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  1. Robert Adrian X / Robert Adrian X ; interv. Tilman Baumgärtel

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    Adrian X, Robert

    2006-01-01

    1997. a. Ljubljanas tehtud intervjuu 1972. aastast Viinis elava kanada kunstniku Robert Adrian X-ga (sünd. 1935), kes töötas 1970-ndate lõpul ja 1980-ndate alguses telefoni, faksi ja varaste kirjakstisüsteemidega kunstiprojektide kallal, osales 1970-ndate ja 1980-ndate multimeediaprojektides

  2. Divinus cultus devotissimus. Adrian VI and papal ritual

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    Blaauw, S.L. de

    2010-01-01

    How would Pope Adrian have experienced the ritual system of the Eternal City, a place he had never visited? Although the celebrations of the adventus were of 'pompa mediocre', as the source states, there was enthusiasm among the public for the triumphal arch, the thirty big statues near Porta San

  3. Adrian Stokes and the portrait of Melanie Klein.

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    Sayers, Janet

    2015-08-01

    This paper focuses on the offer by the art writer Adrian Stokes to commission and pay for a portrait of the psychoanalyst Melanie Klein by the artist William Coldstream. It details some of the precursors of this offer in Stokes's preceding involvement first with Klein and then with Coldstream; her response to this offer; and its outcome and aftermath in Stokes's subsequent writing about Klein and Coldstream. Copyright © 2015 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  4. GEE: An Informatics Tool for Gene Expression Data Explore

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    Lee, Soo Youn; Park, Chan Hee; Yoon, Jun Hee; Yun, Sunmin

    2016-01-01

    Objectives Major public high-throughput functional genomic data repositories, including the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) and ArrayExpress have rapidly expanded. As a result, a large number of diverse high-throughput functional genomic data retrieval systems have been developed. However, high-throughput functional genomic data retrieval remains challenging. Methods We developed Gene Expression data Explore (GEE), the first powerful, flexible web and mobile search application for searching whole-genome epigenetic data and microarray data in public databases, such as GEO and ArrayExpress. Results GEE provides an elaborate, convenient interface of query generation competences not available via various high-throughput functional genomic data retrieval systems, including GEO, ArrayExpress, and Atlas. In particular, GEE provides a suitable query generator using eVOC, the Experimental Factor Ontology (EFO), which is well represented with a variety of high-throughput functional genomic data experimental conditions. In addition, GEE provides an experimental design query constructor (EDQC), which provides elaborate retrieval filter conditions when the user designs real experiments. Conclusions The web version of GEE is available at http://www.snubi.org/software/gee, and its app version is available from the Apple App Store. PMID:27200217

  5. GEE: An Informatics Tool for Gene Expression Data Explore.

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    Lee, Soo Youn; Park, Chan Hee; Yoon, Jun Hee; Yun, Sunmin; Kim, Ju Han

    2016-04-01

    Major public high-throughput functional genomic data repositories, including the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) and ArrayExpress have rapidly expanded. As a result, a large number of diverse high-throughput functional genomic data retrieval systems have been developed. However, high-throughput functional genomic data retrieval remains challenging. We developed Gene Expression data Explore (GEE), the first powerful, flexible web and mobile search application for searching whole-genome epigenetic data and microarray data in public databases, such as GEO and ArrayExpress. GEE provides an elaborate, convenient interface of query generation competences not available via various high-throughput functional genomic data retrieval systems, including GEO, ArrayExpress, and Atlas. In particular, GEE provides a suitable query generator using eVOC, the Experimental Factor Ontology (EFO), which is well represented with a variety of high-throughput functional genomic data experimental conditions. In addition, GEE provides an experimental design query constructor (EDQC), which provides elaborate retrieval filter conditions when the user designs real experiments. The web version of GEE is available at http://www.snubi.org/software/gee, and its app version is available from the Apple App Store.

  6. Adrian Marino and the intellectual travel journal as an expression of revolutionary freedom

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    Rodica FRENŢIU

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Seen as a logical continuation of the author’s preoccupations for comparative literature, the travel journal becomes a journal of ideas in Adrian Marino’s case, by trying not only to explain the formation of a certain type of personality, but also to transcribe/redact a chronicle of social and political history. Adrian Marino’s journal of ideas firstly emphasizes an „individual” reality, but also bears deeper „universal” signification, as it militates for humanism and liberal democracy, for actual convergence of world cultures. The present study (Adrian Marino and the intellectual travel journal as an expression of revolutionary freedom proposes an investigation attempting to prove that Adrian Marino eventually suggests a personal dialogue with the world and especially with Europe, audaciously trying to concur at substantiating a modern Romanian conscience.

  7. Innovations in energy: the story of Kerr-McaGee

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    Ezell, J.S.

    1979-01-01

    The history of the Kerr-McGee Corporation is a saga of American enterprise that began in Ada, Oklahoma, in 1929, when future Senator Robert S. Kerr and his brother-in-law, James L. Anderson, became partners in the Anderson and Kerr Drilling Company. Fifty years later Kerr-McGee's diversified, international operations truly justify Kerr-McGee President, Dean A. McGee's epithet, ''a natural resource company.'' Able to find other gifted people to work for him, Robert Kerr's company has been dominated by a series of extraordinary oil-industry personalities who made extraordinary and essential contributions - from roughnecks and drillers to lawyers and financiers. Much of his history, based on first-person accounts, emphasizes human element in the exploitation of energy resources, describes the company's pioneering achievements in the inland and offshore oil industry (including the drilling of the first offshore well), the expansion into refining, manufacturing, and retailing and into the development of other natural resources (including uranium, coal, helium, boron, and potash), the corporate structure that sustained exploration and expansion, the financing of multimillion-dollar operations, the lawsuits (including the case of Karen Silkwood) in which the company has been involved from its earliest days, the relations between business and government exacerbated by Robert S. Kerr and the technological innovations that have been characteristic of Kerr-McGee. 90 references, 22 figures, 83 tables.

  8. A review on process intensification in HiGee distillation

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    Cortes Garcia, German E.; van der Schaaf, John; Kiss, Anton A.

    2017-01-01

    This review paper describes the state-of-the-art in the field of HiGee contactors used for gas–liquid mass transfer processes, with a special focus on distillation, and for heterogeneously catalyzed reactions. Several types of rotating beds are discussed, including single-block rotating packed-bed,

  9. [Analysis of binary classification repeated measurement data with GEE and GLMMs using SPSS software].

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    An, Shengli; Zhang, Yanhong; Chen, Zheng

    2012-12-01

    To analyze binary classification repeated measurement data with generalized estimating equations (GEE) and generalized linear mixed models (GLMMs) using SPSS19.0. GEE and GLMMs models were tested using binary classification repeated measurement data sample using SPSS19.0. Compared with SAS, SPSS19.0 allowed convenient analysis of categorical repeated measurement data using GEE and GLMMs.

  10. Adrian Virginius - Põhjasõja märter / Lauri Vahtre

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    Vahtre, Lauri, 1960-

    2006-01-01

    27. juunil 1706. aastal hukkas Vene võim Tallinnas eestikeelse kirjasõna arendaja ja Otepää pastori Adrian Virginiuse (1663-1706). Ilm. ka: Vahtre, Lauri. Ajaloo pööripäevad. 2. - [Tallinn] : Tammerraamat, 2007. Lk. 121-125

  11. Comics Unmasked: A Conversation with Adrian Edwards, lead curator of Printed Historical Sources, The British Library

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    Ernesto Priego

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available In this interview Adrian Edwards, lead curator of Printed Historical Sources, The British Library, talks to Ernesto Priego about the Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK exhibition at The British Library, 2 May – 19 August 2014.

  12. Predicting ephemeral gully erosion with RUSLER and EphGEE

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    S. M. Dabney

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Ephemeral gully erosion is not included in predictions made with the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation, version 2 (RUSLE2. A new distributed application called RUSLER (RUSLE2-Raster predicts distributed soil loss and its output can be linked with the new Ephemeral Gully Erosion Estimator (EphGEE. These models were applied to a 6.3 ha research watershed near Treynor, Iowa, USA, where runoff and sediment yield were measured from 1975 to 1991. Using a 3-m raster DEM, results indicate that ephemeral gully erosion contributed about one-third of the amount of sheet and rill erosion, and that considerable deposition of sediment originating from both sources occurred within the grassed waterway. For ambient conditions, predicted annual average watershed sediment yield was 17.5 Mg ha−1 year−1, 20% greater than the measured value of 14.6 Mg ha−1 year−1.

  13. Materialism, Subjectivity and the Outcome of French Philosophy: Interview with Adrian Johnston

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    Michael O'Neill Burns

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Adrian Johnston is well known for his work at the intersection of Lacanian psychoanalysis, German idealism, contemporary French philosophy and most recently cognitive neuroscience. In the context of the current issue, Johnston represents the most complete development of a contemporary theory of Transcendental Materialism. In the following interview we explore both the implications of Johnston’s previous work, as well as the directions his most recent projects are taking.

  14. Dr. James McGee shows three astronauts how to handle non-poisonous snake

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    1967-01-01

    Dr. James W. McGee (right), Medical Operations Office, Manned Spacecraft Center, shows three astronauts how to handle a non-poisonous snake during desert survival training in Washington state. Left to right, are Astronauts Thomas K. Mattingly, Alfred M. Worden, and John L. Swigert Jr.; and Dr. McGee. The astronauts are dressed in faked Arab clothing.

  15. Psychoanalytic and musical ambiguity: the tritone in gee, officer krupke.

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    Jaffee Nagel, Julie

    2010-02-01

    The poignant and timeless Broadway musical West Side Story is viewed from the standpoint of taking musical forms as psychoanalytic data. The musical configuration of notes called the tritone (or diabolus in musica) is taken as a sonic metaphor expressing ambiguity both in musical vocabulary and in mental life. The tritone, which historically and harmonically represents instability, is heard throughout the score and emphasizes the intrapsychic, interpersonal, and social dramas that unfold within and between the two gangs in West Side Story. Particular emphasis is given to the comic but exceedingly sober song Gee, Officer Krupke. Bernstein's sensitivity to the ambiguity and tension inherent in the tritone in West Side Story is conceptualized as an intersection of music theory and theories of mind; this perspective holds implications for clinical practice and transports psychoanalytic concepts from the couch to the Broadway stage and into the community to address the complexities of love, hate, aggression, prejudice, and violence. Ultimately, West Side Story cross-pollinates music and theater, as well as music and psychoanalytic concepts.

  16. Bibliography 1969-1976: Hester Adrian Research Centre for the Study of Learning Processes in the Mentally Handicapped.

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    Mittler, P.

    1978-01-01

    This bibliography lists approximately 200 publications arising from work conducted in or in association with the Hester Adrian Research Centre between 1969 and 1976. They include books, chapters, journal articles, conference proceedings, teaching materials and tests, theses, and miscellaneous publications. (CP)

  17. Adrian Marino and the Ideea of Freedom. A Necesary Reevaluation and Challenge

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    Ionuţ COSTEA

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The study aims to highlight a turn in Marino Adrian's intellectual identity. This change wasconfirmed in memorialistic feature texts (dialogues, memories printed after the events of December1989 and it is seen at some program writings, which are militant in order to define a new Romanianculture, based on a real dialog with the West, animated by a critical spirit, being original andoriented through fundamental writings, synthesis and encyclopedias. If at cultural level, Marinoasserted his desire to build a new culture, at social level he believed in building up a civil society,dominated by the values of democracy and of human rights. In this context, Marino’s interest movesfrom the criticism and literary theory to the history of ideas and ideologies, in order to define aliberal culture necessary to the deep modernization and Europeanization of the Post communistRomania.1

  18. Transmedia Memory of Albanian Migration in Italy: Helidon Gjergji's, Adrian Paci's, and Anri Sala's Moving-Image Installations

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    Purpura, Marco

    2011-01-01

    In this essay I analyze how, within the space of the museum, recent media installations by Albanian artists Helidon Gjergji, Adrian Paci, and Anri Sala appropriate, and critically engage with, multiple narratives about migration in Italy produced and circulated over the past two decades across various media, with particular attention to the Albanian case. The imaginary and material sites the spectator traverses in Gjergji’s, Paci’s, and Sala’s installations open up space for a new audiovisual...

  19. "Win with Katie McGee": The First Governor of Girls' State Looks Back.

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    Harsh, Sarah Wilmoth

    2003-01-01

    Rhododendron Girls' State, a 5-day West Virginia citizenship and leadership program, offers female high school students the opportunity to directly experience the campaign and electoral process. Katie McGee White discusses her experiences as the first Girls' State governor in 1941, her love of politics, and how she encouraged her students to be…

  20. Object and Method in Rhetorical Criticism: From Wichelns to Leff and McGee.

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    Gaonkar, Dilip Parameshwar

    1990-01-01

    Examines the fluctuating dialectic between object and method in three parts: (1) detailed reading of Herbert Wichelns' founding essay; (2) discussion of three influential responses to this dialectic by Ernest Wrage, Samuel Becker, and Edwin Black; and (3) analysis of Michael Leff's and Michael McGee's attempt to reconnect object and method. (KEH)

  1. Rhetorical Criticism and Audiences: The Extremes of McGee and Leff.

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    Condit, Celeste

    1990-01-01

    Suggests that Michael McGee and Michael Leff share similarities of approach that help them to avoid the form/content split. Argues that their recent essays, in which they both move to opposite extremes on the "audience" issue, threaten to reintroduce the form/content split. (KEH)

  2. Lost in the Gutters: Ethnic Imaginings in Adrian Tomine’s Shortcomings

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    Hye Su Park

    2010-06-01

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    Abstract (E: This paper examines how the visual narrative of Adrian Tomine's Shortcomings rubs up against reality in ways that ask the reader-viewer to be moved in particular ways that complicate a resistant-to or assimilation-with narrative that typifies contemporary Asian American storytelling traditions. The paper analyzes Tomine’s compelling anti-heroic characterization, careful crafting of images, and use of page layout to argue that these conscious authorial choices provide the reader-viewers with a cognitive map upon which, if followed, they can build a complex emotional engagement with the protagonist. At the end of the comic book, the visuals ultimately invite the reader-viewers to experience an unresolved Asian American identity and ask that they feel for Tomine's protagonist, and not jut because of his marginalized status in a racist US mainstream.

    Abstract (F: Cet article analyse comment les récits visuels d’Adrian Tomine

  3. Generalization of the PIV loss-of-correlation formula introduced by Keane and Adrian

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    Scharnowski, Sven; Grayson, Kristian; de Silva, Charitha M.; Hutchins, Nicholas; Marusic, Ivan; Kähler, Christian J.

    2017-10-01

    In 2D particle image velocimetry (PIV), the loss-of-correlation due to out-of-plane motion or light-sheet mismatch has two effects. First, it reduces the probability of detecting a valid vector. Second, it increases the uncertainty measured in velocity fields. The loss-of-correlation is commonly determined by the F_{O} factor, which was initially proposed by Keane and Adrian (Appl Sci Res 49:191-215, 1992). However, the present study demonstrates that the validity of the original F_{O} definition is confined to cases with identical laser intensity profiles. As light sheets usually differ in width and shape, the proposed definition is of limited use in reality. To overcome this restriction, a new definition for F_{O} is proposed which covers the effect of light-sheet pairs with different shapes and widths. The proposed improvement was validated by means of synthetic PIV images based on various light-sheet profiles. The loss-of-correlation for the images was compared to the theoretical solution based on the light-sheet profiles. The results show that the new definition of F_{O} accurately predicts the loss-of-correlation for all tested laser mismatches and agrees with the old definition for the ideal case involving identical light sheets. Based on the revised F_{O} definition, prediction of loss-of-correlation due to light-sheet mismatches and misalignment is now possible using a laser profiling camera. This allows the optimization of a laser prior to any PIV measurements. For the case of out-of-plane motion, the loss-of-correlation can also be estimated from the correlation function of the PIV images. Thus, it is possible to optimize the laser alignment to match the flow conditions while setting up an experiment. These findings help experimentalists to understand and control the sources of errors associated with out-of-plane effects and help to minimize the measurement uncertainty.

  4. Keith D. McGee Greeted By Astronauts and MSFC Personnel

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    1972-01-01

    Garland, Texas high school student, Keith D. McGee, is greeted by (left to right): Astronauts Russell L. Schweickart, and Owen K. Garriott; Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Skylab Program Manager, Leland Belew; and MSFC Director of Administration and Technical Services, David Newby, during a tour of MSFC. McGee was among 25 winners of a contest in which some 3,500 high school students proposed experiments for the following year's Skylab Mission. The nationwide scientific competition was sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The winning students, along with their parents and sponsor teachers, visited MSFC where they met with scientists and engineers, participated in design reviews for their experiments, and toured MSFC facilities. Of the 25 students, 6 did not see their experiments conducted on Skylab because the experiments were not compatible with Skylab hardware and timelines. Of the 19 remaining, 11 experiments required the manufacture of additional equipment.

  5. Decontamination and decommissioning of the Kerr-McGee Cimarron Plutonium Fuel Plant

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    1994-05-01

    This final report is a summary of the events that completes the decontamination and decommissioning of the Cimarron Corporation`s Mixed Oxides Fuel Plant (formally Sequoyah Fuels Corporation and formerly Kerr-McGee Nuclear Corporation - all three wholly owned subsidiaries of the Kerr-McGee Corporation). Included are details dealing with tooling and procedures for performing the unique tasks of disassembly decontamination and/or disposal. That material which could not be economically decontaminated was volume reduced by disassembly and/or compacted for disposal. The contaminated waste cleaning solutions were processed through filtration and ion exchange for release or solidified with cement for L.S.A. waste disposal. The L.S.A. waste was compacted, and stabilized as required in drums for burial in an approved burial facility. T.R.U. waste packaging and shipping was completed by the end of July 1987. This material was shipped to the Hanford, Washington site for disposal. The personnel protection and monitoring measures and procedures are discussed along with the results of exposure data of operating personnel. The shipping containers for both T.R.U. and L.S.A. waste are described. The results of the decommissioning operations are reported in six reports. The personnel protection and monitoring measures and procedures are contained and discussed along with the results of exposure data of operating personnel in this final report.

  6. Archaeological survey of the McGee Ranch vicinity, Hanford Site, Washington

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    Gard, H.A.; Poet, R.M.

    1992-09-01

    In response to a request for a cultural resources review from Westinghouse Hanford Company for the Action Plan for Characterization of McGee Ranch Soil, Pacific Northwest Laboratory`s Hanford Cultural Resources Laboratory (HCRL) conducted an archaeological survey of the McGee Ranch vicinity, located in the northwest portion of the Hanford Site. Staff members covered 8.4 km{sup 2} and recorded 42 cultural resources; 22 sites, and 20 isolated artifacts. Only 2 sites and 3 isolates were attributed to a prehistoric Native American occupation. The historic sites date from the turn of the century to the 1940s and are representative of the settlement patterns that occurred throughout the Columbia Basin. In addition to an archaeological pedestrian survey of the project area, we conducted literature and records searches and examined available aerial photographs. Records kept at HCRL were reviewed to determine if any archaeological survey had been conducted previously within the project area. Although no survey had been conducted, portions of the area adjacent to project boundaries were surveyed in 1988 and 1990. During those surveys, historic and prehistoric cultural resources were observed, increasing the possibility that similar land usage had taken place within the current project boundaries. Literature searches established a general historical sequence for this area. Aerial photographs alerted researchers to homesteads and linear features, such as roads and irrigation ditches, that might not be apparent from ground level.

  7. Archaeological survey of the McGee Ranch vicinity, Hanford Site, Washington

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    Gard, H.A.; Poet, R.M.

    1992-09-01

    In response to a request for a cultural resources review from Westinghouse Hanford Company for the Action Plan for Characterization of McGee Ranch Soil, Pacific Northwest Laboratory's Hanford Cultural Resources Laboratory (HCRL) conducted an archaeological survey of the McGee Ranch vicinity, located in the northwest portion of the Hanford Site. Staff members covered 8.4 km{sup 2} and recorded 42 cultural resources; 22 sites, and 20 isolated artifacts. Only 2 sites and 3 isolates were attributed to a prehistoric Native American occupation. The historic sites date from the turn of the century to the 1940s and are representative of the settlement patterns that occurred throughout the Columbia Basin. In addition to an archaeological pedestrian survey of the project area, we conducted literature and records searches and examined available aerial photographs. Records kept at HCRL were reviewed to determine if any archaeological survey had been conducted previously within the project area. Although no survey had been conducted, portions of the area adjacent to project boundaries were surveyed in 1988 and 1990. During those surveys, historic and prehistoric cultural resources were observed, increasing the possibility that similar land usage had taken place within the current project boundaries. Literature searches established a general historical sequence for this area. Aerial photographs alerted researchers to homesteads and linear features, such as roads and irrigation ditches, that might not be apparent from ground level.

  8. Development of a geometric models visualizer generated starting from the GeeWiz module; Desarrollo de un visualizador de modelos geometricos, generados a partir del modulo GeeWiz

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    Esquivel E, J.; Ramirez S, J. R., E-mail: jaime.esquivel@inin.gob.mx [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca s/n, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

    2012-10-15

    The present work shows an advance of the development of an application that allows visualizing geometric modules in 3 D, of constituent elements of the reactor core. The idea of generating a visualizer for the geometries, goes back to the use of the GeeWiz module, of the Scale 6.0 code. The module allows developing, in a graphic way the geometries of the components to analyze, such as fuel rods, fuel assemblies, containers among others. The GeeWiz module, allows the criticality analysis of this elements, based on the fingering Keno-V.a and/or Keno-Vi. This way, GeeWiz generates a file that details the built geometry of the elements, this file acts as entrance to execute Keno-V.a or Keno-Vi. This entrance file is used in the developed visualizer, to show the geometric constitution of the modeling components. (Author)

  9. GeeWiz Integrated Visualization Interface for SCALE 5.1

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    Bowman, Stephen M [ORNL; Rearden, Bradley T [ORNL; Horwedel, James E [ORNL

    2007-01-01

    The KENO V.a and KENO-VI three-dimensional Monte Carlo criticality computer codes in the SCALE (Standardized Computer Analyses for Licensing Evaluation) computer software system developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are widely used and accepted around the world for criticality safety analyses. As part of current development efforts to improve SCALE's ease of use, the SCALE project team at ORNL has developed a new integrated graphical visualization package for KENO V.a and KENO-VI in SCALE 5.1. This package uses the SCALE Graphically Enhanced Editing Wizard (GeeWiz) as the visualization control center that provides users the capability to set up, execute, plot, and view results from KENO in a friendly, colorful, and interactive computing environment without ever using a text editor or a command prompt.

  10. What's Missing When Empowerment Is a Purpose for Adult Literacies Education? Bourdieu, Gee and the Problem of Accounting for Power

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    Galloway, Sarah

    2015-01-01

    This writing critiques the idea that literacies education can and should empower adult learners. The ideas of Pierre Bourdieu and James Paul Gee are analysed with reference to how power and empowerment are understood and what this means for the concrete practice of adult literacies education by educators and students. My concern is that their…

  11. Genetic Diversity and Structure among Isolated Populations of the Endangered Gees Golden Langur in Assam, India.

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    Muthuvarmadam S Ram

    Full Text Available Gee's golden langur (Trachypithecus geei is an endangered colobine primate, endemic to the semi-evergreen and mixed-deciduous forests of Indo-Bhutan border. During the last few decades, extensive fragmentation has caused severe population decline and local extinction of golden langur from several fragments. However, no studies are available on the impact of habitat fragmentation and the genetic diversity of golden langur in the fragmented habitats. The present study aimed to estimate the genetic diversity in the Indian population of golden langur. We sequenced and analyzed around 500 bases of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA hypervariable region-I from 59 fecal samples of wild langur collected from nine forest fragments. Overall, genetic diversity was high (h = 0.934, π = 0.0244 and comparable with other colobines. Populations in smaller fragments showed lower nucleotide diversity compared to the larger forest fragments. The median-joining network of haplotypes revealed a genetic structure that corresponded with the geographical distribution. The Aie and Champabati Rivers were found to be a barrier to gene flow between golden langur populations. In addition, it also established that T. geei is monophyletic but revealed possible hybridization with capped langur, T. pileatus, in the wild. It is hoped that these findings would result in a more scientific approach towards managing the fragmented populations of this enigmatic species.

  12. Covariance estimators for generalized estimating equations (GEE) in longitudinal analysis with small samples.

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    Wang, Ming; Kong, Lan; Li, Zheng; Zhang, Lijun

    2016-05-10

    Generalized estimating equations (GEE) is a general statistical method to fit marginal models for longitudinal data in biomedical studies. The variance-covariance matrix of the regression parameter coefficients is usually estimated by a robust "sandwich" variance estimator, which does not perform satisfactorily when the sample size is small. To reduce the downward bias and improve the efficiency, several modified variance estimators have been proposed for bias-correction or efficiency improvement. In this paper, we provide a comprehensive review on recent developments of modified variance estimators and compare their small-sample performance theoretically and numerically through simulation and real data examples. In particular, Wald tests and t-tests based on different variance estimators are used for hypothesis testing, and the guideline on appropriate sample sizes for each estimator is provided for preserving type I error in general cases based on numerical results. Moreover, we develop a user-friendly R package "geesmv" incorporating all of these variance estimators for public usage in practice. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  13. Muutuste ootus / Adrian Wooldridge

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    Wooldridge, Adrian

    2009-01-01

    2009. aastal tuleb USA presidendil Barack Obamal vastamisi seista kolme suure probleemiga, milleks on arvukatest valimislubadustest tingitud ülepaisutatud ootused, poliitiline eliit Washingtonis ning oma poliitilise filosoofia kujundamine

  14. Parimate heitlus / Adrian Wooldridge

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    Wooldridge, Adrian

    2006-01-01

    Aastal 2007 tõuseb sõda talendi pärast ettevõtete eesmärkide tippu kõikjal - nii madal- kui ka kõrgtehnoloogilistes firmades, nii arenevas maailmas kui rikastes riikides. Juhtide ees on keerulised küsimused - kuidas värvata andekamaid, kuidas kinni hoida väärtuslikest töötajatest, kuidas neid tasustada ja motiveerida, et nad mujale ei siirduks?

  15. Predictive analysis on the electric energy distribution systems reliability: applying the synerGEE system; Analisis predictivo de la confiabilidad en los sistemas de distribucion de energia electrica: aplicando el sistema synerGEE

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    Gonzalez Andrade, Carlos

    2008-12-15

    el suministro de esta fuente de energia a los usuarios. Las mejoras a la confiabilidad, que se practican actualmente en Mexico, se basan en criterios deterministas, que no responden a la naturaleza estocastica del comportamiento de los sistemas, y se aplican sin que exista un balance adecuado entre confiabilidad y economia. Lograr este equilibrio requiere aplicar una metodologia de planeacion de costo minimo que considere, ademas del comportamiento historico del sistema, una evaluacion ante diferentes alternativas de inversion, garantizando que los recursos economicos disponibles y limitados, se utilicen de manera optima para lograr el mayor grado de confiabilidad posible. En este trabajo se presentan los fundamentos y las metodologias requeridas para evaluar los efectos del diseno y de los criterios operativos sobre la confiabilidad de los puntos de carga del sistema de distribucion y su relacion con los principales indices de confiabilidad utilizados por las empresas electricas en el mundo, haciendo enfasis en la necesidad de evaluar el costo de reforzar estos indicadores. Se investiga el uso del sistema de analisis de sistemas de distribucion SynerGEE, como una herramienta de simulacion util para evaluar la confiabilidad de los sistemas de distribucion de manera predictiva. La falta de experiencia que se tiene en Mexico con este tipo de analisis, requiere que los ingenieros de distribucion se familiaricen con estos conceptos, para aplicarlos en el diseno de sus sistemas de distribucion, con la habilidad para utilizar las herramientas de simulacion modernas. Con este proposito se plantean una serie casos de estudio sencillos, con los cuales se sentiran comodos para introducirse en la exploracion y aprendizaje de este tema.

  16. Neutralização dos Gases do Efeito Estufa (GEE: estudo de caso de uma microempresa do ramo alimentício

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    Thiago Cardoso Oliveira

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available A intensificação do uso dos recursos naturais e das atividades antrópicas vem, nas últimas décadas, intensificando a emissão de gases na atmosfera, gerando uma instabilidade climática, ocasionando severas mudanças ambientais. Diariamente a mídia noticia as catástrofes climáticas e as mudanças do clima que estão acontecendo em escala global. Ao longo dos últimos cem anos, a concentração de Gases de Efeito Estufa (GEE vem aumentando por causa da atividade industrial, agrícola e principalmente por causa da atividade de transporte pelo grande consumo de combustíveis fósseis pelos veículos terrestres. O acúmulo desses gases impede o calor das superfícies terrestre de ser liberado ao espaço, ocasionando aumento na temperatura média da superfície da Terra e mudanças nos padrões climáticos mundiais. Para a realização do inventário dos GEE foram utilizados os princípios metodológicos do Programa Brasileiro GHG Protocol. O GHG Protocol traz toda a metodologia internacionalmente aceita, para formulação do inventário de emissões de GEE, desenvolvido com a parceria entre a World Resources Institute (WRI e World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD, entidades que trabalham com empresas, governos e grupos ambientais, na construção de uma nova geração de programas sólidos e eficazes para combater as mudanças climáticas.  Com o uso da planilha de cálculo, contabilizando as emissões de GEE dos três escopos, encontrou-se uma produção anual de 5.715,613 t de CO2e. Para os cálculos de emissão do escopo 1, a ferramenta utilizou como fator de emissão, de CO2 para CO2e, 2,63 para o óleo diesel; 1.612,86 para gás liquefeito de petróleo; 1,68 para o biodiesel e 1,18 para o etanol. Nos cálculo do escopo 2, a ferramenta utilizou como fator de emissão 0,00002919 t CO2e.kWh-1 produzido e consumido. Para o cálculo de emissão de CO2e no escopo 3, a ferramenta levou em consideração as horas trabalhadas

  17. Starker einstand mit "Elias" / Frauke Adrians

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    Kesk-Saksa Ringhäälingu (MDR) koori uuest kunstilisest juhist Risto Joostist. Gewandhausi kontserdisaalis ettekandele tulnud Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy oratooriumist „Elias“ . Oratooriumi üheks esitajaiks oli Eesti lauljatar Annely Peebo (metsosopran). Artiklis mainitakse MDR-i sümfooniaorkestri kunstilist juhti Kristjan Järvit ja Eesti heliloojat Arvo Pärti.

  18. Feasibility Study of Economics and Performance of Solar Photovoltaics at the Kerr McGee Site in Columbus, Mississippi. A Study Prepared in Partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency for the RE-Powering America's Land Initiative: Siting Renewable Energy on Potentially Contaminated Land and Mine Sites

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    Simon, J.; Mosey, G.

    2013-01-01

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in accordance with the RE-Powering America's Land initiative, selected the Kerr McGee site in Columbus, Mississippi, for a feasibility study of renewable energy production. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) provided technical assistance for this project. The purpose of this report is to assess the site for a possible photovoltaic (PV) system installation and estimate the cost, performance, and site impacts of different PV options. In addition, the report recommends financing options that could assist in the implementation of a PV system at the site.

  19. Suurlinnakorteri kellavärgiga apelsin / Adrian von Moos

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    Ameerika sisekujundaja Giuseppe Pica New Yorgis asuvast korterist, kus omanik eksponeerib oma kunstikogu ja on sisustamisel püüdnud luua muljet avarusest. Kodune galerii on ka mugav elupaik. 8 värv. vaadet

  20. ADRIAN HATOS, School Performance and Language of Hungarian Ethnic Pupils

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    Full Text Available One of the thorniest issues of the linguistic policies in North-Western Transylvania was the establishment of linguistic arrangements in the mandatory education system. Supported also by arguments which refer to the equal opportunity rule, native language education for ethnic minority children, concerning especially the Hungarian language, has flourished both in mixed schools, and in schools that are segregated in terms of the teaching language. This article assesses the effects that the various linguistic contexts in which a Hungarian teenager in the region studies can have on his/her performance in school, compared to the performance of his/her colleagues who study in Romanian. I start from two hypotheses: linguistic shortcoming and opposition culture. The hierarchical linear regression modeling of the average of school results scores in the seventh grade, on a sample of over 3 700 pupils in the eighth grade in Bihor County, indicates a significant and systematic disadvantage of Hungarian pupils, although small as an absolute value, irrespective of the linguistic arrangement. Moreover, both the linguistic disadvantage thesis and the opposition culture model can be supported, although the results are not conclusive from this point of view.

  1. GDAL Enhancements for Interoperability with EOS Data (GEE)

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    Tisdale, B.

    2015-12-01

    Historically, Earth Observing Satellite (EOS) data products have been difficult to consume by GIS tools, weather commercial or open-source. This has resulted in a reduced acceptance of these data products by GIS and general user communities. Common problems and challenges experienced by these data users include difficulty when: Consuming data products from NASA Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs) that pre-date modern application software with commercial and open-source geospatial tools; Identifying[MI1] an initial approach for developing a framework and plug-ins that interpret non-compliant data; Defining a methodology that is extensible across NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS), scientific communities, and GIS communities by enabling other data centers to construct their own plug-ins and adjust specific data products; and Promoting greater use of NASA Data and new analysis utilizing GIS tools. To address these challenges and make EOS data products more accessible and interpretable by GIS applications, a collaborative approach has been taken that includes the NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC), Esri, George Mason University (GMU), and the Hierarchical Data Format (HDF) Group to create a framework and plugins to be applied to Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL). This framework and its plugins offer advantages of extensibility within NASA EOSDIS, permitting other data centers to construct their own plugins necessary to adjust their data products. In this session findings related to the framework and the development of GDAL plugins will be reviewed. Specifically, this session will offer a workshop to review documentation and training materials that have been generated for the purpose of guiding other NASA DAACs through the process of constructing plug-ins consistent with the framework as well as a review of the certification process by which the plugins can be independently verified as properly converting the data to the format and content required for use in GIS software.

  2. Om te gee: ’n Godsdiens- en sendingwetenskaplike perspektief

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    Jaco Beyers

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    Full Text Available To give: A science of religion and missiological perspective. Human nature has been depicted as being utilitarian. This means that man considers all social action in terms of an optimalisation of privilege for the self. Marcel Mauss challenged this theory by investigating the possibility of human nature as being anti-utilitarian. Man does not give in order to receive. Human social action is not necessarily motivated by what man stands to gain. The diaconate of the church can be seen as the social action of giving. There is a close connection between the diaconate and the apostolate as actions of giving by the church. This article wants to determine whether these actions by the church are utilitarian in nature. Sundermeier’s use of the concept of convivence is used to illustrate how the church acts in an anti-utilitarian fashion when engaging in the diaconate and the apostolate. The social theory of Mauss, the missionary perspective of Sundermeier and the theology on the diaconate by Moltmann are brought into conversation with one another in order to illustrate the anti-utilitarian activities of the church in society.

  3. Die Heilige Gees en die prediking in die erediens

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    B.J. de Klerk

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    Full Text Available The Holy Spirit and preaching in the service The question investigated in this article is how the Holy Spirit is present and active in the action of preaching, and what the result of this is. The Spirit edifies the message and establishes certainty within the preachers that the Spirit will create the right audience for the words of the message. Christ as the centre of preaching is accepted and obeyed by the congregation in its meeting with the Lord. Preaching should transfer the lines in the text via the content of Scripture to the human being of today. The congregation should apply the sermon to their concrete life situation through the exercising of the gift of prophecy. Preach- ing and prayer stands in a causal relationship to Scripture reading, because Scripture reading elicits preaching and prayer. Preaching as testimony elicits prayer as worship, and the prayer in turn elicits testimony. This causal and interactive relationship is living and powerful through the dynamic work of God the Holy Spirit, who effects communion between God and the congregation in Jesus Christ through these events.

  4. 75 FR 41895 - Inteva Products, LLC Adrian, Michigan; Inteva Products, LLC Troy, Michigan; Amended Certification...

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    ... (automotive instruments and door panels) for automobiles. New findings show that worker separations occurred..., Michigan location provides human resources, administrative functions, engineering and financial services... supplier of component parts (automotive instruments and door panels) for automobiles to a TAA certified...

  5. 78 FR 45600 - Adrian Steel Company, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance

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    ... the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Web site at: http://www.regulations.gov/ . Then follow the online search instructions to locate docket number ``NHTSA-2008-0176.'' FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT... identified the noncompliances as follows: 1. Paragraph S4.3(a) requires that the vehicle capacity weight be...

  6. loofwaar- le Feni se re in die ie sin gee oging om e herstel. waag Art ...

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    27 Jan 2006 ... die ma van 'n dienspligtige wat skryf hoe die kind haar “geterriseer” het: “Ek wil nie die kind sleg maak nie maar ek dink u moet dit weet. Om hom beter te verstaan.” Die ma versoek dat Rafael “tog nie met sy eerste naweekpas huis toe moet kom nie, die was- goed sal haar te swaar val en haar man wil.

  7. Spiritualiteit: 'n religieuse paradigma van Gees en hoop as kosmogenesis, korrelasie en mistieke ervaring

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    Johan A. van Rooyen

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Spirituality, a theological paradigm of the Spirit and hope as cosmogenesis, correlation and mystical experience. Anselm of Canterbury�s well-known enunciated expression fides quarens intellectum (faith seek understanding in his search for the existence of God, according to me, forms a very important belief synthesis with regard to the term spirituality, and everything that is accompanied with the term. Why? Because Anselm�s evidence for the existence of God was not there to make the non-believers into believers but rather to explain the mystery of faith in the brain and therefore to enhance the phenomenological sensation of the faith experience. Without the illuminating power of the mind, one stands in awe or it can also disappear into the abyss, especially as it is conceptualised in the religious philosophy. Therefore, it is in this spiritual belief that one receives something from the unknown, as man then receive something into the unknown, that we open with our minds � something like the softness as cream as Sheila Cussons wrote. The question therefore is: May we open this unknown, described as this �soft as cream�, or more paternally ascribe it as spirituality. If so, we then stand in awe to the potential to what spirituality is and only then we do not fade into the abyss of that possibility.Intradisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary implications: Spirituality as a belief synthesis, in a religious and philosophical context, pursues an understanding from a religious paradigm. It entails that the experience of spirituality reveals a working definition, whereby humans, in their vulnerable existence, may find hope in their expectations, experiences, and fears.

  8. Kerr-McGee Frederick Station, Petition to Object to Title V Operating Permit

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  9. Satan en sy magte in die Nuwe Testament � besonderlik teenoor die Heilige Gees

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    Full Text Available Satan and his powers in the New Testament � especially as opposed to the Holy Spirit Growing tendencies towards "Satanism" on the one hand and extremes of "demon exorcism" on the other hand has in this century led to intensified theological reactions as to the reality of Satan and his demons. This article does not intend to be polemic. Notice has been taken of various theological viewpoints. However, the intent is to carefully and exegetically listen to the testimonies of New Testament Scriptures themselves with regard to: 1. the personal existence and work of Satan and his demons, known under various names; 2. the centrality of belief in the existence of Satan and his powers in their anti-God, anti-Christ works; 3. the interrelation of the existence and the works of Satan (and his powers with that of the Holy Spirit.

  10. Virtual Teams and International Business Teaching and Learning: The Case of the Global Enterprise Experience (GEE)

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    Gonzalez-Perez, Maria Alejandra; Velez-Calle, Andres; Cathro, Virginia; Caprar, Dan V.; Taras, Vasyl

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    The increasing importance of global virtual teams in business is reflected in the classroom by the increased adoption of activities that facilitate real-time cross-cultural interaction. This article documents the experience of students from two Colombian universities who participated in a collaborative international project using virtual teams as…

  11. calvyn oor die leiding van die heilige gees in die verklaring van die ...

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    seellant et imprimans les promesses de salut en noz cueurs.5. 4 Bedienaar: Ontvang ons geloof uit onsself, of ontvang ons dit van God? Kind: Die. Skrif leer dat dit 'n besondere gawe van God is, en ervaring bevestig dit (CO 6,45). 5 Bedienaar: Wat bedoel jy daarmee? Kind: Ons begrip is te verdorwe om die geeste-.

  12. A multivariate family-based association test using generalized estimating equations : FBAT-GEE

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    In this paper we propose a multivariate extension of family-based association tests based on generalized estimating equations. The test can be applied to multiple phenotypes and to phenotypic data obtained in longitudinal studies without making any distributional assumptions for the phenotypic

  13. BOOK REVIEW FOR “RESEARCH ON TOURIST PHENOMENON FROM A REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE“ BY ADRIAN-LIVIU SCUTARIU

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    Full Text Available "Research on tourism phenomenon from a regional perspective" is a work that analyzes an important theme, but also very current, bringing into discussion the role of tourism in the framework of the regional development process. Tourism has vastly developed in recent decades, reason for which it can contribute to the attenuation of inter-regional development imbalances. This is the main argument for which it is necessary to analyze tourism in the regional context, a necessity enhanced also by the creation of development regions in the European Union, by the trend towards decentralization, by the importance of the Structural Funds and the European policies of social and economic cohesion. This research has a clearly defined general objective, this being the analysis of the evolution and the determination of the tourist activity intensity in the North-East region of Romania, compared to the other regions in the country, on the one hand, and in relation to two other similar regions from Poland and Slovakia, on the other hand. The specific objectives are formulated in such a way that the essential aspects for the research can be revealed while conducting it. The book includes the author's doctoral research findings and is organized as follows: introduction, six chapters, conclusions and annexes, resulting in an effective structuring and a logical sequence of the parts which give it consistency.

  14. Unustage töö ja eraelu tasakaal - seda pole olemas / Karen Schmidt ; kommenteerinud Adrian Furnham, Milvi Tepp

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    Viimaste uuringute kohaselt ei eksisteeri tänapäeva maailmas tasakaalu töö ja eraelu vahel, töö ja eraelu on põimunud - töööajal aetakse isiklikke asju, vaba aega kasutatakse töö tegemiseks. Üle-euroopalisest Samsungi töötajate uuringust

  15. Something of a curate's egg: comments on Adrian Harvey's An epoch in the annals of national sport.

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    2001-01-01

    This short review is an attempt to establish the balance of strengths and weaknesses in Harvey's essay. Its strengths seem to be principally two: (i) although he exaggerates its significance, Harvey is right to draw attention to the vibrant football culture that grew up in the Sheffield area in the 1850s and 60s; (ii) he is also right (and so is Goulstone) to point to the evidence for matches between pub sides of equal though variable numbers in the early nineteenth century. To my knowledge, this evidence is new and alters our understanding of the development of football in that period. However, the weaknesses in Harvey's case arguably outweigh its strengths. For example, he misconstrues the meaning of 'football' in medieval and early modern sources, wrongly assuming that the term referred to an entirely kicking game. Furthermore, Harvey's grounds for rejecting the influence of the public schools, especially Eton, on Sheffield football are flimsier than the admittedly scarce counter-evidence. Most importantly of all, Harvey shows a limited awareness of the variety of types of football that there were in these islands in the early nineteenth century and fails to situate his claims adequately in relation to the wider literature. In this connection, in his desire to downplay the role of the public schools, he neglects altogether the sociologically plausible suggestion that the initial bifurcation of rugby and soccer can be traced to Rugby-Eton rivalry in the 1840s.

  16. 78 FR 75676 - Mark W. Dobronski and Susan K. Dobronski-Acquisition of Control Exemption-Adrian & Blissfield...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board Mark W. Dobronski and Susan K. Dobronski--Acquisition of Control Exemption... Company, Lapeer Industrial Railroad Company and Jackson & Lansing Railroad Company Mark W. Dobronski and...

  17. All Prime Contract Awards by State or Country, Place, and Contractor, FY 87. Part 12. Adrian, Michigan-Wrenshall, Minnesota.

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  18. Kerr-McGee Gathering, LLC, Frederick Compressor Station; Order Granting Petition for Objection to Title V Operating Permit

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    This document may be of assistance in applying the Title V air operating permit regulations. This document is part of the Title V Petition Database available at www2.epa.gov/title-v-operating-permits/title-v-petition-database.

  19. BOOK REVIEW - Adrian Liviu Ivan, Teorii și practice ale integrării europene [Theories and Practices of European Integration

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    Full Text Available Teorii și practice ale integrării europene [Theories and Practices of European Integration] is a genuine contribution to understanding how the European Union’s particular character has been adjusted in more than half of century of institutional growth and development. Professor Ivan`s key argument for this book is that the European Union has been shaped as a functional project taking into consideration the diverse heritage and traditions of its Member States. The opening chapter of this book focuses on the particularities of international relations discipline after the Second World War in order to introduce the theme of European Integration Process. This chapter must be analysed in a series of contributions dedicated to the European Integration process and to the theories that made this integration possible because professor Ivan has previously published books such as: Statele Unite ale Europei [The United States of Europe], Sub zodia Statelor Unite ale Europei [Under the Sign of the United States of Europe], in which he debates the origins of the European construction and brings forward arguments to support the importance of each theoretical and functional pillar of this “Common European Project”.

  20. The end of the subordinate worker? The on-demand economy, the gig economy, and the need for protection for crowdworkers / Adrian Todoli-Signes

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    Töötajatest tulevikus, äriühingute muutumisest digitaalmaailmas ja füüsilisest isikust ettevõtjatest; töötajate kaitsmisest tööturul ja neile rakenduvatest tööseadustest; Uber'ist ja Amazon Mechanical Turk'ist

  1. Kas tead, kuidas mõtleb professor Furnham? : pettumise psühholoogia : usaldus töökohal / Adrian Furnham

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    Viis põhjust, miks inimesed muutuvad pühendunud töötajast oma organisatsiooni pettunud vaenlaseks. Veronica Hope Hailey teadustöös kirjeldatud neljast komponendist, millest koosneb usaldusväärsus

  2. Commentary on "The Effects of Musical Fit On Choice Between Competing Pairs of Cultural Products" by Joanne P.S. Yeoh & Adrian C. North

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    Full Text Available Yeoh and North (2009 believe their findings are a clear indication that musical fit can influence product choice among a non-Western sample; pieces of Indian and Malay music primed the selection of one corresponding type of product over another, while when there was no music played the choices indicated no reliable preference for either Indian or Malay items. However, a closer look at their methods of sampling, stimuli, procedures, and results, makes it clear that these conclusions are unfounded.

  3. KANE, Adrian Taylor. (Ed.. The Natural World in Latin American Literatures: Ecocritical Essays on Twentieth- Century Writings. Jefferson: McFarland & Co., Publishers, 2010. 252 p.

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    Mauro Maia Laruccia

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    Full Text Available De acordo com Donald Worster, para desenvolver a história ambiental, não basta mapear o campo e se concentrar no puramente mental ou intelectual, na expectativa de encontrar a natureza nas sociedadeshumanas. Esse é um processo em que percepções, ética, leis, mitos e outras estruturas de significados se tornam parte de um indivíduo ou um diálogo coletivo com a natureza. É claro que, se a tentativa ébuscar conclusões no cognitivo e traiçoeiro domínio semiótico, para, em seguida, reunir evidências aptas a apoiar tais conclusões, isso coloca um sério desafio. A literatura, porém, é uma fonte potencial - com limites e deficiências – para a qual os pesquisadores e historiadores ambientais podem voltar-se, a fim de, entre outros dados, buscar vestígios da natureza no discurso de um momento cultural específico. Em outras palavras, ficção e poesia qualificam-se como exemplos do que William Cronon afirmou serem fontes menos ortodoxas, ou seja, os tipos de provas que os pesquisadores e historiadores tomam emprestados de outras disciplinas, para desenvolver a história ambiental.

  4. The end of the subordinate worker? The on-demand economy, the gig economy, and the need for protection for crowdworkers / Adrian Todoli-Signes

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    Todoli-Signes, Adrian

    2017-01-01

    Tuleviku töötajatest, äriühingute muutumisest digitaalmaailmas ja füüsilisest isikust ettevõtjatest. Tuleviku töötajate kaitsmisest tööturul ja neile rakenduvatest tööõiguse seadustest. Uber'ist ja Amazon Mechanical Turk'ist

  5. Doing and writing qualitative research Adrian Holliday Doing and writing qualitative research Sage £19.99 224 0761963928 0761963928 [Formula: see text].

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    2004-07-01

    This book is a very useful addition to the literature on qualitative methods, and, although it makes few direct references to nursing, midwifery or other health professions, I would have no difficulty in recommending it to postgraduate students interested in this approach or, indeed, to PhD candidates who were not familiar with the qualitative approach. I am sure they would find the author's clarity of style and skillfully chosen illustrations helpful as they sought to get to grips with the practicalities of qualitative methods.

  6. O papel da mídia na construção social do risco: o caso Adrianópolis, no Vale do Ribeira The role of the media in the social construction of risk: the Adrianópolis case in Ribeira valley

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    Gabriela Marques Di Giulio

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    Full Text Available Analisa a influência da mídia na construção social do risco, a partir das diferentes percepções e atitudes de moradores de uma comunidade exposta à contaminação por chumbo. O estudo contemplou análise documental e pesquisa de campo com o objetivo de compreender o papel da mídia no processo de amplificação social do risco nesse caso e observar como as respostas a uma situação de risco interagem com processos psicológicos, sociais, institucionais e culturais. Além da influência direta da mídia, este estudo de caso revelou a incidência de outros fatores a moldar as percepções do risco da comunidade, como a falta de confiança nas instituições e nos políticos, a relação do risco com as atividades ocupacionais e os valores culturais e sociais.This article analyzes the influence of the media on the social construction of risk, from the different perceptions and attitudes of the residents of a community exposed to lead poisoning. The study used a combination of documental analysis and field research to build up an understanding of the role the media had taken in the social amplification of risk in this particular case and to observe how the responses to a situation of risk interacted with psychological, social, institutional and cultural processes. Aside from the direct influence of the media, this case study reveals the importance of other factors in molding the community's risk perceptions, such as a mistrust of institutions and politicians, the relationship between risk and work activities and cultural and social values.

  7. Order Responding to Petitioner's Request that the Administrator Object to Issuance of a State Operating Permit to Kerr-McGee Chemicals, LLC in Theodore, AL

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    This document may be of assistance in applying the Title V air operating permit regulations. This document is part of the Title V Petition Database available at www2.epa.gov/title-v-operating-permits/title-v-petition-database. Some documents in the database are a scanned or retyped version of a paper photocopy of the original. Although we have taken considerable effort to quality assure the documents, some may contain typographical errors. Contact the office that issued the document if you need a copy of the original.

  8. Keele salaelu / Kristiina Ross

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    Vana Testamendi eestikeelsest tõlkest, mille tegid ajavahemikul 1687-1690 isa ja poeg Andreas ja Adrian Virginius. Rmt.: Esimene Moosese raamat. Iiobi raamat / tõlkinud 1687-1690 Andreas ja Adrian Virginius. Tallinn, 2003

  9. 75 FR 26255 - Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies

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    ... of Adrian State Bank, both of Adrian, Minnesota. B. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Kenneth Binning, Vice President, Applications and Enforcement) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105...

  10. Iconografía de los testigos de los procesos teresianos. A propósito de Adrian Collaert y la escenografía de la capilla Cornaro

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    Moreno Cuadro, Fernando

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available This study focuses on the witnesses of the Teresian beatification and canonization processes remembered by the artists with the intention of serving as a reference to the spectator in order to put themselves in the position of “de visu” witnesses, as new testifiers of the scenes depicting key moments in the life of the barefoot reformer and of prodigious events caused by divine intervention. It is not a common type of figuration, especially that of the “reference witnesses” who confirm what is narrated from generation to generation, although the latter are highlighted in a special way in the Cornaro Chapel in Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome, linked to a print by Collaert, which Bernini used to fix the location of the members of this important Venetian family contemplating the Ecstasy of Saint Teresa.El trabajo se centra en los testigos de los procesos teresianos de beatificación y canonización que se recuerdan por los artistas con la intención de servir de referente al espectador para que se sitúe en el lugar de los atestiguantes “de visu”, como nuevos refrendarios de las escenas que representan momentos singulares de la vida de la reformadora descalza y sucesos prodigiosos debidos a la intervención divina. No es un tipo de figuración frecuente y menos aún la de los “testigos de referencia” que confirman lo narrado de generación en generación, aunque éstos se destacan de manera especial en la capilla Cornaro de Santa Maria della Vittoria de Roma, vinculada a una estampa de Collaert, que sirvió a Bernini para plantear la ubicación de los miembros de la importante familia veneciana contemplando el Éxtasis de Santa Teresa.

  11. Quantificação das Emissões de Gases Efeito Estufa – GEEs – Segundo Matriz Energética Diesel ou GNV no Transporte Público por Ônibus em NATAL–RN

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Dentre os contribuintes à poluição atmosférica mundial, o setor de transportes é responsável por considerável montante de emissões de gases poluentes. As emissões de gases poluentes causam uma gama de prejuízos sanitários, ambientais e, portanto, econômicos. Face à temática do aquecimento global e ao contexto do ganho de créditos de carbono via projetos tipo Mecanismo de Desenvolvimento Limpo (MDL, mostram-se favoráveis os estudos que possibilitem mitigar tais emissões e conseqüentes prejuízos. O presente estudo destina-se, primordialmente, a demonstrar a quantificação das emissões dos Gases Efeito Estufa – GEE’s expedidas pelo transporte público por ônibus da cidade de Natal-RN, no período de 2006 a 2008, tanto para a matriz energética atual, o Diesel, como para o GNV, no caso de hipotética substituição. Por conseguinte, visa a analisar a troca da matriz energética quanto à redução das externalidades e passivo ambiental gerado como conseqüência da atividade de transporte urbano, sendo o foco a temática ambiental. Os cálculos foram realizados tomando por base a metodologia explicitada pelo Painel Intergovernamental de Mudanças Climáticas – IPCC (The International Pannel for Climate Changes, na unidade de CO2eq. Os cálculos realizados indicam uma redução potencial das emissões em CO2eq de aproximadamente 49%, evidenciando que este fator deve ser considerado na avaliação mais global da viabilidade desta substituição.

  12. Greenhouse gases (GHG) and energy management in petroleum history, discussions and proposals; Gestao de gases do efeito estufa (GEE) e energia na historia do refino de petroleo: discussoes e propostas

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    Rodrigues, Glenda Rangel; Perisse, Juarez Barbosa; Bittencourt, Roberto Carlos Pontes [Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (PETROBRAS), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2012-07-01

    The oil refining is an intense activity in energy consumption ends up suffering pressures to reduce this consumption and therefore the emissions. In the case of the Brazilian refining park, it is time to increase conversion and hydrotreating, adjusting the quality of the products to the growing demand for fuel allowing fleet renewal, with better efficiency and lower emissions. This article presents an overview of refining, the analysis of the technological route chosen for the Hydrogen Generation Unit (HGU) and an example of emission evolution summarizing the impact of changes in greenhouse gas emissions in a refinery.

  13. Take the Template and Run: Austin Community College’s Student Library and Technology Use Study

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    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available In the Library with the Lead Pipe welcomes guest author Adrian Whatley. Adrian Whatley is the e-Resources Librarian at Austin Community College. She views her job as connecting students to the information they need in the easiest, most time-efficient manner possible. Part One: Setting the Stage Austin Community College Library Services (ACCLS, like many academic [...

  14. Guest-responsive structural adaptation of a rationally-designed ...

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    Tröger's Base; X-ray Crystallography; Host-Guest Chemistry; Lattice Inclusion. 1. Introduction. The knowledge of intermolecular ... guest molecules in the crystal lattice.4–8 A variety of lattice inclusion compounds based on diverse ..... Adrian J C and Wilcox C S 1989 J. Am. Chem. Soc. 111. 8055. 21. Adrian J C and Wilcox ...

  15. Local Legends of Medicine: Janelle Goetcheus, M.D.

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    ... I just didn't notice it," shrugged Donnie McGee as the nurse cut through the bandages covering ... of it would be amputated. But at last, McGee, homeless for years on the streets of Washington, ...

  16. Spasticity

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    ... ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 396. McGee S. Examination of the motor system: approach to weakness. In: McGee S, ed. Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis . 4th ed. Philadelphia, ...

  17. The Mixmasters: A Smart Marketing Mix Helps a Small College Dramatically Increase Student Enrollments.

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    Paul, R. Dana; Stark, Ken

    1983-01-01

    Adrian College's steady increase and confidence in enrollment projections stem from a research-based, thoughtfully planned, carefully implemented, highly controlled marketing programs. Four major elements of a successful marketing mix are identified: product, price, place, promotion. (MLW)

  18. Õnnelikud kodud kahel pool eesriiet / Triin Ojari

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    2004-01-01

    Elukeskkonna konverents "Võistlevad õnned. Elukeskkond külma sõja perioodil" Eesti Kunstiakadeemias. Esinevad David Crowley, Jeremy Morris, Susan E. Reidi, Adrian Forty, Kirsi Saarikangas. Kodumaistel teemadel kõnelevad Liina Jänes ja etnoloog Anu Kannike

  19. Differences in predatory pressure on terrestrial snails by birds and ...

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    by birds and mammals. ZUZANNA M ROSIN( PAULINA OLBORSKA( ADRIAN SURMACKI AND PIOTR TRYJANOWSKI. Supplementary table 1. Number of analysed individuals of particular species with specification of undamaged and damaged snails. Species. Total number of individuals. Undamaged individuals.

  20. Sisaliku jäljed piiblitõlkes : lõunaeestikeelse Vana Testamendi saatusest / Kristiina Ross

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    2011-01-01

    Uuritakse Kambja õpetaja Heinrich Anreas Erxlebeni lõunaeestikeelse Vana Testamendi tõlget (1796) ning leitakse, et sõnastuslikult langeb see suures osas kokku sada aastat varasema Andreas ja Adrian Virginiuse põhjaeestikeelse käsikirjaga

  1. Inverse feasibility problems of the inverse maximum flow problems

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    Author Affiliations. Adrian Deaconu1 Eleonor Ciurea1. Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Transilvania University of Bra¸sov, Bra¸sov, Iuliu Maniu st. 50, Romania ...

  2. Kasumlikkus kui kunst. Neurolingvistika kui hirmus keeruline asi / Aavo Kokk

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    2004-01-01

    Rets. rmt.: Adrian Slywotzky. Kasumlikkuse kunst. Tallinn, 2003 ja Anthony Robbins. Sisemine jõud. Tartu, 2003. Vt. samas: Rets. rmt.: Leif Edvinsson. Ettevõtluse pikkuskraadid. Avastusretk teadmusmajandusse. Tallinn, 2003. Kommenteerib Arvo Pihl

  3. Forecasting Instability Indicators in the Horn of Africa

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    2008-03-01

    change in variance over time. (Makridakis, Wheelwright , and McGee, 1983, 359). 2.3.3 Interpolation Methods Interpolation techniques are best suited...looking for changes in slope (Makridakis, Wheelwright , and McGee, 1983, 87). Some advantages of this method are that it requires limited data storage...Description of ARIMA (p,d,q) Models This sub-section uses the Makridakis, Wheelwright , and McGee test to show the development of ARIMA models

  4. The Contribution of the Spanish Guardia Civil to the Peace and Stability Operations Within the Human Security Framework

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    2010-03-08

    Phoenix, 2006. 48 Grupo de Estudios Estrategicos (GEES). " Una Guardia Civil para Europa". GEES, Apuntes n° 35 (October 4, 2006). http://www.gees.org...1999.- U.N. Civilian Police component in Kosovo (UNMIK.) 2000.- Oficina del Programa de Irak (no es especificamente una misi6n de paz) 2000.- Special...num 76 seguridad huma na conceptos experiencias y propuestas (accessed October 26, 2009). as the (pg 12 de Grassa) 5 Mr. Javier Solana de Madariaga

  5. Exiles no More

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    Bøss, Michael

    2005-01-01

    The essay argues that the poet and politician Thomas D'Arcy McGee and the novelist Mary Anne Sadlier, who edited McGee's poems after his death, contributed significantly to the acculturation of Irish Catholic immigrants in Canada and the United States.......The essay argues that the poet and politician Thomas D'Arcy McGee and the novelist Mary Anne Sadlier, who edited McGee's poems after his death, contributed significantly to the acculturation of Irish Catholic immigrants in Canada and the United States....

  6. Single, 14-Day, and 13-Week Repeated Dose Toxicity Studies of Daily Oral Gelidium elegans Extract Administration to Rats

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    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Gelidium elegans extract (GEE is derived from a red alga from the Asia–Pacific region, which has antioxidant, anti-adipogenic, and anti-hyperglycemic effects. However, detailed studies of the toxicology of GEE have not been performed. We evaluated the single oral dose toxicity of GEE in male and female Sprague-Dawley (CD rats. GEE did not cause deaths or have toxic effects at dosages of 5000 mg/kg/day, although compound-colored stools and diarrhea were observed in both sexes, which lasted <2 days. Therefore, the LD50 of GEE is likely to be >5000 mg/kg. We next evaluated the repeated oral dose toxicity of GEE in CD rats over 14 days and 13 weeks. GEE did not induce any significant toxicological changes in either sex at 2000 mg/kg/day. Repeated oral dose toxicity studies showed no adverse effects, in terms of clinical signs, mortality, body mass, food consumption, ophthalmic examination, urinalysis, hematology, serum biochemistry, necropsy, organ masses, or histopathology, at dosages of 500, 1000, or 2000 mg/kg/day. The no observed adverse effect level (NOAEL for GEE is thus likely to be >2000 mg/kg/day, and no pathology was identified in potential target organs. Therefore, this study indicates that repeated oral dosing with GEE is safe in CD rats.

  7. Comparison of generalized estimating equations and quadratic inference functions using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY) database

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    Odueyungbo, Adefowope; Browne, Dillon; Akhtar-Danesh, Noori; Thabane, Lehana

    2008-01-01

    The generalized estimating equations (GEE) technique is often used in longitudinal data modeling, where investigators are interested in population-averaged effects of covariates on responses of interest...

  8. Determinants of undernutrition among women of reproductive age in ...

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    2015-05-01

    The University of Dodoma. 2Associate Professor ... Keywords: BMI, GEE, OR, reproductive women, Tanzania, undernutrition. Determinants of undernutrition among women of reproductive age in Tanzania mainland. Introduction.

  9. S. DR. O. NoREL, /iei Ge&e

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    144), maar elke konkordans kan ons leer dat van die Gees van God of van die Here en van Sy goeie Gees meermale sprake is. Die onderskeid tussen wraaklied en vloekpsalm (bl. 152) lyk nogal willekeurig gestel; oor die sgn. vloekpsalms kan heelwat gesê word wat tot regter begrip dien, soos die Psalmverklaring in Tekst.

  10. Possibility Spaces: Using The Sims 2 as a Sandbox to Explore Possible Selves with At-Risk Teenage Males

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    King, Elizabeth

    2011-01-01

    Interactive technologies provide today's youth a low stakes sandbox to collect experiences (Gee, 2004) and try tasks and identities (Gee, 1991) that push the boundaries of "known" and open up the world of possibility. Pairing affordances of video games with the possible selves framework (Markus & Nurius, 1986), research involved…

  11. 512x512, 100Hz Mid-wave Infrared LED Scene Projector

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    2015-03-31

    McGee , N. A. Waite, J. Dickason, K. W. Goossen, J. Lawler, G. Sullivan, A. Ikhlassi, F. Kiamilev, E. J. Koerperick, L. M. Murray, J. P. Prineas...5. C. Lange, R. McGee , N. Waite, R. Haislip, and F. Kiamilev, “System for driving 2D infrared emitter arrays at cryogenic temperatures,” Proc. SPIE

  12. The United States Army’s Full-Spectrum Training Strategy Challenge

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    2012-05-17

    Byrnes.html, (accessed November 19, 2011); U.S. Department of the Army, Army Transformation Roadmap 2001, http://www.gees.org/ documentos /Documen-016.pdf...1980, Dec 8, 2004, (accessed September 12, 2011). U.S. Department of the Army, Army Transformation Roadmap 2001, http://www.gees.org/ documentos

  13. Athletics Raises a College from the Ground up

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    Sander, Libby

    2008-01-01

    For decades, the 40-acre meadow separating Adrian College from a state highway was an afterthought on the modest campus of low-slung limestone buildings. However, in less than three years, the grassy expanse, like the college itself, has undergone a transformation. The newly developed acreage--boasting an ice arena, football and baseball stadiums,…

  14. Pop / Aivar Tõnso

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    Tõnso, Aivar, 1971-

    2005-01-01

    Heliplaatidest: AGF/Vladislav Delay "Explode", Adrian Belew "Side One", Venetian Snares "Rossz Csillag Allat Született", The Bravery "The Bravery", Erinevad esinejad "Music From the Land and From near the Sea. Faraway sound from Estonia, Latvia and Iceland", Amon Tobin "Chaos Theory", Jon Hassell "Maarifa Street. Magic Realism 2", Crosby Stills & Nash "Greatest Hits", Pola "Meme"

  15. Koduseinale maal oma sõrmejäljest või DNA-st / Tiiu Laks

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    Laks, Tiiu, 1984-

    2006-01-01

    Disainerite duo DNA11 - Adrian Salamunovic ja Nazim Ahmed teevad soovijate DNA-st või sõrmejäljest kunstiteose. Näpujälg skaneeritakse arvutisse, DNA näidis viiakse laborisse, kus selle väljavõtet pildistatakse

  16. Construyendo la democracia en sociedades posconflicto: Un ...

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    2007-01-01

    Jan 1, 2007 ... Nayelly Loya Marín is a researcher with the FLACSO Program (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales), El Salvador. Carlos G. Ramos is the Academic Coordinator of the FLACSO Program (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales), El Salvador. Adrian Zapata was a Professor at the ...

  17. 78 FR 5442 - Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company

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    2013-01-25

    ..., Minnesota 55480-0291: 1. Kellen M. Shebeck, Underwood, Minnesota, and Meegan S. Heiderbrink, Adrian, Minnesota; to retain voting shares of Underwood Bancshares, Inc., and thereby indirectly retain voting shares of Farmers State Bank of Underwood, both in Underwood, Minnesota. Board of Governors of the...

  18. Suurvõlgnik Dubai avab kõrgeima torni / Liisi Poll

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    2010-01-01

    Dubais avati maailma kõrgeim hoone Burj Dubai (Burj Khalifa). Pilvelõhkuja on 818 meetrit kõrge. Hoone arhitektiks on ameeriklane Adrian Smith. Samal teemal ka artikkel "Tuul Araabia imepurjedes" lk. 2. Lühidalt tuntumatest pilvelõhkujatest

  19. . The importance of low host densities for successful parasitism of ...

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    assisted in a trigonometric survey of the reed bed and the. Surveying Department at Pretoria University supplied equipment for this survey. 100s Estcrhuiscn assisted in processing data from the trigonometric survey. My sincere appreciation goes to all these pcople. Thanks also to Adrian. Craig for constructive criticism of the ...

  20. Kode-performance og kode-æstetisering

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    Andersen, Christian Ulrik

    2007-01-01

    Med udgangspunkt i de to kunstnere Alex McLean og Adrian Wards optræden med at programmere computermusik live foran et publikum diskuteres den nyere digitale kunsts optagethed af computerkoden som et selvstændigt kunstnerisk udtryk....

  1. Un vistazo a los pilares de la Lingüística Moderna: Saussure, Chomsky Y Van Dijk. Del Estructuralismo a la Lingüística textual

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    JOSELYN CORREDOR TAPIAS; LUIS FERNANDO NIETO RUIZ

    2007-01-01

    Este artículo pretende dar un vistazo a los postulados básicos del estructuralismo, del generativismo y de la lingüística del texto - con sus principales figuras: Ferdinand de Saussure, Noam Avram Chomsky y Teun Adrian Van Dijk, puesto que estas corrientes se consideran como los grandes paradigmas de la lingüística moderna.

  2. MORPHOMETRY OF ELEPHANT'TUSKS Department of Zoology ...

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    farther from the hUll on the outside curvature. Our end point was the mid line of this ellipse as seen in lateral view of the tusk. R ep rod u ced ...... To biologists Adrian Lind of Rhodesia and John Hanks of the Zambian Department of Game and Fisheries and many others who lent a hand in weighing tusks, I am deeply grateful.

  3. Bybelse modelle van die huwelik: \\'n Kritiese perspektief | Dreyer ...

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    Churches worldwide are struggling to find answers to address the problem in their communities. The book of Adrian Thatcher “Marriage after modernity, Christian marriage in postmodern times”, is a resent publication which endeavours to formulate guidelines for marriage in postmodern society. This article is an attempt to ...

  4. The Ecuadorean Army, Security and Development in the 90s.

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    1992-03-26

    24. Ibid. 25. Ibid. 26. Ibid. 27. El Comercio, Quito, 27 April 1991. 28. El ExDreso, Guayaquil, 30 July 1991. 29. El Universo , Guayaquil, 5 August...Quito. El Comercio, Quito. El_ e, Guayaquil. El Universo , Quito. English, Adrian J., Armed Forces of Latin America, Jane’s Publishing Company Ltd

  5. Recent Approaches to the Synthesis of High Explosive and Energetic Materials: A Review,

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    1982-04-01

    uncovered many mistakes. The herculean efforts of Miss Maria Genovese with typing and Mr. Adrian Pitt with diagram preparations, proofing, etc, were...168043y). 138. VanderWerf, C.A., Heisler , R.Y. and McEwan, W.E. (1954). 3. ’kmer. Chem. Soc. 76, 1231. 55 139. Frankel, M.B., Wilson, E.R. and

  6. 'Tom & Viv' ehk Elulugu kunstiks / Jaak Rähesoo

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    Rähesoo, Jaak, 1941-

    1996-01-01

    Mängufilm Thomas Stearns Eliotist Michael Hastingsi näidendi põhjal, stsenaristid Michael Hastings ja Adrian Hodges, re̓issöör Brian Gilbert : Suurbritannia, 1994. Ka autori suhtumisest Madis Kõivu ja Jaan Krossi biograafilistesse teostesse. Järg: 26. jaan., lk. 12

  7. Econometric Business Cycle Research

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    J. Tinbergen (Jan)

    1940-01-01

    textabstractAlso published in: G. Haberler (Ed.), Readings in Business Cycles Theory, Blakiston, Philadelphia, 1944, pp. 61-86, in: Adrian C. Darnell (Ed.), The History of Econometrics, Vol. 2, Edward Elgar, Aldershot, 1994, pp. 230-247 and in: David F. Hendry and Mary S. Morgan (Eds), The

  8. On a Method of Statistical Business-Cycle Research; a reply (to Keynes)

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    J. Tinbergen (Jan)

    1940-01-01

    textabstractAlso published in: A.H. Hansen and R.V. Clemence (Eds), Readings on Business Cycles and National Income, Allen & Unwin, London, 1953, pp. 341-354, in: Adrian C. Darnell (Ed), The History of Econometrics Vol. 2, Edward Elgar, Aldershot, 1994, pp. 214-227 and in: Dale J. Poirier (Ed), The

  9. 77 FR 4817 - Radio Broadcasting Services; AM or FM Proposals To Change The Community of License

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    2012-01-31

    ... COMMISSION Radio Broadcasting Services; AM or FM Proposals To Change The Community of License AGENCY: Federal..., BMPED- 20120117AEC, From FREEMAN, MO, To ADRIAN, MO; COCHISE BROADCASTING LLC, Station KZXQ, Facility ID... BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC., Station WTDA, Facility ID 60099, BPH-20101004ACN, From WESTERVILLE, OH, To...

  10. Author Details

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    Craig, Adrian. Vol 26, No 3 (1991) - Articles Book Reviews Abstract PDF · Vol 27, No 1 (1992) - Articles Book Reviews Abstract PDF · Vol 27, No 2 (1992) - Articles Book Reviews Abstract PDF · Vol 49, No 1 (2014) - Articles Book review. Abstract · Vol 37, No 2 (2002) - Articles Book Review: Bird Migration: A General Survey

  11. Kaks europarlamendi liiget panid ameti maha / Hendrik Vosman

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    Vosman, Hendrik

    2011-01-01

    Suurbritannia nädalalehe Sunday Times ajakirjanikud, kes esitlesid end Brüsseli lobistidena, paljastasid, et Euroopa Parlamendi liikmed Ernst Strasser Austriast, Adrian Severin Rumeeniast ja Zoran Thaler Sloveeniast olid valmis nende käest pistist võtma ning spetsiifilisi seadusemuudatusi läbi suruma

  12. Designing Robust and Resilient Tactical MANETs

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    2014-09-25

    Multipath Wireless Network, IEEE ISIT 2012. 01-JUL-12, . : , Tzong-Chen Wu, Chia-Hsin Owen Chen, Chung-Wei Chen, Cynthia Kuo, Yan-Hao Lai, Jonathan...Communications. 01-MAY-08, . : , Qing Li , Meiyuan Zhao , Jesse Walker, Yih-Chun Hu, Adrian Perrig, Wade Trappe. SEAR: A Secure Efficient Ad Hoc On Demand Routing

  13. Browse Author Index

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    Hernandez, Julio C · Herniund, Y · Hernlund, Y · Hess, R · Hessini, L · Hessini, Leila · Hiadzi, EK · Higgins, Melinda · Hilber, Adriane Martin · Hill, AG 1 - 50 of 94 Items 1 2 > >>. ISSN: 1118-4841. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL ...

  14. Mis juhtus Puhja kiriklas? : ühe vana tõlke algust otsides / Annika Kilgi, Inge Käsi, Aivar Põldvee ... [jt.

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    2014-01-01

    Otsitakse vastust küsimusele, kumb keel oli isa-poja Andreas ja Adrian Virginiuse tõlgitud Vana Testamendi sihtkeel, kas lõunaeesti või põhjaeesti keel ning kas Puhjas toimus midagi tõlketalgute taolist. Artikkel fikseerib uurimise hetkeseisu

  15. Educación superior y desarrollo sustentable en el Municipio de Ixmiquilpan, Valle del Mezquital Estado de Hidalgo /

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    2012-01-01

     tesis que para obtener el grado de Doctorado en Economía, presenta Jaime Llanos Martinez ; asesor Cesar Adrian Ramirez Miranda204 páginas : ilustracionesDoctorado en Economía UNAM, Facultad de Estudios Superiores Aragón, 2012

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    [Accessed 2 December, 2003]. 4. Khaw, Adrian 1., Brent Burkholder, Salama P, and Dondero TJ. HIV Risk and Prevention in Emergency-affected Populations: A Review. Disasters 2000; 24(3): 181-197. 5. Brent T and TooleMJ. Evolution of Complex Disasters, The.

  17. Mismanaging Concussions in Intercollegiate Football

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    Moser, Austin; Miller, John J.

    2014-01-01

    In 2011, Adrian Arrington filed a class action lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) on behalf of himself and other athletes who had sustained concussions that resulted in long-term injuries. In the lawsuit, Arrington alleged that the NCAA employed a negligent approach to concussed student-athletes.

  18. The engaging manager the joy of management and being managed

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    Furnham, Adrian

    2012-01-01

    In this new collection of articles on managing and being managed, Adrian Furnham, author of Bad Apples, offers an engaging and witty look into the world of being an engaging manager. Based on strong research this book offers a substantial introduction to the joy of management.

  19. 78 FR 48773 - Quarterly Publication of Individuals, Who Have Chosen To Expatriate, as Required by Section 6039G

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    2013-08-09

    ... IVO EGLOFF CORRINE EGLOFF HEINZ EGNAL BARTON ALEXANDER EHRISMANN MARCUS ANGELO EIGENMANN MAX EKHOLM... DIANE GUBLER HEINZ GUILLAUME JEANNE GUNNING DONALD FITTS GUNTERT JANE MARGARET GURNEY MONICA L GUT... HANS MANFRED HOLZINGER HEINZ JOHN HONICKE ADRIAN KENNETH HOROWITZ DINA HOSHI MASAHIDE DAVID HOWE...

  20. Vaikne ameeriklane / Tõnis Erilaid

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    Erilaid, Tõnis, 1943-

    2004-01-01

    USA toetas George Sorose rahaga töötava Freedom House'i kaudu Ukrainat presidendikandidaadi Viktor Jushtshenko edu tagamiseks ning Freedom House'i nõuniku Adrian Karatnycky juhatusel koolitati inimesi Ukrainas välja tänavameeleavaldusteks. Lisa: Mida lubab valijatele Viktor Jushtshenko

  1. The lighting of traffic tunnels. A paper presented at a meeting of the Shanghai Association for Science and Technology SAST, October 9 and October 12, 1987.

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    Schreuder, D.A.

    1988-01-01

    The major problems for the lighting of tunnels concentrate in the daytime lighting for the first part of the tunnel directly following the entrance. The steady state theory of tunnel lighting as developed by Schreuder and Narisada, and the straylight- theory, developed by Adrian, are discussed.

  2. Base Camp Life Cycle Management: Focusing on the Critical Elements

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    2011-12-01

    Hatch, Ronald Heifetz , and John Kotter detail theories on the core concept of power, as well as the difference sources of power within an organization...2011). Heifetz , Ronald A. Leadership Without Easy Answers. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1994. Henderson, Rick, and Adrian T. Moore

  3. Integrated Information and Network Management for End-to-End Quality of Service

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    Integrated Information and Network Management for End-to-End Quality of Service Marco Carvalho and Adrian Granados Florida Institute for...Carvalho, M., Granados A., Naqwi, W., Brothers, A., Hanna, J., and Turck, K., “A cross-layer communications substrate for tactical information management

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  5. South African Medical Journal - Vol 106, No 10 (2016)

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    Passing the baton to pharmacists and nurses: New models of antibiotic stewardship for South Africa? EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Adrian J Brink, Dena van den Bergh, Marc Mendelson, Guy A Richards, 947-948.

  6. Divine empowerment: The Holy Spirit and church revitalisation

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    Full Text Available How do principles of church revitalisation correlate with the divine work of the Holy Spirit? This article argues that the Spirit is the primary agent of church revitalisation, and churchleaders should cooperate with the Spirit as he works for revitalisation. Thus the Spirit empowers church leaders who are used by him to revive, renew, and revitalise a church community. After briefly defining the Spirit’s empowerment with biblical examples, this article examines the underlying principles of empowerment for church leaders, followed by briefly considering methodology for church revitalisation. The author concludes by suggesting several signs of biblical empowerment in a local church community. Goddelike bemagtiging: Die Heilige Gees en kerkherstel. Watter plek beklee die goddelike werking van die Heilige Gees in die beginsels van kerkherstel? Hierdie artikel poneer dat die Heilige Gees die primêre agent is om nuwe lewe in die kerk te bring en kerkleiers behoort onder leiding van die Heilige Gees hulle hiervoor te beywer. Die Heilige Gees bemagtig dus die kerkleiers wat Hy gebruik om ’n kerklike gemeenskap te laat herleef, te vernuwe en hulle te besiel met lewenskragtigheid. Die Gees se bemagtiging word kortliks aan die hand van bybelse voorbeelde gedefineer, waarna die grondliggende beginsels vir die bemagtiging van die kerkleiers ondersoek word. Daarna word die metodologie om nuwe lewenskrag in die kerk te bring kortliks oorweeg. Die outeur sluit af deur verskeie tekens uit te lig wat op skriftuurlike bemagtiging van die Heilige Gees in die plaaslike kerkgemeenskap dui.

  7. Occupational exposures to leaded and unleaded gasoline engine emissions and lung cancer risk.

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    Xu, Mengting; Siemiatycki, Jack; Lavoué, Jérôme; Pasquet, Romain; Pintos, Javier; Rousseau, Marie-Claude; Richardson, Lesley; Ho, Vikki

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    To determine whether occupational exposure to gasoline engine emissions (GEE) increased the risk of lung cancer and more specifically whether leaded or unleaded GEE increased the risk. Two population-based case-control studies were conducted in Montreal, Canada. The first was conducted in the early 1980s and included many types of cancer including lung cancer. The second was conducted in the late 1990s and focused on lung cancer. Population controls were used in both studies. Altogether, there were 1595 cases and 1432 population controls. A comprehensive expert-based exposure assessment procedure was implemented and exposure was assessed for 294 agents, including unleaded GEE, leaded GEE and diesel engine emissions (DEE). Logistic regression analyses were conducted to estimate ORs between various metrics of GEE exposure and lung cancer, adjusting for smoking, DEE and other potential confounders. About half of all controls were occupationally exposed to GEE. Irrespective of the metrics of exposure (any exposure, duration of exposure and cumulative exposure) and the type of lung cancer, and the covariates included in models, none of the point estimates of the ORs between occupational exposure to leaded or unleaded GEE and lung cancer were above 1.0. Pooling two studies, the OR for any exposure to leaded GEE was 0.82 (0.68-1.00). Our results do not support the hypothesis that occupational exposure to GEE increases the risk of lung cancer. © 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.

  8. 75 FR 7538 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... soliciting comments concerning the CDFI Fund's Quarterly New Markets Report (QNMR) for New Markets Tax Credit...: Direct all comments to Charles McGee, Program Manager, Certification, Compliance Monitoring and... Manager, Certification, Compliance Monitoring and Evaluation, Community Development Financial Institutions...

  9. Abandoned Uranium Mine (AUM) Tronox Mine Areas, Navajo Nation, 2016, US EPA Region 9

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — List of mines operated by the Kerr McGee Corp. in the settlement between Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and the U.S. government (also known as the Tronox settlement)

  10. Social Phobia Inventory (SoPhI): Validez y fiabilidad en una poblacion adolescente

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    Rosa María Bermejo; Luís Joaquín García López; María Dolores Hidalgo

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      Although there are numerous self-report measures to assess social anxiety in adults, and an increasing number in adolescents, only one scale designed during the last decade, the Social Phobia Inventory (SoPhI; Moore & Gee, 2003...

  11. Internalizing and externalizing problems in immigrant boys and girls : Comparing native Dutch and Moroccan immigrant adolescents across time

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    Paalman, Carmen; van Domburgh, Lieke; Stevens, Gonneke; Vermeiren, Robert; van de Ven, Peter; Branje, Susan; Frijns, Tom; Meeus, W.H.J.; Koot, Hans; van Lier, Pol; Jansen, Lucres; Doreleijers, Theo

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    This longitudinal study explores differences between native Dutch and immigrant Moroccan adolescents in the relationship between internalizing and externalizing problems across time. By using generalized estimating equations (GEE), the strength and stability of associations between internalizing and

  12. CARVE Modeled Gross Ecosystem CO2 Exchange and Respiration, Alaska, 2012-2014

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This data set provides 3-hourly estimates of gross ecosystem CO2 exchange (GEE) and respiration (autotrophic and heterotrophic) for the state of Alaska from 2012 to...

  13. Satellite Data for All? Review of Google Earth Engine for Archaeological Remote Sensing

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    Full Text Available A review of Google Earth Engine for archaeological remote sensing using satellite data. GEE is a freely accessible software option for processing remotely sensed data, part of the larger Google suite of products.

  14. Abandoned Uranium Mine (AUM) Tronox Mine Points, Navajo Nation, 2016, US EPA Region 9

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — This GIS dataset contains point features that represent mines operated by the Kerr McGee Corp. in the settlement between Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and the U.S....

  15. Soomlased avasid veel ühe moodsa kunsti muuseumi / Reet Varblane

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    Tapiola WeeGee keskuses avati Espoo moodsa kunsti muuseum EMMA. Hoone on projekteerinud Aarno Ruusuvuori. Avatud on Kazimir Malevitshi, Shirin Neshati ja Ruutupoisi rühmituse näitused ning Saastamoise fondi kollektsioon

  16. Plaadid / Valner Valme

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    Uutest heliplaatidest Ashanti "Concerte Rose", My Chemical Romance "Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge", Bee Gees "Number Ones", Def Leppard "Best of...", Vanessa-Mae "Choregraphy", Tencu "O O O", Kuti, Femi "Africa Shrine"

  17. Numbness and tingling

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    ... Concepts and Clinical Practice . 8th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2014:chap 107. Katirji B, Koontz D. ... Neurology in Clinical Practice . 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2012:chap 76. McGee S. Examination of the ...

  18. THE CASE AGAINST LEARNING IN SCHOOL WITH EVIDENCE FROM VIDEO GAME STUDIES

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    2013-01-01

    .... Then, she demonstrates that learning principles built into the video games as proposed by James Gee, are more effective in engaging players in skills needed in the 21st century than many activities...

  19. Comparison of generalized estimating equations and quadratic inference functions using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY) database.

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    Odueyungbo, Adefowope; Browne, Dillon; Akhtar-Danesh, Noori; Thabane, Lehana

    2008-05-09

    The generalized estimating equations (GEE) technique is often used in longitudinal data modeling, where investigators are interested in population-averaged effects of covariates on responses of interest. GEE involves specifying a model relating covariates to outcomes and a plausible correlation structure between responses at different time periods. While GEE parameter estimates are consistent irrespective of the true underlying correlation structure, the method has some limitations that include challenges with model selection due to lack of absolute goodness-of-fit tests to aid comparisons among several plausible models. The quadratic inference functions (QIF) method extends the capabilities of GEE, while also addressing some GEE limitations. We conducted a comparative study between GEE and QIF via an illustrative example, using data from the "National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY)" database. The NLSCY dataset consists of long-term, population based survey data collected since 1994, and is designed to evaluate the determinants of developmental outcomes in Canadian children. We modeled the relationship between hyperactivity-inattention and gender, age, family functioning, maternal depression symptoms, household income adequacy, maternal immigration status and maternal educational level using GEE and QIF. Basis for comparison include: (1) ease of model selection; (2) sensitivity of results to different working correlation matrices; and (3) efficiency of parameter estimates. The sample included 795, 858 respondents (50.3% male; 12% immigrant; 6% from dysfunctional families). QIF analysis reveals that gender (male) (odds ratio [OR] = 1.73; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.10 to 2.71), family dysfunctional (OR = 2.84, 95% CI of 1.58 to 5.11), and maternal depression (OR = 2.49, 95% CI of 1.60 to 2.60) are significantly associated with higher odds of hyperactivity-inattention. The results remained robust under GEE modeling. Model selection was

  20. 6-Shogaol-Rich Extract from Ginger Up-Regulates the Antioxidant Defense Systems in Cells and Mice

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    Mira Jun

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available The rhizome of ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe is known to have several bioactive compounds including gingerols and shogaols which possess beneficial health properties such as anti-inflammatory and chemopreventive effects. Based on recent observations that 6-shogaol may have more potent bioactivity than 6-gingerol, we obtained a 6-shogaol-rich extract from ginger and examined its effects on the nuclear factor E2-related factor2 (Nrf2/antioxidant response element (ARE pathway in vitro and in vivo. 6-Shogaol-rich extract was produced by extracting ginger powder with 95% ethanol at 80 °C after drying at 80 °C (GEE8080. GEE8080 contained over 6-fold more 6-shogaol compared to the room temperature extract (GEE80RT. In HepG2 cells, GEE8080 displayed much stronger inductions of ARE-reporter gene activity and Nrf2 expression than GEE80RT. GEE8080 stimulated phosphorylations of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs such as ERK, JNK, and p38. Moreover, the GEE8080-induced expressions of Nrf2 and HO-1 were attenuated by treatments of SB202190 (a p38 specific inhibitor and LY294002 (an Akt specific inhibitor. In a mouse model, the GEE8080 decreased the diethylnitrosamine (DEN-mediated elevations of serum aspartate transaminase and alanine transaminase as well as the DEN-induced hepatic lipid peroxidation. Inductions of Nrf2 and HO-1 by GEE8080 were also confirmed in the mice. In addition, the administration of GEE8080 to the mice also restored the DEN-reduced activity and protein expression of hepatic antioxidant enzymes such as superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase and catalase. In conclusion, GEE8080, a 6-shogaol-rich ginger extract, may enhance antioxidant defense mechanism through the induction of Nrf2 and HO-1 regulated by p38 MAPK and PI3k/Akt pathway in vitro and in vivo.

  1. Body Size Changes of Royal Australian Air Force Aircrew: 1971 - 2005

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    2009-08-01

    from cardiovascular disease and all-causes (Flegal et al., 2005; Gelber et al., 2007; McGee , 2004; World Health Organisation, 1998). While studies have...studies (but not all) have found that overweight (BMI 25-30 kg.m-2) is not associated with increased mortality (Flegal et al., 2005; McGee , 2004). The...and obesity have coincided with secular declines in several cardiovascular disease risk factors (e.g. cholesterol, blood pressure and smoking

  2. Contrasting the patterns of aspen forest and sagebrush shrubland gross ecosystem exchange in montane Idaho, USA

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    Fellows, A.; Flerchinger, G. N.; Seyfried, M. S.

    2015-12-01

    We investigated the environmental controls on Gross Ecosystem Exchange (GEE) at an aspen forest and a sagebrush shrubland in southwest Idaho. The two sites were situated within a mosaic of vegetation that included temperate deciduous trees, shrublands, and evergreen conifer trees. The distribution of vegetation was presumably linked to water availability; aspen were located in wetter high-elevations sites, topographic drainages, or near snow drifts. Local temperatures have increased by ~2-3 °C over the past 50 years and less precipitation has arrived as snow. These ongoing changes in weather may impact snow water redistribution, plant-water availability, and plant-thermal stress, with associated impacts on vegetation health and production. We used eddy covariance to measure the exchange of water and carbon dioxide above the two sites and partitioned the net carbon flux to determine GEE. The sagebrush record was from 2003-2007 and the aspen record was from 2007-12. The region experienced a modest-to-severe drought in 2007, with ~73% of typical precipitation. We found that aspen were local "hotspots" for carbon exchange; peak rates of aspen GEE were ~ 60% greater than the peak rates of sagebrush GEE. Light, temperature, and water availability were dominant controls on the seasonality of GEE at both sites. Sagebrush and aspen were dormant during winter, limited by cold temperatures during winter and early spring, and water availability during mid-late summer. The onset of summer drought was typically later in the aspen than in the sagebrush. Drifting snow, lateral water redistribution, or increased rooting depths may have increased water availability in the aspen stand. Seasonal patterns of observed soil moisture and evaporation indicated aspen were rooted to >= 1 m. The sagebrush and aspen both responded strongly to the 2007 drought; peak GEE decreased by ~75%, peak GEE shifted to earlier parts of the year, and mid-summer GEE was decreased. We consider potential

  3. Consolidated List of Debarred, Suspended, and Ineligible Contractors as of April 10, 1985.

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    Daniel G. (See Pace McGee, Hilary , Jr. (See Office LVT Sup., o c.(S Development, Inc.) Cleaners, Inc.)Bemsa rwry T.) Mitcheli Dr., Manchester, CT 06040...See Thompson, Martel, Paul E. (See Pace McGee, Hilary J. (See Office Lynch, Nicholas, c/o Dunham WAIlliam C.) Development, Inc.) Cleaners, Inc.) aid...Spingfield, MA (Also Duquef , Ellingson Construction Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85041 (See 34 East Putnam Av., Port Jamee) D,00, 114147. Company) Feele0 Samuel G

  4. The role of environmental variables in structuring landscape-scale species distributions in seafloor habitats.

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    Kraan, Casper; Aarts, Geert; Van der Meer, Jaap; Piersma, Theunis

    2010-06-01

    Ongoing statistical sophistication allows a shift from describing species' spatial distributions toward statistically disentangling the possible roles of environmental variables in shaping species distributions. Based on a landscape-scale benthic survey in the Dutch Wadden Sea, we show the merits of spatially explicit generalized estimating equations (GEE). The intertidal macrozoobenthic species, Macoma balthica, Cerastoderma edule, Marenzelleria viridis, Scoloplos armiger, Corophium volutator, and Urothoe poseidonis served as test cases, with median grain-size and inundation time as typical environmental explanatory variables. GEEs outperformed spatially naive generalized linear models (GLMs), and removed much residual spatial structure, indicating the importance of median grain-size and inundation time in shaping landscape-scale species distributions in the intertidal. GEE regression coefficients were smaller than those attained with GLM, and GEE standard errors were larger. The best fitting GEE for each species was used to predict species' density in relation to median grain-size and inundation time. Although no drastic changes were noted compared to previous work that described habitat suitability for benthic fauna in the Wadden Sea, our predictions provided more detailed and unbiased estimates of the determinants of species-environment relationships. We conclude that spatial GEEs offer the necessary methodological advances to further steps toward linking pattern to process.

  5. Gelidium elegans Extract Ameliorates Type 2 Diabetes via Regulation of MAPK and PI3K/Akt Signaling

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    Jia Choi

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Gelidium elegans, a red alga native to the Asia Pacific region, contains biologically active polyphenols. We conducted a molecular biological study of the anti-diabetic effect of Gelidium elegans extract (GEE in C57BL/KsJ-db/db mice. Mice that had been administered GEE had significantly lower body mass, water consumption, and fasting blood glucose than db/db controls. Moreover, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c, an indicator of the glycemic status of people with diabetes, was significantly lower in mice that had been administered GEE. We also found that 200 mg/kg/day GEE upregulates the insulin signaling pathway by activating insulin receptor substrate-1 (IRS-1 and phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K, and increasing the expression of glucose transporter type 4 (GLUT4. In parallel, mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK activity was lower in GEE-treated groups. In summary, these findings indicate that GEE regulates glucose metabolism by activating the insulin signaling pathway and downregulating the MAPK signaling pathway.

  6. Renal protective effects of extracts from guava fruit (Psidium guajava L.) in diabetic mice.

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    Lin, Chia-Yu; Lin, Chia-Yun; Yin, Mei-Chin

    2012-09-01

    This study analyzed the content of phenolic acids and flavonoids in extracts of guava fruit (Psidium guajava L.), and examined the renal protective effects of guava aqueous extract (GAE) and ethanol extract (GEE) in diabetic mice. GAE had more caffeic acid, myricetin, and quercetin; and GEE had more cinnamic, coumaric and ferulic acids. GAE or GEE at 1 and 2 % was supplied in diet for 12 weeks. GAE or GEE intake at 2 % significantly reduced glucose and blood urea nitrogen levels, increased insulin level in plasma of diabetic mice (p < 0.05). GAE or GEE treatments dose-dependently reserved glutathione content, retained activity of catalase and glutathione peroxidase, and decreased reactive oxygen species, interleukin (IL)-6, tumor necrosis factor-α and IL-1β levels in kidney (p < 0.05). GAE and GEE treatments at 2 % significantly declined renal N (ε)-(carboxymethyl)lysine, pentosidine and fructose levels (p < 0.05), and suppressed renal activity of aldose reductase (p < 0.05). These findings support that guava fruit could protect kidney against diabetic progression via its anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory and anti-glycative effects.

  7. Targeting improved user experience in KONE CRM opportunities management

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    Parada Suarez, Diana Carolina

    2015-01-01

    The primary objective of this study is to enquire about potential elements for simplification and further enhancements of KONE CRM opportunities tab layout, and overall opportunity management at KONE, as means to improve users’ experience, foster adoption and increase levels of sales efficiency across KONE CRM users globally. This study´s theoretical framework highlights the contributions of authors like Adrian Payne (2008) and Ed Peelen (2005) in what concerns to the concept and strateg...

  8. The influence of transverse tubular delays on the kinetics of charge movement in mammalian skeletal muscle

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    A model was developed to describe the kinetics of slow, voltage- dependent charge movement in the rat omohyoid muscle. To represent the electrically distributed nature of the transverse tubular system (t- system), we followed an approach similar to that described by Adrian and Peachey (1973 J. Physiol. [Lond.]. 235:103), and approximated the fiber with 12 concentric cylindrical shells. Incorporated into each shell were capacitative and conductive elements that represented the passive electric...

  9. Marine biosecurity: protecting indigenous marine species

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    Cook, Elizabeth; Brown,Sarah; Payne,Robin; Macleod,Adrian

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    Elizabeth J Cook,1 Robin D Payne,2 Adrian K Macleod,3 Sarah F Brown4 1Scottish Association for Marine Science, Scottish Marine Institute, Oban, Argyll, 2Alyth, Perthshire, 3Scottish Association for Marine Science Research Services Limited, Scottish Marine Institute, Oban, Argyll, 4Firth of Clyde Forum, Glasgow, UK Abstract: Nonindigenous species (NIS) are those that have been intentionally or unintentionally introduced outside of their native range as a consequence of human activity. If thes...

  10. Mathematical Foundations of Programming Semantics International Conference (9th) Held in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 1993

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    Rational w-Languages 554 Hugues Calbrix, Maurice Nivat, and Andreas Podelski Category of A-Functors 567 Adrian Fiech A Categorical Interpretation of...Proceedings of the Fifth IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science, 1990. [ACH92] R. Alur, C Courcoubetis, N. Halbwachs , D. Dill, H. Wong-Toi...W. A., "On Quasi-metric Spaces". Amer. J. Math. 53 (1931), 675-684. Ultimately Periodic Words of Rational w-Languages Hugues Calbrix * Maurice Nivat

  11. The Effect of Feedback on Cost Performance Report Utility

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    Definition of Feedback. According to Huczynski, much of the pioneering work in the area of feedback is credited to Leon Festinger and his "social...Feedback Sources as a Function of Role and Organizational Level," Journal of Apolied Psychology . 65: 24-27 (February 1980) 11. Harrell, Adrian M. "The...Safety Program," Journal of Applied Psychology . 65: 261-270 (June 1980). 16. Marrella, Lt. Col. Leonard S. The Effect of the Cost/Schedule Control

  12. Transmateriality: Toward an Energetics of Signal in Contemporary Mediatic Assemblages

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    Full Text Available This article focuses on signal as an aspect of modern technicity that precedes—or supersedes—codification. Examining DIY drone videos found on YouTube and the video art of Nam June Paik, among other sources, the article explores how each tests the flow of signal and signal processing as forms of transmateriality and transduction. the author draws particularly on the work of Gilbert Simondon and Adrian Mackenzie.

  13. Un vistazo a los pilares de la Lingüística Moderna: Saussure, Chomsky Y Van Dijk. Del Estructuralismo a la Lingüística textual

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    Full Text Available Este artículo pretende dar un vistazo a los postulados básicos del estructuralismo, del generativismo y de la lingüística del texto - con sus principales figuras: Ferdinand de Saussure, Noam Avram Chomsky y Teun Adrian Van Dijk, puesto que estas corrientes se consideran como los grandes paradigmas de la lingüística moderna.

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    Items 101 - 150 of 1006 ... Blakemore, S.P · Blanckenberg, JM · Blecher, M · Bolaji, BO · Bolaji, BO · Boni, Frank · Borges, Flavia Kessler · Bortolan, L · Bosch, Gideon · Bosch, J.C · Bosenberg, A · Bosenberg, A · Bosenberg, A · Bosenberg, A · Bosenberg, A · Bosenberg, A · Bosenberg, A.T · Bosenberg, Adrian · Bosenberg, AT

  15. Secure Learning and Learning for Security: Research in the Intersection

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    Database Systems (PODS ’03), pages 202–210, 2003. Pat Doyle, Julia I. Lane, Jules J. M. Theeuwes, and Laura V. Zayatz, editors. Confidentiality...2006. Jason Franklin, Vern Paxson, Adrian Perrig, and Stefan Savage. An inquiry into the na- ture and causes of the wealth of internet miscreants...Brandon Enright, Geoffrey M. Voelker, Vern Paxson, and Stefan Savage. Spamalytics: An empirical analysis of spam marketing conversion. In Proceedings

  16. NATO’s Out-of-Area Disputes: Prospects for Common Western Strategies in the Middle East

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    some Algerians, because it discouraged use of the Arabic language, and seemed to contradict the principle of national self- determination. See Philip K...James Tanner, Gerald F. Seib , and John J. Fialka, "Persian Gulf Crisis," "Wall Street Journal , August 3, 1990. lbb "Japan, EC support Economic...1984. 99 Hitti, Philip K. History of the Arabs: From the Earliest Times to the Present . New York: St Martin’s Press, 1956. Hyde-Price, Adrian G. V

  17. The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt: Pursuing Moderation Within an Authoritarian Environment

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    and Bernd Fischer ( Bern : Peter Lang AG, 2007), 83–84. Adrian Michaels, “Muslim Europe: the demographic time bomb transforming the continent,” The... bomb -transforming-our-continent.html. 4 Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and its rejection of radicalism is so important. Based on the existing network...edited by Helen Fehervary and Bernd Fischer, 77–94. Bern : Peter Lang AG, 2007. Lynch, Marc. “The Brotherhood’s Dilemma,” Middle East Brief, no

  18. 69 Optimisation du procédé de fabrication du tchapalo, bière ...

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    physico-chimique d'une bière traditionnelle ouest Africaine : le tchapalo". Agronomie Africaine XVII. (2) (2005) 73-162. [7] - J. PERISSE, J. ADRIAN, A. RERAT et S. LE BERRE, "Bilan nutritif de la transformation du sorgho en bière ; préparation, composition, consommation d'une bière du Togo", Annales de la nutrition et de.

  19. Community perceptions of a rural medical school: a pilot qualitative study

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    Debra Nestel,1 Katherine Gray,1 Margaret Simmons,1 Shane A Pritchard,1 Rumana Islam,1 Wan Q Eng,1 Adrian Ng,1 Tim Dornan2 1Gippsland Medical School/School of Rural Health, Monash University, Clayton, Australia; 2School of Health Professions Education, Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands Background: This paper explores local community perceptions of a relatively new rural medical school. For the purposes of this paper, community engagement is conceptualized as involvement in pl...

  20. Riesgo Sistémico. Una aproximación para el sistema bancario uruguayo

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    This paper introduces a first measure for Uruguay's of the contribution to systemic risk of banks. The aim was to serve as a basis for the establishment of capital requirements for systemic risk as recommended by Basel III. It was used an adaptation for Uruguay of CoVaR methodology of Adrian and Brunnermeier (2010) finding that the main source of systemic risk comes from the exposure of banking institutions to exchange rate risk. Finally, we construct a classification of Uruguay's commercial ...

  1. Nõela all : Igakuine vinüülitutvustus / DJ Drummie

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    Plaatidest Sandy Rivera feat. LT Brown "Come Into My Room", Deep Sensation "Somehow, Shomewhere (Soul Heaven)", Brothers of Soul "Eyes of Love", Dr.Gary Henry "'Faith", Royal Palm "Hecho En Inglaterra", La Cellule "Sweet Entourage EP", Antonio "Hyperfunk", DJ Paco & Terry Laird feat. MC Adrian "M.U.G. EP vol 1", DJ Brockie & Ed Solo "Represents/Shodown", Fresh and Vegas "Otto's Way/ Heatwave"

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    Valizadegan, O · Valizadeh, J · Valizadeh, M · Valizadeh, Mahmood · Valizadeh, Mostafa · Valizadeh, R · Valladares, P · Vallès, J · Valle, Felipe Roberto Ferreira Amaral Do · Valle-Gough, RE · Vallejo-Castillo, VE · Valverde, G · Vamanu, A · Vamanu, Adrian · Vamanu, E · Vamanu, Emanuel · Vamil, Rashmi · Van, Nguyen Thi

  3. Browse Title Index - African Journals Online

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    Items 501 - 550 of 683 ... Nelson Solé, António Alberto, Sedney Samba, Aristides Santana, Ricardo Faustino de Lima. Vol 83, No 1 ... Adrian JFK Craig, Michel Hasson, Kurt Jordaens, Floris C Breman, Michel Louette. Vol 83, No ... J Ramírez, AR Muñoz, A Onrubia, A de la Cruz, D Cuenca, JM González, GM Arroyo. Vol 80, No ...

  4. Multi-Agent Technology for Air Space Deconfliction

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    et all, 2005], [ Tumer et all], [Tozicka et all, 2007], etc.) 5. Materials publicly available in the Internet ([Airport JFK]) The materials given...Resolution for Air Traffic Management: A Study in Multiagent Hybrid Systems. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol.43, No 4, April 1998 [ Tumer et...all] Kagan Tumer , and Adrian Agogino. Distributed Agent-Based Air Traffic Flow Management. AAMAS-2007 , pp. 330-337 [Airport JFK] http://www.airnav.com/airport/KJFK. 62

  5. Comparison of Generalized Estimating Equations and Quadratic Inference Functions in superior versus inferior Ahmed Glaucoma Valve implantation.

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    Khajeh-Kazemi, Razieh; Golestan, Banafsheh; Mohammad, Kazem; Mahmoudi, Mahmoud; Nedjat, Saharnaz; Pakravan, Mohammad

    2011-03-01

    The celebrated generalized estimating equations (GEE) approach is often used in longitudinal data analysis While this method behaves robustly against misspecification of the working correlation structure, it has some limitations on efficacy of estimators, goodness-of-fit tests and model selection criteria The quadratic inference functions (QIF) is a new statistical methodology that overcomes these limitations. We administered the use of QIF and GEE in comparing the superior and inferior Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) implantation, while our focus was on the efficiency of estimation and using model selection criteria, we compared the effect of implant location on intraocular pressure (IOP) in refractory glaucoma patients We modeled the relationship between IOP and implant location, patient's sex and age, best corrected visual acuity, history of cataract surgery, preoperative IOP and months after surgery with assuming unstructured working correlation. 63 eyes of 63 patients were included in this study, 28 eyes in inferior group and 35 eyes in superior group The GEE analysis revealed that preoperative IOP has a significant effect on IOP (p = 0 011) However, QIF showed that preoperative IOP, months after surgery and squared months are significantly associated with IOP after surgery (p < 0 05) Overall, estimates from QIF are more efficient than GEE (RE = 1 272). In the case of unstructured working correlation, the QIF is more efficient than GEE There were no considerable difference between these locations, our results confirmed previously published works which mentioned it is better that glaucoma patients undergo superior AGV implantation.

  6. Criterion for the simultaneous selection of a working correlation structure and either generalized estimating equations or the quadratic inference function approach.

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    Westgate, Philip M

    2014-05-01

    Generalized estimating equations (GEE) are commonly used for the marginal analysis of correlated data, although the quadratic inference function (QIF) approach is an alternative that is increasing in popularity. This method optimally combines distinct sets of unbiased estimating equations that are based upon a working correlation structure, therefore asymptotically increasing or maintaining estimation efficiency relative to GEE. However, in finite samples, additional estimation variability arises when combining these sets of estimating equations, and therefore the QIF approach is not guaranteed to work as well as GEE. Furthermore, estimation efficiency can be improved for both analysis methods by accurate modeling of the correlation structure. Our goal is to improve parameter estimation, relative to existing methods, by simultaneously selecting a working correlation structure and choosing between GEE and two versions of the QIF approach. To do this, we propose the use of a criterion based upon the trace of the empirical covariance matrix (TECM). To make GEE and both QIF versions directly comparable for any given working correlation structure, the proposed TECM utilizes a penalty to account for the finite-sample variance inflation that can occur with either version of the QIF approach. Via a simulation study and in application to a longitudinal study, we show that penalizing the variance inflation that occurs with the QIF approach is necessary and that the proposed criterion works very well. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  7. Effect of Correlation Structure in Generalized Estimating Equation and Quasi Least Square: An Application in Type 2 Diabetes Patient

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    Dilip C Nath

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available The Quasi-Least Squares (QLS is useful for different correlation structure with attachment of Generalized Estimating Equation (GEE. The purpose of this work is to compare the regression parameter in the presence of different correlation structure with respect to GEE and QLS method. The comparison of estimated regression parameter has been performed in clinical trial data set; studying the effect of drug treatment (metformin with pioglitazone Vs (gliclazide with pioglitazone in type 2 diabetes patients. In case of QLS, the correlation coefficient of post-parandinal blood sugar (PPBS under tridiagonal correlation is 0.008 while it failed to produce by GEE. It has been found that the combination of metformin with pioglitazone is more effective as compared to the combination of gliclazide with pioglitazone.

  8. Effect of Correlation Structure in Generalized Estimating Equation and Quasi Least Square: An Application in Type 2 Diabetes Patient

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    Dilip C Nath

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available The Quasi-Least Squares (QLS is useful for different correlation structure with attachment of Generalized Estimating Equation (GEE. The purpose of this work is to compare the regression parameter in the presence of different correlation structure with respect to GEE and QLS method. The comparison of estimated regression parameter has been performed in clinical trial data set; studying the effect of drug treatment (metformin with pioglitazone Vs (gliclazide with pioglitazone in type 2 diabetes patients. In case of QLS, the correlation coefficient of post-parandinal blood sugar (PPBS under tridiagonal correlation is 0.008 while it failed to produce by GEE. It has been found that the combination of metformin with pioglitazone is more effective as compared to the combination of gliclazide with pioglitazone.

  9. De Doop met de Heilige Geest

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    S. C.W. Duvenage.

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    Full Text Available Ds. Molenaar begin sy boek, waarvan hy self die publikasienie beleef het nie, deur te wys op 'n groot tekort, ’n manko,nie alleen in die Gereformeerde vroomheid of lewe nie maarook in die Gereformeerde teologie. Hy beskou dit as hoogsmerkwaardig dat die Gereformeerde teologie in die verledeso goed as niks raakgesien het van die groot betekenis vandie sogenaamde doop met die Heilige Gees nie. Daarby meenhy dat die Gereformeerde predikante verleë sit met die Pinkterfees.Talle probleme meen hy vir die Gereformeerde teoloograak te sien, veral ten aansien van die moontlikhede van dieGees teenoor die so tasbare „onmoontIikhede” in ons lewe. Dieprobleme is syns insiens nie onoplosbaar nie, as mens maardie moontlikhede van die Gees nie beperk tot die verlede nie.

  10. Improving physics instruction by analyzing video games

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    Beatty, Ian D.

    2013-01-01

    Video games can be very powerful teaching systems, and game designers have become adept at optimizing player engagement while scaffolding development of complex skills and situated knowledge. One implication is that we might create games to teach physics. Another, which I explore here, is that we might learn to improve classroom physics instruction by studying effective games. James Gee, in his book What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy (2007), articulates 36 principles that make good video games highly effective as learning environments. In this theoretical work, I identify 16 themes running through Gee's principles, and explore how these themes and Gee's principles could be applied to the design of an on-campus physics course. I argue that the process pushes us to confront aspects of learning that physics instructors and even physics education researchers generally neglect, and suggest some novel ideas for course design.

  11. Isotope-Encoded Carboxyl Group Footprinting for Mass Spectrometry-Based Protein Conformational Studies

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    Zhang, Hao; Liu, Haijun; Blankenship, Robert E.; Gross, Michael L.

    2016-01-01

    We report an isotope-encoding method coupled with carboxyl-group footprinting to monitor protein conformational changes. The carboxyl groups of aspartic/glutamic acids and of the C-terminus of proteins can serve as reporters for protein conformational changes when labeled with glycine ethyl ester (GEE) mediated by carbodiimide. In the new development, isotope-encoded "heavy" and "light" GEE are used to label separately the two states of the orange carotenoid protein (OCP) from cyanobacteria. Two samples are mixed (1:1 ratio) and analyzed by a single LC-MS/MS experiment. The differences in labeling extent between the two states are represented by the ratio of the "heavy" and "light" peptides, providing information about protein conformational changes. Combining isotope-encoded MS quantitative analysis and carboxyl-group footprinting reduces the time of MS analysis and improves the sensitivity of GEE and other footprinting.

  12. Influence of home and school environments on specific dietary behaviors among postpartum, high-risk teens, 27 States, 2007-2009.

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    Clarke, Megan A; Haire-Joshu, Debra L; Schwarz, Cynthia D; Tabak, Rachel G; Joshu, Corinne E

    2015-05-07

    The objective of this study was to determine whether perceptions of the home and school food environments are related to food and beverage intakes of postpartum teens. Our study was a baseline, cross-sectional analysis of 853 postpartum teens enrolled in a weight-loss intervention study across 27 states from 2007 through 2009. Eight-item scales assessed perceived accessibility and availability of foods and beverages in school and home environments. Associations between environments and intakes were assessed by using χ(2) and using logistic regression with generalized estimating equations (GEE), respectively. Overall, 52% of teens perceived their school food environment as positive, and 68% of teens perceived their home food environment as positive. A positive school environment was independently associated with fruit consumption and 100% fruit juice consumption. A positive home environment was independently associated with fruit, vegetable, and water consumption and infrequent consumption of soda and chips (χ(2) P school environment was associated with fruit consumption (GEE odds ratio [OR], 3.1; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.5-6.5), and having only a positive home environment was associated with fruit (GEE OR, 2.9; 95% CI, 1.6-5.6), vegetable (GEE OR, 3.1; 95% CI, 1.5-6.2), and water (GEE OR, 2.6; 95% CI, 1.7-4.0) consumption and infrequent consumption of soda (GEE OR, 0.5; 95% CI, 0.3-0.7). Results for positive home and school environments were similar to those for positive home only. Home and school environments are related to dietary behaviors among postpartum teens, with a positive home environment more strongly associated with healthful behaviors.

  13. The Air Commander in the Solomon Islands Campaign: Unrivaled Unity of Effort in Joint Air Operations

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    2011-06-01

    AFB, AL. 49 William L. McGee and Samuel Eliot Morison, The Solomons Campaigns, 1942-1943, from Guadalcanal to Bougainville: Pacific War Turning Point... McGee and Morison, The Solomons Campaigns, 133-134. 52 Eric M. Bergerud, Fire in the Sky: The Air War in the South Pacific (Boulder, CO: Westview...target. In an hour, the gasoline dump was on fire, parked planes were ablaze all over the field, and an ammunition depot was going up in smoke .29

  14. Redefining Joint Fires Service Functions to Better Support Joint Force Operations

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    2012-06-01

    adversary. Examples include masking smoke , nighttime area illumination, area denial, and employment of some information operations (IO) capabilities...1993), 38-43. http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a274010.pdf (accessed January 23, 2012). 17 Mark L. McGee , What is the Future of Army Air and...138. 103    McGee , Mark L. “What is the Future of Army Air and Missile Defense?” U.S. Army War College (April 7, 2003). http://www.dtic.mil/cgi

  15. NOSOLOGIC VARIANTS OF GLUTEN INTOLERANCE

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    Full Text Available The article reviews the problem of gluten intolerance, that is associated with gluten sensitive entheropathy (gee heuner herter or celiac disease and food (wheat allergic reactions. Defilement treatment approaches demand proper nosological diagnostic – celiac disease requires strict life time gluten free diet while wheat allergy would stand for temporary gluten free diet. The article elucidates the importance of proper diagnostics in acute period with morphological verification of the diagnosis and reveals pros and cons of serologic methods.Key words: gluten intolerance, gee heubner herter (celiac disease, gluten sensitive entheropathy, food allergy, children.

  16. Quasi-least squares regression

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    Shults, Justine

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    Drawing on the authors' substantial expertise in modeling longitudinal and clustered data, Quasi-Least Squares Regression provides a thorough treatment of quasi-least squares (QLS) regression-a computational approach for the estimation of correlation parameters within the framework of generalized estimating equations (GEEs). The authors present a detailed evaluation of QLS methodology, demonstrating the advantages of QLS in comparison with alternative methods. They describe how QLS can be used to extend the application of the traditional GEE approach to the analysis of unequally spaced longitu

  17. Generalized estimating equations

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    Hardin, James W

    2002-01-01

    Although powerful and flexible, the method of generalized linear models (GLM) is limited in its ability to accurately deal with longitudinal and clustered data. Developed specifically to accommodate these data types, the method of Generalized Estimating Equations (GEE) extends the GLM algorithm to accommodate the correlated data encountered in health research, social science, biology, and other related fields.Generalized Estimating Equations provides the first complete treatment of GEE methodology in all of its variations. After introducing the subject and reviewing GLM, the authors examine th

  18. Eco-epidemiological survey of Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis American cutaneous and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis in Ribeira Valley River, Paraná State, Brazil.

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    de Castro, Edilene Alcântara; Luz, Ennio; Telles, Flávio Queiroz; Pandey, Ashok; Biseto, Alceu; Dinaiski, Marlene; Sbalqueiro, Ives; Soccol, Vanete Thomaz

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    Leishmaniasis is endemic since last century in Adrianópolis Municipality, Ribeira Valley and is a serious public health. A study carried out during 1993-2003 on epidemiological surveys conducted in rural communities showed 339 new cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) detected from four municipalities (Adrianópolis, Cerro Azul, Doutor Ulysses and Rio Branco do Sul). A larger prevalence of cutaneous lesions was observed in rural workers (36%), women with domestic activities (18%), and younger students (31%). Multiple lesions were noticed in 53% of patients, but only one case of mucocutaneous leishmaniasis was reported. Twenty stocks were isolated from patients with characteristics lesions and were identified as Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis using multi-locus enzyme electrophoresis (MLEE) and Random Amplified DNA (RAPD). In Phlebotominae survey, five species were obtained. Lutzomyia intermedia sl. represented 97.5% in peridomiciliar area and 100% in domicile. A canine serological survey made (Indirect Immunofluorescence Antibody Test, IFAT and Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay, ELISA) in six rural county of Adrianópolis Municipality during 1998-1999 showed that 15.1% (24/159) of dogs were sera reactive. No lesions were observed in dogs and no parasite was isolated from lymph node aspirates and biopsies. In wild reservoirs study, only seven animals (Cricetidae, Desmodus sp. and edentates) were captured, but no parasites were found in culture from deep organs. The paper presents results of our 10 years study on cutaneous leishmaniasis survey in the Ribeira River Valley, East Region of Paraná State, Brazil. Environment changes in this region are also discussed.

  19. Beyond the drip-line: a high-resolution open-air Holocene hunter-gatherer sequence from highland Lesotho

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    Mitchell, P

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    Full Text Available the drip-line: a high-resolution open-air Holocene hunter-gatherer sequence from highland Lesotho Peter Mitchell1, Ina Plug2, Geoff Bailey3, Ruth Charles4, Amanda Esterhuysen5, Julia Lee Thorp6, Adrian Parker7 & Stephan Woodborne8 The activities....g. Jerardino & Yates 1997), few open-air sites of Holocene age have attracted serious excavation. In areas like the Karoo, the semi-arid interior of western South Africa, they are often deflated, with bone and macroplants poorly preserved, while elsewhere...

  20. Wybrane czynniki ryzyka upadków wśród osób starszych mieszkających w środowisku wiejskim = Selected risk factors of fall among elderly people living in rural environment

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    Bartoszek, Adrian; Kocka, Katarzyna; Bartoszek, Agnieszka; Ślusarska, Barbara; Nowicki, Grzegorz; Jamrozik, Kamila

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    Bartoszek Adrian, Kocka Katarzyna, Bartoszek Agnieszka, Ślusarska Barbara, Nowicki Grzegorz, Jamrozik Kamila. Wybrane czynniki ryzyka upadków wśród osób starszych mieszkających w środowisku wiejskim = Selected risk factors of fall among elderly people living in rural environment. Journal of Education, Health and Sport. 2016;6(8):625-636. eISSN 2391-8306. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.61044 http://ojs.ukw.edu.pl/index.php/johs/article/view/3793 The journal has ...

  1. Econophysics: Background and Applications in Economics Finance, and Sociophysics

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    Constantin Manea

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Ever since the official birth of the new transdisciplinaryfield of econophysics, whose admitteddate is the very beginning of the last decade of thetwentieth century, a number of Romanian researchershave authored some highly appreciated and frequentlycited papers published in international literature,especially articles. Such authors whom we couldmention, in a purely random selection, and inalphabetical order only, are Mircea Bulinski, RaduChişleag, Adrian Drăgulescu, Mircea Gligor,Margareta Ignat, Sorin Solomon, Ion Spânulescu, etc.

  2. Cuerpos y Emociones en la investigación social: Un recorrido crítico por los itinerarios actuales de un campo

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    Claudia Gabriela Reta

    2015-01-01

    El libro compilado por Adrian Scribano es fruto de un trabajo colectivo de investigación en el marco del Grupo de Estudios sobre Sociología de las Emociones y los Cuerpos del Instituto de Investigaciones Gino Germani de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales de la UBA (GESEC). El mismo conforma una propuesta de diagnóstico y sistematización de las investigaciones sociales de los cuerpos y emociones en Argentina. A partir de una serie de ejes temáticos, los capítulos que componen la publicación abo...

  3. Expanding surfaces: The viewer immersed in multiple modes of representation Following the drawing on the ground

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    Carbone, Claudia

    2015-01-01

    The experience of the exhibition On the Surface – a retrospective of the work of Metis, the Edinburgh-based atelier of Mark Dorrian and Adrian Hawker, presented in the exhibition space of The Aarhus School of Architecture – is choreographed as a walk over superimposed fragments of architectural r...... representations. This action of walking, of following the drawing on the ground, enables the erasure of the specific time/place chronotopes of the seven exhibited projects, allowing new itineraries to be drawn through the crossing of this complex context....

  4. The ways of metaphor in neuroscience, or being on the right or wrong track.

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    De Palma, Armando; Pareti, Germana

    2007-01-01

    In the 19th century progress in communication systems induced Hermann von Helmholtz and Emil du Bois-Reymond to compare nervous fibres to telegraph wires aiming to familiarize the neural net already independently described. Owing to neurophysiological developments, this metaphorical way of speaking collapsed. In the 1820's Edgar Adrian chose the Morse code, shifting the paradigm from a mechanical to a semantical model: the fibre served to communicate information by means of a code based on frequencies of impulses. Later the term 'neural code' became simply a metaphor, thus helping to fill a cognitive gap: this move, however, could lead to snags neurophysiologists might encounter adopting it.

  5. Breve historia del reflejo barorreceptor: de Claude Bernard a Arthur C. Guyton. Ilustrada con algunos experimentos clásicos

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    Estañol, Bruno; Porras-Betancourt,Manuel; Padilla-Leyva,Miguel Ángel; Sentíes-Madrid, Horacio

    2011-01-01

    El reflejo barorreceptor es poco conocido por la mayoría de los médicos a pesar de que es fundamental en la estabilización de la presión arterial latido a latido y es crucial para la supervivencia. Su fascinante historia es brevemente revisada en este artículo. En 1852 Claude Bernard descubrió que los nervios simpáticos del cuello inervan los vasos sanguíneos de la piel. En 1932 Edgar Douglas Adrian demostró que los nervios simpáticos que inervan los vasos sanguíneos de la piel descargan en f...

  6. "Atmosphère, atmosphère": On the Study of France Between the Wars

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    Steven Ungar

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    Full Text Available Street Noises: Parisian Pleasure, 1900-1940 by Adrian Rifkin and Shanghai on the Métro: Spies, Espionage, and the French Between the Wars by Michael B. Miller are test cases for issues of historiography related to period and duration in the study of France between 1919 and 1940. Of added relevance to these issues is the fact that Rifkin and Miller both question distinctions between elite literary cultures linked to book publishing and new forms of mass reproduction enhanced by technologies of sound reproduction and illustration. A concluding excursus explores recent theories of urban space symbolized by the street as a site of interaction and exchange.

  7. Low Level Exposure to Sulfur Mustard: Development of a SOP for Analysis of Albumin Adducts and of a System for Non-Invasive Diagnosis on Skin

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    2007-08-01

    Adrian had already prepared mass spec instrument (Sciex, API 4000), as described in “Retrospective detection of exposure to sulfur mustard: improvements...recorded at unit resolution on both Q1 and Q3 (i.e., with ion peaks between 0.60 and 0.80 m/z units wide at half-maximum height), at a declustering...only in the low µg/ml range, i.e., far less sensitive than mass spec analysis. Based on the positive results obtained for derivatization of the

  8. Multimedia over cognitive radio networks algorithms, protocols, and experiments

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    Hu, Fei

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    PrefaceAbout the EditorsContributorsNetwork Architecture to Support Multimedia over CRNA Management Architecture for Multimedia Communication in Cognitive Radio NetworksAlexandru O. Popescu, Yong Yao, Markus Fiedler , and Adrian P. PopescuPaving a Wider Way for Multimedia over Cognitive Radios: An Overview of Wideband Spectrum Sensing AlgorithmsBashar I. Ahmad, Hongjian Sun, Cong Ling, and Arumugam NallanathanBargaining-Based Spectrum Sharing for Broadband Multimedia Services in Cognitive Radio NetworkYang Yan, Xiang Chen, Xiaofeng Zhong, Ming Zhao, and Jing WangPhysical Layer Mobility Challen

  9. Handbook of graph drawing and visualization

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    Tamassia, Roberto

    2013-01-01

    Planarity Testing and Embedding Maurizio PatrignaniCrossings and Planarization Christoph Buchheim, Markus Chimani, Carsten Gutwenger, Michael Jünger, and Petra MutzelSymmetric Graph Drawing Peter Eades and Seok-Hee HongProximity Drawings Giuseppe LiottaTree Drawing Algorithms Adrian RusuPlanar Straight-Line Drawing Algorithms Luca VismaraPlanar Orthogonal and Polyline Drawing Algorithms Christian A. Duncan and Michael T. GoodrichSpine and Radial Drawings Emilio Di Giacomo, Walter Didimo, and Giuseppe LiottaCircular Drawing Algorithms Janet M. Six and Ioannis G. TollisRectangular Drawing Algori

  10. The physiological construction of the neurone concept (1891-1952).

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    Barbara, Jean-Gaël

    2006-01-01

    Steps in the physiological construction of the neurone concept are described. Early ideas on the function of the nerve cell led to later polemics on the neurone doctrine and the speculative attitude of histophysiology. Researches of Sherrington and Adrian emerged from a specific British context, and confronted American oscillography and Berger rhythm. At the end of various polemics, the neurone was constructed by the intracellular technique and the use of concepts borrowed from other sub-disciplines. Analysis of these paths demonstrates underlying disciplinary interactions as essential factors. To cite this article: J.-G. Barbara, C. R. Biologies 329 (2006).

  11. Archive: The Holocaust of Romanian Jews. A New Legal Document

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    Alexandru Florian

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    Full Text Available As of February to November, 2010, the “Elie Wiesel” National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania developed a historical and archeological research project aiming to confirm the existence of a possible common grave from the time of the Pogrom in Iaşi, in June 1941. An interdisciplinary research team made of specialists in recent history, archeology, communication, researchers, university teaching staff and PhD students, led by Mr. Adrian Cioflâncă, confronted the existing documents with the testimonies of the inhabitants of the Popricani commune.

  12. Vanilla Sky – El cuento del narcisista

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    2016-01-01

    Vanilla Sky (2001), de Cameron Crowe, normalmente se aprecia como un juego intelectual; no obstante, su temática es mucho más oscura que lo que dicha etiqueta podría sugerir. Mientras recorre las diferentes fases del sueño de David Aames (un sueño en el que se mueve de una pretensión de amor a una de homicidio), nos damos cuenta de que David padece un trastorno de la autoestima. Utilizando como referencia Atracción Fatal (1987), de Adrian Lyne, para demostrar la incapacidad de tener en cuenta...

  13. An Integrated Neuroscience and Engineering Approach to Classifying Human Brain-States

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    AFRL-AFOSR-VA-TR-2016-0037 An Integrated Neuroscience and Engineering Approach to Classifying Human Brain-States Adrian Lee UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON...FORM TO THE ABOVE ORGANIZATION . 1. REPORT DATE (DD-MM-YYYY)      06-01-2016 2. REPORT TYPE Final Performance 3. DATES COVERED (From - To) 15-09-2012...to 14-09-2015 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE An Integrated Neuroscience and Engineering Approach to Classifying Human Brain- States 5a.  CONTRACT NUMBER 5b

  14. Zusammenfassungen in Deutsch

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    Nora Wiedenmann

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    1. Eine hybride Heuristik zur Lösung des Triangulations-ProblemsGloria Cerasela Crişan, Camelia Mihaela Pintea2. Vorschlag einer datenbasierten Architektur für eine Kardiologie-Netzwerk-AnwendungHorea Adrian Greblă, Călin Ovidiu Cenan3. Erziehungswissenschaftliche Forschung: zur technologischen Dimension des PrivatlebensLiliana Mâţă4. Ausgewählte Operationen für Assembler EncodingTomasz Praczyk5. Computerbasierte Programme zur Sprechtherapie bei Dyslalie und Dyslexie-DysgraphieIolanda Tobolce...

  15. Mobile impurities in ferromagnetic liquids

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    Kantian, Adrian; Schollwoeck, Ulrich; Giamarchi, Thierry

    2011-03-01

    Recent work has shown that mobile impurities in one dimensional interacting systems may exhibit behaviour that differs strongly from that predicted by standard Tomonaga-Luttinger liquid theory, with the appearance of power-law divergences in the spectral function signifying sublinear diffusion of the impurity. Using time-dependent matrix product states, we investigate a range of cases of mobile impurities in systems beyond the analytically accessible examples to assess the existence of a new universality class of low-energy physics in one-dimensional systems. Correspondence: Adrian.Kantian@unige.ch This work was supported in part by the Swiss SNF under MaNEP and division II.

  16. Arduino & RepRap - Creating Wealth by Giving it Away

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    2011-01-01

    , growth in wealth is longevity and prosperity. Is it possible to grow wealth independently of money? This talk will be from Adrian Bowyer - creator of RepRap, the open-source replicating 3D printer - and from David Cuartielles - creator of Arduino, the open-source microcontroller. Both projects have...... founded significant and growing industries - and hence significant and growing wealth - by giving away all the data required to build RepRaps and Arduinos completely free. They have also short-circuited most conventional industrial infrastructure by placing the ability to create wealth directly...

  17. Resistiendo el presente: Félix Guattari, arte conceptual y producción social

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    Full Text Available Este ensayo explora la comprensión de la estética de Félix Guattari como práctica política a través del desarrollo de las implicaciones del vanguardismo, de acuerdo con su lectura del “ready-made”. Dicha lectura revitaliza las ambiciones políticas del proyecto vanguardista, postula una genealogía alternativa que surge en el trabajo de algunos artistas conceptuales latinoamericanos y de la artista norteamericana Adrian Piper, y ofrece estrategias políticas claras y efectivas para la práctica del arte contemporáneo.

  18. Ocena ryzyka, okoliczności i następstwa upadków oraz ich uwarunkowania wśród mieszkańców domu pomocy społecznej = Risk assessment, circumstances and consequences of falls and their conditioning among social welfare home inhabitants

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    Bartoszek, Adrian; Kocka, Katarzyna; Bartoszek, Agnieszka; Ślusarska, Barbara; Dudek, Izabela; Jamrozik, Kamila

    2016-01-01

    Bartoszek Adrian, Kocka Katarzyna, Bartoszek Agnieszka, Ślusarska Barbara, Dudek Izabela, Jamrozik Kamila. Ocena ryzyka, okoliczności i następstwa upadków oraz ich uwarunkowania wśród mieszkańców domu pomocy społecznej = Risk assessment, circumstances and consequences of falls and their conditioning among social welfare home inhabitants. Journal of Education, Health and Sport. 2016;6(8):257-266. eISSN 2391-8306. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.60513 http://ojs.ukw.edu.pl/index.php/jo...

  19. Distributed Information Fusion through Advanced Multi-Agent Control

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  20. [When blood and meat were drugs].

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    Bonnemain, Bruno

    2003-01-01

    When one look at pharmaceutical advertising and trademarks at the beginning of the 20th century, several of them emphasize the interest of pharmaceutical specialties based on animal blood. This fashion goes back to Fuster's work in 1865 on tuberculosis, but also to Deschiens, Catillon, Adrian and mainly Richet. This interest for blood derivatives in therapy will progressively disappear after teh Second World war and with antibiotic discovery. Consequently, it has been a century of glory for these specialties that seem strange today in the context of HIV and ESB issues. But some of these research will be the basis for modern works on erythropoetin (the famous EPO).

  1. User interface design of electronic appliances

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    2002-01-01

    Foreword by Brenda Laurel. Part One: Introduction 1. Background, Bruce Thomas 2. Introduction, Konrad Baumann 3. The Interaction Design Process, Georg Rakers Part Two: User Interface Design 4. Creativity Techniques, Irene Mavrommati 5. Design Principals, Irene Mavrommati and Adrian Martel 6. Design of On-Screen Interfaces, Irene Mavrommati Part Three: Input Devices 7. Controls, Konrad Baumann 8. Keyboards, Konrad Baumann 9. Advanced Interaction Techniques, Christopher Baber and Konrad Baumann 10. Speech Control, Christopher Baber and Jan Noyes 11. Wearable Computers, Christopher Baber Part Fou

  2. The calculus lifesaver all the tools you need to excel at calculus

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    Banner, Adrian

    2009-01-01

    For many students, calculus can be the most mystifying and frustrating course they will ever take. The Calculus Lifesaver provides students with the essential tools they need not only to learn calculus, but to excel at it. All of the material in this user-friendly study guide has been proven to get results. The book arose from Adrian Banner's popular calculus review course at Princeton University, which he developed especially for students who are motivated to earn A's but get only average grades on exams. The complete course will be available for free on the Web in a series of

  3. Igal pool ja mitte kuskil / Piibe Piirma

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    2006-01-01

    Võrgu- ehk netikunsti ajaloost ja arengust. Korea kunstniku Nam June Paiki, Vene kunstnike Aleksei Shulgini ja Olja Ljalina, hollandi fotograafi Joan Heemskerk'i, belgia kunstniku Dirk Paesmans'i, sloveeni kunstnike Vuk Cosic'i ja Marko Pelijhan'i, kanada kunstniku Robert Adrian X-i, saksa kunstnike Wolfgang Staehle, Rena Tangens'i ja Cornelia Sollfranki tegevusest. Šveitsi kunstirühmituse "Etoy" performance'ist "Toywar". Lühidalt eesti võrgukunstist, Mare Tralla ja Tiia Johannsoni tegevusest. Repliigid Heie Treierilt ja Raivo Kelomehelt

  4. 'n Begronde bedieningsmodel vir die diakonia van die gemeente

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    15 Feb 2012 ... 'n model (Pastoral Family Model) (2008:235–237). Hy gee ook belangrike aspekte van die toepassing van die model weer (2008:244–247), maar .... geleenthede is gereël waar lidmate die sinodebesluite kon bespreek, asook die rigting waarin die kerkraad dink met die oog op 'n nuwe bedieningsmodel.

  5. Koninkryksteologie of verbondsteologie?

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    is om samehangend oor die openbaring en die geloof na te dink. Daar is die boodskap oor God, oor Christus, en oor die Heilige Gees, daar is die boodskap oor die skepping, oor Israel, oor die kerk en die heil, en in die heil is daar die regverdiging, die heiliging, die volharding en nog baie meer fasette. Oor al hierdie fasette ...

  6. kerkleierskap as bemiddeling van 'n onmoontlike werklikheid: '

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    19 Mei 2010 ... In die vervulling en verwesenliking van haar apostolêre wesenskenmerk getuig die Kerk van 'n nuwe geloofsgemeenskap wat uit mense bestaan wat hulle tot God bekeer: Eers wanneer jy grensloos kan dink en lewe, deur die 'outsider'as potensiële 'insider 'te sien, gee jy legitimiteit aan die belydenis van.

  7. Van Wyk Louw in ligter luim

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    27 Jan 2006 ... dink”, onderskeibaar van die proses “waarby gedagtes deur ons kop speel soos bok- lammers deur 'n warm kraal” [Louw 1986: 137]). Die beelde wat hy gebruik om kon- septe te verduidelik, soos die aangehaalde, gee sprankel aan sy prosa. Die beskoulike prosa bevat ook verskillende manifestasies van ...

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    vCJD))nr new valiant Creutzfeldt Jakob Dianne. (WCW) is a me and fatal. 'like- ..... BSE crisis Science 278:245-251. Gee, 110996). Molecular evolution of prions. Nature 9 (3); 278-282. Levy, AI., Conrat, HF, Owens, RA. (1997). virology 3f“ edition ...

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    word jy inderdaad keer op keer getref deur die vars wyse waarop Grieks in Afrikaans oorgedra word. Ek gee slegs enkele voor- beelde wat redelik lukraak gekies is: Toe die Daeraad die vroeë oggend soos 'n na- geboorte kleur, stuur Apollo vir hulle 'n krag- tige wind. Hulle laat die mas regop staan en vlerk die wit seile oop ...

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    van oorweldigende belang is met kleur in. 'n onderge- skikte rol en die invloed van die ander eienskappe negeer- baar. Soortgelyke resultate is verkry deur Mullaney en. Sanderson ( 1970). Turner en Young ( 1969) gee die resul- tate van toetse met die verwerking van wol. Ook in hierdie geval'was veselfynheid, gemeet as ...

  11. Discourses, Identities and Investment in English as a Second Language Learning: Voices from Two U.S. Community College Students

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    Chang, Yueh-ching

    2016-01-01

    Adopting a qualitative case study methodology, the present study illuminates how two multilingual students enrolled in a U.S. community college ESL class negotiated the sociocultural norms valued in their multiple communities to make investment in learning English in college. Drawing on Gee's theory of Discourse and identity (1996) and Norton's…

  12. D r. E. S. M ulder, Die Teologie van die Jesaja-apokalipse (Jes.

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    In 26:15 is dit nogal gewaag om die vier perfecta met vier futurums weer te gee; as mens met die Afrikaanse vertaling die perfecta wil behou nie, sou 'n praesens- vertaling die regte wees. Of 26:20 die weergawe „vervloeking” beter is as die gebruiklike „toorn” lyk my baie twyfelagtig, vgl. die aan gehaalde parallelle op bl.

  13. BOEKBESPREKING. Djakarta 1954, 103 blz. Die boeke oor die ...

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    hierdie ,,Inleidings”-van-grotereromvang, is dat hulle eintlik monografië oor inleidingsvraagstukke (bv. Uitgangspunt, Grondslae, Gesindheid,. Oordeel, Handeling, Wet van God e.s.m.) gee. Die beginner vind hier weinig oriëntering, omdat 'n sodanige „Inleiding” alreeds 'n aansienlike vordering op die weg van Teologie en ...

  14. Pilot-scale studies of process intensification by cyclic distillation

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    Maleta, Bogdan V.; Shevchenko, Alexander; Bedryk, Olesja; Kiss, Anton A.

    2015-01-01

    Process intensification in distillation systems receives much attention with the aim of increasing both energy and separation efficiency. Several technologies have been investigated and developed, as for example: dividing-wall column, HiGee distillation, or internal heat-integrated distillation.

  15. Epidemiology of Leishmania donovani infection in high-transmission foci in Nepal

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    Rijal, Suman; Uranw, Surendra; Chappuis, François

    2010-01-01

    blood on filter paper in November-December 2006. The samples were tested by direct agglutination, and a titre >or=1:1600 was taken as marker of infection. A generalized estimating equation (GEE) model was used to assess risk factors for Direct Agglutination Test (DAT) positivity taking into account...

  16. Postmoderne kerk-wees in die lig van publieke teologie – eenheid ...

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    grondslag te dien om weer hoop te vind en tot kennis te kom in 'n veranderde wêreld (kyk De Reuver 2004:249). Die vraag is of postmoderne denke net 'n uitloper is van laat moderniteit, 'n soort verlengstuk van die moderne gees (kyk Habermas 1987;. Taylor 1989, 1991, 1999:13-37; Wellmer 1991; Thornhill 2000) en of dit.

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    roman/memoir/ bundel/tesis/geskrif”. Soos die titel beloof, is die boek chaoties. Ek gee daarom 'n kort op- somming van die verhaal in 'n poging om orde te skep binne die chaos: Die boek begin met die verteller wat vanuit 'n sielkundige.

  18. Identity Discourse in Preservice Teachers' Science Learning Autobiographies and Science Teaching Philosophies

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    Hsu, Pei-Ling; Reis, Giuliano; Monarrez, Angelica

    2017-01-01

    Research in science education has shown that one's identities as science learner and teacher can mediate their pedagogical practices. Grounded in the perspective that language is a resource for identity (re)construction (Gee, 2000), the present study sought to understand how preservice science teachers' identities were manifested in their…

  19. 75 FR 9275 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2010-03-01

    ... required by the allocation agreement that is entered into by the CDFI Fund and recipients of tax credit authority allocations through New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC). The specific information collection relates to...Gee, Program Manager for Certification, Compliance Monitoring and Evaluation, Community Development...

  20. Taalbeleid aan finansiële instellings | van Schouwenburg | Southern ...

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    ... waarom kliënte nie in hulle moedertale bedien kan word nie. Uit die navorsing blyk dit dat daar egter 'n verskuiwing aan die plaasvind is waarvolgens die finansiële sektor nou aandag begin gee aan die implementering van veeltaligheid. Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies 2005, 23(4): 335–347 ...

  1. Writing consumer identities through the iPod

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    Kampf, Constance Elizabeth

    How do web 2.0 and mobile technologies affect the available means for interaction between consumers and corporations? What are the implications for communicating corporate social responsibility? Gee (1996:6) states that “When we write or read, speak or listen, we coordinate and are coordinated...

  2. Art. XXIX van die Nederlandse geloofsbelydenis

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    C. van der Waal

    1978-06-01

    Full Text Available Daar word allereers gespreek oor die noodsaak om ‘diligemment’ en ‘avec bonne prudence par la parole de Dieu’ te onderskei wat die ware kerk is. Die eerste Nederlandse teks gee die belydenis aldus: “Wy ghelooven, dat men moet neerstelicken onderscheiden met goeder wijsheyt by den woorde Gods, welcke de rechte ende ware kerk sy”.

  3. South African Medical Journal - Vol 89, No 3 (1999)

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    An outbreak of meningococcal meningitis in Gauteng, Spring 1996 · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. T.M. Balfour, M.E. Edginton, H. Koornhof, L. McGee, L. Floyd ...

  4. An outbreak of meningococcal meningitis in Gauteng, Spring 1996 ...

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    An outbreak of meningococcal meningitis in Gauteng, Spring 1996. T.M. Balfour, M.E. Edginton, H. Koornhof, L. McGee, L. Floyd. Abstract. Objective. To describe a Neisseri.a meningitidis outbreak in Gauteng during the period 1 July to 31 December 1996. Design. A descriptive study. Setting. Patients with meningococcal ...

  5. Practitioner Action Research on Writing Center Tutor Training: Critical Discourse Analysis of Reflections on Video-Recorded Sessions

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    Pigliacelli, Mary

    2017-01-01

    Training writing center tutors to work collaboratively with students on their writing is a complex and challenging process. This practitioner action research uses critical discourse analysis (Gee, 2014a) to interrogate tutors' understandings of their work, as expressed in their written reflections on video-recorded tutoring sessions, to facilitate…

  6. Toward an Affinity Space Methodology: Considerations for Literacy Research

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    Lammers, Jayne C.; Curwood, Jen Scott; Magnifico, Alecia Marie

    2012-01-01

    As researchers seek to make sense of young people's online literacy practices and participation, questions of methodology are important to consider. In our work to understand the culture of physical, virtual and blended spheres that adolescents inhabit, we find it necessary to expand Gee's (2004) notion of affinity spaces. In this article, we draw…

  7. GAAN HUllE ERFENIS MOOI WEES?

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    Die onderwyser bou op n sistema- tiese wyse deur middel van vrae, trapsgewyse op die bestaande kennis voort en wannrier sy doel bereik is, gee hy 'n kart opsomming van die hele aange- leentheid. Die klasgesprek is van groat waarde want dit help die leerling om self te dink en help hom om insig te verwerf, met ander ...

  8. Patterns of Meiofaunal Colonisation as an Indicator of Reforested ...

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    in litter assemblages as the fallen leaves decay. Meiofaunal particulate food on leaf litter includes the surface biofilm, which comprises bacteria, microalgae, protozoa and fungi. (Skilletter & Warren, 2000; Netto & Galluci,. 2003). Gee and Sommerfield (1997) showed that the climax meiofauna on mangrove leaf litter were not ...

  9. Cas Wepener

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    Dubbelfoto is die eerste kortverhaalbundel van die teoloog Cas Wepener wat tot dusver veral akademiese artikels en godsdienstige boeke geskryf het. Die bundel se titel gee besondere prominensie aan die gegewe van die foto ter- wyl die motto wat gehaal is uit Roland Barthes se Camera Lucida die aandag vestig op die ...

  10. Verbond en vergewing: Deuteronomium 29 en 30 en die ...

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    Dit bied inderdaad 'n besondere invalshoek vir die bestudering van die geskiedwerk. Indien dit alles saam bedoel is om 'n boodskap vir 'n sekere tyd weer te gee, dan word die geskiedenis van die intog, of van. Dawid, of van Salomo, of van die ondergang van die twee ryke nie weergegee as geskiedenis as sodanig nie, ...

  11. 'n Vergelyking tussen die teologie van die Nederlandse ...

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    'Denken wij niet te weinig aan de engelen?' Miskien moet ons ook vra: Denken wij niet te weinig aan de hemelvaart?' veral ^ 'n mens sien watter ryke en troosryke betekenis die Heidelbergse Kategismus daaraan gee. Kort en kragtig stel die. Heidelbergse Kategismus die feit van Jesus Christus sc hemelvaart, maar voeg.

  12. uitgangspunte ten opsigte van skrif, belydenis en kerkorde

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    . s.a.:186-187). Met sy “leer … wat die Kerk bely” sluit NGK-KO dus by hierdie ryke tradisie aan. Dit gee dus kerkordelike bevestiging — aanvaar met 'n tweederde meer- derheid — van die betekenis van die plegtige legitimasieverklaring.

  13. Situating Multiethnic Identity: Contributions of Discourse Theory to the Study of Mixed Heritage Students

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    Wallace, Kendra R.

    2004-01-01

    The article considers the contributions of Gee's Discourse theory to the study of multiethnic identity among mixed heritage students. By framing experience within social context, activity, and interaction, I argue that Discourse theory facilitates a conceptualization of ethnic identity as a situated phenomenon emerging at the intersection of the…

  14. Autism, "Recovery (to Normalcy)," and the Politics of Hope

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    Broderick, Alicia A.

    2009-01-01

    This article draws on the traditions of critical discourse analysis (N. Fairclough, 1995, 2001; M. Foucault, 1972, 1980; J. P. Gee, 1999) in critically examining the discursive formation of "recovery" from autism in applied behavioral analysis (ABA) discourse and its relationship to constructs of hope. Constituted principally in the work of O. I.…

  15. Clashes within One Teacher's Racial Logic: Space of Possibles?

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    Shim, Jenna Min

    2013-01-01

    This study is to empirically investigate both residual and emergent factors that undergird one teacher's understanding of race, racism, and racialization as he responds to two fictional stories and one film. Informed by an assemblage of Bourdieu's concept of habitus and his sociological theory of practice, Gee's concept of primary Discourses, and…

  16. Dr. P. J. R oscam A bbing , Biecht en Absolutie, Boekencentrum N.V. ...

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    voor de Herderlyke Zorg der Ned. Herv. Kerk”, die lig laat sien is. Die skrywer van hierdie studie gee in die voorwoord 'n tweeërlei doel aan met hierdie werkie: dit ... of ander vergryp); die gemeentelike boetedoening ens., en naas die absolusie in die gestalte van die toesegging van vergewing in die prediking, ook nog plek ...

  17. Jesaja 40:1-2 - Suiwer evangelic!

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    ivas om diegene onder die volk wat besig was om moed te verloor, nuwe hoop te gee, en dié wat verslae was, se vertroue op God te herstel. 4.2 Motief-en tradisiekritiek. 4.2.1. Doel. Teksgedeeltes bevat dikwels verwysings na sekere teologiese motiewe (soos die liefde van God, die verganklikheid van die mens, ens), ...

  18. Indigenous Thought, Appropriation, and Non-Aboriginal People

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    Haig-Brown, Celia

    2010-01-01

    In this article, I explore the question, "What is the relationship between appropriation of Indigenous thought and what might be called "deep learning" based in years of education in Indigenous contexts." Beginning with an examination of meanings ascribed to cultural appropriation, I bring texts from Gee on secondary…

  19. Pure versus Co-Occurring Externalizing and Internalizing Symptoms in Children: The Potential Role of Socio-Developmental Milestones

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    Oland, Alyssa A.; Shaw, Daniel S.

    2005-01-01

    Co-occurring internalizing and externalizing disorders are moderately prevalent in children, adolescents, and adults (Anderson, Williams, McGee, & Silva, 1987; McConaughy & Skiba, 1994), but much remains to be understood regarding why some children show "pure" versus co-occurring internalizing and externalizing symptoms. One possible influence…

  20. Forming The Guild: Star Power and Rethinking Projective Identity in Affinity Spaces

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    Ellcessor, Elizabeth; Duncan, Sean C.

    2011-01-01

    This paper expands on Gee's (2004) notion of "affinity spaces" by placing them in the context of games, media stars, and their fans and combining cultural studies and new literacies approaches. The Guild, a web series about the misadventures of MMOplayers, written by and starring actor, writer, producer, and gamer Felicia Day, is…

  1. Pre-Service Teachers Designing and Constructing "Good Digital Games"

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    Artym, Corbett; Carbonaro, Mike; Boechler, Patricia

    2016-01-01

    There is a growing interest in the application of digital games to enhance learning across many educational levels. This paper investigates pre-service teachers' ability to operationalize the learning principles that are considered part of a good digital game (Gee, 2007) by designing digital games in Scratch. Forty pre-service teachers, enrolled…

  2. H:\\USERS\\lex12\\skyf\\LVSA kongresreferaat (Lexikos)1

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    lyne word byvoorbeeld bedoel riglyne vir die oordeelkundige aanwending van pragmatiese leiding (onder andere etikette), goedgekose, verhelderende sitate en poëme en relevante gebruiksleiding. Dit kan die teikengebruiker van 'n ver- talende woordeboek insig gee in unieke en kultuurspesifieke woordeskatele- mente ...

  3. Dr. P. A. van Stem pvoort, Eenheid en Schisma. G. F. Callenbach ...

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    liggaam” in I Kor. 10-12, konkludeer die skrywer dat die bron van die eenheid Christus en die Heilige Gees is. Sy slotbeskouing neem al die ele mente wat uit sy ondersoek tevoorskyn gekom het as faktore van die eenheid in een geheel saam as ...

  4. Handmade Quilts: From Kandinsky to Folk Art

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    Storz, Thea

    2011-01-01

    The small, isolated community of Gee's Bend, Alabama, is home to a rich quilting heritage. The quilters have enjoyed much recent fame. There have been traveling exhibitions, large coffee-table books, and even a series of postage stamps. The quilts are striking; they feature bold, asymmetrical patterns, bright colors, and rich texture. Examining…

  5. Shadow over Parinacota

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    Forshaw, D.; McGee, B.

    2009-10-01

    David Forshaw, composer, BAA member, and President of the Liverpool Astronomical Society, tells us he has long wanted to write a piece based on an eclipse experience, specifically his first such observation in the Atacama desert in 1994. (Image of Parinacota mountain by Brian McGee).

  6. Un controesempio al Modus Ponens

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    Full Text Available La traduzione dell’articolo è stata resa possibile grazie al consenso dell’autore e del Journal of Philosophy. Riferimenti originali: Vann McGee (1985: “A Counterexample to Modus Ponens”, Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 82, No. 9 (Sep. 1985, pp. 462-47. [N.d.T.

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  8. Focusing on Non-Traditional and Underserved Students.

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    Kolvitz, Marcia, Ed.

    These six conference papers from the Biennial Conference on Postsecondary Education for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing focus on serving nontraditional students with deafness or hard of hearing. The first paper, "Helping Minority Individuals Navigate through Successful School and Work Transitions" (Glenn B. Anderson and Susan K. McGee),…

  9. Decolonizing Imaginaries: Rethinking "the People" in the Young Lords' Church Offensive

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    Enck-Wanzer, Darrel

    2012-01-01

    This essay is an attempt to come to terms with the Young Lords' popular liberation rhetoric in the church offensive. Building from Michael Calvin McGee's observation that ""the people" are more process than phenomenon," I explore the ways in which the Young Lords' craft "the people's repertory of convictions" from…

  10. Gaining the Competitive Edge: Enriching the Collegiate Experience of the New Student-Athlete. Monograph Series, No. 27.

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    Robinson, Stephen, Ed.

    This monograph explores and discusses issues related to student-athletes with emphasis on entering student-athletes, and on development of programs to facilitate positive relationships between student-athletes and their universities. Following an introduction by the editor, the included chapters are: (1) "An Interview with Mike McGee" (Betsy O.…

  11. A New Academic Marketplace.

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    Burke, Dolores L.

    Faculty mobility in the 1980s is examined from the perspective of process and market environment, and comparisons are made between current research findings and those reported in 1958 by Theodore Caplow and Reece McGee. The study encompasses faculty recruitment, including search and selection procedures and effect, and the circumstances of…

  12. Reimagining Critical Race Theory in Education: Mental Health, Healing, and the Pathway to Liberatory Praxis

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    McGee, Ebony O.; Stovall, David

    2015-01-01

    Long-standing theoretical education frameworks and methodologies have failed to provide space for the role mental health can play in mediating educational consequences. To illustrate the need for such space, Ebony McGee and David Stovall highlight the voices of black undergraduates they have served in the capacities of teacher, researcher, and…

  13. Passive Collision Avoidance System for UAS

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    2008-09-01

    phenomena and manmade hazards (i.e. smoke ). However, this forecast is for the macro airspace and may not necessarily be accurate for the localized...lxiii Eric Frew, Tim McGee , ZuWhan Kim, Xiao Xiao, S. Jackson, M. Morimoto, S. Rathinam, J. Padial, and R. Sengupta. Vision

  14. The Cigarette as Representational Ideograph in the Debate over Environmental Tobacco Smoke.

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    Moore, Mark P.

    1997-01-01

    Argues that the social construction of the cigarette in divergent synecdochic forms or "representational ideographs" is based on varying degrees of narrative and scientific knowledge. Broadens the existing theoretical perspective derived from Kenneth Burke and Michael McGee to include Jean-Francois Lyotard's view of narrative and…

  15. Research and Development of a Convertible Use Rapidly Expandable Model for Response to Disasters and Mass Casualties

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    2009-10-01

    bacteria, fungi, viruses, smoke , ozone, volatile organic compounds, and poisonous or noxious gases. Independent portable isolation units can convert...Marianne Kolbasuk McGee InformationWeek June 25, 2008 03:30 PM GPS-enabled cell phones and other mobile location-tracking technologies used for

  16. Auxiliary Power Systems: Conference Proceedings of the Propulsion and Energetics Panel B Specialists’ Meeting (61st) Held at Copenhagen, Denmark on 30-31 May 1983

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    1983-09-01

    It can l-c seen Ir- kid . lLM tale utl tor’ In wittt provision for eleictriesily; drivent fuel booster pumps. fhe tAn trough philonojthty fr. tii rexfl...simn’le moutes lea conditions do funictionneinent autoanaiioe. on tfmo in d’amorgage indigos gee is syst~me est en fonctionnement. G. JUSTIFICATION

  17. Network effects in the operation of electrical equipment; Efectos de la red en la operacion del equipo electrico

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    Garcia T, Arturo; Rosales S, Inocente; Garcia P, Job; Ruiz F, L. Ivan; Robles P, Edgar [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

    2005-07-01

    In the nineties, the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE) Electrical Equipment Management (GEE) was restricted to make the diagnosis of generators, transformers, switch boards and cables, without considering the global operating conditions. With the experience acquired in different services it was verified that, inclusively when this equipment is correctly designed, it can be subjected to unfavorable operative conditions, which causes an accelerated deterioration to the degree of producing a fault. In agreement with this, the GEE settled down new line of development named Analysis of the network effect on the electrical equipment, that analyzes the behavior of the equipment originated by work abnormal causes, including the network configuration effect. [Spanish] En la decada de los noventa, la Gerencia de Equipos Electricos (GEE) del IIE se limitaba a realizar el diagnostico de generadores, transformadores, tableros de distribucion y cables, sin considerar las condiciones globales de operacion. Con la experiencia adquirida en diferentes servicios se comprobo que, inclusive cuando estos equipos esten correctamente disenados, pueden verse sometidos a condiciones de operacion desfavorables, lo que ocasiona un deterioro acelerado al grado de producir una falla. De acuerdo con esto, la GEE establecio una nueva linea de desarrollo de nominada Analisis del efecto de la red en los equipos electricos, que analiza el comportamiento de los equipos originado por causas anormales de trabajo, incluido el efecto de la configuracion de la red.

  18. Cellular Stress Response to Engineered Nanoparticles: Effect of Size, Surface Coating, and Cellular Uptake

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    CELLULAR STRESS RESPONSE TO ENGINEERED NANOPARTICLES: EFFECT OF SIZE, SURFACE COATING, AND CELLULAR UPTAKE RY Prasad 1, JK McGee2, MG Killius1 D Ackerman2, CF Blackman2 DM DeMarini2 , SO Simmons2 1 Student Services Contractor, US EPA, RTP, NC 2 US EPA, RTP, NC The num...

  19. Balanço de emissões e remoções de Gases de Efeito Estufa no campus da Universidade Federal de Viçosa

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este estudo realizar o balanço das emissões e remoções de Gases de Efeito Estufa (GEE do campus-sede da Universidade Federal de Viçosa - UFV (Viçosa, MG, comparando a emissão de GEE do ano-base adotado (outubro de 2010 a outubro de 2011 e o incremento médio anual de carbono pelos sumidouros da universidade (arborização urbana, florestas nativas e plantadas. Utilizou-se dados coletados na universidade e metodologias da ABNT NBR ISO 14064 e do IPCC. Os resultados encontrados apontaram que o campus-sede da UFV possui uma grande cobertura vegetal que representam 39,84% de sua área total. No entanto, estas áreas não foram suficientes para compensar as 6.034,18 tCO2eq. emitidas pela universidade. Portanto, o balanço geral das emissões e remoções de GEE do campus-sede da UFV foi negativo (déficit de 727,02 tCO2eq.. Embora tenha apresentado este resultado, os sumidouros de carbono foram importantes para a compensação de parte dos GEE gerados.

  20. Produk teenoor proses tydens akademiese redigering: Opmerkings ...

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    Drie geredigeerde tesisse word empiries ondersoek. Dit blyk dat opmerkings wel deurgaans benut word, alhoewel die drie tesisse nie in dieselfde mate blyke gee van 'n benutting van opmerkings nie. Alhoewel die gebruik van die opmerkings in die drie redigeerprojekte op 'n aanwesigheid van die prosesbenadering dui, ...

  1. Relationships between early growth traits in the Elsenburg Dormer ...

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    Verwagte gekorreleerde responsies in SW en GDT met 'n 10% verhoging in KV was 20.4% en 24.6%, onderskeidelik. Voorts word 'n afname van 7.5% in GW met 'n toename van 10% in KV verwag. 'n Kromlynige model is gepas om die verwantskap tussen SW en KL weer te gee. Die resultate dui daarop dat diere voorlopig ...

  2. 'n Vlag aan die tong. Gedenkbundel van die derde Swart Afrikaanse ...

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    Anthony Wilson en Flor- ence Filton gee 'n indruk van hoe swart. Afrikaanssprekendes bemagtig kan word deur die teater en die gebruik van streektaal. Dieselfde energie is voelbaar in die sessie oor die mediarepresentasie van bruin mense in Gauteng waarin Virginia. Keppler, viola c. milton en Heindrich. Wyngaard hulle ...

  3. Read This or Die!

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    Hanghøj, Thorkild

    2017-01-01

    activities. The model is inspired by frame theory (Goffman 1974) as well as research on games and literacy (Apperley and Beavis 2011). Drawing on the perspectives of New Literacy Studies (Barton and Hamilton 2000), a dialogical perspective on student voice (Bakhtin 1981, Sperling and Appleman 2011) and Gee...

  4. Learning as Accessing a Disciplinary Discourse: Integrating Academic Literacy into Introductory Physics through Collaborative Partnership

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    Marshall, Delia; Conana, Honjiswa; Maclon, Rohan; Herbert, Mark; Volkwyn, Trevor

    2011-01-01

    This paper examines a collaborative partnership between discipline lecturers and an academic literacy practitioner in the context of undergraduate physics. Gee's sociocultural construct of Discourse is used as a framework for the design of an introductory physics course, explicitly framed around helping students access the disciplinary discourse…

  5. Impact of Instruction on Shaping or Reshaping Stereotypical Cultural Representations in an Introductory French Course

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    Drewelow, Isabelle

    2013-01-01

    Learning a foreign language promotes new ways of seeing the world and the self in relation to it (Gee, 1996), making practices and perspectives underlined through the acquisition of vocabulary and grammatical structures available for appropriation (Bakhtin, 1981; Kramsch, 1993, 2009). Using a combination of interviews and self-reported…

  6. Hoogmoed as motief in die profetiese uitsprake teen nie-Israelitiese ...

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    Die opdrag aan Assirie naamlik straf vir die volk van God, ontaard in 'n vemietigingsorgie (Wildberger 1972: 396). Die inhoud van Assirie se hoogmoed word geïllustreer deur die gedagtes van die koning (vgl Jes 10: 8 en 13). Die sukses wat deur die koning en sy Assiriers behaal word, gee maklik aanleiding tot selfroem.

  7. die heidelbergse kategismus en die kategesemateriaal van die ned ...

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    rede was vir die opdrag van die koning aan Zacharias Ursinus en Caspar. Oliveanus vir die skryf van 'n kategismus. Die doel van die kategismus was om nie net beter vir die jeug te sorg nie, maar om aan evangeliedienaars en skoolmeesters 'n vaste leidraad te gee sodat hulle nie willekeurig nuwe dinge leer wat met Gods ...

  8. die lewenswyse yan die suid. afrikaanse jeug yanaf 1652 tot yoor ...

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    sigheid van aile militere-operasies vanwee die rustiger toestande wat geheers het. Vanaf April het 'n brutale gees hom onder sommige van die rowerbendes geopenbaar. Op 8 Mei 1811 word berig ontvang van die moord op die twee Slab- ber broers. Pieter en Nicolaas was op die trek- pad toe hulle deur 'n bende swartes ...

  9. Development of Medical Technology for Contingency Response to Marrow Toxic Agents

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    D Ewer, Sharon C. McDonell, David W. Wakaruk, Bridget K Flesch, Susan M. Milius, Robert Waldvogel, Stephanie L. Flickinger, Gail H. Miralles...Navarro, Willis H Wirth, Antone M. Gee, Katherine A Oakes, Jennifer K. Yang, Chia L Gibbens, Ying Y O’Connor, Karen Yarra, Venu G Gomez, Wilmer A

  10. Calibration of a frequency-domain reflectometer for determining soil ...

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    Jan 1, 2006 ... content (θv) of the core was calculated from the gravimetric soil- water content and soil bulk density. This procedure was repeated for all 78 soil samples. Particle size distribution was determined using the pipette method reported by Gee and Bauder (1986). Sensors were connected to a CR7X data-logger ( ...

  11. Improving the Use of Social Studies Textbooks. Bulletin 63.

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    Patton, William E., Ed.

    Seven articles present exercises and techniques to counteract weaknesses and deficiencies in social studies textbooks. Authors of the articles are William E. Patton, Donald O. Schneider, Mary Jo McGee Brown, Thomas N. Turner, Martin W. Sandler, and Jean Dresden Grambs. The authors are involved in various aspects of education, including curriculum…

  12. GESINSPOLITIEK EN DIE OUER-KIND VERHOUDING Families can ...

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    Afrikaanse reg weer te gee en die moontlike implikasies van die hoofstukke oor fundamentele regte in die twee grondwette op die besluitnemingsproses aanwesig binne die ouer-kind verhouding te bespreek. Die kind en die ouer se individuele belange kan in konflik kom waar daar besluite geneem moet word aangaande ...

  13. Primary Discourse and Expressive Oral Language in a Kindergarten Student

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    Fiano, Darcy A.

    2014-01-01

    This seven-month ethnographic case study elucidated a kindergarten student's navigation through her first formal schooling experience with relation to expressive oral language. Gee's theory of Discourses and methodology of discourse analysis were used to examine expressive oral language in use. Two discursive contexts germane to…

  14. Die ontmaskering van die bose: Eksegetiese perspektiewe op ...

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    te kommunikeer.9 Wanneer hierdie vermoëns ontleed word, gee hulle in die .... The language of the text – its discourse, the word of God – is the ..... analysis of the content. ...... Revelation unsealed: A narrative critical approach to John's.

  15. Die funksie van die ^danksegging(s)' in 1 Tessalonisense

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    die besonder van 1 Tessalonisense 2:13-16, gee Schmidt (1983:269-279), Pearson. (1971:79-94), Best ...... exigence which can be completely or partially removed if discourse, introduced into .... The form critical study of Paul's letters: 1 Thessalonians as a ... Toward an interactional model for the analysis of letters. Neo-.

  16. Dyskurs obywatelstwa w podręcznikach do kształcenia literaturowego w gimnazjum. Krytyczna analiza dyskursu

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    The aim of my paper is to analyze citizenship discourse in Polish literature textbooks. The critical analysis of textbooks discourse is conducted according to James Paul Gee method. Also analysis of dominating discourses shaping citizenship discourse and its socio-cultural meaning is conducted.

  17. The analysis of a dominant gender discourse - part 2: research ...

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    Gender-dilemmas word gevorm waar 'n vrou se rol en identiteit gekonstrueer is op alternatiewe wyses wat nie ooreenstem met tradisionele konstruksies binne 'n dominante gender-diskoers nie. Gender-dilemmas gee oorsprong aan interne ongemak en 'n verlies aan selfsinvolheid. Vroue word daardeur verstil en ...

  18. Development of Preservice Identities: Learning from a Multigrade Classroom Practicum Context

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    Seban, Demet

    2015-01-01

    This study explores the impact of practica in multigrade schools in rural areas in Turkey on the development of preservice teachers' identities, drawing in particular on Gee's four perspectives regarding viewing identity. Interpretation of the identity categories was based on the content of students' reflective narratives written over four…

  19. Belonging in a Videogame Space: Bridging Affinity Spaces and Communities of Practice

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    Abrams, Sandra Schamroth; Lammers, Jayne C.

    2017-01-01

    Background: Focusing on ways a common endeavor brings people together, Gee offered the concept of affinity spaces, which suggests that open participation without exclusion or membership is possible. This theory contrasts with Lave and Wenger's communities of practice, which called attention to situated, hierarchical participatory practices.…

  20. Internalizing and Externalizing Problems in Immigrant Boys and Girls: Comparing Native Dutch and Moroccan Immigrant Adolescents across Time

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    Paalman, Carmen; van Domburgh, Lieke; Stevens, Gonneke; Vermeiren, Robert; van de Ven, Peter; Branje, Susan; Frijns, Tom; Meeus, Wim; Koot, Hans; van Lier, Pol; Jansen, Lucres; Doreleijers, Theo

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    This longitudinal study explores differences between native Dutch and immigrant Moroccan adolescents in the relationship between internalizing and externalizing problems across time. By using generalized estimating equations (GEE), the strength and stability of associations between internalizing and externalizing problems in 159 Moroccan and 159…

  1. A Critical Look at the Discourse of Popular Television: The Case of "Friends"

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    Mora, Raul A.

    2006-01-01

    The following study explored the structures and themes found in a few episodes of a popular TV sitcom ("Friends"). Drawing on James Gee's ideas about critical discourse analysis as the main analytical lens for this study, this study discussed the language found in a sitcom and analyzed the complexity of structures and vocabulary in the…

  2. What We All (Supposedly) Know about the Poor: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Ruby Payne's "Framework"

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    Dworin, Joel E.; Bomer, Randy

    2008-01-01

    This article discusses a professional development text by Ruby Payne that claims to inform teachers about the lives and minds of children from poor households. We use Critical Discourse Analysis (Fairclough, 1995; Gee, 2005; Rogers, Malancharuvil-Berkes, & Mosley, 2005) to examine how the author enlists readers' participation in deficit…

  3. A. van H. B ergema , Rondom Israel, J. H. Kok N.V. Kampen 1957 ...

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    H. B ergema , Rondom Israel, J. H. Kok N.V. Kampen 1957. Hierdie boekie gee in klein bestek (60 bladsye) 'n goed leesbare oorsig van die probleme rondom die staat Israel en sy kontrovers met die Arabiere. Die skrywer het hom deur besoeke aan Israel en Jordanië en deur breë literatuur goed op die hoogte van die ...

  4. Thermal Performance Characterization of a 512x512 MWIR SLEDS Projector

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    Barakhshan, Garrett Ejzak, Kassem Nabha, John Lawler*, and Fouad Kiamilev Electrical and Computer Engineering , University of Delaware, Newark, DE USA...PEO STRI ) under Contract No. W91ZLK- 06-C-0006." References 1. D. T. Norton, J. T. Olesberg, R. T. McGee, N. A. Waite, J. Dickason, K. W. Goossen, J

  5. Integrating Game-Based Learning Initiative: Increasing the Usage of Game-Based Learning within K-12 Classrooms through Professional Learning Groups

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    Denham, André R.; Mayben, Robert; Boman, Terri

    2016-01-01

    In the past 15 to 20 years there has been an increased interest in the use of games for learning. A considerable amount of work has already been done by educational researchers and theorists (Gee, Squire, Malone, Lepper, Shaffer, etc.) to identify and to operationalize the native affordances of games that make them good for learning. Unfortunately…

  6. The Effects and Functions of Speaker Status in CALL-Oriented Communities

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    Buendgens-Kosten, Judith

    2014-01-01

    Do you know how to change your relationship status on Facebook? What about your language status? In most web 2.0 contexts, music preference or relationship status are more important than information about one's linguistic repertoire. In language learning communities and affinity spaces (Gee, 2004), however, language status is forefronted. This…

  7. Intimate partner violence among pregnant women and women ...

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    In multivariate Gamma linear regression analyses based on generalized estimating equations (GEE), younger age, having one or more children, depression symptoms and the utilization of social services for intimate partner violence were associated with physical violence. Further, younger age, having one or more children, ...

  8. Die ouderling en die regeervergaderings in die Nederduitsch ...

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    van ecn gee. Die oomblik egtcr as daar een of meer vakatures vir ouderlinge ontstaan, is die balans versteur. Die wanbalans kan natuurlik selb ook vergroot word indien soos soms gebeur, die kassier en die skriba diakens sonder wyke sou wees. 'n Groter wanbalans, wat egter waarskynlik nooit eens opgemerk word nie, ...

  9. Die teologie in gesprek met die ekonomie

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    diktaat van die regte rede' is en John Locke (1632-1704), wie se rasionalisering van die samelewing die beste daarin slaag om uitdrukking te gee aan die wese van die opkomende Britse liberalisme van die sewentiende eeu. 2^ 'n Samelewing waarin die ekonomie die bepalende posisie inneem. Die samelewing wat ...

  10. Understanding gaps between student and staff perceptions of ...

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    a particular social group's way of being in the world, their “form of life”, their identity, who they take themselves to be (Gee, 1996). Thus, in terms of discourse, academic practices are constituted through webs of values, criteria, conceptual tools, specialised means of activity, and forms of communication that practices in other ...

  11. 75 FR 76394 - Central Electric Power Cooperative, Inc.: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact...

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    2010-12-08

    ... RUS provide financial assistance for the proposal and may request that the USFS issue a special use... Ms. Lauren McGee, Environmental Scientist, USDA Rural Utilities Service, Engineering and.... Public health and safety, environmental impacts, and engineering aspects of the proposal will be...

  12. PHEIFFER SE TAALPOLITIEK JC Steyn

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    ment probeer gee: (Niemand minder as) Chomsky se dat ons deur n studie van die ... sigself maak tog nie Chomsky se teorie oor n aangebore taalaanleg en die ...... BIBLIOGRAFIE. Alcock, Anthony E., Brian K. en John M. Welton. 1979. The future of cultural minorities. London: The Macmil- lan Press. Chomsky, Noam. 1975.

  13. 'n Kritiese beskouing van HAT3

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    waarop die letter en gees van die VoonL70ord vergestalt word. Aspekte wat ondersoek word, is deskriptiwiteit en preskriptiwiteit, gebruikersgerigtheid, ideo logie, lemmakeuse asook die gemoti- veerde en sistematiese verantwoording van leksikografiese en tipografiese konvensies. Daar word tot die slotsom gekom dat die ...

  14. Literacy in Vocational Programs in Denmark

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    En undersøgelse af en literacy-handling i en erhvervsuddannelse. Under en teoretisk ramme influeret af diskursforståelser på linje med Gee og Hetmar, og med et lingvistisk udgangspunkt i Hallidays social-semiotiske, system-funktionelle lingvistik, SFL, og den deraf afledte genreteori, som Martin ...

  15. Literacy in Vocational Programs in Denmark

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    2012-01-01

    En undersøgelse af en literacy-handling i en erhvervsuddannelse. Under en teoretisk ramme influeret af diskursforståelser på linje med Gee og Hetmar, og med et lingvistisk udgangspunkt i Hallidays social-semiotiske, system-funktionelle lingvistik, SFL, og den deraf afledte genreteori, som Martin ...

  16. Beyond the Alienating Alphabetic Literacy: Multiliteracies in Indigenous Education in Mexico

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    Lopez-Gopar, Mario E.

    2007-01-01

    This article proposes a pedagogy of multiliteracies for Mexican indigenous groups. Using the Multiliteracies Framework developed by the New London Group (Cazden, Cope, Cook, Fairclough, Gee, et al., 1996), specifically the notions of "multimodality" and "design," it is argued that many "illiterate" indigenous people…

  17. Investigating Ideological Clarity in Teacher Education

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    Assaf, Lori Czop; McMunn Dooley, Caitlin

    2010-01-01

    Set in a graduate-level multicultural literacy course, this qualitative study draws on Bakhtin's theories of ideological becoming and a hybrid of critical discourse analysis (CDA) methods (Gee, 1996; Fairclough, 1995; 2003) to explore the complexities of learning to teach culturally and linguistically diverse students. We investigated how eight…

  18. Writing in the Wild: Writers' Motivation in Fan-Based Affinity Spaces

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    Curwood, Jen Scott; Magnifico, Alecia Marie; Lammers, Jayne C.

    2013-01-01

    In order to understand the culture of the physical, virtual, and blended spheres that adolescents inhabit, we build on Gee's concept of affinity spaces. Drawing on our ethnographic research of adolescent literacies related to The Hunger Games novels, the Neopets online game, and The Sims videogames, this article explores the nature of…

  19. Game-as-Teacher: Modification by Adaptation in Learning through Game-Play

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    Hopper, Tim

    2011-01-01

    This paper will explore how game-play in video games as well as game centered approaches in physical education (PE) such as Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) can draw on complexity thinking to inform the learning process in physical education. Using the video game concept of game-as-teacher (Gee, 2007), ideas such as enabling constraints…

  20. 'Kerk' en 'volk' uit die hoek van moderne samelewíngsteologieë

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    gewil dat die liefde werksaam gemaak sou word deur middel van teg- niek en wetenskap. Deur die Colombiaanse samelewing te analiseer, het ek my vergewis van die noodsaak van 'n revolusie om iets te ete te kan gee aan wie honger het, iets te drinke aan wie dors het, kleding aan die naakte, en om die welsyn van die ...

  1. Multiple Perspectives on Elementary Teachers' Science Identities: A Case Study

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    Madden, Lauren; Wiebe, Eric

    2015-01-01

    This narrative case study examined the relationship between teacher identity and elementary science teaching. Teacher identity was described using a modification of Gee's framework incorporating three perspectives: the teachers' self-described identity, the researchers' view of teacher identity, and the students' views of teacher identity. Over…

  2. L. M. Roux, Pretoria-Oos. J. E. U itman , Christus het Hoofd (De brief ...

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    J. E. U itman , Christus het Hoofd (De brief aan de Colossenzen). (Uitgewers: G. F. Callenbach-Nijkerk, 1955.) J. E. Uitman gee ons in hierdie werkie 'n voortreflike kommentaar van die besonderlike brief van die apostel Paulus. Die ryk inhoud is by verreweg na nog nie teologies verwerk nie. Tog het die skrywer daarin.

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    Die skrywer van hierdie werk bring ons 'n verwerking van die wetenskaplike materiaal op kerkhistoriese gebied en wil eintlik net 'n oorsig gee vanuit 'n bepaalde teologiese gesigspunt. Hy wil die kerk- geskiedenis verstaan as geskiedenies van Christus wat op aarde voort werk. Geskiedenis van die kerk is vir hom ...

  4. Botha se verhaal “The day Madiba died

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    8 Apr 2016 ... In Carien Smith se “Likkewaan”. (110–6) word die psige van 'n jongmens op 'n oortuigende wyse weergegee. 'n. Jong onderwyseres moet in die afgeleë. Botshabelo Afrikaanse klasse gee vir arm swart kinders. Haar onvolwassenheid en. Nuwe Stories 3. Saamgestel deur Suzette Kotzé-. Myburgh en Leti ...

  5. Polymorphic Students: New Descriptions and Conceptions of Community College Students from the Perspectives of Administrators and Faculty

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    Levin, John S.; Viggiano, Tiffany; López Damián, Ariadna Isabel; Morales Vazquez, Evelyn; Wolf, John-Paul

    2017-01-01

    Objective: In an effort to break away from the stale classifications of community college students that stem from the hegemonic perspective of previous literature, this work utilizes the perceptions of community college practitioners to demonstrate new ways of understanding the identities of community college students. Method: By utilizing Gee's…

  6. Muusika / Valner Valme

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    2005-01-01

    Uutest heliplaatidest Funeral For A Friend "Hours", Dawn Of Gehenna "The Night Dog Sessions", Gee & Mista "Mobile Riddim Album", Armand Van Helden "Nympho", Nu Box "Sonic Screen", Alan braxe and friends "The Upper Cuts", DAD "Scare Yourself", Björk "The Music From Drawing Restraint", Lucie Silvas "Breathe In", Sinead O'Connor "Collaborations"

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    kant te kies, 'n neutrale redaksionele beleid te handhaaf en aan almal, ongeag ideologiese voorkeur, plek te gee in die blad, mits die bydraes uiteraard van 'n sekere gehalte was. Soos prof. Elize, het ek eenvoudig geglo in 'n diens aan die literatuur in die breë by wyse van kreatiewe tekste, resensies, artikels en bylaes oor ...

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    715/2003; Labsii Tajaajila Hojii fi Hojjetaa Walqunnamsiisu Bituuf Bahe, Labsii Lakk. 632/2001; Qajeelfama Hojjettoota Dubartoota Hojiiwwan Ulfaatoo Yookiin Fayyaaf. Balaa famoo Ta'an Yookiin Haala Dailin Saa Irratti Dhiibbaa GeeSSiSan MurteeSSuuf Bahe. (2005): Qajeelfama Sirna Raawwii Hojjetaan Ittiin Hirifamu ...

  9. A. Selms DIE TEOLOGIE VAN DIE WOORD EN DIE FIGUUR VAN ...

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    deur Thomas Aquinas. Onder invloed van Augustinus vind ons by. Thomas eweeens 'n sterk beklemtoning van die genade, en sien hy die verhouding tussen God en mens van God af bepaal, maar die terminologie waarmee hy uitdrukking gee aan sy opvatting is die van die Axistoteliese metafisika, en met die terminologie ...

  10. Quantitative risk analysis of gas explosions in tunnels; probability, effects, and consequences

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    Weerheijm, J.; Voort, M.M. van der; Verreault, J.; Berg, A.C. van den

    2015-01-01

    Tunnel accidents with transports of combustible liquefied gases may lead to explosions. Depending on the substance involved this can be a Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapour Explosion (BLEVE), a Gas Expansion Explosion (GEE) or a gas explosion. Quantification of the risk of these scenarios is important

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    verdwyn s o o s rook". Meer voorbeetde gee die genoemde grammatikas. ') Hierdie opvatting van be vind ons bv. in die Leidsche Vertaling 1899, by JoH. H EH N , Zum TermiïiMS ,,BiM Qottes" in Festschrift Sachau, 1915, BÖ H L in TeÍMt en Uitieg,.

  12. Breaking Down the Resistance and Reducing the Struggle: The Discourse of Writing, Imagery, and Music as a Reading Strategy in the Standard English Classroom

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    Keenan, James M.

    2013-01-01

    Teachers of standards based, College Prep English classes regularly face resistant and struggling readers who fail to engage, persevere, and comprehend curricular texts. As a result, these readers do not share in class discussions. Therefore, a class discourse was formulated upon Gee's (1996) Social Discourse theory and Leu, Kinzer, Coiro, and…

  13. Johannes die doper (II: Sy prediking en Doop.

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    W. J. Snyman

    1959-03-01

    Full Text Available In die vorige artikel is getrag om belyning te gee aan hierdie groot gestalte aan die wending van die eeue, deur Christus genoem die grootste van alle mensekinders. In wat volg word dieselfde gedoen met betrekking tot sy optrede.

  14. Blurring the Lines: Teaching Literacies in Home/School Spaces

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    Adams Wooten, Courtney

    2014-01-01

    Films, popular media, and even literacy scholars (see Heath, Finders, Gere, and Gee) persistently portray teachers in classrooms. My project draws attention to teachers who educate in spaces that are simultaneously home and school: homeschooling parents who teach their own children, a group largely ignored in rhetoric and composition scholarship.…

  15. Ek wil hier graag van die geleentheid gebruik maak am die ...

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    with the Cape Mounted Rifles. London, 1878. Africana Reprint Library, deel II. Johannesburg,. 1975. Onlangs het die Africana Book Society, pos- bus 1071, Johannesburg, begin met die uit- gee van faksimileherdrukke van 'n aantal be- kende werke oar verskillende aspekte van ons verlede. As nr 2 in hierdie reeks het.

  16. DR. ADR PoLMAN, NeJer/andscAe Ge/oo/s&e

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    seer, is die herlewing van de gedagtewisseling tussen Rome en die. Protestante. In 'n breë en uitvoerige inleiding van 95 bladsye gee Dr. PoLMAN sy opvatting oor die wese en waarde van belydenisskrifte. Hierdie oorsig probeer histories goed gefundeer te wees, en het 'n uitvoerige litteratuuropgawe; dit is 'n inleiding wat ...

  17. Towards a Theoretical Framework of Heritage Language Literacy and Identity Processes

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    Lo-Philip, Stephanie Wing-Yan

    2010-01-01

    Drawing mainly on Pierre Bourdieu's notions of symbolic capital, Bakhtin's concept of voice and heteroglossia in the novel, and Gee's theory of Discourses and the term third space as applied in education, I construct a theoretical framework for heritage language (HL) literacy and identity processes. I propose that HL literacy acquisition be viewed…

  18. Teacher Identity and EL-Focused Professional Learning in a Suburban Middle School

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    McGriff, Mary

    2015-01-01

    Suburban middle schools have been affected by a growing enrollment of English language learners and by the need to demonstrate that this population of students is meeting prescribed academic proficiency benchmarks. These developments necessitate cogent, English learner--focused professional learning across content areas. Using Gee's perspective on…

  19. Social Inequalities, Meta-Awareness and Literacy in Mathematics Education

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    Kleve, Bodil

    2013-01-01

    Pupils start school with different prior understandings about its activities and goals. They have different experiences with books, literature and calculation, and different affinities in relation to letters and numbers. These prior understandings, which encompass experiences, language, habits, affinities and feelings, constitute what Gee (2003)…

  20. Digital Games for Learning Mathematics: Possibilities and Limitations

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    Jorgensen, Robyn; Lowrie, Tom

    2012-01-01

    Drawing from Gee's learning principles developed from the digital games environment, we provide a critical analysis of the difference between using these principles in a literacy environment as opposed to a mathematical environment. Using stimulated recall, primary school-aged students played with a number of contemporary digital games. Feedback…

  1. Motivation, Engagement and Learning through Digital Games

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    Iacovides, Ioanna; Aczel, James; Scanlon, Eileen; Taylor, Josie; Woods, Will

    2011-01-01

    Digital games can be powerful learning environments because they encourage active learning and participation within "affinity groups" (Gee, 2004). However, the use of games in formal educational environments is not always successful (O'Neil et al., 2005). There is a need to update existing theories of motivation and engagement in order…

  2. Effects of Character Voice-Over on Players' Engagement in a Digital Role-Playing Game Environment

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    Byun, JaeHwan

    2012-01-01

    Learner engagement has been considered one of the keys that can lead learners to successful learning in a multimedia learning environment such as digital game-based learning. Regarding this point, game-based learning advocates (e.g., Gee, 2003; Prensky, 2001) have asserted that digital games have great potential to engage learners. Nonetheless,…

  3. wörterbuch zur Lutherbibel und neueren Überzetzungen. 4te bis 6te ...

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    werk gee in die beoordeling. Die kwaliteit kan beste geoordeel word aan die bespreking van enkele van die artikels. Vir die doel kies ek uit die 4de aflewering die uiteensetting oor ,,Gütergemeinschaft" (Ge- meenskap van goedere). Dit gaan hier om die optrede van lede van die vroegste gemeente van Jerusalem soos dit ...

  4. Projective techniques in consumer research | Donoghue | Journal of ...

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    Projektiewe tegnieke behels 'n dubbelsinnige stimulus waarvolgens die subjek sy/haar persoonlikheid, houdings, opinies en selfkonsep - as integrale deel van die self - in 'n situasie projekteer ten einde struktuur of betekenis daaraan te gee. Projektiewe tegnieke word in kwalitatiewe verbruikersgedrag- en

  5. Growth and Yield of Thinned Yellow-Poplar

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    Donald E. Beck; Lino Della-Bianca

    1972-01-01

    Diameter distributions and yields for various combinations of site index, age, and density for unthinned and largely undisturbed stands of yellow-poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera L. ) have been presented by McGee and Della-Bianca (1967) and Beck and Della-Bianca (1970). Their results were based on the initial measurements of a network of permanent sample plots...

  6. 75 FR 13653 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    .... Fields, John W. Forgy, Glenn E. Gee, Rupert G. Gilmore, III, Albert L. Gschwind, Walter R. Hardiman, Michael W. Jones, Matthew J. Konecki, Paul E. Lindon, John K. Love, Jack D. Miller, Eric M. Moats, Sr..., Steven L. Valley, Thomas E. Voyles, Jr., Darel G. Wagner, Bernard J. Wood. These exemptions are extended...

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    Determinants of undernutrition among women of reproductive age in Tanzania mainland. ... Women in the reproductive age group are affected the most. ... Also, the results from the fitted GEE revealed that the effect of age, the family's wealth index and marital status were independent significant risk factors for undernutrition.

  8. Exploring Google Earth Engine platform for big data processing: classification of multi-temporal satellite imagery for crop mapping

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    Shelestov, Andrii; Lavreniuk, Mykola; Kussul, Nataliia; Novikov, Alexei; Skakun, Sergii

    2017-02-01

    Many applied problems arising in agricultural monitoring and food security require reliable crop maps at national or global scale. Large scale crop mapping requires processing and management of large amount of heterogeneous satellite imagery acquired by various sensors that consequently leads to a “Big Data” problem. The main objective of this study is to explore efficiency of using the Google Earth Engine (GEE) platform when classifying multi-temporal satellite imagery with potential to apply the platform for a larger scale (e.g. country level) and multiple sensors (e.g. Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2). In particular, multiple state-of-the-art classifiers available in the GEE platform are compared to produce a high resolution (30 m) crop classification map for a large territory ( 28,100 km2 and 1.0 M ha of cropland). Though this study does not involve large volumes of data, it does address efficiency of the GEE platform to effectively execute complex workflows of satellite data processing required with large scale applications such as crop mapping. The study discusses strengths and weaknesses of classifiers, assesses accuracies that can be achieved with different classifiers for the Ukrainian landscape, and compares them to the benchmark classifier using a neural network approach that was developed in our previous studies. The study is carried out for the Joint Experiment of Crop Assessment and Monitoring (JECAM) test site in Ukraine covering the Kyiv region (North of Ukraine) in 2013. We found that Google Earth Engine (GEE) provides very good performance in terms of enabling access to the remote sensing products through the cloud platform and providing pre-processing; however, in terms of classification accuracy, the neural network based approach outperformed support vector machine (SVM), decision tree and random forest classifiers available in GEE.

  9. Comparison of Generalized Estimating Equations and Quadratic Inference Functions in superior versus inferior Ahmed Glaucoma Valve implantation

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    Razieh Khajeh-Kazemi

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: The celebrated generalized estimating equations (GEE approach is often used in longitudinal data analysis While this method behaves robustly against misspecification of the working correlation structure, it has some limitations on efficacy of estimators, goodness-of-fit tests and model selection criteria The quadratic inference functions (QIF is a new statistical methodology that overcomes these limitations Methods : We administered the use of QIF and GEE in comparing the superior and inferior Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV implantation, while our focus was on the efficiency of estimation and using model selection criteria, we compared the effect of implant location on intraocular pressure (IOP in refractory glaucoma patients We modeled the relationship between IOP and implant location, patient′s sex and age, best corrected visual acuity, history of cataract surgery, preoperative IOP and months after surgery with assuming unstructured working correlation Results : 63 eyes of 63 patients were included in this study, 28 eyes in inferior group and 35 eyes in superior group The GEE analysis revealed that preoperative IOP has a significant effect on IOP (p = 0 011 However, QIF showed that preoperative IOP, months after surgery and squared months are significantly associated with IOP after surgery (p < 0 05 Overall, estimates from QIF are more efficient than GEE (RE = 1 272 Conclusions : In the case of unstructured working correlation, the QIF is more efficient than GEE There were no considerable difference between these locations, our results confirmed previously published works which mentioned it is better that glaucoma patients undergo superior AGV implantation

  10. Zusammenfassungen in Deutsch

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    Full Text Available 1. Eine hybride Heuristik zur Lösung des Triangulations-ProblemsGloria Cerasela Crişan, Camelia Mihaela Pintea2. Vorschlag einer datenbasierten Architektur für eine Kardiologie-Netzwerk-AnwendungHorea Adrian Greblă, Călin Ovidiu Cenan3. Erziehungswissenschaftliche Forschung: zur technologischen Dimension des PrivatlebensLiliana Mâţă4. Ausgewählte Operationen für Assembler EncodingTomasz Praczyk5. Computerbasierte Programme zur Sprechtherapie bei Dyslalie und Dyslexie-DysgraphieIolanda Tobolcea, Mirela Danubianu6. Gedacht soap, jedoch gesagt ‘oaps’. Der Lautvorspann (Sound Preparation Period: Backward Calculation von der Äußerung bis zur Muskel-InnervierungNora Wiedenmann7. State of the Art: Lösungskonzepte für KoalitionsspieleSimina Brânzei8. Die Faktoren von Intelligenz-Entwicklung und individuelle PerformanzGheorghe Dumitriu9. Einige Ergebnisse zur Fuzzy-TheorieAngel Garrido10. Wissensfusion in akademischen NetzwerkenHorea Adrian Grebla, Calin Ovidiu Cenan, Liana Stanca11. Eine Delphi-Anwendung für die syntaktische und lexikalische Analyse eines Phrasen verwendenden Cocke-Younger-Kasami -Algorithmus.Bogdan Pătruţ, Ioana Boghian12. Über ein Problem von Passdaten bei Gebrauch von Bézier-KurvenCarmen Violeta Muraru13. State of the Art: Verifizierung von Unterschriften-Biometrie-DatenMohamed Soltane, Noureddine Doghmane, Noureddine Guersi14. Die Neurowissenschaften des Lehrens von Erzähltexten: zur Erleichterung der sozialenund emotionalen EntwicklungLisa Whalen15. Logische Grundlagen der Künstlichen IntelligenzAngel Garrido16. Psychologisch-mystische Aspekte zu St. Evagrius Ponticus und St. Maximus dem BekennerGheorghe Teofil Popovici17. Geo-spatiale Analyse-StrukturElisabeta Antonia Haller18. Henric Sanielevici – von der Literaturkritik zur Anatomie oder Wie beeinflusst der Schädelumfang die Literatur?Adrian Jicu19. Wie komplex das menschliche Gehirn funktioniert: die beiden HemisphärenIulia Cristina Timofti20

  11. Graphical model checking with correlated response data.

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    Pan, W; Connett, J E; Porzio, G C; Weisberg, S

    2001-10-15

    Correlated response data arise often in biomedical studies. The generalized estimation equation (GEE) approach is widely used in regression analysis for such data. However, there are few methods available to check the adequacy of regression models in GEE. In this paper, a graphical method is proposed based on Cook and Weisberg's marginal model plot. A bootstrap method is applied to obtain the reference band to assess statistical uncertainties in comparing two marginal mean functions. We also propose using the generalized additive model (GAM) in a similar fashion. The proposed two methods are easy to implement by taking advantage of existing smoothing and GAM softwares for independent data. The usefulness of the methodology is demonstrated through application to a correlated binary data set drawn from a clinical trial, the Lung Health Study. Copyright 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  12. Distributed soil loss estimation system including ephemeral gully development and tillage erosion

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    D. A. N. Vieira

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available A new modelling system is being developed to provide spatially-distributed runoff and soil erosion predictions for conservation planning that integrates the 2D grid-based variant of the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation, version 2 model (RUSLER, the Ephemeral Gully Erosion Estimator (EphGEE, and the Tillage Erosion and Landscape Evolution Model (TELEM. Digital representations of the area of interest (field, farm or entire watershed are created using high-resolution topography and data retrieved from established databases of soil properties, climate, and agricultural operations. The system utilizes a library of processing tools (LibRaster to deduce surface drainage from topography, determine the location of potential ephemeral gullies, and subdivide the study area into catchments for calculations of runoff and sheet-and-rill erosion using RUSLER. EphGEE computes gully evolution based on local soil erodibility and flow and sediment transport conditions. Annual tillage-induced morphological changes are computed separately by TELEM.

  13. Potencial de mitigação da emissão de gases de efeito estufa e enquadramento em Mecanismo de Desenvolvimento Limpo (MDL de empreendimento de uso do biogás como fonte energética em cadeia produtiva de frango de corte

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    Adriano Henrique Ferrarez

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    Full Text Available As ações humanas têm alterado a biosfera. O aumento de gases de efeito estufa (GEE na atmosfera está fazendo a temperatura no planeta subir. O aquecimento global implicará mudanças climáticas, ecológicas, econômicas e sociais. Os Mecanismos de Desenvolvimento Limpo (MDL permitem que os países industrializados financiem projetos de redução de emissões de GEE em países em desenvolvimento. O objetivo deste trabalho foi demonstrar que o biogás usado como fonte energética na Cadeia Produtiva de Frango de Corte é um projeto elegível no âmbito do MDL. A receita obtida da comercialização dos Certificados de Emissões Reduzidas pode ser usada no financiamento da planta de geração de energia.

  14. Geospatial analysis of household spread of Ebola virus in a quarantined village - Sierra Leone, 2014.

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    Gleason, B L; Foster, S; Wilt, G E; Miles, B; Lewis, B; Cauthen, K; King, M; Bayor, F; Conteh, S; Sesay, T; Kamara, S I; Lambert, G; Finley, P; Beyeler, W; Moore, T; Gaudioso, J; Kilmarx, P H; Redd, J T

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    We performed a spatial-temporal analysis to assess household risk factors for Ebola virus disease (Ebola) in a remote, severely-affected village. We defined a household as a family's shared living space and a case-household as a household with at least one resident who became a suspect, probable, or confirmed Ebola case from 1 August 2014 to 10 October 2014. We used Geographic Information System (GIS) software to calculate inter-household distances, performed space-time cluster analyses, and developed Generalized Estimating Equations (GEE). Village X consisted of 64 households; 42% of households became case-households over the observation period. Two significant space-time clusters occurred among households in the village; temporal effects outweighed spatial effects. GEE demonstrated that the odds of becoming a case-household increased by 4·0% for each additional person per household (P spatial-temporal risk factors, which can inform prioritization of response activities in future outbreaks.

  15. Philida

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    dink, en al meer glo: wat ek soek, wat ons saam op hierdie helse lang pad kom soek het, was nooit 'n plek of 'n landstreek of 'n rivier nie: Gariep is maar die naam wat ons leer gee het aan die rivier in onse binneste.” (310). 'n Ander belangrike tema in die roman is onbereikbare liefde. Die liefdesverhouding tussen Philida ...

  16. 13 Febr. 1955. B. GD r . B. G emser , Hebreeuse Spraakkuns, JL van ...

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    ons die voorkeur daaraan gee dat die nif al in 'n afsonderlike hoofstuk behandel word; die pi'êl, die pu'al en die hitpa'ël as intensiewe stamme in een hoofstuk, en die hifil met die hofal as kousatiewe in een hoof stuk. Vir die beginner in Hebreeus is dit meer oorsigtelik wanneer die formasies so gerangskik is. Die hoofstuk ...

  17. Discovery of Novel N-Nicotinamide Methyltransferase Inhibitors to Combat Obesity-Linked Osteoarthritis and Metabolic Disease Among Veterans and Beneficiaries

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    vertebrate animals, biohazards, and/or select agents Nothing to Report. Significant changes in use or care of human subjects Not applicable...Significant changes in use or care of vertebrate animals Nothing to Report. Significant changes in use of biohazards and/or select agents Not...37] Wu, Q., Gee, C. L., Lin, F., Tyndall, J. D., Martin, J. L., Grunewald, G. L., and McLeish, M. J. (2005) Structural, mutagenic , and kinetic

  18. Statistical properties of proportional residual energy intake as a new measure of energetic efficiency.

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    Zamani, Pouya

    2017-08-01

    Traditional ratio measures of efficiency, including feed conversion ratio (FCR), gross milk efficiency (GME), gross energy efficiency (GEE) and net energy efficiency (NEE) may have some statistical problems including high correlations with milk yield. Residual energy intake (REI) or residual feed intake (RFI) is another criterion, proposed to overcome the problems attributed to the traditional ratio criteria, but it does not account for production or intake levels. For example, the same REI value could be considerable for low producing and negligible for high producing cows. The aim of this study was to propose a new measure of efficiency to overcome the problems attributed to the previous criteria. A total of 1478 monthly records of 268 lactating Holstein cows were used for this study. In addition to FCR, GME, GEE, NEE and REI, a new criterion called proportional residual energy intake (PREI) was calculated as REI to net energy intake ratio and defined as proportion of net energy intake lost as REI. The PREI had an average of -0·02 and range of -0·36 to 0·27, meaning that the least efficient cow lost 0·27 of her net energy intake as REI, while the most efficient animal saved 0·36 of her net energy intake as less REI. Traditional ratio criteria (FCR, GME, GEE and NEE) had high correlations with milk and fat corrected milk yields (absolute values from 0·469 to 0·816), while the REI and PREI had low correlations (0·000 to 0·069) with milk production. The results showed that the traditional ratio criteria (FCR, GME, GEE and NEE) are highly influenced by production traits, while the REI and PREI are independent of production level. Moreover, the PREI adjusts the REI magnitude for intake level. It seems that the PREI could be considered as a worthwhile measure of efficiency for future studies.

  19. Die gesigte van die neo-marxisme

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    Full Text Available Ons weet nie sondermeer wat die voorsetsel ‘NEO’ beteken nie. Het Marx in ons tyd herleef of ’n ombuiging, hersiening, aanvulling of selfs ’n korrektief op die oorspronklike visie van Marx gekom? Wat hou die naam, doelstellings en gees van Karl Marx lewendig en dreig om die Westerse lewenswyse en die Christelike godsdiens te vernietig met ’n leefwyse wat die Christelike geloof op sy kardinale punte aanval?

  20. Fracture and Plasticity Characterization of DH-36 Navy Steel

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    blast effect (Nasser-Nemat, et al. 2006). In addition, structures containing an aluminum foam core were analyzed. The plates were modeled using the PB...Polyurea was modeled with an experimentally based viscoelastic constitutive model including pressure and temperature sensitivity developed for finite...Amirkhizi, A.V., J. Isaacs, J. McGee, and S. Nemat-Nasser. " An experimentally-based viscoelastic constitutive model for polyurea, including

  1. Relationships Between Internal and External Training Load in Team-Sport Athletes: Evidence for an Individualized Approach.

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    Bartlett, Jonathan D; O'Connor, Fergus; Pitchford, Nathan; Torres-Ronda, Lorena; Robertson, Samuel J

    2017-02-01

    The aim of this study was to quantify and predict relationships between rating of perceived exertion (RPE) and GPS training-load (TL) variables in professional Australian football (AF) players using group and individualized modeling approaches. TL data (GPS and RPE) for 41 professional AF players were obtained over a period of 27 wk. A total of 2711 training observations were analyzed with a total of 66 ± 13 sessions/player (range 39-89). Separate generalized estimating equations (GEEs) and artificial-neural-network analyses (ANNs) were conducted to determine the ability to predict RPE from TL variables (ie, session distance, high-speed running [HSR], HSR %, m/min) on a group and individual basis. Prediction error for the individualized ANN (root-mean-square error [RMSE] 1.24 ± 0.41) was lower than the group ANN (RMSE 1.42 ± 0.44), individualized GEE (RMSE 1.58 ± 0.41), and group GEE (RMSE 1.85 ± 0.49). Both the GEE and ANN models determined session distance as the most important predictor of RPE. Furthermore, importance plots generated from the ANN revealed session distance as most predictive of RPE in 36 of the 41 players, whereas HSR was predictive of RPE in just 3 players and m/min was predictive of RPE in just 2 players. This study demonstrates that machine learning approaches may outperform more traditional methodologies with respect to predicting athlete responses to TL. These approaches enable further individualization of load monitoring, leading to more accurate training prescription and evaluation.

  2. 78 FR 33435 - Notice of Realty Action: Application for Conveyance of Federally Owned Mineral Interests in Pima...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR...\\1/2\\SW\\1/4\\, NW\\1/ 4\\SW\\1/4\\, N\\1/2\\SW\\1/4\\SW\\1/4\\, N\\1/2\\SE\\1/4\\, except any portion lying within..., Portions of lots 1 and 2, lying South of the southerly right-of-way of McGee Ranch Road as shown in Book 2...

  3. Sound / Ülo Külm

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    Uutest plaatidest Uriah Heep "Sonic Origami", Amanda Lear "Follow Me Back In My Arms", No Mercy "More", Dr.Bombay "Rice & Curry", Vanilla Ice"Hard To Swallow", Orgy "Cancỳass", Bee Gees "One Night Only", PJ Harvey "Is This Desire", Mudhoney "Tomorrow Hit Today", Frank Sinatra "Sinatra And Swingin Brass", Kurupt "Kuruption!", Mike Scott & The Waterboys "The Whole Of The Moon", Dodgy "Ace As & Killer Bs"

  4. A decomposition approach to evaluating the progress of the New Green Economy

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    2012-01-01

    Various policy instruments and policy reforms are being implemented to encourage Green Growth and Green Economy. However, comprehensive ex-post evaluation policy methods have yet to be developed. The emerging literature shows that there is substantial ambiguity and discrepancy about how to measure the performance of policy instruments driving a Green Economy in general and, in our case, a Green Energy Economy (GEE) in particular. Observed methodologies have tended to measure progress accordin...

  5. Posicionamento estratégico em resposta às restrições regulatórias de emissões de gases do efeito estufa

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    Mônica Cavalcanti Sá de Abreu

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available No trabalho relatado, analisa-se a estratégia de redução das emissões dos gases do efeito estufa (GEE em uma empresa de distribuição de energia elétrica. A pesquisa foi conduzida por meio de entrevistas semiestruturadas com a presidência da empresa e com os gestores das áreas de planejamento e controle, marketing, regulação, meio ambiente, responsabilidade social, e pesquisa e desenvolvimento. Tendo-se como ponto de partida o resultado do inventário de emissões de GEE, os gestores foram questionados sobre as iniciativas e os benefícios dos projetos de mitigação das emissões de GEE, as pressões dos stakeholders e o papel da regulamentação na remediação e na prevenção dos impactos decorrentes da mudança climática. Os resultados indicam que os gestores não reconhecem oportunidades de investimentos em projetos de redução das emissões de gases do efeito estufa. A empresa adota uma estratégia instrumental e atua em um ambiente de negócios com restrições regulatórias incipientes de controle das emissões de GEE. No estudo, revela-se que a empresa adota uma estratégia climática evasiva e explora a ausência de prioridade do setor elétrico brasileiro na redução do impacto ambiental ou da vulnerabilidade à mudança climática.

  6. The Legacy of Destructive Snow Goose Foraging on Supratidal Marsh Habitat in the Hudson Bay Lowlands

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    Koons, David

    2013-01-01

    Ecological succession and climate change are pushing tundra as well as Arctic and subarctic lowland plant communities toward increased woody vegetation cover. However, areas along the Hudson Bay Lowlands that are over-grazed by hyper-abundant lesser snow geese are experiencing drastic losses of grass, sedge, and woody cover. We assessed long-term changes in proportional ground cover and habitat patch characteristic at a subartic supratidal marsh that was largely vacated by breeding snow gee...

  7. Critical Thinking, Critical Literacy and the Four Resources Model

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    2014-01-01

    This article considers the new challenges that students face in the field of visual literacy in an ever changing world of mass-communication engendered by the Internet. In the last few decades, a number of models of literacy (Halliday and Hassan (1985), Freebody and Luke (1990), Cope and Kalantzis (2000), Gee (2001) and Christie and Deremianka (2008)) have underpinned literacy syllabi and classroom practice. What these models have in common is that they have all attempted to promulgate a crit...

  8. Impact of communities, health, and emotional-related factors on smoking use: comparison of joint modeling of mean and dispersion and Bayes? hierarchical models on add health survey

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    Pu, Jie; Fang, Di; WILSON, JEFFREY R.

    2017-01-01

    Background The analysis of correlated binary data is commonly addressed through the use of conditional models with random effects included in the systematic component as opposed to generalized estimating equations (GEE) models that addressed the random component. Since the joint distribution of the observations is usually unknown, the conditional distribution is a natural approach. Our objective was to compare the fit of different binary models for correlated data in Tabaco use. We advocate t...

  9. Impact of communities, health, and emotional-related factors on smoking use: comparison of joint modeling of mean and dispersion and Bayes’ hierarchical models on add health survey

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    Jie Pu; Di Fang; WILSON, JEFFREY R.

    2017-01-01

    Abstract Background The analysis of correlated binary data is commonly addressed through the use of conditional models with random effects included in the systematic component as opposed to generalized estimating equations (GEE) models that addressed the random component. Since the joint distribution of the observations is usually unknown, the conditional distribution is a natural approach. Our objective was to compare the fit of different binary models for correlated data in Tabaco use. We a...

  10. Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans: Background and Issues for Congress

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    Capabilities is a little vague. I presume it means more than, oh, gee, they’re not sticker stocked in the onboard vending machines . It’s probably...maximize forward presence. Using the forward deployed naval force, that’s the concept we have in Japan and the concept we’ve been offered in Rota[, Spain...forward base forces in Japan , Spain, Singapore and Bahrain, and by using rotational crews; and (4) maintain appropriate research and development. As I

  11. Social Support, Heart Failure, and Acute Coronary Syndromes: The Role of Inflammatory Markers

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    elderly. Valvular and congenital heart disease . Journal of the American College of Cardiology , 10, 60A-62A. Reed, D., McGee, D., Yano, K...Psychology David Krantz, Ph. . Department of Medical & Clinical Psychology Committee Member ’""hi~rdi~pl;n~ . .~Emerging Infectious Diseases ’:Molecular...Department of Medical & Clinical Psychology Uniformed Services University Abstract Title of Thesis: “Social Support, Acute Coronary Syndromes, and Heart

  12. Comments on: High fat intake leads to acute postprandial exposure to circulating endotoxin in type 2 diabetic subjects.

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    Full Text Available Comments on: Harte AL, Varma MC, Tripathi G, McGee KC, Al-Daghri NM, Al-Attas OS, Sabico S, O'Hare JP, Ceriello A, Saravanan P, Kumar S, McTernan PG. High fat intake leads to acute postprandial exposure to circulating endotoxin in type 2 diabetic subjects. Diabetes Care. 2012 Feb; 35(2: 375-82

  13. Urban Joint Fire Support: Air Force Fixed-Wing and Army Field Artillery Precision Munitions Capabilities for Urban Operations

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    affect the laser itself. “Cloud cover and precipitation as well as battlefield conditions ( smoke , dust, haze, and other obscurants) can seriously degrade...targets means that dust and smoke from previous weapons impacts can easily obscure a target or interfere with laser guidance. Windows also cause...University, Maxwell AFB, AL. McGee , Michael B. Jr., Lieutenant Colonel, USAF. 2005. Air-ground operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom; Successes

  14. Mexican Drug Cartels and al Qaeda: Credible Link or Impracticable Alliance?

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    Many of these arguments have valid points when narrowly examined. However, not one exposes a “ smoking gun”. It is certainly possible that a...appears there is an obvious linkage; however, under further scrutiny, the lack of a “ smoking gun” becomes evident. To best utilize its limited...Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2006. McGee , Sibel, Michael Joel, and Robert Edson. Mexico’s Cartels Problem: A Systems Thinking Perspective

  15. Self-Esteem and Smoking in Youth--Muddying the Waters?

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    Glendinning, Anthony

    2002-01-01

    Longitudinal analysis by McGee and Williams (2000, "Journal of Adolescence", 23, 569-582, doi: 10.1006/jado.2000.0344) indicates that global self-esteem is not related to substance use in early youth. In the case of tobacco use Glendinning and Inglis (1999, "Journal of Adolescence", 22, 673-682, doi: 10.1006/jado.1999.0262) have looked at the…

  16. Distributive sharing among HIV-HCV co-infected injecting drug users: the preventive role of trust in one?s physician

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    Abstract This study, based on data from the MANIF 2000 cohort study, investigates the relationship between the lending of injecting equipment, drug use and experience with HIV care. The sample comprised 224 HIV-HCV-coinfected patients who reported having injected drugs in the previous 6 months and their 538 visits to clinical services. Longitudinal data were collected for medical status, and self-reported risk behaviors. A logistic regression GEE model was used to identify correl...

  17. Predictors of Echinococcus multilocularis prevalence in definitive and intermediate hosts

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    Takeuchi-Storm, Nao; Woolsey, Ian David; Jensen, Per Moestrup

    2015-01-01

    Echinococcus multilocularis (EM) is a pathogenic and potentially fatal cestode causing human alveolar echinococcosis (AE). A meta-analysis was conducted using a generalized estimation equation approach (GEE) to assess the effect of taxonomic, environmental and diagnostic variables on EM prevalence...... there was some indication of publication bias in this dataset. This study also highlights the possible importance of temperature and precipitation to EM transmission. This implies the possibility of a changing climate affecting the future distribution of the parasite....

  18. gang" maar gebruik dit hier nie. B. G EM SER . TEK SV ERBETER IN ...

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    ROM . 1:3 EN 4.— Die Afrikaanse Vertaling lui. „aangaande sy seun wat gebore is na die vlees uit die geslag van Dawid (3) en na die Gees van heiligheid met krag verklaar is as die Seun van God deur die opstanding van die dode, Jesus Christus, onse Here, (4)." A s ons mag aanneem dat die skryf van „seun" hier met 'n ...

  19. Increasing Range and Lethality of Extended-Range Munitions (ERMS) using Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and the AUV Workbench to Compute a Ballistic Correction (BALCOR)

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    DMSP) polar- orbiting satellites, and DMSP Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I) data. This satellite data provides surface wind speed...of Employment (2008-2018). Arlington, VA: EDO Professional Services. McGee, T. (2006). Battlespace on Demand: Commander’s Intent Meteorology...Center, WV 26. Scott Davis ATK Advanced Weapons Division Woodland Hills, CA 27. Curtis Marsh EDO Professional Services Arlington, VA 28

  20. THE POWER OF GAME DEVELOPMENT IN LEARNING: WHY IS GAME DEVELOPMENT GOOD LEARNING MACHINES?

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    Nordby, Anders

    2016-01-01

    The article on publisher's website: https://library.iated.org/view/NORDBY2016POW Many researchers, for example J.P. Gee, have been pointing out for years that game playing can give good learning. When school topics is Gamified we tap into the most important and established learning theories such as, Problem Based Learning, Situated Learning, Social Identity, Experiential Learning (learning by doing and learning just in time) and more. While this alone argues for using game playing in learn...

  1. 韓国における「多文化教育」支援に関する一考察 : 多文化予備学校の実践を中心に

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    小川, 佳万; 姜, 姫銀

    2017-01-01

    This paper discusses the realities and possibilities of multicultural preparatory schools in South Korea, dealing with some policies of Kyong-gee Provincial Education Office. They are in the outside of the official education system in Korean context, but, funded by the public bureau, play critical roles to adjust children of multi-cultural families, which are growing in recent years, to the formal education system. Visiting a junior high school, as a case study, practicing the multicultural e...

  2. Comparison of methodologies for analysing the progression of joint destruction in rheumatoid arthritis.

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    Knevel, R; Tsonaka, R; le Cessie, S; van der Linden, M P M; Huizinga, T W J; van der Heijde, D M F M; Houwing-Duistermaat, J J; van der Helm-van Mil, A H M

    2013-01-01

    Progression of joint destruction is an important phenotypic feature in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). When factors have small effect sizes, both the avoidance of phenotypic misclassification and discerning true effects from noise are challenging. Assembling radiological measurements repeatedly in time harbours a smaller risk of misclassification than single measurements. Given serial measurements, different methods of analysis can be applied. This study evaluates different statistical methods of analysing longitudinal data. Three statistical methods were studied: linear regression (LR), generalized estimating equations (GEE), and multivariate normal regression analysis (MRA). All were applied longitudinally, testing for differences in radiological progression rates. As genetic variants are known to have small effect sizes, two genetic variants were studied as examples: rs675520 (located in the TNFAIP3-OLIG3 region) and the presence of the human leucocyte antigen (HLA) shared epitope (SE) alleles. Radiological data for 602 early RA patients with yearly radiographs and 7-years of follow-up were used. The powers obtained with the methods and the robustness against missingness were evaluated as outcome measures. The presence of the rs675520 polymorphism and the HLA-SE risk genotype was associated with a 0.65-0.77 and 1.17-1.51 fold increased rate of joint destruction, respectively. The analyses performed with MRA resulted in smaller 95% confidence intervals (CIs) than the analyses using LR or GEE. In addition, the 95% CIs increased with the number of radiographs per patient. The power of MRA was higher than that of GEE. MRA was more robust against selective missingness than GEE or LR with a two-step approach (LR(ts)). A multivariate normal regression model on subsequent radiographs is a powerful and robust method for analysing longitudinal joint destruction data.

  3. An Overview on Regression Models for Discrete Longitudinal Responses

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    Sutradhar, Brajendra C.

    2003-01-01

    In the longitudinal regression setup, interest may be focused primarily on the regression parameters for the marginal expectations of the longitudinal responses, the longitudinal correlation parameters being of secondary interest. Second, interest may be focused on both the regression and the longitudinal correlation parameters. Under the first setup, there exists a "working'' correlation matrix based generalized estimating equation (GEE) approach for the estimation of the regression paramete...

  4. Mass Atrocity: Prevention and Response

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    of Oxfam America . She graduated from Harvard College and Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. In 2007, Sewall founded the MARO Project to create...for Common Ground, the Fondation Hirondelle, Refu- gees International, International Crisis Group, and Oxfam GB. She has extensive fi eld experience... America . She holds a Masters Degree in Or- ganizational Leadership as an Eisenhower Fellow, as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in International

  5. Determining Types of Health Effects To Persian Gulf Veterans Due To Exposure To Occupational Hazards

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    Appiowed bw pub1be MA DVtbufi Unifted DETERMINING TYPES OF HEALTH EFFECTS TO PERSIAN GULF VETERANS DUE TO EXPOSURE TO OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS THESI S F...9_,* TLE 5. FUNDING NUMBERS DETERMINING TYPES OF HEALTH EFFECTS TO PERSIAN GULF VETERANS DUE TO EXPOSURE TO OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS PE: 62202F WV...PERSIAN GULF VETERANS DUE TO EXPOSURE TO OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS THESIS Rebecca A. Nelson, Captain, USAF AFIT/GEE/ENV/95D Approved for public release

  6. Optimization of Digital to Analog Conversion for MWIR Scene Projector using IRLED Emitter Arrays for High Bit-Depth with Reduced Sensitivity to Noise

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    McGee, Fouad Kiamilev Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Delaware Newark, DE, USA, 19716 Abstract: We present...the US Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI ) under Contract No. W91ZLK-06-C-0006." (b) "Any...Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI ).” 505 Distribution A  Approved for Public Release – Distribution is unlimited References

  7. Scalable Testing Platform for CMOS Read In Integrated Circuits

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    2016-03-31

    Hernandez, Jonathan Dickason, Peyman Barakshan, Nick Waite, Rodney McGee, Fouad Kiamilev Electrical and Computer Engineering Department University of...Instrumentation (PEO STRI ) under Contract No. W91ZLK- 06-C-0006." (b) "Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this...Science & Technology (T&E/S&T) Program and/or the US Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI ).” References

  8. Modular and Scalable Firmware for Infrared LED Scene Projectors

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    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Delaware Newark, DE USA 19716 Abstract: Infrared scene projectors (IRSPs) are a...Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI ) under Contract No. W91ZLK-06-C- 0006." (b) "Any opinions, findings...Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI ).” References 1. R. McGee, K. Nabha, J. Marks, J. Benedict, G. Ejzak, J. Dickason, N. Waite, M. Hernandez

  9. Hardware Acceleration of Non-Uniformity Correction for High-Performance Real-Time Infrared LED Scene Projectors

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    2016-03-31

    Engineering University of Delaware Newark, DE USA 19716 Abstract: A novel approach to correcting for intensity non-uniformity in the InfraRed Light...Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI ) under Contract No. W91ZLK-06-C- 0006." (b) "Any opinions, findings...Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI ).” References 1. R. McGee, K. Nabha, J. Marks, J. Benedict, G. Ejzak, J. Dickason, N. Waite, M

  10. Estimating relative risks in multicenter studies with a small number of centers - which methods to use? A simulation study.

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    Pedroza, Claudia; Truong, Van Thi Thanh

    2017-11-02

    Analyses of multicenter studies often need to account for center clustering to ensure valid inference. For binary outcomes, it is particularly challenging to properly adjust for center when the number of centers or total sample size is small, or when there are few events per center. Our objective was to evaluate the performance of generalized estimating equation (GEE) log-binomial and Poisson models, generalized linear mixed models (GLMMs) assuming binomial and Poisson distributions, and a Bayesian binomial GLMM to account for center effect in these scenarios. We conducted a simulation study with few centers (≤30) and 50 or fewer subjects per center, using both a randomized controlled trial and an observational study design to estimate relative risk. We compared the GEE and GLMM models with a log-binomial model without adjustment for clustering in terms of bias, root mean square error (RMSE), and coverage. For the Bayesian GLMM, we used informative neutral priors that are skeptical of large treatment effects that are almost never observed in studies of medical interventions. All frequentist methods exhibited little bias, and the RMSE was very similar across the models. The binomial GLMM had poor convergence rates, ranging from 27% to 85%, but performed well otherwise. The results show that both GEE models need to use small sample corrections for robust SEs to achieve proper coverage of 95% CIs. The Bayesian GLMM had similar convergence rates but resulted in slightly more biased estimates for the smallest sample sizes. However, it had the smallest RMSE and good coverage across all scenarios. These results were very similar for both study designs. For the analyses of multicenter studies with a binary outcome and few centers, we recommend adjustment for center with either a GEE log-binomial or Poisson model with appropriate small sample corrections or a Bayesian binomial GLMM with informative priors.

  11. Comparison of population-averaged and cluster-specific models for the analysis of cluster randomized trials with missing binary outcomes: a simulation study

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    Ma Jinhui

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    Full Text Available Abstracts Background The objective of this simulation study is to compare the accuracy and efficiency of population-averaged (i.e. generalized estimating equations (GEE and cluster-specific (i.e. random-effects logistic regression (RELR models for analyzing data from cluster randomized trials (CRTs with missing binary responses. Methods In this simulation study, clustered responses were generated from a beta-binomial distribution. The number of clusters per trial arm, the number of subjects per cluster, intra-cluster correlation coefficient, and the percentage of missing data were allowed to vary. Under the assumption of covariate dependent missingness, missing outcomes were handled by complete case analysis, standard multiple imputation (MI and within-cluster MI strategies. Data were analyzed using GEE and RELR. Performance of the methods was assessed using standardized bias, empirical standard error, root mean squared error (RMSE, and coverage probability. Results GEE performs well on all four measures — provided the downward bias of the standard error (when the number of clusters per arm is small is adjusted appropriately — under the following scenarios: complete case analysis for CRTs with a small amount of missing data; standard MI for CRTs with variance inflation factor (VIF 50. RELR performs well only when a small amount of data was missing, and complete case analysis was applied. Conclusion GEE performs well as long as appropriate missing data strategies are adopted based on the design of CRTs and the percentage of missing data. In contrast, RELR does not perform well when either standard or within-cluster MI strategy is applied prior to the analysis.

  12. Communicating Coastal Risk Analysis in an Age of Climate Change

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    Coastal Risk Analysis in an Age of Climate Change TR-11-04 Brian Blanton, John McGee, Oleg Kapeljushnik Renaissance...TITLE AND SUBTITLE Communicating Coastal Risk Analysis in an Age of Climate Change 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER...Standard Form 298 (Rev. 8-98) Prescribed by ANSI Std Z39-18 Communicating Coastal Risk Analysis in an Age of Climate Change Brian Blanton, John

  13. Beamspace Multiple Input Multiple Output. Part II: Steerable Antennas in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

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    increases do not necessarily come from higher gain but rather from a good front -to- back ratio. The front -to- back ratio was the dominant factor because...registered trademark of Xerox Corporation. Released by D. E . Hurdsman, Head Applied Electromagnetics Branch Under authority of J. McGee, Head...input multiple-output (MIMO) communication systems use multiple anten- nas and transceivers at both ends of a wireless link to utilize spatial

  14. Is European Defense a Bridge too Far?

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    the Face of Sector Consolidation in Europe, Real Instituto Elcano de Estudios Internacionales y Estrategicos, Area: Defence & Security- ARI N 44/2005...Internet; accessed 15 December 2005. 18 Grupo de Estudios Estrategicos GEES, “The Spanish Identity in the European Defence Industry,” Analisis 12, 8...March 2001, 2. 19 Ignacio Cosido, The Spanish Defence Industry in the Face of Sector Consolidation in Europe, Real Instituto Elcano de Estudios

  15. Joodse agtergronde by Paulus

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    L. Floor

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    Full Text Available Ons glo dat Jesus Christus Self deur Sy Heilige Gees Paulus geroep en bekwaam gemaak het vir sy geweldige sendingarbeid wat hy in die eerste eeu van die Christendom gedoen het. Paulus het dit self ook besef, want hy sê: ‘... Want ek het dit ook nie van 'n mens ontvang of geleer nie, maar deur 'n openbaring van Jesus Christus’ (Gal. 1:12.

  16. Retinal Ganglion Cell Morphology after Optic Nerve Crush and Experimental Glaucoma

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    Kalesnykas, Giedrius; Oglesby, Ericka N.; Zack, Donald J.; Cone, Frances E.; Steinhart, Matthew R.; Tian, Jing; Pease, Mary E.; Quigley, Harry A.

    2012-01-01

    Purpose. To study sequential changes in retinal ganglion cell (RGC) morphology in mice after optic nerve crush and after induction of experimental glaucoma. Methods. Nerve crush or experimental glaucoma was induced in mice that selectively express yellow fluorescent protein (YFP) in RGCs. Mice were euthanized 1, 4, and 9 days after crush and 1, 3, and 6 weeks after induction of glaucoma by bead injection. All YFP-RGCs were identified in retinal whole mounts. Then confocal images of randomly selected RGCs were quantified for somal fluorescence brightness, soma size, neurite outgrowth, and dendritic complexity (Sholl analysis). Results. By 9 days after crush, 98% of RGC axons died and YFP-RGCs decreased by 64%. After 6 weeks of glaucoma, 31% of axons died, but there was no loss of YFP-RGC bodies. All crush retinas combined had significant decreases in neurite outgrowth parameters (P ≤ 0.036, generalized estimating equation [GEE] model) and dendritic complexity was lower than controls (P = 0.017, GEE model). There was no change in RGC soma area after crush. In combined glaucoma data, the RGC soma area was larger than control (P = 0.04, GEE model). At 3 weeks, glaucoma RGCs had significantly larger values for dendritic structure and complexity than controls (P = 0.044, GEE model), but no statistical difference was found at 6 weeks. Conclusions. After nerve crush, RGCs and axons died rapidly, and dendritic structure decreased moderately in remaining RGCs. Glaucoma caused an increase in RGC dendrite structure and soma size at 3 weeks. PMID:22589442

  17. oor die inhoud en boodskap van die heidelbergse kategismus

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    gesê word dié artikels handel oor God die Vader “en ons skepping”, oor. God die Seun “en ons verlossing” en oor God die Heilige Gees “en ons heiligmaking”. ...... Catechism, whose single pages cannot be paid for even with tons of gold.' The love for the Catechism will remain as long as there are people who seek their.

  18. Accessible Geoscience - Digital Fieldwork

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    Meara, Rhian

    2017-04-01

    Accessible Geoscience is a developing field of pedagogic research aimed at widening participation in Geography, Earth and Environmental Science (GEES) subjects. These subjects are often less commonly associated with disabilities, ethnic minorities, low income socio-economic groups and females. While advancements and improvements have been made in the inclusivity of these subject areas in recent years, access and participation of disabled students remains low. While universities are legally obligated to provide reasonable adjustments to ensure accessibility, the assumed incompatibility of GEES subjects and disability often deters students from applying to study these courses at a university level. Instead of making reasonable adjustments if and when they are needed, universities should be aiming to develop teaching materials, spaces and opportunities which are accessible to all, which in turn will allow all groups to participate in the GEES subjects. With this in mind, the Swansea Geography Department wish to enhance the accessibility of our undergraduate degree by developing digital field work opportunities. In the first instance, we intend to digitise three afternoon excursions which are run as part of a 1st year undergraduate module. Each of the field trips will be digitized into English- and Welsh-medium formats. In addition, each field trip will be digitized into British Sign Language (BSL) to allow for accessibility for D/deaf and hard of hearing students. Subtitles will also be made available in each version. While the main focus of this work is to provide accessible fieldwork opportunities for students with disabilities, this work also has additional benefits. Students within the Geography Department will be able to revisit the field trips, to revise and complete associated coursework. The use of digitized field work should not replace opportunities for real field work, but its use by the full cohort of students will begin to "normalize" accessible field

  19. Die kontekstuele funksie van Hebreërs 13:8

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    29 Jul 2015 ... daar nie formele aanwysings in vers 8 (of v. 9) is (bv 'n γάρ, οὖν, ὥστε, ens) wat 'n aanduiding gee van hoe hierdie vers met sy konteks skakel nie. Verder pas vers 8 met die eerste oogopslag ook nie inhoudelik by verse 7 en 9 nie. Die leser moet gevolglik sy eie afleidings uit die argument van Hebreërs 13 ...

  20. Negotiating institutional identity: ‘international’ doctoral students in an Australian university

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    Fotovatian, Sepideh

    2017-01-01

    This study investigates the informal second language interactions of eight doctoral students in an Australian university. The students were from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. The study seeks to understand the ties between language, identity and social representations through an analysis of recorded informal conversations and focus groups. Negotiation of identity, legitimacy and membership is discursively mediated in institutional interactions (Gee, 2005; Lave &Wenger, 1991;...

  1. Die gesigte van die neo-marxisme

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    M. C. Boshoff

    1979-06-01

    Full Text Available Ons weet nie sondermeer wat die voorsetsel ‘NEO’ beteken nie. Het Marx in ons tyd herleef of ’n ombuiging, hersiening, aanvulling of selfs ’n korrektief op die oorspronklike visie van Marx gekom? Wat hou die naam, doelstellings en gees van Karl Marx lewendig en dreig om die Westerse lewenswyse en die Christelike godsdiens te vernietig met ’n leefwyse wat die Christelike geloof op sy kardinale punte aanval?

  2. EXPLORANDO E DESVENDANDO REGRAS DA PERCEPÇÃO

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    Venturelli, Suzete

    2015-01-01

    Para as ciências humanas a arte é uma categoria especial de atividade humana. Por exemplo, discute-se perspectivas diferentes sobre o que faz com que um objeto seja ou não arte? Alguns pontos de vista filosóficos descrevem a arte como "imitação" (Platão), "redenção" (Nietzsche), ou "comunicação de sentimento" (Tolstoi), há mais visões recentes de arte como "fetiche" (Adrian Piper), "virtual" (Douglas Davis) ou computacional, no nosso caso. A arte também é definida do ponto de v...

  3. Medicine and spirituality: a personal adventure.

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    Balducci, Lodovico

    2010-01-01

    Perhaps more than any other profession medicine gives power to its practitioners. "It is difficult to remain emperor in front of a physician" claims the Roman emperor Adrian in his memories. When I found myself as a doctor endowed with the power of telling people what was good for them I realized that I had become the arbiter of normality, that I could have told people how to live there lives, without having any idea of how living my own. While I cannot identify a single experience as a turning point, certainly an accumulation of experiences, personal and professional contributed to the abandonment of this facade and the embracement of the spiritual dimension in the practice of medicine. Like Chesterton describes in his book 'Orthodoxy' the discovery of the spiritual dimension in medicine was a long pigrimage home, toward myself, to learn how to love and dignify myself.

  4. Secure Control Systems for the Energy Sector

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    Smith, Rhett [Schweitzer Engineering Lab., Inc., Alpharetta, GA (United States); Stewart, John [Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN (United States); Chavez, Adrian [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    2014-10-22

    The Padlock Project is an alliance between Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc. (SEL). SEL is the prime contractor on the Padlock project. Rhett Smith (SEL) is the project director and Adrian Chaves (SNL) and John Stewart (TVA) are principle investigators. SEL is the world’s leader in microprocessor-based electronic equipment for protecting electric power systems. The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average. TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities, and state and local governments with economic development.

  5. ENS Implementation - Part of the PSO Eltra contract 4524/2003

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    Teodorescu, Remus; Blaabjerg, Frede; Asiminoaei, Lucian

    with PowerLynx A/S for the development of the ENS function for the PowerLynx PV inverters. The work started 01.01.03 and ended 29.02.04 and involved Frede Blaabjerg, Remus Teodorescu, Lucian Asiminoaei and Adrian Timbus from Aalborg University and Uffe Borup from PowerLynx A/S. The objective...... was to make the PowerLynx PV inverters compatible with the germans ENS standard which mainly consist in the requirement to disconnect from the grid in max. 2 seconds if the grid impedance is changed with 0.5 ohms resistive. During 01.07 ? 31.08 2003, an algorithm based on the injection of a voltage of 75 Hz...

  6. The story of heart transplantation: From cape town to cape comorin

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    Aakshi Kalra

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Norman Shumway is widely regarded as the father of heart transplantation although the world's first adult human heart transplant was performed by Christiaan Barnard, on December 3, 1967, at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. Adrian Kantrowitz performed the world's first pediatric heart transplant on December 6, 1967 and Norman Shumway performed the first adult heart transplant in the United States on January 6, 1968, at the Stanford University Hospital. In India, PK Sen attempted the first heart transplant in humans soon after Christaan Barnaard but the first and subsequent patients died. The first successful heart transplant in India was by Dr. P Venugopal in 1994 at AIIMS, New Delhi. This was followed soon after by Dr. KM Cherian who also did the first pediatric and first heart lung transplant in India.

  7. Cuerpos y Emociones en la investigación social: Un recorrido crítico por los itinerarios actuales de un campo

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    Claudia Gabriela Reta

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available El libro compilado por Adrian Scribano es fruto de un trabajo colectivo de investigación en el marco del Grupo de Estudios sobre Sociología de las Emociones y los Cuerpos del Instituto de Investigaciones Gino Germani de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales de la UBA (GESEC. El mismo conforma una propuesta de diagnóstico y sistematización de las investigaciones sociales de los cuerpos y emociones en Argentina. A partir de una serie de ejes temáticos, los capítulos que componen la publicación abordan las investigaciones que desde diferentes campos disciplinares y perspectivas teóricas   se centran en los cuerpos y emociones, constituyendo a la obra en un profundo aporte a los investigadores sociales.

  8. The Aesthetics of Coding

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    Andersen, Christian Ulrik

    2007-01-01

    Computer art is often associated with computer-generated expressions (digitally manipulated audio/images in music, video, stage design, media facades, etc.). In recent computer art, however, the code-text itself – not the generated output – has become the artwork (Perl Poetry, ASCII Art, obfuscated...... code, etc.). The presentation relates this artistic fascination of code to a media critique expressed by Florian Cramer, claiming that the graphical interface represents a media separation (of text/code and image) causing alienation to the computer’s materiality. Cramer is thus the voice of a new ‘code...... avant-garde’. In line with Cramer, the artists Alex McLean and Adrian Ward (aka Slub) declare: “art-oriented programming needs to acknowledge the conditions of its own making – its poesis.” By analysing the Live Coding performances of Slub (where they program computer music live), the presentation...

  9. Arsenic exposure assessment of children living in a lead mining area in Southeastern Brazil Avaliação da exposição de crianças ao arsênio em área de mineração de chumbo na Região Sudeste do Brasil

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    Alice Momoyo Sakuma

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Environmental contamination by arsenic compounds in the Ribeira River Valley, São Paulo, Brazil has already been observed. Lead mining and refining activities had been carried on since late colonial times and finished recently, at the end of 1995. The source of As in the region is known to be mainly from arsenopirite geological presence in the lead ore. Chronic exposure to arsenic compounds may cause peripheral vascular disorders, hyperpigmentation, hiperkeratosis and cancer of the skin, bladder, lung, liver and other internal organs. The purpose of this study was to assess children exposure to arsenic from environmental sources in the region. Urine samples from children between 7 to 14 years old were collected at the following localities: Cerro Azul (Paraná; urban areas of Ribeira (São Paulo and Adrianópolis (Paraná; Vila Mota neighborhood (rural area of Adrianópolis and Serra neighborhood (Iporanga, São Paulo, identified as groups 1, 2, 3 and 4, respectively. Group 1 was considered as non-exposed control group. Toxicologically relevant forms of As were determined by atomic absorption spectrometry with hydride generation system. The median values of urine arsenic levels obtained in groups 1, 2, 3 and 4 were respectively: 3.60, 6.30, 6.41 e 8.94μg/L.Contaminação ambiental por compostos de arsênio no Vale do Ribeira, São Paulo, Brasil, tem sido já observada. As atividades de mineração e refinamento do chumbo têm ocorrido desde a época colonial e foram encerradas recentemente, no final de 1995. A principal fonte de arsênio na região é arsenopirita que ocorre geologicamente no minério de chumbo. Exposição crônica aos compostos de arsênio podem causar desordens vasculares periféricas, hiperpigmentação, hiperqueratose, além de câncer de pele, bexiga, pulmão, fígado e outros órgãos. O objetivo do presente estudo foi avaliar a exposição de crianças ao arsênio proveniente de fontes ambientais na região. Amostras de

  10. Jakość pracy naukowej, jej potwierdzenie a recenzja partnerska. Odbiór w środowisku naukowym i nieporozumienia. Postawy wobec recenzji partnerskiej (przekł. Tomasz Olszewski

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    Adrian Mulligan

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Barnes J., Proof and the syllogism, w:Aristotle on Science: The „Posterior Analytics”,red. E. Berti, 1981.Lerner E., Fraud shows peer-review flaw, „The Industrialist Physicist” 8(6, 2003.Mulligan Adrian (Elsevier, Quality, certification and peer review, Information Services and Use, 28 (2008.Olson C.M., Peer review of the biomedical literature, „American Journal of Emergency Medicine” 8(4, 1990.Ziman J.M., Public Knowledge: An Essay Concerning the Social Development of Science, London 1968.Zuckerman H., Merton R.K., Patterns of evaluation in science: institutionalization, structure and functions of the referee system, „Minerva” 9(1, 1971.

  11. History of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada): the early years.

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    De Finney, John; Lawson, Gordon; Gryfe, David; Gillis-Lawson, Susan; Crawford, John P

    2016-12-01

    In 1978 the Canadian Chiropractic Association recognized the need to establish an organization that would prepare chiropractors to treat athletic injuries and promote these services to sports organizations. Dr. Adrian Grice approached three chiropractors to establish such an organization. The Canadian Chiropractic Sports Academy (CCSA) was established in 1978. This was the start of the chiropractic sports movement which has seen chiropractors playing prominent roles as team doctors to professional and amateur teams and athletes and in the delivery of care at major national and international competitions. This paper will show the work done by the original founders of the CCSA which has helped to pave the way to the present level of acceptance of chiropractic sports injury management and performance enhancement and as the progenitor of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences Canada.

  12. Del Grabado Europeo a la Pintura Americana. La serie El Credo del pintor quiteño Miguel de Santiago

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    Marta Fajardo de Rueda

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available El hallazgo de dos series de grabados flamencos del siglo XVII sobre el tema El Credo, de los artistas Adrian Collaert (1560-1618 y Johan Sadeler (1550-1600, permiten confirmar la importante presencia de los grabados europeos en los talleres de pintura de la América Hispana y su influencia decisiva en la formación de nuestros artistas. Se analizan entonces bajo esta perspectiva, las once pinturas al óleo que conforman la Serie de los Artículos de El Credo, obra del pintor quiteño Miguel de Santiago (1603-1706 que se encuentran en la Catedral Primada de Bogotá desde la época colonial.

  13. A brief history of the philosophy of time

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    Bardon, Adrian

    2013-01-01

    Adrian Bardon's A Brief History of the Philosophy of Time is a short introduction to the history, philosophy, and science of the study of time-from the pre-Socratic philosophers through Einstein and beyond. A Brief History of the Philosophy of Time covers subjects such as time and change, the experience of time, physical and metaphysical approaches to the nature of time, the direction of time, time travel, time and freedom of the will, and scientific and philosophical approaches to eternity and the beginning of time. Bardon employs helpful illustrations and keeps technical language to a minimum in bringing the resources of over 2500 years of philosophy and science to bear on some of humanity's most fundamental and enduring questions.

  14. Design in nature how the constructal law governs evolution in biology, physics, technology, and social organization

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    Bejan, Adrian

    2013-01-01

    In this groundbreaking book, Adrian Bejan takes the recurring patterns in nature—trees, tributaries, air passages, neural networks, and lightning bolts—and reveals how a single principle of physics, the constructal law, accounts for the evolution of these and many other designs in our world. Everything—from biological life to inanimate systems—generates shape and structure and evolves in a sequence of ever-improving designs in order to facilitate flow. River basins, cardiovascular systems, and bolts of lightning are very efficient flow systems to move a current—of water, blood, or electricity. Likewise, the more complex architecture of animals evolve to cover greater distance per unit of useful energy, or increase their flow across the land. Such designs also appear in human organizations, like the hierarchical “flowcharts” or reporting structures in corporations and political bodies. All are governed by the same principle, known as the constructal law, and configure and reconfigure themselves...

  15. The MAS Six Years in Power in Bolivia

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    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Review Essay of:– The Rise of Evo Morales and the MAS, by Sven Harten. London/New York: Zed Books, 2011.– Evo Morales and the Movimiento al Socialismo in Bolivia; The First Term in Context, edited by Adrian J. Pearce. London, Institute for the Study of the Americas, 2011.– El estado de derecho como tiranía, by Luis Tapia. La Paz: CIDES/UMSA, 2011.– From Rebellion to Reform in Bolivia: Class Struggle, Indigenous Liberation and the Politics of Evo Morales, by Jeffery R. Webber. Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2011.– La democracia desde los márgenes: Transformaciones en el campo político boliviano, by María Teresa Zegada, with Claudia Arce, Gabriela Canedo and Alber Quispe. La Paz: Muela del Diablo Editores/CLACSO, 2011.

  16. Reminiscences a journey through particle physics

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    2013-01-01

    A personal recount in areas of particle physics and related fields as a research physicist for over 50 years, Adrian Melissinos' insights into the ways that general research was carried out, as well as the evolution of particle physics from 1958 to 2008 will prove valuable to science history enthusiasts, as well as particle physicists. Be it conventional accelerator experiments, the use of microwave techniques in search of cosmic axions, or taking advantage of high power lasers to observe light-by-light scattering, the excitement of searching for something new in the face of failures and then successes is enriching, and the collaboration with gifted and outstanding colleagues and students proves insightful. A hybrid of personal reminiscences and a professional journey, readers get to relive the joy and excitement of researching and teaching in small groups during those early years while gaining a partial historical perspective of particle physics since 1958 - all in "Reminiscences: A Journey through Particle ...

  17. Chumbo e zinco em águas e sedimentos de área de mineração e metalurgia de metais

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    Full Text Available Lead metallurgy at Adrianópolis is the largest environmental problem of Paraná, Brazil. The objective of this study was to determine Pb and Zn levels in water and sediment in two catchments by different extraction methods. The high levels of lead in water in most of samples do not allow the human use. Total Pb concentration as high as 795.3 µg L-1 was observed in Ribeira River bank, in a pluvial water stream flowering from a abandoned factory. Due to the high Pb levels in sediments from some sites (maximum of 24,300 mg kg-1 is recommended to avoid the water turbulence.

  18. Power Spectrum Estimation of Randomly Sampled Signals

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    . Residence time weighting provides non-biased estimates regardless of setting. The free-running processor was also tested and compared to residence time weighting using actual LDA measurements in a turbulent round jet. Power spectra from measurements on the jet centerline and the outer part of the jet...... sine waves. The primary signal and the corresponding power spectrum are shown in Figure 1. The conventional spectrum shows multiple erroneous mixing frequencies and the peak values are too low. The residence time weighted spectrum is correct. The sample-and-hold spectrum has lower power than...... the correct spectrum, and the f -2-filtering effect appearing for low data densities is evident (Adrian and Yao 1987). The remaining tests also show that sample-and-hold and the free-running processor perform well only under very particular circumstances with high data rate and low inherent bias, respectively...

  19. Murcha de fusário em helicônia: fontes de resistência, método alternativo de detecção e defesa estrutural Heliconia’s Fusarium wilt: resistance sources, alternative method of detection and structural mechanisms

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    Neilza Reis Castro

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available O cultivo das helicônias vem sendo afetado pela murcha, causada por Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense. Este trabalho objetivou identificar fontes de resistência, verificar a detecção da resistência através de método alternativo e avaliar a lignificação como mecanismo de defesa do hospedeiro ao patógeno. As espécies utilizadas na identificação de resistência foram Heliconia bihai, H. psittacorum cvs. Golden Torch e Golden Torch Adrian, H. rostrata, H. stricta cvs. Capri e Fire Bird, H. psittacorum cvs. Sassy e Alan Carle, H. caribea, H. latispatha, H. wagneriana e H. chartacea cv. Sexy Pink. A avaliação dos sintomas foi realizada aos 40 dias após a inoculação baseada em escala de notas variando de 1 a 6. As espécies consideradas resistentes foram H. bihai, H. psittacorum cvs. Golden Torch e Golden Torch Adrian, H. rostrata, H. stricta cv. Capri, H. psittacorum cv. Sassy e H. caribea. O método alternativo de detecção de resistência consistiu na utilização de filtrado fúngico obtido a partir do cultivo em meio Czapek, utilizando várias concentrações do mesmo depositando em folhas destacadas das cultivares resistentes e suscetíveis H. psittacorum cvs. Golden Torch e Alan Carle, respectivamente. A avaliação foi feita após 48 horas de incubação, onde a concentração em 50% do filtrado foi a mais eficiente na distinção da resistência. O mecanismo estrutural foi observado em secções histológicas nas raízes das espécies utilizadas no estudo de resistência, inoculadas com o método de injeção e não inoculadas, que permitiram verificar a ausência de relação entre a resistência e a lignificação.Heliconia grown as a crop has been affected by wilt, caused by Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense. This work aimed to identify genetic resistances sources, to evaluated the detection of resistance with an alternative method and to verify the effects of structural mechanisms in pathogen resistance. The genotypes

  20. Del Grabado Europeo a la Pintura Americana. La serie El Credo del pintor quiteño Miguel de Santiago

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    Marta Fajardo de Rueda

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El hallazgo de dos series de grabados flamencos del siglo XVII  sobre el tema El Credo, de los artistas Adrian Collaert (1560-1618  y  Johan Sadeler  (1550-1600, permiten confirmar la importante presencia de los grabados europeos en los talleres de pintura de la América Hispana y  su influencia decisiva en la formación de nuestros artistas. Se analizan entonces bajo esta perspectiva, las  once pinturas al óleo que conforman la Serie de los Artículos de El Credo, obra del pintor quiteño Miguel de Santiago (1603-1706 que se encuentran en la Catedral Primada de Bogotá desde la época colonial.

  1. Global Environments through the Quaternary – Exploring Environmental Change

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    Josie Rose Mills

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    Full Text Available Born from a series of volumes titled Environmental Change, first printed in 1976, this book is the second edition of a revised history of the global environment published in 2013. It is the collaborative work of David Anderson, Andrew Goudie, and Adrian Parker, all experts in the field of geography, with Parker also having a background in anthropology. Global Environments through the Quaternary provides a general scientific guide to interpreting environmental change. It is aimed at a wide audience and has a full glossary of less well known terms for added clarity. It would be a good accompaniment to a geoarchaeology course or for those interested in the history of environmental fluctuation, with its particular strengths lying in the concise and accessible presentation of scientific data. This enables it to work well as a reference guide that can be used alongside more in-depth research as it provides a key knowledge base with which to formulate personal theories.

  2. And now, for the winners.

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    Alizée Dauvergne

    2010-01-01

    The Computer Security Day held on 10 June was a success. There were eight presentations, with some forty people attending each session.     The presentation videos can be viewed on Indico. The computer security team’s new website is now up and running, with a wealth of useful information and advice. Go to http://cern.ch/Computer.Security.     The quiz attracted 130 participants, and the answers have now been posted on line! The quiz winners are: Lars Aprin, Richard Baud, Thibaut Bernard, Brice Copy, Daniele de Ruschi, Sébastien Gadrat, Amanda Garcia Munoz, Stephen Gowdy, Joni Hahkala, Joseph Izen, Ryszard Erazm Jurga, Jukka Klem, Danila Oleynik, Ian Pong, Pascal Serge Roguet, Jani Tapani Taskinen, Jan Therhaag, Yves Thurel, Adrian Vogel, Thomas White. Well done to all! If you haven’t done so already, you should soon be getting your prize (i.e. a book, a T-shirt or a bag, etc.).  

  3. Staff members with 25 years’ service at CERN in 2009

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    The 62 staff members who are celebrating 25 years' service at CERN in 2009 were invited by the Director-General to a reception in their honour on 17 November. ARNAUDON Luca/BE BEL Jean-François/TE BERTINELLI Francesco/TE BLAND Alastair/BE BLOCH Philippe/PH BORCIER Luc/EN BRUNEL Xavier/PH BURKIMSHER Paul/EN CAMPI Domenico/PH CATTAI Ariella/PH DALIN Jean-Michel/EN DANGOISSE Claude/IT DAVIDS Daniel/EN DI MAIO Franck/BE FERRARI Claude/EN FISCHER Klaus/TE FOLLEY Adrian/PH FORMENTI Fabio/TE GATIGNON Laurentius/EN GIACHINO Rossano/BE GONIDEC Allain/PH GRAFSTROM Per/PH HANCOCK Steven/BE HATCH Mark/PH HEMMER Frederic/IT HOURICAN Michael/TE ...

  4. Del Grabado Europeo a la Pintura Americana. La serie El Credo del pintor quiteño Miguel de Santiago

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    Marta Fajardo de Rueda

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El hallazgo de dos series de grabados flamencos del siglo XVII sobre el tema El Credo, de los artistas Adrian Collaert (1560-1618 y Johan Sadeler (1550-1600, permiten confirmar la importante presencia de los grabados europeos en los talle - res de pintura de la América Hispana y su influencia decisiva en la formación de nuestros artistas. Se analizan entonces bajo esta perspectiva, las once pinturas al óleo que conforman la Serie de los Artículos de El Credo, obra del pintor quiteño Miguel de Santiago (1603-1706 que se encuentran en la Catedral Primada de Bogotá desde la época colonial.

  5. Improved methods for the marginal analysis of longitudinal data in the presence of time-dependent covariates.

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    Chen, I-Chen; Westgate, Philip M

    2017-07-20

    Generalized estimating equations (GEEs) are commonly used for the marginal analysis of longitudinal data. In order to obtain consistent regression parameter estimates, these estimating equations must be unbiased. However, in the presence of certain types of time-dependent covariates, these equations can be biased unless they incorporate the independence working correlation structure. Moreover, in this case, regression parameter estimation can be very inefficient because not all valid moment conditions are incorporated within the corresponding estimating equations. Therefore, approaches based on the generalized method of moments or quadratic inference functions have been proposed in order to utilize all valid moment conditions. However, we have found in previous studies, as well as the current study, that such methods will not always provide valid inference and can also be improved upon in terms of finite-sample regression parameter estimation. Therefore, we propose both a modified GEE approach and a method selection strategy in order to ensure valid inference with the goal of improving regression parameter estimation. In a simulation study and application example, we compare existing and proposed methods and demonstrate that our modified GEE approach performs well, and the correlation information criterion has good accuracy with respect to selecting the best approach in terms of regression parameter estimation. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  6. Panorama da contabilização de emissões de gases de efeito estufa do setor industrial brasileiro

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    Oscar Mistage-Henríquez

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available A Política Nacional sobre Mudanças do Clima (PNMC estabelece a necessidade de monitoramento, relato e verificação de emissões de gases de efeito estufa (GEE no setor industrial brasileiro. O objetivo deste estudo foi analisar o panorama da contabilização de inventários de emissões de GEE de indústrias de transformação, quanto à participação voluntária das empresas no cumprimento da meta estabelecida pela PNMC. Foram utilizados os registros de inventários no programa GHG Protocol Brasil e no programa internacional Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP entre 2008 e 2014. Os resultados mostraram que as indústrias de transformação representam 25,1% das empresas que participaram do GHG Protocol e 22,3% do CDP, em 2014. O registro de inventários de indústrias de transformação no Brasil cresce em média 15% ao ano e a extrapolação dessa informação revela que a meta de emissões de GEE reportadas no registro público brasileiro poderá ser alcançada em 2020.

  7. Generalized linear model for mapping discrete trait loci implemented with LASSO algorithm.

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    Full Text Available Generalized estimating equation (GEE algorithm under a heterogeneous residual variance model is an extension of the iteratively reweighted least squares (IRLS method for continuous traits to discrete traits. In contrast to mixture model-based expectation-maximization (EM algorithm, the GEE algorithm can well detect quantitative trait locus (QTL, especially large effect QTLs located in large marker intervals in the manner of high computing speed. Based on a single QTL model, however, the GEE algorithm has very limited statistical power to detect multiple QTLs because of ignoring other linked QTLs. In this study, the fast least absolute shrinkage and selection operator (LASSO is derived for generalized linear model (GLM with all possible link functions. Under a heterogeneous residual variance model, the LASSO for GLM is used to iteratively estimate the non-zero genetic effects of those loci over entire genome. The iteratively reweighted LASSO is therefore extended to mapping QTL for discrete traits, such as ordinal, binary, and Poisson traits. The simulated and real data analyses are conducted to demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed method to simultaneously identify multiple QTLs for binary and Poisson traits as examples.

  8. Genome-wide gene-environment interactions on quantitative traits using family data.

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    Sitlani, Colleen M; Dupuis, Josée; Rice, Kenneth M; Sun, Fangui; Pitsillides, Achilleas N; Cupples, L Adrienne; Psaty, Bruce M

    2016-07-01

    Gene-environment interactions may provide a mechanism for targeting interventions to those individuals who would gain the most benefit from them. Searching for interactions agnostically on a genome-wide scale requires large sample sizes, often achieved through collaboration among multiple studies in a consortium. Family studies can contribute to consortia, but to do so they must account for correlation within families by using specialized analytic methods. In this paper, we investigate the performance of methods that account for within-family correlation, in the context of gene-environment interactions with binary exposures and quantitative outcomes. We simulate both cross-sectional and longitudinal measurements, and analyze the simulated data taking family structure into account, via generalized estimating equations (GEE) and linear mixed-effects models. With sufficient exposure prevalence and correct model specification, all methods perform well. However, when models are misspecified, mixed modeling approaches have seriously inflated type I error rates. GEE methods with robust variance estimates are less sensitive to model misspecification; however, when exposures are infrequent, GEE methods require modifications to preserve type I error rate. We illustrate the practical use of these methods by evaluating gene-drug interactions on fasting glucose levels in data from the Framingham Heart Study, a cohort that includes related individuals.

  9. A longitudinal genome-wide association study of anti-tumor necrosis factor response among Japanese patients with rheumatoid arthritis

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    Honne, Kyoko; Hallgrímsdóttir, Ingileif; Wu, Chunsen

    2016-01-01

    DAS28, treatment duration, type of anti-TNF agent and concomitant methotrexate. Cross-sectional analyses were performed using multivariate linear regression models, with response from a single time point (ΔDAS-3 or ΔDAS-6) as phenotype; all other variables were the same as in the GEE models. RESULTS...... of SNPs was genotyped and additional SNPs were imputed. Using change in DAS28 scores from baseline at both 3 (ΔDAS-3) and 6 months (ΔDAS-6) as the response phenotype, a longitudinal genome-wide association analysis was conducted using generalized estimating equations (GEE) models, adjusting for baseline......: In the GEE models, borderline significant association was observed at 3 chromosomal regions (6q15: rs284515, p = 6.6x10(-7); 6q27: rs75908454, p = 6.3x10(-7) and 10q25.3: rs1679568, p = 8.1x10(-7)), extending to numerous SNPs in linkage disequilibrium (LD) across each region. Potential candidate genes...

  10. Comparison of Generalized Estimating Equations and Quadratic Inference Functions in superior versus inferior Ahmed Glaucoma Valve implantation

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    Khajeh-Kazemi, Razieh; Golestan, Banafsheh; Mohammad, Kazem; Mahmoudi, Mahmoud; Nedjat, Saharnaz; Pakravan, Mohammad

    2011-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The celebrated generalized estimating equations (GEE) approach is often used in longitudinal data analysis While this method behaves robustly against misspecification of the working correlation structure, it has some limitations on efficacy of estimators, goodness-of-fit tests and model selection criteria The quadratic inference functions (QIF) is a new statistical methodology that overcomes these limitations. METHODS: We administered the use of QIF and GEE in comparing the superior and inferior Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) implantation, while our focus was on the efficiency of estimation and using model selection criteria, we compared the effect of implant location on intraocular pressure (IOP) in refractory glaucoma patients We modeled the relationship between IOP and implant location, patient's sex and age, best corrected visual acuity, history of cataract surgery, preoperative IOP and months after surgery with assuming unstructured working correlation. RESULTS: 63 eyes of 63 patients were included in this study, 28 eyes in inferior group and 35 eyes in superior group The GEE analysis revealed that preoperative IOP has a significant effect on IOP (p = 0 011) However, QIF showed that preoperative IOP, months after surgery and squared months are significantly associated with IOP after surgery (p AGV implantation. PMID:22091239

  11. THE TIMELINESS OF A. TOPOROV’S PEDAGOGICAL HERITAGE STUDY

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    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available For the realization of modern educational field reforming there is a demand for the closer studying of teachers' and reformers' of past educational and upbringing area heritage. A.M.Toporov's personnel hasn't been a subject matter of special scientific research. The historic and retrospective, problem and search methods, as well as interpretation and generalization of the processed materials have been used for the detailed studying of A.M.Toporov's pedagogical heritage. Factors of Adrian Мitrophanovich’s development as teacher, educator and writer are established. The concept of Toporov’s method of writing compositions on one’s own supervision and experiences is entered into a scientific turn. A.M.Toporov's pedagogical dogmas are considered and analysed. The parallel concerning pedagogical doctrines of great Ukrainian teacher V.A.Suhomlinskiy and Adrian Toporov is drawn. Conceptual principles of humane education formation in Toporov’s scientific and pedagogical and literary heritage are given.It is emphasized on pedagogue’s close attention to the teacher’s personality and environment in which he developed and worked. The material received during the research maybe used by preparation of textbooks, tutorials, scientific development, writing of qualifying works on history of pedagogics, at lecturing on history of pedagogics, history of Ukraine, history of Russia in secondary and higher educational institutions. Later on detailed study of the pedagogical methods applied by A. M. Toporov in the practice is planned.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12731/2218-7405-2013-7-45

  12. Estimativa do gasto energético da caminhada Estimation of the gait energy expenditure

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    Full Text Available Este estudo foi desenvolvido com dois objetivos: 1 propor equações de predição do gasto energético da caminhada (GEC em indivíduos jovens para três situações: a quando é possível a identificação da velocidade da caminhada; b quando é possível a monitorização da FC; e c quando não é possível nem a identificação da velocidade nem a monitorização da FC; 2 validar a estimativa GEC feita pelo monitor de FC Polar M71®. Trinta indivíduos (16 homens de 22,7 ± 2,6 anos e 14 mulheres de 22,1 ± 2,1 anos, não-atletas, alunos do curso de Educação Física, foram instruídos a caminhar na esteira ergométrica com 1% de inclinação, nas intensidades leve, moderada e alta, em velocidades auto-selecionadas, durante 6 min em cada intensidade. O VO2, medido pelo analisador metabólico Teem 100 da Aerosport, a FC e o GEC estimado pelo monitor eram registrados nos 2 últimos minutos de cada carga. Concluiu-se que a melhor predição é feita com a utilização da velocidade de caminhada e com o peso do indivíduo. A FC para predição do GEC deve ser acompanhada do gênero e FC de repouso do indivíduo. A escala proposta no estudo para percepção de intensidade do esforço deve ser utilizada quando não for possível registrar nem a velocidade de caminhada nem a FC do indivíduo. Devem ser tentados outros estudos com outras escalas de percepção do esforço. O monitor de FC Polar M71 é valido para a estimativa do GEC, com as ressalvas de que é necessário que FC ultrapasse 100bpm. Sua precisão é melhor em caminhadas de intensidade alta.The aims of this study were: 1 to propose predictive equations for gait energy expenditure (GEE of young individuals in three situations: a when the identification of the gait velocity is possible; b when heart rate (HR monitoring is possible; and c when neither the velocity identification nor the HR monitoring is possible; and 2 to validate the GEE made by the HR Polar M71® monitor. Thirty

  13. Generating Southern Africa Precipitation Forecast Using the FEWS Engine, a New Application for the Google Earth Engine

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    Landsfeld, M. F.; Hegewisch, K.; Daudert, B.; Morton, C.; Husak, G. J.; Friedrichs, M.; Funk, C. C.; Huntington, J. L.; Abatzoglou, J. T.; Verdin, J. P.

    2016-12-01

    The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) focuses on food insecurity in developing nations and provides objective, evidence-based analysis to help government decision-makers and relief agencies plan for and respond to humanitarian emergencies. The network of FEWS NET analysts and scientists require flexible, interactive tools to aid in their monitoring and research efforts. Because they often work in bandwidth-limited regions, lightweight Internet tools and services that bypass the need for downloading massive datasets are preferred for their work. To support food security analysis FEWS NET developed a custom interface for the Google Earth Engine (GEE). GEE is a platform developed by Google to support scientific analysis of environmental data in their cloud computing environment. This platform allows scientists and independent researchers to mine massive collections of environmental data, leveraging Google's vast computational resources for purposes of detecting changes and monitoring the Earth's surface and climate. GEE hosts an enormous amount of satellite imagery and climate archives, one of which is the Climate Hazards Group Infrared Precipitation with Stations dataset (CHIRPS). CHIRPS precipitation dataset is a key input for FEWS NET monitoring and forecasting efforts. In this talk we introduce the FEWS Engine interface. We present an application that highlights the utility of FEWS Engine for forecasting the upcoming seasonal precipitation of southern Africa. Specifically, the current state of ENSO is assessed and used to identify similar historical seasons. The FEWS Engine compositing tool is used to examine rainfall and other environmental data for these analog seasons. The application illustrates the unique benefits of using FEWS Engine for on-the-fly food security scenario development.

  14. Statistical uncertainty of eddy flux-based estimates of gross ecosystem carbon exchange at Howland Forest, Maine

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    Hagen, S. C.; Braswell, B. H.; Linder, E.; Frolking, S.; Richardson, A. D.; Hollinger, D. Y.

    2006-04-01

    We present an uncertainty analysis of gross ecosystem carbon exchange (GEE) estimates derived from 7 years of continuous eddy covariance measurements of forest-atmosphere CO2 fluxes at Howland Forest, Maine, USA. These data, which have high temporal resolution, can be used to validate process modeling analyses, remote sensing assessments, and field surveys. However, separation of tower-based net ecosystem exchange (NEE) into its components (respiration losses and photosynthetic uptake) requires at least one application of a model, which is usually a regression model fitted to nighttime data and extrapolated for all daytime intervals. In addition, the existence of a significant amount of missing data in eddy flux time series requires a model for daytime NEE as well. Statistical approaches for analytically specifying prediction intervals associated with a regression require, among other things, constant variance of the data, normally distributed residuals, and linearizable regression models. Because the NEE data do not conform to these criteria, we used a Monte Carlo approach (bootstrapping) to quantify the statistical uncertainty of GEE estimates and present this uncertainty in the form of 90% prediction limits. We explore two examples of regression models for modeling respiration and daytime NEE: (1) a simple, physiologically based model from the literature and (2) a nonlinear regression model based on an artificial neural network. We find that uncertainty at the half-hourly timescale is generally on the order of the observations themselves (i.e., ˜100%) but is much less at annual timescales (˜10%). On the other hand, this small absolute uncertainty is commensurate with the interannual variability in estimated GEE. The largest uncertainty is associated with choice of model type, which raises basic questions about the relative roles of models and data.

  15. Ankylosing spondylitis patients at risk of poor radiographic outcome show diminishing spinal radiographic progression during long-term treatment with TNF-α inhibitors.

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    Full Text Available To investigate the influence of patient characteristics on the course of spinal radiographic progression in a large prospective longitudinal cohort study of ankylosing spondylitis (AS patients treated long-term with TNF-α inhibitors.Consecutive patients from the Groningen Leeuwarden AS (GLAS cohort starting TNF-α inhibitors with spinal radiographs at least available at baseline and 6 years of follow-up were included. Radiographs were scored using mSASSS by two independent readers. Generalized estimating equations (GEE were used to explore the associations between baseline characteristics and spinal radiographic progression. The course of radiographic progression in patients with and without risk factors for poor radiographic outcome was investigated using different time models (linear and non-linear. Single linear imputation was used in case of missing radiographic data at the intermediate (2 or 4 years follow-up visits.80 AS patients were included with mean baseline mSASSS 8.7±13.3. Baseline syndesmophytes, male gender, older age, longer symptom duration, smoking, and higher BMI were significantly associated with more radiographic damage over time. GEE analysis in patients with these risk factors revealed that radiographic progression followed a non-linear course with mean mSASSS progression rates reducing from max. 2.8 units over 0-2 years to min. 0.9 units over 4-6 years. The GEE model revealed a linear course with overall very low progression (≤1 mSASSS units/2yrs in patients without risk factors. Complete case analysis in 53 patients showed similar results.AS patients at risk of poor radiographic outcome showed the highest but diminishing spinal radiographic progression during long-term treatment with TNF-α inhibitors.

  16. Ankylosing spondylitis patients at risk of poor radiographic outcome show diminishing spinal radiographic progression during long-term treatment with TNF-α inhibitors.

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    Maas, Fiona; Arends, Suzanne; Wink, Freke R; Bos, Reinhard; Bootsma, Hendrika; Brouwer, Elisabeth; Spoorenberg, Anneke

    2017-01-01

    To investigate the influence of patient characteristics on the course of spinal radiographic progression in a large prospective longitudinal cohort study of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients treated long-term with TNF-α inhibitors. Consecutive patients from the Groningen Leeuwarden AS (GLAS) cohort starting TNF-α inhibitors with spinal radiographs at least available at baseline and 6 years of follow-up were included. Radiographs were scored using mSASSS by two independent readers. Generalized estimating equations (GEE) were used to explore the associations between baseline characteristics and spinal radiographic progression. The course of radiographic progression in patients with and without risk factors for poor radiographic outcome was investigated using different time models (linear and non-linear). Single linear imputation was used in case of missing radiographic data at the intermediate (2 or 4 years) follow-up visits. 80 AS patients were included with mean baseline mSASSS 8.7±13.3. Baseline syndesmophytes, male gender, older age, longer symptom duration, smoking, and higher BMI were significantly associated with more radiographic damage over time. GEE analysis in patients with these risk factors revealed that radiographic progression followed a non-linear course with mean mSASSS progression rates reducing from max. 2.8 units over 0-2 years to min. 0.9 units over 4-6 years. The GEE model revealed a linear course with overall very low progression (≤1 mSASSS units/2yrs) in patients without risk factors. Complete case analysis in 53 patients showed similar results. AS patients at risk of poor radiographic outcome showed the highest but diminishing spinal radiographic progression during long-term treatment with TNF-α inhibitors.

  17. A EVOLUÇÃO DA PREOCUPAÇÃO COM O CLIMA: O SURGIMENTO DO MERCADO DE CARBONO

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    João Bosco de Moura Filho

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available A preocupação dos impactos que as ações humanas causam no meio ambiente vem nas ultimas décadas ocupando posição de destaque nos debates mundiais. Os reflexos do aumento das emissões de gases do efeito estufa apontam para aumento da temperatura global o que acarretaria no derretimento das calotas polares, consequentemente aumento no nível dos oceanos, impactos econômicos e mudanças em regimes de chuvas. É valido ressaltar que a ação humana como causa única dessas mudanças não é unanimidade na comunidade cientifica. Com uma consciência das possíveis causas da interferência humana no planeta foram realizados vários debates entre as principais nações do globo fim de identificar quais as medidas que poderiam ser tomadas para evitar um aquecimento da temperatura global. Desse modo a terceira Conferencia das Partes (COP 3 instituiu um conjunto de medidas, nas quais os países desenvolvidos deveriam se comprometer a reduzir seu nível de emissão de gases do efeito estufa (GEE, essas medidas foram descritas no que ficou conhecido como Protocolo de Kyoto. Com a necessidade de redução no volume global de emissão de GEE foi instituído um mercado onde seria transacionado créditos carbono, para que em um balanço global iniciativas desenvolvidas para aprisionar ou reduzir emissão de GEE possam ser negociadas com aqueles que não poderiam reduzir as suas emissão, de modo que as emissões globais sejam minimizadas.

  18. A marginal approach to reduced-rank penalized spline smoothing with application to multilevel functional data.

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    Chen, Huaihou; Wang, Yuanjia; Paik, Myunghee Cho; Choi, H Alex

    2013-10-01

    Multilevel functional data is collected in many biomedical studies. For example, in a study of the effect of Nimodipine on patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), patients underwent multiple 4-hour treatment cycles. Within each treatment cycle, subjects' vital signs were reported every 10 minutes. This data has a natural multilevel structure with treatment cycles nested within subjects and measurements nested within cycles. Most literature on nonparametric analysis of such multilevel functional data focus on conditional approaches using functional mixed effects models. However, parameters obtained from the conditional models do not have direct interpretations as population average effects. When population effects are of interest, we may employ marginal regression models. In this work, we propose marginal approaches to fit multilevel functional data through penalized spline generalized estimating equation (penalized spline GEE). The procedure is effective for modeling multilevel correlated generalized outcomes as well as continuous outcomes without suffering from numerical difficulties. We provide a variance estimator robust to misspecification of correlation structure. We investigate the large sample properties of the penalized spline GEE estimator with multilevel continuous data and show that the asymptotics falls into two categories. In the small knots scenario, the estimated mean function is asymptotically efficient when the true correlation function is used and the asymptotic bias does not depend on the working correlation matrix. In the large knots scenario, both the asymptotic bias and variance depend on the working correlation. We propose a new method to select the smoothing parameter for penalized spline GEE based on an estimate of the asymptotic mean squared error (MSE). We conduct extensive simulation studies to examine property of the proposed estimator under different correlation structures and sensitivity of the variance estimation to the choice

  19. Emissões de gases de efeito estufa pela deposição de palha de cana-de-açúcar sobre o solo

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    Diana Signor

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Biocombustíveis contribuem para reduzir as emissões de gases de efeito estufa (GEE. No Brasil, o principal biocombustível é o etanol de cana-de-açúcar. Além dos colmos, as folhas de cana-de-açúcar também podem ser usadas para produzir etanol. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar as emissões de GEE (CO2, CH4 e N2O induzidas pela presença de palha sobre o solo. Três experimentos foram conduzidos em Latossolos, em Piracicaba: imediatamente após a colheita, aos seis e aos 12 meses após a colheita. Foram avaliados os efeitos de três doses de palha (0%, 50% e 100% da quantidade disponível na superfície sobre as emissões. Imediatamente após a colheita, as emissões de CO2 e CH4 aumentaram com o aumento da quantidade de palha. Aos seis meses após a colheita houve consumo de CH4 à medida que a quantidade de palha aumentou. Doze meses após a colheita, as emissões dos três gases foram similares, independentemente da quantidade de palha. Remover a palha de cana-de-açúcar não aumenta as emissões de GEE do solo em comparação ao manejo sem retirada da palha da superfície. Contudo, estudos adicionais são necessários para investigar os efeitos sobre a produtividade de cana-de-açúcar, sobre a erosão e sobre outros atributos do solo.

  20. Through the Looking Glass: How the Mass Media Represent, Reflect and Refract Sexual Crime in Ireland

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    Breen, Michael J

    2016-01-01

    The publication of the Sexual Abuse and Violence in Ireland (SAVI) report (McGee, 2000) was a landmark event in the documenting of sexual crime in Ireland. The core of the report was based on the results of a survey of more than 3,000 members of the general public about their attitudes and beliefs and their own lifetime experiences of sexual violence. Commissioned by the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre and carried out by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, the report chronicled as never befor...

  1. Bearings Only Tracking with Fusion from Heterogenous Passive Sensors: ESM/EO and Acoustic

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    2004), 27-37 [5] Bar-Shalom, Y., Willett, P. K. and Tian, X., Tracking and Data Fusion : A Handbook of Algorithms, YBS Publishing, 2011. [6] Le Cadre...delayed data in multisensor systems,” NSWCDD/TR-93/351, Dahlgren, VA, Aug. 1993. [10] Jauffret C. and Bar-Shalom, Y., “Track Formation with Bearing and...Bearings-Only Tracking with Fusion from Heterogenous Passive Sensors: ESM/EO and Acoustic Rong Yang, Gee Wah Ng DSO National Laboratories, 20 Science

  2. The epidemiology of Leishmania donovani infection in high transmission foci in India

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    Singh, Shri P; Picado, Albert; Boelaert, Marleen

    2010-01-01

    and capillary blood samples were collected on filter papers. Direct agglutination test (DAT) was used to determine infected individuals (cut-off titre 1:1600). DAT results were tabulated against individual and household variables. A multivariate generalized estimating equation (GEE) model was used to study...... the prevalence of serologically positive individuals taking into account the clustering at household and cluster levels. RESULTS: Of study subjects 18% were DAT positive, and this proportion increased with age. Women had a significantly lower prevalence than men >14 years old. Owning domestic animals (cows...

  3. Global land surface albedo maps from MODIS using the Google Earth Engine

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    Mitraka, Zina; Benas, Nikolaos; Gorelick, Noel; Chrysoulakis, Nektarios

    2016-04-01

    The land surface albedo (LSA) is a critical physical variable, which influences the Earth's climate by affecting the energy budget and distribution in the Earth-atmosphere system. Its role is highly significant in both global and local scales; hence, LSA measurements provide a quantitative means for better constraining global and regional scale climate modelling efforts. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor, on board NASA's Terra and Aqua platforms, provides the parameters needed for the computation of LSA on an 8-day temporal scale and a variety of spatial scales (ranging between 0.5 - 5 km). This dataset was used here for the LSA estimation and its changes over the study area at 0.5 km spatial resolution. More specifically, the MODIS albedo product was used, which includes both the directional-hemispherical surface reflectance (black-sky albedo) and the bi-hemispherical surface reflectance (white-sky albedo). The LSA was estimated for the whole globe on an 8-day basis for the whole time period covered by MODIS acquisitions (i.e. 2000 until today). To estimate LSA from black-sky and white-sky albedos, the fraction of the diffused radiation is needed, a function of the Aerosol Optical Thickness (AOT). Required AOT information was acquired from the MODIS AOT product at 1̊ × 1̊ spatial resolution. Since LSA also depends on solar zenith angle (SZA), 8-day mean LSA values were computed as averages of corresponding LSA values for representative SZAs covering the 24-hour day. The estimated LSA was analysed in terms of both spatial and seasonal characteristics, while LSA changes during the period examined were assessed. All computation were performed using the Google Earth Engine (GEE). The GEE provided access to all the MODIS products needed for the analysis without the need of searching or downloading. Moreover, the combination of MODIS products in both temporal and spatial terms was fast and effecting using the GEE API (Application

  4. Office workers' sick building syndrome and indoor carbon dioxide concentrations.

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    Tsai, Dai-Hua; Lin, Jia-Shiang; Chan, Chang-Chuan

    2012-01-01

    This study attempted to determine whether any association exists between sick building syndrome (SBS) and indoor carbon dioxide (CO(2)) concentrations. We evaluated SBS among 111 office workers in August and November 2003. The environmental conditions in the office, including CO(2) concentrations, temperature, relative humidity, and fine particulate matter (PM(2.5)), were continuously monitored. The most prevalent symptoms of the five SBS groups were eye irritation and nonspecific and upper respiratory symptoms. The generalized estimating equation (GEE) models show that workers exposed to indoor CO(2) levels greater than 800 ppm were likely to report more eye irritation or upper respiratory symptoms.

  5. [Postoperative complication in stapedectomy: excessive introduction of the prothesis in the oval window].

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    Sancipriano Hernández, J A; Calvo Boizas, E; Diego Pérez, C; Rodríguez Gutiérrez, A; Rincón Esteban, L; Gómez Toranzo, F

    1999-04-01

    Postoperative failures and complications detected in patients who undergo surgery for otosclerotic disease are not uncommon in stapes surgery. Prosthesis displacement and incus necrosis are the most common findings in review stapedectomy. We report the case of a patient who had tinnitus, vertigo, and non-recovery of air conduction thresholds without neurosensorial lesions after stapes surgery. The suspected diagnosis of excessive introduction of the prosthesis in the oval window was confirmed by computed tomography, which showed the radio-opaque image of the McGee metal prosthesis. The prosthesis replacement and literature review are discussed.

  6. Cross-Sectional Associations Between Violent Video and Computer Game Playing and Weapon Carrying in a National Cohort of Children

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    Ybarra, Michele L; Huesmann, L. Rowell; Korchmaros, Josephine D.; Reisner, Sari L.

    2014-01-01

    Data were collected from 9 to 18 year olds surveyed nationally in a three-wave longitudinal survey. The population-average (generalized estimating equation, GEE) odds of carrying a weapon to school in the last month were estimated as a function of past-year exposure to violent content in video, computer, and Internet games, as well as peer aggression and biological sex. The sample included youth who were at risk for both the exposure (i.e., game play) and the outcome (i.e., who attended publi...

  7. Re-Mapping Exile

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    Bøss, Michael

    Collection of essays. The essays combine historical, cultural, and literary analyses in their treatment of exile in Irish writing. Some are 'structuralist' in seeing exile as a physical state of being, often associated with absence, into which an individual willingly or unwillinly enters. Others ...... are 'poststructuralist', considering the narration of exile as a celebration of transgression, hybridity, and otherness. The essays cover, among others, Butler, D'Arcy McGee, Mulholland, Joyce, Hewitt, Van Morrison, Ní Chuilleanáin, Doyle, and Banville....

  8. High Temperature Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage to Augment Solar Thermal Propulsion for Microsatellites

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    2014-03-01

    assumptions of  iso thermal test sections  were inaccurate • Demonstrated shielding efficiency of approx.  55% with hand polished aluminum shields • Must...Calculations TWO IMPULSE ONE PERIGEE BURN ONE APOGEE BURN TIW > 0.01 .. ’• ’ \\ ’ ’ ’ • (!),/ LEO TO GEO 14000 ~ I!N < 17000 FPS TRIP TIME < DAY...I MULTI I MPU SE MORE THAN ONf PER I GEE BURNS AND PWRE THAN ON£ nlNSERTJON" BURNS NEAR FINAL APOGEE LEO TO GEO 14000 ~ /lV ~ 19200 FPS TRIP

  9. Die christelike lewens- en wêreldbeskouing en die toets van die 20e eeu.*

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    J. A. Heyns

    1957-03-01

    Full Text Available Dat die Christelike lewens- en wêreldbeskouing met die 20e eeu (bedoel word die geestesstrominge van ons tyd nie bloot deur ’n kopulatiewe,,en” maar deur die woord „toets” met mekaar verbind word, dui op die heel besondere verhouding wat daar tussen beide bestaan. Ons bedoeling is dan ook nie om ’n indringende analise van die een of van die ander te gee nie, maar om die aandag te vestig op die fundamentele antitese tussen beide.

  10. Die sin en sintaksis in die Bantoetale

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    J. Breed

    1964-03-01

    Full Text Available Waar ek my ten doel stel om in hierdie rede die soek- lig op die sin en sintaksis te laat val, wil ek dit voorop stel dat die studie uit die aard van die saak alleen daarop gerig kan wees om die riglyne vir ’n sintaktiese beskrywing vir die Bantoetale te trek, en nie om ’n volledige beskrywing van die tale se sinsbou te gee nie. Die Departement Bantoetale het ’n tweeledige taak, nl. ’n praktiese en ’n akademiese; om die rede is die onderhawige probleem ’n dringende.

  11. Československo v letech 1948-1989: Jak vládnoucí strana využívala jazyk k formování "příznivé" reality?

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    Kološová, Štěpánka

    2017-01-01

    Submitted thesis deals with the question of how was the ruling party was using the language of "favorable" view of reality on the example of the introduction of monetary reform and the cancellation of the ticket system in the year1953. Using the critical discourse analysis of James Paul Gee it examines the twelve selected articles in the journals Rudé právo and Pravda in the period of one week before and two weeks after the introduction of monetary reform. The aim of this Bachelor thesis is t...

  12. 'n Verantwoording omtrent boks

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    D. J.W. Strumpfer

    1964-03-01

    Full Text Available Die afgelope jare het daar telkens stemme teen boks opgegaan en is telkens met logiese en onlogiese — maar altyd heftige — stemme daarop geantwoord deur voorstanders van boks. Die opvallende van die saak is dat die aanvalle op boks eintlik m aar selde van Christelike en Calvinistiese kant opgaan en dat die verdedigers hulle wel soms in hierdie kamp bevind. Op die oomblik is hierdie saak weer heelwat onder bespreking. In ’n ander verband was die skrywers hiervan die afgelope jaar af en toe met hierdie onderwerp doenig en hier­ die artikel gee versamelde inligting en gedagtes weer.

  13. The Case Against Learning In School With Evidence From Video Game Studies

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    Izabela USCINSKI

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The author of this article argues that learning in school is an outmoded practice that needs to be reevaluated in light of current practices that children engage in outside of school as well as skills needed for the future. She draws on the philosophy of learning proposed by John Holt and researchers who have carried over his philosophy to demonstrate the qualities of real learning. Then, she demonstrates that learning principles built into the video games as proposed by James Gee, are more effective in engaging players in skills needed in the 21st century than many activities students perform in school.

  14. The cluster bootstrap consistency in generalized estimating equations

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    Cheng, Guang

    2013-03-01

    The cluster bootstrap resamples clusters or subjects instead of individual observations in order to preserve the dependence within each cluster or subject. In this paper, we provide a theoretical justification of using the cluster bootstrap for the inferences of the generalized estimating equations (GEE) for clustered/longitudinal data. Under the general exchangeable bootstrap weights, we show that the cluster bootstrap yields a consistent approximation of the distribution of the regression estimate, and a consistent approximation of the confidence sets. We also show that a computationally more efficient one-step version of the cluster bootstrap provides asymptotically equivalent inference. © 2012.

  15. Abiks algajale jõuluvanale ئ millist muusikat kinkida / Mart Normet

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    2005-01-01

    Uutest heliplaatidest Eurythmics "Ultimate Collection", Belle & Sebastian "Push Barman To Open Old Wounds", Culture Club "Singles and Remixes", Bee Gees "Love Songs", Anastacia "Pieces Of A Draem", Ian Brown "The Greatest", Alanis Morissette "The Collection", Beastie Boys "Solid Gold Hits", Prodigy "Their Law", Celine Dion "On ne change pas", Bryan Adams "Anthology", Limp Bizkit "Greatest Hitz", Taj Mahal "The Essential Taj Mahal", Destiny's Child "#1'S", David Bowie "The Platinim Collection", John Lydon "The Best Of British", Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler "Private Investigations", Angie Stone "Stone Hits", Snoop Dogg "The Best Of Snoop Dogg"

  16. Diskussie oor die millenium en die herstel van Israel

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    J. J. Engelbrecht van Waverley

    1978-06-01

    Full Text Available Dit verheug my dat daar eindelik gereageer word op my boekie. Behalwe telefoonoproepe en briewe van medechiliaste was daar tot dusver geen kommentaar van anti-chiliastiese kant. Ek het die boekie aan ongeveer 1800 predikante en professore gestuur en vriendelik uitgenooi tot nuwe besinning. Net soos oor die soteriologie, is die Bybel nêrens in teëspraak met homself oor die eskatologie nie. God gee in sy Woord nie vir ons drie verskillende toekomsbeelde om uit te kies nie. God is een en sy profetiese Woord is deurgaans eenstemmig m.b.t. die raad van God oor Israel, die nasies en die kerk.

  17. Fields of dreams[Oil field development in the Gulf of Mexico

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    DeLuca, Marshall

    2001-04-01

    The steady increase in deepwater development projects in the US Gulf of Mexico is discussed, and individual field descriptions are given with details of the development, the water depth, onstream date, and location for the Typhoon (Chevron), Prince (El Paso), Brutus (Shell), Nansen/Boomvang (Kerr-McGee), Canyon Express (TotalFinaElf), Medusa (Murphy), Horn Mountain (BP), NaKika (Shell), Crazy Horse (BP), Serrano/Oregano (Shell), and Crosby (Shell) projects. Information on the production, reserves, water depths and locations of >100 projects in the area are tabulated.

  18. A New Long-Period Vertical-Component Seismometer

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    transducer correction factor is 0.653. A calibration head. consisting of a standard micrometer barrel, is fitted rt the outer tranducer position. When a...a vernier a ’Istment for the final setting (Gee Section 7). S.2.4 M•echanical Clnar:tcterisics Although th,ý \\’S4 design was not carried to completion...flotation compensation with the single cylinder and its associated short moment arm. A vernier adjust- "ment is definitely needed in order to obtain

  19. Diffusion of an e-learning programme among Danish General Practitioners: a nation-wide prospective survey

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    Waldorff, Frans Boch; Steenstrup, Annette Plesner; Nielsen, Bente

    2008-01-01

    -wide disseminated dementia guideline. METHODS: A prospective study among all 3632 Danish GPs. The GPs were followed from the launching of the e-learning programme in November 2006 and 6 months forward. Main outcome measures: Use of the e-learning programme. A logistic regression model (GEE) was used to identify...... of Danish College of General Practice (OR = 2.2, 95% CI 1.5; 3.1), whereas age, experience and working place did not seem to be influential. CONCLUSION: Only few Danish GPs used the e-learning programme in the first 6 months after the launching. Those using it were more often males and members of Danish...

  20. First detection of global dawn-dusk ionospheric current intensities using Ampere's integral law on Orsted orbits

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    Stauning, P.; Primdahl, Fritz

    2000-01-01

    The magnetic measurements by the Orsted satellite in noon-midnight orbits have enabled the derivation of the global dawn-dusk oriented ionospheric currents from an Ampere's law closed loop line integral of the geomagnetic vector field along the satellite track. The globally integrated dawn......-to-dusk ionospheric current is found to be proportional to the gee-effective solar wind electric field and is around 1 million ampere for a typical solar wind electric field of 2 mV/m. Dividing the Ampere integral into semi-orbit parts has enabled us to show that the hemispherical total current intensities depend...

  1. SUNSAT: Suid-Afrika se eerste satelliet in die ruimte

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    A. Schoonwinkel

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available Die SUNSAT-satelliet is as navorsing- en ontwikkelingsprogram aan die Universiteit van Stellenbosch bedryf van 1992 tot 2001. Dit het nuwe tegnologie vir Suid-Afrika verwerf en internasionaal ’n nuwe werkverrigtingsvlak ten opsigte van mikrosatelliete se beeldwaarnemingsvermoëns daargestel. SUNSAT het ook internasionale amateurradiokommunikasie en ruimtewetenskaplike eksperimente ondersteun. Tydens die ontwikkelingsfase het meer as 100 nagraadse studente hul tesisonderwerpe op SUNSAT geskoei, en ’n gepaardgaande wetenskapbewusmakingsprogram het meer as 50 000 skoliere bereik. Hierdie artikel gee ’n oorsig oor die samestelling van die satelliet en sluit af met ’n toekomsvisie vir satelliettegnologie in Suid-Afrika.

  2. Suicide Ideations, Suicide Attempts, and Completed Suicide in Persons with Pathological Gambling and their First-Degree Relatives

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    Black, Donald W.; Coryell, William; Crowe, Raymond; McCormick, Brett; Shaw, Martha; Allen, Jeff

    2015-01-01

    We examined the relationship between suicidal ideations and attempts in 95 probands with pathological gambling (PG), 91 controls, and 1075 first-degree relatives. The results were analyzed using logistic regression with GEE. Thirty-four PG probands (35.8%) and 4 controls (4.4%) had attempted suicide (OR = 12.12, P < .001); in 13 the attempt occurred before PG onset. Lifetime suicidal ideations occurred in 60 PG probands (63.2%) and 12 controls (13.2%) (OR = 11.29, P < .001). Suicidality in PG...

  3. The global blue-sky albedo change between 2000 - 2015 seen from MODIS

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    Chrysoulakis, N.; Mitraka, Z.; Gorelick, N.

    2016-12-01

    The land surface albedo is a critical physical variable, which influences the Earth's climate by affecting the energy budget and distribution in the Earth-atmosphere system. Blue-sky albedo estimates provide a quantitative means for better constraining global and regional scale climate models. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) albedo product includes parameters for the estimation of both the directional-hemispherical surface reflectance (black-sky albedo) and the bi-hemispherical surface reflectance (white-sky albedo). This dataset was used here for the blue-sky albedo estimation over the globe on an 8-day basis at 0.5 km spatial resolution for the whole time period covered by MODIS acquisitions (i.e. 2000 until today). To estimate the blue-sky albedo, the fraction of the diffused radiation is needed, a function of the Aerosol Optical Thickness (AOT). Required AOT information was acquired from the MODIS AOT product at 1̊ × 1̊ spatial resolution. Since the blue-sky albedo depends on the solar zenith angle (SZA), the 8-day mean blue-sky albedo values were computed as averages of the corresponding values for the representative SZAs covering the 24-hour day. The estimated blue-sky albedo time series was analyzed to capture changes during the 15 period. All computation were performed using the Google Earth Engine (GEE). The GEE provided access to all the MODIS products needed for the analysis without the need of searching or downloading. Moreover, the combination of MODIS products in both temporal and spatial terms was fast and effecting using the GEE API (Application Program Interface). All the products covering the globe and for the time period of 15 years were processed via a single collection. Most importantly, GEE allowed for including the calculation of SZAs covering the 24-hour day which improves the quality of the overall product. The 8-day global products of land surface albedo are available through http://www.rslab.gr/downloads.html

  4. Genetic correlates of longevity and selected age-related phenotypes: a genome-wide association study in the Framingham Study.

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    Lunetta, Kathryn L; D'Agostino, Ralph B; Karasik, David; Benjamin, Emelia J; Guo, Chao-Yu; Govindaraju, Raju; Kiel, Douglas P; Kelly-Hayes, Margaret; Massaro, Joseph M; Pencina, Michael J; Seshadri, Sudha; Murabito, Joanne M

    2007-09-19

    Family studies and heritability estimates provide evidence for a genetic contribution to variation in the human life span. We conducted a genome wide association study (Affymetrix 100K SNP GeneChip) for longevity-related traits in a community-based sample. We report on 5 longevity and aging traits in up to 1345 Framingham Study participants from 330 families. Multivariable-adjusted residuals were computed using appropriate models (Cox proportional hazards, logistic, or linear regression) and the residuals from these models were used to test for association with qualifying SNPs (70, 987 autosomal SNPs with genotypic call rate > or =80%, minor allele frequency > or =10%, Hardy-Weinberg test p > or = 0.001). In family-based association test (FBAT) models, 8 SNPs in two regions approximately 500 kb apart on chromosome 1 (physical positions 73,091,610 and 73, 527,652) were associated with age at death (p-value equation (GEE) tests of association with age at death included rs10507486 (p = 0.0001) and rs4943794 (p = 0.0002), SNPs intronic to FOXO1A, a gene implicated in lifespan extension in animal models. FBAT models identified 7 SNPs and GEE models identified 9 SNPs associated with both age at death and morbidity-free survival at age 65 including rs2374983 near PON1. In the analysis of selected candidate genes, SNP associations (FBAT or GEE p-value < 0.01) were identified for age at death in or near the following genes: FOXO1A, GAPDH, KL, LEPR, PON1, PSEN1, SOD2, and WRN. Top ranked SNP associations in the GEE model for age at natural menopause included rs6910534 (p = 0.00003) near FOXO3a and rs3751591 (p = 0.00006) in CYP19A1. Results of all longevity phenotype-genotype associations for all autosomal SNPs are web posted at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/projects/gap/cgi-bin/study.cgi?id=phs000007 webcite. Longevity and aging traits are associated with SNPs on the Affymetrix 100K GeneChip. None of the associations achieved genome-wide significance. These data generate

  5. Emissão de CO2 Derivado do Consumo de Combustíveis no Brasil e Mato Grosso entre 2000 e 2008: Biocombustíveis como estratégia de ajustamento a uma economia de baixo carbono

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    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false PT-BR X-NONE X-NONE O principal objetivo deste trabalho foi estimar o nível da emissão de gases de efeito estufa (GEE per capita a partir do consumo de combustíveis fósseis e renováveis no Brasil e no estado de Mato Grosso entre os anos de 2000 e 2008, buscando perceber uma possível redução de externalidades negativas e uma tendência de ajustamento a uma economia de baixo carbono. Uma vez reconhecido o nível da emissão de GEE, a emissão per capita foi estimada com base na população total e a população economicamente ativa (PEA efetiva ocupada brasileira e matogrossense estimada pelo IBGE. Utilizando a base de dados de consumo de combustíveis da Agência Nacional de Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis (ANP, foi empregado o Método “Top-Down” para estimar a emissão de CO2 dos combustíveis. A emissão de GEE foi contrastada com a população total e PEA efetiva ocupada, criando assim o indicador de emissão de CO2 per capita. Os resultados mostram, a partir das políticas de incentivo a combustíveis que permitem mitigar GEE, que a matriz energética matogrossense e brasileira estão tornando-se mais limpas durante o período analisado, principalmente após o incentivo em adaptar os motores veiculares a biocombustíveis e da mistura percentual dos combustíveis exauríveis com renováveis, tanto etanol na gasolina quanto biodiesel no óleo diesel.

  6. Dewatering studies of fine clean coal. Annual technical report, September 1, 1990--August 31, 1991

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    Parekh, B.K.

    1991-12-31

    The main objective of the present research program is to study and understand dewatering characteristics of ultrafine clean coal obtained using the advanced column flotation technique from the Kerr-McGee`s Galatia preparation plant fine coal waste stream. It is also the objective of the research program to utilize the basic study results, i.e., surface chemical, particle shape particle size distribution, etc., in developing a cost-effective dewatering method. The ultimate objective is to develop process criteria to obtain a dewatered clean coal product containing less that 20 percent moisture, using the conventional vacuum dewatering equipment. (VC)

  7. My avatar, my self identity in video role-playing games

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    Waggoner, Zach

    2009-01-01

    With videogames now one of the world's most popular diversions, the virtual world has increasing psychological influence on real-world players. This book examines the relationships between virtual and non-virtual identity in visual role-playing games. Utilizing James Gee's theoretical constructs of real-world identity, virtual-world identity, and projective identity, this research shows dynamic, varying and complex relationships between the virtual avatar and the player's sense of self and makes recommendations of terminology for future identity researchers.

  8. The Soviet-West European Energy Relationship: Implications of the Shift from Oil to Gas,

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  9. THE CASE AGAINST LEARNING IN SCHOOL WITH EVIDENCE FROM VIDEO GAME STUDIES

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    Izabela USCINSKI

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The author of this article argues that learning in school is an outmoded practice that needs to be reevaluated in light of current practices that children engage in outside of school as well as skills needed for the future. She draws on the philosophy of learning proposed by John Holt and researchers who have carried over his philosophy to demonstrate the qualities of real learning. Then, she demonstrates that learning principles built into the video games as proposed by James Gee, are more effective in engaging players in skills needed in the 21st century than many activities students perform in school.

  10. Self-rated health in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease: baseline data from the Danish Alzheimer Intervention Study

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    Waldorff, Frans Boch; Nielsen, Anni B S; Waldemar, Gunhild

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    , but the validity and the influence on other factors on SRH among cognitively impaired persons remain unknown. This study reports how patients with mild Alzheimer's disease (AD) report SRH and which factors influence SRH. The study was based on baseline data from 321 home living patients with mild AD who...... participated in the Danish Alzheimer Intervention Study (DAISY). Analysis using the generalized estimating equation (GEE) models revealed that good/excellent SRH among patients with mild AD were associated with longer education, lack of other chronic conditions, higher scores of quality of life (QOL), lower...

  11. Assessment of the Feasibility of Performing Infield Nondestructive Evaluation to Determine the Presence of Explosives Materials within Cased Munitions. Phase II. Nonvapor Detection.

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  12. SERUM CREATININE TO BODY WEIGHT RATIO-A SIMPLE MEAUSRE OF BODY COMPOSITION

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    In a multivariable GEE regression, adjusted for age, gender, race and DM, compared to the highest tertile of Scr/Wt, the lowest tertile was associated with lower 6 min walk distance (β -61, 95% CI -94 to -29 m. Results were similar when these models were further adjusted for wt. SCr/Wt is associated with direct measures of body composition and correlates with physical function. The specific functional form of SCr/ Wt which scales optimally with body composition needs to be determined.

  13. Crescimento e estado nutricional de helicônia irrigada com água residuária tratada em casa de vegetação Growth and nutritional status of helicônia irrigated with treated wastewater in greenhouse

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    Olívia S. N. Santos

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    Full Text Available Neste trabalho se estudaram o desenvolvimento e o estado nutricional de helicônias irrigadas com água residuária tratada de origem doméstica associada a fertilizantes químicos (NPK. O experimento foi conduzido em casa de vegetação na qual se utilizaram plantas de helicônia Golden Adrian. O experimento foi instalado no esquema fatorial 5 x 3 + 1 constituídos de cinco níveis de lâmina de água aplicada (equivalente a 60, 80, 100, 120 e 140% da evaporação do tanque classe A ECA, três tipos de água (água residuária (AR, água pluvial (AP e mistura de 50% de AR + 50% de AP e testemunha (solo sem adubação e recebendo 100% da ECA de água pluvial. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi blocos ao acaso, com cinco repetições. A utilização de AR e as lâminas maiores proporcionaram acréscimo nos parâmetros de crescimento avaliados. Os teores de macronutrientes presentes nas folhas das plantas irrigadas com AR se comportaram de forma semelhante às plantas que receberam AP. O uso de AR e AP resultou em acréscimo de teores de micronutrientes nas folhas, principalmente Fe e Mn, acima dos teores recomendados para a cultura.In this study the growth and nutritional status of helicônias irrigated with treated wastewater of domestic origin associated with chemical fertilizers (NPK was studied. The experiment was conducted in a greenhouse utilizing plants of helicônia Golden Adrian. The experiment was installed in 5 x 3 + 1 factorial scheme consisting of five depths of irrigation water (equivalent to 60, 80, 100, 120 and 140% of class A pan evaporation - ECA, three types of water (wastewater (AR, rainwater (AP and a mixture of 50% AR + 50% AP and control (soil without fertilizer and receiving rainwater corresponding to 100% ECA. The experimental design was in randomized blocks with five repetitions. The use of AR and larger depths of irrigation provided increases in evaluated parameters of growth. The levels of macronutrients in the

  14. The 12th Edition of the Scientific Days of the National Institute for Infectious Diseases “Prof. Dr. Matei Bals” and the 12th National Infectious Diseases Conference

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    Full Text Available Table of contents A1 The outcome of patients with recurrent versus non-recurrent pneumococcal meningitis in a tertiary health-care hospital in Bucharest Cristian-Mihail Niculae, Eliza Manea, Raluca Jipa, Simona Merisor, Ruxandra Moroti, Serban Benea, Adriana Hristea A2 Influence of bacteriophages on sessile Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria Alina Cristina Neguț, Oana Săndulescu, Anca Streinu-Cercel, Dana Mărculescu, Magdalena Lorena Andrei, Veronica Ilie, Marcela Popa, Coralia Bleotu, Carmen Chifiriuc, Mircea Ioan Popa, Adrian Streinu-Cercel A3 The utility of inflammatory biomarkers in the prognostic evaluation of septic patients – past, present and future Alina Orfanu, Cristina Popescu, Anca Leuștean, Remulus Catană, Anca Negru, Alexandra Badea, Radu Orfanu, Cătălin Tilișcan, Victoria Aramă, Ştefan Sorin Aramă A4 Etiologic and clinical features of bacterial meningitis in infants Constanța-Angelica Vișan, Anca-Cristina Drăgănescu, Anuța Bilașco, Camelia Kouris, Mădălina Merișescu, Magdalena Vasile, Diana-Maria Slavu, Sabina Vintilă, Endis Osman, Alina Oprea, Sabina Sandu, Monica Luminos A5 The diagnostic and prognostic role of neutrophil to lymphocyte count ratio in sepsis Alina Orfanu, Victoria Aramă, Ştefan Sorin Aramă, Anca Leuştean, Remulus Catană, Anca Negru, Gabriel Adrian Popescu, Cristina Popescu A6 Whooping cough in a HIV positive patient Ramona Georgiana Stanculete, Ana Vaduva Enoiu, Adelina Raluca Marinescu, Voichita Lazureanu A7 Cronobacter sakazakii sepsis in varicella patient Adelina-Raluca Marinescu, Alexandru Crișan, Voichița Lăzureanu, Virgil Musta, Narcisa Nicolescu, Ruxandra Laza A8 Anaerobes an underdiagnosed cause of prosthesis joint infection Anca-Ruxandra Negru, Daniela-Ioana Munteanu, Raluca Mihăilescu, Remulus Catană, Olga Dorobăț, Alexandru Rafila, Emilia Căpraru, Marius Niculescu, Rodica Marinescu, Olivera Lupescu, Vlad Predescu, Adrian Streinu-Cercel, Victoria Aramă, Daniela

  15. Homelessness among a cohort of women in street-based sex work: the need for safer environment interventions

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Drawing on data from a community-based prospective cohort study in Vancouver, Canada, we examined the prevalence and individual, interpersonal and work environment correlates of homelessness among 252 women in street-based sex work. Methods Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression using generalized estimating equations (GEE was used to examine the individual, interpersonal and work environment factors that were associated with homelessness among street-based sex workers. Results Among 252 women, 43.3% reported homelessness over an 18-month follow-up period. In the multivariable GEE logistic regression analysis, younger age (adjusted odds ratio [aOR] = 0.93; 95%confidence interval [95%CI] 0.93-0.98, sexual violence by non-commercial partners (aOR = 2.14; 95%CI 1.06-4.34, servicing a higher number of clients (10+ per week vs Conclusions These findings indicate a critical need for safer environment interventions that mitigate the social and physical risks faced by homeless FSWs and increase access to safe, secure housing for women.

  16. Histone h3 glutathionylation in proliferating mammalian cells destabilizes nucleosomal structure.

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    García-Giménez, José Luis; Òlaso, Gloria; Hake, Sandra B; Bönisch, Clemens; Wiedemann, Sonja M; Markovic, Jelena; Dasí, Francisco; Gimeno, Amparo; Pérez-Quilis, Carme; Palacios, Oscar; Capdevila, Mercè; Viña, José; Pallardó, Federico V

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    Here we report that chromatin, the complex and dynamic eukaryotic DNA packaging structure, is able to sense cellular redox changes. Histone H3, the only nucleosomal protein that possesses cysteine(s), can be modified by glutathione (GSH). Using Biotin labeled glutathione ethyl ester (BioGEE) treatment of nucleosomes in vitro, we show that GSH, the most abundant antioxidant in mammals, binds to histone H3. BioGEE treatment of NIH3T3 cells indicates that glutathionylation of H3 is maximal in fast proliferating cells, correlating well with enhanced levels of H3 glutathionylation in different tumor cell lines. Furthermore, glutathionylation of H3 in vivo decreases in livers from aged SAMP8 and C57BL/6J mice. We demonstrate biochemically and by mass spectrometry that histone variants H3.2/H3.3 are glutathionylated on their cysteine residue 110. Furthermore, circular dichroism, thermal denaturation of reconstituted nucleosomes, and molecular modeling indicate that glutathionylation of histone H3 produces structural changes affecting nucleosomal stability. We characterize the implications of histone H3 glutathionylation in cell physiology and the modulation of core histone proteins structure affected by this modification. Histone H3 senses cellular redox changes through glutathionylation of Cys, which increases during cell proliferation and decreases during aging. Glutathionylation of histone H3 affects nucleosome stability structure leading to a more open chromatin structure.

  17. Relatório de sustentabilidade no Brasil: análise da utilização nos setores serviços financeiros e energia

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    Milena Silva Melo

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    Full Text Available As discussões da temática sustentabilidade intensificaram-se nos últimos tempos. As preocupações com questões ambientais e sociais agregaram-se as econômicas. Houve um aumento das empresas que comunicam as estratégias de sustentabilidade por meio de relatórios de sustentabilidade. O modelo do relatório da Global Reporting Initiative é considerado um dos mais utilizados no contexto internacional. Este estudo objetiva investigar a evolução do grau de aderência plena (GAPIE-GRI e grau de evidenciação efetiva (GEE aos indicadores de desempenho social (práticas laborais e trabalho decente e, direitos humanos das empresas brasileiras dos setores de serviços financeiros, energia e serviço público de energia, que publicaram o relatório de sustentabilidade GRI de 2007 a 2009. Observou-se que as empresas apresentaram resultados medianos nos índices GAPIE-GRI e GEE. O setor de energia apresentou índices mais elevados quando comparados aos do setor de serviços financeiros. Observou-se uma evolução na comunicação e comprometimento em comunicação efetiva dos indicadores sociais da amostra.

  18. Switching Between Menthol and Nonmenthol Cigarettes: Findings From the U.S. Cohort of the International Tobacco Control Four Country Survey

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    Hyland, Andrew J.; Bansal-Travers, Maansi; Vogl, Lisa M.; Chen, Jiping; Evans, Sarah E.; Fong, Geoffrey T.; Cummings, Kenneth Michael; O’Connor, Richard J.

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: This article examines trends in switching between menthol and nonmenthol cigarettes, smoker characteristics associated with switching, and associations among switching, indicators of nicotine dependence, and quitting activity. Methods: Participants were 5,932 U.S. adult smokers who were interviewed annually as part of the International Tobacco Control Four Country Survey between 2002 and 2011. Generalized estimating equations (GEEs) were used to examine the prevalence of menthol cigarette use and switching between menthol and nonmenthol cigarettes (among 3,118 smokers who participated in at least 2 consecutive surveys). We also evaluated characteristics associated with menthol cigarette use and associations among switching, indicators of nicotine dependence, and quitting activity using GEEs. Results: Across the entire study period, 27% of smokers smoked menthol cigarettes; prevalence was highest among Blacks (79%), young adults (36%), and females (30%). Prevalence of switching between menthol and nonmenthol cigarettes was low (3% switched to menthol and 8% switched to nonmenthol), and switchers tended to revert back to their previous type. Switching types was not associated with indicators of nicotine dependence or quit attempts. However, those who switched cigarette brands within cigarette types were more likely to attempt to quit smoking. Conclusions: While overall switching rates were low, the percentage who switched from menthol to nonmenthol was significantly higher than the percentage who switched from nonmenthol to menthol. An asymmetry was seen in patterns of switching such that reverting back to menthol was more common than reverting back to nonmenthol, particularly among Black smokers. PMID:24984878

  19. Effect of Neuromuscular Electrical Muscle Stimulation on Energy Expenditure in Healthy Adults

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    Ya-Ju Chang

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Weight loss/weight control is a major concern in prevention of cardiovascular disease and the realm of health promotion. The primary aim of this study was to investigate the effect of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES at different intensities on energy expenditure (oxygen and calories in healthy adults. The secondary aim was to develop a generalized linear regression (GEE model to predict the increase of energy expenditure facilitated by NMES and identify factors (NMES stimulation intensity level, age, body mass index, weight, body fat percentage, waist/hip ratio, and gender associated with this NMES-induced increase of energy expenditure. Forty sedentary healthy adults (18 males and 22 females participated. NMES was given at the following stimulation intensities for 10 minutes each: sensory level (E1, motor threshold (E2, and maximal intensity comfortably tolerated (E3. Cardiopulmonary gas exchange was evaluated during rest, NMES, and recovery stage. The results revealed that NMES at E2 and E3 significantly increased energy expenditure and the energy expenditure at recovery stage was still significantly higher than baseline. The GEE model demonstrated that a linear dose-response relationship existed between the stimulation intensity and the increase of energy expenditure. No subject’s demographic or anthropometric characteristics tested were significantly associated with the increase of energy expenditure. This study suggested NMES may be used to serve as an additional intervention for weight loss programs. Future studies to develop electrical stimulators or stimulation electrodes to maximize the comfort of NMES are recommended.

  20. Efficient semiparametric estimation in generalized partially linear additive models for longitudinal/clustered data

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    2014-02-01

    We consider efficient estimation of the Euclidean parameters in a generalized partially linear additive models for longitudinal/clustered data when multiple covariates need to be modeled nonparametrically, and propose an estimation procedure based on a spline approximation of the nonparametric part of the model and the generalized estimating equations (GEE). Although the model in consideration is natural and useful in many practical applications, the literature on this model is very limited because of challenges in dealing with dependent data for nonparametric additive models. We show that the proposed estimators are consistent and asymptotically normal even if the covariance structure is misspecified. An explicit consistent estimate of the asymptotic variance is also provided. Moreover, we derive the semiparametric efficiency score and information bound under general moment conditions. By showing that our estimators achieve the semiparametric information bound, we effectively establish their efficiency in a stronger sense than what is typically considered for GEE. The derivation of our asymptotic results relies heavily on the empirical processes tools that we develop for the longitudinal/clustered data. Numerical results are used to illustrate the finite sample performance of the proposed estimators. © 2014 ISI/BS.

  1. Does the adolescent patellar tendon respond to 5 days of cumulative load during a volleyball tournament?

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    van Ark, M; Docking, S I; van den Akker-Scheek, I; Rudavsky, A; Rio, E; Zwerver, J; Cook, J L

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    Patellar tendinopathy (jumper's knee) has a high prevalence in jumping athletes. Excessive load on the patellar tendon through high volumes of training and competition is an important risk factor. Structural changes in the tendon are related to a higher risk of developing patellar tendinopathy. The critical tendon load that affects tendon structure is unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate patellar tendon structure on each day of a 5-day volleyball tournament in an adolescent population (16-18 years). The right patellar tendon of 41 players in the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup was scanned with ultrasound tissue characterization (UTC) on every day of the tournament (Monday to Friday). UTC can quantify structure of a tendon into four echo types based on the stability of the echo pattern. Generalized estimating equations (GEE) were used to test for change of echo type I and II over the tournament days. Participants played between eight and nine matches during the tournament. GEE analysis showed no significant change of echo type percentages of echo type I (Wald chi-square = 4.603, d.f. = 4, P = 0.331) and echo type II (Wald chi-square = 6.070, d.f. = 4, P = 0.194) over time. This study shows that patellar tendon structure of 16-18-year-old volleyball players is not affected during 5 days of cumulative loading during a volleyball tournament. © 2015 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  2. The influence of relationship power dynamics on HIV testing in rural Malawi.

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    Conroy, Amy A

    2015-01-01

    Using the theory of gender and power (TGP) and data from the Tsogolo la Thanzi (TLT) study, we examined how relationship power shapes young people's decisions to test for HIV in rural Malawi (N=932), a high-HIV prevalence setting undergoing rapid expansions in testing services. We used generalized estimating equations (GEE) to examine associations among five constructs of relationship power (socioeconomic inequalities, relationship dominance, relationship violence, relationship unity, and mistrust), perceived risk, and receiving an HIV test over a 16-month period. The results indicate that young Malawians are testing for HIV at relatively high rates, repeatedly, and not just during pregnancy. Over the study period, 47.3% of respondents received at least one HIV test outside of TLT (range: 0-4). The GEE analysis revealed that men and women with higher levels of relationship unity were less likely to test for HIV. For men, being a victim of sexual coercion was an additional barrier to testing. Women's testing decisions were more strongly influenced by perceptions of a partner's risk for HIV than their own, whereas men relied more on self-assessments. The results highlight that testing decisions are deeply embedded within the relationship context, which should be considered in future HIV testing interventions.

  3. Hypertriglyceridemic Waist Phenotype and Changes in the Fasting Glycemia and Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents Over One-Year Follow-Up Period

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    Costa, Priscila Ribas de Farias; Assis, Ana Marlúcia Oliveira; Cunha, Carla de Magalhães; Pereira, Emile Miranda; de Jesus, Gabriela dos Santos; da Silva, Lais Eloy Machado; Alves, Wilanne Pinheiro de Oliveira

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    Background The hypertriglyceridemic waist (HTW) phenotype is defined as the simultaneous presence of increased waist circumference (WC) and serum triglycerides (TG) levels and it has been associated with cardiometabolic risk in children and adolescents. Objective The objective was to evaluate the influence of HTW phenotype in the fasting glycemia and blood pressure in children and adolescents over one-year follow-up period. Methods It is a cohort study involving 492 children and adolescents from 7 to 15 years old, both genders, who were submitted to anthropometric, biochemical and clinical evaluation at the baseline, and also after 6 and 12 months of follow-up. Generalized Estimating Equation (GEE) models were calculated to evaluate the longitudinal influence of the HTW phenotype in the glycemia and blood pressure over one-year. Results It was observed a prevalence of 10.6% (n = 52) of HTW phenotype in the students. The GEE models identified that students with HTW phenotype had an increase of 3.87 mg/dl in the fasting glycemia mean (CI: 1.68-6.05) and of 3.67mmHg in the systolic blood pressure (SBP) mean (CI: 1.55-6.08) over one-year follow-up, after adjusting for confounding variables. Conclusions The results of this study suggest that HTW phenotype is a risk factor for longitudinal changes in glycemia and SBP in children and adolescents over one-year follow-up period. PMID:28562834

  4. Metabolic syndrome is associated with change in subclinical arterial stiffness - A community-based Taichung Community Health Study

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of MetS on arterial stiffness in a longitudinal study. Methods Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV, a measurement interpreted as arterial stiffness, was measured in 1518 community-dwelling persons at baseline and re-examined within a mean follow-up period of 3 years. Multivariate linear regression with generalized estimating equations (GEE were used to examine the longitudinal relationship between MetS and its individual components and baPWV, while multivariate logistic regression with GEE was used to examine the longitudinal relationship between MetS and its individual components and the high risk group with arterial stiffness. Results Subjects with MetS showed significantly greater baPWV at the end point than those without MetS, after adjusting for age, gender, education, hypertension medication and mean arterial pressure (MAP. MetS was associated with the top quartile of baPWV (the high-risk group of arterial stiffness, adjusted odds ratio [95% confidence interval] 1.52 [1.21-1.90], and a significant linear trend of risk for the number of components of MetS was found (p for trend Conclusions MetS affects the subject's progression to arterial stiffness. Arterial stiffness increased as the number of MetS components increased. Management of MetS is important for preventing the progression to advanced arterial stiffness.

  5. The Effect of Prophylactic Polishing Pastes on Surface Roughness of Indirect Restorative Materials

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    Esra Can Say

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of prophylactic polishing pastes (PPP; Detartrine (DT, Topex (TP on surface roughness (Ra of indirect composites (IRC; Tescera (TES, Gradia (GRD, and Estenia C&B (EST, a glass ceramic (Empress 2 layering (E2, and a leucite reinforced glass ceramic (Empress Esthetic (EE with two different (glazed (G; polished (P surface preparations. A total of 90 IRC and 120 ceramic discs, 8 mm in diameter and 2 mm thick, were prepared. E2 and EE specimens were randomly divided into two groups (n=30. One group was glazed (GE2; GEE, while the other group was polished (PE2; PEE the same as the IRCs. The specimens in each group were subsequently divided into three subgroups: control (C, DT, and TP. Ra (μm was evaluated with a profilometer. Data were analyzed by Kruskal Wallis, followed by the Dunn's multiple comparison tests P0.05. PE2 and PEE were not affected by DT or TP P>0.05, while GE2 and GEE exhibited significant roughening after TP P<0.05. Surface roughness of IRCs and glazed ceramics can be affected by PPP applications.

  6. Letramento: um fenômeno plural Literacy: a plural phenomenon

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    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como principal objetivo discutir três abordagens de letramento: crítica (BARTON; HAMILTON, 2000, GEE, 2000, sociopragmática (MEY, 2001 e sociorretórica (BAZERMAN, 2007. A partir dessa discussão, é possível verificar que os defensores dessas abordagens, embora utilizem nomenclaturas distintas e enfatizem aspectos diferentes, partilham de um mesmo princípio - tanto o fator social quanto o individual parecem interferir na configuração das práticas letradas demonstradas pelos sujeitos.This article has the main objective of discussing three literacy approaches: critical (BARTON; HAMILTON, 2000, GEE, 2000, sociopragmatic (MEY, 2001 and socio-rhetoric (BAZERMAN, 2007. Based on this discussion, it is possible to observe that the defenders of these approaches share the same principle, although they use different names and stress different aspects - both the social and individual factors seem to interfere in the format of the literacy practices demonstrated by the subjects.

  7. Barriers to Cervical Screening Among Sex Workers in Vancouver.

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    Duff, Putu; Ogilvie, Gina; Shoveller, Jean; Amram, Ofer; Chettiar, Jill; Nguyen, Paul; Dobrer, Sabina; Montaner, Julio; Shannon, Kate

    2016-02-01

    We longitudinally examined the social, structural, and geographic correlates of cervical screening among sex workers in Metropolitan Vancouver, British Columbia, to determine the roles that physical and social geography play in routine reproductive health care access. Analysis drew on (2010-2013) data from an open prospective cohort of sex workers (An Evaluation of Sex Workers' Health Access). We used multivariable logistic regression with generalized estimating equations (GEE) to model correlates of regular cervical screening. At baseline, 236 (38.6%) of 611 sex workers in our sample had received cervical screening, and 63 (10.3%) were HIV-seropositive. In multivariable GEE analysis, HIV-seropositivity (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] = 1.65; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.06, 2.58) and accessing outreach services (AOR = 1.35; 95% CI = 1.09, 1.66) were correlated with regular cervical screening. Experiencing barriers to health care access (e.g., poor treatment by health care staff, limited hours of operation, and language barriers) reduced odds of regular Papanicolaou testing (AOR = 0.81; 95% CI = 0.65, 1.00). Sex workers in Metropolitan Vancouver had suboptimal levels of cervical screening. Innovative mobile outreach service delivery models offering cervical screening as one component of sex worker-targeted comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services may hold promise.

  8. Impact of self-initiated pre-quit smoking reduction on cessation rates: results of a clinical trial of smoking cessation among female prisoners.

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    Cropsey, Karen L; Jackson, Dorothy O; Hale, Galen J; Carpenter, Matthew J; Stitzer, Maxine L

    2011-01-01

    This study examined differences in cessation success based on smokers' self-initiated pre-quit reductions in cigarettes per day (cpd). The study utilized data from a nicotine replacement+behavioral therapy smoking cessation intervention conducted in a female prison facility with 179 participants who were wait-listed for 6 months prior to intervention. We compared two groups of smokers based on whether they self-selected to reduce smoking prior to their cessation attempt (n=77) or whether they increased smoking or did not reduce (n=102). General Estimating Equations (GEE) were used to model smoking cessation through 12-month follow-up. Examination of pre-cessation cpd showed that those who reduced were heavier smokers at baseline, relative to those who did not reduce (p<0.001). By the week prior to the quit attempt (week 3) heavier smokers at baseline smoked significantly fewer cigarettes (p<0.001) and had lower CO levels (p<0.05) compared to baseline lighter smokers. GEE analyses showed that individuals who reduced prior to their quit attempt had significantly higher quit rates during early treatment but these gains were not sustained by follow-up points. Participant-initiated pre-cessation smoking reduction may be initially helpful in preparing to quit smoking, or may serve as a marker for participant motivation to quit smoking, but these differences do not sustain over time. More intensive interventions are still needed for successful cessation. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. Application of the mechanism of clean development - MDL to the projects of PCHs operating in isolated system in Brazil; A aplicacao dos mecanismos de desenvolvimento limpo - MDL - em projetos de implantacao de pequenas centrais hidreletricas - PCHs em sistemas isolados no Brasil

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    The present work considered to analyze the potential of application of the Mechanism of Clean Development - MDL to the projects of PCHs operating in isolated system. For in such a way, the emissions of gases of effect had been entered greenhouse - GEEs proceeding from a thermoelectric plant operating with diverse types of fuels: oil diesel, combustible oil, natural gas and coal and the emissions of one hydropower plant - a PCH. For comparison effect two scenes of performance of a PCH had been considered standard of 15MW: the first one corresponding to an area flooded of 3km{sup 2} and according to an area of 13km{sup 2}. Had the absence of data of emissions of GEEs for PCHs, a correlation with data of available CO{sub 2} emission of the UHE Curua-Una was established (chosen for the availability of referring data the measurements C-CO{sub 2} emission). The values calculated for the method of chamber of diffusion, which had most of the carbon emissions proceeding from hydropower reservoirs had been used to be proceeding from the diffusion of CO{sub 2} in the surface. The gotten results had demonstrated that it is possible if to credit of the benefits of the MDL through the implantation of PCHs operating in isolated systems in substitution the thermal plants. (author)

  10. Princípios de aprendizagem de jogos eletrônicos: gameficando a aula de línguas

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    Full Text Available Resumo O objetivo deste artigo é discutir a aprendizagem propiciada pela experiência com jogos eletrônicos e como professores e escolas poderiam aprender com os jogos que apresentam princípios epistêmicos (SHAFFER et al., 2004. E ainda, apresentar a análise, segundo os princípios de Gee (2005; 2008, de nossa experiência em jogar um jogo comercial. Agameficação(DETERDING, 2011 é um processo que se vem disseminando como estratégia de aprendizagem. Esperamos com esta discussão despertar o interesse de professores para o potencial dos jogos eletrônicos na aprendizagem de línguas e demais conteúdos. Palavras-chave: Jogos eletrônicos.Aprendizagem.Gameficação.   Abstract The aim of this article is to discuss learning afforded by the experience of playing video games and how teachers and schools could learn from games that have epistemic principles (SHAFFER et al., 2004. We also present our experience in a commercial game, according to the principles of Gee (2005; 2008. The gamification (DETERDING, 2011 is a process that has been growing as a learning strategy. We hope that this discussion can draw teacher’s attention to the potential of computer games for language learning and other contents. Keywords: Video games.Learning.Gamification.

  11. Association between binge drug use and suicide attempt among people who inject drugs.

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    Fournier, Charles; Ghabrash, Maykel Farag; Artenie, Adelina; Roy, Elise; Zang, Geng; Bruneau, Julie; Aswad, Didier Jutras

    2017-10-09

    People who inject drugs (PWID) have an elevated risk of suicide attempt. Although different substances are associated with suicide attempt, the overall risk posed by binge behavior, a high-risk pattern of drug use, remains unclear. The objective of this study is to assess the association between binge drug use and suicide attempt in a prospective cohort of PWID in Montreal, Canada. Participants answered a biannual interviewer-administered questionnaire compiling information on sociodemographics, pattern of substance use (cocaine, amphetamine, opioids, sedative-hypnotics, alcohol, and cannabis), and psychosocial stressors and related markers. The relationship between suicide attempt and binge behavior was modeled using generalized estimating equations (GEEs), controlling for type and pattern of substance use, sociodemographic characteristics, and significant mental health markers. Among 1240 participants (mean age ± SD: 38.2 ± 9.8) at baseline, 222 (17.9%) reported binge during the past 6-months. PWID reporting binge were significantly younger (P suicide in the GEE multivariate model (adjusted odds ratio [aOR 95% CI] = 1.91 [1.38-2.65], P suicide attempt, those who binge represent a particularly vulnerable subgroup. Although the exact mechanisms underlying this finding remain unresolved, several hypothesis pertaining to the neurobiological and psychosocial consequences of binge, as well as common personality traits, warrant further investigations.

  12. Compiling a Monolingual Dictionary for Native Speakers

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    ABSTRACT: This article gives a survey of the main issues confronting the compilers of monolingual dictionaries in the age of the Internet. Among others, it discusses the relationship between a lexical database and a monolingual dictionary, the role of corpus evidence, historical principles in lexicography vs. synchronic principles, the instability of word meaning, the need for full vocabulary coverage, principles of definition writing, the role of dictionaries in society, and the need for dictionaries to give guidance on matters of disputed word usage. It concludes with some questions about the future of dictionary publishing.

    OPSOMMING: Die samestelling van 'n eentalige woordeboek vir moedertaalsprekers. Hierdie artikel gee 'n oorsig van die hoofkwessies waarmee die samestellers van eentalige woordeboeke in die eeu van die Internet te kampe het. Dit bespreek onder andere die verhouding tussen 'n leksikale databasis en 'n eentalige woordeboek, die rol van korpusgetuienis, historiese beginsels vs sinchroniese beginsels in die leksikografie, die onstabiliteit van woordbetekenis, die noodsaak van 'n volledige woordeskatdekking, beginsels van die skryf van definisies, die rol van woordeboeke in die maatskappy, en die noodsaak vir woordeboeke om leiding te gee oor sake van betwiste woordgebruik. Dit sluit af met 'n aantal vrae oor die toekoms van die publikasie van woordeboeke.

    Sleutelwoorde: EENTALIGE WOORDEBOEKE, LEKSIKALE DATABASIS, WOORDEBOEKSTRUKTUUR, WOORDBETEKENIS, BETEKENISVERANDERING, GEBRUIK, GEBRUIKSAANTEKENINGE, HISTORIESE BEGINSELS VAN DIE LEKSIKOGRAFIE, SINCHRONIESE BEGINSELS VAN DIE LEKSIKOGRAFIE, REGISTER, SLANG, STANDAARDENGELS, WOORDESKATDEKKING, KONSEKWENSIE VAN VERSAMELINGS, FRASEOLOGIE, SINTAGMATIESE PATRONE, PROBLEME VAN KOMPOSISIONALITEIT, LINGUISTIESE PRESKRIPTIVISME, LEKSIKALE GETUIENIS

  13. Toward a 30m resolution time series of historical global urban expansion: exploring variation in North American cities

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    Stuhlmacher, M.; Wang, C.; Georgescu, M.; Tellman, B.; Balling, R.; Clinton, N. E.; Collins, L.; Goldblatt, R.; Hanson, G.

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    Global representations of modern day urban land use and land cover (LULC) extent are becoming increasingly prevalent. Yet considerable uncertainties in the representation of built environment extent (i.e. global classifications generated from 250m resolution MODIS imagery or the United States' National Land Cover Database) remain because of the lack of a systematic, globally consistent methodological approach. We aim to increase resolution, accuracy, and improve upon past efforts by establishing a data-driven definition of the urban landscape, based on Landsat 5, 7 & 8 imagery and ancillary data sets. Continuous and discrete machine learning classification algorithms have been developed in Google Earth Engine (GEE), a powerful online cloud-based geospatial storage and parallel-computing platform. Additionally, thousands of ground truth points have been selected from high resolution imagery to fill in the previous lack of accurate data to be used for training and validation. We will present preliminary classification and accuracy assessments for select cities in the United States and Mexico. Our approach has direct implications for development of projected urban growth that is grounded on realistic identification of urbanizing hot-spots, with consequences for local to regional scale climate change, energy demand, water stress, human health, urban-ecological interactions, and efforts used to prioritize adaptation and mitigation strategies to offset large-scale climate change. Future work to apply the built-up detection algorithm globally and yearly is underway in a partnership between GEE, University of California in San Diego, and Arizona State University.

  14. The impact of comorbid body dysmorphic disorder on the response to sequential pharmacological trials for obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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    Diniz, Juliana B; Costa, Daniel Lc; Cassab, Raony Cc; Pereira, Carlos Ab; Miguel, Euripedes C; Shavitt, Roseli G

    2014-06-01

    Our aim was to investigate the impact of comorbid body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) on the response to sequential pharmacological trials in adult obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) patients. The sequential trial initially involved fluoxetine monotherapy followed by one of three randomized, add-on strategies: placebo, clomipramine or quetiapine. We included 138 patients in the initial phase of fluoxetine, up to 80 mg or the maximum tolerated dosage, for 12 weeks. We invited 70 non-responders to participate in the add-on trial; as 54 accepted, we allocated 18 to each treatment group and followed them for an additional 12 weeks. To evaluate the combined effects of sex, age, age at onset, initial severity, type of augmentation and BDD on the response to sequential treatments, we constructed a model using generalized estimating equations (GEE). Of the 39 patients who completed the study (OCD-BDD, n = 13; OCD-non-BDD, n = 26), the OCD-BDD patients were less likely to be classified as responders than the OCD-non-BDD patients (Pearson Chi-Square = 4.4; p = 0.036). In the GEE model, BDD was not significantly associated with a worse response to sequential treatments (z-robust = 1.77; p = 0.07). The predictive potential of BDD regarding sequential treatment strategies for OCD did not survive when the analyses were controlled for other clinical characteristics. © The Author(s) 2013.

  15. Revised SRC-I project baseline. Volume 2

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    The SRC Process Area Design Baseline consists of six volumes. The first four were submitted to DOE on 9 September 1981. The fifth volume, summarizing the Category A Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs), was not submitted. The sixth volume, containing proprietary information on Kerr-McGee's Critical Solvent Deashing System, was forwarded to BRHG Synthetic Fuels, Inc. for custody, according to past instructions from DOE, and is available for perusal by authorized DOE representatives. DOE formally accepted the Design Baseline under ICRC Release ECP 4-1001, at the Project Configuration Control Board meeting in Oak Ridge, Tennessee on 5 November 1981. The documentation was then revised by Catalytic, Inc. to incorporate the Category B and C and Post-Baseline Engineering Change Proposals. Volumes I through V of the Revised Design Baseline, dated 22 October 1982, are nonproprietary and they were issued to the DOE via Engineering Change Notice (ECN) 4-1 on 23 February 1983. Volume VI again contains proprieary information on Kerr-McGee Critical Solvent Deashing System; it was issued to Burns and Roe Synthetic Fuels, Inc. Subsequently, updated process descriptions, utility summaries, and errata sheets were issued to the DOE and Burns and Roe Synthetic Fuels, Inc. on nonproprietary Engineering Change Notices 4-2 and 4-3 on 24 May 1983.

  16. To adjust or not to adjust for baseline when analyzing repeated binary responses? The case of complete data when treatment comparison at study end is of interest.

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    Jiang, Honghua; Kulkarni, Pandurang M; Mallinckrodt, Craig H; Shurzinske, Linda; Molenberghs, Geert; Lipkovich, Ilya

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    The benefits of adjusting for baseline covariates are not as straightforward with repeated binary responses as with continuous response variables. Therefore, in this study, we compared different methods for analyzing repeated binary data through simulations when the outcome at the study endpoint is of interest. Methods compared included chi-square, Fisher's exact test, covariate adjusted/unadjusted logistic regression (Adj.logit/Unadj.logit), covariate adjusted/unadjusted generalized estimating equations (Adj.GEE/Unadj.GEE), covariate adjusted/unadjusted generalized linear mixed model (Adj.GLMM/Unadj.GLMM). All these methods preserved the type I error close to the nominal level. Covariate adjusted methods improved power compared with the unadjusted methods because of the increased treatment effect estimates, especially when the correlation between the baseline and outcome was strong, even though there was an apparent increase in standard errors. Results of the Chi-squared test were identical to those for the unadjusted logistic regression. Fisher's exact test was the most conservative test regarding the type I error rate and also with the lowest power. Without missing data, there was no gain in using a repeated measures approach over a simple logistic regression at the final time point. Analysis of results from five phase III diabetes trials of the same compound was consistent with the simulation findings. Therefore, covariate adjusted analysis is recommended for repeated binary data when the study endpoint is of interest. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  17. Which characteristics of nursing home residents influence differences in malnutrition prevalence? An international comparison of The Netherlands, Germany and Austria.

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    van Nie-Visser, Noémi C; Meijers, Judith; Schols, Jos; Lohrmann, Christa; Bartholomeyczik, Sabine; Spreeuwenberg, Marieke; Halfens, Ruud

    2014-03-28

    Prevalence rates of malnutrition vary considerably internationally, partly due to differences in measurement methodology and instruments. In the present study, the same measurement methodology and instruments were used in The Netherlands, Germany and Austria. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether resident characteristics influence possible differences in malnutrition prevalence between countries. The study followed a cross-sectional, multi-centre design that measured malnutrition in nursing home residents from The Netherlands, Germany and Austria. Resident data were gathered using a standardised questionnaire. Malnutrition was operationalised using BMI, unintentional weight loss and nutritional intake. Data were analysed using an association model. The prevalence rates of malnutrition in The Netherlands, Germany and Austria were 18·3, 20·1 and 22·5 %, respectively. The multivariate generalised estimating equation (GEE) logistic regression analysis showed that sex, age, care dependency, the mean number of diseases and some specific diseases were influencing factors for whether the resident was malnourished or not. The OR of malnutrition in the three countries declined after including the influencing factors resulting from the multivariate GEE analysis. The present study reveals that differences in the prevalence rates of malnutrition in nursing homes in The Netherlands, Germany and Austria are influenced by different resident characteristics. Since other country-related factors could also play an important role in influencing differences in the prevalence rates of malnutrition between the countries (structural and process factors of malnutrition care policy). We recommend the investigation of these factors in future studies.

  18. Three Approaches to Modeling Gene-Environment Interactions in Longitudinal Family Data: Gene-Smoking Interactions in Blood Pressure.

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    Basson, Jacob; Sung, Yun Ju; de Las Fuentes, Lisa; Schwander, Karen L; Vazquez, Ana; Rao, Dabeeru C

    2016-01-01

    Blood pressure (BP) has been shown to be substantially heritable, yet identified genetic variants explain only a small fraction of the heritability. Gene-smoking interactions have detected novel BP loci in cross-sectional family data. Longitudinal family data are available and have additional promise to identify BP loci. However, this type of data presents unique analysis challenges. Although several methods for analyzing longitudinal family data are available, which method is the most appropriate and under what conditions has not been fully studied. Using data from three clinic visits from the Framingham Heart Study, we performed association analysis accounting for gene-smoking interactions in BP at 31,203 markers on chromosome 22. We evaluated three different modeling frameworks: generalized estimating equations (GEE), hierarchical linear modeling, and pedigree-based mixed modeling. The three models performed somewhat comparably, with multiple overlaps in the most strongly associated loci from each model. Loci with the greatest significance were more strongly supported in the longitudinal analyses than in any of the component single-visit analyses. The pedigree-based mixed model was more conservative, with less inflation in the variant main effect and greater deflation in the gene-smoking interactions. The GEE, but not the other two models, resulted in substantial inflation in the tail of the distribution when variants with minor allele frequency model and the structure and complexity of the familial and longitudinal data. © 2015 WILEY PERIODICALS, INC.

  19. Effectiveness of an ergonomic intervention on the productivity of workers with upper-extremity disorders--a randomized controlled trial.

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    Martimo, Kari-Pekka; Shiri, Rahman; Miranda, Helena; Ketola, Ritva; Varonen, Helena; Viikari-Juntura, Eira

    2010-01-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of an ergonomic intervention on productivity loss at work caused by upper-extremity disorders (UED). Workers with medically verified UED were invited to participate. The intervention consisted of a physician contacting the worker's supervisor and an occupational physiotherapist conducting an ergonomic assessment at the worksite. Before and after the intervention, the employees self-assessed UED-related productivity loss (ie, decreased quality and quantity of the daily work output). We tested for differences between groups at 8 and sub-sequently 12 weeks. We also applied generalized estimating equation (GEE) to analyze repeated measures data. Altogether 177 employees were randomized. The overall participation rate was 88%. At baseline, 54% of the intervention group and 58% of the control group reported productivity loss. The magnitude of productivity loss was 17% and 20%, respectively. At 8 weeks, both the proportion and magnitude of productivity loss were lower in the intervention than the control group, but the differences were statistically significant only at 12 weeks (proportion 25% versus 51%, magnitude 7% versus 18%, P=0.001 for both). Using GEE analyses, we also found the differences to be statistically significant (proportion 38% versus 52%, magnitude 12% versus 18%). The intervention only benefitted employees with 0-20% loss of productivity at baseline, not those with a higher initial productivity loss. Early ergonomic intervention, in addition to adequate medical care, is effective in preventing and restoring self-reported productivity loss associated with UED.

  20. Structural Barriers to Antiretroviral Therapy Among Sex Workers Living with HIV: Findings of a Longitudinal Study in Vancouver, Canada.

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    Goldenberg, Shira M; Montaner, Julio; Duff, Putu; Nguyen, Paul; Dobrer, Sabina; Guillemi, Silvia; Shannon, Kate

    2016-05-01

    In light of limited data on structural determinants of access and retention in antiretroviral therapy (ART) among sex workers, we examined structural correlates of ART use among sex workers living with HIV over time. Longitudinal data were drawn from a cohort of 646 female sex workers in Vancouver, Canada (2010-2012) and linked pharmacy records on ART dispensation. We used logistic regression with generalized estimating equations (GEE) to examine correlates of gaps in ART use (i.e., treatment interruptions or delayed ART initiation), among HIV seropositive participants (n = 74). Over a 2.5-year period, 37.8 % of participants experienced gaps in ART use (i.e., no ART dispensed in a 6-month period). In a multivariable GEE model, younger age, migration/mobility, incarceration, and non-injection drug use independently correlated with gaps in ART use. In spite of successes scaling-up ART in British Columbia, younger, mobile, or incarcerated sex workers face persistent gaps in access and retention irrespective of drug use. Community-based, tailored interventions to scale-up entry and retention in ART for sex workers should be further explored in this setting.

  1. A mixed approach and a distribution-free multiple imputation technique for the estimation of a multivariate probit model with missing values.

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    Spiess, M; Keller, F

    1999-05-01

    In the present paper a mixed generalized estimating/pseudo-score equations (GEPSE) approach together with a distribution-free multiple imputation technique is proposed for the estimation of regression and correlation structure parameters of multivariate probit models with missing values for an ordered categorical time-invariant variable. Furthermore, a generalization of the squared trace correlation (RT2) for multivariate probit models, denoted by pseudo-RT2, is proposed. A simulation study was conducted, simulating a probit model with an equicorrelation structure in the errors of an underlying regression model and using two different missing mechanisms. For a low 'true' correlation the difference between the GEPSE, a generalized estimating equations (GEE) and a maximum likelihood (ML) estimator were negligible. For a high 'true' correlation the GEPSE estimator turned out to be more efficient than the GEE and very efficient relative to the ML estimator. Furthermore, the pseudo-RT2 was close to RT2 of the underlying linear model. The mixed approach is illustrated using a psychiatric data set of depressive in-patients. The results of this analysis suggest that the depression score at discharge from a psychiatric hospital and the occurrence of stressful life events seem to increase the probability of having an episode of major depression within a one-year interval after discharge. Furthermore, the correlation structure points to short-time effects on having or not having a depressive episode, not accounted for in the systematic part of the regression model.

  2. Parameters in panoramic radiography for differentiation of radiolucent lesions

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    Ricardo Raitz

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to establish parameters in panoramic radiography for interpretation of unilocular radiolucent lesions, and to compare the accuracy of diagnoses given by examiners before and after using these parameters. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In Part I, 12 specialists analyzed 24 images and the diagnostic criteria used by each examiner to make correct diagnoses were used to build a list of basic radiographic parameters for each pathology (ameloblastoma, keratocystic odontogenic tumor, dentigerous cyst, and idiopathic bone cavity. In Part II, this list was used by 6 undergraduate students (Un, 8 recently graduated dentists (D, 3 oral pathologists, 3 stomatologists, 3 oral radiologists, and 3 oral surgeons to diagnose the corresponding pathologies in the other set of 24 panoramic radiographs (T2. The same analysis occurred without using this list (T1. The method of generalized estimating equations (GEE was used in order to estimate the probability of making a correct diagnosis depending on the specialty of the examiner, type of lesion, and moment of the evaluation, T1 or T2 (before or after they had access to the list of parameters, respectively. RESULTS: Higher values were obtained for the probability (GEE of making a correct diagnosis on T2; the group Un presented the highest improvement (14.6 %; no differences between the probabilities were observed either between Un and D, or among the different groups of specialists. CONCLUSIONS: The use of panoramic radiographic parameters did allow improving the diagnostic accuracy for all groups of examiners.

  3. Parent influences on preschoolers' objectively assessed physical activity.

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    Oliver, Melody; Schofield, Grant M; Schluter, Philip J

    2010-07-01

    The purposes of this study were to examine the relationship between accelerometer-derived physical activity (PA) in preschoolers and their parents, and to investigate other potential child and parental associates of child PA. Families of children aged 2-5 yrs were recruited in Auckland, New Zealand, from October 2006 to July 2007. Consenting children and parents had their height, weight, and waist circumference measured and were asked to wear accelerometers over 7 consecutive days, measuring PA in 15s epochs. Accelerometer data were gathered from 78 children, 62 mothers and 20 fathers over a median of 6.5-7 days, and converted to estimated daily PA rates for each individual using negative binomial generalised estimating equation (GEE) modelling. Potential associates of children's daily PA rates were then assessed using normal GEE models with exchangeable correlation structures. After taking account of all factors in the final multivariable model, parental PA rates (coefficient 0.09, 95% CI 0.03, 0.16, P=0.01) and child age (coefficient 0.11, 95% CI 0.01, 0.21, P=0.03) were the only factors significantly associated with child PA rates. Younger children may stand to benefit from PA intervention, and encouraging parental involvement in preschool PA interventions may be useful for increasing PA levels in young children. More work in this field is needed to corroborate these findings, improve generalisability, and determine causality. Copyright 2009 Sports Medicine Australia. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  4. A bias correction for covariance estimators to improve inference with generalized estimating equations that use an unstructured correlation matrix.

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    Westgate, Philip M

    2013-07-20

    Generalized estimating equations (GEEs) are routinely used for the marginal analysis of correlated data. The efficiency of GEE depends on how closely the working covariance structure resembles the true structure, and therefore accurate modeling of the working correlation of the data is important. A popular approach is the use of an unstructured working correlation matrix, as it is not as restrictive as simpler structures such as exchangeable and AR-1 and thus can theoretically improve efficiency. However, because of the potential for having to estimate a large number of correlation parameters, variances of regression parameter estimates can be larger than theoretically expected when utilizing the unstructured working correlation matrix. Therefore, standard error estimates can be negatively biased. To account for this additional finite-sample variability, we derive a bias correction that can be applied to typical estimators of the covariance matrix of parameter estimates. Via simulation and in application to a longitudinal study, we show that our proposed correction improves standard error estimation and statistical inference. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  5. Longitudinal impact of joint pain comorbidity on quality of life and activity levels in knee osteoarthritis: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative.

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    Hoogeboom, Thomas J; den Broeder, Alfons A; de Bie, Rob A; van den Ende, Cornelia H M

    2013-03-01

    Joint pain comorbidity (JPC) is common in individuals with knee OA. This study investigates the longitudinal association between JPC and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and physical activity levels in individuals with knee OA. Data from the progression cohort of the Osteoarthritis Initiative (n = 1233; age 61 years and 58% females) were analysed. JPC was considered present if individuals reported pain in three or more joint groups, including the knee joints. HRQoL was assessed using the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) Quality of Life subscale, and self-reported physical activity was determined using the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE). Generalized estimating equation (GEE) analyses were performed, adjusted for age, sex, duration of complaints, medical comorbidity, and physical and mental functioning. Over the 4-year period, 32% of participants never reported JPC, whereas 12% always reported JPC. GEE modelling demonstrated that having JPC was negatively associated with HRQoL [regression coefficient β (95% CI) -3.57 (-4.69, -2.44)] and not associated with physical activity [-1.32 (-6.61, 3.98)]. Considering the impact of JPC on the HRQoL of individuals with knee OA, the assessment of JPC in individuals with knee OA might be a daily routine.

  6. Production of a {sup 44} Ti target and its cross section of thermal neutron capture; Producao de um alvo de {sup 44} Ti e sua secao de choque para captura de neutrons termicos

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    Ejnisman, R

    1993-12-31

    A study of the production of a {sup 44} Ti target was carried out aiming the determination of its thermal neutron capture cross-section. With this purpose, the cross-section of the reaction {sup 45} Sc(p,2 n) {sup 44} Ti was determined in the energies 16-, 18-, 20-22- and 45 MeV. The cross-section of the reactions (p,n) {sup 45} Ti, (p,pn) {sup 44m} Sc, (p,pn) {sup 44g} Sc and (p,p2n){sup 43} Sc were also measured. The results in the low energy region are in good agreement with a previous work by McGee et al. On the other hand, the cross-section at 45 MeV is different from McGee`s result and indicates the existence of an abnormal behavior of the excitation function at higher energies. Furthermore, a radiochemical separation method was developed in order to eliminate Sc from the {sup 44} Ti target which was irradiated with neutrons. It was possible to determine an upper limit for the cross-section of the reaction {sup 44} Ti (n, {gamma}) of 4 x 10{sup 3} b. At last, it is presented a discussion of the results obtained and their possible astrophysical implications. (author) 94 refs.

  7. The association between residential eviction and syringe sharing among a prospective cohort of street-involved youth.

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    Pilarinos, Andreas; Kennedy, Mary Clare; McNeil, Ryan; Dong, Huiru; Kerr, Thomas; DeBeck, Kora

    2017-05-12

    Syringe sharing is a high-risk practice associated with the transmission of infectious diseases, such as HIV and HCV. While youth who contend with housing instability are known to be more likely to engage in high-risk substance use, the potential relationship between being evicted from housing and syringe sharing has not been examined. This study assessed whether residential eviction was associated with syringe sharing among street-involved youth in Vancouver, Canada. Data were derived from the At-Risk Youth Study (ARYS), a prospective cohort of street-involved youth who use drugs age 14-26 in Vancouver, Canada. The study period was June 2007 to May 2014, and the potential relationship between residential eviction and syringe sharing was analyzed using multivariable generalized estimating equations (GEE) logistic regression. Among 405 street-involved youth who injected drugs, 149 (36.8%) reported syringe sharing, defined as borrowing or lending a syringe, at some point during the study period. In a multivariable GEE analysis, recent residential eviction remained independently associated with syringe sharing (adjusted odds ratio (AOR) = 1.72, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.16-2.57), after adjusting for potential confounders. Syringe sharing was significantly elevated among youth who had recently been evicted from housing. These findings indicate that policy and programmatic interventions that increase housing stability may help mitigate high-risk substance use practices among vulnerable youth.

  8. How bees distinguish black from white

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    Horridge A

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Adrian Horridge Biological Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, AustraliaAbstract: Bee eyes have photoreceptors for ultraviolet, green, and blue wavelengths that are excited by reflected white but not by black. With ultraviolet reflections excluded by the apparatus, bees can learn to distinguish between black, gray, and white, but theories of color vision are clearly of no help in explaining how they succeed. Human vision sidesteps the issue by constructing black and white in the brain. Bees have quite different and accessible mechanisms. As revealed by extensive tests of trained bees, bees learned two strong signals displayed on either target. The first input was the position and a measure of the green receptor modulation at the vertical edges of a black area, which included a measure of the angular width between the edges of black. They also learned the average position and total amount of blue reflected from white areas. These two inputs were sufficient to help decide which of two targets held the reward of sugar solution, but the bees cared nothing for the black or white as colors, or the direction of contrast at black/white edges. These findings provide a small step toward understanding, modeling, and implementing in silicon the anti-intuitive visual system of the honeybee, in feeding behavior. Keywords: vision, detectors, black/white, color, visual processing

  9. The children of Ham

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    John W. Pulis

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available [First paragraph] Bob Marley: Songs of Freedom. RITA MARLEY, ADRIAN BOOT & CHRIS SALEWICZ (eds.. London: Bloomsbury, 1995. 288 pp. (Paper £ 14.99 Marley and Me: The Real Story. DON TAYLOR (as told to Mike Henry. Kingston: Kingston Publishers, 1994. xxxv + 226 pp. (Paper US$ 16.95 Dread Talk: The Language of Rastafari. VELMA POLLARD. Kingston: Canoe Press, 1994. x + 84 pp. (Paper J$ 150.00 Rastafari: Roots and ldeology. BARRY CHEVANNES. Syracuse NY: Syracuse University Press, 1994; Kingston: The Press - University of the West Indies, 1995. xiv + 298 pp. (Cloth US$ 34.95, Paper US$ 17.95; J$ 500.00 Seeking a myth to justify the enslavement of Africans, explorers, scholars, and others turned to the Bible, that most sacred and preeminent of Western texts, conjured-up an old biblical curse, and set it to work one more time. As Europe entered the Modern Era, Africans were reinvented as the children of Ham and were targeted for a life of servitude in the New World. Five hundred years later, black folk in Jamaica seized upon an event in Africa, re-interpreted a passage in the Revelation of John, and set in motion a project that transformed enslavement and exile into a religious movement of global proportions.1

  10. Comparative study on factors affecting anaerobic digestion of agricultural vegetal residues

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    Cioabla Adrian

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Presently, different studies are conducted related to the topic of biomass potential to generate through anaerobic fermentation process alternative fuels supposed to support the existing fossil fuel resources, which are more and more needed, in quantity, but also in quality of so called green energy. The present study focuses on depicting an optional way of capitalizing agricultural biomass residues using anaerobic fermentation in order to obtain biogas with satisfactory characteristics.. The research is based on wheat bran and a mix of damaged ground grains substrates for biogas production. Results The information and conclusions delivered offer results covering the general characteristics of biomass used , the process parameters with direct impact over the biogas production (temperature regime, pH values and the daily biogas production for each batch relative to the used material. Conclusions All conclusions are based on processing of monitoring process results , with accent on temperature and pH influence on the daily biogas production for the two batches. The main conclusion underlines the fact that the mixture batch produces a larger quantity of biogas, using approximately the same process conditions and input, in comparison to alone analyzed probes, indicating thus a higher potential for the biogas production than the wheat bran substrate. Adrian Eugen Cioabla, Ioana Ionel, Gabriela-Alina Dumitrel and Francisc Popescu contributed equally to this work

  11. Harmonic medicine: the influence of music over mind and medical practice.

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    Kobets, Andrew Joshua

    2011-06-01

    The Yale Medical Orchestra displayed exceptional talent and inspiration as it performed a timeless composition to celebrate Yale School of Medicine's bicentennial anniversary during a December 2010 concert. Under the leadership of musical directors Robert Smith and Adrian Slywotzky, the richly emotional meditations of Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Schubert, and Yale's own Thomas C. Duffy filled the minds and hearts of an audience as diverse as the orchestra. I intend to retrace the steps of that melodic journey in this essay, fully aware of the limits imposed on me to recreate the aural art form through the medium of text. While these symbols can be pale representations of the beauty and complexity of the music, I hope they will be the building blocks for the emotional experience of the audience. I describe the works' inception and their salient musical features and then review what we know about the effects of melody, meter, and timbre on our brains. My intentions are to provide evidence to encourage the further use of music as a tool in medical practice, provide interest in the works explored by the Yale orchestra, support the orchestra itself, and investigate a personal passion.

  12. Art therapy: an underutilized, yet effective tool

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    Robert A. Bitonte

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Art therapy has been recognized as beneficial and effective since first described by Adrian Hill in 1942. Even before this time, art therapy was utilized for moral reinforcement and psychoanalysis. Art therapy aids patients with, but not limited to, chronic illness, physical challenges, and cancer in both pediatric and adult scenarios. Although effective in patient care, the practice of art therapy is extremely underutilized, especially in suburban areas. While conducting our own study in northeastern Ohio, USA, we found that only one out of the five inpatient institutions in the suburban area of Mahoning County, Ohio, that we contacted provided continuous art therapy to it’s patients. In the metropolitan area of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, only eight of the twenty-two inpatient institutions in the area provided art therapy. There could be many reasons as to why art therapy is not frequently used in these areas, and medical institutions in general. The cause of this could be the amount of research done on the practice. Although difficult to conduct formal research on such a broad field, the American Art Therapy Association has succeeded in doing such, with studies showing improvement of the patient groups emotionally and mentally in many case types.

  13. "Dude! You mean you've never eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich?!?" Nut allergy as stigma in comic books.

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    McNicol, Sarah; Weaver, Simon

    2013-01-01

    This article examines the representation of nut allergy in comics aimed at children and young people. It maps the signification and stigma of nut allergy in comics, and includes an outline of the imagery, stereotypes, and connotations that are created on this condition. Three texts are examined: first, Allergic, a semi-autobiographical story by Adrian Tomine aimed at young adults; second, What's Up With Paulina? from the Medikidz series of comic books that aim to help a pre-teenage audience learn about medical conditions; and third, Peanut, a forthcoming comic book by Ayun Halliday aimed at those in their early to mid teenage years. Using textual analysis, we focus on three principal areas of the texts. First, we consider the way in which the allergic character is represented in relation to examples of felt stigma, typified by feelings of shame and rejection, and compare this representation to common stereotypes of disability. Second, we look at the representation of other characters, drawing attention to the way in which stigma is enacted, highlighting acts of overt discrimination. Last, we examine the way in which the event of an allergic reaction is portrayed, considering how this might be used to help children and young people better understand nut allergy and combat the stigma attached to it. Throughout the article we compare the representation of stigma in comics with that depicted in empirical research on children living with nut allergies.

  14. Inhibition of dipeptidyl peptidase-4: The mechanisms of action and clinical use of vildagliptin for the management of type 2 diabetes

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    Galina Smushkin

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Galina Smushkin, Adrian VellaDivision of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, and Nutrition, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USAAbstract: Postprandial hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes is characterized by impaired insulin secretion and action, decreased glucose effectiveness and defective suppression of glucagon secretion. Newly available therapies for type 2 diabetes target the pathway of the incretin hormone glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1. Oral inhibitors of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4 raise the level of endogenous GLP-1 by inhibiting its clearance thereby lowering fasting and postprandial glucose concentrations. Unlike compounds which act as agonists of the GLP-1 receptor, DPP-4 inhibitors are not associated with significant effects on gastrointestinal motility, which led to a controversy around the mechanisms responsible for their glucose-lowering effects. Here we review the evidence in regards to the mechanisms whereby DPP-4 inhibitors lower glucose concentrations. Their effects are most likely mediated by an increase in endogenous GLP-1, although additional mechanisms may be involved. The pharmacology, efficacy and safety of vildagliptin, a novel DPP-4 inhibitor, are also discussed.Keywords: insulin secretion, insulin action, incretin, DPP-4 inhibitor, glucagon-like peptide 1

  15. Characteristics of vortex packets in a boundary layer

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    Ganapathisubramani, Bharathram; Longmire, Ellen; Marusic, Ivan

    2002-11-01

    Stereo PIV was used to measure all three velocity components in streamwise-spanwise (x-y) planes of a turbulent boundary layer at Re_τ = 1060. Datasets were obtained in the log layer and beyond. The vector fields in the log layer (z^+ = 92 and 150, z - wall normal direction) revealed signatures of vortex packets similar to those found by Adrian and co-workers in their PIV experiments. Groups of legs of hairpin vortices appeared to be coherently arranged along the x direction. These regions also generated substantial Reynolds shear stress (-uw), sometimes as high as 40U_τ^2. A feature extraction algorithm was developed to automate the identification and characterization of these packets of hairpin vortices. Identified patches contributed 28% to the total -uw while occupying less than 5% of the total area in the log layer. Beyond the log layer (z^+ = 198, 530), the spatial organization into packets breaks down. Instead, large individual vortex cores and spanwise strips of positive and negative wall-normal velocity were observed. Supported by NSF (ACI-9982774, CTS-9983933).

  16. Characteristics of vortex packets in turbulent boundary layers

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    Ganapathisubramani, Bharathram; Longmire, Ellen K.; Marusic, Ivan

    2003-03-01

    Stereoscopic particle image velocimetry (PIV) was used to measure all three instantaneous components of the velocity field in streamwise spanwise planes of a turbulent boundary layer at Re[tau]=1060 (Re[theta]=2500). Datasets were obtained in the logarithmic layer and beyond. The vector fields in the log layer (z+=92 and 150) revealed signatures of vortex packets similar to those proposed by Adrian and co-workers in their PIV experiments. Groups of legs of hairpin vortices appeared to be coherently arranged in the streamwise direction. These regions also generated substantial Reynolds shear stress, sometimes as high as 40 times [minus sign]uw. A feature extraction algorithm was developed to automate the identification and characterization of these packets of hairpin vortices. Identified patches contributed 28% to [minus sign]uw while occupying only 4% of the total area at z+=92. At z+=150, these patches occupied 4.5% of the total area while contributing 25% to [minus sign]uw. Beyond the log layer (z+=198 and 530), the spatial organization into packets is seen to break down.

  17. The chloroplast genome of a symbiodinium sp. clade C3 isolate

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    Barbrook, Adrian C.

    2014-01-01

    Dinoflagellate algae of the genus Symbiodinium form important symbioses within corals and other benthic marine animals. Dinoflagellates possess an extremely reduced plastid genome relative to those examined in plants and other algae. In dinoflagellates the plastid genes are located on small plasmids, commonly referred to as \\'minicircles\\'. However, the chloroplast genomes of dinoflagellates have only been extensively characterised from a handful of species. There is also evidence of considerable variation in the chloroplast genome organisation across those species that have been examined. We therefore characterised the chloroplast genome from an environmental coral isolate, in this case containing a symbiont belonging to the Symbiodinium sp. clade C3. The gene content of the genome is well conserved with respect to previously characterised genomes. However, unlike previously characterised dinoflagellate chloroplast genomes we did not identify any \\'empty\\' minicircles. The sequences of this chloroplast genome show a high rate of evolution relative to other algal species. Particularly notable was a surprisingly high level of sequence divergence within the core polypeptides of photosystem I, the reasons for which are currently unknown. This chloroplast genome also possesses distinctive codon usage and GC content. These features suggest that chloroplast genomes in Symbiodinium are highly plastic. © 2013 Adrian C. Barbrook.

  18. Tips for using mobile audience response systems in medical education

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    Gousseau M

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Michael Gousseau, Connor Sommerfeld, Adrian Gooi Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada Background: With growing evidence on the benefits of active learning, audience response systems (ARSs have been increasingly used in conferences, business, and education. With the introduction of mobile ARS as an alternative to physical clickers, there are increasing opportunities to use this tool to improve interactivity in medical education. Aim: The aim of this study is to provide strategies on using mobile ARS in medical education by discussing steps for implementation and pitfalls to avoid. Method: The tips presented reflect our commentary of the literature and our experiences using mobile ARS in medical education. Results: This article offers specific strategies for the preparation, implementation, and assessment of medical education teaching sessions using mobile ARS. Conclusion: We hope these tips will help instructors use mobile ARS as a tool to improve student interaction, teaching effectiveness, and participant enjoyment in medical education. Keywords: mobile audience response systems, active learning, medical education, ARS

  19. Closeout for U.S. Department of Energy Final Technical Report for University of Arizona grant DOE Award Number DE-FG03-95ER40906 From 1 February 1995 to 31 January 2004 Grant title: Theory and Phenomenology of Strong and Weak High Energy Physics (Task A) and Experimental Elementary Particle Physics (Task B)

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    Rutherfoord, John; Toussaint, Doug; Sarcevic, Ina

    2005-03-03

    The following pages describe the high energy physics program at the University of Arizona which was funded by DOE grant DE-FG03-95ER40906, for the period 1 February 1995 to 31 January 2004. In this report, emphasis was placed on more recent accomplishments. This grant was divided into two tasks, a theory task (Task A) and an experimental task (Task B but called Task C early in the grant period) with separate budgets. Faculty supported by this grant, for at least part of this period, include, for the theory task, Adrian Patrascioiu (now deceased), Ina Sarcevic, and Douglas Toussaint., and, for the experimental task, Elliott Cheu, Geoffrey Forden, Kenneth Johns, John Rutherfoord, Michael Shupe, and Erich Varnes. Grant monitors from the Germantown DOE office, overseeing our grant, changed over the years. Dr. Marvin Gettner covered the first years and then he retired from the DOE. Dr. Patrick Rapp worked with us for just a few years and then left for a position at the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Kathleen Turner took his place and continues as our grant monitor. The next section of this report covers the activities of the theory task (Task A) and the last section the activities of the experimental task (Task B).

  20. Post-Dictatorship Documentary in Chile: Conversations with Three Second-Generation Film Directors

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    Antonio Traverso

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available No other medium has rejected the restorative narrative of Chile’s democratic state’s memory discourse as vigorously as documentary cinema. After the several democratic governments that succeeded the civic-military dictatorial alliance that ruled this nation uninterruptedly between 1973 and 1990, documentary films have resisted monumental versions of historical memory by confronting the ambivalent nuances of the traumatic legacy of the dictatorship. Chilean documentarians have investigated, uncovered, and depicted the dictatorial state’s crimes, while offering testimonial space to survivors, and have also interrogated the perspectives of the dictatorship’s supporters, collaborators, and perpetrators while wrestling with an open dialectic of confrontational and reconciliatory gestures. More recently, this interest has intensified and combined with what is often described as a “boom” in second-generation personal-narration memory films. The present article includes the author’s conversations with the directors of three recent Chilean second-generation documentaries that explore the perspectives of former secret service collaborators: Adrian Goycoolea’s ¡Viva Chile Mierda! [Long Live Chile, Damn It!] (2014, Andrés Lübbert’s El color del camaleón [The Color of the Chameleon] (2017, and Lissette Orozco’s El pacto de Adriana [Adriana’s Pact] (2017.