Carratalá Hurtado, Sara; Proaño Morales, Jonathan

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    El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar el Índice de Importancia Relativa en tilapias (Oreochromis sp) cultivadas con  biofloc  y alimento   balanceado, con  el  fin de  identificar que fuente alimenticia era consumida de manera preferente por estos peces. Para ello se analizaron los estómagos de tilapias tras haber sido alimentadas con balanceado. Los resultados mostraron que las tilapias utilizaron como fuente de  consumo principal  el  b...

  5. IMPORTANCIA DEL DESAYUNO EN EL ESTADO NUTRICIONAL Y EL PROCESAMIENTO DE LA INFORMACIÓN EN ESCOLARES

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    Jofré, Jorge Martín; Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina; Jofré, Marcos Jesús; Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina; Arenas, María Cristina; Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina; Aspiroz, Rosana; Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina; de Bortoli, Miguel Ángel; Universidad Nacional de San Luis

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    El objetivo del presente estudio fue investigar la importancia del desayuno en el estado nutricional y el procesamiento de la información en escolares. A 26 escolares (13 varones, 6.3 a 6.9 años) se les tomaron las medidas antropométricas usadas para evaluar nutrición. Se aplicaron ocho pruebas de la batería K-ABC de Kaufman: repetición de números (RN), orden de palabra, movimiento de manos (MM), cierre gestáltico, triángulos, matrices análogas, memoria espacial y series de fotos. Las medias ...

  6. Importancia cuantificada de los síntomas sutiles de amenaza de parto pretérmino

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    Ernesto Rosell Juarte; Alfonso Casado Callado; Luis Monzón Torres

    2000-01-01

    Se realizó un estudio de casos y controles, para valorar la importancia cuantificada de los síntomas sutiles de amenaza de parto pretérmino desde octubre de 1993 hasta abril de 1997 en 9 municipios de la provincia Camagüey. Fueron estudiados 364 casos y 654 controles a partir de los registros oficiales de atención perinatal, complementados con una encuesta. Para el procesamiento de los datos se utilizaron métodos univariados, bivariados y el multivariado de regresión logística. La presencia d...

  7. Las aguas subterráneas transfronterizas México-Estados Unidos: importancia e invisibilidad dentro del contexto del TLCAN

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    Gonzalo HATCH KURI

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    Full Text Available Este artículo identifica la importancia del agua subterránea transfronteriza México-Estados Unidos, en relación con el vacío jurídico que predomina en su regulación en las diferentes escalas que intervienen en el uso, manejo y extracción de la misma y el significado de la escasez hídrica en la configuración del discurso hegemónico de seguridad nacional en el panorama neoliberal de integración regional del Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN.

  8. A importancia das associações para a democracia:uma análise segundo a perspectiva tocquevilliana

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    Helena Esser Reis

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    Full Text Available No presente artigo nos propomos a analisar a importancia atribuida por Tocqueville às associações civis e políticas como meio de combater a tendência natural dos homens no Estado Democrático,ao isolamento e à indiferença pública, posto que essa tendência constitui-se como ameaça à liberdade e impede que a democracia reine no mundo político.

  9. Análisis de la importancia de la inteligencia emocional en la motivación de los trabajadores

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    Troya Mendoza, César Armando

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    La importancia de esta investigación radica en identificar la influencia de las emociones en la motivación de las personas en determinados ambientes laborales, el caso de estudio de es la Secretaría Nacional de Educación Superior, Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación – SENESCYT en su Coordinación General Administrativa – Financiera. Asimismo, se investigan las interrogantes siguientes: cómo influye y cuáles son las condiciones favorables que permiten que las personas se motiven ...

  10. Intervención educativa e importancia de las rutinas en niños/as con Autismo

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    Martín González, Ángela

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    Este trabajo se centra fundamentalmente en la intervención educativa con niños/as que presentan autismo, así como en la importancia que tienen las rutinas en niños/as que presentan estas características. La intención de este trabajo es orientar a los docentes a cerca de algunas estrategias educativas para que la educación de estos niños/as sea satisfactoria. Para ello presentaremos primeramente las características de este trastorno, así como los tipos de autismo que existen, para despué...

  11. La estrategia de marketing internacional en mercados emergentes: importancia del análisis de los factores de entorno

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    Okazaki, Shintaro; Romero de la Fuente, Jaime; Yagüe Guilén, María Jesús

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    En este trabajo se aborda la importancia que el análisis de los factores que componen el entorno empresarial tiene para el diseño adecuado del proceso de internacionalización de la empresa en mercados emergentes. La disponibilidad de información relevante sobre las condiciones económicas, demográficas y culturales de los mercados y su incorporación al proceso de decisión constituye un elemento clave para alcanzar el éxito comercial de dichos mercados. Se presenta una aplicación al mercado chi...

  12. La comprensión auditiva: definición, importancia, características, procesos, materiales y actividades

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    Patricia Córdoba Cubillo

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    Full Text Available Este artículo pertenece a una serie de escritos que son producto de un proyecto de investigación sobre la enseñanza y el aprendizaje de la destreza auditiva en la clase de inglés de los colegios públicos de Costa Rica. El mismo se concentra en la destreza en sí: definición, importancia, características, procesos, materiales y actividades que se emplean para la enseñanza de la destreza auditiva en el aula.

  13. La educación ambiental y su importancia en la relación sustentable: Hombre-Naturaleza- Territorio

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    Ronald Fernando Quintana Arias

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    Objetivo. Promover la importancia de la educación ambiental en el fortalecimiento de la relación sustentable Hombre-Naturaleza-Territorio en 8 niños y niñas observadores de aves de la primaria María Berchmans. Metodología. Entre agosto y noviembre del 2015 desarrollé un estudio de caso basado en el aprendizaje vivencial, social y experiencial, que se dividió en dos fases en las que se encontraban 19 actividades clasificadas dentro de siete...

  14. Origen e importancia de la fosfolipasa A2 de secreción

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    Yolanda C Valdés Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available Las fosfolipasas A2 son una familia de enzimas que hidrolizan el enlace éster sn-2 de los glicerofosfolípidos liberando ácidos grasos, principalmente el ácido araquidónico y lisofosfolípidos. Las fosfolipasas A2 de secreción son producidas por numerosas células bajo la acción de diferentes estímulos como la interleucina-1, el factor de necrosis tumoral alfa y los lipopolisacáridos, los cuales provocan su acumulación en los líquidos inflamatorios y en el plasma de pacientes con diversas enfermedades inflamatorias. Recientemente se propuso que las fosfolipasas de secreción actúan preferencialmente sobre microvesículas emitidas por las células cuyas membranas han perdido la asimetría fosfolipídica.Phospholipases A2 form a family of enzymes that hydrolizes the ester sn-2 binding of the glycerophospholipids and release fatty acids mainly araachidonic acid and lisophospholipids. Secretory phospholipids A2 are produced by a number of cells activated by various stimuli like interleukin-1, tumor necrosis factorµ and lipopolysaccharides that cause the accumulation of secretory phospholipases A2 into inflammatory fluids and plasma of patients suffering from several inflammatory diseases. It was recently pointed out that secretory phospholipases preferably act upon microvesicles from cells whose membranes have lost their phospholipid asymmetry.

  15. Distribución actual e importancia epidemiológica de las especies de triatominos (Reduviidae: Triatominae en Colombia

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    Jorge A. Molina

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    Full Text Available Se presenta la distribución geográfica y la importancia epidemiológica en la transmisión de la enfermedad de Chagas de las 23 especies de triatominos presentes en Colombia, tomando como base los registros bibliográficos existentes en el pais y las colecciones de referencia del Laboratorio de Entomologia del Instituto Nacional de Salud y del Centro de Investigaciones en Microbiologia y Parasitologia Tropical de la Universidad de los Andes; además, se realiza un análisis de las condiciones ecológicas en las cuales han sido registrados triatominos en los paises con fronteras con Colombia para poder establecer la presencia de posibles especies que aún no se han registrado en nuestro pais. De esta manera. existe la posibilidad de tener en Colombia especies con hábitos silvestres como: Alberprosenia malheiroi. Belminus laportei y Cavernicola lenti, preentes todas ellas en los departamentos amazónicos; Triatoma nigromaculata en la Cordillera Oriental y con hábitos intradomiciliarios; Panstrongylus chinai con posibilidad de encontrarse en hábitats selváticos o en las viviendas de los colonos de la Amazonia debido a su atracción por la luz y Alberprosenia goyovargasien hábitats silvestres de la frontera con Venezuela. Se resalta la importancia de la vigilancia entomológica a nivel nacional como estrategia para reforzar los estudios de triatominos silvestres en Colombia.

  16. Importancia de los estudios fisiológicos en los cultivos de flores de exportación

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    Orozco de Amézquita Martha

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    Full Text Available La Fisiologla Vegetal estudia el funcionamiento de las plantas y los procesos vitales que regulan su crecimiento, desarrollo y producción. En últimas, las respuestas de los vegetales dependen de lo que ocurre a nivel molecular, de organelos subcelulares, de células, de tejidos y órganos y de las
    interrelaciones entre ellos, todo ésto modulado por
    las condiciones ambientales. De la anterior definición, se deduce la importancia que tiene la investigación de los procesos fisiológicos en el desarrollo de la floricultura. En la actualidad, el manejo de plantas productoras de flores bajo
    invernadero en la Sabana de Bogotá está basado en el interés de los floricultores por mejorar y aumentar
    la calidad de la producción, lo cual ha originado un importante conocimiento emplrico, acompañado del empleo de técnicas recomendadas por expertos internacionales, que han suplido
    los requerimientos necesarios para la producción. Por lo anterior, Arbeláez (1985 opina que un aspecto de vital importancia en el desarrollo futuro de la industria de flores será el poder contar con investigación suficiente que genere la tecnologla adecuada a las necesidades y condiciones colombianas.

  17. La educación ambiental y su importancia en la relación sustentable: Hombre-Naturaleza- Territorio

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    Ronald Fernando Quintana Arias

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Promover la importancia de la educación ambiental en el fortalecimiento de la relación sustentable Hombre-Naturaleza-Territorio en 8 niños y niñas observadores de aves de la primaria María Berchmans. Metodología. Entre agosto y noviembre del 2015 desarrollé un estudio de caso basado en el aprendizaje vivencial, social y experiencial, que se dividió en dos fases en las que se encontraban 19 actividades clasificadas dentro de siete categorías. Resultados. El desarrollo tanto de habilidades cognitivas “duras” como de habilidades socioemocionales “blandas” exponiendo diferentes ambientes educacionales, incentiva un aprendizaje activo que fortalece la relación sustentable Hombre-Naturaleza-Territorio. Conclusión. La generación de una conciencia de conservación ambiental al contemplar la importancia de la educación escolar en la relación Hombre-Naturaleza-Territorio lleva a la apropiación de la biodiversidad (natural-cultural y a generar aprendizajes significativos.

  18. Causal Models and Exploratory Analysis in Heterogeneous Information Fusion for Detecting Potential Terrorists

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    acts as he is expected to act in that group. I’m not sure which” (resulting in a bimodal probability distribution). Another example would be “I’m not...in this regard, as one would expect , but a rather striking result is that the Bayesian method drops the estimate by a factor of 4 (0.28 to 0.07...7: Illustrative Results from Prototype Experiments (not chosen for drama ) 8.2 Conclusions By the end of our project, the methods were falling

  19. Significance of a Level-2, "selective, secondary evacuation" hospital during a peripheral town terrorist attack.

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    Schwartz, Dagan; Pinkert, Moshe; Leiba, Adi; Oren, Meir; Haspel, Jacob; Levi, Yehezkel; Goldberg, Avishay; Bar-Dayan, Yaron

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    Mass-casualty incidents (MCIs) can occur outside of major metropolitan areas. In such circumstances, the nearest hospital seldom is a Level-1 Trauma Center. Moreover, emergency medical services (EMS) capabilities in such areas tend to be limited, which may compromise prehospital care and evacuation speed. The objective of this study was to extract lessons learned from the medical response to a terrorist event that occurred in the marketplace of a small Israeli town on 26 October 2005. The lessons pertain to the management of primary and secondary evacuation and the operational practices by the only hospital in the town, which is designated as a Level-2 Trauma Center. Data were collected during the event by Home Front Command Medical Department personnel. After the event, formal and informal debriefings were conducted with EMS personnel, the hospitals involved, and the Ministry of Health. The medical response components, interactions (mainly primary triage and secondary distribution), and the principal outcomes were analyzed. The event is described according to Disastrous Incidents Systematic Analysis Through Components, Interactions, Results (DISAST-CIR) methodology. The suicide bomber and four victims died at the scene, and two severely injured patients later died in the hospital. A total of 58 wounded persons were evacuated, including eight severely injured, two moderately injured, and 48 mildly injured. Forty-nine of the wounded arrived to the nearby Hillel Yafe Hospital, including all eight of the severely injured victims, the two moderately injured, and 39 of the mildly injured. Most of the mildly injured victims were evacuated in private cars by bystanders. Five other area hospitals were alerted, three of which primarily received the mildly injured victims. Two distant, Level-1 Trauma Centers also were alerted; each received one severely injured patient from Hillel Yafe Hospital during the secondary distribution process. Emergency medical services personnel

  20. 48 CFR 252.209-7004 - Subcontracting with firms that are owned or controlled by the government of a terrorist country.

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    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Subcontracting with firms....209-7004 Subcontracting with firms that are owned or controlled by the government of a terrorist country. As prescribed in 209.409, use the following clause: Subcontracting with Firms that are Owned or...

  1. Terrorist Event Training in US Medical Schools. A Survey of Chemical, Biologic, Radiologic, Nuclear, and High-Yield Explosives Training in US Medical Schools.

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    Feeney, James M; Ziegler, Kristina; Armstrong, Jessica M; Shapiro, David

    2015-01-01

    September 11, 2001 saw the dawn of the US-led global war on terror, a combined diplomatic, military, social, and cultural war on terrorist activities. Chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosives (CBRNE), as a group of tactics, are often the preferred weapons of terrorists across the globe. We undertook a survey of US medical schools to determine what their self-reported level of training for terrorist events encompasses during the four years of undergraduate medical education. We surveyed 170 medical schools in the US and Puerto Rico using a five-question, internet-based survey, followed by telephone calls to curriculum offices for initial nonresponders. We used simple descriptive statistics to analyze the data. A majority of US medical schools that completed the survey (79 schools or 65.3%) have no required lecture or course on CBRNE or terrorist activities during the first or second year (preclinical years). Ninety-eight out of the 121 respondents (81.0%), however, believed that CBRNE training was either very important or somewhat important, as reflected in survey answers. Most physician educators believe that training in CBRNE is important; however this belief has not resulted in widespread acceptance of a CBRNE curriculum in US medical schools.

  2. Prevalence and Correlates of Sleep Problems in Adult Israeli Jews Exposed to Actual or Threatened Terrorist or Rocket Attacks

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    Palmieri, Patrick A.; Chipman, Katie J.; Canetti, Daphna; Johnson, Robert J.; Hobfoll, Stevan E.

    2010-01-01

    Study Objectives: To estimate the prevalence of, and to identify correlates of clinically significant sleep problems in adult Israeli citizens exposed to chronic terrorism and war trauma or threat thereof. Methods: A population-based, cross-sectional study of 1001 adult Israeli citizens interviewed by phone between July 15 and August 26, 2008. The phone survey was conducted in Hebrew and assessed demographics, trauma/stressor exposure, probable posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), probable depression, and sleep problems. Probable PTSD and depression were assessed with the PTSD Symptom Scale (PSS) and Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), respectively, following DSM-IV diagnostic criteria. Sleep problems in the past month were assessed with the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), on which a global composite score ≥ 6 indicates a clinical-level sleep problem. Results: Prevalence of probable PTSD and depression was 5.5% and 5.8%, respectively. Prevalence of clinically significant sleep problems was 37.4% overall, but was significantly higher for probable PTSD (81.8%) and probable depression (79.3%) subgroups. Independent correlates of poor sleep included being female, older, less educated, experiencing major life stressors, and experiencing psychosocial resource loss. Psychosocial resource loss due to terrorist attacks emerged as the strongest potentially modifiable risk factor for sleep problems. Conclusions: Sleep problems are common among Israeli adults living under chronic traumatic threat and trauma exposure. Given the continuing threat of war, interventions that bolster psychosocial resources may play an important role in preventing or alleviating sleep problems in this population. Citation: Palmieri PA; Chipman KJ; Canetti D; Johnson RJ; Hobfoll SE. Prevalence and correlates of sleep problems in adult Israeli Jews exposed to actual or threatened terrorist or rocket attacks. J Clin Sleep Med 2010;6(6):557-564. PMID:21206544

  3. APROXIMACIÓN AL CONCEPTO DE GOBERNANZA EN COLOMBIA Y ALGUNOS APUNTES SOBRE SU IMPORTANCIA EN EL DERECHO AMBIENTAL

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    Erika Castro Buitrago

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    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta un breve estudio sobre la recepción del concepto de Gobernanza en Colombia, su uso en la política ambiental y la investigación interna que existe en esta materia. En especial, el artículo llama la atención sobre la necesidad de estudiar la influencia del término en el ámbito del derecho administrativo ambiental, a partir de la importancia que otros ordenamientos jurídicos le han otorgado. En el caso europeo, la gobernanza se entiende como el modelo ideal de gobernación para gestionar los asuntos ambientales

  4. Importancia de la donación de células madre en pacientes con anemia de Fanconi

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    Sánchez Martín, Lucía

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    La importancia de la donación tanto de médula ósea como de sangre del cordón umbilical se debe a que contiene unas células denominadas células madre. Estas células pueden ser de dos tipos: embrionarias, que se obtienen de la sangre del cordón umbilical, y maduras, que se pueden obtener de la médula ósea y de sangre periférica. La capacidad que tienen estas células y las hace tan especiales es que pueden dividirse formando nuevas células madre, o formar otras células más especializa...

  5. LA IMPORTANCIA DEL HIGIENISMO Y LA POTABILIZACIÓN DEL AGUA EN LA CIUDAD DE VALENCIA (1860 -1910

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    José Antonio Palomero González

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    Full Text Available El siglo XIX se caracteriza por numerosos cambios tanto a nivel social como estructural de la pobla - ción: se produce un acelerado desarrollo urbano sin planificación y carente de servicios que da lugar a una mala calidad de vida y numerosas epidemias. Estos cambios tienen como resultado un nuevo movi - miento, el Higienismo, que pretende mejorar las condiciones de vida de la población. En España, todas las reformas higiénicas se desarrollaron mediante los planes de Ensanche. Uno de los puntos clave de este pensamiento es el abastecimiento de agua potable como medio para evitar enfermedades. La ciudad de Valencia es un claro ejemplo de la importancia de este movimiento y cómo el abastecimiento de agua es un elemento clave en la mejora de la calidad de vida de las personas.

  6. La Importancia del Intangible en la Empresa de Internet: Una Propuesta de Medición Contable

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    Federico Fuentes Martín

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    Full Text Available En el presente documento de trabajo se analiza la importancia de intangible en el valor de la empresa de Internet y por tanto en la obtención de financiación para la misma, la problemática de su contabilización, así como un estudio empírico en el que se propone la aplicación de una metodología basada en las técnicas operativas proporcionadas por la teoría de los subconjuntos difusos, a la identificación, y posterior tratamiento de los intangibles generadores de ventaja competitiva y su inclusión en un "balance invisible.

  7. Importancia cuantificada de los síntomas sutiles de amenaza de parto pretérmino

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    Ernesto Rosell Juarte

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio de casos y controles, para valorar la importancia cuantificada de los síntomas sutiles de amenaza de parto pretérmino desde octubre de 1993 hasta abril de 1997 en 9 municipios de la provincia Camagüey. Fueron estudiados 364 casos y 654 controles a partir de los registros oficiales de atención perinatal, complementados con una encuesta. Para el procesamiento de los datos se utilizaron métodos univariados, bivariados y el multivariado de regresión logística. La presencia de los síntomas sutiles fueron: incremento o cambios en las pérdidas vaginales, dolor o presión lumbar en las caderas, dolor abdominal bajo, las contracciones uterinas y los retortijones abdominales. Todos estuvieron asociados al nacimiento pretérmino en ese orden, y fueron las contracciones uterinas las que ocuparon el cuarto lugar en importanciaA case-control study was conducted to assess the quantitated importance of the subtle symptoms of threatened preterm delivery from October, 1993, to April, 1997, in 9 municipalities of the province of Camagüey. 364 cases and 654 controls were studied based on the official registries of perinatal care complemented with a survey. Univariate and bivariate methods and the multivariate of logistic regression were used to process the data. The presence of the subtle symptoms was characterized by: increase or changes in the vaginal losses, lumbar pain or pressure in the hips, low abdominal pain, uterine contractions and abdominal gripes. All of them were associated with preterm birth in that order. Uterine contractions were in the fourth place in importance

  8. IMPORTANCIA Y DESAFÍOS DE LA CONSERVACIÓN DE Vanilla spp. (ORQUIDACEAE EN COSTA RICA

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    Jos\\u00E9 Bernal Azofeifa-Bola\\u00F1os

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue describir la importancia y los principales retos del uso, manejo y conservación del género Vanilla en Costa Rica. Los temas tratados fueron: taxonomía en el país y a nivel mundial, datos sobre recolección y nuevas estimaciones de parientes silvestres, la importancia económica, ecológica y social, el acervo genético de las especies costarricenses, la situación del cultivo a nivel mundial (área cosechada, producción, rendimiento, principales países productores, causas que disminuyen el potencial productivo de las especies, los métodos de cultivo, la posibilidad de extinción de Vanilla planifolia y el potencial genético existente en el país respecto a la concentración de vainillina. Se expone una estrategia integral de conservación que pretende perpetuar los recursos fitogenéticos de vainilla en bancos de germoplasma a través de un sistema formal de producción de semillas, para su utilización ulterior con fines de mejoramiento, investigación y producción comercial. Además, mediante un uso sustentable se protegerán las especies y variedades costarricenses. Las personas, físicas o jurídicas, que utilicen dicho material deberán generar a los proveedores beneficios monetarios, o no monetarios, por el uso de los recursos a través de un sistema justo y equitativo. Las condiciones agroecológicas de Costa Rica así como el material genético de vainilla tanto silvestre como cultivado abren la posibilidad de desarrollar modelos productivos basados en la agricultura orgánica.

  9. Una investigación sobre la importancia de la educación afectivo-sexual en las escuelas

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    Full Text Available La Educación Sexual es un tema poco debatido en las escuelas, tanto en Brasil, como en España. Los documentos oficiales de educación de ambos países coinciden en que se debe trabajar en las escuelas la temática de la educación sexual, pero no es lo que se hace en realidad. Este trabajo es parte de una estancia con una beca de la Fundación Carolina, en la Escuela de Magisterio, de la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, en Guadalajara – España. Hicimos una investigación con los/las estudiantes sobre la importancia de la educación afectivo-sexual en las escuelas y la preparación de los/las docentes en la universidad, para trabajaren sobre sexualidad en las escuelas. Aplicamos 262 cuestionarios a alumnos/las sobre cuestiones inherentes a su preparación académica. De forma general, los análisis de los cuestionarios aplicados mostraron que la mayor parte de los/las alumnos/as que participaron en la investigación recibieron poca o ninguna educación sexual en casa o en la escuela. De la misma forma, no tuvieron informaciones sobre ese tema en la Escuela de Magisterio, aunque consideren importante la educación sexual escolar. Los datos demuestran, por lo tanto, que los/las estudiantes reconocen la importancia de introducir el tema de la educación sexual tanto en los currículos escolares cuanto en su formación como educadores.

  10. LA IMPORTANCIA DE LA PLANEACIÓN FINANCIERA EN LA ELABORACIÓN DE LOS PLANES DE NEGOCIO Y SU IMPACTO EN EL DESARROLLO EMPRESARIAL

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    Con el creciente estímulo a los programas de emprendimiento empresarial por las administraciones públicas, universidades, entidades de fomento y público en general, los planes de negocio han cobrado especial importancia en el ámbito de la gestión empresarial. En este sentido, este artículo tiene como objetivo identificar la importancia estratégica de la planeación fi nanciera para la creación de empresas sostenibles en el tiempo. Para lograr lo anterior, se realizó una revisión bibliográfica ...

  11. Conocimientos que tienen las personas docentes sobre neurociencia, e importancia que atribuyen a los aportes de ésta en los procesos de enseñanza aprendizaje.

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    Román Solano, Marianela

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    El presente trabajo nace del interés por reconocer y validar la importancia e impacto que puede tener la incorporación de la neurociencia en el sistema educativo costarricense, por lo que tiene como objetivo conocer y reflexionar sobre los conocimientos que tienen un grupo de docentes respecto a este tema; así como la importancia que atribuyen a los aportes de la neurociencia en los procesos de enseñanza aprendizaje. Además, tuvo como fin identificar sí en la formación profesional de quie...

  12. Importancia de la planificación en el entrenamiento deportivo : análisis del proceso de entrenamiento en minibasket

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    Cañadas, M.; Ibáñez, S. J.; García, J.; Parejo, I.; Feu, S.

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    La influencia que el entrenamiento deportivo tiene en el proceso formativo del joven jugador de baloncesto tiene una importancia vital. La consideración de principios pedagógicos a la hora del diseño de las sesiones de entrenamiento lleva a que éstas se desarrollen en un entorno que asegure la formación integral de los jugadores. Esto justifica la importancia de la planificación y control de los entrenamientos deportivos. La tecnología puede facilitar este proceso surgiendo ...

  13. Terrorist Threat Construction and the Transition to Permanent British Counterterrorism Law

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    Full Text Available 'After over two decades of renewing temporary counterterrorism laws in Britain from the early 1970s, making such measures permanent with the Terrorism Act 2000 was not necessarily a predictable or predetermined outcome. The Northern Ireland peace process was underway, the Labour party who had voted against temporary counterterrorism laws for over a decade was newly back in power, and historical context pointed to an inconclusiveness around how effective such laws actually were in reducing insecurity. In this article I argue a key element helping explain this transition from temporary to permanent counterterrorism law lies in how particular threat and referent identities were constructed in official British discourse. Drawing on empirical research from a relational-securitization analysis of official British discourses from the late 1960s to the present, this paper argues that processes of identity construction were essential to introducing and justifying the Terrorism Act 2000. The deployment of particular threat and referent labels established in discourse before events such as 9/11 or 7/7, such as “international” terrorism, helped enable the shift from counterterrorism law from temporary emergency response to permanent policy practice.'

  14. Importancia de los lipopéptidos de Bacillus subtilis en el control biológico de enfermedades en cultivos de gran valor económico

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    Franklin Eduardo Sánchez Pila

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    Full Text Available Se determinaron los avances en el control biológico de enfermedades en cultivos de importancia económica, en donde Bacillus subtilis tiene un rol preponderante, puesto que sus lipopéptidos demuestran su efectividad al momento de controlar un rango muy amplio de enfermedades que atacan a los cultivos de mayor importancia en nuestro país y en el mundo. En los tres cultivos analizados se dan detalles de la efectividad de Basillus subtilis para el control de las enfermedades más devastadoras. En Magnaporthe ryzae se determina que la severidad puede ser detenida con gran efectividad, por lo que será necesario ampliar la experimentación hacia la protección de la semilla del arroz. Para Rhizoctonia solani los resultados exhibidos son muy alentadores. Esta enfermedad es de mucha importancia no solo en el cultivo de papas, sino que en toda la variedad de solanáceas y leguminosas cultivadas principalmente en el callejón interandino. En tanto que para Mycosphaerella fijiensis se detallan excelentes resultados ante un patógeno extremadamente agresivo y que su control trae grandes impactos en la población y en el ambiente. Ante lo manifestado el Bacillus subtilis se perfila como uno de los principales agentes biocontroladores para lograr un correcto manejo fitosanitario de los cultivos de mayor importancia en nuestro medio.

  15. Supplemental Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on the Role of Behavioral Science in Physical Security (10th) - Outthinking the Terrorist: An International Challenge Held at Springfield, Virginia on 23-24 April 1985,

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    more of its citizens through terrorist attacks in Lebanon Europe , which experiences about 40 percent of all interna- alone than it did worldwide through...use of "diplomatic" of same, to create a climate of teror , to publicise a cause, and facilities, weapons supply, and so on. to coerce a wider target...region (e.g., the Irish Republican rorist alliance by extreme leftist groups in Western Army-the IRA-and the Basque and Corsican terrorists). Europe

  16. Restorative Justice in Terrorist Victimisations: Comparative Implications: Introduction (Justicia Restaurativa en el Caso de Victimizaciones Terroristas: Implicaciones Comparativas: Introducción

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    Full Text Available This issue is focused on the application of restorative justice to terrorist victimisations. Both concepts (restorative justice and terrorist victimisations are controversial ones in social science and society. We decided to approach them from a concrete programme on restorative encounters developed in the Basque Country in 2011 and 2012. This programme targeted ex-members of ETA, and direct and indirect victims. Este número se centra en la aplicación de la justicia restaurativa a las victimizaciones terroristas. Ambos conceptos (el de justicia restaurativa y el de victimizaciones terroristas resultan controvertidos en las ciencias sociales y en la sociedad. Decidimos acercarnos a ellos desde un programa concreto de encuentros restaurativos, desarrollado en el País Vasco en los años 2011 y 2012. Este programa estaba dirigido a ex miembros de ETA y a algunas víctimas directas e indirectas.

  17. [Defusing of victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris. Elements of assessment one-month post-event].

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    Prieto, N; Cheucle, E; Faure, P; Digard, F; Dalphin, C; Pachiaudi, V; Simond, M; Darbon, R; Collinet, C; Habibi, R; Gueugniaud, P-Y

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    The terrorist attacks (fusillades and suicide attacks) in Paris on 13 November 2015 have had a major psychic impact on all individuals directly or secondarily exposed to them. Medico-psychological unit (CUMP) of the Paris Île-de-France region's immediate care services were immediately mobilized and rapidly strengthened by all regional medico-psychological units (CUMP) throughout the country. Psychological assistance has been provided in several key points of Paris and specifically in the 11th district City Hall of Paris where Lyon's Medico-psychological unit was located. These specific immediate psychological assistances, referred to as a "defusing process" by the medico-psychological unit (CUMP), are mostly devoted to provide the victims with an entry point to a psychological healthcare relationship and give them a first sense of soothing and relief even though they do not prevent further psychological care follow up for the victims. Nonetheless, the potential therapeutic effect of this "defusing process" has not yet been sufficiently established nor demonstrated by any scientific study. A phoning survey was carried out one-month post-terrorist attacks and interviewed the 129 victims who benefited from the "defusing process" conducted by Lyon's medico-psychological unit (CUMP) in order to collect data and assess its effects. These people, whether directly exposed, bereaved relatives or witnesses, whose average age is 35, are mostly living in the Île-de-France region. Most of them present a high score on the IES-R scale, whether they were directly exposed, bereaved relatives or witnesses. Almost all of them (96.5%) experienced at least one medical care contact within this one-month post-trauma period with psychotropic medication for 37% of them. Regarding the defusing conducted by Lyon's medico-psychological unit (CUMP) in the 11th district City Hall of Paris, it appears that 93% of the victims who were looked after indicated that they were satisfied and 87.4% of

  18. 77 FR 4082 - Review and Amendment of the Designation of al-Qa'ida in Iraq, et al. as a Foreign Terrorist...

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    ... and Amendment of the Designation of al-Qa'ida in Iraq, et al. as a Foreign Terrorist Organization... the Designation of al-Qa'ida in Iraq, aka Jam'at al Tawhid wa'al-Jihad, aka The Monotheism and Jihad... basis to find that al-Qa'ida in Iraq, also known under the aliases listed above, uses or has used an...

  19. Lone-Wolf Terrorist Radicalization and the Prisoner’s Dilemma: Ensuring Mutual Cooperation Between at-Risk Muslim Americans and Local Communities

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    local, lone-wolf terrorism is limited when compared to the body of work on international, group-based terrorism.10 Considering the ramifications of 9...believed being placed on the no-fly list was his parents’ doing, because they were holding him back from terrorist radicalization.143 “I was betrayed by...know their bodies are torn everywhere. Like, like when I see the (UI).147 As Mohamud continued to coordinate an attack on the lighting ceremony

  20. Long-Term Memory for the Terrorist Attack of September 11: Flashbulb Memories, Event Memories, and the Factors that Influence Their Retention

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    Hirst, William; Phelps, Elizabeth A.; Buckner, Randy L.; Budson, Andrew E.; Cuc, Alexandru; Gabrieli, John D. E.; Johnson, Marcia K.; Lustig, Cindy; Lyle, Keith B.; Mather, Mara; Meksin, Robert; Mitchell, Karen J.; Ochsner, Kevin N.; Schacter, Daniel L.; Simons, Jon S.; Vaidya, Chandan J.

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    More than 3,000 individuals from 7 U.S. cities reported on their memories of learning of the terrorist attacks of September 11, as well as details about the attack, 1 week, 11 months, and/or 35 months after the assault. Some studies of flashbulb memories examining long-term retention show slowing in the rate of forgetting after a year, whereas…

  1. Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Strategies in a Globalised World : alternative perceptiveness of terrorist emergence theory and policing strategies confrontation with human rights

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    Kikkas, Margit

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    Globalisation and development in technology have advanced terrorism to reach a broader target audience. Especially focussing at the international co-operation strategies and combined social networks, terrorist activities have an direct- and indirect effect on private households, international commerce and local governments. Security institutions and state organisations use various combinations of counter- terrorism measures, that are mostly social-, political-, or financial in nature. Neverth...

  2. Autism: Why Act Early?

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    ... this? Submit What's this? Submit Button Past Emails Autism: Why Act Early? Language: English (US) Español (Spanish) ... helped the world make sense." Florida teenager with Autism Spectrum Disorder "Because my parents acted early, I ...

  3. Airway Clearance Techniques (ACTs)

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    Full Text Available ... that affects the pancreas and other organs, and how to treat and live with this chronic disease. Role ... of your CF care team can show you how to perform many different ACTs and recommend specific ACTs ...

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    Full Text Available ... Treatments and Therapies Airway Clearance Airway Clearance Techniques (ACTs) There are different ways to clear your airways. ... or caregiver. Older kids and adults can choose ACTs that they can do on their own. Share ...

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    Full Text Available ... CF Treatments and Therapies Airway Clearance Airway Clearance Techniques (ACTs) There are different ways to clear your ... for fitting ACTs into daily life Airway Clearance Techniques | Webcast To learn more about how you can ...

  6. Identificación de especies de anopheles de importancia médica en el departamento de Sucre, Colombia

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    Gladis Pérez Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available En Colombia los mosquitos Anopheles, subgénero Nyssorhynchus tiene una gran importancia en medicina tropical ya que este subgénero contiene la mayoría de las especies vectoras de la malaria encontradas en el país. El departamento de Sucre, localizado al norte de Colombia, presenta condiciones bioclimáticas que favorecen el desarrollo de insectos pertenecientes al subgénero Nyssorhynchus; sin embargo, el conocimiento sobre este es escaso. Con el objetivo de verificar la presencia de especies del subgénero en dos subregiones del departamento de Sucre (La Sabana y Golfo de Morrosquillo, se realizó un inventario de mosquitos Anopheles, utilizando para su captura cebo humano. Para la identificación de las especies se utilizaron claves taxonómicas. Se coleccionaron un total de 221 especimenes pertenecientes a cinco especies del subgénero Nyssorhynchus: A. albimanus, A. triannulatus, A. marajoara, A. pseudopunctipennis y A. nunestovari de las cuales dos son consideradas como vectores principales de la malaria (A. albimanus y A. nunestovari y una como vector secundario (A. pseudopunctipennis. (Duazary 2006; 2:104-109

  7. LA IMPORTANCIA DE LA INNOVACIÓN EN EL PRODUCTO PARA GENERAR POSICIONAMIENTO EN LOS JÓVENES

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    Full Text Available Este artículo de investigación financiado por la Universidad de los Llanos presenta, de forma jerarquizada los factores de innovación que los consumidores aceptan como válidos para mejorar los procesos de posicionamiento y compra de productos que se ofrecen en el mercado. En este caso, los consumidores son jóvenes, hombres y mujeres, con edades que oscilan entre 16 y 24 años, residentes en Villavicencio (Colombia quienes participaron del estudio cuantitativo. Así se planteó como hipótesis que existe una relación positiva entre las características demográficas del consumidor (edad y nivel socioeconómico y la innovación del producto; los resultados evidencian que este grupo etario, mayoritariamente, se muestra sensible al análisis económico, puesto que gran parte de ellos dependen financieramente de un adulto y eso limita sus posibilidades de compra y consumo. En orden de importancia jerárquica, para los encuestados, la mayor calificación la obtuvieron los factores de: valor de uso y calidad percibida del producto y la menor calificación corresponde al precio de estos, finalmente no se evidencia la existencia de correlación alguna asociada a los elementos demográficos de los jóvenes de la ciudad y los factores de innovación.

  8. La comprensión auditiva: Definición, importancia, características, procesos, materiales y actividades

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    Coto Keith, Rossina

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    Full Text Available Este artículo es el segundo de una serie de escritos que son producto de un proyecto de investigación sobre la enseñanza y el aprendizaje de la destreza auditiva en la clase de inglés de los colegios públicos de Costa Rica. El mismo se concentra en la destreza en sí: definición, importancia, características, procesos, materiales y actividades que se emplean para la enseñanza de la destreza auditiva en el aula. This article is the second in a series of articles that are the result of a research project about the teaching and learning of the listening skill in English classes in public high schools in Costa Rica. It is focused on the skill itself: its definition, its importance, its characteristics, its processes, its materials and its activities used in the teaching of the listening skill in the classroom.

  9. PARÁSITOS DE IMPORTANCIA EN SALUD PÚBLICA TRANSPORTADOS POR Musca Doméstica. LIMA-PERÚ.

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    Christian Castillo Elera

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar el porcentaje de parásitos de importancia en salud pública que son transportados por Musca domestica. Diseño: Estudio transversal, descriptivo no experimental. Lugar: Instituto de Medicina Tropical “Daniel A. Carrión”, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Participantes: 1867 ejemplares de Musca domestica. Intervenciones: Técnicas de lavado y machacado de moscas; los sedimentos se analizaron con las coloraciones de Lugol y Kinyoun empleando microscopio óptico. Principales medidas de resultado: Análisis en frecuencias absolutas y relativas de parasitos encontrados en las técnicas de machacado y lavado. Resultados: Se hallaron los siguientes parásitos: Endolimax nana (41.13%, Blastocystis hominis (34.68%, Entamoeba hartmanni (10.86%, Entamoeba coli (4.34%, Cyclospora cayetanensis (4.34%, Giardia lamblia (2.17% y Toxocara canis (2,17%. Conclusiones: Los parásitos encontrados en Musca domestica del mercado Caquetá fueron los siguientes: Endolimax nana, Blastocystis hominis, Entamoeba hartmanni, Entamoeba coli, Cyclospora cayetanensis, Giardia lamblia y Toxocara canis, siendo el de mayor frecuencia E. nana en el total de la muestra y a su vez, en el subgrupo de lavado. Se describe el hallazgo de Toxocara canis no reportado en estudios similares.

  10. Importancia del aprendizaje organizacional como mecanismo que favorece la consecución de los objetivos organizacionales

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    Vera Ramírez, Mónica

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    Full Text Available En el presuroso mundo globalizado de hoy, las empresas deben dar cumplimiento a exigentes normas de competitividad. Asimismo, la productividad se encuentra asociada a la adaptación e innovación que posibilite la sostenibilidad y el crecimiento dentro de un sector específico . Por eso el desarrollo organizacional ocupa un lugar clave dentro del ejercicio empresarial, pues los conocimientos y habilidades con los que cuente la empresa para enfrentar los retos del entorno constituyen la única estrategia de éxito. Este artículo tiene por objetivo destacar la importancia del aprendizaje organizacional como mecanismo que favorece la consecución de los objetivos organizacionales, desde una revisión teórica; cuando se ha entendido y cultivado este concepto puede surgir el pensamiento sistémico, quinta disciplina de Peter Senge. El fortalecimiento del talento humano en la organización es fundamental porque impacta en los resultados finales.

  11. Forecasting the “Arab Spring” of 2011: Terrorist Incident Data from 2000-2010 Offered No Early Warning

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    Richard J. Chasdi

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    Full Text Available One of the single most predominant questions associated with the so-called “Arab Spring” is whether or not any social research indicators associated with terrorism data are available with predictive value for such profound structural political changes. The underlying aim of this “Research Note” is to take a first pass at the terrorism data and to compare certain terrorism data trends for four countries that experienced successful regime change in 2011, namely Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen, to terrorism trends in nine countries where political strains and tensions did not result in full blown regime change. In this essay, those countries include Bahrain, Syria, Jordan, Morocco, Algeria, Kuwait, UAE, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia. From the start, it should be clear that even though there was non-violent protest in many of these countries, this analysis places singular attention on what both Gurr and Ross and Miller call “oppositional” or “insurgent” terrorism where terrorist assaults are directed at state governments.

  12. Exploring the Iran-Hezbollah Relationship: A Case Study of how State Sponsorship affects Terrorist Group Decision-Making

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    Full Text Available Understanding the impact of state sponsorship on the decision-making of violent non-state actors is among the more important issues to scholars of security studies. This article addresses the issue by examining the relationship between Iran and Lebanon’s Hezbollah. To preview its conclusions, there are two main perspectives to consider with regard to the terrorist group – state sponsor relationship. First, state support has a powerful, yet indirect effect on violent non-state actor decision-making by shaping the options available to groups’ leaders.  Second, state sponsors can also directly leverage their aid to shape the strategic decisions of armed non-state actors, forcing their clients to either expand or restrict their activities. Because of inevitable lacunae and contradictions amongst published accounts, this study relies heavily upon primary sources and data collected during field research in Lebanon, including interviews with leaders from Hezbollah, the Lebanese Army, the United Nations' Peacekeeping Mission in Southern Lebanon (UNIFIL and the rival Shia organization, Amal.

  13. Predictors of the impact of the September 11th terrorist attacks on victims of intimate partner violence.

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    Franz, Victoria A; Arnkoff, Diane B; Glass, Carol R; Mete, Mihriye; Dutton, Mary Ann

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    This study examined the role of several hypothesized predictors of the impact of a potentially traumatic event, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 (9/11), on a sample of women experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) and related posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS). We found that IPV-related PTSS mediated the relationship between IPV and 9/11-related PTSS, confirming the hypothesis that severity of symptoms related to prior trauma plays a role in the development and severity of PTSS related to subsequent potentially traumatic events. Media exposure and threat appraisal were significantly positively associated with 9/11-related PTSS, whereas social support was significantly negatively associated with 9/11-related PTSS, with none of these variables serving as moderators of the relationship between IPV-related and 9/11-related PTSS. Our results suggest that trauma-related psychiatric history is an important factor in the development of PTSS subsequent to an additional potentially traumatic event, even after adjusting for relevant variables occurring at the time of that event. Copyright © 2011 International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

  14. Rethinking the REAL ID Act and National Identification Cards as a Counterterrorism Tool

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    are as important as weapons to terrorists. Vulnerabilities in existing identification systems provide the opportunity for illegal immigrants and...iris scan, hand geometry or detailed facial feature information in driver’s license and identification card systems , and this thesis argues that...important as weapons to terrorists. Vulnerabilities in existing identification systems provide the opportunity for illegal immigrants and terrorists to

  15. Importancia de la semiología del dolor en el diagnóstico de un proceso inflamatorio pulpar

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    Andrés 0 Pérez Ruiz

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available El dolor es un síntoma de extraordinaria importancia en la práctica estomatológica y particularmente en lo concerniente a las alteraciones de la pulpa dentaria. Con el objetivo de profundizar en el conocimiento de las fases por las que atraviesa un proceso inflamatorio pulpar, que permiten predecir sus manifestaciones dolorosas, se realizó una revisión bibliográfica sobre el tema con un enfoque multidisciplinario y básico-clínico. Se utilizó el método documental para el análisis y tratamiento de la información ofrecida por las fuentes teóricas. El sitio en Internet Google fue empleado como fundamental motor de búsqueda y Lilacs, Hinari, Medline y PubMed fueron las bases de datos más revisadas. La clasificación del estado de inflamación pulpar, que atiende a eventos histopatológicos que no se pueden visualizar, resulta más difícil. Se podría lograr mayor precisión en un diagnóstico basado en el curso que sigue el dolor, de acuerdo a la magnitud del compromiso inflamatorio y apoyado en la rica semiología que se puede obtener si se sigue la trayectoria de las variables del estímulo nociceptivo. El incremento y profundización de los conocimientos en este campo contribuiyó significativamente a un mejor diagnóstico y tratamiento de los procesos inflamatorios pulpares.

  16. Importancia, contribución y estabilidad de antioxidantes en frutos y productos de tomate (Solanum lycopersicum L.

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    M. L. Luna-Guevara

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    Full Text Available Los antioxidantes (AA son compuestos capaces de inhibir o retardar la oxidación, mediante la “captación” de radicales libres; también estabilizan hidroperóxidos o inactivan el oxígeno singulete. Los frutos de tomate han sido considerados una fuente importante de AA “nutricionales” (vitaminas A, C y E y AA “fitoquímicos no nutritivos” (licopeno, flavonoides, flavonas y compuestos fenólicos totales, cuyo consumo está relacionado con su potencial antimutagénico y propiedades anticancerígenas. Las condiciones ambientales durante el cultivo como: intensidad de luz, pH del suelo, frecuencia de riego, tipo de fertilización, pueden afectar la composición química del fruto. Asimismo, durante la maduración del tomate, se inducen varios cambios metabólicos relacionados con la biosíntesis de compuestos, incluyendo el licopeno y otros carotenoides. También se ha demostrado que ciertas operaciones de manejo post cosecha y procesamiento del tomate (cortado, empacado y almacenado pueden alterar la concentración de micronutrientes (vitaminas y minerales y de compuestos AA. De acuerdo con los antecedentes mencionados, en la presente revisión se abordará la importancia de conocer los factores pre y post cosecha que afectan el contenido de AA en el tomate; asimismo, se destacará la estabilidad de los compuestos fitoquímicos contenidos en frutos sometidos a diferentes condiciones de procesamiento. Esta información resulta útil para la industria de los alimentos, además de fomentar el consumo de compuestos funcionales.

  17. FUNCIONES E IMPORTANCIA ECONÓMICA DEL RECURSO CHAPULIXTLE (DODONAEA VISCOSA EN UN EJIDO DEL SUBTRÓPICO MEXICANO

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    José Isabel Juan Pérez

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    Full Text Available El chapulixtle (Dodonaea viscosa es una planta cosmopolita. Para demostrar la importancia económica de esta planta, se realizó una investigación de campo en un Ejido del Subtrópico Mexicano, durante el período 2010 - 2012. Fue explorado el hábitat de la planta y su utilización por parte de las familias campesinas. La investigación se sustentó en la Geografía Ambiental (Bocco, 2007 y la Ecología Cultural (Steward, 1955, complementándose con la aplicación de un cuestionario al 100% de las familias campesinas, observación directa, observación participante, estadística descriptiva y uso del equipo DGPS. Los resultados demuestran que el uso del chapulixtle en el Ejido se relaciona con las condiciones socioculturales y económicas de los habitantes y por las diferentes estrategias utilizadas para su manejo. Los usos principales son: ecológico, ambiental, agrícola, pecuario, artesanal, medicinal, para combustible, ornamental, construcción de viviendas, agroforestal y recarga de acuíferos. En las zonas rurales, esta planta ha contribuido significativamente en la economía de las familias campesinas, además, las condiciones socioculturales de las familias campesinas del Subtrópico Mexicano han influido en la diversidad de usos. En el Ejido se encontraron 22 usos diferentes, y lo más probable es que en otras comunidades del territorio mexicano existan otros más.

  18. Sarcophagidae (Diptera de importancia forense en la puna de Catamarca, Argentina: la ovoviviparidad como ventaja en condiciones de extrema aridez

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    Full Text Available A pesar de ser fauna necrófaga y de estar presentes en cadáveres humanos, los Sarcophagidae no suelen utilizarse en estudios forenses debido a la dificultad en su identificación y la poca información sobre su biología. En este trabajo, se identificaron las especies de Sarcophagidae asociadas a cadáveres y se estudió su relación con los estados de descomposición. Se analizaron las preferencias por los sustratos cadavéricos (cerdo y llama y las condiciones microambientales (sol y sombra en un ambiente de altura (3.600 msnm, durante la primavera. Se utilizaron dos cadáveres de cerdo dispuestos al sol y a la sombra y un cadáver de llama dispuesto al sol. Se colectaron 597 individuos pertenecientes a cinco especies de Sarcophagidae: M. antofagastensis Mulieri, Mariluis & Aballay (n=347, M. quimaliensis (Lopes (n=117, M. rusca (Hall (n=32, M. penai (Lopes (n=5 y M. aulacophyto Pape (n=96. Tanto M. antofagastensis, como M. quimaliensis fueron las únicas especies con colonización efectiva y representaron el 78% del total de adultos colectados. Microcerella antofagastensis fue la colonizadora primaria. Ambas especies respondieron de forma similar ante las condiciones microambientales y prefirieron el cadáver de cerdo. Se discute la importancia de M. antofagastensis y M. quimaliensis, como especies indicadoras y las posibles ventajas de la ovoviviparidad frente a otras especies ovíparas, en condiciones de extrema aridez.

  19. La importancia de la visualización en el aprendizaje de conceptos matemáticos

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    Stella Nora Gatica

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available En los últimos tiempos, el estudio de la visualización en el pensamiento matemático es objeto de numerosas investigaciones, en parte, posiblemente, debido al surgimiento de la computadora como un recurso didáctico para la comprensión de conceptos matemáticos. Este trabajo tiene como objetivo reflexionar sobre la importancia de poder relacionar e interpretar imágenes visuales (utilizando manipulables virtuales con la información que está dada en forma simbólica. Presentamos una propuesta didáctica para la comprensión del concepto de exactitud del método de Simpson utilizándose la interfase gráfica de MATLAB, GUI (graphical user interface, la cual fue puesta en práctica con alumnos de la asignatura Cálculo Numérico de la carrera Ingeniería Electrónica. El uso reflexivo y creativo de las nuevas tecnologías permiten dar un significado concreto a las nociones matemáticas. Por esta razón es necesario el diseño de nuevos materiales utilizando esta nueva metodología, donde muestren su uso efectivo en el aula. Del análisis realizado en la evaluación escrita y en el examen parcial de la asignatura, observamos que esta nueva metodología permite afianzar la comprensión y fijar el concepto con mayor facilidad a los que se someten a la enseñanza predominantemente algorítmica.

  20. IMPORTANCIA DE LA INVESTIGACIÓN EN LA FORMACIÓN DE ESTUDIANTES EN LA MODALIDAD A DISTANCIA

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    José Eriberto Cifuentes Medina

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo diserta acerca del papel y la importancia de las asignaturas de “Introducción a la investigación” y “Metodología de la investigación” en la formación de tecnólogos, que se ofrece en la modalidad de estudios a distancia. En conclusión, se hace necesaria una reflexión acerca de las generalidades de investigación, normatividad para la presentación de trabajos e informes, y la elaboración, sustentación de proyectos y artículos de investigación como principios fundantes de la proyección en esencia y existencia de la investigación. Las asignaturas mencionadas hacen parte del proceso académico-investigativo y parten de lo que se ha observado en la realidad estudiantil, en los procesos académicos y en la experiencia docente; todo ello con el fin de concretar posibilidades de cambio, acción y trasformación de su labor como regentes en farmacia y administradores del sistema de la salud, teniendo en cuenta las condiciones de la “Educación a distancia” en la que los estudiantes se forman de la mano del aprendizaje autónomo, pero también a la necesidad de acudir a la investigación desde la realidad y contexto que los rodea con bases teóricas consistentes y en aras de ejercer su profesión de una manera eficiente.

  1. La expresión corporal en educación primaria y su importancia en educación física

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    González Berrón, Iván

    2015-01-01

    Con el presente trabajo se pretende demostrar el día a día de la expresión corporal en primaria y su importancia dentro del área de Educación Física. Se realiza un estudio de la expresión corporal a partir de las últimas leyes educativas que han estado vigentes y se han aplicado en el sistema educativo español, realizando así diversas comparaciones entre las mismas y viendo la importancia que ha ido teniendo a lo largo de años. La expresión corporal y la Educación Física siempre han estado...

  2. Importancia de los territorios rurales en el proceso de reestructuración territorial: el caso de la región metropolitana de la ciudad de Puebla

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    Héctor Bernal-Mendoza

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Se exponen las principales contradicciones entre el proceso de ordenamiento territorial y el concepto de desarrollo para la región metropolitana de la ciudad de Puebla. Asimismo se enfatiza la importancia de los territorios rurales, sus actores y su cultura en este proceso. En este marco, y con base en el enfoque territorial del desarrollo, en el carácter multifuncional de la tierra y el agua y la teoría del capital social, se evidencia la importancia de la reorganización y caracterización del espacio y sus actores para un modelo más sustentable de planeación y desarrollo con enfoque territorial.

  3. EL ESTUDIO DE CASOS COMO METODOLOGÍA DE INVESTIGACIÓN Y SU IMPORTANCIA EN LA DIRECCIÓN Y ADMINISTRACIÓN DE EMPRESAS

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    EDGAR CASTRO MONGE

    2010-01-01

    Son diversos los estudios realizados por diferentes autores que han señalado la gran importancia que tiene la investigación basada en estudios de casos  en la Administración y Dirección de Empresas, ya que esta herramienta es una de las más utilizadas en la metodología de investigación cualitativa. El ensayo trata de dar las bases para justificar la importancia y el uso de esta metodología  de investigación, y pretende a la vez realizar una comparación entre el estudio de casos (investigación...

  4. Communication problems between local authorities and population in the zone of anti-terrorist operation

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    I. M. Dolya

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available In the context of restoration of government framework and local authorities in the regions prone to external aggression, special attention should be paid to the study of the problem of organisation of communication between public authorities and local population. It is the dialogue and the effective exchange of information between the population and the local authorities that constitute one of the major pillars of reintegration of Donbass territories, covered by the antiterrorist operation, into Ukraine; the regional specifics of the given territories is the anarchy resulting from withdrawal of the local government bodies that were legally elected yet in 2010. In fact, escape of heads and deputies of local councils in the most challenging period in life of the region catalysed the local people, reinforcing the sense of insecurity and understanding the betrayal of representatives of local government bodies. Thus, the issues of enhancement of communication channels effectiveness, which were still burning before the beginning of the external aggression and the partial occupation of Donbass, have been compounded today by the problem of establishment of communication channels between the population and the new Ukrainian local authorities nearly from scratch. This needs to take into account that the armed conflict conditions remain and, obviously, leave their imprint on social interaction within local communities. At the same time, it is the development of communication in the ATO zone, especially in the areas that underwent occupation or were released, which may form the basis for the harmonious entry of the citizens into the Ukrainian socium. Establishment of civil­military administrations (CMAs with the purpose to temporarily substitute the non­functioning local authorities in Donbass is the unique experience for Ukraine. Despite legal recognition of rights and duties of local government bodies, it should be understood that CMAs act in terms of

  5. La importancia e influencia de las artes plásticas como elemento propagandístico durante el Tercer Reich

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    Ramos Quevedo, Agustín O.

    2016-01-01

    [ES]Se aborda el papel y la importancia que desempeñaron las artes plásticas como elemento propagandístico durante el Tercer Reich, centrándonos en la escultura, la pintura y los carteles. Asimismo, se analiza la trayectoria de los diferentes autores artísticos y su participación durante el perío que comprende el Tercer Reich.

  6. 25 CFR 700.33 - Act (The Act).

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    ... 25 Indians 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Act (The Act). 700.33 Section 700.33 Indians THE OFFICE OF NAVAJO AND HOPI INDIAN RELOCATION COMMISSION OPERATIONS AND RELOCATION PROCEDURES General Policies and Instructions Definitions § 700.33 Act (The Act). (a) The Act. The Act is Pub. L. 93-531, (88 Stat...

  7. Diseño y prueba de un cuestionario sobre la importancia percibida de las condiciones de trabajo en México

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    Porfirio Tamayo-Contreras

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available La percepción de la importancia que el empleado otorga a los distintos aspectos de su trabajo es una base de la representación social que tiene de la empresa en la que labora y de las actitudes hacia su trabajo, como la intención de abandono, que también se relacionan con aspectos no controlables por la empresa. El propósito de este estudio fue diseñar y probar un cuestionario para medir la importancia que los trabajadores conceden a los aspectos laborales e identificar su relación con la intención de abandonar la organización. El cuestionario se aplicó a 447 trabajadores (282 hombres y 165 mujeres de empresas exportadoras de calzado de la ciudad de León, Guanajuato, México. Mediante un análisis factorial se identificaron cinco factores; la consistencia interna fue adecuada en todos los casos y la discriminación de todos los ítems resultó en la dirección esperada. La percepción sobre los factores del trabajo varió en importancia y no se relacionó con la intención de abandono, aunque un aspecto no controlable por la empresa (mejor salario reveló indicios de una relación sobre la intención de abandono.

  8. The Child Justice Act

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    Stephan

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    Jun 16, 1995 ... I want to express my gratitude to them all. 1 In the past a few different categories of young offenders were specifically addressed in our law. For example, s 290 of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 (before its repeal by the Child. Justice Act 75 of 2008) had specific provisions for "young offenders" under ...

  9. ACT and College Success

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    Bleyaert, Barbara

    2010-01-01

    What is the relationship between ACT scores and success in college? For decades, admissions policies in colleges and universities across the country have required applicants to submit scores from a college entrance exam, most typically the ACT (American College Testing) or SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test). This requirement suggests that high school…

  10. Marine Mammal Protection Act

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA or Act) prohibits, with certain exceptions, the "take" of marine mammals in U.S. waters and by U.S. citizens on the high seas,...

  11. Transitions as Speech Acts.

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    Fesmire, Alice Ann

    1993-01-01

    Reviews speech act theory to explain the function of writing transitions in terms of the illocutionary and perlocutionary effect of explicit performatives. Identifies explicit performatives in samples of professional writing in technical and academic areas. Suggest ways to revise textbooks to include the findings from speech act theory. (SR)

  12. Anatomía de la arteria temporal superficial: importancia quirúrgica: estudio piloto en cadáveres

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    J.J. Pradel-Mora

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available El conocimiento preciso de los patrones vasculares permite mejorar los resultados de la reconstrucción regional del pabellón auricular y el diseño de colgajos regionales dependientes de la arteria temporal superficial para la reconstrucción facial. En México, no contamos en la actualidad con descripciones anatómicas de las variantes vasculares normales de la arteria temporal superficial. El objetivo de este trabajo es la descripción de las variantes anatómicas de la arteria temporal superficial a través de la disección de este vaso en 12 regiones tempo-parieto-occipitales en cadáveres. Nuestros resultados muestran que la arteria temporal superficial siempre se divide en dos ramas, una anterior y otra posterior, la distribución de ésta se sitúa en el cuarto más posterior de la región temporal, con una bifurcación alta. La distribución de la anatomía vascular, tomando en cuenta el calibre mayor de la arteria temporal superficial con respecto a la arteria auricular posterior, la ausencia de esta última en 4 de las regiones estudiadas, así como la distancia de dichos vasos con respecto al conducto auditivo externo, sugieren que en nuestra población la irrigación del pabellón auricular depende de la arteria temporal superficial, restándole importancia a la aportación del riego sanguíneo de esta región por parte de la arteria auricular posterior. Nuestro estudio arroja resultados que indican la existencia de variaciones importantes en la anatomía vascular regional que justifican la realización de estudios posteriores que permitan una descripción mas detallada de la misma para aumentar el éxito de las intervenciones quirúrgicas.

  13. Haplotipos de la hemoglobina S: importancia epidemiológica, antropológica y clínica

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    Walter E. Rodríguez Romero

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available La relación entre la drepanocitosis y los diferentes haplotipos del gen que codifica la subunidad betas de la globina ha permitido llegar a entender mejor las manifestaciones clínicas de aquella enfermedad. El uso de mejores técnicas de laboratorio permite descartar la presencia de otros factores hereditarios capaces de ocultar el verdadero genotipo hemoglobínico. La heterogeneidad clínica de la drepanocitosis, afección caracterizada por la presencia de una hemoglobina anormal denominada HbS, depende de las concentraciones de hemoglobina fetal (HbF, la razón de cadenas Ggamma a cadenas Agamma en la molécula de globina, las concentraciones de 2,3-difosfoglicerato, la presencia de mutaciones ligadas, los haplotipos del gen betas, la presencia simultánea de alfa-talasemia, y factores ambientales. En particular, los polimorfismos Senegal y árabe-saudí o indio del conglomerado de genes que codifican la subunidad betas se asocian con una evolución clínica menos grave, mientras que los haplotipos de la República Centroafricana (CAR o Bantú, Camerún y Benín se asocian con drepanocitosis grave. De todos, el haplotipo CAR es el de peor pronóstico (concentraciones de HbF de menos de 12% y razón de Ggamma:Agamma propia de la edad adulta. Estos polimorfismos del ácido desoxirribonucleico, una vez caracterizados, adquieren enorme importancia como marcadores antropológicos y genéticos. En las Américas, los haplotipos betas permiten entender mejor las raíces ancestrales africanas de las poblaciones de raza negra. Se ha comprobado la presencia de variedad genética no solo entre las diferentes poblaciones negras de las Américas, sino también dentro de un mismo país, como se observa en Costa Rica.

  14. La fusión bancaria en Venezuela. Importancia de las TIC en la banca universal y microfinanciera nacional

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    Flor Villalobos de Bastidas

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Con la entrada en vigencia de la Ley de Instituciones del Sector Bancario en el año 2010, se prevé que se produzcan transformaciones y fusiones de bancos bajo los modelos de banca universal, por la cual se realizan todas las operaciones de intermediación financiera y sus servicios conexos y de banca microfinanciera cuyo objeto principal es fomentar, financiar y promover las actividades de producción de bienes y servicios de las pequeñas empresas industriales y comerciales, de los microempresarios y microempresas y de la economía popular alternativa. En tal sentido, el objetivo del presente artículo es el anlisis de la fusión en las entidades bancarias venezolanas y la importancia de las tecnologías de la información y comunicación (TIC como recurso que dinamiza el proceso de fusión así como su relevante aplicación en la banca universal y microfinanciera. En cuanto a la metodología se revisaron fuentes documentales y electrónicas, realizndose una investigación descriptiva y cualitativa de la actualidad bancaria venezolana. Los resultados permiten afirmar que la fusión bancaria en Venezuela es un proceso regulado por el Estado, en el cual intervienen los recursos tecnológicos tanto como factor que dinamiza el proceso de fusión como de herramientas estratégicas para la fluidez de las operaciones de intermediación financiera. Como conclusiones se señala que en los nuevos escenarios de la banca venezolana se despliegan las innovaciones tecnológicas como instrumentos que generan nuevas opciones de negocios y que su aplicación constituye desafío del sector bancario venezolano para ofrecer a los usuarios un amplio catlogo de productos y servicios financieros, realizadas hoy día con flexibilidad, agilidad y la comodidad que demanda la sociedad actual.

  15. Acts of kindness and acts of novelty affect life satisfaction.

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    Buchanan, Kathryn E; Bardi, Anat

    2010-01-01

    The present experiment was designed to establish the effects of acts of kindness and acts of novelty on life satisfaction. Participants aged 18-60 took part on a voluntary basis. They were randomly assigned to perform either acts of kindness, acts of novelty, or no acts on a daily basis for 10 days. Their life satisfaction was measured before and after the 10-day experiment. As expected, performing acts of kindness or acts of novelty resulted in an increase in life satisfaction.

  16. Evaluation of risk from acts of terrorism :the adversary/defender model using belief and fuzzy sets.

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    Darby, John L.

    2006-09-01

    Risk from an act of terrorism is a combination of the likelihood of an attack, the likelihood of success of the attack, and the consequences of the attack. The considerable epistemic uncertainty in each of these three factors can be addressed using the belief/plausibility measure of uncertainty from the Dempster/Shafer theory of evidence. The adversary determines the likelihood of the attack. The success of the attack and the consequences of the attack are determined by the security system and mitigation measures put in place by the defender. This report documents a process for evaluating risk of terrorist acts using an adversary/defender model with belief/plausibility as the measure of uncertainty. Also, the adversary model is a linguistic model that applies belief/plausibility to fuzzy sets used in an approximate reasoning rule base.

  17. Draconian dress act repealed.

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    Mhone, C

    1994-01-01

    The Dress Act was put into place in Malawi by the government of President Kamuzu Banda after the long period of direct colonialism. The act made it illegal for women in Malawi to be seen publicly wearing dresses which did not completely cover their knees or wearing pants; men had to wear their hair short. Police officers even scrutinized women's attire at private house parties and in homes. The autocratic political structure established by Banda, however, was voted out in a referendum June 14, 1993. Pressure by opposition forces such as the United Democratic Front forced a repeal of the act on November 16 of the same year. The repeal was vigorously attacked by female Parliament members as a move which would result in moral degradation and an increase in the level of sexual harassment against women. Other citizens and tourists have generally detested the act. The act has most certainly kept many potential visitors from vacationing in Malawi. Some expert observers think that repeals of the Dress Act, the Forfeiture Act, and legislation which allowed the government to detain opposition figures without trial were done to garner support from the Paris Club for the resumption of balance of payments support suspended due to the country's poor human rights record.

  18. Assessment and reduction of proliferation risk of reactor-grade plutonium regarding construction of ‘fizzle bombs’ by terrorists

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    Serfontein, Dawid E., E-mail: Dawid.Serfontein@nwu.ac.za [School for Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, North West University (PUK-Campus), PRIVATE BAG X6001 (Internal Post Box 360), Potchefstroom 2520 (South Africa); Mulder, Eben J. [School for Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, North West University (South Africa); Reitsma, Frederik [Calvera Consultants (South Africa)

    2014-05-01

    The approximately 23.7 wt% {sup 240}Pu in reactor-grade plutonium denatures the {sup 239}Pu to the extent that it cannot fuel high yield nuclear weapons. {sup 240}Pu has a high spontaneous fission rate, which increases the spontaneous neutron flux within the fuel. When such a nuclear weapon is triggered, these neutrons cause the nuclear fission chain reaction to pre-detonate which blows the imploding fuel shell apart before the designed level of compression and reactivity could be attained, thereby greatly reducing the average energy yield of such “fizzle” bombs. Therefore reactor-grade plutonium is normally viewed as highly proliferation resistant. In this article the literature on the proliferation resistance of reactor-grade plutonium and on the mechanism and effect of fizzle bombs is reviewed in order to test this view. It is shown that even very low yield fizzle bombs, exploded in urban areas, would still cause serious blast damage as well as radioactive contamination. Combined with the high levels of induced terror, fizzle bombs might thus be attractive psychological weapons for terrorists. Therefore reactor-grade plutonium may not be sufficiently proliferation resistant against nuclear terrorism. However, denaturisation with more than 9% {sup 238}Pu produces high levels of decay heat which will melt or explode the high explosives around uncooled implosion type weapons, rendering them useless. Unfortunately, reactor-grade Pu contains only 2.7% {sup 238}Pu and is thus not sufficiently proliferation resistant in this respect. It is also shown that the associated neptunium poses a substantial proliferation risk. In the present study strong improvement of the proliferation resistance was demonstrated by simulation of incineration of reactor-grade plutonium in the 400 MW{sub th} Pebble Bed Modular Reactor Demonstration Power Plant. Results for modified fuel cycles, aimed at transmutating {sup 237}Np to {sup 238}Pu are also reported. However, these

  19. Sarbanes Oxley Act

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    2011-01-01

    The diploma thesis is focused on corporate fraud problematic, on The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and on problematics of internal control systems and corporate governance, which relate closely with the Sarbanes-Oxley act. The goal of my diploma thesis is to highlight the significance of corporate fraud problematic and create an integrated summary of requirements placed on companies, which either have to or want to comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley act. The opening part of the diploma thesis is foc...

  20. The Experiment as Act

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    Søndergaard, Morten

    to identify and locate the experiments of POEX65 as acts; and to ask the questions: what constitutes those acts as experiments? and how do we possibly archive them? My purpose, then, is to define the methodologies to obtain the contours of a post-phenomenology of experimental artistic production in order...... to be able to analyse the phenomena found at POEX65. Here I will use the notion of the ‘ontological theatre’ (Pickering), which, according to Pickering, is acted out in experimental art productions. The experiment could thus be seen as an ‘agency-realism’ – as an ‘act’ of relations across the aesthetics...

  1. 75 FR 63703 - Privacy Act of 1974; Privacy Act Regulation

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    2010-10-18

    ... CFR Part 261a Privacy Act of 1974; Privacy Act Regulation AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal...) is issuing a final rule to amend its regulation implementing the Privacy Act of 1974 (Privacy Act..., and applicants for Board employment, for access to their records under the Privacy Act; the amendment...

  2. Istanbul Stock Market’s Reaction To Terrorist Attacks / İstanbul Borsasının Terörist Saldırılara Reaksiyonu

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    Nikos CHRISTOFIS

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Terrorist attacks can have a multitude of economic consequences that may adversely affect a number of economic sectors and activities including capital markets. This paper examines the impact of three major terrorist incidents on the Istanbul Stock Exchange, one of the major emerging markets internationally. The reaction of both the general index as well as sectorial indices is investigated. The findings reported herein indicate that the impact, although significant in certain cases, had only short-lived effects since the market rebound was fairly quick. Of the sectorial indices, the tourist industry is found to be more adversely affected by these events.

  3. Energy Policy Act

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Energy Policy Act (EPA) addresses energy production in the United States, including: (1) energy efficiency; (2) renewable energy; (3) oil and gas; (4) coal; (5)...

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Clean Water Act (CWA) establishes the basic structure for regulating discharges of pollutants into U.S. waters and regulating quality standards for surface...

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    Social Security Administration — The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a federal statute enacted with a goal of increasing the quality and affordability of health insurance. Through a web service, CMS...

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The purpose of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is to protect and recover imperiled species and the ecosystems upon which they depend. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

  7. Airway Clearance Techniques (ACTs)

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    Full Text Available ... CYSTIC FIBROSIS Learn about cystic fibrosis, a genetic lung disorder that affects the pancreas and other organs, ... Clearance Techniques (ACTs) Autogenic Drainage (AD) Basics of Lung Care Chest Physical Therapy Coughing and Huffing High- ...

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  9. Abandoned Shipwreck Act

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Abandoned Shipwreck Act of 1987 (ASA) affirms the authority of state governments to claim ownership to, protect, and manage abandoned shipwrecks on state...

  10. Act250 Permits

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — The dataset includes the geographic location for Act 250 permits issued since the inception of the law in 1970. Base permit numbers only are included; permit...

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    Full Text Available ... Team Your cystic fibrosis care team includes a group of CF health care professionals who partner with ... Airway Clearance Airway Clearance Techniques (ACTs) There are different ways to clear your airways. Most are easy ...

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    Full Text Available ... Airway Clearance Airway Clearance Techniques (ACTs) There are different ways to clear your airways. Most are easy ... to loosen mucus from airway walls. See how different airway clearance techniques work to help you clear ...

  14. DREAM Act, Part II

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    Miranda, María Eugenia

    2011-01-01

    .... For nearly a decade Congress has failed to pass a bill - the Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act - that would grant AJulema legal residence and free her from a life in the shadows...

  15. Clean Water Act

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — These data represent geographic terms used within the Clean Water Act (CWA). The CWA establishes the basic structure for regulating the addition of pollutants...

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — The ACT 250 Districts layer is part of a larger dataset that contains administrative boundaries for Vermont's Agency of Natural Resources. The dataset includes...

  17. Airway Clearance Techniques (ACTs)

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    Full Text Available ... What to Consider Regarding a Lung Transplant Medications Antibiotics Bronchodilators Mucus Thinners Nebulizer Care at Home Vascular ... that help thin and move the mucus, and antibiotics. Bronchodilators should be inhaled before you start ACTs. ...

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    Full Text Available ... an eCard Submit Your Artwork Honor a Loved One Create a Tribute Page Find a Tribute Page ... to try. However, the best ACT is the one that you are most likely to perform as ...

  19. Acts of Research

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    described as knowledge producers and exhibitions and art works as instances of knowledge production. Acts of Research: Knowledge Production in Contemporary Arts between Knowledge Economy and Critical Practices analyses this development. The academic discussion of knowledge production in the arts has taken...... place mostly in seminars and articles, in which knowledge is often discussed as an intrinsic quality of the artwork. Acts of Research, however, is devoted to studying the rise of knowledge production in contemporary art from the perspective of artistic, curatorial and educational research...... with an awareness of larger political, economic, geographical and art-related aspects. The concept of ‘acts of research’ is suggested as a way to understand knowledge production as a creative act in which research carried out in relation to a specific material challenges and resists the protocols of conventional...

  20. Airway Clearance Techniques (ACTs)

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    Full Text Available ... NACFC Carolyn and C. Richard Mattingly Leadership in Mental Health Care Award Mary M. Kontos Award NACFC ... you clear the thick, sticky mucus from your lungs. ACTs are often used with other treatments, including ...

  1. Marine Pollution Prevention Act

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Marine Pollution Prevention Act of 2008 implements the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, including related Protocols (MARPOL)...

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) was the first major environmental law in the United States and established national environmental policies for the...

  3. Does acute maternal stress in pregnancy affect infant health outcomes? Examination of a large cohort of infants born after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001

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    Conlin Ava Marie S

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Infants in utero during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 may have been negatively affected by maternal stress. Studies to date have produced contradictory results. Methods Data for this retrospective cohort study were obtained from the Department of Defense Birth and Infant Health Registry and included up to 164,743 infants born to active-duty military families. Infants were considered exposed if they were in utero on September 11, 2001, while the referent group included infants gestating in the same period in the preceding and following year (2000 and 2002. We investigated the association of this acute stress during pregnancy with the infant health outcomes of male:female sex ratio, birth defects, preterm birth, and growth deficiencies in utero and in infancy. Results No difference in sex ratio was observed between infants in utero in the first trimester of pregnancy on September 11, 2001 and infants in the referent population. Examination of the relationship between first-trimester exposure and birth defects also revealed no significant associations. In adjusted multivariable models, neither preterm birth nor growth deficiencies were significantly associated with the maternal exposure to the stress of September 11 during pregnancy. Conclusion The findings from this large population-based study suggest that women who were pregnant during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 had no increased risk of adverse infant health outcomes.

  4. La importancia del merchandising como estrategia de comunicación y ventas. Caso práctico Leroy Merlin

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    González Pérez, Sara

    2015-01-01

    El presente trabajo trata sobre la investigación de merchandising de la empresa y su aplicación en un caso real en la empresa Leroy Merlin. El merchandising es una estrategia comercial que llevan a cabo las organizaciones en sus establecimientos y que tiene como finalidad producir una respuesta de compra en las personas que actúan como consumidores. El objetivo es conocer y estudiar los diferentes enfoques de instrumentos que a práctica.

  5. Terrorist Threat in 2014

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    Rohan Gunaratna

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available La amenaza que supone el terrorismo nacional e internacional crecerá en 2014. Con la mitad de los Estados del mundo sufriendo la violencia política y el extremismo ideológico, el terrorismo seguirá siendo la amenaza de primer nivel para la estabilidad de la mayoría de los Estados en 2014.

  6. Foreign Terrorist Organizations

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    2004-02-06

    Familiar Road Map to Terror,” Associated Press, Dec. 18, 2001. Armed Islamic Group (GIA) Name(s). Armed Islamic Group, GIA Goals and Objectives. GIA...known as La Violencia (1948-1958).390 The violence ended in 1958 with a reconciliation between key parties in the government. Meanwhile, landless

  7. Commentary: surviving terrorist cells.

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    Herzig, Rebecca M; Jain, Sarah Lochlann

    2009-01-01

    The use of violent imagery, war metaphors, and the "survivor" persona in relation to cancer research and treatment are examined, as are consumer-driven approaches to "working toward a cure." The authors ask, what are the cultural and environmental trade-offs of these types of rhetoric? The positions of good guys (survivors, researchers, consumers) versus the enemy (cancer) are critically evaluated. Of especial note is a recent print advertisement that, despite its arresting visual presence, delivers an exceedingly vague message. The authors conclude that the practice of medicine plays a pivotal role in these cultural determinations and that caricatured attributions of cellular violence ultimately divert critical attention from sustained scrutiny of the institutional, social, economic, and political processes that in fact may contribute to the forces that bear on causing cancer.

  8. Leftist Terrorist Motivation.

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    1979-08-01

    they began to pick up the earmarks of terrorism. (28:121-131). Behavior Patterns Theodore Newcomb , professor of Sociology and Psychology at the...self- concepts, subject to sudden and intense depression leading to suicides. (23:73-74). Belonging Professor Theodore Newcomb reported there was a...Behavioral Process. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1969. 20. Newcomb , Theodore M. Social Psychology. New York: Henry Holt, 1959. 21. Parry, Albert

  9. Terrorist tactics in taxonomy

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    Veldkamp, J.F.

    1986-01-01

    Under the catching title given above G.B. MONTEITH, Queensland Museum, has written an editorial in the Austr. Entom. Soc. News Bull. 21 (1985) 66—69, which has been copied in the Austr. Syst. Bot. Soc. Newsletter 44 (1985) with a comment by A. KANIS (CANB). Although it mainly concerns Australian

  10. Profile of a Terrorist.

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    1988-04-01

    homeland in the Iberian region. (6:12) ’it1day, after 20 years of insurgent actions, the Basque separatists have embraced Marxist political theory as their...34 Current News, Special Edition, Terrorism, August 5, 1986, pp. 20-22. 37. Wolf , John. "Arab Terror Draws upon Diverse iilosophical .Rots." New York City

  11. Terrorist Group Profiles

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    1988-11-01

    leadership thought to include, among others, Barbara Mayer, Inge Viett, Sigrid Sternbeck, Tomas Simon, Wolfgang Grams, Horst Meyer, Birgit Hogefeld, Silke...imprisoned) and Benito Tiamzon (probable chairman). Sponsors Independent. Political Objectives/Target Audiences " Replace the current Aquino government...populace for the continued US military presence on the islands. " Provoke a more repressive response from the Aquino government through its

  12. Ritidoplastia: sutura del sistema SMAS-Platisma e importancia de la filosofía de la naturalidad

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    R. Goulart Jr.

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available La ritidoplastia ha pasado por incontables cambios técnicos en relación a los colgajos cutáneos o a los musculares involucrados en el procedimiento. Inicialmente solo se realizaba la tracción de la piel con resultados muy variables; con el tiempo y con un mejor conocimiento de la anatomía facial, los resultados han evolucionado hasta la estandarización de la tracción de las estructuras faciales que en la actualidad es mucho más muscular, realizando sobre la piel solamente el ajuste de la cobertura al nuevo contorno facial. El objetivo de este artículo es demostrar la eficacia de la sutura simple del sistema SMAS-Platisma y la importancia de considerar una filosofía de la naturalidad que será la base de una técnica moderna de ritidoplastia. Revisamos un total de 617 pacientes, todas de sexo femenino, que se sometieron a ritidoplastia simple o combinada con otras cirugías en el periodo comprendido entre enero de 1992 a diciembre del 2010. La edad osciló entre los 37 y 75 años. Las cirugías combinadas incluyeron: reducción mamaria, mastopexia, abdominoplastia, implantes mamarios, cirugía de los párpados, rinoplastia, liposucción, cirugía vascular y cirugías ginecológicas. El número de pacientes en las que solo se realizó la ritidoplastia fue 326. Los índices de complicaciones estuvieran entre el 0,16 % y 1,13 % con relación a cada complicación estudiada, siendo el total del 4,03 %. El estudio retrospectivo mostró la eficiencia de la sutura simple del sistema SMAS-Platisma y los resultados naturales que se pueden obtener incluso con las cirugías combinadas. Todas las pacientes quedaron satisfechas con los resultados y consideramos que los índices de complicaciones estuvieron en niveles aceptables. A nuestro juicio, la ritidoplastia, por encima de otras cirugías estéticas, necesita de una rutina técnica eficiente y de un concepto filosófico basado en la más pura naturalidad, que necesita ser independiente de las

  13. Chemical or Biological Terrorist Attacks: An Analysis of the Preparedness of Hospitals for Managing Victims Affected by Chemical or Biological Weapons of Mass Destruction

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    Russell L. Bennett

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available The possibility of a terrorist attack employing the use of chemical or biological weapons of mass destruction (WMD on American soil is no longer an empty threat, it has become a reality. A WMD is defined as any weapon with the capacity to inflict death and destruction on such a massive scale that its very presence in the hands of hostile forces is a grievous threat. Events of the past few years including the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993, the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995 and the use of planes as guided missiles directed into the Pentagon and New York’s Twin Towers in 2001 (9/11 and the tragic incidents involving twentythree people who were infected and five who died as a result of contact with anthrax-laced mail in the Fall of 2001, have well established that the United States can be attacked by both domestic and international terrorists without warning or provocation. In light of these actions, hospitals have been working vigorously to ensure that they would be “ready” in the event of another terrorist attack to provide appropriate medical care to victims. However, according to a recent United States General Accounting Office (GAO nationwide survey, our nation’s hospitals still are not prepared to manage mass causalities resulting from chemical or biological WMD. Therefore, there is a clear need for information about current hospital preparedness in order to provide a foundation for systematic planning and broader discussions about relative cost, probable effectiveness, environmental impact and overall societal priorities. Hence, the aim of this research was to examine the current preparedness of hospitals in the State of Mississippi to manage victims of terrorist attacks involving chemical or biological WMD. All acute care hospitals in the State were selected for inclusion in this study. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were utilized for data collection

  14. Chemical or biological terrorist attacks: an analysis of the preparedness of hospitals for managing victims affected by chemical or biological weapons of mass destruction.

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    Bennett, Russell L

    2006-03-01

    The possibility of a terrorist attack employing the use of chemical or biological weapons of mass destruction (WMD) on American soil is no longer an empty threat, it has become a reality. A WMD is defined as any weapon with the capacity to inflict death and destruction on such a massive scale that its very presence in the hands of hostile forces is a grievous threat. Events of the past few years including the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993, the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995 and the use of planes as guided missiles directed into the Pentagon and New York's Twin Towers in 2001 (9/11) and the tragic incidents involving twentythree people who were infected and five who died as a result of contact with anthrax-laced mail in the Fall of 2001, have well established that the United States can be attacked by both domestic and international terrorists without warning or provocation. In light of these actions, hospitals have been working vigorously to ensure that they would be "ready" in the event of another terrorist attack to provide appropriate medical care to victims. However, according to a recent United States General Accounting Office (GAO) nationwide survey, our nation's hospitals still are not prepared to manage mass causalities resulting from chemical or biological WMD. Therefore, there is a clear need for information about current hospital preparedness in order to provide a foundation for systematic planning and broader discussions about relative cost, probable effectiveness, environmental impact and overall societal priorities. Hence, the aim of this research was to examine the current preparedness of hospitals in the State of Mississippi to manage victims of terrorist attacks involving chemical or biological WMD. All acute care hospitals in the State were selected for inclusion in this study. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were utilized for data collection and analysis. Six hypotheses were tested. Using a questionnaire

  15. Chemical or Biological Terrorist Attacks: An Analysis of the Preparedness of Hospitals for Managing Victims Affected by Chemical or Biological Weapons of Mass Destruction

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    Bennett, Russell L.

    2006-01-01

    The possibility of a terrorist attack employing the use of chemical or biological weapons of mass destruction (WMD) on American soil is no longer an empty threat, it has become a reality. A WMD is defined as any weapon with the capacity to inflict death and destruction on such a massive scale that its very presence in the hands of hostile forces is a grievous threat. Events of the past few years including the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993, the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995 and the use of planes as guided missiles directed into the Pentagon and New York’s Twin Towers in 2001 (9/11) and the tragic incidents involving twenty-three people who were infected and five who died as a result of contact with anthrax-laced mail in the Fall of 2001, have well established that the United States can be attacked by both domestic and international terrorists without warning or provocation. In light of these actions, hospitals have been working vigorously to ensure that they would be “ready” in the event of another terrorist attack to provide appropriate medical care to victims. However, according to a recent United States General Accounting Office (GAO) nationwide survey, our nation’s hospitals still are not prepared to manage mass causalities resulting from chemical or biological WMD. Therefore, there is a clear need for information about current hospital preparedness in order to provide a foundation for systematic planning and broader discussions about relative cost, probable effectiveness, environmental impact and overall societal priorities. Hence, the aim of this research was to examine the current preparedness of hospitals in the State of Mississippi to manage victims of terrorist attacks involving chemical or biological WMD. All acute care hospitals in the State were selected for inclusion in this study. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were utilized for data collection and analysis. Six hypotheses were tested. Using a

  16. El derecho a la educación en Chile y la libertad de enseñanza. La importancia del principio de subsidiariedad

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    Poyanco Bugueño, Rodrigo Andrés

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    La Constitución chilena de 1980 da especial importancia a la libertad de enseñanza como forma de llevar a cabo el derecho a la educación, para permitir la mayor diversidad posible de proyectos educativos privados. Esto se debe a la influencia del principio de subsidiariedad, que otorga preferencia a la sociedad sobre el estado en materia de prestaciones y beneficios sociales. Sin embargo, recientes reformas legales y la actitud del Tribunal constitucional chileno han limitado severamente aque...

  17. La importancia del desarrollo de la formación docente en la reforma curricular del proceso de descentralización educativa en Venezuela

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    María Valbuena; Roselia Morillo; Doris Salas de Molina

    2004-01-01

    El presente artículo plantea una reflexión teórica acerca del desarrollo de la formación docente y la descentralización en Venezuela, abarcando desde el gobierno de Guzmán Blanco en 1870 hasta el 2000, a través de distintos decretos y resoluciones que destacan la importancia de la formación docente como elemento esencial para la transformación del sistema educativo con un alto nivel de calidad y equidad social empleando la descentralización como una estrategia que conlleve a la formación del ...

  18. La importancia de la terminología en la calidad de la producción de textos especializados Implicaciones en su enseñanza

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    Gómez Sánchez, Alicia F.

    2004-01-01

    La calidad de procesos de trabajo tienen cada vez más importancia en todas las disciplinas y empresas, algo que los profesionales de la formación de traductores e intérpretes hemos de tener en cuenta para asegurar que nuestros alumnos tengan los recursos necesarios para enfrentarse satisfactoriamente en su profesión. La formación de un traductor ya no puede limitarse a los aspectos tradicionales como son los problemas particulares de traducción de una o varias parejas de ...

  19. El Capital Intelectual y su importancia en la competitividad de las pequeñas y medianas empresas del Centro del Estado de Tamaulipas, México

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    de la Garza Almazán, Humberto; Zerón Félix, Mariana; Sánchez Tovar, Yesenia

    2015-01-01

    El objetivo del presente artículo, producto de un proyecto de investigación, consistió en identificar las dimensiones del capital intelectual, y cual se encuentra más fortalecida en las PyMes de Ciudad Victoria Tamaulipas; debido a la trascendental importancia que ha adquirido recientemente el capital intelectual como materia prima de la gestión del conocimiento como consecuencia del inminente proceso de globalización y el avance constante de la tecnología, en que se ven inmersas, puesto que ...

  20. Importancia dada a la cultura corporativa por los responsables del área de talento humano, en empresas colombianas medianas y grandes

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    Olga Lucía Anzola Morales

    2010-01-01

    El proyecto de investigación cuyos resultados parciales se presentan en este artículo, indaga por las similitudes y diferencias encontradas entre las propuestas de estudio que enfatizan en la importancia de la cultura organizacional como un elemento que permite a las empresas establecer rasgos de diferenciación en el mercado y elevar sus niveles competitivos, con las apreciaciones y las prácticas de 50 encargados del área de talento humano de empresas colombianas medianas y grandes. La invest...

  1. Educación y municipio: la importancia de los servicios municipales de educación [Education and town: the importance of municipal services education

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    José Luis Muñoz Moreno

    2013-01-01

    Resumen: La presente aportación repara su objeto de análisis en la implicación de los municipios en la educación y desde los Ayuntamientos. En concreto, se focaliza en la importancia que adquieren los Servicios Municipales de Educación ante el reto y el desafío que representa el desarrollo educativo de los municipios. El desarrollo de este trabajo profundiza en la necesidad de una mayor autonomía institucional de los Ayuntamientos para intervenir en la educación, la conveniencia de organiza...

  2. Importancia social, económica y ecológica de la producción en traspatio, en la comunidad de San Salvador Xiutetelco, Puebla.

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    González Ortiz, Floriberto

    2013-01-01

    El traspatio es considerado un agroecosistema y ha sido incluido en programas gubernamentales para tratar de reducir la pobreza e inseguridad alimentaria. El objetivo de la presente investigación fue analizar la importancia social, económica y ecológica que generan los traspatios que cultivan los Grupos Domésticos Campesinos (GDC) de San Salvador Xiutetelco, Puebla. Para generar información, se utilizó la técnica de la encuesta a 63 GDC, resultado de un muestreo probabilístico aleatorio de l...

  3. La importancia de plantear los objetivos de una forma graduada y no en su totalidad en un caso de depresión

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    Nieto, Marta

    2006-01-01

    El estudio de caso único que se presenta consiste en la intervención psicoterapéutica durante diecinueve sesiones con una paciente que sufría una depresión grave. La intervención consistió en diversas técnicas cognitivas, conductuales y emocionales. Se ha utilizado como marco de referencia el modelo cognitivo de la depresión de Beck. En este artículo nos planteamos la importancia que tiene el entender los objetivos de una forma graduada y no en su totalidad. Los resultados ponen de manifiesto...

  4. La investigación de problemáticas psicosociales, la importancia de la praxis en la formación

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    Rodriguez, Ayelén; Ferrer, Carina; Italiano, Ana

    2011-01-01

    En el presente trabajo desarrollaremos la importancia de la praxis investigativa en tanto instancia de formación de los estudiantes que cursan el tercer año de la carrera de psicología. Existe una diferencia radical entre estudiar como se investiga, y ser parte de un proceso de investigación, transitar la experiencia de investigar. Por ello constituye una propuesta de la Cátedra de Psicología Social de UNLP ubicar a la investigación en tanto praxis en el escenario de los trabajos prácticos...

  5. La investigación de problemáticas psicosociales : La importancia de la praxis en el formación

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    Italiano, Ana; Rodriguez, Ayelén; Ferrer, Carina

    2011-01-01

    En el presente trabajo desarrollaremos la importancia de la praxis investigativa en tanto instancia de formación de los estudiantes que cursan el tercer año de la carrera de psicología. Existe una diferencia radical entre estudiar cómo se investiga, y ser parte de un proceso de investigación, transitar la experiencia de investigar. Por ello constituye una propuesta de la Cátedra de Psicología Social de UNLP ubicar a la investigación en tanto praxis en el escenario de los trabajos prácticos. P...

  6. Persistencia de la vena cava superior izquierda: Diagnóstico e importancia prenatal Persistency of the left superior caval vein: Diagnosis and its prenatal importance

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    Juan F Jaramillo; Mercy H Estrada Perea; Muriel, Yina Y.

    2010-01-01

    Durante un ultrasonido obstétrico de rutina se deben realizar ciertos planos del corazón en los cuales no es complejo identificar un grupo de anomalías como la persistencia de la vena cava superior izquierda. Cuando se identifica una vena cava superior izquierda aislada, sin otras anomalías del corazón fetal, no existe ninguna repercusión perinatal. Su importancia radica en que un grupo considerable de estos casos se acompaña de cardiopatías congénitas y anomalías anatómicas y cromosómicas. E...

  7. Fenómenos mitocondriales y nucleares relacionados con la resistencia a la apoptosis. Importancia del estrés oxidativo.

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    Judith Mora, Nancy

    2009-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se ha estudiado la relación entre el núcleo y la mitocondria y la importancia de la compartimentación del GSH durante la resistencia a la apoptosis inducida por el tratamiento con cisplatino. Así mismo, se ha evaluado la implicancia de la proteína bcl-2 en la compartimentación del GSH como mecanismo de resistencia a la muerte por apoptosis. Para ello se ha utilizado la cepa celular MCF7 wild type y un homólogo que sobre-expresa la proteína bcl-2.Los resultados muestran ...

  8. Importancia de las características del docente en el desempeño del dictado de los cursos de ingreso a la Universidad

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    Salvatierra, Norma; Maceiras, Fabiana

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    El propósito del trabajo es describir un proyecto de investigación (PI) no experimental realizado en campo, de naturaleza institucional, desarrollado en el seno de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas (FCE) de la Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora (UNLZ). El foco de interés puesto en el curso de ingreso y en la importancia del perfil docente para un eficaz desarrollo del mismo y su posterior trascendencia, surgió de la identificación del problema que, resulta uno de los más preocupantes...

  9. La evaluación de la normalidad en la infancia: su importancia en psicología clínica

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    Paladino, Celia Elba; Petroselli, Alicia

    1981-01-01

    Es objetivo del presente trabajo resaltar la importancia que tiene la ajustada evaluación de los aspectos normales de los procesos del desarrollo, para el pronóstico y la indicación terapéutica en Psicología Clínica Infantil. Cuando abordamos las cuestiones referidas al desarrollo psicológico, no podemos dejar de plantearnos la necesidad de precisar los procesos que hacen a la normalidad, así como aquellos que determinan o son determinados por la patología. (Párrafo extraído del te...

  10. Importancia de la leptospirosis en el sector ganadero y en la salud pública en Argentina : Premio Fundación Manzullo, versión 2013

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    Brihuega, Bibiana

    2013-01-01

    La Leptospirosis en una enfermedad infecto-contagiosa, aguda y febril causada por una bacteria del género Leptospira que afecta sobre todo a los animales salvajes y domésticos, que sirven como fuente de infección para el hombre. Es una zoonosis distribuida mundialmente. Hay una relación simbiótica entre la leptospira y su hospedador que es de gran importancia para la perpetuación de la enfermedad en la población animal. Este es un equilibrio biológico entre algunas cepas de leptospi...

  11. Similitudes, diferencias y relaciones entre ética y derecho y su importancia en la enseñanza de las leyes en enfermería

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    Arango Bayer, Gloria Lucía

    2012-01-01

    Este ensayo presenta una breve aproximación a las similitudes, diferencias y relaciones entre Ética y Derecho, a partir de la cual hace una reflexión acerca de la importancia de reconocer estas relaciones para la enseñanza de las leyes de enfermería de Colombia.* El propósito de este escrito no es desvirtuar proyectos o propuestas que buscan fortalecer la enseñanaza de la ética y la bioética, ni cuestionarsus resultados. Se trata de destacar la necesidad de trabajar desde la ética conte...

  12. Importancia de las asignaturas y materias del currículum en la formación de los profesionales de enfermería

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    Pérez Cañaveras, Rosa María; Juan Herrero, Joaquín de

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    La relevancia de los contenidos del currículum ha sido objeto de estudio en Medicina, sin embargo no hay datos publicados referentes a las asignaturas y materias en la carrera de Enfermería. El objetivo de este trabajo es determinar el grado de importancia relativa que un buen número de asignaturas y materias de los actuales curricula de Enfermería, tienen en la formación de dichos profesionales. Este objetivo adquiere mayor relevancia dada la progresiva puesta en marcha de los nuevos planes ...

  13. La tasca legislativa del Consell d'Europa davant la utilització d'Internet amb finalitats terroristes

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    Alicia Chicharro Lázaro

    2009-12-01

    , posades en conjunció, permetran fer front a aquests comportaments delictius: la Convenció sobre Cibercrim de l'any 2001 i la Convenció per a la Prevenció del Terrorisme de l'any 2005. L'adaptació de la legislació interna a aquests instruments proporcionarà als estats una cobertura adequada per a perseguir els crims associats a l'ús d'Internet amb fins terroristes.

  14. LA IMPORTANCIA DE LA PLANEACIÓN FINANCIERA EN LA ELABORACIÓN DE LOS PLANES DE NEGOCIO Y SU IMPACTO EN EL DESARROLLO EMPRESARIAL

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    JAIME ANDRÉS CORREA GARCÍA

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    Full Text Available Con el creciente estímulo a los programas de emprendimiento empresarial por las administraciones públicas, universidades, entidades de fomento y público en general, los planes de negocio han cobrado especial importancia en el ámbito de la gestión empresarial. En este sentido, este artículo tiene como objetivo identificar la importancia estratégica de la planeación fi nanciera para la creación de empresas sostenibles en el tiempo. Para lograr lo anterior, se realizó una revisión bibliográfica de diversos temas relacionados con la elaboración de planes de negocio y la continuidad de las empresas, y se complementó a través de la experiencia en la evaluación de dichos planes. De este modo, se identificaron siete falencias comunes en la planeación financiera por parte de los emprendedores. Se concluye que la planeación financiera se constituye en la base para la continuidad de las nuevas empresas que se crean a partir de planes de negocio.

  15. Importancia y propiedades físico química de la Rosa mosqueta (R. canina, R. rubiginosa: una revisión

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    T. Espinoza

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    Full Text Available Los consumidores cada día exigen productos en sus dietas que no solo aporten los nutrientes requeridos para una vida sana, sino que además son de preferencia aquellos que puedan complementar con propiedades benéficas para la salud. En las últimas décadas se ha reconocido a la Rosa mosqueta, la Rosa canina y a la Rosa rubiginosa, como frutos que contienen muchas propiedades nutracéuticas. El presente trabajo hace una revisión de los artículos de investigación realizados a la Rosa mosqueta desde un punto de vista de su importancia de su consumo y sus beneficios para la salud; describiendo las características químicas, físicas y bioquímicas tales como el contenido de componentes fenólicos, ácidos grasos, ácido linoleico, minerales; y de otros compuestos importantes también desde el punto de vista industrial, tales como el contenido de antioxidantes, pigmentos, entre otros. De acuerdo a los antecedentes recopilados, la Rosa mosqueta es una fuente de micronutrientes incluyendo la vitamina c y el licopeno, entregando además un buen aporte nutricional; por lo anterior debe ser considerado como un alimento funcional. Aun siendo una especie que crece en estado salvaje, sobre suelos forestales; siendo un frutal menor y una planta medicinal su importancia en el consumo masivo debe ser considerada.

  16. Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on the Role of Behavioral Science in Physical Security (10th) - Outthinking the Terrorist: An International Challenge Held at Springfield, Virginia on 23-24 April 1985

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    pressure cooker of the group on the run, testimony of another RAF member, a pressure considered surrounded by the enemy, these tensions are externalized...Palestine Key trends may therefore be summarised as a continuing terrorist Leila Khaled, who arrived at Heathrow in charge of a hijacked El-Al jet

  17. The day Norway cried: Proximity and distress in Norwegian citizens following the 22nd July 2011 terrorist attacks in Oslo and on Utøya Island

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    Siri Thoresen

    2012-12-01

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