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  1. UniTed

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    Harma, Eero

    2010-01-01

    UniTed on Teddy boy- tyylistä inspiroitunut kevät/kesä mallisto naisille.Mallistossa yhdistyy perinteinen teddy boy- vaatetus ja klassinen feminiinisyys, sekä menneisyys ja nykyisyys. Suunnittelun lähtökohtia olivat naisellisuus, tyylikkyys ja pyrkimys luoda nykyaikaista suunnittelua menneisyydestä lainaillen. United is a teddy boy- style inspired spring/summer collection for women. The collection combines traditional Teddy boy style with classical feminity and past with the present. The b...

  2. CULTIVAR RELEASE - BRSMG União: common bean cultivar with jalo grain for the state of Minas Gerais

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    Magno Antonio Patto Ramalho

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The bean cultivar BRSMG União as a new option of a bean cultivar with jalo grains for the state of Minas Gerais. The cultivar BRSMG União had an average grain yield of 9.8% above the mean of the controls (Jalo EEP 558 and BRS Radiante and was resistant to powdery-mildew.

  3. TEDS-M 2008 User Guide for the International Database. Supplement 2: National Adaptations of the TEDS-M Questionnaires

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    Brese, Falk, Ed.

    2012-01-01

    This supplement contains all adaptations made by countries to the international version of the TEDS-M questionnaires under careful supervision of and approval by the TEDS-M International Study Center at Michigan State University. This information provides users of the TEDS-M International Database with a guide to evaluate the availability of…

  4. Working with Ted

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    Evans, Paula

    2009-01-01

    The author never worked "with" a boss before working with Ted at Brown University. She had always known of Ted--he was Dean at Harvard Graduate School of Education when she was a student there, just beginning her teaching career. Ted arrived at Brown University in September 1984. She was working at Brown in President Howard Swearer's…

  5. Evidence of a New Current-Induced Magnetoelectric Effect in a Toroidal Magnetic Ordered State of UNi4B

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    Saito, Hiraku; Uenishi, Kenta; Miura, Naoyuki; Tabata, Chihiro; Hidaka, Hiroyuki; Yanagisawa, Tatsuya; Amitsuka, Hiroshi

    2018-03-01

    Magnetization measurements under direct electric current were performed in a toroidal magnetic ordered state of UNi4B to test a recent theoretical prediction of current-induced magnetization in a metallic system lacking local-inversion symmetry. We found that electric current parallel to [2\\bar{1}\\bar{1}0] and [0001] in the hexagonal 4-index notation induces a uniform magnetization along the [01\\bar{1}0] direction. The observed behavior of the induced magnetization is essentially consistent with the theoretical prediction; however, it also shows an inconsistency suggesting that the antiferromagnetic state of UNi4B could not be simply regarded as a uniform toroidal order in the ideal honeycomb layered structure.

  6. TED KYCIA MEMORIAL SYMPOSIUM.

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    LITTENBERG, L.; RUBINSTEIN, R.; SAMIOS, N.; LI, K.; GIACOMELLI, G.; MOCKETT, P.; CARROLL, A.; JOHNSON, R.; BRYMAN, D.; TIPPENS, B.

    2000-05-19

    On the afternoon of May 19 2000, a Memorial Seminar was held in the BNL physics Large Seminar Room to honor the memory of Ted Kyeia, a prominent particle physicist who had been a member of the BNL staff for 40 years. Although it was understandably a somewhat sad occasion because Ted was no longer with us, nevertheless there was much for his colleagues and friends to celebrate in recalling the outstanding contributions that he had made in those four decades. The Seminar speakers were all people who had worked with Ted during that period; each discussed one aspect of his career, but also included anecdotes and personal reminiscences. This booklet contains the Seminar program, listing the speakers, and also copies of transparencies of the talks (and one paper which was a later expansion of a talk); sadly, not all of the personal remarks appeared on the transparencies.

  7. TED KYCIA MEMORIAL SYMPOSIUM

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    LITTENBERG, L.; RUBINSTEIN, R.; SAMIOS, N.; LI, K.; GIACOMELLI, G.; MOCKETT, P.; CARROLL, A.; JOHNSON, R.; BRYMAN, D.; TIPPENS, B.

    2000-01-01

    On the afternoon of May 19 2000, a Memorial Seminar was held in the BNL physics Large Seminar Room to honor the memory of Ted Kyeia, a prominent particle physicist who had been a member of the BNL staff for 40 years. Although it was understandably a somewhat sad occasion because Ted was no longer with us, nevertheless there was much for his colleagues and friends to celebrate in recalling the outstanding contributions that he had made in those four decades. The Seminar speakers were all people who had worked with Ted during that period; each discussed one aspect of his career, but also included anecdotes and personal reminiscences. This booklet contains the Seminar program, listing the speakers, and also copies of transparencies of the talks (and one paper which was a later expansion of a talk); sadly, not all of the personal remarks appeared on the transparencies

  8. Ted, Expecting Us

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    Cushman, Kathleen

    2009-01-01

    In a roomful of people, Ted Sizer always went right to the kids. With merry eyes and delighted smile, he would adjust his tall frame so he could speak directly with the young one. Then he would ask just the right question about what this interesting person was thinking and doing. One could tell that the conversation engaged Sizer completely. He…

  9. Data, Metadata, and Ted

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    Borgman, Christine L.

    2014-01-01

    Ted Nelson coined the term “hypertext” and developed Xanadu in a universe parallel to the one in which librarians, archivists, and documentalists were creating metadata to establish cross-connections among the myriad topics of this world. When these universes collided, comets exploded as ontologies proliferated. Black holes were formed as data disappeared through lack of description. Today these universes coexist, each informing the other, if not always happily: the formal rules of metadata, ...

  10. Scientists Popularizing Science: Characteristics and Impact of TED Talk Presenters

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    Sugimoto, Cassidy R.; Thelwall, Mike; Larivière, Vincent; Tsou, Andrew; Mongeon, Philippe; Macaluso, Benoit

    2013-01-01

    The TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference and associated website of recorded conference presentations (TED Talks) is a highly successful disseminator of science-related videos, claiming over a billion online views. Although hundreds of scientists have presented at TED, little information is available regarding the presenters, their academic credentials, and the impact of TED Talks on the general population. This article uses bibliometric and webometric techniques to gather data on the characteristics of TED presenters and videos and analyze the relationship between these characteristics and the subsequent impact of the videos. The results show that the presenters were predominately male and non-academics. Male-authored videos were more popular and more liked when viewed on YouTube. Videos by academic presenters were more commented on than videos by others and were more liked on YouTube, although there was little difference in how frequently they were viewed. The majority of academic presenters were senior faculty, males, from United States-based institutions, were visible online, and were cited more frequently than average for their field. However, giving a TED presentation appeared to have no impact on the number of citations subsequently received by an academic, suggesting that although TED popularizes research, it may not promote the work of scientists within the academic community. PMID:23638069

  11. Scientists popularizing science: characteristics and impact of TED talk presenters.

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    Cassidy R Sugimoto

    Full Text Available The TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design conference and associated website of recorded conference presentations (TED Talks is a highly successful disseminator of science-related videos, claiming over a billion online views. Although hundreds of scientists have presented at TED, little information is available regarding the presenters, their academic credentials, and the impact of TED Talks on the general population. This article uses bibliometric and webometric techniques to gather data on the characteristics of TED presenters and videos and analyze the relationship between these characteristics and the subsequent impact of the videos. The results show that the presenters were predominately male and non-academics. Male-authored videos were more popular and more liked when viewed on YouTube. Videos by academic presenters were more commented on than videos by others and were more liked on YouTube, although there was little difference in how frequently they were viewed. The majority of academic presenters were senior faculty, males, from United States-based institutions, were visible online, and were cited more frequently than average for their field. However, giving a TED presentation appeared to have no impact on the number of citations subsequently received by an academic, suggesting that although TED popularizes research, it may not promote the work of scientists within the academic community.

  12. Scientists popularizing science: characteristics and impact of TED talk presenters.

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    Sugimoto, Cassidy R; Thelwall, Mike; Larivière, Vincent; Tsou, Andrew; Mongeon, Philippe; Macaluso, Benoit

    2013-01-01

    The TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference and associated website of recorded conference presentations (TED Talks) is a highly successful disseminator of science-related videos, claiming over a billion online views. Although hundreds of scientists have presented at TED, little information is available regarding the presenters, their academic credentials, and the impact of TED Talks on the general population. This article uses bibliometric and webometric techniques to gather data on the characteristics of TED presenters and videos and analyze the relationship between these characteristics and the subsequent impact of the videos. The results show that the presenters were predominately male and non-academics. Male-authored videos were more popular and more liked when viewed on YouTube. Videos by academic presenters were more commented on than videos by others and were more liked on YouTube, although there was little difference in how frequently they were viewed. The majority of academic presenters were senior faculty, males, from United States-based institutions, were visible online, and were cited more frequently than average for their field. However, giving a TED presentation appeared to have no impact on the number of citations subsequently received by an academic, suggesting that although TED popularizes research, it may not promote the work of scientists within the academic community.

  13. The United States facing their petroleum dependence; Les Etats-Unis face a leur dependance petroliere

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    Noel, P. [Institut francais des Relations Internationals, 75 - Paris (France); Universite Pierre Mendes-France-IEPE-CNRS, 38 - Grenoble (France)

    2002-06-01

    In the framework of ''the energy crisis of 2000-2001'', the Cheney report and the petroleum dependence, this study presents a critical examination of the United States petroleum situation, its perception in the american political milieu and the public policies implementing during the last ten years. The first section is devoted to the petroleum supply. In the second section, the american petroleum policy and the energy safety are studied. (A.L.B.)

  14. Evidence for a New Magnetoelectric Effect of Current-Induced Magnetization in a Toroidal Magnetic Ordered State of UNi$_4$B

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    Saito, Hiraku; Uenishi, Kenta; Miura, Naoyuki; Tabata, Chihiro; Hidaka, Hiroyuki; Yanagisawa, Tatsuya; Amitsuka, Hiroshi

    2018-01-01

    Magnetization measurements under direct electric currents were performed for toroidal magnetic ordered state of UNi$_4$B to test a recent theoretical prediction of current-induced magnetization in a metallic system lacking local inversion symmetry.We found that each of the electric currents parallel to [$2\\bar{1}\\bar{1}0$] and [$0001$] in the hexagonal 4-index notation induces uniform magnetization in the direction of [$01\\bar{1}0$].The observed behavior of the induced magnetization is essent...

  15. The Politics of Religion in the United States Manifestations politiques de la religion aux États-Unis

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    Josef Braml

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Aux États-Unis, les attitudes religieuses ont plus d’influence sur les choix politiques que dans n’importe quelle autre démocratie occidentale. L’engagement religieux/moral de la droite chrétienne polarise les États-Unis, ce qui a des conséquences sur le plan électoral mais aussi sur les choix politiques réels. L’importance de la droite chrétienne dans la coalition électorale du Parti républicain oblige celui-ci à mettre l’accent sur les questions liées à la sécurité nationale, en particulier la lutte anti-terroriste, afin de mieux souder une coalition électorale hétérogène.

  16. TEDS-M 2008 User Guide for the International Database

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    Brese, Falk, Ed.

    2012-01-01

    The Teacher Education Study in Mathematics or TEDS-M is a study conducted under the aegis of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). The lead research center for the study is the International Study Center at Michigan State University (ISC/MSU). The ISC/MSU worked from 2006 to 2011 with the International…

  17. TED Talks as an Emergent Genre

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    Ludewig, Julia

    2017-01-01

    In her article "TED Talks as an Emergent Genre" Julia Ludewig analyzes TED talks—short, informational, and entertaining presentations that are given during TED conferences in North America and abroad—as a hybrid and emerging genre. Based on a qualitative interpretation of 14 such talks, she offers a list of recurring thematic, argumentative, and rhetorical features, which she aligns with three parent genres—the sales pitch, the memoir, and the academic lecture. Comparing recent versions of TE...

  18. The United States and the Arab Gulf Monarchies; Les Etats-Unis et les monarchie arabes du Golfe

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    Kechichian, J A

    1999-07-01

    The United States has enduring strategic interests in the Persian Gulf region. To understand these interests and the Usa policy towards the Arab Gulf Monarchies, the french institute of international relations (IFRI) proposes this document. The following chapters are detailed: the United States and the Arab Gulf Monarchies, overview, Chief Unites States Objective: Access to oil, re-evaluating United States Foreign Policy in the Gulf, the second term (Usa strategy). (A.L.B.)

  19. Greenhouse effect: what are doing the Unites States; Effet de serre: ce que font les Etats-Unis

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    Quiret, M.

    2004-06-01

    Although they refuse to sign the kyoto protocol, the United States count on the new technologies and the industrialists participation to fight against the greenhouse effect. The author presents the local projects and initiatives (nine states of the north-east decided coordinated actions to fight the CO{sub 2} emissions) facing the increasing non commitment of the federal government. (A.L.B.)

  20. UniFlex

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    Borch, Ole; Helbo, Jan; Knudsen, Morten

    2003-01-01

    technical maintenance. Web interfaces for all type of users are developed to ease information and document upload, user administration and more. The product is used at Aalborg University open distance education for "Master of Industrial Information technology" (MII) and "Master in Mobile Information......Increasing demands for remote on-line education are changing the way teaching and learning is performed. New behavior in using pedagogy and supporting technology is needed to drive the learning process. To facilitate the use of services for selected activities to participants in on-line education......, a web site named UniFlex (University Flexible learning) has been developed and brought into use. The site is a comprehensive set of bookmarks including course taking, upload/download, and - of special significance - collaborative on-line project work. UniFlex has been developed to meet the requirement...

  1. UniFlex

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    Borch, Ole; Helbo, Jan; Knudsen, Morten

    2004-01-01

    technical maintenance. Web interfaces for all type of users are developed to ease information and document upload, user administration and more. The product is used at Aalborg University open distance education for "Master of Industrial Information technology" (MII) and "Master in Mobile Information......Increasing demands for remote on-line education are changing the way teaching and learning is performed. New behavior in using pedagogy and supporting technology is needed to drive the learning process. To facilitate the use of services for selected activities to participants in on-line education......, a web site named UniFlex (University Flexible learning) has been developed and brought into use. The site is a comprehensive set of bookmarks including course taking, upload/download, and - of special significance - collaborative on-line project work. UniFlex has been developed to meet the requirement...

  2. Research and photovoltaic industry at the United States; Recherche et industrie photovoltaique (PV) aux Etats-Unis

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    Lerouge, Ch; Herino, R; Delville, R; Allegre, R

    2006-06-15

    For a big country as the United States, the solar energy can be a solution for the air quality improvement, the greenhouse gases fight and the reduction of the dependence to the imported petroleum and also for the economic growth by the increase of the employment in the solar industry sector. This document takes stock on the photovoltaic in the United States in the industrial and research domains. The american photovoltaic industry is the third behind the Japan and the Germany. (A.L.B.)

  3. Exploring TED Talks as Linked Data for Education

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    Taibi, Davide; Chawla, Saniya; Dietze, Stefan; Marenzi, Ivana; Fetahu, Besnik

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, we present the TED Talks dataset which exposes all metadata and the actual transcripts of available TED talks as structured Linked Data. The TED talks collection is composed of more than 1800 talks, along with 35?000 transcripts in over 30 languages, related to a wide range of topics. In this regard, TED talks metadata available in…

  4. Insight on the energy in the United States; Apercus sur l'energie aux Etats-Unis

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    Jamet, Ph

    2006-11-15

    This document recapitulates the main characteristics and the key data of the energy in the United States (fossil energies, renewable energies, electric power production). The main american strategies are then described as the actions at the international scale during the last five years. The main data of the research programs in the energy domain are presented and the possible consequences of the government change at the Congress are analyzed. (A.L.B.)

  5. TED-Ed lessons & TED-Ed clubs: Educational activities to amplify students' voices

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    Villias, Georgios

    2017-04-01

    TED-Ed lessons and TED-Ed clubs are two powerful educational tools that can be used in today's school classrooms in order to create an educational environment that is engaging for the students and favors their active participation, created and fostered by TED-Ed. TED-Ed is TED's educational initiative, committed to create lessons worth sharing and amplify the voices and ideas of teachers and students around the world. TED-Ed animated lessons are fully organized lessons structured around an animated video that introduces new topics to learners in an exciting, thought-provoking way. These lessons have been created as a result of the cooperation between expert educators and animators and have been uploaded at the TED-Ed platform (http://ed.ted.com). On the other hand, TED-Ed Clubs are also an interesting way to offer students the chance, the voice and the opportunity to express their thoughts, engage actively on these matters and connect with each other, both at a local, as well as at an international level (http://ed.ted.com/clubs). By developing new TED-Ed lessons or by customizing appropriately existing animated TED-Ed lessons (translating, modifying the questions asked, introducing new discussion topics), I have created and implemented in my student-centered, didactic approach, a series of TED-ED animated lessons directly connected with the Greek national science syllabus that were used to spark students curiosity and initiate a further analytical discussion or introduce other relevant educational activities (http://gvillias.wixsite.com/education). Furthermore, at my school, we established Varvakeio TED-Ed Club, an environment that supports and empowers our students to research, develop and disseminate their own personal ideas that worth spreading. During the year, our members were inspired by watching TED talks presented by experts on their field on various different areas, including social, economical, environmental and technological-scientific issues. Our aim

  6. Viscosity overshoot followed by steady state measured in uni-axial elongation of LDPE. Ole Hassager, Henrik Koblitz Rasmussen, Anders Bach and Jens Kromann Nielsen

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    Rasmussen, Henrik Koblitz; Hassager, Ole; Bach, Anders

    2004-01-01

    The transient (e.g. start up of) elongational viscosity of three low-density polyethylene (LDPE) melts (BASF Lupolen 1810H, 1840D and 3020D) was measured using a filament stretching rheometer (FSR) capable of measuring at elevated temperatures. The transient uni-axial elongational viscosity showe...

  7. Effects of hydrogenation on magnetism of UNiGe

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    Adamska, A.M., E-mail: anna@mag.mff.cuni.cz [Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Charles University, Ke Karlovu 5, 12116 Prague 2 (Czech Republic); Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, al. Mickiewicza 30, 30 059 Cracow (Poland); Havela, L. [Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Charles University, Ke Karlovu 5, 12116 Prague 2 (Czech Republic); Prochazka, J. [Faculty of Sports and Physical Education, Charles University, Jose Martiho 31, 16252, Prague 6 (Czech Republic); Andreev, A.V. [Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences, Na Slovance 2, 18221 Prague (Czech Republic); Skourski, Y. [Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, 01314 Dresden (Germany)

    2011-12-15

    U-based intermetallic compound UNiGe absorbs hydrogen up to the stoichiometry UNiGeH{sub 1.2}. In analogy to other compounds with the TiNiSi-type of structure, the structure is modified into hexagonal. The zig-zag U-chains are stretched, the U-U spacing is largely enhanced and the ordering temperature increases up to 100 K. The ordered state has a spontaneous moment, but it is unlikely to be a simple ferromagnet. - Highlights: > UNiGe exhibits a variety of magnetic properties. > Hydrogenation modifies the crystal, electronic structure, and the magnetic properties. > Upon hydrogenation, the crystal symmetry of UNiGe increases from orthorhombic to hexagonal. > Magnetic ordering temperature of UNiGe (T{sub N}=44 K) is double in the hydride, possible second phase transition.

  8. Nuorten nukkuminen ja uni

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    Kinnunen, Elisa

    2015-01-01

    Tämän opinnäytetyön aiheena on nuorten nukkuminen ja uni. Opinnäytetyön tarkoituksena oli selvittää, mitä tietoa Reisjärven kristillisen opiston nuoret ovat saaneet nukkumiseen vaikuttavista tekijöistä ja mistä nukkumiseen liittyvistä tekijöistä he haluavat tietoa. Opinnäytetyön tavoitteena oli tuottaa tietoa nuorten nukkumistottumuksista ja siitä, mitkä tekijät vaikuttavat nuorten nukkumiseen heidän omien kokemustensa mukaan. Opinnäytetyön tavoitteena oli myös tuottaa tietoa, millaisia nukku...

  9. The Universal Protein Resource (UniProt)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Universal Protein Resource (UniProt) is a comprehensive resource for protein sequence and annotation data. The UniProt databases are the UniProt Knowledgebase...

  10. Treatment Episode Data Set: Discharges (TEDS-D-2011)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Discharges (TEDS-D) is a national census data system of annual discharges from substance abuse treatment facilities. TEDS-D...

  11. Treatment Episode Data Set: Discharges (TEDS-D-2008)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Discharges (TEDS-D) is a national census data system of annual discharges from substance abuse treatment facilities. TEDS-D...

  12. Treatment Episode Data Set: Admissions (TEDS-A-2002)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Admissions (TEDS-A) is a national census data system of annual admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities. TEDS-A provides...

  13. Treatment Episode Data Set: Discharges (TEDS-D-2010)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Discharges (TEDS-D) is a national census data system of annual discharges from substance abuse treatment facilities. TEDS-D...

  14. Treatment Episode Data Set: Admissions (TEDS-A-1994)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Admissions (TEDS-A) is a national census data system of annual admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities. TEDS-A provides...

  15. Treatment Episode Data Set: Admissions (TEDS-A-2008)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Admissions (TEDS-A) is a national census data system of annual admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities. TEDS-A provides...

  16. Treatment Episode Data Set: Admissions (TEDS-A-2003)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Admissions (TEDS-A) is a national census data system of annual admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities. TEDS-A provides...

  17. Treatment Episode Data Set: Admissions (TEDS-A-2006)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Admissions (TEDS-A) is a national census data system of annual admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities. TEDS-A provides...

  18. Treatment Episode Data Set: Admissions (TEDS-A-2011)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Admissions (TEDS-A) is a national census data system of annual admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities. TEDS-A provides...

  19. Treatment Episode Data Set: Admissions (TEDS-A-1999)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Admissions (TEDS-A) is a national census data system of annual admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities. TEDS-A provides...

  20. Treatment Episode Data Set: Admissions (TEDS-A-1997)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Admissions (TEDS-A) is a national census data system of annual admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities. TEDS-A provides...

  1. Treatment Episode Data Set: Admissions (TEDS-A-2000)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Admissions (TEDS-A) is a national census data system of annual admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities. TEDS-A provides...

  2. Treatment Episode Data Set: Admissions (TEDS-A-2009)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Admissions (TEDS-A) is a national census data system of annual admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities. TEDS-A provides...

  3. Treatment Episode Data Set: Admissions (TEDS-A-2010)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Admissions (TEDS-A) is a national census data system of annual admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities. TEDS-A provides...

  4. Treatment Episode Data Set: Admissions (TEDS-A-1998)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Admissions (TEDS-A) is a national census data system of annual admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities. TEDS-A provides...

  5. Treatment Episode Data Set: Admissions (TEDS-A-2007)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Admissions (TEDS-A) is a national census data system of annual admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities. TEDS-A provides...

  6. Treatment Episode Data Set: Discharges (TEDS-D-2007)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Discharges (TEDS-D) is a national census data system of annual discharges from substance abuse treatment facilities. TEDS-D...

  7. Treatment Episode Data Set: Admissions (TEDS-A-1993)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Admissions (TEDS-A) is a national census data system of annual admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities. TEDS-A provides...

  8. Treatment Episode Data Set: Admissions (TEDS-A-1995)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Admissions (TEDS-A) is a national census data system of annual admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities. TEDS-A provides...

  9. Treatment Episode Data Set: Discharges (TEDS-D-2006)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Discharges (TEDS-D) is a national census data system of annual discharges from substance abuse treatment facilities. TEDS-D...

  10. Treatment Episode Data Set: Admissions (TEDS-A-1996)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Admissions (TEDS-A) is a national census data system of annual admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities. TEDS-A provides...

  11. Treatment Episode Data Set: Discharges (TEDS-D-2009)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Discharges (TEDS-D) is a national census data system of annual discharges from substance abuse treatment facilities. TEDS-D...

  12. Treatment Episode Data Set: Admissions (TEDS-A-2005)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Admissions (TEDS-A) is a national census data system of annual admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities. TEDS-A provides...

  13. Treatment Episode Data Set: Admissions (TEDS-A-1992)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Admissions (TEDS-A) is a national census data system of annual admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities. TEDS-A provides...

  14. Treatment Episode Data Set: Admissions (TEDS-A-2001)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Admissions (TEDS-A) is a national census data system of annual admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities. TEDS-A provides...

  15. Treatment Episode Data Set: Admissions (TEDS-A-2004)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Admissions (TEDS-A) is a national census data system of annual admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities. TEDS-A provides...

  16. Treatment Episode Data Set: Admissions (TEDS-A-2013)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Admissions (TEDS-A) is a national census data system of annual admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities. TEDS-A provides...

  17. Treatment Episode Data Set: Admissions (TEDS-A-2012)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Admissions (TEDS-A) is a national census data system of annual admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities. TEDS-A provides...

  18. Scientists Popularizing Science: Characteristics and Impact of TED Talk Presenters

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    Sugimoto, Cassidy R.; Thelwall, Mike; Larivi?re, Vincent; Tsou, Andrew; Mongeon, Philippe; Macaluso, Benoit

    2013-01-01

    The TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference and associated website of recorded conference presentations (TED Talks) is a highly successful disseminator of science-related videos, claiming over a billion online views. Although hundreds of scientists have presented at TED, little information is available regarding the presenters, their academic credentials, and the impact of TED Talks on the general population. This article uses bibliometric and webometric techniques to gather data o...

  19. TED Talks and Leadership Education: Ideas Worth Sharing

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    Raffo, Deana M.

    2016-01-01

    TED Talks are short videos of experts talking about a variety of topics. This paper outlines six TED Talks that connect with the leadership literature and topics commonly taught with an explanation of how they enhance teaching about a corresponding leadership topic. The researcher shares how introducing TED talks related to leadership can…

  20. TEDS-M 2008 User Guide for the International Database. Supplement 1: International Version of the TEDS-M Questionnaires

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    Brese, Falk, Ed.

    2012-01-01

    The Teacher Education Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M) International Database includes data for all questionnaires administered as part of the TEDS-M study. These consisted of questionnaires administered to future teachers, educators, and institutions with teacher preparation programs. This supplement contains the international version of the TEDS-M…

  1. A Fuzzy Control Course on the TED Server

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    Dotoli, Mariagrazia; Jantzen, Jan

    1999-01-01

    , an educational server that serves as a learning central for students and professionals working with fuzzy logic. Through the server, TED offers an online course on fuzzy control. The course concerns automatic control of an inverted pendulum, with a focus on rule based control by means of fuzzy logic. A ball......The Training and Education Committee (TED) is a committee under ERUDIT, a Network of Excellence for fuzzy technology and uncertainty in Europe. The main objective of TED is to improve the training and educational possibilities for the nodes of ERUDIT. Since early 1999, TED has set up the TED server...

  2. New high power CW klystrons at TED

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    Beunas, A; Marchesin, R

    2003-01-01

    Thales Electron Devices (TED) has been awarded a contract by CERN to develop and produce 20 units of the klystrons needed to feed the Large Hadrons Collider (LHC). Each of these delivers 300 kW of CW RF power at 400 MHz. Three klystrons have been delivered to CERN up to now.

  3. New trends in knowledge dissemination: TED Talks

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    Giuseppina Scotto di Carlo

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper investigates the key elements of ethos, pathos and logos linguistic strategies as some main features of TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design Talks, popularizing speeches aiming at Knowledge Dissemination. Through a comparison between the TED Talk ‘HIV - How to fight an epidemic of bad laws’, by Shereen El-Feki (2012a, and another speech held by the same author at the  2012 Symposia The Global Commission on HIV and the Law, addressed to specialists, the paper analyses TED Talks as an innovative tool of popularization, which breaches the typical triangularisation ‘scientist-mediator-audience’, bringing scientists directly into contact with their audiences. Drawing upon Aristotle’s three pillars of rhetoric, the paper analyses the strategies used to establish the ethos of the speech, by proposing a topic as morally worth of spreading; pathos, by creating a direct contact with the public; and logos, investigated through an analysis of the elements used to recontextualise scientific discourses into popularized speeches. The analysis suggests that TED Talks are a recodification, not a mere translation of texts; they are a means to disseminate knowledge reducing the asymmetry between audiences and scientists.

  4. 50 CFR 223.207 - Approved TEDs.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Approved TEDs. 223.207 Section 223.207 Wildlife and Fisheries NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE MARINE MAMMALS THREATENED MARINE AND ANADROMOUS SPECIES Restrictions Applicable to Threatened Marine and Anadromous Specie...

  5. Using TED Talks to Inspire Thoughtful Practice

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    Rubenstein, Lisa DaVia

    2012-01-01

    How can teacher educators provide relevant and important content in an educational environment that is rapidly evolving? TED.com is a website that provides content that meets these criteria in its mission of promoting "ideas that are worth spreading." Rather than ignoring the incredible access to the world's most innovative and dynamic speakers,…

  6. Infrared and near infrared emission spectra of TeH and TeD

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    Yu, Shanshan; Shayesteh, Alireza; Fu, Dejian; Bernath, Peter F.

    2005-04-01

    The vibration-rotation emission spectra for the X2Π ground state and the near infrared emission spectra of the X2Π 1/2- X2Π 3/2 system of the TeH and TeD free radicals have been measured at high resolution using a Fourier transform spectrometer. TeH and TeD were generated in a tube furnace with a DC discharge of a flowing mixture of argon, hydrogen (or deuterium), and tellurium vapor. In the infrared region, for the X2Π 3/2 spin component we observed the 1-0, 2-1, and 3-2 vibrational bands for most of the eight isotopologues of TeH and the 1-0 and 2-1 bands for three isotopologues of TeD. For the X2Π 1/2- X2Π 3/2 transition, we observed the 0-0 and 1-1 bands for TeH and the 0-0, 1-1, and 2-2 bands for TeD. Except for a few lines, the tellurium isotopic shift was not resolved for the X2Π 1/2- X2Π 3/2 transitions of TeH and TeD. Local perturbations with Δ v = 2 between the two spin components of the X2Π state of TeH were found: X2Π 1/2, v = 0 with X2Π 3/2, v = 2; X2Π 1/2, v = 1 with X2Π 3/2, v = 3. The new data were combined with the previous data from the literature and two kinds of fits (Hund's case (a) and Hund's case (c)) were carried out for each of the 10 observed isotopologues: 130TeD, 128TeD, 126TeD, 130TeH, 128TeH, 126TeH, 125TeH, 124TeH, 123TeH, and 122TeH.

  7. TED Study of Si(113) Surfaces

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    Suzuki, T.; Minoda, H.; Tanishiro, Y.; Yagi, K.

    A TED study of Si(113) surfaces was carried out. Reflections from the 3 × 2 reconstruction were seen at room temperature, while half-order reflections were very faint. The surface showed the phase transition between the 3 × 1 and the disordered (rough) structures at about 930°C. The (113) surface structure at room temperature was analyzed using TED intensity. Four kinds of structure models proposed previously, including both the 3 × 1 and the 3 × 2 reconstructed structures, were examined. The R-factors calculated using the energy-optimized atomic coordinates are not sufficiently small. After minimization of the R-factors, Dabrowski's 3 × 2 structure model is most agreeable, while Ranke's 3 × 1 and 3 × 2 structure models are not to be excluded. STM observation showed that the surface is composed of small domains of the 3 × 2 structure.

  8. Ted Wilson passes on the torch

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    2003-01-01

    As part of the Laboratory's outreach programme, the CERN Accelerator School (CAS) brings together students and experienced physicists from all over the world with the aim of promoting the understanding of accelerator physics. As head of the School for 11 years, Ted Wilson became a CERN ambassador to the outside community. He retired in March, handing over the reigns of the CAS to Daniel Brandt. Ted Wilson and his assistant, Suzanne von Wartburg, during an EPAC meeting in 1994.The accelerator schools allowed some time for relaxation in the local surrounding for students as well as for the director of CAS.As a boy, Ted Wilson could have embarked on a career in pop music rather than physics, rubbing shoulders at secondary school in Liverpool with two of the future Beatles. But prefering classical music and answering the call of science, he took the more serious of the two paths, studying physics first at Oxford University then at the Rutherford Laboratory. After a year at CERN and four years at the Rutherford La...

  9. Honing EAP Learners' Public Speaking Skills by Analyzing TED Talks

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    Leopold, Lisa

    2016-01-01

    Despite the importance of public speaking skills for English for Academic Purposes (EAP) students' academic and professional success, few EAP textbooks incorporate authentic, professional speech models. Thus, many EAP instructors have turned to TED talks for dynamic speech models. Yet a single TED talk may be too long for viewing in class and may…

  10. Lexical Coverage of TED Talks: Implications for Vocabulary Instruction

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    Nurmukhamedov, Ulugbek

    2017-01-01

    Teachers of English are often in search of authentic audio and video materials that promote learners' listening comprehension and vocabulary development. TED Talks, a set of freely available web presentations, could be a useful resource to promote vocabulary instruction. The present replication study examines the lexical coverage of TED Talks by…

  11. 50 CFR Figure 10 to Part 223 - Flounder TED

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    2010-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Flounder TED 10 Figure 10 to Part 223 Wildlife and Fisheries NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE MARINE MAMMALS THREATENED MARINE AND ANADROMOUS SPECIES Pt. 223, Fig. 10 Figure 10 to Part 223—Flounder TED EC01JY91.056 [5...

  12. 50 CFR Figure 3 to Part 223 - Matagorda TED

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    2010-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Matagorda TED 3 Figure 3 to Part 223 Wildlife and Fisheries NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE MARINE MAMMALS THREATENED MARINE AND ANADROMOUS SPECIES Pt. 223, Fig. 3 Figure 3 to Part 223—Matagorda TED EC01JY91.047 [52...

  13. [Tracheotomy-endoscop for dilatational percutaneous tracheotomy (TED)].

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    Klemm, Eckart

    2006-09-01

    While surgical tracheotomies are currently performed using state-of-the-art operative techniques, percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) is in a rapidly evolving state with regard to its technology and the number of techniques available. This has resulted in a range of new complications that are difficult to quantify on a scientific basis, given the fact that more than half of the patients who are tracheotomized in intensive care units die from their underlying disease. The new Tracheotomy Endoscope (TED) is designed to help prevent serious complications in dilatational tracheotomies and facilitate their management. The endoscope has been specifically adapted to meet the require-ments of percutaneous dilatational tracheotomies. It is fully compatible with all current techniques of PDT. The method is easy to learn. The percutaneous dilatational tracheotomy with the Tracheotomy Endoscope is a seven-step procedure: Advantages of the Tracheotomy Endoscope: Injuries to the posterior tracheal wall ar impossible (tracheoesophageal fistulas, pneumothorax). Minor bleeding sites on the tracheal mucosa can be controlled with a specially curved suction-coagulation tube introudeced through the Tracheotomy Endoscope. In cases with heavy bleeding and a risk of aspiration, the rigid indwelling Tracheotomy Endoscope provides a secure route for reintubating the patient with a cuffed endotracheal tube. It also allows for rapid conversion to an open surgical procedure if necessary. All the parts are easy to clean and are autoclavable. This type of endoscopically guided PDT creates an optimal link between the specialties of intensive care medicine and otorhinolaryngology. The Tracheotomy Endoscope (TED) increases the standard of safety in PDT.

  14. To Speak Like a TED Speaker--A Case Study of TED Motivated English Public Speaking Study in EFL Teaching

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    Li, Yingxia; Gao, Ying; Zhang, Dongyu

    2016-01-01

    This paper intends to investigate the effectiveness of a new course pattern--TED-motivated English Public Speaking Course in EFL teaching in China. This class framework adopts TED videos as the learning materials to stimulate students to be a better speaker. Meanwhile, it aims to examine to what extent the five aspects of language skills are…

  15. Expanding the UniFrac Toolbox.

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    Ruth G Wong

    Full Text Available The UniFrac distance metric is often used to separate groups in microbiome analysis, but requires a constant sequencing depth to work properly. Here we demonstrate that unweighted UniFrac is highly sensitive to rarefaction instance and to sequencing depth in uniform data sets with no clear structure or separation between groups. We show that this arises because of subcompositional effects. We introduce information UniFrac and ratio UniFrac, two new weightings that are not as sensitive to rarefaction and allow greater separation of outliers than classic unweighted and weighted UniFrac. With this expansion of the UniFrac toolbox, we hope to empower researchers to extract more varied information from their data.

  16. Unites States and the oil of the Middle-East; Les Etats-Unis et le petrole du Moyen-Orient

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    Noel, P

    2005-08-15

    The author discusses different aspects of the United States intervention and behavior in the Middle-East petroleum management. The Iraq and Iran potentials are largely under used. The Saudi Arabia defines its own oil policy, but benefits of the Unites States military help. The United States intervention is in the domain of the security of flux on the world market. (A.L.B.)

  17. Unión Europea

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    Klaus Jörg Ruhl

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El impulso y la protección de los derechos humanos se ha convertido en un objetivo prominente en las políticas de la Unión Europea (ue. La integración de la Carta de Derechos Fundamentales en la Constitución Europea así como la creación de una gran cantidad de instituciones, oficinas y agencias son muestra de ello. Entre ellas destacan el Defensor del Pueblo Europeo, el Observatorio Europeo de los Fenómenos de Discriminación y Xenofobia y las divisiones o grupos de trabajo de la Comisión, el Parlamento y el Consejo Europeos. En la política exterior de la ue, la cooperación para el desarrollo cada vez está más ligada al respeto de los derechos humanos en terceros países. Además, la Unión Europea contribuye al financiamiento de una gran cantidad de proyectos que pretenden fortalecer el respeto a los derechos humanos, impulsar la democracia y el Estado de derecho en muchas y distintas regiones geográficas. Este artículo pretende ofrecer un panorama general de estas políticas y un breve análisis de su efectividad.

  18. About the renewable and the seas energies in the United States; Apercus sur les energies renouvelables et l'energie des mers aux Etats-Unis

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    Jamet, Ph

    2006-07-01

    This report aims to bring some information on the regulations and the technologies in the United States in the domain of the seas energies. After a presentation of the different seas and renewable energies and the corresponding regulations in the United States, the author concludes of an energy in its infancy except for the offshore wind power where some big projects are implemented. (A.L.B.)

  19. TEDS Base Station Power Amplifier using Low-Noise Envelope Tracking Power Supply

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    Høyerby, Mikkel Christian Wendelboe; Andersen, Michael A. E.

    2009-01-01

    This paper demonstrates a highly linear and efficient TETRA enhanced data service (TEDS) base-station RF power amplifier (RFPA). Based on the well-known combination of an envelope tracking (ET) power supply and a linear class-A/B RFPA, adequate adjacent channel power ratio (ACPR) and wideband noise...... experimentally with a 9.6-dB peak-to-average 50-kHz 16 quadrature amplitude modulation TEDS carrier, the setup providing 44-dBm (25 W) average RF output power at 400 MHz with 44% dc-to-RF efficiency state-of-the-art ACPR of less than ${-}$67 dBc, switching noise artifacts around ${-}$ 85 dBc, and an overall rms...

  20. Uses and Misuses of Ted Kaczynski's MMPI.

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    Ben-Porath, Yossef S

    2018-05-22

    Although case studies can be a helpful didactic aid when teaching personality assessment and illustrating use of a test, they can, of course, not be used as "evidence" that a test "works" or does not work. This article, however, reviews and discusses the far more problematic uses instantiated in a case study of Ted Kaczynski's Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI). A series of errors of omission and commission are identified in Butcher, Hass, Greene, and Nelson's ( 2015 ) effort to criticize the MMPI-2-RF. These include not disclosing that Butcher's interpretive Minnesota Report for Forensic Settings indicates that the protocol is invalid, not including most of the MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF scores that contradict the authors' assertions, and mischaracterizing the MMPI-2-RF findings. Proper use of a case study is then illustrated by a discussion of diagnostic considerations indicated by the MMPI-2-RF findings.

  1. Analysis of current trends in United States mesothelioma incidence; Analyse des tendances actuelles de l'incidence du mesotheliome aux Etats-Unis

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    Price, B.

    1998-03-01

    The objectives of this study are to analyze the mesotheliomas incidence in the United States and to estimate the risk of mesothelioma on the whole life by generation, as also the annual number of cases expected for the next seventy years. (N.C.)

  2. Combination TLD/TED dose assessment

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    Parkhurst, M.A.

    1992-11-01

    During the early 1980s, an appraisal of dosimetry programs at US Department of Energy (DOE) facilities identified a significant weakness in dose assessment in fast neutron environments. Basing neutron dose equivalent on thermoluminescence dosimeters (TLDS) was not entirely satisfactory for environments that had not been well characterized. In most operational situations, the dosimeters overrespond to neutrons, and this overresponse could be further exaggerated with changes in the neutron quality factor (Q). Because TLDs are energy dependent with an excellent response to thermal and low-energy neutrons but a weak response to fast neutrons, calibrating the dosimetry system to account for mixed and moderated neutron energy fields is a difficult and seldom satisfactory exercise. To increase the detection of fast neutrons and help improve the accuracy of dose equivalent determinations, a combination dosimeter was developed using TLDs to detect thermal and low-energy neutrons and a track-etch detector (TED) to detect fast neutrons. By combining the albedo energy response function of the TLDs with the track detector elements, the dosimeter can nearly match the fluence-to-dose equivalent conversion curve. The polymer CR-39 has neutron detection characteristics superior to other materials tested. The CR-39 track detector is beta and gamma insensitive and does not require backscatter (albedo) from the body to detect the exposure. As part of DOE's Personnel Neutron and Upgrade Program, we have been developing a R-39 track detector over the past decade to address detection and measurement of fast neutrons. Using CR-39 TEDs in combination with TLDs will now allow us to detect the wide spectrum of occupational neutron energies and assign dose equivalents much more confidently

  3. The United States in the Copenhagen process: the temptation of leadership; Les Etats-Unis dans le processus de Copenhague: la tentation du leadership

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    2009-06-15

    Written before the Copenhagen Conference, this analysis first gives an overview of the United States energy systems (greenhouse gas emissions, energy sources and more particularly fossil sources) and of the evolutions since the Kyoto Conference in comparison with other countries (notably the European Union). It also evokes the commitment of some States and companies within the USA. Then, the authors comment the revitalization of the environmental policy in the National Recovery Act and the prospects of greenhouse gas emission reductions according to a Congress proposition (Waxman and Markey). They analyse the US posture with respect to international negotiations, aspects which are probably not negotiable, and opportunities to involve the USA in an international agreement.

  4. The future of the nuclear wastes and the spent fuels at the United States; Le devenir des dechets nucleaires et des combustibles uses aux Etats-Unis

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    2006-07-01

    The USA regulation distinguishes three classes of nuclear wastes: the low activity wastes under the federal states control, the wastes contaminated by long life radionuclides (transuranic elements) and the high activity wastes. The two last classes are controlled by the DOE (Department of energy). The different classes management are discussed as the DOE obligations towards the operators, the storage project of Yucca Mountain and Private fuel storage of Skull Valley. (A.L.B.)

  5. The United States and the petroleum from Rockfeller in the Gulf war; Les Etats-Unis et le petrole de Rockefeller a la guerre du Golfe

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    Noel, P. [Institut francais des Relations Internationals, 75 - Paris (France); Universite Pierre Mendes-France-IEPE-CNRS, 38 - Grenoble (France)

    2003-07-01

    To analyze the american policy in the petroleum dependence framework, the author presents the historical aspects of the petroleum industry development, the juridical aspects of the government intervention after 1920, the reagan movement and the liberal policy. In the context and waiting a technological progresses in the transport sector, the United States will continue to invest in the safety and the development of the world petroleum market. (A.L.B.)

  6. Dr. Ted Trimble: Why I Do Cancer Research

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    In a video, Dr. Ted Trimble talks about the importance of cancer research. World Cancer Research Day commemorates the important role research and cancer researchers play in reducing the global burden of cancer.

  7. 50 CFR Figure 4 to Part 223 - Georgia TED

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    2010-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Georgia TED 4 Figure 4 to Part 223 Wildlife and Fisheries NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE MARINE MAMMALS THREATENED MARINE AND ANADROMOUS SPECIES Pt. 223, Fig. 4 Figure 4 to Part 223—Georgia TED EC01JY91.048 [52 FR...

  8. Ted Geballe: A lifetime of contributions to superconductivity

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    Stewart, G. R.

    2015-07-01

    The editors have dedicated this special issue on superconducting materials "to Ted Geballe in honor of his numerous seminal contributions to the field of superconducting materials over more than 60 years, on the year of his 95th birthday." Here, as an executive summary, are just a few highlights of his research in superconductivity, leavened with some anecdotes, and ending with some of Ted's general insights and words of wisdom.

  9. The Pathophysiology of Thyroid Eye Disease (TED): Implications for Immunotherapy

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    Gupta, Shivani; Douglas, Raymond

    2012-01-01

    Purpose of Review Thyroid eye disease (TED) is a poorly understood autoimmune manifestation most commonly associated with Graves’ disease. Current nonspecific treatment paradigms offer symptomatic improvement but fail to target the underlying pathogenic mechanisms and thus, do not significantly alter the long-term disease outcome. The purpose of this review is to provide an update of the current understanding of the immunopathogenesis of TED and explore these implications for targeted immunotherapy. Recent Findings Orbital fibroblasts are integral to the pathogenesis of TED and may modulate immune responses by production of cytokines and hyaluronan in response to activation of shared autoantigens including thyrotropin receptor (TSHR) and insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF-R1). Fibrocytes share many of these phenotypic and functional features, suggesting a link between systemic and site-specific disease. Use of targeted immunotherapies in TED is limited, though data from the use Rituximab (RTX), a B cell depleting agent, are encouraging. Sustained clinical response has been seen with RTX in several reports, despite return of peripheral B cell levels to pretreatment levels. Additionally, this response appears to be independent to cytokine and antibody production, suggesting possible modulation of antigen presentation as a mechanism of its effect. Summary Progressive advances in the understanding of the immunopathogenesis of TED continue to spur clinical trials utilizing targeted immune therapies. Continued understanding of the molecular mechanisms of disease will expand potential treatments for TED patients and obviate the need for reconstructive surgical therapies. PMID:21730841

  10. Climate change and health in the United States of America: impacts, adaptations, and research; Changement climatique et santeaux Etats-Unis: impacts, adaptations et recherche

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    Jouan, R.; Magaud, M

    2009-11-15

    After a description of the various impacts of climate change on human health, this report describes and comments the impacts of climate change on health in the USA: impacts of heat waves, of air quality degradation, of extreme climate events, of climate change on infectious diseases and allergies, regional impacts of climate change. In a second part, it describes the strategies of adaptation to the 'climate change and health' issue in the USA: mitigation and adaptation to climate change, adaptation challenges, insufficiently prepared public health system, adaptation to heat waves, adaptation to air quality degradation, adaptation to extreme climate events, adaptation to food- and water-based diseases and to vector-based diseases, examples of proactive adaptation. The last part describes the organisation of research on 'climate change and health' in the USA: nowadays and in the future, role of federal agencies, priority research axes. The 'United States Global Change Research Program' is presented in appendix, as well as the most important research centres (mostly in universities)

  11. Understanding the contemporary United States and European Union foreign policy in the Middle East Entendiendo la política exterior de Estados Unidos y la Unión Europea en el Medio Oriente

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    Necati Anaz

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available United States, as the dominant geopolitical power in the Middle East, has been struggling to stabilize the region to achieve its geopolitical objectives and interests. Especially since the Second World War, the US has rioritized, enacted and represented Middle East policies as vital to securing its "national interests" till terrorist attacks on the twin towers in New York City. As it is understood, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, markeda dramatic changenot onlyin US policy, but in USrhetoricandinternational discourses as well. Following the terror attacks, US Middle East policy shifted from being the matter of "national security," which primarily puts more emphases on "responsive securitization", to the "preventive securitization of national interests," particularly under the neo-conservative Bush Administrations. Consequently, US launched two direct military engagements in Afghanistan (2001 and Iraq (2003, and involved in unilateral regime change in those states ostensibly, to secure its national interests and provide world peace in the long run. It is important to highlight here that US cleared the full support (rhetorically, at least of the United Nations to disarm the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. This study, therefore, attempts to revisit and conceptualize the contemporary US and EU Middle East foreign policy -though they are not identical- before and after the September 11 terror attack. The argument here is that the Middle East policy objectives of the US and the EU primarily agglomerate around two main headings: security of oil and protecting the state of Israel in an Arab-dominated region. Closely related, but not equivalent, both the US and EU have a stake in establishing good relations with the Arab states and promoting democracy and liberal market economies in the Middle East. This study also reviews the President Barack Obama’s Middle Eastern foreign policy initiatives and attempts to suggest several key points

  12. O Mercosul e a Alca: os interesses (irreconciliáveis da União Européia e dos EUA Mercosur and FTAA: the conflicting interests of the European Union and the United States

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    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Os interesses dos EUA na América Latina e a criação da Alca são fatores determinantes para explicar o propósito da União Européia de estabelecer um Acordo de Associação com o Mercosul. Enquanto que à UE interessa o alargamento do Mercosul, os EUA preferem, por meio da criação da Alça, induzir a sua dissolução e retirar vantagens da integração assimétrica. O nosso objetivo é demonstrar que, face aos cenários possíveis de evolução dos entendimentos regionais na América Latina, o mais plausível (co-existência do Mercosul, do Acordo de Associação UE/Mercosul, e da Alca é também aquele que permite reconciliar os interesses da UE e dos EUA na região.The interests of the United States in Latin America and the creation of the FTAA are two determinant factors in explaining the European Union intention to establish an Association Agreement with Mercosur. While the European Union is interested in the Mercosur enlargement, the US prefer, through the creation of the FTAA, to induce its dissolution and obtain advantages from asymmetric integration. Our purpose is to demonstrate that, given the possible scenarios of evolution in regional agreements in Latin America, the most plausible (co-existence of Mercosur, EU/Mercosur Association Agreement and FTAA is also the one that allows for a reconciliation of EU and US interests in the region.

  13. Ted Irving's early contributions to paleomagnetism

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    Frankel, H. R.

    2014-12-01

    Edward (Ted) Irving (1927 - 2014) was one of the most deeply and widely respected paleomagnetists, making significant contributions to the field throughout his career which spanned six decades. Restricting attention to the first decade of his career, the 1950s, he discovered from work on the Torridonian (1951-1953) that fine-grained red sandstones were generally suitable for paleomagnetic work (1951-1952). He rediscovered (1951) that paleomagnetism could be used to test continental drift, and initiated (1951) the first paleomagnetic test of whether India had drifted northward relative to Asia and argued (1954) that it had. He also made significant contributions to the first APW path for Great Britain (Creer, Irving, and Runcorn, 1954). He was the first to draw two APW paths to explain results from Great Britain and North America (1956) and to use paleomagnetism and paleoclimatology together to argue for continental drift (1954, 1956). With Ron Green, his first student, he first APW path for Australia (1958). He was the first to invoke axial rotations to explain away an apparent anomaly with an APW path (1959). His work on the Torridonian led to the first description of stratigraphically sequential reversals in sedimentary rocks. Moreover, his 1959 superb review of the paleomagnetic support for continental drift was instrumental in Hess's becoming a continental drifter before he came up with the idea of seafloor spreading.

  14. Treatment Episode Data Set: Discharges (TEDS-D-2006-2011)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Discharges (TEDS-D) is a national census data system of annual discharges from substance abuse treatment facilities. TEDS-D...

  15. Magnetic Properties of Porous Metal-Organic Frameworks: Ni2(BODC)2(TED) and Ni2(BDC)2(TED)

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    Hamida, Youcef; Danilovic, Dusan; Lin, Chyan; Yuen, Tan; Li, Kunhao; Padmanabhan, Moothetty; Li, Jing

    2010-03-01

    Results of χ(T), M(H), and heat capacity C(T) measurements on two Ni dimer based porous materials Ni2(BODC)2(TED) and Ni2(BDC)2(TED) are reported. These materials form a tetragonal crystal structure of space group P4/ncc with a=b = 14.9 å and c = 19.4 å and Ni-Ni separation of 2.61å within the dimer. Magnetic data of Ni2(BODC)2(TED) revealed a ferromagnetic-like transition at about 17 K with θ = 8 K, and a coercivity field of 1700 G was observed in the hysteresis curve. Though isostructural to Ni2(BODC)2(TED), χ(T) and M(H) results of Ni2(BDC)2(TED) showed an antiferromagnetic transition at 10 K with θ = - 132 K, and no hysteresis was observed. Although specific heat data C(T) showed no clear transition in both compounds, nonlinear behavior is clearly seen in C/T vs. T plots, and a fit to the electron and phonon contributions to C(T) gives a large heavy-fermion-like γ in both cases. A model for the magnetic interactions is proposed and a comparison to the Cu and Co analogues is also made.

  16. Professor Adler-Nissen om TED-Talks i Kristeligt Dagblad

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    Adler-Nissen, Rebecca

    2017-01-01

    Professor Rebecca Adler-Nissen var den 10. juni 2017 i Kristeligt Dagblad i forbindelse med hendes TED Talk på TED konferencen i Danmark. Her talte Adler-Nissen om international diplomati. Adler-Nissen ser TED formatet som en måde at øge kendskabet til emnet international diplomati, da formatet...

  17. Teaching Note--Using TED Talks in the Social Work Classroom: Encouraging Student Engagement and Discourse

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    Loya, Melody Aye; Klemm, Terri

    2016-01-01

    Focusing on TED Talks (online videos) as a resource for social work educators, this teaching note shares our ideas regarding the use of the online videos as an avenue for reaching students and encouraging discussions in the social work classroom. The article first explores the TED platform and then discusses using TED as a teaching tool. Finally,…

  18. TED analysis of the Si(113) surface structure

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    Suzuki, T.; Minoda, H.; Tanishiro, Y.; Yagi, K.

    1999-09-01

    We carried out a TED (transmission electron diffraction) analysis of the Si(113) surface structure. The TED patterns taken at room temperature showed reflections due to the 3×2 reconstructed structure. The TED pattern indicated that a glide plane parallel to the direction suggested in some models is excluded. We calculated the R-factors (reliability factors) for six surface structure models proposed previously. All structure models with energy-optimized atomic positions have large R-factors. After revision of the atomic positions, the R-factors of all the structure models decreased below 0.3, and the revised version of Dabrowski's 3×2 model has the smallest R-factor of 0.17.

  19. Unconventional superconductivity of the heavy fermion compound UNi2Al3

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    Zakharov, Andrey

    2008-01-01

    The heavy fermion compound UNi 2 Al 3 exhibits the coexistence of superconductivity and magnetic order at low temperatures, stimulating speculations about possible exotic Cooper-pairing interaction in this superconductor. However, the preparation of good quality bulk single crystals of UNi 2 Al 3 has proven to be a non-trivial task due to metallurgical problems, which result in the formation of an UAl 2 impurity phase and hence a strongly reduced sample purity. The present work concentrates on the preparation, characterization and electronic properties investigation of UNi 2 Al 3 single crystalline thin film samples. The preparation of thin films was accomplished in a molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) system. (100)-oriented epitaxial thin films of UNi 2 Al 3 were grown on single crystalline YAlO 3 substrates cut in (010)- or (112)-direction. The high crystallographic quality of the samples was proved by several characterisation methods, such as X-ray analysis, RHEED and TEM. To study the magnetic structure of epitaxial thin films resonant magnetic X-ray scattering was employed. The magnetic order of thin the film samples, the formation of magnetic domains with different moment directions, and the magnetic correlation length were discussed. The electronic properties of the UNi 2 Al 3 thin films in the normal and superconducting states were investigated by means of transport measurements. A pronounced anisotropy of the temperature dependent resistivity ρ(T) was observed. Moreover, it was found that the temperature of the resistive superconducting transition depends on the current direction, providing evidence for multiband superconductivity in UNi 2 Al 3 . The initial slope of the upper critical field H' c2 (T) of the thin film samples suggests an unconventional spin-singlet superconducting state, as opposed to bulk single crystal data. To probe the superconducting gap of UNi 2 Al 3 directly by means of tunnelling spectroscopy many planar junctions of different design

  20. UniPOPS: Unified data reduction suite

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    Maddalena, Ronald J.; Garwood, Robert W.; Salter, Christopher J.; Stobie, Elizabeth B.; Cram, Thomas R.; Morgan, Lorrie; Vance, Bob; Hudson, Jerome

    2015-03-01

    UniPOPS, a suite of programs and utilities developed at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), reduced data from the observatory's single-dish telescopes: the Tucson 12-m, the Green Bank 140-ft, and archived data from the Green Bank 300-ft. The primary reduction programs, 'line' (for spectral-line reduction) and 'condar' (for continuum reduction), used the People-Oriented Parsing Service (POPS) as the command line interpreter. UniPOPS unified previous analysis packages and provided new capabilities; development of UniPOPS continued within the NRAO until 2004 when the 12-m was turned over to the Arizona Radio Observatory (ARO). The submitted code is version 3.5 from 2004, the last supported by the NRAO.

  1. Ted Hughes: The Development of a Children's Poet

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    Lockwood, Michael

    2009-01-01

    This article looks at how Ted Hughes' poetry for children developed over more than 30 years of publication. It traces the movement from his earlier, more conventional rhyming poems, such as "Meet My Folks!" (1961) and "Nessie the Mannerless Monster" (1964), to the mature, free verse "animal poems" for older readers of "Season Songs" (1976c),…

  2. A tribute to Ted Henty (1915-2002)

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    Barker, W.R.; Conn, B.J.; Croft, J.R.; Gideon, O.G.

    2002-01-01

    Ted Henty, noted for his work in the Papua New Guinea National Herbarium (LAE), died aged 86 at East Keilor, near Melbourne on 23 February 2002 after an illness of 6-8 months. Those dealing with New Guinea plants will know of his extensive collections in the NGF and subsequent LAE series from all

  3. Slovenian diasporic literature in Canada and Ted Kramolc

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The article analyzes the work and especially the novels by the Canadian writer of Slovenian descent, Ted Kramolc. It places him within the context of other diasporic literary authors in Canada as well as the Slovenian cultural space and discusses the critical response to his work, particularly in the period after Slovenian independence.

  4. "Being TED": The University Intellectual as Globalised Neoliberal Consumer Self

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    Shumar, Wesley

    2016-01-01

    This article focuses on the ways that modern American universities are engaged in the process of articulating new producing and consuming subjects. It argues that the image of the engaged "media celebrity" intellectual, as presented in the TED Talk model, has become a cultural ideal that reconciles a deeper contradiction in the academy.…

  5. UniGene Tabulator: a full parser for the UniGene format.

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    Lenzi, Luca; Frabetti, Flavia; Facchin, Federica; Casadei, Raffaella; Vitale, Lorenza; Canaider, Silvia; Carinci, Paolo; Zannotti, Maria; Strippoli, Pierluigi

    2006-10-15

    UniGene Tabulator 1.0 provides a solution for full parsing of UniGene flat file format; it implements a structured graphical representation of each data field present in UniGene following import into a common database managing system usable in a personal computer. This database includes related tables for sequence, protein similarity, sequence-tagged site (STS) and transcript map interval (TXMAP) data, plus a summary table where each record represents a UniGene cluster. UniGene Tabulator enables full local management of UniGene data, allowing parsing, querying, indexing, retrieving, exporting and analysis of UniGene data in a relational database form, usable on Macintosh (OS X 10.3.9 or later) and Windows (2000, with service pack 4, XP, with service pack 2 or later) operating systems-based computers. The current release, including both the FileMaker runtime applications, is freely available at http://apollo11.isto.unibo.it/software/

  6. TED: A Tolerant Edit Distance for segmentation evaluation.

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    Funke, Jan; Klein, Jonas; Moreno-Noguer, Francesc; Cardona, Albert; Cook, Matthew

    2017-02-15

    In this paper, we present a novel error measure to compare a computer-generated segmentation of images or volumes against ground truth. This measure, which we call Tolerant Edit Distance (TED), is motivated by two observations that we usually encounter in biomedical image processing: (1) Some errors, like small boundary shifts, are tolerable in practice. Which errors are tolerable is application dependent and should be explicitly expressible in the measure. (2) Non-tolerable errors have to be corrected manually. The effort needed to do so should be reflected by the error measure. Our measure is the minimal weighted sum of split and merge operations to apply to one segmentation such that it resembles another segmentation within specified tolerance bounds. This is in contrast to other commonly used measures like Rand index or variation of information, which integrate small, but tolerable, differences. Additionally, the TED provides intuitive numbers and allows the localization and classification of errors in images or volumes. We demonstrate the applicability of the TED on 3D segmentations of neurons in electron microscopy images where topological correctness is arguable more important than exact boundary locations. Furthermore, we show that the TED is not just limited to evaluation tasks. We use it as the loss function in a max-margin learning framework to find parameters of an automatic neuron segmentation algorithm. We show that training to minimize the TED, i.e., to minimize crucial errors, leads to higher segmentation accuracy compared to other learning methods. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  7. Magnetic fluctuations in UNi4B

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    Mentink, S.A.M.; Mason, T.E.; Buyers, W.J.L.

    1997-01-01

    We investigate the magnetic fluctuation spectrum of the geometrically frustrated antiferromagnetic compound UNi4B, which partially orders below T-N = 20 K. An overdamped spin excitation is observed at the AF wave vector around 2.4 meV. Low-frequency, weakly Q-dependent inelastic scattering...

  8. Time Dependent and Steady Uni-axial Elongational Viscosity

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    Nielsen, Jens K.; Rasmussen, Henrik Koblitz; Hassager, Ole

    2005-01-01

    Here we present measurements of transient and steady uni-axial elongational viscosity, using the Filament Stretching Rheometer1 or FSR1 (see Fig. 1) of the following melts: Four narrow MMD polystyrene (PS) samples with weight-average molar mass Mw in the range of 50k to 390k. Three different bi......-disperse samples, mixed from the narrow MMD PS. Two low-density polyethylene (LDPE) melts (Lupolen 1840D and 3020D). A steady-state viscosity was kept for 1-2.5 Hencky strain units in all measurements....

  9. Ion exchange equilibrium for some uni-univalent and uni-divalent ...

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    The study on thermodynamics of ion exchange equilibrium for uni-univalent Cl-/I-, Cl-/Br-, and uni-divalent Cl-/SO42-, Cl-/C2O42- reaction systems was carried out using ion exchange resin Duolite A-102 D. The equilibrium constant K was calculated by taking into account the activity coefficient of ions both in solution as well ...

  10. Non-surgical treatment for eyelid retraction in thyroid eye disease (TED).

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    Grisolia, Ana Beatriz Diniz; Couso, Ricardo Christopher; Matayoshi, Suzana; Douglas, Raymond S; Briceño, César Augusto

    2017-08-09

    Thyroid eye disease (TED) is an autoimmune condition with an unpredictable course that may lead to permanent facial disfigurement. Eyelid retraction is one of the most common findings, and frequently demands attention due to ocular exposure and impaired cosmesis. Surgical treatment remains the most effective option, but there is a role for temporary corrections during the active phase of the disease, as well as in patients who are poor surgical candidates. The aim of this review is to describe the non-surgical modalities currently available for treatment of eyelid malposition in TED. The authors have focused on the use of hyaluronic acid, triamcinolone injections and botulinum toxin type A as non-surgical treatment alternatives, paying special attention to dosing, technique, efficacy and duration of effect. Non-surgical treatment modalities may represent viable in cases where surgical correction is not an option. Although temporary, these modalities appear to be beneficial for ocular exposure remediation, improving quality of life and broadening our therapeutic arsenal. © Article author(s) (or their employer(s) unless otherwise stated in the text of the article) 2017. All rights reserved. No commercial use is permitted unless otherwise expressly granted.

  11. Ted Geballe: A lifetime of contributions to superconductivity

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    Stewart, G.R.

    2015-01-01

    The editors have dedicated this special issue on superconducting materials “to Ted Geballe in honor of his numerous seminal contributions to the field of superconducting materials over more than 60 years, on the year of his 95th birthday.” Here, as an executive summary, are just a few highlights of his research in superconductivity, leavened with some anecdotes, and ending with some of Ted’s general insights and words of wisdom

  12. An update on TED gunshot detection system development status

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    Tidhar, Gil A.; Aphek, Ori; Gurovich, Martin

    2009-05-01

    In recent years the TED system has been under development, starting from new SWIR sensor technology, optics and real-time sensor technologies and following with complete system architecture as a soldier mounted optical gun shot detection system with high precision and imaging means. For the first time, the modules and the concept of operation of the system will be explained, with emphasis on new sensor-to-shooter capabilities. Actual field trial results will be shown.

  13. Ted Geballe: A lifetime of contributions to superconductivity

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    Stewart, G.R.

    2015-07-15

    The editors have dedicated this special issue on superconducting materials “to Ted Geballe in honor of his numerous seminal contributions to the field of superconducting materials over more than 60 years, on the year of his 95th birthday.” Here, as an executive summary, are just a few highlights of his research in superconductivity, leavened with some anecdotes, and ending with some of Ted’s general insights and words of wisdom.

  14. L’évolution de l’affirmative action aux États-Unis sous la présidence de George W. Bush Evolution of Affirmative Action in the United States during the Presidency of George W. Bush

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    Full Text Available L’offensive contre l’affirmative action engagée depuis les années 1980 s’est accrue pendant les deux mandats de la présidence Bush, et l’opinion publique s’est radicalisée, percevant désormais de plus en plus fréquemment ces programmes comme une série d’avantages indûment octroyés à un certain nombre de « privilégiés ». Tout programme d’affirmative action doit désormais être étayé par des disparity studies démontrant la réalité de la discrimination, et seules des mesures très ciblées (narrowly tailored sont autorisées pour y remédier. La charge de la preuve a été en quelque sorte inversée. Mais contrairement aux idées reçues, l’affirmative action n’est pas sur le point de disparaître aux États-Unis et malgré son hostilité de principe, le gouvernement Bush n’a pris aucune mesure concrète pour démanteler ces programmes. L’affirmative action connaît aujourd’hui plusieurs transformations majeures, l’évolution la plus marquante étant l’effacement du critère ethno-racial au profit de critères plus neutres et moins idéologiquement polarisants, essentiellement d’ordre géographique et territorial. Dans l’enseignement supérieur par exemple, des procédures d’admission codées ont vu le jour pour favoriser l’accès des minorités ethniques sous-représentées aux campus d’élite, et diverses stratégies de contournement ont été mises en place dans l’adjudication des marchés publics. Ces transformations sont également intéressantes à analyser d’un point de vue transnational, puisque l’on observe une convergence croissante avec le modèle français de discrimination positive, lui aussi fondé sur le camouflage et l’euphémisation de l’identité ethno-raciale et sur une logique de territoire.This article examines the fate of affirmative action in the United States during the eight years of the Bush administration. After a brief reminder of the major landmarks

  15. Obituary: Edward R. (Ted) Harrison, 1919-2007

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    Irvine, William M.; Arny, Thomas T.; Trimble, Virginia

    2007-12-01

    Cosmologist Edward R. (Ted) Harrison, emeritus Distinguished University Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, died on 29 January 2007 in his retirement city of Tucson, Arizona, where he was adjunct professor at the Steward Observatory, University of Arizona. The cause of death was colon cancer. He is survived by a sister, brother, and daughter. (A son died in 2000.) Perhaps best known for his work on the growth of fluctuations in the expanding universe and his books on cosmology for the dedicated layperson, Ted had extremely broad interests, and he published more than 200 papers in space sciences, plasma physics, high-energy physics, physical chemistry, and, principally, many aspects of astrophysics. He was a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Royal Astronomical Society, and the Institute of Physics (UK). Ted Harrison was born 8 January 1919 in London, England. His parents were Robert Harrison and Daisy Harrison (nee White). His education at Sir John Cass College, London University, was interrupted by the Second World War, during which he served for six years with the British Army in various campaigns, ultimately acting as Radar Adviser to the Northern Area of the Egyptian Army. It was during the latter service that he met his wife Photeni (nee Marangas). Following the War, Ted became a British Civil Servant, at first with the Atomic Energy Research Establishment in Harwell and then at the Rutherford High Energy Laboratory. During this period he acquired the equivalent of university degrees, becoming a graduate, then an Associate, and finally a Fellow of the Institute of Physics. His somewhat unorthodox education may have contributed to his broad interests and his very intuitive and physical approach to scientific problems. The latter became the bane of generations of graduate students, who might find themselves asked on their physics qualifying exams to

  16. Plant Protein Annotation in the UniProt Knowledgebase1

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    Schneider, Michel; Bairoch, Amos; Wu, Cathy H.; Apweiler, Rolf

    2005-01-01

    The Swiss-Prot, TrEMBL, Protein Information Resource (PIR), and DNA Data Bank of Japan (DDBJ) protein database activities have united to form the Universal Protein Resource (UniProt) Consortium. UniProt presents three database layers: the UniProt Archive, the UniProt Knowledgebase (UniProtKB), and the UniProt Reference Clusters. The UniProtKB consists of two sections: UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot (fully manually curated entries) and UniProtKB/TrEMBL (automated annotation, classification and extensive cross-references). New releases are published fortnightly. A specific Plant Proteome Annotation Program (http://www.expasy.org/sprot/ppap/) was initiated to cope with the increasing amount of data produced by the complete sequencing of plant genomes. Through UniProt, our aim is to provide the scientific community with a single, centralized, authoritative resource for protein sequences and functional information that will allow the plant community to fully explore and utilize the wealth of information available for both plant and nonplant model organisms. PMID:15888679

  17. Plant protein annotation in the UniProt Knowledgebase.

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    Schneider, Michel; Bairoch, Amos; Wu, Cathy H; Apweiler, Rolf

    2005-05-01

    The Swiss-Prot, TrEMBL, Protein Information Resource (PIR), and DNA Data Bank of Japan (DDBJ) protein database activities have united to form the Universal Protein Resource (UniProt) Consortium. UniProt presents three database layers: the UniProt Archive, the UniProt Knowledgebase (UniProtKB), and the UniProt Reference Clusters. The UniProtKB consists of two sections: UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot (fully manually curated entries) and UniProtKB/TrEMBL (automated annotation, classification and extensive cross-references). New releases are published fortnightly. A specific Plant Proteome Annotation Program (http://www.expasy.org/sprot/ppap/) was initiated to cope with the increasing amount of data produced by the complete sequencing of plant genomes. Through UniProt, our aim is to provide the scientific community with a single, centralized, authoritative resource for protein sequences and functional information that will allow the plant community to fully explore and utilize the wealth of information available for both plant and non-plant model organisms.

  18. Evaluation of thyroid eye disease: quality-of-life questionnaire (TED-QOL) in Korean patients.

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    Son, Byeong Jae; Lee, Sang Yeul; Yoon, Jin Sook

    2014-04-01

    To assess impaired quality of life (QOL) of Korean patients with thyroid eye disease (TED) using the TED-QOL questionnaire, to evaluate the adaptability of the questionnaire, and to assess the correlation between TED-QOL and scales of disease severity. Prospective, cross-sectional study. Total of 90 consecutive adult patients with TED and Graves' disease were included in this study. TED-QOL was translated into Korean and administered to the patients. The results were compared with clinical severity scores (clinical activity score, VISA (vision loss (optic neuropathy); inflammation; strabismus/motility; appearance/exposure) classification, modified NOSPECS (no signs or symptoms; only signs; soft tissue; proptosis; extraocular muscle; cornea; sight loss) score, Gorman diplopia scale, and European Group of Graves' Orbitopathy Classification). Clinical scores indicating inflammation and strabismus in patients with TED were positively correlated with overall and visual function-related QOL (Spearman coefficient 0.21-0.38, p < 0.05). Clinical scores associated with appearance were positively correlated with appearance-related QOL (Spearman coefficient 0.26-0.27, p < 0.05). In multivariate analysis, age, soft-tissue inflammation, motility disorder of modified NOSPECS, and motility disorder of VISA classification had positive correlation with overall and function-related QOL. Sex, soft-tissue inflammation, proptosis of modified NOSPECS, and appearance of VISA classification had correlation with appearance-related QOL. In addition, validity of TED-QOL was proved sufficient based on the outcomes of patient interviews and correlation between the subscales of TED-QOL. TED-QOL showed significant correlations with various objective clinical parameters of TED. TED-QOL was a simple and useful tool for rapid evaluation of QOL in daily outpatient clinics, which could be readily translated into different languages to be widely applicable to various populations. Copyright © 2014

  19. 78 FR 37217 - Ted P. Sorenson; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting...

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14519-000] Ted P. Sorenson; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On May 1, 2013, Ted P. Sorenson filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the...

  20. 50 CFR Figure 6 to Part 223 - TED Extension in Summer Flounder Trawl

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    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false TED Extension in Summer Flounder Trawl 6 Figure 6 to Part 223 Wildlife and Fisheries NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE MARINE MAMMALS THREATENED MARINE AND ANADROMOUS SPECIES Pt. 223, Fig. 6 Figure 6 to Part 223—TED...

  1. R. E. (Ted) Munn — Founding editor; a mini-biography

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    Taylor, Peter; Thomas, Morley; Truhlar, Ed; Whelpdale, Doug

    1996-02-01

    Ted Munn founded Boundary-Layer Meteorology in 1970 and served as Editor for 75 volumes over a 25 year period. This short article briefly reviews Ted's scientific career with the Atmospheric Environment Service (of Canada), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria and with the Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of Toronto, and as editor of this journal.

  2. Trajectories in higher education: ProUni in focus

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    Felicetti,Vera Lucia; Cabrera,Alberto F.

    2017-01-01

    Abstract Trajectories in higher education and the University for All Program (ProUni) are the central theme of this paper. The research question was: To what extent were some factors experienced during university difficulties in the academic trajectory of ProUni and non-ProUni graduates? The approach was quantitative with an explanatory goal. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used in the data analysis. The research subjects were 197 higher education graduates from a Southern Brazil ...

  3. Os subsídios à agricultura no comércio internacional: as políticas da União Europeia e dos Estados Unidos da América The agricultural subsidies in international trade: the policies adopted by the European Union and the United States of America

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    Flávio Marcelo Rodrigues Bruno

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo analisa a prática de subsídios à agricultura no comércio internacional, tendo como principal objetivo dimensionar a sua prática enquanto instrumento econômico estratégico para o setor agrícola, especialmente para os Estados Unidos e a União Europeia. Uma completa proibição dos subsídios não é desejável porque sua prática, em essência, constitui uma alternativa à busca do bem-estar social da nação. Contudo, a utilização dos subsídios agrícolas, na forma como vêm sendo praticados, constituem-se em intervenções de cunho protecionista que provocam distorções no comércio internacional. Sendo os Estados Unidos e a União Europeia as nações que mais os utilizam no comércio internacional, tem-se gerado preocupações sobre sua própria eficiência enquanto instrumento de política comercial estratégica para o comércio internacional.This study examines the practice of agricultural subsidies in international trade, aiming at scaling its practice as a strategic economic tool primarily for the agricultural sector, especially to the United States and the European Union. A complete ban on subsidies is not desirable because its practice, in essence, is a path to improve the welfare of the nation. However, the way the agricultural subsidies have been employed, constitute protectionist interventions that distort international trade. The United States and the European Union are the major users of this instrument in international trade, a factor that has raised concerns about their own efficiency as a strategic trade policy for international trade.

  4. A Pharmacy Elective Course on Creative Thinking, Innovation, and TED Talks

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    2016-01-01

    Objective. To implement and assess an elective course designed to enhance student creative thinking and presentation skills. Design. A two-credit elective course was developed that incorporated creative-thinking exercises, article discussions pertaining to creativity, TED Talk (TED Conferences, New York, NY) analyses, and presentation design and delivery exercises. Assessment. Assessment instruments included pre- and post-course Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT). A scoring rubric was developed and used to evaluate a final mock TED Talk presented to faculty and students. Course evaluations were also used to assess student experiences in the course. Students’ TTCT verbal creativity scores increased significantly (p<0.05) during the course and their mock TED Talk mean scores (135±6.4) out of 150 were rated highly. Conclusion. The outcomes from this elective course confirmed that pharmacy students could develop and present an original “idea worth sharing” using the TED Talk format. PMID:28179719

  5. A Pharmacy Elective Course on Creative Thinking, Innovation, and TED Talks.

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    Cain, Jeff

    2016-12-25

    Objective. To implement and assess an elective course designed to enhance student creative thinking and presentation skills. Design. A two-credit elective course was developed that incorporated creative-thinking exercises, article discussions pertaining to creativity, TED Talk (TED Conferences, New York, NY) analyses, and presentation design and delivery exercises. Assessment. Assessment instruments included pre- and post-course Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT). A scoring rubric was developed and used to evaluate a final mock TED Talk presented to faculty and students. Course evaluations were also used to assess student experiences in the course. Students' TTCT verbal creativity scores increased significantly ( p <0.05) during the course and their mock TED Talk mean scores (135±6.4) out of 150 were rated highly. Conclusion. The outcomes from this elective course confirmed that pharmacy students could develop and present an original "idea worth sharing" using the TED Talk format.

  6. Ted Irving and the Arc of APW Paths

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    Kent, D. V.

    2014-12-01

    Ted Irving's last two published papers neatly encapsulate his seminal contributions to the delineation of ever-important apparent polar wander (APW) paths. His final (210th) paper [Creer & Irving, 2012 Earth Sciences History] describes in detail how Ken Creer and he when still graduate students at Cambridge started to generate and assemble paleomagnetic data for the first APW path, for then only the UK; the paper was published 60 years ago and happened to be Ted's first [Creer, Irving & Runcorn, 1954 JGE]. Only 10 years later, there was already a lengthy reference list of paleomagnetic results available from most continents that had been compiled in pole lists he published in GJRAS from 1960 to 1965 and included in an appendix in his landmark book "Paleomagnetism" [Irving, 1964 Wiley] in support of wide ranging discussions of continental drift and related topics in chapters like 'Paleolatitudes and paleomeridians.' A subsequent innovation was calculating running means of poles indexed to a numerical geologic time scale [Irving, 1977 Nature], which with independent tectonic reconstructions as already for Gondwana allowed constructions of more detailed composite APW paths. His 1977 paper also coined Pangea B for an earlier albeit contentious configuration for the supercontinent that refuses to go away. Gliding over much work on APW tracks and hairpins in the Precambrian, we come to Ted's penultimate (209th) paper [Kent & Irving, 2010 JGR] in which individual poles from short-lived large igneous provinces were grouped and most sedimentary poles, many rather venerable, excluded as likely to be biased by variable degrees of inclination error. The leaner composite APW path helped to resurrect the Baja BC scenario of Cordilleran terrane motions virtually stopped in the 1980s by APW path techniques that relied on a few key but alas often badly skewed poles. The new composite APW path also revealed several major features, such as a huge polar shift of 30° in 15 Myr in the

  7. Practicioner Profile: An Interview with Ted Klontz, Ph.D.

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    Full Text Available Dr. Ted Klontz is generally considered to be one the leading pioneers in the field of financial therapy. He defines his role as a consultant, but this simple term masks the important role he has played in changing the attitudes and behaviors of clients worldwide. His innovative work has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and ABC’s 20/20 to name a few. Dr. Klontz currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Financial Therapy Association. In this interview the editors of the Journal of Financial Therapy ask questions related to what drives Dr. Klontz as a consultant/therapist.

  8. Antiferromagnetism and magnetoleasticity of UNiAl

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    Sechovsky, V.; Honda, F.; Svoboda, P.; Prokes, K.; Chernyavsky, O.; Doerr, M.; Rotter, M.; Loewenhaupt, M.

    2003-01-01

    We report on a thermal-expansion (TE) and magnetostriction (MS) study of the antiferromagnet UNiAl at temperatures 2-90 K and in magnetic fields up to 16.5 T applied along the c-axis. The TE along the c-axis (in 0 T) exhibits a broad valley centered around 35 K. This anomaly is nearly removed in 16.5 T. For T≤7 K a sharp metamagnetic transition (MT) observed in UNiAl at 11.4 T and it is accompanied by abrupt MS effects of +1.3x10 -4 and -1.8x10 -4 along the a- and c-axis, respectively. In fields above the MT a negligible additional negative MS is induced along c-axis whereas the a-axis and consequently the volume expand considerably, which indicates a field-induced enhancement of the U magnetic moment. T>7 K, the MT becomes gradually smeared out but a non-negligible MS is observed even for T>T N . In the light of these results the TE anomaly measured in zero field may be attributed to AF that survives at temperatures far above T N

  9. Magnetic phase diagrams of UNiGe

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    Nakotte, H.; Hagmusa, I.H.; Klaasse, J.C.P.; Hagmusa, I.H.; Klaasse, J.C.P.

    1997-01-01

    UNiGe undergoes two magnetic transitions in zero field. Here, the magnetic diagrams of UNiGe for B parallel b and B parallel c are reported. We performed temperatures scans of the magnetization in static magnetic fields up to 19.5T applied along the b and c axes. For both orientations 3 magnetic phases have been identified in the B-T diagrams. We confirmed the previously reported phase boundaries for B parallel c, and in addition we determined the location of the phase boundaries for B parallel b. We discuss a possible relationship of the two zero-field antiferromagnetic phases (commensurate: T<42K; incommensurate: 42K< T<50K) and the field-induced phase, which, at low temperatures, occurs between 18 and 25T or 4 and 10T for B parallel b or B parallel c, respectively. Finally, we discuss the field dependence of the electronic contribution γ to the specific heat for B parallel c up to 17.5T, and we find that its field dependence is similar to the one found in more itinerant uranium compounds

  10. Unconventional superconductivity of the heavy fermion compound UNi{sub 2}Al{sub 3}

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    Zakharov, Andrey

    2008-07-01

    The heavy fermion compound UNi{sub 2}Al{sub 3} exhibits the coexistence of superconductivity and magnetic order at low temperatures, stimulating speculations about possible exotic Cooper-pairing interaction in this superconductor. However, the preparation of good quality bulk single crystals of UNi{sub 2}Al{sub 3} has proven to be a non-trivial task due to metallurgical problems, which result in the formation of an UAl{sub 2} impurity phase and hence a strongly reduced sample purity. The present work concentrates on the preparation, characterization and electronic properties investigation of UNi{sub 2}Al{sub 3} single crystalline thin film samples. The preparation of thin films was accomplished in a molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) system. (100)-oriented epitaxial thin films of UNi{sub 2}Al{sub 3} were grown on single crystalline YAlO{sub 3} substrates cut in (010)- or (112)-direction. The high crystallographic quality of the samples was proved by several characterisation methods, such as X-ray analysis, RHEED and TEM. To study the magnetic structure of epitaxial thin films resonant magnetic X-ray scattering was employed. The magnetic order of thin the film samples, the formation of magnetic domains with different moment directions, and the magnetic correlation length were discussed. The electronic properties of the UNi{sub 2}Al{sub 3} thin films in the normal and superconducting states were investigated by means of transport measurements. A pronounced anisotropy of the temperature dependent resistivity {rho}(T) was observed. Moreover, it was found that the temperature of the resistive superconducting transition depends on the current direction, providing evidence for multiband superconductivity in UNi{sub 2}Al{sub 3}. The initial slope of the upper critical field H'{sub c2}(T) of the thin film samples suggests an unconventional spin-singlet superconducting state, as opposed to bulk single crystal data. To probe the superconducting gap of UNi{sub 2}Al{sub 3

  11. Ted Madden's Network Methods: Applications to the Earth's Schumann Resonances

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    Williams, E. R.; Yu, H.

    2014-12-01

    Ted Madden made clever use of electrical circuit concepts throughout his long career in geophysical research: induced polarization, DC resistivity, magnetotellurics, Schumann resonances, the transport properties of rocks and even elasticity and the brittle failure of stressed rocks. The general methods on network analogies were presented in a terse monograph (Madden, 1972) which came to be called "The Grey Peril" by his students, named more for the challenge of deciphering the material as for the color of its cover. This talk will focus on Ted's first major use of the transmission line analogy in treating the Earth's Schumann resonances. This approach in Madden and Thompson (1965) provided a greatly simplified two-dimensional treatment of an electromagnetic problem with a notable three-dimensional structure. This skillful treatment that included the role of the Earth's magnetic field also led to predictions that the Schumann resonance energy would leak into space, predictions that have been verified nearly 50 years later in satellite observations. An extension of the network analogy by Nelson (1967) using Green's function methods provides a means to treat the inverse problem for the background Schumann resonances for the global lightning activity. The development of Madden's methods will be discussed along with concrete results based on them for the monitoring of global lightning.

  12. TED 2013: The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered.

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    Select live sessions of Disrupt! and Dream! from TED 2013 (Technology, Education, Design) taking place in Long Beach, Florida will be screened in CERN’s Main Auditorium on 27 February, at 17:30 and 20:00.   The event, organised by TEDxCERN, is a curtain raiser for the TEDxCERN talks scheduled for 3 May on the theme "Multiplying Dimensions". The TEDxCERN May event reaches beyond particle physics to provide a stage for the expression of science in multiple dimensions and disciplines, unveiling a world in which physics intersects with other multi-dimensional disciplines and thought. TEDxCERN team is looking for volunteers. If you are interested, please e-mail us at info@tedxcern.com.

  13. Measurement of job motivation in TEDS-M: testing for invariance across countries and cultures

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    Laschke, Christin; Blömeke, Sigrid

    2016-01-01

    Abstract The paper presents the challenges of cross-country and cross-cultural research on the motivation to become a mathematics teacher based on data from the “Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M)”. Referring to studies from cross-cultural psychology, measurement invariance (MI) of constructs representing different motivations to become a teacher was examined in confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) across the countries that participated in TEDS-M. The data supported...

  14. Representasi Kriminalitas Dalam Film “Ted” Dan “Ted 2”

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    2015-01-01

    Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk melihat representasi kriminalitas dalam film “Ted” dan “Ted 2”. Bentuk-bentuk tindakan kriminalitas adalah pencurian, penyalahgunaan narkoba, tindakan asusila, pencopetan, penjambretan, penodongan senjata tajam/api, kekerasan fisik, penganiayaan, Perusakan barang orang lain, pembunuhan, penipuan dan korupsi. Film “Ted” dan “Ted 2” dipilih karena menampilkan tokoh utama “Teddy Bear yang identik dengan anak-anak, namun banyak menuai kontroversi. Peneliti ini mengg...

  15. Talk like TED the 9 public-speaking secrets of the world's top minds

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    Gallo, Carmine

    2014-01-01

    Ideas are the currency of the twenty-first century. In order to succeed, you need to be able to sell your ideas persuasively. This ability is the single greatest skill that will help you accomplish your dreams. TED Talks have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking. TED--which stands for technology, entertainment, and design--brings together the world's leading thinkers. These are the presentations that set the world on fire, and the techniques that top TED speakers use will make any presentation more dynamic, fire up any team, and give anyone the confidence to overcome their fear of public speaking. Public speaking coach and bestselling author Carmine Gallo has broken down hundreds of TED talks and interviewed the most popular TED presenters, as well as the top researchers in the fields of psychology, communications, and neuroscience to reveal the nine secrets of all successful TED presentations. Gallo's step-by-step method makes it possible for ...

  16. Thermodynamics of ion exchange equilibrium for some uni ...

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    The study on thermodynamics of ion exchange equilibrium for uni-univalent Cl-/I-, Cl-/Br-, and uni-divalent Cl-/SO42-, Cl-/C2O42- reaction systems was carried out using ion exchange resin Indion FF-IP. The equilibrium constant K was calculated by taking into account the activity coefficient of ions both in solution as well as ...

  17. Faunistic analysis of the insects associated to sugar-cane production in transition area amazon rain forest – cerrado (palm jungle União region, state of Piauí – Brazil Análise faunística de insetos associados à cultura da cana-de-açúcar, em área de transição floresta amazônica – cerrado (mata de cocal, no município de União – Piauí – Brasil

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    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available The objective of the project was to study the entomofauna associated to the sugar-cane commercial cultivation in União region, state of Piauí, Brazil. The insects were collected with light traps, model “Luiz de Queiroz” supplied with fluorescent lamps, ultraviolet, model F15 T8 BL posicioned in a height of 1,5m, at the geographic coordinates 21° 22’ 30” S and 48° 13’ 0” W. The traps were turned on at 18:00 and turned of 6:00 of the day after, from December, 2006 to December, 2007, coming down 52 samples. Weekly 287 species that were evaluated by using faunistic analysis of dominance, frequency, constancy and abundance, with 30 species distinguishing in these indexes. Astaena sp with 3.313 specimen collected in 44 from the 52 samples, Cyclocephala sp2 with 2415 collected in 51 from the 52 samples and Linepithema humile with 2299 in 18 samples.O presente trabalho teve como objetivo estudar a entomofauna associada ao cultivo comercial de cana-de-açúcar, no município de União, Estado do Piauí. Os insetos foram coletados com armadilha luminosa, modelo “Luiz de Queiroz”, provida de lâmpada F 15 T 8 BL. As coletas foram realizadas uma vez por semana, com a armadilha sendo ligada às 18:00 horas e desligada às 6:00 horas do dia seguinte, no período de dezembro de 2006 a dezembro de 2007, totalizando 52 coletas. Foram coletadas 287 espécies, submetidas à análise faunística de dominância, freqüência, abundância e constância, com 30 espécies se sobressaindo nestes índices. Astaena sp, apresentando 3.313 indivíduos, coletados em 44 das 52 coletas, Cyclocephala sp2 com 2.415 coletados em 51 das 52 e Linepithema humile com 2.299 presentes em 18 coletas.

  18. Re-launching nuclear energy in the United States: the last obstacles to be cleared; La relance de l'energie nucleaire aux Etats-Unis: les derniers obstacles a franchir

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    Babinet, R.

    2006-10-15

    The author discusses the different important events, notably within the context of energy policy and in relationship with economical factors, which concern the nuclear sector and occurred within the past few years in the United States (since 2001). He describes the failure of the 'all-gas' strategy, the strengthening of the nuclear sector since 2001 (evolution of the stock availability, of operators, of production). He discusses the role of the federal State in the re-launching of nuclear energy by facilitating the licensing procedure for new reactors and by addressing the waste storage issue. He comments the adoption of the global bill on energy (EPAct 2005) and the freezing of the Yucca Mountain storage site. This last aspect promotes the interest in waste transmutation and in related programs, and the implementation of the GNEP (global nuclear energy partnership) which notably proposed an international approach to limit an uncontrolled proliferation of nuclear cycle technologies

  19. TEDS-M 2008 User Guide for the International Database. Supplement 4: TEDS-M Released Mathematics and Mathematics Pedagogy Knowledge Assessment Items

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    Brese, Falk, Ed.

    2012-01-01

    The goal for selecting the released set of test items was to have approximately 25% of each of the full item sets for mathematics content knowledge (MCK) and mathematics pedagogical content knowledge (MPCK) that would represent the full range of difficulty, content, and item format used in the TEDS-M study. The initial step in the selection was to…

  20. The Reduction of TED in Ion Implanted Silicon

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    Jain, Amitabh

    2008-01-01

    The leading challenge in the continued scaling of junctions made by ion implantation and annealing is the control of the undesired transient enhanced diffusion (TED) effect. Spike annealing has been used as a means to reduce this effect and has proven successful in previous nodes. The peak temperature in this process is typically 1050 deg. C and the time spent within 50 deg. C of the peak is of the order of 1.5 seconds. As technology advances along the future scaling roadmap, further reduction or elimination of the enhanced diffusion effect is necessary. We have shown that raising the peak temperature to 1175 deg. C or more and reduction of the anneal time at peak temperature to less than a millisecond is effective in eliminating enhanced diffusion. We show that it is possible to employ a sequence of millisecond anneal followed by spike anneal to obtain profiles that do not exhibit gradient degradation at the junction and have junction depth and sheet resistance appropriate to the needs of future technology nodes. We have implemented millisecond annealing using a carbon dioxide laser to support high-volume manufacturing of 65 nm microprocessors and system-on-chip products. We further show how the use of molecular ion implantation to produce amorphousness followed by laser annealing to produce solid phase epitaxial regrowth results in junctions that meet the shallow depth and abruptness requirements of the 32 nm node.

  1. The Reduction of TED in Ion Implanted Silicon

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    Jain, Amitabh

    2008-11-01

    The leading challenge in the continued scaling of junctions made by ion implantation and annealing is the control of the undesired transient enhanced diffusion (TED) effect. Spike annealing has been used as a means to reduce this effect and has proven successful in previous nodes. The peak temperature in this process is typically 1050 °C and the time spent within 50 °C of the peak is of the order of 1.5 seconds. As technology advances along the future scaling roadmap, further reduction or elimination of the enhanced diffusion effect is necessary. We have shown that raising the peak temperature to 1175 °C or more and reduction of the anneal time at peak temperature to less than a millisecond is effective in eliminating enhanced diffusion. We show that it is possible to employ a sequence of millisecond anneal followed by spike anneal to obtain profiles that do not exhibit gradient degradation at the junction and have junction depth and sheet resistance appropriate to the needs of future technology nodes. We have implemented millisecond annealing using a carbon dioxide laser to support high-volume manufacturing of 65 nm microprocessors and system-on-chip products. We further show how the use of molecular ion implantation to produce amorphousness followed by laser annealing to produce solid phase epitaxial regrowth results in junctions that meet the shallow depth and abruptness requirements of the 32 nm node.

  2. The Universal Protein Resource (UniProt): an expanding universe of protein information.

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    Wu, Cathy H; Apweiler, Rolf; Bairoch, Amos; Natale, Darren A; Barker, Winona C; Boeckmann, Brigitte; Ferro, Serenella; Gasteiger, Elisabeth; Huang, Hongzhan; Lopez, Rodrigo; Magrane, Michele; Martin, Maria J; Mazumder, Raja; O'Donovan, Claire; Redaschi, Nicole; Suzek, Baris

    2006-01-01

    The Universal Protein Resource (UniProt) provides a central resource on protein sequences and functional annotation with three database components, each addressing a key need in protein bioinformatics. The UniProt Knowledgebase (UniProtKB), comprising the manually annotated UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot section and the automatically annotated UniProtKB/TrEMBL section, is the preeminent storehouse of protein annotation. The extensive cross-references, functional and feature annotations and literature-based evidence attribution enable scientists to analyse proteins and query across databases. The UniProt Reference Clusters (UniRef) speed similarity searches via sequence space compression by merging sequences that are 100% (UniRef100), 90% (UniRef90) or 50% (UniRef50) identical. Finally, the UniProt Archive (UniParc) stores all publicly available protein sequences, containing the history of sequence data with links to the source databases. UniProt databases continue to grow in size and in availability of information. Recent and upcoming changes to database contents, formats, controlled vocabularies and services are described. New download availability includes all major releases of UniProtKB, sequence collections by taxonomic division and complete proteomes. A bibliography mapping service has been added, and an ID mapping service will be available soon. UniProt databases can be accessed online at http://www.uniprot.org or downloaded at ftp://ftp.uniprot.org/pub/databases/.

  3. Évolution des relations entre État et cinéma au Royaume-Uni (1979-2005 The State and the Cinema in the United Kingdom: Evolving Relationships (1979-2005

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    Cecilia Tirtaine

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available A government can adopt two different stances regarding its domestic film industry. It may choose to support and protect it because of its cultural remit – or it may treat it like any other industry and adopt a laissez-faire attitude and let market forces determine its fate. The latter stance was adopted by the Thatcher government, which abolished the support system and protectionist measures from which British film had benefited for decades and granted it only few subsidies. The government severed almost all the existing links between the film industry and the State. These non-interventionist policies undoubtedly contributed to the dramatic drop in the number of British films produced and the chronic difficulties which the film industry experienced in the 1980s. The relationships between the government and the film industry have since changed considerably. The creation of the Film Council and the existence of a Film Minister within the government have definitely contributed to reinstating a dialogue between the industry and the government. State support in favour of film has increased dramatically in the past decade, with the introduction of tax incentives and new subsidies, which mostly derive from National Lottery revenues. The State’s investment in film is thus mainly indirect and it is clear that the government, by supporting British cinema, has in mind not only its contribution to the country’s culture but also to its economy. By changing the legal definition of a British film in order to entice into the UK foreign investors who want to benefit from attractive tax incentives, the government triggered an increase in the number of co-productions and foreign films shot in the UK – at the risk of undermining the identity of British cinema, and thus, the country’s culture.

  4. Sensitivity and responsiveness of the patient-reported TED-QOL to rehabilitative surgery in thyroid eye disease.

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    Fayers, Tessa; Fayers, Peter M; Dolman, Peter J

    2016-12-01

    We tested the sensitivity and responsiveness of the TED-QOL to rehabilitative surgery in thyroid eye disease (TED). The 3-item TED-QOL and 16-item GO-QOL, which assess quality of life (QoL) in TED, were administered to consecutive patients undergoing rehabilitative surgery. The questionnaires were completed pre-and post-operatively to assess sensitivity (ability to discriminate between different surgical groups) and responsiveness (ability to detect within patient changes over time).56 patients underwent 69 procedures for TED (29 orbital decompressions, 15 strabismus operations, 25 eyelid procedures). The differences in scores between the three types of surgery (a measure of sensitivity) were statistically significant at the 5% level pre-operatively and post-operatively for all 3 TED-QOL scales and for both GO-QOL scales, but much more so for the TED-QOL scales in each case. The within-patient changes between the pre- and post-operative scores for the same subjects (a measure of responsiveness) were statistically very highly significant for the TED-QOL overall and appearance scales for each of the surgeries. The pre- and post-operative difference for the TED-QOL functioning scale was highly statistically significant for strabismus surgery but not for decompression or lid surgery. The change between the pre- and post-operative scores for the GO-QOL was significant for the functioning scale with strabismus and lid surgery, and was highly significant for the appearance scale with lid surgery but not for strabismus surgery or decompression. The 3-item TED-QOL is sensitive and responsive to rehabilitative surgery in TED and compares favorably with the lengthier GO-QOL for these parameters.

  5. UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot, the Manually Annotated Section of the UniProt KnowledgeBase: How to Use the Entry View.

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    Boutet, Emmanuel; Lieberherr, Damien; Tognolli, Michael; Schneider, Michel; Bansal, Parit; Bridge, Alan J; Poux, Sylvain; Bougueleret, Lydie; Xenarios, Ioannis

    2016-01-01

    The Universal Protein Resource (UniProt, http://www.uniprot.org ) consortium is an initiative of the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB), the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) and the Protein Information Resource (PIR) to provide the scientific community with a central resource for protein sequences and functional information. The UniProt consortium maintains the UniProt KnowledgeBase (UniProtKB), updated every 4 weeks, and several supplementary databases including the UniProt Reference Clusters (UniRef) and the UniProt Archive (UniParc).The Swiss-Prot section of the UniProt KnowledgeBase (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot) contains publicly available expertly manually annotated protein sequences obtained from a broad spectrum of organisms. Plant protein entries are produced in the frame of the Plant Proteome Annotation Program (PPAP), with an emphasis on characterized proteins of Arabidopsis thaliana and Oryza sativa. High level annotations provided by UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot are widely used to predict annotation of newly available proteins through automatic pipelines.The purpose of this chapter is to present a guided tour of a UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot entry. We will also present some of the tools and databases that are linked to each entry.

  6. Analysis: climate policy in the United States: what economic instrument for a carbon price signal?; Politique climatique des Etats-Unis: quel instrument economique pour un signal-prix carbone?

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    2009-03-15

    At the time of his election as President of the United States, Barack Obama declared that 'We will make it clear to the world that America is ready to lead to protect our environment'. The 2050 objective of cutting CO{sub 2} emissions by 80% compared to the 1990 level, as affirmed in the election campaign, will involve directing the market in accordance with a carbon price signal that includes the true cost of greenhouse gas emissions so as to establish a policy that is both effective and credible, i.e. likely to lead developing countries into the global effort. An emission allowance market, rather than a carbon tax, should therefore come into being. However, those who advocate the tax - more numerous in academic circles than among political decision-makers - are sharpening up their arguments. In particular, they identify the measures to be taken if we wish to attain an environmental objective and curb social inequalities. Similar arguments could serve as the basis for an international agreement that would strongly incite emerging countries to reduce their emissions while remaining equitable towards them. (author)

  7. THE ROLES OF TED TALKS AND VLOG IN ENHANCING STUDENTS‘ ACTIVENESS IN SPEAKING CLASS

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    Candradewi Wahyu Anggraeni

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available The aims of this research are to describe the roles of TED Talks and Vlog in enhancing students‘ activeness in speaking class and to explain the students‘ perspectives toward the use of TED Talks and Vlog in speaking class. The research method used in this research is qualitative research design in the form of case study. The instruments of data collection are documents of students‘ vlog, observation, questionnaire, and interview. The participants of this research are the students of speaking class. This research has three significances which consist of theoretical, practical, and pedagogical significances. The theoretical significance is the research contributes to prove and add the speaking theories, whereas the practical significance is the research can be conducted by teachers, lecturers, or researchers to figure out the roles and the ways to improve students‘ participation in speaking class. In addition, the pedagogical significance shows that this research provides a reference of the use TED Talks and Vlog in enhancing students‘ activeness in speaking class, helps the students to be active in speaking class by following the lecturer‘s instruction toward the speaking activities given, and can be used as the empirical research finding toward students‘ activeness in speaking class. The findings show that TED Talks and Vlog have seven roles in order to help the students to be more active in speaking class and reveal the students‘ perceptions about virtues and hurdles toward the use of TED Talks and Vlog in speaking class.

  8. A community of curious souls: an analysis of commenting behavior on TED talks videos.

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    Tsou, Andrew; Thelwall, Mike; Mongeon, Philippe; Sugimoto, Cassidy R

    2014-01-01

    The TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Talks website hosts video recordings of various experts, celebrities, academics, and others who discuss their topics of expertise. Funded by advertising and members but provided free online, TED Talks have been viewed over a billion times and are a science communication phenomenon. Although the organization has been derided for its populist slant and emphasis on entertainment value, no previous research has assessed audience reactions in order to determine the degree to which presenter characteristics and platform affect the reception of a video. This article addresses this issue via a content analysis of comments left on both the TED website and the YouTube platform (on which TED Talks videos are also posted). It was found that commenters were more likely to discuss the characteristics of a presenter on YouTube, whereas commenters tended to engage with the talk content on the TED website. In addition, people tended to be more emotional when the speaker was a woman (by leaving comments that were either positive or negative). The results can inform future efforts to popularize science amongst the public, as well as to provide insights for those looking to disseminate information via Internet videos.

  9. A community of curious souls: an analysis of commenting behavior on TED talks videos.

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    Andrew Tsou

    Full Text Available The TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design Talks website hosts video recordings of various experts, celebrities, academics, and others who discuss their topics of expertise. Funded by advertising and members but provided free online, TED Talks have been viewed over a billion times and are a science communication phenomenon. Although the organization has been derided for its populist slant and emphasis on entertainment value, no previous research has assessed audience reactions in order to determine the degree to which presenter characteristics and platform affect the reception of a video. This article addresses this issue via a content analysis of comments left on both the TED website and the YouTube platform (on which TED Talks videos are also posted. It was found that commenters were more likely to discuss the characteristics of a presenter on YouTube, whereas commenters tended to engage with the talk content on the TED website. In addition, people tended to be more emotional when the speaker was a woman (by leaving comments that were either positive or negative. The results can inform future efforts to popularize science amongst the public, as well as to provide insights for those looking to disseminate information via Internet videos.

  10. Ted Hall and the science of biological microprobe X-ray analysis: a historical perspective of methodology and biological dividends.

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    Gupta, B L

    1991-06-01

    This review surveys the emergence of electron probe X-ray microanalysis as a quantitative method for measuring the chemical elements in situ. The extension of the method to the biological sciences under the influence of Ted Hall is reviewed. Some classical experiments by Hall and his colleagues in Cambridge, UK, previously unpublished, are described; as are some of the earliest quantitative results from the cryo-sections obtained in Cambridge and elsewhere. The progress of the methodology is critically evaluated from the earliest starts to the present state of the art. Particular attention has been focused on the application of the method in providing fresh insights into the role of ions in cell and tissue physiology and pathology. A comprehensive list of references is included for a further pursuit of the topics by the interested reader.

  11. Serum concentrations of interleukin (IL-)1alpha, 1beta, 6 and tumor necrosis factor (TNF-) alpha in patients with thyroid eye disease (TED).

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    Laban-Guceva, Nevenka; Bogoev, Milko; Antova, Magdalena

    2007-01-01

    Serum proinflamatory cytokines were found to be altered in Graves disease (GD) and in TED. Serum values of IL1alpha, IL-1beta, IL-6, TNF-alpha were assessed in 22 patients with TED before and after treatment (aged 46.82 +/- 12.47, M:F=16:6). Free thyroxin was high, TSH low, thyroid ultrasound showed diffuse thyroid enlargement, treatment with antithyroid drugs propylthyouracil (PTU) or methymasol (MMI) resulted in clinical and hormonal remission. Several months after the initiation of the signs of hyperthyroidism, a progression in the ophthalmopathy was observed (Hertel up to 25 mm: normal 15-17 mm) while patients were clinically and hormonally euthyroid. Blood was collected in euthyroid state (with TED signs present, before corticosteroid therapy (CS) treatment) and after 3 months of treatment (patients without TED and without TED treatment). CS resulted in response of 8/22 patients. Ophthalmic irradiation (01) given with CS therapy, resulted in a response in twelve patients (12/12). Lack of response to CS treatment, with rapid increase in proptosis, and loss of visual acuity prompted ophthalmic decompression (OD) in two patients. Both recovered visual acuity, while proptosis fell under 25 mm Hertel. The control group had 29 persons (aged 51.86 +/-10.52, M:F = 16:13). A significant difference was found in the serum levels of IL-1alpha between the groups of controls (0.74+/-0.55 pg/ml) and patients before treatment (1.85 +/- 1.85 pg/ml; p TED treatment its concentration raised to 2.07 +/- 1.82 pg/ml (higher than the pretreatment; NS). For patients with low Clinical Activity Score (CAS) scores (1-5) there was no change in IL-6 concentrations before (1.03+/-o.64 pg/ml) and after treatment (1.07 +/- 0.63 pg/ml). Patients with higher CAS scores (6-10) had a change in IL-6 levels (from 1.32+/-1.00 to 2.67 +/- 4.84; p > 0.05). In addition, patients with pathological VEP had no changes in IL-6 (from 0.93 +/- 0.53 to 0.97 +/- 0.32 pg/ml), while patients with normal VEP had

  12. TEDS-M 2008 User Guide for the International Database. Supplement 3: Variables Derived from the Educator and Future Teacher Data

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    Brese, Falk, Ed.

    2012-01-01

    This supplement contains documentation on all the derived variables contained in the TEDS-M educator and future teacher data files. These derived variables were used to report data in the TEDS-M international reports. The variables that constitute the scales and indices are made available as part of the TEDS-M International Database to be used in…

  13. Understanding Public Perceptions of TED Talks: Influence and Impact of a Multi-Platform, Multi-Venue Non-Profit Organization as a Communicative Space

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    Rogers, Tarsha

    2017-01-01

    TED Talks has become a worldwide phenomenon attended by many at its conferences, TEDx community-based events, TED.com, and YouTube videos. Previous studies have delved into TED Talks' impact in the educational sector, as it has been used by many educators and students alike in the classroom. Utilizing a qualitative exploratory approach, this study…

  14. Transport properties and phase diagram of UNi2Si2

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    Ning, Y.B.; Garrett, J.D.; Datars, W.R.; McMaster Univ., Hamilton, ON

    1992-01-01

    The resistivity and Hall coefficient of single-crystal UNi 2 Si 2 have been studied in detail for the temperature range 4.2-300 K. The resistivity of UNi 2 Si 2 is largely due to magnetic scattering and the phonon scattering contribution is estimated to be about 14% at room temperature. At low temperatures, the resistivity can be described by a gapped spin-wave model plus a T 2 term. The temperature dependence of the Hall coefficient is accounted for by a theoretical model invoking skew scattering of conduction electrons by localized magnetic moments. Among the three magnetic phase transition temperatures, the two lower ones are found to be magnetic field dependent and shift with the field applied along the tetragonal c axis. Using the resistivity measurement in an applied magnetic field, a field-temperature phase diagram of UNi 2 Si 2 is presented. (author)

  15. The success rate of TED upper eyelid retraction reoperations.

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    Golan, Shani; Rootman, Dan B; Goldberg, Robert A

    2016-12-01

    Although reoperation rates for upper lid retraction surgery for thyroid eye disease (TED) typically range between 8% and 23%, there is little literature describing the outcomes of these second operations. In this retrospective observational cohort study, all patients that underwent surgery for upper eyelid retraction over a 14-year period at a single institution were included. Cases were included if a second eyelid retraction surgery was performed during the study period. Success of surgery was defined as a marginal reflex distance (MRD1) of 2.5 to 4.5 mm in each eye and less than 1 mm difference in MRD1 between the eyes. Overcorrection and undercorrection were defined as above and below these bounds, respectively. 72 eyes in 49 patients were included in the study. The mean age was 56.6 (±11.5) years. By definition, all patients had at least 1 lid lengthening surgery for upper eyelid retraction, and at least 1 subsequent surgery. For this second surgery, 61 eyes (85%) underwent retraction surgery and 11 eyes (15%) underwent ptosis surgery. After this second operation, 31% were undercorrected and 33% were overcorrected. A third surgery was performed in 19 eyes (25%), 12 had surgery for residual retraction and 7 for ptosis. After the third operation 10% of eyes were under corrected and 11% were over corrected. Four patients underwent a fourth surgery: one for retraction and three for ptosis. Success was noted in 35% after the second surgery and 44% after the third. Surgical success in eyelid retraction surgery increases from a second to a third consecutive surgery, and residual asymmetry was roughly equally distributed between over- and undercorrection.

  16. Expressing epistemic stance in University lectures and TED talks: a contrastive corpu-based analysis

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    Full Text Available Abstract – This study explores the web-mediated genre of TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design talks, speech events whereby experts in their field disseminate knowledge from different domains (e.g. science, technology, design, global issues addressing an audience of both co-present participants and web-users all over the world. The aim of this study is to investigate the way academics convey epistemic stance (Conrad, Biber 2000 and build up their image as experts on the TED stage. To this purpose, a contrastive analysis was carried out comparing two corpora of spoken discourse, i.e. a corpus of TED talks and a corpus of MICASE university lectures from different disciplines. Although in both genres the speaker is an academic, both the communicative purpose and audience expectations differ substantially in the two contexts under scrutiny. This comparison highlights some distinguishing traits of TED talks and provides a better insight into this genre. Adopting a corpus-based approach, attention is first paid to the most recurrent epistemic lexical verbs (ELVs and to the use of first and second person pronouns in the two corpora. The qualitative analysis then focuses on similarities and differences in the discourse functions of the four most frequent ELVs (see, show, know, think and of their clusters when they combine with first and second person pronouns in the two corpora. Previous studies in the field of English for Academic Purposes (Rounds 1987; Fortanet 2004; Walsh 2004; Artiga León 2006; Bamford 2009 are referred to as a starting point to investigate a novel, unexplored pragmatic space (i.e. that of TED wherein academics accomplish purposes other than merely disseminating knowledge and training students, such as promoting their research and building up their image as experts. Keywords: Languages for Special Purposes, popularization, web-mediated genres, evidentiality, epistemic stance  Abstract – I generi mediati dalla rete svolgono un

  17. Magnetic phenomena in UNi1-xRhxAl compounds

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    Andreev, A.V.; Dremov, R.V.; Uwatoko, Y.; Mushnikov, N.V.; Goto, T.; Shiokawa, Y.; Homma, Y.; Hagmusa, I.H.; Klaasse, J.C.P.

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    We report on structure investigation and magnetization study of UNi 1-x Rh x Al solid solutions between an antiferromagnet UNiAl and a ferromagnet URhAl. The ZrNiAl-type hexagonal crystal structure of the parent compounds is preserved in the whole concentration range. Magnetization was measured as a function of magnetic field, temperature and external hydrostatic pressure. The observed complex evolution of magnetic phenomena with Rh substitution for Ni is discussed in terms of effects of the varying 5f-ligand hybridization. A tentative magnetic phase diagram is proposed. (orig.)

  18. Near-infrared emission bands of TeH and TeD

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    Fink, E. H.; Setzer, K. D.; Ramsay, D. A.; Vervloet, M.

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    High-resolution emission spectra of TeH and TeD have been obtained in the region 4200 to 3600 cm -1 using a Bomem DA3.002 Fourier transform spectrometer. Analyses are given for the 0-0 and 1-1 bands of the X 22Π{1}/{2}-X 12Π{3}/{2} system of TeH and for the 0-0 band of TeD. In addition the 2-0 vibrational overtone bands of 130TeH, 128TeH, and 126TeH are observed and analyzed. Accurate molecular constants are given for the first time.

  19. The Baltic States and their «return to Europe» : from the break with the USSR to integration into the European Union and NATO | El «retorno a Europa» de los Países Bálticos : de la ruptura con la URSS a la integración en la Unión Europea y la Alianza Atlántica del siglo XXI

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    Full Text Available Between August and September 1991, the Baltic States forced their break with the USSR, just a few months before the latter disintegrated. From that moment on, the recovery of national independence and sovereignty – first established during the inter-war period only to be thwarted by the pact between Germany and the Soviet Union in 1939 – as well as the consolidation of democracy, the rule of law and a market economy, were given impetus by their desire to join the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. After more than a decade of major transformations, both political and socio-economic in nature, the three Baltic States – Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia – have successfully achieved the two fundamental prerequisites for a future of peace, liberty, prosperity and security in the twenty-first century: their «return to Europe» as members of the European Union and their link with the Euro-Atlantic military alliance as members of NATO. | Entre agosto y septiembre de 1991, los Países Bálticos forzaron su ruptura con la Unión Soviética, pocos meses antes de que ésta se desintegrara totalmente. A partir de ese momento, la recuperación de su independencia y soberanía nacional -fraguada por primera vez en la época de entreguerras y frustrada por el pacto germano-soviético de 1939-, así como la consolidación de la democracia y el Estado de Derecho y la economía social de mercado, fue de la mano de su aspiración de integración en la Unión Europea y en la Organización del Tratado del Atlántico Norte. Después de más de una década de grandes transformaciones, tanto políticas como socioeconómicas, los tres Países Bálticos -Lituania, Estonia y Letonia- han logrado cumplir con éxito aquellos dos objetivos fundamentales para su futuro en paz, libertad, prosperidad y seguridad en el siglo XXI: el «retorno a Europa» en el marco de la Unión Europea y su vinculazión a la alianza militar euroatlántica dentro de la

  20. UniBoard: generic hardware for radio astronomy signal processing

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    Hargreaves, J. E.

    2012-09-01

    UniBoard is a generic high-performance computing platform for radio astronomy, developed as a Joint Research Activity in the RadioNet FP7 Programme. The hardware comprises eight Altera Stratix IV Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) interconnected by a high speed transceiver mesh. Each FPGA is connected to two DDR3 memory modules and three external 10Gbps ports. In addition, a total of 128 low voltage differential input lines permit connection to external ADC cards. The DSP capability of the board exceeds 644E9 complex multiply-accumulate operations per second. The first production run of eight boards was distributed to partners in The Netherlands, France, Italy, UK, China and Korea in May 2011, with a further production runs completed in December 2011 and early 2012. The function of the board is determined by the firmware loaded into its FPGAs. Current applications include beamformers, correlators, digital receivers, RFI mitigation for pulsar astronomy, and pulsar gating and search machines The new UniBoard based correlator for the European VLBI network (EVN) uses an FX architecture with half the resources of the board devoted to station based processing: delay and phase correction and channelization, and half to the correlation function. A single UniBoard can process a 64MHz band from 32 stations, 2 polarizations, sampled at 8 bit. Adding more UniBoards can expand the total bandwidth of the correlator. The design is able to process both prerecorded and real time (eVLBI) data.

  1. IFRSs in de Europese Unie : Een paard van Troje?

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    Vergoossen, R.G.A.

    2007-01-01

    De regelgeving rondom de externe financiële verslaggeving van ondernemingen is ingrijpend veranderd. De veranderingen houden vooral verband met het van kracht worden van de International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) voor het beursgenoteerde bedrijfsleven in de Europese Unie. De introductie

  2. Uni- and omnidirectional simulation tools for integrated optics

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    Stoffer, Remco

    2001-01-01

    This thesis presents several improvements on simulation methods in integrated optics, as well as some new methods. Both uni- and omnidirectional tools are presented; for the unidirectional methods, the emphasis is on higher-order accuracy; for the omnidirectional methods, the boundary conditions are

  3. Anmeldung in ILIAS ohne Uni-Login-ID

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    Gewusst wie...! Online-Tutorial der Universitätsbibliothek Tübingen. Erklärt die Anmeldung in Ilias zu Führungen ohne Uni-Login-ID Online Tutorial from university library tuebingen. teaches how to register in Ilias for courses and guided tours without university login

  4. A União Bancária resolve?

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    Nuno Cunha Rodrigues

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    Full Text Available O presente artigo corresponde ao texto da intervenção realizada no dia 26 de janeiro de 2016, na Faculdade de Direito de Lisboa, na conferência organizada pelo IDEFF e pelo Instituto Europeu subordinada ao tema “O Sistema Financeiro Português”. Partindo da análise dos três pilares da união bancária, o artigo reflete sobre a resolução de dois bancos em Portugal – o BES (Novo Banco e o BANIF – bem como sobre o surgimento daquela união no contexto da crise financeira, concluindo que, sem uma verdadeira união económica e monetária, ainda por concretizar, a união bancária não permitirá resolver alguns dos problemas estruturais da União Europeia. | "Does the Banking Union solve?" The article is the text of the speech held on January 26, 2016, at the Law School of Lisbon, at the conference organized by IDEFF and the European Institute entitled "The Portuguese financial system." Based on the analysis of the three pillars of the banking union, the article reflects on the resolution of two banks in Portugal - BES (Novo Banco and BANIF - as well as the emergence of the banking union in the context of the financial crisis, concluding that without true economic and monetary union, yet to be achieved, the banking union will not be able to solve some of the structural problems of the European Union.

  5. Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions Aged 12 to 14. The TEDS Report

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    This report uses data from the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) for 2008 to provide information on the characteristics of youths aged 12 to 14 admitted to substance abuse treatment. In 2008, approximately 23,770 substance abuse treatment admissions were adolescents aged 12 to 14. The two most frequently reported primary substances of abuse among…

  6. Kanada helilooja Ted Dawsoniga Pärnu orelifestivalilt Kristoferi festivalile Vilniuses / Sirje Normet

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    2006-01-01

    Kanada heliloojast Ted Dawsonist, sidemetsest Eestiga, tema vokaaltsükli "Andres Ehin Cycle" esiettekandest Pärnu orelifestivalil ja klaverikontserdi "Wisteria" Euroopa esiettekandest Vilniuses toimunud ning 28. augustil lõppenud kirikumuusika festivali "St Christophoruse Festival" lõppkontserdil. Klaverikontserdi esitasid Aleksandra Juozapenaite-Eesmaa ja festivali kammerorkester Donatas Katkuse juhatusel

  7. Measurement of Job Motivation in TEDS-M: Testing for Invariance across Countries and Cultures

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    Laschke, Christin; Blömeke, Sigrid

    2016-01-01

    The paper presents the challenges of cross-country and cross-cultural research on the motivation to become a mathematics teacher based on data from the "Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics" ("TEDS-M"). Referring to studies from cross-cultural psychology, measurement invariance (MI) of constructs representing…

  8. 50 CFR Figure 12 to Part 223 - Escape Opening & Cover Dimensions for 71-inch TED

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    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Escape Opening & Cover Dimensions for 71-inch TED 12 Figure 12 to Part 223 Wildlife and Fisheries NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE MARINE MAMMALS THREATENED MARINE AND ANADROMOUS SPECIES Pt. 223, Fig. 12 Figure 12 to...

  9. Investigating Student Choices in Performing Higher-Level Comprehension Tasks Using TED

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    Bianchi, Francesca; Marenzi, Ivana

    2016-01-01

    The current paper describes a first experiment in the use of TED talks and open tagging exercises to train higher-level comprehension skills, and of automatic logging of the student's actions to investigate the student choices while performing analytical tasks. The experiment took advantage of an interactive learning platform--LearnWeb--that…

  10. 50 CFR Figure 13 to Part 223 - Single Grid Hard TED Escape Opening

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    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Single Grid Hard TED Escape Opening 13 Figure 13 to Part 223 Wildlife and Fisheries NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE MARINE MAMMALS THREATENED MARINE AND ANADROMOUS SPECIES Pt. 223, Fig. 13 Figure 13 to Part 223—Singl...

  11. Leveraging Automatic Speech Recognition Errors to Detect Challenging Speech Segments in TED Talks

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    Mirzaei, Maryam Sadat; Meshgi, Kourosh; Kawahara, Tatsuya

    2016-01-01

    This study investigates the use of Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) systems to epitomize second language (L2) listeners' problems in perception of TED talks. ASR-generated transcripts of videos often involve recognition errors, which may indicate difficult segments for L2 listeners. This paper aims to discover the root-causes of the ASR errors…

  12. 50 CFR Figure 15 to Part 223 - Weedless TED Brace Bar Description

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    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Weedless TED Brace Bar Description 15 Figure 15 to Part 223 Wildlife and Fisheries NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE MARINE MAMMALS THREATENED MARINE AND ANADROMOUS SPECIES Pt. 223, Fig. 15 Figure 15 to Part 223...

  13. Acute thyroid eye disease (TED): principles of medical and surgical management.

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    Verity, D H; Rose, G E

    2013-03-01

    The active inflammatory phase of thyroid eye disease (TED) is mediated by the innate immune system, and management is aimed at aborting this self-limited period of autoimmune activity. In most patients with TED, ocular and adnexal changes are mild and management involves controlling thyroid dysfunction, cessation of smoking, and addressing ocular surface inflammation and exposure. In patients with acute moderate disease, this being sufficient to impair orbital functions, immunosuppression reduces the long-term sequelae of acute inflammation, and adjunctive fractionated low-dose orbital radiotherapy is used as a steroid-sparing measure. Elective surgery is often required following moderate TED, be it for proptosis, diplopia, lid retraction, or to debulk the eyelid, and this should be delayed until the disease is quiescent, with the patient stable and weaned off all immunosuppression. Thus, surgical intervention during the active phase of moderate disease is rarely indicated, although clinical experience suggests that, where there is significant orbital congestion, early orbital decompression can limit progression to more severe disease. Acute severe TED poses a major risk of irreversible loss of vision due to marked exposure keratopathy, 'hydraulic' orbital congestion, or compressive optic neuropathy. If performed promptly, retractor recession with or without a suture tarsorrhaphy protects the ocular surface from severe exposure and, in patients not responding to high-dose corticosteroid treatment, decompression of the deep medial orbital wall and floor can rapidly relieve compressive optic neuropathy, as well as alleviate the inflammatory and congestive features of raised orbital pressure.

  14. BrassicaTED - a public database for utilization of miniature transposable elements in Brassica species.

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    Murukarthick, Jayakodi; Sampath, Perumal; Lee, Sang Choon; Choi, Beom-Soon; Senthil, Natesan; Liu, Shengyi; Yang, Tae-Jin

    2014-06-20

    MITE, TRIM and SINEs are miniature form transposable elements (mTEs) that are ubiquitous and dispersed throughout entire plant genomes. Tens of thousands of members cause insertion polymorphism at both the inter- and intra- species level. Therefore, mTEs are valuable targets and resources for development of markers that can be utilized for breeding, genetic diversity and genome evolution studies. Taking advantage of the completely sequenced genomes of Brassica rapa and B. oleracea, characterization of mTEs and building a curated database are prerequisite to extending their utilization for genomics and applied fields in Brassica crops. We have developed BrassicaTED as a unique web portal containing detailed characterization information for mTEs of Brassica species. At present, BrassicaTED has datasets for 41 mTE families, including 5894 and 6026 members from 20 MITE families, 1393 and 1639 members from 5 TRIM families, 1270 and 2364 members from 16 SINE families in B. rapa and B. oleracea, respectively. BrassicaTED offers different sections to browse structural and positional characteristics for every mTE family. In addition, we have added data on 289 MITE insertion polymorphisms from a survey of seven Brassica relatives. Genes with internal mTE insertions are shown with detailed gene annotation and microarray-based comparative gene expression data in comparison with their paralogs in the triplicated B. rapa genome. This database also includes a novel tool, K BLAST (Karyotype BLAST), for clear visualization of the locations for each member in the B. rapa and B. oleracea pseudo-genome sequences. BrassicaTED is a newly developed database of information regarding the characteristics and potential utility of mTEs including MITE, TRIM and SINEs in B. rapa and B. oleracea. The database will promote the development of desirable mTE-based markers, which can be utilized for genomics and breeding in Brassica species. BrassicaTED will be a valuable repository for scientists

  15. Organisation of biological research carried out in the United States by the A.E.C. or under her contract (1960); Organisation des recherches biologiques menees aux Etats-Unis par l'A.E.C. ou sous son egide. Compte-rendu sommaire d'une mission d'etude (1960)

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    Pellerin, J [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France).Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

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    This report is based on information gathered in the course of a trip to the United States, in November and December 1958 which consisted chiefly of visits to the main biological and medical research laboratories and discussions with the heads of these establishments. A description is given of the general organisation of the Atomic Energy Commission's Division of Biology and Medicine, and of the distribution of responsibility for radiation protection work and for biological, medical and agricultural research amongst the various Services attached to it; this is followed by a more detailed account of the activities carried on in this field at the great national laboratories. Finally, the systems of collaboration set up with external research organisations in the form of research contracts are examined, together with the substantial help provided by the A.E.C. for biological, medical and agricultural research in general, owing to a systematic policy of subsidising the distribution of radioisotopes for this purpose. (author) [French] Le present rapport a ete etabli sur la base des renseignements recueillis au cours d'un voyage d'etude aux Etats-Unis, en novembre et decembre 1958, comportant notamment la visite des principaux laboratoires de recherche biologique et medicale et des entretiens avec les principaux responsables de ces laboratoires. Apres une description de l'organisation generale de la 'Division of Biology and Medicine' de l'Atomic Energy Commission et de la repartition entre les divers Services qui lui sont rattaches des responsabilites concernant la protection contre les radiations et la Recherche biologique, medicale et agronomique, des indications plus detaillees sont donnees au sujet des activites poursuivies dans ce domaine au sein des grands laboratoires nationaux. Sont examinees enfin, l'importance et les modalites de la collaboration instituee avec les Organismes de Recherche exterieurs sous la forme de contrats de recherche ainsi que l

  16. Organisation of biological research carried out in the United States by the A.E.C. or under her contract (1960); Organisation des recherches biologiques menees aux Etats-Unis par l'A.E.C. ou sous son egide. Compte-rendu sommaire d'une mission d'etude (1960)

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    Pellerin, J. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France).Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1960-07-01

    This report is based on information gathered in the course of a trip to the United States, in November and December 1958 which consisted chiefly of visits to the main biological and medical research laboratories and discussions with the heads of these establishments. A description is given of the general organisation of the Atomic Energy Commission's Division of Biology and Medicine, and of the distribution of responsibility for radiation protection work and for biological, medical and agricultural research amongst the various Services attached to it; this is followed by a more detailed account of the activities carried on in this field at the great national laboratories. Finally, the systems of collaboration set up with external research organisations in the form of research contracts are examined, together with the substantial help provided by the A.E.C. for biological, medical and agricultural research in general, owing to a systematic policy of subsidising the distribution of radioisotopes for this purpose. (author) [French] Le present rapport a ete etabli sur la base des renseignements recueillis au cours d'un voyage d'etude aux Etats-Unis, en novembre et decembre 1958, comportant notamment la visite des principaux laboratoires de recherche biologique et medicale et des entretiens avec les principaux responsables de ces laboratoires. Apres une description de l'organisation generale de la 'Division of Biology and Medicine' de l'Atomic Energy Commission et de la repartition entre les divers Services qui lui sont rattaches des responsabilites concernant la protection contre les radiations et la Recherche biologique, medicale et agronomique, des indications plus detaillees sont donnees au sujet des activites poursuivies dans ce domaine au sein des grands laboratoires nationaux. Sont examinees enfin, l'importance et les modalites de la collaboration instituee avec les Organismes de Recherche exterieurs sous la forme de

  17. Governar o estado para a participação de entidades privadas na provisão, financiamento e gestão dos sistemas educativos na União Europeia Governing the State for the involvement of private commercial and non-commercial entities in the provision, financing and management of education systems in the European Union

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    Clementina Marques Cardoso

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    Full Text Available A participação de entidades privadas comerciais¹ e não-comerciais na gestão, financiamento, provisão, avaliação e inspecção da educação na União Europeia é consolidada através de parcerias, contratação directa, criação de serviços paralelos. Essa consolidação é mediada pelas condições histórico-político-económicas de cada país e o seu quadro de acção distingue-se das regras de decisão pública. As funções do Estado e o papel do governo alteram-se para acompanhar e estimular essa participação e os efeitos desta alteração são vísiveis ao nível das regras da gestão, administração, financiamento e actividade reguladora que se reconfiguram como consequência da redefinição dos mecanismos de financiamento e do que se entende por autonomia escolar.The involvement of private commercial and noncommercial entities in the management, financing, provision, assessment and inspection of education in the European Union is consolidating through partnerships and commercial contracts and the creation of parallel services. This consolidation is mediated by each country's historical-political-economic conditions and its framework of action is different from public decision-making rules. The functions of the state and the role of governments are changing to follow and to stimulate such involvement. The effects of such changes can be seen in the rules of management, administration, financing and regulatory activities, which that are reconfigured by the redefinition of financing mechanisms and by what is understood to be school autonomy.

  18. IJUE. Tema 3. Les competències de la Unió Europea

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    PowerPoint del Tema 3 de la asignatura "Institucions Jurídiques de la Unió Europea". Curso académico 2017-2018. Tema 3. Les competències de la Unió Europea. 1. L’atribució de competències a la Unió Europea. 2. La delimitació de les competències a la Unió Europea. 3. Els principis que regeixen l’exercici de les competències. 4. L’exercici de les competències de la Unió per “alguns Estats membres”.

  19. Effect of pressure on thermal expansion of UNiGa

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    Honda, F.; Andreev, A.V.; Havela, L.; Prokes, K.; Sechovsky, V.

    1997-01-01

    The thermal expansion of single crystalline UNiGa has been measured along the crystallographic axes (a and c) under pressures up to 1.1 GPa. The linear thermal expansion both in the paramagnetic and antiferromagnetic ranges is strongly anisotropic. The antiferromagnetic ordering is accompanied by considerable (10 -4 ) linear spontaneous magnetostrictions (along the a- and c-axis) of different signs (-0.8 x 10 -4 and 1.8 x 10 -4 ). The mutual compensation of these two effects causes the volume effect to be rather small (∝10 -5 ). Two of the four magnetic phase transitions in UNiGa indicated by the expansion anomalies under ambient pressure are suppressed by pressures above 0.5 GPa. Results of our experiments allow to construct a pressure-temperature (p-T) magnetic phase diagram. (orig.)

  20. UniFlex - Collaborative on-line learning environment tool

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    Increasing demands for remote on-line education are changing the way teaching and learning is performed. New behavior in using pedagogy and supporting technology is needed to drive the learning process. To facilitate the use of services for selected activities to participants in distance education, a web site named UniFlex (University Flexible learning has been developed and brought into use. The site is a comprehensive set of bookmarks including course taking, upload/download, and - of special significance - collaborative on-line project work. UniFlex has been developed to meet the requirement for a simple and cheap personalized interactive site, supporting problem oriented and project organized study form, which has characterized Aalborg University for more than 27 years.

  1. UniFlex - Collaborative on-line learning environment tool

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    Full Text Available Første gang publiceret i UNEV nr. 2: E-læringsplatforme - muligheder og potentialer, januar - marts 2004, red. Tom Nyvand og Michael Pedersen. ISSN 1603-5518. Increasing demands for remote on-line education are changing the way teaching and learning is performed. New behavior in using pedagogy and supporting technology is needed to drive the learning process. To facilitate the use of services for selected activities to participants in distance education, a web site named UniFlex (University Flexible learning has been developed and brought into use. The site is a comprehensive set of bookmarks including course taking, upload/download, and - of special significance - collaborative on-line project work. UniFlex has been developed to meet the requirement for a simple and cheap personalized interactive site, supporting problem oriented and project organized study form, which has characterized Aalborg University for more than 27 years.

  2. Magnetization study of UNiSi and its hydride

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    Šebek, Josef; Andreev, Alexander V.; Honda, F.; Kolomiets, A. V.; Havela, L.; Sechovský, V.

    2003-01-01

    Roč. 34, č. 2 (2003), s. 1457-1460 ISSN 0587-4254. [International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems (SCES 02). Cracow, 10.07.2002-13.07.2002] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA202/02/0739 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z1010914; CEZ:MSM 113200002 Keywords : UNiSi * magnetic measurements * hydride Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 0.752, year: 2003

  3. TED, an Autonomous and Rare Maize Transposon of the Mutator Superfamily with a High Gametophytic Excision Frequency[W

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    Li, Yubin; Harris, Linda; Dooner, Hugo K.

    2013-01-01

    Mutator (Mu) elements, one of the most diverse superfamilies of DNA transposons, are found in all eukaryotic kingdoms, but are particularly numerous in plants. Most of the present knowledge on the transposition behavior of this superfamily comes from studies of the maize (Zea mays) Mu elements, whose transposition is mediated by the autonomous Mutator-Don Robertson (MuDR) element. Here, we describe the maize element TED (for Transposon Ellen Dempsey), an autonomous cousin that differs significantly from MuDR. Element excision and reinsertion appear to require both proteins encoded by MuDR, but only the single protein encoded by TED. Germinal excisions, rare with MuDR, are common with TED, but arise in one of the mitotic divisions of the gametophyte, rather than at meiosis. Instead, transposition-deficient elements arise at meiosis, suggesting that the double-strand breaks produced by element excision are repaired differently in mitosis and meiosis. Unlike MuDR, TED is a very low-copy transposon whose number and activity do not undergo dramatic changes upon inbreeding or outcrossing. Like MuDR, TED transposes mostly to unlinked sites and can form circular transposition products. Sequences closer to TED than to MuDR were detected only in the grasses, suggesting a rather recent evolutionary split from a common ancestor. PMID:24038653

  4. TED, an autonomous and rare maize transposon of the mutator superfamily with a high gametophytic excision frequency.

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    Li, Yubin; Harris, Linda; Dooner, Hugo K

    2013-09-01

    Mutator (Mu) elements, one of the most diverse superfamilies of DNA transposons, are found in all eukaryotic kingdoms, but are particularly numerous in plants. Most of the present knowledge on the transposition behavior of this superfamily comes from studies of the maize (Zea mays) Mu elements, whose transposition is mediated by the autonomous Mutator-Don Robertson (MuDR) element. Here, we describe the maize element TED (for Transposon Ellen Dempsey), an autonomous cousin that differs significantly from MuDR. Element excision and reinsertion appear to require both proteins encoded by MuDR, but only the single protein encoded by TED. Germinal excisions, rare with MuDR, are common with TED, but arise in one of the mitotic divisions of the gametophyte, rather than at meiosis. Instead, transposition-deficient elements arise at meiosis, suggesting that the double-strand breaks produced by element excision are repaired differently in mitosis and meiosis. Unlike MuDR, TED is a very low-copy transposon whose number and activity do not undergo dramatic changes upon inbreeding or outcrossing. Like MuDR, TED transposes mostly to unlinked sites and can form circular transposition products. Sequences closer to TED than to MuDR were detected only in the grasses, suggesting a rather recent evolutionary split from a common ancestor.

  5. Measurement of job motivation in TEDS-M: testing for invariance across countries and cultures

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    Christin Laschke

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The paper presents the challenges of cross-country and cross-cultural research on the motivation to become a mathematics teacher based on data from the “Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M”. Referring to studies from cross-cultural psychology, measurement invariance (MI of constructs representing different motivations to become a teacher was examined in confirmatory factor analysis (CFA across the countries that participated in TEDS-M. The data supported metric invariance which means that comparing relationships between motivation and other constructs across countries is permitted, with the exception of extrinsic motivation in Taiwan. Scalar invariance was not supported by the data across countries but across cultures: Scale means can be compared between Germany, Switzerland and (with regard to intrinsic motivation Norway and Poland as well as between Singapore and Taiwan (with regard to the intrinsic motivation and Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand (again regarding intrinsic motivation.

  6. Direct Imaging of ER Calcium with Targeted-Esterase Induced Dye Loading (TED)

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    Samtleben, Samira; Jaepel, Juliane; Fecher, Caroline; Andreska, Thomas; Rehberg, Markus; Blum, Robert

    2013-01-01

    Visualization of calcium dynamics is important to understand the role of calcium in cell physiology. To examine calcium dynamics, synthetic fluorescent Ca2+ indictors have become popular. Here we demonstrate TED (= targeted-esterase induced dye loading), a method to improve the release of Ca2+ indicator dyes in the ER lumen of different cell types. To date, TED was used in cell lines, glial cells, and neurons in vitro. TED bases on efficient, recombinant targeting of a high carboxylesterase activity to the ER lumen using vector-constructs that express Carboxylesterases (CES). The latest TED vectors contain a core element of CES2 fused to a red fluorescent protein, thus enabling simultaneous two-color imaging. The dynamics of free calcium in the ER are imaged in one color, while the corresponding ER structure appears in red. At the beginning of the procedure, cells are transduced with a lentivirus. Subsequently, the infected cells are seeded on coverslips to finally enable live cell imaging. Then, living cells are incubated with the acetoxymethyl ester (AM-ester) form of low-affinity Ca2+ indicators, for instance Fluo5N-AM, Mag-Fluo4-AM, or Mag-Fura2-AM. The esterase activity in the ER cleaves off hydrophobic side chains from the AM form of the Ca2+ indicator and a hydrophilic fluorescent dye/Ca2+ complex is formed and trapped in the ER lumen. After dye loading, the cells are analyzed at an inverted confocal laser scanning microscope. Cells are continuously perfused with Ringer-like solutions and the ER calcium dynamics are directly visualized by time-lapse imaging. Calcium release from the ER is identified by a decrease in fluorescence intensity in regions of interest, whereas the refilling of the ER calcium store produces an increase in fluorescence intensity. Finally, the change in fluorescent intensity over time is determined by calculation of ΔF/F0. PMID:23685703

  7. Direct imaging of ER calcium with targeted-esterase induced dye loading (TED).

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    Samtleben, Samira; Jaepel, Juliane; Fecher, Caroline; Andreska, Thomas; Rehberg, Markus; Blum, Robert

    2013-05-07

    Visualization of calcium dynamics is important to understand the role of calcium in cell physiology. To examine calcium dynamics, synthetic fluorescent Ca(2+) indictors have become popular. Here we demonstrate TED (= targeted-esterase induced dye loading), a method to improve the release of Ca(2+) indicator dyes in the ER lumen of different cell types. To date, TED was used in cell lines, glial cells, and neurons in vitro. TED bases on efficient, recombinant targeting of a high carboxylesterase activity to the ER lumen using vector-constructs that express Carboxylesterases (CES). The latest TED vectors contain a core element of CES2 fused to a red fluorescent protein, thus enabling simultaneous two-color imaging. The dynamics of free calcium in the ER are imaged in one color, while the corresponding ER structure appears in red. At the beginning of the procedure, cells are transduced with a lentivirus. Subsequently, the infected cells are seeded on coverslips to finally enable live cell imaging. Then, living cells are incubated with the acetoxymethyl ester (AM-ester) form of low-affinity Ca(2+) indicators, for instance Fluo5N-AM, Mag-Fluo4-AM, or Mag-Fura2-AM. The esterase activity in the ER cleaves off hydrophobic side chains from the AM form of the Ca(2+) indicator and a hydrophilic fluorescent dye/Ca(2+) complex is formed and trapped in the ER lumen. After dye loading, the cells are analyzed at an inverted confocal laser scanning microscope. Cells are continuously perfused with Ringer-like solutions and the ER calcium dynamics are directly visualized by time-lapse imaging. Calcium release from the ER is identified by a decrease in fluorescence intensity in regions of interest, whereas the refilling of the ER calcium store produces an increase in fluorescence intensity. Finally, the change in fluorescent intensity over time is determined by calculation of ΔF/F0.

  8. Waste Disposal Research and Development in the United States of America; L'Elimination des Dechets Radioactifs aux Etats-Unis d'Amerique: Travaux de Recherche et Progres Accomplis; 0418 0417 0423 0427 0414 ; Investigaciones y Trabajos Realizados en los Estados Unidos en Materia de Evacuacion de Desechos Radiactivos

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    Struxness, E. G.; Cowser, K. E.; De Laguna, W.; Jacobs, D. G.; Morton, R. J.; Tamura, T. [Health Physics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

    1960-07-01

    A review of the waste-disposal research and development carried out in the United States of America is given. The major research effort concerns the conversion of high-level liquid wastes into solids. At Hanford and Oak Ridge low-level wastes are disposed to the ground in pits, cribs and lagoons. Geochemical studies related to waste disposal are conducted at Hanford, Oak Ridge and the University of North Carolina. Experiments with soil columns ate described ; these are more effective for the decontamination of waste streams than either cribs or pits. The most suitable exchange materials for the soil columns are found to be vermiculite supported by rock phosphate and the latter supported by graded gravel. The progress of research work on the possibility of injecting radioactive liquid wastes into porous formations through deep wells and disposing of radioactive wastes in impermeable formations by hydraulic fracturing is outlined. (author) [French] L'auteur passe en revue les recherches effectuees aux Etats-Unis en matiere d'elimination des dechets radioactifs et les progres accomplis dans ce domaine. En matiere de recherche, on s'attache principalement a la conversion en solides des dechets liquides de haute activite. A Hanford et a Oak Ridge, les dechets de faible activite sont elimines par decharge terrestre dans des coffres, puits et depots lagunaires. Des etudes de geochimie se rapportant a l'elimination des dechets sont en cours a Hanford, a Oak Ridge et l'Universite de Caroline du Nord. Le memoire decrit les experiences faites avec des colonnes ; pour decontaminer les dechets liquides, ces dernieres sont plus efficaces que les coffres ou les puits. Les substances echangeuses d'ions les plus appropriees pour les colonnes sont vermiculite-phosphate naturel-gravier trie. L'auteur expose les progres dea travaux de recherche portant sur la possibilite d'injecter des dechets radioactifs liquides dans des formations poreuses, par decharge dans des puits profonds, et

  9. Stance in TED talks: Strategic use of subjective adjectives in online popularisation

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    Giuseppina Scotto di Carlo

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyses “stance” in TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design talks, which are popularising speeches aiming at knowledge dissemination. Based on a corpus of the TED talks presented between 2006 and 2012, this study focuses on how the speakers express judgments and take up positions through subjective adjectives. Drawing upon Kerbat-Orecchioni (1980 and Felices Lago’s (1997 adjective classifications, the quantitative and qualitative study attempts to analyse the use of axiological evaluative adjectives, which are fully subjective, as they imply a qualitative evaluation adding a judgement to the modified noun. It has been noticed that TEDsters use vivid, descriptive subjective adjectives to establish a connection with the audience, which perceives a sense of similarity with the speaker. Like traditional scientific presentations, TED talks use adjectives conveying the relevance of their findings, while they distinguish themselves for the role given to aesthetic and emotional adjectives, practicality and veracity, also including the moral, political, and economic aspects involved in science. The work suggests that maybe TEDsters’ approach to science might possibly contribute to breach the expert/non expert barrier, considering science not as something distant, but as a human experience for both laypersons and professionals.

  10. Magnetic properties of a metal-organic porous network [Ni2(BODC)2(TED)

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    Yuen, Tan; Danilovic, D.; Li, Kunhao; Li, Jing

    2008-04-01

    A new material [Ni2(BODC)2(TED)], (BODC =4,4'-bicyclo[2.2.2]octane dicarboxylate and TED =triethylene-4,4'-diamine), which is a guest-free, porous metal-organic coordination network, has been successfully synthesized. The crystal structure of this compound is tetragonal with the space group P4/mmm. It is a three-dimensional network that can be deconstructed into rectangular gridlike layers along ab planes. These planes are formed by BODC and Zn2O4 paddle-wheel-like clusters, and the TED ligands from the axial directions of the paddle-wheels connect the layers into a three-dimesional structure. There are no guest molecules found in the pores. The shortest Ni-Ni distance within the paddle wheel is found to be 2.613Å. Magnetic susceptibility χ(T )=M(T)/H and isothermal magnetization M(H ) measurements have been measured on powder samples of this compound. The results of χ(T ) show that there is a rapid increase in the susceptibility below 20K due to a spontaneous ordering of the Ni2+ moments. The effective moment μeff of Ni2+ is about 2.20μB at room temperature. The M(H ) result at 1.8K shows a clear hysteresis with a coercivity of Hcoe≈1700G. The behavior of this compound is discussed in terms of Ni-Ni coupling within the Ni dimers and dimer chains.

  11. The Origin and Nature of Radioactive Wastes in the United States Atomic Energy Programme; Origine et Nature des Dechets Radioactifs de l'Execution des Programmes d'Energie Atomique aux Etats-Unis; 041f 0420 041e 0418 0421 0425 041e 0416 0414 ; Origen y Naturaleza de los Desechos Radiactivos en el Programa de Energia Atomica de los Estados Unidos

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    Bruce, F. R. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

    1960-07-01

    The composition of nuclear power wastes is determined, firstly, by the treatment employed for fuel reprocessing, and secondly, by the initial fuel composition. In solvent-extraction processing, wastes of high, intermediate and low activity are produced in approximate volumetric ratios of one, five and 100, respectively. The wastes resulting from reprocessing of highly enriched fuels are large in volume because they contain the fuel diluent. Low-enrichment fuels usually consist of a uranium core clad with aluminium, zirconium or stainless steel, and they produce two waste streams: one, an intermediate-activity waste containing about 0.1% of the fission products, results from the chemical dissolution ; the other is a high-activity waste containing the remainder of the fission products in a dilute nitric acid solution. The volume of evaporated waste varies from 0.8 1/kg of uranium for low- enrichment fuels to 500 1/kg of uranium for highly-enriched fuels. The average volume of combined high- and intermediate-level waste from the anticipated United States nuclear power industry is about five 1/kg of uranium. In the United States it is estimated that the nuclear power industry will have produced about 3,000 million curies of radioactivity in 27 million litres of solution by 1970, and 60,000 million curies in 1,100 million litres of solution by 2000. Power reactor, wastes present new storage and disposal problems because of their composition. (author) [French] La composition des dechets nucleaires est determinee, d'abord, par le procede employe pour le traitement du combustible et, ensuite, par la composition du combustible lui-meme. Le procede de l'extraction par solvants produit des dechets ayant une activite elevee, moyenne ou faible dans des proportions volumetriques d'environ 1,5 et 100 respectivement. Les dechets provenant du traitement des combustibles fortement enrichis, representent un volume important parce qu'ils contiennent le diluant du combustible. Les

  12. Integrating UniTree with the data migration API

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    Schrodel, David G.

    1994-01-01

    The Data Migration Application Programming Interface (DMAPI) has the potential to allow developers of open systems Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) products to virtualize native file systems without the requirement to make changes to the underlying operating system. This paper describes advantages of virtualizing native file systems in hierarchical storage management systems, the DMAPI at a high level, what the goals are for the interface, and the integration of the Convex UniTree+HSM with DMAPI along with some of the benefits derived in the resulting product.

  13. The UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot knowledgebase and its Plant Proteome Annotation Program.

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    Schneider, Michel; Lane, Lydie; Boutet, Emmanuel; Lieberherr, Damien; Tognolli, Michael; Bougueleret, Lydie; Bairoch, Amos

    2009-04-13

    The UniProt knowledgebase, UniProtKB, is the main product of the UniProt consortium. It consists of two sections, UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot, the manually curated section, and UniProtKB/TrEMBL, the computer translation of the EMBL/GenBank/DDBJ nucleotide sequence database. Taken together, these two sections cover all the proteins characterized or inferred from all publicly available nucleotide sequences. The Plant Proteome Annotation Program (PPAP) of UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot focuses on the manual annotation of plant-specific proteins and protein families. Our major effort is currently directed towards the two model plants Arabidopsis thaliana and Oryza sativa. In UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot, redundancy is minimized by merging all data from different sources in a single entry. The proposed protein sequence is frequently modified after comparison with ESTs, full length transcripts or homologous proteins from other species. The information present in manually curated entries allows the reconstruction of all described isoforms. The annotation also includes proteomics data such as PTM and protein identification MS experimental results. UniProtKB and the other products of the UniProt consortium are accessible online at www.uniprot.org.

  14. UniFIeD Univariate Frequency-based Imputation for Time Series Data

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    Friese, Martina; Stork, Jörg; Ramos Guerra, Ricardo; Bartz-Beielstein, Thomas; Thaker, Soham; Flasch, Oliver; Zaefferer, Martin

    2013-01-01

    This paper introduces UniFIeD, a new data preprocessing method for time series. UniFIeD can cope with large intervals of missing data. A scalable test function generator, which allows the simulation of time series with different gap sizes, is presented additionally. An experimental study demonstrates that (i) UniFIeD shows a significant better performance than simple imputation methods and (ii) UniFIeD is able to handle situations, where advanced imputation methods fail. The results are indep...

  15. ¿Crisis en la Unión Europea?

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    Miguel Martínez

    2005-11-01

    Full Text Available El proceso de integración europeo por momentos ha avanzado a un ritmo muy rápido y en otros lo ha hecho lentamente o se ha estancado. Los acontecimientos internacionales y la nueva configuración del sistema internacional han obligado a la UE a empezar a jugar un papel importante en la escena internacional fuera del arco de influencia de Estados Unidos, pues a partir de la caída del Muro de Berlín hay intereses europeos que no coinciden con los norteamericanos. Es aquí donde ya es cada vez más difícil hacer coincidir intereses entre los miembros de la UE, hoy veinticinco y mañana veintisiete o veintinueve. La dificultad nace del hecho de que el mercado interior y la zona Euro, con todos sus defectos, son una realidad y los medios económicos para avanzar hacia una unión política ya parecen agotados y sólo cabe avanzar en materia de unión política, tarea mucho más complicada, pues los intereses en este campo no son tan convergentes como en el económico.

  16. La transparencia en la Unión Europea

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    Quirós Soro, Mario Francisco

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio versa sobre la formación histórica y vigencia del marco jurídico europeo, en materia de transparencia. Se centra en el derecho de la Unión Europea, por constituir un referente básico de los Estados miembros, en cuanto a la influencia en los ordenamientos jurídicos internos de los mismos. El estudio comprende los Tratados y el derecho derivado, junto a otros actos relacionados con la materia que nos ocupa, durante el periodo de vigencia de cada Tratado, con referencias a la jurisprudencia comunitaria. Además, los estudios sobre la Carta de los Derechos Fundamentales de la Unión Europea y los Códigos de Buena Conducta Administrativa, efectuados por separado, a efectos de mayor claridad expositiva. Un apartado describe los medios de acceso existentes en Internet, a los documentos de las instituciones comunitarias. Por otra parte, se estudia también la labor del Consejo de Europa en materia de transparencia.

  17. Uni-axial Elongational Viscosity of Linear and Branched polymer melts

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    Hassager, Ole; Nielsen, Jens Kromann; Rasmussen, Henrik Koblitz

    2005-01-01

    About 40 years ago interest in the measurement of elongational viscosity of polymer melts started to grow. Here we present measurements of transient (and steady) uni-axial elongational viscosity, using the FSR, of the following melts: Four narrow MMD polystyrene (PS) samples with weight......-average molar mass Mw in the range of 50k to 390k. Three different bi-disperse samples, mixed from the narrow MMD PS. Two low-density polyethylene (LDPE) melts (Lupolen 1840D and 3020D). A steady-state viscosity was kept for 1-2.5 Hencky strain units in all measurements.The measurements on the bi-disperse PS...... melts have demonstrated that both the transient and steady elongational viscosity is quite sensitive to polydispersity. Bi-disperse PS resembles the behaviour of mono-disperse melts only at elongational rates larger then the inverse of maximal time constant of the smallest molecule. As observed in Boger...

  18. Patterns of clusivity in TED Talks: When ‘ you ’ and ‘I’ become ‘ we’

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    Giuseppina Scotto di Carlo

    2018-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper is a qualitative and quantitative corpus-based study analysing the correlation of clusivity, tense, and modality patterns in TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design talks, which are popularising speeches aiming at knowledge dissemination among laypersons. Using a corpus composed of the TED Talks presented in 2012, the study investigates the ways in which TED speakers use first-person plural and singular pronouns when interacting with their audiences. The patterns of clusivity used in the corpus confirm one of the main characteristics of TED Talks, that is to say, the abolition of the ‘scientistmediator-audience’ triangulation, typical of canonical popularising genres. The inclusive pronouns used in the corpus construct positive politeness, making the audience feel part of the knowledge-spreading experience. The analysis also reveals how TED Talks are actually an ‘innovative’ means of popularisation, in which there is no longer a distinction between ‘I’, the speaker, and ‘you’, the audience. ‘I’ and ‘you’ become ‘we’, in a common project which invites the audience to take on specific attitudes and behaviours and concretely participate in changes.

  19. Ion exchange equilibrium for some uni-univalent and uni-divalent reaction systems using strongly basic anion exchange resin Duolite A-102 D

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    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available The study on thermodynamics of ion exchange equilibrium for uni-univalent Cl-/I-, Cl-/Br-, and uni-divalent Cl-/SO42-, Cl-/C2O42- reaction systems was carried out using ion exchange resin Duolite A-102 D. The equilibrium constant K was calculated by taking into account the activity coefficient of ions both in solution as well as in the resin phase. The K values calculated for uni-univalent and uni-divalent anion exchange reaction systems was observed to increase with rise in temperature, indicating the endothermic exchange reactions having enthalpy values of 13.7, 38.0, 23.9, 22.9 kJ/mol, respectively.

  20. The Effect of Teacher Education Programs on Future Elementary Mathematics Teachers' Knowledge: A Five-Country Analysis Using TEDS-M Data

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    Qian, Hong; Youngs, Peter

    2016-01-01

    This article addresses the problem of how opportunities to learn in teacher education programs influence future elementary mathematics teachers' knowledge. This study used data collected for the Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M). TEDS-M measured the mathematics content knowledge (MCK) and the mathematics pedagogical…

  1. Electronic transport in the heavy fermion superconductors UPd2Al3 and UNi2Al3. Thin film studies

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    Foerster, Michael

    2008-01-01

    This work addresses the electronical properties of the superconductors UPd 2 Al 3 and UNi 2 Al 3 on the basis of thin film experiments. Epitaxial thin film samples of UPd 2 Al 3 and UNi 2 Al 3 were prepared using UHV Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE). For UPd 2 Al 3 , the change of the growth direction from the intrinsic (001) to epitaxial (100) was predicted and sucessfully demonstrated using LaAlO3 substrates cut in (110) direction. With optimized deposition process parameters for UPd 2 Al 3 (100) on LaAlO 3 (110) superconducting samples with critical temperatures up to T c =1.75 K were obtained. UPd 2 Al 3 -AlO x -Ag mesa junctions with superconducting base electrode were prepared and shown to be in the tunneling regime. However, no signatures of a superconducting density of states were observed in the tunneling spectra. The resistive superconducting transition was probed for a possible dependence on the current direction. In contrast to UNi 2 Al 3 , the existence of such feature was excluded in UPd 2 Al 3 (100) thin films. The second focus of this work is the dependence of the resistive transition in UNi 2 Al 3 (100) thin films on the current direction. The experimental fact that the resistive transition occurs at slightly higher temperatures for I parallel a than for I parallel c can be explained within a model of two weakly coupled superconducting bands. Evidence is presented for the key assumption of the two-band model, namely that transport in and out of the ab-plane is generated on different, weakly coupled parts of the Fermi surface. Main indications are the angle dependence of the superconducting transition and the dependence of the upper critical field B c 2 on current and field orientation. Additionally, several possible alternative explanations for the directional splitting of the transition are excluded in this work. An origin due to scattering on crystal defects or impurities is ruled out, likewise a relation to ohmic heating or vortex dynamics. The

  2. A Generalised Fault Protection Structure Proposed for Uni-grounded Low-Voltage AC Microgrids

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    Bui, Duong Minh; Chen, Shi-Lin; Lien, Keng-Yu; Jiang, Jheng-Lun

    2016-04-01

    This paper presents three main configurations of uni-grounded low-voltage AC microgrids. Transient situations of a uni-grounded low-voltage (LV) AC microgrid (MG) are simulated through various fault tests and operation transition tests between grid-connected and islanded modes. Based on transient simulation results, available fault protection methods are proposed for main and back-up protection of a uni-grounded AC microgrid. In addition, concept of a generalised fault protection structure of uni-grounded LVAC MGs is mentioned in the paper. As a result, main contributions of the paper are: (i) definition of different uni-grounded LVAC MG configurations; (ii) analysing transient responses of a uni-grounded LVAC microgrid through line-to-line faults, line-to-ground faults, three-phase faults and a microgrid operation transition test, (iii) proposing available fault protection methods for uni-grounded microgrids, such as: non-directional or directional overcurrent protection, under/over voltage protection, differential current protection, voltage-restrained overcurrent protection, and other fault protection principles not based on phase currents and voltages (e.g. total harmonic distortion detection of currents and voltages, using sequence components of current and voltage, 3I0 or 3V0 components), and (iv) developing a generalised fault protection structure with six individual protection zones to be suitable for different uni-grounded AC MG configurations.

  3. TED: a novel man portable infrared detection and situation awareness system

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    Tidhar, Gil; Manor, Ran

    2007-04-01

    Infrared Search and Track (IRST) and threat warning systems are used in vehicle mounted or in fixed land positions. Migration of this technology to the man portable applications proves to be difficult due to the tight constraints of power consumption, dimensions, weight and due to the high video rate requirements. In this report we provide design details of a novel transient event detection (TED) system, capable of detection of blasts and gun shot events in a very wide field of view, while used by an operator in motion

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

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

    2014-06-01

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

  5. Clinical Results After Prostatic Artery Embolization Using the PErFecTED Technique: A Single-Center Study

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    Amouyal, Gregory; Thiounn, Nicolas; Pellerin, Olivier; Yen-Ting, Lin; Giudice, Costantino Del; Dean, Carole; Pereira, Helena; Chatellier, Gilles; Sapoval, Marc

    2016-01-01

    BackgroundProstatic artery embolization (PAE) has been performed for a few years, but there is no report on PAE using the PErFecTED technique outside from the team that initiated this approach.ObjectiveThis single-center retrospective open label study reports our experience and clinical results on patients suffering from symptomatic BPH, who underwent PAE aiming at using the PErFecTED technique.Materials and MethodsWe treated 32 consecutive patients, mean age 65 (52–84 years old) between December 2013 and January 2015. Patients were referred for PAE after failure of medical treatment and refusal or contra-indication to surgery. They were treated using the PErFecTED technique, when feasible, with 300–500 µm calibrated microspheres (two-night hospital stay or outpatient procedure). Follow-up was performed at 3, 6, and 12 months.ResultsWe had a 100 % immediate technical success of embolization (68 % of feasibility of the PErFecTED technique) with no immediate complications. After a mean follow-up of 7.7 months, we observed a 78 % rate of clinical success. Mean IPSS decreased from 15.3 to 4.2 (p = .03), mean QoL from 5.4 to 2 (p = .03), mean Qmax increased from 9.2 to 19.2 (p = .25), mean prostatic volume decreased from 91 to 62 (p = .009) mL. There was no retrograde ejaculation and no major complication.ConclusionPAE using the PErFecTED technique is a safe and efficient technique to treat bothersome LUTS related to BPH. It is of interest to note that the PErFecTED technique cannot be performed in some cases for anatomical reasons

  6. Clinical Results After Prostatic Artery Embolization Using the PErFecTED Technique: A Single-Center Study

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    Amouyal, Gregory, E-mail: gregamouyal@hotmail.com; Thiounn, Nicolas, E-mail: nicolas.thiounn@aphp.fr; Pellerin, Olivier, E-mail: olivier.pellerin@aphp.fr [Université Paris Descartes - Sorbonne - Paris - Cité, Faculté de Médecine (France); Yen-Ting, Lin, E-mail: ymerically@gmail.com [Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Interventional Radiology Department (France); Giudice, Costantino Del, E-mail: costantino.delgiudice@aphp.fr [Université Paris Descartes - Sorbonne - Paris - Cité, Faculté de Médecine (France); Dean, Carole, E-mail: carole.dean@aphp.fr [Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Interventional Radiology Department (France); Pereira, Helena, E-mail: helena.pereira@aphp.fr [Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Clinical Research Unit (France); Chatellier, Gilles, E-mail: gilles.chatellier@aphp.fr; Sapoval, Marc, E-mail: marc.sapoval2@aphp.fr [Université Paris Descartes - Sorbonne - Paris - Cité, Faculté de Médecine (France)

    2016-03-15

    BackgroundProstatic artery embolization (PAE) has been performed for a few years, but there is no report on PAE using the PErFecTED technique outside from the team that initiated this approach.ObjectiveThis single-center retrospective open label study reports our experience and clinical results on patients suffering from symptomatic BPH, who underwent PAE aiming at using the PErFecTED technique.Materials and MethodsWe treated 32 consecutive patients, mean age 65 (52–84 years old) between December 2013 and January 2015. Patients were referred for PAE after failure of medical treatment and refusal or contra-indication to surgery. They were treated using the PErFecTED technique, when feasible, with 300–500 µm calibrated microspheres (two-night hospital stay or outpatient procedure). Follow-up was performed at 3, 6, and 12 months.ResultsWe had a 100 % immediate technical success of embolization (68 % of feasibility of the PErFecTED technique) with no immediate complications. After a mean follow-up of 7.7 months, we observed a 78 % rate of clinical success. Mean IPSS decreased from 15.3 to 4.2 (p = .03), mean QoL from 5.4 to 2 (p = .03), mean Qmax increased from 9.2 to 19.2 (p = .25), mean prostatic volume decreased from 91 to 62 (p = .009) mL. There was no retrograde ejaculation and no major complication.ConclusionPAE using the PErFecTED technique is a safe and efficient technique to treat bothersome LUTS related to BPH. It is of interest to note that the PErFecTED technique cannot be performed in some cases for anatomical reasons.

  7. Y. Laberge on Frédéric Salmon's Atlas historique des États-Unis.

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    Full Text Available Frédéric Salmon, Atlas historique des États-Unis de 1783 à nos jours. Paris: Armand Colin, 2008. Pp.127. ISBN-13: 978-2200347604  This new, cultural, historical atlas of United States was entirely conceived by a French geographer named Frédéric Salmon; this is not a mere collection of old or already existing maps, but rather a brand new group of unique maps related to the geography, history and demographics of the USA, from the late 18th century to the early 21st century. It should not be mix...

  8. Les relations économiques États-Unis / Amérique latine pendant les années Bush : la nouvelle donne Economic Relations between the United States and Latin America in the Bush Years: Changing Course

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    Martine Azuelos

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Alors que l’élection de George B. Bush à la présidence des États-Unis avait pu autoriser certains à nourrir l’espoir d’une relance du processus d’intégration économique entre l’Amérique latine et l’Amérique du Nord, le bilan de ces huit années est mitigé et bien des incertitudes pesaient sur l’avenir de ce processus au moment de l’entrée en fonction de Barack Obama. Pour éclairer cette évolution, l’article replace les années Bush dans le contexte du recentrage sur la dimension économique de la relation qui fut consécutif à la fin de la guerre froide. La première partie, fondée sur l’étude des données chiffrées disponibles concernant les échanges commerciaux et des mouvements de capitaux, met en évidence une progression en trompe l’œil de ces flux, suggérant un désintérêt relatif des États-Unis pour leur traditionnelle arrière-cour. Pour rendre compte de cette nouvelle donne, la seconde partie revient sur le cadre géopolitique et géoéconomique dans laquelle s’inscrit la relation à partir de 2001.While George W. Bush’s election had promised to revive the drive towards further economic integration in the Americas, as he was leaving office eight years later the achievements of his presidency seemed rather mixed and the future of U.S.-Latin America relations uncertain. To shed light on this turnaround, this paper sets the Bush years in the wider context of post-Cold War renewed U.S. emphasis on the economic dimension of its relationship to Latin America. The first part, which focuses on quantitative data, concludes that although two-way trade and capital flows did grow significantly between 2000 and 2007, the momentum of the 1990s was largely lost. In an attempt to account for this trend, the second part focuses on the geopolitical and geoeconomic background which led to the United States’ relations with Latin America taking a new direction after 2001.

  9. Les dilemmes des études ethniques aux États-Unis The dilemmas of ethnic studies in the United States: identitarian multiculturalism, disciplinary colonization, and decolonial epistemologies De la Universidad a la Pluriversidad : pensando desde la experiencia de los Estados-Unidos

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    Ramon Grosfoguel

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Ethnic studies in the United States represents a contradictory space within which two hegemonic discourses (identitarian multiculturalism and disciplinary colonization and a counter-hegemonic one (decolonial epistemologies condense and enter into debate and struggle. In contrast to other parts of the world, ethnic studies in the United States emerged as a part of the civil rights movement for racialized minorities. In the late 60s and early 70s, a number of student strikes and university occupations were organized by these racialized minorities, leading to the creation of Afro-American, Puerto Rican, Chicano, Asian, and Indigenous studies programs all over the country. This epistemic insurgency was key to the opening of spaces for professors from ethnic/racial groups suffering discrimination and with non-Western epistemologies in areas which were up to that point monopolized by white professors and students and Eurocentric epistemologies which privileged the “ego-politics of knowledge”. But, I am now questioning the appropriateness of creating ethnic studies departments/programs if these will merely be reduced to studying the sociology of race, the anthropology of ethno/racial identities, the history “of” (not “from” or “with” blacks, the economics of the insertion of indigenous labor, etc. To colonize ethnic studies through the Western disciplines does not constitute an innovation in the field of knowledge. It was already possible to do so through the respective academic disciplines, and it requires neither ethnic studies departments nor programs. It would be a different story if ethnic studies departments or programs proposed to open themselves up to transmodernity, that is, to the epistemic diversality of the world, and redefine themselves as “transmodern decolonial studies,” offering to think “from” and “with” those “others” subalternized and inferiorized by Eurocentered modernity, offering to define their

  10. El autoempleo en los ciudadanos de la Unión Europea ampliada: heterogeneidad de los riesgos percibidos

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    Luis Miguel Zapico Aldeano

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    Full Text Available La Unión Europea considera que la mejor manera de potenciar el crecimiento social y económico es fomentar las iniciativas emprendedoras pero, desafortunadamente, todavía hay muy pocos europeos estableciendo sus propios negocios. Por ello, el propósito de este estudio es relacionar el interés de los ciudadanos europeos en autoemplearse con los riesgos y barreras que perciben a la hora de enfrentarse a este proceso emprendedor. El análisis planteado cubre la totalidad de la Unión Europea de manera exploratoria, debido fundamentalmente a la falta de datos pasados de los 10 países nuevos miembros de la Unión. Los resultados muestran Ias grandes diferencias existentes entre los estados miembros y la necesidad de profundizar en la explicación de las dimensiones obtenidas. Desde un punto de vista práctico, se plantea que políticas de promoción de la actividad emprendedora se han de desarrollar fundamentalmente en los ámbitos estatal y regional.The European Union considers that the best way to boost the social and economic growth is to encourage entrepreneurial initiatives but, unfortunately, there are still very few Europeans setting up their own business. Therefore, the aim of this study is to relate the interest of Europeans citizens on being self-employed with the perceived risks and barriers to be faced up in this entrepreneurial process. The analysis covers the entire European Union, working on an exploratory base mainly due to the lack of past data about the ten new European Union Members States. The results show the great differences between the Member States and ask for a deep insight explaining the obtained dimensions. From a practical point of view, it is proposed that entrepreneurship promotion policies should be performed at the national and regional level.

  11. 78 FR 4467 - UniStar Nuclear Energy, Combined License Application for Calvert Cliffs Power Plant, Unit 3...

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    ... NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 52-016; NRC-2008-0250] UniStar Nuclear Energy, Combined License Application for Calvert Cliffs Power Plant, Unit 3, Exemption 1.0 Background UniStar Nuclear Energy (UNE), on behalf of Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Project, LLC and UniStar Nuclear Operating Services...

  12. 21 CFR 888.3535 - Knee joint femorotibial (uni-compartmental) metal/polymer porous-coated uncemented prosthesis.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Knee joint femorotibial (uni-compartmental) metal... Devices § 888.3535 Knee joint femorotibial (uni-compartmental) metal/polymer porous-coated uncemented prosthesis. (a) Identification. A knee joint femorotibial (uni-compartmental) metal/polymer porous-coated...

  13. An Analysis of Teacher Education Context, Structure, and Quality-Assurance Arrangements in TEDS-M Countries: Findings from the IEA Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M)

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    Ingvarson, Lawrence; Schwille, John; Tatto, Maria Teresa; Rowley, Glenn; Peck, Ray; Senk, Sharon L.

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    The Teacher Education and Development Study (TEDS-M) is the first crossnational study to examine the mathematics preparation of future teachers for both primary and secondary school levels. The study, conducted under the auspices of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), collected data from…

  14. TEDS-M Encyclopedia: A Guide to Teacher Education Context, Structure, and Quality Assurance in 17 Countries. Findings from the IEA Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M)

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    Schwille, John, Ed.; Ingvarson, Lawrence, Ed.; Holdgreve-Resendez, Richard, Ed.

    2013-01-01

    The IEA Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M) is the first large-scale international study of the preparation of primary and lower-secondary teachers. The study investigated the pedagogical and subject-specific knowledge that future primary and lower secondary school teachers acquire during their mathematics teacher…

  15. 50 CFR Figure 16 to Part 223 - Escape Opening and Flap Dimensions for the Double Cover Flap TED

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    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Escape Opening and Flap Dimensions for the Double Cover Flap TED 16 Figure 16 to Part 223 Wildlife and Fisheries NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE MARINE MAMMALS THREATENED MARINE AND ANADROMOUS SPECIES Pt. 223, Fig. 1...

  16. Phenomenology and Curriculum Implementation: Discerning a Living Curriculum through the Analysis of Ted Aoki's Situational Praxis

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    Magrini, James M.

    2015-01-01

    The argumentation in this paper is grounded in a critical and conceptual analysis of Ted Aoki's phenomenology, wherein curriculum is read as "phenomenological text." The problem explored emerges from Aoki's critique of the Tyler rationale for curriculum design, implementation and evaluation as it is conceived and practised in…

  17. 50 CFR Figure 5 to Part 223 - Net Diagram for the Excluder Panel of the Parker Soft TED

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    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Net Diagram for the Excluder Panel of the Parker Soft TED 5 Figure 5 to Part 223 Wildlife and Fisheries NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE MARINE MAMMALS THREATENED MARINE AND ANADROMOUS SPECIES Pt. 223, Fig. 5 Figure 5...

  18. Uni-directional transport properties of a serpent billiard

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    Horvat, Martin; Prosen, Tomaz

    2004-01-01

    We present a dynamical analysis of a classical billiard chain-a channel with parallel semi-circular walls, which can serve as a model for a bent optical fibre. An interesting feature of this model is the fact that the phase space separates into two disjoint invariant components corresponding to the left and right uni-directional motions. Dynamics is decomposed into the jump map, a Poincare map between the two ends of a basic cell, and the time function, travelling time across a basic cell of a point on a surface of section. The jump map has a mixed phase space where the relative sizes of the regular and chaotic components depend on the width of the channel. For a suitable value of this parameter, we can have almost fully chaotic phase space. We have studied numerically the Lyapunov exponents, time auto-correlation functions and diffusion of particles along the chain. As a result of the singularity of the time function, we obtain marginally normal diffusion after we subtract the average drift. The last result is also supported by some analytical arguments

  19. Design, Integration, and Quality. Teacher Education from the perspective of ProTed, a Norwegian Centre of Excellence in Education

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    Full Text Available Artikkelen tar utgangspunkt i utviklingsarbeid i ProTed, Senter for fremragende lærer­utdanning, og bidrar til å belyse tre begreper av sentral betydning for utforming, utvikling og evaluering av lærerutdanning. Basert på teoriseminarer, strukturerte rapporter og annet empirisk materiale fra ProTeds utviklings­prosjekter presenterer artikkelen tre hovedbegrep: design, integrasjon og kvalitet. Design presenteres som en virksomhet, en dynamisk kompe­tanse­utvikling hvor undervisning transformeres til læring. Kunnskapsintegrasjon forstås som et kjerne-element i et slikt design, og artikkelen utforsker ulike former for integrasjon. Artikkelen presenterer også et perspektiv på kvalitetsvurdering som legger vekt på performa­tive og transformative aspekt ved den kompetanse­utviklingen som genereres gjennom design-virksomheten.Nøkkelord: lærerutdanning, design, integrasjon, kvalitet, ProTedAbstractDrawing on the developmental work of ProTed, a Norwegian Centre of Excellence in Edu­cation, this article contributes to the understanding of three concepts of central importance for the construction, development and evaluation of teacher education. Based on material from theory seminars, structured reports and other data from ProTed’s development projects, the article presents an understanding of the concepts design, integration and quality. Design is presented as an activity, a dynamic competence development where teaching is transformed into learning. Knowledge integration is understood as a core element of this design, and different forms and aspects of integration are explored. An understanding of quality evalu­ation is presented that emphasises performative and transformative aspects of the competence development that is generated through the design activity.Keywords: teacher education, design, integration, quality, ProTed

  20. ProUni e UAB como estratégias de EAD na expansão do ensino superior ProUni and UAB as EAD (distance education stategies for higher education expansion

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    Stella Cecília Duarte Segenreich

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    Full Text Available Neste texto é feita uma análise dos programas Universidade para Todos (ProUni e Universidade Aberta do Brasil (UAB como estratégias de Educação a Distância promovidas pelo governo Lula na expansão e democratização do Ensino Superior. Questões tais como o número elevado de pólos, sua dispersão e distanciamento da sede da instituição promotora dos cursos, assim como a falta de avaliação da efetiva qualidade de ensino são desafios colocados ao ProUni, especificamente. No que se refere aos dois programas em conjunto, surgiram questões referentes ao modelo de pólo presencial adotado e ao conceito de tutoria e seu impacto na configuração do corpo docente das universidades. Constatou-se, ainda, um avanço significativo no reconhecimento de que a educação a distância não se resume a uma estratégia de mercantilização e privatização do ensino e que precisa ser pesquisada intensamente em termos de sua utilização como política de Estado e em termos das novas questões de ordem institucional e pedagógica que suscita.This text aims at analyzing the programs of University for All (ProUni and Brazilian Open University (UAB as products of the Lula government higher education expansion and democratization policy. Some issues like the great number of poles, their dispersion and distance from the headquarters of the promoting institution, as well as the lack of an evaluation mechanism to assess the quality of the education offered by the participant institutions, are challenges faced specifically by ProUni. As far as those two programs are concerned, some issues emerged related to the model of the classroom instruction pole which has been adopted and the concept of tutoring and its impact on the configuration of the teaching staff of universities. Also, significant improvement has been verified in the recognition that distance education does not limit itself to a commercial and privatizing educational strategy, but it must be

  1. Evaluation and improvement of sour property packages in UniSim design

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    Yang, J.; Zhao, E.; Wang, L.; Saha, S. [Honeywell, Calgary, AB (Canada)

    2010-07-01

    This presentation described specialty fluid packages for modeling oil and gas process systems involving sour gases in contact with aqueous phase. UniSim Design is a popular process simulation tool in the oil and gas industry. The sour Peng-Robinson (PR) and sour Soave-Redlich-Kwong (SRK) models are commonly used for handling sour system where hydrogen sulphide (H{sub 2}S), carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) or ammonia (NH{sub 3}) are in contact with an aqueous phase. These sour options combine the PR/SRK equation of state and Wilson's API-sour model where the equation of state is used to determine the fugacities of the vapor and liquid hydrocarbon phases, plus the enthalpy for all 3 phases. The Wilson's API-sour method is used for the aqueous phase calculations, which accounts for the ionization of H{sub 2}S, CO{sub 2} and NH{sub 3} in the aqueous phase. The efficiency of these 2 thermodynamic property packages were evaluated in this study by comparing industrial and experimental data and the results from other similar models. The purpose of this study was to improve these property packages for more accurate and reliable modeling of sour systems. tabs., figs.

  2. Empirical Study on the Feasibility of UniSZA’s Staff Cash Waqf and its Possible Impact on Human Development in Terengganu

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    Yusuff Jelili Amuda

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available There is a need for human development especially for the less privileged Muslims in the state due to financial constraints, unemployment, insufficient and inadequate financial support. The study discussed and analyzed the structured interviews conducted on factors influencing UniSZA’s staff cash waqf and its possible impact on the socio-economic development of Terengganu. The total number of 150 respondents participated in the first instrumental validation section where 150 questionnaires were distributed and collected. 150 questionnaires were distributed between February and June 2015 to the UniSZA’s staff such as lecturer, senior, and junior staff in the university. The instrument was divided into four sections. Firstly, the respondent’s profile, (15 items. Secondly, factors influencing UniSZA’s staff cash waqf contribution (15 items. Thirdly, promoting economic and human development (15 items. Fourthly, the importance to the society’s development (15 items. The content validity of the questionnaire would be evaluated by the researchers to improve the questionnaire. The participants were selected from lecturers, administrative staff, and students to discover the breadth and extent of the needs for UniZSA’s staff cash waqf contribution to the state. Waqf provides human relief, dignity, financial support, and social needs to reduce poverty in the society. The research is based on the hypothesis that UniSZA’s staff cash waqf can have a positive social and economic impact in Terengganu. The objective of this study is to examine the viability of a UniSZA staff cash waqf and how cash waqf can be utilized to develop Terengganu economically and socially for the interest of the needy Muslims in Terengganu. The study applies the quantitative and qualitative methods throughout the discussion and analysis. Human development includes the creation of employment, micro-finance, transaction, farming, soft loans, and other lawful lucrative

  3. Adsorption of methane on Zn(bdc)(ted)0.5 microporous metal-organic framework

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    Krungleviciute, Vaiva; Pramanik, Sanhita; Migone, Aldo; Li, Jing

    2011-03-01

    Zn(bdc)(ted)0.5 is metal-organic framework crystallized in a tetragonal space group with a 3D porous structure containing intersecting channels of two different sizes. The larger channels are parallel to the c axis and have a cross section 7.5 × 7.5 AA. The smaller channels are along both the a- and b-axes and have a cross section of 4.8 × 3.2 AA. We measured methane adsorption isotherms at several different temperatures between 82 and 102 K. We calculated the effective specific surface area, isosteric heat and binding energy values. Two distinct substeps were observed in the isotherms corresponding to two different adsorption sites. The origin of the substeps will be discussed.

  4. UniNovo: a universal tool for de novo peptide sequencing.

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    Jeong, Kyowon; Kim, Sangtae; Pevzner, Pavel A

    2013-08-15

    Mass spectrometry (MS) instruments and experimental protocols are rapidly advancing, but de novo peptide sequencing algorithms to analyze tandem mass (MS/MS) spectra are lagging behind. Although existing de novo sequencing tools perform well on certain types of spectra [e.g. Collision Induced Dissociation (CID) spectra of tryptic peptides], their performance often deteriorates on other types of spectra, such as Electron Transfer Dissociation (ETD), Higher-energy Collisional Dissociation (HCD) spectra or spectra of non-tryptic digests. Thus, rather than developing a new algorithm for each type of spectra, we develop a universal de novo sequencing algorithm called UniNovo that works well for all types of spectra or even for spectral pairs (e.g. CID/ETD spectral pairs). UniNovo uses an improved scoring function that captures the dependences between different ion types, where such dependencies are learned automatically using a modified offset frequency function. The performance of UniNovo is compared with PepNovo+, PEAKS and pNovo using various types of spectra. The results show that the performance of UniNovo is superior to other tools for ETD spectra and superior or comparable with others for CID and HCD spectra. UniNovo also estimates the probability that each reported reconstruction is correct, using simple statistics that are readily obtained from a small training dataset. We demonstrate that the estimation is accurate for all tested types of spectra (including CID, HCD, ETD, CID/ETD and HCD/ETD spectra of trypsin, LysC or AspN digested peptides). UniNovo is implemented in JAVA and tested on Windows, Ubuntu and OS X machines. UniNovo is available at http://proteomics.ucsd.edu/Software/UniNovo.html along with the manual.

  5. UniPrimer: A Web-Based Primer Design Tool for Comparative Analyses of Primate Genomes

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    Nomin Batnyam

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Whole genome sequences of various primates have been released due to advanced DNA-sequencing technology. A combination of computational data mining and the polymerase chain reaction (PCR assay to validate the data is an excellent method for conducting comparative genomics. Thus, designing primers for PCR is an essential procedure for a comparative analysis of primate genomes. Here, we developed and introduced UniPrimer for use in those studies. UniPrimer is a web-based tool that designs PCR- and DNA-sequencing primers. It compares the sequences from six different primates (human, chimpanzee, gorilla, orangutan, gibbon, and rhesus macaque and designs primers on the conserved region across species. UniPrimer is linked to RepeatMasker, Primer3Plus, and OligoCalc softwares to produce primers with high accuracy and UCSC In-Silico PCR to confirm whether the designed primers work. To test the performance of UniPrimer, we designed primers on sample sequences using UniPrimer and manually designed primers for the same sequences. The comparison of the two processes showed that UniPrimer was more effective than manual work in terms of saving time and reducing errors.

  6. FAKTOR-FAKTOR PENGHAMBAT PENGERJAAN TUGAS AKHIR SKRIPSI MAHASISWA PENDIDIKAN TEKNIK OTOMOTIF FT UNY

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    Ibnu Siswanto

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    Full Text Available Tujuan yang ingin dicapai dalam penelitian ini ialah mengetahui dan mendeskripsikan secara faktual, akurat dan sistematis tentang 1 Implementasi pedoman penulisan tugas akhir skripsi mahasiswa FT UNY di Jurusan PT. Otomotif dan 2 Faktor-faktor yang menjadi penghambat dalam pengerjaan tugas akhir skripsi mahasiswa PT. Otomotif FT UNY Penelitian ini menggunakan pendekatan deskriptif. Objek penelitian ialah Koordinator tugas akhir skripsi, dosen pembimbing, dan mahasiswa PT. Otomotif FT UNY. Pengumpulan data dilakukan dengan wawancara dan dokumentasi. Teknik analisis data yang dipergunakan ialah metode analisis deskriptif.  Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa 1 Implementasi pedoman penulisan tugas akhir skripsi di jurusan PT. Otomotif FT UNY dilakukan dengan pembentukan koordinator tugas akhir skripsi, pembagian tahapan-tahapan pengerjaan skripsi yang terdiri dari pengajuan judul, bimbingan, pengambilan data penelitian, dan ujian TAS sampai dengan pengeluaran nilai TAS. Semua dosen PT. Otomotif FT UNY melaksanakan bimbingan tugas akhir skripsi sesuai dengan pedoman penulisan tugas akhir skripsi. Jurusan PT. Otomotif FT UNY juga melakukan bimbingan klasikal bagi mahasiswa yang akan/sedang mengerjakan tugas akhir skripsi, 2 Faktor-faktor yang menjadi penghambat dalam pengerjaan tugas akhir skripsi yaitu kesulitan dalam menemukan permasalahan yang akan diangkat menjadi judul penelitian, mahasiswa fokus mengerjakan proyek akhir (mahasiswa angkatan 2008 ke bawah, fokus laporan KKN PPL, mengulang banyak mata kuliah, tidak rutin bimbingan dengan dosen, kesulitan dalam menulis karya tulis ilmiah.

  7. Design considerations for a steady state fusion reactor's thermal energy dump (TED) with emphasis on SAFFIRE

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    Werley, K.A.

    1980-01-01

    This work examines the use of a thermal dump to handle the severe particle and energy handling requirements of a diverted plasma. We outline a general approach for evaluating the design parameters and limitations of a thermal dump, considering such things as thermomechanical and erosion effects, compatibility, availability, machinability, coolant recirculation, vacuum pumping, economics, lifetime, etc. To demonstrate how the performance requirements are reflected in design decisions, we apply a solid-walled dump to a small-sized field reversed mirror (FRM). We also examine a liquid-lithium droplet thermal dump and point out some distinct advantages of this new concept over the solid-wall design in reducing stress, erosion, and vacuum pumping problems. The chief disadvantages of this scheme include liquid-metal safe-handling problems, vapor pressure-temperature limitations, and the need for differential pumping if T/sub Li/ > 310 0 C is desired

  8. 14N NQR study of hydrogen bonded complexes of 1,4 diazabicyclo [2,2,2] octane (ted) with phenols and thiourea

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    Murgich, Juan; Magaly, Santana R.; Diaz, Olga E.

    The 14N NQR spectra of H bonded complexes of 1,4 diazabicyclo [2,2,2] octane, also known as triethylenediamine (TED), with phenol (1:2), p-chlorophenol (1:2), p-nitrophenol (1:2), hydroquinone (1:1), resorcinol (1:1) and thiourea (1:2) were observed at 77 K. The 14N frequency shifts produced by the H bonds in the TED complexes were approximately two times larger than those found for similar complexes of Hexamethylenetetramine (HMT). Such change was explained by the effect on the remaining N atoms of the increase in the number of -CH 2- groups and the decrease in N atoms in passing from HMT to TED. From the above results it seems that the inductive effect plays an important role in the formation of H bonds in tertiary amines like HMT and TED.

  9. Dosimetry and LET spectrometry in C 290 MeV/n and Ne 400 MeV/n HIMAC ion beam by different TLD's, TED based LET spectrometers, and Si energy-deposition spectrometer

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    Spurny, F.; Brabcova, K.; Jadrnickova, I.; Uchihori, Y.; Kitamura, H.; Yasuda, N.; Molokanov, A. G.

    2009-01-01

    The sets of track etched detectors based (TED) spectrometer's of the linear energy transfer (LET) have been, together with two types of thermoluminescent detectors (TLD)and MDU- Liulin energy deposition spectrometer exposed in the C 290 MeV/n and Ne 400 MeV/n ion beams at the HlMAC installation at NIRS, Chiba, Japan. The experiment has been performed in the frame of NPI project 20P241 agreed by HlMAC P AC at the beginning of 2008 year. Up to now, moxstle only results obtained in C-ion beam have been treated and analyzed. Sets of TED spectrometer's and TLD detectors have been exposed in 19 depths in the C-ion beam with expected LET values of primary particles from 13 keV/μm in water, through the Bragg peak area up to two depth behind the Bragg peak. The contribution of fragments to total number of events, and to the energy absorbed in Si has been determined, when possible separately for different fragments. In all cases also total contribution of fragments (and other secondary particles) to the total number of energy deposition events and to the absorbed dose has been estimated. LET and energy deposition spectra obtained will be compared together , a good agreement of data has bee stated. Some of results have been also compared with those obtained by calculation by means of PHITS code. (authors)

  10. Islamic-Content-TED Public Speaking as a Source Material for Improving Islamic Student’s Communication Skill

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    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available In applying communicative competence that became the utmost teaching method in teaching English program, the lecturers found the fact that the Islamic communication students are apparently reluctant to speak and communicate their ideas confidently. It happens because they thought that they do not know what they are going to say and how they are going to say their ideas. By knowing these problems the lecturers then tried to analyze the sequences of Islamic-content-TED and integrate those public speaking sequences from TED talks to STID Al-Hadid’s students to give an understanding and also to improve the confidence and quality in delivering public speaking speech for the sophomore students who are majoring Islamic Communication & Broadcasting. For further, in order to master this skill, students are also expected to find noble ideas to be shared in their personal public speaking. This action research study then found out that having sharing the sequences of TED talks, the student’s public speaking productions are more organized and powerful moreover; the fluency and also the student’s accuracy of the students could be controlled well.

  11. Development of criteria for evaluating clinical response in thyroid eye disease (CRI-TED) using a modified Delphi technique

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    Douglas, Raymond S.; Tsirbas, Angelo; Gordon, Mark; Lee, Diana; Khadavi, Nicole; Garneau, Helene Chokron; Goldberg, Robert A.; Cahill, Kenneth; Dolman, Peter J.; Elner, Victor; Feldon, Steve; Lucarelli, Mark; Uddin, Jimmy; Kazim, Michael; Smith, Terry J.; Khanna, Dinesh

    2014-01-01

    To identify components of a provisional clinical response index for thyroid eye disease (CRI-TED) using a modified Delphi technique. The International Thyroid Eye Disease Society (ITEDS) conducted a structured, 3-round Delphi exercise establishing consensus for a core set of measures for clinical trials in TED. The steering committee discussed the results in a face-to-face meeting (nominal group technique) and evaluated each criterion with respect to its feasibility, reliability, redundancy, and validity. Redundant measures were consolidated or excluded. Criteria were parsed into 11 domains for the Delphi surveys. Eighty four respondents participated in the Delphi-1 survey, providing 220 unique items. Ninety- two members (100% of the respondents from Delphi 1 plus eight new participants) responded in Delphi-2 and rated the same 220 items. Sixty-four members (76% of participants) rated 153 criteria in Delphi-3 (67 criteria were excluded due to redundancy). Criteria with a mean greater than 6 (1 least appropriate to 9 most appropriate) were further evaluated by the nominal group technique and provisional core measures were chosen. Using a Delphi exercise, we developed provisional core measures for assessing disease activity and severity in clinical trials of therapies for TED. These measures will be iteratively refined for use in multicenter clinical trials. PMID:19752424

  12. XPS study of U, UNi5, UCu5 and UNisub(0.5)Cusub(4.5)

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    Grohs, H.; Hoechst, H.; Steiner, P.; Huefner, S.; Buschow, K.H.J.

    1980-01-01

    Core and valence band spectra of U metal and the intermetallic compounds UNi 5 , UCu 5 and UNisub(0.5)Cusub(4.5) have been measured by X-ray excited photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The data indicate that in UNi 5 the configuration is 5f 3 , and in UCu 5 and UNisub(0.5)Cusub(4.5) a mixed valence configuration with fewer 5f electrons than in UNi 5 is present. (author)

  13. Investigate Transient Behaviours and Select Appropriate Fault Protection Solutions of Uni-grounded AC Microgrids

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    Full Text Available Transient situations of a uni-grounded low-voltage AC microgrid are simulated in this paper, which include different fault tests and operation transition test between the grid-connected and islanded modes of the uni-grounded microgrid. Based on transient simulation results, available fault protection methods are proposed for the main and back-up protection of a uni-grounded AC microgrid. Main contributions of this paper are (i analysing transient responses of a typically uni-grounded lowvoltage AC microgrid from line-to-line, single line-to-ground, three-phase faults and a microgrid operation transition test; and (ii proposing available fault protection methods for uni-grounded AC microgrids, such as non-directional/directional overcurrent protection solutions, under/over voltage protection solutions, differential protection, voltage-restrained overcurrent protection, and other protection principles not based on high fault currents (e.g. total harmonic distortion detection of phase currents and voltages, or protection methods using symmetrical sequence components of current and voltage.

  14. MetaUniDec: High-Throughput Deconvolution of Native Mass Spectra

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    Reid, Deseree J.; Diesing, Jessica M.; Miller, Matthew A.; Perry, Scott M.; Wales, Jessica A.; Montfort, William R.; Marty, Michael T.

    2018-04-01

    The expansion of native mass spectrometry (MS) methods for both academic and industrial applications has created a substantial need for analysis of large native MS datasets. Existing software tools are poorly suited for high-throughput deconvolution of native electrospray mass spectra from intact proteins and protein complexes. The UniDec Bayesian deconvolution algorithm is uniquely well suited for high-throughput analysis due to its speed and robustness but was previously tailored towards individual spectra. Here, we optimized UniDec for deconvolution, analysis, and visualization of large data sets. This new module, MetaUniDec, centers around a hierarchical data format 5 (HDF5) format for storing datasets that significantly improves speed, portability, and file size. It also includes code optimizations to improve speed and a new graphical user interface for visualization, interaction, and analysis of data. To demonstrate the utility of MetaUniDec, we applied the software to analyze automated collision voltage ramps with a small bacterial heme protein and large lipoprotein nanodiscs. Upon increasing collisional activation, bacterial heme-nitric oxide/oxygen binding (H-NOX) protein shows a discrete loss of bound heme, and nanodiscs show a continuous loss of lipids and charge. By using MetaUniDec to track changes in peak area or mass as a function of collision voltage, we explore the energetic profile of collisional activation in an ultra-high mass range Orbitrap mass spectrometer. [Figure not available: see fulltext.

  15. UniPrime2: a web service providing easier Universal Primer design.

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    Boutros, Robin; Stokes, Nicola; Bekaert, Michaël; Teeling, Emma C

    2009-07-01

    The UniPrime2 web server is a publicly available online resource which automatically designs large sets of universal primers when given a gene reference ID or Fasta sequence input by a user. UniPrime2 works by automatically retrieving and aligning homologous sequences from GenBank, identifying regions of conservation within the alignment, and generating suitable primers that can be used to amplify variable genomic regions. In essence, UniPrime2 is a suite of publicly available software packages (Blastn, T-Coffee, GramAlign, Primer3), which reduces the laborious process of primer design, by integrating these programs into a single software pipeline. Hence, UniPrime2 differs from previous primer design web services in that all steps are automated, linked, saved and phylogenetically delimited, only requiring a single user-defined gene reference ID or input sequence. We provide an overview of the web service and wet-laboratory validation of the primers generated. The system is freely accessible at: http://uniprime.batlab.eu. UniPrime2 is licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Licence.

  16. Proteolytic Processing and Assembly of gag and gag-pol Proteins of TED, a Baculovirus-Associated Retrotransposon of the Gypsy Family

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    Hajek, Kathryn L.; Friesen, Paul D.

    1998-01-01

    TED (transposable element D) is an env-containing member of the gypsy family of retrotransposons that represents a possible retrovirus of invertebrates. This lepidopteran (moth) retroelement contains gag and pol genes that encode proteins capable of forming viruslike particles (VLP) with reverse transcriptase. Since VLP are likely intermediates in TED transposition, we investigated the roles of gag and pol in TED capsid assembly and maturation. By using constructed baculovirus vectors and TED Gag-specific antiserum, we show that the principal translation product of gag (Pr55gag) is cleaved to produce a single VLP structural protein, p37gag. Replacement of Asp436 within the retrovirus-like active site of the pol-encoded protease (PR) abolished Pr55gag cleavage and demonstrated the requirement for PR in capsid processing. As shown by expression of an in-frame fusion of TED gag and pol, PR is derived from the Gag-Pol polyprotein Pr195gag-pol. The PR cleavage site within Pr55gag was mapped to a position near the junction of a basic, nucleocapsid-like domain and a C-terminal acidic domain. Once released by cleavage, the C-terminal fragment was not detected. This acidic fragment was dispensable for VLP assembly, as demonstrated by the formation of VLP by C-terminal Pr55gag truncation proteins and replacement of the acidic domain with a heterologous protein. In contrast, C-terminal deletions that extended into the adjacent nucleocapsid-like domain of Pr55gag abolished VLP recovery and demonstrated that this central region contributes to VLP assembly or stability, or both. Collectively, these data suggest that the single TED protein p37gag provides both capsid and nucleocapsid functions. TED may therefore use a simple processing strategy for VLP assembly and genome packaging. PMID:9765414

  17. Validity and reliability of the TED-QOL: a new three-item questionnaire to assess quality of life in thyroid eye disease.

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    Fayers, Tessa; Dolman, Peter J

    2011-12-01

    To develop and test a user-friendly questionnaire for rapidly assessing quality of life (QOL) in thyroid eye disease (TED). A three-item questionnaire, the TED-QOL, was designed and compared to the 16-item Graves Ophthalmopathy (GO)-QOL and the nine-item GO-Quality of Life Scale (QLS). 100 patients with TED were administered all three questionnaires on two occasions. Results were compared to clinical severity scores (Vision, Inflammation, Strabismus, Appearance (VISA) classification). Main outcomes were construct and criterion validity, test-retest reliability, duration, comprehension and completion rates. TED-QOL correlated strongly with the other questionnaires for corresponding items (Pearson correlation: appearance 0.71, 0.62; functioning 0.69, 0.66; overall QOL 0.53). Test-retest analysis demonstrated good reliability for all three questionnaires (intraclass correlations: TED-QOL 0.81, 0.74, 0.87; GO-QOL 0.81, 0.82; GO-QLS 0.74, 0.86, 0.67). TED-QOL was significantly faster to complete (1.6 min vs GO-QOL 3.1 min, GO-QLS 2.7 min, p<0.0001) and had a higher completion rate (100% vs GO-QOL 78%, GO-QLS 94%). There was only moderate correlation between items on all three questionnaires and VISA scores. The TED-QOL is rapid and easy to complete and analyse and has similar validity and reliability to longer questionnaires. All questionnaires showed only moderate correlation with disease severity, emphasising the discrepancy between objective and subjective assessments and the importance of measuring both.

  18. Finite element prediction on the chassis design of UniART4 racing car

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    Zaman, Z. I.; Basaruddin, K. S.; Basha, M. H.; Rahman, M. T. Abd; Daud, R.

    2017-09-01

    This paper presents the analysis and evaluation of the chassis design for University Automotive Racing Team No. 4 (UniART4) car based on finite element analysis. The existing UniART4 car chassis was measured and modelled geometrically using Solidwork before analysed in FEA software (ANSYS). Four types of static structural analysis were used to predict the chassis design capability under four different loading conditions; vertical bending, lateral bending, lateral torsion and horizontal lozenging. The results showed the chassis subjected to the highest stress and strain under horizontal lozenging, whereas the minimum stress and strain response was obtained under lateral bending. The present analysis result could provide valuable information in predicting the sustainability of the current UniART car chassis design.

  19. UNI C - A True Internet Pioneer, the Danish Computing Centre for Research and Education

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    Olesen, Dorte

    2015-01-01

    that small computers could now be purchased for local use by the university departments whereas the need for high performance computing could only be satisfied by a joint national purchase and advanced network access to this central computer facility.The new center was named UNI-C and succeeded in helping...... Danish frontline research to use innovative computing techniques and have major breakthroughs using the first massively parallel computer architectures, but the greatest impact of UNI-C on Danish society was the successful early roll out of the Internet to universities with a follow-up of establishing...... the first Danish Internet service to ordinary PC users. This very first Internet service became a great success and helped to put Denmark on the international map as one of the very early Internet adopters. It also meant that UNI-C was tasked by the Ministry of Education with delivering a number...

  20. Status of Research and Developmental Studies on Radiation Pasteurization of Fish and Shellfish in the United States; Etat des Etudes et des Realisations en Matiere de Radiopasteurisation des Poissons, Crustaces et Mollusques aux Etats-Unis; Sostoyanie nauchno-issledovatel'skikh rabot po radiatsionnoj pasterizatsii ryby i krabov v soedinennykh shtatakh; Estado de las Investigaciones y Estudios Experimentales Sobre la Radiopasteurizacion de Pescados y Mariscos en los Estados Unidos

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    Slavin, J. W.; Ronsivalli, L. J.; Connors, T. J. [United States Bureau of Commercial Fisheries Technological Laboratory, Gloucester, MA (United States)

    1966-11-15

    . In co-operation with private and governmental organizations, irradiated sea foods have been shipped across the United States in commercial carriers and evaluated for quality., Results are very encouraging and indicate that the process would be extremely valuable to industry. Irradiation of fish at sea shows promise as a means of increasing the landings of fresh fish. Preliminary findings indicate that it may be feasible to irradiate eviscerated groundfish at sea with levels less than 100 000 rad and then re-irradiate the fish ashore after filleting and packaging. (author) [French] Le memoire donne un apercu des recherches sur la radiopasteurisation des poissons, crustaces et mollusques aux Etats-Unis et expose les plans de commercialisation de ce procede. Les auteurs examinent: a) les etudes de laboratoire dans les universites et les instituts de recherche de l'Etat sur la qualite et les aspects microbiologiques des produits marins irradies; b) les essais d'irradiation des poissons a terre et en mer; c) l'autorisation officielle, aux Etats-Unis, de la vente des produits de la mer radiopasteurises et de l'utilisation de ce procede par l'industrie de la peche. Les etudes sur la qualite des produits indiquent que l'irradiation avec du cobalt-60 a des doses de 150 000 a 450 000 rad permet au moins de doubler la duree de conservation sous refrigeration de 16 especes de poissons et de crustaces ou mollusques, dont les principales especes vendues aux Etats-Unis a l'etat frais ou congele. La temperature d'emmagasinage, la qualite de la matiere premiere et la dose influent considerablement sur la qualite du produit et la duree de conservation; remballage presente une importance moindre. Les effets synergetiques obtenus par remploi de sels bactericides ou de la chaleur en combinaison avec les rayonnements detruisent efficacement les bacteries et permettront sans aucun doute de reduire les doses de rayonnements et d'assurer une conservation plus longue qu'apres un traitement

  1. UniProtKB amid the turmoil of plant proteomics research

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    Michel eSchneider

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The UniProt knowledgebase (UniProtKB provides a single, centralized, authoritative resource for protein sequences and functional information. The majority of its records is based on automatic translation of coding sequences (CDS provided by submitters at the time of initial deposition to the nucleotide sequence databases (INSDC. More and more frequently, only the raw sequence of a complete genome is deposited to the nucleotide sequence databases and the gene model predictions and annotations are kept in separate, specialized model organism databases (MODs. In order to be able to provide the complete proteome of model organisms, UniProtKB had to implement pipelines for import of protein sequences from Ensembl and EnsemblGenomes.A single genome can be the target of several unrelated sequencing projects and the final assembly and gene model predictions may diverge quite significantly. In addition, several cultivars of the same species are often sequenced -1001 Arabidopsis cultivars are currently under way- and the resulting proteomes are far from being identical. Therefore, one challenge for UniProtKB is to store and organize these data in a convenient way and to clearly defined reference proteomes that should be made available to users. Manual annotation is one of the landmarks of the Swiss-Prot section of UniProtKB. Besides adding functional annotation, curators are checking, and often correcting, gene model predictions. For plants, this task is limited to Arabidopsis thaliana and Oryza sativa subsp japonica. Proteomics data providing experimental evidences confirming the existence of proteins or identifying sequence features such as post translational modifications are also imported into UniProtKB records and the knowledgebase is cross-referenced to numerous proteomics resources.

  2. Literature in Focus: Engines of Discovery Meet the author Ted Wilson

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    Ted Wilson is a world-renowned expert on particle accelerators and a brilliant speaker. He came to CERN in 1967, where he worked on the SPS and collaborated closely with John Adams, taking part in the design and commissioning of the accelerator. In 1980, he joined the PS and worked on the antiproton accumulator. In 1991, he became a member of the LHC Committee and was entrusted with the task of writing a report on the design of the future accelerator. This book for the first time chronicles the development of particle accelerators from the invention of electrostatic accelerators, linear accelerators and the cyclotron to the colliders of today. It also addresses accelerators used as sources of x-rays, for medical purposes and in industrial applications. The book identifies the crucial discoveries in applied physics and engineering that have driven the field and gives the reader insight into the people who made these discoveries as well as the methods they used. Come a...

  3. Ted Irving's legacy: recent developments on his pioneering work in paleomagnetism

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    Enkin, R. J.; Opdyke, N. D.; Kent, D. V.; Frankel, H. R.; Evans, D. A.; Geissman, J. W.

    2014-12-01

    Edward (Ted) Irving (1927-2014) was one of the principal developers of paleomagnetism and an early champion of continental drift. Through careful multidisciplinary research and with great insight, he pioneered many aspects of paleomagnetism which continue to be actively researched. Irving was convinced of the reality of continental drift by 1954 and provided compelling arguments for its support in his classic 1964 textbook, but thought it would take the rest of his career to convince the rest of the scientific community. With the acceptance of plate tectonics in the late 1960s, he then applied his paleomagnetic tools to study young rocks (mid-ocean ridges), old rocks (the Laurentian shield), and mobile belts (the Appalachians and the Cordillera). In this poster we highlight recent work on several of his methods, results and ideas. Topics will include spherical statistics and paleosecular variation, the geomagnetic polarity time scale and the Kiaman superchron, paleoclimatic tests of paleogeography, compilation of paleomagnetic poles and the definition of apparent polar wander paths, and the paleogeography of cratons (e.g., Pangea) and mobile belts (e.g., Baja BC).

  4. Ethos Formula: Liturgy and Rhetorics in the Work of Ted Shawn

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    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Beginning with Giorgio Agamben’s alignment of ethics and potentiality, this essay questions the ethical dimension of gesture in the field of dance as an eminently potentiality-bound art form. This draws on Daniel Sibony’s concept of law and dance, according to which the body simultaneously repels and longs for the law as a nexus of heteronomous structures. I frame this through a revision of Aby Warburg’s rhetorical concept, pathos formula, into the corollary term, ethos formula, as the encoded movement patterns of ethical attitudes or comportments which are motivated by decision-making rather than emotional content. Do gestures and their citation in dance bear an ethical dimension similar to the encoded transmission of emotions through movement? This new concept of ethos formula finds an excellent example in the work of the American choreographer Ted Shawn (1891–1972. His strikingly hybrid use of ethos formula from the 19th century Catholic theorist François Delsarte and his parallel practice of quoting liturgical gestures from Protestant church services, pursues the ambiguity and uncanniness of modernity itself. For Shawn—like many other protagonists of modernist dance—argues on the one hand for freeing the body from the boundaries of classical ballet in the name of individual expression, and on the other hand for an instrumentalized body that still clings to principles of taxonomy and normativity.

  5. Reestructuración del sistema bancario. La unión bancaria

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    2015-01-01

    La unión bancaria es la respuesta principal de la Unión Europea a los problemas del sector financiero europeo derivados de la crisis económica internacional, fundamentalmente una situación de fragmentación financiera y de inestabilidad del euro. El proyecto iniciado en 2012, comprende una serie de cambios normativos y la implantación de un conjunto de instituciones que sirven a los objetivos de asegurar la estabilidad financiera de la Eurozona y de continuar el proceso de establecimiento de u...

  6. IntlUni - The Challenges of the Multilingual and Multicultural Learning Space in the International University

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    Lauridsen, Karen M.

    IntlUni: The challenges of the multilingual and multicultural learning space in the international university The past decade has witnessed an unprecedented increase in the internationalisation of higher education. This means that more people in higher education than ever before are teaching...... education adds value – or has the potential to add value – to the programmes offered and the learning outcomes achieved by students, the overarching aim of IntlUni is to identify the quality criteria that characterize or should characterize teaching and learning in the multilingual and multicultural...

  7. Actividad de la Unión Europea en materia de lucha contra el tabaquismo

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    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo pretende ofrecer información respecto a las disposiciones adoptadas por la Unión Europea, tanto obligatorias como no obligatorias para sus Estados miembros, que de una u otra forma se relacionen con la lucha contra el tabaquismo. Para ello se hará una revisión de todas las que se han publicado en el Diario Oficial de la Unión Europea desde la primera en el año 1986 hasta marzo de 2005, comentando los aspectos de cada una que tengan que ver con lo enunciado en el título.

  8. Conceptual design report for the UNI-CAT beam line proposal

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    Budai, J.D.; Ice, G.E.; Sparks, C.J.; Zschack, P.; Chen, H.; Chiang, T.C.; Nelson, M.C.; Salamon, M.B.; Simmons, R.O.; Robota, H.

    1992-08-01

    The overall thrusts of UNI-CAT (University-National Laboratory- Industry Collaborative Access Team) are research at the cutting edge of physics, chemistry, biology, materials science, chemical engineering, polymer science, and geology; and education of a new generation of scientists in the use of synchrotron radiation to probe the structure, chemistry, and dynamic behavior of materials. The UNI-CAT proposal is to develop an APS sector that includes a bending magnet beam line and an insertion device beam line. The APS type-A undulator is the preferred choice for the insertion device. 8 figs, 6 refs

  9. La Unión Europea y Colombia. Historia y desafío

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    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available This article reviews the history and present situation of the relations between the European Union and Colombia in its political and economic dimensions. It analyzes the way in which the position of the EU has stayed constant as far as considering that the Colombian conflicts are caused by the inequalities and the poverty, in spite of the pressures of the United States, that have defended more unilateralist and military positions on the matter, positions with that some communitarian partners have even aligned themselves. In front of previous studies, it is pleaded explicitly for a balance that insists on the positive and constructive aspects, coherent with a scene in process of creation and extension, like the European one, although without resigning to value it from a critical perspectiva.

    Este artículo revisa la historia y situación actual de las relaciones Unión Europea- Colombia en sus dimensiones política y económica. Analiza el modo en que la posición de la UE se ha mantenido constante en cuanto a su consideración de que los conflictos en el país andino se deben a las desigualdades y la pobreza, a pesar de las presiones de Estados Unidos, que ha defendido posturas más unilateralistas y militares al respecto, e incluso de que algunos socios comunitarios se hayan alineado con ellas. Frente a estudios anteriores se aboga explícitamente por un balance que haga hincapié en los aspectos positivos y constructivos, coherentes con los de un escenario en proceso de creación y ampliación como es el europeo, aunque sin renunciar a valorarlo con una perspectiva crítica.

  10. Electronic transport in the heavy fermion superconductors UPd{sub 2}Al{sub 3} and UNi{sub 2}Al{sub 3}. Thin film studies

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    Foerster, Michael

    2008-07-01

    This work addresses the electronical properties of the superconductors UPd{sub 2}Al{sub 3} and UNi{sub 2}Al{sub 3} on the basis of thin film experiments. Epitaxial thin film samples of UPd{sub 2}Al{sub 3} and UNi{sub 2}Al{sub 3} were prepared using UHV Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE). For UPd{sub 2}Al{sub 3}, the change of the growth direction from the intrinsic (001) to epitaxial (100) was predicted and sucessfully demonstrated using LaAlO3 substrates cut in (110) direction. With optimized deposition process parameters for UPd{sub 2}Al{sub 3} (100) on LaAlO{sub 3}(110) superconducting samples with critical temperatures up to T{sub c}=1.75 K were obtained. UPd{sub 2}Al{sub 3}-AlO{sub x}-Ag mesa junctions with superconducting base electrode were prepared and shown to be in the tunneling regime. However, no signatures of a superconducting density of states were observed in the tunneling spectra. The resistive superconducting transition was probed for a possible dependence on the current direction. In contrast to UNi{sub 2}Al{sub 3}, the existence of such feature was excluded in UPd{sub 2}Al{sub 3}(100) thin films. The second focus of this work is the dependence of the resistive transition in UNi{sub 2}Al{sub 3}(100) thin films on the current direction. The experimental fact that the resistive transition occurs at slightly higher temperatures for I parallel a than for I parallel c can be explained within a model of two weakly coupled superconducting bands. Evidence is presented for the key assumption of the two-band model, namely that transport in and out of the ab-plane is generated on different, weakly coupled parts of the Fermi surface. Main indications are the angle dependence of the superconducting transition and the dependence of the upper critical field B{sub c{sub 2}} on current and field orientation. Additionally, several possible alternative explanations for the directional splitting of the transition are excluded in this work. An origin due to scattering on

  11. 76 FR 81994 - UniStar Nuclear Energy; Combined License Application for Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, Unit...

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    ... NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 52-016; NRC-2008-0250] UniStar Nuclear Energy; Combined License Application for Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 3; Exemption 1.0 Background: UniStar Nuclear Energy (UNE) submitted to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission ) a...

  12. Los jueces españoles como jueces de la Unión Europea

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    Mayoral, Juan A.; Ordóñez Solís, David; Berberoff, Dimitry

    2013-01-01

    sentido, el presente estudio trata de esclarecer si actualmente los jueces españoles se han adaptado a las exigencias creadas por el sistema legal de la Unión para la aplicación del derecho europeo. Para comprobar si los jueces españoles han asimilado su condición de jueces europeos, operando como...

  13. Uni-directional waves over slowly varying bottom, part II: Deformation of travelling waves

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    Pudjaprasetya, S.R.; Pudjaprasetya, S.R.; van Groesen, Embrecht W.C.

    1996-01-01

    A new Korteweg-de Vries type of equation for uni-directional waves over slowly varying bottom has been derived in Part I. The equation retains the Hamiltonian structure of the underlying complete set of equations for surface waves. For flat bottom it reduces to the standard Korteweg-de Vries

  14. Infrastructure for the life sciences: design and implementation of the UniProt website.

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    Jain, Eric; Bairoch, Amos; Duvaud, Severine; Phan, Isabelle; Redaschi, Nicole; Suzek, Baris E; Martin, Maria J; McGarvey, Peter; Gasteiger, Elisabeth

    2009-05-08

    The UniProt consortium was formed in 2002 by groups from the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB), the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) and the Protein Information Resource (PIR) at Georgetown University, and soon afterwards the website http://www.uniprot.org was set up as a central entry point to UniProt resources. Requests to this address were redirected to one of the three organisations' websites. While these sites shared a set of static pages with general information about UniProt, their pages for searching and viewing data were different. To provide users with a consistent view and to cut the cost of maintaining three separate sites, the consortium decided to develop a common website for UniProt. Following several years of intense development and a year of public beta testing, the http://www.uniprot.org domain was switched to the newly developed site described in this paper in July 2008. The UniProt consortium is the main provider of protein sequence and annotation data for much of the life sciences community. The http://www.uniprot.org website is the primary access point to this data and to documentation and basic tools for the data. These tools include full text and field-based text search, similarity search, multiple sequence alignment, batch retrieval and database identifier mapping. This paper discusses the design and implementation of the new website, which was released in July 2008, and shows how it improves data access for users with different levels of experience, as well as to machines for programmatic access.http://www.uniprot.org/ is open for both academic and commercial use. The site was built with open source tools and libraries. Feedback is very welcome and should be sent to help@uniprot.org. The new UniProt website makes accessing and understanding UniProt easier than ever. The two main lessons learned are that getting the basics right for such a data provider website has huge benefits, but is not trivial and easy to underestimate

  15. Infrastructure for the life sciences: design and implementation of the UniProt website

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    Suzek Baris E

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The UniProt consortium was formed in 2002 by groups from the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB, the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI and the Protein Information Resource (PIR at Georgetown University, and soon afterwards the website http://www.uniprot.org was set up as a central entry point to UniProt resources. Requests to this address were redirected to one of the three organisations' websites. While these sites shared a set of static pages with general information about UniProt, their pages for searching and viewing data were different. To provide users with a consistent view and to cut the cost of maintaining three separate sites, the consortium decided to develop a common website for UniProt. Following several years of intense development and a year of public beta testing, the http://www.uniprot.org domain was switched to the newly developed site described in this paper in July 2008. Description The UniProt consortium is the main provider of protein sequence and annotation data for much of the life sciences community. The http://www.uniprot.org website is the primary access point to this data and to documentation and basic tools for the data. These tools include full text and field-based text search, similarity search, multiple sequence alignment, batch retrieval and database identifier mapping. This paper discusses the design and implementation of the new website, which was released in July 2008, and shows how it improves data access for users with different levels of experience, as well as to machines for programmatic access. http://www.uniprot.org/ is open for both academic and commercial use. The site was built with open source tools and libraries. Feedback is very welcome and should be sent to help@uniprot.org. Conclusion The new UniProt website makes accessing and understanding UniProt easier than ever. The two main lessons learned are that getting the basics right for such a data provider website has

  16. O tradutor de estilos - Entrevista de Ted Polhemus a Tarcisio D'Almeida

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    Full Text Available Considerado "guru dos estilos" e idealizador do conceito "supermercado de estilos", o antropólogo Ted Polhemus é reticente quanto aos "roubos fashion" pela hegemônica indústria da moda e acredita na força e no poder da comunicação visual de estilos e comportamentos como formas de expressão humana. Na conturbada e agitada década de 1960, o antropólogo anglo-americano Ted Polhemus, 57, trocou os EUA pela Inglaterra, em especial, a ensolarada Califórnia (para onde os jovens costumavam ir pela acinzentada e enevoada Londres. Esse contexto político-histórico de busca pela liberdade ideológica da era hippie e expansão da moda com o surgimento do prêt-à-porter possibilitou ao pesquisador estudar antropologia na Temple University, na Filadélfia. Em seguida, em Londres, desenvolveu seus estudos de mestrado sobre "Body Image and Adornment" (Imagem e Adorno do Corpo na prestigiada University of London. O projeto de mapear as inter-relações entre corpo e estilo na concepção de moda e comportamento sempre norteou sua verve intelectual de um antropólogo comprometido com os fenômenos da atualidade, sobretudo os que decorrem a partir da contemporaneidade do século 20. Publicou Fashion & Anti-fashion: anthropology of clothing and adornment (Thames & Hudson, 1979, Streetstyle: from sidewalk to catwalk (Thames & Hudson, 1994 e Style Surfing: what to wear in the 3rd millennium (Thames & Hudson, 1996, entre outros. Em seu novo livro, Hot Bodies, Cool Styles: new techniques in self adornment (Thames & Hudson, 2004, lançado no final do ano passado, o "guru dos estilos" e pai do conceito "supermercado de estilos" dá mostras de como a onda global do entusiasmo para a decoração do corpo é enraizada em nosso passado e examina ainda seu sentido na prospecção do futuro. Polhemus tornou-se referência na literatura de moda e do corpo. Ao lado de outros pesquisadores do assunto, como Dick Hebdige, que conceituou a exist

  17. Europe-United States: two diverging evolutions of electricity restructuring? a prospective study on the functioning and the regulation of electrical markets on both sides of the Atlantic; Europe - Etats-Unis: des divergences electriques assumees? une perspective sur le fonctionnement et la regulation des marches electriques de part et d'autre de l'Atlantique

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    Derdevet, M.; Veyrenc, Th. [Institut d' Etudes Politiques de Paris, 75 (France)

    2008-01-15

    On both sides of the Atlantic, the same broad purpose was at the heart of electricity restructuring policies: substituting competition to the monopolistic organisation as a means of increased efficiency, and transforming sets of local markets into large continental-wide integrated markets. The current diversity between European and American systems is thus intriguing. The relative homogeneity of electrical systems in the old continent, which is being reinforced by the gradual though delicate elaboration of shared principles on the general organisation of the electricity industry at the European level, compares to a genuine diversity on the American side, where each State remains responsible for conducting its own restructuring policy, even if similar rules on wholesale markets are acknowledged and implemented at a federal level. Yet Europe and the United States face the same kind of issues regarding the future of the energy industry: which status for grid operators, how to respond to growing concerns on security of supply, what to do to mitigate the sharp increase in energy prices? Evidence thereof are the similar attempts by some States to retain direct price control methods, rather than to bank on the virtues of competition to prompt investments in generation and lead prices to drop. It currently appears that the answers to these shared challenges are not converging. On behalf of a comparatively strong freedom of action relatively to the initial competitive paradigm, the array of polio/ responses available in the United States seems broader than in Europe, where the approach recommended by the European Commission consists of further deepening the initial model without altering it. The future will show whether that trend is lasting, or if two structurally different models can emerge from such differences. (authors)

  18. Analysis of the temperature and pore water pressure field in the TED heating experiment

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    Garitte, B.; Vaunat, J.; Gens, A.; Conil, N.; Armand, G

    2012-01-01

    Document available in extended abstract form only. The TED experiment is a heating experiment in Callovo-Oxfordian Clay performed in the Meuse Haute Marne underground research laboratory. It was set up by Andra to confirm the results obtained in a previous thermal experiment (TER). The main objectives are: characterisation of the thermal properties of intact argillite, identification of the Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical (THM) coupling parameters, improvement of the understanding of THM behaviour and comparison of parameters measured in-situ and in the laboratory. The three heaters in the TED experiment were installed parallel at a distance of about 2.7 m to reproduce as closely as possible the real storage case (HA cells). This arrangement should allow the verification of: i) the superposition of several temperature fields generated by the three heaters and ii) the overpressure generated in the symmetry planes between the three heaters. Three heaters 4 m long and 0.143 m diameter have been installed in parallel boreholes drilled form GED gallery. To limit the influence of the conditions prevailing in the gallery, a distance of 12 m have been left between the GED wall and the closest extremity of the heaters. Rock has been intensively instrumented within a zone of 15 m around the heaters. There are 108 thermal sensors, 10 pore pressure sensors, 2 extensometers/inclinometers, placed in 13 different small diameter boreholes (56 mm). 11 boreholes were filled with bentonite (those containing thermal and pore pressure sensors) and 2 of them left open (those equipped with extensometer/inclinometers). First heating started on 22 January 2010 at the central heater and consists of three steps: 120 days at 180 W, 150 days at 300 W and one last period at 600 W. The two lateral heaters have been switched on after 14 months following the same heating sequence. The concept and the results of the TED experiment are fully described in a companion paper. Concerning heat transport

  19. NO CHANGES IN SERUM CONCENTRATIONS OF INTERLEUKIN 10 (IL-10) AND INTERFERON γ (IF-γ) BEFORE AND AFTER TREATMENT OF THE THYROID EYE DISEASE (TED)

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    Laban-Gučeva, Nevenka; Antova, Magdalena; Bogoev, Milco

    2007-01-01

    TED is a severe eye disease leading in rare cases to decrease of sight, optic nerve compression and blindness. Recently, significant progresses in understanding the disease have been done. Nevertheless, the treatment of the disease, especially in its severe form remains challenging. Glucocorticoids (GC) have been the basis of the treatment for a long time. Orbital irradiation (OI) and optical decompression (OD) are also used in managing the severe forms of TED. Somatostatin, intravenous immunoglobulin have been also used, with conflicting results. Regarding the potential for the treatment of TED with cytokine antagonists, controlled clinical studies are not available. Since cytokines play an important role in the pathogenesis of the TED, they seemed to be logical choice for modern TED treatment. It has been shown that both Th1 (interleukin-2, tumor necrosis factor γ, interleukin γ) and Th2 (interleukin-4,-5-,-10) profile T cells are activated in the TED. We therefore measured interleukin-γ, IF-γ and interleukin -10 (IL-10)(Th1 and Th2 pattern) to assess its relationship to the course of the disease. This paper shows that both Th1 (Il-2) and Th2 (If-γ) pathways represented by those two cytokines are not involved (Il-10 before 2,29±5,23 and after treatment 3,77±8,44; IF γ before 0,50±0,24 and after treatment 0,35±0,19). No relationship to the response to treatment was found. GC resulted in positive response in 8/22 patients, OI (12 patients) given after CS therapy, resulted in a response in all patients. Increase in proptosis, loss of visual acuity is spite of CS treatment prompted OD in two patients, who both recovered visual acuity and proptosis fell under 25mm Hertel. PMID:18039196

  20. No changes in serum concentrations of interleukin 10 (IL-10) and interferon gamma (IF-gamma) before and after treatment of the thyroid eye disease (TED).

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    Laban-Guceva, Nevenka; Antova, Magdalena; Bogoev, Milco

    2007-11-01

    TED is a severe eye disease leading in rare cases to decrease of sight, optic nerve compression and blindness. Recently, significant progresses in understanding the disease have been done. Nevertheless, the treatment of the disease, especially in its severe form remains challenging. Glucocorticoids (GC) have been the basis of the treatment for a long time. Orbital irradiation (OI) and optical decompression (OD) are also used in managing the severe forms of TED. Somatostatin, intravenous immunoglobulin have been also used, with conflicting results. Regarding the potential for the treatment of TED with cytokine antagonists, controlled clinical studies are not available. Since cytokines play an important role in the pathogenesis of the TED, they seemed to be logical choice for modern TED treatment. It has been shown that both Th1 (interleukin-2, tumor necrosis factor gamma, interleukin gamma) and Th2 (interleukin -4, -5, -10) profile T cells are activated in the TED. We therefore measured interleukin-gamma, IF-gamma and interleukin -10 (IL-10)(Th1 and Th2 pattern) to assess its relationship to the course of the disease. This paper shows that both Th1 (IL-2) and Th2 (IF-gamma) pathways represented by those two cytokines are not involved (IL-10 before 2.29+/-5.23 and after treatment 3.77+/-8.44; IF gamma before 0.50+/-0.24 and after treatment 0.35+/-0.19). No relationship to the response to treatment was found. GC resulted in positive response in 8/22 patients, OI (12 patients) given after CS therapy, resulted in a response in all patients. Increase in proptosis, loss of visual acuity is spite of CS treatment prompted OD in two patients, who both recovered visual acuity and proptosis fell under 25 mm Hertel.

  1. No Changes in Serum Concentrations of Interleukin 10 (IL-10 and Interferon γ (IF-γ Before and After Treatment of the Thyroid Eye Disease (TED

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    Nevenka Laban-Gučeva

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available TED is a severe eye disease leading in rare cases to decrease of sight, optic nerve compression and blindness. Recently, significant progresses in understanding the disease have been done. Nevertheless, the treatment of the disease, especially in its severe form remains challenging. Glucocorticoids (GC have been the basis of the treatment for a long time. Orbital irradiation (OI and optical decompression (OD are also used in managing the severe forms of TED. Somatostatin, intravenous immunoglobulin have been also used, with conflicting results. Regarding the potential for the treatment of TED with cytokine antagonists, controlled clinical studies are not available. Since cytokines play an important role in the pathogenesis of the TED, they seemed to be logical choice for modern TED treatment. It has been shown that both Th1 (interleukin-2, tumor necrosis factor γ, interleukin γ and Th2 (interleukin-4,-5-,-10 profile T cells are activated in the TED. We therefore measured interleukin-γ, IF-γ and interleukin -10 (IL-10(Th1 and Th2 pattern to assess its relationship to the course of the disease. This paper shows that both Th1 (Il-2 and Th2 (If-γ pathways represented by those two cytokines are not involved (Il-10 before 2,29±5,23 and after treatment 3,77±8,44; IF γ before 0,50±0,24 and after treatment 0,35±0,19. No relationship to the response to treatment was found. GC resulted in positive response in 8/22 patients, OI (12 patients given after CS therapy, resulted in a response in all patients. Increase in proptosis, loss of visual acuity is spite of CS treatment prompted OD in two patients, who both recovered visual acuity and proptosis fell under 25mm Hertel.

  2. Les interactions entre la politique de la Réserve fédérale et l’innovation, une clé de lecture de la « nouvelle économie » aux États-Unis The Interactions between Federal Reserve Policy and Innovation: One Key to Understanding the “New Economy” in the United States

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    Ruxandra Pavelchievici

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available This article is an analysis of the interactions between monetary policy and innovation in the United States during the 1990s, known as the “new economy” era, and rests on the hypothesis that they resulted in an unprecedented macroeconomic configuration. Its object is to show how the Federal Reserve made its policy credible and transparent, and thereby contributed to creating a climate that was favourable to innovation. Innovation is then analysed in the light of its implications for monetary policy by considering the stance adopted, as well as the Federal Reserve’s perception of stock market speculation.

  3. Present and Future Programmes in the Treatment and Ultimate Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes in the United States of America; Programmes Actuels et Futurs de Traitement et d'Elimination Definitive des Dechets Radioactifs de Haute Activite aux Etats-Unis; 0422 0415 041a 0423 0429 0410 042f 0418 0411 0423 0414 ; Programas Estadounidenses Actuales y Futuros para el Tratamiento y Evacuacion Definitiva de Desechos de Elevada Radiactividad

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    Belter, W. G. [United States Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, DC (United States)

    1963-02-15

    The inherent restrictions of tank storage for high activity waste, such as potential leakage and the necessity of liquid-waste transfer for periods of hundreds of years, has resulted in a vigorous research and development programme in the United States directed at engineering practical systems for the ultimate disposal of these materials. The programme in the Atomic Energy Commission Reactor Development Division is described as it relates to the development of a future nuclear power economy. The long-range waste management.programmes at the plutonium production centres, Hanford and Savannah River, with their particular site requirements, are briefly summarized. Several ''conversion to solids'' methods, including the use of fluid beds, heated pots, radiant-heated spray columns, rotary kilns and ceramic sponges are under study. The addition of glass - forming materials to be waste for the purpose of providing a more stable final product is also being investigated. Some of the advantages and disadvantages of each process are noted. The present status of these development projects is summarized and the proposed future programme plans are stated. The investigation of specific geologic formations such as salt structures, deep permeable basins, and impermeable crystalline rock for the ultimate storage or disposal of calcined solids or certain types of liquid wastes is described. Plans for a proposed field experiment in salt with full-scale activity are discussed. The exploratory drilling programme at the Savannah River Plant to determine the feasibility of storing aged, first- cycle wastes in the basement rock below SRP is briefly described and preliminary results noted. Brief reference is made of the-long-range engineering studies being conducted at Oak Ridge to evaluate the hazards and economics of various methods for handling, storage, and/or ultimate disposal of highly radioactive liquid and solid wastes. The role of this engineering evaluation programme in relation

  4. Evropská unie a MERCOSUR

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    Ustsiuhava, Hanna

    2013-01-01

    This bachelor thesis describes and analyses trade relations between two integration blocs: the European Union and MERCOSUR. The aim of the thesis is to provide a complete overview of the recent trade flows between the EU and MERCOSUR member states and to describe an ongoing negotiations on the Association agreement. The thesis is divided into three parts. In the first section attention is paid to the general characteristics of the two trade blocs. Follows the analysis of the trade flows betwe...

  5. Resilient Prosumer Scenario in a Changing Regulatory Environment—The UniRCon Solution

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    Mihai Sanduleac

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available Technological developments are pushing for new solutions based upon massive integration of renewable electricity generation in networks already facing many challenges. This paper presents a novel approach to managing the energy transfer towards prosumers making use of smart management of local energy storage. The proposed design (including storage dimensioning is based on several operating scenarios in which the prosumer might operate as: (i a “load only” entity (from a grid perspective, thus exhibiting investment resiliency against regulatory changes and high energy efficiency; or (ii a prosumer, in case regulatory opportunistic profit might be available. This can be realized within a newly proposed Uni-directional Resilient Consumer (UniRCon architecture. The major aim of the proposed architecture is to achieve optimal self-consumption while avoiding curtailment even in a changing regulatory environment like, for example, the total lack of incentives for generation based on renewable energy sources (RES. One of the major advantages of the proposed architecture consists in the adaptability to changes in the regulatory and market environment. The term resilience is used with multiple meanings: (a the prosumer’s financial resilience against regulatory changes when investment calculations assume no-grid injections; (b the prosumer’s technical resilience, with electrical design based on standalone operation; (c the resilience of clusters of interconnected end-user installations with enabled community-level electricity exchange, independent of the existing main grid supply; (d the contribution to grid resilience, by enabling AC microgrid (MG operation in island mode when large portions of the grid are formed by clusters of UniRCon prosumers (the ease of islanding segmentation of the local grid in case of emergencies. For proof of concept, three use-cases are detailed: (i photovoltaic (PV installations connected behind the meter; (ii PV and

  6. A high-quality factor of 267 000 micromechanical silicon resonator utilizing TED-free torsional vibration mode

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    Nakamura, K.; Naito, Y.; Onishi, K.; Kawakatsu, H.

    2012-12-01

    In industrial applications of a micromechanical silicon resonator as a physical sensor, a high-quality factor Q and a low-temperature coefficient of Q (TCQ) are required for high sensitivity in a wide temperature range. Although the newly developed thin film encapsulation technique enables a beam to operate with low viscous damping in a vacuum cavity, the Q of a flexural vibration mode is limited by thermo-elastic damping (TED). We proposed a torsional beam resonator which features both a high Q and a low TCQ because theoretically the torsional vibration mode does not suffer from TED. From experiments, Q of 267 000 and TCQ of 1.4 for the 20 MHz torsional vibration mode were observed which were superior to those of the flexural mode. The pressure of the residual gas in the cavity of only 20 pl volume, which is one of the energy loss factors limiting the Q, was successfully estimated to be 1-14 Pa. Finally, the possibilities of improving the Q and the difference of the measured TCQ from a theoretical value were discussed.

  7. La armonización contable y de la auditoría en la unión europea

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    Barrantes Barrantes, Antonio

    2011-01-01

    Este articulo ilustra la situación de las profesiones contable y auditora en la Unión Europea Se parte de una breve historia de la gestación de la Unión Europea, continuando con los órganos rectores y los medios documentales-jurídicos con los que se instrumenta su organización. Se muestra seguidamente cómo se encuentran institucionalizadas la profesión contable y la auditoria en los países de la Unión y se analizan las causas que originan diferencias de criterios y usos contables en dichos pa...

  8. Ted Irving and the Precambrian continental drift of (within?) the Canadian Shield

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    Hoffman, P. F.

    2014-12-01

    Ted Irving was no stranger to the Precambrian when he began paleomagnetic studies in the Canadian Shield (CS) that would dominate his research in the early and mid-1970's. Twenty years before, his graduate work on billion-year-old strata in Scotland established paleomagnetic methodologies applicable to sedimentary rocks generally. In 1958, he and Ronald Green presented an 'Upper Proterozoic' APW path from Australia as evidence for pre-Carboniferous drift relative to Europe and North America (the poles actually range in age from 1.2 to 2.7 Ga). His first published CS poles were obtained from the Franklin LIP of the Arctic platform and demonstrate igneous emplacement across the paleoequator. Characteristically, his 1971 poles are statistically indistinguishable from the most recent grand mean paleopole of 2009. His main focus, however, was on the question of Precambrian continental drift. He compared APW paths with respect to Laurentia with those obtained from other Precambrian shields, and he compared APW paths from different tectonic provinces within the CS. He was consistently antagonistic to the concept of a single long-lived Proterozoic supercontinent, but he was on less certain ground regarding motions within the CS due to inadequate geochronology. With Ron Emslie, he boldly proposed rapid convergence between parts of the Grenville Province and Interior Laurentia (IL) ~1.0 Ga. This was controversial given the uncertain ages of multiple magnetic components in high-grade metamorphic rocks. With John McGlynn and John Park, he developed a Paleoproterozoic APW path for the Slave Province from mafic dikes and red clastics, encompassing the time of consolidation of IL during 2.0-1.8 Ga orogenesis. Before 1980, he constructed Paleoproterozoic APW paths for IL as a whole, finding little evidence for significant internal displacement. He recognized that the Laurentian APW path describes a series of straight tracks linked by hairpins, the latter corresponding in age to

  9. Crystallinity of polyethylene in uni-axial extensional flow

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    Wingstrand, Sara Lindeblad; van Drongelen, Martin; Mortensen, Kell

    Flow history of polymer melts in processing greatly influences the crystallinity and hence the solid properties of the final material. A wide range of polymer processes involve extensional flows e.g. fiber spinning, blow moulding etc. However, due to instrumental difficulties, experimental studies...... on polymer crystallization in controlled uniaxial extension are quite rare compared to studies of crystallization in shear. Inherently uniaxial extensional flows are strong and simple relative to shear flows, in the sense that chain stretch is easily obtained and that the molecules experience no tumbling...... such that crystallization from a stretched state can take place. In this work we explore this feature in the attempt to link the nonlinear extensional rheology to the final morphology. We investigate polyethylenes (PE) of various chain architectures and observe that, even for complex architectures like long chain branched...

  10. Território e Rede da União do Vegetal

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    Morales Arteaga, Pamela Elizabeth

    2016-01-01

    Esta pesquisa trata do território e das redes geográficas da religião ayahusaqueira União do Vegetal, em Brasília. Busca-se interpretar os objetivos da pesquisa que foram; a construção do território da União do Vegetal, diferençando elementos relevantes do território; debatendo a hierarquização do grupo na sua atuação territorial e relacionando as percepções dos adeptos com suas práticas territoriais em rede. As hipóteses que nortearam o trabalho foram; A construção do território sagrado da U...

  11. Uni-directional trail sharing by two species of ants a Monte Carlo study

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    Kunduraci, T; Kayacan, O

    2015-01-01

    We study insect traffic, specifically ant traffic on a uni-directional trail which is shared by two species of ants, one of which is ‘good’ at smelling and the other ‘poor’. The two distinct species of ants are placed mixed on the same trail and individuals of both are permitted to make a U-turn when they encounter another ant in front of them. The theoretical scheme for the ant traffic is based on an asymmetric simple exclusion model. The ant traffic on the uni-directional trail is studied as a function of the number of ‘good-smelling’ ants and the evaporation probability of pheromones by keeping the number of ‘poor-smelling ants’ constant during Monte Carlo simulations. (paper)

  12. IntlUni - The Challenges of the Multilingual and Multicultural Learning Space in the International University

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    Lauridsen, Karen M.

    learning space, and to develop recommendations for how higher education institutions may implement and ensure the sustainability of quality teaching and learning in this space. IntlUni is a three-year Erasmus Academic Network (2012-2015) and has received financial support from the European Commission......IntlUni: The challenges of the multilingual and multicultural learning space in the international university The past decade has witnessed an unprecedented increase in the internationalisation of higher education. This means that more people in higher education than ever before are teaching...... and learning through the medium of a language other than their own first languages. What are the implication of this for lecturers and students? And what are the implications for this for the quality of European higher education programmes? Taking it for granted that the internationalisation of higher...

  13. Movilidad y desigualdad regional en la Unión Europea

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    Roberto Ezcurra

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar la movilidad de la distribución de la renta por habitante a escala regional en la Unión Europea durante el período 1977-1996, con el fin de aportar elementos complementarios sobre la naturaleza de la desigualdad interregional. Para ello se utiliza una metodología novedosa basada en el cálculo de una serie de indicadores empleados habitualmente en el estudio dinámico de la distribución interpersonal de la renta. Los resultados obtenidos sugieren que el nivel de movilidad intradistribucional es relativamente bajo. Asimismo, la evidencia empírica aportada muestra la existencia de una tendencia hacia la reducción de la movilidad regional a lo largo del período analizado que ha coincidido en el tiempo con el mantenimiento de la desigualdad interregional en la Unión Europea.

  14. UniFlex A WWW-environment for project-based collaborative learning

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    Borch, Ole; Helbo, Jan; Knudsen, Morten

    2003-01-01

    technical maintenance. Web interfaces for all type of users are developed to ease information and document upload, user administration and more. The product is used at Aalborg University open distance education for "Master of Industrial Information technology" (MII) and "Master in Mobile Information......Increasing demands for remote on-line education are changing the way teaching and learning is performed. New behavior in using pedagogy and supporting technology is needed to drive the learning process. To facilitate the use of services for selected activities to participants in on-line education......, a web site named UniFlex (University Flexible learning) has been developed and brought into use. The site is a comprehensive set of bookmarks including course taking, upload/download, and - of special significance - collaborative on-line project work. UniFlex has been developed to meet the requirement...

  15. Experiments of condensation-induced water hammers at the UniBw Munich

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    Dirndorfer, Stefan; Kulisch, Helmut; Malcherek, Andreas

    2013-01-01

    Condensation-induced water hammers belong to the most serious and complex pressure surges. Experimental data from literature are scanty, incomplete, not public or simply missing. A new test facility at the UniBw (University of the German Armed Forces) was constructed to perform own experiments within a research alliance. This new test facility uses a complete new approach. In contrast to other test stations, the UniBw water hammer test facility is a closed system. This leads on the one hand to a more complex handling with respect of conducting experiments but on the other hand also to a more realistic characterization of thermo-hydraulic phenomena which can occur in a power plant. The first results of a measured condensation-induced water hammer are presented. (orig.)

  16. Experiments of condensation-induced water hammers at the UniBw Munich

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    Dirndorfer, Stefan; Kulisch, Helmut; Malcherek, Andreas [Universitaet der Bundeswehr Muenchen, Neubiberg (Germany). Hydromechanik und Wasserbau

    2013-03-15

    Condensation-induced water hammers belong to the most serious and complex pressure surges. Experimental data from literature are scanty, incomplete, not public or simply missing. A new test facility at the UniBw (University of the German Armed Forces) was constructed to perform own experiments within a research alliance. This new test facility uses a complete new approach. In contrast to other test stations, the UniBw water hammer test facility is a closed system. This leads on the one hand to a more complex handling with respect of conducting experiments but on the other hand also to a more realistic characterization of thermo-hydraulic phenomena which can occur in a power plant. The first results of a measured condensation-induced water hammer are presented. (orig.)

  17. Komentar terhadap undang-undang badan hukum pendidikan dan kesiapan UNY menjadi badan hukum pendidikan

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    Anang Priyanto

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    Full Text Available Pro and contra responses arises release of Act of Legal Body of Education (BHP. The emergence of the forementioned Act is mandate of Act of System of National Education. The articles of Act response completelY the objections of the opposing parties against this Act. They should prosecute it through constitutional review in Court of Constitution/ Mahkamah Konstitusi  (MK. They should prove the fundamental weaknesses of its content.  If UNY is reacfy to change its legal body into BHP, whole aspect of its management and conduct should be adjusted to the provisions og the Act. UNY has already tried to anticipate the regulation through preparing the statute of Universiry.

  18. Kajian Keselamatan dan Kesehatan Kerja Bengkel di Jurusan Pendidikan Teknik Sipil dan Perencanaan Fakultas Teknik Uny

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    Nur Hidayat

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    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to analyse: (1 the plan (2 the implementation, and (3 the evaluation of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH management in the workshop of the Department of Civil Engineering and Planning Education, Faculty of Engineering, Yogyakarta State University (YSU. This study was categorised into descriptive study that scientifically explained the workplace environment of the workshop specifically in terms of the OSH management. The data collection techniques used observations, interviews and questionnaires. The data of this study was analysed descriptively. This study presented the detailed descriptions of the collected data in the field. The results revealed (1 It is crucial to develop a more systematic OSH management plan in the workshop of the Department of Civil Engineering and Planning Education, Faculty of Engineering, YSU (2 the planning policies and the implementation of the OSH management need a continual improvement  and (3 the evaluation of the OSH management should be conducted simultaneously by the stakeholders, the lecturers and the technicians. (4 The OSH policy in the practices should be properly organised to promote the OSH culture in the workshop. (5 The OSH management control and review were prioritised for fostering the effectiveness of the OSH management implementation. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui perencanaan, pelaksanaan, dan  evaluasi Keselamatan dan Kesehatan Kerja (K3 di Bengkel Jurusan Pendidikan Teknik Sipil dan Perencanaan FT UNY. Penelitian ini merupakan penelitian deskriptif (descriptive reasearch yang memaparkan secara ilmiah keadaan di lingkungan bengkel khususnya mengenai aspek K3. Metode pengumpulan data menggunakan observasi, wawancara, dan angket. Analisis data menggunakan analisis deskriptif. Penelitian ini mendeskripsikan secara detail terhadap apa yang ditemukan dalam pengambilan data. Hasil penelitian ini menunjukkan bahwa

  19. Magnetic phase diagram of UNi2Si2 under magnetic field and high-pressure

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    Honda, F.; Oomi, G.; Svoboda, P.; Syshchenko, A.; Sechovsky, V.; Khmelevski, S.; Divis, M.; Andreev, A.V.; Takeshita, N.; Mori, N.; Menovsky, A.A.

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    Measurements of electrical resistance under high pressure and neutron diffraction in high-magnetic field of single crystalline UNi 2 Si 2 have been performed. We have found the analogy between the p-T and B-T magnetic phase diagrams. It is also found that the propagation vector q Z of incommensurate antiferromagnetic phase decreases with increasing magnetic field. A new pronounced pressure-induced incommensurate-commensurate magnetic phase transition has been detected

  20. Rumanía, una agricultura con peso en la Unión Europea

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    Hernández Díaz-Ambrona, Carlos Gregorio; Gliga, Adrian

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    El aspecto más conocido de la agricultura rumana en la actualidad es que el todopoderoso comisario de agricultura de la Unión Europea, Dacian Ciolos, es rumano. Tras el colapso del comunismo en 1989, empezó a desarrollarse la agricultura tal como la conocemos hoy en Rumanía. Se ha producido un giro al sistema capitalista, pero manteniendo en gran parte la estructura agraria heredada del comunismo.

  1. Policy, Practice, and Readiness to Teach Primary and Secondary Mathematics in 17 Countries: Findings from the IEA Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M-M)

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    Tatto, Maria Teresa; Peck, Ray; Schwille, John; Bankov, Kiril; Senk, Sharon L.; Rodriguez, Michael; Ingvarson, Lawrence; Reckase, Mark; Rowley, Glenn

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    The Teacher Education Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M) 2008 is the first cross-national study to provide data on the knowledge that future primary and lower-secondary school teachers acquire during their mathematics teacher education. It is also the first major study to examine variations in the nature and influence of teacher education programs…

  2. Exploring Connections between Content Knowledge, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, and the Opportunities to Learn Mathematics: Findings from the TEDS-M Dataset

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    Murray, Eileen; Durkin, Kelley; Chao, Theodore; Star, Jon R.; Vig, Rozy

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    Past work on mathematics teachers' content knowledge (CK) and pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) has resulted in mixed findings about the strength of the relationship between and development of these constructs. The current study uses data from the Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M) to examine the relationship between…

  3. Agriculture et politiques agricoles aux États-Unis

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    Devienne Sophie

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available The new Farm Bill has just been voted, after difficult negotiations between the White House and Congress. Since the beginning of the commodity-based programs in the 1930s, the agricultural policies in United States were aimed at supporting farm commodity markets and stabilizing farmers incomes. These commodity support policies have been an important contributor to the growth of agricultural productivity and commodity surplus. In the 1950s it became apparent that export demand was capable of creating farm prosperity and became important for the surplus disposal. The US agricultural policies aimed at expanding agricultural exports, and became more offensive as the export competition grew keener. For the first time in 1996, as the market estimates were optimistic, the Fair Act raised the possibility of an end to price support activities as a mean of farm income support. But in 1998 and 1999 weakened export demand led to marked reductions in the prices of the main crops. The 2002 Farm Bill restored the safety net for the farm income. Despite high prices and expansion of demand, and in contradiction with US commitments at the WTO, the new Farm Bill keep on aiming at providing a strong safety net for farm income, which allows the growth of agricultural productivity and the increase in US agriculture competitiveness, and at expanding trade.

  4. La Unión Europea y la gobernanza global del desarrollo

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    José Ángel Sotillo Lorenzo

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    Full Text Available Si entendemos por gobernanza una forma de gobierno que promueve el desarrollo desde una opción pluridimensional y de gestión democrática de políticas que tienen ese objetivo, la Unión Europea sería un ejemplo de gobernanza. Y lo sería en una doble dimensión: la interna y la externa, ya que propone ser un actor civil global. Dentro de su papel como actor internacional ocupa un lugar destacado la política de desarrollo, donde la Unión Europea actúa en consonancia con los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible y la Agenda 2030 para transformar nuestro mundo. Pero el proceso de integración choca con varios obstáculos que ponen en cuestión ese objetivo, por lo que la Unión necesita de un nuevo impulso para hacer frente a los desafíos internos y a escala global.

  5. El conflicto de Darfur: un reto para la credibilidad de la Unión Africana

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    María Ángeles Alaminos

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    Full Text Available En el caso de la crisis de Darfur la Unión Africana esperaba conseguir su primer éxito a nivel internacional en la pacificación de un conflicto africano; el conflicto de Darfur ha supuesto un reto para su credibilidad. La Misión de la Unión Africana en Sudán (AMIS intentó poner fin a la crisis, pero los recursos limitados, tanto económicos como humanos fueron incapaces de frenarla. La protección de tres millones y medio de personas en situación de riesgo en Darfur ha constituido un desafío para la UA y una prueba de la efectividad de su misión AMIS. La Unión Africana quiere demostrar su valía como organización, su potencial en el desarrollo de acciones concretas, su preponderancia como actor en el ámbito africano y su relevancia como actor internacional.

  6. The Origin of Uni-axial Negative Thermal Expansion in a Layered Perovskite

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    Ablitt, Chris; Craddock, Sarah; Senn, Mark; Mostofi, Arash; Bristowe, Nicholas

    Using first-principles calculations within the quasi-harmonic approximation (QHA), we explain the origin of experimentally observed uni-axial negative thermal expansion (NTE) in a layered perovskite: the Ruddlesden-Popper (RP) oxide Ca2MnO4, which has anti-ferromagnetic ordering at low temperatures and is closely related to Ca3Mn2O7, which exhibits hybrid improper ferroelectricity and uni-axial NTE in competing phases. Dynamic tilts of MnO6 octahedra, common in many complex oxides, drive the expansion of the a axis and contraction of the c axis of the tetragonal NTE phase. We find that ferroelastic RP phases with a frozen octahedral rotation are unusually compliant to particular combinations of strains along different axes. The atomic mechanism responsible is characteristic of the perovskite/rock-salt interfaces present in the RP structure. We show that the contribution from this anisotropic elasticity must be taken into account in order to accurately predict NTE over the temperature range observed in experiment. A similar compliance to cooperative strains is found in other systems with uni-axial NTE. The development of this mechanistic understanding of NTE in complex oxides may pave the way for designing tunable multifunctional materials. The authors would like to acknowledge support from the EPSRC and the Centre for Doctoral Training in Theory and Simulation of Materials.

  7. Review of the United States Army Wholesomeness of Irradiated Food Program (1955-1966); Apercu du Programme d'Etudes de l'Armee des Etats Unis sur la Comestibilite des Produits Alimentaires Irradies (1955-1966); Obzor programmy Amerikanskoj armii po voprosu sokhraneniya vkusovykh i pitatel'nykh'kachestv obluchennykh pishchevykh produktov (1955-1966); Programa del Ejercito de Los Estados Unidos Relativo a la Comestibilidad de los Alimentos Irradiados

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    Raica, N. Jr. [United States Army Medical Research And Nutrition Laboratory, Fitzsimons General Hospital, Denver, CO (United States); Howie, D. L. [United States Army Medical Research and Development Command, Office of the Surgeon General, Washington, DC (United States)

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    irradiated with {sup 60}Co or with 10-MeV electrons; (d) Irradiated foods are, in general, as acceptable as non-irradiated foods. In the light of these conclusions, the United States Food and Drug Administration has approved irradiation of the following foods: bacon with 4.5 Mrads - {sup 60}Co or 10 MeV electrons; wheat and wheat products with 50 krads - {sup 60}Co; potatoes with 10 krads - 2-MeV electrons. Other petitions are pending or are being prepared. (author) [French] L'Armee des Etats-Unis s'occupe activement de l'execution d'un programme general de recherches sur les nombreuses questions non encore resolues touchant l'utilisation des rayonnements ionisants pour la conservation des produits alimentaires. L'auteur examine dans le present rapport les donnees relatives a la question de la comestibilite (securite toxicologique, nutritive et, en partie, microbiologique) des produits alimentaires irradies. Les etudes a long terme d'alimentation ont ete faites; elles ont demontre que les produits alimentaires irradies sont aussi comestibles, et dans l'ensemble aussi acceptables, que les produits traites selon les procedes classiques. Les donnees ont ete obtenues grace aux travaux de plus de 30 laboratoires universitaires, commerciaux et gouvernementaux et comprennent les resultats d.'experiences sur plus de 15 000 souris, 5000 rats d'une meme souche, 300 chiens et 37 singes, au moyen de 21 produits alimentaires irradies (viandes, poissons, fruits et legumes). En general, les produits alimentaires utilises ont ete irradies a 2,79 et 5,58 Mrad avec un barreau de combustible epuise, des sources au {sup 60}Co ou des sources d'electrons de 10 MeV, et ont ete stockes pendant un minimum de trois mois a la temperature ambiante avant d'etre donnes aux animaux. Des produits alimentaires temoins non irradies ont ete conserves par congelation jusqu'a leur utilisation. Deux especes differentes ont ete nourries'pendant deux-ans avec des aliments contenant 35% (en poids sec) de denrees

  8. Overexpression and cosuppression of xylem-related genes in an early xylem differentiation stage-specific manner by the AtTED4 promoter.

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    Endo, Satoshi; Iwamoto, Kuninori; Fukuda, Hiroo

    2018-02-01

    Tissue-specific overexpression of useful genes, which we can design according to their cause-and-effect relationships, often gives valuable gain-of-function phenotypes. To develop genetic tools in woody biomass engineering, we produced a collection of Arabidopsis lines that possess chimeric genes of a promoter of an early xylem differentiation stage-specific gene, Arabidopsis Tracheary Element Differentiation-related 4 (AtTED4) and late xylem development-associated genes, many of which are uncharacterized. The AtTED4 promoter directed the expected expression of transgenes in developing vascular tissues from young to mature stage. Of T2 lines examined, 42%, 49% and 9% were judged as lines with the nonrepeat type insertion, the simple repeat type insertion and the other repeat type insertion of transgenes. In 174 T3 lines, overexpression lines were confirmed for 37 genes, whereas only cosuppression lines were produced for eight genes. The AtTED4 promoter activity was high enough to overexpress a wide range of genes over wild-type expression levels, even though the wild-type expression is much higher than AtTED4 expression for several genes. As a typical example, we investigated phenotypes of pAtTED4::At5g60490 plants, in which both overexpression and cosuppression lines were included. Overexpression but not cosuppression lines showed accelerated xylem development, suggesting the positive role of At5g60490 in xylem development. Taken together, this study provides valuable results about behaviours of various genes expressed under an early xylem-specific promoter and about usefulness of their lines as genetic tools in woody biomass engineering. © 2017 The Authors. Plant Biotechnology Journal published by Society for Experimental Biology and The Association of Applied Biologists and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  9. OnlineTED.com--a novel web-based audience response system for higher education. A pilot study to evaluate user acceptance.

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    Kühbeck, Felizian; Engelhardt, Stefan; Sarikas, Antonio

    2014-01-01

    Audience response (AR) systems are increasingly used in undergraduate medical education. However, high costs and complexity of conventional AR systems often limit their use. Here we present a novel AR system that is platform independent and does not require hardware clickers or additional software to be installed. "OnlineTED" was developed at Technische Universität München (TUM) based on Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) with a My Structured Query Language (MySQL)-database as server- and Javascript as client-side programming languages. "OnlineTED" enables lecturers to create and manage question sets online and start polls in-class via a web-browser. Students can participate in the polls with any internet-enabled device (smartphones, tablet-PCs or laptops). A paper-based survey was conducted with undergraduate medical students and lecturers at TUM to compare "OnlineTED" with conventional AR systems using clickers. "OnlineTED" received above-average evaluation results by both students and lecturers at TUM and was seen on par or superior to conventional AR systems. The survey results indicated that up to 80% of students at TUM own an internet-enabled device (smartphone or tablet-PC) for participation in web-based AR technologies. "OnlineTED" is a novel web-based and platform-independent AR system for higher education that was well received by students and lecturers. As a non-commercial alternative to conventional AR systems it may foster interactive teaching in undergraduate education, in particular with large audiences.

  10. The Traumatic Brain Injury Endpoints Development (TED) Initiative: Progress on a Public-Private Regulatory Collaboration to Accelerate Diagnosis and Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury.

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    Manley, Geoffrey T; MacDonald, Christine L; Markowitz, Amy; Stephenson, Diane; Robbins, Ann; Gardner, Raquel C; Winkler, Ethan A; Bodien, Yelena; Taylor, Sabrina; Yue, John K; Kannan, Lakshmi; Kumar, Allison; McCrea, Michael; Wang, Kevin K W

    2017-03-31

    The Traumatic Brain Injury Endpoints Development (TED) Initiative is a 5-year, Department of Defense (DoD) funded project that is working toward the ultimate goal of developing better designed clinical trials, leading to more precise diagnosis, and effective treatments for traumatic brain injury (TBI). TED is comprised of leading academic clinician-scientists, along with innovative industry leaders in biotechnology and imaging technology, patient advocacy organizations, and philanthropists, working collaboratively with regulatory authorities, specifically the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The goals of the TED Initiative are to gain consensus and validation of TBI clinical outcome assessment measures and biomarkers for endorsement by global regulatory agencies for use in drug and device development processes. This manuscript summarizes the Initiative's Stage 1 progress over the first 18 months, including intensive engagement with a number of FDA divisions responsible for review and validation of biomarkers and clinical outcome assessments, progression into the prequalification phase of FDA's Medical Device Development Tool program for a candidate set of neuroimaging biomarkers, and receipt of FDA's Recognition of Research Importance Letter regarding TBI. Other signal achievements relate to the creation of the TED Metadataset, harmonizing study measures across eight major TBI studies, and the leadership role played by TED investigators in the conversion of the NINDS TBI Common Data Elements (CDEs) to Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) standards. This paper frames both the near-term expectations and the Initiative's long-term vision to accelerate approval of treatments for patients affected by TBI in urgent need of effective therapies.

  11. Task-Related Edge Density (TED)-A New Method for Revealing Dynamic Network Formation in fMRI Data of the Human Brain.

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    Lohmann, Gabriele; Stelzer, Johannes; Zuber, Verena; Buschmann, Tilo; Margulies, Daniel; Bartels, Andreas; Scheffler, Klaus

    2016-01-01

    The formation of transient networks in response to external stimuli or as a reflection of internal cognitive processes is a hallmark of human brain function. However, its identification in fMRI data of the human brain is notoriously difficult. Here we propose a new method of fMRI data analysis that tackles this problem by considering large-scale, task-related synchronisation networks. Networks consist of nodes and edges connecting them, where nodes correspond to voxels in fMRI data, and the weight of an edge is determined via task-related changes in dynamic synchronisation between their respective times series. Based on these definitions, we developed a new data analysis algorithm that identifies edges that show differing levels of synchrony between two distinct task conditions and that occur in dense packs with similar characteristics. Hence, we call this approach "Task-related Edge Density" (TED). TED proved to be a very strong marker for dynamic network formation that easily lends itself to statistical analysis using large scale statistical inference. A major advantage of TED compared to other methods is that it does not depend on any specific hemodynamic response model, and it also does not require a presegmentation of the data for dimensionality reduction as it can handle large networks consisting of tens of thousands of voxels. We applied TED to fMRI data of a fingertapping and an emotion processing task provided by the Human Connectome Project. TED revealed network-based involvement of a large number of brain areas that evaded detection using traditional GLM-based analysis. We show that our proposed method provides an entirely new window into the immense complexity of human brain function.

  12. Task-Related Edge Density (TED-A New Method for Revealing Dynamic Network Formation in fMRI Data of the Human Brain.

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    Gabriele Lohmann

    Full Text Available The formation of transient networks in response to external stimuli or as a reflection of internal cognitive processes is a hallmark of human brain function. However, its identification in fMRI data of the human brain is notoriously difficult. Here we propose a new method of fMRI data analysis that tackles this problem by considering large-scale, task-related synchronisation networks. Networks consist of nodes and edges connecting them, where nodes correspond to voxels in fMRI data, and the weight of an edge is determined via task-related changes in dynamic synchronisation between their respective times series. Based on these definitions, we developed a new data analysis algorithm that identifies edges that show differing levels of synchrony between two distinct task conditions and that occur in dense packs with similar characteristics. Hence, we call this approach "Task-related Edge Density" (TED. TED proved to be a very strong marker for dynamic network formation that easily lends itself to statistical analysis using large scale statistical inference. A major advantage of TED compared to other methods is that it does not depend on any specific hemodynamic response model, and it also does not require a presegmentation of the data for dimensionality reduction as it can handle large networks consisting of tens of thousands of voxels. We applied TED to fMRI data of a fingertapping and an emotion processing task provided by the Human Connectome Project. TED revealed network-based involvement of a large number of brain areas that evaded detection using traditional GLM-based analysis. We show that our proposed method provides an entirely new window into the immense complexity of human brain function.

  13. Task-Related Edge Density (TED)—A New Method for Revealing Dynamic Network Formation in fMRI Data of the Human Brain

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    Lohmann, Gabriele; Stelzer, Johannes; Zuber, Verena; Buschmann, Tilo; Margulies, Daniel; Bartels, Andreas; Scheffler, Klaus

    2016-01-01

    The formation of transient networks in response to external stimuli or as a reflection of internal cognitive processes is a hallmark of human brain function. However, its identification in fMRI data of the human brain is notoriously difficult. Here we propose a new method of fMRI data analysis that tackles this problem by considering large-scale, task-related synchronisation networks. Networks consist of nodes and edges connecting them, where nodes correspond to voxels in fMRI data, and the weight of an edge is determined via task-related changes in dynamic synchronisation between their respective times series. Based on these definitions, we developed a new data analysis algorithm that identifies edges that show differing levels of synchrony between two distinct task conditions and that occur in dense packs with similar characteristics. Hence, we call this approach “Task-related Edge Density” (TED). TED proved to be a very strong marker for dynamic network formation that easily lends itself to statistical analysis using large scale statistical inference. A major advantage of TED compared to other methods is that it does not depend on any specific hemodynamic response model, and it also does not require a presegmentation of the data for dimensionality reduction as it can handle large networks consisting of tens of thousands of voxels. We applied TED to fMRI data of a fingertapping and an emotion processing task provided by the Human Connectome Project. TED revealed network-based involvement of a large number of brain areas that evaded detection using traditional GLM-based analysis. We show that our proposed method provides an entirely new window into the immense complexity of human brain function. PMID:27341204

  14. ANALISIS EKSPOR CRUDE PALM OIL (CPO INDONESIA DI UNI EROPA TAHUN 2000-2011

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    Full Text Available Penelitian ini memiliki tujuan untuk menganalisis sejauh mana pengaruh produksi, kurs, harga CPO Internasional, GDP, dan dummy kebijakan Renewable Energy Directive 2009 (RED09 terhadap ekspor CPO Indonesia di Uni Eropa tahun 2000-2011. Metode penelitian yang digunakan untuk menganalisis faktor-faktor yang memengaruhi ekspor CPO Indonesia di kawasan Uni Eropa adalah analisis data panel. Penelitian ini menggunakan data sekunder berupa data cross section enam negara tujuan ekspor di kawasan Uni Eropa selama kurun waktu tahun 2000-2011. Enam negara yang dimaksud adalah Jerman, Italia, Belanda, Rusia, Spanyol, Ukrania yang memiliki jumlah ekspor CPO terbanyak dari Indonesia. Komoditas yang menjadi objek penelitian adalah CPO dengan kode Harmonized System 15111000. Hasil penelitian ini menunjukkan bahwa variabel produksi dan GDP berpengaruh positif dan signifikan terhadap volume ekspor CPO Indonesia di Uni Eropa. Harga CPO Internasional, kurs dan kebijakan RED09 terbukti tidak berpengaruh signifikan terhadap volume ekspor CPO Indonesia di Uni Eropa. This study aims to analyze the extent of the influence of production, exchange, International CPO prices, GDP, and the policy dummy Renewable Energy Directive 2009 (RED09 on Indonesia's CPO exports to the EU in 2000-2011. The method used to analyze the affect of factors of Indonesia's CPO export demanded to the European Union is a panel data analysis. This study uses secondary data, they are cross section data is six counties of export destinations in the European Union during the period of 2000-2011. Six countries in question are Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Ukraine which have the highest number of Indonesian CPO exports. The commoditiy which one of the object of the research is the CPO with 15111000 Harmonized System code. The results of this study indicate that the variables of production and GDP exchange are have positive impact and significant on the volume of Indonesian CPO exports to

  15. La armonización contable y de la auditoría en la Unión Europea

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    Full Text Available Este articulo ¡lustra la situación de las profesiones contable y auditora en la Unión Europea Se parte de una breve htstona de la gestación de la Unión Europea, continuando con los órganos rectores y los medios documentales-jurídicos con los que se instrumenta su organización. Se muestra seguidamente cómo se encuentran institucionalizadas la profesión contable y la auditoria en los países de la Unión y se analizan las causas que originan diferencias de criterios y usos contables en dichos países Consecuentemente con este análisis, se expresan comparativamente las directivas de la propia Unión (Octava Directiva, con la doctrina y las normas internacionales de auditoria, las propuestas para llevar a cabo una armonización eficiente y eficaz de la auditoria en la Unión Europea. Finalmente, se efectúa una exposición sobre cómo nacer realidad en el futuro la armonización contable y de la auditoria en la Unión.

  16. CERN Library | Ted Wilson presents "Engines of discovery: a century of particle accelerators" (revised and expanded edition) | 22 July

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    Particle accelerators exploit the cutting edge of every aspect of today's technology and have themselves contributed to many of these technologies. The largest accelerators have been constructed as research tools for nuclear and high energy physics and there is no doubt that it is this field that has sustained their development culminating in the Large Hadron Collider.   Engines of discovery: a century of particle accelerators (revised and expanded edition), by Andrew Sessler and Ted Wilson, World Scientific, 2014, ISBN 9789814417198. An earlier book by the same authors, Engines of Discovery: A Century of Particle Accelerators, chronicled the development of these large accelerators and colliders, emphasising the critical discoveries in applied physics and engineering that drove the field. Particular attention was given to the key individuals who contributed, the methods they used to arrive at their particular discoveries and inventions, often recalling how their human strengths and attit...

  17. i-TED: A novel concept for high-sensitivity (n,γ) cross-section measurements

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    2016-07-01

    A new method for measuring (n , γ) cross-sections aiming at enhanced signal-to-background ratio is presented. This new approach is based on the combination of the pulse-height weighting technique with a total energy detection system that features γ-ray imaging capability (i-TED). The latter allows one to exploit Compton imaging techniques to discriminate between true capture γ-rays arising from the sample under study and background γ-rays coming from contaminant neutron (prompt or delayed) captures in the surrounding environment. A general proof-of-concept detection system for this application is presented in this paper together with a description of the imaging method and a conceptual demonstration based on Monte Carlo simulations.

  18. 75 FR 45483 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Implementation Plan Revision; State of New Jersey

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    ... nitrogen (NO x ), sulfur dioxide (SO 2 ), particles and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from stationary... Truchan ( [email protected] ) concerning Subchapters 16 and 21, Anthony (Ted) Gardella ( gardella...), which will result in additional emission reductions of NO x and VOCs. New Jersey's State-adopted...

  19. Anisotropic Material Behavior of Uni-axially Compacted Graphite Matrix for HTGR Fuel Compact Fabrication

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    Lee, Young-Woo; Yeo, Seunghwan; Yoon, Ji-Hae; Cho, Moon Sung [KAERI, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2016-05-15

    In developing the fuel compact fabrication technology, and fuel graphite material to meet the required material properties, it is essential to investigate the relationship among the process parameters of the matrix graphite powder preparation, the fabrication parameters of fuel element green compact and the heat treatments conditions and the material properties of fuel element. It was observed, during this development, that the pressing technique employed for the compaction fabrication prior to the two successive heat treatments (carbonization and final high temperature heat treatment) was of extreme importance in determining the material properties of the final compact product. In this work, the material behavior of the uni-axially pressed graphite matrix during the carbonization and final heat treatment are evaluated and summarized along the different directions, viz., perpendicular and parallel directions to pressing direction. In this work, the dimensional variations and variations in thermal expansion, thermal conductivity and Vickers hardness of the graphite matrix compact samples in the axial and radial directions prepared by uni-axial pressing are evaluated, and compared with those of samples prepared by cold isostatic pressing with the available data. From this work, the followings are observed. 1) Dimensional changes of matrix graphite green compacts during carbonization show that the difference in radial and axial variations shows a large anisotropic behavior in shrinkage. The radial variation is very small while the axial variation is large. During carbonization, the stresses caused by the force would be released in to the axial direction together with the phenolic resin vapor. 2) Dimensional variation of compact samples in perpendicular and parallel directions during carbonization shows a large difference in behavior when compact sample is prepared by uni-axial pressing. However, when compact sample is prepared by cold isostatic pressing, there is

  20. Direito e reprodução humana assistida nas uniões homoafetivas

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    José Márcio Carvalho da Silva

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available A reprodução humana assistida em uniões homoafetivas é uma temática envolta em controvérsias na sociedade contemporânea, motico pelo qual o Poder Judiciário frequentemente é acionado no intuito de dirimir os conflitos existentes. Apesar da união de pessoas do mesmo sexo ser uma configuração familiar cada vez mais frequente no Brasil, o ordenamento brasileiro ainda é frágil em relação ao deslinde da questão. A inexistência de mecanismos legais específicos no país coloca o assunto em uma posição vulnerável a questionamentos éticos, morais, médicos, religiosos e sociais. Considerando este cenário de inegável transformação da estrutura familiar, o presente trabalho teve como objetivo principal analisar as repercussões jurídicas da reprodução humana assistida nas uniões homoafetivas. As considerações trazidas por este trabalho sinalizam que mesmo diante de alguns avanços, lacunas importantes necessitam ser preenchidas no âmbito do Direito. Algumas sentenças já foram favoráveis ao reconhecimento da paternidade e maternidade de casais homoafetivos cujos filhos foram gerados por meio de métodos de reprodução assistida, entretanto, as respostas aos dilemas que envolvem esse tipo de cinstituição familiar contemporânea ainda carecem de mecanismos legais mais concretos.

  1. Anisotropic Material Behavior of Uni-axially Compacted Graphite Matrix for HTGR Fuel Compact Fabrication

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    Lee, Young-Woo; Yeo, Seunghwan; Yoon, Ji-Hae; Cho, Moon Sung

    2016-01-01

    In developing the fuel compact fabrication technology, and fuel graphite material to meet the required material properties, it is essential to investigate the relationship among the process parameters of the matrix graphite powder preparation, the fabrication parameters of fuel element green compact and the heat treatments conditions and the material properties of fuel element. It was observed, during this development, that the pressing technique employed for the compaction fabrication prior to the two successive heat treatments (carbonization and final high temperature heat treatment) was of extreme importance in determining the material properties of the final compact product. In this work, the material behavior of the uni-axially pressed graphite matrix during the carbonization and final heat treatment are evaluated and summarized along the different directions, viz., perpendicular and parallel directions to pressing direction. In this work, the dimensional variations and variations in thermal expansion, thermal conductivity and Vickers hardness of the graphite matrix compact samples in the axial and radial directions prepared by uni-axial pressing are evaluated, and compared with those of samples prepared by cold isostatic pressing with the available data. From this work, the followings are observed. 1) Dimensional changes of matrix graphite green compacts during carbonization show that the difference in radial and axial variations shows a large anisotropic behavior in shrinkage. The radial variation is very small while the axial variation is large. During carbonization, the stresses caused by the force would be released in to the axial direction together with the phenolic resin vapor. 2) Dimensional variation of compact samples in perpendicular and parallel directions during carbonization shows a large difference in behavior when compact sample is prepared by uni-axial pressing. However, when compact sample is prepared by cold isostatic pressing, there is

  2. Planeamiento estratégico de la Provincia de La Unión

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    Palle Morales, Ana Vilma; Palacios Ramos, Roberto Carlos; Rodriguez Yucra, Carlos Martin

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    La provincia de La Unión se creó mediante el Decreto Supremo del 4 de mayo de 1835 durante el gobierno del Presidente Luis José de Orbegoso y Moncada. Es reconocida como una de las provincias más pobres de la región de Arequipa, tambien es conocida por sus actividades económicas de agricultura y turismo, la provincia tamben esta beneficiada por sus recursos naturales y gran riqueza cultural. Sin embargo a la actualidad no ha logrado alacanzar un crecimiento econonomico y desarr...

  3. Resistencia de unión del sistema de postes REBILDA® con la dentina intrarradicular

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    Ross, Daphne; Filloy Esna, Carlos E.; Ramírez-Barrantes, Juan Carlos

    2017-01-01

    ResumenActualmente existe controversia en la literatura acerca de la efectividad clínica y adhesiva con respecto a los sistemas adhesivos de refuerzo radicular. Así, el objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar la resistencia de unión mediante la prueba de Push-Out entre el sistema de postes Rebilda® y la dentina intraradicular. Para esto, se utilizaron 28 dientes unirradiculares, que fueron cortados y padronizados en 16 mm. Los segmentos radiculares fueron sometidos a confección de tratamiento en...

  4. Nuevos movimientos migratorios en una unión europea ampliada

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    Andrés Tornos Cubillo

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Con ocasión de la última ampliación de la Unión Europea se han suscitado en diversos países no pocas preocupaciones a propósito de un posible aumento excesivo de los flujos migratorios procedentes de la antigua Europa del Este. Se ha elaborado una dura normativa para impedirlo y se han realizado numerosos estudios para prevenir una tal incidencia. Pero ni las cifras hoy disponibles ni los trabajos de prospectiva confirman en modo alguno esos temores.

  5. Informe sobre discriminación positiva en la Unión Europea

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    Palomino Lozano, Rafael

    2016-01-01

    Análisis de los principales sectores de la Unión Europea (declaraciones políticas, estudios estadísticos, instrumentos jurídicos) en los que se manifiesta la acción europea en favor de la discriminación positiva de la mujer. Este trabajo se inscribe dentro del Contrato de Investigación suscrito entre investigadores de diversas universidades españolas y extranjeras y la Consejería de Empleo y Mujer "Acciones positivas a favor de las mujeres en el sector de la participación política: Europa y A...

  6. A NEW FOOD CHAIN APPROACH: UNI EN ISO 22005:2008 VOLUNTARY CERTIFICATION

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    E. Guidi

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This work summarize an experience of auditing according to new UNI EN ISO 22005:2008. This new food chain certification scheme, arisen from two different European schemes of internal and external traceability certification, requires companies to build up their own check plans considering all components in food chain processing. This new approach, also derived from the European legislation, wants to verify if traceability system is under control and to verify if corrective actions to warrant hygienic production standards are built up.

  7. Coupling of atom-by-atom calculations of extended defects with B kick-out equations: application to the simulation of boron ted

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    Lampin, E.; Cristiano, F.; Lamrani, Y.; Colombeau, B.

    2004-01-01

    We present simulations of B TED based on a complete calculation of the extended defect growth/shrinkage during annealing. The Si self-interstitial supersaturation calculated at the extended defect depth is coupled to the set of equations for the B kick-out diffusion through a generation/recombination term in the diffusion equation of the Si self-interstitials. The simulations are compared to the measurements performed on a Si wafer containing several B marker layers, where the amount of TED varies from one peak to the other. The good agreement obtained on this experiment is very promising for the application of these calculations to the case of ultra-shallow B + implants

  8. Functional recovery differences after stroke rehabilitation in patients with uni- or bilateral hemiparesis

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    Bindawas, Saad M.; Mawajdeh, Hussam M.; Vennu, Vishal S.; Alhaidary, Hisham M.

    2017-01-01

    Objective: To examine the functional recovery differences after stroke rehabilitation in patients with uni- or bilateral hemiparesis. Methods: In this retrospective study, we included data from the medical record of all 383 patients with uni- or bilateral hemiparesis after stroke who were admitted to King Fahad Medical City-Rehabilitation Hospital between 2008 and 2014 in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. According to the site of hemiparesis, we classified patients into 3 groups: right hemiparesis (n=208), left hemiparesis (n=157), and bilateral hemipareses (n=18). The patients (n=49) who did not have either site of hemiparesis were excluded. The Functional Independence Measures (FIM) instrument was used to assess the score at admission and discharge. A post hoc test was conducted to examine the functional recovery differences between groups. Multiple regression analyses were used to confirm the findings. Results: Amongst the three groups, there were significant (phemiparesis group. Multiple regression analyses also confirmed that the site of hemiparesis significantly (phemiparesis after stroke. PMID:28678212

  9. WWW-based remote analysis framework for UniSampo and Shaman analysis software

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    Aarnio, P.A.; Ala-Heikkilae, J.J.; Routti, J.T.; Nikkinen, M.T.

    2005-01-01

    UniSampo and Shaman are well-established analytical tools for gamma-ray spectrum analysis and the subsequent radionuclide identification. These tools are normally run locally on a Unix or Linux workstation in interactive mode. However, it is also possible to run them in batch/non-interactive mode by starting them with the correct parameters. This is how they are used in the standard analysis pipeline operation. This functionality also makes it possible to use them for remote operation over the network. Framework for running UniSampo and Shaman analysis using the standard WWW-protocol has been developed. A WWW-server receives requests from the client WWW-browser and runs the analysis software via a set of CGI-scripts. Authentication, input data transfer, and output and display of the final analysis results is all carried out using standard WWW-mechanisms. This WWW-framework can be utilized, for example, by organizations that have radioactivity surveillance stations in a wide area. A computer with a standard internet/intranet connection suffices for on-site analyses. (author)

  10. Prediction of Metabolic Pathway Involvement in Prokaryotic UniProtKB Data by Association Rule Mining

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    Boudellioua, Imene; Saidi, Rabie; Hoehndorf, Robert; Martin, Maria J.; Solovyev, Victor

    2016-01-01

    The widening gap between known proteins and their functions has encouraged the development of methods to automatically infer annotations. Automatic functional annotation of proteins is expected to meet the conflicting requirements of maximizing annotation coverage, while minimizing erroneous functional assignments. This trade-off imposes a great challenge in designing intelligent systems to tackle the problem of automatic protein annotation. In this work, we present a system that utilizes rule mining techniques to predict metabolic pathways in prokaryotes. The resulting knowledge represents predictive models that assign pathway involvement to UniProtKB entries. We carried out an evaluation study of our system performance using cross-validation technique. We found that it achieved very promising results in pathway identification with an F1-measure of 0.982 and an AUC of 0.987. Our prediction models were then successfully applied to 6.2 million UniProtKB/TrEMBL reference proteome entries of prokaryotes. As a result, 663,724 entries were covered, where 436,510 of them lacked any previous pathway annotations.

  11. UniDA: Uniform Device Access Framework for Human Interaction Environments

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    Santiago Vazquez-Rodriguez

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Human interaction environments (HIE must be understood as any place where people carry out their daily life, including their work, family life, leisure and social life, interacting with technology to enhance or facilitate the experience. The integration of technology in these environments has been achieved in a disorderly and incompatible way, with devices operating in isolated islands with artificial edges delimited by the manufacturers. In this paper we are presenting the UniDA framework, an integral solution for the development of systems that require the integration and interoperation of devices and technologies in HIEs. It provides developers and installers with a uniform conceptual framework capable of modelling an HIE, together with a set of libraries, tools and devices to build distributed instrumentation networks with support for transparent integration of other technologies. A series of use case examples and a comparison to many of the existing technologies in the field has been included in order to show the benefits of using UniDA.

  12. Comparative Study on Uni- and Bi-Directional Fluid Structure Coupling of Wind Turbine Blades

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    Mesfin Belayneh Ageze

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available The current trends of wind turbine blade designs are geared towards a longer and slender blade with high flexibility, exhibiting complex aeroelastic loadings and instability issues, including flutter; in this regard, fluid-structure interaction (FSI plays a significant role. The present article will conduct a comparative study between uni-directional and bi-directional fluid-structural coupling models for a horizontal axis wind turbine. A full-scale, geometric copy of the NREL 5MW blade with simplified material distribution is considered for simulation. Analytical formulations of the governing relations with appropriate approximation are highlighted, including turbulence model, i.e., Shear Stress Transport (SST k-ω. These analytical relations are implemented using Multiphysics package ANSYS employing Fluent module (Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD-based solver for the fluid domain and Transient Structural module (Finite Element Analysis-based solver for the structural domain. ANSYS system coupling module also is configured to model the two fluid-structure coupling methods. The rated operational condition of the blade for a full cycle rotation is considered as a comparison domain. In the bi-directional coupling model, the structural deformation alters the angle of attack from the designed values, and by extension the flow pattern along the blade span; furthermore, the tip deflection keeps fluctuating whilst it tends to stabilize in the uni-directional coupling model.

  13. Prediction of Metabolic Pathway Involvement in Prokaryotic UniProtKB Data by Association Rule Mining

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    Boudellioua, Imene

    2016-07-08

    The widening gap between known proteins and their functions has encouraged the development of methods to automatically infer annotations. Automatic functional annotation of proteins is expected to meet the conflicting requirements of maximizing annotation coverage, while minimizing erroneous functional assignments. This trade-off imposes a great challenge in designing intelligent systems to tackle the problem of automatic protein annotation. In this work, we present a system that utilizes rule mining techniques to predict metabolic pathways in prokaryotes. The resulting knowledge represents predictive models that assign pathway involvement to UniProtKB entries. We carried out an evaluation study of our system performance using cross-validation technique. We found that it achieved very promising results in pathway identification with an F1-measure of 0.982 and an AUC of 0.987. Our prediction models were then successfully applied to 6.2 million UniProtKB/TrEMBL reference proteome entries of prokaryotes. As a result, 663,724 entries were covered, where 436,510 of them lacked any previous pathway annotations.

  14. Unión de Naciones Suramericanas -100 Días-

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    Láster Gutiérrez Cuadro

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available ResumenPor considerar que las revistas son un medio de comunicación importante para la difusión de temas de interés en laformación de los nuevos profesionales, he solicitado permiso al Periódico “Minka News, de Londres”, para publicarel valioso resumen que se hace referente a la “Unión de Naciones Suramericanas”, para que de esta manera quedeen la mente de nuestros estudiantes un referente que les permita hacer un ejercicio crítico y reflexivo respectoa los aconteceres de América Latina, a partir de interrogantes como: ¿Qué se pretende con la Unión de NacionesSuramericanas?, ¿Cuál es el propósito político?, ¿Cuál es el propósito económico?, ¿Qué relevancia tendrá parael desarrollo de América Latina?, ¿Qué papel jugarán los residentes raizales y adoptivos de América Latina?, estosson algunos de los interrogantes que se pueden plantear en aras de debatir a través de procesos de investigaciónde la Universidad. La transcripción es textual, incluso en el idioma que se publicó alguna parte del texto, es decir,sin cambios y ni tratamientos para adoptarla a intereses particulares; el propósito es dejar en los lectores un conocimientode la existencia de la “Unión de Naciones Suramericanas”Palabras Claves: Unasur; Unión Europea; Bloque económico; Unión de países; Libre transito. Abstract:Considering that magazines are an important medium for the dissemination of topics of interest in the formationof the new professionals, I have requested permission to the newspaper “Minka News, London,” to publish thevaluable summary referred to the “South American Union of Nations”, for it would be in the minds of our students abenchmark that will enable them to exercise a critical and thoughtful regard to happen in Latin America, starting withquestions like: What is intended by the South American Union of Nations, “What is the political purpose,” What is theeconomic purpose, what would have relevance to the

  15. Metaplasia Intestinal en la unión esófago-gástrica, frecuencia y correlaciones

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    Barreda Bolaños, Fernando; Sánchez Lihon, Juvenal; Tello Huamaní, Waldo; Gómez Ponce, Regina; Díaz del Olmo, Mauricio

    2001-01-01

    La incidencia del adenocarcinoma alrededor de la unión esófago-gástrica está en incremento. La significación de la metaplasia intestinal encontrada en muestras obtenidas de la unión esófago-gástrica de aspecto normal no es clara. El propósito del presente reporte ha sido el definir la frecuencia de presentación de la metaplasia intestinal en la unión esófago-gástrica con apariencia endoscópica normal y precisar sus relaciones clínicas, endoscópicas e histológicas. METODOS: Se evaluaron 239 pa...

  16. USA and European Union. Loyal allies? A new episode in energy diplomacy; Verenigde Staten en Europese Unie. Trouwe bondgenoten? Nieuwe episode in energiediplomatie

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    Van der Linde, C.; Hoogeveen, F.

    2005-07-15

    The authors focus on a new chapter in energy diplomacy of the United States and the European Union. They deal with various relevant causes of the structural change in global petrol and gas markets in the context of Transatlantic relations. Their key question is whether efforts at improving energy security will help maintain the Transatlantic relationship or rather act as divisive element. [Dutch] De auteurs richten zich op een nieuw hoofdstuk in de energie-diplomatie van de Verenigde Staten en de Europese Unie. Zij bespreken diverse relevante oorzaken van de structurele veranderingen in de wereldwijde benzine-en gasmarkten in het kader van de transatlantische betrekkingen. Hun belangrijkste vraag is of de inspanningen ter verbetering van de energie zekerheid de trans-Atlantische relatie zal helpen onderhouden van als splijtzwam zal fungeren.

  17. Impact of a "TED-Style" presentation on potential patients' willingness to accept dental implant therapy: a one-group, pre-test post-test study.

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    Ghanem, Henry; Afrashtehfar, Kelvin Ian; Abi-Nader, Samer; Tamimi, Faleh

    2015-12-01

    A survey was conducted to assess the impact of a TED-like educational session on participants' willingness to accept dental implant therapy. Volunteers interested in having information about dental implant therapies were recruited and asked to complete a two-part survey before and after an educational session. The initial survey elicited demographic information, self-perceived knowledge on dental implants and willingness to this kind of treatment. A "TED-style" presentation that provided information about dental implant treatments was conducted before asking the participants to complete a second set of questions assessing the impact of the session. The survey was completed by 104 individuals, 78.8% were women and the mean age was 66.5±10.8. Before the educational session, 76.0% of the participants refused dental implants mainly due to lack of knowledge. After the educational session, the rejection of dental implants decreased by almost four folds to 20.2%. This study proved that an educational intervention can significantly increase willingness to accept treatment with dental implants in a segment of the population who is interested in having information about dental implant therapy. Furthermore, educational interventions, such as TED-like talks, might be useful to increase popular awareness on dental implant therapy.

  18. Impact of a "TED-Style" presentation on potential patients' willingness to accept dental implant therapy: a one-group, pre-test post-test study

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    Ghanem, Henry; Abi-Nader, Samer

    2015-01-01

    PURPOSE A survey was conducted to assess the impact of a TED-like educational session on participants' willingness to accept dental implant therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Volunteers interested in having information about dental implant therapies were recruited and asked to complete a two-part survey before and after an educational session. The initial survey elicited demographic information, self-perceived knowledge on dental implants and willingness to this kind of treatment. A "TED-style" presentation that provided information about dental implant treatments was conducted before asking the participants to complete a second set of questions assessing the impact of the session. RESULTS The survey was completed by 104 individuals, 78.8% were women and the mean age was 66.5±10.8. Before the educational session, 76.0% of the participants refused dental implants mainly due to lack of knowledge. After the educational session, the rejection of dental implants decreased by almost four folds to 20.2%. CONCLUSION This study proved that an educational intervention can significantly increase willingness to accept treatment with dental implants in a segment of the population who is interested in having information about dental implant therapy. Furthermore, educational interventions, such as TED-like talks, might be useful to increase popular awareness on dental implant therapy. PMID:26816573

  19. TED runu video vidusskolēnu prezentācijas prasmju uzlabošanai angļu valodas stundās

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    Ozoliņa, Inga

    2013-01-01

    Diplomdarba mērķis bija noskaidrot, kā uzlabot prezentācijas prasmes, pielietojot TED runu video analīzi. Izvēlētā pētījuma metode bija gadījuma analīze Rīgas Angļu Ģimnāzijas 11. klasē. Datu vākšanas metodes bija skolēnu veidotie kritēriju saraksti, prezentācijas vērtēšanas lapa, intervija ar skolotāju un aptauja 11. klases skolēniem. Pētījuma rezultāti parādīja, ka lielākā daļa skolēnu izbaudīja darbu ar TED runām. Skolotāja atzina, ka ,skatoties un analizējot TED runas, ir iespējams...

  20. Nondestructive testing of the low-level radioactive waste drums for uni-axial compressive strength and free liquid content

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    Yu Geping; Chang Mingyu; Wang Yeajeng; Chu, David S.L.; Ju Yihzen

    1992-01-01

    This paper summarizes the nondestructive test to determine the uni-axial compressive strength and free water content of solidified low level radioactive waste. The uni-axial compressive strength is determined by ultrasonic wave propagation speed, and the results are compared with those of compressive tests. Three methods of detecting the surface free water by ultrasonic testing are established, the ultrasonic wave speed, wave form and pulse height are used to determine the existence and amount of the surface free liquid. Possible difficulties are discussed. (author)

  1. El papel de la Unión Europea en las negociaciones internacionales sobre cambio climático

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    Delia Contreras García

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Aunque la Unión Europea se ha esforzado en asumir el liderazgo internacional en la lucha contra el cambio climático, una serie de factores han dejado al descubierto los defectos y debilidades que minimizan el liderazgo europeo. En este contexto nuestro estudio tiene por objetivo valorar los principales parámetros en los que se basa la política medioambiental de la Unión Europea, a fin de determinar si la organización goza de la legitimidad necesaria para impulsar los esfuerzos internacionales destinados a frenar el calentamiento global.

  2. Markkinointimixin hyödyntäminen UniQ10ue - kosmetiikkasarjan kanssa : business to business -markkinointiviestintä

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    Mattsson, Ida-Sofia

    2015-01-01

    Kehittämistyössä toimeksiantajana on Hoitolatukku, joka maahantuo ja myy kauneusalan ammattilaisten tarvikkeita, laitteita sekä tuotteita. Hoitolatukun uutuus kosmetiikkasarja UniQ10ue tuotiin maahan kesän 2015 alussa ja se kaipaa lisää tunnettuutta sekä myynnin kasvua. Kehittämistyössä saatiin toimeksiantajalta vapaat kädet suunnitella ja toteuttaa erilaisia toimia UniQ10ue – kosmetiikkasarjalle. Kehittämistyössä sovelletaan markkinointimixiä ja perehdytään erityisesti markkinointiviesti...

  3. Uni-directional consumer-resource theory characterizing transitions of interaction outcomes

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    Wang, Y.; DeAngelis, D.L.; Holland, J.N.

    2011-01-01

    A resource is considered here to be a biotic population that helps to maintain the population growth of its consumers, whereas a consumer utilizes a resource and in turn decreases its growth rate. Bi-directional consumer-resource (C-R) interactions have been the object of recent theory. In these interactions, each species acts, in some respects, as both a consumer and a resource of the other, which is the basis of many mutualisms. In uni-directional C-R interactions between two species, one acts as a consumer and the other as a material and/or energy resource, while neither acts as both. The relationship between insect pollinator/seed parasites and the host plant is an example of the latter interaction type of C-R, as the insect provides no material resource to the plant (though it provides a pollination service). In this paper we consider a different variation of the uni-directional C-R interaction, in which the resource species has both positive and negative effects on the consumer species, while the consumer has only a negative effect on the resource. A predator-prey system in which the prey is able to kill or consume predator eggs or larvae is an example. Our aim is to demonstrate mechanisms by which interaction outcomes of this system vary with different conditions, and thus to extend the uni-directional C-R theory established by Holland and DeAngelis (2009). By the analysis of a specific two-species system, it is shown that there is no periodic solution of the system, and the parameter (factor) space can be divided into six regions, which correspond to predation/parasitism, amensalism, and competition. The interaction outcomes of the system transition smoothly when the parameters are changed continuously in the six regions and/or initial densities of the species vary in a smooth fashion. Varying a pair of parameters can also result in the transitions. The analysis leads to both conditions under which the species approach their maximal densities, and

  4. UniSat-5: a space-based optical system for space debris monitoring

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    Di Roberto, Riccardo; Cappelletti, Chantal

    2012-07-01

    commercially available RF equipment, allows for an affordable, stand-alone system for digital imaging in space. The space debris observation will work in pair with the attitude determination system, as well as the orbit determination system. UniSat-5 micro-satellite will be launched during Q4 2012 by a Kosmotras DNEPR LV, and it will be injected in a Sun Synchronous Orbit. UniSat-5 will be a the first university satellite for space debris monitoring, and it will test the technology for the future design of a formation flight for on orbit optical debris detection. This paper deals with the space debris observation system boarded on UniSat-5 and the observation strategies adopted considering the mission proposed.

  5. Unión monetaria, factibilidad para América Latina

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    Julio César César Valdés

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Como resultado de una serie de eventos y acontecimientos que en el orden económico tuvieron lugar a lo largo de la historia y que incidieron en la conducción política de los países, es que surge el interés de muchos continentes, regiones y países en diseñar una unión monetaria. El objetivo que se plantea para la presente investigación es analizar las condiciones existentes en América Latina para la posible implementación de una unión monetaria, para el desarrollo del objetivo nos apoyamos en el criterio de autores de relevante trayectoria internacional en las áreas de la economía y las finanzas como fueron Bayoumi y Eichengreen (2000, Powell y Sturzenegger (2003, también fueron consultados los premios nobel de economía Joseph Stiglitz (2016 y Robert Mundell (1965,sus significativos contribuciones resultaron de gran aporte para la presente investigación. La metodología empleada fue la realización de un análisis retrospectivo y transversal de la realidad de América Latina para implementar la unión monetaria. Tanto el objetivo planteado como la metodología, unida a otras técnicas de investigación nos permiten plantear como principales resultados, que los países latinoamericanos cuentan con insuficiencia en su capacidad para obtener la cantidad de divisas suficientes para mantener y/o estabilizar sus balanzas de pagos y cerrar sus cuentas internacionales, se plantea que el uso de numerosas monedas crea múltiples dificultades para el intercambio comercial regional. Se concluye como consideraciones finales que América Latinaaún no reúne las condiciones necesarias para que circule una moneda única ya que los modelos económicos de los diferentes países de la región son totalmente divergentes entre sí.

  6. La gobernanza de la crisis. Opinión de los ciudadanos de la Unión Europea

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    Álvarez Sousa, Antonio

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to analyze the opinion of citizens resident in EU member States regarding the actor that is best able to take effective actions against the effects of the financial and economic crisis, and that is best-placed to regulate and reform the global financial market. We start from the theory of multipolarity and the presentation of the various actors that may be intervene in the governance of the crisis. We then go on to present a number of theories that explain people’s propensity to choosing one or another actor. Finally we analyze the opinion of European citizens, using data from the Eurobarometer. We apply multilevel analysis techniques, including individual and contextual variables.El objetivo de este artículo es analizar la opinión de los ciudadanos de la Unión Europea sobre quién es el actor más capaz de emprender acciones eficaces contra los efectos de la crisis financiera y económica, y quién es el actor más apropiado para regular y reformar el mercado financiero mundial. Partimos de la teoría de la multipolaridad y de la presentación de los distintos actores que pueden intervenir en la gobernanza de la crisis. Después exponemos diversas teorías que explican la propensión de la población a elegir a uno u otro actor. Seguidamente, analizamos la opinión de los ciudadanos europeos, tomando datos del Eurobarómetro. Aplicamos la técnica de análisis multinivel, incluyendo variables individuales y contextuales.

  7. Skipping of exon 27 in C3 gene compromises TED domain and results in complete human C3 deficiency.

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    da Silva, Karina Ribeiro; Fraga, Tatiana Rodrigues; Lucatelli, Juliana Faggion; Grumach, Anete Sevciovic; Isaac, Lourdes

    2016-05-01

    Primary deficiency of complement C3 is rare and usually associated with increased susceptibility to bacterial infections. In this work, we investigated the molecular basis of complete C3 deficiency in a Brazilian 9-year old female patient with a family history of consanguinity. Hemolytic assays revealed complete lack of complement-mediated hemolytic activity in the patient's serum. While levels of the complement regulatory proteins Factor I, Factor H and Factor B were normal in the patient's and family members' sera, complement C3 levels were undetectable in the patient's serum and were reduced by at least 50% in the sera of the patient's parents and brother. Additionally, no C3 could be observed in the patient's plasma and cell culture supernatants by Western blot. We also observed that patient's skin fibroblasts stimulated with Escherichia coli LPS were unable to secrete C3, which might be accumulated within the cells before being intracellularly degraded. Sequencing analysis of the patient's C3 cDNA revealed a genetic mutation responsible for the complete skipping of exon 27, resulting in the loss of 99 nucleotides (3450-3549) located in the TED domain. Sequencing of the intronic region between the exons 26 and 27 of the C3 gene (nucleotides 6690313-6690961) showed a nucleotide exchange (T→C) at position 6690626 located in a splicing donor site, resulting in the complete skipping of exon 27 in the C3 mRNA. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier GmbH.

  8. Total dose radiation effects of pressure sensors fabricated on uni-bond-SOI materials

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    Zhu Shiyang; Huang Yiping; Wang Jin; Li Anzhen; Shen Shaoqun; Bao Minhang

    2001-01-01

    Piezoresistive pressure sensors with a twin-island structure were successfully fabricated using high quality Uni-bond-SOI (On Insulator) materials. Since the piezoresistors were structured by the single crystalline silicon overlayer of the SOI wafer and were totally isolated by the buried SiO 2 , the sensors are radiation-hard. The sensitivity and the linearity of the pressure sensors keep their original values after being irradiated by 60 Co γ-rays up to 2.3 x 10 4 Gy(H 2 O). However, the offset voltage of the sensor has a slight drift, increasing with the radiation dose. The absolute value of the offset voltage deviation depends on the pressure sensor itself. For comparison, corresponding polysilicon pressure sensors were fabricated using the similar process and irradiated at the same condition

  9. Isabelle Vagnoux. Les Etats-Unis et le Mexique. Histoire d’une relation tumultueuse.

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    Mario Menéndez

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Rares sont les ouvrages qui vous mènent dans le labyrinthe historique des relations entre deux pays sans jamais vous lâcher dans les ténèbres de la confusion. Pari réussi de l’auteur dans cet ouvrage consacré aux riches et ambiguës relations entretenues entre le Mexique et les Etats-Unis depuis le début du XIXe siècle, et qui semblent se perpétuer, sous d’autres aspects, encore aujourd’hui. Le parti pris d’une présentation chronologique de l’histoire peut surprendre, mais elle s’avère, grâce ...

  10. Analysis of a front suspension system for UniART FSAE car using FEA

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    Zaidie, M. N. A.; Hashim, M. S. M.; Tasyrif, M.; Basha, M. H.; Ibrahim, I.; Kamaruddin, N. S.; Shahriman, A. B.

    2017-10-01

    In recent years, many research works from institutions that participated in Formula SAE had highlighted on suspension systems. The aim is to improve the system in term of performance and robustness. However, every suspension system for a racing car is tailored to the car itself. Thus, this paper proposes a new design for front suspension system for UniART FSAE car. The new design was than being compared to the previous suspension system for enhancement. The analysis covered in this paper based on several conditions such as braking, cornering and bumping condition and was carried out using finite element analysis. Each main component for the suspension system such as lower arm, upper arm and knuckle has been analysed in term of strength and performance. From the results, the proposed new design of the suspension system has improved in term of strength and performance compared to the previous suspension system.

  11. Design optimization of rear uprights for UniMAP Automotive Racing Team Formula SAE racing car

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    Azmeer, M.; Basha, M. H.; Hamid, M. F.; Rahman, M. T. A.; Hashim, M. S. M.

    2017-10-01

    In an automobile, the rear upright are used to provide a physical mounting and links the suspension arms to the hub and wheel assembly. In this work, static structural and shape optimization analysis for rear upright for UniMAP’s Formula SAE racing car had been done using ANSYS software with the objective to reduce weight while maintaining the structural strength of the vehicle upright. During the shape optimization process, the component undergoes 25%, 50% and 75 % weight reduction in order to find the best optimal shape of the upright. The final design of the upright is developed considering the weight reduction, structural integrity and the manufacturability. The final design achieved 21 % weight reduction and is able to withstand several loads.

  12. Magnetic ordering and frustration in hexagonal UNi{sub 4}B

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    Mentink, S A.M. [Rijksuniversiteit Leiden (Netherlands). Kamerlingh Onnes Lab.; Drost, A [Netherlands Energy Research Foundation (ECN), Petten (Netherlands); Nieuwenhuys, G J [Rijksuniversiteit Leiden (Netherlands). Kamerlingh Onnes Lab.; Frikkee, E [Netherlands Energy Research Foundation (ECN), Petten (Netherlands); Menovsky, A A [Rijksuniversiteit Leiden (Netherlands). Kamerlingh Onnes Lab.

    1994-05-01

    We have determined unusual magnetic ordering of the hexagonal intermetallic uranium compound UNi{sub 4}B via neutron diffraction. In the easy basal plane the U-moments have triangular symmetry with antiferromagnetic interactions. Along the hard c axis ferromagnetic coupling occurs. Below T{sub N} = 20 K only two out of every three U-moments of 1.2 {mu}{sub B} order in vortex-like arrangements around the third paramagnetic spin. This novel magnetic structure is related to the occurrence of a crystallographic superstructure. Previously observed anomalies in bulk properties below T{sub N} are attributed to unconventional spin-wave excitations associated with this type of ordering. (orig.).

  13. Studying fatigue damage evolution in uni-directional composites using x-ray computed tomography

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    Mikkelsen, Lars Pilgaard

    , it will be possible to lower the costs of energy for wind energy based electricity. In the present work, a lab-source x-ray computed tomography equipment (Zeiss Xradia 520 Versa) has been used in connection with ex-situ fatigue testing of uni-directional composites in order to identify fibre failure during...... comparable x-ray studies) have been used in order to ensure a representative test volume during the ex-situ fatigue testing. Using the ability of the x-ray computed tomography to zoom into regions of interest, non-destructive, the fatigue damage evolution in a repeating ex-situ fatigue loaded test sample has...... improving the fatigue resistance of non-crimp fabric used in the wind turbine industry can be made....

  14. Fatigue behaviour of uni-directional flax fibre/epoxy composites

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    Ueki, Yosuke; Lilholt, Hans; Madsen, Bo

    2015-01-01

    A study related to the fatigue behaviour of natural fibre-reinforced composites was conducted to expand their range of product applications. A uni-directional flax-epoxy composite was fabricated and several conditions of tension-tension fatigue tests were performed. During fatigue testing......, the composite showed an increase of stiffness, a typical observation for natural fibre-reinforced composites, and this was found to be accompanied by accumulation of residual strain. A clear linear relationship was found between the stiffening effect and the residual strain. In addition, it was revealed...... that the fatigue behaviour was clearly influenced by the frequency of cyclic loading. Lower frequencies induced more significant stiffening and shorter fatigue life. These results suggest that fatigue damaging is progressing simultaneously with the stiffening effect in natural fibre-reinforced composites...

  15. The unique sound of the uni-vibe pedal: Part II. Transient behaviour

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    Hahlweg, Cornelius F.; Rothe, Hendrik

    2013-09-01

    The Uni-Vibe is an effect pedal mostly used by electric guitar players. It is based on an opto-electronically controlled all-pass chain. In last year's paper on the subject an idealized system model was derived, which lead to deeper discussion of the musical consequences of the effect in terms of harmonic analysis of single tones and chords in clean and distorted mode. As a direct continuation the present paper deals with the transient behaviour of the device. The transient response is essential for understanding the special sound character, the reaction on picking techniques and the interaction with certain instruments. Therefore the system model is expanded and the pulse response of the idealized time invariant system is derived.

  16. Conference: Superconductivity, theory and practical challenges of a quantum phenonemon | 25 August | Uni Dufour

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    On Tuesday, 25 August, J. Georg Bednorz (Nobel prize in physics 1987, IBM Research Zurich) and Louis Taillefer (physicist and professor at the University of Sherbrooke, Canada, and at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research) will give a conference on the fascinating theme of superconductivity. "Superconductivity: theory and practical challenges of a quantum phenonemon" Uni Dufour Tuesday, 25 August at 7 p.m. This conference is organized by the Faculty of science of the University of Geneva, as part of the International Congress Materials and Mechanisms of Superconductivity (M2S - 2015). Discovered more than 100 years ago, superconductivity remains one of the most fascinating manifestations of the laws of physics, observable only at low temperatures. This phenomenon, which allows the transport of electricity without any loss of energy, leads to various technological applications, for example in magnetically levitated vehicles, in MRI and in ...

  17. Europa en crisis: El desencanto de la Unión Europea

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    Stella Maris Shmite

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Las desigualdades y las tensiones sociales se manifiestan territorialmente en las ciudades europeas, las que se constituyen en espacios estratégicos donde se materializan las reivindicaciones sociales. La combinación del proceso de globalización y la organización institucional supranacional de Europa, junto a las profundas transformaciones que afectan la economía y por lo tanto, al sistema social característico del Estado de Bienestar, conducen a la emergencia de sentimientos de insatisfacción e incertidumbre que se expresan en los movimientos sociales. En este artículo se aborda el rol de la Unión Europea frente a la crisis, las respuestas institucionales, las consecuencias económicas y sociales y la emergencia de un cuestionamiento de la sociedad al funcionamiento de los Estados y la estructura supranacional.

  18. La Unión Europea, en el camino haica una Comunidad de Derecho Constitucional

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    Klaus Stern

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se aborda, en primer lugar, un resumen de los principales pasos en el proceso de integración europea, subrayando los aspectos más relevantes desde el punto de vista del Derecho Constitucional. Se detiene especialmente en el análisis de la Carta de Derechos Fundamentales de la Unión Europea, y posteriormente en el proceso frustrado de ratificación del Tratado por el que se establece una Constitución para Europa. El autor sugiere una serie de alternativas para que pueda seguir avanzándose en la integración, y sostiene que Europa ya es una Comunidad de Derecho Constitucional.

  19. La titularidad el permiso de maternidad en la Unión Europea

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    Pérez Campos, Ana Isabel

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available La configuración de los derechos de conciliación provoca dudas razonables acerca de su compatibilidad con los principios de igualdad y no discriminación, y ha obligado a cambios recientes en los últimos años gracias a la interpretación del Tribunal de Justicia de la Unión Europea. Las medidas adoptadas han resultado ser insuficientes o inadecuadas. Desde hace algunos años, el legislador comunitario viene sometiendo a un proceso de cambios a las normas comunitarias que inciden en la conciliación de la vida laboral, familiar y personal, como es la corresponsabilidad en las cargas familiares. No obstante, a día de hoy, el engranaje jurídico que ha resultado de su trabajo no sirve adecuadamente a su objetivo de poner fin a las deficiencias generadas por la normativa comunitaria.

  20. Del biopoder al cinepoder en los dispositivos de bioseguridad de la Unión Europea

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    Pedro Torrejón

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available En pleno siglo XXI, la biomedicina y la biotecnología se han convertido en dos características fundamentales del mundo en el que vivimos. Sin duda, el autor que más se ha trabajado para analizar las repercusiones políticas de estos avances ha sido Michel Foucault a partir de su concepción del biopoder y posteriormente Nikolas Rose al hablar de ethopolítica. Nuestra propuesta afirma que las ideas de ambos sobre lo biótico se engloban en un dispositivo de gestión y administración mayor que lo convierte en una trayectoria o flujo de movimiento, al que denominamos cinepoder. Mediante un estudio de caso de los dispositivos de bioseguridad de la Unión Europea, ilustraremos las características del cinepoder y sus implicaciones sobre el bios.

  1. A união do vegetal e o transe mediúnico no Brasil

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    Rosa Melo

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo discute a elaboração simbólica do transe no Centro Espírita Beneficente União do Vegetal. Por meio da análise comparativa com o Santo Daime, interrogo os modos de constituição do contato com o sobrenatural em ambos os grupos, articulando-os às representações hierarquicamente ordenadas de forças que aí incidem e impelem o sujeito à ação no mundo. Proponho pensar o transe ayahuasqueiro em diálogo com os estudos dos cultos mediúnicos no Brasil, chamando a atenção para a dimensão da modernidade nesse campo, onde um projeto de interioridade caminha ao lado dos "ensinamentos do Mestre".

  2. Transitions of interaction outcomes in a uni-directional consumer-resource system

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    Wang, Y.; DeAngelis, D.L.

    2011-01-01

    A uni-directional consumer-resource system of two species is analyzed. Our aim is to understand the mechanisms that determine how the interaction outcomes depend on the context of the interaction; that is, on the model parameters. The dynamic behavior of the model is described and, in particular, it is demonstrated that no periodic orbits exist. Then the parameter (factor) space is shown to be divided into four regions, which correspond to the four forms of interaction outcomes; i.e. mutualism, commensalism, parasitism and amensalism. It is shown that the interaction outcomes of the system transition smoothly among these four forms when the parameters of the system are varied continuously. Varying each parameter individually or varying pairs of parameters can also lead to smooth transitions between the interaction outcomes. The analysis leads to both conditions for which each species achieves its maximal density, and situations in which periodic oscillations of the interaction outcomes emerge. ?? 2011 Elsevier Ltd.

  3. Extraction and Production of Omega-3 from UniMAP Puyu (Jade Perch) and Mackarel

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    Nur Izzati, I.; Zainab, H.; Nornadhiratulhusna, M.; Chee Hann, Y.; Khairunissa Syairah, A. S.; Amira Farzana, S.

    2018-03-01

    Extraction techniques to extract fish oil from various types of fish are numerous but not widely accepted because of the use of chemicals that may be harmful to health. In this study, fish oil is extracted using a technique of Microwave-Assisted Extraction, which uses only water. The optimum conditions required for the production of fish oil for extraction is carried out by examining three parameters such as microwave power (300-700W), extraction time (10-30 min) and amount of water used (70-190ml). Optimum conditions were determined after using design of experiments (DOE). The optimum condition obtained was 300 W for microwave power, 10 minutes extraction time and 190 milliliter amounts of water used. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) was used to analyze the functional groups of fish oil. Two types of fish such as Jade Perch or UniMAP Puyu and Indian Mackerel were used. A standard omega-3 oil sample (Blackmores) purchased from pharmacy was also determined to confirm the presence of omega-3 oil in these fishes. Similar compounds were present in Jade Perch and Indian Mackerel as compared to the standard. Therefore, there were presence of omega-3 fish oil in the two types of fish. From this study, omega-3 in UniMAP Puyu fish was higher compared to Indian Mackerel fish. However, based on the FTIR analysis, besides the presence of omega-3, the two fishes also contain other functional groups such as alkanes, alkenes, aldehyde, ketones and many others. The yield of fish oil for the Jade Perch was low compared to Indian Mackerel which was 9% while Indian Mackerel was 10 %.

  4. Magnetic field effects in UNi.sub.1/3./sub.Ru.sub.2/3./sub.Al

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    Alsmadi, A. M.; El-Khatib, S.; de Chatel, P.F.; Nakotte, H.; Lacerda, A. H.; Jung, M. H.; Andreev, Alexander V.; Honda, F.; Sechovský, V.

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    Roč. 97, - (2005), 10A919/1-10A919/3 ISSN 0021-8979 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA202/02/0739 Keywords : UNi 1/3 Ru 2/3 Al * magnetic field effects Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 2.498, year: 2005

  5. 78 FR 4879 - Nine Mile Point 3 Nuclear Project, LLC and UniStar Nuclear Operating Services, LLC Combined...

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    2013-01-23

    ... Analysis Report (FSAR). On December 1, 2009, UniStar Nuclear Energy (UNE), acting on behalf of the COL... Exclusion From Environmental Review With respect to the exemption's impact on the quality of the human... relation to security issues. Therefore, the common defense and security is not impacted by this exemption...

  6. Uni-, bi- and tri-modal warning signals: effects of temporal parameters and sensory modality on perceived urgency

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    van Erp, Johannes Bernardus Fransiscus; Toet, Alexander; Janssen, Joris B.

    Multi-sensory warnings can potentially enhance risk communication. Hereto we investigated how temporal signal parameters affect perceived urgency within and across modalities. In an experiment, 78 observers rated the perceived urgency of uni-, bi-, and/or tri-modal stimuli as function of 25

  7. Uni-, bi- and tri-modal warning signals : Effects of temporal parameters and sensory modality on perceived urgency

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    Erp, J.B.F. van; Toet, A.; Janssen, J.B.

    2015-01-01

    Multi-sensory warnings can potentially enhance risk communication. Hereto we investigated how temporal signal parameters affect perceived urgency within and across modalities. In an experiment, 78 observers rated the perceived urgency of uni-, bi-, and/or tri-modal stimuli as function of 25

  8. UniCredit Bank Eesti juht: Meie võimalused on Venemaal ja Euroopas, mitte Hiinas / Taavi Laur

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    Laur, Taavi

    2010-01-01

    UniCredit Bank Eesti juht vastab küsimustele, kas kriis tõi Eesti majanduses kaasa struktuurimuutuse, mis on praegu ettevõtjatele suurim väljakutse, kas Eesti võiks olla Euroopa ja Venemaa vaheline transiidimaa

  9. Microporous metal organic framework [M2(hfipbb)2(ted)] (M=Zn, Co; H2hfipbb=4,4-(hexafluoroisopropylidene)-bis(benzoic acid); ted=triethylenediamine): Synthesis, structure analysis, pore characterization, small gas adsorption and CO2/N2 separation properties

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    Xu, William W.; Pramanik, Sanhita; Zhang, Zhijuan; Emge, Thomas J.; Li, Jing

    2013-04-01

    Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas that is a major contributor to global warming. Developing methods that can effectively capture CO2 is the key to reduce its emission to the atmosphere. Recent research shows that microporous metal organic frameworks (MOFs) are emerging as a promising family of adsorbents that may be promising for use in adsorption based capture and separation of CO2 from power plant waste gases. In this work we report the synthesis, crystal structure analysis and pore characterization of two microporous MOF structures, [M2(hfipbb)2(ted)] (M=Zn (1), Co (2); H2hfipbb=4,4-(hexafluoroisopropylidene)-bis(benzoic acid); ted=triethylenediamine). The CO2 and N2 adsorption experiments and IAST calculations are carried out on [Zn2(hfipbb)2(ted)] under conditions that mimic post-combustion flue gas mixtures emitted from power plants. The results show that the framework interacts with CO2 strongly, giving rise to relatively high isosteric heats of adsorption (up to 28 kJ/mol), and high adsorption selectivity for CO2 over N2, making it promising for capturing and separating CO2 from CO2/N2 mixtures.

  10. Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) Versus Original and PErFecTED Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE) Due to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH): Preliminary Results of a Single Center, Prospective, Urodynamic-Controlled Analysis

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    Carnevale, Francisco C., E-mail: fcarnevale@uol.com.br [University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Interventional Radiology Unit (Brazil); Iscaife, Alexandre, E-mail: iscaifeboni@yahoo.com.br; Yoshinaga, Eduardo M., E-mail: dumuracca@ig.com.br [University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Division of Urology (Brazil); Moreira, Airton Mota, E-mail: motamoreira@gmail.com [University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Interventional Radiology Unit (Brazil); Antunes, Alberto A., E-mail: antunesuro@uol.com.br; Srougi, Miguel, E-mail: srougi@uol.com.br [University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Division of Urology (Brazil)

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    PurposeTo compare clinical and urodynamic results of transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) to original and PErFecTED prostate artery embolization (PAE) methods for benign prostatic hyperplasia.MethodsWe prospectively randomized 30 patients to receive TURP or original PAE (oPAE) and compared them to a cohort of patients treated by PErFecTED PAE, with a minimum of 1-year follow-up. Patients were assessed for urodynamic parameters, prostate volume, international prostate symptom score (IPSS), and quality of life (QoL).ResultsAll groups were comparable for all pre-treatment parameters except bladder contractility and peak urine flow rate (Q{sub max}), both of which were significantly better in the TURP group, and IIEF score, which was significantly higher among PErFecTED PAE patients than TURP patients. All groups experienced significant improvement in IPSS, QoL, prostate volume, and Q{sub max}. TURP and PErFecTED PAE both resulted in significantly lower IPSS than oPAE but were not significantly different from one another. TURP resulted in significantly higher Q{sub max} and significantly smaller prostate volume than either original or PErFecTED PAE but required spinal anesthesia and hospitalization. Two patients in the oPAE group with hypocontractile bladders experienced recurrence of symptoms and were treated with TURP. In the TURP group, urinary incontinence occurred in 4/15 patients (26.7 %), rupture of the prostatic capsule in 1/15 (6.7 %), retrograde ejaculation in all patients (100 %), and one patient was readmitted for temporary bladder irrigation due to hematuria.ConclusionsTURP and PAE are both safe and effective treatments. TURP and PErFecTED PAE yield similar symptom improvement, but TURP is associated with both better urodynamic results and more adverse events.

  11. Proceso de unión de insertos de carburo tungsteno en la fabricación de herramientas de corte individualizadas

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    2013-01-01

    En la fabricación de herramientas de corte para mecanizar materiales en condiciones adversas de corte se requiere que el sistema de sujeción del inserto de carburo de tungsteno mantenga la integridad y robustez durante el corte. El proceso de unión por soldadura fuerte (brazing) permite la unión de insertos de carburo de tungsteno con portaherramientas del acero al medio carbono debido a que estos no compartan las mismas propiedades físico-químicas; esta unión de materiales cerámicos co...

  12. Uni- and Multisensory Brain Areas are Synchronised across Spectators When Watching Unedited Dance Recordings

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    Corinne Jola

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The superior temporal sulcus (STS and gyrus (STG are commonly identified to be functionally relevant for multisensory integration of audiovisual (AV stimuli. However, most neuroimaging studies on AV integration used stimuli of short duration in explicit evaluative tasks. Importantly though, many of our AV experiences are of a long duration and ambiguous. It is unclear if the enhanced activity in audio, visual, and AV brain areas would also be synchronised over time across subjects when they are exposed to such multisensory stimuli. We used intersubject correlation to investigate which brain areas are synchronised across novices for uni- and multisensory versions of a 6-min 26-s recording of an unfamiliar, unedited Indian dance recording (Bharatanatyam. In Bharatanatyam, music and dance are choreographed together in a highly intermodal-dependent manner. Activity in the middle and posterior STG was significantly correlated between subjects and showed also significant enhancement for AV integration when the functional magnetic resonance signals were contrasted against each other using a general linear model conjunction analysis. These results extend previous studies by showing an intermediate step of synchronisation for novices: while there was a consensus across subjects' brain activity in areas relevant for unisensory processing and AV integration of related audio and visual stimuli, we found no evidence for synchronisation of higher level cognitive processes, suggesting these were idiosyncratic.

  13. Conference: Seeing two black holes merge (with gravitational waves!) | 14 September | Uni Dufour

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    GW150914: the first direct observation of gravitational waves from the inspiral and merger of two black holes - Conference by Prof. Bruce Allen, Albert Einstein Institute Hannover.   "Seeing two black holes merge (with gravitational waves!)" Uni Dufour - Auditorium U300 Wednesday, 14 September at 7 p.m.   Bruce Allen. (Photo: ©F. Vinken/MPG) Abstract: On 14 September 2015, the advanced LIGO gravitational wave instruments detected the gravitational wave signal emitted as two black holes, about one billion light years away from Earth, made a final few orbits around each other then merged together. This was big news around the world, because scientists have tried to make such observations for more than half a century. Before they merged, the two black holes were about 29 and 36 times as massive as the sun; after the merger was complete, a single black hole about 62 times the sun's mass was left behind. I'll describe what black holes are, how they (...

  14. La Unión Europea y el nuevo terrorismo islamista

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    Gustavo Díaz

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Los ataques yihadistas cometidos en Europa desde comienzos de 2015 han puesto de manifiesto que la amenaza del terrorismo islamista late en el corazón del viejo continente. La expansión del Estado Islámico (ISIS ha incrementado el flujo de europeos que viajan a Siria e Irak para unirse a sus filas. Al menos, 30.000 combatientes procedentes de todo el mundo han hecho ya este trayecto para luchar bajo las órdenes del autoproclamado "califato". A falta de una política común, los Gobiernos de los países miembros de la Unión Europea intentan coordinar medidas de contraterrorismo. A corto plazo, el objetivo es evitar que ciudadanos europeos viajen a los territorios controlados por ISIS y vigilar a los sospechosos de haberse radicalizado, así como a los retornados. Incrementar la cooperación con los países del sur de Mediterráneo y el Sahel es otra de las prioridades. A largo plazo, sin embargo, será necesario desmontar la narrativa yihadista y promover medidas de integración de los jóvenes musulmanes que viven en Europa

  15. Analysis of gene and protein name synonyms in Entrez Gene and UniProtKB resources

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    Arkasosy, Basil

    2013-05-11

    Ambiguity in texts is a well-known problem: words can carry several meanings, and hence, can be read and interpreted differently. This is also true in the biological literature; names of biological concepts, such as genes and proteins, might be ambiguous, referring in some cases to more than one gene or one protein, or in others, to both genes and proteins at the same time. Public biological databases give a very useful insight about genes and proteins information, including their names. In this study, we made a thorough analysis of the nomenclatures of genes and proteins in two data sources and for six different species. We developed an automated process that parses, extracts, processes and stores information available in two major biological databases: Entrez Gene and UniProtKB. We analysed gene and protein synonyms, their types, frequencies, and the ambiguities within a species, in between data sources and cross-species. We found that at least 40% of the cross-species ambiguities are caused by names that are already ambiguous within the species. Our study shows that from the six species we analysed (Homo Sapiens, Mus Musculus, Arabidopsis Thaliana, Oryza Sativa, Bacillus Subtilis and Pseudomonas Fluorescens), rice (Oriza Sativa) has the best naming model in Entrez Gene database, with low ambiguities between data sources and cross-species.

  16. Surrogate Based Uni/Multi-Objective Optimization and Distribution Estimation Methods

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    Gong, W.; Duan, Q.; Huo, X.

    2017-12-01

    Parameter calibration has been demonstrated as an effective way to improve the performance of dynamic models, such as hydrological models, land surface models, weather and climate models etc. Traditional optimization algorithms usually cost a huge number of model evaluations, making dynamic model calibration very difficult, or even computationally prohibitive. With the help of a serious of recently developed adaptive surrogate-modelling based optimization methods: uni-objective optimization method ASMO, multi-objective optimization method MO-ASMO, and probability distribution estimation method ASMO-PODE, the number of model evaluations can be significantly reduced to several hundreds, making it possible to calibrate very expensive dynamic models, such as regional high resolution land surface models, weather forecast models such as WRF, and intermediate complexity earth system models such as LOVECLIM. This presentation provides a brief introduction to the common framework of adaptive surrogate-based optimization algorithms of ASMO, MO-ASMO and ASMO-PODE, a case study of Common Land Model (CoLM) calibration in Heihe river basin in Northwest China, and an outlook of the potential applications of the surrogate-based optimization methods.

  17. Integrative characterization of germ cell-specific genes from mouse spermatocyte UniGene library

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    Eddy Edward M

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The primary regulator of spermatogenesis, a highly ordered and tightly regulated developmental process, is an intrinsic genetic program involving male germ cell-specific genes. Results We analyzed the mouse spermatocyte UniGene library containing 2155 gene-oriented transcript clusters. We predict that 11% of these genes are testis-specific and systematically identified 24 authentic genes specifically and abundantly expressed in the testis via in silico and in vitro approaches. Northern blot analysis disclosed various transcript characteristics, such as expression level, size and the presence of isoform. Expression analysis revealed developmentally regulated and stage-specific expression patterns in all of the genes. We further analyzed the genes at the protein and cellular levels. Transfection assays performed using GC-2 cells provided information on the cellular characteristics of the gene products. In addition, antibodies were generated against proteins encoded by some of the genes to facilitate their identification and characterization in spermatogenic cells and sperm. Our data suggest that a number of the gene products are implicated in transcriptional regulation, nuclear integrity, sperm structure and motility, and fertilization. In particular, we found for the first time that Mm.333010, predicted to contain a trypsin-like serine protease domain, is a sperm acrosomal protein. Conclusion We identify 24 authentic genes with spermatogenic cell-specific expression, and provide comprehensive information about the genes. Our findings establish a new basis for future investigation into molecular mechanisms underlying male reproduction.

  18. Fiscal Deficits and Interest Rates in the United States: An Empirical Analysis, 1960-84 (Déficits budgétaires et taux d'intérêt aux Etats-Unis: analyse empirique, 1960-84) (El déficit fiscal y las tasas de interés en Estados Unidos: Un análisis empírico, 1960-84)

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    Vito Tanzi

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    The paper deals with the ongoing controversy about whether fiscal deficits bring about higher interest rates and whether the historically high peacetime fiscal deficits experienced by the United States in recent years have been the main factor explaining the extraordinarily high level of U.S. real interest rates. On the basis of a simple model of interest rate determination that includes nonfiscal as well as fiscal variables, the paper shows that interest rates are positively influenced by fi...

  19. La Ciberseguridad como factor crítico en la Seguridad de la Unión Europea

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    Nieva Machin

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available El ciberespacio es un escenario de conflicto altamente complejo al estar en constante evolución. Ni la Unión Europea ni ningún otro actor del sistema internacional se encuentra a salvo de las amenazas procedentes del ciberespacio. Pero los pasos dados desde la UE en el mundo de la ciberseguridad no son en absoluto suficientes. Europa necesita que su Estrategia de ciberseguridad sea realmente capaz de integrar a las diferentes Estrategias nacionales. Es urgente una mayor determinación, unos mayores recursos y unos mejores instrumentos que permitan a la Unión implementar una gestión de crisis y una prevención de ciberconflictos verdaderamente eficaz.

  20. A efetividade de programas sociais de acesso à educação superior: o caso do ProUni

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    Full Text Available A pesquisa adotou uma perspectiva qualitativa, tendo sido abordados bolsistas do ProUni por meio de entrevistas semiestruturadas em profundidade. Os resultados revelam que embora este programa atenda às expectativas de inclusão no ensino superior, sendo-lhe atribuídas diversas expectativas e evidências de ascensão profissional e social, há críticas consideráveis, o que indica a necessidade de ajustes por parte dos formuladores de políticas públicas educacionais. Em que pese o escopo do ProUni, as conclusões indicam que, mesmo atingindo grande número de brasileiros, esta iniciativa mascara a necessidade de investimentos maciços em educação pública e de qualidade.

  1. [The Unión Médica Hispano-Americana (1900) and its contribution to scientific internationalism].

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    Olagüe de Ros, Guillermo

    2006-01-01

    The Unión Médica Hispano-Americana was founded during the XIII International Congress of Medicine of Paris in 1900. Its main aim was to strengthen the cultural and scientific ties among Spanish speaking countries. The first assembly took place in Madrid in the Spring of 1903. The most interesting paper presented was undoubtedly that of Manuel Tolosa Latour. He suggested creating a Diccionario Tecnológico Médico Hispano-Americano. The society had no continuity and neither did the dictionary. The reasons for this failure must be seen in the absence of economic support by political authorities in Spain and America, the organizational weakness of the Unión and the poverty of its action program, which was imbued with a triumphalist rhetoric, empty of content and highly paternalistic in its relations with the American world.

  2. UniSchooLabs Toolkit: Tools and Methodologies to Support the Adoption of Universities’ Remote and Virtual Labs in Schools

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    Augusto Chioccariello

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available The UniSchooLabs project aims at creating an infrastructure supporting web access to remote/virtual labs and associated educational resources to engage learners with hands-on and minds-on activities in science, technology and math in schools. The UniSchooLabs tool-kit supports the teacher in selecting a remote or virtual lab and developing a lab activity based on an inquiry model template. While working with the toolkit the teacher has access to three main features: a a catalogue of available online laboratories; b an archive of activities created by other users; c a tool for creating new activities or reusing existing ones.

  3. Procesos de unión y estudio de interfaces en Si3N4 y ZrO2

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    Polanco Rodríguez, Raquel

    2007-01-01

    Esta memoria se ha centrado en la obtención de uniones en dos tipos de materiales cerámicos alto interés tecnológico, como son el nitruro de silicio y el óxido de circonio. El trabajo desarrollado en esta tesis ha consistido, principalmente, en el estudio y caracterización de las interfaces metaVcerámica generadas tras el proceso de unión en estos materiales consigo mismos, o bien con piezas metálicas. En el' caso del ShN4 se utilizó acero inoxidable como lámina de unión. Por o...

  4. Seizure Onset Detection based on a Uni- or Multi-modal Intelligent Seizure Acquisition (UISA/MISA) System

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    Conradsen, Isa; Beniczky, Sándor; Wolf, Peter

    2010-01-01

    An automatic Uni- or Multi-modal Inteligent Seizure Acquisition (UISA/MISA) system is highly applicable for onset detection of epileptic seizures based on motion data. The modalities used are surface electromyography (sEMG), acceleration (ACC) and angular velocity (ANG). The new proposed automatic...... algorithm on motion data is extracting features as “log-sum” measures of discrete wavelet components. Classification into the two groups “seizure” versus “nonseizure” is made based on the support vector machine (SVM) algorithm. The algorithm performs with a sensitivity of 91-100%, a median latency of 1...... second and a specificity of 100% on multi-modal data from five healthy subjects simulating seizures. The uni-modal algorithm based on sEMG data from the subjects and patients performs satisfactorily in some cases. As expected, our results clearly show superiority of the multimodal approach, as compared...

  5. INTERAKSI KEBIJAKAN RENEWABLE ENERGY DIRECTIVE DAN KEBIJAKAN INDONESIAN SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL TERHADAP EKSPOR KELAPA SAWIT INDONESIA KE UNI EROPA

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    2016 INTAN TIARA KARTIKA, E13112274, Interaksi Kebijakan Renewable Energy Directive dan Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil Terhadap Ekspor Kelapa Sawit Indonesia ke Uni Eropa. Dibimbing oleh Prof. Dr. H. Mappa Nasrun, MA selaku pembimbing I dan H. Darwis MA, Ph.D selaku pembimbing II, departemen Ilmu Hubungan Internasional, Fakultas Ilmu Soisal dan Ilmu Politik, Universitas Hassanuddin. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui dan menjelaskan Interaksi Kebijakan Renewa...

  6. Matrimonio y unión libre en la percepción de adolescentes mexicanos radicados en Tijuana

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    Norma OJEDA

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Este es un estudio sobre las actitudes y percepciones de los jóvenes mexicanos acerca de la unión libre y el matrimonio. Se censó la población estudiantil de dos preparatorias públicas de Tijuana, Baja California, y también se obtuvo información proveniente de grupos focales realizados únicamente con estudiantes femeninas de las mismas escuelas. Los resultados indican que la mayoría de las mujeres y los hombres entrevistados no creen que existan ventajas comparativas entre el matrimonio y la unión libre. Asimismo, son más los jóvenes que están convencidos de que la convivencia prematrimonial contribuye a la estabilidad marital, que aquéllos que piensan que el matrimonio hace más estable a la pareja. También se encontró que son multinivel los aspectos referenciales considerados en las percepciones de las adolescentes entrevistadas acerca de los pros y contras que tienen la unión libre y el matrimonio.

  7. Papel de la Unión Europea en las negociaciones de cambio climático

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    Xira Ruiz

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza la postura de la Unión Europea ante el cambio climático, así como sus principales instrumentos de cooperación medioambiental en el sur del Mediterráneo. Se analizan los compromisos que ha adquirido la Unión en las distintas conferencias de las partes (COPs, su nivel de cumplimiento y su capacidad de liderazgo en el área del cambio climático desde la Cumbre de Río en 1992. También se examinan los principales compromisos adquiridos en las últimas conferencias de las partes y la postura de los actores clave ante la COP de París que se celebrará a finales de 2015. En la última parte, se profundiza en el impacto de iniciativas de cooperación UE-Magreb, como la Unión para el Mediterráneo o el proyecto Clima South.

  8. The White goddess, Ariadne and myth of the poetic self: The role of myth in forming creative-destructive relation Ted Hughes - Sylvia Plath

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    Mušović Azra A.

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath were husband and wife; they were also two of the most remarkable poets of the twentieth century. Both Hughes and Plath were fond of mythic language - their attempts to find meaning in painful events of life took the form of a journey through myth. Just as Song contains a founding image in the work of Ted Hughes, Ariadne can be identified as a founding image in the work of Sylvia Plath. Both of these poems employ mythic language to identify the emotional pattern of each poet's creative stance toward the distinctive subject matter his or her art will seize on. Since Plath was, indeed, the form taken by the White Goddess in Hughes's life, it had been her destiny to inflict devastation on Hughes, as well as release his creative energy. These were the two aspects of her gift, as Robert Graves defined it: creativity and destruction. This paper is concerned with presenting an up-close look at a couple who saw each other as the means to becoming who they wanted to be: writers and mythic figures representing their generation.

  9. La Unión Europea ante Cuba y Colombia: de buenas intenciones y altas esperanzas a notables contradicciones y grandes frustraciones

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    Joaquín ROY

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El autor generaliza, a partir del caso colombiano y cubano, las dificultades y contradicciones de la política exterior común europea, salvo cuando sus acciones políticas se dirigen hacia América Latina, y cuando el eje de una decisión está orientada hacia una postura errónea de Estados Unidos, especialmente si es perjudicial para los intereses colectivos de la Unión Europea y/o de alguno de los Estados miembros. A su vez, bajo el marco de las relaciones internacionales, describe los retos políticos a los que se enfrentan estos países: transición y consolidación de la democracia, respectivamente.ABSTRACT: The author generalizes, from the cases of Colombia and Cuba, the difficulties and contradictions of Europe’s common foreign policy, except when its political actions are directed toward Latin America and when the axis of a decision is oriented towards an erroneous posture of the United States, especially if it is prejudicial for the collective interests of the European Union and/or some of its member States. At the same time, within a framework of international relations, the paper describes the political challenges that these countries face: democratic transition and consolidation, respectively.

  10. “And time future contained in time past”: British Modernist Poetry from T.S. Eliot to Ted Hughes

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    Tatiana N. Krasavchenko

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available It seems that T.S. Eliot (1888–1965 and Ted Hughes (1930–1998 are poets of different individual talents and epochs. Hughes, a poet of the second half of the 20 th century, concentrated on the conflict between Nature and the human being destroying Nature and thus preparing the end of the humanity. T.S. Eliot was a poet of urban civilization, a reformer of the Anglophone modernist poetry. In his days, the “poetry of Nature” rooted in the pastoral poetry of the 17 th –18 th centuries and in Romanticism, existed but only at the margins of mainstream poetic trends. Nevertheless, one can find it even in Eliot’s poetry, particularly in his Landscapes — poems written at the beginning of the 1930s. Also, both Eliot and Hughes were modernists. Eliot standing at the beginning of modernism, Hughes at its end; though the latter lived in the time of postmodernism, he was not a postmodernist himself since he was not engaged in the deconstruction and fragmentation of the “world model.” Like Eliot, he was a poet with integral Weltanschauung and a bright individual talent. Like Eliot, he was a traditionalist, though Eliot being an American was a “conscious traditionalist,” while Hughes, an Englishman, was most likely a “born” traditionalist: instead of deconstructing tradition, he was bearing on it. His “great tradition” included Shakespeare, Blake, Coleridge, Kipling, Graves, and Dylan Thomas. Both Eliot and Hughes are poets of eschatological trend and mythologists. However, one will not find Eliot among the authorities enlisted by Hughes in his “great tradition.” In the time of Hughes, Eliot was rejected due to the regular change of mainstreams trends. British poetry in the second half of the 20 th century is “tired” of urban poetry, of “Nature denial,” so it comes back to its track, and the motives that existed in Eliot’s poetry only in the background are now brought to the forefront.

  11. How to use a sponsorship platform to support an international master brand strategy: The UniCredit UEFA champions league sponsorship

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    Penna Daniele; Guenzi Paolo

    2014-01-01

    Managers need a better understanding of critical success factors in sponsorship. An excellent example how a multinational company successfully approached this challenge is the case study of UniCredit. This European Bank is one of the sponsors of the UEFA Champions League with an exclusive running from July 2009 until June 2015. This sponsorship is an essential element within the group-wide marketing communication strategy of UniCredit. It is also a good example of how a multinational co...

  12. MENGKAJI PELUANG PASAR INTERNASIONAL MELALUI KINERJA EKONOMI NEGARA-NEGARA UNI EROPA

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    Devie Devie

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available The economic integration through the establishment of European Union (EU which consists of 15 countries in January 1958 is aimed to facilitate economic collaboration and enhance the union members wealth. The last attempt of this economic integration can be seen in unifying the union member currency into EURO (although this attempt is not supported by England, Sweden, and Finland. This attempt has eventually changed the marketing stategy of many companies, excluding the countries of EU. Since they concentrate on penetrating EU's market. The data of EU's economic indicators show that, until the year of 2001, EU's countries have a great market opportunity for the countries outside EU. The market opporunity is based on the fact that EU countries hold the second best GDP, after USA. With 70.74% of this GDP, it is contributed export-import activities. Besides that, the economic growth rate of EU countries is 1,5% higher than USA, and the GDP per capita is relatively high and the population of EU countries is ranked to be no.3 after China and India. As for Indonesia, the currency rate of euro which is relatively stable. Is very beneficial The EU countries that have great market opportunities to enter to are Ireland, Luxembourge, and Finland. So far there has been 10 of the EU candidates countries with good economic performance except Turkey which could enhance in the future, if they become permananet members of the union Abstract in Bahasa Indonesia : Integrasi ekonomi melalui pembentukan Uni Eropa atau Europen Union (EU sejak Januari 1958 dengan anggota 15 negara bertujuan memudahkan kerjasama ekonomi dan peningkatan kemakmuran anggotanya. Upaya terakhir dalam pengintegrasian ekonomi adalah penyatuan mata uang EURO, walaupun tidak diikuti oleh Inggeris, Swedia, dan Finlandia. Upaya ini sekaligus merubah strategi pemasaran bagi perusahaan di negara yang tidak termasuk anggota dalam memasuki pasar EU. Berdasarkan eksplorasi data indikator ekonomi EU

  13. A auditoria legal na União Europeia: enquadramento, debate actual e perspectivas futuras

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    José Joaquim Marques de Almeida

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    Full Text Available A auditoria legal na União Europeia, encontra-se, presentemente, numa grande encruzilhada. Imposta pelos poderes públicos e pelas directivas comunitárias, é criticada pelos empresários por não acrescentar valor ao negócio, e, duma maneira geral, pela sociedade que ao atribuir-lhe a característica de bem público, esperava dela respostas mais amplas do que aquelas que os auditores, espartilhados por um quadro normativo e jurídico-técnico construído pelas suas associações profissionais, conseguem ou querem facultar ao público em geral. Com efeito, as normas de auditoria que tratam do planeamento, execução e avaliação do trabalho do auditor, têm sido o refúgio eleito pelos auditores e uma justificação esgrimida, unanimemente, pela classe, para recusar liminarmente o alargamento das funções de auditoria à análise da viabilidade da empresa e à detecção de erros e fraudes. Neste contexto, a função de auditoria legal está sendo, na actualidade, fortemente criticada por não proporcionar ao público "certezas" de que: as declarações financeiras estão correctas, a empresa não falirá, não houve fraudes ou irregularidades, a empresa agiu dentro da lei, foi administrada de forma competente e adoptou uma atitude responsável face aos assuntos ambientais e sociais. É, pois, o objectivo deste trabalho, apresentar em relação à União Europeia, a origem da auditoria legal, e, em termos mais gerais, as inquietações do presente e perspectivar a função, num futuro não muito distante.Nowadays, legal auditing in the European Union finds itself facing a great crossroads. Imposed by governments and communitarian guidelines, it is criticized by entrepreneurs for not aggregating value to the business, as well as by society in general which, characterizing legal auditing as a public good, expected it to give more elaborate answers than those which the auditors, closed in by a standardizing and legal-technical framework made

  14. Funding knowledgebases: Towards a sustainable funding model for the UniProt use case

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    Gabella, Chiara; Durinx, Christine; Appel, Ron

    2018-01-01

    Millions of life scientists across the world rely on bioinformatics data resources for their research projects. Data resources can be very expensive, especially those with a high added value as the expert-curated knowledgebases. Despite the increasing need for such highly accurate and reliable sources of scientific information, most of them do not have secured funding over the near future and often depend on short-term grants that are much shorter than their planning horizon. Additionally, they are often evaluated as research projects rather than as research infrastructure components. In this work, twelve funding models for data resources are described and applied on the case study of the Universal Protein Resource (UniProt), a key resource for protein sequences and functional information knowledge. We show that most of the models present inconsistencies with open access or equity policies, and that while some models do not allow to cover the total costs, they could potentially be used as a complementary income source. We propose the Infrastructure Model as a sustainable and equitable model for all core data resources in the life sciences. With this model, funding agencies would set aside a fixed percentage of their research grant volumes, which would subsequently be redistributed to core data resources according to well-defined selection criteria. This model, compatible with the principles of open science, is in agreement with several international initiatives such as the Human Frontiers Science Program Organisation (HFSPO) and the OECD Global Science Forum (GSF) project. Here, we have estimated that less than 1% of the total amount dedicated to research grants in the life sciences would be sufficient to cover the costs of the core data resources worldwide, including both knowledgebases and deposition databases. PMID:29333230

  15. Calidad del coque de Horno Alto en la Unión Europea

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    Alvarez, R.

    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available After a brief review of the coking technology at the beginning of the new millennium, blast furnace coke quality criteria of most of EU countries, presented by the European Blast Furnace Committee in the 4th European Coke and Ironmaking Congress, are compared with those used by the Spanish Steel Industry at Aceralia. Blast furnace coke quality is very high in EU's countries in order to meet the requirements of bigger blast furnaces commissioned in the last years. CSR index is the most important parameter in the control of coke quality in Europe.

    En el presente trabajo se ha llevado a cabo una breve revisión de las tecnologías de coquización existentes al comienzo del nuevo milenio. Los criterios de calidad del coque de Horno Alto de la mayoría de los países de la Unión Europea, recogidos por el European Blast Furnace Committee, y que fueron presentados en el 4th European Coke and Ironmaking Congress en París durante el año 2000, se comparan con los utilizados por la industria siderúrgica española Aceralia. Como consecuencia del sensible aumento experimentado en el tamaño de los modernos Hornos Altos durante los últimos años, se ha podido comprobar que, en la UE, los valores de los diversos parámetros de control de calidad del coque son bastante similares y con unos requerimientos muy elevados. Asimismo, en la UE el parámetro CSR se ha convertido en el más importante para el control de la calidad del coque de Horno Alto.

  16. In vivo kinematics of a robot-assisted uni- and multi-compartmental knee arthroplasty.

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    Watanabe, Toshifumi; Abbasi, Ali Z; Conditt, Michael A; Christopher, Jennifer; Kreuzer, Stefan; Otto, Jason K; Banks, Scott A

    2014-07-01

    There is great interest in providing reliable and durable treatments for one- and two-compartment arthritic degeneration of the cruciate-ligament intact knee. One approach is to resurface only the diseased compartments with discrete unicompartmental components, retaining the undamaged compartment(s). However, placing multiple small implants into the knee presents a greater surgical challenge than total knee arthroplasty, so it is not certain that the natural knee mechanics can be maintained or restored. The goal of this study was to determine whether near-normal knee kinematics can be obtained with a robot-assisted multi-compartmental knee arthroplasty. Thirteen patients with 15 multi-compartmental knee arthroplasties using haptic robotic-assisted bone preparation were involved in this study. Nine subjects received a medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA), three subjects received a medial UKA and patellofemoral (PF) arthroplasty, and three subjects received medial and lateral bi-unicondylar arthroplasty. Knee motions were recorded using video-fluoroscopy an average of 13 months (6-29 months) after surgery during stair and kneeling activities. The three-dimensional position and orientation of the implant components were determined using model-image registration techniques. Knee kinematics during maximum flexion kneeling showed femoral external rotation and posterior lateral condylar translation. All knees showed femoral external rotation and posterior condylar translation with flexion during the step activity. Knees with medial UKA and PF arthroplasty showed the most femoral external rotation and posterior translation, and knees with bicondylar UKA showed the least. Knees with accurately placed uni- or bi-compartmental arthroplasty exhibited stable knee kinematics consistent with intact and functioning cruciate ligaments. The patterns of tibiofemoral motion were more similar to natural knees than commonly has been observed in knees with total knee

  17. "Uni katab meid ühele palju kahele vähe..." : [luuletused] / Jaan Kaplinski

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    Tekst eesti ja inglise k. J. Kaplinski lühibiograafia eesti ja inglise k. lk. 93. Sisu: "Uni katab meid ühele palju kahele vähe..." = "Sleep covers us too much for one, too little for two..." ; "Olematus ulatub kõikjale ja olemasolu on täis rahu..." = "Non-being pervades everything and being is full of peace..." ; "See mis meid äratas..." = "What woke us..." ; "Seesama meri meis kõigis..." = "The same sea in us all..." ; Dana paramita ; "Ida ja Lääne vaheline piir rändab ikka, vahel itta, vahel läände..." = "The East-West border is always wandering..." ; "Pesu ei saa kunagi pestud..." = "The washing never gets home..." ; "Neli ja pool tonni sileesia sütt..." = "Four-and-a-half tons of Silesian coal..." ; "Ei teagi, kas ma tohin rääkida roheline..." = "I don't even know if I have the right to say "green"..." ; "Maailmu on nii palju kui liivateri mere ääres..." = "There are as many worlds as grains of sand on a beach..." ; "Viimane pilv läheb üle taeva läänest itta..." = "A last cloud goes over the sky from West to East..." ; "Taevas on pilves. Soe tuul tuleb hõlma alla..." = "The sky is overcast. The warm wind is creeping under your shirt..." ; "Mu tädi tundis neid hästi, mina ei tea..." = "My aunt knew them well, I know of them..." ; "Hommikul tutvustati mind president Mitterrandile..." = "In the morning, I was presented to President Mitterrand..." ; "Meri ei taha lainetada. Tuul ei taha puhuda..." = "The sea doesn't want to wave...".Poems written in English: "Om svabhavasuddhah sarva dharmah. No selfhood..." ; "My little boy..." ; "After many bitterly cold days..." ; "You can forget nature..." ; I walk facing East..." ; "A skier going south..."

  18. Funding knowledgebases: Towards a sustainable funding model for the UniProt use case.

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    Gabella, Chiara; Durinx, Christine; Appel, Ron

    2017-01-01

    Millions of life scientists across the world rely on bioinformatics data resources for their research projects. Data resources can be very expensive, especially those with a high added value as the expert-curated knowledgebases. Despite the increasing need for such highly accurate and reliable sources of scientific information, most of them do not have secured funding over the near future and often depend on short-term grants that are much shorter than their planning horizon. Additionally, they are often evaluated as research projects rather than as research infrastructure components. In this work, twelve funding models for data resources are described and applied on the case study of the Universal Protein Resource (UniProt), a key resource for protein sequences and functional information knowledge. We show that most of the models present inconsistencies with open access or equity policies, and that while some models do not allow to cover the total costs, they could potentially be used as a complementary income source. We propose the Infrastructure Model as a sustainable and equitable model for all core data resources in the life sciences. With this model, funding agencies would set aside a fixed percentage of their research grant volumes, which would subsequently be redistributed to core data resources according to well-defined selection criteria. This model, compatible with the principles of open science, is in agreement with several international initiatives such as the Human Frontiers Science Program Organisation (HFSPO) and the OECD Global Science Forum (GSF) project. Here, we have estimated that less than 1% of the total amount dedicated to research grants in the life sciences would be sufficient to cover the costs of the core data resources worldwide, including both knowledgebases and deposition databases.

  19. Percutaneous dilational tracheostomy (PDT) and prevention of blood aspiration with superimposed high-frequency jet ventilation (SHFJV) using the tracheotomy-endoscope (TED): results of numerical and experimental simulations.

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    Nowak, Andreas; Langebach, Robin; Klemm, Eckart; Heller, Winfried

    2012-04-01

    We describe an innovative computer-based method for the analysis of gas flow using a modified airway management technique to perform percutaneous dilatational tracheotomy (PDT) with a rigid tracheotomy endoscope (TED). A test lung was connected via an artificial trachea with the tracheotomy endoscope and ventilated using superimposed high-frequency jet ventilation. Red packed cells were instilled during the puncture phase of a simulated percutaneous tracheotomy in a trachea model and migration of the red packed cells during breathing was continuously measured. Simultaneously, the calculation of the gas-flow within the endoscope was numerically simulated. In the experimental study, no backflow of blood occurred during the use of superimposed high-frequency jet ventilation (SHFJV) from the trachea into the endoscope nor did any transportation of blood into the lower respiratory tract occur. In parallel, the numerical simulations of the openings of TED show almost positive volume flows. Under the conditions investigated there is no risk of blood aspiration during PDT using the TED and simultaneous ventilation with SHFJV. In addition, no risk of impairment of endoscopic visibility exists through a backflow of blood into the TED. The method of numerical simulation offers excellent insight into the fluid flow even under highly transient conditions like jet ventilation.

  20. Los medicamentos en la Unión Europea: el tándem comercio-salud Drugs in the European Union: the health-market tandem

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    Fernando Antoñanzas

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Caracterizar la naturaleza económica singular del mercado de medicamentos en la Unión Europea, estudiar las posibles agrupaciones de países en función de ciertas variables farmacéuticas, analizar algunas normas reguladoras recientes dirigidas a la creación del mercado único y presentar algunas reflexiones sobre la toma de decisiones en materia de salud pública desde la perspectiva de la situación actual de los presupuestos públicos sanitarios. Método: análisis económico de macromagnitudes sanitarias y farmacéuticas, análisis de agrupamiento de datos («cluster», revisión de la legislación farmacéutica e industrial comunitaria, así como de las formas de presupuestación farmacéutica de los estados miembros. Resultados: Se ha caracterizado el mercado de medicamentos en la Unión Europea y se han clasificado los países a partir de 5 variables en torno a 2 grupos principales. Las medidas legislativas comunitarias tienden a fomentar la I+D y la producción de fármacos, de modo que se consolide el sector industrial. Las regulaciones nacionales son diferentes en materias de reembolso y establecimiento de precios. Conclusiones: La creación del mercado único del medicamento en la Unión Europea debe contemplar esta diversidad reguladora y buscar un equilibrio entre los aspectos económicos y de salud pública. El mercado único farmacéutico puede ser una estrategia peligrosa si se convierte en dogma general y más si se determinan plazos fijos y breves.Objectives: To characterize the peculiar economic nature of the pharmaceutical market in the EU, to study potential groupings of countries based on several pharmaceutical variables, to analyze some recent regulations designed to create the single market, and to present some thoughts on the decision making process in public health from the perspective of current public health budgets. Method: We performed an economic analysis of health and pharmaceutical macrovariables

  1. Mercosul e União Europeia: Sinalizações de uma Parceria Extrarregional em Pesquisa, Inovação e Internacionalização

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    Maria Creusa Borges

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    Full Text Available O artigo examina sinalizações de uma pauta de cooperação extrarregional entre o MERCOSUL e a União Europeia em matéria educativa, no quadro de políticas de convergência no contexto das globalizações. Parte-se do pressuposto que as estratégias inter-regionais se intensificam, indicando a construção de uma agenda de cooperação com ênfase em pesquisa, inovação e internacionalização de programas de educação elaborados por Estados. No quadro de estabelecimento de cooperações inter-regionais entre MERCOSUL-União Europeia, temas novos são incluídos na pauta da política externa, além de temas estritamente econômicos, mas vinculados a estes, com implicações nas questões da educação, investigação e internacionalização. Compreende-se o espaço geopolítico marcado por posições de poder influenciadas por relações de força, caracterizadas pela posse de capital relevante em cenários econômicos e políticos em que são inseridas, na agenda política, cooperações dessa natureza. Nesse cenário, emergem questões a tratar referentes às convergências possíveis de ser construídas, no acordo de cooperação MERCOSUL-União Europeia, e suas implicações em termos educacionais. | "MERCOSUR and European Union: Signs of an Extra-Regional Partnership in Research, Innovation and Internationalization." The article examines signs of an extra-regional cooperation between MERCOSUR and the European Union in educational matters within the framework of convergence policies in the context of globalization. It is assumed that the interregional strategies intensify, indicating the construction of a cooperation agenda with emphasis on research, innovation and internationalization of education programs elaborated by States. In the framework of establishing interregional cooperation between MERCOSUR-European Union, new topics are included in the agenda of foreign policy, as well as strictly economic themes, but linked to them, with

  2. ANALISIS PEMBENTUKAN UNI MONETER ASEAN-5 DENGAN PENDEKATAN PARITAS INTERNASIONAL DALAM HUBUNGAN KESEIMBANGAN NILAI TUKAR JANGKA PANJANG (1980.01 – 2004.12

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    Siti Aisyah Tri Rahayu

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available In order to strengthening cooperation regional and form the strength regional in ASEAN, likely require to relate at successful European Union in forming financial and economic market integration (EMU. ME become the “model" a success economic integration. We can conclude that to reach monetary union have to beforehand realized by economic union supported by union and strong politics willingness, where this matter have been blazed the way old in such a way by leaders of European countries of West which is merged into EMU. Intention of this research is to see the international parity condition of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP and rate of interest parity (UIP of among currency in ASEAN-5 with the currency of United States. Result of this research obtained is show that the goodness of theory of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP and rate of interest parity (UIP cannot be holded for the nations of ASEAN-5. In general, hypothesis ß 1=1 refused by existing data. This fact is indication that PPP and UIP cannot be holded during period 1980.01 until 2004.12. With do not hold of two the parity (PPP and UIP hence possibility to existing of monetary uni ASEAN likely still will passing sufficient process.

  3. Analisis Pembentukan Uni Moneter Asean-5 dengan Pendekatan ParitasInternasional dalam Hubungan Keseimbangan Nilai Tukar Jangka Panjang (1980.01 – 2004.12

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    Siti Aisyah Tri Rahayu

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available In order to strengthening cooperation regional and form the strength regional in ASEAN, likely require to relate at successful European Union in forming financial nd economic market integration (EMU. ME become the “model" a success economic integration. We can conclude that to reach monetary union have to beforehand realized by economic union supported by union and strong politics willingness, where this matter have been blazed the way old in such a way by leaders of European countries of West which is merged into EMU. Intention of this research is to see the international parity condition of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP and rate of interest parity (UIP of among currency in ASEAN-5 with the currency of United States. Result of this research obtained is show that the goodness of theory of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP and rate of interest parity (UIP cannot be holded for the nations of ASEAN-5. In general, hypothesis ß 1=1 refused by existing data. This fact is indication that PPP and UIP cannot be holed during period 1980.01 until 2004.12. With do not hold of two the parity (PPP and UIP hence possibility to existing of monetary uni ASEAN likely still will passing sufficient process.

  4. Os processos de partilha da soberania na União Européia The processes of sharing of sovereignty in the European Union

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    Diego Santos Vieira de Jesus

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do artigo é examinar por que não existe paradoxo entre o desenvolvimento de estruturas de governança multinível no âmbito do processo de integração europeu e a permanência do Estado soberano como fonte de representação e lealdade. Concebendo que a cessão de independência constitucional, a modificação da igualdade soberana e o comprometimento da autonomia econômica não se processaram de forma homogênea, pretende-se explicar as diferenças entre tais processos de partilha da soberania dos países membros da União Européia.The main purpose of the article is to examine why there is no paradox between the development of multilevel governance structures in the context of European integration and the maintenance of the sovereign state as the source of representation and loyalty. Accepting that the cession of constitutional independence, the changing of sovereign equality and the challenge to economic autonomy have not occurred in an homogeneous way, I intend to explain the differences among those processes of sharing of EU members' sovereignty.

  5. DAYA SAING EKSPOR TUNA KALENG INDONESIA DI UNI EROPA TAHUN 2003-2013

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    Umar Wahono

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    Full Text Available Perbedaan tarif yang diberikan antara Indonesia yang lebih tinggi sebesar 20.5% dibandingkan dengan negara pesaing utamanya yang tergabung dalang Africa, Caribbean, Pasific (ACP Countries dengan pelayanan tarif impor hingga 0% ke pasar Uni Eropa (UE. Keadaan ini mampu menyebabkan menghilangnya distorsi perbedaan harga sesungguhnya yang seharusnya menjadi keuntungan lebih atas keunggulan komparatif yang dimiliki. Hal ini mampu melemahkan daya saing komoditi ekspor akibat dampak kenaikan harga terhadap tarif. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk gambaran daya saing komoditas tuna kaleng Indonesia terhadap negara pesaingnya dipasar UE pada periode 2003-2013. Metode yang digunakan dalam penelitin ini adalah metode Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA yang kemudian nilai RCA dikomparasikan tiap-tiap negara pengekspor utama tuna kaleng di pasar UE untuk melihat posisi daya saing relatifnya. Sedangkan untuk mendekomposisikan determinan pertumbuhan ekspor tuna kaleng Indonesia ke UE digunankan metode Constant Market Share (CMS. Hasil perhitungan nilai RCA tuna kaleng Indonesia periode 2003-2013 di pasar UE memiliki daya saing dengan rata-rata nilai RCA 4.27. Namun masih dibawah rata-rata nilai RCA negara ACP Countries. Perbedaan pelayanan tarif impor oleh UE untuk komoditas tuna kaleng Indonesia tidak berdampak terhadap penurunan daya saing. The difference between the rates given Indonesia which is higher by 20.5% compared to its main competitor countries that joined the mastermind Africa, Caribbean, Pacific (ACP Countries with service import tariffs to 0% to the European Union (EU. This situation is capable of causing the disappearance of the distortion of the true price difference should be more advantages over comparative advantage. It is capable of undermining the competitiveness of export commodities due to the impact of price increases on tariffs. This study aims to illustrate the competitiveness of commodities Indonesian canned tuna to the EU market of

  6. A Unified tool to estimate Distances, Ages, and Masses (UniDAM) from spectrophotometric data

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    Mints, Alexey; Hekker, Saskia

    2017-08-01

    Context. Galactic archaeology, the study of the formation and evolution of the Milky Way by reconstructing its past from its current constituents, requires precise and accurate knowledge of stellar parameters for as many stars as possible. To achieve this, a number of large spectroscopic surveys have been undertaken and are still ongoing. Aims: So far consortia carrying out the different spectroscopic surveys have used different tools to determine stellar parameters of stars from their derived effective temperatures (Teff), surface gravities (log g), and metallicities ([Fe/H]); the parameters can be combined with photometric, astrometric, interferometric, or asteroseismic information. Here we aim to homogenise the stellar characterisation by applying a unified tool to a large set of publicly available spectrophotometric data. Methods: We used spectroscopic data from a variety of large surveys combined with infrared photometry from 2MASS and AllWISE and compared these in a Bayesian manner with PARSEC isochrones to derive probability density functions (PDFs) for stellar masses, ages, and distances. We treated PDFs of pre-helium-core burning, helium-core burning, and post helium-core burning solutions as well as different peaks in multimodal PDFs (I.e. each unimodal sub-PDF) of the different evolutionary phases separately. Results: For over 2.5 million stars we report mass, age, and distance estimates for each evolutionary phase and unimodal sub-PDF. We report Gaussian, skewed, Gaussian, truncated Gaussian, modified truncated exponential distribution or truncated Student's t-distribution functions to represent each sub-PDF, allowing us to reconstruct detailed PDFs. Comparisons with stellar parameter estimates from the literature show good agreement within uncertainties. Conclusions: We present UniDAM, the unified tool applicable to spectrophotometric data of different surveys, to obtain a homogenised set of stellar parameters. The unified tool and the tables with

  7. El tipo de unión y el aborto: una comparación generacional para México

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    Julieta Quilodrán Salgado

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Con el presente trabajo se pretende incorporar al estudio del aborto en México la perspectiva generacional y la distinción según el tipo de unión, dos dimensiones que no han sido consideradas en los estudios publicados hasta la fecha. Los datos utilizados corresponden a los de la Encuesta Nacional de la Dinámica Demográfica levantada en 1997. Entre los resultados obtenidos destaca el relativo a la reducción que experimentó el aborto entre las jóvenes (menores de 30 años de las generaciones nacidas a fines de los años cuarenta y aquellas que lo hicieron veinte años después, a fines de los sesenta. La distinción por tipo de unión nos permite atribuir esta disminución a las mujeres casadas, que casi exclusivamente eran quienes lo practicaban, y evaluar su impacto reductivo sobre la fecundidad en 1.2 nacimientos evitados en las generaciones mayores y 0.5 en las mas jóvenes. Las mujeres en uniones libres no superan los 0.6 nacimientos evitados en ninguna de las dos generaciones. Al aplicar el factor de separación propuesto, estas diferencias se traducen en relaciones de un aborto espontáneo por casi seis inducidos entre las casadas de más edad y solamente uno de cada dos entre las más jóvenes. Finalmente la distribución según el método anticonceptivo utilizado nos indica que las jóvenes en unión libre están más eficazmente protegidas que las casadas.

  8. Ted L. Shrader, D.C., F.I.C.C.: a gentle force for improvement in chiropractic. 1998 Lee-Homewood Chiropractic Heritage Award recipient.

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    Green, B N; Johnson, C D; Keating, J C

    1998-06-01

    Long before technology assessment and continuous quality improvement were in vogue in chiropractic, Ted L. Shrader, D.C., F.I.C.C., was working toward these goals in the profession. Convinced that chiropractic must change from within for the benefit of society, Dr. Shrader has made a career-long commitment to evaluating chiropractic procedures and establishing consensus statements regarding chiropractic principle. Determined in mind, moral by nature, and unobtrusive in manner, Dr. Shrader has been decidedly effective in his endeavors. He has encouraged in chiropractic a mind for critical thinking. The fruits of his labor can be seen today in chiropractic publication, among chiropractic scholars, within the American Chiropractic Association Council on Technique, in conference proceedings, and in our institutions.

  9. Perfil de mercado de la Unión Europea y los países de la EFTA

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    Casadiego, Vanessa; Villegas, Melissa; Beltrán, Paula Daniela

    2015-01-01

    El presente trabajo de grado busca evaluar el perfil del mercado de la Unión Europea y los países de la EFTA para identificar las oportunidades comerciales de Colombia, más específicamente en los siguientes países: Suiza, Noruega, Liechtenstein, Islandia, Republica Checa, Rumania y Suecia. A través de esta investigación se realizó un análisis de los 25 productos más exportados de Colombia a cada uno de los países estudiados, tomando en cuenta sus códigos arancelarios. Adicionalmente, se e...

  10. Teaching and learning in the international classroom: quality principles and lessons learned from the IntlUni project

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    2015-01-01

    , and expectations about the teaching and learning processes and outcomes. Certainly, many teachers in these settings are meeting the challenges of this diversity, and some are leveraging it to improve student learning and intercultural competence. Nevertheless, the work of IntlUni, an Erasmus Academic Network (2012......As higher education in Europe becomes increasingly internationalized, many higher education institutions are facing new diversity issues as well as opportunities arising from educational settings where students and teachers often have different first languages, cultural backgrounds...... of principles for quality teaching and learning in the international classroom, developed by the network, as well as a number of the important lessons learned...

  11. Sistemas adhesivos autograbadores, resistencia de unión y nanofiltración: una revisión

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    Parra Lozada, Maritza; Garzón Rayo, Herney

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    Los sistemas adhesivos autograbadores han permitido mejorar los procedimientos clínicos tanto en la evolución de los componentes y su funcionamiento, como en la disminución del tiempo operatorio de aplicación de cada uno de ellos. Estos sistemas han sido sometidos en la última década a constantes pruebas clínicas y de laboratorio, con el objetivo de valorar su desempeño. Sus múltiples ventajas contrastan con su baja efectividad en cuanto resistencia de unión y su permeabilidad que permite for...

  12. Entre o mercado e a sociedade : o sindicalismo da União Geral dos Trabalhadores (UGT)

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    Patrícia Rocha Lemos

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    Resumo: Nossa pesquisa teve como objetivo compreender a estratégia sindical empreendida pela União Geral dos Trabalhadores (UGT). Criada em 2007, no contexto de reorganização sindical que marcou o governo Lula, a partir de uma fusão entre a CGT, a CAT e a SDS, a UGT articula elementos do sindicalismo do qual se origina (como conciliação de interesses, prioridade à negociação, defesa da estrutura sindical) com uma nova tendência que busca, através da participação nos espaços institucionais, of...

  13. La immigración desde el Magreb. Un reto para la Unión Europea

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    Gloria Inés Ospina

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Para la Unión Europea, los flujos de emigración irregular procedentes del Mediterráneo han sido una de las piedras donde han tropezado toda la serie de directivas que respecto al tema migratorio y el espacio Schengen se han emitido desde Bruselas a lo largo de los últimos 13 años. El artículo analiza el crecimiento de los flujos migratorios dirigidos hacia la UE tras las revoluciones árabes, las debilidades del acuerdo Schengen y las medidas reactivas adoptadas por la UE, proponiendo algunas recomendaciones.

  14. Ga and Pt NMR study of UPtGa sub 5 and UNiGa sub 5

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    Kato, H; Tokunaga, Y; Tokiwa, Y; Ikeda, S; Onuki, Y; Kambe, S; Walstedt, R E

    2003-01-01

    Ga and Pt NMR measurements have been carried out for two isomorphs compounds, UPtGa sub 5 and UNiGa sub 5 , which exhibit different magnetic structures below T sub N. Knight shift K measurements in the paramagnetic region are reported here. The transferred hyperfine coupling constants at Ga and Pt sites are determined. The temperature independent part K sub 0 of K, which probes the conduction electron polarization at the ligand site, has been successfully evaluated. A nearly identical conduction electron structure in the paramagnetic region is suggested for these two compounds. The origin of the different magnetic structures is discussed.

  15. La Unión Europea y el proceso de revisión constitucional en Francia (1992-2008

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    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Se estudia en este trabajo el intenso proceso de revisión constitucional que ha tenido lugar en Francia desde los comienzos de la pasada década (1992 como consecuencia del desarrollo del proceso de integración europea en este último periodo. Se examinan, en particular, las siete revisiones constitucionales que, entre 1992 y 2008, se han sucedido en el país vecino con el fin de hacer compatible la Constitución francesa con el nuevo marco supraestatal europeo que vienen definiendo los sucesivos Tratados de la Unión Europea

  16. El coste de oportunidad como determinante del autoempleo en la Unión Europea (UE 25)

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    Luis Miguel Zapico Aldeano; Mariano Nieto Antolín; María Felisa Muñoz Doyague

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    Este trabajo pretende introducir en el análisis de la motivación de la actividad emprendedora el potencial efecto negativo del coste de oportunidad asociado a la misma. Para lograr este objetivo se aplicó un análisis de ecuaciones estructurales con la aproximación Partial Least Squares (PLS) sobre una muestra de ciudadanos de la Unión Europea agrupados por países, para el periodo 2004. Los resultados muestran que la motivación emprendedora presenta una estructura interna dual formada por dos ...

  17. OnlineTED.com − a novel web-based audience response system for higher education. A pilot study to evaluate user acceptance

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    Kühbeck, Felizian; Engelhardt, Stefan; Sarikas, Antonio

    2014-01-01

    Background and aim: Audience response (AR) systems are increasingly used in undergraduate medical education. However, high costs and complexity of conventional AR systems often limit their use. Here we present a novel AR system that is platform independent and does not require hardware clickers or additional software to be installed. Methods and results: “OnlineTED” was developed at Technische Universität München (TUM) based on Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) with a My Structured Query Language (MySQL)-database as server- and Javascript as client-side programming languages. “OnlineTED” enables lecturers to create and manage question sets online and start polls in-class via a web-browser. Students can participate in the polls with any internet-enabled device (smartphones, tablet-PCs or laptops). A paper-based survey was conducted with undergraduate medical students and lecturers at TUM to compare "OnlineTED" with conventional AR systems using clickers. "OnlineTED" received above-average evaluation results by both students and lecturers at TUM and was seen on par or superior to conventional AR systems. The survey results indicated that up to 80% of students at TUM own an internet-enabled device (smartphone or tablet-PC) for participation in web-based AR technologies. Summary and Conclusion: “OnlineTED” is a novel web-based and platform-independent AR system for higher education that was well received by students and lecturers. As a non-commercial alternative to conventional AR systems it may foster interactive teaching in undergraduate education, in particular with large audiences. PMID:24575156

  18. OnlineTED.com − a novel web-based audience response system for higher education. A pilot study to evaluate user acceptance

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    Kühbeck, Felizian

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available [english] Background and aim: Audience response (AR systems are increasingly used in undergraduate medical education. However, high costs and complexity of conventional AR systems often limit their use. Here we present a novel AR system that is platform independent and does not require hardware clickers or additional software to be installed.Methods and results: “OnlineTED” was developed at Technische Universität München (TUM based on Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP with a My Structured Query Language (MySQL-database as server- and Javascript as client-side programming languages. “OnlineTED” enables lecturers to create and manage question sets online and start polls in-class via a web-browser. Students can participate in the polls with any internet-enabled device (smartphones, tablet-PCs or laptops. A paper-based survey was conducted with undergraduate medical students and lecturers at TUM to compare "OnlineTED" with conventional AR systems using clickers. "OnlineTED" received above-average evaluation results by both students and lecturers at TUM and was seen on par or superior to conventional AR systems. The survey results indicated that up to 80% of students at TUM own an internet-enabled device (smartphone or tablet-PC for participation in web-based AR technologies.Summary and Conclusion: “OnlineTED” is a novel web-based and platform-independent AR system for higher education that was well received by students and lecturers. As a non-commercial alternative to conventional AR systems it may foster interactive teaching in undergraduate education, in particular with large audiences.

  19. United States and developing countries in the climatic negotiation; Etats-Unis et PED dans la negociation climatique

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    Blanchard, O. [Universite Pierre Mendes-France IEPE-CNRS, 38 - Grenoble (France); Reiner, D. [Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom)

    2003-07-01

    Two main topics are discussed in this presentation. The first one concerns an analysis of the Bush Administration policy consequences towards the climatic change debate and the long dated forecasts. The second one answers the open questions: must the Trans-atlantic divide be solved before or at least simultaneous to developing country accession? Will the kyoto protocol be considered a success? Do long-run formulations of the climate policy debate facilitate actions? (A.L.B.)

  20. Efficient Translation of Pelargonium line pattern virus RNAs Relies on a TED-Like 3´-Translational Enhancer that Communicates with the Corresponding 5´-Region through a Long-Distance RNA-RNA Interaction.

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    Blanco-Pérez, Marta; Pérez-Cañamás, Miryam; Ruiz, Leticia; Hernández, Carmen

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    Cap-independent translational enhancers (CITEs) have been identified at the 3´-terminal regions of distinct plant positive-strand RNA viruses belonging to families Tombusviridae and Luteoviridae. On the bases of their structural and/or functional requirements, at least six classes of CITEs have been defined whose distribution does not correlate with taxonomy. The so-called TED class has been relatively under-studied and its functionality only confirmed in the case of Satellite tobacco necrosis virus, a parasitic subviral agent. The 3´-untranslated region of the monopartite genome of Pelargonium line pattern virus (PLPV), the recommended type member of a tentative new genus (Pelarspovirus) in the family Tombusviridae, was predicted to contain a TED-like CITE. Similar CITEs can be anticipated in some other related viruses though none has been experimentally verified. Here, in the first place, we have performed a reassessment of the structure of the putative PLPV-TED through in silico predictions and in vitro SHAPE analysis with the full-length PLPV genome, which has indicated that the presumed TED element is larger than previously proposed. The extended conformation of the TED is strongly supported by the pattern of natural sequence variation, thus providing comparative structural evidence in support of the structural data obtained by in silico and in vitro approaches. Next, we have obtained experimental evidence demonstrating the in vivo activity of the PLPV-TED in the genomic (g) RNA, and also in the subgenomic (sg) RNA that the virus produces to express 3´-proximal genes. Besides other structural features, the results have highlighted the key role of long-distance kissing-loop interactions between the 3´-CITE and 5´-proximal hairpins for gRNA and sgRNA translation. Bioassays of CITE mutants have confirmed the importance of the identified 5´-3´ RNA communication for viral infectivity and, moreover, have underlined the strong evolutionary constraints that may

  1. Efficient Translation of Pelargonium line pattern virus RNAs Relies on a TED-Like 3´-Translational Enhancer that Communicates with the Corresponding 5´-Region through a Long-Distance RNA-RNA Interaction.

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    Marta Blanco-Pérez

    Full Text Available Cap-independent translational enhancers (CITEs have been identified at the 3´-terminal regions of distinct plant positive-strand RNA viruses belonging to families Tombusviridae and Luteoviridae. On the bases of their structural and/or functional requirements, at least six classes of CITEs have been defined whose distribution does not correlate with taxonomy. The so-called TED class has been relatively under-studied and its functionality only confirmed in the case of Satellite tobacco necrosis virus, a parasitic subviral agent. The 3´-untranslated region of the monopartite genome of Pelargonium line pattern virus (PLPV, the recommended type member of a tentative new genus (Pelarspovirus in the family Tombusviridae, was predicted to contain a TED-like CITE. Similar CITEs can be anticipated in some other related viruses though none has been experimentally verified. Here, in the first place, we have performed a reassessment of the structure of the putative PLPV-TED through in silico predictions and in vitro SHAPE analysis with the full-length PLPV genome, which has indicated that the presumed TED element is larger than previously proposed. The extended conformation of the TED is strongly supported by the pattern of natural sequence variation, thus providing comparative structural evidence in support of the structural data obtained by in silico and in vitro approaches. Next, we have obtained experimental evidence demonstrating the in vivo activity of the PLPV-TED in the genomic (g RNA, and also in the subgenomic (sg RNA that the virus produces to express 3´-proximal genes. Besides other structural features, the results have highlighted the key role of long-distance kissing-loop interactions between the 3´-CITE and 5´-proximal hairpins for gRNA and sgRNA translation. Bioassays of CITE mutants have confirmed the importance of the identified 5´-3´ RNA communication for viral infectivity and, moreover, have underlined the strong evolutionary

  2. Study on Energy Absorption Capacity of Steel-Polyester Hybrid Fiber Reinforced Concrete Under Uni-axial Compression

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    Chella Gifta, C.; Prabavathy, S.

    2018-05-01

    This work presents the energy absorption capacity of hybrid fiber reinforced concrete made with hooked end steel fibers (0.5 and 0.75%) and straight polyester fibers (0.5, 0.8, 1.0 and 2.0%). Compressive toughness (energy absorption capacity) under uni-axial compression was evaluated on 100 × 200 mm size cylindrical specimens with varying steel and polyester fiber content. Efficiency of the hybrid fiber reinforcement is studied with respect to fiber type, size and volume fractions in this investigation. The vertical displacement under uni-axial compression was measured under the applied loads and the load-deformation curves were plotted. From these curves the toughness values were calculated and the results were compared with steel and polyester as individual fibers. The hybridization of 0.5% steel + 0.5% polyester performed well in post peak region due to the addition of polyester fibers with steel fibers and the energy absorption value was 23% greater than 0.5% steel FRC. Peak stress values were also higher in hybrid series than single fiber and based on the results it is concluded that hybrid fiber reinforcement improves the toughness characteristics of concrete without affecting workability.

  3. Perspectivas y dimensiones de una gobernanza global: el futuro de la Unión Europea como actor internacional

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    Alberto Castillo Castañeda

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    Full Text Available El artículo pretende analizar el papel global de la Unión Europea como actor internacional sobre la base de sus componentes de poder, las dimensiones de la gobernanza global y sus perspectivas como proyecto regional para lograr tener una lectura de su participación en el sistema internacional en el futuro. Dentro de estas perspectivas futuras se resaltará el papel que juega el poder blando de la Unión Europea como potencia normativa y civil dentro de una gobernanza global con nuevos actores, intereses y valores divergentes. Este trabajo parte de la hipótesis de que el cambio relacional de poder en la sociedad internacional está ocasionando dinámicas geopolíticas y geoeconómicas contrapuestas a los planteamientos de un multilateralismo eficaz. Se intentará responder o, al menos, brindar algunas luces a interrogantes tales como: ¿Podrá la UE preservar su relevancia como actor internacional en este mundo en cambio? ¿Mantendrá la relevancia en sus valores e intereses como proyecto regional? ¿La estrategia europea de incidencia internacional debe basarse simplemente en el ámbito del poder blando y el multilateralismo eficaz?

  4. A UniChem and electron momentum spectroscopy investigations into the valence electronic structure of trans 1,3 butadiene

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    Michalewicz, M.T. [CSIRO, Supercomputing Support Group, Carlton, VIC (Australia). Division of Information Technology; Winkler, D.A. [Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Clayton, VIC (Australia). Div. of Chemical Physics; Brunger, M.J.; McCarthy, L.E. [Flinders Univ. of South Australia, Bedford Park, SA (Australia). School of Physical Sciences; Von Niessen, W. [Flinders Univ. of South Australia, Bedford Park, SA (Australia). School of Physical Sciences

    1996-09-01

    The experimental (e,2e) coincidence spectroscopy, known as electron momentum spectroscopy (EMS) was applied to the trans 1,3 butadiene (C{sub 4}H{sub 6}) molecule with detailed binding energy spectra and orbital momentum distributions (MDs) being measured. A small selection of this data is presented. The usage of UniChem computational chemistry codes for the Flinders-developed AMOLD program allows to calculate theoretical MDs for each orbital, to help elucidate the valence electronic structure of butadiene. The results of the many-body Green`s function calculation is also presented, to the ADC(3) level, for the binding energies and spectroscopic factors of the respective orbitals of C{sub 4}H{sub 6}. A critical comparison between the experimental and theoretical MDs allows to determine the optimum wavefunction from the basis sets studied. The determination of the wavefunction then allows to make further use of the UniChem package to derive butadiene`s chemically interesting molecular properties. A summary of these results and comparison of them with the previous results of other workers is presented. 23 refs., 2 tabs., 2 figs.

  5. La Unión General de Trabajadores en Cantabria (1888-1917 : nacimiento y desarrollo de una estructura societaria

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    Antonio Santoveña Setién

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo estudia la trayectoria histórica de la Unión General de Trabajadores en Cantabria entre agosto de 1888 (en que fue creada y finales de 1917 (cuando, debido a la huelga general revolucionaría de ese año, quedó desmantelada temporalmente. Para ello, el texto se divide en tres partes: mientras la inicial coincide con el establecimiento de las primeras sociedades de resistencia en Santander, la segunda se centra en la expansión obrerista producida desde 1898 tanto en esta ciudad como en otras localidades de la región citada; por último, el tercer apartado analiza la evolución de las colectividades proletarias a partir de 1905.This paper is the result of research into the historical evolution of the General Workers Union in Cantabria between August 1888 (in which it was founded and the end of 1917 (when, due to the revolutionary general strike of that year, the organization was temporarily prohibited. For this purpose, the paper is divided into three parís. The first deals with the creation of the earliest trade unión societies in Santander. The second is centred on the growth of the working-class movement from 1898 as in this city as in other localities in the same región. Lastly, the third examines the evolution of the proletarian societies since 1905.

  6. The use of the bi-factor model to test the uni-dimensionality of a battery of reasoning tests.

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    Primi, Ricardo; Rocha da Silva, Marjorie Cristina; Rodrigues, Priscila; Muniz, Monalisa; Almeida, Leandro S

    2013-02-01

    The Battery of Reasoning Tests 5 (BPR-5) aims to assess the reasoning ability of individuals, using sub-tests with different formats and contents that require basic processes of inductive and deductive reasoning for their resolution. The BPR has three sequential forms: BPR-5i (for children from first to fifth grade), BPR-5 - Form A (for children from sixth to eighth grade) and BPR-5 - form B (for high school and undergraduate students). The present study analysed 412 questionnaires concerning BPR-5i, 603 questionnaires concerning BPR-5 - Form A and 1748 questionnaires concerning BPR-5 - Form B. The main goal was to test the uni-dimensionality of the battery and its tests in relation to items using the bi-factor model. Results suggest that the g factor loadings (extracted by the uni-dimensional model) do not change when the data is adjusted for a more flexible multi-factor model (bi-factor model). A general reasoning factor underlying different contents items is supported.

  7. Ampliación de la Unión Europea: estado de la cuestión

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    Landaburu, Eneko

    2002-06-01

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    La ampliación es el gran desafío de la Unión Europea para los próximos años, el asunto más importante que debe tratarse durante los mandatos de la Comisión Prodi y del actual Parlamento Europeo. ¿Por qué? Porque esta ampliación no se asemeja a ninguna otra ampliación anterior y ninguna volverá a tener el peso real y simbólico de ésta. Se trata de reunir Europa, de reconciliar la geografía con la historia y con la evolución política que la ha transformado en el último decenio, de extender la zona de paz y estabilidad política, de democracia, de respeto de los derechos humanos y de desarrollo económico que representa la Unión Europea.

  8. A UniChem and electron momentum spectroscopy investigations into the valence electronic structure of trans 1,3 butadiene

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    Michalewicz, M.T.; Winkler, D.A.; Brunger, M.J.; McCarthy, L.E.; Von Niessen, W.

    1996-09-01

    The experimental (e,2e) coincidence spectroscopy, known as electron momentum spectroscopy (EMS) was applied to the trans 1,3 butadiene (C 4 H 6 ) molecule with detailed binding energy spectra and orbital momentum distributions (MDs) being measured. A small selection of this data is presented. The usage of UniChem computational chemistry codes for the Flinders-developed AMOLD program allows to calculate theoretical MDs for each orbital, to help elucidate the valence electronic structure of butadiene. The results of the many-body Green's function calculation is also presented, to the ADC(3) level, for the binding energies and spectroscopic factors of the respective orbitals of C 4 H 6 . A critical comparison between the experimental and theoretical MDs allows to determine the optimum wavefunction from the basis sets studied. The determination of the wavefunction then allows to make further use of the UniChem package to derive butadiene's chemically interesting molecular properties. A summary of these results and comparison of them with the previous results of other workers is presented. 23 refs., 2 tabs., 2 figs

  9. La débil Europa: consideraciones críticas sobre la política exterior de la Unión

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    Víctor C. Pascual Planchuelo

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo tiene como objetivo analizar la Política Exterior de la Unión Europea. Para ello se revisa la orientación general de todos los países miembros, sus agendas diplomáticas y posturas geoestratégicas. En un contexto global en el que la Unión Europea desempeña un rol de simple observador, sin posibilidad de ejercer un poder decisorio sobre los aspectos fundamentales de la política internacional, la única opción válida es la de reforzar la Política Exterior. La Unión Europea tiene la obligación de hablar ante el mundo con una sola voz, y no delegar los temas de defensa y seguridad al aliado de costumbre, los Estados Unidos.

  10. The presidential politics of climate discourse: energy frames, policy, and political tactics from the 2016 Primaries in the United States

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    Brown, George; Sovacool, Benjamin K

    2017-01-01

    his study presents the results of an investigation into the frequency in which four candidates of the 2016 United States Presidential Primary season communicated their political positions on climate change, and how they subsequently framed these stances in numerous contextual drivers alongside energy policies. A systematic content analysis of political debates, campaign speeches, and press statements reveals how Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and Ted Cruz undertook in vote-see...

  11. Wholesomeness and Public Health Research in the United States Atomic Energy Commission Food Irradiation Programme; Recherches sur la Comestibilite et la Sante Publique au Titre du Programme d'Irradiation des Produits Alimentaires de la Commission de l'Energie Atomique des Etats-Unis; Issledovaniya bezvrednosti obluchennykh pishchevykh produktov i svyazannykh s nimi problem zdravookhraneniya po programme komissii po atomnoj ehnergii ssha v oblasti oblucheniya pishchevykh produktov; Programa de Irradiacion de Alimentos de la Comision de Energia Atomica de los Estados Unidos: Investigaciones Sobre Comestibilidad u Sanidad Publica

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    Whitehair, L. A. [Division of Biology and Medicine, United States Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, DC (United States)

    1966-11-15

    To assess the biological safety of foods which are of interest to the Atomic Energy Commission's irradiated food program, studies have been sponsored by the Commission's Division of Biology and Medicine since 1961. Wholesomeness, microbiological and biochemical studies have been undertaken with a view to complementing data derived from developmental, economic and technological research studies sponsored by the Commission's Division of Isotopes Development. When these aspects appear feasible for specific low-dose irradiated foods, studies are initiated to provide relevant data required by the United States Food and Drug Administration before final judgements can be made on petitions for unlimited human consumption. Toxicity studies on several species of animals which are fed diets containing up to 35 Degree-Sign (dry solids basis) of the irradiated food in question have been included in this program. Investigations of two years duration on animals (rats, dogs and chickens) provide data concerning food consumption, growth rate, enzyme systems, haematology, gross pathology and histopathology. Shorter-term studies of a confirmatory nature on two animal species (rat and dog) are employed in certain cases when the irradiated food in question is sufficiently related to foods which have previously undergone long-term toxicity studies. Results to date of chronic toxicity studies on soft-shell clams and subacute toxicity studies on strawberries, apples, pears, sweet cherries, apricots, plums and onions are discussed. Microbiological studies have been concentrated primarily on potentially pathogenic organisms. Studies have been in progress to evaluate carefully the conditions governing radiation and heat resistance, sporulation, outgrowth and toxin production of Clostridium botulinum Type E. The natural incidence of Type E organisms in certain marine products and ocean environments is being investigated. Findings in the microbiological studies are discussed. Studies to date

  12. La protección social como condicionante en las relaciones comerciales entre la Unión Europea y América Latina

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    Alvares García Junior, Armando

    2016-01-01

    La investigación aborda el tema de la protección de los derechos humanos y laborales en las relaciones comerciales entre Unión Europea y América Latina. Para su desarrollo ha sido necesario interconectar diferentes campos del conocimiento: derecho, relaciones internacionales, economía, comercio internacional y política exterior de la Unión Europea. Su objetivo más amplio era lograr, aunque parcialmente, seis aportaciones principales: 1) el encauzamiento, en la misma investigación, de campos t...

  13. Pol??tica exterior y comercio internacional en la Uni??n Europea en un mundo globalizado = European foreign policy and international trade under a globalized world

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    Fern??ndez D??az, Paula

    2017-01-01

    El consiguiente trabajo proporciona una visi??n general del Comercio Internacional en la Uni??n Europea y el lugar que esta ocupa en el contexto internacional. Para realizar un an??lisis completo de la pol??tica comercial de la UE, se debe tener en cuenta la globalizaci??n y la importancia que tiene la Uni??n Europea como participante en el intercambio de bienes a nivel global. Por ello, este estudio se inicia situando a la UE en el Mercado Internacional, ya que est?? es la eco...

  14. Epicardial, Biatrial Ablation With Integrated Uni-bipolar Radiofrequency Technology in Stand-alone Persistent Atrial Fibrillation.

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    Rosati, Fabrizio; Muneretto, Claudio; Merati, Elisa; Polvani, Gianluca; Moltrasio, Massimo; Tondo, Claudio; Curnis, Antonio; Cerini, Manuel; Metras, Alexandre; Bisleri, Gianluigi

    Although minimally invasive approaches for surgical treatment of stand-alone atrial fibrillation have gained popularity for the past decade, ablation technology and extensive lesion sets play a major role in the achievement of a successful procedure, especially in presence of persistent and long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation. We evaluated clinical outcomes after totally endoscopic biatrial epicardial ablation of persistent atrial fibrillation with a novel integrated uni-bipolar radiofrequency device. Forty-nine (49) consecutive patients with stand-alone atrial fibrillation underwent right-sided monolateral thoracoscopic surgical ablation with a novel integrated uni-bipolar radiofrequency energy delivery and temperature-controlled technology. Atrial fibrillation was persistent in 13 (26.5%) of 49 and long-standing persistent in 36 (73.5%) of 49 patients. Mean ± SD age was 60.6 ± 10.3 years. Median duration of atrial fibrillation was 74 months. Mean ± SD left atrial diameter was 44.7 ± 4.0 mm. Epicardial en bloc isolation of all pulmonary veins (box lesion) and additional ablation of the right atrial free wall was successfully performed via minimally invasive approach without any intraoperative and postoperative major complications. Intraoperative entrance and exit block was achieved in 77.5% (38/49) and 91.8% (45/49) of patients, respectively. Mean ± SD ablation time was 16.3 ± 4.8 minutes. No intensive care unit stay was required. Postoperative sinus rhythm was achieved in 93.8% (30/32) patients, and no pacemaker implantation was required. At 13 months, 87.7% (43/49) of patients were in sinus rhythm; 71.4% (35/49) were free from antiarrhythmic drugs and 75.5% (37/49) from oral anticoagulation. Integrated uni-bipolar radiofrequency ablation technology showed to be effective for the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation with a total endoscopic approach. A versapolar suction device with extensive right-left atrial lesion set may further improve

  15. Les Etats-Unis d'Amérique deviennent observateur au CERN

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    Council delegates applauded warmly as representatives of United States of America were welcomed to the Council session for the first time as official Observers. This new status follows the agreement between CERN and the United States for a contribution of $531 million to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project which was signed in Washington on 8 December (see Press Release no.7 1997).

  16. Finance et risque aux Etats-Unis : vers une nouvelle frontière ? Finance and Risk in the USA: A New Frontier?

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    Christine Zumello

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Cet article aborde la question de l’évaluation et de l’anticipation du risque sur les marchés financiers aux États-Unis. Les différents types de risque sont analysés ainsi que les principales méthodes utilisées pour les évaluer. La crise des subprimes qui a marqué la fin du second mandat de G.W. Bush a semblé déboucher sur une crise systémique. Parmi les différentes strates de risque, le plus grave est celui qui porte le système financier et économique au naufrage. Les conditions de la remise en cause du système suite à des prises de risque ou une absence de contrôle rigoureux du risque posent la question de l’équilibre entre la sphère politique et la sphère financière.This article raises the question of the evaluation and anticipation of risk on financial markets in the United States. The various types of risk are analysed as well as the main methods used to measure risk. The subprime crisis which dominated the end of the second G.W. Bush presidential term seemed to bring the whole financial and economic system to the brink of collapse. The central notion of the measure and control of risk hinges on the role of the political sphere versus the financial sphere.

  17. Unión Monetaria Norteamericana y la enfermedad holandesa en Canadá y México

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    Mario Seccareccia

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available R. Blecker y M. Seccareccia analizan de manera pormenorizado los efectos que ha tenido el incremento de la demanda de las materias primas, y en particular del petróleo, sobre los tipos de cambio de México y Canadá, y sus repercusiones sobre su dinámica económica. Igualmente profundizan en la relación de las políticas económicas seguidas en ambos países y sus objetivos de inflación. Mediante un esfuerzo comparativo con el sistema monetario europeo, se plantean los retos que supondría la conformación de una Unión Monetaria en la economía de América del Norte (Canadá, Estados Unidos y México.

  18. Marketers as Innovators: how ethnic marketing revisits ethnicity Marketing ethnique et innovation aux États-Unis

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    Marie-Christine Pauwels

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available L’innovation aux États-Unis est ici vue sous un angle social et culturel. Il ne s’agit plus d’étudier l’innovation technologique, mais l’innovation en matière de produit. L’article aborde la création de valeur à travers la variable ethnique dans le domaine de la vente, du marketing et de la publicité. Les nouvelles tendances en matière d’ethno-marketing sont analysées, en particulier la manière dont les professionnels utilisent la notion d’ethnicité pour vendre des produits de consommation courante à un marché de consommateurs de plus en plus exigeants, soit en ayant recours à une segmentation de ces consommateurs en micro-marchés toujours plus étroits, soit en privilégiant un marketing multi- ou trans-culturel.

  19. La Seguridad Energética y la Estrategia Global de Seguridad de la Unión Europea

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    Ruben Herrero

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo plantea una definición ampliada del concepto de seguridad energética, yendo más allá del concepto clásico establecido por la Agencia Internacional de la Energía, incorporando cuestiones relativas a la eficiencia energética, la aceptabilidad del modelo energético y los retos que impone el cambio climático, pero sin perder de perspectiva las exigencias y las dinámicas competitivas económicas globales. Sobre la base de este concepto ampliado, se examina la evolución de la seguridad energética en el marco de la Unión Europea, con una atención particular a cómo se concibe la seguridad energética en la Estrategia Global de Seguridad de 2016.

  20. Una política, tres perspectivas : la Unión Europea y el intercambio del banano

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    En julio de 1993, la Unión Europea (U.E.) inició el Reglamento (C.E.E.) Número 404/93 como su nueva política para gobernar la importación del banano. Este acto fue parte de su intento de crear un mercado común entre los quince países miembros. Como el mercado bananero más grande del mundo, la UE y sus políticas tienen un gran impacto sobre la producción y el intercambio de esta fruta, la fruta fresca del volumen más grande del intercambio mundial. Esta ponencia considera la nueva política y s...

  1. Conference: Probing the warped side of our Universe with gravitational waves and computer simulations | 16 September | Uni Dufour

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    Probing the warped side of our Universe with gravitational waves and computer simulations, by Kip Thorne, recipient of the Tomalla Prize for Gravity 2016.   "Probing the warped side of our Universe with gravitational waves and computer simulations" Uni Dufour - Auditorium U300 Friday, 16 September at 6 p.m.   Kip Thorne. (Photo: ©Jon Rou) Abstract: A half century ago, John Wheeler challenged his students and colleagues to explore Geometrodynamics: the nonlinear dynamics of curved spacetime. How does the curvature of spacetime behave when roiled in a storm, like a storm at sea with crashing waves. We tried to explore this, and failed. Success eluded us until two new tools became available: computer simulations, and gravitational wave observations. Thorne will describe what these have begun to teach us, and he will offer a vision for the future of Geometrodynamics.

  2. El nuevo enfoque de la política audiovisual de la Unión Europea

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    Lic. Carmina Crusafón Baqués

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available La política audiovisual de la Unión Europea ha modificado entre 1994 y 1998 su enfoque principal en respuesta a la nueva situación coyuntural que vive el sector en el ámbito mundial Durante este periodo, sus actuaciones han mostrado una primacía económico-industrial (programa MEDIA y el Fondo Europeo de Garantía dejando en segundo plano la dimensión cultural; una mayor coordinación con los proyectos de la sociedad de la información (libro verde sobre la convergencia y el mantenimiento un cierto carácter proteccionista (directiva televisión sin fronteras y el énfasis en el déficit comercial con los Estados Unidos.

  3. UniTV, canal de televisión de la Universidad de Huelva: hacia una TV universitaria de calidad

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    José Ignacio Aguaded Gómez

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Las universidades españolas han optado por incorporar el vídeo a los procesos de enseñanza-aprendizaje mediante la integración de contenidos en los portales corporativos de televisión, el uso de tecnologías informáticas y el uso de Internet; con ello pretenden dar un impulso a la docencia y a la inves­tigación mediante la divulgación de los contenidos a través de los medios audiovisuales en red. Con la colaboración del Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio, a través de Red.es, la Universidad de Huelva cuenta con el canal de televisión universitario, UniTV, donde la formación, investigación, divulga­ción y ciencia son los pilares que fundamentan la producción audiovisual, un portal que cuenta con televisión a la carta y emisión en directo. UniTV, el canal de televisión de la Universidad de Huelva, pretende mediante el uso de tecnologías de la información y la comunicación, a través de internet y de la tecnología streaming, alcanzar un acceso universal para divulgar sus activida­des y conseguir que la educación, la investigación, los proyectos, ciclos de conferencias e información en general de la institución, lleguen a la comunidad universitaria y a la vez al resto del mundo.

  4. A União Europeia num mundo em mudança: Era Trump 2.0?

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    Marco Martins

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available A presente análise visa compreender como a União Europeia se enquadra nesta nova realidade internacional, na sequência das eleições norte-americanas para Presidente, tendo revertido a escolha em Donald Trump, em detrimento da sua adversária Hillary Clinton. Importa, assim, compreender como a União Europeia se posicionará nas relações internacionais, readaptando a sua política externa, defesa e segurança, para além das consequências do Brexit, necessitando de reencontrar o seu caminho e o seu projeto em nome da construção europeia e de seus valores democráticos, identitários e culturais num mundo em mudança, com o surgimento de novos atores, desde os BRICS ao ciberespaço, desafiando todo o legado imanente da Paz de Vestefália. Estaremos perante uma nova era, uma nova ordem mundial ou apenas numa regressão entre novos e velhos tempos? | The European Union in a changing world. The Trump Era 2.0? The present analysis aims to understand how the European Union fits into this new international reality following the US presidential election, having reversed the election in Donald Trump, to the detriment of his adversary Hillary Clinton. It is therefore important to understand how the European Union will position itself in international relations, by adapting its foreign, defense and security policies, in addition to the consequences of Brexit, needing to rediscover its way and its project in the name of European construction and its democratic, identity and cultural values in a changing world, with the emergence of new actors from the BRICS to cyberspace, defying the entire immanent legacy of Westphalia Peace. Are we facing a new era, a new world order, or just a regression between old and new times?

  5. Las implicaciones del Brexit en los derechos de libre circulación de personas, laborales y de residencia de los ciudadanos de la Unión Europea: el Modelo de Suiza Modificado como la opción más viable para el Reino Unido en la negociación de un nuevo acuerdo con la Unión Europea.

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    Lozano Martínez, Bárbara

    2017-01-01

    Un análisis profundo de los derechos de libre circulación de personas, laborales y de residencia de los ciudadanos de la Unión Europea, para poosteriormente analizarlos en distintos escenarios que el Reino Unido podría tomar como base para un nuevo acuerdo con la Unión Europea al formalizarse el Brexit.

  6. Acerca de los sentidos políticos del movimiento social en el norte argentino: el caso de la Unión de Trabajadores Desocupados de General Mosconi

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    Ivanna Petz

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Preguntarnos por las relaciones entre los Estados municipales, provinciales y nacionales y los movimientos sociales, configura el eje vertebrador del trabajo. Indagar en torno a dichas relaciones nos permite, por un lado, saltar el plano de lo manifiesto y comenzar a visualizar la génesis de las tensiones y contradicciones de los procesos de resistencia de los sectores populares; por el otro, nos brinda claves para pensar en el campo de posibilidades y límites de las prácticas y discursos de los sujetos colectivos que resisten. El trabajo que presentamos forma parte de una investigación en curso en torno a uno de los movimientos sociales que aparece fuertemente en el escenario político del norte argentino a mediados de los años '90, y que posee como antecedente principal el proceso privatizador de YPF: la Unión de Trabajadores Desocupados de Gral. Mosconi (UTD.The main theme of this essay is to inquire about the relations between national, provincial, local States and social movements. The exploration of these types of relationships may allow us to, first, analyze what is not perceptible and visualize the tensions and contradictions´ genesis in popular sectors resistance processes; and secondly, it may show keys to facilitate analysis of the possibilities and limits of the speech and practice of collectively resisting subjects. This work is part of a pending investigation concerning one of the more strongly appearing social movements of northern Argentina's political scenario during the 90´s, and which has its roots in the YPF's privatization process: the Unión de Trabajadores Desocupados (UTD from Gral. Mosconi.

  7. A União Bancária Europeia: seus pilares, objetivos e uma análise de sua efetividade

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    Maxilene Soares Corrêa

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available A União Bancária Europeia nasce como uma resposta às fragilidades da União Econômica e Monetária evidenciadas pela crise financeira que se instaurou em 2007. Está assentada sobre três pilares: o Mecanismo Único de Supervisão, o Mecanismo Único de Resolução e o Sistema Europeu de Garantia de Depósitos. Este escrito trata da União Bancária, partindo de considerações acerca desses três pilares. Em um segundo momento indica os principais objetivos da implementação da União Bancária, sublinhando os problemas aos quais essa visa dar resposta. Por fim, avança algumas críticas dirigidas ao modelo, realizando uma breve análise de seus pontos negativos e positivos, como forma de avaliar sua efetividade enquanto uma das respostas à crise e instrumento de prevenção de novas crises.

  8. Comprehensive analysis of the N-glycan biosynthetic pathway using bioinformatics to generate UniCorn: A theoretical N-glycan structure database.

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    Akune, Yukie; Lin, Chi-Hung; Abrahams, Jodie L; Zhang, Jingyu; Packer, Nicolle H; Aoki-Kinoshita, Kiyoko F; Campbell, Matthew P

    2016-08-05

    Glycan structures attached to proteins are comprised of diverse monosaccharide sequences and linkages that are produced from precursor nucleotide-sugars by a series of glycosyltransferases. Databases of these structures are an essential resource for the interpretation of analytical data and the development of bioinformatics tools. However, with no template to predict what structures are possible the human glycan structure databases are incomplete and rely heavily on the curation of published, experimentally determined, glycan structure data. In this work, a library of 45 human glycosyltransferases was used to generate a theoretical database of N-glycan structures comprised of 15 or less monosaccharide residues. Enzyme specificities were sourced from major online databases including Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) Glycan, Consortium for Functional Glycomics (CFG), Carbohydrate-Active enZymes (CAZy), GlycoGene DataBase (GGDB) and BRENDA. Based on the known activities, more than 1.1 million theoretical structures and 4.7 million synthetic reactions were generated and stored in our database called UniCorn. Furthermore, we analyzed the differences between the predicted glycan structures in UniCorn and those contained in UniCarbKB (www.unicarbkb.org), a database which stores experimentally described glycan structures reported in the literature, and demonstrate that UniCorn can be used to aid in the assignment of ambiguous structures whilst also serving as a discovery database. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. The Texts of the Agency's Agreements with the United Nations; Texte Des Accords Conclus Entre L'Agence Et L'Organisation Des Nations Unies

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    The texts of the following agreements and supplementary agreements between the Agency and the United Nations are reproduced in this document for the information of all Members of the Agency: I. A. Agreement Governing the Relationship Between the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency; B. Protocol Concerning the Entry into Force of the Agreement between the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency; II. Administrative Arrangement Concerning the Use of the United Nations Laissez-Passer by Officials of the International Atomic Energy Agency; and III. Agreement for the Admission of the International Atomic Energy Agency into the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund [French] Le texte des accords et des accords additionnels ci-apres, conclus entre l'Agence et l'Organisation des Nations Unies, est reproduit dans le present document pour l'information de tous les Membres de l'Agence. A.Accord regissant les relations entre l'Organisation des Nations Unies et l'Agence internationale de l'energie atomique; B.Protocole relatif a l'entree en vigueur de l'accord conclu entre l'Organisation des Nations Unies et l'Agence internationale de l'energie atomique; II.Dispositions administratives concernant l'utilisation du laissez-passer de l'Organisation des Nations Unies par les fonctionnaires de l'Agence internationale de l'energie atomique; III.Accord en vue de l'admission de l'Agence internationale de l'energie atomique a la Caisse commune des pensions du personnel des Nations Unies.

  10. Retos de la política de ayuda humanitaria de la Unión Europea: entre la coherencia y la independencia

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    Enriqueta Serrano Caballero

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es contribuir a la comprensión de la ayuda humanitaria de la Unión Europea (UE, con la entrada en vigor del Tratado de Lisboa (TdL, a partir del análisis del Reglamento (CE 1257/96 del Consejo de la Unión Europea, del Consenso Europeo de la ayuda humanitaria de la Unión Europea (en vigor desde 2008 y del artículo 214 del Tratado de Funcionamiento de la Unión Europea (TFUE del TDL. En este trabajo se aborda el reto que tiene la UE para ofrecer una ayuda humanitarian independiente, al responder a las emergencias internacionales, al tiempo que trata de coordinar y dotar de mayor coherencia a su política exterior, a partir del análisis de la manera como la Unión concilia estos objetivos conflictivos. En particular, se estudia cómo interactúan las políticas de cooperación para el desarrollo y la de ayuda humanitaria de la UE, la política de comercio común, y la política exterior y de seguridad. Por último, en las consideraciones finales se argumenta que a pesar de que la ayuda humanitaria se haya incorporado en el Tratado de Lisboa como una política más de su acción exterior, esta debe ser independiente, al estar sustentada en la solidaridad internacional, y no en los principios aplicables al resto de las políticas de acción exterior, lo que dificulta establecer sinergias positivas con las otras políticas de la acción exterior de la UE.

  11. Corrupción y desigualdad en la Unión Europea.

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    Full Text Available The central focus on this study is trust in government, including the perception of corruption that different groups have regarding the relationships between the actions of European Union-member states and their distributive policies. Are states with more resources immune to corruption? Is there a relationship between income inequality and the level of corruption in a country? Are countries with strong welfare states or with social-democratic policies less corrupt? This article reviews these and other questions theoretically and through a quantitative, cross-sectional analysis based on data from a governance study by the World Bank. It shows the importance of taking corruption into account, as well as effective self-regulation by corporations, in the design of public policies.

  12. Coherencia de Políticas para el Desarrollo en la Unión Europea

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    Chicharro, A.

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available The European policy of development cooperation falls within the framework of the principles and objectives of the external action of the Union, without shifting the responsibility of Member States in this area, but the Union and Member States cooperation policies for the development that complement and reinforce each other. Thus, the EU not only faces the challenge of Policy Coherence for Development in the horizontal plane, when their decisions concerning other jurisdictional areas that may affect partner countries, but also in the vertical plane, when it comes to coordinating their work with Member States and international organizations. Being solidarity one of the values on which the European Union is founded, the European regional framework becomes the most suitable level to increase the effectiveness of European aid, assuming responsibility for coordination and management of policy coherence.

  13. Public comment sentiment on educational videos: Understanding the effects of presenter gender, video format, threading, and moderation on YouTube TED talk comments.

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    George Veletsianos

    Full Text Available Scholars, educators, and students are increasingly encouraged to participate in online spaces. While the current literature highlights the potential positive outcomes of such participation, little research exists on the sentiment that these individuals may face online and on the factors that may lead some people to face different types of sentiment than others. To investigate these issues, we examined the strength of positive and negative sentiment expressed in response to TEDx and TED-Ed talks posted on YouTube (n = 655, the effect of several variables on comment and reply sentiment (n = 774,939, and the projected effects that sentiment-based moderation would have had on posted content. We found that most comments and replies were neutral in nature and some topics were more likely than others to elicit positive or negative sentiment. Videos of male presenters showed greater neutrality, while videos of female presenters saw significantly greater positive and negative polarity in replies. Animations neutralized both the negativity and positivity of replies at a very high rate. Gender and video format influenced the sentiment of replies and not just the initial comments that were directed toward the video. Finally, we found that using sentiment as a way to moderate offensive content would have a significant effect on non-offensive content. These findings have far-reaching implications for social media platforms and for those who encourage or prepare students and scholars to participate online.

  14. Public comment sentiment on educational videos: Understanding the effects of presenter gender, video format, threading, and moderation on YouTube TED talk comments

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    Kimmons, Royce; Larsen, Ross; Dousay, Tonia A.; Lowenthal, Patrick R.

    2018-01-01

    Scholars, educators, and students are increasingly encouraged to participate in online spaces. While the current literature highlights the potential positive outcomes of such participation, little research exists on the sentiment that these individuals may face online and on the factors that may lead some people to face different types of sentiment than others. To investigate these issues, we examined the strength of positive and negative sentiment expressed in response to TEDx and TED-Ed talks posted on YouTube (n = 655), the effect of several variables on comment and reply sentiment (n = 774,939), and the projected effects that sentiment-based moderation would have had on posted content. We found that most comments and replies were neutral in nature and some topics were more likely than others to elicit positive or negative sentiment. Videos of male presenters showed greater neutrality, while videos of female presenters saw significantly greater positive and negative polarity in replies. Animations neutralized both the negativity and positivity of replies at a very high rate. Gender and video format influenced the sentiment of replies and not just the initial comments that were directed toward the video. Finally, we found that using sentiment as a way to moderate offensive content would have a significant effect on non-offensive content. These findings have far-reaching implications for social media platforms and for those who encourage or prepare students and scholars to participate online. PMID:29856749

  15. Public comment sentiment on educational videos: Understanding the effects of presenter gender, video format, threading, and moderation on YouTube TED talk comments.

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    Veletsianos, George; Kimmons, Royce; Larsen, Ross; Dousay, Tonia A; Lowenthal, Patrick R

    2018-01-01

    Scholars, educators, and students are increasingly encouraged to participate in online spaces. While the current literature highlights the potential positive outcomes of such participation, little research exists on the sentiment that these individuals may face online and on the factors that may lead some people to face different types of sentiment than others. To investigate these issues, we examined the strength of positive and negative sentiment expressed in response to TEDx and TED-Ed talks posted on YouTube (n = 655), the effect of several variables on comment and reply sentiment (n = 774,939), and the projected effects that sentiment-based moderation would have had on posted content. We found that most comments and replies were neutral in nature and some topics were more likely than others to elicit positive or negative sentiment. Videos of male presenters showed greater neutrality, while videos of female presenters saw significantly greater positive and negative polarity in replies. Animations neutralized both the negativity and positivity of replies at a very high rate. Gender and video format influenced the sentiment of replies and not just the initial comments that were directed toward the video. Finally, we found that using sentiment as a way to moderate offensive content would have a significant effect on non-offensive content. These findings have far-reaching implications for social media platforms and for those who encourage or prepare students and scholars to participate online.

  16. Field-Effect Spectroscopy of Interface States

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    ed.), Physics and Chemistry of Il-V Compound Semiconductor Interfaces, Plenum, New York, 1985, p. 327. HETEROJUNCTION AND DIELECTRICALLY INSULATED GATE...Electron Devices. voi. ED-29. pp. 1059-1064, 1982. chemistry , and physics from San Diego State Uni- 131 T. H. Mies, W. M. Paulson, and M. S...1982). 40. T. Y. Chang, R. F. Leheny, R. E. Nahory, E. Silberg , A. A. Ballman, E. A. Carid’ and C. J. Harrold, IEEE Electron. Dev. Lett. EDL- 3, 56

  17. Les États-Unis et le Vatican : analyse d'un rapprochement (1981-1989)

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    On January 10, 1984, the United States and the Holy See announced the establishment of diplomatic relations. The decision was made in a context of revived tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union after the détente of the 1970s. At first sight there seems to have been a perfect ideological convergence between President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II, as both were famous for their vocal anticommunism. The rapprochement witnessed in the 1980s has led some to posit the existen...

  18. Fatores associados ao desperdício de recursos da saúde repassados pela união aos municípios auditados pela Controladoria Geral da União

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    Full Text Available Este estudo trata dos fatores associados aos desperdícios ativo (corrupção e passivo (ineficiência que ocorrem no processo de gestão pública, aqui focado nos gastos com saúde pública. Buscando chamar a atenção para a ocorrência do desperdício passivo, a pesquisa investigou a seguinte questão: quais fatores de desperdício ativo e passivo estão associados com as irregularidades na gestão dos recursos repassados pela União aos municípios brasileiros para a área de saúde no ano de 2010? As evidências empíricas foram obtidas nos relatórios de auditoria da Controladoria Geral da União (CGU elaborados no ano de 2010 referentes a 102 municípios fiscalizados. Para a identificação do desperdício ativo foram observadas 3 variáveis e para o desperdício passivo 17 variáveis. Os dados relativos às variáveis foram submetidos a uma análise fatorial para agrupá-los em fatores associados estatisticamente com as irregularidades na gestão dos recursos destinados à saúde pública dos municípios auditados. Os resultados da pesquisa não mostraram nível adequado de significância para o desperdício ativo, enquanto que, para o desperdício passivo, evidenciaram três fatores denominados: Fator 1 Inadequabilidade Administrativa (o qual agrupou as variáveis: não pagamento de tributos, não ocorrência de contrapartida e má administração; Fator 2 Fraca Fiscalização (o qual agrupou as variáveis: inexistência ou fraca atuação do conselho e licitação fracionamento; e Fator 3 Baixo nível de Compliance (o qual agrupou as variáveis: licitação irregular e irregularidade não relacionada ao Prefeito. A principal conclusão da pesquisa relaciona-se à identificação da necessidade da implantação de mecanismos de governança no setor público, os quais poderiam reduzir o desperdício ativo e passivo.

  19. Multi-Level Pre-Correlation RFI Flagging for Real-Time Implementation on UniBoard

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    2016-03-01

    Because of the denser active use of the spectrum, and because of radio telescopes higher sensitivity, radio frequency interference (RFI) mitigation has become a sensitive topic for current and future radio telescope designs. Even if quite sophisticated approaches have been proposed in the recent years, the majority of RFI mitigation operational procedures are based on post-correlation corrupted data flagging. Moreover, given the huge amount of data delivered by current and next generation radio telescopes, all these RFI detection procedures have to be at least automatic and, if possible, real-time. In this paper, the implementation of a real-time pre-correlation RFI detection and flagging procedure into generic high-performance computing platforms based on field programmable gate arrays (FPGA) is described, simulated and tested. One of these boards, UniBoard, developed under a Joint Research Activity in the RadioNet FP7 European programme is based on eight FPGAs interconnected by a high speed transceiver mesh. It provides up to 4 TMACs with ®Altera Stratix IV FPGA and 160 Gbps data rate for the input data stream. The proposed concept is to continuously monitor the data quality at different stages in the digital preprocessing pipeline between the antennas and the correlator, at the station level and the core level. In this way, the detectors are applied at stages where different time-frequency resolutions can be achieved and where the interference-to-noise ratio (INR) is maximum right before any dilution of RFI characteristics by subsequent channelizations or signal recombinations. The detection decisions could be linked to a RFI statistics database or could be attached to the data for later stage flagging. Considering the high in-out data rate in the pre-correlation stages, only real-time and go-through detectors (i.e. no iterative processing) can be implemented. In this paper, a real-time and adaptive detection scheme is described. An ongoing case study has been

  20. Potencial ganadero de Colombia para exportar cortes finos de carne de bovino a la Unión Europea

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    Michael López-Cepeda

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Factores globales como el crecimiento sostenidon poblacional, el aumento de la demanda mundial de alimentos –particularmente de carne de res– y las restricciones productivas, por la estacionalidad climática, en algunos países del cono sur, como Argentina, Uruguay y Paraguay, hacen prever el aumento de la oferta cárnica bovina de Colombia; sin embargo, esto no es suficiente para que Colombia sea aceptado por la Unión Europea (UE como proveedor internacional de carnes especializadas y de alto valor agregado. En la actualidad, es necesario adoptar medidas que busquen mejorar la competitividad, incrementar los estándares de consumo del mercado interno, promover sistemas productivos alternativos (silvopastoriles, mejorar y mantener el estatus sanitario, garantizar la calidad y consistencia de la oferta de ganados, aplicar prácticas que garanticen el bienestar animal, implementar adecuadamente la trazabilidad, y garantizar la inocuidad, para que finalmente el país obtenga la distinción internacional de productor de carnes limpias, biológicas, orgánicas y de alto valor agregado, mejorando así la rentabilidad del negocio cárnico nacional en cada uno de sus eslabones. Para lograr lo anterior, se busca entender, apropiar y aplicar alternativas comerciales para exportar carne de res a la UE, como la Cuota Hilton, un cupo de aproximadamente 60.250 toneladas de cortes finos de carne de res, con sus respectivas especificaciones, destinado a aquellos países con condiciones productivas y de transformación cárnica como Colombia. La investigación que aquí se presenta buscó diagnosticar la implementación de un modelo comercial para la exportación de cortes finos de carne bovina a la Unión Europea.

  1. Desempenho de sistemas consorciados de cenoura e alface avaliados através de métodos uni e multivariados Biological performance of carrot and lettuce intercropping systems as assessed through uni- and multivariate methods

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    Francisco Bezerra Neto

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    Full Text Available A análise de dados provenientes de experimentos de consorciação geralmente é mais complexa do que as advindas de experimentos em cultivo solteiro. Nesta situação, vários tipos de análises são recomendados, como análise univariada de variância do rendimento das culturas componentes separadamente; dos rendimentos combinados dos sistemas consorciados; da eficiência produtiva por modelos de análise de envoltória de dados (DEA ou de métodos de análise multivariada dos rendimentos das culturas associadas. Neste trabalho, o objetivo foi avaliar o desempenho biológico de sistemas consorciados de cenoura e alface crespa através de métodos uni e multivariados. Dois experimentos (um consorciado e outro solteiro foram conduzidos em blocos casualizados completos, com quatro repetições. O experimento consorciado foi conduzido em esquema fatorial 2 x 4 + 2, com os tratamentos provenientes da combinação de duas cultivares de cenoura (Alvorada e Brasília com quatro cultivares de alface crespas (Lucy Brown, Tainá, Laurel e Verônica e as duas cvs. de cenoura sem consorciação. Os tratamentos do experimento solteiro consistiram das quatros cvs. de alface testadas. As características avaliadas na alface e cenoura foram massa fresca da parte aérea e rendimento de raízes comerciais, respectivamente. Análises uni e multivariadas de variância foram realizadas nas características avaliadas tanto na alface como na cenoura em função dos fatores tratamentos testados. O método multivariado mostrou-se bastante informativo, em função da maior capacidade discriminante, além da descrição da superioridade relativa dos tratamentos por meio da técnica das variáveis canônicas. Os índices combinados de medida de eficiência dos sistemas consorciados tiveram comportamento similar na discriminação dos melhores sistemas de cultivo consorciados quando avaliados pelo método univariado. Na avaliação de todos os sistemas consorciados

  2. ¿Qué significan los Laboratorios de Paz para la Unión Europea?.

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    Dorly Castañeda.

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The Peace Workshops are programs for development cooperation undertaken by the European Union in Colombian conflict zones. Analyzed from the Foreign Relations perspective, the workshops are a tool of the nascent common European foreign policy. The cooperation initiatives in Colombia, a country in the American sphere of influence, are inscribed in a profile-defining process of the EU as an international actor. The article presents the Peace Workshops in Colombia to then explain what type of donor the EU tends to be, and the building process of its cooperation policy. The conclusion is reached that the Workshops are a European peacebuilding proposal that allows it to differentiate itself from the United States, as well as create for itself a place on the international stage as an actor for peace. However, the European proposal shines a light on the difficulties of establishing an international presence. Indeed, the Member States and the common institutions react in different ways to the changes that occur in the international context, transatlantic relations and the policies of the Colombian government.

  3. Culturas morais e políticas de desenvolvimento na noruega e na união europeia

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    Full Text Available A partir de um diálogo entre os casos da Noruega e da União Europeia, pretendemos analisar a combinação de diferentes fatores e escalas de processos sociais (individuais, institucionais e de unidades políticas nacionais e supranacionais, estruturantes na formação dos sentidos sociais do desenvolvimento, notadamente das relações entre princípios morais e trocas interessadas, constitutivas das "culturas morais" dos universos analisados. Na perspectiva dos indivíduos, observaremos pela lente do caso da UE as motivações, vocações e histórias de vida dos "profissionais do desenvolvimento", bem como as razões da adesão da opinião pública às ações de cooperação internacional. Na escala institucional, abordaremos, nos dois casos, os modelos político-administrativos utilizados pela burocracia do desenvolvimento, e as lógicas dos diferentes grupos organizados para disputar seus recursos, no caso da Noruega. Na dimensão dos Estados, analisaremos a lógica das políticas nacionais e internacionais sob as quais são negociadas as intervenções de cooperação bilateral e/ou multilaterais tanto na Noruega quanto na UE.

  4. Robust assignment of cancer subtypes from expression data using a uni-variate gene expression average as classifier

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    Lauss, Martin; Frigyesi, Attila; Ryden, Tobias; Höglund, Mattias

    2010-01-01

    Genome wide gene expression data is a rich source for the identification of gene signatures suitable for clinical purposes and a number of statistical algorithms have been described for both identification and evaluation of such signatures. Some employed algorithms are fairly complex and hence sensitive to over-fitting whereas others are more simple and straight forward. Here we present a new type of simple algorithm based on ROC analysis and the use of metagenes that we believe will be a good complement to existing algorithms. The basis for the proposed approach is the use of metagenes, instead of collections of individual genes, and a feature selection using AUC values obtained by ROC analysis. Each gene in a data set is assigned an AUC value relative to the tumor class under investigation and the genes are ranked according to these values. Metagenes are then formed by calculating the mean expression level for an increasing number of ranked genes, and the metagene expression value that optimally discriminates tumor classes in the training set is used for classification of new samples. The performance of the metagene is then evaluated using LOOCV and balanced accuracies. We show that the simple uni-variate gene expression average algorithm performs as well as several alternative algorithms such as discriminant analysis and the more complex approaches such as SVM and neural networks. The R package rocc is freely available at http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/rocc/index.html

  5. Fast Detection of Copper Content in Rice by Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy with Uni- and Multivariate Analysis

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    Ye, Lanhan; Song, Kunlin; Shen, Tingting

    2018-01-01

    Fast detection of heavy metals is very important for ensuring the quality and safety of crops. Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), coupled with uni- and multivariate analysis, was applied for quantitative analysis of copper in three kinds of rice (Jiangsu rice, regular rice, and Simiao rice). For univariate analysis, three pre-processing methods were applied to reduce fluctuations, including background normalization, the internal standard method, and the standard normal variate (SNV). Linear regression models showed a strong correlation between spectral intensity and Cu content, with an R2 more than 0.97. The limit of detection (LOD) was around 5 ppm, lower than the tolerance limit of copper in foods. For multivariate analysis, partial least squares regression (PLSR) showed its advantage in extracting effective information for prediction, and its sensitivity reached 1.95 ppm, while support vector machine regression (SVMR) performed better in both calibration and prediction sets, where Rc2 and Rp2 reached 0.9979 and 0.9879, respectively. This study showed that LIBS could be considered as a constructive tool for the quantification of copper contamination in rice. PMID:29495445

  6. Ambiciones, contradicciones y perspectivas de la política comercial de la unión Europea

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    Ainhoa Marín Egoscozábal

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    Full Text Available Como pilar fundamental de la política comercial comunitaria, la Unión Europea (UE está realizando un enorme esfuerzo institucional y negociador para el establecimiento de acuerdos comerciales con terceros países. Estos Acuerdos, forman parte de una estrategia más amplia en la búsqueda de mayor competitividad de Europa, mediante el acceso a nuevos mercados para el comercio y la inversión. Como objetivos fundamentales de los Acuerdos, negociados de forma creciente con agrupaciones regionales (MERCOSUR, Comunidad Andina, CARIFORUM, ASEAN, SADC en África, entre otros se incluyen, además, los de la lucha contra la pobreza, el logro de la cohesión social, o el fomento de la integración regional y la democracia. Algunos de estos objetivos, cimentados en valores que trascienden de la esfera estrictamente económica, son la base del nuevo modelo de relaciones comerciales exteriores de la UE, que se contrapone en la retórica europea, a otras formas de relación por otros actores internacionales, como Estados Unidos o China.

  7. La solidaridad: un puente que unió a México y la Rusia soviética

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    Full Text Available El 25 de mayo de 1923, el general Álvaro Obregón, presidente de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, recibió una carta de D. H. Dubrowsky, representante de la Cruz Roja Rusa en América, con sede en Nueva York.El Comité Central de esa organización humanitaria agradecía al gobierno de Obregón la ayuda brindada por el pueblo y gobierno mexicanos a las víctimas de la hambruna que la región del Volga, durante el periodo 1921-1923. El objetivo del presente artículo es esempolvar este singular episodio por ser, en nuestra opinión, el prolegómeno más sobresaliente en un proceso que culmina con el establecimiento de las relaciones entre México y la Unión Soviética, el 2 de agosto de 1924.

  8. União Europeia: Uma breve história do futuro para um governo dos bens comuns europeu

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    António Covas

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    Full Text Available A integração europeia é um bom exemplo de aplicação de uma teoria dos comuns, embora esta perspetiva não seja muito habitual. Estamos, porém, convencidos de que a via do federalismo cooperativo é uma excelente aproximação a esta teoria dos bens comuns ou colaborativa, como agora se diz. 60 anos depois do tratado de Roma e num ano, 2017, em que tudo pode acontecer, inclusive, uma “tragédia dos comuns”, decidimos que há motivos suficientes para fazer uma breve viagem ao futuro do projeto europeu e desenhar um decálogo dos “comuns europeus”, como guião para o próximo programa governativo da União Europeia. | European Union: A brief History of the Future for a government of European commons. It is not a very usual outlook, but from the political point of view, the European integration is a good application of the commons based theory. Besides, we are also convinced that the cooperative federalism method is an excellent approach to this theory. In 2017, and 60 years after the Treaty of Rome, everything seems again at stake, that is why we decided to make a small journey to the future of the European project and, for that purpose, to redesign the European commons catalogue for the next European government.

  9. Die rol van die Saamwerk-Unie in die beslaggewing van Afrikaanse taaleksamens in Natal, 1917-1928

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    This article deals with the role of Afrikaner Nationalists who had striven to develop the selfassertiveness of their compatriots by means of promoting Afrikaans. Their attempt was aimed at obtaining an equal position to the deeply-rooted British tradition in Natal. The Co-operative Union (“Saamwerk-Unie" consequently had taken up position in the midst of the language problems. The Union made a deliberate attempt at promoting the development of Afrikaans by means of establishing the first language examinations in Afrikaans. This examination system evoked greater interest with every passing year and resulted in a clash between the Co-operative Union and the South African Language Union. The Language Union, with its Dutch language examinations, was the embodiment of the Dutch influence, while the Co-operative Union promoted Afrikaans at grass roots level. A compromise between the two organisations thus had to be made. A joint Examination Commission was therefore established in 1928. Consequently, the new cultural pattern which had been launched by the Co-operative Union was acknowledged in the ranks of the Afrikaner.

  10. Fast Detection of Copper Content in Rice by Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy with Uni- and Multivariate Analysis

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    Fei Liu

    2018-02-01

    Full Text Available Fast detection of heavy metals is very important for ensuring the quality and safety of crops. Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS, coupled with uni- and multivariate analysis, was applied for quantitative analysis of copper in three kinds of rice (Jiangsu rice, regular rice, and Simiao rice. For univariate analysis, three pre-processing methods were applied to reduce fluctuations, including background normalization, the internal standard method, and the standard normal variate (SNV. Linear regression models showed a strong correlation between spectral intensity and Cu content, with an R 2 more than 0.97. The limit of detection (LOD was around 5 ppm, lower than the tolerance limit of copper in foods. For multivariate analysis, partial least squares regression (PLSR showed its advantage in extracting effective information for prediction, and its sensitivity reached 1.95 ppm, while support vector machine regression (SVMR performed better in both calibration and prediction sets, where R c 2 and R p 2 reached 0.9979 and 0.9879, respectively. This study showed that LIBS could be considered as a constructive tool for the quantification of copper contamination in rice.

  11. Rusia en el Mediterráneo ¿Un nuevo competidor para la Unión Europea?

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    Antonio Alonso

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available La llamada "primavera árabe" ilusionó a muchos analistas europeos y estadounidenses, pero con el paso de los años se ha podido observar qué es lo que ha quedado de todo el cambio radical. La Unión Europea no ha sabido aprovechar la ocasión para fortalecer sus acuerdos de asociación con los países del norte de África e incrementar así su influencia. El afán de Rusia por volver a ser un actora tener en cuenta en términos globales ha encontrado en los resultados de esta "primavera" la ventana de oportunidades propicia para ganar más influencia en la región e incrementar su presencia en la zona, de forma especial llegando a acuerdos sobre venta de armas, hidrocarburos y centrales nucleares, además del fortalecimiento de los vínculos comerciales, turísticos o culturales.

  12. El modelo de seguridad alimentaria de la Unión Europea y su dimensión exterior

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    Mercedes Guinea

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available La Unión Europea, tercer grupo humano del planeta, es el primer importador mundial y segundo exportador de productos alimenticios. Es un actor global en materia de seguridad alimentaria, cuyas decisiones afectan sustancialmente al comercio mundial de alimentos y, por tanto, a las políticas alimentarias del resto de los Estados, especialmente, de aquellos que necesitan del comercio para asegurar una oferta suficiente de alimentos para su población. En este trabajo nos proponemos examinar el modelo de seguridad alimentaria de la UE, regulado a través de la PAC, y la dimensión exterior de este modelo, esto es, las relaciones comerciales sobre productos agrícolas que la UE mantiene con sus socios así como la cooperación para el desarrollo. Esto es relevante para los países del Magreb, ya que la UE determina con sus políticas internas tanto la disponibilidad de alimentos como los precios de los mercados internacionales. Tiene que ser un referente para el resto de los países de su entorno y, especialmente, con aquellos con los que tiene relaciones comerciales específicas en materia de comercio de alimentos.

  13. Paz y seguridad humana en África: una visión desde la Unión Africana

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    Jerónimo Delgado

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se analizan las diferentes iniciativas que ha tenido el continente africano en materia de solución de conflictos y consolidación de la paz desde la perspectiva de la seguridad humana. En la primera parte, se identifican los componentes de la seguridad humana y los factores de inseguridad a los que se exponen los individuos en África, para luego examinar los avances del marco legal de la Unión Africana en la prevención de conflictos con énfasis en la seguridad de los individuos.La segunda parte contiene un estudio de las medidas enmarcadas dentro de la seguridad humana con las que cuentan los estados africanos y la comunidad internacional para la adecuada protección de los individuos, mientras se da un acercamiento entre las partes del conflicto para alcanzar el fin de las hostilidades. Finalmente, se afirma que África reconoce que la seguridad de sus ciudadanos es viable si se entienda que ésta es una responsabilidad compartida por todo el continente, en donde el individuo juega un papel central.

  14. Immobilization of Cellulase from Bacillus subtilis UniMAP-KB01 on Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes for Biofuel Production

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    Naresh, Sandrasekaran; Hoong Shuit, Siew; Kunasundari, Balakrishnan; Hoo Peng, Yong; Qi, Hwa Ng; Teoh, Yi Peng

    2018-03-01

    Bacillus subtilis UniMAP-KB01, a cellulase producer was isolated from Malaysian mangrove soil. Through morphological identification it was observed that the B. subtilis appears to be in rod shaped and identified as a gram positive bacterium. Growth profile of isolated B. subtilis was established by measuring optical density (OD) at 600 nm for every 1 hour intervals. Polymath software was employed to plot the growth profile and the non-linear plot established gave the precision value of linear regression, R2 of 0.9602, root mean square deviation (RMSD) of 0.0176 and variance of 0.0025. The hydrolysis capacity testing revealed the cellulolytic index of 2.83 ± 0.46 after stained with Gram’s Iodine. The harvested crude enzyme after 24 hours incubation in carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) broth at 45°C and 100 RPM, was tested for enzyme activity. Through Filter Paper Assay (FPA), the cellulase activity was calculated to be 0.05 U/mL. The hydrolysis capacity testing and FPA shown an acceptable value for thermophilic bacterial enzyme activity. Thus, this isolated strain reasoned to be potential for producing thermostable cellulase which will be immobilized onto multi-walled carbon nanotubes and the cellulolytic activity will be characterized for biofuel production.

  15. Figurative Language in Malay to English Translation: An Analysis of the 2015 UniMAP VC's Keynote Speech

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    Sharmini A.

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Translating figurative language involves more than just replacing the figurative language with its equivalent in the target language. Therefore, it is not surprising for the translation of figurative language to have its own set of challenges. Problems the translator faces in translating the Malay Figurative Language into English include complexities in understanding, interpreting and recreating the Figurative language that are unique in the Source Language (SL culture; which have to be explained and described in Target Language (TL where such practices and customs are non - existent. Secondly, the Source Text (ST figurative language may appear in a variety of types and have a distinct denotative and connotative meaning and reference; most often, it is difficult to find an equivalent which totally matches the original meaning or concept. This particular paper analyses the translation of figurative language extracted from UniMAP's Vice Chancellor Keynote Speech in 2015. Findings reveal that the three categories of figurative language identified were namely idioms, metaphors and similes. Translation strategies used are either not translated, paraphrased or translated with a similar meaning but in different form.

  16. Comercio electrónico. Una revisión desde la Unión internacional de Telecomunicaciones

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    Gladys S. Rodríguez

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde hace ya un tiempo se han creado organismos públicos destinados a superoisar los acuerdos sobre cuestiones técnicas y a garantizar la interconexión y la interoperabilidad de las redes, de las normas y de lasfrecuencias nacionales; un ejemplo es la Unión Internacional de Telecomunicaciones (UIT. Por ello, se describe al mercado electrónico, la relación sociedad de la información y desarrollo, se expone el papel de la UIT -ONU frente al comercio electrónico, se indica la naturaleza y los sectores que comprende, as( como sus perspectivas para desarrollar el comercio electrónico principalmente en los pa(ses subdesarrollados. La metodolog(a es descriptiva - explicativa con base en material bibliográfico y hemerográfico, as( como documentos oficiales. Se concluye que el trabajo de la UIT-ONU, en materia de comercio electrónico en pa(ses subdesarrollados, ha sido asertivo, mas son sólo recomendaciones y declaraciones sin ningún tipo de obligatoriedad

  17. O discurso da dissensão e da união nas cruzadas no oriente

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    João Vicente de Medeiros Publio Dias

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The Crusades are frequently seen as a shock between two cohesive sides, the Christendom and the Islam, but that vision is far from the truth. Both were divided by political and religious issues. Therefore, even if the Crusades had created a situation for a union in both sides, the encounter of those two civilizations in Palestine did not erase the internal dissensions and that appeared in the discourses. Thus, we will analyze in this article the imaginary and the discourses created from those differences in the Eastern Crusades, as between Christians and Muslims as among Christians themselves. / As Cruzadas são frequentemente vistas como um embate entre dois lados coesos, Cristandade e Islã, mas isso está longe da verdade. Ambos estavam divididos por questões políticas e religiosas. Portanto, ainda que as Cruzadas tenham criado um clamor de união nos dois lados, o encontro dessas duas civilizações na Palestina não apagou as dissensões internas e isso se exprimiu nos discursos. Assim, iremos analisar neste artigo o imaginário e os discursos criados a partir dessas diferenças nas Cruzadas Orientais, tanto entre cristãos e muçulmanos quanto entre os próprios cristãos.

  18. ¿A quién beneficia el comercio paralelo de medicamentos en la Unión Europea?

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    Joan Costa-Font

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El comercio paralelo constituye un movimiento legal (arbitraje comercial de productos de un país donde éstos se han puesto en circulación a otro país sin la autorización y la garantía del que posee los derechos de propiedad intelectual del producto. Este fenómeno se deriva de la aplicación del principio de subsidiariedad que lleva asociado la existencia de diferentes sistemas de regulación de precios y el de libre movilidad de bienes. En este artículo examinamos las tendencias de precios y penetración de medicamentos paralelamente importados respecto al precio del producto en el país de destino (beneficios de una mayor competencia en 2002. En segundo lugar, establecemos una descomposición empírica de los efectos del comercio paralelo de medicamentos en los tres mercados principales de la Unión Europea en los diferentes agentes de la cadena del medicamento. Los resultados no siguieren pruebas de un efecto competitivo del comercio paralelo. Por otra parte, se observa que los principales beneficiarios son los propios importadores paralelos en la medida que el comercio paralelo genera ahorros muy limitados en la factura de los sistemas de salud, que difícilmente superan los perjuicios en la innovación farmacéutica.

  19. La política de desarrollo rural de la Unión Europea para 2007-2013

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    Manuel Sáenz Lorite

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Las actuaciones de desarrollo rural llevadas a cabo en la Unión Europea han adolecido históricamente de una coherencia interna propia y se han ido incorporando al acervo comunitario como respuesta puntual a las necesidades de cada momento. La Política de Desarrollo Rural, que nace como segundo pilar de la PAC tras la aprobación de la Agenda 2000, supuso su formalización como tal pero su diseño, construido por la adicción de medidas dispersas, dista mucho de ser una política internamente construida. La nueva formulación aprobada para 2007-13 la consagra como un apéndice de la PAC, con escasos fondos, con serias incógnitas para su puesta en marcha y desarrollo aunque con una estructura y diseño más lógico y una gestión más simplificada.

  20. From the archaeological record to archaeobim: the case study of the Etruscan temple of Uni in Marzabotto

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    Simone Garagnani

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available The digital reconstruction of the recently discovered Tuscanic temple of Uni in Marzabotto gave the chance to test the application of the Building Information Modeling (BIM process to the combined fields of Archaeology and Engineering. In addition to the traditional historic and archaeological analysis, a new methodology in Experimental Archaeology is proposed; it proved to be original and innovative in the examination of the buried building, taking advantage of technologies focused on the architectural reliability validated by inferred digital models. The peculiar aspect of the research involves the elements at the beginning of the process, which consist of foundations or negative archaeological evidences only, supported by the clues and the rules that can be found in the historic and scientific literature. To better define this distinctive working process, the expression ArchaeoBIM was proposed, which highlights the common BIM matrix used for the data management through one or more analytical models, applied to the peculiar aspects of the Archaeological discipline.

  1. El largo camino hacia la gestión integral de la Crisis en la Unión Europea

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    Guillem Colom

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Las operaciones de gestión de crisis realizadas desde el fin de la Guerra Fría han puesto de manifiesto la necesidad de armonizar la cooperación multinacional para incrementar la coherencia de la operación. Éste es el principio fundamental del Enfoque Integral, definido como la concertación de las estrategias y las acciones de los actores participantes en la gestión de crisis a todos los niveles y planos de la misma. Desde 2008, la Unión Europea está definiendo su propio modelo para mejorar su unidad de acción en materia de gestión de crisis, ampliar su cooperación práctica con el resto de los actores implicados en la resolución de la misma y apoyar el desarrollo de capacidades civiles y militares. El trabajo analiza sus antecedentes y estado actual.

  2. Producción de arrabio en los países de la Unión Europea

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    García, L.

    1997-12-01

    Full Text Available The incessant increase of the competitivity of the metallurgical industry implies the necessity of the optimization of the resources and raw materials used. This affects in the same way the ironmaking in blast furnace and its principal fuel, metallurgical coke. It is from here the importance of the development of the techniques which facilitate improvements in the operation parameters in the blast furnace. This article is dedicated to the latest developments applicated on blast furnace process in the countries of European Community.

    El aumento continuo de la competitividad en la industria siderúrgica hace necesaria la optimización de los recursos y materias primas empleados. Este hecho afecta de igual forma a la fabricación de arrabio en horno alto y a su principal combustible, el coque metalúrgico. De ahí la gran importancia que adquiere el desarrollo de técnicas que faciliten mejoras en los índices de operación del horno alto. En este trabajo se analizan los últimos desarrollos aplicados al proceso del horno alto en los países de la Unión Europea.

  3. UniEdge: A first year transition program and its continued evolution through a reflective approach. A Practice Report

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    Ann Lefroy

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Phillipa Sturgess 14.00 800x600 The shift in Australian higher education policy to widen participation and ensure equity across all student cohorts has led to the need for specific, structured transition programs. The First Year Advisor Network at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia has designed and implemented a transition program for commencing students called UniEdge. The aims of the program are: (1 to help foster a sense of community for first year students; (2 to  make new students aware of the support services available; and (3 to improve the confidence and preparedness of new students. The program has received high praise from students, but rates of attendance have been problematic. By reflecting on student and staff feedback, the program has been adapted over multiple semesters, resulting in increased student attendance and therefore a greater impact on the first year experience at Murdoch University. Normal 0 false false false EN-AU X-NONE X-NONE

  4. President Vladimir Putin’s Third Four-Year Term: Contradictory Outcomes – an Expec ted Result

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    Vladimir Aleksandrovich Ilyin

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available In mid-March, Vladimir Putin’s third four-year presidency came to an end. If the term of office of the head of state were not prolonged in 2008, then the seventh presidential election would take place today, and therefore, a critical question arises: “What has been done and what needs to be done?... What does the President have in store for the people?”

  5. CHAR ACTERIZA T ION OF THR EE BENZO A TE DEG RADING ANOX YGENIC PH OTOSYNTHETIC BA CTERI A ISO LA TED F RO M THE ENVIRONMENT

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    DWI SURYANTO

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Three anoxygenic photosyn thetic bacter ia, DS-1, DS-4 and Cas-13, have been exam in ated for their morphological and physiolog ical propert ies. All s trains were rod-sh ape ce lls with a swollen terminal end, Gram nega tive , motile, non-hal ophilic, non-alkal ophilic a n d non- acid ophilic , a nd capable of utilizing benzoate aerobically and photo-anaerobically. Sequ ence analysis of part of 16S rRNA genes showed that DS-1 and Cas- 13 we re cl osel y relate d to Rhodopseudomonas palustris Stra in 7 w ith a simila ri ty of 97%, where a s DS-4 ma y not be c losel y rela te d t o the former t wo str ai ns wit h a si milarit y of 78% based on t he constr ucte d phyloge nic tree . Sp ec tral anal ys is ind ica te d that the thr ee ba cter ia ha d ba cter io ch lorophyl a and norm al sp ir il loxa nthi n ser ies. Growth in med ium enriched with vitamin and supplemen ted with ben zoa te as their s ole C-s ources wa s bette r t han in me di um witho ut vita min. Benz oate deg ra dati on in me di u m with vita min was ac ce lerated. The ab ility to grow on benzoate withou t added vitam ins ind icated that the bacteria were able to s ynthesize th eir own vitamins.

  6. Nuclear energy in the former Soviet Union. From secrecy to export product; Kernenergie in de voormalige Sovjet-Unie. Van geheimhouding tot exportproduct

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    2006-07-01

    In this special issue of the magazine attention is paid to several aspects of nuclear energy. In this article the role of nuclear energy in the former Soviet Union is discussed with special attention to the Chernobyl accident on April 26, 1986. [Dutch] In vergelijking met landen als de Verenigde Staten en Engeland verliep de ontwikkeling van nucleaire energie in de Sovjet-Unie in een traag tempo. Het totalitaire karakter van de Sovjet-maatschappij werkte bovendien een lichtzinnige toepassing in de hand. Na de ramp in Tsjenobyl stagneerde de ontwikkeling, niet zozeer door de ramp als wel door de economische terugval na het uiteenvallen van de Unie. Deze terugval was echter van tijdelijke aard.

  7. Fronteras discursivas: las políticas migratorias de inclusión y exclusión en la Unión Europea

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    2008-01-01

    Good patriots La voluntad de la Unión Europea de crear un enfoque global y comprehensivo sobre la inmigración se basa en una concepción positiva de la misma y en una serie de directivas y mecanismos para abordarla. No obstante, la creación de una inmigración positiva se logra mediante el establec......Good patriots La voluntad de la Unión Europea de crear un enfoque global y comprehensivo sobre la inmigración se basa en una concepción positiva de la misma y en una serie de directivas y mecanismos para abordarla. No obstante, la creación de una inmigración positiva se logra mediante el...

  8. Inelastic neutron scattering studies of TbNiAlH1.4 and UNiAlH2.0 hydrides

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    Bordallo, H N; Kolesnikov, A I; Kolomiets, A V; Kalceff, W; Nakotte, H; Eckert, J

    2003-01-01

    The optical vibrations of hydrogen in TbNiAlH 1.4 and UNiAlH 2.0 were investigated by means of inelastic neutron scattering. The experimental data were analysed, including multiphonon neutron scattering contributions, calculated in an isotropic harmonic approximation. At least two fundamental H optical peaks were observed in TbNiAlH 1.4 , and were assigned to the vibrational modes of hydrogen atoms occupying different interstitial sites in the metal sublattice. The high-energy part of the UNiAlH 2.0 spectra is characterized by strong anharmonicity, and a broad fundamental band. The latter can be accounted for by a large dispersion of phonon modes due to the strong H-H interactions, and/or different metal-hydrogen force constants, which may originate from different metal atoms surrounding the H atoms in the unit cell

  9. Aspectos jurídicos y perspectivas políticas de una posible retirada de la Unión Europea por parte del Reino Unido

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    Werner Miguel Kühn Baca

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available El artículo ofrece un análisis de la situación actual de las relaciones entre el Reino Unido y la Unión Europea. El enfoque se encuentra en los aspectos jurídicos y las perspectivas políticas de una posible retirada por parte de este Estado miembro del proceso de integración europeo. Se evalúan los posibles escenarios y consecuencias, tomando en cuenta tanto el marco jurídico cómo el entorno político actual. En base a dicho análisis, se proponen soluciones que podrían satisfacer los intereses del Reino Unido y la Unión Europea.

  10. Inelastic neutron scattering studies of TbNiAlH sub 1 sub . sub 4 and UNiAlH sub 2 sub . sub 0 hydrides

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    Bordallo, H N; Kolomiets, A V; Kalceff, W; Nakotte, H; Eckert, J

    2003-01-01

    The optical vibrations of hydrogen in TbNiAlH sub 1 sub . sub 4 and UNiAlH sub 2 sub . sub 0 were investigated by means of inelastic neutron scattering. The experimental data were analysed, including multiphonon neutron scattering contributions, calculated in an isotropic harmonic approximation. At least two fundamental H optical peaks were observed in TbNiAlH sub 1 sub . sub 4 , and were assigned to the vibrational modes of hydrogen atoms occupying different interstitial sites in the metal sublattice. The high-energy part of the UNiAlH sub 2 sub . sub 0 spectra is characterized by strong anharmonicity, and a broad fundamental band. The latter can be accounted for by a large dispersion of phonon modes due to the strong H-H interactions, and/or different metal-hydrogen force constants, which may originate from different metal atoms surrounding the H atoms in the unit cell.

  11. La mise en œuvre de la Convention des Nations Unies sur la lutte contre la désertification au Burkina Faso

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    Parmi les instruments internationaux issus de la Conférence des Nations Unies sur l’environnement et le développement ou Sommet de la Terre, qui s’est tenue en 1992 à Rio de Janeiro (Brésil), la Convention des Nations Unies sur la lutte contre la désertification a été adoptée à Paris le 17 juin 1994. 193 États l’ont ratifiée. En effet, reconnaissant la désertification comme un problème environnemental, social et économique grave et persistant, malgré les efforts de la communauté international...

  12. El elemento foráneo y la imagen del extranjero comunista durante el primer peronismo. El caso de la Unión Eslava Argentina

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumen El estudio de la Unión Eslava Argentina, y específicamente el III Congreso Eslavo que se intentó realizar en el país en el año 1949, como símbolo de la lucha antifascista internacional y de la metamorfosis ideológica que transitaron muchos de sus miembros en esta experiencia de exilo; nos permitieron ver la participación activa que tuvo el Estado en esta política represiva sobre los inmigrantes comunistas, a través de la aplicación de la Ley de Residencia (Nº 4144, con el fin de desarticular la lucha de clases y expulsar la disidencia. La imagen del “extranjero comunista indeseable” fue un elemento central para justificar la utilización de la Ley de Residencia y hacer efectiva la detención y expulsión de los extranjeros que desarrollaban “actividades subversivas” y atentaban contra la seguridad nacional; donde la policía, el PEN, los sectores conservadores, el ejército y la Iglesia fueron la columna vertebral de este accionar. Abstract The Slavic Union Argentina, and specifically the third Slav Congress, which was attempted in the country in 1949 as a symbol of international anti-fascist struggle, and the ideological metamorphosis that some members of this organization had transited in their experience of exile, allowed us to look at the active participation that the State had in this repressive policy on communists immigrants, through the application of the Residence Act (No. 4144, in order to disarticulate the class struggle and eject dissent. The image that were formed in this period about the "undesirable foreigner communist" was central to justify the use of the Residence Act and enforce the arrest and expulsion of foreigners which developed "subversive activities" and threatened the national security, where the police, the government, conservative groups, the army and the Church were the backbone of this action.

  13. L’enfant pauvre et la naissance de la photographie sociale aux États-Unis au XIXe siècle

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    Full Text Available À la fin du XIXe siècle, le journaliste et photographe Jacob Riis révèle les conditions de vie déplorables des familles d’immigrants à New York. C’est le début de la photographie sociale aux États-Unis où la représentation de l’enfant pauvre tiendra une place majeure. Ses photographies, projetées au cours de conférences faites par l’auteur et reproduites dans des publications, contribueront à un changement de mentalité. Si le regard de ce photographe reste celui d’un membre de la classe moyenne sur les enfants du Lower East Side, ses images apportent une nouvelle vision de la pauvreté, en phase avec un enfant désormais perçu comme innocent par la société. Par ailleurs, cet usage particulier du rôle probant de la photographie en soutien du texte inaugure un nouveau mode de communication dont les réformateurs useront afin d’émouvoir et de faire réagir le public des classes moyennes et aisées.At the end of the 19th century, Jacob Riis, journalist and photographer, brought to light the appalling conditions of the slums in New York; it was the beginning of the social documentary photography in the United States. The representation of destitute children was to become central in this genre. His photographs, used during stereopticon slides projections and published in books and articles, contributed to a change of mentality. However influenced by a middle-class vision of the Lower East Side’s children, Jacob Riis’s photographs contributed to bring a new perception of poverty in line with a child who was from that time perceived as innocent by a large part of society. This particular use of photography as a convincing and reliable medium added to the text initiated a new means of communication used by the reformers to move and provoke reactions from a middle and upper-class public.

  14. La Unión Europea y el mundo “en desarrollo”: ¿dónde encaja Centroamérica?

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    2011-01-01

    textabstractLa tormenta del referéndum del Tratado de Libre Comercio entre Estados Unidos y CAFTA-DR hasta hace poco se empieza a calmar, pero desde ya el siguiente gigante en el mundo del comercio global ya está tocando a la puerta de América Central. La Unión Europea y Centroamérica, como región,

  15. PfGBP: una proteína de unión al telómero de Plasmodium falciparum

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    Eliana Calvo

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Los telómeros son estructuras complejas de ADN y proteína localizadas en el extremo de los cromosomas eucariotes. Su principal función es proteger el extremo cromosomal de ser reconocido y procesado como ADNs fracturado, evitando así eventos de recombinación y fusión que conducen a inestabilidad cromosomal. El ADN telomérico consta de secuencias cortas, repetidas una tras otra, ricas en guanina; la cadena rica en guanina se extiende formando una región de cadena sencilla denominada extremo 3´ protuberante. Las proteínas por su parte, se pueden clasificar en: dsBPs, o proteínas de unión a la cadena doble, GBPs aquellas que reconocen específicamente el extremo protuberante y, proteínas que las interconectan mediante interacciones proteína-proteína. El gen PF3D7_1006800 de Plasmodium falciparum codifica para una proteína putativa similar a una GBP de Criptosporidium parvum, con el fin de establecer si esta proteína de P. falciparum presenta la capacidad de unión al ADN telomérico del parásito, se produjo una proteína recombinante a partir de la región codificante del gen, se purificó y se utilizó en ensayos de unión a ADN, y en la generación de anticuerpos policlonales específicos contra PfGBP. Nuestros resultados indican que la proteína de P. falciparum es una proteína nuclear con capacidad de unión al ADN telomérico in vitro, por lo que podría ser parte del complejo proteico encargado de proteger y/o mantener el telómero in vivo.

  16. Participación de organizaciones comunitarias en la gestión de salud: una evaluación de la experiencia del Programa UNI

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    Hugo Mercer

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available Con el propósito de mejorar la formación de los profesionales de salud en América Latina, la Fundación W. K. Kellogg convocó a universidades de varios países a presentar proyectos que integraran las respectivas facultades del área de la salud, los servicios públicos de salud de la zona de influencia y las organizaciones comunitarias que allí actuaran. Así, a lo largo de la década del 90 se desarrolló el Programa UNI (Una Nueva Iniciativa en la Educación de los Profesionales de la Salud: Unión con la Comunidad Este artículo concentra su mirada en el componente comunitario de esos proyectos y se basa en los resultados obtenidos en el Estudio Especial de Comunidad¹ realizado en el marco del Programa de Apoyo a los proyectos UNI. Un aspecto central y decisivo del Programa UNI ha sido el esfuerzo de cooperación entre tres actores: Universidades, Servicios de Salud y Comunidad que se asociaron, para apoyar procesos de cambios paralelos en las instituciones que cada actor social representaba y en las ciudades en las que cada proyecto se ejecutó. La evaluación que se realizó puso el eje de la observación en la "orilla de la población" y sus organizaciones, tratando de identificar las condiciones que facilitan la construcción de la ciudadanía, la imagen de superación intergeneracional que pueden alcanzar los integrantes de la comunidad, y en los cambios en las condiciones de vida, que fueron las tres dimensiones consideradas por la propia comunidad, como las relevantes para ser evaluadas.

  17. Participación de organizaciones comunitarias en la gestión de salud: una evaluación de la experiencia del Programa UNI

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    Hugo Mercer

    Full Text Available Con el propósito de mejorar la formación de los profesionales de salud en América Latina, la Fundación W. K. Kellogg convocó a universidades de varios países a presentar proyectos que integraran las respectivas facultades del área de la salud, los servicios públicos de salud de la zona de influencia y las organizaciones comunitarias que allí actuaran. Así, a lo largo de la década del 90 se desarrolló el Programa UNI (Una Nueva Iniciativa en la Educación de los Profesionales de la Salud: Unión con la Comunidad Este artículo concentra su mirada en el componente comunitario de esos proyectos y se basa en los resultados obtenidos en el Estudio Especial de Comunidad¹ realizado en el marco del Programa de Apoyo a los proyectos UNI. Un aspecto central y decisivo del Programa UNI ha sido el esfuerzo de cooperación entre tres actores: Universidades, Servicios de Salud y Comunidad que se asociaron, para apoyar procesos de cambios paralelos en las instituciones que cada actor social representaba y en las ciudades en las que cada proyecto se ejecutó. La evaluación que se realizó puso el eje de la observación en la "orilla de la población" y sus organizaciones, tratando de identificar las condiciones que facilitan la construcción de la ciudadanía, la imagen de superación intergeneracional que pueden alcanzar los integrantes de la comunidad, y en los cambios en las condiciones de vida, que fueron las tres dimensiones consideradas por la propia comunidad, como las relevantes para ser evaluadas.

  18. Peningkatan Mutu Pembelajaran Teknologi Pengecatan melalui Metode Jigsaw Bagi Mahasiswa Otomotif FT UNY

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    Tawardjono Usman

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    Full Text Available The objective of the study was to investigate (1 the implementation of the jigsaw technique, (2 the students’ participation in the jigsaw technique, and (3 the learning achievement of the students in the course of painting technology through the jigsaw technique. This study used a classroom action research design developed by Kemmis and Mc Taggart in 2 cycles. The study was conducted in the Department of Automotive Engineering Education, Faculty of Engineering, Yogyakarta State University involving 28 students. The data collection method used documentation, observation and tests. The instruments used in this study include: an observation sheet and a written test. The data analysis techniques used comparative descriptive and qualitative. The results of this study were: (1 the implementation of the jigsaw technique was conducted in 2 cycles in the subject of painting defects, with the formation of the groups as heterogeneous, delivering the common materials, a pretest, and group discussions between the source and the expert groups (in 2 cycles, and a post test , (2 learning with jigsaw technique can improve the quality of the students’ learning, and (3 the jigsaw technique increases 74% of the value of the pretest and the post test.

  19. Experimental Studies on Strength Behaviour of Notched Glass/Epoxy Laminated Composites under Uni-axial and Bi-axial Loading

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    Guptha, V. L. Jagannatha; Sharma, Ramesh S.

    2017-11-01

    The use of FRP composite materials in aerospace, aviation, marine, automotive and civil engineering industry has increased rapidly in recent years due to their high specific strength and stiffness properties. The structural members contrived from such composite materials are generally subjected to complex loading conditions and leads to multi-axial stress conditions at critical surface localities. Presence of notches, much required for joining process of composites, makes it further significant. The current practice of using uni-axial test data alone to validate proposed material models is inadequate leading to evaluation and consideration of bi-axial test data. In order to correlate the bi-axial strengths with the uni-axial strengths of GFRP composite laminates in the presence of a circular notch, bi-axial tests using four servo-hydraulic actuators with four load cells were carried out. To determine the in-plane strength parameters, bi-axial cruciform test specimen model was considered. Three different fibre orientations, namely, 0°, 45°, and 90° are considered with a central circular notch of 10 mm diameter in the present investigation. From the results obtained, it is observed that there is a reduction in strength of 5.36, 2.41 and 13.92% in 0°, 45°, and 90° fibre orientation, respectively, under bi-axial loading condition as compared to that of uni-axial loading in laminated composite.

  20. Iniciación sexual y unión conyugal entre jóvenes de tres municipios de la región fronteriza de Chiapas

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    Angélica A. Evangelista García

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En México, en la actualidad, la investigación demográfica documenta la paulatina postergación de la primera unión y el rejuvenecimiento en la edad a la que inician las relaciones sexuales; es decir, se está observando una iniciación sexual más desvinculada de la unión conyugal. Sin embargo, a diferencia de lo que sucede en el contexto nacional, entre las mujeres y hombres jóvenes en Chiapas observamos el predominio de una sexualidad estrechamente vinculada a la unión conyugal. En este contexto, acudir con trabajadoras del sexo comercial (TSC parece constituirse en la única opción de los varones jóvenes para tener relaciones sexuales antes y fuera del matrimonio. En una investigación cualitativa realizada con jóvenes de entre 15 y 19 años de edad, residentes de tres municipios de la región fronteriza, analizamos las condiciones que permiten la no ocurrencia de un patrón que distinga claramente la iniciación sexual de la vida en pareja, como está documentado en el ámbito nacional.

  1. La modesta protección de los consumidores en la Carta de los Derechos Fundamentales de la Unión Europea y su potencial

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    Santiago Larrazabal Basañez

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente texto estudia las posibilidades que ofrece el artículo 8 de la Carta de los Derechos Fundamentales de la Unión Europea en materia de protección de los consumidores, analizándolas desde la promulgación de la Carta en el año 2000 hasta la entrada en vigor del Tratado de Lisboa, que ha reconocido a la Carta el mismo valor jurídico que los Tratados, y también respecto al nuevo período que se abre tras el Tratado de Lisboa, y trata de demostrar cómo, a pesar de lo modesto de la regulación de la protección de los consumidores en la Carta, al ser definida como un principio y no como un derecho, este artículo tiene mucho potencial de desarrollo, tanto en los actos legislativos y ejecutivos de la Unión, como en caso de los Estados cuando apliquen el derecho de ésta y, especialmente, en la jurisprudencia del Tribunal de Justicia de la Unión Europea.Recibido: 19.05.11Aceptado: 28.06.11

  2. En busca de la gestión participativa: el caso del proyecto del Ecobarrio de la Unión, Lille, Francia

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    María de Lourdes Flores Lucero

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El proyecto piloto del ecobarrio de la Unión, en la Comunidad Urbana de la Metrópoli de Lille, Francia, intenta inscribirse en un ambicioso proceso de gestión participativa que ha llamado nuestro interés y sobre el que hemos realizado nuestro análisis. Diversos dispositivos y espacios de diálogo se han creado para permitir la interacción de los diferentes actores, y a pesar de que la influencia en la toma de decisiones se manifiesta lentamente, este proyecto se perfila como un ejemplo exitoso en dicha materia. El presente documento tiene como objetivo principal mostrar algunos resultados de nuestra investigación sobre el proceso participativo para elaborar y ejecutar el ecobarrio de la Unión, con el afán de abrir nuestra visión hacia otros contextos y experiencias donde también buscan desarrollar formas más democráticas en los proyectos urbanos. Utilizamos una metodología cualitativa y empírica basada principalmente en entrevistas a actores clave del proyecto, en observaciones de diversas dinámicas y en algunas participaciones en reuniones ciudadanas en torno al ecobarrio de la Unión, y a la revisión documental local e internacional en dicha materia.

  3. Um gramsciano a serviço da união dos povos

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    Marco Aurélio Nogueira

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Quarta-feira, 20 de janeiro, soube da morte de Giorgio Baratta. Poucos brasileiros sabem quem foi ele. Era conhecido e admirado por marxistas gramscianos, com quem mantinha relações estreitas, aqui no Brasil e em diversas partes do mundo. A todos encantava com sua ironia fina, seu conhecimento enciclopédico, sua admiração incondicional por Gramsci – uma admiração que não o cegava nem o fechava em tolos dogmatismos.

  4. Statistical Analysis of Poverty in Oyo-State: A Q 2 -Approach ...

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    The limited scope of uni-dimensional money-metric approach of analyzing poverty based on either expenditure or income has made approaches that allow poverty to be studied at several dimensions a necessity. It is in the light of this, that this study was aimed at analyzing poverty in Oyo State using a Q2-approach.

  5. Uni- and multi-variable modelling of flood losses: experiences gained from the Secchia river inundation event.

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    Carisi, Francesca; Domeneghetti, Alessio; Kreibich, Heidi; Schröter, Kai; Castellarin, Attilio

    2017-04-01

    Flood risk is function of flood hazard and vulnerability, therefore its accurate assessment depends on a reliable quantification of both factors. The scientific literature proposes a number of objective and reliable methods for assessing flood hazard, yet it highlights a limited understanding of the fundamental damage processes. Loss modelling is associated with large uncertainty which is, among other factors, due to a lack of standard procedures; for instance, flood losses are often estimated based on damage models derived in completely different contexts (i.e. different countries or geographical regions) without checking its applicability, or by considering only one explanatory variable (i.e. typically water depth). We consider the Secchia river flood event of January 2014, when a sudden levee-breach caused the inundation of nearly 200 km2 in Northern Italy. In the aftermath of this event, local authorities collected flood loss data, together with additional information on affected private households and industrial activities (e.g. buildings surface and economic value, number of company's employees and others). Based on these data we implemented and compared a quadratic-regression damage function, with water depth as the only explanatory variable, and a multi-variable model that combines multiple regression trees and considers several explanatory variables (i.e. bagging decision trees). Our results show the importance of data collection revealing that (1) a simple quadratic regression damage function based on empirical data from the study area can be significantly more accurate than literature damage-models derived for a different context and (2) multi-variable modelling may outperform the uni-variable approach, yet it is more difficult to develop and apply due to a much higher demand of detailed data.

  6. The effect of ionizing radiation with different ionizing density on the uni-cellular Alga Micrasterias denticulate Breb

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    1982-01-01

    The uni-cellular green alga Micrasterias denticulata Breb is very suitable for cytological, ultrastructural investigations as well as for growth studies of cell populations because of its size and its specific cellular pattern. Therefore these cells were investigated for their cell-cycle-dependent reaction to different types of radiation, dose-rates and cumulated doses and compared with results from the literature on radiobiological effects on single cells. Different types of ionizing radiation were used such as gamma rays ( 60 Co, 241 Am), alpha rays ( 241 Am) neutrons ( 252 Cf and 14 MeV-neutrons from a particle-accelerator) and protons (20-MeV-protons from a particle-accelerator). Irradiation with low doses (gamma-, neutron irradiation) did not show any statistically significant results. No effects could be observed after alpha irradiation because of the alpha particles could not penetrate the mucus cover. Irradiation with gamma rays and protons showed statistically significant reversible and irreversible effects. The reversible effect appeared in a dose-dependent division-delay of the populations. The results from literature, cell-cycle observations and ultra-structural investigations point to a block in the G 2 -phase and prolongation of the S-phase. Irreversible irradiation damage is caused by neutron- and proton irradiation. In the first case the length of division delay shows no dose-dependence. In the second case the following cell-cycles are retarded. The dose-effect-curves of proton-irradiations with different dose-rates show a plateau at high doses, which seems to be effected by the turn-on of an additional repair-mechanism. (Author)

  7. Un objeto de investigación que se convierte en objeto de unión

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    Cristina Cocco

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Según cierta creencia difundida en el sur de Cerdeña, que todavía comparten los/as mayores del lugar, ciertas personas fueron condenadas en vida por ser responsables de crímenes contra la moral popular. Según los relatos, estos individuos fueron en la mayoría de los casos ricos terratenientes propietarios, cuyas historias de vida se ubican a mediados del siglo pasado. A las almas de estas personas condenadas en vida se les atribuía la capacidad de salir fuera del cuerpo, permitiendo a estos individuos el poder de bilocación 2 . Esta creencia y la memoria compartida de los acontecimientos relacionados con las historias de estas almas, ha vinculado a muchas personas que aún creen en la realidad de este fenómeno. Dejando de lado las diversas interpretaciones históricas y psicológicas que se podrían exponer al respecto, el intento de este trabajo es evidenciar de qué manera estas almas han sido objeto de unión, a lo largo de las décadas, entre las personas que tuvieron experiencia de este fenómeno, directa o indirectamente. El propósito es entender cómo estas almas pueden ser consideradas como un objeto de conexión o división interpersonal. Y, sobre todo, cómo el significado y carácter de estas almas-objeto se han ido reelaborando, adquiriendo atributos distintos e incluso opuestos, al transmitirse los relatos a lo largo del tiempo a otras personas.

  8. Inclusión y exclusión en los sistemas educativos de la Unión Europea

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    Giovanna Campani

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available El artículo presenta la aproximación y algunos resultados importantes del “INCLUD-ED: Estrategias para la inclusión y cohesión social en Europa desde la educación (2006-2011”. Proyecto, financiado por el Sexto Programa Marco de la Comisión Europea y coordinado por un centro de investigación español (CREA de la Universidad de Barcelona (los principales investigadores son Ramón Flecha y Marta Soler, y desarrolla, al mismo tiempo, algunas consideraciones generales acerca de las tendencias actuales en los procesos de educación en la Unión Europea. Sin ignorar el hecho que la escuela puede reproducir desigualdades sociales, la aproximación del proyecto Included claramente se enfoco en el rol de la educación en prevenir la exclusión. Con esta perspectiva, la tarea de los investigadores es la de identificar los componentes y las estrategias que pudieran favorecer el éxito en la escuela para todos los niños: esto puede ser hecho a través del análisis de prácticas exitosas y de los obstáculos que ponen en juicio su implementación. Además, se debe prestar atención a aquellos grupos sociales que se encuentran en el mas alto riesgo de sufrir por discriminación y exclusión educativa, como mujeres y niñas, inmigrantes, minorías religiosas y culturales, personas con discapacidad. Empezando desde estas premisas, el proyecto INCLUDE-ED ha desarrollado múltiples niveles de investigación: análisis literario, análisis de políticas, encuestas cuantitativas y trabajo de campo.

  9. Ambassadeur du Royaume-Uni de Portugal et Brésil à Washington, 1816-20

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    Francisco Iglésias

    1977-09-01

    Full Text Available BOURDON, Léon. José Corrêa da Serra. Ambassadeur du Royaume-Uni de Portugal et Brésil à Washington, 1816-20. Paris: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. Centro Cultural Português. 1975. (primeiro parágrafo do texto Afirmar que a série "A evolução da humanidade" tem dado, desde sua fundação, por Henri Berr, contribuição das mais expressivas para o estudo da História, é, um truísmo. As dezenas de títulos já publicados constituem-se em prova substantiva, eliminando a necessidade de qualquer adjetivação. A chamada História Judaica tem sido privilegiada na coleção. As obras de Lods e de Guignebert, notadamente Israel, das origens até meados do século VIII, do primeiro, já ultrapassaram os estreitos limites do mundo acadêmico, para adquirirem o status de leitura indispensável para qualquer interessado no tema. Rigorosamente, a obra de Feuerwerker, não pode ser colocada lado a lado com as acima referidas. Dificilmente poderíamos classificá-la como obra de síntese — pelo menos de grande síntese. Pelo contrário, é um trabalho de minuciosa elaboração, fruto de longa pesquisa documental e centrada num tema específico.

  10. Funding knowledgebases: Towards a sustainable funding model for the UniProt use case [version 2; referees: 3 approved

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    Chiara Gabella

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available Millions of life scientists across the world rely on bioinformatics data resources for their research projects. Data resources can be very expensive, especially those with a high added value as the expert-curated knowledgebases. Despite the increasing need for such highly accurate and reliable sources of scientific information, most of them do not have secured funding over the near future and often depend on short-term grants that are much shorter than their planning horizon. Additionally, they are often evaluated as research projects rather than as research infrastructure components. In this work, twelve funding models for data resources are described and applied on the case study of the Universal Protein Resource (UniProt, a key resource for protein sequences and functional information knowledge. We show that most of the models present inconsistencies with open access or equity policies, and that while some models do not allow to cover the total costs, they could potentially be used as a complementary income source. We propose the Infrastructure Model as a sustainable and equitable model for all core data resources in the life sciences. With this model, funding agencies would set aside a fixed percentage of their research grant volumes, which would subsequently be redistributed to core data resources according to well-defined selection criteria. This model, compatible with the principles of open science, is in agreement with several international initiatives such as the Human Frontiers Science Program Organisation (HFSPO and the OECD Global Science Forum (GSF project. Here, we have estimated that less than 1% of the total amount dedicated to research grants in the life sciences would be sufficient to cover the costs of the core data resources worldwide, including both knowledgebases and deposition databases.

  11. Funding knowledgebases: Towards a sustainable funding model for the UniProt use case [version 1; referees: 2 approved

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    Chiara Gabella

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available Millions of life scientists across the world rely on bioinformatics data resources for their research projects. Data resources can be very expensive, especially those with a high added value as the expert-curated knowledgebases. Despite the increasing need for such highly accurate and reliable sources of scientific information, most of them do not have secured funding over the near future and often depend on short-term grants that are much shorter than their planning horizon. Additionally, they are often evaluated as research projects rather than as research infrastructure components. In this work, twelve funding models for data resources are described and applied on the case study of the Universal Protein Resource (UniProt, a key resource for protein sequences and functional information knowledge. We show that most of the models present inconsistencies with open access or equity policies, and that while some models do not allow to cover the total costs, they could potentially be used as a complementary income source. We propose the Infrastructure Model as a sustainable and equitable model for all core data resources in the life sciences. With this model, funding agencies would set aside a fixed percentage of their research grant volumes, which would subsequently be redistributed to core data resources according to well-defined selection criteria. This model, compatible with the principles of open science, is in agreement with several international initiatives such as the Human Frontiers Science Program Organisation (HFSPO and the OECD Global Science Forum (GSF project. Here, we have estimated that less than 1% of the total amount dedicated to research grants in the life sciences would be sufficient to cover the costs of the core data resources worldwide, including both knowledgebases and deposition databases.

  12. El desarrollo rural en la Unión Europea: El concepto y la política

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    Gallardo Cobos Rosa

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available El medio rural es un elemento fundamental que vertebra social y económicamente el territorio europeo y configura su paisaje. Los intensos cambios que pueden observarse en la consideración de lo rural en la Unión Europea (UE permiten afirmar que la ruralidad es un concepto en evolución, pudiéndose diferenciar tres etapas: lo rural como imagen, como localidad y como construcción social. La evolución del concepto tiene su reflejo en la necesaria adaptación del enfoque utilizado para abordar la problemática rural, y como consecuencia en el diseño político de apoyo a estos territorios. Bajo el término de Desarrollo Rural la UE ha ido incluyendo asuntos muy dispares, apoyándolos con medidas e instrumentos financieros igualmente heterogéneos. Para el objetivo de apoyar al mundo rural han confluido las dos grandes políticas: la agraria y la regional, por lo que la Política de Desarrollo Rural ha venido navegando entre lo sectorial y lo territorial. En un momento de redefinición de las prioridades políticas europeas a partir del 2013, cohesión territorial, articulación rural/urbana, concertación social, cooperación institucional, sostenibilidad ambiental y gobernanza, son elementos fundamentales para una política que se plantee garantizar la continuidad de un medio rural vivo, habitable y respetuoso con el medio ambiente.

  13. Los conflictos entre libertades económicas yderechos fundamentales en la jurisprudencia del Tribunal de Justicia de laUnión Europea

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    Joaquín Sarrión Esteve

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Como es sabido, la protección de los derechos fundamentales ha cambiado mucho en la Unión Europea. En un primer momento, los Tratados constitutivos de las Comunidades Europeas guardaban silencio sobre la protección de los derechos humanos, y fue el Tribunal de Justicia el que la hizo posible. A diferencia de los derechos fundamentales, las libertades económicas han gozado siempre de una relevancia explícita en los Tratados como instrumentos al servicio de la realización del mercado y de la integración económica. Sin embargo, los derechos fundamentales han ganado importancia con los años, tanto en la jurisprudencia del Tribunal de Justica como en el Derecho de la Unión Europea. Y finalmente han comenzado a colisionar con las libertades económicas. Realmente, existen dos tipos de relación entre libertades económicas y derechos fundamentales: una positiva en la que los derechos fundamentales sirven para proteger a las libertades económicas; y una negativa con situaciones de conflicto entre libertades económicas y derechos fundamentales que debe ponderar el Tribunal de Justicia. En el primer tipo de relación, los casos más representativos comienzan con Elliniki (1991 y continúan con Carpenter (2002 y Karner (2004. En estas sentencias, el Tribunal de Justicia establece que los Estados miembros deben respetar los derechos fundamentales no sólo cuando aplican el Derecho comunitario, sino también cuando pretenden establecer una excepción a las obligaciones derivadas del Tratado. En este sentido, una medida restrictiva de una libertad económica no solamente debe estar justificada, sino que también debe respetar los derechos fundamentales como principios generales del Derecho comunitario. En cualquier caso, una relación de sinergia positiva no plantea problemas para la protección de los derechos fundamentales. Es en los casos de conflicto como Schmidberger (2003, Omega (2004, Viking (2007, o Laval (2007, donde podemos encontrar

  14. Vulnerabilidade de mulheres em união heterossexual estável à infecção pelo HIV/Aids: estudo de representações sociais

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    Larissa Silva Abreu Rodrigues

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available O artigo discute as representações sociais de mulheres em união heterossexual estável no que diz respeito à vulnerabilidade à infecção pelo HIV/AIDS. Os dados foram produzidos pela associação livre de palavras e constituem recorte de uma pesquisa fundamentada na Teoria das Representações Sociais desenvolvida com mulheres soronegativas para o HIV, da capital e interior da Bahia. A análise fatorial de correspondência revelou significância para as variáveis: procedência, escolaridade e tempo de união estável. A aceitação à traição emergiu como fator de vulnerabilidade para respondentes com 1-5 anos de união estável do interior. Mulheres da capital com 6-10 anos de união estável representam a monogamia como forma de prevenção. Mulheres com maior tempo de união e nível escolar básico representam-se como invulneráveis, contrárias as que têm 1-5 anos de união e escolaridade mediana. Os resultados indicam a necessidade de mais ações com o objetivo de desnaturalizar as coerções sócio-culturais que geram representações e aproximam mulheres em união estável da AIDS.

  15. Estrategias de intervención en áreas urbanas inundables: el caso Bella Unión, Uruguay

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    Adriana Piperno

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es caracterizar y dar elementos para la acción en las áreas inundables de la ciudad de Bella Unión. Si bien las inundaciones no generan una situación de desastre, afectan fuertemente la economía local, impactando sobre sectores muy vulnerables de la población. El área inundable se ha visto incrementada a partir de 1979 por la puesta en funcionamiento de la represa de Salto Grande. Las acciones de indemnización se presentan como una oportunidad para realizar estudios pormenorizados de la zona y definir acciones convergentes e integrales para gestionar estas áreas. Se desarrolla una metodología basada en el análisis de la interacción del sistema hídrico con el sistema territorial, que permite reconocer los distintos niveles de riesgo de la zona afectada y los impactos asociados, considerando tanto el nivel de la amenaza como la vulnerabilidad de sus pobladores. El análisis incorpora igualmente las potencialidades de la zona, de forma de incorporar el río al imaginario colectivo de la ciudad.This study aims to characterize and provide items to operate in flooded areas of Bella Union city. Although floodings cannot be defined as disasters, they strongly affect the local economy, as they have an impact on vulnerable sectors of the population. Its floodplain has increased since 1979 by the installation of Salto Grande dam. Compensation actions arepresented as an opportunity for developing detailed studies of the area and definingfurther con vergent and integrated actions to manage these areas. The methodology is based on the analysis of the interaction of water and territorial systems, recognizing different levels of risk in the affected area and the associated impacts. It considers both the level of hazard and vulnerability of its inhabitants. It also recognizes the potential of the area to incorporate the river to the city's collective imaginary.

  16. El coste de oportunidad como determinante del autoempleo en la Unión Europea (UE 25

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    Luis Miguel Zapico Aldeano

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo pretende introducir en el análisis de la motivación de la actividad emprendedora el potencial efecto negativo del coste de oportunidad asociado a la misma. Para lograr este objetivo se aplicó un análisis de ecuaciones estructurales con la aproximación Partial Least Squares (PLS sobre una muestra de ciudadanos de la Unión Europea agrupados por países, para el periodo 2004. Los resultados muestran que la motivación emprendedora presenta una estructura interna dual formada por dos componentes independientes, uno relacionado con el atractivo intrínseco del autoempleo y otro relacionado con el atractivo intrínseco del estatus de empleado. Concretamente, los resultados indican una influencia directamente proporcional, sobre la intención emprendedora, de los elementos asociados al atractivo de ser empresario. También se verifica la relación inversamente proporcional de los elementos asociados al atractivo de ser empleado; siendo este efecto desmotivador de menor cuantía que el citado en primer lugar. Desde un punto de vista práctico, se plantea que las políticas de estímulo de la actividad emprendedora deberían tener en cuenta que no únicamente los ciudadanos con actitudes negativas hacia el autoempleo rechazan crear empresas, el atractivo del empleo por cuenta ajena es un determinante adicional significativo.This paper tries to include the potential negative effect of the opportunity cost over the motivation analysis related to the entrepreneurial activity. According to this aim, a Structural Equation Modelling analysis with Partial Least Squares (PLS approach was performed over a sample of European citizens clustered by country, within the period 2004. The results show that entrepreneurial motivation has a dual internal structure based on two independent components, one connected to the intrinsic attractiveness of self-employment and another one connected to the intrinsic attractiveness of the employee status

  17. Análisis de la integración y dependencia de las políticas monetarias de la Unión Europea

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    María del Carmen González Velasco

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se efectúa un análisis de la integración y dependencia de las políticas monetarias de la Unión Europea y, en concreto, de las políticas monetarias de la Unión Económica yMonetaria y de la zona no euro para el periodo comprendido entre Enero de 1999 y Septiembre 2009. Se aplica la metodología de la cointegración de Engle y Granger (1987 y de Johansen(1988 para contrastar la hipótesis de la paridad de tipos de interés no cubierta y se llega a la conclusión de que ambas políticas están cointegradas porque mantienen una relación de equilibrio a largo plazo. También se deduce una dependencia de la política del Banco de Inglaterra de la política del Banco Central Europeo, lo que confirma la importancia y el liderazgo de la Unión Económica y Monetaria.This study is to investigate the long-run relationship and dependence between the UME´s monetary policy and non-euro zone´s monetary policy for the period from January 4, 1999 to September 30, 2009. We use cointegration methodology to test the Uncovered Interest Parity Hypothesis and the results indicate a long-run cointegration and empirical evidence testifies a leader-follower pattern between the two central banks. According to this pattern, the Bank of England does follow the European Central Bank.

  18. Efeito do gel hemost?tico de cloreto de alum?nio 25% na resist?ncia de uni?o dentin?ria com diferentes sistemas adesivos

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    2016-01-01

    O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar, atrav?s do teste de microcisalhamento (?SBS), a influ?ncia de uma solu??o hemost?tica (Cloreto de Alum?nio 25%) na resist?ncia de uni?o ? dentina. Trinta e seis (36) dentes incisivos bovinos isentos de quaisquer defeitos estruturais foram preparados e divididos aleatoriamente em 6 grupos (n=6) teste: SB ? Sistema adesivo ScotchBond Multi-uso (3M/ESPE); CS ? Sistema adesivo Clearfil SE Bond (Kuraray); SU ? Sistema adesivo Single Bond Universal (3M/ESPE); os...

  19. Caracterización del sistema agroforestal de café orgánico de los productores asociados a Unión Ejidos de la Selva

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    López Aguilar, Flor Magali; Martínez Morales, Yosani; Villar Lago, Gustavo Henrique

    2015-01-01

    Debido a la tala inmoderada de bosques y selvas para obtener ingresos, la producción de café orgánico se presenta como una alternativa sostenible, ya que es considerado como un eje desarrollo rural, además de conservar bosques y selvas. Diversas sociedades en México se dedican al acopio de café orgánico para su exportación, como es el caso de Unión Ejidos de la Selva. El objetivo de este trabajo fue describir la agrodiversidad y hacer un análisis funcional de los sistemas de agroforestales de...

  20. Clima organizacional y liderazgo: predictores del desempeño docente, en los Centros Educativos Iniciales de la Unión Peruana del Norte, 2016.

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    Espinoza Poves, Jenny Luz

    2017-01-01

    El estudio queda en sintonía del objetivo: determinar si el clima organizacional y el liderazgo son predictores del desempeño docente, en los centros educativos iniciales de la Unión Peruana del Norte, 2016. Para lograr un excelente sustento teórico del estudio, se revisaron las teorías y otros estudios sobre las tres variables de estudio: clima organizacional, liderazgo transformacional y desempeño docente. Se recurrió a un enfoque cuantitativo, sostenido en los tipos: descriptivo, correlaci...